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How to Optimize Workforce Innovation and Direction



Kathy Mandato, CHRO  LinkedIn URL:


Rosalene Glickman, PhD and Bill Brewer, CCP


Entertainment industry chief human resources executive Kathy Mandato discusses how to optimize workforce innovation and direction with hosts, Rosalene Glickman and Bill Brewer.

Optimal Thinking · How to Optimize Workforce Innovation and Direction

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About Kathy Mandato

Kathy Mandato CHRO

With more than 25 years’ experience in Human Resources, Kathy Mandato builds strong cultures, elevates talent, while scaling and transforming companies.  Her background includes serving as the Chief Human Resources Officer for WarnerMedia Entertainment and Direct-to-Consumer.

Prior to joining WarnerMedia, Kathy advised technology startups including Snap, Inc. where she served as the VP of Human Resources.

Before joining Snap, Kathy was at NBCUniversal for six years, serving as Executive Vice President, Human Resources for NBC Entertainment, Universal Television Studio, Universal Cable Productions, and HR Shared Services.

She joined NBC in 2011 from Comcast Entertainment Group where she served as SVP of HR for three prominent cable networks.

Previously Kathy was Head of Human Resources for DreamWorks SKG and was part of the team that took the animation division public in 2004. She then served as Head of Human Resources for DreamWorks Animation for three years before joining Comcast and E! Entertainment.

Kathy began her career with agencies including BBDO Worldwide where she served as VP of New Business Development and Communications for the Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Atlanta offices.

Kathy received her B.S. degree in journalism and mass communications with a minor in public relations from Kansas State University. She lives in Los Angeles.

Why You Have to Check Out This Podcast

  • How to optimize goal setting and progress updates with employees and the entire team.
  • Why you must coach each direct report to bring out their best.
  • How to ensure all employees understand their role and responsibilities.
  • Leverage innovation as you prepare HR for where the organization will be in five years.
  • What it means to have “work athletes” who will optimize valuable change and disruptive innovation.
  • Respectful leadership styles that value expertise, encourage creativity, and achieve responsible team performance.
  • Optimize the labor force while carefully balancing technology with employee empowerment.
  • Understand how an organization deploys a voice of reason as it moves through challenges.

5 Responses to “How to Optimize Workforce Innovation and Direction”

  1. Steven P says:

    Fantastic video with great tips. Thank you very much for offering this fantastic podcast.

  2. Richard J says:

    I’ve been following Rosalene Glickman’s thought leadership for 20 years and this podcast is just another example of her brilliance. Kathy Mandato is a solid thinker and workforce expert. The podcast featured a uniquely inspiring contribution from Ms. Mandato.

  3. David J says:

    Excellent information about innovation during this troubled time. Outstanding participation by the guest and the hosts. I’m looking forward to the next one.

  4. Brittany P says:

    Kathy did a fantastic job of explaining who to work for, how to motivate employees, how to innovate, and how to be accountable. Kudos to Rosalene for steering the conversation with optimal thinking. Don’t pass on this podcast. There is much to learn.

  5. Shawn R says:

    I learned a lot about how to inspire my team in this podcast. Thank you.

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