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Cory Shepherd – Welcome to Your Brain

6/18/2018
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We all think we know more than we actually do. Do you know how paper is made? How does a toilet work? How about a pen? Our species has produced sophisticated technologies, cities, and accomplishments, but most of us don’t honestly know how these things work. How can we aspire to so much despite understanding The post Cory Shepherd – Welcome to Your Brain appeared first on Influence Ecology.

Duration:00:37:22

John Severson – Some Possibilities Are Dangerous

6/4/2018
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Swimming in possibilities and excitement might be more detrimental than we think. As a biological ‘exchange animal,’ our moods and transactions are inextricably linked. We read or mimic the moods of others faster than we recognize their words. We've all learned the hard way that a text or email can't include the wordless cues like The post John Severson – Some Possibilities Are Dangerous appeared first on Influence Ecology.

Duration:00:39:46

Jenn Oliver – Put Your Oxygen Mask On First Before Helping Others

5/21/2018
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Jenn Oliver, Senior Director of Service for the Academic Division at the University of Virginia, has learned a valuable lesson about what we refer to as "putting the mask on first." Before her study with Influence Ecology, primarily, other people's needs informed her plans. Her work was oriented only around doing for others, leaving her The post Jenn Oliver – Put Your Oxygen Mask On First Before Helping Others appeared first on Influence Ecology.

Duration:00:33:15

Simon Chesney – From Talented Generalist to Agile Specialist

5/7/2018
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Simon Chesney's journey is a case study in the benefits of evolving from a talented generalist to a unique specialist. He's learned that specialization and differentiation can help him build a valued identity and that it’s possible to incorporate and combine his past experiences and expertise with his newly acquired specialized knowledge. Simon Chesney is The post Simon Chesney – From Talented Generalist to Agile Specialist appeared first on Influence Ecology.

Duration:00:36:56

Matthew Jackson – Slow Down to Speed Up

4/23/2018
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Ever found inspiration in the William H. Murray quote: "Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it! Boldness has genius, magic, and power in it”? How about this one by Daniel Burnham: "Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized"? While these The post Matthew Jackson – Slow Down to Speed Up appeared first on Influence Ecology.

Duration:00:35:30

Kirkland Tibbels – Founding Transactionalism

4/9/2018
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Influence Ecology launched its first podcast episode in August of 2016 and saw our listener base grow to 70 countries and counting. This episode is our 50th, and my special guest is Influence Ecology's very own Kirkland Tibbels. You often hear him on the Guru Talk that underscores the primary point of each episode. Today, The post Kirkland Tibbels – Founding Transactionalism appeared first on Influence Ecology.

Duration:00:45:36

Sarah Shepherd – Always an Aspect, Never an Entity

3/26/2018
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Is it better to be more selfless or more selfish? If you're like most people, you probably treat one of these behaviors as the more preferred way to act. But have you ever considered that in either case, someone gets reciprocally dismissed? Those too selfless can leave others enabled while devaluing themselves; those too selfish can The post Sarah Shepherd – Always an Aspect, Never an Entity appeared first on Influence Ecology.

Duration:00:47:48

Karl Strand – The Guardian of Standards

3/12/2018
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Who keeps us from falling off the proverbial cliff? While some are naturally inclined to dream new ideas and others can't help but build new relationships, there is a segment of society whose entire focus and role are to protect us from our poorly constructed shortcuts. This typically skeptical personality recognizes that nothing around us The post Karl Strand – The Guardian of Standards appeared first on Influence Ecology.

Duration:00:46:23

Drew Knowles – Embrace Your Naïveté

2/26/2018
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We all can observe naïveté in others, but can we identify it in ourselves? As a poster child for ambition, Drew Knowles is a case study in embracing his naïveté. This episode describes and demonstrates what we mean by the term State of Mind: the state or condition of one’s thinking or knowing. We address The post Drew Knowles – Embrace Your Naïveté appeared first on Influence Ecology.

Duration:00:48:56

Johnny Washington – I Took Too Many Risks

2/12/2018
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With an aim to make the most money he could, Johnny Washington, from McKinney, Texas, acknowledges that he used to take way too many risks. Amped on the rush-to-action tendencies typical of the idea-oriented personality, he thought he could do just about anything he imagined. He produced many significant breakdowns, and burdened by some of The post Johnny Washington – I Took Too Many Risks appeared first on Influence Ecology.

Duration:00:28:42

Special Episode: Faculty Dinner with the CEO

1/29/2018
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Our 2018 Annual Member Conference in Los Cabos included a podcast episode dinner with a few members of our faculty. You'll hear from Vice President Drew Knowles, Dr. Gary Ward, James Walls, Marne Power, and Suzanne Pool—five faculty from five different countries—as we dialogue about why Influence Ecology has become their tribe and speculate on The post Special Episode: Faculty Dinner with the CEO appeared first on Influence Ecology.

Duration:00:55:31

Tara Collison, Ph.D. – The Conceit of Independence

1/15/2018
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Always willing to help, but never able to ask for it, Tara Collison's journey as a student of Influence Ecology is a useful case study in the conceit of independence. She discovered that her ‘independence’ was merely ego and that this view and the subsequent actions alienated others, left her exhausted, and had long-term consequences The post Tara Collison, Ph.D. – The Conceit of Independence appeared first on Influence Ecology.

Duration:00:37:01

Craig Bouck – The Elements of Value

1/1/2018
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Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture designs buildings and places that bring people together. As award-winning architects, their projects are sharply differentiated from competitors, but the final selection still often won to price. Wanting more control of their future, CEO Craig Bouck pursued an education in the elements of value; the firm had mastered practical utility, but The post Craig Bouck – The Elements of Value appeared first on Influence Ecology.

Duration:00:38:57

Dr. Sarah Jane Meharg – Are You High Cost?

12/18/2017
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As Canada’s authority on cultural reconstruction in complex emergencies, Dr. Sarah Jane Meharg is the principal and founder of Peace and Conflict Planners, often called upon by the Canadian Forces to help stabilize war-torn or post-disaster affected communities. She's authored two books: one on navigating the military and humanitarian divide and the other on measuring The post Dr. Sarah Jane Meharg – Are You High Cost? appeared first on Influence Ecology.

Duration:00:45:08

Ron Sprengeler – A Powerful Identity

12/4/2017
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How do you produce a robust identity amongst thousands of peers in a large corporate environment? Ron Sprengeler is someone who's done just that. Rather than join the naïve ranks of those whose viewpoint is that the job alone entitles them to a respected identity, Ron's case study demonstrates how to produce a powerful corporate identity in two The post Ron Sprengeler – A Powerful Identity appeared first on Influence Ecology.

Duration:00:42:28

Wesley Pingelton – A Good Problem to Have?

10/23/2017
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After ten years with a nationally recognized financial planning practice, Wesley Pingelton had ambitions to go out on his own. In doing so, he got what he wanted: great success, creative freedom, and the opportunity to work with the right client. But with each complex case, a unique solution produced a massive amount of labor. The post Wesley Pingelton – A Good Problem to Have? appeared first on Influence Ecology.

Duration:00:36:27

Kristina Panchenko – A New Guiding Philosophy

10/9/2017
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A virtual CFO, Kristina Panchenko offers emerging businesses the financial tools and knowledge to take their business to where it ought to be (www.oughttobe.net). Her firm helps small business owners with critical forward-looking financial tools, management, and reporting that are typically only affordable to large enterprises. Kristina Panchenko was born in the Soviet Union and immigrated to the The post Kristina Panchenko – A New Guiding Philosophy appeared first on Influence Ecology.

Duration:00:40:02

Dr. Dawn Dalili – The Transactional Whole

9/25/2017
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As a successful naturopathic physician, Dr. Dawn Dalili offers an approach that guides patients toward a vibrant life. In this episode, Dr. Dalili and Co-Founder John Patterson discuss why attending to a partial aspect of the body — or a transaction — doesn't address the whole truth: that contemplating whole systems and processes isn't easy, The post Dr. Dawn Dalili – The Transactional Whole appeared first on Influence Ecology.

Duration:00:45:26

Lee J and Valorie Howard – The Appropriate Mood

9/10/2017
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As biological exchange animals, our moods and transactions are inextricably linked. Most people are naïve to the moods appropriate (or inappropriate) for transacting. To transact powerfully, you must attend to producing appropriate moods. Valorie and Lee J Howard are entertainment experts skilled at building the perfect mood for their customers. They care deeply about delivering The post Lee J and Valorie Howard – The Appropriate Mood appeared first on Influence Ecology.

Duration:00:51:03

Miranda McCroskey – The New Poverty of Self-Sufficiency

8/28/2017
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Miranda McCroskey is a 20+ year defense attorney who founded Unlock Legal to help 'accidental criminals' unlock their professional license from the collateral consequence of one bad choice. As a business owner, she discovered that the saying “keep it small and keep it all” might also lead to “the new poverty of self-sufficiency.” In other The post Miranda McCroskey – The New Poverty of Self-Sufficiency appeared first on Influence Ecology.

Duration:00:35:15