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The Talent Magnet Institute is committed to developing leaders to succeed in relationships, work, community, and life: we’ll reframe what success means, and you’ll hear the personal stories of successful leaders from around the globe. From the highest of highs to the lowest of lows, every guest has a unique story to tell and insights to bring. Discover how to achieve a new type of success that goes much deeper than profits: culture, talent, and holistic leadership.

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Mike Sipple, Jr. is pleased to welcome Jennifer Brown to this week’s episode of the Talent Magnet Institute Podcast. Jennifer’s work in talent management and intersectional theory has helped make the corporate environment more inclusive. Her strategies have been used by some of the biggest companies around the world in order to help employees feel like they belong. Jennifer is a best-selling author, founder of Jennifer Brown Consulting, and the host of The Will To Change. In this episode, she and Mike talk about diversity, inclusion, allyship, and how to make the workplace a psychologically and emotionally safe environment for all employees. The year 2020 exposed the pain of racism, but we also gained knowledge and awareness from the experience. [04:46] Jennifer’s inclusiveness training doesn’t encourage shaming as she believes we don’t learn from shaming. [06:39] Leaders need to build relationships and establish trust in the workplace. Create psychological safety so that employees from marginalized communities are able to speak up about their experiences. [12:27] Jennifer stresses that we need to be invested in understanding experiences different to ours and actively doing the work to learn more. [14:20] Psychological safety is about belonging. Employees who feel they belong feel comfortable, that they can be themselves, and as such, they can collaborate effectively and cohesively. [18:00] As a leader, always strive to do a continuously better job at diversity. Don’t assume that you have everything under control. [22:54] We need to be better allies, but we also need allies ourselves. We need people who will stand in solidarity with us and speak up for us especially in this virtual world. [32:31] If you have privilege in any way, you should be using that privilege to help those around you who are disenfranchised. Endeavor to do what you can to help them get fair treatment. [40:54] Disengaged employees ultimately impact company profitability as disengagement usually equals lack of creativity, innovation, growth, and motivation. Jennifer suggests that this is another reason companies should care how their employees are treated. [43:52] Resources Jennifer Brown | Twitter | LinkedIn | Instagram Jennifer Brown Consulting | DEI | Inclusive Leader Self-Assessment How To Be An Inclusive Leader Inclusion: Diversity, The New WorkPlace & The Will To Change The WIll To Change
Mike Sipple Jr’s guests this week are Danielle McCombs and Kristy Olinger. Danielle is a Commercial Real Estate Professional with 18 years experience, and Kristy is a Product Manager at Citizen, and also the founder of KO Communication. They’re the hosts of the podcast, “The Opposite of Small Talk”. Mike welcomes them to this week’s episode of the Talent Magnet Institute Podcast. This month’s theme is career management and growth and Mike, Danielle and Kristy discuss how we can use friendship and growth mindsets to manage and lead more effectively in our own companies, and improve both our career and personal developments. Growth mindset is the idea that your effort matters. Kristy specifies that she and Danielle look at it through the lens of behaviors, a person’s willingness to be curious and to take on challenges. The growth mindset praises a person’s efforts and makes them desire to tackle challenges. [4:05] Individuals who are growth-minded are more amenable to feedback. They’re open to viewing conflict as a positive and to dealing with challenges as opposed to running from them. [8:40] Danielle and Kristy discuss five key tips on making and maintaining friendships. [16:47] We need to take friendships as priorities and treat them as such as well. Friendships, like any other relationship, have to be worked on to be meaningful. [22:57] When we realize that we don't know everything and that there's so much more to learn, we’re more inclined to meet new people and approach those new relationships with a curiosity. We want to learn more about them and what they do. This builds the foundation for a stronger friendship. [25:52] Friendships and a growth mindset go hand-in-hand with career growth and management because building friendships is networking which is what we need to advance our careers. [26:38] Resources Danielle McCombs | LinkedIn, Kristy Olinger | LinkedIn, Twitter The Opposite of Small Talk | Apple | Google | Spotify
Don Frericks is the guest host of this week’s Talent Magnet Institute Podcast, and in this installment, he’s continuing his series “Extraordinary Leaders.” Don is a faculty member of the Talent Magnet Institute and the author of “Best Boss Ever.” Mark Thompson is his guest, and the Chief Operating Officer at Infoverity, a global professional services company focused on solving business problems that are caused by the diversification of data. Don welcomes him as they discuss leadership, developing an owner’s mindset, and emphasizing the human aspect of business. Infoverity works with their clients to help them get more value out of their data through data governance. [2:19] Developing an owner's mindset doesn't happen instantly or naturally. We are usually brought up to see and to think of ourselves as employees. Being an owner brings a different kind of perspective than that of an employee, and it takes time for the ‘owner’s mindset’ to fully develop and grow. [07:35] In order to learn, we must teach. This drives us to a different level of competence. Influence is synonymous with leadership for management, and it involves teaching every workforce. [17:02] Every business is a people business. The care and psychological wellbeing of your team is more important than the numbers, finances, and operations. Everything that happens in an organization is based on an emotional conversation whether we know it or not. [28:20] Most innovation comes from stepping between two thought spaces and processes and then bridging the gap between them. It’s stepping into a vacancy and filling it. [39:53] We can learn as leaders in many different ways, and broadly and deeply. Great leadership is noticing where an opportunity is and where we can add value to our teams and organizations. Great leaders are also great innovators. [47:02] Resources Don Frericks | LinkedIn Best Boss Ever Mark Thompson | LinkedIn Talent Magnet Institute | Twitter
Gayle Lantz is the Founder of WorkMatters, Inc. and the host of her own podcast “CEO on the Go.” A leadership expert, an author and speaker, she’s using her skills and talents to help CEOs and executives shape corporate culture and inspire change. Mike Sipple Jr. welcomes her to this week’s episode of the Talent Magnet Institute Podcast; they’re talking about strategic planning, organizational culture, making the work environment inclusive, and empowering employees. They’re also discussing some of the barriers workers may have to overcome. Organizations need to be as competitive, cutting edge, and forward-thinking as they can. Engaging employees and creating an environment that inspires and generates more productivity is key. [02:02] It's important for leaders to encourage employees to talk more and flesh out their ideas. Showing acknowledgment for their contribution inspires employees - even those who may be a bit more reluctant - to share and creates greater trust and respect. [12:15] Leaders should focus more on the employees who want to make a positive impact. Even the most negative of employees eventually fall in line. And if they don’t, the company can move forward without them. [17:11] When conceptualizing organizational strategy, we should pay attention to the influencers within our companies. The individuals influencing our customers the most, and the people on the frontline that are most sought after for guidance and advice, should be considered. They're the ones working with the customers every day, and they will be able to offer invaluable insight. [26:51] We have to acknowledge the existing barriers that stunt our employees’ productivity, and do our best as leaders to mitigate them. We must create a work environment that will let our employees feel happy, and inspire them to work. It is our responsibility as leaders and employers to make certain that all voices are heard. [31:27] Resources Gaye Lantz | LinkedIn, Twitter  CEO On The Go
Daniel Wachter, Chief Commercial Officer at Chromatic Technologies, hosts this week’s episode of the Talent Magnet Institute Podcast. His guest is Francois Lopez-Ferrer. Francois is the Assistant Conductor at the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. A son of a conductor, he’s carrying on in his father’s footsteps. Through his work directing musical orchestras over the years in both Europe and in the United States, he’s been able to observe how the psychology of conducting works across cultures.  Here are some key points from their interesting conversation: Each conductor has their own strong point: you’re never going to find two conductors who have the exact talents or techniques. People have different personalities, and it’s important to find the right balance, as the human aspect is as important - sometimes more important - than the musical aspect. [2:49] A good conductor is a motivator. “You need to take your team out of their comfort zone to make them excel, but not over-challenge them, because it then becomes counterproductive,” Francois says. [08:04] Accountability and responsibility on the part of leaders is key. If you try hard to lead but your organization does not follow, you cannot just blame the people. It may be that there’s a lack of communication, and leaders must take responsibility for that.[14:37] When it comes to making decisions, a conductor’s - and any leader’s - biggest challenge would be maintaining sensibility and openness. There’s a fine line between being confident that you’re making the right decisions and being arrogant. [25:37] Leaders have a major impact on the culture of an organization but they cannot define it. You as a leader cannot be the culture because the culture is so much more than the leader. It's the culmination of many interactions of people within the organization. [27:38]  Every institution should do whatever they can to stay relevant in their communities. [38:53] Now in its 126th season, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra reaches audiences locally, nationally, and globally with innovative and inspiring programs. For more information about how you and your business can support the CSO’s performances and free education programs, please visit Resources Daniel Wachter | LinkedIn Francois Lopez-Ferrer
If you have ever wondered if you should do an organizational assessment or how to incorporate them, you need to listen to this conversation.  This week Mike talks with Dr. Megan Leasher, Chief Solution Strategist with Talent Plus.  They discuss the ins and outs of assessments, 360’s, and personal development.  Mike and Megan talk in detail about feedback, personal development and where assessments fit into your people strategy.  They begin with explaining what is “IO” and how to use it to maximize your organization’s potential. (3:40) A big question people have on both sides of the desk is, “Should assessments be part of the hiring process?” Mike and Megan share the key points every leader should consider, like:  What assessments work best? When should they be administered? What do they tell you? How do you use them? (5:41) Mike and Megan discuss how the right assessments can help you align your organization’s business strategy and talent strategy.  Listen to their tips on how to create the bridge as well as how to execute an effective plan. (13:16)  Assessments on leaders, such as 360’s, can be powerful for everyone involved, or they can be destructive.  Listen to Mike and Megan discuss:  How to use 360’s; Why and when to use them; What you need to do before even starting the process. (18:26)  What is the goal of any assessment, especially a 360? Mike and Megan unpack this delicate subject and offer important keys to optimizing success.  They agree that 360’s and coaching should not be remedial.  Listen now to get the full scoop! (25:05) Click here to access the Leadership Trends Survey!  #leadwell #talentmagnet #assessments #leadership
This week, guest Host Don Frericks continues his Extraordinary Leader Series, speaking with experienced executive leader Tom Ogburn. Listen to them unpack what it takes to create results-driven teams in this very tactical conversation.  Tom shares three tips on how to intentionally create great teams and what the leader’s role is in that process. (4:25)  Why is it ineffective to keep everyone on the team happy? Don and Tom discuss this managerial trap and how to avoid it. (6:35)   Tom shares his philosophy of Talent, Inspiration, and Process (TIP). Listen to him explain how these three things have shaped his success as a leader. (7:47)  The true driver of leadership is business success. Listen to Tom break down his formula for excellent delivery and sustainable culture. (19:08) Tom reflects on what he has learned over the years and what he would change. Listen to him do a deep dive on how regular reflection shapes one’s leadership with small, consistent effort. (23:43) Their conversation closes with Don sharing that many younger listeners ask how they can speed up their leadership progress. He and Tom unpack six essential habits that aspiring leaders can do right now to make faster progress. (31:18) You don’t want to miss this segment!  If you’d like to ask a question or share a comment, click here!  #leadership #leadwell #bestbossever #talentmagnet
This week Mike speaks with Laurie Ruettimann, who just published her book “Betting On You.” Laurie was a Human Resources professional for many years before transitioning out of corporate America to pursue her own brand and podcast, Punk Rock HR. Listen now to this timely discussion about a healthy leadership mindset.   Mike and Laurie start this conversation by discussing leadership commitments. They share the moments they realized they needed to shift how they think about work. (3:23) Laurie gives listeners permission to be a “slacker.” Find out what she means and how to still achieve success. (5:41) One of the prime directives of the Talent Magnet Institute is helping leaders succeed in relationships, work, community, and life. Mike and Laurie unpack this idea in more detail and what Laurie means when she uses the phrase “arrival fallacy.” (10:35)   Listen to Laurie share her mindset shift story. She says, “You fix work by fixing yourself.” Hear her unpack ideas about “slackerism” and the “anti-hustle.” (12:43) She also says, “There is no antidote for fear except action.” Laurie unpacks the fear of failure and shares tips on how to take action to make your work and life better. (16:06) Laurie shares another moment where she had to pivot her strategy and mindset. Hear her key learnings now. (26:53)  Click here for a chance to win a free copy of Laurie’s book “Betting On You” #leadership #leadwell #bettingonyou #punkrockhr #talentmagnet
This week Mike kicks off another special series with his long-time friend and mentor Daniel Wachter, Chief Commercial Officer of Chromatic Technologies, Inc. This series will provide another level of wisdom about leadership, using performing and visual arts to understand what it takes to be a great leader.  Listen now to Daniel’s brilliant analogy of leading an organization and the conductor-composer-orchestra relationship. (6:05) Daniel will interview composers from around the world to talk about what it takes to lead a large group of specialists to create a beautiful product-the performance. In his series, some of the topics he will discuss are:  Breaking silos Rehearsing Keys to listening Limitations Taking risks Making mistakes (8:25) Daniel also shares the story of how a single experience with visual art transformed his leadership approach. This is another example of the revelations that Daniel will share in his new series. (22:00) Leadership is a conceptual topic that can be described as philosophy in practice. Daniel’s new series, Making Leadership Tangible, will take the esoteric aspects of leadership and make them tactile and sensory, helping leaders think about their roles in new ways.  #talentmagnet #leadingwell
This week we have a special bonus episode in partnership with the Leadership Council for Non-Profits in preparation for their conference on March 4th, 2021. Mike gives a glimpse of what leaders can expect as he talks to their keynote speaker, Vanessa Mason, Research Director for Institute for the Future.  Mike and Vanessa dive into the subject of belonging, and how it affects our wellbeing and productivity at work. Vanessa shares 3 key forces that are influencing belonging in our society. (2:58) Vanessa shares her method to create optimistic change and find opportunities to create more belonging, especially in a remote atmosphere. (9:03) Listen NOW as Vanessa shares her story about her interactive newsletter, Future of Belonging, and the work her community is doing to:  Change historical workplace norms that don’t work; Identify opportunities for belonging; Improve equity in all aspects of work. (13:45) Mike and Vanessa call listeners to action to: Recognize that your organization can change quickly; Commit to making your workplace a place of belonging; Identify opportunities to enhance wellbeing at work; Document and report the impact on productivity. (25:56) You can attend the conference of the Leadership Council for Non-Profits and hear Vanessa’s keynote address on March 4, 2021. Click here for more information.  #talentmagnet #leadership #nonprofit #belonging #futureofbelonging #futureofwork #future
This week, Mike talks to Angie Redmon, President of Strive HR and a strategist for organizations who want to pursue best workplace awards. Even if you never thought about applying for an award like this, listen in, because Mike and Angie provide some great tips about strategy alignment and the importance of processing employee feedback. Angie dives in about how to apply for a “Best Place To Work” award and what it takes to receive that honor.  She shares three insights on what you need to do first. (2:29) When organizations pursue culture improvement, it is key to gather feedback from their workforce.  Angie discusses what to look for and how to put a team together to move forward in the most efficient way. (7:30) What happens when you get feedback that is hard to swallow? Angie gives leaders direction on next steps. Listen now for her detailed plan of action. (12:17)  It’s practical to limit your initiatives to one or two things.  Angie shares her insight and expertise about the consequences of not picking those initiatives wisely.  Don’t miss her key tips that can create better strategy alignment. (16:57)  Mike shares his insight and encourages leaders to celebrate positive feedback with the team. (27:05) Angie reiterates the importance of identifying:  Why your organization wants to pursue an award How it lines up with your business strategy A plan to improve and implement communication and change (30:30) Working towards a “Best Workplace” award can be a great marketing campaign, and more importantly an impactful business initiative that brings your workforce together.  Thanks for listening!  Please join the conversation by asking a question or leaving a comment here.   #talentmagnet #leadingwell #bestworkplace #strivehr #HR
This week, guest host Don Frericks is back to continue his conversations with extraordinary leaders from around the world. Today, he talks to Anna Grome, Principal Consultant at Tier 1 Performance Solutions. Their conversation provides key lessons for aspiring and experienced leaders.   Listen and learn as Don dissects the stand-out qualities to Anna’s leadership that facilitates high performance from her team. (5:37)   Hear how she builds a safe space for push back, and how she peels away the layers to find out what is really going on. (8:31)  How Anna reacted to her 360 review is a lesson in leadership we can all learn from. Listen to Anna and Don share: Key indicators of her success as a leader (13:59) Their take-aways from good and bad leaders (15:51) Wise reflection about what they would have done differently (20:04) Feedback is a crucial component to leading well, but it can be hard for most people to receive. Listen NOW to Anna’s tips on:  How to welcome feedback (22:59) How to provide a space for others to feel safe being honest. (24:50) How to accelerate your leadership development. (26:40) Anna shares how she continues to learn to lead well and what her biggest challenges are right now. Listen NOW to learn from this extraordinary leader’s insight. (33:59) Please share your questions and comments for Don and Anna here.  #leadwell #extraordinaryleader #talentmagnet #leadership
This week Mike connects with trusted friend and advisor Mehmet Yuksek, President of Reily Foods.  Their conversation is a MUST for leaders at all levels.  Listen now to hear them unpack what leaders should be doing in order to achieve real success and innovation in their organizations.   Mehmet shares many valuable quotes in this episode.  He starts by sharing this sage advice: “People will only buy-in when (leaders) emulate what they want to see in everyone else.” 2:54 Mike and Mehmet talk about what it takes to create a healthy space for conflict and how it can transform your organization. (6:25) We have heard of the Golden Rule, but what is the Platinum Rule?  Listen to Mike share how this one thing has been a game-changer for his leadership path. (10:39) How do you know what you don’t know?  Listen to Mehmet’s leadership story, and why figuring out what you don’t know is critical for success as a CEO. (16:56) Mike and Mehmet dissect the complex topic of strategy and employee buy-in.  They discuss:  Why it is important for employees to understand organizational strategy; How closing the gap between strategy and communication can be the key to taking your company to the next level; How to build real trust and get honest feedback. (19:19) Mike and Mehmet go deeper on strategic alignment and getting laser-focused.  They share why many leaders get distracted by long goal lists and metrics but miss actual connection in the workforce.  Here are some more of Mehmet’s quotes.  Listen now to dive deeper:  “Strategy without execution is hallucination.” (29:35) “Alignment is much more important than agreement and consensus.” (31:00) “Simplicity is so empowering and clarifying at the end of the day.” (31:55)  The most important thing, Mehmet says, is that leaders must “walk the walk and be disciplined about it.” (38:10) #leadwell #talentmagnet #alignment #strategy #walkthewalk
This week Mike dives deep into the subject of authenticity with Rachel Druckenmiller, Founder and CEO of Unmuted.  Rachel is a facilitator, speaker, and award-winning health promotion professional.  Listen to Mike and Rachel discuss the profound effect of unmuting our voices to create a thriving work and home life.  Rachel begins by defining “whole self” and how we can be authentic in a professional environment. (3:52)  Then, she tells us why we should be asking ourselves two questions every day.  Listen NOW! (6:53) Rachel challenges listeners to ask teams the question, “When have you been at your best in the past?”  Find out how this question can increase ROI and engagement. (10:10) What does “leading with curiosity” mean?  Rachel and Mike break it down and offer tips to incorporate it into your mindset every day. (15:25) Mike revisits a conversation about the “invisible backpack,” and he and Rachel discuss the impact it has on how people work. (17:08)  Mike and Rachel dive deep into their insights about  The physical impact of self-silencing (19:42)   Finding the courage to express yourself (23:31) How becoming “unmuted” changed their lives and communities (32:21) Listen now to this deeply inspiring episode! Share your questions and comments here. An Everyone Culture Art of Possibility Episode 60 #unmutedlife #leadingwell #beingauthentic #talentmagnet #leadership #selfsilencing
This week Mike continues his discussions on mindset with Luna Malbroux, Director of Equity, Inclusion and Belonging at Soul Bird Consulting. Their discussion dives deep into key points leaders need to address to be successful in the “new normal” of 2021.  Luna helps teams and leaders adopt a mindset of “helping humans be more human.” (2:55) Mike and Luna unpack the new work-from-home atmosphere, and what leaders need to do to get real engagement. (5:51)  They share tips on how to gauge:  How culture affects who speaks up during meetings, Trust and safety issues, and If certain groups are underrepresented in conversations. (9:12) Luna nails down how life traumas affect everyone, how they shape people, and why leaders need to shift their mindsets about how they engage.  (12:58) Mike and Luna share tips on how to get people to be brutally honest about how they feel about work. (15:27) Mike discusses the difficulties some leaders face with accepting other people’s truths.  Listen to Mike unpack this mindset shift NOW! (22:36) Another tidbit Mike shares is how racial and gender equity increases ROI.  You don’t want to miss this nugget. (26:15) Mike and Luna challenge listeners to ask the hard questions about their work atmosphere and be open-minded about how to move forward. They offer tips on how to hear what is not being said.  (28:14)  Listen to this mind-shifting conversation NOW!  #leadership #leadwell #DEI #genderequity #talentmagnet
This week Mike talks to Dr. Kimberly Luse, President of Strategic Ethical Solutions, who is the best-selling author of the books “Circling The Drain” and “Losing Your Job Without Losing Your Mind”. She also serves as a faculty member for the Talent Magnet Institute. They discuss practical solutions and benefits to approaching conflict, creating an environment that fosters trust, and having honest, difficult conversations.   Listen NOW!  Mike and Kimberly dive into the subject of “Trauma-Informed Care,” why leaders need to understand this concept, and how to practice it every day. (2:21) Mike shares his own insights relating these concepts to the work setting. (6:29) Kimberly shares effective techniques to:  Reprogram your negative thought patterns; (10:46)  How to create a psychologically safe workplace; (12:13) How to work through conflicts and misunderstandings. (20:29) Mike and Kimberly unpack the impact of how an organization leads and communicates about what trauma means for people and how it affects their work.  They discuss the results of taking the lead in helping people work through conflict and the consequences of not leaning in. (26:32) Kimberly takes the conversation to a more personal level as she shares tips for getting through traumatic events, loss, and techniques for self-empowerment. (36:30) Kimberly encourages listeners to lead yourself and others well by committing to a personal introspection journey.  She says creating a place of trust starts with the leaders, and the leaders must start with themselves.  (46:48) Grab FREE resources for training here. Read Dr. Kimberly Luse’s books!  #traumainformedcare #leadwell #leadyourselffirst #safespace
Start 2021 with the right mindset! Mike kicks off the new year with a profound discussion about balancing excellence in work and life with Scott Eblin, Founder of the Eblin Group and author of Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative.   Scott shares his story about getting a medical diagnosis that forced him to re-evaluate how he worked. (2:51) Scott and Mike discuss the tool Life GPS and how it can help you find your work/life sweet spot. (9:30) Hear what 3 things Mike does to refresh, and how he uses the Life GPS tool.  Click here to get your Life GPS tool. Scott explains: How grilling out for Mike is a high leverage task.  Listen now to hear his perspective.  (18:15) Thought distortions that are driving executives to overwhelm.  Get solutions to stop the cycle, feel better and be more effective. (21:42) The “balcony perspective” and why leaders forget that this is their greatest asset. (24:08) Scott says, “If you are the leader, you control the weather.  However you show up as a leader is completely predictive of how your teams show up.”  (27:45)  What is the weather in your business?  Scott uses this equation for mindfulness: Awareness + Attention = Mindfulness Find out what it means to your leadership journey. (30:05) If you are ready to make a change in 2021, Scott offers first steps to take.  Listen NOW! (32:42)  To get more tips, go to Scott’s blog here or check out Scott’s latest book, The Next Level: What Insiders Know About Executive Success. #talentmagnet #lifegps #leadingwell #mindfulness #mindset #worklifebalance
Mike ends the year with a conversation that calls on all leaders to change the way they view their organizations’ involvement with their community.  This conversation with Dan Calonge, Head of Learning and Development for Cincinnati Bell, will inspire you to connect more meaningfully in 2021.   Mike and Dan start their discussion with some basics about how Dan got involved at Cincinnati Bell.  He shares his fascinating experience as a son of immigrants, which inspired him to expand his role in the community.  (1:56)  Dan shares:  How leading an Employee Resource Group (ERG) lead to a meaningful connection with co-workers,  What the group gained by reaching out to the community,  The massive impact that has occurred as a result of a simple outreach project. (8:09) Listen NOW to hear how Dan:  Approached the Executive Team at Cincinnati Bell to fill a serious gap in learning for children in need during the epidemic. (13:00) Connected with the community to raise close to $1 million to fund the project for the entire school year. (17:26)  Has connected to other organizations to generate resources so that the initiative can be scaled on a national level. (22:21)  Dan asks, “What is your competitive advantage and how can it help your community?”  He offers practical tips and benefits for leaders who want to deepen their organization’s involvement with their community. (27:15) Dan and Mike challenge listeners to connect employees with their communities, for the meaningful internal connection between coworkers, as well as the impact they make together, building a connection with the community in which they work. (29:45) Share your stories about how you are connecting in your organization!  To share or ask Mike a question about this week’s episode, click here.  #leadwell #connect #talentmagnet
This week Mike invites Chelsea Brinkley into the studio to share her expert tips on making remote work fun and effective. Chelsea is a Remote Work Coach. She helps entrepreneurs and business leaders optimize their systems to connect to their teams and clients in a virtual world.  Listen to Chelsea share:  Her story about how and why she chose to work remotely. (2:36)  Tried-and-true tools that will help you optimize email management and workflow. (5:17) What she did to create meaningful digital connections. (12:28) How to combat loneliness, isolation, and even have fun while working remotely. (17:48) In order to build solid connections, Chelsea says be intentional about it. Listen now for suggestions on how to take virtual relationships to the next level. (33:51)  Share your post-pandemic travel dreams and tools you have been using to work efficiently. Click here to leave Mike a personal message.   Claim your free resource for better email management from Chelsea here.  Claim your free resource for remote tools and life tips from Chelsea here. #remotelife #talentmagnet #leadwell #workanywhere
This week, Mike continues his profound conversations about creating community with Chuck Mingo, Teaching Pastor at Crossroads Community Church, and Founder and CEO of Undivided.  Mike and Chuck begin their discussion with many inspiring sentiments about 2020, such as:  Unusual stories of courage that Chuck has personally witnessed this year; (5:29) Deep emotional insights Mike has gained from having conversations with friends who are leaders of color, as well as from white leaders who felt a new awareness about the daily struggle of their black employees; (7:42) The inspiration for Chuck’s vision for the program and podcast Undivided. (9:05)  Mike and Chuck dive deeper into the phrase “valued, heard, and understood.”  What does it mean, and what value does it have for businesses beyond 2020? Listen NOW to find out. (17:20) Chuck shares:  Data about the impact of diversity on revenue generation; (19:57) The value of getting 360 degrees of perspective; (21:31) How to recognize whether you are on track with your leadership, especially regarding conversations about equity in your workplace. (26:32) “The very moment when we think we want to cancel out a person is the time we need to be inviting that person in.”  Chuck Mingo (29:08) Mike and Chuck challenge listeners to evaluate how they connect in business and their daily lives and offer suggestions for leaders who want to end the year with impact. (38:20)  Listen NOW!  For more information about bringing the facilitated program Undivided to your organization, click here. Please SHARE your key take-aways from this episode!   Connect with Mike via Speakpipe HERE. #undivided #talentmagnet #leadership #leadwell #connecting #community #diversity #crossroads
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