CollabTalk Podcast | Episode 38


For Episode 38 of the CollabTalk Podcast, the conversation focused on the topics of talent management and the importance of management transparency in the era of the hybrid workplace.  You can listen to the podcast above and follow me using your favorite app, such as Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Soundcloud, or the iHeartRadio app. Be sure to subscribe!

Michael Miller, Author at AvePoint CareersJoining me on this podcast:

  • Michael Miller (/IN/mikeio), Director of Talent at AvePoint Inc., and PhD candidate in industrial and organizational psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.  [LinkedIn]

A bit more detail on the topics covered in this episode:

  • What is Talent Management and how did you get involved in this space? [2:35]
  • What is wrong with the employee onboarding process? [4:55]
  • Managing the employee experience like you manage the software development lifecycle [9:13]
  • Change is constant, so organizations need to be more flexible [15:31]
  • Some talent management examples from AvePoint’s transition from private to public company [16:39]
  • The 4 components of employee self-assessment, and creating a growth-mindset [26:23]
  • How measurable personality facets of self-evaluation will predict an individual’s willingness to engage in “job crafting” behavior, which is part of a growth-mindset [33:47]
  • Managers are more important that ever before because of the hybrid workplace — and its harder than ever to be a manager [45:06]

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Christian Buckley

Christian is a Microsoft Regional Director and M365 Apps & Services MVP, and an award-winning product marketer and technology evangelist, based in Silicon Slopes (Lehi), Utah. He is the Director of North American Partner Management for leading ISV Rencore (, leads content strategy for TekkiGurus, and is an advisor for both revealit.TV and WellnessWits. He hosts the monthly #CollabTalk TweetJam, the weekly #CollabTalk Podcast, and the Microsoft 365 Ask-Me-Anything (#M365AMA) series.