Podcast EP 15 Interview with John G Miller QBQ, Personal Accountability, and Video Games

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John G. Miller, author of: QBQ! The Question Behind the Question, Flipping the Switch, Outstanding! 47 Ways to Make Your Organization Exceptional, and Co-author of Parenting the QBQ Way.

In this episode we talk about:

  • What is the QBQ?
  • What are some myths surrounding personal accountability
  • 3 deadly traps that we fall into
  • The mindset that all winners have
  • A powerful phrase that can forever change your life (if you put it into action, daily)
  • And how most gamers already know HOW to do this – but not always WHERE or WHEN to do it

John’s Website: Qbq.com

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Video Game Quotes: Maniac Mansion on Teamwork

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“So, Mr.Meteor, how does it feel to be famous instead of infamous?”

“Well, Wink, it feels great. But, I couldn’t have done it alone…”

- The Meteor, Maniac Mansion

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What Maniac Mansion Can Teach Us About Teambuilding

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Here is one way that we can look at teams, and the tendency of individuals to choose or fulfill different roles on a team.

A simplified but ideal example of teamwork roles is found in Maniac Mansion.

A parody of science fiction and B movies, Maniac Mansion follows the story of teenager Dave, and two of this friends who are attempting a daring rescue of Dave’s girlfriend Sandy. Sandy has been kidnapped by the stereotypical mad scientist, Dr. Fred who is under the control of … Continue reading

Podcast EP 14 – The Street Fighter’s Guide to Epic Energy and Focus

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Be sure to check out

Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist – Live Action (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)

 8 Life & Leadership Lessons from Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist

In this episode I share with you 6 habits that can unlock your warrior’s strength and energy for daily use. Most are free and you can start doing them immediately!

Resources Mentioned in this episode:

Aeropress Coffee and Espresso Maker

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This Amazing Organization Supports Our Deployed Gamers

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Today’s post is a special recognition in honor of Veterans Day, celebrated on November 11th as a national day of recognition for the men and women who have served in the U.S. Military. I would like to express my gratitude for the sacrifices of the men, women, and families who have given so much for the sake of others. If you, or someone you love, have served in the U.S. Armed Services – thank you.

I would also like to take a moment to introduce a charity that … Continue reading

Podcast EP 13 – Interview with Patrick Stafford

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Patrick Stafford is a Digital Producer for PwC (PriceWaterhouseCoopers), and he runs the Digital Pulse website – a blog and publication with analysis and commentary on technology and digital news and trends. Prior to PwC, he was the Deputy Editor of SmartCompany – the largest online publication for SMEs in Australia.

Additionally he is a freelance journalist, mostly working in the videogames and entertainment space, with occasional wanderings into religion. His work has appeared in various publications including The Atlantic, Polygon, Christianity Today, EDGE, Eurogamer, Hyper, PC PowerPlay and Kotaku.

In 2014, He won the “Lizzie” Australian IT Journalism Award for Best Gaming Journalist.

He also wrote a book about long-distance relationships. Check it out on Amazon. Epic Long Distance: The Beginner’s Guide to Long-Distance Love.

In this interview, we talk about:

  • How lessons learned from video games can help you get ahead in your career
  • Video Games and accelerated learning
  • Advice to writers and aspiring journalists
  • The game Journey as allegamy for life & workplace communication
  • Why you need a personal brand

Check out more of Patrick’s work:

His website: http://pdstafford.com/

The Crafting Podcast

Follow Patrick on Twitter

Mentions:

Gary Vaynerchuck – https://www.garyvaynerchuk.com/

Callie Schweitzer – http://www.callieschweitzer.com/

Games that Patrick is Playing

Mario Kart 8

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Show Music

Awesome intro and outtro music from FantomenK

“Playing with Power” Used with Permission from the artist.

 

 

Solving World Hunger – Mega Man & Positive Deviance

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What if your largest problem has already been solved?

What if all you needed to do was find the person who is doing it right, and make it easier for them to show others how they do it?

In the field of Organizational Development, some of the things that I routinely stress about are thoughts like:

  • “How do we make ideas stick?”
  • “Once I create a training program, how do we follow up and make sure that the training is still being … Continue reading

Podcast EP 12 – Survival Horror at Work

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Does your job feel like a survival horror game?

Do your co-workers remind you of zombies, or your boss conjure up visions of a murderous lunatic? Then you need to listen to this episode.

And probably find a new job.

In this episode I talk about:

  • What happens when work feels like Silent Hill or Resident Evil.
  • How great leaders inspire others, per Simon Sinek (Leaders Eat Last)
  • And I reveal the one idea that can change your customer service efforts FOREVER! (No, the customer is NOT always right!)

What do you want to hear in a future episode of the ClassicallyTrained podcast?

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