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Conversations with exemplary leaders investing their passion and talents across all domains of life and work. They work with an entrepreneurial spirit characterized by resourcefulness, energy and a commitment to leading financially successful, sustainable organizations that make a positive contribution to society.
Hosted by LeeAnn Mallory.

    #70 Reimagine Leadership: The Results are In: We're Being Transformed

    #70 Reimagine Leadership: The Results are In: We're Being Transformed

    This series began with a conversation with my client, Jennifer Bartkowski, and we’re concluding the same way.
    Jennifer is the ‘very proud’ CEO of Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas.  In Fall of 2022 we launched a multi-month, cohort- and practice-based leadership program:  Reimagine Girl Scouts Leadership Academy.  We’ve tracked the journey and interviewed subject matter experts in key  content areas that we covered.
    Today we talk about the final results of the program and a few lessons learned. 
    Here are a few highlights:
    The general structure of the program, including primary topic areasWe share actual survey results in key areas as well as observations and impact they have seen on the team and organization as a whole. There were plenty of unplanned and unexpected positive results for the organization and individual participants during the program, and after.Jennifer provides her insights on how she’s seen her staff transform and what’s been happening on the inside since the program’s inception.We name some key structures we had in place that contributed to the smooth running of the programThe importance of a mutually respectful relationship between client and consultantThe impetus of the program was to develop the skills and attributes needed to accomplish the GSNETX mission and that seems to be happening!We’re launching another program with a few adjustments based on what we learned
    If you’d like to get the details discussed in this episode, including what worked and what we learned, and to see key survey results, visit: https://bit.ly/45R34Uk
    To discuss executive coaching, leadership development program design, and workshop facilitation, please visit: https://rise-leaders.com/contact-info/
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    Connect with LeeAnn Mallory on Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leeannmallory/
    Follow Rise Leaders on our YouTube Channel:  https://bit.ly/47Wk8do
    Connect with Jennifer Bartkowsk on Linked Ini: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferbartkowski/
    Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas:  https://www.gsnetx.org/
    Also mentioned in this episode:
    Rhonda Williams, Phd: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rhondawilliams14/
    Moira Variames: https://www.linkedin.com/in/moira-variames-14228877/
    George Floyd: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Floyd
    Deloitte:  https://www2.deloitte.com/
    CoSpera: https://cosperoconsulting.com/
    Yield Giving:  a href="https://yieldgiving.com/" rel="noopener...

    • 1 hr
    #69 Reimagine Leadership: Navigating the Demands on Our Energy, Attention + Time

    #69 Reimagine Leadership: Navigating the Demands on Our Energy, Attention + Time

    We have constant demands on our attention, energy and time.  If we don’t have strategies for staying focused on what is most important we will almost certainly lose the battle and succumb to distractions that leave us feeling depleted and frustrated. 
    My friend and colleague, Dr. Chris Johnson has literally written a book on how to stay present.  And me?  I created a worksheet with strategies to help you get and stay focused.
    Here are a few highlights from our conversation:
    To guide your energy, attention and time ask, Who is the person I want to be?  What is the impact I want to make?  Pausing allows us to determine where our attention is, or is notMulti-tasking is not actually possible for our human brainsWe discuss a few simple (but not easy!) tactics and meta practices for navigating these demandsAsk yourself, ‘Do I feel renewed?  Do I feel regenerated?’ after time on Social MediaWe get distracted by what is easy rather than focus on what is importantThe importance of a ‘positive no’We stay reactive and busy as a way to avoid being alone with our thoughtsAdmit it:  the list is too long and you won’t get it all done (Burkeman’s 4,000 weeks)There are common places where we leak energy:  other’s expectations, over committing, worrying
    I’ve created a worksheet to help you navigate the demands on your energy, attention and time.  I use it with all of my clients and you can find it here https://bit.ly/3EiEKz5
    To discuss executive coaching, leadership development program design, and workshop facilitation, please visit: https://rise-leaders.com/contact-info/
    To subscribe to Rise Words newsletter, visit: https://mailchi.mp/426e78bc9538/subscribe
    Learn more about Rise Leaders at www.rise-leaders.com
    Connect with LeeAnn Mallory on Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leeannmallory/
    Follow Rise Leaders on our YouTube Channel:  https://bit.ly/47Wk8do
    Resources mentioned in this podcast:
    To connect with and learn more about Dr. Johnson’s work visit:
    Order The Leadership Pause: Sharpen Your Attention, Deepen Your Presence, and Navigate the Future http://bit.ly/44xC4IL
    Listen to The Leadership Pause: Sharpen Your Attention, Deepen Your Presence, and Navigate the Future: https://bit.ly/45N5LWZ
    Note:  These links will support local booksellers
    Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals; Oliver Burkeman:  https://bit.ly/3EjN4Pe
    Atomic Habits:  Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results; James Clear:  https://bit.ly/3R3XQR4
    The Social Dilemma move:  https://www.thesocialdilemma.com/
    No Time to Think by Kate Murphy, NYTimes:  a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/27/sunday-review/no-time-to-think.html" rel="noopener noreferrer"...

    • 55 min
    #68 Reimagining Leadership: Transforming Organizations: The Power of Trust

    #68 Reimagining Leadership: Transforming Organizations: The Power of Trust

    I’ve worked with a lot of organizations in my time as a coach and leadership consultant and the issue of trust is almost always at or near the center of concern.  You’re never done building and nurturing trust.  As one of my guests today quotes, “trust is the only thing that affects everything” (Stephen M.R. Covey). We gave it a great deal of air time in the Reimagine Leadership program.
    Jerry Magar and Lori Darley join me in today’s discussion and we talk about:
    Signs that trust may be missing in your organizationThere are defined behaviors that help build trustOne way to think about trust is a combination of competence and characterTrust-building can be tangible and pragmaticBreakdowns provide a great opportunity to create more trustWhat does it mean to have vulnerability-based trust?
    There are many models of trust and we cover two during this conversation.  Check the links below for three (yes three!) earlier episodes I’ve recorded on trust.
    To subscribe to Rise Words newsletter, visit: https://mailchi.mp/426e78bc9538/subscribe
    Learn more about Rise Leaders at www.rise-leaders.com
    Connect with LeeAnn Mallory on Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leeannmallory/
    Follow Rise Leaders on our YouTube Channel:  https://bit.ly/47Wk8d
    Links from this episode
    Lori Darley:  https://www.consciousleaders.us/about
    Conscious Leaders Wisdom Circle:  https://consciousleaders.us/wisdom-circle
    Jerry Magar:  https://jerrymagar.com/about-jerry-magar/
    JerryMagar.com:  https://jerrymagar.com/
    Rise Leaders Radio episode with Treg Manning:  https://tinyurl.com/k3mwp3zh
    Rise Leaders Radio episodes on the Trust Formula: 17 - solo episode explaining Trust model: https://tinyurl.com/5f2w93xr
     #36 with Charles Green, Author of The Trusted Advisor:  https://tinyurl.com/mry4urjv 
    #37 with Andrea Howe where we take a deeper dive into the Trust Equation https://tinyurl.com/mv94nakb
    The Speed of Trust by Stephen M.R. Covey  https://tinyurl.com/md3e5w7b
    The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni https://tinyurl.com/ydbb9y7u
    Note:  Rise Leaders supports local retailers. Books are listed on Whose Books site on Bookshop.org.  

    • 55 min
    #67 Reimagine Leadership: Adaptive Leadership Using Tilt 365

    #67 Reimagine Leadership: Adaptive Leadership Using Tilt 365

    When I ask experts in the leadership field what the most important attribute for effective leadership today is, I get some version of adaptability or agility.  In other words, what is most important is that we’re able to read a context and shift our approach to meet circumstances and challenges with new thinking and behaviors.
    My guest today, Pam Boney, is so passionate about this that she created an assessment that displays our strengths and helps us know how and where we may need to shift to increase our effectiveness and feeling of fulfillment in life.  The assessment is Tilt 365, and Pam is the company’s founder.  
    We used this assessment in the leadership program that this podcast series is centered around.  The program began with each leader studying themselves because self-awareness is foundational for our ability to manage our emotions and thus take effective, sustainable action.  It’s also vital to our ability to coordinate well with others. So we take the Tilt assessment at the beginning.
    Because of the developmental nature of this assessment, each leader was able to define areas where they wanted to grow and then identify practices to help them get there.  
    Rather than using labels, Tilt 365 is clear about our ability to shift, or Tilt, to meet new situations and work best with others.  
    We take a walk around the Tilt model discussing:
    The four quadrants of the model:  Spirit/Resilience and Head/Wisdom on the vertical axis and Heart/Humanity and Gut/Courage on the horizontal axis.Aristotle’s Golden Mean:  all ‘virtues’ lie in the middle way between two extreme states: excess and deficiency. This has been popularized as ‘any strength overused becomes a weakness’.Oftentimes our fear causes us to move into the extreme states.The four profiles that each combine two of the quadrants:Impact/Change Catalyst combines the quadrants Spirit/Resilience and Gut/CourageStructure/MasterMind combines the quadrants Head/Wisdom and Gut/CourageClarity/Quiet Genius combines the quadrants Head/Wisdom and Heart/HumanityConnection/Cross Pollinator combines the quadrants Spirit/Resilience and Heart/HumanityThe model goes deeper and deeper into personas which give further nuance to why a Tilt style will be animated differently by different peoplePam and her team have created offers for individuals and teams and ways to explore more fully how to better understand our strengths and how to develop towards agility.
    I really encourage you to explore the Tilt 365 website and all the offers.  If you’re interested in taking the assessment, please contact me!
    You can find out more by connecting with the following:
    To discuss executive coaching, leadership development program design, and workshop facilitation, please visit: https://rise-leaders.com/contact-info/
    To subscribe to Rise Words newsletter, visit: https://mailchi.mp/426e78bc9538/subscribe
    Learn more about Rise Leaders at www.rise-leaders.com
    Connect with LeeAnn Mallory on Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leeannmallory/
    Follow Rise Leaders on our YouTube Channel:  https://bit.ly/47Wk8do
    To connect with Pam and Tilt 365, visit: 
    a href="https://www.tilt365.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer"...

    • 59 min
    #66 Reimagine Leadership: Leading Above the Line

    #66 Reimagine Leadership: Leading Above the Line

    As part of the Reimagine Leadership limited series, this is the first episode where we dig into content that we actually threaded throughout the program I developed for the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas.
    Jim Fallon is an Executive Coach for The Conscious Leadership Group and a Strategic Advisor for many organizations.  He spent decades as an executive for many organizations across various industries, which I feel results in a very grounded pragmatism in his approach.
    We talk about the book, The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership, and specifically about the organizing principle of the book:  leading above and below the line.  
    Here are a few highlights from our rich conversation:
    Jim’s wake up call and why he transitioned from CEO to Executive Coach and Strategic Advisor.The important distinction between content and context.Another Big Idea of the book: To Me, By Me, Through Me, As Me.A great description of Locating Yourself (above or below the line).The power, and necessity of accepting ourselves when we find that we are ‘below the line’ (which happens regularly for most of us).Jim does a walkthrough of the 15 Commitments with lots of context.Try the novel and playful approach for teaching others how to get the results you DON’T want - another way that CLG has made this content easier to take in.Jim gets vulnerable and provides a personal example of taking Radical Responsibility, which is Commitment #1.
    Jim does a beautiful job of embodying the generous, humanizing content from The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership. As you listen, you hear in the conversation my own ah-ha moments and how this conversation will impact the way I explain some of these concepts in the next program.
    You can find out more by connecting with the following:
    To discuss executive coaching, leadership development program design, and workshop facilitation, please visit: https://rise-leaders.com/contact-info/
    To subscribe to Rise Words newsletter, visit: https://mailchi.mp/426e78bc9538/subscribe
    Learn more about Rise Leaders at www.rise-leaders.com
    Connect with LeeAnn Mallory on Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leeannmallory/
    Follow Rise Leaders on our YouTube Channel:  https://bit.ly/47Wk8do
    Conscious Leaders Group  https://conscious.is   
    Jim Fallon:  https://conscious.is/team/jim-fallon  
    Book:  The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership:  https://tinyurl.com/15-Commitments 
    Locating Yourself handout:  https://u.pcloud.link/publink/show?code=udhrtalK

    • 52 min
    #65 Reimagine Leadership: Beyond Training: True Development is Integral, Social and Active

    #65 Reimagine Leadership: Beyond Training: True Development is Integral, Social and Active

    Transformation Happens in Community.
    We don’t reach our potential alone.  Without conversation, without rubbing up against each others’ nervous systems.  Without vulnerability, self-awareness, being mirrored by others and without engaging to support their development as well.
    I knew this episode would be special and it was, because I was engaging with deep thinking, big hearted people who care a lot about creating structures and ecosystems where others feel safe enough to take risks and shuck off old, familiar ways of being in the service of leaving a big legacy.
    Rick Voirin, Chairman and Human Performance Partner at Stagen and Raft Viton of Slalom Consulting are my training partners in this episode. 
    Here are a few highlights.  This was a juicy conversation that I hope you enjoy!
    Development that sticks typically:Spans a period of timeKeeps a cohort of leaders engaged and together over this periodIs practice-basedRequires commitment and accountability Reference to the Greek proverb: “A society grows great when old men plan trees in whose shade they shall never sit” and what this means practically.Training vs Development: Training is more about what’s needed right now and filling skills gaps ; development is expanding that skills cup for the future and usually focusing it on the collective.The power of doing  integral leader development inside a system is that it expands the impact  to all stakeholders:  employees, clients, client’s clients in ways that we can’t even imagineIntegral leadership development is growing human potential in multiple dimensions: career, relationships, spirituality, emotional,  physical all those intelligences together. It’s a community-based way of being that puts us in a situation that invites us into believing that progress is possible for us.The primary commitment is to helping others reach the promise of their potential
    Adaptability is a key (the key? ) attribute for all of us to thrive. Adaptability Intelligence.
    It takes courage to change - to let go of what we know.  Change is easier when… we know where to focus our attention,  when we have practices to follow,  when we have a supportive  environment, when we have a clear path and we’re with a community of people.  (Thank you for the reframe, Raff!)People will be attracted to those who are committed to figuring it (challenges) out, to evolving.When engaging with development, what you think is going to happen is not going to happen.  We put structures in place in hopes of channeling energy and people will apply the learning in unique ways and have unique (and beautiful!) experiences.  Or not
    This episode is full of passion - we each care deeply about the work we do with leaders and with organizations.  We see the power of social learning and grappling together with the challenges of our times.  We believe that we can follow a path of intentional practice to expand our individual and collective ability to adapt,  reach our potential and create environments that work for everyone.
    To discuss executive coaching, leadership development program design, and workshop facilitation, please visit: https://rise-leaders.com/contact-info/
    To subscribe to Rise Words newsletter, visit: https://mailchi.mp/426e78bc9538/subscribe
    Learn more about Rise Leaders at www.rise-leaders.com
    Connect with LeeAnn Mallory on Linked In: a...

    • 48 min

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