#97: The Role of Strategy in Leadership

“Leaders establish the vision for the future and set the strategy for getting there. ”
— John P. Kotter

Are you a leader that is strategic?  Is strategy your dominant leadership style?  For leaders who are tackling community challenges and addressing...

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#96: A Mid-Year Check-in With Your Social Enterprise

“Keep Moving Forward”

Do you regularly check-in with your social enterprise?  Or do you typically get to the final month of the year and then wonder what those goals are that you wanted to achieve?  Mid-year is the perfect time to do a check-in.  It is a...

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#95: The Importance of Corporate Social Responsibility, A Conversation with Caitlin Kawaguchi

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
— Margaret Mead

What exactly is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)? What should social change leaders know about CSR? In this...

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#94: Email Tips for Social Change Leaders

“Communication works for those who work at it.”
— John Powell

How do you most commonly communicate with others in your social change efforts?  Most likely, you are using email regularly in your work.  But email can become draining and ineffective quite...

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#93: The Role of Innovation in Leadership

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”
— Albert Einstein

Are you a leader that innovates easily and regularly?  Is innovation your dominant leadership style?  For leaders who are tackling community challenges and...

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#92: Collaborating to Promote Equity and Transform Healthcare

“Until the Lion tells its tale, the Hunter will always be glorified.”
— Zimbabwean Proverb

How can a social enterprise address health disparities and support healthcare transformation?  In this episode, we talk with Ivelyse Andino, owner of Radical Health, the...

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#91: The Role of Operations in Leadership

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”
— Vincent Van Gough

How effective are you at operations and management?  Is performing operations your dominant leadership style?  For leaders who are tackling community challenges and...

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#90: Using a Social Enterprise Model to Support Indigenous Communities and Fair Trade

“A small business is an amazing way to serve and leave an impact on the world you live in.”
— Nicole Snow

How can a social enterprise support indigenous communities and use the principles of fair trade?  In this episode, we talk with Ana Lázaro about her...

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#89: Affirmations as a Path to Change

“It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen. ”

— Muhammed Ali

Are you effectively using affirmations to have more impact?   Did you know positive affirmations can raise the...

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#88: Building a Triple Bottom Line Business

“If you want something done, give it to someone who is busy.”

Can a cleaning company create social change?  It sure can!  Does being a values-driven, social enterprise increase customer sales and loyalty?  Yes, it does!  Can a business both improve lives...

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#87: The Role of Collaboration in Leadership

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
— Helen Keller

How collaborative are you?  How effective are you in this?  Is collaborating your dominant leadership style?  For leaders who are tackling community challenges and addressing social...

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#86: 3 Success Factors to Launching Your Social Impact Enterprise

“Success is liking what yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. ”
— Maya Angelou

Have you been thinking about how your work can make more of a social impact. Or starting a social enterprise?  Or launching a program that benefits the people and...

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#85: Using Your Zone of Genius to Create Social Change

“The goal in life is not to attain some imaginary ideal; it is to find and fully use our own gifts.”

— Gay Hendricks

Have you noticed that some types of work keep you energized and other types totally drain you?  What if you could always feel energized from the work that...

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#84: Honoring This Time: 9 Minutes, 29 Seconds

“Here’s the truth about racial injustice: It is not just a Black America problem or a people-of-color problem. It is a problem for every American. It is keeping us from fulfilling the promise of liberty and justice for all. And it is holding our nation back from realizing our full...
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#83: 4 Simple Steps to Begin Having an Impact While Making Money

“The best way to have social impact and generate revenue, is to strategize, collaborate, break some rules, and operationalize your passion.”

— Stephanie Malon-Rufi + Traci Warnberg-Lemm

Have you wondered how you can create social change and make money? Can you really do...

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#82: Thoughts from Minneapolis: Healing Our City

“Be the Change You Want to See in the World. ”
— Gandhi

The city of Minneapolis is going through a challenging time as the trial of Derek Chauvin, the officer charged in the killing of George Floyd, is underway. Community members are grieving, hoping, and many are...

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#81: 3 Things To Do Before Planning Your Learning Event

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
— Benjamin Franklin

Many of us are creating trainings or learning events for colleagues, coworkers or even for clients. Are you engaging the correct people prior to planning?  Have you...

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#80: Learning As A Tool For Social Transformation

“Leaders must build ecosystems that support learning and ones that create safe places for trial and error during the implementation of learning. ”
— Traci Warnberg-Lemm

Are you confident that your learning efforts helping you achieve your organizational goals? Are...

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#79: Are you Prioritizing the Important Work?

Do you run around putting out fires each day?  Do you feel like you are on the hamster wheel and not sure when you will get off?   When you are letting the days run you, instead of you running the day, you most likely are not getting to the important work.  The important work is...

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#78: Tilling the Soil for Equity Leadership

“We all do better when we all do better”
— Paul Wellstone

Are you taking some of the important steps needed to support diversity, equity and inclusion goals in your organization?  Do you review & actively live into your organizational mission, vision and...

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#77: Learning as a Tool for Social Transformation

“A leader’s most important role is supporting the development of others to better equip them to scale their impact and create social transformation.”

— Traci Warnberg-Lemm
 

Do you wish you had a leadership superpower that created results and impact?  Do...

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