Your Issues List Managed with Stephen Covey

Let’s review the Issues List During your Intensity Day, this tool will be displayed throughout the entire session. Here you’ll find tangential, but important, items that are not on the agenda. For instance, areas of disagreement or topics that require further analysis are tracked on the Issues List. Condensing your Issues List A long to-do …

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What We Can Learn From Jeopardy’s James Holzhauer

As I heard him tell the story, it became very clear that James, although a professional sports better, was hardly gambling his way into winning. I took three takeaways from his approach that would apply to any business. It’s more than core competencies that will get you ahead. As James describes it, by the time …

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The Three Most Important Characteristics Of A Facilitator

The linchpin in the icube™ process is the facilitator. My firm belief is that while some people have an innate ability to be great facilitators, facilitation is a skill like any other and can be developed and honed. It’s good, however, to have awareness of one’s own habits and the characteristics of a great facilitator. …

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Extreme Autonomy

It all makes sense when you listen to the story of Yvon Chouinard’s journey as rock climber turned serial entrepreneur starting all the way back in 1957. This podcast is full of interesting nuggets of wisdom and learning. To be sure, the road wasn’t without ups and downs. However, what struck me when I listened …

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The Canyon Between Confidence and Arrogance

Responding to a setback is different than reacting to it. How? A reaction is something that is “knee-jerk” and done without thought. Reactions come from the unexpected and are more likely to come from an arrogant leader rather than a confident one. Arrogant leaders will expect a positive outcome, therefore when a setback occurs, an …

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