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Sep 6, 2023

Human resources professionals truly are the champions of courage within an organization. They are tasked with the responsibility to have extremely difficult conversations, guide leaders in doing the same, and be a resource for some very important information for employees. Here to discuss ways in which leaders and HR professionals can balance their responsibilities with personal growth is Pat Bell. 


In this episode:

[00:04:37] Learn about Patricia Bell Burnett, her experience, and what she’s doing in the world. 

[00:06:50] Why is courage so crucial for leaders today? 

[00:08:05] How do you begin navigating the changes within the world today? 

[00:10:02] Ways to find your center while building courage. 

[00:14:13] You have to fill your own tank to properly perform at work and in life. 

[00:17:08] How does she help people build the skill of having honest conversations?

[00:19:03] Pat shares one example of a solution-based question. 

[00:22:49] Ways to prepare for difficult conversations. 

[00:25:00] What happens when you don’t have the hard conversations? 

[00:28:42] We all have emotional hot potatoes, learn what to do with them. 

[00:32:44] Sometimes leaders are not right, so be prepared to truly listen. 

[00:37:40] Pat shares some additional insights about creating psychological safety. 

[00:49:17] Learn about Pat’s human resources and growth journey. 

[00:58:26] How does Pat support her mind, body, and spirit? 

[01:01:25] What advice would she give her younger self? 

[01:04:19] Where would she put a billboard and what would it say? 

[01:08:47] Suzie shares her favorite moments from the episode.

Links & Resources:

Multipliers, Revised and Updated: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter by Liz Weissman

Simon Sinek - How Leaders Inspire Action

Suzie’s Journal

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