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Podcast Episode #80: "Unlocking the Potential of Your People" - an Interview with Cindy Healy

Unlocking the Potential of Your People

In case you missed my LIVE interview with the remarkable Cindy Healy (Director Employee Onboarding - World Wide Learning, Microsoft), here are a few of the wisdom gems she shared:

  • Raise your level of awareness and seek out people that have talent or that have passion for things that they might not even recognize in themselves.
  • Lead by bringing out the authenticity in people. Talk about what is best for them as a person as an individual. And what is their vision for their careers? And then how do you map opportunities to that?
  • As a leader connect your team with the right people that can help them further in their journey.
  • Help people navigate from “what if” to “imagine if”, sends them in a more positive trajectory. Where you can plant seeds of ideas.
  • Powerful mindset tool of envisioning success. Whatever that be you want, setting your mind up to the positive mindset of achieving success.

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Podcast Episode #79: "Optimizing Revenue During Disruptive Times" - an Interview with Allison Metcalfe

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Optimizing Revenue During Disruptive Times

In case you missed my LIVE interview with the amazing Allison Metcalfe (Chief Revenue Officer, Demandbase), here are a few of the wisdom gems she shared:

  • A part of the growth mindset is positioning yourself correctly before you are about to take on something challenging.
  • People don't want to stay in companies that tolerate high performing bad actors. It's a tremendous business risk.
  • We need to evaluate if the person is coachable. If they're coachable, then it's probably worth the investment. If they are not coachable, then you have to have an exit conversation.
  • If leaders don't have faith in their team, then team members will find it hard to believe. So it’s critical, that you are aware of how your leaders position things to their teams, and how people are feeling because it's a business risk, you will lose revenue
  • The concept of balance is really important, but also diversity of how you're spending your time. stop being glued...
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Podcast Episode #78: "Keeping Products and People on Track in Disruptive Times - an Interview with Karen Pilla

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Keeping Products and People on Track During Disruptive Times

In case you missed my LIVE interview with the  phenomenal Karen Pilla (Senior Director, Development Operations, Oracle), here are a few of the wisdom gems she shared:

  • The key word is flexible. You have to be flexible during these times. It's okay to hit that wall. And take some time for yourself
  • It's okay not to always feel productive especially when going through times of change.
  • As a leader it's important to give them the freedom to act and if they don't have the best day today, they'll do better tomorrow.
  • The most important piece of being able to keep people productive is making sure that they understand that it's possible to be flexible.
  • It’s important to throw in some fun activities in weekly meetings and calls to keep morale high and to destress.
  • For products, It's essential to be realistic and flexible, about what our deadlines are, when we can deliver things.

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Podcast Episode #77: "Breath Work for Overwhelm and Productivity" - an Interview with Bianca Rathgeb

Breath Work for Overwhelm and Productivity

In case you missed my LIVE interview with the remarkable Bianca Rathgeb (Founder, Goldene Mitte), here are a few of the wisdom gems she shared:

  • Grounding breathing helps if you're getting stressed and overwhelmed. - It really calms you down and helps you to be able to think again.
  • When stressed out at a home office situation or an important meeting is coming up. You do ground breathing.
  • You do a few rounds, like two minutes or so breathing and get centered again.
  • Fountain breathing has a releasing function like releasing the old and getting new energy in it.
  • You add an intention. The first few rounds, releasing pain, anger, anxiety. And then we breathe in new, could be more joy, or more fun or more inspiration, whatever you need.
  • Breath work helps you to become more grounded, which in turn helps increase productivity.

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Podcast Episode #75: "The Importance of Empathetic Leadership" - an Interview with Lindsay Zwart

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The Importance of Empathetic Leadership

In case you missed my LIVE interview with the remarkable Lindsay Zwart (Chief Enterprise Officer and Director, Vodafone), here are a few of the wisdom gems she shared:

  • Leading with compassion and empathy is what sets women apart. We can’t begin to understand what our customers and our team require without understanding where they’re coming from.
  • You need to cut yourself a break and know that as much as you want to do everything, you don’t need to do everything. Pick what will be the best for you to engage and have the best outcome.
  • You are the outcome. If you put the right structures in place, you can find the right balance that you need. Because work will continue calling, part of it, is accountability on understanding it’s on you as well to not take on more.
  • It is imperative to ask for help when needed. There’s no shame in that. Bringing smart brains together, bringing the collaboration of minds can get you the...
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Podcast Episode #74: "Innovation During Disruptive Times" - an Interview with Debbie Gibb

Innovation During Disruptive Times

In case you missed my LIVE interview with the extraordinary Debbie Gibb (Managing Director of N Ventures), here are a few of the wisdom gems she shared:

  • Build a core team around you of people who have skills that complement yours
  • It is critical create the environment where people can take risks and fail, creating an environment of “we can do it” mentality, especially if things aren’t going well
  • Lead by rolling out on what's happening in your industry real time and learn from that and make adjustments real time
  • Bring back the holistic view of critical thinking and the different perspectives
  • Own your story, where you are in your life and tell your story. Really define your own version of success as opposed to somebody elses

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3 Strategies for You to Gain Recognition

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3 Strategies for You to Gain Recognition

Have you been craving some recognition for all your amazing hard work and contribution?

If so, it’s no wonder. You deserve it!

One of our primary drivers of happiness is the desire to feel acknowledged and valued. If you’ve been going over and above the call of duty, producing stellar results, but have not been receiving the recognition you want and deserve, here are three ways you can light a fire under the behind of others, so they take notice of you and laud your efforts and accomplishments.

1.) Hone It and Own It. 
Repeat to a trusted friend, family member or to yourself in the mirror every day for at least a week at the same time every day. You can even send an audio message to someone:

“I am excellent at ….., and I bring tremendous value to …….  I love it because ….., and I speak about my area of passion and expertise to three colleagues, family members or friends a week.”

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Lessons Learned From Ursula Burns and Ann Mulcahy

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Lessons Learned From Ursula Burns and Ann Mulcahy

Something extraordinary happened at Xerox between 2001 and 2009, prior to the only woman to woman CEO changing of the guard in a large Fortune 500 company. For almost a decade, Ann Mulcahy was a fierce ally and supporter of Ursula Burns, so there would be a smooth transition when Ursula became CEO in 2009. In Mulcahy’s HBR article How I Did It: Xerox’s Former CEO on Why Succession Shouldn’t Be a Horse Race, she was not threatened by the brilliant, outspoken, and power of Burns. Mulcahy recognized Burn’s strengths, challenged her to improve her weaknesses and championed her for almost a decade until Burns eventually replaced her as CEO. 

What can we learn from these two compassionate and powerful women, and how can we use this wisdom to empower more female leaders, emerging leaders and male allies, especially those who sit on the margins?

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Podcast Episode #73: "Ethics and A.I." - an Interview with Gwen Murphy

Ethics and A.l.

In case you missed my LIVE interview with the incredible Gwen Murphy (CEO/Co-Founder of Athena Advisory, LLC), here are a few of the wisdom gems she shared:

  • How we close the digital divide and get more women in technology
  • Which emerging technologies you should be most concerned about
  • A.I.'s impact to the lives of women and girls
  • Hone your craft ... and know your stuff
  • Your executive presence really matters
  • We can deliberately design these services/solutions (A.I., emerging technologies) with the world we envision (not accept things as they are)

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Podcast Episode #72: "Creating and Empowering a Diverse Workforce" - an Interview with Sonia Wadhwa

Creating and Empowering a Diverse Workforce

In case you missed my LIVE interview with the talented and insightful Sonia Wadhwa (Chief of Staff and Director of Business Operations, Microsoft), here are a few of the wisdom gems she shared:

  • We must surround ourselves with others who will constantly remind us of our potential, especially during low phases of our journey.
  • This is especially true for those who sit on the margins.
  • Mentoring is one of the most important things a professional needs especially those who are on the margins and the quieter colleagues.
  • This is how a diverse workforce will thrive.
  • Anyone can be a mentor as long as he/she is one step ahead of the mentee, not just for senior leaders.
  • Be intentional and proactive about seeking out diverse individuals who'd benefit from your mentorship.
  • There is a great power in taking a pause, especially when emotions are running high (agreed 100%!)

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