36 episodes

A podcast about all of the topics we discuss during our mid-day coffee breaks. We bring you stories, thoughts, and ideas around life as a professional, leadership concepts, and work/life balance. We view career and leadership development as a practice that spans decades and we are excited to go on this journey with you.

Wanna Grab Coffee‪?‬ Robert Greiner, Charles Knight, Igor Geyfman

    • Management
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

A podcast about all of the topics we discuss during our mid-day coffee breaks. We bring you stories, thoughts, and ideas around life as a professional, leadership concepts, and work/life balance. We view career and leadership development as a practice that spans decades and we are excited to go on this journey with you.

    Nine Lies About Work Series: Lie #4

    Nine Lies About Work Series: Lie #4

    Today we continue our discussion on the Nine Lies About Work book series with Lie #4 The Best People are Well Rounded.
    We talk about the tradeoffs of investing in your strengths instead of weaknesses and how leaders can work to build an exceptional team through mobilizing the diverse strengths of those around them.
    Thanks for joining us today and don't forget to hit the subscribe button or reach out at hello@wannagrabcoffee.com.

    • 56 min
    Nine Lies About Work Series: Lie #3

    Nine Lies About Work Series: Lie #3

    Today we continue our discussion on the Nine Lies About Work book series with Lie #3 The Best Companies Cascade Goals.
    We talk about the dual polarity of Management and Leadership and how we must keep a constant balance through articulating the meaning/values of the organization while still focusing on being effective and making progress.
    Thanks for joining us today and don't forget to hit the subscribe button or reach out at hello@wannagrabcoffee.com.

    • 48 min
    Adjusting to Your New Leadership Role

    Adjusting to Your New Leadership Role

    How do you handle being a new leader and inheriting a team that is cold and disrespectful from the start?
    Today we answer another question from the internet around adjusting to a new leadership role. These situations are always unique, complex, and nuanced so we do our best to provide some support for a tricky situation.
    Thanks for joining us today and don't forget to hit the subscribe button or reach out at hello@wannagrabcoffee.com.

    • 21 min
    Growth and Exploration

    Growth and Exploration

    Today, Charles and Robert discuss a new wave of positive psychology and a re-imagining of Maslow's Hierarchy by Scott Barry Kaufman called https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/49625550 (Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualization).
    Kaufman updates Maslow's hierarchy with a more practical sailboat metaphor which you can learn more about https://scottbarrykaufman.com/sailboat-metaphor/ (on his website). Instead of a pyramid, which implies climbing towards the pinnacle, and anchoring to a specific level - we talk about a much more flexible model of a sailboat navigating the ocean with other people/boats around us.
    We think this is a great metaphor for personal and professional lives and hope you get something out of it as well.
    Thanks for joining us today and don't forget to hit the subscribe button or reach out at hello@wannagrabcoffee.com.

    • 36 min
    Nine Lies About Work Series: Lie #2

    Nine Lies About Work Series: Lie #2

    Today we continue our https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40086702-nine-lies-about-work (Nine Lies About Work) series with Lie #2 - The best plan wins.
    We discuss the value of plans, planning, and the need for teams and individuals to make and meet commitments in order for meaningful progress to be made.
    We also talk about the difference between planning and decision-making and how leaders can benefit from the guidance from the chapter from that perspective.
    Thanks for joining us today and don't forget to hit the subscribe button or reach out at hello@wannagrabcoffee.com.

    • 49 min
    What is Your Greatest Professional Weakness?

    What is Your Greatest Professional Weakness?

    Today we're back with another question from the internet - What is your greatest professional weakness?
    We discuss each weakness and ways we mitigate them (spoiler alert: they all involve surrounding ourselves with other people who excel where we are weakest).
    Thanks for joining us today and don't forget to hit the subscribe button or reach out at hello@wannagrabcoffee.com.

    • 26 min

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Great Insights

Experienced professionals giving back on lessons learned on how to build a successful career and achieve personal goals.

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Great content from thoughtful leaders.

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