Stathis began by reading the first few paragraphs of the article, Thrive vs. Survive, and we then took turns going around the table until the entire article had been read aloud. Once we’d finished reading the article, we jumped into the following questions posed in the article… What do you need to survive?
Katelyn started by letting us know that the article is a bit lengthy, but the topic covers both how change is good for our personal and professional lives as well as 10 ways we can embrace change. She goes on to read the intro to the article and finishes by reading this powerful sentence, “Change is good for you, and it will help you figure out your strengths and weaknesses.”
This week, it was Stathis’ turn to lead the Personal Development Teaching Piece and he chose a podcast episode from Entrepreneurs on Fire by John Lee Dumas (AKA JLD) where he interviewed Brian Scudamore in an episode titled “How to Use Failure As Your Key to Success”. Feel free to take a moment to listen to the podcast episode before diving into our discussion below.
Each Monday, the Martin Sunday Lighting Design team has a team meeting, though we begin these meetings a little bit different than the average company team meeting. This week, it was Martin’s turn to led the Personal Development Teaching Piece and he chose an article found from Indeed.com’s Career Guide titled How to Manage Anger In the Workplace.
What sets our team apart is how we begin each team meeting. Instead of jumping right into the nitty-grittiness of the business, we start by centering ourselves, checking in with each other and learning something new that will benefit each team member’s personal growth.