Episodes

Ep214: Pushing Through

July 27, 2021

Ever have to muster the energy to do something you don’t want to do, but really should do? How do you change your energy? And how do you know when it’s a losing battle? Why is that important for business?  What do you do when things just are...

Ep213: Replay - Hijacked Meetings

July 20, 2021

REPLAY OF EPISODE 75: Audience Q&As can quickly devolve. Someone wants to share a story instead of a question; someone else wants to demonstrate their own expertise and “teach from the seats”. No one seems to know how to ask a succinct and...

Ep212: Indecision & Pregrets

July 13, 2021

Have you ever found yourself saying “I’m going to regret this”, but doing it anyway? Let’s talk self-sabotage and the frustrating world of pregrets.  Why is that important for business?  Often, we think too much about the...

Ep211: Taxicab Lights & Opportunities

July 6, 2021

Opportunities, luck, and leaving room in your business life for what you actually enjoy – just a few of the things we need to talk about in this episode.  Why is that important for business?  “I skate to where the puck is going, not...

Ep210: Confidence & the Truest Expression of You

June 29, 2021

Can you build confidence directly, or do you have to come at it obliquely, through just being yourself? Let’s discuss. Why is that important for business?  People often think of confidence in terms of external validation, but if that’s the...

Ep209: Employee Engagement & You

June 22, 2021

Where does your responsibility to keep your employees end, and their responsibility to speak up start? Let’s sort that out in the next 20 minutes or so! Why is that important for business?  Trying to help an employee who seems unenthused find...

Ep208: Apologies Per Hour

June 15, 2021

This is a rant about a bad experience at the bank, but it also ends up being an important lesson about a metric you’ve probably never heard about: apologies per hour. Why is that important for business?  An interesting metric for a business to...

Ep207: On(board)gaming

June 8, 2021

Learning a new board game can be frustrating – it’s a lot of information to learn without any real context. And it might also reveal a lot about things in your business, like onboarding staff. Why is that important for business?  Just as it...

Ep206: Country Clubs & Company Culture

June 1, 2021

When you get a chance to be among random groups of strangers, it can quickly become clear that there are always commonalities that bind us. And we can learn a lot about company culture by observing our common needs and behaviors.  Why is that...

Ep205: Leadership & Responsibility During COVID

May 25, 2021

Leadership means making decisions for your company and everyone in it. And sometimes, especially when it comes to things like COVID and health, those decisions are extra challenging.  Why is that important for business?  When it comes to...

Ep204: Pastries and Perseverance

May 18, 2021

What can we learn from a software used to ring up pastries, that ends up helping with cancer treatment? If this episode is any indication, a lot.  Why is that important for business?  In Tokyo, a pastry shop in a train station wanted to make...

Ep203: The Sombrero on the Wall

May 11, 2021

Have you ever thought you nailed an interview – maybe even had a standing ovation-level interview – but still ended up in second place? Maybe went out and celebrated and got yourself a giant celebratory hat? Let’s talk about that hat, and what...

Ep202: Never-Ending Not Change

May 4, 2021

You can learn a lot about how to handle change (and seemingly never-ending not change) by taking two 20-hour train rides. Or you can just listen to Jodi’s story instead.  Why is that important for business?  Things feel like they are on...

Ep201: The Importance of Culture

April 27, 2021

Ever struggle between what’s best for your client, and what’s best for the culture of your organization? Both are critical to your long-term success, so let’s talk about how to navigate those decisions.  Why is that important for...

Ep200: Business Lessons from Scammers

April 20, 2021

Have you ever thought about a scammer, “you are very bad at your job?” What if, instead, it’s an issue of leadership at Scam Headquarters? What if scammers could use business coaches too?  Why is that important for business?  A scam is...

Ep199: The Next New Normal

April 13, 2021

What are you excited to return to, post-pandemic, and what parts do you plan to bring into your “new normal”? Sometimes, a meme can spark some really interesting conversations.  Why is that important for business?  We didn’t get a lot...

Ep198: Replay - In Sickness and In Health

April 6, 2021

REPLAY OF EPISODE 69: When illness befell the Hume household, Jodi learned an important lesson about empathy, and how bad we can be at empathizing if we haven’t experienced something for ourselves. It turns out, empathy involves more than...

Ep197: You-Shaped Feedback

March 30, 2021

How do you pick a mentor? What is necessary to being a good mentor? And do you still need a Sherpa if you have already summited the mountain? Why is that important for business?  Mentors or NA sponsors are something that successful people use to...