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Being Well Known with Marcus Bell

7/8/2019
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Marcus “Bellringer” Bell is an American music producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, singer, social media influencer, activist and entrepreneur. Having first participated with Influence Ecology in March of 2012, we interviewed him in Aug 2016 - and focused on deliberate practice - that "most people don't and won't practice". His piano practice began at age 2 with The post Being Well Known with Marcus Bell appeared first on Influence Ecology.

Duration:00:47:35

Knowing Requires Doing and Fitness Requires Practice with Suzanne Pool

6/24/2019
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To develop our fitness to transact effectively, we must practice. For example, consider how we get competent at swimming. We could read about it, study it, watch videos, discuss it, and perhaps even practice on dry land and yet still we wouldn’t know swimming until we got into the water and tested our understanding through The post Knowing Requires Doing and Fitness Requires Practice with Suzanne Pool appeared first on Influence Ecology.

Duration:00:44:40

Influential Environments with Christopher Mercier

6/17/2019
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In Inglewood, California, Christopher Mercier, President and Design Principal of (fer) studio builds award-winning Contemporary Iconic Architecture designed by a process whereby the final form is a result of a unique and collaborative design research method entitled Form Environment Research - or (fer) studio for short. FER's approach is to produce a unique iconic form The post Influential Environments with Christopher Mercier appeared first on Influence Ecology.

Duration:00:42:18

Asking for Help with Moira Clay

6/12/2019
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What are you working on? Are you busy being busy? Many of us can end a day wondering what we've accomplished, yet know we were quite active. How do we know we're working on the right thing? In today's interview, we address how slowing down to speed up, accurate thinking, and asking for help can The post Asking for Help with Moira Clay appeared first on Influence Ecology.

Duration:00:24:37

The Bankruptcy of Magical Thinking with Kristen Moeller

6/3/2019
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Kristen Moeller is a literary agent, author, and speaker who lives in the mountains of Colorado. Her career includes an acquisitions editor at Morgan James Publishing and executive publisher for Persona Publishing. She is now an agent at Waterside Productions, the literary home of Eckhart Tolle, Neale Donald Walsch, Jean Houston, and other luminaries. She The post The Bankruptcy of Magical Thinking with Kristen Moeller appeared first on Influence Ecology.

Duration:00:52:16

Welcome to Your Brain with Cory Shepherd

6/18/2018
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We all think we know more than we actually do. Do you know how paper is made? How does a toilet work? How about a pen? Our species has produced sophisticated technologies, cities, and accomplishments, but most of us don’t honestly know how these things work. How can we aspire to so much despite understanding The post Welcome to Your Brain with Cory Shepherd appeared first on Influence Ecology.

Duration:00:37:22

Some Possibilities Are Dangerous with John Severson

6/4/2018
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Swimming in possibilities and excitement might be more detrimental than we think. As a biological ‘exchange animal,’ our moods and transactions are inextricably linked. We read or mimic the moods of others faster than we recognize their words. We've all learned the hard way that a text or email can't include the wordless cues like The post Some Possibilities Are Dangerous with John Severson appeared first on Influence Ecology.

Duration:00:39:46

Put Your Oxygen Mask On First with Jenn Oliver

5/21/2018
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Jenn Oliver, Senior Director of Service for the Academic Division at the University of Virginia, has learned a valuable lesson about what we refer to as "putting the mask on first." Before her study with Influence Ecology, primarily, other people's needs informed her plans. Her work was oriented only around doing for others, leaving her The post Put Your Oxygen Mask On First with Jenn Oliver appeared first on Influence Ecology.

Duration:00:33:15

From Talented Generalist to Agile Specialist with Simon Chesney

5/7/2018
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Simon Chesney's journey is a case study in the benefits of evolving from a talented generalist to a unique specialist. He's learned that specialization and differentiation can help him build a valued identity and that it’s possible to incorporate and combine his past experiences and expertise with his newly acquired specialized knowledge. Simon Chesney is The post From Talented Generalist to Agile Specialist with Simon Chesney appeared first on Influence Ecology.

Duration:00:36:56

Slow Down to Speed Up with Matthew Jackson

4/23/2018
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Ever found inspiration in the William H. Murray quote: "Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it! Boldness has genius, magic, and power in it”? How about this one by Daniel Burnham: "Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized"? While these The post Slow Down to Speed Up with Matthew Jackson appeared first on Influence Ecology.

Duration:00:35:30

Founding Transactionalism with Kirkland Tibbels

4/9/2018
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Influence Ecology launched its first podcast episode in August of 2016 and saw our listener base grow to 70 countries and counting. This episode is our 50th, and my special guest is Influence Ecology's very own Kirkland Tibbels. You often hear him on the closing talk that underscores the primary point of each episode. Today, The post Founding Transactionalism with Kirkland Tibbels appeared first on Influence Ecology.

Duration:00:45:36

Always an Aspect, Never an Entity with Sarah Shepherd

3/26/2018
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Is it better to be more selfless or more selfish? If you're like most people, you probably treat one of these behaviors as the more preferred way to act. But have you ever considered that in either case, someone gets reciprocally dismissed? Those too selfless can leave others enabled while devaluing themselves; those too selfish can The post Always an Aspect, Never an Entity with Sarah Shepherd appeared first on Influence Ecology.

Duration:00:47:48

The Guardian of Standards with Karl Strand

3/12/2018
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Who keeps us from falling off the proverbial cliff? While some are naturally inclined to dream new ideas and others can't help but build new relationships, there is a segment of society whose entire focus and role are to protect us from our poorly constructed shortcuts. This typically skeptical personality recognizes that nothing around us The post The Guardian of Standards with Karl Strand appeared first on Influence Ecology.

Duration:00:46:23

Embrace Your Naïveté with Drew Knowles

2/26/2018
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We all can observe naïveté in others, but can we identify it in ourselves? As a poster child for ambition, Drew Knowles is a case study in embracing his naïveté. This episode describes and demonstrates what we mean by the term State of Mind: the state or condition of one’s thinking or knowing. We address The post Embrace Your Naïveté with Drew Knowles appeared first on Influence Ecology.

Duration:00:48:56

I Took Too Many Risks with Johnny Washington

2/12/2018
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With an aim to make the most money he could, Johnny Washington, from McKinney, Texas, acknowledges that he used to take way too many risks. Amped on the rush-to-action tendencies typical of the idea-oriented personality, he thought he could do just about anything he imagined. He produced many significant breakdowns, and burdened by some of The post I Took Too Many Risks with Johnny Washington appeared first on Influence Ecology.

Duration:00:28:42

Special Episode: Faculty Dinner with the CEO

1/29/2018
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Our 2018 Annual Member Conference in Los Cabos included a podcast episode dinner with a few members of our faculty. You'll hear from Vice President Drew Knowles, Dr. Gary Ward, James Walls, Marne Power, and Suzanne Pool—five faculty from five different countries—as we dialogue about why Influence Ecology has become their tribe and speculate on The post Special Episode: Faculty Dinner with the CEO appeared first on Influence Ecology.

Duration:00:55:31

The Conceit of Independence with Tara Collison, Ph.D.

1/15/2018
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Always willing to help, but never able to ask for it, Tara Collison's journey as a student of Influence Ecology is a useful case study in the conceit of independence. She discovered that her ‘independence’ was merely ego and that this view and the subsequent actions alienated others, left her exhausted, and had long-term consequences The post The Conceit of Independence with Tara Collison, Ph.D. appeared first on Influence Ecology.

Duration:00:37:01

The Elements of Value with Craig Bouck

1/1/2018
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Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture designs buildings and places that bring people together. As award-winning architects, their projects are sharply differentiated from competitors, but the final selection still often won to price. Wanting more control of their future, CEO Craig Bouck pursued an education in the elements of value; the firm had mastered practical utility, but The post The Elements of Value with Craig Bouck appeared first on Influence Ecology.

Duration:00:38:57

Are You High Cost? with Dr. Sarah Jane Meharg

12/18/2017
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As Canada’s authority on cultural reconstruction in complex emergencies, Dr. Sarah Jane Meharg is the principal and founder of Peace and Conflict Planners, often called upon by the Canadian Forces to help stabilize war-torn or post-disaster affected communities. She's authored two books: one on navigating the military and humanitarian divide and the other on measuring The post Are You High Cost? with Dr. Sarah Jane Meharg appeared first on Influence Ecology.

Duration:00:45:08

A Powerful Identity with Ron Sprengeler

12/4/2017
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How do you produce a robust identity amongst thousands of peers in a large corporate environment? Ron Sprengeler is someone who's done just that. Rather than join the naïve ranks of those whose viewpoint is that the job alone entitles them to a respected identity, Ron's case study demonstrates how to produce a powerful corporate identity in two The post A Powerful Identity with Ron Sprengeler appeared first on Influence Ecology.

Duration:00:42:28