When I first saw the trailer for Skyscraper with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, I was hooked. The trailer for Skyscraper looked like a cross between my favorite Christmas movie Die Hard and Liam Neeson’s Taken. With those two movies combined, it had to be good.
Skyscraper tells the story of Will Sawyer. Will is a former FBI agent with a prosthetic leg after a botched hostage negotiation. He goes on to build a security consulting agency and is tasked with assessing the security and safety of the world’s largest skyscraper, The Pearl, in Hong Kong.
Things begin to go bad and the skyscraper goes up in flames. While this would be issue enough, Will soon discovers his wife Sarah Sawyer (Neve Campbell) and their twin children, Georgia Sawyer (McKenna Roberts) and Henry Sawyer (Noah Cottrell). Will knows he must go to extreme lengths to save the ones he loves. Read more...
Outside of leadership, one of the activities I enjoy is investing. I’ve begun looking for investment opportunities in the stock market, cryptocurrency markets, private ventures, and more.
My investment portfolio is diversified. My money isn’t held in one specific investment or business. The money I’ve invested is spread around to different types of businesses, money markets, and portfolios.
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From what I’ve studied, wise investors do this. They look for ways to diversify their investments so all of their money isn’t in one basket. Because if that one basket comes crashing down, you could lose all of your investment capital. And that’s bad.
By diversifying where you invest, you reduce risk. One type of investment market could go down while the other goes up. These ups and downs will typically balance one another out and you’ll wind up ahead. Read more...
There’s really no point in doing what you do unless you can stand out from the pack. To offer something different.
This is where extraordinary results come into play. We can develop methods where we’re consistently delivering value and action-packed results.
If we’re doing everything everyone else is doing, then what’s so special about you? This is the question that needs to be answered. And I think the answer is going to be we need to stop doing what everyone else is doing.
To deliver truly extraordinary results, we’ve got to wade into the abnormal. We’ve got to do something our team or customers are not expecting.
When we do, this blows people away.
So, let’s take a look at 3 things we can do to deliver extraordinary results. Read more...
We know great leaders continue growing even after formal education. They also help their teams to grow.
I’ve shared how to create an environment of growth before. Today, I want to take it a bit deeper and give you 5 more ways to help your team grow.
Our main goal, other than leading the organization towards it’s goal, should be to create leaders. Whether it’s to take our place or to come alongside us, we need to be growing new leaders.
The best way to do this is to help people grow. There’s many ways to do this but I want to focus on 5 ways you can help others grow.
1. Grow yourself: Jack Welch once said “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” So what does this mean? This means we need to focus on ourselves and grow. Get to the level where you know more than someone else. Read more...
Your organization is ever changing. New technology. New employees. New techniques.
But getting the buy-in for change can be difficult. I want to give you an easy way to implement change within your organization today.
Sometimes changing course in your organization can seem impossible. The ship is already on it’s predetermined path and there’s nothing you can do.
That’s where you’re wrong. You can bring new ideas to the company and it’s easier than you think.
Who You Shouldn’t Start With
Implementing change is all about who you start with. Start with the wrong people and you’ll sabotage your chance at success.
Many times we think we need to start with our top performers. Those A-players who are knocking it out of the park.
This is where we often go astray. The A-players find it much harder to adapt to change. They’ve already got their winning strategies and they like to stick to what works. Read more...