Reboot Podcast Episode Wisdom for Work #14 – Micro-Practices for Leaders: Finding Ground & Setting Intention – with Andy Crissinger & Chrystal Bell

The Reboot podcast showcases the heart and soul, the wins and losses, the ups and downs of startup leadership. On the show, Entrepreneurs, CEO’s, and Startup Leaders discuss with Jerry Colonna the emotional and psychological challenges they face daily as leaders.


Andy Crissinger

Andy Crissinger

Coach, Facilitator & Director of Coaching

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Chrystal Bell

Chrystal Bell

Coach & Facilitator

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Episode Description

In this Wisdom for Work, Andy Crissinger and Chrystal Bell consider the importance of cultivating lasting practices that link to your values and how these ordinary rituals can support you. Chrystal describes the three key elements of practice: intention, attention, and repetition. The duo shares some simple micro-practices for grounding, centering, and setting intentions, and describes how adopting any of these practices can support you in becoming your best adult self.

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Show Highlights

Top Quotes:

“When we’re in positions of influence as a leader, we have the opportunity to really make the people who work with us, to make their lives more fulfilling, to bring out the best in them, we also have, if we’re not careful, the power to do great harm.” – Andy Crissinger

“Practice is one of the activities or things that we engage in over and over again that helps us cultivate this sense of presence.” – Chrystal Bell

“We become what we practice. The more we do these things, the more available they are in our lives and the more they will spill over.” – Chrystal Bell

“Transition practices, using your creativity and figuring out what works for me, moving from context to context throughout the course of the day, can be really fun.” – Andy Crissinger

“Recognizing what’s available when we are centered, as opposed to triggered, off the cuff, or reactive, can be really powerful in us reclaiming that agency over how we want to show up in our work, in our lives.” – Chrystal Bell

“​​We cannot expect to practice something and have it work if we only ever do it at the times when we are under our greatest duress. We cannot expect to practice something and have it work if we only ever do it at the times when we are under our greatest duress.” – Chrystal Bell

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