How I became a podcaster

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​Hosting my own podcast wasn't even on my radar until I received a call from Randy Cantrell. Keep in mind that I didn't know Randy from Adam, and he didn't know me either. He had read the Power of Peers , liked the book, and is a huge fan of peer groups for business leaders. I had a lot going on at the time, so it actually took me awhile to engage in any kind of real dialogue with him. I'm so happy I finally did. After a few conversations and an impressive video he put together for me, explainin...
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5 Conditions for #ShapingtheOdds With Your Peer Group

5 Conditions for #ShapingtheOdds With Your Peer Group
​ Last time, I offered a framework, or a reinforcing loop if you will, that illustrated how peer groups for entrepreneurs work so well . This week, I'd like to share the five conditions, that are necessary for a group to drive the reinforcing loop I introduced in that post. Turns out, you can't just throw a bunch of people in a room, cross your fingers, and trust that group members will spontaneously engage in the process of learning, sharing, applying and achieving . Because of this, we need to...
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How Peer Groups Are #ShapingtheOdds for Entrepreneurs

How Peer Groups Are #ShapingtheOdds for Entrepreneurs
​Leading a start-up or early-stage company can be a lonely pursuit. And society, which is obsessed with self-help to achieve whatever business or personal goal we have in life, has led us to believe that self-help means by-yourself-help. It doesn't. As I talk with people leading incubator and accelerator programs across the world, more and more of them are organizing mastermind group or peer groups for entrepreneurs. Why? We do better when we do it together. The reinforcing loop depicted above i...
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Year of the Peer Podcast debuts January 12th

Year of the Peer Podcast debuts January 12th
In the wake of the most divisive presidential election in modern U.S. history, host Leo Bottary and producer Randy Cantrell will launch a weekly podcast titled The Year of the Peer, with Leo Bottary . The free podcast (available on audio and video) will begin on Thursday, January 12th, featuring top leaders, authors, journalists, and scholars, who will talk about the importance of coming together and the need for relying on one another more than ever as we address the challenges of a future most...
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A Culture of Accountability

A Culture of Accountability

I was recently invited to contribute a video for a webinar that was led by Vistage (UK) titled: Accountability – The glue that ties commitment to results.  When it comes to creating a culture of accountability, either for a peer advisory/mastermind group or for a team inside any organization, the five factors outlined in The Power of Peers: How the Company You Keep Drives Leadership, Growth & Success provide a fitting framework.  Here’s the video I submitted, which served as my sma...
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