Join Andrea and Laura in their podcast series as they explore leadership attributes and practices that will help leaders become more effective with their teams in the workplace. Their conversations include expert guests who bring relatable client stories to help you reconnect with the authentic leader within you.
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What Leaders Need Now co-founder, Andrea Chilcote, has a very personal and courageous discussion with former executive and now leadership coach, Dianne Earley, on authenticity. Dianne brings forth some of her experiences and learnings to the benefit of others and provides insight into why authentic leaders and cultures are a requirement to stay competitive in today’s business world. Dianne’s very real stories will make you ask yourself “why not?” and cause you to rethink compassion in the workplace.
Leadership expert Andrea Chilcote talks with her good friend and colleague, Randy Hain, of Serviam Partners about the power of reflection for today’s leaders. Both authors have written extensively about this key practice and its ability to guide leaders in their day-to-day actions. Learn about time thieves and how consuming data has changed our reflective practices. Randy also discusses the importance of “savoring the moments” and being present.
WLNN co-host Laura Roccaforte is joined by special guest Scott Focht of the Omaha Public Power District and together they discuss courage in the workplace. Scott shares how he developed his leadership courage through the power of yes and calming the chaos by listening to the orchestra of compassion, courage and humility & dancing to that music.
Leadership expert Andrea Chilcote talks with Dr. Todd Strumwasser, anesthesiologist, health system executive, and former President of the Northern California Division of CommonSpirit Health, the second largest non-profit hospital chain in the US. Andrea and Dr. Strumwasser discuss his leadership journey from operating room to senior executive, and how humility plays a critical role in effective leadership. Ego-strength is not what you think it is; it’s about being open-minded with stakeholders during the decision-making process, and admitting when you’ve made a mistake.
Leadership experts Andrea Chilcote and Laura Roccaforte discuss leaders having courage in the workplace. They share personal stories as well as examples from real-life clients. They will show how exhibiting this leadership quality connects you with your team members and aligns with your own values, which ultimately elevates your company culture.
Leadership experts Andrea Chilcote and Laura Roccaforte discuss the importance of leaders having and demonstrating self-compassion in the workplace. Andrea examines three relatable personas, or archetypes, and how they derail self-compassion. They are joined by Kathy Gauthier, founder of Connective Living, who worked extensively with healthcare leaders during and after the pandemic. Kathy shares how a lack of self-compassion affects you as well as others around you. She will take you through an exercise that illustrates the importance of self-compassion “breaks.”
Leadership experts Andrea Chilcote and Laura Roccaforte address the first attribute leaders need now: compassion. Joined by executive coach and mindfulness teacher, Sheppard Lake, they discuss how leaders must be better equipped to recognize when employees are struggling and demonstrate compassion for their well-being. Sheppard walks us through a special exercise to bring forth this leadership attribute.
Is leadership something you take for granted? Have you ever second-guessed your ability to lead your team through these tumultuous times? In this new podcast series, leadership experts Andrea Chilcote and Laura Roccaforte dive into the shifting needs of leaders and their teams and introduce leadership attributes required in today’s workplace.