Sep­tem­ber 15, 2019

Manage Smarter 87: Being an Honest Broker of Information

Jan Allen is an Exec­u­tive Coach and Life Strate­gist, as well as co-man­ag­ing part­ner of Busi­ness of Peo­ple. She pre­vi­ous­ly served in an exec­u­tive role for two Ohio gov­er­nors. In this episode, we dis­cuss: The con­cept of an hon­est bro­ker and it's val­ue; why YOU as a leader want to vet and make sure your crit­i­cal staffers are hon­est bro­kers; how the con­cept is crit­i­cal to being a bet­ter leader; tips for build­ing team rela­tion­ships vs. dis­ci­pline.

Sep­tem­ber 7, 2019

Manage Smarter 86: How Women Can Advance to the C‑Suite

This the the sec­ond part of a two part inter­view with Tri­cia Benn is the Exec­u­tive Vice-Pres­i­dent of the C‑Suite Net­work and Gen­er­al Man­ag­er of The Hero Club, an invi­ta­tion-only mem­ber­ship orga­ni­za­tion for CEOs, founders, and investors. As Glob­al Chief Mar­ket­ing & Strat­e­gy Offi­cer and U.S. Man­ag­ing Direc­tor with­in MDC Part­ners, a $3 bil­lion glob­al hold­ing com­pa­ny, Benn’s lead­er­ship drove dou­ble dig­it growth year-over-year and new con­tracts with some of the most impor­tant impact play­ers in the world. In this episode, we dis­cuss: Man­ag­ing neg­a­tive respons­es to oth­er C‑Suiters; Choice Sets – Use them!; Avoid­ing uncon­scious bias; Vul­ner­a­bil­i­ty and how it plays into mov­ing up; and #1 Tip on what to focus on to suc­ceed.

Sep­tem­ber 1, 2019

Manage Smarter 85: Bridging the C‑Suite Gender Gap

The first of a two part inter­view with Tri­cia Benn is the Exec­u­tive Vice-Pres­i­dent of the C‑Suite Net­work and Gen­er­al Man­ag­er of The Hero Club, an invi­ta­tion-only mem­ber­ship orga­ni­za­tion for CEOs, founders, and investors. As Glob­al Chief Mar­ket­ing & Strat­e­gy Offi­cer and U.S. Man­ag­ing Direc­tor with­in MDC Part­ners, a $3 bil­lion glob­al hold­ing com­pa­ny, Benn’s lead­er­ship drove dou­ble dig­it growth year-over-year and new con­tracts with some of the most impor­tant impact play­ers in the world. In this episode, we dis­cuss: Tips for C‑Suite women on how to com­pete; what exec­u­tive women need to start doing and stop doing; The Hero Lead­er­ship Mod­el; and play­ing on the same play­ing field to bridge the gen­der gap.