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We can have both, but we should be clear about what's what



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Coaching for Leaders
Coaching for Leaders
Dave Stachowiak
510: How to Reduce Bias in Feedback, with Therese Huston
Therese Huston: Let’s Talk Therese Huston is a cognitive scientist and the founding director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Seattle University. She has written for The New York Times and the Harvard Business Review and has previously given talks at Microsoft, Amazon, TEDxStLouis, and Harvard Business School. Her prior books are titled Teaching What You Don't Know* and How Women Decide*. She's the author of the book Let's Talk: Make Effective Feedback Your Superpower*. In this conversation, Therese and I discuss how we can reduce bias that may unintentionally show up in our feedback. We examine several of the key feedback challenges for managers, including telling women they need to speak up, that they are too aggressive, or concerned they will “take it the wrong way.” We also highlight key language that can help leaders make these conversations more productive and transparent. Key Points Managers tend to sugarcoat feedback, but especially when feedback is being given to women. If someone is coming across aggressively, consider language like, “I’m not sure if that feedback is fair or unfair, but I wanted you to know it’s the impression some people have of you.” When giving feedback with the intention to help somebody improve, invoke high standards and assure the other person they can reach those standards. When feedback brings out strong emotion, help people restore their own control vs. trying to control. Research show that when giving feedback to someone whose face stands out, we spout vague pronouncements about how nice they are to be around. Resources Mentioned Let's Talk: Make Effective Feedback Your Superpower* by Therese Huston Interview Notes Download my interview notes in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes Three Steps To Soliciting Feedback, with Tom Henschel (episode 107) How Women Make Stronger, Smarter Choices, with Therese Huston (episode 255) How to Manage Abrasive Leaders, with Sharone Bar-David (episode 290) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
39 min
Podcast Notes Playlist: Latest Episodes
Podcast Notes Playlist: Latest Episodes
Podcast Notes
#16 — Avlok Kohli — An angel investing revolution
Paradox Podcast Podcast Notes Key Takeaways * The most surprising trend in the past 12 months was the velocity at which rolling funds are starting and scaling up * Education is a key piece if we want to democratize venture investing * Accredited investors laws protect “uneducated” investors * The ideal solution would be to allow more people to access diversified funds * The pandemic broke San Francisco’s location monopoly for startups * Miami and Austin are already emerging as the new tech hubs * AngelList is facilitating this transition by helping founders from anywhere to connect with investors * “The only thing that matters is getting product-market fit, nothing else matters. Everything else is just a rounding error” Avlok Kohli * Focus on building an amazing product that absolutely delights your customers * They can’t help but use it, despite its flaws Read the full notes @ podcastnotes.org Avlok Kohli (@avlok) is the CEO of AngelList Venture. For episode #16, I chatted with, I chatted with Avlok about how the startup funding ecosystem is changing, the geographic future of Silicon Valley, the launch of rolling funds, which have taken the venture industry by storm, and the launch of my seed fund, Paradox Capital, which is managed on the AngelList platform. Prior to joining AngelList, Avlok was a repeat founder. One of his startups, Fastbite, was acquired by Square in 2015. You might be asking: what is a rolling fund? A “Rolling Fund” is a new type of investment vehicle that allows fund managers to invest in private companies at their discretion ion behalf of investors (often referred to as “limited partners”), who contribute to the fund on a quarterly subscription basis. A few of the benefits of rolling funds are the ability to continuously fundraise, more flexibility to fund managers and LPs and the ability to do marketing publicly around your fund. This was a very informative discussion and it got me really excited about the future of building, operating and investing in startups.I hope you enjoy this conversation with Avlok Kohli. ————————————————————— Are you a founder of a startup? Do you need funding for your startup? The good news is I’ve launched a seed fund called Paradox Capital. The mission is to arm founders beneath and beyond Silicon Valley’s radar with early checks and expert advice to build the next great companies anywhere. If you’re an early stage founder, reach out to me at paradox.vc or send me a DM on Twitter and let’s chat. Now let’s get back to this episode.
49 min
How to Be Awesome at Your Job
How to Be Awesome at Your Job
Pete Mockaitis
636: How to Advance Your Most Important Priorities with Eric Papp
Eric Papp shares foundational perspectives on saving time and prioritizing effectively.  — YOU’LL LEARN —  1) The one question that cuts your tasks in half  2) The strategy that makes plans stick  3) The key to starting off your week right  Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep636 for clickable versions of the links below.  — ABOUT ERIC —  Eric Papp has a successful history of delivering proven strategies to increase productivity and performance in a complex world.  Before becoming the success he is today, Eric earned his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. He founded Agape leadership, LLC, an intellectual capital firm focusing on leadership and sales for business performance, with the sole purpose of driving leaders and their teams to success.  As a successful author and public speaker since 2010, he has worked with thousands of managers to aid teams toward success.  Eric Papp has been evaluated as one of the top management trainers in North America for his expertise in leadership effectiveness. His books Leadership By Choice and 3 Values of Being An Effective Person — published by John Wiley and Sons — are both top sellers and recognized for their unique impact in the business world.  Eric now lives in Tampa, FL with his wife Brieann and their daughter Elliana. In his spare time, Eric frequents his local church, engages the community, and practices the kettlebell.  • Keynote: “Better Thinking vs. More Effort”  • Planner: “Priority Planner: A Daily Process of Accomplishing What Matters To You Professionally and Professionally"  • Website: EricPapp.com  — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —  • Book: Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear  • Book: The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less by Richard Koch  • Movie: “H-E Double Hockey Sticks”  • Practice: Lectio Divina  — THANK YOU SPONSORS! —  • MunkPack. Save 20% on delicious, keto-friendly snacks at Munkpack.com with the promo code AWESOME.  • NordVPN. Get a nice discount and a free month with your 2-year plan at NordVPN.com/awesomeatyourjob with the code AWESOMEATYOURJOB  • Blinkist: Read or listen to summarized wisdom from thousands of nonfiction books! Free trial available at blinkist.com/awesome
33 min
Behavioral Grooves Podcast
Behavioral Grooves Podcast
Kurt Nelson, PhD and Tim Houlihan
How Chaning Jang Works Around Not Being WEIRD
Chaning Jang is the CSO of the Busara Center for Behavioral Economics and has helped lead the organization since 2013. He is responsible for strategy, and a portfolio of projects, primarily focused on research. Prior to joining Busara, Chaning worked as an English teacher in the Czech Republic and an equities trader in Los Angeles. Chaning completed a Postdoc at Princeton University in Psychology and Public Affairs, holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Hawai'i with specialization in Behavioral Economics and Development, and a bachelor's in Managerial Economics from the University of California, Davis. He is also a CFA level II holder. We spoke to Chaning one night (for him) from his office in Nairobi, Kenya and we focused our discussion on context and how so much of psychological research has been focused in WEIRD countries (Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic). Because of this focus and how behavior can be linked to cultural and social norms, countries that are not WEIRD are often unable to successfully apply the research that was executed in WEIRD cultures. Chaning is trying to change that. The work that the Busara Center is doing is important on many levels, the most significant is trying to eliminate poverty at the heart of where it is the worst on earth: Africa. Chaning’s work is fascinating, his ideas sparkle with intensity, and his comments are inspiring. We hope you enjoy our conversation with Chaning Jang. We are grateful to Allison Zelkowitz from Save the Children for connecting us. Links Chaning Jang, PhD: https://www.busaracenter.org/staff-bios?tag=Chaning%20Jang Busara Center for Behavioral Economics: https://www.busaracenter.org/ Dan Ariely, PhD: https://danariely.com/ WEIRD: https://www2.psych.ubc.ca/~henrich/pdfs/WeirdPeople.pdf Johannes Haushofer, PhD: https://www.tedmed.com/speakers/show?id=621210 Kahneman & Tversky: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Kahneman The Linda Problem (Conjunction Fallacy): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conjunction_fallacy Jeremy Shapiro, PhD: https://www.poverty-action.org/people/jeremy-shapiro Economic and psychological effects of health insurance and cash transfers: Evidence from a randomized experiment in Kenya: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0304387818310289 Trier Social Stress Test: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trier_social_stress_test Cold Pressor Test: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_pressor_test Kevin Parker: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Parker_(musician) Poverty Decreases IQ: https://scholar.harvard.edu/files/sendhil/files/976.full_.pdf Musical Links Tame Impala (Australian psych-rock): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C24hUt18RWY John Lennon “Instant Karma”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfBPbFEel5k Daft Punk with Pharrell Williams “Get Lucky”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkeIwhKIi84 Fleetwood Mac “The Chain”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6P2_i0Y6ms Joji “Your Man”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrtkU7i0qD8 Fleet Foxes “Can I Believe You”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2E2DpWO3-Y Freddie Mercury “I’m The Great Pretender”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLRjFWDGs1g © 2021 Behavioral Grooves
1 hr 15 min
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