Leo & Randy On Staying At Home

The global Covid-19 crisis now has most of us in America living under a “shelter in place” rule, meaning we’re isolated at home except to take care of things necessary to maintain our health and safety. We can go to the pharmacy, grocery store, gas station, bank, pick up take-out food, etc. Otherwise, the government wants us to stay at home.

How are you getting along during this time? Are you doing things you wouldn’t otherwise be doing? For instance, Leo and his family report they’re sitting down for dinner together every night, something many of us haven’t done since we were kids. Today, on the What Anyone Can Do podcast, we talk about coping with this new stay at home law .

Do you want to laugh? Then watch these brilliant Tweets by a British “football” announcer (Nick Heath) who is using this time to put his play-by-play skills to good use.

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:

Who You Surround Yourself With Matter – a CEO World article by Leo

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

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 Vacations

Leo returned from a 12-day trip, front-loaded with work in Oslo, Norway, but ended with a vacation on a barge in France. Today’s show is about the value of stepping away to relax, reflect and rejuvenate, and how leaders and followers alike can make vacation work harder for them! Enjoy the show!

Links mentioned in today’s show:

Executive Growth Alliance Get Future Ready Summit in Oslo, Norway

Leo’s article in CEO WORLD, “The Three Rs: Relaxation. Reflection. Rejuvenation. Why Vacations Matter.”

St. Louis Hotel Barge in France

Peter Carrington, owner/operator of the St. Louis Hotel Barge appeared on Year Of The Peer Podcast with Leo in 2017

Brian Solis is going to be our next guest. Be sure to check out his book, Lifescale.

Just prior to the Labor Day holiday weekend Randy recorded an episode at Grow Great entitled, The Three Holiday R’s – Rest, Recovery, Rejuvenation (great minds sometimes do think a lot alike)

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

Thomas Anglero On Innovation

Thomas F. Anglero is the Director of Innovation for IBM Norway with 25 years of technology experience. Thomas is one of the most exciting and sought after public speakers in Europe. He is an expert in the new culture challenges that comes with the AI revolution, innovation, and explaining disruption to executives. Today, he’s our guest on the podcast.

On August 28, 2019 Leo Bottary will be joining Thomas as one of the main speakers at the Get Future Ready Summit (Executive Growth Alliance) in Olso, Norway.  To learn more about the summit, click here! 

Thomas Anglero’s website (be sure to check out his podcast, too) – Anglero.com

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 CEOs and Peers

Leo wrote a piece for CEOWORLD Magazine titled, How Great CEOs Maximize Peer Relationships. Today, we talk about the natural progression of business relationships and how we engage with others: we connect, network, optimize and accelerate.

Whether we’re part of a team or a group, we can all learn how to take greater advantage of our opportunities with others. That’s the point of the work we do at Peernovation and it’s the point of this podcast – doing the things anyone can do, but the things most of us never will.

Leo will be keynoting in Oslo, Norway on August 28th at the 2019 Executive Growth Alliance Summit

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

Leo’s speaking and workshops

The Peer Advantage – Randy’s SMB peer advisory group (ONLY TWO SPOTS LEFT)

Subscribe to the YouTube channel

Connect with Leo on Linkedin | Twitter | Instagram

Connect with Randy on Linkedin | Twitter | Instagram

Leo & Randy On Achieving Goals

Today’s show is a discussion about how we can improve – as individuals and in our organizations – achieving our goals. We’re approaching the start of the second half of the year and many of us want to achieve some specific things before the end of 2019. Will we accomplish them? Or will we quit?

Some useful links mentioned in today’s episode:

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

Jennifer Vessel’s work – Executive Growth Alliance

Leo’s booksThe Power of Peers and What Anyone Can Do

Book: The Fifth Discipline: The Art And Practice Of The Learning Organization by Peter Senge

Leo’s speaking and workshops

Randy’s small business owner peer advisory group, The Peer Advantage

Subscribe to the YouTube channel

Connect with Leo on Linkedin | Twitter

Connect with Randy on Linkedin | Twitter

On Stepping Up

Today, we continue our discussion on the 3 major elements required to have the most effective peer advantage:

  1. Showing Up
  2. Stepping Up
  3. Following Up

Stepping up is exactly what Leo’s Boston Bruins did versus the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, sweeping the Canes 4-0 in a best of 7 series (yes, there’s a reason today’s graphic is sporting Bruins’ black and gold). Leo and Randy discuss the importance of trust and preparation in stepping up.

Some useful links for information mentioned in today’s discussion: