Monthly Archives: July 2024

July 23, 2024

Resilience Revisited: The Mindset (Episode # 486)

What is the mindset of resilience that creates success in life and business? In this episode, Dr. Karen shares seven mindset approaches starting with “Everything is for me” and “There is a way through the crisis,” even if I don’t yet see it. Watch to uncover all seven resilience mindset approaches and the reasons to embrace them all.

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July 16, 2024

Deke Copenhaver: Former Mayor of Augusta, Georgia on Leadership That Transcends Polarization (Episode # 485)

Deke Copenhaver served as Mayor of Augusta, Georgia from 2005 through 2014.  As mayor he helped recruit over $1 billion in investment in the local economy and created thousands of jobs by building on the strengths of Augusta’s diverse labor force and bringing in major employers such as Automatic Data Processing, T-Mobile, Starbucks, and Unisys. Among many other awards and honors, Deke has on seven occasions been recognized as one of Georgia Trend Magazine’s “100 Most Influential Georgians”.

As Principal of Copenhaver Consulting, LLC, a niche consulting firm in Augusta, Georgia, Deke serves the needs of businesses, nonprofits, and local governments. He is the author of the Forbes Books Amazon #1 bestseller “The Changemaker: the Art of Building Better Leaders” and he hosts “The Changemaker” podcast.

As a Founding Partner of Starts With Us, a newly established national nonprofit, Deke inspires a movement to foster the daily habits of curiosity, compassion, and courage.

Today he speaks with Dr. Karen about how to use listening, curiosity, positive grass roots leadership, and Christian values to create powerful communities that transcend polarization, blind tribalism, and dehumanization.

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July 9, 2024

Corporate Agility and Resilience: What Do You Need? (Episode # 484)

Agility is the ability to think, understand, and move quickly and easily in response to a challenge or change. Resilience, on the other hand, is the ability to bounce back or actually forward from a difficulty or setback.

Scan the business, industry, and world environment to identify relevant opportunities. This is the first of seven essential strategies Dr. Karen shares for executive business leaders to enhance agility and resilience in their companies.

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July 2, 2024

Golden Handcuffs: The Downside and the Upside (Episode # 483)

We often associate handcuffs with unpleasant events such as incarceration or arrest, yet in the workplace, employers offer golden handcuffs that include many positive perks. What are these benefits and how do they facilitate employee retention and loyalty? How does the executive leader who receives the incentives and benefits from their employer make it a win-win for both parties and also avoid the potential traps? In this episode, Dr. Karen covers it all.

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