Episode 18: The Kid Doctor- a conversation with a Dan Hagerman

November 22nd, 2017

This episode is a conversation with Dr. Dan Hagerman. We learn about his education and how he formed his thinking around many of the issues facing parents and children today. We discuss everything from peanut allergies to autism, ADHD to picky eaters as well as why he believes things are a little bit the same and different for today’s children and parents.

 

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Episode 17: Thanksgiving: Giving your gift — a gift

November 19th, 2017

How do we take the tradition of Thanksgiving and shift it a little to increase the true nature of giving thanks? Join me for a discussion on how to make sure that those around you recognize what it is they’ve done for you.

 

  • Reflect on who you will be around this thanksgiving. What have each of them taught you?
  • Once you identify the learning from those in the room—how can you quickly articulate the gift they’ve given you?
  • Can you make this year different for yourself and others by bringing to light how thankful you are for the gift they’ve given you?

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Episode 16: Thinking about thinking

November 12th, 2017

This episode explores thinking and more specifically – divergent thinking. When did all the creativity and ability for adults to come up with bold new ideas slow down or even stop? We explore the need for adults to stop interfering in the creativity of children and work together through collaboration to be divergent in our thinking.

  • As a parent, teacher, leader – how can you promote divergent thinking?
  • If you’re in a leadership position, how can you promote divergent thinking by allowing people to figure out how to do what needs to be done instead of telling them and disengaging them in the process?

 

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Episode 15: A conversation with State Superintendent Tony Evers

November 8th, 2017

Episode 15 is a conversation with Wisconsin State Superintendent Tony Evers. We discuss everything from his days growing up on the grounds of a hospital, to making cheese and the current state of public education in Wisconsin and the nation. Join us for a great discussion around educational practices and the future of learning. This episode was recorded in the summer of 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Episode 14: Choices v. Decisions

November 5th, 2017

Episode 14 asks you to reflect on your mission and describes the difference between choices and decisions. The distinction is great and we need to know the difference. So take a listen and be prepared to write your mission.

 

  • Using three terms – answer this question – why do you exist?
  • How can you use this process to support the leadership others?
  • How can you use this process in all areas of your life to advance yourself and others?
  • What is the difference between choices and decisions?
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Episode 13: Where did all the fun go?

October 29th, 2017

Fun – why is it such a big deal when something turns out to be fun? Why is it when people tell you “it’s going to be fun” so many of us sigh? Life should be purposeful. Life should be engaging. Life should have deep meaning.

Should'nt life also be fun?

 

  • Did you know that the oldest recorded joke is from around 1600 BC and is a Sumerian fart joke? Why is being fun or funny viewed as a lack of seriousness?
  • In a world where everyone looks at a screen in their hand to capture a moment in which they are living—what can be done to capture that moment in a non-electronic way and make it fun?
  • If you are not having fun – who are you dragging down with you? As you approach your week – how can you turn the normal into the abnormal experience and make it memorable and fun?
  • Finally, how can you reinforce those in your life that are fun so that they know you enjoy what they do for you and how can you pay that forward to others?

 

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Episode 12: “Point A” The mindset of a four time cancer conqueror

October 25th, 2017

Today’s podcast is one of our bi-weekly interview episodes. Today’s guest is Jim Brindley. Jim beat three types of cancer -- four times. Listen as he discusses and describes his journey and shares a great mindest for all of us to learn from. 

 

Reflection: 

  • How can you reframe your life and find greater appreciation for all you have?
  • When faced with your next challenge how can you take Jim’s point A mindset and make a more fulfilling life for yourself.

 

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Episode 11: A Momentous Moment

October 22nd, 2017

Today’s podcast is about you reflecting on your history and what influenced you to love --what you love and who fueled that passion. The episode is also a tribute to one of the people in my life that sent me in a new direction. 

  • As a friend, parent, teacher, or leader -- how do you live your life, so that you can model for others, your passions and potentially seed them within someone else? 
  • How can you take what is the ordinary and make it extraordinary – PowerPoint’s, interactions, assignments, a sales pitch, your lesson plans, or even a simple conversation?
  • In the next few days how can you demonstrate your passions so that others become passionate?

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Episode 10: Perception v. Reality - Managing your mind for change

October 15th, 2017

Episode 10 investigates how you approach change and your perception when faced with a “new normal.” Leadership, on all levels, is about looking at the changes around us and seeking the why. Driving your mind to understanding the change and working within the new reality is a core skill of leaders. Victims cast blame while leaders cast solutions.

  • When faced with the reality of change, how will you approach it? Will you look at it the same way you always have or will you change your perception?
  • As a leader, teacher, or parent, how can you support others when they are confronted with change? Will you simply tell them to deal with it or will you show them a new way to look at it?
  • Reflect on your own attitude when faced with change. How do you model the acceptance off the shift in your reality? Do you look at the reason for change or do you try to justify not changing?
  • Finally, when you create change in the lives of others – how can you demonstrate “what is in it for them” so that they can help their own brain and heart accept the new reality.

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Episode 9: A conversation with Sen. Lena Taylor

October 11th, 2017

Senator Lena Taylor, representing the 4th Senate district from Milwaukee, is this weeks extended conversation. Join us as we talk about everything from her education in grade school and high school to her journey to law school and the state senate in Madison. This conversation was recorded in the summer of 2017 and is part of a series of conversations with elected officials in Wisconsin. These episodes are designed to build a better understanding of the policy and lawmakers guiding our future in Wisconsin.

 

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