The Room Podcast

The Room Podcast

Hosted by: Jenny DuFresne

The leadership lessons you'll hear in The Room may be the inspiration, the roadmap, or the hope you need to know you're on the right track in your leadership. So come in. Close the door. Join leadership expert, Jenny...

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I'm Being Undermined at Work

It starts subtly. You feel that your authority is decreasing. You begin to doubt every single initiative you’ve started. You feel micromanaged. Your achievements are minimized. You’re constantly interrupted and your...
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Do You Lead Like the Queen?

What is your leadership style? Does your leadership reflect someone who is stiff, showing no emotions and reserve? Or are you more approachable, relatable, and connectable? In other words, are you a HM King Charles...
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I Have to Get an Abortion

What would you do if an employee comes into your office and says, "I need to have an abortion." How do you respond? Do we moralize them and say it's God's will you're pregnant? Or, if you're pro-life, do you allow...
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I Couldn't Stand to Be Around Her

What is a leader's role when it comes to social and political issues at work? How do you manage when employees' have conversations about what is affecting them—from social justice movements, to political beliefs, to...
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I'm HIV Positive

What would you do if an employee walked into your office first thing Monday morning and shared life-altering news? News that would affect them for the rest of their lives? Would you maintain your role and separate...
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Is Courage in Short Supply?

What does it mean to be a courageous leader? Is it the same thing as being a hero? What is the difference? How can leaders stand up and use their voice when it’s the least convenient and has the potential to be the...
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Are You a Courageous Leader?

Are you a leader who leads with your heart? Do you lead with empathy? Do you take the time to look at multiple sides, get information from all sides of an issue? Do you make studied and reflective decisions? Are you a...
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What Would You Do If Your Boss Broke the Law?

There is one question for leaders that is seemingly simple to answer on the surface, but when you think about it, it's not as easy to answer as one might think. The question is: Is it easy to be courageous? Think...
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Your Best Employee is Leaving You

What is the true cost for not valuing your people? What if your best employee asks to double her salary, would you give it to her? Would you even recognize that maybe she deserves it? Or will you let her go because...
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When the Going Gets Rough

What’s the most difficult thing about your leadership role? Do you ever feel like you are the only one who has experienced the challenges and difficulties you face day in and day out? What do you do when you can't...
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Do You Have this Powerful Leadership Tool?

What would you do if you had access to one of the most powerful leadership tools? A tool that doesn’t cost anything, doesn’t require additional degrees, a tool that has helped leaders build multimillion dollar...
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Are You Stressed Out?

So many leaders take on the triumphs of a job well done, yet at the same time absorb all the impacts of disappointment. Many successful leaders work long hours…long days…long weeks…long years. And in the process of...
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