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Welcome to Engaging Leader, your source for principles to communicate, engage, and lead with greater impact. This podcast will help you inspire trust, passion, and action.

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Welcome to Engaging Leader, your source for principles to communicate, engage, and lead with greater impact. This podcast will help you inspire trust, passion, and action.

    220: Engaging a Remote Workforce | with Matthew Pierce

    220: Engaging a Remote Workforce | with Matthew Pierce

    This is a special episode of Engaging Leader, featuring part 1 of an excerpt of Jesse’s live interview on TechSmith’s Visual Lounge with Matt Pierce to share tips for engaging a remote workforce.

    How effectively are you communicating with your remote workforce?

    Remote communication is more widespread than it’s ever been. Many people now have to communicate almost entirely online, using virtual tools such as email, and audio and visual communication like video calls.

    But remote communication can bring new challenges. Ideas can get lost in virtual translation, or people can be indifferent to taking action. So, how can you ensure that your communication is clear, motivates your audience to act, and helps you reach your desired outcome?

     

    Resources Mentioned in This Episode:



    Video version of this interview at TechSmith Visual Lounge

    Homepage: TechSmith Visual Lounge

    Website: TechSmith.com

    Example of Simple Visual Story video for Owens Corning 

    Twitter: @JesseLahey

    LinkedIn: /jesselahey



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    • 18 min
    219: How Women Leaders Can Master a Remote Work Environment | with Charlene Walters, MBA, PhD

    219: How Women Leaders Can Master a Remote Work Environment | with Charlene Walters, MBA, PhD

     

    We’ve entered a new era with more people than ever working remotely, especially from home. This past year, according to author Charlene Walters, women have made up 80% of the people who left the on-site workforce during the pandemic.  

    In this second of a two-part interview, Jesse is joined again by Charlene to discuss tips from her new book LAUNCH YOUR INNER ENTREPRENEUR: 10 Mindset Shifts for Women to Take Action, Unleash Creativity, and Achieve Financial Success. This conversation includes:



    The challenges female leaders and “fempreneurs” face about working from home

    How to master a remote work environment and balance it with your leadership

    Tips for leading a remote team

    Fostering engagement and loyalty in a virtual environment



    Charlene Walters, MBA, Ph.D. is an entrepreneurship coach, business and branding mentor, author, and trainer. She developed a digital entrepreneurship MBA program, has taught hundreds of business and marketing courses at a number of universities, and has led workshops for Entrepreneur Magazine’s Insider Platform and other corporations.

     

    Resources Mentioned in This Episode:



    Book: Launch Your Inner Entrepreneur

    Twitter: /CWaltersPhD

     Instagram: /charlenewaltersphd

     LinkedIn: /in/charlenewaltersphd

    Website:  OwnYourOther.com



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    • 18 min
    218: Overcoming the Challenges Faced By Women Entrepreneurs and Leaders | with Charlene Walters, MBA, PhD

    218: Overcoming the Challenges Faced By Women Entrepreneurs and Leaders | with Charlene Walters, MBA, PhD

     

    Many people say that entrepreneurship is often still a man’s world ― despite the fact that 42 percent of all small business or franchise owners are women, and there are 13 million female-owned businesses contributing to $1.9 trillion in revenue in the US. According to author Charlene Walters, a multitude of research has shown that many women entrepreneurs and leaders struggle more than men with certain issues that may thwart their success.

    In this interview with Charlene, we discuss tips from her new book LAUNCH YOUR INNER ENTREPRENEUR: 10 Mindset Shifts for Women to Take Action, Unleash Creativity, and Achieve Financial Success. Our conversation includes:



    The challenges female leaders and “fempreneurs” face in the world of work and business … and how to reframe them as opportunities

    How to overcome imposter syndrome

    How to deal with haters

    How to fight self-sabotage



    Charlene Walters, MBA, Ph.D. is an entrepreneurship coach, business and branding mentor, author, and trainer. She developed a digital entrepreneurship MBA program, has taught hundreds of business and marketing courses at a number of universities, and has led workshops for Entrepreneur Magazine’s Insider Platform and other corporations.

     

    Resources Mentioned in This Episode:



    Book: Launch Your Inner Entrepreneur

    Twitter: /CWaltersPhD

     Instagram: /charlenewaltersphd

     LinkedIn: /in/charlenewaltersphd

    Website:  OwnYourOther.com



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    • 28 min
    217: The Business of WE – Closing the Gap Between Us vs Them part 2 | with Laura Kriska

    217: The Business of WE – Closing the Gap Between Us vs Them part 2 | with Laura Kriska

     

    Us versus Them gaps have always affected the American workplace – Sales versus Marketing, Manufacturing versus Engineering, Human Resources versus Legal. But today there is an urgent need to address a wide range of culture gaps, especially due to the impact of the pandemic, racism and protests in support of Black Lives Matter, and an intensely divisive U.S. presidential election.

    No matter what your politics, one thing is clear — the old tools just don’t work; a new approach to diversity, cultural difference, and inclusion is urgently needed. What can business leaders do to create true synergy among the diverse and often fiercely divided members of their workforce?

    In this interview with Laura Kriska, author of the new book The Business of WE, we discuss a practical roadmap for building cohesive, high-performing teams, regardless of personal differences. Drawing on her decades of international experience as a cross-cultural consultant, Kriska shares her proven three-step method for closing the gap between Us and Them in your workplace.

    Our conversation includes:



    Simple examples of “We-Building” behaviors or gestures

    Overview of the 3-step process for closing Us versus Them gaps in your workplace

    Actions that will contribute toward building a WE culture

    Tips for we-building while working from home, especially during this pandemic?

    How can people use the WE-building tools in their daily lives,  both the workplace and beyond



    Laura Kriska is an internationally recognized expert and leading consultant on cross-cultural relations with more than 30 years of experience bridging gaps in diverse workplaces. She has worked with Fortune 500 companies on four continents, helping thousands of business leaders and professionals build trust across Us versus Them differences based on nationality, ethnicity, race, religion, age, or any factor of identity. Her first book, The Accidental Office Lady, was based on her experience as the first American woman to work in Honda Motor Company’s Tokyo headquarters.

     

















     

     





     

     

     

     

     



    Resources Mentioned in This Episode:



    Websites: laurakriska.com

    Book:  The Business of WE: The Proven Three-Step Process for Closing the Gap Between Us and Them in Your Workplace

    Instagram: /laurakriska_author/

    Facebook: /LauraKriskaauthor

    Twitter: /LauraKriska

    LinkedIn: /in/laura-kriska

    * mentimeter.com

    * hcleadershipessentials.com



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    • 23 min
    216: The Business of WE – Closing the Gap Between Us vs Them part 1 | with Laura Kriska

    216: The Business of WE – Closing the Gap Between Us vs Them part 1 | with Laura Kriska

     

    Us versus Them gaps have always affected the American workplace – Sales versus Marketing, Manufacturing versus Engineering, Human Resources versus Legal. But today there is an urgent need to address a wide range of culture gaps, especially due to the impact of the pandemic, racism and protests in support of Black Lives Matter, and an intensely divisive U.S. presidential election.

    No matter what your politics, one thing is clear — the old tools just don’t work; a new approach to diversity, cultural difference, and inclusion is urgently needed. What can business leaders do to create true synergy among the diverse and often fiercely divided members of their workforce?

    In this interview with Laura Kriska, author of the new book The Business of WE, we discuss a practical roadmap for building cohesive, high-performing teams, regardless of personal differences. Drawing on her decades of international experience as a cross-cultural consultant, Kriska shares her proven three-step method for closing the gap between Us and Them in your workplace.

    Our conversation includes:



    Simple examples of “We-Building” behaviors or gestures

    Overview of the 3-step process for closing Us versus Them gaps in your workplace

    Actions that will contribute toward building a WE culture

    Tips for we-building while working from home, especially during this pandemic?

    How can people use the WE-building tools in their daily lives,  both the workplace and beyond



    Laura Kriska is an internationally recognized expert and leading consultant on cross-cultural relations with more than 30 years of experience bridging gaps in diverse workplaces. She has worked with Fortune 500 companies on four continents, helping thousands of business leaders and professionals build trust across Us versus Them differences based on nationality, ethnicity, race, religion, age, or any factor of identity. Her first book, The Accidental Office Lady, was based on her experience as the first American woman to work in Honda Motor Company’s Tokyo headquarters.

     

















     

     





     

     

     

     

     



    Resources Mentioned in This Episode:



    Websites: laurakriska.com

    Book:  The Business of WE: The Proven Three-Step Process for Closing the Gap Between Us and Them in Your Workplace

    Instagram: /laurakriska_author/

    Facebook: /LauraKriskaauthor

    Twitter: /LauraKriska

    LinkedIn: /in/laura-kriska

    * mentimeter.com

    * hcleadershipessentials.com



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    • 24 min
    215: The Long-Distance Teammate | with Kevin Eikenberry and Wayne Turmel

    215: The Long-Distance Teammate | with Kevin Eikenberry and Wayne Turmel

     

    Working remotely isn’t just a new normal that we must learn to live with. It’s an opportunity to work and lead in ways that provide great operational and productivity results for the organization, as well as to be a part of a great team while finding individual meaning and purpose too. 

    But there is a big difference between working from home … and feeling like and being an effective member of a remote team. How can you be a great teammate and leader while working at a distance from the people you collaborate with?

    In this interview with the authors of the new book The Long-Distance Teammate, we discuss tips for being an effective member of a remote team, leading well as a remote leader, and how to combat the very real potential of isolation and loneliness when working from home.

    Kevin Eikenberry and Wayne Turmel are cofounders of the Remote Leadership Institute. Kevin has twice been named one of Inc.’s Top 100 Leadership and Management Experts in the World. They have written dozens of books separately and together, including their previous book The Long-Distance Leader.

     

    Resources Mentioned in This Episode:



    * Website: longdistanceteammate.com

    * Book: The Long-Distance Teammate – Stay Engaged and Connected While Working Anywhere

    * Book: The Long-Distance Leader: Rules for Remarkable Remote Leadership

    * Book: Remarkable Leadership, From Bud to Boss—Secrets to a Successful Transition to Remarkable Leadership

    * LinkedIn: /in/kevineikenberry and /in/wayneturmel 

    * Twitter: /KevinEikenberry and /greatwebmeeting 



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