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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Saddle Up, High “I’ers”

High “I” yo Silver, away! The stories of the Lone Ranger and his quest to bring law and order to the people. Noble. Heroic. Humble. Stories teach, right wrongs, inspire us to action, connect us. If you’re a High I, an influencer, you have the natural ability to engage others through your words. You see a bright future and you HAVE to share it. On your team, you are counted on to “sell” it, whatever IT is. When the group needs someone to share what they just can’t seem to, they look in your direction. You saddle up. You take the reins and gallop full speed ahead and run with it.

You believe you can convince others of almost anything. All we “others” need to do is listen and learn. We’ll eventually come around to seeing things the way you do. When others seem disinterested, you start to feel weighed down. A phrase you may repeat to yourself is “They’re crushing my mojo.” When others don’t want to run at your speed, you may just leave them behind. Should you though? You know from time to time, you find yourself all alone in the corral. Others have moved on, but you’re still going in circles sharing the story you want to share. The “others” are telling you something. They’re telling you that work needs something else from you, some other focus. If you can’t join, the work will leave you behind. That feels scary, and lonely. This is not a place you want to be.

In the post, Embrace Your High-C Behaviors, a connection between High-Cs and High-Is was formed. Gallop over and give that a read. As a High-I, you feel comfortable making connections with others. The power behind your not so dark mask is being rather demanding. This can be off-putting to others, such as High-Ss, who are steady, relaxed, predictable, and modest. Rather than riding full speed up to a High-S, pull back and come to a trot before you get close. Come up along side them, say “Hello”, ride quietly for a bit and then ask how they see or think about the situation. As the story unfolds, you’ll come into your element. Hearing the pieces of evidence unfold from a logical perspective, you are forming what will become an amazing creation of a story. You can go away informed. Be careful, your job is to stay in the saddle, let the ride happen, listen, take it all in. Don’t push the pace or grab their reins. When you’re finished, guide your trusty steed quietly off. If you feel the urge to kick up some dust, just wait a bit. Once you’re out of sight, go for it.

You’re team needs your enthusiasm, your inspiration and your ability to adapt, be humble and patient. When called to action, they can trust you. High “I” Yo Silver, Away!

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.

Connect with Erin on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/autismandbehaviorresources/

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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