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No Ego, hosted by thought leader Cy Wakeman, will give you the tools you need as a leader to to ditch the drama, end entitlement, and drive big results in your workplace and your worldplace. It is high time to reinvent leadership thinking. Stop worrying about your employees’ happiness, and start worrying about their accountability.

No Ego, hosted by thought leader Cy Wakeman, will give you the tools you need as a leader to to ditch the drama, end entitlement, and drive big results in your workplace and your worldplace. It is high time to reinvent leadership thinking. Stop worrying about your employees’ happiness, and start worrying about their accountability.
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No Ego, hosted by thought leader Cy Wakeman, will give you the tools you need as a leader to to ditch the drama, end entitlement, and drive big results in your workplace and your worldplace. It is high time to reinvent leadership thinking. Stop worrying about your employees’ happiness, and start worrying about their accountability.




S2E59: Dr. Judy Ho PHD, Stop Self-Sabotage

My guest this week is a clinical and forensic neuropsychologist and co-host of The Doctors. She regularly appears as an expert psychologist on TV and is the author of Stop Self-Sabotage. In our chat, Dr. Ho shares the 4 factors that trigger self-sabotage as well as practical techniques for moving beyond these negative thought patterns. We also talk about the imposter syndrome, aligning values with your goals and how to better handle change. Follow Judy @drjudyho Buy her book: Stop...


#4 Limiting Beliefs That Hold Women Back: "It's too good to be true!"

In our 4th and final episode in this series, Dr. Sasha Shillcutt and I are talking about how we as women tend to play small, minimize our successes and think, it's just too good to be true. The reality is that these thoughts are rooted in fear and scarcity, and we can all choose to move beyond this negative self-talk in order to achieve more joy in our lives. We'd love it if you shared this series with all the women in your life! Follow both of us @cywakeman and @become_brave_enough Have...


S2E58: Safi Bahcall, How to Nurture Crazy Ideas that Win

I'm excited to introduce you to Safi Bahcall, a physicist, entrepreneur, and the bestselling author of Loonshots. Safi talks about the competing forces in a company that suddenly change from embracing wild new ideas to rigidly rejecting them. So many organizations are focused on culture, but Safi emphasizes the importance of small shifts in the structure of an organization that can have a radical breakthrough in group behavior. Buy Loonshots: Follow Safi @SafiBahcall


#3 Limiting Beliefs That Hold Women Back: Failing Makes You A Failure

In our 3rd episode of this 4-part podcast series, Sasha Shillcutt and I are addressing another big thing that holds women back: our misconceptions around failure and how we can move on from it. We’ll also talk about the limiting factors of internalizing failures without properly reflecting on them. Follow Sasha @become_brave_enough Have a question for us? Submit it anonymously here:


S2E57: Answering Your Workplace Drama Questions

I asked for your questions about the philosophy a week or so ago and got over 100 responses! I'm answering 2 of them today with Alex Dorr, our VP of People Evolution. "I don't always have 10 minutes to react without emotion. Sometimes I feel like I need 10 hours to respond with grace! However, a response is often needed in 10 seconds. How can I maneuver these 'right now' situations?" - Suzy Kraemer "How can I coach the highly-engaged but low-accountable employee, especially when there is a...


#2 Limiting Beliefs That Hold Women Back: Comparison and Preconceived Notions

In episode #2 of this 4-part series on limiting beliefs that hold women back, Sasha Shillcut and I are discussing preconceived notions we have of women around us, comparison, competition and stereotypes and the toxic roles they play in our relationships. We’ll cover breaking down the stories we tell ourselves so that we can separate the drama and misery from peace and joy. Follow Sasha @become_brave_enough Have a question for us? Submit it anonymously here:


S2E56: Dealing with Change in the Workplace

Alex Dorr (VP of People Evolution and Speaker/Trainer with RBL) and I are riffing on a bunch of great topics around change today that we commonly hear or see on the road. Topics we cover include: - How to handle change fatigue - Why we resist change and how to develop resilience - Why standardization is your friend - What's yours and what is the organization's when it comes to decisions Follow Alex @alexmdorr and listen to his podcast, The Carvery:


#1 Limiting Beliefs That Hold Women Back: It's all or nothing!

Ladies, I'm so excited to share this series with you, posting every Wednesday for the next 4 weeks. Dr. Sasha Shillcut and I are going to be breaking down the most common limiting beliefs that hold women back and ultimately limit our success and happiness. This week we're going to tackle a major thought distortion we all struggle with: All or nothing thinking! We'll also talk about how perfectionism keeps us from doing brave new things. Follow Sasha @become_brave_enough Have a question...


S2E55: Stop Enabling

Today I'm talking about a question I get a lot on the road, which is: How can I make somebody else do something? What I find is many organizations are talking a lot about accountability, but when it comes to the day to day, our behaviors, words, and processes enable the exact opposite of what we are wanting to create. In this episode, I share examples of how you can stop enabling others both at home and work. SPECIAL SERIES FOR WOMEN! Tune in on Wednesdays for a series with Dr. Sasha...


S2E54: Maren Showkeir, Living with Intention and Authenticity

Meet one of my favorite people: Maren Showkeir, a fellow author, teacher, yogini, and editor of my book, No Ego. She and I are so aligned in our philosophies on life and work - especially when it comes to accountability, ditching the victim mindset, how we cause our own suffering and getting intentional about how we show up at work and in our personal lives. This conversation will motivate you to tune into your intentions and light a fire under your commitment to practice it...


S2E53: How HR Can Lead Cultural Change

This week I'm sharing a special pre-recorded interview with Paycom's HR Break Room at the SHRM 2019 Annual Conference. Our topic is how HR can lead cultural change. Some things we discuss are: Why I think HR has traditionally fueled drama, what we can learn from Millennials about pushing for and embracing change, how we can get our teams to embrace new technology, and how we can create a culture that is nimble and ready for what's next. Loving this podcast? Leave me a review and share your...


Sarah Morgan, How To Be an Ally at Work

This is a special episode with a great friend of mine in the HR world, Sarah Morgan. I've been following along with her podcast, blog and #BlackBlogsMatter Challenge for a while now and am always impressed with how she is working to evolve HR practitioners and workplaces everywhere. The topic of our conversation today is about a blog she wrote: "What's in an Ally?" where she talks about the 5 things that really make you an ally at work and how to talk about tough issues surrounding diversity...


S2E52: Beth Wonson, What Holds Us Back From Great Leadership

Beth Wonson, a Speaker, Facilitator, Coach, and Author, is my guest this week, whose brain-based research helped her recognize how emotions, stories, thinking errors, and fears impact our ability to create positive work environments. For the past two decades, she’s studied how leaders working in isolation and staff working in competitive silos adversely affect the prosperity and growth of the whole. You'll love her tips for how to navigate challenging dialogue! Learn more about Beth's...


S2E51: Tayo Rockson, Use Your Difference to Make a Difference

My guest this week is Tayo Rockson, a storyteller, cultural translator, and brand strategist for change-makers on a mission to use his difference to make a difference. Our conversation today has me reflecting on how we can make better cross-cultural connections, focus not on our intentions, but our impact, and live with radical self-awareness as we seek to better understand the world around us. Follow Tayo everywhere on social @tayorockson Pre-Order Tayo's book coming out Sept 4: Use Your...


S2E50: Keith Risinger, Building Accountable Teams

This week, I'm chatting with Keith Risinger, HR Director for Leadership Development at Eli Lilly and Company, whom I have known for 5 years and is an excellent practitioner of the RBL philosophy. Keith and I regularly exchange ideas on how we are changing mindsets and building accountable teams on the daily. I think you'll love hearing about his favorite tools to build accountable teams! Want more of my content? Follow me everywhere on social @cywakeman Subscribe to my YouTube channel:...


S2E49: Leading Better Meetings

We've all been in meetings that go astray or are unproductive, and leave us completely frustrated. In today's episode, I'm answering a couple more questions from you about this very topic! I'll be sharing my best tips and tools to make your meetings go smoothly and keep drama out of it, whether you are leading it, or simply a participant. Think Inside the Box Tool: More Free Tools: Loving this podcast? I'd love to hear from you! Leave me a...


S2E48: Kristen Hadeed, Permission to Screw Up

Kristen Hadeed founded Student Maid in college with zero knowledge about leadership or running a company. Along the way, she has uncovered some pretty awesome truths about how to build teams and workplaces that are engaged and create results. Kristen's company is more than just about cleaning toilets, it's about building the future generation of leaders. Listen in as she talks about authenticity, limiting beliefs and giving herself permission to screw up. Learn more at...


S2E47: Oscar Trimboli, Creating Deep Listeners

My guest this week is on a quest to create 100 million deep listeners, and he just converted one more in me! Oscar Trimboli, an author and keynote speaker, has some incredibly practical tips for becoming a better listener. You'll also learn about the top myths of listening and the 4 villains of listening. Find out which deep listening crimes you are committing! Learn more at Loving this podcast? Leave me a rating and a review!


S2E46: 3 Questions That Will Change Your Life

In my personal life, I discovered 3 questions that literally changed my life. When I used them in the workplace, I realized it had a major impact on reducing suffering and stress on my teams, and increasing productivity, creativity, teamwork, and happiness. We all have an ego that distorts our view of reality and leads us down the wrong path unless we are aware of it and have the tools to move us into our high selves. These 3 questions are just the tools you need to free you from your ego...


S2E45: Succeed in Spite of Your Reality

On today’s episode, I’m answering some of YOUR questions about how to succeed in spite of changes and stress at work. 1. My team gets stressed at work when someone else makes a mistake. How can I reduce their suffering and get them helping, instead of judging? 2. We are moving into a new space within the year and there is a lot of turmoil and drama on the team. How can I get them to see the new opportunities instead of the negative? Have a question you’d like me to answer? Submit it here:...