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Rising Laterally Arjun Sachdev & Jay Beaulieu

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    The Pursuit of Higher Lifetime Value with Steve Pockross

    The Pursuit of Higher Lifetime Value with Steve Pockross

    Steve Pockross brings more than 25 years of startup, Fortune 500, and nonprofit experience to his role as CEO of Verblio.

    We talk about maximizing the lifetime value of your career, how to pick the right company for you, and what it takes to create standout content in a saturated market.

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    0:00 Intro

    1:47 Growing up in Denver in the 80’s

    3:42 Receiving a liberal arts education

    6:19 Living in a place where you don’t know the language

    9:31 The world can be a dark place

    11:32 Why are religious people happier than most other people?

    14:12 Growth always ends in higher lifetime value

    17:36 Being a cross-country tour guide as a 22-year-old

    22:07 Vulnerability gives you the right to lead with authority

    23:16 What changes when you have a child?

    25:45 What are the two things that kids pick up from their parents?

    30:10 Steve’s experience at LiveOps

    38:50 Investing in technology services over people services

    40:41 Figuring out the right amount of people for your company

    42:03 What to look for when you are picking a company to work for

    46:34 Hiring for traits instead of experience

    48:59 Why your marketing team should be writing your company’s job descriptions

    50:20 Differentiating your content with humor 

    54:40 Taking chances

    56:22 “One Final Question”

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    • 58 min
    Connectable with Ryan Jenkins and Steven Van Cohen

    Connectable with Ryan Jenkins and Steven Van Cohen

    In this episode, we talk with Ryan Jenkins and Steven Van Cohen authors of “Connectable: How Leaders Can Move Teams From Isolated to All In.”

    Ryan is an internationally-recognized keynote speaker and three-time published author. For a decade, he has been helping organizations create engaged, inclusive, and high-performing teams by lessening worker loneliness and closing generational gaps.

    Steven is a global leadership consultant and executive coach. He has spent 12 years working with hundreds of leaders helping them improve worker well-being, reduce employee isolation, and boost team belonging.

    We talk about the prevalence of loneliness within the modern workforce and the damage it causes to the individual and the organization - and then explore simple pro-social behaviors we can all use to create more connections throughout our daily lives. 

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    0:00 Intro 

    00:20 72% of global workers said they experience loneliness monthly

    1:58 Gen Z is the loneliest generation

    4:38 The medical impact of loneliness

    5:47 Misconceptions about the word “loneliness”

    8:39 How can leaders at work lessen loneliness within their workforce?

    10:15 A lonely employee is “distracted at best and debilitated at worst”

    12:21 Three reasons people are feeling more lonely

    15:05 Why is work a good place to address loneliness?

    17:55 Loneliness can be lessened in as little as 40 seconds

    19:30 The “Mistakenly Seeking Solitude” study from U Chicago

    23:56 What do “.6, 1, and 5” have to do with lessening loneliness?

    24:56 LINK - a 4-Step Framework to Lessen Loneliness

    25:30 L - Look at Loneliness (and identify the signs of a lonely worker)

    27:54 I - Invest in Connection (through peer-coaching and mentorship)

    26:36 Are there workers who are more prone to loneliness?

    31:40 A leadership tip from Nelson Mandela’s dad

    33:53 The question we constantly ask ourselves - “Am I safe?”

    35:13 N - Narrowing the Focus (to pull coworkers back into a state of connection)

    39:31 How do astronauts keep loneliness at bay?

    40:29 K – Kindling the Momentum (and passing along the torch of connection)

    42:10 How to connect with a distrusting person?

    42:52 Situational loneliness vs. chronic loneliness

    44:07 Embracing pro-social behaviors

    45:32 Making connections across the generational gap

    49:08 “One Final Question”

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    “Connectable: How Leaders Can Move Teams from Isolated to All In”

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    • 52 min
    The Wires of War with Jacob Helberg

    The Wires of War with Jacob Helberg

    Jacob Helberg is Co-Chair of the China Strategy Initiative Working Group at the Brookings Institution. From 2016 to 2020, Jacob led Google’s global internal product policy efforts to combat disinformation and foreign interference. Jacob is also the author of “The Wires of War: Technology and the Global Struggle for Power” in which he details the existential threat authoritarian regimes pose to the United States and the world.

    We discuss the ongoing “Gray War” between Russia, China and the U.S., how the back-end infrastructure of the internet is a crucial frontline in this global conflict, and the best- and worst-case outcomes of the crisis in Ukraine.

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    0:00 Intro

    1:36 Russia’s information operations in the 2010’s

    6:15 Tech policy issues are not just domestic issues

    7:39 What is the difference between speech conduct and speech content online?

    11:51 How content moderation can stifle emerging theories

    14:47 Are we at war with China right now?

    22:08 “The Sputnik Moment” of our generation

    23:38 Were we late to supply Ukraine with lethal aid?

    27:34 The “fog of war” in Ukraine

    30:20 Can being feared by bad actors ensure peace?

    34:13 Our entrepreneurs are our source of strength

    37:03 The back-end of the internet as a frontline of the Gray War

    42:31 China’s data advantage

    44:35 What is the bull case for the U.S. in the 21st century?

    48:30 The blockchain as a potential antidote to deepfakes

    51:08 The best case/worst case scenarios in Ukraine

    55:47 “One Final Question”

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    Book Recommendation!
    "The Wires of War: Technology and the Global Struggle for Power"

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    • 57 min
    Shifts in Perspective

    Shifts in Perspective

    In this episode, we explore how our personal experiences this week shifted our perspectives.

    Topics include the power of visuals in communication, the root meaning of the word “experience”, and the importance of testing ideas in reality. 

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    0:00 How do dogs and humans greet each other differently?

    3:33 The human propensity to overthink

    5:35 Are we too advanced for our own good?

    10:56 Being transparent about your motivations

    13:31 Balancing EQ, operational, and technical skills

    16:09 “Because I told you so”

    18:24 Why communicate in metaphor?

    23:38 The warrior archetype

    25:40 How do you strengthen trusting your instinct?

    28:54 What is the root of the word “experience”?

    31:18 Ideas vs. Reality 

    35:15 Expressing psychological concepts without dictionary definitions

    36:28 Doing the inner work later in life   

    39:42 Humility

    42:22 Turning back toward the outer world

    44:44 Congratulations to Qualifi CEO and former podcast guest, Darrian Mikell, for raising $2.5mm in seed funding

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    • 46 min
    Reboot with Jerry Colonna

    Reboot with Jerry Colonna

    Today’s guest is Jerry Colonna, one of the start-up world’s most in-demand executive coaches. He is the founder and CEO of Reboot.IO, an executive coaching and leadership development firm whose coaches and facilitators are committed to the notion that better humans make better leaders. Jerry is also the author of the 2019 release, “Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up”, which invites readers to embark on a journey of radical self-inquiry.

    Together we launch an honest inquiry into how our personal histories have shaped our relationships with the world and work through bringing the contents of our unconscious into consciousness - all while embracing the universality of the human condition.

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    0:00 Intro

    1:17 Discussing your own personal history

    3:04 Having presence as a leader or coach

    5:00 When you show up as yourself, others show up as themselves

    7:05 What do the questions we ask reveal about ourselves?

    10:37 It doesn’t always have to be about other people

    13:55 Recognizing that the human in front of you matters

    15:47 “Who do I want to be?”

    22:05 How can we think about “value” differently?

    25:22 How can external affirmation become addictive?

    27:18 Creating a balanced sense of self

    34:38 Teach the questions you want answers to

    37:00 Why is it hard to be honest about what we’re struggling with?

    38:50 “Your story is my story”

    42:05 Exploring our family roots

    45:54 Sometimes we get the rules, without the stories

    48:55 “What needs to be said that isn’t being said?”

    53:39 “One Final Question”

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    “Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up”

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    • 55 min
    True Crime with Laurie Gilbertson

    True Crime with Laurie Gilbertson

    Laurie Gilbertson is a former New York City sex crimes, organized crime, and homicide prosecutor. As the owner of Tribeca Blue Consulting, Laurie helps entrepreneurs, executives, and trial attorneys craft and present engaging and persuasive narratives clearly and confidently in the courtroom, the boardroom, and the media.

    We hear about some of Laurie’s most gripping cases, learn how to get inside the mind of a jury, and explore potential reasons behind the recent uptick in violence in America.

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    0:00 Intro

    1:21 Why do we pay so much attention to true crime drama?

    3:27 The most gripping case Laurie prosecuted as a D.A. in Queens County, NY

    9:40 How do you get inside the mind of a jury?

    14:52 What makes a fair juror?

    19:45 How to control your nerves when the stakes are high like they are in a courtroom

    25:01 What do we know about the uptick in violence in the U.S.?

    31:15 Criminal Justice in a world where fewer laws are being enforced

    36:38 The reform taking place that provides more people access to justice

    38:57 What is legal entrepreneurship?

    42:54 “Doing well by doing good”

    44:30 The ripple effect of democratized legal aid

    46:04 Why you should make ‘learning how to communicate better’ a priority

    53:41 Tips to help improve how you communicate today

    55:59 “One Final Question”

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    • 58 min

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52 Ratings

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Rising Laterally podcast

What could be better than a podcast that has two in-tune, smart, curious, and empathetic hosts? Not only does this show give you something to think about, it also opens your heart.

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Connected with Arjun on LinkedIn and never looked back. Love how the guys get the most out of people while keeping it conversational.

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