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Episode 144 6 Ways Leaders Gain Respect

Episode 144 6 Ways Leaders Gain Respect

August 23, 2019

Give me the respect that I deserve.  You don't deserve respect. You earn it. Respect is earned. It's not deserved.

It pains me when I hear a leader just say I want my people to respect me, they need to respect me more. I'm the leader, I'm the boss, I'm the owner of the company. I'm The CEO and the President I'm the C-Suite this, I'm the VP of that. And I'm here to tell you that does not matter. Your title does not matter.

You put your pants on just like the people that you lead. Now maybe you went and you got an education, Good for you. Maybe you went and you got a certification, good for you. It doesn't matter. People do not care how much you know, until they know how much you care. That's a leadership principle for you.

The first principles we all have to understand is that leadership titles don't matter. Positions don't matter, your education doesn't matter until those around you know how much you care.

Episode 143 What Does Mindset Have to Do With It

Episode 143 What Does Mindset Have to Do With It

August 20, 2019

Let a person radically alter their thoughts, and he/she will be astonished at the rapid transformation it will have on the effect in the material conditions
of his/her life. We imagine that thoughts can be kept secret, but they cannot, they rapidly crystallize into habit. And habit solidifies into circumstance.

What circumstance are you creating in your own life by not challenging and then altering your thoughts. 

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Episode 142 Relationship Power for Leaders with Ric Lindberg

Episode 142 Relationship Power for Leaders with Ric Lindberg

August 11, 2019

Ric Lindberg is a consultant helping global organizations with team development based on coaching, metrics, and KPIs. A self-proclaimed data nerd, Ric is especially passionate about analytics and automation, and embraces the concept of gamification and testing new ideas, especially within organizational leadership.

Through his podcast Relationship Power at Work, Ric inspires leaders to leader their teams more effectively, and businesses to be successful through kindness and generosity, since Ric believe we have to treat our people as volunteers to reach their potential.

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Episode 141 9 Keys to Make Wednesday Perfect

Episode 141 9 Keys to Make Wednesday Perfect

August 7, 2019

I'm going to find what I focus on so, expect great things to happen. If you, if you expect bad things to happen if you expect to have miscommunications with people on your team or people in your life or people in your home, that's what you're going to get.

Your brain acts like that servo-mechanism, just like in that plane you can put the coordinates in every single day, you put the coordinates and sometimes it's out of habit just out of routine. You get up and you just kind of do the same thing every single day, but I'm challenging you to one wake up. 

Make it a regular routine for yourself every day. Put one new idea into your mind every single day. And when you do that, the the compound effect of that over time will pay off.

So you have untapped potential. But you've got to be intentional about tapping into it. You have gotta stick to your goals. Nothing good in the world comes from quitting. In the face of resistance.

Episode 140 5 Ways to Jump Start Your Leadership

Episode 140 5 Ways to Jump Start Your Leadership

July 30, 2019

Use your perception, you may say well, I'm not very perceptive. Some people are, some people aren't, This is a skill that can be developed. 

What I want you to do is to perceive and learn, learn to see the needs around you, learn to see the problems around you. And the opportunities, there are to lead. 

Don't just point the problems out. Don't sit around and criticize the problems, get up and do something about it. But you gotta learn to be perceptive about it. See, most people are just perceptive about things that they don't have, we kind of hang on to our, our weaknesses, we hang on to the negative things that we say about ourselves, between our ears.

We have to learn to ask questions. Where can I support you? What Have you tried so far? What Have you done that's worked? What Have you done that hasn't work? Where can my experience I have work and how can I support you in that? What can I do to help you? Who can I connect you with?

Seeing this is using your supportive strengths, versus trying to fix the problems or do it for them and like me becoming impatient because they don't take action as most people wait. They're waiting on someone to do it , and I like doing things for everybody, what I want to do is teach them how to do it, and then let them own it, and move forward in that.


Episode 139 The Anatomy of Transformation with Willard Barth

Episode 139 The Anatomy of Transformation with Willard Barth

July 25, 2019

Willard Barth is the author of The Anatomy of Transformation 

Willard has experienced his own life and leadership transformation and shares his formula for success on The Lead Up Podcast.

I learned the comeback story, the levels of competence and the skills necessary to improve your life and results whether in business, leadership or your own personal journey. 

Change is inevitable, growth is optional. Transformation is a choice!

Willard Barth is a successful Business Consultant and Peak Performance Strategist who has gone through those transformations himself, as well as guided his clients through those transformations for over 29 years. His approach to business and life was documented in his #1 Best Selling Book The Anatomy of Transformation where he lays out the system he has applied to overcome personal changes such as losing his leg to cancer as a child, abuse, alcohol addiction, jail, $250,000 debt  and homelessness to becoming one of the leaders in his field, recognized around the world and helping his clients achieve 30-300% growth! One client achieved a 93% increase in revenues in 12 months while another went from 15 employees and $32M in annual revenue to over 65 employees and $124M in revenue in 18 months making them one of the top 10 fastest growing companies in NJ.

Licensed Master NAP Trainer & NLP Practitioner

Author, Business Consultant and Transformation Expert


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Episode 138 Can You Punch Fear in the Mouth

Episode 138 Can You Punch Fear in the Mouth

July 24, 2019

Do you experience fear? What scares you? What is fear?

Those are some questions we have to answer. Look, I haven't met anyone yet that hasn't experienced fear in their or, is not currently experiencing some fear in their life, whether it's a CEO of an organization fearing for his job, because he's not, you know, the board maybe doesn't have board support, he or she doesn't have board support, or, you know, they work for a for profit corporation. There is pressure from all sides.

There is a fear of, can the business continue to go and grow? And, provide for the staff we have? So what is fear?

Fear is not fake. It's a real, it's an experienced emotion. It's real to you. I love the quote from Will Smith and the movie After Earth.

What I've got to make sure of is I Don't let what's going on between my ears, create chaos for me, and create more fear for me.

Episode 137 Which Position Do You Play In Life

Episode 137 Which Position Do You Play In Life

July 22, 2019

I've really found that there's there's four types of people in life, and there are four types of leaders.

I love the quote that I learned many years ago from Zig Zigler. He said if you help enough other people get more of what they want, You'll get a whole lot more of what you want.

Think about that for a minute, we cannot give what we do not have. But we will give what we do have. Meaning if you're putting negativity into your thoughts. If you're consuming negativity, If you're consuming constant negative news or any of the other news, it just buckets buckets of negativity.

If that's what you're consuming, If you're consuming things that are negative, whether it be through TV, or news media, or social media, which is where we a lot of people consume their information today then you will share this with others. 

Another category or maybe you know, someone like this in life, they only ask you for something when they need it, you know, they're only nice to you when they need help, Right?

If you lead this type of person, your your job as a leader is to increase your influence with them, Begin to hold them accountable, begin to attach, what they do to a purpose connect to their heart, ask them to raise the bar, continue to raise the bar hold the bar high.

Episode 136 Look for Opportunities to Be a Difference Maker with Sommer Sherrod

Episode 136 Look for Opportunities to Be a Difference Maker with Sommer Sherrod

July 18, 2019

In life we are exposed to people and opportunities to make a difference. It is truly allowing yourself to be open to meet new people and make new friends and learn from them how you can be a better person, better leader and better communicator.

Our Lead Up Podcast guest is an inspiration to others and is making a difference in the lives of others through her desire to serve. Join her in her movement on Linked In #surroundyourself Connect with her so she can be a difference in your life.

Episode 135 Transform Your Life with Michael Chapman

Episode 135 Transform Your Life with Michael Chapman

July 15, 2019

I met Michael through our Linked In Networking and have followed him and his story for a while now. I love how people can re-make themselves and Michael is one who has done that and is will to be real about it with you and The Lead Up audience. If you aren't already, connect with Michael on Linked In and learn from him the way I have.