Inspiring Vision: Gardens by the Bay
"Massive Change is not about the world of design; it's about the design of the world." – Bruce Mau
The Gardens by the Bay is a nature park spanning 250 acres in Singapore. It was part of the nation's plan to transform its "Garden City" into a "City in a Garden" to raise the quality of life by enhancing greenery in the city. The design firms behind this epic project, WilkinsonEyre and Grant Associates, definitely lived up to the vision. The expansive park is full of remarkable architectural and …
Be the Calm in the Chaos
"In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you." – Deepak Chopra
On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your ability to be "the calm in the storm"?
Being calm in chaos is a defining factor of being a great leader. Ironically, the calmer you are, the faster you can move and the more decisive you can be. I think of it like riding a 10-speed bike. Most people are riding in either 1st or 2nd gear, pedaling furiously yet moving slowly. However, the few people in 7th or 8th gear a…
How Community Building Can Go Beyond Language With Celine Schillinger
If you want to build an effective corporate team, you must adopt meaningful community-building strategies. However, you cannot simply rely on your communication channels for this. Most of the time, connections are built not just through company memos or emails. Tony Martignetti speaks with award-winning French entrepreneur and change practitioner Celine Schillinger, who shares how she goes beyond language to create healthy corporate communities. She explains how leaders should challenge themse…
Inspiring Vision: The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory
"It's easier to disintegrate an atom than a prejudice." – Albert Einstein
The artwork of Salvador Dali is not everybody's cup of tea. He was heavily influenced by psychoanalysis pioneers like Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. That being said, Dali's work has to be looked at from so many levels, and hidden themes can be discovered everywhere you look. Whether you are a fan or not, you most likely have seen one of his most famous paintings, The Persistence of Memory (on display at the MOMA in New York…
Speak Up!: Building Sustainable Results Through Effective Communication With Deb Coviello
Tony Martignetti is uncovering stories by the campfire again. Advisor, author, podcast host, and founder of Illumination Partners, Deb Coviello, takes this round as she shares the flashpoints of a kid that would never shut up. Deb shares the appropriate approach to delivering feedback to ensure a positive impact and insights on what to focus on to get sustainable results instead of just coming up with compliance solutions. Listen in and learn how effective communication can make a difference a…
Blue Collar Culture Podcast
To inspire your team to work harder and better, you need to give them a mission they align with. Make them know that they are creating meaningful work. No one wants to do something without any greater purpose behind that. As a leader, it’s your job to want to make sure that you understand your people. Start having honest conversations with them because that is key to inspiration. Join Ryan Englin as he talks to Tony Martigne…
Inspiration from The Dark Side of The Moon: The Reverse-Prism Model
"Life is like a prism. What you see depends on how you turn the glass." – Jonathan Kellerman
Do you know what happens when you shine light into a glass prism?
If you are familiar with Pink Floyd's famous album The Dark Side of The Moon, you know exactly what I am talking about. And if classic rock is not your thing, here's what happens. When you shine white light into a glass triangle, it refracts the light into a beautiful spectrum of colors. However, I recently discovered through my research…
Finding A Purpose That Is More Than Oneself With Leslie Williams
Finding your true purpose in this world can take a while. It's going to take a lot of exploration and a lot of failed attempts. You can't just magically find your purpose on your first job. That is why you must believe in yourself and that you can do more. Today, you’re about to learn how you can create an impact that is so much bigger than yourself.
When Is “Good Enough” Good Enough?
How do you know when “good enough” is good enough? Many people don’t know when to stop working on a project. We spend inordinate amounts of time getting things just right instead of getting them good enough and then moving on. The challenge is understanding why you are doing it in the first place.
Each task or project you work on is just one short step on a much longer upward staircase. If you focus on perfectly designing every step, you will find yourself way behind where you could have been o…
Happy Productive with Jennifer Dawn
As the child of an immigrant, Tony learned that the only way to achieve success is honest hard work, and the harder you work, the more you can achieve. The downside is that this approach often leads to burnout. To truly be successful, we must learn to delegate. Working smarter - not harder - is the key to lasting success.
Leaders need ongoing development: they must…