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The Experimental Leader with Melanie Parish

The Remarkable Leadership Podcast

We recognize that growth requires moving away from the status quo. Yet, how do you know what to change? Melanie Parish suggests it’s OK to experiment and collect data to decide what to do next. Melanie is the author of The Experimental Leader: Be a New Kind of Boss to Cultivate an Organization of Innovators. She joins Kevin to discuss this mindset shift to be experimental in problem-solving. When we can test assumptions and analyze the results, we can decide how to handle challenges and opportunities within our organizations and teams. We should expect failures; it is the small failures that provide good data. The big failures may be a result of doing too much, too soon. In this episode, Melanie discusses: A scientist’s approach to leadership. Best practices and experimentation. Failure and experimentation. This episode is brought to you by… 13 Days to Remarkable Leadership, a free leadership video series based on Kevin’s book, Remarkable Leadership. Additional Leadership Resources Connect with Melanie Parish: Website | Book Website Follow the Podcast Don’t miss an episode! Follow this podcast through the options below. Apple Podcast Stitcher TuneIn Soundcloud RSS Or your favorite podcast app. Join Our Facebook Group Join our Facebook community to network with like-minded leaders, ask us questions, suggest guests and more. We welcome your wealth of experience and hope you will join us in sharing it with others on their leadership journey. You can join the group here: facebook.com/groups/RemarkableLeadershipPodcast/


7 Jul 2021

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#049 - What It’s Like to Be LGBTQ In the Workplace? with Melanie Parish

The Workplace Communication Podcast

“How can I make this easy for you?  Because I want to.” Powerful words by Melanie Parish about how to support members of the LGBTQ community when you don’t quite know how. You don’t need to know everything about LGBTQ to work towards creating a respectful and accepting workplace environment.  Rather, you need to be able to sit in uncomfortable conversations, be willing to make mistakes and be open to learning.  You need to spend time understanding the challenges and barriers faced and building relationships that enable you to do the deep work - what Melanie refers to as “straight people work”. On this episode of The Workplace Communication Podcast, Melanie opens up about both personal and professional struggles as a queer woman, married to a transgender FTM husband, and shares ideas on fostering inclusivity and acceptance. Leadership tips you won’t want to miss: 🎙️ Understanding the impact of the words you use from the perspective of the identity holder 🎙️ How Melanie and her husband successfully sued the government of Ontario… and the weight of constantly being an advocate 🎙️ Why being overly cautious can lead to more harm than support 🎙️ How seemingly small comments can create an unsafe work environment for LGBTQ 🎙️ Changing our habits of gendered language to create a more inclusive workplace Melanie Parish is an author, public speaker, host of The Experimental Leader Podcast, founder of Experimental Leader Academy, and Master Certified Coach. An expert in problem-solving, constraints management, operations, strategic hiring, and brand development, Melanie has consulted and coached organizations ranging from a Fortune 50 company to IT start-ups. Her individual clients include those in FAANG and other top global IT companies. As an author, educator, and creator of The Experimental Leader book, Melanie shows people new ways of thinking about their leadership, informed by her understanding of the fast-paced ride of technology innovation. She is based in Dundas, Ontario and Las Cruces, New Mexico. If you’re looking to deepen your understanding of how to promote a more inclusive environment for members of the LGBTQ community, then this episode is for you! If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please be sure to subscribe and leave a review.  A written transcript of this podcast episode is available upon request.  To request a copy, please send us an email. Melanie Parish’s contact information: Website: https://www.melanieparish.com Book: https://ebook.experimentalleader.com/info42286161 Twitter: https://twitter.com/MelanieParish Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ExperimentalLeader/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coachmelanieparish/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melanieparish/ Lindsay’s contact information: To book a discovery call E-mail Website Free e-course to free yourself from workplace conflict LinkedIn Previous podcast episodes


24 May 2021

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The Experimental Leader, with Melanie Parish

Entelechy Leadership Stories

Melanie Parish is the author of The Experimental Leader, Melanie opens our eyes to the reality of leadership management, and the fact that it’s something far more important than we think.She has offered our listeners a free e-copy of the book. Go to https://eldigital.experimentalleader.com/the-experimental-leader-digital-bookMelanie is a speaker, consultant, workshop leader, author, and Master Certified Coach through the International Coaching Federation, in which she received the Prism Award. Melanie has consulted and operated within organizations ranging from a Fortune 50 company to IT start-ups within their first round of funding. Many of Melanie’s innovations surrounding business outline science and a need for experimentation and data collection.Melanie says, “When we have a status quo that we want to change, we start to try things and we start to experiment. I’ve noticed in organizations that what happens traditionally with people’s careers is they live and die by ideas. We’ve all been on a team where someone had an idea and they invested a ton of money, but the idea didn’t work out. Then that leader loses credibility in the organization. When we adopt in leadership an experimental culture, we start to think of experimenting in something we all buy into together.”In today’s corporate environment we are demanding innovation.The beauty of an experiment is playing as you go and deciding how much you want to invest up-front.We’re just trying to prove the concept, and Melanie provides us with practical application.Melanie says, “That explicit awareness that you’ve asked people to spend their lives working for you, for the organization, and to pay attention to what they’re doing and to hold that curiosity deeply about what they’re doing. Then, to help support them to help do their bottleneck so they can do it better.”Are we truly supporting our upcoming leaders with innovative techniques such as Melanie's?Experimentation in business seems to possess a certain kind of togetherness and risk.A hypothesis that we can all buy into together, and if we fail, the next experiment begins. Ideas like these inspire creativity by informing the corporate audience that this is a process in trial and error rather than immediate gratification. Other resources referenced in this episode:Theory of Constraints a process improvement methodology of Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt that emphasizes the importance of the system constraint or “bottleneck.” If you would like to learn more about Melanie Parish, and her workshops, WebsiteLinkedinTwitterBook Join Kirstin for "Soul Tea -- Conversations On the Soul”Discussion to support your Soul's Journey and its EvolutionMeets online every other Friday 12 pm – 2 pm EasternFree -- please register at pureentelechy.com/classes


22 Apr 2021

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Discover Your Leadership Style with Melanie Parish, Ep 194

Just The Tips, with James P. Friel and Dean Holland

Most entrepreneurs don’t start out thinking of themselves as leaders. Besides an entrepreneur, you might see yourself as a product creator, service provider, coach, marketers, copywriter, or any other number of titles. Then your business hits a point where you can’t do everything yourself, you bring on a team, and next thing you know, people are coming to you with decisions that need to be made. Suddenly, you’re a leader. On this week’s episode James and Dean welcome Melanie Parish, author of The Experimental Leader, to break down what makes a good leader and how to discover your leadership style. If you feel like parts of your business aren’t operating as well as they could be, tune in to hear what you, as the leader of your business can do about it (and hear the leadership mistakes to avoid that could be contributing to the problem). Outline of This Episode 4:50 Is leadership harder for entrepreneurs? 8:30 Characteristics of a good leader 13:03 The Experimental Leader 19:01 What it means to be neutral as a leader 22:02 How do we measure success? 27:13 Don’t try to fix everything yourself 33:02 Hiring and firing What makes a good leader? Melanie advocates a neutral leadership style, where you don’t react to what’s happening around you. It’s not that you shouldn’t have standards for your business and team. It’s that you stay neutral so that when your team brings you decisions that need made, you’re able to take things in, ponder them, ask questions, and send it back to your team. By approaching leadership in this way, you’re helping people move tasks forward vs. being a micromanager. Leaders are willing to experiment A lot of people get so attached to their ideas they’ll insist on sticking with the bad ones for months, even years, longer than they should have. Melanie, on the other hand, sees leadership as a willingness to experiment. Any time you want change to happen in your business, you’re trying something new to see whether it works. Whether it does or not, you have data you can use to conduct the next experiment. Approaching idea implementation as experimenting protects you from clinging to the bad ones and helps you flesh out the good ones. Pass the buckets to your team Think of the tasks your team members are assigned as buckets. For example: Scheduling out an email sequence. Your role as the leader isn’t to take charge of your team’s buckets (in this example, to schedule the email sequence). It might be to approve the sequence, or perhaps write it (if that’s something you handle in your business). But not to schedule it. When your team hands you a bucket, make the decision and pass the bucket back. Stop fixing everything yourself When someone on your team is responsible for certain tasks, and they aren’t fulfilling their duties in the correct way, it’s tempting to fix it yourself (i.e. put yourself in charge of the bucket). The problem with doing that is, your team member never learns how to solve the problem themselves. Remember: As the leader of your business, your job is NOT to collect buckets. It’s to make a decision and pass the bucket back. If a team member isn’t performing, they might need more training, more feedback, or it might just be they’re the wrong person for the job. Tune into the episode to hear where to draw the line between investing in more training for your team member and recognizing they aren’t the right person for the job. When firing someone is a gift In this episode Melanie shares a story about a job she once held that didn’t work out. She was good at the job and the money was good, yet she was miserable. Leaving the job was actually a relief. Firing someone on your team is uncomfortable, but if that person is miserable, and is bringing that energy to your entire business, you’re not doing them - or your company - any favors by holding onto them. Let them go so they can find a place where they are a good fit and enjoy what they do. Resources & People Mentioned The Experimental Leader physical book: http://book.experimentalleader.com/ The Experiment Leader digital book: http://digitalbook.experimentalleader.com/ The Experimental Leader podcast: https://www.melanieparish.com/podcast/ Melanie Parish on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melanieparish/?originalSubdomain=ca Music for “Just The Tips” is titled, “Happy Happy Game Show” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License Connect With James and Dean James P. Friel: CEO Quickstart: https://jamespfriel.com/ceo-quickstart/ Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hustledetox/ Facebook Group (BulletProof Business): https://www.facebook.com/groups/1107362546297055/ Site: www.jamespfriel.com Interested in being a guest on the show? Dean Holland: Blog: www.DeanHolland.com FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/DeanHollandHQ Billion Dollar Project: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BillionDollarProject/ JTT Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/justthetipsshow/ JTT Listeners Free Portal: www.JTTShow.com


22 Apr 2021

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301: How To Be More Experimental In Your Career with Melanie Parish

Quit Bleeping Around

In this episode of Quit Bleeping Around®, awesome superachiever, author, and self-improvement guru Christina Eanes interviews Melanie Parish. Melanie, author of The Experimental Leader, is a public speaker, consultant, workshop leader, and Master Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation. In this episode, Melanie provides you with a way to look at your career (and life) as an experiment, which is incredibly freeing. If you’d like to learn more about Melanie go to DigitalBook.ExperimentalLeader.com. For more info about Christina, visit ChristinaEanes.com Follow Christina on Twitter @christinaeanes Episode Credits: Series Announcer: Seth D. Meyers (sethdmeyers.com)Host: Christina Eanes (quitbleepingaround.com)Outros Announcer: Linnea Sage (linneasage.com)Intro/Outro Music: “Dangerous Dog” by Charlie J. Smith/SI Publishing


14 Apr 2021

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Why Accepting Your Podcast As A Live Experiment Is Success Making Advice From Melanie Parish Host Of The Experimental Leader Podcast

The Binge Factor

Starting your platform can be a challenging undertaking, especially if you are starting to grow your following. Gathering leadership advice through podcasts is one of the trending go-to inspirations for leaders today, if you are preparing to choose the said path, you need to plan everything on the whiteboard thoroughly. In this episode, Melanie Parish, an executive coach and founder of Experimental Leader Academy, shares her strategies and a clear blueprint on brand development and leadership for both experienced and blooming leaders. The road is never easy, but this episode show you the ropes to have a head start in the leadership and brand field so you can save time and resources in the process.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the Binge Factor community today:FacebookInstagramLinkedInPinterestYoutube


14 Apr 2021

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284 Melanie Parish: how to approach situations with a scientist’s mindset

Alain Guillot Show

https://www.alainguillot.com/melanie-parish/ Melanie Parish is a consultant, workshop leader, facilitator, and Master Certified Coach. Her book is The Experimental Leader: Be a New Kind of Boss to Cultivate an Organization of Innovators Get the book here: https://amzn.to/3d48oLu


9 Apr 2021

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The Water Cooler Hangout with Bob Poole

Melanie Parish is a speaker, podcast host, and MasterCertified Coach. She is the author of The Experimental Leader book has coached organizations from a Fortune 50 company to IT start-ups. Seth Godin describes her book as groundbreaking in that it helps each of us see that leadership isn't a fancy form of management. Melanie and Bob Poole chat about leaders, managers, transitioning your business to online, and more in this episode.


17 Feb 2021

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532: Coached by Coaches ft. Felicia Romero, Melanie Parish, and Kelly Roach

Build Your Network

Felicia Romero, host of the Diet Dropout, Melanie Parish, Master Certified Coach, and Kelly Roach, Former Fortune 500 executive share lessons from their coaching careers!Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to connect with world-class people. Jump on over to travischapel.com/makemypodcast and let my team make you your very own show!If you want to learn how to build YOUR network, check out my website a travischappell.com. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Be sure to join The Lounge to become part of the community that’s setting up REAL relationships that add value and create investments. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


20 Jan 2021

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#241 - Melanie Parish gets REAL about Coaching Leaders

Be Real Show

Melanie Parish is a public speaker, consultant,workshop leader, author, and Master Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation, from whom she received the Prism Award. An expert in problem solving, constraints management, operations, strategic hiring, and brand development, Melanie has consulted and coached organizations ranging from a Fortune 50 company to IT start-ups. Her individual clients include those in FAANG and other top global IT companies. Melanie is a Certified Professional Coactive Coach and Organization and Relationship Systems Certified Coach, and a Theory of Constraints Certified Jonah. As an author, educator, and creator of the Experimental Leader program, Melanie shows people new ways of thinking about their leadership,informed by her understanding of the fast-paced ride of technology innovation. She is based in Dundas, Ontario and Las Cruces, New Mexico. Specialties: Executive Coaching, Team Coaching, Sales, Organizational Strategy, Strategic Planning, Executive Onboarding, Leadership, Change Management, Toyotakata, continuous improvement, exploiting constraints, Eli Goldratt, experimentation


10 Oct 2020