How to Build a Community of Leaders within Your Organization with Tim Lupinacci

In this episode, Rosie sits down with Tim Lupinacci to discuss the importance of mental health and purpose within organizations. As the pandemic has caused a shift in work models, Tim showcases how his 1300-person professional services firm has intentionally created pathways for career growth and connected work to a larger purpose beyond financial performance. They touch on the significance of effective leadership, the importance of providing mental health resources, and the role purpose plays in emotional well-being. Tim also shares personal stories of battling imposter syndrome and how he developed mantras to combat it. Join them as they dive into the practices and intentionality needed to keep purpose alive and meaningful within organizations.

Guest Info

Tim Lupinacci, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Baker Donelson

Tim previously served as chair of the Financial Services Department, a member of the Firm's Board of Directors and office managing shareholder for Birmingham. He serves on the Firm's Diversity Committee and previously served as co-chair of Baker Donelson's Women's Initiative Pathways to Leadership Committee.

Tim’s practice of more than 28 years has focused on helping financial institutions solve complex issues arising in restructuring throughout the country with extensive experience with workouts and bankruptcies involving defaulted health care loans. He has primarily represented financial institutions, REITs, special servicers, indenture trustees, banks, and asset-based lenders in loan workouts and insolvency, with an emphasis on healthcare defaults, bankruptcy, and restructuring.

Show Notes

Key takeaways from this episode:

  • Mental health has been a hot topic during the pandemic, and while band-aid solutions like EAP's can help, purpose within the organization can have a protective effect against burnout and stress.
  • Create intentional pathways for career growth and connection to a larger purpose can help improve job satisfaction and retain employees.
  • Normalizing struggles, providing mental health resources, and creating systems to support emotional wellbeing can help create a safe and courageous environment.

[1:35] Leader discovered after boss's tough love.

[4:10] Building relationships, empowering feedback and career growth.

[13:36] Intentional approach towards productivity and purpose.

[18:40] Tools and intentions help mental health efforts.

[20:40] Stigma-free environment for mental health support.

[23:49] Admitting mistakes and delegating to professionals.

[28:05] Mantras and courage help overcome imposter syndrome.

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