A mix of networking tips, interviews with leading business experts and new music from international business networking strategist, speaker and author Andy Lopata
Ask Andy: Andy's Musings
In a change this month from answering your questions, Andy Lopata muses about what are we missing by not being together in the workplace and how are we going to adapt to change? Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor has emphasised the problems for young people at the outset of their career. With hybrid working patterns, how do we include people working remotely? In the US leadership attitudes are much tougher, but companies are going to need to adapt and find a balance in new, flexible ways of working.
High Achievers and Olympians: Ruth Gotian
In this month's regular podcast with Ruth Gotian, Andy and Ruth share their experiences with Olympians and other high achievers. People in both sport and business working towards something bigger, had to adjust during the pandemic to maintain control and have the next goal in mind, to be the best. High achievers need to be surrounded by good people from different backgrounds. A balance has to found between competition and collaboration. This balance also occurs in business.
Professional Relationships with Sabra Horne
Sabra Horne is former chief of the Innovation Hub at the US Government CISA agency. The professional relationships that had most impact on Sabra's life and career were mainly centred around 9/11 when she moved from academia to government. A CIA Chief of Station used her leadership role to care for her staff and taught them how to interact and work with teams. In negative relationships, have the courage to have the difficult conversation that might solve the situation. Sabra shares her favourite resources.
Technology - Friend or Foe? with Sabra Horne
Andy Lopata talks about cyber security and changes in technology with Sabra Horne, sometime Chief of Innovation Hub at CISA. The view of the world shifted after 9/11 as criminals are able to utilise simple ways to affect us all at a very dramatic level. The need for collaboration, partnerships and innovation was recognised globally. Sabra discusses hacking (for good), and working together to achieve common goals. Andy asks how businesses and individuals can protect themselves and the use of AI.
Professional Relationships with Joe Hirsch
Joe Hirsch, author of 'The Feedback Fix' talks to Andy Lopata about the professional relationships that had the most impact on his career and how he deals with negative relationships. Joe remembers the 'mirror holder' who challenged him with a mindset changing question during a personal career crisis and the question 'Why do you think that?' which was asked often forcing him to stop and think before acting. Finally, he shares his favourite resources.
Fearless Feedback with Joe Hirsch
In this fascinating discussion on giving and receiving feedback with columnist and author Joe Hirsch, Joe and Andy explore a wide range of issues of interest to leaders who look for a successful process that builds rather than damages relationships. Feedback should help participants to evolve rather than provoking fear, resistance and retreat. Joe suggests specific ways of achieving productive feedback both formal and informal.
Wow! Andy is such a great host, and lands incredible guests. Very easy to listen to, and offers a lots of food for thought.
Really easy and interesting listen. Enjoying the variety of guests and insightful comments from the host.
A great resource for leaders is born
Best of luck with your new adventure Andy. Terrific idea.