Radio Omnicor – Episode 9 – Down the Assessment Rabbit Hole with Professor Kriek

Prof Hennie Kriek, CEO of TTS and highly acclaimed academic, is in studio with Colleen Mclintock, Hilton Rudnick and Marcel Harper.

In this panel interview format, the discussion looks back into the practice of psychometrics, and to the future – or where it may end up. The current practice of online assessments is unpacked and Prof explains the pros and cons… some which may surprise you.

Radio Omnicor – Episode 8 – An Epic Journey from Goal-Driven Coaching to Presence and Purpose

In this episode, James Ashton takes us on an epic journey, so beautifully narrated that it will have you transported to faraway places and spaces. He shares his very personal story of starting Omnicor with his wife Cathy Farlam, and how they built a business with passion and purpose at a time in South Africa’s history that demanded sensitivity and vision.

Radio Omnicor – Episode 7 – Grains of Truth from the Happy Sandpit – Engagement and Beyond

This month: Dr Hilton Rudnick is in the studio with Colin Browne, and we discuss the thorny issue of organisational culture.

Colin has a very important message about leadership and their impact on the organisational culture and climate. His metaphor of the happy sandpit immediately sets the tone for the conversation.

Colin has a unique perspective as a journalist, researcher and business owner, and has dealt with the hard realities of leadership himself. What are the factors that will get your team excited to come to work and which potentially chase them away?

This episode is a must-listen for new leaders and those struggling with this complex issue, with practical steps to improve your current work climate.

Radio Omnicor – Episode 6 – Leadership for Advanced Users: Wisdom During Times of Chaos

This month: Professor Jansen is known for his strong views on transformation, peaceful reconciliation and unity, which he has pursued in earnest at UFS. Jansen stepped down as UFS Rector and Vice-Chancellor to become a Fellow at the Centre for Advanced Studies in the Behavioural Sciences at Stanford University in the US.

In recognition of his contribution to education Prof Jansen has received honorary doctorates in education from the United Kingdom and the USA, including one from the University of Edinburgh. Prof Jansen has published several books, is a columnist in leading newspapers in the country and has a large social media following.

Our time was short but we managed to touch on some really interesting issues – for example, why did Prof leave SA and is he coming back? How do we address racism in SA amongst our friends and community? What is a Tarzan Leader and how do we bring some heart back to our leadership decisions?

Listen to this month’s podcast and find out the answer to these and many more questions.

Radio Omnicor – Episode 3 – The Emperors New Clothes

Welcome to the second episode of Radio Omnicor – our podcast about the science of business!

At Omnicor, we’re driven to understand as much as possible in the current organisational and people development space. Each episode will feature fascinating guests who will share tools and the latest thinking to help grow your own career or improve your team or business.

Today, Colleen McLintock has the pleasure of interviewing Marc Kahn, author of “Coaching on the Axis” and Global HR Director for Investec.

Radio Omnicor – Episode 2 – Planned Happenstance and Climate Surveys

Welcome to the second episode of Radio Omnicor – our podcast about the science of business!

At Omnicor, we’re driven to understand as much as possible in the current organisational and people development space. Each episode will feature fascinating guests who will share tools and the latest thinking to help grow your own career or improve your team or business.

Today we speak with Hilton Rudnick about climate surveys – also known as engagement surveys – about the importance of understanding the people in your organisation, and then we discuss the oxymoron-sounding idea of “planned happenstance”.

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