Leadership, Problem Solving and Empathy | Jean Kelley and Daniel Lieberman | Purse Power


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Ep. 168 -How well do you understand the inner workings of the male and female brain in a work setting? Do you practice empathy as an individual or as a leader in your organization? Jean Kelley and Daniel Lieberman team up to explain both topics. Listen in to learn how the male and female brains work and how they can help each other navigate leadership at the workplace. You will also learn some tips and exercises that can help you develop empathy.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to be more aware of sexual harassment at the workplace as a woman
  • How you can increase your immune system by increasing your empathy
  • How to build empathy by being curious and asking questions

"Your body language as a listener is important, and being able to listen without judging." -Daniel Lieberman

In this episode you’ll discover:


Jean on what she has studied about the differences between the male and the female brain [1:52]

Jean’s understanding of why meetings are more successful with both men and women [8:24]

Understanding male banter and when it can turn into sexual harassment at the workplace [10:32]

The role of women in helping men navigate leadership in a better and balanced way [14:15]

Understanding where both men and women are coming from in a leadership setting [17:30]

The impact of empathy in individuals and organizational performance [18:59]

Ten simple ways to build empathy as an individual and a leader [24:14]

Daniel shares a few exercises you can try to help improve your empathy [30:47]

CAREER - Jean Kelley

Jean Kelley is the Founder and CEO of Jean Kelley Companies, doing business in an artful way. Jean Kelley opened her consulting practice in 1981. Since then, she has evaluated and advised hundreds of executives and managers. Based on the results of a 360 multi-rater feedback metric, we measure 16 leadership competencies. With the results of the 360 reports, a customized program is designed for your executive’s growth in the shortest time possible. The measurement maps how your executive sees him/herself in relation to how others see them. Blind spots are revealed. Your executive will receive written action steps and timelines for accomplishment.

Jean is the author of Dress Like a Million from Goodwill. " No matter what your income level or personal style, Goodwill will alter your fashion life and your budget. You can get name-brand clothing for a fraction of the price … all while supporting an organization that improves the lives of so many on a daily basis and keeping millions of pounds of textiles out of landfills. As far as I’m concerned, it’s a win-win all around."

Her other publications include The Get a Job, Keep a Job Handbook, Dear Jean: What They Don’t Teach You at the Water Cooler, Advice Column, Choosing a Temporary Service, Motivation, and Understanding Human Behavior,” a cassette program. Her media experience includes CBS Affiliate, KOTV, weekly segment, and KBEZ FM, weekly drive time segment.

Her awards include 2017 Nominee, Woman of the Year, Tulsa Business Chronicle; 2017 Paragon Award Winner, Leadership Tulsa, for service to Goodwill; Inc. Magazine Positive Performance Award; Service to Mankind Award, Tulsa Action Group; Community Service Award, Oklahoma Association of Private Employment Agencies, Woman’s Advocate Award, Metropolitan Tulsa Chamber of Commerce; Women’s Entrepreneur Award, Metropolitan Tulsa Chamber of Commerce; World’s Who’s Who of Women; and Who’s Who in Professional Speaking.

She is an investor, advisor, and supporter to Purse Power.

She is a graduate of Harvard Graduate Business School.

CAREER - Daniel Lieberman

Daniel Lieberman is an executive coach and strategic leadership consultant leveraging his unique experience, growing, in less than 10 years, from a barista to the CEO of Seattle’s world-famous Pike Place Market. he helps smart people become great leaders. His background includes Fortune 500 leadership and $500 million P&L responsibility. His client list includes executives at companies including Microsoft, Dell, Philips, BP, Schwab, CBRE, Airbnb, Amazon, Starbucks, Google, Home Depot, Novo Nordisk, and the International Rescue Committee.

His mission with Valuable Leadership® is to help build a more inclusive world. A world where leaders influence and inspire hearts, minds, and hands. A world where leaders produce positive financial, social, and community results for everyone.



Donna Miller is the founder and CEO of Purse Power, Let's Share the Journey. Purse Power promotes women-led, women-owned businesses by providing a Google extension that allows everyone who visits your website to locate nearby businesses.

Let's Share the Journey holds calls at 10 AM Central every Friday to learn from national leaders to share expertise, ideas, and support. One week a month features Zoom Room networking. We support Donna's endeavor and have provided the speaker calls in a podcast format. Please join her on Friday mornings! You can register for the calls here.

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