Partnering Leadership

Learn from the leadership journey of purpose-driven changemaker CEOs & leadership insights from top global thought leaders and best-selling leadership book authors. Your host Mahan Tavakoli, who Thinkers360 recently named as one of the top 10 global thought leaders on management, has over 25 years of executive leadership experience and serves as a consultant and coach to some of the highest-performing organizations and CEOs.In the twice-a-week conversations, you can learn from the leadership journeys of successful CEOs and the latest in leadership thinking from top global thought leaders. Purpose-driven CEOs, including David Rubenstein, Jean Case, Marty Rodgers, Rosie Allen-Herring, David Gardner, Charito Kruvant, Tien Wong, Diane Hoskins, Dan Simons, Bill Novelli, Hakeem Oluseyi, Irma Becerra, Richard Bynum, Nicole Lynn Lewis, Ernie Jarvis, Tony Pierce, Stephanie Linnartz, Chuck Robb, Alex Orfinger and Linda Rabbitt. Global thought leaders and best-selling leadership book authors, including Ken Blanchard, John Kotter, Charlene Li, Steven M.R. Covey, Ram Charan, David McRaney, Gary Bolles, Aaron Hurst, Natalie Nixon, Greg Satell, Azeem Azhar, Rich Diviney, Maz Jobrani, Whitney Johnson, David Marquet, Ranjay Gulati, Vanessa Bohns, Patrick McGinnis, Jim Detert, Tim Clark and Michele Wucker. Partnering Leadership podcast is available on all podcast platforms and at partneringleadership.com. Follow the Partnering Leadership podcast on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/partnering-leadership Twitter: @PartneringLead Unleash Your Team's Potential: mahantavakoli.com. Follow Mahan Tavakoli on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/mahan Twitter: @mahany Email: mahan@mahantavakoli.com

Recent Episodes

232 How to Make Your Ideas Irresistible by Finding Your Red Thread with Tamsen Webster | Partnering Leadership Global Thought Leader

Jan. 26, 2023

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Tamsen Webster, renowned speaker, consultant, TEDx idea strategist, and author of Find Your Red Thread: Make Your Big Ideas Irresistible. In the conversati…

231 The C2 Factor of Leadership and How it Can Help Leaders Become Champions and Lead Meaningful Lives with Joanne Irving | Greater Washington DC DMV Changemaker

Jan. 24, 2023

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Joanne Irving, founder of Insight to Action Advisory and cofounder of The Chrysalis Group Inc. Joanne Irving is also the author of The C² Factor for Lead…

230 Show the Value of What You Do: Measuring and Achieving Success with World-Renowned Expert on Accountability, Measurement, and Evaluation, Jack Phillips | Partnering Leadership Global Thought Leader

Jan. 19, 2023

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Jack Phillips, Chairman of ROI Institute, a world-renowned expert on accountability, measurement, and evaluation and author or editor of more than 75 books…

229 Rosa Parks Beyond the Bus: Life, Lessons, and Leadership with H.H. Leonards Founder and Chair of the O Street Museum Foundation & the Mansion on O Street| Greater Washington DC DMV Changemaker

Jan. 17, 2023

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with H.H. Leonards. H.H. Leonards is the founder and chair of the O Street Museum Foundation, headquartered in Washington, D.C., and the Mansion on O Street, w…

228 AI Bootcamp for Leaders: Unlocking the Power of Artificial Intelligence for Your Organization with Tom Taulli | Partnering Leadership Global Thought Leader

Jan. 12, 2023

In this Partnering Leadership conversation, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Tom Taulli, author of multiple books, including Artificial Intelligence Basics: A Non-Technical Introduction, which serves as the focus of this conversat…

227 Economic Development by Building an Inclusive Innovation Ecosystem and Paving the Path for Startups with Troy LeMaile-Stovall, CEO of TEDCO| Greater Washington DC DMV Changemaker

Jan. 10, 2023

In this Partnering Leadership conversation, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Troy LeMaile-Stovall, CEO of TEDCO, Maryland's economic engine for technology companies. Troy LeMaile-Stovall has led the organization to cultivate an in…

226 How to Be an Inclusive Leader by Creating Cultures of Belonging Where Everyone Can Thrive with Jennifer Brown | Partnering Leadership Global Thought Leader

Jan. 5, 2023

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Jennifer Brown, an award-winning thought leader globally renowned for her diversity, equity, and inclusion work. Jennifer Brown is also the author of How t…

225 The Future is Now: Open AI's Chat GPT and the Exponential Changes Ahead | Mahan Tavakoli Partnering Leadership Insight

Jan. 3, 2023

In this episode, Mahan Tavakoli discusses why open access to powerful conversational chatbots will be viewed in the future as a transformational moment, potentially equaling the wide use and disruptive impact of the internet…

224 [BEST OF] You Have More Influence Than You Think and The Science of Influence with Dr. Vanessa Bohns | Partnering Leadership Global Thought Leader

Dec. 29, 2022

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Professor Vanessa Bohns. Dr. Vanessa Bohns is a social psychologist, an award-winning researcher and teacher, and a professor of organizational behavior at…

223 [BEST OF] Leading with Grit, Clarity and Empathy with Marriott International President and incoming President & CEO of Under Amour, Stephanie Linnartz | Greater Washington DC DMV Changemaker

Dec. 27, 2022

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Stephanie Linnartz, currently President of Marriott International, Inc., the world's largest hospitality company. Last week, Stephanie Linnartz announced t…

About the Host

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Mahan Tavakoli

Mahan Tavakoli is a highly accomplished executive with a multi-faceted background in US and global operations management leading a consulting practice focused on organizational leadership. Mahan has significant experience working with top executives from across the globe. The industries and size of the clients he works with vary, however, the needs are similar. The organizations have great leadership, believe in the untapped potential of their people, and want to get the winning edge as they align the entire organization towards more effectively achieving their purpose. Mahan is also a published author, co-author, and contributor to industry leading publications. Currently, Mahan serves as Board Chair of Leadership Greater Washington and has helped lead the board and and the organization through a pivot to greater relevance, purpose, and impact through crisis.