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.

Episodes

June 28, 2022 29 min

90. Jan Siegmund - Lead with Authenticity

“The biggest impact in any organization for your wellbeing is your direct supervisor…a CEO or CFO talking nice words about inclusion are not as meaningful if they don't translate in day-to-day life.”

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Jan Siegmund is Cognizant’s Chief Financial Officer. In this role, he leads the company’s worldwide Financial Planning and Analysis, Accounting and Controllership, Tax, Trea...

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89. Amber Hikes - Weaponize Your Privilege

“If allyship is about solidarity, accompliceship is about leveraging your privilege, like kind of weaponizing your own power… I'm not just here to cheer you on. I'm here to fight with you like it's my own fight and accomplices believe in their bones that their comfort is less important than someone else's liberation.”

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Amber Hikes (they/she) is a social justic...

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June 14, 2022 29 min

88. Rhodes Perry - Belonging at Work

“The workplace can be a place where we are able to break through this feeling of loneliness.”

Guest Info:

Rhodes Perry, MPA (he/him) is a bestselling author, sought-after keynoter, and an award-winning social entrepreneur. Nationally recognized as a diversity, equity, and inclusion thought leader, he has 20 years of leadership experience having worked at the White House, the Department of Jus...

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87. Cathleen Quigley - Understanding Transgender Identity and Transition

“Listen to how they perceive themselves and try to give them the benefit of the doubt that they know better about themselves than you do.”

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Cathleen Thomas Quigley is a transwoman engineer, performer, philanthropist and activist. She attended high school in Athens, Georgia before graduating with degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from...

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86. H Walker - "Add To" vs. "Fitting In" 

“If we work eight hours a day, that's a third of our life. I've always squashed the idea that a third of my life did not identify me.”

Guest Info:

H Walker serves as the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. He is responsible for leading the organization’s diversity, equity and inclusion strategy.

Walker joins Boys & Gi...

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85. Michele Meyer-Shipp - Who Am I Missing? 

“We offer job prep skills, interview training, resume support, mock interviews, mentorship, alumni networks for women who come through our program…(our) sole job are the women we serve.”

Guest Info:

Michele C. Meyer-Shipp was announced as CEO of Dress for Success Worldwide, the leading global nonprofit employment resource for women, on January 12, 2022. Michele will lead the organizat...

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84. Ron Tite - What Generous Leaders Think Do and Say

“If monopoly, the most pure capitalist board game, the definition of capitalism, believes we need to be more generous as leaders toward people beyond our offices than certainly we can.” 

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An entrepreneur, speaker, and best-selling author, Ron Tite has always blurred the lines between art and commerce. He has been an award-winning advertising writer and Creative Di...

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83. Pamela Slim - Shape the World Through Your Work 

“You have to really know how to tell the story about how your experience has really crafted for this work that you want to do. I call Body of Work the love letter to creation. It really centers what it is that you're building and being very deliberate about what you want to bring to life. And then everything else is secondary.”

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Pamela Slim is an author, busines...

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82. Kimberly Brown - Next Move, Best Move

“I really believe in giving back, like you are where you are for, with whatever attributes that got you there, whether it's sponsors or mentors or your own grit, how can you give back? How can you be generous by short-cutting someone else's success?”

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Kimberly Brown is a career + leadership expert whose mission is to help women and people of color navigate the wor...

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81. Tara Collingwood - Nutrition to Fuel Your Mission

“​​It's difficult to change some of those behaviors. Get into the why. Find out what's motivating you to make this behavior change. That's super powerful.”

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Tara Collingwood is a nationally recognized expert and spokesperson on nutrition, fitness, and health promotion and is quoted in a variety of media including television, radio, newspapers, magazines,...

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80. Sharon Browning - Listening: An Act of Love

(Listening) “It's a very tiny thing, but it is foundational to all relationships. It's foundational to social change and transformation. We're not moving anything unless we listen. It really is a macro skill that very often gets treated as a micro skill. I love it because it's small.”

Guest Info:

Sharon Browning, Esq. coordinates JUST Listening, a social enterprise f...

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79. Fred Maahs - Universal Design for Leadership

“My utopia is someday, we're not going to be having this conversation. Access - just is. People with disabilities - just are, and everything is normalized…People with disabilities aren't, “the others”. We're not just a slice of the demographic. We're just part of society and not thought of differently.”

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Fred Maahs, Jr. is a passionate and recognized lead...

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78. Tiffany Yu - Disability Is Not a Bad Word  

​​”Just because I exist means that I have a gift to impart on the world . . . It hurts my heart that so many of us feel devalued because of the way that our body and our mind works differently. And I think that the challenge for companies is how can you find what that gift is?”

Guest Info:

Tiffany Yu is the CEO & Founder of Diversability, an award-winning social enterprise to el...

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77. Fausta Ballesteros - Communities of Contagious Compassion  

“It (generosity) is contagious, right? It's a pay it forward.  When someone is generous with me, you want to do it to others.. You find yourself wanting to be better, to be more generous to others, to give back.”

Guest Info:

Fausta Ballesteros is the VP of Culture Experience Cognizant Softvision. She manages the global employee, candidates and customer experience...

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76. Darlene Chapman-Holmes - Faster Together

“Get out of your comfort zone, because you can't grow unless you stretch.”

Guest Info:

Darlene Chapman-Holmes is the Director of Development at Women Business Collaborative where she creates partnerships for sponsors, advisory and leaders council and manages client accounts. The WBC is a network of leaders who work toward achieving parity with Equal Position, Pay and Power for wom...

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75. Shirley Powell - Listen Without Judgement

“Do you care more about the relationship or do you care more about being right?”

Guest Info:

Shirley Powell is Senior Vice President of Communications at Cox Automotive, a global automotive services and software company whose vision is to transform the way the world buys, sells, owns and uses cars. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of family-owned Cox Enterprises, Inc.

Based in the Cox ...

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74. Debbie Epstein Henry - Take Smart Risks

"You want to pay a lot of attention to what does interest you…is there a market need? Are you the type of person to fill whatever niche it is? What are other people seeking you out to do? That's enormously valuable because you're then assessing, what am I bringing to this?”

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Debbie Epstein Henry is an expert, best-selling author, public speaker, consultant and pod...

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March 1, 2022 29 min

73. Karen Bennett - Show Up On Time

“What generosity is..it's how you have willingness and desire to help others. And help is, frankly, in the eye of the beholder. Generosity is the willingness to make yourself available, whatever that looks like to what the recipient needs. So for me, generosity and the workplace honestly starts with time.”

Guest Info:

Karen Bennett is Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer for Co...

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February 22, 2022 29 min

72. Michael Hudson - Lessons Earned

“The earned lesson point is one of these things that I think goes to how I believe we all need to be constantly and continuously improving, constantly assessing, evaluating, constantly asking ourselves what did that mean?”

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Michael Hudson is currently "The Professor" at Aspire Leadership, LLC. Aspire Leadership delivers transformational leadership development programs for eme...

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February 15, 2022 29 min

71. Cianna Stewart - Dying Kindly

“If you think about the impact that your death will have on the people that you leave behind, the people that you say that you love, then, you want that to be as good an experience as it can be in a really bad circumstance.”

Guest Info:

Cianna P. Stewart produces and hosts Dying Kindness, a podcast for people who are going to die someday. The goal is to help people make key decisions now in order...

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