Partnering Leadership

Learn from the leadership journey of Greater Washington DC region changemakers and global thought leaders so you can align better with your purpose, grow professionally with meaning, and have a greater impact. Each week Mahan Tavakoli sits down for an intimate conversation with diverse leaders to learn from their leadership journeys so we can all improve, grow, and have a greater impact.

Recent Episodes

Conscious, Capable, and Ready to Contribute: How Employee Development Can Become the Highest Form of Social Contribution with Ed Offterdinger | Greater Washington DC DMV Changemaker

Oct. 26, 2021

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Ed Offterdinger, chairman of AO People Partners, co-founder of Conscious Capitalism D.C., and co-author of the book Conscious, Capable, and Ready to Contri…

How to Develop a Disruption Mindset and Thrive Through Disruption with Charlene Li | Global Thought Leader

Oct. 21, 2021

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Charlene Li, a Digital Transformation and Disruptive Leadership Expert, Founder of Altimeter, and author of best-selling books, including Open leadership, …

Equity: How to Design Organizations Where Everyone Thrives with Minal Bopaiah | Greater Washington DC DMV Changemaker

Oct. 19, 2021

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Minal Bopaiah. Minal is the founder of Brevity & Wit, a strategy and design firm that helps organizations achieve the change they wish to see in the world …

How to Cultivate Your Influence and Build Powerful Connections with Jon Levy | Global Thought Leader

Oct. 14, 2021

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Jon Levy, behavioral scientist and author of the book You're Invited: The Art and Science of Cultivating Influence. Jon Levy shares how we can build strong…

Shattering glass ceilings, supporting women's empowerment and promoting greater diversity while bridging divides with Barbara Davis Blum | Greater Washington DC DMV Changemaker

Oct. 12, 2021

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Barbara Davis Blum, one of the founders of Leadership Greater Washington and president of BDB Investment Partnership, shares stories from her early life and how it shaped her to beco…

How to lead your organization through change to achieve hard to imagine results in uncertain and volatile times with John Kotter | Global Thought Leader

Oct. 7, 2021

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with John Kotter, professor emeritus at Harvard Business School, co-founder of a management consulting firm Kotter International and a pioneer in organizational…

About the Host

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.