Say It Skillfully® – Working Across Generations, Covid Onboarding
September 14, 2021
Hosted by Molly Tschang
Say It Skillfully® is a show that helps you to benefit from Molly Tschang’s expert guidance on the best possible ways to speak your mind at work in a positive and productive manner. In Episode 97, Molly’s first caller Rafael, who grew up mainly in Mexico, is eager to discuss a number of situations, some quite hysterical, of miscommunication across generations... from a younger colleague’s cryptic movie reference, to an “expert” presenting at a conference who managed to lose an entire audience, to a humorous encounter with his own daughter! We talk about ways to keep things light and work with emotions in the moment. Next, Matt raises a hot topic of how to effectively onboard new employees during Covid, from both the employer and newly-hired perspectives. We also cover tips for when you interview to turn the tables and ensure you’re better informed about the organization and role (20:15). Finally, Meredith asks about different ways to promote synergy across different functions and not succumb to organizational silos. We also have an unexpected exchange about her recent experience, where for the first time she’s in an environment in which challenging the status quo isn’t valued. Hear how she’s taking the bull by the horns to make a change (38:50). Tune in and learn how to navigate work while being invaluable and true to yourself. Molly’s thought for the week: celebrating the US Open and their “open” campaign, “When you’re open, you are a champion for all.”
Say It Skillfully®
Tuesday at 8 AM Pacific Time/11 AM Eastern Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel
Molly Tschang's Say It Skillfully® is a show that helps you benefit from Molly's guidance on the best possible ways to speak your mind at work in a positive and productive manner. She helps everyone from CEOs to interns to recognize that we are all both part of the problem as well as the solution, and that the path to solving any problem is to say what needs to be said.
Molly is a rare breed: tough enough to advise CEOs and company boards, but empathetic enough to understand the human costs of not allowing talent to shine. She has helped dozens of management teams navigate the human after-effects of mergers and acquisitions, and her show brings her expert guidance to a wider audience.
Say It Skillfully® every Tuesday at 8 AM Pacific Time/11 AM Eastern Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.
Molly Tschang helps her clients' organizations gain the skills to Win As One, which most other companies never even try to do. She starts at the top, guiding management to commit to each other’s success and lead as one cohesive unit.
Molly is Founder and CEO of Abella Consulting, a New York-based leadership development and business advisory consultancy that helps senior leaders cultivate the collaborative capacity to elevate individual, team and organizational performance resulting in accelerated sustained, profitable growth. She created and hosts the “Say It Skillfully®” video series on LinkedIn, making it easier for all members of an organization to say what needs to be said in a constructive and productive manner.
Prior to launching Abella, Molly held executive leadership positions at Cisco Systems and U.S. Filter, where she led the integration of over 80 acquisitions. She holds a BS in chemical engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from UCLA. In 2017, Molly was selected from among 12,000 applicants to be a protégé of Marshall Goldsmith through his 100 Coaches initiative. In her downtime, she enjoys tennis, yoga and cooking with family and friends.