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Making Shift Happen - 180 Seconds @ a Time

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Shift Happens, and we can either lead what's next or what's next will lead US. The pace of change continues to accelerate, yet most organizations aren't equipped to make positive shift happen. In this series of weekly 180-second episodes, the co-founders of Inflection Point Leadership (Brad Smith & Kristy Braden) provide thought-provoking perspectives, insightful stories, and practical actions that will help you lead what's next for yourself and for your company. In our "Talking Shift With . . . " episodes, we will have talk with experts in their field about a current "making shift happen" topic

Shift Happens, and we can either lead what's next or what's next will lead US. The pace of change continues to accelerate, yet most organizations aren't equipped to make positive shift happen. In this series of weekly 180-second episodes, the co-founders of Inflection Point Leadership (Brad Smith & Kristy Braden) provide thought-provoking perspectives, insightful stories, and practical actions that will help you lead what's next for yourself and for your company. In our "Talking Shift With . . . " episodes, we will have talk with experts in their field about a current "making shift happen" topic

Location:

United States

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Shift Happens, and we can either lead what's next or what's next will lead US. The pace of change continues to accelerate, yet most organizations aren't equipped to make positive shift happen. In this series of weekly 180-second episodes, the co-founders of Inflection Point Leadership (Brad Smith & Kristy Braden) provide thought-provoking perspectives, insightful stories, and practical actions that will help you lead what's next for yourself and for your company. In our "Talking Shift With . . . " episodes, we will have talk with experts in their field about a current "making shift happen" topic

Language:

English

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8475747830


Episodes

Leading Through Antiwork - Talking Shift with Anjali Burton

11/24/2021
As organizations navigate getting back to a post-pandemic "new normal," they're next challenge is overcoming two connected trends - the Great Resignation, and antiwork. In this special 30-minute episode, Inflection Point Leadership co-founders Kristy Braden and Brad Smith talk shift with Anjali Burton, founder of Burton Consulting to explore real-life examples that express the sentiments behind antiwork, and what leaders can do 180-seconds-at-a-time to re-engage employees in the...

Duration:00:29:59

Talking Shift with Don Sandel - Positivity

6/6/2021
In this special, 30-minute episode, Kristy Braden and Brad Smith, co-Founders of Inflection Point leadership, talk shift with Don Sandel, Founder of GoPositiv. GoPositiv offers a fresh approach to employee engagement, well-being, and higher performance by leveraging the proven, science-based power of happiness, optimism, and positivity. Don discusses the neuroscience research that demonstrates how making the shift from a negative default to a positive default can expand our brain's...

Duration:00:30:00

Leading With Followership

2/22/2021
We're back for SEASON 2 ! We took some time off of podcasting to let things settle a bit rather than add to the flurry of disruptions we experienced over the past 3 months, but it's time to again make shift happen, 180 seconds at a time. We start with a quadruple-length episode (just under 12 minutes total) on the topic of followership. What is followership, why is building followership even more important in today's business world, and what trends are we finding in how leaders are...

Duration:00:11:46

Giving Thanks During a Turbulent Year

11/24/2020
It's Thanksgiving week, and time for us to find reasons to give thanks even while we're still in the midst of a turbulent, challenging year. In this episode, Kristy Braden and Brad Smith, co-founders of Inflection Point Leadership, Inc. share what they are thankful for this year, and challenge us all to reflect on what we've experienced and learned that will help us make positive shift happen going forward.

Duration:00:03:00

Leading During a Shift Show

11/16/2020
We are about 2 weeks past Election Day in the U.S., and while some things remain uncertain, one thing has become clear - we are in the midst of a "shift show," and we'll likely continue to be swirling in shifts for at least the next year. In this episode, Brad Smith and Kristy Braden discuss the characteristics that differentiate leaders who are adept at "leading up" during such shifts (moving toward an upward trend of an inflection point), versus those that are known for "leading down"...

Duration:00:03:00

Making the Virtual Shift

10/16/2020
2020 is the year of the virtual meeting. What has been the impact of this new normal on team dynamics and decision-making? In this "double episode," Kristy Braden and Brad Smith of Inflection Point Leadership, Inc. discuss what organizations are doing to establish new virtual norms that enable high-performing teams to remain effective, resilient, and positioned to thrive even if/when in-person meetings again become reality. To learn more about building high-performing, resilient virtual...

Duration:00:06:00

Making Shift Happen When Shift is Happening All Around You

10/2/2020
2020 has been a chaotic year (to say the least). We've all been scrambling to adapt to the realities of COVID-19, the heightened social anxiety in our nation, the political divisions, the increased organizational pressure to do more with less, etc. Shift is happening all around us. In this episode, Kristy Braden and Brad Smith of Inflection Point Leadership, Inc. discuss the importance of taking intentional breaks from the day-to-day work fire-fighting and issue of the moment to think...

Duration:00:03:00

It's Time to Re-imagine Performance Evaluation

9/10/2020
It's almost the favorite time of year for leaders and individual contributors alike - annual performance evaluations! Okay, let's not feign enthusiasm for a process that most of us dread. How should organizations approach evaluating performance for a year that has been filled with so much disruptive change? In this episode, Kristy Braden and Brad Smith of Inflection Point Leadership, Inc. discuss the potential inequities of "merit-based" performance evaluations, and how for 2020 in...

Duration:00:03:00

"We are at an Inflection Point"

8/24/2020
We heard this phrase a few times last week, in speeches from our candidates for Vice President and President. In this episode, Kristy Braden and Brad Smith, co-founders of Inflection Point Leadership, Inc., go back to the roots of our firm and talk about what Inflection Point Leadership truly means in the social, political and business environment we find ourselves in today. To learn more about leading disruption and Inflection Point Leadership, visit our website at iplshifthappens.com or...

Duration:00:03:00

2020 - What We've Learned & What's to Come

8/8/2020
We're seven months into 2020 - a year that's been filled with disruptive changes to every aspect of our professional and personal lives. It's a year most of us would likely prefer to forget. But we need to learn from where we've been and use these learnings to make positive shift happen going forward, or the year indeed will have been a loss. In this triple-length episode (9 minutes), Kristy Braden and Brad Smith of Inflection Point Leadership, Inc. reflect on this first seven months of...

Duration:00:09:00

Inclusion - Supporting Others' Whole Selves

7/25/2020
After a few weeks of hiatus to listen to others' perspectives, Brad Smith and Kristy Braden from Inflection Point Leadership, Inc. are back to talk about inclusion. In particular, we discuss what it means to "feel safe bringing my whole self to work" and what's our role as leaders to understand how our employees interpret this question, and how we best support an environment where everyone can thrive. We greatly appreciate your comments on our episodes. Please provide whatever feedback you...

Duration:00:03:00

What Will We Sacrifice to Make Shift Happen?

6/26/2020
In this episode, Brad Smith from Inflection Point Leadership, Inc. shares his perspectives on the sacrifices each one of us needs to make to make real, lasting shift happen (especially during these times of COVID-19 and the social strife that has again raised to the surface). We greatly appreciate your comments on our episodes. Please provide whatever feedback you have so we can make these 180 seconds as valuable as possible. For more information on Inflection Point Leadership, please go...

Duration:00:03:00

Leading Disruption Maxim #3 - Care Courageously

6/12/2020
In prior episodes, we discussed the first two Maxims for leading disruption with resilience: Double-Down on Purpose, Values & Culture, and Normalize Constructive Challenge. In this episode, we discuss the third Maxim: Care Courageously. Disruptive change is an experience that can be traumatic to many, and such trauma can’t just be swept under the rug. Also, it’s easy to burnout during times of disruption, especially for those who lead large virtual teams. There is a fine balance between...

Duration:00:03:00

Silent Reflections - George Floyd & What's Next

6/5/2020
It was another very difficult week, filled with sadness, anger, demonstrations, destruction, words of war, and words of hope. In this episode, we offer you space to reflect on these events, the history of how we have, and haven't addressed the fundamental issues that underlie these events, and what you can do to contribute to making real shift happen. We also would like to suggest other podcasts that can provide you with different perspectives than what you may typically encounter in your...

Duration:00:04:11

Leading Disruption Maxim #2 - Normalize Constructive Challenge

5/27/2020
In our last episode, we discussed the first of 3 Maxims for leading disruption with resilience: Double-Down on Purpose, Values & Culture. In this episode, we discuss the second Maxim: Normalize Constructive Challenge. Disruption is naturally confusing and uncomfortable, but leaders that set up an environment where constructive challenge becomes the norm have the opportunity to turn what otherwise could become chaos into ongoing competitive advantage. These leaders recognize that inclusion,...

Duration:00:03:00

Leading Disruption Maxim #1 - Double-Down

5/18/2020
In our last episode, we discussed our point-of-view that Leading Disruption is the new normal. This week, Kristy and Brad share the first of three Maxims for leading disruption with resilience: Double-Down on Purpose, Values & Culture. During this pandemic (as in any disruptive change), it's easy to focus on short-term survival at the expense of staying consistent to what you actually stand for as an organization. However, a key pillar to effectively leading through disruptions is placing...

Duration:00:03:00

Farewell to Change Management; Hello to Leading Disruption (S1 : E27)

5/5/2020
We're a few months into the disruption, sadness, and anxiety caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and besides all of the facts and theories that have emerged, there's one additional fact that's emerged: It's time to say farewell to "change management." In this episode, Kristy Braden and Brad Smith outline their points-of-view on why traditional change management approaches are no longer effective in a world of continual, disruptive change. Inflection Point Leadership (IPL) has adopted a new,...

Duration:00:03:00

Talking Shift With Susan Finerty - Hope for the Residual

4/24/2020
In this special quadruple-length episode (12 minutes), Brad Smith and Kristy Braden of Inflection Point Leadership, Inc. talk shift with Susan Finerty. Susan is founder of Finerty Consulting and the author of three books that focus on cross-functional influence and collaboration. Susan discusses her observations of the behaviors surfacing during this pandemic that hopefully will be a positive residual of this crisis, and what leaders can do to ingrain these trust-building behaviors into the...

Duration:00:12:00

Leading Through a Pandemic - Navigating Transitions (S1 : E25)

4/19/2020
In this special "double-episode" Kristy Braden and Brad Smith discuss the phases of personal transition that are under the surface of any change, and what leaders can do to help themselves and others navigate through these phases in the context of the current pandemic. COVID-19 has caused a major disruption to all of our professional and personal lives. Without knowing how long these conditions will last, or what a "new normal" might look like, leaders can't provide the level of clarity...

Duration:00:06:00

Leading With Social Distance: Do a 180 Every 180 (S1 : E24)

4/6/2020
It's been another chaotic week. COVID-19 has caused dramatic shifts to our personal and professional lives, making it difficult to think beyond getting through the day. But it's in the midst of such an inflection point that it becomes even more important to devote some time each day to thinking about what's next. In this episode, Brad Smith offers some tips for how you can both navigate today's shifts AND lead what's next by devoting 3 minutes every 3 hours of your work day to "what's next...

Duration:00:03:00