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Learn from the leadership journey of purpose-driven Greater Washington DC DMV CEOs (Tuesday episode releases) & leadership insights from top global thought leaders and best-selling leadership book authors (Thursday episode releases). Your host Mahan Tavakoli, who Thinkers360 recently named as one of the top 15 global thought leaders on management, has over 25 years of executive leadership experience and serves as a consultant and coach to some of the highest performing organizations and CEOs.In the twice-a-week conversations, you can learn from the leadership journeys of successful CEOs and the latest in leadership thinking from top global thought leaders. Greater Washington DC DMV purpose-driven leaders including David Rubenstein, Jean Case, Marty Rodgers, Rosie Allen-Herring, David Gardner, Charito Kruvant, Tien Wong, Diane Hoskins, Dan Simons, Bill Novelli, Hakeem Oluseyi, Irma Becerra, Richard Bynum, Nicole Lynn Lewis, Ernie Jarvis, Tony Pierce, Stephanie Linnartz, Chuck Robb, Alex Orfinger and Linda Rabbitt. Global thought leaders and best-selling leadership book authors including Ken Blanchard, John Kotter, Charlene Li, Steven M.R. Covey, Ram Charan, Gary Bolles, Aaron Hurst, Natalie Nixon, Greg Satell, Azeem Azhar, Rich Diviney, Maz Jobrani, Whitney Johnson, David Marquet, Ranjay Gulati, Vanessa Bohns, Patrick McGinnis, Jim Detert, Tim Clark and Michele Wucker. Partnering Leadership podcast is available on all podcast platforms and at partneringleadership.com. Follow the Partnering Leadership podcast on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/partnering-leadership Twitter: @PartneringLead Unleash Your Team's Potential: mahantavakoli.com. Follow Mahan Tavakoli on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/mahan Twitter: @mahany Email: mahan@mahantavakoli.com.

Partnering Leadership Mahan Tavakoli

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Learn from the leadership journey of purpose-driven Greater Washington DC DMV CEOs (Tuesday episode releases) & leadership insights from top global thought leaders and best-selling leadership book authors (Thursday episode releases). Your host Mahan Tavakoli, who Thinkers360 recently named as one of the top 15 global thought leaders on management, has over 25 years of executive leadership experience and serves as a consultant and coach to some of the highest performing organizations and CEOs.In the twice-a-week conversations, you can learn from the leadership journeys of successful CEOs and the latest in leadership thinking from top global thought leaders. Greater Washington DC DMV purpose-driven leaders including David Rubenstein, Jean Case, Marty Rodgers, Rosie Allen-Herring, David Gardner, Charito Kruvant, Tien Wong, Diane Hoskins, Dan Simons, Bill Novelli, Hakeem Oluseyi, Irma Becerra, Richard Bynum, Nicole Lynn Lewis, Ernie Jarvis, Tony Pierce, Stephanie Linnartz, Chuck Robb, Alex Orfinger and Linda Rabbitt. Global thought leaders and best-selling leadership book authors including Ken Blanchard, John Kotter, Charlene Li, Steven M.R. Covey, Ram Charan, Gary Bolles, Aaron Hurst, Natalie Nixon, Greg Satell, Azeem Azhar, Rich Diviney, Maz Jobrani, Whitney Johnson, David Marquet, Ranjay Gulati, Vanessa Bohns, Patrick McGinnis, Jim Detert, Tim Clark and Michele Wucker. Partnering Leadership podcast is available on all podcast platforms and at partneringleadership.com. Follow the Partnering Leadership podcast on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/partnering-leadership Twitter: @PartneringLead Unleash Your Team's Potential: mahantavakoli.com. Follow Mahan Tavakoli on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/mahan Twitter: @mahany Email: mahan@mahantavakoli.com.

    198 How to Live Life in Crescendo: inspiring lessons from legendary leadership expert Stephen R. Covey’s powerful final book with co author Cynthia Covey Haller | Partnering Leadership Global Thought Leader

    198 How to Live Life in Crescendo: inspiring lessons from legendary leadership expert Stephen R. Covey’s powerful final book with co author Cynthia Covey Haller | Partnering Leadership Global Thought Leader

    In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Cynthia Covey Haller, a teacher, speaker, an active participant in her community and co-author Live Life in Crescendo: Your Most Important Work is Always Ahead of You. Cynthia Covey Haller shares what it means to live life with a crescendo and how to face challenges and opportunities in the middle to later stages of life. Cynthia Covey Haller also tells inspiring stories on how we can enrich the lives of people around us, the community, and the world. Finally, Cynthia Covey Haller discusses how to be a better leader, to communicate worth and potential to people and the legacy we leave behind. 
     


    Some highlights:
    - The importance of setting leadership examples and living its values
    - Cynthia Covey Haller shares childhood stories with her dad 
    - The story behind “Live Life With Crescendo”
    - Cynthia Covey Haller on “Live Life With Crescendo” and how it relates to leading our lives
    - How can we approach our lives viewing it as a mission
     - The secret to staying focus to your life mission amidst technology and social media
    - Cynthia Covey Haller on fulfilling the most important roles in your life
    - Love for service and how it plays a role in living life in crescendo
    - How hardships can serve as a moment when we are living life in crescendo
    - Cynthia Covey Haller shares practices and resources to a more effective leadership


    Mentioned:
    Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
    Steven M.R. Covey (Listen to Steven M.R. Covey episode on Partnering Leadership)
    Ken Blanchard (Listen to Ken Blanchard’s episode with Randy Conley on Partnering Leadership here)
     
    Books Mentioned:
    Trust and Inspire: How Truly Great Leaders Unleash Greatness in Others by by Stephen M.R. Covey 
    The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton
    Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown 
    Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Most by Greg McKeown 
    The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates


    Connect with Cynthia Covey Haller:
    Live Life in Crescendo: Your Most Important Work Is Always Ahead of You (The Covey Habits Series) on Amazon
    Cynthia Covey Haller on LinkedIn




    Connect with Mahan Tavakoli:
    MahanTavakoli.com


     


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


    PartneringLeadership.com

    • 49 min
    197 Infusing Design with Innovative Thinking To Improve Business Performance with Steve Polo, Managing Partner OPX | Greater Washington DC DMV Changemaker

    197 Infusing Design with Innovative Thinking To Improve Business Performance with Steve Polo, Managing Partner OPX | Greater Washington DC DMV Changemaker

    In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Steve Polo, the Managing Partner at OPX, a design consultancy with a mission to help good companies work better. In addition to his leadership journey, Steve Polo shares his unique perspective on how to lead with authenticity and think about the future of the workplace enabling greater human connection and collaboration.   In the episode, Steve Polo also talks about leading OPX through the pandemic and leaders' role in employee engagement. Finally, Steve Polo shared leadership practices for becoming a better team and organizational leader.  
     
    Some highlights:
    - Growing up in a multicultural household and how it developed Steve Polo's ability to connect with people
    - Steve Polo on the significant impact of leadership mentors 
    - The opportunities and challenges as a new leader at OPX, looking to lead the turnaround of the organization
    - Steve Polo on the challenges of leading OPX during the pandemic  
    - The importance of connecting with team members and how to do it well
    - Steve Polo on the importance of continually improving leadership skills 



    Mentioned:
    Dr. Vanessa Bohns (Listen to Dr. Vanessa Bohns’ episode on Partnering Leadership here)
    Azeem Azhar (Listen to Azeem Azhar’s episode on Partnering Leadership here)
    John Hunter: Teaching with the World Peace Game 


    Connect Steve Polo
    OPX Website
    Steve Polo on Twitter
    Steve Polo on LinkedIn


    Connect with Mahan Tavakoli:
    MahanTavakoli.com


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


    PartneringLeadership.com

    • 49 min
    196 How to Design a Company Culture That Will Help You Thrive in a Hybrid Workplace with Gustavo Razzetti | Partnering Leadership Global Thought Leader

    196 How to Design a Company Culture That Will Help You Thrive in a Hybrid Workplace with Gustavo Razzetti | Partnering Leadership Global Thought Leader

    In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Gustavo Razzetti, CEO and Founder of Fearless Culture, creator of the Culture Design Canvas, and author of Remote Not Distant: Design a Company Culture That Will Help You Thrive in a Hybrid Workplace. In the conversation, Gustavo Razzetti talked about the critical barriers to designing a great organizational culture and shared tools and approaches to intentionally design a great organizational culture.   Gustavo Razzetti also shared the challenge of maintaining organizational culture in a hybrid environment and the opportunity the greater flexibility of work provides for organizations to rethink how they approach culture and design a culture that helps individuals and teams thrive. Finally, Gustavo Razetti offers a framework for leaders to facilitate greater collaboration through shifting workplace dynamics.  


     
    Some highlights:
    - Gustavo Razzetti on the key influences on organizational culture 
    - How to tackle the most significant organizational culture challenges
    - The discipline and structure needed to make hybrid work environments succeed  
    - The importance of rituals to culture and what kind of rituals to avoid 
    - Gustavo Razzetti on how to build greater psychological safety in teams and its importance to organizational culture
    - Gustavo Razzetti on the importance of collective feedback
    - When and how to use asynchronous communication
    - Gustavo Razzetti’s on the most critical elements of a thriving organizational culture
    - The future of hybrid work and the opportunity for leaders to be intentional in designing their team and organizational culture 

    Connect with Gustavo Razzetti
    Fearless Culture Website 
    Gustavo Razzetti Website
    Remote Not Distant: Design a Company Culture That Will Help You Thrive in a Hybrid Workplace on Amazon
    Gustavo Razzetti on Twitter
    Gustavo Razzetti on LinkedIn



    Connect with Mahan Tavakoli:
    https://mahantavakoli.com/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/mahan/
     
    More information and resources available at the Partnering Leadership Podcast website: 
    https://www.partneringleadership.com/

    • 42 min
    195 Leading to Provide Opportunities for All through Education with CEO of Prince George’s County Public Schools, Dr. Monica Goldson | Greater Washington DC DMV Changemaker

    195 Leading to Provide Opportunities for All through Education with CEO of Prince George’s County Public Schools, Dr. Monica Goldson | Greater Washington DC DMV Changemaker

    In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Dr. Monica Goldson, Chief Executive Officer of Prince George's County Public Schools. In the conversation, Dr. Monica Goldson shared the source of her love for education and why she decided not to pursue accounting and become an educator. Monica Goldson also shared the many challenges in leading the school system during the pandemic and the role the school system had to play in supporting families throughout the pandemic. Finally, Dr. Goldson also shared her thoughts on the school system's role in supporting families and preparing young adults for the next stage of their lives. 
     

    Some highlights:

    -Monica Goldson's upbringing and what led her to choose to study actuarial science

    -The significant impact that teachers can have on students' lives

    -The real reason why Monica Goldsons committed to becoming an educator

    -Finding the balance between being an educator and a parent

    -Dealing with the challenges of the pandemic one day at a time

    -Dr. Monica Goldson on the important role of communication to keep all stakeholders engaged with the school system

    -The fundamental problems that the school system needs to address

    -Dr. Monica Goldson's thoughts on career opportunities and education post-high school

    -What leaders and principals must do to be able to lead their teams and organizations


    Connect with Dr. Monica Goldson:
    Prince George's County Public Schools 
    Monica Goldson on Twitter
    Monica Goldson on LinkedIn

    Connect with Mahan Tavakoli:
    https://mahantavakoli.com/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/mahan/
     
    More information and resources are available at the Partnering Leadership Podcast website: 
    https://www.partneringleadership.com/

    • 52 min
    194 The Power of Perception in Leadership with Dr. Maja Zelihic | Partnering Leadership Global Thought Leader

    194 The Power of Perception in Leadership with Dr. Maja Zelihic | Partnering Leadership Global Thought Leader

    In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Dr. Maja Zelihic, Dean at the Forbes School of Business and Technology at the University of Arizona Global Campus. Dr. Maja Zelihic is coauthor along with Dr. Diane Hamilton of The Power of Perception: Eliminating Boundaries to Create Successful Global Leaders. In this conversation, Dr. Maja Zelihic talks about the power of perception, its influence on the working environment, and perception's role in leadership. Maja Zelihic also shared factors affecting our perceptions and how perception affects our behaviors. Finally, Dr. Maja Zelihic shared practical ideas on how leaders can better account for perceptions to communicate better and lead their teams more effectively.


     
    Some highlights:
    -Maja Zelihic's upbringing, becoming a refugee, and the importance of a healthy support system
    -How kind words can influence a person's perspective and life journey
    -Maja Zelihic on why perceptions matter
    -Critical factors that can impact our perceptions in a corporate setting
    -What leaders need to do to understand their own perceptions 
    -Maja Zelihic on how empathy plays a role in predicting and understanding perceptions
    -The impact of hybrid work on perceptions of organizational leaders and colleagues 

    Mentioned:
    Dr. Maja Zelihic's Tedx talk: Perception is an E.P.I.C. reality
    Dr. Diane Hamilton, Founder and CEO of Tonerra, co-author of The Power of Perception
    Larry Robertson, author of Rebel Leadership  (Listen to Larry Robertson’s episode on Partnering Leadership here)
     
    Connect with Maja Zelihic:
    Maja Zelihic Website
    The Power of Perception on Amazon
    Maja Zelihic on Twitter
    Maja Zelihic on LinkedIn


    Connect with Mahan Tavakoli:
    https://mahantavakoli.com/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/mahan/

    More information and resources are available at the Partnering Leadership Podcast website:
    https://www.partneringleadership.com/

    • 45 min
    193 Relationships to Infinity: The Art and Science of Keeping in Touch for personal, professional and organizational success with Jason Levin | Greater Washington DC DMV Changemaker

    193 Relationships to Infinity: The Art and Science of Keeping in Touch for personal, professional and organizational success with Jason Levin | Greater Washington DC DMV Changemaker

    In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Jason Levin, Founder of Ready, Set, Launch and author of Relationships to Infinity: The Art and Science of Keeping in Touch. In the conversation, Jason Levin talks about the power of building authentic relationships and the importance of deep connections in the workplace. Jason also shares the importance of strengthening weak ties, reconnecting with dormant ties, and how to do it well. Jason also talks about social media's impact on how we form and maintain relationships and how to use it well. Finally, Jason lays out strategies for leaders to build a greater connection with and among team members.   
     


    Some highlights:
    - Jason Levin on recognizing the impact of relationships early on
    - The importance of depth in relationships and how to achieve greater depth
    - Jason Levin shares a systematic approach to reconnecting with dormant ties
    - The self-imposed barriers to reaching out and how to remove them
    - Jason Levin on how leaders can use the art and science of relationship building to enable greater collaboration in their organizations
    - The power of connections and building a stronger social network


    Books Mentioned:
    The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
    To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others by Daniel H. Pink 
    Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success by Adam Grant
     


    Connect with Jason Levin:
    Ready Set Launch Website
    Relationships to Infinity: The Art and Science of Keeping in Touch on Amazon
    Jason Levin on Twitter
    Jason Levin on LinkedIn

    Connect with Mahan Tavakoli:
    https://mahantavakoli.com/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/mahan/

    More information and resources are available at the Partnering Leadership Podcast website:
    https://www.partneringleadership.com/

    • 45 min

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