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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 • 58 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.

    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.

    • 17 min
    146 David Jay - The New Email

    146 David Jay - The New Email

    Imagine a world without e-mail. While that’s not likely anytime soon, the way e-mail looks and the way we use it is changing. The days of video e-mail have arrived. Everyone’s familiar with the negative aspects of traditional e-mail: It leads to overloaded inboxes, there’s too much back-and-forth, writing and replying take up a great deal of our time. But beyond that, e-mail and websites that rely on the written word are “low touch,” and the intent is sometimes misinterpreted. David Jay is out to change that. He’s the Founder and CEO of Warm Welcome, a company that helps professionals and organizations change the way they use e-mail and the online written word and instead use video to form better relationships with customers and prospective customers - which has a positive effect on the bottom line. He joins us today to discuss the downside of using traditional text, and the upside of replacing it with video.
    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
    145 Jen Lee - Managing Your Finances in 2021

    145 Jen Lee - Managing Your Finances in 2021

    There’s no doubt the pandemic has had a significant economic impact on the people of the United States and the world. Since March, many individuals and families have experienced a reduction in employment, and a loss of income. People of all ages have been affected. The news isn’t all bad, though. For example, in the second quarter of 2020 credit card balances in the US declined considerably. The percentage of delinquent loans also declined in most consumer debt markets. And while you can’t dictate what the financial picture will look like in the new year, you can be a good steward of your money by embracing quality personal finance principles. Jen Lee is an attorney who helps her clients with debt and credit strategy. She joins us today with tips for everyone - from the young professional, to the retiree, to everyone in-between. She’ll fill us in on savings, 401(k)s, managing debt, and the elephant in the room.
    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.

    • 17 min
    144 Phillip Sun - Changing the Face of Hollywood

    144 Phillip Sun - Changing the Face of Hollywood

    If you like television and movies, you’re familiar with Michael B. Jordan, Donald Glover, Taraji P. Henson, and Idris Elba. They’re among the biggest actors in the business. They’re also people of color who are represented by a new management firm called M88 - an organization that represents actors, directors, writers, and producers of color, and focuses on inclusive storytelling. One of the two men who created M88 is Phillip Sun, a William & Mary graduate who - after earning his Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations - went to Los Angeles. He started as a gopher on a movie set, then got a job in the mail room at the William Morris Agency where he later became a talent agent, and eventually the company’s first Asian-American male partner. Now, he’s changing the face of Hollywood by approaching diversity, inclusion, culture, and storytelling in a new way. He joins us today to discuss his journey from William & Mary student to popular culture influencer.
    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

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A Must Listen to Show!

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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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