Partnering Leadership

Learn from the leadership journey of purpose-driven Greater Washington DC DMV CEOs (Tuesday episode releases) & leadership insights from top global thought leaders and best-selling leadership book authors (Thursday episode releases).

Your host Mahan Tavakoli 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.

Greater Washington DC DMV purpose-driven leaders 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, 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.

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Recent Episodes

217 New Power Leadership Lessons from the Movement for Freedom in Iran: Woman Life Freedom: Zan Zendegi Azadi| Mahan Tavakoli Partnering Leadership Insight

Dec. 6, 2022

In this episode, Mahan Tavakoli speaks about the leadership lessons we can learn from the woman-led movement for freedom in Iran: Woman Life Freedom, Zan Zendegi, Azadi. Mahan shares why we need to think about power differen…

216 How Organizations Can Earn Lifelong Loyalty Through the Four Factors of Trust with Deloitte’s Ashley Reichheld and Amelia Dunlop | Partnering Leadership Global Thought Leader

Dec. 1, 2022

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Amelia Dunlop and Ashley Reichheld. Amelia Dunlop is the Chief Experience Officer for Deloitte Digital and a Principal at Deloitte LLP. Ashley Reichheld is…

215 How to Evolve as a Leader in a Fast Growing Organization with David DeWolf, President & CEO 3Pillar Global | Greater Washington DC DMV Changemaker

Nov. 29, 2022

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with David DeWolf. David DeWolf is the Founder, President, and CEO of 3Pillar Global, a digital product development services organization building breakthrough …

214 [BEST OF] Practical Decision Making with the Creator of The Terms FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) and FOBO (Fear of a Better Option) Patrick McGinnis | Partnering Leadership Global Thought Leader

Nov. 24, 2022

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Patrick McGinnis. Patrick coined the term FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) and FOBO (Fear of a Better Option) while attending Harvard Business School. Patrick Mc…

213 Catalyzing Large-Scale Movements and Waging Justice as an Unapologetic Optimist with Dr. Paul Zeitz, Co-Founder of Brave Movement & Executive Director of Build a Movement | Greater Washington DC DMV Changemaker

Nov. 22, 2022

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Dr. Paul Zeitz. Paul Zeitz is a physician, epidemiologist, and award-winning global justice and human rights advocate with over 35 years of advocacy experi…

212 Living a Meaningful Life and Leading with Soul with Vitaliy Katsenelson | Partnering Leadership Global Thought Leader

Nov. 17, 2022

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Vitaliy Katsenelson about leading with soul and living a meaningful life. Vitaliy Katsenelson is the CEO of the Denver-based value investment firm IMA. He …

211 Designing a Better Future of Work with Bob Fox, Fox Architects Founder & Work Design Magazine Publisher| Greater Washington DC DMV Changemaker

Nov. 15, 2022

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli discusses how to design a better future of work with Bob Fox, founder of Fox Architects and Publisher of Work Design Magazine. As FOX Architects’ Principal, Bob Fox ch…

210 How to Reframe Your Thinking to Free Yourself from the Patterns and People that Hold You Back with Lia Garvin | Partnering Leadership Global Thought Leader

Nov. 10, 2022

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Lia Garvin. Lia Garvin is the author of UNSTUCK: Reframe Your Thinking to Free Yourself From the Patterns and People that Hold You Back. In the conversatio…

209 Leading the Transformation of an Organization and Upgrading the Brand for Greater Impact with Catherine Meloy, President & CEO of Goodwill of Greater Washington | Greater Washington DC DMV Changemaker

Nov. 8, 2022

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Catherine Meloy. Catherine Meloy serves as President and CEO of Goodwill of Greater Washington and the Goodwill Excel Center Adult Charter High School. In …

208 How Minds Change: the Surprising Science of Belief, Opinion and Persuasion with David McRaney | Partnering Leadership Global Thought Leader

Nov. 3, 2022

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with David McRaney. David McRaney is a science journalist, host of the You Are Not So Smart podcast, and an internationally best-selling author of books, includ…

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.