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Workplace Warrior®: where you hear unique perspectives on leaders with an uncommon desire for results, who take charge, lead their teams and accomplish the mission. They are critical for success in our volatile, complex, and uncertain times. Sometimes, they are perceived as abrasive and occasionally called names like bully.

Your host, Jordan Goldrich, grew up in a loud New York family and once lost an executive position because of his style. He is co-author of the Amazon Best Seller, Workplace Warrior®: People Skills For The No-Bulls**t Executive, Chief Operations Officer, Master Corporate Executive Coach, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. His guests are part of his international network of Workplace Warrior® executives, master corporate executive coaches, and thought leaders. Each guest will engage you in conversation about their successes, mistakes, and solutions. You will get strategies for being completely authentic, while you fulfill your commitment to your organization, build positive relationships, and take performance to an even higher level.

Workplace Warrior‪®‬ Jordan Goldrich

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Workplace Warrior®: where you hear unique perspectives on leaders with an uncommon desire for results, who take charge, lead their teams and accomplish the mission. They are critical for success in our volatile, complex, and uncertain times. Sometimes, they are perceived as abrasive and occasionally called names like bully.

Your host, Jordan Goldrich, grew up in a loud New York family and once lost an executive position because of his style. He is co-author of the Amazon Best Seller, Workplace Warrior®: People Skills For The No-Bulls**t Executive, Chief Operations Officer, Master Corporate Executive Coach, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. His guests are part of his international network of Workplace Warrior® executives, master corporate executive coaches, and thought leaders. Each guest will engage you in conversation about their successes, mistakes, and solutions. You will get strategies for being completely authentic, while you fulfill your commitment to your organization, build positive relationships, and take performance to an even higher level.

    Maureen Rabotin: Leveraging Intercultural Intelligence for Innovation and Inclusion

    Maureen Rabotin: Leveraging Intercultural Intelligence for Innovation and Inclusion

    About Maureen Rabotin: She has over 15 years experience accompanying executives in transition from manager to leadership roles, from country to country. Her understanding of the corporate environment comes from years as a European product leader for a medical diagnostics, multinational and Asian Pacific export director. When she left the corporate world, she transitioned to a career first as an intercultural training consultant and then as a global executive coach and coach supervisor. She's an Advanced Certified Clifton Strengths coach. Her overall passion as a global executive coach focuses on emotional intelligence and global leadership. With a foot on each continent (she lives in both France and the USA), she invites clients to stop, reflect and focus on questions such as “what needs to shift in me to bring out the best in others?” and “how can we build bridges across cultural, linguistic, generational and gender divides?”
     
    In this episode, Jordan and Maureen discuss:
    Complexities and levels of culture  Key elements of high performing teams across cultures  The Cultural Orientation Framework Assessment The World Cafe and Elephant in the Room Team Exercises
    Key Takeaways
    Culture is complex and that means that there isn’t a black-and-white answer to every issue. Most people have good intentions but they can still get perceived incorrectly. The keyword is perception.  Figure out what’s important for others, what are their values and how can you communicate with people to the best of your ability. It’s not about being inauthentic, it’s about learning to speak in the language of the culture you’re speaking to.  Every human being needs SCARF: Status, Certainty, Autonomy, Relationship, and Fairness. Cultures define what each of these means to people.  If you want sustainable behavior change, know how the brain works. You need microlearning, you need nudges, and you need to be reminded of the commitment. That's how you change teams.
    “That cultural switch is about knowing how much can I bend with the wind, without losing myself?” —  Maureen Rabotin
     
    Maureen is offering a 34 Clifton Strengths Assessment, a Cultural Orientations Framework Assessment, and the Global DISC Assessment to the first three listeners who would contact her at mrabotin@egleadership.com 
     
    Connect with Maureen Rabotin:  
    Website: https://effectivegloballeadership.com/ 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maureenrabotin/ 

    Connect with Jordan: 
    For executives wanting a complimentary executive coaching conversation: jordan@jordangoldrich.com 
    Website: www.workplacewarriorinc.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordangoldrich1
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jordan.goldrich
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jordangoldrich/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jgoldrich/
     

    • 44 min
    Philippe Rosinski: Global Coaching Across Cultures - DEI and Abrasive Leadership

    Philippe Rosinski: Global Coaching Across Cultures - DEI and Abrasive Leadership

    About Philippe Rosinski: He is a world authority in executive coaching, team coaching, and global leadership development. He is the first European to have been designated Master Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation. 
    He is the author of two seminal books, Coaching Across Cultures and Global Coaching. For 30 years and across continents, he has helped people and organizations thrive and make a positive difference in the world.
     
    He is the co-author of 15 books including Evidence Based Coaching Handbook and Mastering Executive Coaching, and the author of the Cultural Orientations Framework (COF) assessment. A Master of Science from Stanford University, Philippe has received numerous awards including the Thinkers50 Marshall Goldsmith Leading Global Coaches Award (2019) and he is listed among the Global Gurus Coaching Top 30 (#9 in 2022).
     
    In this episode, Jordan and Philippe discuss:
    The six perspectives of global coaching  The Cultural Orientation Framework assessment The three levels of DEI Abrasive leadership perceptions across cultures
    Key Takeaways
    Global coaching refers to addressing today’s complex challenges using six perspectives: psychological, commercial, political, managerial, spiritual, and physical.  Levels of DEI: 1) Making sure that people who look different are treated fairly. 2) Helping people see the benefits of each other’s cognitive differences, 3) People’s hidden diversity.  The Cultural Orientations Framework Assessment: More than stereotyping nationalities, you have to understand the range of differences: generational, professional, organizational structures, ways of managing time etc. The risk of being misunderstood applies to everybody. You have to be aware that your message and behavior can be perceived differently than you intend.   Be sincere, express your genuine respect for the other person, and have a learner’s mindset when it comes to engaging with other cultures. 
    “You want to make sure that in an organization, everybody can feel welcome, that you want to combat prejudice, discrimination, promote equal opportunity for everyone… it's not just a matter of doing the right thing. It's also not just a matter of ethics, it's also good business practice” —  Philippe Rosinski
     
    Access Philippe’s Cultural Orientations Framework program with a 10% discount by going to https://philrosinski.com/event 
     
    Connect with Philippe Rosinski:  
    Website: https://philrosinski.com/ 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/philippe-rosinski-b9b5025/ 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/philrosinski 
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/globalcoachingpro 

    Connect with Jordan: 
    For executives wanting a complimentary executive coaching conversation: jordan@jordangoldrich.com 
    Website: www.workplacewarriorinc.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordangoldrich1
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jordan.goldrich
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jordangoldrich/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jgoldrich/

    • 45 min
    Philip Jack: A Dialogue Around Race and Class, Life in a 1950s NYC Housing Project

    Philip Jack: A Dialogue Around Race and Class, Life in a 1950s NYC Housing Project

    About Philip Jack: He’s a retired educator who humorously describes himself as a jack of all trades, master of some. He was once described as a good educator as he didn’t teach subjects; instead, he taught students. In his early life, his family lived in the projects in the northern Manhattan neighborhood of Inwood. He attended public school through high school. Early on, he was employed at retail department stores and sleepaway camps. HIs professional positions included adjunct lecturer of Math and Writing at the City University of New York, district coordinator at the New York City School Volunteer program, teacher and curriculum coordinator at the Young Adult Learning Academy, and instructor in anatomy and physiology and billing technology at the East Harlem Training Initiative of Mount Sinai Hospital. He had also been principal at the Wildcat III Academy and director of internship at John V. Lindsay Wildcat Academy Charter School.

    In this episode, Jordan and Philip discuss:
    What is it like to grow up in a multicultural environment?  Why people are uncomfortable with topics around race  Inviting people to have open conversations 
    Key Takeaways
    A multicultural environment contributes a lot to your world view and perspective in life in regards to relating to other people.  Being able to be open with someone when it comes to topics regarding race and class is related to trust and how safe someone feels with somebody else. People these days are wary of each other because people grew up separately from each other.  Invite people and ask them if they would like to participate in discussion. Offer a safe space for them. These days, it's important that we welcome people to have these kinds of conversations and extend it to the future.  
     “This is a country that is full of people from different places, with different ideas, different religions, different mores, but we have to get along. The fact that we're all underneath a rule of law and a Constitution changes how we have to feel about each other.” —  Philip Jack
     
    Connect with Philip Jack:  
    Email: jackovelli@gmail.com 
     

    Connect with Jordan: 
    For executives wanting a complimentary executive coaching conversation: jordan@jordangoldrich.com 
    Website: www.workplacewarriorinc.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordangoldrich1
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jordan.goldrich
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jordangoldrich/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jgoldrich/
     

    • 32 min
    Dan LeFave: Fundamentals For Extreme Progress

    Dan LeFave: Fundamentals For Extreme Progress

    About Dan LeFave: Dan received life's second chance after surviving a tragic head on collision that took three lives and resulted in his struggling through a coma. He has also experienced marathons, business failures, and battles with fear and doubt. He helps growth minded entrepreneurs scale to multiple seven figures by implementing systems so that their business runs itself and they can enjoy a life worth living. He's the number one best selling author of “Live the Life of Your Dreams: How To Stop Working Insane Hours And Start Living An Awesome Life”.
     
    In this episode, Jordan and Dan discuss:
    Designing Your Life: The “Fave Five” Taking ownership of your life  Dan’s highly effective productivity planner  What does strategic ignorance mean? How we create our own roadblocks 
    Key Takeaways
    Prioritize aspects of life in this order: Faith, Family, Friends, Fitness and then Finances. Most people put finances first. However, if you neglect any of these, then everything else fails.  Beliefs are just chronic patterns of thought. Until we make the unconscious conscious, it’s going to direct our lives and we will call it fate. We have to know ourselves at a higher level, recognize the beliefs we form, and take ownership of our own lives.  Prioritize the important things first rather than the urgent. When you spend too much of your time on what’s urgent rather than what’s important, you’ll end up feeling like you’ve gotten nowhere.  We create our own bottlenecks.Some examples may be fear and self-doubt. There is a quote that says “worrying is nothing but negative goal setting”. Perfectionism is also a roadblock as it is always better to have progress than to have perfection. 
    “The key to overcoming those roadblocks is for them to realize what their future self looks like and how they can move towards it” —  Dan LeFave




    Go to https://lefavecoaching.com/focus to get a free copy of Dan’s 12-Week Focused Productivity Planner! 
     
    Connect with Dan LeFave:  
    Website: https://lefavecoaching.com/ 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danlefave/ 
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lefavecoaching 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dan.lefave/ 

    Connect with Jordan: 
    For executives wanting a complimentary executive coaching conversation: jordan@jordangoldrich.com 
    Website: www.workplacewarriorinc.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordangoldrich1
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jordan.goldrich
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jordangoldrich/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jgoldrich/
     

    • 38 min
    Alinka Rutkowska: Turning Book Ideas Into Best Sellers

    Alinka Rutkowska: Turning Book Ideas Into Best Sellers

    About Alinka Rutkowska: She is the CEO of Leaders Press (www.leaderspress.com), a USA Today and Wall Street Journal best-selling press, where she creates books for entrepreneurs from scratch and launches them to best-seller with a 100% success rate.
    She’s worked with top business leaders such as Po Chung (the co-founder of DHL International), Mark Nureddine (the CEO of Bull Outdoor Products) and Chris Catranis (the founder of Babylon Telecommunications).
    Leaders Press' releases have landed on bookshelves together with Nobel Prize winners and World Economic Forums speakers. Alinka's mission is to help 1,000 entrepreneurs share their wisdom with the world by 2030.
    Alinka is an official member of the Forbes Business Council and her cutting-edge book creation process has been featured in Entrepreneur magazine.
     
    In this episode, Jordan and Alinka discuss:
    An unhappy journey leads to an unhappy ending  Finding a bookshelf for your book  Two reasons why you should write a book Choosing a cover for your book 
    Key Takeaways
    An unhappy journey doesn’t lead to a happy ending. If you find yourself feeling like pieces of yourself are dying out, then maybe it’s time to look outside the box that you’re in and find alternatives to your current circumstance.  The first step to publishing a best-seller is to go to a bookstore and find a bookshelf where your idea for a book would belong. Then, ask yourself how your book will stand out among others. If a bookshelf doesn’t exist for your book, that means there’s not enough readership.  There are two good reasons for you to want to publish your own book. First, is to leave a legacy and second is to grow your business. Books are useful for lead generation, authority, visibility, credibility, and also lead conversion.  When making a cover, pick out three designs from best sellers from the same category as your book idea. Ask your designinger to make a design that emulates those while at the same time stands out from them.   
    “Does the world need another book? Well, the answer is, it depends. But most probably, they do need your book and you specifically need your book out. ” —  Alinka Rutkowska
     
    Resources:
    https://leaderspress.com/how-to-get-a-book-published https://leaderspress.com/how-much-does-an-author-make-per-book/  https://leaderspress.com/how-to-become-an-author/  
    Connect with Alinka Rutkowska:  
    Website: https://leaderspress.com/ 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alinkarutkowska/ 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlinkaRutkowska 
    Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Alinka-Rutkowska/e/B0040KKTUC 

    Connect with Jordan: 
    For executives wanting a complimentary executive coaching conversation: jordan@jordangoldrich.com 
    Website: www.workplacewarriorinc.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordangoldrich1
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jordan.goldrich
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jordangoldrich/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jgoldrich/

    • 26 min
    Kute Blackson: The Magic of Surrender

    Kute Blackson: The Magic of Surrender

    About Kute Blackson: He is a beloved inspirational speaker and transformational teacher. He speaks at countless events that he organizes around the world as well as outside events including A-Fest, Young Presidents Organization, and the Entrepreneur’s Organization. He is a member of the transformational leadership council, a select group of 100 of the world’s foremost authorities in the personal development industry and he’s a winner of the 2019 Unity New Thought Walden Award. He is widely considered to be a next-generation leader in this field of personal development. His mission is simple: to awaken and inspire people across the planet to access inner freedom, live authentically and fulfill their true life’s purpose. 
     
    In this episode, Jordan and Kute discuss:
    There is a profound revolution happening on the planet Empowerment from letting go  A different perspective on how the generations are relating A critical gift of the greatest leaders
    Key Takeaways
    Sometimes your soul guides you to do something that may not make sense nor be convenient at the moment. Listen to your soul because it will lead you to where you are meant to be.  One of the greatest gifts a leader can give is for others to be able to see who you really are when they can’t see themselves. When they look into your eyes they don’t see their own BS, they see their magnificence You can’t control the ocean, but you can control how you surf the waves. It is the same with life, you can’t control what happens but you control the meaning that you give to it. Surrender is about letting go of control - it’s letting go of trying to force and manipulate how you think life should be - so that you can truly be available and open to the authentic life that is seeking to truly happen.  The younger generation needs to recognize that people older than them have paved the way for the kind of life they are able to live right now. They must respect their wisdom and experience. Older generations too have a responsibility to give respect, to empower, and to exemplify true leadership to the younger generations. Mutual respect is necessary.  The only way we will truly evolve is to honor the blessing of both the newer generation and the older generation. The younger generation must recognize that the older generation may have the wisdom that they newer generation lacks while the newer generation has the progress and new ideas that the older generation are reluctant to accept. 
    “When you find your true purpose, that’s when the real challenges begin and those challenges are like soul tests that you have to go through and order to grow through to prepare you to develop the mental, emotional, psychological, spiritual muscle to be able to fulfill your true destiny.” —  Kute Blackson
     
    Check out Kute’s latest book, “The Magic of Surrender: Finding the Courage to Let Go” by clicking on this link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08LMJ8YQF/ 




    Connect with Kute Blackson:  
    Website: https://kuteblackson.com/ 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kute-blackson-35755519/ 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/kuteblackson 
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kuteblacksonlovenow 
    Instagram: http://instagram.com/kuteblackson 
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/KuteBlackson/ 
    Books: https://www.amazon.com/Kute-Blackson/e/B01F4GXVOQ/ 

    Connect with Jordan: 
    For executives wanting a complimentary executive coaching conversation: jordan@jordangoldrich.com 
    Website: www.workplacewarriorinc.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordangoldrich1
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jordan.goldrich
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jordangoldrich/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jgoldrich/
     

    • 51 min

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Jordan's book and podcast have been essential for helping me be a better workplace warrior. This podcast provides very practical advice to help you and your organization achieve greater performance. I send episodes of his podcast to direct reports, co-workers and friends.

allieboo589 ,

Practical and inspirational!

Listened to the episode with Phil Dana which was authentic, interesting, and delivered practical information. This podcast is inspirational for someone at any point in their career. Excited to listen to more episodes!

Lizzykat48 ,

Great points in what and what not to do!

Great points - really like "speak the language two levels up", create green "x"'s - be memorable! And certainly resonated with the small voice #1 and #2! Great insight to share with leaders who desire to be seen and heard! Thank you!

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