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It's Business ~ It's Personal ~ It's YOU! with Sharon Lewis
55 minutes | Mar 11, 2015
Motivation Techniques for Losers
It’s Business, It’s Personal, It’s You Radio Show I’m over the top excited about my show this week. I’m talking to Kai Hibbard, season three contestant from the Controversial Hit TV Show “The Biggest Looser” about motivation. Kai got me all excited in her Huff Post interview with a killer sound byte: “Shame is not a motivator. It’s a paralytic.” So I reached out right away to set up this interview. We’re going to talk to Kai about her experience with judgment and shame and her journey into what appears to be a pretty terrific relationship with her self and her world. Tapping into my fascination with leadership that empowers rather than controls or diminishes I’m sure this will be an enlightening hour for all of us. Learn more about Kai by liking her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kai-Hibbard-of-The-Biggest-Loser-Season-3/114388032436 And if you’d like to share the message this fabulous T-shirt can help http://teespring.com/fubl. All the proceeds are going to www.about-face.org a site that is addressing media messages that affect self esteem and body image Also you can check out the resources Kai shared at the end of the show from fabulous women who question the message that you have to be thin to be happy, successful, active, or any other unrelated and arbitrary metric of success. Jess Baker: http://www.themilitantbaker.com/p/about.html Tess Munster http://www.tessmunster.com/ Jean Killbourne http://www.jeankilbourne.com/ Joni EdelmanTwitter.com/joniboloney Whitney Thore http://nobodyshame.com/
55 minutes | Mar 4, 2015
Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes! How to Turn and Face the Change
It’s Business, It’s Personal, It’s You Radio Show We have all heard that change is the only constant. And we’ve all had the experience of a change that we resist. What’s up with that? Resisting the inevitable seems the very definition of insanity and yet we find ourselves caught up in exactly that cycle over and over. Why is change so hard and can we make it easier? Join me on today’s show to look at our experience of change from a number of angles. Whether personal or professional change is part of your life let’s make it as easy and joyful as possible. Stay tuned for an announcement about changes for this show!
55 minutes | Feb 25, 2015
What Does Vision Have to Do With It?
Why bother with a personal or team vision when you work within an organization? Vision is an essential part of the leadership conversation. You’ll be hard pressed to talk to a C-Suite executive who isn’t clear on their vision for the organization. But I don’t talk to too many leaders in the middle of organizations who have a clear picture of their vision for their teams. And I speak with even fewer “front line” employees who have one for themselves. Does this matter? What does it look like to have a clear vision when you’re sandwiched between the layers of a hierarchy or working away on the front lines just trying to get it all done? Aren’t we all supposed to be living the company vision anyway? www.questiam.com
55 minutes | Feb 4, 2015
What’s Your “Hijack” Personality?
Can you take a Good Look at Who You Are when you’re Upset? “Emotional Hijack” is a term used in Emotional Intelligence circles to describe a predictable cascade of brain and body responses that occur when we feel threatened. Let’s explore what an emotional hijack is, what it does and who we become when we’re in one! It takes a fair bit of courage to explore our Hijack personality but once you see it you’ll want to know what it takes to go beyond it. www.questiam.com
55 minutes | Jan 28, 2015
I’m Not Your Mother!
Are you Frustrated that your Employees are Acting like Children? www.questiam.com
55 minutes | Jan 7, 2015
Lead Manage Mentor Coach (PART TWO)
(Part 1 Aired December 17th) Listen here. Being a manager, team lead, supervisor, director or leader in organizations today can be confusing. Am I supposed to be leading? Managing? Mentoring? Coaching? Who has time for any of those anyway? And just what IS the difference? Join Sharon for the second part of this show to explore the distinctions between each of these vital leadership roles, the common ground they all rest on and when to bring which skill forward with your team members!
55 minutes | Dec 31, 2014
The Year in Review / Preview
Let me let you in on A little New Years ritual I keep for myself in lieu of resolutions. This year why not take a little time to review the year just past and take a peek into your future without guilt, regret, force or effort. Resolutions are just premature conclusions dressed up in holiday finery anyway. Forbes tells us that only 8% of the 40% of people who make resolutions actually make good on those resolutions. (That’s 3.2% of the population people!) Has there ever been a more useless yet tenacious ritual? How much have you been giving yourself a hard time for not sticking to your resolutions? There’s a value in reviewing. There’s huge value in the self awareness that comes from that process but maybe not for the reason we think.
55 minutes | Dec 24, 2014
Give Yourself The Gift of Leadership in 2015
Our Christmas Eve Special. If there’s a gift I could offer to the whole world this Holiday Season it’s this. Trust You. Let yourself Lead, even if no one is following, even if you’re not sure you can get where you want to go. The world needs what you will discover when you follow your own path. I don’t know what that is but I do know it’s true. Tune in for the Gift of You (And a special gift from me!) visit us at www.questiam.com for more information on programs & services for leading in your work and life.
55 minutes | Dec 17, 2014
Lead Manage Mentor Coach – I’m so confused! What’s the difference and when do I do what?
Being a manager, team lead, supervisor, director or leader in organizations today can be confusing. Am I supposed to be leading? Managing? Mentoring? Coaching? Who has time for any of those anyway? And just what IS the difference? Join Sharon on this week's show to explore the distinctions between each of these vital leadership roles, the common ground they all rest on and when to bring which skill forward with your team members!
55 minutes | Dec 10, 2014
What is Engagement and Where Does it Come From?
Employee engagement is still at record lows. Why? We all know the impact that engaged employees have on productivity. It's huge! Why is it so hard to get employees engaged? Come and explore the topic of engagement on this week's show? What is this elusive trait and where does it come from? What if the very things we're trying to control to improve engagement are what's killing it?
55 minutes | Nov 26, 2014
Putting Answers in their Place ~ with host Sharon Lewis
Ah, Certainty! How safe it makes us feel. And how utterly boring, confining and limiting it is after just a little while. One of the things I see a lot in my coaching practice is leaders looking for answers. How do I know this will work? How can I be certain this won't backfire? Have you got any research showing this approach will get results? Has anyone ever done this before? And to those folks I quote the title of one of my favourite books. "The answer to How is Yes." Flight? We didn't know how, we just knew we wanted to. The Moon? We didn't Know how, we just knew we wanted to. Virgin Airlines? Oprah? The four minute mile? Discovering North America? In fact, most of the really certain answers we have had over the history of our species have proven to be only partially true at best and completely, misguidedly, false at worst. Perhaps its time to invoke a statute of limitations on answers. And if we were to do that, what would that mean for our businesses, our lives, our world? visit us at www.questiam.com for more information on programs & services for leading in your work and life.
55 minutes | Nov 19, 2014
What Kind of World do YOU want to live in?
A couple of weeks ago when talking to a coach friend of mine she reminded me again, as I need to be reminded every couple of weeks, that most of the things I struggle with come down to trusting our potency of choice over all limitations we self create, self inflate or receive as cautionary tales. "What it comes down to" she said, "is one question, 'What kind of world do you want to live in?' " That's the question for this week. Come and explore how that question landed, resonated, exploded, blistered and generally messed with all my conclusions. No really. It'll be fun! visit us at www.questiam.com for more information on programs & services for leading in your work and life.
55 minutes | Nov 12, 2014
Just who do you think you are? When Memory and Identity get in your way.
Who ever quibbles with the age old advice from the Oracle of Delphi "Know Thyself" Who really ponders when Shakespeare reminds us, "To Thine Own Self Be True."? (I actually have a bracelet with this engraved on it! Thanks sis!) Who hasn't been admonished to "Just be yourself." or been encouraged to "Be Authentic."? Do we ever stop to question this well meaning advice? Why is it so important and is it really good advice? Is it necessary? What does it mean anyway? These are question we rarely ask. How many personality tests have you taken in your life ? What's your astrological sign? What are your values? Your principles? What's your job? What roles have you taken on? What are you good at? Not so good at? When does your identity and your memory of who you have been start to become more of a limitation than a gift? And what do you do about it when it does?
55 minutes | Oct 29, 2014
What if we began with the “AND” in mind?
We've all heard Stephen Covey's "7 Habits" advice "Begin with the end in mind" Well, sometimes yes, and sometimes no. Over - fixating on an end state can sometimes feel just as restrictive as not being able to create anything at all. Sometimes the tunnel vision of knowing EXACTLY what you want stops you from seeing what's possible. Join Sharon Lewis as we liberate ourselves from the rule: "Begin with the END in mind". Lets see what happens when we begin with the AND in mind. Ready to end the tyranny of forced selection? What if we could expand beyond the limitations of focus. What if AND is our natural state?
55 minutes | Oct 22, 2014
Are you Solving Problems without Changing your Thinking?
You've heard the expression "You can't solve a problem with the same thinking that created it." The quote is often attributed to Einstein who, according to wikiquotes, didn't even really say it... funny when that happens! What he DID say though, was "A new type of thinking is essential if mankind is to survive and move toward higher levels." The idea remains though, and it is a sound one. If you're trying to solve a problem without changing how you think about it you're doomed. (Assuming doomed means fated to exist with the same problems you've always had.) In business as in life if you're trying to change something first change your thinking. Join us for an hour long exploration of ways of thinking differently. What if some of your problems just didn't feel like problems when we're done? Or What if the 'solutions' are things you've never even considered before?
55 minutes | Oct 15, 2014
Leadership Suckage! Why it happens & what to do about it
Forgive my language but sometimes the kids just know how to capture the essence of things. Suckage. The quality of sucking. Sometimes the people we work for really do suck. I mean sometimes they're terrible at leading. Why the heck IS that and what do we do about it? www.questiam.com
55 minutes | Oct 1, 2014
Joyful Conflict! Wait… What?
Do you avoid Conflict like the plague? Why? What if conflict could be joyful? Wait... What? That's right, joyful. Join us this week for a fun exploration of all the wonderful things conflict creates! Hosted by Questiam Leadership Devleopment http://www.questiam.com
55 minutes | Sep 24, 2014
Conscious Leader -> Conscious Business -> Conscious Capitalism?
Join us this week for an exploration of the idea of Conscious Capitalism - Coming to Canada! (don't you just love aliteration?) How can you contribute? What does this mean to you? Where could we take it? Where do you find out what it's all about? Right Here! This Week! Hosted by Questiam Leadership Devleopment http://www.questiam.com
55 minutes | Sep 17, 2014
Co-Creating Relationships that Work – Today it’s Personal!
Co-creating A Relationship that works for you! Are you frustrated because you have a sense that more is possible in your relationships but you dont know exactly what that is or how to create it? Join hosts Sharon and Penny for this taste of what's possible in relationship. We reveal years of personal experience as partners, coaches and experimenters who are hacking the current relationship paradigm to play with what else might be possible in loving, allowing and intimate relationships. Join us for mind blowing, heart expanding ideas and experiments you can take into your own relationships. Note: No self judgement required.
55 minutes | Sep 9, 2014
Certainty or Uncertainty, that is the Question. ~With Host Sharon Lewis
Have you ever gotten stuck because you didn't know what to do? Is there something you know you want to do, be or have but you're not moving forward because you don't quite know how or aren't sure how it's all going to turn out? What's going on? Why do we get stuck so often? What's the impact on our lives and work? This week we're exploring the idea that Good Leaders, in business and in life, always seem to know what to do but GREAT leaders stay in the question. What if Great Leaders have a relationship with certainty unlike anything you've ever considered. What if you changed your point of view on certainty? Hosted by Questiam Leadership Development http://www.questiam.com
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