bâton sâlon

Leading Strategy: Live Podcast

noun [suh-lon]
a gathering of people to increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation

Featured Sâlon

Transforming Healthcare: Turning Challenges into Opportunities

2020 has seen the imperative for business transformation rise to the top of every healthcare CEO’s agenda. Join Bâton Sâlon host Kavilash Chawla as he welcomes Edward (E. C.) Muelhaupt, MBA to discuss how healthcare organizations can successfully navigate the need for virtualization, transition to outcome-based delivery, and effectively manage operations in the face of significant cost and revenue pressures.

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About the podcast

Forget the hairdryers, this sâlon follows the model of the original french salons in the Age of Enlightenment and features global thought leaders, selected partners, and invited guests. Listeners should expect to be challenged, inspired, and equipped with new ideas to bring to their organizations.

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Latest Podcast Episodes

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12

Transforming Healthcare: Turning Challenges into Opportunities

2020 has seen the imperative for business transformation rise to the top of every healthcare CEO’s agenda. Join Bâton Sâlon host Kavilash Chawla as he welcomes Edward (E. C.) Muelhaupt, MBA to discuss how healthcare organizations can successfully navigate the need for virtualization, transition to outcome-based delivery, and effectively manage operations in the face of significant cost and revenue pressures.

Episode
11

A New Normal in Banking and Finance: Exploring Human-Centric Transformation — Part 3

The third podcast in our multi-part series with Trility Consulting, A New Normal in Banking and Finance: Exploring Human-Centric Transformation explores how the virtualization of customer experience has lead to changes in who is driving human-centric transformation. The episode further considers the concept of managing data in a virtual world, ways that companies like Uber are guiding trends in customer experience, and the ensuing implications on the virtual workplace and data management. The interactive discussion, moderated by Kavilash Chawla, features Wade Hampton Britt, IV and CEO at Trility Consulting, Matthew D Edwards

Episode
10

Measuring what Matters with People Analytics

This week's Sâlon will welcome members of the new Central Iowa SHRM People Analytics Committee. The panelists, all experts in their respective fields of data and analytics, will help us demystify people analytics and guide us in enhancing data-driven decision making. The interactive discussion is hosted by Matthew Mitchell PhD and Jeffrey A. Kappen, PhD, the panelists will share perspectives on their areas of focus, provide insights on future trends, and answer any questions audience members may have based on their own analytics journey. Subscribe to Bâton Sâlon to follow along with new content.

Episode
9

A New Normal in Banking and Finance: Exploring Human-Centric Transformation — Part Two

This sâlon, moderated by Kavi Chawla and featuring Wade Britt and Matthew Edwards, CEO of Trility Consulting, explores how leaders can empower distributed workforces through human-centric transformation. The episode further uncovers the idea of Flow, the necessity of performance metrics that measure throughput, qualitative experience, and humanistic value, as well as the subsequent implications on organizational culture and data management. This episode is part two of a series co-hosted with Trility. Subscribe to Bâton Sâlon to follow along with the series.

Episode
8

COVID-19 Perspectives: Trends in Human Capital

This episode of Bâton Sâlon features Todd Shaw of Shaw Organization Design and hosts Jeffrey A. Kappen, PhD and John Economos in an interactive discussion that explores how organizational responses to COVID-19 in human capital, work design, and technology are revealing new opportunities for virtual work in traditional corporations. The discussion also addresses proposed large-scale changes in culture, leadership, and various workplace practices required to capture the benefits of these opportunities.

Episode
7

COVID-19 Perspectives: Agriculture and the Food Supply

This week's Sâlon will explore the impacts of COVID-19 on agriculture and our food supply including variations in purchasing and production, shifts in workforce needs, disruption in supply chains, and changes in consumer consumption. The interactive discussion is hosted by Jeffrey A. Kappen, PhD will feature Billi Hunt, the Executive Director of America's Cultivation Corridor. Subscribe to Bâton Sâlon to follow along with this series.

Episode
6

A New Normal in Banking and Finance: Exploring Human-Centric Transformation

This salon, moderated by Kavi Chawla and featuring Wade Britt and Matthew Edwards, CEO of Trility Consulting, considers how data and technology support the transition towards a distributed workforce, particularly during and post- COVID-19. This episode is part one of a series co-hosted with Trility. Subscribe to Bâton Sâlon to follow along with the series.

Episode
5

COVID-19 Perspectives: Global Supply Chains

This sâlon explores supply chains, logistics, and business opportunities. COVID-19 Perspectives: Global Supply Chains features special guest Peter S W Hesslin. Hesslin is the head of e-commerce and logistics for Sweden’s postal service PostNord Sverige.

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4

Think Global: COVID-19 Perspectives from Around the World

This sâlon features panelists from our global hubs in Australia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. The interactive discussion hosted by Jeffrey A. Kappen and Kavilash Chawla explores how businesses, governments, and communities across the world are responding to COVID-19 and planning for long-term implications.

Episode
3

COVID-19 Perspectives: Community & Physical Safety

This sâlon explores innovative ways in which organizations are physically protecting their employees and communities in light of COVID-19. The interactive discussion hosted by Jeffrey Kappen  and Matthew Mitchell features guest panelist Trevor Meers from Graham Construction Company, Inc.

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2

Creating Psychological Safety: Protecting Front-Line Employees During COVID-19

This sâlon, hosted by Bâton Global’s Kavilash Chawla and Work & People Analytics's Stephen Smith, explores Creating Psychological Safety: Protecting Front-Line Employees During COVID-19. The discussion examines how organizations can protect the psychological safety of their front-line employees during these stressful and uncertain times. Listeners should expect to be challenged, inspired, and equipped with new ideas and solutions for their own teams.

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1

Strategy and Therapy During COVID-19

Our first sâlon, hosted by Bâton Global’s Matthew Mitchell and Jeffrey Kappen, explores strategy, crisis response, and agile/effective execution during COVID-19. Additionally, it explores self-care and leadership to sustain individual and organizational resilience. Live podcast participants include executives in PR, information technology, real estate strategic planning, hedge fund management, and consulting (in Des Moines and Riyadh).