Episode 069: Yes, And. Using Improv to Build Collaboration

There’s a revolution going on at work.  How we learn, communicate and work is radically changing – even as we speak.  In this new world, professional success is often dependent on creativity, communication, and collaboration.  In this episode we explore how to use “Yes, and,” along with other improv techniques to develop the 3 C’s.

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Episode 068: How to Thrive in Option B

Sometimes life shoots a hole in Option A.  When that happens, we have to figure out how to live with Option B.  On today’s episode, we’ll explore what Sheryl Sandberg, Adam Grant, Glennon Doyle Melton, and Ann Voskamp have to say about dealing with the brokenness in our lives and thriving in Option B.

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Episode 067: The Power of Great Questions

The quality of your life is determined by the quality of your questions.  Part 2 of the discussion on how to hear the negative questions you’re asking and replace them with positive and powerful ones.

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Episode 066: To Have a Great Life, Ask Great Questions

The quality of your life is determined by the quality of your questions.  Most of those questions are subconscious.  If you start to pay attention, you may find that many are negative.  That’s what I found when I started listening to myself.  In this episode, we explore the anatomy of a good question.

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Episode 065: Life Happens. Sing Anyway.

Life happens.  When we’re the least prepared.  Whether we like it or not.  We’re going along, and BAM!  Something unexpected.  That knocks us off our feet.  The breath out of us.  Sometimes it even changes us.  Cause us to shrink inside.  Make ourselves smaller to try and dodge the next blow.  I’ve learned the hard way that when I protect myself I experience two losses – the original one and the loss of myself.  I’m learning to sing my own song, and let that song weave around all of my life.  Even the painful parts.  I invite you to lift your voice and sing your own song with faith and hope.

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Episode 064 – You’re Not Stuck With the Hand You’re Dealt

Have you ever looked at the cards you were dealt in a card game and wondered what on earth to do with them?  Well, in life you don’t have to settle for the hand you’ve been dealt.  You can change your life when you apply three powerful strategies.

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Episode 063 – How to Go Deep (and we’re not talking about submarines)

If you do what everyone else does, you’ll end up like…everyone else.  As Andy Andrews says, if you want to be different, you need to act different.  Be an Original.  What does it take to pull that off?  Deep work.  On today’s episode, I go deep on Cal Newport’s book called “Deep Work”, and share some observations of my own.

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Episode 062: Flow – The State of Optimal Experience

Have you ever done something where you lost all track of time?  You thought it was an hour and it was really 4?  The words, the drawing, the programming, or whatever, just seemed to flow?  And it was fun?  That’s flow at work.  On this episode, we talk together about how you can experience flow and why you want to.

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Episode 061: In This Brave New World, Be An Original

The rules of work have changed.  No longer is it enough to simply be good at what you do, keep your head down, and be loyal.  Those jobs are disappearing more quickly than the glaciers.  Becoming an Original can help you thrive in this new world.  On this episode we explore how you can use the ideas in Adam Grant’s book to develop your own originality.  (And you don’t have to wear funny glasses.)

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