Jun 27, 2018
This episode features a
breakdown from Jim and Jan on Episode #103 with Aaron Levy,
Millennial Workplace Expert. They deep dive into the importance of
networking from a leadership perspective, combatting failure with
courage and confidence, and developing constructs for dialogue to
help navigate crucial and emotional conversations in
[1:47] Networking is a critical
skill as a leader. It is easy to stay in an insulated bubble of
comfort and people that you know, but networking is where you find
outside influences and expand the sphere of knowledge.
[2:33] Aaron Levy brought up
balancing controversy and controversial topics for the sake of both
marketing, and change to the status quo. It was a conversation
regarding growth, mastery, and connection as it relates to the
modern generation in the workforce.
[5:16] Jim and Jan have found
that business leaders are looking for data and primary research, as
well as stories and examples that back up a specific point of view
and in a digestible and palatable way to help guide
[7:27] Jim and Jan question if
we have gotten away from providing a north star and a guide post to
others in leadership. In order to stay focused on our “why”, do we
need a singular reason in our minds to keep going, or we do develop
and shift those along the way?
[8:34] There is a very strong
chance that when you step out of your comfort zone and into
unchartered territory, you will fail, many times. Having courage to
step out in the first place and the confidence to try again are
[12:19] Difficult conversations
in business can be emotional, and lead to an “us vs. them”
mentality instead of the necessary supportive team
[16:12] Understanding how
everyone works together and the different dependencies within the
team is also an important factor in taking the emotion out of
- You’ve got to present data at some
message needs to be easily absorbed
can do more and your goals can be bigger.
about helping someone see they can do more for other
you step out, you may fail. Profoundly.
have to articulate the dependencies.
- It’s important to leave a little space in your
mind for information you don’t yet have. - Mark Ashbrook
- Hard work beats talent when talent fails to
work hard. - Kevin
Episode 103: Millennials Aren’t
Special Snowflakes with Aaron Levy
Catch Me If You Can