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As an Olympic and World Championship rower, today’s guest learned firsthand what makes a championship team versus simply a team of champions.
She's spent 20 years helping individuals, leaders, and teams resolve difficult conflicts and create strong, thriving relationships that create great results. Over the years, she’s worn many hats, including Boeing flight test engineer, a manager at Arthur Andersen, and a Principal Consultant at Patrick Lencioni’s The Tablegroup.
In 2002, she co-founded Thrive! to share her unique perspective about making relationships matter as much as business results. She did a TEDx talk with her co-founder, “Conflict Use It, Don't Defuse It!”
She has given presentations on conflict resolution, communication, teamwork, and creative problem-solving at Fortune 100 companies like Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, and AT&T. She is the author of two books, “The Beauty of Conflict” (for business teams), and “The Beauty of Conflict for Couples”, and co-host of the podcast The Beauty of Conflict.
Please join me in welcoming CrisMarie Campbell.
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In this episode we discuss:
- her thoughts on leadership “Leadership is about standing for something and inviting other people to come along.”
- how being on a college rowing team helped her develop her leadership skills.
- how growing up as an army brat helped her nurture her empathy for those who feel like they don’t fit in.
- how watching a made-for-TV movie opened her eyes and passion to rowing.
- how an Olympic loss brought her to her lowest point and propelled her to where she is now.
- when attending graduate school she made herself referable to big names after graduating by networking and building relationships.
- that building a tolerance for your own discomfort and being messy can be the best tool to help you hang in during conflict.
- how zooming out and seeing the big picture can be self-motivating and inspiring.
- CrisMarie Campbell on LinkedIn and Instagram
- TEDx: Conflict – Use It, Don’t Defuse It
- The beauty of Conflict Podcast
Books mentioned in this episode:
- “The Beauty of Conflict: Harnessing Your Team’s Competitive Advantage” by CrisMarie Campbell and Susan Clarke
- “The Beauty of Conflict for Couples: Igniting Passion, Intimacy, and Connection in Your Relationship” by CrisMarie Campbell and Susan Clarke
- Listen to my interview with Dorie Clark.
- Learn more about Patrick Lencioni’s The Tablegroup.
Robbie Samuels is a keynote speaker, TEDx speaker, and relationship-based business strategist who has been recognized as a “networking expert” by Inc., Forbes, Harvard Business Review Ascend and Lifehacker. He works with event organizers and associations to create a better experience for “Year 2” participants, leading to increased member value and member retention.
In light of COVID-19, he is assisting organizations with bringing this more engaging experience to virtual events as a Virtual Event Design Consultant and Emcee. Events are about content AND connections. Virtual events can no longer be an exception.
He is the author of the best-selling business book Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences and has been profiled in the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fast Company. He writes for Harvard Business Review Ascend. His clients include associations and corporations including Marriott, AmeriCorps, Hostelling International, and General Assembly.
He has been featured in several books including Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It by Dorie Clark and The Connector’s Advantage: 7 Mindsets to Grow Your Influence and Impact by Michelle Tillis Lederman. He has guest lectured at many leading educational institutions including Harvard University, Brown University, Cornell University, Brandeis University, and Northeastern University.
Robbie is the host of On the Schmooze podcast which features his networking strategies and talented professionals sharing untold stories of leadership and networking.
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Watch his TEDx talk “Hate networking? Stop bageling and be the croissant!” at www.robbiesamuels.com/TEDx.
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