May 25, 2022

How Kindness Can Make You Unbeatable at Work and Connect You with Anyone

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#58: Emmy-award-winning journalist and author Adrienne Bankert joins Chris to talk about how to make kindness your hidden superpower. They also discuss, giving and receiving constructive criticism, cultivating kindness within yourself, establishing a relationships mentors, and Adrienne evaluates Chris’ performance as an interviewer!

Adrienne Bankert (@abontv) is the host of Morning in America and a former national correspondent for ABC News. Her book, Your Hidden Superpower: The Kindness that Makes You Unbeatable at Work and Connects You with Anyone is about resilience, facing competition, and dealing with negativity.


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Connect with Adrienne Bankert: Instagram | Twitter | Website

Adrienne’s Book: Your Hidden Superpower: The Kindness That Makes You Unbeatable at Work and Connects You with Anyone

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Full Show Notes

Practicing kindness to encourage, inspire, and put you and others in a better mood [2:15]

Using subtle reminders to help center and calm yourself [7:20]

Discerning when to provide private versus public critique, and offering constructive feedback rather than confrontation  [12:05]

How to ask for feedback when looking to improve your skills and gain wisdom [15:47]

Reading a room to discern what your audience needs  [18:51]

Hacks to prepare yourself and your environment for effective and meaningful presentations [23:17]

Strategies for presenting yourself in a more personable way with colleagues during online meetings [31:26] 

How to build trust through kindness [37:29]

Overcoming selfish moments and opening yourself up to once in a lifetime opportunities [40:21]

Ways to politely and kindly remove yourself from a conversation [43:42]

Honing your kindness skills by scheduling it into your day [51:04]

Establishing a positive, successful, and reciprocal relationship with a mentor [55:57]  

Adrienne provides advice about listening attentively and leading an interview with strength and expertise to pique interests maximally [1:00:58] 

Adrienne Bankert’s favorite Chicago recommendations [1:05:15] 

Using his experience as an investor and entrepreneur, Chris shares one thing that is frequently overlooked that everyone should know [1:07:36] 

Where to find Adrienne Bankert online [1:10:12]



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