Tips

EP. 55- how to take great notes and get the most of your meetings

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You are in a meeting with the Team, the boss, a client or maybe colleague and want to make sure you don’t miss anything important. Later, as you review notes from the meeting, you struggle to understand what they say, (let alone what they mean.) How can that be? After all, you were the one taking the notes, right? Are there better ways to handle meeting notes? What do others do and how does that work for them? Should I even be in this meeting at all? If you have ever had this experience, join Voltage CEO Jeff Smith and Principal Consultant Lee Hubert will share tips and tools on How to Take Great Notes and Get the Most out of Your Meetings. [Read transcript here]

EP. 49- What makes a great team?

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What makes a great team? What are the factors that play into the recipe for a successful team? Why do some Teams gel and seem to have fun with the work they are tasked with while other do not? If you have contemplated these questions or have current challenges with building a successful Team, then you wont want to miss our next Voltcast. Please join us as Voltage Principal Consultant Lee Hubert and Special Guest Van Garnett, Training Program Specialist from Community Housing Partners (CHP) discuss practical tips and tools for building great Teams. [Read transcript here]

EP. 26- alleviating anxiety and cultivating civility in your workplace

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When tensions run high because of high workloads, looming deadlines, or un-addressed conflict, people’s relationships suffer. And when relationships suffer, your productivity takes a hit. Join us for this week’s VoltCast Illuminating Leadership as Jennifer Owen-O’Quill, a certified Conversational Intelligence™ Coach, joins us to address the intersection between anxiety, civility and performance capacity. You can anticipate a lively conversation as Jeff and Jennifer share strategies for alleviating anxiety, and tips and tactics that build trust, resilience, and creativity on your teams. Candor, civility and creativity are linked. Tune in to learn how those three elements drive the capacity of your team. [Transcript Here]

EP. 19- got a minute...? how to best invest each minute of your day!

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Time, the indefinite continued progress of existence and events that occur in an irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future. How many times have you been asked, "Got a minute…?” We can think of 10,080 reasons why this is an important question to answer. We all have 168 hours in a week (10,080 minutes.) How we spend them and who we spend them with often defines our success and quality of life. Is your calendar out of control? Do you find the time for the things that are really important? Do you often feel drained of energy due to competing time demands? Are there too many distractions? Would you like helpful ideas and practical tips for “creating” time? As with many things, Time can either be a terrible task master or a great servant. Please join Jeff Smith and Lee Hubert for the answers to these and other important questions. Got a minute…?

EP. 16- lessons learned from 2016

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Wow, 2016 was a fast-paced, full of change and interesting year. We will be reviewing lessons learned from our own business and from our client’s experiences. We will be sharing thoughts on acquisitions, new product launches, hiring new talent, firing some talent, moving to new locations and other case studies that we worked with in 2016. Please join Jeff Smith on Voltcast Illuminating Leadership as he will also share his own learning's from launching a radio show, writing a book and other thoughts from a successful year.

EP. 2- conversational intelligence of high trust teams

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Trust is an essential element for teams. It takes times to build it but can be destroyed in an instant. When you have trust, a whole new level of performance, pace, creativity and innovation can occur. We will be talking to Jennifer Owen-O’Quill of Voltage Leadership Consulting about how to create and build trust on teams. We will be learning about a new field called Conversational Intelligence that was created by Judith E. Glaser. It is the intersection of neuroscience, coaching and leadership. Please join us for this thought-provoking conversation and learn some practical tips about building and leading teams. [Read Transcript Here]