157: When Love, Passion & Accountability Are a Company’s Core Values

157: When Love, Passion & Accountability Are a Company’s Core Values

157: When Love, Passion & Accountability Are a Company’s Core Values

What’s it like to work in a company whose core values are practiced daily by leaders and employees alike? Christopher Lind paints a clear picture, describing the positive impact on relationships and results.

Christopher is Chief Learning Officer at ChenMed. He’s a globally recognized, digital-first leader in learning and workplace technology with a career at the intersection of people, business, and technology. He’s the founder of Learning Sharks and host of the Learning Tech Talks Podcast.

You’ll discover:

  • How ChenMed teams live their core values when interacting with each other and their patients
  • Four challenges that Christopher is hearing about when talking with leaders in organizations
  • A simple solution for eliminating the problem of poor managers
  • How leaders can reduce employee anxiety and build a foundation of trust

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156: What It Means to Lead from the Core

156: What It Means to Lead from the Core

156: What It Means to Lead from the Core

What if every CEO understood that their title really stands for Chief Environmental Officer?

My guest Jay Steinfeld makes the case that the #1 role of a CEO is to create a culture that helps people thrive and achieve their potential. He should know. His company maintained an astonishingly low turnover rate of 8% throughout his years of leadership.

Find out how this exceptional leader built a healthy workplace that encouraged people to evolve continuously, experiment without fear of failure, express themselves, and enjoy the ride along the way.

Jay was founder and CEO of Blinds.com, the world’s number one online window covering retailer, that was acquired by The Home Deport in 2014. Jay remained on as its CEO and later joined The Home Depot Online Leadership Team. He stepped away from these positions in early 2020 and has RE-WIRED himself for new roles as advisor or Board member for several companies.

You’ll discover:

  • How Jay brought the 4 Es to life everyone in the company
  • The practices that helped Jay and his team hire the right people
  • What leaders can do to make it safe for people to take risks
  • Why generosity and gratitude are two of Jay’s core values
  • Ways that Jay instilled fun and humor so people actually enjoyed coming to work

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155: The Five Energies of an Exceptional Leader

155: The Five Energies of an Exceptional Leader

155: The Five Energies of an Exceptional Leader

Are you aware of the kind of energy you bring to conversations? My guest Marcel Daane has combined his study of martial arts and neuroscience to create a powerful, practical model you can use to apply the right energy in any situation..

In our conversation, we discussed the model and Marcel’s latest book, Five Energies of Horrible Bosses and How Not to Become One. You can take his free 5-minute assessment to become more aware of your own dominant energy and learn how to adjust it for the person you’re with.

Marcel is the CEO of Level V Partners, a global network of uniquely trained Executive Coaches working with multinational organizations, teams, and leaders. In 2020 Marcel was voted Executive Coach of the Year by Singapore Prestige Brands, and in 2016 he was awarded the Global Coaching Leadership Award.

You’ll discover:

  • How to identify an organization’s culture in terms of weather
  • The 3 Pillars of Wisdom and the one most leaders mistakenly rely on
  • A practical definition of Energy
  • Why the acronym W.I.S.E. serves as an excellent model for leaders
  • The 5 Energies we all have and what they look like on our behavior

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154: The Success Factor of Extremely High Achievers

154: The Success Factor of Extremely High Achievers

154: The Success Factor of Extremely High Achievers

Want to know what separates peak performers from everyone else? Dr. Ruth Gotian has studied super successful people for decades and shares the four elements that set them apart. You can learn and adopt these same behaviors.

Ruth is the author of The Success Factor: Developing the Mindset and Skillset for Peak Performance and a contributor to Forbes and Psychology Today where she writes about optimizing success. She won the Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement “Radar” Award, ranking her the #1 emerging management thinker in the world to bridge theory and practice.

You’ll discover:

  • A definition of success that has nothing to do with money
  • The single sentence from one of Ruth’s mentors that totally changed the focus of her work
  • The four elements that all super successful people have in common
  • What you can do to identify and work with a mentor
  • How the mindset of very high achievers differs from everyone else

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153: Be a Go-Giver in Marriage and Life

153: Be a Go-Giver in Marriage and Life

153: Be a Go-Giver in Marriage and Life

What if you could find out secrets to a strong marriage and then discover that these same secrets can apply to all your relationships? That’s exactly what you’ll learn in this profound conversation I had with John David Mann and Ana Gabriel Mann, co-authors of The Go-Giver Marriage.

John is coauthor of more than 30 books, including his classic 2008 parable The Go-Giver, coauthored with Bob Burg. Ana is a clinical psychologist and therapist currently focused on training coaches around the globe to lead The Go-Giver Marriage workshops.

You’ll discover:

  • The role John and Ana each played in the creation of this book
  • The one principle that underlies all 5 secrets
  • Specific words you can say to express appreciation
  • Which secret is a favorite for John and for Ana – and why
  • Why they refer to one’s partner as an “unexplored continent”

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