By Maxine Attong
We we invite you the listener to suspend all that you believe and know about leadership.
We will examine and discuss leadership as it occurs in three levels of system
1) on an individual level –the self,
2) as it relates to teams that you lead and
3)As it relates to leading within a larger system for example within an organisation.
We challenge you to take this unlearning journey with us as we reframe leadership for our reality and to serve our vision as Caribbean people.
LEADERSHIP UNLEARNED Jul 25, 2022
Erick Gerber talks Leading a 100% Remote Team
Eric Gerber is the #Founder of Podcast Connection.
What did this #musician do during the #pandemic?
He goes into #survivalmode and takes his #contentcreation and #marketing skills to create a new business.
In this episode he shares how he answered the questions
1. How can we create a company that does not rely on being face to face all the time?
2. How to encourage teams to be present on Zoom meetings?
3. How to make it work as an online company?
These are the tips that he shared
1. In a world full of #chaos people need structure and direction. Leaders need to create an organised and predictable environment.
2. Cloud based technology, effective and regular meetings are critical for remote teams to be effective
3. Zoom lunches may not always work for team building (especially if the boss is present), try online games instead
4. Remote team members need a sense of belonging since they may feel #isolated
5. Use smaller teams in which each team member has specific roles. Team members provide support to each other.
6. Have regular meetings, have one-on-one meetings and meet with functional team members from different teams and meet with the whole organisation as well.
7. Gives tips on how to improve productivity and how to stay motivated to team members to create constant learning.
8. Promote accountability by ensuring that one person is responsible for each action. Track accountability with online tools that all can access
9. Celebrate small victories and recognise people
10. To work in a remote space you need administration skills, self discipline and to take responsibility
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Karl Hebestreit talks Leadership, Enneagrams and Boxes
We are pleased to welcome Karl Hebestreit, Executive Coach and Enneagram Specialist.
1. The difference between the golden rule and the platinum rule
2. The paradox of our strengths - they may put and keep us in a box
3. The role of forgiveness, empathy and love in leadership
4. The power of the Enneagram
5. Enneagram can be a guide to personal development
6. Enneagram helps us to step our of our protective boxes and see each other's motivations
He leaves us with 3 provocative questions
1. What box are you in?
2. Is your box still serving you?
3. How do you leverage your box for the situation you are in?
Julie Hansen speaks Influence in a Virtual World
Julie Hansen is an actor who has leveraged her actings skills and time on camera to create a whole new career.
Her niche is helping leaders get comfortable in the virtual world without losing their influence.
In this podcast episode Julies shares tips on carer change, influence and so much more
Janice Sutherland speaks - Black, female over 50 - the trifecta
Janice Sutherland share ow she n=moved from being a CEO to being the "woman whisperer"
She works with women over 40 who are asking What's next?" Janice shares her four step formula and some tips to get you through it.
Mary Patry talks Leadership
Mary Patry was the little woman in IT, who now helps women leaders in IT. She shares her story of being the only one to supporting others.
She shares about the power of community, understanding her white privilege and the whole lot of courage it took for her to succeed.
Shahad Ali talks Leadership
Shahad Ali is the PRO for the Unicomer brand in Trinidad and Tobago.
In this episode he shares about the Unicomer brand's with special attention to eyeware. He also shares about surviving the pandemic, time management and what he learned about leadership.
Kevin Anthony Joseph speaks magic
Kevin Anthony Johnson is a leadership Coach. IN this episode he shares how he has observed uncertainty affecting leaders.
He also speaks about inclusivity magic and power
IF you ahve any questions or comments please share with us at email@example.com
Love is the heart of Leadership - Jonno Hanafin
The night before our 5th Global Gestalt Leadership Conference our keynote speaker - Jonno Hanafin - popped into studio to discuss this idea.
He shares that
1/ After the pandemic, workers are choosing themselves
2 It's not a problem to show up being different
3. Love exists in organisations, we don't call it that
and much more
Liz Kislik talks Leadership
Liz Kislik explains the difference between management consulting and leadership coaching.
She explains the similarity and the differences between the two disciplines .
And then, things take a turn...
Dr Elena Paweta on Leadership and Entrepreneurship
Dr Elena Paweta is a teacher who does. She is a University lecturer, and a not for profit leader.
In this episode she shares that there is little difference between leaders and entrepreneurs and some wonderful tips to keep you going.
She also shares how calm and optimism are a leader's best tools
Who is Dr Elena Paweta
Our podcast resumes Saturday June 11 with out first guest Dr. Elena Paweta. She discusses Leadership and Entrepreneurship
Leading With Love - the origin story
The 5th Global Gestalt Leadership Conference is on April 28th 2022. This online conference is themed Leading with Love.
In this episode Surren Maharaj shares some of the benefits of attending the conference.
I also share the thoughts that led to the selection of the theme - Leading With Love.
Join me and Jonno Hannifin, Barbara Perkins, Janice Sutherland and Surren Maharaj as we explore this topic
Janice Sutherland - How leaders can love
In this episode Janice Sutherland, the host of the 5th Global gestalt Leadership Conference on April 28th 2022, shares her ideas on the conference topic 0- Leading with Love.
Some of the themes that she shares are:
We are calling out Love
The evolution of Leadership over the pandemic leads to three aspects of love
- Employees Loving their leader
- Loving the act of Leadership
- Loving yourself as a Leader Self Love
She asks the most important question - Do leaders still want to lead ( in this new environment)?
Bryan Clayton CEO and Cofounder of GreenPal shares his journey from entrepreneur to leader
Bryan Clayton CEO and Cofounder of Green Pal shares his leadership journey.
- The difference between a decent leader and a decent manager
- Working in the the business vs working on the business
- That was the business matures we need to mature or hire talent.
What did you have to let go of on your leadership Journey?
Global Gestalt Leadership conference - Leading with Love
In this episode we share about the upcoming Global Gestalt Leadership Conference - Leading with Love.
This online Conference will be held on April 28 2022.
as we lead up to conference we will be offering free conference passes to our listeners on social media and on the live call in programs.
Follow us on ww.maxineattong.com for more information and an opportunity to win free conference passes.
Setting intentions for 2022
Welcome back to our new season of Leadership Unlearned
We are setting intentions for 2022 and beyond.
Goals are fine. they limit us to what we already know.
Intentions allow us to explore even what we dont know and so they open us up to the magic of the universe.
Listen in set an intention and tell me what is you intention for 2022 - for your family, Foy your community, for your country or for this world?
My intention is to fuel your leadership spark so that together we can bring real change to the systems that we live play and work within
Richard Downie Shares HIs Acts of Kindness
In this episode I chat with Richard Downie, Managing Director of RBC, Royal Bank, shares his #actsofkindness
He shares how his he and his DiegoSec Crew, come together all throughout the year to donate and assist others.
Whats your act of kindness?
Acts of Kindness
We pattered with RBC - Royal Bank to celebrate their Caribbean Acts of Kindness Initiative.
During the pandemic we took care of each other, as we donated to food banks, helped persons who lost their jobs and had compassion for the sick.
This is nothing new for some of its as we often look to give a helping hand within our families our communities our churches and our workplaces.
RBC and its employees are celebrating all Acts of Kindness throughout the Caribbean from Nov 8 until December 17. We are partnering with them and want to hear from you. What are your acts of kindness?
Launch of The Global Gestalt Leadership Conference - Leading with #Love
On April 28th 2022, we will host the fifth edition of the fgolabl Gestalt Leadership conference.
the theme for the 2022 conference is :Leading with love.
In this podcast I explain why Leading with Love is the appropriate title for the 2022 online conference.
( I also explain why its global)
Self Leadership and Cancer
In this episode Tracy Hutchinson Wallace - Communications Specialist and Disabilities advocate - shares her journey with cancer..
October is Cancer Awareness Month and Tracy shares how her cancer journey is all; about self Leadership and leading others so that they can assist her.
Dr Jaja speaks Customer Service
Dr Nsombi Jaja joins me to talk about #customerservice.
She shares that customer service is not about just about training. It needs to start at the very top. Leaders need to be walk the talk.
Dr Jaja shares all about ladders and how we can hold the ladder for each other whether at work or in our families or in our communities.
Let me know your thoughts
Do you work with Onika?
In her now infamous tweet we learned that Nicki Minaj's cousin's friend suffered with swollen testicles after being vaccinated. T
At the end of the week,Trevor Noah was claimed an honorary Trini as he did much needed damage control. Trevor showcased morning host Jason Williams' excellent parody of the situation and invited Jason on the Daily Show to read a Cialis ad. Hilarious.
Later in the week Trevor hosted the Minister of Health to refute these claims and together they did a wonderful tourism ad.
The week ended on a sinister note as Nicki Minaj took potshots at a local reporter and placed her contact info on blast.
After all the hullabaloo I am asking Does Nicki work with you?
Is there anyone at your workplace who behaves this way?
What are you doing about it?
Enabling at work?
The R. Kelly trial is now on.
I'm not surprised at his behavior or what he did. It has been his pattern for many years.
What amazes me in the number of people who are complicit In his behavior. He had a tribe of enablers who supported and protected his toxic behavior.
In this episode I share
- What enabling means
- 5 questions to ask yourself to check if you are an enabler
- What enablement looks like in an organization
- Some remedies to limit toxic behavior.
If you have any questions or comments then send me a note.
Being an independent Leader
This episode is in commemoration of the 59th year that Trinidad and Tobago is Independent of British rule.
In this episode I encourage leaders to be independent.
1. Don't compare your leadership with others
2. Make your own decisions
I also define independence and offer 5 signs that leaders can use to check how independent they are.
Courtney A. McNish - Can employers mandate vaccinations?
As our economies reopen the discussion continues - Can employers request staff to be vaccinated?
In this episode Courtney A McNish joins me to give his opinion and perspective on this question.
1. We live in a vaccinated society
2. The difference between expressed and implied terns of conditions of employment contracts
3. The difference between a workplace instruction and the terms and conditions of employment contracts.
Listen and share you thoughts.
To vax or not to Vax
To vax or not to max has become a real question.
There are strong arguments on both sides for and against the Covid -19 vaccines.
In this episode I reframe cover -19 as a paradigm shift and make some predictions for business.
I also share that I love the language and some of the reasons that are bing put forward for the and against the vaccine
Tell me what you think?
Leaders - Emancipate Yourself
The Emancipation Act was passed and came into effect on 1 August 1834 in the English Parliament. On that day, thousands of enslaved Africans in the British West Indies became free men and women.
One hundred and fifty one years later, on 1 August 1985 the government of Trinidad and Tobago declared Emancipation Day a national holiday to commemorate the abolition of slavery.
What does emancipation have to do with Leadership?
We need to ask ourselves - What do I need to emancipate myself from to be more effective as a leader?
I offer some suggestion in this podcast
. What other habits can leaders free themselves from to be more effective?
Ashish Uttamchandani - Leading while Young
Ashish Uttamchandani shares some tips for young adults who want to step into leadership.
He shares that
1. Technical skills are important and people skills make the difference
2. The things that bring you success today may not bring you success tomorrow
3. The value of patience
and may other tips.
Have a listen and send me some feedback
5 tips for returning to work
There have been signals that we will return to work. Some of us want to return to the workplace, others welcome a hybrid model while others are happy to remain working from home.
Whatever the model you choose to adopt I am sharing five tips and one bonus feature for leaders about what we can do going forward. The consideration if for leaders to have
What else do you think leaders need to have at this time?
Let me know what you think
Lou Lyons - An Examined Life
In this episode we chat with Lou Lyons. Lou is the founder of Full Disclosure Radio - a project that offers to demystify information and provide equal access to the truth for all.
Lou shares how the examination of his life moved him to accept his purpose and how that decision guides this project.
Most people know Lou as a founding partner of the band - Freetown Collective.
Lou shares what's it like to have a project on his own, to step away from the comfort of an effortless partnership and how the partnership supports his individuality while holding his accountability.
Share your thoughts and your journey with us
Don Schmincke Shares about Leadership
Don Schmincke is the founder of Saga Leadership and a best selling author.
In this episode Don shares with us how the ancient ways of the Samurai provide lessons for modern leaders.
Leaders don't need any more tools. Leaders need to create a belief system that takes the organsaition away from the selfish fear that skews decision making.
Don also shares that failure holds lessons for those who dare to learn from them
Send me your comments and questions
Covid and Dementia - Whats new
The Alzeimher's Association of Trinidad and Tobago celebrates its 21st years of providing services to its members. Its membership is comprised of caregivers as well as some of the patients who are in early stages of the diseases.
It takes compassion and empathy to lead organizations such as these.
Michele Clavery President and June Holdip. Vice President. share about the discuss and the new research which offers some relief with a load of a caveats.
Dealing with Fatigue
Before the #pandemic 45% of adults said that they temporarily had acute fatigue and 11% chronic fatigue.
I am certain now that the percentages are much higher.
In this episode I share the signs of fatigue and some tips that you can use to deal with it.
Dealing with Loneliness
During the pandemic we are at home, we quarantine and we self isolate. This language goes against our very nature as humans, it does not allow us to socially connect in the way that we used to.
With the isolation we need to be aware that we may be slipping into #perceived isolation which is a state of mind, which is loneliness.
In this episode I ask you to spare a thought for teenagers and younger children who are not having the opportunity to socialize in ways necessary for their state of development.
I also share some tips on how to stave off loneliness for those of us who may be in this state of mind.
Let me know your thoughts
Lorraine Currelly shares about Grief
We have all lost during the ongoing pandemic.
In this episode, we chat with Lorraine Currelly- a grief and bereavement specialist and a Poet Laureate.
Lorraine gives a simple and relatable definition of grief and shares how she uses creativity to deal with grief. She explains that you can too!
Patricia A Patton speaks cannabis
Patricia A Patton is an emerging boomer and the Founder of the Cannabis Business Alliance.
In this episode, Patricia shares how her curiosity led her to explore the cannabis industry. She learned that cannabis is a companion for aging and a healthy life style and that the cannabis industry is a great place for boomers to bring their experiences and transfer skills. She predicts that this emerging industry will bring about social change.
Once again Patricia is building her own table and inviting others in as she engages others with her sense of community and her style of collaborative leadership.
Moving to Acceptance
What are you resisting? The more we move away from the problem the more we stay further from the solution
We are still dealing with the effects and the impacts of the COvid 19 pandemic. Some of us feel less anxious than we did in 2020 while some of us are still struggling with high levels of stress and anxiety.
Some of us are in denial. We are pretending that the disease does not exist and that life is as it was before the pandemic.
What will it be like if you moved into acceptance? What if we could accept that whether we believe or not whether we agree or disagree that we move into acceptance of what it is.
I share three tips to help you move into #acceptance
Dr Rama Naidu on Leading with Equity
Dr Rama Naidu is the keynote speaker for the Gestalt Caribbean Leadership Conference on April 29th 2021.
This year's theme is Leading with Equity.
Dr Naidu is perfect for this topic. He grew up in South Africa under the apartheid regime and understands the pervasive nature of inequities and how they can easily be institutionalized.
He is committed to work with community and in organization to create more equity for all.
Join us on April 29th. Register at maxineattong.com
Nanci E. Luna Jiménez shares why she Leads with Equity
Nanci E. Luna Jiménez is a panelist at the Caribbean Gestalt Leadership Conference - Leading with Equity on April 29 2021.
In this podcast Nanci shares about the work that she does and why she said yes to the Conference
HOTT 93 Interviews Maxine Attong about Leading with Equity
Amanda Elliot and Warren Perreira of HOTT 93 chat with me about the Annual Gestalt Caribbean Leadership Conference.
She calls me Ms Trinidad in this clip. We laughed and spoke about the need for Equity.
Jamie Philbert shares the Power of Kalinda
Jamie Philbert is a dancer, an activist and a Kalinda woman.
In this episode she shares how this ancient traditional cultural martial art can be used to remind women of their power, and help people change their lives.
Leading with Equity on TAJ Radio
In this episode I share an interview on TAJ radio with host Kristie Marie Kanhai.
We spoke about the Gestalt Caribbean Leadership Conference - Leading with Equity.
Conference proceeds are to extend our Youth Leadership Development initiatives.
Interview with Eric Dye
In this episode Eric Dye interviews me - Maxine Attong
I am sharing the why's of what I do as well as about our upcoming Gestalt Leadership Conference on April 29th 2021.
Its all about Leading with Equity. What we are bringing to the table and what we are doing at the Conference.
Register at www.maxineattong.com
Carmel Haynes of Barbados International Business Association shares her brand of leadership
Carmel Haynes is the Executive Director of Barbados International Business Association ( BIBA),
In this episode she shares a bit of BIBA, which is a NGO that promotes international business.
Carmel also shares her brand of Leadership and some tips for female leaders who want to get into the game.
Send a comment or a question about the interview
NINA Program - Enabling Young Women
In this episode we cant with Akosua Dardaine Edwards about the NINA Program for your Women.
Nina is a Leadership Program for Young Women that focuses on creating an entrepreneurial mindset and culture for young women in the Caribbean.
It also teaches young women how to adapt and lead themselves as they deal with he challenges of every day life.
#leadership #YA #youthleadership #leadershipdevelopment
Melissa Senhouse Shares Tips for Leaders
Melissa Senhouse is the CEO of Pat and Max Limited and the President of the Greater Tunapuna Chamber of Industry and Commerce.
She shares how the Chamber is taking leadership in ensuring the safety of the traveling public in the Tunapuna area by collaborating with the police and the service providers.
She also shares some tips for females who want to make a mark in leadership.
Are Women missing in your organization?
In Trinidad and Tobago we have a problem. Our young women go missing. Unfortunately some turn up dead.
Whatever is happening in the larger system is happening in the smaller system. I have to ask
- How do women go missing in our organizations?
- How are women dying in our workplaces?
In this episode I examine how our young women may be missing and slowly dying in our workplaces.
I also discuss how we can prevent or limit this phenomena
Let me know what you think.
Annual Gestalt Caribbean Leadership Conference - Teri Leigh Bovell
In this episode I introduce the host and moderator of the 4th Annual Gestalt Caribbean Leadership Conference - Teri Leigh Bovell
Bovell is a regional personality who combines her love for the arts with her entrepreneurial spirit.
She asks me about the what's and the why's of the April 29 2021 Leadership Conference - Leading with Equity.You can register for the conference at www.maxineattong.com
Decision making with the Duke
So many of us have watched at swooned over the Duke of Hastings form the show Bridgerton. ( Bridgerton is the name of a Netflix fictional drama set in early 19th century England)
While I myself admired the Duke's dashing good looks I paused at his decision making abilities.
In this episode I examine 2 leadership lessons from the Duke
1. His Presence
2, HIs decision king abilities.
What other leadership lessons did you receive while watching the Duke of Hastings
When Leaders Go Unchecked
We all witnessed the storming of the US Capitol.
I've seen this scenario play out albeit on smaller scales in organizations that I have worked within and consulted with.
There is often the one rogue-leader who says what she wants behaves in a manner that raised eyebrows while other leaders stand by and watch.
Some questions to consider
How is this leader hurting your orgnaistaion?
Does this leader represent your organisation's core values
Why is the behavior of the role leader being tolerated?
#leadership #leadershipthoughts #thoughtleaders #podcastforleaders #leadershipunlearned