Episode 10 – Conscious Motivation

With our long to-do lists, it can be easy to just mechanically go through our days, working, going through the motions, but how fulfilling is that? What if, instead, we were conscious, intentional, and present about our day and what we do in it? In this episode, Dawn Shuler shares strategies for staying consciously motivated.
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Episode 9 – Zone of Genius

In his book, The Big Leap, Gay Hendricks postulates that if we work as much in our Zone of Genius, we are more likely to thrive.  In this episode, Dawn Shuler talks about the four zones (Zone of Incompetence, Zone of Competence, Zone of Excellence, and Zone of Genius), and how to reduce your tasks and activities in first three zones and amp up your activities in your Zone of Genius.
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7 Creator Personality Types and what this means for your team

When you have a team, your job as the leader is to inspire them and help them move toward a common goal, whether that’s reaching an organization’s objectives, completing a project, or working together more efficiently. One challenge of leading and managing a team is that team is made up of individuals, with unique personalities, value systems, distinctive ways of processing the world, preferred way of communicating, and even how they like to create and do things. In my work with individuals, teams, departments, staffs, and the like, I’ve identified seven different Creator Personality Types.  Someone can have one of
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Episode 8 – Absolute Integrity

At The Shuler Group, one of our core values is Absolute Integrity.  The basic way to think of integrity is to do what you say you’re going to do when you say you’re going to do it.  Sometimes, though, the challenge to be in integrity comes up in different ways.  Absolute Integrity means standing your ground even when it would be easier and more comfortable to cave.
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Episode 7 -Ideal Team Player

This episode is essentially a review of the book, The Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni.  In this book, Patrick delves into the three qualities or virtues an ideal team player should have: humble, hungry, and smart.  The beauty of Patrick’s system is that it’s simple, but it might be a bit too simple. In the podcast, Dawn dives deeply into those three virtues and expands upon them, as well as what they actually mean to a fully functioning, positive, and thriving team.
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Episode 6 – Focus

In this day and age of input and immediate access to anything, it can be awfully hard to focus. What’s the cost of not focusing? Is multi-tasking a myth? What does focusing look like for individuals as well as teams?
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Episode 4 – Forward Motion

Your job as a leader, manager, or a just a downright good human being is to keep things moving forward. Too often, we focus on who to blame and why a problem or challenge exists. Sometimes, it IS important to know why you have a problem, but you need to quickly move from that to solving the problem and keep the train rolling down the track.
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