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178: Jeff Harris — The Hunger for Greatness

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Release Date: 11/27/2019

201: Daniel Ramsey — Setting up for Remote Work During a Health Crisis. show art 201: Daniel Ramsey — Setting up for Remote Work During a Health Crisis.

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Companies now have everyone working remotely. If you don’t have it yet, you’re about to. Remote work is becoming the new normal and most of us are not set up for it! Today’s episode is all about ways you can optimize your working-from-home situation.

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Each day this week, Bill has been sharing a podcast about important information you need to know during a crisis. We first started with Warren Rustand, who discussed leading in a time of crisis; he was followed by Heidi Hanna and she covered the mental health aspects of dealing with a crisis.

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Panic is contagious out there but so is leadership. It’s time for leaders to rise up! This is why we have a very special guest today and that’s Verne Harnish. He has spent 38 years working with the best leaders dealing with crises and has some words of wisdom for you today.

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198: Cameron Herold — Execution During a Crisis. show art 198: Cameron Herold — Execution During a Crisis.

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Basic routines still matter as you are going through change and a bit of disruption in your standard patterns. Focus and great execution will help get you through this period of stress and uncertainty.

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How do you move from surviving to thriving during the worst pandemic crisis we’ve seen in a very long time? You can write your own breakthrough growth story right now. Today, you’ll learn how to use the Strengths, Weaknesses, and Trends (SWT) tool to help accelerate your growth.

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Cash is a king and you can’t survive without cash. You also cannot take advantage of opportunities without cash. If you’ve prepared well, you have a big cash reserve right now and you will be able to maximize your return on luck during this period. However, what happens if you don’t currently have enough in reserves?

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We’ve all heard of the advice that you must put on your own oxygen mask first before helping others. But how can you do that if you’re losing it yourself? We have a mental health expert to help calm your nerves. This episode is two of a series of five episodes on the five big moves leaders need to make right now during a crisis.

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194: Warren Rustand — Leading in a Time of Crisis show art 194: Warren Rustand — Leading in a Time of Crisis

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How do you lead people when you don’t know what’s going on? Nor when you have a plan in place for an unexpected crisis? Teams are desperate for your leadership. This episode is one of a series of five episodes on the five big moves leaders need to make right now during a crisis.   Warren Rustand is a serial entrepreneur, educator, and public servant. He served as Appointments Secretary to President Gerald Ford and has been Chairman or CEO of 17 companies. He was the previous Chairman of the World Presidents Organization and the Dean of Leadership for the Entrepreneurs’ Organization....

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How do you get your marketing to work better? How do you know when your messaging is working and how do you optimize it for maximum conversions? If you’re worried about whether your message is hitting home for your customers, chances are you have a branding issue.

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George Papazov started his trading career at Scotiabank and roughly 10 years later he launched TradePro, an academy to help provide trading education, growth, and collaboration. George trades daily with his community of professional traders and is also a licensed Master Practitioner of NLP.

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You’re going to have a hard time developing your business and scaling up if you’re also not developing yourself. Today’s guest’s story shares some of his leadership hardships and challenges. When we’re looking to improve the business, the first person we need to change is ourselves!

 

Jeff Harris is the Interim CEO at Nomos One, a lease accounting and lease management software firm. Jeff is also a member of the Forbes Business Development Council and has experience in operations, sales, product management, customer success, and more. Through Jeff’s leadership efforts, he has decreased costs, optimized cash flow, and increased revenue growth in companies as a Scale Up Implementer.

 

After experiencing symptoms of not being able to swallow, Jeff collapsed Christmas morning and had to be rushed to the hospital. It was there that he realized he had pneumonia and was later diagnosed with a rare disease called esophageal achalasia, which makes it difficult for food and liquid to pass into the stomach. He was put on a liquid diet for 3 months and he lost 30lbs.

 

Throughout this time, he didn’t want his three kids to see dad being a victim of his illness. He wanted to set a positive example for them that you can push through adversity, but it was tough. Food is such a central point in our lives. The first time Jeff went into a grocery store and realized he couldn’t eat anything, he got overwhelmed and frustrated. The smell of good food around him during mealtime was absolute torture.

 

Instead of having an ‘oh poor me’ attitude, you have to change your focus to a growth mindset. Where you are today is tough, but you’re not stuck there. So what are your options? How do you lead yourself out of it? It’s so easy to focus on the end-game, but what happens if you don’t know when that’ll be? Instead of giving yourself mental torture, focus on the positives of the journey you’re on now.

 

Interview Links:

Nomosone.com

Jeff on LinkedIn

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success,
by Carol Dweck

 

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