Season 1 finale! Season 2 coming soon!
Jesse Itzler invited a Navy SEAL to live with him for a month and put him through extreme fitness training. Living with a SEAL is that story.
Special Guest, Carmen Ekdahl, coach to police officers and other first responders, joins Alyssa and Nitya for a discussion about leadership in the context of daily threats, the power of extreme training to push even the toughest folks past their comfort zones, and how everyone can benefit from being a little or a lot less risk averse.
Listen in if you are interested in how far beyond your comfort zones you might be able to go.
For more information about Carmen and Cop Coach visit https://www.cop-coach.com/ or follow her on Instagram at @cop_coach.
Susan David shares why emotional agility is a crucial leadership skill and teaches a four-part process for working with emotions to extract the wisdom they bring us without overwhelming us.
Alyssa, Kate, and Nitya talk about the power of getting to know our emotions and learning how to relate to them without being directed by them. We share some personal stories and some patterns we have seen in our work developing leaders.
Listen in if you have ever wondered how to be more relaxed at work or help your employees and direct reports be more engaged and creative.
Jerry Colonna believes that better humans make better leaders. In Reboot, he shares what that means and how we can all become better humans and better leaders.
Kate, Nitya, and Alyssa talk about the power of radical self-inquiry, becoming fierce with reality, and facing the crucible moments that transform good leaders into great ones. This conversation gets more personal than usual as we discuss Jerry Colonna's coaching questions and the personal challenges they inspire us to embrace.
Listen in if you have ever wondered how to achieve success and feel good about who you are in the process.
What would change if you celebrated learning you were wrong about something in service of being right?
Alyssa, Kate, and Nitya talk about why leaders need to be comfortable changing their minds for the right reasons, how to cultivate a scientist mindset, and why rethinking your positions is valuable even when you don't change your mind.
Listen in if you have ever wondered how you can change your mind without looking weak or foolish.
If you only remembered 10 things about leadership, what should they be?
Alyssa, Kate, and Nitya talk about the fundamental truths about leadership that do not change over time. We discuss the three elements that create the conditions for trust, the relationship between values and employee engagement, and what love has to do with leadership.
Listen in if you have ever wondered what stays constant as leadership fads and trends change.
What do you need to do in the first few months in a new leadership role to set yourself up for success?
Kate, Nitya, and Alyssa talk about the process Michael D. Watkins recommends for navigating the first three months on a job without falling into any of the common traps and pitfalls. We discuss his suggested techniques and some of the real world challenges that make them hard to do. And we share some personal stories of both success and struggle in starting new jobs on a strong footing.
Listen in if you have ever wondered how to move into a leadership role in a new organization confidently and without arrogance.
What does it mean to take the idea that words matter seriously?
Nitya, Kate, and special guest Margaret Leahy talk about the four ways Don Miguel Ruiz says we should honor the power of our words. We discuss how these four agreements serve as guideposts for leaders to speak with integrity and pay attention to their impact.
Listen in if you have ever wondered how to become more trustworthy or be confident that you are speaking with integrity.
Would you like to have more influence in your organization or in the world?
Alyssa, Nitya, and Kate talk about how an outward mindset enables individuals, teams, and organizations to be more effective. The discussion includes a description of the outward mindset and how to cultivate it, stories of outward mindsets in action, and a few words about why it can initially be hard to make the shift from an inward mindset. Includes tips on "managing up" effectively.
Listen in if you have ever wondered how to have more influence.
Find additional resources about The Outward Mindset includinging a Study Guide and printable versions of the diagrams at: https://arbingerinstitute.com/Landing/TheOutwardMindset.html.
What is required of leaders when the world feels like it is falling apart? How can facing reality and claiming leadership equip everyone to face the complex problems of the modern world?
Kate, Nitya, and Alyssa talk about what it means to put the human spirit first in a world that often feels overwhelming and scary.
Listen in if you have ever wondered how to make workplaces more human or how to feel like you can be a force for good in a world that is much bigger than any single individual.
What goes wrong when we think that having emotions is unprofessional? How can embracing emotions at work make us more effective at our jobs and drive better business results?
Nitya, Kate, and Alyssa talk about what emotions are, how they impact behaviour, and what emotional intelligence really takes in the workplace.
Listen in if you have ever wondered how to make workplaces more human or how to feel like you can be yourself at work.
How many times have you been through an organizational change that didn't stick?
Alyssa, Nitya, and Kate talk about the psychology of how people deal with change and what that means for leaders. The discussion covers endings, new beginnings, and the messy time in the middle. The episode is full of stories of transitions including introducing new technologies, migrating business systems, corporate mergers, and navigating the current pandemic.
Listen in if you have ever wondered how to be more effective leading people through change or adapting to change yourself.
Have you ever struggled to get your point across in a conversation?
Nitya, Kate, Margaret, and Alyssa talk about listening as the key to being heard, self-awareness as the key to speaking clearly, empathy as the key to effectiveness, and presence as the key to putting them all together.
Listen in if you have ever wondered how to be more persuasive without becoming a bully.
How does spiritual wisdom about the self and the soul turn into leadership advice?
Nitya, Kate, Margaret, and Alyssa have a lively discussion about self-awareness as the seat of personal power, leadership presence, and how we can cultivate the freedom to choose what we do in each moment.
Listen in if you have ever wondered why so many leaders have embraced mindfulness practices.
In this discussion of Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman, Nitya, Alyssa, and Kate talk about the power of intuition, how it fails, and how to train it. We also discuss the psychology of dealing with rare events, tips for hiring better, how to plan projects so that you have happy memories, and how all this applies to behavioral change and change management.
Alyssa, Kate, and Nitya talk about trust-based leadership, the power of taking responsibility for everything that happens to us, the stories we make up, and the importance of play in this discussion of The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership by Jim Dethmer, Diana Chapman, and Kaley Warner Klemp. We share our personal experiences with some of the commitments and ideas of how to use other commitments. You'll hear our "think-away" suggestions and how we characterize this book according to our leadership tree metaphor. For additional information and tools from Conscious Leadership Group, visit https://conscious.is/resources.
In this discussion of Brené Brown's Dare to Lead, Alyssa, Kate, and Nitya talk about the myths that persist around vulnerability, how leaders can show up wholeheartedly, and what it means to really show empathy to others. We'll also share our favorite tools from the book for rumbling with vulnerability and what the BRAVING acronym looks like in action. You'll hear our "think-away" suggestions and how we characterize this book according to our leadership tree metaphor. For additional information and tools from Brené Brown, visit the Dare To Lead Hub at: https://daretolead.brenebrown.com/