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The Women Taking the Lead podcast is a resource for women leaders, allies, and organizations looking to promote more women into senior leadership. Episode formats include specific leadership challenges, "on-air" coaching with women leaders, and interviews with internal talent and organizational development leaders. Women Taking the Lead inspires women to overcome self-doubt and lead with confidence, integrity and a sense of humor.

Women Taking the Lead Jodi Flynn | Leadership Development Consultant

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The Women Taking the Lead podcast is a resource for women leaders, allies, and organizations looking to promote more women into senior leadership. Episode formats include specific leadership challenges, "on-air" coaching with women leaders, and interviews with internal talent and organizational development leaders. Women Taking the Lead inspires women to overcome self-doubt and lead with confidence, integrity and a sense of humor.

    Taking Time for Reflection

    Taking Time for Reflection

    I have an update to share with you all.
    If you are not subscribed to the podcast hit the follow or subscribe button so you get the comeback episode when it comes out. And if you know anyone who can benefit from any previous episodes, please share those episodes with them.
    If you are looking for leadership development opportunities for yourself, your team or your organization, reach out to me. We can customize a program that meets your specific needs. You can reach me at jodi@womentakingthelead.com.
    Thank you for your ongoing support and understanding. I’m excited about what the future holds for Women Taking the Lead and for all of us striving to make a difference in the world of work.
    Have a wonderful summer, and I look forward to coming back with renewed energy and a clear vision for the future. Until then, here’s to your success!
    Resources Connect with Jodi Flynn on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jodiflynn
    Leadership Coaching. Find out more about my coaching process, or how to ask your employer to pay for you to work with a coach. https://calendly.com/d/djm-mnc-2km
    Apply to be on an “On-Air Coaching” episode. Are you a female leader who has been promoted in the last year? Apply to be on the podcast. https://forms.gle/xiTZt2JAWZnWEiWp7
    Leadership Operating System Inventory. Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST self-assessment and find out more about yourself as a Leader. https://womentakingthelead.com/leadership-abilities-inventory
    Accomplished: How to Go from Dreaming to Doing. The book containing a simple, step by step system that gives you the foundation and structure to take your goals and make them happen. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N3LH7S0

    • 3 min
    Creating Opportunity for Everyone

    Creating Opportunity for Everyone

    Did you know women represent only 33% of employees in the Tech industry?
    And according to Accenture half of women who go into the tech industry drop out by the age of 35.
    Knowing those stats, it’s great when you hear of a company that is beating those odds. I wanted to know what is making the difference, so I’ve invited Laura Baldwin, the President of O’Reilly Media to share what they are doing at O’Reilly with all of us.
    Meet Laura Baldwin Laura Baldwin began working with O’Reilly Media in October 2001 as Chief Financial Officer and added Chief Operating Officer to her responsibilities before becoming O’Reilly’s first President in March 2011. Prior to O’Reilly, she consulted for the publishing industry with BMR Associates, managing diverse large projects. Her media career started at Chronicle Books, where she was CFO for ten years, contributing to its successful distribution and gift business launch. Laura’s diverse experience in banking, corporate governance, and media fuels her passion for the industry. She credits her leadership ethos to her all-girls high school, where she was taught that leadership is available to anyone who demonstrates initiative and drive regardless of their gender. At O’Reilly, she helped to create a diversity scholarship program and continues to advocate for an inclusive and open workforce.
    In this episode Laura and I discuss: ·         O'Reilly's executive team stat (45% women) and companywide stat of 43% women
    ·         When O’Reilly realized there was a discrepancy in their company, and something needed to change.
    ·         What they are doing differently, which has allowed them to sustainably achieve these numbers.
    ·         O’Reilly’s current focus to help their people continue to have flexibility and manageable workloads.
    Resources Connect with Jodi Flynn on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jodiflynn
    Leadership Coaching. Find out more about my coaching process, or how to ask your employer to pay for you to work with a coach. https://calendly.com/d/djm-mnc-2km
    Apply to be on an “On-Air Coaching” episode. Are you a female leader who has been promoted in the last year? Apply to be on the podcast. https://forms.gle/xiTZt2JAWZnWEiWp7
    Leadership Operating System Inventory. Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST self-assessment and find out more about yourself as a Leader. https://womentakingthelead.com/leadership-abilities-inventory
    Accomplished: How to Go from Dreaming to Doing. The book containing a simple, step by step system that gives you the foundation and structure to take your goals and make them happen. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N3LH7S0
    Where you can find Laura and O’Reilly’s resources O’Reilly’s diversity statement: https://www.oreilly.com/diversity/
    Free diversity resources: https://www.oreilly.com/online-learning/building-diversity/
    Laura Baldwin:  https://www.oreilly.com/people/laura-baldwin/
    Corporate Responsibility in the Age of AI: https://www.oreilly.com/radar/corporate-responsibility-in-the-age-of-ai/

    • 39 min
    Reduce Angst by Increasing Your Commitment

    Reduce Angst by Increasing Your Commitment

    Why do we sometimes struggle to achieve certain goals, while others that are even more challenging are accomplished without much difficulty or stress?
    Any goal designed to create change or transformation takes commitment. And your commitment level - to do what it takes to achieve the goal - determines your experience as you work toward that goal.
    Why is that?
    In this episode we’re exploring why a 100% commitment to your goal makes achieving the goal easier and dare I say much more enjoyable.
     
    Resources Connect with Jodi Flynn on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jodiflynn
    Leadership Coaching. Find out more about my coaching process, or how to ask your employer to pay for you to work with a coach. https://calendly.com/d/djm-mnc-2km
    Apply to be on an “On-Air Coaching” episode. Are you a female leader who has been promoted in the last year? Apply to be on the podcast. https://forms.gle/xiTZt2JAWZnWEiWp7
    Leadership Operating System Inventory. Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST self-assessment and find out more about yourself as a Leader. https://womentakingthelead.com/leadership-abilities-inventory
    Accomplished: How to Go from Dreaming to Doing. The book containing a simple, step by step system that gives you the foundation and structure to take your goals and make them happen. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N3LH7S0

    • 17 min
    Cultivating Psychological Safety in Leadership

    Cultivating Psychological Safety in Leadership

    What does it truly mean to have a psychologically safe workplace and why do so many organizations struggle to create psychologically safe environments?
    According to research released last fall by Wiley, only 53% of individual contributors and 55% of supervisors say they feel safe taking risks at their organizations. Risk taking is a required component of creativity, problem solving, and innovation. A low threshold for risk can be concerning depending on the requirements of the job or the industry one is in.
    In this episode of Women Taking the Lead, we delve into the concept of psychological safety, its profound impact on team performance, the essential behaviors for creating psychological safety, and strategies to overcome challenges.
    Resources Connect with Jodi Flynn on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jodiflynn
    Leadership Coaching. Find out more about my coaching process, or how to ask your employer to pay for you to work with a coach. https://calendly.com/d/djm-mnc-2km
    Apply to be on an “On-Air Coaching” episode. Are you a female leader who has been promoted in the last year? Apply to be on the podcast. https://forms.gle/xiTZt2JAWZnWEiWp7
    Leadership Operating System Inventory. Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST self-assessment and find out more about yourself as a Leader. https://womentakingthelead.com/leadership-abilities-inventory
    Accomplished: How to Go from Dreaming to Doing. The book containing a simple, step by step system that gives you the foundation and structure to take your goals and make them happen. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N3LH7S0

    • 18 min
    Leanne Rodd on Creative Solutions to Meet Unique Talent Requirements

    Leanne Rodd on Creative Solutions to Meet Unique Talent Requirements

    Is finding the right talent a challenge for you?
    This is a topic that frequently comes up in my coaching and consulting conversations.
    Regardless of the size of the company or industry, there is a fear (or realized reality) that the people with the skills and experience needed for a particular position is nearly impossible to find.
    But is that a "Capital T Truth"?
    In this episode, I’m joined by Leanne Rodd of FlexProfessionals to discuss creative solutions to the talent challenge.
    Whether you are an individual who needs a part-time work schedule or a hiring manager struggling to find the right-fit new hire, this episode is going to get you thinking.
    In this episode, Leanne and I discuss: How the workforce has changed and what it is going to look like in the next 10 years. The Hidden Workforce. The populations and companies that benefit from the flexibility space. Creative solutions to meet unique talent requirements. How part-time employees can be a benefit to companies that are growing or transforming. Resources Follow Jodi Flynn on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jodiflynn
    Leadership Coaching. Find out more about my coaching process, or how to ask your employer to pay for you to work with a coach. https://calendly.com/d/djm-mnc-2km
    Apply to be on an “On-Air Coaching” episode. Are you a female leader who has been promoted in the last year? Apply to be on the podcast. https://forms.gle/xiTZt2JAWZnWEiWp7
    Leadership Operating System Inventory. Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST self-assessment and find out more about yourself as a Leader. https://womentakingthelead.com/leadership-abilities-inventory
    Accomplished: How to Go from Dreaming to Doing. The book containing a simple, step by step system that gives you the foundation and structure to take your goals and make them happen. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N3LH7S0
    Where you can find Leanne and FlexProfessionals: Website: https://www.flexprofessionalsllc.com
    Social links:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/leannerodd/
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/flexprofessionalsllc/
    https://www.instagram.com/flexprofessionalsboston/
     

    • 37 min
    What Do You Need More, Time or Energy?

    What Do You Need More, Time or Energy?

    If you could have more time or more energy, which would you choose?
    I’m going to get bold and make the case that many of your challenges would be overcome if you had more energy.
    If you’re like me trying to control time, you take things off your schedule only to find other things have filled that briefly open space. As a result of your effort, you still don’t have any extra time. What you’ve got is a new routine.
    In this episode I’m laying out why you are better served by finding the best ways to renew your energy, rather than looking for more time.
    Resources Leadership Coaching. Find out more about my coaching process, or how to ask your employer to pay for you to work with a coach.
    Apply to be on an “On-Air Coaching” episode. Are you a female leader who has been promoted in the last year? Apply to be on the podcast.
    Leadership Operating System Inventory. Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST self-assessment and find out more about yourself as a Leader.
    Accomplished: How to Go from Dreaming to Doing. The book containing a simple, step by step system that gives you the foundation and structure to take your goals and make them happen.

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

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Awesome!

A really awesome show, very helpful and inspiring!

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Great Podcast...not just for women!

Love the show. Stumbled across it after listening to the Kate Erickson episode. Well made, great host and exciting guests. What more could you ask for? 5*

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Enjoying the show

Wow! Just listened to Barbara Roche on confidence and, if you can’t get confident after hearing her, there’s no hope, lol. I enjoyed that

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