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The Key to Cultivating a Culture of Accountability | Mike Evans | Part 1 of 3 | Episode #359

Mike has developed a unique perspective from 20+ years of working alongside a star studded list of world-renowned thought leaders, including: Dr. John Kotter, Dr. Stephen Covey, Tom Peters, Jim Kouzes, Hyrum Smith, Steve Farber and Chris McChesney. Mike served in senior leadership and consulting roles with Kotter International, FranklinCovey, and Tom Peters Company.

In addition to being a leading authority on Unleashing Personal and Organizational Accountability, clients rely upon Mike’s solutions to; Accelerate Change, Shape Their Optimal Culture, Flawlessly Execute Key Strategies, Ignite Leadership Capacity at all Levels, and Amplify Employee Engagement.

Mike works with organizations around the globe and in virtually every arena, from the tech sector to financial services, manufacturing, health care, hospitality, entertainment, retail, and the US Government. Clients include: Intel, Capital One, Apple, BNY Mellon, Pfizer, The United States Navy, Fidelity Investments, Johnson & Johnson, Symantec, Cigna Corporation, PharMerica, Oracle, Astra Zeneca, Baxter International Inc., Shell Oil, Cargill, American Airlines, DuPont USA, and NASA. 

Mike consults with senior teams, facilitates custom workshops, delivers keynote speeches and provides coaching and consulting on all of these subject areas. He uses his unique insights, passion, experience, and humor to positively affect individuals, teams and organizations around the world. He is experienced with executive leadership teams and groups at all organizational levels.

His style is engaging, upbeat, entertaining, thought-provoking, compelling, and most importantly educational, relevant and impactful. Individuals, teams and organizations yield immediate results by applying what they learn.

His personal mission is to help individuals, teams and organizations accelerate their ability to achieve more than they ever believed possible. Clients describe him as inspiring, motivating and a ball of energy with an unequalled focus and passion for helping them achieve their desired results.

 

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#1 Podcast on how to get things done.  Learn from Peak Performers in all areas of life and Business.  Do you know what to do but can’t figure out why you are not executing what you already know?   If so, this Podcast will give you the tools, strategies and psychology to not only break through the choke point but to truly become a Peak Performer.   Thor will be sharing his tools and strategies as well as interviewing inspiring Peak Performers that are Entrepreneur’s, Professional Athletes, Business leaders, Military, Technology guru’s, Health and Fitness masters, Relationships Experts as well as Music & Entertainment superstars.   Mission and Purpose – To engage, educate, entertain and inspire listeners to excel in any area of life through mastering the science of execution and Peak Performance.  You will learn the necessary road map, strategies, tools and psychology to win this game.

 

 

 

Conventional Wisdom (#85)

Here is the thing about conventional wisdom and thinking: it’s usually conventional. This may sound obvious, but in so many situations, we fail to make choices that would move an opportunity forward or make a big impact. Instead we choose the safer option; the one that feels more familiar or has the popular vote.

This point was brought home for me recently as I listened to Brian Halligan speak at a leadership event. Brian is CEO of HubSpot, a title he’s held through the company’s inception, its IPO and $2.5B market cap.

In his discussion, Brian shared his perspectives on decision-making and following the conventional path, which include:

  1. Conventional wisdom is the conservative path and usually means doing what everyone else is doing.
  2. Leading companies and people aren’t satisfied with doing what everyone else is doing so they need to think about things in new and different ways.
  3. For many of his big decisions, Brian sought input from his team, but rarely went with the majority opinion.
  4. If the choices are black and white, never choose grey. Not only is picking the middle the easy way out, it’ll likely ensure a suboptimal outcome for all.

Great leaders buck conventional wisdom. They take risks, listen for the best ideas from the quietest voice and try to find where they can make that tenfold impact. This is the reason why companies such as Google have formed groups to work on new ideas—even ones that may have a high degree of failure. These are “moonshot” ideas that challenge conventional thinking.

One of the best ways to escape conventional wisdom is to gain perspective from those who think differently from you and to encourage debate. If you surround yourself with everyone who thinks the same way and has the same views, the decisions are likely to be similar. This groupthink is how Volkswagen ended up in a giant emission scandal a few years’ back.

If you want to expand your thinking, travel. Travelling is a wonderful way to gain perspective as are mastermind groups. Both have been invaluable to me and many others that I know, especially in terms of bringing new ideas to the fore and looking at problems and challenges in different ways. Some of my best new ideas have come from travelling outside of my physical and mental comfort zone.

The next time you ask someone for input on a key decision, think about whether they are giving you the answer that they know you want or a new perspective you might really need.

Quote of the Week

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”

Henry Ford

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How to Land the BIG Client | Hugh Massie | Part 2 of 3 | Episode #358

As a Behavioral Strategist and the CEO of DNA Behavior International, Hugh travels the world helping entrepreneurs and leaders understand how they are wired for success and what motivates their decision-making.

With over 60,000 hours of experience, Hugh has mentored millions of people, including entrepreneurs, the leaders of more than 2,500 businesses and 20,000 financial advisors in 123 countries (www.BehaviorallySmart.com). His purpose is mentoring people to be Behaviorally SMART for achieving greater self-empowerment so they can unlock their human potential and Live with Meaning™. 

Hugh liberates entrepreneurs with a unique blend of personality and financial insights to make improved life, financial and business decisions. In particular, he guides them to be more self-aware, and not make emotional decisions under pressure, which sabotage relationships, businesses, and long-term goals. 

Since 2001, Hugh continues to lead the way globally with developing innovative behavioral analytics technology which powers solutions to help entrepreneurs understand who they are and “Know, Engage and Grow” every employee and client online. Hugh is also a sought after corporate strategist, mentor, financier, and board member for my unique ability to solve any problem using a unique blend of deep personality insights and extensive financial knowledge.

Hugh pioneered the development of Financial DNA®, Business DNA®, and Communication DNA® the world’s first complete all-in-one behavioral analytics platform to provide a broad spectrum of validated personality insights which address entrepreneurship, organizational development, leadership, financial planning,  relationship and a variety of life situations. 

Hugh has been a successful entrepreneur for 20 years being the founder of 6 businesses spanning financial services, funds management, human behavior, video marketing, property development and pastoral activities.

He is on the Global Finance Committee of Entrepreneurs Organization and the East Region Board. 

Hugh enjoys golf, tennis, cricket, adventure travel, business innovation and history reading.

 

Contact Hugh:

inquiries@dnabehavior.com 

 

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#1 Podcast on how to get things done.  Learn from Peak Performers in all areas of life and Business.  Do you know what to do but can’t figure out why you are not executing what you already know?   If so, this Podcast will give you the tools, strategies and psychology to not only break through the choke point but to truly become a Peak Performer.   Thor will be sharing his tools and strategies as well as interviewing inspiring Peak Performers that are Entrepreneur’s, Professional Athletes, Business leaders, Military, Technology guru’s, Health and Fitness masters, Relationships Experts as well as Music & Entertainment superstars.   Mission and Purpose – To engage, educate, entertain and inspire listeners to excel in any area of life through mastering the science of execution and Peak Performance.  You will learn the necessary road map, strategies, tools and psychology to win this game.

 

 

Execution Killer #14 | Getting the RIGHT People On the Bus | Episode #357

In the game of business, everything comes down to your ability to execute.  I have identified 85 things that can and will get in the way of your execution if you do not know what they are and how to avoid them.  

 

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#1 Podcast on how to get things done.  Learn from Peak Performers in all areas of life and Business.  Do you know what to do but can’t figure out why you are not executing what you already know?   If so, this Podcast will give you the tools, strategies and psychology to not only break through the choke point but to truly become a Peak Performer.   Thor will be sharing his tools and strategies as well as interviewing inspiring Peak Performers that are Entrepreneur’s, Professional Athletes, Business leaders, Military, Technology guru’s, Health and Fitness masters, Relationships Experts as well as Music & Entertainment superstars.   Mission and Purpose – To engage, educate, entertain and inspire listeners to excel in any area of life through mastering the science of execution and Peak Performance.  You will learn the necessary road map, strategies, tools and psychology to win this game.

 

 

Behaviorally Smart Money-11-Leadership and Team Development

Hugh Massie and Leon Morales join David Wolf to discuss many aspects of leadership team development and productivity. They discuss and provide examples of how the DNA Behavior platform and tools assist organizations in creating effective leaders and high-performance teams.

 

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The Problem with the Franchise Model | David Barnett | Part 3 of 3 | Episode #356

Barnett is the author of six different books, 3 of which have become Amazon best-sellers; Invest Local, Franchise Warnings and How to Sell My Own Business.  

Barnett has been working with small businesses for the past 20 years and likes to say that it took him 10 years to un-learn what business school taught him about how things are really done in the business world.

He currently works with entrepreneurs around the world and helps them buy and sell businesses privately as a transaction advisor and helps buyers and sellers improve businesses to maximize their value before or after a transaction.   

He has 2 young children and has adapted his consulting business to maximize his time with the kids since their childhood is his priority right now.

Interesting Facts about David

  1. He signed a licensing agreement with his university to put the school crest on Zippo lighters.
  2. He’s an amazing canner and does home preserving with his pressure canner.
  3. Set a personal goal to go on 9 vacations in 2016 and achieved it.

   

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Peak Performers Podcast

Peak Performance Nation

  

#1 Podcast on how to get things done.  Learn from Peak Performers in all areas of life and Business.  Do you know what to do but can’t figure out why you are not executing what you already know?   If so, this Podcast will give you the tools, strategies and psychology to not only break through the choke point but to truly become a Peak Performer.   Thor will be sharing his tools and strategies as well as interviewing inspiring Peak Performers that are Entrepreneur’s, Professional Athletes, Business leaders, Military, Technology guru’s, Health and Fitness masters, Relationships Experts as well as Music & Entertainment superstars.   Mission and Purpose – To engage, educate, entertain and inspire listeners to excel in any area of life through mastering the science of execution and Peak Performance.  You will learn the necessary road map, strategies, tools and psychology to win this game.