A mix of networking tips, interviews with leading business experts and new music from international business networking strategist, speaker and author Andy Lopata
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.
'Serve to Lead' with Devon Harris
The importance of serving to lead in professional relationships is discussed by Andy Lopata with his guest Devon Harris. Devon found that the army do this well. You need to work with people who value you as an equal. Without this, there is no trust. Devon suggests moving away from a relationship if your principles don't align. Finally , Devon recommends his favourite book and podcast.
'Cool Running': Devon Harris
From the slums of Kingston, Jamaica to Sandhurst Military Academy. That was the massive culture change for Devon Harris. Devon was a member of the first Jamaican bobsled team at the 1988 Winter Olympics. The training for the Olympics was similar to the intensive training at Sandhurst. The team had to learn to be supportive, despite the fierce competition to be the leader. The team had to learn to be good followers if they wanted to be good leaders. They also had to manage conflict and develop trust.
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.