On this episode of the podcast, I’m excited to welcome back my good friend and business partner, Randy Hain, as we discuss his new book: Essential Wisdom for Leaders of Every Generation. Randy explains candor, clarity and communication (three ingredients he says form the compass for leaders and aspiring leaders), along with tips for protecting the “air” in your calendar.
How can we make ourselves stand out in a company? Today, my good friend John Kim returns to the show to discuss the world of consulting and how to ask the right questions in your business.
From leading Haiti earthquake relieve efforts, to working in Pakistan after Osama bin Laden was killed, Ken Keen has seen just about everything. He joins me today to discuss leading through crisis and how you can apply some of these concepts in your own workplaces.
How do show up for our team as a whole leader? Today on the show, Rob McKenna joins me to discuss how to build up your team and become the leader your were meant to be!
Today on the podcast I’m welcoming back Jennifer Kahnweiler, speaker, researcher and author of several leadership books including “Quiet Influence” and “The Introverted Leader.” Jennifer and I discuss how the “new normal” work environment affects both the extroverts and introverts on your team. If you’re wondering how, as a leader, you can support your people to be their best, Jennifer suggests the answer involves getting curious and listening.
In this conversation we chat about:
* The benefits of an out-of-office workplace experience in its ability to allow focus and promote productivity
*How a hybrid workplace affects the introverts and extroverts on your team
* How to run a virtual meeting where everyone participates
* How to promote community for the introverts and extroverts on your team.
Books, Articles, Tools & Resources mentioned on this episode:
Check out Jennifer’s latest research and the article she wrote about the advantages of working from home.
Do you wonder how conducive your workplace is to introverts’ success? Use Jennifer’s assessment tool to find out!
In our conversation, Jennifer mentioned a recent HBR article about the considerations companies need to take in determining what the future of work should look like for their organization. You can read that at How to Do Hybrid Right.
Jennifer’s Life Hack for Better Conversations in the Workplace and Beyond:
Take time apart from those you’re with. Make sure you take breaks from people; get outside and take time away to allow yourself a chance to reset. Outside is a healthy SPACE, use it for your good!
There’s no doubt that after 18 months of living during the COVID pandemic, there’s a pervading sense of weariness and low-level anxiety. As my guest, Jason Wasser describes it, we’re living in a state of “Present Traumatic Stress Disorder which creates a mid-level of daily stress before our day has even begun. If you’re feeling exhausted, you’re not the only one. So, should you be taking a Mental Health Day to re-set? Perhaps, though most of us won’t. Today Jason and I dive in to explore the beliefs and stories we tell that keep us from giving ourselves the care we need.
We talk about reverse-engineering the lives we want and the questions to ask in order to get there.
I love these questions Jason presents: What are you here to do? How do you get your stakeholders rallied around a common cause?
What’s the most important thing to do for you?
What beliefs do you have that prevent you from feeling like you have a choice?
Why do you feel GUILTY for taking self-care?
What makes you feel like you’re being selfish?
What are the should’s and supposed to's that are keeping you from doing it?
What are you afraid to ask for?
As always, Jason and I have a great conversation, I hope you’ll listen in. If you want to learn more about Jason, check him out at Jason Wasser or listen to his podcast at The You Winning Life Podcast.
It’s an Ask the Therapist segment on the podcast this week! Listen in as my favorite producer and I take on some of your toughest questions from when you think you might be bad at your job to your boss’s social media, to remote team motivation. We have some great conversations—I hope you’ll #listenin!
When we think of the workplace, fun isn't one of the first words that come to mind for many of us. But my guest today, Dr. Bob Nelson is on a mission to change that! Dr. Bob and I discussed how we can reinforce good behavior in fun ways and what people can learn in his newest book!
“There’s no such thing as work-life balance.” If you’re struggling to find the ever-elusive work-life balance, you’re not alone. Today’s guest is Jen Fisher, Deloitte Consulting’s Chief Well-Being Officer in the United States. In this role, she drives the strategy and innovation around work-life, health, and wellness. She empowers Deloitte’s people to prioritize their well-being so they can be at their best in both their professional and personal lives. Fisher frequently speaks and writes about well-being at work and hosts WorkWell, a podcast series on the latest work-life trends. This week her new book, “Work Better Together,” which she co-authored with her colleague, Anh Phillips, debuts on Amazon and wherever else you buy books. Check it out here!If you liked listening to Jen or want to find out more about what she does, check out her podcast WorkWell, or find her on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jen-fisher-7403868
How would you act differently if you had to live with your customers 24-7? What about if you had to live with your co-workers 24-7? That’s the experience of today’s guest, Paul Rutter. Paul has had over 40 years in the Hospitality/Travel/Cruise industries. Having served as Cruise Director onboard some of the largest and most luxurious cruise ships in the world, Paul has enjoyed a unique experience. He’s author of "Repeat Business Inc: The Business of Staying in Business" and his new upcoming book "You Can't Make This Ship Up: Business Strategies, Life Lessons and True Stories from 40 Years at Sea" will be available on Amazon later this month.
Emotionally intelligent people have more success with their teams, build better networks, and even get promoted more frequently. Want to improve your own EQ? Today’s guest, Irvine Nugent, author, speaker and EQ expert shares with us how to do it. So curious, ask better questions, discover your personal “triggerprint” & more!
With all the competing priorities of life, do you find you have trouble focusing? Today’s show guest is Penny Zenker, Focusologist, consultant, author, and host of the “Take Back Time” podcast. Penny shares with me her ingenious formula for prioritizing to get things done and makes a great point about leading with accountability versus ownership. Penny is smart, witty and lots of fun. Hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did!
Do you think a corporation’s recent ban of non-work conversation on the company’s interoffice communication system was “Off Base”? On this week’s podcast I chat with Liger Partners Production intern, and my favorite daughter Abby Smith, about workplace distractions and questioning: what’s the workplace for?
This week I’m happy to share my recent appearance on “The Expert Authority World” Podcast with host Mario Fachini. I had a great time talking to Mario about determining your team’s priorities, leading in uncertainty and having healthy feedback conversations with your people. We have a great dialogue; I hope you’ll tune in!
Today I’m answering listener questions on the podcast!Wondering how to manage at home teams while you’re in the office? Need to know how to strategically take a vacation or are you wondering exactly what “psychological safety” is and if you’re doing it right? Then this is your show! We’re unpacking a lot. Listen in!
Sheryl Crow’s not the only one with a favorite mistake. Today my podcast guest is Mark Graban, author, consultant, and host of the “My Favorite Mistake Podcast.” Mark asks all his guests to describe their favorite mistake they’ve made in their careers and how it grew them. We have a great conversation about the value of working in a mistake-embracing culture.
Disruptive co-workers lurk in dark places—but only if we let them! Today’s podcast guest, Phyllis Quinlan, and I discuss how to shed light on “chronically uncivil behavior” and workplace bullies to rid of their unwanted conduct once and for all. It’s a great conversation—listen in!
This week’s podcast guest is Jena Viviano, Career Strategist, CEO and Host of the Recruit the Employer Podcast. Jena is passionate about helping others thrive in their careers and today she explains the power of networking and how to do it in a way that doesn’t leave you feeling slimy! Jena shares her wit and humor as well as her best tips for this great conversation. I hope you’ll listen in!
He’s not quite a super hero, but this week on the podcast, I ask my good friend and business partner, Randy Hain, what behaviors in teams alert his spidey senses that they may be struggling? Randy identifies three indicators that a team is struggling and shares what team leaders can do TODAY to address it. It’s a great conversation; I hope you’ll listen in.