Today’s episode is the third in my series based on a talk that I gave to a group of sixth, seventh and eighth graders.
During the talk, we discussed several of the ideas in the new culture that they are creating at the school. They call it GRIT. And this week, I am focusing on the third letter, I, which stands for Intellectual Curiosity.
Kevin sits down and recaps the 10 most downloaded podcasts of 2018 (as of 10 December). He not only provides background about the episode, he shares what you can expect to learn.
Today’s episode is the second in a series that is based on a recent talk that I gave to a group of sixth, seventh and eighth graders.
During the talk, we discussed several of the ideas in the new culture that they are creating at the school. They call it GRIT. And this week, I am focusing on the second letter, R, which stands for Resilient.
Dr. James Kelley believes there are defining events that cause a fundamental shift in the way leaders (and all of us) do things. This is a crucible moment. James is the author of Crucible's Gift: 5 Lessons from Authentic Leaders Who Thrive in Adversity. For the book, he interviewed over 140 executives from around the world to learn how leaders transform their leadership style after moments of difficulty. James and Kevin dig deeper into adversity, learning, and how these moments cause us to be a better version of ourselves.
I recently spoke to a group of sixth, seventh and eighth graders on their first day of school about the ideas in the new culture that they are creating at the school.
They call it GRIT. And this week, I am focusing on the first letter, G, which stands for Gratitude.
And in today’s episode, I’m sharing the benefits for gratitude and some easy tips to help you show more gratitude.
What difference does JOY make in the workplace and how can you find JOY in leading others? Richard Sheridan joins Kevin to discuss how a joyful culture can bring about business results. He is the CEO and co-founder of Menlo Innovations and author of Joy, Inc.: How We Built a Workplace People Love and his latest book, Chief Joy Officer: How Great Leaders Elevate Human Energy and Eliminate Fear. Richard recognizes that leadership occurs at every level within an organization and challenges us to become a better version each day. Further, the people we are leading need to know we are real and we support their growth through our vulnerability.
Richard also says that if you are in the Ann Arbor area and want a tour, just reach out.
I often find myself talking about decision-making in my conversations in training workshops and this question usually comes up:
What’s the best way to make decisions in a group, and specifically, what should my role as a leader be?
And to answer this question, I’m going to describe a decision making trade-off that must be considered and weighed before doing anything else.
Sixty-two percent of CEO’s are worried that their employees do not have the skills they need for the company to be successful moving forward. Learning is no a longer a nice to have, it builds a competitive advantage. So how do we have the conversations about skills needed and empower employees to build these skills? Kevin is joined by Kelly Palmer the Chief Learning and Talent Officer at Degreed and co-author of The Expertise Economy. They discuss the rapid changes within workplaces and the paradigm shift needed to make learning proactive to re-skill and upskill the workforce.
In this episode, Kelly:
1. Defines an expertise economy.
2. Shares case studies of organizations closing the learning gap.
3. Outlines the idea of skills quotient.