3 Keys Ways Leaders Can Take Their Employees from “Disposable Batteries” to Energized Team Members

June 30, 2022By OpKicksEmpathy, Leadership, Podcast Preview, Productivity

Your employees aren’t batteries, so why treat them like they’re disposable or easily replaced? That’s the mindset of Josh Levin, a recent guest on the Mindfulness Manufacturing podcast and the CEO of Empowered Electric in Kansas City, Missouri. With his high energy and “people over profit” attitude, Josh is a great example of a leader … Read More

Using Relentless Empathy in the Therapeutic Relationship: Connecting with Challenging and Resistant Clients

April 5, 2022By OpKicksBook Reviews, Empathy No Comments

Using Relentless Empathy in the Therapeutic Relationship: Connecting with Challenging and Resistant Clients | Author: Anabelle Bugatti, 2021 What’s It All About? In her book, Anabelle Bugatti—also known as Dr. Belle—packs in deep, science-based concepts that help readers find value and connect with their community, and she does it all in under 100 pages! The … Read More

Showing Who You Really Are: The Key Characteristics of Great Leaders

March 25, 2022By OpKicksArticles by Trevor, Empathy, Leadership, Podcast Preview No Comments

“People see who you are—even if you don’t!” That’s one of the favorite sayings of John Raymer, a recent guest on my Mindfulness Manufacturing podcast. In this episode, John shared some great insights learned from his 28-year-career with Toyota Motor Manufacturing, especially about how manufacturing leaders can identify problems in their organizations by looking closely … Read More

There’s No Crying in Frames: Why Leaving Your Emotions at the Door Doesn’t Work

June 28, 2021By OpKicksArticles by Trevor, Emotional Intelligence, Empathy, Leadership No Comments

“There’s no crying in baseball!” Thanks to the 1992 movie A League of Their Own, where Tom Hanks plays a coach for an all-women’s baseball team, this quote has become famous and even came in at number 54 on the American Film Institute’s list of top 100 movie quotes. Like many others, I found the … Read More

Dare to Lead

April 17, 2019By OpKicksBook Reviews, Empathy, Leadership

Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. | Author: Brené Brown, 2018 | What’s it all about? One of my favorite questions to ask a leader who is struggling to develop an employees is: ‘What was their response when you sat one-on-one to discuss the performance gap openly?’ Time and time again, I get … Read More