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The Balancing Act with Dr. Andrew Temte

Balancing Act explores the characteristics required of a new generation of leaders who must find balance between strength and vulnerability; confidence and selflessness; passion and measure; single mindedness and inclusivity; determination and curiosity; and leadership and followership. He stresses that balance is a journey, not a destination.In Balancing Act, listeners will learn:How to identify and curtail organizational entropyHow leaders can facilitate a culture of trustHow to realize the benefits of a diverse organization by fostering a culture that encourages everyone to bring their ‘whole self’ to work. How embarking on a continuous improvement journey can result in more balanced individuals, teams and organizations. We are all seeking opportunity, joy, and purpose; the commitment to “teach, coach, mentor, and inspire,” is a contribution we can all make as we seek balance in our workplace and home life.

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The Balancing Act - Ego - A primer for the workplace

On our first episode, Andy discusses the variety of definitions for the word ego and how a “good” ego is essential to a balanced approach as a manager. We make sure to separate a “big” ego from a good one and how the ego will be the focal point for our nine episode season.

16mins

14 Apr 2021

Rank #1

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The Balancing Act - Ego & Vulnerability

On our second episode, we build on our discussion around ego to understand how managers, leaders, and others can strike the proper balance of vulnerability. Andy discusses how to leverage a strong ego to provide just the right amount of vulnerability to your employees.

16mins

14 Apr 2021

Rank #2

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The Balancing Act - Ego & Resilience

On our third episode, we discuss resilience and will build on the topics of ego and vulnerability from episodes one and two. Resilience is a topic that’s been receiving a lot of attention over the past year. We dive into how a strong ego can help aid being resilient and what role failure could and should play in the workplace.

14mins

14 Apr 2021

Rank #3

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The Balancing Act - Ego & Followership

On our fourth episode, followership takes center stage. Andy discusses the balancing act between followership and leadership. He also focuses on how important it is to allow for talk time and collaboration in meetings. This is another key step in understanding the proper way to develop as a manager and in the workplace.

14mins

13 Apr 2021

Rank #4

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The Balancing Act - Ego & Self-awareness

Before a manager can build the emotional quotient of their team, they must first understand their own emotions. Episode number five discusses how managers, and employees, can work with their own self-awareness and how self-awareness centers around understanding the relationship between our emotions and our actions or behaviors.

17mins

13 Apr 2021

Rank #5

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The Balancing Act - Ego & Self-regulation

Continuing to build on themes from our fifth episode around self-awareness, Andy describes the key skills of being able to self-regulate and how those skills co-exist with being thoughtful. Self-regulation is key to allowing your thoughts and emotions be shared in a constructive matter and move your team forward.

18mins

13 Apr 2021

Rank #6

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The Balancing Act - Ego & Empathy

Our previous six episodes have built to this one; a discussion around empathy in the workplace. Andy helps to separate out feeling sympathetic from empathetic and how managers need to balance empathy with leadership and drive. We also focus on acknowledging everyone's whole-self and what that brings to the work place.

23mins

13 Apr 2021

Rank #7

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The Balancing Act - Ego & Lifelong Learning

In our eighth episode of the season, Andy draws a line between being curious and learning, both in the near term as well as across the course of your life. A leader with a truly "strong" ego can see that learning is never finished or done and must be promoted as an essential part of any business.

21mins

13 Apr 2021

Rank #8

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The Balancing Act - Ego & Continuous Improvement

In our final episode of season one, Andy discusses the tenets of continuous improvement, as well as its application both in the work place as well as in our personal lives. He also dives into how a strong ego is essential for the adoption of a proper mindset for continuous improvement. He also introduces the concept of entropy and how it applies to the workplace.

26mins

12 Apr 2021

Rank #9