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Author: Mark Shropshire

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Shrop talks about his interests around leadership, productivity, and technology.
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In this episode, Shrop talks about using small experiments to validate ideas. These experiments allow for a much higher rate of success for implementation, turning ideas into new products and services. In addition, Shrop shares a story about an experiment that turned into a team process used at Mediacurrent. Thanks for listening! If you enjoy SHROPCAST, make sure to subscribe and watch SHROPTV for additional leadership, productivity, and technology related content! SHROPTV: https://youtube.com/channel/UCGLWYc4fY3Q08z3c5esPiVg Follow Shrop: * https://shrop.dev * https://twitter.com/shrop * https://www.instagram.com/shrop * https://www.linkedin.com/in/markshropshire Music: * SHROP-Fi by Mark Shropshire
In this episode, Shrop talks about a very simple concept that can change how we think about others we encounter each and every day. Thanks for listening! If you enjoy SHROPCAST, make sure to subscribe and watch SHROPTV for additional leadership, productivity, and technology related content! SHROPTV: https://youtube.com/channel/UCGLWYc4fY3Q08z3c5esPiVg Follow Shrop: * https://shrop.dev * https://twitter.com/shrop * https://www.instagram.com/shrop * https://www.linkedin.com/in/markshropshire Music: * SHROP-Fi by Mark Shropshire
In this episode, Shrop talks about judging version 1.0 of anything and how that view is so limiting. Want to know how to see vision? We are going to talk about thinking differently than most people. Thanks for listening! If you enjoy SHROPCAST, make sure to subscribe and watch SHROPTV for additional leadership, productivity, and technology related content! SHROPTV: https://youtube.com/channel/UCGLWYc4fY3Q08z3c5esPiVg Follow Shrop: * https://shrop.dev * https://twitter.com/shrop * https://www.instagram.com/shrop * https://www.linkedin.com/in/markshropshire Music: * SHROP-Fi by Mark Shropshire
In this episode, Shrop digs into four ways to create space for creativity. Setting up the right environment for creativity includes physical and mental techniques. If you have been frustrated getting the creative juice flowing, this is the right podcast for you! Thanks for listening! If you enjoy SHROPCAST, make sure to subscribe and watch SHROPTV for additional leadership, productivity, and technology related content! SHROPTV: https://youtube.com/channel/UCGLWYc4fY3Q08z3c5esPiVg Follow Shrop: * https://shrop.dev * https://twitter.com/shrop * https://www.instagram.com/shrop * https://www.linkedin.com/in/markshropshire Music: * SHROP-Fi by Mark Shropshire
In this episode, Shrop talks about preventing burnout. He will start by defining job burnout and then discuss three guardrails to help keep burnout at bay. Links: * https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/burnout/art-20046642 * https://www.thisiscalmer.com/blog/5-stages-of-burnout * https://anchor.fm/shrop/episodes/Managing-Your-Time-When-Leading-ep5b4s Thanks for listening! If you enjoy SHROPCAST, make sure to subscribe and watch SHROPTV for additional leadership, productivity, and technology related content! SHROPTV: https://youtube.com/channel/UCGLWYc4fY3Q08z3c5esPiVg Follow Shrop: * https://shrop.dev * https://twitter.com/shrop * https://www.instagram.com/shrop * https://www.linkedin.com/in/markshropshire Music: * SHROP-Fi by Mark Shropshire
Do you find it challenging to lead and manage your time to complete your tasks while helping others who depend on you? In this episode, Shrop shares two techniques to manage your time when leading teams and projects. Links: * https://anchor.fm/shrop/episodes/Timebox-Your-Life-ejl696 * https://anchor.fm/shrop/episodes/Managing-Your-Calendar-Effectively-em6var Thanks for listening! If you enjoy SHROPCAST, make sure to subscribe and watch SHROPTV for additional leadership, productivity, and technology related content! SHROPTV: https://youtube.com/channel/UCGLWYc4fY3Q08z3c5esPiVg Follow Shrop: * https://shrop.dev * https://twitter.com/shrop * https://www.instagram.com/shrop * https://www.linkedin.com/in/markshropshire Music: * SHROP-Fi by Mark Shropshire
In this episode, Shrop talks about the benefits of letting go of expectations of others. He also digs into approaches for healthy personal and work expectations. It’s all about putting people first! Thanks for listening! If you enjoy SHROPCAST, make sure to subscribe and watch SHROPTV for additional leadership, productivity, and technology related content! SHROPTV: https://youtube.com/channel/UCGLWYc4fY3Q08z3c5esPiVg Follow Shrop: * https://shrop.dev * https://twitter.com/shrop * https://www.instagram.com/shrop * https://www.linkedin.com/in/markshropshire Music: * SHROP-Fi by Mark Shropshire
It is hard to follow through with goals if you know they are not realistic. On the other hand, goals that are not challenging may mean that you are not pushing yourself enough and/or trying new things. In this episode, Shrop talks about setting goals which are challenging and attainable. Links: * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMART_criteria * https://www.atlassian.com/blog/productivity/how-to-write-smart-goals * https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/275768 * https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_90.htm * https://www.pmi.org/learning/library/five-keys-accurate-project-estimating-6927 * https://blog.amazingmarvin.com/break-large-projects-tasks-bite-sized-tasks Thanks for listening! If you enjoy SHROPCAST, make sure to subscribe and watch SHROPTV for additional leadership, productivity, and technology related content! SHROPTV: https://youtube.com/channel/UCGLWYc4fY3Q08z3c5esPiVg Follow Shrop: * https://shrop.dev * https://twitter.com/shrop * https://www.instagram.com/shrop * https://www.linkedin.com/in/markshropshire Music: * SHROP-Fi by Mark Shropshire
In this episode, Shrop talks about techniques to remember when talking to someone who disagrees with you. These practical techniques will help break down walls that prevent relationship growth.
Being Grateful

Being Grateful

2020-11-2202:30

In this episode, Shrop talks about the nuanced differences between being thankful and being grateful by diving into two examples. He also mentions a technique to help have a gratitude-focused life.
In this episode, Shrop talks about techniques to manage a very full “managers” calendar. Goals include appearing and actually being available and having time to focus on important work. It’s all about calendar ROI. Makers vs. managers calendar article mentioned in this episode: http://www.paulgraham.com/makersschedule.html.
In this episode, Shrop discusses uncertainty and how it allows fear to take over your thoughts. He shares some techniques he finds helpful to reduce distractions and anxiety.
In this episode, Shrop talks about saying no to work you believe is a great idea and could be successful. Regardless of how great the work is, saying no could be the right thing if it pulls you away from your true purpose and calling.
Timebox Your Life

Timebox Your Life

2020-09-1510:05

In this episode, Shrop talks about expanding a project team technique for usage in everyday tasks and initiatives. He explores how to implement timeboxing and the related benefits.
In this episode, Shrop talks about how sticking with your vision is even more critical when challenges come up. Focus on your vision and getting through the rough spots, not on others who don’t believe it’s possible. Be different.
In this episode, Shrop talks about the Areas of Focus Methodology where 80% of your time should be focused on your passions that align with your organization’s needs. Listen to learn more about how to set your focus time up for success!
The Word “worry”

The Word “worry”

2020-08-2203:19

In this episode, Shrop talks about how replacing the word “worry” with “challenged” can make all the difference in shaping how you think about life’s obstacles. It’s not just semantics. Reclaim lost energy dwelling on problems by facing the challenges.
In this episode, shrop talks about how leaders should approach transparency through team and individual awareness, timing, tone, and the desire for feedback.
Shrop talks about how to lead teams during uncertain times, providing actions you can take today to help your teams and other leaders in your organization. Key points include leading with confidence, maintaining focus for your teams, and not losing sight of your organizations long-term goals and vision.
Setting Goals

Setting Goals

2019-12-3106:34

Shrop talks about setting one goal at any time during the year instead of setting yourself up for failure with New Year’s resolutions. The focus should be on one goal at at time that is attainable, building positive and sustainable habits.
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