S2.E23 Limber Leader

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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

Maryam Sharifzadeh

Unexpected conclusion: you can lead from any position

Strengths: trusts in others’ abilities, takes care of herself to help others,

Office Yoga


Office Yoga retreat


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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



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

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