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Why Italian Cooking and People Operations are Similar -Christina Luconi Podcast

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Building a strong, diverse corporate culture is not easy, but if anyone has the framework down, it’s Christina Luconi. As the Chief People Officer at Rapid7, Christina has honed her ability to focus on authentic growth and operations instead of best practices. Whether she’s preserving the company’s unique culture or making senior hires, Christina works hard to make the people the center of the company.

In this episode of The Agile Operations Podcast, Christina joins Lola.com CEO Mike Volpe to talk about the counterintuitive and constantly evolving keys to scaling culture, including:

  • Axing annual performance reviews – a focus on real-time feedback
  • Why best practices are not to be followed
  • How to preserve culture as your company becomes political
  • The connection between Italian cooking and people operations (seriously)

About our guest Christina Luconi

Christina Luconi is the Chief People Officer at Rapid7, where she leads strategic people initiatives, focusing on the entire employee lifecycle: recruiting stellar talent, preserving corporate culture, and acquisition integration. Prior to Rapid7, Christina founded People Innovations, a consulting firm focused on the creation of innovative people strategies.

Her key focus is on recruiting stellar talent in a competitive market, building and scaling culture, and making acquisition integration really work. I love what I do, so I spend a lot of time helping other leaders figure out how to create people's success in their companies too...and helping to build great places to work.

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Agile Operations Podcast is hosted by Mike Volpe CEO at Lola.com which is a program on the Funnel Radio Channel

lola.com   Funnel Radio Podcast Channel by the Funnel Media Group, LLC

3 minutes: Does free Coke still work when you scale to 1000 employees?

Culture first and build all the other elements after. How do we want to scale? Think bigger picture. Free soda when there are 200 people is one thing. When you grow to over a 1,000, does it still work or do you have to take it away? You need a vision for your team, your culture, your growth and stay with it in everything that you do. The culture here in Boston is a bit behind Silicon Valley. Here it still means to have a fun person at the front desk who knows how to throw parties, but that doesn't sustain. If you hit a bad quarter, do you have an understanding of you who are to dig in and ride it out? Listen to the full episode.

About our guest:

Christina Luconi is the Chief People Officer at Rapid7, where she leads strategic people initiatives, focusing on the entire employee lifecycle: recruiting stellar talent, preserving corporate culture, and acquisition integration. Prior to Rapid7, Christina founded People Innovations, a consulting firm focused on the creation of innovative people strategies.

S1E3: Creating a Culture that Scales

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Building a strong, diverse corporate culture is not easy, but if anyone has the framework down, it’s Christina Luconi. As the Chief People Officer at Rapid7, Christina has honed her ability to focus on authentic growth and operations instead of best practices. Whether she’s preserving the company’s unique culture or making senior hires, Christina works hard to make the people the center of the company.

In this episode of The Agile Operations Podcast, Christina joins Lola.com CEO Mike Volpe to talk about the counterintuitive and constantly evolving keys to scaling culture, including:

  • Axing annual performance reviews
  • Why best practices are bullshit
  • How to preserve culture as your company becomes political
  • The connection between Italian cooking and people operations (seriously)
  • And more!

About our guest:

Christina Luconi is the Chief People Officer at Rapid7, where she leads strategic people initiatives, focusing on the entire employee lifecycle: recruiting stellar talent, preserving corporate culture, and acquisition integration. Prior to Rapid7, Christina founded People Innovations, a consulting firm focused on the creation of innovative people strategies.