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How I became a podcaster

​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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How CEOs can delegate more effectively

John C. Maxwell , internationally recognized leadership expert, said, “If you want to do a few small things right, do them yourself. If you want to do great things and make a big impact, learn to delegate.” While delegating sounds like an easy enough task, that isn’t always the case. Many CEOs struggle with delegation. To help you build a strong team and get more work done, we look at how CEOs can delegate more effectively. Why delegate? Delegating tasks ensures you’re spreading the work around....
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Empredil rocks Santiago de Chile

Rahfeal Gordon at International School Nido de Aguilas I'm writing this blog post from Santiago in Chile where I'm attending the Empredil conference with Rahfeal Gordon , who's giving a keynote speech on Friday to more than 600 people at Chile's most prestigious school Nido de Aguilas , which is an international school with about 1,500 pupils and a theatre that seats 750 where the two-day event will take place. I'm literally blown away by what I've seen so far. Founded three years ago in Mexico ...
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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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There’s a real buzz about the HIVE Global Leaders Program

#HIVE10 San Francisco, November 2016 Last month I took part in #HIVE10 – the tenth edition of the HIVE Global Leaders Program – in San Francisco, with 104 other participants from a total of 47 countries and a team of about 30 HIVE staff, including many volunteers, and it was awesome! I could go on about it for a very long time, but I promise not to, so this won't take you long to read. I was extremely fortunate to already be in San Francisco when I was accepted by HIVE to participate in one of t...
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Five Reasons 2017 will be the Year of the Peer!

The world is changing and growing increasingly complex. Technology is being introduced at a faster pace than we can adopt it, and events halfway around the world can have immediate ripple effects no matter where we live.  In the face of all this rapid change, the 2016 Edelman Trust Barometer tells us that institutional trust is at an all-time low.  So if you’re starting a new venture or leading an early-stage company, where do you turn? How will you meet the challenges of a future you ...
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Become the CEO of your own life

Sometimes as an entrepreneur you can help shape the odds in favour of others whilst shaping them in your own favour too. That’s a real win-win and exactly what the dynamic duo behind CEO WORLD , Miguel and Rosario, does with their online mastermind group for CEOs, Founders and Owners from around the globe who come together every month to collaborate and support each other’s success.   Read more about peer advantage here The Power of Peers. The founder and CEO of CEO WORLD, Portuguese born M...
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Do I lead or manage?

“Are Managers Always Leaders?” being a manager is often a part of the Leader’s role but the Leader’s role goes far beyond the role of the manager. In a high performing organization, both roles are critical but it is important to distinguish the difference between those chartered to manage and the organization’s leaders. Some of the guidelines include: Leaders: Set clear goals, provide clear directions, support people as they need it, delegate and empower followers, give feedback on performance, ...
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What kind of a leader are you?

Autocratic Leader: An autocratic leader (boss-centered) is one who tends to centralize authority and derives power from position, control of rewards and coercion. The autocratic leadership style is considered the classical approach where much power and decision making authority remains with the manager. Employees are neither consulted nor allowed to give any input but are expected to obey instructions without any explanations. This type of leadership is used in situations where the task is relat...
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Stuck? Here’s why going slow will help you move faster

In a generation where speed is given incredible emphasis or importance, in fact, the end goal of every process, it is of no wonder why we feel pressured for time, and so, rush things out – at all times. But: If we are too hasty and are always in a hurry, it is more likely that we get stuck. We commit errors and thus lose the chance to actually grasp the long-term opportunity that awaits us. Amidst distressing circumstances, we somehow forget the fact that it is actually faster if we learn to slo...
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