In this video, I ask my three-year old grandson, Ben, if he listens to my podcast or reads my blog. (This may or may not be a paid endorsement.)
Watch this touching video The Power of Words, to see how changing just a few words can make a dramatic difference in your life and in the lives of those around you.
Question: Can you think of a time when words have had a major impact on you or on those around you? You can leave a comment by clicking here.
Andy Andrews doesn’t hope you’ll do great things with your life. He’s expecting it. Watch this touching video about putting his boys to bed to find out why!
Listen to what Steve Jobs has to say on the importance of passion in order to be successful, and why if you don’t have it, you may as well give up.
Question: Do you agree with his perspective? You can leave a comment by clicking here.
While I’ve veen away working on my new book, my team thought it would be funny to put together some outtakes from Platform University and create this little video. They are so fired!
A lot of marketers make the mistake of pointing out the features of their products or services instead of focusing on the benefits. This video by Samsung cleverly illustrates, in a way that most any parent can relate to, the benefits of one of the features of the Galaxy S4.
Because we are so busy with our own agenda and tasks, it’s easy to overlook the needs of those around us. As I watched this beautiful Russian video, I was reminded again of the need to be alert to the needs of others, stop what I am doing, and lend a helping hand. The truth is, we are all in this together.
Most of the people I have led through the years were totally committed, hard-working, and exceptionally bright. But that’s not how they usually saw themselves.
Maybe this is because of our educational system with its relentless focus on where students are weak or missing the mark. Or maybe it is the mass media with the emphasis on superstar athletes, actors, and musicians.
What if our job as leaders was, in part, to help our people see themselves for who they truly are. This starts by noticing and affirming their strengths, talents, and positive performance.
They’re better than they think. Our job is to help them see that and tap into it.
Question: What would changing their view of themselves make possible? You can leave a comment by clicking here.
The key to casting a compelling vision is to help people see what you see, by being concrete. This video by Corning envisions a future where technology is built on glass. Don’t believe that’s possible? This short video just might change your mind.
Question: What can you apply from this video for making your vision more concrete—and compelling? You can leave a comment by clicking here.
The first section in my book, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World, is called “Start with Wow.” I am always looking for examples I can use in my writing and speaking. Last week, I stumbled on this awesome ad about the Dodge Dart. I don’t know anything about the car itself, but the ad is certainly wow.