bâton sâlon

Leading Strategy: Live Podcast

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

Featured Sâlon

Protecting Data from Emerging Threats

Covid-19 has forced sensitive conversations and critical information from on-premise, corporate-owned devices, operating on corporate networks to personal devices, personal networks, and public cloud infrastructure. This has forced organizations to reassess their risk controls, policies, and procedures.

On our most recent podcast, Wade Hampton Britt, IV, COO at Bâton Global is joined by David Nelson, Founder and CEO at Pratum, to discuss how organizations can best protect their data and technology infrastructure.

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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

Episode
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
10

Measuring what Matters with People Analytics

This week's Sâlon welcomes members of the new Central Iowa SHRM People Analytics Committee. The panelists, all experts in their respective fields of data and analytics, help us demystify people analytics and share ways to enhance data-driven decision making. In this interactive discussion hosted by Matthew Mitchell PhD and Jeffrey A. Kappen, PhD, the panelists share perspectives on their areas of focus, provide insights on future trends, and answer questions audience members  have based on their own analytics journey.

Episode
7

COVID-19 Perspectives: Agriculture and the Food Supply

The interactive discussion hosted by Jeffrey A. Kappen, PhD features Billi Hunt, the Executive Director of America's Cultivation Corridor. This week's Sâlon explores 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.

Episode
13

A New Normal in Banking and Finance: Exploring Human-Centric Transformation — Part 4

Check out the fourth episode in our special series with Trility Consulting, A New Normal in Banking and Finance: Exploring Human-Centric Transformation. Moderated by Kavilash Chawla, this podcast features Amy Hunold-VanGundy, Head of Talent Management at Principal Financial Group and Brad Rasmussen, CIO at Merchants Bonding Company with regular guests Wade Hampton Britt, IV and Matthew D Edwards.

In past episodes, we have discussed the necessity of technology to complement human processes and actions to minimize points of friction and create flow. We have also explored the accelerated evolution towards virtualization as a result of COVID-19 and how organizations need to utilize the right sets of data to inform and guide decision making. We now hear how leading financial services organizations are meeting these challenges head-on and positioning their teams for success.

Episode
11

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

Listen the third podcast in our multi-part series with Trility Consulting, A New Normal in Banking and Finance: Exploring Human-Centric Transformation. Moderated by Kavilash Chawla, the discussion with Wade Hampton Britt, IVand Matthew D Edwards 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. Subscribe to Bâton Sâlon to follow along with the series and download an infographic for part 3 here.

Episode
9

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

Listen the third podcast in our multi-part series with Trility Consulting, A New Normal in Banking and Finance: Exploring Human-Centric Transformation. Moderated by Kavilash Chawla, the discussion with Wade Hampton Britt, IVand Matthew D Edwards 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. Subscribe to Bâton Sâlon to follow along with the series and download an infographic for part 3 here.

Episode
8

A New Normal in Banking and Finance: Exploring Human-Centric Transformation — Part 2

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 and download an infographic for part 2 here.

Episode
6

A New Normal in Banking and Finance: Exploring Human-Centric Transformation — Part 1

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 and download an infographic for part 1 here.

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.

Episode
4

A New Normal in Banking and Finance: Exploring Human-Centric Transformation — Part 1

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 and download an infographic for part 1 here.

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.

Episode
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.

Episode
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).