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A thermostat is proactive. It sets the temperature in a room. Controls the temperature. Regulates the temperature. But in today’s distracted, fast-paced and digital world, it’s easy for individuals and organizations to act more like thermometers, slipping into reactionary thinking, becoming scattered and inconsistent. The most compelling leaders, teams, organizations, families or collection of humans of any kind operate in thermostat mode. They calibrate their mind and heart to set the temperature for the vision and culture they want to create. Jason Barger, globally celebrated author, keynote speaker and founder of Step Back Leadership Consulting, guides this journey to discover authentic leadership, create compelling cultures and find clarity of mission, vision and values. Learn more at JasonVBarger.com or on social media @jasonvbarger

The Thermostat with Jason Barger Jason V Barger

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 48 Ratings

A thermostat is proactive. It sets the temperature in a room. Controls the temperature. Regulates the temperature. But in today’s distracted, fast-paced and digital world, it’s easy for individuals and organizations to act more like thermometers, slipping into reactionary thinking, becoming scattered and inconsistent. The most compelling leaders, teams, organizations, families or collection of humans of any kind operate in thermostat mode. They calibrate their mind and heart to set the temperature for the vision and culture they want to create. Jason Barger, globally celebrated author, keynote speaker and founder of Step Back Leadership Consulting, guides this journey to discover authentic leadership, create compelling cultures and find clarity of mission, vision and values. Learn more at JasonVBarger.com or on social media @jasonvbarger

    Leadership: Breathing Oxygen into your Summer

    Leadership: Breathing Oxygen into your Summer

    What mindsets and actions will help refuel you during the Summer season? Jason shares 3 important ways leaders can carve out time to care for themselves.
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    Episode Summary: In this episode of the Thermostat with Jason V Barger, Jason explores how to infuse positive energy into your summer by adopting intentional mindsets. He emphasizes the importance of breathing good oxygen into your life through intentional actions and thoughts, connecting with others, and envisioning a compelling future.
    Timestamps:
    00:00:00 - Introduction and welcome 00:00:21 - The importance of stepping back to reflect 00:00:55 - Overview of the podcast and gratitude to listeners 00:01:49 - The significance of rating and sharing the podcast 00:02:35 - Entering the summer season and recommended reading 00:03:45 - Introducing the concept of breathing oxygen 00:05:01 - Statistics on human thoughts and negativity 00:06:21 - Challenges faced in recent years and the need for good oxygen 00:06:43 - Mindsets to help breathe oxygen into your summer 00:07:01 - Break and advertisement for Jason's speaking services 00:08:36 - Returning to the topic: Entering summer with intentionality 00:11:29 - Positive thinking and solutions-focused mindset 00:14:03 - Carving out time to breathe 00:15:08 - Connecting with people who give you life 00:16:34 - Visioning a compelling future 00:17:39 - Questions to ponder for the summer 00:18:33 - Recommendation to read "Breathing Oxygen" 00:19:56 - Final thoughts and encouragement to be a thermostat Key Themes:
    Breathing Good Oxygen: The importance of both literal and metaphorical oxygen for our well-being and performance. Intentional Breathing: Taking intentional breaks to reset and recharge. Connecting with Others: Engaging with people who bring out the best in us. Visioning the Future: Envisioning a future that excites and motivates us. Dealing with Toxic Situations: Recognizing and minimizing negative influences. Notable Quotes:
    "We need good air to breathe so that we can navigate our way through the fog." "Carving out time to breathe...brings our intention and our mind back to where we want it to be." "Connect with the people who give you life, who breathe good oxygen into you." "What excites you about the future? What would bring you joy?" "What is the toxic or unhealthy situations...that you want to get away from this summer?" Questions to Ponder:
    What activities or practices would help breathe good oxygen into you this summer? Who are the people that bring out the best in you, and how can you connect with them more? What is the vision for your future that excites you, and what steps can you take to pursue it? What are the toxic or unhealthy situations or influences you want to distance yourself from? Jason Barger is a husband, father, speaker, and author who is passionate about business leadership and corporate culture. He believes that corporate culture is the "thermostat" of an organization, and that it can be used to drive performance, innovation, and engagement. The show features interviews with business leaders from a variety of industries, as well as solo episodes where Barger shares his own insights and advice.
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    • 21 min
    Lessons from Starbucks: chat with Howard Behar

    Lessons from Starbucks: chat with Howard Behar

    What does it mean to practice servant leadership, share love in business, and empower your people in the world today? Jason chats with his great friend and mentor, former President of Starbucks Coffee, Howard Behar.
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    Jason Barger is a husband, father, speaker, and author who is passionate about business leadership and corporate culture. He believes that corporate culture is the "thermostat" of an organization, and that it can be used to drive performance, innovation, and engagement. The show features interviews with business leaders from a variety of industries, as well as solo episodes where Barger shares his own insights and advice.
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    • 39 min
    ReMembering the Purpose

    ReMembering the Purpose

    What does it mean to ReMember in our life and work? The process of ReMembering starts with purpose and then renewing our focus for the future.
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    Jason Barger is a husband, father, speaker, and author who is passionate about business leadership and corporate culture. He believes that corporate culture is the "thermostat" of an organization, and that it can be used to drive performance, innovation, and engagement. The show features interviews with business leaders from a variety of industries, as well as solo episodes where Barger shares his own insights and advice.
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    • 20 min
    5 Elements the Best Keynote Speakers Share

    5 Elements the Best Keynote Speakers Share

    How do the best keynote speakers in the world approach the messages they share? The best in the world share these traits and spirit with their audiences.
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    Jason Barger is a husband, father, speaker, and author who is passionate about business leadership and corporate culture. He believes that corporate culture is the "thermostat" of an organization, and that it can be used to drive performance, innovation, and engagement. The show features interviews with business leaders from a variety of industries, as well as solo episodes where Barger shares his own insights and advice.
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    • 19 min
    Intent + Impact + Execution

    Intent + Impact + Execution

    Much of human communication and interaction gets lost in translation. The best leaders, teams and organizations remember these critical elements of Intent + Impact + Execution in the messages they deliver.
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    Jason Barger is a husband, father, speaker, and author who is passionate about business leadership and corporate culture. He believes that corporate culture is the "thermostat" of an organization, and that it can be used to drive performance, innovation, and engagement. The show features interviews with business leaders from a variety of industries, as well as solo episodes where Barger shares his own insights and advice.
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    • 16 min
    The Most Important AI

    The Most Important AI

    Artificial Intelligence is being developed and implemented at a rate that is exciting, unknown, but also scary to many. The future of workplace cultures will also rely on one of the most important elements of AI, “Authentic Interaction.”
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    Jason Barger is a husband, father, speaker, and author who is passionate about business leadership and corporate culture. He believes that corporate culture is the "thermostat" of an organization, and that it can be used to drive performance, innovation, and engagement. The show features interviews with business leaders from a variety of industries, as well as solo episodes where Barger shares his own insights and advice.
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    • 19 min

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Must listen

With insightful content and thought provoking questions, Jason leads engaging discussions that offer valuable insights for listeners. This podcast is a must listen for anyone interested in cultivating a positive and thriving workplace culture.

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Chris Singleton Interview - Extremely Powerful

Fantastic interview with Chris … love, forgiveness, unity and faith. Amazing conversation!!

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Weekly reminders of what I can do better

Jason is an engaging speaker that takes todays current news and makes it relevant to leadership. A weekly reminder of setting the Thermostat for culture. Love it!

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