Maggie Driscoll is Chief People and Culture Office at Blackbaud. She leverages her extensive experience in human resources to foster a culture that enables Blackbaud to deliver on a vision of empowering an Ecosystem of Good® that builds a better world.
Prior to joining Blackbaud, Maggie held senior leadership positions at the Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon), CCBN, and C‑bridge/eXcelon, a technology and business consultant company.
She’s a passionate supporter of cancer research and has been extensively involved with fundraising events for Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center.
WHAT YOU WILL DISCOVER FROM THIS EPISODE:
- Why Maggie came back for a take two on the show.
- How growing up in an Irish household, the oldest of six children, was a sign she’d end up in the C-Suite.
- Her first job delivering newspapers and how it influences her leadership today.
- The success playbook Maggie uses to stay connected with her network.
- The importance of building your network outside the company as well as inside.
- How Maggie’s experience with cancer transformed her career and influenced her leadership approach.
- The inspired moment when Maggie was going through cancer treatment that she removed her wig during an executive meeting.
- How much should a leader talk during a meeting.
- Why Maggie leads like time is a gift.
- The important advice she’d give her younger self.
- The one trait she’d instill in every employee… authenticity!
- What a workplace and the bottom-line would look like if everyone showed up authentically.
- How Maggie’s company, Blackbaud, made a positive impact during COVID-19.
- How a twist in Maggie’s career led to her success down the road.
- The catastrophic cost of turnover.
- How to maintain a strong company culture while working remotely.
How to keep up with your expansive network:
- Follow post updates of people from your network.
- Reach out to them via email.
- Acknowledge their achievements and congratulate them.
Maggie’s advice for her younger self:
- You don’t always have to worry about the next step.
- Really be present.
“You can learn from everyone.”
Ask, "What can we do together to make it the best?”
“It’s okay to not be okay.”
“When you ask someone how they’re doing; stop and listen to their response.”
On the impact of being a cancer survivor… “Time has become a new lens that I look at things through.”
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