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Podcast Episode #122: "Strategies to Nurture Our Future Technology Leaders" - an Interview with Michelle Chiantera

 

Strategies to Nurture Our Future Technology Leaders

In case you missed my LIVE interview with the amazing Michelle Chianera (Chief Marketing Officer at Alludo), here are a few of the wisdom gems she shared:  

  • When offered an opportunity, don’t be afraid to get uncomfortable and learn.
  • Even if you lack experience, ask ‘What do I bring to the table?’
  • Be willing to go through an emotional roller coaster with big decisions.
  • Networking is relationship building. It’s constant and critical to move with agility.
  • Own your leadership style.

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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To your next level of impact and joy!
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Podcast Episode #121: "Driving Innovations… From Frontline to Boardroom" - an Interview with Maggie Chan Jones

 

Driving Innovations... From Frontline to Boardroom

In case you missed my LIVE interview with the phenomenal Maggie Chan Jones (CEO and Founder at Tenshey), here are a few of the wisdom gems she shared:  

  • If you’re thinking of going for a big opportunity, ask ‘What is the worst that could happen?’ which may help you go for it!
  • When someone offers you a great opportunity that you’re not sure you can do, just say yes! You can learn how later.
  • If you have a seat at the table, know you belong and ask yourself ‘What are my unique values/experiences that I bring?
  • Innovation starts from the outcome.
  • Take time for yourself to be still to allow innovation to come to you.

Be sure to check out Maggie's new book "Decoding Sponsorship."

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Podcast Episode #118: "Leading and Mentoring in Today's Tech Industry" - an Interview with Natasha Engan

 

Leading and Mentoring in Today's Tech Industry

In case you missed my LIVE interview with the remarkable Natasha Engan (Senior Vice President of Global Sales at Deltek), here are a few of the wisdom gems she shared:  

  • Experiences growing up in a small town of 10,000 people
  • The importance of mentorship in your life
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help
  • Executive presence is about how you show up
  • When you take care of yourself, you show up better
  • It’s OK to make some crazy decisions (if you learn from them)
  • It matters who you marry if you get married
  • All emerging leaders DO deserve an opportunity

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.

Download a transcript of Sheryl's interview with Natasha Engan.

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Ever Regretted NOT Speaking Up?

Ever Regretted NOT Speaking Up?

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Have you ever had a birthday come and go when you received nothing? No recognition, no card, no special dinner. Nothin'! That happened to me a while back, and it felt like I was invisible and no one cared. The reality was that the most important people in my life cared, but it somehow slipped their busy minds.

See, it’s a human drive to be acknowledged and validated. For example, "Happy birthday!" "Can we spend some time together?" "I made you a card that has a heartfelt note." etc.

When it comes to work, we can have greater influence on ourselves and our teams if we acknowledge our/their milestones... great and small. If we celebrate the process and not just the outcomes, such as making those follow-up calls, the trips to the gym, or trying that new recipe... rather than just the closed deals, weight loss or delicious meals prepared.

If we are not receiving what we need from our colleagues, management, family or...

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The Real Secret for Leveraging Mental Toughness to Rock Disruption

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We all face the threat of someone or something disrupting our status quo.

The mere thought of disruption can be paralyzing or it can be a secret weapon. It’s all in your mindset and what you choose to do with it.

Here’s one tip to leverage Mental Toughness to rock disruption so you can get aggressive today about planning how to rise above the rest tomorrow: Keep this in mind, and you’ll be on your way to using a tool you already have in a way that most people don’t know about.

Here’s how: Use fear to drive progress.

In order to foster creativity, productivity and courage it’s important to use this emotion to your benefit rather than to your detriment. Fear can be paralyzing or it can be a super power. It depends on your mindset, how you perceive it.

Here’s a great sequence for transitioning fear into a super power for you:

1.)  Recognize a potential threat and its...

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My Transformation from Fear and Unhappiness to Becoming Mentally Tough (Interview with Amanda Kaufman)

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I am so excited to share a recent discussion I had with Amanda Kaufman (former senior consultant, Accenture).

Amanda shares what it's like to be a woman in corporate America ... some of the successes she had (which there were many) and then quite candidly opens up about some of the challenges and struggles she had.

Amanda speaks to how being Mentally Tough would have made her journey a little bit easier.

Here's a transcript of our discussion (or you can view the video below).


Sheryl Kline:
So, we're going to ask Amanda a couple of questions first. Can you tell us your position at Accenture and all of the amazing things you did, as well as some of the challenges that you had?


Amanda Kaufman:                      
I was Senior Manager in our strategy practice, and I focused on procurement, operating model strategy, with different organizations, Fortune 500 companies, and...

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From “No Talent” to 2X Olympian & Gold Medalist ... A Conversation with Leroy Dixon

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What’s one thing we all have in common with world-class performers?

We all experience fear and doubt. These are two emotions that are felt at every level of performance, from novice to world-class. Striving for the next level and performing in moments that matter is scary, for everyone. There are also a couple fundamental differences that separates the best from the rest.

I was fortunate enough to interview Leroy Dixon recently, and he shared two of the most important factors that helped him go from “no talent” to 2X Olympian, gold medalist and (did I mention?) the 7th fastest man ever recorded in his event. Yes, Mr. Dixon has beaten Usain Bolt in his career as well. Maybe we are not going to be Olympians, but we CAN be world-class at what’s important to us. As a matter of fact, I believe we MUST. The army of do-gooders must prevail, so the time for us to level up is now.

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Why You Need Fear (Not Just on Halloween)!

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From an evolutionary standpoint, fear is useful. If you are in danger, fear triggers your body to release hormones that prepare you for fight or flight to get out of harm's way.

Fear could save your life. When it comes to high performance in a critical moment though, fear can be problematic if not managed properly. Fear of failure may stand in the way of getting started or encourage you to quit. Fear is also distracting. It can take you from the present moment back to a past failure or into a future irrational thought (i.e. ‘This is never going to work out’). Fear is normal in many cases but needs to be managed properly to encourage you to perform your best especially when it matters most. It’s even common for world-class performers to experience fear as well. The difference is they have the (learned) skills to manage their fear and deal with it at a time that is appropriate, not when they need to shine.

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What No One Tells You About the "F"-Word (... It's Not What You Think)

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I’m going to address the “F” word right away so I don’t get in trouble. The “F” word is “Fear.”
 
Emotions can propel us to greatness, or they can paralyze us, bringing creativity, productivity and motivation to a screeching halt. I sure prefer the later for moments that really matter and for long-term ambitions. Let’s talk about the Emotional Wheel and “F”ear, as well as how your mindset may affect how you plan and how you perform under pressure. The good news is that you can learn the tools to dream big, do small and crush it especially when it matters. Zone Performance is not just for the elite few, it’s for you too!

  • Green area means that you likely have a deep awareness and understanding of what emotions you experience, which ones serve you, which ones don’t as well as how to manage your emotions for optimal performance and optimal long-term thinking.
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Leverage Mental Toughness to Rock Disruption

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We all face the threat of someone or something disrupting our status quo. The mere thought of disruption can be paralyzing or it can be a secret weapon. It’s all in your mindset and what you choose to do with it.

Here’s one tip to "Leverage Mental Toughness to Rock Disruption" so you can get aggressive today about planning how to rise above the rest tomorrow: Keep this in mind, and you’ll be on your way to using a tool you already have in a way that most people don’t know about.

Here’s how: Use fear to drive progress.

In order to foster creativity, productivity and courage it’s important to use this emotion to your benefit rather than to your detriment. Fear can be paralyzing or it can be a super power. It depends on your mindset, how you perceive it.

Here’s how to take the first step:

1.) Recognize a potential threat and its consequences.

2.) Release that fear by accepting it, and then...

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