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How to Actively Listen (feat. Erin Snyder)

The Enlightened Executive

Release Date: 03/10/2021

Are you ready for the Web 3.0 and Metaverse takeover? (feat. Nichol Bradford) show art Are you ready for the Web 3.0 and Metaverse takeover? (feat. Nichol Bradford)

The Enlightened Executive

The metaverse and web 3.0 are here — are you and your business ready? What can we as leaders do to prepare ourselves for how business will change?   Software is becoming more human-like than some humans; cities have digitals twins; even people have digital twins. You may find yourself scratching your head wondering “what just happened?”   Leaders, what change in your own state of mind will you need to implement, to stay relevant in the era of web 3.0?   In the latest episode of The Enlightened Executive podcast, co-founder and executive director of Transformative Tech, the...

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How To Ask For A Career Sponsor [Leadership Insight] show art How To Ask For A Career Sponsor [Leadership Insight]

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When you reflect on how you want your career to progress, what career goals do you have? How will you achieve those goals? And who will be in your corner to support your journey?   There’s a very effective method to advocate for your own career development: sponsorship.   Sponsorship is when a person of influence promotes the achievements, capabilities, and potential of another.   Is a career sponsor different from a mentor? Yes. Mentorship is private, but sponsorship is public. Sponsorship transcends advice and involves making connections, nurturing visibility, and advocating...

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Management Training vs. Leadership Development [Leadership Insight] show art Management Training vs. Leadership Development [Leadership Insight]

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Is there a difference between management training and leadership development? And does your team need both?   Yes, they are different, and are both incredibly important to a leader’s success. Management training is logistical; leadership development is psychological.   A typical management training program might include topics like communication, conflict resolution, time management, ethics, policies and procedures.   Meanwhile, leadership development covers topics like the way mindset and assumptions fuel performance, and how personality type affects leadership style and...

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The Case for Strengths-Based Leadership (feat. David Rendall) show art The Case for Strengths-Based Leadership (feat. David Rendall)

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Should leaders work on improving their weaknesses, or should they focus on leveraging their strengths?   It’s natural for leaders to want to strive for excellence. If something is broken, you want to fix it. If you realize you need to grow in an area, you seek professional development to improve your skills.   And while self-awareness can be an uncomfortable process, it’s necessary to grow as a leader and a company.   In the latest episode of The Enlightened Executive podcast, international speaker and author, David Rendall, shares his unique approach to finding success as a...

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The Diversity Dilemma [Leadership Insight] show art The Diversity Dilemma [Leadership Insight]

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Are you uncomfortable talking to your team about diversity? An important part of being a great leader is being brave enough to have the conversations that matter most.   And while study after study demonstrates diversity drives major business benefits, most people would still rather not talk about the issues that force us to have diversity strategies in the first place.   Asking our colleagues and employees about whether and how they experience gender (or race) bias getting in their way at work, strikes many of us as a conversation ten times more loaded than it’s worth. Even senior...

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Are You Ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution? (feat. Ben Lytle) show art Are You Ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution? (feat. Ben Lytle)

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The next thirty years will bring advancements we can’t imagine. From augmented reality and the metaverse to enhancements in technology and automation, the sky isn’t the limit anymore.   Whether we like it or not, the world continues to change. So how can you prepare yourself to stay ahead in this ever-changing digital world?   Ben Lytle is a successful CEO, serial entrepreneur and author. He has launched five companies, including two currently on the New York Stock Exchange. His best-known company, Anthem, is number twenty-three on the Fortune 500, with a market cap of over...

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Widening the Talent Pool: A Surprising Solution to Hiring Woes (feat. Petra Schmidt) show art Widening the Talent Pool: A Surprising Solution to Hiring Woes (feat. Petra Schmidt)

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Having trouble sourcing new talent? Here’s a surprising solution for expanding your talent pool.   Consider offering an apprenticeship at your company. But, what about training and experience?   Most executives and entrepreneurs look to hire employees who have a college degree, or that already have a certain amount of experience. Instead, challenge the notion that talent must complete a bachelor’s degree before providing value. Find and retain capable talent through apprenticeship.   On the latest episode of The Enlightened Executive podcast, Petra Schmidt, a managing...

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The Power of Selfless Service (feat. Jonathan Keyser) show art The Power of Selfless Service (feat. Jonathan Keyser)

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When it comes to sales, most executives and entrepreneurs want instant gratification. You don’t want the needle to move five or ten years from now, you want that ROI today.   But what if slow progress leads to more growth in the long run? What if being selfless, not ruthless, is the key to long-term success?    If you want to build trust with clients and create a community of advocates for your business, be a resource to others first.   Selfless service is doing everything in your power to help as many people in front of you as you can. Without worrying about how it will...

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Driving innovation and creativity from within (feat. Kaihan Krippendorff) show art Driving innovation and creativity from within (feat. Kaihan Krippendorff)

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Are entrepreneurs the main drivers of innovation?    Conventionally, the most groundbreaking ideas are thought to come from entrepreneurs and executives. But innovative ideas can come from passionate and driven employees as well, if you know how to unleash the power of their creativity.    Without psychological safety, employees won’t feel comfortable brainstorming or sharing their ideas out loud with the rest of the group. As a leader, you need to create the conditions that allow your employees to thrive, contribute, feel engaged, and collaborate with one another. ...

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Is a 4-Day Workweek viable? (feat. Joe Sanok) show art Is a 4-Day Workweek viable? (feat. Joe Sanok)

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For most executives and entrepreneurs, the four-day workweek feels like a pipe dream. When you’re working 50-60 hours a week, it’s hard to picture eliminating an entire workday.    There's not enough time in the day to get everything done as it is. What about revenue? Employee productivity?   With less time at work, how will your company stay competitive?    Yet, more and more companies are shifting to this new work schedule. They are finding that the four-day workweek actually prevents burnout, engages employees, and ultimately improves their businesses. ...

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A graduation, the death of a loved one; huge life changes are normal for all of us. What's not healthy is an inability to adapt to such changes. Our guest, Seminar Leader for Landmark, Erin Snyder joins us today talking about actively listening for healthy connection, and how listeners can develop to lead their own lives.