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108 Of 261: You Can’t Unhear This One 261 leadership lesson meetings Dec 22, 2022

 

When you're in meetings this week or in your next one-on-one's with your team members, remember that when someone is speaking their...

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105 Of 261: Can I Be Vulnerable With You? 261 leadership lesson reminder vulnerability Dec 22, 2022

 

There are 5 levels of vulnerability we're privileged to access with the people we lead. 
Often when it comes to work, we stick with 1...

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104 Of 261: New Tool To Help You Maximize Your Time - Try It Here 261 action advice leadership question Dec 22, 2022

 

There's no doubt you work really hard.

But the question you might carry in the back of your mind is, "Am I working on the right things?"

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102 Of 261: I Like Big Bets 261 bets destination leadership lesson planning Dec 22, 2022

 

Back in 2006, Jeff Bezos got flack in a BusinessWeek article about a new service he was building out that no one felt confident...

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96 Of 261: Caveman Or CFO? 261 advice leadership question scale Dec 22, 2022


Yesterday I shared the 4 stages of business evolution. If you missed it, check it out here.

Today's question is related. Ask yourself—

Do...

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94 Of 261: ZERO Monkeys 261 leadership lesson reminder team Dec 22, 2022


You are a remarkably capable leader. Being capable is awesome. It's usually how people like us end up in leadership roles. 

But, being a...

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93 Of 261: Protect This At All Costs 261 action advice break confidence leadership Dec 22, 2022


My business partner Chris White says, "Protect your confidence."

He says this because he knows—like a lot of business owners—that once...

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91 Of 261: Stages Of Groundedness 261 advice leadership lesson Dec 22, 2022


Successful leaders are founded on two things—being inwardly sound and others focused.

But it doesn't start that way for a lot of us. 

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89 Of 261: 10 Red Balloons, 4,665 Friends, And $40,000 261 culture leadership lesson vulnerability Dec 22, 2022


What do you get with 10 red balloons, 4,665 friends, and $40,000?

Sounds like the setup for a joke, right? ;) 

Answer: A trust-vulnerability...

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88 Of 261: This Feels Too Familiar… 261 advice leadership question vulnerability Dec 22, 2022

 

We all get stuck in loops.

We can't help it. Often it happens before we realize we've created a pattern.

These questions will help you look...

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80 Of 261: 3 Non-Negotiables For Any Leader 261 leadership lesson Dec 22, 2022

 

These three things are non-negotiables to be awesome, effective leaders—

1. Competence: knowledge, ability, expertise (duh)

2....

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77 Of 261: 800 Pounds 261 leadership lesson reminder Dec 22, 2022

 

Reality check from my friend and coach, John Ott:

Your words weigh 800 pounds for the people you lead. 

  • As a leader / owner / founder /...
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