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Women Taking the Lead

The Women Taking the Lead podcast is a resource for women leaders, allies, and organizations looking to promote more women into senior leadership. Episode formats include specific leadership challenges, "on-air" coaching with women leaders, and interviews with internal talent and organizational development leaders. Women Taking the Lead inspires women to overcome self-doubt and lead with confidence, integrity and a sense of humor.
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Jun 28, 2023

Do you ever find yourself struggling to give constructive feedback?

It takes some finesse and perhaps a little bit of courage to face the unknown reaction from the person you are giving feedback to.

Constructive feedback is so important because it helps team members improve and grow. When done correctly, feedback can build trust and strengthen relationships.

However, giving feedback can be tricky, and it's easy to fall into common pitfalls. That's why I have Lynae Remondino back on the podcast and she and I are sharing our insights on how to give feedback that is specific, timely, and actionable.

In this episode Lynae and I are discussing:

·        The importance of setting clear expectations and building trust before giving feedback

·        How to avoid common pitfalls, such as waiting too long to give feedback or using vague terms like "bad attitude"

·        The benefits of focusing on specific behaviors and their impact on the team

·        How to create a safe space for feedback that encourages growth and development

·        The role of active listening in giving and receiving feedback

By following these guidelines, you can provide feedback that helps team members improve and grow, while also strengthening your relationships with them. Tune in to this episode and start giving constructive feedback like a pro!

Resources

Episode Show Notes: Transcript and links mentioned in this episode.

Register for the How to Get Mentally Fit webinar: Learn the 3 core muscles to build to gain mental fitness.

Apply to be on an “On-Air Coaching” episode: Are you a female leader who has been promoted in the last year? You are invited to apply to be on the podcast.

Leadership Operating System Quiz: Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST quiz and find out more about yourself as a Leader.

Accomplished: How to Go from Dreaming to Doing: The book containing a simple, step by step system that gives you the foundation and structure to take your goals and make them happen.

Leadership Coaching: If you are interested in finding out more about my coaching process, the cost of coaching, or how to ask your employer to pay for you to work with a coach.

Jun 21, 2023

Are you curious about neurodiversity in the workplace?

Did you know that nearly 30% of the population falls into the neurodivergent category, including individuals with autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and more? Understanding neurodiversity is crucial because it challenges the notion that processing information differently is a deficit. Instead, it recognizes that people are just different, and accommodating their unique needs can lead to increased productivity, innovation, and happiness.

This episode offers valuable insights and practical advice for leaders to promote neurodiversity and create inclusive workplaces where individuals can thrive.

Meet Katherine McCord

Katherine, a physically and neurodiverse woman herself, built her career on inclusive innovation in People Operations and HR Tech. She lives by the motto that different is not a deficit.

In 2014 she founded Titan Management, a national people operations consulting firm, and then in 2021 she shook up HR Tech by designing the first ever fully accessible, anti-bias Applicant Tracking System plugin that fires the resume and showcases company diversity!

Featured at Web Summit, HR Disruptor, SHRM, and London School of Business, she makes an energetic, interactive, education-based speaker who always brings some spice!

In this episode Katherine and I discussed:

  • The definition of neurodiversity and understanding that these differences are not deficits but rather natural variations.
  • The significance of making accommodations for neurodivergent individuals in the workplace and the need for leaders to create psychological safety, listen to employees' needs, and provide appropriate accommodations to enable their comfort and productivity.
  • How, by standardizing accommodations to make them available to everyone, not just neurodivergent individuals, leaders can create an inclusive work environment where everyone feels supported.
  • Using Humor! Katherine shares her personal experience with neurodiversity and suggests using humor as a tool to diffuse tension and normalize differences.
  • Why, If you are a neurodivergent leader, sharing personal experiences and being open about one’s own neurodiversity can establish trust, create psychological safety, and encourage open conversations about diversity, mental health, and physical differences.

  Connect with Katherine:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katherine-mccord-093bb343/

Resources

Episode Show Notes: Transcript and links mentioned in this episode.

Register for the How to Get Mentally Fit webinar: Learn the 3 core muscles to build to gain mental fitness.

Apply to be on an “On-Air Coaching” episode: Are you a female leader who has been promoted in the last year? You are invited to apply to be on the podcast.

Checklist to Ask Your Company for Coaching: Would coaching help you become a stronger leader? Wondering if your company would pay? It doesn't hurt to ask!

Leadership Operating System Quiz: Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST quiz and find out more about yourself as a Leader.

Accomplished: How to Go from Dreaming to Doing: The book containing a simple, step by step system that gives you the foundation and structure to take your goals and make them happen.

Leadership Coaching: If you are interested in finding out more about my coaching process, the cost of coaching, or how to ask your employer to pay for you to work with a coach.

Jun 14, 2023

Have you struggled to communicate effectively after losing someone you love?

In this episode of the Women Taking the Lead podcast, special guest Lynae Remondino joins Jodi Flynn to cover the importance of communication and transparency in the midst of grief, and other difficult times.

In this episode Jodi and Lynae discuss: 

  • The passing of Jodi's father and how her family communicated during his illness.
  • The healing power of humor and appreciation.
  • The importance of being there for loved ones and giving yourself space to grieve.

From coping with grief to finding positivity in challenging moments, this episode of Women Taking the Lead is a must-listen for anyone looking to lead with compassion and resilience.

Resources

Episode Show Notes: Transcript and links mentioned in this episode.

Register for the Positive Intelligence webinar: https://womentakingthelead.com/webinar

Apply to be on an “On-Air Coaching” episode: Are you a female leader who has been promoted in the last year? You are invited to apply to be on the podcast.

Checklist to Ask Your Company for Coaching: Would coaching help you become a stronger leader? Wondering if your company would pay? It doesn't hurt to ask!

Leadership Operating System Quiz: Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST quiz and find out more about yourself as a Leader.

Accomplished: How to Go from Dreaming to Doing: The book containing a simple, step by step system that gives you the foundation and structure to take your goals and make them happen.

Leadership Coaching: If you are interested in finding out more about my coaching process, the cost of coaching, or how to ask your employer to pay for you to work with a coach.

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