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35 minutes | Nov 21, 2022
090 - You don’t have to think the same to love someone - Acceptance vs. Agreement
There are many holiday celebrations on the horizon. This is often joked about as a time of family turmoil. Let’s talk about what we can do when a relative starts expressing views that are different than your own. Listen in as Jules Maloney, Wisconsin Regional Director & Director of Virtual Programming, shares many examples of how to move past judgment and into acceptance, even when you don't agree with someone.
16 minutes | Oct 13, 2022
089 - Get your flex on and get work done!
Have you ever had trouble getting a co-worker to buy-in on a project? Does it seem as though they don’t grasp the importance? Sometimes when we explain things we aren’t connecting with them because we aren’t saying the way they ‘need’ to hear it. In this Skill Snippet, Shara Brice continues our discussion around DISC and explains how style-flexing can help this situation. https://www.chapmancommunities.org/
34 minutes | Sep 21, 2022
088 - Digesting DISC – Part 2
Are you new alumni? Did you recently finish the Our Community Listens course and find yourself often checking back to your learning guide? Well, this podcast and its coming episodes are here for you as another form of learning! We’ll be reviewing subjects from class, providing more examples and reminders of how to apply the skills at work and at home. In this episode, Adam J. Salgat and Katie Trotter continue breaking down the behavior tendencies of S and C in their purest form. Take the next 30 minutes to learn how to better understand people in your life and how they may prefer to be communicated with. www.chapmancommunities.org/ connect.chapmancommunities.org/page/events
23 minutes | Sep 12, 2022
087 - Mom's Story: How I Connected With My Kids Early in the School Year (And You Can Too)
In this episode, Adam Salgat discusses with Jill Wright of South Carolina how she tries to connect with her kids as the school year gets underway. Listen to her personal account of initially having difficulty understanding her son’s decision not to join a school club but eventually slowing down and hearing his real concerns. If Jill’s listening skills had not come to the surface she might have missed out on something that meant a lot to their relationship. https://www.chapmancommunities.org/
25 minutes | Aug 31, 2022
086 - Class is in session! Five tips to connect with your child at the start of the school year
In this episode, Adam Salgat, Micki Gibbs, and Mike Desparrois set you up for success as your family goes through the transition of starting a new school year. Listen closely for five tips to bring you closer to your child as they head into a very stressful time of their life. 1. Use door openers 2. Grace and space, don’t interrogate 3. Let them lead the conversation 4. Connection before direction 5. Empathize, reflectively listen, and don’t problem solve
30 minutes | Aug 24, 2022
085 - When the Military Listens: A Researchers Pipeline to Leading Change
In this episode, Adam Salgat visits Jenn Rudolph of Michigan Air National Guard who completed her Master's Research Thesis for her course in the Military Arts and Sciences about listening with empathy in the military. Specifically, those that have completed the Our Community Listens course. What challenges did Rudolph face when implementing empathy in their communication practices? What was those indicators that prompted her to view how people in the military communicated? How did she confirm all of this? Tune in to find out how she made this impactful change and her quest to publish her research and findings. Rudolph has been in the military for 13 years and has attended both the three-day Our Community Listens and the marriage course with her husband Jose Tovar. To learn more about their story, go back and listen to episode 063 - Communicating with your partner and military deployment. https://www.chapmancommunities.org/
32 minutes | Aug 10, 2022
084 - Digesting DISC – Part 1
Are you new alumni? Did you recently finish the Our Community Listens course and find yourself often checking back to your learning guide? Well, this podcast and its coming episode are here for you as another form of learning! We’ll be reviewing subjects from class, providing more examples and reminders of how to apply the skills at work and at home. In this episode, Adam J. Salgat and Katie Trotter take time to talk about the origins of the Extended DISC assessment and begin breaking down the behavior tendencies of D and I in their purest form. Take the next 30 minutes to learn how to better understand people in your life and how they may prefer to be communicated with. Keep an eye out for the upcoming podcast where we look at the S and C tendencies. https://www.chapmancommunities.org/ https://connect.chapmancommunities.org/page/events
2 minutes | Aug 4, 2022
Welcome to the Alumni Family! ❤️
Our team is excited to welcome you to the alumni family and share how you can stay connected. https://www.chapmancommunities.org/
34 minutes | Jul 7, 2022
083 - Parenting without creating dependency
In this episode, Adam Salgat sits down with Gina Wilson, OCL Alumni, mother of two teens, and Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at Central Michigan University. Gina discusses using the OCL skills as a parent during the first days of the pandemic. She recalls trying to work with her daughter on her daily routines and how she realized she was instilling learned helplessness in her. This development led to a deeper relationship with her daughter. Moments she once regarded as routine are now rich with connection and purpose. https://www.chapmancommunities.org/
27 minutes | Jun 15, 2022
082 - Vowing to stay connected
“When we went into the course, we were like, ‘What else are we going to learn about each other and about ourselves?’...and it was a lot. So never think that you know enough about yourself or others because there's always more.” -Melanie Pomerville In this episode, Adam J. Salgat sits down with Ryan and Melanie Pomerville, members of the Michigan Air National Guard, to discuss how the OCL skills have impacted their marriage. They share how the two of them try to find ways to connect, even if it is as simple as walking to the mailbox together. They discuss how the DISC assessment has put some quantifiable data in front of them to confirm some behavior tendencies they already saw in each other. As parents of three kids, they discuss how using the five reflecting listening skills has helped them build better relationships with their kids. While at work, using F.B.I. (Feeling Behavior Impact) statements has helped Ryan open up doors he never thought imaginable. https://www.chapmancommunities.org/
50 minutes | Jun 1, 2022
081 - OCL Skills Transforming Workplace Culture
Listen in as host, Adam J. Salgat, talks with Bev Thiel, Executive Director of Kent County, MI Habitat for Humanity. Bev explains why she and her team have found great value in implementing the Our Community Listens skills. She discusses the use of the DISC assessment and how her team uses this knowledge to impact the community members they partner with and serve. Bev also discusses the impact the skills have had in her personal life, including creating a deeper relationship with her son through the power of listening. She explains why these skills are important to her as a female leader in her community and how they provide strength in confrontational situations. Listeners - In this conversation, DISC tendencies are mentioned without a deep explanation. The DISC assessment is a tool we use to identify behavioral and communication styles. Bev refers to herself as having a ‘D’ DISC profile. People with ‘D’ profiles tend to display characteristics of directness in their leadership and communication practices. If you would like a better understanding of the DISC assessment or simply a refresher, please check out this podcast - https://soundcloud.com/listenfirstpod/epi-038 https://www.chapmancommunities.org/ https://connect.chapmancommunities.org/page/events
22 minutes | Apr 22, 2022
080 - The Great Reshuffle...What is happening?
In this episode, Adam J. Salgat and CFCC CEO Misty Janks sit down to discuss the Great Reshuffle and how the foundational course of Our Community Listens can set up leaders and organizations to handle the changing job market. They also discuss continuing learning opportunities for alumni and the excitement behind hosting community classes again. View learning opportunities - https://connect.chapmancommunities.org/events Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org Articles about the Great Reshuffle: https://chiefexecutive.net/its-the-great-reshuffle-not-the-great-resignation/ https://www.shrm.org/executive/resources/people-strategy-journal/spring2022/pages/feature-talent-strategies-shapero.aspx https://www.cnbc.com/2022/02/01/roughly-47-million-people-quit-their-job-last-year.html https://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/toxic-culture-is-driving-the-great-resignation/ https://staffmg.com/why_do_people_quit/ https://bit.ly/3jJTZGU
25 minutes | Mar 22, 2022
079 - Vacationing with your partner - smooth sailing or rough waters?
Vacations take a lot of planning and for the most part, that work turns into fun and relaxation. But what happens when something goes wrong and you and your partner are staring at each other with accusations on the tips of your tongues? In this episode, Adam J. Salgat shares a personal story about his recent trip to the "happiest place on earth" and Katie Trotter joins the conversation to break down what the couple was going through in the emotional situation. Use this podcast as a reminder to stay calm this spring break when traveling as there might be times when your emotions are high and logic goes out the window.
25 minutes | Mar 8, 2022
078 - Giving tough feedback, giving praise & owning up
If you just recently finished employee reviews and struggled to provide feedback, whether it was good or bad behavior, this podcast is for you! In this episode, Adam J. Salgat has on Jules Maloney to discuss using the Feeling, Behavior, and Impact skill through a leadership lens. Jules breaks down three specific areas we can use this skill, provides examples to bring it into real-life situations, and gives us tips on how to consistently incorporate this skill into our work life. https://www.chapmancommunities.org/
33 minutes | Feb 22, 2022
077 - What if your child DOESN'T need you to save the day?
Register for Virtual OCL - https://bit.ly/3JORWMZ Once you change your behavior and implement the OCL skills, how does that impact your connection with your children and can it help them grow? In this podcast, Adam J. Salgat talks with the mother-daughter team of Micki and Katie Gibbs. They explain how their relationship stayed strong because of Micki’s focus on reflective listening during Katie’s teen years. Listen close as they share how things could have been very different without the OCL skills.
18 minutes | Feb 8, 2022
076 - New Name, New Programs - Same Human Connection
In this episode, Adam Salgat sits down with newly appointed CEO, Misty Janks, to cover the expansion of programs, including virtual classes happening at CFCC. They also discuss her excitement level moving into her new role and the heritage behind the official name change that took place about one year ago. https://www.chapmancommunities.org/
23 minutes | Jan 25, 2022
075 - “You don’t appreciate me!” – How to make sure you never hear this.
Learn more about the Foundations of Leadership course - https://bit.ly/3H84MVK --- You may think you appreciate and recognize your partner, but is it in a way that your partner connects with? In this podcast, you will learn the impact of recognition and appreciation in a relationship, plus tools and skills to truly make your partner feel celebrated. Interested in learning more and interacting with our team directly on this subject? Register for the 'You Don't Appreciate Me!' If you have ever heard this statement, this training is for you." happening on February 23. Click here for the full details - https://bit.ly/3Iz6b7V An article from The Gotman Institute -https://bit.ly/3rOb727
41 minutes | Oct 21, 2021
074 - Logic and Emotion: Helping Students Pull The Plug
Joining Adam Salgat is Mike Desparrois and one of the newest team members, Micki Gibbs. The three of them discuss logic and emotion in the classroom. They talk about what it's like for students and teachers. Listen close to finding the little tidbits that will help you work with your student or your own child. https://www.chapmancommunities.org/
35 minutes | Sep 28, 2021
073 - Understanding Our Personal Needs to Lead Better
In this episode, Jules Maloney of the Wisconsin Chapter joins me to discuss the 'needs onion'. This layered approach of understanding that every behavior is an expression of a need, helps us become more self-aware and move past judgment. Jules and I take an in-depth look at our needs as a human, discuss real-life real-time examples of identifying our needs and how to manage those feelings and physical changes they could bring on. Our discussion mainly focuses on going through the onion from the inside out - which helps lead us to better self-awareness. In the future, we will work the needs onion from the outside to the inside to help analyze and understand the behavior of others. Jules is also hosting a Zoom Learning Roundtable on needs on Wednesday, October 20th - 7:00-8:30pm EST. https://www.chapmancommunities.org/
40 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
072 - How to handle being overwhelmed with a new school year starting
In this episode, Adam Salgat and Mike Desparrois discuss the nervousness and the feelings we have of our kids heading into two new realms of education. They also talk about acceptance versus agreement and how that applies to working with teachers in this busy time of year. Listen closely as they give examples of what they're going through and how they feel overwhelmed by everything going on. Then think about the things that you do when you feel overwhelmed and how you deal with all of those emotions. https://www.chapmancommunities.org/
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