Men + Women = Better Business™ leads men, women and organizations to greater career, leadership and financial success. Cohosts Leslie Grygiel and Kevin Bronson boldly discuss and explore solutions for the challenges men and women face with each other in the workplace. Each episode promotes a higher level of conversation, understanding and co-creation of a work world that is more fun, engaging and productive. Multiple studies prove that having more women at every level of leadership improves an organization's financial success due to diverse mindsets and skillsets.
Inclusivity & Changing Business Culture: Creating Environments in Which Everyone Can Succeed
Kevin and Leslie leverage the 2019 Ellevate Network's Mobilize Women discussion panel to explore: How we can change business culture by putting inclusivity first instead of talking about diversity? How can we be inclusive of differences we cannot see? Other sources referenced include: LeanIn.org 50 Ways to Fight Bias; Forbes article by Chris Westfall "Equal Pay Battle: Women Score Again, Beating Men in 17 of 19 Key Leadership Skills"
S2 E5: "50 Ways to Fight Bias" Part 2 & Investing in Women-Founded Businesses
After a lively discussion about a Barron's article that explored why a famous financial Shark prefers backing woman-founded businesses, Leslie & Kevin continue to explore and discuss a few of the cards from LeanIn.org's "50 Ways to Fight Bias" card deck. They discuss scenarios related to men taking family leave and men referring to women in the workplace as "girls".
Se 2 Ep 4: Playing with LeanIn.org's "50 Ways to Fight Bias" Cards
In this episode, Leslie & Kevin explore and discuss a few of the cards from LeanIn.org's "50 Ways to Fight Bias" card deck. Do individuals really say these things? Do we recognize the inherent bias in the situations or statements? Are the recommended responses something that we would feel comfortable saying? Join this very open discussion to learn more, and consider accessing this free online tool to have your own discussions in your organization.
Are you Blind to Double Binds?
Cohosts Leslie Grygiel and Kevin Bronson explore the "double binds" that women encounter in the workplace. Whereas male leaders are considered forthright, assertive or plain-spoken, female leaders demonstrating the same behaviors are often labeled as overly aggressive. A man may know his worth, yet a woman is a shameless self-promoter. Join Leslie and Kevin as they explore what men and women can do to meet in the middle on this topic.
Gender Intelligence: Part II
Leslie & Kevin continue their discussion of the brain-based differences of female & male brains. Highlights including mansplaining and the ironic impact of the differences in our stress response! Let's raise our awareness of our differences, appreciate our super powers & improve our ability to co-create in the workplace. This discussion is heavily based on the book, Gender Intelligence: Breakthrough Strategies for Increasing Diversity and Improving Your Bottom Line by Barbara Annis & Keith Merron.
Se 2 Ep 1: Gender Intelligence: Part I
Join Leslie & Kevin as they discuss the powerful differences in male and female brains, as explained in Gender Intelligence: Breakthrough Strategies for Increasing Diversity and Improving Your Bottom Line by Barbara Annis & Keith Merron. Once we are aware of brain-based differences, we can develop more patience and appreciation for the diversity of our thought processes. This helps us to build trust and then co-create more powerfully together in the workplace and at home.
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Engaging, enlightening and applicable to everyone!
Leslie and Kevin invite through-provoking conversations that everyone benefits from, whether it’s at work or in social settings. It seems like we are expected to know how to interact with men and women yet the “me too” stories are seemingly endless, showing that many do not, to the detriment of men, women and corporations. Excited about future episodes that discuss solutions to getting more women in higher level positions with the encouragement and support of men. Go Kevin and Leslie!
Bold, much needed initiative
Much needed dialogue to improve civility and effectiveness in the workplace. I appreciate your candor and I was pleased to hear you acknowledge the value of diversity at the executive level, not only from a perspective of gender, but also from political and religious perspectives. Regardless of gender, race, party, or religion, diversity indeed enriches the dialogue, and ultimately, the quality of outcomes/outputs. Thank you for tackling such a complex issue. Congratulations on your first podcast! I hope your reach will expand exponentially!