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Podcast | May 31, 2022

In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Michael Palmer about his experience helping organizations with instruction programs to help teams of all kinds build the cultures they need to excel.  He shares a thoughtful definition of ‘culture’ and why it’s important to sustain healthy teams.  Later, Michael shares some tips to develop better communication practices at work.  We then discuss the importance of ‘purpose’ at work.   Listen in for Michael’s interesting thoughts on the criteria all high-performing teams meet.

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Video and transcript from Jessica Soukup's talk at Control the Room 2022

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Facilitation | May 25, 2022

Beat low morale and low team morale by creating a culture of positive morale-boosting practices.

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Podcast | May 24, 2022

In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Emily Elrod about her experience helping organizations of people work better together, stress, and self-care at work. She shares some thoughts on why organizations should prioritize like-hearted over like-minded teams. Later, Emily explores topics like positive deviance, how to leverage dopamine, and progress over perfection. We then discuss what it takes to keep calm at work and emotional regulation. Listen in for more interesting thoughts on ways people, places, and things go from stressed to strategic.

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Design Thinking | May 21, 2022

How has design thinking been applied to different industries, challenges, and business sectors? Here are eight examples of how it has impacted real companies and teams.

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Hybrid | May 18, 2022

The best tips for virtual communication and collaboration will help remote and hybrid companies learn how to keep remote teams connected.

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Podcast | May 17, 2022

In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Leah Fleischner about her experience in working with startups, coaching executives, and leading enterprise change initiatives.  She shares some thoughts on the needs and motivations of todays worker that’s driving the ‘Great Resignation’.  Later, Leah explores topics like mental health while working remote, why words matter, and the masculine-feminime expressions of leadership.  We then discuss what it takes to be a great coach.   Listen in for more interesting thoughts on moving forward with grace.

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Video and transcript from Ai Voung and Samuel Dias Fernandez's talk at Control the Room 2022

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