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Highly successful leaders need, and are constantly looking for winning teams. Without high performing teams, there is little chance of success. The Winning Teams podcast delivers what it says on the tin - the tips, the latest thinking and strategies from our pool of global experts to build that winning team which delivers high quality results.

Winning Teams John Murphy

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Highly successful leaders need, and are constantly looking for winning teams. Without high performing teams, there is little chance of success. The Winning Teams podcast delivers what it says on the tin - the tips, the latest thinking and strategies from our pool of global experts to build that winning team which delivers high quality results.

    Episode #132- Team Habits with Charlie Gilkey

    Episode #132- Team Habits with Charlie Gilkey

    In the military, it was all about the details for today’s guest, Charlie Gilkey. And when it comes to teams in a business, the same is true. Charlie’s military background sets him up very well to talk about team habits and what habits benefit teams in any environment. 
    What are the habits that impact the quality of work? In today’s episode, Charlie shares the 8 categories of team habits and how finding the one that is broken, could solve a world of problems. 
    It’s time to start talking about the things that are broken instead of accepting that they’ll stay that way. You don’t have to wait and it doesn’t matter the size of the team. As the author of a process book called Team Habits, Charlie helps readers grab onto these ideas to make sure that their team’s habits serve them well.
    What We Talked About in This Episode: Charlie’s background in the military The best of the individual, the best of the team, and how to lead “The broken printer” Teammates are not victims, but active participants The collective habits that we can change Different types of power Don’t wait till the whole organization is ready to change It’s all about the details High-belonging and high-performing teams set goals together No agenda? No meeting. Never let a crisis go to waste New generation entering the workforce Find the “broken printer” and fix it The 8 categories of team habits Charlie’s book recommendations and daily rituals About Our Guest: Charlie Gilkey is the founder of Productive Flourishing, a website that helps changemakers (creatives, leaders, and entrepreneurs) start finishing the stuff that matters. Productive Flourishing is routinely placed in the Top 50 websites for planning, productivity, creativity, and team development for creative folks.
    Charlie's work is widely cited across media outlets and is routinely featured, showcased, or highlighted in places like Inc., BNET, Time, Forbes, the Guardian, Lifehacker, and more.
    Charlie is the author of several books including Team Habits and Start Finishing.
    Connect with Charlie Gilkey:  Productive Flourishing
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    • 31 min
    Episode #131- HeadTrash - The Leading Killer of Human Potential with Renie Cavallari

    Episode #131- HeadTrash - The Leading Killer of Human Potential with Renie Cavallari

    Your thoughts shape your reality, but if those thoughts are negative or undermining, they suck your energy and shift your focus from strength and self-confidence to worry and fear. As a leader, this is something we need to change so we can lead a successful team.
    Renie Cavallari is today’s podcast guest and she is a source of unbelievable energy. She has a strong background in the corporate world but has been running her own consulting business where she focuses on team performance. Renie is also a best selling author of several books, but today we’re honing in on her most recent publication: HeadTrash: The Leading Killer of Human Potential. 
    So what is HeadTrash? HeadTrash are those thoughts and that negative voice in our heads that hold us back and destroy our mindset. With Renie’s guidance, we can understand the voice in our head, ask the right questions, and reframe our mindset to get unstuck from this cycle of negativity and disconnect.
    What We Talked About in This Episode: What happens when we talk to others the way we talk to ourselves The steps to take to “take out the trash” Owning our head trash The importance of this tool for leaders Is your mindset serving you? How head trash robs us of our potential The habits that decrease your emotional stress Changing the habits that do not serve you The impact of the questions we ask Becoming clear about the motivation behind a desire Shifting by changing the question Teams create their own lies The difference between a mediocre and successful performer The gap in onboarding Questions to ask yourself every morning to get yourself in the right mindset Renie’s book recommendations and daily rituals About Our Guest: Renie Cavallari is the founder, CEO, and Chief Instigator of Aspire and an award-winning international marketing and leadership expert. Her inimitable grasp of business and its challenges, along with her proven, innovative solutions set Renie apart as a captivating speaker, author, leader, coach, and strategist who has driven measurable results for businesses around the world for over 30 years.
    Since founding Powered By Aspire in 1995, Cavallari has worked with hundreds of clients around the globe to challenge the status quo and effectively ignite change. Known for creative collaboration with customers to optimize revenues through strategic marketing & consulting, cultural alignment, and training, Aspire is recognized as an innovative change organization with revolutionary programming and research-based, field-tested, and protected processes that improve financial performance. Cavallari raises the bar.
    Connect with Renie Cavallari:  LinkedIn Powered by Renie Aspire Website RCI Institute Website HeadTrash: The Leading Killer of Human Potential by Renie Cavallari Connect with John Murphy:
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    • 41 min
    Episode #130- Reimagining Performance Management with Projjal Ghatak

    Episode #130- Reimagining Performance Management with Projjal Ghatak

    What exactly is performance management? It’s a term we hear thrown around but what does it entail for an organization? Well, there’s the traditional outlook and then there are the ideas of today’s guest who is reimagining performance management as we know it.
    Projjal Ghatak is the CEO and founder of OnLoop, the mobile-first feedback and goal sharing platform purposely built for the modern team. This tool is habit-forming and provides feedback as a stream of consciousness. This innovative strategy is helping managers and employees work together on their own development and in a time when organizations are struggling with attracting and maintaining talent, this is a massively important topic.
    Listen to this episode about this amazing tool and be sure to reach out to Projjal and his team because what he is doing is something you can do, too. And you will see results.
    What We Talked About in This Episode: What performance management actually means The institutions that shaped Projjal’s outlook Habit-forming technology Generative AI and its many uses Shifting the mindset and the behavior of the manager The impact of feedback Biases and why they exist Making decisions with scalable data Making sure the process isn’t complicated Feedback as a stream of consciousness The five things that need to be done to drive rhythm Projjal’s book recommendations and daily routines About Our Guest: Projjal Ghatak is the CEO and co-founder of OnLoop, a pre-launch VC-backed seed stage SaaS start-up in a new category called Collaborative Team Development (CTD) to reinvent how individuals and teams of knowledge workers develop in a new hybrid future. Prior to founding OnLoop in 2020, Projjal spent three and a half years at Uber in a variety of roles including leading Strategy for Business Development globally, leading Strategy for the APAC rides business, and GM of the Philippines rides business. A lot of his personal pain as a leader in high-growth, high-functioning orgs led to the founding of OnLoop. Projjal has also spent time in finance raising debt and equity from New York hedge funds for an industrial conglomerate, in strategy consulting in Southeast Asia, and in early-stage companies in Latin America. He has an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems, and a Bachelor of Business Management from the Singapore Management University.
    Connect with Projjal Ghatak:  OnLoop Home Page
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    • 36 min
    Episode #129- Navigating Generational Friction at Work with Chris DeSantis

    Episode #129- Navigating Generational Friction at Work with Chris DeSantis

    For this episode, I am thrilled to have the author of one of my favorite books, Chris DeSantis. Chris is the author of the phenomenal Why I Find You Irritating: Navigating Generational Friction at Work. In addition to being a great author, Chris is an expert in his field with so much experience with global brands in understanding the changes we’re currently seeing in the workplace.
    Now, more than ever, there are more generations working at the same time. It is such an interesting topic and very timely. In our conversation today, Chris shares the differences between people of different generations, what they expect from the workplace and the changes we will continue to see over time.
    What We Talked About in This Episode: Chris’s background and expertise The timeliness of his book’s topic Bringing clarity to a complex issue The differences between the upbringing of each generation The impact of Gen Z on the workplace The mistakes we make regarding the judgment of generations The pitfalls of a hierarchy business model for younger employees What we need to offer to attract a new workforce Chris’s advice for a leader in this situation right now Chris’s book recommendations and daily rituals About Our Guest: Chris De Santis is a speaker, author, consultant, and most recently podcaster specializing in Management and Organizational Development issues and interventions. He specializes in assisting individuals or groups in identifying and overcoming obstacles to effectiveness. He brings with him thirty-eight years of experience in training and development. He has an undergraduate degree in business from the University of Notre Dame, a graduate degree in Organizational Development from Loyola University in Chicago, an MBA from the University of Denver, and previous work experience in manufacturing, professional services, and not-for-profit environments. Why I Find You Irritating: Navigating Generational Friction at Work is the culmination of speaking on or about this topic over the past fifteen years. You can also listen to his advice podcast, “Cubicle Confidential” along with his co-host, Mary Abbajay.
    Connect with Chris Desantis:  Why I Find You Irritating: Navigating Generational Friction at Work by Chris DeSantis Chris DeSantis Home Page Chris DeSantis on LinkedIn Connect with John Murphy:
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    • 24 min
    Episode #128- Dancing with Disruption with Jeff Skipper

    Episode #128- Dancing with Disruption with Jeff Skipper

    Every organization it seems is facing enormous change right now and today’s guest is an expert. An international expert in leading and accelerating change, Jeff Skipper guides leaders to plan and implement successful initiatives. His recent book Dancing with Disruption: Leading Dramatic Change During Global Transformation outlines his 12 steps to successful change and can literally be used as a checklist.
    In our conversation today, Jeff dives into the role of the leader in these times of change. We know that the leader needs to organize and implement, but Jeff proves that the leader is much more impactful when they show up as a coach, motivator, and an inspiration. He has an interesting take on not just starting well, but finishing well, too.
    What We Talked About in This Episode: How Jeff became the international expert he is The number one thing to get right The complex role of the leader Inspiring a large team to be engaged in change Tailoring the message one on one Building connectivity in a team through a common “enemy” Investing time in engaging stakeholders The lessons learned through the pandemic Hybrid is here to stay Starting strong and finishing well Jeff’s book recommendation and daily rituals About Our Guest: An expert in accelerating change, Jeff guides corporate leaders to plan and implement successful change initiatives. Based in Canada, Jeff is an international change leadership consultant, speaker, and author of Dancing with Disruption: Leading Dramatic Change during Global Transformation. He works with organizations in energy, finance, technology, and other industries to develop the strategy that precedes effective change. Clients, such as Bayer, BP, and The Salvation Army, have engaged him to achieve dramatic results during strategic transformation. Backed by deep expertise in leading change, Jeff guides leaders to develop effective change plans based on the twelve proven strategies he presents in his book. This empowers leaders to reach their goals faster with greater buy-in throughout the entire organization. 
    For more than twenty-five years, beginning with a twelve-year career at IBM, Jeff has guided change projects by focusing on the people's side of change. He holds a master’s degree in organizational psychology and is a Certified Change Management Professional. As CEO of a transformation services company, he grew it to seven figures in just five years.
    Connect with Jeff Skipper:  Jeff Skipper Consulting Dancing with Disruption: Leading Dramatic Change During Global Transformation by Jeff Skipper Connect with John Murphy:
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    • 29 min
    Episode #127- Trust the Plan with Greg Spira

    Episode #127- Trust the Plan with Greg Spira

    The thing that separates the organizations that are good at delivering plans and successful projects and those that are not may come as a surprise to you.
    Today’s guest is Greg Spira and in this episode, we talk about just that. Greg is the author of Trust the Plan: Demand Management for Business Leaders and he is in the business of helping organizations plan and roll out projects. He has worked with some of the biggest and most successful organizations worldwide and through his experience, he has learned exactly what sets these successful organizations apart.
    In the interview, Greg discusses how to build an atmosphere of trust, the behavior patterns to create to ensure that trust is maintained and built upon, and how to manage cross functional teams with alignment. 
    What We Talked About in This Episode: The act of planning and getting the team together to prepare The difference between simple and easy Autonomy and self sufficiency Trust as the key quality that separates successful organizations Wasted energy in low-trust atmospheres Creating patterns of behavior The characteristics that build trust Create interdependence Cross functional collaborations Start with defining the language to use Where am I today and where do I want to get to? Creating solid plans Greg’s book recommendation and daily rituals About Our Guest: Greg Spira, a business advisor with Oliver Wight, is an expert in Demand Management and Integrated Business Planning. He has written and co-authored many whitepapers on the subject of Demand Management and is an instructor of the Oliver Wight Americas Demand Management course. Greg has particularly deep experience in the consumer goods industry, having helped many well-known large food companies improve their planning processes. He has also supported companies in a wide range of other industries, including packaging, chemicals, healthcare, medical devices, and fashion. Greg received his MBA and CPA, CMA from McMaster University where he has since been a sessional lecturer.
    Connect with Greg Spira:  Greg Spira Home Page Trust the Plan: Demand Management for Business Leaders by Greg Spira Connect with John Murphy:
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    • 28 min

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