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Ep22: Flexing Your Empathy Muscle with Madhavi Parker
Today's guest joins me to discuss using Empathy in the workplace.
Madhavi Parker, Managing Director of Positive Minds Australia, psychologist, multi-published author, and all round incredible person; discusses the importance of empathy, how to practice empathy, and what it actually means to show empathy to others.
Empathy is a necessary skill in today's environment. whether you're a leader of people, leading a business, or even your family. Being able to show empathy to others is the quickest way to diffuse conflict, and connect with others.
You can check out the details of the show in the shownotes here, and where to find Madhavi and her work.
Season 2 Made For More podcast Intro
And we're back for a cracking 2021.
After a successful season 1 and launch of the Made For More podcast, we're giving you more of what you asked for.
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019: Put Funny In, Get Funny Out with Kate Burr
In a world full of anxiety and stress, leaders are increasingly short of options for boosting work engagement. The interesting part, however, is that these leaders are ignoring one of the most underutilized and undervalued tools to boost office engagement- humor. As a stress buster, most psychologists believe that humor is the opposite of stress. An important thing to note is that humor is not primarily used as an office stress reliever but as an engagement tool.
Using your sense of humor is not all about telling jokes; it’s about saying the right words at the right time to the right people. The harder you try to be funny, the more likely your joke will end up falling flat.
Being happy is important. Since you are more likely to spend more time at work than at home, being happy at work is even more important. If you are planning to incorporate humor into your workspace, no need to worry as today we’ve got a professional humor monger, Ally Nitschke, with us. Ally discusses how to effectively use humor in the workplace, identifying where to draw the line and how non-humorous people can be funny.
TOPICS WE DISCUSSED INCLUDE:
Getting to know Kate Burr (01:58)
Starting her own business (03:03)
Becoming a humor coach (04:30)
From survival mode to service mode (07:03)
Humor in the workplace (08:33)
How to boost message reception through humor (10:30)
Focusing on people’s feelings (10:44)
The science behind the benefits of laughter (12:10)
How non-humorous people can become funny (15:06)
Humor in the business context (15:58)
Why jokes are the worst way to be funny (16:53)
How frequently should a leader add humor into the workplace? (18:30)
The different parts of humor (19:26)
Why relevance is as important as the joke itself (20:45)
How humor works (22:01)
Being funny is a virtual team (24:37)
Top 5 tips to help you boost our humor (26:48)
How to use memes and YouTube clips in your daily tasks (27:50)
Fill up on Funny (28:33)
Using humor for attention, engagement, and connection (29:30)
Humour Booster: 5 steps to use humour for engagement in you day www.kateburr.com.au/gift
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018: Mastering Your Mindset and Emotions with Tony Loyd
In an already uniquely stressful year, many people are trying to redefine the word normal to fit their current situations. Although some people find themselves struggling with their emotions and channeling their energy to more meaningful objectives, others are already creating opportunities for themselves.
The fact of the matter is that not everybody can be great, but everybody can make an impact. That idea that everybody thinks is crazy has every chance of being the next big thing. It doesn’t matter what people say, and it also doesn’t matter what times we’re in; all that matters is that you believe in your idea and are actually willing to put in the hard work. Always remember, miracles will only find you when you’re in action.
While most people only dream about being a Fortune 500 executive, today’s guest, Tony Loyd, has been there, and he’s here to tell us how he continues to inspire lives through his projects while juggling all the different roles he continues to hold. If you’re feeling all the feels or are struggling to make an impact, this episode is definitely for you.
TOPICS WE DISCUSSED INCLUDE:
Getting to know Tony Loyd (02:18)
Feeling all the feels (03:10)
How to channel your energy to things that matter (05:05)
How a crisis can create an opportunity (05:19)
Hold tight to the vision but let the form be flexible (05:55)
Where to channel your energy to (07:370
Importance of having self-care (08:05)
Success leaves clues (09:48)
How to recognize your strengths (11:50)
Strategizing your actions (13:25)
Miracles find you when you’re in action (13:50)
How your social environment may be stopping you from moving forward (15:28)
Mastering mindset and emotions (15:49)
Finding your purpose (18:40)
Bringing purpose and meaning to the important part of your life (19:50)
Pay attention to the heartbreak (21:25)
You don’t need to be great to make an impact (23:08)
Lots of problems equal lots of opportunities to find a solution (23:42)
Introducing Tony’s book (24:42)
Crazy ideas give birth to crazy impacts (26:20)
Top 5 Tips (28:45)
Why you need to lift the underrepresented voices (28:53)
017: From AwareLESS to AwareNESS with Noa Ronen
Moving, on its own, is a daunting task. Moving because of work takes the stress and doubles it. However, moving to another continent is a whole different ball game altogether. So, when Noa Ronen moved from Israel to the U.S, she thought things would remain the same. Little did she know that adapting to a different culture and professional atmosphere would not be as easy as she had imagined.
Other than the physically tiring activities associated with moving, most people overlook the psychological stress of moving.
Once you decide to move, the first thing you need to understand is that it won't be easy, neither will it be the same. Things won't be the same, and the sooner you learn to accept that, the faster you'll adapt to your new surroundings. In today's amazing episode, we're happy to have with us Noa Ronen, who talks about how she managed to successfully move to the U.S, albeit with a few hiccups, and how she was able to overcome the struggles associated with moving to a new place.
TOPICS WE DISCUSSED INCLUDE:
Getting to know Noa Ronen (02:25)
Moving to New York (04:28)
Adapting to a new environment (08:30)
Creating a space for yourself to show up differently (11:02)
The grieving process (12:19)
The 'Doing' and 'Being' energies (12:55)
Pairing the 'Being' and the 'Doing' energies (14:19)
Definition of the 'Being' energy (14:40)
Working with yourself before working with others (18:25)
Change management (19:19)
Why successful leaders need to learn and adapt really fast (22:18)
The 'Being' energy within a system (23:43)
Leaders taking charge of difficult situations (25:40)
The future of leadership (27:13)
Why leaders need to start leading from the side (28:10)
Deciding to do coaching (30:09)
Being the disruptor (33:00)
Why you need to stop taking experts as the diamond mark of quality (34:02)
Asking the 'Why' question (34:40)
The recovery time (36:10)
Going against the norms (38:08)
How to stop working against yourself (39:30)
Procrastinating is not really laziness (42:05)
5 top tips for leaders (43:50)
The 'What' questions (45:55)
016: Habits To Make When You've Hit Rock Bottom with Oliver Jackson
From growing up in a circus, to building a multi million dollar property portfolio, some jail time and now training for an ultramarathon. Today’s interview with Oliver jackson is the stuff of movie.
With more than two-thirds of ex-felons getting rearrested within the first two years of being free, the probability of an ex-con becoming a successful entrepreneur? Well, not high. When the going got tough, Oliver got focused on what he did want. Society has been known to frown upon ex-offenders with the assumption that they haven’t been rehabilitated enough. With limited options, they are left with only two choices, either go back to crime or become entrepreneurs.
What’s clear is that traditional employment channels aren’t always an option. Survival of the fittest means being mentally fit. Survival depends on them being entrepreneurial enough to generate legitimate income streams for themselves.
Yes, you can come from somewhere, and yes, you can have a not so pretty past, but that doesn’t have to define where you are going. That was certainly the case for Oliver Jackson, an ex-con who spent two years in prison but managed to change his life for the better.
TOPICS WE DISCUSSED INCLUDE:
Getting to know Oliver Jackson (0:40)
How it was growing up in a circus (0:50)
Oliver’s transition into what he is today (2:31)
It’s never too late to learn how to read (4:38)
Living the party life (4:55)
Prison as a reality check (5:20)
The first step towards change (6:23)
Life after prison (8:03)
Trying to prove to people that he can rebuild himself (9:18)
Structure and routine (10:26)
Getting things done before people wake up (11:38)
Oliver’s current business (12:00)
The entrepreneurial spirit (12:40)
Building resilience (14:34)
How 2020 became his best year despite the pandemic (16:40)
Cutting down on junk food (19:16)
Switching to a plant-based diet (20:35)
The power-down routine (21:20)
Top 5 most impactful books (23:50)
The best piece of advice to the listeners (25:40)