Culture by Design

A LeaderFactor Podcast

You can become a cultural architect no matter your position, your title, or your authority. Timothy R. Clark is joined by global experts and cultural architects to take on the big questions in leadership, diversity, equity, employee mental health, psychological safety, and team performance. You’ll learn how to build cultures of inclusion and innovation by design. Join us in influencing the world for good.

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Meeting People Where They Are with Bobbye Sweat

In this episode of Culture by Design, Timothy R. Clark is joined by Bobbye Sweat, Director of Diversity and Inclusion for First Command Financial Services in Forth Worth, Texas. Bobbye shares her experiences in seven different industries as she has worked to meet people where they are. She explains that if you really care, you’ll be authentic. That foundation of inclusion makes all the difference.

The Ladder of Vulnerability Panel Discussion

In this episode, we recap our live virtual event where Timothy R. Clark was joined by panelists Rafael Ramos from Coca-Cola FEMSA, Chantal le Roux from Amazon Web Services, Zaineb Haider from Cigna, and Tracey Walker from RSM. Together they discuss their own personal ladders of vulnerability based on the LeaderFactor vulnerability self-assessment.

Own Your Story with Wenche Fredriksen

On this week’s episode of Culture by Design, Timothy R. Clark is joined by Wenche Fredriksen, Senior Vice President Head of Diversity & Inclusion at DNB, Norway’s largest bank with over 10,000 employees. Wenche wears her heart on her sleeve as she tells Tim her story and explains how she found success in failing, being average, and being human. She encourages listeners to bring their full selves to work and advocate for psychological safety in their workplaces.

Surfing the Boundaries of Order and Chaos with James Evans

This week on Culture by Design, Timothy R. Clark is joined by James Evans, Director of Knowledge Lab at the University of Chicago. They talk about how to activate diversity, how to harness collective intelligence, and the paradoxical interplay between innovation and execution.

Your Difference is Your Greatest Strength with Nelson Derry

In this week’s episode of Culture by Design, Timothy R. Clark is joined by Nelson Derry, Global Head of Culture, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Aesop. Nelson’s inspiring upbringing and the depth of his career experience have shaped his worldview and taught him valuable lessons. He and Tim explore his story and discuss what it really takes to intentionally change organizational culture. Hint: it involves shedding bias and harnessing divergent perspectives.

Polishing Our People with Jeri Larsen

In this episode of Culture by Design, Timothy R. Clark is joined by Jari Larsen. They talk about how to meet the individual needs of team members, what it means to be a self-directed learner, and tackle some of the hardest elements of organizational culture. The main question at play: How can we make sure that our people are the happiest?

Inclusion is Core Business with Chantal Le Roux

In this week’s episode of Culture by Design, Chantal le Roux, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Program Manager at Amazon Web Services joins Timothy R. Clark to talk about how to embed inclusive strategy into workplace culture. It’s core business, something that people need to take ownership of in order to create spaces that are truly psychologically safe.

We’re All a Work in Progress with Suhail Al Kharsah

In this episode of Culture by Design, Timothy R. Clark is joined by Suhail Al Kharsah, Enterprise Agile Coach with the Central Transformation Office for Pharma International at Roche. Suhail shares the gems that he has learned from his many diverse professional and cultural experiences. Together they discuss the fluidity of connection, the need to overcome perfectionism mindsets, and how to set expectations that allow for experimentation.

Curiosity is Today’s Superpower with Garry Browne

On this week’s episode of Culture by Design, Timothy R. Clark is joined by Garry Browne, Head of Learning and Development at Nestle UK and Ireland. They discuss all things reflection, passion, and introspection.If intrinsic motivation and self-awareness are your jam, if you’re curious about the interplay between leadership and inclusivity, or if you want to learn how to harness your interests into work that you’re passionate about, press play.

Bring Yourself to the Doorstep of Change with Tony Daloisio

Why is change so difficult to maintain? How can reaching beyond quantitative data improve problem solving? In this week's episode of Culture By Design, Tony Daloisio joins Timothy R. Clark to discuss the recipe for lasting change and the possibilities of influence and intuition in leadership and business thinking.

Infusing Agility Into the DNA of Your Culture with Marcelino Sanchez

Rarely doing organizations reward leaders for the things they stop doing. We should be excited at the prospect of simplifying processes and getting operational clarity. Clarity in creates speed. How do you create clarity and eliminate the "resistance" to organizational change? In this week’s episode of Culture by Design, Timothy R. Clark interviews Marcelino Sanchez, Managing Principal at Agilityze on how you can infuse agility into the DNA of your culture.

Be Brave at Work with Ed Evarts

What does it mean to be brave at work? Do you look at bravery as a skill that you can develop? This week Ed Evarts joins Timothy R. Clark to discuss what that looks like for leaders and individual contributors to be brave at work.

Experiential Learning: Leveling-up L&D with Paul Phelan

What happens when you treat your people as the number one asset in the building? There are positive consequences that ripple throughout the organization. This week, Paul Phelan, Head of Leadership Development at Jardine Motors Group shares his story and unique experiences with leadership training. Enjoy this episode of Culture by Design.

Empathy, the HR Superpower with Brandon Springle

How do you put people in the best positions to be successful? How do you draw stories and insights from data to shape your employe engagement experience? The answer is empathy and an absolute focus on helping people. This episode features our conversation with Brandon Springle, Director of Human Resources for Shaw Industries.

Becoming an Authentic Leader with Zoe Mitchell

What does it mean to be an authentic and inclusive leader? Voted “Most Supportive Leader” by her employees and colleagues, Zoe Mitchell shares her story and her advice for becoming an authentic and inclusive leader with host Timothy R. Clark.

Leading Through Connection with Kenny Luck

"If you're not doing relationships right, you're not doing life right" this week Timothy R. Clark interviews Kenny Luck founder of Every Man Ministries and ECPA platinum award winning author of 24 books. Together they discuss connecting in a post-pandemic virtual world and the importance of getting your relationships right.

Creating Shared Meaning with Dr. Reggie Crane

What if everyone in your organization approached their role and understood its direct impact on the core mission and values of the organization? How do you create shared meaning. In this episode Timothy R. Clark interviews Dr. Reggie Crane on how to approach shared meaning.

A Culture of Design Thinking with Mark Polson

Timothy R Clark invites Mark Polson to discuss design thinking and how to create a climate where creativity and innovation thrive. Mark is former VP of Creativity and Business Innovation at Estée Lauder, Principal and Founder of Polson & Associates and Professor for the MPS Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing Management Program.

Inside an Olympic Team Culture with Dan Collins

Timothy R Clark invites olympic medalist, speaker, trainer and consultant Dan Collins to discuss team culture and becoming our best selves. Dan shares insights on how to make a bigger contribution and discover your strengths.

Delighting in Diversity with Love Odih Kumuyi

Timothy R. Clark invites Love Odih Kumuyi founder of Unsiloed to discuss how organizations can design more inclusive environments and get unsiloed. Love offers practical tools for making lasting change while also sharing pitfalls to avoid when navigating cultural transformation.

Navigating Workplace Bullying with Nicki Eyre

Dr. Timothy R. Clark invites Nicki Eyre to discuss navigating workplace bullying from both the individual and organizational level, why encouraging a speak-up culture is not enough, and how to have both performance and cultural accountability for individual contributors and leaders.

Introduction to Culture by Design

Welcome to “Culture by Design” a LeaderFactor Podcast. We’ll bring together expertise from around the globe to discuss the unique challenges facing leaders working in highly dynamic environments. To help you create a culture by design not by default.