Master of Business Leadership Podcast

By Phil Johnson

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The Master of Business Leadership program enables executives and their organizations to find their superpower. This happens during the process of reconnecting with their authenticity while developing their emotional intelligence. The MBL podcast highlights keystone foundations of the program and related topics. Guests of the podcast share their wealth of experiences and results.

Episode Date
MBL Minute: Wisdom, Experience And Perspective
05:15

MBL Minute: Wisdom, Experience And Perspective

 

Episode Notes

 

Wisdom and Experience

 

We need to improve our ability to make choices based upon wisdom rather than experience.  It is an awareness and understanding of the choices we are making and the effects of those choices.  Wisdom requires us to move beyond our paradigm and become more fully present.  Authentic emotionally intelligent individuals demonstrate enlightened wisdom through their actions.

 

Perspective

 

Seneca was one of the original stoic thinkers.  He was born in Spain and lived much of his life in Rome as an advisor to several emperors.  His timeless wisdom and advice has not grown stale in the nearly 2,000 years since it was written.  Anger can cause us to lose our perspective.  When we are angry we are no longer able to view things objectively.  We are unable to see the bigger picture because our mind has shifted into “survival” mode.  We cannot control our primal brain any more than we can control our digestion or heartbeat.

  

Thanks so much for listening!  If you like the show please subscribe to Master of Business Leadership and rate and review it wherever you get your podcasts.  It really does help new listeners discover the show.

 

iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/master-of-business-leadership-podcast/id1335503365

Stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/master-of-business-leadership?refid=stpr

Libsyn http://masterofbusinessleadership.libsyn.com

 

MBL Inc. www.MasterofBusinessLeadership.com

 

Phil Johnson on LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/philipjpjohnson

 

Music: https://www.bensound.com

Feb 18, 2019
MBL Minute: The Practice Of Mastery And Lincoln's Emotional Labor
06:12

MBL Minute: The Practice Of Mastery And Lincoln's Emotional Labor

 

Episode Notes

 

The Practice of Mastery

 

Every master has developed a strong emotional connection to the Vision of their desired result.  This is what creates the motivation to take action but it is the going practice of those actions that creates mastery.  We all aspire to mastery but the path is always long and sometimes rocky.  The master understands that the journey is the destination.  The achievement of goals is important but the key to mastery is not in the results obtained but rather in the process of achieving those results. 

 

Lincoln’s Emotional Labor

 

Abraham Lincoln often referred to givers as those with the courage to bringing forth the better angels of their nature.  Authentic leadership and emotional intelligence are developed by doing the emotional labor of moving through our fears as opposed to being controlled by them.  We all have challenging situations that leave us feeling tired or discouraged.  The following is a partial list on the many challenges Abraham Lincoln faced that required his emotional labor.  It is an example of how individuals and organizations can grow despite their challenges. 

  

Thanks so much for listening!  If you like the show please subscribe to Master of Business Leadership and rate and review it wherever you get your podcasts.  It really does help new listeners discover the show.

 

iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/master-of-business-leadership-podcast/id1335503365

Stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/master-of-business-leadership?refid=stpr

Libsyn http://masterofbusinessleadership.libsyn.com

 

MBL Inc. www.MasterofBusinessLeadership.com

 

Phil Johnson on LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/philipjpjohnson

 

Music: https://www.bensound.com

Feb 15, 2019
MBL Minute - Q And A Love and Hate In Leadership
06:34

MBL Minute: Q And A Love and Hate In Leadership

 

Episode Notes

 


In this excerpt from Episode 19, "The Future of Leadership" Phil Johnson discusses lowering walls and how that is a form of Love in the business environment.

 

  

Thanks so much for listening!  If you like the show please subscribe to Master of Business Leadership and rate and review it wherever you get your podcasts.  It really does help new listeners discover the show.

 

 

iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/master-of-business-leadership-podcast/id1335503365

Stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/master-of-business-leadership?refid=stpr

Libsyn http://masterofbusinessleadership.libsyn.com

 

MBL Inc. www.MasterofBusinessLeadership.com

 

Phil Johnson on LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/philipjpjohnson

 

Music http://www.bensound.com

 

Feb 14, 2019
MBL Minute: Training And Seek First To Understand
06:21

MBL Minute: Training And Seek First To Understand

 

Episode Notes

 

Training

 

“Training is like sweeping the floor.  Just because we’ve done it once, doesn’t mean the floor is clean forever.  Every day the dust comes back.  Every day we must sweep.”  Ryan Holiday  The same can be said for ego and the walls it creates within us.  Ego, left unchecked can destroy individuals and organizations.  Our ego is both the source of motivation and the barrier to our success.  The ongoing challenge we face is in learning how to succeed despite our ego. 

 

 

Seek First To Understand

 

Asking a good question can be more effective than making a statement or offering a solution.  The art of asking a good question can help focus awareness, thoughts and actions.  The following questions may provide you with some new insights and motivation on your journey to achieving your desired results. 

 

  

Thanks so much for listening!  If you like the show please subscribe to Master of Business Leadership and rate and review it wherever you get your podcasts.  It really does help new listeners discover the show.

 

iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/master-of-business-leadership-podcast/id1335503365

Stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/master-of-business-leadership?refid=stpr

Libsyn http://masterofbusinessleadership.libsyn.com

 

MBL Inc. www.MasterofBusinessLeadership.com

 

Phil Johnson on LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/philipjpjohnson

 

Music: https://www.bensound.com

 

Feb 13, 2019
Episode 29 - Town Halls
56:19

Episode #29: Town Halls

 

The town hall meeting is used by governments and companies as an informal way to address issues in their own community or organization.  An executive report is given and then individuals and guests have an opportunity to ask questions, talk about the issues they find important and discuss potential solutions.

 

A town hall is a place for a conversation and meaningful discussion.  Authentic emotionally intelligent leaders are able to look at the challenges and opportunities they face without resistance, judgement or attachment to outcome.  They are able to inspire trust and higher levels of engagement by communicating with openness, truth and passion.

 

The following comments are from Master of Business Leadership alumnus Bill Wiersma.  He is the Canadian Regional Account Manager at Flexera Software.  Bill has been leading sales and engineering teams for over 25 years.

 

  • A town hall should not be used to publicly address performance issues in front of the whole organization. The team or individual already knows that they have not performed to the expected level and calling out this poor performance only serves to lessen the willingness to be open and engage in the discussion.

 

  • Even if the overall tone of the town hall is downbeat due to poor results and targets you must still celebrate the successes. This serves to bolster engagement.  It is also a good time to acknowledge exceptional performance.

 

  • The success or failure of a town hall is determined well before the actual event. For example, if ideas for some issue or opportunity were requested in a previous town hall they should be reported on in subsequent town halls.  If the ideas are seen as going into a "black hole" then further requests may well be ignored.

 

  • Consistency:
  • The overall agenda should be consistent from meeting to meeting.
  • The participants that speak should also be consistent.  For example, if Sales or HR speaks; they should always have some time. 
  • The frequency of the meeting should be constant. If they are quarterly; hold them every quarter.  Do not skip because it could foster negative rumors and uncertainty.

 

  • The best town halls in my opinion were ones lead by a department head rather than the CEO or President. The CEO still has his or her "state of the union" but they do not monopolize the agenda.  This gives others a chance to step up. 

 

 

Special guest is Bill Wiersma https://www.linkedin.com/in/billwiersma/

 

  

Thanks so much for listening!  If you like the show please subscribe to Master of Business Leadership and rate and review it wherever you get your podcasts.  It really does help new listeners discover the show.

 

 

iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/master-of-business-leadership-podcast/id1335503365

 

Stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/master-of-business-leadership?refid=stpr

 

Libsyn http://masterofbusinessleadership.libsyn.com

 

Phil Johnson on LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/philipjpjohnson

 

 

Feb 12, 2019
MBL Minute: Decisions And A Billion Dollar Idea
06:44

MBL Minute: Decisions And A Billion Dollar Idea

 

Episode Notes

 

Decisions

 

In order to harness the power of decision making we need to understand what it means to make a decision.  A true decision means that we remove our self from any other possibility.  Yes means yes and no means no.    There is an additional element that must go hand in hand with a true decision and that is commitment.

 

 

A Billion Dollar Business Idea

 

It must have been frustrating for Henry Ford to discuss the emerging automotive industry with individuals who believed cars would never replace horses as the main form of transportation.  Revolutionary change has always been met with fear and skepticism by the masses.  We find it very difficult to embrace change and innovation.

  

Thanks so much for listening!  If you like the show please subscribe to Master of Business Leadership and rate and review it wherever you get your podcasts.  It really does help new listeners discover the show.

 

iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/master-of-business-leadership-podcast/id1335503365

Stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/master-of-business-leadership?refid=stpr

Libsyn http://masterofbusinessleadership.libsyn.com

 

MBL Inc. www.MasterofBusinessLeadership.com

 

Phil Johnson on LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/philipjpjohnson

 

Music: https://www.bensound.com

Feb 08, 2019
MBL Minute: Enjoying Our Fear And Learning
05:03

MBL Minute: Enjoying Our Fear And Learning

 

Episode Notes

 

Enjoying Our Fear

 Fear can take us to a lot of interesting places.  Learning how not to be afraid of our fear can help us to wake up and simply enjoy living in the moment.  It can enable us to slow down and have fun with those around us exactly where we are right now.  We can lead and inspire others to move in a positive direction by simply being more present.  Fear is like gravity, it is everywhere all the time.  The development of our authentic, emotionally intelligent leadership comes from mastering the ability to move through our fear. 

 

 

Learning

 There are two basic types of learning.  The first is the intellectual learning that occurs during the acquisition of knowledge.  The second is the experiential learning that happens when we put that knowledge into action.  The former requires our intellectual labor while the latter uses emotional labor.

  

Thanks so much for listening!  If you like the show please subscribe to Master of Business Leadership and rate and review it wherever you get your podcasts.  It really does help new listeners discover the show.

 

iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/master-of-business-leadership-podcast/id1335503365

Stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/master-of-business-leadership?refid=stpr

Libsyn http://masterofbusinessleadership.libsyn.com

 

MBL Inc. www.MasterofBusinessLeadership.com

 

Phil Johnson on LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/philipjpjohnson

 

Music: https://www.bensound.com

Feb 06, 2019
MBL Minute: Game Changer Bernard Klopfer
19:55

MBL Minute: Game Changer Bernard Klopfer

 

Episode Notes

 

Companies are beginning to focus less on real estate and more on people.  The executives who have chosen to develop their authenticity and emotional intelligence are creating game changing results.  They are creating a global mesh of trusted advisor networks.

 

When we burn trust we incur a “trust tax” on future interactions.  Conversely, as we earn trust by learning to lower our walls we earn a “trust dividend.”  It is the development of our authenticity and emotional intelligence that enables us to lower our walls while inspiring others to do the same.

 

Our special guest on this podcast is Bernard Klopfer (https://www.linkedin.com/in/bernard-klopfer-054354/).  Bernard is senior director of marketing and sales enablement at Jabil.  His impressive career comes from his blend of digital and communications strengths combined with a technology and engineering background.

  

Thanks so much for listening!  If you like the show please subscribe to Master of Business Leadership and rate and review it wherever you get your podcasts.  It really does help new listeners discover the show.

 

iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/master-of-business-leadership-podcast/id1335503365

Stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/master-of-business-leadership?refid=stpr

Libsyn http://masterofbusinessleadership.libsyn.com

 

MBL Inc. www.MasterofBusinessLeadership.com

 

Phil Johnson on LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/philipjpjohnson

 

 

Feb 05, 2019
MBL Minute: Consumers Are In Charge And Knowledge Vs Experience
05:33

MBL Minute: Consumers Are In Charge And Knowledge Vs Experience

 

Episode Notes

 


We are largely blind to a huge gap in our education and development.  This gap is responsible for the drama, chaos and conflict we have all experienced.  The work of closely this gap is being embraced by more and more individuals and organizations.  The evidence is overwhelming that authenticity and emotional intelligence training removes the drama, chaos and conflict found within organizations.  If you look around I am certain you can see lots of examples of the hidden and not so hidden costs created by the lack of authenticity and emotional intelligence.

 

Are we human beings seeking a spiritual experience or spiritual beings having a human experience?  I believe we are spiritual beings, made up of energy and vibration, who live for a relatively short period of time in human form.  When our physical form wears out we return to vibrational energy.  It would be helpful if we learned to experience greater present moment awareness and deepen the connection with our spiritual intelligence.  We can accomplish this by focusing on the stillness that is created within us as we become less resistive, judgmental and attached to outcome.  Our refusal to raise our walls and give away our energy to others is the key.

  

Thanks so much for listening!  If you like the show please subscribe to Master of Business Leadership and rate and review it wherever you get your podcasts.  It really does help new listeners discover the show.

 

 

iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/master-of-business-leadership-podcast/id1335503365

Stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/master-of-business-leadership?refid=stpr

Libsyn http://masterofbusinessleadership.libsyn.com

 

MBL Inc. www.MasterofBusinessLeadership.com

 

Phil Johnson on LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/philipjpjohnson

 

Feb 04, 2019
MBL Minute: The Matrix And Vibrational Energy
05:49

MBL Minute: The Matrix And Vibrational Energy

 

Episode Notes

 


We are largely blind to a huge gap in our education and development.  This gap is responsible for the drama, chaos and conflict we have all experienced.  The work of closely this gap is being embraced by more and more individuals and organizations.  The evidence is overwhelming that authenticity and emotional intelligence training removes the drama, chaos and conflict found within organizations.  If you look around I am certain you can see lots of examples of the hidden and not so hidden costs created by the lack of authenticity and emotional intelligence.

 

Are we human beings seeking a spiritual experience or spiritual beings having a human experience?  I believe we are spiritual beings, made up of energy and vibration, who live for a relatively short period of time in human form.  When our physical form wears out we return to vibrational energy.  It would be helpful if we learned to experience greater present moment awareness and deepen the connection with our spiritual intelligence.  We can accomplish this by focusing on the stillness that is created within us as we become less resistive, judgmental and attached to outcome.  Our refusal to raise our walls and give away our energy to others is the key.

  

Thanks so much for listening!  If you like the show please subscribe to Master of Business Leadership and rate and review it wherever you get your podcasts.  It really does help new listeners discover the show.

 

 

iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/master-of-business-leadership-podcast/id1335503365

Stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/master-of-business-leadership?refid=stpr

Libsyn http://masterofbusinessleadership.libsyn.com

 

MBL Inc. www.MasterofBusinessLeadership.com

 

Phil Johnson on LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/philipjpjohnson

Feb 01, 2019
MBL Minute: Q And A Proven Methodologies and Certainty For Execs
07:55

MBL Minute: Q And A Proven Methodologies and Certainty For Execs

 

Episode Notes

 


A look back at Episode 22, "Twelve Essentials for Change" where Phil Johnson and Arthur Geringas discuss the importance of having a proven methodology in the change process and how executives can be certain that the change initiatives are working.

 

  

Thanks so much for listening!  If you like the show please subscribe to Master of Business Leadership and rate and review it wherever you get your podcasts.  It really does help new listeners discover the show.

 

 

iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/master-of-business-leadership-podcast/id1335503365

Stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/master-of-business-leadership?refid=stpr

Libsyn http://masterofbusinessleadership.libsyn.com

 

MBL Inc. www.MasterofBusinessLeadership.com

 

Phil Johnson on LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/philipjpjohnson

 

Jan 31, 2019
MBL Minute: Progress and I Robot
05:52

MBL Minute: Progress and I Robot

 

Episode Notes

 


Progress is rarely if ever easy.  When we take two steps forward the status quo often pressures us to take one step back.  The recognition and acceptance of emotional intelligence as an essential 21 Century skill is working its way through the following progression.  Each revolutionary idea always starts out on the fringe of society.  It is importance not obvious, proven or readily explained.  Gradually that fringe idea begins to resonate with those in need.  Initially it may appear risky but today more and more individuals and organizations are recognizing its importance.

 

Over the past 200 million years we have evolved to behave like organic robots most of the time.  Automaticity is the mind’s process of gradually enslaving us to the actions we choose to practice each day.  Our results are merely a reflection of the habits we have developed and strengthened over time.  What we practice we become and what we become determines who we attract into our lives and who we attract determines our results and the quality of our life.  This unconscious process has been fundamental to our survival.  We are performing actions without actually thinking about them approximately 95% of the time.

  

Thanks so much for listening!  If you like the show please subscribe to Master of Business Leadership and rate and review it wherever you get your podcasts.  It really does help new listeners discover the show.

 

 

iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/master-of-business-leadership-podcast/id1335503365

Stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/master-of-business-leadership?refid=stpr

Libsyn http://masterofbusinessleadership.libsyn.com

 

MBL Inc. www.MasterofBusinessLeadership.com

 

Phil Johnson on LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/philipjpjohnson

Jan 30, 2019
Episode 28 - Angels, Demons And Middle Management
53:54

Episode #28: Angels, Demons And Middle Management

 

Management’s primary function is to maintain and improve upon the existing status quo.  In this process they are often pulled in the direction of the angels or demons within the organization.

 

Abraham Lincoln sometimes referred to certain people as those with the courage to bringing forth the better angels of their nature.  In contrast to these individuals, demons habitually hide their true intent to control and manipulate others. 

 

Demons lack the authenticity and emotional intelligence that is fundamental to inspirational leadership.  They create unsafe, toxic work environments where attempts to innovate and change go unrewarded.  They encourage drama, chaos and conflict.  Demons have the greatest difficulty embracing innovation and change.

 

Angels have discovered that the key better results is learning to lower their walls by becoming less resistive, judgmental and attached to outcome.  An organization can have the best strategic plan in the world but without a culture rooted in authenticity and emotional intelligence it will not succeed.

 

Today more and more companies are cultivating and promoting authenticity and emotional intelligence throughout their organizations.  Their better angels are emerging to out care their competition.   Generosity and compassion require courage and strength of purpose.  This is the key to higher levels of engagement, productivity and growth. 

 

Historically the market value of a company was often considered to be roughly twice its net asset value.  Now the market value of a growing number of companies is, in some cases, forty or fifty times their net asset value.  Why the change?  It is because the market is beginning to understand and value the importance of the human capital within an organization.

 

The development of the organization’s authenticity and emotionally intelligence is their key advantage in the marketplace.  It enables them to take action and in the process confront the fears, habits and perceptions that stand in the way of innovation and change.  It creates higher levels of engagement ensuring better results both now and in the future.

 

We are seeing a fundamental shift in organizational behavior.  A growing number of individuals and organizations are learning how to become more patient, connected and emotionally intelligent.  There are significant challenges associated with these shifts in behavior but the need and the results outweigh the emotional labor required to achieve them.  The development of our human potential will produce better results both now and in the future. 

 

The path to developing our emotional intelligence begins by visualizing what we want.  We must see what we want before we can start to bring it into reality.  We are doing one of the wisest things we can possibly do by working from the inside out.  Our current results are nothing more than the physical manifestation of our previous thoughts.

 

Our special guest is Mark Hughes, Director of Sales at ForcastEra.  He lives in the San Francisco Bay area. https://www.linkedin.com/in/88markhughes88/

  

Thanks so much for listening!  If you like the show please subscribe to Master of Business Leadership and rate and review it wherever you get your podcasts.  It really does help new listeners discover the show.

 

 

iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/master-of-business-leadership-podcast/id1335503365

 

Stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/master-of-business-leadership?refid=stpr

 

Libsyn http://masterofbusinessleadership.libsyn.com

 

Phil Johnson on LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/philipjpjohnson

Jan 28, 2019
MBL Minute: Moving Through Generations And The Magic Key
05:33

MBL Minute: Moving Through Generations And The Magic Key

 

Episode Notes

 


We are standing on the shoulders of all the generations that have come before us.  It is not enough for us to simply read about and admire their challenges and accomplishments. We have our own work to do just as they had their work to accomplish.  We can honor their efforts by working to develop our authenticity and emotional intelligence.

 

Experiencing the magic of living on purpose requires us to become comfortable with feeling uncomfortable.  Pursuing our passion creates and inspires magical results for us and those with whom we interact.  It is the greatest act of community service we can perform.  When we change our inner world our outer world changes as well.  It is important for us to both feel and understand the anxiety that change creates.  Our fear is the indication that are actions are taking us out of our comfort zones.  We must learn how to constructively experience and move through our fear and not be controlled by it.  This is what is referred to as emotional labor.

  

Thanks so much for listening!  If you like the show please subscribe to Master of Business Leadership and rate and review it wherever you get your podcasts.  It really does help new listeners discover the show.

 

 

iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/master-of-business-leadership-podcast/id1335503365

Stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/master-of-business-leadership?refid=stpr

Libsyn http://masterofbusinessleadership.libsyn.com

 

MBL Inc. www.MasterofBusinessLeadership.com

 

Phil Johnson on LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/philipjpjohnson

Jan 25, 2019
MBL Minute: Q and A Why Is Failure Important To Success
12:48

MBL Minute: Q and A Why Is Failure Important To Success

 

Episode Notes

 


A look back to the conversation from Episode 19, "The Future Of Leadership" where Phil Johnson and Arthur Geringas are discussing failure and having the perspective and perseverance to use it as a motivator to achieve a desired outcome.

 

  

Thanks so much for listening!  If you like the show please subscribe to Master of Business Leadership and rate and review it wherever you get your podcasts.  It really does help new listeners discover the show.

 

 

iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/master-of-business-leadership-podcast/id1335503365

Stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/master-of-business-leadership?refid=stpr

Libsyn http://masterofbusinessleadership.libsyn.com

 

MBL Inc. www.MasterofBusinessLeadership.com

 

Phil Johnson on LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/philipjpjohnson

 

Jan 24, 2019
MBL Minute: Ant Colonies And Wood vs Heat
05:21

MBL Minute: Ant Colonies And Wood vs Heat

 

Episode Notes

 


Companies need to focus less on growing their business and more on building organizations that can embrace change.  Any discussion about business, leadership and profit should include ants.  Ant colonies do not have bosses.  Every ant knows their job and they are able to do it without the drama, chaos and conflict we see in most organizations. 

 

Imagine that you are standing in front of a large fireplace with your arms full of wood. Using someone else’s actions to justify your lack of engagement is like saying to that fireplace “I’ll give you wood when you give me heat.”  Disheartened by others’ failure to give, we often stubbornly refuse to give of ourselves, resulting in a frustrating stalemate.  The answer isn’t to stop giving. It is to give more. Your level of engagement is always your choice, regardless of the circumstances.

  

Thanks so much for listening!  If you like the show please subscribe to Master of Business Leadership and rate and review it wherever you get your podcasts.  It really does help new listeners discover the show.

 

 

iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/master-of-business-leadership-podcast/id1335503365

Stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/master-of-business-leadership?refid=stpr

Libsyn http://masterofbusinessleadership.libsyn.com

 

MBL Inc. www.MasterofBusinessLeadership.com

 

Phil Johnson on LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/philipjpjohnson

Jan 23, 2019
MBL Minute: Q and A Controlling Others And Non-attatchment To Outcome
07:31

MBL Minute: Q and A Controlling Others And Non-attatchment To Outcome

 

Episode Notes

 


A look back to Episode 24, "Paradigm Shifts" where questions arose about how we attempt to control others and why non-attatchment to outcome is important.

 

  

Thanks so much for listening!  If you like the show please subscribe to Master of Business Leadership and rate and review it wherever you get your podcasts.  It really does help new listeners discover the show.

 

 

iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/master-of-business-leadership-podcast/id1335503365

Stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/master-of-business-leadership?refid=stpr

Libsyn http://masterofbusinessleadership.libsyn.com

 

MBL Inc. www.MasterofBusinessLeadership.com

 

Phil Johnson on LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/philipjpjohnson

 

 

Jan 22, 2019
MBL Minute: Loyalty Integrity And Reflections On Success
07:35

MBL Minute: Loyalty Integrity And Reflections On Success

 

Episode Notes

 


Loyalty and integrity are key virtues.  Their presence is reflected through the authenticity and emotional intelligence of our actions.  Clearly we are all works-in-progress when it comes to these key virtues.  ‘I trust you’ is the greatest compliment we can ever receive.  Trust is a gift that is given to us by others.  We need be able to demonstrate our trustworthiness in order to earn the trust of those we seek to serve.  Loyalty and integrity provide evidence of our trustworthiness. 

 

 

Success Q&A

  1. What do you want to achieve this year?
  2. This is where change begins.  An ongoing sense of urgency is essential for actions that lead you to better results.

 

  1. Why are better habits necessary to achieve better results?
  2. Because our current habits are getting us our current results.  They cannot get us better results.  If we want better results we need better habits.

  

Thanks so much for listening!  If you like the show please subscribe to Master of Business Leadership and rate and review it wherever you get your podcasts.  It really does help new listeners discover the show.

 

 

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Jan 21, 2019
MBL Minute: Know Your Why And Truth
04:53

MBL Minute: Know Your Why And Truth

 

Episode Notes

 


The emotional connection you have with the Vision of your desired results is the key to actually achieving those results.  It will keep you focused on the benefits and rewards while providing the grit to move through the inevitable challenges you will face along the way.  The lifelong journey toward better results, growth and enlightenment will involve several separate and distinct Visions.  Each of these “whys” will act as motivational stepping stones that will build upon the emotional labor required by the previous Visions that got you to this point on your journey.

 

Results do not tell the whole truth.  They often focus our attention while ignoring the process of achieving the actual result.  A “results of any cost” mentally invariably leads to the creation of toxic work environments and low levels of engagement.   Organizations, at their core were never built for change.  They were built around the ideology of control.  We need to change the way organizations change so that it is ahead of the curve and not the product of crises. 

  

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Jan 18, 2019
MBL Minute: Q And A Position Based Authority
05:36

MBL Minute: Q And A Position Based Authority

 

Episode Notes

 

This MBL Minute looks back to Episode 9, "Management, Leadership and Organizational Development" and looks at the topic of position based authority and offers some identifiers when this type of leadership may be occuring within organizations.

 


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Jan 17, 2019
MB Minute: Our Greatest Gift And Strong Leadership Personalities
05:07

MBL Minute: Our Greatest Gift And Strong Leadership Personalities

 

Episode Notes

 


One of our greatest gifts and powers is the ability to be objective when facing life’s many challenges.  This allows us the opportunity to move through our fear rather than being controlled by it on the way to better results.  Emotional intelligence enables us to feel our emotions while at the same time watching them unfold objectively without resistance, judgment or attachment to outcome.  Most of us are unprepared to handle the terrifying emotions that come from moving outside of our comfort zone. The process of developing our emotional intelligence can help to prepare our self for the accelerating changes we face.

 

I was recently asked if the world is experiencing a shortage of good leaders with strong personalities.  The following was my response.  There has always been a severe shortage of authentic emotionally intelligent leaders.  Each of these leaders have unique personalities that reflect their authenticity.  As a result, you could never confuse one authentic leader with another.

  

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Jan 16, 2019
MBL Minute: Game Changer Joanne Moretti
20:48

Episode Notes

 

Companies are beginning to focus less on real estate and more on people.  The executives who have chosen to develop their authenticity and emotional intelligence are creating game changing results.  They are creating a global mesh of trusted advisor networks.

 

 

Our MBL Game Changer highlighted on this Minute is Joanne Moretti  https://www.linkedin.com/in/joannemoretti/

 

Joanne's original interview aired with Episode 22, "Twelve Essentials For Change." As a senior executive Joanne has successfully led several global organizations during the past 30 years and is a strong advocate for the MBL program.

  

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Jan 15, 2019
Episode 27 - Value Creation
33:54

Episode #27: Value Creation

 

Historically the market value of a company was often considered to be roughly twice its net asset value.  Now the market value of a growing number of companies is, in some cases, forty or fifty times their net asset value.  Why the change?  It is because the market is beginning to understand and truly value the importance of the human capital within an organization.

 

There is a fundamental difference between knowing what to do and doing what we know.  The former involves intellectual labor while the latter requires our emotional labor.  Both types of work are important.  The two processes working together are designed to create the greatest market value.  

 

The education we received focused primarily on the intellectual labor of acquiring knowledge.  This has left a huge gap in our development.  The emotional intelligence that comes from doing emotional labor is essential to enable us to navigate through the challenges we face.  

 

Increasingly, individuals are being passed over for promotion because of a lack of emotional intelligence.   Emotional intelligence is developed from doing the emotional labor of doing what we think we know, from using the knowledge we have acquired.

 

Up until recently the main focus has been on doing intellectual labor within corporations.  There was little awareness or focus on the need for emotional intelligence.   As a result we see a much broader gap in the level of emotional intelligence among executives within organizations.

 

The authentic and emotionally intelligent among us have the potential to create the greatest value.  While those that focus primarily on doing intellectual labor will find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.

  

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Jan 14, 2019
MBL Minute: The Secret Sauce And The Marshmallow Experiment
05:11

MBL Minute: The Secret Sauce And The Marshmallow Experiment

 

Episode Notes

 


The word grit has often been used to refer to the secret sauce behind most high level achievement.  There has been no clear consensus about why only some people appear to have this ability.  In my experience, it is the practice of doing emotional labor that develops an individual’s grittiness.  It comes from a strong emotional connection to the Vision of a desired result.  It is your emotions, not our thoughts that is the primary driver of our behaviour. 

 

There are two fundamental choices we make that underlie all business and personal decisions.  The first involves the avoidance of potential pain and the second is the more challenging choice of delaying gratification in order to achieve an even greater purpose and result.  The marshmallow principle applies in almost every area of business and personal life.  Namely, the willingness and self-control to resist the urge for immediate gratification in order to obtain even greater future results.

  

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Jan 11, 2019
MBL Minute: Q and A Safe Work Environments
09:11

MBL Minute: Q and A Safe Work Environments

 

Episode Notes

 

This MBL Minute looks back to Episode 7, "The Primary Responsibility of Every Executive" and discusses some key aspects about how executives can cultivate safe working environments where innovation can be encouraged.

 


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Jan 10, 2019
MBL Minute: Handling Leadership And Changing Our Results
05:42

MBL Minute: Handling Leadership And Changing Our Results

 

Episode Notes

 


If you can handle being different, standing out from the crowd, your life should be quite interesting.  When you let your light shine you give others permission to do the same.  As you are liberated from your own fear your presence automatically liberates others.  When you move outside of your comfort zone the wolves around you will try to stop you from leading others in a better direction.   Wolves are cunning hunters that seek to feed off of fear by creating increasing amounts of drama, chaos, conflict and disengagement.  Trying to manage these symptoms while ignoring the root cause of the problem has become a dated and obsolete approach.  There is a better way.

 

Results always tell the truth.  Our view of reality has been conditioned by our paradigm.  By changing our habits we can change our level of awareness and results.  Our subconscious mind in programmed with what is called a paradigm.  Our paradigm determines our actions and how we use the vast majority of our energy each day.  It is our habitual control system that requires no conscious thought.  Any improvement in performance will only be temporary unless we change our paradigm.  Most of our existing habits have been programmed in us as a result of the environments into which we were born.  The conscious thoughts we think are in harmony with the unconscious habits of our paradigm.  We form ideas, behavioral patterns and results that are aligned with our current paradigm.

  

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Jan 09, 2019
MBL Minute: Q and A Vision And The Present Moment
07:42

MBL Minute: Q and A Vision And The Present Moment

 

Episode Notes

 

In this look back at Episode 23, "The Gift of Sight" Arthur Geringas and Phil Johnson discuss the nuances of maintaining the emotional attachment to the vision of a desired result while being aware of the current atmosphere within an organization.

 


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Jan 08, 2019
MBL Minute: Competition For Talent And Barrel Of Apples
05:36

MBL Minute: Competition For Talent And Barrel Of Apples

 

Episode Notes

 


Research has shown it typically takes an IQ of 110-120 to get an advanced college degree.  Up until now most companies have focused on an individual’s ability to do intellectual labor.  As a result there is little variation within an organization in intellectual ability at the executive level.  Further, there has been little or no consideration given to an individual’s level of authenticity and emotional intelligence.  So there is a much wider range of variation in authenticity and emotional intelligence among executives and other employees within an organization.

 

“One bad apple can spoil a barrel but one good egg does not make a dozen.”

 

It is much easier to remove toxic individuals from an organization although most people have the ability to change their behavior if they are motivated to do the work required.  Unfortunately toxic individuals often use their position based power to create drama, chaos and conflict within their organizations.  The results of this type of behavior and the culture it creates has become too costly to tolerate.

  

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Jan 07, 2019
MBL Minute - Character Patterns And Leadership In Crisis
05:27

MBL Minute: Character Patterns And Leadership In Crisis

 

Episode Notes

 


Character is developed over time by the habits we practice and engrave into our unconscious mind.  This is called automaticity.  It is the ability to do things without occupying the mind with the low-level details required, allowing it to become an automatic response pattern or habit.  The deliberate creation of conflict, chaos and drama for the purpose of manipulating others reflects a character lacking in authenticity and emotional intelligence.  An organization’s executives must lead the change process. Especially when it involves changes or disruption to the patterns that they have grown accustom.

 

Our institutions have proven incapable of providing the safety and inspirational leadership many of us seek.  We have a mistaken perception of power as external, something that needed to be acquired and controlled.  Authentic leadership requires a lifelong commitment to the practice of ongoing emotional labor.  Transcending our ego is the key to ending the drama, chaos and conflict we see everywhere.  The inherent dysfunction ego creates causes suffering to ourselves and others.  We cannot fight against ego and win, just as we cannot fight against our own darkness.

  

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Jan 04, 2019
MBL Minute: Q and A Resistance To Increasing Change
08:44

MBL Minute: Q and A The Program's Three Fundamental Starting Questions

 

Episode Notes

 


In this Question and Answer MBL Minute we look back to some conversations from feature length Episode 18 "Bio-hacking and EQ" and revisit the subject matter of why individuals demonstrate resistance to change and compare how current technology is forcing more change to occur than we are prepared for.


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Jan 03, 2019
MBL Minute: Health Insurance And Emotional Endorphins
05:22

MBL Minute: Health Insurance And Emotional Endorphins

 

Episode Notes

 


The work we love doing is not just a job, it is health insurance.  As we reconnect with our authentic selves and develop our emotional intelligence a healthy connection the brain’s pleasure neurotransmitters dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin is established.  We experience the joy and rewarding effects of living on purpose.  Our unconscious need to steal and control the energy of others comes from our unwillingness to do the emotional labor required to live of purpose.  The habit of giving away our energy and stealing the energy of others is the root cause that underlies all drama, chaos and conflict.

 

Whether it is running in a race or performing some other type of physical challenge, our body has developed the ability to produce chemical endorphins that temporarily mask physical pain.  This enables us to continue moving forward toward the achievement of our desired results.  In a similar way we can develop our emotional endorphins, through the practice of doing emotional labor.  This enables us to move through the stress and anxiety change produces toward our desired results.  Taking action that regularly moves us out of our comfort zone helps to reduce the drama, chaos and conflict in our lives.  It increases our awareness and focuses our attention on the task at hand while generating positive emotions.

  

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Jan 02, 2019
MBL Minute: Q and A The Program's Three Fundamental Starting Questions
08:26

MBL Minute: Q and A The Program's Three Fundamental Starting Questions

 

Episode Notes

 


In this Question and Answer MBL Minute we reflect on the Episode 1 of the MBL Podcast - the inaugural podcast - "What is the MBL"  and begin a new year by reflecting on the MBL Program's three fundamental starting questions.

 

  

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Jan 01, 2019
MBL Minute: Q and A MBL The Program's Three Starting Questions

MBL Minute: Q and A MBL The Program's Three Starting Questions

 

Episode Notes

 


In this Question and Answer MBL Minute we reflect on the Episode 1 of the MBL Podcast - the inaugural podcast - "What is the MBL"  and begin a new year by reflecting on the MBL Program's three fundamental starting questions.

 

  

Thanks so much for listening!  If you like the show please subscribe to Master of Business Leadership and rate and review it wherever you get your podcasts.  It really does help new listeners discover the show.

 

 

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Jan 01, 2019
Episode 26 - Resolutions
38:28

Episode #26: Resolutions

 

In this feature length episode Arthur Geringas and Phil Johnson close out 2018 with a conversation about "Resolutions". Determined changes in behaviour that are commonly made after New Years Eve and expand on some fundamental elements for those resolutions to be successful.

 

At the denouement of this first year of episodes some personal notes regarding the Master of Business Leadership Podcast from Phil Johnson:

 

"Well it’s been an amazing year since we began the Master of Business Leadership podcast on January 15, 2018.  We are very grateful our broadcasts have reached over 32,000 listeners in 115 countries.

 

The podcast was intended to address and bring attention to a fundamental gap in our education and development.  Our primary focus has been on the need for authentic, emotionally intelligent leadership.  With over 18 years as an executive coaching experience I can safely state the lack of authentic, emotionally intelligent leadership is the root cause for most of the drama, chaos and conflict we see in individuals and organizations.

 

As part of our podcast during this past year we interviewed 22 business executives.  They have each shared their MBL journeys, insights and challenges with our listeners.  Even though the emotional labor required has been significant so have the rewards.

 

Our discussions have included;

 

Ø  The Tsunami Of Change Before Us (Episode 2)

Ø  The Need For More Sheepdogs (Episode 3)

Ø  How To Our Care The Competition (Episode 5)

Ø  The Primary Responsibility of Every Executive (Episode 7)

Ø  Organizational Development (Episode 8)

Ø  HR Executives and Human Potential (Episode 10)

Ø  Management vs. Leadership (Episode 12)

Ø  Peak Performance (Episode 13)

Ø  Employee Engagement (Episode 16)

Ø  The Future of Leadership (Episode 19)

Ø  Career Advancement (Episode 20)

Ø  The Twelve Change Essentials (Episode 22)

Ø  Paradigm Shifts (Episode 24)

 

 

In our first season we focused on the need for and the challenges associated with the development of authentic, emotionally intelligent leadership.  In the coming year our focus will be on the magic this process creates.

 

 

As we begin our 2nd season we want to thank our listeners for their continued interest and support."  

  

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Dec 31, 2018
MBL Minute: Personal Success And EQ Questions To Ask
05:43

MBL Minute: Personal Success And EQ Questions To Ask

 

Episode Notes

 


Success in the short term can be obtained by simple changes in our brain’s chemistry.  But these changes are only temporary.  In order for sustainable business and personal success to occur deliberate practice is required.  Nothing is more effective and creating sustainable change than deliberate practice.  The bottom line is that we have to do the work.  Even with the proper coaching and a proven methodology we still have to do the ongoing emotional labor change requires.

 

As we move forward during these rapidly changing times, EI is proving to be a major factor in our individual and organizational success.  The World Economic Forum has declared emotional intelligence will be a Top-10 career skill by 2020.

  

Thanks so much for listening!  If you like the show please subscribe to Master of Business Leadership and rate and review it wherever you get your podcasts.  It really does help new listeners discover the show.

 

 

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Dec 26, 2018
MBL Minute: The Success Tool Belt And Do Better Feel Better
05:20

MBL Minute: The Success Tool Belt And Do Better Feel Better

 

Episode Notes

 


Our tool belt of skills and abilities is made up of our physical body, our brain and our emotions.  These are the tools human evolution has given us to express our unique energy and results.  They are each important and need to be developed and cared for but they are only tools, they are not our authentic selves.

 

Our actions that determine our emotions and our thoughts.  We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are based upon our actions.  When we limit our dreams by placing artificial boundaries around them we are cheating our self and others of the best possible self.  The boundaries we have created are not real.  They are reflections of a set of limiting beliefs we each carry within us.  Beliefs that may have been passed down from generation to generation before us.

  

Thanks so much for listening!  If you like the show please subscribe to Master of Business Leadership and rate and review it wherever you get your podcasts.  It really does help new listeners discover the show.

 

 

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Dec 24, 2018
MBL Minute: Q and A Leaps Of Faith
08:30

MBL Minute: Q and A Leaps Of Faith

 

Episode Notes

This Q and A MBL Minute looks back to Episode 21, "Sherpa Guides" where Arthur Geringas and Phil Johnson review the importance of having a mentor with a proven methodology (a sherpa guide) and the necessity to lower ones walls and to sometimes take a leap of faith in the journey towards authentic leadership.

 

The development of authentic emotionally intelligent leadership requires a personal revolution in our way of being in the world.  It requires the courage to accurately perceive our reality.  We need to connect with our internal desire to achieve better results. To take action and in the process confront the fears, habits and perceptions that stand in our way.  The ultimate battles we will fight are internal conflicts even though they may have been triggered by external events. The personal victories and the lessons learned will move us toward greater awareness and wisdom.  We must decide to become who we truly are and recognize our inter-connectedness with each other. By resisting this journey and emotional labor that it will require we risk our greatest vulnerability as individuals and organizations.  It is only by taking the leap of faith that personal revolution requires that we discover our greatest power and invulnerability.

  

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Dec 21, 2018
MBL Minute: Shattering The Puzzle And Becoming Self Possessed
05:02

MBL Minute: Shattering The Puzzle And Becoming Self Possessed

 

Episode Notes

 


We have to take the puzzle of our life apart before we can put it back together again the way we were meant to be in the world.  The motivation it takes to do the emotional labor required to make this happen will come from either one of two places, either our pain or our passion.  As our life comes together so will our world.

 

Being self-possessed is a heroic way of living.  It means we are not looking to the world to tell us who we are.  We do not need external validation and that we are comfortable in our own skin.  The armor of being self-possessed enables us to stand back from the world and view it more objectively.  This leads to greater kindness, generosity and bravery toward others. 

  

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Dec 20, 2018
MBL Minute: Q and A What Is An Amygdala Hijack
08:38

MBL Minute: Q and A What Is An Amygdala Hijack

 

Episode Notes

This Q and A MBL Minute looks back to Episode 11 "The Burden of Proof" where Arthur Geringas and Phil Johnson discuss what amygdala hijacks are and how they affect workplace engagement.

 

Phil Johnson and Arthur Geringas discuss the small area in the brain called the amygdala which is thought to be a part of the limbic system and plays a part in the processing of emotions. The conversation expands to the amygdala's effects on our behaviour. Every time a change moves us out of our comfort zone we feel discomfort.  Usually this takes the form increased fear or anxiety which often presents itself as anger.  We see the unfortunate results of these hijacks every day. 

  

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Dec 19, 2018
Episode 25 - Your Perspective
44:51

Episode #25: Your Perspective

 

What you see is going to change as you change.  Your perspective is based upon where you are on the journey toward the Vision of your desired results. 

 

Anything truly worth doing is going to be hard.  No journey is the same for every person.  There is no check list or one-size-fits-all template for your success.  As your perspective begins to change it will open up broader and broader possibilities of what is possible for you.  You will have your own unique challenges and opportunities along the way. 

 

We are really bad at visualizing the future.  You have no idea of what you are really capable of or that your future holds.  The good news is that you do not need to know how you will succeed in order to believe you will be successful.  Set your sights high, get started and never give up.  Your results will amaze you. 

 

Our energy level is the compass we can all use to help us better understand our choices.  Actions that reflect our authentic, emotionally intelligent self are of a higher frequency than those that cause us to give away our energy. 

 

We have evolved as far as intellect alone will take us.  We are moving from the view and pursuit of power as external to the pursuit of our authentic internal power.  We are becoming less resistive, judgmental or attached to outcome.  This journey is not about changing who we are, it is about being who we are.

 

Our special guest is David Ly ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidhly/ ) Davis is Head of Americas and Public sector marketing and account development at FireEye.

 

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Dec 18, 2018
MBL Minute: Disruptive Times And Story Telling Narratives
06:03

MBL Minute: Disruptive Times And Story Telling Narratives

 

Episode Notes

 


We are living in one of the most disruptive times in our history.  These changes are so fast and profound that every aspect of our society is being transformed, from technology to our economies, governments and social groups.

 

The stories we tell ourselves determine and reinforce our behaviors and results.  The actions we take or avoid become the stories we tell ourselves.  If we want something we have never had before we are going to have to do something we have never done before to get it.  Those actions will change our stories, behaviors and results.

  

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Dec 14, 2018
MBL Minute: Q and A Micro Skills And Habit Stacking
09:06

MBL Minute: Q and A Micro Skills And Habit Stacking

 

Episode Notes

This MBL Minute looks back to episode 17 ·Choose Yourself·. Phil Johnson and Arthur Geringas discuss the ideas of habit stacking and micro skills and how they are developed through the MBL program.

 

Phil Johnson and Arthur Geringas discuss the ideas of habit stacking and micro skills and how they are developed through the MBL program.

  

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Dec 13, 2018
MBL Minute: Chemical Rewards Inner Peace And Embracing Tension
06:05

MBL Minute: Chemical Rewards Inner Peace And Embracing Tension

 

Episode Notes

 


When we find the peace within our self we can live in peace with others.  Happiness is a chemical reward within our brain that is fleeting, it comes and goes.  Inner peace is what we are looking for but we mistakenly think of it as happiness.

 

The tension anxiety creates is not to be denied, it is to be sought out.  Handled correctly, it is the essential key to better results and should be embraced rather than avoided.  When we are creating tension, on some level, we are creating change.

  

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Dec 12, 2018
MBL Minute: Q and A Mindful Versus Minds Full
08:53

MBL Minute: Q and A Mindful Versus Minds Full

 

Episode Notes

 

Earth is about 4 ½ billion years old.  Life has been on the planet for about 3.8 billion years.  Homo sapiens have been here for about 200 thousand of those years.   Another way to understand this a bit better is that if we say that Earth of about 1 day old, humans are about 3.76 seconds old.  

 

In this relatively brief time we have had a dramatic impact on every aspect of life on this planet.  We are having a big impact and we are doing it incredibly quickly.  Most of us would be surprised to realize how little time we spend being mindfully present in our thoughts.  Our mind spends most of its time focused on past or potentially future events.  

 

When we practice being mindfully present we have a greater awareness of what is going on in and around us.  When our minds are full, focused on past or future events, the opposite is true.  When we try to change others instead of our self, the results are often drama, chaos, and conflict.

 

Becoming more mindful will enable us to make better choices.  By the end of this century we will be approaching 11 billion consumers of the Earth’s increasingly scarce resources.  In relative terms we have only been on the planet for a few seconds.  The choices we make in the next few seconds are going to have a ripple effect for generations to come.

  

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Dec 11, 2018
MBL Minute: The Future Of Work And Leadership
05:08

MBL Minute: The Future Of Work And Leadership

 

Episode Notes

 


Most of us are addicted to working.  It provides us with physical and emotional rewards that add meaning to our lives.  When people are denied to opportunity to do meaningful work it can often lead to depression.   Increasingly AI is automating and eliminating much of the repetitive human labor being performed today.

 

Authentic emotionally intelligent leadership is not related to an event or point in time, it reflects a particular kind of lifestyle.  It is our ongoing actions and emotional labor that develop our authentic leadership and emotional intelligence.  Our leadership evolves as part of an ongoing experiential journey.

  

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Dec 10, 2018
MBL Minute: Freedom Of Choice And Our Primal Battle
05:11

MBL Minute: Freedom Of Choice And Our Primal Battle

 

Episode Notes

 


The ability to choose how we are going to show up and behave in each moment is our greatest gift and power.  Nobody can take this power from us unless we decide to give it away to them.  When this happens it is because of our mistaken belief that power as an external force, something that we need to acquire and control.

 

We are in the midst of an ongoing battle, driven by fear, between darkness and light.  We do not have to live in that darkness but we do need to handle it, we do need to face it.  When the sheepdogs among us do not show up the wolves win.  Sheepdogs need to shine their light into the darkness that the wolves create.

  

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Dec 07, 2018
MBL Minute: Q and A about Active Disengagment And Action Plan for Executives
07:13

MBL Minute: Q and A about Active Disengagment And Action Plan for Executives

 

Episode Notes

This MBL Minute highlights a conversation from feature length Episode #16 of the MBL Podcast. For more insight have another listen to "Employee Engagement".

 

Phil Johnson and Arthur Geringas discuss the difference between disengaged team members and those that are actively disengaged and also highlight an emotional intelligence action plan for executives and organizational leaders.

  

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Dec 06, 2018
MBL Minute: Fear And Loving Friendships
05:14

MBL Minute: Fear And Loving Friendships

 

Episode Notes

 


Appealing to someone’s fear will always win in the short term.  It is the easiest emotion to arouse.  Our brain has evolved to scan constantly for potential threats.  It defines a threat as anything related to a past pain.  Pain is a valuable tool that wires the brain to avoid future pain. It works without conscious intent as your brain scans the world for information relevant to our continued survival.

 

A loving friend would never ask someone to not be themselves.  The actions of a loving friend encourage the inspire us to want to be our most authentic selves.  Learning to lower our walls is the key.  We need to shed the walls of resistance, judgment and attachment to outcome that have been built up over time which separates us from our authentic selves. 

  

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Dec 05, 2018
Episode 24 - Paradigm Shifts
54:11

Episode #24: Paradigm Shifts

 

A paradigm is a mental program that has almost exclusive control over our habitual behavior.  And, almost all of our behavior is habitual.  Our challenge is not a lack of knowledge, it is our ability to use the knowledge that we already possess.  If we do not change our paradigm nothing changes.

 

In order to change our results we need to change our underlying paradigm.  Paradigm shifts are the result of making different choices and the corresponding shift in behavior that occurs when we make those choices.  This requires the ongoing, deliberate practice of those new actions. 

 

A growing number of individuals and organizations are learning how to become more authentic and emotionally intelligent.  This is creating a paradigm shift.  There are significant challenges associated with these behavioral shifts but the need and the positive results that are being achieved outweigh the emotional labor required to achieve them.

 

The willingness to do emotional labor is the key.  It is the courage and willingness to be in the muck and discomfort of the fear that changing our actions creates.  This is how we change our paradigms.  We were never taught the importance or the difficulty involved in doing this type of work.  This has kept us stuck in our current paradigm, wanting but never able to achieve those results.

 

We must be willing to move through our fear toward the Vision of our desired results.  Our current paradigm reflects the set of habits that we have created.  They are the source of both our success and our limitations.  They determine what we believe to be possible and impossible for us.  In order to change our results we need to shift our underlying paradigm.  The Master of Business Leadership is a powerful coaching program that creates paradigm shifts necessary for better results.

 

Our special guest is Ken Gans (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ken-gans-7340a55/).  Ken is the Senior Manager, IT Strategic Planning at Hitachi High Technologies America. 

 

 

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Dec 03, 2018
MBL Minute: Building Our EQ Muscles And We Rise To Our Level Of Fear
05:31

MBL Minute: Building Our EQ Muscles And We Rise To Our Level Of Fear

 

Episode Notes

 


We build our emotional intelligence muscles by doing emotional labor.  No one can appreciate the value and the importance of emotional labor more than the individuals who are actually doing this type of work.  As the rate of innovation and change continues to accelerate the importance of emotional labor and intelligence is becoming more apparent. 

 

Resistance to change has developed as a means of ensuring our survival.  The anxiety we feel when we step outside of our cave or comfort zone is a barrier to innovation and change.  The development of our emotional intelligence enables us to move through our fear rather than being controlled by that fear.

  

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Nov 30, 2018
MBL Minute: Occasional Leadership And Understanding Emotionally
06:10

MBL Minute: Occasional Leadership And Understanding Emotionally

 

Episode Notes

 


If we practice our leadership only occasionally we will not inspire others to lead.  Leadership is about transition.  It requires the continual practice of learning to lower our walls by becoming less resistive, judgement and attached to outcome. 

 

Our ability to connect with our emotions comes from what we do, our actions, not what we think.  We turn thoughts into things and Vision into reality by taking action that often requires us to move outside of our comfort zone.  If we know exactly what we want we can achieve it once we have established a strong emotional attachment to that desired result. 

  

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Nov 28, 2018
MBL Minute: Q and A Trusted Advisor Relationships And Risking Failure
07:10

MBL Minute: Q and A Trusted Advisor Relationships And Risking Failure

 

Episode Notes

This MBL Minute highlights a conversation from feature length Episode #5 of the MBL Podcast. For more insight have another listen to "How to Out Care The Competition"

 

Learning how to lower our walls is the key to our success.  We burn trust 5-7 times faster than our actions can actually earn the trust of others.  That means is if our walls are up just 15% of the time we are actually damaging the very relationships we are trying to cultivate.  When our walls go up, for whatever reason, we are giving away our energy and burning the trust of those we seek to serve. The relationships we have with others is our most valuable asset. It is why we strive to cultivate trusted advisors relationships. 

  

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Nov 26, 2018
MBL Minute: Power Of Dedicated Practice And Uncovering Your Super Power
06:06

MBL Minute: Power Of Dedicated Practice And Uncovering Your Super Power

 

Episode Notes

 


There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.  A desire for better results requires a lifetime commitment to a daily practice of self-improvement.  Change professionals recognize that change is a way of living that needs to be practiced consistently.  It has to be built into your life as a dedicated practice because consistency makes all the difference in the world. 

 

The process of reconnecting with your authenticity while developing your emotional intelligence will uncover your superpower.  Your superpower provides you with a primal sense of connectedness and authenticity, “This is the real me.”  It creates a yearning to find new ways to express that power.  You feel invigorated when you use your superpower to serve others.

  

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Nov 23, 2018
MBL Minute: New Habit Mastery And Soft Skills
05:54

MBL Minute: New Habit Mastery And Soft Skills

 

Episode Notes

 


The key to habit mastery is the dedicated ongoing practice of the new action.  If we want better results we need to develop better habits.  At first, this may sound obvious but it is far from easy.  There is significant biological (internal) and sociological (external) resistance to our development of any new habit.  The process requires emotional labor of leaving our comfort zone repeatedly over time.  This is how we develop new habit mastery.  Habituation or automaticity is the process that our mind uses to create mastery over the actions we practice each day. 

 

World Economic Forum has declared emotional intelligence will be a Top-10 required skill by 2020.  Lack of knowledge is not what is holding us back from the results we desire.  It is our emotional fear of change.   The measurement of profit and loss has given executives a great place to hide their fear of change.  It is the simplest measurement in the world.  Just keep making your budget numbers and nothing else matters.

  

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Nov 21, 2018
Episode 23 - The Gift Of Sight
49:27

Episode #23: The Gift Of Sight

 

We do not see with our eyes, we see with our brain.  If we want better results we need to first change the neural network patterns in our brain so that we can “see” our desired results prior to bringing them into reality.  We must begin this change process with the end in mind.  We do this by creating a strong emotional connection to the Vision of our desired results. What we think about we bring about.  We then need to develop the goals and a dedicated daily practice to help us achieve those results. 

 

Our brain’s reticular activation system (RAS) is the gateway through which information enters our conscious mind from our unconscious mind that sees it first.  The RAS filters the incoming information and affects what we “see” and pay attention to and is based upon your internal dialogue.  We can program the reticular activating system by choosing the messages we send from our conscious to our unconscious mind.  We can achieve any realistic goal if we do the emotional labor of staying focused on that goal.

 

We each have our own set of unconscious habits that reflect what we believe is our winning strategy for success.  We did not design our winning strategy, it designed us.  It is the source of both our current success and the roadblock to better results.  It focuses our attention and determines our behavior.  It shapes our actions and determines what is possible or impossible for us as individuals or organizations.  Our winning strategy is the source of what we do and who we are choosing to be in this moment.

 

Our unconscious drive to make some ideas win and others lose is referred to as motivated reasoning.  It is a built in fear-based drive to attack or defend our view of reality.  We may think we are being objective but in truth we have been blinded by the rational-lies we are telling ourselves.

 

When our steadfast opinions are tested do we try to defend our beliefs or do we want to see the world as clearly as possibly?  Are we trying to change others and control our environment because of an unwillingness to do the emotional labor of changing our self?

 

We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are.  If we want to see the true reality instead of merely our reality we need to reconnect with our authentic self and develop our emotional intelligence.  We do this by lowing our walls as we learn to become less resistive, judgmental and attached to outcome.

 

Our special guest is Penny Dickenson.  Penny has enjoyed a successful advertising sales career in Toronto for 32 years. 

 

 

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Nov 19, 2018
MBL Minute: Unlocking Our Human Potential And The Physics Of Authenticity
07:47

MBL Minute: Unlocking Our Human Potential And The Physics Of Authenticity

 

Episode Notes

 


It’s time to realize that the development of our authenticity and emotional intelligence is our greatest asset and investment.  We need to break with the old industrial control management model that treats chairs, buildings and land as assets and people as expenses.  Nowadays, almost everyone feels tremendous pressure to produce more for less.  At the same time, the vast majority of people are not using their passion and talents to the fullest potential.  There is profound disempowerment and alienation of people in the organizations in which they work.  If people do not feel safe they will not embrace innovation and change.

 

We need to shed the walls of resistance, judgment and attachment to outcome that have been built up over time which separates us from our authentic selves.  This process is really complicated and hard to achieve.  The Master of Business Leadership (MBL) podcast provides discussions, stories and interviews with executives designed to offer insights into this process.

  

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Nov 16, 2018
MBL Minute: Fear Is The Monster And Knowledge
06:10

MBL Minute: Fear Is The Monster And Knowledge

 

Episode Notes

 


Fear is the monster and often the primary motivator of change.  Fear is like gravity, it is everywhere all the time.  When a change moves us out of our comfort zone we often feel some type of discomfort. Usually this takes the form increased anxiety or fear.  Our brain’s amygdala has “hijacked” our conscious mind making it difficult for us to concentrate.

 

Acquiring and Applying Knowledge... first requires intellectual labor, the later emotional labor.  Both types of work are important.  The education we received focused primarily on the intellectual labor of acquiring knowledge.  This has left a huge gap in our development.  The emotional intelligence that comes from doing emotional labor is essential to enable us to navigate through the challenges we face. 

  

Thanks so much for listening!  If you like the show please subscribe to Master of Business Leadership and rate and review it wherever you get your podcasts.  It really does help new listeners discover the show.

 

 

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Nov 14, 2018
MBL Minute: Our Mammal Brain And Earning Or Burning Trust
05:24

MBL Minute: Our Mammal Brain And Earning Or Burning Trust

 

Episode Notes

 


A large part of our brain’s initial wiring as a child is the result of some very specialized brain cells that brain researchers discovered in the mid 1990s called mirror neurons.  These mirror neurons are triggered within our brain from an early age by observing the pain or reward others are experiencing.  In effect we are able to feel the emotions they are feeling.  We catch the feelings or mood of others.

 

Our actions are either earning or burning trust with those we seek to serve.  It is five to seven times easier to burn trust than it is to earn trust.  When we raise our walls we incur a trust tax.  Relationship trust goes down, speed goes down and cost goes up.  When we lower our walls we can earn a trust dividend.  Relationship trust goes up, speed goes up and cost goes down.

  

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Nov 09, 2018
MBL Minute: Bringing Safety Into The Boardroom And It's Not Easy Being Human
05:17

MBL Minute: Bringing Safety Into The Boardroom And It's Not Easy Being Human

 

Episode Notes

 


If we can connect will someone’s emotional drivers we will understand each other in a much better way.  This requires honest, truthful conversations.  There are two primary emotions that our actions can project onto others.  They are fear or safety.

 

It is much easier to burn trust and drive people apart than it is to pull them together.  We can change this by re-wiring our brains but it is not easy.  Learning how to lower our walls will enable us to earn the trust of others while creating a safer, more inspirational environment for people to work together. 

  

Thanks so much for listening!  If you like the show please subscribe to Master of Business Leadership and rate and review it wherever you get your podcasts.  It really does help new listeners discover the show.

 

 

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Nov 07, 2018
Episode 22 - Twelve Essentials For Change
01:01:49

Episode #22: Twelve Essentials For Change

 

Most of us want better results few are willing to lead the change process.  Especially when it involves a disruption to the patterns we have grown accustom.  We all have a primal fear not to have to endure change.

 

It is the actions of the authentic emotionally intelligent among us that are creating the environments to embrace innovation and change. 

 

The Following Are Twelve Proven Essentials for Successful Change to Occur:

 

  1. Select a proven methodology that will actually work if we implement that system.
  2. You need skilled individuals to coach the participants through the change process.
  3. An emotional connection to the Vision of the desired result need to be established.
  4. The grit to move forward even when failure is a possible outcome.
  5. Continual rededication to achieve the Vision of your desired result is essential.
  6. A daily sense of urgency to take action that moves us out of our comfort zone.
  7. The beginner’s mind that views challenges as information to make better choices.
  8. A willingness to do the emotional labor that change require.
  9. The objectivity becoming less resistive, judgmental and attached to outcome creates.
  10. Courage to take the leap-of-faith that all change initiatives require.
  11. The refusal to become complacent and revert back to our old habits.
  12. And finally, a recognition the change journey is a marathon which never ends.

 

The individuals and organizations that need change the most are often the ones that do the most to stop change from occurring.  Change almost never fails because it is too early.  It almost always fails because it is too late.

 

Our special guest is Joanne Moretti.  As a senior executive Joanne has successfully lead several global organizations during the past 30 years.  https://www.linkedin.com/in/joannemoretti/

 

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Nov 05, 2018
MBL Minute: We Are Not Rational And The Success Labyrinth
05:08

MBL Minute: We Are Not Rational And The Success Labyrinth

 

Episode Notes

 


Despite our educational system’s one sided focus on doing intellectual labor, we are not rational human beings.  We are largely governed by our emotions.  For the most part we have been wearing a mask, only pretending to be rational.  It is our emotions and those of others that have been driving our actions.

 

 

“A labyrinth is a complicated network of paths in which it is difficult to find one's way.” 

 

The journey to success and better results is anything but easy or glamorous.  It is filled to struggle and fear.  The amount of struggle we experience is directly related to the emotional connection we have with the Vision of our desired results.

  

 

Thanks so much for listening!  If you like the show please subscribe to Master of Business Leadership and rate and review it wherever you get your podcasts.  It really does help new listeners discover the show.

 

 

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Nov 02, 2018
MBL Minute: Social Behaviour And The Great Student
05:08

MBL Minute: Social Behaviour And The Great Student

 

Episode Notes

 


We have evolved to be able to adapt quickly to the environment in which we find our self.  Our brain chemistry rewards us for building communal relationships even if those relationships are sometimes toxic.  Oxytocin is sometimes referred to as the brain’s “trust” neuro-chemical.  It is released when we feel we have the trust, support and protection of the tribes in which we share a common experience.  The members trust us and we trust them.

 


Individuals that want to achieve mastery and success in any area of their life must commit to becoming great students of the endeavour in which they seek to excel.    They must develop and maintain a childlike ability to learn, unlearn and relearn.  As they learn how to lower their walls, the sky is the limit.

  

 

Thanks so much for listening!  If you like the show please subscribe to Master of Business Leadership and rate and review it wherever you get your podcasts.  It really does help new listeners discover the show.

 

 

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Oct 31, 2018
MBL Minute: Work And Great Clients
05:25

MBL Minute: Work And Great Clients

 

Episode Notes

 


We each have one of three possible relationships with our work.  It is either a job, a career or a calling.  The emotional labor of connecting with our authenticity while developing our emotional intelligence will help us to find our calling.

 


Great clients trust in your ability you to delivery amazing results.  They are looking for a story they can share with their friends and clients.  As a result your work will continue to improve and the word will spread.  Good clients lead to better clients and better clients lead to great clients that are eager to pay you more.  Great clients want more than a commodity and are happy to pay for those results. 

  

 

Thanks so much for listening!  If you like the show please subscribe to Master of Business Leadership and rate and review it wherever you get your podcasts.  It really does help new listeners discover the show.

 

 

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Oct 26, 2018
MBL Minute: Mining Your Mastery And That's A Good Question
04:54

MBL Minute: Mining Your Mastery And That's A Good Question

 

Episode Notes

 


More and more companies are mining the workforce in search of the authentic emotionally intelligent “diamonds” in our midst.   Unleashing human potential is the key to individual and organizational success.  Dedicated practice with a proven system and coach is needed to achieve mastery. 

 


Asking a good question can be more effective than making a statement or offering a solution.  The art of asking a good question can help focus awareness, thoughts and actions.  Questions are a way of connecting with those we seek to serve.  The ability to ask a good question can become our superpower.

  

 

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Oct 24, 2018
Episode 21 - Sherpa Guides
45:32

Episode #21: Sherpa Guides


 
 

We live in an increasingly digital age where there is a lot of information but not nearly as much wisdom.  In the past old age has taken on a somewhat negative connotation.  But in old age the emphasis shifts from doing to being.  Unfortunately, our civilization has become lost in doing and is focused less and less about being. 

 

We need to develop the wisdom to understand the distinction between our ability to think thoughts and our enlightened power of being present in each moment.  We need to move beyond our thoughts.  For those who are ready, this intellectual and emotional awakening will shift their consciousness.  With each person who awakens the collective wisdom grows.  Once begun, this process of moving toward our enlightenment is irreversible.

 

The journey to the dissolution of our physical form accelerates as we get older.  It also carries with it great potential for the awakening of our authentic, emotionally intelligent self.  In most ancient cultures old people were the repositories of experience and wisdom without which no civilization could survive.  During these rapidly changing times the elder among us are being recognized for their potential as Sherpa guides to the young masters of the digital age.  This is the new sharing economy.

 

Our special guest is Jim Holtorf.  Jim is Managing Director at Radius Innovation & Development in California. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimholtorf/

 

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Oct 22, 2018
MBL Minute: An Attitude Of Gratitude And The Neuroscience Of Laughter
04:59

MBL Minute: An Attitude Of Gratitude And The Neuroscience Of Laughter

 

Episode Notes

 


It is impossible to feel gratitude and anxiety at the same time.  Gratitude requires an appreciation of the positive aspects of a situation.  An increase in gratitude could have such wide-ranging effects as increased exercise, improved sleep, lower blood pressure, decreased stress and fewer aches and pains.

 


Laughter is a key to building trusted advisor relationships.  Stressful situations cause the release of the hormone cortisol to be released in our brain, negatively impacting your memory.  Laugher leases endorphins which is often seen as societal glue. 

  

 

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Oct 19, 2018
MBL Minute: Enabling Genius And Why The MBA Has Lost It's Lustre
05:07

MBL Minute: Enabling Genius And Why The MBA Has Lost It's Lustre

 

Episode Notes

 


We enable genius to enter our work by doing emotional labor.  We allow genius to show up in our work by doing the emotional labor of becoming less resistive, judgmental and attached to outcome.  In order to attract genius we must practice the emotional labor required to reconnect with our authenticity while developing our emotional intelligence. 

 


The MBA craze that began during the later decades of the 20th Century is over.  Applications at many business schools are on the decline.  The bottom line results have not been able to justify the time and often $100K+ cost.  It has become increasingly obvious that we do not need more Masters of Business Administration.  We need to be developing Masters of Business Leadership.

  

 

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Oct 17, 2018
MBL Minute: MBL Game Changer Brian Bakstran
15:35

MBL Minute: Game Changer Brian Bakstran

 

Episode Notes

 

Companies are beginning to focus less on real estate and more on people.  The executives who have chosen to develop their authenticity and emotional intelligence are creating game changing results.  They are creating a global mesh of trusted advisor networks.

 

When we burn trust we incur a “trust tax” on future interactions.  Conversely, as we earn trust by learning to lower our walls we earn a “trust dividend.”  It is the development of our authenticity and emotional intelligence that enables us to lower our walls while inspiring others to do the same.

 

Our MBL Game Changer highlighted here is Brian Bakstran (https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianbakstran).   Brian is VP Americas Marketing at Veeam, the leader and fastest growing company in the data availability market.

  

Thanks so much for listening!  If you like the show please subscribe to Master of Business Leadership and rate and review it wherever you get your podcasts.  It really does help new listeners discover the show.

 

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Oct 15, 2018
MBL Minute: Call Your Own Fouls And Leadership In Chaotic Times
05:24

MBL Minute: Call Your Own Fouls And Leadership In Chaotic Times

 

Episode Notes

 


The fundamental rule authentic, emotionally intelligent organizations follow is that its team members call their own fouls.  There is no need for referees.  If the culture rewards those that follow the spirit of the game there is less chaos, drama and conflict while engagement and productivity soars.  It quickly becomes evident that the best thing individuals can do for them self and those they work with is to call their own fouls.  The organizational culture makes it clear if individual members are unwilling to be their own referee they do not belong on the team.

 


When we move outside of our comfort zone the wolves among us will try to stop us from leading the sheep herd in a better direction.   Wolves are cunning hunters that seek to feed off of the sheep by creating increasing amounts of drama, chaos, conflict and disengagement.  Trying to manage these symptoms while ignoring the root cause of the problem has become a dated and obsolete approach.  There is a better way.

  

 

Thanks so much for listening!  If you like the show please subscribe to Master of Business Leadership and rate and review it wherever you get your podcasts.  It really does help new listeners discover the show.

 

 

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Oct 12, 2018
MBL Minute: Mirroring Behaviour And The Absence Of Light
06:04

MBL Minute: Mirroring Behaviour And The Absence Of Light

 

Episode Notes

 


We began the unconscious process of wiring our brains at, or some say, even before our birth.  We did this by observing, experimenting and adapting to our surroundings in order to survive.  Years before we actually became conscious we had already begun creating the brain’s neural network pathways that would eventually become our paradigm of habits.  This became the behavior that has been determining the majority of our results. 

 


In the same way darkness is the absence of light, fear is the absence of love.  Fear cannot exist in the presence of love.  Fear is merely the absence of our love in the same way darkness cannot exist in the presence of light.  When we allow the light within us shine through our actions we become more and inspire more in those around us than we can possibly imagine.

  

 

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Phil Johnson discusses the mirroring effect of our unconcious behaviours which were encoded to our habit systems from an early age. By developing our authentic selves and committing to do emotional labour we allow the light of our authentic actions to shi

Oct 10, 2018
Episode 20 - Career Advancement
39:25

Episode #20: Career Advancement


 
 

Behaving like an employee instead of a freelancer of your talents is a career killer.  Employees often start giving away their power as they walk through their company’s front door.  In our rapidly expanding global economy emotional labor is now worth far more than the intellectual labor pursuits of the industrial and information ages.

 

Our educational system should be teaching us about authentic leadership and emotional intelligence.  These capabilities are essential for us to be able to successfully address the global challenges we face.  We need to add authenticity and emotional intelligence to our toolbox of habits, skills and behaviors.

 

Until recently there has been little awareness of the need for authenticity and emotional intelligence.   As a result we see a much broader gap in these abilities among individuals and organizations.  Being able to answer the following questions may hasten your prospects for career advancement.

 

 

  • How will success in this role help you to achieve what you want?
  • What can you teach us?
  • How good are you at accepting help from others?
  • How good are you at asking for help?
  • What bothers you most about other people?
  • How do you handle days when everything goes wrong?
  • How do your actions inspire others?
  • What are a few of your key strengths?

 

After we leave school EQ, not IQ is the most critical factor in our success.  In its report The Future of Jobs & Skills, the World Economic Forum declared that emotional intelligence will be one of the Top-10 most required skills by 2020.

 

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Oct 08, 2018
MBL Minute: Urgency And One Step At A Time
05:49

MBL Minute: Urgency And One Step At A Time

 

Episode Notes

 


The creation of a strong sense of urgency is a seemingly narrow issue but I have come to understand its extreme importance during the change process.  When the urgency challenge is not handled well our change efforts will be unsuccessful. 

 


We launched the Master of Business Leadership podcast on January 15, 2018.  In our first two months we had a combined worldwide total of 411 downloads.  On September 21st 2018, the last day of Summer, we had 411 downloads in one day with listeners in 90 countries.  Real change happens one step at a time.  Each step in our “penny doubling” journey represents a lesson we need to learn.  Going from day 1 to day 2 does not take any more energy than going from day 2 to day 3, or from day 3 to day 4, and so on.  The journey and our results are a progression.  We eventually reach a tipping point where our small but steady actions bring us phenomenal success.  Remember, most overnight successes were many years in the making.

  

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Phil Johnson highlights the need to retain a sense of urgency in the process of change and offers a reminder of the benefits of continuing to move forward on the penny doubling journey, "one step at a time."

Oct 05, 2018
MBL Minute: Motivation, Commitment And Hacked
05:09

MBL Minute: Motivation, Commitment And Hacked

 

Episode Notes

 


As children the following is how we learned how to walk.  We fell flat on our face, got up and did it again, and again, and again.  Eventually we mastered the process of walking by becoming unconsciously competent at the task.  Within organizations individuals typically rise to their level of fear and no further.  This is the point at which their willingness to take risks is overcome by their resistance, judgment and attachment to outcome.  Their fear of failure eventually becomes greater than their desire for better results.

 


There are many groups and organizations trying to hack into and manipulate your brain and emotions.  The bad news for all of us is that they are going to get much better at this type of manipulation.  We need to be reconnecting with our authenticity while developing our emotional intelligence in order to thwart their efforts.

  

Thanks so much for listening!  If you like the show please subscribe to Master of Business Leadership and rate and review it wherever you get your podcasts.  It really does help new listeners discover the show.

 

 

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Oct 03, 2018
MBL Minute: Dawn Of Leadership And A Sheepdog Training Manual
05:12

MBL Minute: Dawn Of Leadership And A Sheepdog Training Manual

 

Episode Notes

 


Authentic leaders view power as internal.  They have no need to manipulate others because they are connected to their own internal source of energy.  They have learned how not to give their energy to those around them.  Authentic executives demonstrate a high degree of emotional intelligence.  This dramatically multiplies their effectiveness and results. 

 


Wolves cannot exist in isolation.  They travel in packs with other wolves because they are each other’s negative energy food.  They have a co-dependant relationship with each other and often use position based power to manipulate each other.  But they do not like each other; they do not trust each other and they would never lower their walls around each other

  

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Sep 28, 2018
MBL Minute: Vision Grit And Mind Over Matter
05:41

MBL Minute: Vision Grit And Mind Over Matter

 

Episode Notes

 


Grit is the key to motivation and success.  It comes from a strong emotional connection to the Vision of our desired result.  Leadership and management require different abilities.  Abilities designed to achieve different outcomes.  The purpose of management is to establish, maintain and make improvements within the existing status quo.  Leadership requires the grit to move beyond the pale of the status quo in order for innovation and change to occur.

 


Our paradigm determines our perception of reality.  In order to achieve better results we need to change our perception of reality, we need to change our paradigm.  This can only be accomplished by changing our actions and performing the emotional labor that entails.  This requires the willingness to leave our comfort zone again and again and again.  The illiterate of the 21st Century will be the people who refuse to learn, unlearn and relearn.  Our paradigm controls our beliefs, behaviors and results.

  

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Phil Johnson addresses the necessity to have both a vision for a desired outcome and the fortitude to see actions through the difficult journey that change requires.

Sep 26, 2018
Episode 19 - The Future of Leadership
37:39

Episode #19: The Future of Leadership


 
 
There is a battle coming between the virtues of love as opposed to hate; service as opposed to self-interest; sacrifice as opposed to selfishness and valor as opposed to cowardice.  Ultimately the fight will be between the authentic emotionally intelligent among us and those that seek to control and manipulate others.

We need to be identifying and developing those among us willing to do the emotional labor that becoming a sheepdog requires.  Sheepdogs have a sense of personal responsibility to protect the herd by leading the sheep to safety and away from the wolves that want to feed off of them.  These are the individuals with the authenticity and emotional intelligence to inspire and lead the sheep to safety.  They are essential to changing the culture within an organization. 

 

The sheepdogs inspire the sheep to begin moving in the direction of the change initiative.  As the number of sheepdogs continues to grow it becomes less risky for the sheep to follow their authentic, emotionally intelligent leadership.

 

There will always be wolves in every organization that seek to control and manipulate others.  They are cunning hunters that seek to feed off of the sheep in their environment.  Sheepdogs protect the sheep and force the wolves to look elsewhere for their food.  The future of leadership will be determined by the battle between the sheepdogs and wolves among us.

 

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Sep 24, 2018
MBL Minute: Leadership in Crisis And Mastering Fear
05:14

MBL Minute:  Leadership in Crisis And Mastering Fear

 

Episode Notes

 


The only institution that takes leadership training seriously is the military.  Once you are able to accept worst case without shutting down all other outcomes are workable.  Learning to stay focused during worst case conditions is the type of emotional labor training received by navy seals.  In conflict situations, when our walls go up and we lose focus people die.  In business and in life, when we raise our walls and lose focus relationships die.

 


Fear is like gravity, it is everywhere all the time.  The development of our authentic, emotionally intelligent leadership comes from mastering the ability to move through our fears rather than being controlled by them.  This process requires persistent action and emotional labor. 

  

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Sep 21, 2018
MBL Minute: Darwin, Chimps, Super Humans And Our Better Angels
05:27

MBL Minute: Darwin, Chimps, Super Humans And Our Better Angels

 

Episode Notes

 

The internet is essentially a projection of the brain’s primal drivers found in our limbic system.  It contains everything that we like, hate and fear.  The success of social media is a function of how much limbic or emotional resonance it can achieve with people.  The more limbic resonance the more engagement.  It can be argued that we are already behaving like a large cybernetic collective. 

 

Will the accelerating rate of global change help to connect us with our better angels or expose our darkest demons?  Abraham Lincoln often referred to givers as those with the courage to bringing forth the better angels of their nature.  Demons hide their true intent and lack the authenticity and emotional intelligence needed to provide inspirational leadership.

  

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Sep 19, 2018
MBL Minute: MBL Game Changer Heather Andrus
09:49

MBL Minute: Game Changer Heather Andrus

 

Episode Notes

 

Companies are beginning to focus less on real estate and more on people.  The executives who have chosen to develop their authenticity and emotional intelligence are creating game changing results.  They are creating a global mesh of trusted advisor networks.

 

When we burn trust we incur a “trust tax” on future interactions.  Conversely, as we earn trust by learning to lower our walls we earn a “trust dividend.”  It is the development of our authenticity and emotional intelligence that enables us to lower our walls while inspiring others to do the same.

 

Our MBL Game Changer highlighted here is Heather Andrus https://www.linkedin.com/in/heather-andrus-306223  

Heather is a part of the Accessories Team at Apple.

  

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Sep 14, 2018
MBL Minute: Fear of Change And Real Change
05:10

MBL Minute: Fear of Change And Real Change

 

Episode Notes

 


We often want better results than we are achieving but few of us are willing to change it get it.  Our core beliefs are the beliefs we cherish most deeply.  They usually develop from childhood and are compounded by our life experiences.  Our core beliefs are inflexible, rigid and incredibly sensitive to being challenged.  The brain’s amygdala screams “battle stations” when our core beliefs are challenged.

 

Real change happens one step at a time.  Each step in our “penny doubling” journey represents a lesson we need to learn.  Going from day 1 to day 2 does not take any more energy than going from day 2 to day 3, or from day 3 to day 4, and so on.  The journey and our results are a progression. 

  

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Sep 12, 2018
Episode 18: BioHacking And EQ
35:53

Episode #18: BioHacking And EQ

 

We need to be developing our emotional intelligence to assist us in the evaluation of the opportunities and challenges we face.  Our brain has the ability to reorganize itself by forming new connections but it takes focused practice over time.  Brain plasticity or neurogenesis refers to our brain’s ability to change and develop new habits at any age.   We need to add emotional intelligence to our tool box of skills and behaviors.  The following is one example of the many the opportunities and challenges we face.

 

Geneticist Jennifer Doudna co-invented a groundbreaking new engineering technology for editing genes, called CRISPR/Cas9.  This tool allows scientists to make precise edits to DNA strands, which could lead to treatments for genetic diseases but it could also be used to create so-called designer humans.  Our ability to edit humanity is no longer science fiction.

 

The new CRISPR/Cas9 gene technology can enable scientists to change sequences of DNA and guarantee that the resulting genetic trait is inherited by future generations.  This technology represents a new era in molecular biology by enabling targeted changes to the genome of living cells.  CRISPR/Cas9 has the capability of altering an entire species including our own.

 

The technology has already begun being commercialized.  For $150, you can buy a CRISPR kit online and use it to engineer heartier gut bacteria in your kitchen.  This is thrilling, but it is also the source of potential nightmares.  Doudna has asked the global scientific and investment communities to pause and begin discussing the ethics and societal issues surrounding this new technology.

 

The CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing break through is an example of the rapidly changing world in which we live.  The status quo is being shattered while the seemingly impossible is being enabled.  Our 500 million year old brain is not yet prepared to embrace the accelerating rate of change moving toward us.  We risk being swept up by the tsunami of change headed our way.  We need to begin the process of developing and enhancing our emotional intelligence now.

 

Our special guest today is Robert Kirkby.  Robert is President and CEO at Energy Advantage, a Toronto Canada area company.  https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-kirkby-3b7374/ 

 

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Sep 10, 2018
MBL Minute: Sheepdogs Wolves And Openness With Wisdom
05:49

MBL Minute: Sheepdogs Wolves And Openness With Wisdom

 

Episode Notes

 


We have allowed the wolves among us to step into the leadership gap that exists within most companies and organizations.  This has cost us greatly and it is impacting our freedom.  We need the sheepdogs among us to step up and make themselves visible as they battle the wolves while protecting and inspiring the sheep.

 

The development of our authenticity and emotional intelligence reconnects us with the openness we knew as a child.  It also creates the wisdom of an enlightened master.  This wisdom is reflected on our actions and results.  We become more awareness of the choices we are making and the effects of those choices on ourselves and others. 

  

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Sep 07, 2018
MBL Minute: 86400 Choices And Prison
06:18

MBL Minute: 86400 Choices And Prison

 

Episode Notes

 


We make roughly 86,400 choices each day and over 82,000 are unconscious.  The remaining 4,400 conscious choices we make determine our success.  Whenever we make an authentic, emotionally intelligent choice whatever happens next is always a good thing. 

 

We are all in prison one way or another.  Those that understand this suffer most of all.  Our mistaken search for external power has created the fear that sets individuals and organizations against each other.  Our need to steal and complete for the energy of others underlies all chaos and conflict. 

  

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Sep 05, 2018
MBL Minute: Wealth of Networks And Help
05:41

MBL Minute: Wealth of Networks And Help

 

Episode Notes

 


We are rapidly replacing borders and politics with trusted advisor networks.  Global connectivity has become the most revolutionary force of the twenty-first century.  This is having profound consequences for geopolitics, economics, demographics, the environment, and our social identity.

 

How good are you at asking others for help?  How good are you at accepting help from others?  These are important indicators of emotional intelligence.  In order to help others succeed we need to make sure we understand what it is they truly want.  This involves asking lots of questions instead of making assumptions.  We need to understand what would motivate them to go after what they want with an undying passion to achieve that result.

  

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Aug 31, 2018
MBL Minute: Butterfly Story And Comparing IQ to EQ
05:09

MBL Minute: Butterfly Story And Comparing IQ to EQ

 

Episode Notes

 

One day, a small opening appeared in a cocoon.  A man sat and watched the young butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole.   It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could and could go no further so the man decided to help it.  He took a pair of scissors and opened the cocoon.  The butterfly then able to emerge with little effort but it had a withered body and shrivelled wings.  The man expected the wings to open and expand allowing the butterfly to fly away.  But the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a withered body and shrivelled wings.  It was never able to fly.

 

We need both but IQ is limited by genetics whereas EQ can be developed through our actions.  There is no limit how emotionally intelligent we can become.  Emotional intelligence has become a key consideration for personal and career success. 

  

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Aug 29, 2018
Episode 17: Choose Yourself
42:39

Episode #17: Choose Yourself

 

You are in a category of one.  The decision to choose yourself is fundamental to your success. 

 

Michelangelo was once asked how he sculpted his masterpieces. He replied that he simply saw the works of art embedded within the slabs of marble and then set about chipping away at everything that was not that work of art.  Living on purpose requires that you reconnect with the best that already resides within you.  The authentic you. 

 

The mistaken view of we have of power as external has reinforced our belief that we need to be chosen and accepted by others in order to be successful.  We do not need anyone else’s permission or validation to succeed.  The process of choosing our self requires us to reconnect with our authentic self while developing our emotional intelligence.

 

There are many micro skills and habit stacking lessons to assist us in this process.  All of our habits are interconnected.  The more habits and micro skills we create that enables us to lower our walls the better our results.  Our authenticity and emotional intelligence is developed as we learn to become less resistive, judgmental and attached to outcome.  This requires our ongoing dedicated practice and emotional labor.

 

If we want better results we need to develop better habits and micro skills.  At first, this may sound relatively simple.  The difficulty of this task should not be underestimated.  There is significant biological (internal) and sociological (external) resistance to the creation of new skills and habits. 

 

The new habit creation process will trigger an internal battle between our old and new habits.  Our existing habits will struggle to maintain their dominance.  The old habits are stronger and will initially require less of our energy than the new habits.  Dedicated practice of the new skills and habits strengthens them and will gradually reduce the amount of energy they require.  The results we ultimately obtain are a merely a reflection of the habits and micro skills we have chosen to develop.   

 

Automaticity is our brain’s process of gradually enslaving us to the actions we repeat.  This is how we create new habits.  We rely on these habits about 95% of our actions and results every day.  I am sure that we can think of many examples of having done something we do repeatedly without thinking about it, like driving to work or tying our shoes.  If we want a better results we need to develop the micro skills and habits that reveal our authenticity while developing our emotional intelligence.

 

 

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Aug 28, 2018
MBL Minute: The Battleground And Rooted
05:55

MBL Minute: The Battleground And Rooted

 

Episode Notes

 

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

On Saturday, March 4, 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt was inaugurated as the 32nd President of the United States.  Aftertaking the oath of office, Roosevelt proceeded to deliver his 20 minute-long inaugural address, best known for his famously pointed reference to "fear itself" in one of its first lines.

 

If you can ground yourself in your authenticity and emotional intelligence it’s a way of feeling rooted in a very windy, hurricane like time.  Who am I?  Why am I here?  These are very good questions for us to ask ourselves in this moment.

  

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Aug 24, 2018
MBL Minute: Tribal Leadership And Push Ups
05:52

MBL Minute: Tribal Leadership And Push Ups

 

Episode Notes

 

We feel safest and open when we are surrounded those we trust.  Our tribal bonds of cooperation based upon trust and reciprocity have been encoded into our social DNA over millions of years.  The current challenges and threats we face will require us to expand this reality to embrace our global tribe.  We have reached a turning point in our tribal evolution.  Global relationships are being developed and strengthened. 

 

You can read about push ups but if you want the results that push ups give you then you have to do the push ups.  The development of your authentic, emotionally intelligent leadership is no different.

  

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Aug 23, 2018
MBL Minute: People And Outward Bound
05:23

MBL Minute:  People And Outward Bound

 

Episode Notes

 

The success of your organization is determined by who your people become.  It is all about the people.  Skills have become commoditized. 

 

Change begins at the end of our comfort zone.  The development of our authenticity and emotional intelligence, like our freedom, is not a spectator sport.  It needs to become part of our daily practice. 

  

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Aug 17, 2018
MBL Minute: 21st Century Leaders And The Right Time
05:30

MBL Minute: 21st Century Leaders And The Right Time

 

Episode Notes

 

Most leadership development programs are outdated.  They are based on success models for a world that no longer exists.  They are not preparing participates for the world that is or that is coming.  Despite all the workshops, 360 evaluations, surveys and training programs most organizations have failed to develop great leaders. 

 

We are in the right place and this is the right time.  It is a mistake to believe we are working for somebody else.  The passion to achieve a desired result must be the driving force of our career.  Opportunity is always knocking but we need to lower our walls in order to see it.  When we commit to the opportunity hidden in the present moment our fear no longer owns us.

  

Thanks so much for listening!  If you like the show please subscribe to Master of Business Leadership and rate and review it wherever you get your podcasts.  It really does help new listeners discover the show.

 

 

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Aug 15, 2018
Episode 16: Employee Engagement
39:25

Episode #16: Employee Engagement

 

                                               2000    2002    2004    2006  2013

Engaged                                  29%     25%     26%     29%     13%

Not Engaged                            55%     55%     55%     54%     63%

Actively Disengaged                 16%     20%     19%     17%     24%

 

Employee engagement has fallen more than 50% in the last 18 years.  This could not be more alarming, or a worse report card for workplace leadership.   Employee disengagement is costing the North American economy more than $1 trillion dollars per year.

 

Further, Gallup has shown a positive correlation between the level of employee engagement and the level of customer engagement.  In engaged organizations the ratio of engaged to disengaged employees is approximately 10:1.  The ratio of engaged to disengaged customers is 8:1.  Unfortunately, in most organizations the ratio of engaged to disengaged employees is approximately 2:1.  The ratio of engaged to disengaged customers is 1:1.

 

Senior executives are being challenged to develop higher levels of employee engagement.  The development of authenticity and emotional intelligence is required to create high performance organizations.  They multiply the effectiveness and results of intellectual intelligence.  It is developed through the emotional labor we perform by repeatedly moving out of our comfort zones toward our desired results. 

 

The trustworthiness that comes from emotional intelligence leads to deeper client relationships as you gradually become a trusted advisor. In our rapidly expanding global economy emotional labor is now worth far more than the previous intellectual labor pursuits of the industrial and information ages.

 

 

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Aug 14, 2018
MBL Minute: Game Changer Mike Susi
14:58

MBL Minute: Game Changer Mike Susi

 

Episode Notes

 

Companies are beginning to focus less on real estate and more on people.  The executives who have chosen to develop their authenticity and emotional intelligence are creating game changing results.  They are creating a global mesh of trusted advisor networks.

 

When we burn trust we incur a “trust tax” on future interactions.  Conversely, as we earn trust by learning to lower our walls we earn a “trust dividend.”  It is the development of our authenticity and emotional intelligence that enables us to lower our walls while inspiring others to do the same.

 

Our MBL Game Changer highlighted here is Mike Susi (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-susi-5122b42).   Mike is Sr. Director of Product Development at Radius Innovation and Development.

  

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Aug 10, 2018
MBL Minute: Game Changer Doug Leitch
14:31

MBL Minute: Game Changer Doug Leitch

 

Episode Notes

 

Companies are beginning to focus less on real estate and more on people.  The executives who have chosen to develop their authenticity and emotional intelligence are creating game changing results.  They are creating a global mesh of trusted advisor networks.

 

When we burn trust we incur a “trust tax” on future interactions.  Conversely, as we earn trust by learning to lower our walls we earn a “trust dividend.”  It is the development of our authenticity and emotional intelligence that enables us to lower our walls while inspiring others to do the same.

 

Our MBL Game Changer highlighted here is Doug Leitch (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dougleitch).  Doug is Managing Partner at Tandem Thinkers Inc.  His authentic, emotionally intelligent leadership is inspiring regional, national and global clients.

  

Thanks so much for listening!  If you like the show please subscribe to Master of Business Leadership and rate and review it wherever you get your podcasts.  It really does help new listeners discover the show.

 

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Aug 08, 2018
MBL Minute: Money Wealth Stones And Pebbles
05:05

MBL Minute: Money Wealth Stones And Pebbles

 

Episode Notes

 

The authenticity and emotional intelligence you demonstrate while serving others is a money magnet.  Do you truly engaged in what you do and the people you serve?  Are your actions earning or burning trust?  Are you developing deep trusted advisor relationships?

 

Over fifty percent of our results come from less than one percent of our activities. 

  

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Aug 03, 2018
MBL Minute: Sitting On A Nail And Sheepdog Organizations
06:36

MBL Minute: Sitting On A Nail And Sheepdog Organizations

 

Episode Notes

 

What is the level of discomfort we have to endure before we recognize our call to action? Are we comfortable enough to just whimper and complain or will we take action to move out of our comfort zone.

 

Organizational change starts by identifying those individuals with the white hot desire to embrace change.  These are the future “sheepdogs” that will build your tribe.  They will lead, inspire and protect the sheep from the wolves that want to feed off of them.

  

Thanks so much for listening!  If you like the show please subscribe to Master of Business Leadership and rate and review it wherever you get your podcasts.  It really does help new listeners discover the show.

 

 

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Aug 01, 2018
Episode 15: Change And Creativity
33:19

Episode #15: Change and Creativity

 

The achievement of better results requires a balance between intellectual and emotional intelligence.  This enables us to flow more seamlessly between the right and left hemispheres or our brain.  When the logic of the masculine mind and the empathy of the feminine mind learn to play together a greater level of authenticity and emotional intelligence is the result.

 

Developing the creative, right side of our brain is the smart path to business revenue, income and success.  When we think of masculine and feminine energy we often think “male” or “female” energy.  We all have the ability to harness both our masculine and feminine energy to achieve greater results. 

 

As we tap into both energies within us the “how” and the “what” of our masculine energy can combine with the “why” of our feminine energy.  Our actions will reflect a greater masculine/feminine or logic/creativity energy balance.  This imbalance of our masculine/feminine energies is another way of explaining the drama, chaos and conflict we see everywhere. 

 

With the accelerating rate of global change the correction of this energy imbalance has become essential.  The willingness to practice emotional labor is the key.  The Master of Business Leadership program was developed for this purpose.

 

It is time we stopped trying to create better business and personal results with one hand tied behind our back.  The greater the feminine empathetic “why” the easier our masculine energy’s “how” and “what” activities will be to achieve.  Balancing our masculine and feminine energy will enable us and our organizations to achieve better results while learning to out care the competition.

 

Our special guest today is Heather Andrus.  She is a member of the accessories team at Apple in California.

 

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Jul 31, 2018
MBL Minute: Leaders Vs Victims And Letting Go
05:10

MBL Minute: Leaders Vs Victims And Letting Go

 

Episode Notes

 

Victims would rather be liked than admired, and wind up having little of either. In contrast leaders would rather be admired than liked, and wind up having an abundance of both.

 

Life is about loosening our grip and letting go.  We suffer when our fears causes us to hold on to things too tightly.  It is in the process of letting go that we begin to reconnect with our authentic selves.  Learning how to acknowledge and move through the fear that tries to control us is the key to our success.

  

Thanks so much for listening!  If you like the show please subscribe to Master of Business Leadership and rate and review it wherever you get your podcasts.  It really does help new listeners discover the show.

 

 

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Jul 27, 2018
MBL Minute: Two Monks And Enough
06:52

MBL Minute: Two Monks And Enough

 

Episode Notes

 

Found in the story of the two monks is an important lesson here for us all.  Between what happens to us and how we respond there is a brief moment in which we get to choose our response.  This moment and our ability to choose our response is our greatest gift and power.

 

*** 

 

Enough.  No more, this stops here.  The only way hysterias end is when someone has the courage to say, enough.  Authentic, emotionally intelligent individuals lead the way for the rest of us with their walls down.  The world is a safer place with more authentic leaders in it.

  

Thanks so much for listening!  If you like the show please subscribe to Master of Business Leadership and rate and review it wherever you get your podcasts.  It really does help new listeners discover the show.

 

 

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Jul 26, 2018
MBL Minute: The Warrior Code And Trustability
05:25

MBL Minute: The Warrior Code And Trustability

 

Episode Notes

 

We all have a primal urge to feel safe.  We become disengaged if we lose trust in our leaders’ ability or willingness to protect us from danger.  The authentic leader’s code is that their primary job is to create a safe environment for us to take risk and embrace change.

 

We earn the trust of others by demonstrating our trustability.  We burn trust 5-7 times faster than our actions can earn someone’s trust.  That means is if our walls are up just 15% of the time we are actually damaging the very relationships we are trying to nurture. 

  

Thanks so much for listening!  If you like the show please subscribe to Master of Business Leadership and rate and review it wherever you get your podcasts.  It really does help new listeners discover the show.

 

 

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Jul 20, 2018
MBL Minute: Body Chemistry And Don't Take The Job
06:19

MBL Minute: Body Chemistry And Don't Take The Job

 

Episode Notes

 

Let’s explore how our body chemistry has evolved over the past 500 million years to help us get what we want.  Think about how our daily activities are triggered by the chemistry that is going on inside each of us. 

*** 

In the past decade employee engagement has dropped from a low of 29 percent to an even lower level of 13 percent.  This means that only 1 in 10 employees are truly engaged in their work.  Executives have an obligation to develop their authentic leadership and emotional intelligence. 

  

Thanks so much for listening!  If you like the show please subscribe to Master of Business Leadership and rate and review it wherever you get your podcasts.  It really does help new listeners discover the show.

 

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Jul 18, 2018