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Episode 110 — Leading Ladies: Four Leaders in Business

Starting your own company is hard no matter who you are — but in the predominantly male-dominated business world, being a woman and starting your own company is an entirely different ballgame. Thankfully, millions of women all over the world are making their mark and pioneering with some game changing organizations.

In this special episode of The Game Changing Attorney Podcast, we’re bringing together four leading ladies who have created some incredible enterprises of their own:

  • Sherry Stewart Deutschmann: serial entrepreneur, speaker, and author of Lunch With Lucy: Maximize Your Profits By Investing In Your People
  • Cy Wakeman: highly acclaimed workplace drama expert, leadership & team culture consultant, and New York Times best-selling author
  • Kara Goldin: founder of Hint Water and author of Undaunted: Overcoming Doubts and Doubters
  • Liz Wiseman: management researcher, executive advisor, and New York Times best-selling author 

These ladies’ stories are nothing short of amazing and inspiring. No matter who you are, you’ll learn something valuable from them.

Practice Empathy and Accountabilit

Make genuine connections, create space on level ground, and get feedback on leadership — saving time and money in the process. To engage empathetically with her team, Sherry Stewart Deutschmann, entrepreneur and best-selling author, simply caved out one lunch hour a week for any employee who wanted her time. The result? Her company exceeded $40M in revenue and was named to the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in America for 10 straight years.

Renowned executive advisor and CEO Liz Wiseman researches how employees transform into engaged leaders who consistently step up the challenge when called upon. By giving team members ownership of projects — 51% of the vote and 100% of the accountability — they become high impact contributors.

Attract the Best

Cut the drama. Emotional waste — also known as workplace drama — costs leaders hours each day. Minimize drama to create an environment in which high performers thrive. Cy Wakeman, New York Times best-selling author and workplace drama expert, points to raising standards and holding team members accountable when taking a firm to the next level.

Blindsides Go Both Ways

On the road to growth, remain agile, plan for the future during the good times, and don't be afraid to pivot. With each new success comes unexpected challenges. But Kara Goldin, Founder of Hint and best-selling author, explains that the dark days are not forever — and just as a firm can be blindsided by challenges, it is often just as hard to see the light. Remain open and optimistic.

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Michael Mogill, Crisp, Sherry Stewart Deutschmann, Cy Wakeman, Kara Goldin, Liz Wiseman