This is a guest review by Kimanzi Constable who blogs about finding work that you love and chasing your dreams. He is a author, national speaker and life coach, you can read his blog here or follow him on Twitter here.
I have the privilege of being on Michael Hyatt’s Platform Launch Team (along with Joe), so I received an early copy of the book. This book could literally be an entire college course, it has that much value.
About Michael Hyatt
Michael Hyatt is the former CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, the seventh largest publishing company in the world and the world’s largest Christian publishing company in the world; he is now the Chairman of Thomas Nelson. Read more...
Skip Prichard, CEO of Ingram Content Group
Today marks the start of what I hope will be a great series of interviews. I will be sharing interviews that I have done with exceptional leaders and the insights that they have shared with me.
I hope you will enjoy the first installment as I interview Skip Prichard, blogger and CEO of Ingram Content Group.
1. Joseph Lalonde: Would you mind telling my readers a little about yourself? Hobbies, aspirations, family, why you do what you do, etc…
Skip Prichard: I have to admit I stared at this question the longest. I’ve never been comfortable talking about myself. When I launched my leadership blog in late December, I had to write an “About Skip” section. I was really pleased with how it read. And then some good friends weighed in saying, “Skip, you wrote all about your company and not a thing about yourself.” So, I rewrote it and made it more personal. It felt about as difficult as writing this to you. Read more...
Have you ever been at a company where there’s little interaction with your boss?
You may chit-chat and say hello, talk about the weather, or the kids. Something is missing.
The chit-chat rarely leads to a conversation about your job, your aspirations, and how you’re doing.
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That something is real communication.
Communication is defined as: The imparting or exchanging of information or news.
Real communication goes deeper than this definition.
It involves taking the time to get to know the employees. Finding out their dreams and passions. If things are going well at work. If their job is still fulfilling.
Uncovering these issues is vital to the continuing growth of your organization.
Here are three steps that you can take to probe deeper and show your employees that you are open to communication: Read more...
We often hear people saying that the grass just looks greener on the other side of the fence. That our grass is just as green or greener.
But that’s not always true. Sometimes the grass really is greener on the other side of the fence.
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You may be shocked that I said that.
Think about it for a minute. Let the saying really settle into your mind.
When we really think about it, I know it’s true. And I think you do too.
You’re probably asking Why? right about now.
There’s a simple reason why the grass is greener on the other side of the fence.
You’re neglecting the grass on your side of the fence. It’s not being watered. It’s not being fertilized. It’s not being cared for. Read more...