Program 4 – The Impact of Commitment

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/4781188/height/75/width/600/theme/standard/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/forward/” height=”75″ width=”600″]We all grew up and learned lessons from our childhood. In fact we’re still learning lessons now (yet in both cases, the level of actual value varies).

Whatever we learned to survive, to create, to support, to be seen…or not directly relates to our definition of commitment. It directly impacts how we do commitment.

There are three facets to commitment that directly relate to business that we talk about on this program:

1. The definition of commitment;
2. Aesop’s fable The Crow and the Pitcher;
3. Commitment is a character strength.

Lead in Business Today: The Impact of CommitmentStarting the conversation…

  • When is the right time to keep the boundary of commitment?
  • When do we question our understanding of commitment?
  • Whatever we learned to survive, to create, to support, to be seen…or not directly relates to our definition of commitment. It directly impacts how we do commitment.

Host: Jessica Dewell

What you will hear:

Commitment is a mindset.

The definition of commitment: promise to do something, loyalty, and/or attitude.

What we expect of ourself and others comes from our personal experience.

Resistance can crop up when asked to commit.

The ways commitment problems show up and what we can do.

What does commitment mean to you? A barometer to check in.

Aesop’s Fable: The Crow and the Pitcher

Try something and wait to see results.

Bring in the 3 definitions of commitment into a single idea.

Approaches building skills.

Stick to the plan until information is available to evaluate.

Every action moves us toward or away from our goal.

Planning is part of having our commitment.

Regardless of skills and work style – having a common understanding of the goal to work from.

Level of commitment shows through in action and word.

Commitment is a character trait.

Find the story to find out what’s been tried and try something different.

Under promise and over deliver … has changed and is different today.

“The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment” – Tony Robins

Disconnect in priorities. Right project, wrong communication.

Additional skills that contribute to commitment: loyalty, courtesy, respect, approachability, coach-ability.

Notable & Quotable

Jessica Dewell: We experience positive feelings when we add value and actively contribute to something bigger than ourselves.

Jessica Dewell: Its in our unique experiences that give our perspectives on life.

Jessica Dewell: How we define commitment relates to how we show up.

Jessica Dewell: We know we can believe in someone when they do what they say they will.

Jessica Dewell: Is where we are going really where we want to end?

Jessica Dewell: Stick with it long enough to see a result.


Tags:  commitment, promise, loyalty, quality, attitude, work ethic, problem solving, perspective, tenacity, results, uncomfortable, unknown, evaluate, data, planning, prioritize, communication, shared meaning, common ground, imagination, challenge, questionability, loyalty, courtesy, respect, approachability, coach-ability


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