Leadership Life Stories

Barry Jacobson, Part 2: The Payoff of Perseverance

Season Two of Leadership Life Stories examines Disney leadership as The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida celebrates its 50th anniversary.
In this episode, Part 2 of a two-part interview, hosts Rebecca Morgan and J.B. Adams welcome Barry Jacobson, former leader in Disney’s premium experiences and events including Disney’s Fairytale Weddings, Golden Oak Homes, and Club 33, and current owner of Barry Jacobson Consulting, where he provides premium design services and helps organizations develop a culture of excellence in the areas of leadership, employee engagement, and customer service.

Our guest describes his definition of success and accomplishments associated with leveraging his network to solve problems, his greatest adversity regarding being ambitious and persevering through disappointments, and shares his best leadership advice.

03:28 — Greatest accomplishment — Defining success as the culmination of combined effort; leveraging a network of relationships; problem-solving
17:51 — Greatest adversity — Acknowledging that ambition can lead to disappointment, showing perseverance
26:09 — Best leadership advice, “Be a disruptor.”

Resources
Barry Jacobson Consulting — https://www.barryjacobsonconsulting.com/
The Awesome Leader League — https://theawesomeleader.com/

Credits
Guest — Barry Jacobson, https://www.linkedin.com/in/barry-jacobson/
Host — Rebecca Morgan, https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccapmorgan/
Host — J.B. Adams, https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamslearning/
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Creator — J.B. Adams
Executive Producer — Gerard Mitchell
Audio Design — Michael Orlowski
Mixing and Editing — Manni Simon

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Barry Jacobson, Part 1: Take Care of Your People

Season Two of Leadership Life Stories examines Disney leadership as The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida celebrates its 50th anniversary.
In this episode, Part 1 of a two-part interview, hosts Rebecca Morgan and J.B. Adams welcome Barry Jacobson, former leader in Disney’s premium experiences and events including Disney’s Fairytale Weddings, Golden Oak Homes, and Club 33, and current owner of Barry Jacobson Consulting, where he provides premium design services and helps organizations develop a culture of excellence in the areas of leadership, employee engagement, and customer service.

Our guest describes his leadership philosophy of taking care of the people who take care of the guests and shares stories about three of his Disney leadership role models; describes his background of showing leadership at an early age; and shares his observations on the Disney leaders he feels were the most effective disruptors.

03:16 — Leadership philosophy, taking care of people, Disney leadership role models
16:02 — Self-Awareness Quiz
18:57 — Growing up in Connecticut; leadership lessons learned from a mother who gets things done
28:05 — Walt Disney World Insider Free Association
30:29 — Discussion of Disney leaders as disruptors

Resources
Barry Jacobson Consulting — https://www.barryjacobsonconsulting.com/
The Awesome Leader League — https://theawesomeleader.com/

Credits
Guest — Barry Jacobson, https://www.linkedin.com/in/barry-jacobson/
Host — Rebecca Morgan, https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccapmorgan/
Host — J.B. Adams, https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamslearning/
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Creator — J.B. Adams
Executive Producer — Gerard Mitchell
Audio Design — Michael Orlowski
Mixing and Editing — Manni Simon

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Valerie Cockerell Part 2: Impact through Influence

Season Two of Leadership Life Stories examines Disney leadership as The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida celebrates its 50th anniversary.
In this episode, Part 2 of a two-part interview, hosts Rebecca Morgan and J.B. Adams welcome Valerie Cockerell, former leader in retail and merchandising at multiple Disney locations, and current partner at Cockerell Consulting, which provides training, consulting, and coaching to help leaders and organizations build a great culture and deliver outstanding customer service.
Our guest describes her definition of success and the satisfaction that comes from influencing others, the rewards and challenges associated with having family members working within one organization, and her best advice for leaders.

02:48 — Greatest accomplishment — defining success, making an impact by being influential
12:12 — Greatest adversity — how people treat you when you have other family members in the same organization
23:47 — Best leadership advice, expressing optimism for the future

Books
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck — https://tinyurl.com/5khjbw9a
Thank You for Being Late by Thomas Friedman — https://tinyurl.com/ktabb4n6
The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman — https://tinyurl.com/jd9v3nfv
The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time by Jeffrey Sachs — https://tinyurl.com/jxhdr9km

Resources
Cockerell Consulting Group — https://cockerellconsulting.com/
The Awesome Leader League — https://theawesomeleader.com/

Credits
Guest — Valerie Cockerell, https://www.linkedin.com/in/valerie-cockerell-02067956/
Host — Rebecca Morgan, https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccapmorgan/
Host — J.B. Adams, https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamslearning/
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Creator — J.B. Adams
Executive Producer — Gerard Mitchell
Audio Design — Michael Orlowski
Mixing and Editing — Manni Simon

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Valerie Cockerell Part 1: It Takes Relationships

Season Two of Leadership Life Stories examines Disney leadership as The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida celebrates its 50th anniversary.
In this episode, Part 1 of a two-part interview, hosts Rebecca Morgan and J.B. Adams welcome Valerie Cockerell, former leader in retail and merchandising at multiple Disney locations, and current partner at Cockerell Consulting, which provides training, consulting, and coaching to help leaders and organizations build a great culture and deliver outstanding customer service. Our guest describes her leadership philosophy of building long term relationships, explains how her interest in travel shaped her career path, and shares her thoughts on leadership across both French and American cultures.

02:25 — Leadership philosophy, building long term relationships, Disney leadership role models
16:03 — Self-Awareness Quiz
19:39 — Growing up in Lyon, France; taking risks and making life-changing decisions
29:42 — Walt Disney World Insider Free Association
32:06 — Comparison of Disney leadership in French and American cultures

Resources
Cockerell Consulting Group — https://cockerellconsulting.com/
The Awesome Leader League — https://theawesomeleader.com/

Credits
Guest — Valerie Cockerell, https://www.linkedin.com/in/valerie-cockerell-02067956/
Host — Rebecca Morgan, https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccapmorgan/
Host — J.B. Adams, https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamslearning/
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Creator — J.B. Adams
Executive Producer — Gerard Mitchell
Audio Design — Michael Orlowski
Mixing and Editing — Manni Simon

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Deloria Nelson Part 2: The Inclusion Illusion

Season Two of Leadership Life Stories examines Disney leadership as The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida celebrates its 50th anniversary.
In this episode, Part 2 of a two-part interview, hosts Rebecca Morgan and J.B. Adams welcome Deloria Nelson, former Disney leader in Human Resources, and current president of Authentic Culture & Engagement Solutions, Inc., where she energizes and engages workforce transformation as a coach and consultant, focusing on culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Our guest describes the challenges associated with “the inclusion illusion” and what leaders can do to overcome it, how leaders can make a difference in the lives of the people around them, and building a culture of engagement through inclusion.

02:10 — Greatest adversity — the “inclusion illusion;” the difference between diversity and inclusion
17:06 — Greatest accomplishment — defining success, living authentically and helping people find their gifts
24:51 — Best leadership advice; building a culture of engagement

Resources
Authentic Culture & Engagement Solutions, Inc. — https://acesolutionsgroup.com
The Awesome Leader League — https://theawesomeleader.com/

Credits
Guest — Deloria Nelson https://www.linkedin.com/in/deloria-nelson-54822711
Host — Rebecca Morgan, https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccapmorgan/
Host — J.B. Adams, https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamslearning/
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Creator — J.B. Adams
Executive Producer — Gerard Mitchell
Audio Design — Michael Orlowski
Mixing and Editing — Manni Simon

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Deloria Nelson Part 1: Lead with Love

Season Two of Leadership Life Stories examines Disney leadership as The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida celebrates its 50th anniversary.
In this episode, Part 1 of a two-part interview, hosts Rebecca Morgan and J.B. Adams welcome Deloria Nelson, former Disney leader in Human Resources, and current president of Authentic Culture & Engagement Solutions, Inc., where she energizes and engages workforce transformation as a coach and consultant, focusing on culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our guest describes her leadership philosophy of “leading with love,” her experience working in employee relations and compliance, and her thoughts on Disney leadership.

03:04 — Leadership philosophy, “lead with love,” Disney leadership role model
12:17 — Self-Awareness Quiz
16:31 — Growing up as family mediator; discussion of HR investigations and treating people fairly
27:08 — Walt Disney World Insider Free Association
29:53 — Comparison of Disney leadership to leadership in other companies

Resources
Authentic Culture & Engagement Solutions, Inc. — https://acesolutionsgroup.com/
The Awesome Leader League — https://theawesomeleader.com/

Credits
Guest — Deloria Nelson https://www.linkedin.com/in/deloria-nelson-54822711
Host — Rebecca Morgan, https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccapmorgan/
Host — J.B. Adams, https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamslearning/
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Creator — J.B. Adams
Executive Producer — Gerard Mitchell
Audio Design — Michael Orlowski
Mixing and Editing — Manni Simon

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Patrick Brennan, Part 2: The Business of Creativity

Season Two of Leadership Life Stories examines Disney leadership as The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida celebrates its 50th anniversary.
In this episode, Part 2 of a two-part interview, hosts Rebecca Morgan and J.B. Adams welcome Patrick Brennan, executive level leader who enjoyed a 32-year career at Walt Disney Imagineering, and contributed to the development of attractions at every Disney theme park location around the world. Our guest describes his leadership philosophy of serving as part of the team, his Disney leadership role model, his early years taking an interest in art and preparing to be a “starving artist,” and his perceptions of how Disney leadership changed over the years.

02:33 — Greatest accomplishment — leading field art direction in the construction of Critter Country at Tokyo Disneyland
17:14 — Greatest adversity — conflict resolution, balancing creative and business interests
29:18 — Best leadership advice; lessons from the early days of Pixar

Books
As an affiliate, Victor Media Group may earn from qualifying purchases.

The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch — https://tinyurl.com/cfsduuc4

The Pixar Touch: The Making of a Company, David A. Price — https://tinyurl.com/5ajsbejm

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, Simon Sinek — https://tinyurl.com/2a57nnxc

Resources
The Awesome Leader League — https://theawesomeleader.com/

Credits
Guest — Patrick Brennan, https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrick-brennan-b978b96/
Host — Rebecca Morgan, https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccapmorgan/
Host — J.B. Adams, https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamslearning/
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Creator — J.B. Adams
Executive Producer — Gerard Mitchell
Audio Design — Michael Orlowski
Mixing and Editing — Manni Simon

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Patrick Brennan, Part 1: From Starving Artist to Imagineer

Season Two of Leadership Life Stories examines Disney leadership as The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida celebrates its 50th anniversary.
In this episode, Part 1 of a two-part interview, hosts Rebecca Morgan and J.B. Adams welcome Patrick Brennan, executive level leader who enjoyed a 32-year career at Walt Disney Imagineering, and contributed to the development of attractions at every Disney theme park location around the world. Our guest describes his leadership philosophy of serving as part of the team, his Disney leadership role model, his early years taking an interest in art and preparing to be a “starving artist,” and his perceptions of how Disney leadership changed over the years.

02:29 — Leadership philosophy, Disney leadership role models
11:05 — Self-Awareness Quiz
14:02 — Growing up with an interest in art, early role model, working at the zoo
22:50 — Walt Disney World Insider Free Association
26:28 — Disney leadership through the decades, explaining the “why,” trust and respect

As an affiliate, Victor Media Group may earn from qualifying purchases.
Books
Leaders Eat Last, Simon Sinek — https://tinyurl.com/49mrfwp3

Resources
The Awesome Leader League — https://theawesomeleader.com/

Credits
Guest — Patrick Brennan https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrick-brennan-b978b96/
Host — Rebecca Morgan, https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccapmorgan/
Host — J.B. Adams, https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamslearning/
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Creator — J.B. Adams
Executive Producer — Gerard Mitchell
Audio Design — Michael Orlowski
Mixing and Editing — Manni Simon

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Dave Vermeulen, Part 2: Cast First, Guest Always

Season Two of Leadership Life Stories examines Disney leadership as The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida celebrates its 50th anniversary.
In this episode, Part 2 of a two-part interview, hosts Rebecca Morgan and J.B. Adams welcome Dave Vermeulen, 48-year Cast Member and former executive with leadership experience at every Disney theme park resort location around the world. Our guest describes his greatest accomplishments associated with recognizing talent, taking risks, and making people happy; shares learnings from greatest adversity regarding career challenges; and explains what is meant by “Cast First, Guest Always.”

02:23 — Greatest accomplishment — representing the company and its product, recognizing talent, and taking risks
16:27 — Greatest adversity — career challenges, showing loyalty in relationships
28:57 — Best leadership advice; “Cast First, Guest Always,” mentor relationships

Resources
The Awesome Leader League — https://theawesomeleader.com/

Credits
Guest — Dave Vermeulen, https://www.linkedin.com/in/dave-vermeulen-b56b90a/
Host — Rebecca Morgan, https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccapmorgan/
Host — J.B. Adams, https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamslearning/
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Creator — J.B. Adams
Executive Producer — Gerard Mitchell
Audio Design — Michael Orlowski
Mixing and Editing — Manni Simon

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Dave Vermeulen, Part 1: Know the Product

Season Two of Leadership Life Stories examines Disney leadership as The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida celebrates its 50th anniversary.
In this episode, Part 1 of a two-part interview, hosts Rebecca Morgan and J.B. Adams welcome Dave Vermeulen, 48-year Cast Member and former executive with leadership experience at every Disney theme park resort location around the world. Our guest describes his leadership philosophy of knowing the product and serving as a role model, his Disney leadership role models, his early years growing up in Southern California and working at Disneyland in the 1960s, and his perceptions of how Disney leadership changed over the years.

02:29 — Leadership philosophy, Disney leadership role models
11:05 — Self-Awareness Quiz
14:02 — Growing up on a farm in Southern California, working at Disneyland
22:50 — Walt Disney World Insider Free Association
26:28 — Disney leadership through the decades, balancing focus on both results and people

Resources
The Awesome Leader League — https://theawesomeleader.com/

Credits
Guest — Dave Vermeulen, https://www.linkedin.com/in/dave-vermeulen-b56b90a/
Host — Rebecca Morgan, https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccapmorgan/
Host — J.B. Adams, https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamslearning/
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Creator — J.B. Adams
Executive Producer — Gerard Mitchell
Audio Design — Michael Orlowski
Mixing and Editing — Manni Simon

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Valerie Oberle, Part 2: What It Means to Be First

Season Two of Leadership Life Stories examines Disney leadership as The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida celebrates its 50th anniversary.
In this episode, Part 2 of a two-part interview, hosts Rebecca Morgan and J.B. Adams welcome Valerie Oberle, 27-year Cast Member, former Vice President of Disney University and the first woman executive at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. Our guest describes the adversity of being first and how she dealt with it; the sense of accomplishment that can come from getting employees involved in the development and execution of new business ideas; and her best business and career advice.

02:36 — The adversity of being the first woman executive in Walt Disney Parks organization
17:52 — Involving Cast Members in creating new revenue generating products
30:06 — Best advice for leaders and closing comments

Resources
The Awesome Leader League — https://theawesomeleader.com/

Credits
Guest — Valerie Oberle, https://www.linkedin.com/in/valerie-oberle-657037180/
Host — Rebecca Morgan, https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccapmorgan/
Host — J.B. Adams, https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamslearning/
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Creator — J.B. Adams
Executive Producer — Gerard Mitchell
Audio Design — Michael Orlowski
Mixing and Editing — Manni Simon

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Valerie Oberle, Part 1: Finding Treasure in People

Season Two of Leadership Life Stories examines Disney leadership as The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida celebrates its 50th anniversary.
In this episode, Part 1 of a two-part interview, hosts Rebecca Morgan and J.B. Adams welcome Valerie Oberle, 27-year Cast Member, former Vice President of Disney University and the first woman executive at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. Our guest describes her leadership philosophy of finding treasure in people, how she found her way to Disney, her perceptions of how Disney Parks leadership has changed over time, and how to build a culture of high engagement.

02:41 — Leadership philosophy, being a barrier breaker, guest’s role model
13:25 — The Self Awareness Quiz
17:56 — Backstory and finding her way to Disney
25:42 — WDW Insider Free Association
28:26 — Perceptions of Disney leadership through the decades

Resources
The Awesome Leader League — https://theawesomeleader.com/

Credits
Guest — Valerie Oberle, https://www.linkedin.com/in/valerie-oberle-657037180/
Host — Rebecca Morgan, https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccapmorgan/
Host — J.B. Adams, https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamslearning/
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Creator — J.B. Adams
Executive Producer — Gerard Mitchell
Audio Design — Michael Orlowski
Mixing and Editing — Manni Simon

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Meet the Hosts: Rebecca Morgan & J.B. Adams

Season Two of Leadership Life Stories examines Disney leadership as The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida celebrates its 50th anniversary.
In this episode, hosts Rebecca Morgan and J.B. Adams introduce themselves to listeners, discuss their leadership philosophies, and consider the impact that The Walt Disney Company has had on the leisure and entertainment industry as well as on their own careers as leadership consultants. Is Disney leadership a big deal? Tune in, listen, and decide for yourself.

03:09 — Leadership philosophies and why Disney leadership is a big deal
07:08 — The Self Awareness Quiz; hosts share backstories
18:56 — WDW Insider Free Association; Disney leadership through the decades
23:00 — The greatest accomplishment; hosts define success
25:27 — Hosts share their greatest adversity stories
32:19 — Leader’s best advice, hosts introduce each other

Resources
The Awesome Leader League — https://theawesomeleader.com/

Credits
Host — Rebecca Morgan, https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccapmorgan/
Host — J.B. Adams, https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamslearning/
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Creator — J.B. Adams
Executive Producer — Gerard Mitchell
Audio Design — Michael Orlowski
Mixing and Editing — Manni Simon

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Dr. Rick Bommelje, Part 4: Responding to Conflict

Do you have a conflict situation in your life? How can you apply listening to be more effective in dealing with conflict? Today, host J.B. Adams poses these questions to listening expert Dr. Rick Bommelje, who currently serves as a speaker, consultant, and coach, and as a professor in the Department of Communication at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. In part 4 of this interview, Dr. Bommelje responds to questions posed from listeners and discusses how to respond to conflict.

01:14 — Introduction Dr. Bommelje
02:19 — Why listening is difficult, listening strategies, and the Golden Pause
14:00 — Responding to conflict, enhancing awareness, and staying on track

As an affiliate, Victor Media Group may earn from qualifying purchases.
Books
Listening Pays by Rick Bommelje — https://amzn.to/335xapj
Listening Leaders by Lyman K. Steil & Richard K. Bommelje — https://amzn.to/331OITj
Be Quick to Listen by Rick Bommelje — https://amzn.to/2Kt8DEj

Resources
Listening Wisdom — https://listeningwisdom.org/
Listening Pays — https://www.listeningpays.com/
A Survival Guide for Leaders (HBR) — https://hbr.org/2002/06/a-survival-guide-for-leaders
Thomas Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument — https://kilmanndiagnostics.com/overview-thomas-kilmann-conflict-mode-instrument-tki/

Credits
Guest: Rick Bommelje — https://www.linkedin.com/in/rickbommelje/
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Creator / Host — J.B. Adams
Executive Producer — Gerard Mitchell
Video Production — Jeremy Harmsen

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Dr. Rick Bommelje, Part 3: The Greatest Adversity

Leadership begins with awareness, and self-awareness is critical for effectiveness when servant leaders face adversity. In this show, host J.B. Adams interviews Dr. Rick Bommelje, who currently serves as a speaker, consultant, and coach specializing in the areas of listening and leadership, and as a professor in the Department of Communication at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. In Part 3 of this interview, Bommelje discusses personality self-awareness and shares how he overcomes his greatest adversity.

01:09 — Introduction
01:35 — Personality self-awareness
10:43 — The greatest adversity

As an affiliate, Victor Media Group may earn from qualifying purchases.
Books
Listening Pays by Rick Bommelje — https://amzn.to/3Ahtlf5
Listening Leaders by Lyman K. Steil & Richard K. Bommelje — https://amzn.to/3A3tBy1
Be Quick to Listen by Rick Bommelje — https://amzn.to/2WSsxyR
The Anatomy of Peace by The Arbinger Institute — https://amzn.to/3CcZcPQ
Nonviolent Communication by Marshall B. Rosenberg — https://amzn.to/3ijEq9h

Resources
The Five Factor Model of Personality — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Five_personality_traits#Measurements
Thomas Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument — https://kilmanndiagnostics.com/overview-thomas-kilmann-conflict-mode-instrument-tki/

Credits
Guest — Rick Bommelje, https://www.linkedin.com/in/rickbommelje/
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Creator / Host — J.B. Adams
Executive Producer — Gerard Mitchell
Video Production — Jeremy Harmsen

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Dr. Rick Bommelje, Part 2: Influences and Turning Points

Leaders are made not only through the things that happen to them, but also in how they respond to the things that happen to them. In this show, host J.B. Adams interviews Dr. Rick Bommelje, who currently serves as a speaker, consultant, and coach specializing in the areas of listening and leadership, and as a professor in the Department of Communication at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. In Part 2 of this interview, Bommelje discusses the early influences and lessons that shaped his development and helped him become the leader he is today.

01:45 — Early Influences
04:54 — Parental influence
14:27 — Turning points & takeaways

As an affiliate, Victor Media Group may earn from qualifying purchases.
Books
Listening Pays by Rick Bommelje — https://amzn.to/3Ahtlf5
Listening Leaders by Lyman K. Steil & Richard K. Bommelje — https://amzn.to/3A3tBy1
Be Quick to Listen by Rick Bommelje — https://amzn.to/2WSsxyR

Resources
Listening Wisdom — https://listeningwisdom.org/
Listening Pays — https://www.listeningpays.com/

Credits
Guest — Rick Bommelje, https://www.linkedin.com/in/rickbommelje/
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Creator / Host — J.B. Adams
Executive Producer — Gerard Mitchell
Video Production — Jeremy Harmsen

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Dr. Rick Bommelje, Part 1: The Greatest Accomplishment

When leaders don’t pay attention to the signals they get from their environment, they risk disaster. In Part 1 of this series of interviews, host J.B. Adams talks with Dr. Rick Bommelje, “the Listening Doctor.” In addition to serving as a speaker, consultant, and coach specializing in the areas of listening and leadership, Bommelje is also a professor in the Department of Communication at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. He reminds us that listening is a key characteristic of servant leadership.

01:08 — Introduction
04:50 — The Greatest Accomplishment, Part 1: Healthy marriage
11:10 — The Greatest Accomplishment, Part 2: Becoming a listening expert
20:19 — The Greatest Accomplishment, Part 3: Coaching philosophy

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Books
David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell — https://amzn.to/3gNbsfq

Resources
Crummer Graduate School of Business — https://www.crummer.rollins.edu/
PowerDMS — https://www.powerdms.com/
Joy & Tom Studios, Inc. — www.joyandtomstudios.com
The Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship — https://crummer.rollins.edu/centers-excellence/advanced-entrepreneurship/
Cari Haught Coats — https://www.accendoleader.com/

Credits
Guest: Rick Bommelje — https://www.linkedin.com/in/rickbommelje/
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. — https://victormediagroup.co/
Creator / Host — J.B. Adams
Executive Producer — Gerard Mitchell
Video Production — Jeremy Harmsen

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