Pat’s poem; Wei’s admonition; Margaret’s surprising question; Day 1 Summit key points
May 22, 2014
5 ways to liberate your team from email overload
June 2, 2014

Smart Thinking; IFTTT and others; 600% increase in leads; June 4 freebie

"…keeping you great"


Leaders are paid to be scared.
Robin Sharma

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
"Kin" Hubbard

Free Screening of Smart Thinking — our next "Wednesday Learnings" online event is 4th June 2pm (your time wherever you are) with Dr. Art Markman, details below but first…

Leadership Summit Day 2 in 26 minutes — following on last week's summary of Day 1, below are short interviews of each of the Day 2 Leadership Summit keynotes highlighting key points from their presentations – listen while doing your email or over a cup of coffee this weekend and mine a nugget or two you can apply to your business and life.

Robin Sharma — author of the The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari and The Leader Who Had No Title, Robin opened with this idea that leaders are paid to be scared, which we address first in this 4 minute interview. He goes on to emphasize the importance of leaders going to their edges and exploring what scares them the most. Are you scared or have you become comfortable? Equally important, are you building a company of leaders? And are you inspiring people to find their own form of mastery. He wraps up with the daily routines that great leaders follow.

Joe Pulizzi — author of one of the top 5 biz books of 2013, Epic Content Marketing, Joe emphasizes the idea that customers want to be educated, not sold. In this 8 minute interview Joe details how River Pools and Spas, a small local pool contractor who was almost broke in 2007, uses content marketing to become a national brand today – a formula all of us can follow. He also shares how a B to B firm in the industrial soldering supply biz does the same and increases qualified leads 600%. He shares many of the "how to's" of doing this.

Ari Meisel — author of the just released Less Doing, More Living, Ari outlines an entirely different take on the topic of time management, sharing specific tools and technologies like IFTTT and dozens of others that can cut your work time in half! In this 10 minute interview we explore these practical tools that help you optimize, automate, and outsource a myriad of tasks that are presently consuming your life. He also delves into improving our sleep routines and my wife and I have already purchased our blue blocker glasses (if you tend to watch TV, read a book on your iPad, or finish up some email before going to bed, you need to block the blue light coming off these devices if you want to go to sleep quickly and peacefully).

Bill Treasurer — author of Leaders Open Doors, Bill faced his fear of heights and became a member of the US High Diving team, completing over 1500 dives from heights of 100 ft. In this 4 minute interview he shares his simple, yet powerful, idea that the job of leaders is to open up doors for others – customers, employees, partners, etc. – a fitting way to wrap up the Summit focused on giving more than taking and bringing out the mastery in those around you.

Growth Summit Oct 28 – 29, Vegas — Ben Horowitz, Liz Wiseman, Keith Ferrazzi, Jack Daly, Kenn Cukier and other biz leaders with new books will be keynoting – sign-up now (first with biggest teams get the best seats).

Free Screening of Smart Thinking by Dr. Art Markman — Are you struggling with staying on the cutting edge of your competition? As you'll learn from Dr. Art Markman, through his 8 years of research at P&G, there are three essential keys to solving problems, innovating and getting things done.

In this online seminar you will learn:

  • How to help your team identify critical gaps in their knowledge
  • The best way to create working conditions that help your team excel
  • Strategies for removing common workplace distractions
  • How to foster the openness to try new ideas and collaboration
  • The best way to spot the hidden connections among team members

Register now to save $99 by watching the free screening on Wednesday, June 4th at 2pm your local time. This is a one-time offer to take advantage of this free learning opportunity.


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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.