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Likely True

Likely True

By KM Lindstrom
Drawing from client experiences, travel, and tangential conversations with fellow consultants, join host Kara Lindstrom for an indefinite collection of qualitative truthiness about what influences us at home and work from climate to leadership, and so much more. @likelytruepod on Twitter or
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Leadership not knots
We are all leaders, but we may not recognize it or feel we have the opportunity to exercise it. For that matter we might not even agree what it is and what we mean by good. This is an introduction to why I’m focusing on leadership - building nuance and untying or self-made knots.
April 11, 2021
FDR not quite ASMR
A visit to FDR Park, also known as The Lakes, this is a chance to listen to all of the birds and think about the change in seasons and the habits of swans and humans.
March 28, 2021
Intuition Tuning
A look at the practices I’m using as part of a process of tuning into my intuition. I cover my definition of intuition and why I’m pursuing this as week as breaking down the specifics of my practice and their contributions. I’d welcome your experiences, successes, and struggles with intuition and what roll it plays (or you’d like for it) in your life. This episode isn’t as woo as the title may suggest, but regardless of your level of engagement with ‘la woo’, I hope it sparks something for you. Comments welcome at or @likelytruepod on Twitter. Read this on Medium:
March 21, 2021
Floating for attention
How restlessness and being prone to distraction may be addressed through sensory focus/deprivation. I look at our natural tendencies (closing our eyes with a bite of delicious food) and newer trends like float centers and my recent experiences that have helped settle my mind.
March 14, 2021
Imagining Discussions
Connecting the Supreme Intelligence of the Kree (Captain Marvel) to the Mirror of Erised (Harry Potter) and the negotiations with the Taliban to explore the practice of expanding your understanding through imagined conversations.
March 08, 2021
What’s your favorite color?
A daily dose of color and how you can learn from small children and thinking about color choice over time.
February 28, 2021
Alter egos
Exploring a tool set that you may already use or you don’t yet, but would have you acting like Superman. Alter egos and the four ways that they can serve you in becoming your next and better self.
February 21, 2021
Curious about Love
Mother Teresa said “where there is love there is joy.” In this special Valentine’s Day episode I explore if the inverse is true and make connections by way of glitter and a nervous cat. How to find love and maybe a super power.
February 14, 2021
Good Questions for Humans in Life and Work
The transition from one calendar year to the next tends to involve a fair amount of reflection, discussion, and planning. The collection of questions covered here is designed as a resource buffet for all three. This episode closes out 2020 and season 1 of Likely True. The list of questions is also available in its original written, and sporadically updated, form on Medium:
December 27, 2020
Transitions as Changes in State
We talk about beginnings and endings, but what if instead we thought of those transitions more like ice to water or steam? Whether a new relationship or job, or the end of a year or administration - there are opportunities in how we perceive transitions.
December 20, 2020
Place and Time — Their Distracted and Meandering Relationship in Culture
2020 has perhaps warped our sense of time and place - “its forever and the same!” Or is it that we’ve always had a phenomenally-oriented approach to the two? A partial rant and mostly exploration of our perception of place and time.
December 13, 2020
Into the Learning Stream
A look at how having a framework for our learning process can increase the quality of our learning whether professional development for business or DIY projects at home.
December 06, 2020
Getting Metaphoric
A look at how language - specifically metaphors - can be a powerful tool for inspiration and reflection, but also be limiting and dehumanizing. Also, a request for your favorite or loathed metaphors for leadership and work.
November 29, 2020
Relating to Resources: Arts & Tech
A look at the similarities in dynamic and struggle for organizations in a funder-supported model whether arts & culture non-profits or tech startups, and the potential if these groups started working with each other.
November 22, 2020
The Convenience Problem
A look at how a society that habituates convenience, instills a culture of short term thinking - and how this can be countered.
November 15, 2020
Climate Cultures
Exploring how the weather where you live may impact the regional mindset and approach to planning, risk, and tolerance to uncertainty.
November 08, 2020
From COVID to the Contribution Economy
Looking over three trends that have emerged during this pandemic life, and seeing which are likely to endure. I also explore how this slow down may have accelerated the momentum towards a contribution economy - and how that may (finally) connect nascent innovations across both education and how we work.
October 31, 2020
Wide Spatial America
An exploration of how spatial elements of American culture create opportunities and caveats when it comes to new technologies and other trends.
October 25, 2020