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 They become outdated.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.

Episodes

July 27, 2021 49 min
Several of the Innovative Leadership Institute’s certified facilitators joined the show to share how they have taken the concepts that they learned from a 9-month program and applied them to their business functions. Tom Grote and Christoph Hinske joined Maureen to discuss how they have extended the program content and built a values-based systems mapping that helped shape both of their professional and personal journeys.
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We see lots of articles on the future of work but little about the future of leadership. As work changes, leadership must also change to ensure organizations can meet their objectives. It is essential for leaders to innovate how they lead to keep pace, but what does that mean? Greg Moran joins the show to explore the changes leaders need to make in how they think about and perform the essential work of leadership.
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July 13, 2021 50 min
Technological advances are putting quality jobs out of reach for workers who lack the proper skills and training. We need a roadmap for a new workforce education system to rebuild America's working class, tackling inequality by equipping our workers for twenty-first-century jobs. We need to train more workers more quickly, using innovative methods. William and Sanjay join the show to share various ideas on the new roles of comm...
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Women (and men) face unhealthy stress and anxiety on a daily basis - it’s a wonder they’re still standing. Too few of us have stress tools powerful enough to put stress to work for us so we can enjoy the journey. Once you’ve learned how to be mentally tough, you will use stress to your advantage. It becomes your superpower! Colonel Deb Lewis joins the show to share her experiences and how you can learn to effectively use stress to...
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Deep tech described capabilities that were impossible yesterday, barely feasible today, but tomorrow will be so pervasive it will be hard to imagine life without it. We're in the early stages of the digital age, and understanding how deep tech is disrupting the world is no longer a competitive advantage, it's a matter of survival. Eric Redmond joins Maureen to discuss his new book, Deep Tech: Demystifying the Breakthrough ...
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Disruption to the norm, unexpected events, uncertain times are things many of us are facing during this worldwide pandemic. We have seen jobs lost, companies forced to rethink how they have done business and how they can continue to stay in business. Leaders are daily faced with tough decisions on how to lead in this new and different environment. Sean Castrina joins the show to discuss his story of overcoming a setback, how he ...
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The world has witnessed three-step functions in technological change: mechanization, electrification, and computerization. These industrial revolutions led to massive increases in productivity and thus we need far fewer workers. With each of these technological breakthroughs, the power balance between companies and workers shifted heavily to companies. The abuses of that power by companies instigated employee unrest. Counterbalanci...
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Diversity recruiting and retention has become a hot topic and yet, many organizations don’t yet understand the nuances of recruiting and how to navigate the complexities of retention and ensuring candidates and organizations create the best experiences and mutual success.Eric Douglas Keene joins Maureen to discuss changes occurring in the world of diversity recruiting.
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Everyone can be creative in their own way. Creativity skills can be learned and developed. The creative process is iterative. Most of the time we fail many times before we succeed. We learn from those failures and approach the next experiment with new information and an improved understanding. Jeff DeGraff joins Maureen to share how you can tap your individual creativity.
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Coaching skills are not just for the life coach or the executive coach, they are every leader’s secret weapon. Managers can become the leaders that are needed when they understand how to use coaching skills that put the development of their team as the top priority and multiply their impact. Want to move from managing your team to leading your team? Coaching skills are the key. Jonathan Reitz joins Maureen to share how managers ...
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In a world of work-from-home and so much of our personal interaction being digital, we need to understand what we are conveying by digital body language. Today, Erica Dhawan joins the show to share findings from her newest book – Digital Body Language – which decodes the new signals and cues of effective collaboration and teamwork in a digital-first human workplace. Listeners will learn to investigate and improve their own digital...
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Business today is more competitive than ever and staying ahead requires you to make tough calls, face hard choices, and work through conflict. But productive conflict is so rare. Why? Because productive conflict requires a different mindset, new skills, and repeatable processes, none of which come naturally. Liane Davey joins Maureen to discuss building a productive conflict culture.
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Research has shown that diversity at every level of leadership leads to a more successful organization. The show today has 2 segments. In the first segment, Dr. Christopher Washington of Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio will join Maureen to discuss the importance of J.E.D.I. (just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive environments) S.P.A.C.E. (supportive, purposeful, accountable, collaborative, and evaluative practices). The se...
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How can we change the way conversations about diversity, equity and inclusion are progressing to move towards productive, inquiring, learning experiences, and ultimately creating a more just and equitable workplace and society? How can we understand the effects outside of work events have on people of color within work? Laura and Courtney join Maureen to share insights from their work and to encourage leaders to be examining and ...
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Even before Covid-19, employees were reporting record rates of burnout and stress with Gallup studies showing only 15% of employees fully engaged at work. Now with workers stuck behind screens, grasping for focus and suffering from the real mental challenges of prolonged social isolation and anxiety, organizations are in need of well-being development for their employees. It is essential for today’s workplaces to provide well-being...
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Gender inequality around the world has many facets: archaic laws that codify sexism, male control of joint income and household assets, exclusion from governance, trafficking and violence against women, denial of education and adequate health care, and gender segregation in the workforce, to name a few. The Gender Equality and Governance Index (GEGI) taps into some of the world’s best datasets to analyze gender discrimination on a ...
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As a society, we face a dramatic loss of trust in each other and our institutions. This reduction in trust impacts everything from people's inability to come together to solve problems to an escalation in mental illness and suicide. MaryJo will share her experiences with struggle and how it can impact your ability to build trust.
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Mark Shapiro, President and CEO of the Toronto Blue Jays, joins Maureen to share his approach to effective leadership and discuss how this approach positioned the Toronto Blue Jays to navigate the challenges they faced and the solutions they implemented so that the game could go on, and finally, the leadership insights learned. Through this conversation, Mark’s comments and perspective illustrate the best of effective leadership.
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Universities and medical schools do a wonderful job preparing their students for medical procedures but the often-missed crucial element to great healthcare that is missed in this training is leadership training. Neil joins Maureen to share his experiences and how we believe the leadership framework we’ve developed can be used to build the leadership skills needed by medical staff to make our healthcare system stronger.
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Every entrepreneur dreams of expanding their business from around the corner to around the world. While today those dreams look doubtful, hope can be found from the story of a CEO who managed to do so despite decades of economic downturns, near bankruptcy, and constant change. Robert joins the show today to share insights and lessons learned from his experience taking Dunkin Donuts from 100 shops to 6,500 outlets. These lessons ar...
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