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Growing at Work – S01E01 – The Psychology of Leadership and Success (Fears, and Obstacles)

Understanding that which holds us back, and how to break free. This is at the core of personal change, no matter what you want to change. We often face situations where we are unable to make the major change in our lives or at work we so desperately want. This episode is based on the concept of Subject-Object relations stemming from the work of Dr. Robert Kegan. This is about what it means to help people see a bigger world, to better understand themselves, to change their behavior, and to make better decisions. Do away with self-defeating behaviors, and getting rid [...]

Growing at Work – S01E01 – The Psychology of Leadership and Success (Fears, and Obstacles) 2016-12-06T12:45:23+00:00

Mirabai Bush – Mindfulness from India to Google

Mirabai found herself moving from working on her Ph.D. in a very tumultuous university environment in the midst of the political unrest in the late 19060s. In a search to find another way of being Mirabai began her journey around the world. She began in Europe and started working her way East across the country traveling by land across the Middle East, through the mountains of a very peaceful Afghanistan and Pakistan and eventually found her way to India. She didn’t have a desire to learn meditation, but when she got to India there was a ten-day meditation instruction being offered [...]

Mirabai Bush – Mindfulness from India to Google 2016-11-21T15:25:23+00:00

Andres Fossas – The Challenges of Finding Your Authentic-Self, and the Benefits of Leading from a Place of Being Uniquely You

Andres begins with the idea of finding one’s calling. He explained that this is a deeper process than one would realize. In his words “it is deeply emotional, and profoundly psychological.”   In his explanation, Andres describes the process of finding one’s calling in the words of Constructive Developmental Theory (CDT), a shift from the third order to the fourth order of mind. CDT was developed by Harvard Professor, Robert Kegan, and describes the psychological process of adult development.   3rd Order - Socialized Mind: One is incapable of distinguishing between their internal or authentic voice and that of an external [...]

Andres Fossas – The Challenges of Finding Your Authentic-Self, and the Benefits of Leading from a Place of Being Uniquely You 2016-11-21T10:21:28+00:00

Jeffrey Siegel – Mindfulness and Post Traumatic Growth

A graduate of Harvard and Emory University, Jeffrey Siegel has studied neuroscience, education, mindfulness, and physical fitness. His work has led to help people make personal transformations in their life. Jeff was first exposed to mindfulness in college, where he walked into a free session offered by the university. In his mindfulness practice, Jeff describes moments of having an incredible sense of wholeness, peacefulness, trust in self. He explains that the more you practice, the more you have the opportunity to experience it. He describes it as “Getting away from the background chatter. The white noise of our own mind just [...]

Jeffrey Siegel – Mindfulness and Post Traumatic Growth 2016-11-21T10:22:19+00:00

Rina Deshpande – Reflections From Plum Village, A Journey Into Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

Rina has been following Thich Nhat Hanh’s work for quite a while. Shortly prior to the recording of this podcast Rina traveled to Plum Village for a mindfulness and meditation experience lasting a couple weeks. See the link below. The experience was a combination of seated meditation, walking mindfully, eating mindfully, and work meditation. Early in Rina’s experience, she was challenged with walking mindfully. She was asked to walk through the French countryside and focus on the mechanics of her walking, focusing on how her foot touched the ground, feeling the heel, the side of her foot, and the bend of [...]

Rina Deshpande – Reflections From Plum Village, A Journey Into Mindfulness and Self-Compassion 2016-11-21T10:22:47+00:00

Dr. Mark Biddle – Working Through Assumptions That Hold You Back

Dr. Mark Biddle is a professional leadership trainer, coach, educator, and founder of Dalton Corner Coaching. Mark’s experience ranges from serving as a minister in Chicago, to leading experiential leadership in the MBA program at Babson College. He also completed the Immunity to Change Coaching Program from Minds at Work. Past Experiences Mark has been a leader in various ways. In college he organized nonviolent actions against army the vietnam war. In his early years, there was no set notion of what it meant to be a leader, but rather it was something imposed on the individual. The Center for Creative [...]

Dr. Mark Biddle – Working Through Assumptions That Hold You Back 2016-11-21T10:23:21+00:00

Adam Voci – Transformation Through Physical Development

Adam Voci is a graduate of Harvard Business School, a former intelligence officer for the United States Air Force, certified Crossfit Trainer, and current Development Director in Washington DC for CRC Companies. He is an experienced leader and has a history of seeking to help those in his charge grow in their career field and holistically. Adam was the 8th military academy graduate in his family. He described an attitude of winning in his family, mentioning that while effort is important in the end it comes down to an ability to be both effective and efficient. He described his parents philosophy [...]

Adam Voci – Transformation Through Physical Development 2016-11-21T10:23:33+00:00

Austin Hulbert – Leading in the Skies Reflecting on the Ground

Austin Hulbert is currently a Harvard Business School Candidate. He flew as a Strike Fighter Pilot flying for the US Navy and spent time as a fighter pilot instructor for the Navy, training a new generation of American fighter pilots. Directly from Austin: “I’m not any better because of my experiences, I’m not any worse because of it, I’m just different… and that’s the most important thing about leadership.” “You can’t fake car[e] about someone because... when you don’t care about someone... you’re tacitly saying, ‘I think I’m better than you or you’re not worth my effort. You have to genuinely [...]

Austin Hulbert – Leading in the Skies Reflecting on the Ground 2016-11-21T10:23:50+00:00

Lynne Wines – Developing Subordinates Even Through Struggle

Lynne Wines is an experienced leader in the private sector, she has been a COO and serial CEO of a couple banks. She leads with a sound mind and dedication to those she serves. She is currently an Advanced Leadership Fellow at Harvard University. “Leadership is a skill something that you can build and learn and get better at. It isn’t something that is granted to you. Nobody can grant you leadership.” “They can grant you titles, they can grant you money, they can grant you the big corner office, but they can not grant you the respect and trust that [...]

Lynne Wines – Developing Subordinates Even Through Struggle 2016-11-21T10:24:05+00:00

Michael Nagle – Overcoming Your Negative Thoughts and Voices

Michael Nagle is a transformational leadership consultant and coach. He has tremendous experience as an executive leadership coaching pharmaceutical companies. His insights into personal change in the workplace lends directly to our broader conversation of development in the workplace. Michael and Adam met during an Immunity to Change facilitator’s program and discussed both the power and experience of this coaching methodology. Michael talked about his work as an executive coach supporting rapid behavior change. Michael expresses belief in the individual wholeness of his clients. He sees himself as a trusted partner through the change process. He is not here to fix [...]

Michael Nagle – Overcoming Your Negative Thoughts and Voices 2016-11-21T10:24:25+00:00

Ahron Oddman – Empathy, the Heart of Servant Leadership

Ahron Oddman is currently a Harvard Business School Candidate. He flew as a Strike Fighter Pilot flying for the US Navy and spent time as a fighter pilot instructor for the Navy, training a new generation of American fighter pilots.   Directly from Ahron:   Ahron describes his major influences growing up as his parents and grandparents who made it a point to lead by example. His grandparents demonstrated a dedication to selfless service by adopting children prior to immigrating to the United States from Jamaica. In Ahron’s words it was just what they did.   Empathy for others was ever present [...]

Ahron Oddman – Empathy, the Heart of Servant Leadership 2016-11-21T10:24:37+00:00