127: Eliminate Bullying in Schools and in the Workplace

127: Eliminate Bullying in Schools and in the Workplace

127: Eliminate Bullying in Schools and in the Workplace

What do bullying, workplace culture and visionary leadership have in common? Meet Connie St. John. She is a woman on a mission to have a positive (and BIG) impact in each of these areas. You’ll discover what she’s doing to eliminate bullying in middle schools throughout the country. And you’ll get valuable insights about the importance of leaders paying attention to the “tone” in order to tell if they are creating a culture where people thrive. Connie’s stories and message are compelling and unforgettable! 

Connie has more than 25 years of experience working with a wide variety of cultural influencers, including Fortune 50 companies, historic nonprofits, notable entertainment companies, churches and media moguls. She heads St. John Consulting Group, which specializes in team-building workshops and retreats, employee engagement, leadership development, executive coaching, and JEDI training (Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion). Connie is also the president of No Weapon Productions, which specializes in change-your-life entertainment for film, television, stage productions, and live events.

You’ll discover:

  • How Connie uses her balance between right- and left-brain thinking to help clients work more efficiently and with heart
  • What “cultural influencer” organizations are and why Connie is uniquely qualified to serve them
  • The musical Connie has created for middle school students around the issue of bullying
  • The approach Connie takes with executives to address workplace bullies
  • How Connie uses jigsaw puzzles to teach leaders the importance of communicating their vision throughout the organization

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126: Create Relationships and Connections That Build Long-term Success

126: Create Relationships and Connections That Build Long-term Success

126: Create Relationships and Connections That Build Long-term Success

What’s required to create relationships that are personally and financially rewarding? My guest Tyler Wagner has answers because connecting people is his superpower. A college drop-out and a door-to-door salesman, Tyler did not follow the typical path to a successful career. Since an early age, he’s known how to make friends and strategic introductions. It took him a while to figure out how to build a business around that, and today he has an incredible network of people who love helping him succeed. In our conversation, he shares ideas that you can adopt for your own business or career.

Tyler is the Head Honcho at Authors Unite where he and his team help authors with all aspects of book writing, publishing and promotion—and that includes getting on best-seller lists of publications like the Wall Street Journal and USA Today. He’s also host of The Tyler Wagner Show, where I’ve been a guest, and he’s recorded almost 2,000 episodes.

You’ll discover:

  • What Tyler’s experience with door-to-door sales taught him about business
  • A key question to ask yourself up-front so you avoid taking “No” as a personal rejection
  • How to use curiosity to learn, grow, and create strong relationships
  • Why Tyler thinks in terms of complementing and not competing with related vendors
  • Mistakes to avoid if you’re considering writing a book or publishing one you’ve already written

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125: The Unwritten Rules of Women’s Leadership

125: The Unwritten Rules of Women’s Leadership

125: The Unwritten Rules of Women’s Leadership

What does it take for women to thrive in the corporate world? After spending decades trying to figure out the answers, my guest Helen Appleby came to realize that men had advantages that women didn’t. So she formulated her own set of rules that she now shares through her book, podcast, coaching and programs for women. In this interview, Helen shares specific, practical tips based on her experiences. My male listeners will benefit from our entire conversation and in particular the ideas she shares at the end on how men can support women in the workplace.

Helen is an expert in women’s leadership. She’s navigated her own path to success in corporate life, which included running a billion-dollar global business and living and working in six countries. Helen now provides coaching and training to other women leaders. She wrote her book The Unwritten Rules of Women’s Leadership to help women step into their power, write their own rules and succeed in their career. She’s also the host of The Unwritten Rules Podcast, where she interviews women about their journeys and lessons learned in the corporate world.

You’ll discover:

  • Why the advice Helen’s father gave her was both encouraging and unhelpful
  • The difference between visible and invisible work—and why invisible work is not enough
  • Helen’s recommendation for making your work more visible without coming across as self-promotional
  • The roles of Mentors and Sponsors in helping you advance your career
  • 3 things men can do to support the women they work with

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124: WD-40’s Remarkable Tribe Culture

124: WD-40’s Remarkable Tribe Culture

124: WD-40’s Remarkable Tribe Culture

Imagine if there were a company that could consistently achieve an employee engagement score of 93 or 94? You don’t have to imagine it. That’s a reality at WD-40 Company. My guest Garry Ridge describes the elements he and his tribe have put in place and practice daily. You’ll be inspired by his passion and commitment to create a learning and empowering culture where every single person in the company thrives.

Garry is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of WD-40 Company. He now speaks and coaches with other CEOs to help them build positive cultures in their own organizations.

Garry is also an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego where he teaches the principles and practices of corporate culture in the Master of Science in Executive Leadership program. In 2009 he co-authored Helping People Win at Work: A Business Philosophy called ‘Don’t Mark My Paper, Help Me Get an A with Ken Blanchard. In 2020 he wrote TRIBE CULTURE: How It Shaped WD-40 Company and in 2021 The UNEXPECTED LEARNING MOMENT.

You’ll discover:

  • What “accidental soul-sucking” CEOs do to undermine a positive work environment
  • Why Garry refers to everyone at WD-40 as “tribe” instead of “team”
  • The 4 pillars of the fearless tribe at WD-40
  • The distinction Garry makes between empathy and ego
  • Why there are only “learning moments” and not failures or mistakes at WD-40

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123: What It Takes to Become a Thought Leader

123: What It Takes to Become a Thought Leader

123: What It Takes to Become a Thought Leader

Have you ever wondered what’s involved in the path to being recognized as a thought leader? Denise Brosseau has provided the answer in her timeless book, Ready to Be a Thought Leader? And in our conversation, she reveals the key elements required to achieve that level of influence. Denise helps clients overcome a major obstacle in this journey—their reluctance to give themselves credit for their well-earned expertise. You’ll find out her approach to moving them past these self-imposed limitations.

Denise is founder and CEO of Thought Leadership Lab, where she works with leaders and their teams to accelerate their journey from leader to thought leader. She founded the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs, which is now Watermark, and co-founded Springboard, the prestigious women’s startup launchpad that has led to more than $10 billion in funding for women entrepreneurs.

You’ll discover:

  • How Denise defines “thought leader”
  • The essential steps for being recognized as a thought leader
  • Issues that hold people back from stepping into this role
  • The importance of champions and allies—and the differences between these two groups of supporters
  • Why Denise has focused on helping women entrepreneurs get funding for their start-ups

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