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A podcast about all of the topics we discuss during our mid-day coffee breaks. We bring you stories, thoughts, and ideas around life as a professional, leadership concepts, and work/life balance. We view career and leadership development as a practice that spans decades and we are excited to go on this journey with you.

A podcast about all of the topics we discuss during our mid-day coffee breaks. We bring you stories, thoughts, and ideas around life as a professional, leadership concepts, and work/life balance. We view career and leadership development as a practice that spans decades and we are excited to go on this journey with you.

Location:

United States

Description:

A podcast about all of the topics we discuss during our mid-day coffee breaks. We bring you stories, thoughts, and ideas around life as a professional, leadership concepts, and work/life balance. We view career and leadership development as a practice that spans decades and we are excited to go on this journey with you.

Language:

English

Contact:

2149860739


Episodes

#016 - PERMA-V: Engagement Through Character Strengths And Weaknesses

11/23/2020
In today's episode, Robert, Igor, and Charles continue our discussion on Engagement through the lens of Signature Strengths and weaknesses. We cover how to interpret behavioral and strengths-based assessments and what to do about the results. Our personal perspective is that these assessments are best viewed through an optimistic lens - focusing on the benefits articulated versus getting hung up on the downside. Thanks for joining us today and don't forget to subscribe and drop us a line at...

Duration:00:37:27

#015 - November 2020 Apple Event Reflections

11/16/2020
We're back with another fresh take on the recent November 2020 Apple Event. Igor and Robert discuss Apple's strategy around the M1 chip, how Apple devices can help stave off the "infinity pool" distraction apps we are bombarded with every day, and talk through our long-term outlook on Apple as one of the largest companies on the planet. This is definitely something we would be talking about over coffee if we were able to meet in person and you are invited to be a fly on the wall. If you want...

Duration:00:27:23

#014 - PERMA-V: Engagement and the Flow State

11/9/2020
Welcome to the Wanna Grab Coffee? Podcast. In today's episode, Robert, Igor, and Charles continue our series diving into the PERMA-V model of well-being by talking about E - Engagement. Engagement, is about flow, the flow state. We've all heard of elite athletes, world class musicians, and even experienced for ourselves losing a sense of self and losing track of time. Not a mindless way, but in a very focus and engaged way. That's Engagement. We discuss flow, the conditions required for...

Duration:00:31:21

#013 - Design Thinking for Non-Designers

11/2/2020
Igor and Robert discuss the core concepts behind Design Thinking and how you can apply them in a non-designer career. Components of Design Thinking Human Centered – having empathy for the people you are designing products and services for Integrative – looking at situations in a different way, thinking through the consequences of those decisions, and ultimately coming up with new solutions that go way beyond just improving the existing alternatives Action Oriented - Design Thinking is much...

Duration:00:32:11

#012 - PERMA-V: Positive Emotions and Savoring the Best Parts of Life

10/26/2020
In today's episode Robert, Igor, and Charles dive deeper into the PERMA-V model of well-being by exploring "P" for Positive Emotions. We've talked about Gratitude on the podcast already which is a simple but powerful practice that increase positive emotions. Today we'll be focusing on the concept of Savoring as a way to amplify and enhance positive emotions that already exist in our lives. The Positive Psychology definition of Savoring is the use of thoughts and actions, to increase the...

Duration:00:41:08

#011 - Focus on Developing Your Strengths, Not Your Weaknesses

10/19/2020
In today's episode we discuss why investing in your strengths is way better than focusing on your weaknesses for long term career success, and the one instance where that approach breaks down. As always, don't forget to hit the subscribe button on your podcast player of choice. And feel free to drop us a line at hello@wannagrabcoffee.com or on Twitter https://twitter.com/wannagrabcoffee/ (@wannagrabcoffee).

Duration:00:36:39

#010 - Off Topic Thursday: Apple Keynote Event Reflections

10/15/2020
Igor and Robert nerd out on the recent Apple Keynote Event from October 13th 2020 and share their reflections about exceptional production value, new products, and Apple’s evolution as an organization.

Duration:00:19:07

#009 - PERMA-V: How to Flourish in Work and Life

10/12/2020
Today, we discuss what it takes to flourish in work and life, drawing upon the vast research and practice from the world of Positive Psychology. Positive Psychology focuses on the aspects of life that make it worth living and can help us increase our individual wellbeing, as well as the wellbeing of any organization or society in general. In his book https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9744812-flourish (Flourish), Martin Seligman discusses his theory of Well-Being and the five elements of...

Duration:00:28:06

#008 - Becoming the Ideal Team Player

10/5/2020
Today's episode is a recording of a presentation Robert gave on Becoming an Ideal Team Player at our recent new hire onboarding week. The Ideal Team Player concept was developed by Patrick Lencioni and is critical to long-term career success. In this discussion, I show how exceptional teams change the world, how exceptional teams are made up of Ideal Team Players, and the behaviors required to become an effective Ideal Team Player. Finally, we cover some practical tips and tools that can...

Duration:00:26:27

#007 - Voluntary Discomfort and Well-Being

9/28/2020
This episode is a recording of a presentation Charles gave on his career journey at our recent new-hire onboarding week. Charles uses his journey to talk about the importance of thinking about a career as part of a life-long journey of growth, the need for a mental model to better facilitate work-life balance and well-being, and imposter syndrome as a roadblock to growth. Finally, Charles talks about the practice of voluntary discomfort as a way to inoculate us against fear and the...

Duration:00:41:56

#006 - Gratitude: An Essential Leadership and Life Skill

9/21/2020
In today's episode, Robert, Igor, and Charles discuss Gratitude as a key life and leadership skill that can accelerate your growth and enhance your wellbeing. We talk about the role Gratitude plays in our personal and professional lives, and discuss ways that gratitude can simultaneously improve your personal well being, the effectiveness of your team, and the broader environment around you. We referenced the following resources during our discussion, be sure to check them out if they piqued...

Duration:00:36:47

#005 - 3 Practical Tips to Level Up Your Virtual Onboarding Experience

9/18/2020
Today we give three quick and practical tips for how to level-up your onboarding experience when starting a new job in a virtual world. Whether you are a new college graduate starting your first job, an experienced hire joining a new organization, or a leader looking to help onboard your team more effectively - this cast is for you. Our three practical tips at-a-glance: Level up your space Level up your virtual relationships Level up your 100-day plan If you are in the process of...

Duration:00:12:24

#004 - Accelerate Your Career with the Talent Stack

9/10/2020
Igor, Charles, and Robert discuss the concept of the Talent Stack and how you can use it as a guide for long-term career growth. This is definitely a concept we wish we knew early on in our careers. Whether you are trying to get unstuck in your career and don't know where to go next, aiming towards that next big promotion, or looking to add a little flavor to your personal and professional life - the talent stack can keep you focused on your long term goals while providing clarity on what to...

Duration:00:39:39

#003 - Take a Break! Time Off and the Trip Report

8/28/2020
Charles, Igor, and Robert continue the discussion on taking intentional downtime to increase our physical, mental, and relationship wellbeing during times of crisis. We also discuss the idea of creating a Trip Report to share with our team when we return. The Trip Report was made famous by Bill Campbell, in the Trillion Dollar Coach when he suggested the Management Team at Google share details of their travels in order to build trust across the team. Thanks for joining us today and we'd love...

Duration:00:09:39

#002 - Take a Break! The Importance of Intentional Downtime

8/28/2020
In our first ever episode recorded as a group, Charles, Igor, and I discuss the importance of taking a break. We talk about the tricks our brain plays on us as we think what we are doing in this moment is too important to put down and some of the motivations behind such thinking. We also cover some of the physical, emotional, and relational health impacts around deferring intentional downtime. And, finally, we share some practical tips for leaders and individual contributors around how to...

Duration:00:30:33

#001 - Leading in a Crisis: Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

8/20/2020
Super excited to talk to Charles about leading in times of uncertainty. We discuss Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, how the framework applies to everyday leadership situations, and practical ways to adapt your style during a crisis.

Duration:00:10:25