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013: Leaders, Be Good to Yourself, Part 4

The Bill Perry Show

Release Date: 03/12/2019

053: Appreciation in the Workplace with Dr. Paul White show art 053: Appreciation in the Workplace with Dr. Paul White

The Bill Perry Show

As a leader, are your attempts at intended appreciation with your team falling flat? Maybe it's because you're not speaking their language. Today, I'm talking with the man who literally wrote the book on appreciation at work, Dr. Paul White. He is the co-author of the book, Five Languages of Appreciation in The Workplace. It is hands down one of the best books that leaders can utilize in order to grow their sense of effective communication with their teams. 

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052: Creating a Better Version of Yourself in 2020 show art 052: Creating a Better Version of Yourself in 2020

The Bill Perry Show

It is a new year. It's a new decade. Welcome to 2020! With these moments on the calendar, there's always the hope of great change. But the reality is the movement of dates on the calendar doesn't create change, something else has to happen. Very little change occurs until you make a significant change in the way you see the world. And this is the topic of this week’s podcast episode.

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Ho, ho, hold on…you don’t like Christmas? I understand this season can be painful for some. It can be a season where depression and suicide rates are on the increase. Or perhaps, as you get older the events of Christmas don’t match the warm, sentimental memories you carry for the season. Today, I want to offer you a message of kindness and hope.

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050: Coaching to Develop Your Team with Keith Webb show art 050: Coaching to Develop Your Team with Keith Webb

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Do you know how much it costs an organization when employees are not engaged? It can be very costly to the bottom line. Employee engagement is a vital piece to any organization and effective coaching on the part of your management and leadership can be a solution to engaging employees. 

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Emotional intelligence is a skill that is so important to everyone, including those in leadership. My guest this week is Teresa Quinlan. She has over two decades of experience in learning and development, and she has spent the last 15 years training leaders and their teams, giving particular attention to the area of emotional intelligence. On this episode, she helps us understand why we need to develop that area of our lives and how to go about doing it. 

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Today I’m talking with Jennifer McClure, a former executive recruiter and HR executive who offers a wealth of knowledge on the subject of corporate leadership. Jennifer is here to talk to us about developing corporate leaders and the importance of employee appreciation.  

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047: Strategies for Leaders to Enjoy the Holiday Season show art 047: Strategies for Leaders to Enjoy the Holiday Season

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The holiday season is my favorite time of year. I grew up in a great family situation where holidays were marked with extended family time together with good food and great family engagements. However, there is a lot of pressure attached to the holidays. This year, I would encourage you to take a step back and relieve some of that stress during this busy season.

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Today I welcome friend and business leader, Charles Weathers to the show. I've known Charles for some time, and I've benefited from his extensive knowledge of leadership development.  Charles spends time working with nonprofits and faith-based organizations. He loves working with them because they share his heart for the community. He has worked to help these companies with board development, governance, leadership development and strategic planning. 

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I am so pleased to welcome Laurie Ruettimann to the show. Laurie had spent many years in human resources leadership and realized she hated her job. She left her position in HR and is now on a mission to fix work. She has some ideas about what is currently wrong with work and some steps we can take to fix those problems; not only in our workplaces but in our lives as well.

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This week I am pleased to have Danny Ozment of Emerald City Productions on the show. Danny is the producer of this podcast and always works hard to make me sound good! Danny and I talk about the creative potential for leaders and human resources teams to utilize the medium of podcasting to drive vision, values and policies through every level of your organization! 

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Is it possible that you are unintentionally sabotaging your own progress toward becoming a better leader? As we’ve written in this series, healthy teams require healthy leaders, so it’s vitally important you take care of yourself. In this podcast episode, we’ll talk about self-care in terms of self-talk, positive thinking and overcoming perfectionism. What you say to yourself is critical to the health of your leadership.  

We all have foundational messages that tend to run through our minds on auto-play. Many of these thoughts are negatively oriented. For most of us, the process is so automatic that we often don’t realize how self-critical we are. We can blame our primitive ancestors for these negative leanings. When facing great hardships and threats over time, our thought processes evolved to diligently consider dangers to our existence. In other words, we are actually hard-wired to yield to worry. 

The good news is that you can rewrite the negative story you have written about yourself. In this podcast episode, I share my own experience in reversing negative self-talk. The first step was to acknowledge the dysfunctional thought process. I had to intentionally break ranks with my perfectionist leaning to say, “Just because I don’t do something perfectly that doesn’t make me a failure.” 

You have value and worth beyond your wildest imagination. Your previous failures and the messages of your past do not have to define who you will become.  

In this episode, you’ll hear about:  

  • The research of Dr. Masaru Emoto, which explores how positive thinking impacts health and wellbeing.  
  • How I learned to approach daunting DIY projects with less dread and more positivity.  
  • Ways that you can offer hope and genuine kindness to those around you. (Hint: it starts by offering it to yourself.)  
  • The origins of our negative self-talk and how to change it at the core.   

I’d love to hear your questions, thoughts and comments. If you have a minute drop me a line on social or email me (bill@theinnovatusgroup.com) with your name and questions and I’ll take some time in an upcoming episode to address some of your organizational and leadership challenges! 

As always, my hope is to encourage you in the pursuit of a better you, better team, better business, better life!