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"Tonight's restart is a testament to a league unwilling to surrender." A quote I read as the NBA began its quest in July 2020 to make the impossible, possible. A key figure in the middle of that quest was Kelly Flatow, Executive Vice President, Global Head of Events at the NBA. Kelly and her team put their lives on hold for 4 months, moved to Disne…
 
A CEO's Perspective, Followership with Jenica Myszkowski In today’s episode, Jeanie is joined by the CEO of Paper Source, Jenica Myszkowski. Jenica leads a diverse team that has grown to 136 successful brick and mortar locations nationwide, as well as a thriving e-commerce platform. In today’s episode Jeanie and Jenica discuss how authenticity and …
 
Nighttime Streetlights Are Stressing Out Urban Insects As insect populations—including bees, moths, and other pollinators—decline worldwide, researchers have established a variety of potential causes, including climate change, pesticides, and habitat loss. But now, new findings suggest yet another culprit may be part of the equation: night-time lig…
 
Scientists Potty Train Cows To Lower Greenhouse Gasses Scientists have known it for a long time: Cattle are a major source of nitrogen emissions, contributing to the global warming crisis. Alternatives have been tossed around for years: from eating less meat to feeding cows seaweed. Now, a new study out of Germany and New Zealand has a more outside…
 
A CEO's Perspective, Followership with Dr. Richard Dool Our 2nd episode of our 4 part followership series continues with CEO Dr. Richard Dool. Dr. Richard Dool is a former executive leader of organizations such as AT&T and General Electric and has also served as CEO of both public and private companies. In this episode, Richard explains his perspec…
 
New Policies Emerge In The Wake Of Climate-Connected Disasters This week, people across the United States continued to be reminded of the results of a shifting climate—with people in the Gulf states still recovering from Ida, northeastern states dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Ida-induced flooding, and western states battling wildfires and …
 
To Breed An Oyster In the ocean, climate change involves more than just warming temperatures. Water levels are shifting, and ocean chemistry is changing. Changes to ocean salinity caused by shifting amounts of freshwater could have big effects on the health of oysters, who need a certain range of saltiness in the water to be happy. As part of her d…
 
CEO Perspective, Followership with Dave Falter In the first episode of 4 part series on Followership, we kick off the month with a conversation with a six-time CEO and returning guest, Dave Falter. In this episode, Dave shares his personal leadership philosophy and connects us to what he feels is a crucial skill that all leaders must embody, follow…
 
Fact Check My Feed: Why Are People Taking Discredited Horse Medicine For COVID-19? If you’ve been online at all in the past few weeks, you’ve probably seen discussion about the drug ivermectin. It was originally developed as an antiparasitic treatment for livestock, and in 2015, the Nobel Prize in Medicine went to scientists who found that it helpe…
 
Nation Grapples With Several Climate Disasters At Once Hurricane Ida wreaked havoc on the eastern U.S. this week. It all started in Louisiana, leaving daunting damage and a long road to recovery for residents. Even though Ida was downgraded to a tropical storm after leaving the state, it left a trail of destruction through the eastern U.S. and mid-…
 
We hear a lot of stories of layoff's, furloughs and the real struggles people are experiencing from the wild ride of 2020. What we don't hear enough about are the stories of leaders who have used the layoff experience to reflect and step forward into their lives with more purpose and power. Marissa Fernandez is a former Chief Marketing Officer who …
 
Lead Like a Musher with Dave Falter Dave Falter walks his talk. Dave is not just a six-time CEO and Board Director who has successfully lead companies ranging from $1 billion to more than $25 billion across numerous industries, Dave sees himself as a coach and realizes he is reliant on his employees, as they are on him. Dave has a personal mission …
 
Understanding Energy and Its Impact on Leadership with Nina Crist Have you ever heard the saying “Emotions are energy in motion”? On today’s episode, I chat with Nina Crist as we unpack the energy within the body and discuss how it can be transformed into a positive impact on family members, teammates and clients. With her 20+ years of experience i…
 
We are in the middle of an extraordinary period of time and we have a lot of questions and emotions. Many of us have feelings of anxiety, fear and uncertainty and are seeing the same emotions in our children. Thankfully, we have help! Family Therapist Rose LaPiere has been helping families for over 20 years manage anxiety. Her practice offers vario…
 
A Skeletal Record Of Medieval England Society Whether you like it or not, a record of your life is constantly being chronicled. No, not through the internet or on social media—through your bones. If you’ve ever fractured a bone, that skeletal trauma stays with you forever, even after it heals. So researchers across the pond are using bones from med…
 
Pfizer’s Vaccine Is Now Fully Approved. What’s Next For The Pandemic? This week, the COVID-19 vaccine marketed by Pfizer finally received full FDA approval, moving out of the realm of “emergency use” to the status of a regular drug. In the wake of that change, many organizations—from the Pentagon to Ohio State University to the city of Chicago—are …
 
Money, Power & Purpose with Barbara Best “We need to do more to help other women succeed and help empower other women to own their voice and power” ~ Barbara Best We are in a pandemic season filled with a lot of uncertainties, changes in livelihood, how we relate to each other and also a changing economy. “Are you living in your purpose?” In this e…
 
Aligning Purpose and Partnership with Ross & Jeanie Coomber with guest interviewer: Naketa Thigpin In today’s episode Jeanie is joined by her husband of 26 years, Ross Coomber. Jeanie refers to Ross as her anchor, confidant and best friend. Ross and Jeanie share how they have grown together in their relationship over the years, from meeting in Lond…
 
Leadership is hard. It is especially difficult when you are living and leading through a worldwide pandemic. Fortunately, there are leaders like Jenica Myszkowski, Chief Operating Officer of Papersource in the world who has the wisdom and skill of a powerful internal guidance system, excellent instincts and business knowledge to navigate life. Jeni…
 
Words like self-care and pause are not common phrases you hear among ambitious, hard charging, forward thinking trailblazers but it should be! Naketa Ren Thigpen, an expert Balance and Relationship Advisor, Psychotherapist, Trauma Specialist and Author shares her wisdom on the power of the pause and what means to to re-charge your spirit as a strat…
 
What does competence and connection have to do with leadership? What about influence? In this conversation we reveal what it means to be a powerful communicator with our special guest, Amy Gonzales of AG Leadership. Amy has helped thousands of leaders around the world enhance their communication effectiveness and gravitas. In this podcast, we discu…
 
You, Too, Can Be All Thumbs. Or At Least Three. Take a look at your hand and fingers—and imagine that instead of five digits, you had an additional thumb, approximately opposite your natural thumb. Researchers at University College London built what they call the “Third Thumb”—a flexible, 3D-printed prosthetic device, controlled by pressure on sens…
 
Why The Delta Variant Will Make More Kids Sick As cases of the highly contagious Delta variant of COVID-19 continue to spike around the U.S., children are one of the hardest-hit groups. As children under 12 remain ineligible for vaccination, they and other unvaccinated groups are facing the highest rates of infection and hospitalization of the enti…
 
My dear Warriors, this is an honest, revealing and raw conversation. The amazing Coach, Consultant and Marketer, Marissa Fernandez is back and this time she is the interviewer and I am the interviewee! In this podcast, I am in the hot seat and we talk about everything from how to find your Warrior Magic to the people and situations that have shaped…
 
A Stomp, A Roar, An Elephantquake? An adult African elephant, the largest land animal on Earth, can weigh as much as two tons. Their activities—walking, playing, even bellowing—might shake the ground beneath them. But research in the journal Current Biology finds that the signals from an elephant’s walk are capable of traveling as far as three kilo…
 
This Fish Is The Master Of The Poignant Pause When listening to a well-practiced speaker, like during a lecture, a political event or during a favorite public radio show, you may notice they use pauses for dramatic effect. This type of nuance in communication may seem distinctly human, but we’re not the only species that takes advantage of pauses i…
 
How Imperfect Data Leads Us Astray Datasets are increasingly shaping important decisions, from where companies target their advertising, to how governments allocate resources. But what happens when the data they rely on is wrong or incomplete? Ira talks to technologist Kasia Chmielinski, as they test drive an algorithm that predicts a person’s race…
 
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