The School of Leadership Podcast #7 with Dr. De Hicks The Unintended Consequences of Venting

December 10, 2018

In this podcast, Dr. De Hicks talks about the unintended psychological, neurological and social consequences of venting one's frustrations.  Venting is actually rehearsing our frustration resulting in narrower thinking rather than problem-solving.  

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HQ School of Leadership Episode 6 Dr. De Hicks talks about creating an Intentional Culture at Work

November 12, 2018

Culture is simply "how it really works around here."  It's not complex.  It is always behavioral.  It always arises from the values of a group of individuals.  And, it always has a group of people who are enforcers of the norms of the group.  In this podcast, Dr. De Hicks talks about lessons learned in creating an intentional culture at work.  

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HQ School of Leadership Episode 5 Managing Conflict Artfully

November 6, 2018

Managing conflict is an art.  And as with all art forms, it requires a high degree of self-awareness, self-control, and skillful practice.  Dr. De Hicks talks about lessons learned over nearly four decades of research into the impacts of conflict managed well, and not-so-well, in high impact organizations.  

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HQ School of Leadership Episode 4 Avoiding Triangulation and other Communication Skills

October 30, 2018

Dr. De Hicks and Donnie Quitugua talk about how to overcome one of the most toxic behaviors in the workplace: Triangulation.  

Under pressure, even slight pressure, we often choose to triangulate rather than communicate directly.  When we are in conflict most of the time, rather than communicating directly with the person or people involved, we talk to someone peripheral to the issue.  From the time we are small, most of us wait until a small problem grows into a large one, dealing with the pressure along the way by venting.  

This podcast identifies triangulation as the most destructive behavior in the workplace and shows how to overcome it.  Whether you are the one starting the triangulation or the one to whom everyone comes to vent, these ideas will benefit you and your team.  

 

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SCGI School of Leadership Podcast Episode 3: Connectivity and Outsourcing Personal Responsibility

October 7, 2018

Dr. De Hicks talks about the power of connectivity and the unintended consequences of outsourcing personal responsibility it can sometimes create.  

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HQ School of Leadership Episode 2: Hire Smart! Interview and Hire for Competency

October 7, 2018

Dr. De Hicks and Donnie Quitugua talk about what we’ve learned about hiring well.  Join us as we sip on gin and tonic and talk about the difference between skills and competencies.  

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HQ School of Leadership Episode 1 Social Contracts

October 7, 2018

Dr. De Hicks and Donnie Quitugua of SCGI talk about the power of social contracts in shaping our lives.  Join us for this wide-ranging, humorous look at the rules people live by and the cost to those who violate them.  

SCGI is a human performance research firm specializing in uncovering habits of high impact leaders in high profile organizations.      

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