Connecting with Coworkers, Jeffersonian Dinners, Respecting Coworkers, Ignoring the Bad Stuff, Prepping Cars for Winter, Zoe Empowers

Connecting with Coworkers, Jeffersonian Dinners, Respecting Coworkers, Ignoring the Bad Stuff, Prepping Cars for Winter, Zoe Empowers

The Lisa Show

  • Dec 27, 2019 3:00 pm
  • 1:38:44 mins

Connecting with Coworkers (0:00:00) Do you feel like you have friends at work? Do you feel comfortable connecting with your co-workers? There might be something missing in your work place if you aren’t. We’re naturally wired for connection, but in some office and workplace settings we forget this, letting work take the top priority while connection and joy take the back seat. So what can we do to foster connection with our co-workers? Here to talk us through it is Melanie Katzman, author of Connect First. Jeffersonian Dinners (0:15:38) Have you ever been invited to a Jeffersonian Dinner? Some of you might be nodding your head—while others may have no idea what I’m talking about. So, take a step back in time with us to Thomas Jefferson’s famous Monticello home in the green hills of Virginia, for a dinner party unlike any other. Joining us to tell us more about these unique parties and how you might go about hosting your own is Taylor Buonocore Guthrie, co-creator of Convers(ate) dinner cards and Jeffersonian Dinner host and facilitator. Respecting Coworkers (0:31:31) Dealing with difficult colleagues in the workplace can be challenging. It’s hard to continue putting forth your best effort when you feel unappreciated or put down. These types of problems need to be addressed so that everyone can continue to progress. Christine Porath is with us to tell us why a civil environment is necessary for a successful workplace. Christine is an author and a tenured professor at Georgetown University.  Ignoring the Bad Stuff (0:49:20) Another negative story about abuse is making headlines . . . You avoid it. You just DON’T WANT TO KNOW. People stop keeping up with the news because it’s so depressing, but former detective, Carol Jean Wilson, says, “The world is not perfect and people would rather ignore the deplorable side of society than talk about it...When we ignore it, the bad stuff doesn’t go away and the ‘I don’t want to know’ mindset creates feelings of shame for victims that had to experience it...We must work together to make it safe for anyone to speak up about abuse and the effects of it.”Carol Jean Wilson, former Lieutenant and Detective with over 15 years of experience in law enforcement, is author of the new book, Prove Them Wrong!, which details her story of triumph over tragedy. She has some great insight on what happens when we ignore “the bad stuff.”  Prepping Cars for Winter (1:04:29) Driving in the winter can either be a nightmare or no big deal at all, but it’s all up to you and how you prepare your car for the conditions. Jamie Deaton, the executive editor of U.S News Best Cars, joins us to share how we can be safe and prepared for driving in the snow. Zoe Empowers (1:20:44) Did you know that currently there are 385 million children living in extreme poverty according to the United Nations Children’s Fund? That suggests these children will live on charity for the rest of their lives. Zoe Empowers is seeking to end these statistics and give them a way out by creating a 3-year community based, indigenous-led program empowering orphans and children in extreme poverty to be self-sufficient in every area of life. The CEO of Zoe Empowers, Reverend Gaston Warner, joins us to discuss this program.