The Tension

The Tension
A podcast series about the resistance and challenges we face in the work we do, and how we can find the ways forward to get where we want to go .

Alchemy / Chemistry
Nov 19, 2019 • 1 min
We often talk about needing chemistry with the people we work with. But what about the alchemy?
Signpost / Surprise
Nov 12, 2019 • 2 min
We underestimate the power of the signpost, and what we can do with a surprise
Core / Bonus
Nov 5, 2019 • 2 min
The race for the bonus material leaves our core exposed
Chaos / Order
Oct 29, 2019 • 3 min
Embracing chaos and adding invisible order to power the infinite loop
Time / Energy
Oct 22, 2019 • 2 min
Untangling two of our most valuable resources
No One Cares / No One Cares
Oct 15, 2019 • 5 min
The birthday lunch, a reality check, and why their lack of interest is great news for us.
Prestige / Possession
Oct 8, 2019 • 3 min
We want to know the secret… or do we?
Natural / Rounded
Oct 1, 2019 • 5 min
Lessons from the barbershop. And this just ain’t any old barbershop. The audio in this episode comes courtesy of NYC filmmaker Karen Gehres; watch her Astor Barber All Stars film at
Magpie / Hummingbird
Sep 24, 2019 • 4 min
All that glitters is not gold - although neither is the nectar.
Microscope / Telescope
Sep 17, 2019 • 3 min
We all need to be able to deftly utilize the microscope and the telescope. One probably won’t be enough.
Fitting In / Standing Out
Sep 10, 2019 • 2 min
The standout candidate tends to fit, and to find the fit it’s best to stand out.
Suggestible / Susceptible
Aug 29, 2019 • 3 min
Advertising, hypnosis, and magic.
Mentor / Coach
Aug 29, 2019 • 3 min
Which do we seek? What matters most? And how do we know if someone is worth working with as a mentor or a coach?
Action / Juice
Aug 29, 2019 • 4 min
What do we do when the heat is around the corner?
Intensity / Technique
Aug 29, 2019 • 2 min
Are we investing in increasing our intensity or finessing our technique?
Boring / Nothing
Aug 29, 2019 • 3 min
The key to staying out there, doing the work? Keep it boring.
This is… The Tension
Aug 29, 2019 • 2 min
Introducing a podcast series focused on the resistance and challenges many of us face in the work we do, and how we can find the ways forward.