HR Insights: The Podcast, Series 6 - Galvanising Gen-Z: The Leaders of Tomorrow

Stuart Elliott

By Stuart Elliott


Tammy Dowley-Blackman

Tammy Dowley-Blackman

Learning and leadership development of mid-level management is a pertinent topic in HR at this time of year and in a recent Gartner report was deemed as the top priority on Senior HR leaders’ agendas for 2024.

In todays’ episode, Stuart Elliott is joined by recognised Organisational Culture and Systems Workplace Expert, Tammy Dowley-Blackman whose collaboration with an array of sectors, has seen her work to improve leadership across many workplace generations.  

In this episode, Tammy joins Stuart to discuss leadership; its definition, the qualities one must possess to be a successful manager and the tools aspiring leaders, particularly those that fall under the umbrella of ‘Gen-Z’, can acquire in order to become great. Tammy also offers her own experience of evolving her leadership skills whilst running the Suite of brands under the Tammy Dowley-Blackman Group, a boutique consulting firm born in response to sector needs. 

Tammy Dowley-Blackman is a recognized organisational and leadership development authority. She has designed and delivered presentations, residencies, training and workshops across the United States. She has spent almost two decades building companies focused on delivering innovative approaches to leadership and organisational development and now runs her own boutique consulting group. In addition to her consulting experience, Tammy has developed partnership programs for higher education and the philanthropic sector. She has acted as a strategic advisor to hundreds of organisations on a range of topics and in her free time enjoys serving on boards that connect to her interests in the arts and strengthening communities.

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Key Timestamps: 

-  2:00 – Intro into Tammy 

-  4:55 – Defining leadership

-  11:55 – How ways of working have evolved over the past few years

-  13:30 – Maximising the presence of Gen Z in the workplace 

-  20:10 – Tools for becoming a great leader as Gen Z 

-  30:35 – How Tammy has evolved her leadership over the past few years 

-  35:35 – The characteristics of a great leader