Best Biz Book 2018; Top 50 Leaders; Prediction Machines; Important Record; Co-Founder Priceline KeynotingApril 19, 2018
Most Pioneering Co.; 52%; More Press-ups Than Dave; Marketing Webinar May 10May 3, 2018
"…insights for scaleups"
|Bill's "Own the Room" methodology has helped countless speakers play at a higher level.|
|Sheryl Sandberg, COO Facebook|
Final CEO Boot Camp Before Summer — two seats are left for the upcoming May 29 – June 1 Boot Camp hosted by McKeel Hagerty of $400 million Hagerty insurance and immediate past international chair of YPO – along with serial entrepreneur John Ratliff and Verne Harnish – identify your constraints and eliminate them.
Perfect Presentations — the ability to comfortably deliver a message – to a handful of people or a large crowd – is a key leadership skill. Bill Hoogterp has written the best practical book I've read (with tons of fun exercises) on how to "get over yourself" and present. Titled Your Perfect Presentation: Speak in Front of Any Audience Anytime Anywhere and Never Be Nervous Again, the book notes:
The first two pages of Part 1 outline his process – and the opening exercise, where he has you speak a set of words in a way that represents their meaning, is insightful and sets the tone for the entire book of exercises. Bill is keynoting the upcoming ScaleUp Summit May 22 – 23, New Orleans and SPro and book club members will receive his book next week.
What Being a Champion Means…Being Different — this, notes University of Alabama coach Nick Saban, is the key to winning. Named one of the top 50 leaders by Fortune for leading the Crimson Tide to five national championships in 9 years, this article goes on to explain,
The article continues:
The Innovator's Dilemma — Yet the gist of the Saban article is not how he came in, using his Process – "a methodical, efficient approach to organizational management" – to quickly take a college football to two national championships. It's how he's been able to sustain victory after victory over a long period of time. To quote the author:
In short, Saban has been relentlessly committed to self-disruption. Though his Process might seem rigid to those on the outside, it's really based on a constant analysis of what's working and not working. Quotes Saban, "I hate it when somebody says, 'That's the way we've always done it.' It drives me absolutely up a wall."
Cut and Move Swiftly — Saban's constant analysis of what's working and not, and then making swift adjustments, was never better demonstrated when he took out his star quarterback at halftime of the championship game and put in a freshman who threw the winning pass in overtime to clinch the title. It is one of the boldest personnel decisions of any team coach I've ever seen. Saban also embraces technology to give his team an edge. Using a GPS system by Catapult that monitors the performance of his players (think "Prediction Machine"), he was able to make adjustments in practice routines that kept his players fresher on the field. These are just two of the many insights this Fortune article shares – it's worth the 3 minutes to read – then reflect on pivots and technologies you should employ to give your team the edge.
…And Cut the Grass: driving similar success, FC Barcelona's former coach Pep Guardiola, just led Manchester City to the Premier League Championship – and in record time! This NY Times article shares how no small detail is left to chance, including the length of the grass, trimmed to different specs to facilitate the fast-paced style Pep has brought north. Reading these two sports article, you'll begin to see a pattern around success – discipline, data, precision, and a point of view that looks at the same game and does things differently.
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