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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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Episode #5: What Are You Trying to Balance?

Episode #5: What Are You Trying to Balance?

May 19, 2021

In today's environment the line between work life and home life is set in sand, not stone; often making it hard to even distinguish the two. What does work/life balance even mean? What are we trying to balance? The most common response is time, time between work and home and having that "always on" feeling. We're here to dispel that and identify what we should really be trying to balance.

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Episode #4: Trust is a Must (Part 2)

Episode #4: Trust is a Must (Part 2)

May 10, 2021

Earning trust is a process not an event. It requires team members to be vulnerable and intentional with trust-building behaviors.

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Episode #3: Trust is a Must (Part 1)

Episode #3: Trust is a Must (Part 1)

May 10, 2021

High-performing teams are built on a foundation of trust. But what is trust? This episode will define trust and describe what it looks like in workplaces.

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Resources: 

Vulnerability-based trust

Lencioni, Patrick. (2002). The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable. Jossey-Bass: A Wiley Imprint.

Emotional bank account

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

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Episode #2: Differences Make the Difference

Episode #2: Differences Make the Difference

May 10, 2021

Have you ever eaten a fruit salad with just one kind of fruit? How boring would that be? It's the variety that makes it interesting. The same can be said for your workplace. Appreciating the unique talents of your colleagues is what makes a great team.

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Episode #1: Small But Mighty

Episode #1: Small But Mighty

April 30, 2021

Missouri Training Institute's work is to inform, involve, and inspire professionals to be the best they can be. Find out who we are, what we do, and more importantly why we do it.

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