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#LeadershipReform: The Mission Continues

Big July announcement!


Even though I was born and raised in a landlocked city, in my heart I'm living on a beach somewhere. Every year I take at least a week to vacation at the beach to recharge and dream about winning the lottery.

Now that I'm back from my June beach vacation, I've got exciting news to share!

In my last blog, I mentioned that one of the projects I was working on was a podcast with industry experts to discuss our shared passion around leadership and #LeadershipReform.

I'm happy to announce that we've found a podcast host who shares our passion and is brave enough to conduct a panel interview.

The Expert Panel

This year I began a mission to promote #LeadershipReform in the workplace to eradicate toxic leaders. Along the way, I've met some truly amazing people who shared my vision and who have preceded me in sharing the message about what makes for a GREAT leader and how and why we should eradicate toxic leaders.

These amazing people have agreed to collaborate with me on a podcast, which we'll record in July and release in August.

Until then, I'd like to "grease the wheel" and share with you the impressive panel of experts who will be joining me:

  • Kalyani Pardeshi: Anti-bullying specialist, multiple award-winning author of the book UNBULLIED, and certified Quantum Human Design specialist. Kalyani specializes in combating bullying amongst teens and the inner critic/bully so that every person feels safe to be themselves.

  • Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Ph.D.: Psychologist, author & entrepreneur, "Dr. Tomas," as he is known, is an international authority in leadership assessment, people analytics, and talent management. He's the Chief Talent Scientist at ManpowerGroup and professor of business psychology at both University College London and Columbia University. His latest book, Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders (and How to Fix it)? also has a successful TEDx Talk of the same name and has "gone viral." Dr. Tomas has written 10 books and over 150 scientific papers on the psychology of talent, leadership, innovation, and AI. His commercial work focuses on the creation of science-based tools that improve organizations' ability to predict performance, and people's ability to understand themselves.

  • Amy C. Edmondson, Ph.D.: Dr. Edmondson is a Novartis Professor of Leadership & Management at Harvard Business School, author of two (soon to be three with The Right Kind of Wrong: The Science of Failing Well coming soon) books, The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth and Building the Future: Big Teaming for Audacious Innovation. She's also co-author of Extreme Teaming, author of dozens of articles and a TEDx Talk presenter. She has done extensive research that examines psychological safety and teaming within and between organizations and is particularly interested in how leaders enable the learning and collaboration that are vital to performance in a dynamic environment.

  • Alexander N. Andrews: During his leadership career spanning 30 years to date, Alexander has often found himself swimming against the tide of poor managers and in doing so, overcame his own feelings of deflation, which he channeled into creating engaging workplaces for his teams that were the envy of his colleagues. Much to his surprise, he even won awards for it! In his book, UNLIKE A BOSS, he shares his experiences of leadership horror stories he personally witnessed/was subjected to and how he overcame them to build highly engaged teams.

  • Deb Falzoi: Founder and owner of Dignity Together, Deb has dedicated years of her life to pushing legislation to combat bullying in the workplace. She works tirelessly on behalf of those who have been bullied to provide them with coaching, counseling, and training resources to educate and heal targets of workplace bullying.

  • Joangel Conception: Joangel is the founder of Trael, a mobile app that helps keep track of unwelcome behavior, uncomfortable situations, and overall wellness in a secure, private place. Her experience as a toxic workplace survivor led her to create the tool, which focuses on empowering employees to make positive changes in their lives. Joangel is also a former journalist and a published author. Her experience, on and off-air gives Joangel the knowledge and expertise to motivate any individual, organization, or business to make positive changes in the workplace. She is committed to combining her media skills and passion for workplace fairness, to help put an end to bullying, harassment, discrimination, and racism worldwide.

  • John Augusto, Ph.D.: A Gallup certified CliftonStrengths© coach since 2016, Educational Testing Service (ETS) consultant, Associate Dean at Georgia State University and former Assistant Vice Provost at the University of Kansas, Dr. Augusto combines his 25+ years of experience in higher education and consulting to coach individuals and groups in corporate settings to create mutually beneficial learning programs.

Our Gracious Host

Panel discussions are difficult to book due to varying schedules, but also difficult to host and edit for listener optimization.

After interviews with numerous podcasters, we selected Terry (Boyle) McDougall, PCC, MBA to host our podcast.

Not only does Terry have years of experience hosting her Marketing Mambo podcast, but she has made guest appearances on dozens of other podcasts, been featured in numerous articles, and also has a similar passion for #LeadershipReform, as she too was once a target of workplace bullying.

With her book, Winning the Game of Work: Career Happiness and Success on Your Own Terms, and consulting business Terry B. McDougall Coaching, she has combined her education, experience and insight to coach countless executives and organizations how to achieve both happiness and success at work.

With this collaboration, Terry intends to use this panel podcast series to launch a new podcast channel with the same name as her book, Winning the Game of Work.

It's been a very exciting and productive year. This podcast series is the culmination of 6 months of work and I can't wait to be able to share it with all of you. Stay tuned!

Until then, please like and share this post to show your support for the

#LeadershipReform movement, which aims to renovate leadership practices (and eradicate toxic leaders) with a "people first" mentality.

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