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IMPACTBANK: The Kickass Koach

Hi! My name is Roxanne Bartel - most people call me "Rox" . I own ImpactBank where I am the Chief Booster and Holder of Space. I help leaders transitioning, whether its a lateral move or a promotion, so they avoid the common mistakes in the first 6 months in role and exceed expectations immediately. The Kickass Koach podcast offers stories--my own and others--to serve you as you navigate the first two years of the journey at the senior levels of leadership. Each week stories will be used to illuminate our shared experience and tips will be offered to get you thinking and support you in expanding your self-awareness and positive influence as a leader. Each week I'll share a corresponding Blog post on the ImpactBank website or on Linked In and offer resources to those on the mailing list. www.impactbank.ca
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Apr 24, 2017

 What makes us hide certain parts of ourselves or our organization in the dark shadows?

What are we afraid will happen? What if we have more to fear from avoidance.

Are you embracing the possible learning.

"...how unsure is activity without understanding?" Virchow

Read the corresponding post on my website or on LINKEDIN.

Connect with me on LI - here's my LINKEDIN PROFILE  

NEXT TIME:  We're moving to get set in position..we'll explore the curve

ON YOUR MARK...™ is ImpactBank's signature system for leaders in transition. 

How can I help you on-board your senior leaders more successfully?

Whether it's about systems or leadership skills, my mission is to help senior leaders make their workplace more productive, inclusive and innovative.

My Passion Initiative: to eradicate violence against women and girls in Canada... find us on twitter: evawCAN  In #Toronto? Be part of one of the #RRTs learn more HERE. Not in Toronto? I'd love to connect with you to discuss how you can help us spread the word with #RRTs in your community.

To join the #RRT mailing list and receive updates and our monthly newsletter which will start in March - click HERE

Find our current #RRT schedule through May on our Eventbrite page and sign up for one of the #RRTs.

Apr 17, 2017

Lighting up the shadow is scary - who knows what it will reveal..

Today we explore how, by observing what crawls out, you may find opportunities for greatness or at least significant improvement that you have never noticed before.

It's got to be worth it, right.

What sounds like "pie in the sky", when stuck in the shadow, may actually be possible. Invite your most precious resource, your people, to help you create the pie and invite them enjoy a piece. 

Read the corresponding post on my website or on LINKEDIN.

Connect with me on LI - here's my LINKEDIN PROFILE  

NEXT TIME:  because shining a spotlight onto your shadow raises such fear, we're digging into the questions of meaning revealed by this fear.

ON YOUR MARK...™ is ImpactBank's signature system for leaders in transition. 

How can I help you on-board your senior leaders more successfully?

Whether it's about systems or leadership skills, my mission is to help senior leaders make their workplace more productive, inclusive and innovative.

My Passion Initiative: to eradicate violence against women and girls in Canada... find us on twitter: evawCAN  In #Toronto? Be part of one of the #RRTs learn more HERE. Not in Toronto? I'd love to connect with you to discuss how you can help us spread the word with #RRTs in your community.

To join the #RRT mailing list and receive updates and our monthly newsletter which will start in March - click HERE

Find our current #RRT schedule through May on our Eventbrite page and sign up for one of the #RRTs.

 

Apr 10, 2017

When the shadow is bigger than you are and elusive, you need to shine a light on it systematically or it will put your organization at risk.

Today we look at:

  1. Unspoken secrets
  2. Unquestioned assumptions
  3. Unbalanced Values 

A few places to look:

  • poor customer or employee satisfaction survey results
  • high turnover rates (especially in key positions or from certain groups)
  • poor attendance or adherence to established policy, values or norms

 

Read the corresponding post in LINKEDIN.

Connect with me on LI - here's my LINKEDIN PROFILE  

NEXT TIME:   moving the collective shadow into the light using a grassroots approach 

ON YOUR MARK...™ is ImpactBank's signature system for leaders in transition. 

How can I help you on-board your senior leaders more successfully?

Whether it's about systems or leadership skills, my mission is to help senior leaders make their workplace more productive, inclusive and innovative.

My Passion Initiative: to eradicate violence against women and girls in Canada... find us on twitter: evawCAN  In #Toronto? Be part of one of the #RRTs learn more HERE. Not in Toronto? I'd love to connect with you to discuss how you can help us spread the word with #RRTs in your community.

To join the #RRT mailing list and receive updates and our monthly newsletter which will start in March - click HERE

Find our current #RRT schedule through May on our Eventbrite page and sign up for one of the #RRTs.

 

Apr 4, 2017

Are you a leader who recently accepted a new position - a promotion or lateral move - looking for a new challenge?

It's a tricky time - listen to last week's story about Rhoda's experience after accepting a new CEO position in a mid-sized organization. Today we examine what she did to get out of the hole she dug for herself when tangled up in her own shadow.

Connect with me on LI - here's my LINKEDIN PROFILE  

NEXT TIME:  We aren't done with the Shadow; we're looking for shadows in the organization and the damage they do if you don't notice them and root them out.

ON YOUR MARK...™ is ImpactBank's signature system for leaders in transition. 

How can I help you on-board your senior leaders more successfully?

Whether it's about systems or leadership skills, my mission is to help senior leaders make their workplace more productive, inclusive and innovative.

My Passion Initiative: to eradicate violence against women and girls in Canada... find us on twitter: evawCAN  In #Toronto? Be part of one of the #RRTs learn more HERE. Not in Toronto? I'd love to connect with you to discuss how you can help us spread the word with #RRTs in your community.

To join the #RRT mailing list and receive updates and our monthly newsletter which will start in March - click HERE

Find our current #RRT schedule through May on our Eventbrite page and sign up for one of the #RRTs.

Mar 27, 2017

The more you accept opportunities and challenges in leadership, the more likely you will find yourself confronting your shadow. It will chase you until you are prepared to face it head on. 

The trick is to learn how to keep it close without being entangled by it. 

Today we define the Shadow AND I share a client's, we call her Rhoda, story about losing the trust of her team and falling prey to the shadow's demand for secrecy and the savior complex.

No post this week but next week there will be a new one with a combined look at Episodes 091 and 092. This week I will have a separate post where I will explore the dreaded Employee Satisfaction Survey and the painful 360 review and how they can take a leader and an entire organization deeply into the collective shadow. Connect with me and watch for it. To connect with me, here's my LINKEDIN PROFILE  Let's connect.

NEXT TIME:  We'll go back to Rhoda's story and see how she pulled herself out of the mess of her shadow's making and the nuggets of learning you can find when you can befriend (at arms length) your shadow.

ON YOUR MARK...™ is ImpactBank's signature system for leaders in transition. 

How can I help you on-board your senior leaders more successfully?

Whether it's about systems or leadership skills, my mission is to help senior leaders make their workplace more productive, inclusive and innovative.

My Passion Initiative: to eradicate violence against women and girls in Canada... find us on twitter: evawCAN  In #Toronto? Be part of one of the #RRTs learn more HERE. Not in Toronto? I'd love to connect with you to discuss how you can help us spread the word with #RRTs in your community.

To join the #RRT mailing list and receive updates and our monthly newsletter which will start in March - click HERE

Find our current #RRT schedule through May on our Eventbrite page and sign up for one of the #RRTs.

Mar 20, 2017

Behaviour that is born out of hubris, when observed with distance, may be cringe worthy but it strikes you, the transitioning leader, in the same pernicious way as the frog in the story who chooses to enjoy the warming water never springing into action before the water boils.

Two stories in this episode. First first isn't a new one - you can reference it again in the following episodes: 

  1. Episode 035
  2. Episode 036
  3. Episode 037

 Don't miss the 3 factors that contribute to or exacerbate the impact of hubris.

You can also find a third story and more reflections on the subject in the LINKEDIN POST.

To connect with me, here's my LINKEDIN PROFILE  Let's connect.

NEXT TIME:  Lessons from the shadow and an exploration of why and how the leader will do better when looking away from the shadow rather than finding comfort in it.

ON YOUR MARK...™ is ImpactBank's signature system for leaders in transition. 

How can I help you on-board your senior leaders more successfully?

Whether it's about systems or leadership skills, my mission is to help senior leaders make their workplace more productive, inclusive and innovative.

My Passion Initiative: to eradicate violence against women and girls in Canada... find us on twitter: evawCAN  In #Toronto? Be part of one of the #RRTs learn more HERE. Not in Toronto? I'd love to connect with you to discuss how you can help us spread the word with #RRTs in your community.

To join the #RRT mailing list and receive updates and our monthly newsletter which will start in March - click HERE

Find our current #RRT schedule through May on our Eventbrite page and sign up for one of the #RRTs..

 

Mar 13, 2017

Have you taken the leap into a leadership role?

You are one of the brave who have decided to step into the arena.

Leadership is not for the feint of heart.

In this episode we start digging into the most common faux pas that derails many leaders: Hubris.

This week's related LINKEDIN POST.

To connect with me, here's my LINKEDIN PROFILE  Let's connect.

NEXT TIME:  Lessons from working with leaders in transition continues. Next up: digging into why hubris is the armour of choice - we look at two stories from my practice and strategies to avoid the cringe-worthy pitfall.

ON YOUR MARK...™ is ImpactBank's signature system for leaders in transition. 

How can I help you on-board your senior leaders more successfully?

Whether it's about systems or leadership skills, my mission is to help senior leaders make their workplace more productive, inclusive and innovative.

My Passion Initiative: to eradicate violence against women and girls in Canada... find us on twitter: evawCAN  In #Toronto? Be part of one of the #RRTs learn more HERE. Not in Toronto? I'd love to connect with you to discuss how you can help us spread the word with #RRTs in your community.

To join the #RRT mailing list and receive updates and our monthly newsletter which will start in March - click HERE

Find our current #RRT schedule through May on our Eventbrite page and sign up for one of the #RRTs..

Mar 6, 2017

The #RRTs are already bearing fruit in ways I never expected. A few ideas have bubbled to the surface requiring actions. 

In today's episode I share the lessons I'm learning, some insights I've gathered (including my struggles) and two of the ideas bubbling to the surface. 

I promised to share links to the past 'foundational' episodes I did on this passion project so here they are:

  1. Episode 078: Passion Initiative to Eradicate Violence Against Women and Girls in Canada...my personal story
  2. Episode 073: Eradicate Violence Against Women and Girls ...the Genesis and the Leading Men Campaign

To connect with me, here's my LINKEDIN PROFILE  Let's connect.

To join the #RRT mailing list and receive updates and our monthly newsletter which will start in March - click HERE

Find our current #RRT schedule through May on our Eventbrite page and sign up for one of the #RRTs..

I will post in LinkedIn this week to share more on these updates - look for it on my profile.

NEXT TIME:  Lessons from working with leaders in transition. First up: how hubris gets you in trouble in the first days and weeks of a new leadership opportunity.

ON YOUR MARK...™ is ImpactBank's signature system for leaders in transition. 

How can I help you on-board your senior leaders more successfully?

Whether it's about systems or leadership skills, my mission is to help senior leaders make their workplace more productive, inclusive and innovative.

My Passion Initiative: to eradicate violence against women and girls in Canada... find us on twitter: evawCAN  In #Toronto? Be part of one of the #RRTs learn more HERE. Not in Toronto? I'd love to connect with you to discuss how you can help us spread the word with #RRTs in your community.

Feb 21, 2017

I flipped the script - we talked strategies for networking today but next week will be character strengths to find FLOW in your networking conversations.

Today we explored specific ideas on how to network and interestingly there are suggestions for both those with a masculine and feminine approach - (see last week's episode).

No new post this week but check out the one from last week; I'd love a comment too: LINKEDIN POST.

Here's a networking task for you. If we aren't already connected on LinkedIn, here's where you'll find me:  LINKEDIN PROFILE  Let's connect.

NEXT TIME:  How accepting and leveraging your character strengths will influence your ability and success in networking efforts

ON YOUR MARK...™ is ImpactBank's signature system for leaders in transition. 

How can I help you on-board your senior leaders more successfully?

Whether it's about systems or leadership skills, my mission is to help senior leaders make their workplace more productive, inclusive and innovative.

My Passion Initiative: to eradicate violence against women and girls in Canada... find us on twitter: evawCAN  In #Toronto? Be part of one of the #RRTs learn more HERE. Not in Toronto? I'd love to connect with you to discuss how you can help us spread the word with #RRTs in your community.

Feb 13, 2017

We don't fit neatly into boxes and yet we need categories and generalizations to communicate. Frankly language itself is about using an agreed upon set of letters to form words we all understand in order to communicate. TODAY I am using these categories in the area of gender from the historical way we categorize as: women and men. I also need to say that as individuals you will have varying degrees of attachment or experience in both. For example, I'm personally a bit more masculine in my approach than I am feminine BUT I do better when I recognize the value of both and allow myself to lean one way or the other based on the circumstances of any interaction.

Today we are looking at: motivational differences, functional differences and emotional differences in the way we network AND build relationships.

The related post for episodes 084 and 085: LINKEDIN POST.

Here's a networking task for you. If we aren't already connected on LinkedIn, here's where you'll find me:  LINKEDIN PROFILE  Let's connect.

NEXT TIME:  How accepting and leveraging your character strengths will influence your ability and success in networking efforts

ON YOUR MARK...™ is ImpactBank's signature system for leaders in transition. 

How can I help you on-board your senior leaders more successfully?

Whether it's about systems or leadership skills, my mission is to help senior leaders make their workplace more productive, inclusive and innovative.

My Passion Initiative: to eradicate violence against women and girls in Canada... find us on twitter: evawCAN  In #Toronto? Be part of one of the #RRTs learn more HERE. Not in Toronto? I'd love to connect with you to discuss how you can help us spread the word with #RRTs in your community.

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