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The official Work Smart Club podcast where leaders learn to unlock their potential and activate their purpose. Inside of you is power – power to transform your world. The daily grind and distraction erodes your power and destroys this potential. The Work Smart Podcast is all about you and providing strategies – you can use right now – to leverage your leadership. If you have wanted a leadership coach whispering success secrets in your ear, then tune in and listen up. Discover why thousands of leaders have turned to Dr. Cynthia Howard for coaching and all things leadership. Her specialty is breaking down big ideas and strategies into actionable steps designed to get you results without the pressure. Learn what it means to work smart and how you can activate this high-performance principle in your life.

The official Work Smart Club podcast where leaders learn to unlock their potential and activate their purpose. Inside of you is power – power to transform your world. The daily grind and distraction erodes your power and destroys this potential. The Work Smart Podcast is all about you and providing strategies – you can use right now – to leverage your leadership. If you have wanted a leadership coach whispering success secrets in your ear, then tune in and listen up. Discover why thousands of leaders have turned to Dr. Cynthia Howard for coaching and all things leadership. Her specialty is breaking down big ideas and strategies into actionable steps designed to get you results without the pressure. Learn what it means to work smart and how you can activate this high-performance principle in your life.

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The official Work Smart Club podcast where leaders learn to unlock their potential and activate their purpose. Inside of you is power – power to transform your world. The daily grind and distraction erodes your power and destroys this potential. The Work Smart Podcast is all about you and providing strategies – you can use right now – to leverage your leadership. If you have wanted a leadership coach whispering success secrets in your ear, then tune in and listen up. Discover why thousands of leaders have turned to Dr. Cynthia Howard for coaching and all things leadership. Her specialty is breaking down big ideas and strategies into actionable steps designed to get you results without the pressure. Learn what it means to work smart and how you can activate this high-performance principle in your life.

Language:

English


Episodes

EP 19: Freedom. What Are You Declaring Over Your Life?

7/13/2022
Being an American has never been more important today and our freedoms are being stolen daily! Following the Fourth of July, we wanted to discuss freedom, the values that built America, and how to make declarations over your own life! Tuning in you will be invited to dig deep to figure out exactly what your own values, legacy, and purpose is before we discuss why our freedom is God-given. We also look at what it means to live by faith, how the past is being played out again today, why we are...

Duration:00:20:07

EP 18: Burnout is the New Normal. Let's Get Real

7/6/2022
The subject of burnout has been ignored for far too long, and it is something that we as a society and as separate workplaces, can no longer overlook. The reality is that burnout has become normalized to a massive degree, and feelings of exhaustion and disengagement are commonplace in today's professional environments. This episode of the Work Smart Club is all about how to get clear and turn this trend around! We look at the four biggest needs of employees, and how we should be structuring...

Duration:00:30:39

EP 17: Managing Conflict in a Politically Charged Era

6/29/2022
Conflict is something most people like to avoid, except we can’t. It's part of everyday life, and in truth, without conflict, new ideas would not come forth and there wouldn't be any progress. Considering the politically-charged nature of the world we are currently living in, it’s absolutely critical that people learn how to deal with conflict. In this episode, we talk about how to develop conflict skills in the workplace. Tuning in you’ll hear about how conflict allows you the opportunity...

Duration:00:25:32

EP 16: Staying Too Long With a Passive-Aggressive Boss

6/22/2022
Have you got a boss that does not yell but is aggressive in other ways? Do you dread meeting your boss? Does your boss ignore you, or is excessively critical? Are you unhappy in your workplace and feel despondent? Then today’s episode is for you! We all have to deal with terrible bosses at some point during our careers but staying in that situation is unhealthy. Staying can affect your confidence and contribution to your job. Therefore, finding ways to deal with passive-aggressive leadership...

Duration:00:26:28

EP 15: There is an elephant in the room blocking your next move (get into flow and energize yourself)

6/1/2022
Do you have trouble staying organized? Is there a lot of clutter around you? Do you end up being moody and lacking confidence sometimes? Do you procrastinate and have difficulty concentrating? Is it difficult to know what to do next? Well, today’s episode is about internal conflict and how to turn that around so you can get organized, feel happier, and get things done! The first thing you need to do is to make a list of the things that are creating internal conflict in your life and approach...

Duration:00:28:14

EP 14: 10 Ways to Identify Your Strengths (And What to do with Weaknesses)

5/25/2022
While there is a common perception that people need to work on their weaknesses and not their strengths, today we find out why the opposite is true. In this episode, we talk about how leaders who operate out of their strengths have greater impact and greater influence than those who don’t, and how focusing on your weaknesses just leaves a person feeling tired and drained. Tuning in you’ll hear the difference between a strength and something you are good at, how you can overdo a strength and...

Duration:00:31:44

EP 13: Stop Worrying and Pray (Tips on the Best Way To Pray)

5/11/2022
After the unprecedented events of the past two years, fear and anxiety seem to be at an all-time high. Things are changing rapidly and finding balance in our new normal is still in flux. Fear can be all-consuming. In light of this, in this episode, Cynthia opens up about the daily practice she uses to overcome anxiety: prayer. Tuning in you’ll hear about the value of knowing God’s word, how the best way to pray is to use God’s word in prayer, and an example of how you can do this. While...

Duration:00:24:18

EP 12: Are You an Introvert? Own it.

5/4/2022
Do you believe that extroverts are better suited for leadership positions? Do you think that being introverted is a weakness? Then this episode is for you! Today we talk about what it means to be an introvert and how you can challenge the stereotypes associated with it. In this discussion, we cover the misconceptions about introverts in the workplace and why they make such good leaders. We also find out the differences between being extroverted and introverted, and how to communicate more...

Duration:00:29:58

EP 11: Do you Measure your Success as a Leader? Here's how.

4/27/2022
How do you measure your success as a leader? Very often leaders measure their success by looking at financial data but there’s a lot of information that those financial metrics simply do not convey. They are not going to immediately reflect a leader who has gone off course, who is operating with bad habits, ineffective relationships, or unhealthy communication. If you’re looking for practical strategies that you can use to evaluate your effectiveness as a leader, you’ve come to the right...

Duration:00:28:09

EP 10: Do you Have a Leadership Brand? Here are the steps

4/20/2022
Have you heard about a personal brand, but didn't pay attention because you didn't think it mattered to you? Do you wonder why some people get ahead faster and quicker, and what secret you may be missing that is helping them achieve this? Well, this episode is for you! Today, we break down the three elements of an inspired leadership brand and discuss why it's so important for all of us, not just influencers or companies. Tuning in you’ll hear the five reasons why a leadership brand is so...

Duration:00:22:54

EP 09: Think Outside the Box. Hold an Innovation Lab

4/13/2022
Thinking outside the box is more than a cliche. During today’s episode, we introduce the Innovation Lab, a process you can use with your team to engage people. What drives an Innovation Lab? Bringing people together who are close to the problem, who want to find a solution to the problem, and who have intimate knowledge of the problem. Tune in to hear how Cynthia came to develop the Innovation Lab concept, why finding the right solution depends on choosing the right problem, and how Cynthia...

Duration:00:23:54

EP 08: What does it mean to think outside the box? (The science of creative thinking)

4/6/2022
Who hasn’t heard the phrase “think outside the box?” We've all heard it and, while we would all like to come up with the next great idea, it’s a lot easier said than done. In this episode, we examine the current condition of information overload, how it’s maxing out people's ability to do quality work, and how it makes creative thinking more difficult than ever before. Tuning in you’ll learn about the brain’s addiction to novelty, how this plays out in Shiny Object Syndrome and FOMO, and...

Duration:00:33:45

EP 07: Do You Struggle with Confidence? Is It the Imposter Syndrome or the Orphan Spirit?

3/30/2022
Committing to building authentic confidence is possibly the most important endeavor you will ever embark on. In this world of uncertainty and disruption, many of us have misplaced our confidence, and in this episode, we unpack what confidence really is and talk about how you can secure it for yourself and your future! We break down the shadows of confidence: the infamous imposter syndrome and the lesser-known orphan spirit. You’ll discover where these confidence-bashing syndromes stem from...

Duration:00:34:53

EP 06: Burnout is a Clear and Present Danger (7 Signs Burnout is Ahead)

3/23/2022
In this digital age, the boundaries between work and home are blurred, and processes have become more accelerated too. The result of this is that the danger of looming burnout is greater than ever. In today’s episode of Work Smart Club, Dr. Howard talks about some of the dangers of burnout, shares seven signs that you might be experiencing it, and dishes out the best strategies for avoiding it and recovering from it. We hear about how burnout can decrease productivity, reducing confidence...

Duration:00:32:57

EP 05: Emotional Agility: What is it and the Tragic Consequences Without it

3/16/2022
You've heard of resilience. You've probably heard of emotional intelligence. And you might have heard of emotional agility. In today's installment of Work Smart, we dive into the reasons why these are skills that you need to cultivate and the tragic consequences if you don't! Being emotionally agile allows us to regulate our emotions so that we can function at our best during uncomfortable and uncertain situations, and a key element of this is focus – something that isn't easy in these...

Duration:00:33:37

EP 04: Your Most Important Asset: Your Attention (and How To Have More Satisfaction in Your Day)

3/9/2022
We are living in the age of distraction with the average attention span clocking in at eight seconds! This is killing both our joy and our ability to get anything meaningful done. Technology, as wonderful as it is for so many reasons, is primarily responsible for our dwindling focus and this ‘digital dementia’ is slowly eroding our ability to think deeply. But the good news is, due to the laws of neuroplasticity, we are able to train our brains, form new habits, and regain our attention...

Duration:00:30:36

EP 02: Creating Your Personal Vision Statement

3/3/2022
If you want this year to be better than the last, and you want to get unstuck but don’t know where to start, then lean in and listen up! In this episode, we walk you through the three-step process to creating your personal vision statement so you can consistently meet your goals and achieve the success you desire. We break down how to identify your strengths (not your weaknesses!), choose your guiding values, and pick a focus area. You’ll also discover why it’s important to have goals for...

Duration:00:39:52

EP 03: Getting Unstuck

3/3/2022
Of the dismal percentage of people who make resolutions, very few actually keep them. So many of us, post-Covid, feel like we’ve lost our ambition, and that, paired with the endless distractions of the digital age, leaves us with a warped perception of ourselves and the world. We get stuck in our primitive brain stress responses and go through life on autopilot, forgetting to reflect on our through-vision. In this episode, we tackle what you can do today to put an end to the pattern of...

Duration:00:30:26

EP 01: The Power of Purpose

2/25/2022
During these past two years of change and uncertainty, many of us went into survival mode and got caught up in the daily grind. Can you even remember the last time you felt inspired? Well, it’s time for you to wake up and get back to living and working with inspiration, and we’re here to help you. The goal of the Work Smart Club podcast is to get you in touch with your purpose, shake up your perspective, and offer you new ways to do things. It’s time to get you out of survival mode and in...

Duration:00:12:21