Say It Skillfully® – Job Search-Maternity Leave-More Productive?

November 9, 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 105, Molly’s first caller, Lisa, shares an experience from 18 years ago, raising the topic of maternity leave at work, and how she and others successfully talked openly with management. They role model how one might raise some of the sensitivities that still exist today, with the ability to be in the shoes of both employee and employer key. And they delve into a WSJ piece about “Ruthless Productivity” at work! https://www.wsj.com/articles/was-the-office-always-this-distracting-get-ruthless-about-your-productivity-now-11635739260?mod=Searchresults_pos1&page=1 Next, Divan is keen on the topic of modernizing how people find jobs, with an eye to millennial, gen z youths… how to harness twitch, tik tok, etc. in an engaging way that helps level the playing field in applying and interviewing. He contrasts “growing up with an abacus” to digitally native kids. Then Priya joins Molly with a scenario on handling when the boss says, “You’re not fit for the role”—after being on the job just one month with no training! They also discuss how to interview a company to help ensure a good culture fit. Molly inquires about how much she contributes to discussions at work; Priya reflects and is honest about when she holds back. They talk about how she can be more forthright. Join the show to unpack these challenges and learn how to navigate work while being invaluable and true to yourself. Molly's thought for the week—thank you Zaza Pachulia! “Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.”

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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