Through research, assessments, interviews, and personal experience Elena Botelho and Kim Powell found that there are 4 behaviors successful CEO’s and leaders exhibit and share their work in a New York Times bestseller entitled The CEO Next Door: The 4 Behaviors That Transform Ordinary People into World-Class Leaders. Elena joins Kevin to discuss the behaviors and some of the myths about organizational leaders. For example, leaders are willing to make a decision and thereby willing to make mistakes. These are secrets of professional success that you can use at any stage of your career.
Chris McGoff states that darkness is not the opposite of light but is the absence of light and just waiting for the light. As such, any person can stand up a peak performance culture. He is the author of “Match in the Root Cellar: How You Can Spark a Peak Performance Culture”. This book is unique in that it is broken into two parts. The first is the story of a CEO and her team—all based on real people— and how together they achieved a peak performance culture at their company despite the odds. The second part is a straightforward guide to reference for quick answers when developing your company’s culture. Chris and Kevin discuss culture in organizations and what we will and won’t tolerate.
Reflection is an important part of moving forward. Host Kevin Eikenberry is in the guest seat today to ‘reflect’ on two years of podcasts. He shares information for want-to-be podcasters, technology challenges (we’ve all had them) and guests he would like to have. Further, he touches on the evolution of his questions and segments, and the action items he has taken from the past 100+ guests.
Kevin’s book recommendation for this episode is to go back to any previous guest and read what they are reading.
In June my newest book, The Long-Distance Leader: Rules for Remarkable Remote Leadership, was released!
And to celebrate this occasion, in this episode, I am sharing some of my best ideas from the book for leaders (or future leaders) of remote teams.
Research shows us that creativity is not for a select few. 40% of the population has the same creative potential. So, who becomes the next big tech genius, author, producer…? Allen Gannett, author of The Creative Curve: How To Develop the Right Idea, At the Right Time, shares the truth about creative success. Allen explains the mechanics of what he calls the “the creative curve” – the point of optimal tension between what is familiar and what is new. Creative people don’t just consume content, they are deliberate.
As a bonus, Allen shares some tips if you find yourself on The Wheel of Fortune.