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Research shows that employees and individuals typically burn out because they aren't making an impact. It’s hard to make a difference in the world when you’re feeling disconnected and burned out, which is why Dana Williams has leveraged 10 years of practice as a Clifton Strengths Coach and 25 years at Southwest Airlines helping people live into their values at work and at home and have created proprietary frameworks, courses, and tools to help individuals and companies do the same. Dana interviews difference makers who have transformed their lives from the inside out made an impact on the world, and dominate their day.

Dominate Your Day Dana Williams

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Research shows that employees and individuals typically burn out because they aren't making an impact. It’s hard to make a difference in the world when you’re feeling disconnected and burned out, which is why Dana Williams has leveraged 10 years of practice as a Clifton Strengths Coach and 25 years at Southwest Airlines helping people live into their values at work and at home and have created proprietary frameworks, courses, and tools to help individuals and companies do the same. Dana interviews difference makers who have transformed their lives from the inside out made an impact on the world, and dominate their day.

    Creating Inclusive Leadership: A Conversation with Priya Nalkur, Ed.D

    Creating Inclusive Leadership: A Conversation with Priya Nalkur, Ed.D

    My guest today Dr. Priya Nalkur, an accomplished executive and leadership coach, psychologist, and author with an inspiring background that spans Harvard to Yale.
     orn and raised in Canada, Priya shares her journey from facing racism and discrimination as a child to embracing her heritage and leveraging her experiences to foster inclusive leadership. We discuss her book, 'Stumbling Towards Inclusion,' emphasizing the importance of storytelling, empathy, and vulnerability in leadership.
    Priya explains how her own experiences with exclusion and microaggressions fueled her mission to teach leaders about inclusion and equity. Priya also delves into the founding of her company, the Roundtable Institute, and its aim to create spaces for meaningful conversations around inclusion. We also talk the importance of good friendships and the influence of supportive communities in personal and professional growth.
    Episode Minutes:
    Minute 03: Building an Inclusive Leadership Career
    Minute 21: JEDI: Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
    Minute 26: Future of Workplaces
     
    Find out more about my work at Dana Williams Consulting. LinkedIn. Instagram
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    • 35 min
    Monday Motivation: Cultivating High Performing Teams

    Monday Motivation: Cultivating High Performing Teams

    Are you leading as a coach, guiding your team towards success, or are you primarily directing, dictating tasks without fostering growth and empowerment?
    As a coach and leader, I want to challenge you to consider your approach to team dynamics. Think of yourself as the passenger in the driver's seat, guiding and encouraging, rather than the driver on the field. A true leader doesn't play the game; they coach from the sidelines, offering guidance, support, and personalized insights.
    Remember the words of John Quincy Adams: "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, then you are a leader." Let's inspire greatness in ourselves and our teams as we navigate this week together.
    Find out more about my work at Dana Williams Consulting. LinkedIn. Instagram.
    Explore The Strengths Journal™, a powerful tool designed to help you live in your strengths and manage your well-being effectively.

    • 7 min
    Navigating Executive Transitions: Insights from a Chief Strategist Officer

    Navigating Executive Transitions: Insights from a Chief Strategist Officer

    Michelle Merritt , Chief Strategy Officer of D&S Executive Career Management and executive career management expert joins me today to discuss strategies for managing career transitions, salary negotiations, and the importance of networking.
    Michelle shares insights on guiding executives through career changes, the significance of preparing for interviews, and crafting effective resumes and LinkedIn profiles.
    Our chat also covers the value of understanding one's strengths, particularly using the Gallup StrengthsFinder, and how introverts can excel in networking, the role of personal branding and provides practical tips for those undergoing voluntary or involuntary career changes post-COVID-19, showcasing the evolving landscape of executive job searches in 2024.
     
    Episode Overview:
    Minute 3: Strategies for Executives Facing Involuntary Changes
    Minute 14: Salary Negotiation Insights for Executives
    Minute 25: Utilizing Strengths in Executive Coaching and Leadership
     
    Find out more about my work at Dana Williams Consulting. LinkedIn. Instagram.
    Be Energized. Be Productive. Be Empowered. Get your copy of The Strengths Journal™
     

    • 32 min
    Monday Motivation: Unlocking the Power of Listening

    Monday Motivation: Unlocking the Power of Listening

    As we embark on a new week filled with possibilities, I wanted to kick things off by diving into a topic that holds immense importance for leaders like yourself: the art of active listening.
    True mastery lies not in the words we speak, but in our ability to truly listen. This week, let's focus on effective engagement through active listening. Remember, impactful communication begins with an open ear, not an open mouth.
    Thank you for your dedication to leading with empathy and intention. Together, we can create workplaces where every voice is heard and valued
    Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead filled with growth, connection, and meaningful conversations.
     
    Find out more about my work at Dana Williams Consulting. LinkedIn. Instagram.
    You can explore The Strengths Journal™  to further support your leadership journey.

    • 7 min
    Nurturing Organizational Culture: Insights from Dan Bredeson’s Journey from Farm to Fortune 500

    Nurturing Organizational Culture: Insights from Dan Bredeson’s Journey from Farm to Fortune 500

    In this episode of Dominate Your Day, I explore the crucial theme of organizational culture with my guest Dan Bredesen, author of 'The Seeds of Culture.'
    Dan talks about his unique journey from a Wisconsin farm to leading sales teams at a Fortune 500 company and how his diverse experiences shaped his understanding of culture in the corporate world.
    We discuss Dan's concept of 'culture farming,' where, akin to nurturing crops, a culture should be grown organically within an organization rather than forcibly built. He introduces the 'seven seeds of culture,' including effective communication, ethics, psychological safety, diversity, equity, inclusion, generosity, autonomy, and mutual accountability.
    Dan argues that these elements are essential for creating an environment where culture thrives, driving organizational performance and commitment. The episode also highlights the importance of patience, understanding culture as an ongoing process, and how leaders can foster a supportive, inclusive, and high-performing workplace.
    Episode Minutes:
    Minute 1: From Farm to Fortune 500
    Minute 10: Practical Takeaways: Implementing Culture as an Organic Process
    Minute 33: The Seven Seeds of Culture: Building a Strong Foundation
     
    To find out more about my work, please visit Dana Williams Consulting. LinkedIn. Instagram.
    Get your copy of  The Strengths Journal™. Be Energized. Be Productive. Be Empowered.

    • 42 min
    Monday Motivation: Elevate Your Week with Powerful Boundaries

    Monday Motivation: Elevate Your Week with Powerful Boundaries

    I want to discuss a topic that holds immense significance. Boundaries.
    Boundaries signify freedom. Whether you're a corporate leader or a coach, setting boundaries ignites a powerful sense of liberation and control over your life.
    Remember, boundaries aren't about restricting ourselves; they're about creating space for growth and well-being. As Maya Angelou wisely said, "You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won't accept." 
    Find out more about Dana Williams. LinkedIn. Instagram.
    If you're ready to take your strengths development to the next level, check out The Strengths Journal™ the only daily Gallup licensed companion guide for CliftonStrengths®
    Episeode Links:
    Boundaries Updated and Expanded Edition: Henry Cloud & John Townsend

    • 9 min

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