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Every Role Matters

If you’ve ever attended a play, sporting event, or concert, chances are you paid primary attention to the people on the stage or field, but not as much to all the people behind the scenes working to pull off what made the event so fantastic. Whether it’s an organization of 3 people or a group of 3,000, we thrive at work when everyone does their part. On this week’s episode, we talk about teamwork and collaboration, the distinction between our job and our role, why we must embrace the...


The Power of Kindness

Today’s episode covers something the world can use a whole lot more of right now — kindness. The media loves to continue the narrative that the world is unsafe, full of conflict, and divided. And while there is some truth to this, as I travel around the country and the world, and interact with lots of different groups and people, I see something else. There is lots of kindness and compassion going on around us already and sometimes it helps just to tune in and connect with it rather than...


The Power of Giving with Scott Harrison, Founder of Charity Water

On this special Giving Tuesday episode I have the honor of talking to Scott Harrison, founder of Charity Water. For the past 12 years, Scott and his team have worked in 26 countries to help 8.4 million people get clean water. The water crisis is one of the largest humanitarian issues on the planet - there are still 663 million people without access to clean water in the world. On today’s show, Scott shares his remarkable journey from New York City nightclub promoter and addict, to...


Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast

Today’s solo episode focuses on the importance of team chemistry and culture. Regardless of how much talent a team has, the strategy, or even the value of the specific service or product being created and offered, without a strong culture, a team can’t truly succeed. I share some principles and examples of great culture, and ideas for what you can do to infuse your team with winning chemistry. Key Takeaways: [1:50] Announcement! I have signed on to write my next book with the wonderful...


Compassion at Work with Scott Shute of LinkedIn

Scott Shute means business when it comes to bringing your whole self to work. As the Head of Mindfulness and Compassion Programs at LinkedIn, Scott develops and delivers programs that assist in the well-being of leaders, teams, employees, and customers. On the podcast today, he shares his story of growing up as a small town kid from Kansas, with a dual capability in both engineering and the arts. Scott details his own personal experience with meditation and mindfulness practices, and how he...


What To Do When You Feel Jealous

In a world where we are constantly posting our achievements, our successes, and the highlight reel of our vacations on social media, it’s understandable that we would feel jealous from time to time. On this week’s episode, we talk about jealousy and the impact it has on our relationships, our work and even our own feeling of worthiness. We talk about how to deal with the energy of jealousy when it shows up, and even when a little jealousy might be good for us. If you ever find yourself...


Trust The Process

One of the most important things we can do in our work and our life is to trust the process. This is about trusting ourselves, others, and the overall journey, even when things seem difficult or confusing. Patience and trust are essential in business, family, and just about every other aspect of life, but they can be tough to practice, especially when things don’t seem to be going the way we want them to go. Today, we talk about specific ways we can trust the process more effectively and the...


How to Ask For Help

For as much as we love to lend our support and help others, many of us find it awkward or uncomfortable to ask for help ourselves. Today, we talk about the top reasons people don’t seek support and ways to shift the mindset on what it actually means about us when we’re willing to reach out to others. When we ask people for their time, feedback, or support in a gracious way, it creates a win-win for everyone. Asking for help is a way to practice vulnerability, which is a necessary aspect of...


Moving Away From the “Us” vs. “Them” Mentality

One of my personal challenges, especially in recent weeks (and years), has been exploring how to advocate for things I find important, without creating more division and separation. Learning how to effectively navigate situations that may be different than our vision of the way things should be, without a sense of self-righteousness, is a tricky yet essential aspect of being a good leader. In groups, teams, and organizations of all types and sizes, it’s common to see divisiveness. It’s...


Can We Find Common Ground?

This week, we continue exploring the themes of gender, equality, and inclusion and discuss finding a common ground in this time of intense polarization. It’s often a challenging and uncomfortable conversation, but I feel it is a crucial one in order for us to show up authentically and really bring our whole self to work and life. I believe it’s time we stand up, speak up, really listen to each other, and then see if we can find common ground from a place of authentic connection and...


Let’s Talk About Gender

For so many reasons, not the least of which is the current news dominating all forms of media here in the United States right now about the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, gender is such an important issue for us to address. I hear things from women all that time that leave me humbled, confused, angry, and feeling like something has got to change in a big way. Gender can be a messy and confusing topic to talk about for many reasons, but it’s a conversation that must be had in...


The Power of Trust

Trust is something I’ve been focused on for most of my life. Sometimes it’s been easy to trust myself and others and sometimes it’s been a real challenge. Today, I’ll share my own insights and breakthroughs on trust and the four different types that are important in every aspect of our life. Trust me, it will be a good one! Key Takeaways: [2:55] This episode covers the four different types of trust that are important to everything we do in life and our relationships with ourselves and...


Maybe It’s You - Personal Responsibility with Lauren Handel Zander

This week, we are joined by a powerhouse of a life coach, university lecturer, public speaker, and author, Lauren Handel Zander. Lauren has over 20 years’ experience of challenging people to tell the truth, change their habits and really “cut the crap” in their life. She talks about the steps in her life that led her to found the Handel Group, an International Corporate Consulting and Life Coaching Company, that employs her no-nonsense and practical approach, the Handel Method. Her coaching...


How to Turn Disappointment Into Power

In today’s solo episode, we pull the cover off a “dirty word” almost all of us, myself included, try so hard to avoid — disappointment. I talk about what happens when we avoid it, how to recognize it and move through it, and what to do when someone or something disappoints us — or even worse — we disappoint others. Authentically feeling disappointed can actually allow us to unlock greater success and fulfillment. Key Takeaways: [4:59] A recent session with my coach Eleanor brought up...


The Importance of Lifelong Learning with Kelly Palmer

On today’s episode, I talk with Kelly Palmer. Kelly is the Chief Learning Officer at Degreed and Co-Author of the brand new book, The Expertise Economy, How The Smartest Companies Use Learning to Engage, Compete, and Succeed. Prior to that, she was the VP of Learning at Yahoo and Chief Learning Officer at LinkedIn. Kelly’s passionate about shaking up the antiquated models of learning and development in the corporate world and is an advocate of using technology to support an environment...


Leadership Without Titles with Drew Dudley

In today’s episode, I talk with leadership author, speaker, and entrepreneur Drew Dudley. Drew inspires us to appreciate leadership in all forms and rewire the way we think of what it truly means to be a leader. He shares some practical tips on how to discover the leader within ourselves, the power in recognizing leadership in ways that may not be traditional, his famous lollipop story from his viral TED talk, and the low down on why Canadians are so polite. Drew’s brand new book, This is...


How to Become a Remarkable Remote Leader with Kevin Eikenberry

During this week’s episode, Kevin Eikenberry, Chief Potential Officer of The Kevin Eikenberry Group and author of many influential leadership books joins me to discuss his new book, The Long-Distance Leader: Rules for Remarkable Remote Leadership. Kevin expresses the importance of an achievement mindset, how to encourage better choice management and the process of building trust through interactional, not transactional experiences. Key Takeaways: [2:40] What the phrase ‘bring your...


People, Profit, and The Planet with Carley Hauck

My guest on this week’s episode, Carley Hauck, is the founder of Living Well Awake. Her organization blends mindfulness, resilience, and responsible leadership with profitability through executive coaching and well-being consultations. Inspired by the Art of Happiness, by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Carley creates a curriculum designed to make others feel safe bringing their authentic selves to work and to inspire them to have a positive impact on the world. She teaches at Stanford, UC...


Bring Something New Into the World with Dave Blum

My guest on this week’s episode, Dave Blum, transforms different places in the world into living board games. He is the Founder and CEO of Dr. Clue, a team-building treasure hunt that builds trust, camaraderie, and empathy within the teams of some of the largest organizations in the world. His games give team members a common goal outside of the traditional office environment. He created his unique business based on what he thought he could contribute to the world. I'm grateful to have been...


We All Have a Role to Play in Change with Jennifer Brown

In this week’s episode, I speak with a top expert on diversity and inclusion, Jennifer Brown. She is the Founder, President, and CEO of Jennifer Brown Consulting and author of the best selling book, Inclusion: Diversity, The New Workplace & The Will to Change. Jennifer works with Fortune 500 companies all over the world to equip people with a clear diversity roadmap and to educate them about why inclusive behaviors are good leadership behaviors. Key Takeaways: [3:39] What the phrase...