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Mindfulness for insight, and agile for results give us the innovation and drive we need to succeed. Dan Greening and Mirela Petalli help you use both practices together to live life well.

Mindful Agility Daniel Greening

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

Mindfulness for insight, and agile for results give us the innovation and drive we need to succeed. Dan Greening and Mirela Petalli help you use both practices together to live life well.

    Trigger Translator: Discover triggers with body sensations, and then transform confrontation to communication in home and work

    Trigger Translator: Discover triggers with body sensations, and then transform confrontation to communication in home and work

    In this thought-provoking episode of Mindful Agility, learn how to transform confrontational encounters into productive dialogues. Ankur Shah Delight and Dan Greening share a transformational technique to handle triggering comments, guiding listeners to notice their physical reactions, pause, seek the core of the statement, rephrase it, and share with the other party. Hear an engaging case study where a potentially volatile workplace scenario is skillfully diffused. It's an essential guide for anyone seeking to enhance their communication skills, foster healthier relationships, and maintain a calm mental space amid conflict. Lean in, breathe deep, and transform your conversations.
    Resources
    Momentum Labs, Elephant in the Room Challenge (starts July 1, 2023)Wikipedia, Nonviolent Communication.CreditsStinger sound Swing beat 120 xylophone side-chained by Casonika licensed CC BY 4.0Staff Daniel Greening, host, agile consultant, software executive Mirela Petalli, co-host, meditation guide, and neurocritical nursing instructor Dan Dickson, business coach, executive and management consultant Links Mindful Agility Substack ("The Mindful Sprint" weekly brief) Mindful Agility web site Mindful Agility Community Facebook group Mindful Agility Youtube channel

    • 21 min
    Procrastination: Find the Cues, Choices, and Rewards that damage our Mental and Physical Health and derail our Opportunities. Tim Ferriss shares the Fear Setting exercise. Dan Greening shares his Habit Deflection approach

    Procrastination: Find the Cues, Choices, and Rewards that damage our Mental and Physical Health and derail our Opportunities. Tim Ferriss shares the Fear Setting exercise. Dan Greening shares his Habit Deflection approach

    In this Mindful Agility podcast episode on procrastination, hosts Mirela Petalli and Dan Greening delve into the hidden costs of procrastination. Have you wondered how procrastination could impact not just your work, but also your mental and physical health? This episode uncovers shocking research findings from Sweden that link procrastination to poor health outcomes. Tune in to discover an innovative tool developed by productivity guru Tim Ferriss to help overcome his fear of failure. You'll also hear compelling personal stories of overcoming procrastination through mindfulness techniques. Are you ready to turn your procrastination habit around and boost your success and wellbeing? Don't delay; listen to this enlightening episode today.
    ResourcesEva Skillgate et al, “Procrastination is linked to poor health – new study,” The Conversation (Jan 16, 2023).Fred Johansson et al, “Associations Between Procrastination and Subsequent Health Outcomes Among University Students in Sweden,” JAMA Network Open 6(1) (Jan 3 2023), doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.49346.Tim Ferriss, “Why you should define your fears instead of your goals,” TED2017.Tim Ferriss et al, Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers, 2017.CreditsReviewers: Ron Lussier, Stephen Zimmerman, Colleen Zimmerman, and Eve RubellStinger sound Swing beat 120 xylophone side-chained by Casonika licensed CC BY 4.0Staff Daniel Greening, host, agile consultant, software executive Mirela Petalli, co-host, meditation guide, and neurocritical nursing instructor Dan Dickson, business coach, executive and management consultant Links Mindful Agility Substack ("The Mindful Sprint" weekly brief) Mindful Agility web site Mindful Agility Community Facebook group Mindful Agility Youtube channel

    • 21 min
    Move Fast and Break Cheap Things: Warren Buffett and Elon Musk staged low-cost experiments for the faster win

    Move Fast and Break Cheap Things: Warren Buffett and Elon Musk staged low-cost experiments for the faster win

    Want to learn the secret behind Warren Buffett's success? Curious about how SpaceX rockets are built? This episode of Mindful Agility podcast uncovers the power of low-cost experiments and how they can propel your success. Hosts Dan Greening and Dan Dickson discuss how to use low-cost experiments to reduce risk and increase reward, and suggest practical steps to apply this concept in your own life. Learn how to turn your significant projects into a series of small, manageable experiments. By embracing failure and learning from it, you can fast-track your road to success. Tune in to find out how!


    ReferencesDan Greening, Pattern: Experiment to Improve, June 11, 2015.Dan Dickson, Dan Greening, "1: Low-Cost Experiments," The Mindful Sprint," April 4, 2023.CreditsBeta reviewers  helped improve this episode: Stephen Tryon, Eve Rubell, Amelia Hambrecht, Divya Maez.Stinger sound Swing beat 120 xylophone side-chained by Casonika CC BY 4.0Staff Daniel Greening, host, agile consultant, software executive Mirela Petalli, co-host, meditation guide, and neurocritical nursing instructor Dan Dickson, business coach, executive and management consultant Links Mindful Agility Substack ("The Mindful Sprint" weekly brief) Mindful Agility web site Mindful Agility Community Facebook group Mindful Agility Youtube channel

    • 16 min
    Psychological Safety

    Psychological Safety

    Toxic work and home environments are all around us: intimidation, humiliation, secret discussions, manipulation. Those environments are psychologically unsafe. When we and those around us feel unsafe, we become fearful, stop learning, and fail to improve.

    Discover the power of psychological safety in fostering high-performing teams, as we dive into techniques to cultivate trust and open communication. Learn from Google's Project Aristotle case study, Mirela Petalli’s experiences in hospitals, and Dan Greening’s experiences in tech companies, which reveal the transformative impact of psychological safety on productivity and collaboration.
    Join us as we challenge norms with mindfulness and agile practices to elevate team performance. Listen to this episode and transform your understanding of what it takes to create a successful, innovative, and cohesive team. Don't miss this chance to unlock your team's potential – tune in now!
    This episode parallels  our 2-minute newsletter (click to subscribe) The Mindful Sprint.  Mirela Petalli and Dan Greening use the Psychological Safety brief as a jumping off point for more details and stories around Psychological Safety.
    ReferencesDuhigg, C. (2016). What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team. The New York TimesAmy Gallo (February 15, 2023) “What Is Psychological Safety?,” Harvard Business Review.CreditsBeta reviewers Divya Maez, Amelia Hambrecht and Colleen Zimmerman helped improve this episode.Stinger sound Swing beat 120 xylophone side-chained by Casonika CC BY 4.0Staff Daniel Greening, host, agile consultant, software executive Mirela Petalli, co-host, meditation guide, and neurocritical nursing instructor Dan Dickson, business coach, executive and management consultant Links Mindful Agility Substack ("The Mindful Sprint" weekly brief) Mindful Agility web site Mindful Agility Community Facebook group Mindful Agility Youtube channel

    • 20 min
    Incremental Reciprocity Builds Successful Relationships

    Incremental Reciprocity Builds Successful Relationships

    Discover the secret behind successful partnerships in this episode on incremental reciprocity. Start with a small task without expecting anything in return, and ask your partner to match your effort. As you both grow, this technique helps measure reliability and build trust. Famous duos like Lennon-McCartney and Oprah Winfrey-Gayle King used this method to achieve greatness. Enhance your teamwork and friendships by trying this approach yourself. Give it a shot and transform your connections!

    One more example of how mindfulness and agile skills help you succeed, from the Mindful Agility podcast.
    CreditsBeta reviewers: Amelia Hambrecht, Stephen TryonBeatles image from the Nationaal Archief, the Dutch National Archives, and Spaarnestad Photo. CC BY-SA 3.0 NLStinger sound Swing beat 120 xylophone side-chained by Casonika CC BY 4.0 license.Staff Daniel Greening, host, agile consultant, software executive Mirela Petalli, co-host, meditation guide, and neurocritical nursing instructor Dan Dickson, business coach, executive and management consultant Links Mindful Agility Substack ("The Mindful Sprint" weekly brief) Mindful Agility web site Mindful Agility Community Facebook group Mindful Agility Youtube channel

    • 19 min
    Five Whys for Lasting Breakthroughs

    Five Whys for Lasting Breakthroughs

    Unlock the mindful power of the Five Whys technique in this intriguing episode, with agile coach Dan Greening and corporate fixer Dan Dickson. 
    The Five Whys method has transformed businesses and personal lives, revealing hidden causes of problems, and promoting safer, more lasting improvements. Hear intriguing stories, like how Toyota fixed a recurring production line issue for good, and how Dan Greening hosted a Five Whys "party" that possibly saved an employee's job! Learn how this simple, effective approach can help you tackle challenges in your own life. Listen now, to transform your approach to problem-solving forever!
    ResourcesDan Greening, “Root Cause Mapping Party,” https://senexrex.com/cause-mapping/EPM, The 5 Whys Explained - Root Cause Analysis, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7FcK8jV2yAMindful Agility, The Mindful Sprint: Five Whys for Lasting BreakthroughsCreditsThanks to beta reviewers Amelia Hambrecht and Dan D'Agostino.Stinger sound Swing beat 120 xylophone side-chained by Casonika, CC BY 4.0 license.Staff Daniel Greening, host, agile consultant, software executive Mirela Petalli, co-host, meditation guide, and neurocritical nursing instructor Dan Dickson, business coach, executive and management consultant Links Mindful Agility Substack ("The Mindful Sprint" weekly brief) Mindful Agility web site Mindful Agility Community Facebook group Mindful Agility Youtube channel

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

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18 Ratings

18 Ratings

CaseyJ78 ,

Practical podcast

What I’ve really appreciated about this podcast is the concept of intentionality and being mindful and then measuring the impact to decide if anything needs to change. Thanks Dan and Mirela for the great discussions.

MidMichSubscriber ,

Great podcast

The Mindful Agility podcast was shared with me by a friend. I've really enjoyed it and look forward to each podcast. I'm experienced with Mindfulness but new to Agility. These podcasts relay a lot of great information in an engaging, thoughtful and understandable format. I particular like the examples that are given. I also really benefit from the meditations and summary at the end. I’ve really benefited from the time I've spent listening to them. Well done co-hosts Dan and Mirela.

jwguidry ,

Reaching for your best self

Bravo for a podcast with positive, nurturing content.

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