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The Thursday Connected Leadership Podcast

The Connected Leadership Podcast

Release Date: 07/29/2021

Are We Too Busy to Build Relationships? Zena Everett show art Are We Too Busy to Build Relationships? Zena Everett

The Connected Leadership Podcast

Andy lopata's guest this week is Zena Everett, a leadership coach and speaker on career strategy and productivity. They discuss the challenge most clients share of a lack of time to focus on relationship building. How do we strike the right balance and find the time? The importance of building relationships outside the business to keep in touch with changes. Time management involves setting priorities, planning, discipline and includes deep work sessions and good leadership.

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Professional Relationships with Valerie Belhassen show art Professional Relationships with Valerie Belhassen

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Andy Lopata asks Valerie Belhassen about the impact of professional relationships on her career. It was the mix of contributions to her career development by many people. How to manage, how to get the best out of people, how to listen and welcome other ideas. She also learned to claim the value of her own work. The problems she faced in her initial search for perfection encouraged her to listen more and make room for others.

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The Connected Leadership Podcast with Valerie Belhassen show art The Connected Leadership Podcast with Valerie Belhassen

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Andy Lopata and Valerie Belhassen discuss the changes that are taking place in the multi-national bank BNP Paribas. Valerie is Head of Compliance Human Resourses at BNPP and has been involved in the adaptation of working methods across countries and cultures. Andy and Valerie look at how remote working has impacted the bank and the prospects for the future. How they propose to deal with the issues that arise in the future and the pros and cons of doing that.

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Professional Relationships with Cara Bass and Jackie Barrie show art Professional Relationships with Cara Bass and Jackie Barrie

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On the impact of relationships, Cara's father gave her advice which she followed throughout her career and leadership skills came from senior officers. Jackie found relationships that supported and challenged her had most impact. Problem relationships for Cara were based on being one of few women in the US Airforce at the start of her career. Jackie unintentionally upset and lost a good friend by writing about her and this was an important lesson. Cara and Jackie recommend their favourite resources.

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The Power of the Written Word to Develop Relationships show art The Power of the Written Word to Develop Relationships

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In this week's podcast, Andy Lopata talks to Carla Bass and Jackie Barrie both long time experts in this field. They discuss the value of good writing in establishing relationships and whether it is a fundamental skill in good leadership. Andy and his guests talk about communication issues and the importance of knowing your audience and how they communicate. They look at the differences between introverts and extroverts in communication skills and whether good grammar and spelling are still important.

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The Connected Leadership Podcast: Ask Andy show art The Connected Leadership Podcast: Ask Andy

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In this edition marking the one year anniversary of the Connected Leadership Podcast, Andy Lopata answers two important questions. The first is on the topic of why some teams work while others don't. The second question comes from Jackie Barrie, who guests next week on the podcast.  She wants to know how to say 'no' to someone especially when they are looking for free advice.

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How to find a mentor in a virtual world; with Ruth Gotian show art How to find a mentor in a virtual world; with Ruth Gotian

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Andy Lopata and Dr Ruth Gotian, discuss whether you need to be in the office to find a mentor. Small talk can be challenging especially with senior colleagues, so there is an advantage to using the chat feature to contribute in a discussion. Connecting with people you respect, admire or are curious about through social media can be beneficial. It can also raise your visibility by engaging with senior people. Follow up is important. Ruth distinguishes between a role model, mentor, a coach and a sponsor.

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The Connected Leadership Podcast: Adam Harris show art The Connected Leadership Podcast: Adam Harris

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In this week's follow up podcast, Andy Lopata and Adam Harris discuss the significance of professional relationships; mentors; being in the right communities so that you learn from others and the importance of trust, rapport and respect. An early negative experience actually led to the development of Adam's current career and his philosophy of - good thing, bad thing, who knows!

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Frank and Fearless Leadership with Adam Harris show art Frank and Fearless Leadership with Adam Harris

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Andy Lopata is in conversation with Adam Harris, Executive Coach and informal mentor. Their theme is Frank and Frearless Leadership.  Great leaders evolve all the time but many are in denial, not recognising the need to change and not recognising their blind spots. Leaders should be self-reflective and vulnerable enough to ask for feedback. Getting out of the comfort zone: see Jehari Window https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=Jehari%27s+window

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The Connected Leadership Podcast: Episode 100: Dorie Clark show art The Connected Leadership Podcast: Episode 100: Dorie Clark

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For the 100th edition of The Connected Leadership Podcast Andy Lopata is delighted to welcome Professor Dorie Clark as his guest . They discuss the professional relationships, good and not so good, that had the most impact on her career. Dorie emphasises the importance of dropping preconceptions in a casual or new relationship and just concentrating on building the relationship. This led to her rule of 'no asks for a year'. Finally, she recommends her favourite resources; details in the show notes.

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Sabra Horne, former chief of the Innovation Hub at the US Government CISA agency is Andy Lopata's guest this week. The professional relationships that had most impact on Sabra's life and career were mainly centred around 9/11. Involved in academic research at the start of her career, she saw the power of research to make a difference in a positive way. After 9/11 she moved into government to work to make the world a better place. She was influenced by a CIA Chief of Station who used her leadership role to care for her staff and taught how to interact and work with teams. In terms of negative relationships, Sabra's view is to have the courage in the moment, to have the difficult conversation that might solve the situation.  Andy and Sabra finish the podcast by talking about her favourite resources.