Say It Skillfully® – Meeting overload, when others won’t change…
July 27, 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. Episode 90 starts with a shout-out to every listener around the world—the show has passed 100,000 listeners in more than 160 countries around the world! Molly’s heartfelt gratitude for you encouraging those around you to be who they are and to skillfully say what needs to be said! Thank you! Her first caller, Bill, shares that the transition back to the office has him worn down with meeting overload and 12-hour days; he asks how to raise this and create a sustainable work program?! Then Mari, a 3rd generation Japanese-American, is keen for ways to positively and productively talk about anti-Asian sentiments and activity; how can Asians respond and leaders in bigger organizations be more a part of the solution? She shares learning of her own parents being sent to the Japanese internment camps in the US and the lasting impact that had (14:30). Next, Sara presents a challenge of bringing marketing support in-house from a 3rd party firm and how to manage the transition with the key contact whose skills aren’t a fit long term (35:00). Finally, Molly shares two tips: how to use positive intention so that the other person receives you well, and when the topic is especially heated, how to lean into connection and trust before trying to solve (46:30). Molly’s thought for the week: “When you focus on the past, that’s your ego. ... When I focus on the future, that's my pride. I try to focus on the present. That's humility.” — Giannis Antetokounmpo, 2021 NBA Finals MVP, scoring 50 points in a series-clinching 105-98 Game 6 victory that ended the Milwaukee Bucks’ 50-year title drought. Tune in to the show for her conversations as you learn how to navigate work while being invaluable and true to yourself.
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.