9 episodes

Welcome to Stand Up to Stand Out, a podcast to help you communicate with confidence and build influence.

Let's do more, move faster and make a bigger impact.

Come back every first of the month for new episodes!

You can find out more at https://influencedna.co/podcast/

Stand Up to Stand Out Stuart Paap

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Welcome to Stand Up to Stand Out, a podcast to help you communicate with confidence and build influence.

Let's do more, move faster and make a bigger impact.

Come back every first of the month for new episodes!

You can find out more at https://influencedna.co/podcast/

    Episode 9: From Intention to Impact: Mastering Skills & Bridging the Action Gap

    Episode 9: From Intention to Impact: Mastering Skills & Bridging the Action Gap

    Join us for an inspiring episode as we welcome Scott H. Young, a prolific writer and thought leader known for his exceptional insights into personal development, learning, and productivity. From undertaking the formidable 'MIT Challenge' to writing bestsellers, Scott's experiments in relentless self-improvement and his commitment to mastering complex subjects are nothing short of motivational.
    Scott brings his cutting-edge strategies and profound experiences in overcoming the action-intention gap, often the bane of goal-setting and self-improvement endeavors. His approach to bridging this gap is a blend of practical wisdom and evidence-based techniques, promising listeners actionable methods to enhance their performance in various areas of expertise.
    Throughout this conversation, we'll delve deep into the cognitive psychology of learning, the impact of storytelling on communication, and the intricacies of deliberate practice. With Scott's upcoming book "How to Get Better at Anything," released in May 2024, there's an undeniable buzz around his evolving methodologies and how they can be applied to stand out in today's competitive landscape.
    Hosted by Stuart Paap, the dialogue will also touch on Scott's insights into optimizing high-stakes situations and transforming anxiety into achievement. Personal anecdotes and specific tips from Scott's learning journey will provide you with novel perspectives on mastering skills and communication.
    Scott H. Young's distinguished career showcases the transformative power of intellectual curiosity and strategic learning. As we discuss his philosophies and learning frameworks, you will be empowered with knowledge that transcends the conventional, equipping you to thrive in both personal and professional realms.
    Connect with Scott on social media or visit his blog to learn more about his work and access a treasure trove of resources that can reshape your learning and performance.
    So tune in and be prepared to rethink your approach to learning, productivity, and personal development with Scott H. Young's wisdom and guidance.
    The Influence Lab
    You’re moving fast, working hard, and facing trade-offs with your time and energy. How can you be the most effective leader? How can you share your message with purpose and power? What can you do to boost your influence at work? In each episode, we sit down with experts to discuss leadership, teamwork, communication, and how to deeply affect the behaviors and beliefs of those around us.
    Stand up to stand out.
    Stuart Paap is laser-focused on helping more people unlock brilliant and bold ideas. He works with pioneering biotechs, technology companies, and healthcare companies and regularly presents at universities and tech incubators like the Harvard Innovation Lab. He’s also a former stand-up comedian and is a yellow belt in Judo, which strikes fear into no one.
    Podcast Timeline
    00:00 Exposure to scary situations lowers fear.08:18 Rehearse to handle high-stress situations effectively.14:09 Anxiety narrows focus and hinders complex tasks. Adaptive response.19:48 Importance of deliberate practice in various domains.23:54 Improve public speaking by focusing deliberately.31:48 Skill development requires different strategies at each level.36:54 Beginners struggle with basic drawing skills and progression.41:13 Nonfiction writers captivate without condescending assumptions.47:40 Inferences are crucial; don't assume understanding.51:28 Human intellectual faculties are evolutionary adaptations.59:31 Scott H Young reflects on the time discrepancy in the project.01:02:01 Recognizing and solving action-intention gaps i

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 8: Crafting the Narrative of Success: Embracing Challenges and Enabling Growth

    Episode 8: Crafting the Narrative of Success: Embracing Challenges and Enabling Growth

    Join us for a captivating episode where we have the pleasure of hearing from Siobhan Dullea, an esteemed innovator and leader in entrepreneurship and business strategy. With her roots in Mass Challenge and C Space and her current role as the Executive Director at Innovate at BU, Siobhan will dive into the transformative power of innovation and leadership, unraveling the essence of effective communication and how it propels change and fosters organizational growth.
    Siobhan has honed specialized expertise in guiding organizations and individuals through the nuances of innovation, leadership, and strategic communication. Her over thirty-year career has been instrumental in driving advancements and empowering voices in the business world. Collaborating closely with diverse professionals, she brings fresh and impactful insights on utilizing innovation principles to inspire and elevate.
    In this conversation, we'll delve into the pivotal role of communication in professional and personal development, the hurdles of navigating resistance, and the significant impact that strategic and assertive communication has on leadership. We'll uncover vital strategies and perspectives that empower individuals and organizations to excel in today's dynamic business world. So, brace yourself for an enlightening discussion!
    Hosted by Stuart Paap.
    Is embracing innovation, engaging in substantive dialogues, and nurturing an environment of growth and resilience key to personal and organizational success? Join us as we explore these questions with Siobhan Dullea, whose profound experience at the intersection of innovation, leadership, and communication offers invaluable insights into the dynamics of change and progress.
    Discover how deliberate communication and innovative thinking can spark transformation, driving progress and improvement across various domains. Gain from Siobhan's expertise in managing the complexities of influence and leadership, particularly when faced with skepticism or opposition.
    Siobhan Dullea is celebrated for her influential role in shaping the landscape of innovation and leadership. Her contributions illuminate critical aspects of business and offer practical strategies for enhancing inclusivity and understanding in diverse environments. Connect with Siobhan on social media or visit her website to explore her initiatives and research further.
    The Influence Lab
    You’re moving fast, working hard, and facing trade-offs with your time and energy. How can you be the most effective leader? How can you share your message with purpose and power? What can you do to boost your influence at work? In each episode, we sit down with experts to discuss leadership, teamwork, communication, and how to affect the behaviors and beliefs of those around us deeply.
    Stand up to stand out.
    Stuart Paap is laser-focused on helping more people unlock brilliant and bold ideas. He works with pioneering biotechs, technology companies, and healthcare companies and regularly presents at universities and tech incubators like the Harvard Innovation Lab. He’s also a former stand-up comedian and is a yellow belt in Judo, which strikes fear into no one.
    Podcast Timeline
    00:00 An Authentic, open-minded leader values communication and integrity.06:59 Achieving growth by stepping out of comfort.14:38 Seek advice, listen, and be humble.18:32 Admitting wrong, learning from feedback, embracing community.27:19 Fight through obstacles, expand, and share knowledge.31:17 Fear of presenting; remember you know more.34:37 Adapting my accent for better communication.42:46 Linking organizational values to major decision-making.48:40 Shift in business focus from software to service.50:26 Helped customers succeed with scalable training methods.54:51 I wi

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 7: Empowering Voices with Agentic Feedback: Nurturing Growth, Resilience, and Constructive Dialogue

    Episode 7: Empowering Voices with Agentic Feedback: Nurturing Growth, Resilience, and Constructive Dialogue

    Join us for an engaging episode where we get to hear from Dr. Camilla Griffiths, a distinguished social psychologist and research scientist trained at Stanford. She will jump into the transformative power of agentic feedback and social dynamics, exploring the art of impactful communication and how strategic use of feedback can inspire change and foster growth. 
    Dr. Griffiths has a specialized focus on addressing racial inequality and bias, and her work is pivotal in enhancing outcomes for historically underserved communities. She collaborates closely with educators and media professionals, offering fresh and potent insights on leveraging social science principles to uplift and empower. 
    In this discussion, we will learn about the critical role of feedback in personal and organizational development, the challenges of confronting and overcoming pushback, and the profound impact of informed, assertive communication in leadership. We will uncover essential strategies and mindsets that enable individuals and organizations to thrive in an ever-evolving social landscape. So, get ready for an enlightening conversation!
    Hosted by Stuart Paap
    Does embracing constructive critique, engaging in meaningful dialogues, and fostering an environment of growth and resilience lead to personal and organizational advancement? Join us as we explore these themes with Dr. Camilla Griffiths, whose extensive research at the intersection of social psychology and social justice offers invaluable insights into the power of communication and feedback.
    Discover how strategic communication and the principled use of agentic feedback can catalyze change, driving innovation and improvement in various spheres. Learn from Camilla's expertise in navigating the complexities of influence and leadership, especially in the face of resistance or skepticism.
    Dr. Camilla Griffiths is renowned for her contributions to understanding and addressing societal inequalities through her research. Her work sheds light on critical issues and provides practical solutions for fostering inclusivity and understanding in diverse settings. Connect with Camilla on Twitter @camgriffi or visit her website at www.camillagriffiths.com to delve deeper into her research and initiatives.
    The Influence Lab
    You’re moving fast, working hard, and facing trade-offs with your time and energy. How can you be the most effective leader? How can you share your message with purpose and power? What can you do to boost your influence at work? In each episode, we sit down with experts to talk about leadership, teamwork, communication, and how to affect the behaviors and beliefs of those around us deeply.
    Stand up to stand out. 
    Stuart Paap is laser-focused on helping more people unlock brilliant and bold ideas. He works with pioneering biotechs, technology companies, and healthcare companies and regularly presents at universities and tech incubators like the Harvard Innovation Lab. He’s also a former stand-up comedian and is a yellow belt in Judo, which strikes fear into no one.
    Podcast Timeline (timecodes coming soon)
    Learn more about the show at influencedna.co/podcast
    Connect with Stuart on LinkedIn.

    • 46 min
    Episode 6: Building A Better Business with Dissent, Mistakes and Unpleasant Speech

    Episode 6: Building A Better Business with Dissent, Mistakes and Unpleasant Speech

    Discover the power of dissent and challenging assumptions with Jonathan Berk, the A.P. Giannini Professor of Finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Learn why mistakes and daring ideas fuel better organizations, from growth to innovation. Embrace a team culture that dares to speak up, speak out, and innovate against the grain. 
    Hosted by Stuart Paap
    Does challenging the norm, making mistakes, and embracing uncomfortable conversations truly ignite business growth? Join us in this thought-provoking episode as we delve deep into the insights of Jonathan Berk, the A.P. Giannini Professor of Finance at Stanford GSB. Discover the transformative potential of dissent and challenging assumptions as the driving force behind thriving organizations.
    Uncover why the most groundbreaking ideas often emerge from those who go against the grain. Learn the critical importance of safeguarding and valuing unpleasant speech at every level, recognizing its unique potential to unlock growth and progress. It’s time to shift away from ostracizing those who speak out and instead move towards embracing their valuable contributions.
    Jonathan B. Berk is the A.P. Giannini Professor of Finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. 
    His research covers a broad range of topics in finance, including delegated money management, the pricing of financial assets, valuing a firm’s growth potential, the capital structure. 
    Jonathan is the author of the books Fundamentals in Corporate Finance and Corporate Finance. Jonathan has received numerous awards and was recently awarded the fifth Stephen A. Ross Prize for the Advancement of Research in Financial Economics. In his personal life, he enjoys skiing with his family. You can connect with Jonathan on LinkedIn or Facebook. 
    The Influence Lab
    You’re moving fast, working hard, and facing trade-offs with your time and energy. How can you be the most effective leader? How can you share your message with purpose and power? What can you do to boost your influence at work? In each episode, we sit down with experts to talk about leadership, teamwork, communication, and how to affect the behaviors and beliefs of those around us deeply.
    Stand up to stand out. 
    Stuart Paap is laser-focused on helping more people unlock brilliant and bold ideas. He wo

    • 22 min
    Episode 5: From Cubicles to Clouds: Building the Right Connections with Your Team

    Episode 5: From Cubicles to Clouds: Building the Right Connections with Your Team

    Glenn Carroll, professor of organizational behavior at Stanford Graduate School of Business, and Michael Arena, a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania, share new leadership insights on why the work-from-home vs. work-in-office debate must go beyond the working environment and instead focus on intentional leadership. They discuss building better connections across your team on and off the screen.
    Hosted by Stuart Paap
    Does proximity matter when it comes to performance? Michael Arena, a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania, is no longer convinced it does. 
    In this episode, discover the latest insights and thinking around what connections teams need to make to spur innovation, build collegial bonds, and boost productivity regardless of where they work. Hear why Michael and Glenn both urge leaders to be more intentional regarding how they connect their teams, with a key focus on creating more informal moments for employees to interact. Learn how remote managers can make the most of virtual working environments and how leaders can deliver more effective messages to their teams on and off the screen. 
    Michael Arena is the Chief Science Officer and Co-founder of Syndezos. He is a faculty member in Penn’s Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics program and acts as a design thinking coach within the Stanford School. Michael is the author of the book: Adaptive Space: How GM and Other Companies are Positively Disrupting Themselves and Transforming into Agile Organizations. 
    He was the Chief Talent Office for General Motors Corporation, where he launched GM2020, a grassroots initiative featured in Fast Company and Fortune Magazine. Michael lives in Detroit with his wife and two daughters. You can follow Michael and connect with him via Connected Commons or LinkedIn. 
    Glenn Carroll is The Adams Distinguished Professor of Management at the Stanford School of Business, teaching executives and MBA students. He has taught in many programs, including most prominently several high-level custom executive education programs for global Fortune 50 companies, including General Motors’ “Transformational Leadership Program.” 
    Glenn is the author of several books, including: Making Great Strategy,

    • 46 min
    Episode 4: How to Build More Credibility Using Customer Conversations with Ashley Welch

    Episode 4: How to Build More Credibility Using Customer Conversations with Ashley Welch

    Ashley Welch, co-founder of Somersault Innovation and author of Naked Sales, explains how to find and harness the magic found in stories from your customers. She reveals how these tales can fuel co-creation, foster the birth of groundbreaking solutions and ultimately boost your credibility when pitching big ideas.
    She is the endlessly curious co-founder of Somersault Innovation, a highly specialized consultative company that’s the first to apply design thinking to sales. She works with high-performing teams from companies like Microsoft, Oracle, and Salesforce to build deeper customer connections and increased revenue. She is the co-author of Naked Sales, a book about stripping away all preconceived notions and checklists when showing up in a sales situation and engaging customers in a more curious, empathetic, and authentic way. Follow Ashley and her customer-centric insights on LinkedIn here.
    Hosted by Stuart Paap
    Stuart is laser-focused on helping more people unlock brilliant and bold ideas. He works with pioneering biotechs, technology companies, and healthcare companies and regularly presents at universities and tech incubators like the Harvard Innovation Lab. He’s also a former stand-up comedian and is a yellow belt in Judo, which strikes fear into... no one.
    The Influence Lab
    You’re moving fast, working hard, and facing trade-offs with your time and energy. How can you be the most effective leader? How can you share your message with purpose and power? What can you do to boost your influence at work? In each episode, we sit down with experts to talk about leadership, teamwork, communication, and how to affect the behaviors and beliefs of those around us deeply.
    Stand up to stand out. 
    Podcast Timeline 
    00:00-Introduction01:55-Harnessing the Power of Design Thinking04:55-Customer Centricity: Your Competitive Edge06:57-How to Break Down Boundaries and Co-Create8:08-Mining the Underlying Motivations in Others16:20-Go Beyond Surveys to Customer Conversations21:22-Doing Better Discovery23:58-Ask Better Questions that Lead to Answers Full of Gold34:04-Finding the Hidden Magic in Customer Insights
    Learn more at influencedna.co/podcast
    Connect with Stuart on LinkedIn.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

Allie 8 ,

So smart!

This is a great listen. Stuart is a master at asking questions that extract the most interesting parts of a person’s thinking. Harry is the the real deal who understands what it takes to lead an organization and navigate the complexity of people.

Donna Musik ,

Stuart Paap is an amazing podcaster!

Stuart is an unbelievable interviewer. He asks incredibly insightful questions and is able to synthesize answers into bite-size morsels that are understandable to his audience. It’s no surprise that he’s so successful in his field and I highly recommend that you give his podcast a listen.

Stuart Paap ,

Great new show, worth a listen!

Yes, I might be biased (am the host), BUT, I started this show to talk to people who bring practical and tactical advice for those interested in developing as a leader, being a great communicator and building a strong team. Check us out at influencedna.co

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