In this new episode, we are thrilled to introduce you to Gökşen Çalışkan, EU Advocacy Director and Head of New Business at Euractiv in Brussels.
Gökşen has an extensive experience in developing and leading teams. She is passionate about emotional intelligence, women's empowerment and how to best develop people.
From her experience in the media industry and in communication, she has also developed a strong ability to observe people to understand them and better assess their needs.
Building yourself through crises
1:52, Can you walk us through your main missions and responsibilities, so that our listeners get a good understanding of what you are busy with?
3:37, Before we talk about leadership and we go further into team development, I want to talk about crisis and personal development. When we first talked before this interview, you told me how you have built your career over a few moments of crisis, when you felt you had to shift, to pivot, to adapt. Can you develop your relationship to personal development?
7:07, What lessons did you learn from your main moments of professional crises?
10:26, You also hosted a podcast in Turkey (Project Post 30), which was born out of the fact that you felt people were getting to work too early in their lives, without getting enough experience and self-knowledge, which eventually led to crises at around 30 years old. Do you plans for the podcast in the near future?
Thoughts on Leadership, development & empowering women
12:30, You told me that you don’t like the word/concept of “leadership”. Why? What do you feel closer to?
14:40, You are very good at observing and understanding people. What are you particularly sensitive to when it comes to assessing or observing other people?
17:09, You care a lot about women’s empowerment. Would you like to share some thoughts on the topic? What have you learned from your experience?
20:58, Would you have books to recommend on the topic of women's empowerment?
About the importance of Emotional Intelligence
22:46, Emotional Intelligence is key to you. Why?
How to develop and sustain better teams?
24:51, How do you help team members develop their emotional intelligence?
29:24, What are key foundations for you in developing and maintaining better teams? How do you develop these foundations?
The final say
31:13, I give you the final say: who would you like to send a message to (and what would you tell them?)?
Book recommendations about women empowerment
- Maya Angelou- I know why the caged bird sings
- Susan Sontag - As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh
- Simone de Beauvoir - Second sex
- Clarissa Pinkola Estés - Women Who Run with the Wolves
- Rebacca Solnit: Men Explain Things to me
- Duygu Asena- The Woman Has No Name
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