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Transformational Leadership for Transformational Times

Author: Georgetown University-Institute for Transformational Leadership

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The world of leadership is complex. In this podcast by the Institute for Transformational Leadership at Georgetown University, we discuss topics important for leaders who are interested in creating a more sustainable and compassionate future.
9 Episodes
In this episode, author and equity strategist Minal Bopaiah challenges leaders to tell the full story of their success- the hard work and the system that has supported them.  She calls on leaders to develop the capacity to see the systems at play in their organizations - the bias - what is rewarded - and she offers insight into how to design organizations so that it's easy to do the right thing.  Don't miss this powerful discussion on how to leverage the complexity of your own identity to create equity in systems and be a more effective and engaged leader.  
How culturally competent is your communication?  In this episode, Dr. Joni Johnson & Freddi Brown discuss how to truly see, hear, and understand individuals by improving aspects of our own communication and attending to how others communicate.  From cultural experience and hair styles to emotional intelligence and empathy, learn how to move from passive to active communications whether working with organizations, teams or individuals.
Courageous Leadership

Courageous Leadership


What does it mean to be a courageous leader? In this episode, we explore having the courage to lead authentically with Jessica Robledo and Shannon Cochran-Yzquierdo. We discuss the impact courageous leaders can make and what can get in the way.
In this episode, Sheena Burrell, Deputy CIO for the National Archives and Records Administration discusses her journey to becoming a transformational leader in the United States Government and the mindset that was necessary to get there. 
In this episode, we explore how mindfulness (without the bells and beads) supports transformational leaders navigating the complex demands of leadership. We discuss some of the basic neuroscience of mindfulness and practical steps any leader can take to incorporate mindfulness into their lives.
How can you bring your unique magic into the world? In this episode, you'll meet Cheryl Pipia -  leader in corporate finance and founder of the Mission & Movement Nonprofit.  We explore her personal mission and how she leads with heart to challenge conventional thinking while making a meaningful impact in the world.
What is cultural competence and what does it have to do with Transformational Leadership? In this episode, we talk with Enrique Zaldivar, author of "Your Unique Cultural Lens:  A Guide to Cultural Competence" to discuss how leaders can increase their own cultural competence and help others do the same.
This episode is all about stress, trauma and resilience in leadership.  We are joined by Georgetown University professor, Elizabeth A. Stanley, Ph.D  as we explore the neuroscience of stress and how leaders can develop greater resilience for themselves and the organizations they serve. 
Antiracist Leadership

Antiracist Leadership


In this episode, we explore antiracist leadership with Dr. Karyn Trader-Leigh and Howard Ross. We define what it means to be an anti-racist leader and why it is important particularly at this moment in history, and we explore what is required of leaders to take action against racism. 
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