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Learn from the leadership journey of purpose-driven Greater Washington DC DMV CXO Leaders & Changemakers (Tuesdays) and leadership insights from top Global CEOs, Thought Leaders & Best Selling Leadership Book Authors (Thursdays) so you can align better with your purpose, grow professionally with meaning, and have a greater impact. Twice a week Mahan Tavakoli sits down for intimate conversations with diverse purpose-driven leaders to learn from their leadership journeys so we can all improve, grow, and lead as true partnering leaders. Conversations with Greater Washington DC DMV purpose-driven leaders including David Rubenstein, Jean Case, Marty Rodgers, Rosie Allen-Herring, David Gardner, Charito Kruvant, Tien Wong, Irma Becerra, Richard Bynum, Nicole Lynn Lewis, Tony Pierce, and Linda Rabbitt. Impactful insights from Global Thought Leaders including Ken Blanchard, John Kotter, Charlene Li, Ram Charan, Gary Bolles, Aaron Hurst, Natalie Nixon, Greg Satell, Azeem Azhar, Rich Diviney, Maz Jobrani, Vanessa Bohns, Patrick McGinnis, and Michele Wucker. The Partnering Leadership podcast is available on all podcast platforms and at partneringleadership.com. Follow the Partnering Leadership podcast on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/partnering-leadership Twitter: @PartneringLead Instagram: @partneringleadership Facebook: @DMVchangemakers Unleash Your Team's Potential: mahantavakoli.com Follow Mahan Tavakoli on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/mahan Twitter: @mahany Email: mahan@mahantavakoli.com.

Partnering Leadership Mahan Tavakoli

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

Learn from the leadership journey of purpose-driven Greater Washington DC DMV CXO Leaders & Changemakers (Tuesdays) and leadership insights from top Global CEOs, Thought Leaders & Best Selling Leadership Book Authors (Thursdays) so you can align better with your purpose, grow professionally with meaning, and have a greater impact. Twice a week Mahan Tavakoli sits down for intimate conversations with diverse purpose-driven leaders to learn from their leadership journeys so we can all improve, grow, and lead as true partnering leaders. Conversations with Greater Washington DC DMV purpose-driven leaders including David Rubenstein, Jean Case, Marty Rodgers, Rosie Allen-Herring, David Gardner, Charito Kruvant, Tien Wong, Irma Becerra, Richard Bynum, Nicole Lynn Lewis, Tony Pierce, and Linda Rabbitt. Impactful insights from Global Thought Leaders including Ken Blanchard, John Kotter, Charlene Li, Ram Charan, Gary Bolles, Aaron Hurst, Natalie Nixon, Greg Satell, Azeem Azhar, Rich Diviney, Maz Jobrani, Vanessa Bohns, Patrick McGinnis, and Michele Wucker. The Partnering Leadership podcast is available on all podcast platforms and at partneringleadership.com. Follow the Partnering Leadership podcast on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/partnering-leadership Twitter: @PartneringLead Instagram: @partneringleadership Facebook: @DMVchangemakers Unleash Your Team's Potential: mahantavakoli.com Follow Mahan Tavakoli on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/mahan Twitter: @mahany Email: mahan@mahantavakoli.com.

    How to Command Attention at Work (and at Home) by Managing Your Social Presence with Georgetown McDonough School of Business Professor Jeanine Turner | Greater Washington DC DMV Changemaker

    How to Command Attention at Work (and at Home) by Managing Your Social Presence with Georgetown McDonough School of Business Professor Jeanine Turner | Greater Washington DC DMV Changemaker

    In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Jeanine Turner, a professor at Georgetown University, where she teaches at the Communication, Culture and Technology Program and the McDonough School of Business. Jeanine Turner is also the author of Being Present: Commanding Attention at Work (and at Home) by Managing Your Social Presence. Jeanine Turner shares her research and interviews on factors that impact our social presence. Jeanine also shares four communication choices and their role in social presence. 


    Some highlights:
    -The impact of technology on presence and relationships
    -Jeanine Turner on different types of social presence 
    -Jeanine Turner on multitasking and budgeted presence 
    -The importance of learning to allocate social presence
    -Jeanine Turner on how to be intentional in managing presence
     -The challenges of presence in virtual and hybrid interactions
     -The impact of social presence on organizational culture


    Connect with Jeanine Turner:
    Jeanine Turner Website 
    Being Present on Amazon
    Jeanine Turner on Twitter
    Jeanine Turner on LinkedIn

    Connect with Mahan Tavakoli:
    https://mahantavakoli.com/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/mahan/
     
    More information and resources available at the Partnering Leadership Podcast website: 
    https://www.partneringleadership.com/

    • 39 min
    How to Become a Referrable brand, Access Anyone and Build Meaningful Connections with Michael Roderick | Partnering Leadership Global Thought Leader

    How to Become a Referrable brand, Access Anyone and Build Meaningful Connections with Michael Roderick | Partnering Leadership Global Thought Leader

    In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Michael Roderick, founder, and C.E.O. of Small Pond Enterprises and host of the Access to Anyone Podcast. Michael Roderick shares practices and frameworks on connecting with others more effectively and becoming a referrable brand. Michael also shared that organizations can use the same lessons to make their brands stand out. Finally, Michael Roderick shares his thoughts on how we can become memorable both as individuals and organizations.
     

    Some highlights:

    - The importance of building connections and how to do it well 

    - Michael Roderick going from high school teacher to a Broadway producer

    - How to share your message in a way that keeps others interested

    - Michael Roderick on organizational branding

    - How to make yourself and your message memorable 

    - How to develop deeper connections

    - Michael Roderick's principles for creating a referrable brand

    - Becoming more memorable through L.E.S.S.

    - Michael Roderick on the "Giver's Fix"

    - The value of weak ties and how to tap into them

    - How to stay connected with your network



    Mentioned:
    -Mark Sanford Granovetter, an American sociologist known for his theory on spreading information in social networks known as "The Strength of Weak Ties."
    -Dorie Clark, an American author and executive education professor at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business
    -Adam Grant, an organizational psychologist and bestselling author


     Connect with Michael Roderick:
    Small Pond Enterprises Website
    Access To Anyone Podcast
    The Referability Rater 
    Michael Roderick on Facebook
    Michael Roderick on Twitter
    Michael Roderick on LinkedIn


    Connect with Mahan Tavakoli:
    https://mahantavakoli.com/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/mahan/
     
    More information and resources available at the Partnering Leadership Podcast website: 
    https://www.partneringleadership.com/

    • 52 min
    A Life-Long Commitment to the Girl Scouts and Giving Back to the Community with Diane Tipton, CEO Self Storage Zone | Greater Washington DC DMV Changemaker

    A Life-Long Commitment to the Girl Scouts and Giving Back to the Community with Diane Tipton, CEO Self Storage Zone | Greater Washington DC DMV Changemaker

    In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Diane Tipton, Chief Executive Officer and President at Self Storage Zone and Board Member at the Girl Scouts of the USA. Diane shares her humble beginnings in Georgia and how challenges shaped her into who she has become. Diane also talked about her work in accounting and why she decided to start a company. Finally, Diane Tipton shared the reason for her passion for Girl Scouts and the organization's impact on developing the next generation of leaders.  

    Some highlights:

    -Diane's origin story and being judged on her appearance 

    -Diane Tipton on the importance of female role models

    -Diane's journey in the corporate and why she founded her own company

    -Diane's passion for service to the community 

    -Diane Tipton's leadership in Girl Scouts of Nation's Capital and Girl Scouts USA 


    Mentioned:
    - Lyles Carr, Senior Vice President at The McCormick Group (Listen to the Partnering Leadership Podcast episode with Lyles Carr)


    Connect with Diane Tipton:
    Self Storage Zone Website
    Girl Scouts Org
    Diane Tipton on LinkedIn


    Connect with Mahan Tavakoli:
    https://mahantavakoli.com/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/mahan/
     
    More information and resources available at the Partnering Leadership Podcast website: 
    https://www.partneringleadership.com/

    • 39 min
    How to Activate Your Brand Purpose and Transform Your Organization by Harnessing the Power of Movements with Chip Walker | Partnering Leadership Global Thought Leader

    How to Activate Your Brand Purpose and Transform Your Organization by Harnessing the Power of Movements with Chip Walker | Partnering Leadership Global Thought Leader

    In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Chip Walker, head of Strategy at StrawberryFrog Movement, Brand Business and Cultural Strategist, and co-author of Activate Brand Purpose: How to Harness the Power of Movements to Transform Your Company. Chip Walker talks about brand purpose and its importance in guiding organizations. Chip Walker also shares actionable ideas on what leaders can do to activate brand purpose in their organizations.  
     

    Some highlights:

    - The difference between defining a purpose and activating a purpose
    - Chip Walker on how to make purpose statements actionable
    - Actions that leaders can take in activating movements within their organizations
    - Movement thinking as a way to activate an organizational purpose. 
    - Chip Walker on purpose in a hybrid work environment



    Mentioned:
    - Aaron Hurst (Listen to the Partnering Leadership conversation with Aaron Hurst)
    - Ranjay Gulati (Listen to the Partnering Leadership conversation with Ranjay Gulati)
    - Greg Satell (Listen to the Partnering Leadership conversation with Greg Satell)
    - How Companies Can Balance Social Impact and Financial Goals by Marya Besharov, Wendy K. Smith, and Michael L. Tushman
     


    Connect with Chip Walker:
    Activate brand Purpose Book Website
    Activate Brand Purpose on Amazon
    Chip Walker Website
    StrawberryFrog
    Chip Walker on Twitter
    Chip Walker on LinkedIn

    Connect with Mahan Tavakoli:
    https://mahantavakoli.com/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/mahan/


    More information and resources available at the Partnering Leadership Podcast website: 
    https://www.partneringleadership.com/

    • 36 min
    Lead with Kindness, the most powerful, least costly and most underrated agent of human change | Mahan Tavakoli Partnering Leadership Insight

    Lead with Kindness, the most powerful, least costly and most underrated agent of human change | Mahan Tavakoli Partnering Leadership Insight

    In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli shares his perspectives and research about the need for kindness and how it can impact teams and organizations. Mahan also highlighted effective ways of showing kindness while initiating a ripple effect in our organizations and the community. 


    Some highlights:

    -Pre and post-pandemic effects on kindness

    -How showing kindness can be contagious 

    -Two specific ways of being kinder to those around us 

    -Starting a kindness ripple 





    Mentioned:
    - Christine Porath, Associate Professor of Management at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University; Why being respectful to your coworkers is good for business
    - Jamil Zaki, Professor of Psychology; Author of THE WAR FOR KINDNESS
    - Bob Kerry, American politician who served as the 35th Governor of Nebraska from 1983 to 1987 and as a United States Senator from Nebraska from 1989 to 2001


    Connect with Mahan Tavakoli:
    https://mahantavakoli.com/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/mahan/


    More information and resources available at the Partnering Leadership Podcast website: 
    https://www.partneringleadership.com/
     

    • 7 min
    Building a Thriving Organization by Helping Clients Implement OKRs, Achieve Better Alignment and Strategy Execution with Workboard CEO Deidre Paknad | Partnering Leadership Global Thought Leader

    Building a Thriving Organization by Helping Clients Implement OKRs, Achieve Better Alignment and Strategy Execution with Workboard CEO Deidre Paknad | Partnering Leadership Global Thought Leader

    In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Deidre Paknad, co-founder and CEO of WorkBoard and founder of Results Foundry. Deidre Paknad shared her journey leading to her success as the founder of three start-ups. Deidre also talked about her founding of Workboard and how the organization supports its clients to execute their strategy faster by effective implementation of OKRs.   Deidre Paknad also shared her thoughts on the future of work and what organizations can do to thrive through uncertainty.


    Some highlights:
    - What led Deidre Paknad to become an entrepreneur
    - The challenges faced by the first time entrepreneur 
    - Deidre Paknad on the advantages and disadvantages of working at IBM 
    - The origin story of Workboard
    - Deidre Paknad being told that she has three strikes against her
    - How Workboard helps companies achieve alignment through OKRs 
    - How the pandemic sped up the pace of change 
    - Deidre Paknad's advice on how to get every member of an organization to focus
    - Deidre on the leadership capabilities that are required throughout the organization.
    - How to transform a culture of complacency into a culture of ambition 
    - Deidre Paknad on facing personal and business challenges as a CEO during the pandemic
    - How presence can help unlock an organization's potential  
     
     
    Mentioned:
    - Larry Robertson (Listen to the Partnering Leadership conversation with Larry Robertson)
    - Azeem Azhar (Listen to the Partnering Leadership conversation with Azeem Azhar)
    - Sarah Stein Greenberg (Listen to the Partnering Leadership conversation with Sarah Stein Greenberg)
    - John Doerr, chairman of Kleiner Perkins and the author of Measure What Matters
    - Daniel Kahneman, Nobel Prize-winning economist, and psychologist




    Connect with Deidre Paknad:
    WorkBoard Website
    OKR Podcast 
    Deidre Paknad on Twitter
    Deidre Paknad on LinkedIn

    Connect with Mahan Tavakoli:
    https://mahantavakoli.com/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/mahan/


    More information and resources available at the Partnering Leadership Podcast website: 
    https://www.partneringleadership.com/
     

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Alex425xyz ,

Great insights, great guests!

I listened to the recent episode with Jerry Sachs and it had some great insights into how to make an impact in your community through leadership efforts. This episode is so applicable to a wide audience! As a small business owner who puts an emphasis on community service and regularly giving back, this episode gave me ideas on how to implement some of the best practices mentioned to make an impact past monetary donations to specific organizations. Mahan did a great job personalizing Jerry’s experiences and expertise as a leader to be applicable for listeners - a true testament to his hosting.

Todd Cherches ,

One of my very favorite leadership podcasts!

When it comes to leadership, Mahan Tavakoli definitely knows his stuff! And when it comes to engaging and informative conversations with a wide range of terrific guests talking about leadership, the Partnering Leadership podcast is one of the best show out there. It is one of the few podcasts that I make it a point never to miss an episode of.

Coach Kon ,

Adding Value through Unique and Authentic Perspectives

Mahan is an amazing facilitator of insights as he brings out the best in his guests for the benefit of his audience. His extensive experience and background in business, leadership, and learning only add depth and perspective to the discussions. Mahan's servant leadership aproach gives each guest the opportunity to share their unique perspectives and leadership journey with the audience. He is not afraid to let his guests shine and his anti-fragility comes through in the honesty and intimacy of the discussions. I was a fan before becoming a guest, but more importantly I am richer for the opportunity to be a friend. Keep up the great work Mahan!

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