If Your Employees Suck, Chances Are, You Do Too!

In leadership, you don’t attract who you want, you attract who you are. If your employees suck, it is almost certain that you do too!

According to Sam Adeyemi at the Global Leadership Summit, if your staff are not who you want them to be then perhaps you need to make a change in yourself! You need to be the change you want to see!

Adeyemi went on to say that as leaders it is our job to help our employees understand that;

The Connection Algorithm

Take Risks, Defy the Status Quo, and Live Your Passions

This week’s book review is The Connection Algorithm by Jesse Tevelow.

Tevelow explains how important it is for each of us to expand our networks. Establishing a solid network will allow our personal growth to expand exponentially because we will be able to leverage the experience and contacts of the people in our network. One of the best ways to expand your network is to establish connections with people that he calls Connectors – “thought leaders, experts and influence in a given discipline or range of disciplines.”

My takeaway from this book is Tevelow’s formula for personal growth:

What is Effective Business Leadership and Why is it Important?

Being an effective leader is critical in any leadership role. Being an effective business leader is foundational to the success of your business! Without effective leaders, your business will never reach its full potential!

I have seen all kinds of business leaders over the years; destructive, bad, subpar, average, good, excellent, nurturing, multiplying, etc.. In each case, the level of success of the business was directly reflected in the quality of the leader.

The destructive, bad, and subpar leaders have businesses that perform at these same levels and most eventually fail. Average leaders have average businesses while good, great, and excellent leaders create good, great, and excellent businesses! There may be cases where a business will perform above its level of leadership but this never lasts long. The level of business success always settles to the level of leadership effectiveness!

50 Powerful Leadership Lessons from Authentic Leaders

I recently attended the 2017 Global Leadership Summit put on by Bill Hybels and his Willow Creek organization. It was an amazing leadership training event that was attended by over 400,000 people through a global simulcast!

The speakers were amazing and the entertainment between speakers was world class.

What follows are the top one-line lessons from the two day event.

50 Leadership Lessons From the 2017 GLS

Bill Hybels

How to Improve Your Business With Meta Learning

Most people know who Timothy Ferriss is because of his books like The Four Hour Workweek, The Four Hour Body, The Four Hour Chef, and Tools of Titans.

However, besides being a famous author and podcaster, he:

  • Speaks over 4 languages
  • Has won the Chinese kickboxing championship
  • Started an online nutritional supplement store
  • Is a high tech “angel” investor
  • Is a health nut
  • Travels extensively
  • Routinely experiments on himself with foods, exercise, supplements, diets, culture, etc.

Everyone assumes that he is some sort of crazy savant that has leveraged his strengths to the nth degree and become a kazillionaire doing it. And, there is probably some truth to the “crazy” description but one of the big reasons he is able to do what he does successfully is because of the accelerated learning process that he has perfected.

Ferriss calls this learning system DSSS.

What is the DSSS Learning System and How to Use it