40 episodes

Exploring ways for an organization and its teams to be agile to meet the customers' needs and marketplace changes...

Host of Agile Digital Business is Vickie Maris - singer-songwriter, speaker, author, certified trainer / Authorized Partner - Everything DiSC® & The Five Behaviors®.

She and her guests provide insights and ideas for personal and team development.

In the previous seasons of the show, you'll hear insights on social media engagement, preparation for customers' uses of voice search and other steps to help you ready your teams and business for the future.

In her over 30 years in corporate and in continuing education in academia, she has led several successful teams and has run a successful music and farm business. One of her design and marketing teams launched and maintained the online, Lean Six Sigma and Project Management short course series at Purdue University.

Agile Digital Business Vickie Maris, speaker, Everything DiSC Authorized Partner / Trainer

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Exploring ways for an organization and its teams to be agile to meet the customers' needs and marketplace changes...

Host of Agile Digital Business is Vickie Maris - singer-songwriter, speaker, author, certified trainer / Authorized Partner - Everything DiSC® & The Five Behaviors®.

She and her guests provide insights and ideas for personal and team development.

In the previous seasons of the show, you'll hear insights on social media engagement, preparation for customers' uses of voice search and other steps to help you ready your teams and business for the future.

In her over 30 years in corporate and in continuing education in academia, she has led several successful teams and has run a successful music and farm business. One of her design and marketing teams launched and maintained the online, Lean Six Sigma and Project Management short course series at Purdue University.

    Intro to Season 4 | Professional development short courses for leaders; Everything DiSC; new podcast about album

    Intro to Season 4 | Professional development short courses for leaders; Everything DiSC; new podcast about album

    0:00 Season topics, upcoming programs, Everything DiSC; and direction the podcast is going in Season 4. 
    0:28 Welcome by the podcast host, Vickie Maris.
    1:20 What is an Authorized Partner - Everything DiSC and The Five Behaviors? Vickie Maris is an Authorized Partner and explains what she can provide in this role. You can reach out to Vickie for access to the personality assessments such as Everything DiSC "Workplace," "Productive Conflict," "Agile EQ," "Work of Leaders," and others.
    3:00 You can also enroll for facilitator training if you would like to become a certified facilitator of Everything DiSC or The Five Behaviors. Give yourself a couple months of lead time for getting enrolled in one of the virtual sessions. They fill pretty quickly.
    3:44 Vickie mentions upcoming interview with Paul Slaggert who is instructor of Day 1 of the 2-day short course, Frontline Leadership. It is hosted by the Kelley School of Business and takes place in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Fall 2023 session is full. The program will be offered again in Spring 2024.
    4:20 Developing the Effective Technical Leader is coming up in October 17-18, 2023. It is taught by Dr. Pete DeLisle. Registration is open via the Kelley School of Business website (see link in previous sentence).
    6:27 Contract work in the process documentation area and doing process improvement as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Upcoming interviews with my colleagues in the areas of process improvement and project management.
    7:27 Thank you for sharing the podcast out and for subscribing to the show (it is free to subscribe).
    7:48 You also might see upcoming episodes in this season about shifting the daily routine to include silence and meditation. Vickie shares how that practice helped her with the songwriting for her recent album, Another Universe. Here is the link to the album in Spotify. The music is available in the many other music streaming services as well.
    8:51 Introduction of the other podcast, Making of the Album - Another Universe. It is co-hosted by Vickie Maris, Michael Kelsey and Scott Greeson. We talk about the inspiration for the songs and the behind-the-scenes of the recording process for each of the songs. Enjoy the laughter and insider perspectives of three recording artists! Check out the podcast here: https://sites.libsyn.com/446118

    10:23 Date of the concert by the Kelsey Greeson Project is Oct. 7, 2023. Artists: Michael Kelsey, Scott Greeson, Vickie Maris and Courtney Von Drehle. Tickets for the show at the TAF Theatre in Lafayette, Indiana are available in Eventbrite. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/617699384487?aff=oddtdtcreator

    10:57 Wrap-up
     
     
     

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    Techniques for increasing livestream engagement | Plus benefits of silence in daily routine

    Techniques for increasing livestream engagement | Plus benefits of silence in daily routine

    0:00 Intro - increasing your level of engagement
    :16 Episode powered by Teach Inspire Connect
    :32 Thank you from the host, Vickie Maris
     

    1:01 Explanation about the previous pause in the podcast
    1:08 Silence in my daily routine
    2:10 Benefits of spending time in silence as a part of the daily routine
    2:57 Conference talk during the 2022 Purdue Women's Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana
    3:11 Silence led to writing and recording songs for a solo album, Another Universe by Vickie Maris
    5:25 Starting an additional podcast about the behind-the-scenes 
    5:38 Recording engineer and producer of the album is Michael Kelsey
    6:03 Scott Greeson and Michael Kelsey will be on the mics with me for the new podcast.

    6:26 Content stems from one of the videos in my 14-day challenge of livestreaming. This episode of the video series is shared here as audio about ways to better engage in a livestream or video call.
    7:47 Daily goal of improving by 1% over the day before
    8:28 The videos from the 14-day livestreaming challenge are available on my YouTube channel. Search Vickie J Maris.
    9:01 The new songs and my album are available at the channel for Vickie Maris Topic or Vickie Maris Music.
    9:20 Techniques for increasing your engagement with followers in a livestream. These tips can also apply towards video calls in Zoom, MS Teams and other platforms.
    10:30 Watch a livestream that another person is conducting on a topic you find of interest. Take notes about the experience. What causes you to engage or not?
    11:00 Ask a question early in your broadcast.
    12:24 Pause to review comments and questions, or let people know that you'll revist the comments feed after the broadcast.
    14:35 Contain your "teaching livestream" to 5-10 plus minutes.
    16:47 Wrap-up of the podcast episode. Email comments and questions to agiledigitalbusiness @ gmail dot com.
    17:03 Request for your positive rating and review. The feedback helps me to evolve the show to best meet listeners' needs.
    17:37 To hear my new songs on the album, Another Universe: https://vickiemaris.hearnow.com
    17:52 Thank you to my clients of my business, Teach Inspire Connect.
     
     
     

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    Experiential learning event with an acoustic rock band & other leadership development programs

    Experiential learning event with an acoustic rock band & other leadership development programs

    0:00 Welcome to Season 4 of Agile Digital Business podcast. Introduction by the host, Vickie Maris. Topics of leadership, personal development, team development and team communications.
    :34 Insight about the music for the podcast and the accordion in the mix.
    1:37 Upcoming leadership and team development programs; and music events
    2:12 Frontline Leadership, April 6-7, 2022 - taught by Gar Trusley and Paul Slaggert; hosted in Indianapolis, Indiana by the Kelley School of Business Executive Education (this leadership program was previously named Supervisory Development when it was offered in South Bend, Indiana)
    2:30 Developing the Effective Technical Leader, April 5-7, 2022, is taught by Dr. Pete DeLisle. The program is held in Bloomington, Indiana and is also hosted by Kelley School of Business Executive Education. This program was previously called Engineering Leadership when it was offered in South Bend, Indiana.
    3:22 Take the Everything DiSC "Workplace" assessment & participate in a 90-minute facilitated discussion (virtual), "What's your style in Everything DiSC?"
    4:35 Learn about the custom program you can bring to your team - an experiential learning event with an acoustic rock band about team communications
    4:56 Music dates
    5:02 Scott Greeson, Vickie Maris & Brady Joseph - music via a FB Live; 8:30 pm EST from the Facebook page
    5:35 Concert at TAF on May 7, 2022; 7:30 pm EST - Scott Greeson, Michael Kelsey, Vickie Maris and Courtney Von Drehle
    6:47 Notes about the new version of the introductory episode for Agile Digital Business.
    7:44 Mention of a possible new show name in the works for the podcast.
    8:02 In Season 4, host Vickie Maris is exploring the topics of leadership, personal development, team development and team communications.
    8:10 Vickie Maris is a certified facilitator of the DiSC Profile, or more specifically, the "Workplace" profile in the portfolio of content from Everything DiSC. She also facilitates The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team. Both these are Wiley brands. 
    8:21 The podcast was on hold in 2021 as the business was being launched: Teach. Inspire. Connect. 
    8:47 Several speaking engagements occurred in 2021 and several more speaking and facilitating engagements are on the books in the new year.
    9:11 Background about Vickie Maris
    10:51 Feeling grateful for the podcast medium.
    11:02 Capturing nuggets of wisdom in leadership, team development and team communications.
    11:32 Information about the opportunity to take the Everything DiSC Workplace assessment and to participate in the virtual, 90-minute discussion.
    12:33 Information about the team experiential learning event with an acoustic rock band
    13:12 In the program, you can select which assessment you would want to have your team take. A few of the options include Everything DiSC Workplace, Everything DiSC Productive Conflict, Everything DiSC Agile EQ and more.
    14:40 What is an Authorized Partner - Everything DiSC and The Five Behaviors
    15:15 How to enroll in facilitator certification for Everything DiSC or The Five Behaviors
    15:45 Thank you for checking out Episode 37 of the show
    16:20 How to set up a call for talking about how any of the
    To join the email newsletter list, text DISCPROFILE to 855-797-1558.
    17:18 Include the hashtag #teachinspireconnect when you share out the podcast in your social media channels.
    18:07 Let's go out and Teach. Inspire. and Connect!

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    Llamas: A Lesson in Leadership and Team Roles

    Llamas: A Lesson in Leadership and Team Roles

    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.
    https://vickiemaris.com/coaching
    http://dawnofpromisefarm.com
    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.
    #teachinspireconnect #agiledigitalbiz

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    Leader Effectiveness | Pete DeLisle Interview Part 2

    Leader Effectiveness | Pete DeLisle Interview Part 2

    Pete DeLisle, PhD, uses memorable case studies and stories to reflect on  leader effectiveness that you can incorporate into your own style of leadership. He is my guest in Episode 35 of Agile Digital Business.

    Show notes, time codes and key take-aways:
    0:00 A snippet of Pete teaching about the reciprocity behaviors of the Apollo 13 (you can watch the movie as homework!)
    :35 Intro of Episode 35 of Agile Digital Business
    :55 Request that you grab a screenshot of the show and share it on your favorite social media channel
    1:16 Reminder that you can find key takeaways from this episode and others when you search on: #teachinspireconnect #agiledigitalbiz
    3:04 Pete was a guest in Episode 32 of the show for the Part 1 interview
    3:30 Welcoming Dr. Pete DeLisle back to the mic!
    4:15 Pete teaches in the executive education. You can hear more of Pete's bio back in Episode 32.
    ... Framing the leader effectiveness theory ...
    4:38 Introducing elements of leader effectiveness: awareness of self; awareness of other people (what's going on with them); situational awareness (what's going on around you). Leadership is the ability to influence people with or without authority.
    6:42 "Leading without authority, to me, is a much higher form of leadership." - Pete DeLisle, PhD
    6:58 The ability to make hard decisions.
    7:30 The next element of the ability to lead is foresight.
    7:46 Working through the what-might-happen-if scenarios.
    8:06 Foresight causes a leader to develop a sense of preparedness.
    8:32 Pete talks about the ethos of the US Coast Guard. Their motto is semper paratus. Their underlying ethos is: "We have to go out. We don't necessarily have to come back."
    8:50 The last element of effective leadership is commitment. The three levels of engagement include volunteer, duty and reciprocity.
    10:30 A question about the stage of a career at which a person thinks about the elements of an effective leader.
    11:53 Ensuring that you're taking care of the folks you're working with. "If you don't have folks to do the job, frankly, the job doesn't get done." - Pete DeLisle, PhD
    12:37 "We see many organizations that just drive people into the ground. They treat people as if they're expendable. They may be successful for a short period of time, but they don't last long.
    Sometimes we see organizations that are much more concerned about the welfare of folks, and they forget how to do business." - Pete DeLisle, PhD
    13:20 "If I owned this business, how would I be handling this situation?" - a lens to use when viewing the actions of a leader. - Vickie Maris
    15:45 References to the movie, and the real-live event of Apollo 13 ("One of the best movies on leadership and problem solving that you'll ever see." - Pete DeLisle, PhD)
    17:30 Astronaut Capt. Jim Lovell's act of courage was to say out loud, over the air, in front of everybody, "Houston, we've got a problem."
    18:15 The team on the ground had an absolute commitment to help them be safe and to get them home.
    20:00 This episode is sponsored by the group coaching and courses offered through Mastermind.com by Vickie Maris.
    Coaching Group: Introduction to Live-streaming and Engaging in Social Media 
    Coaching Group: DIY Course Creation and Recording of Direct-to-Camera Videos 
    Self-Study: DIY Course Creation and Recording of Direct-to-Camera Videos

    22:45 If you would like to learn more about Pete DeLisle's schedule for teaching in professional development programs, send an email to agiledigitalbusiness @ gmail dot com, and we'll forward your inquiry to Pete. He is teaching in online environments as well as upcoming in-person events.
    23:35 Story of Ken Mattingly on the ground in the simulator troubleshooting while his colleagues were in space.
    25:11 Story of hearing Jim Lovell and Gene Kranz speak during the Ag Alumni Fish Fry for Purdue University, 2007.
    26:10 Relating the story and movie of Apollo 13 to Vickie's dad, Jim Maris, a military pilot and also an educator.
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    Coaching Call - Livestream Basics for Church Pastors

    Coaching Call - Livestream Basics for Church Pastors

    Listen in on a group coaching call in Episode 34 of Agile Digital Business, in which podcast host, Vickie Maris, was invited to be a guest presenter and coach.

    She was speaking with a group of Methodist pastors in Indiana about the basics of livestreaming a church service.
    Below are the show notes and time codes for this episode:
    0:00 Introduction to Episode 34 of Agile Digital Business: Live Stream Basics for Church Pastors
    "Pastors are interested to learn more about how to engage with their participants in an online environment, and how to market the fact that worship services have moved online." - Vickie Maris
    1:41 Episode Sponsor - 3-Session Group Coaching: Introduction to Livestreaming and Engaging in Social Media
    Sessions are 75 minutes each
    Jan. 8, 2021; 8 pm
    Jan. 15, 2021; 8 pm
    Jan. 22, 2021; 8 pm
    https://app.mastermind.com/masterminds/1607
    3:00 Start of the coaching group call
    4:35 Vickie provides background about the niche where she has been focused in recent years - how to incorporate social media into the overall marketing mix; and how to engage with students, customers and members within social media
    5:39 Engaging in social media can be a fantastic evangelistic tool
    6:13 Sharing of a quote from a Kyle Cease video on YouTube:
    "The reason that you're stressed and scared is because you can tangibly measure what you're going to lose, but it's really hard to see what you're going to gain." - Kyle Cease
    "We don't have numbers about the future." - Vickie Maris
    7:48 Mention of the Scott Greeson Music page in Facebook
    7:59 Mention of the Dawn of Promise Farm business page in Facebook
    8:16 Perspective of a musician about the marketing for a church
    9:22 Mention of where we're heading with voice technology, smart speakers, Google translating podcasts at the episode level for indexing and other changes
    10:00 Discussion about a church's social media presence
    10:55 A reminder to update the associated website and to put something on the home page that will alert the web visitor that the information on the website
    11:26 Frequency of posting on your church's Facebook page
    11:44 Mention of a social media post scheduler, Hootsuite.com. Other services are available - both free and paid.
    12:26 Hootsuite has an app which allows you to schedule posts or do live posting from your phone.
    12:48 A suggested makeup of social media posts (graphics, quotes, videos, photos, Facebook Lives)
    13:02 Don't assume that people will see your post just because you have posted.
    14:46 Example provided from the business page in Facebook for Scott Greeson Music. Ask people, within the text of the post, to share the post on their personal profiles.
    15:32 Suggestion of texting or calling members of the church (or employees of your business) to join the Facebook Live. Let them know the day and time, and explain how they can help out with liking, sharing, and commenting.
    17:20 Use a Facebook Business page for your church rather than your personal profile in Facebook.
    17:25 Reference to a post on Vickie's page in Facebook, Teach. Inspire. Connect.
    If you share on a phone tree about your online worship service, do that more than once in the week.
    Reach out to your email list more than once in the week, and provide instructions in each email about how to access the online worship service.
    19:00 Subject headers of emails should be interesting and cause the reader to open the email.
    19:36 Sample of an email subject header that would be more likely to grab the reader's attention
    20:15 Examples of email sequences from successful entrepreneurs
    22:49 Introduction and summary of next section which contains tips for conducting your Facebook Live
    25:49 Be sure to look straight into the camera lens as you start your live-stream
    26:20 Put your most interesting element upfront in the livestream
    27:23 Example of how to invite those in your congregation or audience to help out by joining the broadcast via their phones and share out th

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Excellent Interviews!

I am loving what I am learning in Vickie's podcast. Escpecially the interview with Pete Demyo. Really made me think and see my business in a different way.

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Timely topic and very relevant topics. Stumbled upon the ADB podcast and really enjoyed Peter DeLisle's interview. Subscribed :)

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Love it love it! This really catch my interests on listening the past episodes. Awesome show and so helpful and inspires many young entrepreneurs and career people all over the world. Thanks Vickie!

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