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 - author, speaker, 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.
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 hostsed 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
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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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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
John Lee Dumas on Livestream Strategy and Facebook Live
Creative entrepreneur, podcaster, author and speaker John Lee Dumas talks with me about strategy and techniques for livestreaming in Episode 33 of Agile Digital Business.
Below are the show notes and time codes for this episode of the show. I've included reference links to books and videos that either John or I mentioned during our conversation.
0:00 Preview of content shared by John Lee Dumas
"You should be looking, with any Facebook Live, to be solving one problem. You are looking to create a solution to one specific problem, obstacle, challenge." John Lee Dumas
0:39 I welcome you to Episode 33. I am your host, Vickie Maris.
1:27 Importance of listening to the voice of the customer
1:36 This episode is sponsored by Teach. Inspire. Connect. Online group coaching on the uses of Facebook Live for connecting with your audience and for using techniques in social media engagement. I also provide one-on-one, online coaching.
2:21 A challenge ... "Are your products or services, or the content that you're producing, relevant to your customers' clients or students needs today amidst all this change?"
2:59 Reflecting on Episode 29 and the interview with Mark Schaefer, author of Marketing Rebellion: The Most Human Company Wins.
3:22 Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and how we should be considering the model as we create products and services.
4:10 An excerpt is read from the ebook, The Pandemic Business Strategy Playbook. (Visit the link to visit the Businesses Grow website and download your free copy of the playbook.)
4:29 "The longterm relevance of the brand is more important than short-sales."
5:07 Story read from the Mark Schaefer ebook about his time as a sales manager at Alcoa when the company was facing quality programs that was causing a customer to miss delivery shipments.
7:56 Sharing of a review in Apple Podcasts by Reed Stiles for the Agile Digital Business podcast.
8:34 How to provide an honest rating and review in Apple Podcasts. Your ratings and reviews in other podcast directories or apps.
8:59 Introduction of John Lee Dumas
9:34 John Lee Dumas shares that he is now up to 2,600 episodes of his podcast, EOFire where he interviews successful entrepreneurs.
10:33 Speaking of gratitude for this moment and the way that John and Kate fold their life experiences in to the resources they create at EOFire.
11:06 Background information for John about the listeners of Agile Digital Business.
12:06 Making a pivot in Season 3 to help listeners uplevel in how they deliver instruction online; how they engage with customers online (webinars, multiple content experts on a Zoom call, conducting Facebook Lives, etc.) I work with instructors, ministers and others who have had to move from teaching within the classroom or sanctuary to teaching online.
12:59 Facebook Live: What advice do you have for how do we keep people on the broadcast.
"Start the Live with one intention. You have one intention that you are going to deliver throughout this 'Live.' Make it very clear in the title and description of the Facebook Live, what your intention is, and don't deviate from that. You should be looking, with any FB Live, to be solving one problem. You are looking to create a solution to one specific problem, obstacle, challenge." JLD
14:00 John provides an example of a Facebook Live about how to grow your podcast audience. He talks about a technique for keeping focus on the specific intention of the Facebook Live.
15:36 How to use your previous Facebook Lives as reference points you can provide to people who have questions about a specific topic.
16:31 For the instructor who is used to teaching in a time block such as a 50-minute class, would you break that apart in to separate Facebook Lives. John suggests breaking that original 50-minute class block in to shorter sections.
17:50 A question asked on behalf of musicians who are doing music online in lieu of concerts in traditional venues. John suggests doing a longer Faceboo
Peter A DeLisle, PhD, on Leadership in Uncertainty and Complexity
What do leaders need to be doing and thinking about in times of uncertainty and complexity? Pete DeLisle, PhD, chats with me on this subject in Episode 32 of Agile Digital Business.
In a time when areas around our world have gone from simple to complex, almost simultaneously, Pete's reflections and insights are thought-provoking.
Below are the show notes and time codes to help you navigate quickly back to a section you would like to listen to for a second or third time.
0:00 A preview of one of the many insights from Pete.
:37 Introducing Pete DeLisle
1:17 Welcome to Episode 32 of Agile Digital Business; reflection on my pivot in Season 3 to bring you topics and interviews that will help you as you make adjustments to the changing needs of your customers, clients and students.
3:32 Sponsorship note - Teach. Inspire. Connect. - Online group coaching in uses of Facebook Lives and other forms of social media marketing and engagement. Current groups are running for church pastors of small to medium-size congregations and for small business owners, multi-level marketers and entrepreneurs.
6:23 Conversation begins with Pete DeLisle
8:40 "What we're encountering is massive, unpredicted or unrecognized change. Sadly, the old solutions don't work." - Pete DeLisle
10:37 Reference to vu ja de and George Carlin, "We've never been here before and it doesn't look at all familiar."
11:09 George Carlin was also informed by Yogi Berra, "We're lost but making good time."
11:27 "The old models don't work." Pete DeLisle
11:42 "The human factors are just as important as what we're trying to accomplish in our business." Pete DeLisle
13:10 More background about Yogi Berra and the New York Yankees
15:29 Intellectual honesty - you're honest about being honest. An effective leader is willing to be vulnerable. Example: "I don't have a clue what's going on here, but we'll figure it out."
16:16 On the idea of resiliency: "The underlying value is human compassion ... thinking what's going on with human beings and the full complexity of it." - Pete DeLisle
17:20 Pete discusses the task vs relationship diagram. "When you're working on one, you're not working on the other." Example: If the task is under control, you got to worry about relationship-related issues; and taking care of your folks.
20:30 We talk about a personal example of how elder care or concern for our families can cause distractions in the work day during a world crisis.
23:29 Story from the 1960s about Dave Packard and Bill Hewlett.
26:43 He mentions that the touch screen display was invented at a division at HP during the downtime.
29:40 "There are only experts on what has been. There are no experts on what will be." - a quote shared by Pete DeLisle
34:07 Concept of absorptive capacity - the ability of an organization to see or predict emerging trends in advance of others.
36:50 Pete gives an example about BASF and the strategic plan that is one sentence long: "We want to be in business 100 years from now."
38:34 Mid-conversation break where I announce the Part 2 interview with Pete DeLisle on the topic of foresight. I also mention my interview with John Lee Dumas. His episode is coming up here in Season 3.
39:34 "Agility is the ability to be responsive in expert fashion to rapidly-changing situations."
44:20 Invitation to continue the conversation in another episode of the show.
45:44 If you would like to send a suggestion for a topic for Pete to cover, please send an email to agiledigitalbusiness @ gmail dot com. You can also send a voice mail through the Speakpipe widget on my website: https://vickiemaris.com/contact
46:25 Thank you to Pete DeLisle
46:44 Reminder that you can find resources that I mention on the podcast by searching on these hashtags, #teachinspireconnect or #agiledigitalbiz
47:35 Please join me to "go online" and teach, inspire and connect!
4:00 Biography of Peter A. DeLisle, PhD
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.
Timely topic and very relevant topics. Stumbled upon the ADB podcast and really enjoyed Peter DeLisle's interview. Subscribed :)
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!