Leadership Development

It’s not always enough to be the most technically savvy person in the room. If we are going to build great companies, we have to build the best teams; attract, integrate, align, motivate, develop and promote the best possible people. To do that, we have to be better leaders.

Use Your Business Skills to Make a Direct Impact, with Kate Hayes, Echoing Green

Direct Impact is Echoing Green’s experiential leadership development program for mid-career professionals. You know the statistics about boards of directors. According to a survey by Deloitte, 90% of board members believe that retired CEOs are the most effective board members. Yet, they admit that limits the diversity of thought and perspective. More and more, boards seek input from younger board members with a diverse perspective. But where do they find board-ready younger candidates? At the same time, private sector companies are looking for ways to develop their top talent with experiential, hands-on learning for 21st-century skills. Skills such as self-awareness, empathy, curiosity, communication, and humility are necessary to operate in…

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I’m going to be quiet. Very still and quiet. I’m putting on my own oxygen mask before assisting others. I’m practicing self-care. Don’t look for me on social media. Don’t expect a reply to your email. I’m only taking calls from family and friends. I love and appreciate you. I enjoy sharing my journey online and learning about your journey, too. You have responded and commented on the content I share. You have cheered me on and sent well-wishes. I feel your love and support. The podcast and radio program will continue. I have prerecorded some amazing episodes that will appear every Monday. I have automated the sharing of quotes…

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The Journey of a Social Entrepreneur with Kari Enge, Rank & File Magazine

Rank & File is a values-based business magazine for purpose-driven entrepreneurs. The process of becoming a social entrepreneur has often been described as a journey. And, as anyone who has traveled realizes, a journey changes you. There is no one more qualified to talk about the impact of a journey than Kari Enge, Founder, and Editor-in-Chief of Rank & File magazine. She has a thing for travel. When Kari graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management, she landed an internship at The World, the largest privately owned residential yacht on earth. Through her hustle and simply saying yes to opportunities, Kari earned a full-time position….

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061, Raj Sisodia, Conscious Capitalism, Inc. | Shakti Leadership, Embracing Feminine Energy

Raj Sisodia is one of the thought leaders of the Conscious Capitalism movement. His books Firms of Endearment and Conscious Capitalism were major influences on my thinking about social entrepreneurship. They are part of the reason that I produce Social Entrepreneur today. In this interview, Raj describes the research he conducted on marketing and how he began to understand that there was a better way of doing business – a more conscious form of capitalism. He also talks about his new book Shakti Leadership: Embracing Feminine and Masculine Power in Business. Conscious Capitalism Quotes from Raj Sisodia: “Joseph Campbell talked about, you need to find your bliss, and you can also…

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019, Carrie Rich, Global Good Fund | The Surprising Power of Strangers to Do Good

Every now and then, life surprises you. People, even complete strangers, have the capacity for kindness and goodness. They can sometimes surprise you in unexpected and wonderful ways. Carrie Rich had one of those experiences, and, in a smaller way, I had one of those experiences when Carrie told me her story. Of all of the interviews that I have done, this one caught me off guard more than any other. In fact, you will hear at one point in the interview, I told Carrie, “You could push me over with a feather.” In this episode of Social Entrepreneur, Carrie tells the story of the Global Good Fund and how…

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