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Business Review - Policy Decisions

Jun 10, 2021

Jason Aimone and his colleagues made a surprising discovery when researching juror donation cards in Texas courtrooms. 

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Business Review - Caustic Culture

Jun 3, 2021

David Dye talks about how to lead effectively in a caustic workplace situation.


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Chris Meyer talks about negotiators whose purpose is only strategic and not to make a deal.

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Ashley Otto gives insight to decision making and the best way to help those who sidestep the process.

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Women face many factors in regards to advancement and persistence in an Information Technology career. Dr. Cindy Riemenschneider, professor at Baylor University, discusses her research about shattering the glass ceiling in this episode of the Business Review.

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Hiring and training new employees can be expensive! In this episode of the Business Review, executive headhunter David Perry shares the best way to keep employees happy.

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Branding is everything. In this episode of the Business Review, New York ad agency chief Kristi Faulkner explains why businesses need to focus on their brand message from top to bottom.


WHETHER YOU’RE A NEW STARTUP, A SMALL BUSINESS OR A MULTI-NATIONAL CORPORATION, BRANDING IS EVERYTHING, SAYS KRISTI FAULKNER,

Business Review - “Follow the Leader”

Apr 22, 2021

Stephanie Lee shares how leadership within groups is ever-changing and what factors are involved in emerging as a leader.

“A large assumption behind leadership is that it's static and unchanging. Once you're in a position of leadership, people seem to assume and believe that you'll always be a leader.”

STEPHANIE LEE, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MANAGEMENT, RECENTLY PUBLISHED A STUDY IN THE JOURNAL OF APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY THAT ANALYZED HOW LEADERS EMERGE IN

Downtown Depot - Kelly Palmer

Apr 16, 2021

In this episode of Downtown Depot, Austin talks with Waco City Councilwoman Kelly Palmer (District 4) about her first year in the city council seat, how she dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic, and the female figures who inspire her daily.


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Business Review - “Consistent Marketing”

Apr 15, 2021

In economic downturns, marketing budgets are one of the first to be re-evaluated.  Nona Phinn tells us why that is a major mistake.

IN DIFFICULT TIMES MANY COMPANIES ARE TEMPTED TO SLASH MARKETING FROM THEIR BUDGETS. NONA PHINN, FOUNDER AND CEO OF THUS MARKETING, SAYS THAT’S A BIG MISTAKE.

“I believe that many companies look at marketing as sort of this luxury item, sort of this nice to have but we don't have to have. Marketing is that conduit…it's the 

Interns are not just a means to getting work accomplished.  Tom Walker tells us how important they can be to the future of the company.

PROVIDING INTERNS WITH MORE THAN JUST OPERATIONAL TASKS COULD PROVE A WISE INVESTMENT FOR YOUR COMPANY. ACCORDING TO REV 1 VENTURES CEO TOM WALKER, BEING STRATEGIC IN THE INTERVIEW AND ON BOARDING PROCESS MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN THE QUALITY OF THE EXPERIENCE FOR THE COMPANY AND INTERN.

“Today's interns…they’re Gen Zers. They’re projected to be 40% of the workforce in the near future, so now is the right time to be tapping into the future of your company.  You have to be very thoughtful around how you connect with them in everything from your interviewing strategies to what you offer them to work on.  We encourage you to think about the job for them in both the strategic and the operational sense. Think of strategic items within your business that they can work on as well as the operational. That way

Downtown Depot - Jonathan Pokluda

Apr 2, 2021

Host Austin Meeks has a conversation with Jonathan Pokluda, head pastor of Harris Creek Baptist Church. They discuss the Christian holiday Easter, what pop culture gets right and wrong about dating, and his new book on relationships called Outdated.

  

Matt Quade shares how employees make moral decision in the workplace and what happens when amoral decision are being made from the top. 

WHEN EMPLOYEES ARE FACED WITH A MORAL DECISION IN THE WORKPLACE, THEY LOOK TO THEIR LEADERS ON HOW TO RESPOND.  MATTHEW QUADE, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF MANAGEMENT, SHARES WHAT HAPPENS WHEN LEADERS DO NOT CLEARLY DISCUSS ETHICS WITH THEIR EMPLOYEES AND THE IMPLICATIONS OF AMORAL MANAGEMENT.

“What we find is that amoral management, this lack of leader responsiveness to the goal situations has a negative effect on employees, specifically in the form of decreased moral courage, and then subsequent increased unethical behavior. So an example could be having to turn down something that offered from a 

Craig Ceccanti credits their success to the intimate partnership the company has with their franchisees.   


Downtown Depot - Josh Blake

Mar 19, 2021

This week's guest on Downtown Depot is Josh Blake, C.O.O. of Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home. He and host Austin Meek discuss the history of burials, how COVID-19 impacted his industry, and how growing up in Waco makes him a more empathetic and knowledgable funeral director.


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