RADIO SHOW/AUDIO PODCAST: Solutions...with Courtney Anderson! (SwCA) Episode 134 - Originally aired 6/27/2014 9:00 AM - JOYFUL ART OF BUSINESS! series - "Who told you that you weren’t good enough? Why do you believe them?"
This episode is part of our JOYFUL ART OF BUSINESS™ series wherein we explore how to combine the positive benefits of our professional endeavors (“business”) with the overall positive emotional return on our efforts (“joy”). Our episode topic is, "Who told you that you weren’t good enough? Why do you believe them?”
Who is your source for the information (that you are not “good enough”)?
Are they a credible source?
Definition of Credible:
: able to be believed : reasonable to trust or believe
: good enough to be effective
Credible. (n.d.). Retrieved June 15, 2014, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/credible
What is their motive for telling you this?
Are they trying to take advantage of you?
Are they trying to sell you something?
Are they using you for their own motive?
Why do you believe this information (that you are not “good enough”)?
How many other items of information are they accurate about?
How “successful” are their lives?
Are they happy?
Are they loved (by [...]
RADIO SHOW/AUDIO PODCAST: Solutions...with Courtney Anderson! (SwCA) Episode 133 - Originally aired 6/26/2014 9:00 AM - EDUCATORS’ EDEN series -"How to Handle Grade Disputes (I never got a _ grade before)!"
This episode is part of our EDUCATORS’ EDEN™ series wherein we explore the paradise that the most passionate, creative and committed educators create for themselves, their students, peers, administrations and institutions! This specific episode is, “How to Handle Grade Disputes (I never got a ___ grade before)!”
In some cultures student grade disputes are rare, in some they are nonexistent and in some they are frequent. The educator is not able to control the social norms and cultural expectations of an entire locale. Other than an educator selecting where they will teach, they must accept the schema that is operational in that culture in regards to educators and disputing their renderings (e.g., grades). If an educator selects to teach in a locale where student grade disputes occur, they must accept that there is nothing that they will be able to do to prevent them. They are part of the cultural expectation.
There are steps that the educator may take to be optimally prepared for them and to remove all anxiety or concern on their part.
1) You were a student. What were your worst memories of poor grading and feedback? Use those as models of what NOT to do.
2) Grading is sharing and showing your work. For example, I provide multiple modes of grading and feedback (voice notes, text detailed feedback regarding each aspect of the rubric elements and written embedded comments in substantive papers).
3) Consistently demonstrate and illustrate to your students your joy and passion for your work.
NOTE: If you are teaching in an institution that has [...]
RADIO SHOW/AUDIO PODCAST: Solutions...with Courtney Anderson! (SwCA) Episode 132 - Originally aired 6/25/2014 9:00 AM - HELP! SITUATION SPOTLIGHT series -“Something AWESOME happened in my life! But no one else is happy for me."
In our HELP! SITUATION SPOTLIGHT™ series, we shine the light on challenges that community members have shared. This episode is, “Something AWESOME happened in my life! But no one else is happy for me.”
Good times! Something AWESOME has happened! This is one of those moments that make life exquisite! CONGRATULATIONS!
Yet, “no one else is happy” for you. So, the soaring joy you were feeling crashes and burns. Now, you are sad, disappointed and hurt.
1) Are you being accurate with the assertion that “no one” is happy for you? Are you taking for granted your grandparents (i.e., “they don’t count as they have to be nice to you.”)? If you have a grandmother that is genuinely happy for you, be grateful. She does not “have to” be happy for you and many people have grandmothers who aren’t.
2) Are you hurt that “someone special” who you want to be happy for you isn’t (boss, new boyfriend, best friend, etc.)? Stop it.
3) Even if you authentically do not have anyone else who is happy for you (e.g., all of your relatives are dead, etc.), you are still inaccurate. You are a person and thus you are someone. Thus, at least one person is happy for you! Unless you are not happy for yourself. Are you happy for yourself? How did you celebrate with yourself?
4) No one has everything. Focusing on what you “don’t have” is a waste [...]
RADIO SHOW/AUDIO PODCAST: Solutions...with Courtney Anderson! (SwCA) Episode 131 - Originally aired 6/24/2014 9:00 AM - MANAGEMENT MAGICIANS series - "I am Lucky! My Team is Marvelous! How Do I Get Them To Stay?"
Our MANAGEMENT MAGICIANS™ series is dedicated to those exceptional few who step forward to serve as guides, sages and responsible parties for others in pursuit of the greater good for society and their organization! In this episode, our topic is, “I am Lucky! My Team is Marvelous! How do I get them to stay?”
First, we don’t plan on “luck” (if it happens fine, that is just an extra bonus in life)! So, let’s discard that part of the show title (it is usually used for self-deprecation and humility). Good choices have played a large part in having a “marvelous team.” Let’s focus on those aspects of the situation. Here are 10 tips for ensuring maximum employee engagement and retention (aka, how to get them to stay):
1) It is about them, not you.
2) Repeat #1.
3) Give them control of their lives.
4) Get out of their way.
5) Share your [...]