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Episode 28 – Finding the Big Impact in the Little Things

When is the last time you paused and gave thanks for the things in your life that you know to be true and good?   

There is growing research on the multitude of benefits associated with gratitude.  From physical benefits such as the ability to lower stress and create better sleep habits, to psychological benefits like increased satisfaction and resilience; implementing a regular practice of gratitude can have a significant impact on our lives.  

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Episode 26 – Caught in the Middle

Author and professor, Adam Grant, recently wrote an article in the New York Times. In the article, Grant discusses a concept which centers on the “stagnation and emptiness” that many are feeling as a result of the pandemic and other current stressors. He refers to this aimless feeling as languishing. (You can find a link to the article below.)

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Episode 25 – Welcome Back, I think

As more people become vaccinated and states continue to ease restrictions, many businesses are formulating a plan for how to bring employees back to the office, make work from home permanent, or adopt some type of hybrid model as their new normal.

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Think Again

How might our lives look different if we listened more or asked more questions? We’ll break it down in this month’s OOR piece.

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Episode 24 – What’s Love Got to Do with It?

Does love have a valid place in leadership? We say, absolutely yes! In fact, effective servant leadership cannot exist without love. Then why does the term not hold its rightful place in the leadership vernacular alongside concepts like compassion, empathy and respect? Well, it starts with how the word love is defined in this case.

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Episode 23 – PPP: The Power of the Purposeful Pause

A great thinker, Ferris Bueller, once said “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while you could miss it.” If only Ferris knew how fast life would move in 2021 compared to 1986.

While the world continues to get faster and faster, we are submitting a campaign for slowing down. One of the problems we as humans face is an inability to react both quickly and rationally….consistently.

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Episode 22 – Straight, No Chaser

Would you like your compliment sandwich on white, wheat, or rye? 

We’ll politely decline the sandwich overall and instead ask for a slow-cooked plate of relationship building, a side of trust, and we’ll finish it off with a tall glass of praise.

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Episode 21 – If Anybody is Self Aware, it’s Me

How well do leaders really know themselves? Many like to think they are excellent communicators or attentive listeners. Yet, the true numbers are usually much lower when leaders are pressed for additional insights and examples. So why the disconnect between those who think they are and those who actually are?

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Leading without Authority

BOOK FACTS Title: “Leading without Authority: How the new power of co-elevation can break down silos, transform teams, and reinvent collaboration“ Author: Keith Ferrazzi Publisher:

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Episode 20 – Put Me in Coach, I’m Ready to Lead

The practice of coaching has exploded recently as more and more leaders are looking to increase their overall effectiveness. However, the impact of coaching can be seen not just in the formal coach/client relationship, but also the supervisor/employee relationship as well.

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Episode 19 – Goal Playing

With the new year in full swing, it’s a good time to assess your growth and development. Gauging your effectiveness as a leader starts from a standpoint of humility. Having a keen self-awareness of both your strengths and weaknesses can provide you with the proper foundation for how best to move forward in 2021.

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