StrategyDriven Podcast Special Edition 9 – An Interview with Steve Kerr, author of Reward Systems

StrategyDriven Podcasts focus on the tools and techniques executives and managers can use to improve their organization’s alignment and accountability to ultimately achieve superior results. These podcasts elaborate on the best practice and warning flag posts on the StrategyDriven website.

Special Edition 9 – An Interview with Steve Kerr, author of Reward Systems examines how properly conceived and implemented reward systems create organizational alignment and increase execution efficiency and effectiveness. During our discussion, Steve Kerr, author of Reward Systems: Does Yours Measure Up? and Senior Advisor at Goldman Sachs, shares with us his insights regarding:

  • components of an effective reward system and how they help create organizational alignment
  • a three phase process for creating a reward system aligned with an organization’s strategic goals
  • how to introduce employees to a new or changing reward system
  • balancing performance, tenure, and attendance during reward determination
  • warning signs that an organization’s reward system is less than effective

Additional Information

Steve’s book, Reward Systems, can be purchased by clicking here.

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About the Author

Steve Kerr, author of Reward Systems, is Senior Advisor at Goldman Sachs, where as Chief Learning Officer he created Pine Street, the firm’s distinctive leadership development organization. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Steve was the Chief Learning Officer at General Electric, where he led and expanded that organization’s world renowned Crotonville learning center. He has also served on the business school faculties at Ohio State University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Southern California. To read Steve’s full biography, click here.

StrategyDriven Podcast Special Edition 6b – An Interview with Gregory Berns, author of Iconoclast: A Neuroscientist Reveals How to Think Differently, part 2 of 2

StrategyDriven Podcasts focus on the tools and techniques executives and managers can use to improve their organization’s alignment and accountability to ultimately achieve superior results. These podcasts elaborate on the best practice and warning flag posts on the StrategyDriven website.

Special Edition 6b – An Interview with Gregory Berns, author of Iconoclast: A Neuroscientist Reveals How to Think Differently, part 2 of 2 examines what makes iconoclasts so astoundingly creative and successful. During the second part of our discussion, Gregory Berns, author of Iconoclast: A Neuroscientist Reveals How to Think Differently and Distinguished Chair of Neuroeconomics at Emory University, shares with us his insights regarding:

  • encouraging employee creativity with a culture of openness
  • combating group think in decision-making
  • fostering iconoclastic behavior within an organization

Additional Information

Complimenting the tremendous insights Greg shares in Iconoclast and this special edition podcast are the additional publications accessible from his website (www.ccnl.emory.edu/greg/). Greg’s book, Iconoclast, can be purchased by clicking here.

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About the Author

StrategyDriven Expert Contributor | Gregory BernsGregory Berns, author of Iconoclast, is Distinguished Chair of Neuroeconomics at Emory University where he is a professor in the department of Psychiatry and Economics at the Goizueta Business School. A pioneer in the field of neuroeconomics, his research has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and Money. To read Greg’s full biography, click here.

StrategyDriven Podcast Special Edition 6a – An Interview with Gregory Berns, author of Iconoclast: A Neuroscientist Reveals How to Think Differently, part 1 of 2

StrategyDriven Podcasts focus on the tools and techniques executives and managers can use to improve their organization’s alignment and accountability to ultimately achieve superior results. These podcasts elaborate on the best practice and warning flag posts on the StrategyDriven website.

Special Edition 6a – An Interview with Gregory Berns, author of Iconoclast: A Neuroscientist Reveals How to Think Differently, part 1 of 2 examines what makes iconoclasts so astoundingly creative and successful. During our discussion, Gregory Berns, author of Iconoclast: A Neuroscientist Reveals How to Think Differently and Distinguished Chair of Neuroeconomics at Emory University, shares with us his insights regarding:

  • who are iconoclasts
  • the three characteristic traits of an iconoclast
  • how perception influences creativity and actions individuals can take to expand their perception
  • the impact of courage on iconoclasm

Additional Information

Complimenting the tremendous insights Greg shares in Iconoclast and this special edition podcast are the additional publications accessible from his website (www.ccnl.emory.edu/greg/). Greg’s book, Iconoclast, can be purchased by clicking here.


About the Author

StrategyDriven Expert Contributor | Gregory BernsGregory Berns, author of Iconoclast, is Distinguished Chair of Neuroeconomics at Emory University where he is a professor in the department of Psychiatry and Economics at the Goizueta Business School. A pioneer in the field of neuroeconomics, his research has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and Money. To read Greg’s full biography, click here.

StrategyDriven Podcast Special Edition 5 – An Interview with Michael Gurian, author of Leadership and the Sexes

StrategyDriven Podcasts focus on the tools and techniques executives and managers can use to improve their organization’s alignment and accountability to ultimately achieve superior results. These podcasts elaborate on the best practice and warning flag posts on the StrategyDriven website.

Special Edition 5 – An Interview with Michael Gurian, author of Leadership and the Sexes examines the equal but different intelligence of men and women. During our discussion, Michael Gurian, author of Leadership and the Sexes and co-founder of the Gurian Institute, shares with us his insights regarding:

  • the intellectual differences between men and women and the impact these differences have on how each gender leads
  • the quantifiable impact of an organization’s gender intelligence on the bottom line
  • how executives and managers can assess the gender intelligence of their organizations

Additional Information

Complimenting the tremendous insights Michael shares in Leadership and the Sexes and this special edition podcast, are the additional gender intelligence materials and resources found on his website, Gurian Institute (www.GurianInstitute.com). Michael’s book, Leadership and the Sexes, can be purchased by clicking here.


StrategyDriven Expert Contributor | Michael GurianMichael Gurian, New York Times best selling author of Leadership and the Sexes, is co-founder of the Gurian Institute, a training organization focused on helping corporations, educators, parents, and communities understand of how the male and female brain operate differently. He has spearheaded a national effort to provide communities and corporations with training in brain based gender issues. Michael’s pioneering theory has been featured in leading national media including The New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Time, and Newsweek. To read Michael’s full biography, click here.

StrategyDriven Podcast Episode 24 – The Influence of Personal Alignment on Organizational Performance

StrategyDriven Podcasts focus on the tools and techniques executives and managers can use to improve their organization’s alignment and accountability to ultimately achieve superior results. These podcasts elaborate on the best practice and warning flag posts on the StrategyDriven website.

Episode 24 – The Influence of Personal Alignment on Organizational Performance examines three personal alignment mechanisms and their impact on an organization’s overall performance. During our discussion, Tony Simons, author of The Integrity Dividend and Associate Professor at Cornell University where he teaches organizational behavior, negotiation, and leadership, shares with us his insights regarding:

  • authenticity, the alignment between an individual’s inner and outer self
  • behavioral integrity, the alignment between an individual’s words and actions
  • organizational alignment, the alignment between an individual’s actions and organizational goals

Additional Information

Complimenting the tremendous insights Tony shares in the podcast and his book, The Integrity Dividend, are the additional materials and resources found on his website, Integrity Dividend (www.IntegrityDividend.com). Tony’s book, The Integrity Dividend, can be purchased by clicking here.

Final Request…

The strength of our community grows with the additional insights brought by our expanding member base. Please consider rating us on iTunes by clicking here. Rating the StrategyDriven Podcast and providing your comments online improves our ranking and helps us attract new listeners which, in turn, helps us grow our community.

Thank you again for listening to the StrategyDriven Podcast!


About the Author

Tony Simons, author of The Integrity Dividend, is an Associate Professor at Cornell University where he teaches organizational behavior, negotiation, and leadership. Tony is also a business consultant and speaker who focuses on trust in leaders, executive team member trust, and trust in supply chain relationships. To read Tony’s full biography, click here.