Using Complaining as Opportunity
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The Soulful Leader Podcast
Using Complaining as Opportunity
Sep 05, 2023 Season 1 Episode 117
Stephanie Allen & Maren Oslac

We all do it. It happens in our heads, it happens at work, it happens at home. Most of the time we don’t even notice we’re doing it. 

Is it hardwired into us? It’s not something we WANT to do, especially as leaders, yet it’s pervasive. 

What if it was actually an ‘opportunity’ sticking its head up?

Stephanie and Maren start this enlightening conversation with the question, ‘when you complain, do you want energy or do you want change’? When we ramble on about all the things that are wrong, do we want someone to simply listen and agree, or do we want to actually change the situation? It’s a simple question, yet it’s a game changer, especially done without judgment. 

From that engaging intro, they cover everything from how to handle with complaining at work, incessant complainers, the inner complainer AND, most importantly, practices to help us evolve and become more aware so that we can capture the opportunity in the complaints.

This is a must listen for leaders in every walk of life.

  • 00:42 Do you want energy or change?
  • 03:38 Going into a meeting depleted, how to re-energize
  • 10:59 Meet me where I am so we can go together
  • 14:55 Whose responsibility is it? Getting both energy and change
  • 18:24 Refrigerator training for leadership
  • 23:08 The power of stopping the judgment

“There's infinite amounts of energy. I think this is what we forget, we think we're limited.” ~ Stephanie Allen

Podcasts Mentioned

04:35 & 22:41  Ep 113 Being the Change, as a Leader

08:54  Ep 106 Your Heart as the CEO

29:15  Ep 19 Healthy Boundaries (Standards & Boundaries)


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