Are You A Humble Leader? with Edgar & Peter Schein
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Today we’re talking to Professor Edgar Shein and Peter Shein. Ed and his son Peter together co-founded the Organizational Culture and Leadership Institute ( and have together published the award-winning Humble Leadership and Culture + Change + Leadership: The Corporate Culture Survival Guide, along with the upcoming second edition of Humble Inquiry that will be released in 2021.

Ed is Professor Emeritus of MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He holds a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Harvard University, has consulted and published extensively, and has been the recipient of two-lifetime achievement awards. Peter’s unique work draws on 30 years of industry experience in marketing and corporate development at technology pioneers including Apple, SGI, Sun Microsystems, and numerous internet start-ups.

In this week’s podcast, we explore how humble leadership and humble inquiry can help to improve our workplace cultures.

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You’ll Learn:
  • [02:07] - Ed shares clarifies what is culture and how we can shape it.
  • [05:10] - Peter shares what Humble Leadership is and why it matters to workplaces and their culture.
  • [09:13] - Ed gives us an insight into what Humble Inquiry is and what role it plays in Humble Leadership.
  • [13:09] - Peter shares some of the barriers to inquiry.
  • [16:49] - Ed highlights some practical tips for growing an attitude and approach of Humble Inquiry in workplaces.
  • [22:18] - Peter shares where performance measurement and humble inquiry can collide.
  • [24:52] - Ed and Peter enter the lightning round.
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Until next time, take care!  Thank you, Edgar & Peter!

The Look & Sound of Leadership
The Look & Sound of Leadership
Essential Communications - Tom Henschel
The Executive Executive
This month’s coaching conversation is between Tom and Courtney, another executive coach. What traits, they wonder, do effective executives share? If rising leaders wanted to reverse engineer what it means to be executives, what would they put in the mix? The five qualities Tom and Courtney identify are: Resilience -- get over hurts and setbacks  Influence – build a natural reserve of strong relationships  Organization –  create lead-time and eliminate fire drills  Scope – maintain the highest altitude possible; resist the weeds Speed of Thought – exert alertness and be mentally nimble   At the end of this month’s commentary, Tom lists six books, each one different, but all leading towards personal growth and professional development. They are… Change Your Questions, Change Your Life The Confidence Code Crucial Conversations or Difficult Conversations EQ Applied Self-Esteem at Work The Four Agreements   Want a free PDF of these titles, including who might prefer which? Click here and put “6 Books” in the subject line. We’ll send you the PDF.   Want to win an hour of free coaching with Tom? Complete this short survey to be entered in a drawing.   To dig deeper into your own development, search the episode archive using these filters: Executive Presence Managing Yourself Relationship Building   Specific episodes relating to this one are: Executive Presence – Three Pillars “Don’t Take Anything Personally” Influence Shouldering the Burden of Leadership Speed of Thought   The entire free archive of Executive Coaching Tips is available at:   Subscribe to the HTML version at:   Be in touch with Tom at:   Stay positive! Test negative! See you next month! All of us here at “The Look & Sound of Leadership” wish you grace in this new year.   COACHES: The Executive Coaching Special Interest Group sponsored by ICF Los Angeles will meet six times in 2021. February 12 — 9:00 - 10:30 am Pacific April 9 — 9:00 - 10:30 am Pacific June 11 — 9:00 - 10:30 am Pacific July 9 — 9:00 - 10:30 am Pacific September 10 — 9:00 - 10:30 am Pacific November 12 — 9:00 - 10:30 am Pacific   You can learn about all the SIGs here. I’d love to see you there! Here’s a link to the first episode of season two of Against The Rules, the podcast by Michael Lewis: Don’t be Good – Be Great. Enjoy!
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The Behavioral Observations Podcast with Matt Cicoria
The Behavioral Observations Podcast with Matt Cicoria
Matt Cicoria
Drug Use for Grown Ups: Session 144 with Carl Hart
I've been wanting to interview Dr. Carl Hart ever since I first heard him speak at the 2015 Mass ABA conference. Put differently, when asked who would be a 'bucket list' interview, Carl Hart was usually the first name that I answered with. Ever since learning about Carl's work, I've admired his ability and willingness to advance science-based arguments in the popular press media. If this is your first time hearing his name, let me share a little of his background information. Carl is the Ziff Professor of Psychology at Columbia University, where he's been researching the behavioral and neuropharmacological effects of psychoactive drugs in humans for nearly 20 years. Carl's research, along with his personal experience and observations, has shaped an honest and refreshing point of view as to how society treats the behavior of drug taking, and what we need to do in terms of changing public policies in this area. Even if you disagree with his main thesis, I encourage you to listen all the way through our interview. Personally, I have my own homework to do in terms of thinking through whether the full legalization of all classes of drugs is a good idea, but I think in general, it's good to challenge our assumptions and views, even if only periodically. One of the other things that I like about Carl is that he has been successful in communicating complex and nuanced scientific findings in the area of mass media. He's been featured in the op-ed pages of major newspapers and on network television. Carl has also been a guest on The Joe Rogan Experience, which is, by audience standards, very likely the largest podcast out there right now. Even more impressive though is how Carl has taken the time to share his views in popular press books. His first book, High Price, was a New York Times bestseller, and I have no doubt that Drug Use for Grown Ups will meet or exceed the success of it. Long story short, I think there are lessons for dissemination we can all learn from him. Here are the links to the various sources we mentioned: * Carl's latest book, Drug Use for Grown Ups: Chasing Liberty in the Land of Fear. * His debut book, High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery that Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society. * The Declaration of Independence. * The Harrison Narcotics Tax Act of 1914. * Carl's website. * Carl's Twitter. * Carl's appearances on the JRE. * The difference between a Coroner and Medical Examiner. Today's episode is brought to you with the generous support of the following: * Behavior University. Their mission is to provide university quality professional development for the busy Behavior Analyst. Learn about their CEU offerings, including their brand new 8-hour Supervision Course, as well as their RBT offerings over at * How-to-ABA. Being a BCBA can be lonely and overwhelming. At, we help BCBA’s feel supported and confident by providing easy to access printables, CEU's and a collaborative community. Also, your monthly pro membership includes access to CEU’s! Along with the community of over 1000 ABA professionals, will help you save time, feel confident and master what you love! For more information, Go to When you join today and use code BOP, you’ll receive 10% off a yearly subscription (includes CEU’s!). * The long-awaited Behavioral Observations Patreon. For the last few years, I've run a private membership group on my website, and I'm excited to announce that I'm transitioning this over to the Patreon platform. There are several different options based on your needs and budget, so if you're interested in getting awesome discounts for professional development from Greg Hanley's company, FTF, accessing an ad-free podcast, listening to bonus patrons-only content, and more, head over to
1 hr 2 min
The Modern Manager: Create and Lead Successful Teams
The Modern Manager: Create and Lead Successful Teams
Mamie Kanfer Stewart
136: Easily Document Processes and Procedures with Owen McGab Enaohwo
Process documentation often feels like a burden. Who has time to write down all the steps, detailed instructions, with screenshots, no less. In reality, we often spend more time communicating and fixing process issues because of a lack of documentation. Sharing information verbally makes it hard to remember and leaves no path for future reference. When you document your processes, you open the door for greater autonomy and improved productivity. Today’s guest is Owen McGab Enaohwo. Owen is the CEO and Co-Founder of SweetProcess; an easy-to-use and intuitive business process management software founded in 2013. The software makes it possible for company executives and their employees to collaborate together to quickly document standard operating procedures, processes, and policies. Owen and I talk about the importance of documenting your processes and procedures, how to do that documentation effectively and efficiently so it doesn’t feel like a burden, and why using a process specific software like SweetProcess is useful. For an extended free trial and reduced price for SweetProcess go to Members of the Modern Manager community get a 30-minute session with me to facilitate process documentation or answer questions / provide feedback on your documentation. Learn more and become a member at Subscribe to my newsletter to get episodes, articles and free mini-guides delivered to your inbox. Read the related blog article: How And Why To Document Your Processes Collaboratively Key Takeaways: * While documenting processes can feel time consuming, it saves time in the long run. * When we do effective, collaborative documentation, we give our team members time to focus on improving their game rather than on understanding basic operating information. * When critical information is documented, you can provide greater freedom and autonomy for your team members to do their jobs creatively. * There are three main areas of documentation. A procedure is a checklist of steps to accomplish a certain task, like directions from how to get from point A to point B. A policy is information - such as a dress code policy or vacation policy - that provides general guidelines. A Process is a longer, complicated set of tasks that involve many steps. For each step in a process, there are often procedures or policies. * To begin documentation, start with either the most common workflow / task-related questions that come up, the tasks that will most help your team achieve its goals, or the tasks where accuracy is most critical. * Start small by documenting the title of the procedure and the main steps. Get your whole team involved to fill in additional detail and provide enhancements as time goes on. * While performing documented tasks, employees have the opportunity to update missing or inaccurate information in the documentation. * Documenting work processes is a constant work in process; as you learn, you can improve the procedures. * Mistakes are opportunities to figure out the real problem. If a documented task is still not done properly, consider if the issue is with the process, the documentation, a lack of skill or motivation, or capacity. Additional Resources: * * Sweet Process webinar: *
31 min
Agriculture Today
Agriculture Today
Kansas State University
Global Grain Market Update…2020 Soybean Variety Performance Results
• The global grain market • The top varieties in K-State's 2020 grain sorghum performance test • Agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update • All-America Selections for your vegetable garden… 00:01:30 – Global Grain Market Update: The senior economist with the IGP Institute at K-State, Guy Allen, offers his latest perspectives on the global grain market, following the USDA's monthly world grain supply-and-demand report released this week...he talks about where the U.S. is currently positioned in that market, with the greatest emphasis once again being on China's demand for feedgrains and oilseeds. 00:12:52 – Global Grain Market Update (Part 2): Continued discussion with the senior economist with the IGP Institute at K-State, Guy Allen... he looks at what's happening on the world wheat production and export front, and where the U.S. stands in that market. 00:24:04 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and visits with K-State soybean breeder Bill Schapaugh, who reports that the results of K-State's 2020 Soybean Variety Performance Test are now available to growers, for use in making variety decisions for this year's crop. Also, this week’s Kansas soybean update. 00:32:05 – All-America Selections: Johnson County Extension horticulture agent Dennis Patton talks about the new garden vegetable varieties which have been deemed All-America Selections...all of which are suitable for production in Kansas. Send comments, questions or requests for copies of past programs to Agriculture Today is a daily program featuring Kansas State University agricultural specialists and other experts examining ag issues facing Kansas and the nation. It is hosted by Eric Atkinson and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast. K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.
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