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This podcast is the second in my series with author Ari Weinzweig the author of “Building A Great Business”.
In my previous interview with Ari we spoke about ” Managing Ourselves” where we discuss everything from visioning to the 12 Tips of More Effective Self-Management.
In this interview Ari weI focus on the 12 Natural Laws of Building A Great Business. One thing that Ari knows for certain is that a strong inspiring and strategically vision leads the way to greatness—especially if you write it down. Ari teaches a great technique for writing your vision. He calls it the “hot pen’ technique. Pick up your pen and just keep writing 15, 20, 30 minutes whatever it takes to articulate your vision in word pictures that you can see and believe your vision manifesting.
He also has a tip that you need to “give your customers a really compelling reason to buy from you”. Now while this seems obvious— when was the last time you had a bad meal at a restaurant and failed to tell anyone, but you said to your spouse we will never recommend or go back to that establishment. It happens all the time, and because the restaurant not only served a subpar meal, but your service was most likely lacking you had no reason to do business with them again. The combination is a disaster in the food service business.
I encourage you to listen to and learn from one of the wisest men in the food service business speak with me about 12 Natural Laws that when applied to both your personal and business life they can transform an organization and the people that work within the organizations.
If you want to learn more about Ari and his trilogy of books please click here, or if you want to learn about his training company Zing Train please click here to get information about the various training programs.
Enjoy this great interview with a wonderfully engaging author, businessman and civic leader Ari Weinzweig.
Is the element of surprise something that we can all use to create breakthrough in our businesses? Author Soren Kaplan in his new book entitled “Leapforgging” believes that surprise is the power that can help businesses jump start their creativity and embrace ways to reinvent themselves. Kaplan states ” Instead of fighting against uncertainty we should use it to break down limiting mindsets and barriers to change the game.” We can find both opportunity in both good and bad surprises. Soren encourages leaders to embrace counter-intuitive ideas, manage paradoxes and even welcome failure. This is what he refers to as the key to “Leapfrogging“–creating or doing something radically new or different that produces a significant leap forward. I always appreciated the Albert Einstein quote ” The definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting a different result“.
Soren’s new book “Leapfrogging” can certainly assist anyone in finding new ways of looking at and transforming their ideas and thoughts into breakthroughs both personally and professionally. His book helps the reader overcome existing mindsets by introducing whole new possibilities–and consequently new assumptions–into the mix. Soren states that breakthroughs share three common characteristics: 1) They challenge fundamental assumptions about existing products, services, business models or organizations. 2) Breakthroughs transform existing ways of doing business by rewriting rules or revolutionizing current practices. 3) They apply resources in entirely new ways, whether people, knowledge, relationships or technology.
Soren’s new book is a great resource for anyone who feels stuck. He has provided great stories along with strategic questions after each chapter to challenge your mindset, and help you learn how to “Leapfrog” into new breakthroughs. If you would like to learn more about Soren Kaplan you can click here to be directed to his website, or you can watch a great Ted-X video presentation by clicking here.
Enjoy this great interview with author Soren Kaplan.
I recently had the opportunity of interviewing author Alan Shelton who’s new book entitled “Awakened Leadership-Beyond Self Mastery” it is a great read. The book has lots of Alan’s personal life story, but weaved into the content are life lessons that we can all learn and benefit from if we apply in our life.
Alan comments in the preface of the book about being in a “seekers hole”, a term that I personally can appreciate and relate to from time to time. I don’t know a soul on this planet that is not seeking, and at times we all get frustrated and dissatisfied with the journey. In essence we forget that we are spiritual beings having a human experience, vs. human beings having a spiritual experience–big difference. The key to enjoying our journey is as all times to remember who we are, and why we are here-easier said than done right?.
Alan points out that we are not the center of the Universe, even though at times we think we are. Yes, our ego’s do take control and we think that we are it!! Alan reminds us that a life awakened is beyond self-mastery, the belief that we author and control our own reality. He points out that to become a more effective leader we need to understand what it is like to express our authentic self. In essence, not to put on false pretenses or allow our ego to attempt to control or have a negative impact on our relationships.
“Awakened Leadership” is about leadership, and what it takes to become a compassionate and effective leader. Alan cites author Joseph Jaworski the author of “Syncronicity: The Inner Path of Leadership” by saying ” Institutions of all sorts are facing profound change today, with complexity increasing at a speed and intensity we’ve never experienced before. Jaworski came to realize that traditional analytical leadership approaches are inadequate for dealing creatively with the complexity. To effectively face these challenges, leaders need to access the Source from which truly profound innovations flows.
If you would like to learn more about accessing the Source, and what is necessary to become a leader in our business world today, then Alan’s new book “Awakened Leadership” is a must read. If you would like to learn more about Alan Shelton please click here to be directed to his website, or you can watch a great book trailer by clicking here.
I hope you enjoy this wonderful interview with Alan Shelton.