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Episode 10

Know Yourself

June 2, 2022 | 30 mins
June 2, 2022 | 45 mins
“…And so there came a point where I said ‘You know what? I have to be … a lot more transparent and vulnerable with my team so they knew who I am completely.’” –

Mary Beth Edwards | find it at 12:39

“ … people are watching and they’re going to take their cues from you, so you always have a choice in any given scenario, you can react, or you can respond …” –

Deb Battaglia | find it at 17:27

“… I had a coach tell me once if you’re coming in hot and you’ve just got off a call and you’re going into another meeting and you’re riled up—it’s okay to name it …” –

Skyler Mattson | find it at 19:54

Summary:

If knowledge is power, self-knowledge is self-empowering. In this episode we explore strategies for stronger, more effective leadership through promoting self-awareness in ourselves and in the teams we lead.

Highlights

Get insights into:

• Self-knowledge as an engine for leadership growth
• Building the habit of self-awareness into leadership
• Investigating our blind spots to discover what we don’t know about ourselves
• The importance of humility and open-mindedness in effective leadership

Panelists

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Guest

Mary Beth Edwards

SVP, CIO and CTO, Sally Beauty

Mary Beth leads transformation and technology strategy with a focus on implementing operational excellence efforts that support the company’s digital transformation. Additionally, she is responsible for vendor management, procurement and customer care. Prior to her current role she was Sally Beauty Group Vice President, Chief Transformation Officer. Ms. Edwards came to Sally Beauty from Arrow Electronics, where she spent 24 years in roles of increasing responsibility, most recently as vice president of global business operations. Ms. Edwards is a combat veteran and held the rank of MAJ Promotable in the U.S. Army. She holds a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Temple University.
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Deb Battaglia

Senior Vice President, Customer Experience, Assurant

As the SVP of Customer Experience (CX), Deb drives CX strategy throughout the global Assurant enterprise by leveraging strong talent, cutting-edge CX methodologies and human-centered design. Prior to Assurant, she spent 18 years at USAA in a broad range of disciplines, including Operations, Product Management, DE&I, HR, Agile and Strategic Business Transformations. Deb has long held a passion for the development of women and girls and a strong drive to make an impact in her community. She is an avid hiker and world traveler and takes off from Atlanta, Georgia, where she resides with her family.
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Host

Skyler Mattson

WONGDOODY President

Over the past 20 years, Skyler has overseen the growth of WONGDOODY while leading award-winning work, including several women’s empowerment initiatives. As president, Skyler has been an integral part of transforming WONGDOODY from a North American ad agency to the global experience and design unit for Infosys, with studios around the globe. She has been a delegate to the World Economic Forum and proudly serves as a board member of the Infosys Foundation.

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