We know there has been a shift in the world of work which means there also needs to be a shift in how leadership is responding and leading. Employees have shifted from wanting a boss to really wanting a coach, from focusing on their weaknesses to focusing on their strengths, from prioritizing the paycheck to prioritizing purpose. Join us as we discuss proven ways to shape leaders in this new work world.

Today, we are talking with Lee Colan, author of Healthy Leadership – How to Thrive in the New World of Work. Lee tells us that healthy leadership is like a cultural magnet that attracts people to your team and the cultural glue that makes them want to stay. He describes how healthy leadership starts with the leader, but it’s really about the people you serve. As a leader, when you help others grow, you grow and growing people fuel growing, healthy organizations. Lee Colan is the co-founder of The L Group, a leadership advisory firm that has been encouraging and equipping leaders for healthy growth since 1999. His firm has worked with virtually every industry including retail, energy, services, financial, manufacturing, healthcare, education and faith-based organizations. Lee is an organizational psychologist and CEO advisor. He applies a rare combination of skills as a corporate executive, business consultant, thought leader, prolific author, artful facilitator and engaging presenter. Lee has authored 16 popular leadership books that have been translated into 10 languages.

Your HR Problem Solver host is Mark Mitford, a strategic HR leader who is business and HR focused. Mark is a management team advisor with 20+ years working as an HR executive in mid-size to Fortune 50 companies. He brings in depth, hands on experience successfully leading and advising company and business leaders through all life cycle stages. Mark is viewed as a key advisor to C-Level Executives and has strengths in Improving Company Culture, Performance Management, Compensation Benchmarking, Employee Engagement, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Coaching, Succession Planning and Mergers and Acquisitions.

During his career, Mark has successfully held HR executive positions in companies such as PepsiCo, Ericsson, Nortel, Telmar, Texas Instruments and Safeco. Mark has also worked for private equity backed organizations, S Corporations, and publicly traded firms and has lived and worked extensively overseas. He has led several Enterprise wide transformations including Cultural Change and IT transformational change at Fortune 500 companies. He holds two Masters’ degrees, one in Organizational Psychology, and an MBA in Strategy and International Management.
In 2013, Mark transitioned from a Corporate HR career to start his own HR Strategic consulting company, HR Catalyst Consulting with the goal of helping small to mid-market companies in growth or change and in need of Human Capital leadership to drive their continued growth and success.