Episode #092: The Strategy Mindset with Dr. Chuck Bamford

A simple, direct approach to understanding strategy

Dr. Chuck Bamford

This week’s guest is a man who, a week ago, I’d never even heard of (that’s one of the awesome benefits to hosting a podcast. I’m always meeting and getting to know new and exciting people).

His name is Chuck Bamford; Dr. Chuck Bamford to be exact. After 12 years in industry, he’s spent the last 20 years teaching strategy and entrepreneurship at the graduate,  undergraduate and executive levels. In fact, he has won numerous ‘Excellence in Teaching’ awards along the way.

The best part is, through his new book The Strategy Mindset, he’s here today to help you simplify the concept of strategy. If your company stinks at it, then you’ll be happy to know you’re not alone. Most companies do according to Chuck.

If developing and executing an effective strategy for your business has had you stumped, you’re in for a real treat. To join our conversation, just click the ‘play’ button below.

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Episode #091: 50 Everyday Acts of Courage to Thrive in Work, Love and Life

Brave author Margie Warrell

margie warrellIf you desire to live with purpose, speak more confidently, work with more passion, increase your resiliency, bravely pursue your biggest dreams and ambitions, or all of the above, you’ve got to get this book.

In Part I of Brave: 50 Everyday Acts of Courage to Thrive in Work, Love and Life (which by itself is worth the book’s price), Margie Warrell offers ten building blocks for living bravely. She then moves to offering practical advice for having more courageous conversations about things that matter in Part II. Part III speaks to leaning into risk and how to muster the bravery to do so more often. One of the best parts of the book are the memorable quotes (from both Margie and others) that are highlighted on nearly every page.

Part IV, called Dig Deep, speaks to the resiliency needed when life doesn’t go that way you hoped it would (which it never does, Margie argues). Finally, Margie dedicates Part V to sharing her best advice for pursuing your biggest dreams and ambitions.

Though 50 chapters long, with about 10 chapters dedicated to each section, none is much more than 4 or 5 pages in length. This makes it easy to jump to those areas you need the most help with. Best of all, never does it feel overwhelming. To hear our conversation now, simply click the play button below.

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Episode #090: How to Take Control of Your Destiny with Clay Clark

Author of Thrive

clay clarkClay Clark has to be, hands down, one of the funniest people I’ve ever interviewed.

His attitude and approach to life are about as positive as anyone I’ve ever had the pleasure to be around. It makes sense then that he would carve out a niche for himself, helping every-day people and business owners learn how to make the most out of life and business.

In his book Thrive: How to Take Control of Your Destiny and Move Beyond Surviving…Now, Clay sets out to help you achieve your goals and dreams by allowing you to learn from his past experiences, failures and successes.

If you are tired of just surviving, Clay says, then it’s time for you to THRIVE! Click the play button below to join our conversation. And for the list of resources Clay and I mention, simply scroll down.

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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 alone is worth the price of the book 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 and 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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