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Are you ready to transform life's challenges into stepping stones for growth?Welcome to 'It's an Inside Job,' your Monday destination for mastering resilience and well-being. Our podcast transcends ordinary discussions, offering a unique blend of personal narratives and expert insights into the art and science of resilience. It's a journey of personal and professional empowerment, redefining resilience by embracing challenges as opportunities. Join our community of growth-seekers as we navigate life's hurdles together. 

It's an Inside Job Jason Birkevold Liem

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Are you ready to transform life's challenges into stepping stones for growth?Welcome to 'It's an Inside Job,' your Monday destination for mastering resilience and well-being. Our podcast transcends ordinary discussions, offering a unique blend of personal narratives and expert insights into the art and science of resilience. It's a journey of personal and professional empowerment, redefining resilience by embracing challenges as opportunities. Join our community of growth-seekers as we navigate life's hurdles together. 

    Beyond Medicine: The Power of Teamwork & Empathy with Dr. Brian Goldman

    Beyond Medicine: The Power of Teamwork & Empathy with Dr. Brian Goldman

    In this podcast episode, I spoke with Dr. Brian Goldman, an esteemed emergency physician and prominent figure in Canadian medical broadcasting. Dr. Goldman, known for shows like White Coat Black Art and authoring books on medicine, including "The Power of Teamwork," discussed the vital role of teamwork, kindness, and empathy in healthcare.
    He emphasized the significance of fostering collaboration, using checklists, and enhancing communication within medical teams, drawing from his experiences in emergency medicine. Dr. Goldman linked these practices to reducing errors and improving patient outcomes.


    Our conversation centered on the inspiration behind his book, which stemmed from aviation's checklist introduction to medicine. He highlighted their impact on patient safety and team dynamics, sharing a poignant story that underscored the dire consequences of poor teamwork and communication in healthcare settings.


    Addressing challenges in collaboration and communication among healthcare professionals, he shared insights and research highlighting the importance of teamwork in reducing burnout. We discussed cultural barriers to effective communication and his commitment to prioritising collaboration.


    In the latter part, we delved into empathy in leadership, with Dr. Goldman stressing its role in understanding team members' challenges. He outlined actions he takes to foster a healthy team dynamic, including encouraging open communication, normalizing mistakes, and recognising individual contributions.

    Dr. Brian Goldman's Contact Info:
    Twitter/X: https://twitter.com/NightShiftMD
    LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-brian-goldman-bestselling-author-cbc-radio-host-05436715/
    Web:  https://powerofteamworkbook.com/
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    teamwork, kindness, empathy, healthcare, checklists, effective communication, cultural shift, collaboration, empathy in leadership, healthy team dynamic, "The Power of Teamwork" book
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Notes of Reflection with Silje Nergaard: A Tale of Jazz and Inspiration.

    Notes of Reflection with Silje Nergaard: A Tale of Jazz and Inspiration.

    In this episode, we sit down with jazz vocalist Silje Nergaard, a seasoned musician with over two decades of experience in the industry. Silje shares insights from her journey, offering a candid look at the realities of life as a jazz artist.
    Silje reflects on her early days, reminiscing about how she first discovered her passion for music and embarked on her musical career. She discusses the challenges she faced along the way, from navigating the competitive music scene to finding her unique voice amidst a sea of talented performers.


    Throughout the conversation, Silje opens up about her creative process and the inspiration behind her music. She shares anecdotes from her performances and recording sessions, shedding light on the highs and lows of life as a professional musician.


    As the discussion unfolds, Silje touches on the importance of authenticity in her artistry. She emphasizes the value of staying true to oneself and finding one's own voice in a crowded industry.


    In conclusion, our conversation with Silje Neergard offers a down-to-earth glimpse into the world of jazz music. Through her honesty and humility, Silje reminds us of the dedication and hard work that go into pursuing a career in music, while also celebrating the joy and fulfillment that come from following one's passion.


    BIO
    Silje Nergaard, a multi-award-winning Norwegian jazz vocalist, has made a significant mark on the global stage with 16 albums since her 1990 debut. Her career ignited at 16 during a spontaneous performance with the Jaco Pastorius Band, leading to immediate recognition as Norway's emerging jazz talent.

    Her first single, "Tell me Where You’re Going," featuring guitar legend Pat Metheny, soared to international acclaim, especially in Japan, where it topped charts and inspired a wine named after her. "At First Light" (2001), Norway's best-selling jazz album ever, includes the hit "Be Still My Heart," cementing her status in jazz.

    With a Grammy-nominated album, "A Thousand True Stories," and collaborations with stars like Al Jarreau and Pat Metheny, Nergaard's distinct voice and style have left an indelible imprint on jazz. Celebrating 30 years in music in 2020, she plans to release two albums and tour internationally, continuing to enchant audiences, particularly in Germany, her largest market.

    CONTACT INFO:
    Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/siljenergaardmusic/
    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/SiljeNergaard

    DISKOGRAFI
    Tell Me Where You're Going (1990)Silje (1991)Cow On the Highway (1993)Brevet (1995)Hjemmefra (1996)Port of Call (2000)At First Light (2001)Nightwatch (2003)Be Still My Heart - The Essential (2005)Darkness Out of Blue (2007)A Thousand True Stories (2009)If I Could Wrap Up a Kiss (2010)Unclouded (2012)Chain of Days (2015)For you a thousand times (2017)Hamar RaiLeadership Lessons From The Great BooksReading great literature is better than trying to read and understand...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Tough Path to Success: Leadership and Entrepreneurship Lessons with Patrik Berglund, CEO of Xenata.

    The Tough Path to Success: Leadership and Entrepreneurship Lessons with Patrik Berglund, CEO of Xenata.

    In this episode, featuring guest Patrik Berglund CEO and cofounder of Xenata, we delve into the true essence of successful entrepreneurship and leadership. Highlighting the importance of empathy, emotional intelligence, and a genuine care for team members, Patrik shares insights on how leadership extends beyond mere skills and knowledge. It involves actively listening to and understanding the individual challenges within a team.

    Patrik emphasizes the critical role of motivation and inspiration in unlocking team potential and discusses the importance of assessing one's passion for the leadership role. Emotional intelligence is spotlighted as a key element for building trust and collaboration, alongside the necessity of balancing a clear vision with the flexibility to adapt to changes.

    The conversation also covers the inherent challenges of entrepreneurship, including the need for grit, resilience, and the importance of seeking support and fostering collaboration. Patrik Berglund's perspectives provide a comprehensive view on leadership as a journey of caring, motivating, and inspiring others, underscored by a commitment to personal and collective growth.

    Patrik Berglund
    LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrikolstad/
    Website:  https://www.xeneta.com/

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    episode, qualities of a successful leader, caring for people, motivating, inspiring, balancing vision, flexibility, emotional intelligence, resilience, collaboration, effective leadership
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Sports as a Bridge: Uniting Communities with Roar & Gøril Wægger

    Sports as a Bridge: Uniting Communities with Roar & Gøril Wægger

    In this episode, we explore the transformative power of sports with Roar and Gøril Wægger, founders of Sport 4 Understanding. We delve into their organization's mission to promote peace and unity through sports, breaking down barriers and fostering connections between cultures and communities.

    We discuss the importance of creating a safe environment for participants to engage in workshops and activities that nurture communication, perspective-taking, and self-awareness. Along the way, we address challenges like language barriers and disrespectful behavior, offering strategies for overcoming these obstacles.

    As we wrap up the conversation, we reflect on the organization's growth over the past decade and outline their future plans. We emphasize the significance of teaching human skills through sports and encourage listeners, organizations, and sports clubs to collaborate with Sports for Understanding in building a more understanding and tolerant world.

    Sport4Understanding:  https://www.sport4understanding.com/what-we-do/

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    Inside Job, sports, transformative power, Sport for Understanding, peace, unity, barriers, communication, perspective-taking, self-awareness, language barriers, disrespectful behavior, growth, future plans, human skills, collaboration, understanding, tolerant world
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Harmony in Conflict: NLP, Martial Arts, and Emotional Mastery with Joel Lee.

    Harmony in Conflict: NLP, Martial Arts, and Emotional Mastery with Joel Lee.

    In this episode, Joel Lee and I explore conflict resolution by delving into the depth of emotional identification and management. We emphasize moving beyond basic emotions like anger or frustration and using scales to measure and reduce emotional intensity effectively.
    We discuss the vital role of confidence in conflict resolution, tied closely to mindset and aligning beliefs with actions. We address how our inner critical voice can impact self-belief and how Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) techniques can reshape this narrative, fostering confidence and a positive mindset.


    Highlighting the interconnectedness of thoughts, emotions, and body posture, we stress the need for balance in these areas for emotional well-being and successful conflict resolution. We talk about self-mastery, drawing parallels between conflict resolution, neurolinguistic programming (NLP), and martial arts, stressing the importance of understanding one's emotions for personal growth.


    Before wrapping up, we share two meaningful insights. Firstly, we discuss William Ury's book, "Getting to Yes with Yourself," emphasizing self-mastery as essential for effective conflict resolution. Secondly, we recount the metaphorical tale of "the story of the two wolves," highlighting the power of choosing to nurture positive emotions for personal well-being and positive conflict resolution.

    Joel Lee's contact info:
    LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/joel-lee-0a03b9b/
    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/joel.lee.5070
    Book:  https://store.lawnet.com/an-asian-perspective-on-mediation.html

    Joel Lee's Bio
    Joel Lee is a Professor at the Faculty of Law, the National University of Singapore. A graduate of Victoria University of Wellington and Harvard Law Schools, Joel specializes in Negotiation and Mediation. Joel co-pioneered the teaching of Negotiation and Mediation in the Singapore Universities and has played a significant role in furthering the development of mediation in Singapore. 

    Joel has taught overseas at the University of Copenhagen (Denmark), University of Law, Economics and Science of Aix‐Marseille (Aix‐en‐Provence France), and Anglia Law School (UK), and in 2011,was awarded the National University of Singapore's highest teaching award, the Outstanding Educator Award. Joel was also awarded the Singapore’s Public Service Medal in 2023 for his work in promoting mediation.

    Joel is a Principal Mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre, and a Certified Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Joel has also been a practitioner of a Chinese martial art, Wing Tsun, for over 3 decades and runs his own Wing Tsun school in Singapore.
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Mindfulness for Resilient Living: Insights from Samantha Amit.

    Mindfulness for Resilient Living: Insights from Samantha Amit.

    In this episode, leadership coach Samantha Amit takes centre stage to delve into the concept of resilience through mindfulness. Samantha, an advocate for self-awareness and being present in one's internal experience, introduces mindfulness as a powerful tool in her coaching work. 
    The dialogue probes the common spiral into negative thoughts and advocates for grounding routines to regain balance. Samantha highlights the importance of support networks and self-understanding, illustrating mindfulness's pivotal role in emotional management and resilience building.


    Central to the conversation is the Mindful ACT Leadership Model, focusing on self-awareness, relationship building, and understanding broader impacts within organizations and society. Thriving instead of mere survival becomes the mantra, emphasizing the necessity of embracing discomfort and uncertainty.


    Later in the episode, the Samantha shares a personal journey of collaboration on a book, initially apprehensive due to the partner's non-mindfulness background. Yet, the experience enriched their mindfulness practice, echoing the message of incorporating mindfulness into daily life for effective leadership.


    Samantha's insights underline mindfulness not just as a practice but as a potent tool for resilience, well-being, and equanimity. In times of flux, mindfulness stands as a guiding beacon, empowering individuals to navigate life's intricacies with clarity and purpose. The episode concludes with an invitation for listeners to explore Samantha's online mindfulness course, enriching their journeys toward resilience and mindful leadership.

    Samantha Amit' contact info:
    LinkedIn  https://linkedin.com/in/samamit
    X:  https://twitter.com/samanthaamit
    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/SamAmit.Coach
    Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/samanthaamit/
    Website:  https://ask-your-coach.com/
    Book:  https://www.amazon.com/Mindfulness-Work-Practice-Science-Facilitators-dp-1536139815/dp/1536139815/ref=mt_paperback?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=
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    • 1 hr 13 min

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