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Welcome to SkyeTeam's People First! In this series, we explore the people side of successful business and careers. We all have a story to share, a leadership journey that we are experiencing.

We'll be interviewing authors, business leaders, thought leaders, and people like you to uncover the latest ideas, resources, and tools to help you become more effective at work - and in life. As it turns out, the secret is cultivating winning relationships. Business is personal, and relationships matter!

PeopleFirst! with Morag Barrett Morag Barrett & SkyeTeam

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Welcome to SkyeTeam's People First! In this series, we explore the people side of successful business and careers. We all have a story to share, a leadership journey that we are experiencing.

We'll be interviewing authors, business leaders, thought leaders, and people like you to uncover the latest ideas, resources, and tools to help you become more effective at work - and in life. As it turns out, the secret is cultivating winning relationships. Business is personal, and relationships matter!

    The Self-Employed Life: Strategies That Create Sustainable Success with Jeffrey Shaw

    The Self-Employed Life: Strategies That Create Sustainable Success with Jeffrey Shaw

    This week, Morag interviews Jeffrey Shaw, a leading voice for self-employed business champions! Jeffrey is a bestselling author (LINGO and The Self-Employed Life: Business and Personal Development Strategies That Create Sustainable Success), a TEDx speaker, and a guiding light for entrepreneurs.
    Drawing from his own journey, Jeffrey shares business and personal development strategies to help you, the self-employed and small business owner, take control even when things feel out of your grip.
    Episode Highlights
    07:23 - Overcoming Fear: Learn how to weigh the benefits against the fear of taking action.16:00 - Breaking Through Your Barriers: Discover ways to stop self-sabotage and move forward. 26:34 - The Power of Clarity: Learn why clarity is an iterative process and how to achieve it.30:30 - The Relationship Advantage: Explore how strong connections fuel success.
    Bonus!  Get free brand messaging help from Jeffrey! Fill out the application on brandmessagereview.com, and Jeffrey will personally review your website (subject to application conditions).
    And... Be sure to grab our book!
    You, Me, We: Why We All Need a Friend at Work (and How to Show Up As One!) The hardcover is available to preorder now! We've put our hearts into this exciting new book; we're sharing the insights of our research and experience as authors, best friends at work, and our leadership development programs around the world. You, Me, We, is a book for leaders who want to improve― at leading, yes, but also at their lives. How so? By building deep, long-lasting relationships that set everybody up for success.
    Get your copy here: https://amzn.to/3NrQulV

    • 42 min
    The Passionpreneur: Unleash the Entrepreneurial Spirit of a True Leader with Moustafa Hamwi

    The Passionpreneur: Unleash the Entrepreneurial Spirit of a True Leader with Moustafa Hamwi

    This week on People First!, Morag chats with Moustafa Hamwi, a bestselling author who's an expert in a wide range of fields, from executive coaching to yoga and adventure sports.
    They delve deep into the world of the "passionpreneur," exploring how passion + purpose unleashes the entrepreneurial spirit of a true leader, why so many people struggle to find their spark, why passion and skill go hand-in-hand, and how you can discover what truly ignites your fire.

    Episode Chapters:
    04:30 - Why do so many people struggle to find their spark?
    10:14 - The importance of aligning passion with skill for success.
    15:20 - Identifying and overcoming hidden obstacles that block passion and purpose 
    23:00 - A powerful approach to self-discovery: taking a step back, healing, and launching yourself forward.
    27:30 - Dealing with the fear of negative consequences that hold us back.
    Bonus Content for all Listeners...
    Moustafa offers free copies of his books and other resources on his website to help you overcome challenges. Go to moustafa.com/slingshot and use the code PEOPLE to download your bonus pack! Enjoy reading...

    And...be sure to grab our book!
    You, Me, We: Why We All Need a Friend at Work (and How to Show Up As One!) The hardcover is available to preorder now! We've put our hearts into this exciting new book; we're sharing the insights of our research and experience as authors, best friends at work, and our leadership development programs around the world. You, Me, We, is a book for leaders who want to improve― at leading, yes, but also at their lives. How so? By building deep, long-lasting relationships that set everybody up for success.
    Get your copy here: https://amzn.to/3NrQulV

    • 31 min
    Glad We Met! The Art and Science of 1:1 Meetings with Steven Rogelberg

    Glad We Met! The Art and Science of 1:1 Meetings with Steven Rogelberg

    Tired of unproductive meetings?  This week, we're joined by Steven Rogelberg, a leading expert on meeting effectiveness from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Steven shares research-backed strategies to transform your meetings from time-wasters to efficient, engaging, and inclusive experiences for everyone. While achieving meeting nirvana might be a stretch, Steven will show you how to leverage science to make your meetings significantly better.
    Episode Chapters:
    06:55 - In meetings so much, why is it that they suck?12:20 - Rebooting 1:1s at work: how to tie 1:1s to values18:17 - Core questions approach in 1:1s23:24 - 1:1s are tools for genuine connections
    And... be sure to grab our book!
    You, Me, We: Why We All Need a Friend at Work (and How to Show Up As One!) The hardcover is available to preorder now! We've put our hearts into this exciting new book; we're sharing the insights of our research and experience as authors, best friends at work, and our leadership development programs around the world. You, Me, We is a book for leaders who want to improve― at leading, yes, but also at their lives. How so? By building deep, long-lasting relationships that set everybody up for success.
    Get your copy here: https://amzn.to/3NrQulV

    • 30 min
    In Her Own Voice, A Woman's Rise to CEO with Jennifer McCollum

    In Her Own Voice, A Woman's Rise to CEO with Jennifer McCollum

    This week, Morag and Jennifer McCollum, CEO of Linkage, a SHRM company, discuss her career journey, research, and her book In Her Own Voice: A Woman's Rise to CEO: Overcoming Hurdles to Change the Face of Leadership.
    Episode Chapters:
    5:28 - Why this book; why now?10:20 - Understanding clear roles people play in leadership16:59 - How the inner critic shows up for women20:12 - Biases and limiting beliefs23:50 - Getting humble to say I need help
    Welcome to SkyeTeam's People First! In this series, we explore the people side of successful business and careers. We all have a story to share, a leadership journey that we are experiencing. We'll be interviewing authors, business leaders, thought leaders, and people like you to uncover the latest ideas, resources, and tools to help you become more effective at work - and in life. As it turns out, the secret is cultivating winning relationships. Business is personal, and relationships matter!
    And...be sure to grab our book!
    You, Me, We: Why We All Need a Friend at Work (and How to Show Up As One!) The hardcover is available to preorder now! We've put our hearts into this exciting new book; we're sharing the insights of our research and experience as authors, best friends at work, and our leadership development programs around the world. You, Me, We is a book for leaders who want to improve―at leading, yes, but also at their lives. How so? By building deep, long-lasting relationships that set everybody up for success.
    Get your copy here: https://amzn.to/3NrQulV

    • 27 min
    Unleashing the Power of Executive Coaching with Scott Osman & Jacquelyn Lane

    Unleashing the Power of Executive Coaching with Scott Osman & Jacquelyn Lane

    This week, Morag, Scott Osman, and Jacquelyn E. Lane from the 100 Coaches Agency discuss guiding ideals that can propel a leader’s impact far beyond themselves.
    Episode Chapters:6:28 - Jacquelyn's Realization: Everything is About People9:13 - Leadership is Collaboration13:02 - Inspiration Behind Becoming Coachable16:30 - Being Open to Change, Taking Actions21:23 - The Correct Answer is Always Thank You!29:45 - Conclusion and Wrap
    Welcome to SkyeTeam's People First! In this series, we explore the people side of successful business and careers. We all have a story to share, a leadership journey that we are experiencing. We'll be interviewing authors, business leaders, thought leaders, and people like you to uncover the latest ideas, resources, and tools to help you become more effective at work - and in life. As it turns out, the secret is cultivating winning relationships. Business is personal, and relationships matter!
    And...be sure to grab our book!
    You, Me, We: Why We All Need a Friend at Work (and How to Show Up As One!) Hardcover is available to preorder now! We've put our hearts into this exciting new book, we're sharing the insights of our research and experience as authors, best friends at work, and our leadership development programs around the world. You, Me, We is a book for leaders who want to improve―at leading, yes, but also at their lives. How so? By building deep, long-lasting relationships that set everybody up for success.
    Get your copy here: https://amzn.to/3NrQulV

    • 30 min
    People First - How Teams Can Collaborate and Lead Innovation with Atif Rafiq

    People First - How Teams Can Collaborate and Lead Innovation with Atif Rafiq

    This week, Morag and Atif Rafiq discuss how teams can collaborate and lead innovation!
    Episode Chapters:0:00 - Show Open1:30 - Growing Up2:36 - Career Arc5:39 - Role of Relationships8:50 - Decision Sprint Book Discussion13:49 - Common Pitfalls16:13 - Clarifying the Problem17:36 - The Role of AI24:26 - Conclusion and Wrap
    Welcome to SkyeTeam's People First! In this series, we explore the people side of successful business and careers. We all have a story to share, a leadership journey that we are experiencing.
    We'll be interviewing authors, business leaders, thought leaders, and people like you to uncover the latest ideas, resources, and tools to help you become more effective at work - and in life. As it turns out, the secret is cultivating winning relationships. Business is personal, and relationships matter!
    Show Info:Website: https://www.decisionsprint.com/Website: https://www.ritual.work/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/atif1/
    And...be sure to grab our book!
    You, Me, We: Why We All Need a Friend at Work (and How to Show Up As One!) is available now! We've put our hearts into this exciting new book, we're sharing the insights of our research and experience as authors, best friends at work, and our leadership development programs around the world. You, Me, We is a book for leaders who want to improve―at leading, yes, but also at their lives. How so? By building deep, long-lasting relationships that set everybody up for success.

    • 27 min

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