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A New Direction is a weekly podcast that interviews best selling authors from around the world in success and leadership to enhance your life, career, and business.

A New Direction Jay Izso

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    • 5.0 • 30 Ratings

A New Direction is a weekly podcast that interviews best selling authors from around the world in success and leadership to enhance your life, career, and business.

    Why I Find You Irritating: Navigating Generational Friction at Work

    Why I Find You Irritating: Navigating Generational Friction at Work

    Why can't we all just get along? As the generations work in the same space, the differences seem to be magnified. The lines have been drawn. Everything seems to be black and white with no gray area. If you are a "baby boomer" chances are you find the millennials and Gen Z generations frustrating, perhaps seeing them as entitled, lazy, or arrogant. If you are Gen X like me, it's all about independence, we find the "baby boomers" closed minded and controlling. If you are a milennial you want to collaborate and not be left out, you want balance, and find meaning and purpose. If you are a Gen Z when it comes to work you want to know, "What's in it for me". Let's open our minds for a minute. The fact is we were all raised in different era's. The way we were raised was completely different from each other. Each generation speaks a different language. There are technological differences, the speed of information differences, and more...the truth is no generation is right...we are just different, and that's where we need to start. On this episode of A New Direction we have with us generational expert Chris De Santis talking about his amazing and insightful book: "Why I Find Your Irritating: Navigating Generational Friction at Work".



    Chris De Santis book "Why I Find You Irritating: Navigating Generational Friction at Work" is an eye opening and revealing look at how the different generations came to be, and how they view working in today's workforce.  The book examines how we have come to have the biased views we have of each generation and the Chris gives us ways to help combat those biases and treat each generation as they were meant to be treated by giving us some skill training in both our behavior and mindset when it comes to the different generations.  The book is a must read for every CEO, Owner, Founder, Entrepreneur, Manager, and employee.  You will come to understand when it comes to generations.  "Why I Find You So Irritating".



    Please, Please Please, yes I am begging you to reach out to the sponsors of A New Direction.  Thanks to their financial support we are able to bring you these great experts and their books to help you live the life you always dreamed of.  So, reach out to them and just say “thank you for sponsoring A New Direction.











    EPIC Physical Therapy, I use them whether it be for an injury, post surgery, every day aches and pains, and when I want to get a little more out of my body for athletics.  They are the top choice for professional athletes as well as non-athletes.  Do yourself and your recovery a favor when you are ready for EPIC Relief, EPIC Recovery, and EPIC results check out EPIC Physical Therapy www.EPICpt.com



    Linda Craft and Team, Realtors, for 35 years the choice of thousands when it comes to real estate.  And regardless of where you live you can meet with them virtually.  They have been on the cutting edge of technology helping people around the world finding the very best professionals to help sell or buy a new home.  They clients call their customer service “legendary”.  Find out why by going to www.LindaCraft.com

    • 58 min
    4 Mindsets that Will Create or Kill Your Success

    4 Mindsets that Will Create or Kill Your Success

    Are you as successful as you want to be in your life? How about your business? How about your career? Research has demonstrated that how you think determines the level of success regardless of how you define it, that you can achieve. Researcher and Best Selling Author Dr. Ryan Gottfredson joins us again on this episode of A New Direction to dig deeper into the four mindets that can create success or can kill it.  The sad truth is that most of us are in complete denial about our mindsets, believing we are better than we truly are... Dr. Gottfredson sheds light on four mindsets from his book "Success Mindsets". Think of them on a continuum.



    The four mindsets are:



    Growth or Fixed Mindsets

    Open or Closed Mindsets

    Promotion or Prevention Mindsets

    Outward or Inward Mindsets



    Ryan Gottfredson's book, Success Mindsets: Your Keys to Unlocking Greater Success in Your Life, Work, & Leadership is an absolute deep dive into our mindsets and how they affect our life, our work, our behavior, and our success.  As we take a deeper dive into the book we must come to realize that our own upbringing has influenced much of our mindsets, and that they are most often not serving us well, not to mention they do not serve others at all.  Success Mindsets is a perfect book for you, your team, and your clients.  If you would like to take the Success Mindsets Assessment go to:  www.ryangottfredson.com/successmindsets



    Please reach out and say thank you to the financial partners of A New Direction Show:



    EPIC Physical Therapy from every day aches and pains, to injuries to keeping elite athletes at the top of their game, EPIC pt has the cutting edge equipment and the certified staff to create an individualized treatment program specifically for you.  They are my physical therapists and I think they should be yours too.  So if you want EPIC Relief, EPIC Recovery, and EPIC Results.  Start by contacting the great people at EPIC Physical Therapy….www.EPICpt.com



    Linda Craft & Team, Realtors for 35 years they have been known for having “Legendary Customer Service”.  Unaffiliated and independently owned and operated they can recommend the best real estate professional to help you sell your home or buy your next home anywhere in the world.

    • 57 min
    Unlocking Greater Success in Life, Work & Leadership – Success Mindsets

    Unlocking Greater Success in Life, Work & Leadership – Success Mindsets

    So often we wonder why we do not get the results we are looking for. We will typically blame a person or group of people for our failures and mistakes. If you are leading a team you will frequently be tempted to follow the addage of "fire fast and hire slow". But are these really problems that are beyond your control or problems that you could control if your mindset was different? The problem is we get into denial believe that we have the right mindsets. If I were to ask you right now do you have a "closed" or "open" mindset you would undoubtedly say "open". Yet your behavior says, "closed", your team may even say "closed". That's because we don't know our mindsets well and what it would take to truly change them. Fortunately, on this episode of A New Direction Best Selling Author Dr. Ryan Gottfredson walks us through the four mindsets and how by changing them we can become more successful in every area of our life.



    Ryan Gottfredson's book: Success Mindsets:  Your Keys to Unlocking Greater Success in Your Life, Work & Leadership is one of the most eye opening, life changing books I have ever read.  If you take this book seriously it will change you, your work, the way you lead, and ultimately the way you live your life.  In Success Mindsets Ryan Gottfredson focuses on four primary mindsets.  "Growth vs Fixed Mindsets", "Open vs. Closed Mindsets", "Promotion vs. Prevention Mindsets", and "Outward vs. Inward Mindsets".  As he takes you on a deeper dive of each one, there will undoubtably come a point where you see yourself along the contiuum of each.  In fact, if you would like to evaluate yourself in each of these mindsets.  Ryan Gottfredson will let you take his assessment for free by clicking on ryangottfredson.com/successmindsets  Truly a life changing book!



    Please thank the sponsors of A New Direction Podcast – Jay Izso











    EPIC Physical Therapy the facility with the most cutting edge equipment and the certified staff to help you recover from an injury or surgery, work with professional and amateur athletes, or just those of us who want to move and feel better.  When you want EPIC relief, EPIC recovery, and EPIC results then start with EPIC Physical Therapy by going to www.EPICpt.com



    Linda Craft Team, Realtors when you are looking to sell your home or buy a new home start with what their clients refer to as “the legends of customer service”.  Whether you are in the Greater Raleigh Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina or any where in the world they can help you with your home dreams.  Contact our friends Linda Craft Team at www.LindaCraft.com

    • 57 min
    Revelation Conversation: Inspire Greater Employee Engagement by Connecting to Purpose

    Revelation Conversation: Inspire Greater Employee Engagement by Connecting to Purpose

    Did you know that according to Gallup only 36% of employees are actually engaged in their work? That means basically 2 out 3 employees just do a job without having a purpose. We currently live in an era of "Quiet Quitting"...just doing enough to not get fired. Why? Becaue they cannot find a purpose in their work.  What does that mean to you and your business? What lack of employee engagement and purpose means is less productivity, lower morale, fewer innovative ideas, and ultimately less profit. So what can you do increase employee engagement? Help them find their purpose.  How? There is an answer. And on this episode of A New Direction best selling author Steve Curtin ( "Delight Your Customers") raises your employee engagement by aligning their work purpose with your company values and with some one-on-one converstations known as the "The Revelation Conversation"



    Steve Curtin author of the best selling book "Delight Your Customers" has a brand new eye opening book for every business entitled, "The Revelation Conversation: Inspire Greater Employee Engagement by Connecting to Purpose".  What makes this book such a game changer is that finally help the employee connect to a "work purpose".  Why does their work matter?  How does their work truly make an impact?  What brings meaning to their work?  Just think about it if your employees knew the answers to those questions what would you see happen in your business...one thing is for sure...you wouldn't worry about "quiet quitting", and you find yourself in the most profitable position you have ever been in.



    A New Direction is so grateful to our sponsors please reach out to them and tell them thank you and please LIKE their Facebook pages.



    EPIC Physical Therapy, whether you are recovering from and injury or surgery or a professional athlete looking to improve when you want EPIC Relief, EPIC Recovery, and EPIC Results check out EPIC Physical Therapy.  www.EPICpt.com and Check out their EPIC Facebook Page.



    Linda Craft & Team, Realtors for 35 years their customers call their customer service “legendary”, but Linda and her team built their business on building relationships and understanding your home is full of memories that are important to you!  That makes it important to her and her team. Check out www.LindaCraft.com and Check out their Facebook Page



     

    • 58 min
    Fulfilled: Finding Joy and Prosperity in Life

    Fulfilled: Finding Joy and Prosperity in Life

    It has been said, "there are no business problems, but only personal problems that show up in your business." As one who coaches business professionals at every level, I have found this to be 100% true. When our lives lack purpose, meaning, or we feel have not impact, we are living a life that is unfulfilling. The external rewards only take us so far. The accumulation of things and money dissilusion us with power that we mistake as fulfillment. The truth is you and I have been placed on this planet for a much bigger purpose. And it's not so we can accumulate "stuff". No we want "meaning" in our work. We ultimately want to make an impact on the lives of others. And when we can connect that dots in our life and business that we are in fact serving a greater purpose and that we have impact on our world around us...that's fulfillment. But how do we get there? Thankfully for us on this episode of A New Direction Will Schirmer returns with his brand new book..."Fulfilled: Finding Joy & Prosperity in Life". Will digs into you and gives us practical guidance to live the life we all want to live.



    Will Schirmer's latest book: "Fulfilled: Finding Joy and Prosperity in Life" is a winner!  This book will hold you accountable to you.  It is divided into 6 sections with the first section entitled "Character" are the foundational building blocks by which the remaining  5 sections can rest on.  Those 4 Character stones are: Integrity, Humility, Accountability, and Compassion and Forgiveness.  The rest of the book rests on these corner stones that the house of fulfillment can be built one.  The book is amazing deep dive into you so that you can live a purpose filled, meaningful, impactful, and fulfilled life.  Get yourself and your loved ones a copy of "Fulfilled" it is a great read!



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    • 1 hr 3 min
    How Leaders Create Connected and Accountable Teams by Building Trust

    How Leaders Create Connected and Accountable Teams by Building Trust

    Whether you are an Owner, CEO, Manager, or an Employee. One thing is absolutely true that when we trust each other it is easier for us to together as a team work be more productive, impactful, and certainly more profitable. Then why do we have such a difficult time getting our team of people to trust and "play nice" with each other so that we can experience the benefits.



    Often times we focus on Whether you are an Owner, CEO, Manager, or an Employee. One thing is absolutely true that when we all work together as a team work is more productive, impactful, and certainly more profitable. Then why do we have such a difficult time getting our team of people to "play nice" with each other so that we can experience the benefits.



    Often times we focus on micromanagement disquised as accountability to drive our teams, but micromanagement never builds trust and accountability alone does not bring the team together, nor does it ensure "teamwork". So what really is lacking when our team or teams are not dedicatedly working together? Well, to borrow a quote from the great singer Billy Joel...It's a matter of trust.



    And fortunately on this episode of A New Direction Business Trust Expert from Australia Marie-Claire Ross shares her researched "Integrated Trust Building System" to help you and you team or teams get better connected, get more productive, make a bigger impact, and ultimately become more profitable.



    Marie-Claire's book: Trusted to Thrive is an absolute comprehensive guide into building trust between you as a leader and your team.  There is no doubt this is going to take hard work.  But the research she has conducted for the book as well as her own make "Trusted to Thrive" a powerful set of tools to build or rebuild any business or organization into the productive, efficient and profitable place that is was meant to be.



    Please Thank The Sponsors of A New Direction by LIKING and Following their pages:



    EPIC Physical Therapy.  Whether you are injured from work, play, or you simply want to feel better about yourself and get better freedom of movement.  EPIC physical therapy has the latest state of the art technology and equipment, coupled with a certified staff to help you achieve your physical goals and get you back to where you want to be and give you a direction where you should be going.  When you really want EPIC relief, EPIC recovery, and EPIC results look no further than the people I use and trust EPIC Physical Therapy.  www.EPICpt.com



    Linda Craft & Team, Realtors no matter where you live in the world, Linda Craft and her team can help you find the best professional in your area to help you sell or buy your next home.  While most real estate professionals belong to a nationally affiliated company where they are obligated to use the people in their company’s network.  Linda Craft and her team are privately owned and operated.  That means they can find the absolute best professional from ANY company to ensure you get the best service.

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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Todd Cherches ,

In a word...WOW!

I have been a guest on over 150 podcasts since my book "VisuaLeadership" came out two years ago, and I can honestly say that this was by far one of the best interviewing experiences I've ever had! Unlike many hosts who ask predictable, scripted, surface-level questions, Jay Izso took the time and the care to read my book cover-to-cover, which enabled him to ask amazingly insightful questions and which allowed us to really take a deep dive into many of my book's topics. One of my models is called, "The 3 E's" -- which stands for Educate, Engage, and Excite...and with his enthusiastic and high-energy style, listeners to Jay's "A New Direction" podcast will be informed, interested in, and inspired by each and every one of his captivating episodes.

Dripchak ,

Most Thorough

After being on 7 podcasts I can share that no one puts in more time on researching and preparing his guests and no one is more thorough on follow up and follow through than Jay.

For a Long form podcast where you’ll get a 50 minute synopsis of an entire book- it’s a great place to stop on Apple Podcasts. Think of it as the Authors behind the scenes Audible- shared in 1/3 the time.

mherschberg ,

A fantastic show

Jay is a unique combination of enthusiasm, wisdom, and compassion. He brings on a range of experts, but unlike most podcast hosts takes the time to do his research and read the books to really go in depth with the content. He cares about his audience with a sincerity that shines through the episodes.

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