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The Teamwork Advantage a Gregg Gregory Podcast

Author: Gregg Gregory, CSP

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Welcome to The Teamwork Advantage, a Gregg Gregory Podcast. Informal and insightful conversations with professionals and experts in the TLC arena - Teamwork, Leadership, Culture. A must-listen program, where we take you inside the mind's of these experts to discover actionable insights to be a stronger team member, a more effective leader, and enrich your team's culture.
110 Episodes
Are you stuck? Do you feel like you’re spinning your wheels and kicking up a lot of dust and going nowhere? In this compelling episode of The Teamwork Advantage, Juli Shulem has got you covered as she shows us how to design better systems that will help you and your team get more done by being better organized, reducing stress, and increasing productivity.Juli shares her expertise in creating a single list of action items that includes team members. By following her advice, you can create a system that works and avoid setting yourself up for failure. This episode is packed with actionable insights that will help you and your team reach new heights.You'll discover how to improve your organizational skills, manage stress, and boost productivity. By tuning in, you'll gain powerful insights and practical tips that will help you achieve more and work smarter. Whether you're a team member, leader, or senior manager, this episode is overflowing with valuable information to help you and your team succeed. Don't miss out on the opportunity to enhance your personal and professional growth – Listen Now - Listen Often!
In this episode of The Teamwork Advantage, Patti DeNucci shares the benefits of, and her secrets for, having meaningful conversations. Explore Patti DeNucci’s 4 P's of Communication and take communication to the next level with your team.  Discover how to identify and avoid "Drainers & Downers," those individuals who drain the energy out of us. Join us as we discuss the power of meaningful conversations and how to use them to build stronger teams. With practical ideas that you can start using tomorrow, this episode is a must-listen for anyone looking to improve their communication skills. Don't miss out on this valuable information! Patti offers a number of resources on her website that can help you be a better networker, listener, and conversationalist: 
Are you curious about how your team's and organization's wellness affect productivity? In this episode of The Teamwork Advantage, Dr. Richard Safeer discusses the link between individual wellness and team productivity. By examining how our wellness actions impact those around us, even in seemingly insignificant ways, we can make small changes that contribute to a positive shift in team behavior. Dr. Safeer outlines his 6 Building Blocks for a culture of wellness, sharing tips on creating a supportive and wellness-focused environment. Join us to discover how your subculture can either positively or negatively impact your team, and learn how to make small changes that can have a significant impact on the productivity of your team. Tune in now to gain valuable insights on building a culture of wellness in your organization!You can learn more about Richard’s work at or follow him on LinkedIn.If you’re looking for training on how to create a culture of well-being on your team or organization, then go to
Are you curious how yoga and meditation can enhance your leadership skills and help you influence others? Join us in this insightful episode of the Teamwork Advantage, as we speak with Dr. Eric Holsapple, a successful former businessman turned Mindful Leadership expert.Dr. Holsapple shares his personal journey of finding happiness and meaning beyond material success through yoga and meditation. He has since developed a program called "Living in the Gap" that teaches the art of Mindful Leadership to individuals and organizations.In this episode, you'll discover powerful yet simple techniques that will help you become more mindful, and ultimately, a more decisive leader. Dr. Holsapple emphasizes the importance of cultivating mindfulness to navigate life's unpredictability and shares a relatable analogy of waking up each day not knowing what pitch you're going to get. With proper mindfulness, you can hit any of those pitches.Whether you're a business leader, an entrepreneur, or someone interested in personal growth, this episode will provide you with practical insights and valuable takeaways. 
Unlock the secrets to success with Jeff Engle in this powerful episode of The Teamwork Advantage! Listen as Jeff takes you through stories of his time in the US Army, why he broke some rules, and why you can, too – if you do it right. Jeff, after joining the US Army at just 17 years old, rose through the ranks to become an expert leader in a special missions team. Learn from Jeff’s experiences in the US Army, including how breaking rules the right way can benefit you. Discover the three types of accountability and why cultural accountability is key to leading high-performing teams. Don't miss this must-hear episode of The Teamwork Advantage!
At Win Big Media, maintaining close communication with the team is of utmost importance. To ensure this, Brandon makes frequent check-in calls to his team members, either via phone or Zoom. Despite their brevity, these informal calls have proven to provide more impactful feedback than structured meetings.Join us as we learn from Brandon's experience and expertise on how to create a successfulremote work culture and enhance team engagement. Whether you're a team leaderor a team member, this episode has something for everyone.
V-A-L-U-E - we have heard the word for years. The term is often focused on Sales and how a salesperson should add more value. In this energetic episode of The Teamwork Advantage, Ken Wendle focuses on his definition of the word "Value".  Ken takes the time to review each of his five components of VALUE: Vision Alignment Leverage Uniqueness Execution 
Growth is one thing. Keeping employees engaged and motivated is another. In this episode of The Teamwork Advantage, Darrin Jahnel shares his secrets for taking a software development company from three employees (two of them being Darrin and his brother) to a powerful team of 150 in just 10 years.Darrin shares the story of his 3rd employee and the fact that she is still with them a decade later. His hiring funnel is impressive. His techniques to keep his teams engaged are awe-inspiring, yet surprisingly simple for anyone to duplicate.  So often the idea of a development team collaborating with the operations team is “wishful thinking.” Darrin shares how he gets his team to partner with clients as well as other teams within the Jahnel Group to accomplish extraordinary success.
Our 6th season of The Teamwork Advantage kicks off with a true superstar from the extreme athletics world, Robyn Benincasa. Robyn is the author of “How Winning Works” in which she talks about how she paralleled professions; being a firefighter for San Diego County and competing in the world of extreme athletics.Robyn talks about how, as a true competitor, her team was dropped in outlandish places like the jungles of Borneo.  Her team then had to traverse over 600 miles, using no motorized transportation, with only a paper map and a compass for navigation.   Listen as she tells stories of what she, and her competitors, encountered.  If you think you have it tough, imagine that, if just one of your team members gets sick or decides the challenge is too tough, the whole team is disqualified. Compare that with the difficulty of being a firefighter and understanding when someone else on the team has a stronger proficiency of a task or can relate to a patient better and you have to step back. Robyn’s ability to articulate these events will make this one of your favorite episodes of all time! Robyn is also the founder of “Project Athena,” a foundation that helps survivors of tragedy regain control of their lives. Whether it is surviving cancer, or the loss of a limb, she helps build powerful teams of individuals that then turn their setbacks into comebacks.   What a way to kick off our 6th season of The Teamwork Advantage!  For more information on Robyn and her work, visit her websites at:   FREE DOWNLOAD - available on World Class Teams - Robyn's acronym for Teamwork. 
After opening in 2018 and working hard to grow its business, the Emma Justine Salon in Louisville Kentucky had its fair share of havoc to deal with during the COVID pandemic. Like many others, they shut down 100% for over 60 days and then opened with limited services for the next several months.In this episode of The Teamwork Advantage, Adel Migirova, the office manager for the Emma Justine Salon, shares how this small business survived the pandemic. Adel shares stories and ideas - like offering employees unlimited time off – about how they weathered the challenges of the pandemic and came out of that experience more robust than ever before.
Years after the events of the 1984 Olympics, Sean Murray was inspired to write his book “If Gold Is Our Destiny – How a Team of Mavericks Came Together for Olympic Glory”.  Sean interviewed the players and coaches of the 1984 men's volleyball team and discovered what brought them together to achieve Olympic glory. What makes this so powerful is that, less than two years earlier this U.S. team was not even in the top 10, worldwide.  Listen to this episode of The Teamwork Advantage as Sean shares some of what the team did to win gold and, more importantly, to change the way volleyball is played today, almost 40 years later.The foundation of what made the 1984 men's Olympic volleyball team successful, all those years ago, is easily be applied to your teams today.  Sean is quick to point out that the best players do not make the best team. Sometimes, it is more important to make sure that our team members are in the best positions to help the team.  
Dr. Quintin Shepherd grew up on a working farm in the Midwest and is now the superintendent of schools in Victoria, Texas.  His journey is a very interesting story, and one that both educators and business professionals may learn from. As a leader, are you solving complicated or complex problems? Dr. Shepherd helps us understand the differences in these concepts and offers strategies to become more transformational in our leadership, at every level of the organization.  His analogies are thought-provoking and informative to say the least. Listen as he explains, in easy to understand terms, how to move from being transactional in our leadership to becoming transformational in order to  leave a legacy for everyone.
Psychological safety is a powerful tool.  In this episode of "The Teamwork Advantage," Stephan Wiedner shares tools to measure your team’s psychological safety.Click here to download the seven questions you should answer to measure the level of psychological safety on your team!
In this episode of "The Teamwork Advantag", focused on emotional intelligence, Lisa Welsher shares a different twist on emotions and how they can empower us on multiple levels.With Lisa, we explore the difference between emotions and feelings. She helps us learn what we can all do to check in with our emotions and become more effective, every day.
While the names have evolved, the functions of HR have also evolved over the years.  It is not longer just a place for on-boarding and termination and salary documentation. This episode of The Teamwork Advantage focuses on how today's incarnation of the Human Resources Department can help both team leaders and employees.Lisa Cardinal talks with us about the roles within HR and how people, and employees, have changed in recent years. She talks about the advent of hybrid work forces and what is being done to keep business leaders abreast of trends in the workforce today.
Genefa Murphy comes from a background in Information Technology and Development Operations. She now works in Customer Experience and focuses on marketing.  Her leadership style focuses on the 3 M’s - Method, Message and Making It Work.In call centers across the country, You might think that the customer experience in call centers across the country would have improved since the pandemic.  Instead, primarily due to the volume and velocity of the calls that customer experience teams were dealing with, at that time, some customer experiences were not positive.This is a direct result of the fact that, prior to the pandemic, so much of what customers did was often done in person. During the pandemic, and after, customers were forced to handle customer support issues completely online or over the phone. This increased the overall volume and the speed, or velocity, at which calls were coming in. 
In this engaging episode of The Teamwork Advantage, Frank King talks about his life and how he has thought about committing suicide more times than he can count. He, like many others, was able to hide his suicidal tendencies.  It is important to remember that teamwork is not just about sports, or even business.  Teamwork is about wherever multiple people work towards a common goal.  This is definitely one of the most powerful episodes we have had on The Teamwork Advantage. Frank’s stories are real. They cut to the root of the problems facing so many of us today.  Listen as Frank King shares how to recognize some simple clues from your work colleagues, friends, members of your church or synagogue, or even someone within your own family. Frank talks about some of the resources available if you, or anyone you know, is depressed:    • NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness (    • Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by voice, call 988     • Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by text, 741741    Frank believes that where there is humor there is hope and where there is laughter there is life. Nobody dies laughing. The right person, at the right time, with the right information, can save a life.  We can be the right team member at the right time.
In this episode of The Teamwork Advantage, Nicole Morgan sharesthe story of how she created an environment of collaboration in her workplace.  Her ideas are not exclusive to her company, business, or even her industry. They are transferable across every industry and every team.One key aspect she discusses freely is that, while hiring for skills may be important, it is not always the most important aspect of the hiring process.This episode is all-encompassing. There are strategies for every level of your organization, and each team within your organization.
Marcia Daszko helps us to recognize that, in the midst of changing times, is a powerful place to succeed. This begins with a compelling purpose. Moving from a small boutique consulting firm, Marcia studied Dr. Deming’s work extensively to learn the secrets of being a powerful leader.Marcia shares stories and fundamental examples of organizations that have flourished, and others who have floundered. She also talks about her own Strategic compass that you can view at: our podcast listeners, Marcia has offered our listeners the opportunity to take her leadership assessment, here: contact Marcia directly, visit her website at
A self proclaimed paranoid planner, Toms Blodnieks shares why it is critical to plan everything, including our to our downtime with family and friends.As the Chief Operations Officer of DeskTime, the ultimate all-in-one automatic time tracking software, Toms shares what they have done with their hybrid workforce and the benefits of adopting a simple and more productive 35-hour work week.  He admits communication is a challenge, but according to Toms, once those processes are in place, your success is sure to follow.  Don't miss this informative episode!
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