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Journey Into Excellence 2020 (Episode 6)

by Dr. Brian Higley

December 23rd, 2020

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.

Click below to listen to Journey into Excellence 2020 (Episode 6) (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 6)

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

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