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The Great Canadian Leadership Podcast
37 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
Do Your People Know Your Story?
Episode #6 is ENGROSSING! You want to connect more with your teams. You want to build the culture in your organization, and you know it’s more than a twelve-point plan. How do you do it? In this episode, Kaitlin Sandor-Kerr discusses how and why sharing your story has a ripple effect on people and the company and creates a sense of purpose and values. As a leader, do your people know your story? Kaitlin Sandor-Kerr is the Founder of Support Panda, People & Development (HR) Consultancy. After over a decade of experience within corporate HR, she found her passion for people was renewed while consulting for small business owners looking to be excellent employers and offer a fantastic employment experience to their staff. This is an insightful episode on authenticity, leadership, and the communication skills needed to get your people feeling connected to you and the organization.
38 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
It’s About Them
Episode #5 is ENGAGING! You want to present to and engage your audience, whether it’s to one or a thousand people. How do you do it? In this episode, Nancey Watson shares some great principles of presentation skills and communicating that start with asking yourself, “Do I know who is in the audience and why this should matter to them?” You want to be a better presenter and communicator. But it’s not about you, it’s about what is relevant to them. Focusing on that creates trust and has your audience leaning into what and how you’re showing up and presenting. Nancey L. Watson is president of NL Watson Consulting Inc . She has helped professional services firms win over $3 billion in competitive bids. Since 2012 Nancey has worked almost exclusively with law firms and in-house legal departments globally. Nancey is an internationally recognized speaker and the author of The Silver Bullet: How RFPs Are Won, Ark Group and creator of the workshop Strategic Proposal Management. This is an insightful episode on adapting, leadership and the communication skills needed to get your audience engaged. This podcast is sponsored by The Great Canadian Training & Consulting Company.
29 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
Influencing Without Authority
Episode #4 is ENCOURAGING! You want to influence others to action - whether you have authority or not, how do you do it? In this episode, Tamara Lovi shares some great principles of influencing and communicating that inspire, motivate, and create collaboration. You want to be an influential leader, but, as Tamara says, “We’re not born with these skills”. It takes failures, coaching and learning to adapt and understand communication styles. Tamara Lovi is a seasoned health & beauty commercial leader and is the Executive Director for the Digital Commercial Operations group at Merck Canada. Tamara’s drive to deliver outstanding results and her passion for building purpose-driven businesses and brands that make a difference in peoples’ lives have led to a significant positive impact on all the global leading organizations she has been involved with in the past 20 years. Committed to empowering women to succeed and reach their full potential, Tamara co-founded Women Leaders in Pharma, a Canadian association that is gaining worldwide attention. This is an insightful episode on attentive listening, leadership and the communication skills needed to build trust. This podcast is sponsored by The Great Canadian Training & Consulting Company. Learn more about them at https://www.greatcanadiantraining.ca
30 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
Make Others Feel Valued
Episode #3 is MOTIVATING! We all want to feel appreciated and respected. As a leader, how do you communicate and model that to your teams and clients? In this episode, Alexa Nick guides us on the foundations to create trust, the effect listening intently has on others and why balancing logic with storytelling matters. Alexa Nick began her career as a management consultant. She then pursued her goals of entrepreneurship by founding and launching myPractice, a virtual learning platform supporting global organizations. Alexa is now a Consulting Partner at Deloitte and is the Strategy & Transformation Lead in the Toronto office. Alexa is involved with the Morrisette Institute for Entrepreneurship, which enables entrepreneurship as the future growth engine of Canada. She also supports the efforts of the Ivey Alumni Association, Ivey’s Women in Leadership, and the LEADER Project. This is an insightful episode on empathy, authenticity and the communication skills needed to build trust.
23 minutes | May 25, 2021
Everyone Has A Story
Everyone Has a Story Episode #2 is INSPIRING. What holds you back from writing, from communicating your ideas? Is it fear of judgment? For most of us, that’s a definite yes! In this episode, our guest Hannah Tough guides us on how to communicate more effectively (hint: drop your ego) and how to listen to the stories that want to be heard. Hannah Tough is the Internal Marketing and Communication Lead at Havas Canada, a contributor to the online publication Thrive Global, and founded the non-profit organization Activate T.O. Hannah has always been a passionate writer. She knew she wanted to work with words ever since she was able to read Robert Munsch's books. For more on Hannah, visit www.hannahtough.com. This is an insightful episode on our vulnerabilities, human connection, and the importance of curiosity.
31 minutes | May 11, 2021
Robots and AI in the workplace- How will we be interacting with them?
“The robots are coming... No wait, the robots are here!” Episode #1 is FASCINATING- Robots and AI in the workplace and how we interact with them. We discuss the different communication styles, and if the robots are being programmed to bring out the best of our humanity? Then as leaders and for all of us we need to re-program our communication and collaboration abilities. Dr. Robin Yap brings his studies, energy, insights, and some of his robot friends to the podcast. Dr. Yap has deep expertise in performance and talent management, social data analytics, AI robot ethics, and the convergences of technology like AI-enabled robots For more on Dr. Yap www.robinyap.ca The future is now, an absorbing episode on our behaviours, human connection, and the novelty effect.
1 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
Welcome to The Great Canadian Leadership Podcast
Welcome to the Great Canadian Leadership Podcast Trailer. Join us in our search for: What makes A Great Communicator! I'm your host Joel Silverstone and in my 20 + years of working with organisations around the world, I have seen great leaders struggle with their ability to communicate and others who just made it look so easy! Bi-monthly we discuss with leaders and experts from Canada and Globally their successes, failures and... What did they do to get better? How did they adapt? Listen here to improve your communication skills and take the steps to be a great leader in business. This show is proudly brought to you brought to by the Great Canadian Training & Consulting Company. For more on communication skills and free resources, come see us at www.greatcanadiantraining.ca We look forward to having you join us.
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