There's a hidden conversation that impacts the culture where you work. Most of us are completely unaware and therefore have forfeited the ability to choose how we contribute. In this episode, I'll explore the unbelievable power of words.Read More
Welcome to the Trench Tested Podcast. You don't have to have an earthquake to feel like you're leading in a disaster zone. When times get tough, some people become unstoppable. Hang around here and you'll find out how. Get ready to hear unforgettable stories, learn powerful strategies and get actionable ideas. You'll get a behind-the-scenes look at people who have been in the trenches and refused to give up. Their stories may make you a bit uncomfortable because they'll challenge you to stay engaged, do hard things and make a positive impact on the world. Welcome to Trench Tested.
I look forward your comments, insights, and ideas.
On this Mother's Day I've been pondering in the leadership lessons I learned from my mom. Well, she is actually my second mom and that's a big part of the story. I am where I am today because of her foundation of unstoppable love.Read More
If you understand how your brain works, you can expand the number of options you have when you’re feeling under pressure. Here are five steps that you can take next time you’re feeling stuck to unlock options you’d otherwise miss.Read More
There's been a lot of talk about Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and how it is a better predictor of success than IQ. Not only is Paul Peixoto is an expert in EQ, he has plenty of it to go around. Following this episode, you'll walk away with some practical ideas that you can put to work this week.Read More
Communication is challenging enough on a good day. When stress goes up, communication can go down. The results can snowball into an avalanche. David Maxfield, New York Times bestselling author, keynote speaker, and leading social scientist for organizational change shares insights that will improve your ability to adapt to change in the workplace (and at home for that matter). Whether you're a leader trying to lead under pressure or an employee trying to survive a leader that can't, David will share some practical tools that you'll be able to use this week.Read More
Dan Rockwell's blog has been listed as the #1 most shared leadership blog in the world. His posts are less than 250 words but these insights are highly concentrated and filled with gold. In this podcast Dan and I explore some of the most important leadership lessons that he's learned over the past 12 years since he started the blog.Read More
If you're getting discouraged because times are tough and you're wondering what you're doing wrong, this episode is for you. Michelle McQuaid has a wealth of information. She has been featured on Forbes, the Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, and others. She is a super-star in the world of positive psychology. Grab a cup of coffee and take a listen. You'll be glad you did.Read More
Life is like walking on a glacier. If you're smart, you'll rope up with other people. Too many people learn this the hard way. If you're feeling the pressure increasing in your life, it's time to rope up. Listen to this episode to understand why.Read More
As a leader, it is easy to get off course when the pressure increases. In retrospect it's obvious. In this episode, you'll learn how to increase your awareness so you can make adjustments and stay on course when times get tough.Read More
It's not the fact that disengaged employees are costing us $650 Billion a year, it's the rock in our shoe that drives us nuts. There is a story just below the surface that is making your job much more difficult.Read More
Art Markman, Ph.D., from the NPR podcast "Two Guys in Your Head" shares some great insights about how to take care of your brain when your job is difficult. His insights help people adapt and thrive when times are tough. We discuss some great pearls in this episode that you will be able to use today.Read More
People go into medicine because they want to make a difference. Just like any great story or movie, it isn't long before the hero runs into opposition. Just when things look like defeat seems inevitable, there is a glimmer of hope. There is a pivotal moment. In this episode, I talk about what it is going to take for us to pivot and change healthcare before it's too late.Read More
In the high-pressure world of Healthcare, we can use some good news. Dr. Daniel Friedland, one of the early pioneers in evidence-based medicine, shares some of his tremendous wisdom about leadership, burnout, and wellbeing. You'll enjoy his wonderful combination of compassion, insight, and knowledge.Read More
The mindset that we use at work determines the impact that we will have -- both positive and negative. If you're feeling burned out or ineffective at work, mindset is involved. If you've ever struggled to put others first at work (or at home for that matter), this episode is for you. In this episode, we are going to take a deeper look at the Controller's Mindset. We'll look at why we all use if from time to time, and what to do about it.Read More