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The People Dividend Podcast

Mar 15, 2022

Welcome to another episode of The Authentic Change Podcast, I am Mike Horne, your host, and I am joined today by Ron Carucci. Ron is the co-founder and Managing Partner at Navalent, he has a 30-year track record of helping organizations adopt strategies that lead to accelerated growth, and designing programs to execute those strategies. He is also a two-time TED speaker and the best-selling author of eight books, including the Amazon #1 Rising to Power: The Journey of Exceptional Executives and he recently released To Be Honest: Lead with the Power of Truth, Justice, and Purpose, Ron is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review.

In this episode, Ron and I discuss the challenges of hybridized leadership, the change in paradigms in the workplace as the root cause of the Great Resignation, and how honesty, integrity, and authenticity are fundamental values that need to be integrated into all organizations wishing to provide a sense of meaning and belonging to their members.


Key Takeaways:

[2:49] Ron talks about his personal and professional career.

[4:20] Ron talks about the pathways that led him to the state of abundance he is today.

[8:20] Ron shares one of the most consistent things he hears coming from his clients at Navalent, and it is the recognition of the deep care Navalent shows for them.

[10:04] Ron talks about how his values show up in the work with clients.

[13:40] Ron explains how change is meant to be hard even when we choose it.

[15:42] Ron shares his observations in regards to the process of transformation and to the expectations a client could have when beginning their work with Navalent.

[18:12] Ron shares his definition of honesty: justice and purpose, say and do the right thing and do it for the right reason.

[19:03] Mike talks about the selection problem existing in the leadership field, technical skills are not enough to make a good leader.

[20:18] Ron talks about the challenges of leadership becoming hybridized.

[20:54] Studies about the reasons behind the Great Resignation show that people are looking for two things from their jobs: meaning and belonging.

[22:03] Discover your purpose.

[24:08] There is a change of paradigm about employees, from “Everyone is replaceable” to knowledge workers which is a different level of investment.

[24:33] What is on the horizon for executive development?

[27:20] Ron talks about his message in his latest book: To Be Honest: Lead with the Power of Truth, Justice, and Purpose.

[28:40] Ron shares one of his favorite stories including in his book.

[30:16] Ron explains how authenticity and integrity manifest in the workplace.

[34:27] We have to equip leaders to lead with intention.


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