Leadership Lessons from the Kitchen

My good friend Jeff Gordinier, Food and Drinks Editor at Esquire Magazine, recently joined me on an episode of Let’s Fix Work. We discussed his new book about the most famous and most celebrated chef in the world, René Redzepi. The book, Hungry: Eating, Road-Tripping, and Risking It All with the Greatest Chef in the…

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Radical Listening & Bright Horizons

Have you ever heard of radical listening? I saw Kristin Henderson deliver an excellent presentation about the tools and techniques used to create a culture of radical listening at Bright Horizons. Do you know Bright Horizons? They provide care services for every stage of life—from childcare to eldercare. They also manage educational programs for organizations.…

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Trump, Truth and HR

Trump HR is a different kind of HR. You may have heard the news that Donald Trump finally signed the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund extension. Thank goodness. Those heroes deserve it. Future first-responders shouldn’t have to worry about our government’s commitment to their wellbeing. While signing the bill, Trump also said, “I was down there…

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The Importance of Remembering Your Why

The best place to start with building trust and being vulnerable within a small team is to start with the self-awareness. Why? Well, then you are open to hearing feedback and can work to create a relationship built on trust and relatability. Oftentimes leadership can feel like a one-sided relationship, whether you are in a…

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Problems versus Dilemmas

Do you know the difference between a problem and a dilemma?  Recently I welcomed Dan Cockerell to the show. Once upon a time, Dan was the VP of Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom. He is now an Executive Coach, Keynote Speaker, and Leadership Mentor. We talked about problems versus dilemmas at length. He summed up…

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