29 episodes

Tackle Tuesday is a podcast series that tackles different issues in the workplace. Grab a coffee and join me on Tuesdays where we will explore topics such as, leading with emotion, diversity and inclusion, and how to create resilient and agile work cultures. Together we will explore issues people within organizations are tackling today and strategies that will support them in creating workplaces that are filled with possibility.

Tackle Tuesday Johanna Pagonis

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Tackle Tuesday is a podcast series that tackles different issues in the workplace. Grab a coffee and join me on Tuesdays where we will explore topics such as, leading with emotion, diversity and inclusion, and how to create resilient and agile work cultures. Together we will explore issues people within organizations are tackling today and strategies that will support them in creating workplaces that are filled with possibility.

    Love as a Business Strategy | Season 2 | Ep. 4

    Love as a Business Strategy | Season 2 | Ep. 4

    SUMMARY
    In this month’s episode, I hosted a round table style interview with Mohammad Anwar and Jeff Ma, senior leaders at Softway Solutions a software tech company and co-authors of the bestselling book, Love as a Business Strategy.
     
    Mohammad and Jeff shared that after years of continued growth and success the company reached a point where their aggressive growth strategies failed them, and they began to lose clients and profits in an almost fatal downward spiral. 
    After rethinking their business culture and hoping to reverse the downward trend, they were inspired upon Mohammad hearing a football coach who used love as a strategy to help support the whole team. Mohammad was astonished that the team embraced love in this way and began to make small changes to shift the culture at Softway to put love at the heart of the business.
    Listen in to discover Softway Solution’s Platinum Rule and how empathy has been the necessary element to increased diversity and inclusion in their teams.

    *Timestamps are listed below links.

    LINKS
    Love as a Business Strategy website
    Softway Solutions
    Love as a Business Strategy podcast
    Culture+
    Mohammad Anwar on LinkedIn
    Mohammad Anwar on Facebook
    Mohammad Anwar on Instagram
    Jeffrey Ma on LinkedIn

    TIMESTAMPS
    [03:17] Mohammad explains the origins of Love as a Business Strategy
    [06:41] The culture of love
    [09:56] Jeffrey’s story of joining Softway
    [12:41] Redefining what an expert is 
    [13:47] The before and after of using love as a business strategy
    [18:23] The six pillars of love in the workplace 
    [22:57] What is empathy in the workplace?
    [27:48] How empathy leads to greater diversity and inclusion
    [30:42] The Platinum Rule
    [33:12] What is empowerment and how does inclusion lead to empowered employees? 
    [37:56] What’s the ROI on using love as a business strategy? 
    [41:37] Writing a book with four authors
    [47:27] What is Culture+?


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    • 55 min
    Leading Through Inclusion & Empathy | Season 2 | Ep. 3

    Leading Through Inclusion & Empathy | Season 2 | Ep. 3

    SUMMARY
    On this month's episode of Tackle Tuesday, I invited professional speaker Jeff A.D. Martin onto the show to talk about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. 
    Jeff is familiar with loss and hardship due to the tragic death of his cousin Omar, who was killed in 2005. Today, he is a community advocate who provides programs on self-worth, leadership, diversity, and inclusion. 
    Jeff and I discussed how you can foster an inclusive atmosphere in the workplace, beginning with active listening and empathy. 
    *Timestamps are below the links.

    LINKS
    Jeff A.D. Martin website
    Jeff A.D. Martin on Instagram
    Jeff A.D. Martin on Twitter
    Jeff A.D. Martin on Facebook
    Jeff A.D. Martin on YouTube
    KNew Me on Amazon
    Brothers From The 6 book
    TIMESTAMPS
    [02:38] I welcome guest Jeff A.D. Martin onto the show and ask him to talk about his book, ‘KNew me’
    [05:17] Jeff’s origin story
    [06:19] The worst moment of Jeff’s life
    [08:19] “I’m going to be a part of the change that this world needs to see”
    [09:45] How Jeff gained the courage to share his story
    [11:29] Your story is the key to somebody else’s lock
    [15:48] What are diversity, equity and inclusion? 
    [17:45] “Treat people the way they want to be treated”
    [20:10] How can you bring inclusion into the heart of your workplace?
    [21:48] The importance of listening
    [23:39] The role of empathy in the workplace
    [26:46] Demonstrating empathy, even when it’s hard to relate
    [27:35] When Jeff had to empathize with someone different from him
    [33:29] Going into a difficult conversation with a curiosity mindset
    [37:16] How can you support someone who discloses personal information to you?
    [40:36] What are the benefits of diversity, equity, and inclusion? 
    [43:20] Implicit bias training from Harvard University
    [44:30] How to handle the fallout from saying something culturally insensitive 
    [46:49] Jeff’s plans for the future 
    [47:50] Jeff’s forthcoming book on diversity, equity, and inclusion for middle school-aged children
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    • 50 min
    Woman Up! | Season 2 | Ep. 2

    Woman Up! | Season 2 | Ep. 2

    SUMMARY

    Over the last year and a half, women have made important strides in gaining representation in senior leadership, but the pandemic continues to take a toll as women are significantly more burned out than their male counterparts.
    In this month’s episode of Tackle Tuesday, I discuss some of the challenges I faced as a female leader in a male dominated industry and how that led me to designing the Woman Up! program. 
    I also discuss the confidence gap and imposter syndrome theories and why I believe these theories create more challenges for women seeking entry into leadership positions.
    I have experienced lack of confidence throughout the years, even with the launching of Woman Up, but my stepson recently reminded me how important it is to be a role-model and woman up myself. So that is what I am doing!
    I hope you enjoy this month’s episode and the personal stories I share.

    LINKS


    Woman Up! Complimentary Webinar: https://awesome-designer-1283.ck.page/cc769b884f Woman Up! Ignite the Leader in You 8-week Program: https://learn.sinogapsolutions.com/courses/womanup\ Contact Johanna:  https://calendly.com/sinogapsolutions/conversation Support the show (https://paypal.me/sinogapsolutions?locale.x=en_US)

    • 43 min
    Moving Beyond Compliance | Season 2 | Ep. 1

    Moving Beyond Compliance | Season 2 | Ep. 1

    SUMMARY

    In this episode, we dove into the difference between compliance and commitment and the importance of creating a culture of commitment to achieve due diligence in our safety management systems.
    We touch on some key points for how employers can get at the heart of culture to nurture a safety-orientated workplace.
    Chris and I have been working together over the past two years developing a revolutionary program that give supervisors the skills in creating a culture of commitment. We are so excited to launch Moving Beyond Compliance this coming October!

    For more information about the course, check out the course page here!

    If you have any questions feel free to send us an email to info@sinogapsolutions.com

    LINKS
    Moving Beyond Compliance
    F2 Legal Counsel
    Chris' LinkedIn Profile
    Sinogap Solutions Leadership Consulting We help you achieve your company's mission by maximizing the human potential across your workforce.Support the show (https://paypal.me/sinogapsolutions?locale.x=en_US)

    • 46 min
    Farewell to Season 1!

    Farewell to Season 1!

    I remember when I decided to launch my podcast. I wasn’t sure what I was doing or if anyone would actually listen to it. Over time I not only got the hang of it, but I also discovered I had a true passion for interviewing thought leaders and experts in the field of leadership and organizational learning. When it came to selecting content for the show, I reached out to others to ask what they wanted to learn more about.  
     So, it goes without saying that as my team and I develop our Season 2 schedule, we would love to learn more about what is meaningful and relevant to you. What are pressing issues you are dealing with in your organization that you need support with? Are there influential leaders you think we should interview?

    Click on the feedback button below to share your thoughts. Your input could shape our Season 2 rollout!

    SHARE YOUR FEEDBACK NOW!

    Connect with us on Instagram and LinkedIn to stay up to date with our second season's launch date!

    Thank you once again for all of your support and listening to the show.

    You can also listen some of my favourite episodes from Season 1 now!
     Episode 3: Power of Coaching 
    Episode 5: How One Police Service Modernized Recruiting with Mentoring 
    Episode 8: Taco Tuesday: Authentic Leaders 
    Episode 10: Innovation - Experimenting in the Margins 
    Sinogap Solutions Leadership Consulting We help you achieve your company's mission by maximizing the human potential across your workforce.Support the show (https://paypal.me/sinogapsolutions?locale.x=en_US)

    • 5 min
    Ep. 22 | Radical Acceptance

    Ep. 22 | Radical Acceptance

    SUMMARY

    For this week’s Tackle Tuesday episode, I was joined by Life & Wellness Coach and Yoga & Meditation Instructor, Elyse Cathrea. Elyse helps folks go from feeling disconnected and stuck, frustrated in life, wondering things like “is this what it’s supposed to be like” to feeling excited about creating a life they are connected to. Through yoga and mindfulness Elyse helps clients reconnect to their bodies and themselves in order to build a life they love.
     In this episode we dove into the concept of radical acceptance and how to ground your feelings through coming home to yourself. We discussed how important it is to allow ourselves the opportunity to feel all of our feelings, accept them, and them use them to make us stronger and happier. 
    Our conversation had lots of eye-opening moments for me, and I have no doubt it will be the same for you.

    This episode marks the end of Season 1. Connect with us on Instagram and LinkedIn to stay up to date with our second season's launch date!

    LINKS
    https://www.cathreacoachingandwellness.com/
    Instagram Business: Cathreacoachingandwellness 
    Instagram Personal: ElyseCathrea
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elyse-cathrea 
    Sinogap Solutions Leadership Consulting We help you achieve your company's mission by maximizing the human potential across your workforce.Support the show (https://paypal.me/sinogapsolutions?locale.x=en_US)

    • 46 min

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