The Great Reset: What It Means To Work, Lead & Live In 2021 (with guest Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.)

Episode 11 | RESET with Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.

Think back to where we were in March of 2020. So many of us were at work, realizing that we were about to go home. 

And while we thought it was temporary at the time, many of us are still from home today. 

What our guest for this episode, Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., quickly realized was that 2020 was more than a pause… it was a complete reset. Instead of continuing where we left off, it forced millions of us to instead start completely over. 

Hence the title and motivation behind his brand new book, RESET – A Leader’s Guide To Work In An Age of Upheaval

Johnny joins Melissa to share more about his book, but also talks through practical strategies and tips around how we can all continue to move forward to adjust, and sustain success within the workplace.

Ready to reset? Tune in. 

  • 5:08: More about Johnny’s brand new book, RESET
  • 8:00: How Johnny embraced his own reset 
  • 11:15: His personal favorite chapter from the book, and why
  • 13:30: How to help women who feel unseen, find their voice
  • 19:20: On bridging the diversity divide 
  • 22:30: On leading and walking through crisis
  • 26:40: What Johnny does to reset as a leader
  • 29:30: The importance of clarifying your own mission, vision and purpose
  • 35:40: Johnny’s story about his own journey with SHRM
  • 39:40: More about The She-Suite’s Reset newsletter
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All author proceeds benefit the SHRM Foundation, you can learn more and purchase the book here. SHRM’s (The Society of Human Resource Management) mission is to empower HR as a social force for change.

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, is President and CEO of SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management. With over 300,000 members in 165 countries, SHRM is the largest HR professional association in the world, impacting the lives of 115 million workers. A nationally bestselling author, Mr. Taylor is a sought-after voice on all matters affecting work. He is frequently asked to testify before Congress and authors the weekly USA Today column “Ask HR.” 

He is the author of RESET: A Leader’s Guide to Work in an Age of Upheaval.  Immediately upon its release in September 2021, RESET was in the top three of the Wall Street Journal’s list of best-selling hardcover business books. All author proceeds benefit the SHRM Foundation, which is committed to empowering HR as a social force for change.

He was appointed chairman of the President’s Advisory Board on Historically Black Colleges and Universities and served as a member of the White House American Workforce Policy Advisory Board during the Trump Administration. He is a Trustee of the University of Miami, Governor of the American Red Cross, and member of the corporate boards of Guild Education, iCIMS, and XPO Logistics (NYSE: XPO). 

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Melissa Dawn Simkins Coined “The First Lady of Personal Branding”, Melissa is the CEO of Velvet Suite, a trusted advisor to Fortune 100s, C-Suite executives and influencers, highly-sought after keynote speaker on leadership innovation, a contributor to Inc.com and a frequent guest on news and business media, including CNN, HLN, MSNBC, Essence, Black Enterprise and more.

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