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William & Mary’s rich history of educating leaders continues at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business where today’s business leaders learn how to tackle tough business challenges. Whether you are an established executive or an emerging professional, the Raymond A. Mason School of Business is committed to providing you with quality education that offers fresh ideas and new professional skills to give you and your organization a competitive advantage. Our weekly podcast highlights the latest and best thinking from corporate executives, entrepreneurs, consultants, and thought leaders from around the world. Our guests share the strategies, tactics and keen insights to make you a more effective leader, communicator, and professional. Find us at wmleadership.com.

Leadership and Business Raymond A. Mason School of Business

    • Management
    • 4.5 • 61 Ratings

William & Mary’s rich history of educating leaders continues at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business where today’s business leaders learn how to tackle tough business challenges. Whether you are an established executive or an emerging professional, the Raymond A. Mason School of Business is committed to providing you with quality education that offers fresh ideas and new professional skills to give you and your organization a competitive advantage. Our weekly podcast highlights the latest and best thinking from corporate executives, entrepreneurs, consultants, and thought leaders from around the world. Our guests share the strategies, tactics and keen insights to make you a more effective leader, communicator, and professional. Find us at wmleadership.com.

    152 Tim Murray - Leading in a Post-COVID World

    152 Tim Murray - Leading in a Post-COVID World

    Since last March, businesses, organizations and professionals worldwide have made continuous changes in order to compete in the environment caused by COVID-19. Many important elements of business and leadership were put on the back burner this past year in some organizations. Training and professional development, performance evaluations, coaching and other programs were among those often pushed aside as organizations dealt with new hurdles and opportunities. As we get closer to what will hopefully be the end of this chapter, it’s time to think about the post-pandemic world and what it means for your organization, and for you as a leader. Tim Murray has some thoughts on the subject. After a successful tenure as CEO of Aluminium Bahrain, also knows as Alba, Murray’s been focused on leadership after the pandemic. He says some aspects will be different in the post-COVID world, and some will remain the same. Whatever happens, he says it’s important to think about it now.
    Learn how the Raymond A. Mason School of Business at William and Mary can help you and your organization develop your top talent through customized executive education and professional development programs. Visit us at www.wmleadership.com. Thank you for listening.

    • 20 min
    151 Jim Roddy - The Walk-On Method

    151 Jim Roddy - The Walk-On Method

    If you’re familiar with college athletics, then you’re familiar with the term “walk-on.” Walk-ons are college athletes who, unlike many of their teammates, were not recruited by the coaching staff. They had to try out to make the team. And, unlike many of their teammates, walk-ons do not receive scholarships to be a part of the team. Yet virtually all college sports teams at all levels have walk-ons on their rosters. Most coaches will agree that walk-ons are a special breed. They work extremely hard, they’re focused, they tend to persevere, resilience is a part of their DNA, and the spotlight doesn’t matter much to them. As a result, they not only make the team, but in many cases they make the team better. Our guest today says the pattern of behavior adopted by walk-ons in college athletics can also be adopted by professionals. And he has several examples from a variety of sectors to back up his claim. Jim Roddy is a former college basketball walk-on and author of “The Walk-On Method.” He joins us today to discuss his blueprint for professional success.
    Learn how the Raymond A. Mason School of Business at William and Mary can help you and your organization develop your top talent through customized executive education and professional development programs. Visit us at www.wmleadership.com. Thank you for listening.

    • 18 min
    150 Rajiv Kohli - Light at the End of the COVID Tunnel

    150 Rajiv Kohli - Light at the End of the COVID Tunnel

    After a year of social distancing, virtual meetings and home schooling, people are ready to shed their masks and get back to life as we knew it before we were introduced to COVID-19. As the weather improves and we see family, friends, and colleagues receiving vaccinations, people are finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel. As we record this episode of the podcast, the CDC reports 11% of American adults have received both coronavirus vaccine doses. And two million doses a day are being administered. Rajiv Kohli is the John N. Dalton Professor of Business at William & Mary. He’s a leading scholar in health information technology and a healthcare expert. For over 15 years, he’s worked and consulted with several top healthcare organizations. Kohli says we’re getting there, faster than many experts originally predicted. And as events continue to move in a positive direction, there are many things to think about before COVID-19 is in our rearview mirror.
    Learn how the Raymond A. Mason School of Business at William and Mary can help you and your organization develop your top talent through customized executive education and professional development programs. Visit us at www.wmleadership.com. Thank you for listening.

    • 20 min
    149 Cara Simpson & Vicki Harrington - Helping Others Through COVID

    149 Cara Simpson & Vicki Harrington - Helping Others Through COVID

    When the pandemic first took over the United States last March, two William & Mary MBA students decided to use their talents to help others, Cara Simpson and Vicki Harrington quickly founded the CrimDell Small Business Network, named after a popular landmark on the William & Mary campus. They formed a partnership with the Hampton Roads Small Business Development Center, then began offering free strategic business advising to small businesses in the greater Williamsburg area affected by the pandemic. Over 60 classmates joined in to serve as business analysts. Professors and leadership coaches at William & Mary’s business schools stepped up. The school’s graduate career management center got involved. In less than a year, the organization has spent over 1500 hours helping 50 small businesses navigate the pandemic. Most of the business are women-, veterans-, or disability-owned enterprises. Simpson and Harrington join us today to talk about the success of the CrimDell Small Business Network, the lessons they’ve learned, and how utilizing your strengths can help others.
    Learn how the Raymond A. Mason School of Business at William and Mary can help you and your organization develop your top talent through customized executive education and professional development programs. Visit us at www.wmleadership.com. Thank you for listening.

    • 20 min
    148 Trey Taylor - A CEO Does Three Things

    148 Trey Taylor - A CEO Does Three Things

    For some CEOs and leaders, getting pulled in countless directions each day is par for the course. Many leaders feel they have to be involved in all aspects of their business. When that happens, they end up spending valuable time, effort, and focus on low priority items and low priority decisions. Before they know it, they’re overworked and burned out. And they fail to move the organization forward. Trey Taylor says instead of doing everything, leaders should focus on the right things. Taylor’s the Managing Director of trinity | blue, a consultancy that helps C-Suite leaders succeed. He’s also the author of “A CEO Only Does Three Things: Finding your focus in the C-Suite.” In the book, Taylor shares his three pillars of business: Culture, people, and numbers. He says when leaders embrace the three pillars, they create fulfilled and efficient professional lives. They end up focusing on the work they love, and they avoid CEO burnout.
    Learn how the Raymond A. Mason School of Business at William and Mary can help you and your organization develop your top talent through customized executive education and professional development programs. Visit us at www.wmleadership.com. Thank you for listening.

    • 18 min
    147 Fawn Germer - Unemployed at 60

    147 Fawn Germer - Unemployed at 60

    There are few things in life more stressful than being out of work. Mid- to late-career professionals face an especially difficult challenge. The unemployment rate for older professionals is more than three times the national average. And as this group exits the workforce due to downsizing, COVID-19, or termination, it takes them twice as long as others to get hired, and often for less money than they had been making. The picture for unemployed workers over 50 is not pretty. But rather than blame the market or age discrimination, our guest today says “look in the mirror.” Fawn Germer is the best-selling author of nine books, including her latest, “Coming Back: How to win the job you want when you’ve lost the job you need.” She says many experienced professionals have not kept up with technology, the skills needed today, social media, and the overall pace of change. She says older workers want to come back, but they don’t always know how. She shares her advice with us today.
    Learn how the Raymond A. Mason School of Business at William and Mary can help you and your organization develop your top talent through customized executive education and professional development programs. Visit us at www.wmleadership.com. Thank you for listening.

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Leadership and Business is an excellent podcast for those in leadership positions, and the perspectives offered by Ken and his guests are truly incredible. I highly recommend this show! Thanks Ken!

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Timely advice from top industry experts

During this time of uncertainty it is important to have access to advice from the top industry experts and experienced business people so we can make the best decisions possible for our future. I'm really enjoying it so far! Great show.

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