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If you look at the major successes and the massive setbacks you’ve had in your career, they can all be traced back to conversations you either had or didn’t have. In fact, your future and that of your company is determined by the quality of conversations you have with your team, your customers and yourself. This podcast will teach you how to be a better leader through better conversations.

Key Conversations for Leaders John Ryan

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If you look at the major successes and the massive setbacks you’ve had in your career, they can all be traced back to conversations you either had or didn’t have. In fact, your future and that of your company is determined by the quality of conversations you have with your team, your customers and yourself. This podcast will teach you how to be a better leader through better conversations.

    Find & Share Your Story with Jude Charles

    Find & Share Your Story with Jude Charles

    Jude Charles started his company as a teenager. He is a Brand Strategist Filmmaker, and Speaker.  For almost 15 years, has been helping purpose-driven, 7-figure and 8-figure entrepreneurs to bring their stories to life through documentaries & videos.Inside This EpisodeSharing Your StoryNail It, Then Scale It with Video MarketingWhy You Need to Show Your StoryWhen Video Is Right (or Not Right) For Your CompanyHow to Demonstrate Your ExpertiseThe Power of Roadmapping Your MessageCreating Marketing Assets, Even If You Pivot LaterThe Timelessness of Starting with WhyWhy We All Need to Develop Our Personal BrandHow Keeping It Simple Can Be An AdvantageCapturing the Moment with a StoryTo connect with Jude, visit www.judecharles.co/list

    • 49 min
    Closing the Employee Engagement Gap with Dr. Kurt Nelson

    Closing the Employee Engagement Gap with Dr. Kurt Nelson

    Dr. Kurt Nelson is an applied behavioral scientist, the president and founder of the Lantern Group.  He is also a sought after speaker and recognized leader in human motivation and behavior change. For over 20 years, Kurt has worked with global companies to apply behavioral science principles to drive change in their organizations. All his work is focused on understanding ways to positively influence how people behave.Inside This EpisodeWhy Employees Are DisengagedThe Four Drive Model to Creating an Engaged WorkforceHow Recognition Reduces TurnoverThe Cost of DisengagementRealizing the Synergy of Communication and CultureBarriers to Effective LeadershipIs It A Culture Issue or a Leadership Issue?The Impact of Friction on a Company’s ResultsUnderstanding and Creating Positive Social NormsUsing Social Proof as a Leader to Effect ChangeThe Power of FramingThe Key to Avoiding Short-Term Behavior ChangeThe Biggest Mistake Leaders Make Regarding MotivationThe Say-Do GapLinks:Website:  www.lanterngroup.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kurtwnelson/Twitter:  @WhatMotivates 

    • 45 min
    Lead With A Story with Paul Smith

    Lead With A Story with Paul Smith

    Paul Smith is one of the world’s leading experts in business storytelling. He’s one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Leadership Speakers of 2018, a storytelling coach, and bestselling author of several books including The 10 Stories Great Leaders Tell, Sell with a Story, Lead with a Story, Parenting with a Story. Paul holds an MBA from the Wharton School, is a former consultant at Accenture, and former executive and 20-year veteran of The Procter & Gamble Company.Inside This EpisodeWhy Storytelling WorksWhy Emotions Drive Good Decision-MakingHow to use stories every dayWhat’s Your Company Story?An Example of a Founding StoryTop 10 Stories Leaders Must TellHow Stories Create CultureCommon Storytelling MistakesHow to Start a Story So People ListenWhy Telling Stories Is Better Than Giving AdviceKeep It Short & SweetUsing Questions to Customize and Create StoriesIf Not Now, When?Links:Website: www.leadwithastory.comLinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/smithpa9/Twitter: @LeadWithAStoryPaul's Book Page on Amazon 

    • 40 min
    Think Like A Mind Reader with Jonathan Pritchard

    Think Like A Mind Reader with Jonathan Pritchard

    Jonathan Pritchard.  Jonathan is the Founder of Hellstrom Group; international consulting agency. Author of "Think Like A Mind Reader." And a Fortune 500 Mentalist.Inside This Episode:What is Mentalism and Why You Want to Think Like OneUnderstanding Human Wiring Opens Us Up to Better Marketing and SalesWhy We Never Experience “Reality”The Reason Our Brains Use Mental ShortcutsHow Micro-Predictions Frame Our ExperienceHow the Brain Manages Its Bandwidth and Focuses Its ResourcesA Live Demo of the Limitation of Our Mental WiringHow Our Values and Beliefs Determine Our ExperienceThe Dual Meaning of “I can’t imagine…”The Importance of Communicating in the Language of The Person You’re Communicating WithHow to Get “Admin Privileges” of a Person’s Human SoftwareWhy You Don’t Want to Compete on PriceThe Power of Preparation in NegotiationDeveloping Your Ability to Walk Away in a NegotiationThe Power of Time CompressionThe Value of Staying Present During Dynamic ExperiencesSetting the Agenda at the Beginning to Avoid Gotchas at the EndCreating Win-Win NegotiationsWhy Decisions Should Be Made Ahead of TimeHow Structure Actually Creates FlexibilityThe Importance of Getting Out of the Box You’re Stuck InWhy You can Never Relate to Anything outside of Its ContextWhy You’re Always Stuck In A Box, Even When You Climb Out of OneGetting Beyond False Dichotomy LivingThe Answer to The Existential Nature of Our Reality!! Links:Website: www.mindreaderuniversity.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathanpritchard/Twitter: @the_pritchardBooks: Think Like A Mind Reader  

    • 55 min
    Change Your Mind and the Results Will Follow with Kim Ades

    Change Your Mind and the Results Will Follow with Kim Ades

    Kim Ades is the President and Founder of Frame of Mind Coaching™ and JournalEngine™ Software. Author, speaker, entrepreneur, coach, and mother of five, Kim has 15+ years of experience coaching many of North America’s most respected leaders. Recognized as an expert in the area of thought mastery and mental toughness, Kim uses her unique philosophy and quirky coaching style to help her clients deal with core issues and shift their thinking in order to yield extraordinary results.Inside This EpisodeThe Key Characteristics of Top Performers Based on ResearchThe Importance of Emotional Resilience In SuccessAnswering the Question of Nature or Nurture in Emotional IntelligenceHow Accountability Coaching Can Actually Be A Disservice to ClientsWhy You Need to Forget About Skills and Focus on The Thoughts & BeliefsThe Need to Identify Conflicting, Beliefs and ActionsHow a Lack of Alignment Is The Real Problem in PerformanceHow To Identify Thinking Traps And How to Get Out of ThemThe Danger of Isolative LeadershipHow to Get Out of a Limited MindsetBreaking Through Leadership LimitationsThe Power of Solution-Focused ThinkingThey Key Question to Ask When You Get StuckHow to Expand Your Thinking and Comfort ZoneIncreasing Your Results Coaching-Based LeadershipChange Your Thoughts and the Results Will FollowThe Main Assumption You Need to Have as A LeaderHow Empathy is Actually Something to AvoidWhy Jumping To The Solution Can Be Counter-Productive?The Importance of Remaining Calm During a CrisisWhy Slowing Down Leads to a Massive Speed UpWhy Leaders Need to “Know Thyself”The Power of Journaling in Identifying and Changing ThoughtsHow Your Mental Picture Impacts Those Around YouLinks: Website: www.Frameofmindcoahing.comEmail: kim@frameofmindcoaching.comLinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimades/Twitter:  https://twitter.com/kimades Free Coaching Experience with One of Kim's Frame of Mind Coaches:Send Your Answer to the 2 Journal questions to kim@frameofmindcoaching.comWhat do you want more than anything?What’s stopping you from having that?

    • 44 min
    Building & Climbing the Right Mountain with Jen McFarland

    Building & Climbing the Right Mountain with Jen McFarland

    Jen McFarland has over 25 years of training, teaching, and executive experience. She led large-scale public sector projects affecting over 50,000 businesses, handling millions of dollars. Today, Jen consults with business owners on leadership, strategic project planning, and digital marketing. She also hosts a weekly podcast called “Women Conquer Business.”In this episode:Learn How Projects Drive Everything We DoThe Difference Between A Marketing Roadmap vs. Treasure MapMaking Sure You’re Building and Climbing the Right MountainBalancing Logic and IntuitionThe Importance of Self-Awareness for LeadersThe Power of Communication in Team BuildingHow Listening & Understanding Creates Buy-InThe Power of Meditation in Increasing EffectivenessThe Need to Establish A Foundational Framework in Your Business & MarketingHow to Break a Problem Down Into Actionable ItemsWhy We Need to Focus on The Real Problem and What The Solution Will Look Like From the Customer’s PerspectiveThe Need for Ongoing Feedback In Guiding ProjectsThe Disconnect Between Marketers and CustomersWhat Happens if You Stop Listening To Your IntuitionThe Downfall of Making Decisions Based Solely on DataThe Danger of Allocating Too Little and Too Much TimeSurrounding Yourself With Excellence and Leading Through TrustHow Self-Awareness and Openness to Feedback Enables Us to See Our Blind SpotsA Call to Disconnect With the Digital to Deliver Greater ResultsCreating Your Daily Formula To Start the Day On the Right Foot Links:Website: www.jenmcfarland.comLinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jensmcfarland/Twitter: https://twitter.com/jensmcfarlandFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/jensmcfarlandPodcast: https://www.jenmcfarland.com/podcast/ Recommended book: Digital Minimalismhttps://www.amazon.com/Digital-Minimalism-Choosing-Focused-Noisy/dp/B07LGDY5PC/ref=sr_1_2?crid=9O8QH8JG4AAL&dchild=1&keywords=digital+minimalism&qid=1589236953&sprefix=digital+minim%2Caps%2C208&sr=8-2

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