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183: Using the Fogg Behavior Model to Drive Change | with Jamie Barnes

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When developing a communication strategy to drive change within an organization, we use various models and frameworks to help ensure we create a strategy that actually works. The Fogg Behavioral Model is a powerful framework for driving change.

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182: The Power of an Authentic Employer Brand and EVP | with Laurie Barnes

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A strong, authentic employer brand is key to recruiting, retaining, and fully engaging top talent. The most effective companies build a differentiated employee value proposition (EVP).

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178: How to Succeed at Work/Life Balance (Without Going Crazy)

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Imagine life is a game where you are juggling five balls. Work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls — family, health, friends, integrity — are made of glass. James Patterson The first secret to work/life balance is recognizing that it’s not about balance.

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181: The Art and Science of Workforce Communication | with Laurie Barnes

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You can’t achieve your potential as a leader or an organization without practicing effective communication. Organizations that communicate effectively with their workforce deliver better results.

175: The Excellence Dividend | with Tom Peters

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In the next two decades, nearly 50% of white-collar jobs are at risk, either to automation or artificial intelligence (AI), according to analysis by Oxford University. Every leader and every worker need to ask: What will be left for people to do that machines can’t do better or cheaper?

180: Performance Management Truth & Lies | with Michael Bungay Stanier

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That’s the sound of performance appraisal processes being blown up across the country. There’s been a collective lightning flash of realization that the old way of doing it just isn’t doing it. But what’s really happening?

170: Transforming Resistance to Change | with Christine Comaford

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How do great leaders overcome resistance to change ? and the stress that accompanies it? Navigating change is hard, and people often get emotionally hijacked in the process.

163: Elephant in the Room: A Leader’s Guide to Tough Conversations | with Mike Bechtle

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All of us have at least one person or group of people that we work with who has an issue that we really need to address — a performance problem, a behavioral issue, a piece of spinach stuck in their teeth — but for some reason, we avoid bringing up the topic with them.

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123: How to Rebuild Leadership Credibility: Lessons from the Reforging of a Navy Seal | with Jason Redman

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A few years ago, my local gym posted a photo of a handwritten sign that had been posted outside the hospital room of a Navy Seal who had been severely wounded in battle. The wounds I received,” wrote Lt.

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WHE33: Engaging Wellness Solutions for an On-Demand World | with Lorna Borenstein

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Grokker is an on-demand wellness solution that engages employees with better health through video, experts, and community.

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158: Multipliers — How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter | with Liz Wiseman

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Are you a genius or a genius-maker? We’ve all had experience with two dramatically different types of leaders. The first type drains intelligence, energy, and capability from the people around them and always needs to be the smartest person in the room.

172: Build One Powerful Habit at a Time

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Success is about doing the right thing, not about doing everything right. Achieving extraordinary results doesn’t require you to be a full-time disciplined person or team, where your every action is trained and where control is the solution to every situation.

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147: 8 Tips for Communicating Bad News to Your Workforce

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Communicating bad news — we all hate to do it, wish we never have to do it again, and yet recognize that there will inevitably be times when we need to do it.

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WHE20: Does Your Company Make These 6 Common Wellness Mistakes? | with Beth Bierbower from Humana

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Today, more than 80% of large and mid-size employers offer wellness programs, and more than two-thirds offer financial incentives to take various wellness steps. However, a large percentage of employers don’t believe their wellness programs are working.

165: Using the Domino Effect for Extraordinary Results

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When one thing (the right ONE Thing) is set in motion, it can topple many things. Even more significant, a single domino can bring down another domino that is 50% larger. That provides that opportunity not only for linear progress, but exponential progress.

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160: Building a High-Performing and Health-Driven Culture | with John Burke, CEO of Trek Bikes

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Trek Bikes grew out of one man’s belief that he could build a different kind of company. In a barn in southern Wisconsin, Dick Burke instilled the simple principles that continue to guide the company as it has grown into a worldwide brand: build things that last and leave a legacy of positive change.

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WHE32: Boosting Stress Resilience for Employees | with Andrew Shatté

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“Stress is the new fat.

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164: The ONE Thing to Do This Week for Extraordinary Results

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What’s the ONE Thing you (or your team) can do this week such that by doing it, everything else would be easier or unnecessary? Behind every successful person is their ONE Thing.

149: The Power of Beliefs in Business | with Ari Weinzweig

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In 1982, Ari Weinzweig, along with his partner Paul Saginaw, founded Zingerman’s Delicatessen with a $20,000 bank loan. They opened the doors with two employees and a small selection of specialty foods and exceptional sandwiches.

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150: The Data-Driven Leader | with John Johnson

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Leaders need data for at least two reasons: 1) so they and their team can make better decisions, and 2) to influence their employees, customers, or others to take action. In this episode, we discuss how to achieve both objectives better.

167: How Top Performers Work Less and Achieve More | with Morten Hansen

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Why do some people perform better at work than others? This deceptively simple question continues to confound leaders, as well as all professionals who want to advance and succeed while maintaining balance and wellbeing.

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162: Competitive Advantage — 4 Ways to Leverage Relationships at Work | with Todd Davis, FranklinCovey Chief People Officer

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How many times have you heard a leader say, “Our people are our greatest asset”? You’ve probably even uttered it a few times yourself. It’s a nice sentiment, but really doesn’t tell the full story.

152: Don’t Just Lead — 3 Ways to ENGAGE

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In the 21st century, those who are changing the world aren’t just leaders; they’re engagers. Managers and leaders try to get others to do what is needed. Engagers create conditions and cultivate a team that is fully energized to achieve the organization’s purpose.

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161: Becoming a Stress-Resilient Leader | with Andrew Shatté

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Chronic stress takes a toll on the quality of work and life, for both leaders and the people they lead. Stress muddies our thinking, impairs judgment, damages health and relationships, and causes people to burn out and quit their job.

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177: Meaningful Work: How to Do Great Business, Find Your Calling, and Feed Your (and Your Employees’) Soul | with Shawn Askinosie, CEO of Askinosie Chocolate

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This episode is about a true story that is interesting and well told — a story that is important for all leaders and entrepreneurs … especially those of us who aspire to use business not only to make a living for ourselves but to help make the world a better place.

107: Four Seconds: Quick & Counter-Intuitive Ways to Get the Results You Want | with Peter Bregman

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The things you and your team want most—peace of mind, fulfilling relationships, to do well at work—are surprisingly straightforward to achieve. But habits and behaviors often trip up our best efforts.

101: Built to Lead: Becoming a Top 10% Manager | with David Long

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Did you know that of every 100 employees hired, only 6 or 7 will ever be promoted to their first management position? If you’re a manager now, you’re one of the 7% who made it! That’s the good news. Now, here’s the bad news.

Are You an Engaging Leader, or Just a Smooth Talker?

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If communication is a tool for cultivating and influencing, then communication is power … the power to make a difference in people’s lives, for better or worse. Unfortunately, the history of the world is full of leaders who use their power of communication for selfish reasons.

118: Engaging Employees in the “Mobile Moment” | with Joe Loya

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Most people today constantly reach for their smartphones for instant answers and services. What’s the weather? Will Monique be joining us tomorrow? What’s the name of that song? And even if for people who don’t know how to use most smartphone features, they know how to send and receive texts.

176: Stop Networking — Start Applying Network Science to Transform Your Career and Leadership | with David Burkus

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This is a conversation about a book that’s not like any networking book you have read (or ignored) before. In fact, it’s not about networking; it’s about how networks actually work. Networking seems to many of us to be an insincere way to manipulate relationships for personal gain. And yet there is a significant body […] This is a conversation about a book that’s not like any networking book you have read (or ignored) before.

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179: Leading with Emotional Courage | with Peter Bregman

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You have the opportunity to lead: to show up with confidence, connected to others, and committed to a purpose in a way that inspires others to follow. But great leadership — leadership that aligns teams, inspires action, and achieves results — is hard. And what makes it hard isn’t theoretical, it’s practical. It’s not about […] You have the opportunity to lead: to show up with confidence, connected to others, and committed to a purpose in a way that inspires others to follow.

129: Stand Out – How to Be a Thought Leader | with Dorie Clark

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Many people in the business world believe that working hard will be enough to move their career forward.

GC28: Gamification in Human Resources | with Mario Herger

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The new book Gamification in Human Resources highlights several dozen examples of how organizations are using gamification throughout the employee life cycle to recruit, develop and evaluate talent – and it gives you the tools necessary to begin or expand your own gamification programs.

141: Hire, Develop, and Keep Great Employees | with Paul Falcone

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People power your business — and success can hinge on your hiring, inspiring, and keeping the right ones. As a leader, are you cultivating this vital resource? Is there more you could be doing? Are you just winging it?

156: The Leadership Gap — 7 Ways to Move Beyond It | with Lolly Daskal

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When successful people begin to feel uncertain or challenged at work, the one thing they want to know most is why things are going wrong after they have gone right for so long. Leaders tend to rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits.

169: Use a Success List (Instead of a To-do List)

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Instead of a to-do list, you need a success list — a list that is purposefully created around extraordinary results. A to-do list becomes a success list when you apply Pareto’s Principle to it. Does it seem like every day you and your team have more and more that “simply must get done”? Do you […] Instead of a to-do list, you need a success list — a list that is purposefully created around extraordinary results. A to-do list becomes a success list when you apply Pareto’s Principle to it.

115: The 4 Lenses of Innovation: Powering Your Team’s Creative Thinking | with Rowan Gibson

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You and everyone on your team has an “inner innovator,” a creative potential inside that can be unleashed and harnessed. With the right tools and a little practice, you and your team can improve your creative thinking skills.

GC32: Engaging Employees as Brand Ambassadors | with Ivan Tsarynny of PostBeyond

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Social media has a powerful effect on company sales and recruiting efforts. But just having a corporate communications person post things on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter doesn’t actually bring results. On social media, people pay attention to people, not to companies.

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145: Rethinking Accountability — How to Use It to Help Your People Unlock Their Strengths | with Jonathan Raymond

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Leaders everywhere talk about accountability, but nobody is defining what it really means — and more importantly, breaking it down into a set of skills that people could learn and apply. Accountability is about helping people unlock their strengths.

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126: Holacracy – An Agile Management System for a Rapidly Changing World | with Brian Robertson

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Holacracy is a fundamentally different “operating system” for organizations. Holacracy revolutionizes how a company is structured, how decisions are made, and how authority is distributed. Perhaps the best-known examples of companies who have adopted Holacracy are Zappos and David Allen Company. “No

28 Ways Leaders Re-charge Their Batteries: How to Increase Energy, Improve Mood, and Manage Stress

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In 2006, Google became concerned that their highly intelligent, passionate employees were burning out. The effect on Google was significant: illness, lost innovation (even though people still worked long hours), and turnover.

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110: Turning Followers into Leaders | with David Marquet

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How do you move people from being passive followers doing what they were told, to becoming proactive, engaged leaders themselves? We’ll give you a hint: It’s not about being visionary or giving the right orders. David Marquet is the author of Turn the Ship Around!:

174: Managing Willpower for What Matters Most

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Willpower is the ability to control yourself to determine your actions. It allows you (and your team) to accomplish what matters most to you — solving a business problem, losing weight, cornering the market, getting out of debt, etc. To control many of your actions, you can use selected disciplines to build a powerful habit. […] Willpower is the ability to control yourself to determine your actions.