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Emotional Intelligence, Part 2 with Ron Wiens

Guest Ron Wiens returns to HR Latte for 3 more episodes to share his expertise in Cultural Change

Series: Building Organizations that Leap Tall Buildings in a Single Bound, Part 2

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HR Latte, episode 103

Ron Wiens, Cultural Change Expert

Ron Wiens, Speaker, Author, and Advisor on Cultural Change, introduces several concepts from his book, “Building Organizations that Leap Tall Buildings in Single Bound.”

Ron joins Rayanne again to continue the conversation in Episode 2 of a four-part series to talk about how to get your employees, teams, or organizations to work together for the good of the whole with a focus on Emotional Intelligence.

“How people work together, how they interact, goes to the heart of what organizational culture is all about. Culture, a culture that facilitates the ongoing creation of new knowledge, a culture that gets people building and creating together, has become today’s competitive advantage.” – Ron Wiens

Ron is happy to share everything he knows — you can visit his website to learn more and download his whitepapers, with no commitment or email required.

What you will learn:

  • What are emotions and how do they impact our work?
  • Learn to be curious and aware of your emotions and their impact on you and others
  • Organizations tend to ignore emotions when they could be using them to better serve the company
  • Emotions are there to protect and serve individuals and the organizations where they work
  • Emotional Intelligence is important to the Knowledge Era and the constant change found in business today
  • Emotions tell us about something that happened in the past
  • Emotional Intelligence brings you the Freedom of Awareness
  • The Importance of Self-Talk

Series: Build Organizations that Leap Tall Buildings in a Single Bound
Part 1: Introducing Ron Wiens, Cultural Change Expert
Part 2: Emotional Intelligence
Part 3: Relationship Intelligence
Part 4: Corporate Intelligence

The first person to tweet @HRLatte with your favorite part of this episode about Emotional Intelligence will receive a free copy of Ron’s book, Building Organizations that Leap tall Buildings in a Single Bound.

You can contact Ron Wiens via email at ron@ronwiens.com

On Twitter

@Ron_Wiens
@Ray_anne
and @HRLatte

*Click here for past Episodes 1-66

HRLatte is made possible by:

Dovetail Software logoDovetail Software delivers web-based solutions & help desk programs that enable organizations to reduce administrative & support costs, diagnose & resolve complex business problems, and increase efficiency, while improving support.

Rayanne loves hosting talk radio and continues to hone this craft in every way possible by creating and hosting several educational and promotional radio shows, hosting & moderating webinars and podcasts, as well as a featured host on intrepid.media.

For more information about how you can use online radio or podcasting to educate your target audience or customer, compliment your marketing efforts, and grow your brand recognition, feel free to message Rayanne on Twitter, LinkedIn, or via email at rayanne@intrepid.media.

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Cultural Change Expert, Ron Wiens on HR Latte

Guest Ron Wiens joins Rayanne for 4 episodes to share his expertise in Cultural Change

Series: Building Organizations that Leap Tall Buildings in a Single Bound, Part 1

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HR Latte, episode 102

Ron Wiens, Cultural Change Expert

Ron Wiens, Speaker, Author, and Advisor on Cultural Change, introduces several concepts from his book, “Building Organizations that Leap Tall Buildings in Single Bound.”

Ron joins Rayanne in this first episode of a four-part series to talk about how to get your employees, teams, or organizations to work together for the good of the whole.

“How people work together, how they interact, goes to the heart of what organizational culture is all about. Culture, a culture that facilitates the ongoing creation of new knowledge, a culture that gets people building and creating together, has become today’s competitive advantage.” – Ron Wiens

Ron is happy to share everything he knows — you can visit his website to learn more and download his whitepapers, with no commitment or email required.

What you will learn:

  • What are Emotional, Relationship, and Corporate Intelligence?
  • How to get your people working together for the good of the whole
  • How to build a work environment that maximizes a person’s desire to contribute
  • How to enrich your employees and your bottom line through the joy of work
  • What is the Knowledge Economy?

Series: Build Organizations that Leap Tall Buildings in a Single Bound
Part 1: Introducing Ron Wiens, Cultural Change Expert
Part 2: Emotional Intelligence
Part 3: Relationship Intelligence
Part 4: Corporate Intelligence

You can contact Ron Wiens via email at ron@ronwiens.com

On Twitter

@Ron_Wiens
@Ray_anne
and @HRLatte

*Click here for past Episodes 1-66

HRLatte is made possible by:

Dovetail Software logoDovetail Software delivers web-based solutions & help desk programs that enable organizations to reduce administrative & support costs, diagnose & resolve complex business problems, and increase efficiency, while improving support.

Rayanne loves hosting talk radio and continues to hone this craft in every way possible by creating and hosting several educational and promotional radio shows, hosting & moderating webinars and podcasts, as well as a featured host on intrepid.media.

For more information about how you can use online radio or podcasting to educate your target audience or customer, compliment your marketing efforts, and grow your brand recognition, feel free to message Rayanne on Twitter, LinkedIn, or via email at rayanne@intrepid.media.

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Episode Six – People Will Leave You For Good And Bad Reasons

Welcome to Episode Six of The Realities of Leadership: People Will Leave You For Good And Bad Reasons.

Discussion guide from The Realities of Leadership, Episode Six:

1. The modern business leader needs to be VERY focused on talent, and many are not. In fact, the leader needs discipline, philosophy, and practices around their talent approach.

2. HR plays an important role in talent yes, but the leader (CEO, GM) now have to play a much more engaged role with talent management.

3. “Hire for cultural fit, and train for technical skills.”

4. Leaders ALWAYS have to be looking for talent, both formally and informally.

5. It’s more than a matter of putting out a job description. You need to search for personality, skills, and behaviors as well.

6. Today’s reality for all leaders is that they have to take risks with talent, and make bold moves.

7. People will leave your organization for bad reasons:
a. Leaders push them into roles they are not comfortable in.
b. Leaders do not advocate on the behalf of their talent, putting them into positions where they can thrive.
c. Leaders are not developing the talent for success in the future.

8. How will talent leave you? Emotionally (become disengaged in the office)? Or physically?

9. Steps to become a better advocate for your talent:
a. Get to know them.
b. Learn their career aspirations.
c. Learn where their gaps are.
d. Stretch them.
e. Give them visibility to showcase emerging skills.

10. But, a very powerful way to advocate for talent is sometimes to encourage them to pursue an opportunity/challenge outside of the organization…one that you just cannot provide.

11. Think of the benefits this brings to the organization: trust, safe environment, loyalty, talent knows you have their best interests at heart, and very likely, the talent will be in a position to return to the organization down the road.

12. “You want to encourage ambition, and let people develop as fully as they can.”

13. If an employee leaves you emotionally, meaning they have mentally checked out and no longer really care about their work or the organization, how do you turn that around?

14. Talent will leave an organization if they sense leadership isn’t doing their job. And if talent suggests they are leaving simply for a larger paycheck, that is generally a sign that something else is wrong.

15. The final reality to understand here is that in the modern business world, talent moves around. People will leave your organization. Just be certain they leave for good reasons. And recognize that if they are leaving for bad reasons, those are opportunities you can fix.

Click here to listen to all of Season Five!


Erica Peitler, intrepidNOW

About our host, Erica Peitler:

Erica is a Leadership Performance Coach who courageously partners with individuals, teams and organizations who want to realize their visions of success by transforming their leadership potential into visible, on the ground, breakthrough leadership performance!

With an engaging, provocative and straight forward approach, Erica inspires leaders to reach beyond their comfort level as they pursue becoming the performance based leaders they aspire to be in both their professional and personal life.

As a keynote speaker and author, Erica educates, entertains and enlightens audiences on leadership, transformational change and professional/personal growth initiatives.


Find Erica Peitler’s book here:

The essence of Leadership Rigor is creating change-ready leaders who can embrace challenges because they have the tools, models, and language to assess, structure, and facilitate aligned actions. They also have the mindset and emotional skills to lean into the change process despite its uncomfortable nature. By innovating on their preparedness first, these change-ready leaders are equipped to realize the growth in themselves and in their teams or organizations. Are you ready to take on your personal journey of Leadership Rigor?


Series co-host Todd Schnick is the Editor-In-Chief of intrepid.MEDIA and a media and content strategist. A former marketing strategist, lobbyist, and national political operative, Todd now lives and works in the Chicago Loop with his family. He is a writer, foodie, bibliophile, distance runner, and nearly full-time dog mom.



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Episode Five – Some Work Can Only Be Done By YOU (And Your Leadership Team)

Welcome to Episode Five of The Realities of Leadership: Some Work Can Only Be Done By YOU (And Your Leadership Team)!

Discussion guide from The Realities of Leadership, Episode Five:

1. “The strategy of hope.” A common problem, pushing off challenges and struggles to others, hoping the problems go away. The avoidance of conflict…

2. Leaders HAVE to make tough choices.

3. The most important choice a leader makes is putting in the right (or wrong) leaders around them.

4. If you are not prepared to make the tough calls, you are not ready to be a leader.

5. If you believe everything is important, then nothing is important, and you aren’t leading. Prioritization is a key responsibility of leaders.

6. Key to set the expectations of your people, and to determine role clarity.

7. As a leader, there are times you will be unpopular. This is a reality of leadership.

8. “You have to explain your choices.”

9. Some of the work only a leader can do:
a. Putting the right talent around you.
b. Managing your resources.
c. Establishing expectations for behavior.
d. Coach for performance.
e. Communication (communicate beyond what you think is logical).

10. A leader has to have the patience to communicate a message again and again and again, until it sticks. Most do not have that patience.

11. The leader must communicate the following: Where were we, where are we now, and where are we going? This is how the leader controls the narrative.

12. VOID: What happens when you do NOT do the work that only you as a leader should do. You create voids that cannot be filled by others.

Click here to listen to all of Season Five!


Erica Peitler, intrepidNOW

About our host, Erica Peitler:

Erica is a Leadership Performance Coach who courageously partners with individuals, teams and organizations who want to realize their visions of success by transforming their leadership potential into visible, on the ground, breakthrough leadership performance!

With an engaging, provocative and straight forward approach, Erica inspires leaders to reach beyond their comfort level as they pursue becoming the performance based leaders they aspire to be in both their professional and personal life.

As a keynote speaker and author, Erica educates, entertains and enlightens audiences on leadership, transformational change and professional/personal growth initiatives.


Find Erica Peitler’s book here:

The essence of Leadership Rigor is creating change-ready leaders who can embrace challenges because they have the tools, models, and language to assess, structure, and facilitate aligned actions. They also have the mindset and emotional skills to lean into the change process despite its uncomfortable nature. By innovating on their preparedness first, these change-ready leaders are equipped to realize the growth in themselves and in their teams or organizations. Are you ready to take on your personal journey of Leadership Rigor?


Series co-host Todd Schnick is the Editor-In-Chief of intrepid.MEDIA and a media and content strategist. A former marketing strategist, lobbyist, and national political operative, Todd now lives and works in the Chicago Loop with his family. He is a writer, foodie, bibliophile, distance runner, and nearly full-time dog mom.



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Felena Hanson: Leaning out, taking the leap, and going from fear to future

Joined in studio today by Felena Hanson, founder of Hera Hub, and author of Flight Club – Rebel, Reinvent, and Thive: How To Launch Your Dream Business.

Discussion guide from today’s conversation with Felena Hanson:

Felena Hanson1. What it means to “lean out” and why women need to do it.

2. How to shift your mindset from playing it safe to taking the leap.

3. How to make the transition from fear to future.

4. The benefits of a co-working space over working from home.

5. How to discover your life’s purpose, and use it to start a passion-based business.

6. Servant leadership: How the lens of service changed her leadership style for the better.

7. Her unique entrepreneurial journey to founding Hera Hub.

Find Felena Hanson’s book here:

About Felena Hanson:

Felena is a long-time entrepreneur and marketing maven. Her latest venture, Hera Hub, is a spa-inspired shared workspace and community for female entrepreneurs. Hera Hub members have access to a professional space to meet with clients and to connect and collaborate with like-minded business owners, thus giving them the support they need to be prosperous. The business supports hundreds of freelancers, entrepreneurs, and nonprofits in over 16 industry segments.

Felena and Hera Hub have been featured in Inc. Magazine, BBC News, Forbes, and The New York Times. After building three successful locations, she is now expanding across the United States via a licensing model. Her goal is to support over 20,000 women in the launch and growth of their business by 2020.

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Episode Four – Are You Enlightened Enough To Lead TODAY?

Welcome to Episode Four of The Realities of Leadership: Are You Enlightened Enough To Lead Today?

Discussion guide from The Realities of Leadership, Episode Four:

1. Do modern leaders know what really matters today? “As a leader, am I created an culture that my people want to experience?”

2. “Enlightened leaders are connected leaders…they are engaged participants.”

3. A leader’s personal speed vs. the modern speed of business!

4. Are modern leaders embracing the new challenges (and opportunities) to leading today?

5. Leaders that are NOT enlightened to these issues are at risk…or whom don’t like the democratized workplace.

6. The emotional intelligence side of leadership, and the personal side, is an important stretch for leaders as well…

7. What are your team’s expectations of you? Do you know? Do you care about their career progression?

8. “We no longer have a war on talent. We now have a puzzle…” What does talent, work ethic, and performance really look like?

9. One of the reasons people leave a job is only because they are working for an unenlightened leader…

10. How do you know that you are NOT an enlightened leader? Obviously, if you are not seeking (or getting) feedback, you are not enlightened…

Click here to listen to all of Season Five!


Erica Peitler, intrepidNOW

About our host, Erica Peitler:

Erica is a Leadership Performance Coach who courageously partners with individuals, teams and organizations who want to realize their visions of success by transforming their leadership potential into visible, on the ground, breakthrough leadership performance!

With an engaging, provocative and straight forward approach, Erica inspires leaders to reach beyond their comfort level as they pursue becoming the performance based leaders they aspire to be in both their professional and personal life.

As a keynote speaker and author, Erica educates, entertains and enlightens audiences on leadership, transformational change and professional/personal growth initiatives.


Find Erica Peitler’s book here:

The essence of Leadership Rigor is creating change-ready leaders who can embrace challenges because they have the tools, models, and language to assess, structure, and facilitate aligned actions. They also have the mindset and emotional skills to lean into the change process despite its uncomfortable nature. By innovating on their preparedness first, these change-ready leaders are equipped to realize the growth in themselves and in their teams or organizations. Are you ready to take on your personal journey of Leadership Rigor?


Series co-host Todd Schnick is the Editor-In-Chief of intrepid.MEDIA and a media and content strategist. A former marketing strategist, lobbyist, and national political operative, Todd now lives and works in the Chicago Loop with his family. He is a writer, foodie, bibliophile, distance runner, and nearly full-time dog mom.



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Rich Allen: The key to small business success is a Bicycle

Joined in studio today by Rich Allen, author of The Ultimate Business Tune Up: A Simple Yet Powerful Business Model That Will Transform the Lives of Small Business Owners. Learn more about Rich Allen here.

Discussion guide from our conversation with Rich Allen:

Rich Allen1. Why most small business people operate without an effective strategic plan.

2. To understand how to run a successful small business, you need a fundamental underlying model: THAT OF A BICYCLE!

3. The MODEL:
Handlebars: Vision
Frame: Business structure and strength
Front Wheel: Marketing and sales strategies
Back Wheel: Delivering for your customers
Brakes and Monitor: The financial numbers, KPIs
Seat: Your people/HR

Find Rich Allen’s book here:

About Rich Allen:

Rich is a visionary business advisor who brings big-picture wisdom to small business owners and helps them find a unique place in the market. Combining his passion for small enterprise with experience as a senior executive, he hosts a weekly radio show, the “Ultimate Business Tune Up.” His new book is The Ultimate Business Tune Up: A Simple Yet Powerful Business Model That Will Transform the Lives of Small Business Owners.

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Gregg Thompson: Coaching with character, connection, and conversation

Joined on the show today by Gregg Thompson, president of Bluepoint Leadership Development, and author of The Master Coach: Leading with Character, Building Connections, and Engaging in Extraordinary Conversations.

Discussion guide from our conversation with Gregg Thompson:

Gregg Thompson1. How leadership differs from coaching — and why master coaching is a key component of true leadership.

2. The 3 core dimensions of coaching:  character, connection, and conversation.

3. The qualities of great coaches.

4. Steps leaders can take to build a coaching culture in their organizations.

5. Signs of coaching success.

6. Think > Act > Interact

7. We also discuss how people can be more receptive to coaching!

About Gregg Thompson:

Gregg is the author of THE MASTER COACH: Leading with Character, Building Connections, and Engaging in Extraordinary Conversations. He is President of Bluepoint Leadership Development, recognized as one of the finest providers of coach training programs in the world.

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Episode Three – Your Fingerprints Are On Everything

Welcome to Episode Three of The Realities of Leadership: Your Fingerprints Are On Everything!

Discussion guide from The Realities of Leadership, Episode Three:

1. “Whatever has happened, whatever is showing up in your organization, as the leader, YOU HAVE CREATED IT.” Directly, or indirectly. Through actions, or inaction.

2. You have an affect on the organization that you probably don’t even realize…

3. Leaders are COMPLETELY visible in the space. But, be aware of the blind spots!

4. Knowing this, you will see and observe the impact you are having. From here, you can learn and make adjustments.

5. You might be directly responsible, but you might be tolerating a negative behavior. And you should be called out on that. You are meant to make change, but you cannot tolerate behaviors that are holding back that change.

6. How to leave the right fingerprints. “You cannot solve a problem you cannot see.” You do this by seeking feedback! Good leaders do not want to be the smartest person in the room – they want the smart people to provide the leader the key insights

7. Be careful when, as a leader, you “think” you are doing the right things. You need feedback to confirm this.

8. Seeking feedback is NOT a sign of weakness. And when you take feedback and take meaningful action, it does strengthen you as a leader, but also powers the confidence (and performance) of the team.

Click here to listen to all of Season Five!


Erica Peitler, intrepidNOW

About our host, Erica Peitler:

Erica is a Leadership Performance Coach who courageously partners with individuals, teams and organizations who want to realize their visions of success by transforming their leadership potential into visible, on the ground, breakthrough leadership performance!

With an engaging, provocative and straight forward approach, Erica inspires leaders to reach beyond their comfort level as they pursue becoming the performance based leaders they aspire to be in both their professional and personal life.

As a keynote speaker and author, Erica educates, entertains and enlightens audiences on leadership, transformational change and professional/personal growth initiatives.


Find Erica Peitler’s book here:

The essence of Leadership Rigor is creating change-ready leaders who can embrace challenges because they have the tools, models, and language to assess, structure, and facilitate aligned actions. They also have the mindset and emotional skills to lean into the change process despite its uncomfortable nature. By innovating on their preparedness first, these change-ready leaders are equipped to realize the growth in themselves and in their teams or organizations. Are you ready to take on your personal journey of Leadership Rigor?


Series co-host Todd Schnick is the Editor-In-Chief of intrepid.MEDIA and a media and content strategist. A former marketing strategist, lobbyist, and national political operative, Todd now lives and works in the Chicago Loop with his family. He is a writer, foodie, bibliophile, distance runner, and nearly full-time dog mom.



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Episode Two – Leadership Is A Skilled Profession

Welcome to Episode Two of The Realities of Leadership: Leadership Is A Skilled Profession!

Discussion guide from The Realities of Leadership, Episode Two:

1. Foundational first is to understand the “principles” of leadership.
a. Leadership can be learned.
b. Leadership is emotional.
c. This is a service business.

2. “The modern leader has to be emotionally-connected to people.” The two currencies of leadership: communication and relationships.

3. Fundamental models of leadership.

4. The importance of temperament. Do you have the self-management to make these adjustments? Do you have the emotional intelligence to deal with negative situations, and play the long game?

5. “People and organizations deserve great leaders.”

6. The distinction between motivation and inspiration, and why a leader needs to understand that (they need to provide an environment that inspires). “Do they know what motivates their employees?”

7. Quick reminder: Remember, you are a leader in service of others.

8. Truly understanding the motivations of your team/employees really simplifies the role of a leader.

9. Yes, one of the realities of leadership is to talk to your people, and begin to really understand who they are and what motivates them. This is a skill you can develop!

10. Get over the supposed fantasies of leadership (fame and fortune). You have to develop skills and do the work.

11. What is the required mindset of a leader (growth mindset). They need to be learners and open to feedback. You are going to make mistakes and you have to be committed to get better at the practice of leadership.

Click here to listen to all of Season Five!


Erica Peitler, intrepidNOW

About our host, Erica Peitler:

Erica is a Leadership Performance Coach who courageously partners with individuals, teams and organizations who want to realize their visions of success by transforming their leadership potential into visible, on the ground, breakthrough leadership performance!

With an engaging, provocative and straight forward approach, Erica inspires leaders to reach beyond their comfort level as they pursue becoming the performance based leaders they aspire to be in both their professional and personal life.

As a keynote speaker and author, Erica educates, entertains and enlightens audiences on leadership, transformational change and professional/personal growth initiatives.


Find Erica Peitler’s book here:

The essence of Leadership Rigor is creating change-ready leaders who can embrace challenges because they have the tools, models, and language to assess, structure, and facilitate aligned actions. They also have the mindset and emotional skills to lean into the change process despite its uncomfortable nature. By innovating on their preparedness first, these change-ready leaders are equipped to realize the growth in themselves and in their teams or organizations. Are you ready to take on your personal journey of Leadership Rigor?


Series co-host Todd Schnick is the Editor-In-Chief of intrepid.MEDIA and a media and content strategist. A former marketing strategist, lobbyist, and national political operative, Todd now lives and works in the Chicago Loop with his family. He is a writer, foodie, bibliophile, distance runner, and nearly full-time dog mom.



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