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Businesses that Care Podcast (formerly Mere Mortals Unite)

Mere Mortals Unite (MMU) and Businesses that Care (BTC) are two distinct series in this podcast. BTC is focused on building a business culture that allows your business to recruit and retain good talent. Our guests share ideas that work, to create a culture of engagement. On previous episodes of MMU we share superpowers that everyone has although they may not have discovered them yet, or forgotten them or given them away. Take them back, increase their use in your life. provides skills and techniques so you can discover your superpowers. The result is an increase in success and joy in your life and the lives of those that surround you. Let’s change the world one person at a time, starting with you!
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Jan 4, 2017

leadership, role model, example, relationships

 

Episode 067 Being a Role Model at Work with Lee Cockerell

URL: http://julieannsullivan.com/being-role-model-work-lee-cockerell



It seems like being a boss in the workplace would be an easy job. You just tell everyone else what to do, they do all the work and you call it a day. Well, that’s not exactly how it works. The entire workplace can be toxic when you have a big, bad boss. Employee turnover is higher, stress is rampant and this causes employees to miss more days of work. To top it all off, those who do show up to work are terrified and suffer through an excruciating work experience. It doesn’t have to be that way, and today’s guest is going to show us how to change it.

 

Lee Cockrell was the Executive VP of DisneyWorld Paris. He began his career by being the big, bad, boss! He used to scare and intimidate his employees and even shares a life changing moment. Lee is an expert in Time Management and he teaches it each and every week. But today, we aren’t focusing on time management and productivity, but we are turning to the soft skills.

 

Today Lee is here to share his transformation story. His focus now is to help us build great relationships at work. One of the keys to building great work relationships is understanding that you really can’t control people. Great leaders at work can improve work performance and cultivate the next generation of great leadership in the workplace. People want to come to work and learn and grow, and when you feed that part of people, the keep coming back for more.

 

Lee’s Bio: Former Executive Vice President, Operation for Disney World for ten years. Before Disney, Lee held executive positions with Hilton Hotels for 8 year and Marriott for 17 years. Lee now gives seminars and keynote speeches around the world on Leadership, Management and Customer Service.




You’ll discover:

 

  • Why being a big, bad boss didn’t serve his employees well
  • The effects of being a good role model
  • The turning point that happened about halfway through his career
  • How he took ownership of his bad behavior and began to work on himself
  • Why humiliation and intimidation didn’t work in the workplace
  • What humiliation and intimidation reveal about the person exhibiting those behaviors
  • How to create a culture where everyone matters and they know they matter
  • Why people want to do business with you when they have a good relationship with you
  • People, including employees, want to be valued and acknowledged
  • Be careful what you say and do because people are always watching
  • Why Lee’s children told him, “Dad, everything was fine until you got here.”
  • The one work trip that Lee makes his grandchildren take with him each year
  • How Lee makes himself available to the next generation each day. He’s accessible!
  • Spend your time where you can make a difference. If you can’t make a difference, don’t spend your time on it.
  • Why you should do the hard things
  • Why Lee jokingly says his Mother was a terrorist!
  • Find out Lee’s superpower!




Interview Links & Other Resources

 

www.LeeCockerell.com

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Additional Resources:

Lee's 15 Minutes Edutainment Videos

Take some management courses

Lee's "Creating Disney Magic" Podcast

Dec 14, 2016

Tags: thinking, actions, business, c-suite

 

Episode Title: Big Thinking Leads to Big Actions - Jeffrey Hayzlett

URL: http://julieannsullivan.com/big-thinking-big-actions-jeffrey-hayzlett

 

Have you ever felt like you needed to “up your game”, but you don’t exactly know how? Sometimes we think the big league players got there by a stroke of luck or having some sort of connection that we could never have. The truth may surprise you! In this episode we find out that leveling up can start with a Google search for an organization you have no contacts in. Take comfort knowing we all level up with the same actions. Thinking bigger will lead to taking bigger actions and bigger risk - for a bigger reward!

“When you make it to the top, you have to send the elevator back down for everyone else.” - Kevin Spacey

Today’s guest is the King of thinking big. Jeffrey Hayzlett is a name that may be familiar to you! He’s open and approachable and he will be the first to tell you he doesn’t know everything. He’s here today to talk about what he does to both think and act big!

Jeffrey’’s Bio: Jeffrey Hayzlett is the primetime television host of C-Suite with Jeffrey Hayzlett and Executive Perspectives on C-Suite TV and is the host of the award winning All Business with Jeffrey Hayzlett on the CBS on-demand podcast network Play.It. Hayzlett is a global business celebrity, Hall of Fame speaker, best-selling author, and Chairman of C-Suite Network, home of the world’s most trusted network of C-Suite leaders.

 
 
 

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Jeffrey’s superpower? He’s a cowboy
  • How he’s used business to fulfill his cowboy dreams
  • How he stopped being stupid and you can too
  • Why he was able to sponsor The Celebrity Apprentice
  • How one conversation turned into multiple contacts that led to numerous business deals
  • It’s ok if you don’t know something. Find out and educate yourself for next time
  • Why Jeffrey considered himself a shy person, but in retrospect, probably wasn’t
  • His first realization that he was a big guy
  • Why he hasn’t made his biggest mistake yet
  • Why he hasn’t had his biggest success yet
  • The one thing Jeffrey is addicted to
  • Do the things you are doing today let you focus on your highest priority tasks?
  • When you need to ignore your inner voice
 
 
 
 

Interview Links & Other Resources

 

www.c-suitenetwork.com

 

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Jeffrey's Book: Think Big, Act Bigger

 

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Nov 30, 2016

adulting, humor, laughter, enthusiasm

 

Episode Title: Find the Lighter Side of Life - Jason Kotecki

URL: http://julieannsullivan.com/find-lighter-side-life-jason-kotecki/

 

Do you need more child-like play and curiosity in your life? Do you fall into the trap of taking life much too seriously? (We’re calling it “adult-itis.”)

Jason Kotecki is a professional reminder-er and permission-granter who moonlights as a speaker, author, and artist. He loves reminding people how to fight “adult-itis” and to find the lighter side of life. Doesn’t that sound enlightening? Join us!

Jason’s Bio:  Jason Kotecki is a professional reminder-er and permission granter who moonlights as an artist, author and speaker. He enjoys Star Wars, soft t-shirts, and brand new tubes of paint. He and his wife Kim (a former kindergarten teacher) have made it their mission in life to help people break free from Adultitis to build better lives, businesses and teams. Jason works with organizations to beat burnout and become more innovative by breaking rules that don’t exist.

 

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Jason’s super power: tinkering
  • What tinkering is and how it can transform your life
  • How tinkering uncovers unexpected paths and amazing things
  • Drawbacks to a business plan
  • How tinkering fosters child-like curiosity and wonder
  • Stories of tinkering
  • Jason’s year-long Tinker Project for 2016: 100 new pieces of artwork
  • Small steps you can take to make changes NOW! (Jason shares examples!)
  • Permission to stretch yourself without fear
  • Jason’s work as professional reminder-er and permission granter
 
 
 

Interview Links & Other Resources

 

www.escapeadulthood.com

 

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Cure Adultitis with Jason's Newsletter - It's Free!

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Nov 2, 2016

Sully, miracle on the hudson, focus, results, outcomes, accomplishment

 

Episode Title: Focus Gets You What You Want - Dave Sanderson

URL: http://julieannsullivan.com/focus-want-dave-sanderson

 

Have you seen the movie Sully? If you haven’t, perhaps you’re familiar with the story of The Miracle on the Hudson from January 15, 2009. It’s the unique story of an airbus landing safely on the Hudson River with no fatalities, thanks to the quick-thinking determination of the plane’s crew.

My guest today is Dave Sanderson, who was a firsthand witness to this amazing story. He was one of the last passengers to evacuate the plane as it stayed afloat in the icy river. Dave’s super power is what allowed him to have laser vision on the outcome he was looking for in this challenge that could have ended very differently. You don’t want to miss this conversation with Dave!

 

Dave’s Bio: He was a top sales producer in every company he worked for and on January 15th 2009 was on a business trip he had made hundreds of times before. Like all of us when we travel, especially on business, things are often routine and we take things for granted. Then out of the blue something happens that changes what was once routine to a day that changes your life. 

When a bird strike hit US Airways Flight 1549, there was no choice for the crew but to ditch the plane into the Hudson River. Thinking only of helping others in the crisis, our speaker became the last person off of the back of the plane that day, and was largely responsible for making sure so many others made it out safely. 

In what has become known as "The Miracle on the Hudson," he shares the lessons of that day with audiences around the world and shows you how leadership, resourcefulness and managing your mind in a crisis, anyone can step up and overcome their own “personal plane crash.”

 
 
 
 
 

You’ll discover:

 
  • Dave’s super power: FOCUS
  • How Dave’s 30-year sales career evolved into entrepreneurship
  • From Dave’s work with Tony Robbins, how to manage your state of mind
  • Reliving the FOCUS of The Miracle on the Hudson
  • The benefits of associating and disassociating quickly
  • Dave’s daily activities to improve focus: working out and reading
  • Actionable steps to improve focus:
    • Move your body
    • Learn the power of disassociating
    • Focus on the MOMENT
  • The myth of multitasking
  • The benefits of compartmentalizing
  • “Get back on the horse!”
  • The movie: Sully
  • Dave’s book, Moments Matter, and how it came to be
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Interview Links & Other Resources

 

davesandersonspeaks.com

 

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Moments Matter - Dave’s Book

Additional Resources:

Dave's blog post about Podcast Movement

 

Dave's Article about the movie Sully

 

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Jul 6, 2016

Creativity, change, control, adaptability, flexibility, opportunity

 

Episode 28: Create Your Own Reality

URL:   http://www.julieannsullivan.com/create-your-own-reality/

 

Summary

 

This episode of Mere Mortals Unite explores the super power solution of creating your own reality.  Life takes turns, unexpected changes and you can either lament or adapt. There are ways to continue the journey with a full heart and great success. It’s easier if your perspective is one in which recognizes that aspects that are out of your control are the reason your experience will be unique. Being unique is advantageous.

 

You’ll discover:

 

  • What you can do with circumstances out of your control
  • How to create opportunities out of detours
  • Expect the unexpected
  • It’s ok to ask for help

 

Interview Links & Other Resources

 

Julie Ann Sullivan on Facebook

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