Shannon Cassidy is Founder and CEO of Bridge Between, Inc. a boutique leadership development firm specializing in behavioral change, executive presence, effective communication, collaborative teamwork, empowering leadership, and conflict resolution. She provides Executive Coaching, Facilitation (team sessions, retreats, conferences) and Keynote Speaking (conferences, annual events, ceremonies) and Mentoring Programs (associations, ERGs, leadership circles) all custom designed. She has a podcast called R.O.G. Return on Generosity that focuses on how to be a corporate generous leader by sharing time, talent and gratitude.
Shannon combines her keen ability to get to the heart of every matter with a proven track record as a corporate leader. Before founding bridge between, she spent years building profitable businesses and driving innovation and leadership initiatives. This real-world experience formed the bedrock of her success, enabling her to provide clients with the strategies, tools, and inspiration to thrive during organizational change and lead with vision, values, and purpose.
Shannon has authored several articles and books including Discover Your Inner Strength (2009), The Five Degree Principle: How Small Changes Lead to Big Results (2013), V.I.B.E. A Self-Discovery Journey to Authentic Leadership (2014) and Grounded in Gratitude a one-line-a –day, five-year gratitude journal (2015). Her current efforts focus on the benefits of Generosity at Work.
Bridge Between, Inc. provides two free quizzes to help leaders realize their current state as a Generous Leader and how to diversify their networks. Check them out!
Guest Favorite Quote
- “We define emotional intelligence as the subset of social intelligence that involves the ability to monitor one’s own and others’ feelings and emotions, to discriminate among them and to use this information to guide one’s thinking and actions.” — Salovey and Mayer
- “All learning has an emotional base.” – Plato
- “As much as 80% of adult “success” comes from EQ.” — Daniel Goleman
- “Comparing the three domains, I found that for jobs of all kinds, emotional competencies were twice as prevalent among distinguishing competencies as were technical skills and purely cognitive abilities combined. In general, the higher a position in an organization, the more EI mattered: for individuals in leadership positions, 85 percent of their competencies were in the EI domain.” — Daniel Goleman
R.O.G. Takeaway Tips:
- Develop self-awareness by asking for feedback from two people and starting an energy journal. Track how you’re feeling throughout the day. What responses did you get? How did you feel? When were you energized and engaged? When did you feel disconnected and bored? Look for patterns.
- Network Diversity Index Quiz to test the diversity of your network.
- Take an EQ self-assessment
- Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
- Network Diversity Index Quiz
- YouTube Channel
- R.O.G. on Apple Podcasts
- R.O.G. on Spotify
Episode 100, we will be joined by Professor Dolly Chugh, NYU Stern School of Business on her soon to be released book: A More Just Future.