Marc Bernstein’s Founders’ Forum

Marc Bernstein’s Founders’ Forum

Episode 44 | Lisa Ryan Download

00:27 Download February 7th

Imagine a world where a simple “hello” could lead to a chart-topping band, or a small “thank you” could redefine a company’s culture. That’s the universe we unravel in today’s conversation with Lisa Ryan, a crusader for gratitude in the workplace. Join us to discuss the monumental impact of the minute. Leila Mitchell also joins the conversation and recounts the serendipitous discussion that birthed a musical sensation, and Lisa, with wisdom drawn from her experience as an executive search consultant, illustrates how a workplace infused with appreciation can transform into a vibrant community of engaged and interconnected individuals.

This episode is a tapestry of such stories and insights. We celebrate the resilience and strategic savvy of artists like Sheryl Crow and Taylor Swift, who remind us that owning our narratives—in art and life—is not just possible but necessary. Leadership, too, gets a fresh coat of understanding as we highlight the shift toward the soft skills that breed conscious, appreciative, and effective leaders. As we navigate the complexities of today’s technological and demographic shifts, this conversation serves as a reminder of the strength found in simple acts of kindness and the enduring impact of heartfelt gratitude—a lesson for both the boardroom and the daily walk of life.

About Lisa Ryan, CSP:
Lisa Ryan, MBA, CSP, is the Chief Appreciation Strategist, Founder, and the visionary of Grategy. She is a Certified Speaking Professional who helps organizations develop employee and customer engagement strategies that keep their top talent and best customers from becoming someone else’s. Lisa is an award-winning speaker and best-selling author of eleven books, including “Thank You Very Much: Gratitude Strategies to Create a Workplace Culture that ROCKS.” Lisa has been blissfully married to Scott since 1996 and they are the proud parents of two very spoiled cats. Lisa excels in transforming workplace cultures with her innovative gratitude strategies, focusing on manufacturing, construction, and skilled trades. She brings a wealth of knowledge in enhancing employee engagement and strengthening organizational resilience.

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