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Conversations for the modern business professional: Interviews featuring people from all walks of life, from celebrities to the man on the street, teaching us how to succeed in both business, culture, and life.

The Intrepid Way Podcast Todd Schnick

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Conversations for the modern business professional: Interviews featuring people from all walks of life, from celebrities to the man on the street, teaching us how to succeed in both business, culture, and life.

    Robert Greene: The Intrepid Interview

    Robert Greene: The Intrepid Interview

    Show notes and discussion guide:







    * A discussion around social intelligence became the initial inspiration for this latest book…you have to learn how to understand people.* Although it has always been important, it is more important than ever to understand human nature. “We’ve all become much more self-absorbed (largely as a result of technology)…”* The levels of self-absorption and narcissism are increasing as a result of technology. We don’t spend enough time interacting with actual humans…and thus we lose the necessary skills to deal.* Tribalism and envy are envy are increasingly prevalent, fed by social media.* And while better understanding human nature is important, you MUST do the work to better understand yourself.* To understand people, you need a degree of humility, so that you are not constantly judging people.* You have to acknowledge your own dark side, your shadow. Yes, you have one, and understanding that about oneself, enables you to see it in others. Your shadow gains power as a result of your lack of awareness and acknowledgement of it.* A discussion on how to use this book; there is so much knowledge here, it is almost impossible to implement every strategy at once. * For starters, read the book cover to cover first, getting a basic sense of this new way of thinking around human nature, making key notes about elements worth exploring further down the road.* “This book is meant to help you reflect upon yourself, make you look hard at yourself in the mirror.”* We discuss Robert’s process in telling stories about historical figures (truly my favorite parts of his books) and the lessons we draw from their story, and how he brings these historical characters to life.* “You (the reader) are history.”* Can we, as a human being, actually change? (The key part of the answer is self-awareness). “You have to look deeply at your own demons.”* How the “Theory of Mind” can be harnessed as a major strength, one you are likely NOT using because of your self-absorption.* What are some tools and strategies that we can do TODAY to start better understanding, and leveraging, human nature? (Empathy, listening, etc…)* In the book, virtually every chapter highlights a common, negative human trait, and demonstrates how we can turn them into a positive.* “I do not like that man. I must get to know him better,” a quote from Abraham Lincoln. This is a key lesson in teaching us to identify opportunity in what we perceive as bad relationships with people. We are too quick to judge people…and thus, we are not doing the work to actually understand people.* The importance of emotion, there is no such possible thing as “taking emotion out of it.” * How narcissism can be a good thing…* A final discussion that will finally help you completely understand who Donald Trump is (fascinating!).















    ROBERT GREENE is an American author known for his books on strategy, power, and seduction. He has written six international bestsellers: The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, The 33 Strategies of War, The 50th Law, Mastery, and The Laws of Human Nature. Wikipedia











































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    • 55 min
    The Consequences of Good and Bad Timing; Season 7, Episode 9: Leadership on the Ground with Erica Peitler

    The Consequences of Good and Bad Timing; Season 7, Episode 9: Leadership on the Ground with Erica Peitler

    ABOUT SEASON SEVEN:

    In this season, we’re going to be talking about the timing of leadership, which is all about answering the question of when. Time is a precious resource, a nonrenewable resource. So, learning how to use time, leverage it, and turbo charge it, both in our life and in our career, can be a game changer.



    DISCUSSION GUIDE FROM TODAY’S EPISODE:



    * There are both negative and positive consequences of timing.

    * Most important: When you have good timing, you will make a lot of entry points (generate opportunities).

    * Celebration OR regrets (missed opportunities).

    * Well planned with good sequencing OR chaos.

    * With good timing, you generate energy!

    * With good timing, you develop a deep bench of engaged talent, ready to take advantage of entry points.

    * Making good investments and spends of your time.

    * “It’s good to invest time thinking on your management of time.”

    * Poor time management is a MAJOR disruption, more than most realize.

    * If a LEADER has poor time management, it is VERY hard to work under that leadership team.

    * “No one is going to put you in charge of other people if you are a train wreck yourself.”

    * All ideas are not great business opportunities. It might just be the right time…

    * There is something about the timing of unique business challenges with the temperament of a leader. A veteran leader in an organization might not handle a sudden transformation effort well.



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    ABOUT ERICA PEITLER

    Erica is an accomplished leadership performance coach and high-impact facilitator who creates the conditions for change and growth with her clients so that they can take the evolutionary or transformational steps toward achieving their full potential as individual leaders, high-performing teams, and organizations operating at a level of excellence.

    Erica was recognized by New Jersey Biz magazine as one of the 50 Best Women in Business in 2013 and in 2014 was elected to sit on the boards of two large, privately held companies. In 2011-2013, she served as the chair of the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy board and is a member of the Executive Women of New Jersey (EWNJ) and the Healthcare Women’s Business Association (HBA). In addition, she has chaired a Vistage private advisory board and facilitated monthly provocative debate and dialogue with 15 to 18 CEOs. EMAIL or call 973.998.8082.



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    • 15 min
    The Business and Language of Time; Season 7, Episode 8: Leadership on the Ground with Erica Peitler

    The Business and Language of Time; Season 7, Episode 8: Leadership on the Ground with Erica Peitler

    ABOUT SEASON SEVEN:

    In this season, we’re going to be talking about the timing of leadership, which is all about answering the question of when. Time is a precious resource, a nonrenewable resource. So, learning how to use time, leverage it, and turbo charge it, both in our life and in our career, can be a game changer.



    DISCUSSION GUIDE FROM TODAY’S EPISODE:



    * Timing is everywhere. “The speed of business is something we have to be very mindful of.”

    * “If you cannot manage time, you cannot manage yourself.”

    * Be wary and look out for momentum killers. They are everywhere.

    * Leaders have to get their talent ready faster.

    * The role timing plays in a business’ culture.

    * Whether people realize it or not, we really are obsessed with time.

    * All the things we say about time, most where we almost do not even consciously think about it.

    * Are we desensitizing ourselves to the meaning of time? We need to understand when it is really important.

    * Do you have a “mindful” respect for time?

    * There can be a negative reaction to the wrong usage of the language of time.

    * Do NOT give people a vague deadline on when you want a task completed. Give specific time requests (remember the accountability conversation) and be respectful of time.

    * The clearer YOU are with time, the clearer things will be for your people, and you all will be more effective and productive.



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    ABOUT ERICA PEITLER

    Erica is an accomplished leadership performance coach and high-impact facilitator who creates the conditions for change and growth with her clients so that they can take the evolutionary or transformational steps toward achieving their full potential as individual leaders, high-performing teams, and organizations operating at a level of excellence.

    Erica was recognized by New Jersey Biz magazine as one of the 50 Best Women in Business in 2013 and in 2014 was elected to sit on the boards of two large, privately held companies. In 2011-2013, she served as the chair of the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy board and is a member of the Executive Women of New Jersey (EWNJ) and the Healthcare Women’s Business Association (HBA). In addition, she has chaired a Vistage private advisory board and facilitated monthly provocative debate and dialogue with 15 to 18 CEOs. EMAIL or call 973.998.8082.



    GET THE BOOK THAT INSPIRED IT ALL!





    CLICK HERE TO RECEIVE ALL FUTURE EPISODES IN YOUR INBOX!



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    • 14 min
    The Timing Tool Set; Season 7, Episode 7: Leadership on the Ground with Erica Peitler

    The Timing Tool Set; Season 7, Episode 7: Leadership on the Ground with Erica Peitler

    ABOUT SEASON SEVEN:

    In this season, we’re going to be talking about the timing of leadership, which is all about answering the question of when. Time is a precious resource, a nonrenewable resource. So, learning how to use time, leverage it, and turbo charge it, both in our life and in our career, can be a game changer.



    DISCUSSION GUIDE FROM TODAY’S EPISODE:



    * We discuss the calendar, which is a living and breathing tool.

    * How are you allocating your time when someone requests some? Fight the urge to just give someone one hour.

    * “The energy relationship with time.” Don’t let anyone steal your high productivity time.

    * Intentionally block off “thinking” time on the calendar.

    * Do not allow anyone else to manage your calendar!

    * The power of uninterrupted time. Stop-start-stop-start is VERY disruptive.

    * How to invest time with meetings. Need to know the goal of the meeting beforehand. Smart meeting agendas are critical.

    * Do people really need to be in this meeting? Or are you just filling their 40-hour week?

    * Different types of meeting have different time expectations. There are four types of meetings: Information-sharing,  coordination, operational, or a strategic meeting (Hint: we need to spend more time with operational and strategic meetings).

    * The Progressive-Mindset Model; how it is relevant to your timing tool set!

    * The Accountability Conversation, and its role with timing.

    * Another tool: The Six Thinking Hats, or parallel thinking (helps eliminate confusion in meetings).

    * How to deal with introverts and extroverts in meetings, and how to bring the best out of both.



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    ABOUT ERICA PEITLER

    Erica is an accomplished leadership performance coach and high-impact facilitator who creates the conditions for change and growth with her clients so that they can take the evolutionary or transformational steps toward achieving their full potential as individual leaders, high-performing teams, and organizations operating at a level of excellence.

    Erica was recognized by New Jersey Biz magazine as one of the 50 Best Women in Business in 2013 and in 2014 was elected to sit on the boards of two large, privately held companies. In 2011-2013, she served as the chair of the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy board and is a member of the Executive Women of New Jersey (EWNJ) and the Healthcare Women’s Business Association (HBA). In addition, she has chaired a Vistage private advisory board and facilitated monthly provocative debate and dialogue with 15 to 18 CEOs. EMAIL or call 973.998.8082.



    GET THE BOOK THAT INSPIRED IT ALL!





    CLICK HERE TO RECEIVE ALL FUTURE EPISODES IN YOUR INBOX!



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    • 22 min
    The Time of Your Life and Career; Season 7, Episode 6: Leadership on the Ground with Erica Peitler

    The Time of Your Life and Career; Season 7, Episode 6: Leadership on the Ground with Erica Peitler

    ABOUT SEASON SEVEN:

    In this season, we’re going to be talking about the timing of leadership, which is all about answering the question of when. Time is a precious resource, a nonrenewable resource. So, learning how to use time, leverage it, and turbo charge it, both in our life and in our career, can be a game changer.



    DISCUSSION GUIDE FROM TODAY’S EPISODE:



    * This episode is both sensitive AND important. What are the key angles to understand?

    * Time is a non-renewable resource, and you have do things right with regards to time. You have always be thinking about time, “about managing your clock…”

    * More often than not, the time is NOW. There is no longer too much waiting for tomorrow…

    * Time in the context of AGE and time. We still think we have to do things based on our age, in traditional terms.

    * Time and age are being decoupled. In fact, we are seeing more “reverse mentoring” these days.

    * You can trapped into operating under rules for the different generations…but at the end of day, you just need to know your team. There is more IN COMMON amongst the generations than NOT in common.

    * We need to discuss LIFE STAGES. Life and careers can now be cyclical. These days, you will likely have “multiple” careers.

    * You have to invest time to be sure you are spending your time on a meaningful path you want to be on.

    * It can be a good idea to take a sabbatical, or at least some time off, to really think about these things, and be sure you are living your best life and doing important work with your time.

    * Really important to think about sequencing your experiences in your career, and to get those experiences as early as you can. Get a lot of different looks at the (business) world!

    * Good leaders, people who can become trusted advisors, MUST have a diverse collection of experiences to draw from when providing counsel and advice.

    * Modern leaders needs to PUSH their people into this, since their critical role is to develop future leaders.

    * Is there a tension to resolve around the time of your life and career? Are you just a practitioner? Or are you going to be a philosopher AND practitioner? Knowing this will determine what kinds of experiences you should seek out.



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    ABOUT ERICA PEITLER

    Erica is an accomplished leadership performance coach and high-impact facilitator who creates the conditions for change and growth with her clients so that they can take the evolutionary or transformational steps toward achieving their full potential as individual leaders, high-performing teams, and organizations operating at a level of excellence.

    Erica was recognized by New Jersey Biz magazine as one of the 50 Best Women in Business in 2013 and in 2014 was elected to sit on the boards of two large, privately held companies. In 2011-2013, she served as the chair of the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy board and is a member of the Executive Women of New Jersey (EWNJ) and the Healthcare Women’s Business Association (HBA). In addition, she has chaired a Vistage private advisory board and facilitated monthly provocative debate and dialogue with 15 to 18 CEOs. EMAIL or call 973.998.8082.



    GET THE BOOK THAT INSPIRED IT ALL!





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    • 15 min
    The Strategy of Time; Season 7, Episode 5: Leadership on the Ground with Erica Peitler

    The Strategy of Time; Season 7, Episode 5: Leadership on the Ground with Erica Peitler

    ABOUT SEASON SEVEN:

    In this season, we’re going to be talking about the timing of leadership, which is all about answering the question of when. Time is a precious resource, a nonrenewable resource. So, learning how to use time, leverage it, and turbo charge it, both in our life and in our career, can be a game changer.



    DISCUSSION GUIDE FROM TODAY’S EPISODE:



    * Strategy should lead to wins (new customers, more market share, most followers). It needs to be measured.

    * A model in four quadrants; Foresight (upper right), Insight (upper left), Hindsight (bottom), Blindsightedness (bottom) = helps visualize the strategy of time.

    * Leaders, by the way, must live in this upper half of the four quadrants…

    * Operating with insights and foresight helps you learn WHEN to act, and WHEN NOT to act.

    * Or, when you be proactive, and when to be reactive.

    * This model allows you to at lease be in a position to be in the game.

    * Choosing NOT to act is itself a strategic move. But there is a difference between it not being the right time to act, not knowing you should act, or being too afraid to act.

    * Planning (both short-term and long-term) are a critical element with strategy (and timing).

    * The speed of business is much quicker than it used to be, meaning that our strategy around time must be very agile.

    * Where do you draw the line, and how do you manage, investing time on short-term verses the long-term thinking/planning?

    * Strategy of Time is similar to sports, and managing the clock. We discuss the parallels…



    READ A TRANSCRIPT OF THIS EPISODE!



    ABOUT ERICA PEITLER

    Erica is an accomplished leadership performance coach and high-impact facilitator who creates the conditions for change and growth with her clients so that they can take the evolutionary or transformational steps toward achieving their full potential as individual leaders, high-performing teams, and organizations operating at a level of excellence.

    Erica was recognized by New Jersey Biz magazine as one of the 50 Best Women in Business in 2013 and in 2014 was elected to sit on the boards of two large, privately held companies. In 2011-2013, she served as the chair of the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy board and is a member of the Executive Women of New Jersey (EWNJ) and the Healthcare Women’s Business Association (HBA). In addition, she has chaired a Vistage private advisory board and facilitated monthly provocative debate and dialogue with 15 to 18 CEOs. EMAIL or call 973.998.8082.



    GET THE BOOK THAT INSPIRED IT ALL!





    CLICK HERE TO RECEIVE ALL FUTURE EPISODES IN YOUR INBOX!



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    • 15 min

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