Key Conversations for Leaders
The Risks, Rewards and Future of Remote Work with Laurel Farrer

The Risks, Rewards and Future of Remote Work with Laurel Farrer

October 16, 2020

As the Founder of Distribute Consulting and the Remote Work Association, Laurel Farrer she leverages virtual workforces to solve corporate and socioeconomic concerns. A global thought leader on the topic of remote work, Laurel collaborates with the world's leading businesses and governments to eliminate virtual worker discrimination, prevent policy retraction, increase remote job accessibility, train distributed leaders, and design economic initiatives. Laurel is also a Forbes Contributor.

 

 

Inside This Episode

  • The Global Implications of Remote Work
  • The Evolving Workplace
  • Managing the Pendulum of Change Management
  • Risk Factors for Remote Work Discrimination
  • Maintaining Engagement and Performance with Remote Work
  • Who Works Longer Hours? Remote or Onsite?
  • A Simple Strategy to Avoid Remote Burnout
  • The Truth About Working From Home
  • The Implicit Bias Impacting Remote Workers
  • Changing The Way We Measure Performance
  • Letting Results Speak For Themselves
  • The Future of Remote Work

 

Links:

www.laurelfarrer.com

https://www.distributeconsulting.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurel-farrer/

Twitter: @laurel_farrer

Heroic Leadership with Dr. Scott Allison

Heroic Leadership with Dr. Scott Allison

October 11, 2020

Scott is a Professor of Psychology, University of Richmond.  He has published over 100 articles and authored numerous books on heroism and leadership, including 'Heroes' and 'Heroic Leadership'.  His work has been featured in USA Today, NY Times, LA Times, NPR, and Psychology Today, among others.  He has received Richmond's Distinguished Educator Award and the Virginia Council of Higher Education's Outstanding Faculty Award.

We’ll be covering

  • Tapping Into Heroic Drive
  • The Power of Imperfection
  • The Role of Relatability
  • Heroism is Born From Adversity
  • Preparing for the Moment
  • The Human Journey is the Hero’s Journey
  • Why Learning About Heroism is Trans-Rational (and what that means)
  • The Connection Between Stories and Empathy
  • Accelerate Your Learning Through Fables
  • Courage In Today’s Corporate Environment
  • Leadership and Legacy
  • Finding Meaning in the Company’s Story
  • Roberto Clemente and the Heart of Leadership
  • Leaders Grow Leaders

Links:

Website: http://t.co/DI5HqDENuh?amp=1

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/heroes/

Twitter:  @HeroesToday

Books: Dr. Allison's Amazon Page

Authentic Leadership with Dr. Matthew Hurtienne

Authentic Leadership with Dr. Matthew Hurtienne

October 3, 2020

Dr. Matthew Hurtienne is the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs for the School of Business and Director of the Doctorate of Business Administration at Concordia University Wisconsin.  He is also the Director of Morph Advisors Consulting.

Inside This Episode

  • Becoming a Servant Leader
  • Planning For the Unknown
  • The Power of Scenario Planning
  • A Timeline of Creating Buy-In
  • Building Relationships with Authenticity
  • Creating a Culture of Transparency
  • The End of Punching In and Punching Out
  • Commitment, Engagement, and Retention
  • Adapting Your Leadership to Your Team
  • Overcoming Obstacles with Persistence
  • Balancing the Environment and the Individual
  • Creating A Unified Organization in a Polarized World
  • Humility, Learning, Adaptiveness, and Performance

Links:

Website: www.morphadvisors.com

LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewhurtienne/

Building Empowered Teams with Joseph Young

Building Empowered Teams with Joseph Young

September 26, 2020

Joseph Young is a Software Solutions Architect, founder and CEO of Kuvio Creative, a software, design, branding, and marketing company.  They are location-independent agency serving clients throughout the world.

Inside This Episode:

  • Lead Through Relationships, Not Roles
  • Creating More Results With Less Effort
  • Increasing Commitment Through Emergent Culture
  • Developing Your Mission, Vision, and Values
  • Stop Erasing the Majority of Your Company
  • Getting Into The Zone at 30,000 Feet
  • Creating A Self-Engaged Workforce
  • If You Want to Get, Learn to Give
  • Global Deference in Creating Empowerment
  • How Defining Your Own Title Creates Ownership

Links:

Website:  https://www.kuv.io/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/josephayoungmcsd/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MrJosephYoung

Email: joseph@kuviocreative.com

Work Life Play by Design with Aaron McHugh

Work Life Play by Design with Aaron McHugh

September 19, 2020

Aaron McHugh is a writer, podcaster, adventurer, and author of the best-selling book, Fire Your Boss: Discover Work You Love Without Quitting Your Job. He is mastering the art of living a sustainable work-life balance that constantly interweaves rhythms of play and adventure. That includes road trips in their 1974 VW Bus, aka The Joy Bus, catapulting them into many father-daughter adventures together.

Aaron works as an Affiliate Advisor to Aberkyn, a division of McKinsey & Co as a facilitator of transformation and executive coach.

Aaron loves ideas. He loves to dream up new adventures. He is a Starbucks French press coffee snob and is at his best if he gets out for his daily run. He works for a global change leadership consulting company alongside Work Life Play.

He and his wife Leith live in Colorado Springs, CO. They are celebrating twenty-five years of marriage in December. Their marriage has survived the death of their twelve-year-old daughter Hadley in 2011. Their twenty-two-year-old son Holden lives in Costa Mesa and is thriving in recovery three years clean and sober. Their youngest daughter lives at home still.

In 2015 they rebooted their lives, sold their house and all of their belongings to reboot their life and start their life over again. It hasn’t been easy, but they would do it again. They love traveling, drinking box wine and spending time with their creative, hilarious and courageous kids.

In Work, he’s covered the spectrum from ringing in the Opening Day trading bell at the London Stock Exchange to humble beginnings of selling office supplies door-to-door.

In Play, he’s an adventurer. He’s an Ironman triathlete, mountaineer, and is learning to surf. He recently accomplished a Life List dream of mountain biking the entire Colorado Trail from Durango to Denver.

Inside This Episode

  • Moving From Fear to Freedom
  • Optimize Your Life By Adding Play
  • Stop Keeping Score If You Really Want to Win
  • Creating Flow through Play
  • Getting Back Into Alignment
  • The Power of Developing Craftsmanship
  • When Is It OK to be a “B” Player?
  • Where is the Responsibility for Performance & Engagement?
  • Finding Your Spiritual Foundation
  • Goals, Purpose, and Meaning
  • How to Be a ‘Heretic’ By Questioning Constraints
  • Flipping Hardship Upside-Down

Links:

Aaron’s website: https://www.aaronmchugh.com/

Aaron’s Email: am@aaronmchugh.com

Aaron’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aarondmchugh/

Aaron’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/aarondmchugh

Aaron’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/worklifeplay

Aaron’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaronmchugh/

 

Evidence-Based Leadership with Dr. Scott Dust

Evidence-Based Leadership with Dr. Scott Dust

September 14, 2020

Scott B. Dust, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Management in the Farmer School of Business at Miami University (Oxford, OH). Dr. Dust is also the Chief Research Officer for Cloverleaf, a company whose technology helps organizations create better teams. His teaching, writing and consulting focus on evidence-based perspectives for leading oneself and others.  In addition to teaching, he leads evidence-based management workshop, has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles, and is a contributor for Psychology Today.

Inside This Episode

  • The Rise and Fall of Transformational Leadership
  • Adapting Your Leadership Style To The Times
  • What Is Ethical Leadership?
  • The Power of Being a Mindful Leader
  • The Future of Leadership
  • Employee Emotional Exhaustion & Signs of Burnout
  • Role Modeling Culture (They’re Always Watching)
  • Measuring The Effectiveness of Leadership Styles
  • Cultivating Productive Conflict
  • How to Avoid Group Think
  • The Effectiveness of Multi-Leader Teams
  • Flow and Peak Performance
  • Being vs. Doing Paradox
  • The Necessity for Emotional Intelligence

Links:

Website: https://www.scottdust.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-dust-6820534/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/scott_dust

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgVrB6DdggVILESe4ZjFtTA

Assessments: https://cloverleaf.me/

4 Themes of Excellence (Masterclass)

4 Themes of Excellence (Masterclass)

September 6, 2020

In this Key Conversations Masterclass, we explore the 4 Themes of Excellence.

 

Inside This Episode:

  • How Your Focus Determines Your Results
  • How We Perceive Reality
  • How Our Internal Experience Creates Our External Results
  • The Importance of Ownership
  • How to Stay In the Solution
  • The Control-Concern-Influence Model
  • The Performance Equation

Website: www.keyconvo.com/free

Make Better Decisions with Matt Confer

Make Better Decisions with Matt Confer

September 1, 2020

Matt Confer is VP of Strategy and Business Development at Abilitie where they use team-based simulation training to enhance leadership development.  He earned his MBA from Boston University while beginning his career with Deloitte Consulting.  He has a popular TedX talk called 3 Steps to Better Decision Making and he also hosts a leadership podcast called, “Learn to Lead.”

Inside This Episode

  1. Challenging the Constraints
  2. Define the Problem, Reframe It
  3. The Power of Discipline in Decision-Making
  4. Find a Better Lens
  5. Expanding Your Skillset in a Simulated Environment
  6. A Key Secret of Walt Disney’s Approach to Decisions
  7. The Downfall of Assuming Success
  8. The Bias Towards Self-Affirmation
  9. Watch and Listen Rather than Talk and Dictate
  • 3 Steps to Effective Decision-Making
  • How Missing the Details can Derail a Decision
  • The Benefits and Need for Virtual Training
  • The Cobra Effect
  • Trust and Transparency in Effective Leadership

Links:

Website: https://www.abilitie.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewconfer/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MatthewConfer

How We Perceive What We Believe with Dr. Suzy Siegle

How We Perceive What We Believe with Dr. Suzy Siegle

August 25, 2020

Dr. Suzy Siegle is an attorney, business professor, and entrepreneurship coach, holding an MBA, a law degree, as well as a doctorate in leadership and management.  As a researcher, she has spent the last decade researching locus of control psychology and is the creator of the Locus Mindset.  Today we’re going to be exploring the locus of control, what is it, why do we need it, and how can we use it to improve our mindset, our resilience, and our success.

 

Inside This Episode

  • The Power of Locus Mindset
  • What is a Locus Mindset?
  • How We Perceive What We Believe
  • Understanding the Non-Conscious Mind
  • How We Get Trapped In A Loop
  • The Conflict Between the Compass and the Magnet
  • Stop Outsourcing Your Emotions
  • Why Willpower Doesn't Work
  • It's Not the Event, It's the Decision
  • Change Your Energy to Change Your Results
  • The Core Responsibility of Leaders
  • Change Your Focus & Your Filters
  • Reclaiming Control

Links:

Website: www.locusmindset.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/suzysiegle/

Leadership Games: Victims, Villains, and Heroes with Ben Morton

Leadership Games: Victims, Villains, and Heroes with Ben Morton

August 18, 2020

Ben Morton is a sought after leadership mentor, coach and bestselling author.  After graduating from the Royal Military Academy, he served two tours in Iraq.  Ben went from the battlefield to the boardroom blending his military and corporate leadership training.  Disappointed by traditional leadership training, Ben started coaching and mentoring others to become the most authentic version of themselves as leaders.

 

Inside This Episode

  • Leadership from the Battlefield to the Boardroom
  • The True Stakes of Leadership
  • The Connection Between Empathy and Engagement
  • The Secret Ingredient of True Commitment
  • Why The Soft Skills Are Really the Hard Skills
  • The Need for Authentic Leadership
  • Identifying Your Leadership Identity
  • Learn From Others But Be Yourself
  • To Be Effective, Stop Hiding Behind Excuses
  • Victims, Villains, and Heroes
  • The Danger of Know-It-All Leaders
  • How Transparency Leads to Engaged Problem-Solving
  • Basics Done Well + Ruthless Consistency = High Performance
  • Communication Plus Planning in Execution

 

Links:

Website: www.ben-morton.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/benmortonleadership/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BMLeadership

Books: Mission Leadership

 

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