Leadership Insights Podcast
About This Show
Are you a leader or an aspiring leader who truly cares about your organization, people and culture? Then this podcast is for you! We bring you educational, enlightening interviews with today’s most innovative, inspirational leaders. Each episode is filled with inspiring stories, new perspectives and invaluable tools to help you communicate, innovate and lead even more successfully!
Most Recent Episode
Ep 21: Leading Millennials with Sam Cicotello, VP of People, Social Tables
“You can either fight characteristics millennials bring to the workplace or you can harness and direct them” Sam started her leadership journey early in life when she was elected to be a mayor of a fictional town in a high school program. A testament to her wisdom and brilliance from the start, Sam struggled with and over time learned what it takes to build alliances and support networks, make unpopular decisions and empower others to want to follow. In this incredibly dynamic, informative episode Sam shares specific tips and strategies on how to lead a high functioning, connected, happy workplace; build a strong culture based on authentic expression of values; and naturally harness the talents, strengths and tendencies of the newest and fastest-growing generation of workers, the millennials! What you'll learn How Sam's small town upbringing has influenced her personality and perspective How being elected as a mayor of a fictional city in high school shaped her thinking about leadership and her identity as a leader Importance of connecting with like minded and like hearted leaders and ones who are completely different and stretch our thinking Crucial elements of building a happy, connected, high-performance organizational culture Importance of articulating and intentionally living organizational values and empowering employees to take the lead Four questions to assess alignment with organizational values: do you hire for them; fire for them; make decisions based on them; are they expressed in your space? How to avoid "cultural waterboarding" in your organization (and what that means so you definitely don’t do it!) Characteristics of millennials and how to harness and direct them as a leader How to help channel millennials’ intelligence and drive to benefit the company and the individual employees Tips and strategies for helping to grow employees in environments with modest budgets and resources How to help employees fulfill their professional destiny by being honest about their strengths and weaknesses from the beginning What we can learn about firing people from a nun (really, it’s a great story!) And so much more! Links & Resources Social Tables – Sam’s awesome company