• Navigating the Complexity of Managing Up, Down and All Around

    We talk a lot about "managing up." Why is it important? What does it look like when it's successful? How can you navigate complex office politics? That’s what we will be delving into on this episode. 

    In this episode, Roberta Matuson will share her personal experience with what happened to her promising career when she failed to recognize the importance of managing up, and the impact for her, and later her clients, when she learned how to do it well. As she astutely puts it, "If you don't manage up, you won't have to worry about managing down." Listeners will learn a new way to think about managing up, including how to safely navigate through the political landscape at work.

    Roberta Matuson is an expert in the maximization of talent. She's the author of 7 books on leadership including the third edition of Suddenly in Charge: Managing Up, Managing Down, Succeeding All Around. She's also an executive coach who works with leaders in Fortune 500 companies and emerging businesses.

    We do not receive any funding or sponsorship for this podcast. If you learned something and feel others could also benefit, please leave a positive review. Every review helps amplify our work and visibility. This is especially helpful for small women-owned boot-strapped businesses. Simply go to the bottom of the Apple Podcast page to enter a review. Thank you!

    Guest Website: https://matusonconsulting.com/

    Guest LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/roberta-matuson/

    X: https://x.com/matuson

    Book: Amazon-Suddenly in Charge https://www.amazon.com/Suddenly-Charge-Roberta-Chinsky-Matuson/dp/1399811924/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

    Our website: www.gotowerscope.com

     #ManagingUp, #Leadership, #Careersuccess, #LeadershipDevelopment, #LeadershipCoaching

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    1h 2m - Jul 2, 2024
  • Integrating Technology with People and Processes into Thoughtful Business Strategy

    We often talk about people and processes on this show. But in today’s world, technology has added an additional layer of complexity that requires its thoughtful integration into the strategies connecting people and processes. How can we do this in a way that doesn’t add chaos and still supports effectiveness and efficiency? That’s what we will be delving into on this episode. 

    In this episode, the focus will be on the critical integration of people, processes, and technology into a cohesive business strategy. Dr. Ernest Wayde will first delve into the significance of each of these critical business elements individually and the added value of integrating them into a cohesive business strategy. He will then discuss how to design your strategic planning process to make sure these elements are being considered and integrated into the overall business strategy.

    Dr. Ernest Wayde is the founder and CEO of Wayde Consulting where he focuses on the development and integration of people, process, and technology, into business strategy for business growth and success. With over 20 years of combined experience in the private and public sectors, Ernest has a diverse and extensive background in people and technology management from his time working with leaders in the healthcare and technology industries. 


    We do not receive any funding or sponsorship for this podcast. If you learned something and feel others could also benefit, please leave a positive review. Every review helps amplify our work and visibility. This is especially helpful for small women-owned boot-strapped businesses. Simply go to the bottom of the Apple Podcast page to enter a review. Thank you!


    Guest Website: https://www.waydeconsulting.com/

    Our website: www.gotowerscope.com

    #businessstrategy #peopleprocesstechnology #technology #organizationdevelopment

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    1h 0m - Jun 25, 2024
  • How Responsive Leadership Offers a New Way to Navigate Complexity

    We often think about the many competing responsibilities that we have as leaders. But do we have to take responsibility for them all? Can we instead be responsive? In this episode you will learn the guiding principles of Responsive Leadership. This includes the seven core values and seven essential skills to approach leadership through a stance of being Responsive TO rather than taking Responsibility FOR in your work.

    We will discuss the ways in which many of the pressures of work are often framed from an assumption that we have to take responsibility for expectations that are placed on us, when we are more likely to be effective when we can be responsive to the expectations instead. 

    We'll talk about the importance of Clarity Skills, which are tools to help leaders create Role Clarity, Systems Clarity, and Communication Clarity. Additionally, we'll spend some time talking about how Dr. Callandrillo came to create this model after working in an industry with high levels of stress and expectations from leaders, particularly middle managers. Finally, we will go over ways that listeners can apply these ideas to their own work or with their own teams.

     Traci is an expert in Responsive Leadership with over 25 years of experience leading diverse teams. She has worked in higher education administration and healthcare, and led a large student services team through their pandemic response, supporting more than 15k students. Traci has a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and is a former VP for Professional Practice for the Society of Counseling Psychology. She is the owner and chief consultant at the Callandrillo Consulting Group and is working on a book focused on her leadership framework, Responsive Leadership.

    LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/callandrilloconsultinggroup Facebook: @Callandrillo Consulting Group LLC Instagram: @callandrillogroup Website: www.callandrillogroup.com

     Responsive Leadership, Role Clarity, #responsiveleadership #TheHardSkills #leadershipdevelopment

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    1h 1m - Jun 18, 2024
  • Navigating the Complex Health Care System Labyrinth, with Frank R. Harrison

    What complex changes are happening in the healthcare sector and how does that affect patient, provider, and organizational success? In this episode we talk with Frank R. Harrison about the rapid post-pandemic changes experienced by hospitals, opportunities and challenges with technologies, including AI, and navigating the labyrinth of the system. 

    Using New York City as an example, we will look at their current hospital systems and show the pros and cons of being vertically integrated or acquired through traditional M&A Activity. We'll also explore which systems serve different needs best, how to succeed within those challenging environments as a patient, provider, or leader, and the complexity that impacts outcomes. Equipped with an MBA from the Fordham Gabelli School of Business concentrating in Global Marketing, Finance and International Management, and Master of Arts Psychology and Neuroscience and a Certificate in Public Health Advocate through Cornell University and the New York State Department of Health, Frank R. Harrison has 30+ years of experience, including executive roles spanning the Financial Services, Entertainment, and New Media industries. His Business experience coupled with his health training has led to healthcare ventures, advocacy programs and media platforms to illustrate his research and desire to strive for social change one person at a time, bringing it to life through his podcast, Frank About Health. He also has a healthcare platform Health-E-Media.com a division of his new venture Health-E-Media, Inc.

    Website: www.frankrharrison.com

    Business Site: www.health-e-media.com

    LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/frankrharrison/

     Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fharrison

     Podcast Site: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBRIDM9zFt52QdjnyBqOzTImCG0h3yKs3&si=zPk7bYyPlsZ17SHr

    #Frankabouthealth, #healthcare, #healthemedia, #leadership, #healthcareleadership

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    1h 2m - Jun 11, 2024
  • How Leaders Can Enhance Trust and Create a Resilience Culture, with Dr. Ken Nowack

    In the face of work and life challenges, there are three distinct possible long-term outcomes including harm, resilience, and growth. In some cases, people can experience positive change because of overcoming challenges and crises, as expressed in the aphorism “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” Dr. Ken Nowack will help us understand how resilience and growth occur as a set of personality and evidence-based personality traits, lifestyle practices and specific habits/behaviors that characterize such hardy individuals, and the leadership practices that can enhance a trusting, psychologically safe, and a positive mental health culture. Kenneth M. Nowack, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and Senior Research Officer of Envisia Learning, Inc. Dr. Nowack received his doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and has published extensively in the areas of 360-degree feedback, assessment, health psychology, and behavioral medicine. Ken is a member of Daniel Goleman’s Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations and serves as the outgoing Editor for the APA Consulting Psychology Journal. He is also a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 13: Society of Consulting Psychology).

    What differentiates the hardy who grow and flourish under pressure and challenge versus those who appear to endure lasting negative consequences of these same experiences? In this episode, Dr. Ken Nowack will walk us through: 1. Understanding the 3 ways to define resilience 2. Understanding the common trajectories of resilience 3. How to apply leadership practices to enhance a psychologically safe, trusting, and resilience culture in organizations

    #resilience #leadership #job burnout #stress #TheHardSkills #leadershipdevelopment

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    1h 0m - Jun 4, 2024
  • Where to Start: The Importance of Sequencing in Leadership Strategies

    Listeners will learn what factors might get in the way of their leadership and business success related to having a poor strategy around where to start and why. We'll connect how Michelle Warner thinks about business development strategy with how Dr. Brancu thinks about leadership strategy when it comes to decision-making and actions for success. 

    Do you ever feel like, “I don’t even know where to start!” Like you have so many different paths you can take, you’ve gotten so much advice, but now you are left feeling overwhelmed with which path is right? Well, this might be the right episode to help you gain some clarity around where to start. Leaders need to spend time develop the right strategy to navigate the complexities of internal and external personal factors required for leadership success. And our guest today will bring a different take - how business owners in particular can develop the right strategy to navigate the complexities of business development and growth. Together we'll explore the overlap between how she thinks about business development strategy with how I think about leadership strategy when it comes to decision-making and actions for success. Michelle Warner designs tiny companies that are built for the long run. With an MBA from one of the world’s top business schools and 15+ years growing small businesses, Michelle knows how to figure out what’s wrong and get it fixed when you hit a revenue plateau, and how to stabilize your business when you’re growing too fast and can’t keep up. She’s also the creator of Networking That Pays, the introvert-friendly, always awkward-free connection system that brings in reliable leads, consistent referrals and meaningful connections for your business in just one message a day. 




    #SequenceOverStrategy #NetworkingThatPays #BusinessDevelopment #LeadershipDevelopment #Strategy #TheHardSkills

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    1h 0m - May 28, 2024
  • How to Address the Traumatic Experiences of Leadership

    Listeners will learn a new way to think about traumatic experiences of leadership, as well as multiple approaches to identify and address these experiences. 

    What do leaders do when the act of being a leader is traumatic? Leaders navigate enormously challenging situations, including moral dilemmas that force the leader to choose between the organization’s welfare and that of individual staff; poor behaviors such as sabotaging and gaslighting; no-win situations, and bias, discrimination, and exclusion. In this episode, Clinical Psychologist Jennifer Wisdom discusses the nature of distressing experiences leaders face in the workplace, the strategies they use to work through these distressing experiences, and recommendations for how to improve workspaces to decrease the likelihood of traumatic experiences occurring. She will emphasize the role of legacy institutional structures, interpersonal relationships, power dynamics, and betrayal of trust in contributing to leaders’ experiences of trauma. She will conclude with ways leaders can identify and address trauma. Jennifer Wisdom PhD MPH ABPP, is a licensed clinical psychologist and board-certified organizational psychologist. She is principal of Wisdom Consulting, Senior Organization Development Psychologist in the Veterans Health Administration National Center for Organization Development, and Affiliated Professor at the Oregon Health and Science University. She has published and taught extensively on leadership and public health, including authoring the Millennials’ Guides series. She has a PhD in Clinical Psychology and a Master's of Public Health in Biostatistics and Epidemiology.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferpeltwisdom/ www.gotowerscope.com https://gotowerscope.com/towerscope-leadership-academy

    #leadershipchallenges #trauma #leadwithwisdom #TheHardSkills

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    1h 0m - May 21, 2024
  • Client Q&A: When and How to Say No, Manage Up, Adjust Work Relationships, & Future-Proof Your Career

    If you are a high-achieving, goal-oriented, socially conscious person who has found themselves spinning in some weird toxic waters at work, or simply wondering how to avoid getting sucked up into it, this might be the episode for you. In this episode Dr. Brancu answers four common questions about navigating these murky waters: when and how to (1) Say No, (2) Manage Up, (3) Adjust Work Relationships, & (4) Future-Proof Your Career.

    If you are a high-achieving, goal-oriented, socially conscious person who has found themselves spinning in some weird toxic waters at work, or simply wondering how to avoid getting sucked up into it, this might be the episode for you. I predominantly work with women in these situations since they are often excluded from the informal structures that reveal the power dynamics and rules below the surface that could help them. But this is for anyone who has also found themselves in that situation. In this episode Dr. Brancu answers some common recent questions she receives from clients and from the Towerscope Leadership Academy members: when and how to (1) Say No, (2) Manage Up, (3) Adjust Work Relationships, & (4) Future-Proof Your Career.

    Mira Brancu is a leadership consulting and coaching psychologist, founder of the Towerscope Leadership Academy, Associate Professor, Psychology Today columnist, author of the Millennials Guide to Workplace Politics, and had a leadership career before transitioning to helping teams and high-achieving women navigate their leadership complexities. 

    #ClientQuestions #SayingNo #ManagingUp #WorkRelationships #CareerTransitions #LeadershipDevelopment #TheHardSkills

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    1h 1m - May 14, 2024
  • How to Develop a Compass to Navigate Complexity and Unknowns

    Listeners will walk away with unique and creative insights on what it means to change, how understanding our limitations can become a strength, and fascinating research on learning, curiosity, and rewiring habits. Lisa will also share some of her frameworks for navigating change, including tools and guideposts that strengthen our ability to face change, important resources for expanding our sense of direction, and her ALIGN system of core values to establish sustainability in growth (and change).

    How do you navigate through uncertainty and unchartered territory toward change when the path is unclear and seems to be far from straight-forward? Lisa DeAngelis, a holistic change practitioner and author of Embracing the Unknown, will walk us through how to understand the barriers, develop a compass, and implement directions and guideposts that can help map pathways forward through her ALIGN system.

    Lisa DeAngelis is a holistic change practitioner, author of Embracing the Unknown, teacher, and speaker, and a skilled expert in the art of navigating sustainable change and guiding personal transformation. Lisa brings a warm, thoughtful, and creative approach to her work and is sought after for her ability to weave together ideas, coalescing and communicating information in meaningful ways. She is passionate about building meaningful relationships and helping others live authentically, and known for the wisdom and curiosity she brings to conversations on a variety of topics. Lisa is also the Chair of a nonprofit where her approach to leadership is strategic and visionary. Her personal goals include a commitment to "walking her talk" and helping re-envision how leaders can navigate change with more authenticity and intentionality to embrace the process of growth, learning to align with guiding principles and core values that support meaningful and impactful choices.

    #EmbracingTheUnknown #Change #Choice

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    1h 0m - May 7, 2024
  • How to Cultivate Your Professional Identity to Strategically Map Your Career

    Have you ever wondered how to go from one career to a very different one? Or how to integrate all of the interests you have into a professional career? This is the area of professional identity development and formation and Dr. Williams will lead us through how to do this. Listeners will gather information on how to start building the career they want by assessing themselves, understanding their unique skills and talents, and taking calculated risk with a supportive community. 

    Have you ever wondered how to go from one career to a very different one? Or how to integrate all of the interests you have into a professional career? This is the area of professional identity development and formation and Dr. Williams will lead us through how to do this. Dr. Williams, Founder and CEO of Legacy Consulting & Research Group LLC, is a Licensed Clinical and Consulting psychologist who is an enthusiastic leader who has experience in assessment, consulting, research, and speaking on topics related to leadership development and culture. Dr. Williams works with clients, delivering executive coaching and consulting services. Dr. Williams is a member of the American Psychological Association, Division 13 Society of Consulting Psychology. In addition, Dr. Williams is an Infantry Officer who has served soldiers and families in the United States Army (active and reserves) for over 20 years.



    Career Development, Professional Identity, Career Exploration, #TheHardSkills, #leadershipdevelopment #leadershipidentity

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    57m - Apr 30, 2024
  • Strategically Designing A Career That Matters: A Lifetime Toolkit

    Listeners will get a roadmap for how to face any career decision and make choices that support them and their stakeholders throughout the course of their lifetime. We’ll also cover practical tips for what to do when there are competing things that matter to you and your stakeholders, and how to resolve those conflicts in the best way possible.

    Have you faced a really difficult career decision and found it challenging to figure out which path to take? If so, this is the episode for you. Our guest, Dr. Sharon Hull, will offer a roadmap she has successfully used with hundreds of clients for how to think through what matters most and how to use that information to intentionally design your career. By focusing on what matters most to you in any given season of your life, you make room for the personal to come into harmony with the professional, and can maximize career satisfaction for that season. Being able to approach career decisions in a dynamic and personal-value-driven way allows flexibility and empowers people to make the best choices for them at any given moment. 

    Sharon K. Hull MD, MPH, author of the upcoming book, Professional Careers by Design™: A Handbook for the Bespoke Life [Fall 2024], is a professional executive and leadership coach since 2011 has been a family physician for over 30 years and is dually board certified in both family medicine and in general preventive medicine and public health. Her clinical and academic medicine career spans roles in solo rural private practice, academic and organizational practice, and administrative leadership as a member of the Dean’s staff, an active teaching faculty member, a clinical division chief and a department chair. Sharon is also the founder of Metta Solutions, which offers professionals the tools they need to achieve a balanced life with authenticity, integrity and purpose. 

    https://www.mettasolutions.com/ https://twitter.com/MettaSolutions https://www.linkedin.com/in/mettasolutions/ https://www.amazon.com/Professional-Careers-Design-Handbook-Bespoke/dp/B0CW94C7T4

    #mettasolutions #ProfessionalCareersbyDesign #careerdevelopment #professionaldevelopment 

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    59m - Apr 23, 2024
  • How to Strategically Optimize Your Work Performance, Resilience and Mental Health

    Can you be strategic in developing your resilience? Dr. Marie-Helene Pelletier, a business and clinical psychologist says yes and offers the audience a strategic framework of resilience, practical tips, and exercises for creating their own custom resilience plan, a new way to think about burnout, resilience, and your mental health as a leader.

    Dr. Marie-Helene Pelletier and Dr. Mira Brancu will discuss new ways to think about resilience. Mapping a strategy starts from within. Dr. Pelletier provides a new framework full of exercises to create your own customized, strategic resilience plan. Throughout her career in business management and psychology, Dr. Pelletier has spearheaded a dialogue on the crucial issues of leadership resilience and workplace health. Drawing on her extensive background in corporate, insurance, governance and public sectors, she brings national and international perspectives and expertise on mental health and resilience as a key pillar of overall health. She is a bilingual practicing psychologist with over 20 years of experience in clinical psychology and advisory workplace psychology and holds a Ph.D. and an MBA from the University of British Columbia. Marie-Helene is a Member of the Global Clinical Practice Network of the World Health Organization, and past Director on the boards of the Canadian Psychological Association and the International Association of Applied Psychology. She has presented, authored and co-authored a number of industry and academic publications and has won numerous academic and industry awards. In 2024, Dr. Pelletier published her first book, The Resilience Plan: A Strategic Approach to Optimizing Your Work Performance and Mental Health

    1h 1m - Apr 16, 2024
  • At Your Core: How to Lead with Intention, Authenticity and Integrity

    Are you walking the talk? Do people interpret your actions as you have intended? How do you know? Becoming the leader you aspire to be takes much more intentionality and practice than simply creating a strategic plan. In this episode, executive coach, Miki Feldman Simon will share her CORE 4 step process from her upcoming book to help listeners live and lead with intention, authenticity and integrity. Miki will provide practical tips that the audience can immediately implement. 

    Are you walking the talk? Do people interpret your actions as you have intended? Becoming the leader you aspire to be takes much more intentionality and practice than simply creating a strategic plan. Using science and behavioral psychology Miki designed a 4 step process, the CORE framework that helps leaders stop getting in their own way, and lead themselves and others with intention, authenticity and integrity. CORE stands for Clarity, Operationalize, Reflect, Evaluate. Miki Feldman Simon is a certified Executive Coach, PCC, successful business leader, and dynamic public speaker. Miki coaches leaders seasoned in their executive positions to broaden their impact, as well as supports those recently promoted to succeed in their new role. Her clients become more self-aware, more aligned personally and professionally, and more deliberate and intentional in their leadership, elevating their ability to lead authentically and effectively. Miki’s work is informed by 25 years in business and entrepreneurship, working globally, in the United States, Israel and Australia, across a number of leadership roles and industries. Under her tenure in HR, marketing, and executive leadership, she has led multiple companies to successful exits and has gained deep understanding of the challenges executives face. Miki is certified in Stakeholder Centered Coaching, Red Team Coaching and has an M.S. in Organizational Behavior, a B.A. in Psychology and Educational Counseling, and SPHR.




     #executivecoaching #COREframework #BecomeTheLeaderYouAspireToBE #leadershipdevelopment #leadershipcoaching #TheHardSkills

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    1h 1m - Apr 9, 2024
  • From Idea to Impact: Mapping Out Your Leadership Strategy

    In this episode, listeners will learn how one young social entrepreneur transformed an idea into an implementable action plan, scaled it up to reach a broader audience and have a wider impact, and is now developing her leadership identity and vision for the future. 

    In this episode, Aynsley Szczesniak and Dr. Mira Brancu will walk through the steps of taking an idea and turning it into reality. They will discuss tips for crafting a vision of the future, effective strategies for setting achievable and time-bound goals, and ways to get back on track when a challenge forces you off your envisioned path. This will also be a coaching episode where Aynsley will explore her own leadership strengths and next steps with Dr. Brancu. Ultimately, Aynsley's journey as a budding social entrepreneur and youth activist will inspire people of an age to know they can make a difference. 

    Aynsley Szczesniak is the Founder and Executive Director of Speak Out Sisterhood, a global network empowering youth to eradicate barriers to equality for women in STEM. As a first year Honors Carolina scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Aynsley is also the Founder and State Lead of the North Carolina chapter of Million Women Mentors, the Student STEM Programs Chair of the Association for Women in Science - North Carolina, and a research assistant for the UNC School of Medicine PREPARE project. Aynsley is known for hosting engaging speaker panels, workshops, and webinars, as well as for her skillful networking abilities. As a budding social entrepreneur, she's eager to learn how to further her passion for empowering young people to develop leadership strengths, professional skills, and confidence through comprehensive and collaborative programming.

    SOS website: www.speakoutsisterhood.org

    SOS Instagram: @speak_out_sisterhood

    Aynsley Instagram: @aynsleyszczesniak

    SOS LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/speak-out-sisterhood/

    Aynsley LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aynsley-szczesniak/

     #steminism, #womeninstem, #speakoutsisterhood #youthleader #leadershipcoaching #leadershipconsulting

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    1h 2m - Apr 2, 2024
  • Mastering the Expecting Parent Experience: Mapping a Strategy to Retain This Top Talent Demographic

    In this episode, we'll map out strategies to support employee transitions into parenthood. What do they need? Are there generational differences in trends and expectations? How does this impact team culture, retention, and productivity? Sarah Olin will provide insights into the impact of making this a priority, how to do it gracefully and align it with company goals, and creative methods for maintaining team productivity during extended leaves.

    The collision between parenthood and career presents critical retention issues for companies. Becoming a parent leads to shifting priorities. This requires leaders to understand what their employees might need to help them feel good about staying at the company. Get the transition right? Top talent plants roots. Bungle it? Risk losing them for good. How can you lead confident conversations aligned to parent needs, maintain productivity, and ease their return to work? Sarah Olin offers a roadmap to provide an A+ experience for parents while increasing retention and engagement, and sustaining productivity for the company.

    In this episode we'll also delve into:

    1. Millennial and Gen Z talent trends and why supporting their transition into working parenthood is critical.

    2. How this connects to company culture and team impact.

    3. Creative strategies to maintain team productivity during extended leaves.

    Sarah Olin is the leading voice in coaching and transformation for working parents. With years of experience and understanding what parents need to thrive, Sarah co-founded LUMO to help progressive organizations support their employees with the transition to working parenthood. Trained by world-renowned leaders including Dr. Brené Brown, Sarah has coached leaders at the UN, NBA, Google, and Calvin Klein, among others. She was a featured keynote speaker at Amazon's first-ever International Working Moms’ Day.



    #LearnLeadLUMO #leadershipconsulting #womeninleadership #TheHardSkills

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    1h 0m - Mar 26, 2024
  • The Power of Adaptive Planning and Creativity in Strategic Decision-Making

    In this episode, we speak with Dr. Liz Sweigart who will share with us about the importance of Adaptive Planning, practical frameworks for strategic decision-making, and how to embrace innovation and creativity in that process. Given the ongoing uncertainties we face, our ability to infuse flexibility, continuous adjustment, and creativity into thoughtful scenario planning, risk management, and other strategic tools can help navigate ambiguity and mitigate potential challenges, and empower us to to know what to do, when, and how. 

    In this episode we delve into how to strategically navigate the complexities of uncertain futures without fear or trying new things. Liz Sweigart, PhD will emphasize the critical need for adaptive planning, highlighting the importance of continually evaluating and adjusting strategies in response to evolving circumstances. Through practical frameworks and methodologies shared in the conversation, audience members gain actionable tools for strategic decision-making amidst ambiguity. Moreover, Liz will champion the role of innovation and creativity in strategy formulation, encouraging listeners to embrace uncertainty as a catalyst for innovation rather than a hindrance. She also reflects on her own experiences and what she has learned about caring for herself, especially her mental health, in the midst of change and uncertainty. This episode will hopefully be a beacon of guidance, empowering individuals and organizations alike to confidently map out strategies to thrive in uncertain environments.

    The audience will gain: 

    1. An understanding the Importance of Adaptive Planning

    2. Practical Frameworks for Strategic Decision-Making

    3. Encouragement to embrace Innovation and Creativity

    From history major (who dabbled in Medieval Studies and chemical engineering) to nonprofit finance leader to Big 4 tax partner to emerging tech startup executive, nothing about Liz Sweigart's 20-plus year career has been linear. As an independent board director and advisor, Liz works with individuals and organizations ranging from startup founders to the C-suites and boards of publicly traded multinationals in various industry sectors. At her core, Liz is passionate about fostering environments where human beings can thrive and flourish. She holds a BA from Rice University, an MBA from the University of St. Thomas (Houston), and a PhD in Organizational Leadership from The Chicago School.


    #strategy, #tech, #leadership, #mentalhealth, #leadershipdevelopment #TheHardSkills

    1h 0m - Mar 19, 2024
  • Authenticity Life Audit: When and Why it Matters in Your Career

    There is a lot of hype about authenticity, making us feel like unabashed authenticity is the panacea: a path to success for all. That’s not the case, and we’ve all met the people that we wish would be a little bit *less* authentic. Listeners to this episode will be invited to consider:

    1.        What authenticity actually is (and is not)

    2.        That being authentic is a form of privilege (we don’t all have equal access!)

    3.        That authenticity is important if and only if authenticity is important to you (values matter). 

    4.        If authenticity is important, how it can be harnessed and utilized at every point in the career journey. 

    Authenticity is a current buzzword and authentic leadership is an exploding topic of interest. But do we really understand what it means? Is it something we should all pursue? Do all people have equal and equitable access to pursuing it? This episode pulls listeners back from the ‘authenticity as panacea’ mindset and takes the construct on a DeLorean ride back to its philosophical, sociological, and psychological roots. We’ll spend time exploring whether authenticity is universally important for leaders (or just for leaders that find authenticity important), consider nuanced ways about what authenticity might mean for and to you, and finally, in cases where authenticity does matter, give thought to how to strategically map out a dynamic and authentic career from start point to end point (spoiler alert: life audits required). 

    Dr. Alexis Franzese is the Department Chair and an Associate Professor for the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Elon University, and a licensed psychologist with a small private practice. With academic training in the fields of sociology and psychology, her teaching and research interests are at the intersection of these fields and her main area of expertise is within issues of self, identity, and well-being.  She is especially passionate about her study of authenticity- being one’s true self and is currently conducting research on authenticity and identity within travel and tourism, with Disney as a strategic domain of focus. Her work has been published within edited volumes and other peer-reviewed collections, including journals that span the breadth of her scholarly interests. She is a graduate of Union College (B.A.) and Duke University where she completed two separate doctoral degrees, in sociology and in psychology (clinical).  She loves debating the ethics of authenticity and tries to incorporate her knowledge into her own approach and adventures.


     #authenticity, #identity, #privilege #leadershipdevelopment #careerdevelopment #TheHardSkills

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    1h 1m - Mar 12, 2024
  • How to Stay on Track in Your Career Growth in the Face of Obstacles and Uncertainties

    The audience will learn Tammy Gooler Loeb's "C.E.O. of Your Career" framework to grow a sustainable career through an employment marketplace that requires us to be more fluid, flexible and creative. (C = Be Curious; E = Be Engaged; O = Take Ownership). 

    We spend a lot of time at work, more than we do with our families, sleeping, or in other important areas of our lives. As we are living longer, many of us are working later in life too. We have invested significant resources and made sacrifices to meet our highest professional goals. Yet, our expectations of how our careers would advance have not always aligned with what we anticipated. Tammy will share strategies to help you stay on track as obstacles and opportunities show up in your career while serving the needs of the organization and your growth. We will define what it means to effectively take an inside-out approach to your career so that you are feeling clear and confident about your professional advancement and direction.

    Tammy Gooler Loeb is the author of Work from the Inside Out: Break Through Nine Common Obstacles and Design a Career That Fulfills You. She is a career and executive leadership coach, speaker and facilitator with expertise in career transitions, workplace communication and leadership development. During her two plus decades in business, Tammy has worked with clients across a wide array sectors and industries. Since 2018, Tammy has hosted a podcast, Work from the Inside Out, which showcases the fascinating journeys of people who developed meaningful and satisfying careers. Her expertise has appeared in Forbes, Fast Company, The Boston Globe, Harvard Business Review Ascend, US News and World Report, and Newsweek. Tammy holds a B.A. in Psychology from Hampshire College, Amherst, MA, an MBA from Boston University, and is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach from the Co-Active Training Institute, an International Coach Federation (ICF) accredited coaching certification program.






    Work from the Inside Out: Break Through Nine Common Obstacle and Design a Career That Fulfills You

     #WorkFromTheInsideOut #CareerChange #CareerTransition #CareerGrowth #CareerDevelopment #CareerCoaching #TheHardSkills

    Tammy Gooler Loeb 

    Tune in to "The Hard Skills" podcast with Dr. Mira Brancu every Tuesday at 5pm EST to join the conversation and gain further insights!!  ⚙️

    #WorkFromTheInsideOut #CareerChange #CareerTransition #CareerGrowth #CareerDevelopment #CareerCoaching #TheHardSkills

    1h 0m - Mar 5, 2024
  • How Leaders Add Strategic Value

    Listeners will gain insight into a practical, easy to digest framework for understanding and celebrating your unique personality strengths and applying them to add strategic value to people and organizations. 

    In this episode we talk about how to leverage your unique personality, accurately gauge your own strengths and weaknesses, increase your self-knowledge, and learn to identify and address the ‘shadow” side of your personality traits. We’ll offer a way to analyze your own personal leadership style and utilize your personality to its greatest advantage. Don’t change, grow! Become more of who you are when you’re at your best!

    Dr. George Watts and Laurie Blazek are the principals of TLT Coaching, a leadership training and development firm based in Chicago. Their clients are global professional service firms. They coach at the C-suite and executive level. George was CEO of a publicly traded company, holds a Doctoral Degree in Counseling Psychology. Laurie was a Managing Director in several global banking roles as well as earning in MBA in Finance. Their book, “Becoming a Strategic Leader: Capitalize on the Power of Your Personality” offers practical guidance on how to use your strengths to add strategic value. 

    Tune in for this empowering conversation at TalkRadio.nyc

    1h 0m - Feb 27, 2024
  • Mapping a Leadership Strategy Using Smart Assessments for Insight-Building

    How can your personal self-awareness help your career and performance success? How do I hone this? Our guest Nancy Parsons will share her insights on this question along with assessment and data-based ideas for mapping a strategy for effective development.

    Deep self-awareness is critical to mapping an effective strategy for development and performance improvement.  Research shows that leaders tend to lack the clarity and personal objectivity needed to recognize, build upon, or leverage their inherent character talent, gifts and acumen; while understanding, managing and neutralizing their risks and short sides. This means that leaders spend a lot of time trying to develop the wrong things or have difficulty honing in on what matters most. In fact, an HBR study (Eurich, 2018) of 5000 participants found that while most people think of themselves as self-aware, only 10 to 15% actually are!  Nancy Parsons will share insights and stories of how accurate self-awareness leads to breakthrough success and fulfillment.

    Nancy Parsons is one of today’s foremost experts in combining the science of assessments with the art of developing people. She co-founded CDR Companies, LLC and developed the break-through CDR 3-Dimensional Assessment Suite® an in-depth coaching tool used by global clients. The Suite measures:  character traits, inherent risk factors for derailment, and drivers and rewards.  In 2020, Nancy and her team launched CDR-U Coach, the first of its kind digital avatar coach providing individualized feedback and development for all employees. In 2022, CDR-U Coach was awarded the international Gold Star Winner of the “Best New Product” by the Stevie Awards for Women in Business. This is a scalable solution to assessment and coaching that can reach all levels of employees. Nancy was awarded the prestigious MEECO International Thought Leadership of Distinction in Executive Coaching in 2019 which only a select few have received such as Marshall Goldsmith and Jim Kouzes.

    www.cdrcompanies.com, www.cdr-u.com, www.cdrassessmentgroup.com, https://www.linkedin.com/in/nancyeparsons/    

     Leadership Development, Self-Awareness, Leader Action Planning, Assessments, Executive Coaching

    Tune in for this empowering conversation at TalkRadio.nyc

    59m - Feb 20, 2024
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