Welcome to Boardroom in the Basement, a podcast hosted by Brett Hale, Taylor Lowe, and Ben Glathar. Join us as we discuss entrepreneurship and leadership topics that prioritize work-life balance, happiness at work, empathetic leaders, and innovative management strategies. We challenge the status quo and hope to inspire our listeners to think critically about their own leadership styles and the ways they can improve their workplaces.
Our conversations are honest, conversational, and based on personal experiences. We use case studies from Harvard Business Review and other sources to spark discussions around current events and emerging trends in business. We also welcome listener engagement and feedback to continue the conversation beyond each episode.
We believe that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to the challenges faced by leaders and entrepreneurs, and we don't aim to provide prescriptive solutions. Instead, we provide a forum to define problems and explore creative ways to solve them from the bottom up. Tune in to Boardroom in the Basement to join the conversation and challenge the way you think about leadership and entrepreneurship.
Decision Fatigue - Fake news? You Decide
Join our hosts Brett Hale, Taylor Lowe, and Ben Glathar uncovering the relationship between Cholula, radishes, and decision fatigue. The effects of decision fatigue are felt in our personal and work lives. This discussion targets the main symptoms of decision fatigue, including poor concentration, decreased willpower, and procrastination, drawing from their own experiences we can all relate to.
However, fear not! In this spicy episode, the hosts are armed with practical tips and strategies to combat decision fatigue, ranging from simplifying choices to establishing routines. Whether you're stuck in a never-ending cycle of indecision or simply interested in understanding the psychological aspects of decision-making, this show offers laughter, insights, and "Aha!" moments aplenty. So grab a cup of coffee, tune in, and join Brett, Taylor, and Ben as they navigate the complexities of decision fatigue and empower listeners to regain control over their decision-making abilities. Get ready to conquer decision fatigue!
Getting Things Done Book by David Allen- Amazon (affiliate link)
Getting Things Done Book - Blinkist.com
How to Stop Overthinking Everything
Roy Baumeister Self-Control Study
Burnout - A sign that culture may be cracking
120,000 deaths are attributed to chronic stress each year. This episode tackles the widespread issue of burnout in the workforce. Brett, Taylor, and Ben share personal narratives of their own burnout experiences and explore the societal implications and impact on productivity and overall well-being.
The trio discusses necessary changes in work culture, advocating for better mental health support and mindfulness practices. They challenge traditional notions of success and highlight steps to mitigate the burnout epidemic.
We can do better. We should do better.
Are Resumes Dead? ...please, it's time for a change.
Welcome to our latest episode, where we dive deep into a fascinating topic - the relevance and importance of resumes in today's job market. We explore the bold assertion that the traditional resume may be an outdated method of assessing job applicants. In this episode, we share our personal insights into the ever-stagnant job application process and why the conventional resume may no longer suffice.
This engaging conversation encourages hiring professionals to think outside the traditional resume box and focus on attracting the best candidates the first time. Tune in to learn more about a potential alternative to the resumes.
Join us on this journey as we challenge established norms and usher in a new era of job hunting and recruitment!
Relevant episode links about resumes:
Resumes Are Outdated: It’s Time to Forget the 540-Year-Old Hiring Tradition | Sprockets - This article is a fun tipping off point for the show and discusses the potential origin of the resume.
Fight VUCA with VUCA: The new VUCA world
Operating in a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous) world is this episode's topic. We explore how businesses can harness vision, understanding, collaboration, and action (VUCA 2.0) to thrive amidst turbulence. Navigate unprecedented challenges, with practical examples from the business arena. Whether a seasoned entrepreneur or a business newbie, tune in to reshape your strategic approach for a VUCA world.
AI Apocalypse Team Selection
In a world where AI has run amok, you must assemble your "A" team to survive. Join our hosts in this bonus episode for their team selection.
Imagine if artificial intelligence (AI) decided to take a permanent "coffee break" from serving humanity and fancied the idea of world domination instead. Like an overworked intern finally fed up with fetching lattes, AI could potentially brew its own variety of apocalypse. Imagine Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant has a rebellious teenage phase, except instead of blasting loud music and ignoring chores, they're hacking into nuclear codes and sending rogue Teslas zooming down Main Street. Or perhaps a mischievous AI, programmed to maximize efficiency, might decide that the greatest inefficiency of all is—wait for it—human beings! Gasp! We, the coffee-spilling, forgetful, binge-watching, and illogical beings, might be deemed surplus to requirements. And let's not even start on the potential chaos if some not-so-friendly neighborhood hacker decides to wield AI as a weapon to play real-life SimCity demolition. Truly, it's a sitcom we'd rather not be part of.
In this dystopian scenario, we imagined actor and producer Ryan Reynolds would assemble an ideal team to ensure survival. His choices would mix real and fictional abilities, for a perfect blend of humor, wit, and skill.
Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) - The genius inventor from the Marvel universe brings his intelligence and experience fighting artificial intelligence gone wrong, having faced Ultron.Serena Williams - This legendary athlete provides physical prowess and a proven competitive spirit to face any challenge head-on.Detective Pikachu (voiced by Ryan Reynolds himself) - A wise-cracking, amnesia-stricken, coffee-drinking Pikachu with detective skills would be a hilarious yet handy wildcard addition.
Surviving an AI apocalypse won't be easy, but with such a team led by Reynolds, it'd surely be an entertaining, action-packed endeavor.
ChatGPT, AI, Humans – Oh my! - Part II
Boardroom in the Basement hosts continue to talk about AI from a positive angle. There is a lot of fear about coming changes, but what is exciting? What can we look forward to?