Did you know there are four different styles of communication? Expressive, reserved, direct and harmonious. Each has different strengths that can be leveraged to help teams better connect, collaborate, and build trust. In this episode, Maryanne O’Brien, author of The Elevated Communicator, breaks down all four styles and explains how leaders can adapt to each type to strengthen well-being and resolve conflicts. Listen in to learn how to show up as the best expression of yourself instead of the stressed expression.
If you don't know your values, you won’t know when they're being undermined. Lisa Morton, Founder and CEO of Roland Dransfield, learned this the hard way. In this episode, Lisa talks about getting clear on your beliefs and creating intentional practices in your organization to allow you to live them. Lisa shares how your values translate into clear boundaries and non-negotiables that guide your decisions. As you listen, you’ll hear how being unapologetically who you are makes you both powerful and relatable.
Tiffany Sauder is the epitome of authenticity and excellence. She wears a lot of hats – wife, mom of four, President and CEO of Element Three, board member, podcaster for her podcast, Scared Confident, and the list goes on. Through it all, Tiffany models what it means to be a courageously vulnerable leader. Because as you’ll hear her share, it’s our scars, rather than our accomplishments, that bring us closest to others. Listen to the full episode to hear Tiffany discuss living a life of “and,” her journey through fear, and the importance of failing out loud as a leader.
Not all heroes wear capes. The past 24 hours have brought me incredible lessons on the importance of boundaries and how focusing on what matters and leveraging community make an incredible difference. I was in the middle of meetings when the panicking text messages came through. You see, my mom almost died in this past...
Almost every company proudly shares its story, but what about its narrative? Guillaume Wiatr, Founder of MetaHelm, says there’s a world of difference between the two. In this episode, Guillaume explains how focusing on your company’s narrative is the best way to align your business, internally and externally. As you listen, you’ll learn best practices for uncovering your narrative and be reminded of why intentional language is crucial.
I love it when I get an opportunity to have a real, authentic, connecting conversation. That’s exactly what happened when I sat down with Andy Kaufman on his People & Projects podcast. We went right to the “yuck” about the stories we tell ourselves, where they came from, and why we armor up rather than...
“If we're not careful, we let other people create our stories for us. We need to make sure we're holding the pen and writing the best story possible.” Genevieve Georget, Executive Editor at Round Table Companies, is passionate about helping people claim ownership of their own narratives. She and Corey Blake, Founder and CEO of RTC, join us on this episode to discuss the power of storytelling. As you listen, you’ll learn about the endless and unexpected benefits of unearthing your heroic journey and speaking your truth.
Destigmatizing mental health issues can’t happen overnight, but Dr. Nigel Girgrah, Chief Wellness Officer at Ochsner Health, says the charge has to start with leaders. In this episode, Nigel shares examples of how when leaders showed vulnerability; people on their teams did the same. In his own organization, Nigel is working towards getting systems in place that promote well-being in a proactive manner so people have help long before a crisis occurs. As the conversation unfolds, you’ll learn the benefits of investing in wellbeing and how to take steps toward destigmatizing mental health.
Sometimes you have one of those conversations that is fulfilling, thought-provoking, connected, human and funny – all rolled into one. That’s exactly what happened when I chatted with with Denise Griffitts on her Partner in Success podcast. We discussed what’s going on in the world today and what it means to live, work and lead...
“Your choices are your superpower and you can literally change your world with them.” Mark Miller, bestselling author and VP of High Performance Leadership at Chick-fil-A, says there are certain factors specific to each leader that limits their impact. Mark calls those factors your quicksand. In this episode, Mark explains how to identify and then escape your quicksand starting with the choices you make. Give the full episode a listen to learn about Mark’s four ‘smart choices’, allowing you to confront your reality and create change.