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175 – Don’t miss the big picture
We risk losing sight of the bigger picture when we focus on one detail. Listen to hear how a recent participant in one of Mark’s …
174 – We have enough – Kurt Vonnegut and Joseph Heller
Don’t strive for excess; be content with ‘enough’. Listen to hear the Joseph Heller quote that inspired his friend Kurt Vonnegut’s tribute poem.
173 – Knowledge can come from any source with Maria Marenco
Knowledge can come from any source; be cautious about what ideas you dismiss. Listen to hear how a 10-year-old girl and her mother helped Apollo 11 land on the moon and return to Earth safely.
172 – Feedback doesn’t work
Giving feedback doesn’t work; strengths, not weaknesses, offer growth opportunities. Listen to hear how Lionel Messi became one of the world’s best football players.
171 – Everybody matters
Caring about the growth of your people is more likely to lead you to success than treating them like resources. Listen to hear how Bob Chapman transformed his family business so that its revenue grew from $18 million to over $2 billion.
170 – One person can change the world
Change comes from unexpected sources. Listen to hear how Malcolm McLean changed the world transportation landscape.
Replay 136 – Experiences change minds
Suggestions and arguments don’t change minds, but experiences do. Listen to hear how a husband finally persuaded his wife to buy herself a new, improved bike.
169 – Model beneficial behaviours
Model the behaviours that will benefit your entire team. Listen to hear how Captain James Cook saved his crew from scurvy.
168 – It’s not about you
Don’t get caught up in the moment. It’s not about you. Listen to hear how some stern words eased Jason Alexander’s anxiety and pushed him back onto the acting path.
167 – Believe in your people
Believe in your people, and they’ll believe in themselves. Listen to hear how the support of a coach and school principal changed Michael Lewis’ life.
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