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165: Using the Domino Effect for Extraordinary Results

by Monica Harrison on January 16, 2018

When one thing (the right ONE Thing) is set in motion, it can topple many things. Even more significant, a single domino can bring down another domino that is 50% larger. That provides that opportunity not only for linear progress, but exponential progress. [click to continue…]

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164: The ONE Thing to Do This Week for Extraordinary Results

by Monica Harrison on January 9, 2018

What’s the ONE Thing you (or your team) can do this week such that by doing it, everything else would be easier or unnecessary?

Behind every successful person is their ONE Thing. No matter how success is measured, personal or professional, only the ability to dismiss distractions and concentrate on your ONE Thing stands between you and your goals. The ONE Thing is about getting extraordinary results in every situation. [click to continue…]

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163: Elephant in the Room: A Leader’s Guide to Tough Conversations | with Mike Bechtle

November 15, 2017

All of us have at least one person or group of people that we work with who has an issue that we really need to address — a performance problem, a behavioral issue, a piece of spinach stuck in their teeth — but for some reason, we avoid bringing up the topic with them. We’ve […]

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162: Competitive Advantage — 4 Ways to Leverage Relationships at Work | with Todd Davis, FranklinCovey Chief People Officer

November 1, 2017

How many times have you heard a leader say, “Our people are our greatest asset”? You’ve probably even uttered it a few times yourself. It’s a nice sentiment, but really doesn’t tell the full story. Simply having an organization full of stellar individuals is ultimately less important than how they function together.

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161: Becoming a Stress-Resilient Leader | with Andrew Shatté

October 15, 2017

Chronic stress takes a toll on the quality of work and life, for both leaders and the people they lead. Stress muddies our thinking, impairs judgment, damages health and relationships, and causes people to burn out and quit their job. The solution, according to Dr. Andrew Shatté, is for leaders to become stress-relient and to […]

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160: Building a High-Performing and Health-Driven Culture | with John Burke, CEO of Trek Bikes

September 15, 2017

Trek Bikes grew out of one man’s belief that he could build a different kind of company. In a barn in southern Wisconsin, Dick Burke instilled the simple principles that continue to guide the company as it has grown into a worldwide brand: build things that last and leave a legacy of positive change.

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159: Leading a Startup | with Josh Kent, CEO of SunFrog Shirts

August 15, 2017

What does it take to lead a team that builds a startup into a nationally recognized company in less than three years, with an annual growth rate of more than 1,000%?

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WHE32: Boosting Stress Resilience for Employees | with Andrew Shatté

July 18, 2017

“Stress is the new fat. It makes us sick, depletes us emotionally, and diminishes our quality of life.” ~ Jan Bruce, co-author of meQuilibrium Just like managing weight, managing stress is about becoming aware of personal choices and making better ones, and rewiring thought patterns so that an individual’s habits sustain well-being rather than sabotage […]

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158: Multipliers — How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter | with Liz Wiseman

July 15, 2017

Are you a genius or a genius-maker? We’ve all had experience with two dramatically different types of leaders. The first type drains intelligence, energy, and capability from the people around them and always needs to be the smartest person in the room. These are the idea killers, the energy sappers, the diminishers of talent and […]

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157: The Aspiring Leader — Successfully Step into a New Leadership Role | with John Lawler

June 15, 2017

Is your sight set on a new leadership role? Perhaps you’re the Director of Finance, and you’ve just been tapped to become the new CFO. What do you need to change now that your former peers will be reporting to you?

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WHE31: Building a High-Performance and Health-Driven Culture at Trek Bikes | with John Burke, CEO

June 5, 2017

The organizations that are most successful in building a culture of health begin at the top, with key leaders championing a vision that includes the wellbeing of every employee. In this episode, Jesse interviews John Burke, CEO of Trek Bikes, who took a stand 13 years ago that launched a culture that has produced improvements […]

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156: The Leadership Gap — 7 Ways to Move Beyond It | with Lolly Daskal

May 15, 2017

When successful people begin to feel uncertain or challenged at work, the one thing they want to know most is why things are going wrong after they have gone right for so long. Leaders tend to rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches […]

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