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The Working Genius Podcast with Patrick Lencioni

Author: Patrick Lencioni

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What is your Working Genius? The Working Genius podcast is designed to help people identify their natural gifts and find joy and fulfillment in their work and life.

Leadership and teamwork expert Patrick Lencioni and his team explore the Working Genius model and provide practical advice for applying this framework individually, at our jobs and in our homes. What type of work makes you thrive? Are you burning out because your job requires you to work in your areas of frustration? How can teams and families better tap into one another’s gifts? This podcast answers all these questions and more.
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78. Team Map Magic

78. Team Map Magic

2024-06-1518:46

It's a productivity tool, not just a personality assessment.  This week, Pat and the team dissect a team map and describe how it can be used to make any team more effective.     To take the Six Types of Working Genius Assessment: https://www.workinggenius.com/   To listen to the At the Table Podcast: tinyurl.com/atthetablepodcast
Young people and students are no strangers to feeling overwhelmed, misunderstood, and anxious.  This week, Pat and the team speak directly to students, parents, teachers and administrators about how the Working Genius model - and the new version of the assessment - can be utilized to set up students for success.     Working Genius for Students Assessment: https://www.workinggenius.com/students   To listen to the At the Table Podcast: tinyurl.com/atthetablepodcast
76. The Things We Say

76. The Things We Say

2024-05-1527:45

Three years of using the Working Genius model to explain, analyze, and even anticipate behavior has led us to some interesting observations.  This week, Pat, Cody and Beau discuss the words and phrases that each Genius - and each Genius pairing - often says.     Staffing Industry Webinar - Tuesday, May 21: https://www.workinggenius.com/webinars   To listen to the At the Table Podcast: tinyurl.com/atthetablepodcast
What additional insights can you gather from being a W, D, or E vs. an I, G, or T?  This week, Pat, Cody, Tracy and Beau discuss just how impactful it is to consider the responsive and/or disruptive nature of your Working Geniuses.     To listen to the At the Table Podcast: tinyurl.com/atthetablepodcast   Related Episode: https://www.workinggenius.com/wg-podcast-post/3-are-you-a-disruptor-or-a-responder
Nobody wants to have to advocate for or defend the legitimacy and value of their own Geniuses.  This week, Pat and the team discuss some things that certain Geniuses are crushed by, and how we can help each other avoid them.     To register for Working Genius Industry Webinars: https://tinyurl.com/IndustryWebinars   Working Genius for Students Assessment: https://www.workinggenius.com/students   Related Episodes: https://tinyurl.com/WGPodcastWhatEachGeniusCraves   Email: podcast@tablegroup.com
When hiring a new employee, it's important to make sure the candidate is a culture fit and that they have the necessary skills and experience for the role.  However, these aren't the only things we need to consider.  This week, Pat and the team discuss the idea of hiring to fill gaps on a team.     To listen to the At the Table Podcast: tinyurl.com/atthetablepodcast   To take the Six Types of Working Genius Assessment: https://www.workinggenius.com/   Working Genius Team Application Guide:  https://www.workinggenius.com/teamapplicationguide
In a marriage, a project team, or any other sort of partnership that consists of only two people, someone is going to be taking on dirty work.  This week, Pat and the team discuss the necessity of awareness and gratitude in every partnership.     WGP Episode 38 What Each Genius Craves: https://tinyurl.com/WhatEachGeniusCraves   Working Genius Podcast Webpage: https://www.workinggenius.com/podcast   To listen to the At the Table Podcast: tinyurl.com/atthetablepodcast
Use the Working Genius model to nail your next job interview and land the job you really want.  This week, Pat, Cody, Tracy and Beau discuss authentic interviewing and the idea of being rejected for the right reasons.     Related Episodes: Best Job Worst Job: https://www.workinggenius.com/wg-podcast-post/45-best-job-worst-job You Deserve the Right Job: https://www.workinggenius.com/wg-podcast-post/44-you-deserve-the-right-job Entering the Workforce: https://www.workinggenius.com/wg-podcast-post/11-entering-the-workforce Jobs, Careers, and Hiring: https://www.workinggenius.com/wg-podcast-post/7-jobs-careers-and-hiring   To take the Six Types of Working Genius Assessment: https://www.workinggenius.com/   To listen to the At the Table Podcast: tinyurl.com/atthetablepodcast
70. Genius in a Box

70. Genius in a Box

2024-02-2219:39

The Working Genius model should never limit someone within a role.  This week, Pat is joined by Cody, Tracy and Laura as they discuss the idea of being put in a box as a result of your Geniuses.     To listen to the At the Table Podcast: tinyurl.com/atthetablepodcast
What can you do if nobody on your team has a certain disruptive Genius?  This week, the team discusses the difference between behavioral and structural Galvanizing.     The 49ers may have lost, but you can still use code TEAM25 until Wednesday, Feb 14 at midnight PT to earn 25% off all assessment purchases! Working Genius Assessment: https://www.workinggenius.com/ 5 Dysfunctions of a Team Assessment: https://www.tablegroup.com/topics-and-resources/teamwork-5-dysfunctions/#5dAssessment   To listen to the At the Table Podcast: tinyurl.com/atthetablepodcast
68. Grumpiness

68. Grumpiness

2024-01-2414:341

On a large scale, working in your frustrations can lead to dissatisfaction and burnout.  But how does it affect us in the moment?  This week, Pat and the team discuss how the way we get work done can make us grumpy, and what that means for the way we approach tasks.     To listen to the At the Table Podcast: tinyurl.com/atthetablepodcast
Is there such a thing as spending too much time in your sweet spot?  This week, as promised, Pat and the team debate the merits of hypothetically doing all of your work within your areas of Genius.     To listen to the At the Table Podcast: tinyurl.com/atthetablepodcast
66. The Results Are In

66. The Results Are In

2023-12-2028:46

The results are in!  This week, the team provides some new data from the Working Genius Assessment, and looks back on how the Six Types of Working Genius has grown since the beginning of 2023.     New WG results data: click to download   To take the Six Types of Working Genius Assessment: https://www.workinggenius.com/   To become a Working Genius Certified Facilitator: https://workinggenius.me/certpodcast23   To listen to the At the Table Podcast: tinyurl.com/atthetablepodcast
It's close to the ground, it's disruptive, and it's the last of the Six Types.  This week, the podcast team brings in some help as we finally explore the Genius of Tenacity.     To take the Six Types of Working Genius Assessment: https://www.workinggenius.com/   To listen to the At the Table Podcast: tinyurl.com/atthetablepodcast
This week, the team talks about the Genius of Galvanizing, and the depth associated with it that we might not always recognize.  We'll finally land the plane on our next episode, where we will discuss the Genius of Tenacity.     To listen to the At the Table Podcast: tinyurl.com/atthetablepodcast   To take the Six Types of Working Genius Assessment: https://www.workinggenius.com/   To become a Certified Working Genius Facilitator: https://workinggenius.me/certpodcast23
63. Your First Hire

63. Your First Hire

2023-11-0821:18

Every entrepreneur, leader and manager needs to be intentional about who they bring on to their team.  This week, Pat, Tracy, Cody and Beau discuss the reasons for prioritizing Working Genius as the search criteria.     Use code PRECHRISTMAS for 20% off Working Genius licenses!  Discount expires Nov 23.  Visit https://www.workinggenius.com/   Listen to the At the Table Podcast: tinyurl.com/atthetablepodcast
Yes, the Working Genius assessment is a productivity tool, and it serves to reduce guilt and judgment among individuals and teams.  This week, Pat, Beau and Tracy go even deeper, and discuss how the Working Genius model relates to mercy and forgiveness.     Use code PRECHRISTMAS for 20% off Working Genius licenses!  Discount expires Nov 23.  Visit https://www.workinggenius.com/   Unfrustrate your meetings and see Pat 'At the Whiteboard' for a free live virtual event Nov 8.  Info and registration:  workinggenius.me/atwnovreg    Become a Working Genius Certified Facilitator: https://workinggenius.me/certpodcast23   Listen to the At the Table Podcast: tinyurl.com/atthetablepodcast
Yes, it's important to know what your Working Frustrations are, but how well have you communicated them with your team?  This week, Pat and the team talk about the importance of advertising your Frustrations and how it not only builds trust, but can make your job easier.     Our new Working Genius Podcast page is live!  Search for episodes, view show notes and more at https://www.workinggenius.com/podcast   To listen to the At the Table Podcast: tinyurl.com/atthetablepodcast   To become a Working Genius Certified Facilitator: https://workinggenius.me/certpodcast23
There is one person on every team whose Geniuses have a particularly large impact.  This week, Pat and the team discuss the potential affects that a leader's Geniuses have on team dynamics, and reinforce the idea that the best leader is a self-aware one.     To become a Certified Working Genius Facilitator: https://workinggenius.me/certpodcast23   To listen to the At the Table Podcast: tinyurl.com/atthetablepodcast   To take the Six Types of Working Genius Assessment: https://www.workinggenius.com/
If a project has moved past your Geniuses or hasn't reached them yet, how can you productively contribute?  This week, Pat and the team explain how each Genius can still be an asset to a team in every stage of the process of work.     Become a Working Genius Certified Facilitator: https://workinggenius.me/certpodcast23   Take the Working Genius Assessment: https://www.workinggenius.com/   Check out the At the Table Podcast: tinyurl.com/atthetablepodcast
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Kathy Rickard

very interesting that you have a session on burnout where you discuss how burnout may not be about having too much to do...then the very next session is on enablement and you just casually at the end say if too many come to you for help you get crushed...might "crushed" be synonymous with burnout?

Jul 11th
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