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 […]

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

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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

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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 –

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Today, on this episode of the What Anyone Can Do podcast, Leo and Randy talk about the right people. LSU just won the NCAA Division 1 football championship. They’re a case study in assembling the right people. From head coach Ed Orgeron to LSU’s passing game coordinator Joe Brady to quarterback Joe Burrow, LSU demonstrated how

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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

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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

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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

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Let’s talk about learning groups. From graduate level classroom experiences, where Leo first gained deeper insights into peer advantage, to groups of CEOs and key executives – group members can leverage the power of collaboration to enhance and increase their learning. Links mentioned in today’s show: Linda Darling-Hammond: Learning How to Learn Together (her interview

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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

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