The Gift Of Feedback

When you receive feedback (positive or negative), see it as the gift that it is. Use it as fuel for reflection and continuous improvement.  Anyone who is great at anything is a product of people who were generous enough to provide them feedback along their learning journey.  We believed the message to be so important, we’re posting it a day early!  Enjoy!

The Power of Reframing

Okay, do you tend to see the glass as half empty or half full?   Check out this week’s conversation, where Randy and I talk about the power of reframing and how our circle of people can help us see the world to our advantage!

Links mentioned in today’s show:

Career Mastery Kickstart
May Busch, Host of Career Mastery Kickstart
Leo’s books: The Power of Peers and What Anyone Can Do

Want to ACHIEVE your New Year’s Resolution this Time?

Time to create a People Plan!  According to a University of Scranton study (2016), more than 9 out of 10 people fail to achieve whatever goal they may have set for themselves at the start of the new year.  When you consider that these are goals people choose for themselves and that they are more likely to be along the lines of losing 5-10 pounds than trying to qualify for the Olympics, it’s a sobering statistic.

I believe we can do better – much better.  To do so, however, will involve doing two things: 1) Be honest with yourself as to whether your resolution is an actual goal or just a wish.  Declaring it as a real goal will be the first step toward making a serious effort to achieve it; 2) Don’t attempt to achieve your goal all by yourself.  Left to your own devices, you’re likely to end up among the 92% of people who fail.  This is where creating a People Plan will make the difference.  Once you embrace the fact that self help doesn’t mean by-yourself-help and that making your goals public, engaging people who can encourage you, provide advice, and help you hold yourself accountable, is what you need to actually achieve your resolution, it will be a game changer!

Check out The People Plan infographic to get you started!   To learn why People Plans work and what they are all about, get yourself a copy of What Anyone Can Do: How Surrounding Yourself With the Right People Will Drive Change, Opportunity and Personal Growth.  Happy New Year!

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!

 

Leo & Randy on Thanksgiving

Hard to imagine a holiday that more clearly illustrates the importance of the friends and family who comprise our circle.  Take time today to thank the people who have made a difference in your life and consider how you will give more of yourself to others next year!  Enjoy!

Bea Staley on Resumes

Bea Staley is a Senior Associate in the Professional Services practice at Korn Ferry specializing in executive search. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience around career planning and recruiting having worked at Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business Career Center, her own boutique recruitment firm, and in executive search at Korn Ferry. Bea earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Emory University and an MBA from Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business.

An Amazon Review Thank You!

Last month, Taylor & Francis Publishing released my second book, What Anyone Can Do: How Surrounding Yourself With the Right People Will Drive Change, Opportunity & Personal Growth. (Illustrations by @RyanFoland).

Since Amazon Reviews can be very helpful to a book’s overall success, I am asking you to consider posting a short review. As I often joke, “If you like the book, feel free to contribute a review. If you don’t, you don’t have to do anything!” 😉 I invite you to join Jim Kouzes (Coauthor, The Leadership Challenge), Rich Karlgaard (Publisher, Forbes), JJ Ramberg (Host of MSNBC’s Your Business), etc. in your support. Click here to read their comments and write your own review!

To digress for a moment, let me share where the title comes from. In his 1976 book The Long Run Solution, Joe Henderson suggested that becoming truly accomplished at running (or at anything, for that matter) doesn’t typically require us to perform superhuman feats. Success doesn’t ask us to do what no one else can do. All too often, success and happiness find those who have the discipline to do the everyday things, the things anyone can do that most of us never will. I believe all of us can surround ourselves with people who can lift us up, and when we do, we will be inspired to do the things anyone can do far more often.

1) With your busy schedule, if you’re not inclined to read the whole book, please message me, and I’ll send you a sample chapter and you can write your review based on the basic content and concept. Upon posting your review, provide me with your mailing address and, as my thank you, I will send you a hardcover copy for yourself or to give as a gift to a friend or family member.

2) If you buy a copy of the book, or have purchased one already, please post your review and send me your mailing info, and I’ll send you a copy to give as a gift.

Finally, if you’re among those who contributed your ideas for a book title, please message me, so I can deliver on providing you your free book as promised.

Write your review by October 15th and you’ll receive two books!! Thank you!!!

The Circl.es Edition

Today’s show is quite literally a roundtable discussion – a circle of people sharing experience and insight. Participating are Karen Floyd, Ryan Foland, Rahfeal Gordon and Dan Hoffman. Dan is the founder and CEO of Circl.es, a company that builds software, programs, and workshops that make it easier for teams to connect meaningfully and grow faster. We’re showcasing the platform today because we love it so much. We hope you’ll check it out if you want to foster deeper, more meaningful collaboration inside or outside your organization.

Ronan Leonard On Masterminds

Ronan Leonard is The Mastermind Guy. He connects small business owners to support groups through the innovative concept of virtual masterminds. Ronan believes there is high value in making real peer-to-peer connections. You can find out more about Ronan and his work by visiting Eccountability.io.

He joins us today from Melbourne, Australia.

What Anyone Can Do – The Movie…

…or maybe just the book trailer! 😉 Enjoy!