R.O.G. Return on Generosity

R.O.G. Return on Generosity

A half hour interview show featuring innovative leaders who cultivate a culture of giving, belonging and thriving together. In each episode, we’ll explore how generosity at work impacts the bottom line and address cultural dynamics, team behavior and peer relationships.... Show More

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March 2, 2021 29 min

21. Pay it Forward: Wishes and Wisdom

“My whole philosophy is purpose, people and process. First you have to understand what you are doing, where are we going, what’s the objective, what outcome are we looking for. Making sure that messaging is clear around a purpose is key.” 

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Veronica Sheehan is a global business leader with over 25 years of notable experience as a turnaround strategist with deep operational knowl...

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February 23, 2021 29 min

20. Great Place to Work For All Part II: Listening, Learning and Measurable Actions

“You’ve got to unlearn what you’ve learned about what a leader is and you’ve got to unlock and bring forward what’s inside of you, which Mandela says is inside all of us. You have to liberate that part and it enables other people to liberate it too and that’s how you change society.” 

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Michael C. Bush is CEO of Great Place to Work, ...

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February 16, 2021 29 min

19. Great Place to Work For All Part I: The Measure that Matters Most

"Do I speak to people in a way that makes them know that their job is critical, the work they do is critical for us to achieving our purpose of helping all organizations be a great place to work by 2030?”

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Michael C. Bush is CEO of Great Place to Work, the global research and analytics firm that produces the annual Fortune 100 Best Companies t...

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18. Warrior Toughness, Preparation and Purpose: Acts of Service

"When morale seems to dip in organizations and you start to face that doubt, when you start to feel disillusionment set in, a lot of the times, it’s because you start to lose that sense of purpose.” 

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Stephen Drum is a combat-tested retired Navy SEAL Master Chief who has 27 years of experience leading and developing high-performance teams. As an in...

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February 2, 2021 29 min

17. Build Intentionality Muscle: Strengthen with Curiosity

“I am trying to get to that table but I am also imagining all the chairs I am going to bring up, I am imagining all the seats I am going to save…I’m not just doing it for me.”

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Tiffany Tavarez serves as Senior Vice President and Business Solutions Leader for Wells Fargo Advisors. In this newly created national role, Tiffany will be responsible for building ...

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January 26, 2021 30 min

16. Judgment-Free Social Courage

“We are social creatures. We are meant to care about each other, we are meant to love each other, we are meant to help each other…..you can get so much further together.”

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Tammy Barlette is a retired Lieutenant Colonel and fighter pilot. She has flown multiple aircraft, to include the T-37 Tweet, T-38 Talon, A-10 Warthog, MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper, accumulating more than 3000 to...

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January 19, 2021 29 min

15. Wide Angle Lens: Images of Empathy, Education and Encouragement

“….. create a culture of people who are more engaged, who are deeply committed to help you accomplish the goals of your business, of your organization and in the end that culture of generosity says here we are delivering on the promise to the customers, the promise to the company and the promise to the shareholder.”

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Filemon Lopez is the former Sen...

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January 12, 2021 30 min

14. Semper Fi Leadership: Faithfulness and Loyalty

“Once you understand the essence of leadership is service, Semper Fi/Always Faithful means you’re always looking to be of value to others.”

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As the founding partner of Lead Star, a leadership development consulting firm, Courtney works closely with all levels of leaders — from CEO’s to frontline team members. She designs and delivers development programs that drive...

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January 5, 2021 30 min

13. Habitual Excellence: Wisdom for the Ages

"If you give people opportunity to shine, they more often than not, will in fact shine and probably brighter than you ever thought that they would."

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Cathy Avgiris is a long-time advocate for advancing women and people of color and has over 35 years of experience being "the only woman in the room." She developed and launched Power of 2(00), a leadership ...

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December 29, 2020 29 min

12. Top Gun Leadership Part 2: Short-Term Gain vs. Long-Term Success

“...the key to solving the leadership crisis is connecting to our purpose by understanding who we are.”

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John has been married for 30 years to his best friend and has three boys, daughter in law and a grandson. John started out his career as a Navy fighter pilot. He has had a 30 year career as an entrepreneur and CEO. Nine years ago, John had what...

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December 22, 2020 30 min

11. Top Gun Leadership Part 1: Connecting to our Purpose

“If my success is built on helping those around me succeed…what I have found is that we just blow it out.”

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John has been married for 30 years to his best friend and has three boys, daughter in law and a grandson. John started out his career as a Navy fighter pilot. He has had a 30 year career as an entrepreneur and CEO. Nine years ago, John had what should ha...

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10. Who Do Your Products and Services Reflect? The Business Imperative of Inclusion

“If we are not building out inclusive teams…we are not going to get to a place of creating diverse products and services for our clients and that’s going to hurt the bottom line of an organization.”

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Maureen Greene James leads the FTI Consulting's efforts to attract, retain and develop diverse talent and maintain an inclusive cul...

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December 8, 2020 29 min

09. One Big Thing: Safety is Performance Relevant

“As leaders, people are watching all the time…. if you are not genuinely committed to doing the right thing in terms of how you build a culture where everyone feels respected and included, that has a downstream effect that could be detrimental to the culture and the company.”

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Shane Portfolio is Senior Vice President of Field Ops Engineering for Comcast Cable where h...

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December 1, 2020 30 min

08. Accounting for Generosity: Balance Sheet of Giving

“Giving strategy keeps us from overextending ourselves. We can’t give or pour into anyone else’s life if our cup is empty.”

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Temeka Easter Rice leads social media and brand engagement at a national bank. She's a national conference speaker on influencer marketing and employee advocacy programs. Temeka recently launched "The Joy Group" which aims to h...

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November 24, 2020 29 min

07. A Factory of Lifelong Givers: Quality = Dignity

“One of the best things about the Cradles to Crayons model is the fact that it brings communities together to enhance the impact and build a collective generosity…”

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Michal Smith is the Executive Director of Cradles to Crayons Philadelphia, an organization that provides children living in poverty with the basic essentials they need to thrive at home, at school ...

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November 17, 2020 29 min

06. Opportunities for the Future NOW: a Pipeline to Diversity

“When your work is being acknowledged, when you are given feedback, not just positive but constructive feedback…that is a form of generosity.”

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Margaret “Peggy” Kim is a Peabody and multi-award-winning executive producer, entrepreneur, and educator. Peggy is the Founder and President of iSTANDtv, a content studio and creative incubator for young people (a...

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05. Givers Want to Give but Someone’s Got to Ask: Asking for Help is a Sign of Strength

“You never know what you are going to get until you ask. Some of the best sources of collaboration and innovation come from asking a question.”

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Larry is the CEO of Give and Take Inc., a company whose co-founders include Adam Grant (professor at Wharton, author of Give and Take) and Wayne Baker (professor at Michigan, author of A...

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November 3, 2020 29 min

04. A Grocery Store Hug: The Alchemy of a True Connection

"What you’ll find is that there is no such thing as a stranger once you give a card.” 

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As President of Cheryl Rice Leadership, Inc., Cheryl Rice inspires women to be leaders in their own lives. For over 20 years as coach, speaker, and writer, she has helped women cultivate leadership presence, develop confidence, and establish mindful approaches to work...

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03. Accessible Tools for High-Performing Leaders: Give Your Gifts to Make an Impact

There are nuances to generosity. Not only does it come in many different forms, but the giver can also see the benefits if they stop and take stock.

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With over 30 years of experience in leadership development, Sara has served in a variety of roles: global executive, author, executive coach, team developer, program designer, business...

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October 20, 2020 29 min

02. Put Your Own Oxygen Mask on First: Prioritizing Self-care and Wellbeing to Model and Influence Teams

 

Self-care for leaders sets the tone and models what it means to practice total Wellbeing. 

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As Total Well-Being Director & Practice Leader at Exude Inc., Karla’s mission is to re-humanize the workplace by fostering a culture of well-being that supports the “whole employee.” She develops strategies and pro...

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