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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MYNDDCAST Moments, Risk vs Risky

Struggling to hire people who move your organization forward? You could be confusing RISK and RISKY. If you are, the power of RISK and those who embrace it may be missing from your organizational culture. In this episode, we explore this important distinction.

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MYNDDCAST: Season 1 Episode 8, Erin Demcher, Say YES and Use Data

Join me and Erin Demcher, Founder of Autism and Behavior Resources, as she shares how her “Say YES” approach to business development and service to her customers helps her build happiness and success in her life and business. Erin also shares her mental model on how data builds unseen relationships and how those relationships help shape the need for data.

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MYNDDCAST: Season 1 Episode 7 — Robyn A. Defelice, Entrepreneurial Spirit & Intrapreneurism

On this MYNDDCAST episode, Robyn A. Defelice shares how her entrepreneurial spirit shows up in her work as an entrepreneur and intrapreneur. Robyn’s creative and pragmatic thinking inspires her clients, audiences and readers. Robyn shares thoughts on her latest venture as co-author of Microlearning: Short and Sweet (Amazon.com link). Join me and Robyn and share your thoughts on how entrepreneurial spirit influences entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs alike.

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MYNDDCAST: Season 1 Episode 6 — Shawn Rosler, Instructional Designer, Creative & Disruptor

Join me with guest Shaw Rosler as we explore his mindset of Keeping It Simple. Shawn brings his eclectic thinking to life in all that he does. Known for his work as the creator and host of the Coarse Grind Podcast, Shawn’s work to improve community through food and education is a true inspiration. He even adds an incredible perspective on STEM education from the KITCHEN. You don’t want to miss this episode.

MYNDDCAST Moment, Rebuilding the Entrepreneurial Nation Requires Rethinking K12

Stopping the decline of entrepreneurism in the US will require new K12 school systems thinking. In this episode I share 4 mindsets to spearhead thinking. As a nation, we responded to our past need for industrial factory workers. Now, it’s time to regain our status as an entrepreneurial nation.

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MYNDDCAST Moment, Think CONVENING rather than MEETING.

CEOs, Directors, Supervisors and Managers have the job of convening others with purpose. Learn how to shift your organizational culture of MEETINGS to CONVENING. Impact the productivity and value of your shared time together. #systemsthinking #organizationalculture #leadership #meetings

MYNDDCAST: Season 1 Episode 4 — Dr. Karl Kapp

Join me with friend and colleague, Dr. Karl Kapp as he shares his mindset to make the world a better place by teaching others how to improve learning. We walk through his personal journey to becoming a leading Learning Industry Entrepreneur, making connections to his role as a professor, prolific author and content contributor. Karl’s research-driven mind and his calming personality make him a success in all his endeavors and a friend to many.

This episode is one stop on a national Virtual Book Tour for Microlearning: Short and Sweet. With co-author Robyn Defelice, Karl’s latest book deconstructs microlearning into misconceptions and realities, making the unknown, known.

Support Karl and Robyn and grab your copy today at the links below..

ATD LINK: https://www.td.org/books/microlearning
AMAZON LINK: https://amzn.to/2MQWRTW

Want to visit all the stops on the tour? Click over to the Microlearning: Short and Sweet Virtual Book Tour posting on LinkedIn.

A Better World, Helping Others Develop Better Learning

On Monday, the MYNDDCAST Virtual Book Tour stop with author, Dr. Karl Kapp will post. Don’t miss an episode. Use the link below and follow MYNDDCAST on Spotify. While you’re there, listen to latest interview with Christian and Shannon from Altera Life. MYNDDCAST explores the mindsets of people changing our communities and the world around us.

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In Episode 4, I talk with Karl about his Learning Industry Mindset and his journey to becoming the entrepreneur he is today. We also explore how authoring has becoming a key component to his Systems Thinking approach to impacting the world.

Tune in Monday to hear Karl’s story and to learn more about his latest book with co-author, Robyn Defelice, Microlearning: Short and Sweet.

Tune in Monday, Sept 23rd to learn more about Dr. Karl Kapp’s journey to make the world a better place through learning about learning.

Uncommon Solutions

Two powerful words voiced by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and heard most mornings on NPR segments they support. Living in Central PA as an entrepreneur, but working outside those boundaries, I feel the powerful tug of war between common and uncommon.

The Kauffman Foundation: Uncommon
https://www.kauffman.org/rethink/uncommon

Products & Services: Being an entrepreneur in small town USA can mean hanging a shingle promoting your efforts to bring the common to the community. We all know the common things. They are the services and products that a large population of humans seek or need frequently. The uncommon can feel risky, NEW and strange. Should I open that Art & Team Bar in a culture of drive-through coffee drinkers? Be too uncommon and the entrepreneur can feel the sting of common mindsets. See, that’s the point about being uncommon. It makes us, the consumers, reevaluate our needs and think deeper about what can benefit us. Is the same old, same old good? Bad? Just meh? When entrepreneurs kick us out of our comfort zones and into a new mindset….we all win. The uncommon wins!

Approaches & Tactics: Common extends into organizational structures and cultures as well. That old, dusty Vision Statement hanging on the wall is common. It’s ignored, but common. Having our Monday morning meetings, common. Ineffective, but common. Teams of people attempting to work together with little to no effort put into understanding ourselves, each other or how our unique blend of attitudes and behaviors impact organizational performance. That’s common. Not great, common. Bad actually. But common. Just like the convenience and comfort of hitting that drive through for a cup-o-joe, we get caught in a drive through mindset of work culture. “It’s not healthy, but it’s quick and we KNOW how to do it.” Pretty soon, we’re ordering an extra this or that in cultural terms. One day, we add a side of team in-fighting, or how about a crushed spirit or two? No harm no fowl. We were in line and while we’re here, why not. The common. We all know what the common drive through routine results in. Unhealthiness. So yes, the common Approaches & Tactics for organizations result in the same.

Developing an organizational mindset equipped for our volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world can become common, but for now, it is uncommon…and lovely…….and needed.

If you didn’t click through to the article on the Kauffman website listed above, here is a powerful quote:

“You should not choose to be a common company. It’s your right to be uncommon if you can. You seek opportunity to compete. You desire to take the calculated risk, to dream, to build, yes, even to fail, and to succeed.”

— Ewing Marion Kauffman

This is my challenge to every organization, be uncommon. Craft a Vision that is INSPIRING. Build a Mission that is worth doing repeatedly by the HUMANS who have joined you. Get to know your fellow teammates beyond ritualistic hellos and goodbyes and thank yous and awkward high fives. Be committed to being uncommon for those you serve because they NEED you to be uncommon, but may have no idea what that looks like. That’s your job. That’s OUR job.

Want to be uncommon, and awesome. Connect with me to bring MYNDDSET services to your organization. Together, we’ll MAP, ADVANCE and TRANSFORM your culture. We’ll be UNCOMMON together.