The Future Of Teamwork
Finding Your Authority with Stacey Engle
The Future of Teamwork welcomes Stacey Engle to chat about her experience as the Founder and CEO of Authority Circle. She and host Dane Groeneveld talk about how Stacey helps leaders consider their defining moments, plot their roadmaps, and bring action to their teams. They also discuss the dysfunction caused by missed conversations, and Stacey shares the importance of finding your authority and writing your story.
[00:16 - 00:31] Meet Stacey Engle[00:38 - 04:10] Stacey's path to entrepreneurship from learning and development to marketing and branding[04:19 - 06:03] The experience of becoming president at 33[06:03 - 07:22] The missing conversations are destructive[07:34 - 09:46] Authority Lab and 90-day goal roadmaps[10:16 - 13:45] The Web3 scaffolding and how Authority Circle thinks about the blockchain[13:48 - 14:48] Accelerated adoption of technologies that make the world better through humanity and emotions[14:51 - 17:31] Dysfunction stems from not having crucial conversations[17:32 - 20:43] Reflecting on your achievements, ambition, and tall poppy syndrome[20:51 - 24:13] How to encourage your team to start reflecting on their defining moments[24:18 - 27:39] Origin stories for teams[27:43 - 29:14] Habit formation and the importance of 90 days for leaders and teams[29:18 - 31:29] Simplification and smart goals are the keys to providing great experiences[31:38 - 34:33] Setting the pace as a leader[34:37 - 35:59] Tackling what accountable means as a leader[36:52 - 39:04] Making mistakes and getting her ducks in a row[39:10 - 42:45] Success, failure, and your authority[42:47 - 44:16] Creating the right story, impact as a leader[44:19 - 47:11] Stepping into your authority as a leader[47:13 - 49:04] Consumers buy products because of leaders[49:09 - 50:55] Conversation recap
Digging Deeper into DE&I with Shan Foster
Shan Foster drops by The Future of Teamwork podcast to speak with host Dane Groeneveld about a career focused on helping businesses with diversity initiatives. Throughout the conversation, Shan shares how his family upbringing contributed to his success as a professional athlete, his values, and how he runs his business, Fostering Healthy Solutions. FHS helps organizations think about DEI through different lenses to create more equal employee experiences. In this conversation, Shan and Dane also discuss the importance of committing to DE&I to live your company values.
[00:16 - 00:41] Introduction to Shan Foster[01:01 - 04:00] Shan's life journey and some of the initiatives he is part of[04:02 - 06:46] How Shan's family life structured his views on driving healthier families, teams, and communities[06:47 - 08:17] New Orleans culture and community[08:21 - 09:26] The culture in Rio and experiencing it for the Olympics[09:29 - 12:23] How lessons in early life influenced Shan's basketball career[12:24 - 14:36] Finding satisfaction in the job and skill growth[14:41 - 18:59] Inherited biases and learned behaviors[18:59 - 20:53] Quality of education, work ethic[20:56 - 22:47] Wage inequality and company values, the ability to retire someday[22:50 - 25:57] The role of diversity, equity, and inclusion in doing life together[26:05 - 28:44] Building cultural competency and what to look for in talent[28:52 - 30:42] Communications in other languages[30:48 - 33:47] DEI is about how we show up to work every day[33:58 - 36:18] Racism is costing the US $17 trillion[36:44 - 40:12] Considerations for neurodiverse and military veterans entering the workforce[40:14 - 43:34] Discovery and doing our own work[43:50 - 45:10] COVID and hiring talent remotely[45:27 - 45:52] Shan's message to customers and internally
The Transformative Nature of Gratitude with Chris Schembra
On today's episode of The Future of Teamwork, host Dane Groeneveld speaks with Chris Schembra, the best-selling author also known as The Gratitude Guru. Chris talks about 7:47, his organization focused on creating meaningful connections through dinner parties. He shares how that experience was impacted by COVID, and how it allowed 7:47 to pivot with still great success. Additionally, Dane and Chris discuss authentic networking, why gratitude will change you how interact with the world, and ways that businesses can show up to meet their imperfect human employees with empathy.
[00:16 - 00:53] Introduction to Chris Schembra[01:24 - 06:21] How Chris became the Gratitude Guru[06:29 - 08:01] Networking and remembering how people make you feel[08:07 - 10:14] Shared food and strength of mind, and the hurdles to togetherness[10:28 - 11:40] "The world is ending" but you're going to be fine[11:42 - 14:46] Marcus Aurelius, the stoics, and gratitude[14:50 - 18:03] The beginning of the business, and creating connections[18:05 - 19:20] 98% of dinner parties were for client engagement purposes[19:28 - 21:43] Shifting to a remote strategy because of COVID[21:45 - 22:27] Inventiveness and gratitude[22:28 - 23:52] Preventing employee burnout, stress, loneliness, overwhelm, and anxiety[24:00 - 25:16] Employer-sponsored soul and emotional health[25:28 - 27:30] Combatting loneliness with curiosity and connection[27:31 - 28:33] Micro-shifts towards a more grateful attitude[28:34 - 30:50] Gratitude interventions, and living in the present[31:00 - 31:42] Authentic moments of gratitude[31:49 - 34:07] Witnessing theory[34:08 - 36:00] Hiring humans, and showing up with empathy[36:02 - 40:24] The benefit appraisal[40:43 - 41:59] The good news if you're operating through a lens of ingratitude[42:02 - 42:40] Acknowledgment helps destigmatize ingratitude[42:43 - 43:41] Listeners, answer this question!
The Interplay of Allyship, Ego, and Technology with Lauren B. Jones
In today's conversation with entrepreneur and founder of Leap Consulting Solutions, Lauren B. Jones, she and host Dane Groeneveld discuss all things allyship and collaboration. What does it mean to be an ally, and what aspects of your business stifle better collaboration? These topics and more are covered, including advice on inspiring leadership and following your values.
[00:40 - 03:57] Meet Lauren B. Jones[03:58 - 06:23] The road to opening her own business in the early days of the pandemic[06:25 - 07:21] Thoughts on growth[07:26 - 08:59] Rewarding work, and empowering women[09:00 - 11:25] The Lady Leaders[11:29 - 13:03] Supporting one another throughout the pandemic[13:07 - 16:14] Allyship and equality[16:16 - 20:37] Conversations and content about inclusion and equality that Dane & Lauren recommend[20:44 - 25:33] Technology and bringing together human capital[25:36 - 28:15] How ego prevents us from collaborating and solving larger problems[28:17 - 29:47] Collaboration, allies, and your values[29:56 - 33:15] Values and optimization exercises[33:20 - 34:41] Consumerization and the job market[34:43 - 37:29] Lost dollars and lost opportunities[37:31 - 38:25] People as assets, and scaling good technology with a culture of change[38:30 - 42:24] A leader's job, and creating trust[41:36 - 45:00] Early gamification and a conversation about Simon Sinek[45:13 - 49:20] Building meaningful connection
*The Ted talk Dane references in the podcast is "Teach girls bravery, not perfection" by Reshma Saujani.
Aligning Core Values & Employee Engagement with Garry Ridge
Garry Ridge, Founder of The Learning Moment joins The Future of Teamwork host Dane Groeneveld for a spirited conversation about both being from Australia, how to reflect the values of an organization by listening to employee voices and improving engagement, and how to build a culture around contributing to a larger goal than oneself. The two also discuss Garry's philosophy that "Life is a gift" and integrating that idea into building personal and organizational values you can be proud of. Lastly, Garry talks about what it was like to run WD-40 for decades as its CEO, and some of his observations on work since COVID.
[00:11 - 01:02] Introduction to Garry, "Life's a gift"[01:06 - 03:37] An Australian in the US, running WD-40 Company as CEO[03:41 - 06:58] A 25-year apprenticeship, happiness and contributing to something larger[07:00 - 08:46] COVID and the numb state[08:46 - 13:02] Employee engagement, empathy, and ego[13:21 - 17:25] Deeper moments and memories, reflecting on the values of an organization[17:28 - 19:46] Core behaviors and sharing, doing the right thing[19:59 - 22:45] Innovation in all aspects of business, not just product[23:20 - 24:19] Ethnology and listening to end users[24:21 - 25:19] Outsourcing, R&D, and collaboration[25:22 - 27:05] Values alignment in collaboration[27:17 - 28:21] Integrating values into quarterly conversations[29:34 - 31:22] Excitement about seeing other companies adopt WD-40's model for success[31:29 - 34:08] The ESG movement and recognizing employee contributions[34:12 - 36:45] What a future with AI looks like, better data processing[37:51 - 40:18] Creating better outcomes in rehabilitation[40:41 - 41:56] Bravery and extinction
The Citizen Confidence Index and People-Inclusive Design with Jon Alexander
Jon Alexander, Co-Founder of the New Citizenship Project stops by The Future of Teamwork to speak with host Dane Groeneveld about all the ways stories drive our pursuits, and how we can all benefit from reminding ourselves about stories that inspire us to participate in a collective mindset. The New Citizenship Project aims to make the switch to seeing people not as consumers, but as citizens, and how reframing that perspective allows individuals to more fully participate and have their ideas valued. Throughout the conversation Dane and Jon deep dive into what it means to be part of a collective, people-inclusive design, and examples of people's voices and ideas harmonizing to benefit the greater community.
[00:11 - 05:58] Meet Jon Alexander and an introduction to the Citizen Project[03:30 - 05:34] Co-founding the New Citizenship Project[05:42 - 08:32] Lightbulb moments, and the positions of power that result[08:37 - 13:02] The stories driving us, and the hero complex[13:19 - 15:32] Dr. Sirolli and the story of asking us to be who we were when we were 9[15:39 - 16:39] Phone line to the Taiwanese government[16:48 - 18:11] "We want the government to trust people"[18:15 - 21:56] Trust in business and in charity,22:02 - 26:40 Seeing yourself as part of a collective[26:41 - 30:13] More agency for employees and teams, bringing uniqueness to problem solving[30:19 - 33:25] Psychological safety and investing in the contributions team members can make, how it connects to UBI[33:28 - 35:02] The 9.9 percent article, access to good resources and people[35:06 - 40:02] People-inclusive design and messaging, opportunities to let in light[40:06 - 44:43] Evolution not revolution, how we can use technology and teamwork to create a better future[44:53 - 49:10] Abundance theory, Web3, and the consumer trap
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