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Episode #36: Beyond the Holidays

Episode #36: Beyond the Holidays

January 26, 2022

It's easy to consider giving and societal contribution during the holiday season, but what about the rest of the year? For organizations, it's important to remember your employees are always watching and have an expectation that the work you do is more than just about the profits. According to a study, 63% of Americans are hopeful businesses will take the lead to drive social and environmental change. As organizations are hungry for talent, they've got to be willing to create a shared purpose with potential hires in order to retain and keep them. Join Bryana as she chats with David Holtgraewe, Chief Operations Officer at Heart of Missouri United Way about the impact in the workplace and in the community when organizations embrace corporate social responsibility. 

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Episode #35: The Shortcut to Success

Episode #35: The Shortcut to Success

January 19, 2022

Mentoring is a collaborative relationship between a mentor and a protégé for purposes of growth, learning, or development. A good mentoring process can easily help people become more effective at work, learn new skills, develop greater confidence in developing personal networks, and make better decisions. Join us on this episode of the Weekly Workplace as the MTI team explores this process, how organizations are using it to improve, and its benefits to the organization.

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Episode #34: That‘s a Wrap!

Episode #34: That‘s a Wrap!

December 22, 2021

With the excitement of a new year - a fresh start just around the corner - many people spend time reflecting back on how the current one's gone. As important as it is to learn from valuable experiences behind us, looking ahead can make us even more successful. Join the MTI team for the final episode of 2021 as they discuss a few items in the rearview mirror and a whole lot of things ahead.

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Episode #33: Tis the Season!

Episode #33: Tis the Season!

December 15, 2021

From crowded stores to crazy cousins, the holiday season can bring a variety of experiences, all sharing one common denominator: stress. A recent study found 88% of people believe the holidays are the most stressful time of the year. In this episode, the MTI team gives you a peak into their lives this holiday season and provides tips for handling the holiday hubbub.

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Resources:

Big rocks & little rocks

Covey, Stephen R. (1989, 2004). The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Simon & Schuster.

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Episode #32: Stop Biting Your Nails

Episode #32: Stop Biting Your Nails

December 8, 2021

Habits. Good, bad, or indifferent, we've all got 'em and they're all serving you in different ways. But how do they work? If you needed to change one, where would you start? In this episode, the MTI team discusses what makes a habit, the science behind the habit loop, and strategies for replacing bad habits with new, productive ones. 

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Resources:

Clear, James. (2018 October 16). Atomic Habits. Penguin Publishing.

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Episode #31: Champions for Change

Episode #31: Champions for Change

December 1, 2021

Charles Darwin once said, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent; it is the one most adaptable to change.” The world around us is constantly evolving. We grow, we develop, we innovate, WE CHANGE!  Organizations and teams are no different. If you are not evolving, changing, and innovating, your competitors sure will. This episode of the Weekly Workplace highlights what leaders can do to be champions for change.

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Resources:

Scott, C. & Jaffe, D. (2003 November 26). Managing Change at Work: Leading People Through Organizational Transitions. Crisp Publications. 

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Episode #30: The Key to Riches

Episode #30: The Key to Riches

November 24, 2021

We've figured it out and we want to share it with you - the key to riches. And you won't even have to buy a lottery ticket! Join the MTI team as we discuss the impact of this one small thing that changes everything!

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References:

Westover, Jonathan. (2020 December 29). The Benefits of Showing Gratitude in the Workplace. Forbes. https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2021/12/29/the-benefits-of-showing-gratitude-in-the-workplace/?sh=6bea9e3717dd

Episode #29: Back to Basics

Episode #29: Back to Basics

November 17, 2021

Finding any information you want when trying to improve as a leader is as easy as a few key strokes and the click of a mouse. However, it’s the simplest consideration that often reveals the most. In this episode, the MTI team discusses the importance of kindness and the impact it has on others’ views of you as a successful leader.

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Purpose Driven Life

Warren, Rick. (2002, 2011, 2012). Purpose Driven Life: What On Earth Am I Here For? Zondervan. 

References:

Sturt, D. and Nordstrom, T. (2018 October 24). How Purposeful Kindness Can Make You A Better Leader. Forbes. https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidsturt/2018/10/24/how-purposeful-kindness-can-make-you-a-better-leader/?sh=7d8912657b7a.

Episode #28: ”This I‘ll Defend.”

Episode #28: ”This I‘ll Defend.”

November 10, 2021

“We’re just like everybody else. Our mission just helps our nation defend against foreign aggressors.”

According to the Department of Labor, there are 18.6 million veterans in the US and 9.2 million of them are in the workforce. Many of us have the opportunity to work beside a veteran yet have we truly thought about the unique experience they bring to our organization? Are we leveraging all their skills and their desire to be part of a team? Listen in as Rae and Bryana host a special guest, Missouri National Guard G-1 Sergeant Major Brian Kirkpatrick, as he talks about how workplaces can benefit from hiring veterans.

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U.S. Department of Labor. Veterans' Employment and Training Service. https://www.dol.gov/agencies/vets

Episode #27: You Make 35,000 of These a Day!

Episode #27: You Make 35,000 of These a Day!

November 4, 2021

It’s estimated that an adult makes 35,000 decisions a day, some with little impact like what you’ll wear to work and some with a lot of impact like what direction am I going to lead this company. In this episode we'll discuss the challenges and pitfalls of decision-making and ways to bring your team in on the process.

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Resources: 

The Memory Jogger: A Pocket Guide of Tools for Continuous Improvement

Brassard, Michael. (1985). The Memory Jogger: A Pocket Guide of Tools for Continuous Improvement. GOAL/QPC.

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