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Learn from the leadership journey of Greater Washington DC region changemakers and global thought leaders so you can align better with your purpose, grow professionally with meaning, and have a greater impact. Each week Mahan Tavakoli sits down for an intimate conversation with diverse leaders to learn from their leadership journeys so we can all improve, grow, and have a greater impact. PartneringLeadership.com

Learn from the leadership journey of Greater Washington DC region changemakers and global thought leaders so you can align better with your purpose, grow professionally with meaning, and have a greater impact. Each week Mahan Tavakoli sits down for an intimate conversation with diverse leaders to learn from their leadership journeys so we can all improve, grow, and have a greater impact. PartneringLeadership.com

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Learn from the leadership journey of Greater Washington DC region changemakers and global thought leaders so you can align better with your purpose, grow professionally with meaning, and have a greater impact. Each week Mahan Tavakoli sits down for an intimate conversation with diverse leaders to learn from their leadership journeys so we can all improve, grow, and have a greater impact. PartneringLeadership.com

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@mahany

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English

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Episodes

Equity: How to Design Organizations Where Everyone Thrives with Minal Bopaiah | Greater Washington DC DMV Changemaker

10/19/2021
In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Minal Bopaiah. Minal is the founder of Brevity & Wit, a strategy and design firm that helps organizations achieve the change they wish to see in the world through a unique approach that combines human-centered design, behavior change science, and the principles of inclusion diversity, equity, and accessibility. Minal Bopaiah discusses her book Equity: How to Design Organizations Where Everyone Thrives and shares frameworks...

Duration:00:31:58

How to Cultivate Your Influence and Build Powerful Connections with Jon Levy | Global Thought Leader

10/14/2021
In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Jon Levy, behavioral scientist and author of the book You're Invited: The Art and Science of Cultivating Influence. Jon Levy shares how we can build stronger and more trusting relationships and how leaders can use the science of connection to increase team trust and engagement. Some highlights: -Jon Levy's interest in building community and relationships -Jon Levy talks about culture and psychological safety as essential...

Duration:00:47:23

Shattering glass ceilings, supporting women's empowerment and promoting greater diversity while bridging divides with Barbara Davis Blum | Greater Washington DC DMV Changemaker

10/12/2021
In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Barbara Davis Blum, one of the founders of Leadership Greater Washington and president of BDB Investment Partnership, shares stories from her early life and how it shaped her to become the resilient, feminist leader that she came to be. Barbara Davis Blum shared her journey as a pioneering female leader in government, business and the community. Some highlights: -Barbara Davis Blum's early life and her father's community involvement -The impact of...

Duration:00:43:26

How to lead your organization through change to achieve hard to imagine results in uncertain and volatile times with John Kotter | Global Thought Leader

10/7/2021
In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with John Kotter, professor emeritus at Harvard Business School, co-founder of a management consulting firm Kotter International and a pioneer in organizational change. John Kotter is the author of 22 books on change, including his most recent book, Change: How Organizations Achieve Hard-to-Imagine Results in Uncertain and Volatile times. John Kotter talks about the struggles leaders and teams face when it comes to change and...

Duration:00:48:31

Purpose-driven leadership is about more than just saying the right words | Leadership Insight

10/5/2021
In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli celebrates 100 podcast episodes by going back to the core of it all: purpose-driven leadership. Mahan shares why purpose is becoming an overused buzzword, gives examples of organizations not living up to their purpose, and how we can become genuinely purpose-driven leaders. Some highlights: -Mahan celebrates you, the purpose-driven audience of the Partnering Leadership podcast, in helping it become a top global leadership...

Duration:00:11:32

Trillion Dollar Leadership Secrets of Amazon’s Jeff Bezos & Google’s Eric Schmidt with Ann Hiatt | Global Thought Leader

9/30/2021
In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Ann Hiatt, Leadership Strategist & Consultant and Author of the book Bet on Yourself. Ann Hiatt shared the many lessons she learned while working alongside the world's top tech CEOs—Google's Eric Schmidt, Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Yahoo's Marissa Meyer. In addition to the story of her reinvention, Ann Hiatt shared common practices and approaches of these and other top-performing leaders. Some highlights: - Ann Hiatt on how...

Duration:00:53:21

Tackling systemic inequities by leading the charge with Richard Bynum | Greater Washington DC DMV Changemaker

9/28/2021
In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Richard Bynum, Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer at PNC, shares the many leadership lessons he learned while at the American Red Cross and in his various roles at PNC. Richard Bynum also shares why and how he intends to have an impact on reducing systemic inequities by leading the implementation of PNC’s Community Benefits Plan through which the company will provide at least $88 billion in loans, investments, and other financial support to...

Duration:00:40:18

How to Make Better Decisions by Understanding the Gray Rhino and The New Art and Science of Navigating an Uncertain World with Michele Wucker | Global Thought Leader

9/23/2021
In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Michele Wucker, author of The Gray Rhino and You Are What You Risk, explains the origin of the concept of gray rhino and how to use it to improve decision making. Michelle Wucker also shares how to spot a gray rhino and strategies for dealing with grey rhinos by applying her 5-stage framework. Michele also goes into the logic behind risk-taking and the necessity of understanding and assessing risk better as individuals and organizations based on her...

Duration:00:45:31

Leadership lessons from billionaire philanthropist David Rubenstein | Greater Washington DC DMV Changemaker

9/21/2021
In this episode of Partnering Leadership, David Rubenstein, co-founder & co-chairman of Carlyle Group & President of the Economic Club of Washington DC, shares his journey from working at the White House to starting one of the largest private equity investment firms globally. He also talks about his leadership lessons, philanthropy, Peer-to-Peer interviewing for the Economic Club of Washington DC and Bloomberg TV, and the legacy he plans to leave behind. Some highlights: - David...

Duration:00:41:24

How to turn Visionary Thinking into Breakthrough Growth by Leading from the Future with Mark Johnson | Global Thought Leader

9/16/2021
In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Mark Johnson, co-founder and senior partner at Innosight. Innosight is a growth strategy consulting firm focused on helping leaders design and create the future instead of being disrupted. Mark Johnson focuses on growth strategy and disruptive transformation and has authored many books, including his latest, Lead from the Future. In this conversation, Mark Johnson discusses steps leaders can take to help their teams think...

Duration:00:45:10

Leading with a commitment to people, clients, and the community with Beth Johnson | Greater Washington DC DMV Changemaker

9/14/2021
In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli talks with Beth Johnson, Founder and CEO of RP3 Agency. Beth Johnson shares the setback that helped birth RP3 and the organization's many successes over the years. Beth Johnson also shared why she initially became involved in the community and including her involvement in Washington Area Women's Foundation and Leadership Greater Washington. Some highlights: -Beth Johnson shared how her mother's resilience played a role in her...

Duration:00:43:08

Shores Beyond Shores - from Holocaust to Hope: A Bergen-Belsen Survivor's story of Hope over Adversity with Irene Butter | Global Thought Leader

9/9/2021
In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Dr. Irene Butter, a professor, peace activist, and holocaust survivor. Irene Butter shares why she decided to break her silence and tell the story of her family's experience through the Holocaust, first by sharing her story on stages and at schools and by eventually publishing her book: Shores Beyond Shores - from Holocaust to Hope, My True Story: A Bergen-Belsen Survivor's story of Hope over Adversity. Irene ends the...

Duration:00:50:30

Not letting your past define your future and leading to make the American Latino Museum a reality with Danny Vargas | Greater Washington DC DMV Changemaker

9/7/2021
In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Danny Vargas, US Air Force veteran, founder of VARCom Solutions, and community leader, shares impactful stories from his life, from growing up on welfare to becoming an award-winning and noted business & community leader. He also shares his mission to represent and give light to the contributions of the American Latino community to the country. Through and through, Danny Vargas’ story is one that is driven by mission and service. Some...

Duration:00:34:57

How to lead through the certainty of uncertainty | Leadership Insight

9/2/2021
In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli shares how leaders can effectively lead through uncertainty. With everything going on in the world, leaders might find it frustrating not knowing or being able to predict what’s ahead. Mahan mentions why the only certainty in the near future is that there will be greater uncertainty and shares five elements to consider when leading in a world of ambiguity. Some highlights: -Navigating and leading in a hyper VUCA world -How to...

Duration:00:10:10

Letters to My White Male Friends with Dax Devlon Ross | Greater Washington DC DMV Changemaker

8/31/2021
In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Dax Devlon Ross, non-profit executive, equity consultant, and author of several books, including his latest work, Letters to My White Male Friends. Dax talks about his experiences growing up in Sheppard Park, DC, attending the mostly white Sidwell Friends school, and playing basketball in downtown DC. Dax speaks candidly about the scourge of racism and its impact on all of us and why he is committed to social justice and...

Duration:00:46:59

Cracking the Leadership Code: Three Secrets to Building Strong Leaders with Alain Hunkins | Global Thought Leader

8/26/2021
In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Alain Hunkins, keynote speaker, facilitator, coach, and author of the best-selling book Cracking the Leadership Code: Three Secrets to Building Strong Leaders. Alain Hunkins shared principles and practices of effective leadership and the power of connection, communication, and collaboration. Some highlights: -Alain Hunkins on the value of connection to leadership -The power of empathy in leading people -The value of...

Duration:00:51:26

Working to end poverty in the community by learning to say YES with Msgr. John Enzler | Greater Washington DC DMV Changemaker

8/24/2021
In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Monsignor John Enzler, President and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, shares impactful stories from his childhood, his journey becoming a priest, and leadership lessons he’s learned through leading many charitable initiatives. Father John also explains the power of “yes” and the importance of collaborating with organizations of different faiths to fulfill a shared purpose. Some highlights: -Monsignor John Enzler’s...

Duration:00:38:21

The Creativity Leap: Unleash Curiosity, Improvisation and Intuition at Work with Dr. Natalie Nixon | Global Thought Leader

8/19/2021
In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Dr. Natalie Nixon, creativity strategist, global keynote speaker, and author of the award-winning book The Creativity Leap, shares why it is essential to unleash creativity for ourselves and in leading our teams and organizations. Some highlights: -Dr. Natalie Nixon’s childhood and how her family inspired her to explore her creativity -Dr. Natalie Nixon on pursuing what you love -The role observation plays in creativity -The case of curiosity:...

Duration:00:41:33

Leading to build on a heritage of service: Industrial Bank and its 3 generations as a black-owned bank with Doyle Mitchell | Greater Washington DC DMV Changemaker

8/17/2021
In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Doyle Mitchell, President and CEO of Industrial Bank, shares memories from his childhood and how Industrial Bank, the largest and oldest minority-owned commercial bank in the Greater Washington DC DMV region, came to be. He also shares the struggles he’s faced as a black business owner and his hopes for black-owned businesses. Some highlights: -Doyle Mitchell’s childhood and how his parents impacted his life -The story behind Industrial Bank: a...

Duration:00:26:06

The Leadership Decision: Decide to Lead Today with Dr. Catherine Rymsha | Global Thought Leader

8/12/2021
In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Dr. Catherine Rymsha, a lecturer, Tedx Speaker, and author of the book The Leadership Decision: Decide to lead today. Dr. Rymsha shares how our choices and decisions define our leadership and help develop our leadership brand. Some highlights: -Dr. Catherine Rymsha on initiative and action as the foundation of leadership -Qualities of great leadership -Dr. Catherine Rymsha on how leaders can be strong and show...

Duration:00:33:14