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Category: Personal and Professional Development
Mar 30, 2020
The infamous Covid-19 has left many people feeling worried and nervous for what the future has to hold. 

On this week's podcast, Dianne Deaton Vielhuber reminds us to stay positive and persevere during these uncertain times. Take a moment to listen to her suggestions on how you can serve others and care for yourself. 
Hank Wagner
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Mar 23, 2020
How well do you really know yourself?  We all have blind spots about ourselves. What's yours?

Perhaps what you believe about yourself is really what other people told you. In this podcast Hank Wagner challenges us to really look at ourselves, so we can truly understand our own identity and priorities and have a more fulfilling life.
Hank Wagner
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Mar 16, 2020
“Failure is success in progress.” Albert Einstein

Do you ever compare yourself to others or envy other people's success? What if someone told you that success can actually be limiting?

In this podcast Hank Wagner explains how failure is a positive and encourages us to not worry so much about winning or being on top, but rather to strive to be the best versions of ourselves and to celebrate the accomplishments of others.
 
Tom Thibodeau
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Mar 9, 2020
Temperance is a wonderful virtue. It's defined as moderation or voluntary self-restraint.

Credit cards, food buffets, fast food, binge drinking, on-line shopping and human weakness all contribute to us gravitating to extremes and the epidemic of instantaneous gratification we see today.

In this podcast Tom Thibodeau wonders what the world would be like if we all had a little more temperance.
Tom Thibodeau
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Mar 2, 2020
Are you living life or is life living you? Or do you determine how you will experience life?

Often times things are imposed on us whether we like it or not. However, like a surfer who has no control over a wave, we can learn to master the waves.
Tom Thibodeau encourages us in this podcast to live a life with intention and travel life's currents in ways that are meaningful. How will you live a life of intention?

 
Hank Wagner
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Feb 24, 2020
There is something really special about receiving the simplest of notes from someone when it is completely unexpected. It's not your birthday or anniversary, but just a random and regular day. What makes them special is because it tells the receiver you were thinking of them and they often come at times when they might need a little pick-me up.

Hank Wagner has given and received his share of notes and knows "Power of a post-it note".
Hank Wagner
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Feb 17, 2020
Don't you love Thanksgiving with that feeling of gratitude and being connected with others? However, the very things that make Thanksgiving so wonderful - the presence of family and friends, time off from work, extra servings of turkey - also make gratitude come easy.

Given all the negative news and sometimes instability we may feel at times, there is no better time than now to stop and reflect on all the things that are good. Incorporating gratitude into our lives, and in our daily stream of consciousness, has many scientific proven benefits. In this podcast, Hank reminds us that there is "Always something to be thankful for."
Hank Wagner
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Feb 10, 2020
Some people naturally have high expectations; yet, others have low expectations.

Whether it's good or bad, whatever the expectation is will shape how we view the result. Sometimes your hope for the outcome guides the end result. No matter what you do, thinking the best possible outcome should be the expectation and standard.

What kind of life do you have with lowered expectations?

Hank Wagner tackles the topic of expectations for ourselves but also reminds us to be realistic in expectations of others. Listen as Hank puts his expectations into perspective in this  podcast - "What Are you Looking Forward To Tomorrow?"
Hank Wagner
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Feb 3, 2020
Man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air...
but only for one second without hope."  
- Hal Lindsay

 
Remember a time in your life when somebody or something gave you hope? Remember that feeling?  Did you feel motivated? Did it help you endure through or push you further? Hope can be the difference between hanging on and giving up.

In this podcast, Hank Wagner points out that hope is badly needed in our world and why we should all consider being "dealers of hope".
 
Hank Wagner
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Jan 27, 2020
Fashion, pop culture, social media...there is always something trending, and it is difficult to stay on top of the latest trends. However, are these trends worth watching?  In this podcast, Hank Wagner shares what trends are worthwhile and why it is important to "Be a trend watcher".
Tom Thibodeau
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Jan 20, 2020
Sunshine is vital for plants, animals and people to grow and be healthy. 
Did you know you have a light inside of you that also has positive benefits when it shines? 
In Tom Thibodeau's podcast, he has a simple ask. "Let's keep the lights on."
Hank Wagner
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Jan 13, 2020
There are many people in the world that we would identify as leaders and thousands of books written on the subject leadership. However, do you consider yourself a leader?

In this podcast, Hank Wagner will help you answer this burning question - "Are you a leader?"  Once you have your answer, find out how that piece of information should impact you and those around you.
Hank Wagner
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Jan 6, 2020
We all have the same amount of time every day, but it’s how we go about spending those 1,440 minutes that is really important. In this PDPW Podcast Weekly, Hank Wagner shares a message about how time is a very valuable and limited resource, and how we should appreciate the value of it every day. 
Hank Wagner
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Dec 30, 2019
All strong relationships are built on trust - through the good, the bad, and the ugly. In this PDPW Podcast Weekly, Hank Wagner shares a past experience and four options he considered before responding.

Through Hank's story, learn the value of being a trustworthy person and the benefit of telling the truth always, but doing so with care and kindness.  The results will be beautiful!
Hank Wagner
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Dec 23, 2019
Do you know someone who always seems to be "in the right place at the right time"?  Good things always seem to come there way? Is it luck?

Hank Wagner joins us to show how people who enjoy consistent success know how to make great opportunities happen in their lives. Hank shares how you don’t need luck to make good things happen; you need strategy and he shares five habits to make more opportunity in your life.
Hank Wagner
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Dec 16, 2019
"Respect is a two-way street. If you want to get it, you have to give it." R.J. Risch

It has been said that no matter how smart and skilled you are, it will not matter if your actions are less than desireable.  In this podcast, Hank Wagner talks about respect - a concept referring to the ability to value and honor another person. Aretha Franklin sang about it, we all want it, but more importantly, as Hank points out, we all should be giving it. Giving and receiving respect is win-win and opens doors.
Tom Thibodeau
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Dec 9, 2019
Difficult conversations can be scary. The stakes are usually high and there is a cost of failure; raising everyone’s defenses. In a world that isn't short on controversial issues, do we really ever get anywhere by arguing and destroying relationships? 

Tom Thibodeau shares his wisdom and three practices we should use when approaching difficult conversations. Learning to communicate in a healthy way, by approaching these conversations with compassion, can lesson confrontation, bring communities together and get things done.
Hank Wagner
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Dec 2, 2019
When hearing the word "professional", most people would conjure up an image of someone wearing a business suit with a number of certificates hanging behind them on their wall.

Hank Wagner shares his perspective on being a professional and points out that being a professional has more to do with what's on the inside. Hear Hank's five standards of professionalizm.
Tom Thibodeau
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Nov 25, 2019
Who doesn't love a good story?

We connect with friends and family when we share stories. We laugh and cry together. We build compassion, understanding and a widened perspective of what is possible.

Tom reminds us that when we end our day, month, year, or even our career, if we don't have a story to tell - then what do we have? Hear Tom's message on why the heart of telling a story can bring us all together and give us a sense of hope and gratitude.
Tom Thibodeau
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Nov 18, 2019
Tom Thibodeau has been teaching servant leadership for more than 35 years, and during that time he has learned the importance of building a strong community, just like PDPW.

Tom's message this week focuses on how it's a struggle to do it alone and how we are better individuals when we work together and support each other.
Tom Thibodeau
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Nov 11, 2019
We have always heard that the trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit. Could the same hold true for people?

Our lives are going so fast that we tend to do what is urgent versus what is important. So many of us focus on getting ahead that we don’t necessarily slow down to take time to reflect on what’s going on within us. We need to bring our attention to what’s happening in our lives in a mindful way. A more productive and intentional life can come from going slow.

In today's PDPW Podcast Weekly, Tom Thibodeau, reminds us why it's important to press the pause button in order to take time for self-reflection and to find moments of silence.  To learn more, listen to this week's episode: "Listening to ourselves".
Tom Thibodeau
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Nov 4, 2019
Do you know when to stop talking and start listening?

Listening has become an art, especially In today’s world with smart phones, social media, and the need for immediate responses. It seems we are fast-forwarding through some important moments when we don’t take the time to listen. When you listen, your family, friends, employees and customers feel understood, accepted and heard. Every effective leader is a listener.

In this PDPW Podcast Weekly, Tom Thibodeau, talks about the importance of truly listening to someone and shares three positive benefits of effective listening.
 
Tom Thibodeau
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Oct 28, 2019
How often are we laughing with the people we love? Is there anything more remembered than those moments of joy?

Studies have shown that when we experience joy, we feel like we can take on new challenges and are open to new experiences. More importantly the presence of joy in our lives has shown to establish greater and more personal connections with others.

A new voice to PDPW Podcast Weekly, Tom Thibodeau, talks about the positive impact joy can have in our lives and why it is important that we convince others to be receptive to and make time for joy.
Hank Wagner
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Oct 21, 2019
Does your parents' relationship affect yours?

Research has shown that how your parents interacted with each other can and does have an impact on your own relationship — consciously and unconsciously. Without even realizing it, their relationship became a template of what a marriage looks like.

In this podcast Hank Wagner talks about how you need to evaluate your thinking about your marriage and determine what beliefs are worth holding on to, what you should let go of and what new beliefs for your marriage are possible.  He also reminds us that marriage is the most important team there is because it affects generations. Your relationship is an example for your children.
Hank Wagner
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Oct 14, 2019
Does what you believe in yourself hold you back?

Personal goals often fail because there is an underlying identity that has been formed through years of consistent habits. Hank Wagner dives deeper into belief systems and shares how we can take control over our circumstances if we learn how to change our way of thinking.
Hank Wagner
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Oct 7, 2019
Death is hardly the go-to topic of conversation. It is uncomfortable and difficult to talk about. However, it is something we can't avoid no matter how healthy we eat, how much we exercise or how well we avoid stress. In most cases we don't know when, so sadly we can't plan our goodbyes. In this podcast, Hank Wagner challenges us not to wait until our last day when you can add value to someone’s life everyday, and he answers three questions surrounding loss of a loved one:

1. What can we do for someone grieving?
2. What can we learn from a loss?
3. What changes might we make in life?
Hank Wagner
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Sept 30, 2019
In any given day, we could have 50,000-60,000 thoughts running through our mind.  Everything we do is connected to our thoughts, so in turn, perception drives us. What we are tempted to target in life, or the way we respond or react to situations are guided by our inherent thoughts.  The character and content of thought define the way we conduct our lives, which in turn, account for the outcomes of our actions. It is said, “As you think, so you become.”

In Hank Wagner's podcast "What do you think?", he takes a deep-dive into thoughts and the impact they can have on you.  You will come away with  tips on how to process your thoughts and also practices you can use to manage your thinking process.
Hank Wagner
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Sept 23, 2019
A belief system could be best described as this invisible force behind our behavior and decision making. Humans accumulate thousands of beliefs throughout our lifetime about all aspects of life. We gain them through how we were raised, things people say, things we hear or read, and many other external influences we have been exposed to.

In this podcast, Hank Wagner talks about being aware of our belief system. He warns us about how we influence children and encourages us to challenge our belief system as it is an opportunity for growth. Next time you interact with someone who disagrees with your position, use it as an opportunity to venture outside your intellectual bubble. The side effects may be increased humility, a higher degree of intelligence, better listening skills and a more original point of view.
Hank Wagner
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Sept 16, 2019
Who needs an internal memory when you have Siri? Why figure out a problem when you can Google it?

Today's society uses technology to problem solve, and we are doing less actual thinking. Are we allowing technology to dumb us down by looking for ready made solutions instead of relying on our own instincts and thought processes.

In this podcast, Hank Wagner returns and explains why we need to care about our minds and our thoughts. More importantly, we need to care about the thoughts of others for better understanding and communication which leads to happier and more successful lives.
 
Dr. Becky Stewart-Gross
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Sept 9, 2019
Have you ever heard someone say they ‘gave away the farm‘? Meaning, they gave away too much value in order to arrive at an agreement.  Yet it is all too common that most negotiators fail to achieve a mutually satisfying outcome - a win-win agreement.

Negotiations are happening all the time both in business and in our personal lives.   In this podcast, Dr. Becky Stewart-Gross, of Building Bridges Seminars, shares the 7 Steps of Win-Win Negotiations and shares how long-term relationships are more important than resolutions.
Dr. Becky Stewart-Gross
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Sept 2, 2019
Dr. Becky Stewart-Gross, founder of Building Bridges Seminars, discusses a timeless book on leadership titled, "The Leadership Challenge" written by James Kouzes and Barry Posner, which asks the question, "What do people admire and expect from their leaders?" In this podcast, she will share what the authors have found to be the five most common practices of effective leadership.
Dr. Becky Stewart-Goss
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Aug 26, 2019
The largest diversity of generations is represented in today's workplace more than at any other time in history. There are five generations currently working side-by-side. Different backgrounds and life experiences can result in different expectations, distinct work ethics, contrasting perspectives and diverse motivators.  Dr. Becky Stewart Gross will walk you through generational characteristics and shares some tips on how you can manage generational differences. By taking the time to understand the perspectives of the traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y and now Gen Z, you can learn to work more effectively and collaboratively 
Dr. Becky Stewart-Gross
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Aug 19, 2019
Change is inevitable in our lives, and it is interesting how people react to change in differently.  Does change completely knock you off your feet and turn your life upside down or do you easily ride the waves of change like a pro surfer?  Dr. Becky Stewart-Gross shares the stages of adapting to change and discusses how some of us may need a little help getting over the wall of change.
Hank Wagner
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Aug 12, 2019
I am sure you've heard the phrase "A beautiful mind is a terrible thing to waste".

Hank Wagner questions whether we are using our minds to their fullest potential and taking advantage of this sophisticated "piece of technology". By consciously choosing to change our way of thinking, we can generate desired outcomes. 
Hank Wagner
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Aug 5, 2019
When a warning light turns on in your car's dashboard, do you ignore it or do you get your car checked out? Chances are if you want your car to run it's best, you're going to figure out why the light went on and fix it.

Like your car, life also gives you little warning signs, but are you making adjustments when you get them? If you want the best possible life, in this podcast, Hank Wagner advises that you can't go through life ignoring the warning signs and encourages to be more aware of what is available to you.
Hank Wagner
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Jul 29, 2019
From GPS to the internet and milking robots to artificial intelligence, technology is all around us to make our lives easier, faster, safer and even more entertaining.

What if you could create technology that could transform our lives and even our relationships? What would you create? How much would you be willing to pay for this technology? In this podcast Hank Wagner explores the possibilities and asks "What if?"
Hank Wagner
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Jul 22, 2019
Successful relationships take time and effort, but they are available to everyone who is willing to put in the work and stay on the journey.

While celebrating an important milestone in their marriage, Hank Wagner's wife, Pam, reflected on three important things that improved their relationship over time. Hank shares these tips that are effective in any type of relationship and also gives a challenge to those listening. Will you accept his challenge?
Hank Wagner
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Jul 15, 2019
What is the value of a question? Sometimes the value has more to do wtih how the question is received than what is actually asked. Hank Wagner explores the impact of a question and shares why they can be a powerful tool in relationships. Listen as Hank shares the three things not do with questions and the four things to intentionally do with questions. 
Hank Wagner
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Jul 8, 2019
Staying positive and having a good attitude doesn’t pay your bills or put your feed up in storage.  We get it! 
 
While that’s true, changing your attitude may alter your perspective during tough times and lead you to a positive outcome. So, as presenter Hank Wagner encourages in this week’s PDPW Podcast Weekly episode, pause and smell the flowers.  Seriously, slow down to appreciate all the great things and people around you.
Hank Wagner
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Jul 1, 2019
Want to make a positive change in your life? If the answer is "yes", try doing something Hank Wagner's mentor taught him.  The "Rule of Five" method is all about creating small daily habits that can lead to big differences in your life. 
 
Hank Wagner
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Jun 24, 2019
Conversations are much more effective when you have them with someone who truly listens versus someone who does all the talking. Effective communicators know how to listen just as much as they know how to speak. Hank Wagner delves into the art of listening and how it can improve your relationships.
Hank Wagner
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Jun 17, 2019
Wisconsin dairy farmer Hank Wagner is thankful his father taught him honor, value and respect while growing up on the family farm.Fathers play an important role in their kids lives and Hank shares five ideas on how to become the best father you can be.
Hank Wagner
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Jun 10, 2019
Every day we have an opportunity to shape our destiny by the choices we make. Hank Wagner encourages us to be more consciously aware of the communication styles we have in our daily lives.
 
Hank Wagner
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Jun 3, 2019
Words can be very powerful. Hank Wagner talks about talking and encourages us to choose the right words.
Hank Wagner
Category: Personal and Professional Development
May 27, 2019
Between busy schedules and long days, strengthening relationships can fall by the wayside. Hank Wagner gives insight into how marriages and other relationships grow stronger through communication.
Hank Wagner
Category: Personal and Professional Development
May 20, 2019
Some may think a better way to communicate in today's modern world is by upgrading to the latest smart phone and installing all of today's social media apps. Hank Wagner reminds us that despite the benefits of modern technology, there are seeds we can plant that will yield better communication.
Hank Wagner
Category: Personal and Professional Development
May 13, 2019
Hank Wagner shares how he was not always a "people person", and he continues to work on building stronger relationships through better communication. He explains why being a better communicator is important to you, your family, your business and all the people in your life.
Hank Wagner
Category: Personal and Professional Development
May 6, 2019
Making memories is important, so why not be intentional and make as many positive memories as we can? This potentially life changing truth from Hank Wagner can have a dramatic and positive impact in your marriage, family, business, and in the culture of people around you.
Hank Wagner
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Apr 29, 2019
Change can sometimes be difficult and uncomfortable. However, change can also be good for us. Listen as Hank Wagner encourages us to get out of our comfort zone and change our oil.
 
Hank Wagner
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Apr 22, 2019
Hank Wagner shares a message that will help you create positive change in your life regardless of industry, age, education, or occupation. Listen as Hank shares a story about an old Monte Carlo automobile that taught him a valuable life lesson while adding positive dollars to his bottom line. 
Hank Wagner
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Apr 15, 2019
Hank Wagner shares his personal struggles growing up which led him to be on the receiving end of a physical action that changed his life. With the right heart, this action will add value to the lives of others with no words necessary. 
Hank Wagner
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Apr 8, 2019
Hank Wagner reveals a life-changing exercise that can change the course of even the most challenging relationship. Listen as Hank shares a secret that can repair conflicts, both large and small, and rebuild and restore relationships
Hank Wagner
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Apr 1, 2019
Hank Wagner continues his series on personal investment and this week he has a special guest. Listen as we’re reminded of the importance of choosing the right people to have in our lives.
Hank Wagner
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Mar 25, 2019
In previous podcasts, Hank Wagner has reflected on the significance of adding value to our personal lives. He reminds us that the most important investment we’ll ever make is in ourselves!  But how do we go about making that investment? Listen this week as Hank digs a little deeper to answer that question.

 
Hank Wagner
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Mar 18, 2019
Hank Wagner joins us for part two of "The Best Investment You'll Ever Make." In this week's podcast he gives two pieces of advice on how to invest in yourself and grow the seeds of greatness within you.
Hank Wagner
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Mar 10, 2019
Hank Wagner has an important investment opportunity to share. This investment will yield the greatest and longest lasting return of any investment opportunity available to you. Ready to start making the best investment of your life?
Hank Wagner
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Mar 4, 2019
Hank Wagner has been very transparent in past podcasts about his fears, particularly the fear of public speaking. In this podcast, Hank brings closure to the painful life experience that we all have experienced in some form or fashion, failure. He shares four steps and four misconceptions of how we can use failure to grow our seeds of greatness.
 
Hank Wagner
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Feb 25, 2019
When called upon to say something in an important situation, will you know what to say? Hank Wagner shares advice he once received when he was nervous to speak in front of the PDPW membership.  Hear what it means to "speak from your heart" and how it will help you find the words to say.
Hank Wagner
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Feb 18, 2019
We all have our failures but often it seems we are our worst critics, consumed with fear and worry. Hank Wagner joins us again to share a true story of a personal failure where he can't help but think of himself as a loser when he attends a meeting with his peers. 
Hank Wagner
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Feb 11, 2019
Do you allow fear and worry to consume your thoughts and actions? Hank Wagner joins us again to share a teachable moment he had years ago at his small country church. This event helped him understand that challenges are supposed to happen and tests and trials are a part of life which ultimately have a purpose. 
Hank Wagner
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Feb 4, 2019
Everyone has challenges, but it is how we overcome these challenges that make us stronger. Hank Wagner, President of Wagner Farms, joins us again to reminisce about a big challenge he faced years ago...in an old brick house. 
Hank Wagner
Category: Personal and Professional Development
Jan 28, 2019
If you could have all the land, machinery, and facilities needed or wanted, would you take all that over the people in your life?  This question and others will be offered to challenge your thinking in this PDPW Podcast.  Hank Wagner, dairy farmer in Shawano, Wis., and founder of Wagner Leadership Training, will challenge you to think differently and look at life in a new way.
Bill Baker, Host

Meet your Host, Bill Baker

Bill Baker is a syndicated editor/broadcaster and has worked in the broadcasting industry since 1980, mainly as a radio news reporter/anchor. He currently hosts a daily radio segment called "Dairy Radio Now" - More info at dairyradio.com.

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