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A Conversation with the President of OneGroup

In this episode of our “Driving Leadership” series, Emergent’s Bill Berthel speaks with Chris Mason, President of OneGroup, an insurance agency based in Syracuse, New York. Chris traces his leadership path, and discusses building and maintaining an attractive culture as the key to overcoming the challenges of his industry. He also offers his insights on…

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Purpose, Calm and Self-care Revisited

When this episode was first recorded in March 2020, the pandemic had just begun. Cindy and Ralph offered suggestions to help navigate a time of stress and uncertainty. Many months later, the content of that episode remains as relevant as ever. If you didn’t catch the original episode, this is critical listening. If you did…

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Mindful Leadership

Mindful Leadership – What the Heck Does that Mean and Why Does it Matter? In this episode, Ralph and Cindy unpack the concept of mindful leadership and break down its key components: self-awareness, other-awareness, and situational awareness. Consider this episode a relatable and practical guide to the fundamentals of emotional intelligence and how it impacts…

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Are You Mindless About Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is an essential skill for any effective leader. Practicing mindfulness helps you become aware of what really matters, and that leads to mastery – self-mastery, mastery in relationship management – the ability to make sound decisions, take the right actions, and be effective in any situation. In this episode, Ralph and Cindy break down…

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Driving Performance

There are several things effective leaders do regularly to drive performance in their teams and organizations. Are these tactics in your leadership toolkit? Cindy and Ralph break down the key components to driving performance that every leader should be integrating into their own practice.

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A Conversation with Founder and CEO of RADAR

In this episode of our “Driving Leadership” series, Emergent’s Bill Berthel speaks with Ryan Doyle, founder and CEO of Radar, an architectural firm in Syracuse, New York. Ryan talks about his goals for Radar, growing his firm by “mobilizing intelligence,” and the importance of flexibility in his leadership. During the conversation, Ryan discusses the challenges he’s…

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Leadership Agility

Many leaders have faced unprecedented challenges over the past 24 months and will continue to do so. Managing uncertainty, increasing complexity and rapid change requires flexibility with purpose, or “Leadership Agility” – the ability to adapt your leadership style as the situation warrants. But how do you become a more agile leader? Ralph and Cindy…

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A Conversation with Owner of Valley Signs

In this episode of our “Driving Leadership” series, Emergent’s Bill Berthel speaks with Steve Lowe, owner of Valley Signs in Clayville, NY and co-founder of CNY Birdies Fore Babies, a non-profit organization that organizes an annual golf tournament to promote increased awareness about infertility and raises funds for couples who are trying to have a child….

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Communicating Effectively and Clearly

The difference between a good idea and a great leader is the way in which they communicate.  But communicating clearly and effectively is not always as obvious and easy as it seems. Ralph and Cindy offer some tips on how to improve your communication skills, thus enhancing your leadership effectiveness.

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A Conversation with the Regional President at Advance Local

In this episode of our “Driving Leadership” series, Emergent’s Bill Berthel speaks with Tim Kennedy, Regional President of Advance Local. Tim traces his leadership path from his early career as an accountant at Price Waterhouse to his current media position. Tim covers a wide range of topics, including the importance of shared values within an…

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