Leadership, it is a hot topic these days.  If you look inside businesses most organizations are looking for good leaders.

In my recent interview with author Scott Edinger we discuss his new book entitled “The Hidden Leader’.  Scott has been working with leaders for years developing the best and the brightest.  In his his new book we discuss the characteristics that he finds in all good leaders, and frequently these hidden leaders are overlooked by the management of the organization.

There are probably many people you can think of that are hidden leaders within your organization.  Most of these hidden leaders have amazing interpersonal skills,  strong values, high levels of integrity, focus on results and the customer.  They have already developed the traits and characteristics of a leader, and have not officially been given the title.  If you want to learn more about discovering and developing the greatness within your organization I recommend listening to my interview with Scott Edinger the author of “The Hidden Leader“.

If you would like to view Scott’s website just click here, or you can connect with him via Twitter by clicking the link.  I hope you enjoy this great interview with Scott Edinger.

What prevent us from becoming the person we would “really” like to become?  That is a question that we have all asked ourselves and in Marshall Goldsmith’s new book entitled “Triggers: he provides the readers with what he refers to as Triggers that thwart us from becoming that person.  So just what are the triggers according to Marshall?

First is “If I understand, I will do., Second, “I have the willpower and won’t give in to temptation.” Third, “Today is a special day” Fourth, “At least I’am better than…..”, Fifth, “I shouldn’t need help and structure.” Sixth, “I won’t get tired and my enthusiasm will not fade.” Seventh, ” I have all the time in the world.” Eight, “I won’t get distracted and nothing unexpected will occur.” Ninth, ” An epiphany will suddenly change my life.” Tenth, My change will be permanent and I will never have to worry again.”   Do any of these sound familiar?

In my interview with Marshall we explore the reasons, environment and behavior that prevents us from becoming the person we have always wanted to become.   We also discuss about something that Marshall refers to as the power of checklists? Marshall speaks with me about a book called “The Checklist Manifesto”  and explains the power of using checklists to keep us from doing “stupid” stuff.  Marshall has his assistant call and ask him “Daily Questions”, 29 questions that keep him focused and “becoming that person he wants to become”.

If you want to learn more from the master coach Marshall Goldsmith I highly recommend you listening to our interview together, then go out and get a copy of “Triggers“.  This book will provide you with insights and wisdom into your own self sabotage that is getting in the way of you being a better person.

If you want more information about Marshall please click here to be directed to his website, or click here to be directed to his Facebook page.

Thanks for listening. Enjoy learning from one of the real masters.

This is not just another interview with an author about meditation. Alka Dhillon has a very interesting personal story with purpose and meaning  behind her book “The OM Factor

Alka ” provides the reader with practical advice about how to lead a life of fulfillment, joy and success.  She provides what she refers to as seven practical steps to healing the wound and getting your two extra arms.  While these steps are focused on meditation, she has added an all important step around “judgement”.  It is something that almost all of us do, not only focused on others but self judgement and unless we can forgive ourselves and others our world becomes a miserable place to live in.

We all hear the word “stress” and know that we are surrounded by circumstances and events that we can cause us high levels of stress.  The bigger question is how do we reprogram our brains to act instead of react to the “stressor”.  The OM Factor guides the reader through examples and stories from being anxious to feeling anger or resentment to almost everything in between in an effort to show and instruct the reader on how to overcome the stress.  Alka does a wonderful job of giving the reader practical advice with techniques that will ease or even potentially eliminate the stress.  If yoga and meditation are part of your daily practice, then you are going to love my interview with Alka Dhillon.

If you would like to learn more about Alka Dhillon please click here to be directed to her book website, or click here to be directed to her Facebook page.  I hope you enjoy this great interview with a lovely woman who really has sage advice for anyone attempting to find peace, joy and tranquility in their life.

 

Raising children in our world today takes a considerable about of energy and thought.  Our children are so undated with media through cell phones, tablets and computers that at times it seems overwhelming.

So just how do you monitor the devices and the amount of time they spend on mobile devices.  While the answer might seem simple, our resident expert and author Susan Stiffelman suggest setting limits, and become the Captain of the Ship.  If we are afraid of our children’s reactions (which will most likely be negative to limiting time on cell or computers), we cannot parent effectively says Susan.  She suggests that we need to set the example for our children and practice what we preach, so we need to limit on our own use of electronic devices and media.

In my interview with Susan Stiffelman the author of Parenting with Presence, we discuss the many issues facing parents raising children in our modern world.  Susan states”When our relationship with our children is permeated with our whole-hearted engagement and presence, then our children our more inclined to turn to us, rather than to their friends, for guidance and support.”   If you are interested in raising children with greater levels of appreciation, gratitude, and spirituality then I recommend listening to our interview and reading he new book “Parenting with Presence“.

I hope you enjoy this great interview with an author that will shed light and wisdom on how to parent in the modern world.  You can learn more about Susan by clicking here to be directed to her website, or click here to be directed to the Facebook page .

I have been invited to attend the Illuminate Film Festival in Sedona AZ which is being held May 27-31st.  I just conducted a wonderful interview with Danette Wolpert the film festivals founder and organizer.  I am so excited to bring you this interview to provide my listeners with an in-depth look at what will be happening at the film festival.

This event is being billed as a conscious film festival and rightfully so.  Danette has attracted some of the most interesting and unique film directors and movies.  Not only will you get to screen these amazing productions, but you will have what Danette describes an an immersive and engaging experience with hikes, meditation sessions, journaling,  food tasting and much more as part of your experience.

The film festival premier evening start off with a movie entitled “Sold” actress Gillian Anderson will be attending the session for a Q&A after the screening.  This movie will certainly set the tone for the remainder of the day events.

If you would like more information about the festival or to sign up for tickets please click here to be directed to the Illuminate Film Festival website.  You can also check them out on Facebook, or Twitter.

This is my fourth interview with author Steven Kotler, and his books just keep getting better.  His new release Tomorrowland Our Journey from Science Fiction to Science Fact is a series of essays and in-depth investigation into the inventions and technologies that are rapidly changing our world forever.  He really does provide us with the pivotal moments when science fiction become science fact.  Steven takes us on a personal guided tour of the mind-bending far frontier, and how these advances are radically transforming our lives for the better.

In our interview together we discuss everything from the new advancements in bionics to artificial vision that is allowing people without vision to see well enough to drive a car.  We talk about nuclear fission, the future of space, flying cars and everything in between.

I hope you will take a few minutes out of your day to listen to author Steven Kotler one of the thought leaders when it comes to technology and its impact on society.

Steven Kotler is also the co-founder of “The Flow Genome Project” an international organization dedicated to mapping the genome of flow and open sourcing it to everyone by 2020.

The new book Holacracy-The New Management System for a Rapidly Changing World is a book that will get anyone in business thinking about how to organize their company.  As a matter of fact, many major companies have embraced Brian Robertson’s Holacracy System including the forward thinking organization Zappos.

In my interview with Brian we take an in-depth look into how to design an organization with this new management model.  Holacracy is a combination of individual accountability, team transparency, and flexible, face-paced tactical meetings to help in creating greater levels of efficiency, adaptability and productive operations.  Holacracy also develops absolute habits of making commitments about when you will deliver a particular project or action.  For instance in tactical meetings you capture next action, but do not attach deadlines or commitment to them.  You might be asking why?  Committing to deadlines has downsides and obscures a more dynamic, reality-based approach.  Brian states that by accepting the next action item in your role, is by definition making the commitment to continuously track the action, and to consciously do the action as soon as it becomes the most important item among your possible actions.

I encourage you to listen, take notes and learn from Brian Robertson a man on a mission to transform how organization run, and how the cultures are transformed.  He has a fascinating approach and one that is worth your investigation of time to understand.  If you want more information about Holacracy you can click here to be directed to his book site, or click here to be directed to Holacracy.org.

I recently met Greg O’Brien the author of “On Pluto” a fascinating book about Greg’s journey with Alzheimer’s.   In my interview with Greg we get to explore what goes on in the mind of someone with early onset Alzheimer’s.   While Greg will admit to you, his short term memory is frequently only about 60 seconds long,  the left side of his brain that part that is associated with creativity has not been affected as much and is more readably accessible.

I really like how Greg explains what it is like living with Alzheimer’s.  He says it is like doing laundry in the basement of your home and someone turns out the lights–how would you feel?  He says confused, frustrated, angry and ultimately you yell out for help and someone turns on the lights.  Everyday a sliver of your brain is being sliced off, and slowly you move into what Greg refers to as the distant planet Pluto.

Greg mentions that in the world Alzheimer’s has become and epidemic with approximately 135 million people being affected worldwide.  The outlook for this disease and its growth amongst the Baby Boomer is staggering.  He states that in 25 years there will be two kinds of people in the world–those with Alzheimer’s and those treating someone with the disease.

I hope you will take the time to listen to this wonderful man tell his story with has such a compelling message.  Listen, learn and understand how one lives with this disease, and can fight it as long as possible– through his book “On Pluto“.

Greg O’ Brien has not laid down,  he is a fighter and someone who will stay mentally alert using all the power he has to tell his story and provide ways to manage life with Alzheimer’s.

If you want to connect with Greg please click here to go to his website, and click here to connect with him on Facebook.  Enjoy this great interview.

Micheline Nader is an author on a mission, in her new book entitled ” The Dolphin’s Dance” she explains the importance of the power of conscious awareness.  Now while you might be saying to yourself, what is new about that–it is one thing to talk about and another to really be consciously aware and in the now every moment.  This might seem unattainable to many, Micheline offers a five step journey into becoming more self aware and make the big principles accessible.

Throughout the “The Dolphin’s Dance” Micheline weaves in her personal story and experiences, which are quite compelling.  The exercises in the book help the reader explore their inner world and expand their understanding of their emotions, beliefs and patterns that govern their behaviors and shape your identity. This is a book of practice and self -inquiry designed to transform your thoughts, beliefs that are shaping your current perception and reality of your world.  Learn about what Micheline refers to as your “Identity Signature” which obscures your true self, and through bringing it into conscious awareness, you will be able to rediscover who you really are and allow your light to shine into the world, unobstructed.

I hope you enjoy my interview with Madeline Nader about her new book ” The Dolphin’s Dance“.  If you want to learn more about her please click here to go to the book landing page, you can also connect with her via Facebook by clicking here.