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014: Leaders, Be Good to Yourself, Part 5: The Pause that Refreshes

The Bill Perry Show

Release Date: 03/19/2019

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The Bill Perry Show

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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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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It’s my pleasure to have my friend, Mike Kim, on the show this week. Mike is a marketing strategist, and his philosophy is, “Marketing isn’t about closing a sale. It’s about opening a relationship.” As we move through this discussion, you will hear that if you don’t love yourself, you’re not going to manage any other relationship around you.

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My guest this week is doing amazing things for people and focusing on the dialogue of moving people forward at work. He has recently begun focusing on the value of humans, creating a community known as HumansFirst. One of the things he has identified is that we are in a current leadership crisis. But he has a potential solution for this.

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Today it’s my honor to have a new acquaintance on the show with me. Steve Woodruff has a really interesting title. He is known as the “King of Clarity.” If your organization needs some guidance on getting through all of the “noise” that is out there, this is the episode for you!

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This week it is my privilege to have Dr. Michael Hudson on the show. Michael is a full-time speaker, coach, and consultant. He enjoys working with leaders and teams to build their strategic visions. Today we focus on the importance of being true to yourself to be the most effective leader.

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Leaders can easily fall prey to workplace stress and the demands of the team. This can cause them to sacrifice the creativity that fuels innovation and progress. In this podcast episode, I talk about how to find proactive solutions during times of stress by taking a pause and practicing intentional mindfulness.  

We’re wrapping up our “Be Good to Yourself” series, which is focused on why leaders truly need to take care of themselves before effectively caring for their teams.  

In 1929 Coca-Cola introduced their marketing slogan, “The pause that refreshes.” Though I’m not a fan of soda, this slogan offers insight into how you can become a better leader. Regular moments of pause and intentional reflection are critical to growing your capacities in leadership and life and doing both with all your heart. 

Keeping up with the goals and demands of the workplace can lead managers to miss out on opportunities to give and receive necessary feedback. If that’s not enough, the constant dinging and buzzing of our smartphones can add to the challenge of finding quiet moments to re-center. 

The frenetic pace of our lives caps the voice of wisdom that is often only recognizable in a still, quiet moment. Listen in as I share how you can find those moments.  

In this episode, you’ll hear: 

  • The key benefits of taking a moment to pause and intentionally reflect. 
  • How a creative genius and holder of 200 patents, Dr. Elmer Gates, used pauses for enhanced productivity.  
  • Quick ways you can incorporate intentional reflection into your life without interfering with your daily routine.  
  • Strategies for thinking critically and creatively—instead of reactively—in crisis situations.  

I’d love to hear your questions, thoughts, and comments. If you have a minute, drop me a line on social or email me 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!