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Posted by on Jul 17, 2014 in Business, Featured, Leadership, Strategy, Work That Matters Podcast | 0 comments

Have a Meaningful Impact on People As a Leader

Our personal growth is key to finding joy in our work, and a colleague of mine descriptively said this once: “If you’re green, you’re growing. If you’re ripe, you’re rotting.” I think that’s a pretty descriptive way of saying, “You know what? We’ve got to be in a constant state of growth and reflecting on where we are and where we want to go.” I think we owe it to ourselves to be in this growth loop throughout our career. I’ve heard managers say to me, “Well, I don’t need any more training,” or, “I don’t need any more coaching because I’m a manager now.” You’re never done growing.

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Posted by on Jul 11, 2014 in Business, Engagement, Featured, Future of Leadership, Leadership, Work That Matters Podcast | 1 comment

Why Businesses Must Stand Up for What They Believe

According to business owner, designer and author Brian Sooy, a business must know what it stands for to make a difference. In this episode of Work That Matters, Shawn explores with Brian what the elements are to be a business that is clear on what it stands for – what it’s cause it. We dip into Brian’s book Raise Your Voice to guide the conversation.

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Posted by on Jul 4, 2014 in Business, Featured, Leadership, Work That Matters Podcast | 1 comment

Defining Your Leadership Legacy

Most of us think about legacy as something we leave behind. But we have our focus on the time backwards. Dr. Andrew Thorn says that legacy is the quality of who we become. And this is a very present day oriented perspective. Because, as Dr. Thorn explains, “the real work [for leaders] is becoming the person that [they] can be, the best that [they] can be.”

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