Leadership

Optimizing Employee Performance and Building Healthy Work Cultures with Dionna A. Appling M.S.M

Optimizing Employee Performance and Building Healthy Work Cultures with Dionna A. Appling M.S.M

Dionna Appling has a Masters Degree in Business, specializing in Management Science and is Lean Six Sigma certified as well. In her work experience, Dionna noticed a trend of poor leadership, demotivated employees and dysfunctional work environments in various companies. She decided to start a consulting & coaching business, Business Advocates PRO, Inc. (BA PRO), to help companies overcome these issues. BA PRO helps small business owners & team managers transform toxic & dysfunctional company culture. The goals is simple: To help leaders create an engaging & high performing workplace where employees to come to work & do their best because they want to, not because they have to.

Dionna has been featured on fitsmallbusiness.com as a Company Culture expert. She has also been honored with opportunities of servicing clients in various industries including (but not limited to): school districts, administration, medical practices, and non-profit organizations.

Dionna is the creator of The Culture Building like a PRO Podcast where she shares practical tips, tools & resources to build a thriving culture, increase employee engagement, and develop leadership skills.

This episode we discuss:

  • Defining work culture

  • What constitutes a good leader

  • Improving work cultures in our districts where productivity and morale is slipping and retention rates and suffering

  • How to stay professional in a toxic environment

Continuing a Strong Legacy of School Nutrition in Georgia

Continuing a Strong Legacy of School Nutrition in Georgia

Linette Dodson PhD RD LD SNS FAND is the current School Nutrition Director for the Georgia Department of Education. Linette has a long history with school nutrition. During her tenure with Carrollton City Schools she built an award-winning nutrition and Farm to School program. Dr. Dodson completed her PhD at Iowa State University conducting research focused on registered dietitians in leadership roles in school nutrition. She is as brilliant as she is kind, taking out the time to mentor us all in this episode and sharing a bit about her career path to her current role as State Director.