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Balancing Leading and Living

#253: TRU Series 3 – Leading and Living in Personal Alignment

In this podcast episode from the TRU leader Series hosted by Dr. Christopherson and Michelle Troseth, the discussion centers on the critical role of personal alignment in becoming a TRU Leader, especially during challenging times. The hosts aim to guide high achieving leaders towards breaking conventional norms that lead to suffering at work and home, providing new ways of thinking and strategies for thriving both professionally and personally. They emphasize the importance of resilience, empowerment, and living intentionally, linking leadership effectiveness and overall well-being to the quality of one’s personal alignment. The narrative underscores that individuals aligned with their purpose tend to report higher levels of well-being, especially noted during the pandemic. Personal alignment involves staying connected with one’s inner self, values, and what truly matters, which is essential for leading a fulfilling life and being an effective leader. It is pointed out that growth and stepping out of comfort zones, when done in alignment with one’s true self, lead to increased confidence, energy, and a sense of ease. For full show notes and links, visit  https://www.missinglogic.com/truleader If you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
May 15, 2024

#252: TRU Series 2 – Be the Change: Mastering the Law of Polarity in Leadership

In their podcast episode, Tracy and Michelle explore the essence of TRU leadership, highlighting the significance of resilience, empowerment, living intentionally, and strategic foresight. They stress that authentic leaders are deeply rooted in their values, capable of making mindful decisions with ease, and operate from a position of strength. A critical aspect of leadership discussed is the shift from limiting to empowering beliefs. The conversation delves into the detrimental mindset of waiting for perfect conditions before acting, termed as operating from a default system, which leads to missed opportunities and stagnation. Instead, they advocate for a proactive approach to life and leadership, emphasizing the importance of embodying leadership qualities before taking action. This inside-out approach underlines the symbiotic relationship between being and doing, suggesting that effective leadership actions stem from a genuine embodiment of leadership traits. The podcast also introduces the TRU Leader Mentorship Program, designed to assist leaders in embracing and practicing these principles. The dialogue covers the concept of balancing “being” and “doing” to achieve greater outcomes, encouraging listeners to move away from default settings towards a more intentional and empowered stance. This balance, they argue, can lead to a virtuous cycle of personal growth and success. By sharing real-life transformations that highlight the power of aligning one’s essence with their actions, Tracy and Michelle aim to inspire their audience to embrace TRU leadership. For full show notes and links, visit  https://www.missinglogic.com/truleader If you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
May 8, 2024

#251: TRU Series 1 – True Grit: Leading Through Chaos with Mindful Choices

The TRU Leader Podcast, hosted by Dr. Tracy Christopherson and Michelle Troseth, explores the challenges of leadership in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) world. The hosts emphasize the need for adaptability and mindful decision-making, focusing on the development of resilience and self-awareness. Key traits of true leaders such as persistence, boldness, courage, and mindfulness are discussed, with the aim to provide listeners with innovative thinking and actionable strategies for success both professionally and personally. The importance of personal alignment, creativity, and discipline is underscored, highlighting how beliefs shape decisions and the significance of replacing limiting beliefs with empowering ones. The podcast stresses the role of values in making mindful choices and the essential nature of discipline in realizing goals, urging listeners to engage in self-reflection and to understand the power they hold to make changes at any moment, rather than waiting for the perfect opportunity. For full show notes and links, visit  https://www.missinglogic.com/truleader If you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
May 1, 2024

#250: From Battlefield to Burnout and Beyond: Charting a Leader’s Course to Resilience with Jimmy Burroughes

Dr. Tracy Christopherson and Michelle Troseth host The TRU Leader Podcast to assist leaders in overcoming norms that cause suffering at work and home. They invited guest Jimmy Burroughes, author of “Beat Burnout,” who shared his insights on preventing and recovering from burnout in leadership roles. Burroughes, an ex-British army officer and now a leadership coach, discussed his transition from military service in Iraq post-9/11 to combating burnout. He emphasized the link between imposter syndrome and leader burnout, stressing the importance of an abundance mindset, integration, and cooperation both within and beyond the workplace. His personal battle with burnout inspired him to write “Beat Burnout,” providing practical steps for leaders to avoid it. Jimmy also addresses the current challenges leaders face, such as the shortage of role models due to the retirement of established leaders, insufficient training and resources for emerging leaders, and team dynamics since COVID. For full show notes and links, visit  https://www.missinglogic.com/truleader If you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
April 24, 2024

#249: Navigating the New Era of Leadership with Rosalie Audoin

On the TRU Leader podcast, Rosalie Audoin, an executive coach and senior leadership consultant, discussed the evolving responsibilities of managers in the context of remote work and cross-cultural teams. Hosted by leadership coaches Tracy and Michelle, the episode focuses on practical leadership strategies and personal development.  Ros highlights the importance of managers understanding their employees as individuals, the necessity of self-awareness for leaders, and utilizing strengths assessments to maximize effectiveness within one’s “zone of genius.” She proposed a tiered system for managing large teams that prioritizes inspiration over daily task management.  The conversation also touched on engaging with London’s local culture, a thought experiment involving time travel, and the broader mission of equipping leaders with tools to enact global change. For full show notes and links, visit  https://www.missinglogic.com/truleader If you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
April 17, 2024

#248: Path to Leadership Excellence: Navigating Success with Susan Ireland

On The TRU Leader Podcast, hosts Michelle and Tracy engage in a dialogue with Susan Ireland, an entrepreneur and leadership coach with a background at Boeing, on the topic of leadership success. Susan shares her journey from a 30-year career at Boeing to co-founding Seasoned Leadership, emphasizing the unplanned nature of her transition and the swift establishment of their leadership development program. The discussion covers essential leadership principles, the risks of promoting leaders solely based on expertise, and the potential dangers of micromanagement. The impact of a leader’s attitude is also examined, with a focus on the positive or negative influence they can have on their teams. Susan advises new leaders on the significance of personal development, including adopting a leadership mindset, utilizing mentors, coaches, and peers, and maintaining personal management systems to stay organized. Embracing core values is also stressed as crucial for decision-making congruent with personal beliefs. Furthermore, the conversation touches on self-awareness, understanding one’s leadership identity, and how personal values affect leadership styles. The adaptability of leadership approaches, especially during crises like the COVID-19 pandemic, is highlighted as essential. For full show notes and links, visit  https://www.missinglogic.com/truleader If you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
April 10, 2024

#247: The What and Why of Cultivating Financial and Emotional Intelligence with Dr. David Norris

In this episode, Dr. David Norris joins the podcast to discuss the intersection of financial and emotional intelligence in the healthcare industry. Dr. Norris, a practicing anesthesiologist and business consultant, shares insights into the importance of understanding financial reports, managing expenses, and embracing emotional intelligence to foster better patient care and professional relationships. Dr. David Norris is a seasoned anesthesiologist dedicated to enhancing healthcare providers' business acumen. With a background in medicine and business administration, Dr. Norris offers valuable expertise in navigating the financial complexities of medical practices. He emphasizes the significance of financial literacy and emotional intelligence in optimizing healthcare delivery and practice management. As you navigate your own journey, consider how embracing financial literacy and emotional intelligence can elevate not only your practice but also your personal and professional fulfillment. Stay tuned to learn more about this! For full show notes and links, visit  https://www.missinglogic.com/truleader If you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
April 3, 2024

#246: Four Strategies for Conducing Meaningful One-on-One Conversations as Managers

In this episode, we highlight the importance managers engaging in meaningful conversations and fostering healthy relationships in the workplace. Drawing from insights and research, we explore how managers can improve engagement and foster healthier connections with their teams. We also discuss the value of silence and reflection during one-on-one conversations, recognizing them as essential components for meaningful dialogue. Additionally, we introduce the Healthy Relationship Partnership Agreement Tool, a practical resource designed to establish a solid foundation for healthy relationships in the workplace. Additionally, we introduce the Healthy Relationship Partnership Agreement Tool, a practical resource designed to establish a solid foundation for healthy relationships in the workplace. CLICK HERE to download the Healthy Relationship Partnership Agreement Tool. Join us as we delve deeper into strategies for enhancing meaningful conversations and relationships in the workplace. For full show notes and links, visit  https://www.missinglogic.com/truleader If you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc  https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC  https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC  https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
March 27, 2024
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The TRU Leader Podcast

Do you wish you had a mentor with decades of experience who could show you how to bust through leadership norms, adopt new ways of thinking, and apply practical strategies to succeed in your personal and professional life?

That’s exactly what you will get when you tune into The TRU Leader Podcast with your hosts, life and business besties, polarity intelligence experts and authors, Dr. Tracy Christopherson and Michelle Troseth. Their specialty is identifying and leveraging the tensions that show up and wreak havoc in all aspects of your life whether you are a formal or informal leader, small business owner, or entrepreneur.

Each episode is a weekly dose of personal and professional development giving you practical and tactical tools and strategies to help you reach your full leadership potential, create the life you love, and be a Thriving, Resilient, and Unstoppable (TRU) leader.

Team

Tracy Christopherson, MS, BAS, RRT

Tracy Christopherson, MS, BAS, RRT

Tracy Christopherson, MS, BAS, RRT is the co-founder of MissingLogic, LLC, a company dedicated to helping healthcare organizations combat burnout by creating healthy work cultures leveraging the Healthy Healing Organization (H2O) Framework. Tracy has over 20 years of experience coaching and mentoring healthcare leaders across North America to establish interprofessional collaborative practice environments.

Tracy currently works with healthcare leaders, helping them establish and maintain resilience and work-life balance, so they can make a difference, live on purpose, and perform at the highest level in every meaningful aspect of their life. Tracy is also the co-host of Healthcare’s MissingLogic Podcast and she’s a doctoral candidate in Interprofessional Healthcare Studies at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, IL.
Michelle Troseth, MSN, RN, FNAP, FAAN

Michelle Troseth, MSN, RN, FNAP, FAAN

Michelle Troseth, MSN, RN, FNAP, FAAN is the co-founder of MissingLogic, LLC, a company dedicated to creating healthy healing work culture organizations through the Healthy Healing Organizations (H2O) Framework and coaching healthcare leaders to be resilient and balanced leveraging the Dynamic Balance Effect Framework™. Michelle is the co-host of Healthcare’s MissingLogic Podcast, a podcast focused on unleashing the power of Polarity Thinking in healthcare.

Michelle is the immediate past president of the National Academies of Practice (NAP) representing 14 different health professions to advance interprofessional care in the U.S. Michelle has held industry and national leadership roles to advance professional practice in healthcare settings across North America. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.

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