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SteveRizzoToday we talk to Steve Rizzo, a.k.a. The Attitude Adjuster, a personal development expert whose clients include American Airlines, BP, JPMorgan, Chase, Scholastic, andSpring, among others.  As a stand-up-comic, he has headlined with many titans of comedy, including Jerry Seinfeld, Eddie Murphy, Drew Carey, and Ellen DeGeneres.  Enjoy the Interview!

Interview with Steve Rizzo:

Or, if you want, you can download the interview here.

Key Points:

  • What is this book about?  And why is it important for people to read it?
  • How important is Laughter at work and in Life?
  • In the book you claim that Happiness is a choice. Do you really believe that?
  • You also claim that the journey towards the goal is more important than achieving the goal. Explain that.
  • And much more!

 

Talk Back!  Are there any recent shifts in focus (by yourself or others) that you’ve been learning from?  How?

larryToday we talk to Dr. Laurence Weinzimmer, author of The Wisdom of Failure, and internationally recognized thought leader in organizational strategy and leadership. He is a sought after business advisor to numerous Fortune 100 companies and the Caterpillar Inc. Professor of Management in the Foster College of Business Administration at Bradley University.

Interview with Dr. Laurence Weinzimmer:

Or, if you want, you can download the interview here.

Key Points:

  • What are the specific benefits of learning from failure?
  • For The Wisdom of Failure you conducted almost 1,000 interviews with managers and leaders.  What about those interviews most surprised you?
  • How can a leader lose strategic direction so easily?  What can leaders do to avoid making these types of mistakes?
  • What is the biggest mistake that leaders make? Why is it so prevalent?
  • It seems as though many of the mistakes you profile in the book could be strengths in certain scenarios (for example assertiveness versus bullying or confidence versus arrogance).   How to these behaviors turn into failures?
  • And much more!

 

Talk Back!  Are there any recent failures (by yourself or others) that you’ve been learning from?  How?

What’s the secret sauce in your company that makes it successful?  Would love to hear your thoughts!

Chris Guillebeau

Stuck in a rut?  Want to live the life of adventure that you’ve always dreamed of?  Chris Guillebeau is no stranger to chasing his dreams.  Having almost finished a tour of every country in the world, Chris is a recruiter for all of us that are tired of the same-old, same-old.  He’s the author of The 100 Dollar Startup, and he encourages us to get out there and do *something* today!  If you’ve gotten stuck, and aren’t sure what’s next for you, this episode is for you!

Interview with Chris Guillebeau, Author of The 100 Dollar Startup:

Or, if you want, you can download the interview here.

Key Points:

  • Why should you start now instead of planning forever?
  • What are some of the first steps you should take?
  • What did Chris himself do to get started?
  • What are some of the obstacles you’ll encounter along the way?
  • And more!

 

What about you?

I’d love to continue the conversation here, leave any questions or comments below, and we’d love to answer or help!

John G Miller

Why is personal accountability important?  John G. Miller has spoken on the subject since 1995, and has heard every excuse in the book.  If you haven’t read his cornerstone work, QBQ!  The Question Behind the Question, you can’t afford to miss the information here that will transform your leadership.

Interview with John G. Miller, Author of QBQ!:

Or, if you want, you can download the interview here.

Key Points:

  • What is QBQ?
  • How can you make personal accountability work for you?
  • What arenas can this one style of thinking transform?
  • And more!

 

What about you?

I’d love to continue the conversation here, leave any questions or comments below from the interview, and we’d love to answer or help!