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051 Finding Your Rhythm and Voice as a Leader — An Interview with Mona Vogele Pt 2

In this episode, Christina Martini and Mona Vogele discuss:

  • Recognizing the difference between management and leadership.
  • Building strong relationships to create a culture of trust.
  • Developing leaders, not training leaders.
  • Navigating change in a business and organization.
  • Leveraging differences in a multi-generational workforce.

Key Takeaways:

  • When you put people ahead of product, you make more money.
  • Be aware, be self-aware, and know who you are and who you need to be in any situation.
  • Closing the leadership skills gap is going to be critical in the next 3-5 years.
  • Communicate clearly and often during change.

“Start now and get ahead of the game. Start empowering your teams and lead with trust. Trust that they’re doing the things that they’re supposed to do. Give them that flexibility, that autonomy and trust, ask questions, but help them to connect ideas and treat them like leaders.” —  Mona Vogele

About Mona Vogele:  
Mona Vogele is a classically trained musician, former radio DJ, and veteran leader and trainer from Southwest Airlines with 20+ years of leadership and training experience. She understands the art of building an epic leadership team and what it takes behind the curtain to retain that top talent year after year. Mona’s speaking engagements and teachings ring with the fervent message that success isn’t just about spearheading an operation – it’s about a genuine connection with your people

Because you first have to strike a chord before you can lead a march.

Relationship – to our work and each other – is the ultimate fundamental. To neglect its importance implies a strange expectation that you can pack the house and then bring it down with an incredible performance without rehearsal, sound check, and knowing your band.

Influential leaders understand who needs a bass drum and who needs a snare. They grasp who’s off pitch and why. They dare to take their team upward to glass shattering octaves. Mona’s work teaches leaders to hear, discern, and inspire. Because those who possess such gifts earn their freedom and the trust of others to fine-tune where necessary.

And in doing so, they don’t just create harmony. They completely rewrite the score.

Connect with Mona Vogele:

Twitter: @MonaVogele

Facebook: Mona Vogele


Instagram: @monavogele

LinkedIn: Mona Vogele

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Connect with Christina Martini:

Twitter: @TinaMartini10


LinkedIn: Christina Martini


Show notes by Podcastologist: Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie

Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You’re the expert. Your podcast will prove it.

About the author, Christina Martini

For nearly 25 years, Christina (Tina) Martini has been an intellectual property attorney practicing in BigLaw. Tina is a partner at the law firm McDermott Will & Emery and focuses her practice on domestic and international trademark and copyright law, as well as domain name, Internet, social media, advertising and unfair competition law.

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