Episode 40: Building Teams That Make You Better
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1M ago
There is one factor that nearly all business owners can control that may directly determine long term business success: hiring the right people and building them into a successful and powerful team that makes the organization better. According to a February 2023 Zippa article, 86% of leaders blame lack of teamwork as the top reason for workplace failure. However, when a team is effective it can foster better strategies, execute more consistently, and build the confidence of stakeholders. Join Essence Learning’s Kanetra Hights as she gains insights from leadership executives on how to build tea ..read more
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Episode 39: The Art of The Pivot
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1M ago
The pandemic caused countless businesses to reinvent themselves at a speed once thought impossible. Retailers launched curbside delivery in two days instead of the planned 18 months, and engineering companies designed and manufactured ventilators at a record pace. These shifts happened because managers and their teams successfully pivoted.  To pivot is to turn or rotate from one spot. When businesses ‘pivot’, it means it has fundamentally changed the direction of the organization. During this podcast Essence Learning CEO, Valerie Wilson sits with organizational leaders to discuss the art ..read more
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Episode 38: Respecting Diversity in the Workplace
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3M ago
Diversity is the mixture of individuals with differences and similarities in their appearance, abilities, experiences, beliefs, thoughts, and perspectives. As America continues to move towards a more diverse workforce, this thought-provoking episode will explore whether respect is given or earned and challenge leaders to take a deeper look inside their workplace culture ..read more
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Episode 37: Operating at Your Max
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4M ago
Like most things, the buzz phrase ‘Operating at Your Max’ can be perceived from various perspectives. During this discussion Essence Learning CEO, Valerie Wilson will gain the insights of executive leaders, John Davidson, Katrina Freeman and Marci Anavitarte-Jordan as they share what it means to operate at your max! To download this episode's Key Learning Guide, click the following link: https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:1929fa12-07e1-3e57-8e8f-8c1f3b9e70de ..read more
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Episode 36: Result Driven Strategies
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4M ago
A successful organization is driven by results; and in order to generate results, a leader must commit to a strategy. A result-driven strategy establishes employee benchmarks, prioritizing goals which ultimately leads to organization profitability. Join Essence Learning CEO, Valerie Wilson as she sits with leadership executives to discuss some best practices to keep leaders committed to their overall goal.    ..read more
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Episode 35: Learning from Lessons within Leadership
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4M ago
Join Essence Learning’s Kanetra Hights in a candid conversation with senior leaders, Valerie Wilson, James Jacobs, and Phyllis Williams as they share the many lessons they have learned throughout their professional careers. To download this week's Key Learning Guide, please click the following link: https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:fb8ca4b6-1b30-3b8d-b305-493f05999789 ..read more
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Episode 34: Pursuing Leadership: How to Go After the Roles You Want!
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by Essence Learning, LLC
4M ago
As the workforce continues to transition, younger generations are increasingly moving into senior executive leadership roles that Baby Boomers once occupied for decades. These newly opened senior positions have made for a more aggressive hiring pool as younger employees go after the roles they want. In this episode, join panelists Bryan McWhorter, Katrina Freeman, and Kanetra Hights as they share their career perspectives with Essence Learning CEO, Valerie Wilson and give listeners insight on not only how to go after the role they want, but why they are pursuing it ..read more
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Episode 33: The Impact of Young Leaders in the Workplace
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4M ago
As the workforce continues to transition, younger generations are increasingly moving into leadership roles that older generations once occupied for decades. With this shift comes a “new way of doing business” for some organizations. Join Essence Learning’s Phyllis Williams as she sits with a panel of executives to discuss this current move and its effect on the workplace. To download this week's Key Learning Guide, click the following link: https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:18117adc-91c6-32e7-a43a-45f4288fbbc9 ..read more
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Episode 32: Book Highlight - There’s A Snake On My Head
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4M ago
At some point in the journey of leadership, fear, worry, and anxiety are a reality. Whether a result of workplace tension, layoffs, turn-overs, personal trauma, professional insecurities, or profit loss, successful leaders learn how to manage these challenges while effectively managing their teams. Essence Learning’s Phyllis Williams invites Mindy G. Spigel, author of “There’s A Snake On My Head” to share effective strategies to minimize these distresses in leadership. To download this week's Key Learning Guide, go to: https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:ceaab6a6-c596-34 ..read more
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Episode 31: The Executive Leader - Part Two
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by Essence Learning, LLC
4M ago
During this 30-minute podcast, Essence Learning CEO, Valerie J. Wilson sits with Executive Coach and Leadership Expert, Drew T. Jackson to discuss the keys to successful executive leadership.   Click here to download Drew’s book, “The Executive Leaders Handbook”: https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:39dfe2f6-f9e1-3bce-b392-8bd7412a7fe4   To download this Episode's Key Learning Guide, please click the following link: https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:b972102b-8c3a-3a27-8206-280 ..read more
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