Quality Information is Not Dependent on Your Opinion
October 26, 2022
BONUS EXTENDED SUPER DUPER AWESOME EPISODE
Taking a step away from the 22-25 minute format, the No More Leadership BS podcasters fully utilized our time with Devin Weeks. Devin is a reporter and photojournalist for The Coeur d'Alene Press. The episode does discuss journalism and also makes the clear connection into leadership.
Think about a time you had to give your boss bad news. Not like, "Jeff is late again," or "Jeff can't find the meeting link," or "I'm not saying Sam didn't eat all of the monster cookies but there's no more and the container is in the trash." Bad news like not making numbers for the quarter or bad news like losing a portion of the market. Bad news that is objectively not good AND objectively accurate.
But your boss isn't having it. They argue and debate and deny and never really come to grips with the fact that things just went poorly.
To you, in your role, how important is it to have quality and accurate data? Would you tolerate anything less? As a leader, how do you react to bad news... frustration with the situation, or an attack on the facts?
Effective leaders want quality data, but not everyone in a leadership position is effective. Join is as we explore the importance of having good information and how to respond when the data, or the source, is contested by someone who will be acting on that information.
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Today's Guest -
Devin Weeks is a reporter and photojournalist for The Coeur d'Alene Press. She covers education, entertainment, community events, senior citizen and children's issues, Post Falls goings-on, paranormal stories, human interest features and anything that doesn't land on someone else's beat. Born and raised in Coeur d'Alene, Devin was brought up through the Coeur d'Alene School District and graduated from North Idaho College and Lewis-Clark State College Coeur d'Alene. She lives in Post Falls with her husband, Josh, and their three cats Poe, Apollo and Twinkie. Devin loves reading, hiking, camping, ghost hunting, the Fourth of July, Halloween, snuggling animals, copy editing, sun sitting, storm watching and a good (or really bad) play on words. You can reach out to Devin below 208-664-8176 x 1111 firstname.lastname@example.org https://twitter.com/DevinCDAPress
The rest of the gang:
Jeff Conroy - Organizational and Non-profit Expert, Motivational Speaker, Coach - Executive Leader | Difference Maker for nonprofits in strategic planning, operations, and fundraising and development. Owner/Founder of Conroy Leadership Consulting, LLC. Reach Jeff at jeff@ConroyleadershipConsulting.com or 208-215-6285
Geoff McLachlan - Motivational Speaker, Trainer and Coach, Bringing Fun Back Into the Workplace, Owner/Founder of Professionals At Play Reach Geoff directly at email@example.com or 509-869-4506
Myra Hall - Individual and Team Coaching, Midlife Mentoring- Helping you identify and overcome the things that keep you from loving your life. - Owner/Founder Waypoint Coaching Group Reach Myra at Myra@WaypointCoachingGrp.com or 765-623-9711
Dr. Sam Jennings II - Motivational Speaker, Trainer, and Coach - provides leadership coaching for decision-makers who want to improve workplace culture. 360 Clarity also provides diversity & inclusion, training, keynote speaking, and training workshops, Owner/Founder 360 Clarity firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-261-2117
Jeffrey Geier - Motivational Speaker, Trainer, and Coach - Helping You Win in Work & Life Owner/Founder of Phoenix Coaching LLC Reach Jeffrey at Jeff@PhoenixCoachingLLC.com or 509-553-9248