“Leadership Insights for Your Next Role,” A True North Podcast with Glenn Richardson, Career Partners International

December 14, 2017

This True North podcast features an interview (32:30) with Glenn Richardson, Advisor with Career Partners International on the topic, “Leadership Insights for Your Next Role.” 
 
This is the first of a three-part series with Glenn on leadership and career development.  Watch for parts 2 and 3 to be posted soon.
 
Listen in for our discussion on:

  • Signs that working with a coach might be beneficial to you
  • Challenges of being a new leader, and being a new leader in the C Suite
  • The impact of good leadership, sponsorship, mentorship and taking care of people on organizational performance or mission
  • How leadership programs can grow the skills of junior – and senior – leaders
  • The role of coaches in informal and formal leadership development initiatives – creating a “Leadership Lab” for team members
  • Key questions to consider for leaders as they begin new leadership roles, and as individuals transition from on-the-ground manager to more of a leadership role
  • Glenn’s list of Richardson’s Rules for Leadership as part of getting ready for the C Suite 

About Glenn Richardson
9702417f-b838-427c-b1b2-88bdf49fc7a9.jpgF. Glenn Richardson is a noted industry leader, advisor, coach, and executive consultant.  He applies many years of experience across business enterprises, government agencies, and academia while assisting numerous organizations with critical decisions regarding strategy, operations, and growth. Glenn currently provides business optimization and transformation advisory, advanced leadership training and coaching, executive coaching, and other talent management services to a diverse portfolio of clients, and is known for generating credibility and confidence among executive customers and their organizations.
 
Glenn is a former Partner at Arthur Andersen LLP where he led the Strategy, Finance, and Economics practice and received three consecutive Consultants’ Choice Awards for coaching, leadership, and mentorship.  As a Partner, he also directed a key initiative for a global organization in the national intelligence community to form a new business unit for information technology solutions and applications for intelligence, and led a major accounting systems migration initiative for the world’s largest finance and accounting activity – the Defense Finance Accounting Service. 

Glenn is also a former Partner at Deloitte LLP where he championed an innovative Managerhood Program to provide newly promoted Managers with leadership, counseling, engagement management, and personal development skills.  Simultaneously, Glenn executed major programs for government organizations including the US Army where he spearheaded the review of supplemental funding provided by Congress to support overseas contingency operations and logistical support, identified over $180 billion in untracked public funds and equipment, and developed enterprise programs to ensure accountability, transparency, and accurate reporting of assets.  He led additional consulting engagements in Defense Agencies and in the US Army, Marines, Navy, and Air Force; Headquarters, US Southern Command; the National Security Agency; the Central Intelligence Agency; and, private sector enterprises. 

In addition, Glenn is the former President of FedBid, Inc., where his customer relationship mastery and leadership development skills drove strategic customer relationships, networking, and a relationship-based selling approach, resulting in unprecedented market expansion, to include revenue increases of over 100% during a 3-year period and generating marketplace volume of over $2 billion.
 
Glenn’s military assignments included the US Army Special Operations Command; US Army, Europe; service in Operation Desert Storm; and, The Joint Staff. 
 
Glenn earned a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the US Naval War College, a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Syracuse University, and undergraduate degrees in Business Management and Economics from North Carolina State University.  He is currently a board member of the Human Resources Leadership Forum.

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“How B Corporations Measure the Triple Bottom Line – People, Planet, and Profit,” a True North Podcast with Mark Frieden, Crossbow Strategies

November 11, 2017

This True North podcast features a discussion with Mark Frieden, President of Crossbow Strategies, on the subject, “How B Corporations Measure the Triple Bottom Line – People, Planet, and Profit.” 

In this brief interview (18:29), Mark provides:

  • A quick overview of what a benefit (or B) corporation is,
  • Why B Corporation certification continues to gain traction as an approach to doing business, and
  • How companies of all kinds – “B” as well as “C” corporations and other corporate structures – are using the B Corporation certification/measurement tool to achieve meaningful gains in employee retention, engagement, and tangible value.

Mark also shares examples and insights from companies of all kinds who’ve completed the B Corporation certification process, from small firms to multinational corporations.

About Mark Frieden

Mark grew up in Lake Barcroft, Virginia, outside of Washington, DC, and he believes that business, wellness and the natural environment can all work together to grow a community where everyone thrives. He’s collaborated with organizations and individuals to reduce energy and water use, increase recycling, create healthier working and living environments and be more socially responsible. Mark also has over 20 years of experience in the fitness industry.

Crossbow Strategies works with socially conscious businesses to increase their value with stakeholders including employees, customers, shareholders and suppliers.  The firm helps clients build a more positive impact on the community while reducing their impact on the environment. Crossbow Strategies also guides for-profit companies through the B Impact Assessment to become certified B Corporations, companies that meet rigorous standards of environmental, social and economic performance, accountability and transparency.

 

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Roadmap to Working with Agency Recruiters

September 10, 2017

Are you an HR generalist who’s considering using an external recruiter? 

There are many options available today, and having a roadmap for making the best choice is key. 

Hear tips for successfully selecting and working with an external firm from executive recruiter Maureen Pappas on the latest True North podcast. 

This podcast (13 min, 50 sec) features:

  • A review of the different kinds of external recruiting firms
  • Insights on how to work with an external recruiter for hiring success
  • Advice for HR generalists about fees and what it can mean for the hiring process

About Maureen Pappas

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Maureen is the founder of Talent Strategy, an executive search firm that identifies accounting/finance and HR talent for organizations in metro DC.  She brings over two decades of experience as a Talent Management professional to include Executive Search, Staffing, Internet Recruiting, Training and Career Transition services. 

She was also in the forefront of establishing business strategies for launching internet recruitment services and helping to successfully build a national sales strategy for CareerBuilder.com.

Maureen has worked with major organizations primarily in the Greater Washington, DC region for the past twenty years to include organizations such as Booz Allen, Discovery Communications, Verizon, Nature Conservancy and others. She is widely respected for her industry knowledge and networking skills. Her passion for helping people build successful careers has expanded into her volunteer efforts facilitating educational sessions for local universities.  

She has also supported a nationally recognized workforce development organization helping provide career coaching to individuals thereby enabling them to establish a pathway to living-wage jobs.  Maureen holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Providence College, Providence, RI, and she is a former board member of the Human Resources Leadership Forum.

 

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True North: Secrets of Emotionally Intelligent Leaders, Week 4 - Navigating Emotions

February 17, 2017

True North: Secrets of Emotionally Intelligent Leaders, Week 4 - Navigating Emotions

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