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May 25, 2020  

117. Winning v. Success - and How It Can Help You Be a Better Coach!

What is the difference between winning and success? The distinction is important for you as a coach. Once you help your team members understand this difference, you can help them with daily excellence. Which leads to success and finally winning. Mark Adams an ESPN Basketball Analyst and Jeff Van Fleet show us the difference between winning and success and the keys to daily excellence. Also, Mark is told he is a fraud as a coach, and how they accusation changed his coaching and his definition of success. 

May 18, 2020  

116. The Power of Silence In Coaching

Silence is one of the least discussed and one of the most important keys to coaching. Will Rogers said “Never miss a good chance to shut up.” Silence lets you do that and you don't need an excuse.  Another quote I love is this one. “I've begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension all its own.” ― Chaim Potok, The Chosen

What you can learn in a moment of silence is very profound, and the one of the foundations to coaching. Use it and your influence and impact will continue to grow. Go grow you influence as you learn to listen more effectively so your impact will grow.  

And I love this quote “Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.” ― Leonardo da Vinci - If you want to increase your authority increase your ability to listen in silence. 

Other episodes you can listen to so you can improve your listening skills are - 

112: Psychological Safety in Coaching Drives High Performance

85. Power of Presence with Andy Huckaba

82. When You Listen Deeply You Ask Better Questions!

May 10, 2020  

115: Coach with Wisdom and Intuition

Hear two great stories that will help you coach with intuition and wisdom. Discover how you can call on your  team members higher self to make significant, lasting change that dramatically impacts your organization while saving careers. There are two of the most powerful stories we have told on this podcast. You can contact Rick Olson at  or email him at 

May 3, 2020  

114. Be a Magnetic Leader with Author and Speaker Roberta Matuson

Learn How to Be a Magnetic Leader with Roberta Matteson. She's an international trainer and speaker who’s written the book "The Magnetic Leader: How Irresistible Leaders Attract Employees, Customers, and Profits." She will show you how you can make an impact with your team how you can attract the best talent and retain those folks you never want to see leave. If you miss out on the key characteristics of what Roberta has to offer you might lose some of your best people because you missed the opportunity to learn some of the best techniques to keep and retain the best talent.

April 26, 2020  

113 Why Does Coaching Matter?

When you learn to coach effectively, you drive high performance and you increase the visibility of your skills. Learn how you can become a better coach and build a stronger team. As your coaching skills increase your career is propelled forward. 

April 20, 2020  

112: Psychological Safety in Coaching Drives High Performance

Psychological safety in coaching helps drive high performance. Get real life examples of how to create psychological safety in your coaching and your team. If you want to improve the performance of your team and your career - focusing on psychological safety can one of the keys to your and your team's success. 




April 13, 2020  

111 The Art of Leadership Kindness in a Crisis

The Art of Kindness in a Crisis - With many people's world upside down, the art of kindness is much needed in the workplace. We lead this podcast with a story of insensitivity, and the social media blowback from that corporate decision. How will your leadership be measured in 5 or 10 or 15 years? Will you be a case study of compassionate leadership, or blindness to the challenges your employees are facing?


April 5, 2020  

110 How to Manage a Crisis Part II

Here is Part II of How to manage a crisis with the Ernest Shackleton's great Antarctic Adventure story. The expedition was a colossal failure. Discover how Shackleton used his leadership power to save every member of the crew.

Discover the 6 principles he used to manage the crisis and save his team. I highly encourage you to get an audio copy of "Endurance" by Alfred Lansing it is a wonderful book about an incredible story. A great story of managing a crisis. 

March 29, 2020  

109 How to Manage A Crisis - The Shackleton Story

Ernest Shackleton's great Antarctic Adventure was a colossal failure. His grand plan was to cross Antarctica via the South Pole, but his ship got stuck in the Weddell Sea and sank. He failed. What began as one man’s desire for a great adventure soon turned into a lifesaving moment. His ship was sinking because of his failure, but now, far more important, was the new crisis in front of him: how would he save his crew? In that moment of crisis, Ernest Shackleton used his leadership power to save every single crew member. He devised a plan; he executed that plan. He and his crew lived on the ice flow of the Weddell Sea for nearly nine months. They nearly died because of his initial failure, but they lived because of his triumphant ability to lead amidst unprecedented chaos.  

In the next three episodes we will explore some of the most important leadership qualities of Ernest Shackleton. We will use his story of crisis and leadership to discover how you can use his grit, determination, and creativity to help lead your team in these turbulent times. When asked about his heroic efforts and his ability to save his team Shackleton said "Everyone will have an Antarctic moment." I’d argue that we are in our Antarctic moment today. Our future is uncertain; we are living in unprecedented times and now, more than ever, we are called to be Shackleton-like leaders. This is your moment to rise and lead your team amid chaos and the unknown. Together, we will explore the wisdom and knowledge of a legendary leader whose tale serves as a guidebook in leading through troublesome and chaotic moments.  

Recommended Readings: (from show notes)

Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing (available via audio) 

Shackleton's Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer by Margot Morrell & Stephanie Capparell 

Leading at The Edge: Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition by Dennis Perkins


March 22, 2020  

108 How to Face You Fears and Still Lead, Coach and Manage (Part 2)

In Part 2 we continue our discussion of difficult times call for leadership moments.

As you face these challenges with this new crisis you can be in command and lead with questions. Discover how to lead with questions and discover what your team is most concerned about and help them work through it. 


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