Are you more of a mentor than you are a boss? Then you just might be a servant leader. Today’s episode deals with some of the best examples of what it takes to be a servant leader and how they are being developed.
Billy Johnson is the Director of the Professional Leadership Program at the University of North Texas, which is housed in the College of Business. The Professional Leadership Program is a nationally recognized mentoring program, which matches students up with successful executives all over North Texas, and helps the students get ready for the business world before they get into the business world.
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Hi and welcome to Coffee with Claire!
Today’s theme is going to be about resilience.
The definition of resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.
At the beginning of anything new, there’s always excitement and an adrenaline rush as you build that something that has never been built before.
You figure it out, you put processes together, and pretty soon, you have a well-oiled machine that you understand and know you can depend on.
Then, one day, you hit a snag–something completely unexpected, and out of your control. Everything you worked for is suddenly gone. You’re left standing at a crossroads. Which road do you choose?
Path #1 is easy. You quit. You throw in the towel. You decide that the thing that happened was a sign that you weren’t supposed to do it anymore anyways.
Path #2 is you pick yourself up, gather the pieces you can find, and re-invent and re-create those that you can’t. It takes time and it takes money that you didn’t think you had, but you find ways to make it work.
Not everyone will pick Path #2. It may not be feasible. But those who are successful know there’s going to be up’s and downs. You’re never 100% right, or profitable, or marketable or whatever other adjective you want to inject. However, it’s the people who have resilience in their blood that are willing to try again. Maybe do it a little differently this next time around, but it’s definitely worth it in their minds.
The resilience I am speaking about specifically is Coffee with Claire, and how I came to the conclusion that just because we hit a major bump in the road didn’t mean we veered off the road, took the wheels off the bus, and walked home. Would it have been easy? Sure. But I wasn’t done, and I wasn’t going to give up.
Stay tuned, and follow the path of our show to Coffee with Claire version “2.0”
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Our guest today, Todd Drake, has overcome some tremendous obstacles and thrived on the other side. He is the president and owner of Todd Drake Diamonds. A veteran of the corporate world, he got away from the grind and helped his family in areas where he was trained, to help them take their business to the next level. A competitive athlete, too, Todd enjoys a great game of baseball when he can pry himself away from his business.Post Views: 264
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