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Becoming a Better Leader | Handling Entrepreneurial Failures w/ Shanna Hocking, One Bold Move a Day

By September 12, 2023No Comments

In this episode of Make Sense, I sit down with Shanna Hocking, leadership consultant, philanthropic advisor, and author of One Bold Move A Day. We talk about work trends, leadership, and a recent ‘failure’ Lindsay experienced.

Show Notes

00:00 – Leadership, risks, and failures… there’s a lot that goes into entrepreneurship

00:20 – Meet Shanna and Lindsay

01:49 – The school-to-work path is going to change

02:36 – Will philanthropists demand less and trust more?

03:43 – The tech CEO hero is losing their power

04:45 – The not-so-shocking headlines about returning to work

12:35 – Clunky software affects your employees

28:11 – Are future generations going to improve when it comes to leadership?

31:34 – Lindsay shares a recent ‘failure’


Make Sense is a weekly series dedicated to talking about startup stories from the past, hysterical or mind-numbing blunders, how to do better. We also discuss how tech impacts us and how we can raise the bar when it comes to the ethics, morals, and standards in the tech industry.

Shanna A. Hocking (Shanna rhymes with Donna) is the founder and CEO of Hocking Leadership, which specializes in leadership development and fundraising strategy. Hocking Leadership’s clients include universities, national nonprofit organizations, global businesses, and family foundations. Prior, Shanna spent 20 years raising hundreds of millions of dollars and leading collaborative teams at organizations such as the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Alabama, and Duke University. Shanna is the author of One Bold Move a Day: Meaningful Actions Women Can Take to Fulfill Their Leadership and Career Potential (November 2022, McGraw Hill), which was recognized by The Next Big Idea Club as “must read nonfiction.”

Shanna’s expertise has been featured in Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, Harper’s Bazaar UK, Entrepreneur, New York Post, Business Insider, and, among others. Her articles have been published on Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Fast Company, Chicago Tribune, The Muse, Motherly, and Forbes. She has appeared live on ABC, NBC, CBS, and Nexstar affiliate television stations across the country. Shanna received a B.A. in Psychology from Columbia University and a B.A. in Modern Jewish Studies from the Jewish Theological Seminary.

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