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A colleague of mine once said this about learning: "When you're ripe you're rotting, when you're green you're growing." My guest today, leadership and learning expert, Liz Wiseman and I are talking about the importance of the learner mindset and its role in doing your best work . . .to do work that matters.

We'll be discussing Liz's distinction of rookie smarts and why it's not just for newbies at work, but for all of us—new and experienced. What's more, we'll discuss how a rookie mindset can help us shift into higher performance.

If you're a seasoned professional or new in the world of work, you'll want to listen to Liz's insights, especially if you're interested in performing at your peak.

Get ready to take notes, more great wisdom coming your way.

If you enjoy Work That Matters, please rate the podcast.

For show suggestions, please email Shawn Murphy at shawn@switchandshift.com.

Direct download: 95_Why_Rookie_Smarts_Is_Key_in_the_New_Game_of_Work_with_LizWiseman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

One of my favorite companies doing great work that ignites human potential and is profitable in doing so is Luck Companies. Helping lead the way with this incredibly altruistic and yet practical transformation is Mark Fernandes. Mark and Luck Companies focus on this shift through Values-Based leadership ideology and model.

How we lead is rooted in what is important to us. What’s important to us is rooted in our values. Unfortunately many of us don't make the time to identify and know what our personal values are. Going one step further, we don't take the time to integrate our values into our leadership actions.

In this episode, Mark Fernandes and I discuss how values-based leadership can ignite human potential and generate business value.

Direct download: 94_Ignite_Human_Potential_with_MarkSFernandes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

It's popular belief that we can find equilibrium in our personal and professional lives. The demands on our time just don't allow for this to be possible. There has to be a better choice.

In this episode, I interview Wharton Business School professor Stew Friedman. We explore concepts that will help you better navigate an integrated life and avoid the misleading belief that balance can be found between work and life.

Get ready to take notes. More great wisdom coming your way.

If you enjoy Work That Matters, please rate the podcast.

For show suggestions, please email Shawn Murphy at shawn@switchandshift.com.

Direct download: 93_A_Better_Choice_to_Work_Life_Balance_with_StewFriedman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

"We can be deceived by false signals sent from our brain," claims leadership expert Tanveer Naseer. These false signals when it's related to our leadership lead us to believe one thing, but those thoughts aren't based in reality. This is leadership vertigo. And it happens all too often, misleading well-intentioned leaders astray.

In this episode, you'll learn how to minimize the likelihood of leadership vertigo, the principles to address it when it occurs.

Get ready to take notes. More great wisdom coming your way.

If you enjoy Work That Matters, please rate the podcast.

For show suggestions, please email Shawn Murphy at shawn@switchandshift.com.

Direct download: 92_Overcoming_Leadership_Vertigo_with_TanveerNaseer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

As the cliche; goes, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results. This can be said about how we view the role of management in organizations. We want to change how we manage or lead, but I don't believe the pace of needed changes is keeping up with what employees, or stakeholders, want and expect. We can't continue to rely on 20th century management practices in the 21st century and expect the workplace to improve.

In this episode Chuck Blakeman author of Why Employees Are Always a Bad Idea: and Other Business Diseases of the Industrial guides us through where we need to shift our practices to be in line with what he calls the Participation Age.

This is a fascinating interview that’s sure to challenge some of your beliefs about business today.

Get ready to take notes. More great wisdom coming your way.

If you enjoy Work That Matters, please rate the podcast.

For show suggestions, please email Shawn Murphy at shawn@switchandshift.com.

Direct download: 91_Get_Rid_of_Employees_and_Do_Good_in_Business_with_ChuckBlakeman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

The pursuit of a rich, fulfilling life and work needs to be meaningful to you. Yet the day-to-day responsibilities can distract you from living a life you love.

This episodes guest, is with author, event producer, and life changer Ben Arment. Ben's book, Dream Year, is a must read for anyone who wants to live a life of purpose.

In this interview Ben and I talk about scaling barriers to asking for a life you love, doing work that matters, and other topics designed to inspire you to be in action towards leaping from a job you hate to a life you love.

Get ready to take notes. More great wisdom coming your way.

If you enjoy Work That Matters, please rate the podcast.

For show suggestions, please email Shawn Murphy at shawn@switchandshift.com.

Direct download: 90_Make_the_Leap_to_a_Life_You_Love_with_BenArment.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

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