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The Square and The Triangle | LDP Ep.021

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Welcome to Ep.021 of the Leadership Decoded Podcast in the Loop Internet studio hosted by Dr. Will Ramey!

In this episode we are talking about the square and the triangle approach to leadership. Finding a balance between two parts of leadership; relationships and results. A good friend and colleague of mine, Mark Stevens wrote a book that lays out how to identify which end of the spectrum you lean towards and how to strike a better balance. Let’s dive in!

Dr. Ramey, is a former U.S. Army Officer and Bronze Star recipient. Beyond his military leadership, he has led teams for several Fortune 100 companies and the Department of Defense. Currently, Dr. Ramey is an executive leadership coach, keynote speaker, and executive MBA Adjunct Professor at Drexel University.

The mission of the Leadership Decoded Podcast is to educate and empower leaders of all levels. Each episode will discuss a specific topic of leadership and the practical strategies and proven techniques that can be applied to improve your leadership abilities both in and out of the workplace.

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Welcome to Ep.021 of the Leadership Decoded Podcast in the Loop Internet studio hosted by Dr. Will Ramey!

In this episode we are talking about the square and the triangle approach to leadership. Finding a balance between two parts of leadership; relationships and results. A good friend and colleague of mine, Mark Stevens wrote a book that lays out how to identify which end of the spectrum you lean towards and how to strike a better balance. Let’s dive in!

Dr. Will Ramey, is a former U.S. Army Officer and Bronze Star recipient. Beyond his military leadership, he has led teams for several Fortune 100 companies and the Department of Defense. Currently, Dr. Ramey is a corporate leadership coach, keynote speaker, and an Executive MBA Adjunct Professor at Drexel University.

 

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Ask Me Anything: Leadership Q&A | LDP Ep.020

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Welcome to Ep.020 of the Leadership Decoded Podcast in the Loop Internet studio hosted by Dr. Will Ramey!

In this episode you get to ask me anything about leadership and I answer the call.

Listen in as I unpack the transformative role of leadership coaching, distinguishing it from mentorship and counseling. I shed light on how coaching harnesses the present to propel clients toward their near-future goals, utilizing the GROW model to navigate through goals, reality checks, opportunities, and ways forward. This process isn’t about providing immediate answers, but rather sparking self-reflection and incremental change, something that requires setting clear expectations from the get-go.

Then, get ready to explore the imaginative world of LEGO SERIOUS PLAY, a methodology that blends physical interaction with emotional and cognitive insights. Discover how this hands-on approach can revolutionize team building and personal development. We also tackle a listener’s question about fostering leadership in new team leaders, emphasizing the synergy between mentorship, social learning, and coaching. This episode is a treasure trove for anyone keen on leadership evolution, packed with actionable advice and creative strategies for personal and professional growth.

I’m here to serve by sharing my knowledge and experience to help you lead at your best at work and in your everyday life.

Dr. Ramey, is a former U.S. Army Officer and Bronze Star recipient. Beyond his military leadership, he has led teams for several Fortune 100 companies and the Department of Defense. Currently, Dr. Ramey is an executive leadership coach, keynote speaker, and executive MBA Adjunct Professor at Drexel University.

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Staying Calm in the Storm | LDP Ep.019

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Welcome to Ep.019 of the Leadership Decoded Podcast in the Loop Internet studio hosted by Dr. Will Ramey!

In this episode we are working through staying calm in the storm of chaos, at work or in life. One approach that can carry you through tough times when leading is Þetta Reddast. This is an Icelandic phrase that embodies a unique attitude towards challenges, uncertainties, and difficulties. Þetta Reddast reflects an optimistic and resilient mindset that is deeply ingrained to help you stay calm and navigate your way to success.

Dr. Ramey, is a former U.S. Army Officer and Bronze Star recipient. Beyond his military leadership, he has led teams for several Fortune 100 companies and the Department of Defense. Currently, Dr. Ramey is an executive leadership coach, keynote speaker, and executive MBA Adjunct Professor at Drexel University.

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Get Your Second Wind with Sisu | LDP Ep.018

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Welcome to Ep.018 of the Leadership Decoded Podcast in the Loop Internet studio hosted by Dr. Will Ramey!

In this episode we are exploring the fascinating Finnish concept of Sisu and its application to leadership. Sisu, is a Finnish term that encapsulates resilience, courage, and determination in the face of adversity. Thanks to the research of Elisabet Lahti for bringing this cross-cultural concept to the conversation.

Dr. Ramey, is a former U.S. Army Officer and Bronze Star recipient. Beyond his military leadership, he has led teams for several Fortune 100 companies and the Department of Defense. Currently, Dr. Ramey is an executive leadership coach, keynote speaker, and executive MBA Adjunct Professor at Drexel University.

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The Rubber Ball of Resilience | LDP Ep.017

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Welcome to Ep.017 of the Leadership Decoded Podcast in the Loop Internet studio hosted by Dr. Will Ramey!

In this episode we get into the rubber ball of resilience. Channeling your mindset into resiliency will help you lead through adversity. Join us as we explore what resiliency is and how to cultivate it to help you armor up, overcome obstacles, and prevent burnout. Let’s dive into the research and application of this shield of stress.

Dr. Ramey, is a former U.S. Army Officer and Bronze Star recipient. Beyond his military leadership, he has led teams for several Fortune 100 companies and the Department of Defense. Currently, Dr. Ramey is an executive leadership coach, keynote speaker, and executive MBA Adjunct Professor at Drexel University.

The mission of the Leadership Decoded Podcast is to educate and empower leaders of all levels. Each episode will discuss a specific topic of leadership and the practical strategies and proven techniques that can be applied to improve your leadership abilities both in and out of the workplace.

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The Gritty Road to My Doctorate | LDP Ep.016

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Welcome to Ep.016 of the Leadership Decoded Podcast in the Loop Internet studio hosted by Dr. Will Ramey!

In this episode, we are getting gritty! I share the gritty road to obtaining my doctorate degree. Thanks to the research of Angela Duckworth, we know that grit plays a part in how we persevere and build up our resilience. Join us as we explore the profound impact perseverance, passion, and long-term commitment has on your ability to achieve your goals.

Dr. Ramey, is a former U.S. Army Officer and Bronze Star recipient. Beyond his military leadership, he has led teams for several Fortune 100 companies and the Department of Defense. Currently, Dr. Ramey is an executive leadership coach, keynote speaker, and executive MBA Adjunct Professor at Drexel University.

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Who Needs a Title to Lead?! | LDP Ep.015

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Welcome to Ep.015 of the Leadership Decoded Podcast in the Loop Internet studio hosted by Dr. Will Ramey!

In this episode we get into the delicate dance of leading without positional authority because you don’t need a title to lead. Positional authority is not the only pathway to leadership. Some of the most impactful leaders are those who lead by influence, collaboration, and the strength of their ideas, not their title. Join us as we dive into insights that will empower you to lead, inspire, and make a meaningful impact, even without the formal title.

Dr. Ramey, is a former U.S. Army Officer and Bronze Star recipient. Beyond his military leadership, he has led teams for several Fortune 100 companies and the Department of Defense. Currently, Dr. Ramey is an executive leadership coach, keynote speaker, and executive MBA Adjunct Professor at Drexel University.

The mission of the Leadership Decoded Podcast is to educate and empower leaders of all levels. Each episode will discuss a specific topic of leadership and the practical strategies and proven techniques that can be applied to improve your leadership abilities both in and out of the workplace.

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Intrinsic Motivation | LDP Ep.014

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Welcome to Ep.014 of the Leadership Decoded Podcast in the Loop Internet studio hosted by Dr. Will Ramey!

In this episode we take a look at intrinsic motivation, Self-Determination Theory and its application to leadership. Join us as we explore the transformative power of this theory, how it shapes the dynamics of motivation and autonomy, and practical strategies for leveraging its principles in your leadership approach.

Dr. Ramey, is a former U.S. Army Officer and Bronze Star recipient. Beyond his military leadership, he has led teams for several Fortune 100 companies and the Department of Defense. Currently, Dr. Ramey is an executive leadership coach, keynote speaker, and executive MBA Adjunct Professor at Drexel University.

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Demystifying Extrinsic Motivation | LDP Ep.013

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Welcome to Ep.013 of the Leadership Decoded Podcast in the Loop Internet studio hosted by Dr. Will Ramey!

In today’s episode we break open the impact of Expectancy Theory when leveraging extrinsic motivation with your team. When supplying extrinsic motivation, it’s imperative to connect effort, performance, and outcomes. Join us as we delve into how understanding and applying Expectancy Theory can transform your leadership approach.

Dr. Ramey, is a former U.S. Army Officer and Bronze Star recipient. Beyond his military leadership, he has led teams for several Fortune 100 companies and the Department of Defense. Currently, Dr. Ramey is an executive leadership coach, keynote speaker, and executive MBA Adjunct Professor at Drexel University.

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Creativity and Play

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Creativity and Play

Research Backed Approaches to Leadership and Team Dynamics by Dr. Will Ramey, The Leadership Dr.

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Unleashing Success Through Creativity and Play: A Leader’s Guide

In the fast-paced world of leadership, where results, strategies, and goals often take center stage, there’s an often underestimated secret weapon that can propel teams and organizations to new heights: creativity and play. The idea of infusing work environments with creativity and play might seem unconventional, but the benefits they offer are far from trivial. In this article, we’ll delve into the significance of incorporating creativity and play in leadership, explore relevant research, and provide actionable ways for leaders to implement these principles.

The Power of Creativity and Play in Leadership

At first glance, creativity and play might seem like distractions from serious work. However, they are powerful tools that can enhance problem-solving, team cohesion, and innovation. For leaders, fostering environments where these elements thrive can yield numerous advantages.

Why Creativity and Play Matter for Leaders:

Enhanced Problem-Solving: Creativity encourages individuals to think beyond conventional solutions. Leaders who embrace creativity empower their teams to tackle challenges from new angles, fostering a culture of innovation and adaptability.

Boosted Employee Engagement: When work feels like play, employees become more engaged and invested in their tasks. This leads to higher job satisfaction and increased productivity, ultimately benefiting the organization.

Strengthened Team Dynamics: Playful interactions break down hierarchical barriers and promote collaboration among team members. This can lead to improved communication, trust, and overall team cohesion.

Innovation Catalyst: Creative and playful environments are breeding grounds for innovation. Leaders who embrace these qualities are better positioned to drive their organizations forward and stay ahead of the competition.

Results Backed by Research:

Numerous studies underline the positive impact of creativity and play on workplace dynamics. For instance, a study by Teresa Amabile and her team at Harvard Business School found that creativity is a key driver of employee motivation, job satisfaction, and overall performance. Another research paper published in the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology suggests that playful activities can enhance employee well-being, particularly in high-stress work environments.

Implementing Creativity and Play at Work:
  1. Encourage Open-Mindedness: Create spaces where employees feel comfortable sharing unconventional ideas. Regular brainstorming sessions and idea-sharing forums can promote creative thinking.
  2. Embrace Flexibility: Allow flexible work arrangements that cater to individual preferences. Allowing employees to choose when and where they work can foster a sense of autonomy, enhancing their engagement and creativity.
  3. Gamify Tasks: Introduce elements of gamification to everyday tasks. Setting up challenges, rewards, and friendly competitions can infuse a sense of play into routine work.
  4. Dedicated Creative Time: Allocate time for employees to explore personal creative projects related to their roles. This “creative time” can lead to fresh insights and innovative solutions.
  5. Team-Building Activities: Organize team-building activities that involve games, puzzles, and collaborative challenges. These activities promote teamwork, communication, and problem-solving in a playful context.
Get out of The Box:

As leaders, the role of fostering creativity and play cannot be underestimated. The benefits, ranging from improved problem-solving to heightened employee engagement, are too substantial to ignore. By creating an environment where employees feel encouraged to think outside the box and engage in playful activities, leaders can pave the way for innovation, collaboration, and lasting success.

So, next time you’re charting out strategies and setting goals, remember that a touch of creativity and a dash of play might be the missing ingredients that lead your team to unparalleled achievements.

Check out my TEDxTalk about how shared leadership saved my life: Dr. Will Ramey Delivers TEDx Talk on Shared Leadership

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