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Embrace Your Naïveté with Drew Knowles

We all can observe naïveté in others, but can we identify it in ourselves? As a poster child for ambition, Drew Knowles is a case study in embracing his naïveté. This episode describes and demonstrates what we mean by the term State of Mind: the state or condition of one’s thinking or knowing. We address

Embrace Your Naïveté with Drew Knowles2019-06-06T06:21:47+00:00

I Took Too Many Risks with Johnny Washington

With an aim to make the most money he could, Johnny Washington, from McKinney, Texas, acknowledges that he used to take way too many risks. Amped on the rush-to-action tendencies typical of the idea-oriented personality, he thought he could do just about anything he imagined. He produced many significant breakdowns, and burdened by some of

I Took Too Many Risks with Johnny Washington2019-06-06T06:21:05+00:00

Special Episode: Faculty Dinner with the CEO

Our 2018 Annual Member Conference in Los Cabos included a podcast episode dinner with a few members of our faculty. You'll hear from Vice President Drew Knowles, Dr. Gary Ward, James Walls, Marne Power, and Suzanne Pool—five faculty from five different countries—as we dialogue about why Influence Ecology has become their tribe and speculate on

Special Episode: Faculty Dinner with the CEO2019-06-06T06:20:18+00:00

The Conceit of Independence with Tara Collison, Ph.D.

Always willing to help, but never able to ask for it, Tara Collison's journey as a student of Influence Ecology is a useful case study in the conceit of independence. She discovered that her ‘independence’ was merely ego and that this view and the subsequent actions alienated others, left her exhausted, and had long-term consequences

The Conceit of Independence with Tara Collison, Ph.D.2019-06-06T06:25:05+00:00

The Elements of Value with Craig Bouck

Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture designs buildings and places that bring people together. As award-winning architects, their projects are sharply differentiated from competitors, but the final selection still often won to price. Wanting more control of their future, CEO Craig Bouck pursued an education in the elements of value; the firm had mastered practical utility, but

The Elements of Value with Craig Bouck2019-06-06T06:23:38+00:00

Are You High Cost? with Dr. Sarah Jane Meharg

As Canada’s authority on cultural reconstruction in complex emergencies, Dr. Sarah Jane Meharg is the principal and founder of Peace and Conflict Planners, often called upon by the Canadian Forces to help stabilize war-torn or post-disaster affected communities. She's authored two books: one on navigating the military and humanitarian divide and the other on measuring

Are You High Cost? with Dr. Sarah Jane Meharg2019-06-06T06:22:47+00:00

A Powerful Identity with Ron Sprengeler

How do you produce a robust identity amongst thousands of peers in a large corporate environment? Ron Sprengeler is someone who's done just that. Rather than join the naïve ranks of those whose viewpoint is that the job alone entitles them to a respected identity, Ron's case study demonstrates how to produce a powerful corporate identity in two

A Powerful Identity with Ron Sprengeler2019-06-06T06:34:42+00:00

You’re Always Transacting with Melissa Baer

Melissa Baer earned a university education in marketing and business and was raised on an organic farm. She's an uncommon hybrid of 'stilettos and rubber boots' weaned on her father's mantra that without money in the bank, you can't make a difference. She's battled both business and health challenges only to discover peace, satisfaction, and

You’re Always Transacting with Melissa Baer2019-06-06T06:33:42+00:00

A Good Problem to Have? with Wesley Pingelton

After ten years with a nationally recognized financial planning practice, Wesley Pingelton had ambitions to go out on his own. In doing so, he got what he wanted: great success, creative freedom, and the opportunity to work with the right client. But with each complex case, a unique solution produced a massive amount of labor.

A Good Problem to Have? with Wesley Pingelton2019-06-06T06:32:30+00:00

A New Guiding Philosophy with Kristina Panchenko

A virtual CFO, Kristina Panchenko offers emerging businesses the financial tools and knowledge to take their business to where it ought to be (www.oughttobe.net). Her firm helps small business owners with critical forward-looking financial tools, management, and reporting that are typically only affordable to large enterprises. Kristina Panchenko was born in the Soviet Union and immigrated to the

A New Guiding Philosophy with Kristina Panchenko2019-06-08T07:01:30+00:00