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The Soul Gym is the place to train your mind and transform your life. Faulty thinking can sabotage our health, wealth, and relationships. Discover how to tone up flabby thinking and develop Mental Muscle. Learn to exercise healthy thinking and live happier, healthier, and more prosperous. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/crystal14/support
 
This isn’t your typical management-skills podcast. Join Nash Consulting’s President Mike Nash (a cynical gen X’er) and his son and business partner Ethan Nash (an entitled millennial) as they sort through the plethora of leadership information out there in order to provide you practical, actionable ways to become a manager rockstar. If you manage people or you aspire to manage people, you should probably listen to this podcast. Since 1996, Nash Consulting has been helping managers not suck. ...
 
We take culture theory and turn it into everyday insights. We're powered by Human Synergistics - a leading consulting, research, and diagnostics firm. We're known for growing individual's effectiveness and satisfaction by coaching based on the Lifestyles Inventory (LSI), improving leadership effectiveness with the Management or Leadership Impact (M/I & L/I), develop high performing teams with the Group Styles Inventory (GSI), and shape effective organisational culture using the Organizationa ...
 
Hi, I am Georgiana, founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. And Since 2011 I have helped you develop your fluency in English using effective and proven techniques, such as the mini-story and point-of-view techniques. Furthermore, I am the creator of several programs used by thousands of students and The Speak English Now Podcast host, with millions of downloads worldwide. Why is this podcast so different from any other programs? With the Speak English Now Podcast: - You'll master English by list ...
 
A novel that disturbs you 160 years after it first appeared in print, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, has so much relevance and resonance even today. Dorian Gray is a strikingly handsome young man whose beauty attracts a debauched aristocrat Sir Henry Wotton. Dorian's picture has been painted by a talented artist Basil Hallward and Sir Henry becomes desperate to meet Dorian, though Basil himself is against it. Sir Henry persuades Dorian to pose for a picture painted by Basil and d ...
 
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Today, I'd like to take a closer look at a common issue faced by many learners of English: the proper usage of various verb tenses, as well as the potential mistakes they can make. First, you should bear in mind that native speakers tend to use fewer verb tenses when speaking compared to when they are writing. In other words, spoken language is mor…
 
We all know that creativity is the backbone of innovation and, ultimately, business success. But we don't always think deeply about how creative people get their ideas and the steps we might take to do the same. Gabriella Rosen Kellerman, a physician and chief product and chief innovation officer at BetterUp, and Martin Seligman, a professor of psy…
 
Text the word “LEADING” to 66866 to be added to Nash Consulting’s monthly newsletter. Just practical management skills and tips. And just once a month. Pinky swear. “Meetings really do reflect the culture of the organization. They’re a microcosm.” The title of this episode tells it all. You should do it and here’s why and how. Whether you have remo…
 
Transcript: Every January is the same. Everyone wants to improve their lifestyle. So, let’s continue learning some new year expressions in English. Let's start! #1 Today is the first day of the rest of your life. People often use this phrase to express that every day is an opportunity to start over and make the most of life. It encourages people to…
 
By hosting the podcasts How I Built This and Wisdom from the Top, Guy Raz has won an inside look at how visionary leaders build their own careers and incredible companies. While many leaders have unique qualities that help them succeed, he has identified three behaviors that consistently rise to the surface. These leaders create a culture of collab…
 
When God designed you, He gave you an innate sense of right and wrong. However, over time, if we continue to ignore that still-small voice, and allow ourselves to get hardened we have a harder time hearing from God. Look around. We are in a battle for the soul of America. There are two sides ... good vs. evil. The first battle is against God, the s…
 
Transcript: Today we will talk about pets in the United States. And with a fun mini-story, you will practice your English speaking. I’m sure you’re going to enjoy answering many questions in English. It’s like having a conversation with another person. Hi, I’m Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com, and I’m back agai…
 
Text the word “LEADING” to 66866 to be added to Nash Consulting’s monthly newsletter. Just practical management skills and tips. And just once a month. Pinky swear. In this episode, Mike and Ethan discuss the six decision making styles and get practical with them. How do we use these? When should we use them? How do we communicate the style we’re u…
 
Even in a slowing economy, the battle to attract and retain talent persists. But employers need to look beyond what people are currently demanding — whether it’s higher salaries, more stock options or the flexibility to work from home. Studies show that, over the long term, employees also find value in aspects of work that they overlook in the shor…
 
Everyone we know is searching for something ... significance. God designed us to live an abundantly exciting life, but we all get injured over time. This injury hurts our soul and soon our identity is crippled. We end up settling for far less than we should, living a small life, and feeling discouraged and disappointed. Get that head up. There is h…
 
Hi! I'm Georgiana, your English teacher. Thank you for joining me for another episode. If you want to help, please share the podcast on social media. That would mean a lot. Thanks! I hope you are doing great! The New Year is the perfect time for new beginnings and the perfect time to learn some idioms in English for the new year. You will also lear…
 
It's the start of a fresh year, and optimism is in the air. But if you want happiness to extend far beyond your New Year's resolution, Robert Waldinger says you can take some inspiration from the longest-running study of happiness out there. He’s a psychiatrist who runs the Harvard Study of Adult Development. The longitudinal research has followed …
 
Hi, everybody! I’m Georgiana, founder of speakenglishpodcast.com. My mission is to help you to speak English fluently. Speaking English is way easier when you use the right material and techniques. In this episode, let's take a look at the most common New Year's resolutions. Then you will practice your English fluency with a mini-story. Alright! Le…
 
Have you decided this is your year to set and keep your resolutions? Let's face it, most resolutions fail by day four or five. Instead of setting a host of well-meaning resolutions, it's time for a REVOLUTION. That's a pretty daunting word, but all we mean is to take on one thing in your life and change your thinking. If you can get 1% better over …
 
In The New World of Work video series, host and HBR Editor in Chief Adi Ignatius explores how top-tier executives see the future and how their companies are trying to set themselves up for success. Each week, he interviews a top leader live on LinkedIn, and in this special IdeaCast episode, he speaks with LinkedIn CEO Ryan Roslansky on how his comp…
 
Christmas time is supposed to be the epitome of joy and peace, yet it's exactly our joy and peace that we can lose at this time. We feel pressure mounting, disappointment, and frustration. We look around at our circumstances and the battle begins. The internal debate is on. However, if we'll let Him, the Holy Spirit is waiting to show up in these c…
 
Transcript: Merry Christmas, everyone! I’m Georgiana, your English teacher, and my mission is to help you speak English fluently. And if you want to help me, share the podcast with your friends and family. Ah! It’s almost Christmas!!! And today, I will talk about Christmas Markets in New York. And with a fun mini-story, you will improve your speaki…
 
For decades, actor-producer-director Ron Howard has made popular and critically acclaimed movies while also maintaining a reputation for being one of the nicest guys in Hollywood. He explains how he turned early TV gigs into long-term success and why he often involves his cast and crew members in creative decisions. His latest film is Thirteen Live…
 
We really enjoyed creating this episode series on building a cohesive leadership team, and we received great feedback on it. This is part 1 of a 5-part series. See episodes #47, #48, #50, #52, and #54 for the full series. If a group of people makes key organizational or departmental decisions together, that group of people needs to be healthy befor…
 
This Christmas, why don't you romanticize your life? We're not talking about losing yourself in some weird fantasy, but elevating your life through your imagination and seeing it better than it is right now. Here's the problem ... cynicism. The pain of life has a way of turning our childlike cheer into adult unhappiness. Use the magic and beauty of…
 
Today we continue talking about money in English. You will learn new expressions, and I’ll give you some advice on how to save money. And with a fun mini-story, you will improve your English fluency. It’s like having a conversation with another person in English. Hi, I’m Georgiana, your English teacher, and my mission is you help you Speak English …
 
Managing rapid growth is a huge challenge for young businesses. Even start-ups with glowing reviews and skyrocketing sales can fail. That’s because new ventures and corporate initiatives alike have to sustain profitability at scale, according to Harvard Business School senior lecturer Jeffrey Rayport. He has researched some of the biggest stumbling…
 
We love this time of year, but not everyone does. Christmas can bring back some painful memories, sink us into debt, and fill us with anxiety. However, you can choose, yes choose, to have a peaceful Christmas. How? Post a guard. Learn how to protect what's important this Christmas and guard your heart, your time, and your money. Have a very merry C…
 
Hi! I’m Georgiana, your English teacher. Thank you for joining me for another episode. Today you will learn new idioms in English with MONEY. I will teach you some English expressions related to money. And with a point-of-view story, you will learn grammar without memorizing any boring rules. And if you want complete programs with hours of audio de…
 
Over the past few years, organizations around the world have invested in diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives with varying results. But to achieve lasting change, they'll need to commit to that work for much longer, says Ella Washington, organizational psychologist and professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Her r…
 
Is your life lukewarm? Are your actions lackluster? Is your motivation up one day and down the next? It's time to make up your mind once and for all. You have to get to the place where you've had enough. Once you make that decision you are on your way to a significant life change. Stop being "all talk" and learn how to make the vow. Contact Us: sou…
 
From corporate social responsibility to ESG to “doing well by doing good,” an increasing number of organizations are pursuing positive social impact, and it’s not just nonprofits and government agencies. But incorporating social impact into a for-profit business raises all kinds of system dilemmas, says Jacob Harold, a cofounder of the philanthropy…
 
Joy is not some cute little word, but it is a tremendous source of power. Fundamental transformation begins on the inside and works its way out. If you want to be strong, scripture says, "the joy of the Lord is our strength." Check out the top 10 ways to increase your joy and live out God's audacious plan for your life. Contact Us: soulgymsisters.c…
 
From videos of drunk and disorderly airline passengers to stories of hospital visitors angrily refusing to wear masks, customer-facing work seems to have gotten a lot more difficult – even dangerous -- over the past few years. It's important that organizations understand the experience of frontline workers now, and help to better protect their empl…
 
Are you a Grateful Greta or Aggrieved Gary? We live in such an ungrateful culture. Everyone is put out about something. One of the biggest thieves of gratitude is social media. You can find yourself offended, angry, or even envious in one scroll. Don't fall for the ingratitude lie. If you want to open up your life to abundance, better health, and s…
 
Companies offer sponsorship programs to help a more diverse group of high performers and future leaders advance. But the efforts can often misfire. Herminia Ibarra, professor at London Business School, says that’s because these arranged developmental relationships can lack authenticity and meaningful paths for action. She explains the key distincti…
 
We live in a dangerous world. If we don't take control of our thoughts fear can trip us up, terrorize us, or even trap us in our house. If you feel afraid, vulnerable, or even out of control go to Psalm 91. This is the prayer of protection. Are you in trouble today? Dwell in the secret place. Contact Us: soulgymsisters.com Think About It: Whatever …
 
Hi, everybody! I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently. In this episode, let's look at some bad strategies and attitudes that don't quite work in conversation. I mean, like having awkward conversations. Next, you'll practice your fluency with a mini-story lesson—t…
 
From politics to sports to business, we tend to glorify those who persevere, show grit, never give up. But former professional poker player and consultant Annie Duke argues that there is also great value in quitting — whether it’s a project, job, career, or company. She walks us through the biases that keep us stuck in the status quo even when othe…
 
Our lives go in the direction of our most dominant thoughts. According to research, 90% of our daily thoughts are spent thinking about the past. Who hurt us? Why we got divorced? When we were fit. This is the reason you act the way you do, and it could be why your life looks the same as it did last year or even five years ago. It's time to flip the…
 
- Did you know that most English learners know more grammar than the native speaker but can barely speak? - Is that so? Now that's pure irony. Welcome to Speak English Now podcast, with your host, Georgiana. The podcast that will help you speak English fluently with no grammar and no textbooks. Hi! I'm Georgiana. Thanks for joining me for a new Spe…
 
The number of women—especially women of color—in leadership ranks at the world’s largest companies remains desperately small. Tina Opie, associate professor of management at Babson College, offers a new practice for women to lift each other up and fight systemic bias in the workplace, something she calls “shared sisterhood.” The idea is to be more …
 
Are you a control freak? Do you coerce, threaten, use scare tactics, or manipulate in order to get people to "behave?" If so, you are fighting a losing battle. Control tactics may work for a while, but eventually, people will do what they will do, and all you've done is prolong the inevitable. Control isn't really about other people, it's about you…
 
Hi, everybody! I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently. In today's episode: I'll be talking about one of the most celebrated holidays in the United States: Halloween. After that, you'll practice your speaking with a new mini-story while enjoying my new Question & …
 
In the early 1990s, publishers told science journalist Daniel Goleman not to use the word “emotion” in a business book. The popular conception was that emotions had little role in the workplace. When HBR was founded in October 1922, the practice of management focused on workers’ physical productivity, not their feelings. And while over the decades …
 
Nouriel Roubini, professor emeritus at NYU’s Stern School of Business, says that a confluence of trends – from skyrocketing public and private debt and bad monetary policies to demographic shifts and the rise of AI – are pushing the world toward catastrophe. He warns of those interconnected threats, but also has suggestions for how political and bu…
 
This is one of our most popular episodes. Originally aired August 2019 If you find value in this podcast and would like to support us, please leave us a review. It really helps. Thank you for your support. “It’s important that you acknowledge that this relationship you have with your peers is going to change. It’s just part of the deal. And we need…
 
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