The Power Of The Other

Dr. Henry Cloud is an acclaimed leadership expert and bestselling author. He draws on his experience in business, leadership consulting, and his practice as a clinical psychologist, to impart practical and effective advice for improving leadership skills and workplace performance. Dr. Cloud has written or co-written over twenty books, including the bestseller Boundaries , which sold over two million copies.

The power of others

What Is Leadership?

Leadership is comprised of multiple things.

Leadership requires vision. Then vision requires us to engage talent. From there, you execute a plan or strategy. And then you adapt.

Last but not least, leadership is about the people you lead.

How Do You Find More?

Navy Seals are put through Hell Week. Their bodies and mind are pushed to the limits.

At times, these Seals feel like they have nothing left. They have no more.

Then what happens? What happens when you hit the limit?

What Does It Take To Win?

The fifth speaker at Leadercast Live 2016 is Nick Saban.

Nick Saban is the head football coach at the University of Alabama. Coach Saban is also one of two coaches to win at least two BCS national championships and the first to accomplish this at two different schools.

Do you know what it takes to win?

What Does It Take To Win?

The number one thing to win is your mindset.

Process: Process defines what you need to do to win.

Work ethic and discipline: You can have the mindset. You can have the process. But many of us fall off the wagon when it comes to following through on discipline.

To Coach Saban, discipline is knowing what you have to do but you don’t want to do it. Will you do it?

It is also knowing what you don’t want to do but should do it. Do you do it?

Depth Before Height

After our first break, we’re ready to hear James Brown. James Brown is a three-time Emmy award-winning network broadcaster and in 2010 was named’s “Best Studio Host of the Decade”. He is the host of “The NFL Today” on CBS and Super Bowl 50, host of “Thursday Night Football” on CBS and Special Correspondent for CBS News, contributing to various programs including “60 Minutes”.

Previous broadcasting roles include co-host of “Fox NFL Sunday”, host of “Inside The NFL” on Showtime correspondent for “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” on HBO and a nationally syndicated radio show on Sporting News Radio.

Depth comes before height

Focus On The Individual

Good communication skills: There are 3 elements to communication skills. They are speaking, writing, and listening.

Good attire: You must dress for success. The way you dress makes a statement about you before you even open your mouth.

Perspectives, Priorities, and Perception

Next up is Kat Cole who is the CEO of FOCUS Brands.

Perspectives, Priorities, and Perception



Kat shares a story of her childhood. It’s a sad story.

One day, her mom tells Kat that it’s time to go. They were leaving their abusive home.

Her mom took a long time to get to that point. And Kat sat there wondering: What took you so long, mom?

We have a problem with our perspective. We, who aren’t close to the action, fail to see what’s truly happening. We struggle with coming to a conclusion.


We have finite resources. Yet there’s lots of need out in the world.

Live Blogging Leadercast 2016

Today, I’m deviating away from my normal blogging schedule.

You expect a post from me on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of every week. A post that will peek your interest and inform you on a leadership topic.

Today’s going to be different.

Live blogging Leadercast Live 2016

I won’t be delivering one blog post today. Instead, you’re going to receive multiple posts.


Because I’m attending Leadercast Live at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It’s an event for leaders who want to become better.

And you might have heard of it before. Especially if you listened to my interview with Keith Wilmot.

As I attend Leadercast Live, I’ll be sharing my insights and takeaways from leaders such as Andy Stanley, Dr. Henry Cloud, Nick Saban, Steve Wozniak, Kat Cole, James Brown, CMDR Rorke Denver, and Chris Barez-Brown.