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028: How deep employee/leader relationships make for better performers

By Rob Fonte | 11/08/2020 | Comments Off on 028: How deep employee/leader relationships make for better performers

In this episode I sit with Jim Wentworth, a Vice President of Sales in the healthcare industry. We discuss how having a deep connection, and an overall great relationship with your employees, makes for better performers and organizational outcomes.   Key Takeaways:Make a deeper connection with your people by understanding what motivates themIt’s important for your people…

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027: Do Less and Think More, with Tracey DeSilva

By Rob Fonte | 10/26/2020 | Comments Off on 027: Do Less and Think More, with Tracey DeSilva

Do less and think more. Easier said than done, right? All too often we want to solve our team’s problems by doing it for them. After all, as leaders, we have the answers, correct (wink wink)? In this episode, I sit with Tracey DeSilva, a Vice President of a Learning and Development function, in the healthcare…

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026: Giving and Receiving Feedback: A Critical Tenant of Leadership, with Michele Korfin

By Rob Fonte | 10/12/2020 | Comments Off on 026: Giving and Receiving Feedback: A Critical Tenant of Leadership, with Michele Korfin

Giving and receiving feedback, as we know, is one of the core tenants of great Leadership, and it’s no different whether you’re a first-line manager or a C-Suite executive. In this episode I sit with Michele Korfin, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Commercial Officer for Gamida Cell Ltd., an advanced cell therapy company committed to…

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025: New Workplace Challenges: Strategies for Leading, with Anushka Arellano

By Rob Fonte | 09/29/2020 | Comments Off on 025: New Workplace Challenges: Strategies for Leading, with Anushka Arellano

As managers and leaders of teams, 2020 has done nothing short of throwing everything but the kitchen sink at us all (maybe the sink too!). As leaders, we need to be mindful of how our employees are dealing with these challenges, so that we can understand how best to support them. Things like team morale,…

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024: Onboarding Employees in Today’s Environment: Best Practices, with James Christie and Ramahn Ritchie

By Rob Fonte | 09/15/2020 | Comments Off on 024: Onboarding Employees in Today’s Environment: Best Practices, with James Christie and Ramahn Ritchie

One of the most important responsibilities that a manager has is onboarding. It’s a huge investment for any organization in terms of time and resources, and it’s an even bigger investment by leaders as it is their job to make sure new hires are positioned for the best possible chance to succeed and grow. In…

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023: Cracking the Leadership Code, with Alain Hunkins

By Rob Fonte | 08/31/2020 | Comments Off on 023: Cracking the Leadership Code, with Alain Hunkins

Alain Hunkins helps high achieving people become high achieving leaders. Over his twenty-year career, Alain has worked with over 2,000 groups of leaders in 25 countries. Clients include Wal-Mart, Pfizer, Citigroup, General Electric, State Farm Insurance, IBM, General Motors, and Microsoft. In addition to being a leadership speaker, consultant, trainer, and coach, Alain is the author…

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022: Team Unity: How to build cohesive teams with Eileen McCay, Jim Lajeunesse, and Matt McDonald

By Rob Fonte | 08/10/2020 | Comments Off on 022: Team Unity: How to build cohesive teams with Eileen McCay, Jim Lajeunesse, and Matt McDonald

Building cohesive teams is not something that happens overnight. There is no magic bullet. It takes time, effort, and the laying of a solid foundation built on trust and many other leadership principles. To discuss this topic, I’ve hand-picked a panel of leaders with a demonstrated track record of building cohesive teams. Joining me from…

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021: I wish I knew this… when taking over my first team, with Jordan Mendoza.

By Rob Fonte | 07/27/2020 | Comments Off on 021: I wish I knew this… when taking over my first team, with Jordan Mendoza.

Jordan Mendoza is the host of the Blaze Your Own Trail Podcast. As a sales and training professional, Jordan helps people discover their Myers-Briggs 4 letter type, taking them from self-awareness to coming up with their personal Leadership philosophy. In this episode, Jordan and I discuss the Myers-Briggs assessment, how it has impacted his leadership…

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020: Why leaders should be leveraging social media, with Amy Blaschka.

By Rob Fonte | 07/13/2020 | Comments Off on 020: Why leaders should be leveraging social media, with Amy Blaschka.

Amy Blaschka has made a career offering “stories as a service.” From her degree in film to her two and a half decades spent branding products, places, and people, to founding her writing practice, Amy has always understood the power of weaving an engaging tale. She helps leaders craft their stories to communicate and connect…

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019: Leadership on and off the ice with NHL legend, Brian Propp.

By Rob Fonte | 06/29/2020 | Comments Off on 019: Leadership on and off the ice with NHL legend, Brian Propp.

With the NHL playoffs set to come back next month, I was fortunate to sit down with a hockey legend. Brian Propp is a former National Hockey League All-Star, legendary Philadelphia Flyer, former sports broadcaster, entrepreneur, business relationship and development guru, and a philanthropist in his community.  Brian spent 15 years in the NHL, of…

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