Food Safety Culture or Climate? Nov 01, 2023

New perspectives help us solve food safety problems.  That’s why we’re thrilled to have Dr. Ben Miller from The Acheson Group on the show!  Ben has worked in the area of food safety and public health for almost 20 years. He’s worked at the crossroads of outbreak investigations and food regulations with a constant interest in understanding ways that government, academia, and industry can partner to improve food safety.  More recently, Ben has focused on food...

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Being Unstoppable in Life and Business food allergen food industry food safety leadership risk management Oct 25, 2023

Betsy Craig is an award-winning CEO and the founder of MenuTrinfo. She is considered the nation’s leading expert on food allergy management within the food industry.  Not only does she work with the manufacturing industry, her programs have been launched in over 1000 US university campuses to protect the lives of food allergic students.  Her path wasn’t always easy, in fact, it was downright life-threatening.  Join us to feel her unrivaled energy, passion and...

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Your People Aren’t Where You’re At belonging developing people food safety culture human skills Oct 11, 2023

Everyone's experience is different. While we may encounter many shared experiences, it's important to remember: Your People Aren't Where You're At. Whether we're talking about direct reports, collaboration teams, or any body, we guarantee, you're in different stages and places.  Listen in for Catalyt's perspectives and tips!

Learn more in THIS episode of Real Talk Food Safety with Tia & Jill.

 

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Distinguishing Risks from Hazards for Company Leadership food safety culture leadership managing up Oct 10, 2023

Hazard and risk are two terms tossed around interchangeably, but they mean different things from each other and different things to different people. As a food safety professional, which one is important to your audience, and how do you know?  Join us with our special guest Dr. Jennifer McEntire as she walks us through definitions, pros and cons, and how to effectively use hazard and risk within your organization.

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Everything You Didn’t Know You Needed to Know about Food Safety Mediation decision making ethics financial food industry food safety leadership technical leadership Sep 25, 2023

Most people in FSQ have heard of Bill Marler and Shawn Stevens as prominent food safety lawyers, yet have you heard of food safety mediators?  We didn’t even know food safety mediation existed until we met David Ernst.  He practiced food safety law for decades, but started his own business recently to serve differently  - as a food mediator and law firm succession consultantJoin us to learn all about food mediation, succession planning, and what drives...

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Uncover Your Hidden Leadership Power coaching human skills leadership values Sep 06, 2023

In Food Safety and Quality, one of the biggest challenges affecting leaders is the challenge to embrace leading people instead of being the expert.  Unknowingly, this limits their impact, their ability to take care of their team, and their career opportunities.  Ultimately, it hampers their ability to realize their full leadership calling and influence to drive food safety and quality within and outside their organizations.  Join us and our amazing guest, Nicki Vo, Founder of...

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Top-Down or Bottom-Up? What Leadership Approach Best Drives Culture business partner decision making human skills leadership technical leadership Aug 30, 2023

How often does the response “because I said so” motivate people to action?  Not only is that answer often ineffective in driving action, but it can also encourage people to do the opposite. Yet, this type of top-down management is still the predominant approach used in many organizations.  Given the current state of food safety culture, one may wonder, would a bottom-up leadership approach be more effective in engaging team members to drive better food safety outcomes?...

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What We Can Do vs. The Right Thing to Do decision making ethics food safety culture leadership sanitation Aug 23, 2023

In Food Safety and Quality, we’re often faced with what we can do versus the right thing to do.  There’s no better place to examine where it all begins than at the foundation of food safety - sanitation!  Our guests, Katie Walker and Melody Thompson of The Vincit Group, share stories, insights, and ways to navigate by asking big questions, seeing beyond what we see, and navigating risks to make it easier to do the right thing.

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Tips for Developing Your Leadership Presence developing people food safety culture human skills leadership managing up Aug 17, 2023

Is leadership presence the same as executive presence?  Not necessarily; however, the foundation of each is the ability to inspire confidence in others so they want to come along. Whether you’re looking for your first leadership role, moving to a Director role, or ready for a VP role, your leadership presence is in the spotlight.  Join us to examine elements of Leadership Presence critical to having more impact in your current role or preparing for your next job...

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All Things Food Safety business partner developing people food industry food safety values Aug 09, 2023

Food safety isn’t always clear. Discussion and conversation are critical aspects of understanding complex food safety topics.  That’s why we’re having All Things Food Safety - an open conversation with our friend Bryan Armentrout where we’ll discuss current events and take questions from the audience. 

Learn more in THIS episode of Real Talk Food Safety with Tia & Jill.

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Performance Reviews: Moving from Necessary Evil to Valuable Asset developing people expectations human skills leadership powerful conversations Aug 02, 2023

It’s months before traditional end-of-the-year reviews will begin.  That’s why it’s the perfect time to talk about how to create more value from performance reviews!  When we’re looking to lead better business outcomes, performance reviews were designed to support leaders, yet we often dread doing them. See how performance reviews can be moved from a necessary evil to your most valuable asset!

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The Necessity of Sharp Left Turns coaching food safety culture human skills leadership mindset team dynamics Jul 28, 2023

Sometimes in leadership roles, we need to be able to pivot and change direction. That’s especially true when we work in the food industry!  The question is: how exactly do we regroup and change our mindset and attitude to ensure success?  It’s simple -by changing our questions, we can change our mindset, and get on the right path.   Learn how to change your questions and become a better leader as we talk with our special guest, Christine Alvarado!  

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