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Get Emergent: Leadership Development, Improved Communication, and Enhanced Team Performance

English, Finance, 1 season, 127 episodes, 1 day, 9 hours, 44 minutes
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Transformation is hard. Get Emergent makes it a little easier. Presented by Emergent, this bi-weekly conversation explores the latest techniques and proven best practices to guide businesses and individuals through complex professional and organizational transformations. Creative leadership development strategies, improved communication techniques, enhanced team performance – on Get Emergent, we’re talking about it and providing critical insights that can help you achieve your goals. Subscribe now and learn more about us at getemergent.com.
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Leading Up

    Even leaders have leaders. And sometimes it’s challenging for leaders to express concerns and offer feedback to those at a higher level of leadership. The solution lies in learning to lean into the inevitable discomfort of sharing your perspective with whomever needs to hear it, regardless of their position, and in creating conditions…
5/16/202417 minutes, 43 seconds
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Old School Credibility

    You’ve probably heard the saying “I wouldn’t ask anyone to do anything I wouldn’t do myself.” Perhaps you’ve said it yourself. But is it actually a sustainable leadership philosophy? After all, as leaders, we can’t possibly do everything ourselves. In fact, that’s precisely why we have teams. And it’s not practical to think…
5/2/202417 minutes, 15 seconds
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You’re Not Paranoid, There are Patterns

    There really are patterns in life. Effective leaders can recognize those patterns and use them to optimize the performance of their teams. Listen as Bill and Ralph give examples of patterns you can exploit to enhance your leadership – and how to do it.     Prefer to read the transcript? *Note: The…
4/18/202412 minutes, 58 seconds
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Redefining AI

    In the context of today’s episode, AI means more than artificial intelligence. It means Applied Impact. Listen as Ralph and Bill demystify artificial intelligence and discuss ways to harness technology to drive productivity and make a positive impact on your leadership and within your organization.     Prefer to read the transcript? *Note:…
4/4/202411 minutes, 19 seconds
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Focus

Focus Bill Berthel: Welcome to the Get Emergent podcast. This is the space where we discuss leadership, team and organizational topics and better practices. We like to provide concepts and ideas that you can turn into pragmatic experiments to help you develop your higher potential in your work and your leadership. I’m Bill Berthel. Ralph…
3/21/202411 minutes, 31 seconds
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Mapping What Matters Most

    We often make critical decisions and changes before doing the introspective work necessary to identify what really matters most to us. Being more intentional about identifying what’s most important to us in our lives and careers is the first step in creating a roadmap to get there. Listen and learn more.    …
3/7/202416 minutes, 42 seconds
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Judging Judgment

    There’s an old saying: we judge others by their actions, we judge ourselves by our intentions. For example, we might assume an employee who’s late for work is lazy or unreliable, without considering that there might be a valid, unavoidable reason for their tardiness. Such “attribution errors” are among the most common causes…
2/15/202415 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Power of Not Knowing

    In this episode, Bill speaks with Newell Eaton, a seasoned leadership coach and creative facilitator and frequent Emergent collaborator. As leaders, we can’t possibly know everything or have a solution to every problem. Consequently, there may be a temptation to pretend we have knowledge we actually don’t. But pretending can compromise trust. Listen…
2/1/202420 minutes, 35 seconds
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Peer to Supervisor Transition

    In this episode, Ralph and Bill discuss identifying the key takeaways, insights, and concepts that we as leaders want our team members to remember, and perhaps more importantly, how we can help them apply those learnings to deliver positive results for the organization.     Bill Berthel: Welcome to the Get Emergent podcast,…
1/18/202420 minutes, 42 seconds
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Wisdom From Charlie

    In this episode, Ralph and Bill discuss identifying the key takeaways, insights, and concepts that we as leaders want our team members to remember, and perhaps more importantly, how we can help them apply those learnings to deliver positive results for the organization.     Bill Berthel: Welcome to the Get Emergent podcast,…
1/4/20248 minutes, 42 seconds
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So What, Now What?

    In this episode, Ralph and Bill discuss identifying the key takeaways, insights, and concepts that we as leaders want our team members to remember, and perhaps more importantly, how we can help them apply those learnings to deliver positive results for the organization.     Prefer to read the transcript? *Note: The following…
12/21/202313 minutes, 29 seconds
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Context Matters to the Coach

  Context is key. Until you understand the situation and its background, you can’t be effective as a leader or coach. With the context, you’re better prepared to ask relevant questions and share information that may be useful in helping someone move forward. Listen and learn more as Ralph and Bill discuss the importance of…
12/7/202312 minutes, 30 seconds
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Making the Coaching Connection

  The first step to making a connection as a coach is building trust. There are several ways to accomplish this, including being fully present and focused, being genuinely curious, and using basic rapport-building tactics. Listen to learn practical techniques to establish a coaching connection and optimize your leadership skills.     Prefer to read…
11/16/202312 minutes, 12 seconds
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Sharing Content as a Coach

To be an effective coach, it’s often necessary to share content with team members. But the ability to share content well has two prerequisites – deep listening and intelligent questioning. Bill and Ralph discuss the concept and offer tips on how to hone your own listening and questioning skills and enhance your leadership.    …
11/2/202316 minutes, 11 seconds
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Consciousness in Coaching

  In your leadership, it’s important to become highly self-aware – understanding and acknowledging how you “show up,” how your demeanor or behavior impacts others, and being able to adapt your approach to the situation. Then you’re better able to achieve the full promise of leadership – coaching others. In this episode, Bill and Ralph…
10/19/202316 minutes, 15 seconds
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Leader as Coach

  Leaders need good leadership coaches, but can also act as coaches for their team. Doing so can improve organizational performance, engagement, culture, and morale. What key techniques should you employ to act as an effective coach? Listen in as Bill and Ralph discuss.   Prefer to read the transcript? *Note: The following text is…
10/5/202321 minutes, 1 second
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Conditions for Speaking Up

  In this episode, Bill and Ralph discuss the value of changing our thinking about the way we solve problems. When we think of problem-solving as polarity management  –  that is, managing two forces that are interdependent but seemingly opposite of one another, we can reap tremendous benefits for ourselves personally, and for our teams…
9/21/202311 minutes, 24 seconds
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Stop Solving Problems

  In this episode, Bill and Ralph discuss the value of changing our thinking about the way we solve problems. When we think of problem-solving as polarity management  –  that is, managing two forces that are interdependent but seemingly opposite of one another, we can reap tremendous benefits for ourselves personally, and for our teams…
9/7/202315 minutes, 58 seconds
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Handoffs Don’t Require a Title

In many organizations, an enormous amount of time and energy is wasted by sloppy handoffs. Effective requests and delegation require the confidence to hand off tasks to the people best equipped for the task, regardless of their role or title. Ralph and Bill discuss the importance of getting past hierarchy and making the task the…
8/17/20239 minutes, 23 seconds
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Disruptive Leadership

Some effective leaders could be described as disruptive. But of course, we’re thinking of disruption as a constructive force – challenging the status quo, innovating, committing to lifelong learning and experimentation, being agile, and having the ability to adapt and change. It’s about breaking rules with purpose. Listen as Bill and Ralph discuss disruptive leadership,…
8/3/202311 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Case for Vacation

Are you hesitant to take time off? Do you find yourself working while on vacation? Taking time “out of the business” is essential to personal refreshment and energy restoration. And just as important, reluctance to step away does a disservice to development of our employees and teams. In this episode, Ralph and Bill discuss the…
7/20/202311 minutes, 42 seconds
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Dyer’s Dozen

After recently revisiting a book by Wayne Dyer that he read many years ago, Ralph was inspired to discuss with Bill the 12 principles the author identified as critical to effective leadership – “Dyer’s Dozen.” How many are you already practicing, and which do you need to introduce or optimize to enhance your own leadership?…
7/6/202315 minutes, 6 seconds
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Five Fundamentals for Emergent Leaders

The definition of emergent is “coming into being.” In this episode, Ralph and Bill discuss foundational principles every emergent leader needs to be aware of, and importantly, needs to strengthen over the course of their leadership journey. So even if you’re at a more mature stage of your own leadership, listen in for a valuable…
6/15/202313 minutes, 22 seconds
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12 Ted Lasso Leadership Lessons

Prefer to read the transcript? *Note: The following text is the output of transcribing from an audio recording. Although the transcription is largely accurate, in some cases may be incomplete or inaccurate due to inaudible passages or transcription errors     Bill Berthel: Welcome to the Get Emergent Podcast, where we discuss leadership concepts and…
6/1/202316 minutes, 34 seconds
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Enlightened Leadership

Ralph defines enlightenment as discovering “the light within.” And as he and Bill discuss, when we allow our own lights to shine and take time to find the light within all those we work with – to tap into their passion – we foster true team engagement and become a much more powerful leader. Listen…
5/18/202313 minutes, 3 seconds
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Leadership is Relationship

On this episode Bill and Ralph discuss two leadership “dials:” achieving and relating. We can often achieve results by skillfully relating with people. Listen for tips on how to best relate with others to achieve the results you seek for your leadership, team, or organization.   Prefer to read the transcript? *Note: The following text…
5/4/202317 minutes, 13 seconds
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Everyone is Incompetent

  Nobody’s perfect. And some employees may not be fully ready for the responsibilities you’d like to allocate to them. When leaders embrace that idea and “take the training wheels off,” it can create conditions of safety and empowerment to stimulate improved engagement, faster learning, and enhanced organizational performance. And as an added benefit, it…
4/20/202311 minutes, 27 seconds
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Leader as Coach

Leaders need good leadership coaches, but can also act as coaches for their team. Doing so can improve organizational performance, engagement, culture, and morale. What key techniques should you employ to act as an effective coach? Listen in as Bill and Ralph discuss.     Prefer to read the transcript? *Note: The following text is…
4/6/202320 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Leadership Lifecycle

The natural stages of leadership are discovery, growth, maturity and legacy. This “lifecycle” is an important sequence of steps that can’t be accelerated. Rather, each stage must be embraced and nurtured as a leader gradually develops on the path to his or her full potential. What stage are you in? And how can you best…
3/16/202317 minutes, 42 seconds
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Control Protect and Comply

  Why don’t some leaders ever reach their full potential? It’s often because they control, protect and comply – behaviors that are rooted in fear. Today, Bill and Ralph break down and define those behaviors and explain how they hold some leaders back. Are you relying too heavily on them? And if so, how can…
2/16/202313 minutes, 17 seconds
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Fastoration

  Creating space for energy renewal is vital to effective leadership, but restorative practices don’t have to be complicated or time-consuming. In this episode, Ralph and Bill discuss the four key areas of energy renewal, and coining the phrase “Fastoration,” suggest ways to simply and efficiently fit them into a full schedule. Listen, and discover…
2/2/20238 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Yes List

  Rather than focusing on what we say “no” or “not yet” to, focusing on the essential criteria of what we say “yes” to can aid decision-making and create space for great work. In this episode, Bill and Ralph offer suggestions and examples to help you develop your own essential list. Join us, and learn…
1/19/20239 minutes, 54 seconds
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Creativity is Subtraction

  Creativity is one of the most important traits a leader can possess, and when a leader is able to creatively experiment with processes, the dividends can be huge. For example, Bill and Ralph discuss the benefits of a “less is more” approach in this episode. Intentionally choosing to create space – and where you…
1/5/20239 minutes, 47 seconds
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Outdated Concepts

  Here’s a bold statement: retirement and college are outdated concepts of the 20th century. You may disagree but listen in as Ralph and Bill discuss the topic and see if your opinion changes.   Before each transcript Prefer to read the transcript? *Note: The following text is the output of transcribing from an audio recording.…
12/15/202210 minutes, 36 seconds
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Reset Yourself

  Professionally many of us are feeling detached, fatigued, and perhaps even completely burned out. But we can always choose to begin again. In this episode, Ralph and Bill discuss a practice you can use to reset yourself and recommit to your mission.   Prefer to read the transcript? *Note: The following text is the…
12/1/202210 minutes, 20 seconds
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Confidence

  Confidence is critical to effective leadership. If you sometimes feel less than self-assured, there’s a five-step process that can strengthen your confidence and enhance your leadership. In this episode, Ralph and Bill break down the technique. Listen and give it a try. Prefer to read the transcript? *Note: The following text is the output…
11/17/202211 minutes, 54 seconds
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Effective Resource Utilization

  Too many organizations suffer from ineffective resource allocation. The problem may stem from various factors like inadequate delegation, employee burnout, or unclear direction, vision and goals. And the solution may lie in experimentation, for example reducing – yes, reducing – work hours, and studying what others who allocate resources well are doing and emulating…
11/3/202211 minutes, 39 seconds
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Accountability as an Empowering Principle

90% of employees would say that effectively holding others accountable is one of the top priorities of leadership. But how can you do that without “weaponizing” accountability? Bill and Ralph offer some tips and exercises to improve accountability in your business and strengthen your leadership. Bill Berthel: Welcome to the Get Emergent podcast where we…
10/20/202210 minutes, 21 seconds
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People don’t want to work anymore, right? Wrong!

Having problems recruiting and retaining employees? Change your thinking. There is not a shortage of good job candidates and people do want to work. Bill and Ralph discuss the benefits of shifting your perspective and being open to redesigning “work” to attract quality talent and keep them engaged. Bill Berthel: Welcome to the Get Emergent…
10/6/202213 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Dilemma of the Working Manager

Balancing “Working On” and “Working In” the Business. Effective working managers are adept at managing polarities – strategy vs. tactics, planning vs. executing, delegating vs. doing. Ralph and Bill discuss the challenges that many working managers face, and offer tips and exercises to help you achieve balance and scale your leadership and your business. Bill…
9/15/202212 minutes, 41 seconds
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Your Culture Equals Your Actions

“Company culture” is an often-used – and perhaps overused – term. But what do we really mean by culture? Let’s keep it simple: your culture is created by your actions. It’s not what you say, it’s what you do. Are your actions aligned with what you want your organization to be? Bill Berthel: Welcome to…
9/1/202212 minutes, 20 seconds
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Performance Experiments

Ralph and Bill discuss a new activity to incorporate in your leadership: 6 weeks of short, asynchronous content focused on insights and behavior change. The concept is similar to the “42-day challenges” popular at fitness centers. When backed by accountability and support, these performance experiments can motivate learning and growth, and help you achieve your…
8/18/202214 minutes, 39 seconds
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Coaching for Engagement

So often lately we hear “people don’t want to work” and “we can’t find people.” The reality is that people don’t want to participate in the traditional employment paradigm. Organizations that successfully attract and retain talent understand the importance of employee engagement and know how to foster it. Ralph and Bill offer tips that you…
8/4/202221 minutes, 18 seconds
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How Do You Show Up As a Leader

More importantly, how do you want to show up and how is that different from how you actually show up? In this episode, Cindy and Ralph discuss the importance of “Leadership Presence” – knowing who you aspire to be as a leader and using what you value most to drive leadership effectiveness, leadership behavior, and…
7/21/202215 minutes, 7 seconds
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Purpose, Calm and Self-care Revisited

When this episode was first recorded in March 2020, the pandemic had just begun. Cindy and Ralph offered suggestions to help navigate a time of stress and uncertainty. Many months later, the content of that episode remains as relevant as ever. If you didn’t catch the original episode, this is critical listening. If you did…
7/7/202229 minutes, 29 seconds
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A Conversation with the President of OneGroup

In this episode of our “Driving Leadership” series, Emergent’s Bill Berthel speaks with Chris Mason, President of OneGroup, an insurance agency based in Syracuse, New York. Chris traces his leadership path, and discusses building and maintaining an attractive culture as the key to overcoming the challenges of his industry. He also offers his insights on…
6/16/202211 minutes, 54 seconds
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Mindful Leadership

Mindful Leadership – What the Heck Does that Mean and Why Does it Matter? In this episode, Ralph and Cindy unpack the concept of mindful leadership and break down its key components: self-awareness, other-awareness, and situational awareness. Consider this episode a relatable and practical guide to the fundamentals of emotional intelligence and how it impacts…
6/2/202217 minutes
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Are You Mindless About Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is an essential skill for any effective leader. Practicing mindfulness helps you become aware of what really matters, and that leads to mastery – self-mastery, mastery in relationship management – the ability to make sound decisions, take the right actions, and be effective in any situation. In this episode, Ralph and Cindy break down…
5/19/202221 minutes, 28 seconds
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Driving Performance

There are several things effective leaders do regularly to drive performance in their teams and organizations. Are these tactics in your leadership toolkit? Cindy and Ralph break down the key components to driving performance that every leader should be integrating into their own practice.
5/5/202213 minutes
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A Conversation with Founder and CEO of RADAR

In this episode of our “Driving Leadership” series, Emergent’s Bill Berthel speaks with Ryan Doyle, founder and CEO of Radar, an architectural firm in Syracuse, New York. Ryan talks about his goals for Radar, growing his firm by “mobilizing intelligence,” and the importance of flexibility in his leadership. During the conversation, Ryan discusses the challenges he’s…
4/21/202215 minutes, 17 seconds
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Leadership Agility

Many leaders have faced unprecedented challenges over the past 24 months and will continue to do so. Managing uncertainty, increasing complexity and rapid change requires flexibility with purpose, or “Leadership Agility” – the ability to adapt your leadership style as the situation warrants. But how do you become a more agile leader? Ralph and Cindy…
4/7/202217 minutes, 5 seconds
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A Conversation with Owner of Valley Signs

In this episode of our “Driving Leadership” series, Emergent’s Bill Berthel speaks with Steve Lowe, owner of Valley Signs in Clayville, NY and co-founder of CNY Birdies Fore Babies, a non-profit organization that organizes an annual golf tournament to promote increased awareness about infertility and raises funds for couples who are trying to have a child.…
3/17/202217 minutes, 39 seconds
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Communicating Effectively and Clearly

The difference between a good idea and a great leader is the way in which they communicate.  But communicating clearly and effectively is not always as obvious and easy as it seems. Ralph and Cindy offer some tips on how to improve your communication skills, thus enhancing your leadership effectiveness.
3/3/202214 minutes, 40 seconds
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A Conversation with the Regional President at Advance Local

In this episode of our “Driving Leadership” series, Emergent’s Bill Berthel speaks with Tim Kennedy, Regional President of Advance Local. Tim traces his leadership path from his early career as an accountant at Price Waterhouse to his current media position. Tim covers a wide range of topics, including the importance of shared values within an…
2/17/202216 minutes, 14 seconds
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Whelmed

We’ve all heard the term overwhelmed, and many leaders often experience the stress of being overwhelmed. In this episode, Ralph and Bill discuss the concept of being “whelmed” – that is, achieving the sweet spot between your leadership responsibilities and the critical need for rest and renewal. They offer strategies to avoid feeling overwhelmed, thereby…
2/3/202216 minutes, 42 seconds
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A Conversation with Fanny Villarreal

In this episode of our “Driving Leadership” series, Emergent’s Bill Berthel speaks with Fanny Villarreal, Executive Director of the Syracuse, New York YWCA. Fanny shares her passion, belief, and energy for the mission of eliminating racism and empowering women and girls in Central New York.
1/20/202215 minutes, 29 seconds
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Predicting 2022

Ralph and Cindy offer predictions for the coming year. What challenges will leaders face in the next few months, and how can they successfully adapt and overcome the toughest challenges? Listen, and learn how to future-proof your leadership.
1/6/202219 minutes, 45 seconds
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A Conversation with Winnie Deloayza

In this episode of our “Driving Leadership” series, Emergent’s Bill Berthel speaks with Winnie Deloayza of East Meets West Consulting, who has spent an incredible 35 years coaching others to improve their leadership. Winnie shares the valuable lessons she’s learned and the wisdom she’s gained through her own leadership journey. This episode is a must…
12/16/202118 minutes, 39 seconds
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Influence

An ability to influence others is a key to effective leadership. In this episode, Ralph and Cindy break down the components and methods of influencing. It’s a must listen if you’re struggling to assert your influence within your team or organization.
12/1/202124 minutes
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How Empathy is Ruining Performance

This episode’s title will be surprising if you know Ralph and Cindy, but they make a strong case that often empathy is overused, misunderstood, and misapplied. And that can adversely affect leadership, team, and organizational performance.
11/3/202117 minutes, 37 seconds
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A Conversation with Chief Philanthropic Officer at the American Association for Cancer Research

In this episode of our “Driving Leadership” series, Emergent’s Bill Berthel speaks with Mitch Stoller, Chief Philanthropic Officer at the American Association for Cancer Research. Stoller discusses the virtues of servant leadership and the challenges of fundraising, and offers advice about how to inspire and engage team members.
10/21/202119 minutes, 41 seconds
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Psychological Safety – How Can You Really Speak Up?

Cindy and Ralph discuss the concept of psychological safety – feeling confident in your ability to speak your mind without fear of retribution – and offer tips to help improve the sense of psychological safety for yourself and your team.
10/7/202122 minutes, 50 seconds
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A Conversation with a Hamilton College Graduate

In this episode of our “Driving Leadership” series, Emergent’s Bill Berthel speaks with Sadye Bobbette, a recent Hamilton College graduate and avid outdoors person who discusses her leadership journey, particularly what wilderness adventure experiences have taught her about leadership with others, leadership of others, and importantly, leadership of self.
9/16/202118 minutes, 32 seconds
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No

Ralph and Cindy discuss the importance of saying no, and how to do so strategically and thoughtfully, thereby strengthening your leadership by allowing you to focus on what matters most.
9/2/202116 minutes, 7 seconds
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A Conversation with President and Founder of Leashes of Valor

In the conclusion of a two-part episode featuring the leadership of Leashes of Valor, a not-for-profit organization serving wounded veterans, Emergent’s Bill Berthel speaks with Danique Masingill. Danique is a retired veteran, Syracuse University graduate, and Leashes for Valor’s President and co-founder. Daniquediscusses how her past experiences with poor leadership influenced the development of her…
8/19/202119 minutes
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Does Having Ambition Compromise Effective Leadership?

Ralph and Cindy discuss the key characteristics of “selfless leadership” and make six recommendations for how to deal with the paradox of balancing selfless leadership with your own ambition.
8/5/202119 minutes, 29 seconds
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Driving Leadership – A Conversation with Co-founder and Director at Leashes of Valor

In part one of a two-part episode featuring the leadership of Leashes of Valor, a not-for-profit organization serving wounded veterans, Emergent’s Bill Berthel speaks with Matt Masingill, the organization’s co-founder and Director of Canine Operations. As a retired veteran himself, Matt discusses canine and human leadership dynamics.
7/15/202115 minutes, 40 seconds
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Leadership Lightning Round

We get a revealing look at Ralph’s thoughts on his own leadership, as he responds to Cindy’s seven leadership coaching questions in a lightning round format.
7/1/202118 minutes, 24 seconds
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Driving Leadership – A Conversation with Indium Corporation President and COO

In this episode of our “Driving Leadership” series, Emergent’s Bill Berthel speaks with Ross Berntson, President and COO of Indium Corporation. Ross discusses the value of the “leader- leader” concept, the importance of servant leadership, and reducing friction to help people reach their full potential.
6/17/202122 minutes, 23 seconds
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Fortune Cookie Leadership Part 2

Because so many listeners enjoyed last month’s episode, Ralph and Cindy again randomly select fortune cookie messages and discuss how short phrases can contain wisdom that can make a big impact when applied to your leadership.
6/3/202115 minutes, 30 seconds
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Driving Leadership – A Conversation with Head Women’s Golf Coach at Clemson University

In this episode of our “Driving Leadership” series, Emergent’s Bill Berthel speaks with Kelley Hester, head women’s golf coach at Clemson University. Kelley discusses her own transformational servant leadership style and the challenges and rewards of working through adversity.
5/20/202123 minutes, 48 seconds
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Fortune Cookie Leadership

Sound leadership advice can be found in the most unexpected places. Ralph and Cindy randomly select fortune cookie messages and discuss how short phrases can contain wisdom that can make a big impact when applied to your leadership.
5/6/202117 minutes, 42 seconds
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Driving Leadership – A Conversation with a High-level Executive Security Professional

In this episode of our “Driving Leadership” series, Emergent’s Bill Berthel speaks with Juan “Gonzo” Gonzalez, CEO of Eagle Eye International Protective Services and Kinetic Red. Gonzo discusses the value of failure, the challenges he faces as a leader today, and breaks down his three leadership priorities.
4/14/202115 minutes
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Upping Your Leadership Game

This spring is a great time to rejuvenate your leadership. Ralph and Cindy share six critical skills to raise the bar on your leadership.
3/31/202111 minutes, 16 seconds
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Driving Leadership – A Conversation with Director of Employee Experience at Equitable

In this episode of our “Driving Leadership” series, Emergent’s Bill Berthel speaks with Aubrey Hait, Director of Employee Experience at Equitable. Aubrey describes herself as a mobilizer of people, with a passion for body combat instruction. She discusses how her diverse interests coalesce to enhance her leadership, and how her drive to succeed as an…
3/18/202120 minutes, 8 seconds
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Trust

Ralph and Cindy share a memorable acronym that reminds leaders about what it takes to build and extend trust, leading to stronger relationships and higher performance.
3/4/202111 minutes, 3 seconds
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Driving Leadership – A Conversation Founding Partner at MPW Marketing

In this episode of our “Driving Leadership” series, Emergent’s Bill Berthel speaks with Matt Wilson, Founding Partner at MPW Marketing. Matt discusses the challenges of being a “player-manager,” and striving toward a culture that provides opportunities for professional excellence, a great working environment, and excellent compensation.
2/18/202118 minutes, 49 seconds
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Back to Basics

Ralph and Cindy discuss the importance of staying grounded in five leadership fundamentals that will strengthen your leadership impact.
2/3/202121 minutes, 45 seconds
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Driving Leadership – A Conversation with Robert Hack

In this episode of our “Driving Leadership” series, Emergent’s Bill Berthel speaks with Robert Hack, President, and CEO of HealtheConnections. Robert discusses his path in leadership from large corporate organizations through his transition to the leader of a unique relationship-based service organization. Roberts says that his leadership success, in organizations of all sizes, is due…
1/21/202119 minutes, 29 seconds
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What is the Ideal Team Player?

Ralph and Cindy share their experience of working with hundreds of corporate teams and offer their assessment of the mindset and behavior characteristics common to the best team players. Prefer to read the transcript? *Note: The following text is the output of transcribing from an audio recording. Although the transcription is largely accurate, in some…
12/30/202016 minutes, 7 seconds
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Driving Leadership – A Conversation with Dr. Juhanna Rogers

In this episode of our “Driving Leadership” series, Emergent’s Bill Berthel speaks with Dr. Johanna Rogers, Vice President for Racial Equity and Social Impact at Center State CEO. Dr. Rogers talks about how her current leadership opportunities were built upon the sacrifices of those who came before her. She also discussed her leadership in her…
12/16/202028 minutes, 45 seconds
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Take a Leadership Transformation Challenge

Cindy shares with Ralph the transformation she experienced in 2020, the strategies that helped her succeed, and invites you to use the same tactics to transform your leadership.
12/3/202021 minutes, 15 seconds
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Driving Leadership – A Conversation with Jeff Knauss

In this episode of our “Driving Leadership” series, Emergent’s Bill Berthel speaks with Jeff Knauss, CEO and co-founder of Digital Hyve in Syracuse and Rochester, NY. Jeff shares that to lead well, you have to love people, communicate to the point that you feel like it may be too much, and serve others to no…
11/19/202036 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Five Critical Challenges that Will Make or Break Your Leadership

Ralph and Cindy define the challenges and give recommendations on how you can address each.
11/5/202016 minutes, 40 seconds
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Driving Leadership – A Conversation with Meg Tidd

In the newest episode of our “Driving Leadership” series, Emergent’s Bill Berthel speaks with Meg Tidd, COO at VIP Structures in Syracuse, New York. Meg has combined her upbringing in the arts and the not-for-profit world with her passion for corporate strategy, and takes us on her journey of being an empathetic leader and being…
10/22/202028 minutes, 46 seconds
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Don’t Say That!

Are you creating what you want through the language you use? Ralph and Cindy share their favorite pet peeves of what not to say.
10/8/202012 minutes, 4 seconds
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Don’t Say That

Are you creating what you want through the language you use? Ralph and Cindy share their favorite pet peeves of what not to say.
10/3/202012 minutes, 4 seconds
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Driving Leadership – A Conversation with Binaifer Dabu

In the latest installment of our “Driving Leadership” series, Emergent’s Bill Berthel speaks with Binaifer Dabu, Senior HR Manager of Learning and Organizational Development at Community Bank in Syracuse, New York. An educator and storyteller, Dabu traces her leadership journey and discusses, among other things, the value of story, the importance of continued learning, and…
9/24/202037 minutes, 34 seconds
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Scaling Leadership

Ralph and Cindy define the term “scaling leadership” and share the five actions you can take to build organizational capability.
9/9/202020 minutes, 13 seconds
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Driving Leadership – A Conversation with James Rolling

In the first episode of our “Driving Leadership” series, Emergent’s Bill Berthel speaks with Professor James Rolling, who discusses the impact of creativity on leadership and the influence of “swarm intelligence” in developing effective leaders.
8/27/202025 minutes, 9 seconds
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Our Assumptions: At Best, Incomplete. At Worst, Wrong

Ralph and Cindy discuss our natural tendencies to tell ourselves stories based on the assumptions we make, and how those stories can get in the way of effective leadership, clear communication, and inspiring team performance.
8/13/202015 minutes, 37 seconds
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What is Your Leadership Brand?

How are other people experiencing you in your leadership? That’s your leadership brand. Is your behavior aligned with your vision of yourself as a leader? It’s essential for effective leaders to be aware of their brand and refine it as needed.
7/16/202018 minutes, 50 seconds
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Reframing VUCA

Embracing a new definition of the military acronym can give you the ability to lead effectively through times of change.
6/28/20208 minutes, 54 seconds
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The New Driven Leader

Self-leadership and self-reflection are critical during this time. Today’s “driven” leader has an opportunity to expand thinking by noticing their default behaviors in three specific areas.
6/10/202017 minutes, 26 seconds
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Live Slow Enough

During a March 2020 Emergent webinar, Ralph Simone reflects on the importance of slowing down during times of uncertainty.
5/22/20207 minutes, 7 seconds
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Realistic Optimism

Challenging times call for our best leadership, the kind of leadership that recognizes and embraces negativity while holding faith that good will prevail.
4/30/202018 minutes, 29 seconds
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Resilience, Self-Compassion, Creative Connecting

Learn how to prepare for bouncing back from these uncertain times by strengthening your resilience, self-compassion, and creative connection skills.
4/21/202014 minutes, 52 seconds
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Purpose, Calm and Self-Care

Discover the three essential things leaders can do to thrive during challenging times and emerge stronger on the other side.
3/31/202024 minutes, 30 seconds
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Stretch Crazy Leadership

Today, the entire Emergent team explains how our unique approach to strategic planning can lead to transformational breakthroughs in individual, team and organizational leadership.
1/3/20209 minutes, 53 seconds
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Leading Organizational Change: The Four Things to Focus on Now

Leading organizational change requires agility, and being agile means focusing on four key areas. In this episode, Ralph and Cindy discuss those four areas, what they mean, and why they’re important.
11/26/201916 minutes, 49 seconds
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Lead Forward: A Participant’s Perspective

A past LeadFORWARD participant shares his experiences and how the program impacted his team, his organization, and his individual leadership effectiveness.
10/15/201911 minutes, 58 seconds
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How Teams Roll – Creating Operational Ground Rules

Often what’s most overlooked in building teams is taking the time to create operational ground rules that define how a team engages. Creating these important ground rules ensures that we mitigate “stupid conflict,” and improve accountability to get things done smarter, faster, and better together.
9/11/201913 minutes, 53 seconds
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Turning Groups into Teams

Learn how to turn a “group of individuals working together” into a high performing team that is focused on an aligned strategy.
8/14/201911 minutes, 16 seconds
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Magnificent Meetings, Part 2 – Starting Strong

Do you want to improve the quality of your meetings? Start strong. Ralph and Cindy discuss how checking in with team members in four key areas at the beginning of a meeting will improve engagement, participation and the quality of the discussion.
7/24/201912 minutes, 11 seconds
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Creating The Roadmap to Higher Team Performance

A strong team must have a model for what success looks like in terms of performance, relationships, and culture. The team vision paints the picture for what that can look like. We’ll explain.
6/19/201910 minutes, 28 seconds
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Listener Questions

Ralph and Cindy answer questions from the audience. Topics include strategies for keeping team members engaged during meetings, dealing with individuals who routinely resist opposing viewpoints, what to do when one team member consistently dominates meetings, and how to handle high performers who habitually miss deadlines.
6/5/201944 minutes, 42 seconds
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How Safe is Your Environment

Often leaders unconsciously create conditions under which their team members are afraid to speak up. This can kill creativity, innovation, problem solving and team performance. We’ll offer ideas about how to create a more psychologically safe environment in which everyone on the team can thrive.
4/23/201919 minutes, 59 seconds
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Magnificent Meetings

According to the Harvard Business Review, 71% of people feel that most meetings they participate in are a waste of time. We’ll outline the four essential types of meetings and give you five tips to make those meetings more productive.
4/5/201919 minutes, 22 seconds
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The Five Essential Elements of a Great Team

Once you’ve determined a team is necessary, there are five essential elements that are vital to that team’s success. Cindy Masingill and Ralph Simone describe the five elements and why they’re critical to building a high-performing team.
2/5/201810 minutes, 15 seconds
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Teams-Where to Begin

We hear a lot about teams in business today. But do you really need a team? And if you do, who are the right players? Ralph Simone and Cindy Masingill offer valuable insights to guide you in making these critical decisions.
1/22/201815 minutes, 19 seconds
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Commitment

Is your team failing to deliver results? Could it be that they’re not as committed as you think they are or as you need them to be? Learn how to get true buy-in from your team.
11/13/201710 minutes, 44 seconds
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Building Trust

So you’ve decided that your team is not operating to its highest potential. Where do you start? It starts with trust.
10/30/201717 minutes, 40 seconds
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Stop the Meeting Madness

We’ll address the elephant in the room – we are overworked because we spend so much time stuck in ineffective or unneeded meetings. Learn how to stop the meeting madness.
10/16/201711 minutes, 59 seconds
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Building High Performing Teams Introduction

How do you turn what’s essentially just a group of people working together into an actual high performing team?
10/2/20176 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Gap is the Way

The success of realizing a vision, achieving a goal or solving a problem begins with identifying the gap.
9/18/20179 minutes, 11 seconds
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Building Influence

Learn about the secret influencing skill that will change your life.
8/29/201711 minutes, 22 seconds
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Manage Up

Ralph and Cindy discuss techniques to build a culture of commitment and accountability at all levels of an organization.
8/14/201716 minutes, 37 seconds
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Fact or Fiction

Humans are “meaning-making machines.” What does it mean when someone doesn’t return your phone call? If you think it means anything other than they just haven’t returned you phone call, you need to listen to this episode.
7/31/201710 minutes, 51 seconds
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Start Complaining

Complaints aren’t just negative. They are powerful tools to use in building a culture of accountability. Listen and learn more.
7/19/201711 minutes, 39 seconds
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Renegotiating Promises

Learn how to effectively adapt your commitments based on changing circumstances.
6/19/201711 minutes, 35 seconds
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Rebuilding Trust

Some say that fulfilling promises is the key to building trust with others. Just as important is how we rebuild trust when a promise is broken.
6/8/201713 minutes, 52 seconds
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Can I Assess My Emotional Intelligence?

What leadership blind spots do you have?  What leadership insights would you gain by understanding your teammates’ feelings, what they are passionate about and the barriers to their performance?  Your effectiveness as a leader is determined by developing and growing your Emotional Intelligence. In this week’s episode, learn to assess your own E.I. skills and…
5/22/201711 minutes, 10 seconds
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Strength of Teamwork in Driving Performance

Teamwork is a leadership and emotional intelligence skill that’s essential to creating highly performing organizations. While individual achievement is important, businesses can make a greater impact and realize greater profitability through effective teamwork. And it’s every leader’s responsibility to develop processes to surface conflict and align teams toward common objectives. Listen and learn how.
5/8/20170
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We all have the ability to be an Inspirational Leader

In this episode, we’ll delve into the concept of inspirational leadership – the ability to motivate others to do their best and reach their highest potential by being a part of something bigger. It’s about connecting what matters to the individual to what matters to the team, organization, family, or community.  To be an inspirational…
4/24/201711 minutes, 48 seconds
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Developing Your Leadership Influence for Higher Performance.

Influence is about getting people to follow your lead. In this episode of our ongoing series on emotional intelligence, we’ll discuss the importance of influence and how we can all incorporate it into our roles as leaders of families, teams, organizations, and communities.
4/10/201713 minutes, 47 seconds
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Coach and Mentor – Helping Others Step Into Their Greatness

Coaching and mentoring are leadership and emotional intelligence skills that are vital to nurturing organizational growth and adaptability.  In this episode, we’ll discuss how leaders can implement coaching, especially using open-end questions, to encourage and create the conditions and environment for empowering employees.
3/27/201715 minutes, 42 seconds
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Managing Conflict to Prevent Artificial Harmony

Learning and practicing effective relationship management skills is essential to developing emotional intelligence. This discussion focuses on the benefits of healthy conflict in the workplace, and demonstrates how you can create a stronger, more adaptable business by fostering an environment in which different perspectives are welcomed.
3/15/201715 minutes, 24 seconds