Category: Business

The World is a Classroom – Are You Paying Attention?

Are You Paying Attention?I never used to pay attention in school. I would get good grades, but my head would always be way out in left field. I’d either be doing the homework for my next class or playing a video game on my TI-83 graphing calculator. This was a bad way to learn.

A lot of us are living our lives this way.

People, places, and experiences are flashing by with each waking moment. Thanks to the rise of the smart phone, we’ve stopped paying attention. We are surrounded by and immersed in a world that begs to teach us so much, but our heads are down and we’re simply not listening.

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6 Ways to Take Advantage of Others' Leadership Experience

leadership trainingIf you read yesterday’s post, you’re already on your way to reading more and developing your leadership IQ. That’s fantastic, but I’m sorry to say that its not enough. Book knowledge is great, but the real development comes when you get out and learn from other leaders who have gone before you.

Here are some ways to develop your leadership skills by gleaning from others:

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Waking The Leader Within

Leadership DevelopmentIn my younger years, I was attracted to positions of leadership. I was usually the captain in sports or the president of some after-school club. This carried on to my military years, as I would usually find myself in positions of leadership amongst my peers.

When I got into music, however, I turned inward and spent most of my time in isolation. For 5 years, I didn’t spend too much time with groups of people. My leadership skills went into atrophy. I had been neglecting a large segment of my skill-set. It took a pastor to remind me who I was. (more…)

Video: PodCamp & The Resistance

Be sure to pick up your FREE copy of ‘Just Create It: Overcoming the Resistance.‘ You’ll find an updated and expanded-upon compilation of all my blog posts on the Resistance. Enjoy!

 
After a vicious attack from a rogue coffee mug, my computer has been out of commission over the past few days. Luckily, MacAuthority was able to dry out my laptop and replace the logic board. I’m happy to be back and just wanted to tell you about what’s going down in Nashville tomorrow:

Overcoming the Resistance at PodCamp: Nashville from Kenny Silva on Vimeo.

Join us for a day full of some really great sessions and networking. You can find more information at http://podcampnashville.org.

 

6 Tips for Innovating like Apple, IDEO, and Behance

Today’s post was written by Jeff Goins. Jeff is a gifted writer, creative, and innovator. He has worked at Adventures in Missions for 4 years. Jeff has a great love for the art of innovation. I’m excited for you to read his thoughts below…

Innovate like Apple, IDEO, and BehanceI recently changed jobs. For the past four years, i was working in our organization’s marketing department. But I always had a secret love affair with ideas. I loved innovation. The prospect of constantly doing new things each and every day and bringing meaningful change to the work that we were doing was, well, seductive to me.

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You vs. The Resistance – Part. 5: The Peace Treaty

Be sure to pick up your FREE copy of ‘Just Create It: Overcoming the Resistance.‘ You’ll find an updated and expanded-upon compilation of all my blog posts on the Resistance. Enjoy!

 
Peace Treaty

You will never annihilate the resistance.

I hope that doesn’t scare you or discourage you, but it is the truth. It will always be there. What we can do, however, is learn to subdue and make our peace with it. In the end, we can actually find the resistance to be a good thing when we understand how to control it.

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You vs. The Resistance – Part 4: The Rational Battle

Be sure to pick up your FREE copy of ‘Just Create It: Overcoming the Resistance.‘ You’ll find an updated and expanded-upon compilation of all my blog posts on the Resistance. Enjoy!

 
Rational Battle PlanOn Friday, we fought the irrational side of the battle against resistance.

Today we’re going to look at the more tangible, rational side of the fight. This approach will be less “touchy, feely” and more “go on and do it.”

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You vs. The Resistance – Part 3: The Irrational Battle

Be sure to pick up your FREE copy of ‘Just Create It: Overcoming the Resistance.‘ You’ll find an updated and expanded-upon compilation of all my blog posts on the Resistance. Enjoy!

 
Your Battle vs. the Resistance

Enough talk.

We’ve spent plenty of time dissecting and analyzing the varying qualities of the resistance. Yesterday, you gathered the intelligence needed for the fight.

Now its time for you to stand up and subdue the monster. Are you ready to go?

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You vs. The Resistance – Part 2: Gathering Intelligence

Be sure to pick up your FREE copy of ‘Just Create It: Overcoming the Resistance.‘ You’ll find an updated and expanded-upon compilation of all my blog posts on the Resistance. Enjoy!

 
You vs the Resistance - Gathering IntelligenceSo you’ve decided to declare war on the resistance and move towards overcoming it.

That’s great. Before we can attack, we’ve got to know exactly what we’re dealing with. The first question to ask is whether your resistance is irrational or rational.

Odds are, it’ll be a mixture of both.

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