A mix of networking tips, interviews with leading business experts and new music from international business networking strategist, speaker and author Andy Lopata
Building Careers Through Relationships: Mark Herschberg
Mark Herschberg the author of The Career Toolkit, has had a varied career from cyber security to creating marketplaces and new authentication systems and teaching at MIT. Andy and Mark take a practical view of how relationships play a key role in a successful career, including both internal relationships in an organisation and widening your network with a diverse external network. Career growth and promotion prospects are linked to how you are perceived and how you sell yourself.
Professional Relationships: Neil Wilkie
Successful but unhappy, Neil Wilkie gave up his business where he had never felt comfortable with the ultimate goal of profit. He moved to Vistage acting as a mentor in mastermind groups. For the first time he felt equal in the community of Vistage Chairs, the collegiate nature which emphasised a shared purpose, openness and support. The desire for approval from his father and family problems were among the negative relationships impacting his career
Neil shares some recommended resources
The Relationship Paradigm with Neil Wilkie
Andy Lopata's guest this week is Neil Wilkie, author, coach and psychotherapist. Andy and Neil discuss how the way you engage with both personal and professional relationships impacts the success you enjoy in your career. Neil focused on relationships and helping successful but unhappy businessmen. He developed a Relationship Paradigm for personal relationships and the discussion looks at how it impacts people in their work and how the paradigm also relates to professional relationships.
Professional Relationships with Jon Baker and Jennifer B. Kahnweiler
Jon, an introvert, was most influenced by extroverts who were people oriented, while he found introverts more task focused. He recalled poor leaders who didn't recognise these different personalities. Jenn had both good and bad managers in the early stages of her career, but there were also fantastic mentors/bosses and others she wanted to emulate. Her negative experiences came from not taking the time to assess personality traits and trying to impose her own ideas. They share favourite books and podcasts.
The Introverts Guide to Building Professional Relationships
Andy Lopata hosts an interesting discussion with Jennifer Kahnweiler and Jon Baker, a self-confessed introvert. They discuss the differences between extroverts and introverts in building relationships, networking and understanding people who may be a different personality type. Andy, Jenn and Jon also talk about the impact of lockdown on introverts where working from home was a benefit but they also missed contact with people. The label is a guide but there is a need to focus on the person.
The Need for Change: Luca Signoretti
Andy Lopata welcomes Connected Leadership Podcast regular contributor Luca Signoretti back and they talk about the need for change and re-visiting where you are in your career and your goals. The pandemic has brought a time of change. Companies are re-structuring and there is a rise in redundancies. Andy and Luca discuss the problems of moving to new areas of business and how good research and a diverse network can help. The value of feedback and a trusted mentor help to negotiate an unfamiliar path.
Congratulations on producing a range of professional podcasts which challenge, enlighten and provide new perspectives.
Love the range of speakers talking about life as they see it, their failings, and their successes.
Lots of learning and new insights. Easy to listen to and if you implement even a small percentage of the ideas you can expect big changes.
Amazing variety of useful perspectives
I love listening to this show for the wide variety of useful perspectives on leadership (both self and of others). Every episode leaves me thinking and taking action.
Great podcast series
Thanks Andy for this great leadership resource. I find the podcasts highly engaging with inspiring guests. Well done!