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55 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
Book Club Week Fifteen: The Five-Element Solution
The Book Club walks through the next 70 pages of The Five-Element Solution by Jean Haner. In this next section of our reading, Haner describes a set of prescriptions on how to reset and re-balance your elements using simple tasks. We chat about Japanese forest bathing, the elements present in our homes, in our food, and even in our beer! Everything impacts how energy flows around us and within us, so you might just be surprised at what simple task could reset an element for you in your life. Grab your book! It’s time for another episode of The HRart of It Podcast. Find the show notes at www.hrartcenter.com.
69 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
Book Club Week Fourteen: The Five-Element Solution
This week the Book Club discusses "The Five-Element Solution", a book by Jean Haner. Based on the Chinese Five Elements – Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, and Metal, this book shows readers how the elements play out in their personalities and lives. Each Book Club member shares stories about how their dominant elements show up in unexpected ways, like Liza who lines her home with beautiful stones to keep her element close to her, and Ben, who is so balanced between all the elements, he can switch back and forth between them depending upon what the situation calls for. As you listen and take the test yourself, think about how your dominant elements show up. Learn more by listening in on this episode of The HRart of It Podcast. Find the show notes at www.hrartcenter.com.
47 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
Book Club Week Thirteen: Five-Element Personalities & Marriage
As an introduction to our next Book Club book, host Samm Smeltzer invites her husband Josh to join her in a discussion on "The Five-Element Solution" by Jean Haner and how it relates to their relationship. Based on the traditional wisdom of the Chinese Five Elements – Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, and Metal, this book allows people to understand themselves and other people better. Get ready for some banter as Josh and Samm work their way through each other's test results to see which elements they have in common and where the differences lie. The next several episodes of The HRart of It Podcast will be dedicated to breaking down "The Five-Element Solution" by Jean Haner, so grab your copy today, take the element test, and join us for the next episode!
59 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
Book Club Week Twelve: A New Earth
In this podcast episode, the Book Club wraps up the last pages of A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle. We chat about how having an inner purpose and striving for greatness can pull us away from staying present and aware in our everyday lives. As Tolle explains, greatness is a fantasy of the ego while the foundation for greatness is honoring the small things in the moment. What does that look like in real life outside the pages of this book? This discussion and much more on this episode of The HRart of It Podcast! Find the show notes at www.hrartcenter.com.
51 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
Book Club Week Eleven: A New Earth
As entrepreneurs we often look like we have everything together, but in this episode of The HRart of It Podcast, Book Club reveals some of these challenges in the context of this week’s reading, A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle. These struggles include being challenged by unfair criticism, letting go of fear of the future, and living in the present moment. Tune in to hear how Eckhart Tolle is teaching us to go deeper. Find the show notes at www.hrartcenter.com.
45 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Book Club Week Ten: A New Earth
In this episode, the Book Club discusses how understanding the pain body and knowing that the ego and the pain body are ultimately just out for our destruction, can make us more compassionate toward others in difficult situations. Other topics include how our consumption of media and entertainment changes drastically once we begin the Awakening process. Lastly, in true Book Club fashion and in the spirit of bringing people together from different backgrounds for interesting conversations, we wrap it all up with the most fitting sports analogies courtesy of Ben. Join us on this episode of the HRart of It Podcast as we unpack the next 70 pages of A New Earth. Find the show notes at www.hrartcenter.com.
54 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
Book Club Week Nine: A New Earth
This week the Book Club is reading the next 70 pages of Eckhart Tolle’s book, A New Earth. Tolle’s delivering some hard hitters all about the role of the ego in our lives which leads us to the big discussion of how do we take this into the workplace and especially how do we take this home as parents? All this and more in this next episode of The HRart of It Podcast. Find the show notes at www.hrartcenter.com.
51 minutes | May 31, 2021
Book Club Week Eight: A New Earth
Our third book in the 2021 Book Club is A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle. The first 70 pages of A New Earth inspired a conversation about battles with the Ego as well as stories about each of our own religious upbringings and how they may have played out into our own Awakening journeys. Grab your copy of A New Earth and hit the listen button, because you won’t want to miss this episode of The HRart of It Podcast! Find the show notes at www.hrartcenter.com.
43 minutes | May 24, 2021
Book Club Week Seven: Courageous Cultures
Before jumping blindly into the hiring process, leaders need to ask themselves: what do I want my workplace culture to look like? What do I want it to feel like? Putting it simply, onboarding shows respect for new employees and is a prime opportunity for leaders to begin shaping a positive and innovative culture. These topics and more as the Book Club wraps up the last few pages of the book Courageous Cultures by Karin Hurt and David Dye. Find the show notes at www.hrartcenter.com.
44 minutes | May 17, 2021
Book Club Week Six: Courageous Cultures
Curiosity is at the core of what makes us human. It helps us understand our work and how we fit into the whole, and it can also help us to build bridges between one another. All this and it’s still often seen as a negative in the workplace. The Book Club discusses the next 70 pages of the book Courageous Cultures by Karin Hurt and David Dye. More on curiosity and its' impact in this week’s episode of The HRart of It Podcast. Find the show notes at www.hrartcenter.com.
49 minutes | May 10, 2021
Book Club Week Five: Courageous Cultures
This week the Book Club dives into the second book on our list, “Courageous Cultures” by Karin Hurt and David Dye. This book already has us deep in conversation about both the power that comes from and the struggle to exhibit courageous authenticity. “Courageous Cultures” is a book that promises to be a roadmap for workplace leaders to create a courageous culture, one in which people feel empowered and innovation can grow. Join us for this next incredible read on The HRart of It Podcast! Find the show notes at www.hrartcenter.com.
48 minutes | May 3, 2021
Book Club Week Four: The Infinite Game
Tune in as our 4 Book Club members discuss their biggest takeaways from the last pages of Simon Sinek’s groundbreaking book, The Infinite Game. We continue to weigh the infinite game’s incredible rewards against the consequences that will ultimately arise, even bringing in specific examples from different perspectives. Tune in and determine if you also have the courage to play the infinite game. Find the show notes at www.hrartcenter.com.
44 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
Book Club Week Three: The Infinite Game
The Book Club on The HRart of It Podcast continues by discussing the next 70 pages of Simon Sinek’s book “The Infinite Game”. Our conversation explores new topics including physical versus mental health needs at work during a pandemic, becoming a change agent, and worthy rivals. All this and more in this next episode of The HRart of It Podcast. Find the show notes at www.hrartcenter.com.
10 minutes | Apr 18, 2021
HRart is an HR Revolution
Big announcement! Today we officially announce the relaunch of Leadership Arts Associates as The HRart Center. We pronounce HRart as “heart”. This center is a restorative and growth community for HR Practitioners, where we are driven to create clarity so that HR practitioners are empowered. This evolutionary change to our business was inevitable since day one and I’d like to take this opportunity to share that story with you now. Find the Show Notes on our website at www.hrartcenter.com.
44 minutes | Apr 11, 2021
Book Club Week Two: The Infinite Game
This week on the HRart of It podcast, the Book Club reflects on the next 70 pages of “The Infinite Game” by Simon Sinek. The group opens up about the inspiring revelations hidden within these chapters, as well as the skepticism that might follow. Imagining this revolution reveals the challenges sure to arise and the level of bravery that we all need to exhibit in order to play the infinite game. Find the show notes at www.hrartcenter.com.
53 minutes | Apr 4, 2021
Book Club Week One: The Infinite Game
Welcome to our first Book Club episode of the second season on The HRart of It podcast! We are so excited to introduce you to our 4 Book Club members who will walk us through their experience as they read 4 incredible books - 10 pages a day, 70 pages a week. Join us as we unpack the first 70 pages of The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek. Are you playing in the finite game or the infinite game?
59 minutes | Mar 28, 2021
Safety at Home and Work with Sabrina Osso
Sabrina Osso, Founder and CEO of OSSO SAFE, joins us on the podcast this week to discuss the inseparable connections between workplace violence and home violence. Following the recent violent workplace events in both Georgia and Colorado, this is a lesson we all need right now. “If we want to make public spaces safe, including the workplace… we must make home safe first.” Our workplaces can harbor both victims and abusers, so as workplace leaders, how can we do the all-important job of truly supporting our employees? Though our culture may encourage us to turn a blind eye to uncomfortable situations, Osso explains why that’s just not an option and how we can move forward in addressing those concerns. Listen now to learn more. TRIGGER WARNING: This episode contains talk of violence and abuse.
32 minutes | Mar 21, 2021
The Power of the HR Intuitive
In this episode, Samm describes the power of having engaged employees in the workplace, and the pivotal role HR intuitives and healers have in making that a reality. “We’re dealing with this human element that we know is this game-changing aspect of business, but how do you navigate something that is such a great mystery?” She walks us through what it might look like to use your intuitive skill set in the workplace as well as describe the ripple effect that will have on the people you support. Listen and learn more about using your gifts as an HR intuitive! Get the book: The HR Intuitive: 33 Lessons to Awaken Your Inner Guide - The HRart Center Access Show Notes
39 minutes | Mar 14, 2021
Spiritual Intelligence (SQ) with Amy Lynn Durham
At the core of its definition, Spiritual Intelligence is maintaining inner and outer peace regardless of the situation. In this episode, Amy Lynn Durham recognizes this is a tall order but a goal still worthy of pursuit. It is in this space that we are able to truly develop into the leader that our people need right now. As a leader, when we are able to tap into SQ, we have the capacity to access a higher level of wisdom found only within ourselves. Listen and learn how this higher level of wisdom is the key to creating stronger teams. Access Show Notes
44 minutes | Mar 7, 2021
Checking Your Organization's Dude Privilege with Jeff Harry
In 2020, female unemployment reached double digits for the first time since 1948, when the Bureau of Labor Statistics started tracking women's joblessness (Source). This is simply one statistic that highlights the continue inequity experienced by women. In this episode, Jeff Harry shares how our working world has come to rely on masculine leadership traits that are simply not healthy in excess. We are in desperate need for balance from both realms of masculine and feminine leadership. To obtain this balance, we must talk about what we have come to celebrate when it comes to leadership and ego. Access Show Notes
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