Spilling The Tea on Leadership and Toxic Work Cultures with Dr. Susanna Kislenko

April 22, 2024

Welcome back to The Grey Areas podcast! Today, I’m thrilled to introduce our esteemed guest, Dr. Susanna Kislenko! Dr. Susanna Kislenko wears many hats as a Skoll Center Postdoctoral Fellow at the Skoll Center for Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Oxford and Adjunct Research Professor at the School for Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University. With degrees in International Business and Political Science, she brings a wealth of expertise to her work in the nonprofit sector. But that’s not all—Dr. Kislenko is also a dedicated yoga teacher, leading retreats annually and imparting wisdom in various leadership training programs.

In today’s episode, Dr. Kislenko sheds light on the intriguing concept of “Founder Syndrome,” drawing from her doctoral research. Join us as we delve into discussions about leadership, toxic work cultures, and the intricacies of navigating these challenges with Dr. Kislenko profound insights.

Tune in for:

  • 3.25 – Learn what inspired Dr. Kislenko’s research into leadership and Founder Syndrome. 
  • 8.10 – Learn what Founder Syndrome is and its impact.
  • 10.10 – Dr. Kislenko shares what good leadership looks like.
  • 29.45 – Spotting red flags in a toxic work environment and how to navigate them.
  • 35.01 – Recommendations if you are wanting to be a better leader and how to achieve your leadership goals.
  • 45.13 – Cubicle Confessions: Wanting autonomy and recognition, how to make your skills clear and what to do when you are feeling lost.

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