Say It Skillfully® – Transitions! Changing Jobs, New Roles & More

October 12, 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 101, Cindy calls in first and shares thoughts on onboarding new people, in particular how to make it a two-way street. While it may seem “obvious” that all parties have skin in the game, employers who are proactive best set up newbies up for success by being explicit about training, and even more importantly they demonstrate “how” people work together. Then Gaby, who loves her job, shares how she didn’t exactly get off to a stellar start with her new boss and team; now a gossipy, combative setting is wearing on her emotionally and has her wondering if it’s worth it. Molly helps Gaby unpack this and shows how she can mend relationships and get back on track (11:45). Next, Roger is vulnerable about a very challenging period at an organization he’s been with for several years; promoted four times and then—boom—shockingly let go with a very bad taste for how it transpired. They discuss how to recover, stay high and turn this into a welcome opportunity to live his passion (28:00). Finally, Ben, immersed in change both personally and professionally, is now leading a bigger team and faces the need to grow his team, the organization and himself. Molly talks with him about leading people vs. managing work, and the imperative of increasing BOTH self-awareness and self-compassion (44:00). Molly’s thought for the week: Honor our teachers—past, present and future—especially the teacher within. Tune in and learn how to navigate work while being invaluable and true to yourself. More ways to #sayitskillfully: * Here’s how to dissolve defensiveness with your boss * Here’s how you can win your boss' support for your advancement in the organization * You were fired. Here’s how to exit gracefully All Molly’s videos by category here:

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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