Techstars acquires Up Global; 5 Keys Better Meetings; Values Video from Maple Events
June 18, 2015
Best Summer Read; Art of the Deal; Wearable Tech; June 30 Webinar with Verne
June 25, 2015

Fortune stories needed TODAY; Critical TED Talk; Geoff Smart’s New Book; Two Summer Sessions

"…out-learning the competition"


June 25 Next Topgrading Online Course — Click here to register. More info below, but first…

Tight Deadline – "Nature" Stories Needed — For my next Fortune column, I am looking for examples of how entrepreneurs are drawing on nature to improve their business and enhance personal performance. Has nature influenced your management style, your physical space or organizational structure? Are you and/or your offices located in a spot surrounded by nature? How has that impacted the company? Do you spend time in nature to rejuvenate/create? Please include the city where your company is located, your annual revenue and if your company is profitable. Deadline tomorrow (Wednesday June 24). Email [email protected] – thank you.

Critical TED Talkare superstars killing your company? Research reveals that teams of high IQ/talented individuals are being crushed by teams that have socially bonded. CEO of five companies and author of multiple breakthrough books including her latest Beyond Measure, Margaret Heffernan's (I've had her keynote everything we've ever hosted – Summits, MIT, etc.) TED talk is climbing up the charts of importance rapidly. Go to 11:19 for the final three minutes (and three keys to accomplishing important things), then watch the rest and show your team/children. It's a must!

He's coming to the US! — Former hostage negotiator George Kohlrieser, IMD professor and author of two of my favorite leadership books of all time (Care to Dare and Hostage at the Table), is leading two summer workshops for Esalen, Big Sur California. One key skill he "teaches" is how to bond with people – it's crucial for leadership (and getting whoever is holding you hostage – partner, supplier, customer, family member – to let go) and something men are not particularly good at.

Care to Dare: How to Unleash Astonishing Potential in Yourself and Others, July 31-August 2

Leading at the Edge: How to Reach Extraordinary Performance, August 2-7

New Book Power Score — Is your team running at full power? Geoff Smart and his colleagues at ghSMART published the #1 top selling book on hiring talented teams over the last 7 years, Who: The A Method for Hiring. Their new book is called Power Score: Your Formula for Leadership Success. In it they profile CEOs and thought leaders who reveal the keys to delivering results. Learn how to calculate your power score as a leader. Be inspired by stats and stories and learn clues about how to dial up your score, to achieve even more success!

June 25 Next Topgrading Online Course — The war for talent is fierce for companies of all sizes. With that, concerns arise regarding vague job descriptions, ineffective reference checks, and resume screening. If your business is planning to hire new team members, you will want to learn and implement the Topgrading methodology with a personalized Online Course. Hiring is the #1 skill of leaders. And even if you have only one candidate, Topgrading is like an x-ray into knowing the pluses and minuses of who you're hiring. Our next Online Course starts on June 25th. Click here to register.


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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.