Dec 14, 2020
In Episode 36 of Agile Digital Business, hear insights about leader selection, and about allowing team members to self select into ideal roles.
Vickie Maris, host of the show, teaches in the professional development classroom (and virtual learning spaces) on leadership lessons gleaned from the raising and training of llamas, ponies, and other livestock on her farm.
Show Notes for Episode 36
00:00 Introduction to information about a leader in the USA, NASA astronaut John Glenn - the third person and first American to orbit the Earth. In 1957, he made the first supersonic, transcontinental flight across the United States.
:54 The name of John Glenn is listed in Chapter 2 in the book, Why A Students Work for C Students, by Robert T. Kiyosaki. The list includes 50 people who didn't finish school. There are several presidents, authors, movie directors, playwrites, musicians and business founders and owners on the list.
2:36 Introduction of this episode of Agile Digital Business.
3:13 Leadership development program is referred to: Foundations in Leading Meaningful Change.
3:30 My Zoom call llama, Heartsong, joined me for teaching in a session of a virtual program on Leading Meaningful Change. This lesson was in situational leadership.
For information about booking a llama for your next virtual training or online coffee chat: Book the llamas for an appearance -- heartsongllamasonline.com
4:07 Think about how you select leaders for your organization.
4:33 Consider helping out Wikipedia if you use the web tool as a resource. The fundraising campaign is going now, but they welcome your donation at any point throughout the year. (Click the link to donate.)
5:14 Music plays and then you hear a setup to the instructional content. The audio was captured outdoors, and is a download from a Zoom call.
5:46 You will hear the reactions of people who were enrolled in the Leading Meaningful Change Foundations program.
6:12 The latest book by Beverly Patwell is Leading Meaningful Change: Capturing the Hearts, Minds and Souls of the People You Lead, Work With and Serve.
6:30 Vickie Maris teaches a short example about team roles by discussing a llama pack string hiking out on the trail. It's important to position llamas in the best role for each individual llama as they work on the trail. The ideal role for Heartsong in any scenario, is to serve as the lead llama. She selects this role if she is out grazing with the herd in the pasture or if she is working with a group on the trail.
7:40 Consider allowing your teams to self select into the roles they are best suited for.
8:00 Bev invites people to follow Vickie Maris on LinkedIn where you can hear more insights like the one she shared with her llama Heartsong. https://linkedin.com/in/vickiemaris
8:15 Thank you for listening to Agile Digital Business. An invitation to subscribe to the show is included.