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  • 01:00

    Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast!

    in Business

    One of my favorite quotes from Peter Drucker is "culture eats strategy for breakfast every time"! Most people think the key to their businesses success is their strategy. The fact is the key to the success of any organization is the culture. There is a sequence that makes the difference in creating long pasting success and it starts with what I call championship psychology. Championship psychology represents culture. It is the first blade on your productivity windmill. How you manage these drivers as an individual or as a group will determine your success with creating winning strategies and sustainable result. It is my experience that culture can be broken down into 4 components that apply to you and your team. To understand more about my perspective pick up a copy of my book the productivity zone. Today we are going to learn the following



    Why organizational culture is a strategic and financial issue, not an HR topic.
    How culture develops and what you can do to take more control.
    Why behavior matters more than values.


    David Friedman is the founder and CEO of High Performing Culture, and the author of the book, Fundamentally Different.  David’s company helps organizations to create, drive, and maintain high performing cultures.  Prior to founding his consulting company, David spent more than 25 years as the CEO of RSI, and award-winning employee benefits consulting company in the Philadelphia area, known for its extraordinary culture.  In the past 3 years, David has led more than 150 workshops, taught more than 1800 CEOs, and worked personally with scores of organizations around the country.  

  • 01:00

    Organization is both mental and physical

    in Business

    Organization isn’t just blocking out the clutter in your workspace but also blocking out the clutter in your mental state.  All too often we are quick to grab a tool, filing system or look for some quick fix. We don’t take enough thinking time to organize our thoughts and gain clarity around what drives us mentally so we can set up our environment to support that.


    Todays takeaways will be 5 steps of organizing any space.


    Todays Guest: Jewels Muller


    Jewels has spent over a decade as an Entrepreneur.   She launched Peace of Mind Organizing Firm in 2004 where she worked with clients organizing and creating systems for productivity in their homes and offices.  In 2006 she added coaching services to Peace of Mind through an amazing program by Laura Berman Fortgang called, Now What? 90 Days to a New Life Direction. Jewels is the founder of Chicks Connect which is a Global Membership for women where they connect, get into action, and hold one another accountable for professional and personal growth and development all built on a foundation of love, fun, friendship, service and support.


     

  • 01:01

    Productive Weightloss

    in Business

    Physiology plays an important role in our productivity. It is one of the 10 Core Drivers that supports our Championship Psychology. Many people take better care of our cars than they do their bodies. Our bodies have to last us our lifetime and provide us the mobility and based on how we take care of it will effect the brain-power we need to accomplish what we desire in life. It is as simple as that but at the same time it isn’t easy. Our lives are fast paced and often the easy way isn’t the best way to take care of our bodies. It requires our time and attention like anything we need to care for. Let's look at ways to support your body and mind to getting and staying lean, the best physical presence for our overall productivity.


    On today's show you will learn:


    1.  How to lose weight in a way that makes sense on a mind, body and spirit level.


    2.  The importance of keeping a positive mindset


    3.  How to use Positive Reinforcement


    Todays Guest: Shannon Avana and Margaret Schlesinger


    Shannon Avana is an entrepreneur, author, and compassionate problem solver. Shannon earned a double major in business and economics with honors and a CPCC coaching certification.  She provides business coaching, specializing in anxiety and depression. As a writer, Shannon delivers the leading edge in weight loss in an understandable and enjoyable way. 


    Margaret Schlesinger is a renowned transformational, holistic teacher, and coach. Margaret has twenty-five years of experience coaching clients in lifestyle change, healthy weight loss, and managing the challenges of ADHD. Margaret is a keynote speaker on the topics of weight loss and leadership who provides audiences with both intellectual and visceral understanding. 


     

  • 00:58

    Leverage Creates Results!

    in Business

    Productivity is where efficient and effective meet. Winning Strategies build upon a Championship Psychology to create leverage. Leverage is the multiplier effect. It is where we achieve dramatic growth. Leverage is what allows you to achieve more than your working hours allow. It is working smarter. Clearly leverage is different for an entrepreneur in a service business in comparison to an employee or professional in a large organization. Would you like to know how? On this show we will talk about how to create that leverage to take your business to new heights of success. We will talk about the approach, the sequence of events necessary to make this happen as well as the basic questions that open up the pathways for dramatic success and satisfaction.


    Our Guest: David Gruder


    What do you get when you combine a musician, journalist, administrator, professor, and psychologist, with an entrepreneur, leader and business consultant? You get Dr. David Gruder, the nine-award-winning clinical & organizational development psychologist, author, speaker, trainer and advisor, who founded Integrity Culture Systems and is known as "America's Integrity Expert.” A Business Success Psychologist who is Co-Head of Faculty with CEO Space International, Dr. Gruder specializes in leader peak performance and culture architecture, as well as helping philanthropists select & develop their legacy projects by doing what successful entrepreneurs do to succeed. His mission is to make happiness sustainable, collaboration successful, integrity profitable, and cultures healthy. He does this by bringing the wisdom of psychology to business, the wisdom of entrepreneurship to experts, and the wisdom of both (psychology and entrepreneurship) to education, governance and social change. 

  • 01:00

    Retirement: Planning for your future

    in Business

    You work hard in your business. You wear so many hats to keep things going, to keep customers happy, employees on target and engaged and manage all the back end .. not to mention your family and personal needs. Often entrepreneurs find themselves so deep IN their business that they don’t have time to work ON their business. You need to be able to see over the wall to the next level and target the next level. Part of that strategic thinking is around financial planning, maximizing tax situations for today and planning for your future. It is important to stop and take this long term view for a few moments to make some important choices today.


     


    What you will learn:



    What is financial planning, really?
    What are the biggest mistakes business owners make in retirement options
    How can planning for retirement can reduce current taxes


    Todays Guest:


    Sameer S. Somal is the Chief Financial Officer at Blue Ocean Global Wealth and Blue Ocean Global Technology. Prior to co-founding Blue Ocean Global Wealth, he was a Senior Investment Analyst at The Bank of Nova Scotia and a Financial Advisor and Intermediary at Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch & Co. Sameer serves on the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia/Tri-State Financial Planning Association (FPA), is senior financial services leader on industry roundtable discussions, and is an active volunteer at CFA Institute. He is also a Board Advisor and Managing Director of Institutional Education at the iPlan Education Institute in New Delhi, India. A member of the Speakers’ Series at the Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business, Sameer is a frequent guest lecturer on succession planning, business retirement, diversity, financial planning, entrepreneurship, and leadership. 


     

  • 02:14

    My Take Radio-Episode 299

    in Entertainment

    One more before MTR #300! Get your serving of MMA and wrestling courtesy of MTR. 

  • 00:58

    Laughter is the best Medicine

    in Business

    Would we be nore productive if we laughed more? I dare say we would. Happiness psychology tells us we cannot be sad when we are smiling. Smiling creates a chemical reaction that makes us feel good. When we feel good, we access the best part of ourselves. 


    Todays Guest: Theresa Hummel-Krallinger


    Theresa Hummel-Krallinger, known for her humorous and interactive presentations, is a seasoned corporate trainer, motivational speaker, and professional stand-up comedian. Past-President of Greater Philadelphia ASTD and Blue Bell Toastmasters, she currently serves on the non-credit faculty at Temple University, teaching courses in business communications and leadership. Her passion is to help leaders in organizations create places where people want to work – and to share best practices for doing that with all training and organizational development professionals.

  • 01:27

    My Take Radio-Episode 298

    in Entertainment

    The MMA & Wrestling edtion of MTR heads your way as the march to MTR #300 continues

  • 00:59

    3 ways to avoid self sabotage

    in Business

    We all have the same amount of time. Why is it that some people seems to effortlessly successful while others cant get out of their own way? What sets the champions from the rest of the pack. Yes it is the skills they built over the years and the hard work and determination but what is behind those choices and what keeps them from choking in the high pressure game environment.


    The secret is in the championship psychology separating those that create their success and those who keep themselves from their success.


    Todays Guest:


    Connie Kvilhaug, also known as Connie K, the MindSet Mentor  is a Certified Hypnotist and Certified Instructor in the hypnosis field, as well as a Master Practitioner in the field of Neuro-Linguistic Communications.  She develops customized programs for clients who want to increase their vitality and energy, release weight, manage stress, eliminate smoking and tobacco habits and alleviate fears. She specializes in helping people change their mindset to heal the hurts of their hearts, whether from childhood issues, relationship issues or self-worth issues.  


    As a national speaker and trainer, Connie presents keynotes and training to business people, government groups and organizations who seek innovative and unconventional ways to implement and improve their organizational health and wellness programs, expand interpersonal communication skills amongst employees and teams, acquire useful tools that increase productivity, improve morale and positively impact health, well-being and even the bottom line.  

  • 01:35

    My Take Radio-Episode 298

    in Entertainment

    The march to 300 continues with gaming and entertainment on deck.


     

  • 01:00

    MILLENNIALS AND THE EVOLUTION OF LEADERSHIP

    in Business

    Leadership today is more challenging than ever for many reasons including the fact that we have 4 generational groups in the workplace today for the first time. Could that have something to do with the abysmal figures from Gallup that more than 70% of employees are disengaged? Gen Y seem to pose a specific challenge for leaders. They are different from other generations but they have also been misconstrued in many ways. Today we want to shed a light on how to create harmony in the workplace and give engagement back to the workforce by understanding these different generations and look todays leadership skills required.


    Todays Guest: Buddy Hobart


    Buddy Hobart founded Solutions 21 in 1994. Today, the firm is a global enterprise that provides services in four primary practice areas:  Leadership Development, Strategic Planning, Employee Life Cycle and Management Skills. 


    Buddy has appeared on television, radio and in print, sharing his expertise with The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, American Entrepreneur, and even Sporting News! He is a frequent and returning speaker at industry events and leadership forums around the world.


    He has hosted his own radio show on where he explored the factors and trends that have an impact on today’s business.


    He has written five books, including Gen Y Now:  Millennials and the Evolution of Leadership.


     

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