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The Top 10 Podcasts from The Growth Whisperers

After more than 130 podcasts, over two years, I'm thrilled with my partnership with my good friend…

Podcast EP 132 | Onboarded – What is onboarding and why does it matter? (1 of 4)

What is onboarding, and why does it matter? In this first of four episodes, we're discussing…

How Disciplined Is Your 20-Mile March?

How Disciplined Is Your 20-Mile March? A Jim Collins’ Great by Choice Concept   It's…

Podcast EP 131 | Leveraging the Stockdale Paradox in this Economy

 How can you leverage the Stockdale Paradox in this economy? During these turbulent times, with…

Mastering & Powering Up Your Company’s Flywheel

Assuming you’ve figured out your Flywheel - what truly creates power and drives the growth engine…

Podcast EP 130 | Jim Collins Level 5 Leaders

What are Jim Collins Level 5 leaders? Level 5 leadership is a concept developed in the book Good…

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Quarterly Planning: Will You Finish 2022 Strong?

There's nothing like the power and focus of a deadline to get things done. And now that we are…

Podcast EP 129 | How to Identify A-Players During an Interview

There is no substitute for A-Players. ​​The higher the percentage of A-Players on your teams, and…

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Leveraging the Flywheel Concept in Your Business

The Flywheel is a very simple and potent tool designed to make a business more powerful. Jim…

Podcast EP 128 | Is Your Leadership Team Too Big?

Is your leadership team too big? There's a real challenge that comes with having too many people…

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Have You Figured Out Your SMaC Recipe for Success?

A SMaC Recipe, from Jim Collins’ book Great by Choice, is a set of enduring operating principles…

Podcast EP 127 | How to Deal with an Underperforming Executive

How do you deal with an underperforming executive? Executives perform the most impactful and…

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Up to Speed with Decision Making

"An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions and judgements simpler through knowing…

Podcast EP 126 | Hidden Reasons Why Employees Leave their Jobs

What happens when managers tell you people are leaving for more money? As a leader, your direct…

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Shared Experiences are a Catalyst for Connection

As I come off an amazing summer and reflect on the highlights that were most memorable and…

Podcast EP 125 | What to do When Your Team is Resisting Change

Sometimes you're clear about a change that needs to happen, but team members might resist that…

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Maximizing the September Reset

I'm reading a fascinating book by Anthony Bourdain (actually, listening to the audiobook –…

Podcast EP 124 | Five Things That Lead to a Bad Strategic Plan

What makes a bad strategic plan? According to Harvard Business School, 92% of business plans fail…

Business Strategies for an Economic Downturn

Seven Business Strategies for an Economic Downturn

It’s almost impossible to predict what’s going to happen in the future – at work or in life. And it…

Podcast Ep 123 | Seven Valuable Ways to Help Develop Middle Managers

How do you develop middle managers? As companies grow, the gap tends to be in middle management.…

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Meeting Mastery for CEOs

What is a CEO's #1 tool? Meetings, meetings, meetings. Whatever vision people have for what a CEO…

Podcast Ep 122 | Fire Bullets Before Cannonballs: Jim Collins’ Method for Validating Ideas

What does it mean to fire bullets before cannonballs? Often leaders are too bold, or…

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Preserve Your Strategic Thinking Time

I love hearing the use of the word “strategic” in meetings and conversations, which often…

Podcast Ep 121 | How to Structure Presentations to Ensure Effective Decision Making

Leaders often waste a lot of time on decisions because meeting delegates are not well prepared…

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Bottom Line Thinking

It’s stimulating to talk about strategy, the possibility of dominating a market, or adding value…

Podcast Ep 120 | The 20 Mile March concept By Jim Collins: Thrive in Uncertainty

When you embrace a 20 Mile March, you have a tangible point of focus that keeps you and your team…

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Leverage Business Advisors to Quadruple Your IQ

How effective are you at gaining insights & opinions from true experts in business and in life…

Podcast Ep 119 | The Jim Collins SMaC Recipe: Your Formula For Success

SMaC Recipe is a concept developed in the book Great by Choice. A SMaC recipe is a set of durable…

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Why You Need to Upgrade to Net Promoter Score 3.0

Net Promoter Score (NPS) is an absolute favorite of mine to simply get a pulse on what your…

Podcast Ep 118 | Flywheel Model: Part Two | Powering Up Your Flywheel

There's a big problem with most flywheels, and it's the main reason they're destined to fail. The…

Podcast EP 134 | Onboarded – What is onboarding debt, and how can you calculate your onboarding debt?

When people don’t understand how to succeed in a new role, they do what they think is right. But…

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Podcast EP 133 | Onboarded – Why new hires that are a good fit are a problem (2 of 4)

“Many people refer to a person as a good fit (they are still here) or a bad fit (they left). This…

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Podcast EP 132 | Onboarded – What is onboarding and why does it matter? (1 of 4)

What is onboarding, and why does it matter? In this first of four episodes, we're discussing…

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Podcast EP 130 | Jim Collins Level 5 Leaders

What are Jim Collins Level 5 leaders? Level 5 leadership is a concept developed in the book Good…

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Podcast EP 125 | What to do When Your Team is Resisting Change

Sometimes you're clear about a change that needs to happen, but team members might resist that…

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Podcast EP 124 | Five Things That Lead to a Bad Strategic Plan

What makes a bad strategic plan? According to Harvard Business School, 92% of business plans fail…

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Podcast Ep 123 | Seven Valuable Ways to Help Develop Middle Managers

How do you develop middle managers? As companies grow, the gap tends to be in middle management.…

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Podcast Ep 122 | Fire Bullets Before Cannonballs: Jim Collins’ Method for Validating Ideas

What does it mean to fire bullets before cannonballs? Often leaders are too bold, or…

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Podcast Ep 121 | How to Structure Presentations to Ensure Effective Decision Making

Leaders often waste a lot of time on decisions because meeting delegates are not well prepared…

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Podcast Ep 120 | The 20 Mile March concept By Jim Collins: Thrive in Uncertainty

When you embrace a 20 Mile March, you have a tangible point of focus that keeps you and your team…

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Podcast Ep 119 | The Jim Collins SMaC Recipe: Your Formula For Success

SMaC Recipe is a concept developed in the book Great by Choice. A SMaC recipe is a set of durable…

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Podcast Ep 118 | Flywheel Model: Part Two | Powering Up Your Flywheel

There's a big problem with most flywheels, and it's the main reason they're destined to fail. The…

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Building your Personal Master Plan for 2023+

Potentially the most impactful 90 minutes you can spend. In a previous newsletter, we talked about…

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Are You Getting Seven Kinds of Rest?

In Your Oxygen Mask First, I talk about Resilience Rituals (Chapter 3 Double Your Personal…

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November is Men’s Mental Health Month in the US

It’s great to get back into the rhythm of in-person keynotes and workshops related to Your Oxygen…

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Are You Obsessed with Your Customers?

Every time I return to Dubai, I am inspired. Not that long ago, this small town on the edge of a…

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An Amazing Team Retreat

In early October, we had our second team retreat in Whistler, after adding three new advisors this…

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Do You Have Debate Deficit or Decision Deficit – Or Both?

Many teams are very good at identifying and setting aside time to discuss and debate, and to make…

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The Top 10 Blogs

Writing always helps to crystallize my thoughts and learnings and I enjoy sharing new information…

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The Top 10 Podcasts from The Growth Whisperers

After more than 130 podcasts, over two years, I'm thrilled with my partnership with my good friend…

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Common Mistakes Leaders Make

From issues managing cash and people, and a lack of clarity on strategy and values, Advisor to CEOs…

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Leadership Secrets to Success

Kevin Lawrence, advisor to CEOs and executive teams, talks about listening to the cues that tell…

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Building an Executive Team that Kicks Ass

In 20 years of coaching, this is one of my favourite techniques for creating a spectacularly-strong…

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