63 episodes

Welcome to Leadership is Changing!

Each week, we and our guests provide information and insights through exploring leading change.

This is taking your leadership to another level by finding the balance between executive excellence and personal well-being through stories that inspire real change.

It’s time to adapt in our fast-moving world when leadership is changing, with your host, Denis Gianoutsos.

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    • Management

Welcome to Leadership is Changing!

Each week, we and our guests provide information and insights through exploring leading change.

This is taking your leadership to another level by finding the balance between executive excellence and personal well-being through stories that inspire real change.

It’s time to adapt in our fast-moving world when leadership is changing, with your host, Denis Gianoutsos.

    Stephanie Murphy - Leadership: Old Wine in New Bottles

    Stephanie Murphy - Leadership: Old Wine in New Bottles

    Dr. Stephanie Murphy currently leads the Assessments & Analytics practice at Dell Technologies. Here she manages global projects such as Dell's employee engagement survey reaching over 140,000 team members, conducts research and surveys to improve Dell’s global performance management and career practices, develops and implements strategies for key executive solutions, and validates skills and assessments that are used to identify and develop talent. She aided in the culture integration efforts as Dell Technologies made history with one of the largest acquisitions in the Tech industry. Stephanie also teaches management courses to undergraduate and graduate students at McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. 
    In the past, Stephanie served as project manager at AROS Consulting, a University-based consulting firm. Here she gained both practical experiences, from working with Fortune 500 hundred companies to nonprofit and local organizations, and research experiences, from measure development to experience sampling methods and Smartphone research. 
    Stephanie holds a B.S. in psychology from the University of New Orleans and a Ph.D. and M.A. in industrial-organizational psychology from Louisiana Tech University.
    On this Episode:
    Hear Stephanie’s background and how she “stumbled” into her area of work.
    Stephanie shares her journey as an African-American woman and how she had others advocate for her to become a leader.
    Hear Stephanie talk about humility in leadership.
    Stephanie and Denis talk about the differences in human and virtual leadership and how to manage both.
    Stephanie talks about moving from hierarchy to collaborative leadership. 
    Hear Stephanie share her thoughts on adaptability in leadership and why it is key.


    Key Takeaways:
    Don’t be afraid to be on someone’s level to build trust.
    To make leadership personal- check in on people more than once.
    Shift your view of leadership from “power” to “empower”. 


    Tweetable Quotes:
    “There is more to leadership than being in power over a team. There was this need to influence people and motivate people.” - Dr. Stephanie Murphy
    “Leadership is putting your team before yourself.” - Dr. Stephanie Murphy


    Dr. Stephanie Murphy:
    LinkedIn: Stephanie Murphy
    Twitter: @dr_smurph4


    Resources:

    • 35 min
    Sake Hitman - Keep Reinventing Yourself

    Sake Hitman - Keep Reinventing Yourself

    Sake Hitman is a globally experienced executive in the areas Business Transformation and Change Management, Organisational Restructuring and Business Process Outsourcing. 
    As Country Manager for Lee Hecht Harrison in New Zealand, Sake works with Managing Directors, senior HR managers and other key stakeholders to plan, negotiate and implement large scale restructures, downsizes and career management projects spanning the public and private sectors, covering all industries. 
    Previously, Sake worked for American Express Advisory Services, providing a mix of management consultancy and e-commerce solutions. 
    Extra-Curricular: As Honorary Consul to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, as an extension to the Dutch Embassy in New Zealand. 
    Sake is a Graduate from the Maastricht School of Management in Maastricht, the Netherlands. 
    On this Episode:
    Sake gives his background and how he got into management.
    Sake shares lessons he learned from one of his favorite leaders and how it has affected Sake’s leadership style.
    Denis and Sake discuss the importance of reinvention and how no leader should be exempt from reinventing themselves.
    Sake explains how being fundamentally approachable as a leader is important especially during changing times.
    Hear why Sake believes leadership is changing faster now and what leaders need to do about it.
    Key Takeaways:
    People connect emotionally with service or a product so keep your focus on customers.
    It’s okay to make mistakes- just not the same one every time.
    Focus on learning individually and providing learning for employees to prepare for the future.


    Tweetable Quote:
    “You need to reinvent yourself to stay current in the marketplace.” 
    Sake Hitman:
    You can find more and connect with Sake on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sake-hitman-33b99b/
    Resources:

    • 28 min
    Ask Denis - How To Become Match Fit

    Ask Denis - How To Become Match Fit

    On this episode of Ask Denis, Denis talks about the topic of becoming match fit. In leadership and entrepreneurship, people can often become board and mundane. When this happens, they do not bring their “A” game. Hear Denis share three ways to take your team from a general readiness to high-performing match fit!
    How to Become Match Fit:
    Health- Think about your diet, water intake, and breathing practices.
    Fitness- Focus on activity or movement for heart-rate.
    Mindset/Knowledge- Determine to ingest knowledge through books, blogs, podcasts, etc, and continue to network.
    Resources:
    Email: denis@leadingchangepartners.com
    Leadership Is Changing FaceBook Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/LeadershipIsChanging/ ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/LeadershipIsChanging/)

    • 20 min
    Eric Skwarczynski - Stories that Inspire

    Eric Skwarczynski - Stories that Inspire

    Eric Skwarczynski has always been a storyteller.
    He has spent the last 7 years fulfilling various media production roles, as a videographer, photographer, writer, graphic designer, and now podcaster. His work has taken him to over 20 states and 13 different countries, and has included a documentary film, an 8-episode mini-series, and several commercials. He is also the creative producer of Build Your Network with Travis Chappell, a top 25 business podcast that has been featured in Forbes and Entrepreneur.
    Eric is also deeply passionate about raising awareness about mental, physical, and sexual abuse within Independent Baptist Churches, and is currently producing a documentary on the subject. His accompanying podcast, “Preacher Boys,” launched in January 2020, and has already accumulated 200k+ downloads.
    On this Episode:
    Eric explains how being passionate about his cause  has given him a platform of leadership because people rally behind the cause and follow.
    Eric and Denis discuss Eric’s inspiring leader and how a unique passion can help attract people to you.
    Eric and Denis talk about the difference between a leader who shows up periodically and those who work in the trenches with their team.
    Hear why some podcasts and digital content by corporate leaders falls flat with their audience and what leaders can focus on to change that.
    Eric talks about developing a leader/follower relationship around giving the tools to your followers to succeed even more than you as the leader.
    Key Takeaways:
    Allow your passion to flow into your work naturally.
    Be a leader who works with your team and instills confidence in their work.
    A successful leader will show what they are doing and bring their followers along the journey. 


    Tweetable Quotes:
    “When leadership fails, it's when people try to push themselves into a position versus allowing a position to come from what they’re already passionate about.” - Eric 
    “My two requirements for any stage of life are: am I in a position where I can continue to learn and am I in a position where I can help the most people I can?” - Eric
    “We’re the multiplier- not the diminisher!” - Denis 


    Eric Skwarczynski:
    Check out his website: www.Preacherboysdoc.com
    Connect with him on Instagram: @eskwarczynski


    Resources:
    Email: denis@leadingchangepartners.com
    Leadership Is Changing FaceBook Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/LeadershipIsChanging/ ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/LeadershipIsChanging/)

    • 42 min
    Jodi Flynn - It Starts From the Top

    Jodi Flynn - It Starts From the Top

    Jodi Flynn of Women Taking the Lead is an Executive Leadership Coach, Podcaster, Author, Speaker, and Workshop Facilitator for high achieving women who are recovering from their last big opportunity or getting ready for the next one. She is the host of the critically acclaimed Women Taking the Lead podcast, and an Amazon bestselling author with her book, Accomplished: How to Go from Dreaming to Doing. She is the President of the board for The Maine Women’s Conference and has been featured in Entrepreneur and Forbes Magazine. 
    On this Episode:
    Jodi tells about her background in psychology and doing what she needed to do while she continued to pursue her passion in coaching.
    Jodi and Denis talk about falling into leadership and how many do not realize they are capable of leadership until it is upon them. 
    Jodi and Denis discuss the characteristics of a great leader.
    Jodi stresses the importance of following your interests.
    Jodi explains the importance for development of women leaders and how this is changing over time.
    Rather than focusing on the bottom line, Jodi says the emphasis of leadership should be change from the top!
    Key Takeaways:
    Leaders must be committed to their own personal development.
    Make sure you are walking your talk.
    When there is a balance of men and women in leadership, there is better long-term sustainability due to better risk assessment. 


    Tweetable Quotes:
    “It’s not about getting into leadership. It’s becoming the leader. Owning it is really important for sure!”- Denis
    “ We don’t just need leaders. We need great leaders.” - Jodi
    “ It’s not like we’re looking for women to take over. We’re looking for  balance.” - Jodi 
    Jodi Flynn:
    Find out more about Jodi at https://womentakingthelead.com (womentakinglead.com)
    Email: jodi@womentakinglead.com
    Connect with her on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jodiflynn/
    Resources:
    Email: denis@leadingchangepartners.com
    Leadership Is Changing FaceBook Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/LeadershipIsChanging/ ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/LeadershipIsChanging/)

    • 41 min
    Ask Denis - How to Supercharge Your Motivation

    Ask Denis - How to Supercharge Your Motivation

    On this episode of Ask Denis, Denis talks about the struggle leaders face in staying motivated during changing times. From the attitudes and obstacles they face, leaders today can have low motivation. So  Denis shares his thoughts and advice on how to supercharge your motivation!
    Key Takeaways:
    Focus on the things you can control
    Constantly remember your purpose
    Celebrate the small wins
    Act first, feel later
    Do visualization exercises
    Break a big goal into smaller goals
    Repeat affirmations daily
    Surround yourself with people who motivate you
    Tweetable Quote: 
    “By visualizing their goal, they bring the future into the present.” 


    Resources:
    Email: denis@leadingchangepartners.com
    Leadership Is Changing FaceBook Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/LeadershipIsChanging/ ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/LeadershipIsChanging/)
    PDF Report: 8 Simple Ways To Supercharge Your Motivation Every Day
    https://www.leadingchangepartners.net/squeeze-page24827609 (https://www.leadingchangepartners.net/squeeze-page24827609) 

    • 22 min

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