Say It Skillfully® – Thrown under the bus, feedback that inspires

May 11, 2021
Hosted by Molly Tschang

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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 79, Molly’s first caller is Shuang, an academic researcher making a career shift into business consulting, who has given her boss ample time for a proper transition, but now their interactions are awkward. She’s keen to fix this situation. Next, Mike finds himself promoted to a role that’s exactly how he wants to grow, yet senior management has not relieved him of his former job. We discuss how to raise this with his supportive boss to address his burnout and enable him to succeed in his new position (11:30). Then, Kit has a team member who is underperforming—this seems less about capability and more about motivation—and asks how to talk openly and provide feedback in a manner that motivates (21:45). Molly covers a delicate scenario in which you were thrown under the bus by a newly promoted former peer... how to skillfully engage with this new leader and right the ship (33:00)? Lastly, Michael opens his heart as a 26-year old start-up entrepreneur with many downs who finally now sees some light at the end of the tunnel. The son of Asian immigrants, he shares poignantly his desire to support his parents who’ve given everything they have to stand behind him (37:35). Molly’s thought for the week: Be here now. . Tune in and learn how to navigate work while being invaluable and true to yourself.

Say It Skillfully®

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.

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Molly Tschang

Molly Tschang

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.

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