Partnerships and Possibilities is a podcast about leadership in organizations. Listen in as Sharon and Diana discuss issues of leadership at all levels.
S6E7 The Soft War On Diversity
“It’s not just enough to get people in the pipeline. You have to make it worthwhile to get them to stay.”
In what ways does your organization seek and hire a diverse workforce? In what ways does it convince them to stay?
S6E6 Decisions, Decisions
“A team is more than just the sum of a bunch of individual contributors’ thinking together. A team’s primary work is learning together and making decisions.”
What makes a team? How do you become an effective member of a team? And how does your team become effective together?
S6E5 Haven’t We Heard This Before?
“We’ve been making these issues [of women in the workforce] explicit at least since ’70s. Forty-five years is a long time to talking about the same stuff.”
How are you pushing to expand the discussion? How are you seeing others come up with genuinely new insights and observations about the struggles of women in the workforce?
S6E4 Virtual Teams, Real Challenges
“There is not much that is specific to a virtual team, that couldn’t apply to almost any team.”
Are you on a virtual team or managing one? What challenge does your virtual team face? How have you worked to solve them?
S6E3 The Different Faces of Leadership
“Everybody is saying we need to strive for servant leadership, but nobody seems to know what that looks like.”
What is your style of leadership? What kinds of leadership have you observed in colleagues? Which have been most effective for particular situations?
S6E2 Revisiting Influence
“We’ve been ranging over a lot of current topics lately, and for so many of them we feel we’ve visited them before – everything old is new again. Here is what we’ve been finding out about influence and how we’ve been making it new again.”
How do you observe yourself or your colleagues influencing each other? What kinds of influence do you see as critical for lasting positive changes?