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035: Sydney Savion: I need to break myself

//035: Sydney Savion: I need to break myself

035: Sydney Savion: I need to break myself

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Sydney Savion Show Notes

Considering herself an introvert by nature, Sydney Savion realized she needed to break her natural tendencies so she could build more relationships, faster. As an officer in the US Air Force it was expected that she socialize with other officers, but the corporate world required even higher level of social interaction to get results. Listen to Dr. Savion tell her story of how she got over the hump to move onward and upward faster.

Arising from her formative years as a farm girl living in one of the more serene and rustic communities on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay Virginia Sydney Savion’s appreciation toward surroundings and discovery are heightened.

Each day that she’d walk on her grandparent’s land she would never get bored with the scenic backdrop of nature. She feels there’s always something new to see and learn from nature, and from the meaning individuals attribute to a social or human problem.

Sydney Savion fulfilled a 21-year career in the US Air Force (active duty and reserves) in the fields of aerospace operations and joint plans and operations and honorably retired as a commissioned officer.

After retirement, Dr. Savion received a PhD in human and organizational learning at The George Washington University.

Her research focused on the social phenomenon of life course observations of transition that shape individual lives. Scholar, practitioner, author, speaker and ardent applied behavioral scientist all characterize Dr. Savion.

She is currently employed as the Global Learning Officer for Dell Global Support and Deployment Services where she is charged with shaping the global learning strategy and aligning learning solutions and the development of people with the business goals of the organization.

Dr. Savion also spends time as a mentor for the Career Transition Workshop outreach ministry providing instructional, informational, social and spiritual support to people during the transition from one job to the next — from one career to the next. 

Tweetable Quotes and Mentions

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“Have a conversation with any veteran that would like to have one.” -Sydney Savion Click to Tweet

“Focus on being excellent at everything you do.” -Sydney Savion Click to Tweet 

“People seem to be okay with doing the least they can do.” -Sydney Savion Click to Tweet 

“Hey, let’s give it all we’ve got.” -Sydney Savion Click to Tweet 

“Form relationships…you never know when you are going to need someone.” -Sydney Savion Click to Tweet 

“Show first what you can deliver so people have something to believe in.” -Sydney Savion Click to Tweet 

“Your words don’t mean anything until you can deliver on expectations.” -Sydney Savion Click to Tweet 

“Words and deeds are only separated by what’s delivered.” -Sydney Savion Click to Tweet 

“Always leave yourself with a way out.” -Sydney Savion Click to Tweet 

“Trust the wisdom of your gut instincts.” -Sydney Savion Click to Tweet 

“Most times, our senses are informed by more than just feelings.” -Sydney Savion Click to Tweet 

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Hump to Get Over

Sydney Savion considers herself to be an introvert by nature. But she needed to break her natural tendencies so she could build more relationships, faster. When she was an officer in the US Air Force it was expected that she socialize with other officers, but now being in the corporate world she is required to socially interact at an even higher degree to get results. Listen to Dr. Savion tell her story of how she got over the hump so you can move onward and upward faster.

Advice for others

Have a conversation with any veteran that would like to have one.

Holding her back from being an even better leader

Managing my time better.

Best Leadership Advice Received

Always leave yourself with a way out.

Secret to Success

Appreciation and accountability

Best Resources in business or Life

Appreciation and accountability (as a mental tool)

Recommended Reading

A Message to Garcia: And Other Essential Writings on Success

Contacting Sydney

Website: http://drsydneysavion.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/dr-sydney-savion/7/414/baa

Twitter: https://twitter.com/drsydneysavion

Resources

Bliss:Unleashing Happiness in Your Mind, Body and Spirit

Camouflage to Pinstripes: Learning to Thrive in Civilian Culture

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About the Author:

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Your Fast Leader Show host is Jim Rembach. Jim is a panel expert with the Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA) and spent many years in contact center operations and leverages this to help others. He is a certified Emotional Intelligence (EQ) practitioner, Certified Employee Retention Specialist, Certified Better Place to Work Expert, and frequently quoted industry expert.