Getting Into Fitness The Spartan Way With Joe De Sena And Dealing With Jerks With Eric Williamson

TTL 620 | Dealing With Jerks

Getting Into Fitness The Spartan Way With Joe De Sena And Dealing With Jerks With Eric Williamson

Mastering the mindset of a warrior requires a lot of dedication and perseverance. Embodying that in starting his business, founder and CEO of the world’s largest obstacle, race and endurance brand, Spartan, Joe De Sena shares with us his journey towards endurance races and helping people push beyond what they thought was possible. He takes us into his world, sharing interesting stories of how people prepare in this kind of extreme fitness and offering great inspiration for you to achieve your personal best.

Whatever you do and wherever you work, jerks are all around you. President and CEO of Tailored Training Solutions, Eric Williamson talks about how to deal and work with jerks. Whether you are in conflict or having a tough time getting along with someone, Eric shows you a way out of their negative space with a three-step process.  Join Eric as he teaches you ways on how to deal with jerks and take your leadership skills to the next level.
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TTL 597 | Modern Day Recruitment

Modern Day Recruitment with Ira S. Wolfe

Recruitment may not seem to be an ever-changing process, but in today’s working generation, some aspects have to change. Ira Wolfe is a TEDx Speaker and the President of Success Performance Solutions, a company that provides hiring solutions, employee assessments, as well as hiring and recruitment consulting. In this episode, he talks about his book called Recruiting in the Age of Googlizaton and walks us through how his company works and who they help. As he explains how he came up with his book, Ira moves on to enlighten us about Googlization as well as his TED Talk and DisruptHR experiences. Learn more about modern day recruitment in this exciting discussion. Continue reading “Modern Day Recruitment with Ira S. Wolfe”

TTL 579 | Emotional Intelligence

How To Get The Bigger Sharks with Rich Lofgren and Addressing The Intelligence Crisis with Joshua Freedman

Power Connector Rich Lofgren shares how he was able to connect with powerful people and how he eventually decided to create his own consulting firm. He recounts how he met Kevin Harrington and how they tried hooking the big sharks together, which they did. Rich also talks about the products that they are trying to get patented and touches on some of their big-time clients whom they met in some huge events.

In a world that has been found to have declining emotional intelligence, just how much of it affects us and will it increase? Emotions researcher and author Joshua Freedman shares his thoughts on that while talking about how he got into artificial and emotional intelligence. As he dives into their study on that field, he notes that emotional intelligence varies by generation, age, gender, and other related aspects. He also gets into how people nowadays are becoming more viable and volatile in a context of increased stress and decreased empathy.
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TTL 573 | What Is Emotional Intelligence

Managing Emotional Intelligence with Bill Benjamin and Homefront Girl Advocacies with Gaby Juergens

How will you react if someone disagrees with you? What will you do if you hear negative feedback? Leadership expert Bill Benjamin reveals how we can manage our emotional intelligence, especially when it comes to leadership. Bill lets us understand the brain science and the strategies we could use and put into practice to be our best and become effective leaders. Discover how you can manage and deal with your emotions skillfully as Bill takes a deep dive into emotional intelligence.

It is against the warrior ethos to leave someone essential to the mission behind. However, in reality, a military spouse is left with nothing if the soldier decides to divorce and they have spent less than twenty years being together. Gaby Juergens, a former military wife, and cancer survivor shares her advocacy through the Homefront Collection by Homefront Girl. For Gaby, it is a way of paying it forward to wounded warriors, veterans, and their families, for all the sacrifices they’ve made. Learn how you can get involved as Gaby continues to help military families and continues to stand up for them.
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TTL 542 | Brain Science

The Brain Science Of Perception, Virtual Reality, And Curiosity with Dr. Todd Maddox

Perception is dependent on the individual. Although we may be in the same world, we still perceive reality differently. CEO and Founder of Cognitive Design and Statistical Consulting LLC, Dr. Todd Maddox, dives deep into the brain science of perception and virtual reality while tapping into curiosity. He takes us from a neurochemical standpoint and discusses how our perceptions could affect working with many different cultures and people. Dr. Maddox discusses where understanding and respect come into play, and how it removes the system of harassment that targets others. He also shares his insights on AI and augmented reality and the way they disrupt corporate learning with cultural immersion.

TTL 303 | Mindfulness

Building Emotional Intelligence Through Mindfulness Meditation with Daniel Goleman

Mindfulness has been explored to be a key element in building emotional intelligence which is linked to success. However, in spite of the hype, questions have been raised and potential downside has been pointed out about this practice. Daniel Goleman, PhD, author of the New York Times bestseller Emotional Intelligence and Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships, gives a deeper understanding about mindfulness meditation and the important role it plays in order for one to be a well-rounded, emotionally intelligent person.

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Improving Workplace Conflict Requires Understanding Preferences

How do we know how others would like to be treated if we only look at things from our perspective?  Understanding personality and generational preferences is so important because we learn about opposing or differing perspectives.  To improve some of the key challenges in the workplace requires this understanding.  These challenges include poor soft skills, low emotional intelligence, lack of engagement, and a negative culture.  Many articles address how these problem stem from Boomer and Millennial conflict. Continue reading “Improving Workplace Conflict Requires Understanding Preferences”

One Key Word That Impacts Intelligence, Engagement, Sales, Soft Skills, Gamification, and Millennials

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There is an emotional component behind most of the things that will make or break employees’ and leaders’ success.  When someone first hears the word emotion, it may suggest emotional intelligence.  Developing emotional intelligence is one important factor that has been demonstrated to lead to success.  However, that is just part of the picture. Continue reading “One Key Word That Impacts Intelligence, Engagement, Sales, Soft Skills, Gamification, and Millennials”

How to Develop Top Soft Skills Not Learned at School or Work

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Job listings often describe the skills needed to perform in a position. However, many of the skills required for success fall under the category of soft skills.  Many employees may be hired for their knowledge and yet may end up being fired for their behavior or lack of social skills.  Forbes reported that 46% of newly hired employees will fail within 18 months.  Mitchell Communications Group found that companies lose $37 billion a year in the United States due to miscommunication.  Research from Adecco Staffing considered what the C-suite thinks about the type of skills employees lack. They found that the C-suite believed 44% lacked soft skills including communication, critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration.  This has led to missed growth opportunity, low productivity, and reduced profits. Continue reading “How to Develop Top Soft Skills Not Learned at School or Work”

Soft Skills: Critical to Employee Success

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Attend any leadership conference, and someone likely will bring up startling statistics regarding how employees and leaders lack something they refer to as soft skills. This term is used to describe many qualities that include interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence, and other personality-based issues. The problem that many organizations have experienced is that people are hired for their hard skills, or in other words, for what they know (knowledge). Then later, are often fired for their lack of soft skills, or what they do (behaviors). If employers recognize the importance of soft skills, they can avoid costly hiring and training mistakes, improve turnover, and boost productivity. Continue reading “Soft Skills: Critical to Employee Success”