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Hot Mess Hotline

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Remember the start of The Real World? "Find out what happens when people stop being polite and start getting REAL." That's the inspiration behind this podcast. Leaders will learn from CEOs and others who've landed in a hot mess, and how they got themselves out.

Remember the start of The Real World? "Find out what happens when people stop being polite and start getting REAL." That's the inspiration behind this podcast. Leaders will learn from CEOs and others who've landed in a hot mess, and how they got themselves out.

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United States

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Remember the start of The Real World? "Find out what happens when people stop being polite and start getting REAL." That's the inspiration behind this podcast. Leaders will learn from CEOs and others who've landed in a hot mess, and how they got themselves out.

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English

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Episodes

Ep. 28: Why Fast Business Growth Didn't Stop in 2020 but was Redefined Instead with Armando Lanuti

1/18/2021
Last year, 2020, was the ultimate hot mess. And 2021 is also starting out with a bang. But there's always good that emerges during difficult times. This episode features Armando Lanuti, the president of Creative Works. This company designs the backdrop and experience in family entertainment centers. Their primary customers' businesses closed up shop when COVID hit. They were on track for a blockbuster year and then everything came to a screeching halt. But Armando's team demonstrated...

Duration:01:08:56

27: A Mini Mess on Why There IS an "I" in Team!

12/21/2020
We've all seen the inspirational placard "There's No I in Team!" If you want to know how to improve communication within a team, the first thing that you need to know is there IS an "I" in "Team" - and no, asserting your "I"-ness does NOT necessarily make you an A-Hole. I’m talking about how to build trust at work by bringing the personalities, individualism, and egos of your team away from the extremes and to a successful, productive place in the middle. Whether you've got the ultimate...

Duration:00:03:41

25: A Mini Mess on Why Time Management is a Myth

12/7/2020
Time management is a myth, and today, I’m going to talk about why – and what you should be doing instead to maximize the time you have, manage expectations at work and at home with the emergencies that inevitably arise, and get your best work done without the constant stress. Get more tips at https://www.stefaniekrievins.com/blog See the full blog post and transcript at https://stefaniekrievins.com/why-time-management-is-a-myth/ Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts and share with a...

Duration:00:04:25

23: A Mini Mess on Why Gen X is Awesome in the Workplace!

11/23/2020
Friends, growing up Gen X meant growing up in a really interesting time. We were independent, sometimes latchkey kids, bridging genres, friend cliques, interests, and more. This independence didn’t go away when we entered the workforce, either! It made us confident and awesome. Get more tips at https://www.stefaniekrievins.com/blog See the full blog post and transcript at https://stefaniekrievins.com/why-gen-x-is-awesome/ Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts and share with a friend...

Duration:00:05:29

21: How this President and Founder used her strategic plan to change everything

10/23/2020
If you’ve ever asked yourself, “So why is strategic planning important to a small company?” Sam Julka has your answer. As Sam discusses in this episode of the Hot Mess Hotline, she and her team had to figure out how to use tools in new ways, provide clients with a needed service, and keep their doors open despite everything changing. Listen to this episode now. See the full blog post at ...

Duration:00:32:34

20: How a network of trusted advisors helped this CEO pivot to a new strategic plan

10/23/2020
For Sam Julka, the President and Founder of DORIS Research, 2020 proved that strategic planning can sometimes have unintended or unexpected benefits, such as finding yourself with a team of great advisors during a global pandemic. As a business that revolves around researching the physical office space of other companies, Sam faced immediate client loss and hard decisions. It was clear that their 2020 strategic plan wasn’t going to happen, and instead, Sam needed a new plan. See the full...

Duration:00:32:54

19: How 1 Powerful Question Changed an Entire IT Team

10/8/2020
In Part 2 of Mike Loggins’ interview, we’re going behind the scenes to learn how Mike, a global vice president of IT, and his team changed their communication style by completely changing their workspace, and how “What can we do to make this work?” became the innovative question they needed to succeed. See the full blog post and transcript at https://www.stefaniekrievins.com/how-1-powerful-question-changed-an-entire-it-team Take the Hot Mess Quiz at...

Duration:00:35:19

18: How This IT Team Couldn’t Change Their Culture and Communication Until They Changed Where They Sat

10/8/2020
Mike Loggins, a global vice president of IT, and I discuss how to improve communication within a team on this episode of the Hot Mess Hotline. When it came to team communication strategies, Mike had some ridiculous ambiguity on his hands. Mike used to believe that if he just designed the best processes and bought the newest technology then, voila, there will be transformation and cultural change. Here’s what it really takes: thinking from a new perspective. Mike and his team figured out...

Duration:00:30:11

17: How a Nonprofit CEO Learned to Overcome Change Management Challenges and Experience Opportunity in the Pandemic

10/5/2020
Coming into 2020, when you thought of how to overcome change management challenges, you didn’t have the fallout of a global pandemic on your radar. If you’re Jim Morris, CEO of the Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity, you’re also facing the recent merger with another nonprofit. And this is after a nearly 8-year competitive struggle with the board and staff of an organization that you lead. My interview with Jim Morris has so many relevant lessons learned on how to overcome change management...

Duration:00:29:43

16: Complex Conflict This CEO Found Himself in for 8 Years

10/5/2020
Typically when I talk with a client about how to manage conflict, it’s within an organization. On this’s episode of the Hot Mess Hotline, Jim Morris, the CEO of Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity, and I discuss conflict with an outside, competing nonprofit. Jim found himself navigating both internal and external conflict as he spent 8 years in this hot mess with an organization that was supposed to be a collaborator, not a distraction. Learn how he handled it and more in this episode! See...

Duration:00:33:46

15: A Mini Mess on What is Change Management Training

9/28/2020
If you think change is hard, you’re doing it wrong. And you’re probably doing change management training wrong, too. So what is change management training, and what’s the number one secret that every Pro Troublemaker knows about change? Friends, that’s what I’m talking about in today’s video! I’m hitting three key points today in helping you to identify what change management training is best for your situation. Pro Troublemakers know that successfully answering “What is Change...

Duration:00:04:41

14: What is Coaching? A Mini Mess on How to Find A Great Coach

9/21/2020
Over the years I’ve learned that when people ask me what I do for a living, they always have a follow up question! For some, it’s how to deal with *that* coworker or boss: managing conflict within a team, what to do when you report to several people, and so on. For others, it’s how to reach that next level in the workplace, whether seeking a promotion, finding a new job, or beginning to think about how to start the succession planning process. But the biggest question is “What IS coaching,...

Duration:00:05:40

13: A Mini Mess on Why You Don't Cut Your Professional Development Budget

9/14/2020
Leaders, it’s time to budget for 2021 and today I’m here to say don’t cut your professional development budget! I know it can be tempting, or even seem reasonable, to make cuts here. We’re approaching the recovery phase of COVID-19, you may be tasked with cutting costs in your budget, and you may not even be sure how much to budget for professional development! Despite the uncertainty, I’ll say it again: don’t cut your professional development budget! I’ve got three tips to share with you...

Duration:00:04:32

12: How to Develop Connection in a Virtual and Uncertain World: A Hot Mess Webinar with Motivosity

9/7/2020
As a leader, it's not up to you to keep everyone happy and motivated all the time. But it IS up to you to lead the way on creating a culture where employees motivate each other, where healthy conflict is encouraged, and where social and emotional connections are built even without physical proximity. The webinar starts off with two participant questions, "What's the #1 impact you've seen on your team because of COVID-19 and the sudden shift to working remotely?" and "What's the most...

Duration:01:04:49

11: A Mini Mess on How To Improve Communication

8/31/2020
Want to talk about the biggest factor in your team’s success? Want to talk about what success factors are important to small business owners? Want to talk about how to improve change management? Friends, that’s what you’ve got to do: TALK! Today’s Mini Mess is all about how to improve communication within your team. And while there’s no Golden Ticket to communication, there is a Golden Idea, and I’ll share it with you today. Then, I’ll give you three of my favorite resources for...

Duration:00:04:47

10: A Mini Mess On Setting SMART Goals

8/24/2020
Here’s the thing about SMART goals: they’re here to stay. Look no further than a quick Google search to tell you that SMART goals are an essential part of strategic planning for any workplace that wants to be successful in reaching their quarterly, annual, or multi-year objectives. In today's Mini Mess episode, originally recorded in January 2020, I'm talking about how SMART goals can help create focus and clarity. So why, when they’re introduced in a meeting, are your coworkers’ eyes more...

Duration:00:06:29

9: A Mini Mess on How To Build Trust

8/17/2020
When I start working with a team, the issues that I hear most often are trust, communication, and other problems that are rooted in trust and communication. Today, I’m focusing on how to build trust at work. Leaders, trust starts with you, and what I have to say about what you need to share and what you need to say may make you a little nervous. But ultimately, developing this skill will allow your team to trust you more. This trust will spill over into how they trust and communicate with...

Duration:00:04:08

8: A Mini Mess On Setting SHIFT Goals

8/10/2020
If you've been here awhile, you know I'm a person who likes to get the real shizz done. I love talking sales, strategy, stakeholders, small business and salsa (so if you decide to conduct a goal-setting strategy session over chips and dip, I just might join you). In today's Mini Mess episode, originally recorded in January 2020, it’s time to talk about how to set meaningful, motivational goals to best align with not only your project management needs, but with what really, REALLY inspires...

Duration:00:05:56

7: A Mini Mess On What's Holding Gen X Back In The Workplace

8/3/2020
Gen X is often called the sandwich generation, and while that phrase is certainly true on the home front, it's applicable to the workplace as well. My fellow Gen Xers are sandwiched between Baby Boomer CEOs and leadership and managing Millennial team members, and frankly, we're burning out. In today's Mini Mess episode, I'm talking about Generation X motivation in the workplace and THEN, I'm talking about what to do about it, and why it's so important to take that step! Get more tips at...

Duration:00:04:20

6: A Conversation with Doug Miller

6/19/2020
In this episode, Stefanie talks with Doug Miller, the Owner & CEO of Brightworks, about his company’s experience with the COVID-19 pandemic and how his advanced-preparedness mindset helped his team immediately and seamlessly transition to an entirely virtual office while continuing to provide customer support. Pro Troublemaker Nation founder Stefanie Krievins draws on conversations with guest CEOs and leaders, her own clients’ experiences, and the expertise of leading change-management...

Duration:00:50:16