Monthly Archives: January 2021

January 28, 2021

Loree Draude: One of the First Navy Women Aviators to Fly in a Combat Squadron

Supersonic leader Loree Draude was one of the first Navy women Aviators to fly in a combat squadron. Wharton Business School MBA graduate and author of, She’s Just Another Pilot, Loree also held key roles at Facebook, Google, and Bain and Company. Today Dr. Karen talks to Loree about gender dynamics in the Navy, leading effective teams, and how to prepare the next generation of leaders.

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January 26, 2021

Yikes, I Don’t Want to Rappel Down the Mountain!

There are times in your business when you are in new territory. Doing what you’ve always done is not going to work. There are other times when you need to push past the fear and do it anyway. Listen to this thrilling podcast and to Dr. Karen share her personal story of overcoming fear while facing a major challenge. Also learn what you, as an executive leader, can do to make this year count.

January 21, 2021

Say No to the Old, Make Room for the New

Before you can say yes to what’s best, you must say no to unproductive people and practices and leave them behind. In this podcast, Dr. Karen shares seven areas to consider for necessary business adjustment. It’s not enough to bring in the new, you must make room for the new by tossing out the old.

January 19, 2021

MLK Revisited: Why Now is the Perfect Time

Today, we have even more diverse people willing to march and stand together for the relationship objective of love, brotherhood, and understanding that is rooted in racial equality. In this episode, Dr. Karen shares and explains Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s four strategies for non-violent social change, one of which is self-purification. She also shows how to apply the principles in a work setting.

January 14, 2021

Get Off the Hamster Wheel

Are you on the hamster wheel going nowhere fast in your business? Are you still doing the old work of your comfort zone rather than the executive and strategic work your Company needs you to do? Dr. Karen shares examples of the hamster wheel at work, strategies for breaking free, and the ultimate test to apply to yourself and your organization.

January 7, 2021

Put Feet to Your Vision

When people do not take time to reflect on their experiences, they don’t mine the lessons of those experiences. For success this year, reflect and add feet or action to your vision. Dr. Karen shares other next steps and a personal example to facilitate a running start to your New Year.

January 5, 2021

Birth and Name a New Year

How are the labor pains of 2020 giving birth to a blessed New Year’s baby in 2021? In this podcast, Dr. Karen talks about the opportunities of 2021 and the choices to be made in speaking life over this year. She asks, “What will you name this year?” and she also reveals what she has named her year.