SmikleSpeaks

by Joanne L. Smikle, PhD

Joanne L. Smikle, PhD is a respected authority on leadership and organization development. She provides learning that helps you soar! Each episode prepares you to lead in our ever-evolving world. Subscribe today...content is updated all of the time! Get more relevant tools from The SmikleSpeaks YouTube Channel and the library at smiklespeaks.com. Contact Joanne for assistance with your individual and organizational development. ...   ...  Read more

Podcast episodes

  • Season 14

  • Case Study: Change That May Never Happen

    Case Study: Change That May Never Happen

    The last case study I did was really popular! So much so that I’m doing another one today. Thanks to everyone who encourages me to try new topics or to continue on with things they enjoy. I appreciate the feedback. Here’s another thought-starter. This one is all about courage, internal opposition and the nuances of DEI. I'll read you the case and then I’ll review questions for consideration at the end.

  • Reframe the Imposter Syndrome

    Reframe the Imposter Syndrome

    I know it’s a popular concept, the imposter syndrome. And I’m sure it’s a real thing. Psychology Today and a billion other publications have articles on it. They say it’s when we feel undeserving of our achievements, of our success, of our promotions. Frankly, I don’t like the language “imposter syndrome.” It focuses on deficits and doesn’t address the real issue. And that issue is a lack of confidence. In this podcast we’re going to change the language and imagery that we use. We’re going to extricate imposter syndrome from our vocabulary and, most importantly, from our mindset. We’re going to talk about how we build confidence.

  • Next Chapters, Featuring Mark Gesner, Pt. 3

    Next Chapters, Featuring Mark Gesner, Pt. 3

    Mark Gesner started his journey in hosteling. Somewhere along the way he was the Vice President of Community Engagement, Innovation & Communications at Saint Leo University. Then he served as a business professor and the executive director of the Hub for Innovation and Community Engaged Learning at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. And now he is in the Sunshine State enjoying his next chapter as the Maureen and Douglas Cohn Executive Director of the Tampa JCCs. Mark has come full circle. He's going to share his insights on writing multiple chapters and returning to your roots.

  • Case Study: DEI Obstacles From Within

    Case Study: DEI Obstacles From Within

    There’s so much to consider when it comes to courage and change. Today I am going to read you a case study that I just used in a workshop. I want you to think about it, process it, share it. It's all about courage DEI, and obstacles from unlikely sources. I’ve got a few questions that we’ll go over after I finish telling the story. Those questions will help you consider the nuances of the case.

  • Next Chapters, Featuring Mark Gesner, Pt. 2

    Next Chapters, Featuring Mark Gesner, Pt. 2

    Mark Gesner is back to talk more about his next chapter. After a remarkable career in academia, he decided to become a nonprofit executive. Mark is the Maureen and Douglas Cohn Executive Director of the Tampa JCCs. He’s a Brooklyn native who saw transformational leadership, inclusion, and acceptance modeled by his grandmother and great aunts. Those lessons prepared him to write multiple chapters of his rich, storied life.