Unleashing Leadership: Unlocking Greatness and Embracing Change

Team Interview - Pause Moments

December 12, 2023 Travis Maus Season 3 Episode 82
Unleashing Leadership: Unlocking Greatness and Embracing Change
Team Interview - Pause Moments
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Pull up a chair as we sit down with our brilliant team members, Emmy and Mae, as they share their unique application and interpretation of the impactful book, "Surrounded by Idiots". They take us on a journey of self-enlightenment and highlight how the awareness of different personalities can enrich our personal and professional interactions. Imagine the potential of a world where we truly understand each other, where every conversation, every interaction, is rooted in a deep understanding and respect for the individuality of others. Emmy and Mae open the door to this potential, sharing their personal experiences, laughter, and even a few tears along the way.

Beyond personal growth, we also delve into the essential topic of workplace dynamics, discussing the many ways understanding and awareness can transform our professional environment. Through shared stories and practical examples, we explore how reactions and interactions among colleagues can be shaped. 

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Speaker 1:

This is Unleashing Leadership and I'm your host, travis Moss, and you are listening to a special team interview with some amazing women, emmy and May. We are going to be diving into their actual real life experience with some of the lessons learned from Surrounded by Idiots, how they've applied them, what they've learned. There are 13 episodes in all. I know 13 is a lot, right? 13 entire days of listening to takeaways on Surrounded by Idiots, but there were 13 unique and complete thoughts about what you can do to use this information in your life to better your client experience, to better your employee experience, to better your business experience, to better your own experience. We didn't want to waste any of them. So there's 13 straight from the heart, life changing takeaways with lots of laughs and even some tears.

Speaker 1:

Emmy and May are some of my team members at Seed Planning Group and you can get a face with a name and more information about them from seedpgcom that's S-E-E-D-P-Gcom, and I want to encourage you to go there and look them up, because if they say something special or something that touches your life or leaves an impression to you, or you have a question about some of the things that they've mentioned because again they're living this they deserve to know how special they are. Let them know so, without further ado, please enjoy.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I think that as I was going through this particular series, I was thinking about you know, with communication, somebody talks, somebody listens. The person who listens is then going to respond, and the person who was talking in the first place is now going to react. And having a perspective of who you are and how you're likely to respond and how the people you're talking to are likely to respond, I think is one of the magical parts about this book, because it lets you stop getting mad at people, or people stop getting mad at you just for being who you are. It doesn't mean that we can't work on getting better, because we should all improve the way that we're doing things, but At least it gives you a way to understand why people are coming off the way that they are. And Then we have may are yellow, are very serious yellow. I don't know if those two things go together still serious, in case you guys were wondering faces very serious.

Speaker 2:

Well, air traffic controllers, that's a very serious job. You can't be laughing.

Speaker 3:

You imagine if. I actually had that job. Yeah, no one's flying today.

Speaker 2:

So so may talk to us lessons with this book, kind of what would you like to talk about?

Speaker 1:

What's, what's what's fun about this to you?

Speaker 3:

I. So for me, I think the biggest thing that I valued about this book altogether is Just the general concept of we're trying to understand each other. I think so many times in life we are so self-focused that we forget to actually invest into ourselves and then Be able to affect other people by that. So I think just the basis of there are differences, there are things to understand about different people, and there are ways that you can Act differently to bring the better out in people. So that for me was just I mean, I'm all I'm about people. So for me, if I can in any way dive into something that's going to give me more wisdom, more understanding, sign me up, I'm there.

Speaker 2:

So I think that that's interesting. I have you ever had somebody that you've talked to that was like that? You get frustrated with right, they say something wrong, or you take something wrong, or you say something and they take a wrong and they go and you just said like well, it's because of what you said, and they're like but I didn't mean what I said, I meant it like this and you're like but that's how I heard it and they're like Well, I have to talk to you the way you want to be talked to yeah and that's what I like about this book, because it stops it for a second and it says to me it says two things.

Speaker 2:

It's like number one Well, yeah, I want to get talked to like I want to be talked to because that's how I see the world. But number two If you learn some of the, if you have some of the awareness, I think that this, this book, brings to the forefront and if and if more, even better yet, the people you're communicating with have Read this book. It's a little bit easier to say you know I'm a red, you know I'm gonna react to this, right, and you don't necessarily say it like that, but it's. It's a lot easier to say that person's a red if I approach it like this and they start to respond a certain way, I need to back up and come back later on, because they're not in a situation where they can. They can properly, you know, accept this information coming in. Or it might be something like I'm trying to Talk to this person and they're responding and it seems like they're mad when they're responding and it's like no, that's, you know, like a red personality, and they're just very intense and they're in the middle of something there's, there's absolutely no feeling at all and it's just the way that the response is coming by. Or you could flip it and say, like a blue, like I just told you, like all this stuff that's going on in my life, and like you didn't even say anything, what's wrong with you? And it's like you know you got to understand who you're talking to and the fact that that's that's not how they process it. You know emotions and stuff. So they're they're not able to respond to you in the way you want to be responded to you, because they're not like you and maybe they haven't developed the skill set to be able to kind of round those sharp edges. And that's what I think. I'm on the same page of you.

Speaker 2:

What I love about this is it helps us actually Talk to each other. Because if it let's say you're doing something goofy, I'll go be like mays being yellow, a little bit too much yellow. We need to dial back the yellow a little bit, right, um. Or if it like I was gonna, let's say that I was gonna say hey, may well, you run this project. You're like that's awesome. What do I need to do it? I'm like you know, you have to pull out this spreadsheet and you have to go through. You have to find every number in the 10,000 lines of numbers. That doesn't look right. You'd be like. I'm not the one Think that's a nice way to put it right, that's cuz you're yellow, I mean. What would you say you'd be like? So I think the communication is just and that's that's what I would like to see more to. I'd like to see more of Um, because we read books, right, and we're like OK, these are neat novel ideas or topics, but you need to take in any like, make it part of your life, to make it work right.

Speaker 2:

And so have you noticed at all any of your colleagues or any of coworkers like where are we on your barometer of awareness with this book? Where do you think we are? What could we do to get better with it? It's kind of like doing a book report. I got you, mae.

Speaker 3:

Uh, as a whole, yeah, why not? Yeah, yeah, you don't got to call anybody.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I know, like I know I'm perfect.

Speaker 1:

I don't want you to talk about me.

Speaker 3:

We're not doing that. No, I think as a whole we have such a perfect mix of dynamics as far as the different colors and the way that each one of them affects the other. I think that sometimes in busyness we get caught up on that self-focused side and we lose the intention portion of staying engaged and staying connected within that understanding. And so sometimes you'll find yourselves in either working on a project with something or having a side conversation where work is happening and life is rolling and you have to have that pause, moment of hey, remember that understanding, remember those rooted things about people that when we are operating from that it's successful and we actually are able to nurture the health side of one another and not so much push those buttons of the unhealth and what makes it difficult to interact with each other. And so things you do and we can share them and they can be great become examples of things we began when we were in theδΊ’ сюТ pain community.

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