Apr

21

TEE 072: Choices with Rick Townsend

Rick Townsend

What choices have you made that you would make again? What choices would you not make? In episode 72 of The Executive Edge podcast Rick Townsend share’s how his motivation for the choices he has made has come from wanting to give back.

Rick Townsend’s career in education spans over two decades. During this time, he has served as a teacher, coach, career-technology supervisor, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent, and acting superintendent. His career includes working with all levels pre-kindergarten through twelfth, rural to suburban, and economically disadvantaged to wealthier systems around the State of Georgia. He is in his seventh year at the Golden Isles College & Career Academy.

Dr. Townsend is a graduate of Reinhardt College, the University of Georgia, and the State University of West Georgia. He completed requirements for a Doctor of Education in School Improvement from the State University of West Georgia in 2011.

Dr. Townsend is a member of many professional organizations. He was recently selected to serve on the Ford Next Generation Learning National Council. Dr. Townsend was also selected previously for the Georgia Leadership Academy’s Institute for New Leaders and the Superintendents Professional Development Program, a two-year executive level program. He has also participated in the Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement, the Georgia School Superintendents Association Human Resources Institute and was inducted into the Phi Delta Kappa educational honor society.

Dr. Townsend has been active in many community and philanthropic organizations, which include Kiwanis, Lions Club, and United Way. Recently, he was selected to attend the Kiwanis International Convention in Toronto, Canada as a voting delegate and is immediate past-president for Brunswick Kiwanis Club.

He lives on St Simons Island with his wife Carolyn, and their three daughters, Haley, Emily and Molly.

Highlights from this episode:
- Joy of giving back
- Impact on the rising generation
- Making a career choice for the future
- Establish a network to accomplish your goals
- Seeking how to build relationships
- Stay true to your values
- Don’t be afraid of different views
- Be confident in all you do
- Evaluating who should be on your team
- Keep your options open

Tips:
1. Mix your passion with profitability
2. Evaluate your options
3. Enjoy your daily tasks

To connect with Rick, go to LinkedIn or www.GICA.us.

Crossroads occur during our journey. Being able to anticipate the outcome of our choices is a skill. Others can influence and guide us through those crossroads. We are not alone and don’t have to be. If I can assist you in that process, please email me at Linda@lhyatesconsulting.com.

Thank you for listening to The Executive Edge podcast! Please leave a question so we can address it on the podcast so you can uncover, realize and accomplish your potential!

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly-sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of Beyond the Clothes, and the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!

Apr

15

TEE 073: HR Trends

SHRM Jacksonville Conf

From the street:

This episode of The Executive Edge is a series of interviews with Human Resource professionals. I had the opportunity to attend the Society of Human Resource Management “SHRM” Jacksonville, Florida chapter 9th Annual conference and asked them what HR trends they are seeing today.

A special thank you to Natasha Slaughter for the opportunity!

Thank you for listening to The Executive Edge podcast! Please leave a question so we can address it on the podcast so you can uncover, realize and accomplish your potential!

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly-sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of Beyond the Clothes, and the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!

Mar

30

Set a Timer

If your day is like mine then you may feel like there are not enough hours in the day to do all that you want to do. One of the most effective time management tips that I have implemented is to set a timer. By setting a timer I am more disciplined and strategic in what I accomplish. Set a timer whenever you go online to assist you in keeping focused rather than getting distracted and wasting time.

We have so many technology tools at our fingertips but sometimes let events take over and manage our lives rather than ourselves managing our events. Set a timer for each activity throughout the day and you will see your profitability increase.

You can always add to the time after the timer goes off if you need it. You always have choices that are yours to make. Time management is just a bell away!

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly-sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of Beyond the Clothes and the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!

Feb

23

Good Night’s Rest

Do you have a hard time waking up? How many times do you hit the snooze button? Linda Yates, The Image Energizer, shares four tips on how to get a good night’s rest so you can realize your potential.

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of Beyond the Clothes and the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!

Jul

2

True Joy

True Joy

Where do you find the most joy? What is joy to you? I am not referring to happiness. Happiness is a piece of joy. True joy typically involves another person besides us. Because of our inherent need to feel accepted, we need to have positive relationships with others.

You have probably heard it said that you have to give in order to get. But what about the principle of just giving, (what I will refer to in this article as charity)? What is charity? Do you know others that possess charity? What makes you drawn to that person? Let’s explore these questions, and through that exploration be able to find the secret to charity.

In Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary charity is described as the following: benevolent goodwill toward or love of humanity. The alternate description is: lenient judgment of others. Supreme charity is not an act but a condition or state of being.

Now that we have defined charity there are probably individuals that come to your mind. This state of being helps you endures all things. It is not easily provoked and it is patient. By exemplifying this trait we will attract goodness and prosperity into our lives. Let me share an example of one of the individuals in my life that continues to be someone that carries this enduring trait.

Her name is Anita. She was raised in a small town out west and grew up in a small family. She probably became a charitable person due, in large part, to the example of her mother. Anita has always given individuals the benefit of the doubt in her dealings with them. She has been patient when those closest to her have disappointed her. She has opened her home to strangers from different lands when it wasn’t convenient for her to do so.

She thrived professionally because she understood that her co-workers were human and that love and patience will make us all successful in the end. Because of her charitable nature, she attracted others to her. We all like to do business with people we like and who we feel truly likes us. Lastly, she has shared her mental, physical, emotional and financial resources to help others through their time of need or to help them achieve their goals.

I have seen Anita forgive others that have used or abused her, and in return she has loved and cared for them in very personal ways. I am grateful to have her as someone I can look to as an example. We all need these individuals in our lives. They give us hope, and teach us that goodness is within all of us.

By being charitable we purge ourselves of selfishness. I believe by ridding ourselves of selfishness, we are able to be more open to what life has to offer us and the opportunities that are there to capitalize and experience joy. If we are closed and don’t give, we limit our potential to achieve our goals and reach the success we dream of. With this trait we are able to expand our network.

It has been stated that successful individuals are “go givers.” They look for opportunities to give of themselves and their resources. They understand that true joy comes in giving. Why do the holidays bring out the best in everyone? Some would argue that they have become so commercialized, but I would argue that in the end people feel good because they are losing themselves in the thoughts and actions of serving others.

Charity is not the trait of someone who lets themselves be walked on or taken advantage of. Some people probably would associate charity as being weak. I disagree. It takes a strong individual who can find the good in every experience in life and the lesson to be learned.

In business, the opportunity to show charity can have long lasting effects and implications. How could you show more charity in your work? First, outline what is acceptable and not acceptable behavior for dealing with all groups such as clients, partners and employees. By developing a code and enforcing it, those who experience your entity will discover that you say what you mean and mean what you say.

By being involved in the community and providing goodwill you will attract more business and true joy in your professional life. Those organizations and individuals that understand the timeless principle that giving is better than receiving are open to change and have the ability to maneuver through trials or upsets.

Giving is one of the ways that we can breathe confidence into our organizational lives. Even as an individual we reap the benefits of giving. I have personally found that when I give, the joys, and often time’s tangible rewards, are tenfold. Being known as a “go giver” will open doors and improve your results in all you attempt to do. True joy is when we lose ourselves in the service of others.