Practicing Empathy with Mark Murrell and Paulina Caprio

Episode Summary:

Empathy isn’t just about walking a mile in someone else’s shoes. Empathy requires you to be aware of someone else’s needs to the point that you can better serve them. In this episode of Flourishing Together, Raman talks to Mark Murell, Founder & CEO of Get Maine Lobster and Black Point Seafood, and Paulina Caprio, Change Management and Culture Transformation Advisor, about the different types of empathy and how they present in the personal and business realms.

Full Show Notes:

Mark Murrell is the Founder & CEO of Get Maine Lobster and Black Point Seafood. As an alumnus of the Junto Institute, Mark has reflected a lot on what empathy means. He talks to Raman about how empathy has evolved into three types: cognitive, emotional, and compassionate. Mark also discusses why all business leaders should encourage empathy among employees in addition to commerce and customers.

Next, Raman talks to Junto Women’s Initiative mentor Paulina Caprio. Paulina is a Change Management and Culture Transformation Advisor. She discusses fear and how she has developed empathy about the feeling when it shows up for her and those she interacts with.

Raman closes out the episode by defining the three types of empathy and how you can cultivate each in your own life.

  • [01:17] - Welcoming Mark Murrell, Founder & CEO of Get Maine Lobster and Black Point Seafood

    • [02:40] - Emotion wheel

    • [03:46] - Mark's first recollection of leadership

    • [04:13] - Using empathy authentically to create influence

    • [06:32] - What empathy means to Mark

    • [07:16] - The three levels of empathy

    • [09:55] - Recognizing types of empathy in personal life

    • [13:33] - How Mark is working on empathy in business

    • [14:54] - How companies can use empathy as a tool

    • [18:38] - Developing a sense of empathy through experience

    • [21:32] - Reconciling passion for empathy in a conflicting scenario

    • [24:34] - Choosing when to exercise empathy

    • [27:39] - How to use empathy to confront dissatisfied customers

    • [30:32] - Closing appreciations

  • [32:03] - Welcoming Paulina Caprio, Change Management and Culture Transformation Advisor

    • [33:29] - Emotion wheel

    • [34:22] - Paulina's first recollection of leadership

    • [35:49] - How Paulina's emotional intelligence journey was ignited

    • [41:07] - What Paulina has learned about leadership in hindsight

    • [43:30] - The antidote to command & control

    • [44:33] - Creating psychological safety

    • [49:15] - Learning to walk alongside fear

    • [53:43] - Leadership challenges for young professional women

    • [58:51] - Valuing feminine leadership skills

    • [1:00:47] - Closing appreciations 

  • [1:02:27] - Raman’s closing reflection

Leading by Example at Work and at Home, with Chris Campbell and Brian Jurewicz

Episode Summary:

Leadership by example is not just about burning the midnight oil to encourage your employees to work harder and harder. Rather, a good leader should listen and create a space that allows everyone to be their best. In this episode of Flourishing Together, Raman spoke with Chris Campbell of ReviewTrackers and Bryan Jurewicz of Arrow Payments about how they lead by example in both their work and their personal lives.

Full Show Notes:

Chris Campbell is the founder and CEO of ReviewTrackers and a travel enthusiast. Chris shares his formative leadership experience of running a lemonade stand and discusses how travel helped him find and identify his true self. Chris and Raman dive into what the true self is and the deep work it takes to find it.

Next, Raman is joined by Bryan Jurewicz, COO & CRO of Arrow Payments. Bryan is a lifelong athlete, even achieving a spot in the NFL. Athletics have long given Bryan a forum to develop his leadership skills and he talks to Raman about the evolution of how he came to be a believer in leading by example.

Raman closes out the episode with a reflection on why leading by example is not just for the office. Inspiring others to be their best applies to your personal life just as much as your work life.

  • [01:00] - Welcoming Junto alumnus Chris Campbell, Founder & CEO of ReviewTrackers

    • [01:38] - Emotion wheel

    • [02:39] - Chris' first recollection of leadership

    • [05:31] - Highest highs and lowest lows

    • [10:05] - Being shaped as a leader and a man through globetrotting

    • [13:12] - Being your true self

    • [19:42] - What Chris is learning about emotional intelligence

    • [22:33] - What Chris is learning about other people

    • [24:39] - Closing appreciations

  • [27:23] - Welcoming Junto mentor Bryan Jurewicz, COO & CRO at Arrow Payments

    • [28:32] - Emotion wheel

    • [29:08] - Bryan's first recollection of leadership

    • [30:32] - What Bryan learned about leadership as an athlete

    • [33:46] - Even poor leaders can lead by example

    • [37:37] - Leadership truths

    • [42:23] - How Bryan's personal views and beliefs have evolved over time

    • [44:00] - Looking back through the lens of emotional intelligence

    • [46:02] - Bringing emotional intelligence into the home

    • [48:21] - Bryan's mentoring style

    • [50:31] - Listening attentively

    • [52:06] - Closing appreciations

  • [53:57] - Closing Reflections with Raman

The Junto Institute runs a structured, designed Apprenticeship Program that is built on deep mentorship, emotional intelligence training, and teams learning together. Originating in 2012 in Chicago, IL, over 30 companies have graduated from Junto’s Apprenticeship program.

If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to Flourishing Together in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in Apple Podcasts. It really helps others find the show.

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Standing for Something, with Joe Rice and Brian Burkhart

Episode Summary:

Remaining true to your beliefs is key to living an authentic life, both in business and at home. Listen to this week’s episode of Flourishing together as Joe Rice and Brian Burkhart talk about identifying and sticking to your values.

Full Show Notes:

This week’s episode of Flourishing Together challenges you to be true to your values. It takes a healthy dose of introspection and self-awareness to recognize when you’re not standing up for your convictions in both business and personal settings. Joe Rice, Co-founder and Managing Director of Acliviti, and long-time mentor Brian Burkhart sat down with Raman to discuss why it’s vital that you stay true to your beliefs, even when that means going against the grain.

 Our first guest, Joe Rice is an alumnus of the Junto Institute and has been using the skills learned in the program to navigate his journey toward greater self-awareness. He shares his struggle with people pleasing and his desire to have greater confidence to stand up for his beliefs. Joe also discusses his belief that empowerment is the key to healthy leadership.

Next, Raman speaks with Brian Burkhart, Founder and Chief Word Guy at Square Planet. Brian has been a Junto mentor since 2013 and teaches classes on leadership communications for the institute. Brian’s new book, Stand for Something, teaches readers the value and importance of living an authentic life in harmony with core beliefs. He discusses how your beliefs dictate your actions and why it’s important that you know what you stand for.

Raman closes out the episode with a reflection on the intersection between standing up for your convictions while still being generous to others.

  • [01:00] - Welcoming JuntoAlumnus, Joe Rice

    • [02:09] - Emotion wheel

    • [03:12] - What is your first recollection of leadership?

    • [05:03] - What was behind the deep personal drive to go through the Junto Program?

    • [07:09] - How do you define healthy leadership?

    • [08:10] - What have you learned about yourself through the experience of starting your first company?

    • [10:00] - What have you learned about being a people pleaser and how are you mitigating it as you continue to build relationships?

    • [13:57] - Can you think of a recent example where you didn't succumb to pleasing someone?

    • [15:35] - How do you give your best to your personal and professional relationships?

    • [17:04] - What mental, emotional, and spiritual practices do you engage in to fuel personal growth?

    • [20:02] - Closing appreciations

  • [22:20] - Welcoming JuntoMentor Brian Burkhart
    [23:33] - Emotion wheel

    • [24:06] - What is your first recollection of leadership?

    • [27:23] - What is the difference between speaking (up) and leadership?

    • [29:17] - What range of emotions have you been feeling and what's driving them?

    • [31:37] - Have you felt anger, sadness, and fear in relation to your book launch?

    • [33:15] - What did you learn from the experience of moving your company to Phoenix?

    • [35:51] - How is this experience with 100% turnover shaping you as a leader?

    • [37:38] - Stand for Something: The Power of Building a Brand People Authentically Love

    • [40:34] - Life is too long to get it wrong

    • [41:59] - How have you been bold and how has that philosophy served you well?

    • [44:39] - How has being bold served you in a leadership capacity?

    • [47:20] - Junto-centric stories in Stand for Something

    • [48:40] - Closing appreciations

  • [51:17] - Closing Reflections with Raman

The Junto Institute runs a structured, designed Apprenticeship Program that is built on deep mentorship, emotional intelligence training, and teams learning together. Originating in 2012 in Chicago, IL, over 30 companies have graduated from Junto’s Apprenticeship program.

If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to Flourishing Together in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in Apple Podcasts. It really helps others find the show.

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The Evolution of Partnerships and Relationships, with Kathy Steele & Roy Stansbury

Episode Summary:

Flourishing Together is an exploration of the harmony between business and the self. This week's episode is an example of that. Kathy Steele is the CEO of  Red Caffeine and Roy Stansbury is a long-time mentor. Both join Raman for an in-depth discussion about evolving relationships and partnerships within an organization and the impact that evolution has on the organization itself.

Show Notes:

Kathy Steele is the CEO and Founder of Red Caffeine a growth consultancy that builds brands people want to work with and for. Red Caffeine was in one of the earliest Junto cohorts, going through the program as it continued to grow and evolve as a consultancy. Kathy and Raman dive into how she’s evolved herself as a leader over the last several years, which include difficult topics like a partnership fallout and succession planning. 

After Kathy, Raman is joined by Roy Stansbury, long time executive and mentor to Junto. Roy brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his mentorship opportunities, having seen companies rise and fall during his long and distinguished career. Roy and Raman break down how organizations will naturally grow and evolve over time and the mistakes he’s seen play out as part of those org structure evolutions. 

Lastly, Raman closes the episode by reflecting on key takeaways from both conversations, both reflecting on personal relationships and the impact of the third force in business meetings and conversations.

  • [01:23] - Welcoming Junto alumna Kathy Steele to Flourishing Together with the Emotion Wheel

    • [03:01] - First recollection of leadership

    • [04:15] - Advice to Kathy’s past self and to others in a similar phase of life

    • [08:28] - What happens when you have a partnership fallout, and how to mitigate partnership issues

    • [13:30] - Highs and lows in the process of a succession plan

    • [18:16] - How Kathy’s Junto experience impacted her business and life

    • [21:38] - What Kathy is learning about herself today

    • [22:55] - Closing appreciations

  • [26:05] - Welcoming mentor Roy Stansbury

    • [29:03] - First recollection of leadership

    • [30:50] - Building consensus and reaching resolutions

    • [32:24] - Other examples of a “third force”

    • [34:57] - The power of the phrase “I’m confused”

    • [36:46] - How Roy defines an org structure

    • [38:16] - Org structures evolving

    • [41:43] - How org structures drive decisions

    • [42:47] - How building a company develops org structures

    • [47:29] - Org structure mistakes

    • [49:47] - Sharing a lesson learned

  • [51:22] - Raman’s appreciations to Roy and reflections

The Junto Institute runs a structured, designed Apprenticeship Program that is built on deep mentorship, emotional intelligence training, and teams learning together. Originating in 2012 in Chicago, IL, over 30 companies have graduated from Junto’s Apprenticeship program.

If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to Flourishing Together in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in Apple Podcasts. It really helps others find the show.

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The Value of Achieving Clarity in Your Life, with Cathy Carroll & Dave Dyson

This week on Flourishing Together we’re going back to the beginning to talk with two of the original members of The Junto Institute family. 

First is Dave Dyson is the CEO of Eclipse Telecom and alumni of one of the earliest Junto cohorts. Dave takes Raman through his growth journey, both professionally as well as personally. Then they discuss what it’s like to go through a separation with a business partner and how to embrace leadership as a lone wolf. Finally, find out how Dave shows clarity to others on his team so they trust and follow his vision.

Next, Raman talks with Cathy Carroll. Cathy is the President of Legacy Onward and one of the first mentors at Junto. Her and Raman discuss her career transition from traditional corporate executive to coaching family businesses. Next, they cover how Cathy has grown over the past several years and how she spots and appreciates the ways family businesses differ from other types of business. Lastly, Cathy explains the role of clarity in her coaching and how she gives advice as a coach.

Finally, Raman reflects on his conversations and how important the common theme of clarity can be in defining a life's mission, vision and values. 

  • [00:33] - Conversation with Junto alumnus Dave Dyson, CEO of Eclipse Telecom

    • [01:47] - The Emotion Wheel

    • [03:36] - First recollection of leadership -- it was a happy accident

    • [06:08] - External/Internal personas as a quilt that makes you up as a person

    • [09:37] - Splitting with a business partner and maintaining the friendship

    • [14:22] - Embracing leadership when you’re a ‘lone wolf’

    • [20:39] - How finding self-compassion can drive personal and professional growth

    • [23:42] - Learning patience and how not to shut down other people’s emotions

    • [25:41] - Conveying clarity to your team to build trust in your vision

    • [27:40] - Closing appreciations

  • [29:35] - Conversation with Junto mentor Cathy Carroll, President of Legacy Onward

    • [30:28] - First recollection of leadership

    • [34:23] - Harmonizing business and self in the context of Cathy’s career journey  from a traditional corporate career to running a family business to running a coaching organization

    • [41:31] - Getting into coaching, building her practice and her devotion to growth and development

    • [45:36] - The less obvious and underappreciated ways that a family business differs from other businesses

    • [48:15] - Giving advice as a coach: creating awareness, recognizing emotions and avoiding ‘shoulds’

    • [52:16] - Closing appreciations

  • [54:22] - Raman’s closing reflection

The Junto Institute runs a structured, designed Apprenticeship Program that is built on deep mentorship, emotional intelligence training, and teams learning together. Originating in 2012 in Chicago, IL, over 30 companies have graduated from Junto’s Apprenticeship program.

If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to Flourishing Together in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in Apple Podcasts. It really helps others find the show.

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Leaders Are Always Under Construction, with Kristi Zuhlke & Kayne Grau

Flourishing Together brings together two special guests in this episode. First up is Kristi Zuhlke, founder and CEO of KnowledgeHound. Kristi was the first woman founder to go through the Junto program and has remained an active alumna. She discusses her first recollection of leadership and how she approaches personal growth and leadership.

Next, Raman speaks with longtime JuntoMentor Kayne Grau, a seasoned executive, investor, and entrepreneur. He’s currently the EVP of Sales at TradeRev. Kayne and Raman discuss the growing appreciation for emotional intelligence as well as humbling leadership moments.

Lastly, Raman reflects on the concept that leaders, and humans in general, are always under construction and therefore must continue building capabilities and competencies.

  • [01:40] - Welcoming Junto alumna Kristi Zuhlke to Flourishing Together with the Emotion Wheel

    • [02:50] - First recollection of leadership

    • [05:07] - Reflections and beliefs around dreaming big

    • [07:06] - Kristi’s dreams for today

    • [07:56] - What it’s like having investors and a board

    • [12:25] - Humbling experiences as a leader

    • [13:48] - Sharing experiences that might help other women leaders

    • [15:17] - What men need to know to better lead and be led by women

    • [17:37] - Kristi’s personal growth practice

    • [18:40] - Bringing faith into work without it becoming religious

    • [19:49] - Closing appreciations 

  • [21:09] - Welcoming Kayne Grau to the podcast

    • [22:00] - Emotion Wheel

    • [23:04} - First recollection of leadership

    • [26:27] - Bringing emotional intelligence into leadership

    • [28:37] - What spurred Kayne’s growing appreciation for emotional intelligence

    • [31:22] - Humbling experiences as a leader

    • [35:18] - Lessons learned from mentoring

    • [38:17] - Kayne’s personal growth practice

    • [39:08] - Current books on the nightstand

    • [39:55] - Closing  appreciations 

  • [41:34] - Raman’s closing reflection

The Junto Institute runs a structured, designed Apprenticeship Program that is built on deep mentorship, emotional intelligence training, and teams learning together. Originating in 2012 in Chicago, IL, over 30 companies have graduated from Junto’s Apprenticeship program.

If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to Flourishing Together in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in Apple Podcasts. It really helps others find the show.

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Living Out Core Values Through Activism & Philanthropy, with Chris Ruder & Grant Gochnauer

In this week’s episode of Flourishing Together, Raman Chadha sits down with Junto Alumnus Chris Ruder, Founder/CEO of Spikeball Inc to discuss his commitment to listening and building self-awareness, the roots of his activism and philanthropy, and how his team at Spikeball lives out their company values day-to-day.  

Raman also talks with Junto Mentor Grant Gochnauer, Co-Founder & CTO at Vodori Inc, about translating personal values into everyday decisions and professional life, how personal reflection can allow you to turn pain into progress and the daily habits that contribute to ongoing personal and professional growth.

Finally, Raman shares his reflections on the difficulty companies have in putting language to core values and how looking to personal or family values can serve as a useful tool when crafting company those values.  

  • [00:33] - Conversation with Junto Alumnus Chris Ruder, Founder/CEO of Spikeball Inc.

    • [01:47] - Emotion Wheel

    • [02:39] - First recollection of leadership

    • [04:44] - Roots of activism and philanthropy

    • [06:55] - Connecting beliefs and values with activism

    • [08:57] - How Spikeball team members live out the company values on a daily basis

    • [11:58] - Where that drive for growth comes from

    • [14:26] - The things that get in the way of growth

    • [15:11] - Why Twitter is a part of Chris’ regular growth practice

    • [18:07] - Current books on the nightstand

    • [18:41] - Closing appreciations

  • [19:38] - Conversation with Junto Mentor Grant Gochnauer, Co-Founder & CTO at Vodori Inc

    • [20:41] - Emotion Wheel

    • [21:27] - First recollection of leadership

    • [23:09] - How core values translate into everyday life

    • [25:38] - Core beliefs in career and professional life

    • [27:07] - Vodori policy on taking time off

    • [28:19] - Other values Grant carries through life

    • [30:10] - The impact of being ‘different’  

    • [32:22] - Who is Ray Dalio?

    • [33:05] - How core beliefs have influenced Grant’s activism

    • [35:17] - First memory of caring about personal growth

    • [37:41] - Omnifocus as the core of Grant’s growth practice

    • [42:15] - What has to give to make time to learn new things

    • [43:32] - The things that contribute to professional growth

    • [45:28] - How Junto has shaped views towards mentorship

    • [46:40] - Closing appreciations

  • [47:43] - Raman’s closing reflections

The Junto Institute runs a structured, designed Apprenticeship Program that is built on deep mentorship, emotional intelligence training, and teams learning together. Originating in 2012 in Chicago, IL, over 30 companies have graduated from Junto’s Apprenticeship program.

If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to Flourishing Together in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in Apple Podcasts. It really helps others find the show.

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Humility & Spirituality in Leadership, with Michael Patak & Gaye van den Hombergh

In the latest episode of Flourishing Together, Raman sits down with Michael Patak, Chief Visionary Officer of TopstepTrader, to talk about his journey from trader to founder/CEO and why he ultimately decided to step down as CEO. They discuss leadership, spirituality and the vulnerability that has been critical to Michael’s success.

Raman then sits down with Gaye van den Hombergh, Sr. Consulting Partner at Partners in Leadership. They have a frank conversation about the role of weakness in one’s life, the privilege of choice, and how she’s defined leadership throughout her career.

The episode closes with some reflections from Raman and the role he sees religion and spirituality play in achieving more openness.

  • [00:23] Conversation with JuntoAlumnus, Michael Patak, Chief Visionary Officer of TopstepTrader

    • [02:12] First recollection of leadership

    • [03:47] Vulnerability and humility in the trading world

    • [06:49] Role of religion and spirituality in life

    • [09:09] Connecting company core values and personal spirituality

    • [10:29] Experience stepping down as CEO

    • [14:01] Women as a key part of TopstepTrader’s history

    • [16:57] Lessons learned about leadership

    • [18:08] Being the one to hold the vision

    • [20:25] Impact on personal and family life

    • [22:23] Closing appreciations

  • [23:33] Conversation with JuntoMentor,  Gaye van den Hombergh, Senior Consulting Partner with Partners in Leadership

    • [24:59] First recollection of leadership

    • [30:05] Thoughts on social awareness and empathy

    • [31:21] Reframing weaknesses as limits

    • [32:44] Accountability

    • [34:32] ‘I get to’ vs ‘I have to’ -- The privilege of choice

    • [36:16] "In our response lies our growth and our freedom." - Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning

    • [37:15] Changing the culture in large companies

    • [40:58] Defining leadership

    • [42:05] Closing appreciations

  • [42:57] Raman’s closing reflections

    • [43:03] Humility

    • [44:00] Religion and spirituality as drivers of openness

    • [47:07] Women in leadership

    • [50:00] Results being a lagging indicator -- focus on people

The Junto Institute runs a structured, designed Apprenticeship Program that is built on deep mentorship, emotional intelligence training, and teams learning together. Originating in 2012 in Chicago, IL, over 30 companies have graduated from the Apprenticeship program.

If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to Flourishing Together in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in Apple Podcasts. It really helps others find the show
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Practicing Emotional Intelligence, with Patrick Tannous and John Barnes

In this week’s episode of Flourishing Together, Junto’s founder Raman Chadha sits down with JuntoAlumnus Patrick Tannous, Co-Founder and President of Tiesta Tea, and JuntoMentor John Barnes, Chief Technology Officer at Infutor Data Solutions, on how self-management, discipline and repetition build habits to strengthen the practice of emotional intelligence.   

  • [02:07] Conversation with JuntoAlumnus Patrick Tannous, President and Co-Founder of Tiesta Tea

    • [02:46] First recollection of leadership

    • [05:03] Being a ‘gatherer of people’

    • [05:47] What about emotional intelligence resonates

    • [08:42] Daily practice for developing emotional intelligence

    • [10:44] Becoming a better listener

    • [12:51] Experience on both sides of mentorship

    • [15:28] Approach to personal and professional growth

    • [17:53] What it means to have self-management

    • [19:52] Closing with a round of appreciations  

  • [22:36] Conversation with JuntoMentor John Barnes, CTO of Infutor Data Solutions

    • [24:04] First recollection of leadership

    • [26:42] Path to becoming the leader he is today

    • [30:02] Lessons learned about mentorship

    • [33:20] Learning and practicing emotional intelligence

    • [35:18] The Venn diagram of roles in life

    • [41:43] Closing with a round of appreciations

  • [43:33] Raman’s closing reflections

The Junto Institute runs a structured, designed Apprenticeship Program that is built on deep mentorship, emotional intelligence training, and teams learning together. Originating in 2012 in Chicago, IL, over 30 companies have graduated from Junto’s Apprenticeship program.

If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to Flourishing Together in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in Apple Podcasts. It really helps others find the show

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Cultivating a Personal Growth Lifestyle, with Deborah Jackson and Rich Lyons

Episode Summary:
In this week’s episode of Flourishing Together, Junto founder Raman Chadha has engaging conversations about personal growth and development with both Deborah Jackson, CEO of Arrow Payments and a Junto alumna, and also Rich Lyons, CEO & President of Lyons CG, A Capgemini Company, and longtime JuntoMentor.

Full Show Notes:
In this first regular episode of Flourishing Together, Junto founder Raman Chadha has engaging conversations with two members of the JuntoTribe: the first with Deborah Jackson, Founder and CEO of Arrow Payments and a Junto alumnus. And a second conversation with Rich Lyons, CEO & President of Lyons Consulting Group, A Capgemini Company, and also a longtime Mentor with the Junto Institute.

Listen how both Deborah and Rich practice personal growth and development on a daily basis, as well as Raman’s closing reflections inspired by these conversations.

  • [00:58] Conversation with Junto alumna Deborah Jackson, Founder and CEO of Arrow Payments

    • [02:46] First recollection of leadership

    • [04:16] Overall philosophy on personal growth & development

    • [06:59] Source of desire to learn

    • [07:44] What’s driving the focus on growth & development

    • [10:47] Experience with JuntoWomen

    • [12:39] View on male leadership

    • [14:43] What it means to be respectful

    • [18:54] Bringing personal growth practice home

    • [21:58] Closing with a round of appreciations  

  • [24:03] Conversation with Junto mentor Rich Lyons, CEO & President of Lyons CG, A Capgemini Company

    • [26:35] First recollection of leadership

    • [30:17] Reflection on who you were 20 years ago versus today

    • [39:07] How having daughters impacts views on manhood and the feminine

    • [40:50] Daily practice of personal growth skills

    • [48:40] Coaching and mentoring others

    • [52:41] Self-directed investment in personal growth

    • [56:26] Current leadership challenges

    • [59:38] Closing with a round of appreciations

  • [1:01:30] Raman’s closing reflections

Junto runs a structured, designed Apprenticeship Program that is built on deep mentorship, emotional intelligence training, and teams learning together. Originating in 2012 in Chicago, IL, over 30 companies have graduated from Junto’s Apprenticeship program.

If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to Flourishing Together in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in Apple Podcasts. It really helps others find the show

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Bringing Who You Are to What You Do, with Jeff Leitner (Part 2)

Episode Summary:
In Part 2 of Flourishing Together’s premiere episode, Jeff Leitner asks Junto founder Raman Chadha to talk about his background, how he came to appreciate the human side of business, and the impact that practicing emotional intelligence has had on his life. Join us for the conclusion of this open and raw discussion between two old friends. If you missed it, be sure to check out Part 1 of this conversation.

Full Show Notes:
In the conclusion of Flourishing Together’s premiere episode, interviewer Jeff Leitner asks Junto founder Raman Chadha to talk about his background, including how he fell in love with entrepreneurship and what he learned while teaching at the university level. Raman also dives into how he came to appreciate the human side of business and the profound impact that discovering and practicing greater emotional intelligence has had on his life.

Join us for the conclusion of this open and raw discussion between two old friends. If you missed Part 1 of this discussion you can find it here.

  • [00:59] From banking to startup consulting

  • [05:00] Love for entrepreneurship and teaching

  • [07:00] Living in the “Third Wave”

    • [8:04] Increasing movement toward humanity and spirituality in business

    • [10:56] Not just another version of ‘cause marketing’

    • [12:05] Significance of this shift for entrepreneurs

  • [13:03] Emotional Intelligence as a well kept secret

  • [15:53] Raman speaks to the changes he’s experienced in his life as a result

  • [17:22] Crystallizing the vision for ‘bringing who you are to what you do’ during the inaugural Junto retreat

  • [19:45] Why the Junto community is called a Tribe

  • [21:05] Why businesses need to get clear about their mission, vision and values

  • [24:54] Closing with a round of appreciations

Junto runs a structured, designed Apprenticeship Program that is built on deep mentorship, emotional intelligence training, and teams learning together. Originating in 2012 in Chicago, IL, over 30 companies have participated in the Junto Apprenticeship program.

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Episode produced by Dante32.

Bringing Who You Are to What You Do, with Jeff Leitner (Part 1)

In the premiere episode of Flourishing Together, interviewer Jeff Leitner flips the microphone around and speaks with Junto founder Raman Chadha. Jeff asked Raman to open up about the origins of The Junto Institute, why he started Junto, and his motivations for this podcast. Join us for Part 1 of this open and raw discussion between two old friends.

Full Show Notes:
In the premiere episode of Flourishing Together, interviewer Jeff Leitner flips the microphone around and speaks with Junto founder Raman Chadha. Jeff asked Raman to open up about the origins of The Junto Institute, why he started Junto, and his motivations for this podcast.

Raman Chadha believes you don't become more emotionally intelligent by reading a book, blog posts or articles in the popular press. You do so by consciously practicing emotionally intelligent behaviors day in and day out...forever. This podcast is the next step to bringing the Junto principles, practices and teachings to a broader audience.

Join us for Part 1 of this open and raw discussion between two old friends.

  • [02:24] Introduction of the Emotion Wheel

  • [05:34] Vision for this podcast

    • [07:01] Created for those looking to bring who they are to where they work

    • [08:25] Story behind Flourishing Together

    • [09:18] Concept of eudaimonia as inspiration

    • [10:35] Topics to expect

  • [11:35] Story behind The Junto Institute

Junto runs a structured, designed Apprenticeship Program that is built on deep mentorship, emotional intelligence training, and teams learning together. Originating in 2012 in Chicago, IL, over 30 companies have graduated from the Apprenticeship Program.

If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to Flourishing Together in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in Apple Podcasts. It really helps others find the show.

Episode produced by Dante32.

Introducing The Junto Institute Podcast: Flourishing Together

In this introduction to Flourishing Together, Raman Chadha invites you into the vibrant community of companies and leaders that are a part of The Junto Institute, as they further the vision of becoming a global ecosystem of growth, humanity, and virtue.

Episode Transcript

Greetings, my name is Raman Chadha, founder of The Junto Institute. Welcome to Flourishing Together. I want to start by sharing our vision and mission statements because they drive everything we do. Our vision at Junto is to be a global ecosystem of growth, humanity, and virtue and our mission is to help companies and their leaders become infinitely better at who they are and what they do.

We do all of this through a vibrant community of company leaders who are growing through deep mentorship peer-to-peer conversations and emotional intelligence learning. That's why this podcast is called Flourishing Together. We are literally growing with one another. Every day, I have the privilege and honor to not only witness this growth but also to be a part of inspiring conversations that prove to me how much potential we have as human beings and as a mission-driven company, through this podcast, we're going to bring in many of those conversations to leaders beyond Junto, believing we can help them and you become a little better with each episode.

If you want to be inspired by the shared experiences of people who've been there, done that this podcast is for you. If you're someone who believes that business is more about people, culture, and leadership rather than just product, market, and financials; you'll enjoy hearing what we talk about. If you find yourself trying to harmonize who you are with what you do, you'll relate to much of what we discuss every episode.

I'm going to have conversations with Junto alumni, mentors and friends; and bring you a taste of what we talk about and do on a daily basis. Our alumni are founders and leaders of growth stage companies. Our mentors are seasoned operators who have built companies, sold them, taken them public, experienced failure and can share personal experiences with virtually everything that startups and growth stage companies go through. Most importantly all of them are inspiring human beings who are thirsty to learn and give back and by joining us on this podcast you'll be on the receiving end of that gift back. 

I'm looking at our emotion wheel right now, which you will learn about soon and I'm feeling eager, delighted and stimulated. I welcome you to join us on this journey within our larger journey of becoming a global ecosystem of growth humanity and virtue.

Episode produced by Dante32