299. Leadership and the Changing Workplace with Chris Shipley

Over the past few decades, the workplace has undergone tremendous changes. With the rise of technology and globalization, companies operate in a more complex and interconnected world. This has created new challenges for leaders, who must now navigate a wide range of cultural, technological, and economic factors to succeed.

We are privileged to have Chris Shipley as our guest on this episode. As a Technology Analyst and Future of Work Strategist, she has honed her expertise in developing effective leadership strategies in today’s rapidly evolving and unprecedented workplace. Her recent book, The Empathy Advantage: Leading the Empowered Workforce, provides valuable guidance for leaders at all levels. From how to cultivate empathy and emotional intelligence, build trust, and lead a diverse, and multi-generational workforce. 

Whether you’re an entry-level manager or a seasoned executive, her insights are invaluable for anyone looking to improve their leadership skills. We’re delighted to have her share her wisdom with us, and we’re confident that you’ll be left feeling empowered, inspired, and resilient. 

Listen and Learn: 

  • Some of the significant shifts we’re seeing in the workplace
  • The relationship between psychology and leadership
  • Why driving performance rather than productivity builds more economic value
  • The psychological importance of autonomy and flexibility in the workplace 
  • How to keep employees engaged and sustain retention in our ‘new normal’
  • The unique challenges younger generations face when entering the workforce
  • What can be done to help different generations work together better 
  • The qualities of an empathic leader
  • The changes needed to build a quality team


About Chris Shipley

Chris Shipley has documented, influenced, and predicted the impact of technology on business and society for more than 30 years. As a journalist, she covered the tech industry for leading publishing companies. As an analyst, she identified innovative startups and gave them a stage to launch their market-making products. As a catalyst, she has advised hundreds of early-stage companies on positioning, business modeling, and innovation practices. Today, Chris focuses her work on the human and organizational challenges in the face of technology-and economically-driven disruption. 

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Episode 299