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The hardest question ever posed to me required me to upend a life-long belief system and rewrite the world as I knew it. The question was this: “How do you define success?” Wait, there is more than one way to define success?
Six months of staying home with my two young children to keep all of us safe has traveled the full spectrum of emotions. My most effective solutions during difficult days has been to implement the exact sentiment that I desperately needed in the moment. Give what you need, and it will come back to you.
In this podcast episode, we’re sharing the distinctions among mentoring, sponsorship and coaching and describing how to build a network of supporters who can solve any problem that might come up. We explore what makes an effective mentor and why it’s crucial to define what you want the mentoring relationship to look like.
Today, we’re joined by E. Keller Fitzsimmons, the author of Lost in Startuplandia: Wayfinding for the Weary Entrepreneur, accomplished tech entrepreneur and artist. Listen in for Kelly’s insight on how to cultivate the self-belief it takes to move through heartbreak and live your purpose.
I have long felt that support for parents was a low-hanging opportunity for organizations to improve upon. But for parents as work starts “opening up” but schools and childcare do not, support from employers who “get it” will be critical. Parents are tired, and it might just be getting even harder for them.
Today, on the Life and Leadership Podcast, we are joined by Dr. Ruth Wageman and Dr. Krister Lowe, the creators of the 6 Team Conditions Framework and Team Diagnostic Survey. Listen in to hear about the 3 essentials and the 3 enablers that make up the 6 Team Conditions Framework, the most common dysfunctions they encounter in teams, and how to fix them with brilliant collaboration.
In Before World (that is, before our normal routines were upended by the effects of a global pandemic), we were asleep at the wheel. Take this moment of shakeup to design your day exactly how you would like it to be. Here are some ideas on how to realize the power we have to radically redesign our own lives.
On this episode of the Life and Leadership Podcast, we’re joined by Alexa James, the Executive Director of the Chicago Chapter for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), an organization dedicated to providing hope and improving the quality of life for people through mental health for all.
As “normal” life comes to a halt, I can’t help but appreciate the moment of pause. It has helped me come to terms with the fact that “normal” life wasn’t normal at all. I hope we rebuild our lives remembering what was most important to us when things got scary. Our health. Our families. Our safety. And that we felt seen, understood, and loved by someone.
Today, we’re discussing where anger comes from and what purpose it serves. We address the stigma around anger in our culture, reframing it as a neutral emotion that has benefits when we can choose it as a response.
If we want people to feel whole that means that they can come to work, just as they are. Our organizations have some work to do to create environments at work where we can all let our humanity show. The messiness will be worth the reward of our collective wholeness.
Today, we are sharing the five areas of habit development that have the greatest impact on leadership prowess. We discuss the communication habits you can use to inspire employees, explaining how storytelling and emotional language expand our ability to communicate effectively and guide a team.