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Episode 98: How to Create Environments for Growth and High Performance

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In this episode of The Corelink Solution, I discuss the importance of creating an environment for change and high performance. We’ll explore how faith, arts, and education play a crucial role in fostering personal growth and rejuvenation.

Embracing Change as Leaders

The first thing I emphasized in the podcast was the importance of accepting and driving change as leaders. Change is inevitable, and as leaders, we need to not only accept it but also drive it. This is where the acronym “FAVE” (faith, arts, vocation, and education) comes into play.

Faith: The Foundation of Personal Growth

The first aspect of FAVE is faith. I referenced a scripture from 2 Corinthians that talks about the inward man being renewed day by day. This scripture beautifully encapsulates the idea of personal growth and rejuvenation. It reminds us of the biblical stories of individuals going through transitions and emphasizes the need to be open to change.

Art: A Catalyst for Change

Next, we moved on to the topic of art. While the art world is vast and diverse, I focused on a specific example to illustrate how change and high performance can be fostered. I mentioned a song released by Ja Cash and Chille Baby called “Who Dat?” and how they created a challenge around it. This example underscores the importance of encouraging and recognizing artists. It not only builds confidence but also reinforces community participation and inspires people during tough times.

Education: The Key to Personal Growth

The third aspect of FAVE is education. I discussed its significance in personal growth and shared some concerning data on K-12 education during the pandemic, specifically the rise in student absences. I expressed my concern about the habit of being absent from school that may have formed during the pandemic.

Reflecting on my childhood, I remembered how my mother didn’t let me form habits of staying home when I didn’t feel like going to school. She emphasized the importance of pushing through and doing things we don’t feel like doing, as it helps us grow and learn. I also mentioned an article that discusses how the pandemic has made children more comfortable and inclined to stay home. However, it’s crucial to restore the habit of going to school even when it’s not convenient.

Creating a Positive and Energized Environment

I also shared a personal story about starting a new job and noticing the difference in the environment compared to the places I had interviewed. I emphasized the importance of creating a positive and energized environment for teams. I shared how I made changes to the physical space and implemented a daily success thought to improve collaboration and performance.

Conclusion: Fostering Growth, Perseverance, and High Performance

In conclusion, the podcast episode emphasized the significance of creating an environment that fosters growth, perseverance, and high performance, both in personal and professional settings. I encourage you all to share your takeaways and ask questions. You can connect and engage with me through the podcast website and social media channels.

Remember, change is inevitable, but how we respond to it defines our growth and success. Let’s embrace change and strive for high performance in all aspects of our lives.

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The Why [00:00:00] Why we need to create an environment for change and high performance and why we need for leaders to accept and drive change.

Faith: Renewal and Transition [00:02:21] Discussion about the concept of renewal in faith and shares examples of biblical characters experiencing transitions in their lives.

Art: Encouragement and Boosting Performance [00:05:27] An example of how a music challenge created an environment for change and high performance by encouraging participants and boosting their confidence.

The habit of going to school [00:12:53] Discusses the importance of forming the habit of going to school even when you don’t feel like it.

Creating a high-performance environment [00:15:47] Shares a personal story about creating a positive and energizing work environment and the impact it had on team performance.

Making the environment more pleasant [00:19:31] Emphasizes the importance of making the physical environment more pleasant and comfortable for people to improve collaboration and performance.

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