The Quiet Revolution: Labor Force's Great Reprioritization with Chris Edmonds and Mark Babbitt Jan 11, 2022

What if low salaries, the absence of benefits, or lack of training aren't the leading causes of the labor shortage almost every industry is experiencing? What if companies struggle to find collaborators not because people pursue higher payments but because many leaders still follow an archaic...

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The Smartest Person In the Room Jan 04, 2022

Sometimes, it is easy to get caught in the assumption that because we are the leaders, every answer should come from us. Making all the calls without consulting our team about alternative solutions to a problem or ignoring the ones suggested might shut them down. If we shut down our...

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Fitting the Big Rocks First Dec 28, 2021

Cooking is a great tension release practice, is a fantastic way to demonstrate love and care, and is a terrific analogy maker. There is a French expression, mise en place, which means having every ingredient chopped, weighed, and measured and every utensil at hand before starting cooking. This...

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The Greatest Leader of All Time Dec 21, 2021

Becoming better leaders is a daily job; it is about listening more carefully, understanding those we lead and their needs, and trusting and incentivizing their potential. 

This week, as we get ready to celebrate the life of Jesus Christ, the greatest leader that ever existed, we bring a...

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The Crooked Trails' Alternate Route Dec 14, 2021

With the end of the year so close, it seems the right time to set our next year's goals. The most common way is to establish a strategy to get there, a list of actions to turn those aspirations into a reality. However, there is an alternative approach to it; instead of looking at what we should...

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Changing Our Lives One Unforgettable Talk at A Time with Jody Miller Dec 07, 2021

There are multiple reasons why someone becomes an entrepreneur; some come from an entrepreneurial family, others might feel the need to impress their parents, perhaps meeting someone inspiring. In Jody Miller's case, the entrepreneurial instinct came from realizing as a child that they didn't...

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I Just Think You're A Drummer. Clint Pulver's Incredible Life Story Nov 30, 2021

When Clint Pulver was a child, he was called the twitcher, the tapper, and he was a disturbing presence in the classroom. He simply couldn't stay still, and many teachers and even his colleagues were bothered by his behavior. It wasn't until he was 10 that a teacher paid attention to him and...

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No Stress, No Expectations, and One of the Best Thanksgiving Ever Nov 23, 2021

 

A couple of years ago, when our family was a small family of four, circumstances forced us to forget about traveling to my parent's house and spending Thanksgiving with them, as we were used to doing it every year. As we were getting ready to have a small celebration at home, an...

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The Ingredients We Need to Cook Our Leadership Flavor Are Within Us Nov 16, 2021

Although every dish has its own ingredients, a way of mixing them, and a specific cooking style, every cook will produce its unique version. If we look at grilled meat, for instance, a basic dish that requires just three elements: meat, fire, and a grill, we'll see no two countries cook it the...

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Neither Positive Nor Negative, A Precise and Sincere Love Demonstration Nov 09, 2021

Feedback is one of those words that, for some reason, produce mixed emotions depending on the context is heard. Hearing about feedback and immediately lumping it into positive or negative is part of the same movement. We think of it as something that can lift us up or sink us to the bottom of...

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Why Lack of Clarity is Taking our People Away, and What We Can Do About It Nov 02, 2021

Last week, we touched on how the lack of clarity on communication can massively impact hiring and retention rates. Today, we take a step back and get a panoramic view of how clarity affects our organization as a whole. 

In this episode, we explore and measure clarity's massive impact. We...

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An Honest Conversation About Why We Fail to Hire and Retain Staff Oct 26, 2021

The world is experiencing a staff shortage; people are starting their own businesses, pursuing new careers, or simply looking for fresh air. Among the varied valid reasons someone decides to leave us, the leading cause is always poor leadership. It can be that the company's culture isn't...

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