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The Proteus Leader Show

English, Finance, 1 season, 84 episodes, 19 hours, 54 minutes
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The Proteus Leader Show, hosted by nationally known business thinker and leadership coach Erika Andersen, offers quick, practical support for you as a manager and leader – insights and tools you can use to improve right now.
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Episode #81: Becoming Culturally Savvy

On this episode, Erika's guest Colette Phillips shares practical approaches for leaders to become more culturally savvy, so they can create truly inclusive workplaces and teams. For more from Erika and Proteus, subscribe to our newsletter: conta.cc/43w4LH0
3/25/202418 minutes, 16 seconds
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#80: Leadership Development for the Future

Erika and her guest Lori Mazan discuss the future of leadership development, focusing on the critical importance of coaching and the best use of technology. To hear more from Erika and the Proteus Team, #sSubscribe to our Newsletter: https://visitor.constantcontact.com/manage/optin/ea?v=001uPo5r0g3V_Vd6BU2aUudS8SA8vpFI3Juo6VOY7VA7vbafXou5XHeoN9PdNd1zt7BQ0A-Ia7fNkCCOISVGTB1D-vV-wNHFczM
2/26/202419 minutes, 47 seconds
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#79: Powerful Team Habits

This month, Erika talks with Charlie Gilkey about his new book Team Habits, How Small Actions Lead to Extraordinary Results. Charlie offers simple, practical ways to build better habits on our core teams, so they feel better and work better.
1/29/202417 minutes, 21 seconds
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#78: Making Wall Street More Human-Centered

In this podcast, we talk about how important it is for companies to hire employees who demonstrate strong leadership skills, specifically in the financial industry. Achikzad offers non-traditional leadership practices to assist employees in strengthening their leadership skills.
11/30/202318 minutes, 35 seconds
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#77: Amplifying Trust

This month Erika speaks with Zain Raj, Chairman and CEO of Shapiro+Raj and zednext. In this podcast, we talk about how leaders who set clear expectations for their team amplify trust and have a transformative impact on their business.
10/31/202316 minutes, 46 seconds
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#76: Making a Career Transition

This month Erika speaks with Marie Holive, Director of Transformation Practice and Senior Advisor at Proteus. In this podcast, we talk about the increase in demand for changing careers due to the pandemic. Marie offers valuable takeaways for those who are thinking about switching careers with insights into her own personal experiences.
9/7/202315 minutes, 29 seconds
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#75: Unsticking Your Thinking

This month Erika speaks with long-time friend Mitch Ditkoff, the co-founder of the Advisory Consultancy Sage Catalysts. In this podcast, we talk about the importance of asking the right questions and reframing the way we think about asking questions.
7/28/202316 minutes, 18 seconds
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#74 Including Female Voices

In this podcast we talk about her work that is committed to women's speech, voice, and thought leadership.
5/22/202312 minutes, 18 seconds
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#73: Leading with Respect

Join Erika and Gregg Ward as they discuss his new book Restoring Respect and the Restoring Respect workbook. Tune in and learn how to bring people back together into functional working relationships.
4/20/202318 minutes, 31 seconds
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#72: Creating an Inclusive Environment

This month Erika speaks with Jackie Kindall, founder and CEO of Kindall Evolve. In this podcast we discuss strategies for creating an inclusive work environment.
3/21/202318 minutes
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#71: Leadership Vertigo

This month Erika speaks with Tanveer Naseer from Tanveer Naseer Leadership. In this podcast we talk about his book Leadership Vertigo that talks about the brain sending us false signals that everything is okay when it is not.
2/16/202318 minutes, 9 seconds
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#70: Enoughness

This month I spoke with my colleague JC Lippold about "enoughness," the idea that we can start from the assumption that who we are right now is enough. It turns out that this belief can be a source of motivation, creativity and joy.
1/25/202318 minutes, 14 seconds
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# 69: How to Choose Good Leaders

Join Erika and Dr. Kim Janson as they discuss the skills, traits and knowledge that makes a good leader.
12/16/202216 minutes, 59 seconds
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#68: Why Being a Great Learner Is Key to Your Success

Join Erika and Amy Hayes as they share insights into why being a great learner is key to your success.
11/15/202216 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Diversity Factor with James McKim

Join Erika as she interviews James McKim, best-selling author of The Diversity Factor: Igniting Superior Organizational Performance.
10/18/202216 minutes, 59 seconds
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#65: Financial Anxiety Discussion

Erika discusses financial anxiety with Assad Lazarus from Purchasing Power
9/21/202213 minutes, 28 seconds
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Straight Talk – Influence Skills for Collaboration and Commitment

On the latest episode of the Proteus Leader Show, Erika speaks with Dr. Rick Brandon, Founder & President of Brandon Partners, about humor, hope and can do practicality as it relates to interpersonal organizational skills
8/16/202213 minutes, 22 seconds
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#64: Aligning Talent & Business Strategies

On the latest episode of the Proteus Leader Show, Erika speaks with Carol Schultz, Founder & CEO of Vertical Elevation, about how to make your organization more talent-centric.
7/17/202217 minutes, 8 seconds
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#63: Stop Having Bad Meetings

On the latest episode of the Proteus Leader Show, Erika speaks with Greg Harrod, a leader and coach who trains people to lead with kindness and confidence, about how to improve the meetings you manage and those you attend.
5/19/202212 minutes, 37 seconds
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#62: Creating the Life You Want

On the latest episode of the Proteus Leader Show, Erika speaks with Dr. Traci Stein, a Columbia University-trained psychologist & certified clinical hypnotherapist, on the practice of manifestation and the power it can possess.
4/21/202216 minutes, 25 seconds
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#61: Creating Space to Give People a Real Voice

On the latest episode of the Proteus Leader Show, Erika speaks with Kevin Hancock, CEO of Hancock Lumber, on the importance of creating spaces for people to have a full voice in conversations that affect them.
3/17/202216 minutes, 31 seconds
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#60: The Process & Power of Inclusion

On the latest episode of the Proteus Leader Show, Erika speaks with Gabrielle Claiborne, a trans woman and the co-founder of Transformation Journeys Worldwide, about the process and power of inclusion.
2/16/202217 minutes, 24 seconds
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#59: Leading with Love in Difficult Times

On the latest episode of the Proteus Leader Show, Erika speaks with Zina Sutch & Patrick Malone, authors of "Leading with Love and Laughter: Letting Go and Getting Real" highlighting how to bring more love to your work and to your leadership.
12/14/202116 minutes, 10 seconds
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#58: The Human Impact of Change

On the latest episode of the Proteus Leader Show, Erika speaks with Proteus colleague Tessa Tubbs about the human impact of change for leaders, their teams, and the organization.
11/15/202116 minutes, 40 seconds
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#57: Change from the Inside Out

On the latest episode of the Proteus Leader Show, Erika switches seats with her Proteus partner, Laird McLean, who takes the mic to ask about her new book - Change from the Inside Out - and how to make you, your team, and your organization change-capable.
10/25/202113 minutes, 3 seconds
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#56: Why Leaders Need to be Change Capable

On the latest episode of the Proteus Leader Show, Erika speaks with her Proteus partner and change guru Laird McLean about his insights on why leaders need to be change capable and able to help their people successfully move through change as well.
9/15/202112 minutes, 18 seconds
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#55: How to Operate as a Leader In Change

On the latest episode of the Proteus Leader Show, Erika speaks with Proteus colleague Nate Caskey about the ways in which change works and how to operate as a leader in change.
8/13/202115 minutes, 19 seconds
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#54: The Power of Curiosity

On the latest episode of the Proteus Leader Show, Erika speaks with humanistic researcher and talent development consultant Dr. Alison Horstmeyer about the power of curiosity as a tool for navigating this changed and changing world.
6/18/202116 minutes, 9 seconds
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#53: Inventing the New World of Work

On the latest episode of the Proteus Leader Show, Erika speaks with career development expert Brie Reynolds about how leaders are creating hybrid workplaces that work for this new world.
5/16/202117 minutes, 50 seconds
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#52: The Power of Mindset

On the latest episode of the Proteus Leader Show, Erika speaks with performance expert and best-selling author Alan Fine about why change begins from within and how to get out of your own way for ultimate success.
4/15/202115 minutes, 49 seconds
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What Makes Good Employees Stay

On the latest episode of the Proteus Leader Show, Erika speaks with world-renowned people management expert and best-selling author Bev Kaye about what makes good employees stay and how managers can ensure long-term staff retention.
3/22/202110 minutes, 53 seconds
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#50 Seeing and Addressing Your Unconscious Biases

On this episode of the Proteus Leader Show, Erika talks with Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Sudanese-Australian writer, engineer, and award-winning social advocate. They discuss unconscious bias: how to see your own and how to address them.
2/16/202118 minutes, 25 seconds
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#49 Teaming at a Distance

On this episode of the Proteus Leader Show, Erika talks with Kevin Eikenberry, the founder and Chief Potential Officer of the Kevin Eikenberry group, and co-author with Wayne Turmel of the just-released book "The Long-Distance Teammate." They discuss how to team well at a distance, both now and going forward.
1/14/202119 minutes, 4 seconds
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#48 Ready or Not, Here Comes Gen Z

On the latest episode of the Proteus Leader Show, Erika talks with Kess Eruteya, the 19- year-old founder of InclusionZ, a company she created to help the corporate world understand and integrate her generation into the workplace.
12/16/202011 minutes, 41 seconds
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#47 Successful Change is Human-Centered

On this episode of the Proteus Leader Show, Erika talks with Neil Bedwell, the Founding Partner and President of Local Industries, who posits that “change is a marketing problem," and that successful change requires a human-centered approach – focusing not only on what the change will require practically, but even more on what people will need in order to make the change.
11/16/202017 minutes, 8 seconds
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#46 Making Sure We Can All Rise Together

On the latest episode of the Proteus Leader Show, I talk with Alison Moore, the CEO of Comic Relief US, about how her organization and others that are working for social change are being affected by our changing times – and what we can each do to help.
10/15/202013 minutes, 31 seconds
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Envision the Future You Want to Create

On this latest episode of the Proteus Leader Show, Erika talks with Benita Fitzgerald Mosley – CEO, Olympic gold medalist, longtime client, and now (we’re thrilled) Proteus senior advisor – about the power of creating a clear vision and strategy in these difficult times.
9/22/202014 minutes, 23 seconds
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#44 Endless Curiosity

In the service of helping you understand and embrace your own curiosity, Erika’s guest on the Proteus Leader Show this month is Simon Brown – Chief Learning Officer of Novartis, and a passionate advocate for curiosity. Find out more about how they see curiosity as a driver of value– and how to harness it for your benefit and everyone else’s.
8/18/202015 minutes, 46 seconds
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#43 21st Century HR

On the latest episode of the Proteus Leader Show, Erika's guest is Stacy Green, EVP, and Chief People Officer of Sony Pictures Entertainment. They talk about the evolving role of human resources – and how you can best partner with your organization’s people professionals during the pandemic and beyond.
7/23/202014 minutes, 57 seconds
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#42: Having Good Conversations

In this latest Proteus Leader Show episode, Erika talks with Therese Miclot, the Proteus head of Facilitator Excellence, about what it means to facilitate great conversations, and how to do it. Her insights are even more useful now, in this altered world.
5/20/202012 minutes, 14 seconds
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#41: Getting Women Into Tech

Erika is joined by Sherisse Hawkins, founder and CEO of Pagedip, a tech based company. Together they explore what tech companies can do to attract and retain great female talent, and how women can help welcome and support other women into the tech industry.
1/14/202014 minutes, 29 seconds
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#40: Having Tough Conversations

Erika speaks candidly with her friend and business partner, Jeff Mitchell, about the importance of curiosity based questions and listening skills, during tough conversations with colleagues.
11/19/201916 minutes, 38 seconds
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#39: The Power of Storytelling

Erika is joined today by Kat Kopett, an expert in the timeless art of storytelling and applied improvisation. Kat's book, "Training to Imagine" is considered a key work in the field and she often partners with us at Proteus to develop our approach to facilitation excellence. Their valuable insights reveal why storytelling is such an important aspect of leadership and how you can become a more compelling storyteller.
9/17/201912 minutes, 3 seconds
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#38: Why Executive Coaching?

Executive coaching has become an increasingly popular developmental tool, and Erika’s colleague, Ken Kesslin, has been using the Proteus approach for over a decade to help clients become extraordinary leaders. Together, they explore what distinguishes this approach, and provide valuable insights for listeners who have or are considering working with an executive coach.
7/16/201917 minutes, 50 seconds
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#37: Being Brave at Work

Erika's guest today is Moe Carrick, best-selling author and founder of Moementum, Inc. Moe's new book, Bravespace Workplace: Making Your Company Fit for Human Life, comes out in May 2019, and today they're discussing the importance in business of being brave, and in building deep, authentic relationships.
5/15/201914 minutes, 36 seconds
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#36: Throwing Away the Leadership Rules

Best-selling author and CEO Kevin Kruse joins Erika to share useful and surprising leadership tips from his new book Great Leaders Have No Rules available in April.
3/14/201916 minutes, 7 seconds
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#35: Navigating Complicated Transitions

With change being more and more a part of everyone’s organizational life, Erika speaks to facilitator, consultant and executive coach, Dennis Stratton, to harvest key insights into what leaders need to focus on and in order to navigate the most difficult change situations successfully.
2/13/201916 minutes, 13 seconds
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#34: Women as Leaders

Erika has a candid talk with friend and Proteus Senior Consultant, Cindy Swensen, who works with a lot of senior women across a wide variety of organizations to distinguish the main impediments to women's professional success in business today and what organizations can do to become more supportive of women's success at every level.
1/15/201915 minutes, 15 seconds
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#33: Getting to Greatness

Erika closes the year with executive coach, leadership expert and speaker Lolly Daskal focusing on how leaders can “access their greatness” by choosing the beliefs and behaviors that will take them where they want to go- the core of her book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness. They share actions leaders take right now to get clearer about their own gaps and begin to close them.
12/17/201812 minutes, 20 seconds
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#32: True Parternship

Joined by relationship expert, David Nour, Erika dives into his new book, Co-Create, that focuses on how work partners can operate in ways that bring a shared vision to life for everyone’s benefit. Their discussion imparts useful ways to create productive, trust-based relationships in the workplace today.
11/20/201813 minutes, 50 seconds
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#31: Purposeful Culture

With guest Chris Edmonds, author/co-author of seven books and founder of The Purposeful Culture Group, Erika discusses workplace culture and its importance as Chris shares the tools he has used for decades to help industry-leading executives build value aligned cultures that are purposeful, positive and productive.
10/18/201816 minutes, 4 seconds
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#30: Imagining It Forward

Joined this month by longtime client and colleague Beth Comstock, Erika discusses practical takeaways from Beth’s new book, “Imagine It Forward”, helping people and organizations understand what’s next and navigate change.
9/12/201815 minutes, 14 seconds
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#29: The Power of Questions

Erika is joined by longtime business partner and friend, Jeff Mitchell, to explore how being a skillful questioner benefits a leader. Together, they offer valuable coaching about how to avoid pitfalls and question well.
8/15/201814 minutes, 33 seconds
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#28: Storytelling and Values

Erika discusses the power of storytelling with Steve Morris who offers practical advice about how to share stories as a means of building and communicating company values.
7/10/201813 minutes, 55 seconds
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#27: Creating Connected Cultures

This month, Erika has an insightful conversation with Michael Lee Stallard, whose latest book, Connection Cultures, provides guidance for deepening our connections at work to help us all take best advantage of the power of connection.
6/12/201814 minutes, 51 seconds
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#26: Changing All the Time

Erika’s guest is her Proteus colleague and business partner, Laird McLean. Laird’s experience managing change and transformation initiatives for clients all over the world is the basis of this wide-ranging conversation. Combining nuts-and-bolts practicality with a deep human understanding, Laird provides practical guidance for leaders managing through change.
5/7/201811 minutes, 34 seconds
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#25: Innovation Made Clear

This month, Erika speaks with Greg Satell, a leading voice on innovation and author of Mapping Innovation. Greg’s approach to innovation seamlessly combines inspiration and practicality; this thought-provoking discussion yields practical advice for leaders to be more effective innovators starting today.
4/17/201813 minutes, 40 seconds
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#24: Branding & Company Culture

On this episode of the Proteus Leader Show, Erika talks with Denise Lee Yohn, author of Fusion: How Integrating Brand and Culture Powers the World's Greatest Companies. Denise is a big proponent of the idea that a company’s brand isn’t just something to communicate to clients; it should live at the heart of the organization’s culture. Together they offer useful advice about how to create a strong, positive culture that reflects your brand well.
3/13/201815 minutes, 9 seconds
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#23: Don't Make These Mistakes

Erika’s guest Skip Prichard, self-professed serial CEO and true student of leadership discusses the most prevalent mistakes many of us make in our careers, how to avoid them and practical ways to overcome common hurdles to create the life you truly want.
2/12/201812 minutes, 17 seconds
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#22: Learning That Lasts

Erika is joined by Chris Taylor, CEO of Actionable, a company dedicated to the proposition that learning must be frequent, relevant, collaborative and measurable. Together, they’ll share practical ways to make learning a lasting reality through building rich relationships and making new, powerful habits.
1/10/201815 minutes, 21 seconds
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#21: Applying Improv to Leadership

Erika and her guest Kat Koppett, Founder of Koppett + Company, discuss the value of using story and improvisation to build creative leaders and they’ll share practical ways leaders can become more effective utilizing the benefits of improv right away.
12/11/201712 minutes, 49 seconds
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#20: Innovate to Stay Ahead

Erika joins Stephen Shapiro, best-selling author on the topic of innovation, to discuss his insights into the nature of innovation and how leaders can best support this key skill in their teams and organizations.
11/13/201712 minutes, 57 seconds
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#19: Engaged Employees and Wholehearted Leaders

Erika joins Kevin Kruse, LEADx Leadership Show host, to examine the current epidemic of employee disengagement and share valuable insights for leaders to support employees’ engagement on an individual and organizational level.
10/12/201715 minutes, 24 seconds
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#18: Connecting from the Core

Erika and her guest Lou Diamond discuss the importance of connecting deeply with others. Lou, founder of THRIVE coaching and consulting, offers tips for leaders to begin strengthening their “connecting core” today.
9/13/201716 minutes, 38 seconds
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#17: Brand Personality

Erika and her guest Lesley Everett, Founder & CEO of Walking TALL International, explore what it means to create a brand personality, how it may be different from the way leaders usually think about their organization’s brand and offer practical advice for leaders to get better at doing this.
8/14/201711 minutes, 47 seconds
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#16: Making Strategy Real

Erika and her guest Bill Sanders, operational strategist and Huffington Post columnist, discuss how companies can “operationalize their strategy”- and what most often gets in the way of leaders being able to do this well.
7/18/201713 minutes, 4 seconds
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#15: Self-Talk - Managing the Voice in Your Head

Erika shares the four key steps to effectively managing your self talk.
5/10/20177 minutes, 2 seconds
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#14: Leading for a Cause

Erika and her guest Benita Fitzgerald Mosley, Olympic champion and CEO of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA, talk about how to lead in the non-profit realm, and how to have an impact on the issues that are most important to you.
2/3/201713 minutes, 27 seconds
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#13: Learning Fast in a New Job

Erika and her guest Courteney Monroe, CEO of the National Geographic Global Networks, reflect on the challenges of being a brand-new CEO – and the power of accepting being bad first.
1/11/201714 minutes, 28 seconds
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#12: What About Millennials?

Erika and her guest Ari Andersen, co-founder of Millennials Don’t Suck, explore and debunk some of the misunderstandings and negative assumptions surrounding this new generation, to make it easier for us all to do great work together.
12/5/201612 minutes, 54 seconds
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#11: The Power of Executive Coaching

Erika and her guest Cindy Franklin, Proteus Practice Director for Coaching, discuss the real benefits of working with an executive coach – and how to get the most from a coaching engagement.
11/8/201614 minutes, 25 seconds
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#10: Politics, Power and Influence – Breaking Through, With Integrity

Erika and her guest Kathy Dore, Proteus Practice Director for Vision and Strategy, explore how to navigate political waters in a high-integrity way, to succeed without compromising your values.
10/7/201612 minutes, 44 seconds
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#9: Key Leadership Characteristics with Bernie Swain

Erika's guest is Bernie Swain, the co-founder of the Washington Speakers Bureau and author of What Made Me Who I Am, the new book that captures leadership transformations of 34 of his company's most prominent speakers. Erika and Bernie focus on practical insights and tips to help you become a better leader and manager.
9/3/201612 minutes, 15 seconds
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#8: Delegating - Great for Everybody

Erika explains the art of sharing responsibility, and provides a few simple steps to find the sweet spot between over-delegating and under-delegating.
8/11/20169 minutes, 8 seconds
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#7: Company Culture What, Why And How

Erika and her guest Paul Bolles Beaven, former CHRO of Union Square Hospitality Group, longtime friend and now Proteus consultant, wax eloquent (and practical) about the power of building a great culture.
6/8/201613 minutes, 6 seconds
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#5: Listening – The Hidden Superpower of Great Leaders

We all agree listening is a good thing. So why don’t we do it very often – or very well? Erika tells you what gets in the way, and what to do about it.
5/2/20169 minutes, 31 seconds
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#6: Be Bad First – Detavio Samuels.

Erika and her guest Detavio Samuels, President of Radio One’s One Solution and Interactive One, explore how to want to learn and how to keep learning – even when it’s crazy out there!
3/31/201612 minutes, 44 seconds
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'Be Bad First' audiobook clip #3: The ANEW Model

'Be Bad First' audiobook clip #3: The ANEW Model by Erika Andersen
2/25/20163 minutes, 39 seconds
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'Be Bad First' audiobook clip #2: Mastery and Survival

'Be Bad First' audiobook clip #2: Mastery and Survival by Erika Andersen
2/25/20163 minutes, 43 seconds
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'Be Bad First' audiobook clip #1: Why Learning Is So Important Now

'Be Bad First' audiobook clip #1: Why Learning Is So Important Now by Erika Andersen
2/25/20163 minutes, 27 seconds
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#4: Leader as Learner with Adam Stotksy

Erika and her guest Adam Stotsky, President of Esquire Network and General Manger of E! Entertainment, talk about how to stay open to new learning as you advance in your career.
2/23/201612 minutes, 23 seconds
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#3: Leading Change – You Better Be Good at This

Erika talks with her guest Cari Windt, Proteus’ resident expert on Leading Change, about the human side of change – and how getting that part of it right can make all the difference.
12/23/20159 minutes, 8 seconds
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#2: Social Style – Creating Great Relationships With Almost Anyone

Erika and her guest Therese Miclot, Social Style master trainer, discuss this simple, powerful approach for creating productive relationships with people who just aren’t wired like you.
10/15/201510 minutes, 40 seconds
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#1: Be Bad First – Your Key To Staying Ready For The Future.

Erika focuses on how to build what she calls the key capability for the 21st century: being able to learn new skills, knowledge, and ways of operating quickly and continuously. Go to: Proteusleader.com/bebadfirst
10/9/20159 minutes, 20 seconds