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.

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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.

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.

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