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#262: Embracing your Inner Witch: Empowerment Strategies with Lizzy Cangro

In this week's episode of The TRU Leader Podcast, hosts Tracy and Michelle are joined by guest Lizzy Cangro where she discusses her book “Reclaiming the Witch”. Lizzy's book aims to empower women by redefining the term “witch” as a symbol of personal power. She highlights the importance of intuition, manifestation, and balancing feminine and masculine energies in leadership roles. The conversation underscores personal empowerment, authenticity, and the significance of aligning beliefs with actions to achieve desired outcomes and recognize incremental growth. Tracy, Michelle, and Lizzy stress the role of personal development, mindful speech, and intentionality in shaping reality. They advocate for replacing negative language patterns with positive affirmations to enhance well-being and experiences. Decision-making for personal happiness is emphasized, focusing on self-awareness rather than others’ choices. The dialogue also explores the complementary nature of science and magic, evolving understanding, and the importance of communication and trust in relationships, highlighting intuitive elements in human evolution. 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/
July 17, 2024

#261: How to Build an Effective Relationship with your One-Up

In this episode of The TRU Leader Podcast, Tracy and Michelle discuss the critical nature of maintaining effective relationships with superiors, or “one-up” relationships, drawing from personal experiences of reporting to different individuals. They underscore the importance of mutual understanding and shared purpose in these relationships to ensure smooth workflows and success. They critique and challenge common leadership norms, such as emotional restraint and maintaining professional distance, suggesting these can hinder genuine connections. Authenticity, mutual respect, and compassion are highlighted as essential for healthy leadership and relationships. Additionally, they address the challenges some face when promoted without adequate leadership skills, emphasizing the need for continuous development and avoiding people-pleasing behaviors. Finally, the discussion touches on personal tendencies in hierarchical relationships, noting the potential pitfalls of passivity and assumptions. It stresses the importance of clear communication, seeking guidance, and understanding one’s impact to prevent misunderstandings and promote effective collaboration. With this, Tracy and Michelle introduced the Partnership Agreement Tool which will help you enhance your relationships with your colleagues and leaders at work. DOWNLOAD IT HERE TODAY!    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/
July 10, 2024

#260: Cracking the Code: Time and Priority Management for Leaders

Tracy Christopherson and Michelle Troseth, hosts of The TRU Leader Podcast, dissect the challenges of time management in today's volatile, unpredictable, complex, and ambiguous world. They delve into the concept of micro-stressors and their cumulative impact on feelings of overwhelm, emphasizing the role of ingrained beliefs about time in shaping emotions, behaviors, and decisions. By mastering time and priority management, individuals can conquer the illusion of time scarcity and bolster productivity, focusing on energizing tasks to minimize stress. The discussion emphasizes the art of asking insightful questions to enhance life quality, particularly for leaders navigating work overload and professional growth pressures. It stresses the importance of finding balance between "being" and "doing," advocating for self-care, boundary-setting, and handling leadership polarities. Practical time management strategies like proactive planning, task chunking, and optimizing peak energy times are proposed, along with a tool called the Time Mastery Worksheet to aid implementation. You can DOWNLOAD THE WORKSHEET HERE. The episode closes with a call for feedback, content sharing, and podcast subscription, fostering ongoing engagement with their audience. 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/
July 3, 2024

#259: The Impact of AI in Healthcare & Leadership (ft. Matt Hollingsworth)

In The TRU Leader Podcast, Matt Hollingsworth, co-founder of Carta Healthcare, shares his journey and insights into leveraging AI to revolutionize healthcare processes, inspired by his mother’s cancer battle. With an MBA from Stanford, Hollingsworth aims to improve healthcare data practices and patient care efficiency, drawing from personal experiences, including enhancing outcomes for congenital heart patients. The discussion also covers the significance of registries and the challenges in documentation processes. It proposes AI as a solution to streamline data collection, emphasizing the need for a balance between AI and human intelligence due to the complexity of medical systems and the variations in documentation practices. The conversation acknowledges the potential of AI to boost productivity while maintaining human roles, focusing on creative aspects of work. Additionally, it stresses responsible AI use, the importance of continuous learning, and the gradual development of AI technology, dispelling fears associated with it. 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/
June 26, 2024

#258: Leadership and Work Culture in 2024

The TRU Leader Podcast, hosted by Dr. Tracy Christopherson and Michelle Troseth, delves into the evolving nature of leadership, work, and life, advocating for breaking through traditional norms to boost productivity, effectiveness, and overall well-being. With nearly four decades of combined experience, the hosts explore how the pandemic has shifted perceptions of work-life balance and discuss findings from the HP Work Relationship Index survey, revealing a concerning disconnect between knowledge workers and their sense of value, respect, and work-life balance. The discussion underscores the critical need for purpose, passion, and employee recognition in the workplace, emphasizing that many individuals prioritize happiness and meaningful work over monetary compensation. The conversation further highlights the necessity of rethinking productivity, evolving company culture, and leveraging technology to enhance employee satisfaction and organizational success. It addresses the risks of burnout, particularly in professions driven by passion and purpose, and stresses the importance of maintaining a healthy balance between professional and personal life for effective leadership. The episode also touches on the challenges of remote work, including building trust and engaging employees without face-to-face interaction, and the importance of aligning work with personal values and goals. In conclusion, The TRU Leader Podcast emphasizes the significance of personal and organizational change in fostering a fulfilling work environment and life. It promotes the TRU leader Mentorship Program as a tool for individuals seeking to align their work with their values and aspirations, encouraging listeners to take proactive steps towards achieving a healthier work-life balance and meaningful employment. 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/
June 19, 2024

#257: Mastering Work-Life Fulfillment with Dr. Tracy Brower

In this TRU Leader Podcast episode, guest Dr. Tracy Brower, along with hosts Dr. Tracy Christopherson and Michelle Troseth, explore the concept of work-life fulfillment and the pursuit of happiness. The conversation addresses the delicate balance between work and personal life, underscoring the need for effective management of passion and energy to prevent overextension while remaining energized by our pursuits. The hosts advocate for organizational support in achieving this balance through meaningful work, flexible schedules, and empowering employees with choice and control. They highlight the importance of aligning organizational support with individual needs, encouraging actions that resonate with personal beliefs, and making mindful decisions for greater happiness and contentment. Contrary to the belief that happiness emerges from overcoming challenges alone, the discussion promotes actively creating conditions conducive to joy and elevating happiness levels. The dialogue further delves into finding joy in life’s journey, embracing challenges as growth opportunities, and the power of intentional decision-making in aligning with one’s passions. It stresses the value of a supportive work culture that honors both personal and professional aspects of life and acknowledges the dignity of all work contributions. 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/
June 12, 2024

#256: A Stark Look at the Rise of CEO Turnover and Burnout

The TRU Leader Podcast episode, featuring Dr. Tracy Christopherson and Michelle Troseth, tackles the critical issue of CEO burnout and the essential pursuit of work-life balance for high-achieving leaders. It sheds light on the rising trend of CEO turnover due to burnout, emphasizing the negative effects on both individuals and their organizations. The hosts offer practical strategies for enhancing productivity and well-being, such as setting priorities, learning to decline unnecessary commitments, delegating tasks, and emphasizing self-care. They underscore the importance of integrating personal well-being with professional duties, adopting a flexible mindset, and seeking support when necessary. The conversation also covers the value of establishing micro habits like exercise, mental resilience, positivity, and adequate sleep, alongside managing relationships and stress. Further, it discusses the significance of balancing personal growth and professional success through mindfulness, meditation, reflection, and prioritization. Strategies including weekly check-ins, employing systems like EOS, setting boundaries, celebrating achievements, and adopting dynamic approaches for achieving work-life balance are explored. Ultimately, the episode advocates for seeking help, making intentional choices, leveraging polarities, and aligning actions with one’s greater purpose to cultivate thriving 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/
June 5, 2024

#255: Why Do Leaders Need More Mental Toughness? with Matt Phillips

On The TRU Leader Podcast, former professional baseball player and leadership coach Matt Phillips shares insights into leadership development and mental toughness with hosts Tracy Christopherson and Michelle Troseth. Phillips emphasizes the importance of mental resilience, mindset, and self-motivation for sales leaders to overcome personal and professional challenges and achieve high performance. He discusses the necessity of understanding customer motivations, risk tolerances, and learning styles for effective influence, alongside crafting a vision, setting clear expectations, and fostering consistency in personal growth to enhance leadership skills and team performance. The conversation also covers a leadership development program that focuses on continuous personal growth through regular training, group coaching, reflection, and embracing change. Key practices include daily journaling, envisioning future selves, evolving leadership styles, clear communication, and making concepts tangible through documentation and setting clear expectations. The significance of risk-taking, quick pivoting, establishing partnership agreements, and consistent leadership reflection are underscored as essential for creating a positive work environment and optimizing team dynamics. 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 29, 2024

#254: The Power of Inner Strength and Self-Acceptance with Karen Seltz

Karen Seltz shares her transformative journey on The TRU Leader Podcast, from experiencing spiritual shame and personal challenges, including her child’s health issues and her own struggles with addiction, to finding solace in spirituality after a period of atheism. She emphasizes the significance of self-acceptance, inner strength, and the continuous evolution of one’s spiritual journey for personal and leadership growth. Seltz discusses the importance of addressing unresolved trauma as a root cause of addiction, explaining how subconscious programming and emotions tied to past experiences can lead to maladaptive behaviors. She highlights how understanding the subconscious mind is crucial for setting effective goals and overcoming stress responses triggered by past traumas. Through sharing her experiences and insights, including starting the “Irresistible You” show on the Win Win Women Network, Seltz offers advice on trauma release, meditation, and working with the subconscious mind to empower individuals, especially women, to trust themselves and pursue personal growth by gradually sharing their truths in safe spaces and addressing subconscious beliefs. 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 22, 2024

#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

#245: Why Upskilling is a Key Workforce Strategy with Molly Ellenberg Friedland

We are back for another enlightening episode!  In this episode, we dive deep into the dynamic world of workforce education and upskilling with a remarkable guest, Molly Ellenberg Friedland. As the Group Vice President of Corporate Partnerships at InStride, Molly's career has been dedicated to expanding access to quality education and transforming the workforce landscape. We explore the critical importance of upskilling, the integration of soft skills into professional development, and the future of strategic workforce education in a rapidly evolving world. Join them for an insightful conversation that promises to inspire leaders and learners alike! In her role, Molly focuses on expanding access to excellent education and upskilling opportunities. With a background in education and partnership leadership, Molly brings expertise in building impactful partnerships and driving outcomes for learners and organizations alike. She shares insights into the transformative power of upskilling and its role in shaping the future of work. 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 20, 2024

#244: Essential Skills for Establishing a Long-term Sustainable Hybrid Work Strategy

In the ever-evolving landscape of work, the concept of the office has undergone a remarkable transformation. No longer confined to physical spaces, our work environments now span the digital realm, blurring the lines between office and home. In today’s podcast, we dive into the intricacies of navigating hybrid work environments, a topic as timely as it is transformative. We explore the essence of fostering a thriving culture in hybrid work environments. From setting intentions to cultivating psychological safety, from individual reflection to collective engagement, we unravel the threads that weave together the fabric of modern workplace dynamics. Tune in as we discuss ways to build meaningful connections, foster productivity, and strike the delicate balance of structure and flexibility. Whether you're a seasoned remote worker or just dipping your toes into the hybrid work model, let’s explore the nuances, challenges, and triumphs of navigating hybrid work environments in today's ever-changing world. 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 13, 2024

#243: The Long Game of Living a Healthy Lifestyle as a Leader with Dr. Hannah Brandt

We are so excited to be joined by a very special guest on this episode, Dr. Hannah Brandt, founder of HLB Lifestyle, a virtual nutrition and fitness coaching company. Dr. Brandt's journey of losing and maintaining a weight loss of over 60 pounds has inspired her to redefine weight management norms, shifting the focus from fad diets to sustainable health and joy. Dr. Hannah Brandt is the visionary behind HLB Lifestyle, a coaching platform dedicated to empowering individuals to embrace sustainable health practices and find joy in their wellness journeys. With a background in Physical Therapy and a personal experience of overcoming weight struggles, Dr. Brandt brings a unique blend of expertise and empathy to her coaching approach. Through HLB Lifestyle, she aims to challenge conventional notions of weight management and inspire individuals to lead healthier, happier lives. In today’s episode, Dr. Brandt shares insights into her accidental journey of entrepreneurship and the transformative power of prioritizing holistic well-being. Listeners will gain valuable perspectives on shifting from weight loss goals to lifestyle changes, prioritizing self-care, and navigating the complexities of health and fitness journeys in today's world. Stay tuned for transformative insights into holistic well-being and sustainable personal health practices! 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 6, 2024

#242: A Look at Regaining Trust in Leadership Through a Polarity Intelligence Lens

In this episode, we delve into the critical theme of trust in leadership. Amidst today's volatile landscape, Tracy and Michelle explore polarities such as Stability and Change and Directive and Participative Decision-making, emphasizing the need for balance to foster trust and achieve shared goals. Highlighting the importance of organizational culture and healthy relationships, they stress the value of trustworthiness, meaningful dialogue, and embracing diverse perspectives. The conversation underscores the significance of creating an environment where voices are heard, connections are nurtured, and trust thrives. 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/
February 28, 2024

#241: A Human Centered Conversation with Meg Wheatley

In today’s insightful episode, we delve into the core of perseverance and human-to-human warriorship with the esteemed Dr. Margaret Wheatley, a distinguished author and leadership expert. With decades of experience and wisdom, Margaret shares profound insights into the challenges and opportunities of leadership in today's dynamic world. As the author of "Perseverance" and the upcoming "Restoring Sanity," she provides practical strategies and empowering practices to help leaders navigate complexity and nurture resilience. Margaret Wheatley is a globally recognized writer, speaker, and thought leader in the realm of leadership and organizational change. Rooted in systems thinking and dedicated to exploring new paradigms, Margaret has authored influential books such as "Leadership and the New Science" and "Perseverance." As a trailblazer, she has committed her career to inspiring leaders to embrace resilience, compassion, and a deeper understanding of the human spirit. Join us as we explore the significance of community, the power of self-awareness, and the role of Warriors for the Human Spirit in preserving the essence of humanity amidst societal challenges. 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/
February 21, 2024

#240: Personal Workplace Lessons from Ovell Barbee

In this episode, tune in for an engaging discussion with our special guest, Ovell Barbee, a renowned visionary Human Resources leader, consultant, and speaker with a passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Ovell shares insights from his book, "The Big House," which explores a human-centered and progressive approach to DEI and positive workplace engagement. The conversation delves into overcoming challenges, fostering meaningful dialogue, and advocating for systemic change to create a more inclusive and equitable workplace. Ovell Barbee stands as a luminary in Human Resources, having held executive roles in Fortune 500 companies. As a chief diversity officer, speaker, and consultant, Ovell is deeply committed to advancing DEI initiatives. His firm, Ovell Barbee & Associates, reflects his dedication to cultivating inclusive work environments. Ovell’s book, "The Big House," serves as a valuable resource, sharing lessons from his career and offering actionable recommendations for organizations striving to enhance their DEI efforts. Come join us for a compelling conversation on navigating the complexities of diversity, equity, and inclusion. 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/
February 14, 2024

#239: Creating Next Level Teamwork with Tim Arnold

In this episode, we are thrilled to bring you a distinguished guest who needs no introduction in the world of leadership development and team building. Join us in welcoming Tim Arnold, an expert with over two decades of experience guiding leaders through the complexities of managing teams effectively. Tim Arnold is not only a seasoned author, having penned his best-selling book   "The Power of Healthy Tension," but also a practitioner who has applied his insights in organizations such as the United Nations, Compassion International, and the Royal Bank of Canada. As we dive into this conversation, Tim shares perspectives on polarities and paradoxes, offering invaluable insights on five polarities that, if leveraged well, can improve team performance. Tune in for an enriching dialogue that transcends conventional leadership paradigms, as Tim shares his wealth of knowledge and real-world experiences. 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/
February 7, 2024

#238: Balancing Artificial Intelligence with Human Intelligence

Today's episode is not just a discussion; it's a journey into the future – a future where Artificial Intelligence intersects with Human Intelligence, unlocking unprecedented possibilities. Join us as we discuss the disrupter and promise of Artificial Intelligence, and why it's paramount to balance it with our innate human capabilities. We talk about how combining these two intelligences, the challenges that lie ahead, and the thrilling potential awaiting those who embrace this paradigm shift. If you're a leader poised for innovation and growth, you won't want to miss this episode. Get ready to navigate the dynamic interplay between Artificial Intelligence and Human Intelligence – it's a game-changer, and you're at the forefront! 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/
January 31, 2024

#237: Leadership and The Imposter Syndrome with Tori Shaw Morawski

The episode provides valuable insights as we engage into a meaningful dialogue with our special guest, Toria (Tori) Shaw Morawski. We talk about overcoming Impostor Syndrome, embracing vulnerability, and building community that celebrates successes, ultimately contributing to personal and professional empowerment. Tori is a clinical social worker, certified diversity practitioner, and CEO of Globally Empowered, a consulting firm dedicated to advancing workforce development through diversity, equity, and inclusion. Join us and be inspired to lead authentically, celebrate victories, and embrace the transformative power of discomfort. 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/
January 24, 2024

#236: Polarity Intelligence: The Missing Logic in Leadership Book is OUT!

In this episode, we’re excited to share that our book is finally out, “Polarity Intelligence: The Missing Logic in Leadership." Unravel the profound insights from our newly released book and join us as we dive deep into the crucial aspects of understanding polarities, the skills to leverage them and why it's a game-changer for leaders in both personal and professional realms. 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/
January 17, 2024

#235: The Journey with Our Book Coach Adele Booysen

In this episode, we invite you to an engaging conversation with Dr. Adele Booysen, an esteemed book coach and editor. Adele Booysen is a coach, book editor, and writer with over 30 years of experience in various countries, including South Africa and Taiwan. She has worked in various roles involving writing, editing, photography, and leadership development, and has co-written and ghostwritten several books, including one that was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. We focus on details of our collaboration, providing a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of our book, "Polarity Intelligence: The Missing Logic in Leadership." Learn about the challenges, triumphs, and the unique approach Adele brings to the world of nonfiction editing. Get ready as we explore the impact of Polarity Intelligence™ beyond the pages of the book, offering valuable insights into its practical application in everyday life. 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/
January 10, 2024

#234: Leading with Logic and Intuition

In this podcast episode, we delve into the crucial role of Logic and Intuition in decision-making, emphasizing their importance in leadership, business, and personal life. We explore the vital role of balancing these two elements for effective leadership. From mapping out logical and intuitive processes to practical applications in real-life scenarios, join us on a journey to discover the power of harnessing both Logic and Intuition in decision-making. Stay tuned and listen to The TRU Leader Podcast! 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/
January 3, 2024

#233: Being a Leader and an Entrepreneur

In this podcast episode, we explore the relationship between entrepreneurship and leadership, highlighting the importance of balancing attributes to create a thriving business. Delving into the entrepreneurial spirit, we discuss qualities such as adaptability, vision, and risk-taking. With leadership, we underscore the role of motivating teams, establishing positive work cultures, and maintaining long-term vision. Tune in as we provide practical steps for individuals seeking to navigate the dynamic interdependent relationship between entrepreneurship and leadership. Stay tuned and listen to The TRU Leader Podcast! 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/
December 27, 2023

#232: Cultivating Leadership Development with Diane Hanson

In this podcast episode, we unpack the dynamic world of leadership and the importance of cultivating self-awareness and more with our special guest, Diane Hanson. Diane Hanson is the CNO for the EBSCO Clinical Decisions, Editor-in-Chief of EBSCO Nursing and Health Professions Products, and she has served as president of the ANIA Great Lakes Chapter for Nursing Informatics. We’re fortunate to be able to leverage on her 35 years of rich experience in the healthcare industry in executive leadership roles at various companies. From her lessons gained from her own experiences to her intentional strategies to develop strong leaders on teams and impact health professions, this episode is filled with valuable insights for both seasoned and emerging leaders. Join us as we discuss with Diane the essence of leadership and how it can leave a lasting impact on future generations. Stay tuned and listen to our inaugural TRU Leader Podcast! For full show notes and links, visit:  https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast 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/
December 20, 2023

#231: Leading from the Inside Out

Picture this: Leadership, not just as a set of external skills, but as a journey deep within. In this week's the TRU Leader Podcast, we deep dive into the essence of leadership, framing it as an inside job first. Get ready to discover the essence of being an exceptional leader and the principles that elevate leadership, productivity, and well-being. Join us for a unique conversation where leadership transcends the conventional and takes on a transformative, personal meaning.  Tune in to become a thriving, resilient, and unstoppable (TRU) leader. For full show notes and links, visit:  https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast 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/
December 13, 2023

#230: Introducing The TRU Leader Podcast

Welcome to THE TRU LEADER PODCAST, previously known as Healthcare's MissingLogic Podcast, where we offer a weekly dose of personal and professional development to help leaders reach their full potential. We aim to equip high-achieving leaders with new ways of thinking and practical strategies for success. Today, we empower high-achieving leaders to break free from the norms that cause suffering and achieve thriving, resilient and unstoppable (TRU) leadership success. We are so grateful for the first 229 podcast episodes we have done specifically for healthcare leaders and are super excited to expand our audience to all leaders in all industries. We have been called to do so, and we have answered! Stay tuned and listen to our inaugural TRU Leader Podcast! For full show notes and links, visit:  https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast 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/
December 6, 2023

About 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.

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