The Leadership Nature Podcast
About This Show
The Leadership Nature Podcast features one-on-one interviews with diverse leaders from across the forestry and natural resources nation, and it is intended to spread the seeds of leadership insights, lessons learned and personal advice from experienced leaders to current and future generations of natural resource leaders. Each episode also includes a leadership tip of the week from the interviewer.
Most Recent Episode
028: Underneath All Great Leaders Are Personal Integrity and Openness.
3 days ago
Cassie Phillips has been the Vice President of Weyerhaeuser since 2001, first joining the company in 1991. Cassie earned her degree in forestry at the University of Washington in 1976, and a lot has changed in the industry since then. As she was one of the very first women to join a very male-dominated field, she did receive a bit of push back, but she also received help. Find out more about Cassie’s journey today! Key Takeaways: [3:05] How did Cassie first get started in forestry? [4:25] How many women were studying forestry when Cassie went to University of Washington in 1972? [8:20] What was Cassie’s first leadership position like? [11:20] Cassie was the first woman in a field management position at the time. [15:45] Weyerhaeuser focused a lot of their efforts on management training and diversity. In fact, they have a lot more women in leadership positions than other companies in the forestry industry. [16:45] What has Cassie learned about leadership over the years? [18:10] Underneath all great leaders are personal integrity and openness. [19:55] How do you develop a strategy to communicate effectively? [22:00] Lawyers understand they’re not liked, but they also understand how valuable they are in society. The same applies to foresters. [23:00] Why did Cassie go from forestry to law? [26:55] In forestry, you have to create a welcoming environment for all types of diverse people. [32:35] How can foresters advance in their career? [38:15] What other challenges has Cassie had to face throughout her career? [47:40] Remember to make friends before you need them. [50:00] Tom’s Leadership Tip of the Week! Mentioned in This Episode: Weyerhaeuser.com Cassie on LinkedIn What Works: Gender Equality by Design, by Iris Bohnet