My guest, Army Captain Deshauna Barber serves as cadet instructor at Howard University Bison Battalion. She is also President and CEO of the Service Women’s Action Network, a non-profit organization serving all military and veteran service women. As the first soldier to be crowned Miss. USA she talks about how she uses her platforms to make a difference in major areas including PTSD for those soldiers returning from deployment. Also hear how she balanced the busy roles of both Army Commander and Beauty Queen. Join Dr. Karen on this podcast to hear the challenges, stereotypes, and opportunities in CPT Barber’s unique experiences. You will be inspired!
Acts of kindness are happening all around us. We just need to pay attention to recognize them. Even in this time of pandemic crisis, people are finding ways to add value to individuals, organizations, and communities. Listen to this podcast as Dr. Karen shares examples and inspirational stories about exciting acts of kindness around the globe. Hopefully, you will be inspired to ask yourself, “How can I to make a difference in the lives of others at this time?” Even if your own circumstances are challenged, you can still find a way to share, uplift, and encourage someone else.
Happy Administrative Professionals Day! How do you support those who support you in your executive role? Ideally, your administrative professional frees you up to spend more time on strategic issues and creates systems to make your life easier. How appreciative and thankful are you for their invaluable contributions? Listen to this podcast to gain five powerful ideas from Dr. Karen about how to dramatically increase your support of the administrative professionals in your organization.
During this time of the COVID-19 virus crisis, executive leaders carry a heavy load for their organizations. What can you do to refresh yourself during these challenging times? One strategy is to find a place for safe venting, support, and decision-making. On today’s podcast, Dr. Karen shares more about the place of support and she talks about two other ideas for how to refresh your mind and body.
We know unprofitable businesses disappear from the business landscape. What about growth, how necessary is growth? Understand the delicate balance between both growth and profitability, it’s not an either/or proposition. Dr. Karen explains the decisions and choice points leaders make to navigate profitability and growth effectively.
Did you know that high performance teams solve problems together? What happens when the culture does not support collective problem solving? In this podcast episode, Dr. Karen explains the ground rules for getting to the team problem solving winning formula and how conducting experiments is an essential part of the process.
The best leaders show up powerfully and visibly during tough times. What are those critical executive actions that make a difference to your workforce when navigating crisis? If you focus on the right actions your organization will sail through the crisis and come out stronger on the other side. Choose the wrong actions and you sink the ship. Listen to this podcast to hear Dr. Karen articulate the 12 Key executive actions for tough times.
In this Happy Birthday episode, Dr. Karen reflects on 25 years since launching her company, TRANSLEADERSHIP, INC. She shares some inspiration about the meaning of 25 years, the spiritual underpinnings of the company, a profile of their clients, and how TRANSLEADERSHIP adds value to executive leaders and their organizations.