Archives from June 2013

Cheryl Nash on the Highs and Lows of Financial Services

Learning from mistakes and moving onward and upward.

June 28, 2013 / Podcast # 13-13

Cheryl Nash

This week, Cheryl Nash talks about her perceived challenges of being a woman in a traditionally male dominated industry, what qualities exemplify a great leader regardless of gender, and how she learned from her failures and how it helped her in her career. Instrumental to her leadership was the example of other mentors who were inspiring examples. Cheryl also talks about how fortunate she was to have the total support of her family and how her circumstances allowed her to withstand the mistakes and successes of her career.

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Nicole Lipkin on Engagement and Emotional Contagion

How disengagement is problematic and what to do about it.

June 14, 2013 / Podcast # 13-12

Nicole Lipkin

Nicole Lipkin, author of What Keeps Leaders Up at Night, wants us to know that our brains are more sensitive than we think, susceptible to what is called “emotional contagion.” That’s when someone’s “negative emotions spread virally” where our brains pick up on someone else’s mood and mimic that emotion. That means if one employee is feeling disengaged, that feeling will spread. Added to the other symptoms like declines in productivity, performance, safety, retention and profits, this makes disengagement one of the most pervasive and unremarked upon problems in the workplace. Luckily, Nicole has ways to combat disengagement and get teams back on track.

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