Partnering Leadership

Episodes

Sept. 9, 2021

Shores Beyond Shores - from Holocaust to Hope: A Bergen-Belsen Surviv…

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Dr. Irene Butter, a professor, peace activist, and holocaust survivor. Irene Butter shares why she decided to break her silence and tell the story of her fa...

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Sept. 7, 2021

Not letting your past define your future and leading to make the Amer…

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Danny Vargas, US Air Force veteran, founder of VARCom Solutions, and community leader, shares impactful stories from his life, from growing up on welfare to becoming an award-winning ...

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Sept. 2, 2021

How to lead through the certainty of uncertainty | Mahan Tavakoli Par…

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli shares how leaders can effectively lead through uncertainty. With everything going on in the world, leaders might find it frustrating not knowing or being able to predi...

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Aug. 31, 2021

Letters to My White Male Friends with Dax Devlon Ross | Greater Washi…

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Dax Devlon Ross, non-profit executive, equity consultant, and author of several books, including his latest work, Letters to My White Male Friends. Dax talk...

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Aug. 26, 2021

Cracking the Leadership Code: Three Secrets to Building Strong Leader…

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Alain Hunkins, keynote speaker, facilitator, coach, and author of the best-selling book Cracking the Leadership Code: Three Secrets to Building Strong Leade...

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Aug. 24, 2021

Working to end poverty in the community by learning to say YES with M…

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Monsignor John Enzler, President and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, shares impactful stories from his childhood, his journey becoming a priest, and leader...

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Aug. 19, 2021

The Creativity Leap: Unleash Curiosity, Improvisation and Intuition a…

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Dr. Natalie Nixon, creativity strategist, global keynote speaker, and author of the award-winning book The Creativity Leap , shares why it is essential to unleash creativity for ourse...

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Aug. 17, 2021

Leading to build on a heritage of service: Industrial Bank and its 3 …

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Doyle Mitchell, President and CEO of Industrial Bank, shares memories from his childhood and how Industrial Bank, the largest and oldest minority-owned commercial bank in the Greater ...

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Aug. 12, 2021

The Leadership Decision: Decide to Lead Today with Dr. Catherine Ryms…

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Dr. Catherine Rymsha, a lecturer, Tedx Speaker, and author of the book The Leadership Decision: Decide to lead today. Dr. Rymsha shares how our choices and ...

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Aug. 10, 2021

Becoming antifragile, thriving, and leading through setbacks with Car…

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Carla Reid, General Manager and CEO of WSSC Water. Carla Reid talks about overcoming setbacks in life, resilience in leadership, and rebranding organization...

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Aug. 5, 2021

To become better leaders, we need to learn to disconnect and reflect …

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli talks about one of the lessons he learned from Italians on the value of disconnecting from work and the value of that disconnection to deep thinking required for leader...

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Aug. 3, 2021

Leading with purpose, from commanding in a war zone to fighting corpo…

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Joe Gardemal. Joe serves as a managing director in the Washington DC office of Alvarez and Marcel and has over 30 years of experience in accounting, includi...

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July 29, 2021

The alchemy of truly remarkable leadership with Dr. Jonathan Westover…

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Dr. Jonathan Westover, Chair of Organizational Leadership Development at Utah Valley University and author of The Alchemy of Truly Remarkable Leadership. Dr...

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July 27, 2021

A Masterclass in Purpose-Driven Leadership, Leadership Lessons from W…

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli talks with Professor Robert Bies. Bob Bies is a Professor of Management and founder of the Executive Masters in Leadership program at Georgetown's McDonough School of B...

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July 22, 2021

Cascades: How To Create A Movement That Drives Transformational Chang…

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Greg Satell, writer, speaker, innovation advisor, an expert on transformational change, and author of Cascades, shares lessons on how leaders can lead transformation in their organiza...

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July 20, 2021

A business leader’s passion for equity, accessibility, and inclusion …

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Kim Alfonso, co-founder, and CEO of Results One. Kim Alfonso talks about advocating for people with disabilities, immersing herself in the disability world,...

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July 15, 2021

How to be a better leader by being yourself with Minter Dial | Partne…

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Minter Dial, a keynote speaker, storyteller, book author, and award-winning film producer. Minter Dial shares lessons learned in leading brands, building c...

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July 13, 2021

Bridging divides to build on the legacy of the daughters of the dream…

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Tamara Copeland. Tamara led the Voices of America’s Children early on and was appointed legislative director for former Congressman Bobby Scott, and event...

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July 8, 2021

Transforming a moment into a movement with a purpose mindset with Dr.…

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Dr. Akhtar Badshah, expert on social impact, philanthropy, CSR and international development, and author of The Purpose Mindset: How Microsoft Inspires Employees and Alumni to Change ...

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July 6, 2021

Semper Fi leadership with Intelligent Waves President Tony Crescenzo…

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Tony Crescenzo, a Marine Veteran, former Chief Executive Officer of IntelliDyne, and now President of Intelligent Waves LLC. Tony Crescenzo shares lessons ...

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July 1, 2021

The hybrid future of work will require a different leadership mindset…

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli talks about the challenges of a hybrid work environment for organizations and what leaders can do to successfully transition into a hybrid work environment. Some highli...

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June 29, 2021

Principle centered leadership with Dan Simons | Greater Washington DC…

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli talks with Dan Simons. Dan Simons is the co-founder of the Farmers Restaurant Group. In this episode, Dan shares his journey of becoming a purpose-driven individual and...

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June 24, 2021

Rethinking Competitive Advantage: New Rules for the Digital Age with …

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Ram Charan, a world-renowned business consultant, former professor, and author of over 30 best-selling leadership books, including his most recent book, Ret...

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June 22, 2021

Inspiring leadership with Accenture’s Marty Rodgers | Greater Washing…

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Marty Rodgers, Senior Managing Director to US Southeast which is responsible for Accenture’s business in 10 states, including Charlotte, Atlanta, and Washin...

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