Ken and Russell wanted to f***ing talk to long time friend and collaborator Nicole Zylstra about her work as an improviser, actor, director and playwright. Nicole draws on her work as a leading light in the Calgary Improv Scene to discuss how this artistic approach can be used in the business world.
14 – Lessons in Leadership 3 – British General Sir John Moore and Irish Singer/Songwriter Phil Lynott
Russell talks to Ken about two figures from history, British General Sir John Moore and Irish Singer/Songwriter Phil Lynott. Now what the f**k could these two people teach us about leadership and what could they f***ing have in common?
Many of us have had or currently have a great manager, but many of us will also have had/have a f***ing nightmare of a boss, someone who drives you and your co-workers f***ing crazy. In this episode Ken and Russell discuss a collection of the worst f***ing bosses submitted by our listeners.
12 – Hollywood F***ing Legend – Not Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy or Liam Neeson, but an interview with actor and improvisor Peter Strand Rumpel
What a f***ing great interview with actor and improvisor Peter Strand Rumpel, our long time friend and collaborator who has worked with us in our Forum Theatre for Business Programs since the beginning. Peter has also appeared in many TV Shows including Wynonna Earp, Tin Star and Hell on Wheels [...]
Russell & Ken share some of their least favourite phrases and explain why they’re so tired, disingenuous, or just plain offensive
Do you have colleagues wearing a Sun Hat in your workplace? If they are disengaged, disgruntled or just plain disappointed, then they’re wearing a Sun Hat. In this episode Ken & Russell share the consequences to your organization of someone wearing a Sun Hat and what causes them to don this particular piece of headgear. Also, Russell waxes poetic about work life in the auld country.
What do Bob Dylan and Andy Warhol have in common? Not a lot. And they didn’t like each other. So they'd probably resent being paired together like this. But we’ll learn what we can from them anyway and apply it to communication, collaboration and the world of business.
Have you ever been guilty of wearing a Viking Helmet in your workplace? You can’t help your employees overcome their resistance if you can’t have empathy for them. Recognizing your Viking behaviour is the best way to build empathy. Russell walks us through his own experience as a Viking.
Do you have colleagues wearing a Viking Helmet in your workplace? If they’re resistant to change and clinging to the old ways, then you do. In this episode Ken & Russell look to the last Viking King as an analogy for how resistance to change can sabotage an organization.
We’ve all done it. I know I have, and I can’t be alone in this. So, I’m willing to bet you’ve done it too. You’ve given at least one of your direct reports the feedback sandwich. You’ve started off with something positive to get your employee on board. Then you’ve [...]