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.

Happiness, Focus, and Optimism Make a Difference

Here are a couple of podcast episodes that I’ve recently listened to that I thought would interest the Inspired and Intentional community. The first person I discovered on The Unmistakeable Creative podcast (hosted by  ) was with Neil Pasricha. It’s the March 7th Episode titled “The Role of Intrinsic Motivation in Our Happiness.” One cool thing, he created a job helping CEOs be more productive with their time. He’s accomplished a lot in his young life.

Neil was also on the Self-Made Man Podcast episode titled “Happiness Equation Revealed.”

Then while trying to find the details of that episode I was reminded how much I enjoyed the interview on the April 18 episode of The Unmistakeable Creative, with a former CBS broadcaster, Michelle Gielan. She talks about Broadcasting Positivity.

Another reason both of these are good is because they quote various research on happiness, optimism, etc showing there are tangible, measurable effects of what we focus on and how it can help in our productivity, creativity, and health. Any company should want to encourage this in their people.

The changes we need to make to create a positive intentional impact are minor.

Mission Accomplished – Employees Satisfied

According to this Society for Human Resource Management (SRHM) report titled, Employee Job Satisfaction and Engagement, employee satisfaction is at it’s highest in 10 years. In addition, their measure of engagement shows the workforce is moderately engaged. I guess the mission of this blog/podcast is complete. Sure the number can always be improved. However, I would say I can shut this down…

Maybe not yet. I’ve started reading the 68 page report to figure out how and what they’re measuring. And I would love to hear from someone at SHRM and Gallup to compare their seemingly disparate outcomes on employee engagement. I’m sure there’s more to come. Please take a look at the reports and let’s work through this together.

One thing that stood out to me: “Compensation has increased in importance. Sixty-three percent of respondents cited it as a contributor to satisfaction, the highest level since 2006.

Here’s the Huffington post article, “Apparently No One Hates Their Job Anymore” that inspired this post.


Podcast #000 Todd Introduces Inspired and Intentional Business to the World

Feels great to get the first episode up for the podcast! In this episode I simply share my history and inspirations around this topic.

Inspirations include:

Ari Weinzweig and his work at Zingerman’s. Specifically you can access their free resources at ZingTrain.

Jack Stack, Open book management coaches, st louis
Jack is the third from the left.

Jack Stack, Founder, President and CEO of SRC Holdings Corporation. His book The Great Game of Business started me down this path (or confirmed beliefs I had before) of looking for a way to involve the whole team in the running of the organization.