Cultivating a Personal Growth Lifestyle, with Deborah Jackson and Rich Lyons

Episode Summary:
In this week’s episode of Flourishing Together, Junto founder Raman Chadha has engaging conversations about personal growth and development with both Deborah Jackson, CEO of Arrow Payments and a Junto alumna, and also Rich Lyons, CEO & President of Lyons CG, A Capgemini Company, and longtime JuntoMentor.

Full Show Notes:
In this first regular episode of Flourishing Together, Junto founder Raman Chadha has engaging conversations with two members of the JuntoTribe: the first with Deborah Jackson, Founder and CEO of Arrow Payments and a Junto alumnus. And a second conversation with Rich Lyons, CEO & President of Lyons Consulting Group, A Capgemini Company, and also a longtime Mentor with the Junto Institute.

Listen how both Deborah and Rich practice personal growth and development on a daily basis, as well as Raman’s closing reflections inspired by these conversations.

  • [00:58] Conversation with Junto alumna Deborah Jackson, Founder and CEO of Arrow Payments

    • [02:46] First recollection of leadership

    • [04:16] Overall philosophy on personal growth & development

    • [06:59] Source of desire to learn

    • [07:44] What’s driving the focus on growth & development

    • [10:47] Experience with JuntoWomen

    • [12:39] View on male leadership

    • [14:43] What it means to be respectful

    • [18:54] Bringing personal growth practice home

    • [21:58] Closing with a round of appreciations  

  • [24:03] Conversation with Junto mentor Rich Lyons, CEO & President of Lyons CG, A Capgemini Company

    • [26:35] First recollection of leadership

    • [30:17] Reflection on who you were 20 years ago versus today

    • [39:07] How having daughters impacts views on manhood and the feminine

    • [40:50] Daily practice of personal growth skills

    • [48:40] Coaching and mentoring others

    • [52:41] Self-directed investment in personal growth

    • [56:26] Current leadership challenges

    • [59:38] Closing with a round of appreciations

  • [1:01:30] Raman’s closing reflections

Junto runs a structured, designed Apprenticeship Program that is built on deep mentorship, emotional intelligence training, and teams learning together. Originating in 2012 in Chicago, IL, over 30 companies have graduated from Junto’s Apprenticeship program.

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