Podcast Episodes

Engaging your Employees with THANKS | Lisa Ryan | Episode 133

With the extreme labor shortage getting worse every day, employee turnover costs you a fortune. By the time a new employee walks through your workroom door on day one, you’ve already spent $6,500.00 to bring that person in. With today’s worker looking to change jobs on average every 18 months, you’ve got your work cut…

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Manage the Message | Jim Karrh, Ph.D | Episode 132

Jim helps organizations turn their everyday business messaging into a consistent business advantage. He guides business professionals, teams, and entire organizations to stand out through better messaging — which in turn produces better customer relationships, stronger brands, and more growth opportunities. Whether his clients need guidance in the form of speaking, consulting, or coaching, Jim…

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Leading Through a Crisis | Former CEO Shona Elliott | Episode 131

Shona Elliott is an experienced senior leader who is passionate about helping other senior leaders connect and engage with their greatest assets – their employees – for the purposes of increasing employee retention, employee engagement, and achieving an organization’s strategic goals. As a previous CEO, with fifteen years of senior leadership experience, Shona understands the…

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Why Coaching Matters | Tom Henschel | Episode 130

Topics During this interview, Michael and I discuss the following topics: Why coaching is important to leaders What a coaching session looks like How to pick a coach and what to look for in one Expectations from a mentee of a coach How to establish a relationship of trust with your coach Should leaders keep…

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Being an Average Leader Sucks | Michael Bernoff | Episode 129

Mediocrity is continuing to be more and more accepted while people still expect results from those above them. The acceptance of the “dad bod”, “bad bosses”, and “doing the grind” are just a few examples of the new average. But as leaders we need to be better than the average, for that our teams, organizations,…

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The Importance of Psychological Safety | Tim Clark | Episode 128

Employee safety is being redefined. We write volumes of standard operating procedures about it. We measure it, regulate it, and insure against its risks. In the U.S. alone, organizations funnel billions into creating workplaces and environments in which employees are safe to bring their best talents. But physical safety, and added creature-comfort perks like stocked…

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Lead with Speed | Alan Willett | Episode 127

One of the most important questions a leader can ask themselves is: “How do I get my teams, my organization to move faster?” That is the challenge that all leaders face. This challenge grows more intense every day. Lead with Speed is the answer. This problem of speed is often disguised by other symptoms, such…

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Updraft: The Aerodynamics of Great Leadership | Jackie Freedman | Episode 126

Is your business, company, or non-profit struggling to fly? Discover a breathtakingly simple approach to leading any team to greater heights.Is your organization having trouble working as a cohesive team? Are you struggling to lead your employees with so many pieces moving at once? These are all common problems which leaders face on a daily…

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The Responsibility Ethic | Former Olympian Adam Kreek | Episode 125

To develop something new that solves a significant problem and creates real value for customers, you have to take risk proportionate to the potential return. Yet, most people are conditioned to avoid risk. Leading innovation requires a willingness to pursue a goal without knowing exactly how you’ll achieve it. To overcome the fear of failure…

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The Innovator’s Spirit | Former Cree CEO Chuck Swoboda | Episode 124

To develop something new that solves a significant problem and creates real value for customers, you have to take risk proportionate to the potential return. Yet, most people are conditioned to avoid risk. Leading innovation requires a willingness to pursue a goal without knowing exactly how you’ll achieve it. To overcome the fear of failure…

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