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Self-Improvement

Ted Neitzke brings you the “The Smart Thinking Podcast” Smart Thinking is for anyone and everyone who has a stake in the future of a child. The goal is to increase reflection, empathy, as well as personal and professional development. The podcast will be posted every Monday with reflective exercises and every other Thursday with guests.

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This episode explains the FRANC principle. It will help you grow as a leader and serves as a great reminder to us all -- how to lead every day. 

Forgive

Reinforce

Acknowledge

Notice

Closure

  • What do you need to do to be FRANC every day?
  • Describe what you need to do different today to apply one of the FRANC principles.
  • List those in your life that have been FRANC with you.

 

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Listen as we explore how we "get to" create the conditions of hope and optimism using tools in our organizations.

  • List your value propositions.
  • Describe your process for propagating the “get to’s” in your organization that will steer mindset.
  • List your behaviors so that you can be the fortune teller for your organization.

 

 

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This episode is a reflection on what you are doing to stay sharp personally and professionally. Too often we fail to recognize that we are not at the top of our game.

  • Describe how you can sharpen yourself before you get dull.
  • List the people in your life that you could ask to keep you sharp.
  • Go into your calendar and block off the time to create your day to catch up, sharpen up, and proactively prepare.

 

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Lessons from the Rockies: wave to others, laugh at yourself, and lead from the back of the herd.

  • Are you humble in your leadership and taking the time to acknowledge the important role of everyone around you?
  • Do the conditions in your organization exist so that you can laugh at yourself?
  • Describe how empathy can support your ability to move with and behind the nerd when necessary.

 

@smartthinksix

@tneitzke

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Fuel your ability to empathize with children who face adversity. Join me for a great conversation with Liz Murray. Liz is the author of Homeless to Harvard and an inspirational speaker who has been featured on Oprah and now – The Smart Thinking Podcast. She fired me up and this conversation will do the same for you!

 

@Liz_Murray

@smartthinksix

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Take a listen to this great interview with educational neuroscientist, author and Professor -- Jared Horvath. Get his book: Stop Talking, Start Influencing: 12 insights from brain science to make your message stick. This is a text that should be read by everyone in the teaching and presenting profession! 

@JCHorvath

@smartthinksix

@tneitzke

 

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Join me for a great conversation with author and social entrepreneur- Deanna Singh. Get her book Purposeful Hustle and fuel your inner servant leader!

 

What will you do today to support your passion and others?

Twitter:

@smartthinksix

@tneitzke

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Approach your leadership in a new way. Take a listen as we explore tools to help you get to see your team in a new way.

 

  • Describe your approach to getting your team to look at themselves in new ways.
  • List the songs of the mix tape of your career.
  • Can you take 20 minutes to launch a Spotify account and get your team singing, laughing, crying, and dancing together?

 

Spotify: Buffalo4u Mix Tape

Twitter: @smartthinksix

 

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Take a listen as we explore how to speed up your colleagues and yourself by focusing on engagement. Too often cultures get in the way of organizational success and we need to focus on the skills to increase opportunities for people to find success and be engaged.

 

Twitter:

@smartthinksix

@tneitzke

 

 

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This episode explores the need for us as leaders to create opportunities for us to grow and learn as a colony. All in an effort to stay relevant. Take a listen as I share lessons from the Cliff Swallow. 

  • Describe how you provide the leadership to bring people together to learn and grow.
  • List how you can utilize social media platforms to share your newest knowledge and spark others.
  • Identify two people that you could have as informal mentors – one younger and one older.
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