Playing In the Sandbox

Playing In the Sandbox

Playing in the Sandbox Podcast is designed to cultivate excellence and inspire action in today’s leaders… which is everyone. Host Tammy J. Bond is a Motivator and asker of Bold Questions, author, and top-ranked Keynote Speaker, Wife, and Mom who irritates her kids with all of her questions… Tammy believes in the power of Lead Yourself Well before You can Lead Others. Helping you harness the power of bold conversations, Tammy coaches leaders in the workplace to develop the skill of asking powerful questions that cultivate excellence in self and others.

Episodes

February 29, 2024 44 mins

Today’s guest has worked at many levels of different organizations and brings a wealth of knowledge to the topic of leadership and management! In today’s episode of Playing in the Sandbox, I’m so excited to bring you into my most recent conversation w...

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 I’m not afraid to have bold conversations, and this may be my boldest episode yet! Today on Playing in the Sandbox, I take you with me as I draw a line in the sand - if we want to improve company culture, we can’t just focus on leadership… It is so i...

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Who are you as a manager? In today’s episode of Playing in the Sandbox, I will take you through the 3 M’s of management. And, spoiler alert, one of these things is not like the others! So grab your pen and paper, write down some takeaways, and figure out which one of the 3 M’s just doesn’t belong in your management style!

  1. Mentoring is an amazing tool that can elevate the success of your team. ...
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January 11, 2024 31 mins

This year, we’re not just celebrating the New Year, we’re celebrating NOT quitting on Quitter’s Day! In this episode of Playing in the Sandbox, I’m digging into Quitter’s Day and how we can shift our perspective toward behavior changes that stick. On that note, we’re going to talk about framing our yearly reviews to help our team members get excited about changing their mindsets so they can accomplish great things.

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Welcome to the final episode of Playing in the Sandbox for this year! I'm thrilled to bring you a special Q&A episode crafted entirely from the questions you, our amazing listeners, have sent in. We will break down the problems so many of us face as leaders while we celebrate curiosity and our amazing community!

  1. When you want to see behavior changes in your team, set expectations,...
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Leaders, we have had so many learning moments on this podcast throughout 2023. For this episode, we’re looking back over the year to celebrate our wins and leave behind the things that no longer serve us. 

  1. The best leaders use the “Power of Regret” to move forward and make big changes. Instead of wallowing in it or pushing it away, confronting regrets can help leaders take action....
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One issue many people have when it comes to storytelling is getting to the main points. The whole point of using storytelling as a leader is to make your team members take action. But how can they act when they do not understand what you’re trying to convey?

In this episode, we’ll discuss five key ways leaders can become bottom-line communicators. Listen to this insightful episode to help you develop an es...

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If your team is operating in chaos, you may have a pot-stirrer in your midst. In this episode, I’m sharing some insights into the inner workings of the pot-stirrer’s mind. Strong leaders have a responsibility to help their teams see their way through tough situations - it’s time to stop stirring the pot and start stepping up.

  1. Pot-stirrers thrive on chaos and tension in the workplace. They manipulate and strong-arm...
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The fear of failure can be a self-fulfilling prophecy if you let it. It’s time to leave the fear behind and break through your barriers. In this episode, I’m here to tell my own personal story of MY fear of failure and share ideas for how you can overcome what holds you back.

  1. If you are becoming stagnant, look inward to discover the truth of why it’s happening. Stagnation can caus...
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It happens to everyone, so why are we so afraid of being wrong? In today’s episode, I’m diving into the power you gain when you stop fearing failure. Owning your mistakes strengthens your integrity and creates opportunities to learn more about yoursel...

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September 14, 2023 24 mins

Navigate team meetings, bold conversations, and tense moments with ease through well-timed pauses! In today’s episode of Playing in the Sandbox, I want to share the Power of Pause with you. When you have the emotional awareness to know how to apply it, you can avoid having your thinking hijacked by tension or frustration.

  1. Even though “hitting the pause button” might seem simple, s...
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No matter what kind of organization you lead, the way you support others and support yourself determines your team’s strength and success. In this episode of Playing in the Sandbox, I interview Larry Brey (“LB”), the Associate Pastor at Elevation Chur...

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If you’re worried about the state of your team, it might be time to hold up the mirror and see if the inconsistency in your leadership is the culprit. In this episode of Playing in the Sandbox, I’m going to walk you through the costs of inconsistency so you can understa...

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After the upheaval over the past three years, the workplace has emerged as an enemy. It’s time to unpack what happened and create a path forward. In this episode of Playing in the Sandbox, I sit down with Gary Campbell, the Founder and Owner of Impact to L...

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For better or worse, the patterns you embody have brought you to where you are today. I’m here today to invite you to examine your patterns and identify the ones that no longer serve you. In this episode of Playing in the Sandbox, I’m going to discuss the ...

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Lead in all areas of your life, not just in the office. To be a productive, effective leader, you need to be strong, healthy, decisive, and disciplined. Getting enough sleep is the foundation for all of these things. In today’s episode of Playing in the Sandbox, I meet with Chris Warnes (C.W.) to talk about how revolutionizing his sleep habits has helped him build his success.

Here are some topics C.W. sha...

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Being a leader is one thing. Being a leader who understands their personal leadership style and can effectively use it is another thing. In today’s episode of Playing in the Sandbox, in the first part of a two-part episode, I meet with Chris Warnes (C.W.) to discuss how...

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If you’ve been avoiding a difficult conversation with someone in the workplace, this episode is for you. Today on Playing In The Sandbox, I’m sharing some specific, actionable tips that can give you the confidence to walk into a bold conversation from a place of strengt...

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An issue a lot of entrepreneurs and leaders face when they begin to make money is playing with that money, then subsequently losing it. In today’s episode of Playing In The Sandbox, I meet with Melissa Houston to talk about her experience with money and how you can avoi...

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