Change commitment
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Episode 5: Living through Change

Change cartoon
No takers on leading change?

CEB Research – https://www.cebglobal.com/insights/change-management.html

What tools or models do you think are most helpful to people leading change?

When you see someone who just has a knack for championing change, what characteristic/trait sticks out to you? (What makes them great?)

  • Flexibility
  • Curiosity
  • Passion
  • Authenticity
  • Aware of stakeholders

What are often overlooked execution strategies leaders miss as they get wrapped up on “doing the change”?

  • Celebrating small wins
  • Anticipating resistance – more info on Pre-Mortems
  • Slow down to move fast – aligning on the front end
  • Knowing when it’s ok to direct change vs allow for more collective intelligence/wisdom of the crowd – Kerber and Buono research (this is a bit more academic but good stuff)

How can the leader solidify the change in the culture?

  • Provide opportunities for 2-way conversation with employees
  • Communicate, communicate, communicate
  • Reward the right behaviors
  • Modeling what you want to see in others
  • Select people who align with and advance the culture you are building
  • Know when to change talent on a project team to reinvigorate a change

What strategies do you use to personally cope with change?

  • Reminding myself that it’s usually not as bad as I assume it will be
  • Focus on gratitude even in the midst of pain
  • Not ignore our feelings
  • Giving up control
  • Being intentional about how you are spending your social time and making sure you are not isolating yourself

How do you help those who struggle with resistance to change?

  • Demonstrating empathy
  • Not passing judgment when someone is struggling
  • Provide personal examples
  • Change style indicator – brochure
  • William Bridges’ transitions model

What change books and resources have been helpful?

It seems like all industries, fields, even hobbies are changing a lot based on digital and other trends. How do you stay on top – or in front, when possible – of these changes?

  • Think of other ways to do things you do today especially ways to use digital tools differently
  • Twitter and LinkedIn helps connect global thought leaders
  • Conferences or Professional development sessions and organizations

 

BONUS!

Girls’ Trip Elephant Adventure pictures – Sandy on an elephant at the Indianapolis Zoo

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London travel
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Episode 4: Traveling the British Isles

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Pictures from travels to the British Isles:

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London and London suburbs:

·        Crown Jewels in the London Tower

·        Piccadilly Circus

·        Wimbledon

·        Harrods – enjoy the café’s crepes

 

UK outside of London:

·        Stonehenge

·        Oxford

·        Cambridge

·        Stratford Upon Avon

·        Windsor Castle

·        Warrick castle

 

Also recommend attending a High Tea and taking a hop on, hop off bus tour.

 

Scotland:

·        Edinburgh castle

·        Glasgow

·        Near Scotland – York

 

Ireland:

·        Cliffs of Moher

·        Wicklow

·        Glendalough

We didn’t mention it, but also recommend the Temple Bar District in Dublin for a good Irish singalong.

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Episode 3: Paths Followed by Faith

Questions we considered and hope you do, too:

  1. What are you most grateful for beyond the typical – family, friends, job, etc.?
  1. How can your personal transformation help you to have more grace with the growth of another person?
  2. Where in your life do you need to be brave? How could your faith help you?
  3. Who do you know that is really brave? What does their life look like?
  4. Describe an example of a time where your faith led you down a different path than you otherwise would have gone down? Or a time where you felt like He asked you to do something that made you uncomfortable.

References for things we mentioned:

 

Podcast

Episode 2: Emotional Intelligence

Show Notes: 

  1. Self Awareness – recognize moods, emotions and drives
  2. Self-Regulation – control/re-direct disruptive impulses and moods; think before act
    • How to develop Self-Regulation: WAIT – Why Am I Talking?
  3. Motivation – passion to work for reasons beyond money & status
    • How to develop Motivation: Reframing – finding the good in difficult situations/interaction
  4. Empathy – understand emotional makeup of others; treating people according to emotional reactions
  5. Social Skills – managing relationships and building networks; find & build rapport

 

  • Emotional Intelligence benefits of travel
  • Faith’s role in emotional intelligence
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Episode 1: Maui Travel

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