Work that Matters Podcast






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If you are interested in being remarkable in your work, then you'll want to listen to this interview with speaker and entrepreneur John Spence.

John covers in a short period of time some killer insights from using social media to get sales and referrals to the influence of culture on a business. Along the way you'll learn the three things to build a world class career.

Grab something to take notes with. More great wisdom coming your way.

Share your questions or suggestions for future guests by emailing Shawn at shawn [at] switchandshift [dot] com.

If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a rating and comment.

On to the show.

Direct download: 85_John_Spence__What_You_Need_to_Be_Remarkable_in_Your_Work.mp3
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If you're like me you've had moments when you wish you could redo an interaction with a colleague. Perhaps words were spoken that weakened the relationship.

In this episode of Work That Matters, I'm talking with John Stoker. Founder and President of DialogueWORKS. John is also the author of the book Overcoming Fake Talk.

In this episode were going to talk about how to have real conversations that build relationships and get results.

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

Share your questions or suggestions for future guests by emailing Shawn at shawn [at] switchandshift [dot] com.

If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a rating and comment.

On to the show.

Direct download: 84_John_Stoker__How_to_Overcome_Fake_Talk.mp3
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Leadership takes guts. Leadership is about motivating and inspiring people, playing safe won't cut it. What are the elements of bold and gutsy leadership? I talk with author, educator and leadership guru, John Baldoni about this very question.

Direct download: 83_John_Baldoni__Bold_and_Gutsy_Leadership.mp3
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Tim Ferris may advocate a 4 hour work week, but let's get real. Most of us spend 1/3 or more of our life working. As leaders it's our role to help make work be a positive contribution to our lives and that of our employees.

Culture plays a significant role in shaping the quality of the work experience. Today we're going to explore various dimensions of culture and what you can do to make the 1/3 I mentioned earlier a more inspiring, transformative experience.

I'm talking with author, musician, consultant Chris Edmonds. His new book is The Culture Engine: A Framework for Driving Results, Inspiring Your Employees, and Transforming Your Workplace. We'll explore some themes on culture in our conversation today.

Direct download: 82_Chris_Edmonds__Workplace_Cultures_that_Inspire.mp3
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Do you remember a time when you weren't interrupted by the buzz of your smartphone? Chirp from an incoming Tweet or email? There's a large portion of us who recalls a less distracting time.

Regardless, though, of your age, do you wonder what your life would be like with less technology-driven distractions?

My guest today is Michael Harris, author of The End of Absence. We're going to explore the impacts of a lack of distractions in our lives and what opportunities are available to us to reclaim what we've lost in a world of constant connection.

Direct download: 81_Michael_Harris__Life_in_a_World_of_Constant_Connection.mp3
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Social technology has boldly revealed something we have known about human nature that is invaluable to business. We have learned that connection, networks of people can use their collective voice to transform how we work together, how we make change.

In this interview, authors Ted Coine; and Mark Babbitt reveal what the implications of The Social Age are to businesses and to humanity.

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

Direct download: 80_Ted_Coin_and_Mark_Babbitt__How_the_Social_Age_Will_Change_Business.mp3
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How effective are you when you multi-task? What would your colleagues say if you asked them? And what about time to reflect? When was the last time you had time to think about your next move on a project? Or the day's interactions? Or the big picture? In today's mobile-enabled world where we're reachable anywhere, I think we are losing site of the benefits of unplugging and thinking.

To guide us through this discussion is author and entrepreneur Daniel Forrester.

Daniel Forrester is the Founder and CEO of THRUUE. Daniel is the author of Consider: Harnessing the Power of Reflective Thinking in Your Organization.

Direct download: 79_Daniel_Patrick_Forrester__Harnessing_the_Power_of_Reflection.mp3
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We all face leadership challenges. They are what shape our leadership actions. To make extraordinary things happen in your organization or within your team, you need to be willing to accept the challenges of leadership and find ways to constantly grow.

It is with great honor and excitement that I introduce today's guest—Jim Kouzes. Jim is the co-author of the seminal leadership book, The Leadership Challenge.

Direct download: 78_Jim_Kouzes__Secrets_of_Great_Leaders.mp3
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The best places to work create a positive work experience. But to make that happen requires intentional acts of leadership and purposeful evolution of the culture.

To talk about creating a positive work experience, I talk with young entrepreneur and growth manager at Office Vibe, Jacob Shriar.

Check out to learn how they can help you create the culture and climate you want for your company and team.

Direct download: 77_Jacob_Shriar__Creating_A_Positive_Work_Experience.mp3
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We need businesses that don't suck—suck the life, purpose, desire, aspirations out of its people.

Today's episode we're looking at a different way to conduct business that doesn't suck. We'll explore how to evolve your business from a top-down, command-and-control mindset. We'll look at how holacracy can help with this evolution.

To help inform this conversation, this episodes guest is Brian Robertson.

Brian is with HolacracyOne and is a seasoned entrepreneur and organization builder, and a recovering CEO. He holds no fancy titles and wields no special powers, so he can show up as just another partner doing his part to support something he cares about.

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

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Direct download: 76_Brian_Robertson__A_Better_Way_to_Work_Together.mp3
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