Moving your career further, faster has been at the heart of Cascading Leadership since we launched early in 2022. We've brought forward stories of women, immigrants, and other members of the global majority who have risen to senior leadership and had them share their insights. The intent is to have the next generation of professionals accelerate their development and trajectory so they can achieve more in less time. Join us for lessons on organizational effectiveness, sales and marketing effectiveness, DEIB, talent strategy, and HRTech. We'll throw in some fun quick takes, foodie talk, book reviews, and all around sports chat as well. Take advantage of weekly conversations with some of the best leaders in business and leverage their insights to supercharge your career. If you're looking to take your career to the next level and pick up lessons they don't teach in business school, tune in and follow us. Tell a friend.
Dr. Jim discussed the importance of building equity for Black women in leadership and welcomed a panel of guests to the show. T
The three panelists discussed the role of leadership in advancing black women into leadership roles in sales.
Sertrice Grice has a background in industrial organizational psychology, and is passionate about allyship and inclusive behaviors. She and her business partner recently wrote a ...
Navigating the Career Path - Staying True to Yourself & Unlocking Success
Dr. Jim and Natalie Coulson discuss the importance of staying true to oneself and why anonymity is not a virtue in the modern world. Natalie works with entrepreneurial thinkers to help them find their personal brand, no matter if they are still in a corporate environment or have made the transition into their own business.
Dr. Jim discussed three key tips for career success. The first tip is to connect with purpose and mission in order to have success in one's career. The second tip is to have a limitless mindset in order to develop career success. The third tip is to embrace minimalism in order to achieve career success.
This conversation was driven from a recent interview with Sonya Sepahban, CEO of OurOffice, who mentioned that a co...
Sonya Sepahban is - a minority of minorities - in today's startup world. She is one of the few women in executive boardrooms and startup CEOs that get funded. Despite the fact that she was often the only woman in the room, she was able to navigate these situations due to the help and mentors she received from the men in power.
Sonya rejected limits and focused on what she could do to make her voice heard. She belie...
Dr. Jim discussed the topic of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) on his podcast . He noted that progress for the Black community has been slow and questioned whether this slow progress is a design feature or a bug.
He has had conversations with members of the Black community about civil rights, representation and advancement, and how DEIB was brought forward to create a more equitable world of work and opp...
Dr. Jim and Lawrence welcome Stephanie Davis to Cascading Leadership to discuss navigating a career change as a mid-career professional.
Stephanie speaks from her own experience on how to switch functional areas of expertise and what factors to consider when making a transition in a career.
Dr. Jim transitions to talking about the difficulty of transitioning from one career to another, especially when compounded ...
Dr. Jim discussed the importance of leveraging technology properly to ensure success and avoiding the mistake of viewing technology as a standalone solution. A combination of people, process, and technology is necessary to solve any transformation initiative. In order to properly leverage technology, there needs to be a conversation between stakeholders, develop a comprehensive plan, and consider the long-term impact. He conclud...
Bryan Bennett is the Chief Leadership Innovation Officer for the Elite Leadership Academy Company and an adjunct professor at Northwestern University. He is the author of the Path to Elite Level Leadership, a philosophy of leadership based on the way athletes train.
Lawrence Brown and Bryan discussed the similarities between leadership and team sports, and Bryan shared his own origin story as a nerd be...
This episode features key takeaways from the conversation with Jiquanda Nelson -
Additionally, this episodes covers highlights form the conversation with John Graham Jr.
John Graham Jr. joined Dr. Jim for a conversation about creating a talent attraction flywheel and how cultural intelligence for the C-suite to recruitment is critical for sustained success. They discussed the importance of the question who benefits and the need for everyone in the enterprise to own the A-word if they want to solve turnover. The conversation provided insights into how to create an effective talent a...
Jiquanda Nelson was the guest on this episode of Cascading Leadership. She is the CEO of Diversity Window, a technology organization that focuses on diversity, equity, and inclusion. She is a mother of three, a distance runner, and an avid community activist. She also serves on many boards, including the PTA president. Jiquanda discussed her background and origin story, which included her passion for wanting to help the younger ge...
In this episode of Cascading Leadership, Dr. Jim welcomes Ali Al Jabry, the founder of Kwema, to discuss the most important thing to consider as a founder of a startup and why building lifelong relationships is critical to startup success.
Ali explains that he is Kenyan and Saudi and has lived in five different continents, mainly the Middle East and Africa, for about 10 years.He provides insight into why having strong rel...
Dr. Jim welcomes Hamid Bangura to the show to discuss the importance of access to opportunity being the true foundation for success, rather than talent alone. They discuss how it is important to not confuse what makes sense with what drives one to make a difference, as well as why one cannot KPI their way to success if their product is people. Hamid reveals that he has been an independent contributor as a technical ...
In today's conversation, Terrance Cooley discusses how resilience, adaptability, and a minimalist lifestyle is the key to seizing opportunity and success in life.
Terrance is chief information security officer (CISO) and the CPO for the US Air Force. In his previous role, he was a cyber threat hunter for the Air Force. He has also worked as a IT systems program manager for logistics in Europe. In hi...
Ashley Brundage discusses her experience in the restaurant industry and how it has influenced her career in leadership development. She talks about her early days working as a server and how her first manager taught her the importance of being a good leader. She also talks about her experience in the restaurant industry in terms of recruiting and retention, and how she has had to reinvent herself in many w...
2023 will be a really interesting year for a lot of reasons.
The year will begin with us being 6 months into a recession and some geopolitical events that could deepen that recession (the potential consolidation of BRICS will be really interesting to observe).
The emergence and acceleration of AI in the workplace will have profound impact on the world of work.
Since everyone is making predictions about...
2022 was a horrible year for sales effectiveness.
The volume of outbound outreach ramped up significantly but the results were terrible.
The response to all of that poor outreach showed up with most reps (close to 70%) failing to meet quota.
2023 is going to be a year where there are significant economic headwinds and an AI emergence that could signal the end of many entry-level sales roles.
In today's mostly remote, distributed, post-pandemic environment, it's quite common for employees to feel burned out.
Many organizations experienced record-breaking productivity during the pandemic but it came at the cost of an almost "always on" work culture.
This obviously led to employee burnout and all the great resets, resignations, reshuffles, etc we saw in 2022.
This episode ...
70% of sellers will have missed quota in 2022. Doing the same motions in 2023 will yield even poorer results.
This episode will cover 5 actionable steps for better sales outcomes in 2023.
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US Employers lose 550 billion dollars a year due to poor employee engagement.
The 6 steps discussed in this episode will allow employers to deploy a framework that will build an engagement culture.
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