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Learn from the leadership journey of Greater Washington DC region changemakers and global thought leaders so you can align better with your purpose, grow professionally with meaning, and have a greater impact. Each week Mahan Tavakoli sits down for an intimate conversation with diverse leaders to learn from their leadership journeys so we can all improve, grow, and have a greater impact. PartneringLeadership.com

Partnering Leadership Mahan Tavakoli

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Learn from the leadership journey of Greater Washington DC region changemakers and global thought leaders so you can align better with your purpose, grow professionally with meaning, and have a greater impact. Each week Mahan Tavakoli sits down for an intimate conversation with diverse leaders to learn from their leadership journeys so we can all improve, grow, and have a greater impact. PartneringLeadership.com

    Rethinking Competitive Advantage: New Rules for the Digital Age with Ram Charan | Thought Leader

    Rethinking Competitive Advantage: New Rules for the Digital Age with Ram Charan | Thought Leader

    In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Ram Charan, a world-renowned business consultant, former professor, and author of over 30 best-selling leadership books, including his most recent book, Rethinking Competitive Advantage. Ram Charan talks about digital transformation and how organizations can adapt to achieve a competitive advantage.


    Some highlights:

    -The difference between leaders and business people
    -Ram Charan on the importance of understanding consumer behavior 
    -Ram Charan on the impact of technology on organizations
    -How to achieve a competitive advantage
    -Importance of leadership and board accountability
    -Ram Charan on how successful leaders think


    Also mentioned in this episode:

    Andy Grove, former CEO of Intel Corporation
    Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric 
    AG Lafley, former CEO of Procter and Gamble
    Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple
    Tim Cook, CEO of Apple
    Douglas McMillon, CEO of Walmart
    Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors
    John S. Reed, former CEO of Citicorp
    Rethinking Competitive Advantage: New Rules for the Digital Age
    Book by Ram Charan
    The Game-Changer: How You Can Drive Revenue and Profit Growth with Innovation
    Book by Alan G. Lafley and Ram Charan


    Connect with Ram Charan:
    Ram Charan Official Website
    Ram Charan on LinkedIn
    Ram Charan on Twitter


    Connect with Mahan Tavakoli:
    MahanTavakoli.com


    More information and resources available at the Partnering Leadership Podcast website: 
    PartneringLeadership.com

    • 28 min
    Inspiring leadership with Accenture’s Marty Rodgers | Changemaker

    Inspiring leadership with Accenture’s Marty Rodgers | Changemaker

    In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Marty Rodgers, Senior Managing Director to US Southeast which is responsible for Accenture’s business in 10 states, including Charlotte, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C. Marty Rodgers shares his perspectives on inspiring leaders and service hood to create a successful team culture.
     
    Some highlights:
     -Marty Rodgers shares how constructive criticism can help bring out leadership in you

    -How Marian Wright Edelman impacted Marty’s life and career

    -Shares how service is a powerful change maker
     -Marty Rodgers shares how his career steered to becoming one of the best Leaders in Accenture


    Also mentioned in this episode:
    Father Hesburgh, President of the University of Notre Dame from 1952 to 1987
    Dr. Cliff Wharton, former United States Deputy Secretary of State
    Medgar Evers, American civil rights activist
    Marian Wright Edelman, American activist for children's rights
    Leadership without easy answers, by Ronald Heifetz
    Noel Tichy, American management consultant, author, and educator
     
    Connect with Marty Rodgers:
    Accenture.com
    Marty Rodgers LinkedIn
    Marty Rodgers Twitter
     
    Connect with Mahan Tavakoli:
    MahanTavakoli.com
     
    More information and resources available at the Partnering Leadership Podcast website: 
    PartneringLeadership.com
     

    • 38 min
    A framework to help leaders transform organizations into psychologically safe incubators of innovation with Dr. Timothy Clark | Thought Leader

    A framework to help leaders transform organizations into psychologically safe incubators of innovation with Dr. Timothy Clark | Thought Leader

    In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli talked with Dr. Timothy Clark, the founder and CEO of LeaderFactor and author of Four Stages of Psychological Safety. Dr. Clark has broken down the different stages to ensure psychological safety in teams.  Dr. Timothy Clark shares how teams can build on the understanding of each stages in order to boost psychological safety in the workplace.


    Some highlights:
    -Dr. Timothy Clark on why leaders cannot be neutral
    -The skills that leaders need to cultivate
    -Dr. Timothy Clark on his definition of psychological safety
    -The barriers to creating psychological safety in the workplace
    -Improving the learning process by disconnecting fear from failure
    -Dr. Timothy Clark on how leaders can ensure employee accountability
    -How to achieve the highest level of psychological safety by challenging and changing the status quo
     
    Also mentioned in this episode:
    Partnering Leadership podcast conversation with Dr. Michelle McQuaid, best-seller author (Listen to Dr. Michelle McQuaid’s episode here)
    The Four Stages of Psychological Safety Behavioral Guide
    Four Stages of Psychological Safety Book
     
    Connect with Dr. Timothy Clark:
    LeaderFactor Official Website
    Dr. Timothy Clark on LinkedIn
    Dr. Timothy Clark on Twitter
     
    Connect with Mahan Tavakoli:
    MahanTavakoli.com
     
    More information and resources available at the Partnering Leadership Podcast website: 
    PartneringLeadership.com

    • 51 min
    Be Fearless; 5 Principles for a Life of Breakthroughs and Purpose with Jean Case | Changemaker

    Be Fearless; 5 Principles for a Life of Breakthroughs and Purpose with Jean Case | Changemaker

    In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Jean Case, Chairman of National Geographic Society, CEO of the Case Foundation, CEO of Case Impact Network, and author of Be Fearless: 5 Principles for a Life of Breakthroughs and Purpose. Jean Case talks about the 5 Principles to cultivate fearlessness: 1) Make a Big Bet 2) Be bold, take risks 3) Make failure matter 4) Reach beyond your bubble and 5) Let urgency conquer fear. Jean discusses each principle, citing real-life stories and offering meaningful advice to truly Be Fearless. 
     
    Some highlights:
    -Why parents should encourage their children to take risks even at a young age
    -Jean Case’s upbringing and why it is usually ordinary people who tend do extraordinary things
    -On making a big bet, but starting where you are
    -Jean Case’s career at General Electric and why she took the risk and left
    -The important role of failure and how you can make it matter
    -Jean’s advice on taking risks and facing failure
    -Jean Case on intentionality and measuring what matters when breaking barriers
    -How diversity can benefit organizations
    -Why Jean Case believes fear is never absent and how you can let the power of urgency help you conquer fear 
    -How to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in organizations
    -Jean Case on using social media for deep listening and connecting to your stakeholders 
    -On starting your leadership journey by finding solutions to problems others don’t see
     
    Mentioned:
    Barbara Van Dahlen, founder and president of Give an Hour
     
    How We Got to Now by Steven Johnson
    Brave Companions by David McCullough
    The Premonition by Michael Lewis
     
     
    Connect with Jean Case:
    Be Fearless Book Website
    Be Fearless on Amazon
    Case Foundation Be Fearless Hub Website
    Case Foundation Website
    National Geographic Society Website
    Jean Case on Facebook
    Jean Case on Twitter
    Jean Case on LinkedIn
     
    Connect with Mahan Tavakoli:
    MahanTavakoli.com
     
    More information and resources available at the Partnering Leadership Podcast website: 
    PartneringLeadership.com

    • 29 min
    Reimagining Collaboration with Phil Simon | Thoughtleader

    Reimagining Collaboration with Phil Simon | Thoughtleader

    In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Phil Simon, a dynamic keynote speaker, and world-renowned technology and collaboration authority and an award-winning author of eleven business books and counting, most recently Reimagining Collaboration: Slack, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and the Post-COVID World of Work. Phil Simon shares how to more effectively use technology in leading our organizations in a changing world of work. 
     
     
    Some highlights:
     
    Phil Simon talks about how the pandemic accelerated adoption and use of technology
     
     Phil shares how technology can help people thrive at work
     
    How the hub-spoke model of collaboration can help nurture a positive organizational culture
     
    Phil Simon on how to choose the right Hub and Spokes for greater collaboration
     
    Phil’s take on the hybrid future of work and the challenges ahead
     
    Also mentioned in this episode:
     
    Toni Morrison, American novelist, essayist, book editor, and college professor
     
    Bryan Sommer, author of  Book- Digital with impact
     
     
    Connect with Phil Simon:
     
    Phil Simon Twitter
     
    Phil Simon LinkedIn
     
    Phil Simon Website
     
    Phil Simon Amazon
     
    Reimagining Collaboration: Slack, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and the Post-COVID World of Work
     
    Message Not Received: Why Business Communication Is Broken and How to Fix It
     
     
     
    Connect with Mahan Tavakoli:
    MahanTavakoli.com
     
    More information and resources available at the Partnering Leadership Podcast website: 
    PartneringLeadership.com

    • 28 min
    Good business with Professor Bill Novelli | Changemaker

    Good business with Professor Bill Novelli | Changemaker

    In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli talks with Bill Novelli, a distinguished professor of the practice at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, former CEO of AARP, co-founder of Porter Novelli, and author of the book Good Business: The Talk, Fight, Win Way to Change the World. Bill talked about the concept of doing well by doing good in business and how ethics is important when leading an organization. 


    Some highlights:
    Bill Novelli on giving everybody a fair chance at having the same starting line.
    Bill shared his opinion on the greenwashing trend among leaders and organizations.
    The relevance of drawing a clear line and not having a grey area with respect to ethics even when there is a pressure from the top.
    Bill talked about how one can move mountains by building teams around one’s vision.   


    Also mentioned in this episode:
    Jim Clifton, Jim Harter,  authors of the book: It’s the Manager: Moving From Boss to Coach 


    Connect with Bill Novelli:
    Billl Novelli website


    Connect with Mahan Tavakoli:
    mahantavakoli.com


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

    • 27 min

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