SxE=R; Cost of Mistrust; 1000 Applicants; Stephen M.R. Covey; Think EI
June 20, 2013
Power of Punishment; Simplicity Upgrade; Air It Out; 3rd Quarter Theme?
June 28, 2013

Buffett Formula; Benetton India; Speed Wire Details; Two Master Practitioner Classes;

"…out-learning the competition" 


It's easy to come home, sit on the couch, watch TV and
zone out until bed time rolls around. But that's not really going to help
you get smarter.


Shane Parrish

The Buffett Formula

Benetton India Best Place to Work
— for
the second year in a row, implementing the Rockefeller Habits, Sanjeev Mohanty,
Managing Director of Benetton India and his team have won the prestigious "Best
Places to Work" recognition. Notes Sanjeev "in tough market conditions we have
grown profits by 70% CAGR for the last 3 years!" They also received special
recognition for their rewards and recognition process. Congrats to Sanjeev and
his team!!

Whitepaper: More Details on Hiring 300
— I received several requests for more details on how
Kevin Donnelly, CEO of Speed Wire, used Topgrading to streamline the recruiting
and hiring of 300 outstanding installers in one year (and now hiring another
400). Below is a link to a short whitepaper on Kevin's Topgrading process
including an online tool he's using to shorten the interviewing process (and a
video case study on Nurse Next Door) –

scroll to the bottom of this link

Upgrade Your Skills this Summer
— Gazelles is offering two Master Practitioner certificate
courses – a chance to invest in yourself and upgrade your management skills from
the comfort of your desk or home – one on Topgrading (interviewing is one of the
two most important skills of effective leaders – negotiation skills being the
other) and the other on the new Rockefeller Habits.

Best if at
least one person in each company has their Master Practitioner certificate in
each course.
Details below.

Topgrading Master Practitioner Class
— the war for talent is on and to win the battle growing
companies are using the Topgrading hiring method.

Enroll for the next 12-week Topgrading course
, which starts June 27 (though
all sessions are recorded so you can listen at your own pace and schedule).
Includes 3 hours of online coarse work taught by Brad Smart, the creator of
Topgrading; 6 online interactive webinars with a Topgrading coach so you get
your questions answered (or listen to on your own time); a personal coach for a
one-on-one session; and access to the online tools Kevin used to speed up the
Topgrading interview process.

Rockefeller Habits Master Practitioner Class

this class
, starting July 2 (again, recorded), features the new and upgraded
tools and methodologies that have helped thousands of companies grow their
businesses. Using a proprietary hybrid-educational-model that blends three key
learning components – Theory, Certified Training, and Guided Implementation –
the class guides you over 12 weeks through a process to complete your One Page
Strategic Plan and implement the tools and disciplines to execute it.

  • THEORY: Starts with an 8+ Hour Online Training Video of me teaching a 2.5-day
    private workshop to YPO in Dallas.

  • CERTIFIED TRAINING: 7 live Online and Interactive 60 minute Webinars with
    Chuck Kocher, Gazelles Certified Coach.

  • GUIDED IMPLEMENTATION: Through the webinars and a 90 min one on one call with
    Chuck or another Gazelles Certified Coach, you will work on the new and
    updated 4 Decisions tools and One Page Strategic Plan.

  • REFERENCE LIBRARY: All Class Experience will be recorded and placed in a
    private Web-Portal for you and your team to use and reference in the future.

Experience the 1st class complementary @


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Verne Harnish
Verne Harnish
Verne Harnish is founder of the world-renowned Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and chaired for fifteen years EO’s premiere CEO program, the “Birthing of Giants” and WEO’s “Advanced Business” executive program both held at MIT. Founder and CEO of Gazelles, a global executive education and coaching company with over 150 coaching partners on six continents, Verne has spent the past three decades helping companies scale-up. The “Growth Guy” syndicated columnist, he’s also the Venture columnist for FORTUNE magazine. He’s the author of Scaling Up (Rockefeller Habits 2.0); Mastering the Rockefeller Habits; and along with the editors of Fortune, authored The Greatest Business Decisions of All Times," for which Jim Collins wrote the foreword. Verne also chairs FORTUNE Magazine’s annual Leadership and Growth Summits and serves on several boards including chairman of The Riordan Clinic and the newly launched Geoversity. He is an investor in many scale-ups. A father of four, he enjoys piano, tennis, and magic as a card-carrying member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.