Category Archives: Relationships

Mary Pat Knight: Transforming Leadership Through EQ

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Financial results drive corporations, and this laser focus on achieving monetary goals often means a neglect in the areas of personal development and emotional intelligence. But the fact of the matter is that honing these skills does have a positive impact on the bottom line, as authentic leaders can both create a higher level of engagement among employees and inspire teams to perform at a higher level.

Mary Pat Knight is a sought-after transformation strategist,

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Cathy O’Dowd: Climbing Everest, Team Dynamics, and Leadership

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“Then I’ve been parachuted in as the token woman who got added at the last minute by the newspaper sponsor to kind of sex up the coverage. So I’m in a desperately awkward position, trying to prove that I’m good enough to be on this mountain. And I was—but I hadn’t come on the team in a way that made that at all clear.”

Cathy O’Dowd was not a fan of sport until she discovered climbing in college.

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Lisa Marie Platske: Design Your Destiny

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Women in male-dominated industries like tech, finance and law enforcement may feel like it’s unacceptable to reveal any vulnerability at work. This leads to compartmentalization, having a ‘work self’ that’s different from the real person on the inside. But this simply isn’t working. Not only does this approach make us seem unapproachable, it leads to burnout and perpetuates the myth that we have to behave a certain way in order to lead.

Lisa Marie Platske had a ten-year career as a Federal law enforcement officer,

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Marilyn Suttle: “Suttle” Shifts that Create Big Breakthroughs

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‘Don’t grow a wishbone where your backbone ought to be.’

Rather than running from conflict, Marilyn Suttle suggests that if you are willing to listen when a customer or colleague is angry, there is a real opportunity to grow and strengthen the relationship.

Suttle is a customer service and communication expert who is known for helping teams make ‘Suttle Shifts’ in thinking to achieve breakthrough success with customers. Her clients include Ford Motor,

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Linda Swindling, JD, CSP: How to Ask Outrageously!

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Chances are you’ve been there, watching someone else get the promotion or the study abroad opportunity or the picture with Jay Leno that you really wanted, but didn’t have the courage to ask. Perhaps you don’t want to be seen as greedy or aggressive… But the truth is that making the big ask builds relationships and establishes trust. Today’s guest is ready to help you ‘get your ask in gear’ and make those outrageous requests.

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