Season 2, Ep. 1: Why We Need Endings

Published Date: 09-30-2019

In This Episode

  • Daniel Harkavy

    Daniel is the Founder and CEO of Building Champions, Inc. For the past 20-plus years, he has been coaching business leaders to peak levels of performance, profitability and fulfillment. In addition to serving as a CEO Mentor and trusted confidant to high-profile leaders, Daniel is also a sought-after speaker and best-selling author.

  • Laurel Emory, Ph.D.

    With a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, Laurel combines her expertise and a listening ear to connect with leaders and help them analyze systems and processes at both the institutional and personal levels. Prior to joining Building Champions as an Executive Coach in 2014, Laurel spent over 20 years in a variety of leadership positions in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors, primarily in the fields of healthcare and education.

  • Todd Mosetter

    As Vice President of Content Development, Todd’s primary job is to understand the story and science behind great leadership—and translate it into messages, content, products and presentations that help others improve how they lead themselves, their teams and their organizations well. Prior to joining Building Champions, he served in various marketing and communications roles all focused on delivering compelling messages that drove measurable outcomes.

  • Daniel Leavell

    With nearly 50 total years of experience in the natural resource emergency management field, including work in both the military and as a firefighter, Daniel Leavell has deep knowledge of our nation’s forests and how they interact with fire. Now, as an assistant professor with Oregon State University’s College of Forestry, Daniel helps promote awareness and respect of fire by educating students on the science behind it.

“We all have situations, behaviors or relationships that take up too much space in our lives. And like overgrowth in a forest, these things choke us and use up so much of our time and resources that we aren’t able to move forward and flourish as leaders.”

- Daniel Harkavy

“Maybe there's some wisdom in just letting go of stuff even before it needs to be let go. Just being disciplined to say, ‘I'm going to make sure I'm not holding onto things for the wrong reasons.’”

- Todd Mosetter

Resources from This Episode

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Episode Show Notes

Whether it’s an unhealthy relationship or a failing business strategy, we all face issues both at home and at work that suck the life out of our leadership. And yet, even when it’s clear that these things need to go, actually bringing them to an end can be an awkward and painful process, one that many of us would just rather avoid. But if we ever hope to be healthy individuals and effective leaders, learning to embrace endings and see the opportunity they bring will be an essential skill to cultivate.

Join us as we hear from Daniel Leavell, a wildfire expert and Oregon State University professor, about how forests need fire to stay healthy and promote growth, and how this natural relationship can help us better understand the necessary role endings can play in our lives and leadership.

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Links from this episode:

With rise in wildfires, prescribed burns may be a solution – PBS News Hour

"The Burning Solution: Prescribed Burns Unevenly Applied Across U.S." – an article from Climate Central

“We’re Not Doing Enough Prescribed Fire in the Western United States to Mitigate Wildfire Risk” – an article from Fire by Crystal Kolden

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