Episode 32: Leader, Know Thyself

Episode 32: Leader, Know Thyself

Stop it with the perfection, already! Josh and Megan discuss that it's an advantage to not be perfect, and that leaders should understand what their ACTUAL weaknesses are. Plus, we know you've always wanted to know more about isomorphism, so grab a beverage and learn about how that connects to McDonald's. We have a business idea that will make you want to age (once it becomes a reality), and we're perfecting the segue... not the kind you ride. Additional Info: Leader, Know Thyself https://hbr.org/2018/02/most-leaders-know-their-strengths-but-are-oblivious-to-their-weaknesses?referral=03759&cm_vc=rr_item_page.bottom McDonalds and isomorphism http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2018/mar/25/motley-fool-mcdonalds-still-cooking/
Episode 29: People or Positions

Episode 29: People or Positions

Voiceover guy tries really hard to be versatile with language. It doesn't go well. We love to share stories about our client successes, but it's sad for us to end projects sometimes. We share about a project coming to a close. Josh is super disappointed to learn that there is no BEST person for a job and we discuss the long debated concept of developing people or positions.
Episode 28: Review Your Employer

Episode 28: Review Your Employer

Voiceover guy tries to sign us off in a different way... and at the beginning. Josh and Megan discuss how reviewing workplaces can work to everyone's advantage, and how that's changing the nature of workplace culture. We reflect on a workshop that we did for the National Speakers Association, and talk about how to be perfect... or not. Megan talks about the structure behind organizational culture because it is, in fact, a structure.
Episode 24: Soft Skills

Episode 24: Soft Skills

Generations are often a topic of discussion, but this time Josh and Megan discuss the naming of the past and next ones. Josh shares a dumpster fire list of business ideas that came after a random Google search. Megan encourages companies to be a benefit to their society and we talk about how soft skills make the difference in employment. We answer a listener letter about the difference between coaching and consulting.
Episode 23: Employee Engagement

Episode 23: Employee Engagement

After clarifying the Voiceover Guy is not actually movies, Josh and Megan get ready to volunteer their time driving food around and talk about game-changing research that's still relevant today. It's no surprise to them that businesses are losing money on employee engagement, and both consider quitting all of their jobs to work at Patagonia. Additional Information: Algorithm to feed people https://www.fastcompany.com/40517038/doordash-is-now-using-its-algorithm-to-deliver-extra-food-from-restaurants-to-food-banks Millions of dollars are lost on employee engagement https://hbr.org/2017/03/why-the-millions-we-spend-on-employee-engagement-buy-us-so-little?utm_campaign=hbr&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social https://www.tlnt.com/weekly-wrap-720-million-spent-on-engagement-and-this-is-all-we-get/ Patagonia Mom Policy https://work.qz.com/806516/the-secret-to-patagonias-success-keeping-moms-and-onsite-child-care-and-paid-parental-leave/
Episode 21: Values and Valentines

Episode 21: Values and Valentines

If for no other reason, listen to this episode for the greatest job interview story. Ever. And it's Valentine's themed in the best ways. Megan talks about how words matter and demonstrate your culture, and that aligning your values with retention efforts helps keep people in your organization. We unpack storytelling with theory and play Name That Bias!! Additional Info: Words show your values https://textio.ai/1000-different-people-the-same-words-6149b5a1f351 Align employee retention with organizational goals https://www.universitybusiness.com/article/align-employee-retention-college-goals Storytelling https://mumbrella.com.au/you-are-not-a-storyteller-youre-pitching-a-toothpaste-commercial-488316 https://lifehacker.com/5965703/the-science-of-storytelling-why-telling-a-story-is-the-most-powerful-way-to-activate-our-brains
Episode 18: Wesley Sam-Bruce

Episode 18: Wesley Sam-Bruce

Interview Wes Sam-Bruce is a multi-disciplinary, multi-generational artist who is masterful at creating worlds and bringing everyone together in a way that exemplifies the most pure blend of talent, practiced skill and business savvy. Josh interviews him about his work and how that demonstrates our universal truth about responding to social forces.
Episode 16: Predictions

Episode 16: Predictions

Josh and Megan are excited about their article in Speaker Magazine, discuss some "controversial" topics like replacing bosses with AI and how happiness doesn't matter. Josh shares why millennials aren't smiling, and we make some predictions about trends for the new year. Happy 2018! Additional Info: Speaker Magazine Article NSA Speaker Magazine Article AI Bosses https://qz.com/1130095/your-boss-might-be-better-as-an-algorithm/ Happiness at work doesn't matter https://betterhumans.coach.me/is-happiness-at-work-a-good-thing-eaf3fcebcd11 https://hbr.org/2015/07/the-research-weve-ignored-about-happiness-at-work Millennials aren't smiling https://www.forbes.com/sites/dianahembree/2017/03/28/why-some-millennials-arent-smiling-bad-teeth-hinder-28-in-job-search/#ac0b9ae59c6a
Episode 13: Tiny Houses?

Episode 13: Tiny Houses?

Got parking spaces lying around? Build a house! After they tell you about that, listen to Josh and Megan talk about education from several different angles that you wouldn't exactly expect from educators. Also, we have another fantastic academic article for you. Be excited, people! Additional Info: Tiny houses are a great way to address housing issues. https://www.fastcompany.com/40482921/this-three-story-tiny-house-fits-in-the-footprint-of-a-parking-space?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fast%20Company%20Daily&position=2&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=10232017 Bill Gates is in the education business, and Mark Zuckerberg is teaching him. http://www.businessinsider.com/bill-gates-1-billion-public-schools-2017-10 Demanding a Bachelor's degree is dumb. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-25/demanding-a-bachelor-s-degree-for-a-middle-skill-job-is-just-plain-dumb    
Episode 12: Live!

Episode 12: Live!

Josh and Megan are actual winners. PLUS, camping and community helps change the world, Megan (yes, Megan) talks about sportsball, and Josh gets everyone excited about farming. Additional Info: Glamping is the answer to creating community. https://www.fastcompany.com/40484369/hipcamp-the-airbnb-of-camping-is-changing-flyover-country-into-a-big-welcome-mat?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fast%20Company%20Daily&position=5&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=10242017 Think like a quarterback to create culture. https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/294859# Farming is the future! http://www.businessinsider.com/best-jobs-future-growth