Would you drop everything to chase your dream? Even against advice of friends and family? That's what Antea Shelton and her sister did to chase their dream of writing a song for Beyoncé. Listen this week as Mike talks to Antea Shelton, vocal coach and owner of Aplus Music Group.

QUOTE IT

“Disrupt what was normal.” (5:25)

"Test the market with what you do.” (8:30)

“My role as a teacher has taught me not to disrupt somebody and leave them alone, but to partner with them so that we go together.” (9:58)

“You catch flies better with honey than with vinegar.” (14:04)

DIG IN

(5:56) Function in fear or love.
(7:49) Internal self-confidence.
(9:58) Co-leadership and collaboration.
(11:25) Become a vibe master.

TIP OF THE WEEK:

Learn to be a vibe master. Listen and feel what the other person is feeling to determine the next best move.

Direct download: Episode_113_Antea_Shelton_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Why is Mike wearing the pink hat? Well you just have to listen to the episode to find out! We got so much from our talk with Julie Owens that we had to bring her back for a second interview. This time we talked about how to handle disruption in the office and use common sense to work out differences.

QUOTE IT

“Does a degree define who I am as a professional?” (3:02)

"Common sense is not so common, but we need to use it in resolving differences.” (5:28)

“Words are gifts and words are weapons.” (5:37)

“A scared man can’t win.” (15:17)

DIG IN
(2:29) Education comes in different packages.
(5:20) Disagreeing without being disagreeable.
(6:30) Tools for success.

TIP OF THE WEEK:

Disagree without being disagreeable. Be conscience of what you're saying and how you're saying it.

Direct download: Episode_112_Julie_Owens_Part_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Direct download: Julie_Owens_Interviews_Judge_Rosen_on_the_Doodle_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am EST

You see a lot being a federal judge for over 27 years, but nothing could prepare him for the role he was to play in Detroit's bankruptcy. Join us for a fascinating interview where Judge Rosen shares some stories behind the grand bargain that saved Detroit.

QUOTE IT

“Get out of the river nile … and confront the realities.” (13:26)

"Resolve the underlying structural problems." (14:19)

“The real core is about creating more heros and less villains.” (20:40)

DIG IN

(4:54) Recognized a different approach was needed.
(7:50) The binary equation.
(11:54) Creativity when obligation exceeds the revenue stream.
(15:31) Be tenacious and persistent.

TIP OF THE WEEK:

Leaders are tenacious and persistent. Ask probing questions from stakeholders and customers. Leave no stone unturned when searching for solutions.

Direct download: Episode_111_Judge_Rosen_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EST

February's line up focuses on how people handle disruption in their professional lives. Listen to Mike Bills and Sonya Robinson of Team PureReinvention as they discuss professional disruption.

QUOTE IT

“All next generation success as a leader … comes first from us.” (0:50)

“(Professional disruption) The ownership of your own professional destiny.” (3:54)

“Close the door behind them as they move forward.” (6:32)


DIG IN

(0:20) Professional disruption defined.
(4:04) Tools to navigate an aggressive and upward mobility journey.
(6:03) Recipe for sustainable change.


TIP OF THE WEEK:

Always move forward. If you've decided to move on, going back is not an option.

Direct download: Ep._110_Professional_Disruption.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EST

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