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The Working Genius Podcast with Patrick Lencioni

What is your Working Genius? The Working Genius podcast is designed to help people identify their natural gifts and find joy and fulfillment in their work and life. Leadership and teamwork expert Patrick Lencioni and his team explore the Working Genius model and provide practical advice for applying this framework individually, at our jobs and in our homes. What type of work makes you thrive? Are you burning out because your job requires you to work in your areas of frustration? How can teams and families better tap into one another’s gifts? This podcast answers all these questions and more.

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What is your Working Genius? The Working Genius podcast is designed to help people identify their natural gifts and find joy and fulfillment in their work and life. Leadership and teamwork expert Patrick Lencioni and his team explore the Working Genius model and provide practical advice for applying this framework individually, at our jobs and in our homes. What type of work makes you thrive? Are you burning out because your job requires you to work in your areas of frustration? How can teams and families better tap into one another’s gifts? This podcast answers all these questions and more.

43. Guilt Around our Frustrations

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How can we stop ourselves from feeling bad about the things we aren't naturally gifted at?  This week, Pat, Beau and Matt discuss the different types of guilt that are associated with each Working Frustration, and why this guilt is unnecessary.  

Start with yourself handout https://www.workinggenius.com/resources#additional-resources

To order Pat’s newest book: tinyurl.com/workinggeniusbook

To take the Six Types of Working Genius Assessment: https://www.workinggenius.com/

To listen to the At the Table Podcast: tinyurl.com/atthetablepodcast

Jan 25 2023

31mins

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42. The Limits of Working Genius

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Everyone has Working Geniuses, Competencies and Frustrations, but these are not the only measures that describe us as people.  This week, Pat, Cody and Beau discuss the dangers of overprescribing our Working Genius results, and why it's important to always consider a variety of factors when analyzing our tendencies and preferences.  

To become a Working Genius Certified Facilitator: https://www.workinggenius.com/client/certification/

To order Pat’s newest book: tinyurl.com/workinggeniusbook

To take the Six Types of Working Genius Assessment: https://www.workinggenius.com/

To listen to the At the Table Podcast: tinyurl.com/atthetablepodcast

Related episodes:

Personality vs. Productivity: tinyurl.com/wgpodcastep8

Elevator Pitch: tinyurl.com/wgpodcastep26

Jan 11 2023

20mins

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41. Old Year New Year

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Since this is the last episode of the year, Pat, Cody, Tracy and Beau reflect on how far the Six Types of Working Genius has come in 2022.  Then, the team discusses a way to audit our roles through the lens of the Working Genius model as we enter 2023.   

To order Pat’s newest book: tinyurl.com/workinggeniusbook

To take the Six Types of Working Genius Assessment: https://www.workinggenius.com/

To listen to the At the Table Podcast: tinyurl.com/atthetablepodcast

Dec 21 2022

34mins

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40. Responsive vs. Disruptive Leadership

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The best type of leader is always a self-aware one, however that doesn't mean certain Working Geniuses aren't sometimes better suited for specific organizations, roles, or situations.  This week, Pat, Cody and Tracy discuss the difference between responsive and disruptive leaders.  

To order Pat’s newest book: tinyurl.com/workinggeniusbook

To take the Six Types of Working Genius Assessment: https://www.workinggenius.com/

To listen to the At the Table Podcast: tinyurl.com/atthetablepodcast

Dec 07 2022

21mins

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39. Working Genius and the Holidays

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The holidays can be frustrating, and planning for them is work.  This week, Pat, Cody, Tracy and Beau discuss how the Working Genius model can be used to spark meaningful conversations and alleviate stress during this holiday season.

Accompanying PDF resource will be available soon at tinyurl.com/wgpodcastresources

Three questions for discussion:

  1. Which of these six activities give you joy and energy? 
  2. Which of these six activities rob you of joy and energy? 
  3. Given your responses, how does this play out during the holidays?

To order the Working Genius book: tinyurl.com/workinggeniusbook

To take the Six Types of Working Genius Assessment: https://www.workinggenius.com/

To listen to the At the Table Podcast: tinyurl.com/atthetablepodcast

Nov 18 2022

23mins

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38. What Each Genius Craves

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Each of the Six Types craves something different from others.  This week, Pat, Cody, Beau and Tracy identify the one thing that each Genius type needs to feel valued, and explain why this is important for teams.  

To order Pat’s newest book: tinyurl.com/workinggeniusbook

To take the Six Types of Working Genius Assessment: https://www.workinggenius.com/

To listen to the At the Table Podcast: tinyurl.com/atthetablepodcast

Oct 21 2022

34mins

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37. Make it Stick

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What is the best way to embed the Working Genius into an organization's culture once the initial excitement wears off?  This week, Pat, Beau and Tracy discuss a few different things you can do to 'make it stick.'  

Buy the Working Genius book: https://tinyurl.com/a4bz4tj5

Take the 12 minute assessment: workinggenius.com

Oct 07 2022

21mins

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36. Beers With the Author

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The Six Types of Working Genius Book is nearly out!  This week on the Working Genius podcast, Beau sits down with Pat to pick his brain about his experiences as an author and dive in to the upcoming book.  

Buy the Working Genius book: https://tinyurl.com/a4bz4tj5

Take the 12 minute assessment: workinggenius.com

Sep 21 2022

26mins

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35. Every Pairing Has a Rough Edge

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Every single Working Genius pairing is uniquely gifted.  However, each one also has its own unique challenges.  This week, the Working Genius team talks about the rough edges of each pairing.  

Aug 24 2022

34mins

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34. Slow to Judge and Quick to Understand

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As people, we are often quick to judge and slow to understand.  This week, the team discusses the fundamental attribution error and lays the foundation for one of the most impactful symptoms, both personally and professionally, of embracing the Working Genius model.  

Aug 12 2022

24mins

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33. WIDGET Your Progress

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When carrying out a project, how do you evaluate progress?  This week, Pat, Cody and Tracy discuss how the Working Genius model not only provides an effective way to measure progress against given objectives, but also serves to illuminate and prescribe the necessary next steps.  

Jul 13 2022

15mins

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32. Non-Working Genius

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Despite its name, the Six Types of Working Genius model is extremely applicable outside of work, and even on vacation.  In this episode, Pat, Cody and Beau discuss how we can use the Working Genius to more effectively plan trips, book travel, and decide what to do on vacation.  

Jun 24 2022

19mins

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31. Six for Six

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For any project, all 6 Types of Working Genius are necessary, so what does it look like when a team is underrepresented in a certain area?  This week, Pat, Cody and Tracy talk about each individual Genius, and where teams get stuck without them.  

Jun 08 2022

34mins

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30. Why we Devalue our Geniuses

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For some reason, many of us tend to view other peoples' Working Geniuses as more important or more impressive than our own.  This week, the team talks about the unique merits of each Genius, and how much more appreciative we are of others when we realize the true value of our own strengths.  

May 11 2022

21mins

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29. Signs of Team Success

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So the members of your team have taken the assessment... how do you then measure its impact?  This week, Pat, Cody and Tracy discuss what success looks like when using the Working Genius model.  

Apr 29 2022

25mins

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28. Person on the Street: Chris Stefanick

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This week, the team sits down with a good friend who happens to be one of Pat's favorite 'creative dreamers'.  Tune in to hear how Chris' Wonder and Invention impact his role as a leader.  

Apr 15 2022

19mins

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27. Don't Should on Yourself

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We all tell ourselves that we should be better at certain aspects of our work or in certain areas of our life.  However, if we aren't naturally inclined to enjoy and thrive within those areas, to 'should' on ourselves is a recipe for unnecessary guilt and shame.  

Apr 01 2022

22mins

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26. Elevator Pitch

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The Six Types of Working Genius is a strikingly simple model, yet there is an almost overwhelming amount of depth in its application.  So where's the hook?  This week, the team describes what we believe to be the most effective 'elevator pitch' for the Working Genius assessment.  

Mar 18 2022

18mins

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25. ALL the Pairings... Finally

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Buckle up!  This week, the Working Genius team reveals all of the pairings in our longest episode yet.  

Mar 04 2022

46mins

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24. Working Genius and Parenting

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We use the Working Genius model as a guide for how we show up to work.  This week, Pat, Cody and Beau discuss how you can apply it to your job as a parent.  

Feb 16 2022

31mins

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