Partnering Leadership

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March 25, 2021

Putting significance before success and building on gifts of devastat…

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with John Chappelear, president and founder of Changing the Focus and author of the Daily Six, Six Simple Steps to Find the Perfect Balance between Success and S...

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March 23, 2021

The performing art of leadership with Doug Wheeler | Greater Washingt…

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Doug Wheeler, Former President of Washington Performing Arts. Doug shares leadership lessons learned as he engaged the community with the organization’s mis...

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March 18, 2021

Leading Dunkin Donuts from Around the Corner to Around The World with…

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Robert Rosenberg, CEO of Dunkin Donuts for 35 years and author of the book “Around the Corner to Around the World: A Dozen Lessons I Learned Running Dunkin'...

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March 16, 2021

Responding to the call of leadership with Kathy Hollinger | Greater W…

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Kathy Hollinger, President, and CEO of the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), who has been recognized as one of the Most Influential Min...

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March 11, 2021

The Reinventionist mindset with Dr. Nadya Zhexembayeva | Partnering L…

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Dr. Nadya Zhexembayeva, Founder & Chief Reinvention Officer at Reinvention Academy and author of the book, How to Thrive in Chaos. Dr. Nadya Zhexembayeva sh...

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March 9, 2021

Leading with a passion for education with Dr. Irma Becerra | Greater …

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Dr. Irma Beccera, the seventh president of Marymount University, talks about her journey becoming a higher education leader, her research in knowledge management, how to see setbacks ...

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March 4, 2021

Renew, rethink, reimagine, reinvent and Nowruz | Mahan Tavakoli Partn…

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli talks about Persian New Year, Nowruz, and its relevance to renewal, rethinking, reimagining, and reinventing which is needed by all, most especially now. The episode e...

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March 2, 2021

Ethical leadership to make a difference with David Rutstein | Greater…

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with David Rutstein, former general counsel at Giant Food. David shares inspiring stories in his journey, what an ‘Ethical Will’ is, his 10 principles for leader...

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Feb. 25, 2021

How to build and lead a company customers can’t live without with Jim…

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Jim Kerr, Founder of Indispensable Consulting and Author of the book INDISPENSABLE: Build and Lead A Company Customers Can’t Live Without, and shares his th...

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Feb. 23, 2021

Leading with a winner’s mindset with Cary Hatch | Greater Washington …

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli talks with Cary Hatch, CEO of MDB Communications. Cary Hatch discusses what it took for her to succeed as a female business owner and how difficulties can build up resi...

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Feb. 18, 2021

How makers, visionaries, and outsiders succeed with Jonathan Littman …

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli talks with Jonathan Littman, co-author of The Entrepreneurs Faces: How Makers, Visionaries and Outsiders Succeed , and several other best-selling books. Jonathan Littma...

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Feb. 16, 2021

Helping lead the transformation of a county and the region with Howar…

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Howard Stone, Chair of the Board of Trustees for Prince George's Community College. Howard shares the source of his passion for education, love for Leaders...

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Feb. 11, 2021

Using research-based positive psychology to become a better leader wi…

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Dr. Michelle McQuaid, a best-selling author, workplace wellbeing teacher, and playful change activator. Michelle McQuaid talks about how positive psychology...

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Feb. 9, 2021

Succeeding against all odds to become a profile in success with Linda…

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Linda Rabbitt, the founder and chairman of Rand Construction, who is recognized as Washingtonian of the Year, and is in Washington's Business Hall of Fame. ...

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Feb. 4, 2021

How to lead with love | Mahan Tavakoli Partnering Leadership Insight

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli talks about the importance of leading with love and why genuine love is critical to leadership and a core essence of leading as a partner-leader. Some highlights: Mahan...

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Feb. 2, 2021

Impactful leadership with a genuine drive to help with Steve Harlan |…

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli talks with Steve Harlan, Founder of Harlan Enterprises. LLC, as he shares how he rose through the ranks at KPMG, the role he played on the DC Financial Control Board in...

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Jan. 28, 2021

Disruption is hard but full of opportunity with Henna Inam | Partneri…

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Henna Inam, CEO of Transformational Leadership, talks about her journey to discovering her authentic self, her book Wired for Disruption and on how to be agile through times of disru...

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Jan. 26, 2021

Principle centered leadership for a better world with Howard Ross | G…

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Howard Ross, Author of Reinventing Diversity, Everyday Bias, and Our Search for Belonging, talks about his background, how he started his own consulting firm, and his work on unconsci...

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Jan. 21, 2021

Billion-dollar leadership success with an innovator’s spirit with Chu…

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Chuck Swoboda, former Chief Executive Officer of Cree, author of Innovator Spirit, and podcast host of Innovators on Tap. Chuck Swoboda speaks in-depth abou...

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Jan. 19, 2021

An inspiring vision to eradicate poverty with Dr. Mark Bergel | Great…

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Dr. Mark Bergel, Co-founder of Shared Humanity Project, talks about his incredible life experiences and shares his profound love for humanity and how it molded his character to be the...

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Jan. 14, 2021

Antifragile leadership in action with Bettina Stern | Mahan Tavakoli …

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Bettina Stern, co-founder of Chaia Tacos. Bettina shares her experience leading a business through crisis and her plans for growing Chaia Tacos nationally. ...

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Jan. 12, 2021

Advocacy as a way of life and as a business with Ximena Hartsock | Gr…

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Ximena Hartsock, Co-founder of Phone2action and builder of tech for social good talks about how growing up in Chile and her father gave birth to her activism at an early age, how she ...

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Jan. 7, 2021

Leading ourselves with more meaningful goal setting | Mahan Tavakoli …

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli talks about how to think about goals differently and encourages leaders to think about their impact and legacy. Some highlights: The story behind Alfred Nobel’s legacy ...

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Jan. 5, 2021

Leading with deep values and a service mindset with Rosie Allen-Herri…

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Rosie-Allen Herring, President and CEO of the United Way NCA and Board Chair of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, talks about leading with purpose, leading the transformation of...

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