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Making Difficult Decisions in Times of Turbulence with Gary Kennedy – Episode 232 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Gary Kennedy, general counsel of American Airlines between 2003 and 2013. Kennedy had his dream job in what he calls “the sexiest industry in the world.” His time there was anything but a smooth ride. Kennedy told Corporate Counsel in an interview that from the moment he took the job in 2003 until he retired in 2013, the company was buffeted […]

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How to Become the Best Leader Possible

What makes someone the best leader possible? I just finished speaking in Phoenix at one of the largest associations in the world, the International Franchise Association. Leaders from a lot of different franchise groups attend, so I spent lots of time talking to them. I really clarified in my own mind what a great leader is and how to become […]

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The Success Principles with Jack Canfield – Episode 231 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Jack Canfield is most known as the co-creator and co-author of the New York Times #1 best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul book series which currently has 225 titles in the series and more than 500 million copies in print in 47 languages. He is also the founder and President of the Canfield Training Institute, which trains entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, […]

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The Will to Rise Above, Part 3

IGNORE THE NOISE—MAXIMIZE YOUR FOCUS! I’ve always admired those with the ability to block out distractions and keep a laser-like focus on their priorities. With technology allowing us to be distracted literally 100% of the time, now it is increasingly difficult to focus. Not to mention, most people I know are paranoid they have A.D.D. I see parents at the […]

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How to Motivate Your Team Long Term

l One of the great challenges for any leader is motivating his or her team. That’s what being a leader is: It’s motivating other people to take action, achieve and accomplish. There’s something I haven’t really understood and haven’t had 100% clarity on until recently. I learned that motivation is an external concept. Motivation is something you offer people. Or […]

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Mistakes Leaders Make with Skip Prichard – Episode 230 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Skip Prichard is President & CEO of OCLC, a global nonprofit computer library service and research organization. Its goals include furthering access to the world’s information and reducing library costs. He is also the author of The Book of Mistakes: 9 Secrets to Creating a Successful Future. Most recently, Mr. Prichard served for five years as President & CEO of […]

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3 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do That Most People Don’t

What are the biggest differences between successful entrepreneurs and everyone else? I’ve heard that something like 95% of small businesses fail within five years. This is a real dilemma for anyone who’s a business owner or someone who gets paid for their results, like a branch operator or franchise owner, or a salesperson or an independent contractor with a direct […]

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3 Words to Remember When You’re Totally Overwhelmed

Sooner or later in your life, you’ll feel overwhelmed. Maybe it’s today. You’re buried in email and completely behind on all of your to-do items. Your house is a mess. There are clothes and toys all over the floor. You haven’t done your taxes. Your bills aren’t paid. At Southwestern Consulting, we’ve coached more than 9,000 people one on one. […]

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Your Best Year Ever with Michael Hyatt – Episode 229 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Michael Hyatt is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World and the Wall Street Journal bestseller, Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want. His newest book, Your Best Year Ever was published in January and has already reached the USA TODAY and Wall Street Journal […]

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The Will to Rise Above, Part 2

“WHAT WE RESIST WILL PERSIST.” I don’t often quote Buddha, but this wise saying reminds us, “It is your resistance to ‘what is’ that causes your suffering.” This is one of the greatest life lessons I’ve ever learned. Think about that for a minute. It means that our suffering only occurs when we resist how things are. For the last […]

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An Important Choice that Makes Great Leaders

There’s a huge emergence of entrepreneurship in this country right now – you can see it on social media and TV shows like Shark Tank and The Profit. There are lots of ways to run your business and work from home, and I’m a fan of the idea of being an entrepreneur. At Southwestern Consulting, we’re not 100% entrepreneurs, but […]

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Heart of Service as a Strategic Competitive Advantage – Episode 228 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Over the course of time we at Southwestern Consulting have come to believe a heart of service is a strategic competitive advantage. In this episode Rory shares the 5 business advantages that come from having a heart of service. Show Highlights: If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with a team. – […]

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What’s leadership?

What’s leadership? The word leadership gets thrown around a lot, right? Have you ever taken a class on leadership? Probably not. My minor from the University of Denver was actually in leadership, but I attended a very new, unique program. That’s not the case for most people. The thing about leadership in the real world is that you learn how […]

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How to Become a Warrior

What makes someone a warrior? We all compete at some level, whether we’re athletes, performers or workers. But in each profession, there are these performers. At Southwestern Consulting, we call them ultra-performers. Or top producers. One percenters. Legendary leaders. You can interchange any of these terms with “warrior.” Warriors are people who can’t be stopped. They’re tough. They fight and […]

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Battling for Work Life Balance with Emmie Brown – Episode 227 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Emmie Brown is one of the world’s most sought after experts at helping leaders develop processes to build sales teams and maximize salesperson performance. With over 100 team members and well over 8 figures in annual revenues, Southwestern Consulting is one of the fastest growing sales consultancies in the world today. Our mission is to help people achieve their goals […]

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The Will to Rise Above, Part 1

Nobody is immune to the challenging seasons of life. We’ve all been there and we all have trials and tribulations to come. This is a fact of life. However, have you ever noticed that some people seem to survive and carry on through challenging times better than others? These people tend to handle success and tremendous growth better as well. […]

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To Sell is Human and When with Daniel Pink – Episode 226 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Daniel H. Pink, bestselling author of Drive and To Sell Is Human, unlocks the scientific secrets to good timing to help you flourish at work, at school, and at home. Everyone knows that timing is everything. But we don’t know much about timing itself. Our lives are a never-ending stream of “when” decisions: when to start a business, schedule a class, get serious […]

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