Emotionally clear, Jodi Standke, founder and CEO of Talon Performance Group and Legal Liaisons, Ltd., explains how she innovated while on the edge of a market fall out. She has strategies that could help you navigate financially and otherwise when the bottom drops out and you need to move quickly to keep the business viable. Download Episode (right click or tap to download)
Big picture and short-term revenue based action is just one of the strategies working for Jodi. Our third mentoring conversation is packed with resilience and brilliance. What are the skills, attitude, and actions she takes to survive? How is she going to thrive? Oooh, our inquiring minds want to know. Tune in. (Jodi is in a WeMentor E.L.M. LAB. To find out if it is time for you to join a LAB, and you live in the Twin Cities, May 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., is an informational meeting.
Jodi L. Standke. Jodi is CEO of Talon Performance Group and Legal Liaisons, Ltd. She also owns Talon Business Center in St. Louis Park. In 1999, she founded Legal Liaisons, Ltd., a successful, full-service executive search firm for the legal industry. To meet the evolving needs of her legal industry clients, she transformed the business from recruitment into a comprehensive talent management firm: Talon Performance Group.
Talon Performance Group is a national leader in legal talent management. Talon was the first legal talent management company to recognize that law firms and corporate legal departments need more than good talent options to compete. Talon knew they needed resilient leadership, rainmaker training, competency modeling, incisive hiring, emotional intelligence assessments, enhanced teamwork, higher retention, outsourcing flexibility – and good talent.
Today, Jodi helps clients gain a competitive edge by aligning their legal talent with the organization’s distinct culture. She focuses on helping legal professionals make solid career decisions and transitions, and assists law firms and departments with selecting, developing and retaining talent. Hundreds of clients across the country rely on Jodi’s expertise. As a trusted partner, Jodi helps law firms and legal departments develop a cohesive approach to selection, development and retention, which directly impacts their bottom line and is vital to their success. Jodi frequently publishes articles and presents seminars and keynote addresses. www.talonperformancegroup.com
- Answer the following questions after listening:
- Make a list of your accomplishments. Take a more expansive view of your career. View your career as your lifework. See the lifework definition below. What are the other interests you have that you would like to explore during this next phase of your life?
- What are the tips you heard from Jodi that you will implement?
- What, if anything, surprised you about Jodi’s advice?
- How do you take care of yourself?
- When you get off track, how do you get back on track? In what time frame? What is the impetus or push that gets you back on track? Is it a crisis?
Mentoring Conversation Resources
- Lifework refers to all activities throughout your lifetime, which enhance your own life and the lives of others. The term lifework is used rather than career, because it is broader and more holistic. Jobs or careers, or business ventures can end, but the need to continue to grow, develop, and express yourself continues. Lifework better represents the collective experiences we have over a lifetime that make us who we are.
- A few years ago, the University of Minnesota, College of Continuing Education, alumni website stated: Few jobs or careers can encompass all of what constitutes who we are. And, what provides meaning and satisfaction can change over time, as our life circumstances and responsibilities evolve, necessitating changes or, adjustments in our lifework activities. Lifework planning is the process, repeated several times over a lifetime, by which an individual assesses, explores, plans, and decides about his or her lifework.
- Jodi is on the Dual Innovation Journey of reinventing herself while redesigning her business. That is why she joined one of my WeMentor Entrepreneurial Leadership and Mentoring LABS. She has focused this year on doing revolutionary work while she keeps running her businesses.
- Do something great for yourself and your business. Get involved! Connect with me.
- This is off topic. I am including The New York Times link below to feature a clever plea to our President on Mothers Day to take care of Mother Earth. https://www.keepmotherearthhappy.com/
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