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“You need to report to jury duty.”
Have you ever gotten a card with this message on it?
I have, and quite recently in fact. And during my time there, I got to thinking about those words: JURY DUTY. While many will look at it as a DUTY, I don’t think that the word accurately describe what is intended. Instead, I think it should be JURY SERVICE.
Check out this episode for my thoughts on duty versus service and more importantly, what these words mean to us as leaders.
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Although we all try at times, we just can’t do it all nor can we do it alone. For our teams and organizations to become successful, we need to change this mindset. Kevin sits down with Dr. Eric George; hand surgeon, investor, philanthropist and author of We: Ditch the Me Mindset and Change the World. George recognized the importance of connection when he started treating patients from every background, ethnicity, age, and gender. He also realized in healthcare; you want the best outcome for your patient. This requires that I depend on you and you depend on me. It’s about WE. This translates to business. People want their leaders to care for them. Kevin and Dr. George talk about what he’s learned from medicine and how he expanded his reach.
In this episode, Dr. George discusses 1. The We mindset. 2. Perseverance through connectedness. 3. Work-Life balance.
The Coronavirus is changing everything in our world. In this timely special episode, Kevin invites Wayne Turmel, his co-author of the Long-Distance Leader: Rules for Remarkable Remote Leadership for an off-the-cuff real and relevant conversation about the challenges with our current climate. This is a wide-ranging conversation filled with practical advice about how remote leaders and remote workers can succeed. They talk about how leaders (remote or otherwise) can communicate with individuals and teams during this time of uncertainty and share ideas to help now remote team members be more successful – and even more calm during the current situation.
If only. If only I had years of experience. If only I had the credentials. Jim McKelvey believes if we wait for the right moment to do things, the important things won’t get done. Jim is the co-founder of Square (which was inducted into the Museum of Modern Art in 2011) and author of The Innovation Stack: Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time. He shares the inspiration for his book and why he thinks the important stuff that we do are things that have not been done before. Jim recognizes most of the work done is a replicate of previous work. We take knowledge and go. This works (sometimes even great), it just doesn’t create anything new. However, when we work through solving a problem and keep solving the problems, wonderful things can happen, and the innovation evolves.
In this episode, Jim talks about 1. Moving through ideas, even with restrictions. 2. Components of the Innovation Stack. 3. The importance of a checklist.
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Leaders need to be good communicators. This doesn't mean that need to be constantly talking. Many leaders fall prey to this mistake - we'll talk about why it is a mistake, why it happens, and how to improve in this area.
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The legendary speaker and author, Jim Rohn, famously said:
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”
The idea of who we are spending time with is an important concept to think about both as leaders and as humans. Do you know your answer or the answer of that for your team? In this episode, I’ll dive into this concept much further and give you even more think about.
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The happiest people are tackling big problems, not just complaining about them. Rosabeth Moss Kanter’s goal is to give folks the skills to move to action, whether personally or professionally. Rosabeth is the author or co-author of 20 books, including her most recent Think Outside the Building: How Advanced Leaders Can Change the World One Smart Innovation at a Time. Rosabeth and Kevin discuss change and innovation and she shares examples of folks moving ideas forward. The size of your idea does not need to be tied to the size of your bank account. Some big ideas grow with many small asks. She cautions that moving ideas are messy and those small asks help build your community. Not only does this community keep you going, but they can also offer perspective. Don’t be afraid to propose a new solution. Sometimes nothing happens. Sometimes that idea can grow and if you don’t act you will never know.
In this episode, Rosabeth discusses 1. What is “Outside the Building”. 2. Small asks. 3. Kanter’s Law (Roadblocks in the middle).
Wondering what your organization can do to deal with the challenges of coronavirus (COVID19)? I'm talking about how to prepare for productivity, rather than living in panic.
Today I’m sharing a lesson about the dangers of comparisons. And to do that, I’m talking about my Dad’s mechanical aptitude and my “lack thereof”…
There are many dangers when we find ourselves in the comparison trap, and in the episode below, I’m sharing these dangers as well as what we need to be doing INSTEAD of comparing.
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As a leader, you don’t just lead and/or manage, you are a teacher. At least you should be, according to Dr. Thomas DeLong. Tom is the Baker Foundation Professor of Management Practice in the Organizational Behavior unit at Harvard Business School and author of Teaching By Heart – One Professor’s Journey to Inspire. He joins Kevin and reflects on his experiences in both academia and managing. In his opinion, the best teachers are aware of the needs of their students/their employees. If you define your success on your list and the tasks accomplished, others will always come second. Leaders need to be authentic and empathetic, as well as modeling the behavior they want to see. For example, don’t just talk about your culture. Listen and connect with your team to build the culture and create moments of transformation.
In this episode, Tom shares his thoughts about 1. Leading and teaching. 2. Perspective on future leaders. 3. The idea of connecting and re-connecting.
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