On the Fly! continuous learning developing people food safety culture leadership powerful conversations Jan 17, 2024

This week is On the Fly! Join us to ask questions, share insights and engage in unstructured conversation around people, culture and all things food safety and quality. It's amazing what can grow when there's space!

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

 

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Exploring Women in Science belonging developing people food safety culture inclusive leadership takesavillage Jan 03, 2024

Brace yourselves for an extraordinary episode of "Real Talk Food Safety with Jill & Tia" as we welcome a trailblazing leader in the food safety realm, Kara Mikkelson of ChemStation, to the virtual stage! Recognized for her exceptional contributions, Kara stands as a beacon of innovation and unparalleled support in the food safety and sanitation space. Join us for an enlightening discussion as Kara shares her insights into the evolving landscape of food safety, sanitation, and women in...

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Escaping the Hedonic Treadmill in the Food Industry developing people food safety culture human skills leadership mindset values Dec 06, 2023

Get ready for a mind-bending exploration on the next episode of Real Talk Food Safety with Jill & Tia as we dive into the intriguing realm of the "Hedonic Treadmill." Join us for a fascinating discussion that unravels the concept suggesting that, much like a treadmill, our pursuit of happiness never quite stops, but rather resets to a baseline. How does this phenomenon impact professionals in the dynamic world of food and beverage?

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How Recall Readiness Mirrors Leadership expectations financial food industry food safety food safety culture leadership risk management values Nov 29, 2023

Get ready for another sizzling episode of Real Talk Food Safety! ‍ Discover how an organization's recall readiness status is a direct reflection of its leadership strength. In this must-watch episode, we'll unravel the intricate connection between leadership maturity and the ability to navigate the challenging landscape of food recalls. Join us this week as we dive into the heart of the matter with a seasoned expert in food recall readiness - Stephanie Weinand of Recall InfoLink. Our...

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The Leadership Paradox: Why Culture Change Doesn’t Stick coaching continuous learning developing people food safety culture leadership technical leadership Nov 26, 2023

You've heard it time and again: team members aren’t engaged and they want a better work culture. As a leader, you implement surveys, listening sessions, and food safety celebration days...only to have similar survey results from the next year. Leaders are understandably confused as to what team members really want.  Sound familiar? This cycle of failed culture change is what is called the leadership paradox.  What gives? ‍

The issue is that many leaders still do the same...

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How to Decide Happy in a Crazy World coaching developing people food safety culture human skills leadership values Nov 16, 2023

Join us for an inspirational show featuring the incredible author of "Decide Happy," Susan Hall!  In this enlightening session, Susan will talk about a transformative journey, showing how to instantly shift our focus from gray to grace. She'll share simple yet powerful tools to help you make progress and avoid the overwhelming feeling that life can sometimes bring. Discover the secrets to clearing the clutter in your mind, managing stress, and regaining a profound sense of calm 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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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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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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Is responsibility the same as authority in FSQ? food safety culture leadership technical leadership May 06, 2023

A cornerstone of food safety is that employees have permission to act in the best interest of public health.  Even though we’ve all been trained to say, “we can stop the line”, there are other aspects of food safety that require the same level of authority yet authority isn’t always given.  What happens when you find yourself or your technical team (aka food safety team) in a position of responsibility without authority, or limited authority, to act in the...

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