Scrambled Eggs Episode 5: Jennifer Hancock

Need a quick laugh to go along with some food for thought? Then this and every session of Scrambled Eggs is perfect, as Dan Hill and his guest explore a key term from each author’s book and how it might lead to improved business practices.

In the episode 5, my guest is Jennifer Hancock, author of Applied Humanism: How to Create More Effective and Ethical Businesses

Jennifer and I discuss the term ACCESSIBLE: The promise made by an employee’s new boss the day that person is hired, on the assumption the employee will be wise enough never to take it for a test drive.

This term and others can be found in my new book:

Scrambled Eggs Episode 4: Jonathan Brill

Need a quick laugh to go along with some food for thought? Then this and every session of Scrambled Eggs is perfect, as Dan Hill and his guest explore a key term from each author’s book and how it might lead to improved business practices.

In the episode 4, my guest is Jonathan Brill, author of Rogue Waves: Future-Proof Your Business to Survive and Profit from Radical Change.

Jonathan and I discuss the term TRENDSPOTTING: Guessing what the light at the end of the tunnel might actually be.

This term and others can be found in Dan’s new book:

Follow the Platinum Rule to Save Face

There are so many sayings that involve the face, but perhaps none is more central to Asian culture than “saving face.” That’s because it represents retaining one’s dignity versus being embarrassed or humiliated in front of others. In truth, though, everyone wants nothing more than to be appreciated, as the psychologist William James recognized long ago. In this episode, Maya Hu-Chan puts “faces” into a business context for listeners. In a meeting between Western and Eastern executives, for instance, how will a long silence be handled? Odds are that Americans will jump in first, breaking the silence. Given more than 20 years of international business experience, Hu-Chan takes listeners through why regional, company and individual personality differences matter so much. Are you a high-context or low-context person? It’s time to find out by taking in this episode that involves the platinum rule, i.e., treating others they way they wanted to be treated.

Released today: episode #72 of my podcast series “Dan Hill’s EQ Spotlight,” featuring Maya Hu-Chan discussing Saving Face: How to Preserve Dignity and Build Trust. Click on here to get to the new episode.

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Maya Hu-Chan is the founder and president of Global Leadership Associates and the co-author of Global Leadership: The Next Generation. She’s trained and coached leaders from Fortune 500 companies to non-profits around the world.

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Dan Hill, PhD, is the president of Sensory Logic, Inc. His latest book, available on Amazon is Blah, Blah, Blah: A Snarky Guide to Office Lingo.

Scrambled Eggs Episode 3: Angelica Malin

Need a quick laugh to go along with some food for thought? Then this and every session of Scrambled Eggs is perfect, as Dan Hill and his guest explore a key term from each author’s book and how it might lead to improved business practices.

In the episode 3, my guest is Angelica Malin, author of She Made It.

Angelica and I discuss the term: MANEL: A nondiverse (all-male) conference panel. Because really, we don’t get to hear nearly enough about what white men think.

This term and others can be found in Dan’s new book:

Scrambled Eggs Episode 2: Duena Blomstrom

Need a quick laugh to go along with some food for thought? Then this and every session of Scrambled Eggs is perfect, as Dan Hill and his guest explore a key term from each author’s book and how it might lead to improved business practices.

In the second episode, my guest is Duena Blomstrom, author of People Before Tech: The Importance of Psychological Safety and Teamwork in the Digital Age.

Duena and I discuss the term: CHATBOTS: Automated website attendants about as responsive as your average husband if asked his opinion of past seasoning while watching a sporting event on TV.

This term and others can be found in Dan’s new book:

Scrambled Eggs Episode 1: Todd Domke

Need a quick laugh to go along with some food for thought? Then this and every session of Scrambled Eggs is perfect, as Dan Hill and his guest explore a key term from each author’s book and how it might lead to improved business practices.

The inaugural episode’s guest is Todd Domke, author of Cain & Abel At Work: How to Overcome Office Politics and the People Who Stand Between You and Success

Todd and Dan discuss the term: (the) OFFICE: The movie set for a dystopian film.

This term and others can be found in Dan’s new book:

Women Rightfully Seizing the Throne (or a Share of It)

An image of the question: "By how much does a company’s profit margin grow by having lots of female executives?" The choices are A) 5 times as high, B) 10 times as high, and C) 15 times as high.

The correct answer is B. As recounted in Angelica Malin’s new book, in which a study of the largest 250 companies on the London Stock Exchange found that companies with more than one third of women in their executive committees enjoyed a profit margin greater than ten times higher. Most times, money talks – or to quote Bob Dylan: “Money doesn’t talk, it swears.” So . . . why in the world haven’t more companies pursued a policy of adding more female executives? Is it possible that (white) male leaders are choosing their own comfort level over what would aid the company? Is it possible they are simply unwilling to share the “reins of power” out of fears of being replaced? One’s head spins given all the interpretative possibilities of such a stark, startling statistic. Malin’s book is nothing if not a call for more female entrepreneurship, more empowerment, more determination than ever to break through. No wonder the book is dedicated in part to Taylor Swift.

Released today: episode #71 of my podcast series “Dan Hill’s EQ Spotlight,” featuring Angelica Malin McDargh discussing She Made It: The Toolkit for Female Founders in the Digital Age. Click here to get to the new episode.

Images of Author Angelica Malin and her new book "She Made It. The Tool Kit for Female Founders in the Digital Age" for Dan Hill's EQ Spotlight podcast , episode 71.

Angelica Malin is the Editor-in-Chief of About Time Magazine and she’s the UK’s rising voice for championing women founders and entrepreneurs. She’s appeared on BBC News and LBC Business Hour and has been featured in The Telegraph, Forbes, and Real Business.

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Dan Hill, PhD, is the president of Sensory Logic, Inc. His latest book, available on Amazon is Blah, Blah, Blah: A Snarky Guide to Office Lingo.

Introducing Blah Blah Blah: A Snarky Guide to Office Lingo

The Time for Change Is Now!

Why is it that so often companies work at cross-purposes? For example, companies recognize the need to be innovative. Change outside of HQ is everywhere. Over the next 10 years, it’s estimated that around 50% of the companies currently on the Fortune 500 will be replaced. And yet . . . they have mostly, barely added any female executives or executives of color despite the #MeToo Movement and Black Lives Matter protests.

Or here’s another example that inspired my latest book. American public companies report about $50 billion in annual restructuring charges. And yet . . . they never seem to get around to removing from their ranks the bullies who are estimated to comprise over 25% of the managers on staff. What’s the point of focusing on company culture and organizational change if you’re going to let internal bullies go unscathed?

So to do my small part in favor of reform, I’ve crowd-sourced the following:

Here’s the vaccine for office politics. Laugh. Smirk. Cry me a river. The one thing you won’t regret in life is buying yourself a copy of this book. While Blah, Blah, Blah: A Snarky Guide to Office Lingo may not save your career, it will help to save your sanity. Whatever you do on the job, remember: laughter is the key.