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Episode 11: Catch Up | Looking Back On Episodes 1-10

10/17/2017
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"Share your ideas. Ask lots of questions. Expect help from others. That's what teams are for!" ~Dan Stones Making teams work better isn't always easy. Sometimes it's downright hard work. But if there's one thing I've learned, it's that it never has to be complicated. This episode is a look back on the guests we've spoken to on the show so far, and if there was ever a doubt about those sentiments, then they were ceraintly put to bed by these ultimate team players. Who would have thought that...

Duration: 02:58:06


Episode 10: Rob Daviau | Co-op Game Designer & Co-creator of the Pandemic Legacy Series

10/3/2017
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Rob Daviau is an award-winning game designer whose games have been sold world-wide. He is most well known for being the co-designer of Pandemic Legacy (Season 1), the highest-rated game on boardgamegeek.com. It's also a cooperative game, which is why I was so keen to have a conversation with Rob! As the name suggests, in a cooperative game, people play with one another rather than against each other. This means they usually have to share resources and make group decisions. In this style of...

Duration: 03:29:53


Episode 9: Dr. Lynn Brinckmeyer | Associate Director of the School of Music & Director of Choral Music Education at Texas State University

9/20/2017
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"When you make a mistake in music, whether your playing an instrument or your singing, its audible for every single person in the room to hear...and so you have to have this trust with everyone else that if you make a mistake, that its a safe mistake and you learn from it and you move on. Your quite vulnerable when you're in an ensemble like that. That trust that you develop builds community.” ~Dr. Lynn Brinckmeyer, (Associate Director of the School of Music & Director of Choral Music...

Duration: 01:06:27


Episode 8: Mark Gallagher | Teams & The Business of Winning in Formula One Motor Racing

9/5/2017
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Teamwork is a very dangerous topic to talk about. It's a great concept and it's a nice way to describe how you want people to work together. The difficulty is that you can begin to run the risk of having folks think that somehow responsibility lies with the group and not the individual. And that's the mistake.· ~ Mark Gallagher (Formula One Executive and Author of The Business of Winning - Strategic Success from the Formula One Track to the Boardroom) Mark Gallagher has been a regular face...

Duration: 02:50:20


Episode 7: Chris Voss | Never Split The Difference - Former FBI Lead International Kidnapping Negotiator

8/22/2017
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Think about this for a moment…at any given time, there are 10,000 FBI agents in the Bureau, but only one Lead International Kidnapping Negotiator. Sounds like a pretty daunting role doesn't it? Well our guest for this episode and ultimate team player held that position from 2003 to 2007. A 24 year veteran of the FBI, Chris Voss is one of the preeminent practitioners and professors of negotiating skills in the world. He is the founder and principal of The Black Swan Group, a consulting firm...

Duration: 01:16:22


Episode 6: Sam Walker | Author of The Captain Class - The Hidden Force That Creates the World’s Greatest Teams

8/7/2017
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“It's not the person who clinks their glass, gives the big speech and tries to project leadership. It's the person who is quietly going around and talking to everyone individually with great enthusiasm and listening.” ~ Sam Walker (Author of The Captain Class - The Hidden Force That Creates The World's Greatest Teams) The secret to winning is not what you think it is. It's not the coach. It's not the star. It's not chemistry. It's not a strategy. It's something else entirely. Several years...

Duration: 01:06:52


Episode 4: Adam Hembree | Actor, Producer and Co-founder of the Improv troupe Soothplayers

7/18/2017
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“When you find a group of people that you learn to really trust and communicate with, you have confidence to lead when you have to, and you also have humility to listen and be led when you need to be." Adam Hembree - Actor, Producer and Co-founder of the Improv Troupe SOOTHPLAYERS. Adam Hembree has been collaborating with others onstage in some form or fashion since he was 13. Back then, his big break came when he tackled the venerable role of 'Orphan' in a smash hit high school production...

Duration: 00:57:51