Christine Laperriere, founder of Leader In Motion, interviews leaders and successful professionals about their experiences with their Best Boss Ever. Listen to stories about how these bosses shaped their careers and influenced who they have become today. We all know a best boss ever can make work delightful just as easily as the worst boss ever can make life miserable. It's time for us to study these unsung heroes so we can learn from them and become more like them.
Lift heavily as you climb
In Season 2, Ep 12 of the Best Boss Ever podcast, Christine interviews Jennifer Laidlaw, Country Head at 30% Club and Exec in Residence at Toronto Metropolitan University. Jennifer speaks about the qualities best bosses have to inspire and enable greatness, specifically their passion to uncover, align and recommit to an organization's original purpose to have the impact they were designed to have. They discuss how one person can spark a huge shift in culture and how resiliency, engagement and trust in leaders impacts retention - Jennifer also shares the 5 true marks of a great leader including 'lift heavily as you climb'.
In Season 2, Ep 11 of the Best Boss Ever podcast, Christine interviews Atul Tiwari, CEO at Cult Wines Americas. Atul shares his experience with his best boss who was a great mentor, found the good in anything and anyone, shared his knowledge and taught Atul about the obligation great leaders have to develop people. They discuss the power of inclusiveness in social settings, building friendships and engagement at work, the importance of active listening and fostering an environment where people can express their opinion in a constructive way.
Encouraging my personality to shine
In Season 2, Ep 10 of the Best Boss Ever podcast, Christine interviews Risa Crandall, SVP CPG Strategy & Sales at Aki Technologies. Risa speaks about her experience working at the New York Times under her best boss Barbara Litrell, who thrived in a male dominated industry but was thoughtful, considerate and encouraged Risa to embrace her individuality and to bring in her personality, style and passion. They discuss the value of storytelling, collaboration, how supportive leaders garner loyalty and talk about not losing yourself by conforming to a box that doesn't fit.
We are family
In Season 2, Ep 9 of the Best Boss Ever podcast, Christine interviews Rick Renaud, President & CEO of Renaud Consulting. Rick's best boss took him under his wing, was a father figure to him and has made him a better person and leader. This boss left a lasting impression by bringing humour and fun into the workplace, treating his employees like family and making everyone feel individually important and appreciated. They share stories about the value of a great customer experience, discuss the butterfly effect and how employees go the extra mile for a great boss.
Sending me on a new career path
In Season 2, Ep 8 of the Best Boss Ever podcast, Christine interviews Mary Shannon, Inside Sales Manager at Manulife. Mary shares stories about her best boss who changed her career path by taking a chance on her and led her on the track to sales. Jasmina Garbus was invested in her team's development, recognized strengths in others and motivated and empowered her team. They talk about the importance of networking, excellent communication, building culture and relationships as well as the best simple advice for all leaders.
Fostering the next generation of leaders
In Season 2, Ep 7 of the Best Boss Ever podcast, Christine interviews four leaders from Rangle - Cindy Diogo, Dawn Jardine, Cher Timmins and Catherine Marchand. Each of them share stories, experiences and qualities they've seen in leaders such as radical candour, empathy, unwavering trust, authenticity, and leaders who meet you where you are. They discuss the importance of psychological safety, being an advocate for other women especially in tech, fostering the next generation of leaders, having space to be creative as well as attracting and retaining the best people in this current war for talent.