127: [Ask Halelly] “How can I develop myself and my team to be future-ready leaders?” on the TalentGrow Show with Halelly Azulay

127: [Ask Halelly] “How can I develop myself and my team to be future-ready leaders?” on the TalentGrow Show with Halelly Azulay

One of the biggest challenges that all employees have today is staying future-ready and employable. One of the biggest challenges leaders and managers have today is creating future-ready employees and leaders. How can you navigate a workplace that is changing at the speed of technology, anticipate the skills and development you and your employees will need in the future, and keep employees engaged, retaining them through times of change? Here’s another Ask Halelly episode of the TalentGrow Show, where Halelly Azulay answers a question from a listener, a member of the audience at one of her conference speaking events, a learner in one of her corporate workshops, or a member of the media. Halelly shares 5 ways to develop yourself and your team to be future-ready leaders. Take a listen, weigh in with your own opinion, and share with others!

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126: Influence Redefined — Becoming a More Influential Leader with Stacey Hanke

126: Influence Redefined — Becoming a More Influential Leader with Stacey Hanke

Did you know that a staggering 95% of leaders think that they are more influential than they actually are? This suggests a surprising lack of self-awareness among leaders in the workplace according to author and executive coach Stacey Hanke. So how do you slip into that 5% of leaders who aren’t deluded about their own level of influence? Stacey joins Halelly on this episode of The TalentGrow Show to share very actionable advice for escaping feedback-bubbles and ditching bad workplace habits that result from a lack of self-awareness. She also weighs in on the impact of our fast-changing technological world on human interactions and communication and discusses what we can do to effectively ‘stand out’ today and in the future. Plus, discover how Stacey ties in leadership and culture to parents and children, and what this compelling comparison means for leaders and managers! Listen and share this episode with others in your network.

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125: Navigating Generational Trends in the Workplace with Bruce Tulgan

125: Navigating Generational Trends in the Workplace with Bruce Tulgan

As leaders, paying attention to the important generational trends and shifts that underlie the surface stereotypes can give us great insight into managing the people on our team. Bruce Tulgan, an author specializing in management training and generational diversity in the workforce, joins Halelly on this episode of The TalentGrow Show to talk about how to help leaders successfully navigate generational trends in the workplace. We discuss what Generation Z wants from leaders, how leadership expectations differ from Generation X to Generation Z, and what we can do to better lead different generations in the workplace. Tons of interesting insights and actionable tips. Listen here and don’t forget to share this episode with others in your network!

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124: Disrupt It Yourself – Encouraging Intrapreneurship and Innovation In Your Organization with Simone Ahuja

124: Disrupt It Yourself – Encouraging Intrapreneurship and Innovation In Your Organization with Simone Ahuja

Leaders are constantly faced with the challenge of encouraging innovation and leveraging the highest potential of their team. However, it isn’t always easy to know when and where it is appropriate to call for change within an organization, nor how to cultivate intrapreneurship in your team. On this episode of The TalentGrow Show, Halelly chats with author and Fortune 500 consultant Simone Ahuja to get her powerful perspective on leadership and intrapreneurship. Advocating enterprise-wide transformation through small steps and experiments, Simone shares actions that leaders can take at any level of an organization to encourage innovation. You’ll learn why intrapreneurship is so valuable yet such a challenge in large companies, which emerging trends are making an impact on innovation, and what structures you can put into place to leverage your team’s creativity and potential. Plus, learn the important distinction that Simone sums up as ‘being a navy seal or being a pirate!’ Listen and don’t forget to share with others in your network.

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123: [Solo] Stop Multitasking While Listening During Critical Conversations on the TalentGrow Show with Halelly Azulay

123: [Solo] Stop Multitasking While Listening During Critical Conversations on the TalentGrow Show with Halelly Azulay

I’m sure you’ve been on the receiving end of this. The question is: are you dishing it out?

Listening in a distracted way during an important conversation. So-called “multitasking” when you really ought to be giving your full attention.

Science has shown us that we can’t actually multitask on executive function brain tasks, so let’s stop the charade and quit this nasty and increasingly common habit.

On today’s solo episode of the TalentGrow Show, Halelly will share a story from a recent workshop participant where this issue came up. Then she’ll explain why it’s not wise to do something else that requires your thinking bandwidth during critical conversations (the kind where there’s an important outcome and your relationship is on the line). Like reading or writing emails, for example. Even if others are doing it. Even if your senior leaders do it. Don’t. Take a listen now and share with those who could also benefit!

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122: How to Bring More Wellness into your Workplace Culture with Laura Putnam

122: How to Bring More Wellness into your Workplace Culture with Laura Putnam

Wellness is something that we think a lot about in our individual lives, but we may not always consider in the workplace context. Laura Putnam, author and founder/CEO of Motion Infusion, is passionate about bringing wellness into the workplace to foster a healthier, happier and more productive workplace culture. In this episode of The TalentGrow Show, Laura joins Halelly to discuss the ideas from her Amazon #1 Hot New Release in HR & Personnel Management, Workplace Wellness That Works. She advocates that leaders at every level of an organization leverage their unique position to introduce more wellness, and shares simple and creative things we as leaders can do to accomplish this. Listen to find out why workplace wellness is so important to a thriving, productive team, and what you should be doing to implement positive change. Plus, find out how to “go stealth” and sneak wellness into non-wellness activities at work! If you enjoy this episode, don’t forget to share it with others.

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121: Raise Your Game – High Performance Secrets from the Sports World with Alan Stein, Jr.

121: Raise Your Game – High Performance Secrets from the Sports World with Alan Stein, Jr.

No two professions seem quite so different from each other as sports and business leadership. Author and coach Alan Stein, Jr., however, is bridging the gap between these two worlds by bringing high performance secrets from the sports arena into the corporate world. A long time performance coach in basketball and in business, Alan believes that leaders in the business world could learn a great deal from common practices in world class sports. In this exciting episode of The TalentGrow Show, learn how to lead like a world class athlete as Halelly and Alan discuss key similarities between top performers in sports and in business, a three step technique to close your performance gap, and actionable advice for changing negative habits or behaviors. Plus, listen to discover the thought provoking results of a research study that will boost your confidence in your ability to take control of your behavior! Don’t miss this episode, and remember to share it with others, too!

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Daniel Pink on the Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing on the TalentGrow Show with Halelly Azulay

Daniel Pink on the Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing on the TalentGrow Show with Halelly Azulay

Happy New Year! To celebrate 2018 (and to allow us a little break from production during the holidays), we're rebroadcasting Halelly's favorite episode of 2018 - episode 83 featuring Daniel Pink. Enjoy!!

Original description: 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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120: [Solo] The Top 5 Episodes of 2018 on the TalentGrow Show with Halelly Azulay

120: [Solo] The Top 5 Episodes of 2018 on the TalentGrow Show with Halelly Azulay

Our 2018 ride was a fun one! We began publishing weekly and had twice as many shows as in previous years. So many great guests and solo episodes, so on today’s solo episode on the TalentGrow Show, Halelly summarizes the year of 2018 for the podcast. She recaps the highlights of 2018, gives a tiny-taste replay for each of the top five most downloaded episodes, and names her own favorite episode of 2018. Of course she gives a word or two about the plans for 2019 as well as her actionable tip for TalentGrowers that you can apply right now and in 2019. What was your favorite episode in 2018? Leave a comment and let us know. Take a listen now!

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119: Humanity Works – Technology and Creativity in the Workplace of the Future with Alexandra Levit

119: Humanity Works – Technology and Creativity in the Workplace of the Future with Alexandra Levit

As technology and automation continue to evolve, so will the landscape of the workplace. Many skills, and even entire careers, will become obsolete as new ones emerge. What can we do to make ourselves valuable in the marketplace of the future? In this episode of The TalentGrow Show, Workplace Expert and Futurist Alexandra Levit returns to the show to share her insights on these critical issues. You’ll discover what important shifts and changes in the workplace Alexandra expects to see by the year 2030, what impact we can expect the evolution of technology and automation to have on today’s careers, and how we can best prepare ourselves for the inevitable change. Plus, find out what human attribute Alexandra thinks will become even more valuable as technology becomes an ever-more crucial part of the workplace. Listen and don’t forget to share with others!

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118: The Leadership Killer -- Beware of this Lethal Leadership Trap with Bill Treasurer

118: The Leadership Killer -- Beware of this Lethal Leadership Trap with Bill Treasurer

Hubris, according to author and leadership coach Bill Treasurer, is the single most lethal leadership killer. But how do we as leaders find a balance between building confidence in ourselves and staying humble? A ‘boomeranger’ on the podcast, Bill returns to the TalentGrow Show to share his advice on cultivating humility and deflating hubris as a leader. How can we create an atmosphere in the workplace where our team is comfortable sharing honest feedback with us? What are some hubristic behaviors we should watch out for? (Even Steve Jobs exhibited some of these!) Tune in to find out and get Bill’s advice for becoming a leader people want to follow. Listen and don’t forget to share this episode with others in your network!

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117: [Ask Halelly] “How can I give constructive feedback without destroying their confidence?” on the TalentGrow Show with Halelly Azulay

117: [Ask Halelly] “How can I give constructive feedback without destroying their confidence?” on the TalentGrow Show with Halelly Azulay

You know you need to give a team member some hard-to-hear feedback, but you worry about the impact on the person’s self-esteem or maybe on your relationship. You don’t want your feedback conversation to backfire. What can you do to successfully deliver constructive feedback? Here’s another Ask Halelly episode of the TalentGrow Show, where Halelly Azulay answers a question from a listener, a member of the audience at one of her conference speaking events, a learner in one of her corporate workshops, or a member of the media. This is a common concern and rightly so. But Halelly has some important suggestions both about your approach and the steps to deliver the feedback that can allay your concerns and produce the results you seek. Take a listen, weigh in with your own opinion, and share with others!

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116: Practical Neuroscience Hacks for Increasing Creativity, Motivation, and Productivity with James Garrett

116: Practical Neuroscience Hacks for Increasing Creativity, Motivation, and Productivity with James Garrett

How can we motivate ourselves better? How can we get our brain to solve our problems for us? At what time of day do we have our best energy? In today’s exciting episode of the TalentGrow Show, neuroscience entrepreneur James Garrett answers all these questions and more so that people “can become who they imagine themselves to be at their very best”. You’ll learn about a framework for becoming more productive in each day, the cutting-edge “two modes of attention” finding that everyone in the neuroscience community is talking about, a simple tip for recharging your energy for the day, and much more. Don’t miss it!

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115: Seeking a Rational Path to Happiness with Clinical Psychologist Dr. Ellen Kenner

115: Seeking a Rational Path to Happiness with Clinical Psychologist Dr. Ellen Kenner

Dr. Ellen Kenner isn’t the first guest on The TalentGrow Show to argue that selfishness, properly understood, is essential to happiness and career success, but she offers her own unique insights into the subject from the perspective of psychology. Dr. Kenner is a licensed clinical psychologist and the host of a radio talk-show, The Rational Basis of Happiness, and she joins Halelly in this episode to share her advice to those seeking a path that will make them happy, or those seeking happiness in the path they’re already on. “Don’t put yourself in the shadows of your own life,” she warns, discussing with Halelly why selflessness is a recipe for disaster both in the workplace and in your personal life. Listen to hear Ellen’s advice for getting out of an unsatisfactory career, dealing with abusive bosses, carving out a life and career you love even if it leads you down an unconventional path, and more. Plus, discover what Ellen means by “rational happiness,” and how that concept can help you in all of your pursuits! Listen and don’t forget to share with others.

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114: Building a Positive, Consistent Company Culture Your Team will Rave About with CEO Bob Glazer

114: Building a Positive, Consistent Company Culture Your Team will Rave About with CEO Bob Glazer

Bob Glazer, founder & CEO of award-winning global performance marketing agency AccelerationPartners, offers radical --yet proven-- ideas for creating a positive company culture. On this episode of The TalentGrow Show, Bob also exposes old practices and paradigms that need to go away – like the two-week notice system (what?!) and talks about how to implement a positive transition plan and why being consistent about your core values is more important than you think. Find out how his company won such culture awards as #4 on Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Awards, Entrepreneur’s Top Company Culture, & Inc. Magazine’s Best Place to Work among others! Don’t miss this value-packed episode and share it with others!

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113: [Ask Halelly] “Lost that Loving Feeling for your Job or Career?” on the TalentGrow Show with Halelly Azulay

113: [Ask Halelly] “Lost that Loving Feeling for your Job or Career?” on the TalentGrow Show with Halelly Azulay

You’ve been in the game for several years, maybe even a couple of decades. And now, the love is “gone, baby, gone”... You dread going to work in the morning, or you feel uninspired and unenthused. How can you maintain enthusiasm for and inspiration from your work? What if you’ve lost that lovin’ feeling for your career? Here’s another Ask Halelly episode of the TalentGrow Show, where Halelly Azulay 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. She’s gotten this question several times, so she shares three simple but deep ideas with you for how to keep the spark alive for your current job or career, or what to do instead if that’s not an option (or it’s not working). Take a listen, weigh in with your own opinion, and share with others!

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112: Balancing Leadership, Parenthood, Technology, and Learning with Entrepreneur and Executive Emily Foote

112: Balancing Leadership, Parenthood, Technology, and Learning with Entrepreneur and Executive Emily Foote

Many working parents struggle with balancing work life and family life. This was especially true for Emily Foote, entrepreneur and co-founder of Practice, recently acquired by educational technology company Instructure, who juggled being a new mother with growing her company and navigating its acquisition. Emily shares why she thinks it’s best to combine rather than separate these two aspects of life, and on this episode of The TalentGrow Show she shares some first-hand advice for others struggling in a similar position. We also discuss some of Emily’s insights about workplace learning and technology based on her multifaceted career path. Learn how to adapt learning cultures to the changed pace of work that technology has ushered and how to balance appreciation with constructive criticism in the workplace (something that many leaders struggle with!) Listen and don’t forget to share with others!

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111: Conscious Communications -- Using Words That Work to Foster Better Connections with Mary Shores

111: Conscious Communications -- Using Words That Work to Foster Better Connections with Mary Shores

Everything you say, according to Mary Shores, is either creating a bigger connection or driving a disconnection. Words have the power to transform lives. Mary is an award-winning author, speaker, and entrepreneur who teaches step-by-step how to harness the power of our words to rewire our minds and create deeper connections with others. On this episode of The TalentGrow Show, Mary and Halelly dig into the three rules and three steps that make up her strategy called Words That Work. Along with lots of other juicy insights, you’ll learn which six trigger words you should just remove from your vocabulary and what to replace them with! Mary also talks about the Core Four process she developed to stay focused and productive in situations when your stress level threatens to get high, and how to use action statements to earn the trust of whomever you’re speaking with. Listen and don’t forget to share with others!

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110: The Next Level -- Three Leadership Imperatives That Are Critical for Your Success with Scott Eblin

110: The Next Level -- Three Leadership Imperatives That Are Critical for Your Success with Scott Eblin

Too often, high-performers are promoted to a higher position in a company and then left to their own devices to navigate the transition. What do you need to know to succeed at the next level? In this episode of The TalentGrow Show, Halelly brings back her first-ever guest on the show, author and executive coach Scott Eblin, to share insights from the newly revised 3rd edition of his best-selling book, The Next Level: What Insiders Know About Executive Success. He believes that there are three leadership imperatives that are critical to success: manage yourself, leverage your team, and engage your colleagues. Listen to discover the meaning of these imperatives while also learning about leadership presence, the importance of being humble and vulnerable with your team, and why finding a ‘work-life balance’ isn’t necessarily the right goal to set your sights on! Ultimately, Scott outlines which behaviors and beliefs you need to let go of at the next level, and which ones you need to pick up. Listen and don’t forget to share this episode with others in your network!

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109: [Solo] Why and How to Make Only Double Opt-In Introductions on the TalentGrow Show with Halelly Azulay

109: [Solo] Why and How to Make Only Double Opt-In Introductions on the TalentGrow Show with Halelly Azulay

Are you guilty? Halelly was, for a long time. Unintentionally. She had no idea.

Guilty of what? Of making Hot Potato Introductions.

What’s that? In today’s solo episode on the TalentGrow Show, Halelly will explain why lots of people make introductions in this way and why it’s really not the best way. She’ll then teach you an upgraded way to make networking introductions called the ‘Double Opt-In Introduction’ and walk you through a step-by-step process (including examples) of exactly how you can begin to implement this better way to make networking introductions going forward. Take a listen now and share with those who could also benefit!

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