131 episodes

What drives you? The Crucial Talks Podcast helps people understand what drives them and others. Appreciative Inquiry, social identity, and self-categorization are the foundations of the Crucial Talks Podcast's focus on systems, industries, organizations, teams, and people. Questions about human behavior and human performance are answered through episodes about safety, leadership, and communication.

Crucial Talks Podcast Mike Sedam

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 41 Ratings

What drives you? The Crucial Talks Podcast helps people understand what drives them and others. Appreciative Inquiry, social identity, and self-categorization are the foundations of the Crucial Talks Podcast's focus on systems, industries, organizations, teams, and people. Questions about human behavior and human performance are answered through episodes about safety, leadership, and communication.

    Crucial Talks Episode 113: Looking Ahead to Move Through Tough Times

    Crucial Talks Episode 113: Looking Ahead to Move Through Tough Times

    All of us have been through tough times, are going through tough times, or will go through tough times.
    In this episode, we discuss looking forward in order to move through those tough times.
    This includes three tools:
    Set goals
    Let things go
    Take control of your own future
    If you need to contact Mike, please visit www.crucialtalks.com

    • 6 min
    Crucial Talks Episode 112: Resilience NOW... Short-Term Tools for Tough Times

    Crucial Talks Episode 112: Resilience NOW... Short-Term Tools for Tough Times

    We are going through tough times.
    We can't avoid them. We have to go through them.
    In this episode we discuss four tools to be more resilient in the short-term using the acronym MIND:
    M - Models
    I - Identity
    N - Now
    D - Decision-making
    You can reach out to Mike at www.crucialtalks.com
     

    • 7 min
    Crucial Talks Episode 111: Ariel Garten Fear of Fear and how to get Free

    Crucial Talks Episode 111: Ariel Garten Fear of Fear and how to get Free

    Ariel Garten talks to Mike about the fear of fear and gives tools to get out of our own way.
    Ariel is a psychotherapist, neuroscientist, and entrepreneur having started a tech company called Muse.
    In this episode, she talks about how fear can get in our way and is driven by parts of the brain that used to help keep us alive, but now may be barriers to our performance.
    We get two tools to use that can help us deal with fear including a technique to recognize and move past fear, and tips on meditation that are proven to work.
    For more about Ariel, visit www.arielgarten.com. Muse can be found on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2vOF9cr and more at their website: www.choosemuse.com
    To connect with Mike, please visit www.crucialtalks.com.
     
     

    • 26 min
    Crucial Talks Episode 110: Control Your Confidence

    Crucial Talks Episode 110: Control Your Confidence

    Confidence is the key to having a better workplace experience. It is something you need to control and shouldn't be dependent on your boss or coworkers.
    We are all human, which means we will all make mistakes.
    We will frustrate other people, we will become frustrated ourselves.
    If we don't have high confidence, we can end up hating where we work or just feeling bad at the place we spend a lot of our time.
    The more we can control our own confidence, the better we will feel and perform.
    In this episode, we talk about what confidence is: appreciating our own abilities and qualities that give us a feeling of self-assurance.
    We also talk about how to build our confidence in two ways: Journaling and checklists.
    To contact Mike about coaching, speaking, or consulting visit www.crucialtalks.com

    • 6 min
    Crucial Talks Episode 109: What Makes People Tick with John Voris

    Crucial Talks Episode 109: What Makes People Tick with John Voris

    Mike interviews John Voris, the author of Discover the Power That Drives Your Personality. 
    John discusses "Life Themes" which gives people structure and guidance in the decisions they make.
    Life themes help people deal with stressors they have in life from the decisions they are making to the careers they choose or the organizations they work for.
    John can be reached at www.johnvoris.com.
    His book can be found on Amazon: https://amzn.to/315SXuJ
     

    • 25 min
    Crucial Talks Episode 108 Knowledge Not Just Information

    Crucial Talks Episode 108 Knowledge Not Just Information

    There is a difference between knowledge and information.
    Knowledge is the key to success.
    Information is the facts and data we can point to objectively and transfer easily.
    We can see how information can be easily provided and transferred in training and meetings.  It's also what a lot of people are tired of in organizations.
    Knowledge is different because it comes from experience and education. It isn't just information, it goes beyond information.
    If we understand the concept that knowledge is information, but information is not knowledge, we can do what human beings love to do and what has made us so successful as a species:
    We can learn.
    We can understand.
    We can predict.
    If you need any help or would like to talk some more about it, please reach out to me at: www.crucialtalks.com 

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Zachimusmaximus ,

Insightful. Challenging.

Mike, I just started my second pass through your podcasts. Great work. I appreciate the simple, no frills, down-to-earth discussion style presentation. Your interest and sincerity really shines through.

PJH95 ,

A great find

I’m so happy to have found this amazing podcast! Thank you for soeaking on these important topics - I find it uplifting and inspiring. I especially loved Dr. Mehr-Muska’s interview - what an impressive woman. Her talk on resilience is something everyone can benefit from listening to.

The Empowered Employee ,

A Compassionate and Knowledgeable Place To Become Informed

I just found this podcast and I am so glad that I did. My first listen was on a subject matter very near and dear to me, workplace bullying. Not only did he have one of my favorite advocates on the topic as a guest, Deb Falzoi, but Mike was knowledgeable as well making the listen an informative one. I look forward to exploring this podcast more. Mike, thanks for your work in helping others.

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