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OBM Business Hour

24 EpisodesProduced by Natalie ParksWebsite

Formerly Straight Talk: Bad for Business, this podcast is three organizational behavior management (OBMers) experts talking about real solutions to everyday problems in leadership, performance, operations, and everything else business. Support this podcast:… read more

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Episode 24: Can Science be Compassionate? A Conversation with Brendan Bohr

September 28th, 2021


Brendan Bohr's tagline might represent his passion best: Science and data taste great on their own, but a complete meal always includes a full …

Episode 23: A Conversation with Todd Ward

July 28th, 2021


Todd Ward is the president and founder of bSci21Media, LLC, Founder of Divergent Startups, and previous guest associate editor of the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management (OBM). His extensive experiences span …

Episode 22: Safe Behavior: A Conversation with Tim Ludwig

July 9th, 2021


Tim Ludwig is the author of Dysfunctional Practices that Kill your Safety Culture (and what to do about them). He has over 30 years of research and …

Episode 21: A Conversation with Heather McGee

July 2nd, 2021


Dr. Heather McGee, professor at Western Michigan, and former president of the OBM (Organizational Behavior Management) Network joins us for a rich discussion about assessments, the difference between systems and …

Episode 20: Keeping Employees Engaged While Working Remotely

May 11th, 2021


What was supposed to be a short-term solution to a pandemic has turned into a long-term state for many of us: working remotely. While there are many …

Episode 19: How to Address Employee Problems Pt. 2

April 18th, 2021


How do you assess performance problems quickly? This episode continues Episode 16 by discussing two additional assessment tools. We also discuss what …

Episode 18: Success with Difficult Clients

April 9th, 2021


As an OBM consultant, you rely on your clients for follow through, transparency, and buy in. But what happens when you don't have one or all of …

Episode 17: Starting Your First OBM Project

April 9th, 2021


Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) can be a difficult field to break in to. In this episode, we provide the steps to finding a client and …

Episode 16: How to Address Employee Problems Pt. 1

January 4th, 2021


Assessment is always the first step to solving performance problems. But what does assessment mean and how do you do it? This episode dives into how …

Episode 15: Why Performance Evaluations Suck

December 3rd, 2020


Annual performance evaluations are highly ineffective. We dig in to the many reasons why annual performance evaluations are so ineffective and what to do instead. This engaging conversation will provide you the things …

Episode 14: Instructional Design

October 29th, 2020


Have you ever wondered what makes a good training versus one that has no impact on learner behavior? Our special guest Dr. Anna McCalpin is the Director of Instructional Design at Ardent. She gives us the tips and …

Episode 13: Running Efficient Meetings

October 14th, 2020


Do you ever feel that your life has been taken over by one big series of meetings? Meetings that are inefficient, pointless, and a complete waste of time? We have answers to your meeting problems! In this episode we …

Episode 12: Hiring and Selection Processes

August 28th, 2020


Finding the right candidates and hiring the right people for your organization is one of the most important processes for an organization. Unfortunately so many organizations do it wrong and end up with the wrong …

Episode 11: How to Use Goal Setting to Increase Performance

August 28th, 2020


Goals don't just help us get clear on what we want to do and how quickly we want to get there; they are also a great way to increase the positive interactions between employees and their leaders. Today we discuss the …

Episode 10: Accountability

July 3rd, 2020


Accountability is one of the largest problems in organizations, no matter the industry. We discuss how to hold others accountable; how to ensure you …

Episode 9: How to Work in OBM

July 3rd, 2020


Ever wonder how to start working in organizational behavior management? We talk about our individual journeys and give some pointers on how to start. 

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Episode 8: -isms

June 12th, 2020


What are -isms and why are they so important to discuss at work? Learn how -isms effect all of us and some strategies leaders can use to make their organizations more inclusive. 

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Episode 7: Behavior Based Safety

June 12th, 2020


Learn about the most common safety issues organizations face and how to address them. 

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Episode 6: Pinpointing Difficult Behaviors

May 21st, 2020


Pinpointing is a technique behavior analysts use to ensure specificity of work tasks. This episode discusses how to do this and some common barriers that arise when pinpointing in organizations.

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Episode 5: Emotional Intelligence

May 11th, 2020


Emotional intelligence is something that everyone needs, but what is it really? Hear the behavior analytic take on just what emotional intelligence is and how we can all get a bit more of it.

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Episode 4: Contingencies

May 11th, 2020


What are contingencies and why do we care about them? In behavior analysis, contingencies are how well the event that follows a behavior is connected …

Episode 3: Training

May 11th, 2020


What variables are important to consider when training staff? We discuss this as well as how to ensure staff are trained to complete their job responsibilities with high success! 

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Episode 2: Leadership Development

May 11th, 2020


In this episode we discuss the most important aspects of leadership development and the best ways for businesses to incorporate this into their daily operations. 

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Episode 1: Teaching Problem Solving to New Leaders

May 11th, 2020


Many leaders are promoted due to their excellent technical skills; however, not provided specific skills in leadership. One key leadership skill is …

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