One of the best parts of our job is the fact that we get to wake up each morning knowing we get to work with some of the smartest people in the industry. So, this week, while our noses are deep in projects, processes, and creative objectives, Marcella and I are sharing with you our favorite episodes featuring other IMPACTers. From collaboration and career paths, to "carefrontations" and mindfulness, these have been some of our favorite conversations. Enjoy!
We spend a lot of time talking about how to react to change, but we’ve never really discussed what it means to be an agent of change at an organization, and how to implement change effectively.
We're back! And, for very selfish reasons, I am really excited about today’s episode. Not too long ago, I had a lot of fun collaborating with Chris Duprey (our COO) on an article which has since been published on the IMPACT blog: Flash to Bang Leadership: Are You Reacting or Responding to Your Teams? Whether you’re a leader or someone who aspires to be one, one day, I highly recommend you read it.
Last week's episode with Kathleen Booth about carefrontations got me thinking about the different types of conversations we have every single day as creatives at IMPACT.
Marcella is off this week, so I invited Kathleen Booth -- IMPACT's VP of Marketing and the host of our Inbound Success Podcast (check it out!) -- to join me once again.
We’ve talked about change before in the big, global, life-quaking kind of way. Switching careers. Going to a new company. Starting a family. Moving. But today, we’re going to address a different kind of change that's specific to the workplace. Where you’re not moving, changing your life, or pivoting your career by choice. Instead, you’re going about your business one day at work, and suddenly change starts happening to you and around you -- without warning.
This is going to be an emotionally honest episode, because I went into it feeling both motivated and excited, but also somewhat defeated. On the one hand, it's the start of a new quarter. And during our team meeting yesterday, we talked about new objectives, new processes, and all of those great “turning over a new leaf” feelings. The kind of stuff that makes you feel refreshed and ready to take on the world. On the other hand, the end of last quarter, which concluded last Friday, ended in… well, failure. Quite a bit of it. And I was still emotionally licking my wounds.
Last week, we announced the bittersweet news that Jessie-Lee was leaving the Creator's Block podcast to take on her new role as co-host of the IMPACT Website Throwdown. That's why we decided to dedicate this week's episode to the concept of change. More specifically, those moments where we need to make big choices -- tough choices -- that facilitate professional growth.