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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

One Year Celebration!

10/5/2021
Today we welcome back Igor after a two month sabbatical and celebrate more than a year of podcasting. We spend some time catching up after taking a bit of a summer break from releasing podcast episodes, talk about some of the origins and inspirations that led us to start podcasting to begin with, get into some emerging tech ideas, and cap the episode off celebrating the last year and talking about what is next for us. Thanks for joining us after a year, we love doing this and hope you are...

Duration:00:51:32

Planning Your Ideal Week

9/14/2021
Today, we talk about planning your ideal week. As professionals, we live and die by our calendars and most of the time they are like a game of Tetris gone horribly wrong. Today we cover thoughts and ideas for regaining control of your calendar, managing expectations around your time, and making the time for things that are most important to you. Thanks for joining us today and don't forget to hit the subscribe button or reach out at hello@wannagrabcoffee.com.

Duration:00:43:24

#051 - How to Take Time Off

8/24/2021
Vacation days are one of the most finite resources we possess as non-retired humans. Most of us with "normal" 9-5 jobs tend to get between 10 and 25 days per year with little flexibility beyond that - regardless of salary. As our careers progress, income tends to rise, and business tends to increase along with it - leaving the potential for having more than enough money but struggling to find the time to recharge, regroup, and reconnect with the humans most important around us. In this...

Duration:00:38:56

#050 - Leading Through the Great Resignation

8/17/2021
In today's episode we talk about the https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/worklab/work-trend-index/hybrid-work (40% of workers) that are planning on leaving their job over the next 12 months and what we can do about it as leaders within our organization. Episode at a Glance: NPR coined the term Great Resignation as a way to label the abnormally high number of people planning on leaving their jobs as we begin to exit the worst of the pandemic. The decision to leave is largely driven by a desire...

Duration:00:34:16

#049 - Nine Lies About Work: Series Wrap Up

8/3/2021
Today we wrap up our Nine Lies About Work series with a brief recap of the lies and our overall reactions to the book. Overall, we think Nine Lies About Work is worth the time and energy to read, especially if you are in a leadership position or aspire to be at some point in your career. Thanks for joining us today and don't forget to hit the subscribe button or reach out at hello@wannagrabcoffee.com.

Duration:00:35:00

#048 - Digital Disconnect and Slowing Down

7/20/2021
Today the crew is back from 4th of July vacations and spend some time talking about how to unwind in the middle of a busy work-year. We all have slightly different approaches to taking time off and strategies to unwind as effectively as possible during the precious few vacation weeks we invest during our careers. Thanks for joining us today and don't forget to hit the subscribe button or reach out at hello@wannagrabcoffee.com.

Duration:00:24:43

#047 - Ideal Team Player Rewind

7/13/2021
The Wanna Grab Coffee? crew is on vacation this week so we are publishing a recent delivery of one of our most popular episodes around becoming The Ideal Team Player. This is a presentation Robert gives in our new-hire orientation expanding on some of the great work Patrick Lencioni discusses in his book The Ideal Team Player: https://www.tablegroup.com/product/ideal-team-player. We'll be back next week with brand new episodes. Thanks for joining us today and don't forget to hit the...

Duration:00:23:54

#046 - Returning to Work

6/22/2021
Today Igor and Robert discuss dynamics around returning to work and what leaders might expect as we enter this unknown period of change. Also, we are all taking some time off through July and August and might have a few gaps in our episode releases. Don't worry, we aren't going anywhere! We have lots of great content planned as we head into our second year of podcasting. Thanks for joining us today and don't forget to hit the subscribe button or reach out at hello@wannagrabcoffee.com.

Duration:00:24:48

#045 - Nine Lies About Work Series: Lie #9

6/15/2021
Lie: Leadership is a Thing Truth: We follow spikes Today we cover the final lie in our Nine Lies About Work series with Leadership is a Thing. It turns out, instead of classifying a leader as someone who possesses a pre-defined list of skills and developed some mastery over those skills (the traditional proxy for leadership) - we instead classify leaders as someone who has followers. And, it turns out, followers follow the "spikes" of others. They are attracted to the most defined and...

Duration:00:27:46

#044 - Performance Reviews

6/8/2021
Today we talk about performance reviews and the importance of how to manage them effectively as a leader (someone writing the review) or the person being reviewed. Whether or not performance reviews are done well within your organization, they represent a core part of the career growth process and should be taken seriously. In addition, performance reviews offer an opportunity for you to share your career narrative and get full credit for your growth over the last review period. Thanks for...

Duration:00:19:07

#043 - Nine Lies About Work Series: Lie #8

6/1/2021
Lie: Work/Life Balance Matters Most Truth: Live-in-work matters most We think the authors really hit their stride when they focus on the meta-work subjects and how to think about pulling those out of your team. "Burnout isn't the absence of balance, but the absence of love."Work is hard, the only way to do it sustainably is to have areas of work that you love. The number doesn't have to be that high - only around 20% and it's not a cure-all, because work is hard. BUT, if you love a good...

Duration:00:27:52

#042 - Nine Lies About Work Series: Lie #7

5/25/2021
Lie: People have potential Truth: People have momentum Potential is an intangible subjective opinion about someone that is rooted in almost a character trait instead of a tangible behavior or skill. You can't assess the potential of someone because we're all unique, our brains develop differently, we have different interests, we're all at different stages in our lives, etc. so. to bucket a person into one of two PERMANENT buckets, high-potential or low-potential might be well meaning but is...

Duration:00:39:36

#041 - Thought Leadership

5/18/2021
Back in 2010, Ben Horrowitz said "Content-free executives have no value in startups." As the information landscape around us continues to outpace our ability to manage it, this truism is affecting all knowledge workers - not just executives in the frontier of business and technology. It's not enough today to be a "generic" leader or thought worker. Today, we must have *perspective* about the world around us. Today it's vital that leaders are able to rapidly take in relevant information from...

Duration:00:44:25

#040 - Fear

5/11/2021
Today we sit down and talk about the impacts fear and anxiety have on our ability to live healthy and productive personal and professional lives. We are firm believers that everyone experiences fear and acts of *bravery* are individual's willingness to face their fears and move forward in spite of what they are feeling. This ability can have profound positive impacts on your life and career. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done. In this podcast, we cover practical tips to help think...

Duration:00:34:39

#039 - Nine Lies About Work Series: Lie #6

5/3/2021
Today we continue our discussion on the Nine Lies About Work book series with Lie #6 People Can Reliably Rate Other People. We cover the subtle difference between feedback given about an individual against an obscure set of criteria - with an arbitrary numerical scoring system - and the professional opinion and experience of the leader discussing how they experience/perceive the behaviors and performance of their directs. We believe the latter approach, recommended by the book, is a great...

Duration:00:40:30

#038 - Nine Lies About Work Series: Lie #5

4/26/2021
Today we continue our discussion on the Nine Lies About Work book series with Lie #5 People Need Feedback. We cover the difference between feedback and attention and why the ability to deliver effective positive and negative feedback is a cornerstone of strong leadership and management. As leaders, it's vital that we build exceptional relationships with our team as a prerequisite to delivering performance related feedback - especially negative feedback. We also cover 2 rules-of-thumb around...

Duration:00:45:56

#037 - What Does it Take to be an Executive?

4/19/2021
What is an executive? Today we focus our career discussion on the executive ranks of an organization. We talk about what the role of an executive is, what attributes make up an executive, and what skills we can all start building today to succeed as an executive. It turns out, defining an executive role is not straightforward. There are several attributes that can encompass a modern executive: Signing authority Weight of role power (towards the top of a multi-layered organization)...

Duration:00:34:58

#036 - Nine Lies About Work Series: Lie #4

4/12/2021
Today we continue our discussion on the Nine Lies About Work book series with Lie #4 The Best People are Well Rounded. We talk about the tradeoffs of investing in your strengths instead of weaknesses and how leaders can work to build an exceptional team through mobilizing the diverse strengths of those around them. Thanks for joining us today and don't forget to hit the subscribe button or reach out at hello@wannagrabcoffee.com.

Duration:00:56:00

#035 - Nine Lies About Work Series: Lie #3

4/5/2021
Today we continue our discussion on the Nine Lies About Work book series with Lie #3 The Best Companies Cascade Goals. We talk about the dual polarity of Management and Leadership and how we must keep a constant balance through articulating the meaning/values of the organization while still focusing on being effective and making progress. Thanks for joining us today and don't forget to hit the subscribe button or reach out at hello@wannagrabcoffee.com.

Duration:00:48:58

#034 - Adjusting to Your New Leadership Role

3/29/2021
How do you handle being a new leader and inheriting a team that is cold and disrespectful from the start? Today we answer another question from the internet around adjusting to a new leadership role. These situations are always unique, complex, and nuanced so we do our best to provide some support for a tricky situation. Thanks for joining us today and don't forget to hit the subscribe button or reach out at hello@wannagrabcoffee.com.

Duration:00:21:38