12 episodes

What would Ted Lasso Do? We have been asking ourselves this question to get us through the day, to get us through this past year, and to help us navigate the surreal time in which we live. In this podcast, not only do we geek out on Ted Lasso, but we do it through the lens of positive psychology and leadership. Some may see this as just a show, but we have found life-altering lessons in each episode and break them down so you don’t have to. So, whether you’re a diehard TedHead, new to the fandom, fascinated with the world of Positive Psychology, or just want to be a better leader, come along on this rollercoaster journey with us. Together, we can begin to learn what it actually means to BELIEVE.

What Would Ted Lasso Do Dimple Dhabalia and Jeff Harry

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 67 Ratings

What would Ted Lasso Do? We have been asking ourselves this question to get us through the day, to get us through this past year, and to help us navigate the surreal time in which we live. In this podcast, not only do we geek out on Ted Lasso, but we do it through the lens of positive psychology and leadership. Some may see this as just a show, but we have found life-altering lessons in each episode and break them down so you don’t have to. So, whether you’re a diehard TedHead, new to the fandom, fascinated with the world of Positive Psychology, or just want to be a better leader, come along on this rollercoaster journey with us. Together, we can begin to learn what it actually means to BELIEVE.

    What Would Ted Lasso Do - Trailer

    What Would Ted Lasso Do - Trailer

    What would Ted Lasso Do? We have been asking ourselves this question to get us through the day, to get us through this past year, and to help us navigate the surreal time in which we live. In this podcast, not only do we geek out on Ted Lasso, but we do it through the lens of positive psychology and leadership. Some may see this as just a show, but we have found life-altering lessons in each episode and break them down so you don’t have to. So, whether you’re a diehard TedHead, new to the fandom, fascinated with the world of Positive Psychology, or just want to be a better leader, come along on this rollercoaster journey with us. Together, we can begin to learn what it actually means to BELIEVE.

    • 1 min
    Pilot

    Pilot

    In the pilot episode of this podcast, we dig into the pilot episode of the “Ted Lasso” series. What is “The Lasso Way,” how does it apply to the real world – and how can we use it to live happier, more positive lives?

    “This ability to kind of let things roll off your back a little bit more and not take them seriously, I guess, have that faith that they’re gonna come around, like it’s gonna be okay.” - Dimple

    As a pair of diehard Ted Heads (who just happen to have backgrounds in leadership and positive psychology), we love Ted’s flexible, supportive leadership style. 

    In this episode we explore “The Lasso Way” and dive into various themes including the virtue of being uncomfortable, toxic positivity, connecting through kindness and a whole lot more.

    “You’re gonna come across a lot of people who just aren’t gonna see things the way that you do.” - Dimple


    In This Episode:


    [02:15] If you’re comfortable doing something, you’re probably doing it wrong

    [04:42] Introducing “The Lasso Way”

    [06:40] “Other people matter” mentality

    [09:40] Ted Lasso and Coach Beard’s chemistry

    [18:13] Jason Sudeikis’ SNL stint

    [20:17] Not everything is about you

    [24:19] The importance of connecting to people, especially during the pandemic

    [29:52] Making an impact on other people’s lives through kindness

    [34:04] Ted Lasso and the idea of toxic positivity

    [43:59] How the word “believe” resonates with us

    [46:48] “What Would Ted Lasso Do?” lessons to put into practice


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    Learn More About Dimple Dhabalia 

    https://www.rootsintheclouds.com/

    https://twitter.com/dimpstory

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    Why Radically Human Leadership Is More Important Than Ever 

    https://www.rootsintheclouds.com/blog/why-radically-human-leadership-is-more-important-than-ever
    4 Steps to Creating A Human-Centered Organization
    https://www.rootsintheclouds.com/blog/004-4-steps-to-creating-a-human-centered-organization

    Learn More About Jeff Harry:

    https://www.rediscoveryourplay.com/

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    Building Psychological Safety At Work

    https://www.rediscoveryourplay.com/building-psychological-safety
    Solve Your Problem With Play
    https://www.rediscoveryourplay.com/coaching
    Jeff’s Positive Psychology Playlist
    https://www.rediscoveryourplay.com/playlist

    • 50 min
    Biscuits

    Biscuits

    Are you a lion or a panda?

    It seems like a silly question – but in today’s episode, we realize the answer may actually teach us a lot about ourselves.

    “There’s constant opportunities of attunement or opportunities for people to play, and then there’s a lot of times the people that don’t wanna play are the ones that are most miserable.” - Jeff

    In this episode, we debate the virtues of panda vs. lion, recall the fond days of trapper keepers, and Dimple explains the concept of Bird by Bird to Jeff.

    Episode 2 also dives into the themes of psychological safety, human-centered leadership, the importance of play and how curiosity and empathy work together.

    “Every single moment we have is a new moment. Everyday is a new day of school.” 
    - Dimple

    In This Episode


    [02:09] Jeff’s practice of the idea of attunement

    [05:28] The panda or lion debate

    [06:36] Human-centered leadership based in empathy

    [09:41] Treating everyday like it’s the first day of school

    [12:26] Have you ever won an argument?

    [14:19] Psychological safety between Ted and Sam

    [18:00] Providing people the opportunity to be themselves

    [19:19] Are you a lion or a panda?

    [21:38] Watching the “Ted Lasso” series with closed captioning

    [24:48] The importance of a follow-through as a leader

    [27:52] The anonymous suggestion box

    [36:00] A healthy type of culture at work


    [41:18] The importance of patience and gestures

    [43:32] The “Bird By Bird” metaphor

    [47:08] What we learned from S1E2 of “Ted Lasso”


    Resources & Links


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    Why Radically Human Leadership Is More Important Than Ever 

    https://www.rootsintheclouds.com/blog/why-radically-human-leadership-is-more-important-than-ever
    4 Steps to Creating A Human-Centered Organization
    https://www.rootsintheclouds.com/blog/004-4-steps-to-creating-a-human-centered-organization

    Learn More About Jeff Harry 

    https://www.rediscoveryourplay.com/

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    Building Psychological Safety At Work

    https://www.rediscoveryourplay.com/building-psychological-safety
    Solve Your Problem With Play
    https://www.rediscoveryourplay.com/coaching
    Jeff’s Positive Psychology Playlist
    https://www.rediscoveryourplay.com/playlist

    • 52 min
    Trent Crimm, The Independent

    Trent Crimm, The Independent

    “The leader doesn’t always need to be in the trenches. But that leader needs to know what it’s like being in the trenches. The leader needs to know that they are not above it. ” – Jeff

    What does it take to be a leader? What’s the connection between leadership and kindness? And what does psychological safety have to do with it?

    This week we dive into those questions as we explore the themes of Episode 3, including leadership, psychological safety, kindness, and bullying.

    Join us for the conversation and share some laughs as Jeff dishes about his 24-hour date and notices an homage to “Ratatouille,” while Dimple shares the story behind her fear of soccer balls.

    “Do our actions actually represent our values? If they’re not, what are you doing to actually change that?” – Jeff

    In this episode

    (1:15) Jeff being a panda on his 24-hour date 

    (7:22) Dimple as a goldfish

    (10:05) 90-second feeling

    (13:30) Taking Nate the great’s idea

    (14:49) Ted’s leadership style

    (15:11) What is psychological safety?

    (22:04) Rebecca’s leadership style

    (25:20) Rebecca and Keeley’s blossoming friendship

    (27:34) Ted and Trent’s game

    (32:55) Books in Ted Lasso

    (39:49) The power of follow-through

    (47:08) It’s the small gestures 

    (51:08) Dimple and Jeff’s takeaways


    Resources & Links


    #WWTLD 


    Dateable Podcast - https://www.dateablepodcast.com/ 



    Mindful Performance Enhancement, Awareness, and Knowledge (mPEAK) - https://www.rootsintheclouds.com/mpeak 




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    Why Radically Human Leadership Is More Important Than Ever 

    https://www.rootsintheclouds.com/blog/why-radically-human-leadership-is-more-important-than-ever
    4 Steps to Creating A Human-Centered Organization
    https://www.rootsintheclouds.com/blog/004-4-steps-to-creating-a-human-centered-organization


    Learn More About Jeff Harry 

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    Building Psychological Safety At Work

    https://www.rediscoveryourplay.com/building-psychological-safety
    Solve Your Problem With Play
    https://www.rediscoveryourplay.com/coaching
    Jeff’s Positive Psychology Playlist
    https://www.rediscoveryourplay.com/playlist

    • 54 min
    For the Children

    For the Children

    Why does it feel so scary to be vulnerable – especially with our friends? And why do we always have to be accountable for our actions?

    Those are the questions we answer today as we explore this episode’s themes – including why being kind to one another starts with being kind to ourselves, and the importance of courageous communication.

    Jeff also explains his theory of kindness and how to deal with different kinds of a-holes at work, while Dimple discusses her issues with political correctness and the difference between being right and being happy.

    “The reason why so many of us can be mean to others is because we've been beating ourselves up for so long.” – Jeff

    In this episode


    (4:29) Kindness can be challenging

    (5:45) Dimple’s take on self-kindness

    (7:24) The episode’s theme: Being available for friends, and vulnerability

    (10:02) Analyzing Rebecca’s character

    (13:10) Effects of toxic people and relationships

    (15:28) Power dynamics  

    (19:12) Feeling righteous and justified

    (23:25) Painting yourself as the “hero” of the story you tell

    (25:08) Courage and honesty is key in difficult conversations

    (27:48) The fine line with friendships 

    (28:19) Befriending colleagues

    (30:38) Two-faced workmates

    (31:24) Political correctness 

    (35:56) Taking accountability for what you do

    (38:37)  Sorry, can’t make a change 

    (46:08) “Don’t let the wisdom of age be wasted on you.”


    “We can do whatever we want but we have to do so with integrity and be accountable to ourselves and to people around us.” – Dimple

    Resources & Links
    Mentioned in Today’s Episode


    Jeff Harry’s Dealing With A-Holes At Work

    https://jeffharryplays.medium.com/how-to-deal-with-a-holes-at-work-through-play-a6d52ad312eb

    Musician Cam Cole

    https://www.camcole.com/



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    Learn More About Dimple Dhabalia 

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    https://www.instagram.com/dimpstory/

    https://www.facebook.com/dimpledhabalia

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/dimpledhabalia/

    Why Radically Human Leadership Is More Important Than Ever 

    https://www.rootsintheclouds.com/blog/why-radically-human-leadership-is-more-important-than-ever
    4 Steps to Creating A Human-Centered Organization
    https://www.rootsintheclouds.com/blog/004-4-steps-to-creating-a-human-centered-organization

    Learn More About Jeff Harry 

    https://www.rediscoveryourplay.com/

    https://twitter.com/jeffharryplays

    https://www.instagram.com/jeffharryplays/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffharryplays/

    https://www.youtube.com/jeffharryplays

    https://www.tiktok.com/@jeffharryplays

    Building Psychological Safety At Work

    https://www.rediscoveryourplay.com/building-psychological-safety
    Solve Your Problem With Play
    https://www.rediscoveryourplay.com/coaching
    Jeff’s Positive Psychology Playlist
    https://www.rediscoveryourplay.com/playlist

    • 50 min
    Tan Lines

    Tan Lines

    Are our lives really built on the choices we make? And if they are, how can we be sure we’re making the right ones? 

    Episode 5 of “Ted Lasso” lets us dig into some meaty themes – such as the connection between agency and choice, toxic masculinity, being vulnerable in relationships and the importance of change.

    Jeff also tells a story about the time he was mansplained in Portugal, and Dimple overanalyzes the titles of “Ted Lasso” episodes.

    We also discuss the strength of the show’s female friendships, the power of reframing our challenges and focusing on gratitude. 

    “Even that concept of believe - we have a choice. We have a choice to believe in ourselves, to believe that we can do something. We have a choice to find the courage to take those difficult decisions. At the end of the day we can just sit back and hope for the best. But I think a lot of what I felt coming out of this was how much choice we have in a given moment.”  - Dimple 

    In this episode


    01:31 - Last week’s lessons

    03:34 - The concept of manifestation

    05:54 - Taking accountability for ourselves

    09:03 - Dimple’s interpretation of “Tan Lines”

    13:30 - Relationships as one of the episode’s themes

    14:21 - Ted’s first big monologue

    21:56 - Ted and the “believe” sign

    26:46 - Jeff on being in a relationship where you’re walking on eggshells

    28:24 - How the show’s soundtrack makes the episode more powerful

    35:51 - The groomzilla and the bridezilla

    40:42 - Toxic leaders and toxic people in the workplace

    46:06 - Women supporting women

    54:12 - Reframing with gratitude



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    #WWTLD 

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    Learn More About Dimple Dhabalia 

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    https://www.instagram.com/dimpstory/

    https://www.facebook.com/dimpledhabalia

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/dimpledhabalia/

    Why Radically Human Leadership Is More Important Than Ever 

    https://www.rootsintheclouds.com/blog/why-radically-human-leadership-is-more-important-than-ever
    4 Steps to Creating A Human-Centered Organization
    https://www.rootsintheclouds.com/blog/004-4-steps-to-creating-a-human-centered-organization

    Learn More About Jeff Harry 

    https://www.rediscoveryourplay.com/

    https://twitter.com/jeffharryplays

    https://www.instagram.com/jeffharryplays/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffharryplays/

    https://www.youtube.com/jeffharryplays

    https://www.tiktok.com/@jeffharryplays

    Building Psychological Safety At Work

    https://www.rediscoveryourplay.com/building-psychological-safety
    Solve Your Problem With Play
    https://www.rediscoveryourplay.com/coaching
    Jeff’s Positive Psychology Playlist
    https://www.rediscoveryourplay.com/playlist

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

Kristin2.0 ,

We all need to examine WWTLD

Confession - I binged TL in 24 hours and couldn’t get enough. I wanted to be more like Keeley and Ted - responding to tough situations altruisticly. When I googled how to be like TL and found this podcast - I was elated! Listening to this daily instead of scrolling random motivational quotes - brings reality and humanity into focus. Great concept and relatable references. Thank you!

Debbie D, Berkeley, CA ,

Keep on believing!

Hosts Dimple Dhabalia and Jeff Harry have turned me into a TedHead! I love their engaging banter and how they tease out such great lessons in positive psychology and human-centered leadership. Let’s change the world. Believe!!!

Melrose0891 ,

Leaders finding the love of Ted Lasso’s leadership!

A fun, funny, insightful look at the wonderful Ted Lasso tv show. Dimple brings her love of positive psychology and passionate mindfulness, which melds perfectly with Jeff’s ability to playful recap a personal experience, in an engaging analysis of the leadership and relationship building concepts weaved into the intelligent and compelling writing of the tv series. Jeff and Dimple’s discussions are enjoyable and full of playfulness. They tie their own experiences, current events, and pop culture references all to further explain the depth of the show. A great 50 minutes to fill your heart and mind with a smile. Favorite parts so far include their review of the books referenced in the series and in the “Biscuits” episode when they discuss closed captioning.

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