Stephen (Shed) Shedletzky

Unveiling Speak-up Culture With Stephen (Shed) Shedletzky


Get ready to step into a world of transformation and inspiration with Stephen (Shed) Shedletzky—a visionary dedicated to shaping vibrant workplace cultures through the power of speaking up!

Hosted by Jamie Mason Cohen, this episode takes you on a riveting journey with Shed as he delves deep into the profound significance of fostering a Speak Up culture within organizations. Discover how this cultural shift holds the potential to revolutionize businesses, ignite innovation, and even save lives.

Shed’s personal transformation unfolds as he shares a pivotal encounter with Simon Sinek—an event that ignited his passion for a cultural revolution. Dive into how this moment became the cornerstone of a decade-long voyage with Simon Sinek, Inc., where Shed played instrumental roles in sculpting workplaces that are genuinely inspiring and fulfilling.

As an exclusive bonus, listeners will gain a sneak peek into Shed’s upcoming book, “Speak-Up Culture: When Leaders Truly Listen, People Step Up“—delving into the dynamic role of leaders in sparking change and cultivating an environment that empowers individuals to amplify their voices.

Tune in and be part of this engaging journey, discovering how you can take the first step toward revolutionary changes within your own organization.

Episode Highlights:

  • 00:00 – Introduction Jamie sets the stage for an enlightening conversation with the Shed Shedletzky. Discover how Shed’s unique journey led him to become a beacon of change in the world of workplace culture.
  • 03:20 – The Power of Speaking Up Step into the world of Shed’s wisdom as he reveals the profound impact of cultivating a Speak Up culture. Uncover how this culture has the potential to reshape industries, drive innovation, and foster an environment of trust.
  • 18:20 – The One Thing CEOs Can Do Differently, Right Now Shed unveils the key ingredients for fostering psychological safety in teams and organizations. Learn how leaders can pave the way for open dialogue, creativity, and growth by embracing vulnerability and empathy.
  • 24:18 – Lessons from Zayde Ben Shed reflects on his grandfather’s remarkable survival story during the Holocaust and how the essence of hope and resilience have shaped his views on leadership and purpose.
  • 40:40- Why Trust Eats Purpose for Breakfast Jamie and Shed dissect the relationship between trust and purpose. Discover why trust is the vessel that propels purpose forward, and explore strategies to create a safe environment that encourages speaking up.
  • 51:00 – The Power of the Pen Learn how writing can enhance your listening skills and propel you toward your goals. Discover Stephen’s upcoming book, “Speak Up Culture,” and his vision for it to inspire and guide leaders on their transformative journeys.
  • 59:05 Embrace the Change Shed leaves us with actionable takeaways for fostering a Speak-Up culture and an exclusive sneak peek into his upcoming book, “Speak-Up Culture: When Leaders Truly Listen, People Step Up“!

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About The Leadership Standard Podcast

The Leadership Standard, hosted by TEC Canada speaker and leadership development and resilience expert, Jamie Mason Cohen, features in-depth conversations with subject matter experts all across the business spectrum.

Featuring thought leadership and actionable insights to challenge your assumptions – and inspiring stories of business triumphs, struggles, and perseverance that provide a motivational push – every episode of The Leadership Standard is a revealing discussion about the life of business and the business of life.

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