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!

 

Drew Dudley on Courage

Drew Dudley is the founder of Day One. Drew spent 8 years as the Director of one of Canada’s largest leadership development programs at the University of Toronto and served as National Chair of Canada’s largest post-secondary charity, which mobilized 35,000 volunteers annually to support the work of Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

Recognized as one of the most dynamic keynote speakers in the world, Drew has spoken to over 250,000 people on 5 continents, been featured on The Huffington Post, Radio America, Forbes.com, and TED.com, where his “TED talk” has been voted “one of the 15 most inspirational TED talks of all time”. Time, Business Insider and INC. magazines have all included his talk on their lists of “speeches that will make you a better leader”.

Get your copy of Drew’s book, This Is Day One: A Practical Guide to Leadership That Matters

Connect with him on Instagram and at DrewDudley.com.

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!

Why You Should Care About What Anyone Can Do!

The Power of Peers (2016) offered a look into how and why formal peer groups for CEOs, business owners, and business leaders work so well.  What Anyone Can Do (inspired by my guests on the Year of the Peer podcast as you stated) extends the conversation in two important ways: 1) It looks at the complete circle of people who surround us (not just our peers), and; 2) talks about ways to engage these people in our everyday lives – not just as part of a formal peer group experience.

According to a 2016 University of Scranton study, 92% of people who declare a new year’s resolution fail at it.  Left to our own devices, we get off to an enthusiastic start, yet too often fail to achieve what we state we want for ourselves.  What we know from studying formal peer groups is that when we surround ourselves with people you will encourage us, provide their expertise and advice, and help us hold ourselves accountable, we can achieve heights we never imagined possible.  By understanding why and how the people who surround us matter, we can do better!

Combining two ideas:  1) Surrounding ourselves with the right people will enhance our chances for success – this we know.  2) As author Joe Henderson pointed out in his 1976 book The Long Run Solution, most highly successful people are not superhuman.  They are people like you and me who simply do the little everyday things that anyone can do, that most of us just never will.  That’s why they succeed.  By surrounding yourself with the right people (which is something I believe anyone can do) they will help you do the little everyday things that anyone can do – far more often.

Why does this matter?  Because achieving personal goals and being in a position to contribute positively to the lives of others (at home and at work) requires us to be our at our personal best.  The airline safety instructions pertaining to the proper way to use your oxygen mask in the event the plane loses cabin pressure serves as the perfect metaphor – apply the mask on yourself first before attempting to help others.  Being at your best FIRST, is better for you and everyone around you.

Ready to double-down on you?  That’s something only you can do.

Leo Bottary & Randy Cantrell on the Postseason (and other stuff)

Among others things pertaining to What Anyone Can Do, Leo and Randy talk about what we can learn from the postseason and the teams who earned the right to be there!

Christina Martini On Growing

Christina L. Martini is a practicing intellectual property attorney and partner at McDermott Will & Emery.  Christina focuses on domestic and international trademark and copyright law, as well as domain name, Internet, social media, advertising, unfair competition, and entertainment law.

In addition to Tina’s full-time practice and various leadership roles at the firm, she is a thought leader, author, columnist, and speaker.  Tina is the host of the Paradigm Shift Podcast, a podcast about the intersection of business and law.

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!!!

Paul Axtell On Conversations

Paul Axtell is an author, speaker, and corporate trainer. He is the author of two award-winning books: Meetings Matter and the recently released second edition of Ten Powerful Things to Say to Your Kids. He has developed a training series, “Being Remarkable,” which is designed to be led by managers or HR specialists. You can find Paul at PaulAxtell.com.

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.

Deb Calvert On Connecting

Deb Calvert is the founder of People First Productivity Solutions and co-author with Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner of Stop Selling and Start Leading: How to Make Extraordinary Sales Happen. Deb Calvert is also the author of DISCOVER Questions® and founder of The Sales Experts Channel, a UC-Berkeley instructor, and a certified sales and executive coach. Deb is a Certified Master of The Leadership Challenge®, working with her clients to build leaders at every level. She has been named one of the “65 Most Influential Women in Business” and a Top 30 Global Sales Guru.

BONUS GIFT: Deb Calvert has generously supplied our readers, listeners and viewers with a free sample, Chapter 1 of Stop Selling and Start Leading.  Just click here to download the PDF. No opt-in required!