Embracing Uncertainty with Jennifer J. Fondrevay
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“You need to be smart about where you're putting your energy.” – Jennifer J. Fondrevay In this episode, host Ana Melikian interviews Jennifer J. Fondrevay, the founder of Day1 Ready™ and a C-Suite survivor of three multi-billion dollar acquisitions. Jennifer outlines her framework, the ‘TEA' approach (Talent, Effort, Attitude), to embrace uncertainty in business and life. They discuss the importance of drawing upon unique talents, directing effort wisely, and adopting an appropriate attitude. Ana emphasizes the need for mental fitness, and Jennifer reinforces how crucial it is to identify what one can control in uncertain environments. Jennifer also touches on her book and her popular TEDx talk. Let's dive in! This week on The Mindset Zone: * [00:00] Introduction and Personal Struggles with Burnout * [00:42] Meet the Host: Ana Melikian * [01:24] Introducing Special Guest: Jennifer Fondrevay * [02:53] Jennifer's Expertise: Embracing Uncertainty * [03:18] Jennifer's Journey: From Certainty to Uncertainty * [05:02] The Role of Control in Embracing Uncertainty * [05:57] Jennifer's TEA Framework: Talent, Effort, Attitude * [06:54] The Importance of Data and Information * [08:02] The Human Factor in Business Transformation * [09:05] The Power of Choosing Our Response * [09:51] Learning from Mistakes: Jennifer's Personal Experience * [11:48] The TEA Framework in Detail: Talent * [16:48] The TEA Framework in Detail: Effort * [25:03] The TEA Framework in Detail: Attitude * [31:40] Conclusion and Contact Information Meet the Guest: Jennifer J Fondrevay is the Founder of Day1 Ready™, a consultancy that advises forward-thinking business leaders, owners, and C-Suite executives on how to prepare for the human capital challenges of M&A. As a Fortune 500 C-Suite “survivor” of three multi-billion-dollar acquisitions, Jennifer has been on all sides of the deal equation. She saw countless growth strategies fail due to a workforce that couldn’t pivot and adapt as quickly as leadership anticipated. When her Harvard Business Review (HBR) article, “After a Merger, Don’t Let “Us vs. Them” Thinking Ruin the Company” went viral, Jennifer recognized the power and interest in a human-centric approach to business transformation, where employees are at the heart of the change. She shares her expertise as a contributor to: Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Thrive Global, American Marketing Association, Middle Market Growth; and as a frequent podcast guest and keynote speaker for HR conferences, associations, and Fortune 500 companies. Connect with: WEBSITE: https://jenniferjfondrevay.com/ LINKEDIN: a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-fondrevay/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noo...
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