Tackle Tuesday

Johanna Pagonis

Tackle Tuesday is a podcast series that tackles different issues in the workplace. Grab a coffee and join me on Tuesdays where we will explore topics such as, leading with emotion, diversity and inclusion, and how to create resilient and agile work cultures. Together we will explore issues people within organizations are tackling today and strategies that will support them in creating workplaces that are filled with possibility. read less
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Season 4

Navigating Change | Season 4 | Ep. 1
Jan 12 2024
Navigating Change | Season 4 | Ep. 1
SUMMARYExciting News! 🚀 We're thrilled to announce the kickoff of Season 4 on Tackle Tuesday Podcast! 🎉 This season, we're delving deep into the world of Change Management – a crucial topic for every organization navigating today's dynamic landscape.🔍 In our first episode, we break down the essence of change management and its pivotal role in organizational success. From planned transitions to unexpected shifts, we explore the myriad reasons behind organizational changes. Uncover the challenges and perks of effective change management, and gain insights from our experience as consultants working on organizational design initiatives.📈 But here's the catch: Did you know that a staggering 75% of change initiatives fail? 😱 In a thought-provoking discussion, we dissect an HBR article that sheds light on this reality and provides unconventional perspectives to reshape our assumptions about organizational change.🤝 As consultants, we've collaborated with numerous clients, tackling organizational design and change management head-on. This episode is packed with valuable insights drawn from our hands-on experiences, addressing the common challenges and benefits that come with embracing intentional change.👂 Tune in, learn, and join the conversation! 🎧 Let's navigate the waters of change together and make Season 4 an enlightening journey. Don't miss out on the insights that could transform the way you approach change management! 🌐✨ Support the showMagic Mind January Promo Use code TACKLE20 for an extra 20% off!Send us an emailConnect with Johanna on LinkedInConnect with Katie on LinkedInFollow us on Instagram Visit our websiteCheck out our online course catalogueBest practices and pitfalls of change management process
Managing the Process of Change Season 4 | Ep. 2
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Managing the Process of Change Season 4 | Ep. 2
SUMMARYDescribe your personal experience with change in one sentence or less. Can you do it? Not so easy is it!? We kick off the episode by reflecting on this question to situate ourselves and our mindsets as we consider the change management process. In this episode, we break down the change management process into its key phases and explore real-world examples to illustrate each phase and its significance. We also introduce various change management models and frameworks (e.g., ADKAR, Kotter's 8-Step Model) and discuss the pros and cons of different approaches.  We reflect on the development of our change management model and talk about the importance of simplicity. Sinogap Solutions Change Management Model has 3 stages: 1) current state (what is and isn’t working), roadmap (how do we engage people and processes to move towards the desired future state), and future state (where do we want or need to be/go). We also share the importance of crafting a vision statement to help articulate the need for change and desired outcome to inform and build awareness in others: “Because of (issue/challenge/need) a (change initiative) is needed to see (desired outcome)”. Support the showMagic Mind January Promo Use code TACKLE20 for an extra 20% off!Send us an emailConnect with Johanna on LinkedInConnect with Katie on LinkedInFollow us on Instagram Visit our websiteCheck out our online course catalogueBest practices and pitfalls of change management process

Season 3

Intro to Creating Brave Spaces | Season 3 | Ep. 1
Oct 9 2022
Intro to Creating Brave Spaces | Season 3 | Ep. 1
SUMMARYWe are thrilled to launch our third season of Tackle Tuesday! This season, we will be exploring the topic of “Creating Brave Spaces” and how leaders can facilitate difficult conversations, work through conflict, and foster psychological safety. We will be exploring research and theory, sharing personal experiences, and providing leaders with practical steps in fostering a brave space.  In the first episode, Katie Allan and I unpack the term “safe space” and the reality that we mainly function in brave spaces, not safe spaces. A safe space is when there is 100% trust, you can open your mouth and say anything, and the concern that you will be judged negatively and lose credibility is minimal to nonexistent. It promises to be an enriching learning journey. Be sure to listen this season.*Timestamps are listed below ARTICLEFrom Safe Spaces to Brave Spaces ~an article written by Brian Arao and Kristi ClemensTIME STAMPS[1:10] Welcome to season 3[2:05] Introducing Katie Allan [7:25] Exploring season 3  [12:0] What does a brave space look like in your workplace? [16:55] Johanna's experience on the 'one step forward and one step backward' activity [18:38] Katie shares her experience  [23:44] The distinctive difference between a safe space and a brave space  [26:48] Are safe spaces better than brave spaces? [28:49] What does it feel like being in a brave space? [35:02] Steps to take in creating a brave spaceSinogap Solutions Leadership Consulting We help you achieve your company's mission by maximizing the human potential across your workforce.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showMagic Mind January Promo Use code TACKLE20 for an extra 20% off!Send us an emailConnect with Johanna on LinkedInConnect with Katie on LinkedInFollow us on Instagram Visit our websiteCheck out our online course catalogueBest practices and pitfalls of change management process
Connecting With Others Part 2 | Season 3 | Ep. 4
Feb 12 2023
Connecting With Others Part 2 | Season 3 | Ep. 4
SUMMARYIn the fourth episode of this season of the Tackle Tuesday podcast, we explore part two of how to connect with others. Specifically, we will talk about psychological safety and the differences between diversity hiring and diversity hire.  When discussing psychological safety – we talk about what it is and how to build it with the teams you work with. We also reflect on how psychologically safe are the teams you work with? Why is it sometimes hard to achieve psychological safety? What does the research say around how to foster psychological safety in the workplace and why does it matter? These questions are tackled in the episode!  What is the difference between diversity hiring and a diversity hire? This episode explores both concepts in addition to how our implicit biases may affect how we recruit and promote diverse talent within our teams. This is why we have to implement a thoughtful diversity and inclusion strategy (diversity hiring) and consider the value that metrics and measures may add to capture progress and gaps, rather than simply quotas to check a box (diversity hire). Personal and organizational examples are provided which made for an interesting discussion on hiring practices and highlighted the importance of ongoing support and inclusion practices. Be sure to tune in! Support the showMagic Mind January Promo Use code TACKLE20 for an extra 20% off!Send us an emailConnect with Johanna on LinkedInConnect with Katie on LinkedInFollow us on Instagram Visit our websiteCheck out our online course catalogueBest practices and pitfalls of change management process

Season 2

Leading Through Inclusion & Empathy | Season 2 | Ep. 3
Nov 30 2021
Leading Through Inclusion & Empathy | Season 2 | Ep. 3
SUMMARYOn this month's episode of Tackle Tuesday, I invited professional speaker Jeff A.D. Martin onto the show to talk about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Jeff is familiar with loss and hardship due to the tragic death of his cousin Omar, who was killed in 2005. Today, he is a community advocate who provides programs on self-worth, leadership, diversity, and inclusion. Jeff and I discussed how you can foster an inclusive atmosphere in the workplace, beginning with active listening and empathy. *Timestamps are below the links. LINKSJeff A.D. Martin websiteJeff A.D. Martin on InstagramJeff A.D. Martin on TwitterJeff A.D. Martin on FacebookJeff A.D. Martin on YouTubeKNew Me on AmazonBrothers From The 6 bookTIMESTAMPS[02:38] I welcome guest Jeff A.D. Martin onto the show and ask him to talk about his book, ‘KNew me’[05:17] Jeff’s origin story[06:19] The worst moment of Jeff’s life[08:19] “I’m going to be a part of the change that this world needs to see”[09:45] How Jeff gained the courage to share his story[11:29] Your story is the key to somebody else’s lock[15:48] What are diversity, equity and inclusion? [17:45] “Treat people the way they want to be treated”[20:10] How can you bring inclusion into the heart of your workplace?[21:48] The importance of listening[23:39] The role of empathy in the workplace[26:46] Demonstrating empathy, even when it’s hard to relate[27:35] When Jeff had to empathize with someone different from him[33:29] Going into a difficult conversation with a curiosity mindset[37:16] How can you support someone who discloses personal information to you?[40:36] What are the benefits of diversity, equity, and inclusion? [43:20] Implicit bias training from Harvard University[44:30] How to handle the fallout from saying something culturally insensitive [46:49] Jeff’s plans for the future [47:50] Jeff’s forthcoming book on diversity, equity, and inclusion for middle school-aged childrenSupport the showMagic Mind January Promo Use code TACKLE20 for an extra 20% off!Send us an emailConnect with Johanna on LinkedInConnect with Katie on LinkedInFollow us on Instagram Visit our websiteCheck out our online course catalogueBest practices and pitfalls of change management process
Love as a Business Strategy | Season 2 | Ep. 4
Dec 28 2021
Love as a Business Strategy | Season 2 | Ep. 4
SUMMARYIn this month’s episode, I hosted a round table style interview with Mohammad Anwar and Jeff Ma, senior leaders at Softway Solutions a software tech company and co-authors of the bestselling book, Love as a Business Strategy. Mohammad and Jeff shared that after years of continued growth and success the company reached a point where their aggressive growth strategies failed them, and they began to lose clients and profits in an almost fatal downward spiral. After rethinking their business culture and hoping to reverse the downward trend, they were inspired upon Mohammad hearing a football coach who used love as a strategy to help support the whole team. Mohammad was astonished that the team embraced love in this way and began to make small changes to shift the culture at Softway to put love at the heart of the business.Listen in to discover Softway Solution’s Platinum Rule and how empathy has been the necessary element to increased diversity and inclusion in their teams.*Timestamps are listed below links.LINKSLove as a Business Strategy websiteSoftway SolutionsLove as a Business Strategy podcastCulture+Mohammad Anwar on LinkedInMohammad Anwar on FacebookMohammad Anwar on InstagramJeffrey Ma on LinkedIn TIMESTAMPS[03:17] Mohammad explains the origins of Love as a Business Strategy[06:41] The culture of love[09:56] Jeffrey’s story of joining Softway[12:41] Redefining what an expert is [13:47] The before and after of using love as a business strategy[18:23] The six pillars of love in the workplace [22:57] What is empathy in the workplace?[27:48] How empathy leads to greater diversity and inclusion[30:42] The Platinum Rule[33:12] What is empowerment and how does inclusion lead to empowered employees? [37:56] What’s the ROI on using love as a business strategy? [41:37] Writing a book with four authors[47:27] What is Culture+?Support the showMagic Mind January Promo Use code TACKLE20 for an extra 20% off!Send us an emailConnect with Johanna on LinkedInConnect with Katie on LinkedInFollow us on Instagram Visit our websiteCheck out our online course catalogueBest practices and pitfalls of change management process

Season 1

Trailer: Introduction to Tackle Tuesday
Aug 11 2020
Trailer: Introduction to Tackle Tuesday
PODCAST STORYWelcome to Tackle Tuesday! My name is Johanna Pagonis and I am your host for this podcast series. I have am a founder, author, and international speaker, educating leaders of today and tomorrow. I see my role as educating organizational leaders about the benefits of creating positive and resilient work cultures. I call it leading with the heart. So, I thought that one of the best ways to educate is through a podcast! So grab a coffee, go for a run, or drive to work, but be sure to join me on Tuesdays where we will explore topics such as, leading with emotion, diversity and inclusion, and how to create resilient and agile work cultures. Together we will explore issues people within organizations are tackling today and strategies that will support them in creating workplaces that are filled with possibility. Be sure to subscribe today so that you never miss an episode.CONTACT INFOYou can check out our website to learn more about how we partner with organizations in developing employee and leadership development strategies that will contribute to a company’s ability to continually grow and achieve its mission.Contact us today if you have any questions.LinkedInFacebookInstagramTwitterYoutubeSinogap Solutions Leadership Consulting We help you achieve your company's mission by maximizing the human potential across your workforce.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showMagic Mind January Promo Use code TACKLE20 for an extra 20% off!Send us an emailConnect with Johanna on LinkedInConnect with Katie on LinkedInFollow us on Instagram Visit our websiteCheck out our online course catalogueBest practices and pitfalls of change management process
Ep. 2: How To Transform Workplaces into a Climate of Possibility
Aug 12 2020
Ep. 2: How To Transform Workplaces into a Climate of Possibility
SUMMARYPart of my role is to educate organizational leaders about the benefits of creating positive and resilient work cultures, which is the primary reason why I started Tackle Tuesday. My mission is to improve people’s lives by transforming one workplace at a time. Moving away from a climate of command and control, towards a climate of possibility. But how do you transform workplaces into environments that are inspiring, motivating, and engaging? Listen to find out.FIVE PRINCIPLES IN CREATING AN ENGAGING AND PRODUCTIVE WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENT Employees are encouraged to reflect on previous knowledge and experiences and contribute them into projects and decision making. Employees have the freedom to approach work in their own way.Employees are encouraged to experiment and approach their work in a new way (e.g. try out the new skills in an environment that is risk/failure supportive). Employees regularly and frequently receive feedback on their performance so that they can improve.The work environment is positive and encouraging.CONTACT INFOCheck out our website to learn more about how we partner with organizations in developing employee and leadership development strategies that will contribute to a company’s ability to continually grow and achieve its mission.LinkedInFacebookInstagramTwitterYoutubeSinogap Solutions Leadership Consulting We help you achieve your company's mission by maximizing the human potential across your workforce.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showMagic Mind January Promo Use code TACKLE20 for an extra 20% off!Send us an emailConnect with Johanna on LinkedInConnect with Katie on LinkedInFollow us on Instagram Visit our websiteCheck out our online course catalogueBest practices and pitfalls of change management process
Ep 1: Why I Started Tackle Tuesday
Aug 12 2020
Ep 1: Why I Started Tackle Tuesday
SMMARYFor the first episode, I decided not to use this as an opportunity to formally introduce myself and talk about why I started this podcast series. Initially this was a live webcast, but I decided to convert it into a podcast to make it more accessible for my listeners. Some of the episodes you will hear are from the original webcast series and others will be new. At times I will be interviewing experts and entrepreneurs whose companies are leading the way in transforming workplace cultures, and other times, it will just be me, talking about a topic that I am passionate about that is relevant in today’s workplace context.CONTACT INFOCheck out our website to learn more about how we partner with organizations in developing employee and leadership development strategies that will contribute to a company’s ability to continually grow and achieve its mission.LinkedInFacebookInstagramTwitterYoutubeSinogap Solutions Leadership Consulting We help you achieve your company's mission by maximizing the human potential across your workforce.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showMagic Mind January Promo Use code TACKLE20 for an extra 20% off!Send us an emailConnect with Johanna on LinkedInConnect with Katie on LinkedInFollow us on Instagram Visit our websiteCheck out our online course catalogueBest practices and pitfalls of change management process
Ep 3: Power of Coaching
Aug 18 2020
Ep 3: Power of Coaching
EPISODE CORRECTION"A person who takes our program does not qualify for an ICF credential. When they complete our program they have the training and mentoring they need to apply to the ICF to be considered for the ICF credential". For more information about CCA's program and the steps to become ICF certified, please visit https://www.canadacoachacademy.com/  SUMMARYEver wonder why some people get stuck and challenged in moving their life and career forward? Sometimes, the way we think and feel about ourselves, our lives, and our work can prevent us from progressing. Coaching is a thought-provoking and creative process that supports individuals in exploring their personal and professional potential. In today's episode, I interviewed Nathalie Blais, co-founder of Canada Coach Academy, to explore what coaching is, what is it not, and how coaching can help individuals achieve their full potential. If you are enjoying the podcast, please encourage one other person to subscribe and feel free to leave your feedback!SINOGAP SOLUTIONSTo learn more about how we can partner with your organization in developing employee and leadership development strategies, visit our website or contact us today.CANADA COACH ACADEMYhttps://www.canadacoachacademy.com/  Sinogap Solutions Leadership Consulting We help you achieve your company's mission by maximizing the human potential across your workforce.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showMagic Mind January Promo Use code TACKLE20 for an extra 20% off!Send us an emailConnect with Johanna on LinkedInConnect with Katie on LinkedInFollow us on Instagram Visit our websiteCheck out our online course catalogueBest practices and pitfalls of change management process
Ep 4: Six Secrets to Creating a Strong Workplace Culture
Aug 25 2020
Ep 4: Six Secrets to Creating a Strong Workplace Culture
SUMMARYBringing someone in to simply fill a job isn’t enough. The contributions made by an employee's skills and experience will only get your organization so far. By developing a strong workplace culture, which involves knowing and communicating your company's vision and values, will help you achieve success in two bottom lines: people and profits!  In this week’s episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing Corina Ludwig, President of FunctionFox, where she shared six steps for achieving a strong workplace culture despite working in different industries on different continents and during challenging times. If you are enjoying the podcast, please encourage one other person to subscribe and feel free to leave your feedback!SINOGAP SOLUTIONSCheck out the solutions we offer to leaders and organizations in developing employee and leadership development strategies that will contribute to a company’s ability to continually grow and achieve its mission. CORINA LUDWIG CONTACT INFO AND LINKShttps://www.functionfox.com/ https://douglasmagazine.com/functionfox-presidents-6-secrets-to-success/https://advantagemagazine.ca/2013/functionfox/http://www.iwist.ca/Sinogap Solutions Leadership Consulting We help you achieve your company's mission by maximizing the human potential across your workforce.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showMagic Mind January Promo Use code TACKLE20 for an extra 20% off!Send us an emailConnect with Johanna on LinkedInConnect with Katie on LinkedInFollow us on Instagram Visit our websiteCheck out our online course catalogueBest practices and pitfalls of change management process
Ep. 5: How One Police Service Modernized Recruiting with Mentoring
Sep 8 2020
Ep. 5: How One Police Service Modernized Recruiting with Mentoring
SUMMARYIn response to the Me Too and Black Lives Matter movements, we have seen a number of organizations rushing to tick the “Diversity & Inclusion” box, which mostly encompasses unconscious bias training. But when diversity and inclusion strategies do not go beyond basic compliance training, we miss an opportunity to truly to assess how diverse groups may experience our policies, programs, products, and services. The only way we can uncover inequities is to ensure we include diverse perspectives into our decision-making. But many organizations still struggle in figuring out how to integrate diversity, equity and inclusion within their systems and processes. One organization that has successfully integrated D&I into their recruitment strategy, is the Edmonton Police Service, which saw a 61% increase in women recruits and a 118% increase in diversity overall. And one way they accomplished this was with their Recruit Mentoring Academy, which is the only one of its kind in North America! WOMAN UP! IGNITE THE LEADER IN YOU PROGRAMTo learn more about the Woman Up! Ignite the Leader in You program and how it can be customized for your organization, click here. FOR A CUSTOMIZED MENTORING PROGRAMClick here.EPS MENTORING PROGRAMTo learn more about Edmonton Police Service's Recruit Mentoring Program, click here.Sinogap Solutions Leadership Consulting We help you achieve your company's mission by maximizing the human potential across your workforce.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showMagic Mind January Promo Use code TACKLE20 for an extra 20% off!Send us an emailConnect with Johanna on LinkedInConnect with Katie on LinkedInFollow us on Instagram Visit our websiteCheck out our online course catalogueBest practices and pitfalls of change management process