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059 Trying vs. Doing pt 3 – Busyness or Overwhelm

This episode is part three of the spontaneous discussion that erupted when a handful of my members showed up late to a webcast and I decided to make a teaching out of it. Timeliness is usually about everything except timeliness. It’s about all the choices you made up to the point where you’re suddenly running late. People who are willing to examine those choices that get to excellence. Are you one of those people? Do you want to be? Keep listening?

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This episode is from a recent weekly member webcast. For more information about the many benefits of Clear and Open Membership and how to get the help you need in conversations like
this as well as access to powerful online courses, go to clearandopen.com.

058 Trying vs. Doing pt 2 – Less Bad or Good

The episode continues using the tardiness of my leader group as a way to explore the paradigmatic difference between trying and doing. Most people “try” and create “less bad” results. If you want great results, trying doesn’t cut it. It’s not semantics, it’s about attitude. Are you ready to get yours adjusted?

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This episode is from a recent weekly member webcast. For more information about the many benefits of Clear and Open Membership and how to get the help you need in conversations like
this as well as access to powerful online courses, go to clearandopen.com.

057 Trying vs. Doing pt 1 – In Time or On Time?

Want to hear me hold my leader group accountable for showing up late and make them squirm? Here’s your chance! Oh, and you can learn something critical about how to change anything as well. As Yoda said, “Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.” He was right and people love to quote him. Want to actually learn to embody that jedi wisdom? Or do you just want to watch movies about other people doing it?

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This episode is from a recent weekly member webcast. 

056 Managing to Self-Interest – Part Three – Your Workplace is Your Dojo

Let’s face it, most people spend most of their time at work. And this includes both managers and employees. When you experience the paradigm shift that the things you do throughout your day are designed to help you improve, you realize that getting up and going to the office isn’t just about collecting a paycheck. It’s really allowing you to go to a place where every day you get to work on becoming a better version of yourself—your own personal dojo.

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This episode is from a recent weekly member webcast. For more information about the many benefits of Clear and Open Membership and how to get the help you need in conversations like
this as well as access to powerful online courses, go to clearandopen.com.

055 Managing to Self-Interest – Part Two – Finding Meaning in Work

Who are you wanting to become as a person and how are you using your job to become that? In this episode, we are going to explore how you relate to your job and why this matters in terms of healthy self-interest. We are also going to take this thought process one step further by exploring why meaning trumps money for your younger employees and what you can do to help them become fully engaged in what they do for your business. This is the second episode in our thought-provoking series on managing to self-interest and you won’t want to miss it!

 

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This episode is from a recent weekly member webcast. Members get a ton of different ways to become better professionals, including attendance to the live courses I teach. Beginning January 11, 2018, I’ll begin teaching an eleven week course called How to Manage and Be Managed: The Missing Manual.

 

Management is like parenting: many people do it and they mostly have no idea what they’re doing, but they somehow make it work. The result? Stress, wheel-spinning, overwhelm, and millions of dollars in lost opportunity.

 

This course is the missing manual–what we all should have been taught in high school. Forget everything you’ve learned about management. You don’t have to “motivate” your employees. You don’t need to “empower” them. And you definitely shouldn’t be “supervising” them.

 

The course trains you in the basics of the Clear and Open Model for management. Increase engagement and productivity, eliminate supervision and wasted resources. It’s a counter-intuitive approach I’ve been training leaders in one-on-one for over fifteen years, offered now for the first time as an affordable course. While the course is about training management skill, it’s also perfect for non-managers because it gives employees what they need to understand what a manager is doing with them and why it’s in their best interest to help.

 

For more information about the course, please go to clearandopen.com/how-to-manage.

054 Managing to Self-Interest – Part One – Does Selflessness Exist?

Contrary to popular belief, the younger generation of employees isn’t necessarily worse or as different as you might think they are. Instead, they an enviable sense of self-interest. In this episode, we will discuss why there’s no such thing as a selfless act and the distinctions between serving needs in a healthy way and greed. This is a game-changing way of looking at the world that will affect not only your management style, but your perception of every charitable act you’ve ever seen.

 

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This episode is from a recent weekly member webcast. For more information about the many benefits of Clear and Open Membership and how to get the help you need in conversations like this as well as access to powerful online courses, go to clearandopen.com.

053 The Moments of Excellence pt4 – Excellence Isn’t Yours

One of the reasons excellence is so rare and elusive in our world is because it’s so deeply misunderstood. Consider that you don’t create excellence any more than you grow a plant. If that were so, then where is your power and influence over excellence? What orientation toward excellence is best to precipitate it?

 

 

I’m very excited to announce the release of my ebook, “Cut the Bullshit: Solve Your Problems By Getting Real.” It’s full of direct, practical advice related to getting employees engaged, hiring right the first time, how to create a culture of radical responsibility, and a lot more. For a limited time, I’m giving this ebook away for nothing. So if you have some spare nothing, go to clearandopen.com/ctb to download it. That’s CTB standing for Cut the Bullshit, a free ebook to reward and support my loyal listeners.

052 The Moments of Excellence pt3 – Accountability and Sacrifice

This is part three of our four part series taken from a member webcast where I was teaching the live version of the Open to Excellence course. Production is currently underway to turn this into an online course in near future.

 

What does sacrifice mean to you? Are you sacrificing something to get something else? Is that really a sacrifice, or a means to an end? And what about accountability? Do you relate to it as a tool or a burden? What if you had to change your relationship to sacrifice and accountability to achieve excellence?

 

 

I’m very excited to announce the release of my ebook, “Cut the Bullshit: Solve Your Problems By Getting Real.” It’s full of direct, practical advice related to getting employees engaged, hiring right the first time, how to create a culture of radical responsibility, and a lot more. For a limited time, I’m giving this ebook away for nothing. So if you have some spare nothing, go to clearandopen.com/ctb to download it. That’s CTB standing for Cut the Bullshit, a free ebook to reward and support my loyal listeners.

051 The Moments of Excellence pt2 – Defining the Moment

What is excellence, anyway? We have beliefs and ideas about it, but are they true? Are they productive? We all want the rewards of excellence, but what about the willingness to do the work? What if your picture of what excellence looks and feels like is actually in your way of embodying it?

 

This episode is from a member webcast where I was teaching the live version of the Open to Excellence course. Production is currently underway to turn this into an online course, so stay tuned about that.

 

I’m very excited to announce the release of my ebook, “Cut the Bullshit: Solve Your Problems By Getting Real.” It’s full of direct, practical advice related to getting employees engaged, hiring right the first time, how to create a culture of radical responsibility, and a lot more. For a limited time, I’m giving this ebook away for nothing. So if you have some spare nothing, go to clearandopen.com/ctb to download it. That’s CTB standing for Cut the Bullshit, a free ebook to reward and support my loyal listeners. Thanks so much for being one

 

050 The Moments of Excellence pt1 – Where Do We Learn Responsibility?

Your conditioning about responsibility is inextricably intertwined with your ability to be excellent, because it’s in the critical moments where radical responsibility is called for, that we either rise to excellence or not. How do you muster the strength you need in those moments?

 

I’m very excited to announce the release of my ebook, “Cut the Bullshit: Solve Your Problems By Getting Real.” It’s full of direct, practical advice related to getting employees engaged, hiring right the first time, how to create a culture of radical responsibility, and a lot more. For a limited time, I’m giving this ebook away for nothing. So if you have some spare nothing, go to clearandopen.com/ctb to download it. That’s CTB standing for Cut the Bullshit, a free ebook to reward and support my loyal listeners. Thanks so much for being one.