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72 Of 261: 2 Ways To Put Your Socks On 261 leadership lesson Dec 22, 2022

 

John Wooden (renowned basketball coach) took time during team practices to teach his players how to properly put on their socks...

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71 Of 261: Doing This Creates Chronic Mistrust 261 advice lesson reminder Dec 22, 2022

 

This reminder today comes from my long-time coach, John Richie.

When you communicate only good things, you create opportunities for mistrust....

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70 Of 261: Ask Yourself… 261 question Dec 22, 2022

 

Think about this today—

In what ways is my business unable to grow beyond me?

What needs to change?

Am I willing to make that change?

Why...

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69 Of 261: My Worst Nightmare 261 cadence meetings weekly sync Dec 22, 2022

 

Nothing is worse for me than when I'm in a meeting and time feels wasted or unfocused. 

I can literally feel my skin crawling.

I get...

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68 Of 261: Bad Advice You’ve Believed For A Long Time 261 advice team Dec 22, 2022


I bet you've said this before when someone you lead or care about encounters a setback or failure.

"Pull yourself up by your bootstraps."

Did you...

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67 Of 261: Eye-Opening Question For Your Direct Reports 261 people question Dec 22, 2022

 

Today, when you're at the "water cooler" with your direct reports, ask:

If you had a magic wand, what would you fix in this business?

Ask...

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66 Of 261: How Would You Answer This? 261 identity question Dec 22, 2022

 

How would you answer this? Take a few seconds to think about it.

If I lost this business/job today, would my identity still be fully intact?...

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65 of 261: Tolerating This For Too Long Is A Huge Mistake 261 f.i.t. people Dec 22, 2022

 

Your people will make or break the business.

Asking these simple questions helps ensure your people are the right F.I.T.

  • F - Does this...
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133 Of 261: 7 Easy Mistakes That Destroy Objectives 261 Dec 07, 2022

In all the years I've coached leadership teams, there are 7 common mistakes I see when they set their quarterly objectives.

When these are in play,...

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Emotion Wheel Nov 30, 2022

 

You have six basic emotions, but most people don’t even know how to express one.

 

Fear

Anger

Joy

Sadness

Disgust

Surprise

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90 Of 261: Just Don’t Tolerate It 261 advice culture people team Nov 30, 2022

 

My long-time business coach, John Richie, says, "Your culture is what you tolerate at the fringes."

The fringes are anything you put up with...

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87 Of 261: Cheat Sheet To A Better 2022 261 action meetings reminder Nov 30, 2022

 

There are 8 things I need to do 4x a year that end up making everything easier over time. 

They keep my team out of ruts. They keep us...

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