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The ICONIC Mindset reveals the secrets behind what it takes to make your business, idea or movement iconic. Each episode explores the multiple levels of iconic businesses and brands— product or service differentiation, personalization, employee and customer experience and more.

The ICONIC Mindset Calvin Stovall | John Avola

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The ICONIC Mindset reveals the secrets behind what it takes to make your business, idea or movement iconic. Each episode explores the multiple levels of iconic businesses and brands— product or service differentiation, personalization, employee and customer experience and more.

    New Year, New You, New Normal: ICONIC Predictions for What's Next

    New Year, New You, New Normal: ICONIC Predictions for What's Next

    New Year, New You, New Normal: ICONIC Predictions for What's Next
    Episode #11

    Faced with the pandemic, companies did things that seemed impossible, overnight. And some industries, like ecommerce, experienced growth in 9 months that wasn’t predicted for years. 2021 begins a new year, new you, new normal and with the New Year ahead, Calvin and John remain dedicated to helping businesses and leaders be ICONIC! This episode has only one goal... provide an ICONIC list of predictions for 2021 that will give your business an edge above the competition and help you prepare for what’s next.
    0:01:35 - Calvin's 2021 Resolutions0:03:51 - John's 2021 Resolutions0:05:48 - Employees over profits0:18:03 - Employees are going to expect more focus on diversity, equity and inclusion0:20:25 - The race to automate and digitize everything will intensify0:30:52 - Customers will continue to demand exceptional experiences0:41:03 - ICONIC PointsTo learn more about John Avola and Calvin Stovall, visit iconicpresentations.net. All The ICONIC Mindset episodes can be downloaded at theiconicmindset.com. If you enjoyed listening to this episode, please subscribe to our show.  Remember to select a star rating and/or write a review for The ICONIC Mindset podcast.

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    John Avola: @johnavola (Twitter) and LinkedInCalvin Stovall: @ICONICspeaker (Twitter), Facebook and LinkedInTo leave a podcast review:
    Open your podcast app and search/navigate to The ICONIC MindsetScroll to the subhead titled "Ratings & Reviews" Tap to give a rating and/or select "Write a Review"Once you've finished, select "Send" or "Save" (top-right corner)Thank you for listening! We value our listeners and subscribers.

    Don't just be, Be ICONIC!

    • 44 min
    10 ICONIC Lessons of 2020

    10 ICONIC Lessons of 2020

    10 ICONIC Lessons of 2020
    Episode #10

    Without a doubt 2020 has been a year of unsuspected turns and sudden surprises. This year has been draining, overwhelming and exhausting, uncertain and worrisome. But, on the flip side of the coin, this tumultuous year has also been an exciting, full of growth and learning opportunities, and plenty of adrenaline to survive on.

    To close out the year and in commemoration of our 10th podcast episode, John and Calvin have put together a list of 10 ICONIC Lessons of 2020. And a special thanks to our listeners for their continued support and listenership. You’re all unequivocally ICONIC! 
    0:01:18 - Intro: Thank you, Listeners!0:04:41 - Lesson #10: Trust Your Team0:08:02 - Lesson #9: Leaders Emerge During Turbulent Times0:12:57 - Lesson #8: Lead with Empathy0:17:55 - Lesson #7: The Illusion of Control0:21:52 - Lesson #6: Have a Plan B0:28:50 - Lesson #5: Failure Breeds Creativity0:32:28 - Lesson #4: Never Give Up0:38:21 - Lesson #3: Get Comfortable with the Unknown and Ambiguity0:41:54 - Lesson #2: Community is Everything0:46:54 - Lesson #1: Mindset is Everything0:50:25 - ICONIC PointsTo learn more about John Avola and Calvin Stovall, visit iconicpresentations.net. All The ICONIC Mindset episodes can be downloaded at theiconicmindset.com. If you enjoyed listening to this episode, please subscribe to our show.  Remember to select a star rating and/or write a review for The ICONIC Mindset podcast.

    Connect with us!
    John Avola: @johnavola (Twitter) and LinkedInCalvin Stovall: @ICONICspeaker (Twitter), Facebook and LinkedInTo leave a podcast review:
    Open your podcast app and search/navigate to The ICONIC MindsetScroll to the subhead titled "Ratings & Reviews" Tap to give a rating and/or select "Write a Review"Once you've finished, select "Send" or "Save" (top-right corner)Thank you for listening! We value our listeners and subscribers.
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    • 55 min
    4 C’s to an ICONIC Mindset; How to Thrive in 2021 and Beyond

    4 C’s to an ICONIC Mindset; How to Thrive in 2021 and Beyond

    4 C’s to an ICONIC Mindset; How to Thrive in 2021 and Beyond
    Episode #9

    Without question 2020 has been an unforgettable year of challenges, unsuspected turns and sudden surprises. American Professor of mathematics at Temple University, John Allen Paulos said, “Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security.” The fact is a lot of the things happening around us are outside of our control, but despite that you can maintain an ICONIC Mindset.

    A person’s ability to thrive in times of uncertainty is how well they can shift their mindset, remain adaptable and flexible and learn how to apply some practical survival techniques. During this podcast episode, John and Calvin discuss the 4 C’s of an ICONIC Mindset. Listen and learn how you can apply these 4 C’s to your daily life and thrive during the upcoming 2021 year and beyond.
    0:00:58 - Intro: 4 C's of an ICONIC Mindset0:09:32 - Celebrate Innovation0:15:37 - Commit to Curiosity0:20:21 - Cultivate Connections0:28:23 - Choose Optimism0:35:23 - ICONIC PointsTo learn more about John Avola and Calvin Stovall, visit iconicpresentations.net. All The ICONIC Mindset episodes can be downloaded at theiconicmindset.com. If you enjoyed listening to this episode, please subscribe to our show.  Remember to select a star rating and/or write a review for The ICONIC Mindset podcast.

    Connect with us!
    John Avola: @johnavola (Twitter) and LinkedInCalvin Stovall: @ICONICspeaker (Twitter), Facebook and LinkedInTo leave a podcast review:
    Open your podcast app and search/navigate to The ICONIC MindsetScroll to the subhead titled "Ratings & Reviews" Tap to give a rating and/or select "Write a Review"Once you've finished, select "Send" or "Save" (top-right corner)Thank you for listening! We value our listeners and subscribers.
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    • 37 min
    13 sins of the unICONIC: The Sequel

    13 sins of the unICONIC: The Sequel

    13 sins of the unICONIC: The Sequel
    Episode #8

    Toxic work cultures make going to work feel miserable. New ideas can’t flourish, people can’t be honest, micro-management thrives, and leaders are given power that go to their heads and fuel their egos. In our last podcast, John and Calvin talked about how to build an ICONIC culture that stands the test of time. 

    As a good follow-up (or sequel), this episode provides listeners with a list of 13 telltale signs that your company culture is moving in the wrong direction – and then provide practical solutions to fix them.
    0:02:03 - Intro: Toxic Work Environments0:04:37 - Sin #13: Absence of accountability0:06:26 - Sin #12: Value for the company over core values0:09:10 - Sin #11: Lack of investment in people0:11:27 - Sin #10: Rotating door policy, high turnover, excessive absenteeism, illness0:13:12 - Sin #9: Preferential treatment; favoritism and office politics0:15:39 - Sin #8: Productivity is driven by fear0:17:25 - Sin #7: Management vs. The Us Culture0:20:56 - Sin #6: Employees have no latitude in performing their jobs0:24:58 - Sin #5: Power (title and status) over Purpose (contribution to the mission)0:27:20 - Sin #4: Lack of diversity and inclusion0:29:39 - Sin #3: There is no community or team spirit0:32:43 - Sin #2: Employees aren’t appreciated, adequately acknowledged or rewarded0:33:51 - Sin #1: There are no core values, purpose is unclear or there's no purpose at all0:37:10 - ICONIC PointsTo learn more about John Avola and Calvin Stovall, visit iconicpresentations.net. All The ICONIC Mindset episodes can be downloaded at theiconicmindset.com. If you enjoyed listening to this episode, please subscribe to our show.  Remember to select a star rating and/or write a review for The ICONIC Mindset podcast.

    Connect with us!
    John Avola: @johnavola (Twitter) and LinkedInCalvin Stovall: @ICONICspeaker (Twitter), Facebook and LinkedInTo leave a podcast review:
    Open your podcast app and search/navigate to The ICONIC MindsetScroll to the subhead titled "Ratings & Reviews" Tap to give a rating and/or select "Write a Review"Once you've finished, select "Send" or "Save" (top-right corner)Thank you for listening! We value our listeners and subscribers.
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    • 40 min
    Building an ICONIC Culture that Stands the Test of Time

    Building an ICONIC Culture that Stands the Test of Time

    Building an ICONIC Culture that Stands the Test of Time
    Episode #7

    Own it! Live it! Love it! There’s nothing more important than your company's culture. In this podcast episode, John and Calvin discuss how to build an ICONIC culture that stands the test of time. They'll leverage one of the four ICONIC Framework quadrants as the foundation for defining your culture, developing values and beliefs and defending what you've built. 

    Whether your company has been operating for years or you're opening your doors for the first time, you'll want to tune in as they share how to establish a culture today that will last far beyond tomorrow.
    0:03:19 - Intro: Building an ICONIC Culture0:07:45 - Own It0:19:15 - Live It0:27:28 - Love It0:32:11 - ICONIC PointsTo learn more about John Avola and Calvin Stovall, visit iconicpresentations.net. All The ICONIC Mindset episodes can be downloaded at theiconicmindset.com. If you enjoyed listening to this episode, please subscribe to our show.  Remember to select a star rating and/or write a review for The ICONIC Mindset podcast.

    Connect with us!
    John Avola: @johnavola (Twitter) and LinkedInCalvin Stovall: @ICONICspeaker (Twitter), Facebook and LinkedInTo leave a podcast review:
    Open your podcast app and search/navigate to The ICONIC MindsetScroll to the subhead titled "Ratings & Reviews" Tap to give a rating and/or select "Write a Review"Once you've finished, select "Send" or "Save" (top-right corner)Thank you for listening! We value our listeners and subscribers.
    Don't just be, Be ICONIC!

    • 34 min
    Leading with an ICONIC Mindset during Uncertain Times

    Leading with an ICONIC Mindset during Uncertain Times

    Leading with an ICONIC Mindset during Uncertain Times
    Episode #6

    It’s been said that turbulent times build great leaders. In this podcast episode, John and Calvin discuss how to lead your team with an ICONIC mindset during uncertain times. They’ll share several important leadership qualities that will help leaders navigate through the next normal while connecting each quality to one (or more) of the 4 P’s of Iconicity - Purpose, People, Passion, and Perseverance. Listen for insights on surefire ways to continue to engage, empower and inspire your team during these uncertain times and into the future.
    0:01:58 - Intro: Important leadership qualities0:04:58 - Purpose0:07:12 - People0:16:11 - Passion0:24:57 - Perseverance0:31:55 - ICONIC PointsTo learn more about John Avola and Calvin Stovall, visit iconicpresentations.net. All The ICONIC Mindset episodes can be downloaded at theiconicmindset.com. If you enjoyed listening to this episode, please subscribe to our show.  Remember to select a star rating and/or write a review for The ICONIC Mindset podcast.

    Connect with us!
    John Avola: @johnavola (Twitter) and LinkedInCalvin Stovall: @ICONICspeaker (Twitter), Facebook and LinkedInTo leave a podcast review:
    Open your podcast app and search/navigate to The ICONIC MindsetScroll to the subhead titled "Ratings & Reviews" Tap to give a rating and/or select "Write a Review"Once you've finished, select "Send" or "Save" (top-right corner)Thank you for listening! We value our listeners and subscribers.
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