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The Leadership Beat
29 minutes | 18 days ago
Proven Strategies for Building Strong Client Relationships
In this episode of The Leadership Beat, we sit down with Andrew Sobel, Founder and President of Andrew Sobel Advisors Inc. Andrew has had tremendous success helping companies and individuals build their client relationships for the long term. We talk with Andrew about how to build those trusted client relationships, the importance of investing to create strategic relationships, and why developing your network before you need it will lead to growth and long-term success.
31 minutes | 4 months ago
Developing an Inclusive Team Mentality to Overcome Unprecedented Challenges
In this episode of The Leadership Beat, Senior Consultant Laura Fay sits down with Maura Healey, Attorney General of Massachusetts. Maura shares her leadership philosophy and why she believes in supporting your team to seek their passion and giving them a platform to allow them to grow and succeed. She discusses how in times of turmoil and uncertainty leaders should show empathy, seek outside guidance, and engage with many different viewpoints to help set the vision and rise above.
32 minutes | 4 months ago
Navigating Towards a Sustainable Future
In this episode of The Leadership Beat, we sit down with Helen Drinan, former President at Simmons University. Helen shares her view on the role of leaders to create sustainability while drawing on an organization’s founding purpose to guide a compelling future strategy. She discusses the unprecedented challenges facing higher education, the need for change, and the opportunity for advancing technology to create a more sustainable business model and universal access to education.
53 minutes | 6 months ago
Self-Care in Challenging Times: The New Non-Negotiable for Senior Leaders
In this episode of The Leadership Beat, we examine the critical importance of self-care for leaders to perform at the top of their game. We pinpoint the three areas that have the biggest payoff for busy senior leaders, and offer new tools and strategies to help you feel better, happier, and be the best leader you can be that people can depend on for the long haul.
43 minutes | 8 months ago
Slow Down to Speed Up: How to Mitigate Stress to Maximize Performance During a Crisis
In this episode of The Leadership Beat, we sit down with Patrick Murphy, CEO at John Hancock Retirement Plan Services. Pat shares his journey to become CEO and the life-changing leadership and personal lessons he learned after a major health scare. Pat offers insight into how learning to slow down has allowed him and his leadership team to navigate stress and move faster in achieving their strategic objectives.
23 minutes | 8 months ago
COVID-19: Navigating the Crisis and What's Yet to Come
In this episode of The Leadership Beat, we sit down with Rosabeth Moss Kanter who holds the Ernest L. Arbuckle Professorship at Harvard Business School, specializing in strategy, innovation, and leadership for change. Rosabeth shares her predictions for what business will look like post COVID-19 and what opportunities this outbreak will present for companies. She offers her insights into why this is a defining moment for leaders and companies to stand for something larger than themselves and how to accelerate a sense of purpose and meaning to ensure they are making a difference.
23 minutes | 8 months ago
Agility, Diversity and Risk Management: The New Leadership Mandate
In this episode of The Leadership Beat, Sarah Woods sits down with Lynn Dugle, Board Director, State Street and former Chairman, CEO and President of Engility. Lynn shares her insights and advice for boards and leaders on how to make a strategic pivot, challenge assumptions to think differently, manage risk and create an environment that drives innovation and growth, even in challenging times.
45 minutes | 9 months ago
Creating Culture Change with High Performing Talent
In this episode of The Leadership Beat, we sit down with David Roberts, CEO of Verra Mobility. David shares his story of how he took over as CEO of a founder led, private equity company and what he learned about leadership when he took the company public. He also shares advice about overcoming CEO loneliness, how to listen and uncover the truth from your team, and the importance of hiring top talent to drive business results.
20 minutes | 10 months ago
Adapting Leadership for Today's Follower
In this episode of The Leadership Beat, we sit down with Gunjan Kedia, Vice Chairman of U.S. Bank’s Wealth Management and Investment Services Division, for a conversation about the generations in the workplace and how leaders today are leading for a different follower. Gunjan shares her thoughts on how leadership has changed over the past decade, and the need for leaders to embrace, adapt and learn from the generational differences.
26 minutes | a year ago
Strategies for Leading Global Organizations Through Change
In this episode, we sit down with Margo Cook, President of Nuveen Advisory Services. Margo talks with us about what it's like working with an international team and how she's been able to successfully lead global organizations through change. She also shares some lessons she's learned during her rise to the top as well as advice leaders should consider when working across geographic regions and cultures.
30 minutes | a year ago
CEO Watch: Top 7 Trends to Track for 2020
In the year 2020 we may not quite achieve “perfect vision.” However, there’s much CEOs and business leaders can do to prepare for the next decade. We’ve spent the year tracking fascinating emerging trends, by reviewing an array of published research and having conversations with top CEOs and executives. In this episode of The Leadership Beat, our experts Suzanne Bates and Michael Seitchik discuss our “Top 7 Emerging Trends to Track for 2020.”
24 minutes | a year ago
How Successful Leaders Communicate with and Inspire Their Teams
In this episode, Sarah Woods sits down with Kim Sharan, Fortune 100 Board Director, former C-level financial executive, and consultant to the world's largest global financial services companies. Kim talks with us about the importance of communicating effectively for leaders to create effective teams and how articulating the "why" behind what your doing can enable your team to figure out the "what" and the "how".
58 minutes | a year ago
Positioning the Next Generation of Leaders for Success with Gloria Larson
In this episode of The Leadership Beat, we sit down with Gloria Larson, past president of Bentley University. Gloria takes us through her journey in leadership, spanning government, public policy, law, business and higher education. She shares with us what it was like working and leading in government and how that compared to leading in business, how millennials prompted her to make the career switch from legal/ public policy to higher education, and the challenges she faced as the first woman president at Bentley University. She also shares with us her thoughts on the future of leadership and what skill sets/ education the next generation of leaders will need to be successful.
33 minutes | a year ago
Making Innovation “Business-as-Usual”
In this episode, Suzanne Bates sits down with Madge Meyer, a public speaker, award-winning author, and the founder of “Madge Meyer Consulting, LLC”, known for her unique yet practical approach to advancing innovation and leadership throughout entire organizations. Madge shares with us her passion to continually develop and implement new ideas or solutions that create business value and increase competitive advantage. She also talks with us about her 12+ years at State Street and how she took smart risks to create a culture of innovation in a company that was averse to change.
34 minutes | a year ago
Higher Ambition Leadership
In today’s world of strengthening global competition, leaders must deliver superior social and economic value. In this episode, we sit down with Russ Eisenstat, Executive Director for the Center for Higher Ambition Leadership. Russ shares with us the principles and practices leaders are using to become higher ambition leaders and create an economically strong environment in which their people and firm can thrive and grow.
27 minutes | a year ago
How to Lead Successful Change
As most research shows, the vast majority of change efforts fail. So, as a leader, how do you focus on implementing change within your organization? In this episode of The Leadership Beat, Michael Seitchik, Director of Research and Assessment at Bates, sits down with Dr. Greg Shea, President of Shea & Associates, Inc, Senior Consultant at the Center for Applied Research, and a principal in the Coxe Group, to talk about change and how it can be implemented. Greg talks about how in a world of constant change, everyone, regardless of their title or role, is responsible for change. He also explains that leaders need to understand change is a marathon, not a sprint, and he shares what factors need to be accounted for when implementing change.
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