When opportunity strikes, be ready. What other lessons can we learn from veteran basketball player, Austin Rivers? In this episode, Dr. Karen shows how when preparation meets opportunity, anything is possible. Executive leaders sharpen their organization’s capabilities to step into opportunities and win.
How did Phil Mickelson win the PGA Championship at the age of 50? He believed it was possible to win and he didn’t let mistakes take him out of the winning mindset. What else can we learn from the world of golf that applies to winning as an executive leader? In this episode, Dr. Karen shares seven success strategies from Phil Mickelson that you can apply to your business and leadership.
Did you know that God’s natural creations are also the fuel for our own creativity and masterpieces? Dr. Karen shares her favorite inspirations from her home in Colorado Springs and most importantly from the ocean, her place of greatest peace, rejuvenation, and connection with God. Do you make time to rejoice in nature’s beauty? This episode will lift your spirits, inspire gratitude, and stimulate your creativity to respond to business and life challenges.
The butterfly does not need our help to emerge out of the cocoon. The work of getting out of the cocoon strengthens the butterfly for the next level of life he/she is about to enter. Do you give up and take the easy way out or use your persistence to build the next step? In this episode, Dr. Karen talks about how to leverage your persistence to transform yourself and your organization to emerge stronger than ever.
Do your people dread Mondays and live only for the weekend? Is it possible that you unwittingly contribute to that “dread” frame of mind? If so, how can you change the workplace attitude to one of adding value and reshaping a new world? In this segment, Dr. Karen explains the reason it is critical to understand the “why” of what you and your team members do and how to realize the sacredness of your work.
Jeffrey Harris is the Co-Founder, Co-Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer of Plant Power Fast Food also sometimes called the Vegan “McDonald’s”. He and his partners Mitch Wallis and Zach Vouga opened their first restaurant in San Diego, CA in 2016. Today the company is expanding exponentially to open its first restaurants outside of Southern California. Dr. Karen talks to Jeffrey about their “secret sauce” to success, the importance of their why, what they have learned along the way, and what’s required to go to the next level. Dr. Karen and Jeffrey unpack powerful leadership lessons for any company committed to long-term success.
Did you know that limitations often spark creativity and ingenuity? When you experience limitations in your business, look beyond them to see what you can create. In today’s podcast, Dr. Karen shares the story of her mother who accomplished remarkable feats while confined to a wheelchair. She uses the lessons from her mother as well as spiritual examples to show what is possible in the workplace even when you experience limitations.
As an organizational leader, you have the opportunity, to honor the heroes of the Memorial Day holiday. Expand the honor to include the founding fathers and mothers of your company and the sacrifices they have made for you and others to be where you are today. Listen to this podcast and to Dr. Karen share anecdotes about the history and thoughtful meaning of the Memorial Day celebration. Identify what you can do to further personalize the meaning for your setting.
When it comes to your human capital, how do you turn a lump of coal into a diamond in the rough? Through many weights and pressures over time, coal turns to diamonds. Bring out the diamond essence in your people by putting them in key jobs that stretch them and cause them to grow. In this podcast, Dr. Karen reveals additional diamond development strategies.