9 11, 2021

26 – WTF!! Builders and Brews – A conversation with Byron Brooks from Brookwright Developments and Builders & Brews

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In this episode the guys finally catch up with Byron Brooks the f***er, sorry builder, who built Ken’s new house and learn about the creative side to the construction industry that is more than simply hard hats and work boots. Byron talks about his philosophy of craft building with Brookwright Developments leadership lessons learnt running a small business, the company’s links to microbrewing and his networking group Builders & Brews.

6 11, 2021

Want To Foster Great Teamwork? Act Like A Bunch Of Kids

By |2021-11-06T12:54:41-06:00November 6th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Teams are great. And they also suck. Like most of us, you probably plan, work, solve problems, make decisions, and review progress in some sort of formal or informal team. When it is firing on all cylinders, nothing is better. But when the engine is misfiring, things grind to a [...]

31 10, 2021

Here’s How You Can Get Into The Flow State At Work

By |2021-10-31T22:26:19-06:00October 31st, 2021|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Work occupies a significant portion of our lives. So, if you're not feeling fulfilled at work, life can feel pretty empty. Fortunately, there’s one guy who figured out how to enjoy work and shared it with the rest of us. He’s the Hungarian American psychologist with the not-so easy to [...]

20 10, 2021

Five Things Every Leader Must Understand About Strategy

By |2021-10-20T11:31:51-06:00October 20th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I learned the hard way that this approach to your strategy is the only route to effective leadership and profitability. Follow these five lessons, so you won’t make the same mistakes I did.   Generals don’t win battles. No matter how peaceful your business is, your leadership style can grow [...]

13 10, 2021

Here’s Why Your Employees Aren’t Inspired

By |2021-10-13T14:22:32-06:00October 13th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Steve Jobs famously said, “we’re here to make a dent in the universe.” Your team needs to know why they should show up for work.    I absolutely hate it when I’m asked ‘Why’? I feel my coach is like a 4-year old. “Why are you in this business?” she [...]

28 09, 2021

23 – F***ing Leadership Lessons from City Administration, Community Building and And Baseball – A Conversation With DJ Kelly

By |2021-09-28T01:14:40-06:00September 28th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ward 3 candidate and brilliant polymath DJ Kelly shares some F***ing Leadership Lessons from City Administration, Community Building and And Baseball. In this episode the guys share a wide ranging discussion all of which boils down to this: "if you don’t like it, pitch better”.

14 09, 2021

22 – You’re Not A Member Of My Tribe – “F*** Off!” – The Pros & Cons Of Tribalism

By |2021-09-14T01:12:00-06:00September 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

There is an old Arab Bedouin saying: “I, against my brothers. I and my brothers against my cousins. I and my brothers and my cousins against the world.” In this episode the guys consider examples of being part of a tribe in both business and the wider society and talk about the pros and cons of tribalism.

31 08, 2021

21 – The Behaviour Isn’t The F***ing Person

By |2021-08-31T01:13:52-06:00August 31st, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

In this episode the guys talk about the importance of separating behaviour and opinion from the person. In a seemingly ever polarising world, both at work and in society generally, just because an individual does or says something you don’t like or agree with, it doesn’t automatically mean that that individual is an ‘evil’ person, whose raison d’etre is to piss you off. People aren’t bad people simply because they don’t agree with us, perhaps we should try and understand the world from their perspective, rather than simply tell them they are wrong. Once we understand that other person’s perspective, then we can work with them to meet a common goal. Don’t simply call them an f***ing idiot because they don’t see things the way you do! Remember, in the words of Brene Brown - “People are hard to hate close up. Move in.”

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