Smith Business Insight Podcast

Smith Business Insight Podcast

Understand the rapidly evolving corporate world, stay ahead of the curve, and navigate a landscape that is no longer defined by the balance sheet alone. Our newest season, TEAMS Work, explores how to take your team to the next level. Most of the work you’ll do today isn’t done solo. It’s done in teams with your colleagues, managers and others. Indeed, effective teamwork is the superpower behind organizational success. Yet we don’t pay enough attention to what makes teams thrive or fail. Join host Meredith Dault as she takes you inside the world of teamwork and tackles the issues and stumbling blocks that prevent teams from being all that they can be. From how to make the most of hybrid teams to learning how to align diverse voices and more, you’ll never look at working in groups the same way again.

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Available Episodes

  • Season 2. Episode 5

    TEAMS Work: Innovating Teams

    Innovation teams have jumped from tech firms to general organizations that need to find creative responses to rapid-fire change. What makes them special?

  • Season 2. Episode 4

    TEAMS Work: Building High EQ Teams

    We know how important it is for people to have emotional intelligence to thrive in the workplace. The same goes for teams. Here’s a road map to build team-wide EQ

  • Season 2. Episode 3

    TEAMS Work: Secrets of Knowledge-Hungry Teams

    People seem too busy or shy or skittish to share information or offer advice that would improve a team member’s performance. This episode shows you how to release the knowledge dam.

  • Season 2. Episode 2

    TEAMS Work: Aligning Diverse Voices

    How do team leaders align diverse voices? And how can a diverse mindset be cultivated, whether or not you’re in charge?

  • Season 2. Episode 1

    TEAMS Work: Managing Boundary-Busting Teams

    How do we build teams that make the most of being hybrid, and how do we keep pulling in the same direction… even when we’re not in the same space?

  • Season 1. Episode 6

    Start-up Cycle: Perseverance

    Starting a business is one thing, discover how to keep going when the going gets tough.

  • Season 1. Episode 5

    Start-up Cycle: Sustaining

    Too many start-ups hit the ground running, and then sputter out before their time is up. Don’t let it happen to you. This episode focuses on finding ways to sustain your business as it grows.

  • Season 1. Episode 4

    Start-up Cycle: Scaling

    One of the challenges when you are growing your business is finding the right balance: do you grow the leadership team first, or focus on the sales force? And how far into the future should you be casting your gaze? We tackle these questions and hear what makes great entrepreneurial teams tick.

  • Season 1. Episode 3

    Start-up Cycle: Financing

    You know your business idea is worth a million bucks – now you just have to convince someone to give you the cash to make it happen. But while some say it is easier than ever for start-ups to raise money, one question remains: what’s the best way to do it?

  • Season 1. Episode 2

    Start-up Cycle: Risk

    Shari Hughson, director of the Master of Entrepreneurship & Innovation program, knows a thing or two about risk-taking. We also hear from Smith entrepreneurship coach and mentor JP Shearer on the risks every entrepreneur needs to be aware of when starting a business.

  • Season 1. Episode 1

    Start-up Cycle: Discovery

    Are entrepreneurs born or are they made? And what matters more when you are starting a business - passion or perseverance? This first episode of The Start-up Cycle explores these questions and more.