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.

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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.

 

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 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.

  

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 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.

  

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 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.

  

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 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.

  

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 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.

  

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 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.

  

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 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.

  

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 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. 

  

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 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. 

 

 

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 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.

  

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 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. 

  

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 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. 

  

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 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.

  

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 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.

  

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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Phil Johnson on LinkedIn

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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. 

 

 

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 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.

  

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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Phil Johnson on LinkedIn

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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. 

  

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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.

  

 

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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.

  

 

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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. 

  

 

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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.

  

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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.

  

 

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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.

  

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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.

  

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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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.

  

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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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. 

  

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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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/ 

 

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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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. 

  

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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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. 

  

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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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.

  

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 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. 

  

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 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. 

  

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 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.

  

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 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.

  

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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
Episode 14: Trimtabs
40:56

Episode #14:  Trimtabs

 

Episode Notes

 

A large ship goes by, then comes the rudder.  On the edge of the rudder is a miniature rudder called a trimtab.  Moving the trimtab builds a low pressure which turns the much bigger rudder that sheers the large ship with almost no effort.

 

Inventor and futurist Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) pointed out that any individual or organization can act as a trimtab by recognizing the potential downstream influence of small, high-leverage actions pointing in the right new direction. The trimtab’s tiny movements have leverage.  They provide the right shift in the right place at the right time.

 

Increasingly, smaller companies are being acquired and used by their much larger parent companies to begin steering their organizations in a new direction.  The executives within these smaller companies need to recognize the incredible power and influence they have to lead their organizations in a better direction.  They must understand and appreciate their role as a trimtab.

 

The smaller company’s actions will pull on the rudder and ultimately change the course of the much larger ocean liner.  The development of their authenticity and emotional intelligence will enable it to become the trimtab the larger company needs to embrace rapid innovation and change.  It is time we began using the principle of the trimtab to encourage organizational change.

 

Our special guest today is Arvind Ravishunkar (https://www.linkedin.com/in/arvindravishunkar/).  Director, Digital and IoT Strategy at Radius Innovation and Development.

 

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Jul 17, 2018
MBL Minute: I Got the Better Deal And Brain Training
06:51

MBL Minute: I Got the Better Deal And Brain Training

 

Episode Notes

 

Did you ever look at a couple and say to yourself based on their appearance, he (or she) definitely got the better deal. 

 

How does a young child learn to walk or speak?  They do this by training their brain through repeated practice of the same action.  As adults we can improve our results through a similar process of educating our emotions.

  

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Jul 13, 2018
MBL Minute: Getting What You Want And The Courage To Lead
04:49

MBL Minute: Getting What You Want And The Courage To Lead

 

Episode Notes

 

When it comes time to make critical decisions you must lean on the passionate Vision you have of what you want to achieve.  You must be willing to do what is right, not what is popular.  You will be tested.  Opposing forces will try to pull you in different directions. 

 

Authentic, emotionally intelligent leadership comes from the courage to move out of our comfort zone.  It is the non-conformists among us, which I often refer to as sheep dogs that drive 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.

 

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Jul 11, 2018
MBL Minute: Small Companies As Trim Tabs And Signs of EQ
06:37

MBL Minute: Small Companies As Trim Tabs And Signs of EQ

 

Episode Notes

 

A large ship goes by, then comes the rudder.  On the edge of the rudder is a miniature rudder called a trimtab.  Moving the trimtab builds a low pressure which turns the much bigger rudder that sheers the large ship with almost no effort. 

 

Our ego is responsible for the drama, chaos and conflict we experience.  It has outlived its usefulness.  The development of ego was part of our evolution and survival.  Humanity began 500 million years ago.  Approximately 5 million years ago we began conscious thinking, we began to do intellectual labor. 

 

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Jul 06, 2018
MBL Minute: Bullies Are Cowards And EQ vs Tactical Skills
05:06

MBL Minute: Bullies Are Cowards And EQ vs Tactical Skills

 

Episode Notes

 

Bullies exist in the boardroom just as much as they did in the schoolyard.  Their actions are controlled by the fear that results from an unwillingness to practice emotional labor.  As a result they often try to control and manipulate others.  They use position based power to create the toxic drama, chaos and conflict environments we see in many organizations.  

 

Both our emotional and tactical skills are needed.  There is no question that the development of emotional skills is growing in awareness and importance.  All of our habits are interconnected.  The more habits and micro skills we create the better our results.  Individuals and organizations that are developing their emotional intelligence have huge competitive advantage.  

 

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 04, 2018
Episode 13: Peak Performance
46:48

Episode #13:  Peak Performance

 

Episode Notes

 

The dissolution of ego and our changing consciousness.  The “altered state economy” is conservatively estimated at over $4 Trillion per year.

 

We have a primal urge to escape our habitual pattern ruts by altering our consciousness.  In this state we process more information and are more creative.  Every mammal has found a way to alter their consciousness.  Flow is the optimal state of focus and altered consciousness we are able to click into which enables us to feel our best while performing at our best.  In this state we are trading our conscious processing of information for the subconscious processing of information.  The dopamine reward we receive neurologically during flow heightens our focus, creativity and results.  Dopamine is the key to the growth of the altered state economy.  Flow requires focus on the present moment.

 

The “flow” state requires us to step outside of our comfort zone.  The challenge vs. skill balance researchers have determined is the challenges we take on must exceed our skill set by at least 4 percent for flow to occur.  When we are in the state of flow we are taking in far more information and processing that information far more quickly and completely.  In this process we learn how to fail fast while envisioning more and more creative and innovative solutions. 

 

If you ask someone in a state of flow what they are thinking and feeling they will say “nothing.”  They have merged into an unconscious flow with the activity they are performing.  They have lost their inner critic filters and are achieving greater connection, high-speed decision making, productivity, engagement and high performing teams.

 

A 10 year McKinsey & Company study has reported executives are 500 percent more effective when they are in a state of flow.  http://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/organization/our-insights/increasing-the-meaning-quotient-of-work

 

Our special guest today is Anthony Gatti (https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthony-gatti-72b13b2b/).  Anthony is a research assistant in biomechanics at McMaster University.  Along with working on a Ph.D. in Biomechanics and Medical Imaging he founded NeuralSeg, a company that offers medical image segmentation services.

 

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 03, 2018
MBL Minute: Gauging EQ And The ROI of Habits
05:36

MBL Minute: Gauging EQ And The ROI of Habits

 

Episode Notes

 

Staying calm is the real measure of emotional intelligence.  Emotional mastery enables us to objectively move through our emotions without resistance, judgment or attachment to outcome.

 

Your current paradigm is the internal control system your mind has created to maintain your present course of action.  Any improvement in results will only be temporary unless you alter your existing paradigm.  This will require the development of new 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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Jun 29, 2018
MBL Minute: Thoughts Can Manifest And Leaders And Followers
05:59

MBL Minute: Thoughts Can Manifest And Leaders And Followers

 

Episode Notes

 

Our reticular activating system (RAS) is the gateway through which information enters our brain.  It filters the incoming information we receive.  This affects what we pay attention to and is based upon our internal focus and dialogue.

 

We need to learn how to lead and follow.  The development of authenticity and emotional intelligence inspires highly engaged followers.  We do this by gradually learning to become less resistive, judgmental and attached to outcome.   In contrast to the authentic, emotionally intelligent leader, controlling individuals try to use their position based power to control others. 

 

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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Jun 27, 2018
MBL Minute: The Resistance And Sheepdog Protection
05:18

MBL Minute: The Resistance And Sheepdog Protection

 

Episode Notes

 

Our resistance to change has evolved over time as a means of ensuring our survival.  It is both personal and tribal in nature.  The anxiety we feel when we step outside of our comfort zone is fundamental barrier to innovation and change.  The development of our emotional intelligence is the solution that will enable us to move through our fear rather than being controlled by that fear.

 

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.  Executives need behave like sheepdogs leading their organizations away from the wolves seeking to devour them.  Organizational change always begin with individual change.  There is nothing that has a more profound impact on that success than the development of 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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Jun 22, 2018
MBL Minute: Spidey Senses And To Live Love And Laugh
05:51

MBL Minute: Spidey Senses And To Live Love And Laugh

 

Episode Notes

 

Our so-called 'spidey sense' or 'spider sense' refers to an ability to sense imminent danger, a kind of sixth sense.  We all have them which, according to brain scientists, comes from the evolution of some specialized brain cells referred to as mirror neurons.  In order to create a safe business environment, where innovation is encouraged, the need for authenticity and emotional intelligence is essential.  Innovation requires trust and the feeling of safety.  You must believe that the people you work with have your back.  Authentic emotionally intelligent individuals would never sacrifice your safety for their personal benefit.  When your people feel safe to take risks they will be more engaged and so will your customers.  This is how highly effective organizations are developed.

***

It is important for us to live at least some of our dreams.  Our life provides us with a freedom that few of us realize until we no longer have it.  Looking back it is easy to see how many of our dreams have gone unfulfilled.  Most of us have not honored many of our dreams due to the choices we have made, or avoided.  In the end, what others think of us will be a long way from our mind.  Our happiness is our choice.  Fear of change may cause us to pretend to others and to our self.  When deep within, we long to live, love and laugh once again.

 

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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Jun 20, 2018
Episode 12 - Management Versus Leadership
45:31

Episode #12:  Management vs. Leadership

 

Episode Notes

 

At some point in our careers we have all come into contact with the 'Toxic Leader'. This is the person who is so old school and wrestling internally with so much fear that they simply poison the organization with their habits and actions. Yet they survive. It would be easy simply to avoid these people, but often we have no choice but to face them.

 

By lowering our own walls and focusing on what's really important, we reconnect with our authenticity while developing our emotional intelligence.  This is the best way to engage the toxic leader. It frustrates them of course.  They want desperately to steal everyone's energy and encourage others to also become the victims like they already are. These usually end up leaving the organization once the culture turns against them, but until that happens they act as an obstacle to achieving high performance results.

 

When things are going well there is little urgency for change.  We tend to want to manage the people and processes involved.  This is a mistake because people can only be led, they cannot be effectively managed.

 

Management and leadership require different skill sets that are designed to achieve different outcomes.  Both are needed but have separate and distinct roles.  Management’s primary function is to maintain and improve upon the existing status quo.  The role of authentic, emotionally intelligent leaders is to move beyond the status quo in order for innovation and change to occur.

 

You can manage the herd or you can lead the herd but you cannot do both at the same time.  The willingness to risk will be so uncomfortable for the managers around you that many will be dying to see you fail. This will confirm their way of being within the organization.  If you fail, they don’t have to change.  In order to lead you need a sense of urgency that fuels your unstoppable determination to disrupt the status quo.  The willingness to risk failure for what you believe requires your emotional labor.  It is the true measure of the importance of your desired result to you.

 

A sheepdog is an individual with the courage to believe they can succeed where others have failed.  We need to be developing more sheepdogs within every organization.  The MBL coach’s job is to teach, coach, encourage and challenge those individuals that want to lead their organizations to better results

 

Our special guest today is Ram Saridena (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rammohan-saridena-b41770a).   Ram is a SAP team member of IT Enterprise Application Department at Hitachi High Technologies America.  He is responsible for the finance and controlling modules.

 

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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Jun 19, 2018
MBL Minute: Our Life Is Never Over
04:45

MBL Minute: Our Life Is Never Over

 

Episode Notes

 

Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it just changes form.  The universe consists of both the physical universe we can experience consciously with our five senses, and the quantum universe.  We have evolved as far as our intellect alone will take us. As a species, we are finally beginning to move from the view and pursuit of power as external to the pursuit of authentic internal power.  From five-sensory to multi-sensory, emotionally intelligent, humans.

 

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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Jun 15, 2018
MBL Minute: Making Money And Relationships
06:18

MBL Minute: Making Money And Relationships

 

Episode Notes

 

Money was invented to reflect the value of the relationships and exchanges we have with each other.  There is no inherent value in a piece of paper or a shiny stone.  Their only value is the collective fictional one we agree to give them.  The authentic leadership and emotional intelligence you demonstrate while serving others is the “money magnet” that represents the new economic currency.  The passion and clarity with which you provide that service enables you to have fun and make money.

 

Meaningful relationships are developed over time when we allow our self to be vulnerable.  This does not mean we are giving away our energy in those relationships.  Openness and vulnerability occur as we become less resistive, judgmental and attached to outcome.  By learning to lower our walls in this way we can often inspire others to do the same.  Businesses are much better at acquiring customers than they are at keeping them.  Most books and conversations focus on how to get more customers while relatively little attention in paid to how to keep them.  The ability to develop deep, meaningful relationships with those we serve requires our authenticity 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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Jun 13, 2018
MBL Minute: Confidence Creation And No Right Way
04:55

MBL Minute: Confidence Creation And No Right Way

 

Episode Notes

 

Confidence is created as we do the emotional labor of lowering our walls.  This ongoing process reconnects us with our authentic selves as we develop our emotional intelligence.  Confidence comes from taking action that takes us out of our comfort zone and through inevitable anxiety created as we move toward our desired results.

 

There is no right way to do the wrong thing.  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.  The decisions we make or avoid each day either add to or reduce our energy. 

 

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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Jun 08, 2018
MBL Minute: Myelinization And Old Age
05:10

MBL Minute: Myelinization And Old Age

 

Episode Notes

We sometimes refer to our brains as “grey matter” because that is how our neuron cells appear. There is also a lot of “white matter” in our brains that fills nearly 50% of our brains.  That white stuff is called myelin, a fatty tissue that covers much of the long axons, or neural pathways, that extend out of our neurons. 

 

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 respected and revered.  They were the repositories of experience and wisdom without which no civilization could survive.

 

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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Phil Johnson on LinkedIn

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Jun 07, 2018
Episode 11 - The Burden of Proof
40:27

 Episode #11:  The Burden of Proof

 

Episode Notes

 

 

What level of proof do we need about the harmfulness of some activity before we take action?  There is psychology behind why we often find it difficult to take action, even in the face of overwhelming evidence.  A “backfire effect” can occur when, in the face of overwhelming evidence, established beliefs do not change but actually get stronger.

 

When it coming to managing verses leading people our level of denial and lack of action has been extremely costly.  Employee engagement has been continually dropping for decades.  Its current level, according to Gallup, is less than 13 percent.  In economic terms alone, this has been costing organizations billions of dollars each year.  Leadership is not a position, it is a choice.  There is ample evidence of the importance of authenticity and emotional intelligence.  The proof is overwhelming and undeniable.  But sometimes proof is just another word for letting people suffer.

 

Our special guest today 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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Phil Johnson on LinkedIn

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Jun 04, 2018
MBL Minute: Neuroplasticity And Growth
04:57

MBL Minute: Neuroplasticity And Growth

 

Episode Notes

Our knowledge of the brain is evolving at a breathtaking pace.  We have learned that short term success can be obtained by simple changes in our brain’s chemistry.  But these changes are only temporary.  In order for long term change and success to occur deliberate practice is required.  

 

"When We Are Green We Grow, When We Are Brown We Rot."

Dr. Carl Jung (1875–1961) proposed that there are four stages of development and maturation.  They are The Athlete, The Adventurer, The Statesman and The Spiritualist. 

 

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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Phil Johnson on LinkedIn

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Jun 01, 2018
MBL Minute: Brother Leo And Leading From Within
05:02

MBL Minute: Brother Leo And Leading From Within

 

Episode Notes

 

Legend tells of a French monastery known throughout Europe for the extraordinary leadership of a man known only as Brother Leo. Several monks began a pilgrimage to visit Brother Leo to learn from him. This story helps us understand a starting point for our own leadership journey. Authentic service.


We are all intelligent and from time to time we allow the genius within us to express itself.  We allow the genius into our work by doing the emotional labor of becoming less resistive, judgmental and attached to outcome.   We attract our genius by practicing the emotional labor of reconnecting with our authenticity as we develop our 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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Phil Johnson on LinkedIn

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May 30, 2018
MBL Minute: Fail Faster And Old Age
05:15

MBL Minute: Fail Faster And Old Age

 

Episode Notes

 

We need to encourage the practice of being bad at the things we care about until we become exceptional at them.   A desire to serve that drives you forward.  An idea that fuels unstoppable determination to disrupt the status quo.  These are the things we need to get better at doing.  The willingness to risk failure for what you believe.  This is where all authentic, emotionally intelligent leaders begin the journey of transforming their worlds.

 

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 respected and revered.  They were the repositories of experience and wisdom without which no civilization could survive.

 

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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Phil Johnson on LinkedIn

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May 25, 2018
MBL Minute: Ask A Good Question And Dedicated Practice
04:32

MBL Minute: Ask A Good Question And Dedicated Practice

 

Episode Notes

 

Asking good questions is better at creating higher levels of engagement and trusted advisor relationships than when we make statements.  The art of asking a good question can help focus our awareness, thoughts and actions. 

 

Dedicated practice, with a proven system and coach, is needed to achieve mastery.  Simply changing your actions is not enough.  You can develop bad habits that will lead you in the wrong direction as easily as you can develop the right habits.  Dedication to consistently taking correct action is needed to develop mastery.

 

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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Phil Johnson on LinkedIn

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May 23, 2018
Episode 10 - Human Resources Unleashing Human Potential
45:14

Episode #10:  Human Resources Unleashing Human Potential

 

Episode Notes

 

In the past decade or so employee engagement has decreased globally from approximately 29% to less than 13%.  This drop of more than 50% is costing the U.S. economy more than $500 billion dollars per year.  If a company’s employees are not engaged neither are their customers.  

 

Employees become disengaged if they lose trust in their organizational leaders’ ability or willingness to protect them from danger.  We all have a primal urge to feel safe.  As the level of drama, chaos and conflict increases the body’s immune system may begin to shut down.  These environments are not good of our health.  

 

If employees feel safe they are more likely to take risks and embrace change.   If they do not trust their leaders none of that will happen.   Position based power “leaders” who are unwilling to risk their own personal safety have violated a deep seeded social contract with those they are tasked to lead.   Their leaders have failed them. 

 

Relationships are about feeling safe.  Authentic, emotionally intelligent leaders are often willing to put themselves at risk in order to lead their people.   Organizations must develop authentic, emotionally intelligent leaders to establish the trust that inspires engagement.  When your employees feel safe so will your customers.

 

Our special guest today is Sherry Adams (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sherry-adams-110b8a/).  Sherry is a Human Resource Executive with over 20 years’ experience.   Her authentic leadership and emotional intelligence is helping unleash human potential.

 

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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Phil Johnson on LinkedIn

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May 21, 2018
MBL Minute: Good Or Bad, Hard To Say
04:40

 

MBL Minute: Good Or Bad, Hard To Say

 

Episode Notes

 

The following is an ancient parable is about being mindful in the present moment and the value of becoming less resistive, judgmental and attached to outcome.  If a series of events, circumstances or outcomes are Good or if they are Bad, sometimes may be hard to say.

 

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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Phil Johnson on LinkedIn

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May 18, 2018
MBL Minute: How To Build A Great Company & Enlightenment and Meta Awareness
05:33

MBL Minute: How To Build A Great Company & Enlightenment and Meta Awareness

 

Episode Notes

 

A company is simply a group of individuals that have decided to come together to offer a product or service to the marketplace.  You need to attract and develop great people to build a great company.  In the rapidly expanding Trust Economy business will flow to those companies with the best people.

 

Meta-awareness is a level of consciousness that develops as we learn to become less resistive, judgmental and attached to outcome.  Emotional mastery is a process that enables us to feel our emotions while at the same time watching them unfold objectively without resistance, judgment or attachment to 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.

 

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Phil Johnson on LinkedIn

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May 16, 2018
MBL Minute: Courage to Lead and Social Media, Ads & Advertising
05:56

MBL Minute: Courage To Lead and Social Media, Ads & Advertising

 

Episode Notes

 

Whenever you step outside of your comfort zone, fear is going to reappear and attempt to control your actions.  This process of change and evolution, stepping from the success of the known back into a place of unknown is terrifying. But, for the courageous leader there are two things even more terrifying…stagnation and repression.  We must be willing to occasionally stare into the abyss of failure and chew glass in order to achieve our desired results.

Staying the course in the name of managed consistency with a past that no longer serves you or your clients is death to everyone involved in those relationships.  The pressure to change and evolve builds and if not addressed, will damage relationships.  The question is will you choose the temporary safety of the status quo or the courageous leadership required to embrace the unknown.  If you want to grow faster, know yourself better. 

***

Radio and television programs were originally created for one purpose and one purpose only, to sell ads.  Today, social media has become much better at cashing in on that same objective.  Psychologists and researchers have determined our habit patterns, choices and even our intelligence can be predicted with extreme accuracy using as few as 300 “likes” on social media platforms.  This data is worth billions to the retail, social and political organizations seeking to influence and often direct our individual choices.

Lots of studies have worked toward figuring out what exactly goes on in our brains when we are participating in social media.  It turns out there is psychology and commerce behind almost every element of the social media habits have developed.  If we want to stop giving away our personal power while ensuring better results we need to develop our authenticity 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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Phil Johnson on LinkedIn

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May 11, 2018
MBL Minute: Transparency, Brand Equity and Fearless Change
05:45

MBL Minute: Transparency, Brand Equity and Fearless Change

 

Episode Notes

 

In this MBL Minute Phil Johnson discusses how the use of emotional intelligence habits can build trust and strengthen brand equity and comments on the need to approach change fearlessly. 

The greater fool is the individual with the courage and naiveté to believe they can succeed where others have failed.  For the rest of us to profit, we need a greater fool — someone who will buy long and sell short.  Most people spend their life trying not to be the greater fool. The greater fool is someone with the perfect blend of self-delusion and ego to think that he can succeed where others have failed.  The world needs more fools.  

 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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Phil Johnson on LinkedIn

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May 09, 2018
Episode 9 - Management, Leadership and Organizational Development
32:18

Episode #9:  Management, Leadership and Organizational Development

 

Episode Notes

 

Often times the culture within an organization is a reflection of the leader in charge.  It is the repeated patterns of behavior that reveal the underlying norms and values.  Culture is what people do when no one is watching.

 

Inauthentic leaders view power as external, something that needs to be acquired and controlled.  This type of individual seeks to promote and surround themselves with others that also view power as external.  This group is continually trying to manipulate and feed off of each other’s fear and negativity.  When it comes to change and innovation they are resistive, judgmental and attached to outcome.  They are often the source of needless drama, chaos and conflict within the organization.

 

Authentic leaders are the best at developing great organizations.  They view their power as internal.  They have no need to control and manipulate others because they are connected to their own authentic power.  They have developed insights and capabilities that enable them to move through fear rather than being controlled by it.  They do not give away their personal power to others.  Their actions and results demonstrate a high degree of authentic leadership and emotional intelligence.  Asking questions works much better than giving answers.  The question I always begin a coaching conversation with is “What do you want?”

 

Hiring choices need to take into account both the person’s contribution as well as how their actions affect those around them. The most common hiring mistake is relying too much on someone's intellectual ability and experience and not enough on how their toxic behavior affects others. 

 

We all have a primal urge to feel safe.  We become disengaged if we lose trust in our leader’s ability or willingness to protect them from danger.  If we feel safe we are more willing to take the risks that are necessary in order to innovate and embrace change.   If we do not trust our leaders none of that will happen.   As a result the organization will become more fragmented and vulnerable to danger.  Authentic leaders would never sacrifice our safety for their own personal benefit.  Their actions and results build trust with those they serve. 

 

Speaking truth to power should not be seen as a revolutionary act.  The development of authentic, emotionally intelligent leadership enables us to speak truth to power that is behaving inauthentically.  Increasingly, this ability is being rewarded more than the compliance habits of the past.  In a world that often prefers we stay in our lanes and whisper, we need to yell, we need to lead. 

 

Our special guest today 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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May 07, 2018
MBL Minute: The MBL Creation Story
08:13

MBL Minute: The MBL Creation Story

 

Episode Notes

The Master of Business Leadership program has been created over many years to address a fundamental gap in our education. The lack of authentic, emotionally intelligent leadership which, MBL founder Phil Johnson believes is the root cause for the drama, chaos and conflict we experience.

The tools and insights necessary to navigate our way through the tsunami of change now before us will take generations to fully embrace and master. But I believe that the time in which we live today is the tipping point. We need to add authenticity and emotional intelligence to our toolbox of skills and behaviors.

In this MBL Minute Phil Johnson provides a brief history of the Master of Business Leadership and his journey in founding the program.

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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Phil Johnson on LinkedIn

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May 04, 2018
MBL Minute: Career Advancement And The Culture Of Global Leadership
05:41

MBL Minute: Career Advancement and The Culture of Global Leadership

 

Episode Notes

Career Advancement is not luck. 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.  Phil Johnson discusses the need for the development of our emotional intelligence in order to achieve career fulfillment and it's role in developing leadership in the accelrating changes that are happening globally.

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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Phil Johnson on LinkedIn

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May 02, 2018
MBL Minute: The Power of Visualization
05:08

MBL Minute: The Power of Visualization

 

Episode Notes

The following is a true story, which illustrates the power of visualization and dedicated practice. Individuals that succeed refuse to let failure stand in their way. Anything worth doing well takes dedicated practice.

 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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Phil Johnson on LinkedIn

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Apr 27, 2018
MBL Minute: The Slowly Boiling Frog and Leadership
04:54

MBL Minute: The Slowly Boiling Frog and Leadership

 

Episode Notes

We are in the midst of a rapid change revolution that will destroy the status quo and enable the impossible.  We need to be proactively developing our authenticity and emotional intelligence in order to navigate our way through these challenges.  This will enable us to embrace the challenges and opportunities that are now before us instead of behaving like a slowly boiling frog

Management’s primary function is to maintain and improve upon the existing status quo.  The role of leadership is to move beyond the status quo in order for innovation and change to occur.  You can follow the herd or you can lead it but you cannot do both.

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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Phil Johnson on LinkedIn

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Apr 25, 2018
Episode 8 - Sheepdogs and Organizational Development
44:08

 Episode #8:  Sheepdogs And Organizational Development

 

Episode Notes

 

“Sheep dogs 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.”  Phil Johnson

 

Organizational development begins with individual development.  To change the culture within an organization a critical mass of sheepdogs is required.  These are the individuals who have developed the authenticity and emotional intelligence needed to lead the sheep to safety and when necessary, battle the wolves.  Critical mass usually occurs when approximately 20% of the organization have become sheep dogs.

 

Sheep dogs inspire the “sheep” to begin moving out of their comfort zone in the direction of the change initiative.  As the number of sheep dogs within the organization continues to grow it becomes less risky for the sheep to follow their leadership.  Sheep can often represent as much as 80% or more of the organization.

 

Unfortunately, there are always wolves in every organization.  Wolves have the most difficulty embracing change.  They sabot any attempt to reduce the number of sheep within their feeding ground.  Wolves are cunning hunters that seek to capture, control and feed off of the sheep.  By identifying and training sheepdogs to protect the sheep the wolves are forced to leave the herd in search of easier, more chaotic feeding grounds.

 

Business executives need to become sheepdogs.  Organizational change requires the feeling of safety.  Sheepdogs have your back.  They would never sacrifice your safety for their own personal benefit.  When your organization’s sheep feel safe so will the people they serve.  This is how highly effective organizations are created.

 

Our special guest today is Ram Saridena (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rammohan-saridena-b41770a).   Ram is a SAP team member of IT Enterprise Application Department at Hitachi High Technologies America.  He is responsible for the finance and controlling modules.

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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Phil Johnson on LinkedIn

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Apr 23, 2018
MBL Minute: Emotional Contagion and Career Advancement
05:40

MBL Minute: Emotional Contagion and Career Advancement

 

Episode Notes

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. Emotional contagion is the process where the behavior of an individual or group of individuals begins to affect the behavior of the group as a wholeThe emotions and energy we choose to surround ourselves with has a huge impact on our results.  The effects of emotional contagion can cause us to behave like the average of the five people around us. 

In this MBL Minute Phil Johnson discusses what emotional contagion is and gives some introspection on relevant emotional intelligence questions to pose when considering career advancement.

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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We behave like the five people we spend the most time with. This emotional contagion is important to recognize when learning to address our emotional habits. Some introspection about how emotional intelligence can help with career advancement.

Apr 20, 2018
MBL Minute: Sand Wasps and Habits
05:43

MBL Minute: Sand Wasps and Habits

 

Episode Notes

There will be an ongoing battle within us, between our old and the new habits. Our existing habits, beliefs and behaviors will fight to maintain their dominance.  Repetition of the new habits and beliefs over time strengthens them.  The new habit development process will require emotional labor until the new habit becomes the default way of reacting.  The personal and organizational results we obtain are a reflection of the habits we have chosen to develop.  Want better results, develop better habits. 

In this MBL Minute Phil Johnson discusses a pair of true stories which illustrates how habits can be so ingrained they can even lead to tragic results before change is taken. A call to action for understanding the effects of our emotional habits in our work and personal lives.

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Apr 18, 2018
MBL Minute: A Puzzle Game and The Future of Humanity
06:11

MBL Minute: A Puzzle Game and The Future of Humanity

 

Episode Notes

We have come to a tipping point in our evolution.  The global turmoil we are experiencing is merely the backdrop to the choices that we must now face.  We need to learn how to make better choices.  We need to add authenticity and emotional intelligence to our toolbox of skills and behaviors.

We are each a unique, indispensable piece of the world puzzle.  The paradox of being human is that we must serve and protect ourselves and each other at the same time. Authentic emotionally intelligent individuals and organizations have the ability to do both through inspirational service.

In this MBL Minute Phil Johnson gives a parable about seeing the big picture and highlights why a revolutionary new approach in our learning paradigm is so important for today's changing world climate.

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Apr 13, 2018
MBL Minute: Change Can Drive Us Bananas
04:42

MBL Minute: Change Can Drive Us Bananas

 

Episode Notes

It's time to stop monkeying around. In this time of accelerating change, revolutionary NOT evolutionary change is needed. 

Phil Johnson gives a parable about how a group environment can be created through conditioned behaviours which leads to an attitude of conformity. Highlighting the need for leaders to push past comfort zones and take action in facilitating change. The development of our authenticity and emotional intelligence will enable us to go for the prize from the story - the banana, while inspiring others to do the same. 

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Apr 11, 2018
Episode 7 - The Primary Responsability of Every Executive
41:57

Episode #7: The Primary Responsibility of Every Executive

 

Episode Notes

 

The 3rd Wave referred to as the Internet of EVERYTHING is coming.  Large organizations need to begin partnering with entrepreneurs if the larger organizations are going to survive.  Revolutionary change has always been met with resistance, fear and skepticism.  It must have been very frustrating for Henry Ford to discuss the emerging automotive industry with people who believed cars would never replace horses as the dominant form of transportation.  The recognition and acceptance of the growing need for authenticity and emotional intelligence is working its way through similar challenges. 

 

Every important idea starts out on the fringe of society.  Those that have an urgent desire for better results.  Then new idea is not obvious, proven or readily understood.  Gradually the new idea begins to resonate with a small group of believers, advocates and evangelists.  The risk is leadership decreases as more and more people begin to embrace the new idea.  

 

Sometimes the risky idea is seen by some as a new thing. They alert their network of trusted friends who want to be in on the new thing.  When enough of them embrace a new thing it becomes a hot thing and then the hot thing begins moving toward acceptance by the masses.  

 

Finally, as we saw in the Henry Ford example, when enough people begin to accept the new idea, the rest of the people jump on board insisting that the new idea has always been the right thing to do.  One day a system works, the next day it is under water.  Revolutionary not evolutionary change is needed and this will require our emotional labor.  

 

The evolutionary approach of building upon the current system will no longer work. We need a revolutionary new approach to change that will require the development of authenticity and emotional intelligence throughout the entire organization.  Individuals and organizations are beginning to move in this direction.  The leaders of this change revolution will achieve the greatest results.

 

An executive’s primary responsibility is to create a safe work environment for the people that report to them.  Many of us are afraid of the rapid change occurring around us.  We are embarrassingly unaware of how divided our organizations and societies have become.

 

If we lose trust in our leaders’ willingness to protect us; if we feel unsafe we will not take risks.  We will not innovate or embrace change.  If we do not trust our leadership we will become more fragmented and vulnerable to threats.  The current system will not work.  We need a revolutionary new approach that develops each individual’s authenticity and emotional intelligence.  Those “sheepdogs” that get their first will need to inspire the rest of us to follow them.

 

A company’s employees are more important than their customers.  Gallup has determined there is a high correlation between the level of employee engagement and the level of customer engagement.  The safer your employees feel the more engaged your customers will become.

 

Our special guest today 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.

 

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Apr 09, 2018
MBL Minute: Amygdala Hijacks and EQ Training
06:30

MBL Minute: Amygdala Hijacks and EQ Training

 

Episode Notes

Every time a change moves us out of our comfort zone we feel discomfort. Usually this takes the form of increased fear or anxiety which often presents itself as anger. We see the unfortunate results of these hijacks every day.

Phil Johnson answers questions about the nature of amygdala hijacks and how these anxiety attacks can impact our organizations and also answers questions about the importance of completing emotional intelligence training.

 

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Apr 06, 2018
MBL Minute: The Scorpion and the Turtle
05:09

MBL Minute: The Scorpion and the Turtle

 

Episode Notes

The Scorpion and the turtle is a timeless tale which illustrates the dangers of negative habits, like the compulsion the scorpion demonstrates. This MBL Minute features a brief commentary by Phil Johnson about the need to develop a conciousness about the toxic habits which can exist in individuals and organizations. The creation of new habits requires dedicated practice and emotional labor and our behaviour is a reflection of the habits we have chosen to develop.  

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Apr 04, 2018
MBL Minute: The 333 Hitter
05:33

MBL Minute: The 333 Hitter

Episode Notes

Spring is in the air … finally. It's baseball season!

 

The difference between a baseball player with a 333 batting average versus one with a 250 average may surprise you.  The 333 player is very important to his team’s success.  He may be the team’s franchise player earning over $30M or more per year.  It’s time you learned the secret of his success.

The 333 hitter is a baseball analogy which highlights the importance of focused action and the larger results that can be gained from making small improvements in our habits, a key consideration when discussing authentic leadership training.

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Mar 31, 2018