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UrStoria - Episode 2 - Lessons From a Lifeline

Urstoria - It's Your Story - Tell it!

Release Date: 11/27/2016

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Urstoria - It's Your Story - Tell it!

Jenn Wegrzyn hosts UrStoria - a podcast that uses story to connect, entertain and inform...Gut instinct vs Over-analysis - how much analysis is too much?  When do we need to be confident in our gut instinct and move forward? When do we need to do more analysis? We tackle all these scenarios and more with guest Dean McAlister.

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Urstoria - It's Your Story - Tell it!

In this episode, the choice is simple, we can reinvent or we can atrophy…which do you choose? Dean McAlister discusses why, if Professional Development is so important and can be linked to higher profit margins, does it get swept under the rug for more pressing priorities? We speak about looking at leadership and development with the lens of “who” we want to be and not “what” we want to be.

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We spend a lot of energy trying to avoid it, prevent it, but, despite our best intentions - we are confronted with failure.  What do you do next?  What is your attitude toward failure? This episode we explore Failure and learn to look forward to the learnings gained from failure.

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UrStoria Listeners!  Dean McAlister joins us to discuss hiring raw talent vs hiring for pre-existing skill sets and what are the ramifications of each.  Dean talks about what is required of a leader when hiring raw talent and ways to recognize raw talent that has development potential in an organization.  A must for anyone that is in the position of hiring!

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It's UrStoria-Tell It! Spencer Holt, PhD joins us to speak about Professional Development Plans. We tackle Professional Development Plans, how plans are changing with the economy and technology and how we develop to gain skill and experience rather than title - a modern spin on professional development. Spencer also touches on Leadership Development and Personal Branding. You'll love the content and passion that Spencer brings to the discussion!

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It's UrStoria - Tell It!   We are joined today by Chris as he details his personal journey coming out as a gay man in the late 1990's.  Although surrounded with support, he still struggled with coming to terms, coming to be, coming out and balancing his faith in the process.    

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It's UrStoria - Tell It! Dean McAlister joins us again on UrStoria to speak about Followership. Is anyone following you?  

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It's your story - tell It! I'm your host and storytelling enabler - Jenn Wegrzyn.  Carol Styliades joins us on UrStoria today to tell us her TRUE love story. If you've ever wondered, "Will I ever find love?" or "Am I settling?" or "How will I know?" - this is the podcast for you. If you have a story you feel others might want to hear, Connect through Story on the show website www.urstoria.com.  

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It's your story - Tell It! Dean McAlister joins us on UrStoria today to speak about change. It's inevitable, it's not always welcome, but, how do we get through it?  Dean shares with us his own story of dealing with a major life change and details how he navigated through it.  Some quotes from our discussion include when Dean discusses our reaction to change - "Are you a thermostat or a thermometer?" and when he likens unexpected change to a "shock paddle that can ultimately be the greatest gift".  Hopefully this conversation will have you looking at change differently...

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It's UrStoria - Tell It!  Tom Mebert joins us on UrStoria today to speak about authenticity in life and work.  Tom shares with us moments of authenticity throughout his life that have helped him enjoy the journey.  He's a husband, a father, a manager, an employee, a golfer and a self-proclaimed "Word Nerd".  "Be the person you say you are" is a quote that stands out from this podcast..as well as "accolades don't buy diapers"... Tom leaves us with ways to be more authentic in our relationships and teaches us to have fun in the process.  Show notes and links are are...

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Leadership is the theme of UrStoria for this episode.  Dean McAlister is our guest and he takes us through stories of success, self-awareness and personal growth.  Dean's leadership through story is a great example of how storytelling can deepen connections and create impact.  Grab yourself a coffee and enjoy Dean's story "Lessons From a Lifeline".

Dean McAlister's LinkedIn Profile:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/dean-mcalister-231b2414

If you too have a Leadership story you would like to share with the UrStoria Podcasters, please contact me at www.urstoria.com.

It's UrStoria - Tell it!