Yale professor Craig Wright on cultivating genius
27 min

Yale professor emeritus Craig Wright studies the nature of genius and what we can learn from the geniuses among us. He shares stories and tips from exceptional lives.

The Modern Manager: Create and Lead Successful Teams
The Modern Manager: Create and Lead Successful Teams
Mamie Kanfer Stewart
130: Make Your Team Feel Like Family with Dave Schramm
We often refer to close knit or strong company cultures as families. In fact, research shows that lessons from effective family relationships can help us build healthier workplace relationships. Today’s guest is Dave Schramm. Known as “Dr. Dave” on campus and across the country, Dave is a professor and family life extension specialist at Utah State University in the department of Human Development and Family Studies. He studies strong couple and family relationships, and translates his family findings into leadership lessons and improving work cultures. Dave and I talk about the three needs of all humans, how those needs show up at work, the connection between family and a positive workplace experience, how managers can apply lessons of healthy family dynamics to their team, positivity, natural consequences and so much more. Members of The Modern Manager community get Dave’s list of 50 Ideas for an Incredible Workplace which he created by gathering data from the top 346 best places to work. To learn more about membership and to join, go to www.themodernmanager.com/join - become a member before December 31, 2020 and get 1 month free to give to the person of your choosing. Subscribe to the Modern Manager newsletter to get episodes, articles and free mini-guides delivered to your inbox. Read the related blog article: Lessons From Family Life That Strengthen Workplace Culture Check out the bonus series Parenting Your Business where I talk about the lessons I’ve translated from parenting into managing. * PYB 1: Pick Out The Raisins: https://www.themodernmanager.com/episodes/episode/be91d944/pyb-1-pick-out-the-raisins * PYB 2: Banned From The Boat: https://www.themodernmanager.com/episodes/episode/b738b10e/pyb-2-banned-from-the-boat * PYB 3: Halloween Costume Confusion: https://www.themodernmanager.com/episodes/episode/19af9191/pyb-3-halloween-costume-confusion * PYB 4: This Way!: https://www.themodernmanager.com/episodes/episode/e9c23001/pyb-4-this-way * PYB 5: What Happens When You Die?: https://www.themodernmanager.com/episodes/episode/212678f0/pyb-5-what-happens-when-you-die Key Takeaways: * There are three fundamental needs humans have in life that show up in both family and work: safety, satisfaction, and connection. * Safety includes both physical and emotional safety. Physical safety may be a large enough paycheck to pay the bills, while emotional safety involves feeling comfortable enough to speak out without fear of retribution. * A foundation of trust is essential for safety. Ask your employees directly what would give them more of a sense of support, including what they see as meaningful benefits and perks. * Research shows employees become more loyal when they experience kindness from their manager or leader. * All of us are born with a desire to move towards rewards. At work, that translates into professional development opportunities to stretch our talents and move forward. * In the best workplaces, employees have a deep sense that they belong, that they are part of and attached to one other. * According to the Connection/Direction/Correction Pyramid, managers must first build Connection (invest in relationship), then they can give more effective Direction (guidance along with greater autonomy), and that enables the team member to positively intake Correction (constructive feedback). * Connection is created by gratitude and care. When people feel recognized for the work they do, they are 23% more effective. When employees feel valued and cared for, their productivity increases 43%. To help employees feel cared for, connect with them on a personal level by finding out about their lives and enjoy celebrations together. Focus on the positive rather than harping on the negative. * When things go wrong, forgive mistakes swiftly and ask your employees what went wrong and what they could do differently in the future. Praise in public, correct in private. * No one wants to be embarrassed or mocked. In order to ensure emotional safety, discuss problems in private. But make sure to collect all of the information beforehand rather than just reacting. Ask your employees what they thought went wrong and what they could do better next time. * Discuss with your employees beforehand what consequences they would suggest if they make a mistake or drop the ball on a project. People support what they create. KEEP UP WITH DAVE * Website: www.LifeJourneyOn.com * TEDx Talk:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pmz7z4hyM9E * LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drdaveschramm/ www.DrDaveSpeaks.com mamie@mamieks.com
29 min
Find Your Dream Job: Insider Tips for Finding Work, Advancing your Career, and Loving Your Job
Find Your Dream Job: Insider Tips for Finding Work, Advancing your Career, and Loving Your Job
Mac Prichard
Four Steps You Need to Take to Land a Virtual Job, with Amanda Nachman
Due to COVID-19, companies are now hiring for more virtual positions than ever before. But how do you prepare to find one of these virtual jobs? Your first step is to figure out what lights you up, according to Find Your Dream Job guest Amanda Nachman. Amanda says passionate people are more likely to snag one of the few jobs available in this economy. She also shares specific ways to build your network, not only while seeking your next job but as a daily practice. And lastly, make sure your background for virtual interviews is clean, and that you’re dressed professionally. About Our Guest: Amanda Nachman (https://www.linkedin.com/in/amandanachman/) is the author of the new book, “#Qualified: You Are More Impressive Than You Realize.” (https://www.amazon.com/QUALIFIED-More-Impressive-Than-Realize/dp/1950367339) Amanda also hosts the podcast, Find Your Passion Career. (https://findyourpassioncareer.com/podcast/) Resources in This Episode: * Want tips on how to feel more qualified in your job search? Follow Amanda on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/amandanachman/)and grab a copy of her new book, “#Qualified: You Are More Impressive than You Realize.” ((https://www.amazon.com/QUALIFIED-More-Impressive-Than-Realize/dp/1950367339)) * From our Sponsor: Find Your Dream Job is brought to you by TopResume.(http://macslist.org/topresume) Top Resume has helped more than 400,000 professionals land more interviews and get hired faster. Get a free review of your resume today from one of Top Resume’s expert writers. (http://macslist.org/topresume)
28 min
Guy Kawasaki's Remarkable People
Guy Kawasaki's Remarkable People
Guy Kawasaki
Tim Kendall: Former Facebook Exec, Former President of Pinterest, and Former Wrestler
This episode’s guest is Tim Kendall. In my humble opinion, Tim’s greatest claim to fame is probably that he was an intern who worked for me. That said, since then, Tim has held somewhat important positions at other companies you may have heard of such as Facebook and Pinterest. And he was much more than an intern at both. He is the person who created Facebook’s monetization strategy as the director of monetization. This was way before the current monetization strategy of enabling foreign governments to influence American elections. He was head of product and then president of Pinterest where he made the company “focus.” Lately, he has appeared in the film The Social Dilemma--which you should watch on Netflix if you are concerned about the future of the world, your kids included. He is currently the president of Moment, a company that fosters physical, emotional, and social health by improving people’s relationships with their phones. He is one of the most qualified people in the world to analyze addiction to social media. He has an undergraduate and MBA degree from Stanford. As an undergraduate, he was on the wrestling team. For those of you that don’t know much about collegiate wrestling, let’s just say that it attracts people who are extremely gritty, intelligent, and dedicated. In this sport, there are few externalities or outside factors to blame. It’s you versus your opponent on a mat. And wrestlers know that there’s no lucrative MLB, NFL, NBA contract at the end of the contract but nevertheless they persist. In other words, wrestlers are the kind of people you’d want on your side. This episode is brought to you by reMarkable, the paper tablet. It's my favorite way to take notes, sign contracts, and save all the instruction manuals to all the gadgets I buy. Learn more at remarkable.com I hope you enjoyed this podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes It takes less than sixty seconds, and it really makes a difference in swaying new listeners and upcoming guests. I might read your review on my next episode! Sign up for Guy's weekly email at http://eepurl.com/gL7pvD Connect with Guy on social media: Twitter: twitter.com/guykawasaki Instagram: instagram.com/guykawasaki Facebook: facebook.com/guy LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/guykawasaki/ Read Guy’s books: https://guykawasaki.com/books/ Thank you for listening and sharing this episode with your community.
1 hr 1 min
10 Minute Teacher Podcast
10 Minute Teacher Podcast
Vicki Davis
How to Engage Students in Zoom and Teach Effectively at a Distance
Many of us are learning to traverse between online and in-person learning environments. Our guest Aaron Johnson, author of Online Teaching with Zoom, shares with us how to better engage students through Zoom, so we can all teach effectively at a distance. www.coolcatteacher.com/e713 Sponsor: GoGuardian The State of Engagement Report 2020 has valuable classroom research and information on distance learning best practices. This must-read report is funded by GoGuardian and includes a meta-analysis of best practices in engaging distance learning. We can improve engagement with our students - no matter where they are learning. Thank you GoGuardian for sponsoring this podcast and the report. Download the State of Engagement Report 2020 now! Aaron Johnson - Bio as Submitted Aaron Johnson is Associate Dean of Educational Technology at Denver Seminary, a graduate school in Littleton, Colorado. As a veteran online educator, Mr. Johnson's goal is to support teachers transitioning to the online classroom and those who want to improve their teaching skills. His books have become go-to resources for colleges, universities, and K-12 school districts. Their to-the-point style and practical ideas make them easy to read and immediately applicable. Readers describe the series as "useful," "helpful," "applicable," "reassuring," and "accessible." His background includes work as a junior high and high school teacher, instructional designer, and faculty developer. During the initial days of COVID, Mr. Johnson was a sought-after aid to institutions that needed help transitioning their faculty to online delivery. Books: * Online Teaching with Zoom: A Guide for Teaching and Learning with Videoconference Platforms (Excellent Online Teching Book 2) * Online Teaching: Effective Strategies for a Successful Semester Online Blog: excellentonlineteaching.com Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored podcast episode.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." All opinions on this show are my own and those of my guests on the show and are not necessarily endorsed by the show's sponsor.
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