Episode #089: How the Best Teams Deliver Results with Alan Foster

Power Score: Your Formula for Leadership Success

Alan FosterToday’s guest has co-authored the book that I wish I’d had when I was in the position to hire new employees.

Chapter 3 is worth the price of the book alone and includes a plethora of information on how to conduct effective interviews. Alan even wonders aloud why this isn’t covered in detail at the college level.

The new book is a Wall Street Journal bestseller is called Power Score: Your Formula for Leadership Success. It lays out chapter by chapter how the best teams deliver results again and again.

I love it and I think you will too. To listen to the episode, click the play button below.

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Episode #088: Dana Perino on Sharing the Credit, Taking the Blame and Exercising Forgiveness

Author, And the Good News Is: Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side

danaperino_navydress_22x200Former White House press secretary, Dana Perino, is one of my favorite human beings.

Known as “the voice of reason,” Dana has built a reputation as a woman who is able to find the bright side in nearly every situation.

In her new book, And the Good News Is: Lessons and Advice From the Bright Side, Dana shares about the impact her upbringing had on her approach to life as an adult, her time at the White House working alongside President Bush and, now, as co-host of one of cable TV’s most popular shows, The Five, airing weekdays on FoxNews.

There is a plethora of life and leadership lessons shared in the book AND in this episode. I have no doubt you’ll find it helpful.

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Episode #087: REEL Leadership: Five Leadership Lessons from Jurassic World

A Leadership Lessons from the Movies Series

I am excited to be a part of a summer 2015 Leadership Lessons from the Movies series along with a number of other bloggers and podcasters I consider friends.

It’s called REEL Leadership. Pretty clever, right? Each of us in the group has agreed to view one of the summer’s big blockbuster films and extract some of our favorite leadership takeaways.

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They were kind enough to invite me to view the film Jurassic World. Below, you’ll find some of my leadership takeaways after seeing it last Friday at my local theater.

Below, I’m linking here to the films included in the series thus far, and will update this post as more blog posts and podcast episodes are added throughout the summer.

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Episode #086: Leading with Intention with Mindy Hall, PhD

Every Moment is a Choice

Mindy HallI am delighted to welcome today’s guest. Mindy Hall, PhD, has over 25 years of successful results and experience working with leaders in Fortune 50 companies.

In her new book, Leading with Intention: Every Moment is a Choice, Mindy says that leadership begins with self-awareness. You have the power, she says, to choose the impact you want to have.

Every interaction is an opportunity. Every action has an impact. Every moment is a choice.

Whether you’re presenting to an entire organization or talking one-on-one with a colleague – every interaction is a chance to influence and inspire others to achieve extraordinary results.

Your ability to do that, Mindy says, depends on two factors: 1) How aware you are of your impact, and 2) The care and discipline with which you choose your actions, day-by-day, moment-by-moment.

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Episode #085: Beat Fear and Slay Rejection Once and For All

Jia Jiang, author of Rejection Proof

Jia JiangToday’s guest, Jia Jiang, has carved out quite a niche for himself.

In a relatively short period of time, he has become known simply as the “Rejection Guy.”

If you’ve ever had to deal with fear, rejection, failure or all three, then this episode is especially for you.

Jia’s brand new book is based on his rejection therapy research and is called Rejection Proof: How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible Through 100 Days of Rejection.

For 100 days straight, Jia sought to approach a single stranger and make a sometimes silly, sometimes outlandish request. Though incredibly difficult – even scary – in the beginning, Jia discovered that, like most things we tend to dread, each successive attempt resulted in slightly less and less fear.

He also discovered methods for helping defuse his fears and hesitations, increasing his level of confidence throughout. It’s a fascinating conversation and I can’t wait for you to hear it.

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