This podcast will inspire you to become a grateful leader and bring out the best in your people by dramatically increasing levels of engagement, productivity, and willingness to take initiative.
Create a culture of appreciation in your organization. Tap into the power of your personal commitment to acknowledging people and expressing your gratitude to them in an authentic, heartfelt manner.
Podcast #198 - The Joy of Nurturing Talent
Join Art of Grateful Leadership Podcast host Judith W. Umlas as she discusses the joy and feeling of accomplishment we experience as leaders when we nurture and help develop great talent. Her “living example” is Ken Terry, IIL’s Director of Client Services, who she and others at IIL (including CEO E. LaVerne Johnson) knew had a fantastic voice for promos, ads and video introductions. But how to get him started was the issue. So experience Ken’s process and his progress, once Judy is appointed Ken’s Coach. Then be a “witness” to his big breakthrough – and his break into official voiceover talent ranks!
Podcast #197 The Organic Alignment of Agile, Scrum and Grateful Leadership!
Join host Judith W. Umlas as she interviews Agile Consultant and former CEO of Scrum Alliance, Howard Sublett in an engaging and both fun and action-filled conversation. They discuss Howard’s passion to bring humanity to the workplace, and some amazing steps and practices he has initiated in organizations to do so. These include the “affirmation circle” for departing employees and the Gratitude Channel he set up at Scrum Alliance, as well as the impact these practices had. They discuss the strategic alignment of both Servant and Grateful Leadership with Agile and Scrum… and Howard’s awesome blue eyeglasses that “make a statement”! Join them – you’ll love every minute of this upbeat conversation.
Podcast #196 The Art of Grateful Leadership
Host Judy Umlas shares her "guilt" for not having kept up the stream of podcasts she had originally intended to produce, due to...her perfectionism! So Judy commits to not letting perfection be "the enemy of the good" So she does a bit of imperfect but relevant rambling. She goes from celebrating her mother belatedly for Mother's Day, along with her mother's French pen pal with whom she corresponded for over 70 years.
She talks about the frustration she feels at "tip jars" which don't encourage the expression of appreciation from recipients. She closes with a shout out to Ed Hoffman, former Chief Knowledge Officer of NASA and Center for Grateful Leadership April webinar presenter.
Podcast #195: Turning the Tables #2, “The Power of Acknowledgment for Agile Leaders
Join the Art of Grateful Leadership Podcast series host Judith W. Umlas as the “conversational tables get turned”… on her again, in the second of this series of interviews of Judy by prominent leaders of a variety of organizations! Tune in as she is interviewed this time by Brandy Emesal, Content Strategist at Scrum Alliance on “The Power of Acknowledgment for Agile Leaders.” In their engaging, nearly hour-long conversation, there is a great focus on “The 5 Cs of Acknowledgment” and how they fit so well into an Agile framework.
A Special New Year's Message from the Center for Grateful Leadership Creator, Judith W. Umlas
A New Year’s Resolution for us all to make:
It’s a daily practice...one that won’t overwork you...
It will dramatically change your life for the better...
it will dramatically change the lives of all those you interact with for the better...
It takes only your commitment, your intention...
And it’s this:
To acknowledge someone...(or many “someones”)....
In a heartfelt way...
In an authentic way...
Each and every day!
The POWER of Acknowledgment is beyond our wildest imaginations!
So use it generously, use it well and see the difference you make, that we all make.
Happiest of New Year ever!
Please listen to my personal New Year’s greeting to you, and then share it and all your successes in making this critical commitment to yourselves ... with us all!
With appreciation, Judy