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The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk

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.

Episodes

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

Show Notes:

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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Follow Tyler on Twitter: @tylercowen Read: Stubborn Attachments Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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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Follow Seth's writing on Twitter: @ThisIsSethsBlog Read: This Is Marketing Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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

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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." 

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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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Follow Danny on Twitter: @DannyIny Read: Leveraged Learning Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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)

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"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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Follow James on Twitter: @JamesClear Read: Atomic Habits Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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"

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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."

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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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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."

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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."

Social Media:

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."

Social Media:

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.

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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."

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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:

Read: Don't Give Up On Me 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

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"

Social Media:

Read: Unbeatable Mind Follow Mark on Twitter: @MarkDivine Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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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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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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."

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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

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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."

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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

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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

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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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The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk

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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The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk:

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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The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk

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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The Learning Leader Show

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."

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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."

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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 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."

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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."

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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?"

 

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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 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

 

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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 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.

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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

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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

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.

 

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:

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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

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

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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

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

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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."

Continue Learning:

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"

Continue Learning:

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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"

Continue Learning:

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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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Follow Derek on Twitter: @DKThomp Read: Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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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

Continue Learning:

Follow Rhone on Twitter: @rhone Follow Nate on Twitter: @natechecketts 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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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."

Continue Learning:

Follow Erik on Twitter: @ErikWahl Read: The Spark and The Grind Read: Unthink: Rediscover Your Creative Genius 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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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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Follow Carey on Twitter: @CareyLohrenz Read: Fearless Leadership Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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

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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:

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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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"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

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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

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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 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?"

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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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

The Learning Leader Show is supported by  Mizzen and Main: Performance fabric menswear. The most comfortable/durable dress shirts you will find on the market. I personally own 22 of them. To get free shipping, use the code "ryanhawk" -- To get $50 off when you purchase three shirts, use the code "ryanhawk3" -- Thank you for your support!

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

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Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

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

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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.

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

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Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

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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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Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

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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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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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Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

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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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Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

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

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Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

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159: Henry Ward & Josh Merrill - CEO of eShares: How To Hire, Manage, & Lead

Sep 15, 2016 52:46

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Episode 159: Henry Ward & Josh Merrill - CEO of eShares: How To Hire, Manage, & Lead

Henry Ward is the CEO of eShares. Josh Merrill leads product and Marketing at eShares

Hiring Principles:

Hiring means we failed to execute and need help

Startup employee effectiveness follows a power law

False Positives are okay, False Negatives are not

Culture is defined by who we hire

Hiring Heuristics:

Hire for Strength vs Lack of Weakness

Hire for Trajectory vs Experience

Hire Doers vs Tellers

Hire Learners vs Experts

Hire Different vs Similar

Always pass on ego

Episode 159: Henry Ward & Josh Merrill - CEO of eShares: How To Hire, Manage, & Lead

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“The success of a company is the sum of the people in it."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Patience, long term thinking, and understanding that your success will be determined by the people you surround yourself with will lead to sustained excellence Product focused and understanding "The Artist's Dilemma" The best produce it for themselves How eShares was created Why their partnership works so well What Josh feels Henry doesn't do well (Interesting moment!) Why don't more companies publicly share what they believe in? eShares hiring process Why you shouldn't hire someone because they are a "culture fit" Why you shouldn't have performance plans -- Once you've deemed the person is not working, then fire them immediately Hiring for trajectory vs. experience How it's similar to the LA Rams drafting Jared Goff with their #1 pick... Being patient to develop him How should you grade employees? Don't... Teach them to grade themselves. Don't give people a number grade -- "How am I doing?" "You're doing a 2." How to fire someone: Give sincere explanation for why Don't make it one-sided Help them with what's next Be intrigued about what you do -- "eShares is a learning experience for me. I'm doing things I've never done before"

“False positives are okay. False negatives are not."

Continue Learning:

Read his Henry's posts on Medium: medium.com/@henrysward To Follow Henry on Twitter: @henrysward To Follow Josh on Twitter: @josh_io To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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

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If you enjoyed hearing Henry Ward and Josh Merrill 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.

158: Amy Jo Martin - How To Build Engagement, Trust, & Serotonin

Sep 12, 2016 44:57

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Episode 158: Amy Jo Martin - How To Build Engagement, Trust, & Serotonin

Amy Jo Martin, author of New York Times best-seller Renegades Write the Rules, founded Digital Royalty in 2009 to help corporations, celebrities and sports entities humanize their brands online through social communication channels. Amy Jo has worked closely with world-renowned brands such as Hilton Worldwide, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Shaquille O’Neal to successfully humanize their presence. Her motto: humans connect with humans, not logos.

Amy Jo herself has a social media following of more than a 1.1 million people and was named the third most powerful woman on Twitter by Forbes. Amy Jo believes the future of technology is the future of humanity. She conducts clinical research studies and travels the world to speak about this topic and many other topics. She recently spoke an audience of 10,000 people.

In 2012 Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com, and Baron Davis, NBA player, invested in Amy Jo and her company. After a successful seven-year run as the Founder & CEO of Digital Royalty and growing the business globally into ten different countries, Amy Jo recently exited the company.

As a young female building her career in male-centric industries, Amy Jo has developed a passion for helping women thrive in business leadership. She is currently spending her time researching the relationship between technology and humanity. She is also investing in other female entrepreneurs so they can reach their full potential.

Amy Jo is also a contributor to news outlets including the Harvard Business Review and Sports Business Journal. She has been featured in top-tier media outlets including Vanity Fair, TIME, Forbes, The New York Times, Fast Company, ESPN SportsCenter, USA Today, MSNBC and Newsweek.

Client portfolio includes: Hilton Worldwide, Shaquille O’Neal, Motorola, FOX Sports, The X-Factor, Chicago White Sox, UFC and Dana White, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Los Angeles Kings, Jabbawockeeez, Doubletree by Hilton, Tony Hsieh CEO of Zappos.com, Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, KC Royals and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Episode 158: Amy Jo Martin - How To Build Engagement, Trust, & Serotonin

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“Don't focus on the number of followers... Focus on the connection you are making with your followers."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Having an innate curiosity and learning from failure will lead to sustained excellence How Tony Hseih and "The Rock" have helped Amy Jo learn about leadership The art of asking questions -- The Tony Hseih approach Creating an online business -- How she did it and how to grow it Not focusing on the number of followers, but the manner in which Amy Jo engages with them Listening more than talking How to figure out your value The power of a positive outlook How to boost serotonin (it's contagious) The importance of mindfulness "The unfollow exercise" How she built her large Twitter following -- engagement Why she wanted to start her own podcast "Why Not Now?" Definition of her success? Identifying your purpose, passion, and skill A series of experiments including living on a boat

“Serotonin is contagious"

Continue Learning:

READ her book: Renegades Write The Rules See why over 1.15 million people follow Amy Jo on Twitter: @AmyJoMartin To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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

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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.

157: Chris Zook - The Founders Mentality: A Bias For Action & Front Line Obsession

Sep 8, 2016 53:24

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Episode 157: Chris Zook - The Founders Mentality: A Bias For Action & Front Line Obsession

Chris Zook is a partner in Bain & Company's Boston office. He was co-head of the Global Strategy practice for 20 years. During his more than 25 years at Bain, Chris has specialized in helping companies find new sources of profitable growth.

A best-selling author, Chris published his fifth book,The Founder's Mentality in 2016. Based on a decade-long study of companies in more than 40 countries, The Founder's Mentality shows how leaders can overcome the predictable crises of growth and set their companies on a path of sustainable growth. Chris has been a featured broadcast guest, including NPR, CNBC, Fox News and Bloomberg TV. He has been a keynote speaker at a wide range of international and business forums including the World Economic Forum, the World Knowledge Forum, the Forbes' CEO Conference, the BusinessWeek CEO Conference, the Economist Summit and Endeavour’s entrepreneur summits. In the last five years, he has done over 500 talks and workshops across more than 35 different countries.

Episode 157: Chris Zook - The Founders Mentality: A Bias For Action & Front Line Obsession

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“The leaders who have a deep intellectual curiosity to continuously learn" will sustain excellence over an extended period of time"

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Having a burning intensity and passion around a topic/cause and a love of the details will lead to sustained excellence Walter Chrysler was a great example of this.. -- Also Phil Knight (Nike), Elon Musk (Tesla, SpaceX) The importance of a "deep intellectual curiosity to learn" Front Line Obsession - Do you treat your front line sales and customer service employees as the heroes of the business? Do you do whatever it takes to support them? Customer Advocacy - Do you relentlessly try to create loyalty with your customers? Is the voice of the customer fully represented in all important meetings? An Owner's mindset: A bias for action - Making decisions with speed. Quick to take on personal responsibility and risk to do the right thing An aversion to bureaucracy - Have you simplified your initiatives to focus on the biggest priorities? Are your planning and review processes the best in the industry and do you reallocate resources to make your front line more competitive? The amount of time spent on the preparation for quarterly meetings (building PowerPoint decks, etc...) is immense -- However, it's not focused on customers, which is a problem How Home Depot went from great to poor to great again...  The 9 Nike Maxims -- Make sure you celebrate your front line employees How can a company deal with cost reductions? "Train the guns on thet thinkers, not the doers" -- The bureaucracy has to go The importance of mindfulness Have a bias for action... Be a doer, not a talker 85% of a companies issues stem from internal issues Why a company needs one dedicated person to owning the customer experience  The hero of WWII - General James Gavin New Leaders - Spend the first 6 weeks in the field. Learn what is happening and why. See it for yourself
Send an email to every person in your organization and take the time to thoughtfully respond to every email How Chris helped build Bain from 100 employees to 5,000+ Thought of "Learning Leader" as an academic term originally, but after being a guest on the show views it as a way to bring ideas from an outside audience and share with others

“Complexity is the silent killer of growth"

Continue Learning:

READ his book: The Founders Mentality Follow Bain on Twitter:  @BainInsights To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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

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Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

Bio From Bain.com

Chris has authored numerous additional books with Harvard Business Review Press, including Repeatability: Build Enduring Businesses for a World of Constant Change (2012), an argument for simple, great repeatable models to realize enduring, profitable growth. In 2010, he published Profit from the Core: A Return to Growth in Turbulent Times, an updated edition of his 2001 best-selling business book, Profit from the Core: Growth Strategy in an Era of Turbulence, which offers an approach to assessing and making the most of core business opportunities. Chris's sequel, Beyond the Core: Expand your Market without Abandoning your Roots (2004) examines how companies that have fully exploited their core businesses can systematically and successfully expand into related, or "adjacent" areas. Unstoppable: Finding Hidden Assets to Renew the Core and Fuel Profitable Growth (2007) completes the series and examines what to do when your growth formula of the past begins to approach its limits, demanding that your company change its strategic focus and redefine its core.

These “growth trilogy” books have received widespread critical support. Beyond the Corewas recognized by The Economist as one of the top five business and economic books in the year it was published, and it was also voted one of the top 100 business books ever written. Unstoppable was identified by The Financial Times as one of the notable business books of the year. Based on his work on how companies grow, Chris was included by theTimes of London in its biannual list of the 50 Most Influential Global Business Thinkers. He has written dozens of articles with Harvard Business Review Press and other business publications, such as The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The New York Times,Fortune, Forbes and BusinessWeek.

He received a bachelor of arts in mathematics and economics from Williams College, an M.Phil. in economics from Exeter College, Oxford University, and earned master’s and doctorate degrees from Harvard University.

156: Greg Wittstock – The CEO Must Guide The Culture

Sep 5, 2016 42:13

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Episode 156: Greg Wittstock – The CEO Must Guide The Culture

Greg Wittstock has been dabbling in water gardens since the age of 12. He began with a concrete creation and evolved to the naturally balanced, #1 contractor-installed ecosystem ponds that Aquascape is well known for.

After graduating from Ohio State University with a degree in Interpersonal Communications, Greg founded Aquascape Inc., which experienced incredible growth during its early years. The company appeared on Inc Magazine's coveted list of 500 Fastest-Growing, Privately-Held Companies in North America from 1999-2002. Greg later appeared on the cover of Inc Magazine, along with a feature article about his leadership and entrepreneurial spirit.

 

Episode 156: Greg Wittstock – The CEO Must Guide The Culture

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“The first job of the CEO is to guide the culture"

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Most excited about: The 25th anniversary of his company, Aquascape Growing a business from college hobby to 120 employees and over $60m in revenue at one point "Those who sweat together stay together" Values of Aquascape Character Team Winning Fun The importance of playing football and how they taught Greg about teamwork How The Chicago Tribune story launched his business to another level Why he didn't speak with his Dad for 9 years The average pond they build is $15,000 Overall philosophy to the profession of sales: Help those who have had a bad experience, sell the lifestyle, share statistics about how a pond can change your life Find someone who has done what you want to do and learn directly from them "The greatest satisfaction in life is helping other people succeed"

“Find someone who does what you want to do and learn directly from them."

Continue Learning:

READ: Forbes Feature on Greg Follow Greg on Twitter:  @ThePondGuy To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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

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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.

Bio From Aquascapeinc.com

In 2004, Greg was nominated for Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year award. Greg also received the Best Boss' award from Fortune's Small Business Magazine and Winning Workplaces in 2005, and earned the University of Chicago's Entrepreneur Hall of Fame award in 2007.

At the end of 2005, Wittstock's dream of a workplace utopia came true as the company moved to Aqualand, a 256,000 square foot office and warehouse facility that boasts the largest sloping green roof in North America. Aqualand received Silver Level recognition in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating system.

Greg has been interviewed and featured in numerous publications, including The New York Times in 2009, and has appeared on a variety of television shows over the years including Good Morning America, The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, and cable home improvement shows.

155: Russ Roberts - A Guide To Human Nature & Happiness

Sep 1, 2016 47:38

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Episode 155: Russ Roberts - A Guide To Human Nature & Happiness

Russell Roberts is the John and Jean De Nault Research Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.

Roberts hosts the weekly podcast EconTalk–hour-long conversations with authors, economists, and business leaders. Past guests include Milton Friedman, Nassim Taleb, Christopher Hitchens, Marc Andreessen, Joseph Stiglitz, and John Bogle. EconTalk was named podcast of the year in the 2008 Weblog Awards. Over 425 episodes are available at EconTalk.org and on iTunes at no charge.

His two rap videos on the ideas of John Maynard Keynes and F.A. Hayek, created with filmmaker John Papola, have had more than seven million views on YouTube, been subtitled in eleven languages, and are used in high school and college classrooms around the world.

His latest book is How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life: An Unexpected Guide to Human Nature and Happiness. It takes the lessons from Adam Smith’s little-known masterpiece, The Theory of Moral Sentiments and applies them to modern life—lessons for work, family, friendship, and how to live the good life.

Episode 155: Russ Roberts - A Guide To Human Nature & Happiness

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The Learning Leader Show

“Man naturally desires, not only to be loved, but to be lovely" -- "The right way to be loved is to be wise and virtuous"

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

"Being intellectually alive" and having a passion about learning will help you sustain excellence The importance of being open to people outside of the box Adam Smith was an 18th Century Scottish Economist - Great writer, entertaining He wrote "The Wealth of Nations" and "The Theory of Moral Sentiments" What we all naturally desire = To be loved and to be lovely Why do we care so deeply about what others think of us? We want to be praised, BUT we want to earn that praise. We want to be praised for doing it the "right way" How do you know what is right? Step outside of yourself -- you're prone to delusion.  View it in the spectrum of an impartial spectator Meditation and mindfulness is helpful "A prudent man is sincere and honest. Also though he doesn't volunteer everything he knows, he is reserved and cautious in his speech and his action. He doesn't stick his opinion into every discussion." -- Be measured.  "Say little, do much." Create a beneficent rule about parenting -- Always take your child's hand when offered. It means holding their hand more often and also helps you remember to savor the moment. How to live? Seek wisdom and virtue. Behave as if an impartial spectator is watching you. Use the idea of an impartial spectator to step outside yourself as others see you. Use that vision to know yourself. Avoid the seductions of money and fame, for they will never satisfy. "These are the days to remember. They will not last forever." The story of Pyrrhus - The kind of Epirus - Why Cinneas thinks it's a bad idea. -- "What hinders your majestry from doing so now?" -- You don't have to conquer Italy to enjoy the fundamental pleasures of life. The Mexican fishing story = Bigger is not always better. Listen as this relates to so many people trying to check off boxes from a career perspectiveThe story of Pyrrhus - The kind of Epirus - Why Cinneas thinks it's a bad idea. -- "What hinders your majestry from doing so now?" -- You don't have to conquer Italy to enjoy the fundamental pleasures of life.

“A prudent man is sincere and honest. Also though he doesn't volunteer everything he knows, he is reserved and cautious in his speech and his action. He doesn't stick his opinion into every discussion." -- Be measured.  "Say little, do much."

Continue Learning:

READ his book: How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life Follow Russ on Twitter:  @EconTalker To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

Bio From RussRoberts.info

Russell Roberts is the John and Jean De Nault Research Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.

Roberts hosts the weekly podcast EconTalk–hour-long conversations with authors, economists, and business leaders. Past guests include Milton Friedman, Nassim Taleb, Christopher Hitchens, Marc Andreessen, Joseph Stiglitz, and John Bogle. EconTalk was named podcast of the year in the 2008 Weblog Awards. Over 425 episodes are available at EconTalk.org and on iTunes at no charge.

His two rap videos on the ideas of John Maynard Keynes and F.A. Hayek, created with filmmaker John Papola, have had more than seven million views on YouTube, been subtitled in eleven languages, and are used in high school and college classrooms around the world.

His latest book is How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life: An Unexpected Guide to Human Nature and Happiness. It takes the lessons from Adam Smith’s little-known masterpiece, The Theory of Moral Sentiments and applies them to modern life—lessons for work, family, friendship, and how to live the good life.

154: Lewis Howes - How To Acknowledge Greatness

Aug 29, 2016 39:22

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Episode 154: Lewis Howes - How To Acknowledge Greatness

Lewis Howes is an online marketing expert, sought after business coach, author, podcaster, USA Men’s National Team Handball Player, and Lifestyle Entrepreneur. In 3 years, Howes went from sleeping on his sister’s couch to running a seven figure online education business. A former pro football player, and two sport All American, Howes experienced a career ending wrist injury that forever changed the trajectory of his business career.
He has spoken to thousands at conferences, educated entrepreneurs and professionals around the world on how to make a living doing what they love. Howes has developed multiple educational online courses for entrepreneurs and business owners.  His latest book, "The School of Greatness" is a New York Times Best-Seller.

The Learning Leader Show

“Do I have permission to make this the best interview you've ever done?"

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Being passionate and obsessed with your craft combined with a commitment to being great will help you sustain excellence Lewis sharing the painful moments about being sexually abused as a kid and how that impacted him The things that hold us back from being a true leader The power of vulnerability Let's change our conversation style... Instead of asking, "What do you do?" Let's ask, "What are you most excited about in your life? What are you most grateful for in your life?" His vision = Serve 100 million people Dealing with depression when a wrist injury ended his football career "Follow your curiosity"  Master a skill to serve others - Be challenged -- Look at your life in 6 month seasons Why Lewis transferred back and forth multiple times in college Focusing on your strengths and how it helps How to prime someone you are about to interview Why we all should acknowledge the positive attributes of a person and most importantly TELL them "I want to acknowledge you for..." A true leader is always learning

“When you're a startup, you have to be willing to take a lot of risks."

Continue Learning:

His book: The School of Greatness See why over 109,000 people follow Lewis on Twitter: @LewisHowes To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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

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153: Brian Halligan, CEO of HubSpot: How To Make Them Come To You

Aug 25, 2016 50:06

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Episode 153: Brian Halligan, CEO of HubSpot: How To Make Them Come To You

(Bio in first person from Amazon.com) My day job is as co-founder and CEO of HubSpot, an inbound marketing company started in 2006. Most business market their products by "interrupting" their potential customers with advertisements, cold calls, email blasts, etc. We humans have gotten sick of being interrupted by marketers and have gotten better-and-better at blocking them out with new technology such as caller ID, spam protection, TIVO, etc. HubSpot helps businesses transform they way they market from interrupting potential customers to helping them "get found" by them in the natural course of the way they work today in Google, in blogs, and in social media sites. In other words, we help companies transform from "outbound marketing" to "inbound marketing." Despite only starting the company a few years ago, we have over 1700 paying customers who on average increase their leadflow by 6x within 6 months of buying our product.

In addition to working at HubSpot, I am an EIR at MIT where I lecture on startups and marketing as well as help students when I can.

Prior to HubSpot I was a venture capitalist. It was in working with small startups that I realized that the fundamental way in which marketing has worked for the last several decades was simply broken.

Prior to being a vc, I was a student at MIT where I was a Sloan Fellow. I spent a lot of time at MIT studying web2.0, business model transformation, and innovation.

In the early part of this decade, I spent four years running sales at Groove Networks prior to it being acquired by Microsoft. I spent the first 10 years of my career in sales and marketing roles at Parametric Technology Corporation where I joined in startup mode and helped it grow to be over $1billion in revenue.

In my spare time, I like to read books by folks like David Meerman Scott, Seth Godin, Clayton Christensen, Geoffrey Moore, etc. I also play guitar poorly. I enjoy all kinds of sports like tennis, squash, running, and golf. I can often be found in summertime enjoying a Red Sox game in Fenway Park.

Episode 153: Brian Halligan, CEO of HubSpot: How To Make Them Come To You

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The Learning Leader Show

“It looks like a rocket ship from the outside, but in reality it is slow and steady growth."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Having a willingness to embrace change will help you sustain excellence Understanding "The Inbound Methodology" How HubSpot was born The importance of finding a great co-founder who compliments your strengths What's advice would he give to others who are starting their own business? Must have product/market fit -- Look to improve someone's life with something that is unique.  For the first 6 months spend 100% of your time getting that right Specific notes about the product from a current user The Inbound Methodology - Much more effective than cold calling The traditional playbook is broken... How do you do "Inbound Marketing?" Create a blog, start a podcast -- Find a way to attract people to you. Hubspot does a fantastic job of getting people to come to them "I don't have a phone on my desk" -- "Sales is changing everyday" -- His co-founder just bought a Tesla and did the entire transaction online "If I was an outside sales person, I would choose an industry with a very complex product. If it's not complex, then the buyer doesn't need anyone to explain it to them. They can just read about it online." HubSpot sells a great deal completely through eCommerce Why they publish their "Culture Code" and how it's helped them recruit the best talent How they responded to Dan Lyons very critical book discussing his time of employment at HubSpot Dealing with negative publicity -- How to handle a crisis -- Agreeing that some of what was written was true ("We are way too white male and we are too young.") The dramatic rise of their stock price from when they went public to today (132% increase) Why they have an "Inbound" conference every year and what takes place at the event The importance of having healthy debates prior to "sailing the ships." - Once the ship is sailing, everyone must be on board Most important quality for Brian to hire you? They must know why they were successful in their prior work. He doesn't only care about what happened, he wants to make sure they fully understand why they were successful Read the book "Shoe Dog" by Phil Knight (Nike) "I like the name Learning Leader a lot. I like leaders who are constantly learning and evolving."

“When you're a startup, you have to be willing to take a lot of risks."

Continue Learning:

Read: Inbound Marketing, Revised and Updated: Attract, Engage, and Delight Customers Online Read: HubSpot - Culture Code See why over 58,000 people follow Brian on Twitter: @bhalligan 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 Kris "Tanto" Paronto 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

Bio From Amazon.com

(Bio in first person from Amazon.com) My day job is as co-founder and CEO of HubSpot, an inbound marketing company started in 2006. Most business market their products by "interrupting" their potential customers with advertisements, cold calls, email blasts, etc. We humans have gotten sick of being interrupted by marketers and have gotten better-and-better at blocking them out with new technology such as caller ID, spam protection, TIVO, etc. HubSpot helps businesses transform they way they market from interrupting potential customers to helping them "get found" by them in the natural course of the way they work today in Google, in blogs, and in social media sites. In other words, we help companies transform from "outbound marketing" to "inbound marketing." Despite only starting the company a few years ago, we have over 1700 paying customers who on average increase their leadflow by 6x within 6 months of buying our product.

In addition to working at HubSpot, I am an EIR at MIT where I lecture on startups and marketing as well as help students when I can.

Prior to HubSpot I was a venture capitalist. It was in working with small startups that I realized that the fundamental way in which marketing has worked for the last several decades was simply broken.

Prior to being a vc, I was a student at MIT where I was a Sloan Fellow. I spent a lot of time at MIT studying web2.0, business model transformation, and innovation.

In the early part of this decade, I spent four years running sales at Groove Networks prior to it being acquired by Microsoft. I spent the first 10 years of my career in sales and marketing roles at Parametric Technology Corporation where I joined in startup mode and helped it grow to be over $1billion in revenue.

In my spare time, I like to read books by folks like David Meerman Scott, Seth Godin, Clayton Christensen, Geoffrey Moore, etc. I also play guitar poorly. I enjoy all kinds of sports like tennis, squash, running, and golf. I can often be found in summertime enjoying a Red Sox game in Fenway Park.

152: Dave Dameshek: NFL Network Star, Comedy Writer, Working With Jimmy Kimmel

Aug 22, 2016 01:13:40

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Episode 152: Dave Dameshek: NFL Network Star, Comedy Writer, Working With Jimmy Kimmel

Dave Dameshek is a TV writer and TV/Podcast personality. Dameshek is currently a football analyst and writer for NFL.com, appearing on NFL Fantasy Live and hosting the Dave Dameshek Football Program. He also regularly appears on the NFL Network.

His past: The Adam Carolla Show debuted in January 2006, recorded in Los Angeles and airing in syndication on stations across the western United States. Dameshek was a regular cast member on the show from the beginning, serving as the show's official sports reporter. He received his first big break in 2001 when he was hired as a writer on Comedy Central'sThe Man Show, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla. In 2002, he began writing for Kimmel's new late-night talk show on ABC, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where he made several appearances in addition to his main responsibility of working on the show's nightly monologue.

Episode 152: Dave Dameshek: NFL Network Star, Comedy Writer, Working With Jimmy Kimmel

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The Learning Leader Show

“If you outwork everybody, nobody can accuse you of being given anything."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

The specific advice Jimmy Kimmel gave to him on how to have a successful career (work ethic) Super resilient and self confident leaders sustain excellence Best piece of advice for future broadcasters: "BE EXACTLY WHO YOU ARE" When it comes to Dameshek's feelings towards obnoxious TV personalities - Be yourself and always tell the truth Going from bartender to corporate sales to a career in entertainment Dameshek responds to the Reddit thread, "Does anyone actually like Dave Dameshek?" How he was able to earn Adam Corolla's respect (hard to do) A great story about one of his first "LA" experiences with Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla What "No Jive" means and why he believes in it How has Roger Goddell been as a leader? Why Dave gets nervous to speak with comedians but not anyone else Why people will tell you terrible things about themselves but no one will admit they aren't funny How to impress CEO's? "Don't kiss their butts" -- They are used to everyone doing that

“If you always tell the truth, you never have to remember anything."

Continue Learning:

Read Dameshek's blog for NFL.com: davedameshek.nfl.com Follow Tanto on Twitter:  @Dameshek To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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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

Bio Dave Dameshek

Dr. Funny Dave Dameshek is a TV writer and TV/Podcast personality. Dameshek is currently a football analyst and writer for NFL.com, appearing on NFL Fantasy Live and hosting the Dave Dameshek Football Program. The Adam Carolla Show debuted in January 2006, recorded in Los Angeles and airing in syndication on stations across the western United States. Dameshek was a regular cast member on the show from the beginning, serving as the show's official sports reporter. He received his first big break in 2001 when he was hired as a writer on Comedy Central'sThe Man Show, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla. In 2002, he began writing for Kimmel's new late-night talk show on ABC,Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where he made several appearances in addition to his main responsibility of working on the show's nightly monologue.

151: Kris "Tanto" Paronto - 13 Hours: A Secret Soldier Of Benghazi

Aug 18, 2016 43:51

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Episode 151: Kris "Tanto" Paronto - 13 Hours: A Secret Soldier Of Benghazi

Kris Paronto - “Tanto” as he is affectionately known in security contracting circles - is a former Army Ranger from 2nd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment and private security contractor who has deployed throughout South America, Central America, the Middle East and North Africa. He also worked with the US Government’s Global Response Staff conducting low profile security in high threat environments throughout the world.

Mr. Paronto was part of the CIA annex security team that responded to the terrorist attack on the US Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya, September 11th, 2012, helping to save over 20 lives while fighting off terrorists from the CIA Annex for over 13 hours. Mr. Paronto’s story is told in the book “13 Hours” written by Mitchell Zuckoff and his five surviving annex security team members. Michael Bay directed the movie (based on the book) titled "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi"

Episode 151: Kris "Tanto" Paronto - 13 Hours: A Secret Soldier Of Benghazi

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The Learning Leader Show

“I Will Never Ask You To Do Something I wouldn't Do Myself"

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Being selfless, of service to others, and sacrificing will help you sustain excellence Humility, strength, and faith have led to Tanto's success and his ability to stay alive "The best leaders continually learn" All of the death he saw in Iraq and other war zones helped prepare him for the Benghazi attacks How accurate the movie "13 Hours" was to what happened in real life How often he still speaks with the other soldiers from that night Did he really wear shorts (like the movie portrays) that night? If so, why? "Rangers are experts at belt fed weapons" Why they were forced to wait 25 minutes at the annex prior to leaving What it was like hearing on the radio, "GRS (his group), where are you? We are going to F'n die" Tanto's thoughts Hillary Clinton's leadership (not good) Why there were forced to sign 2 non-disclosures -- including one at the memorials The amount of money you can make in 9 months as a security contractor What happens when you come home from a job over seas and how it negatively impacts your life How PTSD has impacted him The CIA fired him for telling his story publicly -- telling the truth Tanto and his teammates voted... They all chose to tell the truth -- And it got them fired What it's like to be in the audience for one of Tanto's speeches

“Hillary Clinton is a failed leader. This is not a political statement. She is a sociopath." - Kris "Tanto" Paronto

Continue Learning:

Read: 13 Hours Watch: 13 Hours - The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Follow Tanto on Twitter: @KrisParonto To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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

Episode 071: Nate Boyer - Green Beret, Texas Football, The NFL

Episode 047: David Marquet - "Turn The Ship Around"

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

Did you enjoy the podcast?

If you enjoyed hearing Kris "Tanto" Paronto 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

Bio From kristantoparonto.com

Kris Paronto - “Tanto” as he is affectionately known in security contracting circles - is a former Army Ranger from 2nd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment and private security contractor who has deployed throughout South America, Central America, the Middle East and North Africa. He also worked with the US Government’s Global Response Staff conducting low profile security in high threat environments throughout the world.

Mr. Paronto was part of the CIA annex security team that responded to the terrorist attack on the US Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya, September 11th, 2012, helping to save over 20 lives while fighting off terrorists from the CIA Annex for over 13 hours. Mr. Paronto’s story is told in the book “13 Hours” written by Mitchell Zuckoff and his five surviving annex security team members. Michael Bay directed the movie (based on the book) titled "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi"

150: Forbes Contributor Omaid Homayun Interviews Me - Learning From Failure, Creating A Hit Podcast, Sustaining Excellence

Aug 15, 2016 01:15:22

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Episode 150: Forbes Contributor Omaid Homayun Interviews Me - Learning From Failure, Creating A Hit Podcast, Sustaining Excellence

A few months ago I received a great email from Omaid Homayun. He shared how The Learning Leader Show has helped him grow as a leader. He mentioned that he had his own podcast (To The Top) and he was also a writer for Forbes.  After a few conversations, Omaid decided that he wanted to write a story on how my show as created and has sustained excellence. This episode is the recording of the official interview we did for what became this Forbes article. I'm sharing this conversation specifically because I appreciate the approach Omaid brought to this interview. He came to it with a curious mind (as Lin Wood would say). He also was able to get me to share information about myself that I've never discussed publicly. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I hope you do too. Thank YOU all again for being great supporters of The Learning Leader Show.

Episode 150: Forbes Contributor Omaid Homayun Interviews Me - Learning From Failure, Creating A Hit Podcast, Sustaining Excellence

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The Learning Leader Show

“Sometimes you can do absolutely everything within your power,” Hawk said of his time at Miami (OH), “and yet it still won’t be enough to accomplish your goals. It’s served me well to handle failure at a young age. I draw from that experience on a daily basis.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Why I decided against a PhD and started this show instead The process for creating the show -- And the work done prior to launching How to improve as an interviewer The most important I learned from my football career A detailed description of "what happens" from play to play as a quarterback (I've never discussed it in this detail before) What it was like competing with Ben Roethlisberger for 2 years at Miami University How to balance time at work and time with family The specific breakdown (by % of time) for how I spend my 168 hours per week How to get your family involved and excited about a new project The most memorable lessons learned from speaking with over 150 world class leaders

“It will spread because I’m going to work like crazy for it to be great.”

Continue Learning:

Read: Forbes Feature: How To Maximize Your Time To Achieve Sustained Success: An Interview With Ryan Hawk Read: Omaid's Forbes Feature on Simon Sinek To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

You may also like these episodes:

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

Episode 082: Dan Pink – The Science of Motivation, Legendary Writer & Ted Talk

Episode 086: Seth Godin – How To Become Indispensable & Build Your Tribe

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

Did you enjoy the podcast?

If you enjoyed how we flipped the script on this episode, please don’t hesitate to send me a note on Twitter or email me.

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

Bio From www.LearningLeader.com 

Ryan Hawk is the creator and host of The Learning Leader Show, a top rated iTunes business podcast that focuses on learning from the smartest, most creative leaders in the world (including such luminaries as Simon Sinek, Seth Godin, Kat Cole and Adam Grant). Hawk’s podcast has exploded on a global scale with listeners in 112 countries world-wide. Forbes has called The Learning Leader Show “The most dynamic leadership podcast out there.” And Inc magazine listed The Learning Leader Show as one of the top 5 podcasts to “help you lead smarter.”

Ryan also writes for The Huffington Post on the topics of leading and empowering others. His background is in the profession of selling where he’s won multiple awards for his production. Prior to his professional business pursuits Hawk was a decorated college football quarterback (at Miami University and Ohio University).

149: Marcus Sheridan - The Sales Lion: "They Ask, We Answer"

Aug 11, 2016 53:50

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Episode 149: Marcus Sheridan - The Sales Lion: "They Ask, We Answer"

Marcus Sheridan has coached multiple businesses of all types from around the globe in an effort to help them achieve world-class communication in all its forms, online and offline. Specifically, he has become known for: Content Marketing, HubSpot Training, Keynote Speeches. In 2015 alone, award-winning speaker Marcus Sheridan has traveled the globe, giving multiple sales, marketing, and leadership keynotes in a total of 8 different countries and 24 states. Sheridan, along with team member George Thomas, can be counted on to teach, inspire, and move audiences of all sizes to action while embracing today’s digital consumer and new way of doing business.

Episode 149: Marcus Sheridan - The Sales Lion: "They Ask, We Answer"

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The Learning Leader Show

“I teach companies how to become the most trusted source in their industry."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Having an obsession with continuing to learn will help you sustain excellence. A mindset that says "I have not figured it all out yet." His core philosophy is: "They ask. We answer." How Jim Rohn helped him fall in love with learning The process in which Marcus teaches companies to be the most trusted source in their industry "The reason why people buy from you is TRUST." When people go to your website, they want to know how much it costs... So tell them Talking openly about your competitors is a wise way to go about your business What's the most important part of the sales cycle? 70% of people decide what they're going to do before talking to a sales professional The magic happens before they talk to someone (this is why your website is critical) If someone read 30 pages on his website, they bought 80% of the time 80% of the questions are the same... Answer them on your website Why it's required at his company for each employee to build their personal brand Why is Marcus a great public speaker? "He knows how to explain things so that people can actually understand them." "When we tell stories, the audience can see it." Think, Feel, Act - Your speech can hopefully change all three Why he took his daughter on the road with him for an entire semester A learning leader is curious.. Constantly learning

“If you're going to be ultra successful in sales, you need a personal brand."

Continue Learning:

Go to: TtheSalesLion.com Follow Marcuson Twitter: @TheSalesLion To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

You may also like these episodes:

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

Episode 082: Dan Pink – The Science of Motivation, Legendary Writer & Ted Talk

Episode 086: Seth Godin – How To Become Indispensable & Build Your Tribe

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

Did you enjoy the podcast?

If you enjoyed hearing Marcus Sheridan 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

Bio From TheSalesLion.com

Marcus Sheridan has coached multiple businesses of all types from around the globe in an effort to help them achieve world-class communication in all its forms, online and offline. Specifically, he has become known for: Content Marketing, HubSpot Training, Keynote Speeches. In 2015 alone, award-winning speaker Marcus Sheridan has traveled the globe, giving multiple sales, marketing, and leadership keynotes in a total of 8 different countries and 24 states. Sheridan, along with team member George Thomas, can be counted on to teach, inspire, and move audiences of all sizes to action while embracing today’s digital consumer and new way of doing business.

148: Jason Wachob - CEO of MindBodyGreen: How To Build A Life, Not A Resume

Aug 8, 2016 42:23

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Episode 148: Jason Wachob - CEO of MindBodyGreen: How To Build A Life, Not A Resume

JASON WACHOB is the Founder and CEO of mindbodygreen, the leading independent media brand dedicated to wellness. His site (mindbodygreen.com) receives 10 million unique page views per month! He has been featured in The New York Times, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, and Vogue. Jason has a BA in history from Columbia University, where he played varsity basketball for four years. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, and loves German Shepherds, Chuck Taylors, and guacamole.

Episode 148: Jason Wachob - CEO of MindBodyGreen: How To Build A Life, Not A Resume

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The Learning Leader Show

“You Don't Want To Spend Your Life Climbing A Ladder That you Realize Is The Wrong Ladder When You Get To The Top"

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Being around passionate people who have a palpable energy will help you sustain excellence "If you're not progressing, you're dead." mindbodygreen is dedicated to helping you live your best life 4,400 contributors write for mbg How does Jason respond to people who are critical of his work and view it with skepticism? -- "Go to mindbodygreen.com and look around, tell me what you think" How playing basketball at Columbia helped him as a leader How 9/11 impacted him and why it made him think about his career At age 25, he made $800,000/year -- but he hated it Why Jason felt he was going backwards and like he was a loser Flew 150,000 domestic miles -- And he's 6'7 How yoga healed his back issues (he was previously told he needed surgery) For the first 2 and a half years of mbg, he made no money In 2012 he chose to raise capital "Your problems don't go away... They change." "Raising capital can be the quickest way to kill your business." Build a Life, Not A Resume -- We all know people who like to check off certain career boxes.  Don't do that. As an entrepreneur, you have to be extremely comfortable with ambiguity -- You go to bed at night not knowing if your business will succeed You can't work for 2 and a half years making no money unless you are extremely passionate about it... A learning leader has to evolve - Progress, Progress, Progress

“A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night, and in between does what he wants to do.” - Bob Dylan

Continue Learning:

Read: Wellth - How ILearned To Build A Life, Not A Resume Read: MindBodyGreen.com  Follow Jason on Twitter: @JasonWachob  To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

You may also like these episodes:

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

Episode 082: Dan Pink – The Science of Motivation, Legendary Writer & Ted Talk

Episode 086: Seth Godin – How To Become Indispensable & Build Your Tribe

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

Did you enjoy the podcast?

If you enjoyed hearing Jason Wachob 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

Bio From mindbodygreen.com

JASON WACHOB is the Founder and CEO of mindbodygreen, the leading independent media brand dedicated to wellness. His site (mindbodygreen.com) receives 10 million unique page views per month! He has been featured in The New York Times, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, and Vogue. Jason has a BA in history from Columbia University, where he played varsity basketball for four years. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, and loves German Shepherds, Chuck Taylors, and guacamole.

147: Anders Ericsson - What Malcolm Gladwell Got Wrong About The 10,000 Hour Rule

Aug 4, 2016 49:07

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Episode 147: Anders Ericsson - What Malcolm Gladwell Got Wrong About The 10,000 Hour Rule

ANDERS ERICSSON, PhD, is Conradi Eminent Scholar and Professor of Psychology at Florida State University.  He studies expert performance in domains, such as music, chess, medicine, and sports, and how expert performers attain their superior performance by acquiring complex cognitive mechanisms through extended deliberate practice.  He has edited “Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance” (2006) and “The Development of Professional Expertise” (2009). In the book Outliers Malcolm Gladwell based his “10,000 hour rule” on Ericsson and colleagues’s research on musicians. His latest book is titled, "PEAK, Secrets From The New Science of Expertise."

Have you ever wanted to learn a language or pick up an instrument, only to become too daunted by the task at hand? Expert performance guru Anders Ericsson has made a career studying chess champions, violin virtuosos, star athletes, and memory mavens. Peak condenses three decades of original research to introduce an incredibly powerful approach to learning that is fundamentally different from the way people traditionally think about acquiring a skill.

Ericsson’s findings have been lauded and debated, but never properly explained. So the idea of expertise still intimidates us — we believe we need innate talent to excel, or think excelling seems prohibitively difficult.

 Peak belies both of these notions, proving that almost all of us have the seeds of excellence within us — it’s just a question of nurturing them by reducing expertise to a discrete series of attainable practices. Peak offers invaluable, often counter-intuitive, advice on setting goals, getting feedback, identifying patterns, and motivating yourself.  Whether you want to stand out at work, or help your kid achieve academic goals, Ericsson’s revolutionary methods will show you how to master nearly anything.

Episode 147: Anders Ericsson - What Malcolm Gladwell Got Wrong About The 10,000 Hour Rule

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“Deliberate or purposeful practice involves practicing alongside a great coach or teacher."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Being really thoughtful and deliberately thinking of ways to get better help you sustain excellence Why it's so important to develop daily habits -- Being aware of the tradeoffs -- Using time wisely The impact of Nobel Prize winner, Herbert Simon -- Anders worked with him for 3 years Impressive listening skills -- How developing your ability to listen will dramatically improve your life He has not found any evidence that shows that people are born successful -- It's learned What does it take to be successful? What exactly Malcolm Gladwell got wrong about the "10,000 Hour" rule It's not just engaging in the domain -- There must be purposeful practice with a coach Always operate on the boundary of what you can and can't do. Why Anders and Malcolm Gladwell do not talk Nature vs. Nurture debate - Family culture and interactions -- How they impact your life A study of quarterbacks and their family backgrounds How do you measure deliberate practice? Creating the gap -- Where you are and where you want to be Keynote speech - Think, Feel, Act -- We want to cover all three and most importantly change how you act The Four Step Process Specific Goal Set Intense Focus Immediate Feedback Frequent Discomfort

“Always operate on the boundary of what you can and can't do."

Continue Learning:

Read: Peak - The New Secrets of Success Read: How To Become an Expert at Anything To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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

Episode 082: Dan Pink – The Science of Motivation, Legendary Writer & Ted Talk

Episode 086: Seth Godin – How To Become Indispensable & Build Your Tribe

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

Did you enjoy the podcast?

If you enjoyed hearing Anders Ericsson 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

Bio From Amazon.com

ANDERS ERICSSON, PhD, is Conradi Eminent Scholar and Professor of Psychology at Florida State University.  He studies expert performance in domains, such as music, chess, medicine, and sports, and how expert performers attain their superior performance by acquiring complex cognitive mechanisms through extended deliberate practice.  He has edited “Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance” (2006) and “The Development of Professional Expertise” (2009). In the book Outliers Malcolm Gladwell based his “10,000 hour rule” on Ericsson and colleagues’s research on musicians. His latest book is titled, "PEAK, Secrets From The New Science of Expertise."

Have you ever wanted to learn a language or pick up an instrument, only to become too daunted by the task at hand? Expert performance guru Anders Ericsson has made a career studying chess champions, violin virtuosos, star athletes, and memory mavens. Peak condenses three decades of original research to introduce an incredibly powerful approach to learning that is fundamentally different from the way people traditionally think about acquiring a skill.

Ericsson’s findings have been lauded and debated, but never properly explained. So the idea of expertise still intimidates us — we believe we need innate talent to excel, or think excelling seems prohibitively difficult.

 Peak belies both of these notions, proving that almost all of us have the seeds of excellence within us — it’s just a question of nurturing them by reducing expertise to a discrete series of attainable practices. Peak offers invaluable, often counterintuitive, advice on setting goals, getting feedback, identifying patterns, and motivating yourself.  Whether you want to stand out at work, or help your kid achieve academic goals, Ericsson’s revolutionary methods will show you how to master nearly anything.

146: Steven Sisler Psychoanalyzes Me - I Am Unorthodox, Mission Oriented, Logical, Competitive, & Complex

Aug 1, 2016 57:40

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Episode 146: Steven Sisler Psychoanalyzes Me - I Am Unorthodox, Mission Oriented, Logical, Competitive, & Complex

Steven Sisler is a Behavioral Analyst, speaker and author. Steve's consultation involves personality difference, leadership strategy, cultural differences, and temperament strategy. Working with clients in more than 18 countries, Steve gathers behavioral and attitudinal information on individuals within corporate settings and develops strategies for effective leadership, teamwork, and entrepreneurial success.

Steve makes normative judgments and brings thought provoking insights to the three ethical platforms within our society. These are the Community Ethic, The Autonomy Ethic, and The Divinity Ethic, and these platforms all have strong implications when challenged with ideological frameworks outside of those accepted within larger people groups. Steven was diagnosed with Hyper Kinetic Behavior in the second grade. He was beat up by girls and fought his way through nine years of intense bullying including being stripped down to his underwear and locked in a seven inch school locker in the seventh grade, kicked by a teacher in front of his class, and knocked unconscious by an eleven member gang on the school grounds.

Episode 146: Steven Sisler Psychoanalyzes Me - I Am Unorthodox, Mission Oriented, Logical, Competitive, & Complex

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The Learning Leader Show

“Character is learned and character changes."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

People who understand themselves and embrace their strengths and weaknesses typically sustain excellence Tony Robbins and Tim Ferriss have a great understanding of themselves What it means to be a "behavioral profiler" The biggest misconceptions of Steve's work The Four People Types: Mad Glad Sad Scared Why job interviews are not authentic The power of saying "I don't know" I like to know "why" more than "how" Measuring my emotional framework -- How Steve describes me based on the tests I took Mission and results oriented person Logical and left brained Have a great poker face. Not showing emotion. A very task oriented person -- "Give me the shovel" Quick, very flexible, independent, freedom seeker, wanting to be in charge Like to control the environment, suspicious -- People have to qualify to get in and be trusted A teacher -- Would make a great college professor A complex brain - Always want to know why? Much more competitive with self than other people High expectations of self -- Never feel content with what's been accomplished, never satisfied An outside the box thinker -- Has unorthodox ideas and approaches to solving problems -- Answers questions in an interesting way, not a typical way A creative problem solver who never gives up A high empathy score -- But can be emotionally distant at times In the 2% of personality score (matches very few people in the world) Go to FreeBRG.com to get your own personality test

“I like to know why more than to know how."

Continue Learning:

Go to FreeBRG.com to get your own personality test Follow Steve on Twitter: @stevesisler To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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

Episode 082: Dan Pink – The Science of Motivation, Legendary Writer & Ted Talk

Episode 086: Seth Godin – How To Become Indispensable & Build Your Tribe

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

Did you enjoy the podcast?

If you enjoyed hearing Steven Sisler 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

Bio From Amazon.com

Steven Sisler is a Behavioral Analyst, speaker and author. Steve's consultation involves personality difference, leadership strategy, cultural differences, and temperament strategy. Working with clients in more than 18 countries, Steve gathers behavioral and attitudinal information on individuals within corporate settings and develops strategies for effective leadership, teamwork, and entrepreneurial success.

Steve makes normative judgments and brings thought provoking insights to the three ethical platforms within our society. These are the Community Ethic, The Autonomy Ethic, and The Divinity Ethic, and these platforms all have strong implications when challenged with ideological frameworks outside of those accepted within larger people groups. Steven was diagnosed with Hyper Kinetic Behavior in the second grade. He was beat up by girls and fought his way through nine years of intense bullying including being stripped down to his underwear and locked in a seven inch school locker in the seventh grade, kicked by a teacher in front of his class, and knocked unconscious by an eleven member gang on the school grounds.

After losing his left eye in 1975, he was singled out and repeatedly punched in the eye by menacing students. At the age of 17 he became a bodybuilder and for the next 3 years worked out intensely until he was bench pressing well over 300 pounds. He later entered seminary after marrying his wife Anita and has since spoken in many forums including youth groups, retreats, churches, seminaries, business groups and currently consults and motivates leaders around the globe.

145: AJ Hawk - Life In The NFL: Awareness, Consistency, Curiosity

Jul 28, 2016 01:24:20

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Episode 145: AJ Hawk - Life In The NFL: Awareness, Consistency, Curiosity

A special "swapcast" episode of The Learning Leader Show. This episode with my younger brother AJ is being released on both "The Learning Leader Show," and AJ's video podcast, "The HawkCast."  To view the video of this conversation go to: TheHawkCast.show. This has quickly become one of my favorite episodes. I really enjoy when AJ and I record episodes together.  We've done it in the past and we'll continue doing it in the future. 

Episode 145: AJ Hawk - Life In The NFL: Awareness, Consistency, Curiosity

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The Learning Leader Show

“It's really easy to work hard when you're feel good. The difference is consistently working hard everyday."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Focusing like Jim Tressel leads to sustained excellence. Keep everything simple... And LISTEN The 3 words to describe AJ
Consistent - Always being there for your teammates. Everyday in practice, weightroom, film room, games Aware - Understanding your surroundings. The real measure of intelligence is your awareness Thoughtful - Caring for others. Understanding how your actions impact others Where was our curiosity developed? Has it always been there? (No) TRUST = It's everything "Do Not Blindly Follow" Why AJ feels that he wouldn't be a good coach (I disagree) Creating actionable steps to change a bad habit -- Get an accountability partner What makes a great coach The best teammates he's ever played with Talking a lot on the football field = "Insecurities bubbling to the surface" - Brady Poppinga Be about DOING... Not Saying AJ's philosophy as a Dad The importance of authenticity as a leader and passing that on to your kids How AJ would respond if his children are not hard workers like him What one coach would he like to hear on the other end of the phone to sign him this season? His dream golf foursome: Charles Barkley, Bill Belichick, Jesus playing at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin The question he asks others to truly understand how they think Learning Leader = "It felt right. It fits you."

“Typically, the "talkers" are simply voicing their insecurities. The "doers" don't talk about it. They just do it."

Continue Learning:

Watch this episode at: TheHawkCast.show  See Why Over 230,000 People Follow AJ on Twitter: @OfficialAJHawk  To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

You may also like these episodes:

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

Episode 082: Dan Pink – The Science of Motivation, Legendary Writer & Ted Talk

Episode 086: Seth Godin – How To Become Indispensable & Build Your Tribe

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

Did you enjoy the podcast?

If you enjoyed hearing AJ 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

Bio From Bengals.com

Rookie first-round draft choice started all 16 games for Green Bay and led team in tackles (155) ... Ranked third in Associated Press voting for NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year ... 2008—Played through chest and groin injuries, starting every Packers game and leading team in tackles (121) ...  2010—Team leader in tackles (134) for 10-6 Wild Card team that went on to capture Super Bowl XLV with 31-25 conquest of Pittsburgh ... Seven tackles (six solo) in Super Bowl win, with two passes defensed ... Named by teammates as one of two postseason defensive captains ... Led team in tackles (10) in NFC Championship win at Chicago ... Career-best three INTs in regular season, including picks against Brett Favre and Eli Manning ... 2012—Started every game and both postseason games for Packers club that went 11-5 for NFC North title ... Led team with 142 tackles, including three sacks... 2013—Started 16 games for Packers’ NFC North title winner, and played in both postseason games (one start) ... Led team in regular-season tackles (153) and had career-best five sacks ... Named a Packers postseason captain for third time in his career ... 

College: Played four seasons (2002-05) at Ohio State ... Earned consensus All-America honors in his final two seasons and was first-team All-Big Ten in his last three campaigns ... Foreshadowed his NFL durability by being available for every game of his career, and started his last 37 games ... As a senior in ’05, won Lombardi Award, given to college football’s top lineman or linebacker, and was Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year and Defensive MVP of Tostitos Fiesta Bowl ... As true freshman in ’02, played as a key reserve on 14-0 national championship team ... Career totals of 51 games, 38 starts, 394 tackles,41 tackles-for-loss, 15.5 sacks, seven INTs and two TDs (one on blocked punt and one on INT).

Community service: Has held an annual “Mane Event” in Columbus, Ohio, raising money for “Hawk’s Locks for Kids,” his charity that makes wigs for children who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy treatments ... Has participated in NFL’s Play60 program ... Worked with Packers in their “Take a Player to School” event ... Visited with Green Bay area elementary students as reward for their participation in Packers’ Women’s Association food drive ... Has supported Jerry Patrins Cruise for Cancer, the Donald Driver Foundation, the Greg Jennings Foundation and the 2nd-and-7 Foundation, the charity of fellow Ohio State alum Mike Vrabel ... Has made multiple appearances on the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer, and has been a spokesperson for Wisconsin Special Olympics.

A racing connection: Hawk’s initials stand for “Aaron James” ... He was nicknamed A.J. by his parents as an infant, after legendary Indy car driver A.J. Foyt.

Personal: Hometown is Centerville, Ohio ... Attended Centerville (Ohio) High School, where he logged 585 career tackles while also seeing time as a quarterback and place kicker ... Also earned two basketball letters as a point guard for Centerville ... Married to the former Laura Quinn, sister of former NFL QB Brady Quinn. Earned degree from Ohio State in criminology ... Grew his hair long in 2005 as a tribute to Pat Tillman, former NFL player who lost his life while serving with U.S. Army in Afghanistan, and kept hair long until 2012, when he cut it and donated trimmings to Wigs for Kids charity ... Chosen to throw out the first pitch at a Milwaukee Brewers game in 2007 and also took part in batting practice, hitting two home runs ... Twice won “Celebrity Long Drive” title at the American Century Celebrity Golf Classic in Lake Tahoe, Nev., Hosts his own podcast, interviewing people from all walks of life, including golfer John Daly and sportscaster Joe Buck ... Brother, Ryan, played football at Ohio University and in Arena Football 2 league.

144: Paul Tough - How To Develop An Intrinsically Motivated Child

Jul 25, 2016 34:37

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Episode 144: Paul Tough - How To Develop An Intrinsically Motivated Child

Paul Tough is the author, most recently, of Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why. His previous book, How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, was translated into 27 languages and spent more than a year on the New York Times hardcover and paperback best-seller lists. His first book, Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America, was published in 2008.

Paul is a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine, where he has written extensively about education, parenting, poverty, and politics. His writing has also appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic, GQ, and Esquire, and on the op-ed page of the New York Times.

He has worked as an editor at the New York Times Magazine and Harper’s Magazine and as a reporter and producer for the public-radio program “This American Life.” He was the founding editor of Open Letters, an online magazine.

Episode 144: Paul Tough - How To Develop An Intrinsically Motivated Child

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The Learning Leader Show

“Our Goal Is To Help Our Children Be Independent."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Having a growth mindset leads (not just about skills) to sustained excellence Realize that failure will happen... You won't sustain excellence 100% of the time How has parenting changed over the last 20 years Read "Our Kids" by Robert Putnam Parents are more educated = They have more anxiety about their kids Parents are more intrusive -- They think everything has to be exactly right -- It puts pressure on children Kids need to continue doing basic responsibilities (mow the lawn, wash dishes, etc...) Creating a system around incentives is bad How do you develop a child to be intrinsically motivated? Keep praise for success overcoming difficult moments, not just getting straight A's Helping children develop GRIT - How to do it The importance of having a coach -- And placing a high value on a great coach Understand the messages we send about success and failure The value of having a winner and a loser in athletic competitions

“Hearing the word NO is one of the biggest gifts a child can receive."

Continue Learning:

Read: Helping Children Succeed Go To: PaulTough.com  Follow Paul on Twitter: @paultough To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

You may also like these episodes:

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

Episode 080: Ryan Estis - From Rock Star Sales Professional To World Class Speaker & Entrepreneur

Episode 086: Seth Godin – How To Become Indispensable & Build Your Tribe

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

Did you enjoy the podcast?

If you enjoyed hearing Paul Tough 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

Bio From PaulTough.com

Paul Tough is the author, most recently, of Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why. His previous book, How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, was translated into 27 languages and spent more than a year on the New York Times hardcover and paperback best-seller lists. His first book, Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America, was published in 2008.

Paul is a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine, where he has written extensively about education, parenting, poverty, and politics. His writing has also appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic, GQ, and Esquire, and on the op-ed page of the New York Times.

He has worked as an editor at the New York Times Magazine and Harper’s Magazine and as a reporter and producer for the public-radio program “This American Life.” He was the founding editor of Open Letters, an online magazine.

143: Chad Estis - SVP For The Dallas Cowboys: Working For Jerry Jones

Jul 21, 2016 01:02:47

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Episode 143: Chad Estis - SVP For The Dallas Cowboys: Working For Jerry Jones

Chad Estis serves as Executive Vice President at Legends Hospitality Management, LLC and served as its President of Legends Sales & Marketing. He is responsible for the sales strategies and client acquisitions for the Legends Division focused on selling premium seating inventory for new and renovated facilities in Major League and Collegiate athletics. He served as the Chief Marketing Officer and an Executive Vice President of Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena from 2006 to 2007 overseeing all sales, marketing, community relations, communications, web-site and game operations. He served as Head of Sales and Marketing at Cleveland Cavaliers. He served as Vice President of Sales and Business Development for the Cavaliers from 2001 to 2005.

Chad was then recruited (heavily) by Jerry Jones and family to lead the sales organization for The Dallas Cowboys.  He served as the lead for Cowboys Stadium Premium Sales project where he was responsible for a sales team of 60 people that set industry records for both PSL (Personal Seat Licenses) and Suite sales revenue. He is a 1993 graduate of Ohio University and a 1994 graduate of Ohio’s Sports Administration Masters Program.

Episode 143: Chad Estis - SVP For The Dallas Cowboys: Working For Jerry Jones

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“Keys To A Great Career: Be great at what you currently do. Be curious. Have a career vision. Plant seeds for the future."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Passion, Optimism, and Likability leads to sustained excellence What it's like working for Jerry Jones The moment when the leaders of the Dallas Cowboys flew to Ohio to recruit Chad (WOW) Starting at an entry level role making $16,000/year after earning a Masters degree Learning to cold call (80-100 calls per day) and how they helped developed Chad's grit The process of hiring millennials and working with them Specific mentoring conversations - Hearing exactly what Chad says Being great at what you currently do... Cannot focus on the future too much The biggest mistake young managers/leaders make in their careers How to hire a sales leader The interview and hiring process -- Specifics on how to do it right How to successfully use your "gut feelings" The necessary ingredients for a happy and successful career
Work for people you enjoy being around Be challenged everyday Be compensated properly Learning Leaders need to be constantly searching for new information to continually learn

“Everybody kept telling me they were a protege of Chad Estis.  I said, I need to meet this guy.” - Jerry Jones Jr.

Continue Learning:

Read: Chad Estis Named 2015 Recipient of the Charles R. Higgins Distinguished Alumnus Award  Read: 40 Under 40: Chad Estis  To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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

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Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

Bio From Sportsad.ohio.edu 

Chad Estis serves as Executive Vice President at Legends Hospitality Management, LLC and served as its President of Legends Sales & Marketing. He is responsible for the sales strategies and client acquisitions for the Legends Division focused on selling premium seating inventory for new and renovated facilities in Major League and Collegiate athletics. He served as the Chief Marketing Officer and an Executive Vice President of Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena from 2006 to 2007 overseeing all sales, marketing, community relations, communications, web-site and game operations. He served as Head of Sales and Marketing at Cleveland Cavaliers. He served as Vice President of Sales and Business Development for the Cavaliers from 2001 to 2005.

Chad was then recruited (heavily) by Jerry Jones and family to lead the sales organization for The Dallas Cowboys.  He served as the lead for Cowboys Stadium Premium Sales project where he was responsible for a sales team of 60 people that set industry records for both PSL (Personal Seat Licenses) and Suite sales revenue. He is a 1993 graduate of Ohio University and a 1994 graduate of Ohio’s Sports Administration Masters Program.

142: Donald Miller - "I Will Make You Everyone's Favorite Leader"

Jul 18, 2016 54:33

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Episode 142: Donald Miller - "I Will Make You Everyone's Favorite Leader"

Donald Miller is a student of story. He’s the author of New York Times Best Sellers: "Blue Like Jazz," "A Million Miles in a Thousand Years," and "Scary Close." He co-wrote the major motion picture "Blue Like Jazz" which debuted at the SXSW Film Festival and was listed as one of the top four movies to get you through freshman year by USA Today. He has served on The Presidential Task Force for Fatherhood and Healthy Families, a joint effort between government and the private sector to rewrite the story of fatherlessness in America. Donald Miller is a 3 time NY Times best-selling author. He has worked on Presidential campaigns, and now he helps people clearly and concisely tell their stories through live events and at StoryBrand.com 

Episode 142: Donald Miller - "I'm Will Make You Everyone's Favorite Leader"

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“We don't want to react to life. We want to impose our will upon life."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Having the ability to focus like Michael Hyatt and Bob Goff leads to sustained excellence The importance of writing it down Creating a filter to say "No" The process for creating your story -- "If you confuse, you lose" The 7 storybrand rules that Jeb Bush broke People want to hear "their" story, not yours Passing the "laptop to a caveman" test  Your website should answer 3 questions:
What are you offering? How does it make my life better? How do I buy? The top right quadrant is the most important part of your website The 2 dominant things your brain does
Survive and thrive Tries to conserve energy The 7 parts of a story: 1) Character 2) A problem 3) A guide 4) A plan 5) The action 6) Ends in success 7) Or failure Why "Make America Great Again" is a fantastic slogan "Every human being is looking for a guide to help them" Why empathy and authority are needed "I know how to make you the leader that everyone loves" -- What are the 3 steps to making you the leader that everyone loves Make everyone think: "What will my life be if I don't subscribe to your podcast?"

“I'm going to make you everyone's favorite leader."

Continue Learning:

Go To: storybrand.com  Follow Donald on Twitter: @donaldmiller  Go to: 5minutemarketingmakeover.com  To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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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

Bio From Amazon.com

Donald Miller is a 3 time NY Times best-selling author. He has worked on Presidential campaigns, and now he helps people clearly and concisely tell their stories through live events and at StoryBrand.com 

 

141: Jonah Berger - The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Behavior

Jul 14, 2016 31:18

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Episode 141: Jonah Berger - The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Behavior

Jonah Berger is a marketing professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and bestselling author of Contagious: Why Things Catch On and Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior.

Dr. Berger has spent over 15 years studying how social influence works and how it drives products and ideas to catch on. He’s published dozens of articles in top-tier academic journals, consulted for a variety of Fortune 500 companies, and popular outlets like the New York Times and Harvard Business Review often cover his work.

Episode 141: Jonah Berger - The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Behavior

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“With great insight, Jonah Berger removes the cloak of invisibility from powerful sources of influence and resolves fascinating mysteries of human behavior." Robert Cialdini, author of Influence

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Creating a sense of kinship or familiarity leads to sustained excellence How the best leaders create a sense that "we've known each other a long time" Why you should say "Nice to see you" instead of "Nice to meet you" Successful negotiators mimic and imitate the people across from them (sometimes unconsciously)  Waiters earn a 70% higher tip if they repeat the customer's order back to them verbatim The importance of emulating the person you are speaking with (in order to influence) Mimicry works because people aren't aware it's happening Why expensive products don't always use logos How older siblings provide a point of imitation and why younger siblings tend to be better at sports The power of "playing up" against greater competition Why comparing yourself to others is actually a good thing to do As leaders, we should always be learning -- That's the core of being a leader Why as a young manager you need to focus on collaboration -- Ask others for help Learning Leader = "I loved it. Merging of Learning and Leadership. Helping others learn. Serving them.

“Be Optimally Distinct"

Continue Learning:

Go To: JonahBerger.com  Follow Jonah on Twitter: @j1berger  Read: Invisible Influence  To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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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

Bio From JonahBerger.com

Why do some things catch on while others fail? What makes online content viral? And why do some products, ideas, and behaviors get more word of mouth than others? Professor Jonah Berger examines the behavioral science that underlies these questions. He examines how people make decisions, how ideas diffuse, and how social influence shapes behavior.

Berger is a Marketing professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He has published dozens of articles in top-tier academic journals, and popular accounts of his work frequently appear in popular outlets like the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, Science, Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, Wired, Business Week, The Atlantic, and The Economist. His research has also been featured in the New York Times Magazine’s “Year in Ideas.” Berger has been recognized with a number of awards for both scholarship and teaching, including various early career awards and being named Wharton’s Iron Prof (an award for awesome faculty research).

Dr. Berger has helped all sorts of companies and organizations get their stuff to catch on. From Fortune 500 companies to small start-ups, and multinationals to non-profits, Berger has helped drive new product adoption, sharpen effective messaging, and develop marketing strategy.

140: Carol Dweck - The Power Of A Growth Mindset

Jul 11, 2016 50:41

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Episode 140: Carol Dweck - The Power Of A Growth Mindset

Dr. Carol Dweck's work is the foundation for what it means to be a learning leader. To be in a constant state of improvement... "In a fixed mindset students believe their basic abilities, their intelligence, their talents, are just fixed traits. They have a certain amount and that's that, and then their goal becomes to look smart all the time and never look dumb. In a growth mindset students understand that their talents and abilities can be developed through effort, good teaching and persistence. They don't necessarily think everyone's the same or anyone can be Einstein, but they believe everyone can get smarter if they work at it."

Mindset is a simple idea discovered by world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck in decades of research on achievement and success—a simple idea that makes all the difference. Teaching a growth mindset creates motivation and productivity in the worlds of business, education, and sports.

Episode 140: Carol Dweck - The Power Of A Growth Mindset

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“Growth mindset leaders want to be challenged."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Focusing on growth -- having a desire for a challenge and learning from setbacks leads to sustained excellence People with a fixed mindset are afraid to find out that they aren't very smart Growth mindset leaders want to be challenged Fixed mindset leaders have a deep seated insecurity. They have to keep showing that they're a genius. Don't declare that you have a growth mindset -- Instead figure out what triggers you into having a fixed mindset. Start there. Questions to ask people in an interview to understand their mindset Sharing credit or taking it all for yourself? It shows a lot about your mindset When was the last time you were wrong? (It should be often) "Don't praise the intelligence. Praise the process." Do NOT reward children for getting straight A's Taking the stairs -- Develop Grit  Be aware that doing something the hard way will benefit you (and your children) "I want your listeners to do something way outside of their comfort zone..." Why as a young manager you need to focus on collaboration -- Ask others for help Learning Leader = "I loved it. Merging of Learning and Leadership. Helping others learn. Serving them.

“I have always been deeply moved by outstanding achievement and saddened by wasted potential.”

Continue Learning:

Go To: MindsetOnline.com  Follow Carol's thoughts on Twitter: @mindsetworks  Read: Mindset - The New Psychology of Success  To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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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

Bio From MindsetOnline.com

Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., is one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of motivation and is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. Her research has focused on why people succeed and how to foster success. She has held professorships at Columbia and Harvard Universities, has lectured all over the world, and has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her scholarly book Self-Theories: Their Role in Motivation, Personality, and Development was named Book of the Year by the World Education Federation. Her work has been featured in such publications as The New Yorker, Time, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe, and she has appeared on Today and 20/20.

139: Lin Wood – One Of The Greatest Trial Lawyers In The World

Jul 7, 2016 49:31

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Episode 139: Lin Wood – One Of The Greatest Trial Lawyers In The World

Lin Wood has more than 38 years of experience as a trial lawyer focusing on civil litigation, representing individuals and corporations as plaintiffs or defendants in tort and business cases involving claims of significant damage, including False Claims Act cases. Mr. Wood also has extensive experience in First Amendment/defamation litigation and management of the media in high profile cases.

On behalf of his clients, Mr. Wood has made numerous national television and radio appearances, including appearances on NBC’s The Today Show, CBS’ 60 Minutes and 60 Minutes II, Larry King Live, The Oprah Winfrey Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS’ The Early Show, CNN’s American Morning, MSNBC’s The Abrams Report, Imus in the Morning and Hardball, Court TV, and the CBS, NBC and ABC evening news programs. Mr. Wood was profiled in the cover article of the January 1998, issue of Atlanta magazine, on the July 12, 2000, broadcast of NBC’s The Today Show and in the cover article of the November 27, 2000, issue of Editor & Publisher magazine. Additionally, Mr. Wood was recognized as a Notable Georgian in the January 2002, issue of Georgia Trend magazine. Most recently, Mr. Wood was profiled in the cover article of the September 2015, issue of Attorney at Law.

Episode 139: Lin Wood – One Of The Greatest Trial Lawyers In The World

 

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“If You Follow A Script, Rather Than A Checklist, You Will Miss Answers.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Having a vision/goal that is clearly defined combined with a willingness to take on risk will lead to sustained excellence Lin’s combination of confidence and work ethic has led to his immense success How representing Richard Jewell (the original person suspected of the Centennial Park bombing at the Atlanta Olympics) changed his life What it was like defending Jon and Patsy Ramsey His clients call him in times of need because he becomes their friend Lin’s sole focus is on developing a relationship and helping his clients The Devita case = $495 million settlement It’s good to experience “jumping off a cliff without a parachute” = starting his own firm The importance of getting a ton of “reps” in the court room as a young lawyer Going in to each and every conversation with a curious mind Why you have to be willing to take on cases that you will lose – No great trial lawyer is undefeated.  This is a great metaphor for life and risk taking opportunities

“Being A Trial Lawyer Is An Art… Not A Science.” – Lin Wood

Continue Learning:

Go To: LinWoodLaw.com Read: A Conversation With Lin Wood To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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Information from LinWoodLaw.com

 

Lin Wood has been the lead attorney in many national, high profile cases, including serving as:

Lead civil attorney for the late Richard Jewell in matters arising out of reporting about Mr. Jewell in connection with the 1996 bombing of Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta Lead civil attorney for Jeff Greene in libel litigation against The St. Petersburg Times and The Miami Herald related to Mr. Greene’s 2010 campaign for the Democratic Nomination for the U.S. Senate from Florida Lead civil attorney for Sheldon Adelson in New York libel litigation against the National Jewish Democratic Council Attorney for Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain in defense of false accusation Attorney for Dr. Phil McGraw in connection with false and defamatory articles published by Newsweek, the Daily Beast and the National Enquirer Lead civil attorney in Whistleblower cases alleging Medicare fraud against DaVita, Inc. in federal court in Atlanta and against Halifax Hospital Medical Center in federal court in Florida Lead civil attorney for Howard K. Stern in the prosecution and defense of defamation claims arising out of the death of Anna Nicole Smith Lead trial counsel for The Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr., Inc. in connection with claims related to corporate governance Lead attorney for John and the late Patsy Ramsey and their son in matters relating to the 1996 murder of JonBenet Ramsey in Boulder, Colorado Attorney for Beth Holloway in matters relating to the media coverage ofthe May 2005 disappearance of her daughter, Natalee Holloway, in Aruba and in a pending civil action against the National Enquirer in federal court in Alabama Attorney for Sharon Rocha in matters relating to the media coverage of the December 2002 murder of her daughter, Laci Peterson Attorney for former U.S. Congressman Gary Condit in defamation matters relating to the May 2001 abduction and murder of Chandra Levy in Washington Co-counsel for the victim in the civil actions in Colorado against Kobe Bryant Lead counsel for AirTran Airlines, Inc. in defamation litigation against the Cleveland, Ohio newspaper, The Plain Dealer Lead counsel for Esquire Deposition Services LLC in multi-state class actions dealing with billing practices Lead trial counsel for the Estate of Anna Nicole Smith in federal action for misappropriation and theft of estate property Lead trial attorney for Sun Trust Bank in litigation arising out of claims by trust beneficiaries related to an inheritance of Coca-Cola stock

138: Caroline Burckle – How To Use Visualization Like An Olympian

Jul 4, 2016 01:06:04

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Episode 138: Caroline Burckle – How To Use Visualization Like An Olympian

What an honor it was for me to speak with an incredible leader and Olympic Bronze Medalist, Caroline Burckle. This conversation is packed with action oriented advice.  You can implement Caroline’s ideas immediately and see a positive impact in your life.

In her words: Winning a bronze medal in the 2008 Olympic Games in swimming was the most humbling and rewarding experience of my life. A lifelong road of pursuing a goal not only taught me the importance of clear communication, leadership, self-confidence, and goal-setting, but how to authentically follow a vision that was once merely a dream.

I thrive when I am developing individuals. My definition of success is to connect a person with their inner power and tap into their true potential. Whether I am rocking a one-on-one individual coaching session or speaking to a group of people, I am passionate in my quest to elevate people to view their lives through a spirited lens!

My journey (in a nutshell): Swam for The University of Florida & Team USA, 2008 Beijing Bronze Medalist in 4x200 Freestyle Relay , Swam Professionally for BlueSeventy & Team USA in Southern California, Associate of Arts Degree from Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising -- Product Development, Worked for the ever-inspiring lululemon Athletica for ~ 3 years in both Beverly Hills, CA & Louisville, KY, Masters of Science in Sport Psychology & Motor Behavior from The University of Tennessee, Founder of Stilwellness - Peak Performance Coaching

Co-Founder of RISE Elite Athletes - Peak Performance Coaching for Youth Athletes

Episode 138: Caroline Burckle – How To Use Visualization Like An Olympian

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“A creative mind is an authentic mind.  It is your personal driving force for autonomy and a balanced life.  Without creativity we do not grow.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Connection to others (teammates).  The ability to know you are leading others leads to sustained excellence The influence Brene Brown had on Caroline and the importance of “doing the work” Winning a bronze medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics – The effect it had on her life Breaking Janet Evans long standing record How Caroline felt in that race and was able to do something that had never been done Flow state – the dynamics of it and how to get there Visualizing like Jason Day Mentoring and leading others – how to create a business from it The writing process – Talking it out The importance of waking up early and moving your body – How that impacts your mind and body 2008 Olympics – Michael Phelps – The French trash talking The struggle and depression that follows the Olympics – How common this is for Olympians How to use self-doubt as fuel

“I believe in visualization… Paint the picture.”

Continue Learning:

Go To: RiseEliteAthletes.com Follow Caroline on Twitter: @caroburckle Read more about Caroline: OWaves.com To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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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

 

Bio From LinkedIn.com/in/caroburckle

Winning a bronze medal in the 2008 Olympic Games in swimming was the most humbling and rewarding experience of my life. A lifelong road of pursuing a goal not only taught me the importance of clear communication, leadership, self-confidence, and goal-setting, but how to authentically follow a vision that was once merely a dream.

I thrive when I am developing individuals. My definition of success is to connect a person with their inner power and tap into their true potential. Whether I am rocking a one-on-one individual coaching session or speaking to a group of people, I am passionate in my quest to elevate people to view their lives through a spirited lens!

My journey (in a nutshell): Swam for The University of Florida & Team USA, 2008 Beijing Bronze Medalist in 4x200 Freestyle Relay , Swam Professionally for BlueSeventy & Team USA in Southern California, Associate of Arts Degree from Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising -- Product Development, Worked for the ever-inspiring lululemon Athletica for ~ 3 years in both Beverly Hills, CA & Louisville, KY, Masters of Science in Sport Psychology & Motor Behavior from The University of Tennessee, Founder of Stilwellness - Peak Performance Coaching

Co-Founder of RISE Elite Athletes - Peak Performance Coaching for Youth Athletes

137: Don Yaeger – How To Become A Master Storyteller

Jun 30, 2016 41:37

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Episode 137: Don Yaeger – How To Become A Master Storyteller

Don Yaeger is an award-winning keynote speaker, business leadership coach, an eight-time New York Times Best-selling author and longtime Associate Editor for Sports Illustrated. Don has fashioned a career as one of America’s most provocative thought leaders. As a speaker, he has worked with audiences as diverse as Fortune 500 companies and cancer survivor groups, where he shares his personal story.

He is primarily sought to discuss lessons on achieving Greatness, learned from first-hand experiences with some of the greatest sports legends in the world. Additionally, Don has been retained by companies and organizations to coach their leaders, management teams and employees on building a culture of greatness by looking at Great Teams in sports and discerning the business lessons we can learn from them.

Throughout his writing career, Don has developed a reputation as a world-class storyteller and has been invited as a guest to every major talk show – from Oprah to Nightline, from CNN to Good Morning America.

Episode 137: Don Yaeger – How To Become A Master Storyteller

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“The greatest in the world learned to hate losing more than they loved winning.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Taking excuses off the table and understanding the value of who you associate with leads to sustained excellence Looking for imperceptible slights to fuel you – Michael Jordan’s method to motivate himself Listening, always being a student will lead to incredible relationships Understanding how to asks questions that lead people to open up Challenge yourself to be known by 5 words The process of becoming a professional speaker Understanding you have a personal brand and how to cultivate it The 16 things high performing teams do that others don’t Always having a development plan for the next leaders How to make meetings better – It starts with punctuality Learning Leader – John Wooden – Always reading, right up until the end of his life Playing quarterback and how it compares to other parts of life

 “Every other month I flew to California to meet with John Wooden. EVERY time I walked in the room he was reading a book.  He never stopped learning.”

Continue Learning:

Go To: DonYaeger.com             Follow David on Twitter: @DonYaeger Read: Great Teams: 16 Things High Performing Organizations Do Differently To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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Did you enjoy the podcast?

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Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

Bio From DonYaeger.com

Don Yaeger is an award-winning keynote speaker, business leadership coach, an eight-time New York Times Best-selling author and longtime Associate Editor for Sports Illustrated. Don has fashioned a career as one of America’s most provocative thought leaders. As a speaker, he has worked with audiences as diverse as Fortune 500 companies and cancer survivor groups, where he shares his personal story.

He is primarily sought to discuss lessons on achieving Greatness, learned from first-hand experiences with some of the greatest sports legends in the world. Additionally, Don has been retained by companies and organizations to coach their leaders, management teams and employees on building a culture of greatness by looking at Great Teams in sports and discerning the business lessons we can learn from them.

Throughout his writing career, Don has developed a reputation as a world-class storyteller and has been invited as a guest to every major talk show – from Oprah to Nightline, from CNN to Good Morning America.

136: Derek Coburn – Networking Is Not Working

Jun 27, 2016 55:43

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Episode 136: Derek Coburn – Networking Is Not Working

Derek Coburn is the author of the #1 Amazon bestseller, “Networking Is Not Working: Stop Collecting Business Cards and Start Making Meaningful Connections.” Derek is the CEO and co-founder (along with his wife, Melanie) of CADRE—an un-networking community in Washington, DC—serving CEOs and business leaders, and has hosted numerous bestselling authors and thought leaders at their YOUniversity events. He began his professional journey as a financial advisor in 1998 and has been a partner at Washington Financial Group for 15 years. Derek lives in Washington, DC with his wife Melanie, two sons and pit bull, Bodie. You can connect with Derek on his website and on Twitter at @cadredc.

Episode 136: Derek Coburn – Networking Is Not Working

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“Derek Coburn is a literal master at networking and human relations.” Marcus Sheridan, The Sales Lion

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

A willingness to be wrong… Curiosity/asking questions, and willing to get feedback leads to sustained excellence The problem with being surrounded by “Yes Men” Read: Persuadable-Great -  How Great Leaders Change-Their Minds to Change the World The importance of curating who is at an event and more importantly, who is NOT there – Keep The Takers OUT The core mission of Cadre Building a network of Givers The blueprint for how everyone can do this Networking – “The intersection of client appreciation and business development” Start hosting small events first “Be Nucleate” – The center of the group Grading your business, your relationships, and yourself – We riffed live on this and it was very interesting.  Being a learning leader means surrounding yourself with people who are constantly growing, learning, improving, and willing to question everything

 “We prevent cheeseballs who want to sling business cards.”

Continue Learning:

Follow Derek on Twitter: @cadredc Read: Networking Is Not Working Read: Persuadable-Great -  How Great Leaders Change-Their Minds to Change the World To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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Episode 001: How To Become A Master Connector W/ Jayson Gaignard From MasterMind Talks

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

Episode 082: Dan Pink – The Science of Motivation, Legendary Writer & Ted Talk

Episode 086: Seth Godin – How To Become Indispensable & Build Your Tribe

Did you enjoy the podcast?

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Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

 

Bio From DerekCoburn.com

Derek Coburn is the author of the #1 Amazon bestseller, “Networking Is Not Working: Stop Collecting Business Cards and Start Making Meaningful Connections.” Derek is the CEO and co-founder (along with his wife, Melanie) of CADRE—an un-networking community in Washington, DC—serving CEOs and business leaders, and has hosted numerous bestselling authors and thought leaders at their YOUniversity events. He began his professional journey as a financial advisor in 1998 and has been a partner at Washington Financial Group for 15 years. Derek lives in Washington, DC with his wife Melanie, two sons and pit bull, Bodie. You can connect with Derek on his website and on Twitter at @cadredc.

135: Andrew Warner: How To Be A Fearless Interviewer (Mixergy)

Jun 23, 2016 01:02:05

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Episode 135: Andrew Warner: How To Be A Fearless Interviewer (Mixergy)

Andrew Warner is one of the interviewers I study in order to improve my own interviewing skills.  I love how fearless he is.  He will ask the tough questions that most people are too scared to ask. It became a Meta moment to interview someone who I think is one of the best interviewers in the world.  I loved it!

Andrew Warner was one of the pioneers of the internet startup scene — starting online in 1997 and growing his business into a multi-million dollar venture. When Andrew grew up in New York City, he saw the titans of entrepreneurship — in particular, entrepreneurs from the publishing industry — firsthand.

He remembers thinking to himself that he wanted to do that. He wanted what they had achieved. By any measure, Warner has accomplished this childhood vision, and has made it as an entrepreneur.

After he and his brother achieved their first success, a $30 million per year Internet business, he wanted to share the gift of inspiration and knowledge with budding entrepreneurs. To achieve this end, he started Mixergy, where he invites proven Entrepreneurs to teach how they built their startups. On Mixergy, he has had the founders of Wikipedia, Groupon, LivingSocial, LinkedIn, and over a thousand other fascinating start-ups.

Episode 135: Andrew Warner: How To Be A Fearless Interviewer (Mixergy)

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“We want to be like the people who will go running in gardening shoes.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Caring and passion leads to sustained excellence How to ask the really tough questions The best one word question an interviewer can ask How Charlie Rose has improved so much as an interviewer Focusing on the bigger mission – What do you want to do? The importance of preparation as an interviewer – And how to deal with potentially being too prepared Hiring a coach – Transcribing his interviews to review them How The Larry Sanders Show helped him as an interviewer Why he started Mixergy Don’t worry about having the right shoes, just go run When interviewing someone, think… What do I really care about? The power of stories

 “If you don’t experience failure early, then you begin to fail it later.  You can’t fear it.”

Continue Learning:

Go To: Mixergy.com      Follow Andrew on Twitter: @AndrewWarner Read: Shoe Dog To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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Episode 086: Seth Godin – How To Become Indispensable & Build Your Tribe

Did you enjoy the podcast?

If you enjoyed hearing Andrew Warner 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

 

Bio From AndrewWarner.com

Andrew Warner was one of the pioneers of the internet startup scene — starting online in 1997 and growing his business into a multi-million dollar venture. When Andrew Warner grew up in New York City, he saw the titans of entrepreneurship — in particular, entrepreneurs from the publishing industry — firsthand.

He remembers thinking to himself that he wanted to do that. He wanted what they had achieved. By any measure, Warner has accomplished this childhood vision, and has made it as an entrepreneur.

After he and his brother achieved their first success, a $30 million per year Internet business, he wanted to share the gift of inspiration and knowledge with budding entrepreneurs. To achieve this end, he started Mixergy, where he invites proven Entrepreneurs to teach how they built their startups. On Mixergy, he has had the founders of Wikipedia, Groupon, LivingSocial, LinkedIn, and over a thousand other fascinating start-ups.

134: Patrick Lencioni – Naked Consulting: Why It Works

Jun 20, 2016 01:01:39

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Episode 134: Patrick Lencioni – Naked Consulting: Why It Works

I read Pat’s Leadership Fable, “The Five Dysfunctions Of A Team” many years ago and became a huge fan of his work.  “Getting Naked” is another seminal piece on shedding fear.  You’ll notice on this episode that Pat also has a great wit and sense of humor.  I was learning and laughing throughout the conversation.

Pat Lencioni is the founder of The Table Group and the author of 10 books which have sold nearly 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.

As CEO, Pat spends his time writing books and articles related to leadership and organizational health, speaking to audiences interested in those topics and consulting to CEOs and their teams.

Episode 134: Patrick Lencioni – Naked Consulting: Why It Works

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“Getting naked… Being completely transparent has been the key to our success.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Humility is the core virtue of sustained excellence A drive for excellence is imperative to be successful – Southwest Airlines Why don’t most leaders do this? They think it’s beneath them How do you not get fooled in the hiring process? Pat answers… “Scare people with sincerity” Why the phrase “it’s just business” is horrible Why his business is called The Table Group It’s important to enjoy each step of growth.  If you don’t enjoy owning one restaurant, you won’t enjoy owning 20 of them Getting naked – Being 100% transparent Don’t sell… Help.  Start to do stuff for a potential client immediately.  Help them from the very beginning before they’ve paid you anything.  They will eventually beg to give you money. Naked Consulting = Don’t be afraid to lose the business Don’t be afraid to be embarrassed – Ask questions Don’t be afraid to feel inferior to your client.  Help them.  Clean the office, carry supplies, do the little things The Ideal Team Player is: Humble Hungry Smart Keynote speech process? Make people an insider.  Make it so they are in on it.  Don’t present, just talk as you normally would.  Be honest. A great learning leader is humble enough to know that she is learning constantly

“The best piece of technology is a table.”

Continue Learning

Read:  The Five Dysfunctions Of A Team- A Leadership Fable Go To: The Table Group Follow Pat on Twitter: @patricklencioni Follow me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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Did you enjoy the podcast?

This was a jam packed episode full of great content.  Pat Lencioni is leader who is constantly learning in order to help us all live a better life. Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show!

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

Bio From TableGroup.com  

Pat Lencioni is the founder of The Table Group and the author of 10 books which have sold nearly 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.

As CEO, Pat spends his time writing books and articles related to leadership and organizational health, speaking to audiences interested in those topics and consulting to CEOs and their teams.

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

133: John Ruhlin – Giftology: Radical Generosity Is Your Secret Weapon

Jun 16, 2016 49:30

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Episode 133: John Ruhlin – Giftology: Radical Generosity Is Your Secret Weapon

John Ruhlin is the founder of The Ruhlin Group, a gift logistics company that helps clients like the Chicago Cubs, Wells Fargo, Caesar s Entertainment, Miami Dolphins, Morgan Stanley, and The John Maxwell Company execute year-round gifting strategies.

John's unique approach to relationships led him to become the #1 salesman for a $250 Million direct sales company by the time he was 23 (out of 1.5 Million reps). He now speaks widely about strategic gifting and relationship building and helps CEOs and sales teams drive referrals and open doors to elusive decision makers.

He is the author of “Giftology.” Ruhlin breaks down how anyone from mail clerk to managing director can master the magic of Giftology; with these and more: Mastering reciprocity, the hidden bottom line booster Laser-targeting whom to give a gift and when to use thrift Uncovering your client s inner circle and becoming part of it Give wholeheartedly to Giftology and reap the rewards of an expanding business and fruitful relationships, professional and personal alike.

Episode 133: John Ruhlin – Giftology: Radical Generosity Is Your Secret Weapon

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“I Help Leaders Not Suck At Saying Thank You.” – John Ruhlin

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

The best gift John ever received – Specific gifts for him, his wife, and his kids based on each of their preferences A thoughtful hand written note on a nice sheet of paper will go a long way Percentage of revenue invested on gift giving Reframing your questioning to: “What’s the most I could give?” Differentiating from all others Why you shouldn’t give gifts at Thanksgiving or Christmas Why you should never put your own logo on a gift How to be a better gift giver in your relationship with your spouse “Surprise and Delight” – “Planned “Randomness” Why you shouldn’t ask for your gift recipient’s address – Find another one to get it Don’t give consumable safe bets – Be thoughtful Think, “How can I help you look good to your most important relationships?’ Paying for each employee to have their homes cleaned every two weeks and the benefit his company receives from it How to dominate your specific space like he dominates the appreciation space

“What’s the most I could give?  What’s the craziest thing I could do to show them how much I appreciate them?”

Continue Learning

Read:  Giftology Go To: Ruhlin Group Follow John on Twitter: @ruhlin Follow me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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Did you enjoy the podcast?

This was a jam packed episode full of great content.  John Ruhlin is leader who is constantly learning in order to help us all live a better life. Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show!

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

Bio From RuhlinGroup.com

John Ruhlin is the founder of The Ruhlin Group, a gift logistics company that helps clients like the Chicago Cubs, Wells Fargo, Caesar s Entertainment, Miami Dolphins, Morgan Stanley, and The John Maxwell Company execute year-round gifting strategies.

John's unique approach to relationships led him to become the #1 salesman for a $250 Million direct sales company by the time he was 23 (out of 1.5 Million reps). He now speaks widely about strategic gifting and relationship building and helps CEOs and sales teams drive referrals and open doors to elusive decision makers.

He is the author of “Giftology.” Ruhlin breaks down how anyone from mail clerk to managing director can master the magic of Giftology; with these and more: Mastering reciprocity, the hidden bottom line booster Laser-targeting whom to give a gift and when to use thrift Uncovering your client s inner circle and becoming part of it Give wholeheartedly to Giftology and reap the rewards of an expanding business and fruitful relationships, professional and personal alike.

132: Kevin Kelly - How To See The Future...

Jun 13, 2016 41:09

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Episode 132: Kevin Kelly -  How To See The Future...

Much of what will happen in the next thirty years is inevitable, driven by technological trends that are already in motion. In this fascinating, provocative new book, Kevin Kelly provides an optimistic road map for the future, showing how the coming changes in our lives—from virtual reality in the home to an on-demand economy to artificial intelligence embedded in everything we manufacture—can be understood as the result of a few long-term, accelerating forces. Kelly both describes these deep trends—interacting, cognifying, flowing, screening, accessing, sharing, filtering, remixing, tracking, and questioning—and demonstrates how they overlap and are codependent on one another. These larger forces will completely revolutionize the way we buy, work, learn, and communicate with each other. By understanding and embracing them, says Kelly, it will be easier for us to remain on top of the coming wave of changes and to arrange our day-to-day relationships with technology in ways that bring forth maximum benefits. Kelly’s bright, hopeful book will be indispensable to anyone who seeks guidance on where their business, industry, or life is heading—what to invent, where to work, in what to invest, how to better reach customers, and what to begin to put into place—as this new world emerges. (Per Amazon.com)

Kevin Kelly is Senior Maverick at Wired magazine. He co-founded Wired in 1993, and served as its Executive Editor for its first seven years. His new book for Viking/Penguin is called The Inevitable, with a publication date of June 6, 2016. He is also founding editor and co-publisher of the popular Cool Tools website, which has been reviewing tools daily since 2003. From 1984-1990 Kelly was publisher and editor of the Whole Earth Review, a journal of unorthodox technical news. He co-founded the ongoing Hackers’ Conference, and was involved with the launch of the WELL, a pioneering online service started in 1985. His books include the best-selling New Rules for the New Economy, the classic book on decentralized emergent systems, Out of Control, a graphic novel about robots and angels, The Silver Cord, an oversize catalog of the best of Cool Tools, and his summary theory of technology in What Technology Wants (2010).

Episode 132 Kevin Kelly – How To See The Future...

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“Their success can prevent future success. It’s difficult to move off that peak.  It’s important to know nothing at times.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Those who cultivate, create, make, and have an ability to see the world a little differently sustain excellence With technology advancements, it’s difficult to sustain a different view Why we should think of ways to optimize our lives The art of making allies instead of enemies “I write in order to tell myself what I think” The power of sharing your journal with the world Why humans will own less and will pay for access to more things Why do we need to sleep? Can we optimize it? Why hasn’t the speed of commercials airlines increased in 30 years? “You are not late – Go do something now”

“What are you trying to optimize in your life?”

Continue Learning:

Follow Kevin on Twitter: @kevin2kelly Read: 1,000 True Fans Read: The Inevitable: Understanding The 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape You To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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Episode 086: Seth Godin – How To Become Indispensable & Build Your Tribe

Did you enjoy the podcast?

If you enjoyed hearing Kevin Kelly 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

 

Bio From KK.org

Kevin Kelly is Senior Maverick at Wired magazine. He co-founded Wired in 1993, and served as its Executive Editor for its first seven years. His new book for Viking/Penguin is called The Inevitable, with a publication date of June 6, 2016. He is also founding editor and co-publisher of the popular Cool Tools website, which has been reviewing tools daily since 2003. From 1984-1990 Kelly was publisher and editor of the Whole Earth Review, a journal of unorthodox technical news. He co-founded the ongoing Hackers’ Conference, and was involved with the launch of the WELL, a pioneering online service started in 1985. His books include the best-selling New Rules for the New Economy, the classic book on decentralized emergent systems, Out of Control, a graphic novel about robots and angels, The Silver Cord, an oversize catalog of the best of Cool Tools, and his summary theory of technology in What Technology Wants (2010).

131: Marshall Goldsmith – The #1 Leadership & CEO Coach In The World

Jun 9, 2016 43:01

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Episode 131: Marshall Goldsmith – The #1 Leadership & CEO Coach In The World

When you google “helping successful leaders,” the name that will appear on almost all 3,500+ results is Marshall Goldsmith…  It was an absolute thrill to learn directly from him during this conversation on The Learning Leader Show.

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is the author or editor of 35 books, which have sold over two million copies, been translated into 30 languages and become bestsellers in 12 countries. He has written two New York Times bestsellers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There – a Wall Street Journal #1 business book and winner of the Harold Longman Award for Business Book of the Year. His newest book Triggers: Creating Behavior that Lasts – Becoming the Person You Want to Be was published on May 19, 2015.

Marshall’s global professional acknowledgments include: Harvard Business Review – World’s #1 Leadership Thinker, Institute for Management Studies – Lifetime Achievement Award (one of only two ever awarded), American Management Association - 50 great thinkers and leaders who have influenced the field of management over the past 80 years, BusinessWeek – 50 great leaders in America, Wall Street Journal – top ten executive educators, Forbes – five most-respected executive coaches.  Leader of the Future Award, and Global Gurus ranked Marshall #1 World's Top 30 Coaching Professionals for 2016. Marshall's work has been recognized by nearly every professional organization in his field.

Episode 131: Marshall Goldsmith – The #1 Leadership & CEO Coach In The World

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“He Who Is Not Busy Being Born Is Busy Dying”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Courage, Humility, and Discipline leads to sustained excellence Giving speeches in 96 countries and earning 11 million frequent flyer miles 27 CEO’s have endorsed his new book, “Triggers” Marshall’s strategy and how he “bets” on himself (he doesn’t get paid unless his coaching works) The amount he gets paid and time length: 18 months of coaching for $250,000 He’s been coaching for 39 years – He feels incredibly worthy of coaching the best in the world.  He’s the world’s #1 CEO/Leadership coach If you google “helping successful leaders,” Marshall’s name will appear in virtually every result (over 3,500) The daily 2 minute exercise that will change your life – Why you should email Marshall and ask him to send it to you (he sent it to me.  It’s incredible) Don’t use the phrase, “I have this problem.”  Instead say “I used to do that” – Make it past tense, not current Doing your best to set clear goals every single day Being a learning leader means reading and constantly striving to improve

 “I Wrote The Theory About How To Change Behavior”

Continue Learning:

Go To: MarshallGoldsmith.com     Follow Marshall on Twitter: @coachgoldsmith Read: What Got You Here Won't Get You There Read: Triggers To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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Did you enjoy the podcast?

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Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

Bio From MarshallGoldsmithLibrary.com

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is the author or editor of 35 books, which have sold over two million copies, been translated into 30 languages and become bestsellers in 12 countries. He has written two New York Times bestsellers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There – a Wall Street Journal #1 business book and winner of the Harold Longman Award for Business Book of the Year. His newest book Triggers: Creating Behavior that Lasts – Becoming the Person You Want to Be was published on May 19, 2015.

Marshall’s global professional acknowledgments include: Harvard Business Review – World’s #1 Leadership Thinker, Institute for Management Studies – Lifetime Achievement Award (one of only two ever awarded), American Management Association - 50 great thinkers and leaders who have influenced the field of management over the past 80 years, BusinessWeek – 50 great leaders in America, Wall Street Journal – top ten executive educators, Forbes – five most-respected executive coaches.  Leader of the Future Award, and Global Gurus ranked Marshall #1 World's Top 30 Coaching Professionals for 2016. Marshall's work has been recognized by nearly every professional organization in his field.

130: Ryan Holiday – What Is Your Greatest Enemy? Your Ego

Jun 6, 2016 01:06:37

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Episode 130: Ryan Holiday – What Is Your Greatest Enemy? Your Ego

If you enjoyed the first conversation Ryan Holiday and I had, then you will absolutely love this one.  We went much deeper on a number of really interesting topics including: Destiny (does it choose us?), Ego, Stoicism, Risk, Metallica, Focus, Silence, and Gawker Media… I loved it.

Ryan Holiday is a media strategist and prominent writer on strategy and business. After dropping out of college at nineteen to apprentice under Robert Greene, author of The 48 Laws of Power, he went on to advise many bestselling authors and multiplatinum musicians. He served as director of marketing at American Apparel for many years, where his campaigns have been used as case studies by Twitter, YouTube, and Google and written about in AdAge, the New York Times, and Fast Company. 

His most recent book, “Ego Is The Enemy” draws on a vast array of stories and examples, from literature to philosophy to his­tory. We meet fascinating figures such as George Marshall, Jackie Robinson, Katharine Graham, Bill Belichick, and Eleanor Roosevelt, who all reached the highest levels of power and success by con­quering their own egos. Their strategies and tactics can be ours as well.

Episode 130: Ryan Holiday – What Is Your Greatest Enemy? Your Ego

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“Ryan Holiday is one of his generation’s finest thinkers, and this book is his best yet.” - Steven Pressfield, author of New York Times bestseller “The War of Art”

The Learning Leader Show

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

The importance of always being a student – “One cannot learn that which they think they already know.” The remarkable story of Kirk Hammett, lead guitar player for Metallica – His actions upon being hired will blow you away (and inspire you) Ryan’s process for receiving feedback and coaching Why it’s not wise to try and impress others Being motivated to prove people right The importance of your spouse The power of silence and how it relates to Robert Greene’s work in The 48 Laws of Power The phrase confident and secure leaders are willing to say that others are not Don’t follow your passion, follow your effort – Nobody quits what they’re good at What is destiny?  Is it predetermined? Meeting your heroes in person Why Ryan feels that Gawker is one of the worst media companies of all time and the piece he wrote about Peter Thiel Great giveaways for his book

“Be an anteambulo – Clear the path for others to be successful.”

“One cannot learn that which they think they already know.”

Continue Learning:

Go To Ryan’s Website: RyanHoliday.net Read: Ego Is The Enemy Follow Ryan on Twitter: @RyanHoliday Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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Episode 114: Cal Newport – Deep Work Is Your Super Power

Did you enjoy the podcast?

This was a jam packed episode full of great content.  Ryan Holiday is a leader who leads an very interesting life. Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show!

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

From The Prologue of “Ego Is The Enemy”

“While the history books are filled with tales of obsessive visionary geniuses who remade the world in their image with sheer, almost irrational force, I’ve found that history is also made by individuals who fought their egos at every turn, who eschewed the spotlight, and who put their higher goals above their desire for recognition.”

129: Rory Vaden – Why The Best “Take The Stairs”

Jun 2, 2016 39:20

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Episode 129: Rory Vaden – Why The Best “Take The Stairs”

Self-Discipline Strategist Rory Vaden’s book Take the Stairs is a #1 Wall St Journal, #1 USA Today, and #2 New York Times bestseller. As an award-winning entrepreneur and business leader, Rory Co-Founded Southwestern Consulting™, a multi-million dollar global consulting practice that helps clients in more than 14 countries drive educated decisions with relevant data. He’s also the Founder of The Center for the Study of Self-Discipline (CSSD).

Rory is the world’s leader on defining the psychology around modern day procrastination, called Priority Dilution™ - in fact, he coined the term. He speaks and consults on how to say no to the things that don’t matter, and yes to the things that do. His client list includes companies and groups such as: Cargill, The Million Dollar Roundtable, P&G, True Value, YPO, Wells Fargo Advisors, Land O’Lakes, Novartis, and hundreds more. His insights have recently been featured on/in: Fox News, CNN, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Inc, Fortune, and the New York Times.

Episode 129: Rory Vaden – Why The Best “Take The Stairs”

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“When I think of a learning leader, I think of someone who is learning and applying.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Being willing to take on the tough moments (like a buffalo does a storm) leads to sustained excellence The relation to Kevin Ollie and “Take The Stairs” that he used with his UConn basketball team The specific number of “reps” Rory has gained as a speaker (Deliberate Practice) The science behind habit forming 70 speaking dates per year The mindset of multiplying time Understanding the most significant tasks Why one of his books totally failed (really interesting and transparent talk from Rory) The impact Zig Zigler had on him as a mentor Being a learning leader means putting what you’ve learned into action.  Action is critical

 “Multipliers create more time tomorrow.”

Continue Learning:

Go To: RoryVaden.com     Follow Rory on Twitter: @rory_vaden Read: Take The Stairs - 7 Steps To Achieving True Success To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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Episode 082: Dan Pink – The Science of Motivation, Legendary Writer & Ted Talk

Episode 086: Seth Godin – How To Become Indispensable & Build Your Tribe

Did you enjoy the podcast?

If you enjoyed hearing Rory Vaden 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

 

Bio From RoryVaden.com

Self-Discipline Strategist Rory Vaden’s book Take the Stairs is a #1 Wall St Journal, #1 USA Today, and #2 New York Times bestseller. As an award-winning entrepreneur and business leader, Rory Co-Founded Southwestern Consulting™, a multi-million dollar global consulting practice that helps clients in more than 14 countries drive educated decisions with relevant data. He’s also the Founder of The Center for the Study of Self-Discipline (CSSD).

Rory is the world’s leader on defining the psychology around modern day procrastination, called Priority Dilution™ - in fact, he coined the term. He speaks and consults on how to say no to the things that don’t matter, and yes to the things that do. His client list includes companies and groups such as: Cargill, The Million Dollar Roundtable, P&G, True Value, YPO, Wells Fargo Advisors, Land O’Lakes, Novartis, and hundreds more. His insights have recently been featured on/in: Fox News, CNN, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Inc, Fortune, and the New York Times.

He is a regular contributor for American Express Open Forum, Huffington Post, and The Tennessean and his articles and insights average more than 4 million views every month. Additionally, he hosts The Rory Vaden Show which is the only nationally syndicated weekly radio show for “movers and shakers in the world of business.”

128: Donna Dubinsky - Standing Up To Steve Jobs And Being Right

May 30, 2016 40:45

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Episode 128: Donna Dubinsky – Standing Up To Steve Jobs And Being Right

Donna Dubinsky was made famous by the Harvard Business School study about the time when she disagreed with Steve Jobs (when he decided that Apple should eliminate their distribution warehouse).  She ultimately prevailed and we discussed what happened next in her incredible career.  We had a fascinating conversation on this episode of The Learning Leader Show.

Donna Dubinsky first partnered with Jeff Hawkins at Palm, Inc. in 1992, where she served as president and CEO. She held this position throughout Palm’s acquisition by U.S Robotics and subsequently 3Com Corporation. In 1998, Donna and Jeff co-founded Handspring, creator of the category-defining Treo smartphone. Handspring merged with Palm in 2003, and Donna continued to serve on Palm’s board until 2009. Previously, Donna spent 10 years at Apple Inc. in a multitude of sales, sales support, and logistics functions—both at Apple and at Claris, an Apple software subsidiary.

Donna earned a B.A. from Yale University, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. She is currently on the board of Yale University.

Episode 128: Donna Dubinsky – Standing Up To Steve Jobs And Being Right

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“When I Worked With Steve Jobs, He Was Interested In Vision, Not Practicality”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

The ability to defy conventional wisdom and curiosity leads to sustained excellence The specifics on the story when she vehemently disagreed with Steve Jobs and what happened Why Donna wanted to change the world and how she set out to do it What it was like working with Steve Jobs in the early days at Apple Steve Jobs initially said he would never be involved in mobile phones… Donna and her colleagues changed his mind when they came out with the first version of a smart phone The future is built on learning machines Steve Jobs redefined the relationships with the phone carriers – Something that nobody before him could do What it’s like to find patterns in streaming data Being a learning leader – It’s not a batch process, you have to continue learning and always deploy as you learn more

 “The Future Is Built On Learning Machines”

Continue Learning:

Go To: Numenta.com Follow Donna on Twitter: @ddubinsky Read: Ten Lessons I Learned From Bill Campbell To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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

Episode 082: Dan Pink – The Science of Motivation, Legendary Writer & Ted Talk

Episode 086: Seth Godin – How To Become Indispensable & Build Your Tribe

Did you enjoy the podcast?

If you enjoyed hearing Donna Dubinsky 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

Bio From Numenta.com

Donna first partnered with Jeff Hawkins at Palm, Inc. in 1992, where she served as president and CEO. She held this position throughout Palm’s acquisition by U.S Robotics and subsequently 3Com Corporation. In 1998, Donna and Jeff co-founded Handspring, creator of the category-defining Treo smartphone. Handspring merged with Palm in 2003, and Donna continued to serve on Palm’s board until 2009. Previously, Donna spent 10 years at Apple Inc. in a multitude of sales, sales support, and logistics functions—both at Apple and at Claris, an Apple software subsidiary.

Donna earned a B.A. from Yale University, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. She is currently on the board of Yale University.

127: Adam Grant – How Originals Impact The World

May 26, 2016 36:47

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Episode 127: Adam Grant – How Originals Impact The World

Adam Grant has been a leader I’ve admired since I read his NY Times best-selling book, “Give and Take” in 2013.  The book changed my life.  It changed how I view the world and how I view success.  The path to success and sustained excellence is different than I originally thought and I have Adam to thank for you.  It was an absolute thrill to have this conversation with Adam.

Adam Grant is Wharton’s top-rated professor and a New York Times writer on work and psychology. He has been recognized as one of the world's 25 most influential management thinkers, the 100 most creative people in business, the 40 best business professors under 40, and Malcolm Gladwell’s favorite thinkers.

Adam is the author of two New York Times bestselling books translated into 35 languages. Originals explores how individuals champion new ideas and leaders fight groupthink; it is a #1 national bestseller and one of Amazon's best books of February 2016. Give and Take examines why helping others drives our success, and was named one of the best books of 2013 by Amazon, Apple, the Financial Times, and The Wall Street Journal—as well as one of Oprah's riveting reads and Harvard Business Review’s ideas that shaped management.

Adam received a standing ovation for his 2016 TED talk on the surprising habits of original thinkers and was voted the audience's favorite speaker at The Nantucket Project on the success of givers and takers. 

Episode 127: Adam Grant

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“It’s a myth that you have to be a big risk taker to be a successful entrepreneur.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Being a dedicated learner and always raising the bar leads to sustained excellence Realizing he had no excuse not to share his ideas with the world after he made tenure Why Adam does not consider himself an Original It’s not that we struggle with creativity, it’s Originality where we are lacking Getting invited to the main TED conference The process for writing and delivering a world class TED talk The importance of having a coach – Adam had 4 speaking coaches helping him prepare and edit his TED Talk How to deal with a Taker who has success Why procrastination helps spur creativity Creativity and curiosity are the starting point for all originality The best originals think about risk like a stock portfolio A learning leader cares more about getting better than they do about their own ego

 “I don’t think we struggle at creativity, we struggle at originality.”

Continue Learning:

Go To: AdamGrant.net     See Why Over 66,000 People Follow Adam on Twitter: @AdamMGrant Read: Give and Take Read: Originals To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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

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Bio From AdamGrant.net

Adam Grant is Wharton’s top-rated professor and a New York Times writer on work and psychology. He has been recognized as one of the world's 25 most influential management thinkers, the 100 most creative people in business, the 40 best business professors under 40, and Malcolm Gladwell’s favorite thinkers. Previously, he was a record-setting advertising director, a junior Olympic springboard diver, and a professional magician.

Adam is the author of two New York Times bestselling books translated into 35 languages. Originals explores how individuals champion new ideas and leaders fight groupthink; it is a #1 national bestseller and one of Amazon's best books of February 2016. Give and Take examines why helping others drives our success, and was named one of the best books of 2013 by Amazon, Apple, the Financial Times, and The Wall Street Journal—as well as one of Oprah's riveting reads and Harvard Business Review’s ideas that shaped management.

Adam received a standing ovation for his 2016 TED talk on the surprising habits of original thinkers and was voted the audience's favorite speaker at The Nantucket Project on the success of givers and takers. His speaking and consulting clients include Google, the NBA, Merck, Goldman Sachs, Pixar, Facebook, Johnson & Johnson, the United Nations, the U.S. Army and Navy, and the World Economic Forum, where he has been honored as a Young Global Leader. His New York Times articles on Raising a moral child and How to raise a creative child have each been shared over 300,000 times on social media.

 

Adam was profiled in The New York Times Magazine cover story, Is giving the secret to getting ahead? He was tenured at Wharton while still in his twenties, and has received the Excellence in Teaching Award for every class that he has taught. He is the founder and host of the Authors@Wharton speaker series, and co-director of Wharton People Analytics. He has designed experiential learning activities based on The Apprentice in which students have raised over $325,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation while developing leadership, influence, networking and collaboration skills. He serves on the Lean In board and authored a New York Times series on women and work with Sheryl Sandberg, including Speaking while female and Madam C.E.O., get me a coffee.

Adam earned his Ph.D. in organizational psychology from the University of Michigan, completing it in less than three years, and his B.A. from Harvard University, magna cum laude with highest honors and Phi Beta Kappa honors. He has earned awards for distinguished scholarly achievement from the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, and the National Science Foundation. He has more than 60 publications in leading management and psychology journals, and his pioneering studies have increased performance and reduced burnout among engineers and sales professionals, enhanced call center productivity, and motivated safety behaviors among doctors, nurses and lifeguards. His studies have been highlighted in bestselling books such as Quiet by Susan Cain, Drive  by Daniel Pink, and David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell.

126: Jayson Gaignard – Mastermind Talks: An Event With A Lower Acceptance Rate Than Harvard

May 23, 2016 01:01:31

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Episode 126: Jayson Gaignard – Mastermind Talks: An Event With A Lower Acceptance Rate Than Harvard

Jayson Gaignard has become a great friend over the course of the past year.  He calls himself a “talent scout” – Meaning he looks for people on the rise and works hard to support them on that journey.  Jayson believes building those relationships are more important than just simply seeking the “already famous” people in the world.  I’m grateful that he’s been such a great supporter of me for the last year. 

The event that Jayson Gaignard has created (Mastermind Talks) is harder to get an invitation to than it is to get accepted to Harvard (5.2% for Harvard).  Mastermind Talks accepts less than 1 half of 1% of applicants.  Jayson Gaignard says this is the key to the long term success of his business.  In 2016, the event was held in Ojai, CA and I was fortunate to be one of those in attendance.  During this conversation today, we discussed the details and specifics around executing a world class event.  You’ll be amazed at Jayson’s attention to detail and his care for each and every member.  He’s one of the most thoughtful leaders I’ve ever met.

"Business, like life, is all about how you make people feel. It’s that simple, and it’s that hard."

Episode 126: Jayson Gaignard – Mastermind Talks: An Event With A Lower Acceptance Rate Than Harvard

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“We’re Drowning In Information, But Starving For Wisdom.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Success breeds complacency and arrogance.  Leaders who sustain excellence are not arrogant and are never complacent “Amazing people often know other amazing people” How and why Jayson has resisted the temptation to have open enrollment – He actively leaves a large sum of money on the table ever year Jayson’s remarkable ability to develop trust with his colleagues Going into an event without sharing an agenda or featured speakers – Again Jayson has built massive trust Why it’s helpful to build in a great deal of time for people to mingle Roundtables/Breakout Sessions – The power of having subject matter experts as attendees Peer to Peer learning is huge part of Mastermind Talks The element of surprise – Gary Vaynerchuk, Tony Hawk, James Altucher, Damien Escobar If you want to be blown away, watch this: Damien Escobar “My focus is on scaling trust.  If I have trust, I can make magic happen” The importance of having a morning “movement event” – Get people together early to workout, eat breakfast, and then start the formal information at 10:00 Advice given to event attendees: How to stand out and make an impact on your fellow attendees

“Amazing People Know Other Amazing People.”

Continue Learning:

Follow Jayson on Twitter: @JaysonGaignard Read: Mastermind Dinners Go to: MastermindTalks.com To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

 

Bio From MastermindTalks.com (In Jayson’s words)

Just a few years ago, I was stuck on the entrepreneurial "hamster wheel" building a business I hated, which enabled me to buy things I didn't need, to impress people I didn't even like. I was "successful” on the outside, but the heaviness of that success left me yearning for the lightness of being a beginner again.

That business made me "burn the boats" in search of something different... something fulfilling. I didn't know what this would be at the time, but by the end of our first event in May of 2013, I knew I had found it.

Entrepreneurs may come to our events for content - but they leave with something far more valuable... community. Entrepreneurship can be very isolating at times, and it's hard to find like-minded individuals. Over the last few years I've spent my time carefully curating an incredible network of entrepreneurs without using rational benchmarks such as their type of business, or revenues. Instead, I curate based upon who they are and what they stand for. Just like an investor investing in businesses, I invest in people, because I believe that amazing people become increasingly amazing over time.

I dedicate my life to supporting and serving a small group of individuals. These people value legacy over currency. They know that good is the enemy of great, and are never satisfied with what is considered "good" in any area of their life.

They are not afraid to sacrifice who they are for who they want to become.

These are the people I'm committed to - Is that you?

125: Garry Ridge – How To Build A Tribal Culture (CEO WD-40)

May 19, 2016 41:15

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Episode 125: Garry Ridge – How To Build A Tribal Culture (CEO WD-40)

Garry Ridge is president and chief executive officer of the WD-40 Company (NASDAQ WDFC) headquartered in San Diego, California. WD-40 Company is the maker of the ever-popular WD-40. A native of Australia, Garry has served as national vice president of the Australian Marketing Institute and the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association.

Garry is an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego. He teaches leadership development, talent management & succession planning in the Master of Science in Executive Leadership program.  In March 2003, Garry was awarded Director of the Year for Enhancement of Economic Value by the Corporate Directors forum.  In 2006, Garry was awarded the Ernst & Young - Master Entrepreneur Award.

In 2009, Garry co-authored a book with Ken Blanchard titled “Helping People Win at Work: A Business Philosophy called “Don’t Mark My Paper, Help Me Get an A.”

Episode 125: Garry Ridge – How To Build A Tribal Culture (CEO WD-40)

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“The Number That Predicts Long Term Sales Success Is Employee Satisfaction”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Having a high level of empathy (EQ), being a great listener, and a passion to see others succeed leads to sustained excellence How he grew WD-40 from $250 million to $1.6 Billion How to build a tribal culture Turning up the volume on training, learning, and development What it means when Garry says, “Don’t waste a good crisis” Setting SMART goals Why the employee needs to set the goal and be supported by the leader “Wisdom is putting knowledge to work” “You learn a lot by shutting up” A great line from “The Bridge of Spies” When the prisoner is asked if he’s worried about something potentially bad happening to him, he quietly responds, “Would that help?” – It’s a waste of energy to worry about things outside of your control Don’t Mark My Paper – Help Me Get An A Having a rigorous hiring process to ensure bringing great people into the business Learning Leader – Aggressive self-education

 “I Never Lose… I Either Win Or I Learn” – Garry Ridge

Continue Learning:

Follow Garry on Twitter: @LearningMoment Read: Helping People Win At Work Go To: The Learning Moment To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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Episode 086: Seth Godin – How To Become Indispensable & Build Your Tribe

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Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

Bio From TheLearningMoment.com

Garry's passion about learning is driven from his personal experience of working in an environment where learning was not encouraged or sought out. As Garry recalls, "I knew we as a team could be better, but when looking into the eyes of my employees, I didn't see the hunger. I took a hard line approach and starting asking tough questions, such as, 'what kind of environment would help feed your hunger?' My employees were direct and honest, 'give me an environment where I can learn, be challenged, and rewarded for taking a risk.' So, I did just that, I set out to create a learning environment.

Today, Garry has the desire to continue with his learnings by sharing them with others. Garry says, "Change is difficult, and as I was going through this transitional period, it would have been helpful to have a big brother/sister who could have provided additional insights. Today, knowing others will want to create a learning environment, I would like help and support this by sharing my learnings.

124: Don Wettrick – Pure Genius: Learning From The Innovation Teacher

May 16, 2016 44:15

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Episode 124: Don Wettrick – Pure Genius: Learning From The Innovation Teacher

Don Wettrick has become a great friend over the last three months.  I absolutely love what he is doing for the students he’s leading at Noblesville High School.  It takes a dynamic and fearless leader to create and implement his idea for an Innovation factory within a high school.  I love it!  

Don Wettrick is an Innovation Specialist at Noblesville High School, just outside Indianapolis, IN. He is the author of “Pure Genius: Building a Culture of Innovation and Taking 20% Time to the Next Level”. Wettrick has worked as a middle school and high school teacher; educational and innovation consultant; and educational speaker. Don is passionate about helping students find their educational opportunities and providing them with the digital tools they need to give them a competitive edge.

Don has lectured across the US and Europe about collaboration, social media use, and work environments that enable innovation. He also hosts an internet radio program, InnovatED, for the BAM! Radio Network.  Most importantly Don works with educators and students to bring innovation and collaborative skills into education.

Episode 124: Don Wettrick – Pure Genius: Learning From The Innovation Teacher

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“Students Have The Arrogance Of Belief”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Having a broader view of the journey leads to sustained excellence Why Prince is the definition of “sustained excellence” to Don (**Note – This conversation was recorded prior to Prince tragically passing away) How Don was inspired by Dan Pink’s TED Talk The students have the arrogance of belief – it’s great Learning can be a problem if the only destination is getting into college The art of non-conformity The heroes journey is life Don wants adventure – “Too many people are busy watching someone else’s and not doing it themselves” The importance of “Just Asking…” And what it can lead to Being a learning leader means you are embrace the failures and learn from them

“Don Wettrick has incorporated a range of creativity-generating concepts into his teaching and turned his classroom into an innovation factory.” – Dan Pink

Continue Learning:

See why over 31,000 people follow Don on Twitter: @DonWettrick Read: Pure Genius Go to: TheInnovationTeacher.com To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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

Episode 082: Dan Pink – The Science of Motivation, Legendary Writer & Ted Talk

Episode 086: Seth Godin – How To Become Indispensable & Build Your Tribe

Did you enjoy the podcast?

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Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

Bio From The InnovationTeacher.com

Don Wettrick is an Innovation Specialist at Noblesville High School, just outside Indianapolis, IN. He is the author of “Pure Genius: Building a Culture of Innovation and Taking 20% Time to the Next Level”. Wettrick has worked as a middle school and high school teacher; educational and innovation consultant; and educational speaker. Don is passionate about helping students find their educational opportunities and providing them with the digital tools they need to give them a competitive edge.

Don has lectured across the US and Europe about collaboration, social media use, and work environments that enable innovation. He also hosts an internet radio program, InnovatED, for the BAM! Radio Network.  Most importantly Don works with educators and students to bring innovation and collaborative skills into education.

123: David Allen – How To Get Things Done

May 12, 2016 50:01

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Episode 123: David Allen – How To Get Things Done

David Allen is an incredible leader.  Between his best-selling book, “Getting Things Done,” The 5 I’s, and living in Europe, I was blown away by the depth of David.  There is a great deal to learn from him and his experiences.  We had a fascinating conversation on this episode of The Learning Leader Show.

Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them. That’s why David Allen created Getting Things Done®. GTD is the work-life management system that has helped countless individuals and organizations bring order to chaos. GTD enables greater performance, capacity, and innovation. It alleviates the feeling of overwhelm—instilling focus, clarity, and confidence.

After decades of in-the-field research and practice of his productivity methods, David wrote the international best-seller Getting Things Done. Published in over 28 languages, TIME magazine heralded it as “the defining self-help business book of its time.” In 2015, he released a new edition of the book, with new insights, updates, and discoveries about the world of Getting Things Done and its many personal and professional applications.

Today, the David Allen Company is a thriving global training and consulting company, widely considered the leading authority in the fields of organizational and personal productivity.

Episode 123: David Allen – How To Get Things Done

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The Learning Leader Show

“This Material Is For Anyone But Not For Everyone.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Having a mix of strong ego and humility leads to sustained excellence It’s important to have an “openness” to what could be coming next It took David 25 years to “figure it out” He spent 4 years writing “Getting Things Done” This process helps you create more space Creating an “In” basket – Find things that have your attention, list them all out Unwrap it – A “to do” list on steroids Clarify you decisions and KEEP TRACK of them… Very important The 5 I’s: Information Inspiration Installation Implementation Integration Bottom Up – Start where you are, not where you need to be How heroin affected his thought process Being a learning leader means you are authentic and will spend a lifetime learning

 “Anything That Takes 2 Minutes Or Less… Do It Immediately”

Continue Learning:

See why over 1,200,000 people follow David on Twitter: @gtdguy Read: Getting Things Done Go To: GettingThingsDone.com To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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Episode 086: Seth Godin – How To Become Indispensable & Build Your Tribe

Did you enjoy the podcast?

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Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

 

Bio From GettingThingsDone.com

Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them. That’s why David Allen created Getting Things Done®. GTD is the work-life management system that has helped countless individuals and organizations bring order to chaos. GTD enables greater performance, capacity, and innovation. It alleviates the feeling of overwhelm—instilling focus, clarity, and confidence.

After decades of in-the-field research and practice of his productivity methods, David wrote the international best-seller Getting Things Done. Published in over 28 languages, TIME magazine heralded it as “the defining self-help business book of its time.” In 2015, he released a new edition of the book, with new insights, updates, and discoveries about the world of Getting Things Done and its many personal and professional applications.

Today, the David Allen Company is a thriving global training and consulting company, widely considered the leading authority in the fields of organizational and personal productivity.

122: Sarah Robb O’Hagan – EXTREME YOU: Unlocking Your Potential

May 9, 2016 42:35

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Episode 122: Sarah Robb O’Hagan – EXTREME YOU: Unlocking Your Potential

Executive, activist and entrepreneur, Sarah Robb O’Hagan is described by the media as everything from “Superwoman undercover” to the “Queen of the Jocks” to the ultimate example of where fierce business woman, mother and fitness fanatic combine. Named among Forbes “Most Powerful Women in Sports” and recognized as one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business” Sarah is an internationally recognized re-inventor of brands, but if you ask Sarah, she’ll say she’s in business to help individuals and teams achieve their potential.

Sarah was born in New Zealand – the first country in the world to give women the vote and home to the first man to climb Mt Everest. The pioneering spirit of her country cultivated Sarah’s drive and imagination for “what’s possible” enabling her to found a movement she currently leads called “Extreme Living” – helping individuals, teams and businesses unlock their potential by discovering their own uniquely exploitable traits. Her book EXTREMEYOU will be published by HarperCollins in 2017. (From CAASpeakers.com)

Episode 122: Sarah Robb O’Hagan - EXTREME YOU: Unlocking Your Potential

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The Learning Leader Show

“Don’t worry about making the right decision, worry about making the decision right.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Curiosity and humility leads to sustained excellence How to build a career that builds upon itself How to be persistent when going for a job you really want What it was like to work for Nike, Virgin, Gatorade, Equinox, and now as an entrepreneur ExtremeYOU – Building the platform and writing the book What Sarah learned from getting fired – The embarrassing moment when she had to pack her box and leave Resilience is key The importance of mentors – How they can fast track your career The biggest mistake young leaders/managers make Expect your team to be extraordinary – Watch them live up to your expectations The reason for leaving massive jobs to start her own company The best piece of advice she ever received and how Sarah implements it Being a learning leader to Sarah – “I love it!”

 “If you don’t experience failure early, then you begin to fail it later.  You can’t fear it.”

Continue Learning:

Go To: ExtremeYOU.com     Follow Sarah on Twitter: @ExtremeSRO Read: Getting Things Done To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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Episode 086: Seth Godin – How To Become Indispensable & Build Your Tribe

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Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

Bio From Fortune.com

Sarah Robb O’Hagan is the founder and Chief Extremer at EXTREMEYOU which is a a content platform of inspirational and educational articles, as well as programs, tools, workshops and experiences for ALL Extremers of ALL levels who have the guts and drive to achieve their potential and want to learn how to get it done.” Prior to that she was the President of Equinox -- the world’s premier fitness lifestyle company, comprising the Equinox, Soul Cycle, Blink Fitness and Pure Yoga brands.

Before earning the role of leading Equinox, she was the President of Gatorade. During her tenure, the Gatorade brand was returned to healthy growth and succeeded in evolving into sports nutrition with successful launches of the G Series platform in the USA, Latin America, UK and Australia.

Robb O’Hagan joined Gatorade after nearly six years at Nike where she held marketing and general management roles. She was a member of the team that launched Nike Plus in collaboration with Apple.

Prior to Nike she worked at Atari Interactive, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Virgin Megastores and Air New Zealand.

121: Ryan Michler – How To Build Your 1,000 True Fans

May 5, 2016 56:05

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Episode 121: Ryan Michler – How To Build Your 1,000 True Fans

If you have a desire to build your own tribe full of raving, engaged fans, then this is a great episode for you.  I originally met Ryan Michler over a year ago… He was in the midst of building his community, “The Order of Man.”  It’s incredible to see how far and impactful his community has become in just 12 months.  In addition… Ryan and his wife had their 4th child the DAY BEFORE we recorded this episode.  Ryan is a man of his word and didn’t want to cancel even in the midst of having a child!  Incredible.

Ryan Michler is the creator of “The Order of Man” and “The Iron Council.”  The Order of Man is a website that provides fantastic value to leaders who strive to improve on a daily basis.  Ryan also has a podcast with the same name.  I was fortunate to be a guest on his show in May of 2015.  You can listen to that episode HERE  if you would like.

Episode 121: Ryan Michler – How To Build Your 1,000 True Fans

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The Learning Leader Show

“The Reality Is You Get To Choose Your Environment”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

The ability to take action on a consistent basis leads to sustained excellence Read Teddy Roosevelt’s “The Strenuous Life” How and Why Ryan created “The Order of Man” The impact it had on Ryan’s life by not having a father figure The Iron Council – Why he created it and what they do for their members Spending a year in Ramadi (Iraq) in a combat zone Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook – Gary Vaynerchuk The benefits of having an accountability partner How to build your own community “Decentralized Command” – Having team leaders Focusing on the ONE thing that will yield the most impact The 3 P’s of Masculinity Learning Leader = Being Humble, realizing you don’t have it all figured out yet and you never will

Continue Learning:

Go To: OrderOfMan.com Follow Jane on Twitter: @orderofman Read: Theodore Roosevelt - The Strenuous Life To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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Episode 086: Seth Godin – How To Become Indispensable & Build Your Tribe

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

Bio From OrderOfMan.com (In Ryan’s Words)

Most of my childhood was spent without a permanent father figure in my life. I never learned how to work on my car, I never had the chance to roughhouse with my dad, and I didn’t even learn how to throw a baseball correctly until I was a freshman in high school.

Looking back on it now, I wonder how my life would have been different if I had a permanent male influence in my life. What would the world look like if there were more men in it? I’m not talking about males. I’m talking about MEN (there is a difference).

Now that I have sons, I’m committed to being the dad that I never had. We do all kinds of great things together-sports (I coach ALL their teams), build tree houses, and roughhouse ’til we’re exhausted.

As I talk with other men, I can see that there is a huge need for learning how to be a better father. But I’ve also seen a need for strong and honorable men outside of the home.

Guys, we’re losing the meaning of manhood. We’ve gone away from being strong, rugged, independent, and tough to a collection of wimpy, dependent, whiners. Something has got to be done!

120: Andrew Brandt – Learning From A World Class Negotiator

May 2, 2016 49:17

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Episode 120: Andrew Brandt – Learning From A World Class Negotiator

Andrew Brandt leads a fascinating life.  A great mentor of mine told me to always be on the lookout for others who have had “success in multiple life categories.” In Andrew’s case, he’s done that throughout his life: Stanford graduating Cum Laude à Georgetown Law à NFL Player agent à VP and head negotiator for The Green Bay Packers à Top Business analyst for ESPN/Writer for The MMQB/ Leader at Villanova.  This is a very insightful conversation on The Learning Leader Show.

Andrew Brandt is an ESPN Business Analyst. He’s a weekly columnist; at The MMQB.com Andrew is also the Exec. Director, Moorad Center at Villanova. He focuses on trying to stay true to the good and never peaking.  Previously, he was the Vice President of Player Finance and General Counsel of Green Bay Packers.  He was in charge of The Packers Salary Cap as well as negotiating all of the player contracts for the team.

Episode 120: Andrew Brandt – Learning From A World Class Negotiator

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The Learning Leader Show

“There are a lot of fathers of success but few of failure.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Self-discipline, internal motivation, having a lack of complacency leads to sustained excellence The story of Ricky Williams asking him to work for Master P! What it was like being in the middle of an NFL “war room” on draft day Working as an NFL agent with David Falk and Bobby Orr Writing, teaching, broadcasting are the three pillars of his career Wharton to Villanova Supporting coaches who are forward thinking and innovative like Chip Kelly Unfortunately, most coaches and GM’s are just trying not to get fired How to become a great negotiator Never let emotion override focus – “Emotions fade, focus doesn’t” Keeping Aaron Rodgers on hold while waiting for a trade offer prior to drafting him! An incredible Drew Rosenhaus story Not using the word “former” in the description for anything he does – Looking forward, living in the present.  Learn from the past but moving forward Stay true to the good and being in “constant beta mode” is the definition of a learning leader

 “Stay true to the good… And never peak.” – Andrew Brandt

Continue Learning:

See Why Over 200,000 People Follow Tim on Twitter: @AndrewBrandt Read: Andrew's Work On The MMQB To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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Episode 001: How To Become A Master Connector W/ Jayson Gaignard From MasterMind Talks

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Episode 082: Dan Pink – The Science of Motivation, Legendary Writer & Ted Talk

Episode 086: Seth Godin – How To Become Indispensable & Build Your Tribe

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

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Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

Bio From Twitter

Andrew Brandt is an ESPN Business Analyst. He’s a weekly columnist; at The MMQB.com Andrew is also the Exec. Director, Moorad Center at Villanova. He focuses on trying to stay true to the good and never peaking.  Previously, he was the Vice President of Player Finance and General Counsel of Green Bay Packers.  He was in charge of The Packers Salary Cap as well as negotiating all of the player contracts for the team.

119: Jane Atkinson – How To Launch Your Speaking Career

Apr 28, 2016 54:44

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Episode 119: Jane Atkinson – How To Launch Your Speaking Career

If you ever plan to speak in front of a group of people, then you’ll want to listen to this episode with Jane Atkinson.  If you have a desire to speak professionally and get paid, then you’ll love this conversation.  I really enjoyed this conversation, specifically the portion of the talk where Jane did a live workshop with me.   I learned a great deal about the speaking profession from

Jane Atkinson has been helping speakers catapult their businesses for over 20 years. As a former speaker’s agent, she has represented numerous speakers, celebrities and best-selling authors. Today, as a speaker coach, Jane has helped some of the industry’s hottest stars. Many of Jane’s clients have vaulted to the top 3% of the field. Her clients are the who’s who…. Executive VP’s of Fortune 100 companies, Editors-in-Chief of Top Magazines, Bestselling Authors, Adventurers, Ivy League Professors and regular everyday people who have a strong message.

Jane’s book entitled “The Wealthy Speaker 2.0: A Proven Formula for Building a Successful Speaking Business” has been touted “the bible” of the speaking. Her follow up book “The Epic Keynote: Presentation Skills and Styles of The Wealthy Speaker” has become the speakers “presentations reference guide”.

Episode 119: Jane Atkinson – How To Launch Your Speaking Career

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“What changed for me working with Jane? Everything…we’ve been together since the beginning and 3 years later we are well on our way to building a million dollar business. She is the definitive Speaker Launcher!” – Ryan Estis

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Focusing… Choosing something you want to be known for leads to sustained excellence Be a specialist… A thought leader in one area How speakers bureaus can be helpful The beginnings of Ryan Estis’ career and how Jane helped him Direct, Live, 1 on 1 coaching Why building in surprise elements to your speech will differentiate you Read The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs How to “make the audience the heroes of your story” Creating audience interaction and engagement – A “How To” Why everyone should invest in a coach (She pays $25K/year for hers) Personal growth, self-development = Learning Leader

Continue Learning:

Go To: SpeakerLauncher.com Follow Jane on Twitter: @janeatkinson Read: The Wealthy Speaker 2.0 To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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Bio From SpeakerLauncher.com

Jane Atkinson has been helping speakers catapult their businesses for over 20 years. As a former speaker’s agent, she has represented numerous speakers, celebrities and best-selling authors. Today, as a speaker coach, Jane has helped some of the industry’s hottest stars. Many of Jane’s clients have vaulted to the top 3% of the field. Her clients are the who’s who…. Executive VP’s of Fortune 100 companies, Editors-in-Chief of Top Magazines, Bestselling Authors, Adventurers, Ivy League Professors and regular everyday people who have a strong message.

Jane’s book entitled “The Wealthy Speaker 2.0: A Proven Formula for Building a Successful Speaking Business” has been touted “the bible” of the speaking. Her follow up book “The Epic Keynote: Presentation Skills and Styles of The Wealthy Speaker” has become the speakers “presentations reference guide”.

118: Greg McKeown – Essentialism: The Discipline Of Saying No

Apr 25, 2016 40:29

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Episode 118: Greg McKeown – Essentialism: The Discipline Of Saying No

I’ve been a big fan of Greg McKeown’s message and his writing since his best-selling book, “Essentialism” came out.  Greg has mastered the art and science behind optimizing his day, creating routines, and always asking the question, “Is this the absolute best use of my time?”  This is a very important and helpful conversation that we all can learn from.  How can we say no more often and eliminate everything that is not essential?

Greg McKeown has dedicated his career to discovering why some people break through to the next level—and others don’t. The definitive treatment of this issue is addressed in McKeown’s latest project: the instant New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less.  As well as frequently being the #1 Time Management book on Amazon, this book challenges core assumptions about achievement to get to the essence of what really drives success.

Episode 118: Greg McKeown – Essentialism: The Discipline Of Saying No

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“Very Successful People Say No To Almost Everything.” -  Greg McKeown

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Saying “No” to almost everything leads to sustained excellence Essentialism is defined as “The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” What would you do if you could do anything? Success creates an increase in options and opportunities which can actually create failure Ronda Rousey – Her success led to an abundance of opportunities which may have caused her loss to Holly Holm Always think, “Is this the very best use for me?” The word priority initially meant “the one thing.”  For some reason it’s evolved to now priorities. There is no such thing as having 20 priorities Explore, Eliminate, Create a Routine Learn to say No gracefully Set up systems to optimize your work Learning Leader as a noun = Focus Learning Leader as a verb = Constantly adjusting to maintain clarity, reflecting, asking, “What’s the most important thing I can be doing right now?”

 “What Would You Do If You Could Do Anything?

Continue Learning:

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Bio From GregMcKeown.com

Greg McKeown has dedicated his career to discovering why some people break through to the next level—and others don’t. The definitive treatment of this issue is addressed in McKeown’s latest project: the instant New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less.  As well as frequently being the #1 Time Management book on Amazon, this book challenges core assumptions about achievement to get to the essence of what really drives success. McKeown is the CEO of THIS Inc, a company whose mission is to assist people and companies to spend 80 percent of their time on the vital few rather than the trivial many. Clients include Adobe, Apple, Google, Facebook, Pixar, Salesforce.com, Symantec, Twitter, VMware and Yahoo!. His writing has appeared or been covered by Fast Company, Fortune, HuffPost, Politico, and Inc. Magazine. He is among the most popular bloggers for the Harvard Business Review and LinkedIn’s Influencers group: averaging a million views a month. McKeown has been interviewed on numerous television and radio shows including NPR’s All Things Considered and NBC’s Press: Here. Entrepreneur Magazine voted his interview at Stanford University the #1 Must-See Video on Business, Creativity and Success.

117: Tim Urban – Using Procrastination to Perform A Ted Talk & Befriend Elon Musk

Apr 21, 2016 52:48

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Episode 117: Tim Urban –  Using Procrastination to Perform A Ted Talk & Befriend Elon Musk

Listen carefully to both the beginning and the end of this conversation.  Tim Urban is one of the most thoughtful leaders that I have ever met.  As a listener I found Tim to be patient and thoughtful in his responses to my questions, sometimes taking a minute or so before his point came across.  Genuinely, I loved that about him.  Be prepared for an incredibly funny, yet insightful conversation on The Learning Leader Show.

Tim Urban has become one of the Internet’s most popular writers. With wry stick-figure illustrations and occasionally epic prose on everything from procrastination to artificial intelligence, Urban's blog, Wait But Why, has garnered millions of unique page views, thousands of patrons and famous fans like Elon Musk. (Bio from Ted.com)

Episode 117: Tim Urban –  Using Procrastination to Perform A Ted Talk & Befriend Elon Musk

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“Life is like a white canvas.  Most people paint in white.  White paint on white canvas.  You don’t even notice them.  The people who paint in different colors make things happen.  They lead.  You notice them.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Doing something that makes a splash… Changing what others do, continuing to reinvent yourself leads to sustained excellence Seth Godin has a great knack for constantly reinventing himself because he’s always searching and noticing How writing about a number of different topics helps you learn 7 Ways to be insufferable on Facebook The secret (not really) to getting 4,000 people to pay you for your blog content Getting invited to the main TED conference The pain of coming up with a topic for his TED speech The imposter syndrome… Feeling like he didn’t belong with the other TED speakers The process for writing and delivering a world class TED talk How Elon Musk became a fan of Tim’s work Getting a phone call from Elon and discussing how they could work together Humility and confidence are the qualities of great learning leaders The opposite of arrogance… Having an open mind and being humble is the definition of a learning leader

 “One of the few things I feel like an expert on is procrastination.” – Tim Urban

Continue Learning:

Go To: WaitButWhy.com    See Why Over 70,000 People Follow Tim on Twitter: @waitbutwhy Read: The Elon Musk Blog Series To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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Bio From Ted.com

Tim Urban has become one of the Internet’s most popular writers. With wry stick-figure illustrations and occasionally epic prose on everything from procrastination to artificial intelligence, Urban's blog, Wait But Why, has garnered millions of unique page views, thousands of patrons and famous fans like Elon Musk.

What others say:

With “Wait But Why,” Tim Urban demonstrates that complex and long-form writing can stand out in an online wilderness choked with listicles and clickbait.

“Wait But Why has captured a level of reader engagement that even the new-media giants would be envious of.” — FastCompany, 2015

116: Paul Madera – Why He Invested $10 Million In Facebook In 2005

Apr 18, 2016 51:10

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Episode 116: Paul Madera – Why He Invested $10 Million In Facebook In 2005

Paul Madera is one of the most down to earth and humble people I’ve ever spoken to… Considering the immense level of success in multiple life categories, I initially expected that he would have at least a semblance of an ego.  As you’ll hear, that does not exist within Paul.  What a refreshing and enjoyable conversation on this episode of The Learning Leader Show.

Paul Madera is the founder of Meritech (1999).  Meritech is known as the pioneer of late stage investing. Paul currently focuses on the SaaS, storage, e-commerce, financial technology, digital consumer, and medical device sectors.  In 2005, Paul sat down with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and made the decision to invest $10 million to earn 2% of Facebook at the time ($500m valuation).  As most people know, Facebook is now worth hundreds of billions of dollars.  Paul also led the charge for Meritech to be an early investor in Salesforce.com among many other great decisions.

Paul holds a B.S. from the United States Air Force Academy and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and currently serves as the Chairman of the US Air Force Academy Endowment. Previously he flew F 16’s on missions that included dropping bombs on targets and dealing with enemy aircrafts (dogfighting).

Episode 116: Paul Madera – Why He Invested $10 Million In Facebook In 2005

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“I Love To Invest In Leaders Who Are Obsessed About Their Company.  Those Who Absolutely Love What They Are Doing.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

The most dedicated, focused individuals who stress personal excellence tend to sustaine excellence Why Paul initially wanted to invest in MySpace What his first thoughts of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg were in 2005 Agreeing to a deal with Mark Zuckerberg – Investing $10m at a $500m company valuation How his company makes decisions on who to invest in The specific qualities he looks for in a CEO to invest in (He loves leaders who are obsessed with their company and certain of their future success) The biggest mistakes young leaders/managers make The specific missions he flew as a fighter pilot – dropping bombs on enemy targets and dealing with combative opposing aircrafts Dogfighting like they did in the movie “Top Gun” – incredible stories! Great leaders are always “doing” – Always striving to learn more

 “It’s Important To Have a Commitment Strategy… Not An Exit Strategy”

Continue Learning:

Go To: MeritechCapital.com See Paul on The Forbes Midas List: Forbes Midas List: Paul Madera Connect with Paul on LinkedIn: com/in/paulmadera To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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Bio From MeritechCapital.com

Paul Madera founded Meritech in 1999. He currently focuses on the SaaS, storage, e-commerce, financial technology, digital consumer, and medical device sectors.

He has led Meritech's investments into 2Wire (Pace), Acopia (F5), BlueArc (Hitachi Data), DataStax, DealerSocket, Facebook (FB), Force10 Networks (DELL), Glaukos, Homestead Technologies (INTU), IntraLase (AMO), Openlane (KAR), Panzura, Prosper, Riverbed Technology (RVBD), Salesforce.com (CRM), Tegile, Tensilica (CDNS), Topspin (Cisco), Wonga, Yammer (MSFT) and 21Vianet (VNET).

Prior to Meritech, Paul was Managing Director and Head of the Private Equity Group at Montgomery Securities/Banc of America where he assisted tech and consumer-based startups in raising capital. He began his career in finance as an investment banker with Morgan Stanley & Co. in New York. Before joining Morgan Stanley, he served in the United States Air Force as an F-16 Instructor Pilot based in South Korea, Spain, and Utah. He also spent a tour at the Pentagon as a member of the Air Force Legislative Liaison Office.

Paul holds a B.S. from the United States Air Force Academy and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and currently serves as the Chairman of the US Air Force Academy Endowment. Paul spends his off hours cycling the hills west of Palo Alto to prepare for "century" rides as well as jogging throughout the San Francisco Peninsula (when he is not gathering material to terrorize his partner Mike Gordon).

115: Amy Porterfield - Working With Tony Robbins, Harley Davidson, & Launching Your Own Business

Apr 14, 2016 40:33

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Episode 115: Amy Porterfield - Working With Tony Robbins, Harley Davidson, & Launching Your Own Business

Amy Porterfield is remarkably intelligent and an absolute joy to talk to.  I love her attitude and approach to her life and business.  Sometimes you have a conversation where it just clicks and this is one of those.  Between being a world class leader/coach/trainer, Amy is successful in multiple life categories.  I loved this conversation.

Amy Porterfield is the co-author of “Facebook Marketing All-In-One for Dummies” and a Social Media Strategist.  She creates educational programs for small businesses and entrepreneurs to help them get more traffic, leads and sales with social media marketing. She’s been in the marketing arena for over 12 years and spent over 6 years working alongside Peak Performance Coach, Tony Robbins, where she managed his content marketing team and major online marketing campaigns.

Episode 115: Amy Porterfield - Working With Tony Robbins, Harley Davidson, & Launching Your Own Business

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“A Learning Leader Has A Lack Of Ego… There’s So Much To Learn.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Consistency and regularly “showing up” is the key to sustaining excellence over an extended period of time.  The way to build trust is to be consistent and always do what you say you’re going to do What it was like working with Tony Robbins for 6 years Side Hustle? Why should everyone start one... The importance of approaching your business in phases Specific tactics for Facebook marketing Building your email list – why you must do this Creating your first webinar – how it will help you Always have an opportunity for people to “opt in” The strategy for building a warm audience Creativity is a habit.  It’s a way of thinking As a learning leader, lose the go and look to grow and learn

 “As A Leader You Said You Were Going to Do It… You Have To Do It.”

Continue Learning:

Go To: AmyPorterfield.com    See why over 130,000 people follow Amy on Twitter: @AmyPorterfield Read: Facebook Marketing - All In One For Dummies To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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Bio From AmyPorterfield.com

Amy Porterfield is the co-author of “Facebook Marketing All-In-One for Dummies” and a Social Media Strategist.  She creates educational programs for small businesses and entrepreneurs to help them get more traffic, leads and sales with social media marketing. She’s been in the marketing arena for over 12 years and spent over 6 years working alongside Peak Performance Coach, Tony Robbins, where she managed his content marketing team and major online marketing campaigns.  

Amy also speaks at marketing events, businesses, and networking events about the power of social media. Presentation hot topics include: Facebook marketing "how to", social media marketing strategy, how to streamline your social media chaos, ways to engage in the online world, how to build real, valuable relationships online, and why Facebook just might be your secret weapon to change the game forever for your business.

114: Cal Newport – Deep Work Is Your Superpower

Apr 11, 2016 57:43

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Episode 114: Cal Newport – Deep Work Is Your Superpower

Cal Newport is a remarkably intelligent leader… I am a massive fan of his writing and have been following his work for years.  It was a thrill to speak with him directly.  This conversation went deep on many levels.  The importance of doing deep work is something I've written about for The Huffington Post as one of the core qualities of a leader who has sustained excellence over an extended period of time.  

Cal Newport is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University, who specializes in the theory of distributed algorithms. He previously earned his Ph.D. from MIT in 2009 and graduated from Dartmouth College in 2004.

His most recent book, Deep Work, argues that focus is the new I.Q. in the knowledge economy, and that individuals who cultivate their ability to concentrate without distraction will thrive. On publication, Deep Work became an instant Wall Street Journal bestseller, and received praise in the New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and The Guardian.

Newport’s previous book, So Good They Can’t Ignore You, argues that “follow your passion” is bad advice. Since its publication, it has been selected for several best business books of the year lists, including those by Inc. Magazine, The Globe and Mail, and 800-CEO-Read. Newport’s New York Times op-ed on the book became the paper’s most e-mailed article for over a week.

Episode 114: Cal Newport – Deep Work Is Your Superpower

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“The Ability To Do Deep Work Is A Super Power”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

A leader who respects how hard everything is leads to sustained excellence We should all study Teddy Roosevelt Why “follow your passion” is bad advice Passion evolves over time… Developing skills through hard work creates passion Deep Work is an activity The ability to do Deep Work is a Super Power How to schedule Deep Work into your day/week/month Why e-mail can be eliminated The power of rituals and routines in order to do deep work Adam Grant and his 4 days of hibernating deep work Why you must claim YOUR time Productive meditation – what is it? And how it benefits you Why Cal is not on any form of social media Learning Leader – Aggressive self-education

 “You Don’t Follow Your Passion, Your Passion Follows You”

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Bio From CalNewport.com

Cal Newport is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University, who specializes in the theory of distributed algorithms. He previously earned his Ph.D. from MIT in 2009 and graduated from Dartmouth College in 2004.

In addition to studying the theoretical foundations of our digital age as a professor, Newport also writes about the impact of these technologies on the world of work.

His most recent book, Deep Work (Grand Central, 2016), argues that focus is the new I.Q. in the knowledge economy, and that individuals who cultivate their ability to concentrate without distraction will thrive. On publication, Deep Work became an instant Wall Street Journal bestseller, and received praise in the New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and The Guardian.

Newport’s previous book, So Good They Can’t Ignore You (Grand Central, 2012), argues that “follow your passion” is bad advice. Since its publication, it has been selected for several best business books of the year lists, including those by Inc. Magazine, The Globe and Mail, and 800-CEO-Read. Newport’s New York Times op-ed on the book became the paper’s most e-mailed article for over a week.

Newport is also the author of three books of unconventional advice for students: How to Be a High School Superstar (Random House, 2010), How to Become a Straight-A Student  (Random House, 2006), and How to Win at College (Random House, 2005). The How To student series has sold over well over 150,000 copies since its inception, and Newport has been invited to speak on these topics at some of the country’s top universities, including Harvard, Princeton, MIT, Dartmouth, Middlebury, Georgetown and Duke.

Between books, Newport explores related ideas on his popular Study Hacks blog.

113: David Meerman Scott – How Donald Trump Has Mastered NewsJacking

Apr 7, 2016 45:24

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Episode 113: David Meerman Scott – How Donald Trump Has Mastered NewsJacking

David Meerman Scott is a remarkable leader… I really appreciate that he’s actively seeking out opportunities to learn, grow, and help others. On this episode, I learned a great deal about Newsjacking – what that meant and how we all can do it.  I also learned a lot about how David became a world class speaker commanding over $25,000 per hour.  We had a fascinating conversation on this episode of The Learning Leader Show.

David Meerman Scott’s book The New Rules of Marketing & PR opened people’s eyes to the new realities of marketing and public relations on the Web. Six months on the BusinessWeek bestseller list with over a quarter of a million copies sold in more than 25 languages from Bulgarian to Vietnamese, “New Rules” is now a modern business classic.

He is the author of ten books and the series editor of six. His other international bestsellers include Real-Time Marketing & PR and Marketing Lessons from the Grateful Dead (written with HubSpot CEO Brian Halligan).

His latest book is The New Rules of Sales and Service: How to Use Agile Selling, Real-Time Customer Engagement, Big Data, Content, and Storytelling to Grow Your Business.

Episode 113: David Meerman Scott – How Donald Trump Has Mastered NewsJacking

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“I Help People Understand How To Reach Buyers In The New Age Of The Web”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Being incredibly curious and not afraid to try something new leads to sustained excellence How Donald Trump is a master at news jacking The power in building a substantial platform Seeing patterns that others don’t – how to do it The importance of being fearless in your approach to the market Newsjacking – injecting your thoughts into the current hot topics Creating multiple streams of revenue – how to do it How to get paid speaking gigs Taking equity over cash for advisory roles Hiring a speaking coach even when you’re one of the best in the world Walk on stage like Mick Jagger A learning leader recognizes that they don’t have it all figured out and never will

 “I Saw Patterns That Nobody Else Was Seeing”

Continue Learning:

Go To: DavidMeermanScott.com See why over 122,000 people follow David on Twitter: @dmscott Read: The New Rules of Marketing & PR To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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Bio From DavidMeermanScott.com

David Meerman Scott’s book The New Rules of Marketing & PR opened people’s eyes to the new realities of marketing and public relations on the Web. Six months on the BusinessWeek bestseller list with over a quarter of a million copies sold in more than 25 languages from Bulgarian to Vietnamese, “New Rules” is now a modern business classic.

He is the author of ten books and the series editor of six. His other international bestsellers include Real-Time Marketing & PR and Marketing Lessons from the Grateful Dead (written with HubSpot CEO Brian Halligan).

His latest book is The New Rules of Sales and Service: How to Use Agile Selling, Real-Time Customer Engagement, Big Data, Content, and Storytelling to Grow Your Business.

112: Liz Wessel – Why You Should Cold E-Mail Your Heroes

Apr 4, 2016 39:11

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Episode 112: Liz Wessel – Why You Should Cold E-Mail Your Heroes

Liz Wessel is a remarkably talented leader… I found her to be extremely interesting and dynamic during this conversation on The Learning Leader Show.  I also admire her guts, will, and determination to create, grow, and sustain her company.  We had a fascinating conversation on this episode of The Learning Leader Show.

Liz Wessel is the CEO of WayUp.  WayUp is the largest online marketplace exclusively for college students and recent grads to find employment.  Their mission is to connect students with awesome opportunities.  Liz and WayUp have since raised $9.1 million in funding.

Liz is a University of Pennsylvania graduate who’s had the entrepreneurial bug since birth.  Initially after graduation she took on a leadership role at Google and famously told them on her first day, “Consider this my 2 years notice.”  Liz stayed true to her word and exactly two years after starting at Google, she left to launch her own business.

Episode 112: Liz Wessel – Why You Should Cold E-Mail Your Heroes

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“A Learning Leader Is Positively Skeptical”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

A positive attitude and being fearless leads to sustained excellence How working for Google in India helped prepare her to lead WayUp How she was able to raise over $9M in funding The decisions she has to make in regards to spending all of that money Why she pushes her employees to cold e-mail their heroes How she manages to only sleep a few hours a night Advice she has for millennials The fear of burn out?  Does she have it? Why not? How reading auto-biographies can help you be more creative A learning leader is positively skeptical

 “You Need To Understand What You Love AND What You Don’t Love”

Continue Learning:

Go To: WayUp.com    Follow Liz on Twitter: @lizwessel Read More About Liz: Cold E-Mail Your Idols To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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Bio – Liz Wessel

Liz Wessel is the CEO of WayUp.  WayUp is the largest online marketplace exclusively for college students and recent grads to find employment.  Their mission is to connect students with awesome opportunities.  Liz and WayUp have since raised $9.1 million in funding.

Liz is a University of Pennsylvania graduate who’s had the entrepreneurial bug since birth.  Initially after graduation she took on a leadership role at Google and famously told them on her first day, “Consider this my 2 years notice.”  Liz stayed true to her word and exactly two years after starting at Google, she left to launch her own business

111: Chris Guillebeau – How To Create Your Dream Job

Mar 31, 2016 27:22

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Episode 111: Chris Guillebeau – How To Create Your Dream Job

Chris Guillebeau is an extraordinary leader.  Between his best-selling books and hosting the World Domination Summit every summer, he’s constantly inspiring and empowering others to be creators and leaders.  During this conversation, you’ll get to hear why Chris specifically wanted to come on the show and his personal backstory (It’s incredible).  We had a fascinating conversation on this episode of The Learning Leader Show.

During a lifetime of self-employment that included a four-year commitment as a volunteer executive in West Africa, he visited every country in the world (193 in total) before his 35th birthday. Since then he has modeled the proven definition of an entrepreneur: “Someone who will work 24 hours a day for themselves to avoid working one hour a day for someone else.”

Chris’s first book, The Art of Non-Conformity, was translated into more than twenty languages. His second book, “The $100 Startup,” was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, selling more than 300,000 copies worldwide. His latest book, “Born For This” will be released April 5, 2016.  This book is the culmination of years of research on people who’ve found or created their “dream job.” From the outside, it looks like these people have been lucky. But in reality, they’ve followed a process of trial-and-error to get exactly what they want.

Every summer in Portland, Oregon, Chris hosts the World Domination Summit, a gathering of creative, remarkable people with thousands in attendance. Chris is also the founder of Pioneer Nation, Unconventional Guides, the Travel Hacking Cartel, and numerous other projects.

Episode 111: Chris Guillebeau – How To Create Your Dream Job

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“Never Give Up? That’s Terrible Advice.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Curiosity and persistence leads to sustained excellence Why some of the greatest achievers in the world have given up at times Why we should all think like a janitor Fulfillment = Success How to build a tribe through creating interesting content The art of non-conformity Build a business on vision and relationships… Not on tactics Receiving life coaching from Jay-Z You Inc. – Build a small empire Why a side hustle is something that everyone should have How to be a DIY Rock Star Why you shouldn’t think like a CEO Being a learning leader means you are actively engaged in learning – positioning yourself as a learner

 “Think Like A Janitor… He Knows Everybody”

Continue Learning:

See why over 140,000 people follow Chris on Twitter: @chrisguillebeau Read: Born For This Read: The $100 Startup To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

 

Bio From ChrisGuillebeau.com

During a lifetime of self-employment that included a four-year commitment as a volunteer executive in West Africa, he visited every country in the world (193 in total) before his 35th birthday. Since then he has modeled the proven definition of an entrepreneur: “Someone who will work 24 hours a day for themselves to avoid working one hour a day for someone else.”

Chris’s first book, The Art of Non-Conformity, was translated into more than twenty languages. His second book, The $100 Startup, was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, selling more than 300,000 copies worldwide. His latest book, The Happiness of Pursuit, was published in September 2014 and was also a New York Times bestseller.

Every summer in Portland, Oregon, Chris hosts the World Domination Summit, a gathering of creative, remarkable people with thousands in attendance. Chris is also the founder of Pioneer Nation, Unconventional Guides, the Travel Hacking Cartel, and numerous other projects.

110: James Clear – How To Build Habits Using Warren Buffett’s 2 List Strategy

Mar 28, 2016 50:58

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Episode 110: James Clear – How To Habits Using Warren Buffett’s 2 List Strategy

James Clear is a leader who has researched and learned how the best leaders in the world form fantastic habits.  On this episode, I was inspired to hear how James has made it his life’s work to study leaders who have sustained excellence and then has shared what he’s found with the world.  I particularly enjoyed the part of our conversation where we discussed the specific ways all of us can implement and form great habits in our lives.

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, he shares what he learns in his popular email newsletter.

James teaches others to: Use small habits to multiply your mental and physical performance by 10x.  Beat procrastination and shave wasted hours off your workweek. Overcome their inner fears and actually follow through on what they set out to do.

Episode 110: James Clear – How To Build Habits Using Warren Buffett’s 2 List Strategy

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“Stop Trying To Manage Time… Instead Manage Your Energy”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Having an ability to focus and ruthlessly eliminate all unnecessary things leads to sustained excellence It’s an exercise in getting started… Find a way to get started The 2 minute rule – Initially start with the tasks that take only 2 minutes The science behind habit forming Habits take an average of 66 days to form The science of habit forming needs to be a small, but permanent lifestyle change The Compound Effect and getting 1% better everyday The Warren Buffett 2 list exercise The four burners theory – Family, Friends, Work, Healthy The aggregation of marginal gains Being a learning leader means reading and constantly striving to improve

 “The Friction In Most Habits Is At The Beginning.  You Must Get Started.”

Continue Learning:

Go To: JamesClear.com    See why over 75K people follow James on Twitter: @james_clear Read: Getting Things Done To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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Did you enjoy the podcast?

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Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

Bio From JamesClear.com

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, he shares what he learns in his popular email newsletter.

James teaches others to: Use small habits to multiply your mental and physical performance by 10x.  Beat procrastination and shave wasted hours off your workweek. Overcome their inner fears and actually follow through on what they set out to do.

109 Natalie Sisson: A Clear Vision, Discipline, & Leveling Up Can Lead To The Life You Want

Mar 24, 2016 34:05

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Episode 109 Natalie Sisson:  A Clear Vision, Discipline, & Leveling Up Can Lead To The Life You Want

Natalie Sisson is an adventurous leader… I really appreciate the way she approaches her work.  She is incredibly passionate about building amazing online businesses and that passion is evident in her voice!  We had a fascinating conversation on this episode of The Learning Leader Show.

Natalie Sisson is the Suitcase Entrepreneur because, since leaving New Zealand in 2006, she’s travelled and explored the world (69 countries and counting), lived out of her suitcase and run an online business that allows her massive freedom while generating a multiple six-figure income in 2015 alone.

Natalie was destined to live out of a suitcase – both from a physical sense – she prefers to buy experiences over stuff, and she has a mental attitude of minimalism and a carefree attitude of no burdens.

Natalie is on a mission to help 1,000,000+ entrepreneurs create true freedom in life by 2020.

Episode 109 Natalie Sisson:  A Clear Vision, Discipline, & Leveling Up Can Lead To The Life You Want

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“I’m on a mission to help 1,000,000 entrepreneurs create true freedom in life by 2020” – Natalie Sisson

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Having a clear vision, being disciplined, & surrounding yourself with others who “level you up” leads to sustained excellence You’ll learn the 4 things you need to be truly free How to create your own personal freedom plan Natalie defines the future of work Why air bnb is so great How traveling helps people become more aware The best places in the world to travel The power of Mastermind retreats and Natalie’s process for creating them Travel hacking ideas – how to do it without spending a lot of money People trust their leaders when the leaders trust them first Being a learning leader – Scaling and learning enough to teach others

 “I’m a multi-faceted, multi-potentialite woman intent on changing my world and yours for the better” – Natalie Sisson

Continue Learning:

Go To: SuitCaseEntrepreneur.com Follow David on Twitter: @suitcasepreneur Read: The Suitcase Entrepreneur To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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Bio From suitcaseentrepreneur.com

Natalie Sisson is the Suitcase Entrepreneur because, since leaving New Zealand in 2006, she’s travelled and explored the world (69 countries and counting), lived out of her suitcase and run an online business that allows her massive freedom while generating a multiple six-figure income in 2015 alone.

Natalie was destined to live out of a suitcase – both from a physical sense – she prefers to buy experiences over stuff, and she has a mental attitude of minimalism and a carefree attitude of no burdens.

Building a freedom-based life doesn’t always have to mean living constantly on the road though. It means grabbing the freedom to make choices that feed your soul.

Which is why in August 2015, she dropped everything she was doing in Portugal to go back home to Wellington, New Zealand to be with her family and her father who became ill.

She is incredibly thankful to have a freedom based business that allowed her to do that and spend quality time, especially with her father, before he passed away on December 1st.

Had she still been in a corporate job, she may not have had the leave or the money to be able to do this at all, and that’s when it really hit her how important it was to build a business or career that supports your ideal lifestyle, and why EVERYONE deserves the right to freedom.

Natalie is on a mission to help 1,000,000+ entrepreneurs create true freedom in life by 2020.

108: Steven Kotler – Your Flow State: What Is It? How To Get There…

Mar 21, 2016 01:06:21

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Episode 108: Steven Kotler – Your Flow State:  What Is It? How To Get There…

Steven Kotler is a remarkable leader… I really appreciate that he’s actively seeking out opportunities to get to his “flow” state.  Your flow state is your optimal level of consciousness.  On this episode, I learned a great deal about being in flow and finding ways to get there more often.  We had a fascinating conversation on this episode of The Learning Leader Show.

Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning journalist and the cofounder/director of research for the Flow Genome Project. He is one of the world’s leading experts on ultimate human performance.

His latest work, Bold was called a “visionary roadmap for change,” by President Bill Clinton and spent many weeks atop both the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists.

His previous book, The Rise of Superman, was one of the most talked about books in 2013 and the first book in history to land on national bestseller lists in the sports, science, and business categories simultaneously. In it, Steven decodes the science of flow, an optimal state of consciousness where we feel our best and perform our best.

Episode 108: Steven Kotler – Your Flow State:  What Is It? How To Get There…

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“Flow Is The Optimal State Of Consciousness”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Creating a life that maximizes time in “flow” leads to sustained excellence Attacking life with a level of commitment… Day by Day Waking up at 3:30 AM to write The power and importance of momentum Flow requires a massive amount of focus – Deep Work Tim Ferriss’s 4 hour time blocks Why Montessori schools are great – Focused on self-directed learning What is the Flow Genome Project? Be known for doing something that is uniquely you Why action sport athletes are great people to hire Learning Leader – Have a sense of humor… Life is hard for everybody The speech process – Preparation and delivering Playing quarterback and how it compares to other parts of life

 “Ideas Don’t Matter… I Care About Execution”

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Go To: StevenKotler.com   Follow David on Twitter: @steven_kotler Read: BOLD: How To Go Big, Create Wealth, and Impact The World To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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Did you enjoy the podcast?

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Bio From StevenKotler.com

Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning journalist and the cofounder/director of research for the Flow Genome Project. He is one of the world’s leading experts on ultimate human performance.

His latest work, Bold was called a “visionary roadmap for change,” by president Bill Clinton and spent many weeks atop both the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists.

His previous book, The Rise of Superman, was one of the most talked about books in 2013 and the first book in history to land on national bestseller lists in the sports, science, and business categories simultaneously. In it, Steven decodes the science of flow, an optimal state of consciousness where we feel our best and perform our best.

Just as Rise explores the upper limits of individual possibility, his book, Abundance, explores the upper limits of societal possibility, breaking down four emerging forces that give humanity the potential to significantly raise global standards of living over the next 20 to 30 years. Abundance spent 10 weeks atop the New York Times bestseller list and appeared on four prestigious “Best Book of the Year” lists. A Small, Furry Prayer—Steven’s book about the relationship between humans and animals—was a national bestseller and nominated for a Pulitzer Prize; West of  Jesus, which examines the neurobiology of spiritual experience, was a Pen/West finalist; and his bestselling novel, The Angle Quickest For Flight, won the William L. Crawford IAFA Fantasy Award.

His writings have been translated into over 40 languages and appeared in over 80 publications, including The New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, Forbes, Wired and TIME. He also writes “Far Frontiers,” a blog about science and culture for Forbes.com, appears frequently on television and radio, and lectures widely on technological, scientific and cultural issues, both to corporate and education institutions.

107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

Mar 17, 2016 34:28

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

Simon Sinek is a bucket list type of a guest.  He is a literally hero of mine.  His TED Talk, “How Great Leaders Inspire Action” is one of my all-time favorites.  It’s also happens to be one of the most popular TED talks of all time.  I loved learning more about Simon the person… As well as some of his newer views on leadership...  I loved how emotional Simon got at certain points in this conversation… Especially when we discussed how it takes courage for great leaders to step up and make tough decisions.  We had a fascinating conversation on this episode of The Learning Leader Show.

Simon Sinek is an unshakable optimist. He believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together. Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Sinek teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people go home every day feeling fulfilled by their work, Sinek is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them. A trained ethnographer, he is the author of two books: the global best seller, Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action and his newest book, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal best seller, Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t.

Fascinated by the leaders and companies that make the greatest impact in their organizations and in the world, those with the capacity to inspire, he has discovered some remarkable patterns about how they think, act and communicate and the environments in which people operate at their natural best. He has devoted his life to sharing his thinking in order to help other leaders and organizations inspire action.

He is best known for popularizing the concept of Why and for the talk he gave on the subject that became the second most watched talk of all time on TED.com.

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

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“If You Care To See Others Succeed, That’s Why You Lead”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Having courage to stick to your values leads to sustained excellence Lt. General George Flynn, USMC is a great example to follow Leadership is a choice – Everyone has the capacity to lead If you have a desire to see others succeed, that’s why you lead Why mass layoffs never used to happen and why they do now The great leaders don’t believe in headcounts… They believe in heart counts Unfortunately… Bad leaders don’t have the courage to sacrifice Why Gary Ridge (CEO of WD-40) is a great leader – He puts his people first Learn Simon’s process for learning new things How to be a great public speaker? Only talk about things that you care about and understand Being a learning leader means approaching every day with the curiosity of a little kid

 “Leadership is a choice – Everyone has the capacity to lead”

Continue Learning:

Watch Simon’s Legendary TED Talk: How Great Leaders Inspire Action Follow Simon on Twitter: @simonsinek Read: Start With Why - How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action Read: Leaders Eat Last - Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12

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