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Episode 44 - Michael Bungay Stanier - The Advice Trap

Looking For AND

Release Date: 03/26/2020

Episode 46 - Amy Fish - I Wanted Fries With That show art Episode 46 - Amy Fish - I Wanted Fries With That

Looking For AND

What prevents us for asking for what we want? Why do we hold back from complaining when the situation does not meet our standards? How can we do a better job of listening to complaints and acting upon them?

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Episode 45 - Danielle Grant - Leading Beyond The Ego show art Episode 45 - Danielle Grant - Leading Beyond The Ego

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How do our egos get in the way of being great leaders? When our primary motivators are power, prestige, reward and recognition, it is almost impossible to lead effectively in today's world where employees are increasingly looking for meaning, autonomy, authenticity and a higher purpose for the work that they and their organizations do every day.

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Episode 44 - Michael Bungay Stanier - The Advice Trap show art Episode 44 - Michael Bungay Stanier - The Advice Trap

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Think about the last time someone came to you with a problem. Chances are you gave them some advice. And, it felt good. This is usually our default reaction as giving advice can be a sign of power and prestige. According to best-selling author and coaching guru, Michael Bungay Stanier, we are better off resisting this very normal urge.

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Episode 43 - Chang Liu - Director, Loudoun County Public Library show art Episode 43 - Chang Liu - Director, Loudoun County Public Library

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This week's guest has not only embraced AND-like thinking in her own life, she has brought it to her organization. Chang Liu, Director of the Loudoun County Public Library was born in China and emigrated to the US 32 years ago. With a passion for learning and a set of encouraging parents, Chang has set about to make learning accessible, interesting and engaging.

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Episode 42 - Kelly Lewis - Navigating Polarities show art Episode 42 - Kelly Lewis - Navigating Polarities

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Have you ever had a decision or problem that just didn't seem to go away? If you're a leader, you have probably confronted the idea of putting more structure in place OR giving people more flexibility. You may have considered the benefits of centralizing a certain function a couple of years after de-centralizing...

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Episode 41 - David Marquet - Leadership Is Language show art Episode 41 - David Marquet - Leadership Is Language

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What is leadership? Most dictionaries offer a definition that takes into account "causing or directing others" towards a goal or mission. David Marquet, former United States Navy submarine commander argues that great leadership is almost all about the language used to get the best long-term results possible.

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Episode 40 - Candace Bertotti - How to Handle Difficult Conversations Like a Pro show art Episode 40 - Candace Bertotti - How to Handle Difficult Conversations Like a Pro

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Candace is on faculty at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and Georgetown Law School, teaching courses called Arts of Communication and Negotiation. She is also the President of Candid Communications which serves to change the world for good by changing behavior.

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Episode 39 - Giles Watkins - Positive Sleep show art Episode 39 - Giles Watkins - Positive Sleep

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How much and how well do you sleep, on average? For the last couple of years, I have been on a crusade to improve my sleep. And, Giles Watkins new book (Positive Sleep - A holistic approach to resolve sleep issues and transform your life) has the answers I've been looking for all this time!

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Episode 38 - Bob Kulhan - Getting to Yes AND show art Episode 38 - Bob Kulhan - Getting to Yes AND

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Ok, so that's a pretty cool title for a book! And... Bob Kuhan joins us for a fun discussion about how adopting a "yes AND" mindset can lead to greater productivity, improved communication and more creativity. In this episode, Bob and I discuss how mindfulness can make us better communicators, how "yes AND" promotes the sharing of ideas and why postponing judgment critical to cultivating ideas and exceptional problem solving.

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Episode 37 - Olivier Blanchard - Human/Machine show art Episode 37 - Olivier Blanchard - Human/Machine

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How many jobs will be lost with the coming AI and automation revolution? What tasks will be replaced? Which careers will be obsolete in 10 years? Olivier Blanchard co-author of Human/Machine - The Future of our Partnership with Machines argues that these may not be the best questions to be asking. Instead, let's 'look for the AND' in the partnerships that we can create to benefit employees, leaders and consumers. .

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Think about the last time someone came to you with a problem. Chances are you gave them some advice. And, it felt good. This is usually our default reaction as giving advice can be a sign of power and prestige. According to best-selling author and coaching guru, Michael Bungay Stanier, we are better off resisting this very normal urge.

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