Special Guest Elliot Garbus Talks Leadership on Seeds of Insights

Today, Brent Schlenker and Michelle Fanfarillo reminisce about their time at Intel with Elliot Garbus and talk leadership development. Elliot is an advisor on strategy, management, and marketing for technology companies. Here are his current affiliations:

AEye, Inc. Member of the Board of Advisors. AEye develops advanced vision hardware, software and algorithms that act as the eyes and visual cortex of autonomous vehicles. https://aeye.ai/

Orbotech, Member of the Board of Advisors. Orbotech is a leading global supplier of equipment and solutions for the manufacture of electronics products. https://www.orbotech.com/

Motion Warriors, Member of the Board of Advisors. Motion Warriors is an early stage startup that has developed a breakthrough camera motion control system targeting film makers. https://motion-warriors.com/

Brightskies Technology, Member of the Board of Advisors. Brightskies in an engineering services firm specializing in functional safety for automotive application, and high performance computing.

Public Speaker: Having had a front seat on the initial stages of the commercialization of autonomous vehicles, I present on the technology and the disruptive business models that will accompany the arrival of fully autonomous vehicles.

Discussion outline:

  • Introduction – Michelle talks about how she and Elliot met
  • Sharing stories from back at Intel
  • Talking about past & current climate of Learning and Development, relevancy of ISD
  • Elliot rejoins the chat, talks about getting into speaking gigs
  • Discussing Elliot’s leadership history, letting go and lessons learned
  • Talking about transitioning into a new role and industry
  • Getting your message/vision to the people
  • Managing huge changes, leading by asking questions, and celebrating endings for the team to move on
  • TLDC conference plug
  • Sharing leadership philosophy, mindset in Automotive industry
  • How feedback on direction varied by culture, communication styles, working with that dialog
  • Dealing with feedback as an effective leader
  • Valuing dotted line support staff, 5 Dysfunctions of a Team
  • Seeds of Insight on break: Dec. 18th – Jan 1st

Links in the chat:

The Leadership Pipeline

The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team

Link to recording: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/elliot120418


Open Forum – Industry; Design Thinking

Notes for December 21, 2017

Thursday brings us back to the Rings of Focus, particularly the Industry ring. We had Joseph Suarez drop into the video window and discuss design thinking and how it affects behavior in the learning and development field.

  1. Design thinking for behavioral change.
  2. UX/UI importance
  3. Design processes
  4. What is learning?
  5. Learning vs training
  6. User centered design

Links in the Chat:









Watch the Video Replay:


Picture: Taras Shypka

Teams and Profiles

Notes for September 13, 2017

We had a scheduled guest, but they had to cancel last minute. A question got thrown out and conversation quickly picked up on the discussion of profiles and how to get a good read on a person before bringing them on board. We discussed the differences between social media profiles and profile discovery tools (think Myers Briggs). The conversation then turned back around to how those affect you creating and sustaining a team.

  1. Teams
  2. Profile techniques
  3. Diversity of thought
  4. Group development
  5. Making good teams

Links Mentioned in this Episode





Watch the Video Replay


Gold Nuggets:

“The stages of forming a team seem oddly parallel to the stages of grief.”

Picture:  Erik Lucatero

Teams – Stories, Backstories, and the Jedi Order

Notes for August 23, 2017

The day started with a great discussion on stories and backstories and how those help a team work better together. We had a special guest Katie Stroud on discussing her take on how those stories influence a team and how it is an integral part of a team coming together to tackle projects. All four boxes were full today, including guest host Cara North. The text chat is extra lively, so make sure you scroll up through the chat while listening.

  1. Stories and Backstories
  2. What People Value, Physical Space, History
  3. MacGuffin Idea
  4. How to Put Together Teams the Right Way
  5. What the Jedi Order Tells Us about Teams

Links Mentioned in this Episode









Watch the Video Replay


Picture:  Samuel Zeller

Teams, Video, and the TLDC18 Page

Post Show Notes – May 17, 2017

It was a busy day that started with a short talk on teams. It morphed into a good conversation in the boxes around video, the speed at which it is made, and the speed at which we present it. The conversation in the boxes and chat u-turned back into teams and we discovered quite a diverse cross section of team sized and makeup in the group. Make sure you DM Brent or Luis with your comments on TLDChat. Be sure to check out the entire video and scroll up on the chat, but skip all the @BRENT spots and it will read a lot better!

In the Boxes:

Lisa Minogue-White https://twitter.com/lisaMinogueW

Joseph Suarez https://twitter.com/Joseph_Suarez

Paul Bouffleur https://twitter.com/pbouffleur

Eric R https://twitter.com/eRowland_eLearn

TLDC Page http://tldc18.com/

Links in Chat:





Review the video: