Episodes

October 12, 2021

Ep225: Hoarding and Hermione

How do you strike the balance between keeping things that you might not ever need, and getting rid of things that you might regret not having? Why is that important for business?  Having exactly what you need but nothing extra is a Nirvana that...

October 05, 2021

Ep224: Do You Expect to Be Heard?

Do you expect to be heard? Or do you just assume that how things are is how they have to be? Why is that important for business?  Do you have a say or a voice? Do you expect to be heard? If your whole experience in life is being heard, then it is...

September 28, 2021

Ep223: Tight Glutes & Communicating Needs

Like all good lessons about asking for what you need in business, this lesson starts in a massage parlor.  Why is that important for business?  You need to be aware of your needs (in business and in life) and communicate them effectively....

September 21, 2021

Ep222: Wrestling with Adversity

When you find out you are riding with the descendent of a nationally acclaimed blind wrestler, you know you’re in for some stories. And it turns out, we can turn those stories into some business lessons! Why is that important for business? ...

September 14, 2021

Ep221: Replay - The Art of Finishing Well

We don't talk about endings enough, especially not ending things well, with as much celebration as we began them. And that is exactly what this episode is about. Why is that important for business?  Consider ending your business, or a product...

September 07, 2021

Ep220: Diversity of Thought vs. Culture

Whether it’s politics, sports or happy hour, sometimes your company culture can make others feel uncomfortable. At what point do you make changes to include people, and at what point is that watering down an important aspect of your culture? Why is...

August 31, 2021

Ep219: Board Games & Company Culture

Your company culture, a new board game, and all the ways they relate. Why is that important for business?  A new board game allows people to make choices that would benefit everyone. And more people were interested in taking that choice – to...

August 24, 2021

Ep218: Little Decisions Lead to Big Culture

Culture – whether in your business or in your family – isn’t just established in big picture planning. It is established in the little decisions that you make all the time about what’s important to you in the moment.  Why is that...

August 17, 2021

Ep217: Languishing Between Gears

Feel like you’re languishing right now in these uncertain times? Let’s talk about reframing that experience a bit.  Why is that important for business?  There is a lot of uncertainty in the world and in business right now – lots of...

August 10, 2021

Ep216: A Taste of Community

There are a lot of logistics to consider in coming back to work, but one thing you might not be thinking about is the change to community. Does community still matter, and how will it look different in a post-COVID world? Why is that important for...

August 03, 2021

Ep215: Practice, Risk & The Necessity of Failure

What if trying new things was like football training camp, and you had an audience – and even media – present while you were trying to figure things out? Wish you had time to practice something new in private instead? Maybe it’s not as simple as...

July 27, 2021

Ep214: Pushing Through

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...

July 20, 2021

Ep213: Replay - Hijacked Meetings

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...

July 13, 2021

Ep212: Indecision & Pregrets

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...

July 06, 2021

Ep211: Taxicab Lights & Opportunities

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...

June 29, 2021

Ep210: Confidence & the Truest Expression of You

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...

June 22, 2021

Ep209: Employee Engagement & You

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...

June 15, 2021

Ep208: Apologies Per Hour

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...

June 08, 2021

Ep207: On(board)gaming

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...

June 01, 2021

Ep206: Country Clubs & Company Culture

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...

May 25, 2021

Ep205: Leadership & Responsibility During COVID

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...

May 18, 2021

Ep204: Pastries and Perseverance

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...

May 11, 2021

Ep203: The Sombrero on the Wall

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...

May 04, 2021

Ep202: Never-Ending Not Change

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...