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Episode 48 - Ryan Niemiec - Using Your Strengths To Be Resilient

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Release Date: 04/29/2020

Episode 50 - Roger Firestien - Creativity show art Episode 50 - Roger Firestien - Creativity

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In these difficult times I thought it would be helpful and uplifting to bring Roger Firestien back to the podcast. The Godfather of creativity and I talk about how we can be more creative in these difficult times. We spend some time talking about how people are already being more creative. We talk about Nutella brownies and how creativity gives us hope!

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Episode 49 - Bob Kulhan - Business Improv show art Episode 49 - Bob Kulhan - Business Improv

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Bob Kulhand, CEO of Business Improv is back! This week's episode is a second look at how using improv techniques can help us at home and work. We explore the roots of "Yes, AND..." while applying them to being resilient and adaptable. We also explore some of the misconceptions of "Yes, AND..." and when "Yes, but..." might be appropriate.

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Episode 48 - Ryan Niemiec - Using Your Strengths To Be Resilient show art Episode 48 - Ryan Niemiec - Using Your Strengths To Be Resilient

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We liked Ryan Niemiec, PhD (author of "The Power of Character Strengths: Appreciate and Ignite Your Positive Personality") so much that we decided to bring him back for another interview. This time, we're focused on what the science tells us about being resilient and using our strengths.

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Episode 47 - Ryan Carson - Treehouse show art Episode 47 - Ryan Carson - Treehouse

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What happens when the CEO of a company embraces the power of AND? You get Treehouse - A company dedicated to teaching people how to design & code online. And, what's so great about that? CEO and co-founder Ryan Carson was driven to build this company because he felt that a career in coding should not require an expensive college degree.

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

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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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We liked Ryan Niemiec, PhD (author of "The Power of Character Strengths: Appreciate and Ignite Your Positive Personality") so much that we decided to bring him back for another interview. This time, we're focused on what the science tells us about being resilient and using our strengths. So, this time around we talk about why it might be best to start with what's going right before you jump into fixing a problem, how painful emotions are more powerful than the comfortable ones (like joy, hope, awe, gratitude, etc), how an under-use of our strengths can negatively affect our physical health and a 3-step process for applying our strengths to an adversity.