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Creating Change at the C-Suite Level with Evelyn Dilsaver

When you get too many people in the room with the same perspective and expertise, you tend to get “group think”; no fresh ideas, and everyone on too much of the same page. Luckily, Evelyn Dilsaver knows the solution to get out of that funk - getting skills in various fields! Evelyn is one of the most responsible, disciplined philanthropists and leaders that Julie’s ever met.

Evelyn is a CPA by trade, having spent the first 17 years of her career in Audit and Finance before becoming president and CEO of the Charles Schwab investment management firm. She was one of the first Asian women board directors in the United States of America. This week’s episode 14 of How Women Inspire Podcast is about the tips she’s learned and been taught in the C-Suite spaces!

In this episode of How Women Inspire Podcast, Julie Castro Abrams and Evelyn Dilsaver share the importance of getting multiple perspectives on a subject and actionable steps you can take right now to ask insightful questions to provoke change.

Some of the talking points Julie and Evelyn go over in this episode include:

  • The lessons Evelyn learned through sports growing up and throughout her parenting days, and why women in sports tend to grow up to be leaders.

  • The 3 top C-suite tips she learned from a mentor that helped her become the powerful and thoughtful leader she is today, and how you can too.

  • The reason she varies her industry and expertise in order to learn more and free her mindset and perspectives.

  • The power behind an insightful question, as opposed to an insightful comment, and why that has led to Evelyn’s ability to ask questions in such a thought-provoking manner.

There are a lot of negative effects of “group think”; hopefully today’s conversation sparks that creative, new perspective for you to help take your team, group or c-suite to the next level by sparking a new conversation and fresh ideas. Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips and to hear even more about the points outlined above.

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