Leo & Randy On Coronavirus

Covid19 has created a level of global uncertainty that cuts to the heart of our collective humanity.  It seems like yesterday people were enjoying a great start to the new year.  Today, many are now wondering if they’ll survive – economically or physically.  Such a seismic shift in market, physical and emotional conditions is rocking the very foundation of our society.

Who you surround yourself matters. Especially now. As we distance socially from physical contact, it’s more important than ever that we remain connected.  We’ll get through this, but it will take all of us working together to make that happen.  Today, we talk about the importance and value of doing so.

For ideas on how you can lean on your peers and serve them at the same time, listen to our podcast.  If you have questions or ideas for us, contact us today.

Useful links:

The Peer Advantage – Randy’s online/virtual charter peer advisory group for SMB owners (accepting applications now for FREE membership)

Leo’s updated speaking page is here

Keep up with Leo’s latest writings in CEO WORLD Magazine

Leo’s books – The Power of Peers and What Anyone Can Do

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Connect with Leo on Linkedin | Twitter | Instagram

Connect with Randy on Linkedin | Twitter | Instagram

Leo & Randy On Truth To Power

Leo published an article at CEOWORLD last May (2019) about speaking truth to power. He approached it from the vantage point of both the leader (CEO) and those who report to the leader (employees).

Mark Twain said, “Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.” However, Leo and Randy maintain we’re all worthy of it. Speaking the truth to power isn’t always easy, but there’s value in pursuing the ideal. Today, Leo and Randy discuss the main points of the CEOWorld article (see the links below).

Would you like to leverage the power of peers inside your company or organization? Contact us today and let’s see how we can help.

Useful links:

Leo’s CEOWORLD article entitled, CEO Advisory: Speaking Truth to Power in Reverse

Seton Hall webinar conducted for alumni by Leo Bottary: Maximizing the Value of a Conference | Thursday, February 20 – 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Alexander Keehnen’s Win Mastermind

Connect with Alexander Keehnen, The Stress-Free Manager

The Peer Advantage – Randy’s online/virtual charter peer advisory group for SMB owners (currently accepting applications)

Leo’s updated speaking page is here

Keep up with Leo’s latest writings in CEO WORLD Magazine

Leo’s books – The Power of Peers and What Anyone Can Do

Subscribe to the YouTube channel

Connect with Leo on Linkedin | Twitter | Instagram

Connect with Randy on Linkedin | Twitter | Instagram

Leo & Randy On Politics

Today’s show isn’t about partisan politics. It’s not a conversation intended to further the polarization within our country. Quite the contrary, it’s about the power of collaboration and all the benefits we may be missing in our collective failure to wake up and figure this out. Today’s topics include compassion, forgiveness, consideration, cooperation, and collaboration.

An emotional moment of extraordinary forgiveness

Leo’s books – The Power of Peers and What Anyone Can Do

Leo’s speaking and workshops

The Peer Advantage – Randy’s SMB online peer advisory group*
*Currently accepting applications – apply today

Subscribe to the YouTube channel

Connect with Leo on Linkedin | Twitter | Instagram

Connect with Randy on Linkedin | Twitter | Instagram

Leo & Randy On Working Together

Today, Leo and Randy discuss working together. This conversation was prompted by Leo’s upcoming trip to Oslo, Norway where he’ll speak, then serve on a panel discussion at the Executive Growth Alliance.

Helpful links:

Chris Kutarna (one of the speakers at the Executive Growth Alliance and author of Age of Discovery )

William Ury’s TED Talk – The Walk From No To Yes

Craig Weber – author of Conversational Capacity: The Secret To Building Successful Teams That Perform When The Pressure Is On (and a new book, Influence In Action: How To Build Your Conversational Capacity, Do Meaningful Work, and Make A Powerful Difference)

Leo’s books – The Power of Peers and What Anyone Can Do

Leo’s speaking and workshops

The Peer Advantage – Randy’s SMB online peer advisory group*
*Currently accepting applications – apply today

Subscribe to the YouTube channel

Connect with Leo on Linkedin | Twitter | Instagram

Connect with Randy on Linkedin | Twitter | Instagram

Leo & Randy on the Holidays, Lessons From George H. W. Bush, and What’s Next!

As we close out the year and prepare for what’s next, Randy and Leo talk about the holidays, the many tributes to George H. W. Bush, and the importance of having a people plan in 2019!   Who you surround yourself with matters. Enjoy!

 

Rep. Barton and Rep. Doyle Reflect on Civility

In the wake of this morning’s (6/14/2017) senseless shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, Representatives Joe Barton (R-TX) and Mike Doyle (D-PA) held a joint news conference on the congressional baseball practice shooting, updating reporters and assuring everyone that the annual game will go on as scheduled.  Their extemporaneous and poignant reflection is something that should give all pause.

Here are a few excerpts provided by CSPAN, along with a video of the press conference.  The full press conference is well worth watching.

Rep. Doyle: “IT SHOULDN’T TAKE AN INCIDENT LIKE THIS TO BRING US TOGETHER. I KNOW IN TIMES OF TRAGEDY WE AS AMERICANS DO THAT. BUT JOE AND I HAVE BEEN REFLECTING A LOT LATELY JUST ON HOW WE CAN STILL MAINTAIN OUR PRINCIPLES AND OUR LEGISLATIVE AGENDAS BUT IN A MORE CIVIL WAY.  AND WHEN THE LEADERSHIP OF THIS COUNTRY IS CIVIL TOWARDS ONE ANOTHER, MAYBE THE PUBLIC WILL START BEING CIVIL TOWARDS ONE ANOTHER, TOO. AND THE NEWS MEDIA WILL BE CIVIL TOWARDS MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND THE PUBLIC.  AND WE CAN CHANGE THE MOOD IN THIS COUNTRY SO THAT PEOPLE DON’T GET FILLED UP WITH THIS KIND OF HATRED.”

Rep. Barton: “IT’S A DIFFERENT CLIMATE TODAY THAN IT WAS IN 1985 WHEN I FIRST GOT ELECTED AND PART OF IT IS TECHNOLOGY AND THE ATTACK POLITICS AND THE 15-SECOND ATTACK ADS AND THINGS LIKE THAT.  MEMBERS ARE NOT LOOKED AT AS PEOPLE ANYMORE. WE’RE KIND OF LOOKED AT AS, I DON’T WANT TO SAY TARGETS, BUT PEOPLE THINK THEY CAN COME TO OUR TOWN HALL MEETINGS AND SAY JUST THE MOST OBNOXIOUS THINGS AND WE NOT FEEL IT PERSONALLY. I CAN ASSURE YOU, EVERY MEMBER OF CONGRESS IS A PERSON. HE HAS FAMILY.”

Here’s where we can all take Kouzes and Posner’s advice to model the way.