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Digestible bites of insight and inspiration on the people side of leading organizations. Brought to you by The Messy Truth Leadership.
19 Episodes
Does everyday feel like a Monday to you? In this episode, we take a closer look at our current daily monotony and offer tips that business leaders (and all of us!) can use while at work. We briefly covered in a recent blog post but the topic deserves further discussion.
Gavin shares his first leadership book recommendation and tells us why it's worth reading.
In this episode, Gavin and Nicki discuss the role of the leader in facilitating a high-functioning team and provide tips to help leaders create an effective environment. 
In this episode, we get down to all things executive coaching.  After working with many leaders and types of businesses over the years, we have some helpful tips for leaders who want to gain a better understanding of the benefits of working with a coach.  We also provide dos and don’ts for evaluating a prospective coach so that you choose one who is right for you.
Our two cents about the value of leadership training and how to get it if your organization doesn't provide formal training.
Most people agree that DEI is an important topic, so why are companies slow to implement good plans? In other words, why is it so messy?
Inevitably there will be conflict and different points of view on teams. But how does this show up in virtual meetings and how can it be addressed. Gavin and Nicki share some tips and personal examples.  To order "The Messy Truth About Leading People: It Ain't Easy!" click here.
The psychological safety we feel in our homes seems to be spilling over into our virtual meetings. In this episode, Nicki and Gavin discuss how this is encouraging more meaningful connections at work. To order our book mentioned in this episode click here.
It's time we take a moment to discuss mental health in the midst of everything going on and how that shows up at work. As always, we'll leave you with a few helpful tips that you can use.
Gavin and Nicki discuss some of the challenges of virtual meetings, and offer guidance to business leaders on how to lead well virtually.
This week Nicki and Gavin discuss career development and ways you can accelerate your progress through an organization.
Nicki and Gavin are back to discuss the momentum for change in the workplace that most of us are feeling; and how that is pressing men to examine their assumptions and how women can use it to push for real change in organizations.
Gavin and Nicki discuss what individual leaders can do to provide a better work experience for everyone; particularly Black employees who may be having a different experience.
I know...leading ain’t easy. You don’t have to have a formal title to be a leader. You can lead from wherever you sit in your company. Here are a few examples of making black lives matter wherever you stand.
Nicki and Gavin discuss what to do with the feedback you get.
Scientists tell us that the most effective way to control the spread of COVID-19 is if we all minimize social contact.  In this episode Rhea discusses our individualistic culture and the collective response needed at this time.  How many times have your teams at work been able to collectively respond to crises?
In this episode Nicki discusses the conundrum of being overly focused on being perceived as smart.
My mentor keeps telling me that letting my defenses down and showing that there really is a human being under my tough exterior is a good thing. Narrated by Gavin in Micah's voice.  Micah is the main character of our novel.
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