Thriving teams do anti-racist work. Good managers aim to create an environment where every member of our team can thrive. But as an industry we’ve spent too long pretending that our Black team members can thrive in the thoughtlessly-racist default culture of American companies. It’s time to change that, and as leaders it’s our responsibility to drive this change within our companies. Let’s get started together.
The key to reaching your goals is to stop trying to distract yourself from emotional experiences you’re not comfortable with. That’s much, much easier when you know what an emotion is. Join me today to talk about what an emotion is, why you like some and hate others, and how to get more comfortable with all of them so you can stop distracting yourself and get to work on your dreams.
It’s time to stop beating yourself up. Many of us spend our lives being mean to ourselves, justifying it as helpful or realistic. But it actually steals our dreams. Today we’re talking about why we beat up on ourselves, why it holds us back, and how to finally break the habit.
Big things come from small steps. Learn how to take small steps every day to create clear vision, stop distracting yourself, and take massive action (which isn’t the same as big action!).
Anger is an emotion many of us are uncomfortable feeling at work — but turning it off hinders our ability to fix important problems and feel the biggest positive emotions. Join me and Vivien Yang from Eventbrite as we talk about the benefits and challenges of anger. Plus I’ll teach you how to allow strong emotions so you can handle bigger emotions better.
Wish you could re-program your brain? Today I’m teaching you the very simple recipe to do just that – all it takes is practice. Plus Sira Laurel joins me to talk about why curiosity helps you move past blocks in your career and projects, and how to create more of it.
Many of us get derailed by guilt and waste time on tasks that aren’t that important. What if you could easily stay focused on your main priorities instead? Join me as I talk with Ken Struys about how to do exactly that. After that we’ll fix a common problem when creating thought models.
Trust is something we create for ourselves. Today Emily and Alison Moses, Director of Business IT at HomeServe, talk about why we have to trust our reports if we want them to grow (and noticing when you’re not), bootstrapping trust for a co-worker you don’t know very well, and two ways to generate any feeling anytime you want.
Choosing our thoughts intentionally lets us choose how we experience our life. It lets us create any results we want. And it lets us choose how we’re going to feel. For most of us, empathy is our first experience with intentionally trying on new thoughts. Today Emily and guest Garrett Ledbetter talk about empathy, trying on new thoughts, and noticing your assumptions.
Everything we want, we want because of how we think it will make us feel. But the truth is that our own thoughts are the only things that can create our emotions. Join me as I talk with Jill Wetzler, Head of Engineering at Pilot, about what makes validation so important to leaders and the difference between valid and right.