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Grateful For Togetherness

By Nikki Bicknell on Nov 2, 2023 6:30:00 AM

In the middle of my dining room table sits The Thankful Pumpkin. It sits there every fall. Next to it sits a Sharpie for our family to write things we are grateful for on it.  

The Thankful Pumpkin is one of my prized possessions. Why? It’s a reminder of what we’ve had to be thankful for, are thankful for, to be thankful for small and great things, the tangible and intangible, the seen and unseen.  

Topics: Executive
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The Edge Podcast: Advocating For Equity & Opportunity In Education

By Gibson on Oct 26, 2023 6:30:00 AM

It is critical as leaders that we have this human-centered design approach, that is always rooted in the community." - Stephanie Parra

Stephanie Parra is a trailblazer in Arizona. She joins host Tim Leman on The Edge to discuss the work her organization, ALL In Education, is doing to advocate for equity, opportunity, and justice for all students. Stephanie & Tim talk about the importance of a human-centered design approach, shifting the narrative & perspective, and what makes her team unique & impactful.   

Topics: Executive
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The Edge Podcast: Work Ethic & Authenticity

By Gibson on Oct 19, 2023 6:30:00 AM

“With the right preparation and hard work, you can pretty much accomplish anything you put your mind to." - Cina Welch

Cina Welch, President & CEO of FCCI Insurance Group, joins host Tim Leman to share lessons and perspectives from her leadership journey. Together they discuss the important role mentorship plays, how work ethic has given Cina an edge, her commitment to authenticity, as well as her love of travel & adventure.   

Topics: Executive
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The Edge Podcast: Letting Go Of The Vine

By Gibson on Oct 12, 2023 6:30:00 AM

When you have to let go of the vine and trust somebody else to make good decisions and carry out the vision...that was the scariest thing I’ve ever done." - Juliana Lindsay

Juliana Lindsay, a Professional EOS Implementer from Utah, joins host Tim Leman to discuss the lessons she’s learned as a mom and entrepreneur. They explore the impact EOS has had on her life – personally, family, and professionally, especially the importance of letting go of the vine. Juliana & Tim also talk about the importance of peer groups, getting the right people in the right seats, casting a clear vision, and more.  

Topics: Executive
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Community: We Are Better Together

By Haley Lane on Oct 5, 2023 6:30:00 AM

Human beings were designed to be communal. We were designed to work with others, interact with one another, live in close quarters together, and depend on each other for survival.  

In fact, studies show that having less regular social interaction in your life is associated with impaired immune function, heart disease, and even cancer.  

Now maybe that feels like a stretch, but I really believe there is something to this. Something special happens when people are brought together with other people, specifically those moving in the same direction.  

Whether it be your family members, your neighbors, your church community, your youth sports league team, your non-profit committee, or your workplace, there is beauty to be found in the results of human beings coming together for a shared purpose. 

Topics: Executive
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The Edge Podcast: Season 5, Part 2

By Gibson on Sep 28, 2023 6:30:00 AM

We're rounding out Season 5 of The Edge Podcast with 5 NEW episodes! Tune in to hear host Tim Leman talk with our guests about leadership, teams, and finding your edge.  

Topics: Executive
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Throwback Thursday: Hemingway’s Inspiration For Growing Leaders

By Tim Leman on Sep 21, 2023 6:30:00 AM

Throwback Thursday: Are you leading to your fullest? Great reminders in this 2015 blog, inspired by Hemingway, about being resilient, introspective, adaptive, collaborative, and clear.

On a visit to Key West, I was able to spend a little time at Ernest Hemingway’s home in Key West. Hemingway resided in the house for most of the 1930s, as well as when he visited in the 1940s and 1950s. I was particularly struck by his writer’s studio on the second floor of a carriage house on the grounds.

Topics: Executive
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The Edge Podcast: Collaboration, Emotional Intelligence & Situational Leadership

By Gibson on Sep 14, 2023 6:30:00 AM

“You have to know where your people are and how they want to be led." - Pedro Cons

Pedro Cons, CEO of Adelante Healthcare, joins host Tim Leman to discuss how he and his organization strive to close the gaps in care for their patients. They talk about the critical role collaboration and partnership play in achieving that vision. Pedro also shares about the importance of mentorship, emotional intelligence, and embracing situational leadership.  

Topics: Executive
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Discover What Brings You Together

By Kylie Staples on Sep 7, 2023 6:30:00 AM

I was recently reflecting on what makes our Arizona team collaboration so great & how we have all been able to connect so easily, then it hit me: we are all comfortable with being uncomfortable. 

Topics: Executive
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The Edge Podcast: Genuine Encounters

By Gibson on Aug 31, 2023 6:30:00 AM

“When we overcommit, when we spread ourselves too thin, then it is a bunch of encounters, but they are not genuine.  " - Adam Kronk

Adam Kronk, Chief Culture & Leadership Development Officer at Lippert, shares lessons from his unique career journey. Adam & Tim also discusshis intentionality around creating genuine encounters with team members and family.  

Topics: Executive