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Episode 41: Bouncing Back from a Team Fallout confidence podcast Oct 04, 2022

As leaders you are bound to experience those moments when you are dealing with people and it all falls apart. You question your leadership and you wonder what you could have done differently. It shakes a leader’s confidence. I’ve often said that people are the reason we go into...

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Decision Making: Reiterating Before Implementing decision making innovation Sep 28, 2022

 Taking action is a critical aspect of innovation. We often think of introducing new ideas when we consider innovation, yet without action all the ideas fall flat and never emerge as true innovation. 

"Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things." ~Theodore...

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Episode 40: The Question You’ve Wanted to Ask confidence podcast Sep 27, 2022

When you’re wrestling with a question but can’t quite put it into words, what do you do? 

Frustration, uncertainty, lack of confidence are all clues that deep down there's a question that we haven’t yet found the answer to and maybe even have trouble articulating. So what...

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Episode 39: Traveling Through Transitions change podcast Sep 20, 2022

What do I need to know to navigate transitions well as a leader?

Personal and leadership transitions are a natural part of our lives as leaders. There is no question that at some point in your life and leadership you will be navigating transitions. Now imagine you are leading a whole group of...

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Decision Making: Testing The Idea decision making innovation Sep 14, 2022

Rather than a big move, small steps will give your idea the best chance to fully evolve. When embarking on something new there is much you don’t yet know and so much yet to learn. An experiment is exactly what you need to start off on the right foot and increase your chances of success.

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Episode 38: Shift the Negative Vibe on the Team Sep 13, 2022

Frustration is bound to happen at work. And that frustration can lead to complaining or blaming. If we stay in the valley too long, we’re bound to drag people down with us. Well, that’s the focus of our leader’s question today. Let’s listen in:

“Our team usually...

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Decision-Making: Selling the Idea decision making innovation Sep 07, 2022

While a foundational aspect of innovation is generating and vetting ideas . . . ideas alone are not enough to lead to action. Even when you've narrowed it down and decided on the idea you want to pursue, you likely have one more step before setting the action plan in motion: “Selling the...

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Episode 37: Matching the Team’s Talents to Tasks podcast team building Sep 06, 2022

When leaders are working from the gifts and talents that God has given them, they will contribute with more energy, go above and beyond, and stay motivated in the work they are doing. Even so, it’s likely that not everyone on your team has found their niche and is able to bring their best...

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Decision-Making: When You Get Stuck decision making innovation Aug 31, 2022

With the many decisions leaders make every day, some decisions are left hanging. Most of the time more information is needed or the timing is not quite right. Sometimes, though, the unmade decisions are left lingering and for teams working toward a purpose this can be frustrating or even...

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Episode 36: When You've Got Bad News to Share communication podcast Aug 30, 2022

A proposal we’ve been working on didn’t get approved. How do I break the bad news to the team?

One of those isolating experiences of leaders is the responsibility to deliver bad news. Often taking responsibility for doing the hard stuff even when it’s not on you. 

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Decision Making: Narrow Down the Decision decision making innovation Aug 24, 2022

Innovation is surfacing ideas, expanding on them, evaluating them, deciding what to try out, taking action, evaluating the experiments, and generating more ideas to make it better or do it differently. This cyclical process that is at the heart of innovation that leads to more thoughtful...

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Episode 35: A Non-Anxious Presence in an Anxious World Aug 23, 2022

"What advice would you give leaders – especially those entering leadership for the first time"

In this episode, we are joined by Jay Kim to answer our leadership question. Jay serves as lead pastor at WestGate, a multi-congregational church in the Silicon Valley of California. He's the...

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