104: The Power of Visual Thinking in Leadership and Life

104: The Power of Visual Thinking in Leadership and Life

Want to become better at communicating your ideas in a powerful way to others? Catch my fascinating conversation with Todd Cherches, where we discuss key ideas from his book, VisuaLeadership: Leveraging the Power of Visual Thinking in Leadership and in Life. Todd explains how to leverage visual thinking to paint a clear picture for your audience, whether that’s one person or 1,000s.

Todd is the CEO & Cofounder of BigBlueGumball, an innovative New York City-based management consulting firm specializing in leadership development and executive coaching. He’s a three-time award-winning Adjunct Professor of leadership at NYU, and a Lecturer on leadership at Columbia University. Todd is also a TEDx speaker and a member of Marshall Goldsmith’s prestigious “MG100 Coaches.”

You’ll discover:

  • How Todd’s conversation with Grant Tinker on a flight to L.A. changed his life
  • Visual models that Todd uses to make clear, easily-understood points
  • How you can use visual imagery and visual language to get someone else to see the idea in your head
  • Why visual metaphors are valuable in helping someone grasp a new concept
  • The role of storytelling in having strong, emotional impact

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103: Sharpening Your Edge to Turn Potential into Performance

103: Sharpening Your Edge to Turn Potential into Performance

Are you making the most of the talents you have? If you identify as an under-performer in any area of your life, tune in to my interview with Kozhi Makai. We discussed the key points from his latest (and excellent!) book, Sharpening Your Edge: How to Turn Potential into Performance. Kozhi is a performance psychologist and Founder of Kozhi Makai Worldwide. His sole mission for the past 20 years has been to use behavioral science to help people thrive. He’s absolutely brilliant in the way he explains the concepts covered in his book!

You’ll discover:

  • What your ProPersonal®Edge is and how to keep it sharpened
  • How you can adopt a “thrive” mindset
  • Steps you can take to turn your talents into strengths
  • Why Kozhi uses “employability skills” instead of “soft skills”
  • The role of leverage in making the most of your edge

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102: What Transformational Coaching Looks and Feels Like

102: What Transformational Coaching Looks and Feels Like

​What difference does it make to work with a skilled coach? Observe first-hand the life changing impact business owner Joe Perrone has experienced by working with expert coach Walt Hampton. This is truly an inspiring conversation with two people who are committed to making a real difference in the world! Walt Hampton is Founder & Chairman of Summit Success International, a global personal and professional development firm. He’s a best-selling author, business coach, management consultant, leadership trainer, and motivational speaker. Joe Perrone is a small business owner who runs 2 businesses, New England Collision and Astro Auto Repair. What’s remarkable about Joe is that he’s truly learned to work ON his business, not IN it, so now he has time to be a coach himself. He works with other business owners to help them fine time and avoid or recover from burnout.

You’ll discover:

  • Criteria to use when choosing someone to coach you
  • What coaches should consider when looking for their ideal client
  • The 3 core questions that haunt clients…and what Walt does to help them work through these to do the work they’re meant to do.
  • How addressing those questions helped Joe make significant changes
  • Key reasons why working with a coach can help you grow faster and easier

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101: The Dismal Truth about University Student Leadership Programs

101: The Dismal Truth about University Student Leadership Programs

Most universities have a mission statement about developing student leaders. But very few result in graduates with the leadership skills needed for their first job. Find out why in this interview with Libby Gill. Libby and I discuss her new book, Leadership Reckoning: Can Higher Education Develop the Leaders We Need?, which she co-authored with Dr. Tom Kolditz, Director of the Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University.

Libby is the former head of communications for Sony, Universal, and Turner Broadcasting. Today Libby is an executive coach, leadership expert, and award-winning author. She guides emerging and established leaders to clarify the next level of their work and life, then guides them to get there.

You’ll discover:

  • The disappointing discovery that caused Bill Doerr to establish the Doerr Institute for New Leaders
  • Why most university leadership programs for students don’t produce leaders
  • The First Principles of the Doerr Institute that are the basis of everything they do
  • How to measure the effectiveness of every aspect of a leadership program
  • Why graduates of the Doerr Institute are actively recruited by Chief Human Resource Officers

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100: Become More Focused, Fearless and Highly Productive

100: Become More Focused, Fearless and Highly Productive

Want to know how you can live your life so you have no regrets? That’s the end-game for my guest David Wood, Founder of Focus.ceo, for himself and for his clients. David works with business owners to help them double revenue, achieve more in less time, and be a more extraordinary human being in every area of their life. You’ll want to take lots of notes because David is a source of amazing insights and tips. Our rich conversation covered topics like how to hold space for another person, exercise more courage to have tough conversations, and structure you day so you get better results in half the time. He’s a very special human being having a deep impact with all who know him.

You’ll discover:

  • How David “holds space” for his clients who are dealing with a tough situation
  • Ideas for handling twice as much of what matters in half the time
  • Four things that keep us from being more productive
  • The benefits of working in sprints of 25 minutes instead of 60 or 90 minutes
  • How to move past your fears to have those difficult conversations

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