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William & Mary’s rich history of educating leaders continues at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business where today’s business leaders learn how to tackle tough business challenges. Whether you are an established executive or an emerging professional, the Raymond A. Mason School of Business is committed to providing you with quality education that offers fresh ideas and new professional skills to give you and your organization a competitive advantage. Our weekly podcast highlights the latest and best thinking from corporate executives, entrepreneurs, consultants, and thought leaders from around the world. Our guests share the strategies, tactics and keen insights to make you a more effective leader, communicator, and professional. Find us at wmleadership.com.

William & Mary’s rich history of educating leaders continues at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business where today’s business leaders learn how to tackle tough business challenges. Whether you are an established executive or an emerging professional, the Raymond A. Mason School of Business is committed to providing you with quality education that offers fresh ideas and new professional skills to give you and your organization a competitive advantage. Our weekly podcast highlights the latest and best thinking from corporate executives, entrepreneurs, consultants, and thought leaders from around the world. Our guests share the strategies, tactics and keen insights to make you a more effective leader, communicator, and professional. Find us at wmleadership.com.

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Williamsburg, VA

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William & Mary’s rich history of educating leaders continues at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business where today’s business leaders learn how to tackle tough business challenges. Whether you are an established executive or an emerging professional, the Raymond A. Mason School of Business is committed to providing you with quality education that offers fresh ideas and new professional skills to give you and your organization a competitive advantage. Our weekly podcast highlights the latest and best thinking from corporate executives, entrepreneurs, consultants, and thought leaders from around the world. Our guests share the strategies, tactics and keen insights to make you a more effective leader, communicator, and professional. Find us at wmleadership.com.

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English


Episodes

146 David Jay - The New Email

1/14/2021
Imagine a world without e-mail. While that’s not likely anytime soon, the way e-mail looks and the way we use it is changing. The days of video e-mail have arrived. Everyone’s familiar with the negative aspects of traditional e-mail: It leads to overloaded inboxes, there’s too much back-and-forth, writing and replying take up a great deal of our time. But beyond that, e-mail and websites that rely on the written word are “low touch,” and the intent is sometimes misinterpreted. David Jay is...

Duration:00:18:02

145 Jen Lee - Managing Your Finances in 2021

12/31/2020
There’s no doubt the pandemic has had a significant economic impact on the people of the United States and the world. Since March, many individuals and families have experienced a reduction in employment, and a loss of income. People of all ages have been affected. The news isn’t all bad, though. For example, in the second quarter of 2020 credit card balances in the US declined considerably. The percentage of delinquent loans also declined in most consumer debt markets. And while you can’t...

Duration:00:17:16

144 Phillip Sun - Changing the Face of Hollywood

12/16/2020
If you like television and movies, you’re familiar with Michael B. Jordan, Donald Glover, Taraji P. Henson, and Idris Elba. They’re among the biggest actors in the business. They’re also people of color who are represented by a new management firm called M88 - an organization that represents actors, directors, writers, and producers of color, and focuses on inclusive storytelling. One of the two men who created M88 is Phillip Sun, a William & Mary graduate who - after earning his Bachelor’s...

Duration:00:18:07

143 Kim Foley - Communicating Effectively in Virtual Meetings

12/7/2020
Since the start of the pandemic, our workdays have changed. We’re working longer, and attending more meetings. Look at your calendar, you’re likely to see a never-ending list of meetings. And most of those meetings are taking place virtually: On Zoom, Teams, WebEx, Skype, and other vehicles. That virtual world requires a particular set of skills. Communicating on camera is different than doing so in a face-to-face environment. If you communicate poorly on video, your brand, credibility, and...

Duration:00:18:54

142 Graham Henshaw - Escaping the COVID-19 Rut

11/19/2020
It’s been eight months since COVID-19 began to change our world, and during that time some leaders, professionals, and organizations have been quite successful in launching new ventures, serving customers differently, and finding new sources of revenue. But for others, the pandemic has been more of a challenge. It’s stifled their creativity and their ability to move forward. The uncertainty and fear of the unknown has caused them to spin their wheels. Our guest today says if you are...

Duration:00:19:04

141 Jane Stevenson - Women are Leaving the Workforce

11/5/2020
The consequences of COVID-19 have been numerous. Some have been positive, some negative, and some have been eye-opening. Like the news that hundreds of thousands of women are leaving the workforce. In fact, leaving at four times the rate as men. Some of the departures are due to layoffs in hard hit sectors like hospitality and retail, but that’s not the driver behind the numbers. In many cases, women are leaving to homeschool their children and serve as care givers. The fallout has the...

Duration:00:17:13

140 Brett Alpert - Job Seeking During the Panemic

9/29/2020
According to a recently released report by McKinsey, jobs will most likely change following the pandemic. The report says the adoption of automation and digitization will accelerate. Demand for contract and remote workers will increase as well. Thanks to COVID-19, the way we look for a new job is changing too. In person, face-to-face interviews have moved to video. Traditional networking is now mostly online. But those changes don’t mean you should put your job search on hold. Some of the...

Duration:00:20:04

139 Dr. Kelly Crace - Five Strategies to Avoid COVID Burnout

9/2/2020
It’s been six months since COVID-19 began to change life dramatically in the US and across the world. And as we move into the fall, that change continues, and the amount of uncertainty seems to be growing. Along with it comes ambiguity, disruption, and other elements human beings generally dislike. All of those factors lead to what our guest today calls “chronic too much-ness.” For many people today, just “hanging in there” is a real challenge. But there are ways to not only hang tough, but...

Duration:00:21:36

138 Dawn Edmiston - Personal Branding in the COVID-19 Era

7/16/2020
You have control regarding the way you’re perceived and positioned by others. Your personal brand tells people what you offer and how you’re different from - and better than - your competition. In recent years, thanks in part to the continuously growing world of social and digital media, building and especially promoting your personal brand has become easier than ever before. But with COVID-19, the personal branding landscape has changed somewhat. Our guest says the changes bring new...

Duration:00:24:41

137 Brad Franc - The Succession Solution

6/30/2020
Seventy percent of all businesses fail to survive past the first generation of business owners. One reason for the failures is the lack of succession plan. Our guest today says not only should family and closely held businesses have succession plans, but creating one greatly increases the odds of a successful leadership handoff and a bright future for the business. Brad Franc is the author of “The Succession Solution: The Strategic Guide to Business Transition.” He’s an attorney,...

Duration:00:17:40

136 Bob Williams & Brian Baines - Civil Unrest and the CEO

6/8/2020
It’s been over a week since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Protests and demonstrations have taken place in cities across America. Business leaders and CEOs have responded in different ways. For example, the CEOs of Target, Wal-Mart, Microsoft, Lowe’s, Apple, and Google were among the first CEOs to speak out following the nation-wide civil unrest. Other CEOs have remained silent. How should business leaders and CEOs respond? What roles and responsibilities does the CEO have in this...

Duration:00:19:20

135 Rajiv Kohli - COVID-19: Returning to Normal

4/26/2020
After several weeks of social distancing, virtual meetings, and shelter in place, most people are ready to go back: Back to work, back to their favorite restaurant, and back to normal. While we’re ready, we don’t know how long it will take, and what it will take before we can return to normal. Rajiv Kohli is the John N. Dalton Professor of Business at William & Mary. He’s a leading scholar in health information technology and a healthcare expert. For over 15 years he’s worked and consulted...

Duration:00:17:27

134 Dr Kelly Crace - COVID-19 & Your Mental Health

3/23/2020
Everywhere you turn, you’re hearing and reading more about coronavirus: Testing kits, the number of cases, quarantines, the effects to the economy and the stock market, universities and schools going online, people working from home. It’s clearly the top-of-mind issue, and new territory for everyone. Managing your thoughts and emotions during this unprecedented disruption will have a great effect on your attitude, outlook, and overall mental health. Dr. Kelly Crace is a licensed...

Duration:00:27:59

133 Josh Jackson - People, Strategy & Leadership

3/19/2020
SAIC - it’s a premiere technology integrator headquartered in northern Virginia. The organization solves the nation’s most complex modernization and readiness challenges across several markets including defense, space, federal, civilian, and intelligence. Josh Jackson is Executive Vice President and General Manager for SAIC’s Solutions and Technology Group. He leads 3,000 of the organization’s 23,000 employees. In his almost 20 years with SAIC, Jackson’s had some interesting leadership...

Duration:00:17:00

132 Phil Tuning - Long Term Success with One Employer

3/4/2020
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average professional changes jobs 10-15 times during his or her career. For most people, that means changing employers too. But for others, like Phil Tuning, the changes occur within the same organization, and they often lead to a terrific career and organizational success. For 20 years, Tuning worked for John Deere where he held a variety of leadership roles in the US and abroad. In his most recent position, he was President of John Deere...

Duration:00:18:25

131 Dr. Kelly Crace - Cultivating Joy In Your Work

2/19/2020
Do you like your job? Does it make you happy? Despite a good economy and low unemployment, a number of recent studies by organizations such as Gallup, Deloitte, and others state “the majority of people in America and the world do not like their jobs. The majority are not engaged at work.” There are a number of reasons for being unengaged: A bad boss, a low salary, poor company culture, and the list goes on… But our guest today says if you’re unhappy at work you can do something about it. In...

Duration:00:31:32

130 Andrea Sarate - Workplace Strategy

1/31/2020
Your office, or physical workspace: It has an effect on your attitude, your outlook, and your performance. That’s why companies and organizations turn to workplace strategists to help them design a space or facility that promotes excellence, collaboration, and wellness. Andrea Sarate is the Senior Director of Workplace Strategy for Colliers International - a commercial real estate brokerage firm. For 10 years, she’s helped organizations get the most out of their physical space. She joins us...

Duration:00:17:38

129 Katherine Rowe - Thriving Among Rapid Change

1/14/2020
She’s an entrepreneur, an athlete, coach, teacher, scholar, and listener, and she’s at the helm of America’s second oldest university. Katherine Rowe became President of William & Mary in the summer of 2018 - the first woman to serve in that role in the university’s 325-year history. Since her arrival, Rowe’s been focused on making William & Mary a university that thrives amid rapid change. One that successfully serves people and organizations for the long haul. She joins us on the podcast...

Duration:00:17:31

128 Sarah Levitt - Your Best Year Ever

12/31/2019
A new year. A fresh start. For many professionals, it signals a new beginning, such as seeking a new job or promotion. For others, it’s a time to set goals. Goals that can make the upcoming year your best year ever. Sarah Levitt is a leadership coach. She works with CEOs and executives of Fortune 1000 companies and senior leadership teams. In addition, through her Making Magnificence Project, she’s met with top leaders to capture their leadership and success journeys. She joins us on the...

Duration:00:19:22

127 Neal Batra - Other-Centric Communication

12/14/2019
With communication going for you, anything is possible. Without it, nothing is possible, no matter how talented and ambitious you may be. That passage comes from “Positioning,” the classic marketing book. And while it’s been decades since the book was first published, those words about the importance of communication are more relevant than ever. Neal Batra is a consultant with Deloitte. He’s a Principle in Deloitte’s Life Sciences and Healthcare practice. Much of his work as a consultant...

Duration:00:19:38