Every month, Mariposa Leadership, Inc. Founder/CEO, Susan Bethanis, speaks to thought leaders in leadership, tech, design thinking and human resources. Join us for inspiring conversation and practical insights.
Leading Inclusively in Hybrid
Sue Bethanis hosts authors Dr. Stephanie Pinder-Amaker and Dr. Lauren Wadsworth, two clinical psychologists at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School, specializing in furthering diversity and inclusivity. Stephanie and Lauren have authored a highly practical book, Did That Just Happen?! Beyond “Diversity”―Creating Sustainable and Inclusive Organizations. In it, they offer leaders practical ways to create and sustain diversity and inclusivity. We are curious to hear their take on how Hybrid and Remote workforces are faring on the inclusivity front and what leaders can do to ensure it becomes or remains a priority.For over 25 years, Dr. Stephanie Pinder-Amaker has dedicated her work towards college student mental health. She is the founding director of McLean Hospital’s College Mental Health Program, a professor at Harvard Medical School, and the McLean Hospital-Harvard Medical School’s chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer.Dr. Lauren Wadsworth serves as a senior advisor on the Anti-Racist, Justice, and Health Equity team at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School. She is the founder of the Genesee Valley Institute of Psychology (GVIP), a clinic providing treatment for OCD, trauma, DBT, and a newly launched Racial Trauma and Healing center.Sue, Stephanie, and Lauren talk about:The current challenges and opportunities that a Hybrid workplace creates for inclusive behaviors.Specific leadership behaviors that make a big difference, like "Empowering listening."What to do when you mess up.
Creating a Better Model of Work for the Post-Covid Future
Sue Bethanis hosts talent strategist and company culture expert, Steve Cadigan. Steve has been at the forefront of global talent strategy and company culture for the past 30 years. Most famous for scaling Linkedin from 400 to 4000 in 3.5 years, Steve also led the development of LI’s legendary company culture. Today, as Founder of Cadigan Talent Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based talent strategies advisory firm, Steve helps organizations worldwide develop winning talent solutions. With more than 25 years of leadership and executive experience in global Human Resources, Steve has practiced HR in the US, Canada, and Asia-Pacific within a variety of industries. Through leading worldwide HR efforts for more than 60 M&A transactions at three global organizations since 1998, Steve has cultivated a deep understanding of business cycles, patterns, high growth, and the key elements required to forge an organization’s sustainability. Over the course of his career, the teams, cultures, and organizations he has led and helped build have been recognized as exceptional, “world-class” performers by the Wall Street Journal and Fortune Magazine.Sue and Steve discuss his new book, Workquake: Embracing the Aftershocks of Covid-19 to Create a Better Model of Working, and:What rolling out Hybrid means for Talent, Teams, and Skills Development.Why it’s “Time to be More Human,” and how to do it.The why and how of “Iteration and Experimentation” to evolve your organization into a better model of working.
Inclusive Culture on Hybrid Teams
Sue Bethanis hosts Dr. Stefanie K. Johnson, Associate Professor of Management at the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado Boulder. She holds a Ph.D. from Rice University and is particularly interested in the effects of unconscious biases in the evaluation of women and minorities to find ways to mitigate those biases. She is the author of Inclusify: The Power of Uniqueness and Belonging to Build Innovative Teams, an award-winning and groundbreaking guide, outlining the transformative leadership skill of tomorrow—one that can make it possible to build truly diverse and inclusive teams which value employees’ needs to belong while being themselves.Dr. Johnson brings bias to light with an engaging and humorous approach to advanced scientific research, which has earned her numerous accolades and invitations to present her work at meetings around the world, including the White House for a 2016 summit on diversity in corporate America on National Equal Pay Day, and the 2016 Harvard Negotiation and Leadership Conference. She has published over 70 journal articles and book chapters in outlets such as Harvard Business Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, and The Academy of Management Journal. She has extensive consulting experience and has created and delivered leadership-development training with an emphasis on evidence-based practice. In recognition of her unique research, Dr. Johnson has been awarded nearly three million dollars in external funding to study leadership and create leadership development programs aimed at increasing safety. Media outlets featuring her work include The Economist, Newsweek, Time, and CNN.Sue and Stefanie discuss:how to support the seemingly contradictory needs of people to both standout and to fit in.the Inclusify Leadership Matrix – identify ways you can evolve your style to become an Inclusifyer.five specific habits for advancing inclusion in the remote/hybrid environment.
Staying Connected in a Virtual World
Sue Bethanis hosts Carole Robin, Ph.D., leadership expert, former award-winning Stanford Business School professor, and co-author of Connect: Building Exceptional Relationships with Family, Friends, and Colleagues. Carole is the Co-Founder and Head of Programs of Leaders in Tech, a nonprofit which brings two decades of lessons to Silicon Valley startups. She was the Dorothy J. King Lecturer in Leadership at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business where she helped to further develop the Interpersonal Dynamics Course (a.k.a. the Touchy-Feely class) including co-developing the Executive version. She also became the Director of the Arbuckle Leadership Fellows Program. She was known as the "Queen of Touchy Feely" and received the MBA Distinguished Teaching Award and the Silver Apple award for contributions to alumni programming.Sue and Carole discuss:Why exceptional relationships are critical to effectively lead through these transitional and uncertain times.Ways to create connections and continue to build relationships virtually.Specific behavior tips to help build trust, share feedback, and handle conflict virtually.
Sue Bethanis hosts Kevin Oakes, author of Culture Renovation: 18 Leadership Actions to Build an Unshakeable Company. Kevin is the CEO and Co-Founder of i4cp, the leading authority on next practices in human capital. He is a frequent author and international keynote speaker on next practices in human capital and works with business and HR executives on people practices that drive high performance. He is considered one of the foremost experts on organizational culture.In Culture Renovation®, Kevin provides tangible, tactical insights drawn from a robust data set and informed by CEOs and HR leaders at many of the world’s top companies. You’ll find everything you need to rebuild your corporate culture with care and expertise, including:Three phases and detailed action steps for architecting the change you want to seePractical insights and examples from T-Mobile, Microsoft, 3M, and other top companiesThe traits of a healthy corporate cultureProven talent practices to maintain your new culture for long-term success
Sue Bethanis hosts Larry Robertson, author of the new book "Rebel Leadership: How to Thrive in Uncertain Times." Larry is a recognized expert in creativity, entrepreneurship, and leadership, and a highly sought-after advisor, speaker, and facilitator in public, private, and academic forums. He was recently awarded and named a Fulbright Scholar.Larry is the founder of Lighthouse Consulting, a strategic advisory firm focused on the practical realities of adaptability, change management, and making breakthrough ideas real. He writes recurring columns for Inc. Magazine and The Creativity Post, is a regular contributor to Fast Company, Thrive Global, CEOWorld Magazine, Productive Flourishing, and SmartBrief, and has been featured on or in MSNBC, the Chicago Tribune, AdAge, Business Insider, The Weekly Roundup, and numerous podcasts.Larry and Sue discuss:- What Rebel Leadership means, why it’s vital to your company culture, and its direct effect on your bottom line.- How moving culture from a concept to a priority creates a huge competitive advantage.- Specific ways to plan for culture as you return to the office (in whatever form that is.)- Why a long-term view is mostly about what you do with this moment and dealing with uncertainty will dictate how your company does.