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Interview With Steve Howard

We live in a world of first reactors, not first responders.

Steven Howard has learned to stop, ask questions and assess the situation, and then take action. This week’s guest is a recognized mindfulness and leadership author and came over to the show to share his story! He also does a breathing technique to help your brain go slower and calm your body. Applying a 10-second pause rule or being aware of both positive and negative emotions, are part of what Steven works with leaders.

If we start listening with the intent of understanding instead of reacting, our problem-solving and decision-making will become easier.

About our Guest - Steve Howard

Steven Howard is an award-winning author of 21 books with 40 years of international senior sales & marketing experience. His specialty is providing Leadership Development via online learning programs, 1:1 coaching, books, and his YouTube channel.

His work is based on turning good managers into great leaders using development workshops and coaching services by bringing the best practices of Fortune 500 leadership training programs without Fortune 500 costs.

His clients include Citicorp, Covidien, DBS Bank, Deutsche Bank, DuPont Lycra, ExxonMobil, Gilead, GSK Pharmaceuticals, HP, Micron, Merck, Motorola, Skadden Arps, & more since 1996.

If you’d like us to speak at your organization about conflict, stress, team-building, or leadership, work with your team virtually, or coach you or leaders on your team, reach out to us!

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Key Take-Aways

  • Why it is important to not take action immediately but assess a situation.

  • What the difference is between mind full and mindfulness.

  • How emotions affect decision-making.

  • What the brain process is during decision-making.

  • How powerful it can be to take a 10-second pause to breathe whenever one feels reactive.

  • Why honesty opens doors to more conversations.


  • Connect with Steve on LinkedIn here

  • Find Steven’s latest book here

  • Find Steven’s book: Better decisions, Better Thinking, Better Outcomes here

  • Get more input from Steven on his website here


CrisMarie Campbell and Susan Clarke

Coaches, Business Consultants, Speakers and Authors of The Beauty of Conflict

CrisMarie and Susan work with leaders and teams, couples in business, and professional women.

They help turnaround dysfunctional teams into high-performing, cohesive teams who trust each other, deal with differences directly, and have clarity and alignment on their business strategy, so they create great results.

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