As she wraps up her first year of podcasting on The TalentGrow Show, Halelly Azulay looks back and shares her story of how the podcast got started and the three biggest leadership lessons she has learned that can apply to any leader as they think about their goals and their work. Halelly gets up-close-and-personal and shares the behind the scenes stories, fears, concerns, hopes, and dreams she has experienced as a newbie podcaster and suggests lessons that you can immediately apply and benefit from. She also makes a personal request for a couple of tiny, quick favors at the end - will you be one of the listeners who will grant her these easy wishes? Listen, enjoy, respond, and share!
Connecting online can be both more or less authentic, depending on your approach. But in the 21st Century, we have many new opportunities to connect with more and different people in a different way than ever before because of how we can create content online. We can leverage these opportunities to share more of ourselves, to be more thoughtful about how we share about ourselves, and build amazing connections and networks. In this episode, Halelly Azulay chats with Michael D. Simmons, an award-winning serial entrepreneur, best-selling author and internationally-acclaimed speaker who is a world-class connector of people and ideas who loves to research, synthesize, and share ideas about building relationships in the 21st century. We also talk about how contexts collide online, creating new challenges for managing our personal brands and calling on us to become more holistic and authentic so that we’re not trying to put up a front or share the wrong things in the wrong contexts. Michael also shares the fascinating concept of the “expert generalist” or “broker” as a massively effective way for professionals to accelerate their career success (by 65%!) and increase their own learning and the value they offer to their employers, employees, and clients. With so many people focusing on being seen as a specialist or expert, this counter-intuitive approach can be a powerful one to consider tapping into.