Innovating Leadership, Co-Creating Our Future

Innovating Leadership, Co-Creating Our Future

The pace of change in the world is increasing exponentially and shows no signs of slowing down. Leadership is evolving and requires more and more innovative leaders to keep up. Many leaders update what they lead but not how they think about and act as leaders. They become outdated. This matters because Leadership creates strategic advantage. This show features interviews with global business executives, thought leaders and academics in a wide range of industries. They discuss their most pressing issues and the innovative approaches they have employed to transform their challenges into opportunities and advantages. The application of proven concepts and tools that may be applied to build your organization and deliver sustainable success are presented and discussed. Become an innovative leader in your own right! Tune in every Tuesday at 11 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.... Show More

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March 2, 2021 48 min
What is the purpose of business in the 21st century? And what are the values and skills needed by business leaders in this new era of stakeholder value? Keith joins Maureen to discuss these emerging topics and share his experience.
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February 23, 2021 45 min
Theory U blends systems thinking, innovation, and leading change from the viewpoint of an evolved human consciousness. Otto’s first book sold over 100,000 copies and to put that in context, the average self-published book sells 250 copies, and the average traditional book sells 3,000 copies in its lifetime. Otto joins Maureen to discuss his latest book: The Essentials of Theory U: Core Principles and Applications, a book that meets...
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The need for system leaders, system literacy, and collaboration are more important than ever. The field of ‘awareness-based systems change’ is growing, and there are many very accessible ways to engage. Darcy joins Maureen to discuss that taking a more holistic, or systems approach, does not require a Ph.D. in Systems Dynamics - anyone can become a systems thinker and have a positive impact on the systems in which they work and liv...
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“Great leaders are great learners” is often quoted but how can leaders implement this into their very hectic day? Ron has created a year-long leadership development guidebook that offers day-by-day instruction in short excerpts to provide leaders with knowledge and practical application ideas. Ron joins the show to discuss his new book “Daily Leadership Development,” his lifetime achievement award and his views on the current sta...
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As a political scientist, Matt studies democracy – its evolution, and particularly how democracies decline. He shares his perspective on the rise of populism across the world, how that leads to un-democratic leaders, then answers the question, “Is American democracy a brittle twig or a supple bamboo?” He offers solutions, too; every strong democracy in history thrived on disparate points of view – and leaders who welcomed diverse...
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Among our greatest leaders are those driven by impulses they cannot completely control - by lust. Lust is not, however, an abstraction, it has definition. Definition that, given the impact of leaders who lust, is essential to extract. Barbara joins the show today to discuss her views on leadership education, what it takes to build highly effective leaders and her new book Leaders Who Lust.
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We are addicted to prediction, desperate for certainty about the future. But the complexity of modern life won’t provide that; experts in forecasting are reluctant to look more than 400 days out. History doesn’t repeat itself and even genetics won’t tell you everything you want to know. Today Margaret joins the show to discuss her new book, Uncharted, How to Navigate the Future, in which she drew on a wide array of people and place...
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There has been a lot written about leadership for the present day, but the world is changing quickly. What worked in the past won’t work in the future. We need to know how to prepare leaders who can successfully navigate and guide us through the next decade and beyond. How is leadership changing, and why? How ready are leaders today for these changes? What should leaders do now? To answer these questions, Jacob interviewed over 140...
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Sustainability is now a business-critical issue. Those companies and industries that don't embrace it will be left behind. In fact, we are already starting to see signs of this. Trista and Donald join the show today to discuss their new book “Leading Sustainability: The Path to Sustainable Business and How the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) Changed Everything,” which is the culmination of 18 months of research from aroun...
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December 29, 2020 50 min
We are facing unprecedented changes in our world today. These changes range from geopolitical changes to the impact the pandemic has had on everything from how we work to technology acceleration and corresponding need to change leadership. Today Christopher Washington joins Maureen to discuss the top seven Leadership Trends for 2021 and Beyond.
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Thriving during a crisis is a challenging feat for any leader. Aline Kamakian shares with listeners not only how she encountered the difficult decisions that many faced in the hospitality industry due to the pandemic but she was also forced to deal with the destruction of one of her restaurants during the massive blast that occurred in Beirut, Lebanon, in August of 2020. Aline joins the show to share her story, how she adapted to...
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Mindsets are the most foundational element for why leaders do what they do. Unfortunately, most leaders are not conscious of their mindsets, and their negative mindsets wreak havoc on their effectiveness. Ryan Gottfredson joins the show to discuss his new book “Success Mindsets: The Key to Unlocking Greater Success in Your Life, Work and Leadership” and what leaders can do to awaken to their mindsets and develop Success Mindsets, s...
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The COVID pandemic has elevated a long-overlooked narrative: we ask A LOT of the nurses, doctors, and frontline medical staff who shepherd our communities in times of public health crisis. And while they are required to step into unknown, high-pressure + high-stress work, we do not equip them with the same tools for resilience and recovery that we do for professional athletes and elite military units. Brian Ferguson joins the s...
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A change mindset is here to stay. Implementing change takes high energy, an abundance of patience and extreme flexibility. United States Navy Rear Admiral Deborah Haven, Retired joins the show to discuss her experience in leading change and working in an uncertain environment as well as the lessons she has learned that can be translated to situations all leaders face.
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Diversity and inclusion are critical topics in not only the U.S. but the world right now. Roger Madison, Jr., founder and CEO of iZania, a company formed to connect Black entrepreneurs, professionals, and consumers online joins the show. Roger was previously a sales executive with IBM in South Africa and he will share about his experiences in South Africa and what he learned that can further diversity and inclusion in our world to...
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Today’s most successful companies and leaders are StoryDoers, not storytellers. These leaders have clearly defined a higher purpose that frames their ultimate ambition and desired contribution to the world - and they orient every action they take in service of achieving this goal. Ty Montague joins the show to discuss what makes someone a Storydoer, why Storydoers are better leaders and tools leaders can use to become a Storydoer.
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We all want positive, productive, and genuine relationships—whether it’s with our family, friends, peers, coworkers, or romantic partners. And yet, time and time again, we all seem to make the same thinking errors that threaten or sabotage these relationships. These errors are called cognitive bias, and they happen when our brain attempts to simplify information by making assumptions. Today, Gleb joins Maureen to discuss his book T...
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Founder and former rue21 CEO, Bob Fisch works towards creating a new level of understanding between Millennials and Baby Boomers that is built on a spirit of respect and mutual mentoring. Bob wrote Fisch Tales: The Making of a Millennial Baby Boomer to bring those two distinct demographic groups together to illustrate how they can learn valuable lessons from each other simply by listening more closely and sharing more freely. Bob...
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Better leadership, like peace, is a critical factor for human flourishing –with better leadership societies can begin to address many of the sources of human insecurity- but often, just as with peace, we remain more aware of its absence than its existence. Mike Hardy, Founding Director of the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University in the UK, joins Maureen to discuss his current work, trends in democrac...
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Marcia Daszko joins Maureen to share 3 pieces of advice for leaders. 1. STOP using management fads and best practices”. These cause internal competition and dysfunctional work environments full of blame and finger-pointing 2. START thinking differently by learning about systems and statistical thinking. If leaders want better outcomes, they need to create a new System that will deliver it and help them make better decisions. And ...
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