Sometimes in business, we get so busy we forget to share our goals. Sometimes we hoard information because if I know something you don’t know, it might make me more powerful. While there are times when, as a leader, it is inappropriate to share all information, there are many more times when it is appropriate to share information. And as a leader, you know information is power. A football coach doesn’t keep all the plays to himself, and wait to see if the quarterback guesses what play he is thinking…. ridiculous example, I know, but how many times in business do we think “I wish you would have just told me that from the very beginning”…because we end up wasting time and no one likes that feeling.
Some successful companies, sports teams, and even families use a “huddle up” technique to get on the same page. Some companies have a daily five-minute stand-up production meeting, where everyone understands the priorities of the day and can see how they are helping to create something bigger than themselves.
Our guest today, Von Daniel, is familiar with these techniques as the leader of Comedy Sportz Dallas, a leading improvisational troupe in North Texas. Before a show begins, we always warm up. This allows us to get out of our heads, shake off our day , and get into a playful state, where our creativity intuitively flows.
Von is CEO of ComedySportz Dallas. He has extensive experience managing in the DFW area, having successfully hired, trained, implemented processes and led business teams of varying skill levels. Von has extensive experience as a performer as a part of improvisational comedy in Dallas going back to 2001.
CEO Billingsley Consulting and Host of Coffee with Claire
Claire Billingsley’s journey to WBNTV has taken its direction through many paths, with several twists and turns. Clare has been a second grade teacher, an aerobics instructor, a disc jockey, a franchise director of training and vice president of franchise sales and operations, a radio talk show host, an ontological personal and professional life coach, an improvisational comedy performer, professional speaker, laughter yoga leader, and best-selling author. She uses her curiosity for learning and her insatiable quest for helping people to connect ideas and individuals together to enhance their dreams and aspirations.
Claire has been a helper from a young age, realizing that she wanted to teach school when she was about 7 years old. Through the years she volunteered her time in many service organizations, most recently being a mentor for nine years and previous Board Chair for the Professional Leadership Program at the University of North Texas Business College. Through every position she held in the corporate world, it has always been “people before paperwork.” Through every position she held in the corporate world, it has always been “people before paperwork.”
Claire’s passion for connecting people has led her to “Coffee with Claire”, where she combines all of the things that she loves: education, business, giving back to the community, and most importantly, HAVING FUN! Her mantra is ‘Follow the Fun’, and once you see her style of communication and interaction with her guests, you will understand how she incorporates her mantra into everything she does.
Tune in every Friday morning at 9 am CST to WBTVN, and see what everyone is talking about….there’s never a dull moment on “Coffee with Claire”!