Unlocked is a show all about opening possibilities so that, when you are hit with the unexpected, you have options from which to choose.
Thursday, March 30
Keeping Good Company
Choosing the people we surround ourselves with is important. Do we always know how to choose them? Do we know how to deal with them when things are not right? Whether it's a team mate or a business partner, these questions are essential.
David Maurer, retired Army lieutenant colonel, a Project Management Professional, trainer, and author, is a former Adjutant General for the United States Military Academy at West Point and has served as Executive Vice President and Director for several companies.
Today, he is the author of numerous books including Watering Rocks: How to fail and succeed as a leader.
On The Conscious Business Network on e360tv
March 23 — Thursday at noon & 8pm Eastern on e360tv and Live on my YouTube channel.
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Catch up! With Replays
Success & Being Curious about Yourself
Dr. Kamin Samuel
Why creating an action plan and taking charge of your life, starting with building wealth.
How a career can evolve across the many lives we live.
Curiosity is the difference between stasis and innovation -- between death and thriving.
Listed on Forbes 30 under 30, Tuan Ho talks about his lessons and what each of us needs to succeed in our dreams.
Creating Long Term Relationships
Why building relationships that last brings us more than we expect - in business as well as in our personal lives.
Laurie Delk Rabecki
How to maintain a positive relationship between your company and your customers.
Happy endings start with choosing to recognize ourselves as the authors of our lives.
Dr. Anne DePrince
Explores violence against women, its impact on humanity, and strategies for changing things.
When she lost everything, Diane Forster talks about how she discovered each day is a gift and the only gift she really needed.
The extraordinary journey of Najat, CEO and multiple international award winner, from success to success.
How leaders draw on vision and conversation to create more than one plus one. Be sure to check out his list of references on the YouTube notes of the show.
When Teens Are Part of the Picture
Laurel Sim & Nita Gupta
Experience and techniques for helping the teens in your life see themselves more clearly and discover their value.
Find out what it means to create a 'peace room' in your home.
Greg Hammer, MD
Ways to address burnout and build a happier existence for you and those around you.
Businesses have values and ethics whether they are stated or not. This is the story of how a company became explicit about ethics and values and how that translates into day to day operations.
Negotiation: Power or Persuasion or...
Borke shares expertise on how to prepare for negotiating in any situation.
Why do we love mysteries so much? Kathy offers strategies on how to compete in the very tough bookseller industry.
Clowning is so much more than funny — it's joy. Angie takes you into that joy and the discoveries found there.
We've just introduced time stamping on the Youtube file to make it easier to watch. Enjoy!
Discover things you never thought about branding and you! From a Master!
Ann's latest offering: Brand Like a CEO is here
Ed Hoffman & Larry Prusak
An amazing blend of stories and wisdom all from their years of experience in NASA. About culture, collaboration, learning and more
Lessons from a World Class cyclist and how she mentors would-be champions while still competing herself. Be inspired.
A Dangerous Idea to a Life of Impact
When your objective is to facilitate peace in the world, you will try even dangerous ideas.
For more about Guy's work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suUq1C35qgo
For more about Guy's book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmKulPCKcbM
Carol Ann Wentworth
What it means to be the CRO of your own career with a vision and strategy.
Insights and techniques for helping teenagers deal with the pressures of the teen years and become more resilient.
Tune into Your Intuitive Superpowers
Strategies & techniques to tap into the knowledge and guidance available to us all. Free gift from Lisa: https://enlightenedlifeacademy.com/5-easy-steps-meditation-free/
Meaning is important to all of us when we think about it. Discover the role of listening in finding meaning.
What does embodiment mean when it comes to helping us be our aspirations?
Akufuna (Funa) Ngonda
Find out what it means to create a ‘peace room’ in your home and the impact it has on your family and relationships.
Exploring how the constraints of form can actually provide the freedom to achieve remarkable things.
Coming soon: Handout from the session
Starting up a business and growing to success during a pandemic
Real connection in the Virtual Realm
Amy Lenzo & Firehawk
If you want participants to feel engaged and a full part of the virtual group, Lenzo says, "Choose how you hold each other." How? Watch this episode.
The link to their evergreen courses is here.
Clear and specific strategies for building an effective profile on LinkedIn using a real example.
Humor and Play in the Workplace
David Fessell & Ed Hoffman
Humor is a sign of hope. Humor is part of creating an environment where trust can build and innovation can occur. Advice to leaders — when things get a bit too serious, give permission to laugh by laughing yourself.
Creativity as a Path to Success
When a talk begins with "listening is witnessing the other person," you have to stop and think. Creativity happens when we feel we exist to ourselves — and to others. And that's just the beginning.
10 Principles for Navigating the Next Normal
"Pop-up belonging." "Roomies & Zoomies." And that's just the start of an exploration of how we really can think about making the next normal work for us.
References for those who want even more:
• Dr Stuart Brown quote: "The opposite of play is not work - the opposite of play is depression.” Is from his book Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, Invigorates the Soul:
• “Why humans totally freak out when they get lost” https://www.wired.com/story/why-humans-totally-freak-out-when-they-get-lost/
• “Why are we all working so hard?” https://www.ft.com/content/e9835846-d88c-4947-a5ee-33a378ff9f65
Video shown in the episode: The Next Normal
Diversity & Inclusion from South Africa
Tanya Cruz Teller
It's all about equity and belonging. Each of us must nurture what enables us to bring our best ideas. It's captured in the name of her company – Spaciousness Works.
From Frustrated Serial Quitter to Confident Leader
You can always begin again with health, good food and fitness. Listen for strategies along with the reasons to commit. (See her free offer on meal-planning.)
Can organizations or individuals really form their futures? Find out that they are the only ones who can. Check my blogs for the promised poem.
How Art Makes the Difference
Laura Baron & Chris Brown
Award wining artists discuss the challenges and strategies of pursuing a career in the arts.
Traci Fenton joins Madelyn
Explore what can bring freedom into the workplace and the amazing bottom-line benefits.
Mark Samuel joins Madelyn
What a team looks like when working well, troubleshooting common issues that crop up to disrupt the team dynamic, and more!
Bruce Waltuck joins Madelyn
Waltuck talks about complexity so that anyone can understand. Then he presents ways in which we can deal with it in this world. Very practical!
Hows and Whys of International Assignments
Paul Corney joins Madelyn
What it means to work internationally from prep to dealing with language and culture differences to getting paid. Corney gives you the ’skinny’ from his work in over 23 countries.
Mary Alice Arthur joins Madelyn
If we are to mine the gold of our own selves, we must ask the bigger question. Mary Alice talks about what this means and how we can do it for ourselves.
Laurel Sims joins Madelyn
Laurel Sim discusses the overwhelming career opportunities for women in project management and also defines what is means to be a stepping stone.
Matthew Kohut joins Madelyn
Matt talks about the two characteristics that help to convey your ideas – capability and connection. Listen to find out how he brings those to life so that you can turn your oration to conversation and much more.
How Students of Today Have Changed
Joel Ruffin and Ed Hoffman join Madelyn
Joel and Ed explore the current changes of the spaces where we learn. Contrasting this with what learning is really about, they offer insights to deal with those changes.
Lily Liu joins Madelyn
Lily is a family caregiver herself, leaving her work in communications to care for her mother. She tells the story and adds many facts, insights and strategies for empowering family caregivers to any age.
Courage in the Face of Challenge
Karen Thomas joins Madelyn & Ed Hoffman
Author of Naturally Recovering Autism, Karen talks about the four phases of addressing the underlying factors that affect autism.
Scott Young joins Madelyn & Ed Hoffman
With the topic or goal of your choice, Scott presents principles that can direct you to gain knowledge quickly and to putting that knowledge to use.
Tai Campbell joins Madelyn & Ed Hoffman
Tai is a community activist who was influenced at a young age by his father. He builds on this to teach young people how to have the skills and mindset to succeed in today’s urban environment.
David Drake joins Madelyn
David Drake, creator of Narrative Coaching, speaks about the challenges of dealing in a time when the future lacks the sense of positive hope that inspired people to overcome adversity and how we can attain that today for ourselves.
Lincoln Greenidge joins Madelyn
Lincoln Greenidge, CFO of Pasofino Gold Limited, addresses the importance of having a clear purpose for yourself or your company. He says that purpose is not to be seen as a goal. Instead it is about striving to be what achieves the impact of the purpose in the world.
Overcoming Domestic Violence through Daring to Dream
LaFarris Risby joins Madelyn
LaFarris Risby owns several companies but never ceases to take time to help those who suffer from domestic violence find strategies that lead to freedom.
Greg Hammer, MD joins Madelyn
Dr. Hammer is Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine and author of the book, Gain Without Pain: The Happiness Handbook for health Care Professionals. His focus is on the intentions we bring to our day and offers solid and practical steps to achieve greater happiness.
Tim Powell joins Madelyn
Tim Powell, author of The Value of Knowledge, is a Senior Fellow at The Conference Board. He talks on how a clear company purpose is essential to thriving and predicts that CEOs will become Chief Purpose Officers.
Keeping a Business Running During the Pandemic
Karen Romano and Ray Wells joins Madelyn
Partners in business and life, Karen and Ray talk about how they kept the family business going throughout the early years of the pandemic. Harnessing Karen’s marketing skills from her day job with Ray’s years of growing up in the business with his father, their story is inspiring and filled with great strategies.
Creativity, Sister to Resilience
Michelle James joins Madelyn
Michelle James has been working in creativity for over two decades. She talks about the power of finding ways to enhance your creativity and how it relates very much to resilience through the power of curiosity.
From the Eyes of the Storyteller
Pernille Stockfleth joins Madelyn
Pernille Stockfleth joined Madelyn from Denmark to talk about her life as a professional storyteller. Not one that just speaks from the stage but one that works with people to help them integrate the lessons from the stories into their lives. Full of fun and sage advice.
Bringing a Company through COVID
Shawn Callahan joins Madelyn
Shawn Callahan is the founder of Anecdote in Melbourne, Australia. Shawn tells a great story, and this story of the first two years of the pandemic are riveting. He explains how he and the entire staff of Anecdote worked to keep things going, and going well.
Think Wellness; Build Resilience
Chris O’Rourke joins Madelyn
Chris O’Rourke heads up the COO Forums in NYC and Washington DC, and his attention is always on how to bring real health to organizations. He talks about the seven wellness principles and connects them to resilience.
David Fessell, MD joins Madelyn
Dr. Fessell is an expert in humor as well as his professions. He talks about the importance of understanding the benefits of humor in the workplace, at home, and in the world. It’s part of any prescription for health. He shares ways in which anyone can use humor.