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The Next Wave Leadership podcast is hosted by Dov Pollack where Dov talks to leaders about how they’re creating great places to work and more importantly great places to grow.

Next Wave Leadership Podcast Dov Pollack

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The Next Wave Leadership podcast is hosted by Dov Pollack where Dov talks to leaders about how they’re creating great places to work and more importantly great places to grow.

    Wagner Denuzzo, Founder and CEO of Wagner Denuzzo Consulting, LLC, On: The Similarities Between an Organization and an Organism, the Value of Distributive Power in the Workplace, and the Future of HR

    Wagner Denuzzo, Founder and CEO of Wagner Denuzzo Consulting, LLC, On: The Similarities Between an Organization and an Organism, the Value of Distributive Power in the Workplace, and the Future of HR

    Wagner Denuzzo is the Founder and CEO of Wagner Denuzzo Consulting, LLC, a company that promotes a multidisciplinary approach to leadership growth by combining psychological insight with practical business foresight. He is a multifaceted professional renowned for his expertise in leadership coaching, HR strategy, and captivating keynote speeches. With a rich career history, including notable roles as Vice President of GBS Talent and Leadership Transformation at IBM and Vice President of Organizational Effectiveness at Prudential, Wagner brings a wealth of experience to the table. His latest venture as an author of Leading to Succeed: Essential Skills for the New Workplace explores the evolving dynamics of modern workplaces. 
    In this episode… Understanding the dynamic nature of organizations as living entities is crucial in today's workplace landscape. As organisms adapt to their environments, they must evolve to thrive amid change, competition, and technological advancements. How can we harness the principles of organizational biology to navigate and lead effectively within professional spaces?
    Coach and consultant Wagner Denuzzo recognizes the importance of nurturing an organization's vitality, which is akin to sustaining life itself. Adaptation and growth depend on collective energy from an organization's workforce, just as organisms need energy to thrive. This perspective underscores the significance of fostering an open ecosystem within organizations, where knowledge flows freely and decision-making authority is distributed among dynamic, globally dispersed teams. By embracing this inclusive mindset, we can collectively propel our organizations forward into a future of dynamic growth and success.
    In this episode of the Next Wave Leadership podcast, host Dov Pollack sits down with Wagner Denuzzo, Founder and CEO of Wagner Denuzzo Consulting, LLC, to talk about the evolution of organizational dynamics and leadership in the modern workplace. Wagner discusses the transformation of work and organizations, the value of distributive power in the workplace, and the future of HR.

    • 31 min
    Lan Phan, Founder and Chief Community Builder of community of SEVEN, On: How To Live an Authentic Life, the Value of Mistakes, and Why She Created community of SEVEN

    Lan Phan, Founder and Chief Community Builder of community of SEVEN, On: How To Live an Authentic Life, the Value of Mistakes, and Why She Created community of SEVEN

    Lan Phan is the Founder and Chief Community Builder of community of SEVEN, an intersectional, purpose-driven executive leadership development program. She is also releasing her guide, Do This Daily, next month. Renowned for her expertise in purpose, mindset, and continuous improvement, she consults for Fortune 500 companies and advises top executives. As a keynote speaker, she captivates global audiences at prestigious venues such as the United Nations and Stanford University. Lan’s been featured in esteemed publications, including Harvard Business Review and Forbes. As a Stanford and Harvard graduate, Lan has received the J.E. Wallace Sterling Award for her impactful leadership and community service.
    In this episode… Understanding, acknowledging, and accepting imperfections is essential for personal growth and emotional well-being. Embracing our shortcomings allows us to cultivate self-compassion and empathy, fostering deeper connections with ourselves and others. What might our lives look like if we treated imperfections as a beautiful aspect of our humanity rather than a flaw?
    As a leadership and mindset expert, Lan Phan stresses the importance of aligning personal values with corporate culture. She emphasizes why prioritizing values over short-term gains when tailoring your life or business to match your values is essential. In her up-and-coming book, Do This Daily: Secrets to Finding Success, Happiness, and Purpose at Work and Life,Lan introduces the four secrets for living your best life. She explains you must commit to action-oriented behavior to live the life you envision. However, getting there requires adopting a growth mindset with consistent habits that lead you to a path of fulfillment and purpose to reach desired results. 
    In this episode of the Next Wave Leadership podcast, host Dov Pollack sits down with Lan Phan, Founder and Chief Community Builder of community of SEVEN, to talk about how to start living a life that reflects your values. Lan discusses why she started community of SEVEN, the value of the “wabi-sabi” ideology, and why leaders should be open about their mistakes and imperfections.

    • 33 min
    Sylvia Rohde-Liebenau, Chief Simplicity Officer at ADAPTAA, On: Smart Power Leadership, the Value of Co-Creation, and Navigating Complexity Through Collaboration

    Sylvia Rohde-Liebenau, Chief Simplicity Officer at ADAPTAA, On: Smart Power Leadership, the Value of Co-Creation, and Navigating Complexity Through Collaboration

    Sylvia Rohde-Liebenau is the Chief Simplicity Officer at ADAPTAA, a boutique leadership development company focused on improving emotional intelligence and driving high performance in the modern workplace. At ADAPTAA, she leads the groundbreaking leadership program Artemis and serves as an executive coach and facilitator for executives and teams.
    Over the last 25-plus years, Sylvia has amassed experience as a leadership development expert and senior professional coach in international and financial institutions, backed by a PhD in international and global studies. She is the former Managerial Advisor of Leadership Development and Coaching at the European Investment Bank, where she advanced leaders for almost 18 years. In addition to authoring her upcoming book, Who’s in Charge?, she is self-employed as an Executive and Team Coach and helps people and organizations emerge and excel as impactful leaders. 
    In this episode… Understanding power dynamics is crucial in navigating complex social and business landscapes and ensuring equitable relationships. Moreover, embracing co-creation fosters collaboration and innovation by leveraging diverse perspectives and expertise. How might integrating these principles enhance decision-making and problem-solving in your personal and professional endeavors?
    Author and executive coach Sylvia Rohde-Liebenau discusses the concept of power and its implications for effective leadership, particularly in the context of her book Energy, Power and Legacy. She emphasizes the need to challenge traditional notions of power as hierarchical and instead advocates for shared power and co-creation. Sylvia’s "Smart Power" model delineates five levels of power: intentional, personal, relational, co-creative, and generative. To effectively navigate challenges and catalyze positive transformation, leaders must prioritize cultivating self-awareness, nurturing genuine connections, and embracing collaborative endeavors.
    In this episode of the Next Wave Leadership podcast, host Dov Pollack sits down with Sylvia Rohde-Liebenau, the Chief Simplicity Officer at ADAPTAA, to discuss her new book, Energy, Power and Legacy. Sylvia talks about defining power, the value of co-creation, and understanding and leveraging executive presence.

    • 31 min
    Amy Shoenthal, Founder of Visionaries Collective, LLC, On: Overcoming Setbacks, Toxic Positivity, and Recognizing the Setback Cycle

    Amy Shoenthal, Founder of Visionaries Collective, LLC, On: Overcoming Setbacks, Toxic Positivity, and Recognizing the Setback Cycle

    Amy Shoenthal is the Founder of Visionaries Collective, LLC, where she elevates and amplifies the stories of successful founders. She is a journalist, author, and marketing consultant with nearly two decades of experience in social media marketing. She's interviewed hundreds of leaders from politicians, peloton instructors, and fashion icons to founders just starting their journeys. Amy has worked with some of the world's largest brands, including Procter & Gamble and Google, providing strategic marketing and helping them to shape their brand narratives. Her new book, The Setback Cycle, is about how nobody reaches the heights of success without experiencing setbacks and how to overcome them. Additionally, she is a top contributor to Forbes and Harvard Business Review.
    In this episode… Setbacks are an inevitable part of life, testing our resilience and determination. Whether it's a career setback, personal challenge, or unexpected obstacle, overcoming adversity often leads to personal growth and development. How do we harness the power of setbacks to propel us forward instead of holding us back?
    Amy Shoenthal, author and marketing consultant, believes that setbacks contain lessons that can help us grow. She emphasizes that embracing failure not only fosters resilience but also cultivates a growth mindset essential for personal and professional development. So viewing setbacks as opportunities for learning helps people refine their strategies, adapt to challenges, and ultimately achieve greater success. To overcome setbacks, Amy advocates for a proactive approach, encouraging people to analyze the root causes of their failures, extract valuable insights, and use them as stepping stones toward future accomplishments.
    In this episode of the Next Wave Leadership podcast, host Dov Pollack sits down with Amy Shoenthal, Founder of Visionaries Collective, LLC, to talk about how to overcome setbacks. Amy discusses understanding your identity versus your behavior, acknowledging the setback cycle, and the implications of toxic positivity.

    • 32 min
    Katie Lacey, Founding Member of The Band of Sisters, On: The Importance of a First Boss, Choosing People Over To-Do Lists, and What Executive Presence Means

    Katie Lacey, Founding Member of The Band of Sisters, On: The Importance of a First Boss, Choosing People Over To-Do Lists, and What Executive Presence Means

    Katie Lacey is a board member for Designer Protein and a founding member of The Band of Sisters, a consulting firm helping leaders leverage diversity to build inclusive and productive cultures. With expertise in brand strategy and consumer insights, she is a professional with more than 28 years of experience driving the growth of various companies and managing large-scale company turnarounds. 
    As the former President and CEO of Crane Stationery, she led a management buyout, returned the business to profitability, accelerated e-commerce investment, and acquired Crane's largest competitor, which led to its acquisition by an industry competitor. Before Crane, Katie was the Senior VP at ESPN and held various executive marketing roles at PepsiCo for 13 years.
    In this episode… Effective business leadership comes in various forms and requires diverse skills and approaches. Leaders who have worked in different companies and industries bring unique insights, particularly those with experience with global brands. Their ability to manage multiple stakeholders, navigate cultural differences, and respond to changing market conditions is essential in today's business environment, where agility and responsiveness are critical to success.
    Katie Lacey has had an illustrious and diverse career and has amassed a wealth of experience she's refined over the years. Her multifarious background has given her a unique perspective on leadership. Throughout her career, Katie has held leadership roles across various industries, including beauty, fashion, and retail. Her extensive experience has allowed her to develop a versatile and effective leadership approach. Through her work with The Band of Sisters, Katie shares her insights and mentors other women, helping to empower them in their careers. At this career stage, she is dedicated to giving back and sharing her knowledge with others to help them adapt their leadership styles.
    In this episode of Next Wave Leadership, Dov Pollack talks with Katie Lacey, a board member for Designer Protein and a founding member of The Band of Sisters, to talk about leadership and lessons from her career. They discuss the importance of a first boss, assessing employee reviews, combatting lazy language, and bringing your whole self to work. They also touch on her experience at male-dominated companies and her current work with The Band of Sisters.

    • 33 min
    Anastasia Tarpeh-Ellis, the Co-Founder of Bosa, On: Tackling Burnout on a Systematic Level, Building Company Culture That Lasts, and Living Inside and Outside of Boxes

    Anastasia Tarpeh-Ellis, the Co-Founder of Bosa, On: Tackling Burnout on a Systematic Level, Building Company Culture That Lasts, and Living Inside and Outside of Boxes

    Anastasia Tarpeh-Ellis is the Co-founder of Bosa, a community-driven platform designed to help individuals achieve their goals and aspirations by providing a comprehensive and effective goal management system. Before Bosa, she was instrumental in establishing and managing accelerators for GRID110 and Backstage Capital, in addition to her service in local government.
    Anastasia possesses an unwavering passion for cultivating authentic relationships and empowering others to attain financial independence through entrepreneurship. Additionally, she is an amateur real estate investor and angel investor in start-ups.
    In this episode… Embarking upon a startup venture can be an intimidating undertaking. Even the most resolute leaders will likely face a fair share of challenges, such as extended waiting periods and unanticipated obstacles. While acquiring capital is the foremost obstacle, creating a robust and long-lasting enterprise is an even greater challenge that demands a superior level of diligence.
    Anastasia Tarpeh-Ellis is a successful entrepreneur who co-founded and developed her business, Bosa, with great dedication. She has been associated with Backstage Capital, a venture capital fund that invests in underrepresented founders' businesses. This affiliation not only provided her with a structured framework and access to funding but also imparted invaluable lessons that influenced her company's growth. As a result of her entrepreneurial journey, she established an organization to assist others in overcoming similar challenges in starting their own businesses.
    In this episode of Next Wave Leadership, Dov Pollack interviews Anastasia Tarpeh-Ellis, the Co-founder of Bosa, on her startup journey and business growth. They touch on her personal story, the steps she took to get Bosa off the ground, and the lessons she took from Google and Background Capital. The two also discuss culture and marginalized groups in the business world.

    • 34 min

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86 Ratings

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Awesome Podcast!

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Required Listening!

Dov has created a powerful podcast full of intriguing guests and content. There’s a wealth of useful information in each episode and well worth your time.

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Engaging, thought-provoking, and insightful

I’m really enjoying hearing the perspectives of these leaders and ways that they create culture. Dov has great questions that get me thinking of my personal life as well as work life. Looking forward to learning more and enhancing my own ‘growth mindset’!

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