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Episode #15: The Effect Lack of Confidence Has on Your Career

Episode #15: The Effect Lack of Confidence Has on Your Career

July 28, 2021

Many times low self-esteem leads back to “that one time when…” and once that seed is planted and takes root it can be hard to stop. From your personal life into your professional life, that nagging voice in the back of your mind can get in the way of accomplishing great things. Listen in as we navigate our way through what confidence actually is and how you can eradicate the weeds to move forward to a more productive future.  

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Episode #14: Where the Real Meetings Happen

Episode #14: Where the Real Meetings Happen

July 21, 2021

Have you ever heard the phrase, “the real meetings happen at the water cooler”? The average meeting lasts ninety minutes, has no written agenda, and its purported purpose is completed only 50% of the time. This episode will address concepts to help you prepare and deliver a virtual or in-person meeting that has impact and purpose in a way that grows your influence.

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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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Episode #13: Creating Positive Workplace Culture

Episode #13: Creating Positive Workplace Culture

July 14, 2021

Veterans United not only has an altruistic purpose of lending to veterans but has also become an employer of choice for many people due to the positive culture it has created for employees. Learn how Veterans United established and maintains its positive culture and continues to be a magnet for talent as we talk with Ian Franz, the Director of Culture at Veterans United in Columbia, Missouri.

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Episode #12: Business Writing

Episode #12: Business Writing

July 7, 2021

More and more of our communication in the workplace is done through writing. Whether it’s emails, texts, instant messaging, etc, we spend a lot of time constructing written communication to set expectations, discuss problems, or provide feedback. However, the spoken word is very different from the written word. Join us for on this episode to learn how to be simple, concise, and specific with your business communication. 

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Episode #11: Influencing Others

Episode #11: Influencing Others

June 30, 2021

To get things done in today’s organizations, we must positively influence others. Whether it is your direct reports, colleagues, clients, suppliers, or even your boss, it’s important to gain buy-in and securing cooperation from others. This week’s episode of the Weekly Workplace explores influence: what it is and how to grow it when working with others.

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Episode #10: Accountability for Leaders

Episode #10: Accountability for Leaders

June 23, 2021

The hardest expectation to meet is the one no one knew about, and that’s where accountability starts. Accountability is results-focused and outcome-based. Listen in as MTI experts talk about what leaders can do to hold their team members accountable for expected outcomes.

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Episode #9: How to Receive Feedback Gracefully

Episode #9: How to Receive Feedback Gracefully

June 16, 2021

Feedback is a gift. Whether you agree with the feedback or not, it does provides valuable insight on another person’s perspective about your work. This week’s podcast sheds light on how to receive feedback, the good, the bad or the ugly, gracefully.  

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Episode #8: Grit in the Workplace

Episode #8: Grit in the Workplace

June 9, 2021

According to Merriam-Webster, grit is defined as “firmness of character; indomitable spirit.” Others might use words like perseverance in pursuit of one’s passion. Whichever one you like or a bit of both, we will be discussing the value and distinction of grit in determining success in the workplace.

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Resources:

Duckworth, Angela. (2016). Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. Simon & Schuster.

Grit scale

Duckworth, Angela. (n.d.) Grit Scale. https://angeladuckworth.com/grit-scale/

 

References:

IMDb. (1969). True Grit. A Paramount Picture. IMDb. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065126/?ref_=tt_mv_close

 

Episode #7: It’s Not About the Money

Episode #7: It’s Not About the Money

June 2, 2021

More than money employees say they want a workplace that provides opportunities for growth and development and an employer who cares about their career journey. Advancing skills, increasing job satisfaction, and boosting employee confidence and morale are just a few of the benefits of training in organizations. Listen as we talk with the City of Columbia Missouri's Debbie Cummings, HR Training Coordinator, as she shares her knowledge about the value of training in the workplace.

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Resources: 

Operating out of strengths; CliftonStrengths

Buckingham, M. & Clifton, D.O. (2001). Now, Discover Your Strengths. The Free Press: A Division of Simon & Schuster Inc.

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CliftonStrengths assessment & training: Contact Missouri Training Institute

Episode #6: Team Dynamics

Episode #6: Team Dynamics

May 26, 2021

Good team dynamics include trust, collective decision-making, accountability, mutual understanding, and self-corrective behavior. When consistent and productive behaviors exist, teams work more effectively and with less drama. We will identify what poor team dynamics look like, the top two causes, and some ways to overcome poor team behaviors. 

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