VIDEO: A Leadership Conversation on ‘Launch’ / Joni Wheeler + Susan Henricks

ICAN’s Susan Henricks with Joni Wheeler, ICAN Board Member + Executive Vice President, Talent and Enterprise Solutions at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska We invite you to watch the video below as Joni discusses the origins and practice of her ‘Launch’ philosophy, the value of investing in and developing your people – no matter what, why it made her a more authentic leader, and how the ‘launch’ practice can be incorporated into one’s career at any point and any organization. YOU can launch! Thank you, Joni, for your sharing your leadership with us. Enjoy! The articles discussed in
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Leaders, Prepare For Launch / Joni Wheeler

By Joni Wheeler ICAN Board Member + Executive Vice President, Talent and Enterprise Solutions at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska Leaders, prepare for Launch Tools and techniques to transform your own company and career In “Launch” is the New Layoff, I shared the story of my experiences at CoreLink, a company that began a long shutdown period in 2017. The article explains how my leadership team and I transformed what is usually difficult and negative news of employee layoffs into an employee “launch” program that has supported and encouraged team members as they transitioned away from CoreLink to their
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“Launch” is the New Layoff / Joni Wheeler

By Joni Wheeler ICAN Board Member + Executive Vice President, Talent and Enterprise Solutions at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska “Launch” is the New Layoff Lessons learned from a business closing its doors about the power of a positive culture—and how the right leadership behaviors can transform any company As I stood on the stage of that small auditorium, looking out at the almost 300 people filling the seats, I felt a sense of dread I had never known before. In just a few moments, I would change the course of their lives with the words, “The company
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STEPS to Leadership / Steve Wilson

A Leadership Message + Video from Steve Wilson, ICAN Faculty Member STEPS to Leadership: Guts to Guidelines + Reactive to Responsive I’m Steven Wilson, and I am an ICAN Faculty Member for their customized leadership development programs and I’m also a leadership development coach. Recent events in both the world and this country have shined a light on a very malevolent flaw in humanity. And that is our inability to disagree agreeably. To address difficult issues with poise, professionalism, and respect. To demonstrate that we value those we differ with, not because they agree with us, but simply because they
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Finding Your Inner Guardian / Karen Baldwin

A Leadership Message + Video from Karen Baldwin, ICAN Faculty Member Finding Your Inner Guardian: The Wise Voice Leading the Way I’m Karen Baldwin and I’m an ICAN program leader for both Defining Leadership and ICAN custom programs. I’m also an executive coach. Whether I’m teaching a class or coaching someone, the topic of self-doubt always seems to come up in our conversations. During this pandemic and these uncertain times, it’s not a surprise that many of us start to have doubts about our ability to function in our new environment. Everyday can seem like we are starting over from
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It’s a Pre-Event! A Keynote Video Conversation / Susan Henricks with Deloitte’s Erica Volini

A Video Conversation: Susan Henricks talks Resilience, Empathy and Workplace Adaptations and More with 2020 ICAN Women’s Leadership Conference Opening Keynote, Deloitte’s Erica Volini ___________________________________________ Today, May 13, was the original day we to be holding our 2020 ICAN Women’s Leadership Conference, before current circumstances led us to reschedule. So, we’re thinking of our attendees and thought now is the perfect time to come together and begin looking forward to our new date of August 19! In honor of this, today we are excited to bring you a very special video conversation as a “pre-event”! ICAN’s Susan Henricks joined our
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Calm the Anxious Brain / Dawn Gelderloos

A Leadership Message + Video from Dawn Gelderloos, ICAN Faculty Member How to Calm the Anxious Brain Hello Everyone! I’m Dawn Gelderloos. I am a program leader for ICAN’s Defining Leadership Series and custom programs and a leadership development coach for ICAN. In my home state of Colorado, I am also a volunteer firefighter and an Emergency First Responder. I’d like to take a few minutes to talk with you about how we can calm the anxious brain in times of uncertainty. As a first responder, I’ve experienced the surge of adrenaline in a crisis. I remember an incident back in
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Being Braver + Authentic / Nicole Bianchi with Susan Henricks

A Leadership Message + Video from Nicole Bianchi with Susan Henricks Nicole Bianchi’s Being Braver Series Thank you to ICAN Friend and Faculty Member, Nicole M. Bianchi, PCC, SPHR, for inviting Susan Henricks to be part of her awesome leadership series on being braver. We love it! A great message on the meaning and importance of authentity and bravery, now and always. Enjoy! —- If we’re going to get through this, we need to be more authentic. That’s why it’s so important to listen to Susan Henricks, CEO of ICAN as she shares her strategies for being both authentic + braver. This is a
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Building Resilience / Laura Roccaforte

A Leadership Message + Video from Laura Roccaforte, ICAN Faculty Member Building Resilience During Uncertain Times The coronavirus has brought significant changes to all of our lives – businesses are closed, we’re sheltering in place, working from home and wondering what our lives will look like when it’s safe to go back to work and life. We may be feeling anxiety about the future; sadness about losing our normal routine and what brought us joy; and we may feel anger about being in this situation at all. All of those feelings are normal.  We’ve lost the comfort of life as
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