095: Life Skills for the Soccer Field and the Boardroom

095: Life Skills for the Soccer Field and the Boardroom

What does it take for leaders to deal successfully with a crisis like COVID-19? My guest Kon Apostolopoulos literally wrote the book on how to do that! Kon co-authored and published in 2020 7 Keys to Navigating a Crisis: A Practical Guide for Emotionally Dealing with Pandemics & Other Disasters, to provide a clear roadmap. The material is a valuable reference whenever you’re experiencing a difficult situation.

Kon is the Founder and CEO of Fresh Biz Solutions, a Human Capital Management consulting group that provides performance improvement and training solutions. He helps organizations develop their people, improve business results, and reap the benefits of a comprehensive Talent Management strategy. He’s also committed to developing future leaders by applying the same principles to the coaching of young soccer players in local, state and Olympic development programs.

You’ll discover:

  • The 7 keys that can help you navigate through any crisis
  • How leaders can use these keys with their teams to improve performance and achieve the desired results
  • The Leadership Paradox – how to take seemingly contradictory items and blend them successfully (e.g., empathy and tough love)
  • What Kon does to teach these concepts to the youth athletes he coaches

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061: The Superpower We All Have to Create an Extraordinary Life

061: The Superpower We All Have to Create an Extraordinary Life

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061: The Superpower We All Have to Create an Extraordinary Life

by Darren Gold

Are some of your existing beliefs about yourself or about the world holding you back? If so, you’ll love the many gold nuggets Darren Gold shares in this interview! This is a man who faced serious, adverse situations while growing up yet was determined to prevail and make his life a success. Today Darren is Managing Partner of The Trium Group, where he serves as an executive coach to the CEOs of many of the world’s most influential companies. His excellent book, Master Your Code: The Art, Wisdom, and Science of Leading an Extraordinary Life, explains how to identify old programs that are holding you back and invites you to adopt new approaches that serve you better.

You’ll discover:

  • Why all our beliefs are made up…and how you can expand them
  • What it really means to take 100% responsibility for your own choices
  • The power of forgiveness to release old resentments and hurts
  • The most important thing you can do to connect deeply with another person
  • How Darren uses Identity Reconstruction to help leaders increase their effectiveness

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035: How to Enjoy Others…and Be Enjoyed By Them

035: How to Enjoy Others…and Be Enjoyed By Them

 

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035: How to Enjoy Others…and Be Enjoyed By Them

by Mark Goulston

Whenever Meredith Bell and Dr. Mark Goulston have a conversation, rich observations and insights inevitably emerge. In this episode, they explore topics that are relevant no matter what role(s) you have in life. They talk about Mark’s latest projects and then delve into topics like kindness, generosity, and what it means to enjoy a fellow human being. That’s followed by a discussion of the impact we have as listeners on the person speaking to us, and as parents on our children. As always, Mark gives practical, actionable tips that you can use with the very next person you interact with!

You’ll discover:

  • The What Made You Smile Today movement that Mark started to help combat disconnection and loneliness
  • What’s behind the Count Me In Global Community
  • 3 questions you can ask yourself after every conversation to rate your listening…from the other person’s perspective
  • The secret to developing mentally healthy children
  • 2 questions parents can ask themselves about their relationship…from their kids’ perspective

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