61 episodes

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

    • Management
    • 5.0 • 25 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

    Interview with Lachandra Baker, SR Manager of Employee Engagement at Cover My Meds

    Interview with Lachandra Baker, SR Manager of Employee Engagement at Cover My Meds

    The last year has taught us a lot about listening, connecting, leading and engaging with people during times of high-stress, isolation and remote working. The best leaders, teams and organizations seek out ways to meet people where they are and support forward progress.
    For full show notes visit https://jasonvbarger.com/podcast

    Connect with us on social:
    https://www.facebook.com/jasonvbarger/
    https://twitter.com/JasonvBarger
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonbarger/

    • 36 min
    Gonzaga Basketball: Proof of Leadership & Culture

    Gonzaga Basketball: Proof of Leadership & Culture

    If you’re looking for proof or a glaring example of how Vision, Leadership, Attracting & Developing Talent and Team Culture leads to undeniable success, look no further than the story of Gonzaga basketball. 20 years ago they barely existed. Only 20 years later they were the preseason #1 team in the country. A powerful story for all.

    For full show notes visit https://jasonvbarger.com/podcast

    Connect with us on social:
    https://twitter.com/JasonvBarger
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonbarger/

    • 31 min
    New Year Vision: Remember Your GPA

    New Year Vision: Remember Your GPA

    Navigating the New Year ahead requires Vision. The best leaders, teams and organizations will need to remember their GPA. No, not that GPA. They’ll need to be be Grounded, Prepared and Agile. What needs your Vision in the New Year?

    For full show notes visit https://jasonvbarger.com/podcast

    Connect with us on social:
    https://www.facebook.com/jasonvbarger/
    https://twitter.com/JasonvBarger
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonbarger/

    • 27 min
    Season 3 Reflections + Q&A

    Season 3 Reflections + Q&A

    Jason Barger does a quick review and reflection on the powerful messages and interviews from Season 3 of “The Thermostat Podcast.” He reminds us that our best learning and development comes from “rinsing and repeating” the messages we need to remember, re-hear and reflect on for our journey. Plus, he answers listener questions and preps us for Season 4!

    For full show notes visit https://jasonvbarger.com/podcast

    Connect with us on social:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonbarger/

    • 38 min
    Interview with Cameron Mitchell

    Interview with Cameron Mitchell

    When you put “People First” and shared values into practice, success follows. Jason Barger interviews restaurant guru, Cameron Mitchell, about the culture of genuine hospitality that has led his team to 36 restaurants and 15 different concepts with locations in 12 states. 
    For full show notes visit https://jasonvbarger.com/podcast

    Connect with us on social:
    https://www.facebook.com/jasonvbarger/
    https://twitter.com/JasonvBarger
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonbarger/

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Managing Time vs. Investing Time

    Managing Time vs. Investing Time

    Do you manage your time or invest your time? In the most highly-distracted times in the history of the world, too many leaders and teams fill their schedules and focus on “managing time" rather than investing their time. The best invest their time, focus, attention and heart.

    For full show notes visit https://jasonvbarger.com/podcast

    Connect with us on social:
    https://www.facebook.com/jasonvbarger/
    https://twitter.com/JasonvBarger
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonbarger/

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Bub-Rubb ,

The Mr. Miyagi of Strategic Thinking

It is difficult to frame ever-changing, complex systems and cultures, let alone process how we, as individuals and organizations, fit into them. Jason is next level (the Mr. Miyagi to the listener as Daniel LaRusso) at explaining how to think about the world and the cultures that exist while providing easy to digest tools and playbooks to make change a reality and dare to explore what positive change you can impart on humanity. Keep doin what you do best Jason, I’ll be listening!!

uateacher27 ,

Fresh, Positive Outlook

Jason provides valuable insight and thought-provoking questions to guide you to a fuller, more meaningful existence in every role of your life. Perfect podcast if you are interested in focusing in on what matters most in your work, home, and personal life.

GretchenDusseau ,

You can’t help but be inspired

Jason has a way of motivating and inspiring by using his experiences and others and connect it to your own life and challenges you face.

Top Podcasts In Management

Listeners Also Subscribed To