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The Tension

The Tension

By Howard Gray
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 .
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Alchemy / Chemistry
We often talk about needing chemistry with the people we work with. But what about the alchemy?
November 19, 2019
Signpost / Surprise
We underestimate the power of the signpost, and what we can do with a surprise
November 12, 2019
Core / Bonus
The race for the bonus material leaves our core exposed
November 05, 2019
Chaos / Order
Embracing chaos and adding invisible order to power the infinite loop
October 29, 2019
Time / Energy
Untangling two of our most valuable resources
October 22, 2019
No One Cares / No One Cares
The birthday lunch, a reality check, and why their lack of interest is great news for us.
October 15, 2019
Prestige / Possession
We want to know the secret... or do we?
October 08, 2019
Natural / Rounded
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
October 01, 2019
Magpie / Hummingbird
All that glitters is not gold - although neither is the nectar.
September 24, 2019
Microscope / Telescope
We all need to be able to deftly utilize the microscope and the telescope. One probably won’t be enough.
September 17, 2019
Fitting In / Standing Out
The standout candidate tends to fit, and to find the fit it's best to stand out.
September 10, 2019
Suggestible / Susceptible
Advertising, hypnosis, and magic.
August 29, 2019
Mentor / Coach
Which do we seek? What matters most? And how do we know if someone is worth working with as a mentor or a coach?
August 29, 2019
Action / Juice
What do we do when the heat is around the corner?
August 29, 2019
Intensity / Technique
Are we investing in increasing our intensity or finessing our technique?
August 29, 2019
Boring / Nothing
The key to staying out there, doing the work? Keep it boring.
August 29, 2019
This is... The Tension
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.
August 29, 2019