92: Lessons from the Israeli Air Force: Fostering a Culture of Honesty, Accountability, and Improvement with Ofir Paldi

92: Lessons from the Israeli Air Force: Fostering a Culture of Honesty, Accountability, and Improvement with Ofir Paldi

By implementing a unique culture and methodology, the Israeli Air Force became one of the best in the world in terms of quality, safety, and training, effectively cutting accidents by 95%. According to businessman, social entrepreneur and former Israeli jet fighter Ofir Paldi, there are lessons that every leader can learn from their proven success. In this episode of The TalentGrow Show, Ofir and Halelly discuss the unconventional aspects of the Israeli Air Force training program that Ofir helps business leaders to incorporate in their workplace. With an emphasis on encouraging honesty and productive discussion around our mistakes, this program engenders accountability and high performance. Learn the secret behind the Israeli Air Force’s brilliant out-performance of their competitors and how you can leverage their methodology to improve your own leadership and workplace culture. Listen and share with other leaders in your network!

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91: The Art of Strategic Storytelling for Leaders with Ryan Williams

91: The Art of Strategic Storytelling for Leaders with Ryan Williams

Storytelling isn’t just for marketers or creative types. It’s a dynamic tool that can be leveraged by leaders and professionals across the career spectrum. In this episode of The TalentGrow Show, author and international speaker Ryan Williams joins Halelly to talk about why leaders should learn to become storytellers and how you can start crafting and cultivating your stories today. Discover why strategic storytelling can make you a more effective leader and communicator, the three “anchor stories” you should have under your belt, and the best tips and techniques for improving your ability to captivate and influence others in conversation. Ryan also shares a gamut of interesting personal stories throughout the podcast so you can learn by example as well! Listen and don’t forget to share with current and aspiring leaders in your network.

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90: [Ask Halelly] How to handle senior manager who plays favorites with my team on the TalentGrow Show with Halelly Azulay

90: [Ask Halelly] How to handle senior manager who plays favorites with my team on the TalentGrow Show with Halelly Azulay

It’s time for another super short and highly informative Ask Halelly episode of the TalentGrow Show, where Halelly answers a question from a listener, a learner in one of her corporate workshops, a member of the audience at one of her conference speaking events, or a member of the media. This week’s question is: “What should I do if my senior manager is playing favorites with my team?” Halelly’s  Answer: Of course, it depends on the context such as your relationship with the senior manager. In general, you need to advocate to protect your authority to influence decisions about your team more directly. But of course, beware of your blind-spots and approach the situation tentatively, with curiosity instead of accusatory judgment. Halelly even shares a personal story about a time when this happened to her. Get the deets by listening to the full episode (it’s only approx. 6 minutes long!) and be sure to submit your own question that might be featured on a future episode of Ask Halelly on the TalentGrow Show!

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89: The Invisible leader – Cultivating the power of authentic purpose with Zach Mercurio

89: The Invisible leader – Cultivating the power of authentic purpose with Zach Mercurio

Organizations with a strong, shared sense of purpose outperform their peers by an average of 6:1. How can we as leaders tap into this important motivator to bring out the best in our team? In this thought-provoking episode of The TalentGrow Show with Halelly Azulay, author, keynote speaker and consultant Zach Mercurio discusses the power of authentic purpose and how leaders can cultivate it to transform their lives, work, and organizations. Zach shares ideas grounded in cutting-edge research about the staggering effect that a sense of purpose and meaning can have on your team’s performance and how you can help to create a culture of significance in your workplace. Learn common limiting beliefs that many leaders hold and how you can turn them around and build a purposeful narrative within your team or organization. Listen and share with other leaders in your network!

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88: The Go-Giver Influencer – How to expand your influence as a leader with Bob Burg

88: The Go-Giver Influencer – How to expand your influence as a leader with Bob Burg

As leaders, our success is directly tied to our ability to influence others. But where is the line drawn between influence and manipulation? How can you develop and use your influence to create win-win outcomes that will benefit everyone involved? In this episode of The TalentGrow Show, author and keynote speaker Bob Burg returns to the show to discuss the principles behind his newest book, The Go-Giver Influencer. Listen to discover the five secrets of genuine influence and how to prevent or diffuse the problems that can result from poor communication. You’ll also learn simple yet effective techniques you can use to regulate your emotions and boost your influence as a leader. Plus, find out why Bob believes that the best way to get what you want is by focusing on the interests of others! Don’t forget to share this episode with aspiring leaders in your network.

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87: [Solo] Why and How to say No (plus Halelly’s 5A Formula for Saying No Without Seeming Like an Unhelpful Jerk)

87: [Solo] Why and How to say No (plus Halelly’s 5A Formula for Saying No Without Seeming Like an Unhelpful Jerk)

If you have a tendency to say Yes too much (we discussed why you shouldn’t in episode 82), or have a hard time saying No to requests from your boss, co-workers, employees, clients, or even in your personal life, then this solo episode is for you.

Listen on to learn some of the typical reasons we are reluctant to say No, some totally legitimate reasons why you should be saying No, and how to do it in a way that protects your time, independence, integrity, and your relationships and trust using my 5A Formula for Saying No. Listen now and share with someone who could use this advice!

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86: Growing Your Network Based on the Science of Human Behavior with David Burkus

86: Growing Your Network Based on the Science of Human Behavior with David Burkus

Think networking is all about handing out business cards and having small-talk with strangers at networking events? Best-selling author, keynote speaker, and professor of leadership and innovation David Burkus explains why that’s not what truly beneficial networking is and shares two commonly-overlooked secrets to growing a truly beneficial network that can transform your life and career: diversity and multiplexity. (They’re especially key for leaders.) In this exciting episode of The TalentGrow Show, David discusses with Halelly why all leaders and professionals can benefit from networking IF they do it right, and ways to overcome the dangerous yet pervasive phenomenon of “homophily” in your network. Discover how to grow or revive your network based on the cutting-edge science of networking. Listen now!

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85: The Power of Perception – How to Leverage Gender Differences to Maximize your Leadership Effectiveness with Dr. Shawn Andrews

85: The Power of Perception – How to Leverage Gender Differences to Maximize your Leadership Effectiveness with Dr. Shawn Andrews

Most of us have heard about the gender pay gap, but have you ever heard about the gender leadership gap? One surprising statistic shows that only 4.6% of CEOs at Fortune 500 companies are female. Organizational consultant and keynote speaker Dr. Shawn Andrews has studied leadership styles and emotional intelligence from a gendered perspective, and argues that perception plays the key role in perpetuating the gender leadership gap. In this episode of The TalentGrow Show, Halelly talks with Dr. Andrews about what we can do to make a positive impact on gender perception and representation in the workplace, and how we can individually leverage our biological and socialized gender differences to maximize our potential for leadership effectiveness. Listen and don’t forget to share with others!

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84: Do Big Things – Mobilize Hearts and Minds and Make an Epic Impact as a Leader with Craig Ross

84: Do Big Things – Mobilize Hearts and Minds and Make an Epic Impact as a Leader with Craig Ross

One of the biggest reasons for divisiveness and lack of productivity in the workplace is a lack of true connection within the team. It’s not enough to ask questions like “what are we doing, how are we doing it, and who’s responsible?” As leaders, we need to be asking the deeper questions that relate to our ultimate purpose and vision if we want to foster true connectedness within our team. In this motivating episode of The TalentGrow Show, author and leadership expert Craig Ross talks about what he means by “bringing humanity to the workplace,” and how we as leaders can bridge the divisiveness within our own teams that may be hindering our productivity. Learn about what Craig calls the Energy Map and discover the six key points of Craig’s leadership framework from his latest book, Do Big Things. And most importantly, find out the questions you should be asking your team today to inspire connectedness and a shared sense of purpose in the workplace!

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83: Daniel Pink on the Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

83: Daniel Pink on the Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

Timing, according to bestselling author Daniel Pink, is a crucial element of productivity and performance. In fact, research shows that our performance on cognitive tests is affected by up to 20 percent by the time of day alone. So how can we use this information to increase our own performance? In this exciting episode of The TalentGrow Show, Daniel Pink explains the big ideas behind his new book, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, and shares very actionable advice for arranging your own schedule – and your team’s – in a way that takes advantage of your peak-performance times. Our lives are a never-ending stream of “when”-decisions, and Daniel shows us how to base these decisions on science rather than intuition or guesswork. Learn about the three performance stages we each experience in any given day, the different chronotypes we all fall into, and how to use all of this information to help us flourish at work -- especially as current or aspiring leaders. Listen and share with others!

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82: [Ask Halelly] How might I be sabotaging myself at the office without even realizing it?

82: [Ask Halelly] How might I be sabotaging myself at the office without even realizing it?

It’s time for another super short and highly informative Ask Halelly episode of the TalentGrow Show, where Halelly answers a question from a listener, a learner in one of her corporate workshops, a member of the audience at one of her conference speaking events, or a member of the media.

This week’s question is: “What’s a way that I may be sabotaging myself at the office without even realizing it?”

Halelly’s  Answer: Saying ‘Yes’ too much. If you’re guilty of this kind of behavior, you need to recognize that it may sabotage you in more than one way. Get the details by listening to the full episode (it’s less than 6 minutes long!) and be sure to submit your own question that might be featured on a future episode of Ask Halelly on the TalentGrow Show!

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81: How to step outside your comfort zone and unlock your leadership potential with Andy Molinsky

81: How to step outside your comfort zone and unlock your leadership potential with Andy Molinsky

When you find yourself in a tough situation in the workplace, the most effective solution often lies outside of your comfort zone. Going against the grain of our regular routines and responses, however, can be incredibly difficult to do. That’s why author, professor, and consultant Andy Molinsky works to help people develop the insights and courage necessary to act outside their personal and cultural comfort zones when doing important, but challenging, tasks in work and life. In this energizing episode of The TalentGrow Show, Andy and Halelly talk about why it’s so important to step outside of our comfort zones, the five key challenges that stand in our way, and three great tools Andy recommends for implementing his advice. Listen to learn the simple, practical steps you can take to overcome the difficulty of breaking out of your comfort zone, and how you can become a more effective leader and professional as a result. And be sure to share what you’ve learned with others as well!

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80: How to make your likeability your most lucrative asset with Michael Katz

80: How to make your likeability your most lucrative asset with Michael Katz

We’ve all heard the now cliché phrase, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” But how many hours have we spent networking and trying to impress the right people with no tangible results? Marketing consultant and author Michael Katz firmly believes that likeability has more upside than capability, and in this episode of The TalentGrow Show, he shares deliberate, actionable advice on how to effectively build and leverage your relationships and your reputation to propel your career. Learn the simple steps you can take every day to stand out from the crowd, build your visibility, and turn your connections into fruitful relationships that help accelerate your career’s success momentum. Plus, find out why content-creation is such a powerful tool for creating visibility and how you can take advantage of today’s technologies to create effective content of your own! Listen and share with others in your network!

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79: Inside-out leadership -- How to overcome a lack of purpose and passion in the workplace with Robb Holman

79: Inside-out leadership -- How to overcome a lack of purpose and passion in the workplace with Robb Holman

Who am I? Why am I here? What is my purpose? According to leadership expert Robb Holman, answering these age-old questions is the key to infusing your career with the purpose and passion you need to be an exceptional leader. There is a major problem of disengagement in the workplace. Approximately 90% of workers and 80% of leaders lack purpose and passion. It’s turned into a $500 billion problem. But what can leaders do to improve our own performance – and then our team’s – if it’s suffering from a lack of meaning and purpose? In this compelling episode of The TalentGrow Show, Robb shares the ideas and core convictions for Inside-Out Leadership – the kind of leadership that breeds success. Listen to learn how to fight disengagement in the workplace, discover your true self, and infuse potent purpose and passion into your career and your team’s performance!

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77: How to cultivate 4 essential capabilities to catapult your leadership success with Ron Carucci on the TalentGrow Show podcast with Halelly Azulay

77: How to cultivate 4 essential capabilities to catapult your leadership success with Ron Carucci on the TalentGrow Show podcast with Halelly Azulay

Based on their ten-year longitudinal study on executive transition, Ron Carucci and his team discovered why more than 50% of leaders fail within their first 18 months of appointment. Ron shares the four differentiating capabilities that set successful leaders apart. On this information-packed episode of the TalentGrow Show, hear the theory and research behind the four capabilities along with actionable advice on how you can cultivate them to bolster your own leadership ability. Plus, learn the surprising truth about how most leaders react to newly-acquired power and why your humanity, your flaws, and your weaknesses are actually some of your greatest assets! Listen now and remember to share with others!

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76: Learn from #metoo: why your sexual harassment prevention training is failing and what to do instead with leadership educators Dr. Larry and Lawrence Hiner

76: Learn from #metoo: why your sexual harassment prevention training is failing and what to do instead with leadership educators Dr. Larry and Lawrence Hiner

Is the culture in your workplace conducive to sexual harassment? With the recent spotlight on sexual harassment in workplaces --well beyond Hollywood-- Halelly has invited leadership educators Dr. Larry Hiner and Lawrence Hiner to discuss why sexual harassment prevention training is failing and how to fix it. In this first two-guest episode of the TalentGrow Show, learn why sexual harassment prevention training can be improved, what every leader can learn from the #MeToo movement, and how to avoid creating or enabling a harassment culture in their own workplace and facilitate a culture of civility, respect, dignity, and trust instead. Listen now!

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75: Neuroscience and Leadership: Using Your Higher Brain To Become a Better Leader with Dan Radecki

75: Neuroscience and Leadership: Using Your Higher Brain To Become a Better Leader with Dan Radecki

Did you know that there is research being done today in the field of neuroscience that can greatly improve your leadership ability? In this fascinating episode of The TalentGrow Show, Halelly interviews neuroscientist Dan Radecki and they dig into some of the interesting correlations between our brain’s neurological makeup and the ways we respond to different daily situations and challenges as leaders. Learn about the Old Brain and the Higher Brain, how you can give your Higher Brain more control over your natural negativity bias, how stress affects your leadership ability, and the phenomenon of Emotional Contagion. Listen to find out how to leverage the latest findings in neuroscience to become a better leader and a better you, then share with others!

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74: [Ask Halelly] What if I ask if I can give feedback and they say no? on the TalentGrow Show with Halelly Azulay

74: [Ask Halelly] What if I ask if I can give feedback and they say no? on the TalentGrow Show with Halelly Azulay

“Should I ask first if it’s okay to give feedback, and what if they say ‘No’?” That’s the question I’m answering on this second-ever Ask Halelly episode of the TalentGrow Show podcast, and this time, it’s a voice-recorded question! Listen to my answer and the follow-up discussion that ensued via voicemail and email, and chime in via the comments in the shownotes – what do you think? Have you ever experienced this? And of course, don’t be shy and submit your own question that might be featured on a future episode of Ask Halelly on the TalentGrow Show!

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73: How to become a better leader by using Polarity Thinking with Laura Mendelow

73: How to become a better leader by using Polarity Thinking with Laura Mendelow

As leaders we are sometimes stumped by seemingly opposing pulls and blind to the downsides of our actions and intentions. Leadership coach Laura Mendelow explains how the concept of Polarity Thinking along with a helpful Polarity Map can help us manage the conflicting goals we often feel tugging on us in opposite directions as leaders. Plus, polarity thinking gives us a positive and constructive way to boost our strengths and manage our weaknesses. On this fun and interesting episode of the TalentGrow Show, Laura shares some great examples and actionable advice for creating balance and increasing your effectiveness as a leader. Learn how to use polarity thinking to discover and overcome your greatest challenges, such as balancing the need to connect with your team and avoiding feeling burned out. Listen now and share with others who could benefit from this shift in thinking about leadership!

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