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Success 2.0

In order to achieve great things, you need absolute clarity about where you want to go and why. It’s time to determine where you are now so the path to greater productivity becomes clear - CJ will help make that happen.Succes 2.0 is for the executive, entrepreneur, and business leader to find out what uniquely drives you to be more successful. Through interviews and conversations on specific topics, you’ll unlock the ultimate source of energy and motivation to help you cut down distractions, free your time from interruptions, and finally focus on the projects and people that matter most.

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Ep 50: One Thing Facebook & Google Get Wrong

Sure, open office layouts are great for collaboration.   But, have you ever had the one person in your office who overshares their every life story? They're pretty easy to spot once you know what to look for. This person usually chit-chats about the latest episode of Game of Thrones, their kid's basketball game, or a way too personal medical issue. HOWEVER, sometimes the distraction is not so easy to spot. Usually, this person says something along the lines of, "Do you have a minute?". While very sneaky, this person is a distraction in disguise.  The thing is, these open office spaces are killing your productivity! They welcome people to interrupt your work at all points of the day. So then, you're left feeling like you need to take your work home with you.  I don't want that for you and I'm sure you don't either, so today's episode covers how to deal with an open office littered with distractions and distractors in disguise.  To your journey, CJ

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8 Dec 2016

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109: Cheri Huber | Intersection of Self-Talk & Ego

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29 Jun 2018

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116: Michael O'Brien | My Last Bad Day

Michael O'Brien (@RoadieOB) is former pharmaceuticals executive turned leadership consultant and the author of SHIFT: Creating Better Tomorrows. After recovering from a horrific cycling accident involving a speeding SUV and coming within minutes of death, Michael shares with us the process he's gone through to give his life true meaning. "One big thing that came out of it is a greater sense of purpose – why do I want to pursue the things I want to pursue?" – Michael O'Brien. What We Discuss with Michael O'Brien: Michael's career path before his horrific accident. His 'Last Bad Day'. The road he traveled to recover from his injuries. Why he practices meditation to focus on living in the present and being grateful. How he uses his experiences to inspire company leaders. Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider leaving your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally! (Download Episode Here) ​(Subscribe in iTunes Here) (Connect with CJ)(We Go Where Our Eyes Go- TED X Las Vegas from Michael O'Brien​ via YouTube) Please Scroll Down for Full Show Notes and Featured Resources! The Two Rule Foundation helps inspire professionals to live gratefully and commit more of their resources to help those in need. The foundation can help you determine who you should give your money to and how. More About the Show Michael was in New Mexico for a big company meeting that would last several days. He had it all planned out. Instead of resorting to the lack-luster hotel gym, he’d bring his bike, and cross a state off his cycling checklist.​ It was July 11, 2001, and Michael discovered a two-mile loop originated at the hotel that he could ride before the day’s meetings began. Three laps went smooth as planned. Michael was enjoying the sunshine and dry roads. On his fourth lap, as he rounded a bend in the road, an SUV going the opposite direction crossed over into his path, hitting Michael head on at 40 mph–himself going around 20 mph. In an instant, his life would forever change. As the SUV made contact with Michael’s body, his momentum hurled him over the hood and face-first into the windshield, then coming down in a thud, while sliding several feet on the asphalt. The accident shattered the bones in face, snapped his scapula, cracked ribs, broke his arms and wrists, and shattered his left femur. As he was being medevaced to the nearest hospital for emergency surgery, he learn he’d severed his femoral artery and was bleeding out. ​He was given 34 units of blood, and spent dozens of hours in surgeries to mend his broken everything. “The doctors told my wife... if I was 10 years older or not in good shape, I would have certainly passed around before he’d gotten to the hospital.” O’Brien recounts. Get Michael O'Brien's book SHIFT: Creating Better Tomorrows. All the profits go to support girls in Africa through World Bicycle Relief. THANKS, Michael O'Brien! If you enjoyed this show with management change leader Michael O'Brien, let him know by clicking on the links below and sending him a quick shout out on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. Click here to connect with Michael on LinkedIn Thank Michael on Twitter! Connect with Michael on Facebook! Follow Michael on Instagram! Click here to let CJ know about your number one takeaway from this episode!This is a great way to cross-promote your blog or website because if I use your question on the show, I will link to it in the show notes!​ Mentioned in This Episode: ​​Zig Ziglar SHIFT: Creating Better Tomorrows The Pace Line Academy

33mins

25 Jan 2019

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#111: Bryan Falchuk | Do A Day

Bryan Falchuk (@BryanFalchuk) has been an overachiever his whole life. When his life started to crumble, he took a step back, put on his consultant's hat and examined what was holding him back. No long after, Bryan drop a lot of weight, reorganized his daily routine, became a vegan, and developed a life-transformation system he calls "Do A Day." “I felt like an idiot every single day, and that was exactly what I wanted. I grew a lot at Tuck, but the amount of growth I went through during those two years at McKinsey was on a whole other level.” - Bryan Falchuk What We Discuss with Bryan Falchuk: How Bryan escaped the Dot Com bubble just as he was starting his career. Working at McKinsey & Co. as a 20-something who knows nothing. His wife's battle with chronic lyme disease. How Bryan has kept off 100 lbs. of excess weight. The 'Do-A-Day' framework. His current role in the c-suite. Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider leaving your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally! (Download Episode Here) ​(Subscribe in iTunes Here) (Connect with CJ)(Can 3 Simple Numbers Rescue Troubled Relationships? from Bryan Falchuk via TEDxTalks) ​​​​​​Please Scroll Down for Full Show Notes and Featured Resources!   The Two Rule Foundation helps inspire professionals to live gratefully and commit more of their resources to help those in need. The foundation can help you determine who you should give your money to and how. Looking to get more out of all your hard work? Enroll in ThriveMap University, an online video program for professionals. 100% of proceeds are donated to the Two Rule Foundation. More About the Show Bryan Falchuk had everything going for him in his career. He avoided the Dot Com bubble bursting by graduating a year early and taking a full-time internal strategy role at Liberty Mutual Insurance. A few years a couple job titles later, Bryan went back to school, earning his MBA in Business from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth University. Afterwards, Bryan accepted a consulting position at the McKinsey & Company, where he stayed for nearly three years. Leaning on his experience in the insurance industry, Bryan took himself back into insurance and spent over six yers traveling the globe with UK-based Beazley Group. However, while everything was looking up in his career, life at home wasn't so joyous. For decades, Bryan's wife had suffered terrible, seemingly-unprovoked 24-48hr illnesses. For a day or two at a time, she'd be a sick as she'd ever been, and then it would subside. And in 2011, she suffered another episode, only this time for weeks she wasn't getting better. "It all came to a head on June 30th, when she was down to about 100 lbs. and losing two pounds a day," Falchuk says. "Her doctor called to tell me he was going on vacation for six weeks and he'd check in when he was back. If you do the math on that, she wasn't going to make it six weeks." Bryan says this was his light bulb moment. THANKS, Bryan Falchuk! If you enjoyed this show with best-selling author, coach, speaker & consulting professional Bryan Falchuk, let him know by clicking on the links below and sending him a quick shout out on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.​ Click here to connect with Bryan on LinkedIn Thank Bryan on Twitter! Connect with Bryan on Facebook! Follow Bryan on Instagram! Click here to let CJ know about your number one takeaway from this episode! If you’d like to ask a question with a chance of having me answer it on the show, please leave me a voicemail by clicking below: This is a great way to cross-promote your blog or website because if I use your question on the show, I will link to it in the show notes!​ Mentioned in This Episode: Bowdoin College Internships at Liberty Mutual Insurance Tuck School of Business McKinsey & Company Undergraduate Development Program at Liberty Mutual Chronic Lyme Disease Do A Day Book use coupon code SUCCESS2 at checkout for an exclusive discount NewBodi.es Bryan Falchuk at TEDxSevilleSq

39mins

31 Aug 2018

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Episode 87 - Rethinking Giving with Wayne Elsey

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12 Oct 2017

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#090 - How important is Winning?

I love to win. In fact, it's quite possible that I take winning a little too seriously.  I enjoy my teams taking the top spot, my business outdoing the competition and my political preferences being elected.  It's OK to strive to win or be the best - to a point.  We run into a problem when our desire to win becomes and obsession.  It's one thing to strive to be the best - it's another when we believe that winning is the "only" thing that matters.  In today's podcast, I'm going to talk about a different approach to thinking about success.

19mins

2 Nov 2017

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#089 - John O'Sullivan: Changing the Game

There’s a chance that I may have been, once or twice, that guy at a youth sporting event who gets overly worked up and yells at the refs, players and worse – the other parents. Unfortunately, I’m not the only one. The truth is that youth sports in the US has exploded into a multi-billion-dollar business that is taking over the lives of millions of kids across the country. Today’s guest, John O’Sullivan, helps us understand the impact our obsession with youth sports is having on our children and the family. He also provides practical advice for getting our arms around this challenge and developing a healthier perspective.

28mins

26 Oct 2017

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Episode 86 - Mom- Anything But Average

“It’s better to keep your mouth shut and let people think that you are an idiot, than open it and remove all doubt. - Shelly McClanahan On Monday September 25 in the late afternoon, my mom, Shelly McClanahan, passed away peacefully. She was 68 years young. She was different to say the very least. There will never be anyone quite like her.   Today’s podcast is a tribute to a woman whose subtle, quiet, unassuming impact on the world will be felt for generations.

23mins

5 Oct 2017

Rank #8

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Bob Dusin | Creating the High Performance Workplace

Bob Dusin (BobDusin) is Partner at HPWP Group, a Georgia-based leadership development and training company, and the co-author of the book Creating the High Performance Workplace: It's Not Complicated to Develop a Culture of Commitment. Bob spent much of his career in engineering, but it wasn’t until he got cherry-picked for a role in Human Resources that he really found his passion. “I was a pretty good engineer, [but] I was probably more miscast as an engineer to begin with, and then I got into what’s more of my true calling” – Bob Dusin What We Discuss with Bob Dusin: How an engineer becomes leadership consultant Identifying the five-percent of employees that cause 95-percent of the headaches Building trust and respect as a leader Creating a work environment that employees enjoy and want to be apart of Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider leaving your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally! ​(Subscribe in iTunes Here) (Connect with CJ) Please Scroll Down for Full Show Notes and Featured Resources! The Two Rule Foundation helps inspire professionals to live gratefully and commit more of their resources to help those in need. The foundation can help you determine who you should give your money to and how. More About the Show Starting out as a project engineer, every few years Bob made a jump up in the org chart; becoming project manager, then sales manager at Ceco Concrete Construction. In the mid 90s, Bob started his own construction business, but just after two years into business, his old company made him an offer to manage the Human Resources department. It not only meant a significant pay raise and great benefits, he found a passion for recruiting and developing highly effective teams. For 11 years, Bob lead the charge for growing the team that was Kansas City’s largest construction company. During those years, Bob fell in love with building people and elevating their work. After more than a decade at the helm, he decided to take his talents on the road, founding a business management consultancy.​ While guest speaking at a leadership conference, Bob met Ken and Sue Bingham. They had started a leadership training organization called the High Performance Workplace​​, and they thought Bob would be a great fit. It didn’t take long for Bob to get onboard. In 2011, Bob joined Ken and Sue and has since become a prominent speaker, coach, and recently co-authored a book with Sue entitled “Creating the High Performance Workplace” available now on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble marketplaces. Thanks, Bob Dusin! If you enjoyed this show with leadership consultant and engineer Bob Dusin, let him know by clicking on the links below and sending him a quick shout out on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. Click here to connect with Bob on LinkedIn Thank Bob on Twitter! Connect with Bob on Facebook! Follow HPWP Group on Instagram! Click here to let CJ know about your number one takeaway from this episode! This is a great way to cross-promote your blog or website because if I use your question on the show, I will link to it in the show notes!​ Mentioned in This Episode: ​​Ceco Concrete Construction Arthur Andersen WIIFM: What's In It For Me? The Five-Percenter High Performance Workplace​ Creating the High Performance Workplace on Amazon

37mins

10 Apr 2019

Rank #9

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Episode 84 - How to Create a Compelling Story | Jennie Nash

This week I’m honored to introduce my friend and amazing book coach, Jennie Nash. Jennie’s work shouts overachiever. She’s written for dozens of national magazines including The New York Times, authored eight books and founded AuthorAccelerator- a company with 22 book coaches dedicated to working with authors and shepherding them through the process of writing and publishing. Through coaching, her clients have landed top New York agents, and had books published by Scribner, Simon & Schuster, Norton, Ten Speed, and SelectBooks. Jennie has been a huge inspiration and absolutely critical for my brain during the book writing process. In fact, there were many times where I’d craft an entire chapter just to have it thrown out (this always ended up producing a much better chapter in the end). Jennie knows her stuff. In today’s show, we’re talking about the elements that make up a compelling story. With the thousands of messages our brains are exposed to today, how can we craft a powerful message that resonates with the audience? I encourage you to check out her other work and definitely look up AuthorAccelerator. If you’ve ever considered authoring your own book then hiring a coach is a great step towards making it happen! To learn more about her work and view other client success stories, check out her website at http://jennienash.com/success-stories

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31 Aug 2017

Rank #10

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Ep 49: (Mini-Episode) Find Peace of Mind in Saying "Yes" Less

Look at your commitments today......this week....or even something that you'll be needing to do at some point this year... If you could clear one thing from your calendar-what would it be? It could be a neighborhood association, a holiday party, a class, a committee , or even an event for your kid's school. Whatever you choose, you must pick one. That's all. The goal today isn't to make you less involved in the lives around you. In fact, what today's episode is about is completely in the opposite direction. The goal is to recognize that you can't say yes to everything thrown at you AND do a good job with the commitments that absolutely need your time. What I've come to recognize is that we will compromise the outcome of things we really want to focus on for the future so we don't disappoint someone in the present. This ends up yielding mediocre results. So, today I will give you one simple action to take so simplify your life. Once you've taken the action, I'd love to hear what you did. Leave a comment in the notes section telling me what your action was. To your journey, CJ

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24 Nov 2016

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Lee Caraher | The Millennial Whisperer

Lee Caraher (@LeeCaraher) has been in PR and Communications her entire career. She is the founder, President and CEO of San Francisco-based integrated communications company Double Forte and is the author of The Boomerang Principle and Millennials & Management. What We Discuss with Lee Caraher: ​Lee’s rise from graduate to senior executive at North America’s largest PR firm. How Lee launched her own PR firm Why Lee enjoys working with Millennials so much Implementing clear communication strategies within multi-generational workforces Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider leaving your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally! (Download Episode Here) ​(Subscribe in iTunes Here) (Connect with CJ)   Please Scroll Down for Full Show Notes and Featured Resources! The Two Rule Foundation helps inspire professionals to live gratefully and commit more of their resources to help those in need. The foundation can help you determine who you should give your money to and how. More About the Show Lee started Double Forte in 2002 determined to create a culture that fully supports its talent, even when they choose to move on. After failing miserably at retaining Millennials, Double Forte went back to the beginning and created a culture where all generations thrive; as a result, turnover is low, and when employees do leave, overwhelmingly they stay loyal to the firm – sometimes even returning.   With her foundational work, Lee shows leaders how to create the best possible workplace culture so their employees will stay longer than they intend, and when they do leave, advocate for the company, defining a new loyalty contract and a new model of business sustainability. The Come Up After graduating with a degree in Medieval Studies (go figure), she transitioned in communications working for the Weber Group. A few years went by and she took a VP position at The Bohle Company, a small communications firm out of Los Angeles. Another few years there, and she was recruited for a similar role, but at a much larger company called MSLGroup. At MSL, she was in charge of the team working with one of the world’s largest companies in video games, SEGA of America. SEGA liked her so much that within 10 months of being at MSL, she was offered asked to come on as the VP of Corporate & Consumer Communications, overseeing the work of over 700 people. Five years later, just before the launch of the DreamCast, Lee was asked back to Weber Group (now Weber Shandwick), but this time in an Executive Vice President role. Another five years past, and Lee decided it was time to venture out on her own. In September 2002, Double Forte was formed. Now nearly 17 years later, Double Forte has offices in San Francisco, New York and Boston and employs dozens of people full-time. The Shift to a Millennial Workforce When Lee started Double Forte she already had extensive experience recruiting and retain top-talent. At the time, they were looking for senior leaders with 10+ years of experience. However, during the time of the Great Recession (2007-2010), Lee recognized a lack of new talent making their way to the field. Lee realized that there was no way they’d be able to find the perfect candidates to fill the company ranks, so they decided to take inexperienced millennials and give them on-the-job training.  ​Lee’s first millennial was a 22 year old woman named Stephanie. Little did Lee and the rest of the company know, Stephanie was also the owner of an emotional support animal, who would come to work with her under ADA mental health laws.  Despite the added fur to the team, Stephanie was a rockstar, and Lee decided to go all in on hiring millennials. The following year, the company hired six millennials within eight weeks of each other, and after three months, all of them were gone. Lee was flabbergasted. In all her years, never had something like this ever happened. “In my career – hundreds, thousands of people that worked for me – I had never 100% failure… in people,” Lee recounts. “There’s no way, in 25 years of hiring great people, that it was bad here. We didn’t hire people wrong, we kept them wrong. One person could’ve been a bad hire, but all of them couldn’t have been.” It was then that Lee set out to understand what was going on with millennials; where was the disconnect? How do you motivate them? Thanks, Lee Caraher! If you enjoyed this show with communications executive and author Lee Caraher, let her know by clicking on the links below and sending her a quick shout out on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. Click here to connect with Lee on LinkedIn! Thank Lee on Twitter! Connect with Lee on Facebook! Follow Double Forte on Instagram! Click here to let CJ know about your number one takeaway from this episode! If you’d like to ask a question with a chance of having me answer it on the show, please leave me a voicemail by clicking below: This is a great way to cross-promote your blog or website because if I use your question on the show, I will link to it in the show notes!​ Mentioned in This Episode: ​​The Bohle Company MSLGroup SEGA of America SEGA DreamCast Weber Shandwick Double Forte Emotional Support Animal – registration The Boomerang Principle Millennials & Management LeeCaraher.com​

46mins

8 May 2019

Rank #12

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112: Mentor Minutes | Starting a Business with Your Significant Other

CJ McClanahan (@cjmccoach) and Logan Brown (@realloganbrown) field your questions and comments for Mentor Minutes! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming Mentor Minutes episodes, drop us a line at   questions@cjmcclanahan.com. Now, let's dive in! On This Week's Mentor Minutes, We Discuss: What should you consider when deciding whether or not to start a business with your significant other? How can you be a better entrepreneur and business person when you are a perfectionist? How should a CEO of a non-profit approach stepping down and appointing a successor? How do you get introverted employee to open up and express their “why? What challenges have CJ and his wife faced in working together, and what has been the most rewarding part of working together? How can you try to limit the impact of social media has on your children? What can managers or supervisors do to engage and motivate millennial employees? Recommendations of the Week: Give Yourself a Break and Irresistible. Have any questions, comments, or stories you’d like to share with us? Drop us a line at questions@cjmcclanahan.com! Connect with CJ on Twitter at @CJMcCoach and LinkedIn Connect with Logan on Instagram at @logand.brown and on LinkedIn, and check out his blog: The Realationship Project. Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider leaving your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally! (Download Episode Here) ​(Subscribe in iTunes Here) ​(Connect with CJ on Linkedin) The Two Rule Foundation is on a mission to helps inspire professionals to live gratefully and commit more of their resources to help those in need. The foundation can help you determine who you should give your money to and how. Looking to get more out of all your hard work? Enroll in ThriveMap University, and online video training program for professionals. 100% of the proceeds are donated to the Two Rule Foundation.

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19 Sep 2018

Rank #13

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#086 - Erin Falconer: How To Get Sh*t Done

The good news is that there’s a podcast, blog, video, webinar, etc. that will provide an answer to almost any question that we could ever imagine. The bad news is that there’s a podcast, blog, video, webinar, etc. that will provide an answer to almost any question that we could ever imagine. We are drowning in information. Today’s guest, Erin Falconer, talks about how to cut through all the clutter and focus on what’s really important. She helps us understand how the digital world is evolving before our eyes and how we can get the most value from all this data. The first five people to email me will receive a free copy of her new book – How to Get Shit Done. Erin Falconer Erin Falconer is a Canadian living in Los Angeles. She has had a varied career that includes screenplay writer, stand-up comedian, political consultant and is now proudly, heavily invested in the online blogging world. Since 2008, she has been the editor in chief and co-owner of PickTheBrain – one of the fastest growing and most trusted self improvement websites & communities on the web. With over 200 bloggers from around the world contributing content, PTB is not only a great passion project but has truly become a powerful global voice and brand in the self improvement space, being read in over 35 countries daily.

31mins

19 Oct 2017

Rank #14

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#094 - Greg Baumer: True Riches

Greg Baumer and his buddy were in a class in the Harvard Business School and had to write a a final paper about the relationship between God and money. After after hundreds of hours of research, they would go on to publish their findings in a book that became a #1 New Seller on Amazon called God and Money: How We Discovered True Riches At The Harvard Business School. Since then, Greg has become a leader in the world of Stewardship, and a pioneer in the economics of giving.

27mins

28 Dec 2017

Rank #15

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#091 – It’s Time We Redefined Success

"To know and not to do, is really not to know". - Stephen Covey For many years, I've talked about redefining success and focusing on what's really important.  But, I've noticed that all my talking hasn't resulted in as much change with my clients and audience as I would like.  As a result, in 2018, I will be focusing my message on pushing people outside of their comfort zones so that you can actually feel a shift in behavior.  In today's podcast, I'm going to introduce the new brand and discuss my approach for next year. 

18mins

16 Nov 2017

Rank #16

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#095 - Planning A New Year

It was the fall of 2006, and I'd just completed a handful of books about Goal Setting. Of course, I knew how important this was already... yeah, I'd done it in my professional career. I'd certainly had done it, in the starting of my franchise, a business coaching franchise I had bought many years ago. But at this time, it had settled into me the importance in a way that it had never done before. In this episode, we explore the topics of Why measuring New Year's Resolutions on a 'Pass/Fail' scale will almost always result in failure. What makes Goals different from Resolutions. How writing Goals down geometrically increases the likelihood of achieving them. Why we think writing down Goals will limit us, and why in practice this is absolutely false. Why we counterintuitively get immediate gratification by intentionally choosing delayed gratification. Why Setting Goals is the single-most important thing you can do to improve your professional & personal state. How multi-tasking is a recipe for overwhelm and complete shutdown. If you haven't set any goals, by the end of the year, you will have made very little progress on a ton of different projects. There is lots of stuff happening, but the question is "Is the RIGHT stuff happening?" Unless you like waking up every day and changing your mind every 15 minutes and working 70 hours a week and not making real, meaningful progress towards what's important to you... Unless you like spinning all the time, you have to get clear on what's important to you.

22mins

4 Jan 2018

Rank #17

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#093 - Andrew McPeak: Leadership for Today's Young Adult

I am an unashamed old guy, and at times I feel completely out of touch with today's young adults.  I know from hundreds of conversations with professionals that I'm not alone. Today's younger generation is different - but that doesn't mean that they aren't as capable and driven as any other group. We just need to figure out how to more effectively understand where they are coming from and how best to communicate.  In today's episode, I talk to Andrew McPeak, co-author of the new book, Marching off the Map about the most effective ways to "teach, lead, coach and parent this generation of young adults". 

31mins

7 Dec 2017

Rank #18

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Episode 85 - A New Approach to Disagreeing

"Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” - Dr. Steven Covey Are disagreements healthy? Sure they are! Disagreements breed innovation, ideas, and efficiency. They make us face new concepts and consider solutions to problems from unique angles. But what happens when our disagreements turn sour? What happens when they become about the reply rather than the solution?  Does the solution fall wayside to getting a quick jab in at your "political opponent"? What if we took a different approach to differentiating opinions? What if we disagreed differently? 

26mins

8 Sep 2017

Rank #19

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114: Aaron Levy | Raising the Bar

Chicago-area native, Aaron Levy (@RaiseBarCo) is the Founder and CEO of Raise The Bar, a consulting firm that focuses on creating systems that help companies attract and retain millennial talent in the increasingly competitive workforce. “Before you ask ‘Does this person have the skills to be a manager?,’ you should ask ‘Does this person want to be a manager?’” - Aaron Levy What We Discuss with Aaron Levy: Aaron’s love of hockey and studying filmmaking at University of Texas. The health & well-being coaching company he started with his brother while in college. Why knowledge does not cause movement to taking action toward change. Why upper management believe millennials are entitled, impatient and hard-to-please. How the philosophy of work and paying for hours worked is a byproduct of the Industrial Revolution. Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider leaving your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally! (Download Episode Here) ​(Subscribe in iTunes Here) (Connect with CJ)   Please Scroll Down for Full Show Notes and Featured Resources! The Two Rule Foundation helps inspire professionals to live gratefully and commit more of their resources to help those in need. The foundation can help you determine who you should give your money to and how. More About the Show Before Aaron Levy even started his career, he was asking himself what causes people to do what they do, or not do.    Fascinated by understanding what goes through people’s head, he and his brother, a physician in Chicago, started a health & wellness coaching business. The goal? To help people address and create habits that lead to positive change in their lives.   For the better part of the next decade, Aaron, his brother and their team would try every approach possible to give people the the information the needed to make the changes they wanted in their lives.   But for some reason, only a small percentage of the people would make lasting behavior change. As they spoke with others in the industry, these results were not uncommon. Leaning Into Purpose Aaron took what learned about human behavior from being in the heath & wellness industry, and began applying his teaching to the world of management in business. ​ It was a if a lightbulb went on signaling that his next frontier would involve helping to reform the relationship between nature of work and the people that perform it. ​ In 2016, Aaron founded Raise The Bar Consulting, LLC with the mission to transform the manager role by empowering managers with the tools, skills and training to be better leaders of people. ​ Disrupting the Status Quo Since founding Raise The Bar, Aaron has made it his goal to connect with as many people in the biggest way he can.Aaron is involved in mentoring for the Heartland Alliance, helping refugee children acclimate to their new environment, and 1871, a Chicago organization at the crossroads on technology and entrepreneurship.​ In addition, Aaron is the Founder of Startup Grind Chicago, a Google-backed entrepreneur community. He's a committee member with the American Heart Association and advisor for the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Aaron writes for Forbes, Entrepreneur and the Harvard Business Review, a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, and is a contributing writing for Thrive Global.​ THANKS, Aaron Levy! If you enjoyed this show with management change leader Aaron Levy, let him know by clicking on the links below and sending him a quick shout out on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. Click here to connect with Aaron on LinkedIn Thank Aaron on Twitter! Connect with Raise The Bar on Facebook! Follow Raise The Bar on Instagram! Click here to let CJ know about your number one takeaway from this episode! If you’d like to ask a question with a chance of having me answer it on the show, please leave me a voicemail by clicking below:   This is a great way to cross-promote your blog or website because if I use your question on the show, I will link to it in the show notes!​ Mentioned in This Episode: ​Texas Ice Hockey Why Behavior Change Is So Hard via Harvard Medical School The RSA Why Most Managers Are Lousy via Medium Age Discrimination Is Not Only A Problem For Older Professionals via ComplianceX Raise the Bar Consulting Startup Grind Chicago 1871 Mentors Forbes Coaches Council Thrive Global

34mins

24 Oct 2018

Rank #20