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The Talent Magnet Institute is committed to developing leaders to succeed in relationships, work, community, and life: we’ll reframe what success means, and you’ll hear the personal stories of successful leaders from around the globe. From the highest of highs to the lowest of lows, every guest has a unique story to tell and insights to bring. Discover how to achieve a new type of success that goes much deeper than profits: culture, talent, and holistic leadership.

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The Talent Magnet Institute is committed to developing leaders to succeed in relationships, work, community, and life: we’ll reframe what success means, and you’ll hear the personal stories of successful leaders from around the globe. From the highest of highs to the lowest of lows, every guest has a unique story to tell and insights to bring. Discover how to achieve a new type of success that goes much deeper than profits: culture, talent, and holistic leadership.

    Developing Your Future State Using Effective Conversations With Becky Scheeler

    Developing Your Future State Using Effective Conversations With Becky Scheeler

    This week Mike discusses real life communication issues of leaders all over the world and their impact on business with Becky Scheeler, Executive Vice President at Centennial, Inc.

    Becky imparts a lot of wisdom in this episode, so be sure to listen NOW! 

    Early on, Becky says: “leaders really need to communicate in a very clear, concise way,” always keeping the end goal in mind.  (3:03)  She implores leaders to ask, “What do I want my audience to walk away from this [conversation] with?” (4:07)

    She shares the DO’s of communication (3:27), and the DON’Ts, too. (6:53)

    Mike and Becky both understand the pressures and mindset of leaders well, and know that they have to be working many months and years in the future, beyond where their managers may be.  Becky offers highly effective communication tactics leaders can do to take to keep the vision and help everyone in the organization moving in the same direction. (15:39)

    Other nuggets of wisdom include: 


    Why questions are a leader’s most powerful tool (21:31)

    Tactics to stay in “growth mindset” while responding to constant change (24:21) 

    What leaders can do at any level of an organization when your culture doesn’t embrace transparency and authenticity (26:42, 44:09)

    3 relationship processes that have proven successful through the years (28:09)


    Mike and Becky agree that what, how and when leaders communicate is key to a successful talent cycle and overall engaged culture.  

    “So many organizations see turnover, and if they would just ask questions to understand why...they would change workflows...and they may offer benefits differently to actually help their people be successful, not just in work, but in life, too.” (35:56) Mike Sipple, Jr. 

    Mike shares reflections from a recent company-wide meeting where his dad, Mike Sr., imparted his lessons about economic downturns.  Based on past experience, he says this is what we should expect in the next 3 years. (36:54)

    Mike and Becky have had the privilege of talking to leaders around the world.  Mike shares the common denominators in these conversations from a wide array of industries.  (41:45)

    Finally, Becky shares her key tips for leaders. (53:38) LISTEN NOW! 
    Learn more about membership opportunities at https://www.talentmagnetinstitute.com/join
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    #leadership
    #leadwell
    #leadingincrisis

    • 56 min
    Workforce Support and The Vitality of Your Organization, With Shannon Starkey-Taylor and Jordan Huizenga From Learning Grove

    Workforce Support and The Vitality of Your Organization, With Shannon Starkey-Taylor and Jordan Huizenga From Learning Grove

    This week Mike invites two local leaders to discuss the importance of early childhood education and childcare in talent retention and the talent lifecycle.  This conversation includes tactical concepts for leaders.  Shannon Starkey-Taylor is the CEO of Learning Grove (formerly Children, Inc., which recently merged with Cincinnati Early Learning Centers, Inc.) and Jordan Huizenga is the Vice President of Development. 
    Learn about what your organization can do to help non-profits in innovative ways. It’s not always about writing a check. (9:00) 
    Mike explains how the ripple effect of the ever-changing manufacturing landscape affects talent needs, and its direct association with childcare accessibility.  (17:39)

    “Now is when your core values and culture shows up.” 
    Mike Sipple, Jr. (19:03)

    In their discussion about what kids need right now, Shannon offers 5 tips for parents working from home, the value of teachers right now, as well as how and why to incorporate that connection in a virtual world. (19:58)

    The discussion switches gears to focus on what leaders can do to lead well, support their talent in general, and support those who have children.  They discuss:


    Ways to communicate proactively and encouraging the use of Employee Assistance Programs (27:25)

    Suggestions for retention in high-turnover industries, especially for talent that might earn more money on “turbo-charged” unemployment (36:59)

    The importance of organizations supporting early childhood education (45:54)

    What employers need to know about childcare Policy that they probably don’t know (46:25)


    LISTEN NOW! 

    Resource:
    COVID-19: Back to Work

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    #earlychildhooded
    #learninggrove
    #leadership
    #leadingwell

    • 52 min
    Maintaining a Healthy Mindset During Rapid Change and Crisis with Paul Heagen

    Maintaining a Healthy Mindset During Rapid Change and Crisis with Paul Heagen

    This week Mike discusses mindset strategies with Executive Coach and author Paul Heagen.  They discuss: 

    How to find middle ground between optimism and pessimism (2:09) 

    Taking advantage of unique opportunities for self-reflection (10:04)

    Re-defining your leadership legacy (23:33)


    Listen NOW for inspiration about how the pandemic can reshape your perspective as a leader!

    Paul shares his insight about embracing the downshift in work.  He says, “Embrace silence and quiet...when you are comfortable in the quiet you are comfortable with yourself.” (9:29)  He admits many of his clients have a difficult time being still, but he shares the unique benefits this simple practice offers, especially to leaders.  

    Paul and Mike discuss the key, heart-centered aspects every leader should embrace independent of what is going on around them. (13:59)

    “The best way for somebody to be a great leader is first to be a better person.” 
    Paul Heagen (15:11)

    Paul also shares a very effective technique he uses to help leaders sort stressors to ease intense feelings of pressure. (19:04)

    Mike and Paul wrap up with tips on how to maximize the unique opportunities leaders are currently presented to change how they work, and work better moving forward. (27:20)

    Hear their tips and insight NOW! 

    #talentmagnet
    #leadingwell
    #leadership
    #leadingincrisis
    #mindset
    #healthymindset
    #balance
    @paulheagen

    • 40 min
    The Role of Leadership: Business and Mental Health with Mike Glen

    The Role of Leadership: Business and Mental Health with Mike Glen

    This week, Mike talks to Mike Glen, Vice President of Business Development for The Lindner Center For Hope, about what leaders can do to transform the conversation regarding mental health. 

    Hear how and why Mike G. left the construction industry to pursue mental health education and advocacy. (2:57)

    Mike G. shares specific key points leaders can do to eliminate the stigma of mental health and why it makes good business sense, such as: 

    What a long-term communication plan looks like (6:23)

    The importance of being proactive (13:02)

    Examples of how “Start The Conversation” initiative has changed organizations (14:45)


    Mike G. helps listeners understand the complicated role mental health plays in insurance claims on the employer end, as well as culture barriers on the employee side. (24:08)  For example: 

    Mike G. shows how proactive investments in programs that bring mental health out of the shadows pay in the long run. (25:46)

    An example of a hospitalization due to a broken leg versus a manic episode has economic ramifications on multiple fronts. (28:28)


    “Leaders don’t even know that this is going on.” (29:12) Mike Glen

    Mike and Mike G. discuss ways to reach out in a compassionate way to people (33:33) and offer key tips for self care during the pandemic.  (39:24)

    Hear the 3 recommendations Mike G. offers for staying upbeat during the pandemic crisis (43:25) and the 1 practice you should incorporate into your daily routine. (46:10)

    Listen NOW!

    #talentmagnet
    #mentalhealth
    #leadership
    #leadincrisis

    • 56 min
    Managing Risk in Crisis Mode with Jonathan Theders

    Managing Risk in Crisis Mode with Jonathan Theders

    This week Mike discusses risk management with Jonathan Theders, CEO of RiskSOURCE Clark-Theders, an independent insurance agency specializing in helping businesses.  

    Mike and Jonathan discuss the myriad of issues so many businesses and leaders are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Some key touch points they discuss in detail are:


    Keeping employees safe and compliant as states reopen, or as essential businesses (7:01)

    Employee privacy policies and procedures regarding employees who get sick and controlling spread (13:15)

    Developing a crisis plan (16:59)

    Maintaining culture in a virtual world (19:10)


    “Culture is still made up of the thousands of interactions you have each day.” (23:05)

    Mike and Jonathan share their best practices for: 

    Controlling overwhelm (28:30)

    Minimizing risk related to worker’s comp (29:55)

    Inspiring creative, outside-the-box thought and staying optimistic


    “Remain informed but don’t obsess.” (39:19)

    Find out which XM station keeps Jonathan upbeat (39:32), and how he and Mike incorporate gratitude into their virtual connections. (40:10)

    Finally, Jonathan shares his best guess about how the pandemic will affect the insurance industry. (42:22)

    More resources: 
    RiskSOURCE COVID-19 Resource Page
    Talent Magnet Institute Courageous Leadership Webinar

    #talentmagnet
    #leadership
    #COVID-19
    #pandmic
    #crisis
    #leadingthroughcrisis
    #talent
    #leadingcompassionately

    • 56 min
    Communicating Change Effectively and Compassionately with Mike Glenn

    Communicating Change Effectively and Compassionately with Mike Glenn

    This week Mike discusses how we view and react to change with Talent Magnet Institute Faculty member and the “Master of Organizational Development” Michael Glenn. 

    This short but jam-packed episode inspires any leader to change the way they think about change. 

    They jump right in with a deep discussion about change and transition with an experiment. (1:58)

    Mike G. shares how we can move through change physically and emotionally. He emphasizes two factors to remember to get through transitions successfully. (3:15)

    A key in today’s business landscape is how effectively leaders communicate change. Mike G. shares: 

    His insights as a consultant and expert in helping organizations through effective change,

    A story that transformed the way he views organizational change, and

    A format for communicating a compelling case for change. (9:06)


    Mike G. shows us how the process can fall apart or come together with one simple question. (13:12)

    LISTEN NOW to find out what that is! 

    They close by sharing another nugget of wisdom for success in all transitions that occur in life and business: The key to success as a leader is the awareness that everyone has different perspectives about, and responds at different rates to change and transition. (16:17) 

    This podcast has a companion slideshow that can be viewed by clicking here. 

    #talentmagnet
    #leadership
    #becomingatalentmagnet
    #leadwell
    #changeisgood
    #leaders

    • 20 min

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Steve is an engaging story teller, and as always, Mike is a master moderator!

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