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We're All in This Together

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On We're All In This Together, leadership, teamwork, and company culture expert Mike Robbins shares his wisdom and insight, and also interviews interesting and influential business leaders, thought leaders, and change makers. Over the past 20 years, Mike has partnered with people, leaders, and teams within top organizations like Google, Wells Fargo, Microsoft, Schwab, the NBA, Genentech, eBay, the Oakland A's, and many others. He gets real about his own experience and with his guests, so that you can learn the truth behind his and their stories, how they've overcome challenges, and specifics tips about leadership, teamwork, culture, and life. These conversations are designed to give you practical ideas, insights, and techniques to enhance your success, impact, and the performance of your team. For more information on Mike Robbins and his work, visit www.Mike-Robbins.com

On We're All In This Together, leadership, teamwork, and company culture expert Mike Robbins shares his wisdom and insight, and also interviews interesting and influential business leaders, thought leaders, and change makers. Over the past 20 years, Mike has partnered with people, leaders, and teams within top organizations like Google, Wells Fargo, Microsoft, Schwab, the NBA, Genentech, eBay, the Oakland A's, and many others. He gets real about his own experience and with his guests, so that you can learn the truth behind his and their stories, how they've overcome challenges, and specifics tips about leadership, teamwork, culture, and life. These conversations are designed to give you practical ideas, insights, and techniques to enhance your success, impact, and the performance of your team. For more information on Mike Robbins and his work, visit www.Mike-Robbins.com

Location:

Novato, CA

Description:

On We're All In This Together, leadership, teamwork, and company culture expert Mike Robbins shares his wisdom and insight, and also interviews interesting and influential business leaders, thought leaders, and change makers. Over the past 20 years, Mike has partnered with people, leaders, and teams within top organizations like Google, Wells Fargo, Microsoft, Schwab, the NBA, Genentech, eBay, the Oakland A's, and many others. He gets real about his own experience and with his guests, so that you can learn the truth behind his and their stories, how they've overcome challenges, and specifics tips about leadership, teamwork, culture, and life. These conversations are designed to give you practical ideas, insights, and techniques to enhance your success, impact, and the performance of your team. For more information on Mike Robbins and his work, visit www.Mike-Robbins.com

Language:

English

Contact:

(415) 234-6251


Episodes

You Deserve Rest and Relaxation

5/17/2022
Resting and relaxing are two things I enjoy but find challenging to do. Living in a world that is obsessed with hard work, productivity, and results, it can be difficult for many of us to find the time and feel like we deserve to relax. On this episode, I talk about some of the specific reasons resting can be hard for us. I also share some tips for how we can embrace relaxation more effectively…and why it is so important to do so, especially right now. Resources: We’re All in This...

Duration:00:24:31

It’s Okay to Not Know

5/10/2022
There are a lot of things I don’t understand or know how to do. However, I sometimes find not knowing to be quite frustrating, vulnerable, and uncomfortable. On this episode, I talk about why we have a hard time with not knowing, some specific things we can do to embrace this, and what the benefits are of doing so - for us and those around us. Resources: We’re All in This Together (new paperback edition), by Mike Robbins Mike Robbins Website Mike Robbins Blog Mike Robbins...

Duration:00:25:29

How to Stay Grounded in the Midst of Uncertainty

5/3/2022
With all of the stress and uncertainty that we’ve been through these past few years (and continue to experience today), it can be challenging to stay grounded. I’ve noticed my own difficulty to stay calm in the midst of challenges has increased recently. On this episode, I discuss five specific things we can do to stay grounded, even and especially when things are hard. Resources: We’re All in This Together (new paperback edition), by Mike Robbins Mike Robbins Website Mike Robbins...

Duration:00:25:31

Acceptance, Surrender, and Embracing Powerlessness

4/26/2022
In a recent session with my counselor, Eleanor, the themes of acceptance, surrender, and embracing powerlessness came up once again. These things are both very important and incredibly challenging for me and so many of us. On this episode, I talk about why each of these are essential, especially right now, and also why they can be difficult for us to embody. I also share a specific technique for how we can more deeply and effectively make peace with anything and everything we’re facing these...

Duration:00:27:41

What I’ve Learned from Testing Positive

4/19/2022
I tested positive for Covid this past week. Thankfully, my symptoms were pretty manageable, my family members have all tested negative, and I’m feeling better. Getting the positive test results, being sick, and isolating myself in my office has been interesting and challenging, particularly mentally and emotionally. On this episode, I share some of this experience and what I’ve been learning…and how it relates to both how we continue to navigate through this pandemic, and also how we can...

Duration:00:23:14

You Don’t Always Have to Suck it Up

4/12/2022
Our 13 year old daughter Rosie said to me recently, “Dad, you don’t always have to suck it up.” Her feedback stopped me in my tracks. It had me reflect on how and why I do this, and also how much we’re encouraged in our culture to “suck it up” at work and in life. On this episode, I talk about the paradox of sucking it up and how it can be both necessary and detrimental to our success and wellbeing. Resources: We’re All in This Together (new paperback edition), by Mike Robbins Mike...

Duration:00:22:42

Trust Your Instincts

4/4/2022
Trusting our instincts is an important aspect of growth and success in life, leadership, work, and more. And, even in the best of times, it can be challenging to do this effectively. Over the past few months and years, I’ve found it more difficult than ever to trust my own instincts, given all of the stress, change, and uncertainty we’ve been facing. On this episode, we talk about both the challenge and the importance of trusting our instincts these days, and some specific things we can do...

Duration:00:25:41

Navigating Mixed Emotions and Strong Reactions

3/28/2022
I watched the Oscars live, like millions of people around the country and the world. I was shocked and shaken by the incident that took place between Will Smith and Chris Rock, two entertainers whom I’ve had great respect and appreciation for over the years. On this episode, I talk about what happened between them, my initial reactions, and, more broadly, how we can most effectively deal with the messy and paradoxical nature of our mixed emotions to not just this incident, but to the real...

Duration:00:27:30

Are We Really All in This Together?

3/22/2022
The paperback edition of my latest book, We’re All in This Together, officially came out today! So much has happened since I finished the manuscript for this book back in late 2019 and it first came out in the spring of 2020. On this episode, I reflect on a few of the core themes of the book and my work, and talk about some of the most important things we’ve learned over the past two years. I also talk about what we can do and think about as we move forward and continue to navigate through...

Duration:00:30:37

Create More Free Time with Jenny Blake

3/15/2022
Like most busy people, I crave more free time and find it challenging to create. However, according to my friend Jenny Blake, for us to thrive in our work and our lives, creating free time is not just a nice to have, it’s essential. On this episode, I talk to Jenny about why this can be so difficult, why it is so important, and how we can do it. Jenny’s forthcoming book, Free Time: Lose the Busywork, Love Your Business, is filled with actionable ideas for how we can create more space for...

Duration:00:56:27

The Power of Regret

3/8/2022
Like most of us, I think of regret in a negative way, and that it’s something I try to avoid as much as possible. However, I recently listened to a conversation that Brene Brown had on her podcast with Daniel Pink about his new book, The Power of Regret. Listening to them underscored some things I think I’d known but didn’t specifically realize were so important about acknowledging our regrets. On this episode, I talk about the tricky but healthy balance between denial and shame where we can...

Duration:00:25:07

Keeping Things in Perspective

3/1/2022
Given the level of stress, weariness, and uncertainty that many of us are experiencing these days, it can be challenging to keep things in a healthy perspective. In light of the terrifying invasion and violence happening right now in Ukraine, I’ve been thinking a lot about the millions of people impacted by this. So much of what seems hard in my own daily life pales in comparison. On this episode, I talk about the importance of perspective, how we can avoid the trap of unhealthy comparative...

Duration:00:21:18

The Power of Joy

2/22/2022
There’s a powerful and important difference between joy and happiness. Happiness, like fun, is often dependent upon positive circumstances and situations. Joyfulness, on the other hand, is an intentional choice we can make at any moment. Inspired by Steph Curry’s incredible MVP performance in the NBA All-Star game and the way he plays basketball, I talk about how we all can tap into the power of joy on this week’s episode. Resources: We’re All in This Together (book), by Mike...

Duration:00:16:30

Healthy Discomfort

2/16/2022
Being comfortable with being uncomfortable is an essential aspect of growth, change, and success in just about every aspect of work and life. However, there is a difference between healthy and unhealthy discomfort, although it can be challenging for many of us, myself included, to recognize this important distinction. On this episode, I delve into this dynamic and talk about some specific ways we can embrace healthy discomfort, without needlessly creating unproductive pain and struggle for...

Duration:00:18:22

Appreciate Yourself

2/9/2022
Most of us appreciate when other people express appreciation for us. Clearly some of us are more motivated by this than others, and it can be a bit uncomfortable to receive, but it’s very rare to meet someone who feels over-appreciated or doesn’t enjoy being acknowledged at some level. However, the most important and most difficult aspect of appreciation is being able to do it for ourselves in a genuine way. On this episode, I talk about why authentic self-appreciation can be so hard, and I...

Duration:00:22:41

The Art of Savoring

2/1/2022
For a number of understandable reasons, especially these days, it can be challenging to slow down and savor our experiences. The pace of life and work, the stressful and uncertain nature of things right now, and the tendency many of us have to plan and worry, among other things, all make savoring difficult. However, when we pause and truly take things in, it brings us into the present moment and allows us to more fully appreciate our experience of being alive. I talk about this important...

Duration:00:26:46

The Importance of Habits

1/25/2022
Many of us, myself included, tend to focus a lot on outcomes and goals. And while this makes sense for us in many areas of life and business, what often drives our performance (or lack thereof) is our habits. On this episode, I talk about the importance of habits. I also break down some simple things we can do to adopt new habits we want, let go of ones that don’t serve us, and stay consistent with the practices that lead to our success and wellbeing. Resources: We’re All in This Together...

Duration:00:24:56

Don’t Freak Out

1/19/2022
When things are hard, scary, uncertain, painful, changing, or frustrating, it’s easy for us to freak out. However, when we react in a knee-jerk way to stress (i.e. we freak out), it almost never serves us, others, or the situation. In many cases, we make an already challenging situation more difficult. On this episode, I talk about this phenomenon, why it is so common (especially right now), and some specific things we can do to shift from freaking out to authentically responding, which is...

Duration:00:22:44

Stay in the Present Moment

1/12/2022
As we find ourselves back in the throes of a covid surge, the increased stress and uncertainty can lead us to understandable feelings of fear, sadness, anger, and more. On this episode I talk about how we can give ourselves permission to experience all of this in a healthy way, and also about the importance of staying in the present moment, even and especially with things being so challenging and up-in-the-air right now. Resources: We’re All in This Together (book), by Mike Robbins Bring...

Duration:00:27:07

Showing Up: How Men Can Become Allies in the Workplace

1/4/2022
Inclusion, belonging, and allyship are essential in business and life. These things can be challenging and complex. My friend and colleague, Ray Arata, is an expert in inclusionary leadership and the founder of the Better Man Conference. He joins me on the show today to talk about these important topics and about his powerful new book, Showing Up: How Men Can Become Allies in the Workplace. Resources: We’re All in This Together (book), by Mike Robbins Bring Your Whole Self to Work (book),...

Duration:00:53:52