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 They become outdated.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

June 21, 2022 55 min
Google “leadership communication skills” sometime. You get 3.5 BILLION results. How does a leader know where to start improving their skills? Today, Jonathan Reitz, CoachNet's FLUXIFY's Director for Training/CEO, joins Maureen to discuss how to build a roadmap every leader can use to gather useful feedback, make a self-assessment and raise their own communication game.
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Ruchira Chaudhary, leading executive coach and author of 'Coaching: The Secret Code to Uncommon Leadership' will share insights based on her award-winning book and discuss how coaching is the secret sauce of Uncommon or Extraordinary Leadership. She believes Coaching has never been as important than it is today. Our turbulent times require leaders that empower, elevate and enable. Leaders that build trust, resilience and ad...
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June 7, 2022 57 min
Peter Kozodoy joins Maureento discuss how to use strategic brutal honesty to improve your sales, marketing, recruiting and so much more. He will also share the simple 2-question technique that teaches us how to shake off the self-limiting talk that prevents us from success and how to use honestly like a Jedi mind-trick to spark creativity, resolve interpersonal conflicts and become a more effective and empowered leader.
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May 31, 2022 57 min
We’ve all seen seismic changes in the brave new world of work; that’s doubly so for leaders and their coaches. Leadership coaches must become steeped in the Next Rules of Work – to help their clients navigate this post-pandemic workplace. Gary joins Maureen to discuss what those next rules of work are, why they’re so critical for leaders to learn, and the “sets” leaders need to do it: mindset, skillset, and toolset.
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Employees want to be heard. They want to know their employer wants the best for them. Continental Services heard – and worked hard to innovate their company culture to fully focus on the employee journey. Heather Krentler, Continental’s chief administrative officer, joins host Maureen Metcalf to explore Continental’s employee-led culture and how it came to be; the changes made not just to engagement, but sourcing the best talent ...
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May 17, 2022 57 min
Although our bodies stop growing, our minds continue to develop throughout adulthood. But seeing the world differently can be confusing as your old brain emerges into the new. That confusion can be doubly difficult for leaders navigating their own growth (or Vertical Development) with that of their teams. At each successive level, leaders expand their capacity – yet face new shadows: areas of confusion and challenge. By understa...
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David DeRam, co-founder and CEO at Greenlight Gurus, joins Maureen to discuss actionable insights on using autohypnosis and mindset to achieve elite performance. He wants to help other business leaders learn the less-than-conventional methods he's used to achieve incredible results and how they can replicate them in their lives.
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Leaders now face a level of uncertainty most of us have not seen – or could foresee – earlier in our careers. The world is in flux. How should leadership adapt in response to the changes happening in the world? We need to combine the wisdom of the past with new perspectives and tactics. With his past in Fortune 100 corporate America and his present in the innovative start-up world, Greg Moran’s experience and vision provide a gu...
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Jason Lioy of Dawn Foods joins Maureen as part of the Connex Executive Insights Series sponsored by Connex Partners. Together they will explore DEI and employee engagement through the lenses of inclusion, empathy, and authenticity. They will discuss how Dawn Foods has created a psychologically safe environment for people to bring their whole selves to work and how that’s helping drive both retention and core business strategy.
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When an organization truly understands a problem and an innovative solution is implemented, people can get behind that organization and true change begins to happen. That’s the story of 412 Food Rescue and how Leah Lizarondo saw the solution of food waste recovery as an answer to those in food insecurity. Maureen is joined by Leah to discuss Leah's motivation and how she reimagined the solution to be an organization that solv...
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April 16, 2022 28 min
On the Baker Communications Sales Leader Series, Jill Guardia, Executive Director of Sales Enablement at TriNet, Debbi Varela, Leader in Revenue Enablement at ProCore and Joe DiDonato, Chief of Staff at Baker Communications join Maureen to discuss Sales Enablement, why this is important to the sales organization, what the value proposition for sales enablement is and how to build a team around you. This is part 1 of a 2 part serie...
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The International Leadership Association (ILA) exemplifies a model for Anti-fragile. They imagine what is possible for global leaders focused on global challenges. They are an imagination-driven organization. For the 2021 annual conference, they chose Geneva, Switzerland. They leveraged Geneva being the city with the largest number of multi-lateral organizations in the world and Switzerland is ranked #1 as the most innovative econ...
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Leadership is nothing without thought -- and research shows we (literally!) think with our hearts as well as our minds. Neurocardiology is just one way we're learning about how a good leader thinks. The development of more robust thinking skills is vital in growing as a leader. Jonathan Reams, of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, discusses the mindsets required for leaders to be effective.
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March 29, 2022 55 min
This interview is part of the Connex Executive Insights Series and features Fara Palumbo of Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina. In the discussion with Fara, she and Maureen will explore change, transformation, and how HR acts as the primary driver for those shifts within the business. More importantly, they will touch on the practical elements of operationalizing that change; how to secure buy-in from senior leaders; how to kee...
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The importance of studying leadership scientifically; there is too much opinion out there peddled by consultants and way too much bad research promulgated by well-meaning but badly trained researchers making claims that simply do not have any evidence. Leadership must be studied scientifically. As the corona fog clears, I trust too that scientists will see why they need to study leadership with the same urgency and energy they stu...
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Data science, how can we use it to improve sales performance? In part 2 of this interview, Maureen is joined by a panel that will share how Baker Communications and MindTickle are joining together to use data science to improve sales performance. We will look back at how previous methods have failed and how these new, innovative approaches are accelerating sales growth and company efficiencies. Maureen is joined by Mike Clayville, ...
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In many cases, leaders have been molasses-slow in changing their mindsets and adapting to major shifts in workforce demographics and the continuous need for talent development given the rapidly changing employee expectations and workplace dynamics. We need to develop a greater understanding of how our organization's culture is experienced differently by different segments of the workforce. The Industrial model that underpins mo...
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Achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 requires bold actions that unlock the potential of local innovators/entrepreneurs and foster inclusive access to opportunities and financing, especially for women. According to McKinsey Global Institute, “closing the gender gap in the workforce could add a staggering $28 trillion to the global GDP”. In Africa, women operate over 40% of small and medium-sized enter...
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Data science, how can we use it to improve sales performance? In Part 1 of this 2 part series, Maureen is joined by a panel that will share how Baker Communications and MindTickle are joining together to use data science to improve sales performance. They will look back at how previous methods have failed and how these new, innovative approaches are accelerating sales growth and company efficiencies. Maureen is joined by Mike Clay...
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The increasing rate of work digitization and technology adoption is both creating job displacement and shortening the time required to upskill and reskill employees. As leaders align emerging technologies, worker roles, and job skills with their sustainability intentions, the evolving nature of work imposes a heavy emotional tax on workers who must continuously learn and adapt. Faris Almi, Founder and CEO of ISM, and Christopher Wa...
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