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PODCAST PALOOZA PLAYBACK: How To Create A Contagious Culture

PODCAST PALOOZA PLAYBACK: How to Create a Contagious Culture

At AMS, we have a weekly tradition: Podcast Palooza. Once a week, we all gather in our conference room and listen to a few of our colleagues present on podcast episodes. They share their reactions and takeaways from their podcast of choice and offer ideas on how it can be applied to our clients and our own company. It’s a small part of the week, but one that consolidates our internal brand as a company that participates in wider conversations, and that listens to the ideas of its employees.

AMS President, Kathy Cunningham, was among the presenters in this week’s Podcast Palooza. She shared with us The Onward Nation Podcast hosted by Stephen Woessner. In this episode, Stephen welcomed Anese Cavanaugh, author of “Contagious Culture: Show Up, Set the Tone, and Intentionally Create and Organization that Thrives.” They talked about creating a culture within the workplace and how every person is responsible for their contribution to the culture by the energy they bring each day.
As agency owner, Kathy found this podcast to be informative and helpful. The whole theme of the episode is how to bring your best self to the table on a regular basis and have a good impact on the lives of your employees, customers, and the people around you. Here’s what we learned from this contagious episode of Onward Nation.

Intentional Energetic Presence Builds Influence

Intentional energetic presence (IEP) is not only about your excitement on a topic or meeting, but it’s about how you walk into the room and how you engage the others in the room. It sets the foundation you need to communicate in the most powerful effective way.
The energy and intention you put into a setting, whether it’s a large meeting or just a team building exercise, has tremendous impact on the productivity and overall tone of the meeting.

The IEP Method Steps

Anese then talks about a method of making the best intentional energetic presence for you and your team. She calls it the IEP Method.

1. Being able to reboot presence in the moment

This is all about reacting positively and putting your best attitude forward not matter the situation. No matter what happened before the meeting or task you are about to take on, you need to essentially reboot your attitude and outlook on a task to have the best result.

2.  Build a strong, energetic foundation

Energy is essential to being resilient, intentional, and a leader. Having insufficient energy coming into a task will only result in coming up short of your goal by not having the motivation to complete it.

3.  Creating intentional impact

Is the glass half full or is it half empty? Is this meeting going to go phenomenal or horribly wrong? Having good & clear intentions will make it easier for you to persuade people to help you work towards a goal.

Self-care is NOT Selfish

Some might think that self-care is selfish when in fact, it is one of the most important aspects of a leader.

You have to take care of yourself in order to show up for others and the more you shows up for others, the more impact you will have!

The team at AMS liked this podcast subject so much we purchased the book. It will be used as a guide for us all to take stock of the energy we bring to meetings and everyday interactions with each other. It will help to shape a worthwhile and contagious culture for AMS. With strong communication skills we can work better as a team which will not only provide a more enjoyable work environment, but also allow us to create more effective solutions for our clients.

Meeting as a team, during Podcast Palooza, and listening to 5 minutes of this podcast together we all have the basics for using intentional energetic communication with each other and a head start for positively influencing others. We are always on the lookout for innovative, charismatic thinkers, so send your podcast recommendations our way!


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