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John C. Maxwell: Being Transformational, Not Just Trained

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Reading the list of books that leadership expert, professional speaker, coach and author John C. Maxwell has written is like chanting the “must read” list for any business school  or MBA syllabus. And the hits just keep coming, New York Times Best Seller has sold millions of copies of his books worldwide. His latest book Leadershift will be a huge hit as well. Just releasing right now, is Leadershift, 11 Essential Changes Every Leader Must Embrace.  I can remember my dad, Sales Guru David Sandler talking John Maxwell awesomeness — often saying, “Dougie, “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” And a fav of mine “It’s not the position that makes the leader; it’s the leader that makes the position.” Honored and humbled that he is here with us today, welcome John C. Maxwell to The Nice Guys on Business.

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Ep. 324: Dov Baron Explains Why Showing the Full Monty Isn’t Coconuts -- Leadership

Dov Baron is all about leadership. Hear more on The Nice Guys today. 

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Show Notes by Production Assistant - Anna Nygren

 

Intro

  • Being a leader is not about naturally being a bubbly person, it’s about beingpresent with those who surround you
  • Great leadership is dependent on the desire to serve

 

Purpose that’s Larger Than Life

  • Leadership is about the impact that you’ll have over a long period of time
    • Lead from that perspective
  • The dents in your armor is what connects you to others
    • Vulnerability exposes your genuine self
  • Great leaders are constantly self-reflecting
    • If you don’t like people you’ve got no right to be a leader
  • Do you really know your people? Probably not.
  • Everyone on this planet wants someone to acknowledge their existence
  • People aren’t broken, but we are diamonds covered in a lot of crap

 

Closing Lines

  • Where do you fake it and not reveal yourself?
    • STOP IT
  • Come at your level, not anyone else’s

 

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Ep. 176: Lee Colan - The Rule Maker and the Specs Guy on Leadership

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  • Intro and Beginning
    • Doug - “His critics say that even Lee brings order to chaos in the business world.”
    • Lee - "We try to take concepts that leaders and entrepreneurs deal with on a day in and day out basis and translate concepts into actionable steps they could take."
    • "You really can't measure and manage a concept."
    • "We consider ourselves the ‘how-to’ consulting firm."
  • Q & A
    • Doug - “While all of that sounds like a great elevator speech…. what the fuck does that mean? What can I get out of what your company does?”
      • “Our niche is really helping people execute and implement concepts versus just kind of talk about them, we don't kind of ‘hand off a deck.’ ”
    • Adherence Equation
      • “We have a simple model on execution, we call it the adherence equation which says,
        • Your focus * Your competence * Your passion = Your ability to execute your plans
        • Your focus is about the "what" - what do you do, what do you not do?
        • Competence is about the "how" - so it's not just your skills, it's your processes, your metrics, your systems, your language
        • Passion is about the why: it is all about the connections that you are making with yourself, with the bigger purpose”
      • “What is the single thing that is most important to you…and how do you focus on that?”
  • Self-Knowledge
    • “The most important form of knowledge is self-knowledge
      • None of us have all the gifts it takes to run a business
      • "Living in your sweet spot" - That intersection of what you're naturally gifted at where your interests lie.
      • One of the primary objectives ought to be spending most of your time in things that you love doing”
    • “The more time you can spend in your gifted area, the more your business is going to flourish”
    • “A lot of people have that awareness but then still don't execute well”
  • The Knowing-Doing Gap
    • Doug - "I'm coming to the realization that there is a difference between the psychology of understanding what you are and who you are and the execution of actually putting stuff together."
      • Lee - “Yes, the knowing doing gap.”
    • Doug - “There is a difference between what you know and what you do. But is it really that simple?”
      • "It takes daily disciplines and that is where people fall."
      • “ You're "why" has to be bigger than any "but" ”
  • Action Item
    • One Thing - "What is the single thing, the one thing that is most important to you by the end of the year?”
      • “The one thing is defined as even if a lot of other stuff doesn't get done, your year is still a victory.
      • Here is the other side of the definition though… if you don't get that one thing done and still get lots of other stuff done, your year is a failure
      • You have to know, when to say no”
    • Tyranny of the Urgent:
      • “We have this illusion, this perception that things that are in our face - a text message, an e-mail, a meeting - appear to be more urgent but in fact they are not.”
    • “Do it, dump it, delegate it or defer it”
  • How to Find Your One Thing
    • “It really is about stepping back.. What do you want your life to look like? And then build your business vision around that”
  • Most Important Question
    • "The most important question that often times entrepreneurs forget to answer is, 'What is the economic model?' 'Is there a real viable market for this and how is this going to sustain my life?' ”
    • “95% of small businesses are done in a year, they're out… they do not have a financial or business plan”
    • “I manage my own attitude and plant the seeds of success on my own mind.”
  • Doug - “How successful are you at getting people out of this stuck-point.. The shittiest place that a business can be in?”
    • The biggest challenge is focus
    • Entrepreneurs are naturally attracted to the different shinny objects - the next opportunity, the next business deal
  • Doug - "It is not just about the business, it is about what you want."
  • Winners Always Quit
    • “We get stuck in our approaches to get there.. ‘I want to stay in my comfort zone.’
    • You stay focused on your goal, you don't quit that… but along the way you might have to quit lots of different methods to be able to get there.
    • If it is not working, I don't see just giving up on the goal… but we have to be very quick to quit our methods.”
  • Doug - "Successful people, motivated people, are they born? Or can you make someone be successful or motivated?”
    • “No matter who we are, we all have a natural gift at some point. If we just let that be, let it sit in a stagnant state, we are not going to be successful.
    • It is 2 components - it is finding your natural giftedness but then honing it.
    • Find where the person is naturally gifted and double down there.”
  • Closing Statements
    • “To me, the definition of nice is getting outside of yourself and finding a way to serve others”
    • “Our goal is to just help you elevate your leadership. Leaders are learners.”

  

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Ep. 142: Doing more with less. Jeff McManus can help you cultivate greatness in your people and those you work with.

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About our Guest

Jeff McManus inherited a team that was unmotivated and didn't want to change the way they were doing things. Hear how he turned his team and their attitude around on The Nice Guys on Business.

Turn Weeders into Leaders

After coming to the University of Mississippi in 2000, Jeff took on the challenge of managing a multi-million dollar landscaping beautification implementation project. Hear how he went from that to becoming a team builder and motivational speaker with his "GROW" theory.

Here's what you will hear more about on the podcast today:

-Leading Change

-Landscape University, Growing “Weeders” into Leaders

-Winning with Frontline Leadership

-How companies and universities can build effective training programs and systems that promote an individual’s innate ability to grow

-GROW:

Greatness,

Resiliency,

Opportunity and

Wisdom

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Ep. 119: Entrepreneur, business and life coach Aaron Walker

Aaron Walker, loves what he does. he started his first business at 18 and sold to a Fortune 500 company 9 years later and then went on to start, buy and sell 8 successful companies over 36 years. Hear about that and more on The Nice Guys today.

Businessman and Life Coach, Aaron T. Walker, has inspired many through his leadership, mentorship, and consistent pursuit of excellence. He enjoys helping others and believes experience is a great teacher. 35 years of entrepreneurship and marriage have given Aaron a wealth of experience. Aaron continues to reach new heights and broaden his perspective of the terrain by examining his experiences and growing from them. Here are some things we learned today:

 -35 years of entrepreneur experience

 -You Succeed or you Learn- Get "Failure" out of your vocabulary.

-Live a successful and significant life.

-Failure comes from not trying.

-Be an inch wide and a mile high. 

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Ep. 115: Be extraordinary. Learn how today from leadership development expert Mark Sanborn

Mark is a NY Times best selling author, a member of National Speaker Association’s Hall of Fame, professional speaker and president of a studio for leadership development. His client list of over 2400 clientsis like a who’s who in the corporate world and includes Harley Davidson, FedEx, HP, IBM, Microsoft and ESPN. Here are some things we learned from Mark today: 

It's important to be a nice guy, but sometimes you need to let the world feel your weight.

What you do is not as important as how you do it.

The difference being normal vs. being extraordinary can be just a few simple thinks that you do every day.

Using ABCD can help- Go "Above and Beyond the Call of Duty."

Personal responsibility, authentic relationships and respects for others make a triangle for success in life.

Don't think "I have to do this", change that to "I get to do this", inject fun into whatever you do.

Nobody can prevent you from choosing to be exceptional.

Everyone makes a difference, what kind of difference do you choose to make?

Here's how to contact Mark:

Phone- 303-683-0714

Speaking engagements- 910-256-3495

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Ep. 86 Alan Zimmerman - Leadership, Communication, Attitude Expert

What is success to you? It's different for everyone and Dr. Alan Zimmerman has written an amazing book to help you find yours.

 

Alan Zimmerman asks you 3 important questions- What are you good at? What excites you? What difference do you want to make? Those answers can help you reach your own success and happiness payoff. Here's a little to know about Alan:

 

- He just published 800th article/edition of his weekly Internet newsletter, "Dr Zimmerman's Tuesday Tip," with over 100,000 subscribers     

 

- Inducted into Speaker Hall of Fame, an honor reserved for only a handful of people in last 30 years, including Ronald Reagan and Colin Powell     

 

- He offers an intensive Boot Camp, the "Journey to the Extraordinary"     

 

- His formula for success?: Purpose + Passion + Process = Payoff     

 

Here's more of what you will hear on the podcast today:

 

- His latest book "The Payoff Principle: Discover the 3 Secrets for Getting What You Want Out of Life and Work" hit #1 on Amazon     

 

- Living a life of real work-life balance where the most important things get the top priority     

 

- Your attitude is a better indicator of your success than anything else.     

 

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- His latest book "The Payoff Principle: Discover the 3 Secrets for Getting What You Want Out of Life and Work"     

 

- His other books including "Pivot- How one turn in attitude can lead to success"     

 

Get in touch with Alan Zimmerman- Alan@DrZimmerman.com

 

 

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Ep. 64 What is Leadership and Change Coaching? Interview with Croft Edwards

Croft Edwards is a master of teaching people how to be leaders, and without this your business will never grow. Croft gives amazing advice on how to lead and align your company for optimal performance. He is on an active trajectory to bring the concept of LeadershipFlow to the world. The premise is how do you, through leadership, create flow in individuals and organizations. Flow is defined as optimal human performance where you feel your best and perform your best. He explores leadership from an ontological perspective, exploring how leaders show up in language, moods/emotions and the body and how to shift how one shows up. I am in the early stages of the book on leadership flow and have started the exploration of Keynote speaking to share my message.

He works a lot with entrepreneurs on how they physically show up, their leadership presence, and how their presence is determining their success as an entrepreneur. The challenges of entrepreneurship can be less about the product or service the entrepreneur sells and more about how they show up, the conversations they share, and the moods and emotions in which they live. 

Here are some things we learned from him:

  • The most difficult person you have to lead as a leader is yourself. What you bring to the table every day will steer your employees to do the same. 
  •  "Change Coaching" is all about helping businesses fundamentally change the way they do things. 
  • From his Special Forces background he learned the technique of "Going Native" which means immersing himself into the culture of his client's companies. 
  • He puts himself into the action to see a leader in their natural environment.
  • He focuses on moods and emotions, assessing these is the keys to what makes a company tick. 
  • He fights against "Resignation and Resentment", these are the primary emotions that work against companies being productive. 
  • "Leadership flow" is all about creating flow for a company's management and employees. 
  • You have to take care of your team. Every team member has different cares, and you need to know what they are. 
  • There are 3 perspectives of "care". The Organization's, the Manager's, and the Employees care. and they are often not in alignment. 

 

Contact Croft Edwards- croft@croftandcompany.com

www.croftandcompany.com

Twitter- @croftedwards

LinkedIn- www.linkedin/in/croftedwards

Croft also writes on www.Generalleadership.com

The Flow Genome Project- http://www.flowgenomeproject.co/

The Rise of Superman- Steven Cottler- http://www.amazon.com/Rise-Superman-Decoding-Ultimate-Performance/dp/1477800832/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1442367843&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Rise+of+Superman

Here are some great blogs from Croft:

http://openfor.business/2015/08/five-ways-to-hack-flow-as-a-leader/

http://www.croftandcompany.com/running-unlocks-my-flow-what-unlocks-yours/

http://www.croftandcompany.com/flow-feel-8-plus-1-ways-know/

http://www.croftandcompany.com/need-leaders-flow/

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