Archive for the ‘Master Blog’ Category

Are You More than 50 Miles from Home?: Outsourcing Leadership Development

Reagan era politician and well-known political strategist Edwin Meese is famous for saying the following: “An expert is somebody who is more than 50 miles from home, has no responsibility for implementing the advice he gives, and shows no sides.”—Edwin Meese Sage wisdom, and it’s even truer today for leadership development.  Why?  Let’s break it down. More than 50 miles […]

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Good Stress: Episode 256 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

Dr. Terry Lyles holds a Ph.D. in psychology and is recognized as a national/international educator, author of three books, speaker to universities, schools, Fortune 500 Companies, world-class athletes, and public audiences.  Dr. Lyles has trained hundreds of individuals including Fire Rescue workers in and around Ground Zero, International Forensic Medical Teams in the Asian torn Tsunami area and the Haiti […]

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The Servant Leader: Episode 255 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

Todd Browne began his career at Tom James in August 1990. Through hard work, a steadfast commitment to staying at Tom James, and living out the principles of success that Tom James was founded on, Todd rose through the ranks and became President in 2011 and CEO in 2016. With a mediocre track record prior to Tom James, including flunking out […]

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Behaviors Always Follow Values: Episode 254 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

In November of 2004, Kimberly Ritzer walked into a little boutique during its opening week with one intention: congratulating the stranger behind the counter for being courageous enough to open her own business. What ensued was a lesson in celebrating each other’s differences and strengths. The stranger behind the counter was Megan Tamte, a third-grade teacher turned stay at home […]

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Adventures in Entrepreneurship: Episode 253 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

Germain Böer is an innovator in all that he does. His courses use technology and creative assignments that challenge students to think, and feature speakers who have created unusual companies. He also conducts experiential learning programs that transform students into self-driven entrepreneurs. After working for Arthur Andersen & Co., the Institute of Management Accountants., and two universities, Prof. Böer joined […]

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Invest in Mentorship: Episode 252 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

Jeff Dobyns has enjoyed extraordinary success providing comprehensive financial planning to retirees, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and executives by taking the time to truly know his clients, understand their goals, and develop and execute their ongoing strategic financial plans. Jeff has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ohio University and has held executive positions with financial planning firms for nearly two decades. After […]

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How to Lead Tremendously: Episode 251 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

Tracey C. Jones is nationally known for her leadership expertise, as well as her ability to connect on a core level with her audiences. With her signature wit, she masterfully weaves leadership concepts and actionable strategies together with humor and a deep understanding of life in the workplace. At the core of her philosophy on leadership is a simple belief that […]

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Goals

Goals. Why do we need to have them? I’ve done roughly 250+ workshops all across the country. Each and every time, I ask how many people in that room have their goals written down. Note that these are mostly salespeople. I would say when I ask that question, there’s truly about 25% of the room that actually writes them down. […]

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Gratitude to Paying It Forward: Episode 250 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

JT Olson is a sensational speaker and an avid proponent of adoption, the pro-life movement, and orphan care. He has given talks on God’s transformation of his pain into passion, the sanctity of life, growing a healthy marriage, encouraging dreamers and entrepreneurs to pursue their calling, and coaching leaders on building a stronger organization. After being orphaned as a child alongside his four siblings, […]

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Create Your Ideal Schedule

Effective self-management begins with a well-planned schedule. The strategy is to create a schedule for the entire week which includes both professional and personal activities from the time you wake up until the time you go to bed. The idea is to treat this like you’re back in high school and schedule your activities in blocks of time.  I understand […]

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Positivity Despite Tragedy : Episode 249 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

While on vacation in Mexico, the unexpected happened for Jake Hirning.  In a matter of seconds, his life was changed forever.  As Jake dove into a wave, the force of the ocean rammed him into the ocean floor, breaking his neck. A plane flew into Mexico and transported him to San Antonio, where 11 doctors took him to surgery. The surgery […]

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The Power Paradox: Episode 248 of the Action Catalyst Podcast (Part 2 of 2)

Dacher Keltner, Ph.D., is the founding director of the Greater Good Science Center and a professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence and Born to Be Good, and a co-editor of The Compassionate Instinct. Show Highlights: When the role models don’t model the proper role, they’ll model the […]

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Crushing Fear

FEAR IS NOT REAL BUT WHAT IT DOES TO US IS VERY REAL. Fear is as evil as a little fluffy dog biting at your ankles… If you could see a slow-motion video of the past year in your mind, if you could see all of the decisions you’ve made or haven’t made because of fear, it would astound you. The […]

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The Power Paradox: Episode 247 of the Action Catalyst Podcast (Part 1 of 2)

Dacher Keltner, Ph.D., is the founding director of the Greater Good Science Center and a professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence and Born to Be Good, and a co-editor of The Compassionate Instinct. Show Highlights: Enduring leadership is sustained by service. -Dacher Keltner You’re only as good […]

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Keeping the Vision Alive: Episode 246 of The Action Catalyst Podcast (Part 2 of 2)

  Kelly Wright has over 25 years of experience in leadership, sales, operations, and strategy roles. Her deep Go-To-Market and general P&L management delivers critical expertise to the boardroom. Kelly has helped teams navigate multiple stages of growth, through an IPO, global expansion, leadership transitions, business model changes, and the demands of being a private and public company. Kelly has […]

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Company Culture and Delegation: Episode 245 of The Action Catalyst Podcast (Part 1 of 2)

Kelly Wright has over 25 years of experience in leadership, sales, operations, and strategy roles. Her deep Go-To-Market and general P&L management delivers critical expertise to the boardroom. Kelly has helped teams navigate multiple stages of growth, through an IPO, global expansion, leadership transitions, business model changes, and the demands of being a private and public company. Kelly has broad depth […]

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The Energy Pie: Episode 244 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

  Stan Mabry is an art seller by day and jiu-jitsu fighter by night. After dealing privately in New York and a stint at Sotheby’s, Stanford Mabry founded the Nashville, Tennessee gallery in 1987 and has since established Stanford Fine Art as the premier purveyor of historical, Impressionistic and regional art in the Southeast. Works formerly in the collection of Stanford […]

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Leaders Make the Necessary Changes – Episode 243 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Gary Garfield shares the truly unique insight he gained first practicing law, and then turning around the financial performance of Bridgestone Americas and the organization’s corporate culture. Through his innovative approach to changing the culture of the organization, Garfield changed the focus of the organization, drove innovation and collaboration, and broke down silos. The result: the company pulled out of […]

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