September 22, 2020

Autumn Transition This Year

Some businesses have experienced growth and continue to flourish during the pandemic while others have seen a time of great difficulty and even a contraction in their business. What work is necessary and what will you do differently this Autumn to prepare for next Spring? Listen to this podcast and to Dr. Karen as she shares seasoned counsel on next steps.

September 17, 2020

Innovation Lessons from Jazz Music Icons

There are great business and leadership lessons to learn from Jazz world music icons. To follow in the steps of the music greats, Dr. Karen says, keep current, agile, and fresh as you add value and mentor others. In this podcast she shares specific examples and strategies from contemporary musicians.

September 15, 2020

Communication Best Practices for Remote Worksites

Remote workers often feel isolated and uninformed. Employers must be more intentional in how they communicate and work with a remote work force. Leaders set clear and specific expectations and review employee work against those expectations. In this podcast, Dr. Karen identifies three other communication best practices and gives several practical examples.

September 10, 2020

How to Safely Reopen Your Business with Sensitivity

In these times of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there are sensitive ways to safely reopen your business. In this podcast, Dr. Karen shares several must-hear essential considerations. One size does not fit all so establish ongoing two-way communication with the workforce, create your safety plans, and identify what else is best for the company. If you are thinking of reopening or have just reopened your business, this podcast provides practical and specific ideas.

September 8, 2020

Leadership Insights from Noisy American Magpies

The noisy American magpie is an intelligent bird that serves an important role in a healthy eco-system. In this podcast Dr. Karen reveals some fascinating facts about this interesting bird. She identifies leadership lessons about how to appreciate those who appear to be a nuisance yet when we look more closely, they provide an important service.

September 3, 2020

Civility for Uncivil Times

Wherever you have diverse people, there will be diverse points of view and possibly disagreements on how to move forward. How can you engage difficult conversations while preserving the relationship and promoting dialogue at work? Listen to this podcast as Dr. Karen suggests and demonstrates some practical and creative ways of handling these tough conversations.

September 1, 2020

The Pandemic of Injustice Part 3: The Importance of Organizational Culture

“What kind of culture says it’s ok to shoot a father seven times at close range right next to his car and with his three little children in the car?” At the time of this recording there are disturbing events taking place in the streets of America. An unarmed Black man is shot while a white man with an automatic assault weapon kills two people and goes home. In this podcast, Dr. Karen shares her insights on what is happening. She talks about the role of organizational culture both for nations and businesses. What must leaders do when inappropriate behaviors persist?

August 27, 2020

Always Brand Ready: Strategies from Marcella Scherer, Image and Presence Consultant

Special Guest Marcella Scherer grew her own business to multiple seven figures using the image and presence strategies she shares today. Dr. Karen speaks with Marcella about how executive image and presence impact opportunities and bottom line results. After up-leveling her executive presence, Marcella’s recent client landed a 10 million dollar contract.

August 25, 2020

Stay in the Game: Innovation at Play

Challenging times call for creative reinvention. In the current health crisis, even professional basketball and baseball have implemented major innovations at play. Organizations also must think about how to stay relevant, in the game, and moving forward. Leaders want to play rather than be benched on the sidelines. Using examples from the world of sports, Dr. Karen shares creative business and leadership insights.

August 20, 2020

Women in Leadership

Did you know that even in this season of women in leadership, women are still held to a higher standard than men? Unfortunately, gender discrimination is rampant in the modern day workplace. In this podcast, Dr. Karen unveils some of the differences between men and women and sheds more light on this sensitive topic.