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June 6th, 2020

Journey Into Excellence 2020 (Episode 3)

by Dr. Brian Higley

We recently completed the next episode of Journey Into Excellence (JIE), a radio podcast series focused on identifying and implementing evidence-based life, liberty, and happiness pursuit practices in our family, education, and leadership/management systems.  The show features a panel of experts in leadership, management, sales, psychology, political science, personal effectiveness, and life satisfaction.

Journey into Excellence 2020 (Episode 3) (see below for a brief overview of the episode).

Please feel free to:

  • listen to the show (in its entirety or in 10-15 minute segments),
  • send the show to anyone who you believe might enjoy/benefit from it, and/or
  • provide feedback about the show in the comments section below:

Brief Overview of Journey Into Excellence 2020 (Episode 3)

In this episode, we continue our exploration of the following three phases of promoting more clear-thinking and civility (i.e., “excellence”) in ourselves and others: (1) leaving old, less excellent habits behind (“separation”), (2) learning new excellence-enhancing habits (“initiation”), and (3) integrating these new habits into our family, education, and/or leadership systems on a regular basis (“return”).  As usual, our panelists provide listeners with specific evidence-based methods of promoting happy and healthy families, satisfying and meaningful educational experiences, and profitable and helpful organizations.

Our regular JIE 2020 Panelists are:

  • Jack Malcolm: President of the Falcon Performance Group, an organization dedicated to improving the professionalism, preparation, and productivity of sales professionals in the complex-sale environments. For more on Jack, visit: http://jackmalcolm.com/about-jack/
  • John Spence: One of the top business thought leaders and leadership development experts in the world who has done extensive work on business and personal excellence, has written several books on the topic, blogs regularly on these topics, has been a TedX speaker, and regularly produces seminars on business leadership skills. For more on John, visit: https://johnspence.com/johns-bio/
  • Martin Heesacker Ph.D.: Dr. Heesacker is a Professor (and Former Chair) of Psychology at the University of Florida. He has served as chair of UF’s Department of Psychology, as well as numerous other boards and committees, and is a highly published author in many scientific journals. For more on Marty, visit: http://martin-heesacker.squarespace.com/brief-biography/
  • Mal Hyman: Mal Hyman has taught Sociology and Political Science at Coker University since 1986.  He has researched policy and political matters, from local high-school dropout rates to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and worked on human rights issues in eight countries. He was recognized as a Coker Master Professor three times, and received the Governor’s Distinguished Professor and the Algernon Sydney Sullivan service award.  He monitored the elections in Nicaragua in 1990 and in Mexico in 1994, and has served on numerous boards including his local homeless shelter, the Disabilities Board, and Christmas in April (for low-income housing).  For 12 years, he also taught government and economics at the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Math, helping students understand the importance of civic engagement and economic policy.  For more on Mal, visit: https://malhyman.org/
  • Brian P. Higley Ph.D.: Dr. Higley is President and CEO of The Building Blocks to Excellence, LLC, a company that focuses on promoting team excellence, personal effectiveness, and work/life satisfaction in individuals, teams, and organizations. Dr. Higley has worked with a wide range of organizations, has served as an executive coach to individuals across a variety of industries, and has taught psychology at colleges and universities across the nation. For more on Brian, visit: http://www.thebuildingblockstoexcellence.com/history.php#higley
May 20th, 2020

Journey Into Excellence 2020 (Episode 2)

by Dr. Brian Higley

We recently completed the next episode of Journey Into Excellence (JIE), a radio podcast series focused on identifying and implementing evidence-based life, liberty, and happiness pursuit practices in our family, education, and leadership/management systems.  The show features a panel of experts in leadership, management, sales, psychology, political science, personal effectiveness, and life satisfaction.

Journey into Excellence 2020 (Episode 2) (see below for a brief overview of the episode).

Please feel free to:

  • listen to the show (in its entirety or in 10-15 minute segments),
  • send the show to anyone who you believe might enjoy/benefit from it, and/or
  • provide feedback about the show in the comments section below:

Brief Overview of Journey Into Excellence 2020 (Episode 2)

In this episode, we continue our exploration of the following three phases of promoting more clear-thinking and civility in ourselves and others: (1) leaving old, less excellent habits behind (“separation”), (2) learning new, excellence-enhancing habits (“initiation”), and (3) integrating these new habits into our family, education, and/or leadership systems on a regular basis (“return”).  As usual, our panelists provide listeners with specific evidence-based methods of promoting happy and healthy families, satisfying and meaningful educational experiences, and profitable and helpful organizations.

Our regular JIE 2020 Panelists are:

  • Jack Malcolm: President of the Falcon Performance Group, an organization dedicated to improving the professionalism, preparation, and productivity of sales professionals in the complex-sale environments. For more on Jack, visit: http://jackmalcolm.com/about-jack/
  • John Spence: One of the top business thought leaders and leadership development experts in the world who has done extensive work on business and personal excellence, has written several books on the topic, blogs regularly on these topics, has been a TedX speaker, and regularly produces seminars on business leadership skills. For more on John, visit: https://johnspence.com/johns-bio/
  • Martin Heesacker Ph.D.: Dr. Heesacker is a Professor (and Former Chair) of Psychology at the University of Florida. He has served as chair of UF’s Department of Psychology, as well as numerous other boards and committees, and is a highly published author in many scientific journals. For more on Marty, visit: http://martin-heesacker.squarespace.com/brief-biography/
  • Mal Hyman: Mal Hyman has taught Sociology and Political Science at Coker University since 1986.  He has researched policy and political matters, from local high-school dropout rates to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and worked on human rights issues in eight countries. He was recognized as a Coker Master Professor three times, and received the Governor’s Distinguished Professor and the Algernon Sydney Sullivan service award.  He monitored the elections in Nicaragua in 1990 and in Mexico in 1994, and has served on numerous boards including his local homeless shelter, the Disabilities Board, and Christmas in April (for low-income housing).  For 12 years, he also taught government and economics at the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Math, helping students understand the importance of civic engagement and economic policy.  For more on Mal, visit: https://malhyman.org/
  • Brian P. Higley Ph.D.: Dr. Higley is President and CEO of The Building Blocks to Excellence, LLC, a company that focuses on promoting team excellence, personal effectiveness and work/life satisfaction in individuals, teams, and organizations. Dr. Higley has worked with a wide range of organizations, has served as an executive coach to individuals across a variety of industries, and has taught psychology at colleges and universities across the nation. For more on Brian, visit: http://www.thebuildingblockstoexcellence.com/history.php#higley
May 13th, 2020

Journey Into Excellence 2020 (Episode 1)

by Dr. Brian Higley

We recently completed the next episode of Journey Into Excellence (JIE).  JIE 2020 is a radio podcast series focused on helping ourselves and others to identify and implement evidence-based life, liberty, and happiness pursuit practices in our family, education, and leadership/management systems.  The show features a panel of experts in leadership, management, sales, psychology, political science, personal effectiveness, and life satisfaction.

Click here to listen to this episode (see below for a brief overview of the episode).

Please feel free to:

  • listen to the show (in its entirety or in 10-15 minute segments),
  • send the show to anyone who you believe might enjoy/benefit from it, and/or
  • provide feedback about the show in the comments section below:

Brief Overview of Journey Into Excellence 2020 (Episode 1)

In this episode, we begin a discussion of the three phases of promoting more clear-thinking and civility (in ourselves and others): (1) leaving old habits behind (“separation”), (2) learning new, excellence-based habits (“initiation”), and integrating these new habits into our family, education, and/or leadership systems (“return”).  As usual, our panelists provide listeners with specific evidence-based methods of promoting happy and healthy families, satisfying and meaningful educational experiences, and profitable and helpful organizations.

Our regular JIE 2020 Panelists are:

  • Jack Malcolm: President of the Falcon Performance Group, an organization dedicated to improving the professionalism, preparation, and productivity of sales professionals in the complex-sale environments. For more on Jack, visit: http://jackmalcolm.com/about-jack/
  • John Spence: One of the top business thought leaders and leadership development experts in the world who has done extensive work on business and personal excellence, has written several books on the topic, blogs regularly on these topics, has been a TedX speaker, and regularly produces seminars on business leadership skills. For more on John, visit: https://johnspence.com/johns-bio/
  • Martin Heesacker Ph.D.: Dr. Heesacker is a Professor (and Former Chair) of Psychology at the University of Florida. He has served as chair of UF’s Department of Psychology, as well as numerous other boards and committees, and is a highly published author in many scientific journals. For more on Marty, visit: http://martin-heesacker.squarespace.com/brief-biography/
  • Mal Hyman: Mal Hyman has taught Sociology and Political Science at Coker University since 1986.  He has researched policy and political matters, from local high-school dropout rates to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and worked on human rights issues in eight countries. He was recognized as a Coker Master Professor three times, and received the Governor’s Distinguished Professor and the Algernon Sydney Sullivan service award.  He monitored the elections in Nicaragua in 1990 and in Mexico in 1994, and has served on numerous boards including his local homeless shelter, the Disabilities Board, and Christmas in April (for low-income housing).  For 12 years, he also taught government and economics at the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Math, helping students understand the importance of civic engagement and economic policy.  For more on Mal, visit: https://malhyman.org/
  • Brian P. Higley Ph.D.: Dr. Higley is President and CEO of The Building Blocks to Excellence, LLC, a company that focuses on promoting team excellence, personal effectiveness and work/life satisfaction in individuals, teams, and organizations. Dr. Higley has worked with a wide range of organizations, has served as an executive coach to individuals across a variety of industries, and has taught psychology at colleges and universities across the nation. For more on Brian, visit: http://www.thebuildingblockstoexcellence.com/history.php#higley
January 8th, 2020

The “Journey Into Excellence” Radio Podcast Series (Episode 8)

by Dr. Brian Higley

I recently participated in the eighth episode of Journey Into Excellence (JIE), a radio podcast series focused on the promotion of evidence-based life, liberty, and happiness pursuit via implementation of best family, education, and leadership/management practices.  Here is a link to this episode of the show (see below for a brief overview of this episode): Journey into Excellence (Episode 8)

Please feel free to:

  • have a listen to the show,
  • send it out to anyone who you believe might enjoy/benefit from it, and/or
  • provide any feedback about the show you would like to provide in the comments section below:

 

Journey Into Excellence (Episode 8)

Journey Into Excellence is a monthly radio podcast series featuring a panel of experts in leadership, management, sales, psychology, personal effectiveness, and life satisfaction. The focus of the series is an evidence-based exploration into how the optimal pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness requires both clear thinking and civility within our family, education, and leadership/management systems (e.g., our business and political systems).

In this episode, we complete our four-part journey into differences between parenting, educating, and leading from the Civility/Equality (or “H2O”/Help to Ourselves and Others) Wheel vs. the Abuse/Power and Control (or “DRY”/Doesn’t Reward You-and-me) Wheel, with a continued emphasis on how clear-thinking promotes civility and decreases abuse in our homes, our organizations, and our culture as a whole.  As usual, our panelists provide listeners with specific evidence-based methods of promoting happy and healthy families, satisfying and meaningful educational experiences, and profitable and helpful organizations.

Our regular JIE Panelists are:

  • Jack Malcolm: President of the Falcon Performance Group, an organization dedicated to improving the professionalism, preparation, and productivity of sales professionals in the complex-sale environments. For more on Jack, visit: http://jackmalcolm.com/about-jack/
  • John Spence: One of the top business thought leaders and leadership development experts in the world who has done extensive work on business and personal excellence, has written several books on the topic, blogs regularly on these topics, has been a TedX speaker, and regularly produces seminars on business leadership skills. For more on John, visit: https://johnspence.com/johns-bio/
  • Martin Heesacker Ph.D.: Dr. Heesacker is a Professor (and Former Chair) of Psychology at the University of Florida. He has served as chair of UF’s Department of Psychology, as well as numerous other boards and committees, and is a highly published author in many scientific journals. For more on Marty, visit: http://martin-heesacker.squarespace.com/brief-biography/
  • Mal Hyman: Mal Hyman has taught Sociology and Political Science at Coker University since 1986.  He has researched policy and political matters, from local high-school dropout rates to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and worked on human rights issues in eight countries. He was recognized as a Coker Master Professor three times, and received the Governor’s Distinguished Professor and the Algernon Sydney Sullivan service award.  He monitored the elections in Nicaragua in 1990 and in Mexico in 1994, and has served on numerous boards including his local homeless shelter, the Disabilities Board, and Christmas in April (for low-income housing).  For 12 years, he also taught government and economics at the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Math, helping students understand the importance of civic engagement and economic policy.  For more on Mal, visit: https://malhyman.org/
  • Brian P. Higley Ph.D.: Dr. Higley is President and CEO of The Building Blocks to Excellence, LLC, a company that focuses on promoting team excellence, personal effectiveness and work/life satisfaction in individuals, teams, and organizations. Dr. Higley has worked with a wide range of organizations, has served as an executive coach to individuals across a variety of industries, and has taught psychology at colleges and universities across the nation. For more on Brian, visit: http://www.thebuildingblockstoexcellence.com/history.php#higley
December 29th, 2019

The “Journey Into Excellence” Radio Podcast Series (Episode 7)

by Dr. Brian Higley

I was once again a panelist on the seventh episode of Journey Into Excellence (JIE), a radio podcast series focused on the promotion of evidence-based life, liberty, and happiness pursuit through enhanced clear thinking and civility in our family, education, and leadership/management systems.  Here is a link to the show (see below for a brief overview of this episode): Journey into Excellence – Episode 7

Please feel free to (a) have a listen to the show, (b) send it out to anyone who you believe might enjoy/benefit from it, and/or (c) provide any feedback about the show you would like to provide in the comments section below:

Journey Into Excellence (Episode 7)

Journey Into Excellence is a monthly radio podcast series with a panel of experts in leadership, management, sales, psychology, personal effectiveness, and life satisfaction. The focus of the series is an evidence-based exploration into how the optimal pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness requires both clear thinking and civility within our family, education, and leadership/management systems.

In this, our seventh episode, we move into Part III of a four-part journey into differences between parenting, educating, and leading from the Civility/Equality (or “H2O”/Help to Ourselves and Others) Wheel vs. the Abuse/Power and Control (or “DRY”/Doesn’t Reward You-and-me) Wheel, with an emphasis on how clear-thinking promotes civility over abuse in our homes, our organizations, and our cultures.  As usual, our panelists provide listeners with specific evidence-based methods of promoting happy and healthy families, satisfying and meaningful educational experiences, and profitable and helpful organizations.

Our regular JIE Panelists are:

  • Jack Malcolm: President of the Falcon Performance Group, an organization dedicated to improving the professionalism, preparation, and productivity of sales professionals in the complex-sale environments. For more on Jack, visit: http://jackmalcolm.com/about-jack/
  • John Spence: One of the top business thought leaders and leadership development experts in the world who has done extensive work on business and personal excellence, has written several books on the topic, blogs regularly on these topics, has been a TedX speaker, and regularly produces seminars on business leadership skills. For more on John, visit: https://johnspence.com/johns-bio/
  • Martin Heesacker Ph.D.: Dr. Heesacker is a Professor (and Former Chair) of Psychology at the University of Florida. He has served as chair of UF’s Department of Psychology, as well as numerous other boards and committees, and is a highly published author in many scientific journals. For more on Marty, visit: http://martin-heesacker.squarespace.com/brief-biography/
  • Mal Hyman: Mal Hyman has taught Sociology and Political Science at Coker University since 1986.  He has researched policy and political matters, from local high-school dropout rates to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and worked on human rights issues in eight countries. He was recognized as a Coker Master Professor three times, and received the Governor’s Distinguished Professor and the Algernon Sydney Sullivan service award.  He monitored the elections in Nicaragua in 1990 and in Mexico in 1994, and has served on numerous boards including his local homeless shelter, the Disabilities Board, and Christmas in April (for low-income housing).  For 12 years, he also taught government and economics at the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Math, helping students understand the importance of civic engagement and economic policy.  For more on Mal, visit: https://malhyman.org/
  • Brian P. Higley Ph.D.: Dr. Higley is President and CEO of The Building Blocks to Excellence, LLC, a company that focuses on promoting team excellence, personal effectiveness and work/life satisfaction in individuals, teams, and organizations. Dr. Higley has worked with a wide range of organizations, has served as an executive coach to individuals across a variety of industries, and has taught psychology at colleges and universities across the nation. For more on Brian, visit: http://www.thebuildingblockstoexcellence.com/history.php#higley

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