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The Tension

17 EpisodesProduced by Howard GrayWebsite

A podcast series about the resistance and challenges we face in the work we do, and how we can find the ways forward to get where we want to go .

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Alchemy / Chemistry

November 19th, 2019


We often talk about needing chemistry with the people we work with. But what about the alchemy?

Signpost / Surprise

November 12th, 2019


We underestimate the power of the signpost, and what we can do with a surprise

Core / Bonus

November 5th, 2019


The race for the bonus material leaves our core exposed

Chaos / Order

October 29th, 2019


Embracing chaos and adding invisible order to power the infinite loop

Time / Energy

October 22nd, 2019


Untangling two of our most valuable resources

No One Cares / No One Cares

October 15th, 2019


The birthday lunch, a reality check, and why their lack of interest is great news for us.

Prestige / Possession

October 8th, 2019


We want to know the secret... or do we?

Natural / Rounded

October 1st, 2019


Lessons from the barbershop. And this just ain't any old barbershop.

The audio in this episode comes courtesy of NYC filmmaker Karen Gehres; watch …

Magpie / Hummingbird

September 24th, 2019


All that glitters is not gold - although neither is the nectar.

Microscope / Telescope

September 17th, 2019


We all need to be able to deftly utilize the microscope and the telescope. One probably won’t be enough.

Fitting In / Standing Out

September 10th, 2019


The standout candidate tends to fit, and to find the fit it's best to stand out.

Suggestible / Susceptible

August 29th, 2019


Advertising, hypnosis, and magic.

Mentor / Coach

August 29th, 2019


Which do we seek? What matters most?

And how do we know if someone is worth working with as a mentor or a coach?

Action / Juice

August 29th, 2019


What do we do when the heat is around the corner?

Intensity / Technique

August 29th, 2019


Are we investing in increasing our intensity or finessing our technique?

Boring / Nothing

August 29th, 2019


The key to staying out there, doing the work? Keep it boring.

This is... The Tension

August 29th, 2019


Introducing a podcast series focused on the resistance and challenges many of us face in the work we do, and how we can find the ways forward.

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