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40 EpisodesProduced by Mark ShropshireWebsite

Shrop talks about his interests around leadership, productivity, and technology.

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February 22nd, 2024


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On Day at a Time

January 23rd, 2022


In this episode, Shrop talks about the importance of taking life one day at a time.

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Chasing Laser Pointers

June 3rd, 2021


In this episode, Shrop talks about making an impact right where you are today. He shares two points which can cloud your judgement, causing you to miss growth opportunities. Learn to stop chasing laser points using …

Reducing Risk by Using Small Experiments

April 29th, 2021


In this episode, Shrop talks about using small experiments to validate ideas. These experiments allow for a much higher rate of success for implementation, turning ideas into new products and services. In addition, …

You Don’t Know What Others Are Going Through

February 15th, 2021


In this episode, Shrop talks about a very simple concept that can change how we think about others we encounter each and every day.

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Judging Version 1.0 Like Iterations Never Happen

February 9th, 2021


In this episode, Shrop talks about judging version 1.0 of anything and how that view is so limiting. Want to know how to see vision? We are going to talk about thinking differently than most people.

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Creating Space for Creativity

February 2nd, 2021


In this episode, Shrop digs into four ways to create space for creativity. Setting up the right environment for creativity includes physical and mental techniques. If you have been frustrated getting the creative juice …

Guardrails to Prevent Burnout

January 25th, 2021


In this episode, Shrop talks about preventing burnout. He will start by defining job burnout and then discuss three guardrails to help keep burnout …

Managing Your Time When Leading

January 19th, 2021


Do you find it challenging to lead and manage your time to complete your tasks while helping others who depend on you? In this episode, Shrop shares two techniques to manage your time when leading teams and projects.

Letting Go of Expectations of Others

January 11th, 2021


In this episode, Shrop talks about the benefits of letting go of expectations of others. He also digs into approaches for healthy personal and work expectations. It’s all about putting people first!

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Goals That Are Challenging yet Attainable

January 4th, 2021


It is hard to follow through with goals if you know they are not realistic. On the other hand, goals that are not challenging may mean that you are …

How to Care about People You Disagree With

December 12th, 2020


In this episode, Shrop talks about techniques to remember when talking to someone who disagrees with you. These practical techniques will help break down walls that prevent relationship growth.

Being Grateful

November 22nd, 2020


In this episode, Shrop talks about the nuanced differences between being thankful and being grateful by diving into two examples. He also mentions a …

Managing Your Calendar Effectively

November 8th, 2020


In this episode, Shrop talks about techniques to manage a very full “managers” calendar. Goals include appearing and actually being available and …

Uncertainty Induces Fear

October 5th, 2020


In this episode, Shrop discusses uncertainty and how it allows fear to take over your thoughts. He shares some techniques he finds helpful to reduce …

Saying No to Work You Believe In

September 20th, 2020


In this episode, Shrop talks about saying no to work you believe is a great idea and could be successful. Regardless of how great the work is, saying …

Timebox Your Life

September 15th, 2020


In this episode, Shrop talks about expanding a project team technique for usage in everyday tasks and initiatives. He explores how to implement timeboxing and the related benefits.

Don’t Give up When Things Get Hard

September 5th, 2020


In this episode, Shrop talks about how sticking with your vision is even more critical when challenges come up. Focus on your vision and getting through the rough spots, not on others who don’t believe it’s possible. Be …

Areas of Focus Methodology

August 29th, 2020


In this episode, Shrop talks about the Areas of Focus Methodology where 80% of your time should be focused on your passions that align with your …

The Word “worry”

August 22nd, 2020


In this episode, Shrop talks about how replacing the word “worry” with “challenged” can make all the difference in shaping how you think about life’s obstacles. It’s not just semantics. Reclaim lost energy dwelling on …

Leading with Transparency

April 21st, 2020


In this episode, shrop talks about how leaders should approach transparency through team and individual awareness, timing, tone, and the desire for …

Leadership During Uncertain Times

March 17th, 2020


Shrop talks about how to lead teams during uncertain times, providing actions you can take today to help your teams and other leaders in your organization. Key points include leading with confidence, maintaining focus …

Setting Goals

December 31st, 2019


Shrop talks about setting one goal at any time during the year instead of setting yourself up for failure with New Year’s resolutions. The focus …

Work Logs for Productivity and Communications

November 3rd, 2019


In this episode, shrop talks about why he logs his completed daily tasks and accomplishments.

Creating a Personal Vision Statement

October 20th, 2019


In this episode, shrop talks about how to approach career growth through the lens of a greater personal vision and mission.


August 25th, 2019


In this episode shrop talks about motivation; how to keep it even when you have tasks that you really don't want to do. He also chats about passion for work and how it relates to motivation.

Alert Fatigue

July 1st, 2019


In this episode shrop talks about how alert fatigue can get in the way of focusing on work and life.

From Perfectionism to Shipping

June 15th, 2019


In this episode shrop talks about how perfectionism can get in the way of shipping work and how he turned around a recent project by focusing on excellence.

Life Balance

April 9th, 2019


In this episode shrop talks about the fallacy of life/work balance and how life balance is a term that better defines what we all want and need.

The Blend Between Consistency and Flexibility

February 6th, 2019


In this episode shrop talks about how having a consistent schedule or routine in our personal and work life allows us to manage and deal more easily …

Blocking out Focus Time on Your Calendar

December 17th, 2018


In this episode shrop talks about techniques to gain focus on your most important work and administrative tasks by blocking out that time on your calendar.

Stop Using DMs (Direct Messages)!

November 2nd, 2018


In this episode shrop talks about how to limit the use of direct messages and how open channel communication creates team transparency and growth.

Saying No Gently, with Explanation

October 13th, 2018


In this episode shrop talks about how saying no is important to clear the way for focus, but it should often be followed up with explanation.

Understanding The Problem Before Starting on The Solution

August 29th, 2018


It is easy to jump quickly to solutions for problems in life and work. In this episode, shrop talks about a recent experience and how he missed the …

Taking Responsibility

August 12th, 2018


Two aspects of taking responsibility that is guaranteed to earn respect and build team trust.

Multitasking During Meetings

June 25th, 2018


We can’t work on other things “multitask” and be a valuable part of a meeting. Learn more on this episode.

Dealing with Extreme Workloads

May 29th, 2018


Extreme workloads happen in projects from time to time. The discussion items in this episode can help you and your team through the more challenging times.

Team Delegation

May 15th, 2018


Why do we agree delegation is good, but don’t do it enough?

Don’t Create Team Panic

April 17th, 2018


Don't panic and don't panic your team. Step back and reflect.

Piecemealing Vision

April 17th, 2018


Don’t piecemeal vision by fixing things in the short term as a result of panic. If the next steps don’t guide you forward to your project vision, …

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