Say It Skillfully® – Dorie Clark doesn’t want you playing short

August 31, 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 95, Molly is joined by her friend Dorie Clark, top business thinker, key note speaker, consultant and described by the New York Times as an “expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives.” Author of Entrepreneurial You, Reinventing You, and Stand Out, which was named the #1 Leadership Book of the Year by Inc. magazine, Dorie’s own career journey is a prime example of how one can navigate to their true north and develop a career that’s both meaningful and rewarding. She shares how getting out of her childhood in small town North Carolina couldn’t come soon enough and how joyous it was to be part of an early entrance college program. Dorie recounts an early setback being denied admission to graduate school, and how she navigated figuring out what came next; it included writing, politics and the most stressful job ever: running a nonprofit. She implores people NOT to let the “gatekeepers” hold you back and chronicles key learnings in starting her own business. Being responsive to what she saw in the market was key to iterating on her business focus. Dorie is open about what she saw in professionals who weren’t able to focus on the bigger picture and therefore didn’t establish meaningful goals and speaks about her soon-to-be-released fourth book, “The Long Game.” Key steps: 1) creating white space, 2) focusing where it counts, and 3) keeping the faith when it may seem things aren’t working. Dorie also suggests what companies can do to counter short-termism, and individuals to embrace being a “Swiss Army knife.” Molly’s thought for the week, in honor of Dorie: Show faith in yourself to lead others to have faith in you. Tune in for a lively and inspiring conversation and learn how to navigate work while being invaluable and true to yourself. Download Dorie’s free Long Game Strategic Thinking Self-Assessment at Take advantage of her new book to help you to be more intentional—free up time, focus on what’s important and achieve your long-term goals. Pre-order here: More ways to #sayitskillfully for you here: All videos by category

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

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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