Articles

Creating a Culture of Excellence with Melissa Kwan, Ep #17

What would it take to create a culture of excellence in an organization? Do you need to be everyone’s best friend, a severe micro-manager, or something else entirely? On this episode, you’ll hear from business leader extraordinaire, Melissa Kwan. Melissa Kwan is the Co-Founder and former CEO of Spacio, a real estate tech company recently acquired by HomeSpotter. Spacio was the first company to apply data analytics to open houses, giving brokerages and franchises real-time visibility into company-wide agent, office, and customer activity to make more effective sales, marketing, and training decisions. Currently, Melissa serves as the Vice President of Spacio at HomeSpotter. In our conversation, Melissa shares her experience as a woman and leader in the workplace, why discussing...
Continue Reading

Why A Yes Person Isn’t Always the Best Person For the Job with Ryan Peña, Ep #16

Don’t you love those folks in your organization who ask, “How high?” when you say “Jump?” You know the type, we often refer to them as a “Yes Person.” Wouldn’t it be nice if your entire organization was filled with yes people? Not so fast! What if you are missing a key piece of leadership development by turning everyone into a yes person? On this episode, you’ll hear from my guest, Ryan Peña. Ryan is an Innovation Lab Specialist for Be The Match; a non-profit organization focused on bone marrow registry and research. As a part of the Innovation Lab, Ryan works with a multi-disciplinary team created specifically to solve an existing problem or realize a new opportunity. In our conversation, Ryan...
Continue Reading

How to Assess the Emerging Leaders In Your Organization, Ep #15

What is your plan for assessing and encouraging emerging leaders in your organization? Do you hope a good idea will fall in your lap or are you proactively looking for ways to sift through your people? What if there was a way to take a common occurrence like a weather event and use it help you gauge your workforce? Thankfully, there are lessons to be learned all around us! Everything and I mean everything is content. From a walk in the park to a trip to the corner store, in every situation life is giving you an opportunity to learn. Will you have eyes to see and ears to hear or will you miss the moment like so many people do? The...
Continue Reading

Why We Need to Elevate the Role of Emotional Intelligence at Work, with Roger Wolkoff, Ep #14

Have you ever considered the role of emotional intelligence at work? Most people think of emotional intelligence as something that stay-at-home parents and grade school teachers have to deal with, how does it apply to the workplace? Here to shed some light on this critical topic is Roger Wolkoff. With decades of experience in project management, Roger Wolkoff decided to make a pivot in his career and started his work with public speaking. Roger helps leaders and high-performing teams communicate with clarity, conviction, and positive intent. His passion is to help leaders make connections. In this episode, you’ll hear from Roger as he explains his term “Done farting around,” how he decided to leave his project management work behind, why...
Continue Reading

9 Traits Of Every Mutually Meaningful Work Engagement, Ep #13

This episode about mutually meaningful work engagements was spawned by a handful of listener questions that revealed to me that I need to lay some groundwork in order for listeners to understand where we are going with this podcast. My hope is that in this short recording I am able to bring greater clarity to the term “mutually meaningful work engagements” so that leaders and teams are able to create them together. What are mutually meaningful work engagements? Mutually meaningful work engagements are environments where the individual develops and the organization grows at near equal paces - and where one is not accomplished at the expense of the other. That’s the “mutual” part and it’s vital that it happens that...
Continue Reading