28 minutes | Feb 11th 2021

018: Jane Bozarth and Acting Upon Stewardship Opportunities

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives.

In Episode 18, Jane Bozarth encourages us to seriously consider opportunities, shares a leadership story about saying the right thing at the right time, and explains what being a practitioner means.

00:00 Prologue: Let’s Get Evidence-based!

Author and speaker Dr. Jane Bozarth has had a long career in the North Carolina state government. In Part 1, Jane shares a story about her role as the state's eLearning Coordinator. As the Director of Research for The Learning Guild, Jane shares evidence-based research related to talent development.

00:00 Part 1: The Writing Is on the Wall

In a previous episode, Judy Hale encourages us to watch for opportunities that may not be obvious. Likewise, Jane shares an insightful quotation about opportunities that is worth knowing.

00:00 Part 2: Calmness Can be Enlightening

As we act, we model what it means to lead and to be in management. We do so with our words, our appearance, our nonverbal gestures, and our emotions. Jane shares a story about how her manager responded to a project meltdown.

00:00 Part 3: Reflections and Defining ourselves as Practitioners

Jane heartens us to be reflective with our work and intellectualize their practices. Also, she encourages us to think of ourselves as practitioners and explains what being a practitioner means.

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Episode links

Jane’s LinkedIn Profile

Jane’s Twitter

Jane’s blog

The Learning Guild (with a free membership, you can access the monthly reports)

   The Learning Guild’s Research Library

   Research report: What Works, and What Doesn’t, in Diversity Training

Jane’s Amazon Author Page

A Sampling of Jane’s evidence-based books

   Better Than Bullet Points: Creating Engaging e-Learning with PowerPoint

   Social Media for Trainers

   Show Your Work

Gary DePaul's website

Gary's books:

What the Heck Is Leadership and Why Should I Care?

Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership

Background Music

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00:00 Theme music: Inspiring Uplifting Corporate by mixer_drummer

00:00 Backsliding by simming

00:00 Latin by TexasBrother

00:00 Upbeat Fun Piano Blues by pinkzebra

00:00 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia

Lead on!

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