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Inspired By Example | Ep 12 Anthony Soohoo

Inspired By Example | Ep 12 Anthony Soohoo

Anthony Soohoo is the rare business leader who has led startups and driven industry-changing digital transformation at Fortune 500 companies. As EVP at Walmart, he led one of the largest digital transformations in history, generating billions in incremental revenue and record profits. At CBS, Anthony launched the company's first over-the-top streaming service, catapulting CBS.com into the largest television network site in the industry in the late 2000's. Anthony is currently a board member at Spryker Systems, Venture Advisor with AI Fund, and an Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Harvard Business School.

Rich P

Rich P

strategy blog
Where Strategy Goes To Die?

Where Strategy Goes To Die?

Once leaders have done the work of developing the strategy, success is in the hands of middle management and frontline team members. But is that where strategy goes to die?

Rich P

Rich P

leadership podcast
Inspired By Example | Ep 11 Rev Dr Malcolm Young

Inspired By Example | Ep 11 Rev Dr Malcolm Young

Any transformational leader must manage the pace of change, holding true to what is essential about the organization while re-imagining a bold and innovative future. Will and Rich's guest is the Reverend Dr Malcolm Young, Dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, where he is leading its mission to serve with joy and reimagine church in the 21st century.

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Rich P

strategy blog
How Progress Really Happens

How Progress Really Happens

Closing the gap between strategy and implementation is the key to future success.

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Rich P

leadership podcast
Inspired By Example | Ep 10. Frédérique Campagne Irwin

Inspired By Example | Ep 10. Frédérique Campagne Irwin

In episode 10 of Inspired By Example, Rich and Will talk to Frédérique Campagne Irwin, President and CEO of the National Women's History Museum. Fred shares some of the core values, influences and lessons learned that have shaped and guided her own leadership style through a career that has taken her from consulting, impact-based entrepreneurship, to now reimagining how non-profits plan and build for the future. Inspired By Example is presented by InspireHQ and Next Frontier Capital, and each episode explores the traits and values of transformational leadership. Past guests include Tony James (former President of Blackstone), Steve Burke (former CEO of NBCUniversal), Steve Abbot (retired 4-star Admiral), Waded Cruzado (President of Montana State University-Bozeman) and more.

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Rich P

leadership podcast
Inspired By Example | Ep 9 Waded Cruzado

Inspired By Example | Ep 9 Waded Cruzado

In episode 9 of our podcast on leadership, Rich and Will talk to President Waded Cruzado (Montana State University). Waded shares the "five traits of leaders at their best" and a powerful metaphor for the value of lessons learned through challenging times, inspired by Maurice Hilleman (the greatest innovator of modern vaccines — and, by the way, a graduate of MSU). Waded also discusses the fraught environment on university and college campuses and the opportunity it presents.

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Rich P

leadership podcast
Inspired By Example | Ep 8 Zebulon Scoville

Inspired By Example | Ep 8 Zebulon Scoville

This week, Will and Rich's guest is Zebulon Scoville, Lead Flight Director of NASA's Mission Control. Zeb shares the lessons from his remarkable career at NASA, which includes leading the International Space Station from the console at Mission Control, creating "return to flight" safety protocols following the Columbia shuttle disaster and collaborating with commercial partners like SpaceX to accelerate the possibilities of future space exploration. Zeb is now Lead Flight Director for the Artemis mission, NASA's first piloted mission to the moon in more than 50 years. It's a fascinating conversation on leadership from within one of the most innovative organizations in humankind.

Rich P

Rich P

leadership podcast
Inspired By Example | Ep 7 Tony James

Inspired By Example | Ep 7 Tony James

Tony James is one of the most accomplished business leaders of the past 40 years. In this episode, Tony discusses the lessons of leadership built over a remarkable career leading at DLJ and as president of the global asset management firm Blackstone. We think this episode is a master class on leadership from someone who has, undoubtedly, led by example. As Tony says "stay calm, stay positive, and never give up." This podcast is presented by InspireHQ and Next Frontier Capital.

Rich P

Rich P

leadership podcast
Inspired By Example | Ep 6 Dan Goldsmith

Inspired By Example | Ep 6 Dan Goldsmith

Dan talks about his meteoric rise to become one of IBM's youngest ever partners in its global consultancy, the lessons he brought with him to Veeva (that transformed the life sciences industry on its way to a $30B market cap with 35% annual growth), Instructure (which he led to a $2B public to private exit) and his current role as CEO of Tendo.

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Rich P

demo video
Alignd Demo

Alignd Demo

This is Alignd. An AI enabled strategy alignment app in service of how progress really happens. A tool that enables you to clarify your organization's vision and priorities, focus actions to strategy and create asynchronous awareness of the energy and talent within your company. This is how it works.

Rich P

Rich P

Teamwork blog
Unlocking the power of "shared consciousness"

Unlocking the power of "shared consciousness"

We seek (and find) inspiration everywhere, and a recent example is Gen McChrystal's "Team of Teams," on leadership, teamwork and adaptability in a complex world.

Rich P

Rich P

podcast podcast
Inspired By Example | Ep 5 - David Coulter

Inspired By Example | Ep 5 - David Coulter

David talks about about some of the valuable lessons he's learned along the way from people like Mac McQuown (former innovator at Wells Fargo), Tom Clausen (former CEO of B of A), Dan Case (former CEO of Hambrecht & Quist) and Farnam Jahanian (President of Carnegie Mellon University) and through his own remarkable career that includes positions of leadership at some of the world’s most iconic financial institutions, including as the Chairman and CEO of Bank of America, Vice Chairman of JPMorgan Chase and Managing Director of Warburg Pincus.

Rich P

Rich P

enterprise alignment blog
The Secret Sauce of Autonomy...is Alignment

The Secret Sauce of Autonomy...is Alignment

On how "speed of play" depends on the happy marriage of autonomy and alignment.

Rich P

Rich P

podcast podcast
Inspired By Example | Ep 4 - Mitchell Kertzman

Inspired By Example | Ep 4 - Mitchell Kertzman

Mitchell recently retired as Managing Director of Hummer Winblad, and before that was CEO of private and public companies for over 30 years, including Powersoft, Sybase and Liberate Technologies.

Rich P

Rich P

teamwork blog
Embracing Interdependence

Embracing Interdependence

On a key to becoming a "learning organization."

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Rich P

inspiration podcast
Inspired By Example | Ep 3 — Adm Steve Abbot (Ret.)

Inspired By Example | Ep 3 — Adm Steve Abbot (Ret.)

Steve's remarkable life has included being a Rhodes Scholar, combat fighter pilot, Bronze Medal recipient, test pilot of the F-18, Commanding Officer of the USS Theodore Roosevelt during Operation Desert Storm, four-star admiral and, following his 34-year naval career, Deputy Homeland Security Senior Advisor.

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Rich P

inspiration podcast
Inspired By Example | Ep 2 — Steve Burke

Inspired By Example | Ep 2 — Steve Burke

Steve Burke talks about his career (from running Walt Disney Europe to president of ABC, from CEO of NBC Universal to the "third act" of his life), his mentors and friends (which include legends like Michael Eisner, Frank Wells, Jamie Dimon and Warren Buffett) and some of the lessons that have shaped his remarkable life.

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Rich P

inspiration, podcast podcast
Inspired By Example | Ep 1 — Will Price

Inspired By Example | Ep 1 — Will Price

From an international childhood, to a "traditional" path of Harvard, Morgan Stanley and Bay Area tech, to a life in the mountains of Montana, transforming the landscape of innovation throughout the Rocky Mountains, Will has "inspired by example."

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Rich P

Strategy blog
A) vitamin B) painkiller C) cure? How about D!

A) vitamin B) painkiller C) cure? How about D!

Vitamin, painkiller or cure? We get asked: Which is your tool? We think InspireHQ is actually different altogether.

Rich P

Rich P

Strategy blog
Strategy is food

Strategy is food

A daily dose of (aligning to) strategy is nourishment that is critical to the health and vigor of your organization.

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Rich P

enterprise alignment blog
The Need For Speed

The Need For Speed

Why companies are turning to digital tools to help accelerate productivity and engagement.

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Rich P

culture blog
Who are the right people for your organization?

Who are the right people for your organization?

One simple perspective - the right people are the ones who share your organization’s core values.

Adam B

Adam B

strategy video
What can you do today?

What can you do today?

How the ONE THING focusing question can help accelerate you towards big results

Adam B

Adam B

strategy blog
Five questions to spark strategic conversations

Five questions to spark strategic conversations

The job of strategy is direction and focus – and asking these questions helps realign both.

Adam B

Adam B

enterprise alignment blog
Harmony necessitates differences

Harmony necessitates differences

On the equation that results in "harmony."

Rich P

Rich P

enterprise alignment blog
The Early Warning System of Misalignment

The Early Warning System of Misalignment

On two types of strategic misalignment, "the silent killer" vs. "the wobble."

Rich P

Rich P

focus blog
Start With The Socks | Why A “Daily Focus” Matters

Start With The Socks | Why A “Daily Focus” Matters

On the practice of clarifying the most important thing to do

Rich P

Rich P

teamwork blog
Coordinated Agility | The Art Of Moving Together

Coordinated Agility | The Art Of Moving Together

Enabling individuals and teams to break down silos, build greater transparency, empathy and context.

Rich P

Rich P

enterprise alignment video
 

The 3 C's Of Enterprise Alignment

Establishing and maintaining enterprise alignment requires what we call "the 3 C's" — Clarity. Coordination. Conviction.

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