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Team of Superheroes Podcast

Instead of putting warm butts in seats in trying to “engage” them, how about empowering your team members to unleash their unique superpowers to achieve key outcomes?They’ll be more fulfilled. You’ll be more profitable.Hosted by international speaker, trainer, and bestselling author Curt Mercadante, The Team of Superheroes podcast is about helping you build more purposeful, produtive, and profitable teams.Whether you’re in the C-Suite-, Human Resources, Sales, or in the process of building your team -- this is the podcast to help you build your … Team of Superheroes.Learn more about your host, Curt Mercadante, at http://CurtMercadante.com.

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Focus on your team’s non-negotiables for true productivity

Curt discusses productivity with international sales trainer, Joe Pici, who discusses the importance of focusing on what he calls your “non-negotiables.”


12 Dec 2019

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Building an outcomes-based work environment

In this speech delivered by Curt Mercadante to DisruptHR Charleston, Curt explains what it means to build an outcomes-based work environment versus an inputs-based work environment.


10 Dec 2019

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Are your team’s productivity challenges really communications challenges?

What you think are productivity or “accountability” problems on your team might actually be breakdowns in the communications flow.


17 Dec 2019

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Employee Engagement, Culture, and Brand

Curt shares the example of Scribe Media, led by J.T. McCormick, as an example of a company that understands that a sustainable brand is made up of the people within your company.  For more on Scribe: https://scribemedia.com/


21 Jan 2020

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Employees need and want freedom and autonomy

In today’s episode, Curt shares previews of some upcoming interviews in which his guest experts discuss the importance of building freedom and autonomy within their corporate teams.


14 Jan 2020

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Why you can’t buy employee engagement

Some organizations try to purchase employee engagement through throw-away retreats, employee happy hours and golden handcuffs. All this does is to ensure that your employees are extrinsically motivated out of fear -- rather than intrinsically motivated to perform at their best.


9 Jan 2020

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Toxic workplaces and the arsonists in your office

Curt interviews Pete Havel, author of “The Arsonist in the Office: Fireproofing Your Life Against Toxic Coworkers, Bosses, Employees and Cultures.” This book is a survival guide for enduring the toxic workplace (and toxic people) and a call to action for a bold new approach to addressing tough issues. Grab the book: http://ArsonistintheOffice.com


7 Jan 2020

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Empowering the free flow of communication on your team

In today’s episode, Curt offers three “fictional” scenarios that demonstrate the importance of implementing effective processes in your workplace to empower the free flow of communication.


24 Dec 2019

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Personal responsibility is a key to building strong teams

Let’s rethink of the old notion of, “There’s no ‘i’ in team,” and discuss how personal responsibility is a foundational principle of building a Team of Superheroes.


31 Dec 2019

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Stop using your team members as the “hired help”

Listen to Curt’s discussion with Mike Weinberg, international sales trainer and bestselling author (his latest book is “Sales Truth: Debunk the Myths. Apply Powerful Principles”). In this excerpt, Weinberg describes work environment in which managers use their salespeople as “hired help” to do everything but sales. Are you allowing your team members to do what they do best -- or using them as the “hired help” on projects and tasks that don’t fit their skill set? Learn more Mike and buy his book: https://mikeweinberg.com/


19 Dec 2019

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