Developing People With Douglas Vermeeren And Taking The Reins Of Leadership With Michael Lombardi

TTL 724 | Personal Development

Developing People With Douglas Vermeeren And Taking The Reins Of Leadership With Michael Lombardi

As a field of study, personal development is one that’s diverse and varied, but it all comes down to helping another person find their best version within. Douglas Vermeeren is a media personality who’s been recognized as a modern-day Napoleon Hill. He joins Dr. Diane Hamilton for a conversation about the possibilities in personal development.

A lot of leadership within a workplace revolves around creating an environment and a culture that empowers people to do their best work. Dr. Diane is joined by Michael Lombardi, a former NFL general manager and three-time Super Bowl winner. Dr. Diane and Michael discuss how one can go about workplace leadership.

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TTL 639 | Executive Headspace

Living A Creative, Purposeful Life With Marcus Whitney And Finding Your Executive Headspace With Trey Taylor

Curiosity is like a never-ending journey that can lead you to surprising ventures and fulfilling careers. In this episode, host, Dr. Diane Hamilton, talks to self-taught, serial entrepreneur, Marcus Whitney. Marcus talks about finding the creative angle in every industry he has delved in, from his programming startups, healthcare work, soccer, music, and venture capital work – without any formal training or education. He touches on the role of curiosity for an entrepreneur, dealing with pain and failure and the mastery of startups.

How can a CEO operate in a realm of creativity when he has to worry about 10,000 other things? CEO of Taylor Insurance Services and Founding Partner of Ascend Partners, Trey Taylor shares the experience of being one of the first employees at Web MD, going full circle in his career to coming home and taking over the family business. He reveals the key to freeing a CEO and allowing him executive headspace to flex his curiosity and bring about brilliant business solutions.
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TTL 279 | Bottleneck

The Importance of Leverage with Randy Gage and Bottleneck Breakthrough with Josh Long

If you look at the greatest wealth of our generation, what is one commonality of all these wealthy people who actually created wealth? Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook allows him to reach 3 billion people. J.K. Rowling writes a book once but five million people buy and read that. A single song by Lady Gaga gets downloaded two million times. These people have used leverage to exit from the reality of having to trade hours for currency. Bestselling author Randy Gage talks about the importance of leverage and how to use it.
A bottleneck is the single biggest challenge stopping your business from growing. Coach/consultant Joshua Long with Bottleneck Breakthrough Group helps B2B business owners identify their bottlenecks and helps fix it within 90 days. Joshua shares some examples of bottlenecks and shares some tips on how to fix your number one business challenge to unlock sustainable growth fast.

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The Best and Worst Websites

I often teach marketing courses where we discuss the use of websites to promote products.  In one class, I have students compare two different online malls to see their reaction to them.  Without exception, all students prefer one of the sites over the other.  Here are the two sites:  http://www.1mall.com/ and http://virtuallyshopping.com  Can you guess which one they prefer? 

I use certain sites as examples in my courses to show overly busy pages.  I think Godaddy’s site used to be an example of a difficult to navigate site.  However, they have since made some big improvements.   A company may have a great product, but if the average user can’t navigate easily, they may be losing out on business.

I chose my website developer, PS Web Design Studio, because they listened to what I wanted and developed a clean and easy to navigate site.  To see some of their example websites, click here.    Not everyone wants to spend a ton of money to have a site developed.  Many can save money having their site developed using Joomla or other inexpensive applications.  I consider myself pretty tech savvy, but it can help to have the professional touch to add some extra appeal that you may not have considered.  For more information about Joomla, click here.  I also like WordPress for its ease of use and ability to put together a blog with little technical expertise.

For some examples of well-constructed sites check out these links:

http://www.webpractices.com/samplesites.htm

http://sethgodin.com ‚Äď I tend to like simple sites and Seth Godin‚Äôs does everything it needs to do.

http://www.drdaniellebabb.com/ РDani’s site has a very clean and easy to manage feel. 

https://drdianehamilton.com РI am impartial . . . but I prefer the simple design.

To see some examples of overly busy or poor websites check out these links:

http://www.webpagesthatsuck.com/

http://www.siphawaii.com/

http://www.boogersite.com/boogerSites.cfm

In all of the examples of bad web pages, I think the following one may have my vote for the worst:

 
This may very well be the worst web page of all time.
via webpagesthatsuck.smugmug.com