We sometimes allow ourselves to get derailed by what we assume is discouragement but is actually just a lack of sleep. When we’re tired, we don’t have access to the same kinds of emotional and intellectual resources as we do when we’re well rested. In this episode, we discuss how you can actually achieve more by sleeping more.
Extreme Ownership (New York: St. Martin's Press, 2015)
Extreme Ownership, written by two Navy Seals and Seal Trainers, is both compelling and practical. Each chapter begins with a combat example, taken from the authors own experience in Iraq. The authors distill the leadership principle they learned and then apply it to business. They then share how their business clients implemented in this in a civilian context. This is must reading for any leader who wants to create greater accountability in his or her team and drive greater results.
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Books sometime come at a pitch-perfect moment. I think that’s true for Perry Noble’s newest, The Most Excellent Way to Lead: Discover the Heart of Great Leadership.
Whether we’re talking about business or politics, we’re surrounded by terrible examples of leadership right now. The Most Excellent Way to Lead introduces us to a whole new paradigm for evaluating leadership.
Noble says it comes down to love.
Early in my career, everyone else seemed to be in control. I interviewed for a job, then waited for the hiring manager to offer me the position. I worked hard, then waited for my boss to give me a raise. I achieved bottom-line results, then waited for the vice president to approve my promotion.
When I started writing, it also seemed like everyone else was in control. I prepared a book proposal, then waited for a publisher to offer me a contract. I wrote the manuscript, then waited for booksellers to order the book. I published the book, the waited for the media to interview me.
The launch of Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy’s new book Living Forward has been massive. Thanks to you, we hit several bestseller lists out of the gate and made a major impact in the marketplace.
Our marketing team built out a launch plan over a year ago and spent countless hours refining and executing it in anticipation of release day. Lots of strategy and hours of rich, dynamic discussion. And I’m proud—and humbled—to say that we dove into release day with more than 18,500 preorders.
It was one of those rare, memorable launches that rock-and-rolled its way into release week. As the marketing quarterback, I had the privilege to work with some of the most innovative pros in the industry, and I learned a ton.
If there’s one thing that stands out in the ongoing presidential election, it’s the sheer nastiness. As a leader, I wouldn’t hire any of the present candidates for my business. I wouldn’t want to work for any of them either.
My rejection comes down to one of the flashing neon features of this election: disrespect.
Being the leader of your own company can look easier on the outside than it actually is when you’re the CEO. It requires more insight and effort than most anticipate. How can you rise to the occasion and really make a difference in your new role? In this episode, we discuss seven truths that will anchor you to a solid foundation.
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As people, we sometimes find ourselves in situations that leave us feeling uncomfortable and uneasy. As leaders, that’s pretty much a constant.
You know what I’m talking about. It could be something positive—maybe speaking to a large crowd, launching a new product, or re-upping an important client.
Alternatively, it could be something negative—a confrontational meeting, a disappointing phone call, or an ambush by hostile board members.