169: David Yudis of Potential Selves discusses discussing Emotional Intelligence, Johari’s Window and Box Theory with us.

David Yudis Head Shot“Knowledge” sets us free. David Yudis of Potential Selves helps others to acquire knowledge. His consulting services have provided links between personal growth, employee engagement and business performance. Potential Selves, a leadership development consulting boutique delivers professional services to entrepreneurial through large organizations. The focus areas for these services include: C-suite and Senior Leader advising and executive coaching, organization effectiveness and leadership program design, development and delivery. David Yudis is a licensed clinical psychologist and MBA who spent 12 years with The Walt Disney Company leading their executive growth and development efforts.

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Fail fast to succeed faster

  • David discusses a project that he thought had been executed perfectly and when the end user started using the program they completely took it in their own direction.  At first, David felt that it was a total failure.  Ultimately he saw that he hadn’t let the client put their thumbprint on it and that was why they took it their own way.

Tell us something good

  • David tells us how he was working with a client who had an opportunity to take over the business he was working for.  The client was a driver and because of that he would often run people over emotionally and didn’t think anything of it.  By using Johari’s window with the client he was able to get the client to see that his actions weren’t always in alignment with the best interest of the company and ultimately to make the changes needed.

How do you support a Lawpreneur?

  • Executive Coaching and advising – helping move that person forward.
  • Organizational Transformation – Moving a business in to a new product or market space/play.
  • Leadership Development – Training for forward thinking and action from the bottom of an organization up.
  • Johari’s Window

Favorite Books:

  • What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful America’s most sought-after executive coach shows how to climb the last few rungs of the ladder. The corporate world is filled with executives, men and women who have worked hard for years to reach the upper levels of management. They’re intelligent, skilled, and even charismatic. But only a handful of them will ever reach the pinnacle — and as executive coach Marshall Goldsmith shows in this book, subtle nuances make all the difference.
  • Buy-In: Saving Your Good Idea from Getting Shot DownYou’ve got a good idea. You know it could make a crucial difference for you, your organization, your community. You present it to the group, but get confounding questions, inane comments, and verbal bullets in return. Before you know what’s happened, your idea is dead, shot down. You’re furious. Everyone has lost: Those who would have benefited from your proposal. You. Your company. Perhaps even the country. It doesn’t have to be this way, maintain John Kotter and Lorne Whitehead. In Buy-In, they reveal how to win the support your idea needs to deliver valuable results. The key? Understand the generic attack strategies that naysayers and obfuscators deploy time and time again. Then engage these adversaries with tactics tailored to each strategy. By “inviting in the lions” to critique your idea–and being prepared for them–you’ll capture busy people’s attention, help them grasp your proposal’s value, and secure their commitment to implementing the solution.

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