Inspired And Intentional News 01

Below is my first attempt to create quick look at stories, podcasts, and blogs that got my attention over the past couple of weeks regarding people intentionally working to create inspiring organizations. These first couple will probably be more collections and I hope to create a narrative that ties all of them together.

HOLOCRACY Continue reading Inspired And Intentional News 01

Show Update Episode 40

Taking a break for the summer and getting my wits about me. Here I talk for a few minutes to share what will be happening on the show for the next 6 weeks.


In addition, I mention briefly the upcoming webinar replay series featuring the ZingTrain team. They’ve given me permission to share their webinars, ’cause that’s the nice kind of people they are.

Architect Podcast – Why People Quit – Notes

My notes while listening to episode #81 of Archispeak. 
Podcast for Architects and those who run architect firms. This episode of Archispeak is entitled, “I Quit!”

People quit supervisors not so much the job itself.

Mistakes made with employees:

Not recognizing good work and contributions – employees don’t feel valued (New owner recognized and gave credit to a new employee to the clients. HUGE.)
Interesting: if you’re the only one working overtime and no one else is working on the project, this says a lot about the company or the expected level of effort. Something for an employee to consider.
Extra work with no rewards.
I would say it’s both sides job to let each other know if something isn’t working out.
(Go to their page to get Netflix slides. They also have some other resources.)
They work for/with an a$$hole! Companies don’t handle social conflicts at work. Why? Performers.
(I don’t think the clients see it. They treat customers great, but coworkers not so much. Like our family. Some treat friends better than they treat their own family.)

Find Purpose w Pete Gardner and Jimmy Carrane

Pete Gardner, guest on the Improv Nerd Show (host Jimmy Carrane)

Listen to some cool Improv interviews with Jimmy Carrane
Listen to some cool Improv interviews with Jimmy Carrane

about finding meaning in his work. He had been thinking about his acting as kind of silly or “What am I doing here, just pretending?” And then one day he saw a few minutes of Liar, Liar on had a revelation: Continue reading Find Purpose w Pete Gardner and Jimmy Carrane

11 Secrets of Employee Engagement on The Rebel Leader

Shawn Murphy and Mark Babbitt do it again with another great interview. This one is with Kevin Jones of It’s episode 11 for The Rebel Leader podcast and it’s titled “Our Struggle with Sincere Engagement

Kevin has 11 secrets of engaged employees, the first 3 are:

  1. Engagement is a by-product
  2. Know your why
  3. Be willing to be fired

Tune in and find out the other 8.