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December 29th, 2019

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

by Dr. Brian Higley | Add comment

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
December 21st, 2019

The “Journey Into Excellence” Radio Podcast Series (Episode 6)

by Dr. Brian Higley | 2 comments

I was recently a panelist on the sixth episode of Journey Into Excellence, a radio podcast series focused on the promotion of evidence-based life, liberty, and happiness pursuit. This series is focused on the promotion of clear thinking and civility in our family, education, and leadership/management systems. Below is a brief overview of this episode (click on this link to listen to the episode: Journey into Excellence – Episode 6). Please feel free to (a) have a listen to it, (b) send it 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 6)

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 our first four episodes, our panelists focused on how reducing common barriers to clear-thinking can lead to more civility and excellence in our family, education, and leadership systems.  In this, our sixth episode, we continue a four part journey (begun in Episode 5) into differences between parenting, educating, and leading from the Civility (or “H2O”) Wheel vs. the Abuse (or “DRY”) Wheel, with an emphasis on how clear-thinking promotes civility over abuse.  Throughout the show, our panelists will once again 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 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 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). He has also served on the board of the Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Hartsville, S.C. as co-chair of the local Earth Day Festival, as well as the co-chair of the conference “Sustainability and Faith.”  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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