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more Story Selling

Following up on my Story Selling post: There are some standard plots Nick covers in this video: Overcoming the Monster, Rags to Riches, Rebirth, etc

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more Smart Tribes

Following up on my Smart Tribes post: Chistine Comaford’s Feedback Frame (starts at 2:02 is this great interview video): What’s working is … What I’d like to see more of is …  

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more 2 Second Lean

Following up on my 2 Second Lean post, here is a short video Verne Harnish did with the author Paul Akers after the talk I heard Paul give in Orlando last week.

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Story Selling

I heard Nick Nanton speak at last in Orlando about his book Story Selling. What’s super-cool about Nick is how real he is. He used his own concepts to give us pieces of his life story to start out his talk

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2 Second Lean

Last week at the Gazelles Fortune Leadership Summit, I saw Paul Akers’ keynote about his book 2 Second Lean: How to Grow People and Build a Fun Lean Culture. If you already know about lean and you’re already to click away

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Smart Tribes

At last week’s Gazelles Fortune Leadership Summit, I was blown away by Christine Comaford‘s talk about her book SmartTribes: How Teams Become Brilliant Together. There’s a ton in this book, but to sum it up, we’re all better off if we can

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Effective use of social media starts with listening

My #1 takeaway from Dave Kerpen’s talk last week is in the title. Listen on social media. Search for your company name or if your company isn’t large enough to have hits on that search, look for words your prospects

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Can you take your submarine from 1 leader, 134 followers to 135 leaders?

David Marquet trained for a whole year learning one kind of nuclear submarine and two weeks before taking command, was transfered to another kind.  Everything he’d learned about leadership told him that he needed to be the smartest guy on

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The Great Game of Business

I first read the Great Game of Business about a year and a half ago and got really excited about what games could mean for business. Hearing the great Jack Stack speak about the origins of the idea and what

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What do you sell (we all sell something!)

Even the 8 of 9 of us that don’t have “sales” in our job description are selling (moving people) on average 40% of the time. The people best at sales are Ambiverts. Be yourself. The elevator pitch is out. Pink

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