57 episodes

TesseTalks inspires hope. A unique and powerful podcast where we share with you top leadership and management strategies that encourages leaders, board members and management to take action in today's world through compelling stories and conversations.

TesseTalks Tesse Akpeki

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

TesseTalks inspires hope. A unique and powerful podcast where we share with you top leadership and management strategies that encourages leaders, board members and management to take action in today's world through compelling stories and conversations.

    Vulnerability - A Human Gem

    Vulnerability - A Human Gem

    Says David Taylor-Klaus , “Vulnerability is a human gem. It's a core part of who we are and it doesn't have to be hard. It just has to be conscious. And when you bring it up to conscious awareness, when you invite it, when you lean into it, it's not hard, it's a practice. Being attentive to your frame and your energy as you're creating something, whether that's your presentation to your board or something other activity”. 
    " Leaders who don't bring themselves and their full selves to their leadership are experienced as not genuine, and a disingenuous leader is one that people won't follow".
    “Failure is part of the path towards vulnerability”.

    • 23 min
    Feed Forward Inspires Quality Performance

    Feed Forward Inspires Quality Performance

    People are less familiar with, feedforward which inspires quality performance. That’s because there really isn't any point pointing out to people what they're really bad at, because they probably already know. The brilliant thing about feedforward is that people at the receiving end of feedforward see aspects of their performance that they are less good at - start becoming better! This is because people feel good and are not trying to undo what they are not good at. In pursuit of excellence Two themes emerge - excellence and empathy. Feedforward is a totally different way of talking about performance.

    • 26 min
    Power of Feedback

    Power of Feedback

    Debra Allcock Tyler reflects on the power of feedback “What is the point of saying something to somebody that they are not going to do anything about? Instinctively as a human being we assume feedback is going to be bad. As managers and as leaders, we have an enormous amount of power of other people. The biggest power we've got is over their emotional state. “Feedback is about the person who gives it and the person who receives it, and both have got to be in the right space. We can wield feedback so inappropriately. We forget how much power we have over those we lead. We can make our staff utterly miserable without thinking about the context of feedback or the support required for it to land well.

    • 27 min
    Insights Focusing on Career Change

    Insights Focusing on Career Change

    “Working with a coach is lovely. In that space a coach can really push and prod and poke, just like the journalist would, but in a much more supportive way. You can't think your way into a career change, because at some point you get stuck. So much is shifting. This isn't a kind of one and you're done. It's not like you decide and you're stuck forever”, says Rachel Schofield.
    Rachel Schofield worked for the BBC for 20 years as a journalist and news presenter before training as career and . She has turned her journalist’s passion for asking awkward questions onto the world of work, helping individuals think creatively, embrace the discomfort of change, and figure out what fulfilling and impactful careers look like in our rapidly changing world.

    • 27 min
    Boundary Boss Review By Erin Randall and Tesse Akpeki

    Boundary Boss Review By Erin Randall and Tesse Akpeki

    TesseTalks review "Boundary Boss", written by Terri Cole - The Essential Guide to Talk True, Be Seen, and (Finally) Live Free, with special guest Erin Randall who is all about happy people doing great work. Boundaries really matter. In Boundary Boss, Cole models how people can connect with the appropriateness and benefits of putting boundaries in place and begin to apply this understanding to their individual situations. She gives you exercises and scripts to follow so that you can model it first. You can try it out, in your own sand pitted home before you go take this out for spin in the real world. She gives people the steps to practice, to gain confidence and the reader is able to take that forward. With practice, I can in my own words, learn it and put in place appropriate boundaries that serve me. The mantra is try, fail, forgive, repeat. Cole invites the reader to release the old reaction and choose a response that is in your highest good – the 3 Rs (Recognise, Release – Respond)
     
     

    • 26 min
    Life Changing - A Map to Happiness

    Life Changing - A Map to Happiness

    Life changing is achieved by a map to happiness. Jane Gunn points to a compass of North, East South and East and West with a link to personal and professional values.
    N in North, what we're trying to do is to say, what's going on Now? What is the immediate challenge? Essential, even if you're starting up a collaboration.
    E in East stands for "Explore". Where am I with this? What am I thinking? What am I feeling? What are my own hopes and dreams? You know, we need to really understand ourselves better, and then understand each other better.
    S in South, stands for "Solutions". Decide on what criteria do we make that decision? What criteria could we apply to this? Also, what values do we have? What personal values do we have? What group values do we have? How do we apply those to this thinking process? We think deeply, we question everything, we question ourselves as to see what the right way through challenging times is.
    W in West stands for "Walking Forward". It's a commitment, it's an ability to leave any bad feelings from the past behind, so to draw a line in the sand. It also stands for wisdom. It's reaching that higher level of wisdom and possibly learning from yourself and from the past. What have I learned? What do I take forward with me?

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Finding Your Voice ,

Thank You!

I love listening to Tesse and Paula. They are amazing!! I encourage you all to follow along and listen, lean in and learn. Thank you for this incredible show. Renee Reisch; #1 Best Selling Author, Speaker, Transformational and Women’s Empowerment Coach. ❤️

Haven0808 ,

Innovative perspective

Non-profits serve a critical role as they fill needs that governments and general private sector companies often can't. Serving key communities takes heart and strategy, and Tesse's perspective is both innovating and very interesting. Definitely recommend a listen

Miracles20 ,

Fun yet Serious

I listened to all 3 episodes and was very impressed by the guests and the hosts. The tribute to Maggie Johnson touched me deeply .

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