Michelle Thackray

Building a Leadership Development Program

Host Troy Blazer welcomes Dr. Michelle Thackray to Simply Feedback, where they delve into the significance of feedback within organizational structures, particularly focusing on building a leadership development program. Dr. Thackray shares insights from her career journey, emphasizing the pivotal role feedback played in redirecting her career path and guiding her towards leading transformative initiatives. Highlighting the importance of co-creation and pilot programs, she discusses her efforts at Rice University to implement a leadership development program aimed at fostering a culture of feedback and continuous improvement. Their discussion underscores the value of feedback in guiding individuals through career transitions, driving organizational success, and nurturing a culture of growth and excellence.

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Catherine Flavin and Nasheela O'Dowd

Strength Calibration

Catherine Flavin and Nasheela O’Dowd work in Leadership Development for Whole Leader. They talk about gender bias in feedback and share ideas about the importance of finding and using your strengths, as well as finding and using the strengths of others.

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Dr. Larry Richard

What the MBTI Reveals about Lawyers

Widely known as an expert on the lawyer personality, Dr. Larry Richard (Founder and Principal Consultant of LawyerBrain LLC) gathered personality data on thousands of lawyers. On Simply Feedback, we speak with Dr. Richard about his findings on what makes lawyers tick, how they differ from the general population and how he helps leading law firms tackle their most important people issues.

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Sarah Guay

Cultivating Humanity in HR

How do we bring back the humanness in human resources? In this new episode, we speak with Sarah Guay, Vice President of Human Resources at HEMIC (Hawaii Employers Mutual Insurance Company), as she talks about her passion around making a more human workplace as part of HR and her own feedback experience that shaped her career and commitment as a leader.

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