Espresso with Melissa

Espresso with Melissa

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By Melissa K Jones
Quick insights on leadership for team members, middle-management, and startup founders. Perfect for a morning or afternoon break.

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Why do managers pass on great ideas?
Q: Why do managers pass on great ideas? A: There are several reason why they may pass on your idea. Delivery of idea (How was it sold? Who does it benefit?) Timing of idea Resources required for idea There are many variables which contribute to passing on an idea. It doesn’t mean that it wasn’t good. If you believe in the idea then ask your manager why they passed. It is an opportunity to learn how to better present your idea at a later date. Also ask your peers what they liked or didn’t like about the idea. It gives you additional insight to things you may have overlooked in your presentation. Many times when someone passes on an idea there are circumstances behind the scenes that impact their decision. Your job is to find how the idea can benefit them, what objections will be faced but can be overcome, and when it will benefit them most. Have a question you would like to submit? Visit: www.littleblackdesksociety.com/contact/  
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March 29, 2019
Why do more people follow than lead?
Q: Why do more people follow than lead? A: Many people who choose to follow don’t want the responsibility that comes with leadership. As a leader the buck stops with you regardless of the outcome. Being wrong or failing is scary for many people. Thus it is easier for them to follow and to let someone else make the decisions. Have a question you would like to submit? Visit: www.littleblackdesksociety.com/contact/ 
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March 29, 2019
Why does fear of change outweigh pain of change?
Q: Why does fear of change often times outweigh the pain of change? A: It’s the fear of the unknown. Fear holds you still and places you as a victim. To break free know you have to be in charge of how you respond. Identify all the different scenarios and how you would respond to each one. Many times when we start thinking through situations and the steps to how we would respond it changes us from victim to circumstances to victor by choice. Until the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change, most people will stay where they are because of the fear of change. Have a question you would like to submit? Visit: www.littleblackdesksociety.com/contact/  
01:44
March 29, 2019
Do you need to be confident to be a leader?
Q: Do you need to be confident to be a great leader? A: Yes. If you don’t believe in yourself and what you are doing, then why would others. Confidence comes with experience. What do you want to be known for? Study your craft and practice it consistently. The more you do that the more confident you will be in your craft. When you are confident it is easier to show others the way and answer their questions. Leaders are guides who’ve been there before. Have a question you would like to submit? Visit: www.littleblackdesksociety.com/contact/ 
01:27
March 29, 2019
Why Leadership Matters in Small Business
Why leadership matters as a small business owner and the impact it has on clients, peers, and teams. For more information on Little Black Desk Society visit: www.littleblackdesksociety.com © 2019 Little Black Desk Society 
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February 9, 2019
Mastermind Experience ft. Steph of FoodCoachMe
Steph has been a Mastermind member since 2017. Today she shares the impact her experience has on her growth as an entrepreneur. 1:12 Why Steph was looking for a Mastermind 2:08 Business challenges Steph was facing 3:31 What persuaded her to join 5:49 How it has helped her business 9:40 Mastermind resources 11:50 Intention behind Mastermind resources 12:53 What could have happened 15:25 Social connection 17:10 Role of facilitator 20:22 Strong relationships within Mastermind 20:55 Trust within Mastermind 22:20 Standalone feedback vs Let's work together to improve 23:00 Advice for future Mastermind members For more information on Little Black Desk Society visit: http://www.littleblackdesksociety.com/masterminds/ © 2018 Little Black Desk Society
26:34
November 18, 2018
Mastermind Experience ft. Karina Mora
Karina has been a Mastermind member since 2015. Today she shares the impact her experience has on her growth as an entrepreneur and photographer. 1:12 Why a Mastermind? 2:28 What factored into your decision? 4:44 Impact of strong relationships 6:51 How the Mastermind has impacted her business 8:19 What holds people back from asking questions 10:20 What contributes to feeling safe to ask questions 10:53 The structure of the meetings 12:11 How her business has evolved 13:18 Why she has stayed in the Mastermind for 3 years 15:20 The impact of the Mastermind process and tools on her growth 17:15 Goal tracking charts 20:44 Advice for future Mastermind members For more information on Little Black Desk Society visit: http://www.littleblackdesksociety.com/masterminds/ © 2018 Little Black Desk Society
24:18
November 18, 2018
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