The ROI Podcast Top 10 Most Popular Episodes of All Time

As we approach our 150th episode, we want to take a moment to say thank you for your continued support. The only reason this show is successful is because of you. To help your organization make better business decisions, we are offering our top 10 most popular episodes, of all time.

#10 - How will the US and China trade war impact our organizations

On this episode, we’re sitting down with two of our Kelley Economics Professors Phil Powell and Kyle Anderson, to talk about this Trade War between the U.S. and China. What does this mean for business leaders and how do you navigate through uncertain economic waters? Is a recession on the horizon? All these questions and more answered by our Kelley experts.

#9 - Will automation wipe out manufacturing jobs in the future?

That's a key question when the manufacturing industry tries to embrace new technology while competing with a talented shortage. On this episode we're sitting down with Professor of Operations Management and Director of the Center for Excellence in Manufacturing Mark Frohlich who, along with Professor of Finance Steve Jones, released the 2019 Indiana Manufacturing Survey which is commissioned by Katz, Sapper & Miller. We are taking a look into this question and more to discover what the future of manufacturing will look like.

#8 - How can we adapt to the "working remotely" trend? released an article in December of 2018 that states, "Remote work is no longer a privilege. It’s becoming the standard operating mode for at least 50% of the U.S. population." A staggering trend that’s continuing to grow. With organizations adapting to or fighting against this movement – the question is, how do we address it? On this episode, we’re sitting down with the founder of VMS BioMarketingNeal Rothermel, who shares how his company makes working remotely, successful.

#7 - Why does listening makes you a better leader?

On this episode, we're talking with the Creator and Host of Inside INdiana Business Gerry Dick about why listening to your team makes you a better leader. We will unpack some of his journalism knowledge and equip you to become a better leader for your organization. 

#6 - How to be super happy and thrive at work?

Monday morning hits like a ton of bricks. As we mentally struggle with finding our motivation for a new work week, we sluggishly brush our teeth, button our shirts, and sip our morning coffee, hoping the flavor awakens our purpose. Sadly, according to a Gallup study, around two-thirds of the American workforce feel the same way – the lack of purpose. So why would we spend 40 hours of our week in a place we dread or simply view as just a job? On this episode, we’re sitting down with an Executive Coach, with over 20 years of employee engagement and emotional intelligence training, who’s showing us how to be super happy and thrive at work.

#5 - Our Kelley economists give their projections for 2019

On this episode, we’re going to do things a little different. Normally, we’ll have a guest we’ve interviewed offer some best practices that Phil and I comment on between each soundbite. However, given all the financial headlines in the news, we thought it would be a good time to get two of our economic experts, Phil Powell and Kyle Anderson, in one room and take a look at our current economic climate. We’re going to jump into how this continued government shutdown and our country’s current trade wars directly and indirectly impact our economy. Finally, we’re going to wrap up this episode with tips from our experts so you can make better business decisions this year.

#4 - How to handle an economic crisis

On this episode, we’re sitting down with the former CEO of Whirlpool, Jeff Fettig – a Kelley School of Business alum who helped lead his company through one of the worst financial collapses of all time. Jeff started at Whirlpool following an internship in 1981 and worked his way to Chief Executive Officer in 2004. Little did he know, just 4 years after getting acclimated inside the C-level suite, all his leadership training, life experiences, and personal fortitude would be put to the test.

#3 - Part One: How the Indiana Department of Revenue became a top place to work

When an organization becomes part of a city's top places to work list, there is cause for celebration. For the Indiana Department of Revenue, their major accomplishment is felt throughout the State House as they celebrate making the 2019 Indy Star's Top 100 Places to Work list. What even more incredible is the fact that only 15 of these slots are reserved for large organizations, which makes competition more fierce. On this episode, we are sitting down with the Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Revenue Adam Krupp to how this team became all-stars.

#2 - How to deal with bullying in the workplace

Were bullies just a high school phase? Not according to the latest research. In Episode #2, the main topic is how to deal with a bully in the workplace. Kelley School of Business professor Charlotte Westerhaus-Renfrow discusses the best way to handle a bully at work. She provides tips you can apply right away, and minimize the stress a bully may cause you.

#1 - How to create better workflow efficiencies inside your organization

Creating effective workflow procedures inside an organization helps save future time, money, and headaches. In order to accomplish such efficiencies, organizational leaders must recognize their blind spots inside their company. Whether that be the process of on-boarding a new customer, reorganizing internal systems to save time, or explore cash movement, managers need to recognize how to better streamline business practices to protect the company culture, increase revenue, and take your organization to the next level. On this episode we're sitting down with one of Kelley's Management Professors Kendra Reed and exploring her recent publication based on the book Zap the Gaps! by Ken Blanchard.