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The People Dividend Podcast

Oct 24, 2023

Unlocking personal power can be a game-changer in an executive's journey. In this engaging episode, Mike Horne is in conversation with Stephen Gaffney, the author of 'Unconditional Power: Thriving in Any Situation.' Stephen offers a fresh take on harnessing this power. Ever found moods impeding your productivity? Gaffney breaks down the three primary moods and illustrates how one can pivot from feeling constrained to embodying unconditional power. He provides concrete strategies designed for disrupting detrimental patterns, reframing challenges, and adopting an expansive mindset. 

Stephen emphasizes the transformative potential of holding a belief in limitless possibilities. He also stresses the importance of cultivating gratitude, illustrating how this simple shift can alter perspectives and deepen appreciation for both personal accomplishments and team contributions. 



  • “Have you ever noticed that when you're in a good mood, you're smarter?" (03:53 |  Stephen Gaffney) 

  • “I believe that all problems have opportunities inside of them. But the question is, what do we focus on? We focus on the opportunities or we focus on the problem.” (12:14 | Stephen Gaffney) 

  • “Have you ever presented somebody with a lot of data, a lot of information that clearly makes your argument and yet they don't move on it? Or things that we know, gosh, it makes so much sense, but we don't move on it. What makes people move is emotions, and then they need that information, that logic, to justify it." (17:43 | Stephen Gaffney)

  • “You don't have to wait for other people to change and we don't have to wait for ourselves to change - change can happen in an instant. So it's like flipping that switch. And that's what I say about, you know, unconditional power and breakneck speed, because you can really move this fast and make a huge difference now.” (20:12 | Stephen Gaffney)


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