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Molly Tschang's Say It Skillfully is a show that allows you to get Molly's guidance on the best possible ways to speak your mind at work in a positive and productive manner. She helps everyone from CEOs to interns to recognize that we are all both part of the problem as well as the solution, and that the path to solving any problem is to say what needs to be said.
Molly is a rare breed: tough enough to advise CEOs and company boards, but empathetic enough to understand the human costs of not allowing talent to shine. She has helped dozens of management teams navigate the human after-effects of mergers and acquisitions, and her show brings her expert guidance to a wider audience.
Listen for Say It Skillfully every Tuesday at 8 AM Pacific Time/11 AM Eastern Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.

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Molly Tschang's Say It Skillfully is a show that allows you to get Molly's guidance on the best possible ways to speak your mind at work in a positive and productive manner. She helps everyone from CEOs to interns to recognize that we are all both part of the problem as well as the solution, and that the path to solving any problem is to say what needs to be said.
Molly is a rare breed: tough enough to advise CEOs and company boards, but empathetic enough to understand the human costs of not allowing talent to shine. She has helped dozens of management teams navigate the human after-effects of mergers and acquisitions, and her show brings her expert guidance to a wider audience.
Listen for Say It Skillfully every Tuesday at 8 AM Pacific Time/11 AM Eastern Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.

    Say It Skillfully - Influencing an unintentionally toxic leader, gems from an elite athletes' coach

    Say It Skillfully - Influencing an unintentionally toxic leader, gems from an elite athletes' coach

    Say It Skillfully is a show that helps you to benefit from Molly Tschang’s expert guidance on the best possible ways to speak your mind at work in a positive and productive manner. In Episode 11, Molly's 1st caller, Diane, asked about how to influence a leader who doesn’t report to her and whose inexperience as a leader was very damaging the team. Molly then shared insights from former Baxter CEO Harry Kraemer to help every individual lead themselves (24:00). Former Olympian and coach Robert Weir joined Molly for an insightful conversation on bringing out the highest levels of performance (30:30). And finally, leadership coach Paul asked about ways to help individuals realize they need to “do the work” (and not rely on their coach to do it for them 46:30) Tune in to the show for these topics and her conversations as you learn to navigate work while being invaluable and true to yourself.

    • 57 min
    Say It Skillfully - How to handle bullying, thinking ahead to your next role and more...

    Say It Skillfully - How to handle bullying, thinking ahead to your next role and more...

    Say It Skillfully is a show that helps you benefit from Molly Tschang’s expert guidance on the best possible ways to speak your mind at work in a positive and productive manner. Episode 10 started with a caller, Sunder, who wanted help to “say no,” especially to those in senior positions. William called in for a lively conversation on ways parents and their beloved college-age children can more skillfully relate (7:00). Teresa, 10 years into her career, asked about how to get started on exploring “what’s next” (27:30). My final caller, Gal, shared his experience with bullying in the workplace, and we discussed what you can do to overcome this, and when it may be the right thing to leave the bully behind (38:15). Join the show for these topics and her live conversations as you learn to navigate work while being invaluable and true to yourself.

    • 55 min
    Say It Skillfully - Happy 2020! Here's to a year of clarity in your feelings, words and actions

    Say It Skillfully - Happy 2020! Here's to a year of clarity in your feelings, words and actions

    Say It Skillfully is a show that helps you to benefit from Molly Tschang’s expert guidance on the best possible ways to speak your mind at work in a positive and productive manner. In Episode 9, Bex explored her inner dialogue about doing work she loves, though not the compensation. How to consider the opportunity cost and position herself to be valued in a way that feels right? Christian asked how to “say no” when senior stakeholders want you to take on more work than you have bandwidth for. And we talked about approaching a colleague who’s executing fine on the job, but isn’t exactly superb in their people interactions and softskills (17:50). Steeped in the rapidly-changing IT industry, Patrick wanted to better utilize his own metaskills to more quickly connect with people and help them to fully embrace change (30:45). Join the show and learn to navigate work while being invaluable and true to yourself.

    • 52 min
    Say It Skillfully - Wrapping 2019 on a High Note!

    Say It Skillfully - Wrapping 2019 on a High Note!

    Say It Skillfully is a show that allows you to get Molly Tschang’s expert guidance on the best possible ways to speak your mind at work in a positive and productive manner. At the start of Episode 8, Paul asked about ways to help his new boss, who’s constantly overloaded, to digest key information and avoid ill-informed decisions.

    Jeff, a seasoned executive, spoke candidly about his experience where those in the CEO role tend toward leading by directive and don’t seem interested in promoting open, inclusive environments (15:45).

    Finally, Brad was keen to discuss how to handle situations where it appears someone isn’t putting forth their best effort (30:30) . I wrapped by responding to a request from someone who was happily in between jobs, though not comfortable with how exactly to talk about being so. Join the show and learn to navigate work while being invaluable and true to yourself.

    • 50 min
    Say It Skillfully - Career transitions, what to do if someone talks too much and more...

    Say It Skillfully - Career transitions, what to do if someone talks too much and more...

    Say It Skillfully allows you to get Molly Tschang’s expert guidance on the best possible ways to speak your mind at work in a positive and productive manner. Episode 7 starts with the flip-side to “If you’re good enough, you’re old enough.” What’s it like to be later in career aspiring to re-invent? Molly’s 1st guest, Simon, aware of bias that non-digital natives are “definitionally irrelevant” shows his vulnerability as he shares his experience along the way to the CEO ranks. Hear thought-provoking questions about what’s next on his journey. Cathy called in about getting through to a colleague who attempts to save time by cutting corners, but unintentionally creates fire drills for everyone else (34:30). And Brian, who in the past turned a blind eye to a respected colleague’s tendency to be a top talker, was keen for options to skillfully help his colleague say less and add more value (47:30). Join Molly as you learn to navigate work while being invaluable and true to yourself.

    • 56 min
    Say It Skillfully psychological safety, how do I handle egos in the room...

    Say It Skillfully psychological safety, how do I handle egos in the room...

    Say It Skillfully gives you Molly Tschang’s expert guidance on the best possible ways to speak your mind at work in a positive and productive manner. Episode 6 started with techniques to help leaders create safe space and handle egos in the room. Brian shared his journey in leading his company, from being not so aware of how he was coming across to empowering his team to tell it how it is and become more skillful themselves (5:30). Gary, in a highly metric-driven environment, called in for a robust conversation on conveying disappointing results, setting expectations upfront, and ending a client relationship you want to move on from (26:30). Engendering greater accountability was on Michael’s mind–in an inspiring, not authoritative way (37:30). And Vandana observed mentoring where the mentors aren’t exactly best serving the mentees and inquired how to turn this around? Lastly, Molly responded to an inquiry from Daniel on how to “brag tactfully” and ensure due credit is given (47:30)!

    • 55 min

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