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.


March 9, 2023 35 min

Too often, business leaders and managers aren’t comfortable handling conflict. Although dealing with conflict can be scary, knowing how to is CRUCIAL for managing a team. In today’s episode of Playing In The Sandbox, I’ll be going over how you can effectively manage conflict.

 The KEY thing to know about navigating conflict is: Have a plan beforehand. If you have a plan before conflict arises, you’ll be FAR more successful at act...

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Rich Acosta came from a hospitality background but currently works in a corporate environment, but has maintained the SAME level of excellent service at every level. In today’s episode of Playing In The Sandbox, I’ll be talking to Rich about how to maintain this excellence at every level as a leader.

Throughout his years of experience, as well as his experience with switching industries, Rich has continually drummed up excellence. ...

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February 9, 2023 25 min

Some people are coasters and do the bare minimum. These people are in duck and cover mode. In today’s episode of Playing In The Sandbox, I’ll be discussing how you can address duck and coverers if you are one, or one is on your team.

Operating in duck-and-cover mode is a HUGE bane for not only your work performance but your mental well-being. You’re NOT achieving the maximum results you could be. So what do we do, once we know we’r...

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Whenever you set a goal or plan for yourself, have you ever stopped to think about what you want to start, stop, and continue? This start, stop, continue method is a FANTASTIC way to give your team valuable feedback. In today’s episode of the Playing In The Sandbox podcast, I’ll be going over this method.

The start, stop, continue method is a great feedback loop to utilize as a leader. Here are some ways you can use the start, stop...

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Too often, people become overly comfortable with their current situation. Comfort and satisfaction, however, are the ENEMY of change and growth. In today’s episode of the Playing In The Sandbox podcast, I’ll go over how you can’t change something if you tolerate it.

As a leader, and as a professional, whatever we tolerate we will see more of. Here are some reasons why you CANNOT change what you tolerate.

1. The reasons you tolerate...

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Regret is an all too common emotion. Despite its ubiquity though, regret is more often than not MISUNDERSTOOD. In Dan Pink’s book The Power Of Regret, Pink goes over the idea of “If Only” thinking. In today’s episode of the Playing In The Sandbox podcast, I’ll go over a few ways you, as a leader, can utilize if only thinking.

Here are just a few tips YOU can use to help regret propel you forwards instead of letting it harm you:

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    The new year is right upon us, and you may have some projects/tasks that are still lingering. What about the things you hope to achieve in the new year? It can become overwhelming thinking about finishing the year and getting ready for the new one. Today I will cover how to finish the year strong so that you can set up the new year with excellence. So Be sure to get your copy of the action plan on Here is what y...

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    Companies with high trust levels outperform companies with low trust levels by 186%. Trust is a key factor in higher productivity. Higher productivity leads to fewer sick days and more enjoyment in the workplace. In today's episode, I will teach you how to increase trust in your employees so they can increase their TRUST in you. Here is what you can expect. 

  • Ways leaders can model trust in their people and the results of a trus...
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    As a leader if you are not holding your employees accountable to expectations you are failing. You are playing NOT to lose when you lack expectation, lack process, and put process over people. On today’s episode of Playing In The Sandbox Podcast, I give you three ways to play NOT to lose with your employees.

    These three tips will help you to honor the process and the people for optimal performance. 

  • Ensure you have the right people...
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    November 10, 2022 23 min

    Today, on Playing In The Sandbox I want to talk about losing and the way that you manage yourself, your goals, and your outcomes. As a leader, you may be holding your team in the under-performance zone because of the way that you view goal-setting and accountability. Playing NOT to lose is a risk-avoidance strategy, which could hold you and your team back from reaching your full potential. 

    As a leader you should: 

  • Address ‘playing...
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    In today’s episode of Playing In The Sandbox, Tammy gets personal and talks about you and your B.S… Your belief systems.  She discusses how to identify your belief systems, understand the root of your belief system, and the tools that you can use to identify the B.S. that could be limiting those around you. 

    What is a belief system?

  • A mental structure that influences the way we perceive the world around us. Belief systems are roote...
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    Welcome to the new podcast Playing In The Sandbox Podcast, hosted by Tammy J. Bond! Tammy has a long history of building teams, transforming business owners and shifting mindsets with proven performance improvement. As a consultant to many, from Startups to Government Leaders to Fortune 500 leaders, Tammy has a long history of showing people how to move through the challenges of what they see, and transform their circumstances into...

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    We often promote people who can build a widget well but don’t know how to lead people. Tammy has seen after years of coaching and consulting that leaders don’t know how to lead themselves well. In today's episode of Playing In The Sandbox Podcast, Tammy gives you 4 tips for leading yourself well. 

  • Look in the mirror
  • You cannot change what you cannot define. Look in the mirror and ask yourself what areas you are deficient in. As...
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    On this episode of Playing In The Sandbox Podcast, Tammy talks with Donald Kelly about taking ownership of your craft, personal leadership, and Donald's new book “Sell It Like A Mango”. Donald Kelly is a sales expert whose podcast has 3.6 million downloads and has been featured in Forbes, he is the founder of The Sales Evangelist and author of “Sell It Like A Mango”. 

    What has Donald learned about taking ownership as he built h...

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    October 11, 2022 2 min
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