Welcome to Episode 30 of Building My Legacy.
In the last of our series of five podcasts with Karen Whitaker, Vice President at Grin + Beam, Lois Sonstegard asks Karen to describe what future leaders will look like. In today’s competitive talent market – in which employees are likely to change jobs every two or three years – it’s important to look at the future differently. What can you do to keep your employees more engaged and productive while you have them? And is there anything you can do to keep your best employees longer?
People want to feel valued, trusted and empowered – by their organizations and their managers. The most progressive and successful organizations are listening to their employees and taking steps to foster an environment of trust. Karen shares examples of work she has done to create a trusting environment.
So if you want to know:
- What it takes to encourage millennials to stay with an organization
- Why future leaders will need to be experts in cultural management
- How some companies are able to attract and keep good talent
- Why integration is just as important as diversity
About Karen Whitaker
As Vice President of Business Development for Grin + Beam, Karen is responsible for leading business and relationship strategies enterprise-wide for this company that offers an innovative approach to oral health.
During her 15-year career in clinical care, Karen has proven to be a true “connector” in the healthcare community. She has worked with public and privately owned companies, start-up ventures and merging entities to help these organizations develop a competitive advantage through strategic positioning, planning and patient education practices.
From corporate settings to the operating room, Karen has had hands-on experience in sales, marketing and clinical education. Her gift for forging relationships is a result of her professional values: accountability, compassion, honesty and reliability. She is a champion for women in the workplace, and her reputation for fairness and equality has never wavered.
About Lois Sonstegard, PhD
Working with business leaders for more than 30 years, Lois has learned that successful leaders have a passion to leave a meaningful legacy. Leaders often ask: When does one begin to think about legacy? Is there a “best” approach? Is there a process or steps one should follow?
Lois is dedicated not only to developing leaders but to helping them build a meaningful legacy. Learn more about how Lois can help your organization with Leadership Consulting and Executive Coaching: https://build2morrow.com/
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