135: Winning with Accountability – the Secret Language of High Performing Leaders with Henry Evans

135: Winning with Accountability – the Secret Language of High Performing Leaders with Henry Evans

To many, accountability means meeting your commitments in the eyes of others. For high performers, however, this is only a small part of what accountability really means. Henry Evans, Invited Agitator and Key Peacemaker for the C-Suite, joins Halelly on this episode of The TalentGrow Show to define accountability for high performers, identify common mistakes many leaders make, and teach you how to ‘Win with Accountability’ (after all, that’s in the title of two of his books!) You’ll learn about the pitfalls of overcommitment and poor vertical communication, why it’s important not to externalize problems that arise in your organization, and how we as leaders can promote an atmosphere of safety in which our team feels comfortable discussing and learning from mistakes. Plus, find out why you should always strive to include people who are different from you in your business planning. Henry is full of actionable advice for leaders, so don’t miss this one! Listen and share what you learned with others.

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133: Rule Makers, Rule Breakers – Balancing Tight and Loose Cultural Norms in Your Workplace with Michele Gelfand

133: Rule Makers, Rule Breakers – Balancing Tight and Loose Cultural Norms in Your Workplace with Michele Gelfand

Workplace cultures vary greatly in terms of how strict or loose they are. Ideally, where a given workplace falls on this spectrum reflects the values and necessities of that business or organization. This raises a crucial question for us as leaders: how do we determine what is just the right amount of tightness or looseness in our workplace cultures? Professor Michele Gelfand of the University of Maryland joins Halelly on this episode of The TalentGrow Show to discuss the high impact role of cultural norms in the workplace. Listen to find out what factors tend to determine tightness or looseness in both organizations and nations, how leaders can harness the power of cultural norms to promote a higher level of effectiveness in their workplaces, and how you can use an understanding of Michele’s ideas to help you become a better negotiator. Plus, discover how these ideas can translate usefully on an individual level as well! Be sure to tune in and share what you learn with others.

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132: Taking the Work Out of Networking with Karen Wickre

132: Taking the Work Out of Networking with Karen Wickre

At certain points in our professional careers, we will need to reach out to our network for help. But especially if you’re an introvert, it isn’t always easy to grow and maintain a network that will be there for you when you need it. Author, advisor, and Silicon Valley veteran Karen Wickre joins Halelly on this episode of The TalentGrow Show to share powerful networking advice backed by her own diverse and successful experience working at Google, Twitter, and beyond. An introvert herself, she believes that introverts hold more power than they think in the professional world. She has developed a set of eleven organizing principles that will help introverts (and just about anyone else!) master networking and make connections that count. Learn how to take the “work” out of networking by practicing techniques like the ‘play a long game,’ and by focusing on connecting with people you really like. Plus, find out how LinkedIn can contribute to a mindset of lazy networking. Listen and take a moment to share this episode with others in your network to keep those connections warm.

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130: Conflict Resolution and Performance Evaluation through Harmony Circles with Psychologist and Mediator Kira Nurieli

130: Conflict Resolution and Performance Evaluation through Harmony Circles with Psychologist and Mediator Kira Nurieli

Conflict resolution can be a difficult and even overwhelming topic for many leaders. How can we address conflict in a healthy, meaningful, and effective way? Kira Nurieli, a social-organizational psychologist and mediator, joins Halelly on this episode of The TalentGrow Show to share her unique and transformative approach to conflict resolution: Harmony Circles. Tune in to discover the biological and theoretical framework behind Harmony Circles, why they are so beneficial, and how to effectively facilitate them. According to Kira, Harmony Circles allow us to tap into the driving emotions that lie at the root of our workplace dynamics, so you’ll definitely want to learn about this powerful tool for building energized and successful teams. Plus, discover the benefits of Performance Evaluation Circles versus other more common methods of employee evaluation! Listen and don’t forget to share with others in your network.

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129: After the Millennials – Leveraging the Strengths of Generation Z with Futurist Anne Boysen

129: After the Millennials – Leveraging the Strengths of Generation Z with Futurist Anne Boysen

Every generation has experienced a unique set of circumstances and key historical events that have helped shape their shared values and their way of looking at the world. Today, with Generation Z’ers flooding into the workplace, it is increasingly important for leaders and managers to understand generational trends in order to leverage Generation Z’s potential. Anne Boysen, futurist and generational expert, has studied and analyzed our youngest generation since the beginning, and joins Halelly on this episode of The TalentGrow Show to share generational insights that will help you work with and lead Generation Z. Tune in to discover Anne’s framework for analyzing generational trends, which trends leaders and managers of Gen Z’ers should be paying attention to today, and what it means when we say that Gen Z’ers are ‘solutionists’ and ‘technology natives’. Plus, find out what large organizations can do to stay relevant amidst the rise of micro-organizations and freelancing! Listen and share with others in your network.

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128: Beyond Belonging – Connecting Authentically without Losing Yourself in Others with Wendy Gates Corbett

128: Beyond Belonging – Connecting Authentically without Losing Yourself in Others with Wendy Gates Corbett

We are all different, yet we all strive for a sense of belonging. Sometimes, this natural quest can become all-consuming and toxic. Do you ever find yourself trying to be the same as others in an attempt to belong? Wendy Gates Corbett, a recognized leader in the talent development world, joins Halelly on this episode of The TalentGrow Show to share the story of how she overcame a crippling need to belong by asking herself the one question that allowed her to blossom: “What About Me?” Listen to discover the egregious costs of constantly worrying about whether you belong, and to learn instead how to connect with others authentically without losing yourself in the process. Plus, learn how leaders can celebrate the individuality of their team-members while helping them develop an authentic sense of belonging at the same time. Listen and don’t forget to share with others in your network!

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126: Influence Redefined — Becoming a More Influential Leader with Stacey Hanke

126: Influence Redefined — Becoming a More Influential Leader with Stacey Hanke

Did you know that a staggering 95% of leaders think that they are more influential than they actually are? This suggests a surprising lack of self-awareness among leaders in the workplace according to author and executive coach Stacey Hanke. So how do you slip into that 5% of leaders who aren’t deluded about their own level of influence? Stacey joins Halelly on this episode of The TalentGrow Show to share very actionable advice for escaping feedback-bubbles and ditching bad workplace habits that result from a lack of self-awareness. She also weighs in on the impact of our fast-changing technological world on human interactions and communication and discusses what we can do to effectively ‘stand out’ today and in the future. Plus, discover how Stacey ties in leadership and culture to parents and children, and what this compelling comparison means for leaders and managers! Listen and share this episode with others in your network.

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125: Navigating Generational Trends in the Workplace with Bruce Tulgan

125: Navigating Generational Trends in the Workplace with Bruce Tulgan

As leaders, paying attention to the important generational trends and shifts that underlie the surface stereotypes can give us great insight into managing the people on our team. Bruce Tulgan, an author specializing in management training and generational diversity in the workforce, joins Halelly on this episode of The TalentGrow Show to talk about how to help leaders successfully navigate generational trends in the workplace. We discuss what Generation Z wants from leaders, how leadership expectations differ from Generation X to Generation Z, and what we can do to better lead different generations in the workplace. Tons of interesting insights and actionable tips. Listen here and don’t forget to share this episode with others in your network!

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124: Disrupt It Yourself – Encouraging Intrapreneurship and Innovation In Your Organization with Simone Ahuja

124: Disrupt It Yourself – Encouraging Intrapreneurship and Innovation In Your Organization with Simone Ahuja

Leaders are constantly faced with the challenge of encouraging innovation and leveraging the highest potential of their team. However, it isn’t always easy to know when and where it is appropriate to call for change within an organization, nor how to cultivate intrapreneurship in your team. On this episode of The TalentGrow Show, Halelly chats with author and Fortune 500 consultant Simone Ahuja to get her powerful perspective on leadership and intrapreneurship. Advocating enterprise-wide transformation through small steps and experiments, Simone shares actions that leaders can take at any level of an organization to encourage innovation. You’ll learn why intrapreneurship is so valuable yet such a challenge in large companies, which emerging trends are making an impact on innovation, and what structures you can put into place to leverage your team’s creativity and potential. Plus, learn the important distinction that Simone sums up as ‘being a navy seal or being a pirate!’ Listen and don’t forget to share with others in your network.

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123: [Solo] Stop Multitasking While Listening During Critical Conversations on the TalentGrow Show with Halelly Azulay

123: [Solo] Stop Multitasking While Listening During Critical Conversations on the TalentGrow Show with Halelly Azulay

I’m sure you’ve been on the receiving end of this. The question is: are you dishing it out?

Listening in a distracted way during an important conversation. So-called “multitasking” when you really ought to be giving your full attention.

Science has shown us that we can’t actually multitask on executive function brain tasks, so let’s stop the charade and quit this nasty and increasingly common habit.

On today’s solo episode of the TalentGrow Show, Halelly will share a story from a recent workshop participant where this issue came up. Then she’ll explain why it’s not wise to do something else that requires your thinking bandwidth during critical conversations (the kind where there’s an important outcome and your relationship is on the line). Like reading or writing emails, for example. Even if others are doing it. Even if your senior leaders do it. Don’t. Take a listen now and share with those who could also benefit!

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118: The Leadership Killer -- Beware of this Lethal Leadership Trap with Bill Treasurer

118: The Leadership Killer -- Beware of this Lethal Leadership Trap with Bill Treasurer

Hubris, according to author and leadership coach Bill Treasurer, is the single most lethal leadership killer. But how do we as leaders find a balance between building confidence in ourselves and staying humble? A ‘boomeranger’ on the podcast, Bill returns to the TalentGrow Show to share his advice on cultivating humility and deflating hubris as a leader. How can we create an atmosphere in the workplace where our team is comfortable sharing honest feedback with us? What are some hubristic behaviors we should watch out for? (Even Steve Jobs exhibited some of these!) Tune in to find out and get Bill’s advice for becoming a leader people want to follow. Listen and don’t forget to share this episode with others in your network!

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110: The Next Level -- Three Leadership Imperatives That Are Critical for Your Success with Scott Eblin

110: The Next Level -- Three Leadership Imperatives That Are Critical for Your Success with Scott Eblin

Too often, high-performers are promoted to a higher position in a company and then left to their own devices to navigate the transition. What do you need to know to succeed at the next level? In this episode of The TalentGrow Show, Halelly brings back her first-ever guest on the show, author and executive coach Scott Eblin, to share insights from the newly revised 3rd edition of his best-selling book, The Next Level: What Insiders Know About Executive Success. He believes that there are three leadership imperatives that are critical to success: manage yourself, leverage your team, and engage your colleagues. Listen to discover the meaning of these imperatives while also learning about leadership presence, the importance of being humble and vulnerable with your team, and why finding a ‘work-life balance’ isn’t necessarily the right goal to set your sights on! Ultimately, Scott outlines which behaviors and beliefs you need to let go of at the next level, and which ones you need to pick up. Listen and don’t forget to share this episode with others in your network!

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108: Lead with Values -- Fostering a Thriving Company Culture with Global Financial Magnate Lars Seier Christensen

108: Lead with Values -- Fostering a Thriving Company Culture with Global Financial Magnate Lars Seier Christensen

A company’s core values are at the heart of its operations and culture. Yet, not all companies or leaders make their core values explicit or even realize why they should. On this episode of The TalentGrow Show, Halelly speaks with Saxo Bank co-founder and former co-CEO Lars Seier Christensen about the seven values that Lars embedded into the culture of Saxo Bank and why it’s incredibly important to make your company values explicit. You’ll learn why Lars chose the seven values that he did and how they each contributed to a successful and thriving company culture. Not sure how to prioritize certain values or narrow down your most ‘core’ values? Lars and Halelly discuss how to think about the hierarchies and relationships between values as well. Learn the why and how of giving immediate and frequent feedback – both positive and constructive. Plus, discover which philosopher had a powerful impact on Lars and his leadership ethic. Listen and share with others in your network!

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107: Leading and Communicating Effectively with Different Personality Types with Nicole Jansen

107: Leading and Communicating Effectively with Different Personality Types with Nicole Jansen

Different personality types have different needs, motivations, and strengths. As leaders, how can we understand and adapt to the many different personality types on our team in a way that fulfills their motivations and draws out their strengths? In this episode of The TalentGrow Show, speaker, coach and human behavior specialist Nicole Jansen shares her answer to this question and invites us to better understand others through the DISC Model of Human Behavior. Nicole explains the key attributes you should attune to in order to understand others’ personalities, how you can effectively adapt to different personalities without losing yourself in the process, and what methods or frameworks you can use to better understand and connect with individuals on your team. Listen, share with others in your network, and use what you learn to improve your communication and effectiveness as a leader!

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105: [Ask Halelly] “Leader or manager – what’s the difference?” on the TalentGrow Show with Halelly Azulay

105: [Ask Halelly] “Leader or manager – what’s the difference?” on the TalentGrow Show with Halelly Azulay

Is there a difference between being a leader and being a manager? Is one better than the other? Does one beget or require the other? Should we even be asking these questions?? Here’s another Ask Halelly episode of the TalentGrow Show, where Halelly answers a question from a listener, a learner in one of her corporate workshops, a member of the audience at one of her conference speaking events, or a member of the media. This week’s question came from a reporter who interviewed Halelly for a Fast Company article about this very issue. Halelly’s answer: Yeah, there is a difference. But, STOP SPLITTING HAIRS about it already! She explains why she loves to hate this question and wishes it would go away. Plus, she shares about a couple of exchanges she had about this on Twitter – were they favorable? Take a listen, weigh in with your own opinion, and share with others!

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