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 Trial & Error

Leo kicks off today’s discussion with a phrase that speaks to what inhibits too many of us from taking meaningful action – psychological safety. Quite simply, we’re afraid. The result? Inaction.

The highest achievers lean into doing things and figuring it out as they go. It’s largely trial and error activity unbothered by imperfection.

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:

Alexander Keehnen’s Win Mastermind

Connect with Alexander Keehnen, The Stress-Free Manager

Dan Hoffman founded Circl.es – an innovative platform to help groups and teams collaborate online more effectively

Jeffrey Hayzlett, CEO of C-Suite Network and much more.

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

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 Leo’s New Book

Leo has been working on a new book. Jeffrey Hayzlett of C-Suite Network has agreed to write the Foreword. Jeffrey appeared on the podcast back in April 2019. Thomas F. Anglero, the Director of Innovation for IBM Nordic, will write the Afterword.  Thomas also appeared on our podcast. Leo explains why they’re an ideal fit for these important parts of the book.

Leo shares what readers can expect from the new book, scheduled for release sometime late spring or early summer, 2020.

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 from today’s show:

Jeffrey Hayzlett’s appearance on the podcast

Thomas F. Anglero’s appearance on the podcast

ESPN Films: The Class That Saved Coach K
(you’ll need to have a TV service subscription)

On February 23, 2020, EPSN and ABC will debut a special on the 40th anniversary of the “miracle on ice,” when Team USA defeated the Soviet Russian hockey team during the Lake Placid Winter Olympics.

Book: The Offsite by Robert H. Thompson

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 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 Challenge (Season 2020, Episode 5)

“Don’t limit your challenges; challenge your limits.”   ― Jerry Dunn

Jerry Dunn was known as the “Marathon Man” because in the year 2000 he ran 200 marathons. His quote speaks to this episode of the What Anyone Can Do Podcast – the high value derived when others will caringly challenge us to help us achieve more. Specifically, sometimes it’s about helping people achieve exactly what they say they want. High-performing teams and groups are able to openly and safely challenge each other for ongoing improvement and growth.

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:

Google’s Project Aristotle on what makes an effective team

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 Understanding (Season 2020, Episode 4)

Today, on this episode of the What Anyone Can Do podcast, Leo and Randy talk about understanding. Leo’s most recent client work was with a high-performing cross-functional corporate leadership team. They have an existing culture of seeking understanding, even when they disagree. From marriage relationships to board room relationships, group and team performances depend on making understanding an important activity.

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:

Conversational Capacity: The Secret to Building Successful Teams That Perform When the Pressure Is On – a book by Craig Weber

Craig’s latest book is, Influence in Action: How to Build Your Conversational Capacity, Do Meaningful Work, and Make a Powerful Difference

Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization by Dave Logan

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 New Groups (Season 2020, Episode 3)

In this episode of the What Anyone Can Do podcast, Leo and Randy talk about forming new groups. Fresh from an engagement in Edmonton where Leo led a workshop for a brand new CEO peer group, today’s conversation considers the factors that contribute to helping groups (and teams) achieve more.

Useful links:

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 2020

On this episode of the What Anyone Can Do podcast, Leo and Randy talk about preparing for the new year. The conversation begins with a look at a recent article Leo wrote titled, Three Truths of CEO Communication for 2020.

Happy New Year!

Useful links:

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

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

Subscribe to the YouTube channel

Connect with Leo on Linkedin | Twitter | Instagram

Connect with Randy on Linkedin | Twitter | Instagram

Leo & Randy On Conferences

Leo was recently asked to pinch hit as a keynote speaker at a conference in San Diego for a highly specialized audience.  Realizing his “power of peers” message had little to do with what the conference was all about, he understood it had everything to do with why they were there – to learn, connect and grow.  This inspired him to create a new keynote titled, Maximizing the Value of Your Conference Experience.  During our conversation today, we talk about how to tap into the greatest resource at these kind of events – your fellow attendees.

We also touch on the Washington Nationals sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals and the value of the special people who make a difference in our lives.

Useful links:

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

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

Subscribe to the YouTube channel

Connect with Leo on Linkedin | Twitter | Instagram

Connect with Randy on Linkedin | Twitter | Instagram

Leo & Randy On Accountability

Today we discuss Leo’s latest CEO WORLD Magazine article entitled, Peer Advantage And Why CEOs Should Care About It. Previous Vistage CEO Rafael Pastor crafted an accountability model for CEOs to illustrate the powerful resource of empathetic accountability found in a peer advisory group. The Power Of Peers, co-authored by Leon Shapiro and Leo Bottary includes that model.

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

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

Leo’s speaking and workshops

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

Subscribe to the YouTube channel

Connect with Leo on Linkedin | Twitter | Instagram

Connect with Randy on Linkedin | Twitter | Instagram