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Leaders aren't born, they're made. This Monday show helps you discover leadership wisdom through insightful conversations. Independently produced weekly since 2011, Dr. Dave Stachowiak brings perspective from a thriving, global leadership academy, plus more than 15 years of leadership at Dale Carnegie. Bestselling authors, expert researchers, deep conversation, and regular dialogue with listeners have attracted 30 million downloads and the #1 search result for management on Apple Podcasts. Activate your FREE membership to search the entire episode library by topic at CoachingforLeaders.com

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Leaders aren't born, they're made. This Monday show helps you discover leadership wisdom through insightful conversations. Independently produced weekly since 2011, Dr. Dave Stachowiak brings perspective from a thriving, global leadership academy, plus more than 15 years of leadership at Dale Carnegie. Bestselling authors, expert researchers, deep conversation, and regular dialogue with listeners have attracted 30 million downloads and the #1 search result for management on Apple Podcasts. Activate your FREE membership to search the entire episode library by topic at CoachingforLeaders.com

    The Way Into Better Conversations About Wealth, with Kristin Keffeler

    The Way Into Better Conversations About Wealth, with Kristin Keffeler

    Kristin Keffeler: The Myth of the Silver Spoon

    Kristin Keffeler is a thought leader and consultant at the forefront of a global shift in family wealth advising, known as Wealth 3.0. She guides affluent and enterprising families, the rising generation, and the professionals who support them in embracing the positive power of wealth, aligning their vision with their impact. As the founder of Illumination360, she specializes in human motivation and behavioral change, family dynamics, family governance, rising generation education and development, and intergenerational collaboration.



    She is the Dean of Positive Psychology for the Purposeful Planning Institute, sits on the Board of Advisors for the Bailey Program for Family Enterprise at the University of Denver, is a faculty member with the Ultra-High Net Worth Institute, a certified trainer with 21/64, a national nonprofit for advancing multigenerational philanthropy, and is the co-founder of Beneficiary Bootcamp. She is the author of The Myth of the Silver Spoon: Navigating Family Wealth & Creating an Impactful Life*.



    In this conversation, Kristin and I discuss a reality that’s true for almost every leader: whether we have wealth ourselves, almost all of us interact with wealthy people. We explore some of the myths of wealth to understand the psychological challenges that wealth often brings. Plus, we learn from what works (and doesn’t) for wealthy families so that we can have better conversations about wealth in our own families.

    Key Points



    While wealth brings resources, it also brings psychological challenges for many people with wealth.

    More money doesn't equal happiness. Small inheritances can increase happiness, but large ones do not.

    Many people with wealth find close relationships a bit of a struggle.

    While our perception may be that the most wealthy are selfish and greedy, more often individuals (especially next generations) tend to under-identify with family wealth.

    Ground decisions in values that align with a vision of thriving.

    There’s a huge difference in the next generation having a little bit of ownership in a financial event vs. not having any ownership.



    Resources Mentioned



    The Myth of the Silver Spoon: Navigating Family Wealth & Creating an Impactful Life* by Kristin Keffeler



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    • 35 min
    How to Discover Self-Awareness Through Enneagram, with Ian Morgan Cron

    How to Discover Self-Awareness Through Enneagram, with Ian Morgan Cron

    Ian Morgan Cron: The Road Back to You

    Ian Morgan Cron is a bestselling author, speaker, trained psychotherapist, songwriter, and Episcopal priest, but he may be best known for popularizing the Enneagram. The Enneagram is a personality typing system identifying nine types of people and how they relate to one another and the world. His popular Enneagram book, The Road Back to You* gave fresh language and interest in this assessment.



    Ian enjoys sharing about the Enneagram with audiences of all sizes because of its power for igniting personal growth, and how it can enrich our personal and professional lives. His newest book The Story of You* helps people go a step further, using Enneagram wisdom to uncover and rewrite our own false narratives so we can live life more fully.



    In this conversation, Ian and I look at the core aspects of the Enneagram model and how it can help us understand ourselves better so we can also support others more effectively. We highlight the nine Enneagram types and their key traits and distinctions. Then, we discuss how the first steps leaders might take in order to start raising their own self-awareness.

    Key Points



    Too often we believe that how we see the world is “normal” instead of recognizing that there are many normal ways to see the world.

    Personality is like the rooms of our home. We have a favorite room but we still use all the other rooms when its appropriate.



    The 9 Enneagram Types



    The Perfectionist - Ethical, dedicated and reliable, they are motivated by a desire to live the right way, improve the world, and avoid fault and blame.

    The Helper - Warm, caring and giving, they are motivated by a need to be loved and needed, and to avoid acknowledging their own needs.

    The Performer (or Achiever) - Success-oriented, image-conscious and wired for productivity, they are motivated by a need to be (or appear to be) successful and to avoid failure.

    The Romantic (or Individualist) - Creative, sensitive and moody, they are motivated by a need to be understood, experience their oversized feelings and avoid being ordinary.

    The Investigator - Analytical, detached and private, they are motivated by a need to gain knowledge, conserve energy and avoid relying on others.

    The Loyalist - Committed, practical and witty, they are worst-case-scenario thinkers who are motivated by fear and the need for security.

    The Enthusiast - Fun, spontaneous and adventurous, they are motivated by a need to be happy, to plan stimulating experiences and to avoid pain.

    The Challenger - Commanding, intense and confrontational, they are motivated by a need to be strong and avoid feeling weak or vulnerable.

    The Peacemaker - Pleasant, laid back and accommodating, they are motivated by a need to keep the peace, merge with others and avoid conflict.



    Resources Mentioned



    The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery* by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile

    The Story of You: An Enneagram Journey to Becoming Your True Self* by Ian Morgan Cron

    Take the Integrative Enneagram iEQ9

    Typology Institute Enneagram courses



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    • 37 min
    How Remote Teams Build Belonging, with Gustavo Razzetti

    How Remote Teams Build Belonging, with Gustavo Razzetti

    Gustavo Razzetti: Remote Not Distant

    Gustavo Razzetti is the CEO and founder of Fearless Culture, a culture design consultancy that helps teams do the best work of their lives. For more than 20 years, he has helped leaders from Fortune 500s, startups, nonprofits, and everything in between. He is also the creator of the Culture Design Canvas, a framework used by thousands of teams and organizations across the world to map, assess, and design their culture.



    In addition to his consulting work, Gustavo regularly speaks with leaders and teams about culture change, teamwork, and hybrid workplaces. He is the author of four books on culture change. His most recent book is Remote Not Distant: Design a Company Culture That Will Help You Thrive in a Hybrid Workplace*.



    In this conversation, Gustavo and I explore the critical nature of trust for building belonging on hybrid and remote teams. We examine the principles of psychological safety and how this matters just as much in digital collaboration. Perhaps most importantly, we look at several tactics to open up trust that will help us pave the ways towards team belonging.

    Key Points



    Hybrid work environments have the potential to be the best of both words, but in some places it is now worse.

    Trust is between individuals. Psychological safety is about how safe we feel with a team.

    It’s helpful to think of building psychological safety like climbing a ladder. Ironically, the higher you go on the ladder, the safer you feel taking risks.

    Welcoming questions such as “What's your superpower?” and “What's your kryptonite?” can be useful starting points for building trust.

    Metaphors are often a powerful way to entire into more complex, emotional discussion without feeling unsafe.



    Resources Mentioned



    Remote Not Distant: Design a Company Culture That Will Help You Thrive in a Hybrid Workplace* by Gustavo Razzetti



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    How to Create Team Guidelines, with Susan Gerke (episode 192)

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    • 37 min
    Where to Start When Inheriting a Team in Crisis, with Lynn Perry Wooten

    Where to Start When Inheriting a Team in Crisis, with Lynn Perry Wooten

    Lynn Perry Wooten: The Prepared Leader

    Lynn Perry Wooten is a seasoned academic and an expert on organizational development and transformation. She became the ninth president of Simmons University on July 1, 2020 and is the first African American to lead the university. Her research specializes in crisis leadership, diversity and inclusion, and positive leadership—organizational behavior that reveals and nurtures the highest level of human potential.



    Lynn has also had a robust clinical practice, providing leadership development, education, and training for a wide variety of companies and institutions, from the Kellogg Foundation to Harvard University’s Kennedy School, and to Google. She is the coauthor of Arrive and Thrive: 7 Impactful Practices for Women Navigating Leadership and the coeditor of Positive Organizing in a Global Society: Understanding and Engaging Differences for Capacity Building and Inclusion. She is also the author with Erika James of The Prepared Leader: Emerge from Any Crisis More Resilient Than Before*.



    In this conversation, Lynn and I discuss why crises are not isolated events, even through they are often treated that way. We explore the critical nature of trust and how to build it quickly in crisis. We then detail three key areas of trust that will help leaders begin to support a team shift towards better outcomes.

    Key Points



    Crises are not single events. They happen again and again, necessitating leaders preparation for them.

    In normal times, trust is key. In a time of crisis, it’s essential.

    Regular communication is essential in a crisis. Avoid the tendency to downplay risks. In fact, it’s useful to paint a picture of the worst case scenario.

    Leaders need to determine is there is a strong sense of a contractual obligation between them and their teams.

    It’s critical for leaders to assess the competence of their team to be able to respond to the crisis at hand.

    Frequent, high performance meetings are essential during a time of crisis.



    Resources Mentioned



    The Prepared Leader: Emerge from Any Crisis More Resilient Than Before* by Lynn Perry Wooten and Erika James



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    • 36 min
    Moving from Doing to Leading, with Gemma Aguiar

    Moving from Doing to Leading, with Gemma Aguiar

    Gemma Aguiar: Design Like Whoa

    Gemma Aguiar is the CEO of Design Like Whoa. Her firm helps brands like Sephora, Meta, the Golden State Warriors, and Spotify amplify their brand and strengthen their culture through sustainably focused apparel, accessories, and gifts. Her team serves clients by curating meaningful, high-quality products through partnership with local, minority-owned, sustainable, and mission-driven businesses. She's also an alum of the Coaching for Leaders Academy.



    In this episode, Gemma and I discuss the transition she made of doing it all herself early on in the business to now empowering a large team. We detail how she made this change tactically through calendar blocking, regular delegation, and intentional outcomes. Plus, we explore how asking for help is a critical muscle for all leaders to develop.

    Key Points



    Gemma didn’t see the growth potential in her traditional role, so she started her own, sustainable business.

    Being able to do lots of things well can be a trap for leaders. Shifting to delegate effectively is key.

    Getting clear on how time is used through planning and calendar blocking is essential.

    The responsibility of leadership changes over time. It’s key to be able to learn and adapt as the organization demands a different skillset.

    Asking for help is a critical competency for leaders. Getting better at this opens tons of doors.



    Resources Mentioned



    Design Like Whoa

    hello@designlikewhoa.com



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    • 33 min
    Gallup's Insights on Addressing Unhappiness, with Jon Clifton

    Gallup's Insights on Addressing Unhappiness, with Jon Clifton

    Jon Clifton: Blind Spot

    Jon Clifton is the CEO of Gallup. His mission is to help 7 billion citizens be heard on their most pressing work and life issues through the Gallup World Poll, a 100-year initiative spanning over 150 countries. He is a nonresident senior fellow at Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion and serves on the boards of directors for Gallup and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy.



    Jon has been interviewed on BBC News, Axios, C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal,” and Al-Jazeera, and he has testified in front of the U.S. Congress on the state of American small business and entrepreneurship. He is a frequent contributor on Gallup.com and has written for The Hill, The Diplomatic Courier, and The Global Action Report. He is the author of Blind Spot: The Global Rise of Unhappiness and How Leaders Missed It.



    In this conversation, Jon and I discuss why many objective numbers like GDP appear positive and yet don’t correlate to wellbeing and happiness. We examine how to think about more subjective measures and ways for leaders and organizations to gain insight. Plus, we dialogue about what managers can do to help make genuine connections in the workplace.

    Key Points



    While objective trends worldwide such as GDP and the Human Development Index have been positive for decades, people are angrier, sadder, and more worried than ever.

    There’s a key distinction between how someone sees their life and how someone lives their life.

    Money does not buy happiness, but it is hard to be happy without it.

    Frequent conversations, listening, and framing work around strengths are key actions managers can take to address unhappiness with employees.



    Examples of questions/survey topics to ask of customers to gain insight into emotional attachment:

    Company always delivers on what they promise.



    I feel proud to be a Company customer.



    Company is the perfect company for people like me.

    Examples of questions/survey topics to ask of suppliers to to gain insight into emotional attachment:

    Company always treats me with respect.



    Company is easy to do business with.



    Company always does what they say they will do.

    Resources Mentioned



    Blind Spot: The Global Rise of Unhappiness and How Leaders Missed It* by Jon Clifton

    CliftonStrengths (formerly StrengthsFinder) assessment



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