This webinar presented by the Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerce is with our President/CEO, Thom Cody, and Executive Leadership Coach, Beth Mendoza. The webinar discusses an overview of the Change Process, how to chart the path to a New Normal workplace after the Covid19 pandemic, and getting your leaders back in sync after dealing with challenge and adversity.
During the Safer at Home order the last couple of months, we at Pathmakers have made some discoveries about ourselves, our families, our team and our organization. We encourage you to take some time to reflect on the discoveries that you have made with your team and in your organization. It’s helpful to use an appreciative perspective when you are identifying these discoveries. Take time to look at what really worked and where your team and organization shined. When you focus more on the areas of success, you will bring more success.
We have outlined some questions below to help you uncover some of these discoveries.
Identifying discoveries on your team:
- What are the hidden strengths you have uncovered on your team?
- What key insights have you discovered?
- Are there any blind spots that you have discovered and could close the gap on?
- How do you use what you learned to plan for the future?
- Who on your team have emerged as leaders? How are you going to help them continue to learn, grow and build their leadership?
Identifying discoveries in your organization:
- What have you come to learn about your organization and your industry that you didn’t know before?
- What did you discover that your organization could do, or do differently, that you didn’t know your organization could do?
- What areas were you able to be agile and flexible, adapting quickly to change?
- How did you sustain your culture? How did you live and breathe your organizational values?
Pathmakers is your partner in creating a thriving leadership structure and culture to help you capitalize on these discoveries and so much more. We would love to hear from you and work with your organization’s leaders. Contact us today!
By Beth Mendoza
So many things can be said about change, but rarely can we say that change is beautiful as we are going through it. We can usually look back and see the beauty in change; however, during the change we see the struggle, chaos, imperfection, tension and confusion.
On rare occasions we get to see the beauty during the change and transition. I recently had an experience with that as I transitioned to Pathmakers, Inc. after 20 years with a previous employer. While the idea of making this change was at times overwhelming and a little scary, the experience itself has been wonderful.
From the moment I met the Pathmakers team, I felt a sense of comfort and growth. The comfort came from the warm welcome, the genuine care for me as a person, the thoughtful interactions and responses, and of course the heartfelt hugs. The growth came from participating in the Pathmakers’ process, the willingness of the team to invest in me as a person, the daily challenges to be my best, and laughing and sharing laughter. The Pathmakers people and the culture we create mindfully each and every day is one that encourages healthy change. So, it is fitting that the change felt beautiful even as I was experiencing it.
While there are so many things I could highlight about my transition to the Pathmakers family, I want to highlight one – authenticity. This group is truly the most authentic group of people I have worked with. I believe their authenticity comes from their love for others and their desire to help people see their talents and be their best. Even on the days when we aren’t at our best, we seek our best. Pathmakers lives what they share. I have seen so many examples of team members helping one another seek their best. The authenticity is so refreshing and beautiful.
Another sign of the beauty of this change is the feedback that Pathmakers has received from clients. In the short two months that I have been here, I have seen emails and heard feedback from clients about the amazing impact that Pathmakers has had on them personally and professionally. In fact, recently two of our Executive Leadership Coaches have been accused of being the “two most genuine people in the world” who had “a powerful influence on my (the client’s) life”.
So, my advice to you…Make a wish. Take a chance. Make a change. There is an opportunity to see great beauty in yourself, the people around you and the world.
Your company has sent you to a two-day off-site about leadership. You listen to the speakers, participate in the group work sessions, and receive your certificate. Bam! You’re a leader…right? Not quite.
We at Pathmakers believe that great leadership takes time. It’s true that few might be born as great leaders, but for most of us, we need a little help. That’s why our process is not a two-day or even a 10-day leadership journey. Each company and leader follows a different path, but it’s the little things you learn and try over time that will stick with you…and with others you work with, to create lasting, sustainable cultural change and grow you into the great leader you were meant to be.
This video is a remarkable explanation of what leadership is…and what it is not.
Take a peek at the brilliant Simon Sinek…
“Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re probably right.” – Henry Ford
One of my favorite quotes.
That quote, among many other great words of wisdom, was used in an inspiring speech given by Angela Ruggiero, 2015 Hall of Famer and four-time Olympic medalist in women’s hockey, at the Power of the Purse event in Green Bay.
Encouraging young girls and women to follow their dreams and teaching them how to achieve them is only part of the program with the Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay. We are so thrilled to take part in and sponsor these types of events!
A special shout out to our very own Kristin M. Suchalla, Women’s Fund board member, and thank you for an inspiring lunch! fundraising inspiration leadershipdevelopment olympics And thanks to all of you who joined us! Scott Wohr, Mary Jo Wenzel, Julie Bradley, Tammy Bues (missing from picture), Paul W. Chamberlain, Matthew Steinkopf, Thom Cody, Kelly Skenandore-Holtz, SPHR
Wondering how you can impact your bottom line, all the while creating a positive, sustainable culture with a strong sense of team? Pathmakers Executive Leadership Coach, Kelly, tackles the top three things you need to consider in our latest video…
- Shared Vision
- Succession Planning/Bench Strength
What is Strengths-Based executive leadership? Recognizing your own gifts and strengths can be one of the hardest things we do as leaders. Watch our latest video to see how we can help you and your leadership team become better leaders in your organization!
As an executive leader, have you ever thought, I really wish my mid-level management leaders could make better, faster decisions, have tough conversations, courageously lead others, and be a more cohesive team?
Well, they can.
But more often than not, it’s you who must look in the mirror, change your own behavior and model the behavior you want to see before this can happen. Leadership trickles downward, whether it’s good or bad. So, why not be great?
Do you take the time to celebrate your individual and organizational accomplishments?
The end of the year or beginning of a New Year is a great time to look ahead and set goals, make resolutions, and set higher expectations of our organizations and ourselves. It can also be a time when many of us look back and wish we had gotten more accomplished or done things better.
Have you looked back over the past year to celebrate the achievements and victories you may have had? No matter how big or small, they are there, so why not honor them?