Monthly Archives: November 2020

November 26, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving!

Although many of us are facing challenges during this pandemic, Dr. Karen says there is still a lot for which to be thankful in this Thanksgiving holiday season. Listen to this podcast to discover how you can rise, look above your circumstances, and be thankful.

November 24, 2020

Dr. Alan Weiss, The Rock Star of Consulting

Dr. Alan Weiss is the author of over 500 articles and 60 books including his best-seller, Million Dollar Consulting. He has consulted with over 500 leading organizations including Merck, Hewlett Packard, GE, Mercedes-Benz, The New York Times, Toyota, and the Federal Reserve. Alan is also an inductee into the Professional Speaking Hall of Fame®, recipient of the National Speakers Association Council of Peers Award of Excellence, and recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Press Institute. In this interview, Dr. Karen speaks with Alan about his life experiences, his upcoming book on Legacy, and how executive business leaders can be successful today.

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November 20, 2020

The Business Elevation Show with Chris Cooper: Dr. Karen and The Call for Positive Leadership

“We are living in a momentous period of history with great divides in ideology, high anxiety and isolation as our homes, families, networks, and livelihoods are disrupted by the global pandemic. There is a need for positive leadership to end prejudice, rebuild economics and personal and planetary wellbeing, creating unification and utilising technology and wisdom …

November 19, 2020

Collaboration: Eddie Van Halen and Michael Jackson

Are you bringing talent to your organization that is the same as what you already have? For the most powerful collaboration impact, you want to bring in complementary talent that takes your organization to a whole new level. In this podcast, Dr. Karen shares several business and leadership lessons from Eddie Van Halen and Michael Jackson’s amazing music collaboration on Michael’s song “Beat It”. Apply these lessons to your organization and create chart topping success in your business.

November 17, 2020

Interview with Daphne Maxwell Reid from the Fresh Prince of Bel Air TV Show

Actor Daphne Maxwell Reid is best known for her role as Aunt Vivian on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air TV show starring Will Smith. Some of her other credits include starring roles on WKRP in Cincinnati, Hill Street Blues, Simon and Simon, and Frank’s Place, opposite her husband Tim Reid. Dr. Karen talks to Daphne about her experiences as a model, beauty queen, photographic artist, clothing designer, author, entrepreneur, and actor. Join Dr. Karen as she explores the beautiful tapestry of Daphne’s life experiences and extracts relevant business lessons for executive leaders.

Look for The Fresh Prince of Bel Air Reunion Show on HBO Max and The Business of Christmas on BET Plus

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November 12, 2020

Frances Hesselbein: Happy 105th Birthday!

Elegant, powerful, gracious, beautiful, and generous are some of the words Dr. Karen uses to describe leadership icon, Frances Hesselbein. In this podcast, she reflects on the remarkable life and accomplishments of this great leader and reminisces about the times when they worked together.

Click here to make a charitable donation to the Frances Hesselbein Leadership Forum and to equip emerging leaders.

November 10, 2020

Dealing with Fear

All our emotions serve a useful purpose. Fear is part of our emotional survival kit. In this podcast, Dr. Karen explains what to do about fear that comes from real danger as well as fear that is triggered when there is no danger. Don’t let fear paralyze you. Learn to walk through it.

November 5, 2020

When a Work Colleague Dies

Many workplaces now deal with the sad reality of the death of someone in the organization. People need time to grieve their losses. In this podcast, Dr. Karen talks about the various stages of grief. She also offers specific and practical strategies for how you as the business leader can effectively lead and walk your organization through grief and loss.

November 3, 2020

Straw or Hay – What Are You Feeding Your People?

What leadership development food are you feeding your people? What lessons can be learned from the farmer about the uses of straw or hay? Listen to this podcast and to Dr. Karen talk about the importance of being intentional about the leadership food you grow for your people. One of the important “food” items on the leadership diet is development of communication skills. Listen to this episode to find out what other nutritious leadership food to include on the menu for your organization.