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Ulliance takes a closer look at the news that matters to your life and your business, bringing you tips and information to enhance your work / life balance.

Ulliance takes a closer look at the news that matters to your life and your business, bringing you tips and information to enhance your work / life balance.
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Ulliance takes a closer look at the news that matters to your life and your business, bringing you tips and information to enhance your work / life balance.






Investing in Your Career # 304

What if you had an extra $5 to spend on your career? An extra $100? $1000?! Our Good to Know panel offers their take on how to invest 5, 100 and 1000 dollars in a career. 0:07 Introductions 1:26 Jason believes every good career starts with caffeine 2:00 Jessica visits with a mentor 3:36 Steve want to pay it forward 5:38 Jessica has great tips for free or low-cost investments 6:24 The panel goes off the rails talking about Little Caesar's 9:05 Jason recommends starting a project to...


A Manager's Guide to Optimism # 303

Note: during the podcast, the panel [read: Steve] incorrectly refers to Martin Seligman, Ph.D. as Leo. His name is Martin Seligman and the panel (primarily Steve) apologizes for any confusion. (it was totally Steve) :07 Intro 1:30 defining optimism 13:35 a deeper dive into Martin Seligman’s philosophy (not Leo, sorry!) 18:32 why you need a good mix different levels of optimism for different positions 20:30 Steve rates the panel’s degree of optimism 27:47 How the panel re-energizes...


3 Smart Tips to Start Your Day Off Right # 302

How do you stage your day for success? Our panel shares their personal tips for having a successful day by starting off on the right foot! 00:13 Intro 01:25 Morning people vs night owls 02:57 Jason starts his day with a coffee break 04:02 Having a routine can help structure your day 04:33 A positive orientation helps guide your mood 05:09 Steve doesn’t “start” his day until he’s in the office 07:15 Have what you need, handy and available 07:36 The early bird really does get the...


Successful Delegation # 301

Welcome to Season 3! Join us as we discuss the merits of delegating; why we do it, what to consider, when not to, and special tips for new managers. 00:13 Introductions 1:00 Some delegate to refocus, make better use of resources, make opportunities or because there’s too much to do. 1:35 Steve can also see delegation as “dumping.” 4:21 Jason sees managers both never delegating and always delegating 5:45 Jessica recognizes the nature of the group impacting the nature of...


The Year in Review # 218

The Good to Know Panel sit down one last time for the 2016 season and reflect on the year while having a laugh among friends at the same time. 0:24 Introductions 2:36 What was your resolution? 4:58 What was your biggest professional challenge? 14:28 How do you slow down time (in a good way)? 27:34 Saying goodbye and giving thanks 29:14 How well do you know each other, The Game! 35:19 How to win your won awesome prize!


How to Quit Being Too Busy # 217

Pressed for time? To-do list getting out of hand? We'll help you rethink what it means to be "too busy" and offer smart alternatives for the active professional.


Drawing a Line in the Sand # 216

Getting someone to stop an unwanted behavior can be challenging for even the most experienced leader. Listen in as the GTK panel details those tenants of effective limit setting while not burning bridges.


Good to Know Thyself; Self-Awareness in Leadership # 215

Having a sense of self awareness is not only healthy for you as an individual, it is essential to lead others and for your business. The GTK panel examines what it takes to hone this vital skill. 0:13 Introductions 1:19 Steve relates an exercise to increase self-awareness 2:07 Defines self-awareness as knowing thoughts and feelings about thoughts 2:21 Jason relates self-awareness to continuous self-improvement 3:41 Jessica links self-awareness to emotional intelligence 5:36 How...


Disaster Preparation and Recovery, Part 2 # 214

Too many businesses never recover following a disaster so your Good to Know Panel explores important steps to prepare for a disaster and how to recover. 0:13 Introductions 0:44 Lessons from debriefing, development of bug out bag 2:50 Don’t put all your eggs in one basket 3:50 Plan and practice your plan 4:50 Re-evaluate your plan constantly 5:40 Make sure your priorities make sense are clearly communicated and are coordinated 7:40 Address the human component, don’t ignore the...


Disaster Preparation and Recovery # 213 (Part 1 of 2)

Too many businesses never recover following a disaster so your Good to Know Panel explores important steps to prepare for a disaster and how to recover. 0:13 Introductions 1:05 How Ulliance averted a bigger disaster following their real one 4:07 Plan on when disaster strikes, not if 4:37 Matt relates a story of how disaster can come from anywhere, anytime 5:11 The value of debriefing following the execution of your disaster plan 8:17 What HR really needs to focus on in when...


Super Lessons from Superheroes # 212

Aunt May said, "There's a hero in all of us" so don your cape and cast aside mediocrity as the GTK panel applies superhero strength and focus to leadership. 1:15 The panel discusses how their favorite superheroes have evolved from the camp of the 60’s and 70’s to the dark and serious tones of recent years and striking an entertaining balance. 2:43 Jessica discusses how Wonder Woman came to be an important figure in her life. 4:14 The origin story of Wonder Woman teaches us the...


Making Yourself Do What Needs to be Done # 211

Successful people have learned how to make themselves do the thing that needs to be done, when it needs to be done, whether they feel like it or not. Our committed panel of professionals offers solid tips to help develop your sense of self-discipline.


Interrupting Interruptions # 210

Tired of all the interruptions? How do you refocus afterwards? The GTK panel shares their best tips to help avoid those "repeat offenders" and get back on task!


Interviewing the Interviewers, Part 2 # 209

We pick up with our discussion regarding the use of "fad questions" and the GTK panel shares their best practices to make the best hire.


Interviewing the Interviewers, Part 1 # 208

Ever wonder what they say after the interview? Listen in as the GTK panel discusses the highs and lows of interviewing candidates.


Beating Burnout # 207

Burnout can be avoided if you take precautionary steps and maintain a healthy work / life balance. Our panelists discuss their favorite proven methods to beat burnout.


Don't Hire These 3 People! # 206

You can save time, money and energy; avoid hiring these 3 types of applicants! The Good to Know panel shares their experiences in who to avoid when going through the process of filling your vacant positions.


Take Your Kid to Work # 205

Ulliance supports "Take Your Kid to Work Day." It can be a great opportunity for kids to broaden their horizons. In this special podcast, we visit with the children of Ulliance employees who brought their kids to work and reveal some ageless wisdom.


Drama Queens Dethroned # 204

No office can be 100% drama- free. Learn how to dethrone the drama queen in your organization today!


Ctrl, Alt, Del; Rebooting Your Team # 203

You reboot your malfunctioning computer, but what to do when it's a team of people? The GTK panel has great tips to refocus and re-energize your troops.


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