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The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk

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As Kobe Bryant once said, “There is power in understanding the journey of others to help create your own.” That’s why the Learning Leader Show exists—to get together and understand the journeys of successful leaders, so that we can better understand our own. This show is full of stories told by world-class leaders. Personal stories of successes, failures, and lessons learned along the way. Our guests come from diverse backgrounds—some are best-selling authors, others are genius entrepreneurs, and one even made a million dollars wearing t-shirts for a year. My role in this endeavor is to talk to the smartest, most creative, always-learning leaders in the world so that we can learn from them as we each create our own journeys.

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357: Stanley McChrystal - Leadership In Uncertain Times

Mar 22, 2020 01:13:11

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Episode #357: General Stanley McChrystal - Leadership In Uncertain Times

“As we lead through this time of crisis, leaders are more important than ever: 1) Communicate relentlessly 2) Match your internal operating pace with that of your external environment 3) Continue to reiterate what ‘winning’ looks like to your organization.” Foreword from his book Team of Teams, legendary author Walter Isaacson wrote: “Whether in business or in war, the ability to react quickly and adapt is critical, and it’s becoming even more so as technology and disruptive forces increase the pace of change. That requires new ways to communicate and work together. In today’s world, creativity is a collaborative endeavor. Innovation is a team effort.” Stockdale Paradox - (named for Admiral James Stockdale - the highest ranking POW of the Vietnam War who described how leaders survive terrible ordeals) "You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end — which you can never afford to lose — with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be.” From page 104 in my book, Welcome To Management -- General McChrystal extended a gracious invitation for me to tour the hallowed grounds at the Battle of Gettysburg alongside the students he teaches in his leadership class at Yale. We learned a lot about the history of the battle over the course of two days with General McChrystal and some of his friends as tour guides. However, one teaching point that I specifically remembered was this, “The real lesson is . . . it’s not tactics, not strategy; it’s always about the people.” Uncertainty -- What’s most scary for people.  While you can’t predict the future, you can be that sense of calm, cool, composed (QB in the huddle in tense moments).  General at war. The quarterback at Yale (where Stan teaches) said, "When you throw an interception, don't say 'My bad.' The guys know it's your bad. Say, 'here's what we're going to do next.'" Recent events:  “These observations remind us of our early months fighting Al Qaeda in Iraq: We struggled to keep up with the pace of events, needed to unlearn conventional management rules and had to learn to lead in a totally new way.” From James Clear - “The most useful form of patience is persistence. Patience implies waiting for things to improve on their own. Persistence implies keeping your head down and continuing to work when things take longer than you expect.” "You have to navigate from where you are, not where you wish you were." From Stan -- The German Army had a say, "feel the cloth." They were referencing when the men were walking so close to one another they could literally feel the cloth on the person next to them. Right now, we don't have that luxury with our co-workers, and it's a challenge. But what we do have and what we need to utilize are communication platforms to stay connected to our teammates. This is our new normal and it's our time to be a leader and help our team get the job done. Communicate -- Losing these in person interactions in a remote-work environment means leaders need to start communicating with more regularity and breadth to their organization. Set Realistic Goals - This is not business as usual, but you can still succeed. Your role as a leader is to be brutally honest about what is achievable in the coming weeks and months as this disruption continues to ripple across the economy. Be Patient - Many of your employees, especially the younger ones, have not experienced turmoil like this in their careers. Be patient, but start communicating now. It is your responsibility as a leader to be a source of calm and steady for them. (from CNN) Questions from members of my Leadership Circle:  Nicci Bosco --What values can we hold in our mind/should we be thinking about/allowing to guide our own actions with when speaking to a group/leading a group/etc in uncertain times? What can we do to re-fill our own reservoir when we notice we're depleted? If we don't know the answer to something, but still want to provide guidance and a response, what are some options? Tom Carvelli -- If you had to sum up your leadership principles into a single unified concept, what would that be?  What does your your daily fitness routine look like in times like these when resources and activities are curtailed? Matt Spitz -- In a world that is incredibly uncertain is there anything in his life that never changes?  Matt Mullins -- In times of adversity and uncertainty how do leaders ensure that their people are prepared and confident to thrive and maintain character through those moments?  How does one develop the ability to maintain composure in stressful situations? How? Stan's daily routine - It always starts with a workout in the early morning hours. "Always start the day lifting. Do a lot of Abs. Work on your core." That discipline creates consistency and that creates confidence. Stan weighs exactly the same today as he did when he was 17! He's only eaten one meal per day for 40 years. If you have to fire someone (or lay them off) -- "Explain it, be honest, do it with grace." Roosevelt during Pearl Harbor - "We are going to do whatever it takes to prevail. It's an unthinkable time, but we will get through it." "You exist for the team... To give them what they need." People are watching what you (the leader) is doing at every moment. How do you respond to good news? Bad news? What is you facial expression on that video conference call? The "Say-Do" gap. As a leader there should not be a gap between what you say and what you do. You must LIVE your values. Building a committed team -- Top CIA agent said to Stan when they were overseas... "I don't know what the Ranger way is, but I will commit to YOU as a person." A two-thousand-year-old Stoic phrase (from Ryan Holiday's Daily Stoic): What is up to us, what is not up to us? And what is up to us? Our emotions. Our judgments. Our creativity. Our attitude. Our perspective. Our desires. Our decisions. Our determination. 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356: Stewart Friedman - How To Parent With Purpose & Fuel Your Career

Mar 15, 2020 01:01:07

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356: Stewart Friedman - How To Parent With Purpose & Fuel Your Career

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Sustaining excellence = "they take seriously the idea that it's not just about work. It's about life." --> Know what you care about... "It takes courage to look inside yourself." Ask yourself, "What am I here to do?"  For Stew, "I'm here to help people grow as leaders and make an impact on the world." What Stew learned from his time as a cab driver: Patience... Everyone is unique. You see how people treat others.  "It created a love of geography." There is a lot of perspective to be gained from working in the service industry. Stew was hired to run the leadership development program at Ford It was important to connect with everyone around him "Be respectful of all people you interact." Humbled -- "I realized I knew nothing when I went to Ford." "I get up there and devise what the next 10 years will look like... And talked about myself the whole time. A key leader pulled me aside and said, 'What the F are you doing?'" Be WHOLE - It's about you as a whole person both at work and at home. "Firms that fully embrace the needs and interests of the whole person will win today's competition for the best talent." "Leading is about mobilizing people toward valued goals." Learn how to talk with others and show them that you truly value you... LISTEN "Ryan, you're one of the most important people to me in my life..." What does the team need from the leader? values, vision, an understanding of the stakeholders The leadership leap: You must care about people Understand the specific priorities Ask, "What am I missing?" Total Leadership: Projection - "If you had control, what would you be doing?" "What's distinctive about you?" Get clarity on what you care about right now Identify the most important people in your life Be innovative -- Constantly experimenting Create 4 way wins: Business Family Community Personal Take initiative - "What's a win for your company? Your boss?" "At the individual level, you need to examine what you truly value, share this with key stakeholders in various life domains both to get feedback and support, and then to experiment with new ways of doing things so that - over the arc of a life - you can achieve harmony and have more of what it is that you uniquely want out of life." Work life integration is a more useful term than work life balance. "Balance is the wrong metaphor." The four elements, where do you devote your attention? Do an assessment - Take 100 points... Divy up how important each of the following are based on your actions: Work Home Community Self Do you find yourself saying, "I'm not paying enough attention to the things that matter to me." "It's like a jazz quartet. Four people paying attention to each other, improvise, respond, make something beautiful over time." "The only failure is the failure to learn from conscious and deliberate efforts to make things better, even if those attempts fall short of the mark." Writing Parents Who Lead -  Crafting a collective vision. "What does our life look like?" The question to ask: "How do you be you?" "The courageous ones are able to bring that question forward..."

355: Ramit Sethi - How To Live A Rich Life

Mar 8, 2020 01:00:15

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Episode #355: Ramit Sethi - How To Live A Rich Life

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Ramit's book buying rule - If you are even thinking about buying the book, don't deliberate, just buy it.  You could invest $17 and it could change your life.  Even one idea makes it worth it. Excellence - "Consistently do the work." Put it on the calendar Seek out people who are successful and then ask them for advice In motion - Refuse to be stuck or paralyzed -- Take action "Show me your spending and your calendar and I'll show you your priorities." What are the 3-4 most important things in your life? Does your spending and your calendar reflect that? Ramit starting learning how money worked while he was in college at Stanford... "The basic, boring truth. Consistency..." Starting your blog can be your experimental laboratory What is the future of online courses? Online learning will continue to grow -- "Great leaders are always learning." You should join The Learning Leader Academy The trajectory of hiring as you're growing a business: Part time assistant --> Researcher --> Full time What do you look for when choosing who to add to your team? Excellent at the task of doing the work Curious - They ask great questions Likable - They are someone you want to spend time with Start your business on the side: It's practical... Going from zero to 1 is very hard: Start this part while you have a job and don't need the money from your new endeavor The psychology of pricing:  There is a profound difference in customers who get it for free vs. those who pay for it You need to create "skin in the game."  People value it more if they have a financial stake in it. "In business, you're not looking for the most people, you're looking for the right people." "If you're a cheapskate, you'll attract cheapskates." The power of mentors: They can be massively helpful, but you need to do the work to be a valuable mentee.  Show up to your meetings prepared and with a purpose.  Don't wander through life. Atul Gawande - A coach in the operating room -- EVERYONE needs a coach. Automate your finances - It's the crown jewel.  Set up your system so you don't need to think about it after it's created. Create auto saving behaviors "People are so busy asking $3 questions instead of $30K questions." "How do I use my money to live a rich life?" "What does rich mean to you?"

354: WELCOME TO MANAGEMENT Book Launch Party With Doug Meyer

Mar 2, 2020 01:01:24

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Episode #354: WELCOME TO MANAGEMENT Book Launch Party With Doug Meyer

This is the recording from the conversation I had with Co-Founder/President of Brixey & Meyer, Doug Meyer, in front of many of our friends, clients, and colleagues at the Dayton office of Brixey & Meyer.

In WELCOME TO MANAGEMENT, I provide practical, actionable advice to help new managers build and lead committed teams in the face of daunting, unanticipated challenges. He presents a three-part framework outlining best practices distilled from interviews with more than 350 of the most forward-thinking leaders in the world, as well as his own professional experience transitioning from individual producer to new leader.

Through compelling stories and data-backed case studies, the book helps high performers make the leap from individual contributor to manager with greater ease, grace, courage, and effectiveness.

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The book writing process: How long did it take to write? What was the proposal writing process like? What led you to sell the book rights to McGraw-Hill? Curiosity? Always natural or a learned skill? -- For me, this was something I learned to do... As I learned more, I realized there was so much more to learn. The Cycle of Learning -- Operating Framework Consume/Learn - The intake engine (read, listen to podcasts, speak with mentors) Test - Experiment with what's been learned (You can't just be a learner, you have to be a doer) - "We learn who we are in practice, not in theory." Reflect - Analyze results, make adjustments Teach - Reinforce learning through sharing with others Mentors vs. coaches. Interesting comparison and need throughout life. We discussed the difference and importance of each... “Build the skills to do the job, not to get the job.” -- The act of putting your high potential employees in position to actually do the job, not just prepare for an interview. Developing self-awareness -- It's important to regularly hold a mirror up to ourselves and surround self with people who will be brutally honest and caring of you and your development. WELCOME TO MANAGEMENT  will teach you Where the real work of leadership begins The greatest medicine for fear and how to put it into practice Why you need an “Operating Framework” and how to create one The 3 key elements to creating a performance culture The opportunity that many managers miss after they achieve success The seven keys to earning respect The quickest way to build trust is through vulnerability Managing a team you inherit -- The instant you sign for the job, those are YOUR players.  Don't use terms like 'they' or 'them.'  It is US and WE. The difference between leadership, management, coaching Leadership: The act of leading is about providing purpose, direction, aligning expectations, and inspiring the team. Management: Figuring out how to work within the current constraints of the system you are in... It is the administration and stewardship of resources. Coaching: The two types of coaching: Coaching for performance - The 'right now' actions... Behaviors. Coaching for development - Longer term Dustyn Kim is a fantastic model for humility, vulnerability, and intelligence -- That's what she's the type of leader that I committed to doing everything I could to help her be successful. Nobody is 'self-made.'  We are are built from communities of people who care about us, help us, and show love and support.

353: Jeni Britton Bauer - How To Create A 'Craveable' Reason To Return

Feb 24, 2020 01:10:48

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Episode #353: Jeni Britton Bauer - How To Create A 'Craveable' Reason To Return

Jeni Britton Bauer is an American ice cream maker and entrepreneur. Jeni opened her first ice cream shop, Scream, in 1996, then founded Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams in 2002. Her first cookbook, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home, is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller and won a coveted James Beard Award in 2012. Jeni is a 2017 Henry Crown Fellow and has been recognized by Fast Company as "one of the most creative companies in the world."

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Leaders who sustain excellence = "The main thing is you show up every day.  You show up and lead by example. You have to be IN IT daily." That develops trusts.  Trusts leads to it the rest... Jeni is a subject matter expert on the topics that matter to her: ice cream, leadership, curiosity, creativity... "It’s not a genius idea then lots of funding, then success.  It’s really more subtle than that. Blazing a slow path through a tangled jungle, learning as you go over many years.  It takes time." "I find my discipline when I find my passion.  And that passion starts with curiosity. And finding the place of what I want to do is needed in the world." How to know what your passion is? "There's a cross road of what you want to explore and what other people want." -- "That's entrepreneurial thinking.  It's about community and creativity." "We don't know what's possible... You've got to be out exploring and be open to new ideas." Create time for yourself and your team to follow your curiosity... Entrepreneurship is about a 2 way communication with customers.  One pint of ice cream tested positive for listeria but there was never an outbreak. -- They recalled 6 months worth of ice cream, destroying 535,000 pounds (or 265 tons) of ice cream, costing the company more than $2.5 million!  It almost put them out of business. “You want to say you've got talent, hustle, and guts. You want to tell that to the world, but you don't really know until you prove it." "If we create a community, everything falls into place.  Put your values front and center and merge with the community.  When the community sees your business as vital, they will help you when times are tough." “There’s nothing more important whether in the financial industry or ice cream, than trust.” "Create a craveable reason to return" - Why would a customer come back to you? Why would someone follow you? What are you doing as a leader that makes someone want to follow you?

352: Patrick Lencioni - The Five Key Actions Of Excellent Leaders

Feb 17, 2020 01:02:44

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Episode #352: Patrick Lencioni - The Five Key Actions Of Excellent Leaders

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Leaders who sustain excellence = Humility - They don't feel they are more important than others, but they realize that their words and actions carry more weight. "Leadership is a privilege... It's about serving others. A lot of leaders lead because they think it looks cool." "Leadership has to be about what you can give, not what you can get." Exploring the two leadership motives: Reward-centered leadership: the belief that being a leader is the reward for hard work, and therefore, that the experience of being a leader should be pleasant and enjoyable, avoiding anything mundane, unpleasant or uncomfortable. Responsibility-centered leadership: the belief that being a leader is a responsibility, and therefore that the experience of leading should be difficult and challenging (though certainly not without elements of personal gratification). One of the questions to ask yourself: “How do you see your job in terms of verbs?” — what do you do to really help the business? The leader must be a constant, incessant reminder of the company’s purpose, strategy, values, & priorities.  You’re not only the CEO, you’re the CRO.” Chief Reminding Officer The actions of great leaders: Running great meetings Managing the executive team Managing the executives as individuals Having difficult conversations with people Constantly communicating and repeating key messages to employees "The CEO should have the most painful job in the company." For the mid-level manager -- "Am I waking up with the right rationale to do this job?" Love is a verb: Time Affection Discipline "Leadership is not a noun, it's a verb." Running great meetings: "Meetings are the central activity of leadership.  Bad leaders have other people run their meetings." Good meetings have debate and conflict.  People are able to be passionate without consequence.  The leader prioritizes what will be talked about. CEO's are responsible to build teams.  Your job is to build teams based on trust When receiving a message from a cynical leader who says "You don't understand."  Our response? "No, we're not going to be that way.  The ones who do the hard work change the world." Micro-managing vs. Accountability: "There is an abdication of management.  You should know what your team is doing." Parenting: "The great news about being a parent is it's humbling." The leader must be the chief reminding officer: "Constant, incessant, reminder of the company's purpose, strategy, values, and priorities. You must over-communicate." Marriage advice: "Be completely humble, vulnerable, especially in front of the kids.  Engage in healthy conflict.  When people can't argue, that's a problem."

351: John Maxwell - The Laws Of Leadership (Follow Them & People Will Follow You)

Feb 10, 2020 52:53

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Episode #351: John Maxwell - The Laws Of Leadership (Follow Them & People Will Follow You)

John C. Maxwell is an internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker, coach, and author who has sold over 20 million books. A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Business Week best-selling author, Maxwell has written three books which have each sold more than one million copies: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, Developing the Leader Within You, and The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader.

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"Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better." - Pat Riley The difference between 'best' and 'better' "Whatever is best for now... Tomorrow has got to get better. I always look at 'best' for a moment." "If you're not growing today, I have to talk about yesterday. I don't want to talk about yesterday." The great leaders: Listen Learn Lead The importance of listening and asking questions: "I began to ask questions, invite people to sit down and talk."  Shared learning and growing together... What John learned from Angela Ahrendts: "I aim to always give 60 and take 40.  Always give more than you take." "Add more value to people than you take." Working with your team: "I put an idea in front of my team and say, 'make it better,' and they always do." Proactive: "If you're not proactive, you're reactive.  I've never met a great leader who wasn't proactive." "Be unforgettable.  Always be the first person to help." Action Attraction "The moment I move, I attract all resources because I'm moving." "I never draw people to me when I sit still." "Action shows intention" Keynote speaking preparation: "When I'm in the green room preparing, I'm thinking about the people in the audience. I begin to envision the people leaning in, taking notes, engaged.  It helps me." The content you have will alone will not cut it -- "Connecting the content to the people carries the day. I want them to say, 'oh my gosh, he's talking to me.'" "The response of the people charges me up." Layered learning: Is your fence facing out or facing in?  Are you growing?  Or shrinking? Building a company?  "I wasn't trying to build a company.  It started in a garage.  Each company was created just to help solve problems for people. --> Find a need, start a company, find a need, start a company." There are now over 30,000 John Maxwell coaches "I've always had the ability to take a problem and develop a resource for it." "I can smell an opportunity... And I can see it in people.  I've always been quick to spot this." How to develop this skill? --> "You must seize the opportunities. Act quickly." Adaptability - "A person that lacks flexibility will mist a lot of opportunities." Peter Drucker did not make long range plans.  He focused on seizing the moment. John's long range plan: "What I want for people is for them to do well and I want to help them do that." Life advice: Value people Continually grow Live very intentionally

350: Tom Rath - Answering Life's Great Question

Feb 3, 2020 44:46

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Episode #350: Tom Rath - Answering Life's Great Question

Tom Rath is an author and researcher who has spent the past two decades studying how work can improve human health and well-being. His 10 books have sold more than 10 million copies and made hundreds of appearances on global bestseller lists. Tom’s first book, How Full Is Your Bucket?, was an instant #1 New York Times bestseller and led to a series of books that are used in classrooms around the world. His book StrengthsFinder 2.0 is Amazon’s top selling non-fiction book of all time. Tom’s other bestsellers include Strengths Based Leadership, Eat Move Sleep, and Are You Fully Charged?

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Commonalities of leaders who sustain excellence: "They are the single best people at asking good questions." "They are amazing listeners. They make you feel like you are the only person in the room." Ask insightful questions that help others identify something they had not previously thought of How does one develop that skill? Spend time alone learning... Have a genuine intellectual curiosity... Write caring, handwritten notes Make sure your teammates know you care about them and show your gratitude I shared the story of Doug Meyer calling me simply to say "thank you" and how much it meant to me.  Be a thoughtful leader who leads with gratitude. Use specifics when describing why you appreciate someone Why did StrengtsFinder catch on? "We should not fall back to a resume.  We don't have a good language to describe what we do and our talents."  Strengths Finder does that for people As leaders, we should always be on the lookout for the unique talent in others Tom's Top 5 Strengths: Futuristic Analytical Relater Significane Activator My Top 5 Strengths: Learner - People who are especially talented in the Learner theme have a great desire to learn and want to continuously improve. In particular, the process of learning, rather than the outcome, excites them. Input - People who are especially talented in the Input theme have a craving to know more. Often they like to collect and archive all kinds of information. Intellection - People who are especially talented in the Intellection theme are characterized by their intellectual activity. They are introspective and appreciate intellectual discussions. Individualization - People who are especially talented in the Individualization theme are intrigued with the unique qualities of each person. They have a gift for figuring out how people who are different can work together productively. Achiever - People who are especially talented in the Achiever theme have a great deal of stamina and work hard. They take great satisfaction from being busy and productive. Individualize -- Send articles to specific people each day -- Write: "Hey, I was reading this and thought you might find it helpful." What you can contribute is more important that your passions. "There's an enormous mismatch in what the world needs and what's out there." Three big influences on Tom: Dr. Martin Luther King - “Life's most persistent and urgent question is: what are you doing for others?” Ben Horowitz's commencement speech His grandfather, Don Clifton -- "Our greatest contribution can be to teach others." There is a higher correlation in helpfulness when you can literally see the people you're helping (Tom shares the research to back this up).  This gives you motivation to see your impact.  We need a productive purpose. When feeling unfulfilled or unhappy at work? Instead of looking to leave the company, look for new ways to get to your intended outcome.  How could you re-write your job? Can you make the job you have today meaningful? The Peter Principle - The principle that members of a hierarchy are promoted until they reach the level at which they are no longer competent. Qualities Tom looks for in a leader: Desire to develop other people Vision Life's great question is: "What are you doing for others?" We need to align basic expectations: "How do each of us want to contribute?" Create - Have a challenger as part of your team.  Someone to push back and ask questions Relate - An energizer.  How do you get and stay charged up? What reminds you of the vision? Of the mission? How to have fun? Operate - Scaling... Reaching more people. Advice: Map what the world around you needs. Who are you? What are your talents? Interests? Motivators? --> Draw the connections.  Look where they intersect.

349 - An Inside Look At The Book Writing Process With Jay Acunzo

Jan 27, 2020 01:14:44

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#349 - An Inside Look At The Book Writing Process With Jay Acunzo

Why this topic? We've both written books. And my book is out this week! Context on our books: Welcome To Management.  I wrote the book I wish I had when I first got promoted.  Jay's book is called Break The Wheel. "Write a book because you think it has to exist.  Not to be a best-seller. The Process: Research, outlining, fan interaction, drafting, publishing -- Why an outline is a vital piece of the process.  "The outline is the bones." "Doing research in public created a system to vet ideas and best practices." --> Using client interactions as real time research to help test ideas Podcasts - It was extremely helpful for me to be recording while I was writing the book: I was consistently doing research while writing the book.  Interviews, asking questions about writing/books, ideas, etc. I was working full time while I wrote this book and I think that made it better. It forced me to be disciplined with blocking time to write daily. Traditional vs. Self-Publish vs. Hybrid -- Jay chose a hybrid approach to publishing his book.  I chose to publish traditionally with McGraw-Hill.  I did a lot of research on the different paths for publishing and chose the traditional route because: I wanted to create options and leverage for myself.  And after I spoke with Casey Ebro from McGraw-Hill I was completely sold on accepting their offer. Superlatives: Platitude about writing/writing books/creativity that you found MOST true during this process? LEAST true?  Most true = Writers write (listen to the James & Kristy Clear story from dinner).  Least true = I’ve read from a few well known authors that you have to dedicate your life to nothing but writing the book.  I found that continuously working and building a business at the same time as writing was helpful. When I do q & a’s on stage after a keynote or on my podcast, I get ideas and prompts to write about... Most useful habit/routine: I learn through talking.  I had regular sessions where I would sit in a room with my Dad and/or my friend Lance (who was a prosecutor for 10 years).  They would give me prompts, ask questions, and we would talk out the book. I would type notes during our sessions, then I would go by myself and write.  In my very first session with my Dad, he said, “Remember, it’s a lot harder when you care.”  He meant this in the form of leading people… And he’s right. But the same is true for writing a book. It’s hard when you care so deeply about the topic of helping people lead others more effectively… Because I understand the ripple effect.  The wake left behind you as a leader. Most surprising lesson: You don’t fully know what you think or how little you know until you put pen to paper.  Writing REALLY forces you to be clear on what you believe. I outline sections and then would ramble on for pages.  The editing process was helpful. I hired an editor/writing coach to help. Best story from the book:   I sent an early copy to Ryan Holiday to read and offer feedback.  He called me said, “Dude, why is your best story in the middle of the book?  You should open the book with that story." And so I did... What was your editor's favorite part? Casey Ebro (from McGraw-Hill) said to me, "I read non-fiction business books for a living.  I've read hundreds of them.  And your section titled "You Have To Do All Three" in chapter six is the most unique and helpful view that I've read about leading, managing, and coaching."  -- That was a great moment. Additional Benefits: Publishing your work online is becoming the greatest networking tool in the world -- When done well, you attract the people you want to be around. (David Perell, James Clear have written a lot about this) Writing is the ultimate exercise to help you find clarity.  Sometimes you don’t realize how much you don’t know about something until you try to write about it.  -- This can help everyone (especially useful for leaders).

348: Simon Sinek - Why Consistency Beats Intensity (Playing The Infinite Game)

Jan 20, 2020 38:24

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Episode #348: Simon Sinek - Why Consistency Beats Intensity (Playing The Infinite Game)

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Leaders who sustain excellence: Humility - They don't believe their own hype. Their power is accumulated through helping others. "I'm fully aware I'm the same idiot I was back then." "Vision is like an iceberg.  The great leaders can see what's beneath the surface." "I never look at what I've done, I look at what I can do." "I tend to be very future focused." "People called me the 'why' guy... For my tastes, it's about new ideas, building on ideas." "We all need to find a vision." People should practice telling stories about real people, learn how to use metaphors Simon described the difference between the messaging at Apple vs. Microsoft Microsoft (during the Steve Ballmer days) were focused on their competition Apple was focused on helping teachers and designing beautiful products Stop thinking of others as competitors... Instead find worthy rivals In the late 1970's Milton Friedman said business should maximize profits for shareholders.  For some reason, this idea was adopted and it became the norm.  it was embraced.  It's terrible.  Prior to this, the idea of mass layoffs didn't exist as an option for a business. "We all have to become the leader we want to become." "Leadership is not rank, it's seeing those around you rise." "Business is one of the most personal things in the world."  You should never said, "it's not personal, it's just business."  It's ALWAYS personal. Great leaders are the ones who think beyond short term vs long term. They are the ones who know it’s not about the next quarter or the next election but about the next generation. The greatness of George Eastman - he was not just how great for Kodak,  but amazing for the game of business as a whole… He created a lot of employee incentives in 1912 that had not been happening up to that point. Stock options, sick days, college tuition reimbursement, etc. “Consistency becomes more important than intensity.” “Where a finite-minded player makes products they think they can sell to people, the infinite-minded player makes products that people want to buy. The former is primarily focused on how the sale of those products benefits the company; the latter is primarily focused on how the products benefit those who buy them.” “Being the best simply cannot be a Just Cause, because even if we are the best (based on the metrics and time frames of our own choosing), the position is only temporary. The game doesn’t end once we get there; it keeps going. And because the game keeps going, we often find ourselves playing defense to maintain our cherished ranking. Though saying “we are the best” may be great fodder for a rah-rah speech to rally a team, it makes for a weak foundation upon which to build an entire company. Infinite-minded leaders understand that “best” is not a permanent state. Instead, they strive to be “better.” "There is an entire section at the book store called "self-help," there should be a section called "help others." Why lead? --> "Because you want to see others grow. Your job may be 9 to 5, but leadership is 24-7." "If you like the idea of taking care of others, you may be suitable to lead."

347: Steven Strogatz - How Calculus Reveals The Secrets Of The Universe

Jan 13, 2020 01:09:47

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Episode #347: Steven Strogatz - How Calculus Reveals The Secrets Of The Universe

Leaders who sustain excellence: Have a willingness to be a beginner "When you're naive, you ask new questions" "They have the courage to be someone who's just starting" How do you fight the urge to live up to a prior reputation of being an expert at something? Be known as an adventurer.  Cannot have an ego. Six degrees of separation is a math problem The strength in weak ties It's important to connect with people outside of your typical orbit Action: Go to a strange party, play a new sport, go to a new gym, meet oddballs Collect "casual acquaintances" The value of being a helper: Be the assist person, help others, do little acts of kindness, promote someone else's work How Steven and I got to know each other: David Epstein's wife made an intro for David and Steven... And then from David to me. "Be the kind of person who remembers others names" Why should a normal person learn calculus? "The world has been turned upside down by calculus" "Calculus is the mathematical study of change" "It's a great intellectual adventure story" "Calculus is the language that God talks" --> The laws of nature are built in calculus How to be more creative? Be broadly interested in many different topics.  Take something from one area and apply it somewhere else. Advice Steven would give to a mid-level manager: "Getting high grades is jumping through hoops someone else sets" "As a PhD, you have to make your own hoops" "People need to be more adventurous, and then figure it out" Why you should study Improv as a leader: Use "Yes and..."  This helps with brainstorming and coming up with new ideas.  Put out a lot of wacky ideas to get to the good stuff. "I want people to be gripped irrationally by the imagination" The power of mentors: "Learn from both the great coaches and the bad ones" The value of friendships: The story of Mr. Joffray -- Physically impressive and wonderfully intelligent.  He took pleasure in Steven passing him. The value of teaching: It helps create empathy... It forces you to put yourself in the mind of someone else. "Bad teachers don't have empathy." How does Steven prepare for big moments? "I try to be myself.  And talk myself out of being intimidated." --->  The audience wants you to do well. Life advice: "Do what you care about most, what drives you the most, do the hard work to become skillful." Why joining The Learning Leader Circle is a good idea

346: Cameron Mitchell - Yes Is The Answer, What Is The Question?

Jan 6, 2020 01:15:05

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#346: Cameron Mitchell is the founder & CEO of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants.  In 2018, they celebrated their 25th anniversary. He employees more than 5,000 people and his restaurants do $300m/year in sales. He is the author of Yes Is The Answer, What Is The Question?  He has been recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young, as a Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration and as one of 50 New Taste Makers by Nation’s Restaurant News.

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"Leaders who sustain excellence believe in people.  They put trust in people." Must have strong culture and values Writing your core values -- The benefit of putting pen to paper and the courage to act on them (including firing a superstar if he doesn’t live up to the values set) His goals: Go to the Culinary Institute of America Become GM at age 24 Regional at age 26 VP of Operations at age 30 Be president of a restaurant company by age 35 Go to the Culinary Institute of America He woke his mom up at a 1:00am and told her his goals "When you share your goals, people want to hold you accountable to them..." He went to Culinary Institute of America. Same place as Anthony Bourdain. The CIA was the Harvard of culinary schools. He got turned down initially because of his low high school grades -- "I had the can do, but didn't have the want to initially" He once worked 100 days in a row without a day off (that included a 1 hour and 45 minute commute each way) "I equate it to the doll that you punch and it comes right back up." -- Must be resilient "You cannot build a life like this or be successful without a commitment to hard work" Years ago Cameron was a young man with a dream, a yellow note pad, and a pen.  He wrote down 5 questions and answers that articulated who he would be, why he would exist, and what he believed and did as a restaurant company. The 5 Questions: Who are we? What do we want to be? Why are we in business? What is your role? What is our goal? After those questions were answered, Cameron created their eight core values to live by... Fundraising (for people to invest in his new restaurant business) was a grueling process. He got rejected 9 out of 10 pitches when trying to raise money for his first restaurant.  Cameron shares everything he learned from so much rejection and failure... Initially Cameron was a bad boss and people threatened to quit because of him… He got help from Jim Collins and other mentors. Why the answer is always yes... --> Cameron shares the symbolism of a milkshake. To grow his business, he needed to hire great leaders to help him scale and run other restaurants... He shares the key qualities he looked for when making hiring decisions.  The first leader he hired 20+ years ago is still with him today. "I'm constantly pushing on where could we be?  Constantly thinking about how we can be better?" The Customer Comes Second -- Book by Hal Rosenbluth that impacted Cameron. Cameron gave 5% of the purchase price ($4.6m) to his associates (employees) when they sold a portion of their business to Ruth's Chris and gave a unique gift/experience to his senior leaders (paid for their kids college tuition, sent them on a European trip with their spouse) Associates must come first Cameron described with emotion the power of having children had on him... Before Cameron had even met his wife, he would tell people, "I'm working for a wife and kids I don't even know yet." The moment of clarity when you have that walk with your wife... When she's in the wheelchair holding your new baby. "You can't be successful at home if you're not successful at work.  You can't be successful at work if you're not successful at home." "Everyone sees the outward success.  But the family is the inward success." Their associates get 8 weeks paid vacation. The culture and values must hold up especially when times are tough Cameron tells the story of a time when his best chef used bad language towards another associate.  Cameron fired him within five minutes. "If we don't live those values every single day, then they become no good." General life advice: "Integrity takes years to build and minutes to ruin.  You must lead with integrity." "Cutting corners in life will get you nowhere."  Don't think of the easier way to do things.  "If it were easy everybody would do it.  I don't want the easy way, I want the right way." "Positive mental attitude.  It's what you do with your day that defines you.  Be constantly aware of that." Be unwavering with your work ethic.  "We're pushing forward every day."  

345: Kamal Ravikant - Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It

Dec 30, 2019 59:22

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#345: Kamal Ravikant - Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It

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Commonalities of leaders who have sustained excellence: A belief in the power of commitment to self: WHO am I going to be that day? Don't just float through life "Excellence means continuing through imperfect days." --> Moving forward: It's a mindset How to learn how to keep pushing forward? "Don't wait until you're qualified to do it.  Jump in, learn to swim." Kamal's process for selling: "You have to believe it." Writing process -- Forced Kamal to deal with rejection... It was part of the process to get better. Studied the greats: Hemingway - Clear, simple, prose. "Writing is more rewarding than anything.  It's just you and the blank page." "Love yourself like your life depends on it."  It's story about responding to failure. How does this work with someone who already feels great about themselves? "Fundamentally, this is about how to be better.  Learn from the maps of humanity."  It's all about what's intside. "The internal impacts the external." Kamal had to come to terms with his tough childhood.  He appreciates the strength developed from sleeping in a car (temporarily homeless) What was learned from boot camp (in the Army)? "I can handle anything thrown at me."  It teaches the value of mission and responsibility. Leading a team in business: "Hire people for what they're best at."  And then support them to do that work. "The best leaders are those that have actually done stuff."  They understand the nuance of the industry and the work. Must be hungry. Why walk across Spain? Having the mentality of, "No matter what, I'll figure it out... Take chances in life.  Go beyond comfort zones." How has a life altering event (a surgery that went bad) impacted perspective on life? "I feel blessed and lucky." "You can become a mess or become awesome." What Kamal learned from spending time with monks? "The construct of self disappears." "Love and compassion." Advice: "Excellence requires persistence."

344: Jesse Cole - How To Create 'You Wouldn't Believe' Moments

Dec 23, 2019 58:31

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#344: Jesse Cole

Jesse Cole is the founder of Fans First Entertainment and owner of the Savannah Bananas. His teams have welcomed more than 1 million fans to their ballparks and have been featured on MSNBC, CNN and ESPN. Cole’s teams have been awarded Organization of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Business of the Year and have won three CPL Championships. The Savannah Bananas currently have sold out every game for three straight seasons and have a waiting list in the thousands for tickets.  In 2018, Fans First Entertainment made the INC 5000 list as one of the fastest growing companies in America. Jesse wrote Find Your Yellow Tux – How to Be Successful by Standing Out.  The book launched #1 in three categories on Amazon and has been sold in 18 countries.   Staying true to his mantra, “ Whatever’s Normal, Do the Exact Opposite,” Jesse launched the book with a World Book Tour….at Epcot. 

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How do we define excellence? Hunger like PT Barnum and Walt Disney Curiosity Sustain energy -- Always "bring the energy." --> "When I'm at work, it's show time." Understand what brings you energy -- Write it down "It was right in front of me.  We sold our house... We needed to create attention.  We couldn't do marketing like everyone else." The daily practice of writing Thank You notes: The "thank you experiment."  One per day, every day.  Look for people you're grateful for... Tell them. Love:  "Love is something not talked about enough."  Jesse learns the love languages of all of his employees. Long term values -- They call all people who buy tickets to his games.   Be intentional about EVERYTHING. "We don't invest in marketing, we invest in experiences." Relate to the normal person: With the hold music Your email signature Business cards Name tags Make everything remarkable Write a letter to the parents of young people who work for you.  How are you recognizing people?   "Be patient in what you want for yourself, but be impatient in how much you give to others." Core beliefs: Always be caring Be different Write your future resume (what do you want to experience) "Red flags never go down."  If you find a red flag in the interview process, it's time to move on. "We want people who 'do and learn.'" "You don't fail, you discover things." Build your idea muscle -- Write 10 ideas a day, every morning. "I believe in learning by doing." Wrote 159 blogs before publishing any of them... "Stop standing still, start standing out." "It's a lot easier to fit in than stand out." Create "You wouldn't believe" moments Write the normal list and then do the opposite -- Do the remarkable (like going on a world book tour at Epcot) Magic Castle -- "Listen carefully, respond creatively." Advice: What makes you different? What makes you stand out?  Be okay with standing for something.  Don't just try to be a little better than someone else. Experiment -- Throw darts until you hit the bulls-eye

343: Kelly McGonigal - The Power Of Discipline, Movement, & Stress

Dec 16, 2019 01:10:13

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Episode #343: Kelly McGonigal

Kelly McGonigal is a health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University who specializes in understanding the mind-body connection. As a pioneer in the field of "science-help," her mission is to translate insights from psychology and neuroscience into practical strategies that support personal well-being and strengthen communities.  She is the best-selling author of The Willpower Instinct and The Upside of Stress. You might know her from her TED talk, "How to Make Stress Your Friend," which is one of the most viewed TED talks of all time, with over 20 million views.  Her new book, The Joy of Movement, explores why physical exercise is a powerful antidote to the modern epidemics of depression, anxiety, and loneliness.  Her identical twin sister is the well-known game designer and futurist Jane McGonigal.

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How do we define excellence? What's the metric? It's about contributing to the world consistent and personal values.  A sense of who Let your strengths and talents be what guides you Trust in self, intuition, take risks Kelly has a strong sense of direction.  She's had that for a long time.  When to say yes or no?  She discovered she loved teaching. The story/science approach -- "I want to connect you with a stranger."  Help people connect with others. "The science reveals something about human nature." Willpower -- "The ability to make choices to do what you want even when part of you doesn't want to do it." Immediate gratification combined with an investment if your future.  Both are important.  "This is a skill that can be developed." Be clear about your values and goals.  Know what you want.  "Every morning, do a 30 second commitment to what's important to you."  Remember who you are. "Create an environment that reminds me of my goals and makes it easier to accomplish them." Disciplined people do what they say they will do.  "They are clear about what they want to do.  Create an environment that supports them.  Have a sense of purpose." "Anyone can develop discipline if they are clear on what they want." "Stress is what happens when we care/have a lot at stake." "Stress is what gives you energy.  It reminds you that it matters." Think, "How is stress trying to direct me?" "What is my body and brain trying to nudge me towards?" "Figure out your healthy stress responses." Real life example:  How to prepare for your first meeting with your new team (that you are leading): Get rid of the idea that you shouldn't be stressful.  It is part of the process.  It's a signal that you care. Bigger than self-perspective.  Go beyond the ego.  Think it's allowing the team to have a moment.  Support the mission.  Think bigger than just making a good impression.  It helps you connect with clear intentions.  It's a mindset shift. Always assume others have something as valuable as you.  They have wisdom.  Let it be co-created with others. "Being a leader is bringing what's best in the room.  People will rise to the expectations of them." Thoughts Kelly had in her mind prior to her TED Talk (that has since gone viral): The woman that went before her had a panic attack.  Kelly noticed that the crowd had incredible goodwill towards the speaker.  They wanted the speaker to do well. "Breathe in anxiety, breath out encouragement." "I'm going to put the audience at ease.  I got you." The joy of movement:  When you go from sedentary to active, when you move your body, there is increased optimism, hope, connection. The story about my mom working as an aerobics instructor when I was a kid -- Moving your body to the beat of the music is powerful and helpful. Walking in nature:  "When you're in nature, the brain shifts to the present moment."  Take more walks. The "Runner's High"-- Persistence is high, put the body in motion and just keep going.  Your brain releases chemicals to provide pleasure, reduce pain.  It creates energy and optimisim "We learn from movement.  We endure.  We learn what we're capable of." General advice: Take care of your self -- invest in your well being.  It will help you deal with challenges Tell me about someone who's made a positive influence on your life Don't wait for permission.  Start it.  Do it.  You need feedback.

342: Shane Snow - The #1 Skill Of An Effective Leader (Intellectual Humility)

Dec 9, 2019 01:07:07

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#342: Shane Snow - The #1 Skill Of An Effective Leader (Intellectual Humility)

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Commonalities of leaders who sustain excellence: Pattern recognition - The ability to connect ideas and people Systems thinking - Connect dots, zoom out The ability to continue to question yourself, a hunger to improve, a "voracious learner" (Liv Boeree) Must relearn how to humble yourself The #1 skill is intellectual humility -- The ability to sit between gullibility and stubbornness Why are people so unwilling to change their mind? "So much of our ideas are attached to our identities." "You must separate your ego from intellect." What is a solution (as a leader)? If you're the one in power, invite people with a different perspective to the table. Don't invoke identity.  Just ask for perspective. Leave space to change your mind... "I could be wrong but..." Strength and flexibility should not be in conflict Ben Franklin idea: Use idea, leave space for change, set opinion, but use phrases less defensive, only change your mind based on evidence.  Say things like: "I could be wrong but..." "The research suggests..." "The evidence suggests..." Elon Musk -- His pattern to persuade people... It's purpose based leadership ("to make life multi-planetary") The strength is in his vision and his purpose.  He's seen as strong by being willing to change his mind. Compliance versus Committed = Cult vs Culture Difference between a cult and culture: Cult - Must act and think in a certain way Culture - Asked to contribute your ideas in your way Key part of leadership: "Understand what matters to your people." Intellectual humility: Respect for others' viewpoints Lack of intellectual overconfidence Separating your ego from your intellect Being open to revising your viewpoints Openness to new experiences Separate feelings/thoughts from facts Trying something new creates new opportunities Advice: Learn about intellectual humility - take Shane's assessment Frame changing your mind as a strength -- reward others for doing this Habits: Instead of saying "I feel" say "I think."  Words matter. Separate facts from stories Why joining The Learning Leader Circle is a good idea

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341: Behind The Scenes Of The Learning Leader Show With Jay Acunzo

Dec 2, 2019 01:11:48

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#341: Behind The Scenes Of The Learning Leader Show With Jay Acunzo

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SECTION ONE: Superlatives Hardest interview:  -- Jim Collins. Most-downloaded all-time:Show has steadily grown since it was created, so the most downloaded is a recent episode.  From this year: #310 David Epstein. He wrote Range and The Sports Gene,  Some popular ones from the past are: #300 with my dad and brother AJ, #216 Jim Collins episode is a popular one.  Most referenced: the one you cite the most in conversation or your work - #78 with Kat Cole (Courage/Confidence + Curiosity/Humility) = Productive Achievers. Biggest delta between what you thought they'd be like...and what they were actually like?  General Stanley McChrystal.  War hero. 4 star General.  Expected him to be super intimidating, but he was so kind, thoughtful, curious, and caring.  Followed up to ask him to write the Foreword to my book and he said yes.  Hardest part of running this show?  It’s never ending.  Must always be working on it - Reaching out to guests, cold emails, preparing for each conversation, reading their books, watching everything they have online, etc.  It never stops. Where have you most improved? Better conversationalist.  Understand how to ask better questions, be more thoughtful, intentional with my actions/behavior.  Biggest benefits to your life...  1) The more I learn, the more I realize I don’t know…  I've become more curious.  Most active listeners: who do you see popping up a lot?  - My Leadership Circle  SECTION TWO: Stagnation Is The Enemy We undervalue the power of consistency:  Consistency + Quality is the key to long term success.  Most people quit.  Must keep going. Why start it? - I wanted to create my own Leadership PhD.  One where I get to choose the professors.  Share with others, be a multiplier… Had dinner with Founder of Broadcast.com, Todd Wagner. Publishing work is the best form of networking.  Create a reason for people to WANT to contact you. The preparation process -  Read their books, watch their talks, read articles written by them and about them.  Talk to friends we have in common. Read the ACKNOWLEDGEMENT section of their books to ask questions about meaningful in their lives (this gets them to open up and feel free to speak more emotionally… Which can be great audio and REAL) Given repeat ability and longevity, how do YOU stay engaged? Mental heuristics, intrinsic things that you just do/try, proactive remixes and reinventions? -- Have to be genuinely curious in the guest.  Have to enjoy the pain of preparation. What are you willing to struggle for? Because that seems to be a greater determinant of how our lives turn out (Neil Pasricha). I love the preparation process, reading/thinking of angles to take a conversation with a specific guest that I’m curious about. Given that stagnation isn't just caused by US but also by the market saturating, how do you operate today compared to before? Early mover advantage wanes...and so many more podcasts about your topic specifically now exist. -- Willing to try new things (like this).  Study and understand my listeners. You’ll often hear me speak to the exact avatar of my listener.  I’m not trying to have the biggest show ever. I’m trying to be the right show for the people who email me (mid-level manager in corporate America.  Building teams, hiring/firing, qualities to look for when building a team). It helps directly with those people, but have also found niche audiences in other spaces like NCAA basketball coaches, NBA players, etc.  SECTION THREE: What's next?  What are you excited to do next?  Try new projects like this episode… Continue to do live shows with an audience, travel more for in person recordings (Koppelman, Roberge), and keep going.  My book. Where does this show go? What other projects surround it now, vs what you want to try? - Live shows, travel for in person.  Bring on guests for my Leadership Circles (paid Mastermind groups.  My groups ask for a guest, I bring them on). Creates group teaching and a ton of value for my Leadership Circles. My book. What's pissing you off about leadership in the corporate world that you'd like to explore and help solve? - Bad bosses.  I’ve worked for a few (as have we all).  I wrote about that goes through the process of being a bad boss to being a better one.  I lived it and I’ve learned so much from others. That’s what WELCOME TO MANAGEMENT is all about.

340: Liz Forkin Bohannon - How To Build Your Life Of Purpose, Passion, & Impact (Beginner's Pluck)

Nov 25, 2019 53:39

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Episode #340: Liz Bohannon - co-founder and co-CEO of Sseko Designs and the author of Beginner's Pluck: Build your life of purpose, passion and impact now. Liz and the Sseko story has been featured in dozens of publications including: Vogue Magazine, Redbook Magazine, O Magazine, Inc, Fortune and others. Sseko has appeared on national broadcasts including ABC's Shark Tank and Good Morning America. 

Commonalities of leaders who sustain excellence: They do work that taps into their intrinsic motivation and they know WHY they do what they do. You must drill down far to know this Vulnerable -- Look at Brene Brown.  A "truth teller." Shoshin - An openness with eagerness.  Have to have both. Why is the "Beginner's Pluck" message resonating with so many people? "I believe it, but not sure if I really do..." People (women especially) tend to doubt themselves too much. "You don't need to be extraordinary to build a life making a difference." "Passion is something you build... I learned it through telling an untrue story." Be driven by interest, and curiosity... "I'm the CEO of a for-profit fashion company." "My ego wasn't super involved.  It gave me the freedom to just do it." "I got so obsessed with the problem and finding a solution to it." "The work of an artist is to know what's inside of you.  Be solutions agnostic." "The artist creates without thinking of the audience." "The entrepreneur has to think of the audience." -->  What's the actual problem this fixes? Sit in the complexity of what it means to be a world changer. "We live in a world that is so quick to critique... Show up, do the work." How did Liz learn to run a business? She took a six week crash course on basic accounting and followed her curiosity to learn each skill as she went. Don't be caught in analysis paralysis "The thing I had connected to me was my WHY." "You don't get to know Step 7 when you're in stage 1.  That's not how it works."  Must take it a step at a time. "What do I absolutely need to figure out? The MVP - Minimum Viable Product -- Know that it's only Version 1.  Can iterate as you go. The 4 stages of Learning: Unconscious incompetent Conscious incompetent Conscious competent Unconscious competent How often am I feeling out of my league? -- You should feel this often in order to grow.

339: Robert Greifeld - Lessons Learned From A Decade Of Change As CEO Of NASDAQ

Nov 18, 2019 42:18

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Ep: #339: Robert Greifeld - Lessons Learned From A Decade Of Change As CEO Of NASDAQ

Robert Greifeld served as the CEO of Nasdaq from 2003 to 2016. During his tenure, Bob led Nasdaq through a series of complex, innovative acquisitions that extended the company’s footprint from a single U.S. equity exchange to a global exchange and technology solutions provider, nearly quadrupling revenue, growing annual operating profits by more than 24 times and achieving a market value of over $11 billion. He is the author of a new book called: Market Mover: Lessons from a Decade of Change at Nasdaq. 

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Commonalities of leaders who sustain excellence: "Once you achieve competency, they're on a daily battle with complacency." Always looking forward - never resting on laurels A mindset that: "Success in the past is no guarantee that success will happen in the future." Self reflection is important for self awareness: "Being focused on the present doesn't preclude self reflection." Has being rich made you happy?  "Wealth makes you more secure?" How to balance family time and work time? "Balance is a dangerous word.  I prefer having an integrated life instead."  "I made a rule that I did no business dinners unless I was doing the selling." Make multiple short trips instead of longer ones... Only miss seeing your family for a day or two at a time Bob describes the story of how he was recruited to NASDAQ and why he took the job... During the interview process, he shared the five things he would do within the first 100 days: Get right people on board Reduce bureaucracy Embrace fiscal discipline Overhaul technology Stop being satisfied with number 2 Have to have the right people on the bus Bob met with many people prior to starting as the CEO of NASDAQ:  "I fired a lot of people before 8:00am on the first day I started.  I did a lot of work prior to starting to learn who was going to buy in." "Good morale in a bad organization is not a good thing." With promotions, live by the 80/20 rule: "We tried to promote 80% from within our organization." "When interviewing people from the outside, the odds of being wrong are higher." Qualities to look for in people to promote: Positive attitude/energy -- "Happy campers" Pure skills How well do they play with others? Won't tolerate prima donnas How to be a great leader? Must be in front of your customers Stand in the shoes of your people Do a lot of individual contributor work "Don't be a conference room pilot" -- Don't spend all your time in meetings Learned knowledge vs. Lived knowledge Learned: "Don't know what's coming, you just learned it." Lived: "You've sat in the seat, you can see around corners." Acquisitions: Geography - If location is near us, that helps Industry - If it's the same industry, just smaller, that helps Overall advice: Never had a career path or end goal Wanted to do something that energized me "I'll do that job well." "Don't focus on climbing the mythical career ladder." "Don't take a job to just get another job." Why leave NASDAQ? "I like controlling my schedule." The benefits of growing up with blue collar parents.  His dad worked for the Post Office, he was always upbeat and believe that life can be better.

338: Jason Fried - How To Create The Ideal Company Culture (It Doesn't Have To Be Crazy At Work)

Nov 11, 2019 01:08:47

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Episode #338: Jason Fried

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Jason Fried is the founder & CEO at Basecamp. He's the co-author of Getting Real, Remote, REWORK, and It Doesn't Have To Be Crazy At Work.  Basecamp is a privately-held Chicago-based company committed to building the best web-based tools possible with the least number of features necessary.
Their blog, Signal vs. Noise, is read by over 100,000 people every day. Jason believes there's real value and beauty in the basics. Elegance, respect for people's desire to simply get stuff done, and honest ease of use are the hallmarks of Basecamp products.

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Commonalities of leaders who sustain excellence: Willingness/ability to know what's the work worth doing The skill to discern what's important How to develop that skill? Must become a good auditor of your time.  Practice.  Look back on what you've done.  Analyze what you do? Discern what's worth it. Remote work: Basecamp has 56 employees in 30 cities around the world... Why remote? "You don't want the best people, you want the right people."  The odds of all the right people living near your headquarters is small. The business started in Chicago with three people. They hired DHH to be their first programmer.  He lived in Denmark.  Then they hired someone in Utah.  "It just worked.  We didn't worry about where, just wanted to find the right people." Jason never writes a business plan -- No 1, 3, or 5 year plan.  They work in six week project increments. Why? "Planning is simply guessing.  Setting your course over a guess doesn't seem like a good idea.  We have an idea of where we're headed, but we work in six week chunks." What Jason learned from Jeff Bezos:  "People who were right often changed their minds." --> Be willing to change your mind when better evidence presents itself. The "anti-goal" mindset: "(Financial) Goals are made up. There's nothing about them that's true.  They are guesses... Made up numbers." "Asking if I hit the goal is the wrong question.  Asking if I enjoyed the run is the better question." "One of the problems with setting goals is you are a different person when you set them than when they need to be met."  You grow, evolve, and change. "Too many companies focus on numbers instead of their customers." --> That is because they have number based goals to hit.  It can ruin the customer experience (Jason had a terrible experience trying to cancel his satellite radio service) Qualities Jason looks for when making hiring decisions: Communicate clearly - "You must be a great writer."  Much of their communication is done in writing.  "We look at the cover letter first.  That must be good.  If that's not well written, then we do not look at the resume." Quality of character - "You must be a good person.  We hire people that we want to be with.  No ego.  We like to hire people that use "we" and "us" instead of "I" Must be able to give and take feedback - Need to be coachable.  "For designers, we give them a project to do in the interview process and then we provide them feedback.  If they can't handle it, we will not hire them." Transition from individual contributor to leader... How to do it well? "It is REALLY hard. Very few people are born being good managers." "Come to terms that you can no longer do everything." Advice Jason got from Tobi (CEO of Shopify) - "As the CEO, you are working on longer term strategic initiatives.  You don't get to feel the day-to-day progress that people lower in the organization feel."  Need to get comfortable with that. Some of the benefits at Basecamp: Fully paid vacation every year for all employees ($5K), 3 day weekends all summer, $1K/year in continuing education outside of your job, $100/month for a massage, $100/month gym membership, $2K/year charity match, paid in the top 10% of your salary range as if you lived in San Francisco (even though no employees live in San Francisco) Why do it? "It's the right thing to do.  I wanted to start a business that I wanted to work at.  We're a company that cares about service." "People are not the place to save money.  They are the place to spend money." "Give people their time.  A contiguous block of time every day to do their work."  Don't muddle it up with meetings in the middle of that time. "I'll work hard now so I can relax later" is not the optimal way to live.  Create the habits now to enjoy it as you go.  "Later" is where intentions go to die.  "When calm starts early, calm becomes the habit."

337: Scott H. Young - How To Become An Ultra-Learner

Nov 4, 2019 01:04:50

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Episode #337: Scott H. Young - How To Become An Ultra Learner

Scott Young is a writer who undertakes interesting self-education projects, such as attempting to learn MIT's four-year computer science curriculum in twelve months and learning four languages in one year. Scott incorporates the latest research about the most effective learning methods and the stories of other ultralearners like himself—among them Ben Franklin, Judit Polgár, and Richard Feynman, as well as a host of others, such as little-known modern polymaths like Nigel Richards who won the World Championship of French Scrabble—without knowing French.  He is the author of the best-selling book, UltraLearning.

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Commonalities of leaders who sustain excellence: Understand how excellence works Learning, constantly thinking about the process of improving Being interested in learning new things... Scott finds the mind fascinating Encountering things that people have done that are jaw dropping Projects: Why he failed to learn French as an exchange student "Simple decisions you make early on can have big consequences." Because he didn't go all in and immerse himself in the language, he always reverted back to his native tongue Go for inversion from the beginning.  This is why he did the "year without English." "Doing the hard thing makes it easier in the long run, it accelerates skills more quickly" UltraLearning - A strategy for acquiring skills and knowledge that is both self-directed and intense As a manager, recognize that there are many different skills you can possess to be successful... Know what you need to be good at.  Break it down to the component skills... Have a process Get better at each important skill Think: "What would it be like to be amazing at this?" Tristan de Montebello:  He wanted to learn a new skill that was completely outside of his current skill set (he's a musician) Instead of learning another instrument, he chose to become a world class public speaker He started as an amateur and ended as a finalist for a public speaking championship. How?  He got on stage twice a day, took improv class, and compressed the process. "He made the conscious decision to become excellent."  And then executed... Process for a person who has a full time job/family/mortgage: This doesn't need to be a full time endeavor "How are you using every minute of every day?" Take on intensive bursts Follow your curiosity and obsessions Ramit Sethi -- "See the game being played around you" Principles: Spend time figuring out the best way to learn what you want to learn.  What tools and resources are available? Drill, attack your weakest point.  Sometimes you shouldn't learn a skill (ex: fixing your car... Hire a mechanic instead) Every complicated skill has components Test to learn Repeated review - read over and over Free recall - read the text once, then close the book.  Try to recall what you learned.  In an experiment, free recall learners retained more.  PRACTICE remembering something.  It impacts how you process information. Anders Ericsson - Deliberate practice: In 40% of the cases, feedback hurt.  Task oriented feedback works best. How we process feedback is most important "If you're doggedly trying to be an ultra learner and sustain excellence, emotional consequences are important..." Born with it vs. Ability to learn: Anyone has the ability to learn anything Everyone has their own abilities, their own pace. Recognize your capacity to improve but don't compare to others Life advice: Read more books - It expands your mind Meet more interesting people - Subtlety informs choices, expands group you meet Go do ambitious things - bold projects Why joining The Learning Leader Circle is a good idea

336: Neil Pasricha - How To Build Resilience & Live An Intentional Life

Oct 27, 2019 01:12:45

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Episode #336: Neil Pasricha: How To Build Resilience & Live An Intentional Life

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How To Build Resilience & Live An Intentional Life

NEIL PASRICHA is the the author of six books including: The Book of Awesome, a spinning rolodex of simple pleasures based on his 100-million-hit, award-winning blog 1000 Awesome Things, The Happiness Equation, originally written as a 300-page love letter to his unborn son on how to live a happy life, Awesome Is Everywhere, an interactive introduction to guided meditation for children, and How To Get Back Up, a memoir of failure and resilience released as an Audible Original. His latest book is called You Are Awesome. His books are New York Times and #1 international bestsellers and have sold millions of copies across dozens of languages.  His first TED talk “The 3 A’s of Awesome” is ranked one of the 10 Most Inspiring of all time.

Notes:

Commonalities of leaders who sustain excellence: They read a lot They unplug regularly - "the genesis for all my best ideas." "Create untouchable time" for yourself The CEO of Wal-Mart -- How did he create this time? He's the CEO BECAUSE he always made this part of his way of operating. Neil worked in a senior level corporate role for Wal-Mart for 10 years His side hustle was writing and speaking
He didn't quit his job until he had successfully built his side hustle for eight years! Ask yourself two questions: Which of these two decisions will I regret not doing more on your death bed? What will you do if it fails? The farmer with one horse fable: A farmer had only one horse. One day, his horse ran away. His neighbors said,“I’m so sorry. This is such bad news. You must be so upset.” The man just said,“We’ll see.” A few days later, his horse came back with twenty wild horses following. The man and his son corralled all twenty-one horses. His neighbors said, “Congratulations! This is such good news.You must be so happy!” The man just said,“We’ll see.” One of the wild horses kicked the man’s only son, breaking both his legs. His neighbors said,“I’m so sorry.This is such bad news. You must be so upset.” The man just said,“We’ll see.” The country went to war, and every able-bodied young man was drafted to fight. The war was terrible and killed every young man, but the farmer’s son was spared since his broken legs prevented him from being drafted. His neighbors said, “Congratulations! This is such good news.You must be so happy!” The man just said, “We’ll see . . .”

What is up with this crazy farmer, right?

Well, what’s up with this crazy farmer is that he has truly developed resilience. He has built up his resilience. He is resilient! He’s steady, he’s ready, and whatever the future brings, we all know he’s going to stare it straight in the face with eyes that scream,“Bring it on.”

The farmer has come to understand that every skyrocketing pleasure or stomach-churning defeat defines not who he is but simply where he is.

What do most commencement speeches get wrong? Do what you love only if you're willing to accept the pain to continue doing it... The grind.  A lot of small losses add up.  Can you handle the pain that you will need to endure to do what you love? Is it better to be a big fish in a small pond? Yes.  Academic research shows it benefits you even up to 10 years after you leave the pond... Don't but the $5m condo in NYC.  Continue to find places where you can purposefully win. Rig the game to win. "Different is better than better." Add a dot-dot-dot... Neil's mom: "I always just added the word yet to everything..."  It's not a NO, it's a "not yet." You have to just "keep going." The two minute morning routine that takes the worry out of waking up: In your journal write three things: I will let go of... I am grateful for... I will focus on... Neil's goal setting: Set the lowest possible goals.  Set goals that you will hit. "Extrinsic goals don't work."   Why joining The Learning Leader Circle is a good idea

335: Deconstructing The Art & Science Of Public Speaking With Jay Acunzo

Oct 23, 2019 58:06

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Episode #335: Deconstructing The Art & Science Of Public Speaking With Jay Acunzo

This is another bonus episode with my friend, Jay Acunzo.  We deconstruct the art and science of public speaking in this bonus episode. "I'm trying to help you see something different that fundamentally changes your work for the better."

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The goal: Help your audience see something different that fundamentally changes their work for the better. Everything I'm doing (when speaking) is helping you get from where you're at to where you want to be. How to put a talk together: Prompt driven -- Anticipate the questions that will be asked and answer them. The coaching of Andrew Davis for Jay... "He's been really instrumental in helping me build a speaking business "The Dialog Outline" -- You break up a talk you're giving into it's component pieces making it a modular talk. "You're sharing the things others need to hear at the right moment they need to hear it... So they're anticipating what comes next..." Put yourself in situations to "talk out your thoughts" to generate ideas... "Learn through speaking."  Process to prepare: The value of rehearsal -- Is it needed?  How much? Memorization vs. knowing your content cold → How to not sound like a robot, but still remember what to say? Visual aids (PowerPoint, Keynote) -- "If I need the slides, I'm not ready." - Jay.  Slides should be use to reinforce the message.  You should never need to look at them.  They are there to be additive to your message for your audience.   The 30 seconds before going on stage?  The optimal self talk... Interesting to hear the dramatic difference between Jay's approach and mine... Get emotionally cross-faded.  "Wow, I get to do this.  This is so cool." (The words Jay says to himself the instant before he goes on stage."  And then... "Watch this." Assuring people that "I'm going to have some serious fun." "Get ready... I'm about to put on a show." -- Use your excitement and confidence to serve the audience. How to start a speech:  What to do and what NOT to do: The first part of the speech is the shared goal - "What does everyone in the room want?" "The Vanguard." - The front line you send out to begin the attack... Do NOT start by saying, "I'm so excited to be here."  Of course you're excited.  Don't waste that time.  It's too important to wander into the speech. Speaking Framework: (Mine: story → science → practical application) Story -- People remember stories Science -- Empirical evidence/data to support the story Application -- This is what it means for YOU Storytelling -- How to become a better storyteller?  Great storytellers can rule the world... Give a "feature story" -- And then reveal your hidden truth. And then break it down into a methodology. Engaging the audience - some speakers walk in the crowd, some ask questions regularly… The optimal ways to engage the audience The element of surprise -- How to create ‘moments’ for the audience (surprise, ‘aha’ etc)?  How to ensure you are enlightening them and not just regurgitating stuff they already know... The keys to Q & A and why it should never be the last thing you do on stage... Film the audience to see their reaction to your message... Study that to see what hits. How to add humor appropriately Coaching/feedback -- The intentional actions taken to ensure improvement.  Why you should have a coach.  Who is your kitchen cabinet? For corporate world mid-level managers who have to do QBR’s (quarterly business reviews) -- How can they make those more exciting?  (Most are dreadfully boring full of random stats, charts, bar graphs, etc) Study the 'intentionality' of stand up comedians.  Everything you say is for a specific reason. Be thoughtful and intentional with your actions. Persuasive presentations have logos, ethos, and pathos (from Talk Like TED) Logos - Backing up your argument with data Ethos - Credibility of the speaker  Pathos - Establish an emotional connection

334: Yancey Strickler - Using The Power Of Metaphors (This Could Be Our Future)

Oct 20, 2019 01:10:30

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#334 Yancey Strickler

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Yancey Strickler is a writer and entrepreneur. He is the cofounder and former CEO of Kickstarter and author of This Could Be Our Future: A Manifesto for a More Generous World.Yancey has been recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People. He’s spoken at the Museum of Modern Art, Sundance and Tribeca Film Festivals, Web Summit, and events around the globe. 

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Commonalities of leaders who sustain excellence: Selflessness - "You have to get over yourself first" Have strength to know what's important Flexible It requires more time living into the minds of other people - "Not necessarily compassion, but 'what's going on with them?'" Curiosity - A desire to know more Amazon thinks 'customer maximization' - thinking in the best interest of the customer How to get hired for the next management role? Spend 1 hour a day with your current team -- Learn from them.  What's really going on? Be the "go to" person for important objectives What was Day 1 as the CEO of KickStarter like? "I remember the new fancy office... I needed to set proper expectations." "People need to know how to make decisions" "The weight I felt as a new CEO was very high" The "on-me-ness was so high" - A huge responsibility that was felt The skill of "sandwiching ideas" -- Using metaphors to put together different ideas Japanese cuisine "Hara Hachi Bu: stop eating when you’re 80% full so that you're still hungry for tomorrow." We shouldn't overfull ourselves because there is always something to learn tomorrow "My brain is really good at storing and making connections." "As a CEO/Leader, you need to be able to speak in metaphors to bring more oxygen to the situation..." How can we all do this? Read --> Write it down --> Take notes of something interesting "Metaphors are powerful." The power of story --> science --> application During his time at KickStarter, they grew from 70 employees to 155 in just a few years... What did Yancey look for in candidates? Selflessness, servant mindset "When they shared accomplishments, did they use 'we' or 'I'?  We like the people who use 'we'" Mission driven Honest Not afraid to share bad news "Whenever I found myself having to talk myself into something and overlook a red flag, I often found that was a mistake." Why did he leave KickStarter? "I got tired, it took the energy out of me.  It was my identity for a decade..." Had a rough 360 review (full review of people above, beside, and below him in the organization) "One morning, I got to the door to leave my house, and I could not do it.  I broke down crying to my wife and said, 'I don't want to be a CEO today.'" Why writing is so beneficial: Forces clarity of thought "It forces you to accept rejection and just roll." Why write a manifesto(the book)? "I gave a talk, had it transcribed, put it online, and it went viral." When deciding to work for himself: "I need to treat myself as if I'm a company." -- How to properly plan and strategize as a solo entrepreneur "I wrote down five options... One of them was writing a book.  I chose that option." A publisher said to Yancey, "You don't need to hide. Your book is good enough without all the fancy artwork." Going against the grain: "I'm challenging the dominant ethos of our time." Bentoism - A balanced view of what's in our rational self-interest as inspired by the layout of a Japanese lunchbox. Now me, future me, now us, future us.  The four quadrants... Do you want do this in a small group with Yancey? Email me How Adele did this? She used an algorithm to measure how loyal a fan was.  She used that information to help them get tickets at a decent price instead of the extraordinary prices on the secondary market. This is both emotional and rational.  It's possible to be done for all of us. Life advice: Yancey originally felt like a failure because he didn't identify with what the magazine covers were telling him: He didn't feel the urge to want to crush his competitors.  It's hard to be aware of the water you swim in... Have awareness... Be curious, read a lot. Have a plan... An idea of where to go.  Understand new values. Use the "Get To Know You Document" Why joining The Learning Leader Circle is a good idea

333: Chris Savage - How To Bet On Yourself & Scale Through Creativity (The Wistia Way)

Oct 13, 2019 58:42

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#333: Chris Savage - How To Bet On Yourself & Scale Through Creativity

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Chris Savage is the co-founder and CEO of Wistia, a web-based video hosting solution built for businesses. He founded the company in 2006 with the goal of helping businesses effectively market their products or services in a smarter way through video. Under Savage’s leadership and vision, Wistia has experienced 100 percent growth over the past three years, expanding the company’s client portfolio to more than 110,000 users in more than 50 countries, including companies such as HubSpot, MailChimp and Starbucks.

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Commonalities of leaders who sustain excellence: Voracious learners - "they celebrate learning more" Crave feedback - a strong desire to improve - "They are wired to want that" Patrick Campbell - "He's trying hard to learn as fast as possible" Chris's process for continual improvement: Placing people in his life to push him "I go to them to push my thinking" Block time to think - "Being busy is not a sign of success" Spend time with customers and employees Enjoying the process: "It was stimulating and exciting.  It took us a year to get our first paying customer." The business was funded by savings.  They kept their expenses very low Key to a successful partnership: Ensure values are aligned - "These are intrinsic" Know that everything takes longer than you think Have a decision making framework - Demystify the process to make big decisions The product strategies/options: Operational efficiency - The cheapest (No, this is not optimal) Product leadership - Be different Customer intimacy - This will solve customer problems Their values: Long term company thinking Creativity Presentation - An elevated experience. Aesthetics matter. Simplicity Hiring - "Hiring is everything."  Qualities he looks for: "How are people intrinsically motivated?" "Are they excited about the craft, the challenge?" Give them a real-life problem to solve -- And see how they handle it/resolve it Inside their process to hire a VP of People: Clearly define what success is in the role Do a project after the first round of interviews - "Do the job, get critiqued." Build out strategy - Not a perfect plan, but have a process Meet with management team, present the plan. Building your network: "Take the weight of your friends.  You're the average of them." Be proactive who you want to be --> Look for people who challenge you. Reflect on that... Tactically: Make connections with people who you admire.  People like honest, sincere compliments.  Tell them WHY they inspire you Financials: Raised angle round of $650K.  Then $800K.  All individual angels.  No venture.  They have $10m in revenue. Crisis: "We were losing this money, we weren't having fun anymore... People tried to buy us." They raised debt to do a buy back... "I felt amazing." Wistia: Creative risk taking Have to scare self - made a feature length documentary Host of the Brandwagon show "Take risks that scare you" Growth and profitability aren't mutually exclusive - "Focus on building products and experiences that people love... Growth follows." Use the "Get To Know You Document" Why joining The Learning Leader Circle is a good idea

 

332: David Brixey & Doug Meyer LIVE! - How To Build & Sustain A Great Partnership

Oct 6, 2019 01:02:48

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Ep # 332: David Brixey & Doug Meyer LIVE! - How To Build A Business From The Ground Up

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This episode was recorded in front of 150 of our closest friends, family, and clients in Dayton, Ohio.

Doug Meyer formed Brixey & Meyer alongside Dave Brixey with a dream to give clients a different way of working with their tax professionals. In his role as Managing Director, Doug serves as a trusted business advisor to Business Owners, CEOs, CFOs and Boards of Advisors, driving value and accountability in the following strategic areas: succession & ownership planning, strategic planning, owners agreement structures, compensation planning, family business advisory & issue mediation, professional management practices, mergers & acquisition strategy, and family charter implementation.

David Brixey formed Brixey & Meyer with Doug Meyer in 2002 utilizing his insatiable entrepreneurial spirit and his financial skills gained at Ernst & Young. He is also the co-founder and Managing Director of Brixey Meyer Capital, a lower middle market private investment firm.  Since 2008, Dave has been personally involved in investing in small business to lower middle market as well as venture capital.

Brixey & Meyer is recognized as a leading provider of accounting and business advisory services in the Midwest.

331: Ryan Holiday - How Will You Choose To Respond? (Stillness Is The Key)

Sep 29, 2019 01:03:30

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Episode #331: Ryan Holiday - Stillness Is The Key

RYAN HOLIDAY is one of the world's foremost thinkers and writers on ancient philosophy and its place in everyday life. He is a sought-after speaker, strategist, and the author of many bestselling books including The Obstacle Is the Way; Ego Is the Enemy; and The Daily Stoic. His books have been translated into over 30 languages and sold over two million copies worldwide. He lives outside Austin, Texas, with his family. His latest book is called Stillness Is The Key.

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Commonalities of leaders who sustain excellence = They look at the whole picture They have the ability to zoom out They have balance Driven, skilled at what they do, but they do not run unchecked.  This creates happiness. Highly disciplined Temperance - Integrated into life The word enough: Balance - "We're definitely going to be forgotten."  It's important to have the quiet time to do the work.  And you have to love doing it. Michael Jordan's hall of fame speech: "It's so misguided.  The problem with proving people wrong is eventually you do it.  And it's never enough.  Rather, you should choose to prove your own potential right.  Did I leave it all on the page?  Did I fulfill my own standards?" I choose to prove my supporters right instead of allowing detractors to take up space in my head The higher power was the logos - the path of the universe... The stoics acknowledged fate and fortune and the power these forces had over them. Marcus Lattimore (RB from South Carolina and the NFL) - He said, "The career ending injury I had was the best thing that ever happened to me." Decide how you will choose to respond.  Make the choice to make a positive difference in people's lives. The impact of father hood has had on Ryan: "You realize how powerless you are as a parent.  It's humbling and eye opening." The WHO - the power of relationships It's a team.  It requires balance.  Both players must flourish independently: "Accomplishments are not part of the identity of the relationship I have with Sam (his wife).  She doesn't give a shit how many books I sell." "I have an inner scoreboard and hold myself to those standards." The value of a daily journal - The process, the ritual, the routine is helpful. The act of the devotion.  Quiet time everyday, provides energy in the morning.  "A routine becomes a ritual over time." Journaling one line a day for five years: It's the process of warming up, talking to self, verbalizing fears Thoughtfulness - "Interrogate yourself at the end of each day." -- This is what Churchill did Hitler said, "I recognized the correctness of my views."  That's not wisdom, it's insanity.  Don't do that. Privately, Abraham Lincoln with racked with doubt. The epidemic of ego easily mistakes for confidence and strength Stillness - What we're working towards.  We need it to think clearly.  We need to rest. Must be fully in the moment Momento Mori - "Get in the moment" Speaking routine - Wear the same clothes, workout before, listen to the same music, manage energy, funnel focus, and know that the material helps people Use the "Get To Know You Document" Why joining The Learning Leader Circle is a good idea

 

330: Deconstructing The Art & Science Of Interviewing With Jay Acunzo

Sep 25, 2019 01:14:53

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#330: Deconstructing The Art & Science Of Interviewing With Jay Acunzo

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This is a special bonus episode focusing on deconstructing the art and science of interviewing.  You will hear learning happening in real time.  Jay Acunzo and I go a meta-level to better understand how to better improve our conversation ability, how to be better in an interview.  "Interviewing is a skill that enhances your life in a pleasant and unexpected way."  This is focused on how you can ask better questions, be more interesting and more interested, and become a better conversationalist.

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The meta level of deconstructing the process of making the work is rare... "I experience the most flow when it's quiet, nitty-gritty work.  Those minute are profoundly rewarding for me." What makes a great interview? An open loop -- Start telling the story, but wait to close the loop until later to build intrigue... The difference between a narrative style show and an interview getting to know someone: A story is three parts - The intent of the story: The "Joseph Campbell Heroes Journey" 1) Status Quo 2) Conflict 3) Resolution Bucket of questions: "Tell me about X..." "How did it make you feel?" The analysis and the reflection Change your mindset: "You're not an interviewer, you're a dance partner." "The only thing that matters is that you lead.  Everything else is little subtle moves to get people to go to where you want to go." "It's not a constant march forward. Instead, think of it like a dance. There are some steps back, steps forward, steps to the side — all packaged together in one coherent experience, with lots of zig-zagging and subtle steps inside those boundaries." Open ended questions: “Tell me about X” gets you story details, while “how did it feel when” gets you key moments of reflection and analysis. Both are crucial. Clip #1 -- JJ Redick  He says “great question” — what would make someone interviewed as often as a pro athlete say that? How to prep for an interview for someone who is interviewed all the time? Built a basic rapport leading up to the interview -- Discussed sports, restaurants, podcasting, interviewing.  Developed a "friend" level of communication Create an environment where the guest wants it to be a great show Good follow up questions: Ask for an example... Asking, "How did that make you feel?" "What's your process?" --> Then be a deep, thoughtful listener to ask a follow up. Stay on the same level with your dance partner - Don't be a guest "worshiper" When following up, there are a few things you can do: 1) Distill 2) Disagree 3) Ask the next question... During an interview, the best question you can ask: "How did that make you feel?" It enables them to get in an emotional lane (away from canned responses) Testing the levels on the microphone -- Don't waste that opportunity.  Engineer the guest, the human -- You need them to feel like we're hanging out and excited about the interview.  Make it fun.  What to ask instead: "I'm going to check your levels, do you have any pets at home?" "What would be your last meal on earth?" -- It helps people break out of their corporate drone mode.  The question is about the person, on a human plane. Create a safe space for them to share their truth. "I'm not a journalist, I'm a conversationalist." Clip #2 -- Adam Savage How did he get on the show? Working with a PR firm to book a guest -- A great PR person like Brent Underwood only recommends guests that are a good fit for the show. Ask questions that you are genuinely curious about -- I am curious about someone's process and it's always led me to a useful follow up... The issue is sometimes a "process" oriented question is the guest can answer with a generality... How to wiggle out of that? Look at the acknowledgement section of their book to get ideas for important people/events in their life to ask about... Mental Heuristics: Tell me about, 30,000 feet, go to a specific example... The third question is "Putting them in a box:" -- " From Jay: Heuristics to tell great AUDIO stories: Tell me about... How did you feel when (or, how did that feel?) Can you give me an example? (Superlatives) Best, worst, funniest, scariest, hardest, least certain, favorite, etc... (Dig for emotional moments) Clip #3 -- Brian Koppelman How to handle nerves -- Work to get settled in.  Get through the initial conversation point... Give people a genuine compliment for why you like their work -- Tell people why their work helps you Hidden Gems: Interplay between your intent for the work and your framework for it: "My goal is to engineer an outcome, but I have an intent I don't want to become The Bachelor in Paradise." Have self and situational awareness.  We carry with us good intent to serve the audience.  Don't let the framework or engineering supersede the original intent. The two types of interviews: 1) The person, their story... 2) Their content The best conversations are able to weave both together and smoothly bounce back and forth Learn about the person AND learn about the topic that he has mastered -- Master that dance between both -- I need to give you something that is going to make you better. Use the "Get To Know You Document" Why joining The Learning Leader Circle is a good idea

329: Kindra Hall - How Storytelling Can Influence Audiences & Transform Your Business

Sep 22, 2019 56:06

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Ep #329: Kindra Hall

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Kindra Hall is President and Chief Storytelling Officer at Steller Collective, a consulting firm focused on the strategic application of storytelling to today’s communication challenges. Kindra is one of the most sought after keynote speakers trusted by global brands to deliver presentations that inspire teams and individuals to better communicate the value of their company, their products and their individuality through strategic storytelling.  Kindra is a former Director of Marketing and VP of Sales. Her much anticipated book, Stories That Stick, will be published on September 24, 2019.

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Why is storytelling so important? It's how we learn, how we connect Your team needs to know you, and like you (stories do that when you tell them well) You can learn breadth/depth of a person through a story A story is NOT: A bullet point resume A list of information Stating the mission statement The objective A story = The small moments when mission is in a specific place and time... When something happens. The four components of a story: Place and time: "a moment" Identifiable characters - must see people Authentic emotion - Relatable to audience Specific details - Draw audience in to the co-creative process Opening story of her book: In Slovenia at Thanksgiving: The power of the sales clerk's ability to tell a story compelled Kindra and her husband to buy Why did the story work? It drew you in with powerful moments and emotion It had suspense - "I want to know what's going to happen..." People will give you their attention when you're telling a compelling story It brought them to places through vivid descriptions How to better start a meet at work: First, realize it's a skill you can develop Take a step back, think of the higher level message -- "What's the overall theme?" "When have I seen this in action?"  Why was it compelling? Make a list of nouns: People in life you've had to communicate with (bosses, friends, colleagues) Find moments and stories from those people... Understand the characters of the story Think: "What do I want my audience to think, feel, know, and do at the end of this story?" Use the "bystander story" - Stories of others that you make yours Remember the goal is to create connection This becomes your story... Through your eyes How to handle price conversations? Move from dollars and cents to value -- "They need to feel the pain of if they didn't have this thing I'm selling." Our decisions are not always based on logic, they are based on ideas Use the "Get To Know You Document" Why joining The Learning Leader Circle is a good idea

328: Joel Peterson - How To Build The Bonds That Make A Business Great

Sep 15, 2019 43:45

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#328: Joel Peterson -- Joel Peterson is the Chairman of the Board at JetBlue Airways. He has served on more than three dozen boards over the past 45 years.  Joel is also the Founding Partner and Chairman of Peterson Partners, a Salt Lake City-based investment management firm with $1 billion under management. Peterson Partners has invested in over 200 companies through 13 funds in four primary asset classes: growth-oriented private equity, venture capital, real estate, and search funds.  Since 1992, Joel Peterson has taught courses in real estate, entrepreneurship, and leadership at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. 

Sustaining excellence = They are trusted, credible, and dependable -- They "build a high trust organization" It doesn't happen naturally.  You must be intentional about it Why is it so hard to build a trusting organization? "People are weary.  Trust is critical.  You must do what you say you are going to do." "Trust is not being gullible.  Trust is a hard edged concept." It's three parts: Character Competence Authority How to build a culture of trust? Listen -- Capture what your team is saying through 1 on 1 conversations.  Understand common values, goals, strategies Reframe the dashboard -- What does winning look like? Make sure it is clearly defined.  What's the current level of trust in the organization? How to run an effective meeting: Have a purpose, the right people in the room, and follow up assignments. Have pre-work.  It must be done.  Go through each individual member.  "Build trust by the process." How to run a town-hall: Listen carefully, repeat it.  FOLLOW UP and take action. How to handle broken trust? Fix breaches immediately. "Bad news doesn't get better with age." -- "Don't let grass grown under your feet." "Trust decreases transaction costs." -- Everything is faster when there is trust. "You can't do good business with bad people." Interview process: Understand the decision points Determine roles/responsibilities as a team Check references The most important decisions you will make is who you hire and who you fire There must be a vividly clear picture of what success is: Break down the details: Who is the champion? Time frame? Budget? -- Measure all of them to ensure all involved know what success is. Do a post-mortem: What went well? What didn't? Why? Keep your team informed: "Err on the side of over-communication." "Write a partner letter every two weeks.  Keep everyone updated." For JetBlue, there is a weekly meeting update -- a "State of the Union" for the 24,000 employees Create a learning organization -- Foster an environment where there is a love for learning. Strive for win-win negotiations Each is part of a series -- Think long term You must be fair in order to do many deals Art of the compromise -- Don't be zero sum.  You'll build a reputation and nobody will want to work with you. Embrace respectful conflict -- Create an environment where people can open disagree.  This helps people refine their ideas and make them better. Advice for husbands/dads: Be there as a cheerleader, not a policeman Be a listener, make sure you understand "Love is the most powerful force in the world." Use the "Get To Know You Document" Why joining The Learning Leader Circle is a good idea

 

327: Marc Roberge - How To Create Fans For Life (O.A.R.)

Sep 8, 2019 01:04:17

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#327: Marc Roberge

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Marc Roberge is lead singer and rhythm guitar player for O.A.R. (Of A Revolution).  He also is their primary songwriter and has been described by his band-mates as, "Our Leader." He formed the band with his best friend (and drummer) Chris Culos for an 8th grade talent show 23 years ago in Rockville, Maryland.  I first saw him play at a college bar called "First Run" on the Miami University campus in Oxford, OH my freshman year (2000).  Since then, O.A.R. has gone on to sell out Madison Square Garden.  We recorded this episode in Austin, Texas next to the stage at Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater.

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The importance of persistence and why Our 20-year history – Watch them playing at First Run in Oxford, OH – The journey from small college bars to selling out Madison Square Garden Chose Ohio State because they have the most bars in a small area – Earned the Buckeye National Scholarship “Money was not part of the equation at the beginning.  We just needed enough to keep the van gassed up.” The primary reason why you’re so happy it goes well is so you get to keep doing it. Two initial goals: Finish college and build the band. – The band started in 8th grade for a talent show. “We wanted to get on the road, scrape our knee, and build to sustain. It was never about money; it was about gaining ground.  Moving forward, progressing.” The first word to describe Marc from other members of the band: “Leader.” – What it means to be a leader of creative people… The stages of Marc’s leadership: 1st Stage: Driven completely by the vision of wanting to make music out wandering the world.  “I wanted to make these songs because they made me feel good.  I wanted to be out with my friends and empower each other.” 2nd Stage: “It becomes our vision.” – “You may no longer provide the best leadership, so you need to empower people in your camp to lead.  In order to be in the drier seat, you have to know what other people’s superpowers are so each one can flourish.  3rd Stage: Chris (the drummer) – He nudged the group forward to a rebirth.  Became motivated to get back in the driver seat and now he had amazing co-pilots who had their own creative genius.  “Realize the powers of those around you and harness that. That was the afterburners for us.  It’s built out of mutual respect and admiration for each other.”  “Being a leader has to show that things aren’t always going to go great.  You must maintain, be composed, don’t flail your arms around.  Move forward.” Respectful disagreement:  How to decide which song to open with at Madison Square Garden… How to make decisions through disagreement?  “I know when I’m wrong, I know when I’m right too.  Good ideas… It’s a self-filtering system.  You have to listen, be open to others.  In that moment, it was perfect.” “A part of leadership is knowing when you’re wrong and when the other idea is better and move on.” “When one of your heroes is standing next to you and says, “I really like this,” that impacts you.  “I was wrong and wasn’t thinking of the big picture. It was selfish.” How to handle people who don’t like your work? Story: Opening for Dave Matthews Band at The Gorge – The entire front row turned their back in protest of the opening act.  “I get angry.  My new goal was to get them to turn around.  It’s a lesson: You can either get hurt or say, “I get to play my songs at the Gorge.  Eventually they will respect us.” Giving a TED Talk: Authenticity – Being real, true to yourself.  “Everything I’ve created has stemmed from a few nostalgic pin-pointed childhood memories. I’ve tried to build my whole life to tell those stories of what we can do when we’re together.”  Fans for Life: “We were living a life we’ve dreamt of.” The resistance of chasing approval of others – “That theme is rooted in unabashedly telling a story about where you come from.  Sticking to the same morals we were instilled with since growing up.”  “I’m not seeking approval because we aren’t adjusting music to fit in, we play what makes us feel good.” Chasing your curiosity and obsessions with great rigor – How to create a life to do that?  “My dream is we’ve built something that allows us something time to create.  Keep working on live shows to continue to play them.  We love them.  If you don’t play 5 nights a week, it won’t be there for you.  You have to get the reps. Sustained excellence:  Commonalities: 1) Drive 2) Social – Able to work a room, communicate well with others. 3) Willingness to fail – “If you aren’t willing to jump off that edge, you don’t deserve to get it.” Song writing process: “Each song has a different method for me.” “There are moments when I’m walking down the street in NYC and it comes to me.  I’ll run to the studio and quickly record it.  There are so many different styles, but it all has to come from being inspired.” The creative process:  Working with Greg Wattenberg to be a sounding board and offer honest feedback.  “We’ve never changed what we’re doing.  We’ve only built upon it and have always focused on our story.” “People get so confused, they want everything, they want a boat, a house, so much.  We just want to keep going.” Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the band.  “We want to celebrate the fact of a few buddies being together for that time.” “Tell your story.  Don’t be afraid to tell your story.” How to not get complacent and conservative after success?  For fear of failure?  “We take risks every year.  We book a year in advance and we book some locations that we know might not work.  We maintain pressure at all times.” “You have to take calculated risks and create things that may make you a little uncomfortable at first... To move the art form forward.” Gratitude – The importance of John Lampley being added to the band.  “John Lampley is magic.  He brought joy in the room.  His life gratitude, how he looks at opportunity of everything: meals, being alive, we just exercised in the truck and he keeps talking about how good he feels.”  It’s about being grateful for what you have and what you get to do on a daily basis. Practicing all day long – Love the craft.  Loving the process of working on it.  “This is what we do, this is how we operate.”  The mindset of daily improvement. “We feel very lucky to be doing this.  You better earn it and keep it.” Don’t pay attention to what others are doing, Focus on improving your craft. “What they really like about your group is how it makes them feel? General life advice: 46:45 – 47:27 (HERO) “Find something that you truly feel connected to… there’s energy in this world that will tell you when you’re in the right spot. And then work. A lot of people want to be famous, how you going to get there. And then grind.”  Bring joy to yourself and others is life. “Be willing to play anywhere.  Just keep going.” – It’s all about getting the reps. “What you love, go love it.  You might be broke for a while, but you’ll be fulfilled.  It will fill you up.” “Everyone carries around a bucket.  You can fill it up or empty it.” “Find what you love and chase it down.” Preshow ritual: “What is going through your mind the 90 seconds before you go on stage?” – “We have a group huddle.” – “Remember when we were in the basement and we said, one day we’re going to do this.  Remember how happy we were.  We’re here.  Go be a Rockstar.” The feedback received from fans/listeners – That’s the juice that fuels you. Use the "Get To Know You Document" Why joining The Learning Leader Circle is a good idea

326: Jason Zook - Why You Should Own Your Weird

Sep 1, 2019 01:05:48

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#326: Jason Zook

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Jason Zook is an unconventional entrepreneur. Tired of living a life that felt prescribed to him by society, Jason used his out-of-the-box thinking and ingenuity to create multiple profitable Internet-based businesses.  His most-notable business was IWearYourShirt, a company that generated over $1,000,000 by wearing sponsored t-shirts to promote over 1,600 businesses on social media from 2008-2013 before "influencer" was a mainstream term. If that wasn't weird enough, from 2012 and 2013, Jason auctioned off his last name to the highest bidders and made nearly $100,000 doing it. Jason's second book is titled "Own Your Weird." Jason has been featured by The Today Show, CBS Evening News, USA Today, and The New York Times.

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The importance of reviewing previous work... And why it should embarrass you.  That is growth. "Don't compare your starting line to someone else's finish line."  We all started somewhere.  It is a progression. It's important to understand context. Leaders who sustain excellence = They test all of their assumptions on a regular basis They don't accept things as they are... Always trying something new They are extremely curious Have an experimenters mindset They are validated internally -- They don't seek the validation externally.  They are fulfilled from the inside. How to create a mindset to not worry about hitting a best-seller list? Set a low goal (getting the book published) and a high goal (selling 10K copies).  Understand that there is so much out of your control and celebrate hitting the goals that are within your control (writing and publishing the book).  You can't control how many people choose to buy it. The emails received from fans/listeners are the fuel that keeps you going.  The feedback from people you're positively impacting. Properly define success for yourself: You spend a third of your life working.  Make it count. Figure out a way to be see as excellent, out of the box thinker Have a mindset of, "How can I make this better?" Present your plan to your boss/leaders in the company: "Here's my plan, here is how we will do it..." Be proactive.  Make your boss's life easier.  Help them succeed. Rejection:  "When someone says no to you, it doesn't mean you're a bad person.  It's not a reflection of who you are as a person." Understand that "No" means "not yet" most of the time. "Choose Adventure" Not wanting to live the same life that others have lived Example: Moving to a sweet house in Southern California with another couple Challenge assumptions: You don't have to do it the way it's always been done Experiment -- Test --> Reflect, analyze.  Understand what worked, what didn't, and why? Working to live, not living to work How do you schedule your days? Start with living Define what really fills you up --> Prioritize that first.  Put it on your calendar first. Every six months, sit down and prioritize what's important to you. Constraints can be a powerful force.  Parkinson's Law. Set your "enough goals."  -->  "Getting to this number will be enough." "There's always more.  What about enough?" "We don't need to grow our business for growth's sake." "$33,000/month is our enough goal." -- "It's clearly defined.  It's right for us." The process of writing a book live -- Jason learned a lot about himself writing while others were watching. The end of the podcast club:  Email us (Ryan@LearningLeader.com) -- When was the last time you truly showed up as yourself?

325: Ron Ullery - Demanding Excellence, Delayed Gratification, Winning Titles

Aug 25, 2019 01:05:33

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#325: Ron Ullery

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Coach Ron Ullery began his football coaching career at Centerville High School in 1977.  He was the Offensive Coordinator (and play-caller) for my four years as the quarterback for Centerville (1996,1997,1998,1999).  He was promoted to Head Coach in 2000.  In his 14 years as head coach, he compiled a 107-45 record. Eight of his teams advanced to the Division 1 (big school) postseason.  He is currently the Offensive Line coach at Springboro High School.  This episode was recorded in front of the Springboro football team, coaches, and administrative staff.  He's coached high school football for 43 years.

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Leaders who sustain excellence = Understanding how hard it is to be excellent Knowing there are multiple ways to lead (militaristic, fear driven, soft spoken, calm) Must be organized -- Have to set a plan to direct people.  How are we going to get where we want to go? Must have a tremendous work ethic -- Ask the people you're leading to work extremely hard and you must be willing to work even harder Have extremely high expectations, unwilling to ever waiver -- They don't lower expectations to feel good Must have humility -- Can't be all about you A great coach can make a player feel invincible: A great coach sees another level in you.  A level above where you think you can go.  And they push you to go there... Doing things you never dreamed you could possibly do makes you think it's possible. "We are in a era where mediocrity and average is okay." "If you want to, you can lay in bed all day, have your iPad here, your TV with 250 stations, your phone, you can doordash leave your door unlocked...  you never have to do anything." We need to strive to be elite and excellent Being grateful for the hard work -- What it leads to... X & O's are not the most important part of football: "Young people will live up to your expectations or down to your expectations almost all the time." "It's our job to place the level of those expectations." The elite performers hit the level of expectations set and then keep going. The confidence a coach gives his/her players by exhibiting an incredible work ethic: "It has everything to do with making sure I'm prepared.  I want to control what I can control.  I don't want to be the weak link." "To prepare, I need to be in a quiet place.  I became a morning guy in college.  I was majoring in Math.  It was tough." Delayed gratification -- Voluntary hardship: The ability to delay gratification is a super power "Instant gratification is what everyone wants now." -- Foresight: People have less foresight now than they used to.  They have instant access to everything they want at all times "If you are unsuccessful, look in the mirror.  The competition is not real stiff.  If you have some foresight and a strong work ethic, you can do whatever you want. Most people don't have that foresight." The difference between winning teams and losing teams Winning teams: The players were empowered, had ownership. and they (the players) held each other accountable. "You can coach them as hard as you want and they will respond as long as they know you care about them." "It's a lot harder when you care." Why stay as a high school coach? "I love the high school atmosphere.  I love the age, I love everything about high school. I love the challenge.  You take whatever comes in the doors.  There's no recruiting.  You do the best you can with what you're given.  I love everything about these guys." "In my 43 years of coaching, I've never felt like I've had a job." Why offensive line? "It was the biggest learning off-season of my career." "Offensive linemen is by far the hardest position to succeed at.  It's also the most impactful of winning games." "They are the least athletic players on the field by far.  They do the most important job, yet they are the least athletic." "It's a tremendous challenge.  And I love challenges.  I love seeing them succeed." How to earn respect: Must exhibit leadership, mental toughness, and discipline -- "You can't ask anything of anyone else if you're not willing and already doing it yourself." You have to care and it has to show how much you care about people.  You have to do more than other people. Advice to his son Brent Ullery (head coach of Centerville High School): "You have to formulate things you believe in.  You have to have strong beliefs.  Formulate your beliefs not based on what you did when you played, but base them on what you've learned from all of your experiences.  Don't let the outside noise influence you." Framework for continuous improvement and ability adapt: "Listen and learn.  I'm a better learner today than any year of my life.  When I started out coaching I thought I knew everything.  Then I realized I knew nothing." Learning talks with Coach Gregg every morning -- "I would meet him every morning and we would talk about everything.  Some about football, but more about people.  He was a master about human nature and motivating young people." The main idea with continual learning is "you've never arrived." "You've never arrived, you're always becoming." How to effectively lead peers/friends: As a leader, it becomes your responsibility to lift others up and expect more of them -- Sometimes when you have to make difficult choices to prioritize leadership over friendship The moment that Kirk Herbstreit became a leader (he was a quarterback at Centerville High School) It's much easier to follow.  But far less fulfilling.  You have to make the choice to lead daily. The sacrifices made to be accountable to teammates -- Doing everything within your power to maximize your ability Laying the foundation for future generations Having the willingness to go get what you want -- Don't let anything get in your way Use the "Get To Know You Document" Why joining The Learning Leader Circle is a good idea

324: Charles Fishman - How To Create A Culture Of Learning From Failure

Aug 18, 2019 01:05:09

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#324: Charles Fishman

Charles Fishman is the acclaimed author of One Giant Leap, A Curious Mind (with Brian Grazer), The Wal-Mart Effect, and The Big Thirst. He is a three-time winner of the Gerald Loeb Award, the most prestigious prize in business journalism.

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Leaders who sustain excellence = They insist on excellence. "The work needs to be as good as it can be." Getting to the moon was the largest project in the history of civilization Clarity of the mission - Everyone must know the goal Must keep people motivated Standards must be clear - And the reasoning behind each action (intentional) President Kennedy was frustrated with how the U.S. was doing versus the Russians in space.  He needed to make a bold statement.  When it was made, the administration felt there was a 50/50 shot that it could happen. It was important to announce broad goal and the reason behind it "Take the stairs" - Think of it as a blessing. "I get to do this." Not because it is easy, but because it is hard. "A master stroke of leadership because it was a stretch goal, but it wasn't insanity."  It must be balanced. There are tapes of JFK talking scientific discovery where it was obvious he had little understanding of it.  -->  It's important to have people you have confidence in leading areas where you're lacking knowledge. "If JFK wasn't assassinated, we may not have gone to the moon.  He was starting to get cold feet about the cost." The space program created a culture of learning from failure: "Every single failure had to be investigated, understood, and resolved." "No Random Failures" was the motto. "Every failure is a gift." -- There were 14,000 recorded failures in testing. Collaboration -- How to keep so many people aligned?  There were 400,000 people from 20,000 companies working on the Apollo missions! NASA's management style: Clearly defined roles - What are your solutions to the problems? Gave assignments and qualities that needed to be met NASA had a culture where they brought everyone together for in person meetings.  "Every minute of a mission would be walked through." There was transparency and decisions got made. Get people together in person and do something important.  This built camaraderie among the dispirit teams. Bill Tindall -- A mission planning genius on space navigation.  He was also gracious, self-effacing, and had a great sense of humor. Bill respected what others had done, had respect for the mission.  He had the confidence to be calm.  A different person who used a different manner would have been a disaster working with the leaders at MIT. People have to be persuaded to follow you. Both Gene Kranz and Bill Tindall were unafraid to hear input.  They were confident enough to find the right answer (wherever it came from). We are entering the most exciting time in space travel (Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos)

323: Ian Leslie - The Desire To Know & Why Your Future Depends On It

Aug 11, 2019 50:02

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#322: Ian Leslie

Ian Leslie is a London-based journalist and author of critically acclaimed books about human behavior. He is currently writing a new book on “productive disagreement”, which will be published in 2020. Ian also created, wrote and performed in the BBC radio comedy Before They Were Famous.

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Leaders who sustain excellence = Have the ability to think about their own thinking -- Step outside and reflect Know that you'll say "I don't know" frequently Breadth -- A range of interests Interested in building knowledge and an awareness that it might not pay off (and being ok with that) Ian built his life around curiosity -- He was a strategist for ad agencies.  He needed to deeply understand his clients.  That is a job built on curiosity. "I am a curiosity driven writer." Children are born curious... "People are born with habits/knowledge to survive."  And then they stop.  There's no evolutionary impulse to keep going. It becomes a conscious choice to cognitive resources and time The two types of curiosity Diversive: Hunger for new information.  It comes from an information gap.  Agatha Christie understands how to create an information gap to keep you turning the page Epistemic: Desire to acquire knowledge/build/assimilate into networks in your brain.  It requires discipline.  It's engendered.  It's diversive curiosity grown up. "There is a rising premium on people with a high need for cognition."  NFC (need for cognition) is a scientific measure of intellectual curiosity "Taking action.  Doing... is a form of learning.  They are intertwined." Reflecting on own habits -- use self as a lab experiment... Then talk with others. Empathically curious -- Being curious about what's inside of other person's head.  How they think and feel. "You're going to be come a better communicator being a better listener." Atul Gawande -- Ask the unscripted question.  Make a human connection. Have 10% of your brain switched on to "Am I talking too much?" How to have productive disagreements: Don't avoid it Have disagreements we both can live with "You'll have more productive disagreement if you're curious about the other person." People who have a higher level of scientific curiosity... They don't rush to judgement.  Think, "Oh, I wonder why I think that?" "Nobody has trained us in how to disagree with each other." "You have this choice in judgement and curiosity." Life/Career advice: "Be interested in everything.  Go deep in one area." Have core people in your life and foster the weak ties. Everyone is born curious. But only some retain the habits of exploring, learning and discovering as they grow older. Which side of the “curiosity divide” are you on?

322: Julie Zhuo - What To Do When Everyone Looks To You

Aug 4, 2019 46:58

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#322 with Julie Zhuo

Julie Zhuo is the VP of Product Design for Facebook.  She was the first-ever intern for the company.  She leads the team responsible for the Facebook App.  Julie is known as one of Silicon Valley's top product design executives, she leads the teams behind some of the most popular web and mobile services used by billions of people around the world. Julie writes about technology, great user experiences, and leadership on her popular blog "The Year of the Looking Glass" as well as publications like the New York Times and Fast Company.  She is the best-selling author of, The Making Of A Manager.

321: Jay Acunzo - Why You Should Question Best Practices & Act Like An Investigator

Jul 28, 2019 01:06:54

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#321: Jay Acunzo

Jay Acunzo is the founder of the media company Marketing Showrunners, author of the book Break the Wheel, and the host and producer of more than a dozen docuseries about creativity at work. He's a former digital media strategist at Google, head of content at HubSpot, and Vice President of Content and Community at the VC firm NextView.Jay’s work has been cited in courses at Harvard Business School and by writers at the New York Times, the Washington Post, FastCompany, Fortune, Entrepreneur, and more. Salesforce called him "a creativity savant," while the American City Business Journals named him as one of Boston's "50 On Fire.”

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Leaders who sustain excellence = Curiosity gets you the ability to constantly reinvent yourself Ex: A basketball player who works on a new part of his/her game every summer (constantly adding to the game) Intrinsic motivation Telic type -- Get to level 1, 2, and going... "When you're curious you're constantly turning it over and over..." Be a sensitive skeptic -- Keeping dispirit ideas at the same time "You have to be open and at the same time question everything." Anthony Bourdain -- An inspiration -- Why does that inspire me?  What do I bring to the table?  Be open to all, but skeptical Bourdain -- He's able to sit with anybody and pull out emotional moments from what seemed a normal day. Parts Unknown is not about geography, but with people and their emotions.  "We experience his work with lots of emotion." Best interviewers: 2 types: Conversationalists: Bourdain, Bill Simmons, Conan -- They aren't about the clever question, it's about the environment they create, the trust they build. Questioners: Terry Gross, Kara Swisher - They are genius in the simple questions, and the follow ups... How do you feel leading up to a big moment? A specific anticipatory feeling.  Before getting on stage, think, "Wow, I get to do this." Not, I have to do this. Process to prepare for a speech: Wind down before the gig Rehearse in the office days before, film it, use it as game tape.  Practice, practice, practice. Create muscle memory -- "Don't memorize it, memorialize it." "When I make something, I want to feel something.  I have to put in the reps." Thoughts on "best practices?" "The image in my head is, 'that's the way we've always done things.'"  Must rather find the best approach How to do this? Don't run a faulty equation for your work Don't build on lagging indicators Don't miss variables... You must know the current context "Stop acting like an expert, start acting like an investigator." The 3 Psychological Barriers: Why we aren't making great decisions: The Pike Syndrome:  A feeling of powerlessness after repeated failure (named for the experiment of conditioning a pike to not eat minnows by hiding those minnows behind glass).  Solution: "first-principle"insights about customers The Foraging choice: The decision between exploiting your current position or exploring other possibilities (named for the idea that human decisions under high-stress condition often mirror foraging behavior in animals.  Solution: "Aspirational anchors" for you and/or your team Cultural Fluency: Your behavior when the world unfolds according to the expected norm (a concept honed by a man who ran experiments on his friends and family at a picnic).  Solution: "trigger questions" to add cultural disfluency How to help people develop intuition? Intuition is not an instant clarity generator -- "The ability to consider the environment." --> Ask great questions about context. Break into knowable parts You -- People doing work Customers -- Stakeholder -- who the work is for Resources -- to make it happen Ask useful questions: "Set aside the desire to be right for the desire to get it right." Common mistakes new managers make: They "have all the answers."  Ask questions, Remove ego. Emotion based decisions -- Surround self with the right people to help with deficiencies Qualities Jay looks for when making hiring decisions: Can you do the work? Can I understand who you are? Skip right to the good stuff -- "What's the best story you've ever written?" Want people with an intrinsic desire to create -- Love side projects like his sports blog Advice: Career path is BS -- It's laughable.  Your 20's are about exploration... "Try a lot of stuff."  Do side projects Bad advice: "The idea that being the best is a real thing.  It's ridiculous." Focus on your own body of work, not others.

320: Rick Smith - How To Take Initiative & Solve Problems (CEO Of Axon)

Jul 21, 2019 58:18

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Episode #320: Rick Smith

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Rick Smith is the founder and CEO of Axon.  Axon currently employs over 1,300 people.  A pioneer of technology with the vision of making the bullet obsolete, Rick founded the original company, TASER, in 1993. As the TASER device became ubiquitous in law enforcement, Rick pushed the company beyond weapons technology and towards a broader purpose of matching technology to public safety needs in order to make the world a safer place. Under his leadership, the company has grown from a garage in Tucson to a NASDAQ-listed global market leader.

Notes:

Leaders who sustain excellence = Initiative -- "They see what needs to be done and they do it." Rick started the company out of his garage in Arizona in 1993 More on taking initiative: "Don't wait for people to tell you what to do.  Highlight it and fix it." Luke Larson was an individual contributor when the company had 250 employees.  He challenged Rick on an issue and offered a solution.  He is now the President of a 1,300 person company Mindset -- Build a culture that rewards challenging the status quo "Tell the ugly truth" "Anyone can challenge any idea" Qualities Rick looks for in hiring: Need to want to be with them Initiative - they need to step up and do work Intellectual curiosity - someone who seeks better answers No time for hierarchical people -- they cannot be threatened by 'up and comers' "You want to hire people that are literally better than you.  You have to learn to embrace that." "It's so liberating to know that I don't have to be right." Why try to eliminate the bullet? "In 1993, two friends were shot and killed.  I thought, 'why are bullets still a thing?'" "Don't wait until you have the perfect business plan.  Have a simple concept you believe in and get to work." "Focus on solving a big problem" The first seven years did not go well.  Rick was fortunate to have his dad fund it... However, it led to a difficult relationship when the business wasn't going well.  He had immense pressure for it to succeed. They fixed their core product and it began catching on with law enforcement agencies They own 100% of the taser market "I'm a libertarian guy. I don't want to take anything away from anyone." "But people romanticize guns.  The real world is messy.  We make mistakes." "Why use lethal force instead of a taser?" What about the phrase: "Don't take a knife (or taser) to a gun fight?" "How about, 'Don't get into a gun fight.'" The book (End Of Killing): "Our goal is to replace the gun long term.  The book is me sharing what I believe that nobody else believes." Have to respect ideas "It's a good sign if people initially think you're crazy" Keys to building a team at work that sees a higher mission? "You must have an authentic mission." "Don't say you're changing the world unless you actually are." "My goal is to inspire the right team and then get out of their way." "I'm now the chief storyteller of the business." Career advice: "Find a job where you get to feel the impact of what you want to create.  What are the big picture things you want to accomplish." "The people who are most effective see what needs to be done and they go and do it." Use the "Get To Know You Document" Why joining The Learning Leader Circle is a good idea

319: Jim Clifton - How To Become A World-Class Manager (CEO of Gallup)

Jul 14, 2019 01:04:11

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#319: Jim Clifton

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Jim Clifton has served as CEO of Gallup, a global leader in consulting and public opinion research and analytics, since 1988. Under his leadership, Gallup has expanded from a predominantly U.S.-based company to a worldwide organization with 30 offices in 20 countries and regions. 

Leaders who sustain excellence = They don't set out to get rich, they have a purpose that drives them The mission overpowers everything else They build advantages for themselves through compound learning -- Stack your learning Teach the "story of the day" Be part of really hard projects -- the front line war battles Advice to someone earlier in their career? Focus and double down on your strengths CEO of Gallup -- The beginning...
Won a big account (Cargill) -- It was huge to create momentum for his new business Don Clifton (Jim's dad) built the StrengthsFinder -- And then bought Gallup in 1988 The StrengthsFinder was built from 34 themes Don was a scientist.  He went on bombing raids and was a war hero as a lead bomber.  A navigator. It's The Manager is the biggest discovery they've made When studying the truly great companies, the commonality is the management  How to create a high development culture? People want to be developed -- And then find the role that fits their unique strengths to maximize their potential What Jim looks for when making hiring decisions: Drive They love to practice... They like to work Where have your most talented people come from? "Stars were recruited by the managers themselves."  Great managers know great people.   "Presentations matter.  A manager must get good at it." Managers must be great coaches: "Coaching is sitting down and sharing purpose..." Shock and Awe visitors that meet at your office: "The entrance to your building show wow them."  Small details are very important.  Landscaping matters.  Pay attention to the feeling you get when you drive up to the building.  It helps with your internal employees as well. "People join because of the company and leave because of their boss." Currently, only 34% of works are engaged (according to Gallup poll) India/China are at 6% The issue with promoting the top performer at a role (Example: The #1 sales rep becomes the manager) The top individual contributor doesn't always make the best coach.  In fact, often times, they don't. Give superstar individual contributors bigger titles and more money as a way to promote them.  Don't force them to management when they don't show the desire or ability to lead others. "There must be two paths."  "Leaders need to see the future well, and excite others.  The good ones have an unusual relationship with risk." The Gender Gap Statistically, women run more engaged teams than men How to manage and nurture creativity? Need ideas from teams close to the action (have a front line obsession) You want intrapreneurship and foster an environment for that to pull out the great ideas The difference in two teams:
The best negotiators are the ones who do their homework Present in a neutral way, calm, collected, ask questions, try to learn, better understand the other person's position When you work for a bad boss, you get cognitive contraction:  You lose levels of intelligence When you work for a great boss, you get cognitive expansion: You become smarter, innovate more, and do better work   A boss has incredible power.  And that power needs to be used for good.

318: Clark Kellogg - How To Take Control Of Your Personal Development

Jul 7, 2019 58:56

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#318: Clark Kellogg - How To Take Control Of Your Personal Development

*This episode was recorded live in front of a 200 person audience in Dayton, Ohio at the Sonny Unger Memorial Banquet.

Clark Kellogg serves as one of the the premier voices in college basketball.  He works for CBS Sports. In 1997, Kellogg joined CBS Sports full-time as a studio/game analyst for college basketball coverage and was one of three in-studio hosts for March Madness.  In March 2010, Kellogg played a game of H.O.R.S.E. against U.S. President Barack Obama. The game, called "P.O.T.U.S." for the occasion, was won by Obama.

Prior to that, Clark was an All-American at Ohio State University. In 1982, Kellogg declared for the NBA draft after his junior year of college and was a 1st round draft pick (8th overall) of the Indiana Pacers. In his first season, he was selected as a member of the NBA All-Rookie Team. Converse signed him to an endorsement deal, to release his own Converse "Special K" sneaker.

Notes:

Take control of your own development - This is YOUR responsibility.  That's your property.  Be intentional about growing and getting better and improving.  It's not just the big things.  It's the small things.  Who are you associating with?  How are you impacting them?  Who do you want to be?  There are a lot of distractions, there will be bumps, headwinds... Own your development." Control the controllables: your attitude, your effort, your faith.
The most effective leaders are "others centered." This is a distinct and intentional process to help elevate others.
Mindset: The battlefield for a lot of our challenges is in our own mind. Attitude impacts how we move forward. "Never major in minor things." Most of life's disappointments are not major in the context of the bigger picture. Don't make mountains out of molehills. Focusing on just one sport versus playing multiple sports. Growing up with a dad who was a policeman in Cleveland, OH. Advice to parents -- Expose your children to a variety of opportunities and support their passions Needs to be an interest and a desire on your kids part Having athletically talented kids (son played college basketball and professionally.  A daughter who plays college volleyball). Focus on fun and fundamentals: If you have an aptitude to go to the higher levels as you get older, then focus Discussed why he went to Ohio State -- Clark was a top three player in America at the time. The intensity of the rivalry with Indiana and playing against Bobby Knight What it was like getting a show named after him from Converse The makeup of a great coach: A passion for the role of leading people A willingness to adapt and adjust to the changes in the game and personalities on the team An effective communicator -- What you desire and what needs to be done Set the tone of humility of accountability Genuine -- They are themselves -- "Players can pick up on phonies quickly" This establishes trust "Are they getting better because you've been their coach?" -- That's the question a coach should always ask themselves A coach should always be developing their players What to look for in a teammate? Consistency of attitude and effort "Don't want the volatile person who is up and down.  I want consistency." Being able to accept criticism and coaching Able to constructively criticize others in a positive way "Who you are should not fluctuate based on where you are.  There should be a consistency in who you are.  That's something that should be worked on and you should be intentional about it.  Authenticity is powerful and impactful." The moment of having his career cut short (only 26 years old) because of a knee injury: "It was brutal initially, but came to peace with it after having multiple surgeries and realized I couldn't play anymore." Starting the next career -- TV broadcasting Humbling self and starting at Cleveland State as an analyst.  Back to the basics, starting from the bottom "I didn't become good at basketball right away.  If I'm going to do this well, I need to start where I need to start.  I got the reps.  Radio was great training.  You have to be fairly quick." The importance of having mentors and being a mentor for others "How do I become excellent at this thing I'm interested in?" "You need to be unique, but you need to be you."  You must be authentic. "Everyone can relate to food."  Use food analogies in basketball.  Using your personality as part of your craft to be relatable. Working with Charles Barkley: "It's exactly as it appears.  Charles is a personality, successful businessman, and very smart." Playing basketball at the White House with President Obama -- Losing to him in P.O.T.U.S How Larry Bird was the best trash-talker Clark played against How Clark prepares for a broadcast: "I'm consistent in the process to be ready in the moments as they unfold." Visit team's practices, review notes from prior year, watch a lot of games on TV, chart each game watched -- "You remember things better when you write it down.  I'm always taking notes when I watch games." Who are you associating with? Who do you want to be? What are you doing to be that? Live a life of gratitude. Salt water and fresh water can't come from the same spring. You cannot be thankful and hateful at the same time. Be grateful for what you have while striving to improve. Excellent leaders = Be "others" centered.  "Others" focused.  They want to help elevate others. Be available and giving of yourself to others.  Help mentor people earlier in their career. Good habits are hard to break.  Build good habits.

 

317: Susan Cain - The Power of Introverts in A World That Can’t Stop Talking

Jun 30, 2019 45:18

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Episode #317: Susan Cain - The Power of Introverts In A World That Can't Stop Talking

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Susan Cain is the author of the world-wide bestseller Quiet: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can’t Stop Talking, which has been translated into 40 languages, is in its seventh year on the New York Times best seller list, and was named the #1 best book of the year by Fast Company magazine, which also named Cain one of its Most Creative People in Business. LinkedIn named her the 6th Top Influencer in the world.

Leaders who sustain excellence = Understand that soft is hard and hard is soft.  Soft skills = essential skills.  They are hard, but essential to develop. Leaders in corporate America surprise Susan She expected a lot of resistance from others, but her ideas have been embraced. The responsibility Susan feels for making "introverting so hard" a cool thing to say... It wasn't before her book. People would hide the fact they were an introvert prior to Quiet being published and/or lie on personality tests The point is not to say that you should want to be an introvert or an extrovert -- We need both. Charisma = magic "The wind howls but the mountain remains still."  We moved from being --> To being a culture of personality. Susan's roots: A Harvard educated lawyer Building a Negotiation Consulting business after leaving the corporate world How can an introvert be a good negotiator? The best negotiators are the ones who do their homework Present in a neutral way, calm, collected, ask questions, try to learn, better understand the other person's position Romantic relationships - An extrovert and introvert getting married -- "you must really understand the other person's preferences are legitimate." When should you act more extroverted than you are? We should all step outside of our comfort zones, but be intentional about it.  An introvert who is a public speaker (like Susan) must do this to share the message with groups of people. What are your core projects?  When in service of others, do it. Restorative niches --> After a keynote (for an introvert), go to your hotel room and relax alone (to restore energy expended speaking) Why is cool overrated? In the Enron scandal, Vince Kaminski was the "uncool introverted nerd."  He was the unsung hero in the scandal.  He figured out what was happening in advance.  They told him, "You're like the police and we don't like that." The process to sell the proposal for Quiet: Started writing it in 2005. Agent shopped it an received 12 offers --> A bidding frenzy The importance of writing the "first crappy draft." Take the feedback as a gift Most successful authors have had a lot of help

316: Cal Newport - How To Choose A Focused Life In A Noisy World

Jun 23, 2019 47:45

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#316: Cal Newport - How To Choose A Focused Life In A Noisy World

Cal Newport is a computer science professor at Georgetown University who studies the theory of distributed systems. In addition to his academic work, he writes about the intersection of technology and culture.Cal is the author of six books, including, most recently, the New York Times bestseller, Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World. 

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"Be unambiguously good at something important. Head's down with an apprenticeship mindset."

Show Notes:

Leaders who sustain excellence = They know what matters and get after it They are not easily distracted... They have the ability to be intensely focused on the task at hand at a tactical level Train to be so good they can't ignore you Concentrate intently -- Introverts are happier doing this.  But it's also a trainable skill. Cal's background: theoretical computer science computation group - Focus and master on a small number of things How to be "so good they can't ignore you?" They want a secret formula.  That's not how it works.  It's not about a life hack.  "The reality is simpler... 'Be relentlessly good at something valuable.' Deep Work = Focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task.  This skill is more valuable.  It's how you learn complicated things and produce at a high level. Culture-wise - We are getting worse at deep work We need to be able to be locked in to produce something valuable for work... Deep work can also be personal development.  There is overlap. Digital Minimalism Unexpected consequences of technology = Our attention is captured by glowing screens Phones = Completely banish solitude.  We are never alone with our own thoughts anymore. Do one or two things a day without your phone.  Force solitude. Why do we have a compulsive need to look at our phone?  Social media has been engineered to do this... Junk food is built the same way.  Cal has never had a social media account. A 30 day digital declutter: Be away from optional technology for 30 days. Detox -- Give yourself time and space to see what you value outside of work.  Then ask, "What technology do I want in my life?" What's the best way to use technology? For someone who loves Twitter (like me) for the gathering of interesting people? Create a curated reading list from Twitter.  Click all the useful links to articles, then block out time to just read those. The power of going on walks: "I walk a lot.  That's how I think." Walking with no phone -- It creates reflection, insight, thinking.  Do walking meetings. Get sun - get outside.  It's a form of 'productive meditation.' Focus on a single problem for that walk Thoughts on Kliff Kingsbury building in time every 30 minutes for his players to check their phones? "This is not good.  Concentration matters.  Especially in football." Use the "Get To Know You Document" Why joining The Learning Leader Circle is a good idea

315: Gabriel Weinberg - Using Mental Models To Make Better Decisions

Jun 16, 2019 01:01:13

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#315: Gabriel Weinberg - Using Mental Models To Make Better Decisions

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Gabriel Weinberg is the CEO & Founder of DuckDuckGo, the Internet privacy company that empowers you to seamlessly take control of your personal information online, without any tradeoffs.He co-authored Traction: How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth and co-wrote, Super Thinking. Gabriel holds a B.S. with honors from MIT in Physics and an M.S. from the MIT Technology and Policy Program. He has been profiled in The Washington Post and Fast Company, and is routinely quoted in leading print publications such as The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Weinberg is also a frequent TV commentator, appearing on CNN, CNBC, and CBS This Morning, among others.

Notes:

Commonalities of leaders who have sustained excellence: A desire and openness to grow as a person People want to follow them -- They set up systems for others to succeed They make sure the team is headed in the right direction The North Star -- Must always orient yourself towards whatever that is for you Your personal mission statement Maximize impact on the world -- Where do you want to go?  Define what that is for you DuckDuckGo is an internet privacy company -- Started in 2008 for private search (a competitor to Google). Gabriel discussed how he was ahead of his time -- The secret is something you know about the world that others don't yet.  Search is the most personal thing on the internet.  Gabriel wanted to create an alternate (private) to Google. Mental Model -- A concept for general decision making.  A few hundred concepts that are useful for better decision making Become a 'chef' with your thinking -- 1st principles thinking.  Your intuition can be wrong.  Best practices can also be wrong.  You need to focus on being wrong less. 1st Principles = Most intentional way of thinking:  Question assumptions. Every project has a scoping template: What is the objective of the project? What is success criteria? What are you trying to solve? Does everyone agree? Discussion with team -- Operationalize 1st principles Why the pro/con list is not as helpful as the cost/benefit list: Write down cost over time -- Rate everything vs that Example: Where should we go on vacation?  Rate on a scale 1-10.  Combine cost and benefits. Do a post mortem after every project -- It forces critical thinking and analysis What went well? What didn't? Given those things, how can we operationalize to do better? Why is it rare to do a "success autopsy?" By default, an after action review will not happen.  It must be built into the process.  Our default setting is to move on to the next project. What was it like writing a book with his wife?  Lauren McCann is Gabriel's wife and co-author on Super Thinking "We would walk together every morning and talk about the book."  It became the primary topic of conversation for a long time Charlie Munger multi-disciplinary approach: At DuckDuckGo, this is their goal --> Grow people internally.  They work hard to help their team make better decisions Structure of DuckDuckGo: 70 team members -- fully distributed all over the world Immense delegation happens daily What does Gabriel look when hiring someone to the team? Self starters -- The team is fully distributed.  They have a lot of autonomy and ownership.  People are empowered and must be willing to work without a boss watching them. Question assumptions Great communicator -- There is a lot of written communication when the team is all over the world.  Must be able to write well. Experimental mindset Validate direction -- Run experiments if you have a hunch and then analyze your findings Build trust -- Very key.  There is heavy transparency at DuckDuckGo.  Must be trustworthy. How to find candidates who possess these qualities? Do paid projects as part of the hiring process... Get a feel for them actually doing the job before you hire them full time. Culture: "We have a 'thank you' culture" "Most respectful interpretation" of every interaction.  Give people the benefit of the doubt. Thoughtful and intentional Gabriel's upbringing: His dad was a doctor.  His mom was an artist. How to flex your market power?  Combine two particular sets of skills, go deep learning them (eg. be a great finance person  and public speaker.  Look for gaps in the market or within your company, and use your unique skills (like Liam Neeson in Taken) and attack the problem.  Most people just do what they're told.  Don't settle for that. Why shouldn't we trust our gut? Availability bias - May not remember all the options Confirmation bias - the tendency to interpret new evidence as confirmation of one's existing beliefs or theories. Use it as a hypothesis generator, then question it.  Don't fully commit until the necessary work is done. "Thinking gray." --> Delay decisions until they absolutely must be made. Jeff Bezos opens a door, but may come back through it.  "We'll do this now, but we may walk it back." How to build trust? Vulnerability speeds up the process of building a trusting environment. "Relationships move at the speed of vulnerability." Anders Ericsson -- Deliberate practice. Work at the edge of your comfort zone.  Receive coaching in real time. Hire an executive coach Create a board of advisors Day to day -- check your thinking and explain it (write, give speeches) Writing is the best form of thinking critically --> "It's the best way to clarify my thinking" Overall life advice:  What is your north star?  What areas do you want to pursue?  What are you current skills? Find your highest leverage point, study those areas

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314: John Calipari & Michael Lombardi - Building & Sustaining A Culture Of Excellence

Jun 9, 2019 01:09:52

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314: John Calipari & Michael Lombardi - Building & Sustaining A Culture Of Excellence

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John Calipari has been the head coach of the University of Kentucky basketball team since 2009, with whom he won the NCAA Championship in 2012. He has been named Naismith College Coach of the Year three times (in 1996, 2008 and 2015), and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2015. Calipari has coached Kentucky to four Final Fours, in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015.

Michael Lombardi was an assistant to the coaching staff of the New England Patriots (until 2016) and is a former analyst for the NFL Network and sportswriter at NFL.com.  Lombardi also previously served as an NFL executive with the San Francisco 49ers working withBill Walsh, Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles, and Oakland Raiders working with Al Davis. 

This was recorded in front of an audience at an event called the NCAA Final Four Coaching Consortium.  The people in the audience were college basketball coaches and athletic directors.

Notes:

The "Players First" credo: "When I worked for Larry Brown he told me, if you care about the kids and you really care, you'll always have a job." "Larry was a coaches coach, but a players coach, who wasn't afraid to coach.  Right now, we're moving in a direction where we're afraid to coach.  Correcting in real time is so important." "Everyone said the 1 and done rule would ruin college basketball, they wanted to replace me." "If you're about your kids, whatever happens good for them, will not be a negative for you.  It's about them first.  It's about us second.  If you want them to be servant leaders, they have to see it in you." "If they don't see you getting involved in the community, they won't get involved in the community."  Players first is not just them playing basketball, it's everything. "We all should be reading.  The more curious you are, the more curious your players will be.  Read books, give your players books to read." Lombardi -- Coach Walsh was all about the players, he was the first to go on fishing tournaments with players.  He bought Bubba Smith a big tv, he made Michael sit and eat all meals with him. Bill Walsh had a book club in San Francisco Bill Belichick is all about the history of the game and the history of our country.  When you go in the cafeteria and you see the great players on the wall, he expects you to know the history and the culture of your team. You should ask all coaches, "who assigns the jersey numbers?"  The coach should assign those numbers, not the equipment manager.  Your player needs to know the history of that number. Calipari -- Process on getting guys to want to play as a team: It all starts in recruiting.  "If you promise every kid 25 shots, good luck.  Because at some point, someone will be upset.  If the relationship starts with a lie, you'll never recover." "Whatever you do here is earned.  If you're good enough you'll start, but you'll decide that." "If you want them to be great teammates it starts immediately when you meet them.  They have to earn it." You can't oversell and under deliver.  People will not buy in to that. "Pat Riley gave me one of the best compliments ever, he said, 'Your players are some of the best teammates in the NBA.'" Marcus Camby -- "I said, what position do you want to play?"  he said, "Shooting guard."  I said, "Okay, but we do post up our shooting guards a lot." Lombardi -- Putting together a great roster -- Roster construction: The law of 3's Whenever you take over a team you have three groups of people One -- They'll do anything you want them to do Two -- They're unsure Three -- They are never happy Focus on the people in group one and you'll win the whole team. The Four areas of leadership Command of self -- Must be discipline Command of plan Command of meaning/message Command of trust -- You cannot lie.  If you lie, you'll lose the player forever Calipari -- Took over UMass -- Terrible team at the time When he left, he got advice from a business man (Pat Nardelli) "You can a have bad deal with good people.  Stuff happens.  But you can never have a good deal with bad people." "The reason I've had success, I've had the best staffs.  Top to bottom.  When you get your job, you surround yourself with great people." "Assistant coaches must be able to work together.  They are each other's PR machine.  Each guy needs to promote the other guy." Was on football field with Bill Parcells -- Could coach all 22 guys on a football field.  He had incredible vision. The importance of mentors in your career-- Calipari "Who's your kitchen cabinet?  Who do you go to when things aren't going well?"  Who can you listen to? Ken Blanchard - The One Minute Manager Decision making -- you need to run it by someone.  Don't make big time decisions when you're still emotional. "I'll take the job the grass is greener.... Well you have to cut the grass on both sides." You need people to say, "Stop.  Tell me what you're thinking..." Lombardi -- Meeting with George Raveling "This man reads more than any human being alive." Take an hour a day to read Calipari -- Look at adversity as a challenge and failure as a learning opportunity "How does someone look when things aren't going well?  That's what I need to know." "The best moments are when things aren't going well.  Give me four games in a row when you lose... Now, I want to see what kind of person are you?"  You're on the stage by yourself, you're looking for friends." "You have issues?  People have their own issues.  They aren't worried about you."  It's about "How do I get restarted?  What's my next step?  Ask an AD, how can I be better?" "When you get fired, make amends with the people who fired you.  The next job you want?  They're going to call those people who fired you." Be a 'pay it forward' person.  The opportunities we have to change lives... And the ripples it causes from it. Lombardi -- The Obstacle Is The Way How to bounce back when you're wrong? When you get a new job, figure out why you got the job and why the person before you got fired.  Take the time to understand the mistakes made. "The only way you'll correct them is to learn them." There's two kind of jobs:  Jobs you can grow from and jobs you can make a difference in. Al Davis would ask Mike -- "Do you know why we won today?"  He wanted to know why the team won and lost and put it on paper. Bill Belichick does an autopsy after every game (win or lose).  You need to understand why the outcome happened (good or bad).  Take stock of your career every single day.  Every obstacle needs to be used to your advantage. Calipari -- "I will not coach if I'm cheating these kids." He signed a lifetime contact with Kentucky "My leverage has always been the job I've done." Why talk to other teams? "I want to help someone I know.  A player or another coach.  The whole thing we do is about relationships." If LeBron James calls you and asks you to coach his team, what will you say? "I'm not doing it.  Pat Riley said Coach Cal coaches and corrects in real time during a game.  He takes a guy out, corrects, puts him back in. You can't do that in the NBA." Lombardi -- At college pro days Belichick observed Coach Cal during a game... Watching him coach "It was so impressive, Belichick was admiring how much Cal was coaching." What skills should we develop?  The commonalities among the most successful coaches: Curious minds -- not a single playbook.  The sport moves.  Adapt. They are about other people -- Servant leaders Wired and driven to work - they love practice more than the games Smart -- Lombardi -- Divergent in thought.  Figure out what's needed with that team.  Passion. "The greatest reward for winning is the opportunity to do it more."

313: Listener Q & A -- Build Confidence Like Beyonce, How To Ask The Right Questions, & When To Make A Job Change

Jun 2, 2019 02:02:25

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#313 - Listener Supported (Q & A) Episode -- Build Confidence Like Beyonce, How To Ask The Right Questions, & When To Make A Job Change

Full show notes can be found at www.LearningLeader.com

Notes:

Leaders who sustain excellence = Have a mindset of growth They assume they have so much to learn Question from Ed Arnston -- Lt. Col in The United States Army -- "All of your guests are excellent and offer a lot of wisdom, but as you've done more than 300, what are the top 5 in power rankings of guests on your show? Kat Cole - Courage & Confidence + Curiosity & Humility George Raveling - The curiosity of a 5 year old, he is a learning machine Brian Koppelman - Follow your curiosity and obsessions with great rigor Jim Collins - Who is YOUR WHO? General Stan McChrystal - “Your character is something you can control.  You can decide what your character is.  Nobody can take it from you.” Questions from CaSaundra Garber -- Technical Project Manager, Portland, Oregon -- Who have you always wanted to have on your podcast that you haven't made happen yet?  Reading The Alliance, what are your thoughts on it? Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Oprah, a panel with Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady "You are the sum of your experiences."  A lot of the learnings of my life have come from the great coaches I've played for in my life. One of the biggest parts of The Alliance is the idea of doing "a tour of duty."  Changing jobs and learning new skills and the benefits of it.  Tour of duty = What do you want to learn and gain in this specific area of business?  Don't get a job just to have a job, take a job that will give you a tour where you come out of it in a planed time frame and you've learned something new. --> David Epstein writes about this in Range and on THIS episode.  People that earn roles in the C-suite have a variety of roles on their way to that position.  Open your mind more to take on a role that is currently completely outside of what you do.  This also helps you walk a mile in the shoes of others and creates compassion/empathy. Question from Daniel Jellings -- Manager Local Government, Adelaide, Australia -- Career has been linear, regular promotions along the way, became a manager about five years ago.  What are your thoughts on proactively exploring other roles that are outside of my current skill set (that could be a side step) in order to eventually become a General Manager? Learn as much as possible about the people you may go work with... Try as best you can to simulate what it will be like to work with those people. "You have to mow the grass in both places."  There are a lot of advantages to seeking opportunities that force you to stretch and learn.  They are initially uncomfortable.  "If you want something extraordinary to happen to you, you're going to have to take a an uncomfortable risk in every dimension of your life." -- Scott Galloway Question from Ryan Ogle -- Championship Director for PGA of America, Bend Harbor, Michigan -- What is your current morning and evening routine?  What is your process for utilizing a daily journal? Wake up at 4:45 -- Drink water, stretch, read, journal, workout, breakfast with family, drive daughters to school, work.  When finishing manuscript, I wrote a lot during the early hours of the day.  At night, I like to read out of books (Kindle in the morning and at the gym). Discussed my preparation process for a podcast. A daily journal is helpful to remind yourself of your mindset at that particular time of your life.  It helps you remember what it was really like at that time.  And why I use technology (instead of paper and pencil) to write in my journal. Why I'm fascinated by The Wright Brothers... -- "If you're trying to do something of significance, you will have people who question you, who may think you're nuts." Question from Andrew (Opie) Brodbeck -- Former professional baseball player, Clearwater, Florida  -- What skills from playing football helped you in your business life off the field?  Took a personality test and didn't pass it based on the company feedback?  How to deal with that and develop confidence in yourself in something off the field?  How to lead a dysfunctional team that lacks trust (Chelsea)? It's important to properly set your expectations and realize you'll never get the rush of playing in front of 105,000 people again. Some of the skills that translated: How to prepare, how to deal with adversity, how to be resilient, how to develop the willingness to work... I was able to share what I learned from the best coaches.  Showing that you're coachable.  you must be coachable to learn something new.  Being comfortable with a daily scoreboard (which we had in a sales environment).  On the first day of employment, I asked the VP, "who's the best?"  And then shadowed that person. Confidence -- How to build it like Beyonce?  "Confidence is built through a series of successful events in your life."  Those successful events were built through preparation.  Run a success autopsy -- Why did we win?  Why did it go well?  Create momentum in your life.  Create success in multiple life categories -- Those people take their framework wherever they go to create success.  No only means "not yet." Read Pat Lencioni's work on the dysfunction of a team Question from Lizzie Merritt-- Manager/Leader, Jacksonville, Florida. (and member of my Leadership Circle)  --The quality of your leadership depends on the quality of your questions. I imagine there are plenty of examples of massive failures that can be traced back to a leader not asking the right questions.While this concept is simple on the surface, it gets tougher in practice.  As a leader, how do you respond with questions instead of answers?  How do you know the right questions to ask? Leading with questions -- As a new manager, you may have the need to "always have the answers."  As you develop more wisdom and confidence, you'll stop doing this.  The greatest mentors in our lives are the ones who don't give the answers, they are the ones who help me figure out the answers.  They ask the poignant questions to help me figure it out.  The first questions are good, but the best questions are the follow ups.  Listen, distill, synthesize, ask more, then go deeper....  Don't script questions, but prepare with notes on that person and what they're doing, be an active listener (think like a trampoline)... Write down the qualities of leaders you admire, like, look up to, and write down the qualities of the leaders you feel the opposite about.  Review it regularly... Dealing in uncomfortable conversations -- Crucial Conversations (book).  It should never be a surprised when giving someone bad news about their performance.  The feedback should be happening on a regular basis.  "It is in our best interest for you to improve."  Kim Scott's book Radical Candor  "It's a lot harder when you care" -- "Because I care about you, I need to tell you something difficult." Question from Eric Liddic-- Print broker, Dayton, Ohio -- What advice would you give to someone who hasn't sold in the past, but needs to sell now? Great sales people: are fantastic listeners, they care, and they try to help.  Read Dan Pink's book To Sell Is Human Analyze why you've won each deal in the past.  Understand how you can replicate that. Create a reason for people to call you (put useful material out in the world: podcast, blog, do a project for free) Why Joe Girard was the greatest car sales professional of all time -- "If you get a lemon, it gives me the opportunity to show off." Question from Marietta Sanders -- Lt. Colonel, Squadron Commander, US Air Force, stationed in United Arab Emirates -- What are the common areas you see the best leaders focus on within their businesses? The WHO -- Who will you surround yourself with?  The WHO is the biggest determining factor in your long term success.  Consistently surround yourself by people who are smarter than you. Great leaders have an ability to help "see around the corners."  They share their vision to make their followers feel better about where they're going.  They have vision. Great communication skill -- You have regular moments where you need to share the vision with vivid clarity.   How to attract and retain top talent -- When someone is looking outside of your organization for another job is because those people don't have clarity of their future within your organization.  The leader's job is to provide clarity for the people that they lead.  Great leaders are always on the look out for compelling stories... Then taking the story, distilling it to it's essence (the core themes), and then relating it to my specific role (the "what's in it for me?" OR "why should I care?")

312: Zvi Band - How To Leverage The Power Of Your Relationships

May 26, 2019 59:35

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#312: Zvi Band

Zvi Band is the co-founder & CEO of Contactually, the top CRM which empowers professionals in real estate, consulting, and other professional industries to build authentic relationships. Having founded Contactually in 2011, Zvi has led Contactually to $12M in venture backing, 75 employees, and tens of thousands of customers, including 8 of the top 20 real estate brokerages in the country. An engineer, a seasoned entrepreneur, developer, strategist and startup advisor, with unique both technical and non-technical operations. Thrice named a Washingtonian Tech Titan, featured in the New York Times, The Washington Post, and Washington City Paper, Zvi was also a finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year. Zvi is a passionate speaker and author whose writing has appeared in Forbes, Inc, Inman News, and many other outlets. He's the author of the newly released book, Success Is In Your Sphere.  Published by McGraw-Hill (Zvi and I share the same agent, publisher, and editor).

Notes:

Leaders who sustain excellence = They have a level of introspection This creates self-awareness and mindfulness Take a step back... Analyze, pick apart.  Understand why something happened based on the decisions you made They are tactical 5x7 notepad -- Take blank sheet and write the exact things you need to do each day Weekly wrap up -- Capture what happened Use a daily journal to understand how you felt at that moment "It's way too easy to be reactionary."  It's not productive.  Be thoughtful and intentional Zvi at 25 years old: Quit his job His dad's cancer came back and he died The same day was officially declared a recession in 2008 How to respond? Zvi was interested in a startup "I emailed my network, and the CTO of an enterprise software company helped me out" "Relationships are our most important asset" Zvi realized he wasn't good at managing his relationships.  He was using Evernote. He wanted a proactive CRM (customer relationship management) tool to proactively work for the relationship driven professional That was how Contactually was created "It's not about staying in touch.  It's about being of value." How to make the right hiring decisions: It's values based: Be user first - solve problems for others Ownership - entrepreneur types Learn & innovate - embrace failure and learn Demonstrate the ability to learn Be excellent with each other -- "If a company has a named 'No Asshole' rules then that usually means they have a lot of assholes there."  It's a red flag. Keep it simple Be real -- Transparent How does someone demonstrate the ability to learn? Run a mock call, give feedback.  They must be coachable.  How do they respond to the coaching? Ask, 'what are you learning? We want readers We want people who are intellectually curious We want people who have a "general dissatisfaction with their current skill set." Mentor advice: Leverage your experience to know the right questions to ask. Teach them how to navigate the issues, don't just give them the answers. "Relay experience.  Don't give advice."  Don't give a prescription. Mentee advice: Establish a feedback loop Establish what to do -- follow up "Must show that you took their insights to heart and acted on them." The 'icky' feeling of relationship marketing: Avoid this.  Don't just exchange business cards. "Relationships are our most important asset." Collect intelligence on those people important to you.  Listen for the little details they share.  Pay attention.  Take notes after you talk with them so you can ask about them later. Consistency - Play the long game: Create habits:  what are your relationship goals? "We're wired to think short term."  Zag when others zig.  Think long term. Build genuine, real relationships: When we look back at success, we realize it's because of relationships Invest in them long term Contactually got acquired by Compass Zvi and his investors have been rewarded for their work

311: Adam Savage - Life Lessons From A Master Maker

May 19, 2019 51:58

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#311: Adam Savage

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Adam Savage was the co-host and Executive Producer of the hit show, MythBusters on the Discovery Channel.  Fourteen years, 1,015 myths, 2,950 experiments, eight Emmy nominations and 83 miles of duct tape later, the series ended in March 2016.

 He is the author of Every Tool's a Hammer - Life Is What You Make It.

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Notes

Leaders who sustain excellence = "Obsession is the gravity of making" Obsession towards the project -- A "desire to see the thing they made to your satisfaction." Adam on failure: "I don't trust people who haven't failed." What it means to be a great boss? Give great opportunities... "The time, the facilities, reason, and logic." "Hey, you're doing great."  Let employees have the space they need. "There's nothing better than when someone leading a team project can just run with it." "Give total autonomy with narrow bandwidth.  Give ownership." Being a generalist -- "The specialist wasn't always helpful because answers are within the context of a wider story." It's very damaging to ask a nine year old what they want to be when they grow up: "Excellence --> The things we cannot stop thinking about."  That's what we should strive to be when we grow up.  Someone who pursues their curiosity and obsessions with great rigor. The WHO "I think about my relationships all the time."  The people you consciously choose to have in your life are everything "Am I serving those relationships? Am I being present and non-judgmental with them?  Am I with them in the room?" Stop getting mad at customer service -- It's not their fault.  And you'll feel better about yourself. Adam on his preparation process for a big speech: It depends on the engagement, but it's extensive. There are 2 specifics: Record yourself and listen to it -- "It illuminates where you're not hitting your mark.  It's the transitions typically.  How you link them together as a narrative whole." Memorize conceptually -- Practice, practice practice.  Get the reps. Communication as a leader -- "Story is completely vital to leadership in every way." "Language was invented to tell stories." Pay attention to how they people who move you tell stories How playing quarterback is similar to a work of art There is always something changing -- You must adjust on the fly How to become more self-aware? Write everything down -- Keep a journal of your thoughts.  Reflect.  Be introspective Have someone on your team who will tell you the truth.  "It's all about the team." How Adam lowered stress level: Stopped drinking alcohol Slept more Started meditating Increase your loose tolerance Learn by doing -- Take action -- "Creation is iteration." Being wrong isn't failing You don't have to have everything in place to start Be easier on yourself during the iterations Share everything: We love the myth of the lone genius, yet none of us make stuff in a vacuum.  Share credit, ideas, everything.  Increase generosity through sharing Use more cooling fluid: It takes more time on the front end, and forces time to clean up on the back end, but it gives more value to the final product -- "It's a reminder to slow down and reduce the friction in your work and relationships." Sweep up every day: "A clean workbench gives energy.  It helps the future me." Leave a place better than you found it The cultural malaise currently is based on the scarcity model.  Wrong.  There is enough food, be a giver.  Be generous. Use the "Get To Know You Document" Why joining The Learning Leader Circle is a good idea

310: David Epstein - Why Generalists Will Rule The World

May 12, 2019 01:04:13

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#310: David Epstein

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David Epstein is the author of the forthcoming Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World , and of the top 10 New York Times bestseller The Sports Gene. David has master’s degrees in environmental science and journalism, and is reasonably sure he’s the only person to have co-authored a paper in the journal of Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research while a writer at Sports Illustrated.  David has given talks about performance science and the uses (and misuses) of data on five continents; his TED Talk has been viewed 7 million times, and was shared by Bill Gates.

Notes:

Leaders who sustain excellence = Voracious learners Voracious readers They attack obstacles Extremely interested in people and about themselves The Sports Gene Having great reflexes is a trained skill -- Pro baseball players cannot hit a pro softball pitcher because they have not trained their reflexes to understand the arm angle (Albert Puhols could not hit Jenny Finch even though she throws slower than the average MLB pitcher) "Chunking" is what world class athletes or chess-masters do.  They pick up on cues from the person's body (or the board) and that helps them make quicker decisions -- Ex:  A baseball player understands/learns the cues of a pitcher and what pitch is coming and at what velocity Sports is a "kind learning environment."  It is more black and white than the business world.  In order to translate this to the business world, try to create a kinder learning environment.  Need as much information available as possible. Create an environment where feedback is happening on a regular basis The business world is not as kind of a learning environment The "annual review" is a horrible way to run a business.  Feedback should be happening on a regular basis... Daily. Bill Campbell would go to the meetings of the leaders he coached and gave immediate feedback. Create a feedback loop for yourself from mentors/people you trust "Everyone needs a coach" -- David regularly takes writing courses to stay sharp and learn David's writing process: The first year = Read 10 scientific papers per day.  He reads a TON Advantage David has created = An expansive search function Have a "master thought list" -- Storyboard, shift scenes around He did film editing as a form of cross training for writing a book and becoming a great storyteller 29 of 32 NFL first round draft picks in the 2017 draft played multiple sports.  Cross training is critical for long term success David debated Malcolm Gladwell on stage in front of a huge audience and changed Malcolm's mind.  Watch here. Athletes that delay specialization excel more than those that specializes (golf is the only exception to the rule) The most effective leaders are constantly updating their mental models It should be celebrated when someone changes their mind because better evidence has surfaced Darwin changed his mind Lincoln changed his mind A 'deliberate amateur' = Someone who loves an activity.  "I don't do research, I do search." It's a constant experimentation to learn In a LinkedIn study, the results of a review of all profiles of people who made it to the C-Suite = Went to a Top 5 Business School "The single most important factor is they worked in different functions within a company."  They were generalists. The people who make the most impact with number of patents filed work across classes.  They are wide ranging generalists. Sales is a great entry point for any business -- Learning marketing and sales will benefit you in every job you will ever have "Take your skills and apply them to a problem where those skills aren't being used." People underestimate how much the world will change -- Must be able to adapt and learn "We learn who we are in practice, not in theory."  -- Take action.  Do the work. Work to accumulate experiences Try something, go all in on the thing you are doing in that moment.  100% focus.  Invest everything you have in it. Then reflect on it -- "We learn in moments of reflection." "When you're 23, don't worry about getting ahead, get information about yourself.  Focus on learning." Use the "Get To Know You Document" Why joining The Learning Leader Circle is a good idea

309: Verne Harnish - Scaling Up: How To Grow Yourself & Your Business

May 5, 2019 01:05:23

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Episode #309: Verne Harnish - 

Verne Harnish is the founder of the world-renowned Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), with over 14,000 members worldwide, and chaired for fifteen years EO’s premiere CEO program, the “Birthing of Giants” held at MIT, a program in which he still teaches today. Founder and CEO of Gazelles, a global executive education and coaching company with over 200 partners on six continents, Verne has spent the past three decades helping companies scale up.

He along with the editors of Fortune, authored The Greatest Business Decisions of All Times for which Jim Collins wrote the foreword. His book Scaling Up (Rockefeller Habits 2.0) has won eight major international book awards including the prestigious International Book Award for Best General Business book.

Full show notes can be found at www.LearningLeader.com 

Notes:

Leaders who sustain excellence = Ability to persevere Willingness to hire a coach and listen -- All of the greats had coaches to help them (Rockefeller, Steve Jobs) Be part of a "mastermind group" -- Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill Cannot be afraid to make the cold-call.  You must be willing to ask Verne cold-called Steve Jobs leadership coach Ask yourself:  Who are the top 25 influencers in the space where I want to play?  Write their names down... Then call them, email, writer letters.  Find a way to get in contact with them Earn the support of influencers and it will put you in warp speed -- "I was the first person to get President Ronald Reagan to say 'entrepreneur' in the White House" Two rules: Give before you ask for anything -- Sometimes you can only give your time and attention.  Go to their speeches in person, sit in the front row, nod your head, take notes, then follow up with them afterwards and ask questions. Understand your pitch, what you do, why you do it, and be able to share it concisely "What a great mentor wants is a great student" Verne realized there was not a curriculum for gazelles -- mid range companies that wanted to scale-up Titan -- Rockefeller was so successful because of his discipline Disciplined people, disciplined thought, disciplined action Build a functional accountability chart... 4 criteria: Will - Have to hire will to learn, succeed, persevere Values -- Mars mission values Results -- Track record of success Skill - Fungible  Strategy One idea must be different, don't be just like your competition Michael Porter advice -- Article in HBR, "What Is Strategy" Strategy is rooted in... "What word or two do you own in the market-place?" Execution -- Must act or it's just hot air.  Failure happens at this phase as you add people Communication rhythm - "If you want to move faster, you need to pulse faster."  -- Have a daily huddle, agile meetings There should be equal talk time of each person in the meeting.  Don't have one drone on for the entire meeting "Want heated debate, conversation" Run forums so each person speaks Generalities versus Specifics -- It MUST be specific Average 1 minute per person 3 agenda items, to to each person What's up the next 24 hours?  #1 priority -- Get the headlines Updated daily metrics that drive the business -- Stat of attracting and keeping talent.  What's the data say? Where are you stuck?  What's in your way?  Get them verbalized The 3 Barriers to scaling up Leadership Awareness-- "What got you here won't get you there" -- Must learn to say no.  Have to let early clients go.  You can't have all the answers Constraint between your ears -- Bill Gates does "think weeks" Marcus Buckingham -- Understand your strengths and weaknesses.  Strengths give you energy, weaknesses take your energy.  "Focus on doing what you like, that gives you energy."  If you love working to solve client issues, then become the head of customer support and hire a manager to be the CEO Scalable Infrastructure Bloomberg office space -- Everything goes through the six floor so that people collide... To talk, learn, interact Human brain -- Nobody wants a manager.  Set it up so all can be a leader and have autonomy.  Team of Teams. November 2018 HBR Issue - The end of bureaucracy  Marketing Hi tech fast growth companies scale rapidly... Must have great marketing Marketing is the single most important function -- Attract talent, investors, attention, customers It takes a village of gurus -- Curate people Advice:  "Make a list of who you need to hang out with... Write it down.  You are who you hang out with.  Move in with a mentor if you have to." Use the "Get To Know You Document" Why joining The Learning Leader Circle is a good idea

"Strengths give you energy.  Weaknesses takes your energy."

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308: Alex Hutchinson - The Curiously Elastic Limits Of Human Performance

Apr 28, 2019 01:00:03

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Episode #308: Alex Hutchinson

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Leaders who sustain excellence = They show up... Willing to take a shot when they might not be successful People over-estimate short term and under-estimate long term.  Be ambitious about long term Consistency - Secret to success: "When an editor gives me an assignment, they will receive it back on time with the right words."  You have to always get it done and be known as someone who does this. To rise above a certain level, you must do more than what is expected.  "Dream big while not neglecting daily responsibility." Eliud Kipchoge - spiritual leader of self-disciplined people around the world. "Only the disciplined in life are free." Getting there earlier than his coach... "As hard as I was willing to work, he was willing to support me." -- Alex describing his great basketball coach "Discipline is a muscle.  You get better as you use it more." Model of achievement -- Work hard, support others "Sweat more than you watch other people sweat."  -- Every leader should get some sort of activity.  It's indefensible to have a healthy body and mind. "We are cognitively better when we are fit." "Pushing yourself physically reveals what you're made of mentally." How to raise your threshold of pain: It's expectation based Pain perception is the same for all... It's all about how you respond Learn to tolerate it it by going through it regularly.  Develop psychological coping system. Pain is just a signal -- Understand it's how you choose to respond Navy SEALs, Olympians did an experiment with brain scanners where oxygen was restricted: They have a 'higher level of self-monitoring' Elite athletes get better when stress hits.  Normal people get worse Take a mindfulness based course: Cultivate "non-judgmental self-awareness" When you make a pancake for your 5 year old and they don't like it, "try not to respond with frustration in the moment.  Think about how you'll feel in 30 minutes." Change in training?  "Training will be the same, but my mind will be different." The importance of self-talk -- Inner monologue -- "I've trained for this, I can do it." "When you've reached a point that you think you've hit a wall, in fact in almost every case, those limits are perceptions of effort." Handle fear with preparation -- You must show yourself you have reason to believe you can do it. Delayed gratification -- Sports is the clearest venues to see benefit of delayed gratification "Champions in November are made in July." Alain de Botton quote -- "Of many books, one feels, it could have been truly good, if the author's appetite for suffering had been greater." Advice: Read a lot of books... On topics that have nothing to do with your topic Give self space to think Give self time to be bored

307: Carly Fiorina - Why You Should Run Towards The Fire

Apr 21, 2019 55:12

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Episode #397: Carly Fiorina

Leaders who sustain excellence = Unlock the potential in others Courageous High character -- "How" matters more than what Collaborate well Humble/Empathetic They see possibilities in other people... They don't judge them Optimism combined with realism -- "Seeing people do more than they thought they can is fuel for me." "You need an equal measure of optimism with realism.  You must see the current state as it is.  It's important to believe things will get better (optimism), but also be clear eyed and realistic.  Be honest.  See truth, and act on it." From secretary to CEO -- "People wouldn't look at em and say that's a leader." "Work hard and do excellent work in your current role." "What I saw were problems and we fixed problems.  I learned that solving problems is what leadership is all about." "Run towards the problems, work to solve them.  Don't fixate on getting promoted, focus your attention on doing great at your current job."  And then doors will open... Choose a path over a plan How you get things done matters more than what you get done... The manner in which you do it.  Think long term. Focus on where you can make a difference A manager versus a leader: Manager -- Works within current constraints of the role.  They do the best they can with what they have. Leader -- Changes things.  They create new ways of doing things. Leaders are made, not born.  Focus on building character and working to be excellent Carly was recruited to be the CEO of HP.  She was the first outside hire to be CEO ever.  And the first female CEO of a Fortune 50 company. She was named the Fortune magazine most powerful woman in American business for 6 years in a row "When your team is diverse, the team is stronger." Competitive nature: "I've always been focused on excellence.  But, I've never been a win at all cost person." "It's easy to make a quarter (in the business world, hit your mark for that particular quarter), but you need to get there the right way." Criticism as CEO of HP "When you try to change things, you will get criticized." "Criticism is the price of leadership." How to handle a board? "A good board considers themselves a team, not a collection of individuals."  The HP board was a set of individuals and two of them leaked sensitive information to the press.  "Eventually, after I was gone, they got fired." Debating with President Trump on stage at the Republican debates... How to be prepared? "Every woman in the world heard what he said." "You need to be prepared, but also be present.  Be able to use experience and instinct in the moment." "I didn't prepare for the comment about my appearance, but being present in the room, and having good instincts helped me respond properly." "Right now, we are confused what leadership is.  We see leaders who promote conflict, criticize, castigate others.  That is wrong." "We need to be reminded who leaders are and what they do.  Leaders lift others up, they have courage.  Everyone can choose to be a leader." The idea of privilege: "We cannot judge someone by they circumstances.  Whether they come from privilege or they are poor.  We should judge them based on their character and their contribution." "If we want to achieve more, if we want to be excellent, it requires people who are different to work together towards a common goal."  Shane Show's Dream Teams model for building teams. Use the "Get To Know You Document" Why joining The Learning Leader Circle is a good idea

306: Brian Koppelman - Follow Your Curiosity And Obsessions With Rigor

Apr 14, 2019 01:10:16

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Episode #306: Brian Koppelman - Follow Your Curiosity And Obsessions With Rigor

Full show notes can be found at www.LearningLeader.com

Sustaining excellence: Ability to focus on the work Preparedness Ability to collaborate "Being responsible enough to show up on time is surprisingly effective and important" "People that follow their curiosity, obsessions, and passions" -- They truly love what they're doing and work with incredible rigor.  If you love what you're doing, it doesn't feel like a job.  It's work that's enriching you at the same time. "What we're really trying to do as leaders is get people to perform at their highest level and to do it together, because what we do is highly collaborative."  "I was the kind of person that would read a book and if I liked it, I would stay up all night reading it.  And I would learn the words from that book.  I would look them up.  I loved the way words sounded and I loved the idea of communicating with great efficiency and humor." "Where this passion really landed for me, it made sense to do this work.  Working with great rigor is a lot easier when you're borderline obsessed with something and when you're curious." "Curiosity keeps you diving deeper." "I was a frustrated and blocked writer and I was starting to feel that I had made mistakes.  But those two hours every morning... Writing. Made me feel alive." "And he (my boss) said to me, 'Look, you know you're a writer and that's what you want to do.'" "Dude.  You do have a half hour a day."  You have to make time to do the work. "We finished the screenplay.  We sent it out and it got rejected by every single agency in Hollywood.  I'm not exaggerating." "I  wrote down what every person said... And then it sold the next week, and every agency called us back trying to sign us.  Nothing was different on the page.  I read them all back what they had said and they would all lie back to me.  I had them written down on a big yellow legal pad.  I read them out loud on a speaker phone.  These guys all lied back to us. Nobody just said, 'well I guess I was wrong,' but then they all wanted to sign us.  It taught me a great lesson about gatekeepers in the world.  They don't always know." "It means don't blindly accept negative feedback from gatekeepers." Feedback -- "We have friends/peers in place to give feedback to each other."  John Hamburg (Meet The Fockers; I Love You, Man; Along Came Polly). "You want feedback, you need feedback. But you don't want feedback from that jealous old friend who you know secretly doesn't want you to be successful." "I don't have people in my life who don't want the best for me.  We root for each other... Hard." Comfort in your own skin: "It's a lifetime pursuit.  It's so hard." "The battle is to accept who you are while not giving up on improving yourself.  To continue to try to become the perfected version of you which you can never be.  And to accept your own frailties and faults." "One simple place this comes from is to avoid lying.  My wife and I don't lie to each other.  We've never lied to each other. When you have that to start, it helps with the rest because you're not fronting." "I do morning pages every day, I meditate, I take long walks and think." "When you do all of those things and you live with intention, you start to become more comfortable with who you are." "But each time you stretch and grow and you're rewarded, it encourages you to stretch and grow." "Never Fake The Funk" -- "It's about pretending.  It's about lying to yourself.  Don't pretend, don't lie to yourself.  It's really easy to get swept along by other peoples conception of who you are. And by other people's ideas of what success is.  Defining success for yourself is crucial." "Any interaction I have, I view as an opportunity for growth. For me and the other person." Feedback is fuel... Hearing that you've helped someone is the fuel that drives this machine Having successful parents and the expectations that come from that... "My dad was very good at showing me what it took to be successful." "For some reason, my dad would always point out, 'there's nothing worse than the son of a rich kid.'" "I never wanted to be looked at as just the son of somebody and just skate.  I wanted my parents and sisters to be proud of me.  I wanted my kids to be proud of me." "I learned at a young age how to talk to powerful people.  To find a way to make them laugh, to not be intimidated by them.  Because I grew up around those people, I knew exactly what they're like.  That's a gigantic advantage that I had because my father took me to meetings.  I watched people sell to him, and I watched him sell to others, so I learned what worked." "My dad was a workaholic, but he really cared about us.  He never missed a ballgame.  He would go to New York City, work a full day, come home to Long Island, watch me play a decent third base, and then drive back to the city for a meeting.  I never wondered 'Is my Dad going to show up for the game, my dad always showed up for the game." "I would never eat dinner until my dad got home.  If he was going to be home at 9:00, I would wait up, my dad would come home and we would talk about his day and about business.  And just hearing the stories enabled me now to be able to understand aspects of business." "Whenever my son asked me to play catch, I would say yes." "I always walked my daughter to school.  Those little things, kids knowing that, it gives you a kind of closeness. It's having the connection..." "You don't have to start over, you're in the flow.  You always have this time." Tell your kids, "You did well because you worked hard."  Don't say, "You did well because you're smart."  Compliment the work ethic. Writing Billions on spec... You write it for free, you don't have a deal in place. "We wrote it for us." Showrunner = Responsible for everything you see on the television show.  Writing it, overseeing shooting of it, the editing, the design, all of it.  Leading 150 people on the show. How to make hiring decisions? "No assholes" "We really check references" The work has to be excellent "We hire keys to run departments and trust the keys to hire their departments.  Hiring the keys is a lot of time and effort, a lot of meetings." "I want to know that they're really going to kill for it.  I want to know that they're a good person.  That they'll get along with everyone.  We're all there lifting everyone else up.  So you need to know that everyone is there for the same reason.  'I love this show and I want it to be great.'" How they hired Damian Lewis -- "We had three long meetings.  We each checked with people who had worked with each other.  We knew people loved working with him.  We knew he showed up prepared." How to be creative and innovative... A collaborative process: Recognize people when they do great "The truth is 'hire people that are smarter than you.  You never pay a bad price when you hire people that are better than you.'" "Part of not fronting, of not faking the funk, is admitting when you don't know the answer."  "Let's get the best idea.  Let's source the best idea that we can." Career advice: "Do the work." "Think about the story you want to tell and start telling it." At thanksgiving, why should you not talk about your new creative endeavor: "It's a lot easier to say I don't have the time than to say I'm scared to do it." "Say what your dream is too soon and someone will shoot it down.  Train yourself not to do that." Create a whole family (extended family) group chat Use the "Get To Know You Document" Why joining The Learning Leader Circle is a good idea

305: Marcus Buckingham & Ashley Goodall - A Leader's Guide To The Real World (Break All The Rules)

Apr 7, 2019 51:14

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Episode #305: Marcus Buckingham & Ashley Goodall - A Leader's Guide To The Real World (Break All The Rules)

Full show notes can be found at www.LearningLeader.com

Marcus Buckingham holds a master's degree in social and political science from Cambridge University and is a member of the Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on Leadership and Management.  He's the author of the international best-seller, First, Break All The Rules.

Ashley Goodall is the co-author, with Marcus Buckingham, of Nine Lies About Work: A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World.  He is an executive, leadership expert, and author, and has spent his career exploring large organizations from the inside.

Notes from this talk:

Sustaining excellence: Optimism -- An innate predisposition that things will get better Individualization -- Ability to attract great talent.  Knowing that each person has something unique to bring "You follow somebody if they give you confidence in the future." "The world will be better if I hitch my wagon to you." Great managers/leaders = They know how to surround themselves with the right people -- "If you want a great party, invite great people." They focus on people first They help them.  They coach them.  They find a path and set expectations. They grow.  They make the next step and help others do the same. "Talent is more important than experience." Talent = a recurring pattern of thought.  Enduring patterns in a person.  Hire for those, then train for skills. How to find talented people? Ask open ended questions, stay quiet, believe what they say. Ask appetite questions:  "What did you love most about that?" Talents are far more about natural appetite Feedback: "People need feedback to grow and excel.  It grows best not with feedback, but with help." People grown when attention is given to them.  "Pay attention to me.  My talents."  People need attention to what really works in them Leaders must look at the real world Idiosyncratic -- The best are... There is a difference between theory world and the real world "Learning is an emergent experience."  It's inside out... How you do your version... How do you measure things that are hard to measure? "Must make a distinction between traits and states." Example of a trait = extroversion Example of a state = mood, skills (can change) Competencies are a combination of both Being labeled a "Hi-Po" (high potential) in an organization:  "It's made up, not a thing.  Toxic because it presumes that some human brains can't/won't grow." "There is no point in having the 'hi-po' conversation.  In talent reviews, ask for each person... How will they grow best?  Don't use a 9 box grid." "Replace potential for momentum." "Work life balance is a very weird aspiration.  It's very hard to do it perfectly." "Balance is a way of being stationary.  It's not a good way to move through life." "We shouldn't tell people to do this.  Health is motion, finding love, finding red threads." "It draws you in.  You should move through life.  Draw strength from the movement." "If a leader has no followers, they're not a leader." -- "Follow-ship is the thing." "We all have fears for the future.  Find a leader that can see around the corner, we're drawn to that." "Be a free thinking leader." Use the "Get To Know You Document" Why joining The Learning Leader Circle is a good idea

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304: Laura Gassner Otting - How To Carve Your Own Path

Mar 31, 2019 01:04:22

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Episode #304: Laura Gassner Otting - How To Carve Your Own Path

Full show notes can be found at www.LearningLeader.com

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"It starts young.  We have a world where we are given an identity. We need to think, 'is that really what I want?"

Show Notes:

Sustaining excellence: Live on the edge of your incompetence -- "The more you talk, the less you listen."  Need to be asking questions and listening. Tenacity, grit Put yourself in uncomfortable situations Be in a position to learn something new from your failures... "That is delightful." "Looking into someone and seeing their greatness." Running coach -- "Calm, confident, reflect back to the dream  Compete. Issues with execution... Why? "We get stuck chasing someone else's dream." How do we know? "It starts young.  We have a world where we are given an identity. We need to think, 'is that really what I want?" The four parts of consonace: Calling -- It's bigger than you Connection - The work actually matters Contribution - It contributes to the life you actually want Control - How much do I have? "My mother told me I needed to be a lawyer." -- "I wanted to run for office." How did Laura end up in the Clinton Whitehouse? "I learned how to show up for others... And be dedicated to excellence" "I was a great leader, but a terrible manager."  You need to be self-aware Advice to new managers: "People want feedback.  Ask them if that project reflected their understanding of the assignment or their ability?" Laura's TEDx Talk: Stop asking, 'how can I help?' Think, 'what needs to happen?' Her fight with Ann Coulter Must be willing to change your mind as a leader -- "Our stories are our connections." Becoming an athlete -- Laura ran the first mile of her life nine years ago.  Now, she's a competitive rower.  And she ran in the Boston marathon. Confidence is built through doing.  Continue to push the boundaries of our own competence. Tel Aviv: Hunger Weight Tenacity Speed Grit/Heart Don't get in the comparison trap with other people's highlight reels on social media Advice she received that's been helpful -- "You're just not that important" Study -- Team of Rivals -- About Lincoln Use the "Get To Know You Document" Why joining The Learning Leader Circle is a good idea

303: General Stanley McChrystal - The New Definition Of Leadership

Mar 24, 2019 59:05

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Episode #303 - General Stanley McChrystal

Full Show Notes can be found at www.LearningLeader.com

A retired four-star general, Stan is the former commander of US and International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) Afghanistan and the former commander of the nation’s premier military counter-terrorism force, Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC).  In June 2009, the President of the United States and the Secretary General of NATO appointed him to be the Commander of US Forces Afghanistan and NATO ISAF. His command included more than 150,000 troops from 45 allied countries. 

Notes: 

There is a formulaic myth: Leadership is not what we think it is... "I thought it was just behaviors, but that's too simplistic." "Leadership is intensely contextual."  A great leader must adapt themselves to the situation. "There's not a style that's perfect for every situation."  Vince Lombardi coached differently based on the team he was coaching.  Coach K (from Duke) is known to be incredibly adaptable and that's why he's succeeded year after year. Important leadership qualities: Great listener -- Pay attention.  Marinate in what's happening. Have humility -- Think of the people you serve Why General McChrystal went to West Point: Dad, brothers, grandpa were all soldiers.  It's in the family. He wanted to be an Army Officer Stan struggled his senior year in high school.  He lived by himself, his mom had died. His Freshman year at West Point, he didn't take the school part seriously and got in trouble. He was almost kicked out of West Point. However, he got extremely high peer review ratings: His new tactical officer told him, "You're going to be a great officer" -- This was said based on how his peers had so much respect for him as a person.  That mentor reached him and made a significant impact on him.  "We all need someone like that." The power of a mentor/leader who believes in you: It's huge to have someone who mentally maps it out for you and believes in you.  Someone that takes time to get in your mind... To care about you.  It must be genuine, and when it is, it's powerful. Team of Teams:  It's hard to scale a lot of small team. It must be organically connected. The front line leader -- It's impactful to have a "front line obsession."  Be with your team.  Show them you care through your actions.  In order to fully understand the situation, you need to get out and see it for yourself. We often don't have the answers.  "You can't fake it.  The role of the leader has changed.  It used to be command and control.  A leader is more like a gardener now.  You must orchestrate the pieces of a team, and ensure they are well connected."  You want a well connected, curious organization. "If when you get on the ground the order we gave you is wrong, execute the order we should have given you." The leader must educate the team to make wise decisions from the front line if the leader is somewhere else.  The leader must trust the team to make the right decisions in that moment. "The leader still owns the outcome.  The reality is the team will do better if properly trained."  Create an organization of trust and speed.

302: Nick Kokonas - How To See The Genius In People

Mar 17, 2019 01:22:35

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302: Nick Kokonas - How To See The Genius In People

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Commonalities of sustaining excellence: Intellectual curiosity - A desire to learn.  Not for the outcome, but for the curiosity to learn more Healthy degree of paranoia - What Jim Collins would call "productive paranoia" In the pursuit of excellence "No one is giving it away for free.  It takes effort." Balance -- "I get manic at times. I'm not always well balanced."  The skill is in being able to turn it on and off... Which can happen over time "I've always been curious about how things worked..." Why it was helpful to go to Colgate University A Liberal Arts school forced Nick to study areas outside of just his major.  Made him more well-rounded He "learned how to learn" -- Forced him to wrestle with existential questions Rhetoric -- Can you understand all sides of an issue? Where does ambiguity exist? Need to learn to think critically -- How you do it is more important that you do it General advice: "Learn to communicate well.  Concisely. Learn to write and speak well. From a psychology perspective, analyze, "what are they really saying?" Why he became a derivatives trader: "I got into law school, but didn't want to go." He tested well, but desired his independence "Prestige as part of pay doesn't matter to me." To be great at anything, you must be disciplined to show up everyday -- "My money has always been at risk everyday. Some think that's crazy.  But I've always worked to have an edge." How to figure out outcomes as soon as possible The decision to leave the world of derivatives trading to open a restaurant... Why? "I took some money off the table... Then my dad died... and I thought, what am I doing?  I had no idea what I was going to do next..." Meeting Grant Achatz and the impact that had on Nick's life... "He reminded me a lot of myself.  He was thoughtful, driven, shy (this was the opposite), and he wasn't afraid of hard work." "I think I have a skill to see the genius in some people." "Grant's work is of artistic genius" Doing what you love and are passionate about: "For me the test is... When I wake up in the morning is it nagging at me to do it?"

301: James Kerr - How To Create An Ethos Of Excellence (Legacy)

Mar 10, 2019 01:06:12

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Episode #301 with James Kerr

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Commonalities of sustaining excellence: Humility - An ego-less approach. "Serve to lead" mentality Curiosity - Following passion Value Excellence - Focus on doing the small things right These are transferable principles to any organziation The "All Blacks" rugby team "are our Gods in New Zealand."  They've won just under 80% of their games in history Scored twice as many points as their competitors The most successful sports team of all time Sustained high performance Mana = The God within.  The spirit... The ethos that creates excellence decade after decade Surprises? "The softness in this hard game.  A love, a brotherhood, connection, meaning, caring for one another." How have they sustained excellence? Tradition Starts at the top with the leaders Breaking down old orthodox Like the British SAS - "Rank but no class" Leadership group -- It's not just one coach.  Everyone's ideas are valued. It's a player led team - "Positive power of peer pressure."  That feeling of not wanting to let one of your teammates down "You fight more for the person in the foxhole next to you." The Spartan sword and shield.  You can lose you sword, but you can never lose your shield.  That helps protect your brother. Accountability - There is leadership at every level It empowers the individual in a project bigger than themselves How does this work in business? Helps them step up, take ownership, be responsible "A leader is responsible for the result.  Good or bad."

300 - Keith & AJ Hawk - How To Instill Work Ethic & Curiosity In Your Children

Mar 4, 2019 01:41:58

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Episode #300: Keith & AJ Hawk - How To Instill Work Ethic & Curiosity In Your Kids

Full show notes can be found at www.LearningLeader.com 

Keith Hawk is a 32-year veteran sales professional and sales leader.  For over ten years he led one of America's greatest sales organizations, at LexisNexis.  He continues in a customer focused role to this day at that global organization, speaking to customer groups around the world on the topic of solving business problems with the solutions offered by his firm.  In addition, he continues to speak regularly on topics such as consultative selling, selling to executives, and how to effectively lead people.  He also happens to be my dad.

AJ Hawk played 11 seasons in the NFL.  He was a two-time All American at Ohio State and he also won The Lombardi Award (as a senior at Ohio State) as the countries best defensive player.  He was the fifth overall draft pick of the Green Bay Packers in the 2006 NFL draft.  He was voted team captain on their Super Bowl winning team in 2010.  He finished his career as the all time leading tackler in Green Bay Packer history.  AJ is my younger brother.

Staying sharp after official retirement? "My mind is as clear as it's been in many years. I read more, write more, listen to more podcasts, I learn more now than I ever have." "I never liked getting the question, 'did you get all of your work done?' As a senior leader at a big company, the work was never done. In my role now, I can go give a speech and get the work done." Advice to others - "Stay patient a little bit, you have to find a way to grab hold of your day and take control of it.  Don't let others do that to you." AJ's progress to improve as a broadcaster: There is no end game Must keep grinding and getting as many reps as possible "You have to jump in and do the work." You can't worry about judgement from others. You have to get the reps. Get on the stage and do it. How to handle the follow up to a competitive life in the NFL? Must have realistic expectations... That amount of competition will never happen again.  That's okay as long as you're prepared for it Broadcasting is a never ending battle with myself to get better.  To improve.  "I'm competitive with myself to get better."  Learning the intricacies from the greats.  "I've learned to be quiet, to let a moment breathe." Why are walk-thurs so important in the NFL?  Why does a world class athlete need to walk-thru a step for over an hour a day? “The tiny details consistently worked on everyday so they become instincts. In the moment you don’t have to think and just rely on the instincts you created.  That's why we did so many walk-thrus in the NFL." Why my Dad went to Green Bay for his birthday week every summer? The famous Tom Hanks quote, "I could watch my son brush his teeth all day." And he loved watching world-class athletes work on perfecting their craft. Listener question: From Tony Milenberger (member of one of my leadership circles) - With all the different directions you guys are going, how do you still manage to like each other? What rhythms keep you connected in the busy seasons?  How does it help your success? We each have different roles and we've worked hard to do a great job at our role.  We all have creative outlets and have remained each others biggest fans.  We push each other to be better.  And when one of the family members reaches a level of fame and fortune (AJ), their ability to remain humble and down to earth is huge.  AJ has done that and created a ton of phenomenal family experiences because of it. The process of earning my book deal with McGraw-Hill... How it all came about.  There was an instant huge belief from Casey Ebro, senior editor from McGraw-Hill.  I describe that conversation and why we chose to work together. Listener question from Mike Flynn: What is your Dad's greatest hopes for his children and grandchildren? Maslow's hierarchy Economics taken care because of their hard work Fulfilled life with a great spouse Work stimulates us, gets us excited Put our children in a place to be successful Self-actualize -- Live up to what you want to do How to handle a situation when you hit a rut? When this happened with my Dad, he always wanted to get directly to the front lines.  "When times got tough, I scheduled days in the field to meet with our customers and our front line people.  I wanted to be reminded why they did business with us.  I wanted to break it down to the bare essentials.  How could I do this in a different way?  Meeting with them helped." Reminded of the quote, "if it's not broke, fix it."  Be proactive.  Billy Joel had this happen to him and he rediscovered his love when he went to a new fan base in Russia. With AJ - "When I was struggling or kept getting caught in the garbage of the linemen in front of me, my coach, Winston Moss, would say, 'why don't you take a step back and see what the view is like from there?' A simple step back to gain a new perspective helped.

 

299: Kyle Maynard - "The World Will Not Be Tailored To Your Every Need" (Scaling Kilimanjaro)

Feb 25, 2019 50:27

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Episode #299: Kyle Maynard

Full show notes can be found at www.LearningLeader.com

Kyle Maynard is a motivational speaker, bestselling author, entrepreneur, and ESPY award-winning mixed martial arts athlete, known for becoming the first quadruple amputee to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Aconcagua without the aid of prosthetics.

Oprah Winfrey called Kyle “one of the most inspiring young men you will ever hear about.” Arnold Schwarzenegger described him as “the real deal,” “a champion human,” and “one of the most inspiring people” he’s ever met. Even the great Wayne Gretzky has spoken of Kyle’s “greatness.”

Show Notes:

Commonalities of sustaining excellence: Consistent action... Plotting Life is a marathon "I've struggled with this." "We live in a society that we think we have to reach the summit" "Climb as hard as you can but relinquish the fact that you've ever arrived."  It will never be enough to fulfill you. "You've never arrived, you're always becoming." "I question what we're driven towards." Losing the first 35 matches... His dad told him that no wrestlers win in their first year and convinced him to go back for his second year "What you're looking for, you're going to find." A self-efficacy belief.  It's in your deeper nervous system... It becomes automatic.  His dad planted the seed. "We have this illusion in our head, but it doesn't happen overnight." "The world will not be tailored for your every need." "We are softening the edges, we need to learn how to mentally deal with things." "We need to choose conscious suffering." "Voluntary hardship" The power of meeting veterans in an airport on a way to giving motivational speeches "It shifted, it wasn't about me."  The message helped veterans not commit suicide. "It's B.S. to think anyone is self-made.  We all need help."  The ripple effect. Why climb? "I want to experience the world.  Just did scuba dive at the Great Barrier reef." Crawling 19,340 feet in just ten days... Climbing Mount Kilmanjaro "Focus on that next three feet in front of you..." Just the next step.  Before you know it, you put your head up and you're at your destination Reminds me of Alison Levine -- "Just put one foot in front of the other and take that next step. Just keep going." "I don't know if I have enough in the tank, but I'm going to keep going." "The 3 feet in front of you is the only thing that matters" "Anything is possible is a lie... Tell the truth, know how to test your limits" "What gets measured gets done" How long can you enjoy accomplishments? "It's a weird dance." "What I'm learning to do now is plotting the essence of it..." Favorite book: Empire Of The Summer Moon Fasting: "When you fast (don't eat), your body picks the weakest cells and eats them."  There is a lot of science to support fasting Advice to others: Value money but not too much Have a small number of possessions Namaste = "Light inside of me.  Recognize light inside of you." Take calculated risk, go on adventures "Follow your bliss"

298: Michael Useem - How To Become A Learning Machine

Feb 18, 2019 53:22

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Episode #298 with Michael Useem - How To Become A Learning Machine

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Commonalities of sustaining excellence: Thinking strategically Communicating persuasively Decisive decision making The power of using real life examples to demonstrate leadership Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain He was a learning machine "We know not the future, and cannot plan for it much.  But we can determine and know what manner of men we will be whenever and wherever the hour strikes." He was a self directed lifelong learner - "I have always been interested in military matters, and what I do not know in that line, I know how to learn. I study I tell you every military work I can find." He had a mentor/coach - Adelbert Ames was his tent mate and he learned all he could from him He had a disciplined focus on learning from him.  "I asked him every night to tell me what he knew so I could learn" He routinely got outside of his comfort zone - "I will watch myself and do an after action review to analyze." Get tangible experience The purpose behind taking students and family members to Gettysburg every semester - To "stand where Chamberlain stood." And to "get you in their moment on that ground." Recreate the moment as if you're there. Gene Kranz and Apollo 13 "Expecting high performance is a prerequisite to its achievement among those who work with you.  Your high standards and optimistic anticipations will not guarantee a favorable outcome, but their absence will assuredly create the opposite." Being a decisive decision maker and preparing for those challenging moments with an attitude that "failure is not an option." "I knew my teams even more than they knew themselves." Had a great mentor in Chris Craft to help him Teams that are well developed go through experiences together can outperform individuals under stress The motivation behind risk takers: "A calculating adventurer, deriving a thrill from taking a risk and watching it pay off."  This is how visions are created. How to become savvy about calculated risk Risk tolerance is a learned skill Persuasive communication is an art form It's a learned skill You can't hide, you must be persuasive as a leader There needs to be a solid narrative (story), a purpose behind it Every person must know how important their specific contribution is -- "Why are we doing this and what is my role?"

297: Tero Isokauppila - CEO Of Four Sigmatic: Principled Based Leadership

Feb 11, 2019 51:03

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#297: Tero Isokauppila - CEO Of Four Sigmatic: Principled Based Leadership

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Show Notes:

Commonalities of sustaining excellence: "They love what they do" -- Love the process.  The work Humility/Excitement to learn -- they know things will change and they must adjust Listen more than you talk. Curiosity -- The Dalai Lama exemplifies this very well. Able to adjust -- Madonna is a prime example of being able to adjust and reinvent herself How being a 13th generation farmer from Finland helped set the course for Tero's life -- "I have domain knowledge." Finnish people consume more coffee per capita than anyone in the world The idea of putting mushrooms in coffee came because of this Super foods help with: Hormonal response Gut health Immune system Four Sigmatic is a company built with super foods The beginning -- "It all comes down to value generation.  If you want to generate value, you have to see what others don't yet see." Culture -- "You need to rally around people who believe in the mission." Find believers and sponsors as your first employees -- his founding team were former teammates Get to know you team deeply -- how they think, feel, act, what motivates them Currently they have a fully distributed team of 37 people The hiring process and qualities they look for.  Four lenses: Can they do they job? -- Skills How will they fit in our culture? -- Fundamentals What do they cost? -- Financially and emotionally What is their growth potential? They must be "extra good" at communication - written and verbal.  How do they write emails?  Must be extra organized. "Culture exists whether you want or not.  It is what it is." Their principles: S - Stay healthy, eat well, exercise W - We are us, not them A - Always carry product R - Results with freedom -- KPI M - Make it grow, let it go Examples of innovation

296: Emily Fletcher - The Secret Superpower Of Top Performers (Meditation)

Feb 4, 2019 55:01

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Episode #296: Emily Fletcher - The Secret Superpower Of Top Performers (Meditation)

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Commonalities of sustaining excellence: They have a magnetic quality.  Others are drawn to them.  People look to them. They have the ability to shift their state of being.  Not just being calm.  They are able to be variable and can adapt to situations Meditation increases adaptability Meditation helps you take care of yourself Rest, nurture your brain and body The failure of most when they attempt to meditate: Emily is on a mission to rid the world of "ex-meditators" -- people who have tried and failed and given up on it There have been 58 million downloads of meditation apps Free apps are gentle by design and not as useful Advice -- There is a difference between mindfulness and meditation. "Meditation is a tool that helps you get rid of stress from your past." Mindfulness is "the art of bringing your awareness into the present moment" Meditation gives your brain and body tools. "Kind of a nap sitting up. Mind alert, body getting rest." -- Relieve stress from now and past It is not a toy.  It's a very powerful tool.  You need proper training It's ridiculously simple, yet powerful Biggest misconception  -- "People think they have to clear their head.  They think thoughts are the enemy.  That's not true." "People think they are too busy to meditate... You know we're talking about your brain right?" Emily was on Broadway for 10 years... Living in constant state of anxiety... Sick, insomnia, was miserable. She noticed another performer had none of those issues.  She asked what she did and found out meditation was the key... Emily took a class, and liked it so much she went to India to be trained professionally. She created Ziva... An online meditation tool. It's about manifesting "consciously creating the life you love" "Don't water the weeds" -- Don't focus on the wrong things

295: Todd Herman - Using Alter Egos To Transform Your Life

Jan 28, 2019 01:14:14

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#295: Todd Herman - Using Alter Egos To Transform Your Life

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Notes:

Commonalities of sustaining excellence: "Negative capability" (John Keats term) The ability to pursue your dream despite the fact that circumstance tells you it won't happen. Not losing faith despite the long odds Mental toughness - "The ability to be flexible & adaptable despite what the world is throwing at you." The OPP framework for goal setting: Outcome Performance - Resources Process - Who, what, when, where What Todd does? He's on a mission to give people smart thinking models.  He helps ambitious people. Revenue generation: He's built programs and systems and licensed it to sports teams He does sport science and peak performance coaching Grew up doing speaking competitions. Did 68 speeches in 90 days.  All for free.  Have to "get the reps" "This is how I know I've made it... I loved doing a free speech for four people.  I loved it!" "You must show up.  Continue to show up no matter what.  Even if nobody is there, show up anyway." "The answers are never waiting for you to sit still. The answers are out there doing it.  It's action that matters." How Todd developed strong mental toughness? Rough upbringing -- He was sexually abused at a church camp when he was 12 He retreated and developed mental toughness to deal with it Skills developed as an athlete that translated to life outside of sports: Preparation Routines Visualization/Imagery Why are alter-egos so powerful? They help you get into flow state and not get out of your head The Bo Jackson story -- "Bo Jackson never played a down of football.  It was Jason from Friday The 13th.  I was crazy out there."

294: Warren Berger - How To Ask More Beautiful Questions

Jan 21, 2019 56:44

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Episode #294: Warren Berger - How To Ask More Beautiful Questions

Commonalities of sustaining excellence: Intelligent... Smart Hard-working Ambitious Humble -- This is a really important quality.  No ego or arrogance.  They admit when they are wrong.  Willing to acknowledge when they're wrong.  They are open to listening to others and their ideas. Curiosity - They are not trapped by their own expertise.  They are open minded, curious, looking around. Able to adapt Communication skill -- The willingness and ability to ask great questions The genesis of becoming a questionoligist -- Warrens calls himself a questionoligist.  The art and science of asking questions. He originally was a journalist and developed a skill for asking questions doing that job. "Questioning was a tool of the trade" Warren was writing about design and the idea of questioning kept coming up with leaders in business. "The ability to ask good questions would lead them thru the innovation cycle." The holy trinity of questioning: Why?  Trying to understand What if?  Ideation, brainstorming How?  Get practical.  "How can we take the first step?" Big open ended questions -- They are the stems Each one does something completely different Questioning as a manager: Find time to have the conversations and ask questions of your team members Must be thoughtful and prepared We've gotten out of the habit of being questioners, and now it's always about doing.  "Slow down, ask questions.  Why are we pursuing this strategy? Understand why?"

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293: Brent Beshore - How To Get Rich Slow & Live An Optimal Life

Jan 14, 2019 58:56

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Episode #293: Brent Beshore - How To Get Rich Slow & Live An Optimal Life

Commonalities of sustaining excellence: The usual things like: integrity and hard work But the best... "know how messy they are, they challenge themselves, they have high level of self-awareness, they need people around them to help.  They acknowledge their imperfections, and they give others grace for their imperfections." How to develop self awareness?  Surround yourself with people who will tell you the truth -- "We are all highly imperfect." Give people a true open invitation to criticize, but they also must be constructive, loving, kind, thoughtful people. "They need to be rooting for you."\ What do you look for in someone to work with? Curiosity - an inherent desire to know more, learn, reconstruct reality Self awareness - genuine intellectual honesty Integrity - function of consistency over time.  Have to reconstruct it

292: Beth Comstock - You Don't Need Permission (Former GE Vice Chair)

Jan 7, 2019 01:03:46

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Episode #292 - Beth Comstock: You Don't Need Permission (Former GE Vice Chair)

Beth Comstock spent nearly three decades at GE. As Chief Marketing Officer and then Vice Chair of Innovation, she led efforts to accelerate new growth, develop digital and clean-energy futures, seed new businesses and enhance brand value.  As President of Integrated Media at NBC Universal, she oversaw TV ad revenue and digital media efforts, including the early development of Hulu. Prior to this, she held roles at NBC, CBS and CNN/Turner Broadcasting.

Her first book, Imagine it Forward, was published in September 2018. She is a director at Nike, and trustee of The National Geographic Society. 

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"You must grab agency.  You don't always need permission."

Show Notes:

Commonalities of sustaining excellence: "They don't stop. They keep coming back.  There is an inherent belief that tomorrow is another day.  They have great stamina." Examples: Jeff Bezos (Amazon), Mary Barra (GM) What was it like being hired by Jack Welch (including the story of Jack offering her the big promotion) "You know you can't say no to Jack Welch and GE.  It fascinated me." Jeff Immelt -- "He lives to deliver for the customer" Take us back to 1985... Beth is in her mid-20's, she's hiding behind the door as her husband tells her mom that they are getting a divorce. "It was a defining moment.  I was willfully choosing an unfamiliar path.  It felt like a failure." "In times of change, you have a choice to figure it out." JR, the bad boss... We've all had bad bosses.  How to deal with it? "He was a gatekeeper, just said no.  So, I wrote a report, shared it with others, gave it to him.  He rejected all of it.  So I left to go to Ted Turner's CNN." "You must grab agency.  You don't always need permission." "No means 'not yet'" The difference between gatekeepers and goalkeepers: Goalkeepers clear the way, they help you.  Gatekeepers do the opposite." Common mistakes the new manager makes and how to avoid them: Understand the responsibility Find a way to be secure in yourself.  A lot of mistakes are made out of insecurity. "I was not good at giving feedback.  Good or bad.  I didn't communicate well initially." "You need to get to know your team very well.  Know them as individuals.  Connect with them.  People don't want to be managed or controlled, they want to be led. There is a difference." Mentors: "I was a 30 year old first time manager and I didn't have good mentors.  I was afraid to reach out to people for help.  Find a series of people to be your board of advisors.  You will need it." The "Steve Jobs recruited me" story -- "This was right before the iPhone came out.  He said, 'We're going to do some really big things here and I want you to be part of it.'  It wasn't right for my family to move out there at that time though.  I made the pro and con list and the move was too powerful.  So I said no.  There are days where I regret it." The difference between Jack Welch and Jeff Immelt: "Both were good leaders.  Jeff championed people and fully supported me." "They led in different times.  It's a shame that they get compared when they led in two completely different eras." "Tell me something I don't want to hear." -- Why this is a powerful exercise all leaders need to do with their teams on a regular basis. "Success theater" was an initiative.  It's meant to crack bureaucracy.  "Jeff Immelt was actually trying to make it better through doing this.  You need that feedback loop." Hiring:  What does Beth look for in a candidate? Curiosity - Open and eager to learn A quest for excellence - Do they actively strive to be better? Others provide references on their behalf Trial run - "Try, then buy."  Simulate the role Hire someone who knows what you don't - Hire for your weaknesses How to handle an environment as a woman leader surrounded by men? "I'm a creative woman.  I came to appreciate my differences.  I became this small, quiet, rebel. Forge a different path.  Learn how to get comfortable doing this." Advice to men? "I'm so glad you're asking this.  Be open.  Listen.  Talk with females at work. Have open dialog.  Ask questions how you can do better." "Assume nobel intent." How to "imagine it forward?" "Data is squeezing imagination from us." -- "Open yourself to new people and ideas." "Pattern recognition" "Scenario planning" Think "What if I were the customer? What if I were the competitor?  What would I do?" Leading as an introvert.  Most great introvert leaders have these useful qualities: Introspective Good listener Understand how to manage their energy Find time to recharge Why joining The Learning Leader Circle is a good idea Use the "Get To Know You Document"

"I'm a creative woman.  I came to appreciate my differences.  I became this small, quiet, rebel. Forge a different path.  Learn how to get comfortable doing this."

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291: Andy Rachleff - What Do You Uniquely Offer That People Desperately Want?

Dec 31, 2018 52:57

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Episode #291: Andy Rachleff (CEO Wealthfront) - What Do You Uniquely Offer That People Desperately Want?

Andy Rachleff is a co-founder and Executive Chairman of Wealthfront. Rachleff co-founded Benchmark Capital in 1995 and was a general partner until 2004. 

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Commonalities of sustaining excellence: Intellectual curiosity -- Pass this along to kids at the dinner table Ask questions "Bright people think other smart people ask questions." The leader creates the culture "People model the behavior of the leader." "To be a great teacher, you have to synthesize something into small statements.  This helps you be a better leader." Magic 8 Ball statements "A's hire A's. B's hire C's."

290: Scott Harrison - Redemption, Compassion, & The Transformative Power Within Us All

Dec 24, 2018 56:26

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#290: Scott Harrison - Redemption, Compassion, & The Transformative Power Within Us All

Scott Harrison is the founder and CEO of charity: water, a non-profit that has mobilized over one million donors around the world to fund over 28,000 water projects in 26 countries that will serve more than 8.2 million people. Harrison has been recognized on Fortune's 40 under 40 list, Forbes' Impact 30 list, and was ranked #10 in Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People in Business. He is currently a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. Scott’s first book, Thirst, was released in October (2018) and immediately hit the New York Times best-seller list.

289: Philip McKernan- Relationships Move At The Speed Of Vulnerability

Dec 17, 2018 55:29

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Episode #289: Philip McKernan - Relationships Move At The Speed Of Vulnerability

Show Notes:

Commonalities of sustaining excellence: Moments where they feel like a fraud, question themselves.  They are more comfortable within those moments This allows them to bounce back quicker They seek and attract things that are outside of their normal comfort zone The Picasso example -- The courage to face the failure and own up to it "Vulnerability is the only way to truly deepen relationships" "When you say, "I don't know," it helps others feel empowered to help" Philip felt worthless at age 14. He felt isolated and alone, a burden to try and fit in.  "That pain had a purpose." How to go from an isolated and alone 14 year old to a keynote speaker who moves people to tears? How to deal with skeptics? "That's okay. But, I would address it now. Couples typically wait five years too long to get counseling.  Do it now." What do you do? "I create environments for people to go deep. I meet them where they're at." The story of starting this business on the side in an Irish pub. "The hardest time of my life was at the beginning, but I didn't allow lack of money to impact what I did." "What are you willing to give up to do what you want?" "I stopped making the journey about me... It was about them." Why Philip will not send his kids to college... "Spend time learning. You need to understand who you are. A classroom is not built on how to get to know who you are." The "Planes, Trains, & Automobiles" test: Kevin Bacon started his career with no lines... But kept working. "Be willing to put in the work. Run for the cab." Is "follow your passion good advice?" "Yes and no.  There is a big difference between excitement and passion.  I believe we all have gifts and so many people use their talents." "For you, sales was a talent, but your gift is connecting with people. To lift them, to help them, to build confidence." "We are all leaders but a lot of people lead from an inauthentic space. It's not what we do, it's how we do it." What is One Last Talk? "If you had 15 minutes left to live to share your message, what would you say? You need to share with the world to free yourself." The process creates freedom.  People want to connect.  This is "team deepening." Why write a book? "Everyone has the capacity to make an impact. I believe all of us carry some demons." "It's like five years of therapy in one book." "The book is by me, but it's not for me.  I will never sign it." "One of the greatest burdens a child can bare is the unlived life of their parents."

288: Robert Greene - The Laws Of Human Nature (Part 2)

Dec 13, 2018 44:24

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Episode #288: Robert Greene - The Laws Of Human Nature (Part 2)

"I knew at eight years old I wanted to be a writer. It took me 30 years to find the right ideas. Everybody has a primal inclination." - Robert Greene

"If you're not excited about the field you work in, you'll learn half as much." -- Robert Greene

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287: Robert Greene - 5 Strategies For Becoming A Master Persuader (Part 1)

Dec 10, 2018 54:45

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Episode #287: Robert Greene - 5 Strategies For Becoming A Master Persuader (Part 1)

Robert Greene teaches the most important subject of all – understanding people’s drives and motivations, even when they are unconscious of them themselves. Drawing from the ideas and examples of Pericles, Queen Elizabeth I, Martin Luther King Jr, and many others, Greene teaches us how to detach ourselves from our own emotions and master self-control.

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286: Phil Jones - How To Build Your Squad (The WHO In Your Life)

Dec 3, 2018 01:05:14

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286: Phil Jones - How To Build Your Squad (The WHO In Your Life)

Show Notes:

Commonalities of sustaining excellence: Ability to see things through the eyes of others -- empathy Create and articulate a shared vision Create momentum for others Build your squad -- The WHO in your life His mom said, "Be careful, go get a job and be safe."  She is the right person in the wrong place. We all need: Cheerleaders - they put fuel in our tank Role modes - someone's model to follow Mentors - someone to share experiences with Coaches - they ask us questions Trainers - they teach us skills Advisors - overall strategy Aspirational peers - Peers you look up to and want to spend time with "Success leaves clues."

285: Scott Gerber - Stop Networking And Start Building Relationships That Matter

Nov 26, 2018 58:35

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Episode #285: Scott Gerber - Stop Networking And Start Building Relationships That Matter

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Commonalities of sustaining excellence: Those who surround themselves with people smarter than them Empathetic Self-aware -- And an ability to understand others "We are losing connection for connectivity." How to become a super-connector? "Curiosity leads to everything." -- Always be questioning... "Learning is the defining quality of all of it." How to get to the core of person to better understand where they come from and their motivations... "The Road Less Traveled" -- Constantly revise our maps of reality "The Big Short" - "It's what you think you know that's not true that gets you in trouble." How to answer the "What do you do?" question -- Scott - "Try to live life purposefully" His nickname -- "The Pandora of Gen-Y networking" "Social Capital is the most important currency that we have. I'm a curator of people." "There is so much power to bringing amazing people together." Why it's bad to ask, "How can I help you?" "Marketers fundamentally f'd up this conversation." -- "It's become too formulaic as the next step.  Instead, you should know how you can help and help.  It's a bad question because it shows your thoughtless and it's part of a script. Don't do that." Be exceptional at making introductions -- Does it provide mutual value? When you become proficient at it, take it a step further... Film a short video to make the intro. Get creative. The gray zones -- Always ask "why?" "Real relationships take real time" How to create remarkable experiences: Get great people in the room -- carefully curate the guest list Build trust Exceptional atmosphere/environment Be very thoughtful about every tiny detail The YEC summit in Eden, Utah Create something remarkable to ensure people and things you bring together click. Humanize people that run the community -- Ex: The execs serve dinner to the guests, find common touch points "Get the intros right! Lift your guests up, brag about them in front of their peers." Being a connector vs being connected -- The tools How to build consistent referrals? Create events where people want to bring a guest who is not a current client but could be.  The event must be exceptional.  Invest heavily in this. Why joining The Learning Leader Circle is a good idea Use the "Get To Know You Document"

284: Michael Lombardi - A Masterclass In Building Teams And Winning Championships

Nov 19, 2018 01:00:36

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Episode #284: Michael Lombardi - A Masterclass In Building Teams And Winning Championships

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Commonalities of sustaining excellence: A set foundation A standard of excellence in everything they do.  Not rooted in sports, but in everything Understand how to build a culture Why mission statements were useless to Mike and his colleagues The focus on getting 1% better every day... If you do so, the score takes care of itself Demonstrate how to lead... The leader must model that behavior "Managers do things right, leaders do the right thing." Operating framework Have a plan Explain to self Build trust Command of self "Culture is a plant. You must nurture it everyday." Personal accountability is the ultimate sign of strength.  "All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong." - Sophocles Bill Walsh - The value of being his personal driver and learning from him directly during all of those car rides.  That's where Mike learned about leadership... And about Tom Peters Coach Walsh was always reading something that made him think and passed that along to Mike... "If you don't like change, you'll like irrelevancy less." Hiring process: Want people who are coach-able and able to learn the Bill Walsh system "Training is hard. Most managers don't do it." A "5 tool leader" Strategy Tactics Preparation Execution Situational instincts to know which among the first 4 is required and when The myth of coaches working long hours and sleeping in the office Sustainable values vs situational values -- command of the process When Al Davis interviewed people, he would do a deep dive on their background prior to the interview and use their high school mascot as his personal nickname for the candidate. This was Al's subtle way of letting the candidate know that he "knew everything about them so they better be honest." Creative vs divergent -- Take an existing idea and make it better The 7 QB qualifiers and how this relates to a leader in business: A winning way A thick skin Work ethic Football smarts Innate ability Carriage Leadership You must be able to process things at a high rate Learning from mistakes -- The Doug Pederson mistake Mike made... "How often is it the structure, the landscape, vs the player? Jackson Browne - "Never forget the ones you mess up." Life advice -- Jack Nicholson - "Read everything. It's the elixir of life. Understand something from all sides and all points of view. Read it all from the opposition side to get complete understanding on the topic." The most effective leaders have a willingness to receive feedback and implement it.

283: Tyler Cowen - The Path To Prosperity In A Disordered World

Nov 12, 2018 55:52

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Episode #283: Tyler Cowen - The Path To Prosperity In A Disordered World

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Commonalities of sustaining excellence: "I admire people who are constantly reading and learning things." Those who have a quiet excellence about them The most effective leaders have a willingness to receive feedback and implement it. Tyler was a world class chess player at age 15 and won the world championship.  He always played against older players, people who were better than him. (Reminds me of James Clear and the Goldilocks Effect) Doing vs. Learning: Tyler admires those who spend more time learning than doing (he takes a counter intuitive approach to this... like most things he thinks!) "I admire people who spend a lot of time thinking, those who read a lot of books, searching..." Tyler describes his book reading process Books - "Start with what you love..." Start with fiction: Shakespeare, others like that.  Tyler is not a fan of most management books. Books he likes: The 5th Discipline, Michael Porter, Maslow, Flow, Daniel Kahneman "Read biographies" What was Tyler like as a kid? "Intense, curious, even tempered, quite happy... Much the same as I am now." There is always new information to learn from travel -- The perspective gained from traveling the world is extremely valuable.  Tyler has traveled to 100's of countries worldwide Have dialog with local people in each place you go.  We discussed my trip to Italy, Slovenia, and Croatia. Learn the personal history of the places you go.  Some great recent trips? Singapore, China, Mexico (learn to speak Spanish) Tyler's day to day actions: Write, blog, lunch with college students, teaches for 3 hours per day. He's 56 years old What is scarce? -- We all should focused on being great at what is scarce Quality land and natural resources Intellectual property, or good ideas about what should be produced Quality labor with unique skills Talent that can execute. Great leadership How to become great at what is scarce? Tyler interviewed the tennis great, Martina Navratilova... Her thoughts: "You need to make a deliberative decision to train. A complete dedication to the craft." You also need someone who will tell you the truth and help you improve. Who are your mentors, am I respecting others? A massive need to train and practice. Why shouldn't we pay kids to do chores? "Don't transact with kids.  It should be part of their normal day.  They shouldn't be paid for it." The shifting gender balance of power - Be conscientious.  "Women are simply better at almost everything." How Stripe publishing is doing things differently... Latest book: Stubborn Attachments - "It's been 20 years in the making. My most philosophical book." "It's about the eternal principles how we should think about things..." The meta explanation for why it seems like our political world is wacky... "Most of history is wacky." Tyler makes a 2020 prediction for the presidential election "Stories are deliberate over-simplifications. Complexity has been drained away from most." How to prepare for a keynote speech? "For the Martina Navratilova interview, I read 40 books about her and tennis and learned everything I could to be prepared." Reading: Read books in clusters based on topics Go to the library and do a physical search Why joining The Learning Leader Circle is a good idea Use the "Get To Know You Document"

"It's about conscientiousness.  Women are simply better than men at almost everything."

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282: Seth Godin - You Can't Be Seen Until You Learn To See

Nov 5, 2018 43:15

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Episode #282: Seth Godin - You Can't Be Seen Until You Learn To See

"In a crowded marketplace, fitting in is a failure. In a busy marketplace, not standing out is the same as being invisible." 

Show Notes:

Commonalities of sustaining excellence: It changes over time Must be willing to fail - "Okay... Will I do things that might not work?" Some of Seth's failures: many teaching mistakes, tried to build philanthropy platform that failed, blog has failed at times How to handle a slump? - "There's no such thing as a long slump." Stephen J. Gould - "The real problem is how you respond to the failure. You can't tell yourself a story that's not true." Have honest self talk -- "This isn't a slump." Stanford MBA - Friends with Chip Conley.  "Everyone there feels like a fraud or an arrogant jerk. I felt like I was drowning. The sessions with Chip changed my life."  Chips "Random Acts of Initiative" were life changing.  Chip taking initiative and not fearing rejection. Remarkable. Empathy - A mentor wants to see you do things that are bold, leap forward because of them. Be a mentor - "Make the world shinier. Bring life to more causes." Economy of words - "I made the decision to write like I talk." "Talking isn't better because you're afraid." The book publishing world and why Seth chose to traditionally publish This Is Marketing What percentage of Seth's success is luck? "98.2%"  The final 1.8% is "relentless persistence."  "The 98.2% is the parent lottery." How to deal with rejection after rejection... "Culture IS strategy. How we treat people. It's hard to do the things we're proud of." "Great ones have better clients." Side hustle advice -- Start it on the side so that you don't have to make money at it right away. You can choose your clients and never just "do it for the money." "Exactly. Great advice." Keys to storytelling - "We have too much stuff." Better understand the story you're telling yourself. Why joining The Learning Leader Circle is a good idea Use the "Get To Know You Document"

"Luck for me is 98.2% of it. The other 1.8% is relentless persistence."

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281: George Raveling - Eight Decades Of Wisdom: From Dr. Martin Luther King To Michael Jordan

Oct 28, 2018 01:30:17

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Episode #281: George Raveling - Eight Decades Of Wisdom: From Dr. Martin Luther King To Michael Jordan

Show Notes:

Commonalities of sustaining excellence: Growth mindset Immense curiosity High level of self awareness -- "It starts within" Great vision Most important = "they execute" Relationship lessons learned over eight decades - "Be a giver, not a taker. Try to genuinely help people." Develop trust, respect, and care for others -- "It's all about love.  Don't keep score.  Do the right thing, be kind, but don't keep score or trade favors.  That's not how it works." Standing next to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr for the "I Have A Dream" speech Asking Dr. King for the speech after he finished (and getting it... still has it!) Why he won't sell of try to profit from the speech despite it being worth millions The power of "showing up early" and "asking for what you want" Why Coach reads so much -- "The slave owners used to hide money in books because they knew slaves would never look in the books because they couldn't read." -- "If someone can control my mind, they can control my body.  I will not let that happen.  Books are my mistress." Information = knowledge = wisdom = opportunity = growth = success The importance of his upbringing - His dad died when he was 9, his mom was institutionalized when he was 13. He was raised by his grandmother and nuns. "My grandmother taught me to be curious.  She taught me to ask.  She taught me good manners.  She taught me humility. She taught me to help people.  She was the #metoo movement before the #metoo movement" How basketball was the "greatest vehicle for transformation in my life." Earned scholarship to Villanova -- When George was first offered a scholarship, he didn't know what that meant. Going from player to coach and why he was suited to be a great coach Becoming the first African American head coach of the Pac 8 (Pac 12) The mindset of thinking of yourself as an educator/teacher George is a voracious reader and marks up each and every page of the books he likes (I saw first hand and it's amazing) The importance for older people to have 4-5 younger mentors in their life.  Ryan Holiday plays this role for Coach. The importance of self leadership - "You must take care of yourself before trying to lead others" Working at Nike for Phil Knight -- Helping sign Michael Jordan away from Adidas Focus on being a great decision maker and seeking out growth opportunities Why you don't need a title to be an effective leader In order to be promoted, focus on being incredibly great at what you're doing right now "Be so good they can't ignore you." The 10 realities of life Coach Raveling values most at age 81 Pushing Coach to write a book about living a great life -- Tweet him to do this! Why joining The Learning Leader Circle is a good idea Use the "Get To Know You Document"

280: Danny Iny - Why You Shouldn't Go To College

Oct 21, 2018 01:01:17

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Episode #280: Danny Iny - Why You Shouldn't Go To College

"The future is here. It's just not evenly distributed." 

Show Notes:

Commonalities of sustaining excellence: An attitude of curiosity - interested. "I wonder why that happens?" Sense of things being "figureoutable." They will get it done. Fortitude. Danny and I discuss a partnership -- Working together on building a course Being "catalytically curious" Why start Mirasee? Built after previous failure. "On an emotional level, a startup falling apart is like a really rough breakup." "Mirasee was the rebound business."  It has a value driven ethos.  "At the end of an interaction with you, people should like you more regardless of what happens." "Mira" = To see, wonder Why build online courses? The convenience and practicality. It's "Just In Time" Learning Should graduating high schoolers go to college? "Probably not. There is an expectation that smart kids should go to college. That it's the ticket to the good life.  This used to be true, but it's not anymore. The facts don't back that up." "The future is here. It's just not evenly distributed." "Those non-specific degrees are functionally worthless." "It's not about where we are, it's about where will we be?" What should a smart high school graduate do instead? Find people you respect and trust in the working world.  Offer to work for them for free.  Shadow them. Learn from them.  Figure out if you want to do that full time. This requires people to take initiative and ownership Why I started the podcast? -- "To create my own leadership PhD." "Pace of education is changing." "At the pace of change currently the curriculum being taught will be completely different in 5-10 years." You must have: Literacy Fluency You need a deep understanding of your topic How to know which online courses to take? Think: What am I trying to accomplish? Does the course offer this? What do I need to learn? To know? Does the teacher have a track record of success? A course must have a support mechanism... The teacher must stand behind promises made The "pilot" program Survey audience - data analysis Map out curriculum Adapt on the fly - take insight to create something great Peer to peer feedback system in place We learn more from giving feedback to others Accountability measures Read Leveraged Learning Why joining The Learning Leader Circle is a good idea Use the "Get To Know You Document"

"It's not about where we are.  It's about where we will be."

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279: James Clear - How Tiny Changes Can Equal Remarkable Results (Atomic Habits)

Oct 14, 2018 01:01:25

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The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk. Episode #279: James Clear - How Tiny Changes Can Changes Can Equal Remarkable Results (Atomic Habits)

Show Notes:

"It's important to know how everything works together." Ojai, CA - Circle talking about book writing Atomic = Atom, small, tiny.  Habits should be small "Habits are the atoms of our lives" "It's about the collection of habits" "They are small... but put them together... they compound and are powerful." The system is in four stages.  They stages are: The cue - gets attention The craving - in the brain The response - the habit, behavior The result - what happens Feedback loops - The cookie example "My readers and I are peers.  An essential part of the process is to write about it. Try things out.  Everything I've published has been revised many times." The four laws: Make it obvious Make it attractive Make it easy Make it satisfying The Goldilocks rule - Steve Martin People burn out or get bored.  How to stay motivated... Be stretched just beyond your capacity but not too far. "Always stay just on the edge..."  Steve Martin kept expanding his sets by just a few minutes each time until he had a 60 minute set.  He started small with just a few minutes of material. Make sure you "stretch yourself... just a bit... everyday." Be the person who gets the additional task done How to do this all as a parent? -- "Life is in seasons..." "If you want to double your productivity, get 8 hours of sleep." The plateau of latent potential -- A melting ice cube.  A 1 degree change "Habits don't add up, they compound.  It looks like a hockey stick." "Outcome based habits vs identity based habits." Focus on identity based habits.  Be the type of person who wakes up early and works out. The importance of being able to delay gratification Weightlifting - Reinterpret signals.  "Being sore feels good."  Re frame how you think about something like soreness "Happiness is simply the absence of desire." When you observe a cue, but do not desire to change your state, you are content with the current situation "Being curious is better than being smart." Need to be eager to learn and accomplish things "Your actions reveal how badly you want something" "We can only be rational and logical after we have been emotional." System 1 = feelings System 2 = Rational, math problem System 1 always leads the way The Learning Leader Circle -- Apply Use the "Get To Know You Document"

"Being curious is better than being smart"

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278: Mitch Albom - Tuesdays With Morrie & The Five People You Meet In Heaven

Oct 7, 2018 52:37

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Episode #278: Mitch Albom - Tuesdays With Morrie & The Five People You Meet In Heaven

Show Notes:

Commonalities of sustaining excellence: Humility They contribute to the world - "Morrie did the bravest thing I've ever seen." Howard Schultz - The last person in line to get a book signed.  After all of his employees "Some of the greatest performers I've ever met are painfully shy: jazz musicians, Barry Sanders, Joe Dumars." Tuesdays With Morrie - "He was my college professor.  I had not talked to him in 16 years.  I saw him on TV talking about having ALS." Morrie - "I'm a teacher. That's what I do." Why was it so popular and shared so much? "Death ends a life but not a relationship" "You can live within the hearts of people you help/touched." "You have to make time for those relationships while you're here." "I write about living.  Death informs everything about how we live." "I try to write about reflecting on life." Why this theme? "I liked listening to stories from my uncle growing up.  His World War 2 stories." "I spent so much of my youth myopically focused on career success.  For many years I thought how far can I get?" "I wanted to explore what makes a better life?" Supporting 47 children in Haiti -- Taking two to college now. "Giving makes me feel like I'm living." "Taking makes me feel like I'm dying." Being part of Sports Reporters on ESPN Writers are critical thinkers and can be good on TV when thinking deeply Core pieces of advice: Be humble Be curious - Ask questions Don't lose self in the field you choose.  Life can be brief. "Find out who you are and what you value, and do that." Advice from a security guard: Read the best books Listen to the best music Observe the best art Surround self with the best people - Osmosis Immerse yourself with what you value The Learning Leader Circle -- Apply Use the "Get To Know You Document"

"I wanted to explore what makes a better life?"

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Follow Mitch on Twitter: @MitchAlbom Read: Tuesdays With Morrie Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

277: Tom Goodwin - Life Advice From The #1 Influencer On LinkedIn

Sep 30, 2018 01:01:17

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Episode #277: Tom Goodwin - Life Advice From The #1 Influencer On LinkedIn

Show Notes:

Commonalities of sustaining excellence: Confidence + Conviction Ability to make quick decisions with limited amounts of information Faith in their judgement "There is a feeling in the room when a quality leader walks in. A charisma, an energy, a presence." How does one develop charisma? "Introversion is more interesting to me.  Great presenters are introverts.  They are empathetic and think of the audience first." There is "cultural permission" when you're on stage.  The audience is rooting for you to succeed.  Use that energy and positive vibes The importance of a proper introduction Head of Innovation at Zenith.  What does that entail?  "An observer. Reading a lot.  Gain perspective through a lot of global travel. You learn more from countries outside of the U.S. where we have everything that we could want or need." How he became the #1 Influencer on LinkedIn? First, look for the differences in commonality vs causation.  There is a difference "I orchestrate a conversation on LinkedIn.  I facilitate it through my articles.  I don't claim to know everything." "I got quite irritated.  I got fired at my job for being outspoken.  I started sharing my beliefs and it caught on." "Because I wasn't filtered, it hit a nerve with people.  I am not careful with my words." How to gain support for your passion/side hustle while working at a big company "Encouraging this attracts great candidates and helps retain top talent." "Senior management needs to support and encourage it.  If they have envy or are insecure, then it won't work." "Large companies need to understand why they got big.  Those reasons may not be what gets them to the next level.  We need to rethink rigidity." "Life is about creating good problems." "We need to create a culture of progressive criticism." The Apple commercial: "It took 1,000 No's to get to a Yes" "We shouldn't worship busyness.  We should worship output." The reason for writing Digital Darwinism Life/Career Advice: "Don't worry.  Too many people spend their youth thinking their career would take a tidy path. It's not. My career has been quite messy, but it's worked out fine.  Be humble, thoughtful, and empathetic." Develop curiosity - "The UK education fuels curiosity, fuels interest.  That doesn't seem to happen in the States.  We need a breadth of the world. Like James Dyson or Elon Musk." Build a network - "Job postings. That's not how the world works and it won't in the future.  I want sparkly talent that has five other jobs.  Don't be afraid to nurture multiple talents." Have a sense of humor.  It helps ease the mood/tension and makes you more enjoyable to be around. Issue: "We're obsessed with being correct rather than being helpful.  That's not good." Why joining The Learning Leader Circle is a good idea Use the "Get To Know You Document"

Social Media:

Follow Tom on Twitter: @tomfgoodwin Read: Digital Darwinism Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

276: Scott Belsky - How To Find Your Way Through The Hardest Part Of Any Venture

Sep 23, 2018 51:58

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Episode #276: Scott Belsky - How To Find Your Way Through The Hardest Part Of Any Venture

"Management is about people. You have to be at a personal level when you're a manager. It doesn't scale. It's not supposed to."

Show Notes:

Commonalities of sustaining excellence: The ability to sustain curiosity - "you need to keep paying attention with a tuned up curiosity." "They say no more often" "Get into the motion of trying things instead of perfecting things." How to compartmentalize? "I build windows of time in my day to not pay attention to anything but the deep work. No email, no social media, no check book sales." On flights, dedicate time to deep work No wifi, this is alone time to do work Odd reward mechanisms: "I only allow myself to listen to certain music when it's time to write.  When I've accomplished deep work for hours, I reward myself with treats. But only after the work is done." Answering the "what do you do" question: "I am obsessed with products." Adobe purchased his company, Behance Seed investor Best selling author "I help creatives create" How to pursue a side hustle when you work at a big company? "Every person needs to be their authentic self" "You have to feed it. The thing that distracts you. The thing you stay up late to keep working on because you love it.  That's where you should continue to give energy." "A labor of love is always worth it." The Messy Middle -- 820 Evernote notes whittled down to the most effective 120 pieces. Making the leap from individual contributor to manager: "Don't depersonalize it when you become a manager.  A team is like a carefully crafted immune system." "Management is about people.  You have to be at a personal level when you're the manager.  It doesn't scale.  It's not supposed to." "Don't do reviews, do regular check ins... How's it going?" "The stories are the culture of your team.  You're the amplifier of the stories." Qualities to look for in a person to hire: "Every conversation with that person should be more interesting than the last one.  They should become continually more interesting." "There is value on analysis & strategy... But equally important is empathy & intuition." Intuition = truthfulness with self.  High level of self awareness. Be willing to seek feedback.  Be truthful with yourself. "A successful creative entity must be comfortable alternating between the two creative phases: Ideation and Execution." Walt Disney mastered this. "Stimulate people to think differently.  Help people suspend disbelief in themselves.  What if we did this 100X better?" - Larry Page The importance of "staying in the early innings" -- "We're just getting started."  This encourages people to keep trying new things. "Hire people for initiative rather than experience." "Anything extraordinary ever achieved comes from ordinary means." Advice for young professionals -- Find these three overlaps: Figure out what you're genuinely interested in.  What do you stay up doing for fun? What skills do you have or could possess through learning? What is the opportunity? "Take the steps to get into that overlap" Don't make short term money decisions.  Find the overlap over the extra $10K in salary Why we all should have a common place journal Why joining The Learning Leader Circle is a good idea Use the "Get To Know You Document"

"Get into the motion of trying things instead of perfecting things."

Social Media:

Follow Scott on Twitter: @scottbelsky Read: The Messy Middle Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

275: Joe Navarro - The World's #1 Body Language Expert (FBI Special Agent)

Sep 16, 2018 59:03

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The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk

Episode #275: Joe Navarro - The World's #1 Body Language Expert (FBI Special Agent)

Show Notes:

Commonalities of sustaining excellence: They are exceptional observers They understand the needs, wants, desires, fears, and opportunities of themselves and others Strong attention to detail High levels of self and situational awareness "I don't go where the puck is.  I go where it's going to be." - Wayne Gretzky Some leaders can get mired in the mindless day to day actions.  The great ones focus on what's most important. Understanding non-verbals can lead to deep relationships. "One of the reasons we study non-verbals is so we can be empathetic." Moving to The U.S. as an 8 year old refugee from Cuba -- Joe could not speak the language, so it forced him to pay close attention to the non-verbal communication from his teachers and peers. The amazing focus of The Wright Brothers and how that led to their success Why the FBI called Joe when he was graduating from BYU "In the FBI, I was a paid observer.  I detected when something was wrong with the person right in front of me." How do we become what we are capable of? "It starts today.  What are my limitations right now?  Am I observing the things I should be observing?" "People are what's most important.  We have to be better observers." "Education is a continuous process.  I still see myself as a student." "Curious people are usually exceptional." "Communication is both reflexive and fluid."   Do not be cynical or expect people to lie.  Treat everyone with a blank slate. Ask questions.  Listen.  Ask follow up questions... "I never assume to have all the facts.  I want to hear what you have to say before I make a conclusion." "Our job as leaders is to ask questions, not presume we know all the answers." JFK vs Nixon debate: Why did the TV viewers think JFK won while the radio listeners thought Nixon won? JFK was tan, good looking, put makeup on, wore a tailored suit.  Nixon had a cold, suit didn't fit as well, didn't wear makeup, he didn't look as good as JFK. How we dress is important: "Everything is communicating something about us." Winston Churchill -- "He always rehearsed what he planned to say in a meeting." Also think, "How can I say this in the fewest number of words?" Abraham Lincoln spoke for 2 minutes and 26 seconds for the Gettysburg Address.  The speaker before him spoke for 2 hours.  We remember people who can effectively be concise. "Choose each word carefully." How an introvert can succeed at a networking event? "It's a performance.  Lead with curiosity.  Ask questions. Get to know one person at a time." Why joining The Learning Leader Circle is a good idea Use the "Get To Know You Document"

"When you ask someone for help, you're giving them the opportunity to feel amazing."

Social Media:

Follow Joe on Twitter: @navarrotells Read: What Every BODY Is Saying Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

More Learning:

Episode 078: Kat Cole – From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon

Episode 216: Jim Collins -- How To Go From Good To Great

Episode 200: Keith Hawk & AJ Hawk -- Showing Up, Doing The Work, Earning Trust, Helping Others, Winning The Super Bowl, Celebrating #200

Episode 234: Jocko Willink -- Why Discipline Equals Freedom

274: Heidi Grant - How To Get People To Help You (Reinforcements)

Sep 9, 2018 54:36

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#274: Heidi Grant - How To Get People To Help You (Reinforcements)

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"It's not about being good.  It's about being better.  Be in a constant state of continuous improvement."

Show Notes:

Commonalities of sustaining excellence: "All management is change management" "What's made you successful in the past may not be the case in the future." "How can I learn to be a better leader?' "A constant state of continuous improvement" "You've never arrived." "It' not about being good.  It's about being better." "Focus on getting better, rather than being good." Growth mindset helps you find enjoyment in what you do "Focus on what you will do, not what you won't" Willpower -- Need to be specific.  Get to a level of specificiaty Make steady progress "Have realistic optimism. I will succeed, but it will be hard." How to define success? Intrinsic vs extrinsic goals: A connected-ness to other people Autonomy - Do what feels authentic Being effective - Inherently get satisfaction by "I'm making things by making things happen in the world" "Human beings are wired to to want to feel effective" -- It creates lasting happiness Balance - Fundamental things stand in our way.  "We all have issues with not being great at everything." Why don't we ask others for help when we need it?  The Milgrim subway experiement What does a helper need from you? Must ask and help the helper be successful Why we need to eliminate the phrase "Can I pick your brain?" Just say what you want.  Be direct. Send questions in advance.  Create opportunities for helpers to be effective "When you ask someone for help, you're giving them the opportunity to feel amazing" Reinforcements - Extra personnel sent to increase the strength of an army or similar force --> Something that makes a behavior more likely Why joining The Learning Leader Circle is a good idea Use the "Get To Know You Document"

"When you ask someone for help, you're giving them the opportunity to feel amazing."

Social Media:

See why over 91,000 people follow Scott on Twitter: @profgalloway Read: The Four Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

More Learning:

Episode 078: Kat Cole – From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon

Episode 216: Jim Collins -- How To Go From Good To Great

Episode 200: Keith Hawk & AJ Hawk -- Showing Up, Doing The Work, Earning Trust, Helping Others, Winning The Super Bowl, Celebrating #200

Episode 234: Jocko Willink -- Why Discipline Equals Freedom

273: Chip Conley - How To Be Wise Beyond Your Years

Sep 2, 2018 55:12

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Episode #273: Chip Conley - How To Be Wise Beyond Your Years

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"When you're the leader, you're the emotional thermostat for the people you lead."

Show Notes:

Commonalities of sustaining excellence: "An operating system unique to them. It defines how they operate no matter what the context is." Understand Maslow's hierarchy of needs A way of thinking about people The importance of being both a practitioner and an author Having a finely tuned sense of your greatest strengths... And hire for the gaps "The capacity for holistic or systems thinking that allows one to get the gist of something by synthesizing a wide variety of information quickly." -- Pattern recognition How to develop self awareness: Having an internal and external antennae External -- "read a room" Internal -- "understand your intuition" --> How to tap into your "gut brain" The ability to be vulnerable is critical Action: Journal, meditate, speak with a coach. Converse in a vulnerable way Why being part of The Learning Leader Circle is so valuable Stanford Business School classmate of Seth Godin "Random Acts of Initiative" "When you're the leader, you're the emotional thermostat for the people you lead." "People get very attached to their identity." Learn to "listen to hunches and take chances." The story about the time Brian Chesky (founder of AirBnB) called him "Instead of trying to prove himself, he was trying to improve himself." We had an "EQ" for "DQ" relationship - Emotional intelligence for Digital intelligence A mentern = Mentor + Intern at the same time. The importance of having a beginners mindset -- "Ask questions. Be catalytically curious." The "modern elder" is as much a student as they are a sage Chip's inquisitiveness became contagious at AirBnB It's important to "intern publicly," and "mentor privately" There is progress to go from hubris to humble Wisdom: "Move out of trying to prove yourself, and instead work on improving yourself." As the leader, always ask: "How can I support you to do the best work here?" Know you boss has your back -- Support Put direct report in a role to create conditions to grow Set learning and development programs The biggest gap at AirBnB was "understanding humans.  There were 28 year olds leading 24 year olds." How to build an alliance with someone who disagrees with you? Find some sort of alignment.  Even the smallest amount is progress. Find the intent... "We're all like plants/flowers. Look at the soil.  If you're a sunflower in the arctic, you have to get out of there." "Make sure you have a boss that has the capacity to get you there." Why joining The Learning Leader Circle is a good idea Use the "Get To Know You Document"

"Move out of trying to prove yourself, and instead work on improving yourself."

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Follow Chipon Twitter: @ChipConley Read: Wisdom @ Work Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

More Learning:

Episode 078: Kat Cole – From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon

Episode 216: Jim Collins -- How To Go From Good To Great

Episode 200: Keith Hawk & AJ Hawk -- Showing Up, Doing The Work, Earning Trust, Helping Others, Winning The Super Bowl, Celebrating #200

Episode 234: Jocko Willink -- Why Discipline Equals Freedom

272: Scott Galloway - The Algebra Of Happiness

Aug 26, 2018 45:14

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Episode #272: Scott Galloway - The Algebra of Happiness

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"Steve Jobs is the most famous deadbeat dad.  We should worship character and kindness." -- Scott Galloway

Show Notes:

Commonalities of sustaining excellence: They are demonstrably great at multiple specialty areas They have grit -- a willingness to roll up their sleeves.  And work a lot. They hold people accountable -- "If they don't perform, show them the door. Strategic firing." They have empathy - They understand other people and what they want to achieve Scott explains why he's a builder and a teacher He's an NYU professor.  He also has started and ran three successful businesses at the same time.  This allows him to give practical, real life, advice to his students The best method for learning is teaching -- "It forces you to really know what you believe." "You have to prepare, have themes, support them with research.  You have to bring it." His viral videos -- "I try to behave as if nobody is watching... I need to be real and myself." Why he said, "Mark Zuckerberg is Putin's bitch." "Steve Jobs is the most famous deadbeat Dad.  We should worship character and kindness." The power of saying "exactly what you think." "You're smart to be afraid when you're younger." Scott Galloway's Career Advice: 1) Get certified. Get your degree. College grades make 2X that of those who don’t graduate. 2) Be remarkable (“So good they can’t ignore you”). What two attributes can you bring together that make you unique (the artist who knows how to use excel). 3) Invest in variance - find the 6-8 things that are most important to your firm. Become in expert in a couple of them (Be a great public speaker, great writer) 4) Get to a city (Allen Gannett agrees) 5) Boring is sexy 6) Delay gratification - Power of compound interest. Invest in something that will pay off 7) Demonstrate strength and grit. Exercise everyday. Be stronger 8) Don’t follow your passion - be passionate about being great at something. 9) Ignore the myth of balance. He has balance now because he worked like crazy for 20 years. 10) Build credibility. Advice I received from my Dad when I first became a manager -- "You can't just be an inspiration guy. You need to understand the numbers, the business side, too." The best managers "move their chair next to the person their leading and have a real conversation with them." The myth of balance: "If you want to be a top 1% earner, then you won't have balance.  I don't know anyone who's able to do that who doesn't work their ass off." Did the money bring happiness?  "Yes, but also a divorce.  Money is a means to an end." The Harvard happiness study: "Happiness is love full stop." -- "Love who you are, who you're with... Love WHAT you do and who you do it with." Sweating vs watching:  "You should spend more time sweating than watching other people sweat.  High performers are physically fit.  Work out." "The only youth serum is exercise." "When it gets real, I want to be able to run fast or kill them all.  Working out gives me the confidence to do that." Things vs Experiences: "We overestimate the happiness things will bring us.  We underestimate the happiness experiences bring us." The Four: The hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. Google = God.  Knows more about you than anything else Facebook = Love Amazon = Consumption Apple = Signals your worth. Sex. Why joining The Learning Leader Circle is a good idea Use the "Get To Know You Document"

Social Media:

See why over 91,000 people follow Scott on Twitter: @profgalloway Read: The Four Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

 

271: Phil Hellmuth - From Poker Brat To #Positivity. 15 Time World Champion

Aug 19, 2018 52:14

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Episode #271: Phil Hellmuth - From Poker Brat To #Positivity. 15 Time World Champion

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"Therapy is very helpful.  I want to know what I am doing wrong."

Show Notes:

Commonalities of sustaining excellence: They believe they can do great things. That have energy, buzz, and confidence They have drive, intelligence, and the will to get it done Elon Musk, Bill Lee are examples Phil is known for having a legendary ego... He shares why that's not true Why didn't he have friends for many years? His midwest roots and being ridiculed for having an ego Why does he verbally berate people at the poker table? "That is 1% of what happens, but it always gets shown on TV." Most great poker players never tell the bad players they are bad, they just take their money.  Why does Phil tell them how bad they are and how good he is? "It's because of my own insecurity." I asked if he goes to therapy... "Yes, if I can get 2 1/2 hours a week, that is great.  Therapy is very helpful.  I want to know what I'm doing wrong." How Phil felt that he could never live up to his Dad's lofty expectations (get good grades, be good at sports... Phil didn't do either) and how that impacted him "I'm like Draymond Green and John McEnroe... I lose it sometimes" "The poker brat made me famous" His friendship with Daniel Negreanu... And how it's grown over the years How to tell if someone is lying? "It's instinctual. Everyone has physical tells." "Look for thumbs and pinkies together as a power move" "There's always a full story.  I put it all together and rely on my instincts from that story." Your instincts can be developed with a lot of repetition "The art of reading people is lost on the new generation." "Look into their eyes!" #Positivity -- New book focused on being in the right place at the right time Write your goals and tape them on your mirror Write your blessings and tape them on your mirror Why joining The Learning Leader Circle is a good idea Use the "Get To Know You Document"

"The art of reading people is lost on the new generation."

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See why over 270,000 people follow Phil on Twitter: @phil_hellmuth Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

 

270 - Sam Jones - A Comfortable Life Is Overrated

Aug 12, 2018 56:06

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Episode #270 - Sam Jones: A Comfortable Life Is Overrated

Sam Jones is an acclaimed photographer and director whose seminal portraits of President Obama, Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Bob Dylan, Kristin Stewart, Robert Downey Jr, Amy Adams, Jack Nicholson, and many others have appeared on the covers of Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Esquire, GQ, Time, Entertainment Weekly and Men’s Journal.

In 2013 he launched Off Camera with Sam Jones on Directv’s Audience Network. Off Camera is an hour long show created out of his passion for long form conversational interviews. 

Show Notes:

Commonalities of sustaining excellence: "They did not have a back up plan.  They had a desire to do what they loved even if it wasn't the obvious choice." "A comfortable life is overrated." -- "I've always followed the things that excited me most." "It almost feels like a lie when I'm doing something that doesn't excite me." "I connect with this idea of listening to your gut feeling." For artists, the goal is to make art "No one knows you like you know you.  There is no set path for how things get done." A life well lived = "Did I live up to my full potential?" "I've always been curious about the questions to ask that open people up." Sam started doing an interview show on camera when he was 14 years old "I think my own theories through voicing my thoughts." "Conversations are how I learn things... I've always been very curious." Rose Byrne - "It's good to look back and see where you've come from." The Jeff Daniels interview (one of my personal favorites) As an interviewer, the importance of seeing their body language, how they react, "the look in their eye." The interview preparation process Identify possible themes of the conversation As a communicator and conversationalist -- Think about how to do something better.  A form of scrutiny.  This leads to growth. Two things a guest needs to have Be willing Be able Is the guest open, honest, and self aware?  They need to be... The guest needs to be able to tell a good narrative "If you're going to find something true and authentic, you have to go down a path." Goal = Make best environment for the human being to come out." "I really want to know who this person is." How to define success? "They keep letting us make more." Interviewers Sam looks up to: David Letterman -- He didn't adhere to strict rules.  You shouldn't have to... Terry Gross -- NPR Howard Stern -- Consistently done it well over time Sam's upbringing: "I didn't fit in at school." "I always questioned social norms" -- "Why does this have to be this way?" How to decide where to start an interview? "That's the hardest part." -- "The best conversations are when your open to let it go anywhere." Dream guests? -- Paul McCartney, Cameron Crowe How to create an environment for people to articulate insecurity... Why joining The Learning Leader Circle is a good idea Use the "Get To Know You Document"

"I've always questioned social norms.  Why does it have to be this way?"

Social Media:

Follow Sam on Twitter:  @samjones Watch Off Camera With Sam Jones Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

More Learning:

Episode 078: Kat Cole – From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon

Episode 216: Jim Collins -- How To Go From Good To Great

Episode 200: Keith Hawk & AJ Hawk -- Showing Up, Doing The Work, Earning Trust, Helping Others, Winning The Super Bowl, Celebrating #200

Episode 234: Jocko Willink -- Why Discipline Equals Freedom

 

269: Charlie Spaniard (UFC Fighter) Interviews Ryan Hawk - My Leadership Framework

Aug 5, 2018 01:07:00

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#269: Charlie Spaniard (UFC Fighter) Interviews Ryan Hawk - My Leadership Framework

Show Notes:

The WHO - "The most important question is WHO. Who will be your mentor? Who will be your friends? Who will you help? Who will you spend time with? You don't need to answer what until well after you've answered WHO." -- Jim Collins The importance of cognitive diversity Growth oriented people -- Why I like to be surrounded by those types of people The importance of time and maturity and "life reps" to develop my curiosity. "As you learn more, you realize there is so much more to learn" "Great leaders are willing to push."  -- The impact Ron Ullery and Bob Gregg had on my life How preparation builds confidence -- "The greatest medicine for fear is preparation" Learning how to prepare for big moments How to use productive paranoia as fuel Building leadership skill over time "Finding your voice as a leader.  It's time to speak up." There is a part of leading that is the "directing" part Earning respect through your actions before saying a word Playing quarterback is the "most cerebral position in all of sports" The incredible mind recall and brain capacity of Aaron Rodgers Why the Arena Football League helps you anticipate The importance of consistency - "Showing up" everyday Why loving the work is so important when embarking on a difficult challenge Who you marry will play a big role in your future success -- "Marry well" Reading The Five Love Languages Say "thank you" multiple times per day to your spouse Write "thank you" notes every week "How you do anything is how you do everything" The impact of my family upbringing -- Episode to listen to: Keith Hawk & AJ Hawk The responsibility to sustain excellence because of being lucky to have great parents and siblings The importance of "showing up" as a parent The decision to go to Miami University and compete against Ben Roethlisberger to be the starting QB at Miami Why I moved to Oxford the day after I graduated high school "Taking the next step" -- What I learned from Alison Levine Why I started The Learning Leader Show instead of pursuing A PhD at a University Framework: Learn, Experiment/Do, Reflect, Teach. The practice of writing one "thank you" note per day from John Kralik and how it could change your life Why joining The Learning Leader Circle is a good idea Use the "Get To Know You Document"

Social Media:

Follow Charlie on Twitter: @charliespaniard Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

268: Allen Gannett - How To Create "Aha" Moments And Spark Creativity

Jul 29, 2018 54:10

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Episode #268: Allen Gannett - How To Create "Aha" Moments And Spark Creativity

Allen is the founder and CEO of TrackMaven, a marketing analytics platform that enables creativity.  Marketers use TrackMaven to measure and improve performance across every channel  Some clients are: The NBA, Microsoft, Saks Fifth Avenue, and many more modern marketers.  His book, The Creative Curve, was published in June 2018 from Currency, an imprint of Penguin Random House. It is all about how anyone can learn to have moments of creative genius. 

We are hosting a workshop on developing YOUR personal excellence as a leader.  For details and availability, go to RyanHawk.me 

"Learn how to learn. View the world as being a less fixed place.  Anyone is capable of making it happen."

Show Notes:

Sustaining excellence: Surround self with others who are great at what they do.  A very social phenomenon Collaborate with those who support their weaknesses Be aligned with an executive sponsor Live at the creative center -- Move to corporate headquarters if you work for a big company Need to build relationships outside of 9:00-5:00 The importance of building generational friends (friends from all age groups) What makes a hit? -- "Familiar but also novel." "As humans we're fearful of unfamiliar.  It's the brains' elegant way of risk and reward." A balance of the novel and the new The truth about Mozart He didn't create his first music until he was 17 He had a helicopter Dad. He practiced music for three hours a day from a very early age He became great because of deliberate practice JK Rowling spent five years writing the first Harry Potter She was extremely deliberate in her process.  It wasn't just a light bulb moment on a train. Paul McCartney spent years to write the song, Yesterday How to create "Aha" moments for self? -- Go for a run, drive, take a shower, lay down.  Need to calm the brain. Writing a "descriptive" and "prescriptive" book: Consume a lot about your topic of choice Need to build prior knowledge Not just "what," but "how much" Ben Franklin -- He outlined previously written articles Andrew Ross Sorkin consumed mass amount of literature and worked to "copy" the style in which other greats wrote Confidence building - "Learn how to learn."  View the world as being a less fixed place.  Anyone is capable of making it happen. Creativity is something you can learn. How to get cast of "Wheel Of Fortune" TrackMaven is a marketing analytics platform Making the shift from individual contributor to manager -- A "communicator and coach" to others Mistakes new managers make: Need open lines of communication. "I was conflict averse initially and that's not good." Remember when hiring.  It's hard to fire people. "It's brutal." Not everyone has all the answers.  Get advice from people with different perspectives and incentives "You need to hire slow AND fire slow.  Give people a chance." Why joining The Learning Leader Circle is a good idea Use the "Get To Know You Document"

"A great manager must be a great communicator and coach for others."

267: Louie Anderson - How To Crush It on Stage From One Of The Greatest Stand-Up Comedians Of All Time

Jul 23, 2018 01:04:05

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We are hosting a workshop on developing YOUR personal excellence as a leader.  For details and availability, go to RyanHawk.me 

#267: Louie Anderson - How To Crush It on Stage From One Of The Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time

Show Notes:

Louie's approach to stand up comedy -- It appears as if he is just "riffing off the cuff," however it is highly structured and prepared The pain of growing up with an alcoholic dad and how that fueled him as a professional This helps him pull from any of it at anytimeCreating a catalog of material It takes years to develop "I'm in complete control."  That gives Louie the ability to handle a heckler in the crowd or go with a comment and tell an additional joke Going on Johnny Carson or Conan "They don't step on your lines, but they are prepared for where the conversation is going to go." "Just like you, I've worked hard to create freedom with my work."  Sustaining excellence: "Be who you are" Ask yourself, "Does this mean something to you?  If it doesn't mean something to you, why would it mean anything to someone else?" Confidence Nervous before a performance? "It depends on the event and how much importance I put on it." -- Saturday Night Live was a nerve racking experience Advice to keynote speakers? Be prepared Know your message Surprise the audience Piggy back on a great introduction -- Listen to the room prior to your time on stage "I'm always tilling the ground for comedy bits." Storytelling: "Tell them something they don't know.  Humanize the story.  Give a piece of yourself.  Don't lecture." How did he get his start as a comedian? "A dare.  I was a social worker and went up on stage for an open mic night and it went great." "I volunteered to be the emcee for experience." "Don't be afraid of trying new things" The importance of "getting the reps:" "I did seven nights a week, four shows per night.  I was creating who I was." "We don't see all the work that goes into being great on stage.  It takes years and years of work." "You need good friends who will tell you the truth." His mom's best advice: "Be nice to people.  You never know what they're going through." Why joining The Learning Leader Circle is a good idea Use the "Get To Know You Document"

Social Media:

Follow Louie on Twitter: @LouieAnderson Read: Hey Mom Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

266: Ryan Caldbeck - CircleUp CEO: How To Build The Frameworks Of Your Life & Career

Jul 16, 2018 53:02

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Episode #266: Ryan Caldbeck - CircleUp CEO: How To Build The Frameworks Of Your Life & Career

We are hosting a workshop on developing YOUR personal excellence as a leader.  For details and availability, go to RyanHawk.me 

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"What we look for in a person: Horsepower, Integrity, Work Ethic, Teamwork, Pride."

Show Notes:

Sustaining excellence: Persistence - regardless of skill, willing to run through unlimited doors with no light at the end of the tunnel. It can be soul crushing Identified focus passion - an understanding of the passion that is identifiable. Drive - A motor. Really good at email and/or communication. Can't take too long. "Have a motor." Always moving Values - "I don't say that lightly." You can't sustain excellence without values. "A framework to understand you." Isn't it hard to know what your passion is? "Yes. I got scared about the treadmill that I saw others get on."  However, people don't think they can leave the corporate job that pays well.  But you can.  Begin by thinking about the framework to make it happen. "Silicon Valley is a hard town to talk about challenges." What it's like to lead 60 employees What mistakes were made in the hiring process? "We took too long to make frameworks." "Frameworks show others what to do." What traits/values do you look for in hiring? "The airport test doesn't make sense to me. I don't have to want to spend a day around them in the airport." "We have crystallized what we look for in a person." Horsepower - intelligence over experience Integrity - don't talk negatively about others Work ethic - must be willing to work hard Teamwork - need to work well with others Pride - Care How to gauge work ethic in a job interview? "It starts with everyone knowing we are looking for that." Advice for the individual contributor making the leap to manager... "Figure out framework for your specific role. Get clarity on what each person's role is." "Learn how to develop empathy for what your team goes through. Sit with them without micromanaging them." "Make sure you have a resource (person) to talk to about being a manager. Hire a coach. Get a peer group outside of your company." Why joining The Learning Leader Circle is a good idea Ryan has a coach and a group of 12 CEO's that he meets with regularly Building culture: Focus on your mission "To help entrepreneurs thrive by giving them the capital and resources they need." Their Values: Do it right Be brave Be a solution Constantly reinforce the vision Most useful advice: Winston Churchill - "Never give up." "Do what you're passionate about" How to have balance at home? Two kids and his wife is a senior leader at her company Mediation after the kids go to bed Online working from 8:30-10:00 Spend time with spouse only Use the "Get To Know You Document"

"If you don't keep growing, you will become irrelevant."

Social Media:

Read Ryan's tweet storms: @ryan_caldbeck Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

More Learning:

Episode 078: Kat Cole – From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon

Episode 216: Jim Collins -- How To Go From Good To Great

Episode 179: How To Sustain Excellence - The Best Answers From 178 Questions

Episode 234: Jocko Willink -- Why Discipline Equals Freedom

265: Clay Mathile - Self Made Billionaire Shares His Keys To Success

Jul 9, 2018 49:56

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Episode #265: Clay Mathile - Self Made Billionaire Shares His Keys To Success

Former CEO and owner of The Iams Company, Clay is the founder and Chairman of the Board of Aileron. He believes strongly in free enterprise and has a high respect for business owners who risk their capital to employ others. Clay attributes professional management as one of the key reasons he was able to grow Iams to a $1 billion organization. In 1999, the Mathile family sold Iams to international conglomerate Procter & Gamble for the sum of $2.3 billion.

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"I bought the business with borrowed money. I was scared to death. I didn't know how to run a business.  I had to learn." -- Clay Mathile describes his feelings after buying Iams

Show Notes:

Sustaining excellence: Vision of what they want to do and where they want to go A good idea of how to get there Committed to their vision and idea Clay's 4 things he wanted Own his own business Have that business be something that was excellent and stood for something To help entrepreneurs grow To use technology learned to help develop food for indigenous people Was hired at Iams in 1970 as the 7th employee It took five years to figure out the problems and five more years to fix it Convinced Paul Iams to sell Iams to him in 1975 (half) and the rest in 1981 Borrowed money to buy it Why Clay?  "Paul had seen me work and seen me make an impact on the business.  I spent a lot of time on the sales and marketing strategy." Focused on the breeders and vets. The people who influence the actual user.  Clay was ahead of his time. Went to President's Course in 1982 at American Management Association "I'm scared to death, I don't know how to run a business.  I needed to learn." The key was hiring a President and super charging their growth What went in the decision to sell the company? Sat down with his family to decide what each child wanted to do - "They all wanted to chase their own dreams, their own passions. They didn't want to own Iams." The CEO of Procter & Gamble called... Clay takes us inside the room to negotiate the deal: "We told them what our number was... And they exceeded it. It ended up with $2.3 billion." Starting the family office in anticipation of the sale of his business -- To build a new organization for the future. Aileron started as the center for entrepreneur organizations in 1994 Aileron - "We give lift and guidance to the business owner." "How can I possibly repay you?" -- Clay said to his mentors.  They said, "Don't pay me... Just pass it on to others." "People are looking for immediate help for a problem they are having right now.  And we've designed this place to help them solve those problems." Been married for 55 years, have raised a successful family... How? "When I was home, I was home. I was present. I wasn't playing golf or out with the boys." Keys: "Trust... You have to like the person too.  Like hanging out with them." Why everyone should have a board? "They see things that you don't see. A strategic overview. It's something you can't do yourself." "After you've been in business for 10 years, 75% of all problems are because of you." Having a "Personal Board of Advisors" "I recommend all senior executives have mentors.  All you have to do is ask. I've never had anyone turn me down when I've asked them." "Build trust and mutual respect." Culture "I built it so I could work in it." "I had strange things in my management style. I was promoting empowerment before it was popular." "Most people do the right things for the right reasons if you put them in the right environment." "The value of the individual is so important. Treat them with respect.  They feel important and special. I saw every single employee at least once per year all over the world." "People are inherently good." Bad leaders = "Big egos, not trusting of others, insecure people." "When you push people outside of their comfort zone, you can't beat on them when they fail. You have to let them make mistakes." Individual contributor to manager jump... Advice: "You have to accept the fact that management is a profession as anything else is a profession." "Just because you're the best sales person doesn't mean you'll be the best sales person." "As a manager, you're job is to develop others." "You need to manage spontaneity, responsiveness.  Don't react, be proactive." A good example of a proactive leader is a fire chief: They analyze the situation prior to making decisions. Manage in crisis "In 1984, we built Iams University to help people learn..." Most passionate about? "Teaching people, focus on the dreams of the people.  Read the book Dream Manager. That's what we're all about." Example of a typical day: "I do about anything I want to do." One dream for Aileron -- "It will survive forever." Learning Leader = You have to be a continuous learner How much of his success is luck? "60% luck. Be in the right place at the right time." "Your listeners need to think about passing it on. To help others." Use the "Get To Know You Document"

"We give lift and guidance to the business owner."

Social Media:

Read: Run Your Business, Don't Let It Run You Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

More Learning:

Episode 078: Kat Cole – From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon

Episode 216: Jim Collins -- How To Go From Good To Great

Episode 179: How To Sustain Excellence - The Best Answers From 178 Questions

Episode 234: Jocko Willink -- Why Discipline Equals Freedom

264: Liv Boeree - The Three Life Lessons From The Poker Table

Jul 2, 2018 01:03:34

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Episode #264: Liv Boeree - The Three Life Lessons From The Poker Table

Liv Boeree is a poker player, television presenter and speaker. She is a World Series of Poker and 2010 European Poker Tour champion, and is the only female player in history to hold both titles. Born in Kent, Boeree studied at Ashford School before going on to earn a First Class Honours degree in Physics with Astrophysics at the University of Manchester. Livis a three time winner of the Global Poker Index European Female Player of the year and currently sits at #5 on the female all-time live poker winnings list.

We are hosting a workshop on developing YOUR personal excellence as a leader.  For details and availability, go to RyanHawk.me 

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"Our instincts are built off our life experiences."

Show Notes:

Sustaining excellence: Humility to continue question themselves Growth mindset Confidence Curiosity to try new things "My hyper competitive mindset propelled me to do well in school... Even though I wasn't as naturally smart as others.  I had to work at it." There are two people that exist in the world: Those who are humble and those who are about to be humbled. Why poker? "I wanted to be a musician and a rock star, but I wasn't good enough.  Poker was even better.  I'm able to play a great game and travel the world." The mental framework of Poker: The foundation: Rational decision making Communication skill Read LessWrong.com How does poker thinking apply to life? "Our instincts are built off our life experiences" -- The Jesse Itzler model for decision making (trust your gut) vs the analytical approach... They are more similar than you think How can you tell when someone is bluffing? (lying) "It's rare that people have physical tells" Most of the time it's based on the math and your knowledge of how that person has played in the past (you see what they have played) How poker relates to the interview process... How can you spot when someone isn't telling the truth in a job interview? "Ask them to re-tell their career story... But this time do it backwards" --- It's hard to do this unless you are telling the truth Look for baseline behaviors when you meet someone and they don't feel like they are in the "interview process" yet Walking in from their car, checking in, going to happy hour, dinner Thoughtfulness -- Are they willing to admit a mistake Three life lessons from the poker table: Quantifying - Increase granularity in thinking. Willingness to work in uncertainty. What action will achieve the best response? Intuition can be great with lots of data, but it's not magic Don't let a run of good luck make you think you're good But how can you know the difference? -- Find a great set of peers who will tell you the truth Advice to an amateur player in the World Series main event of poker Recognize the other players at the table. Who is great? Who isn't? Watch closely when you are not in the hands to see the showdown value and gain information.  Balance your play based on who is in the hand with you Read WaitButWhy.com from Tim Urban "There is no other leader than The Learning Leader." Use the "Get To Know You Document"

"If you don't keep growing, you will become irrelevant."

Social Media:

See why over 130,00 people follow Liv on Twitter: @Liv_Boeree Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

263: Charlie McMahan - How To Build A Tribe From 50 To 5,000

Jun 25, 2018 01:01:14

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Episode #263: Charlie McMahan - How To Build A Tribe From 50 To 5,000

Charlie McMahan has been the Lead Pastor of SouthBrook Church since 1992. He is driven by a deep concern for those who may feel like they don’t belong in a church and a sincere hope that anyone who struggles with faith can end up with a life that looks like the life of Jesus.  He is focused on developing future leaders and spends many hours a week mentoring others (including me!).

Charlie has led SouthBrook from a small church that originally met in an elementary school to now hosting more than 5,000 members per weekend.  He has a deep understanding for how to build a loyal tribe of people.

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"The Process: Teaser, Tension, Truth, Take Home, Together."

Show Notes:

Sustaining excellence: Integrated people - They aren't chasing a bunch of different things Consolidated on the self mission Focused - Not distracted Family Charlie's dad was gone 25 days a month (he later found out he was in the CIA) The reason he turns down big opportunities is because he doesn't want to travel and wants to be with his family Levels of communication with kids Don't spend money on stuff, spend money on experiences -- Their place is Hilton Head Process for Charlie's performances (his speeches/sermons) The word entertainment means "To hold people's attention" The Process: Teaser - Something that grabs you Tension - The inductive part of speaking that you have to do today. So the listeners know "this is important." If you don't do this, people will leave Truth Take Home - The practical "do" Together - "Isn't this the kind of person we want to be?" Most preachers were trained to be deductive... You can't do that now. You need to help them draw their own conclusions. Finding a way to weave stories and science together The Medici Effect - The renaissance happened because seemingly disconnected entities were connected. "I'm always figuring out how disconnected entities connect" "The upside of stress" "Emotions are like waves. You can't choose which ones come, but you can choose which to ride." Choose to embrace stress, it can have a positive impact on you Create a habit of how you look at life: How long did it take you to put this message together? "30 hours and a lifetime." The intersection of the reality of the struggles with Charlie's kids and applying it to the lives of the people you serve What is it like to be the children of someone as successful as Charlie? "Our kids had so much pressure on them.  We didn't appreciate how much it was." "The Famous Father Syndrome" - Kids choose to differentiate from their parents because they can't win that game Advice give to parents: "When you walk in the room, the temperature will go up for them.  Kids need stress to grow." "The stress free life is the dying life" "When we walked in the room, the temperature went way up for my kids. The same heat that drove me, burned them." --> "Most parenting things you learn 5 minutes too late" PLAY - Personality type, Learning style, Ability level, Yes factor -- "You don't have to cave under the pressure. It doesn't have to destroy you" Growing a church from 50 people to 5,000 per weekend.  How? Has to be a commitment to excellence that is YOU -- Has to be in ALL areas of your life. "Excellence is a habit." "Excellence is expressing my worth... Ennobling others because I care. Perfectionism is trying to earn my worth by being perfect... And that is dangerous."  Be careful to not think, "I have to be perfect or I"m not worth anything." "Maturity is way underrated" "Excellence comes out of peace. In excellence the process is as much of importance as the product." "I don't have grammatical errors on the manuscript that nobody else ever sees." "Excellence is the right people doing the right things for the right reasons." "The right motivations are not so compulsive." "The constant burden of leadership is the constant interception of entropy." "There is constant gravitational pull to become like everyone else." "Our church is for someone who doesn't like church." Why? "Because I didn't like church." How do you handle the immense value of YOU as the leader? And the success moving forward without you? "We're constantly in process of finding the next leader."  "When you've been some place a long time, you become in the way." Level 5 leader helps a place be better after they are gone How to build a tribe? Max DuPree - What are your unique tribal speaks? The 5 S's of SouthBrook: Solitude, Scripture, Service, Support, Significant Events "A Tribe is where story and strategy meet." What is it like the minute before you go on stage? "I used to panic. It took me 10 years to get over the "what am I doing!?" "Leading is so presumptuous." "I've never stepped behind a microphone where I didn't believe that I could save people's lives. I truly believe every word I'm saying." "I can't wait to share this." "I didn't think about public speaking until I had to give a three minute speech my junior year in college.  Something happened at that speech. People leaned in." "Hitting the 10,000 hour mark has helped me. It's easier to prepare.  I'm a huge believer in putting in the time." Charlie writes 3,500 words per week. Then put on the iPad and have it while on stage... "I memorize that by Friday." "I'm a master at self condemnation." Why be so critical of yourself? "It can be a safety mechanism. If we self criticize, we won't get as much criticism. And it does connect with people." Developing future leaders "The test of leadership is the ability to reproduce yourself in others... The good parts of yourself that should be reproduced." "The path from direction to delegation" "If I don't succeed in succession, then I will have failed." "You can't be a farmer, you have to be a rancher who raises up other farmers." Ron Howard and Sam Jones -- Why Wall Street leaders hire former athletes? "We like to hire athletes because they lose so much. They are forced to respond to failure." "I lose every day. I'm not good at having an accurate understanding of myself. I need people around me." "I was a world class (basketball) shooter. I shot 96% from the free throw line." Charlie was national player of the year. "Grit is the only talent.  Those tough moments are the character builders." Charlie's biggest challenge today? -- "Figuring out a way to build a succession plan and not leave too soon. I live in that tension everyday." "When I watch myself speak, I don't think it's very good." The importance of hobbies How does it take a toll on your when you can't please everybody? "Leadership is the art of disappointing people at a rate they can handle.  You cannot sustain trying to please everyone. " The importance of continued growth and having an apprentice PB&J Have to have people ahead of you, stretch you, challenge you Need people alongside you, your peers, in it together, consolidate over shared stories We grow most when we have people to teach. To pour in to... "Writing makes a person exact. If it's hazy in the podium, it will be foggy in the chair." "If you can't listen, you can't lead." "There is no other leader than The Learning Leader." Use the "Get To Know You Document"

"If you don't keep growing, you will become irrelevant."

Social Media:

Follow Charlie on Twitter: @CharlieBMcMahan Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

More Learning:

Episode 078: Kat Cole – From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon

Episode 216: Jim Collins -- How To Go From Good To Great

Episode 179: How To Sustain Excellence - The Best Answers From 178 Questions

Episode 234: Jocko Willink -- Why Discipline Equals Freedom

262: Keith Yamashita - The Keys To Great Execution (Oprah, Starbucks, Steve Jobs)

Jun 17, 2018 58:26

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#262: Keith Yamashita - The Keys To Great Execution (Oprah, Starbucks, Steve Jobs)

Keith Yamashita  has led SYPartners for the past two decades, a practice that collaborates with CEOs and their leadership teams to build great companies and organizations. He’s worked with leaders at Apple, eBay, IBM, General Electric, Johnson & Johnson, Facebook, Nike, Starbucks, and Target Corporation, among others. SYPartners has been recognized by The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and Fortune for its unique, human-centered approach, applied to both business and social challenges. Earlier in Keith's career, he was the chief writer for Steve Jobs. 

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Action Step - "Build a daily contemplative practice to create mind-fitness."

Show Notes:

Sustaining excellence: The ability to envision a future that doesn't currently exist -- Make it a reality Optimistic Creative A diverse background Authentic communicator Daring and bold People Keith has worked with who have sustained excellence: Oprah Winfrey - magnetic personality, she can envision the future we want. She constantly re imagines herself. She has a strong creative core. She has a sense of deep creativity. Howard Schultz - He's always restless, reinvents regularly. He's earned 9,000% return on investors money How do you respond when Oprah calls you for help? "We are always on the outer edge of incompetence.  We take on projects that we don't know the answer to.  And then figure it out.  We respond to those calls with deep humility." Why choose Keith and SYPartners? "If a leader wants to try something new... We help them experiment." Starbucks: Closed 8,000 stores for racial bias training. Keith and team helped them build new habits SYPartners origin story: "Our goal has never been to be famous, our goal is to be impactful" 25 years ago with "three partners and $912 in my checking account" Started as a communications firm --> Strategy --> Innovation --> Culture --> Transformation There are 200 employees now "We fight for greatness. We help leaders choose a more daring path" "Everything is set with intentions" --> "Set your intentions and be very open to the universe" How do you respond to skeptics? "When I started I had $912 in my checking account.  I had to borrow money for rent." Only you know what's inside of you.  "Your skepticism needs to be inward, not outward." "If greatness is your choice, it's not made in big leaps, it's made in daily focus." "Micro actions add up" How to make the leap from individual contributor to manager? Leadfully.com has been helpful What was it like working for Steve Jobs? "I showed up with writing samples. He said they were awful. He was testing me to see if I believed in my work.  It was the worst interview of my life... However, I got the job." "He's the toughest boss I ever had.  But I learned more from him than anyone I've worked for." Steve was gifted in seeing what people were capable of and he was willing to push. He knew how to motivate you to your capacity The danger in mimicking Steve's behavior? "People try to mimic the behavior, but they don't have his intentions." Mimicking the behavior without the intentions is a recipe for disaster. Execution and implementation: Mind-fitness - Creativity in moments that matter. Be connected to others in a calm way. Ideas are just ideas. "You can train your mind to be present in this moment."  Don't judge others. "Build a daily contemplative process." Build a daily creative practice - Read, write, take notes, be awake, alive, aware. Get a folder, cut out articles, pictures. Create inspiration.  Recall past events. Understand what moment you're in - What's happening? Develop keen awareness to the moments Why books are the greatest investment ever (my thoughts) Use the "Get To Know You Document"

 

261: Darryl Strawberry - MLB Superstar: World Series, Home Runs, & Substance Abuse

Jun 10, 2018 44:01

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#261: Darryl Strawberry - MLB Superstar: World Series, Home Runs, & Substance Abuse

Darryl Strawberry helped lead the New York Mets to a World Series championship and the New York Yankees to three World Series championships.  He was also suspended three times by Major League Baseball for substance abuse.  He was a nine time all star and he hit 335 home runs during his illustrious career.

He is an ordained minister, speaker, and author.  He is taking his message to the masses with his new book, Don't Give Up On Me -- Shedding Light on Addiction.

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"My Dad beat the crap out of me.  He told me I would never amount to anything. I believed him." -- Darryl Strawberry

Show Notes:

Sustaining excellence: A calming presence... Confidence in what you know Time spent learning to lead Davey Johnson and Joe Torre -- A measured, confident approach to understanding each individual and how they needed to be managed Best teammates? Gary Carter Keith Hernandez Lead by example type people... Those who are consistently doing the work every single day They understand how to prepare and do not get distracted from the work Darryl struggled to be consistent because of his wondering focus How to bounce out of a slump? "When you're 2 for 30, how do you get yourself out of a jam?  Go to the batting cage and do the work." What was the key to winning the World Series in 1986? "A complete team effort.  We were a WHOLE team. Complete.  Every guy did their part." Why did Darryl use drugs? "An emptiness. I've never been well on the inside.  Pain led me to greatness, but was also the cause for drug use." "My dad beat the crap out of me. He told me I would never be anything and I believed him." Why are so many world class athletes insecure? "They are yearning for love and do not always get it. I never had a good Dad.  I had to learn lessons on my own.  Nobody taught me." Advice to young people who do not have a Dad? "Listen to your mom.  I wish I would have.  Take her direction.  Allow mentors to help you.  Allow people to power into your life.  It was hard for me to trust people." Being a dad to successful athletes -- (His sons are professional basketball players and his daughters are scholarship volleyball players) "I did not coach them, but I encourage them continually work to get better. I didn't push them to play baseball." The Doc and Darryl 30 For 30 "I love Doc.  We are still good friends.  We've been through a lot." Why write Don't Give Up On Me? "There are so many problems in the world.  Addiction is everywhere.  I want to help people.  I was great, but broken at the same time." A defining moment? His wife said, "If you're ever going to get well, you have to take that uniform off."  Had to stop identifying as a baseball player "You must take responsibility for your actions" "You need people in your inner circle who will be honest with you and tell you no." Day to day work: Pastor, travel, bring hope to those who are struggling" Would you ever work in baseball again? "No... Unless Derek Jeter called and asked me to help his team." Toughest pitcher ever faced? Nolan Ryan Why were you a great hitter? Preparation... On deck circle.  Always getting ready "Focus on hitting line drives to the opposite field.  That's how you know you're on it" -- Keith Hernandez was very helpful "It's about people.  I should have been dead, had cancer twice, chased women, drug issues.  I have urgency everyday." Use the "Get To Know You Document"

"It's about people. I should have been dead.  I had cancer twice, chased women, had drug issues.  I have urgency everyday."

Social Media:

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More Learning:

Episode 078: Kat Cole – From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon

Episode 216: Jim Collins -- How To Go From Good To Great

Episode 179: How To Sustain Excellence - The Best Answers From 178 Questions

Episode 234: Jocko Willink -- Why Discipline Equals Freedom

260: Mark Divine - How To Create An Unbeatable Mind

Jun 3, 2018 51:05

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Episode #260: Mark Divine - How To Create An Unbeatable Mind

At twenty-six Mark Divine graduated as Honor Man (#1-ranked trainee) of SEAL BUD/S class number 170. Mark served for nine years total on active duty and eleven as a Reserve SEAL, retiring as Commander in 2011.  His leadership of teams was so effective the government tasked him with creating a nationwide mentoring program for SEAL trainees.  He earned his MBA at NYU.  In 2007 he launched the SEALFIT program to provide transformational personal and team training experiences. The training utilizes an integrated warrior development model he developed, called Unbeatable Mind, which draws from his 20 years as a SEAL and business leader, 25 years as a martial artist and 15 years as yoga practitioner.  Mark has written has written four books, including The Way of The SEAL, and Unbeatable Mind.

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"Do today what others aren't willing to do.  You're 20X more capable than what you think."

Show Notes:

Sustaining excellence: People who have practices that value excellence and practice it regularly Optimized training, sleep, and balance Mental health: Meditation, nature, learning, reducing potential to be stuck in biases Emotional health: Not afraid of going to therapy, spritual Why is therapy helpful? Mark married a therapist They can be an emotional coach "It's preventative maintenance" --> Must be proactive A "check up from the neck up" You should always be investing in improving your "self" Be mindful - yoga, zen.  It's an evolutionary skill to help you connect at a deeper level Why become a Navy SEAL? Got MBA and a CPA -- Got a job on Wall Street and hated it after three months Started Zen meditation... It changed his brain It created a structured program to look within himself and reflect Mark did not like what was happening in the outer world (with his job) He was meant to be a warrior and a leader Did he ever have doubts? No... Because he had prepared for the difficult moments through visualization and fully understanding his WHY "I created total certainty in my mind. 100% that I was going to become a SEAL. I won in my mind." This outlook helped him finish #1 overall in his BUD/S class How can we apply this to our world?  Outside of the military? You must deeply care about what you're doing... And then visualize your success. A "personal practice of excellence" "It must be something in your vision that you are really passionate about" "Visualize it as a completion.  Visualize doing it to completion." "You're the type of person who is worthy of completing that challenging task... Of achieving THAT" How do you respond to skeptics? The science backs it up... Do your research Give it a try... Why wouldn't you? VUCA = Volatility, Uncertainty, Complex, Ambiguous -- How to handle these situations Creating a decentralized organization -- Why this works in the military and in business (trust and certainty) Why you must "learn to embrace risk" -- Cannot be afraid of failure... And the plan must be flexible "Do today what others won't" -- 20X more capable than what you think "Society has weakened us... Everything is easy now.  You need to force yourself to do hard things." "Challenge leads to growth." "Your body will adapt to the new reality."  "Push it past where you think it can currently go" "You must challenge yourself every single day" Exercise - Write your own obituary.  Think "What would people say about me?" Do the deep self awareness work to "know thyself" "If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for everything" "Derive your passion around purpose. Create your set of principles." Originally, there was a scathing obituary written for Alfred Nobel... It was meant for his twin brother, but there was a mistake and someone wrote it about him.  It changed his life.  He was not aware of how badly he was thought of... And he became known for peace moving forward.  So much so... That they named a prize after him. How Brad Stevens and Bill Belichick have mastered the art of coaching Why the "hacking movement" is not good according to Mark There must be deep learning over many years to get to mastery level of anything Simplify = Be narrow on what you want, get rid of everything else. And focus Use the "Get To Know You Document"

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259: Shane Snow - How To Build A Dream Team

May 27, 2018 01:09:52

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Episode #259: Shane Snow - How To Build A Dream Team

Shane Snow serves as Founder at Large at Contently, which works with Fortune 500 brands and has helped over 100,000 freelance journalists, artists, and photographers put food on the table.

His writing has appeared in Wired Magazine, The New Yorker, GQ, Fast Company, Advertising Age, The Washington Post, and others. He's author of Smartcuts, and is now releasing his most important book yet: Dream Teams, a journey through history, neuroscience, psychology, and business to reveal what separates groups that simply manage to get by from those that get better together--and how we might make our companies and communities better by understanding the difference.
Shane has been named one of Details Magazine's "Digital Mavericks," called a "Wunderkind" in the New York Times, and honored as a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts. Originally from Idaho, he studied journalism at Columbia University and lives in New York City.

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"Two heads are only better than one if they think differently."

Show Notes:

Sustaining excellence: 2 X @ Matrix chart Skepticism and credulity Optimism and pessimism They believe the world can be better, but they don't always take things at face value Be skeptical AND optimistic as a leader The leader should provide complete emotional AND intellectual support Be willing to push. Be okay with conflict. Be a "disagreeable giver" and create psychological safety How to improve? Get help? "I have a lot of faith in my self. A healthy ego.  But I'm paranoid about my blind spots. I want to learn so much.  I collect inputs that are critical from my business partner." Why write Dream Teams? The desire to study the best teams. The best cultures.  "I wanted to learn this for my own business." "When human beings come together, we can do incredible things." The impact his Dad on Shane - A nuclear engineer The importance of cognitive diversity "Two heads are better than one only if they think differently." The power of ragtag teams Buddy cops Street smart By the book Man/woman teams solve crimes better How to implement and execute? WHO is on the team? How you deal with problems/issues? "We need to re-frame how we think about this.  Set up a pool to make it as cognitively diverse as possible Perspective - How you view the world, who you are Heuristic - The way you approach solving problems. (eg: different university, different piano teacher) Think about solving problems how a movie director acts? Do they use the exact same actors for every movie they direct? No, it doesn't make sense.  They cast the best actors for each movie.  "If you're solving different problems, why would you cast the same people every time?" Shane explains why "culture fit" is not a good characteristic in hiring The disaster that was the Daimler-Chrysler merger Miscalculation on how much companies complimented each other Culture kills most - "It's the fact that they didn't speak to each other." Mergers that don't go well... People need to talk.  It's okay to fight and disagree.  It's ruined when people stop talking (just like a marriage) "Silence is the enemy of innovation" The Wright Brothers - They would argue one side of a point. Then have lunch... And switch sides of the argument.  It forced expansion of the way they thought about problems Wu Tang Clan - "Competition breeds excellence" Magic Johnson & Larry Bird DJ's in the Bronx Competing against Ben Roethlisberger Why is it okay to argue and compete? "An overriding cause that's worth it. A purpose. A passion... To win." Build an empire with people - Intense, full emotional support.  Learn each others stories, their motivations Blackrock - Form a new team, have everyone tell their personal stories, develop a sense of connectedness If you dislike a colleague (like Shane did): "I went to her house and met her family and friends. I learned about her life growing up and the people who support her.  It changed my perspective of her." Use the "Get To Know You Document"

"Silence is the enemy of innovation."

Social Media:

Read: Dream Teams Follow Shane on Twitter: @shanesnow Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

More Learning:

Episode 078: Kat Cole – From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon

Episode 216: Jim Collins -- How To Go From Good To Great

Episode 179: How To Sustain Excellence - The Best Answers From 178 Questions

Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

258: Jesse Itzler - Creating Your LIFE Resume (Living With The Monks)

May 20, 2018 42:55

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258: Jesse Itzler - Creating Your LIFE Resume (Living With The Monks)

Jesse Itzler is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Living with a Seal, cofounded Marquis Jet, the world's largest private jet card company which he and his partner sold to Berkshire Hathaway/NetJets. Jesse then partnered with Zico coconut water, which he and his partner sold to The Coca-Cola Company.  His latest book is titled, Living With The Monks. He's a former rapper on MTV and wrote and performed the NBA's Emmy Award-winning "I Love This Game" music campaign and the popular New York Knicks anthem "Go NY Go." When he's not running ultra-marathons, eating vegan food or being a dad to his four kids, Jesse can be found at the NBA's Atlanta Hawks games, where he's an owner of the team. He is married to Spanx founder Sara Blakely.

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"I invest in people... You must look into their eyes before making a decision."

Show Notes:

Sustaining excellence: Spending time around the 4,000 people who used Marquis Jet, "I always asked them about their habits." You have to create the system that works best for YOU: Attack fear, take risks Get up early in the morning Create daily wins, momentum Be a great connector, build relationships Run -- Create great exercise habits Winning habits, routines, mindset. A system for self For 27 years, Jesse has only eaten fruit before noon Relying on gut instinct... How to build this, make better? Must spend time alone, to think.  Running is where this happens for Jesse (in the car for Sara) Why? Awareness with time... Understand your own mortality A constant drive to build a "life resume" You only get 1 shot to do this thing Hiking Mount Washington -- Helps you feel "super alive... It's addicting." Have you always been this way? "I get bored easily. This has nothing to do with money." Always being urgent to accomplish something Always carving out time for yourself.  Carve at least 1 hour per day. Put parameters around your time YOU are the business plan. "I invest in people... Have you ever looked into his eyes?" "At the end of the day, people drive companies." Why live with the monks? "I did the physical part while living with a SEAL.  I needed to focus on the spiritual part." Lived in a monastery with 8 monks... 4 had been there for 50 years How living with the monks helped him handle "decision fatigue" How it free'd up so much energy "The power of cumulative work" "Always do something hard" It sets the tone for yourself Don't back away from challenges -- Build the grit muscle Do small things every day (clean, make the bed, finish tasks, do the dishes now) "I'm turning 50.  I only have 28 summers left if I'm lucky." The perfect day = Family time Wellness time (running) Business time "Get your heart rate up!"

Social Media:

Read: Living With The Monks Follow Jesse on Twitter: @the100MileMan Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

More Learning:

Episode 078: Kat Cole – From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon

Episode 216: Jim Collins -- How To Go From Good To Great

Episode 179: How To Sustain Excellence - The Best Answers From 178 Questions

Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

257: David Marquet - Intent Based Leadership (Turn The Ship Around!)

May 13, 2018 39:16

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Episode #257: David Marquet - Intent Based Leadership (Turn The Ship Around!)

Captain Dave Marquet is a 1981 U.S. Naval Academy graduate.  He served in the U.S. submarine force for 28 years. After being assigned to command the nuclear powered submarine USS Santa Fe, then ranked last in retention and operational standing, he realized the traditional leadership approach of “take control, give orders,” wouldn’t work. He “turned his ship around” by treating the crew as leaders, not followers, and giving control, not taking control. This approach took the Santa Fe from “worst to first,” achieving the highest retention and operational standings in the navy.
Stephen R. Covey said it was the most empowering organization he’d ever seen and wrote about Captain Marquet’s leadership practices in his book, The 8th Habit.

Captain Marquet is the author of Turn the Ship Around! A True Story of Turning Followers Into Leaders. Fortune magazine called the book the “best how-to manual anywhere for managers on delegating, training, and driving flawless execution.”

"Leadership is not for the select few at the top. In highly effective organizations, there are leaders at every level. When we give our people more authority, we actually create more effective leaders."

Show Notes:

Sustaining excellence: "The ability to decouple from their personal feelings their personality. It can't all depend on one person. In a consistent organization, the leader is part of it, but not all of it." How parenting helps you become a better leader: "That's really interesting. As a parent, you're trying to create an independent decision maker." The United States Naval Academy definition of leadership = Leadership can be defined as directing the thoughts, plans, and actions of others... So as to obtain their command and obedience, their confidence, their respect, and their loyal cooperation." --> Why this is wrong and not effective. "I intend to..." -- Intent based leadership How to create the environment for the team to make decisions Intent based environment: People don't need to be told what to do. Lean back, team leans forward. Don't make yourself (as the leader) a bottleneck. Risks = Tune level of control to competence or confidence of the team... Expose my thought process (as the leader) to you to see how I put it together. Ask "what" and "how" questions... If you get hired as a new manager and did not get to choose anyone on your team? "Focus on what you can control.  Do we welcome each other? Do we care? Do we connect?" Making the jump from individual contributor to manager: "Talk less, don't have all the answers... Listen." "Push information to authority.  Be knowing, not telling." The job of the leader is to determine how the team works Minimize cognitive burden -- "The leader defines the structure."

"We act our way to new thinking, not think our way to new acting."

 

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Read: Turn The Ship Around! Follow Captain Marquet on Twitter: @ldavidmarquet Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

 

256: Elena Botelho - How To Become A CEO

May 6, 2018 55:21

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Episode #256: Elena Botelho - How To Become A CEO

Elena Botelho has been a Partner at ghSMART since 2007. Elena initiated and co-leads The CEO Genome Project® featured in a cover article of Harvard Business Review.  Her recent book, The CEO Next Door, is a New York Times Bestseller. The CEO Genome Project® is an extensive research and client practice supporting CEO's and executives on the path to CEO. The research explores paths and behaviors that lead to the top, typical setbacks CEO's encounter and ways to prevent them. Elena is a member of McKinsey M&A Integration Council – an invitation-only forum of senior executives from major corporations to share M&A best practices. Elena is a sought after speaker at leading industry events on leadership and M&A.

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"Charisma is a myth when it comes to success as a CEO. The research suggests introverts are equally or more successful than charismatic extroverts"

Show Notes:

How do we define excellence? "Delivering results is how we define it" The keys to excellence (delivering results) Decisiveness - Conviction and speed Adapting proactively Relentless reliability - Delivering consistently -- This is the most powerful and important behavior Engage for impact Self assessments The lowest rated among 11,000 people Elena surveyed was: Reliability Why do people struggle with consistency? Consistency is hard across all domains of our lives Reliability - 3 keys Mindset - basic habits. How do we develop the correct mindset? -> Recognize that others need to be able to count on you. This translates to consistent habits Get an honest look in the mirror The WHO - Who are your surrounding yourself with? Process and culture you build The CEO Myths: Need to go to an Ivy League school (not true) CEO's were destined for greatness (nope) 70% of CEO's never set a goal to be a CEO Charisma - It helps you get the job, however when you look at results, it's not the way the ensure results Introverts are not less likely for success Advice to a current individual contributor: Having powerful mentors didn't seem to help them more than those who didn't Becoming a mentor to others does show it helps It forces you to be clear and become a teacher. Helps you get in the head of others and lead What are some mistakes first time managers make? "It can be messy" Be clear on what success looks like Is this the right team? Do personnel changes need to be made? What are the career catapults? 25% went to a top business school 97% of them did one of these three sprinters: 60% "went small to go big" -> Took a smaller role at an organization that led to something big They took on a big mess and fixed it The big leap - Take a role well before you're ready --> Take a risk Adapting proactively Being able to let go of a profitable business in order for long term success (give up short term for the long term) Key learning = the ability let go of the past

"Becoming a mentor to others forces you to be clear and become a teacher."

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Read: The CEO Next Door Go to: ghsmart.com Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

255: David Burkus - The Hidden Networks That Can Transform Your Life (Friend Of A Friend)

Apr 29, 2018 58:32

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Episode #255: David Burkus - The Hidden Networks That Can Transform Your Life (Friend Of A Friend)

David Burkus is a best-selling author, a sought after speaker, and business school professor. In 2017, he was named as one of the world’s top business thought leaders by Thinkers50.

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"The fundamental element that defines the quality of our lives are the people we surround ourselves with and the conversations we have with them."

Show Notes:

What defines a happy life? "The fundamental element that defines the quality of our lives are the people we surround ourselves with and the conversations we have with them. That's how you live a happy life." Adam Rifkin - The "strength of weak ties" The research suggests you have better odds of getting a job through a loose acquaintance than a close friend "Dormant ties" are very valuable to have in your life.  Make a deliberate effort to reach back out to those people.  Use a system to keep track of those relationships This is the "what" and the "how" to get it done From "science" to "practice" -- The key to success is to be prescriptive.  Give actionable advice The story of Michelle McKenna Doyle -- How she created her dream job in the NFL. 1 dormant tie - 1 degree of separation.  "Most of us are only 1 or 2 introductions away from what we want..." Clusters - People tend to cluster around like minds.  There is amazing power of small communities "Build your own stage, your own community" Super connector - Dunbar's # -- Brian Grazer Having regular curiosity conversations -- That is how he met Ron Howard Never ask the question, "How can I help you?"  Figure out how you can help someone else, then help them.  Don't put the onus on them. Always think, "who does this person need to meet?" And make connections In a networking situation, don't just ask - "What do you do?" -- Try to learn more about them as a person, not just their job "What excites you right now? Who's your favorite super hero?" Where did you grow up?" Be interested in order to be interesting "We feel guilt when we no longer want to associate with old friends and colleagues who haven't changed. The price, and marker, of growth." - Naval Ravikant How David and his wife measured their friendships and peer group -- They made lists How to give a TED Talk? -- Practiced it hundreds of times, hired a coach Go to www.DavidBurkus.com/Ryan

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254: Robert Kurson - How To Be A Master Storyteller: Rocket Men, The Most Daring Mission In NASA History

Apr 22, 2018 52:52

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Episode 254: Robert Kurson - How To Be A Master Storyteller: Rocket Men, The Most Daring Mission In NASA History

Robert Kurson is an American author, best known for his 2004 bestselling book, Shadow Divers, the true story of two Americans who discovered a World War II German U-boat sunk 60 miles off the coast of New Jersey. Kurson began his career as an attorney, graduating from Harvard Law School, and practicing real estate law. Kurson’s professional writing career began at the Chicago Sun-Times, where he started as a data entry clerk and soon gained a full-time features writing job. In 2000, Esquire published “My Favorite Teacher,” his first magazine story, which became a finalist for a National Magazine Award. He moved from the Sun-Times to Chicago Magazine, then to Esquire, where he won a National Magazine Award and was a contributing editor for years. His stories have appeared in Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine, and other publications.  His latest book is titled, Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon.

Show Notes:

How Rob quickly realized going to Harvard Law School was a mistake "The people who liked being at Harvard Law School are the people I liked the least." Following that, he got a job at a large law firm in Chicago -- "Made a lot of money, bought a BMW, a stereo, a bicycle... And I was miserable" The big corporations/large law firms "punished creative thinking" Writing... "It all started with a basic curiosity that would grow into love." --> "You can't hate what you do and be happy" The theme of writing stories -- "Freedom... Being unbound.  When I was writing stories, the time would go so fast." "Whatever it cost me, I was going to get out of practicing law, and be a writer." "I begged for any job.  I'm incredibly persistent.  I came in on the weekends and took high school football scores as my first job working for a newspaper as a writer" How can others follow their love/passion? "Never give up, do it at night, weekends, refuse to take no for an answer." "I was unwilling to see my life go that way.  I would never stop trying, no matter what.  There was no choice, that's what I was going to do." Key ingredients to being a great story teller? Understand the structure, the arc, the format: inciting incident, challenge, the heroes journey, the battles --> The beginning, middle, and end How the long car rides with his dad gave him a prime example for story telling -- "My dad was a travelling salesman and he would often take me with him.  He's the greatest story teller I've ever known" Why write about the Apollo 8 mission? -- "They are the first 3 men to leave earth and go to the moon.  The people at NASA say Apollo 8 was the most daring mission of all time.  They orbited the moon 10 times.  It was the most rushed mission in history."  They needed to beat the Soviets and rushed it because of that and President JFK George Lowe - The NASA manager had the idea to go without the lunar module The 3 astronauts refused to give up.  No matter what happens, they wont' give up.  Most of the astronauts were fighter pilots in the war.  They developed a psychology that "it won't happen to me."  They were fearless.  They had self-delusion and irrational confidence.  That fueled them.  They were not afraid to fail and had already failed many times in their lives Neil Armstrong crashed on a test flight... Just an hour later, he was seen in his office doing paperwork as if nothing happened.  The best astronauts were not phased What Rob enjoyed most -- Meeting each of the 3 astronauts.  All 3 are alive and still married (rare in the astronaut program).  They are down to earth, humble leaders Rob describes what it was like flying with Frank Borman What it was like watching Apollo 13 with Jim Lovell (who was also on Apollo 8) The power of constraints -- "Deadlines can help us do incredible things.  Construct them for yourself." Rob's routine -- At desk by 6:00 am and work until 2:00.  "After that, my work isn't very good." Structure it first, organize, and storyboard it Take a lot of walks with a digital recorder and speak the story out Rocket Men has been optioned by Netflix "Deadlines can help us do incredible things.  Construct them for yourself."

Social Media:

Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertkurson Read: Rocket Men Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

253: Aubrey Marcus - Total Human Optimization (Own The Day, Own Your Life)

Apr 15, 2018 44:17

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Episode 253: Aubrey Marcus - Total Human Optimization (Own The Day, Own Your Life)

Aubrey Marcus is the founder and CEO of Onnit,  a lifestyle brand based on a holistic health philosophy he calls Total Human Optimization. Onnit is an Inc. 500 company and an industry leader with products optimizing millions of lives, including many top professional athletes around the world.

Aubrey regularly provides commentary to outlets like Entrepreneur, Forbes, The Doctors and The Joe Rogan Experience. He has been featured on the cover of Men’s Health, is the author of the life-coaching course Go For Your Win, and his first book is Own The Day, Own Your Life  from HarperCollins.

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"If you have 5 employees, don't focus on growing to 180 employees. Focus on #6, and the #7. Just the next one. You must surrender to the process."

Show Notes:

Commonalities of leaders who sustain excellence: Mental Override They are willing to do the thing you don't want to do (ex. turn the knob to COLD in the shower) Focus on the little things... The little things become the big things Instead of thinking of your life as a whole, focus on making this one day great... OWN the day, own your life Identify the process and structure you need for your ideal day... Do it one day at a time The ability to create you environment and "own your current space" regardless of the environment The difference between 2012 (with 5 employees) and today (180 employees) "Then I did everything, I had to.  Now, I have an incredible team to help." "If you have 5 employees and you want to grow, don't focus on 180 employees. Focus on #6, and then #7. Focus on your team and your customers." "Surrender to the process." Aubrey is a questioner... Why? "I'm constantly reminded how much I don't know" "I'm always open to continued learning. I have a curiosity mindset." "I was down to my last $110K which was loaned to me. If AlphaBrain failed, we were done... Fortunately, it sold out quickly." The importance of Joe Rogan "I was completely all in." "Instead of focusing how to be friends with Joe, I focused on who I was as a person... And becoming a person that people would want to have around." Focus on yourself "The 30 minute coffee with Joe turned in to a 4 hour dinner" "People will detect and know if you're not genuine" -- You must be yourself "Rules are for dogs. Human beings should be driven by morality. By what's right and wrong." How about rules at Onnit? -- There are some that are necessary (talking about sex, or safety.  Both are important and there are strict rules) Having an open relationship with his fiance, Whitney "I questioned the nature of love. What is true genuine love? How does that look? It's wild... And challenging." "This isn't a fairytale. It can feel like you got struck by lightening in the solar plexus." "Having an open relationship is not for everyone and I don't advocate it.  I'm an advocate for understanding relationships." The importance of writing Own The Day, Own Your Life "All of our work needed to be documented. There are over 300 clinical references in the book." Process? "You must show up and write... Even when you don't feel like it. You have to have the mental override."

"I know nothing. But every day I ask questions and take a seat at the table where Truth likes to have snacks." - Aubrey Marcus

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Follow Aubrey on Twitter: @AubreyMarcus Read:  Own The Day, Own Your Life Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

More Learning:

Episode 078: Kat Cole – From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon

Episode 216: Jim Collins -- How To Go From Good To Great

Episode 179: How To Sustain Excellence - The Best Answers From 178 Questions

Episode 252: Tom Peters - In Search Of Excellence

 

252: Tom Peters - In Search Of Excellence

Apr 8, 2018 57:23

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Episode #252: Tom Peters - In Search Of Excellence

Tom Peters is co-author of In Search of Excellence—the book that changed the way the world does business, and often tagged as the best business book ever. Sixteen books and almost thirty years later, he’s still at the forefront of the "management guru industry” he single-handedly invented. What’s new? A lot. As CNN said, “While most business gurus milk the same mantra for all its worth, the one-man brand called Tom Peters is still reinventing himself.”  Tom’s bedrock belief: “Execution is strategy—it’s all about the people and the doing, not the talking and the theory.” (Keep up with Tom at tompeters.com, ranked #9 among “The Top 150 Management and Leadership Blogs.”) His most recent effort, released in April, 2018 is titled, The Excellence Dividend.

"Excellence is the next 5 minutes... Or not."

Show Notes:

Commonalities of those who sustain excellence: They are "thoroughly decent human beings" They help other people grow They really care about the people they work with and help them get better everyday Quotes from Tom Peters: "Arguably the eight most important words a leader can utter: “THANK YOU.” “I’M SORRY.” “WHAT DO YOU THINK?” "Priority #1, #2, #3: Culture. Culture. Culture. "It IS the game," Lou Gerstner on IBM turnaround. "My 20-year-old "agile": WTTMSASTMSUTFW/Whoever Tries The Most Stuff And Screws The Most Stuff Up The Fastest Wins. "Every meeting that does not stir the imagination and curiosity of its attendees is what I like to call a PLO: a Permanently Lost Opportunity. I am all in favor of eliminating unnecessary meetings!" The big corporations/large law firms "punished creative thinking" "You must create space for people to be better than they ever have." "Excellence is the next 5 minutes... Or not." The key to being a great manager? "MBWA" -- "The minute those words came out of his mouth, my life changed (Managing By Wandering Around) The importance of being intentional and thoughtful My Dad is a huge fan of Tom's work and told me to read his work "Your culture is managed every minute of every day" The process to prepare for your week as the leader (Sunday night work) Start your meetings with "Good morning" "Find a smile, find the energy" --> Your team will follow your attitude and behavior. "It's your duty to be in a good mood." How to run a world class meeting? A meeting can and should be excellent" --> It sets the stage for the next 5 days. Think about it and prepare. Will it be an upper or a downer? Should have civility and thoughtfulness --> "No smartassery" The definition of a great teacher is "someone who is desperate to help their students succeed." How to choose better people to promote? "First line leadership is of supreme importance" "We always hire for character." --> Theo Epstein: Look at the analytics and combine them with culture and character to decide Training -- "Practice should be harder than the games" Neighbors with Bill Walsh -- "The Score Takes Care of Itself" He spent the first 18 months as the coach of the 49ers developing a new culture John Wooden -- Similar story about culture building Jerry Seinfeld spends six months at very "out of the way" clubs in order to add a new 2 minutes to his stand up routine -- Be that deliberate Tom's training and preparation for a speech (even after doing 3,000+ of them!) Read on the company and the industry in depth Read what's going on in the world - stay up to date Read about the specific city where the speech is being delivered, read the local paper, pick up little vignettes Awake at 2:00 am rearranging the PowerPoint slides -- "I make about 700 changes" How do you feel 30 seconds before you go on stage? "Pure fear, there is enormous pressure for me to deliver for them" Why you should always write thank you notes Campbell's Soup CEO wrote 30,000 thank you notes Home Depot CEO wrote them every Sunday

Social Media:

Follow Robert on Twitter: @tom_peters Read: The Excellence Dividend Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

 

251: Joey Coleman - How To Never Lose A Customer Again

Apr 1, 2018 01:14:18

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Episode 251: Joey Coleman - How To Never Lose A Customer Again

Joey Coleman is the Chief Experience Composer at Design Symphony - a customer experience branding firm that specializes in creating unique, attention-grabbing customer experiences. His clients include individual entrepreneurs, start-ups, small businesses, non-profits, government entities, and Fortune 500 companies. For over a decade he's worked with clients that include NASA, Network for Good, Hyatt Hotels, Zappos, the Save Darfur Coalition, and the World Bank.

Joey is a recognized expert in customer experience design, an award-winning speaker at national and international conferences, and has taught business and creativity courses at both the college and graduate school level. Past appearances include presentations at the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management, Google, the Georgetown University School of Business, Stanford University, Zappos, YouTube.  Joey's first book is titled Never Lose A Customer Again: Turn Any Sale Into Lifelong Loyalty In 100 Days.

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"The best way to say thank you to someone is to show love to the people they love."

Show Notes:

The 3 things a great keynote speaker does: Change how you think Change how you feel Change how you act The 60 second SPEED pitch from Joey (this is something Joey has never done before and it was incredible!) He speed talks what happens following a purchase you make and how you can secure a customer for life The stages: Assess, Admit, Affirm, Activate, Acclimate, Accomplish, Adopt, Advocate The importance of your messaging within the first 100 days Research and science back -- From Harvard, Bain, Stanford "People who get promoted most and fastest are those who positively impact the business." "People we like get promoted" Why write this book? -- Needed to work out all the kinks, document the 46 case studies and the people/companies who have implemented "the first 100 days" strategy Why do companies lose customers? Selling to human beings - people are skeptical and get buyers remorse Fear, uncertainty, and doubt The new business sales people are not aligned with the account managers More energy spent on getting new clients instead of taking care of the current ones "For a marriage, it requires a lot of work, continually building, communicating, growing." A client should be treated in the same manner Why are the first 100 days so important? Must be on-boarded properly If your customer gets to day 101, they will be with you for at least 5 years The Garrett Gunderson experience "When I showed up, he had a 6 pack of root beer for me and said, 'I wanted you to feel like you are home." -- A preview of what it would be like to be a customer of theirs The $35,000 golf ball -- Pebble Beach Pay attention Record small details that could help you later "When you talk, I listen" Strategic appreciation -- How to say thank you.  The use of gifts, presents, and pictures The best way to say thank you to Joey -- "Do amazing things for my wife and kids."  -- Delta did this for Joey and he is a customer for life As John Ruhlin would say, "The best way to say thank you to someone is to show love to the people they love." Don't send gifts for the holidays when everyone else does.  It's about timing "If you're going to host someone, welcome them at the door... Offer them a glass of water."

"A great speaker can: change how you think, change how you feel, and change how you act."

Social Media:

Follow Joey on Twitter: @thejoeycoleman Read: Never Lose A Customer Again Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

250: Shep Gordon - THE SUPERMENSCH: How To Add Value To The Lives Of Others

Mar 25, 2018 01:02:03

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Episode 250: Shep Gordon - The Super Mensch: How To Add Value To The Lives Of Others

Shep Gordon is known in the entertainment industry as having an eye for talent and an innate understanding of what people find entertaining.  After graduating from SUNY Buffalo, Shep moved to LA and in 1969 co-founded Alive Enterprises.  Over the years, Gordon has been responsible for managing the careers of Alice Cooper, Groucho Marx, Raquel Welch, Luther Vandross, Kenny Loggins, and countless others.  He’s also credited as creating the celebrity chef,  which revolutionized the food industry and turned the culinary arts into the multi-billion dollar industry it is today.  His clients that include culinary legends, Wolfgang Puck, Emeril Lagasse, Nobu, Daniel Boulud and many more.  In addition to the impact he’s had on the music, film and food industries, he’s also highly regarded for his philanthropic endeavors.  Shep was named one of the 100 most influential people in Rolling Stone magazine.  He was the subject of Mike Myers 2013 documentary - Supermensch The Legend of Shep Gordon.  He's also written a best-selling book called They Call Me Supermensch A Backstage Pass To The Amazing World Of Film, Food, and Rock ’N’ Roll.

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On meeting with His Holiness, The Dalai Lama -- "When he walked in the room, it felt like I had taken the greatest shower of my life." -- Shep Gordon

Show Notes:

The value that Jayson Gaignard added to his life "He came to Hawaii and helped me launch my book and it was a best-seller" "You should always bring value first" A 1968 graduate of college -- great divide in our country at the time - Vietnam War, "I was raised a liberal Jew" "I was a long haired acid dealer" The Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix story -- How it got him his start as a manager in Hollywood Fame -- Media is a manipulation - "It consumes people and can be very damaging" "My job was to push the artist. Fame was fools gold." People who wanted fame needed attention... When they stopped getting it, bad things happened Shep had a visionary eye for what would be successful in the future, the ultimate talent scout.  He also understand how to earn PR for his artists to help make them famous "Create things that parents hated... Which led to kids loving it." --> Alice Cooper played a show naked Going from Alice Cooper to Ann Murray... Shep did great work for them and it kept leading to his next client --> Groucho Marx, Raquel Welch Commonality among great entertainers? "They have that moment right before they go on stage... They are scared, neurotic, full of fear.  This fuels them to be great." Commonality of those who sustain excellence? "They never did it on their own.  All the best were surrounded by great teams." Meeting with The Dalai Lama? "When he walked in the room, it felt like I'd taken the best shower of my life." How to throw a world class dinner party? Great food, customized for your guests Eat at a round table and always leave an extra seat (for the host to sit at and move from table to table) The food needs to be buffet style Send quality invitations -- "It's all about the WHO" --> You must get that part right, it's most important Don't talk business Think -- "What could I do to really make their night great?" Life lessons -- "The failures are more important than the successes" "To me, failure is not trying" "If your team can't fail, you can't win" Success to Shep = "A life of service to others" Serving others will make you happy Use you wealth to help other people (ex: "If you own a private plane, find people who will never fly on a private plane and offer them a ride.") "Use your resources in service to other people." Always think about how you can add value to the lives of others.

"Success for Shep = "A life of service to others" --> Helping other people will make you happy

Social Media:

Follow Shep on Twitter: @SupermenschShep Read: They Call Me SUPERMENSCH Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

More Learning:

Episode 078: Kat Cole – From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon

Episode 216: Jim Collins -- How To Go From Good To Great

Episode 179: How To Sustain Excellence - The Best Answers From 178 Questions

Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

249: Colin Nanka - Success Starts With A Choice: Salesforce.com Leader, Adventure Racer

Mar 19, 2018 58:55

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The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk. Episode 248: Colin Nanka Colin Nanka is the Senior Director, Enablement for North American Sales and Leadership Development at the world’s leading Customer Relationship Management Company, Salesforce.com. He is a proven sales leader with over 20 years of sales experience including time at Salesforce and Xerox Corporation.  In his spare time, he competes in multi-day, self sustained, adventure races in the world’s most treacherous terrains, including the Sahara Desert, Gobi Desert, Iceland, Grand Canyon, Atacama Desert and, most recently, in Antarctica.

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"Success starts with a choice.  Find someone above you, below you, and at your level.  That's mentor-ship."

Show Notes:

Commonalities of leaders who sustain excellence? Understanding of their strengths - self awareness "Do what you say you will do" "DWYSYWDO" - integrity The combination of vision --> execution How have you sustained excellence? Know how to prioritize Tiered accounts Invested 4-6 hours on Saturday and Sunday while others were not working "Going in on the weekend" - The sheer amount of hard work AND extra work differentiated from the rest Going door to door in Canada - "It takes 20 knocks to get 1 opportunity" "Good pipeline solves all ills" "Flood the market with good will" Marc Benioff's management process, V2MOM, an acronym that stands for vision, values, methods, obstacles, and measures Why do crazy races all over the world? "I hit a crisis.  I was very successful and then had a couple bad years. It hurt my confidence." "I realize there is more to life than just working.  The elements of nature... A give back -- be of service to others." The 2011 Sahara Desert race - Trained for a full year. 6 days a week, 160 miles/week. "Success starts with a choice.  Find who's the best, learn from them." Mentor-ship = "Above you, below you, and at your level." Have all three. The practice of "playing up." Play against someone who is better than you in order to stretch and grow. Constantly put yourself in positions to be stretched Using Gallup to find your strengths -- "A very wise investment" Colin's #1 strength - Learning. Curiosity The compound effect of learning, growing, approaching each conversation with a curious mind What have you learned from the adventure races? Dealing with failure.  How to learn from others. "We all get better from sharing ideas." Biggest mistake new managers make? "They are constantly surprised about the "people" side" How to have tough conversations They try to do it all -- You need to be a multiplier -- Trust, Coach, Empower "If you don't lengthen the leash, you aren't allowing them to grow" First 30 days - "Focus on winning hearts and minds" Do a full day off site meeting with no focus on the business.  Get to know them. Utilize my "Get To Know You" document Understand your team value system: Vision Values Methods - Critical success factors Obstacles Measure -- The Marc Benioff model The #1 value is TRUST -- Ensure this is established early on.  Empower the team to make decisions.  As the leader, be a facilitator Roger Federer -- Finding joy in what you do.  Loving the practice, the process. Do things daily that bring you joy in life "Before I do anything for the company, I do something for myself. To bring me joy." Hiring a coach? Why? Colin has had a coach for 10 years "Just put 1 foot in front of the other" -- 19 hour race in Iceland Be: 1) Strong 2) Relaxed 3) Grateful ("It's hard to be angry when you're grateful")

"Learn the rules like a pro, so that you can break them like an artist." - Pablo Picasso

Social Media:

Follow Colin on Twitter: @ColinNanka1 Read:  Colin's story Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

248: James Clear LIVE! - How Can We Live Better?

Mar 12, 2018 48:26

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Episode 248: James Clear LIVE! - How Can We Live Better?

This was recorded in front of a LIVE audience in Columbus, Ohio.  My teammates at Brixey & Meyer had the original idea for a live event and collectively we put together an amazing evening with more than 100 invited guests.  It was incredible!   The room was full on engaged leaders.  I loved the energy! I'm already looking forward to the next one.

James Clear studies successful people across a wide range of disciplines — entrepreneurs, artists, athletes, and more — to uncover the habits and routines that make these people the best at what they do. Then, I share what I learn in my popular email newsletter.

His work has been covered by dozens of major media outlets including The New York Times, CBS, Entrepreneur Magazine, Forbes, TIME Magazine, and more.

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"A constant dose of uncertainty will help you grow your comfort zone."

Show Notes:

The aggregation of marginal gains - “The 1 percent margin for improvement in everything you do.”  If you improve every area related to your life by just 1 percent, then those small gains will add up to remarkable improvement. When you google “goal setting,” JamesClear.com comes up within the top 3 answers.  James goal setting process. The difference between systems and goals. Goals are useful for setting the direction. Systems are great for actually making progress. If we are serious about achieving our goals, however, we should start with a much different question. Rather than considering what kind of success we want, we should ask, “What kind of pain do I want? First Principles: Elon Musk on the Power of Thinking for Yourself. First principles thinking is the act of boiling a process down to the fundamental parts that you know are true and building up from there. Mindset shifts --> Reframing Love of Travel -- Why do it? Perspective? Voluntary hardship.  "You don’t know what you’re capable of if your body has never been forced to do it." (David Goggins) "You don't know your capabilities until you're forced to do it."  Put yourself in situations that forces you to do "hard things." --? Travel to Vietnam where few people speak English... Getting lost and being forced to ask for help “A constant dose of uncertainty will help you grow your comfort zone.” Voluntary Hardship = until you are tested, you can't develop the ability to be mentally tough or develop new skills.  Put yourself in these situations regularly to grow Successful People Start Before They Are Ready - Richard Branson story…  "Start before you're quite ready, and trust yourself to figure it out as you go." "Motivation is overvalued, environment is undervalued. Willpower doesn’t work, think about choice architecture." “Trust the ability that you have what it takes to figure it out” The "Goldilocks" rule - "Human beings love challenges, but only if they are within the optimal zone of difficulty." Why you should stretch and "level up," but not too much.  "It's not helpful to seriously play tennis against Roger Federer."  You will be demoralized. How to stop procrastination using the 2 minute rule -- "There is that 2 minutes around 5:30 every day where my wife and I decide... Will we go to the gym or will we sit on the couch and watch The Office all night?" -- The 2–Minute Rule works for big goals as well as small goals because of the inertia of life. Once you start doing something, it’s easier to continue doing it. I love the 2–Minute Rule because it embraces the idea that all sorts of good things happen once you get started. “Decrease the number of steps between you and the good behaviors and increase the steps between you and the bad behaviors” The James Clear "garden hose" analogy Why it might be a good idea to put your TV in the closet... Smaller habits require smaller activation energies and that makes them more sustainable. The bigger the activation energy is for your habit, the more difficult it will be to remain consistent over the long-run. “Resistance is proportionate to the size and speed of the change, not to whether the change is a favorable or unfavorable one.” By contrast, when you accumulate small wins and focus on one percent improvements, you nudge equilibrium forward. It is like building muscle. If the weight is too light, your muscles will atrophy. If the weight is too heavy, you'll end up injured. But if the weight is just a touch beyond your normal, then your muscles will adapt to the new stimulus and equilibrium will take a small step forward.

"Decrease the number of steps between you and the good behaviors and increase the steps between you and the bad behaviors." 

Social Media:

Follow James on Twitter: @james_clear Read Lance Salyers Forbes story about the event:  3 Surprising Insights From An Evening With Ryan Hawk And James Clear Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

247: Benjamin Hardy - The Best Self Improvement Book Of 2018

Mar 5, 2018 54:32

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The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk: Since 2015, Benjamin Hardy has been the #1 writer on Medium.com.  He is pursuing his PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Clemson University.  Ben's writing focuses on self-improvement, motivation, and entrepreneurship. His writing is fueled by his personal experiences, self-directed education, and formal education.  Ben's work is read by millions of people every month.  

Show Notes:

Commonalities of leaders who sustain excellence? They continually put themselves in situations that demand a lot of them.  They put themselves in high stakes situations They invest in themself They create conditions for success to happen Pianist John Burke (Grammy nominated) He puts external pressure on himself ("I will release an album a year").  It forces him to get to work to fulfill those expectations he puts on himself  Being socially invested is a forcing function Signing up for the race like Parker Mays -- A date on the calendar to prepare for.  "If I don't prepare, I will fail miserably" Why you should invest 10% of your income in your self The best self improvement book Ben has ever read? Letting Go "Willpower doesn't work."  You must create the environment to be successful -- Upgrade your mindset Self signaling - How you view yourself is not permanent.  Start to alter your behavior, you start seeing yourself differently You can shape your personality How to upgrade yourself? -- "When you invest money, you are committed" Why all high performers invest in a coach Peak moments -- how to change your life for the better Cal Newport - "Be So Good They Can't Ignore You" Investing in relationships (Jeff Goins and Ryan Holiday) How to build a platform Learn marketing Learn how to write viral headlines (Use numbers, matching, focused on outcomes) Want To Become A Multi-Millionaire? Do These 15 Things Immediately Understand structure - subheadings, short/snappy sentences and paragraphs Have a call to action at the end Create a landing page for email capture What is great writing?
Be a good teacher: Communicate effectively.  Convey & connect. Weave stories in and out: Story --> Science --> Story --> Science --> Story --> Science Head knowledge:  Know your space.  Have heart:  Emotional rigor, intense stories How to become a master of your craft Your decisions determine your destiny Visualize the process, not just the outcome Create environments for optimal implementation Pre plan for adversity to strike and how you will respond Morning routine: Write in journal --> "Write it down, make it happen" --> Read --> Work out.  Create momentum for yourself.  

"Willpower doesn't work.  You must create the environment for success to be achieved."

Social Media:

Follow Ben on Twitter: @BenjaminPHardy Read:  WILLPOWER DOESN'T WORK Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

 

246: Patrick Lencioni - The Five Dysfunctions Of A Team

Feb 26, 2018 01:02:22

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Pat is the founder of The Table Group and the author of 11 books (including The Five Dysfunctions of a Team)which have sold over 5 million copies and been translated into more than 30 languages. The Wall Street Journal called him "one of the most in demand speakers in America." He has addressed millions of people at conferences and events around the world over the past 15 years. Pat has written for or been featured in numerous publications including Harvard Business Review, Inc., Fortune, Fast Company, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek.  This is the second time Pat has been a guest on The Learning Leader Show.  To listen to the first conversation we had, CLICK HERE.

Prior to founding The Table Group, Pat worked at Bain & Company, Oracle Corporation and Sybase.

Show Notes:

The email he received from Miami Heat coach, Erik Spolestra, after his first appearance on The Learning Leader Show How he helps professional sports teams Why NFL teams focus on the wrong things when deciding who to draft Teddy Bridgewater vs Johnny Manziel The characteristics of a great teammate: Humility Hunger Emotional Intelligence The success of Nick Foles in The Super Bowl The camaraderie built by coach Doug Pederson of The Philadelphia Eagles "I'm meant to work with people..." The origin story - How Pat started his own business... and why? Potential to work with Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt The biggest moment in the growth of his business?  Speaking at Willowcreek Church(50,000 people watched) Doing a "talk" instead of thinking of it as a "keynote speech" -- "I'm just talking with the audience." Why turn leadership issues into fables? "We don't read books, but we read yours."  They are so interesting.  "I keep reading your books because I want to see what happens next." Leaders must: Have difficult conversations -- must do the hard things What are the biggest mistakes a new manager makes? "You cannot avoid the discomfort" "Being a leader is uncomfortable" The best leaders are "pushers" The Steve Jobs and Jony Ive story -- "You're so vain" Keys to a great culture: Leaders must be intentional about behaviors they want Must be brutally intolerant if people don't do it well How Pat helped Southwest Airlines Codify their culture -- It had never been done before Working with Chic-fil-a Their CEO wasn't too big to do dishes and clear the plates "They gave snacks for my trip home" "You don't come up with culture, you look at what's there" The importance of stories Pat's business: There are 45 consultants all over the world.  They are: Humble Hungry Smart

"Being a leader is uncomfortable.  You cannot avoid the discomfort."

Social Media:

Follow Pat on Twitter: @patricklencioni Read: The Five Dysfunctions Of A Team Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

245: Maria Taylor - ESPN Gameday, Embracing The Grind, The Value Of Versatility

Feb 19, 2018 58:28

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Episode 245: Maria Taylor - ESPN Gameday, Embracing The Grind, The Value Of Versatility

Maria Taylor is in her sixth season as a host analyst & reporter. In the fall of 2017 Taylor will enter a new role as co-host on ESPN's College Gameday and sideline reporter for ABC's Saturday Night Football.  

Show Notes:

How to quickly build rapport with the people you interview? Be prepared with a purpose, truly try to learn about them as a person (quickly), it's not just about their sport or their job.  Care about them as a person Being viewed as an athlete -- "It's helpful working in the sports world that they know I played sports" "As an athlete I was always a perfectionist, I always over prepare."  -- Maria sending her producers a copious amount of notes -- thoughts on situations/games/ideas How to earn promotions quickly? "I never said no to anything.  I was never too big for any game." Maria did high school football games, ACC digital.  She's traveled everywhere, stayed in bad hotels, etc. "You have to be comfortable in the grind, you can't get discouraged." "If I'm not doing something (work wise), I feel wrong." Why Kirk Herbstreit is the best in the business -- "He's the most invested person I've ever seen.  He's always the most prepared person." Adnan Virk "Always show up." -- "They remember how you made them feel."  Be conscious of that Balance?  It will never be perfectly balanced.  Think of it as a stew - vegetable and beef... Certain bites are vegetables and other times it's beef.  That's work-life balance.  There are moments where it is all work, all day, every day.  There are other times where you can relax at home.  It's never a perfect 50 50 balance. The story of Maria making the decision to be a sports broadcaster as a junior in college at Georgia... And then also earning her MBA as a backup plan! She grew up loving sports.  Her dad played college sports. Maria was recruited to play both volleyball and basketball at Georgia. Our mutual feeling about the structure of being "in season" and how the routine helped us get better grades. The first 90 minutes of Maria's day: Start the day with gospel music (worship/faith) New York Times daily podcast Joyce Meyer podcast Why do multiple jobs? (Gameday, sideline reporter, women's basketball studio host) To diversify -- "I don't want to just be one thing.  It's an opportunity to flex different muscles." "I try to investigate to find the best answer" "I like challenges" Person most enjoy interviewing? Nick Saban.  "I try to steer him off the line he's trying to stay on." Receiving coaching as a broadcaster... Who provides it? SEC network producers Feedback is just as important to what you put into your body.  It needs to be healthy and helpful -- "What are we filling our minds with?" How to handle "Twitter haters?" "Sometimes I'll put them on blast..." What is an ESPN Gameday production meeting like? A cast of characters - (listen around the 43:00 minute mark to hear the inside scoop) Winning Edge Leadership Academy Helping young women and minorities in broadcasting Focused on student athletes Doing a retreat in Miami The sense of responsibility Maria feels as an African American woman "Being black.... Half time spent assimilating and half time spent helping your people." The Jemele Hill story at ESPN... Maria's reactions

Social Media:

Follow Maria on Twitter:  @MariaTaylor7 Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

More Learning:

Episode 078: Kat Cole – From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon

Episode 216: Jim Collins -- How To Go From Good To Great

Episode 179: How To Sustain Excellence - The Best Answers From 178 Questions

Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

244: Bill Curry - The 6 Characteristics Of A Champion (Lombardi, Starr, Unitas, Shula, Bryant)

Feb 12, 2018 54:10

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The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk: Bill Curry is a two-time Super Bowl Champion. As an NCAA coach, Bill was named National Coach of the Year at Alabama and later became the first head football coach ever at Georgia State. As an ESPN commentator, he regularly shared his thoughts with a worldwide audience of millions. When Bill talks of discipline and success, his life experience is proof-positive of the effectiveness of his methods. Bill played for some of the greatest coaches of all time, including Vince Lombardi, Don Shula, and Bobby Dodd. His teammates included legendary players like Willie Davis, Bart Starr, and Johnny Unitas. Bill has studied the lives and methods of his personal heroes from past generations, ranging from Helen Keller and Rudyard Kipling to Theodore Roosevelt and Goethe. When Bill talks of leadership and success, his is a personal message molded by his extraordinary mentors and role models.  He is also the best-selling author of TEN MEN YOU MEET IN THE HUDDLE: LESSONS FROM A FOOTBALL LIFE. 

"Everyone has the will to win, but not everyone has the will to prepare."

Show Notes:

The 6 common characteristics of champions = Show up - on time, be early, every time, be punctual, read to be your best Singleness of purpose - Vince Lombardi, "his focus was powerful" Unselfish - Bart Starr - "he literally gave the shirt off his back for others" Tough - Don't make excuses, be great in the 4th quarter, never blame anyone else Smart - Prepared, always last person off the field.  Johnny Unitas and Raymond Berry did this Never quit - Never give up FEAR?  Prepare out of fear? - "There is some truth to that."  "Everyone has the will to win, but not everyone has the will to prepare." Personality, GRIT, Heart, Soul -- "Keeping prepping when others aren't" The difference between good and great coaches? Bobby Dodd (Georgia Tech) was a great coach.  A great coach can change your life.  They study the game so intently.  They intimidate other coaches with their brain. Vince Lombardi would not tolerate prejudice or racism.  He had more African-American players than anyone else.  He was so precise in his methodology. Don Shula had the ability to build relationships with each player How can this be translated to the business world? Reach inside the souls of the leaders -- the gift we have is "Magna Nimitas" -- Greatness of spirit. Each person has a unique spirit - it's beautiful.  WE have brilliance within us. Directly challenging the leaders to understand their people Narcissism destroys leaders Bill sat down with his players and went over their goals We all need to have our own board of personal advisors, mentors Bill's 4th year at Georgia Tech -- John Robert Bell said "I know you can play/" --> The impact that had on Bill was immense Bill as a mentor -- He loves doing it.  He hears from at least one play every single day Being humble -- "I know two types of people.  People who are humble and those who are about to be humbled." -- "Ray Nitschke humbled me pretty good" The huddle - We need every teammate on every play to survive.  The huddle is a metaphor for our culture. Why does the huddle matter?  "You can't be racist, sexist, everyone is part of that huddle." Unique exercises Bill does at companies -- Understand each individual unique finger print, joining hands across aisles The importance of intellectual curiosity and asking questions -- "People ought to be skeptical... Ask questions" "There is a fellowship of the miserable.  I love them, but I avoid them." Success?  His wife has helped him understand what success is... It used to be winning games.  He was miserable when he lost.  She taught him that's not a rational way to live. Now success is "Am I making a contribution to the well being of others?" Important marriage advice -- Do what you're told and what you say you're going to do.  Learn to listen. Learning Leader - "I love that title!"

"Success = "Am I making a contribution to the well being of others?"

Social Media:

Read:  Ten Men You Meet Huddle  Follow Bill on Twitter: @coachbillcurry Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

243: Annie Duke - How To Make Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All The Facts (Thinking In Bets)

Feb 5, 2018 01:03:21

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The Learning Leader Show - Annie Duke is a woman who has leveraged her expertise in the science of smart decision making to excel at pursuits as varied as championship poker to public speaking. For two decades, Annie was one of the top poker players in the world. In 2004, she bested a field of 234 players to win her first World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet. The same year, she triumphed in the $2 million winner-take-all, invitation-only WSOP Tournament of Champions. In 2010, she won the prestigious NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship. Prior to becoming a professional poker player, Annie was awarded the National Science Foundation Fellowship. Because of this fellowship, she studied Cognitive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.

Show Notes:

Sustained Excellence = Open-minded to people who disagree with them They ask "Why am I wrong?" Using "I don't know" or "I'm not sure" shows immense security in oneself.  Great leaders do this. The "half life of facts" should never be 100% certain -- "It does you a disservice in becoming more knowledgeable if you are certain you are right" Hidden information -- Invite others to share information with you... To collaborate "Here's what I think, but I don't know..." --> We're trained from an early age that those are dirty words, but they shouldn't be. We're supposed to always know, but having that mentality limits what you can learn Put systems in place to allow exploration of alternative strategies Do a deeper dive, consider all reactions. This will help you prepare in case something goes wrong.  You can put plans in place by acting in this manner Why write Thinking In Bets?  Annie has a unique background: cognitive psychology, professional poker, decision making under pressure.  In poker: decision making is fast and furious (a hand of poker is 2 minutes) "Learning occurs when you make a decision and have feedback" The art of boosting academic research with stories and popular culture -- Seinfeld, The Super Bowl Listen to the disagreement Annie and I have in regards to Pete Carroll's decision to throw a pass on the goal line at the end of The Super Bowl (around the 24:00 mark) Most people are "resulting."  They are not measuring the decision making process with all the facts, they just view the result.  That is wrong. Resulting - "Using the outcome as the sole determination if the decision was good or bad" While Annie and I disagree, we both had an open mind to what each other had to say and considered the other person's point of view A good approach in your business = Analyze the decision making process prior to knowing the result Example: If a number of people are interviewing the same candidate (separately), the boss should wait to offer her opinion until the end.  Her thoughts will skew the feedback she needs from her teamCommonalities of great CEO poker players = They don't think they're good at poker.  They recognize they aren't as good as the pros and they work to put themselves in higher odd situations to "get lucky." (Listen around 45:00 to get the full context) How to be a good head's up poker player?  Recognize your strengths and weaknesses vs that particular opponent.  If you deem they are better than you, then look for "coin flip" situations (example: Ace King vs a pair of 7's).  If you are better than your opponent then avoid coin flips and extend the match.  The longer the match, the better the odds for the better player to winThe importance of accountability: How often does someone spout off without thinking?  If you follow that up with, "You wanna bet?"  How do they respond?  They probably rethink what they've said.  We should always "think in bets."  Think of our decisions as being "bet worthy."  If someone says, "You wanna bet?"  We should be in the position to say yes.  If we're not, then we need to rethink what comes out of our mouths and the decisions we are making. "A bet is just a decision based on a belief that you think is how something will turn out." If we think in bets, it forces us to seek out as much information as possible prior to making a decision. That is a good thing and will help us make better decisions

"A bet is a decision based on a belief that you think is how something will turn out."

Social Media:

Read:  Thinking In Bets Follow Annie on Twitter: @AnnieDuke Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

More Learning:

Episode 078: Kat Cole – From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon

Episode 216: Jim Collins -- How To Go From Good To Great

Episode 179: How To Sustain Excellence - The Best Answers From 178 Questions

Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

242: Daniel Coyle - The Secret Of Highly Successful Groups (The Culture Code)

Jan 29, 2018 56:48

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Sustained Excellence = "They're over themselves" - They do not have an ego. They figure out the big truths, get over feelings, have clarity, vision. Great communicators - Like an athlete, they can be obsessed.  Keenly aware, active listeners, intentional with actions.

Why write The Culture Code? Spending time around great teams and businesses, "I love the vibe, it's different." Had a desire to understand how that happens.  How to create trust"Typically we think of culture as in your DNA or not, but it's not.  "Great culture is something you can learn"The competition with Dan's two brothers growing up led to this fascination and curiosity with building great team culture"We routinely deeply underestimate our environments and the effect they have on us." "As leaders, we need to create the conditions for excellence"The 3 Skills -- 1) Build Safety 2) Share Vulnerability 3) Establish Purpose Build Safety - Why do a group of kindergartners do better than a group of CEOs?  The kindergartners have now agenda or care about credit.  They focus on doing the best work.  CEOs (in the study) were worried about who got credit and tearing each other down. Safety is the single most important piece of foundation needed for great culture Greg Popovich overdoes the "thank yous" - He regularly says thank you to the members of his team. A painstaking hiring process - The single most important decision is "who's in and who's out." You should script the entire first few days of a new employees time at a company -- Pixar example (20 minute mark) -- "At Pixar, we hired you because we need you to help us make our movies better." John Wooden would routinely walk the locker room and pick up trash Share Vulnerability - Functional notion that's so important "Sharing a weakness is the best way to be strong" -- Navy SEALs example: The AAR (After Action Review) The most important 4 words a leader can say, "Anybody have any ideas?" Also, "I screwed up" Over-communicate expectations "We shoot, move, and communicate "The only easy day was yesterday" How to be a great listener "Your goal as a listener should be to add energy." Ask questions, don't just sit there and nod.  Listen and absorb.  Help them leave higher than when you arrived.  Follow up to go deeper.  Being a great listener is a heroic skill. Have "empathy and energy" as a listener -- dig in to assumptions (unearth) Aim for candor, but avoid brutal honesty - good groups care about relationships, not brutality.  Candor is a better word "Culture: From the Latin word cultus, which means care." Great teams are made up of players who don't want to let their teammates down. Greg Popovich and other great coaches disappear on purpose to let their team figure out it through tough moments.  Smart leaders create opportunities for teams to struggle and figure it out. --> "The leaders job is to make the team great without him/her." Build a wall between performance review and professional development -- When you combine the two, you get neither.  Toggle, create safety so you can be more open and honest. Establish Purpose What's important now?  You must define that Value statements aren't super useful -- "fill the windshield with a story." Clear narratives guide attention Name and rank your priorities

241: Austin Kleon - How To Steal Like An Artist

Jan 22, 2018 01:01:31

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Episode 241: Austin Kleon - How To Steal Like An Artist

Austin Kleon is the New York Times bestselling author of three illustrated books: Steal Like An Artist, Newspaper Blackout, and Show Your Work! His latest release is The Steal Like An Artist Journal: A Notebook For Creative Kleptomaniacs. His work has been translated into over twenty languages and featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, PBS Newshour, and in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. New York Magazine called his work “brilliant,” The Atlantic called him “positively one of the most interesting people on the Internet,” and The New Yorkersaid his poems “resurrect the newspaper when everybody else is declaring it dead.” He speaks about creativity in the digital age for organizations such as Pixar, Google, SXSW, TEDx, and The Economist. He grew up in Ohio, but now he lives in Austin, Texas.

"Reading is so essential to writing... I don't even think about it.  I just always do it."

Show Notes:

Sustained Excellence = "I wrestle with jealously about others who do better work than me... Until I realize it's very rare to see someone who doesn't deserve it based on how hard they work." The people who sustain excellence are typically the hardest workers over the long term "If you want to do better, work harder." Austin's ritual Write a page a day like Stephen King Little bits of work add up over time When you do something you love, you're always working... It's an endless stream "I try to be a good boss to myself" -- But there is no punching the clock in and out... It's always in Steal Like An Artist Wrote an article titled "10 things I wish I had known when starting out" -- That became the best-selling book The blog post and speech that went with it went viral The Creative Process Daily writing... Eventually show the audience to test if it's useful for them "It's like a factory" Collect Make time to write Gather to longer piece to essay Put it out to the world Collect feedback (live audience sometimes) A daily blog helps the book writing process Collect, synthesize, make, share -- "Stealing & Sharing" Reading is a massive part of the writing process... Must read a lot "Reading is so essential to writing.  I don't even think about it, I just do it." "My job as an author is to point people to things people haven't seen" "Being a leader... You have to be curious... You have to find great stories and examples." -- You must read a lot to do this What advice do you give to others? "You need hobbies... People used to have hobbies, not they have Netflix."  Try to restore something, do work, have a hobby -- It will build creativity The two desks Analog desk -- pens, markers, paper, scissors... Make stuff Digital desk -- computer "Walking is an insanely creative activity" Enjoying captivity -- Be useful on train rides, flights... No wifi The open office plan is a nightmare for an introvert like Austin "You want hearts, not eyeballs." -- Focus on engagement of your audience, not just the size of it. "The number of people doesn't matter as much as the quality of the people who follow you." "Becoming a friend of someone you look up to is one of the best things that could ever happen" Creating great work gives you the opportunity to do this

"You want hearts, not eyeballs." -- Focus on engagement of your audience, not just the size of it.

Social Media:

Read: Steal Like An Artist Follow Austin on Twitter: @austinkleon Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

More Learning:

Episode 078: Kat Cole – From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon

Episode 216: Jim Collins -- How To Go From Good To Great

Episode 179: How To Sustain Excellence - The Best Answers From 178 Questions

Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

240: Todd Henry - Be The Leader That Creative People Need (Herding Tigers)

Jan 15, 2018 53:59

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Todd Henry is the founder of Accidental Creative, a company that helps creative people and teams be prolific, brilliant and healthy. He regularly speaks and consults with companies about how to develop practices that lead to everyday brilliance. He is the author of four books (The Accidental Creative, Louder Than Words, Die Empty, Herding Tigers), speaks internationally on productivity, creativity, leadership and passion for work, and build tools for creative people and teams. In short, he's an arms dealer for the creative revolution.  His latest book is called Herding Tigers: Leading talented, creative people requires a different skill set than the one many management books offer. As a consultant to creative companies, Todd Henry knows firsthand what prevents creative leaders from guiding their teams to success, and in Herding Tigers he provides a bold new blueprint to help you be the leader your team needs. Learn to lead by influence instead of control. Discover how to create a stable culture that empowers your team to take bold creative risks. And learn how to fight to protect the time, energy, and resources they need to do their best work.  

"Great leaders have great rituals. Great leaders are connected. Great leaders have set questions they ask when they meet someone for the first time."

Show Notes:

Sustained Excellence = Great leaders have great rituals Disciplined time to study/reflect Well read Go on walks Great leaders are connected to their network Great leaders have set questions they ask someone when they meet for the first time Todd's rituals Same breakfast everyday, same coffee mug everyday 1 hour of study/read/time to think Writes morning pages (3 full pages long hand) Creating space for yourself Predictable space, a buffer - "I have a ritual of taking a long walk in the middle of my day" -- "It helps me get lost in thought" Set questions to ask when you meet someone "What's the most important thing I should know about you?" What's inspiring you right now?" Cover bands don't change the world Go out and present YOUR ideas to the market place "If you want to have a voice in the market place, you have to have a voice" -- You can't just regurgitate what others say: Take what you learn, synthesize it with your own thoughts and have a voice, a point of view "Your synthesis is what is valuable" Writing The Accidental Creative was hard and lonely Leading Creatives - We assume they get it... No, you must be clear that they do.  Walk them through your thought process, what you expect, why you expect it Jocko's principle -- "You own all of it" Brian Koppelman (Creator of Billions) - Leading with influence vs being a micro-manager.  The director must own the show... They must have a compelling vision, point of view. Koppelman must create the space to give the director of each episode that ownership (he owns it all) Creative people need two things Stability - Protect them, give them the space they need, be clear Challenge - Cannot allow boredom These two exist is constant tension, push/pull.  You have to know how/when/why to turn the dial on each "Your entire career, up until you're a manager, you have complete control -- As a manager you must shift from control to influence (it's hard) or the team cannot scale beyond you Your team must understand the WHY behind what you do -- If not they just inherit tactics but don't know why they do it.  It can't scale without knowing the WHY Need to make certain creative people feel ownership of the work Influence is about principle Why is implementation and execution so hard? Leaders struggle with insecurity "Your area of greatest insecurity can inflict the most damage to your organization... It's about ego more than confidence" Why write Herding Tigers? "I wrote the book I wish I had... A lot of people don't have the model of what great leadership is" Here's what it feels like right now: Action Pause Reflection Redirection Action

"Cover bands don't change the world.  Find your own voice."

Social Media:

Read: Herding Tigers Follow Todd on Twitter: @toddhenry Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

More Learning:

Episode 078: Kat Cole – From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon

Episode 216: Jim Collins -- How To Go From Good To Great

Episode 179: How To Sustain Excellence - The Best Answers From 178 Questions

Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

239: Dan Pink - The Scientific Secrets Of Perfect Timing (When)

Jan 8, 2018 35:55

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Episode 239: Dan Pink - The Scientific Secrets Of Perfect Timing (When)

Daniel Pink is the author of six provocative books — including his newest, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, to be published in January 2018. His other books include the long-running New York Times bestseller A Whole New Mind and the #1 New York Times bestsellers Drive and To Sell is Human. His books have won multiple awards and have been translated into 37 languages.  If you'd like to listen to the first time Dan joined me on The Learning Leader Show, CLICK HERE.

Dan's TED Talk on the science of motivation is one of the 10 most-watched TED Talks of all time, with more than 19 million views. His RSA Animate video about the ideas in his book, Drive, has collected more than 14 million views.(from DanPink.com) (Photo Credit - HOW Design)

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"It's like brick laying.  I show up every day and I hit my word (count) goal.  Day after day after day.  Every day."

Show Notes:

Dan's book writing process: "It's like 1930's football... One short play at a time." Brick laying, very laborious... Get in office by 8:30 and hit the writing (word count) goal every single day... Day after day after day after day... Write 700 words a day, every da "I show up and hit my number, every single day" Combining research with interesting stories -- work in chunks, have research in a Word doc, and the book in a separate doc. Review, go back and forth Go through the (printed out) research, highlight, underline, review a lot If you do this every day, it adds up Why write about this topic? The topic of When As a writer, you must pick a topic you are VERY interested in... You spend years on the project (research, writing, speeches) "I wrote this book because I wanted to read it" How to know if an idea is worth exploring? "You don't... But when you share it with others, does it create curiosity in them?  Do they ask follow up questions?  If they do, you may be on to something" The 3 stages of our days Peak - Analytical work, smart Trough - The afternoon "Bermuda Triangle" -- A bad time to make decisions Recovery - A creative time Why lunch is the most important meal of the day -- This is a time where you need to leave what you're doing, go outside, go with a friend, disconnect from work, don't look at your phone, need to recharge Breaks are enormously important - Social breaks (with friends) are better than solo breaks Napping for 20 minutes in the afternoon is very helpful Drink a cup of coffee, set you iPhone for an alarm to go off in 23 minutes, lay down with an eye mask.  If you fall asleep in 5 minutes, you get an 18 minute nap, and you wake up and the caffeine starts to kick in Why NBA players who get more "touches" have more success than others... Scientific evidence supports this The importance of endings... How we end things: Energize - More 29, 39, 49 year olds run marathons than any other age.  People want to end on a high note Encode - Evaluate and record experiences - How something ends is very important. Look at Yelp reviews -- People remember the experience for how a meal ended more than anything else Elevate - People prefer rising sequences. Dan's favorite tip:  When sharing good news and bad news, always START with the bad news, and end with the good news We are very intentional about who, what, why... why aren't we intentional about WHEN?  We should be...

"We are very intentional about who, what, and why.  We aren't intentional about WHEN.  We should be."

Social Media:

Read: When - The Scientific Secrets Of Perfect Timing See why over 396,000 people follow Dan on Twitter: @DanielPink Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

238: Neil Pasricha - Why Action Creates Motivation: 1,000 Awesome Things

Jan 1, 2018 59:04

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Episode 238: Neil Pasricha - Why Action Creates Motivation: 1,000 Awesome Things

Neil Pasricha is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Happiness Equation and The Book of Awesome series, which has been published in ten countries, spent over five years on bestseller lists, and sold over a million copies. Neil is a Harvard MBA, one of the most popular TED speakers of all time, and after ten years heading Leadership Development at Walmart he now serves as Director of The Institute for Global Happiness. He has dedicated the past fifteen years of his life to developing leaders, creating global programs inside the world’s largest companies and speaking to hundreds of thousands of people around the globe.

"Most think motivation leads to action... No, motivation doesn't cause action... Action creates motivation."

Show Notes:

Commonalities of leaders who sustain excellence: C -- Clarity - Clear, succinct, memorable O -- Optimism -- "Find the good in everything" P -- Patience -- Delaying decision making until the last possible moment The quality can improve if "we let the tension live" Empower others - "Parkinson's Law" - Work rises to the time needed to complete it. "I don't want to fight the customer."  -- Thinking about everything from their perspective. Wal-Mart Being a Harvard Business School graduate "Chase the companies that don't come to Harvard to recruit.  You'll learn more." -- Why Neil went to Wal-Mart Neil's 30 second pitch to why someone should hire him for a leadership role when he was very young "I had to be artificially confident" His pitch -- 3 quick questions Do you value internal promotions? What's the #1 program you've seen? Would you be interested in topics of developing leaders at Harvard? Get their email address and follow up None of the companies were hiring when he was leaving school... Neil had to "create a job" within companies to get hired Brene Brown - "If you go through life trying to find confirmation you don't belong, you'll find it." 2008 - The world was falling apart, his marriage ended, his best friend committed suicide.. He started the blog, 1,000 Awesome Things Won a webby award for best blog in the world Wrote The Book Of Awesome He moved to NYC... Didn't know anyone, lived alone He was going through pain while starting the awesome things blog.  Focused on three things: Make the blog public - hold him accountable Use a countdown - From 1,000 to 1 -- Helped him know it was going to end at some point Finite - There is light at the end of the tunnel "Most think motivation leads to action. Not true. Action creates motivation." The importance of consistency - Neil's idea was not unique, but doing it everyday made him different from most "Try to be receptive of other people's ideas" -- Helps you "notice things" "Your questions are fantastic.  I'm not surprised." Working on deadlines -- Neil wrote for a newspaper for four years.  Helped with this skill "I believe in consistency" Actionable advice: You have three, 56 hour buckets of your week.  They are: 56 Hours - Sleep 56 Hours - Work/Job 56 Hours - What are you spending this time on? You can do whatever you want... The happiness equation - Work/Life balance fulcrum -- Flywheel Taking his side hustle and making it his full time job -- "I should have done it sooner."

"If you go through life trying to find confirmation that you don't belong, you'll find it." -- Brene Brown

Social Media:

Read: The Happiness Equation - Want Nothing + Do Everything = Have Anything Follow Neil on Twitter: @NeilPasricha Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

237: AJ Jacobs - The Power of Irrational Confidence (Life As An Experiment)

Dec 25, 2017 49:28

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Episode 237: AJ Jacobs - The Power of Irrational Confidence (Life As An Experiment)

A.J. Jacobs is an author, journalist, lecturer and human guinea pig. He has written four New York Times bestsellers that combine memoir, science, humor and a dash of self-help.  He is also editor at large at Esquire magazine, a commentator on NPR and a columnist for Mental Floss magazine. He is currently helping to build a family tree of the entire world and holding the biggest family reunion ever in 2015.

In addition to his books, Jacobs written for The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, and New York magazine.

He has appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, The Dr. Oz Show, Conan and The Colbert Report.  He has given several TED talks, including ones about living biblically, creating a one-world family, and living healthily.

"It's easier to act your way into a new way of thinking, than think your way into a new way of acting."

Show Notes:

Commonalities of leaders who sustain excellence: Self delusion -- Optimism helps you do incredible things.  Acting "as if" "It's easier to act your way into a new way of thinking, than think your way into a new way of acting." Great curiosity -- "I'm curious about everything... Even things that don't interest me." Why he read the entire Encyclopedia Britannica Why the "good ole days" actually sucked -- Studying this made him very grateful for being alive today The practice of radical honesty and how it got him in trouble -- He was forced to tell the full truth at all times Can be good or bad Gratitude -- Common among the greatest achievers -- be thankful for everything. "When you're grateful for something as small as the elevator door opening, you're much happier." It's All Relative -- Building a world family true.  How we are related.  How he is related to President Barack Obama... It helps with perspective and tolerance... We're more tolerant of people we are related to The Global Family Reunion event Why his experiments drive his wife crazy -- The year of living biblically -- Why it was so hard to follow the exact words of the Bible Harvard studies -- If we share DNA, people are more open to help one another Why we need to get out of the echo chamber Typical day -- stretch, treadmill desk, write and walk at the same time, walking keeps him alert Importance of "walks with wife" -- raises serotonin Batching activities -- Phone calls It's lonely as a writer... AJ needs to speak with other creatives often: "I need to bounce ideas of of others in between the alone time" Doing "Skype" lunches.  He eats lunch with friends over Skype Best advice he's heard: From George Clooney -- "When I get up to bat, I don't think Am I going to hit a home run? I think, where will I hit this home run?" -- The importance of irrational confidence.  Delusional optimism is helpful. Stage presence (when speaking) -- Why you "owe it to the audience" to think "you're the baddest dude on the planet" and will deliver for THEM

"When I got up to bat, I didn't think, "Am I going to hit a home run?" I thought, "Where will this home run go?" -- George Clooney on the importance of self confidence

Social Media:

Read: It's All Relative Follow AJ on Twitter: @ajjacobs Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

236: Brian Scudamore - CEO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK: How To Scale A Business

Dec 18, 2017 50:05

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Episode 236: Brian Scudamore - CEO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK: How To Scale A Business

Brian started his business in Vancouver, Canada at the age of 18, and later went on to franchise 1-800-GOT-JUNK? as a way to expand operations. Today, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? has 1000 trucks on the road throughout some 180 locations in Canada, the United States, and Australia.

Brian has received wide recognition in the media and business community. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? has celebrated appearances on the highly-acclaimed Undercover Boss Canada, Dr. Oz, Dr. Phil, CNN, ABC Nightline, the Today Show, The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos, and the View. His story has been told in Fortune Magazine, Business Week, New York Times, Huffington Post, and Wall Street Journal, to name a few. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is currently the starring junk removal attraction on the hit A&E reality show, Hoarders.

Brian has brought his entrepreneurial success story to many conference stages, including the Fortune Small Business Magazine’s national conference. A strong believer in personal and professional development, Brian graduated from MIT's four-year Birthing of Giants program, and has subsequently completed several years of MIT’s BOG’s alumni program, Gathering of Titans. He is also a participant in a nine-year executive education program at Harvard University through YPO Presidents’ University. (from 1800gotjunk.com)

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"I don't know if you can live the full potential if it's a side hustle. You need to give maximum effort."

Show Notes:

Commonalities of leaders who sustain excellence: Focus - All in, not a side hustle Faith - Belief in self, clear vision Effort - Discipline Why we all need an "MBA" -- A "Mentor Board of Advisors" Fred DeLuca -- Subway founder - He never took his eye off the prize. He struggled and kept going. 32 stores in 12 years. Are entrepreneurs born or made? Brian started a carwash as a kid.  He sold candy in his dorm room Creativity as a Dad -- Always build things with your kids and watch them grow together (ie. a garden) Why did he start 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Needed money for college... Initially called it "The Rubbish Boys" Brian learned more about running a business from actually doing it than he did in school The amazing story of Brian's dad "falling out of his chair" when he told me he was leaving school to run the business full time "It couldn't be a side hustle."  The need for maximum effort to be successful How Brian views opportunities And where he thinks of new ideas to create more businesses The importance of going on walks Meeting outdoors in Vancouver -- "Get your muscles moving" Morning routine -- Get up at 5:55 Power hour Focus on self Exercise Study French, Italian (other languages) Spend moments learning before the kids wake up Side hustle -- "I don't know if you can live the full potential if it's a side hustle. You need to give it full effort. Imagine the possibility if they quit their job" Philosophy on sales? Mentor Jack Daly -- "Ask questions and listen" How he got his first 100 customers "I have the best job in the world for me" Brian's hiring process Why he fired his entire team of 11 at one point -- They didn't have the right attitude "Everyone must pass the beer and bbq test" -- "You have to want to have a beer and eat bbq with them" "I want friendly, ambitious, passionate, optimistic people." "Hire for attitude, train for skill" Brian is the "culture" interviewer Cameron Herold -- Best man in his wedding, previous business partner.  Brian shares why he had to fire him. "You cannot have 2 "fire, ready, aim" type of people." The process of making mistakes on his path to hiring the right team The need for Erik Church as the COO -- He is an executor.  They are a great yin and yang Take a sheet of paper and write down what you enjoy doing and what you're good at.  Also write what you don't like doing and you're bad it.  Find the person to fill those gaps.  Erik does that for Brian How to handle disagreements? Birthing of giants - MIT -- Annual learning, monthly call The importance of being a lifelong learner, be curious, ask questions Book to read, The E-Myth by Michael Gerber

"I hire friendly, ambitious, passionate, optimistic people. Hire for attitude, train for skill."

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Brian's website: o2ebrands.com Follow Brian on Twitter: @BrianScudamore  Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

235: Dr. Gay Hendricks - How To Make The Big Leap

Dec 11, 2017 50:49

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Episode 235: Dr. Gay Hendricks - How To Make The Big Leap

Gay Hendricks, Ph.D., has been a leader in the fields of relationship transformation and bodymind therapies for more than 45 years. After earning his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Stanford, Gay served as professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Colorado for 21 years. He has written more than 40 books, including bestsellers such as Five Wishes, The Big Leap and Conscious Loving (co-authored with his co-author and mate for more than 35 years, Dr. Kathlyn Hendricks), both used as a primary text in universities around the world. In 2003, Gay co-founded The Spiritual Cinema Circle,which distributes inspirational movies and conscious entertainment to subscribers in 70+ countries.

Gay has offered seminars worldwide and appeared on more than 500 radio and television shows, including OPRAH, CNN, CNBC, 48 HOURS and others. In addition to his work with The Hendricks Institute, Gay is currently continuing his new mystery series that began with The First Rule Of Ten

Episode 235: Dr. Gay Hendricks - How To Make The Big Leap

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"The money became an effortless byproduct of doing what I love"

Show Notes:

Commonalities of leaders who sustain excellence: Openness to learning Great listener They do not waste time being defensive The makeup of insecure people who won't learn = Fear. A bug --> You poke it, it curls towards the center.  They are scared.  We have the same nervous system from many years ago Must acknowledge the fears -- "Don't try to out argue them or "out-facts" them" "Speak to your shared fears" when scared The 4 things we do when scared: Fight Runaway Freeze Space out Fear tries to take us out of the moment His story of going on the Oprah show -- "Being on Oprah was like having 10 shots of espresso" What is the upper limit problem? A point in success/happiness -- if you go past the point of it, you do something to knock yourself down.  Fears keep people locked in certain zones The 4 Operating Zones Zone of incompetence Zone of competence Zone of excellence Zone of Genius Most love to do? "Living full time in the zone of genius" Why you should start with "10 minutes of what you most love to do" -- Then continually bump that time up Making the leap -- Freedom, pressure. Stand up, walk your talk.  So rewarding, but can you make money? "The money became an effortless byproduct of doing what I love" Walk quietly and with passion... Auspicious things happen Life rewards expression of true genius Early 90's, Gay spent 30% of time in his genius zone, then 50%, then 70%, now 90% of time is spent in his zone of genius His zone of genius? "Be a model of creativity.  Explain complicated things in a simple way." Oprah called it "Learning to love yourself" Creativity - Conscious loving ever after -- How to access more creativity? Every day after 50 is a choice between creativity and stagnation. Move, play, create new ideas.  At age 65, Gay started lifting weights.  Must keep moving your body He wrote his first mystery novel at age 65 (Wow!) He just sold the mystery series to Netflix to turn it into a television series It's never too late to start accessing new paths of creativity Put your mind on how to create more Learning Leader = "Commitment to learn from the moment"

"Life rewards expression of true genius." 

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Read: The Big Leap Follow Gay on Twitter: @GayHendricks Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

234: Jocko Willink - Why Discipline Equals Freedom

Dec 4, 2017 55:35

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"As the leader, you are responsible for EVERYTHING that happens in your organization."

Show Notes:

Commonalities of leaders who sustain excellence: Humility Constantly looking to improve Learning Willing and able to take criticism Incredible story of a mutiny within the ranks because of a platoon commander's ego Way Of The Warrior Kid - The message for children Be humble Don't give up Work hard Ramadi -- The epicenter, insurgency in Iraq The confusion/fog of war A firefight... Between friendly forces: Who's at fault? Jocko took ownership - "As the leader, I'm responsible for everything that happens on that field. It wasn't your fault, it's mine." "If you make a mistake, you must own it." Owning the mistakes created confidence and trust with Jocko's boss How do you handle a bad boss? Make them look good Ask for feedback, advice, ask for their approval, build them up Isn't that manipulation? "Yes..." "It's not just what you preach, it's what you tolerate." Decentralized command -- Empowering junior leaders to make important decisions. Front line leaders must be empowered. Why? Speed Being empowered as a quarterback to call an audible -- Why this was an optimal way for us to attack a defense and ultimately win games. The coaches needed to trust and empower me to do this Are leaders born or made? Characteristics of great leaders? They take complex things and simplify them They are articulate They are loud (seems strange, but it's true for military leaders and a quarterback) How much can you learn?  You must detach emotion, and be decisive. Why wake up at 4:30 am? "It is time for me to own, it's before everyone else is awake" Favorite part of work? - Podcasting and working with companies How has Jocko created this lifestyle? -- Many years of consistent, sustained work "Discipline Equals Freedom." His discipline for many years has helped him create a lifestyle that he loves

"It's not just what you preach. It's what you tolerate."

 

Social Media:

Read: Extreme Ownership See why over 150,000 people follow Jocko on Twitter: @jockowillink Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

233: Gretchen Rubin - How To Be Happy

Nov 27, 2017 40:45

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Episode 233: Gretchen Rubin - How To Be Happy

Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, Better Than Before, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home. She has an enormous readership, both in print and online, and her books have sold almost three million copies worldwide, in more than thirty languages. Fast Company named Gretchen Rubin to its list of Most Creative People in Business, and she’s a member of Oprah’s SuperSoul 100.

She’s been interviewed by Oprah, eaten dinner with Daniel Kahneman, and walked arm-in-arm with the Dalai Lama.

Gretchen Rubin started her career in law and was clerking for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor when she realized she wanted to be a writer. She lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.

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"What do I want from my life? I want to be happy. How can I be happier?"

Show Notes:

Commonalities of leaders who sustain excellence: They are self aware They are happy and healthy and figured themselves out Better Than Before -- How to create great habits "I can't have a little.  I either have none or a lot."  -- Needed to abstain from things like that (sugar) Think -- "What do I want from my life?" "I want to be happy..." She then went to the library to study. Did a deep dive on happiness What are the keys to happiness? Every month (for a year), she created a theme for the month: 3-5 concrete resolutions she could measure to make herself happier Aim higher -- "Enjoying the fun of failure" -- Starting a blog. Initially worrying that nobody would read it. "It's okay to fail." How can you buy happiness? How to be grateful for what you have... Both experiences and possessions Bill Gates takes "think weeks" -- Why we all should do this Warren Buffett can buy anything he wants... But he cannot buy time Gretchen describes her typical day The Four Tendencies (Personality Profiles) -- How you respond to expectations Upholders - Respond readily to both outer expectations and inner expecations Questioners - Question all expectations; they meet an expectation only if they believe it's justified, so in effect they respond only to inner expectations Obligers - Respond readily to outer expectations but struggle to meet inner expectations Rebels - Resist all expectations, outer and inner alike A live role play between Gretchen and me describing which tendency we inhibit and why we are different Questioner vs Upholder - An upholder wants to always follow the rules (Gretchen)... A questioner (me) thinks differently Gretchen's advice - Get clarity on who you are, your personality profile, and how you respond to expectations Questioner - Why are you doing this? Know who, what when, why? Obliger - Go beyond. Let's both commit. Find outer accountability. Take action Rebel - Freedom, choice. "I want my voice heard."Influence change

Social Media:

Read: The Four Tendencies See why over 135,000 people follow Gretchen on Twitter: @gretchenrubin Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

More Learning:

Episode 078: Kat Cole – From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon

Episode 216: Jim Collins -- How To Go From Good To Great

Episode 179: How To Sustain Excellence - The Best Answers From 178 Questions

Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

232: It's Time To Go ALL IN (With Doug Meyer & Greg Meredith)

Nov 20, 2017 59:06

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Episode 232: It's Time To Go ALL IN (With Doug Meyer & Greg Meredith)

"Here's the issue:If you're going to pursue a low odds game, the reality is that at some point the odds will go to zero if you don't commit fully. You're never going to get across that chasm if you're going to keep yourself tethered to one side but that doesn't mean taking an unfounded leap into the wild beyond." Jim Collins gave me that advice on Episode #216 here On The Learning Leader Show. I've fired a lot of bullets over the past three years building this show and this platform while working a full time job at a big international corporation. The purpose of this episode is to announce that I have left my full time job to pursue my passion... My love: This show, this platform, this work, on a full time basis. It's time for me to go All In.

The featured leaders tonight are two of my business partners (and friends), Doug Meyer and Greg Meredith.  Doug Meyer is one of the founding partners of Brixey & Meyer.  In his role as Managing Director, Doug serves as a trusted business advisor to Business Owners, CEOs, CFOs and Boards of Advisors, driving value and accountability.  Greg Meredith runs Brixey & Meyer’s Business Advisory Services team, which helps clients with strategic planning, project management, sales strategy, business process and system optimization and more.  I am bringing The Learning Leader brand to Brixey & Meyer full time to run the Leadership Advisory Services team.  In addition to the podcast, I'll be focused on helping clients be more effective leaders, managers, and coaches.  This is done through: consulting projects, 1 on 1 coaching, leadership circles (Mastermind groups), creating written content (book and articles online), and much more.  I could not be more excited to get started!

 "Following your genuine intellectual curiosity is a better foundation for a career than following whatever is making money right now." - Naval Ravikant

Show Notes:

3:06 - My career, what I've done, why I haven't named the companies I've worked for, who has supported this, who hasn't. 5:05 - Why I'm making this move to do it full time, the first lunch I had with Doug, the impact that lunch had on me, how long this has been in the works, advice that was given to me... The phone call I made to my wife Miranda after that meeting informing her of what I wanted to do... 6:40 - The exercise that Doug and I did -- "Write down everything you love to do... And write down the things people have paid for.  Let's build the business based on that information." -- The dream job scenario 8:03 Doug sharing why Brixey & Meyer is different from other firms and why... - The values: Having fun, providing value, passionate, driver of change, accountability, responsibility to the people of the firm 10:01 Doug sharing how The Learning Leader Show has positively impacted his life 11:48 - Greg describing The Business Advisory Practice he leads at Brixey & Meyer 12:07 - How Brixey & Meyer evolves and adapts -- Taking it to another level 13:02 - Why I decided to leave my job as VP of Sales at a large international company 14:09 - Finding a way to love what you do everyday 14:44 - “Following your genuine intellectual curiosity is a better foundation for a career than following whatever is making money right now.” - Naval Ravikant 16:24 - The scary part about making this change -- Side hustle to full time job creates a lot of pressure 16:56 - The incredible support from all of the people at Brixey & Meyer 17:47 - Why I'm motivated by people who believe in me... And my desire to prove them right 18:52 - "You're work is going to fill a large part of your life... And the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.  And the only way to do great work is to love what you do." - Steve Jobs 19:34 - The biggest challenge for Doug (managing my expectations) 20:25 - Doug describing that this was an opportunistic hire... Not something they were looking for, but why it was a no brainer when the opportunity arose 21:52 - The day to day actions - Helping leaders be more effective. Keynote speeches, leadership circles (Mastermind groups), Consulting projects, producing podcasts, creating content (books, online courses/articles), and much more 25:18 - Doug and Greg describing their current leadership circles and why they've been so effective (and will continue to be) 27:53 - The power in the peer to peer learning model that is created from Leadership Circles 29:22 - Rapid fire questions (for Ryan): Dream guest? Elon Musk Favorite thing to do with my daughters? Coach their sports teams Learn more from success or failure? I remember my failures more, but I try to learn from both success and failure Most impactful book in the last 12 months? The Wright Brothers by David McCullough Favorite episode? #078 With Kat Cole 33:13 - Rapid fire questions (for Doug): Favorite episode of The Learning Leader Show? #200 With Keith Hawk & AJ Hawk Smartest person in the Meyer family? daughter, Jocelyn Meyer Are you a Visionary or Integrator? Tough question. People think of him more as an integrator Best Advice: From Bill Matthews - "I was frustrated with team members." And Bill said, "Doug, it's not them, it's you." 36:37 - How will you define success? "Success is fun. I want this to be fun. We are going to add value and be agile." 38:38 - The phone call I made to Doug when he thought I was turning him down... 39:06 Why 99 out of 100 people would not have left the corporate job to do this?  Doug's thoughts... And why I did. 40:35 - Defining your personal hedgehog 41:46 - The unique qualities I will bring to this role -- What's different from books or articles 45:54 - How I define the makeup of a great leader... The qualities they possess 48:43 - “The path to fulfillment in life, to emotional satisfaction, is to find what really excites you and channel your all into it.” - Rich Roll 49:01 - Doug describing his beliefs: Energy, Passion, Fun 49:26 - Why Doug wanted me to be part of his business -- Natural curiosity, thought provoking questions, attitude, helping others 51:06 - What's most important -- To find your WHO 51:47 - The story Doug shared that created an emotional and powerful moment... And convinced me to say, "Yes, I am doing this, I want to work with a guy with this much integrity, honesty, and love." 55:28 - Doug's excitement to unleash the potential for what we can do 56:45 - Acknowledging how instrumental Greg has been in the growth of The Learning Leader brand over the last three years. His honest feedback and mentor-ship has been monumental 58:28 - One of my favorite artists, Tom Petty said "It's time to move on, it's time to get going. What lies ahead I have no way of knowing... But under my feet, baby, grass is growing, it's time to move on, it's time to get going."

"You're work is going to fill a large part of your life... And the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.  And the only way to do great work is to love what you do." - Steve Jobs

Social Media:

Send Email: Ryan@LearningLeader.com Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

More Learning:

More Learning:

Episode 078: Kat Cole – From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon

Episode 216: Jim Collins -- How To Go From Good To Great

Episode 179: How To Sustain Excellence - The Best Answers From 178 Questions

Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

231: Michael Bungay Stanier - Say Less, Ask More, & Change The Way You Lead Forever

Nov 13, 2017 57:11

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Episode 231: Michael Bungay Stanier - Say Less, Ask More, & Change The Way You Lead Forever

Michael is the Senior Partner at Box of Crayons, a company that helps organizations do less good work and more great work. He’s the author of several books, including The Coaching Habit and Do More Great Work. Michael has written for or been featured in numerous publications including Business Insider, Fast Company, Forbes, The Globe & Mail and The Huffington Post.  Michael left Australia 25 years ago to be a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University.  He was the first Canadian Coach of the Year. At Box of Crayons, Michael and his team of facilitators teach 10-minute coaching so busy managers build stronger teams and get better results. Clients come from all sectors and include Box, the United Nations, Gartner, the University Health Network and USAA. A sought-after speaker, Michael regularly speaks to businesses and organizations and has delivered keynotes at Leadership, HR and Learning & Development, conferences around the world.

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"If you can't coach in 10 minutes or less then you don't have the time to coach at all"

Show Notes:

Commonalities of leaders who sustain excellence: "They probably haven't sustained it. It's really hard." Role Models -- They succeed AND they fail.  "You can't hit it out of the park every time" Some times you do it all right and you still fail Resilience and persistence are commonalities among people who have success Michael's list of failures "is long" The incredible story of how Michael was initially rejected as a Rhodes Scholar... And then how he persevered to earn it (the story about how he differentiated himself from the others is fantastic) "Purple suit, long hair" -- "Everyone else had a blue suit, white shirt, red tie" Where did he develop so much courage? From his parents  -- They gave him unconditional support to be different and unique He's a bit of a rebel who also follows the rules sometimes Ask yourself "Do I want to be playing this game?" Box of Crayons -- A training company on how to coach in 10 minutes The mistake of saying "yes" to everyone who asked for his help when he started the company Jim Collins -- "Fire bullets and then cannonballs" -- Low risk experiments The 3 ways coaching shows up in corporations Executive coaching -- People at the top of the Org Chart Training internal people to be the corporate training team Train all managers/leaders to be more coach like -- This is what Michael and his team does "If you can't coach in 10 minutes or less then you don't have the time to coach at all" Transforming to be more "coach like" The 7 important questions to ask: What's on  your mind? And what else? What's the real challenge here for you? What do you want? How can I help? If you're saying yes to this, what are you saying no to? What was most useful to you? Why most 1 on 1's are terrible The first and last questions are vital (must bookend the meeting well) -- "Start fast and end strong" The Learning moments -- Help them learn. They learn when there is a moment to reflect on what just happened Be careful when "the advice monster" kicks in... "Can you stay curious a little longer?" -- As the coach, you need to.  You must solve the correct problem and focus on the person you are coaching If you just give advice, very little brain activity happens. If you ask questions, it grows the brain activity... Coaching for performance vs. Coaching for development -- There is a big difference The best question in the world is... "And what else?" -- It helps them go a level deeper.  Keep asking it, keep going deeper "Be lazy, be curious, be often" -- Michael's motto towards coaching. Listen, ask questions, help them learn "Be more coach like" "Help them learn rather than teaching them" -- We do this by asking great questions Learning Leader = "A great coach is a great teacher.  A learning leader is the essence of what it means to be a great leader." You help people learn by constantly learning more yourself

"Less Advice. More Curiosity."

Social Media:

Read: The Coaching Habit Follow Michael on Twitter: @boxofcrayons Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

More Learning:

Episode 078: Kat Cole – From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon

Episode 216: Jim Collins -- How To Go From Good To Great

Episode 179: How To Sustain Excellence - The Best Answers From 178 Questions

Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

230: Dorie Clark - How To Monetize Your Expertise & Create Multiple Income Streams

Nov 6, 2017 54:11

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Episode 230: Dorie Clark - How To Monetize Your Expertise & Create Multiple Income Streams

Commonalities of leaders who sustain excellence: They do what they say they're going to do -- Have integrity They have a great ability to focus.  They don't get distracted. They have patience Principles: Create multiple streams of income -- However, don't try to create them all at once.  Patience. 1 or 2 at a time. A steady progression.  Add 1 or 2 per year. Dorie has 8 income streams. "If you're relying on one paycheck, from one employer,  you may be courting disaster." Dorie was laid off on September 10, 2001 -- She received a 4 day severance package... A highly stressful time. "Never be reliant on just one employer" "Side hustles make you a better employee, it liberates you." -- "You can speak truth to power" Dorie's 8 Streams of Revenue: Consulting Executive Coaching Writing Books Teaching at Duke Keynote Speeches Online Courses Affiliate Marketing Mastermind Groups Dorie's online course "Become A Recognized Expert" Create the content Social Proof -- Credibility Strong network -- To be recognize, need to be an expert and have others share the message We discussed the goals Dorie set from her first time on the show (2 years ago): Double email list Have a best selling book Get a girlfriend The importance of joint ventures Why Dorie wants to become an Italian citizen "The thing that gives you courage is the market rate" -- "No one is a competitor" "When someone asks you your fee, find the number that makes you scared and then add 10%" Doing TEDx Switzerland How to build online courses: Surveyed audience -- 1,200 responses Pilot course at discounted rate ($500) Final course ($2,000) -- Premium content, premium price Total cost -- $1,200 (had 150 students paid in full) Video module type courses are lower cost and not as much engagement The $2,000 course has regular follow up and conversations with Dorie in addition to the video work.  Interaction with others in a Facebook group chat as well. -- It has 40+ hours of content created for it... And webinars Dorie Clark is a marketing strategy consultant, professional speaker, and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review. Recognized as a “branding expert” by the Associated Press, Fortune, and Inc. magazine, she is the author of Entrepreneurial You (Harvard Business Review Press,), Reinventing You, and Stand Out, which was named the #1 Leadership Book of 2015 by Inc. magazine and one of the Top 10 Business Books of the Year by Forbes. It was also a Washington Post bestseller.

Clark, whom the New York Times described as an “expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives,” consults and speaks for a diverse range of clients, including Google, the World Bank, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, the Ford Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Yale University.  At age 14, Clark entered Mary Baldwin College’s Program for the Exceptionally Gifted. At 18, she graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Smith College, and two years later received a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School.

229: Henry Cloud - "Be So Good They Can't Ignore You"

Oct 30, 2017 30:57

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Episode 229: Henry Cloud - "Be So Good They Can't Ignore You"

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"If you're a leader, you will get what you create or what you allow."

Show Notes:

Henry constantly striving to do more... Why? "I'm a practitioner, need to continue doing the work" Advice to "normal" people who have a 9-5 job. Henry was willing to start with very little money, but grew into his passion slowly and kept at it. Inflection points -- My football career.  Henry's gradual growth. Critical mass moments -- Henry did leadership coaching and consulting from day 1. "You have to love what you do." "You have to get moving." "My first book Integrity was written based on my teaching for 15 years."  Boundaries -- A simple, yet profound concept - A property line: This is you "In relationships, people put pressure on us" Leaders are "ridiculously in charge"  -- "If you're leading it, you're in charge" "If you're a leader, you will get what you create or what you allow" 3 Keys to Executive Success (Executive Functions Of The Brain): Attend to most important/what's relevant -- Need to name the priority -- Boundary of Attention No multi-tasking. Your brain CANNOT do this -- Inhibit everything else  Working memory - Must be a flow to it Advice for listeners who have a bad boss? Don't fret, we've all been there Create your own culture, do lunch and learns, build what you want within the situation  Vision Statement -- Get so good they will say, "What are they doing?" How do we grow? How can we do that?" Perform, develop leaders in your own corner of the world/buisness "Be So Good They Can't Ignore You" "They work their butt off"

228: Renee Mauborgne - How To Make Competition Irrelevant (Blue Ocean Strategy)

Oct 23, 2017 42:38

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Episode 228: Renee Mauborgne - How To Make Competition Irrelevant (Blue Ocean Strategy)

Renee Mauborgne is the co-author of the global bestseller Blue Ocean Strategy and the just released, indispensable follow-up, BLUE OCEAN SHIFT: Beyond Competing – Proven Steps to Inspire Confidence and Seize New Growth. BLUE OCEAN SHIFT is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller, and an International Bestseller. Her book Blue Ocean Strategy has sold over 3.6 million copies and is recognized as one of the most iconic and impactful strategy books ever written. It is being published in a record-breaking 44 languages and is a bestseller across five continents. 

She served on President Barack Obama’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) for the President’s two terms. She is also a Fellow of the World Economic Forum. Renee is ranked in the top 3 management gurus in the world in the Thinkers50 listing of the World’s Top Management Gurus. She is the highest placed woman ever on Thinkers50. 

 

"If you're going to look at other people, you're going to look like other people."

Show Notes:

Common Themes of Leaders who Sustain Excellence: Not focused on competing with others They create their own space, independent point of view Always interested in learning. Focused on pieces of information Insatiable curiosity, high level learner, a note taker Enormous propensity for hard work Smart people don't look for short cuts Willing to reinvent self if needed How to not compare yourself to others? "Focus on  delivering a leap in value -- they will come to you." "I don't look at social media. I look at how creative people are." "We are all far more creative than we think we are" "If you're going to look at other people, you're going to look like other people" Blue Ocean Strategy - What is it? Most companies focus on existing conditions, red oceans, bloody, with sharks Blue ocean companies/people "don't focus on competing, they focus on creating" How can this help someone with a side hustle? Or someone who wants to create a side hustle? Don't go into red oceans - don't do what everyone else does - Create your own distinctive space "It's not about market competing, it's about market creating" When people talk about startups, they think "disrupt" -- Renee prefers "non disruptive creation" Tony Robbins didn't disrupt anything. He created a new market (life coaching). He helped create a $2B market The idea of David killing Goliath is romantic but it doesn't typically work that way New industry recently created -- Viagra, Sesame Street, Coaching to get into MBA school, YouTube stylist, Bumble Growth model Solve a new problem (ie. Cyber Security) Redefine the problem the industry focuses on -- Cirque du Soleil -- "Circus and theatre" AirBnB Expand the opportunity scope "Are there patterns that allow them to be linked" "Creation is not a black box" Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos look to deliver overwhelming value, they do not compete

"It's not about market competing. It's about market creating."

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227: Jeff Goins - How To Be A Thriving Artist (Real Artists Don't Starve)

Oct 16, 2017 57:04

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Episode 227: Jeff Goins - How To Be A Thriving Artist (Real Artists Don't Starve)

Jeff Goins is a writer, keynote speaker, and award-winning blogger with a reputation for challenging the status quo. He is the best-selling author of five books, including Real Artists Don't Starve, and The Art of Work, which landed on the best­ seller lists of USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly, and the Washington Post. His website Goinswriter.com is visited by millions of people every year. Jeff was previously on The Learning Leader Show Episode #028

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What does it take to stand out? "Show UP, Do the Work, and most importantly: FOLLOW UP. Nobody does this."

Show Notes:

Sustained Excellence. Common Themes of Leaders who Sustain Excellence: Passion - A fire to pursue their "why" Discipline - Daily habits, routines, rituals to be best every day Coach K -- Sit down and analyze after every single game to improve Great Learners - Hungry learner. How to do it better? Real Artists don't starve Starving artist vs. Thriving artist The myth of the starving artist Why Michelangelo was a thriving (rich) artist "Do you really have to starve to be an artist?" -- No You aren't born an artist (or a Leader) -- It's a result of the choices you make. The human brain is malleable. A person can learn and master a craft. "Leaders are made. Artists are made." The story of John Grisham -- A lawyer who wrote novels on the side. He wrote one page a day for years... And then he had a novel You can gradually re-create yourself Wake up a little earlier every day and do the work. Make it a habit Change happens slowly The way we talk about it is not actually the way we do it. We do not need to take a giant risk. When we look at the facts, we can take measured risks 2 Resources at The University of Wisconsin -- A study of 5,000 entrepreneurs The Two Types Burn The Boats -- 33% more likely to fail Side Hustlers -- People who didn't initially go "All In" statistically were more likely to succeed It took Jeff two years to quit his job. He built one year of runway The rule of apprenticeship -- Ryan Holiday - Be an Anteambulo. Clear the path for others A "master piece" came from the time of Michaelangelo What it takes to stand out -- Show up, do the work, FOLLOW UP (nobody does this), show what you've learned, help others Jeff has lunch every Wednesday with a mentee -- Rarely do they follow up. Do this. "The best thing you can do is take notes, and follow up. Put it into action." Jeff was/is mentored by Michael Hyatt -- He followed up constantly How do you do X? "It's easy to talk about stuff, it's hard to do it." "If you're teachable, it puts you in a class of people that sits apart." Do not work for free -- The rule of value Charging brings dignity to the work "Working for free is often not the opportunity we think it is"

"Leaders are made. Artists are made." -- "You aren't born an artists."

Social Media:

Read: Real Artists Don't Starve Follow Jeff on Twitter: @JeffGoins Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

 

226: Steve Wojciechowski - How To Win Every Day

Oct 9, 2017 01:00:01

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Episode 226: Steve Wojciechowski - How To Win Every Day

Steve Wojciechowski is the head basketball coach at Marquette University. He has has enjoyed a wealth of success in collegiate basketball as both a player and a coach. Wojo has established his “Win Every Day” philosophy as the foundation for the Marquette program. Wojciechowski also served as court coach and scout for the USA Basketball Men's National Team. He helped lead on-court duties as well as game preparation from 2006-12, including the program's gold-medal performance at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Olympics. The Olympic teams included NBA greats such as Marquette alumnus Dwyane Wade, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James.

As a player, Wojciechowski ("Wojo") was named the top defensive player in the country his senior year, a two-time All-ACC choice and honorable mention Associated Press All-America. He appeared in 128 career games for the Blue Devils and earned 88 starting assignments.

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"My greatest edge was that I didn't think I had an edge."

Show Notes:

Sustained Excellence. Common Themes of Leaders who Sustain Excellence: Passion - A fire to pursue their "why" Discipline - Daily habits, routines, rituals to be best every day Coach K -- Sit down and analyze after every single game to improve Great Learners - Hungry learner. How to do it better? WIN Everyday - daily process to pursue excellence in every way. Basketball is a vehicle for that (for Steve) Develop trust - "Not always done quickly, but definitely done intentionally. Must be consistent, you must do what you say you will do" Wojo's Dad's hard hat -- It's hanging up at his house as a reminder of what hard work looks like "The first great team I was on was the Wojciechowski team. My dad was a longshoreman. Did hard work and hard labor." Going to Jesse Itzler and Sara Blakely's retreat. A 90 yard hill, 40% grade... An endurance race Growth - Getting outside of your comfort zone "As a long time listener of your show, I marvel at your guests" "My greatest edge was that I didn't think I had an edge" Why it was important to be teamed with Russians and other international players who didn't speak English at a high school all star camp Coach Krzyzewski (Coach K)'s reason for excellence: Ability to build relationships with players as people Incredible communication skills Intentionally taking time to build relationships Preparation - Disciplined preparation Habits, routines "His preparation on a daily basis is championship level" How has Coach K showed Level 5 leadership to help his assistant coaches be great when they earn their own head coaching job? "He allows coaches to take ownership - He pushed them and allowed them to have a voice. On the job learning" Culture Start with your value system: What do you believe in? How do you build it? Wojo's Stated Values: Pursuing excellence - WIN every day Being Selfless Being Accountable - "Do what you say you're going to do" Being Relentlessly competitive Discipline - Do what need to do at the time it needs to be done How is it coaching millennials? There is a lot of noise. Continuous feedback loop. Need to be constantly engaged. But kids still want the same things... They want to grow, want discipline, be part of something special... Something bigger than them How to communicate with young people? Social media: Must use it, need to be there Spend most time face to face with them Typical day? Be intentional about how allocate time Plan ahead -- Must cover what's most important. Must prioritize Control own energy - Track sleep and work out daily Set weekly goals (write them down) for face to face interactions, time to learn/read/podcast listening, time with family/friends. Carry a book to help keep track "Sometimes I fail, sometimes I crush it" Read The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy Read Legacy Learning Leader - I was first turned on to the show because of the title. Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Kevin Durant - "Their ability to learn was what I was impressed with most about them. LeBron remembered everything you said."

"How"Their ability to learn was what I was impressed with most. LeBron remembered everything you said." -- Wojo discussing his time coaching Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and Kevin Durant

225: Dan Heath - The Power Of Defining Moments

Oct 2, 2017 48:22

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Episode 225: Dan Heath - The Power Of Defining Moments

Dan Heath is a Senior Fellow at Duke University’s CASE center, which supports social entrepreneurs. At CASE, he founded the Change Academy, a program designed to boost the impact of social sector leaders.

Dan is the co-author, along with his brother Chip, of three New York Times bestsellers: Decisive, Switch, and Made to Stick. Amazon.com’s editors named Switch one of the Best Nonfiction Books of the Year, and it spent 47 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list. Made to Stick was named the Best Business Book of the Year and spent 24 months on the BusinessWeek bestseller list. Their books have been translated into over 30 languages.

Previously, Dan worked as a researcher and case writer for Harvard Business School. In 1997, Dan co-founded an innovative publishing company called Thinkwell, which continues to produce a radically reinvented line of college textbooks.

Dan has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from the Plan II Honors Program from the University of Texas at Austin. One proud geeky moment for Dan was his victory in the 2005 New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest, beating out 13,000 other entrants. He lives in Durham, NC.

What have you failed at this week?" "There's no such thing as a good mentor who doesn't push you."

Show Notes:

Sustained Excellence. Common Themes of Leaders who Sustain Excellence: Decision making - The ability to make a string of good decisions Avoid traps Narrow framing -- Cannot just think of 1 option Decisions are often made because of political reasons, persuasive people, or PowerPoint... They should be made through experiments instead The process of writing with his brother Chip Heath 10 year age gap (54-44) They are different people. The work is the glue for their relationship Chip is a professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business The life changing effect of their book Switch. They hit the jackpot --> Time magazine, The Today Show What is it that allows change to happen? Our brains are wired with two independent systems: Rational Emotional What makes change difficult is when those 2 disagree... The same forces are at place within organizations. The heart of Switch -- The emotional side is stronger than the rational side. We must get that in order to change. How do we make an experience better? -- We must take the reins to make a moment better The John Deere new hire experience -- You leave your first day thinking "Wow, I belong here." They intentionally take care of their people. Transition moments are so important. We need to pay attention to them and be aware. --> Graduation, weddings, retirement, first day at a new job, etc "Cultures pay attention to big moments" Sara Blakely story growing up... The question her Dad asked her and her siblings at the dinner table -- "What have you failed at this week?" We need to get comfortable with trying new things... And failing sometimes. It builds resilience, GRIT David Scott Yaeger 2 part formula for mentors and mentees High Standards + Assurance -- "I have high expectations for you... And I know you can do it." "There's no such thing as a good mentor who doesn't push you." -- STRETCH The powerful story of Eugene O'Kelly and how he chose to live his life when he found out he had 3 months left to live "I experienced more Perfect moments and Perfect days in two weeks than I had in the last 5 years or than I probably would have in the next 5 years had my life continued without the diagnosis." Look at your own calendar, do you see perfect days ahead? Could you create 30 perfect days? What would it take to motivate you to create a Perfect Moment?

"How Look at your own calendar, do you see perfect days ahead? Could you create 30 perfect days? What would it take to motivate you to create a Perfect Moment?"

 

Social Media:

Read: Switch Read: The Power Of Moments Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

More Learning:

Episode 078: Kat Cole – From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon

Episode 216: Jim Collins -- How To Go From Good To Great

Episode 179: How To Sustain Excellence - The Best Answers From 178 Questions

Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

The Learning Leader Show is supported by Callaway Golf. We have partnered to give away The #1 selling Driver in 2017.  The Callaway GBB Epic Driver.  This club is valued at $499 and we are giving one away to a loyal listener of the show.  To enter the drawing: Tweet (or post on Instagram) a favorite leadership quote from an episode of The Learning Leader Show and tag/@ me on Twitter or Instagram.

224: Mike McDerment, CEO Of FreshBooks - Lead With Trust

Sep 25, 2017 57:09

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Mike McDerment is the co-founder and CEO of FreshBooks, the world’s #1 cloud accounting software for self-employed professionals. Built in 2003 after he accidentally saved over an invoice, Mike spent 3.5 years growing FreshBooks from his parents’ basement. Since then, over 10 million people have used FreshBooks to save time billing, and collect billions of dollars.

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"We give trust to earn trust. Lead with trust. That's the world I want to live in."

Show Notes:

Sustained Excellence. Common Themes of Leaders who Sustain Excellence: Been through something hard Strong morals - set of values, make upstanding decisions, believe in people, don't compromise Creative Surround self with great people Strong desire to grow Default Trust to "ON" First Principles -- Distill things down to underlying system: The act of taking a problem and breaking it down Building FreshBooks -- "I didn't know anything about anything." The #1 place to work -- have won awards for their culture What do you do? "We are in the business of saving people time." Moving to his parents basement to start the business... Running lean Culture takes deliberate thought Must have people who are diverse but share your values Need guidelines/rule sets The 9 Values: Passion - Love your craft Ownership Results Change - Bring learning and growth Honesty Fun - Deliberately make it fun Empathy Strive - Stretch Trust Secrecy - Open inside, but nothing leaves from inside Values/Culture used in 2 ways Publicly recognize people living the values Swiftly eliminate people who don't embody those values - Listen, hear, be open. Recognize that cultures need to be hacked, evolve, change. Inner office dating? Why is that promoted? What does it mean? Everyone spends the first month in customer service. All build that foundation -- Why they prolong onboarding and how that leads to long term success Make decisions today to win in 3-5 years Decided to re-platform even though the rule is to "never re-write or re-platform" "How do you minimize risk, but maximize impact?" "Something that no one had ever done before. Create a new company in secret." Lead with trust: "We give trust to earn trust. Lead with trust. That's the world I want to live in." Imposter Syndrome and FEAR. Embracing it "Getting comfortable with being uncomfortable" -- It's the path to growth. Nobody has all of the answers Advice to 20 year old -- He was lost, not doing well. Realize that everyone else is too. Nobody knows what they are doing even if it looks like they do." Read -- E Myth (Michael Gerber), Idea Virus (Seth Godin), Execution (Ram Charan) Learning Leader -- Per Mike, "That's me." The challenge & personal growth.

"How do you minimize risk and maximize impact?"

Social Media:

Read: Execution - Ram Charan Follow Mike on Twitter: @MikeMcDerment Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

More Learning:

Episode 078: Kat Cole – From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon

Episode 216: Jim Collins -- How To Go From Good To Great

Episode 179: How To Sustain Excellence - The Best Answers From 178 Questions

Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

223: Kim Malone Scott - Using Radical Candor To Be A Great Boss

Sep 18, 2017 01:03:28

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223: Kim Malone Scott - Using Radical Candor To Be A Great Boss

"It is important for leaders to be learners, not tellers."

Show Notes:

Sustained Excellence. Common Themes of Leaders who Sustain Excellence: They care about their people as humans, they care personally They are honest, not worried about being liked all the time, they are willing to challenge directly Can you be both liked and respected? Yes, but you shouldn't strive to be popular Jony Ive and Steve Jobs story -- Steve told them the team their work was of poor quality. Jony said, "Why were you so harsh Steve?" Steve asked, "Why didn't you tell them the work was bad? It's your job to do that." Jony replied, "I didn't want them to be upset or distraught." Steve said, "You are vain. You just want to be liked." The biggest mistake new bosses make is trying to be liked by everyone and NOT being direct. Your employees should never have to say, "Why didn't you tell me sooner?" -- A great boss gives directly feedback in a timely manner A great boss creates an environment where everyone can tell the truth (up, down, and sideways in an organization) Understand the framework How to created this culture? Start by asking for feedback. You can't give feedback if you're not willing to take it. Go to question: "What could I be doing to make it better for you?" Use a "Start, Stop, Continue" exercise Create a "Speak Truth To Power" environment Embrace the discomfort "Listen with the intent to understand... Not just waiting to talk." Must reward the candor -- When you receive good feedback, you must implement it. You must fix the problem. Google/Sheryl Sandberg story Sheryl's feedback: "You said "um" a lot during that presentation, would you like a speech coach?" -- "No, I'm fine, thanks." -- "Kim, when you say "um" every third word, it makes you sound stupid." Sheryl knew she need to be very direct with Kim and they built a relationship of trust and care. That's the only way she was able to get through to Kim and help her Hiring is the most important decision you will make as a leader "If you're not dying to work with that person, don't hire them" Steve Jobs - "It's better to have a hole than an asshole" Dick Costolo - "You can't just hire great people and get out of their way. You must invest time in helping them, develop them even more." Jony Ive - "New ideas are fragile. You must create space to talk about them." "Your job as the boss isn't to be the decider, it's to make sure everyone knows who the decider is." The Wright Brothers -- Watching birds for hours --> Learning how to build wings for human airplane flight Dick Costolo -- Build in 2 hours of "think time" per day in your calendar Career advice: "Quit talk of building a great resume, build a great life" Find people to have career talks with... Recount your life story with them. Zero in on changes you've made. Think "What motivates you about work?" Understand what drives you, what matters, why? -- Think about your dreams... Make sure your dreams and values are in alignment. Create a plan "It is important for leaders to be learners, not tellers."

"When you say "Um" every third word, it makes you sound stupid." -- Sheryl Sandberg's direct feedback to Kim after a presentation to Larry & Sergei

 

Social Media:

Read: Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity Follow Kim on Twitter: @kimballscott Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

More Learning:

Episode 078: Kat Cole – From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon

Episode 216: Jim Collins -- How To Go From Good To Great

Episode 179: How To Sustain Excellence - The Best Answers From 178 Questions

Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

The Learning Leader Show is supported by Callaway Golf. We have partnered to give away The #1 selling Driver in 2017.  The Callaway GBB Epic Driver.  This club is valued at $499 and we are giving one away to a loyal listener of the show.  To enter the drawing: Tweet (or post on Instagram) a favorite leadership quote from an episode of The Learning Leader Show and tag/@ me on Twitter or Instagram.

222: Jon Acuff - How To Finish (Give Yourself The Gift Of Done)

Sep 11, 2017 43:16

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Jon Acuff is back for a second time on The Learning Leader Show!

JON ACUFF is the author of five books, including the New York Times Bestseller Do Over. For nineteen years he’s helped companies like the Home Depot, Bose, Staples, and AutoTrader.com tell their stories. He’s a well-known public speaker, and his blogs have been read by millions of fans. His most recent book is: Finish - Give Yourself The Gift of Done.

If you'd like to listen to the first conversation Jon and I had on January 27, 2016, CLICK HERE.

Episode 222: Jon Acuff

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Want to write a book? "What question are you willing to spend two years answering?"

Show Notes:

Why Jon dedicated this new book to his parents and their belief in him as a writer His Dad was a pastor, a communicator. Have to learn how to shape ideas and be a speaker What took so long for Jon to believe he was a writer? "I'm a writer. When you do it enough, it becomes possible. I've written six books." Why this book? "People say, I like your book Start, but I never finish, how do I finish?" Like Jim Collins, Jon says, "What is a question I'm willing to spend two years answering?" 91% of Americans want to write a book and less than 1% of them do it "I want this thing to be part of my life... This has multiple applications." James Clear says it's the friction at the start... Lacing up the shoes and beginning the run. Jon reply "Is it harder to buy a treadmill or use the treadmill?" This is built on research. 900 participants. It is a data driven book How to mix in humor... Why to study stand up comedians? "I've watched 100 stand up comedians for every 1 business leader" "If you want to enjoy the internet more, you must know it's not about you. It never is." -- People are thinking about themselves (Tracy McGrady & JR Smith) Goal Setting: Cut them in half, make the goals smaller Test principles -- Look to be 5%-10% better "Before I set a goal, I make sure it is the right size" How this relates to setting sales goals/quotas in a big company Need a culture of honesty and realistic goals in order to thrive, grow, and survive "A goal is a promise to yourself" "Make it fun if you want it done" Satisfaction goes up Performance goes up How to get something done? Reward Fear Which one do you better respond to? You need to know. How about the people that work for you? You need to know How Jon will read 156 books this year What is the story you want to tell your kids?  Are you proud of what you do everyday? "The old rules don't apply anymore... The faucet of freelance money can turn on." Why do some have "the fear of success?" Fear of money Fear of high expectations Self sabotage Fear of "what's next?"

 

221: Phil Jones - What To Say To Influence And Impact Others (Magic Words)

Sep 4, 2017 48:50

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Episode 221: Phil Jones - What To Say To Influence And Impact Others (Magic Words)

Phil’s passion to “Teach The World To Sell”, now sees him traveling the globe speaking to a breadth of audiences, from small business owners to workforces and mass organizations, spreading his message and sharing his highly credited teachings. To date he’s spoken in 56 different countries across five continents and with his growing popularity, he’s expected to add many more to his roster.

Episode 221: Phil Jones - What To Say To Influence And Impact Others (Magic Words)

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"I Learned That Success Leaves Clues."

Show Notes:

Sustained Excellence: Dogged determination Curiosity - Continue to demand improvement from self Detach self of the outcome - be of service to your customer. Celebrate quietly in the background when the client wins How he learned to hustle: Came from a home without much money... Learned to sell his mom's sandwiches at lunch. Then started a business going door to door offering to wash cars for money He grew to make more money than his teachers when he was 15 "How much money are you making sire?" -- Phil would say to teachers when they criticized him for missing class By 18, he was named the youngest sales manager in fashion retailer Debenhams, history Day to Day Phil delivers 100 keynote presentations a year "Respect is something that is to be earned" Ridiculous goal -- "Get my book in front of one million people" Using Magic words "I'm not sure if it's for you, but..." "Magic words are words that speak right to the subconscious of our brain" If you change 1 or 2 words, it can change everything. You must learn, train, and prepare... Write a script "You still cry at movies... But the actor is reading a script. It's not real. You need to learn to read scripts." Magic Word/Phrase "You wouldn't happen to know..." -- Create a path of least resistance for a referral How has Phil learned what he teaches? "120,000 negotiations. Messing up. Being brave enough to say what works and what doesn't." Magic Word/Phrase "How open minded are you?" -- When you're trying to internally sell a new idea, this works. Everyone wants to see themselves as open minded. This phrase primes the brain to be more open minded to a new idea. It helps people opt in to your idea. How to open a keynote speech? Ask questions of the audience... "Change one word to change everything" (Listen for more in depth story. This was a really good part. Around the 26:30 mark) "Questions start conversations, conversations lead to relationships, relationships lead to opportunities." Methods for prospecting: You don't need to knock on every door A great story on what you would do if you lost a child at a department store (again... must listen) "Go look for who you really want." You must identify those people Define who they are... "You wouldn't happen to know?" How he runs/manages his business and prospects Franchises, MLMs, Healthcare space Referrals, gifts, emails, calls Utilizing Robert Cialdini's method for reciprocity... "They end up thanking ME!" 3rd party credibility and permission Magic Word/Phrase: "Just one more thing..." -- TV detectives in the 80's and 90's This helps both upsells AND downsells (sometimes you won't get the huge deal initially... Must work your way in to build the relationship starting small) Magic Word/Phrase: "Most People..." -- "This helps you tell people what to do without telling them what to do." People love to be led. Example: Yelp reviews When people are stuck being indecisive... "Look, what most people do..." Learning Leader = Leaders are always learning. "You've never arrived. You're always becoming." Good, Better, or Best: What do you want? You want to be better... Always striving to improve

"Questions start conversations. Conversations lead to relationships. Relationships lead to opportunities."

Social Media:

Read: Exactly What To Say Follow Phil on Twitter: @philmjonesuk Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

More Learning:

Episode 078: Kat Cole – From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon

Episode 216: Jim Collins -- How To Go From Good To Great

Episode 179: How To Sustain Excellence - The Best Answers From 178 Questions

Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

 

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

The Learning Leader Show is supported by Callaway Golf. We have partnered to give away The #1 selling Driver in 2017.  The Callaway GBB Epic Driver.  This club is valued at $499 and we are giving one away to a loyal listener of the show.  To enter the drawing: Tweet (or post on Instagram) a favorite leadership quote from an episode of The Learning Leader Show and tag/@ me on Twitter or Instagram.

220: Robert Greene - The Laws Of Power & Mastery

Aug 28, 2017 01:12:45

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Episode 220: Robert Greene - The Laws Of Power & Mastery

Robert Greene is an American author and speaker known for his books on strategy, power and seduction. He has written five international bestsellers: The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, The 33 Strategies of War, The 50th Law and Mastery. In addition to having a strong following within the business world and a deep following in Washington, DC, Greene’s books are hailed by everyone from war historians to the biggest musicians in the industry (including Jay-Z and 50 Cent).

"Do Not Speak Unless You Can Improve Upon The Silence."

Show Notes:

Sustained Excellence: Self Mastery Self Control -- "We are emotional animals, governed by emotions. It can get you in trouble." Self Discipline Flexibility -- Ability to adapt Why Napoleon was successful? He had a front line obsession Writing a book with 50 Cent "Never let your guard down" Law 4 - Always say less than necessary. "Do not speak unless you can improve upon the silence." Learn the power of being quiet If you're upset about an email, do not respond emotionally. Wait 24 hours and then respond with a level head Law 9 - Win Through Your Actions, Never Through Argument. "Demonstrate, do not explicate." Commit to action. Words are devalued "Show them. Don't talk." Law 10 - Infection: Avoid The Unhappy and Unlucky You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with "We absorb the energy of other people." Look to "level up" your peer group at all time" How to deal with a person in a power position who you do not like or respect? Do not let them see you upset. Do not show them emotion (when they try to rile you up) Did President Trump read The 48 Laws of Power? He appears to have used some of the laws to help get elected: Law 6 - Court attention at all cost Law 17 - Keep others in suspended terror. Cultivate an air of unpredictability Law 27 - Play on people's need to believe to create a cult like following Very common in business for an "aggressive, loud yeller" to push people around and somehow get promoted... But once they have to actually lead and manage people, they fail miserably Rappers, movie stars, athletes quoting (even tattooing) The 48 Laws. How has that impacted you? Great satisfaction, but even more from "regular" people who email him and said his work helped them start a business or quit a bad job. "Sometimes you don't know what you're intended to do. It pays to have an open mind." -- Robert didn't write The 48 Laws of Power until he was 38 years old "The human brain does not learn unless it is excited" Cesar Rodriguez -- "Trust The Process" -- You must get reps, reps, reps in order to achieve any level of excellence Think long term and put in the necessary work to be great Advice: "You were born with a purpose. Tap into what makes you different and unique. There is tremendous pressure to fit in. You will have success if you dig deep, be adventurous, try things out. Respect your unique-ness, something great will happen."

"The Human Brain Does Not Learn Unless It Is Excited."

Social Media:

Read: The 48 Laws Of Power Read: Mastery Follow Robert on Twitter: @RobertGreene Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

More Learning:

Episode 078: Kat Cole – From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon

Episode 216: Jim Collins -- How To Go From Good To Great

Episode 179: How To Sustain Excellence - The Best Answers From 178 Questions

Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

219: Eric Barker - Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong

Aug 21, 2017 57:09

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219: Eric Barker - Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong

Eric Barker is a thought leader in the field of success. His humorous, practical blog, "Barking Up the Wrong Tree", presents science-based answers and expert insight on how to be awesome at life. Over 300,000 people subscribe to his weekly newsletter and his content is syndicated by Time Magazine, The Week, and Business Insider. He has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic Monthly, and the Financial Times. Eric is also a sought-after speaker and interview subject, and has been invited to speak at MIT, Yale, West Point, the University of Pennsylvania, NPR affiliates, and on morning television.

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Show Notes:

Sustained Excellence: Consistent habits and routines Experiment Evolve Learn/Grow Create a feedback loop Steve Martin -- "Being great isn't hard. Being consistent is." -- (Note: Watch the Steve Martin MasterClass) -- Meta principal for how people do things "Hit the ball every time. It's hard." Eric started the blog in 2009 -- He read abstracts, academic research He wanted to focus on things that were applicable to being awesome at life "The future is already here, it's just not evenly distributed." How he went from unemployed --> MBA in 2009 --> Screenwriter in Hollywood for Disney, Fox --> Successful blog/book Advice to people who have a side hustle: "It's a hard road. Give 1 hour per day to it. If you really want to do it, there will be trade offs. You have to measure how you will spend your time and what's important to you." Book writing vs Blog writing -- Book = 5 days per week working on. Blog = 2 days per week. How can we find work life balance? -- "It did not previously exist for me." How to say NO like Warren Buffett Networking -- Who you know is very important... However there is a tradeoff and extroverts waste time "at the water cooler" Nice guys, Givers... There is a tight rope between confidence and delusion There is a problem: "Nobody likes narcissism and hubris, but some confident people have those qualities." When is it a good idea to quit? "It's unrealistic to never quit. We quit things all the time. Show GRIT on the things that are important to you." Make little bets -- Read Little Bets by Peter Sims Learning Leader = Humility

"People love having choices... But people hate making choices."

Social Media:

Read: Barking Up The Wrong Tree Follow Eric on Twitter: @bakadesuyo Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

More Learning:

Episode 078: Kat Cole – From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon

Episode 216: Jim Collins -- How To Go From Good To Great

Episode 179: How To Sustain Excellence - The Best Answers From 178 Questions

Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

218: David Hornik - Why Givers Win

Aug 14, 2017 54:34

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Episode #218: David Hornik - Why Givers Win

Show Notes:

Sustained Excellence: Great story-tellers -- Every message is better told as a story Great sales people Why generous people win in the long run -- David is naturally generous He answers every email VC's invest in people more than investing in a product The story of Danny Shader and their daughters' soccer team The many conversations which led to working together after Danny initially turned David down because he thought he was "too nice" -- Why he was wrong The aspect of the job that David doesn't like -- Narcissistic people - "You don't have to be that way" "In the long run, doing the things you like, with the people you like, will be better" What percentage of your job do you love? -- "North of 80% of it. I've been doing this for 17 years. You have to do it with people you enjoy. If not, it's terrible." Do you have a boss? -- "Not really" How to handle a bad loss? -- "We lost $35m at one point. A lot of sleepless nights. It was very hard. This business is not all about succeeding." Why doesn't David use hard end dates on his term sheets like all other VC's? "Investing is a big decision." How to differentiate from other VC's? Money is all the same, does not differentiate "It's about help, guidance. I tell them to speak with every person I've ever worked with. Ask them what they think." "I genuinely care about people I work with" "The Lobby" -- David's annual conference -- "The best values from conferences are the relationships with other attendees." Do work outside at a table in Hawaii -- It promotes better work Best advice for hosting and event?  "Maniacally curate the guest list. It has to be full of givers. If takers are there, it won't work." Start the conference with a fun game Do NOT gather in conference rooms (Hence the name "The Lobby") - The best conversations happen during the breaks in the lobby Goal is to break even on the event. The budget is more than $1m -- Get sponsors, the guests all pay "The goal in life is to have a good time... To have a good life. What's the point otherwise?" "My goal is to surround myself with great people and enjoy my life. See what's out there if you don't like what you're doing." Making a lot of money... Impact? "If I make more, I can give more away."

217: JJ Redick - "You've Never Arrived. You're Always Becoming."

Aug 7, 2017 59:26

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217: JJ Redick - "You've Never Arrived. You're Always Becoming."

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JJ Redick is an iconic and legendary basketball player from Duke University. He is their all time leading scorer.  JJ was the 11th overall pick in the 2006 NBA draft (Orlando Magic).  He's going in to his 12th NBA season.  He recently signed a 1 year, $23 million contract with the Philadelphia 76ers.  He graduated from Duke with a major in history and a minor in cultural anthropology. He is an extremely thoughtful leader and someone I loved talking to...

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"There was never any sense that I was done accomplishing things. You've never arrived. You're always becoming."

Show Notes:

Sustained Excellence: Passion for what they do Coach K has this at Duke, Steve Ballmer has this with Microsoft as well They master the small stuff -- Read The Carrot Seed Being in the weeds everyday Diligence to be in the weeds Adaptability Coach K doesn't have a system. He adapts to his current players. It changes every year. Same is true for Bill Belichick and Greg Popovich "How do I maximize this team's personnel?" "Each year you have to adapt" The power of receiving a daily devotional  "There was never any sense that I was done accomplishing things." The importance of coaches, parents, and friends to never let JJ feel entitled. They would call him out if needed 2nd half of the ACC championship when he was acting like a brat. Chris Collins called him out How do we develop GRIT in our children if we're able to provide anything they could ever want? "The biggest thing I learned from my Dad was he went to work everyday. Then he came home and would work on the house, the yard, and work more. He showed me how to work." Live under your means "Stuff doesn't matter, we care more about having great experiences as a family" Falling Upward -  "to reach the second half of your journey, you need to fail" -- It's necessary Working in an imperfect environment -- "Mastering mechanics in an imperfect environment" "You can't master it unless you've done it over and over and over" "It's very rare that anyone works in a perfect environment" -- You must be able to adapt Mindset going in to free agency? "Wanted stability. Had 15 minutes to decide on the 76ers offer." Being an "over thinker."  "Addicted to information" -- How does that impact him as a shooter? "I am addicted to information. I am a deep dive person." How to handle a slump? --"You have to enjoy the mundane. I love going in the gym and shooting over and over." (Angela Duckworth -- GRIT) Goal setting process -- Each year, write down a list of what you want to accomplish Some examples: Win an NBA championship, get a sleeve (arm) tattoo, have a son, go on a great European vacation. Setting life goals every year -- "How do we include other people on this journey?" A "Words of Wisdom" file on his phone Life after basketball General Manager in front office or creating a media company to tell interesting stories. Building something. Anthony Bourdain is the blueprint. He uses food to tell interesting stories OR the idea of completely reinventing himself. "That idea is both terrifying and exciting at the same time." "The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.”  Building relationships and networks in a variety of places Working with and learning from LeBron James and Maverick Carter

"The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” 

Social Media:

Read: The Carrot Seed  See why over 280,000 people follow JJ on Twitter: @JJRedick  Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

More Learning:

Episode 073: Jay Bilas - World Class ESPN Basketball Broadcaster, Toughness, Fixing The NCAA

Episode 078: Kat Cole - From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon

Episode 179: How To Sustain Excellence - The Best Answers From 178 Questions

Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

The Learning Leader Show is supported by Callaway Golf. We have partnered to give away The #1 selling Driver in 2017.  The Callaway GBB Epic Driver.  This club is valued at $499 and we are giving one away to a loyal listener of the show.  To enter the drawing: Tweet (or post on Instagram) a favorite leadership quote from an episode of The Learning Leader Show and tag/@ me on Twitter or Instagram.

216: Jim Collins - How To Go From Good To Great

Jul 31, 2017 01:10:02

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Episode 216: Jim Collins – How To Go From Good To Great

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Sustained Excellence: Never go to a meeting without writing down 5 questions prior to the meeting Always follow up the meeting with at least a page of notes -- Share those with your mentor What made you say yes to The Learning Leader Show after 2 1/2 years? It requires intense focus to prepare This is a teaching moment Only say yes if it's going to be impactful. The team determined this show was the right place to do that Always ask yourself -- "How can I make myself useful to the world?" This was advice originally given to him by Peter Drucker A great teacher can change your life in 30 seconds -- Peter Drucker did that for Jim "I am constitutionally unemployable" -- Why Jim feels this about himself His curiosity has led to the success and most importantly... Great questions like: How to turn something into an enduring great company? How someone or a company can go from Good To Great? Jim most admired Peter Drucker when he was 35 years old... The story of their first meeting and how Peter was the curious one... Kept peppering Jim with questions to start the conversation (much like Jim did to me to start this conversation) "The ultimate zen master with bamboo stick" Drucker - "It seems to me that you spend a lot of time worrying if you will survive. You probably will survive. You seem to focus a lot on the question, "how to be successful?" That is the wrong question. The right question is "How to be useful?" What would it have cost Jim to not publish Good To Great after he finished the manuscript? -- More than $100m.  He had to get it out in the world.  He felt it was his responsibility to do so... Another great mentor said to Jim... "When seeking an entrepreneurial path... Cut off all other options and GO." "Everything is driven by by questions" Can a good company become a great company? How? Level 5 Leader Starts with confronting the brutal facts Personal humility and professional will Not what, but who -- Get the right people on the bus Does not happen in one fell swoop or a leap. It happens over time. Flywheel -- Create momentum Understand the hedgehog concept -- An expert in one thing... Knows it very well 3 Parts of the Hedgehog concept Deeply passionate about it Encoded for it... You're really good at it. An expert Economically, you can make money from it Level 5 Leaders: What cause do I serve? Humility to serve... It's not about them Willful -- Able to make difficult decisions For the best Level 5 Leaders... How do they sustain it? It's easier for them because they understand their personal hedgehog -- It helps them remain renewed after many years "Measured Risk" vs. "Burn The Boats" Fire Bullets... Then Cannon Balls For Jim, this was his first two books + his time as a professor at Stanford before he decided to leave to start his own company You must navigate your path.  It doesn't mean you take unfounded risk... Fire bullets first, then cannonballs "If you never fire a cannonball, you'll never make it. "BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) How to write a good one? Take calibrated, calculated risk -- Have things to keep you alive even if everything goes wrong Productive Paranoia Validation - What are points of success you can look to? Jim's wife Joann committing to winning an Ironman race... She was a consultant at the time.  She was also a runner. She tried biking and was very good at it.  Eventually she practiced, took measured risks, and won the Ironman race "If you were a trial attorney and had to win the case, what evidence would you use?" The Flywheel principle and putting it to use for Jeff Bezos and the Amazon team -- How could they build momentum? After Jim met with Jeff Bezos and his leadership team in 2001, Amazon executives were elated; according to several members of the team at the time, they felt that, after five years, they finally understood their own business.Most important for young leaders -- Jim's advice "FIRST WHO, THEN WHAT?" Who do you want to mentor you? Who do you want to mentor? Who do you want to be your friends? Who do you want to work with? Who do you want to spend time with? The most important question is WHO You don't need to answer WHAT until you answer WHO

"The most important question is WHO. First WHO, then WHAT. Who will be your mentor? Who will be your friends? Who will you help? Who will you spend time with? You don't need to answer what until well after you've answered WHO."

Social Media:

Read: Good To Great Read: Great By Choice Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community More Learning:

Episode 078: Kat Cole – From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon

Episode 071: NateBoyer - Green Beret, Texas Football, The NFL

Episode 179: How To Sustain Excellence - The Best Answers From 178 Questions

Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

The Learning Leader Show is supported by Callaway Golf. We have partnered to give away The #1 selling Driver in 2017.  The Callaway GBB Epic Driver.  This club is valued at $499 and we are giving one away to a loyal listener of the show.  To enter the drawing: Tweet (or post on Instagram) a favorite leadership quote from an episode of The Learning Leader Show and tag/@ me on Twitter or Instagram.

To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

 

 

 

Jim Collins is a student and teacher of leadership and what makes great companies tick. Having invested a quarter century of research into the topic, he has authored or co-authored six books that have sold in total more than ten million copies worldwide. They include: GOOD TO GREAT, the #1 bestseller, which examines why some companies and leaders make the leap to superior results, along with its companion work GOOD TO GREAT AND THE SOCIAL SECTORS; the enduring classic BUILT TO LAST, which explores how some leaders build companies that remain visionary for generations; HOW THE MIGHTY FALL, which delves into how once-great companies can self-destruct; and most recently, GREAT BY CHOICE, which is about thriving in chaos – why some do, and others don’t – and the leadership behaviors needed in a world beset by turbulence, disruption, uncertainty, and dramatic change.

 

 

215: Chris Fussell -- How To Build A Team of Teams (One Mission)

Jul 24, 2017 47:04

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Episode 215: Chris Fussell -- How To Build A Team of Teams (One Mission)

Chris Fussell is a Partner at the McChrystal Group Leadership Institute. He is the author of One Mission: How Leaders Build a Team of Teams, and a co-author of the New York Times bestseller Team of Teams, the first book in the series. He was commissioned as a Naval Officer in 1997 and spent the next 15 years on U.S. Navy SEAL Teams around the globe. He then served as Aide-de-Camp to Lieutenant General Stanley McChrystal during McChrystal’s final year commanding a Joint Special Operations Task Force fighting Al Qaeda around the globe.

Since leaving active duty in 2012, Fussell has also served as a Senior Fellow for National Security at New America, sits on the Board of Directors for the Navy SEAL Foundation, is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and teaches at Yale University’s Jackson Institute.

Episode 215: Chris Fussell -- How To Build A Team of Teams (One Mission)

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"Remember, your position has little formal authority but massive reach. For many of the organizations we interact with, their entire opinion of our organization will be shaped off the tone of your emails, the courtesy you give their staff, and the respect you show for their Mission." -- General Stanley McChrystal speaking to Chris Fussell immediately following him becoming his Aide-De-Camp

Show Notes:

Sustained Excellence: A constant intellectual curiosity The interview process to become General McChrystal's Aide-De-Camp A unique window to get that exposure McChrystal trusted that if Chris wasn't qualified, then he wouldn't have been nominated Career goals --> Family situation (could it handle Chris working 24/7 for a year? --> What would Chris enjoy about it? What sealed Chris earning the job?  Chris being incredibly curious about wanting to fully understand how the organization runs at a high level.  General McChrystal loved that about Chris "It was one of the hardest years of my career" It was intense but the exposure was phenomenal "If we've hit a point for 24 hours where we aren't questioning something, or there is no friction, then something is wrong" How to handle issues at UBER? "The issue is putting too much on to 1 person. It's not about 1 heroic leader. There needs to be a cultural shift.  They need to create a leadership culture." Operating Rhythm -- John Heisman 1899: The hurry up offense.  Just because you have a 40 second play clock, doesn't mean you have to use all of it. Chris and team were on a 24 hour operating rhythm.  They re-synchronized every 24 hours.  Had to have a flexible approach to handle the enemy. A sense of shaped consciousness Chris Zook An aversion to bureaucracy Front line obsession Transparency of communication model Senior leaders remain in close contact with issues on the ground without having to put out all of the fires Hybrid model layered into it --> Interconnected model McChrystal's advice to Chris when he first got the job: "Remember, your position has little formal authority but massive reach. For many of the organizations we interact with, their entire opinion of our organization will be shaped off the tone of your emails, the courtesy you give their staff, and the respect you show for their Mission." Chris's career advice: Don't think about money/industry -- Think what matters most to you? Lifestyle -- Coaching little league or being a high level CEO?  Where do you want to be in 5 years? Where do you want to live? Do you want to raise a family? Important to map all of that out and build a profession around those goals. Chris also teaches at Yale and does this exercise Write a letter to yourself -- What type of leader do you want to be in 5 years? Map out your goals

"It's a cultural shift. A development of a leadership culture is needed." -- Chris Fussell discussing the changes he would make at UBER

Social Media:

Follow Chris on Twitter: @FussellChris Read: One Mission: How Leaders Build A Team Of Teams Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

More Learning:

Episode 078: Kat Cole – From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon

Episode 071: NateBoyer - Green Beret, Texas Football, The NFL

Episode 179: How To Sustain Excellence - The Best Answers From 178 Questions

Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

The Learning Leader Show is supported by Callaway Golf. We have partnered to give away The #1 selling Driver in 2017.  The Callaway GBB Epic Driver.  This club is valued at $499 and we are giving one away to a loyal listener of the show.  To enter the drawing: Tweet (or post on Instagram) a favorite leadership quote from an episode of The Learning Leader Show and tag/@ me on Twitter or Instagram.

214: Jason Calacanis - How To Turn $100,000 Into $100,000,000 (Angel Investing)

Jul 17, 2017 01:04:13

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Episode 214: Jason Calacanis - How To Turn $100,000 Into $100,000,000 (Angel Investing)

Jason Calacanis is a technology entrepreneur and an angel investor. The founder of a series of conferences that bring entrepreneurs together with potentials investors, he was a scout for top-tier Silicon Valley venture capital firm Sequoia Capital and frequently appears in the media. He is the author of a new book, Angel: How To Invest In Technology Startups - Timeless Advice From An Angel Investor Who Turned $100,000 into $100,000,000.

Episode 214: Jason Calacanis - How To Turn $100,000 Into $100,000,000 (Angel Investing)

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"I don't need to know if your product will succeed.  I need to know if you will succeed."

Show Notes:

Sustained Excellence/Key Traits in the greatest Founders Craftsmanship -- Making something, having attention to detail, understanding the why Passion Intentionality Thoughtful - Do they know why they do what they do As an investor, you need to ask short questions "Small Mouth, Big Ears" -- LISTEN. Let the founder talk Are they a missionary or a mercenary? Need to know Why are they doing this? They need to understand that it is really hard Self awareness is a must -- Jason knows that he is a compulsive gambler. He has a risk taking approach. He likes having an edge. But he also has "tilt control." He knows when to lay down a big hand (poker speak for when you have a big hand but still know it's not enough) You need to know who you are and what you enjoy "I love being the guy cutting a check for a founder that nobody else believes in" "I win about once in every 40 investments. I was a poor kid from Brooklyn and now I'm extremely wealthy" "I found a casino called Silicon Valley" "There are a lot of really dumb people who are fabulously wealthy in Silicon Valley" "Investing in this market is like being dealt the Ace of Spades" Winning big poker hands against Daniel Negreanu and Phil Hellmuth Jason covered Travis Kalanick while he was at Scour When Travis showed him Uber, Jason immediately said, "Can I invest?" Were some of the qualities that led to Travis and Uber's success also what led to the problems? He has a fighter mentality. That's why he's been so successful. It's a fair question to ask if that's what has led to these problems as well... Sometimes you have to take a step back and analyze what's happening Getting from A to B, you need to fight.  Going from B to C, you need empathy How do you get paid as an Angel Investor? Go public -- IPO Secondary Shares -- Company buys back shares from early investors (this happened for Jason with Facebook) Company is bought -- WhatsApp, Oculus, Instagram -- Get cash/stock Investing practices How much of your bankroll do you put in play? Build a network -- Technology is the future Ways that everyone can invest Syndicates Angel List Seed Invest

Social Media:

See why over 286,000 people follow Jason on Twitter: @Jason Read: Angel - How To Invest In Technology Startups - Timeless Advice From An Angel Investor Who Turned $100,000 Into $100,000,000 Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

More Learning:

Episode 078: Kat Cole – From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon

Episode 071: NateBoyer - Green Beret, Texas Football, The NFL

Episode 179: How To Sustain Excellence - The Best Answers From 178 Questions

Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

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213: Ryan Holiday - How To Make Work That Lasts (Perennial Seller)

Jul 10, 2017 55:51

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Episode 213: Ryan Holiday - How To Make Work That Lasts (Perennial Seller)

This is Round 3 with best-selling author, entrepreneur, and renowned marketing strategist, Ryan Holiday. If you'd like to listen to our first conversation, go HERE.  If you'd like to check out the second one, go HERE. Brian Koppelman (screenwriter & director: Rounders, Ocean’s Thirteen and Billions) once said, “I don’t have many rules in life, but one I never break is: If Ryan Holiday writes a book, I read it as soon as I can get my hands on it.” I agree.  And I love every opportunity I have to speak with and learn from Ryan Holiday. I'm thankful that he sent me an advanced copy of his newest book, Perennial Seller. And if you care about making work that lasts, I urge you to read it.

Episode 213: Ryan Holiday - How To Make Work That Lasts (Perennial Seller)

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"Give, Give, Give, Give... Build Karmic Debt."

Show Notes:

Sustained Excellence = Pete Carroll and Bill Belichick embracing Obstacle Is The Way and Ego Is The Enemy How to build something that is "timeless" When you build your home, are you thinking about how it will look in 10 years When you cut your hair or wear an outfit, do you think about how it will look years later in pictures? Why write Perennial Seller? It's important not to dive in until you have a path Always think, "How do I make this last?" "Literary greatness is 10 years or more" "I have to follow my own advice" Platform How Kevin Hart built his platform (and email list) every night while on stage People need to think about how they are building their platform long before they launch Kevin Kelly -- 1,000 true fans Who are you launching to? "Kevin Hart was knocked on his ass. He would go to cities where he didn't have fans to build up his platform and email list. This was before he was famous." "People want to have a platform, but they don't want to build a platform." You must build it through giving Ryan Holiday built his email list to 81,000 by recommending books.  He recommended 1,000 books before he asked anyone to buy one of his. "Give, Give, Give, Give... Build Karmic Debt." -- The world is not zero sum The success of Eric Barker and his book Barking Up The Wrong Tree. He built his email list up to 300,000 people by blogging/writing regularly for years. He gave for free, provided value. His book sold many and became a best seller because he built his platform. Jeff Bezos -- "Focus on the things that do not change." - Zoom in on something timeless. "It starts by wanting to create a classic." -- Robert Greene How do we avoid falling for the seduction of short term notability to focus on long term success? The "Lindy Effect" -- Nasim Taleb The Obstacle Is The Way sold 3,000 books the first week, then steadily sold more. Now it sells about 1,000 a week. "What are you making and who are you making it for?" "Marketing is not separate, it's part of the puzzle." Ryan discusses still receiving "hate" for Trust Me I'm Lying Idea --> Execution. Casey Neistat "I don't want to hear about your best idea. The idea is the easy part." Writing Routines -- Why Ryan started studying the routines of other great writers "You have to have a routine. You must treat this creative profession like a profession" Being very descriptive with the work Why being in great physical shape is "part of the job" You should do some form of strenuous exercise every single day Seinfeld -- Chain method. Put an X on the calendar every day for exercise Discipline: Doing it even when you don't feel good. You have to get up and do it

"People want to have a platform, but they don't want to build it."

Social Media:

See why over 190,000 people follow Ryan on Twitter: @RyanHoliday Read: Perennial Seller Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

More Learning:

Episode 078: Kat Cole – From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon

Episode 071: NateBoyer - Green Beret, Texas Football, The NFL

Episode 179: How To Sustain Excellence - The Best Answers From 178 Questions

Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

The Learning Leader Show is supported by Rhone.  Use the code "Leader" for 15% off.  Rhone... premium activewear engineered with principle, performance and progress for the modern man.  Rhone builds clothing around 3 main tenants: Cutting-edge Performance, Premium Comfort, and Simplistic Style.

212: Max Joseph - Catfish, Leadership, Making It Count, & Pete Berg

Jul 3, 2017 59:54

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Episode 212: Max Joseph - Catfish, Leadership, Making It Count, & Pete Berg

Max Joseph is one of the creative minds behind MTV's Catfish and the director of the indie film We Are Your Friends, has teamed up with the social media app Vero to launch a new documentary series, Charismatic Thinker.  He started as an editor, then become a director. He has written, directed, or produced over 64 short films including commercials and web videos. He worked with Casey Nesitat for his famous video for Nike titled, "Make It Count."  It has received more than 25,000,000 views. Recently, he released his latest documentary, DICKS: Do you need to be one to be a successful leader?  It has received critical acclaim and I highly recommend it. (We discussed "the making" of that film during this conversation).

 

Show Notes:

Sustained Excellence = Understanding the importance of leading and managing Why make the film about leadership? Max is a nice guy, not a bully... Was one of the bullied He thought, "If I were a dick, would I be more popular?" "Do I need to be a dick to be a good leader?" As the director it is sink or swim... "You're thrown into it. I did not learn how to lead or manage." Sports can be an education in leadership -- If you don't have that growing up, how do you learn how to lead? A Disagreeable Giver -- (Adam Grant) -- Most reduced form of the film. As a protective measure, that is the lesson in being a great leader "I do think you need to, not be a dick, but turn off the empathy meter some..." A leader must Prioritize the greater vision Why he wanted to talk to Pete Berg ("I thought he would say, "You need to be a dick to be a good leader.") Most people said you didn't need to be one to be successful.  Max was looking for someone who said the opposite. His paradigm -- "You need to be a good coach" "All great leaders have a very strong backbone" Max's parents were too supportive "Being a dick is about ego... You're a dick if you're putting people down just to do it." How to make a living as a smart creative:  "I've always wanted to do this. I love all aspects of filmmaking. I went to Hollywood after college to do this." First job was cutting reels for directors -- "Look you're not the next Spielberg, but can you make this DVD?" "I was a curious, excited, young filmmaker" How did he get the job on Catfish? He emailed Neev after the movie came out... The other guy who was supposed to film and be on the TV show dropped out at the last second. Max said yes and the rest is history (6 seasons, 99 episodes) Read the book: The Surrender Experiment "Every time I surrender to my passion, something amazing happens" "Editing is like being a doctor. You need to put things back together after tearing them apart." "I've had to get better at not being a hero" The famous Nike "Make It Count" video with Casey Neistat Max got to LA 13 years ago. Initially he was unhappy. He hated it. He took a vacation backpacking through Europe and thought, "I love editing, there is real passion there" "Just focus on enjoying one thing I love and that will be enough to sustain happiness" Casey called him and asked him to be his first editor He asked him to fly to New York and then travel the world for the Nike video Casey got a tattoo during it... "Do More" Embrace the adventure... Let the project grow from it Advice: "Everyone has a gift... Has a genius for something. I get really unhappy if I don't do what I love for at least an hour a day" Read Big Magic by Liz Gilbert Look up Max on YouTube and Vero

Social Media:

See why over 468,000 people follow Max on Twitter: @maxjoseph Watch: Make It Count Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

More Learning:

Episode 078: Kat Cole – From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon

Episode 071: NateBoyer - Green Beret, Texas Football, The NFL

Episode 179: How To Sustain Excellence - The Best Answers From 178 Questions

Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

The Learning Leader Show is supported by Rhone.  Use the code "Leader" for 15% off.  Rhone... premium activewear engineered with principle, performance and progress for the modern man.  Rhone builds clothing around 3 main tenants: Cutting-edge Performance, Premium Comfort, and Simplistic Style.

211: Vanessa Van Edwards - How To Be Instantly Irresistible

Jun 26, 2017 32:56

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Episode 211: Vanessa Van Edwards - How To Be Instantly Irresistible

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"Vulnerability is sexy.  There is science to prove it."

Show Notes:

Sustained Excellence = Being a people reader (not a mind reader) Try to listen to others more than anyone else Get to KNOW the person 3 Skills Decoding - Leaders who are able to read others accurately Encoding - Your ability to send accurate signals to others... What can I do to excite others? Self-Regulation The art/science of inspiring others We decide if someone is a winner or a loser... Do they feel pride or shame? If we feel pride, we take up more space, shame = less space Charisma -- How to be instantly irresistible? The most charismatic people High Warmth High Competence Must have both Lucille Ball is a great example. I Love Lucy Do you need high levels of charisma to be an effective leader? You do not need to be extroverted... Or a booming leader Quiet, contemplative types can be phenomenal leaders How to handle a room with a lot of people networking if you're an introvert? Your key in this room is to try and create 1 on 1 conversations. Play to your strengths Don't stand in the center of the room Stand at a high bar table Low light areas Conversation hacks: Sparks - The brain looks for hits, not misses "Anything good happen lately? "Working on anything exciting?" Ask soft yes/no questions... "A really skilled decoder is a better listener than anyone else" "Vulnerability is sexy.  There is science to prove it." "Relatability comes down to ties." -- Saying "Oh, me too" creates a tie with that person. "You want this, I want this..." type speeches The 7 micro-expressions

"The most charismatic people have: high warmth and high competence."

 

Social Media:

Follow Noah on Twitter: @vvanedwards Read: Captivate Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

More Learning:

Episode 078: Kat Cole – From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon

Episode 071: NateBoyer - Green Beret, Texas Football, The NFL

Episode 179: How To Sustain Excellence - The Best Answers From 178 Questions

Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

The Learning Leader Show is supported by Rhone.  Use the code "Hawk" for 15% off.  Rhone... premium activewear engineered with principle, performance and progress for the modern man.  Rhone builds clothing around 3 main tenants: Cutting-edge Performance, Premium Comfort, and Simplistic Style.

210: Noah Kagan - How To Start A Business

Jun 19, 2017 01:21:18

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Episode 210: Noah Kagan - How To Start A Business

Noah Kagan was the #30 employee at Facebook (started there in 2005), and the #4 employee at Mint.com.  He came up with the idea of real-time updates and executed with one engineer (Mark Slee) at Facebook.  He is now the Chief Sumo at Sumo.com (A domain in which he paid $1.5m to own.  We discussed why on this episode).

This episode is different than most in that it was more conversational, and less interview.  There was real-time coaching, and off the cuff conversation about how I should progress The Learning Leader.  If you are uncomfortable with creative use of the English Language (re: use of curse words), then skip this episode.  If not, I think you'll really like it.

"You shouldn't get a job... You should get a career."

Show Notes:

Sustained Excellence = Getting feedback from professionals Noah hired pros from NPR to review his interview transcripts. "Most of the time we have too much.  Need to edit it down." How to create a narrative -- The NPA producer changed his life Employees -- "They are not my people. They are people I work with. I don't like the word employee." How do you hold others accountable? -- Autonomy, coaching, help when needed.  Hire correctly. "What I'm great at is starting..." How the quest to India changed Noah's life "You'll almost always push hard on the last lap." The impact Mark Zuckerberg had on him when he worked for him at Facebook "When I was at Facebook, there was a singular focus: Growth." "You shouldn't get a job, get a career." -- "I was a cubicle monkey at Intel" Using a journal to plan your day/week/month "Here is a story I've never shared before..." Why you should always ask yourself..."What's exciting for me?" Why you should go on walks with your spouse/significant other Instead of building something in a month, why not build it by Monday? -- Do it quicker than you think possible You need to constantly try and test it out... Don't overthink it.  Will people pay me for this?  Keep evolving Keys to building your audience "Art of The Deal" is a helpful book Noah's salary?  Low 6 figures "Good people don't work for cheap rates" The two ways to scale a business Technology People What Noah learned about vision -- Initially didn't believe in it... But he has matured and fully believes in it. "As I've gotten older..." "It's much easier to get what you want when you know what you want." The impact of Noah's Dad dying had on him "I'm much more protective of my time"

"Good people don't ask for cheap rates."

Social Media:

Follow Noah on Twitter: @noahkagan Go to: Sumo.com  Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

More Learning:

Episode 078: Kat Cole – From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon

Episode 071: NateBoyer - Green Beret, Texas Football, The NFL

Episode 179: How To Sustain Excellence - The Best Answers From 178 Questions

Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why 

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

The Learning Leader Show is supported by Rhone.  Use the code "Hawk" for 15% off.  Rhone... premium activewear engineered with principle, performance and progress for the modern man.  Rhone builds clothing around 3 main tenants: Cutting-edge Performance, Premium Comfort, and Simplistic Style.

 

209: Jason Redman - The Power Of Humility: From A Wounded Navy SEAL

Jun 12, 2017 01:00:47

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Episode 209: Jason Redman - The Power Of Being Humble: From A Wounded Navy SEAL

Sustained Excellence = Humility... Re-learning how to humble yourself.  Arrogance can ruin you The story of Jay being "ripped in to" by a leader after he made a mistake that could have costs lives... And how that impacted him "Great leaders take a step back... To analyze what happened" "There are no bad teams, just bad leaders" "You have to allow the situation around you to develop before making a decision" How Ranger school helped him stop being selfish, humbled him. Forced to lead in adverse situations, and stop thinking about just himself Story: "I am bleeding out. I can feel my life ebbing away as blood seeps from my body into the Iraqi soil..." "I was hit in the face and my left arm..." How the preparation and training saved his life "If facing death, you won't be thinking about material things" The sign Jay hung up outside his hospital room The Key Tenants Lead Always Overcome All "That journey in the hospital taught me... If you are a leader, lead always" Building mental resiliency, must build an overcome mindset "The woman behind The Trident" -- How his wife Erica acted was heroic (and still is) "She never batted an eye" "When they sent me home, I was a mess, and Erica cared for me.  She was never negative, never questioned me for going to war." The greatest natural leader Jay ever met -- Vince Peterson He always led by example, would never ask you to do something he wouldn't do He lost his leg below his knee "Selfless, servant leader, humble" -- Motivated and inspired you to be better Always remained calculated -- Had the ability to drive the team where it needed to go Took ideas from members of the team, dynamic leadership at it's best Listen as Jay describes how Dave Michaels was shot 27 times, fought back... And then said, "Come get me... They're all dead." The Overcome Academy A way for us to give back to veterans www.OvercomeAcademy.org

Social Media:

Follow David on Twitter: @JasonRedmanWW Read: The Trident Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

208: David Novak -How To Be CEO of The Year: "Take People With You"

Jun 5, 2017 43:53

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David Novak is Co-Founder, Retired Chairman and CEO of Yum! Brands, Inc. (Pizza Hut, KFC, and Taco Bell), one of the world’s largest restaurant companies with nearly 43,000 restaurants in more than 130 countries and territories. He stepped down as CEO on January 1, 2015 and retired from Yum! and Yum!’s Board in May 2016.
During his time as CEO, Yum! doubled in size and became a global powerhouse going from approximately 20% of its profits coming from outside the U.S. in 1997 to nearly 70% in 2014.

David is also the best-selling author of multiple books including Taking People With You: The Only Way To Make Big Things Happen.  In May 2016, he founded OGO (O Great One!) a consumer lifestyle brand on a mission to turn the world on to the awesome power of recognition and remedy what he calls the “global recognition deficit.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Sustained Excellence = "You must be passionate about what you do."  Warren Buffet said he "tap dances to work everyday." You should strive to do that.
Must also be a constant learner/grower.  Have a healthy dissatisfaction for the status quo When people struggle at work, it's typically because they don't like the job What do you say to skeptics about the "do what you love" advice: "Colonel Sanders started KFC late in life with his social security check.  It's never too late." Must be self reflective.  Develop a strategy for yourself.  Do a needs assessment.  Dig hard at understanding yourself. The impact of moving his entire childhood.  Living in 23 states by the 7th grade.  Moved 3 times per year.  Lived in trailer parks most of his childhood. Advice to people early in their career: "Don't wait until you have a management job to lead.  Start doing it immediately." "I tried to learn everything I could from the people above me." "The minute I stopped learning, I asked for another job." "I looked at my boss as my coach.  A good boss should be a coach." The manage 2 up plus 2 down strategy: Make your boss very successful and make his/her boss very successful Help the people directly working for you successful and directly help the people that work for them to be great "Every time I met with the CEO, I always brought 3-5 ideas every time we met.  I always brought value to those meetings." "When a good opportunity came up, he thought of me"  Coaching is an "AND" job -- Tell them what you like AND how they can improve.  Must do both. The 3X5 note card exercise: Write a strength and a developmental area for yourself and share it with others so they know what you're working on.  How can CEOs get people to trust them and tell the truth? -- Ask people what they would do if they had your role.  LISTEN.   "You have to be vulnerable enough to want to know the truth" The power of recognition -- "The secret weapon I had as a leader was to recognize great performance to drive the behaviors we valued" Why people quit their jobs: Their boss They don't feel appreciated Utilize the digital leadership platform

207: Liz Wiseman - How A Rookie Can Become A Multiplier

May 29, 2017 46:50

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In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Liz asks... What makes a great podcast episode? A host is listens, asks good follow up questions... And a guest who understands why they've sustained excellence and can intelligently share quality stories. The great leadership on her son's football team.  Selflessness, diverse... They all made sacrifices. "We've noticed a shift fueled by technology "It's not about having the answer, it's about helping the team find the answer." How should we deal with diminishers? Diminishers don't realize they lack self-awareness -- "Accidental Diminishers" The 5 most prevalent strategies to people use to deal with diminishers: Confront Avoid Quit Quit and Stay Ignore Dimishing behavior If you are being micro-managed, don't judge or exclude -- Instead, be curious, ask why that person is a micro-manager? Think "I wonder why they need to do this?" -- This can change your mindset and create empathy for that person.  It will help you be less upset "Choose to respond with curiosity.  I wonder how they got like that?" -- Be empathetic Google's 5 hiring criteria for leaders: Leaders who can move in and out of leadership roles (one day they are in charge, they next day someone else is... Must be fluid) Impacting cultural change -- Share common language, behavior, belief, norms, legends, heroes, rituals Creating a culture of trust -- In low trust environments, people retreat and regroup. The best leaders are great listeners -- FULLY PRESENT with each person they speak with. "Great executives have a buffer between the stimulus and their response." -- They are measured and know when to take emotion out of their decision making process. Need a container to create space and focus How to create an environment where people do their best work.. 

206: Sam Walker - The Hidden Force That Creates The World's Greatest Teams

May 25, 2017 51:45

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Episode 206: Sam Walker - The Hidden Force That Creates The World's Greatest Teams: Captains

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The 7 Traits of Elite Captains: Extreme doggedness and focus in competition, often to the point of madness A tendency to play aggressively up to, and often beyond, the limits of the rules A willingness to do thankless jobs in the shadow of more acclaimed teammates A bias against making big speeches in favor of continuous practical communication A talent for displaying their commitment and motivating teammates through aggressive nonverbal means An unwavering commitment to defend their principles and speak truth to power The presence of a "kill switch" for shutting off emotion when it's not useful Studying the moment when teams went from good to great Why LeBron James is a unicorn "His model of leadership is completely new." Relation to the business world -- Some of the greatest leaders don't think they deserve the title (job title or to be captain) -- Tim Duncan & Yogi Berra The rituals of Tim Duncan Short conversations with each teammate Great facial expressions Effective messaging Never giving big speeches How to be a charismatic connector like Tim Duncan Great captains (and leaders) are not "yes men." They defend their principles and speak truth to power Jack Lambert purposely left blood on his jersey as a message to his team -- Great captains have a talent for displaying their commitment and motivating teammates through aggressive nonverbal means The ability to develop "emotional maturity." A measured approach As Liz Wiseman said "Great leaders have a buffer between the stimulus and their response" They are able to build resilience

Social Media:

Follow David on Twitter: @SamWalkers Read: The Captain Class Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

More Learning:

Episode 078: Kat Cole – From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon

Episode 071: Nate Boyer - Green Beret, Texas Football, The NFL

Episode 179: How To Sustain Excellence - The Best Answers From 178 Questions

Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

The Learning Leader Show is supported by Rhone.  Use the code "Hawk" for 15% off.  Rhone... premium activewear engineered with principle, performance and progress for the modern man.  Rhone builds clothing around 3 main tenants: Cutting-edge Performance, Premium Comfort, and Simplistic Style.

 

205: David Heinemeier Hansson - Falling In Love With Your Work & The Future Of Work: ReWork

May 22, 2017 50:46

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Go To www.LearningLeader.com For more information on DHH and this episode Common themes of leaders who sustain excellence: "For me it's falling in love with the work itself..." Being excited to do the actual work everyday... The actual day to day work "I don't have a need to think "What's Next?" -- "I'm thrilled to do the thing I've fallen in love with." How did he become DHH? What percentage of your job do you love and what percent do you dislike? DHH works to minimize the parts he doesn't like Managing others is low on his list of what he loves. "The thought that you can't be innovative if you aren't in the same room is bullshit." -- You can do that remotely, in fact better in most cases. DHH shares why the open office concept is horrible for creative people who like to "get shit done." Remote work gives peace, tranquility, quality Commuting to work can be a wasteful, drain on your life The future of work -- More remote work, more contractors, less full time employees "The office is something you choose to have, you don't need to have it." "The Day I Became A Millionaire" What DHH learned that day... What changed? What didn't "The things that brought happiness were the things I was already doing. I love writing, programming, reading." Will a certain amount of money ever be enough? Ray Kroc said "No." "The human condition does not end because you get rich."  You'll still have problems. Best advice to give to people early in their careers? "Be careful what you wish for.  Managing other people is not in my top 5 things I like to do." "Prove you can execute.  That's the way to get to the executive level. Just simply make shit happen, you get shit done." You have to weigh shipping vs quality Take measured risks, and don't be afraid to make mistakes

 

 David "DHH" Heinemeier Hansson is the creator of Ruby on Rails, founder & CTO at Basecamp(formerly 37signals), best-selling author, Le Mans class-winning racing driver, public speaker, hobbyist photographer, and family man. He is the best selling author of ReWork and Remote: Office Note Required.  You can also read his wildly popular writings on Medium.com/@dhh

204: Dr. Tasha Eurich - How To Become More Self-Aware

May 15, 2017 44:58

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Episode 204: Dr. Tasha Eurich - How To Become More Self-Aware

Common themes of leaders who sustain excellence: Self Awareness - "I scientifically studied this." "People who work on their Self-Awareness are happier, get more promotions, and lead better lives" It's become a national sport to point out that someone is self-aware -- "I wanted to do the research behind this to truly learn about it" 95% of people think they're self aware -- But only 10%-15% are actually self aware It's vitally important to regularly question your assumptions to become more aware Don't wait for a life event or someone else to tell you to do this. You must work on it daily.  The gains will be incremental (The Compound Effect) "We cannot own other people's journeys, we must own ours." You will work with people who lack awareness. Don't put it on yourself to fix it. Tasha previously worked within a company in the "Wendy Rhoades" role from Billions The Mary Tyler Moore Show -- Her boss -- Picture a "laugh track" behind what someone says to help deal with their lack of awareness Practical ways leaders build self-aware teams and organizations Alan Mulally story of how he gained self-awareness despite starting with very little of it "It shows that anyone can become self-aware" A great leader goes out of their way to build a culture where people can tell the truth." It's vital that the leader is vulnerable -- shares weaknesses and mistakes made Implementing a Business Process Review on a weekly basis Doing this at home with family as well -- Every Sunday, each family member provides updates The Speed of Trust -- Why everything is much faster when built upon the foundation of trust Pixar is the model of Trust.  Ed Catmull shares how they built this.  No leaks to the press. The "Selfie Syndrome" -- "There is a direct impact on social media & narcissism" "Resist the pull of the cult of self" How to promote your own work you're proud of without becoming a self-promoter? -- It's about the work and positively impacting people. Mindfulness practice = Doesn't always have to involve meditation. "Actively noticing the present"

Continue Learning:

Follow Tasha on Twitter: @tashaeurich Read: Insight Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12  

203: Todd Rovak - Emotional Intelligence, Trust, Authenticity, Hiring The Right People

May 8, 2017 48:31

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Common themes of leaders who sustain excellence:

They know why they’re there “They always have their eye on the why” “They think about success often” They understand their strengths and weaknesses “Surround yourself with people who compliment your strengths/weaknesses” How did Todd make a quick ascent to CEO? There must be an opportunity and then you “must go like hell when that happens” “I love the outcome, I love the impact we have” “When coming up through the company, I always kept an eye on the overall strategy” “Don’t focus on getting credit for the project.” “Make sure your personal goals and company goals are aligned.” How he does two separate CEO roles? — “Must surround yourself with people you trust” “A strong WE” Calendar/Time Management All meetings are 15 minutes in length — This forces people to get to the point immediately Week unfolds: Front load all staff meetings by 1:00 Monday. Must be done by Monday afternoon — “What are the goals for the week?” Having a chief of staff is important Todd is an introvert and does not do back to back meetings all day.  Needs 30 minutes breaks every 3 meetings to think “You said an important word… And that word is THINK” “As a manager you are responsible for the success of people.” — Management means you have a responsibility for them Must give feedback.  Feedback is a gift.  It’s generous to give feedback. “There’s nothing easier than sharing credit.” “Management is around understanding the differences in people, and getting the best out of them” “Leadership is about painting a vision” Lead with trust Todd’s story of his first client engagement – FAILED… How his boss responded with trust was powerful — “I trust you” When managing through a crisis… BE: Clear Calm Credible How sketch comedy can help you be a better leader Bring your whole self to your job Build emotional intelligence Paying employees to take a class that has nothing to do with work (Learn a second language, guitar lessons, etc) Hiring process: “What are the first 5 things you read everyday?” — “Okay, now tell me the real answer. I want to learn about you, not what you think I want to hear” “I want to hear them defend or support an argument.  It doesn’t matter what it’s about Books to read: The Enders Game — Incredible story about getting the best out of people and creating teams To be a Learning Leader? — “A process of building.  It’s a thing you do.” “Time is a really expensive leader.” “Must always evolve and pick up lessons”

 

202: Jenny Blake - Pivot - What Do You Do When Your Back Is Against The Wall?

May 1, 2017 53:22

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Episode 202: Jenny Blake - Pivot - What Do You Do When Your Back Is Against The Wall?

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"What do you do when your back is against the wall?"

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Common themes of leaders who sustain excellence: Great listeners -- Not just doing Getting the right people in the right seats on the bus Design thinking -- Empathy interviews Common problem with CEO's? -- They surround themselves with people who only agree with them and fear disagreeing with them Requires listening and a culture shift Why Jenny left Google Taking a leave of absence to write a book -- The impact that had on Jenny FONT - "Fear Of Not Trying" The process of uprooting her life and moving to NYC What do you do when your back is up against the wall? Think of a basketball player -- "It's not a 180... it's a pivot." "High Net Growth Individuals" -- People always looking to improve, grow, learn... Advice to others -- Don't worry too much on a formal business plan or thinking too far in advance.  You can't predict it. 4 Stage Pivot Method: Plant - Strengths Scan - People, Skills, Projects, Target Pilot - Test. Like a pilot episode of a TV show -- 3 E's - Enjoy, Expert, Expand Launch Taking measured risks -- Great originals take measured risks (don't have to "burn the boats") Mentors -- "Friend-tors" Don't ask a mentor, "How can I help you?" -- Come up with a list of ideas for them and give them away. Proactively help without them asking "You can navigate uncertainty. We're always doing this." Dealing with Imposter Syndrome "Befriend your fear. It's trying to help you based on old scripts." What % of your job do you dislike? The importance of mediation -- Headspace App Gamification -- Daily To Do List

"What does success look like a year from now?"

Continue Learning:

Follow Jenny on Twitter: @jenny_blake Read: Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

You may also like these episodes:

Episode 078: Kat Cole – From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon

Episode 071: Nate Boyer - Green Beret, Texas Football, The NFL

Episode 179: How To Sustain Excellence - The Best Answers From 178 Questions

Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

Did you enjoy the podcast?

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Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

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201: Peter Mallouk - #1 Financial Advisor In America: Tony Robbins Business Partner

Apr 24, 2017 36:41

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Episode 201: Peter Mallouk - #1 Financial Advisor In America: Tony Robbins Business Partner

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"I was not the greatest student, but I loved learning." - Peter Mallouk on why he earned 4 undergrad degrees, an MBA, a JD, and a CFP

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Common themes of leaders who sustain excellence: Realize there is a recipe: Like baking a cake Bring incremental value Energy Discipline to do it over and over and over Why start his business?  Was uncomfortable just doing Estate planning and working with unethical people Key to success Great early hires helped propel Creative Planning Time management tips Focuses on doing what he enjoys most - Spending time with clients and employees, not pointless meetings "My #1 job is to be the best option for our clients as an advisor.  I spend 99% of my time with clients and employees." "I loathe meetings and seminars" Key to all of the awards? "Money follows value" -- In 2008/2009, people started looking for another financial advisor "We are very good at taking someone good and help make them great" Interview process: They receive over 100 job applications per week Resume screen all Pick the 5 best and do a phone screen Bring the best of those 100 (1 person typically) for an in person interview Meet with 6 different people Within the first 30 days, it still feels like an interview "We throw the ball and they better catch it, it's hard." Qualities needed: Education Ability to be detail oriented Great communicator Must be task oriented ("We can't make them be this, they need to have it") Make sure they can meet the clients needs How the Tony Robbins relationship started -- Peter informed Tony that he didn't fully understand what he was talking about (in regards to money) "Tony got pissed off and wrote Money: Master The Game..." What to look for in a business? "Find something that is idiot proof because at some point an idiot will be running the company" The keys to look for in a financial advisor Independent - Gets paid the same on every investment no matter what What response has Peter received from other financial advisors? "It has been negative.  I'm okay if they don't like me.  I'm competing against them, I don't expect us to all get along."

Continue Learning:

Follow Peter on Twitter: @PeterMallouk  Read: Unshakeable - Your Financial Freedom Playbook  Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

You may also like these episodes:

Episode 078: Kat Cole – From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon

Episode 071: Nate Boyer - Green Beret, Texas Football, The NFL

Episode 179: How To Sustain Excellence - The Best Answers From 178 Questions

Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

Did you enjoy the podcast?

If you enjoyed hearing Peter Mallouk on the show, please don’t hesitate to send me a note on Twitter or email me.

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

The Learning Leader Show is supported by Rhone.  Use the code "Hawk" for 15% off.  Rhone... premium activewear engineered with principle, performance and progress for the modern man.  Rhone builds clothing around 3 main tenants: Cutting-edge Performance, Premium Comfort, and Simplistic Style.

200: AJ Hawk & Keith Hawk - Showing Up, Doing The Work, Earning Trust, Helping Others, Winning The Super Bowl, Celebrating #200

Apr 17, 2017 01:45:44

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Episode 200: AJ Hawk & Keith Hawk - Showing Up, Doing The Work, Earning Trust, Helping Others, Winning The Super Bowl, Celebrating #200

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"I've always been obsessed with being accountable to the people around me.  I have to be there for them."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Common themes of great coaches/leaders: A vividly clear picture of what success looks like Mission/Vision -- Habits built Give coaching feedback Look to help them "My success can only follow the success of others" Show up -- Be there (AJ) They are authentic Clearly communicate -- Jim Tressel was great at this, never had to yell Bad bosses/coaches: When they don't know what to do, they just yell They lose the principle that their job is to help people They only focus on numbers and not their people Being retired "It doesn't mean what it used to" "I now have the freedom to work on only what I want to..." "I like not being on someone else's schedule" Key to quickly earning respect from peers? "Be seen, not heard." "Be accountable to your peers/teammates. Always show up, be consistent." Must find a way to do the important "people" things and not just get caught up in the day to day tasks What do you miss? All of the people used to see daily Micro-Coaching The act of coaching others on the small details that lead to sustained excellence. The importance of doing this on a regular basis. Make it a habit Thoughts as a parent "My job to take you to the door, but it's up to you to go through it and thrive." "You need to compete as much as possible... That creates adversity, which is healthy for a kid." (AJ) "I almost feel like we have to create adversity... We don't want our kids to be spoiled." (To AJ) How will you handle it when your daughter Googles you and sees that you signed a 36 million dollar contract? Creating appreciation for your kids -- Making them earn what they get Recommend your kids spend time around those are who less fortunate so they know how lucky they are What do you hope others say about you? (Keith) - "That I helped them."  "My success can only follow the success of others."  "That I was full of integrity, honest, trustworthy." (AJ) - "Accountable to others, that I was a guy who made other people feel good.  That they never had to question me and whether I would be where I was supposed to be.  That I showed up." When people say "Man, it must be sad that AJ is done with football!" -- Not the case at all.  So grateful that it happened. "Don't cry because it's over.  Smile because it happened."

"Always be there.  Show up. Don't delegate important tasks, be there.  Don't say no if you can say yes.  You have to earn trust."

Continue Learning:

Follow AJ on Twitter: @OfficialAJHawk Read: Get Real Selling by Keith Hawk Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

You may also like these episodes:

Episode 078: Kat Cole – From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon

Episode 071: Nate Boyer - Green Beret, Texas Football, The NFL

Episode 179: How To Sustain Excellence - The Best Answers From 178 Questions

Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

Did you enjoy the podcast?

If you enjoyed hearing AJ Hawk and Keith Hawk on the show, please don’t hesitate to send me a note on Twitter or email me.

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

The Learning Leader Show is supported by Rhone.  Use the code "Hawk" for 15% off.  Rhone... premium activewear engineered with principle, performance and progress for the modern man.  Rhone builds clothing around 3 main tenants: Cutting-edge Performance, Premium Comfort, and Simplistic Style.

199: John Kralik - The Power of Gratitude (A Simple Act of Gratitude)

Apr 10, 2017 39:09

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Episode 199: John Kralik - The Power of Gratitude (A Simple Act of Gratitude)

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"Until you are grateful for what you have, you won't get what you want."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Common themes of leaders who sustain excellence: Being grateful for what you have will lead to continued excellence How his second divorce impacted him: "The second time around, it's your fault" The power of writing thank you notes -- Learned from his grandfather "Until you are grateful for what you have, you won't get what you want." Writing one thank you note per day for one year "When you're negative, you're angry." His thank you note to his son prompted his son to take him out to lunch... What happened next? Life changing "He took out an envelope and paid me back $4,000 that he owed me." -  Writing all of your employees thank you notes: Why you should do this but most don't "Instead of being mad about my bad clients, I started thanking my good ones." -- The impact this had on John's business was immense "It turns out the one thing I had to be grateful for was my 8 year old daughter." -- "She loved this awful little apartment we lived in" "There are so many things to be grateful for" "When things don't go well, stay positive, stay grateful... Good things WILL happen" How to shift a negative mindset? -- Use a pen, write it out. Write thank you notes.  Use gratitude journals.  Trying to find out the person's address without asking them is part of the fun and the surprise. John has written over 1,100 thank you notes since starting this process Focus on the people supporting you everyday.  Say thank you How to write a great thank you note? -- John describes: 4 Sentences Always start with "thank you" Recognize the gift (or whatever they've done that's created your gratitude) Write one true sentence -- Why you're grateful Tell that person what they mean to you Listen as John reads a thank you note he wrote to his daughter (you might cry).

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198: Ian Robertson - The Winner Effect AND How Stress Can Make You Better

Apr 3, 2017 51:14

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Episode 198: Ian Robertson - The Winner Effect AND How Stress Can Make You Better

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"Success breeds success.  The mere act of winning makes it more likely you'll win again."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Common themes of leaders who sustain excellence: Ability to set goals -- Not too big but not too easy Self belief -- Self Confidence Extrinsic vs. Intrinsic motivation There will always be someone better than you.  The focus should be on improving your own self Why Elon Musk and Steve Jobs transcend the norms "A lot of people suffered in Steve Jobs desire to build those products" Steve and Elon are anomalies, not the norm "To be #1 in the industry is NOT a good goal" What happens to lottery winners a year later? -- "Ashes in your mouth" How the brain is complex What it means to be a bad dad -- Pablo Picasso "Success conveys power... Power changes your brain.  It creates narcissism" Bad Dad's "hide the ladder."  They get up the tree, then do not show others how they got there. "Keep a ladder down for others" "They must see that it's not God Like... That they can do it" Study: Kids -- Those who believe they can do better and influence their IQ, do better in school. With fixed mindset, failure hurts the ego How can stress make you stronger? Tiger Woods example -- Being nervous before a competition is a good thing (with the right mindset) If you have a big presentation and you say to yourself, "I'm nervous." You'll do worse than if you say "I'm really excited." Adopting a challenge mindset, visualizing the reward "Create a challenge mindset" If you're nervous, don't say "I feel calm." That's not true and your brain knows it.  Instead, say "I'm excited."  Use that energy for good. Using the Joe Buck "So What" method -- It can help with irrational fear of disapproval Can too much happiness be bad for you? -- Yes, over protecting our children can be bad.  They need to experience adversity. "Leaders by definition have to have a vision."

"Success conveys power... Power changes your brain."

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Follow Ian on Twitter: @ihrobertson Read: The Winner Effect Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

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197: Linda Rottenberg - Why Crazy Is A Compliment

Mar 27, 2017 45:54

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Episode 197: Linda Rottenberg - Why Crazy Is A Compliment

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"The Greatest Risk Today Is Not Taking A Risk At All."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Common themes of leaders who sustain excellence: Cannot rely too much on assumptions/success of the past Can't stop taking risks Must continually challenge yourself Start "Stealth" Women at Cholorox started testing on the playground.  After proving it worked, they went to their bosses to implement "It's the best time ever to test ideas." Why Linda was called the "Chica Loca" -- "The Crazy Girl" "If you're not called crazy at the beginning of something, you're not thinking big enough" "The greatest risk today is not taking a risk at all" "People have to give themselves permission" "One of the most famous spin offs was Amazon Cloud Services" "The hardest person to convince to do something new is yourself" Lin Manuel Miranda - Hamilton. Think... "Can I afford to not do my idea?" "Don't burn the boats, but you do need to close some doors." The Paradox of Choice The problem with hollow mission statements -- Uber Culture can shift based on the leaders -- Satya Nadella leading Microsoft GE - Beth Comstock MTV - How they found the best secrets through breaking corporate molds "Stop focusing on your PowerPoint... Test, figure it out, then share." Jeff Bezos - 2 Pizza Rule Zig when everyone else zags.  Learn to see the world differently The power of being vulnerability to build trust "We'll follow you anywhere Linda"

"If You're Not Called Crazy At The Beginning Of Something, You're Not Thinking Big Enough"

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Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

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196: Anthony Iannarino - The Only Sales Podcast You'll Ever Need

Mar 20, 2017 47:31

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Episode 196: Anthony Iannarino - The Only Sales Podcast You'll Ever Need

 

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"Who you are matters more than what you do."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Good vs. Great.  What separates the two?
Self Discipline - "Me Management" Prospecting - Opportunity Creation "If your dream client could already get the result they wanted, they wouldn't need you" Qualities of the best: Caring Other Oriented Leading with insight "The skill set doesn't matter until the mindset is there" Competitive Is selling an art or a science? Creation of The Sales Blog Consistent processes "I decided I'm a writer... So I write everyday." Asked to do his first keynote after writing everyday for 10 months "The more you work, the more opportunity finds you" EEA for every keynote: Engage & Entertain Educate - Mindset shift Actionable Ideas - Know how to do something different Interview people from the audience before every keynote.  Get to know them, their goals "The best leaders don't look at the scoreboard, they look at the players" Winston Churchill leadership Learn from both the good and the bad leaders -- Take notes "Leadership is the decision to be accountable for a result" "You need to lead NOW.  You can decide to lead whenever you want, wherever you are." "Leadership is a decision. A choice."

"Leadership is the decision to be accountable for a result"

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Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

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195: Derek Thompson - What Makes Something A Hit? (Hit Makers)

Mar 13, 2017 30:07

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Episode 195: Derek Thompson - What Makes Something A Hit? (Hit Makers)

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"Think of speechwriting like a music composer.  Use repetition and choruses."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

What makes something a hit? Is there a formula?  No, there is not a formula... People think there is and that's a mistake Bottom line: "Distribution beats content" -- "This is an unsentimental book" There is power in distribution How did Simon Sinek's TED Talk go viral? It was shared by people with millions of followers on multiple platforms like Reddit Think: Who is my audience? Broadcast your content to the right audience Why do we always watch Dumber and Dumber and Shawshank Redemption? There is nostalgia in art We are always trying to recover existential love How did Bumble spread? Injected into mainstream consciousness through celebrity -- Start with one very attractive sorority and continue to repeat How did Facebook spread? Piggy backed off of other networks (Harvard) How Jon Favreau and President Barack Obama write speeches: They think like musicians Using choruses and repetition The best speeches connect with people where they are -- "The power of repetition in song is remarkable" How has Derek made his book a best-seller? Familiarity and repartition followed by surprise Familiar surprises throughout Great distribution

"We don't like pure originality that much.  We like familiarity." 

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194: Nate Checketts - CEO Of Rhone: Leaving Comfort To Make An Impact

Mar 6, 2017 52:33

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Episode 194: Nate Checketts - CEO Of Rhone: Leaving Comfort To Make An Impact

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"If I didn't think people could change, then I think life would be less meaningful."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Common themes of leaders who sustain excellence: It's easy to say someone "got lucky" but that is almost never the case Routine - The best have a routine for long term success. Need good years, need good months, need good weeks, need good days.  You must plan for that success.  Create routines Advice from Jack Dorsey: How to stay focused? Focus on one thing at a time Set specific days for certain meetings and do not deviate.  Take ownership of your calendar and schedule Nate's Routine Wake up at 5 am Spritual time, meditation Write in The 5 Minute Journal Exercise, Yoga, Running Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - At his desk by 7:30 "Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of." - Ben Franklin "Be the dentist of your own calendar" The story of getting Rhone started in 2011 Nobody was doing premium menswear Feb. 2013 incorporated Spent an hour each way on the train commuting to his job working on Rhone "Why does it feel like taboo to talk about inspiring men?  It shouldn't" Describing the fund raising process "Raising capital is much more art than science" "The biggest key for us was photography.  People needed to see it" Why Shane Battier is a Rhone guy After raising $8M, how do you decide where to spend that money? Speaking about the success of his Dad, Dave Checketts (CEO of Madison Square Garden, New York Knicks) How to instill a work ethic in your children? What it was like growing up with ultra successful parents and how that impacted him How Nate and his wife parent their children How the quote "He was born on third base and convinced he hit a triple" has motivated Nate How he made money creating a sports camp in his backyard growing up "You can't teach effort" Books to read: 7 Habits (Covey) How Habits Work (Duhigg) Red Rising (Fiction) Learning Leader = "I love the idea of being an eternal student."

"Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of." - Benjamin Franklin

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Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

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193: Erik Wahl - How To Rediscover Your Creative Genius

Feb 27, 2017 59:56

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Episode 193: Erik Wahl - How To Rediscover Your Creative Genius

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"Performing is not an act of extroversion, it's an act of connection."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

The fascination with "live theatre" -- Erik is a performer on stage (art, speaking, message, theatrical) "Transport so the molecules in the room change" How to reverse engineer what we love What happened after Erik was told that "Art was not his strength" Relationship with money and success -- how it can be unhealthy Why artists have a different take on life... A life of philosophical gratitude "I built this plane as I flew it" Pursue mastery... Be insatiably curious on how to connect with audiences The power of vulnerability and why you should share more of yourself First paid gig? $1,000 in LA -- "I probably sucked." The tipping point to kick off his speaking/performing career The definition of being introverted... Erik is an introvert.  He gains energy from alone time... Stage time is where the energy is spent Erik's writing process -- "Verbal Vomit" -- Fortunate to have great team of editors Why we should all study acting and stand up comedians Thinking, "What will fascinate the audience?" Pre speech routine -- Stretching, meditation.  Taking energy from "Me and giving it to them" Decluttering of the mind. Meditate. Think at a higher level "Art is about producing... Thinking... Expanding consciousness" Understanding the value of being uncomfortable "Money is not important to us, we do not sell my paintings" Why audiences are drawn to authenticity and trust Why we should rehearse creativity on a regular basis How much does Erik get paid per speech now? $40,000 New ideas? Holographs, Drones, Cirque Du Soleil "Pursue excellence, pursue mastery... Let the money come where it may"

"Creativity is a muscle that must face resistance to create more... Be stronger."

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192: Carey Lohrenz - The 1st Female F-14 Tomcat Pilot: Fearless Leadership, Top Gun, Courage

Feb 20, 2017 51:57

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 Episode 192: Carey Lohrenz - The 1st Female F-14 Tomcat Pilot: Fearless Leadership, Top Gun, Courage

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"The best have the courage to step up.  Don't ever think others are better than you or they have advantages that you don't.  Step up.  Do the work."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Common themes of leaders who sustain excellence: Mindset about how they view setbacks Have a comfort in the uncomfortable They are always learning, constantly striving for more How JJ Watt seems to embrace "the suck" Carey answers the question... "Why was she the first female F-14 Tomcat pilot?" Going to Miramar to train as a fighter pilot -- The experience of it... Some of Carey's classmates flew in the movie Top Gun Call sign: Vixen Where was Carey deployed?  World wide on aircraft carriers.  Discreet missions Carey has landed over 150 times on an aircraft carrier and many times at night Listen to her detailed description of what it's like to fly at night over the ocean (pitch black) An aircraft carrier = "Looks like a postage stamp... I have to land in 1.2 seconds on it" How does Carey overcome the palpable fear? Constant repetition Why write the book Fearless Leadership? The 3 Fundamentals of Fearless Leadership Courage Tenacity Integrity Courage -- You will be filled with self doubt.  "The best have the courage to step up.  The ability to go for it even when they're afraid." "The most successful people I've seen do what they need to do even when they don't want to do it." Keys to building a great culture Be a great wingman Trust Get help with your blind spots - have open lines of communication built on trust Must hold each other accountable What is the military's secret weapon to improvement? Debriefs: What was supposed to happen? What did happen? Why was it different? What can we learn from this? How do we incorporate this next time? The military has the ability and processes in place to learn faster than the competition.  Businesses can do this too, but most don't. It starts with the Leader -- "This is what I did wrong... And how I will fix my mistake."

"I went from Mach 2 to pre-school."

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191: Robert Herjavec - Shark Tank Investor + Listener Q & A

Feb 16, 2017 34:54

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Episode 191: Robert Herjavec - Shark Tank Investor + Listener Q & A

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"You don't have to be born in this country to have success in this country." - Robert Herjavec

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Common themes of leaders who sustain excellence: Have a deep passion for their craft They bring a unique value proposition You don't have to come from a big city to make something happen Leadership:  People don't want to be managed, they want to be led... You must provide value to the company Robert's thoughts on immigration and the fact that you don't need to be born in this country to be successful "It's a testament to hope... and it's really hard." "You Don't Have To Be A Shark" "You don't have to be mean to be effective.  Some sharks aren't nice.  Be yourself, be real..." Questions from YOU (the listeners) answered as part of the Q & A portion "What is it that inspired you to start The Learning Leader Show?" -- Mauricio Dulon from La Paz, Bolivia "How do you coach for disciplined execution when all you get from your client are excuses? -- Norma Scott Garrell from Olive Branch, Mississippi "How do you add value as the mentee in a mentor/mentee relationship? -- Ben Arwine from Chicago, IL "What benchmarks do you use to gauge how you're doing in your leadership journey?" -- Brian Westerfield from Troy, OH "Is there any one guest whose advice or experience haunts you (in a good way)? -- Shawn Fuller from Ontario, Canada "What has been the biggest surprise for you in this journey?" -- Ryan Jacobs

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190: Roger Martin - Playing To Win: Strategy Is A Choice

Feb 13, 2017 30:16

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Episode 190: Roger Martin - Playing To Win: Strategy Is A Choice

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"Strategy is about making specific choices to win in the marketplace.  It requires making explicit choices to do some things and not others."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Common themes of leaders who sustain excellence: Relentlessly look at the future They have a curious mindset... Always asking questions They ask: "Is what we're doing sustainable?" Why A.G. Lafley was such a great strategic leader You should always ask the question, "How can I put myself out of business?  And think to innovate based on that answer Marrying innovation and strategic thinking: the dangers of doing this What era does all of our data come from?  The past... Think carefully about that You cannot always "prove" innovation.  You can't always base the future on the past. Aristotle -- Brought us analysis... How to prove/demonstrate something is true You can't ever analyze how to change the world... Steve Jobs would say "Imagine the possibilities." "Strategy is a choice.  Where to play and how to win." Roger explains how to test if you have a real strategy Best advice he's received and given: 1) "Don't start on the easy stuff.  Do the hard tasks first.  If you work on the hardest problems, you'll find that the easier ones seem to disappear 2) Less is more.  Figure out one thing you do really well and focus on it. 3) "Don't intellectualize people."  "Don't try to fool them, treat them as people... As you would want to be treated." Highly successful people make a list of the Top 10 things to do that day and tackle the toughest problems first Managing what matters most -- Must have a strategy to know what's most important Peter Drucker's work -- The Effective Executive

"Too often CEO's will allow what's urgent to crowd out what's really important.  It's wrong to define strategy as following best practices.  This creates sameness and sameness is not a strategy.  It's a recipe for mediocrity."

Continue Learning:

Follow Carey on Twitter: @RogerLMartin Read: Playing To Win: How Strategy Really Works  Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

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189: Jennifer Mueller - Why Leaders Should Embrace Creative Change

Feb 6, 2017 54:39

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Episode 189: Jennifer Mueller - Why Leaders Should Embrace Creative Change

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"If you're calculating risk, then it's not creative."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Common themes of leaders who sustain excellence: Mindset to learn Curiosity is the most important Thinking like an inventor... Curious by asking "What does this mean?" Why is their pressure to perform immediately? It's a followers mindset -- Anchor to the competitors and play the rat race game This does not allow you to break away from the competition If you want to change the status quo, you cannot think this way There are no shortcuts... Why write the book? Studied how people generated ideas Was cynical at first, but what Jen learned is that leaders don't know how to manage for innovation Why do ideas get rejected? "If you're calculating risk, then it's not creative." How to give yourself a better shot for the idea to get traction? Give a feedback pitch and not a selling pitch... Ask for feedback and advice Her famous study -- "The Bias Against Creativity" Overcoming the bias against creative leadership Backlash against the people who generate the idea -- It's not good Might be promoting people on out of date measures Mis-reading skill set "Creative Leaders have to ask questions and be curious" "Stop generating ideas, start making impact" Have a change circle... Talk about how you can push your idea through

"Creative leaders must ask questions... And be curious."

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Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

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188: Sydney Finkelstein - How To Be A SuperBoss

Jan 30, 2017 42:57

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Professor Finkelstein is a consultant and speaker to senior executives around the globe, as well as an executive coach, focusing on leadership, talent development, corporate governance, learning from mistakes, and strategies for growth. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Management and listed on the “Thinkers 50”, the world's most prestigious ranking of leadership gurus. He has been featured in the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Harvard Business Review, Business Week, the London Times, Toronto Globe and Mail, Inc, Fast Company, and CNBC, and is a regular columnist for the BBC.

Episode 188: Sydney Finkelstein - How To Be A SuperBoss

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"Confidence is the prerequisite to greatness."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Common themes of the best sales professionals: Curiosity - Always looking for answers Courage to go after opportunities They understand in order to be successful, you must help others be successful People who are unconsciously incompetent
Not curious - They think they have all the answers Unwillingness to learn Superboss = Someone who helps others Bill Walsh - A bigger coaching tree than any other coach... Why? 1st coach to understand talent well Created a development program for African American coaches He would call other owners and tell them to hire one of his assistants... He helped his people leave him for bigger jobs The best people seek these types of leaders Why is this so rare?  Most think of ways to retain their talent instead of help promote them. This is wrong. You cannot control what other people do. Create an environment that makes people want to work for you. Help them. The difference between a male and female boss What do Superbosses do? They create master-apprentice relationships -- Leonardo DaVinci 1 on 1 conversations with your boss Find someone who will invest time in you and your career. Be that person if you are a boss Create opportunities for your people When you delegate, be hands on with the feedback. Be direct and involved to help Encourage collegiality and simultaneously drive internal competition: Sydney describes how to do this
Lorne Michaels creates this at Saturday Night Live Think about the best bossses you've worked for... Why were they the best? What worked for them? For you? Then ask... Am I doing those things? How am I making it work for those who work for me? Each person is unique. Understand that Learn from your own personal experience Using a "Get To Know You" document every year. Personally invest in getting to know your people

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Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

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187: Jeb Blount - How To Never Have An Empty Pipeline (Fanatical Prospecting)

Jan 23, 2017 01:02:30

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Episode 187: Jeb Blount - How To Never Have An Empty Pipeline (Fanatical Prospecting)

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The Learning Leader Show

"Repetition is the mother of learning."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Common themes of the best sales professionals: They have high Emotional Intelligence AND Sales Intelligence A full pipeline The #1 Reason for failure is an empty pipeline Ultra High Performers: They prospect constantly -- driven to keep the pipeline full: it builds confidence Focus on deals they can win -- they are a good judge of win probability Have the luxury to choose the deals they work on High EQ -- they have the ability to manage their emotions Average sales people focus on a linear sales cycle... The ultra successful focus on the buying process, they shape the buying process, decision making process, and they are masters at influencing decision makers You CAN move from great to ultra performer -- with work Hiring process: The culture must support ultra high performers Using Sales Drive -- An assessment to learn if people will hunt. Must have intelligence/competitiveness, an optimism to hunt  4 Parts -- Interview process
1) Intelligence - must be able to connect the dots that don't seem connectable  2) Acquired Knowledge - desire to build knowledge, growing, learning, curious 3) Technology Intelligence - have to build new technology into your life 4) Emotional Intelligence - management of emotions, situational awareness Why the average sales person is good in an interview Examples of great "Turnaround Statements" A live discussion of the cold email I sent Jeb to get him on my show (really interesting part)
You have 2 seconds to get their attention Hook in the subject line 1st sentence -- talk to them, not you. Relate to them. Don't write "Hey Jeb," write "Jeb" Situation -- bridge -- connect the dots, then ask Social selling
Must have a great social profile Monitor what you say DO NOT tweet about politics or religion Connect with people in your industry on LinkedIn

Continue Learning:

Follow Jeb on Twitter: @SalesGravy Read: Fanatical Prospecting  Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

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186: Jason Van Camp - Green Beret: 300 Kill/Capture Combat Missions - Comfort In The Uncomfortable

Jan 16, 2017 01:07:02

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Jason Van Camp is what Malcolm Gladwell would refer to as an Outlier; an exceptional person who is successful not just because of his personal accomplishments but his will to win and unique ability and willingness to unlock the potential of others. A decorated Green Beret, world traveler, and loyal friend, Jason has mastered the art of storytelling that reflect many of his own life adventures.  Jason is honored to be the Founder and Chairman of Mission 6 Zero.

 

Jason was born in Washington D.C. and raised across the Potomac River in Springfield, Virginia. In 1995, Jason was accepted to the United States Military Academy at West Point. While at West Point, Jason played Linebacker for the Army Black Knights football team, served a two year LDS-Mormon mission to Russia, and, upon graduation, won the prestigious General Loeffke Award for Excellence in Foreign Languages.

After graduating from West Point, Jason volunteered to attend U.S. Army Ranger School in Fort Benning, GA where he earned his Ranger tab (2002). Jason then began a one year tour to Korea serving a few miles from the Demilitarized zone (DMZ) between South and North Korea.  Immediately after serving in Korea, Jason was deployed with the 101st Airborne Division in the invasion of Iraq (2003). In 2006, Jason won the coveted Green Beret and began serving as a Detachment Commander with 10th Special Forces Group in Fort Carson, Colorado.  As a Detachment Commander, Jason led his team on close to 300 combat missions to kill/capture high value targets as well as created and commanded one of the largest Foreign Internal Defense Force in U.S. history, training nearly 4000 Iraqi and Kurdish soldiers in hand to hand combat, raid and patrolling techniques, unconventional warfare and personal security detail tactics as well as deploying these forces on the battlefield.  During his 14 years in the U.S. Army, Jason has won numerous awards, notably the Bronze Star with V device for Valor as well as two additional Bronze Stars during numerous combat rotations as a Special Forces Detachment Commander in the Middle East and Africa.

In 2013, Jason earned his MBA from Brigham Young University and it was there that he developed a passion for entrepreneurship. Jason believes in servant leadership, the art of determination, and the power of storytelling. This philosophy has served him well in his life and has made him an experienced speaker and proponent of Mission 6 Zero’s six-domained Total Warrior Intelligence model. Jason is passionate about his experiences and his stories resonate with any audience; students, athletes, businesspersons that wants to be “passionate about passion.”

Episode 186: Jason Van Camp - Green Beret: 300 Kill/Capture Combat Missions - Comfort In The Uncomfortable

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"Repetition is the mother of learning."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Common themes to sustain excellence: Understand the importance of simplicity They know who they are High level of self-awareness The process for Army Special Forces Selection The situational awareness training done in the military -- how that helped Jason You must understand why you made the decision you made -- Must be thoughtful Graduating from West Point -- Progressing to Special Forces (why did he do this?) What life is like as a football player at West Point Becoming a Ranger and taking the next step to become a Green Beret 3 Deployments to Iraq - actions taken and what was learned Leading 300 Kill/Capture combat missions Being promoted within the military Speaking with Nate Boyer -- "The difference between the success last year and the failure this year is Leadership" Securing the very first Consultant deal with his new company with the New York Jets for $60,000 The strategy to create a meaningful leadership training session with an NFL team "After 5 seconds on stage, you better have something to say" Keys to earning laughs from the audience Absolute confidence Handling bad situations Gather information from people in the audience before your speech Use names/examples of people in the crowd Ask for hecklers (be careful with this and make sure you've planned well) 7 Ways to get comfortable with being uncomfortable Start Don't quit Push yourself past your comfort zone Embrace the suck Be around like minded people Recognize your improvements  Rinse. Repeat The Thayer method of learning employed at West Point

Continue Learning:

Go to Jason's website: mission6zero.com Read: How to Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable (According to a Green Beret) Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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185: Haben Girma - The First Deafblind Harvard Law Graduate, Champion Of Change

Jan 9, 2017 32:12

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Episode 185: Haben Girma - The First Deafblind Harvard Law Graduate, Champion Of Change

An internationally acclaimed accessibility leader, Haben Girma has earned recognition as a White House “Champion of Change”, Forbes 30 under 30 leader, and BBC Women of Africa Hero. The first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, Haben champions equal access to information for people with disabilities. She has been honored by President Barack Obama, President Bill Clinton, and many others.

People with disabilities represent the largest minority group, numbering one billion worldwide. Reaching a group of this scale creates value for everyone. Organizations that prioritize accessibility benefit by gaining access to a much larger user base, improving the experience for both disabled and non-disabled users, and facilitating further innovation.

Watch Haben teach 4,000 developers the connection between Disability & Innovation at Apple’s 2016 Worldwide Developers Conference.

Haben has been featured extensively in media round the world, including the BBC, CBS, Forbes, the Washington Post, MTV, NPR, and many more.

Haben grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area where she currently lives. She holds a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology from Lewis & Clark College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. In addition to her accessibility work, she enjoys salsa dancing, surfing, and traveling the world.

Episode 185: Haben Girma - The First Deafblind Harvard Law Graduate, Champion Of Change

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"Excellent leaders are honest about their strengths and weaknesses."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Common themes to sustain excellence: Honest about strengths and weaknesses Great problem solvers High level of self-awareness Haben is Deafblind - she understands her strengths and weaknesses very well Her TED Talk - Advocating for others -- How and why she champions equal access to information for people with disabilities Communicating and hugging President Barack Obama How she communicates -- The use of braille.  For our talk on this podcast, she had an interpreter listen to what I said and then type it out for her to read in braille What are the best ways to communicate with people who are deaf -- Haben helps me understand Why you should never tell her that her story inspires you How chocolate cake played a role in her becoming an advocacy attorney What advice given to others who want to go into advocacy? Start with yourself. Maybe there is a gender bias, religious, or racial. Build up from there... Haben describes how she experiences movies The best piece of advice she's received: Don't insist on doing something by yourself. Ask for help. Work smart. Sometimes it's better to be helped by others What she hopes people learn from her speeches? That she continually adds value to others Haben's thoughts on Helen Keller - She's brilliant Haben's brother is also Deafblind -- He works in technology How she actively makes a choice to ignore fear Why Uber denied her a ride 3 times and what happened Her Goals: Change our culture -- Disability adds value... Trainings & Workshops

Continue Learning:

Go to Haben's website: habengirma.com Follow Haben on Twitter: @HabenGirma Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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Episode 179: How To Sustain Excellence - The Best Answers From 178 Questions

Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

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184: Scott Harrison - CEO of Charity Water "The Power of Storytelling"

Jan 2, 2017 49:51

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Episode 184: Scott Harrison - CEO of Charity Water "The Power of Storytelling"

Scott Harrison is the founder and CEO of charity : water. With virtually no experience outside of throwing parties, Scott founded Charity Water by charging $20 cover for his 31st birthday party. 10 years later, they've turned that $20 into $240 million, and brought clean water to 6.4 million people. 

Scott believes in: Radical Transparency, Technology & Innovation For Good, and The Power of Storytelling.

charity: water is a non profit organization that works to bring clean and safe water to people in developing nations. charity: water uses all public donations to directly fund water projects such as building wells and sanitation facilities. Since its founding, charity: water has established 25 local partnerships, funded approximately 17,673 projects in 24 countries and provided roughly 6.4 million people with clean water. charity: water tackles the water crisis by working with local experts and community members to find the best sustainable solution in each place where they work, whether it’s a well, a piped system, a BioSand filter, or a system for harvesting rainwater. And with every water point they fund, their partners coordinate sanitation and hygiene training, and establish a local Water Committee to help keep water flowing for years to come. The organization's goal is to bring clean water to 100 million people by 2020.

Episode 184: Scott Harrison - CEO of Charity Water "The Power of Storytelling"

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"Human Beings Are Creatures Of Stories."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Common themes to sustain excellence: Why it's vital that you first value excellence before sustaining it -- Unfortunately not everyone values it Then you must have integrity and generosity The "ism's" created at Charity Water Design is vital in everything they do They care deeply about details There must be no typo's All PowerPoint presentations must be designed (no exceptions). Internal and external presentations are treated with equal importance Always asking the question, "Was that excellent?" What it means to be radically transparent Telling and showing people exactly where their money is being spent (using GoPro's to help tell this story) Why Scott wanted to reinvent charity... How to build trust Scott's hiring process -- The need for creative people that are likable and smart Note: They had 500 people interview to be their receptionist Using technology to improve donations (use of VR) The power of story-telling In hiring -- "It's either a Hell Yeah! or a No" Favorite interview question -- "What are the most important values you live by?" He wants to know that they actually have values and have taken the time to think about what they are Dan Pink - Autonomy, Mastery, Purpose Scott will read their last 500 tweets to see if they are a happy person or if they are cynical and "hate" on others Scott's advice on giving and why we should do it

“What Are The Most Important Values You Live By?"

Continue Learning:

Go to charity water to donate: charitywater.org See why over 84,000 people follow Scott on Twitter: @scottharrison Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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Episode 073: Jay Bilas - World Class ESPN Basketball Broadcaster, Toughness, Fixing The NCAA

Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

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183: Barry Schwartz - The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less

Dec 29, 2016 42:49

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Episode 183: Barry Schwartz - The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less

Barry Schwartz studies the link between economics and psychology, offering startling insights into modern life. Lately, working with Ken Sharpe, he's studying wisdom. In his 2004 book The Paradox of Choice, Barry Schwartz tackles one of the great mysteries of modern life: Why is it that societies of great abundance — where individuals are offered more freedom and choice (personal, professional, material) than ever before — are now witnessing a near-epidemic of depression? Conventional wisdom tells us that greater choice is for the greater good, but Schwartz argues the opposite: He makes a compelling case that the abundance of choice in today's western world is actually making us miserable.

Infinite choice is paralyzing, Schwartz argues, and exhausting to the human psyche.It leads us to set unreasonably high expectations, question our choices before we even make them and blame our failures entirely on ourselves. His relatable examples, from consumer products (jeans, TVs, salad dressings) to lifestyle choices (where to live, what job to take, who and when to marry), underscore this central point: Too much choice undermines happiness.

Episode 183: Barry Schwartz - The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less

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"When you have infinite choice... Instead of being liberate, you get paralyzed."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Common themes to sustain excellence: People really care about what they're trying to achieve They want to change people's lives Why the leaders of organizations must give their employees opportunities to stretch, and demonstrate mastery Why Barry wore shorts during his legendary TED Talk People think the more choices we have, the better we'll be. It has limits... The consequences with ease of communication -- "People are thinking less, and talking more." Why Twitter is bad Daniel Kahneman's work -- System 1 and System 2 Why are movies on an airplane better? The proper way to set expectations The secret to happiness How to manage expectations:
Make the rare not common - ie: Deliberately drink great win infrequently Why are people affiliated with organized religion happier? -- Less to do with religion and more to do with community. Most religions are full of constraints "Why We Work" -- Dan Pink's work on this is fantastic The future of work -- A world full of contractors

“The secret to happiness is low expectations." -- Barry Schwartz

Continue Learning:

Watch Barry give a TED Talk Wearing Shorts (9m+ views): The Paradox of Choice  Follow Barry on Twitter: @barrysch  Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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Episode 073: Jay Bilas - World Class ESPN Basketball Broadcaster, Toughness, Fixing The NCAA

Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

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182: Vinh Giang - Why You Should Make The Leap

Dec 26, 2016 01:07:40

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Episode 182: Vinh Giang - Why You Should Make The Leap

Vinh Giang is a motivational/ inspirational keynote speaker and he uses magic as his metaphor when he speaks (He's found a way to make the medicine taste good!). He's built a successful online business that teaches magic to over 41,000 students from all over the world. His business won South Australian young entrepreneur of the year in 2013. In 2016, his online business has just combined forces with 52Kards which is one of America's leading online magic schools, after combining our schools together and many years of hard work they now teach over 500,000 students from all over the world. Vinh's other area of expertise is performance, being a magician and speaker he's spent 80% of the year on stage performing and presenting to people all over the world.

Episode 182: Vinh Giang - Why You Should Make The Leap

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"It took millions of years of serendipitous events for you to be here, and now that you are here, you are alive for 80 years on average. When you compare how long it took for you to get here versus how long you are her for... It's like you are alive for 1 minute. It's a privilege to be alive."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Common themes to sustain excellence: The ability to face your fears head on Not avoiding difficult conversations Why Vinh stopped trying to live up to others expectations How David Blaine helped is business The importance of having a speaker reel/highlight video Why you should work with documentary makers -- They are story-tellers The 3 Elements to a great speaker Educate Inspire Entertain You must have a relentless belief that it can be done The power of magic -- It brings out the inner child in everyone You're alive for 1 minute and you've already lived 20 seconds of it... What will you do for the remaining 40 seconds? Why are people so scared to take chances? "Happiness is progress" "We all have the right ingredients... We just need the recipe." Goal Setting -- We need to take time to recalibrate "You're like a glass of muddy water... Until you're still, you won't have clarity." Public speaking -- Why this should be taught in schools from a young age "I've realized the beauty in the unknown. Magic lives in the unknown. The most beautiful things in life are the unknown." Why 5 year plans are not helpful

“Don't you think the most addictive thing in the world is comfort?"

Continue Learning:

Watch Vinh's Speaker Reel: vinhgiang.com Follow Vinh on Twitter: @AskVinh Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

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181: Srini Rao - How To Be Unmistakably Creative

Dec 19, 2016 43:11

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Episode 181: Srini Rao - How To Be Unmistakably Creative

Srini Rao is the host and founder of The Unmistakable Creative podcast where he's conducted over 600 interviews with thought leaders and people from all walks of life. This has given him an incredibly distinctive view into branding, storytelling, and marketing. Srini has also written multiple books including the Wall Street Journal bestseller The Art of Being Unmistakable; created,planned, and executed a 60-person conference called the Instigator Experience;and am publishing the forthcoming Unmistakable book with Penguin Portfolio. Somewhere along the way his compass led him in the direction of an economics degree from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from Pepperdine University. Extracting unmistakable stories out of people is his superpower. And in his spare time he's usually chasing waves.

Episode 181: Srini Rao - How To Be Unmistakably Creative

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"All change is proceeded by crisis."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Common themes to sustain excellence: A pathological inability to accept the status quo Resilience A disciplined work ethic Why the path is never linear Reading 100 books a year How to turn disadvantages into disproportionate advantages The Pepperdine MBA - How it impacted Srini "Most people like the idea of leaping, but not executing on it" How to make "micro-changes" Creating multiple streams of revenue: Author (book deals) Speaking Sponsors Projects Why you should write 1,000 words per day "Systems vs. Goals" Stephen Pressfield - "The Resistance" The "8 Step Daily Routine" Why surfing helps Srini Having the ability to navigate and weave in and out of relationships Learning Leader = A lifelong commitment to becoming better on a daily basis

“Is what you're doing today leading to what you want to do five years from now?"

Continue Learning:

Srini's best selling book: Unmistakable: Why Only Is Better Than Best Follow Srini on Twitter: @UnmistakableCEO Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

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180: Michael Watkins - The First 90 Days: How To Ensure Success In Your New Role

Dec 12, 2016 50:13

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Episode 180: Michael Watkins - The First 90 Days: How To Ensure Success In Your New Role

Dr. Michael Watkins is the author of Your Next Move: The Leader’s Guide to Navigating Major Career Transitions, and the international bestseller The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at all Levels, which The Economist called “the on-boarding bible.” With more than 750,000 copies sold in English, and translations in 27 languages, The First 90 Days has become the standard reference for leaders in transition. Recently The First 90 Days was named one of the best 100 business books of all time.

Drawing on the perfect combination of research and hand-on experience, he has spent the last two decades working with leaders – both corporate and public — as they transition to new roles, negotiate the future of their organizations, and craft their legacy as leaders.

Episode 180: Michael Watkins - The First 90 Days: How To Ensure Success In Your New Role

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“I help leaders and their teams make good career transitions."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Common themes to sustain excellence: Learning Agility - Not shy about learning, and they don't expect themselves to have all the answers Diversity of Experience - Multiple functions, multiple companies Delicate balance between humility and ego Jeff Immelt from GE is a good example Confidence vs. Ego -- Desire to achieve, but cannot create echo chambers. The First 90 Days -- Michael's world-wide best selling book on how to transition to a leadership role The Leadership Pipeline - Another book to help make the transition from individual contributor to management. It's a completely different skill set The toughest move/promotion is the very first one The common traps leaders fall in to -- Relying only on what they're good at. Must broaden skills. You have to be a force multiplier. Common Issues and problems leaders run in to: "Coming in with the answer. Not building lateral relationships. Engaging on the wrong side of learning." Why you must re-learn how to learn How is the culture different? Politically Technically Who is the "dream team?" The five people you must meet immediately upon taking a new role The importance of the boss and the role she plays in helping Momentum -- Creating early wins.  Why you must make this happen Look for little irritants to remove Secure a win by thinking differently Your first public address to the group -- Prepare, Prepare, Prepare. The first impression is vital How to prepare for a management (role) interview Why a "One Sheet" of your core beliefs is better than a 30-60-90 day plan

“You have to be a force multiplier. You can't be a super-rep."

Continue Learning:

Michael's best selling book: The First 90 Days Follow Michael on Twitter: @MichaelDWatkins Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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Episode 071: Nate Boyer - Green Beret, Texas Football, The NFL

Episode 073: Jay Bilas - World Class ESPN Basketball Broadcaster, Toughness, Fixing The NCAA

Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

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179: How To Sustain Excellence - The Best Answers from 178 Conversations

Dec 8, 2016 33:04

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Episode 179: How To Sustain Excellence - The Best Answers from 178 Conversations

This is an episode unlike any other... I've listened through some of the best answers to the question: "What are the common characteristics/themes amongst those who have sustained excellence over an extended period of time?" We (my editor, Scott Donnell and me) pulled out some of the best, most useful answers and created an "all-star" Sustaining Excellence episode. I think you'll like it. I welcome all feedback via Twitter or you can send me an e-mail.

Episode 179: How To Sustain Excellence - The Best Answers from 178 Conversations

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In This Episode, You Will Learn

#78 Kat Cole - A scale, a balance of 2 buckets: Courage & Confidence + Curiosity & Humility. “They are productive achievers vs destructive achievers”

#127 Adam Grant - “They are dedicated learners. What’s fascinating by them is no matter how much excellence they achieve, they are always raising the bar. The more they accomplish the more they expect of themselves. Curiosity is the starting point for all originality”

#107 Simon Sinek - “They have vision, they have charisma? I’m not so sure that’s true. They don’t need a Steve Jobs vision.  One thing I’m comfortable saying is courage.  It takes tremendous courage to stick to your values."

#117 Tim Urban - "The impact you make is the level of measurement for a leader.  It's different than what's normal"

#86 Seth Godin - “They’ve made a choice”

#114 Cal Newport - “The leader respects how hard everything is that’s worth doing.” Everything’s harder than you think. Impactful contribution is really hard.”

#115 Amy Porterfield - “The first word that comes to mind is consistency… Followed mentors. All create consistent content and show up consistently. Have a drive to follow up

#42 Rob DeMartini - “To measure success you have to look at more aspects of their lives.  What was I seeing that was consistent? 4 things: Naturally curious, do they want to see how things are working? Could it be different? If you’re curious, it opens up so much. Energy & Optimism. Personal Awareness

#105 David Burkus - “I think there is a consistent dissatisfaction… I need to be proud of what I’ve done, but constantly frustrated that I’m not further along.  That balance.”

#82 Dan Pink - “Curiosity, they follow their noses, especially if they know a lot of stuff. Generosity, I love the way you put it, sustaining excellence. Reasonably generous people. They don’t pull up the ladder when they get to the top. They are hardworking and conscientious, grit. Peter Drucker comes to mind"

#74 Tim Kight - “People who consistently perform. Intentional, purposeful, and constantly building skill.”

#77 Adam Braun - “3 things: Tremendously intrinsically motivated, integrity, surround themselves with people who play a level above them.”

#48 Cameron Herold - “Sense of vulnerability… Checked ego at the door. Realize they aren’t the smartest person in the room. Sense of curiosity.”

#122 Sarah Robb O’Hagan - “One of the biggest single things is curiosity, goes hand in hand with humility. They don’t ever feel like they’ve reached the top of the mountain.”

#98 Alison Levine - “Resilience more than anything else. Resilient about putting one foot in front of the other."

#68 Joey Coleman - “I think all leaders have 3 general things in common. 1) A growth and learning mindset. Constantly thirsting for knowledge and learning. 2) Gratitude, they recognize how lucky and blessed they are. Take time to appreciate the gifts and blessings in their lives. 3) Gentle with themselves

#108 Steven Kotler - “Ferocious about forward progress.  Nothing mild about how they attack life.  Level of commitment. The day to day.”

#43 Philip McKernan - “The eyes, peace of mind.  I can see that. Use the eyes as a gateway to see their bullshit.”

Continue Learning:

Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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178: Sol Orwell - CEO, Digital Nomad, Vulnerability As A Leader

Dec 5, 2016 01:04:17

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Episode 178: Sol Orwell - CEO, Digital Nomad, Vulnerability As A Leader

Sol Orwell is an entrepreneur and business developer, most known for his work as the co-founder of Examine.com. He was recognized as a 2014 Game Changer by Men’s Fitness and profiled by Forbes as a seven-figure entrepreneur.

Sol describes himself as semi-retired, which allows him to travel three to four months out of the year. He does not take investment money to retain control of his companies and free time.

He has stepped back from an active role in Examine.com to focus on other projects. He blogs about business development in the context of making money online on SJO.com and serves on the advisory board for Schwarzenegger.com as a health and fitness expert.

Episode 178: Sol Orwell - CEO, Digital Nomad, Vulnerability As A Leader

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“I did what any normal person would do – I gave the company to my #2 to run, paid him more than I paid myself, and basically became a digital nomad."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Common themes to sustain excellence = "A deep level for creating creativity." Why Deep Work is so critical to Sol's success A typical day: 2 minute cold shower The 5 Minute Journal A 10-15 minute walk -- "Get the brain started" Get to work Done with work by 2:30 every single day Friday's are always no work days... Just "reading days" The specific process Sol has taken to build a life around "creating businesses around my interests" The process of purchasing Examine.com for $41,000 (and why he did it) Putting his #2 in charge so he could travel the world and be a "digital nomad" The Picasso Principle How to create this lifestyle: Have no ego, create a blueprint, execute, trust others Creating a "Side Hustle" -- A how to Why you must "Get Started" The #cookielife Vulnerability is "when you don't know what the response will be when you put yourself out there." 1,000 true fans Why Sol does not take VC money Changing his name to Sol Orwell... Why? How travel can create empathy and why that's so important for a leader... Being grateful Learning Leader = Constantly learning. Have self-awareness. Take criticism, and foster the spirit to accept it "Luck is a function of observation"

“I think a big part of entrepreneurship is to realize that you can trust other people. You can be rewarded for trusting other people. You don’t have to necessarily look over their shoulder.”

Continue Learning:

Sol's website: Examine.com Follow Sol on Twitter: @sol_orwell To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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177: Michael Gerber - "The World's #1 Small Business Guru" (The E-Myth Revisited)

Nov 28, 2016 45:24

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Episode 177: Michael Gerber - "The World's #1 Small Business Guru" (The E-Myth Revisited)

Michael E. Gerber is a true legend of entrepreneurship. Inc. Magazine
 calls him “the World’s #1 Small Business Guru” — the entrepreneurial and small business thought leader who has impacted the lives of millions of individuals and hundreds of thousands of companies worldwide for over 40 years. Michael is the author of the mega-bestseller “The E-Myth Revisited” and five other E-Myth books concerning small business and entrepreneurship.  The Wall Street Journal named the E-Myth the #1 business book of all time (November 2011) having sold millions of copies and has now been applied in 145 countries, in 29 languages and is taught in 118 universities.

The originator, in 1977, of the small business coaching industry, with his founding of The Michael Thomas Corporation, The E-Myth Academy, E-Myth Worldwide, Michael E. Gerber Companies, since that time having served over 100,000 small business clients. And today launching “Beyond The E-Myth: The Evolution of an Enterprise: From a Company of One to a Company of 1,000!: The Course – The Program – The Book” – a revolutionary process to prepare a small company for acquisition by readying it to scale (Scale to Sale).

Episode 177: Michael Gerber - "The World's #1 Small Business Guru" (The E-Myth Revisited)

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“You must work ON the company to perfect the system IN the company."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Common themes within the best performers: They don't think about "me" They think about the puzzle... And what's missing from it  Steve Jobs, Apple.  Tom Watson, IBM. The importance on learning how to play the saxophone and having the desire to be the best in the world -- how that translated to success later in Michael's life
"I only teach people that want to become the best saxophone player in the world." Practice, Practice, Practice -- Doing it the right way. Having a plan The most important aspects for Michael's early success: Vision - You must believe that you can do something beyond what seems possible initially Discipline - You must practice A great coach - The importance of great mentors in our lives The agreement between coach/mentor and mentee at the beginning of the relationship is critical to the long term success Why McDonald's is the most successful small business on the planet
Working ON the store to perfect the system IN the store
Lesson: So can you. Go to work to prepare you company to scale and sell just like Ray Crock did The focus should be on the system (Starbucks, McDonald's) The eight steps to grow and scale Beyond the "E-myth"

“If you can't scale it, you can't sell it."

Continue Learning:

Michael's best selling book: The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It Follow Michael on Twitter: @MichaelEGerber  To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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176: Jeffrey Gitomer - Why Sales Is The Greatest Profession In The World

Nov 21, 2016 41:59

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Episode 176: Jeffrey Gitomer - Why Sales Is The Greatest Profession In The World

Jeffrey Gitomer is the author of The New York Times best sellers The Sales Bible, The Little Red Book of Selling, The Little Black Book of Connections, and The Little Gold Book of YES! Attitude. All of his books have been number one best sellers on Amazon.com, including Customer Satisfaction is Worthless, Customer Loyalty is Priceless, The Little Red Book of Sales Answers, The Little Green Book of Getting Your Way, The Little Platinum Book of Cha-Ching!, The Little Teal Book of Trust, Social BOOM!, and The Little Book of Leadership, and 21.5 Unbreakable Laws of Selling. Jeffrey’s books have appeared on best-seller lists more than 850 times and have sold millions of copies worldwide.

Episode 176: Jeffrey Gitomer - Why Sales Is The Greatest Profession In The World

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“Most sales are made after the 7th NO."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Common themes within the best performers: Great attitude Deep belief in themselves  Approachable and good sense of humor You like to hang out with them How to judge a great sales professional: Will you do business with them again? Will you refer them to friends/family Understanding the ethics of a sales professional Why sales is the greatest profession in the world The duty of the sales leader The Wells Fargo Fiasco Why Jeffrey was banned from USAir A live role play -- How Jeffrey sells books on a plane (he sells to me) Keys to successful cold-calling: Engaging, approachable, having a good time Why Jeffrey believes he's the greatest sales professional in the world Why new managers need to be trained/coached (A LOT) Jeffrey's process for speaking to large audiences Why Jeffrey prefers to drive a Lexus Using creativity to differentiate and dominate Saying thank you like John Ruhlin The process of learning from customers: Why it's absolutely vital to your success

“People don't like to be sold, but they love to buy."

Continue Learning:

Jeffrey's best-selling book: Little Red Book of Selling Jeffrey's book: Sales Bible See why over 110,000 people follow Jeffrey on Twitter: @gitomer To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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175: Michael Hyatt - How To Get Noticed In A Noisy World

Nov 14, 2016 46:25

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Episode 175: Michael Hyatt - How To Get Noticed In A Noisy World

For years, Michael Hyatt had people write and refer to him as their virtual mentor. His mission is to help high achievers win at work and succeed at life. Michael writes on personal development, leadership, productivity, and public influence.

He is the author of the New York Times best seller, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World. It is also a Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller. In addition, I am the founder of Platform University. Michael is also the co-author of the Wall Street Journal and USA Today best seller, Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want.

He is the founder and CEO of Michael Hyatt & Company, an online leadership development company. They help overwhelmed high achievers get the clarity, confidence, and tools they need to win at work and succeed at life.

Episode 175: Michael Hyatt - How To Get Noticed In A Noisy World

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“Being present at work is a strategic advantage."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Sustained excellence = People who have the ability to "lead themselves" and are disciplined in all aspects of life The power of taking a 2 week hiatus - Unplugged, reading novels, cognitive input, relationship building with family, sets the tank to FULL when you get back Doing 4 big launches per year -- all hands on deck, Being present at work and being present at home.  Being present is a strategic advantage. Having 5 daughters -- "The goal of parenting is to de-parent to help your child self-actualize" Studying James Altucher and Bill Murray and their approach to life Goal Setting -- Too many people set goals within their comfort zone.  We need to challenge our imagination Michael's book Platform: Get Noticed In A Noisy World and the impact it's had on so many His blog: Started in 2004. The first 4 years it only received 1,000 visitors/month. Now it gets 1,000,000/month Platform = "Deconstructs how to get heard" How he's built his company from 1 to 21 employees Having multiple revenue streams -- Speaking, Writing, Online Courses, Membership Site 5,000 members a month paying $37/month Why you need to "get started" "5 Days To Your Best Year Ever" Start a blog, podcast, vlog, newsletter Career advice: Be hyper responsive to people, have a "courage to act."  Always keep your word even when it's expensive. How his new book helps people get clarity about where they are going

“Tension is the enemy of performance."

Continue Learning:

Read Michael's book: Platform: Get Noticed In A Noisy World Newest book: Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want See why over 280,000 people follow Michael on Twitter: @MichaelHyatt To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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174: Jessica Tracy - Pride: The Secret To Human Success

Nov 10, 2016 50:44

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Episode 174: Jessica Tracy - Pride: The Secret To Human Success

Jessica Tracy is a professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, where she also directs the Emotion and Self Lab. Her research focuses on emotions and emotion expression, and especially on the self-conscious emotions of pride and shame. She has published over 80 journal articles, book chapters, edited volumes, and reviews, and her groundbreaking work on pride has been covered by hundreds of media outlets, including ABC’s Good Morning America, NPR’s All Things Considered, the New York Times, the Economist, and Scientific American. Tracy was born and raised in Washington, D.C., and now lives in Vancouver with her daughter and her partner.

Her book is: Take Pride: Why the Deadliest Sin Holds the Secret to Human Success. It has received rave reviews by some of the brightest minds in the world

Episode 174: Jessica Tracy - Pride: The Secret To Human Success

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“Good pride = Authentic.  Bad pride = Hubristic."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Jessica's initial interest in Pride - Started studying in grad school in 1999. Managing the challenge of others caring about us -- At an evolutionary level. We need authentic pride Sharing on social media - Pride in "likes" -- only posting the 5% best aspect of our lives It's a slippery slope caring too much what others think The "over sharers" on social media -- what it really means Lance Armstrong initially had authentic pride -- an incredible work ethic... Then is grew to hubristic pride and he doped/cheated JJ Watt -- Hubristic pride? The "log cabin" story Pride in the workplace - Power and Leadership Authentic Pride -- Leads to prestige Bosses: The "do what I tell you or you'll be fired" are bosses who have hubristic pride. Insecure, people dislike them and typically will quit. Prestigious leaders are well-liked and respected bosses. Secure in themselves Donald Trump = Hubristic pride The story of Dean Karnazes - successful businessman -- At 30 realized something was missing. Became a runner Good pride = Authentic.  Bad pride = Hubristic. Execution Common themes of excellence = Growth mindset -- Intrinsic goals vs money/fame

Continue Learning:

Read Jessica's book: Take Pride: Why The Deadliest Sin Holds The Secret To Human Success  Follow Jessica on Twitter: @ProfJessTracy To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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173: Jon Levy - The Science Of Adventure (The 2 AM Principle)

Nov 7, 2016 39:40

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Episode 173: Jon Levy - The Science Of Adventure (The 2 AM Principle)

Jon Levy is a behavior scientist, consultant, writer and keynote speaker best known for his work in the fields of Influence and Social Experience.

He created The “Influencers”, a private community and dining experience for tastemakers and industry leaders. Members range across all industries from well-known actors and Olympians, to executives at major companies and royalty. Influencers has received a fair share of media including stories in The New York Times, Forbes, Fast Company, The Observer, to name a few. Combining years of experience running Influencers and research, Jon has developed a deep understanding in designing social experiences and creating influencer programs for brands.

After years of studying what has become known as “The Science of Adventure”, Jon was able to discern that every adventurous experience follows a predictable four stage processes. Each stage has specific characteristics that, when applied, make the experience exciting. His newest book is titled The 2 Am Principle: Discover The Science of Adventure.

Episode 173: Jon Levy - The Science Of Adventure (The 2 AM Principle)

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“Your brain responds to novelty. If you want to have an exciting life, you need to get outside of your comfort zone."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Update on "The Influencers" -- In 8 cities, 2 countries, over 800 people hosted Why Jon visited every continent in 2015 Novelty - Your brain responds to it. How to create it... Why it's great to travel alone Travel - Do something remarkable with a level of perceived risk. It will bring growth How to live this lifestyle if you are married with kids... An example of an introvert traveling to Europe for the first time -- A "How To" guide to have a great time The Ben Franklin Effect... Stacking Favors The "IKEA" effect -- What it means and how it impacts all of us The "science of optimal anxiety" -- AKA Productive Discomfort.  Say yes to a lot of things to have a wealth of experiences E.P.I.C. Model of Adventure Establish - Put the right people and elements in place Push Boundaries - Growth, talk to strangers Increase - More Continue - End in style... Close the keynote with something memorable. Humans remember the peak and how it ends New ways to introduce yourself at conference - "I convince people to cook me dinner" George Lowenstein and his impact on Jon How to travel the world with little money

"Routine is the enemy of excitement." - Jon Levy

Continue Learning:

Read Jon's new book: The 2 AM Principle  Follow Jon on Twitter: @JonLevyTLB To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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172: Sarah Knight - The Life Changing Magic Of...

Nov 3, 2016 50:54

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Episode 172: Sarah Knight - The Life Changing Magic Of...

Warning: This episode contains a lot of graphic language. If you prefer episodes with only clean language, please skip this one.

Per Amazon.com: Sarah in her own words: "I'm a writer, editor, and recovering perfectionist. I spent fifteen years working in the New York publishing industry where I was privileged to edit talented authors such as Jessica Knoll, Gillian Flynn, Emily Nagoski, James Lee Burke, Chris Cleave, and many, many more. In 2015 I left it all behind in pursuit of more sunshine, less stress, and a daily abundance of pina coladas - moving with my husband from Brooklyn to the Dominican Republic. My first book, THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF NOT GIVING A F*CK, is an international bestseller.
My new book - another fun, profane guide to mental decluttering - is called GET YOUR SH*T TOGETHER. It will be published on December 27, 2016."

Episode 172: Sarah Knight - The Life Changing Magic Of...

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“If you don't take care of yourself first, then you won't be any good for others."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Work ethic, dedication to the goal, and "Getting up and doing the work" will lead to sustained excellence Why Sarah left an incredible career where she was "climbing the ladder" The year Sarah spent preparing to leave her corporate job Her work life at the moment: ghost write, edit, live in Dominican Republic Why it's important to have a long term plan if you're planning on leaving your current job How "The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up" inspired her The art of "mental decluttering" How to decide what matters most to you People Pleasing -- The "not sorry" method. Use honesty and be polite. "You must stop caring about what others think" Why "selfish" has become a 4 letter word The career checklist - Why Sarah dislikes it Street smarts vs. Book smarts -- Can be a false dichotomy Why she decided to move to the Dominican Republic with her husband How do you prioritize what's truly important? -- The "must-do" method Tim Urban's article: Why You Should Stop Caring What Other People Think  The fine line of being a friend and "not wanting to go to baby showers" -- Again, say No with honesty and be polite.

"You can't control what others think of you."

Continue Learning:

Read Sarah's book: The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck Follow Sarah on Twitter: @MCSnugz To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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171: Scott Berkun - Big Ideas For Curious Minds

Oct 31, 2016 59:53

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Episode 171: Scott Berkun - Big Ideas For Curious Minds

Scott Berkun is a bestselling author and popular speaker on creativity, philosophy, culture, business and many other subjects. He’s the author of six books, including  The Myths of Innovation,  Confessions of a Public Speaker, and The Year Without Pants. His work has appeared, or been mentioned, in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Guardian, Wired magazine, Forbes, USA Today, Wired, Fast Company, National Public Radio, The Huffington Post and other media.

Born and raised in Queens, NYC, he studied philosophy, computer science and design at CMU, was a manager at Microsoft (’94-’03) and WordPress.com (’10-’12), taught creativity at the University of Washington, was a co-host of CNBC’s The Business of Innovation TV show, is named on 5 U.S. patents, blogs for Harvard Business and BusinessWeek, and has appeared as an expert on various subjects on CNN, CNBC, NPR and MSNBC. He’s also the MC and speaker coach for Ignite Seattle, a finalist in the Amtrak 2014 writer’s residency program and the director of the short film We Make Seattle.

Episode 171: Scott Berkun - Big Ideas For Curious Minds 

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“The first tip to pitching well: Learn about the other persons environment"

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Having a sports background to learn a work ethic and set goals can lead to sustained excellence The process for Scott to quit his job at Microsoft to become a full time writer/author -- And why he did it Writing process #1 Don't chase headlines - Don't chase traffic... Write good content Write about evergreen topics that people will always want to read Consistently write and produce content  -- Stick to a rigorous schedule (he released work Tuesday & Thursday) Understand your habits over time -- Plan your day (when to wake up, eat, workout, write) The topics he covers when he gives a keynote speech: Innovation and creative thinking Management/Leadership Why he likes to prepare and not give the same speech over and over Time spent on preparing vs. delivering = 10x1... Meaning he spends 10 hours to give a 1 hour talk Teaching a creative thinking class at a University The importance of "combining ideas" "Passion is self perception of your interests... There is a need for self awareness" Self discovery --> You need to try different things/ideas Street smarts vs. Book smarts -- Can be a false dichotomy "How to call BS on a Guru" Have higher expectations How you read - Every chapter stop and plan for situations. Apply what would I do differently Read with a different intent Have a willingness to experiment Why Scott hates speed reading "How to pitch an idea" "How to run a brainstorming meeting" -- It's about volume. You must be very clear about intended results and action plans Have a good facilitator who says "Yes, and..."

"It's very important to understand that all ideas are made up of other ideas... We need to combine ideas like "Uber for Laundry.""

Continue Learning:

Read Scott's book: Mindfire: Big Ideas for Curious Minds  Read Scott's book: Confessions of a Public Speaker Follow Scott on Twitter: @berkun To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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170: Simon Sinek - Why "Together Is Better"

Oct 24, 2016 56:24

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Episode 170: Simon Sinek - Why "Together Is Better"

Simon Sinek sparked a movement with his bestsellers START WITH WHY and LEADERS EAT LAST. His newest book, Together Is Better, will inspire more readers to ask for help, help others, and discover their own courage through a charming story about change. Simon Sinek is an optimist. He teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. From members of Congress to foreign ambassadors, from small businesses to corporations like Microsoft and 3M, from Hollywood to the Pentagon, he has presented his ideas about the power of why. He has written two books, Leaders Eat Last and Start With Why and is quoted frequently by national publications. He was previously a guest on The Learning Leader Show, Episode #107 which remains one of the most popular episodes in the show's history... This one is even better.

Episode 170: Simon Sinek - Why "Together Is Better"

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“Most people live their lives by accident as it happens. Fulfillment comes when we live our lives on purpose."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

"We're social animals and we need each other" The goal is to find ourselves in a place that we dream to go to "Joy comes from relationships we form when we feel someone cares about us" Why The Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas is incredible (the people) Their employees love their jobs -- Why? Their managers constantly work to make the employees lives better Why you must be a student of leadership Often times someone gets promoted based on current performance, but they are rarely trained on how to lead.  Leaders must take time off to regularly train on leading others. Most don't unfortunately. "All the best leaders I know are students of leadership." Execution: The leaders are responsible for the people who are responsible for the results. It's a human job. Consistency and intensity. Daily practice of little things (ie. ban phones in meetings, instead of people texting and email, they will talk) Need to know what we stand for and what we are against Why Jack Welch is a bad leader "Jack Welch is a blight on the business world. GE needed a $300B bailout." - Simon Sinek Being willing to say "I don't know." Having the courage to speak up when you don't know. Ask questions. "Courage is not a deep internal fortitude. When we feel someone cares about us, we're able to make courageous decisions." How Simon started his business as a consultant How his TEDx Talk changed his life Why successful athletes suffer from depression "People come first... Winning is second." - John Wooden Why you must know your "why." What you're a part of...

"Leadership: It's a human job. The daily practice of little things. Consistency and intensity."

Continue Learning:

Read Simon's newest Book: Together Is Better Follow Simon on Twitter: @simonsinek To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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169: Amelia Boone - How The Best Obstacle Racer In The World Embraces Pain

Oct 20, 2016 58:06

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Episode 169: Amelia Boone - How The Best Obstacle Racer In The World Embraces Pain

Amelia Boone is a full-time corporate attorney and probably the world's most decorated obstacle racer. Since the sport's inception five years ago, she's amassed more than 30 victories and 50 podiums. Career highlights include:

• 3x winner of the World's Toughest Mudder (2012, 2014, 2015)
• Spartan Race World Champion 2013
• Spartan Race Points Series Champion (2013 & 2015)
• 3x Death Race Finisher (Winter 2012, Summer 2012, Summer 2013)

When Amelia's not out on an obstacle course, you'll find her nurturing a budding ultra running obsession, working as a full-time attorney, or watching wrestling pay-per-views. Most likely with a box of Pop-Tarts or a bag of ketchup chips in hand. (Bio from AmeliaBooneRacing.com)

Episode 169: Amelia Boone - How The Best Obstacle Racer In The World Embraces Pain

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“For me, pain is something we shouldn't be afraid of. I feel most alive doing that."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

High level performers have an innate drive, self-motivated, constantly striving to get better Can it be learned? Yes.  Need to find what it is inside of you that drives you. Cultivate it. Create routines and schedules to sustain excellence How Amelia is able to be a full time attorney working for Apple AND the best obstacle racer in the world The importance of prioritizing and eliminating what doesn't matter. Set your life up to eliminate time wasters -- (ie. She moved very close to her office at Apple in order to avoid wasting time with a long commute) Her morning routine - Wake up at 4:00 am and train: "If I don't train, then nothing feels right." How has racing impacted life as an attorney: Why having a full schedule helps her. Creates the need for focus and forces Amelia to do it How Amelia creates the best version of herself The difference between competing with yourself vs competing with others What her relationship is like with other racers? She is friendly but knows she is the target that everyone wants to beat How she's able to regularly beat everyone in a race (men and women) Dealing with an injury from over-training (broken femur) How the injury has changed her -- 
Creating her ability to be happy for the success of others Dealing with Identity issues Prior to the injury, she found herself caught in the cycle of "What happens if I don't win?" She's learned there is more to life than winning and losing How does Amelia deal with the immense pain during a 24 hour race? Compartmentalize ("Make it to the next obstacle... then the next"). If "you're really in the pain cave, then focus on others. Talk to other racers, volunteers. Get your mind off of it." People who have sustained excellence have a remarkable ability to pivot. They always find a way to be successful regardless of what they are doing. "What can you be the best at right now?" What is success? What is happiness? What's the best? The Barkley Marathons - Why Amelia will be the first female to finish the race Why you should not avoid pain. "For me, pain is something we shouldn't be afraid of. I feel most alive doing that." We've created a world we there is no pain. That's not healthy." Her pre race process - Night before there are nerves. The day of: logical and methodical approach to planning everything for the race. Then zone out, be by herself and think. Be thankful, humble, and fortunate to be there. How to enjoy the process and not just focus on the results "There has never been a better time to start something than right now." Adding something new can make you more efficient. Amelia became a racer at age 28. "The key to life is being a lifelong learner"

"I've always wanted to be the best version of myself. If I don't train, nothing seems right."

Continue Learning:

Watch documentary that featured Amelia: Rise Of The Sufferfests Follow Amelia on Twitter: @ameliaboone To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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168: Mark Sisson - How To Become A Fat Burning Beast

Oct 17, 2016 01:04:03

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Episode 168: Mark Sisson - How To Become A Fat Burning Beast

Mark Sisson is a former elite endurance athlete who has made health and fitness his life’s work. In his younger days, he was on the track toward medical school for a while , but he got detoured by a different track—literally—and a dream of making the US Olympic team for the marathon. As the decades passed, he realized that his calling was as an independent researcher, critical thinker, motivator, and communicator—to get people to take responsibility for their health and fitness.

Mark's mission is to change the lives of 100 million people with his Primal Blueprint movement and where he blogs at Mark's Daily Apple. 

 

Episode 168: Mark Sisson - How To Become A Fat Burning Beast

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“Your body will learn to burn fat if the glucose (sugar) is not there. Your body doesn't know if it's eaten bread or skittles."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Common themes in people who sustain excellence: Their ability to deal with stress Mark's health philosophy: Fresh, nutrient dense, high antioxidant, preferably locally grown/naturally raised food choices Daily activity—whether it’s the gym or a walk along the beach, it all counts Plenty of quality sleep, sun exposure, play, and intellectual stimulation Avoid all sweets and sweetened beverages. Once you break free, they lose their allure Time for fun—don’t take anything too seriously Ethical behavior—because what goes around comes around Taking responsibility for yourself and your life—openness to new things and ideas The importance of gaining muscle mass How we screw up our diet at birth We must get away from a sugar based life Eat meat, fish, seeds, nuts -- You'll be better at burning fat Have walking meetings, use a stand up desk, use a treadmill desk It is imperative that we get sunlight on a regular basis How do you become a fat burning beast? Carbohydrates create glucose, body burns it and stores fat. Don't eat pasta, cereal, bread, or crackers The body will burn fat if glucose is not there Why Mark is never hungry for breakfast Why you should get rid of grains Sugar is evil Mark's thought on "cheat days" The NY Times story discussing the scientist who were paid to say that fat was bad and sugar was okay How to maintain this lifestyle if you regularly travel Discussing vegans -- The success comes from what you give up more than what you eat A typical day in the life of Mark - Food eaten, workouts done, business meetings The 10 Primal Blueprint Laws

"I will teach you how to become a fat burning beast."

Continue Learning:

Read Mark's Book: The Primal Blueprint Follow Mark on Twitter: @Mark_Sisson To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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167: Robert Cialdini - The Godfather of Influence

Oct 13, 2016 39:45

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Episode 167: Robert Cialdini - The Godfather of Influence

Harvard Business Review lists Dr. Cialdini’s research in “Breakthrough Ideas for Today’s Business Agenda.” Influence has been listed on the “New York Times Business Best Seller List.” Fortune Magazine lists Influence in their “75 Smartest Business Books.”CEO Read lists Influence in their “100 Best Business Books of All Time.”

Dr. Robert Cialdini has spent his entire career researching the science of influence earning him an international reputation as an expert in the fields of persuasion, compliance, and negotiation.

His books including, Influence: Science & Practice, are the result of decades of peer-reviewed research on why people comply with requests.Influence has sold over 3 million copies, is a New York Times Bestseller and has been published in over 30 languages. His new book, Pre-Suasion:  A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade, published by Simon & Schuster, quickly became a Wall Street Journal and a New York Times Bestseller.

Because of the world-wide recognition of Dr. Cialdini’s cutting edge scientific research and his ethical business and policy applications, he is frequently regarded as the “Godfather of influence.”

Episode 167: Robert Cialdini - The Godfather of Influence

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“Give people a reputation to live up to."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Empathy is one of the most important characteristics of a great leader (Warren Buffett & Charlie Munger) A 20 year gap in books written... Why? Dr. Cialdini wanted to have sufficient research for Pre-Suasion How the process of "Pre-Suading" happens -- A story shared Story of a business partner who screwed up -- How he primed him by saying "I hate when this happens to nice guys like you" When you receive a job offer, ask for advice from your mentors -- Their response might surprise you When you ask for advice, you develop a partnership  and you collaborate.  That person becomes part of your and your success The proper way to start every interview (when you are being interviewed): "I would like for you to answer a couple questions for me before we start... Why did you want me here? Why am I great for this role?"  This will prime the interviewer to share positives about you. They will work to prove themselves right (about what they said of you) throughout the rest of the interview. The art of priming  -- People want to prove themselves right How to get a raise or a promotion? When people are uncertain or fear they will lose you (assuming you provide value), they likely fear losses more than achieving gains.  It benefits the organization to hold on to (and it's cheaper) great talent. Reciprocity - Why should a man give flowers at the beginning of a date? Unity - Donald Trump claims to be an outsider -- "We're in this together as outsiders. We are the same group." It resonates with people and creates unity. The Beijing Restaurant experiment The profession of selling -- The new way of thinking: How to create trust = Start with a weakness of your product. Warren Buffett does this better than anyone Great leaders need to be effective inside an organization Learnt the power of asking for advice

"We are in this together. We are of the same group."

Continue Learning:

Read Dr. Cialdini's classic book: Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion  Read Dr. Cialdini's newest book: Pre-Suasion Follow Bob on Twitter: @RobertCialdini To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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166: Charles Duhigg - How To Create Habits Using Mental Models

Oct 10, 2016 41:46

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Episode 166: Charles Duhigg - How To Create Habits Using Mental Models

Charles Duhigg, is a reporter for The New York Times, and the best selling author of multiple books, including  The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better. They about the science of habit formation in our lives, companies and societies.

He's worked at the Times since 2006. His latest series focused on Apple and was named “The iEconomy.” It won a Pulitzer prize for explanatory reporting in 2013.

He studied history at Yale and received an MBA from Harvard Business School. He's appeared on This American Life, N.P.R., The Newshour with Jim Lehrer, and Frontline.  Details on his newest book, Smarter Faster Better: a fascinating book that explores the science of productivity, and why managing how you think is more important than what you think—with an appendix of real-world lessons to apply to your life.
At the core of Smarter Faster Better are eight key productivity concepts—from motivation and goal setting to focus and decision making—that explain why some people and companies get so much done. Drawing on the latest findings in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral economics—as well as the experiences of CEOs, educational reformers, four-star generals, FBI agents, airplane pilots, and Broadway songwriters—this painstakingly researched book explains that the most productive people, companies, and organizations don’t merely act differently.

Episode 166: Charles Duhigg - How To Create Habits Using Mental Models

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“Lorne Michaels creates  psychological safety."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Common themes of sustained excellence = Creating a habit of thinking deeply It's possible to be busy all the time and never accomplish anything Having "contemplative routines" -- Habits, priorities.  Michael Lewis is a great example -- He's always finding great stories There is a diversity in how people succeed It's very easy to be reactive -- The brain prefers this The most successful people take time to think -- Needs in life change The art of pairing stretch goals with SMART goals.  Structure.  Write this down Specific Measurable Achievable Realistic Timeline Every morning creates a new to do list -- Stretch goals are most important There are practices in order to be productive and practices to be happy 2 Categories What you have What is going to happen Mentals Models -- The stories we tell ourselves prior to the event happening "what are all the things that could possibly go wrong on this flight?" Nurses in a NICU -- Very easy to be overcome with details Saturday Night Live Everyone gets to speak in equal proportion People show each other who is listening There is a psychological safety in their approach Lorne Michaels forces this safety The power of story telling

"There is a diversity in how people succeed.  That's why thinking is so important."

Continue Learning:

Read Chris's Book: Smarter Faster Better Follow Charles on Twitter: @cduhigg To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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165: Chris Voss - Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It

Oct 6, 2016 59:39

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Episode 165: Chris Voss - Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It

Chris Voss is the Founder and CEO of the Black Swan Group Ltd and author of Never Split The Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It. He has used his many years of experience in international crisis and high-stakes negotiations to develop a unique program and team that applies these globally proven techniques to the business world.

Prior to 2008, Chris was the lead international kidnapping negotiator for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well as the FBI’s hostage negotiation representative for the National Security Council’s Hostage Working Group. During his government career, he also represented the U.S. Government at two international conferences sponsored by the G-8 as an expert in kidnapping. He was the case agent on such cases as TERRSTOP (the Blind Sheikh Case – Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman), the TWA Flight 800 catastrophe and negotiated the surrender of the first hostage taker to give up in the Chase Manhattan bank robbery hostage taking.

During Chris’s 24 year tenure in the Bureau, he was trained in the art of negotiation by not only the FBI but Scotland Yard and Harvard Law School. He is also a recipient of the Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement and the FBI Agents Association Award for Distinguished and Exemplary Service.

Chris currently teaches business negotiation in the MBA program as an adjunct professor at University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.  He has taught business negotiation at Harvard University, guest lectured at The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, The IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland and The Goethe School of Business in Frankfurt, Germany. Since 2009 Christopher has also worked with Insite Security as their Managing Director of the Kidnapping Resolution Practice.

Episode 165: Chris Voss - Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It

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“Every single question you ask will trigger an emotional response on the other side."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

"Active Listening" leads to being a great negotiator
"In a 2 hour conversation, there will be solid gold" There is always a difference in the literal truth and the actual truth Why you cannot be scared to look stupid by not asking clarifying questions How spending 24 years in the FBI, and negotiating over 150 kidnappings have developed his incredible ability
International kidnappings are bargaining... Commodities  "Leaders and Learners ask and they follow through" When closing a big business deal, terms and conditions are typically more important than the price: Try not to talk dollars until the very end.  Satisfaction and peace of mind is what closes most deals How to develop trust and peace of mind -- Predictability with trust "Be a mirror" -- How to quickly establish rapport: 1 to 3 words repeating with the other says Why Howard Stern is one of the best interviewers in the world... He gets people to share things they would never normally say How to negotiate better terms when discussing a job offer -- Thinking long term vs. short term -- Insist on being part of projects that help the long term success of the company. Create your value "What makes you ask?" What's the question behind the question? The Jeff Schilling kidnapping -- A $10m pricetage -- Using "That's right" to create a bonding moment and get Jeff back The D.C. Snipers - Chris shares his involvement with that negotiation How to spot liars... How to guarantee execution, what questions to use at what times Liars use more words (typically) than people telling the truth to justify their story (their lie) The 7-38-55 percent rule When should you use the other persons first name and when it's too much How to coach emotional intelligence skills

"Leaders and Learners ask and they follow through"

Continue Learning:

Read Chris's Book: Never Split The Difference Follow Chris on Twitter: @VossNegotiation To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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164: Jonathan Fields - How To Live A Good Life

Oct 3, 2016 47:11

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Episode 164: Jonathan Fields - How To Live A Good Life

Jonathan Fields currently runs mission-driven media and education venture, Good Life Project®, where he and his team lead a global community in the quest to live more meaningful, connected and vital lives. They produce a top-rated podcast and video-series with millions of listens and views in more than 150 countries, where Jonathan regularly shares conversations with the world’s leading voices, like Sir Ken Robinson, Elizabeth Gilbert, Milton Glaser, Brene Brown, Gretchen Rubin and hundreds more.

He's also a best-selling author.  His latest book is titled How To Live A Good Life: Soulful Stories, Surprising Science, and Practical Wisdom

Jonathan is regularly featured in the media, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, FastCompany, Inc., Entrepreneur, USA Today, Real Simple, HOW, O Magazine, Self, Outside, Slate, Vogue, Elle, Allure, SELF, Yoga Journal, CNBC, Fox News, Today Show, PBS Nightly Business Report.

Episode 164: Jonathan Fields - How To Live A Good Life

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“A leader is someone who is willing to own not just the result, but the process."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

What does it mean to live a good life? 
Being completely unique Immersing self with activities that fill you up A sense of connection How do you "help people live better lives?" The origin story of "Good Life Project" -- The manifestation of what it means to live a good life
A conscious entrepreneur -- Launch, build, sold multiple companies Key blog post - Year in reflection of 2011. 40 pages: 
10 Commandments of Epic Business How do you do something you love for a living? Just starting... Run experiments. The key is starting. Having an annual gathering -- Camp GLP What it's like working full time with your spouse on your business Going to law school --> Being an entrepreneur --> Sold first business while in college Being a lawyer for the government vs. life as an entrepreneur A leader is someone who is willing to own now just the result, but the process. WOOP = Wish, Outcome, Obstacle, Process Newest book... Why write it? What is it? A distillation of years of incredible conversations with teachers who are living it. Learning from those teachers sharing extremely actionable advice. The ideal person to read "How To Live A Good Life" -- Someone who is in their middle years of their life, busy people who are ready to take more control "Living Creed" -- "What do I believe is possible?"  "What do I believe is important?" "Tell your story... Not someone else's"

“What do I believe is possible? What do I believe is important?"

Continue Learning:

Read Jonathan's Book: "How To Live A Good Life" See why over 60,000 people follow Jonathan on Twitter: @jonathanfields  To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

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163: Amy Trask - Former NFL CEO: "You Negotiate Like A Girl"

Sep 29, 2016 30:16

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“No matter your industry, don't build walls: Communicate, Cooperate, Collaborate, Coordinate."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

"To thine own self be true" -- Be yourself, focus on working hard and forging your own path As a graduate student, Amy cold called the Raiders asking for an unpaid internship 14 years later, she was hired as the CEO of the team The key was looking for projects to be part of (even if she wasn't initially chosen to do it) and add value to it Approaching work with an intense curiosity - Amy learned every role within the Raiders -- Even stuffing envelopes the proper way Learn about all parts of the overall business, not just what you do Amy was hired to work on contracts, but she ended up doing many different roles "Don't ever view something as "Not My Responsibility" - If you see it's a problem, then fix it" The day to day life of a CEO of an NFL team The Four C's To A Successful Career - Communicate, Cooperate, Collaborate, Coordinate "The only people not making mistakes are the ones who aren't trying" "You Negotiate Like A Girl" - Why use that title? Amy has operated without regard to gender her entire career The original title for her book was "Without Regard" Keys to being a great negotiator: You must find out what's important to each party... Some of the issues will be of no importance (let the opposing party have what is important to them if it's not important to you) "The best deals were forged when sitting alongside someone collaborating." No posturing, no lying -- Tell the truth Openly share what's important -- Create transparency

“To thine own self be true"

Continue Learning:

Read Amy's Book: You Negotiate Like A Girl  To Follow Amy on Twitter: @AmyTrask To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

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162: Adnan Virk - ESPN Broadcaster: Why You Should Always Say Yes

Sep 26, 2016 01:01:30

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Episode 162: Adnan Virk - ESPN Broadcaster: Why You Should Always Say Yes

Adnan Virk works for ESPN. He is the first Muslim Sports anchor to be hired by ESPN. Adnan is one of the most versatile talents in all of ESPN. He is one of three main anchors for Baseball Tonight. In the baseball off-season, he has hosted SportsCenter and Outside the Lines. He is known as someone who will always say "yes" when a leader calls and asks him to fill in. He has filled in for Keith Olbermann, Mike and Mike, SVP & Russilo, and many others. He is a "cinephile." Adnan has an immense love for film, regularly picks the Oscars, and does movie reviews on radio and TV. Recently, he started his own podcast titled, "Cinephile - The Adnan Virk Movie Podcast." He interviews actors and reviews movies.  Some of his guests have been: Robert DeNiro (that story is discussed in depth on this episode), Viggo Mortensen, Denis Leary, Will Arnett, and more. His love (and knowledge) of movies is evident during this conversation.

Episode 162: Adnan Virk - ESPN Broadcaster: Why You Should Always Say Yes

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“You will always have a job if you can do a lot of things. But you REALLY get paid if you can do one thing extremely well." - Mike Greenberg

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

The Top 5 Tom Hanks movies (we respectfully disagree but had fun discussing) The reason he became a sportscaster How he got his job at ESPN Why he chose to study Broadcasting in college Where his love of film came from Originally wanting to be a director and the moment when he realized he should do something else (and why) What he learned writing his first script -- "You have to be economical with your words" The impact his movie knowledge had on his co-workers at ESPN -- And opportunities it created for him Being a "generalist" -- How and why it's helped him Movie Reviews - Big, Top Gun, Rounders, Cast Away "You will always have a job if you can do a lot of things. But you really get paid if you can do one thing extremely well." His interview preparation process A great Robert DeNiro story - Meeting him, interviewing him, and what happened after it was over The greatest part about having a podcast Understanding the goals you have for each interview -- Having a plan Have to be prepared Research (a lot) Be prepared to go anywhere "Whenever there is an opening, always show up. Always be there for your boss. Be known as the person who says yes when your boss calls. Don't tell them about the trouble it takes you to say yes, just do it. Show up."

“Whatever your passion is... You have to find it. And do it. You need new challenges and goals to be entertained."

Continue Learning:

To Listen to his podcast: Cinephile: The Adnan Virk Movie Podcast To Follow Adnan on Twitter: @adnanESPN To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

The Learning Leader Show is supported by Daor Design - Daor Design will help you build your brand like nobody’s business. Most of their work falls into one of four categories: Logo Design, Print Design, Web Design or Digital Marketing. They pride themselves in being a trusted, valued resource for their growing family of clients.

161: Hank Fortener - "The 5 Chapters Of Your Life"

Sep 22, 2016 44:22

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Episode 161: Hank Fortener - "The 5 Chapters Of Your Life"

Hank Fortener saw the transformational power of adoption when his parents gave forever homes to eight kids from eight different countries and fostered 36 children while he was a boy.

Because of this, Hank created Adopt Together. AdoptTogether.org is the world's first crowd funding site for adoption. In the first 4 years, AdoptTogether.org has helped over 2,000 families raise over $8.5M to cover adoption expenses and bring their children home. Hank also speaks on the topics of leadership and teaming. He has spoken to companies such as: Sony Entertainment, Cardinal Health, Cornerstone On Demand, and a host of others. He has a podcast titled, "Typically Hazardous." Hank lives in Los Angeles with his wife Sueann and two daughters Cora and Charlotte. Hank also loves two dollar bills, great ideas, and good coffee. He currently is on tour with Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato. Had had the privilege of speaking at TEDx on "How To Use The Internet To Solve World Problems."

Episode 161: Hank Fortener - "The 5 Chapters Of Your Life"

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“What are the five chapters you want in your life?"

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

A person who is "drunk in everything about their life" who has great, healthy relationships will lead to sustaining excellence The importance of consistency -- "It's the only thing that has emerged to help me be successful" How to be more consistent - Set up tools (Evernote), Write 10 ideas per day (via James Altucher) Balancing his four main points of emphasis right now: Writing a book, podcast, running his non-profit, World Adoption Day Most excited about? Building a one of a kind type of platform -- "Creating the life I want" Currently hosting a pre-show on Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato's tour -- How it came about What are the 5 chapters you want in you life? -- Write them out Write previous chapters in your life that you liked and didn't liked Why he doesn't do well with a boss, but also why he is not a good solo entrepreneur -- He needs a team 3 Keys To Being a Fantastic Leader Generous - Volunteer connections, energy, and compliments Trust - Character, and Honesty Overwhelmingly accessible - You must be there for those that you lead "You must show up" How "World Adoption Day" came about Scott Harrison - Charity Water CEO is involved The "Seth Godin" approach - Pitch 10 people - If it comes back, it's good. The significance of a hand with a smiley face The process for "creating a day" with the United Nations Why adoption? His family fostered 36 children. 19 million children don't have lead parents. He grew up with 8 adopted brothers and sisters Why as the lead you must be "the first in and last out"

“Ultimately, being consistent has led to long term success."

Continue Learning:

Read About: World Adoption Day Follow Hank on Twitter: @HankFortener To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

Did you enjoy the podcast?

If you enjoyed hearing Hank Fortener on the show, please don’t hesitate to send me a note on Twitter or email me.

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

The Learning Leader Show is supported by Daor Design - Daor Design will help you build your brand like nobody’s business. Most of their work falls into one of four categories: Logo Design, Print Design, Web Design or Digital Marketing. They pride themselves in being a trusted, valued resource for their growing family of clients.

160: Liz Wiseman - Why Lack Of Experience Is Your Advantage

Sep 19, 2016 58:12

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Episode 160: Liz Wiseman - Why Lack Of Experience Is Your Advantage

Liz Wiseman teaches leadership to executives and emerging leaders around the world. She is the President of The Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm headquartered in Silicon Valley. Some of her recent clients include: Apple, Disney, eBay/PayPal, Facebook, GAP, Google, Microsoft, Nike, Roche, Salesforce.com, and Twitter. Liz has been listed on the Thinkers50 ranking and named as one of the top 10 leadership thinkers in the world and recipient of the 2016 ATD Champion of Talent Award.

She is the author of three best-selling books: Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work, Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter and The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools. She has conducted significant research in the field of leadership and collective intelligence and writes for Harvard Business Review and Fortune and her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Inc. and Time magazines. She is a frequent guest lecturer at BYU, and Stanford University.

A former executive at Oracle Corporation, she worked over the course of 17 years as the Vice President of Oracle University and as the global leader for Human Resource Development. During her tenure at Oracle, she led several major global initiatives and has worked and traveled in over 40 countries.

Liz holds a Bachelors degree in Business Management and a Masters of Organizational Behavior from Brigham Young University. Liz lives in Menlo Park, California with her husband and four children who share her over-active curiosity and sense of adventure. (Bio from thewisemangroup.com) (Picture from thinkers50.com)

Episode 160: Liz Wiseman - Why Lack Of Experience Is Your Advantage

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“The leaders job is to pull out the greatness around them."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Having an outward orientation and thinking beyond yourself will lead to sustained excellence Liz describes a "genius vs a genius maker" "The leaders job is to pull out greatness around them. They are past themselves." Larry Ellison is a prime example of a leader who pulls out the greatness in others How to earn the trust of the CEO Why learning beats knowing Only 15% of what we know today will be relevant 5 years from now Why lack of experience is your advantage Career advice to younger workers: "Don't try to replicate someone else. Don't be a "Steve Jobs wannabe" -- Be yourself Managers need to understand the value of rookies The disciplines of a "multiplier vs a diminsher" Signs you've reached a plateau in your career: Things are running smoothly You have "ready answers" You're getting positive feedback all the time You're the mentor You're busy but bored You start to play it safe Diminisher = Energy killer, puts a blanket on new ideas Multiplier = They use their own intelligence to amplify and help others grow and succeed A Diminsher is A trophy collector... Treats talented employees like trophies (until they leave) A tyrant... A creator of stress A "know it all" A Multiplier is A talent magnet... People grow around multipliers and other great leaders flow to them A liberator... They give space A challenger... They invite people to do hard things. They get comfortable inviting others to be uncomfortable. They create a warm environment. Someone who creates a safe environment for intellectual curiosity and creates stretch

“Don't be intimidated by what you don't know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else." - Sara Blakely

Continue Learning:

Read: Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing In The New Game Of Work Read: Multipliers: How The Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter To Follow Henry on Twitter: @LizWiseman To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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