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A Crisis Response Case Study: Minneapolis

A Crisis Response Case Study: Minneapolis

 The emotions are raw, the disbelieving television coverage from the protests and riots over George Floyd’s death is fresh. In such a tragic and confusing time, one thing is clear – the actions from four officers from the Minneapolis Police Department created a nationwide outrage that spilled onto the streets of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, and eventually, cities across the country. But did the department’s response have a hand in adding to the…

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How to Bridge the Technical Divide Between Leaders and Employees with Colleen McFarland

How to Bridge the Technical Divide Between Leaders and Employees with Colleen McFarland

For leaders, it’s not always an easy task to figure out their employees’ needs, wants, or struggles in their job, especially if there is a significant age gap. The risk of losing employees who don’t feel connected to the leadership at a company is far greater if an effective line of communication is not in place.   On the podcast this week, how to bridge the gap between leaders who feel out of touch with…

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Molly McPherson Eating Our Words Episode 82

Eating Your Words: Cookbook Author Alison Roman’s Recipe for an Apology

“Like, what Chrissy Teigen has done is so crazy to me.” That statement, in part, was one of the reasons why food writer and New York Times cooking columnist, Alison Roman, faced a severe backlash and a place in the Twitter Hall of Shaming after she attacked the business strategies of the face of the Cravings brand along with Marie Kondo – the best-selling author devoted to helping people declutter their homes and live by…

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What You Need to Be Telling Your Audience Right Now About Your Pandemic Plans

What You Need to Be Telling Your Audience Right Now About Your Pandemic Plans

If you turn on the television or spend any time on social media, there is no doubt you’ve heard from numerous companies sharing their concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. The ad copy is heavy; the music – somber.    Now more than ever… In these times of uncertainty… As the doors may be closed…   It’s understandable that many businesses adjusted their advertising, voice-overs, and copywriting to show care and concern for customers during the…

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How to Be An Exceptional Podcast Guest with Kelly Glover

How to Be an Exceptional Podcast Guest with Kelly Glover

Podcasting has become one of the most effective communication mediums today. Whether it’s a weekly internal program for employees or sitting in as a guest in an area of focus, leaders can utilize podcasting for optimal reach and influence.   On this week’s podcast, Molly speaks with Kelly Glover, the founder of the Talent Squad, who helps clients get booked on podcast interviews to reach their ideal clients. In this episode, Kelly shares her tips…

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Ann Wylie

How to Write During COVID-19: 3 Steps to Communicate Better During the Pandemic

As leaders and communicators head into month three of responding to the coronavirus outbreak, many are starting to feel the stress creating content.  I know I feel it. However, writing would feel far more overwhelming to me if I couldn’t tap into one of my favorite writing resources: my favorite writing coach, Ann Wiley.   Her workshops have transformed my writing, and now I’m sharing these valuable writing tips with you In this episode, Ann teaches…

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The Do's & Don'ts of Video Conferencing with Guest Lauren Sergy

The Do’s & Don’ts of Video Conferencing with Guest Lauren Sergy

With over 200 million people now using Zoom to connect (btw, that’s up from 10 million users from just a couple of months ago), this signals a major shift in the acceptability of using tech to communicate. If you’re using these platforms to conduct your business or for meetings, you’re definitely going to want to listen in on this episode. Communication expert Lauren Sergy spoke with me (on Zoom, natch) on techniques for presenting yourself…

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How to Navigate Through a Crisis: Leadership for a Turbulent Time with Special Guest Rear Admiral (Ret.) Timothy Sullivan

In a time of crisis, most of us look to our leaders for both guidance and inspiration. In the turbulence of the current COVID-19 crisis, it helps to tap into the minds of former leaders.

With over 36 years serving in the U.S. Coast Guard, Rear Admiral (ret.) Timothy Sullivan is an emergency management expert who knows his way around a crisis. On the podcast, bridging the leadership lessons from past incidents of significance to today.

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Torpedoing the Commander of the USS Roosevelt: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

 U.S. Navy Captain Brett Crozier was fired after a leak of a letter he had emailed to Navy leaders detailing the service’s failures in responding to a coronavirus outbreak on the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt. How will history view Captain Crozier’s decision? What lesson can other leaders take from this situation? In this week’s episode, I’m dissecting the chain of events that define leadership in a time of global war on a virus.   [1:14]…

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How to Write a Memorable Quote

You know a memorable quote when you hear it. You see it published repeatedly or going viral on social media, you have a quote for the ages. We are weeks into a global pandemic and there are multiple heads of organizations attempting to make their mark on this historic moment. How will they succeed? In this episode, you’re going to learn how to create a memorable quote plus hear examples of memorable quotes throughout history.…

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