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Top 4 Ways NOT to Bomb in the Boardroom

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Top 4 Ways NOT to Bomb in the Boardroom

Have you ever had a meeting, presentation or any important interaction go sideways? Most of us have. Along with being a missed opportunity to  gain the influence, recognition or respect we want and deserve, what stings the most is usually our disappointment in ourselves. Let’s make sure it never happens again.

Here are the top 4 ways that amazing leaders and emerging leaders make mistakes AND how to convert the bomb to being a boss in the boardroom (or in any other crucial interaction):

1.) Lack of Preparation

Since you and your colleagues are likely Zoomed out, this is more important now more than ever. Plan key points/asks/needs/outcomes. Think through how you want the interaction to turn out, and how you want to feel once it’s over. Make it as vivid and visceral as possible, then visualize it until you believe it’s possible.

2.) Lack of Empathy

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Podcast Episode #65: "Skilling Up During Disruption" - an Interview with Heather Bailey

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Skilling Up During Disruption

In case you missed my LIVE interview with the fabulous Heather Bailey, AIF (Vice President, Senior Retirement Director at State Street Global Advisors), here are a few of the wisdom gems she shared:

  • We just said to ourselves “we’ve got to do better”
  • I love 401k plans because they help every American achieve that dream of retiring
  • If you’re not skilling-up right now, you’re going to be left behind
  • www.ssga.com/skillingup is a 4-part series. We focus on clarity, confidence, influence and impact
  • Digging deep is helping people be resilient
  • This is going to be the time period to do something big
  • Think differently, do differently, speak up and listen to what’s in our heart
  • Listen to when we’re being called for more and really being very strategic and not reactive

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Podcast Episode #64: "Women Thriving in International Business and Building Strategic Alliances" - an Interview with Heather Brewer

Women Thriving in International Business and Building Strategic Alliances

In case you missed my LIVE interview with the remarkable Heather Brewer (Client Director, New Business Development at Bridge Partners), here are a few of the wisdom gems she shared:

  • Be open to new experiences, be flexible, be brave enough to try it
  • Go after learning and experiences over titles and $$$
  • You do not have to follow the rules or what others want for you
  • Taking an extended pause can be powerful and enlightening
  • Don't be afraid to take a role that scares you
  • Spend consistent time building, nourishing and rekindling relationships

To be notified for future interviews be sure to connect with me here on LinkedIn AND to learn more about how to build the mindset and influence for real change, join our community at www.SherylKline.com. #limitlessleader #womenwholead #bHERd #sherylkline #bridgepartners

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Podcast Episode #63: Bringing New Products and Services to Market During Disruptive Times" - an Interview with Karyn Scott

Bringing New Products and Services to Market During Disruptive Times

In case you missed my LIVE interview with the amazing Karyn Scott (CMO at Kloudspot), here are a few of the wisdom gems she shared:

  • Creativity, innovative ability and progress require us to risk failure
  • Shout out to Lynn Vojvodich for instilling the importance of embracing failure
  • Must work harder now to be visible and to be heard
  • Kloudspot Quickstart was born from a strategic, swift and a fearless commitment to serve customers in a new way
  • Be bold and be courageous to make hard pivots BEFORE a customer realizes they need your product or service
  • Face your fears and deal with them
  • No regrets

To be notified for future interviews be sure to connect with me here on LinkedIn AND to learn more about how to build the mindset and influence for real change, join our community at www.SherylKline.com. #limitlessleader #womenwholead #bHERd #sherylkline #kloudspot

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Podcast Episode #62: "Building and Nurturing Virtual Global Teams" - an Interview with Jill Ralph

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Building and Nurturing Virtual Global Teams

In case you missed my LIVE interview with the incredible Jill Ralph (Head of Global Membership at Motley Fool), here are a few of the wisdom gems she shared:

  • Know thyself and who you're interacting with
  • Leap and the net will appear
  • Magical spots are where personal passion and professional paths intersect
  • Invest more upfront with recruiting AND onboarding
  • Have agendas for meetings and do NOT waste other people's time. Cancel meetings if not vital.
  • Take 5-10 minutes at the end of meetings to wrap up, open for questions
  • Check out the Culture Map by Erin Meyer
  • Have faith in yourself, AND bring others with you, especially women and minorities

To be notified for future interviews be sure to connect with me here on LinkedIn AND to learn more about how to build the mindset and influence for real change, join our community at www.SherylKline.com. #limitlessleader #womenwholead #bHERd #sherylkline...

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Bully in the Boardroom?

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Bully in the Boardroom?

Whether it’s in the highest court in the land, the corporate boardroom, or any other room, most of us have experienced bullying, implicit or explicit, at some time in our career. With the current political climate, it’s not a stretch to say that it is likely to get worse before it gets better.

This hit to company culture is expensive because it causes physical and emotional collateral (difficulty sleeping, higher stress, anxiety, insomnia, high blood pressure and depression which translates into more sick time, increased healthcare and lower productivity) which in turn makes bullying financially costly as well, says Holly Wintermute of the Fisher Phillips law firm.

A study by the online employment service, Monster, found that about 90% of workers have been bullied at their place of employment. As if this isn’t bad enough, imagine if you are someone who is marginalized or double marginalized.

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Podcast Episode #61: "Enabling Growth Through Disruption" - an Interview with Nicole Johnson

Enabling Growth Through Disruption

In case you missed my LIVE interview with the incredible Nicole Johnson (Director of Sales Acceleration at Veeam Software), here are a few of the wisdom gems she shared:

  1. Share your successes and learnings to help and inspire others
  2. Fail forward, fail fast, fail often
  3. Compete to win, and do it at Veeam speed (ie: go all in, work efficiently, and kick fear and doubt to the curb)
  4. Surround yourself with people who will challenge you learn and grow
  5. There is NO better time for women's voices to be heard than NOW

To be notified for future interviews be sure to connect with me here on LinkedIn AND to learn more about how to build the mindset and influence for real change, join our community at www.SherylKline.com. #limitlessleader #womenwholead #bHERd #sherylkline #veeamspeed

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Podcast Episode #60: "Creating Transformational Culture Change" - an Interview with Latisha Roberson

Creating Transformational Culture Change

In case you missed my LIVE interview with the incredible Latisha M. Roberson (Inclusion & Diversity Strategic Partnerships Lead at Accenture), here are a few of the wisdom gems she shared:

  1. Money does not grow on trees.' It's important to understand equal pay, wealth creation, sustainability and growth
  2. Set goals, accomplish (or learn:), celebrate!, set another
  3. Inclusion and Diversity = Invite to the party AND Ask to Dance -- Shifts need to be gradual to be effective -- Be very careful with assumptions and stereotypes
  4. Emotional Agility is vital during situations of implicit or unconscious bias to foster teaching moments and progress

To be notified for future interviews be sure to connect with me here on LinkedIn AND to learn more about how to build the mindset and influence for real change, join our community at www.SherylKline.com. #limitlessleader #womenwholead #bHERd #sherylkline #leadwithlatisha

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Podcast Episode #59: "How Women Are Shaping Tech" - an Interview with Carrie Goetz

How Women Are Shaping Tech

STOP and listen if you want to fast track your career success! Carrie Goetz (Principal and CTO of StrategITcom) hit this interview out of the park. SO much wisdom shared. Here are a few of the main take-aways:
-- When someone says ’You can’t.’, figure it out and get it done.
-- Try not to allow others to pull you down.
-- Be bold and take chances even when you don’t have all the answers or are not totally prepared.
-- If in a very negative environment, consider trying to work it out or getting out.
-- Write down of everything you do in a role. You’ll need it someday.
-- Don’t be afraid to try something new out, even if you have no experience.
-- Ask for help often, BUT be clear on what you need first.

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Podcast Episode #58: "Driving Change Through Real Customer Connection" - an Interview with Laurie Dewan

Driving Change Through Real Customer Connection

I was super excited to have this wonderful conversation with Healthline Media's Vice President of Consumer Insights, Laurie Dewan. 

Here are the highlights from our amazing chat:

  1. Higher need to intentionally leverage informal and formal networks
  2. Set goals and make a habit of doing this consistently
  3. Epic quote by Laurie (and Marianne Williamson:) 'The World is Not Served by You Playing Small'
  4. There is a great power in careful listening and stories to drive innovation and organizational change
  5. Let yourself be emotionally impacted by your customer stories
  6. Healthline is committed to providing research and resources for racism and inequality in healthcare as well as managing mental illness in the workplace

To be notified for future interviews be sure to connect with me here on LinkedIn AND to learn more about how to build the mindset and influence for real change, join our community at www.SherylKline.com...

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