Telling Stories In Business with Megan Macedo and How To Pivot, Disrupt, And Transform with Marcia Daszko

TTL 297 | Transform

Telling Stories In Business with Megan Macedo and How To Pivot, Disrupt, And Transform with Marcia Daszko

Contrary to what people think, Megan Macedo—consultant, speaker, and marketing strategist—believes that our professional and personal lives are not separate. Oftentimes, people take out the human aspect in business. To remind us how interconnected they are, Megan explores the human factor in all of this as she talks about psychology and marketing. As the Brené Brown of marketing, she helps people see beyond the stories that they often overlook and tell them. She talks about going into filming, consulting, and taking an artistic approach to business.

 

Leadership transformation specialist, Marcia Daszko, in her book, Pivot, Disrupt, and Transform, says that 90% of startups will fail while more than 60% of original Fortune 500 organizations will no longer exist. This statistic alone is enough to keep those in business on their toes, working to move past the critical stage of failing. Through innovation and transformation, Marcia lays down a method that will help you overcome this. She gets down into the three kinds of changes, leadership, appraisals, developing your people, and more!

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TTL 293 | Body Language

Teaming Versus Teams with Amy Edmondson and Body Language Secrets Revealed with Greg Williams

Unexpected things come about from unusual situations where people encounter thing they haven’t done before. Consequently, they don’t know how to go about things. In the business world, this can be a huge problem. In such situations, how do you get people to work together towards a solution? Amy Edmondson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School, differentiates teaming versus teams. She defines a team as a group of people that are interdependent in achieving some shared outcome with a clearly delineated membership, whereas teaming is collaboration and coordination to get important things done without the luxury of stable membership. Amy shares how you can create an environment where people are willing to jump in and take the interpersonal risks of teaming.

 

With communication, much of it is working towards some goal. Greg Williams, Master Negotiator and Body Language Expert, says that everything that we do is a negotiation, and achieving our goals usually involves some type of negotiation. Greg discusses the importance of being able to read body language and to discern any hidden meaning that people are not disclosing in negotiating for something.

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TTL 288 | Culture Of Creativity

The Culture Of Creativity with Kevin Freiberg and Sales, Messaging, And Pageantry with Wendi Russo

Kevin Freiberg, worldwide bestselling author and keynote speaker, talks about leadership and the difference it makes to businesses and brands. Taking us to his book, CAUSE!, he aligns the importance of leaders to create brands into noble and worthy causes. He shares the backstory that inspired him as he talks about the need for a culture that inspires creativity in an organization, removing people out of the sameness in a world that is constantly innovating. Kevin also shares the message of his other book, Brochy Ball, on tying leadership, team chemistry, and business together.
Wendi Russo, salesleader for the Home Shopping Network and a mentor and trainer to women entering the Television field, brings us into her expertise as we explore the things we need to know about sales, messaging, and pageantry. She gives great pointers that help you sell something in a short amount of time. Going from selling fashion to pharmaceuticals, she talks about selling different items and finding what they call as the chewy center. Moving closer to that is her background in pageantry where she shares the importance of coming across as your natural self.

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TTL 287 | Leadership

The Difference Between Leadership And Management with Dr. John P. Kotter

We all know that businesses, in order to thrive, need good leaders. However, these days, we mostly find leadership and management synonymous with each other that we end up changing one rather than the other. This could lead to some different outcomes that may not be what you would want for your business. Taking in that distinction and helping us identify which is which is Dr. John P. Kotter. Dr. Kotter is an authority on leadership and change, New York Times best-selling author, award-winning business and management thought leader, business entrepreneur, and Harvard Professor. He talks about the difference between change leadership and change management, sharing his eight-step process. He also speaks about the transformation journey of a company and where leaders should position themselves, putting forward the importance of self-assessment.

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TTL 280 | The Selling Formula

Developing Employee Culture with Dr. Terence Jackson and The Selling Formula with Brian Robinson

All organizations have a culture, whether it’s the culture they want or a culture that was created through application. Executive performance advisor and thought leader Dr. Terence Jackson says leadership and employee culture dictate how innovative or disruptive an organization is. When leadership allows and enables their employees to look at innovation from an unlimited perspective, they create, innovate, and disrupt better than others. Dr. Jackson shares some great information on how to develop employee culture and touches on all kinds of issues that organizations have.
What you imagine happening prior to a conversation tends to play out. If you take a few moments before your contact with your prospect to sit still think about them and care about them even before you’ve ever open your mouth or even seen them, you wind up telegraphing what you’re feeling. It’s always to your benefit to think positively about that interaction. Bestselling author, coach, and sales expert Brian Robinson helps banks and credit unions effectively cross promote their products and services. His book, The Selling Formula, outlines some helpful tips of how to get your sales message across and be effective.

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TTL 274 | Conscious And Subconscious

What Motivates Our Brain with Phil Dixon and Aligning The Conscious And Subconscious with Vince Poscente

Our brain is a very complex and dynamic thing that needs to be explored in order for us to learn more about ourselves. Phil Dixon’s work focuses on understanding the motivations and different factors associated with the brain. He is the CEO and founder of the Oxford Brain Institute and is one of the first employees at Apple. Phil lets us in on his research about the brain, discussing models on how we can understand it.

 

There are just some days where we find ourselves conflicted within. We want to say yes but something inside is holding us back. This is the conscious and subconscious fighting each other within us. Vince Poscente is a Hall of Fame speaker and New York Times bestselling author. He provides his valuable wisdom about the subconscious and the conscious mind and explores the possibilities we can achieve if we can align our conscious and subconscious agendas.

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TTL 273 | Leadership

The RARE Values For Leadership with Hellicy Ng’ambi

Hellicy Ng’ambi didn’t plan on becoming the first female Vice Chancellor at a public university in Zambia. However, she did dream of becoming one and she cultivated that dream. In all of her mentorship programs, she makes sure that can provide the leadership that is required and also mentors other people to become the best they can ever be. Her biggest quest for leadership was to understand what is leadership is all about and how to better lead other people. That led her to develop the RARE value system for leadership. Hellicy recounts some of the challenges she had to face before stepping into her role as Vice Chancellor at the Mulungushi University in Zambia, and discusses the RARE value system, how she came up with it and how it can be applied.

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TTL 266 | Customer Service

How To Have The Best Customer Service with Shep Hyken and Leading With Courage, Compassion, And Wisdom with Jim Bouchard

With so many business competitors at hand today, it has become very important to stand out. One of the ways to do this is by taking care of your customers. Customer service and experience expert, Shep Hyken, gives great insights about his field. He is the Chief Amazement Officer of Shepard Presentations, a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, as well as a professional speaker. Shep shares some tips on how you can become a better and good speaker and provides the three must-do items you can’t avoid. He also touches on his latest book, The Convenience Revolution, and gives us a sneak peek into the six important principles, covering topics from self-service and reducing friction in order to have the best customer service.

 

In this fast-paced and ever-changing world, it is important for businesses to become adaptable and to take leaps towards change to avoid getting left-behind and ultimately fail. Jim Bouchard talks about the role of leadership in business success. As an international leadership activist, speaker, trainer, executive mentor, and author, Jim has gained insights on what it truly takes to become a leader. He talks about his book, The Sensei Leader, and shares how the job of a leader is to inspire people to their very best and operate on it with courage, compassion, and wisdom.

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TTL 255 | Entrepreneurial DNA

Knowing Your Strength As An Executive Leader with Will Pemble and Tapping Into Your Entrepreneurial DNA with Rick Steele

Being an executive leader takes a lot of knowing who you are, your people, and the situation. American entrepreneur, author, and executive coach, Will Pemble, takes us into his executive leadership system/workshop/event and book called Goal Boss. He talks about the importance of knowing your strengths while sharing his ideal participants. He also shares tips on how to do a meeting as well as the things you need to prepare for it in order to make it more fruitful.

 

Rick Steele taps into his entrepreneurial DNA and talks about providing a product that saves children’s lives. He went from doing mortgages to the blinds business. As the founder of Selectblinds, LLC, an online e-tailer of independently branded window fashions, he saw the threats of corded custom window covering products to children and became the first retailer to stop selling those. He also touches the topic of failure and how there is value in learning not to fear that and to face adversities in order to grow and innovate.

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TTL 254 | Developing People

Creating Great Leaders with Vince Molinaro and Personal Development with Roger Salam

Leaders make the team. They are the ones that glue things together. They shape the culture of the place. That is why they have the power to either break or make the business. Vince Molinaro, New York Times bestselling author of The Leadership Contract and the Global Managing Director of The Lee Hecht Harrison Leadership Transformation Practice, gives his insights on leadership—what makes a good leader and how can they help step up the business. He talks about how being a leader is a contract; it has to be something you’re not pushed into but instead it is your passion. So he lays down the four terms of this contract, giving more value to how leaders ought to be.

 

On to another great person who talks about the value of developing people, Roger Salam talks about teaching and learning. He is an award-winning speaker, bestselling author, consultant, and the Chairman and Founder of The Winners’ Circle International Inc.—an invitation-only mastermind. He shares about what separates his Mastermind from the rest while giving and recommending books he has read that taught him as well about personal development.

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