Think RIDICULOUS, achieve RIGOR, Dr. Emma Fleck, Ep.32

On this episode, Dr. Emma Fleck, Department Head, Management and Marketing, Sigmund Weis School of Business at Susquehanna University and Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, joins me to share how she uses the ridiculous to achieve rigor in her classes. As we aim to build entrepreneurial spirit in adaptable entrepreneurial ecosystems, we can’t depend on predictable thinking to solve complex problems. Known for connecting her students to their inner superhero, Emma is a leader in innovative and timely entrepreneurial mindset development.

Connect with Emma on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emfleck/
Or, send her a message at Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove PA

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Leveraging Disruption to Fuel Innovation, Anthony Warren, Ep.31

Have you ever wondered why some entrepreneurs and organizations fail, while some thrive through chaos and manage to drive innovation? Join my discussion with Anthony Warren, founder of Apitra Innovations, an organizational development and workforce innovation consultancy based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Anthony shares 5 tips to help you innovate through chaos.

Connect with Anthony by shooting him an email.
Head over to Anthony’s profile page on LinkedIn (linkedin.com/in/anwarren/).
Visit Anthony’s website apitra.com (note…his site is currently going through a few updates).

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MYNDDCAST.LIVE, “PFEW now, more than EVER!”, Ep.30

Join me and guest Scott Lee, VP of Marketing and Development, Foundation for Free Enterprise Education, along with 20 guest participants as we explore why now, more than ever, Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW) is needed. PFEW is a one-of-a-kind summer program that offers in-coming high school juniors and seniors a unique and challenging opportunity to see what it is like to run their own business.

Our conversation moved past WHAT the students do and focused on the WHY. I guide the group in applying the Conceptual Age Leadership THINKING mindset to influence the student’s SEEING (seeing reality as it is), BEING (aligning behaviors to reality), ACTING (creating for reality), and EXPRESSING (impacting reality).

Now, more than ever, we need to think deeply about how we foster young minds. PFEW is well positioned to do this important work. To learn more about PFEW, visit https://pfew.org

In 2018, I wrote Applying Thinking Patterns to Ethics Case Study Activity: Destructive Emotions Avoided, a review of the power of thinking on emotions at PFEW.

Resources
MYNDDCAST.LIVE Chat Log (View the attendee roles and their response to “Why PFEW?”
MYNDDCAST.LIVE, YouTube Video of the Zoom call.
MYNDDCAST.LIVE, PFEW Zoom Group Photo

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Virtual Rehearsals, This Middle School Band Plays On, Susan Meyer Patterson, Ep.29

Stepping outside her title, her norms, her comfort zone, being creative, being BRAVE, this Texas Music Educator ensures the band plays on. On March 16th, Mrs. Susan Meyer Patterson’s post found its way to my Facebook News Feed here in Central PA all the way from Conroe ISD, Texas. Okay, I know that’s not far in our connected virtual world, but distance isn’t the story. Knowing her students NEED music, she dove in, fired up Zoom, grabbed her baton and counted them in. Join me as I share Susan’s work to ensure the Band Plays On!

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The New Normal, MYNDDCAST.LIVE with Denny Hummer, Bucknell University SBDC, Ep.28

The New Normal = Bringing the Unfamiliar into Practice…How do we do that? The New Normal isn’t a time in the future. No. The New Normal is NOW! We’re not predicting, estimating, hypothesizing about the New Normal. We’re living it. Dealing, coping, adapting..those are needed skills. But how will we start a journey toward THRIVING?

On this first edition of MYNDDCAST.LIVE, an interactive version of MYNDDCAST, I’m joined by Denny Hummer of the Bucknell University SBDC and several guests to introduce a framework for thinking about the New Normal . This interactive format provides guests the chance to share their thoughts and experiences as we explore transformational topics.

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Social Distancing, Business Shifts, BIG CHANGES! Knowing ourselves & others to THRIVE, Ep.27

The coronavirus has caused businesses, non-profits, entrepreneurs, schools and hospitals, pretty much every segment of business to shift norms, ways of working and doing business. How we respond as organizations depends on how we as individuals unite, each with our unique combination of behaviors and attitudes.  In this episode, we’ll explore what we know about behaviors and attitudes and how understanding these human traits helps us in times of dramatic change and how an organizational effort to grow our understanding of ourselves and others is a timely investment.

There are many ways organizations are shifting.  The themes include

1. Digital Transformation (Building new digital tools and services)
2. Changing Delivery Modes (Schools, Restaurants, Health Clubs, Human Services)
3. Ramping Down (Manufacturers, Hospitals, Entrepreneurs)
4. Forced Closures (For compliance, for the safety of staff and those we serve)
5. Forced Continuance Planning (Maintaining business as usual)
6. Telework (The new reality for a significant percentage of our population)

How do these shifts affect us, each with our own natural behaviors and attitudes toward new things, our environment, learning and others?    

Limited time, high risks, countless unknowns,  little to no budget, a development cycle nightmare.  The model of try-fail-iterate-try again can teach us much.  Failure, the kind that pushes us to new answers, the act of building, getting feedback and making changes to products and services without high investment, while incredibly promising, pushes us to understand ourselves and others at a time when the stakes are high. 

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Game-Based Thinking & Organizational Development Ep.26

I kick off Season 2 of MYNDDCAST with one of my favorite people, Dr. Karl Kapp. We talk about the power of Game-Based Thinking to help organizations change and grow. The ability to PLAY is built into us as humans. How well we adopt that by pushing against our adult, restrictive thinking is up to us. Join us as we explore using the power of Game-Based Thinking to impact our organizations.

This episode is sponsored by: Step Away, a unique game-based conference.

You know you need to create thinking time and space but how do you do that in a structured manner that leads to results. The answer is a unique corporate conference geared toward creativity and play called “Step Away.”  Step Away is unlike any corporate experience you’ve ever had, it takes place in a venue where every room is themed after a different game like Scrabble, Monopoly and Clue just to name a few. Visit the link to learn more and to register.

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MYNDDCAST Season 1, Emily Bayuk, Motivating Girls to Explore STEM

Emily Bayuk is an artist, student of Electrical Engineering at Bucknell University and young entrepreneur inspiring girls to explore their passion for STEM through her book, “The Fundamentals of Circuits Made Easy.” Emily created the artistic, story-based content for her book in her junior year of high school and in 2019 self published. Join me to hear Emily’s story on this episode of MYNDDCAST.

Grab your copy of her book at: The Fundamentals of Circuits Made Easy

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MYNDDCAST Moment, The Employee Engagement Problem

Describe employee engagement? We all need engaged employees and statistics show employee engagement is a significant challenge. On this episode, we’ll explore the simple, but complex solution to your employee engagement problem.

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MYNDDCAST: Season 1 Episode 9, Dr. Lynn Hummel, Explorer, Entrepreneur and Community Builder

Lynn expands the boundaries of all that he does as a dedicated explorer, entrepreneur and community builder. As a child, he learned what it means to serve others by working in his grandparents’ restaurants. He’s turned his thirst to see the world into both a business and a way to help others learn. His dedication to building an every-growing community of learners pushes him to take on new adventures and leadership roles. Join me as I speak with Dr. Lynn Hummel in this episode of MYNDDCAST.

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