122: How to Bring More Wellness into your Workplace Culture with Laura Putnam

122: How to Bring More Wellness into your Workplace Culture with Laura Putnam

Wellness is something that we think a lot about in our individual lives, but we may not always consider in the workplace context. Laura Putnam, author and founder/CEO of Motion Infusion, is passionate about bringing wellness into the workplace to foster a healthier, happier and more productive workplace culture. In this episode of The TalentGrow Show, Laura joins Halelly to discuss the ideas from her Amazon #1 Hot New Release in HR & Personnel Management, Workplace Wellness That Works. She advocates that leaders at every level of an organization leverage their unique position to introduce more wellness, and shares simple and creative things we as leaders can do to accomplish this. Listen to find out why workplace wellness is so important to a thriving, productive team, and what you should be doing to implement positive change. Plus, find out how to “go stealth” and sneak wellness into non-wellness activities at work! If you enjoy this episode, don’t forget to share it with others.

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121: Raise Your Game – High Performance Secrets from the Sports World with Alan Stein, Jr.

121: Raise Your Game – High Performance Secrets from the Sports World with Alan Stein, Jr.

No two professions seem quite so different from each other as sports and business leadership. Author and coach Alan Stein, Jr., however, is bridging the gap between these two worlds by bringing high performance secrets from the sports arena into the corporate world. A long time performance coach in basketball and in business, Alan believes that leaders in the business world could learn a great deal from common practices in world class sports. In this exciting episode of The TalentGrow Show, learn how to lead like a world class athlete as Halelly and Alan discuss key similarities between top performers in sports and in business, a three step technique to close your performance gap, and actionable advice for changing negative habits or behaviors. Plus, listen to discover the thought provoking results of a research study that will boost your confidence in your ability to take control of your behavior! Don’t miss this episode, and remember to share it with others, too!

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Daniel Pink on the Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing on the TalentGrow Show with Halelly Azulay

Daniel Pink on the Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing on the TalentGrow Show with Halelly Azulay

Happy New Year! To celebrate 2018 (and to allow us a little break from production during the holidays), we're rebroadcasting Halelly's favorite episode of 2018 - episode 83 featuring Daniel Pink. Enjoy!!

Original description: Timing, according to bestselling author Daniel Pink, is a crucial element of productivity and performance. In fact, research shows that our performance on cognitive tests is affected by up to 20 percent by the time of day alone. So how can we use this information to increase our own performance? In this exciting episode of The TalentGrow Show, Daniel Pink explains the big ideas behind his new book, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, and shares very actionable advice for arranging your own schedule – and your team’s – in a way that takes advantage of your peak-performance times. Our lives are a never-ending stream of “when”-decisions, and Daniel shows us how to base these decisions on science rather than intuition or guesswork. Learn about the three performance stages we each experience in any given day, the different chronotypes we all fall into, and how to use all of this information to help us flourish at work -- especially as current or aspiring leaders. Listen and share with others!

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120: [Solo] The Top 5 Episodes of 2018 on the TalentGrow Show with Halelly Azulay

120: [Solo] The Top 5 Episodes of 2018 on the TalentGrow Show with Halelly Azulay

Our 2018 ride was a fun one! We began publishing weekly and had twice as many shows as in previous years. So many great guests and solo episodes, so on today’s solo episode on the TalentGrow Show, Halelly summarizes the year of 2018 for the podcast. She recaps the highlights of 2018, gives a tiny-taste replay for each of the top five most downloaded episodes, and names her own favorite episode of 2018. Of course she gives a word or two about the plans for 2019 as well as her actionable tip for TalentGrowers that you can apply right now and in 2019. What was your favorite episode in 2018? Leave a comment and let us know. Take a listen now!

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119: Humanity Works – Technology and Creativity in the Workplace of the Future with Alexandra Levit

119: Humanity Works – Technology and Creativity in the Workplace of the Future with Alexandra Levit

As technology and automation continue to evolve, so will the landscape of the workplace. Many skills, and even entire careers, will become obsolete as new ones emerge. What can we do to make ourselves valuable in the marketplace of the future? In this episode of The TalentGrow Show, Workplace Expert and Futurist Alexandra Levit returns to the show to share her insights on these critical issues. You’ll discover what important shifts and changes in the workplace Alexandra expects to see by the year 2030, what impact we can expect the evolution of technology and automation to have on today’s careers, and how we can best prepare ourselves for the inevitable change. Plus, find out what human attribute Alexandra thinks will become even more valuable as technology becomes an ever-more crucial part of the workplace. Listen and don’t forget to share with others!

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118: The Leadership Killer -- Beware of this Lethal Leadership Trap with Bill Treasurer

118: The Leadership Killer -- Beware of this Lethal Leadership Trap with Bill Treasurer

Hubris, according to author and leadership coach Bill Treasurer, is the single most lethal leadership killer. But how do we as leaders find a balance between building confidence in ourselves and staying humble? A ‘boomeranger’ on the podcast, Bill returns to the TalentGrow Show to share his advice on cultivating humility and deflating hubris as a leader. How can we create an atmosphere in the workplace where our team is comfortable sharing honest feedback with us? What are some hubristic behaviors we should watch out for? (Even Steve Jobs exhibited some of these!) Tune in to find out and get Bill’s advice for becoming a leader people want to follow. Listen and don’t forget to share this episode with others in your network!

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117: [Ask Halelly] “How can I give constructive feedback without destroying their confidence?” on the TalentGrow Show with Halelly Azulay

117: [Ask Halelly] “How can I give constructive feedback without destroying their confidence?” on the TalentGrow Show with Halelly Azulay

You know you need to give a team member some hard-to-hear feedback, but you worry about the impact on the person’s self-esteem or maybe on your relationship. You don’t want your feedback conversation to backfire. What can you do to successfully deliver constructive feedback? Here’s another Ask Halelly episode of the TalentGrow Show, where Halelly Azulay answers a question from a listener, a member of the audience at one of her conference speaking events, a learner in one of her corporate workshops, or a member of the media. This is a common concern and rightly so. But Halelly has some important suggestions both about your approach and the steps to deliver the feedback that can allay your concerns and produce the results you seek. Take a listen, weigh in with your own opinion, and share with others!

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116: Practical Neuroscience Hacks for Increasing Creativity, Motivation, and Productivity with James Garrett

116: Practical Neuroscience Hacks for Increasing Creativity, Motivation, and Productivity with James Garrett

How can we motivate ourselves better? How can we get our brain to solve our problems for us? At what time of day do we have our best energy? In today’s exciting episode of the TalentGrow Show, neuroscience entrepreneur James Garrett answers all these questions and more so that people “can become who they imagine themselves to be at their very best”. You’ll learn about a framework for becoming more productive in each day, the cutting-edge “two modes of attention” finding that everyone in the neuroscience community is talking about, a simple tip for recharging your energy for the day, and much more. Don’t miss it!

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114: Building a Positive, Consistent Company Culture Your Team will Rave About with CEO Bob Glazer

114: Building a Positive, Consistent Company Culture Your Team will Rave About with CEO Bob Glazer

Bob Glazer, founder & CEO of award-winning global performance marketing agency AccelerationPartners, offers radical --yet proven-- ideas for creating a positive company culture. On this episode of The TalentGrow Show, Bob also exposes old practices and paradigms that need to go away – like the two-week notice system (what?!) and talks about how to implement a positive transition plan and why being consistent about your core values is more important than you think. Find out how his company won such culture awards as #4 on Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Awards, Entrepreneur’s Top Company Culture, & Inc. Magazine’s Best Place to Work among others! Don’t miss this value-packed episode and share it with others!

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112: Balancing Leadership, Parenthood, Technology, and Learning with Entrepreneur and Executive Emily Foote

112: Balancing Leadership, Parenthood, Technology, and Learning with Entrepreneur and Executive Emily Foote

Many working parents struggle with balancing work life and family life. This was especially true for Emily Foote, entrepreneur and co-founder of Practice, recently acquired by educational technology company Instructure, who juggled being a new mother with growing her company and navigating its acquisition. Emily shares why she thinks it’s best to combine rather than separate these two aspects of life, and on this episode of The TalentGrow Show she shares some first-hand advice for others struggling in a similar position. We also discuss some of Emily’s insights about workplace learning and technology based on her multifaceted career path. Learn how to adapt learning cultures to the changed pace of work that technology has ushered and how to balance appreciation with constructive criticism in the workplace (something that many leaders struggle with!) Listen and don’t forget to share with others!

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111: Conscious Communications -- Using Words That Work to Foster Better Connections with Mary Shores

111: Conscious Communications -- Using Words That Work to Foster Better Connections with Mary Shores

Everything you say, according to Mary Shores, is either creating a bigger connection or driving a disconnection. Words have the power to transform lives. Mary is an award-winning author, speaker, and entrepreneur who teaches step-by-step how to harness the power of our words to rewire our minds and create deeper connections with others. On this episode of The TalentGrow Show, Mary and Halelly dig into the three rules and three steps that make up her strategy called Words That Work. Along with lots of other juicy insights, you’ll learn which six trigger words you should just remove from your vocabulary and what to replace them with! Mary also talks about the Core Four process she developed to stay focused and productive in situations when your stress level threatens to get high, and how to use action statements to earn the trust of whomever you’re speaking with. Listen and don’t forget to share with others!

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110: The Next Level -- Three Leadership Imperatives That Are Critical for Your Success with Scott Eblin

110: The Next Level -- Three Leadership Imperatives That Are Critical for Your Success with Scott Eblin

Too often, high-performers are promoted to a higher position in a company and then left to their own devices to navigate the transition. What do you need to know to succeed at the next level? In this episode of The TalentGrow Show, Halelly brings back her first-ever guest on the show, author and executive coach Scott Eblin, to share insights from the newly revised 3rd edition of his best-selling book, The Next Level: What Insiders Know About Executive Success. He believes that there are three leadership imperatives that are critical to success: manage yourself, leverage your team, and engage your colleagues. Listen to discover the meaning of these imperatives while also learning about leadership presence, the importance of being humble and vulnerable with your team, and why finding a ‘work-life balance’ isn’t necessarily the right goal to set your sights on! Ultimately, Scott outlines which behaviors and beliefs you need to let go of at the next level, and which ones you need to pick up. Listen and don’t forget to share this episode with others in your network!

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108: Lead with Values -- Fostering a Thriving Company Culture with Global Financial Magnate Lars Seier Christensen

108: Lead with Values -- Fostering a Thriving Company Culture with Global Financial Magnate Lars Seier Christensen

A company’s core values are at the heart of its operations and culture. Yet, not all companies or leaders make their core values explicit or even realize why they should. On this episode of The TalentGrow Show, Halelly speaks with Saxo Bank co-founder and former co-CEO Lars Seier Christensen about the seven values that Lars embedded into the culture of Saxo Bank and why it’s incredibly important to make your company values explicit. You’ll learn why Lars chose the seven values that he did and how they each contributed to a successful and thriving company culture. Not sure how to prioritize certain values or narrow down your most ‘core’ values? Lars and Halelly discuss how to think about the hierarchies and relationships between values as well. Learn the why and how of giving immediate and frequent feedback – both positive and constructive. Plus, discover which philosopher had a powerful impact on Lars and his leadership ethic. Listen and share with others in your network!

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107: Leading and Communicating Effectively with Different Personality Types with Nicole Jansen

107: Leading and Communicating Effectively with Different Personality Types with Nicole Jansen

Different personality types have different needs, motivations, and strengths. As leaders, how can we understand and adapt to the many different personality types on our team in a way that fulfills their motivations and draws out their strengths? In this episode of The TalentGrow Show, speaker, coach and human behavior specialist Nicole Jansen shares her answer to this question and invites us to better understand others through the DISC Model of Human Behavior. Nicole explains the key attributes you should attune to in order to understand others’ personalities, how you can effectively adapt to different personalities without losing yourself in the process, and what methods or frameworks you can use to better understand and connect with individuals on your team. Listen, share with others in your network, and use what you learn to improve your communication and effectiveness as a leader!

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106: Open to Think -- Transforming the Way You Think as a Leader with Dan Pontefract

106: Open to Think -- Transforming the Way You Think as a Leader with Dan Pontefract

Are you Open to Think? Author and speaker Dan Pontefract is joining Halelly for the second time on The TalentGrow Show, to share key insights from his latest book: Open to Think: Slow Down, Think Creatively, and Make Better Decisions. Dan believes that we leaders can optimize the way we think to make us more effective and shares actionable ideas and advice to help us do it. Using creative (and fun!) metaphors and examples, Dan teaches us how to cultivate what he calls the four ‘executive functions,’ how to implement a technique called reverse-coaching, and what it really means to be an open thinker. You’ll also learn how to take control of your time, including how to avoid a big pitfall many of us fall into when using our mobile devices! Listen and be sure to share this episode with others in your network.

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105: [Ask Halelly] “Leader or manager – what’s the difference?” on the TalentGrow Show with Halelly Azulay

105: [Ask Halelly] “Leader or manager – what’s the difference?” on the TalentGrow Show with Halelly Azulay

Is there a difference between being a leader and being a manager? Is one better than the other? Does one beget or require the other? Should we even be asking these questions?? Here’s another Ask Halelly episode of the TalentGrow Show, where Halelly answers a question from a listener, a learner in one of her corporate workshops, a member of the audience at one of her conference speaking events, or a member of the media. This week’s question came from a reporter who interviewed Halelly for a Fast Company article about this very issue. Halelly’s answer: Yeah, there is a difference. But, STOP SPLITTING HAIRS about it already! She explains why she loves to hate this question and wishes it would go away. Plus, she shares about a couple of exchanges she had about this on Twitter – were they favorable? Take a listen, weigh in with your own opinion, and share with others!

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104: Wired to Connect -- The Neuroscience of Team Leadership with Dr. Britt Andreatta

104: Wired to Connect -- The Neuroscience of Team Leadership with Dr. Britt Andreatta

What differentiates high-performing teams from the rest? With the latest research in neuroscience at her disposal, Dr. Britt Andreatta provides a new and comprehensive model that analyzes and synthesizes the motivations, skills, and dynamics that make peak team performance possible: The Four Gates to Peak Team Performance. In this episode of The TalentGrow Show, Dr. Andreatta shares the facts and research behind her groundbreaking model and digs into fascinating topics such as ‘neural synchrony’ and what basic human needs and motivations drive us towards teamwork. Learn the significant differences between cooperation and collaboration, discover what skills you need to hone to successfully collaborate with others, and get Dr. Andreatta’s take on some cutting-edge research on the development of human consciousness that is making waves in the leadership space. Don’t miss this exciting episode and be sure to share it with others!

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103: Resonate -- How to Use Vocal Intelligence and Body Language as a Leader with Dr. Louise Mahler

103: Resonate -- How to Use Vocal Intelligence and Body Language as a Leader with Dr. Louise Mahler

It’s not just what we say as leaders: it’s how we say it, vocally and physically. An expert in body language, voice, and emotion, Dr. Louise Mahler explains that the ‘missing ingredient’ in corporate leadership is something called vocal intelligence and that how we use our voice has a far greater impact on our success as leaders than we know. In this fascinating episode of The TalentGrow Show, Louise shares unique insights on vocal psychology, body-language, and non-verbal communication that any leader should study and practice. Learn how to inspire trust with your voice and identify inner blockages that manifest in your voice and posture that may hinder your ability to lead. There are seven key blockages according to Louise, who walks us through a few of them here. Plus, learn why vocal intelligence is especially critical for leaders in our evolving digital age! Listen and don’t forget to share with others.

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101: Lead with a Story -- Motivational Leadership through Storytelling with Paul Smith

101: Lead with a Story -- Motivational Leadership through Storytelling with Paul Smith

Storytelling is more than a fleeting marketing trend: it has been proven to be an incredibly effective motivator. Today, when motivation in the workplace is such a crucial topic, leaders need more than ever to cultivate the art and skill of storytelling. In this value-packed episode of The TalentGrow Show, Halelly has a conversation with Paul Smith, a leading expert in business storytelling, to get to the core of why narrative is so powerful and what elements make up a really good story. From research in neuroscience to the fascinating “Significant Objects Project,” Paul presents a compelling case for the value of storytelling in the business world. If what you hear resonates with you, keep listening to discover the components and structural elements of a good story, and the eight core questions every story you tell should answer. Plus, learn how to distinguish easily between manipulation and ethical persuasion. Listen and don’t forget to share with other leaders in your network!

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100: Cultivating a Culture of Growth and Learning in the Workplace with Elliott Masie

100: Cultivating a Culture of Growth and Learning in the Workplace with Elliott Masie

For the 100th episode of The TalentGrow Show, Halelly interviews a very special guest with an interesting and multi-faceted career trajectory: Elliott Masie. A provocative speaker, expert in educational technology, and Broadway producer/investor, Elliott joins Halelly to share his best advice for leaders who strive to cultivate passionate, engaged, and high-performing teams. Elliott talks about learning processes in the workplace, important trends in talent development and technology, and serious mistakes leaders can make when working with their team. You’ll learn actionable techniques for nurturing your team’s creativity and building a culture of growth in the workplace, so be sure to give this episode a listen! Plus, find out what is the most dangerous word you can say as a leader.

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