Yogi and business owner Maryam Sharifzadeh has always built on her achievements and followed her curiosity. This founder of Office Yoga capitalizes on her own strengths while leading by letting others do what they’re best at. She proves that there is plenty of room for zen in business. Listen in to #LimberLeader while we discuss following your strengths, filling your own cup, how all leaders are made.
LIFE INNOVATOR: Maryam Sharifzadeh
Owner and teacher at Office Yoga
Unexpected conclusion: you can lead from any position
Strengths: trusts in others’ abilities, takes care of herself to help others,
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0:38 Does O have impact at work?
2:50 Maryam has always made money off of being an instructor
5:13 Starting Office Yoga
8:54 Office Yoga Response
12:46 What Maryam looks for in teachers
15:07 Perception of leaders diff than what makes a good leader
16:22 Leaders are a reflection of the state of the people
17:25 O loves LBJ
20:10 Why Office Yoga is Chill and Ambitious
22:15 Must adapt class to each client—can’t cookie cutter it
24:30 Puppy pose not office appropriate
26:49 Maryam keeps finding herself in leadership positions
30:00 Maryam is the hub in her group of friends
31:32 Maryam torn between coaching and managing
33:55 Daily Desires
36:11 What happens when you don’t connect with a student
38:03 Maryam had to cut programs and projects she loved
40:16 What defines a leader? Versus follower? Versus manager?
43:06 Has Maryam always felt comfortable being in the leadership position?
48:26 Responsibility of leadership
53:25 Loudest voice in the room is the weakest
54:45 Leaders empower ppl and allow them to do their work
55:14 What is the appeal of loud leaders?
59:50 Vipassana retreat
1:07:02 Breather: brt.hr/CHILL.
1:08:33 O and No’s reflections
1:17:03 Question You Didn’t Know Was Relevant: What role do you always play?
15:07 perception of leaders diff than what makes a good leader http://www.fastcompany.com/3051525/what-you-think-makes-a-good-leader-probably-doesnt
16:22 leaders are a reflection of the state of organization http://www.fastcompany.com/3051525/what-you-think-makes-a-good-leader-probably-doesnt
18:25 New America Center https://www.newamerica.org
54:45 empower ppl and allow them to do their work
-Tim Judge http://www.fastcompany.com/3051525/what-you-think-makes-a-good-leader-probably-doesnt
MUSIC + SOUNDBITES
0:00 TITLE ROLE
Eric B. & Rakim – Follow The Leader
Nas & Damian Marley – Leaders
Freedom Writers (5/9) Movie CLIP – You Are The Heroes (2007) HD
Miguel – Teach Me
Janelle Monáe, Jidenna – Yoga
10:15 Andre Nickatina & San Quinn – Ayo for Yayo
12:35 Janelle Monáe, Jidenna – Yoga
19:00 LBJ’s Bunghole Needs Room!
24:57 The Office: Meredith Reveals Way Too Much to Michael Scott
26:32 Majid Jordan – Learn From Each Other (Official Video)
33:35 Nicki Minaj – Boss Ass Bitch
37:49 Living Legends – Nothing Less
46:35 Glass Animals – Gooey
52:38 Burnt Movie CLIP – Yes, Chef! (2015) – Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller Movie HD
53:25 American Gangster Memorable Quote Scene
57:54 Kanye West – I Love Kanye
59:27 Living Legends – Remember Who You Are
1:06:48 B.O.Y. – Yoga
1:08:24 Pink Floyd – Breathe
1:21:44 Lupe Fiasco – Yoga Flame Freestyle