Leadership Insights Podcast
By Margarita Rozenfeld, CEO, Incite International
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Are you a leader or an aspiring leader who truly cares about your organization, people and culture? Then this podcast is for you! We bring you educational, enlightening interviews with today’s most innovative, inspirational leaders. Each episode is filled with inspiring stories, new perspectives and invaluable tools to help you communicate, innovate and lead even more successfully!
||CleanEp 1 - Scott Jackson, CEO, Global Impact on the Power of Story||“If we’re not able to tell our story we’re not able to connect with other people who will truly benefit from it.” – Scott Jackson, CEO, Global Impact and the Leadership Insights Podcast first guest Imagine – you are 10 years old...||2/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 2 - Cultivating Excellence with Brian Hawkins, CEO, DC VA Medical Center||Brian Hawkins was told he wasn't smart enough to be a medical technician. Encouraged by his family and driven to change the medical system that mistreated his grandfather, Brian went on to eventually lead the DC VA Hospital!||2/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 3 - Tony Cancelosi, CEO, Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind on Successful Nonprofit Management||Tony Cancelosi is an unusual leader in the non-profit field. He made – what some might consider - a huge leap from corporate to entrepreneurial to nonprofit worlds, all with tremendous success. As it turns out there are many similarities in leading...||4/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 26 - The Dance of Leadership with Princess Mhoon, Founder & Director, PMDC||“Creativity is something we all possess and tapping into it helps us live our best lives.” Princess Mhoon is truly a wonder-leader: an award-winning choreographer, educator, entrepreneur and scholar all in one! Her artistic brilliance was sought...||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 25: Leadership for a Better World with James Kenefick, Chairman & CEO, BetterWorld Telecom||“Beginning with the end in mind is always the key.” If you want to meet a modern Renaissance man, you must hear Jim Kenefick’s interview! Somehow he simultaneously embodies a brilliant entrepreneurial mind, save-the-world convictions,...||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 24: Life-Saving Leadership with Michael Sapienza, CEO, Colon Cancer Alliance||“Being a trumpet player in an orchestra taught me what moves and inspires people.” Michael Sapienza was a world-class orchestra musician traveling and performing around the globe when he discovered that his mom had colon cancer. Not even knowing...||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 23: The North Star of Leadership with Richard Bynum, President, PNC Bank||“My North Star is helping people who work with me to become even better than when they started.” Richard Bynum believes there is nothing better than working in a place that’s completely aligned with your values. As a leader he is passionate...||6/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 22: Putting Racism on the Table with Tamara Copeland, President, Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers||“As leaders we have to examine ourselves, our own beliefs, and those structures and systems that perpetuate racial inequity” Tamara Copeland is a powerhouse of a leader who courageously and tirelessly uses her voice and professional platform to...||5/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 21: Leading Millennials with Sam Cicotello, VP of People, Social Tables||“You can either fight characteristics millennials bring to the workplace or you can harness and direct them” Sam started her leadership journey early in life when she was elected to be a mayor of a fictional town in a high school program. A...||4/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 20 - Leading Social Change with Adam Levner, Co-Founder, Critical Exposure||“We train young people to recognize their power and advocate for themselves.” Adam Levner mission is to do nothing short of creating a new generation of social advocates and leaders! Growing up feeling excluded from his community Adam has created...||3/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 19 - Conquering Adversity with Lisa LaFontaine, President & CEO, Humane Rescue Alliance||“Don't ever think that your biggest adversity can't be turned into your greatest gift” When Lisa says that anyone can do *anything* she knows this to be true from personal experiences. After a horrific car accident she was told she’d never walk...||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 18 - Leading with Passion & Creativity with Nicole Quiroga, GM, Telemundo||If you want to witness a leader’s passion and authentic expression at its fullest, you must hear Nicole Quiroga’s interview! A daughter of Latino immigrants, Nicole grew up in a warm, affectionate, emotive household and built her career at a...||1/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 17: Head & Heart of Leadership with Catherine Meloy, President and CEO, Good Will of Greater Washington||“If you're the smartest person in the room you're in the wrong room” - Catherine Meloy Catherine Meloy firmly believes that if you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room! She was a successful broadcasting executive when...||1/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 16: Transforming Tragedy into Changing the World with Robin Smalley, Co-Founder, mothers2mothers||This seems to be a particularly ideal time for a story about a single individual’s determination and capacity to transform tragedy into a movement that’s saving millions of lives world-wide! Robin Smalley is an Emmy-winning journalist who...||11/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 15: Confessions of a Mad Scientist CEO with Tom Raffa, Founder, Raffa||“My mission is to be a catalyst for positive, systemic change in the community” – Tom Raffa Tom Raffa admits he’s is a very unusual CEO. He “winged” his way into accounting to pay for college and has built a firm (and a legacy) that...||11/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 14: Leading from the Front Lines with Tien Wong, Chairman & CEO, Opus8||“You have to lead by example 24-7” – Tien Wong What does it say about you if, as a child, you fantasize about an airline being named after you? Or as an adult your proudest accomplishments are the successes of leaders you’ve helped cultivate?...||10/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 13: Values-Driven Leadership Rosie Allen-Herring, President & CEO, United Way||“Values drive our actions, responses and decisions; we each have to determine what matters to us and what we are and aren’t wiling to accept.” – Rosie Allen-Herring Rosie Allen-Herring counts as a blessing to have grown up in a large,...||9/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 12: Transforming Philanthropy with Nicky Goren, CEO, Meyer Foundation||“It’s never about you as a leader, it’s always about the organization and the impact” – Nicky Goren “Do I stay in my comfort zone and enjoy the expertise I created or walk through a new door where I don’t know anything?” is a question...||8/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 11: How to Think Globally & Transform Locally with Kathy Sibert, A-SPAN||“My employees' job is to take care of our clients; as a leader my job is to take care of them.” – Kathy Sibert Kathy Sibert firmly believes that when you are no longer excited about something you’re doing, it’s time for a change. In her case..||7/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 10: Overcoming the Blind Side with David Shaffer, WMATA||"My disability has made me a stronger, more confident leader " – David Shaffer Imagine graduating third from your Stanford Law class without studying thanks to your gift of photographic memory. Now imagine the ironic twist of fate of going blind at...||7/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 9: How to Succeed “Accidentally” with Kristina Bouweiri, CEO, Reston Limousine||"I learned how to do everything by doing it wrong the first time" -Kristina Bouweiri Kristina Bouweiri calls herself an accidental entrepreneur. Perhaps this is how she started - by marrying into the business, Reston Limousine - but her success was no..||6/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 8: What's Love Got to Do with It? - with Mark Bergel, Founder, A Wider Circle||“Love is a verb. It’s not what we say, it’s what we do that matters.” – Mark Bergel Few business conversations center on love, but love is exactly what drives Dr. Mark Bergel every moment of every day. His mission is “simply” to...||6/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 7: Roots of Leadership with Lidia Soto-Harmon, CEO, Girl Scouts||“Unless you know where you're from you don't have that anchor as a leader, you really can't move forward” – Lidia Soto-Harmon Lidia has spent a great deal of her life in the “hyphen” of being a Cuban-American: that is between her...||5/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 6: Leadership & Self-Doubt with Doug Fruehling, Editor-in-Chief, Washington Business Journal||"It's hard to take a hit for your decisions, but this is the path I've chosen as a leader and a journalist - to make Washington a better place to live " – Doug Fruehling It’s not every day that you get to interview a leading journalist in...||5/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 5: When Failure is Not an Option with Glen O’Gilvie, CEO, Center for Nonprofit Advancement||“It’s all about being genuine, doing what you say you'll do and treating people with humanity no matter what” – Glen O’Gilvie “Failure is not an option and neither is complaining.” This - and how to do more with less - is what...||4/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 4 - Doug Duncan, CEO, Leadership Greater Washington on Leadership, Mental Illness & Transparency in a Crisis||“There is nothing better than getting things done on behalf of the people that you serve and making their lives better” - Doug Duncan The Washington Post called Doug Duncan the best County Executive in Montgomery County history. But...||4/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
As always, an enlightening and inspiring adventure with Margarita! A "must have" for leaders at any stage of their journeys. Many thanks!
LOVE anything Margarita does, but LOVE-LOVE this podcast.
As I said, I LOVE anything Margarita does, but LOVE-LOVE this podcast. I am so proud of this next-step in the YES CIRCLE meets INCITE movement. go-Go-GO girl. :)
And I really enjoyed Scott’s perspective and life-career story. A great interview. Looking forward to the next.
Interesting, insightful, inspiring
I listen to a number of leadership and business podcasts, and Leadership Insights one of my new favorites. I don't have much free time, so when I choose a podcast, I need it to be worth my while -- and this one definitely is. I found it to be both professional and relaxed at the same time, and Margarita does a great job of weaving the personal stories into meaningful business & leadership insights. I highly recommend this podcast for anyone interested in taking their leadership to the next level.