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Power of Repetition -- this poster of a man and his dog was on the back door of Commander David Marquet's door - reminding him that the main job of a leader is to stay on message and just keep repeating until the organization falls into alignment. As Marquet notes "if it seems like you are repeating the same thing over and over again, that's the way it SHOULD be." BTW, he borrowed the image from CEO Hatim Tyabji who used it to remind himself of the same thing in growing Verifone from $30 million to over $350 million in 48 months. Hatim is one of my favorite CEOs - and this past Fast Company magazine article is worth the read (8 minutes, so it's long, but just read the first two paragraphs).
Pot Party -- and this is the One-Page Strategic Plan for EOer Dave Kerpen's company, featured in his bestselling book Likeable. Notice his Theme in column 6 - it was actually a physical pot where they collected money to fund their quarterly celebration. It's a great example of a One-Page Strategic Plan - which has helped drive 100% annual growth the past four years (60 employees today).
David Marquet on Flawless Execution -- receiving a standing ovation, David Marquet, author of what I named the #1 biz book written in 2012, Turn the Ship Around, laid out a very practical approach to driving accountability and leadership down through an organization. Unable to hire, fire, or change the pay of 135 sailors on the Santa Fe, he used a series of practical techniques to take the Santa Fe from worst to first in the nuclear navy - if he can do it with the hand he was dealt, so can you. Here's a 2 minute interview that touches on a couple of the key points. He has given us permission to produce a one-hour online seminar from his presentation at last week's Leadership Summit.
Dave Kerpen on Twitter -- you should be listening (monitoring) Twitter - go to www.search.twitter.com and search your company name and/or key words and connect with potential customers. Case in point, one of the attendees at the Leadership Summit did this for the first time during Dave's keynote working session and found out his firm had just been tweeted by a US Senator! (positive tweet!). Dave outlined 6 more of over a dozen similar practical ideas covered in his book Likeable. Take 2 minutes to watch my interview of Dave Kerpen.
Parents and Graduates Teaming Up -- with bleak job prospects, many parents and their graduating children are buying franchises together. Gazelles200 member, Nurse Next Door, was featured prominently in this NY Times article last week providing an example of a father/daughter teaming up to launch one of their franchises.
Nurse Next Door Topgrading Case -- with 60+ graduates, the new online Topgrading course is proving popular as the war for talent continues to heat up. A New Topgrading Class Launches June 13. For details including:
- the Nurse Next Door Topgrading case study
- Review the full outline of the class including learning objectives for each of the six sessions
- Experience the class discussions
Online course includes one-to-one coaching; 9 hours of online learning; and peer group sessions via webinars - the next hybrid model of education that saves travel time and money. Price is $1450/leader.