85: “Earn Your Oxygen” with Jon Rennie, a former nuclear sub officer turned leadership expert

Jon Rennie is seriously one of the coolest guests I’ve interviewed…if you agree with me that a former U.S. Navy Cold War nuclear submarine officer who had seven deployments is a total badass! So, what does it mean to “earn your oxygen”? Well, on a nuclear sub a newbie is jokingly referred to as a NUB…

82: Team Resilience and Reframing Failure as Feedback with Executive Coach Julian Roberts

Today’s guest joins us from the U.K. with some great advice on team resilience, which remains prominent in the organizational zeitgeist post-pandemic and going into a potential recession (at least in the U.S.). Julian Roberts coaches high performing leaders, athletes, and teams with extreme ambitions and will “challenge their bullshit.” He is also the host…

The truth about coaching and engaging a younger workforce (and how to win them over)

As Millennials reach their 40s, Boomers are retiring in droves. Workforce demographics are shifting quicker than ever, and so are the expectations of the young workforce. While it may seem like an easy task to engage a younger workforce, it is usually anything but. Younger workers are making up a greater percentage of the workforce…

Male leader and employee having a one-on-one conversation in an office

5 proven tips to keep your employee check-ins productive and effective

  Rock cairns are a marker for adventure-junkies like me, showing the right way on a not-so-well-defined hiking trail. It’s a neat solution! So how does this rock cairn relate to employee check-ins? Leaders need to build a metaphorical cairn each time they check-in with employees. Never has the metaphor of “building cairns” been more…