R.O.G. Return on Generosity
07. A Factory of Lifelong Givers

07. A Factory of Lifelong Givers

November 24, 2020

07. A Factory of Lifelong Givers: Quality = Dignity

“One of the best things about the Cradles to Crayons model is the fact that it brings communities together to enhance the impact and build a collective generosity…”

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Guest Info:

Michal Smith is the Executive Director of Cradles to Crayons Philadelphia, an organization that provides children living in poverty with the basic essentials they need to thrive at home, at school and at play. Cradles to Crayons connects communities that have with those that need by engaging thousands of family, corporate and community volunteers to collect, sort and pack essential items such as clothing, shoes, school supplies, books, toys and baby supplies for children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations year-round. Under Smith’s leadership, Cradles to Crayons works to mitigate the effects of poverty by serving more than 300,000 children across the Greater Philadelphia region through a network of over 275 social service agencies, including homeless shelters, domestic violence centers and foster care, so children and families can have shoes that fit, diapers for newborns and warm coats in the winter.  Prior to Cradles to Crayons, Smith was the director of development and communication at Project Forward Leap, an organization committed to closing the gaps of academic achievement and opportunities for promising inner-city students experiencing serious socio-economic barriers. After moving to the United States, she co-founded Silicon Gallery Fine Art Prints, which became one of the nation’s leading large format fine art digital studios. She served as executive director for The Print Center in Philadelphia, where she advanced the Arts In Schools program noted for introducing inner-city children to art in all its forms. Smith, a native of the UK, is a graduate of London University and North London University, and holds a certificate in Nonprofit Executive Leadership from Bryn Mawr College. She is a former adjunct faculty member at the University of the Arts and a member of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and the Main Line Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the boards of Child’s Work USA, Philadelphia and The Teacher’s Place. In 2013, SmartCEO Magazine recognized her with its Brava Award for top female CEOs. 
 
Favorite quote: "Leap and the net will appear. Life presents a series of opportunities disguised as impossible situations."

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Credits:

Michal Smith, Cradles to Crayons, Nani Shin, Sheep Jam Productions, qodpod

06. Opportunities for the Future NOW

06. Opportunities for the Future NOW

November 17, 2020

06. Opportunities for the Future NOW: a Pipeline to Diversity

“When your work is being acknowledged, when you are given feedback, not just positive but constructive feedback…that is a form of generosity.”

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Guest Info:

Margaret “Peggy” Kim is a Peabody and multi-award-winning executive producer, entrepreneur, and educator. Peggy is the Founder and President of iSTANDtv, a content studio and creative incubator for young people (ages 18-34), who believe in the power of media and want to use that power for good. iSTANDtv’s goal is to promote compelling stories that come from a perspective of hope and authenticity. In 2017, Peggy founded the FUTURE NOW Media & Entertainment Conference, the first of its kind, providing college students unprecedented access and opportunity to connect with, learn from and be mentored by today’s top industry leaders and professionals. She later established the FUTURE NOW Media Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit leadership incubator, whose mission is to build a strong, vibrant, diverse and inclusive community of future leaders in media, who stand for truth, integrity, and excellence. Previously, Peggy was VP of Programming & Production at Alloy Media & Marketing, where she built AlloyTV, a multi-platform network and content studio serving Millennial audiences. Prior to that, she was Director of Programming and Executive Producer at The History Channel, where she developed and oversaw 300+ hours of award-winning documentaries and nonfiction programming, and delivered hit series like Digging for the Truth, which defined a new era at the network. Her instinct and passion for storytelling were honed through her prior roles at MSNBC, Court TV, CBS New Productions, NBC Sports, NBC Olympic Unit, ABC Sports, AP-TV, and ABC News. Peggy’s work has been recognized with the industry’s top honors, including the Peabody, Emmy, IDA, Cine Golden Eagle, Telly, Imagen, Gabriel, New York Festivals, Parents’ Choice, and Prism awards. Peggy currently serves on the board of trustees of Asbury University and Operation Mobilization USA. Peggy earned her Master’s in International Affairs from Columbia University and Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Williams College.

Favorite quote: "Love your neighbor as yourself."

 

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Credits:

Peggy Kim, FUTURE NOW Media and Entertainment Conference, Nani Shin, Sheep Jam Productions, qodpod

05. Givers Want to Give but Someone’s Got to Ask

05. Givers Want to Give but Someone’s Got to Ask

November 10, 2020

05. Givers Want to Give but Someone’s Got to Ask: Asking for Help is a Sign of Strength

“You never know what you are going to get until you ask. Some of the best sources of collaboration and innovation come from asking a question.”

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Guest Info:

Larry is the CEO of Give and Take Inc., a company whose co-founders include Adam Grant (professor at Wharton, author of Give and Take) and Wayne Baker (professor at Michigan, author of All You Have To Do Is Ask).

Give and Take provides solutions that help organizations improve knowledge collaboration, foster a culture of generosity, and improve engagement.

Products include the Reciprocity Ring, the Virtual Reciprocity Ring and Givitas.

Favorite quote: "The Team, The Team, The Team."

 

Resources:

For more information about Larry, visit GiveandTakeInc.com.

For more information about R.O.G. Return on Generosity and host Shannon Cassidy, visit bridgebetween.com.

Credits:

Larry Freed, Give and Take Inc., Nani Shin, Sheep Jam Productions, qodpod

04. A Grocery Store Hug

04. A Grocery Store Hug

November 3, 2020

04. A Grocery Store Hug: The Alchemy of a True Connection

"What you’ll find is that there is no such thing as a stranger once you give a card.” 

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Guest Info:

As President of Cheryl Rice Leadership, Inc., Cheryl Rice inspires women to be leaders in their own lives. For over 20 years as coach, speaker, and writer, she has helped women cultivate leadership presence, develop confidence, and establish mindful approaches to work and life. She is the author of Where Have I Been All My Life? and has published essays in the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Chicago Tribune. Cheryl founded the You Matter Marathon - No Running Required, a global kindness and community-building program. Cheryl holds MS degrees in Counseling and Organization Development and a certificate in Positive Psychology. Cheryl is also an avid trash picker-upper, Karen Carpenter fan, and dark chocolate lover.

Favorite quote:  Love well. Be of service. And step forward into the mystery with all your heart and soul. — Rabbi Yael Levy

 

Resources:

For more information about the You Matter Marathon, visit YouMatterMarathon.com.

For more from Cheryl Rice, check out  CherylRiceLeadership.com and listen to her TedX talk. 

For more information about R.O.G. Return on Generosity and host Shannon Cassidy, visit bridgebetween.com.

Credits:

Cheryl Rice, Nani Shin, Sheep Jam Productions, qodpod

03. Accessible Tools for High-Performing Leaders

03. Accessible Tools for High-Performing Leaders

October 27, 2020

03. Accessible Tools for High-Performing Leaders: Give Your Gifts to Make an Impact

There are nuances to generosity. Not only does it come in many different forms, but the giver can also see the benefits if they stop and take stock.

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Guest Info:

With over 30 years of experience in leadership development, Sara has served in a variety of roles: global executive, author, executive coach, team developer, program designer, business owner, wife, and mom. She has had a 34-year relationship with the global organization Center for Creative Leadership. She started her career there in 1986 on the 'Breaking the Glass Ceiling' research study. Since that time, Sara has spent 34 years working with women executives across all types of organizations. Her favorite thing is helping women see how good they are at what they do.  

Sara's favorite quote (and purpose statement): "Build trust, unleash the positive, solve the pain."

 

Resources:

For more information about Optimum Insights, visit www.optimuminsights.com.

You can also email Sara King directly at saraking@optimuminsights.com.

For more information about R.O.G. Return on Generosity and host Shannon Cassidy, visit https://bridgebetween.com

Credits:

Sara King, Optimum Insights, Nani Shin, Sheep Jam Productions, qodpod

02. Put Your Own Oxygen Mask on First

02. Put Your Own Oxygen Mask on First

October 20, 2020

02. Put Your Own Oxygen Mask on First: Prioritizing Self-care and Wellbeing to Model and Influence Teams

 

Self-care for leaders sets the tone and models what it means to practice total Wellbeing. 

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Guest Info:

As Total Well-Being Director & Practice Leader at Exude Inc., Karla’s mission is to re-humanize the workplace by fostering a culture of well-being that supports the “whole employee.” She develops strategies and programming that impact hundreds of organizations. Her approach and deliverables are grounded in the belief that every human being has a need to feel seen, heard, connected, and that they matter. Karla was born in the Philippines, grew up in Canada, and moved to the US in 2007. She currently lives in Southern New Jersey with her two daughters and husband.

 

Resources:

For more information about Exude Inc. and Karla Chin, visit https://www.exudeinc.com/.

For more information about R.O.G. Return on Generosity and host Shannon Cassidy, visit https://bridgebetween.com

Credits:

Karla Chin, Exude inc., Sheep Jam Productions, Nani Shin

Welcome to R.O.G. Return on Generosity

Welcome to R.O.G. Return on Generosity

October 19, 2020

Thanks for clicking to learn about our new podcast!  R.O.G. Return on Generosity is a half hour business interview show where we feature innovative leaders and organizations who believe in creating a culture of giving. We’ll learn their WHY and provide key takeaways about their HOW. How generosity impacts the bottom line. How it influences cultural dynamics, team behavior and peer relationships.  New episodes drop each Tuesday.  Subscribe and celebrate Generosity with us!

01. Introducing R.O.G. Return on Generosity

01. Introducing R.O.G. Return on Generosity

October 13, 2020

01. Introducing R.O.G. Return on Generosity - the Dividend of Investing in Others


In the midst of the sadness, the chaos and the stress of the unknown, we also saw some silver linings… and a spike in Generosity.  We will celebrate generosity at work and generous leadership.

Resources:

For more information about R.O.G. Return on Generosity and host Shannon Cassidy, visit https://bridgebetween.com

 

 

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