Season 6 Episode 30: Breathing Oxygen Book Is Now Available!

Jason Barger's new book, Breathing Oxygen is out now!
Jason Barger’s new book, Breathing Oxygen is out now!

Today is launch day for Jason Barger’s newest book Breathing Oxygen  How Positive Leadership Gives Life to Winning Cultures to be released into the world. He shares his hopes for how the book stimulates positive action with leaders, teams and our world.

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Jason introduces Season 6 episode 30 of the podcast, Breathing Oxygen Book Is Now Available! Welcome back to the podcast on corporate culture and leadership and thank you for listening. We engage thought leaders like CEOs, CFOs, managers, VPs, directors, and more for this podcast. We wish to create content that engages your mind and heart and allows you to step back and think and add some positivity to your life. We deep dive into today’s topic.

We can’t control everything but what we can control is our response. Still a lot of work to do but wanted to remind the audience what is within our control is the temperature we create in the organizations and teams we work with. If you have a suggestion, please send it to

Please leave a review for the podcast It really helps the podcast to spread these messages out into the world. Please share this podcast with your organization, on your team, or in your life to help spread these messages. Thank you!

6:11 – Jason introduces today’s episode filled with 3 messages for listeners today. The first message is “Thank you!” Launching anything takes courage and can be challenging, it requires the support of other people. Jason dedicates this book to anyone in his path that has impacted his life to write this book, Breathing Oxygen.

9:05 – Why did Jason write this book? Jason shares what inspired him to write this book. A big key was awareness. Awareness of what was giving him oxygen and what was taking oxygen away from him. His hope is that this book impacts people and cultures and teams. Jason is excited to help connect the hearts and minds of people along the way.

11:13 – Jason talks about some incredible quotes about the book and wants to thank the great people who have responded to this book already. Listen to last week’s episode to hear more great quotes and responses here. 

12:10 – Only 3 simple requests are made from the listeners to help.

  1. Order the book at Amplify (publisher) or Amazon here.
  2. Read it! Dont just order it but read the book as well. It is a friendly and inviting book that you will enjoy. Share it! If it resonates then gift copies to people. Share it with other people.
  3. Review the book! Leave 5-star and positive ratings for this book as that really helps share these messages on those platforms.

Questions to Ponder

  1. Who has breathed good oxygen to you and your life and your work?
  2. In what ways can you breathe good oxygen to other people in your life and work?
  3. Will you engage? How will you be part of it? How will you share this? 

Quotes about the book:

“Positive leadership and positive cultures are needed more than ever. There are people who breath life into every relationship, room, and team. There are also those that steal the oxygen from any relationship. Thanks to Jason for breathing good oxygen into others.” – Jon Gordon, best selling author

“Servant leadership is about giving energy and care to others and a mission greater than self… Jason Barger’s work and spirit continue to give energy to me and countless teams in the world.” – Howard Behar (former CEO Starbucks)

“Behaviors such as agility, grit, empathy, and inclusivity have never been more essential and valued in the workplace. Jason Barger’s 6-key mindsets highlight the behaviors that propel great leaders and drive great cultures.” – Coley O’Brien, Wendys

“It’s clear from the research that meaningful cultures don’t just magically happen… Jason Barger’s insights are foundational.” – Tamara Myles

“Positive cultures lift other people up and are able, to be honest and authentic…Thank you, Jason” – Jeni Britton-Bauer, Jeni’s Ice Cream

“We are the thermostats who sets the temperature for those around us.” 

Please leave a review for the podcast It really helps the podcast to spread these messages out into the world. Please share this podcast with your organization, on your team, or in your life to help spread these messages. Thank you!

Remember, the best leaders, teams, & cultures stimulate progress by recalibrating their thermostat together.

If you like the podcast, have a question, or just want to share your thoughts about daring to begin please leave a comment below or please leave a review on Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts.

Presale for the book has begun. You can begin to do that by using the QR codes or preordering.

Season 6 Episode 22: Breathing Oxygen Preorder Now, Release date August 2nd!

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Conversations and micro-thoughts to engage your mind and heart.

A thermostat is proactive. It sets the temperature in a room. Controls the temperature. Regulates the temperature. But in today’s distracted, fast-paced and digital world, it’s easy for individuals and organizations to act more like thermometers, slipping into reactionary thinking, becoming scattered and inconsistent. The most compelling leaders, teams, organizations, families, or collection of humans of any kind operate in thermostat mode. They calibrate their mind and heart to set the temperature for the vision and culture they want to create. Jason Barger, globally celebrated author, keynote speaker, and founder of Step Back Leadership Consulting, is the host of The Thermostat, a podcast journey to discover authentic leadership, create compelling cultures and find clarity of mission, vision, and values.