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Welcome to the Leadership Junkies Podcast, where we explore leadership, business, and personal growth to help you grow your business and live a richer life.

One thing we know about leadership - You can’t grow your business bigger than you.

We believe that leaders have to put their people first. If you take care of your people, your people will take care of your business.

Get ready for conversations that will challenge your thinking and help you transform your leadership and your business.

Welcome to your bigger business, and bigger life.

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Welcome to the Leadership Junkies Podcast, where we explore leadership, business, and personal growth to help you grow your business and live a richer life.

One thing we know about leadership - You can’t grow your business bigger than you.

We believe that leaders have to put their people first. If you take care of your people, your people will take care of your business.

Get ready for conversations that will challenge your thinking and help you transform your leadership and your business.

Welcome to your bigger business, and bigger life.

    129. Laura Miller | Leading Through the New Reality of Remote Work

    129. Laura Miller | Leading Through the New Reality of Remote Work

    Are you trying to navigate the reality of remote workers and team members? Do you want to better understand what it takes to successfully build and lead a business with remote team members? Are you looking for insights and tools for leading a remote team, whether fully, hybrid or otherwise?

    Our special guest Laura Miller answers these and other questions about leadership, culture and doing business in a remote worker world.

    Laura Miller is the Founder and CEO of TempDev, a nationwide healthcare information technology consulting firm that specializes in NextGen EPM and EHR development. She combines an engineering background with business savvy to create holistic and sustainable solutions with positive financial and operational impacts.

    Over the past fourteen years, Laura has led and built a business with an entire team that works from home, including herself. Laura knows well the keys to leading, building culture, collaborating, innovating, communicating, and serving clients in a remote work model.

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    Show Notes
    Episode highlights…


    The basics of a remote workforce
    The challenges of bringing people back to the office who don’t want to go back to the office
    Financial realities of remote working in terms of compensation, cost of living, etc.
    Key values to team members of working from home
    Challenges of taking care of children while working remotely
    Collaboration and innovation also happen with remote working
    Pros and cons of remote working
    Importance of boundaries and routines when working remotely
    Overwork and burnout risks when working remotely
    Leaders must pay attention to the impact of their personal choices around work and remote work
    Productivity and remote work
    Pros, cons, risks and rewards of using employee work tracking software with remote workers
    Understanding the importance of and determining key performance indicators (KPI’s)
    Shifting the focus from time productivity to outcome productivity
    Role of existing trust levels in impacting employee response to monitoring programs
    Killing your peoples’ productivity by over-meeting your remote workers
    What’s the cost of your meetings?
    Remote working requires great technology and different approaches to communication
    Today’s workforce requires more empathetic leadership
    What would you do if you could not fail?

    Resources:

    Laura Miller
    Temp Dev Website
    The Leadership Junkies Podcast
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    128. Andrea Newton | Seven Significant Conversation: Empowering Your Leadership Through Crucial Conversations

    128. Andrea Newton | Seven Significant Conversation: Empowering Your Leadership Through Crucial Conversations

    Do you struggle with challenging conversations? Do you want to learn more mindsets and tools for enhancing your crucial conversations? Are you ready to amplify your leadership and impact through conversations?

    Our special guest Andrea Newton (England)  answers these and other questions about leadership and management in the context of conversations and communication.

    Andrea Newton is the Founder of Confident Conversations and a woman on a mission to get leaders comfortable with the uncomfortable and believes there are 7 Significant Conversations that all good leaders ought to be able to have if they are truly to get the best out of their team and their business.

    Andrea has spent the last 21 years working with a wide range of organizations across all industry sectors, helping literally thousands of managers and leaders at all levels to have conversations that matter.

    Andrea believes that conversations change organizations, develop relationships, improve standards, increase results – in fact, conversations even save lives and having had her own experience of rooting around at rock bottom and peering over the edge, Andrea believe that unless leaders create the climate that encourages honest, open, frank dialogue then they will never achieve their full potential.

    As a trainer, keynote speaker, author and soon to be podcast host, Andrea is based in the northwest of England and offers a whole range of online and remote training services to her clients – from television production to the NHS – she wants to use her past to improve others futures.

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    Show Notes
    Episode highlights…


    The importance of crucial conversations and different approaches to having them
    Understanding the blind spots about crucial conversations
    Confident leaders are willing to admit their weaknesses
    Going into crucial conversations with an attitude of curiosity
    Beware the words you use to label your crucial conversations
    Understanding the differences between feedback and opinions
    Leadership is not a popularity contest (do you want to be liked or respected as a leader)
    The impact of avoiding one-on-one conversations and instead relying on group conversations
    Importance of learning and teaching skills for crucial conversations
    Keys for leading and managing today’s workforce
    Understanding and navigating the Seven (7) Significant Conversations
    Crucial conversations are more impactful that processes and procedures
    The Four (4) F words in conversations: 1. Feelings; 2. Fears; 3. Family; and 4. Future
    Vulnerability and psychological safety in leadership
    Understanding the difference between empathy and sympathy in leadership
    Using the E.E.C. Model for crucial conversations (Example – Effect – Change)
    Leaders must get comfortable with the uncomfortable when it comes to crucial conversations
    The leadership of Professor McGonagall in the Harry Potter series

    Resources:

    Andrea Newton
    Really Useful Conversations Podcast
    Confident Conversations Website
    The Leadership Junkies Podcast
    Cardivera

    • 1 hr 1 min
    127. Imogen Roy | Finding Your Genius: The Journey to More Energy, More Productivity and More Presence

    127. Imogen Roy | Finding Your Genius: The Journey to More Energy, More Productivity and More Presence

    Are you feeling burnout or overwhelmed? Are you looking for unconventional strategies for navigating your life and business? Do you want to be more purposeful, productive and present in every part of your life and leadership?

    Our special guest Imogen Roy (Bordeaux France) answers these and other questions about burnout, purpose, productivity and personal energy.

    Imogen Roy is a Business Mentor who helps unconventional people to be more purposeful, productive and present in their life and business. After experiencing burnout whilst doing what she loved, Imogen realized she'd have to take a much more proactive approach to protect her most valuable business asset: her own energy.

    Despite doing what she loved, Imogen experienced a profound burnout experience that helped her to differently understand burnout, self-care and the importance of protecting your energy.

    Today Imogen is the accomplice of founders, artists, consultants and visionaries who want to create unstoppable success in work and life without burnout or compromise.

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    Show Notes
    Episode highlights…


    Burnout is more a product of what happens when we care too much and too long for others without caring for ourselves
    The process and importance of finding and living your genius
    Understanding and overcoming the challenges of finding and living your genius
    Living an unconventional life by choosing not to fit in
    Keys to understanding the role of energy in leadership, productivity and life
    Navigating the land mines of false boxes in our lives
    Energy as your most important asset
    The reality that not all time is equal and controllable, but your energy can be managed
    What it means to be a time bender
    The role of presence in productivity
    Presence is essential when it comes to leadership
    Three kinds of attention / presence: 1. Outward facing attention; 2. Submissive state of attention (receiving); 3. Meditation
    Understanding what presence is and isn’t
    What happens to time when you’re not present
    Understanding our attachment to multi-tasking and its connection to lack of self-trust
    The myth of multi-tasking
    The flow of energy when you’re present (for yourself and others)
    Find a small way to honor what you feel like doing throughout the day (versus what you believe you have to do)
    Asking and answering the question of where you’re finding resistance
    Getting curious with your resistance
    Self-shaming or pushing through your resistance uses more energy and exhausts us
    The ways that language / words shape our culture and reality
    Understanding the different experiences of time (quantum and gestational)
    Examining the ways that your own language is serving you and not serving you
    Foundations for integrated leadership and living
    Embracing your resistance in order to learn from it

    Resources:

    Imogen Roy
    Imogen Roy Instagram
    Imogen Roy Website
    A Year of Magical Living Podcast
    Unbound: A Guide to Women’s Power book by Kasia Urbaniak
    The Leadership Junkies Podcast
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    126. Marcia Alvarado | How To Be An Inclusive Leader!

    126. Marcia Alvarado | How To Be An Inclusive Leader!

    Are you confused about what to do to build a more diverse, equitable and inclusive culture? Are you looking to better understand the differences that are part of organizations today? Are you committed to creating a safer and more diverse, equitable and inclusive culture and organization?

    Our special guest Marcia Alvarado answers these and other questions about diversity, equity, inclusion and leadership.

    Marcia Alvarado has been a licensed professional engineer for the past 16 years and works as a Structural Market Leader for WGI in Tampa, Florida. She graduated from Florida Institute of Technology with a degree in Civil Engineering in 2004, where she played collegiate basketball. Marcia then pursued a career in structural engineering starting in New York City, and received her Master’s from the University of South Florida in 2009. Marcia enjoys designing buildings and has always had a passion for helping others through the ACE Mentor Program, a mentoring program for high school student to learn about the industry.

    Marcia also has ventured in the fashion world by way of modeling and provides custom suiting for Sharpe Suiting, an LGBTQ+ owned and operated luxury custom suiting brand. In 2020, she Founded The Alvarado Experience, a consultancy focused on diversity, equity and inclusion.

    Marcia knew her path was in design and construction at the age of four as she was standing on the London Bridge, barely tall enough to reach the glass, and told her mother “I want to build buildings when I grow up.”

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    Show Notes
    Episode highlights…


    Navigating the engineering, construction and business world as an other
    Critical interpersonal skills and mindsets for supporting more diversity, equity and inclusion in the world
    Understanding the difference between gender identity, gender role and gender expression
    Understanding gender identity and expression in the trans community
    The role of sexual expression in diversity, equity and inclusion (understanding the LBGTQ+ and queer community)
    Ongoing challenges for the LBGTQ+ community in the workplace
    Leaders and organizations must do more than talk the DEI talk
    The role of intersectionality with diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives
    Keys to bringing values around diversity, equity and inclusion alive in your organization
    The role of vulnerability in diversity, equity and inclusion leadership
    The leadership essential of knowing thyself especially when it comes to diversity, equity and inclusion
    The power of publicly using your pronouns to build a safe and more belonging culture

    Resources:

    Marcia Alvarado
    The Alvarado Experience Website
    Instagram
    The Leadership Junkies Podcast
    Cardivera

    • 1 hr 5 min
    125 - Arthur Jones | Embracing the Power of Story in Your Brand and Leadership

    125 - Arthur Jones | Embracing the Power of Story in Your Brand and Leadership

    Are you committed to leading with more humanness? Are you ready to lead with more people impact? Do you want to learn the tools and power of stories?

    Our special guest Arthur Jones answers these and other questions about stories, leadership and humanizing your brand.

    Arthur Jones is the founder of two companies – The Art of Standing Out (a leadership development firm) and The Art of Inbound Marketing (a marketing agency). Arthur has been described as a people centric, growth focused business strategy architect, as well as a brand story architect.

    Arthur helps businesses and their customer-facing teams employ tools, strategies, and hybrid work models enabling collaboration and co-creation with the customers they serve. He’s also developed a concept called R.O.A.R – Return On Authentic Relationships.

    His mission – to make meaning by enriching the lives of the business professionals they work with, and ultimately creating a more just and caring world.

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    Show Notes
    Episode highlights…


    What is a brand story architect?
    The power of stories and storytelling
    The source of the loss of the art of storytelling
    Understanding what it means to R.O.A.R. as a leader (return on authentic relationships)
    Being a humanologist (seek first to understand)
    The Big 3 of stories: 1. Story listening; 2. Story building; 3. Storytelling
    Obstacles to bringing more humanness into your leadership
    Leadership shifts for a remote and hybrid workforce
    Leadership top three … Integrity, Emotional Intelligence and Communication
    Leadership requires the courage to do the right thing
    Humanizing your brand

    Resources:

    Arthur Jones
    Art of Standing Out Website
    The Leadership Junkies Podcast
    Cardivera

    • 56 min
    124. Dr. Troy Hall | Building a Cohesion Culture: Strategies to Empower Your Team and Enhance Your Performance

    124. Dr. Troy Hall | Building a Cohesion Culture: Strategies to Empower Your Team and Enhance Your Performance

    Are you struggling with what your culture will look like in the post-COVID workforce? Are you committed to being a learning organization? Do you want to build a culture that will engage and inspire your team?

    Our special guest Dr. Troy Hall answers these and other questions about culture, talent, leadership, engagement and performance.

    Dr. Troy Hall is the author of the best-selling title, Cohesion Culture: Proven Principles to Retain Your Top Talent, and the #1 title for Business and Professional Humor, FANNY RULES: A Mother’s Leadership Lessons That Never Grow Old. He was once told he did not have the talent to write. His mom, Fanny, reminded him, “It’s not the successes or failures that shape your life, it’s how you handle them.”

    Dr. Troy is an author, radio host, global speaker, talent retention strategist and consultant who’s been featured on the Today Show, ABC, Beyond the Business Radio Show, and CEO World.

    His doctorate in Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship has sent him across the globe to help leaders create cultures of cohesion and retain top talent in their organizations. With more than 40 years of practical leadership experience and a Ph.D. in Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship, Dr. Troy's consulting and executive coaching sessions have positively impacted organizational leaders around the globe on how to create cultures of cohesion to retain their top talent.

    His mantra, "You don’t have to know everything, you just need to be teachable."

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    Show Notes
    Episode highlights…


    Mother’s leadership lessons
    Mistakes are not failures – they’re learning experiences
    Five elements of a learning organization: 1. Being generative; 2. Adaptive; 3. Experimentation; 4. Diversity of thought; 5. Good stewards of the resources
    Knowledge isn’t power … it’s using that knowledge and turning it into wisdom
    Role of cultural relatively in sustaining a learning culture
    Importance of emotional intelligence and self-awareness in leadership
    Vulnerability and authenticity in leadership
    Charismatic leadership is no longer enough
    The importance of creating a culture to allow a collaborative voice among the team
    Four primary characteristics that cross all generations in the workplace
    Understanding the elements of a cohesion culture: 1. Belonging; 2. Value; 3. Shared mutual commitment
    Leadership shifts in the age of growing remote workforces
    Managing your people by time versus productivity / performance
    Differently managing remote team members
    Challenges of retaining team members in a post-COVID work world
    Being thoughtful about reboarding your team after COVID

    People don’t follow accidental leaders – the importance of being purposeful as a leader

    Resources:

     Troy Hall
     Troy Hall Website
    Troy Hall Social Media (@drtroyhall)
    Cohesion Culture: Proven Principles to Retain Your Top Talent Book
    Fanny Rules: A Mother's Leadership Lessons that Never Grow Book
    The Leadership Junkies Podcast
    Cardivera

    • 1 hr 2 min

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