Aim Higher: The podcast with purpose

Aim Higher: The podcast with purpose

Reach your full potential by joining a conversation with Skip Prichard and his array of guests as they share stories of their own leadership journeys.

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June 13, 2022 20 min

We all know the obvious “suck up” type. The obsequious, fawning sycophant who only gives the boss good news, is always complimentary, and who (probably) is disliked by everyone—including the boss. In real life, the distinction between “managing up” and “sucking up” is rarely that black-and-white. How can you be the kind of employee your boss wants and needs without simply slathering on empty praise? Hint: it’s all about honest comm...

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We're in a difficult, stressful time in the world. That's why it's a good moment to go back and review Skip's interview with  Amy Blankson, bestselling author of “The Future of Happiness.” One of the first guests on "Aim Higher," Amy teaches us how to achieve more happiness even in the midst of difficulty. She is a co-founder of the Digital Wellness Collective and most recently has shared her thought leaders...

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Skip updates this season one episode with a reminder that self-awareness is key to leadership, to teams, success, and to good relationships. Because this subject is so important, he revisits the conversation he had with leadership experts Tammi Spayde, Drew Bordas, and Elyse Wampler as they discuss practical techniques for improving self-awareness. 

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As one of our regular panelists, Drew Bordas, reminds us this week, there is a wide range of “difficult people,” and a wide range for how to get along with them. On the one hand, it’s not worth confronting a family member with a slightly irritating habit whom you only see once a year. But if you work closely, every day, with someone whose attitude and habits are challenging? It’s better to deal with the situation than put up with b...

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May 16, 2022 28 min

Why do Americans work so hard, so long, and vacation so little? The health, creativity, social, and productivity benefits of time off are well documented. Yet many of us feel guilty for taking a day off here-and-there, to say nothing of a week or two. In this week’s episode, my expert guests talk about why we don’t take the vacation we need and provide some strategies for how to get better at doing so. 

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May 9, 2022 36 min

Nobody really enjoys conflict. But there are times it is unavoidable and even important. As a leader, you won’t be able to make positive changes, in many cases, without some conflict. But if you avoid conflict rather than dealing with it as a necessary part of business? You can make it much, much worse. My panel of leadership experts helps get to the root of problematic conflict this week, and we come to some conclusions that will ...

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May 2, 2022 21 min

How do you define “leadership presence?” How can you tell from meeting someone, working with them, listening to them speak—this person is a great leader? Ask around (as I did) and I think you’ll find that there are many different definitions. Which is OK, because there are many kinds of successful leaders. But, as my panel of experts and I discussed, there are some very similar traits that seem to be common among great leaders. Lis...

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April 25, 2022 32 min

Is fear always bad? How can we safely approach and examine our fears? Can fear be useful in the workplace? How should leaders deal with fear? These are some of the questions my panel of experts discussed this week. Our conclusion? That, as a leader, you have the power to recognize that fear is often based in reality, but then quickly apply yourself, and your team, to accomplishing something because of it. In short, don’t let fear r...

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This week I had the pleasure of talking with John David Mann and Ana Gabriel Mann, MA, co-authors of, “The Go-Giver Marriage: A Little Story About the 5 Secrets to Lasting Love.” It’s a lovely, helpful book in two parts. First, a parable about a couple who learn all about the 5 secrets duringone day. Then “the practice,” a guidebook that walks us through how the secrets work and how to practice them in your relationship. We discuss...

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It’s one of the most stressful parts of work for many people—the interview process. And not just for the new hire! Finding, attracting, interviewing, and bringing on new team members is a crucial and challenging role for good managers and leaders. This week, my expert panel answers questions from our listeners about interview preparation, rehiring staff who’ve left, the importance of research, and even... what to do when a new empl...

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Have you ever had a boss who stresses you out? Do your ideas seem to fall on deaf ears? Or do you feel like you get blamed for things you didn’t do? Tune in to this week’s episode where we review questions from our listeners. My panel of business and HR experts helps unpack some tricky situations and provides insightful suggestions on how to move forward.  

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This week I got the chance to sit down with one of my favorite people, Becky Robinson, CEO of Weaving Influence. Her digital marketing agency partners with authors and other thought leaders to grow their influence online. She’s also the author of “Reach: Create the Biggest Possible Audience for Your Message.” She shares some great advice on how to make sure that your online and offline brands are supporting each other in ways that ...

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March 21, 2022 32 min

We can’t really escape stress. Even positive life events – weddings, a new job, new kids, travel – often cause “good stress.” But 8-out-of-10 people say that they experience stress regularly at work. That’s not the good kind. How can you, as a manager, help your team recognize, analyze, and deal with stress? This week on Aim Higher, my panel of leadership experts provides some excellent advice. They’ve got some tips on how to deal ...

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March 14, 2022 33 min

Henry David Thoreau famously said, “Things do not change; we change.” Certainly, there are events and circumstances we can’t control. But as leaders, we must embrace the fact that change is not only inevitable—but often desirable. In fact, leadership is almost always about change: we don’t “lead” into areas we’re already familiar with. In this week’s podcast, my panel of experts reviews seven key change management skills I think ar...

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What makes a smart leader? In this episode of “Aim Higher,” Skip sits down with Mark Miller, Chick-fil-A Vice President of High-Performance Leadership. Mark’s brand-new book, “Smart Leadership: Four Simple Choices to Scale Your Impact,” presents research-based “smart choices” that the best leaders make. In this fast-paced discussion, Skip and Mark talk about the “quicksand” that can encompass leaders unless they decide to make the ...

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This week, my panel of experts and I discuss how a negative attitude can impact your career, your coworkers--and even your lifespan! It’s well known that a consistent, negative attitude can create health problems. That holds true for organizations as well as individuals. What can you do to help “heal” a negative attitude in others or yourself? My guests bring some really great, practical suggestions for why, how, and when you can b...

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As Peter Drucker said, “Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else.” In this episode of “Aim Higher,” my panel of business experts asks some tough questions for leaders at all stages of their careers. Are you more intentional about budgeting time than money? What would your “credit score” be for how you spend your time? How do you assess whether a future activity (especially a meeting) is a good investment of your time? W...

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One of my favorite podcasts is Jeff Brown’s, “Read to Lead.” He’s been doing it for around eight years, and I’m so pleased that he’s taken the time to write a book of his own, all about the power of reading and lifelong learning. “Read to Lead: The Simple Habit that Expands Your Influence and Boosts Your Career” is a wonderful guide to better and more effective reading as part of your leadership discipline. I was excited to ask Jef...

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February 7, 2022 28 min

Along with his panel of business experts, Skip confronts the top challenges waiting for leaders over the next year. While we’ve all made monumental shifts because of the pandemic, those changes aren’t done and neither are the ways we’re all reacting to them. Be a better leader by anticipating these challenges and confronting them directly. Because your biggest challenge may be keeping up your enthusiasm for the long haul. 

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It's been nearly two years of living and working in a world shaped by COVID-19. And I think we’re all beginning to see that some of the ways we’ve adapted to this environment will linger after the pandemic is in our rearview mirror. But is it all bad? Throughout history, shifts brought on by seismic world events have driven some very important, positive changes. Join my expert panel this week as we consider the ways COVID-19 ha...

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