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.


October 3, 2023 49 mins

“Taking that gratitude and just use it as fuel then to be on a mission for how you're going to be the spirit for those who come beyond us.  I just think that's such a beautiful way to talk about the culture, honoring your ancestors, being aware and reverent toward the spirit of those ancestors.”

Michelle Angela Ortiz is a visual artist/ skilled muralist/ community arts educator/ filmmaker who uses her art as a vehicle to represent ...

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“To create generous leaders is to be clear about who you are. That's why I started the book with identity. Who you are and why you do what you do the way you do it.”

Monica Diaz is a transformational coach and diversity, equity and inclusion consultant who empowers her clients to lead their careers, their lives and their business with unprecedented positive impact. She is an inspirational and pragmatic leader, with a clear mission ...

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“If you take a survey, everybody thinks that all of the Latinos just got here the other day and came over the border…More than 68% of most Latinos are born in the US.”

“There are no U-Hauls at funerals.”

In January 2004, Nelson became the first independent Director of the Exelon Corporation that resulted from the merger of PECO Energy and ComEd. Exelon is a Fortune 66 company and is the largest competitive energy company doing busi...

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September 12, 2023 38 mins

“Every day I wake up, I don't feel the need to explain why I or the community I identify with exists.”

“I choose chronic self conviction over chronic self-doubt.”

Tiffany Tavarez serves as Senior Vice President, Technology Diversity, Community and Sustainability (TDCS) at Wells Fargo.  This global team focuses on people strategy, cultural transformation, and sustainability. Prior to joining TDCS, Tiffany was Senior Vice President o...

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“When a firm gets large enough to start splitting into departments, moving parts of the work upstairs, downstairs, around the globe. We start replicating job descriptions, engagement drops, outcomes suffer. That's where the fixing work dynamic we're discussing really shows up.”

“The triple win is that you get a higher level of productivity, you get a higher level of employee engagement and you get a better customer experience.”


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“We can open the doors…but if that individual does not find the passion to go through and take on the challenges, they don't go through. They stay in the same spot.”

“I remember studying, afraid to fail because I knew if I failed, I was going back to South Providence, to the streets, which meant jail.”

Harry Potter is a retired education and administrative professional who focused on development and implementation of programs for...

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“Use this framework like a compass to guide specific conversations with specific people to get to a better place.”

“Often when we talk about culture, we talk about it in a way that allows culture to be like a superhighway for bias.”

Kim Scott is the author of Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity and Just Work: How To Root Out Bias, Prejudice, and Bullying to Create a Kick-Ass Culture of Inclusivity and ...

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“My biggest piece of advice to lead more generously, is to find your own passion and your own area of expertise and give in that regard.” - Benita Fitzgerald Mosley


Benita Fitzgerald Mosley is an Olympic gold medalist and an established international leader in the nonprofit, sports, and business sectors. Benita currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Multiplying Good, whose mission is to cultivate greatness through service...

August 8, 2023 34 mins

“The way to be most impactful at work requires us to use skills that many of us were, including myself, were not taught growing up…Many of us were not taught to understand how we're feeling. And how we're feeling impacts our behavior and how our judgments and biases impact our behavior.” - Tonya Ladipo


Tonya Ladipo, LCSW is the visionary behind The Ladipo Group, a premier provider for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion consulting ...

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“It does help you biologically for those reasons because cortisol and oxytocin can't coexist in our bodies. Which means the more stressed we are, the less likely we are to be generous, but the reverse is true. If we are feeling really authentically generous toward others, toward ourselves, then the cortisol doesn't have a chance to grow because the oxytocin sort of blocks it out. Either way, generosity can affect us on the inside a...

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    “The genius of Tenacity is really about driving projects and tasks towards completion. You know, getting things across the finish line and ensuring that you are meeting the standards that were set and achieving the results that you set out to achieve.” - Julie Dobbins


    Tenacity Crave: Clarity

    Tenacity Crushed by: Ambiguity 


    The Genius of Tenacity

    The natural gift of pushing projects or tasks to completion to achieve results.


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    “When you have Enablement on a team, people don't feel alone. They don't feel forgotten.” - Julie Dobbins

    “The genius of Enablement is really about being able to anticipate needs, coming alongside, whether it's the team or the plan, the project, to really get things off the ground, to get things moving and to help make things happen.” - Julie Dobbins


    Enablement Crave: Appreciation 

    Enablement Crushed by: Being overlooked


    The G...

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    “The genius of Galvanizing...love to rally people to get on board. They are creating energy around an idea or a plan. They are bringing momentum and direction for the team, and they really are keeping everybody moving and looking in the same direction.” - Julie Dobbins


    Galvanizing Crave: Reaction

    Galvanizing Crushed by: Apathy


    The Genius of Galvanizing

    The natural gift of rallying, inspiring and organizing others to take acti...

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    “The genius of Discernment is really about having a gut instinct and being able to see patterns, using a pattern and trend recognition. Using intuition to assess and refine and really figure out the viability of an idea.” - Julie Dobbins


    Discernment Crave: Trust

    Discernment Crushed by: "Prove it."


    The Genius of Discernment

    The natural gift of intuitively and instinctively evaluating ideas and situations.

    Discernment – I use my...

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    “The genius of Invention is probably the one that most people would think…they are geniuses! They're coming up with a new idea…creating a solution to a problem that doesn't exist.” - Julie Dobbins


    Invention Crave: Freedom

    Invention Crushed by: Constraint


    The Genius of Invention

    This is the natural gift of creating original and novel ideas and solutions.

    Invention – People with the genius of invention tend to think and say, “W...

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    “Wonder is really about asking questions. It's about pondering and really seeing the big picture; seeing what's possible; looking at untapped potential; that need for improvement or for change in an industry,  an environment or on a team or project.” - Julie Dobbins


    Wonder Crave: Consideration

    Wonder Crushed by: "Who cares?"


    The Genius of Wonder

    This is the natural gift of pondering the greater potential and opportunity in any...

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    132. Julie Dobbins - The Six Types of Working Genius

    “The best leader is a self-aware leader. It's the leader who knows where they can contribute, how they show up, how they impact those around them.” - Julie Dobbins

    Guest Bio:

    Julie Dobbins lives in Southern California with her husband and three boys. Her role at the Table Group is centered around being able to help teams use the Working Genius to transform their meetings, conver...

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    131. Joe Fortune - Winning with Authenticity

    “I either win or I learn.” - Nelson Mandella

    “Authenticity is the pixie dust of supercharging potential, but also of creating a positive work culture at any level.” - Joe Fortune

    Guest Bio:

    Joe Fortune is CEO, Mast-Jägermeister US, leading Jägermeister, and Teremana Small Batch Tequila brands. Joe joined MJUS in 2016 as CFO, before assuming the role of CCO, where he made significant imp...

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    130. Frank Patterson - Value of Time is Attention

    “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.” - Dr. Seuss

    “Cash value of time is attention.” - Frank Patterson

    Guest Bio:

    Frank Patterson is a studio executive, entrepreneur and higher education thought leader. He serves as President and CEO of Trilith Studios, the second largest purpose-built film studio in North America, where Aven...

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    Host Bio: 

    Shannon Cassidy is Founder and CEO of Bridge Between, Inc. a boutique leadership development firm specializing in behavioral change, executive presence, effective communication, collaborative teamwork, empowering leadership, and conflict resolution. She provides Executive Coaching, Facilitation (team sessions, retreats, conferences) and Keynote Speaking (conferences, annual events, ceremonies) and Mentoring Programs (ass...

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