Monthly Archives: April 2021

April 29, 2021

Matthew Manos: Reflections on How to be a “Very Nice Company”

Guest Matt Manos, the Founder and Managing Director of verynice, a design and strategy practice shares how his company gives away half of its profits and services and remains profitable. With a mission to reduce expenses for nonprofit organizations and to increase access to design for all, they have already given away more than 40 million US dollars. Dr. Karen uncovers many golden nuggets from Matt on business purpose and why, reinvention, community service, and more. Today’s Biblical Word of Wisdom is “The Generous soul will be made rich, and he who waters, will also be watered himself.” Proverbs 11:25

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Matthew Manos of verynice

April 27, 2021

The Danger of Not Heeding the Alarms and Warning Signs in Your Business

Are you paying attention to the different dials that measure your business environment? Is your workforce trained to see and hear what you don’t see and hear? How safe is it for them to share information that could cause life and death consequences? In this episode, Dr. Karen reveals some of the barriers to both sounding and listening to danger alarms. She shares key insights for business executives about creating the right listening conditions.

April 22, 2021

Pandemic Fatigue

Many workplaces and employees still struggle with pandemic fatigue and serious pandemic challenges. What can you do, as a leader, to address these issues and keep your teams strong and thriving? Listen to this episode and to Dr. Karen’s insights on how to best support your workforce.

April 20, 2021

The Executive Assistant as Leader

Did you know that your executive assistant is a leader too? How are you partnering with your executive assistant to accomplish the core responsibilities of your organization? Dr. Karen outlines five core areas where executive assistants add value. She also identifies the three types of meetings to consistently conduct with your executive assistant for maximum business impact.

April 15, 2021

Men Advancing Women in Leadership

Men are often powerful partners in advancing women in executive leadership. Today, Dr. Karen shares five steps for elevating women in leadership from Rob Baker, a long-time business leader and women’s leadership advocate and a guest on Somi Arian’s FemPeak platform.

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April 13, 2021

Thinking is the Real Work of Executives

Did you know that carving out an hour a day to do some deep thinking about your business will catapult your business to levels beyond your wildest imagination? Thinking precedes action and stellar thinking produces stellar results. In this episode, Dr. Karen shares five additional key insights to more quickly propel your business to achieve your desired goals and objectives.

April 8, 2021

Spring in the Rockies

The four seasons provide clues for what is coming and what to do next. Spring snow can serve as a metaphor for how important it is to read the real weather signs rather than rely on the calendar alone. Listen to this podcast and to Dr. Karen apply these concepts to handling next steps in the pandemic and more.