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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.

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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 #93- How Men Can Become Effective Allies in the Workplace with Ray Arata

    Episode #93- How Men Can Become Effective Allies in the Workplace with Ray Arata

    With the rollercoaster of movements across the globe in recent years, today’s guest brings more support to the table with his recent book Showing Up. It is a timely book and a timely episode as Ray Arata helps men become advocates and allies for women in the workplace. 
    Ray Arata is an author of several books and the founder of the Better Man Conference, a program designed to guide the development of more inclusive, supportive leaders, managers, and colleagues to show up as advocates and allies who use their power and privilege to transform corporate culture. Better Man Leadership takes the fears and misconceptions surrounding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, involvement, and leverages them into creating sustainable change.
    In this episode, Ray shares how he came to this realization and how he came forward to help others become allies. He calls out for courage in speaking up and makes it clear that the impact of not honoring women is damaging. The approach is through close self-examination and his book is highly recommended.
    What We Talked About in This Episode: How Ray Came Into Doing This Work The Eye Opening Experience That Changed Ray’s Life The Impact of Jobs Lost in 2020 and the Staggering Divide Between Those of Women and Those of Men Making the Conscious Effort to Be Better Why Men Are Reluctant to Become Allies When Men Use Power to Control Confronting Fear and Myth Humanizing Privilege Instead of Demonizing It How Do You Want to Be Experienced By Other People? Coaching Men to Challenge Behaviors and Fear Crawl, Walk, Run The Impact on the Retention of Talent Ray’s Optimism Regarding Men as Allies Ray’s Book Recommendation and Daily Rituals  
    About Our Guest: Ray Arata is the author of two books, Wake Up Man Up, Step Up: Transforming Your Wake Up Call to Emotional Health and Happiness, and Showing Up: How Men Can Become Effective Allies in the Workplace. As an expert in leadership, inclusion, allyship, and emotional literacy, professionals connect with Ray because he leads from his heart and practices what he teaches in his own businesses and personal life. He brings an extensive business background and more than 15,000 hours in leading men to develop emotional literacy. Through his keynote presentations, workshops, executive coaching and management training, he applies the same heart-based principles that have helped him to lead a thriving business and fulfilling personal life.
    Connect with Ray Arata:
    https://www.rayarata.com/ Links and Resources: Ray Arata Website Showing Up: How Men Can Become Effective Allies in the Workplace by Ray Arata LinkedIn The Better Man Conference Connect with John Murphy:
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    • 29 min
    Episode #92- Rapid Organisational Change with Steven Bleistein

    Episode #92- Rapid Organisational Change with Steven Bleistein

    Based in Japan and an expert in business, today’s guest is very clear and direct on how to get things done at a rapid pace. Steven Bleistein has a multicultural background and his experiences living and working globally have created a fascinating approach to organisational change. Currently, Steven works with senior leaders in the Japanese market but proves in this episode that change and culture is defined by the leaders, not their location.
    Listen to this episode to learn what gets in the way of executing change and getting things done at a pace that makes sense. There are several things that a leader has to face when it comes to organisational change and Steven is very concise in his communication of his tried-and-true approach.
    What We Talked About in This Episode: Steven’s Background, Career, and Expertise in Japanese Business The Universal Language of Value Being Persistent and Avoid Fear of Failure What Separates Successful and Unsuccessful Leaders Distinct Corporate Cultures The Importance of Pace Change Your Mindset Through Behavior Professionalism and Discipline Success Determine Mindset Steven’s Approach to Creating Change Fast The Bottleneck of Success The Refraction Layer The Problems Causing Performance Deficit How We Approach Performance Deficit The Reason Behind Lack of Progress Never Take No For An Answer Steven’s Book Recommendation and Daily Rituals About Our Guest: Steven Bleistein, CEO and founder of Relansa, Inc., and author of Rapid Organizational Change is one of those rare international experts who bridges Western and Japanese business thinking. Fluent in Japanese and French, Steve has attracted clients from businesses such as Adidas, Michelin, AIG Group and Barilla. Working with leaders and their teams, Steve helps both Japanese and international companies create their own new realities. Prior to Relansa, Steve represented the Balanced Scorecard Institute in Japan. Steve helped companies achieve new heights with his expertise in strategy and strategy management. Steve serves as Vice Chair of the Independent Business Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan, where he takes an active role in supporting entrepreneurial and leadership capabilities inside Japanese companies. In addition, Steve serves on the board of Tsukuba International School, supporting the school’s leadership on the path toward full International Baccalaureate certification. Steve holds a PhD in computer science and an International MBA. He is a U.S. citizen by birth, and an Australian citizen by naturalization.
    Connect with Steven Bleistein:
    https://www.relansa.co.jp/
    Links and Resources: Relansa Website
    Steven Bleistein on LinkedIn
    Rapid Organizational Change by Steven Bleistein
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    • 34 min
    Episode #91- Who Saw This Coming? with Robert Mixon

    Episode #91- Who Saw This Coming? with Robert Mixon

    Author of Who Saw This Coming? Robert Mixon joins the Winning Teams Podcast today to talk about something so relevant to today’s current world climate: leadership during major changes. Robert has an extensive background in the military as a now retired major general in the US army for 30+ successful years. He left that environment and became involved in the senior level of high level businesses. Now he owns a consulting business that focuses on the strategies and operations in business and is based in Florida.
    He is the author of several books, but today we focus on his most recent, Who Saw This Coming? and dive into the six principles that he refers to as fundamentally important. He offers practical action steps to take to improve your leadership skills in this ever-changing world of business and shares what it truly takes to build winning teams.
    What We Talked About in This Episode: Robert’s Background in the Military, Entrepreneurship, and Business Leading People the Way They Deserve to be Led Adapting and Overcoming the Fear Factor Learning to Live and Communicate in a Virtual World The Leadership Challenges for an In-Person and Virtual Hybrid Workplace The Need for Authenticity Establishing Your Vision and Intent The Core Element of the Organization Acceptable and Unacceptable Behavior Developing Strong Listening Skills Creating and Committing to a Team Covenant Mutual Accountability and Balance Robert’s Book Recommendation and Daily Rituals About Our Guest: Major General Robert Mixon is a retired officer of the United States Army, public speaker, author, and co-founder of Level Five Associates. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1974 and retired from active duty in 2007 after more than 33 years of commissioned service. At that time, he took over as president of Magnatag Visible Systems and later served as the Executive Vice President of Strategic Planning and Leadership Development at CDS Monarch. While with CDS Monarch, Mixon helped to found the Warrior Salute Program for veterans with PTSD and traumatic brain injury. Mixon is also the co-founder of Level Five Associates, a leadership consulting company specializing in change management. He is also the co-author of the best selling book Cows in the Living Room: Developing an Effective Strategic Plan and Sustaining It in 2014 and more recently Who Saw This Coming?
    Connect with John Murphy:
    https://www.levelfiveassociates.com/
    Links and Resources: Level Five Associates Website
    Robert Mixon on LinkedIn
    Who Saw This Coming? Now What Do We Do? By Robert Mixon
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    • 29 min
    Episode #90- Where Good Leaders Go Wrong with Jim Wetrich

    Episode #90- Where Good Leaders Go Wrong with Jim Wetrich

    In his most recent book Stifled: Where Good Leaders Go Wrong, author Jim Wetrich explores the topic of good and bad leadership. A leader recognizes a person’s potential and more often than not, many leaders are unknowingly stifling their team. 
    Jim Wetrich is the founder and CEO of The Wetrich Group of Companies. He now focuses on coaching and mentorship and spreading his leadership lessons to help individuals become better leaders and organizations create great leaders. With 40 years of experience, his expertise is highly sought after. In today’s episode, we dig into the big and small challenges leaders face in today’s world and the importance of cultivating new leaders. There are several misconceptions that Jim shares with us and reveals that transparency is crucial. Listen on to find out more.
    What We Talked About in This Episode: Jim’s Background and Career Experience Stifling Employees from Growth Having Strong Leaders in the Right Positions Building Engagement with Every Team Member Nobody is Managing the Managers Leading Different in Cultures and Environments The Importance of Transparency Letting People Do the Work Their Way Jim’s Advice in Avoiding Stifling Others Admit When You Don’t Know Something Common Mistakes of Executives Jim’s Definition of Good Leadership Helping People Find Their Passion Jim’s Book Recommendation and Daily Rituals About Our Guest: James G. Wetrich, LFACHE is a best selling USA Today and WSJ author. He is the CEO of The Wetrich Group of Companies, through which he has consulted with over 100 companies in the past twenty years. He has been in the healthcare industry for forty years and has worked in senior positions at Abbott Laboratories and Mölnlycke Health Care. Jim has extensive international experience having responsibilities in Europe as well as Latin America. Jim has a bachelor of science from the University of Southern California, a master of health administration from Tulane University, and a master of business administration from Emory University where he was number one in his class. Jim has served on numerous boards and advisory boards in both nonprofit and for-profit corporations. Jim is an adjunct instructor at Texas Wesleyan University, where he teaches Principles of Marketing to business students. He received a certificate in executive coaching from the University of Texas at Dallas and now coaches senior executives in the healthcare industry. Jim received the Outstanding Alumnus of the Year award from the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at Tulane University.
    Connect with Jim Wetrich:
    https://jimwetrich.com/ Links and Resources: Jim Wetrich Website Stifled: Where Good Leaders Go Wrong by Jim Wetrich James G. Wetrich on LinkedIn Connect with John Murphy:
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    • 23 min
    Episode #89- How to Lead with Character with Dr. Jim Loehr

    Episode #89- How to Lead with Character with Dr. Jim Loehr

    Today’s interview was a true honor for me with Dr. Jim Loehr. He is the author of several extraordinary books that have impacted my life and career, but today we focus on his most recent Leading with Character: 10 Minutes a Day to a Brilliant Legacy. He is a prolific author and does fantastic work in the area of high performance as a Performance Psychologist and worldwide expert in this space.
    In this conversation with Dr. Loehr, we discuss what it means to win, the work that goes into developing character, and understanding how our brain filters information. All these things can help us or get in our way. He strongly brings the message home on how to leave a legacy including the process to follow to ensure you leave the legacy you want to leave. You will certainly want to take notes on this episode of Winning Teams as this is one of the most transformational interviews I’ve ever done.
    What We Talked About in This Episode: Dr. Loehr’s Background, Education, and Career Performance Psychology and High Performance Teams The Difference Between Top Performers and Everyone Else The Science of Recovery From Stress Biomechanics of Performance Playing and Working for the Right Reasons Dr. Loehr’s Definition of Legacy Leading with Character and the Accompanying Journal Health Ignites Performance Nurture, Nature, and Choice Reflective Consciousness is our Super Power The Brain as a Fiction-Creating Machine How the Brain Responds to Conflicting Information Showing Up as the Best Version of Yourself Exercises From Leading with Character The Power of Purpose and the Chase About Our Guest: Dr. Jim Loehr is a world-renowned performance psychologist, Co-Founder of the Human Performance Institute, and author of 17 books including his most recent, Leading with Character. From his more than 30 years of experience and applied research, Dr. Loehr believes the single most important factor in successful achievement, personal fulfillment and life satisfaction is the strength of one’s character. He strongly contends that character strength can be built in the same way that muscle strength is built through energy investment.Jim Loehr is also well known for his individual work with top-flight athletes and Olympians. Dr. Loehr has a masters and doctorate in psychology, serves on several scientific boards, and is a full member of the American Psychological Association, the American College of Sports Medicine, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology.
    Connect with Dr. Jim Loehr:
    https://www.jim-loehr.com/ Links and Resources: Dr. Jim Loehr on LinkedIn Books by Dr. Jim Loehr Connect with John Murphy:
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    • 46 min
    Episode #88- Nurturing the Corporate Explorer with Andy Binns

    Episode #88- Nurturing the Corporate Explorer with Andy Binns

    Joining the podcast today is Andy Binns, co-author of the book Corporate Explorer. This book and Andy’s perspective goes against much of what we have learned as the right way to retain talent. What Andy brings to the table today is how to develop an entrepreneurial mindset to large corporate organizations. In his experience, large organizations are great to incubate and nurture this entrepreneurial attitude and skill set. Why is this important and why aren’t more organizations implementing this?
    In addition, Andy and I discuss the challenges this current generation of talent is experiencing and what organizations can do to manage constant change. Developing an environment to retain people longer is different than it used to be and in this episode, you’ll discover that it is entirely different than you might think. This topic is very timely in the current climate that we are in and I know you will find great value in Andy’s perspective. His book Corporate Explorer is highly recommended. Enjoy listening to this conversation!

    What We Talked About in This Episode: Andy’s Background and Experience Corporate Life and Entrepreneurship Can Go Together What is a Corporate Explorer? Large Companies Have Opportunities for Innovation What Companies Do to Foster Entrepreneurial Culture The Type of Culture for this Approach to Exist Cultural Incubators Within the Company Examples of Large Organizations That Use This Model Current Challenges in Business and Startups Things to Master and Managing Change Common Challenges for the Corporate Explorer Andy’s Book Recommendations and Daily Rituals About Our Guest: Andrew Binns is a co-founder of Change Logic, a Boston-based strategic advisory firm. He works with CEOs, boards, and senior teams as they lead significant business change. His goal is to help organizations liberate their potential to excite the world with innovation. Andy has 25 years of consulting experience as both an external and internal consultant for McKinsey & Co., the IBM Corporation, and Change Logic. At IBM, Andy was deeply involved in the Emerging Business Opportunity program, for which he received an award from IBM’s vice chairman. Andy is a frequent guest speaker and lecturer at companies and business schools. His article, “Three Disciplines of Innovation,” co-authored with Professor Charles O’Reilly, was named Best Article in the California Management Review for 2020. He also co-authored the “Ambidextrous CEO” in the Harvard Business Review, “The Art of Strategic Renewal” in the MIT Sloan Management Review, and a book chapter on “Getting Started with Ambidexterity.” He is an executive fellow at the Center for Future Organization at the Drucker School of Management and a member of the Fast Company Executive Board. Andy attended the University of Sussex, New York University, and the Quinlan Business School at Loyola University Chicago. He holds degrees in political science, marketing, and organizational development.
    Connect with Andy Binns:
    https://thecorporateexplorer.com/ Connect with John Murphy:
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