Randy Cantrell

Randy Cantrell is the founder of Bula Network, LLC - an executive leadership advisory company helping leaders leverage the power of others through peer advantage, online peer advisory groups. Interested in joining us? Visit ThePeerAdvantage.com

You Can Control The Way You Respond

You Can Control The Way You Respond

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how you respond mattersSome weeks ago Lisa texted me this quote…

When you can’t control what’s happening, challenge yourself to control the way you respond to what’s happening. That’s where your power is.

We’ve been noodling on that quote behind the scenes for a bit. Today we felt it was time to have a deeper conversation about it.

Leadership is influence, a focus on others. It’s not about having full control because none of us have that. Others can make choices we may not agree with, or enjoy. Situations often arise that aren’t ideal for us. Challenges and opportunities are always in flux. 

Each of us is able – if we put in the work – to determine what we’ll think, believe and do. Let’s talk about how being more intentional and purposeful can grow our leadership.

Be well. Do good. Grow great!

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Retired City Manager Leonard Martin On Hiring Tall

Retired City Manager Leonard Martin On Hiring Tall

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Leonard Martin enjoyed a 42-year career in city government. Well, he enjoyed much of it. 😉 

His career began with a paid internship in his hometown of Wichita Falls, Texas. Along the way, he worked at Malvern (Arkansas), Rollo (Missouri), Joplin (Missouri), and Edmond (Oklahoma). Leonard finished his career as the City Manager of Carrollton, Texas where his mentee, Erin Rinehart succeeded him. 

Leonard Martin is our guest today to discuss his philosophy of “hiring tall.” He shares how that philosophy started, how he practiced it, and how it drove innovation throughout his career.

Be well. Do good. Grow great!

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Leadership: How Can You Know If You're Good?

Leadership: How Can You Know If You’re Good?

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Watching a grandson play in a junior high football game can teach many lessons, including whether or not you’re as good as you think. In all fairness, he had been warning me all week that his team likely going to be killed. Turns out, he was right. 

Leaders can sometimes suffer delusions thinking we’re better…or worse…than we may really be. How can we know the truth? 

Be well. Do good. Grow great!

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Great Leaders Don't Blame Others

Great Leaders Don’t Blame Others

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Bum Phillips on failureBum Phillips was a quotable NFL coach, a good ‘ol boy from Texas. We’re fans of this quote Bum uttered about failure. It speaks to the excuse-making that is so easy to do, and shows how blaming others (or anything really) isn’t the path toward growing great.

“You fail all the time, but you aren’t a failure until you start blaming someone else.”

Join us for the conversation about how great leaders shoulder the responsibility to create a high-performance culture. Great leaders happily accept responsibility…for everything. It’s empowering and provides leaders with the liberty to get on with helping their organization reach new heights. 

Be well. Do good. Grow great!

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Great Leaders Find People Who Are Best At Different Things

Great Leaders Find People Who Are Best At Different Things

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Grow Great - finding the best in peopleThis quote serves as today’s conversation starter. “Great leaders are not the best at everything. They find people who are best at different things and get them all on the same team!”

Keep in mind that Lisa and I define leadership in a few simple terms:

• A focus on others
• Doing for others what they can’t do for themselves
• Positive influence

We’re tempted to surround ourselves with people mostly like we are. “Birds of a feather,” and all that. Great leaders figure out how to identify what others may be best at, and put them into a place where they can be most successful in helping the team achieve more. It’s how high-performance cultures are built.

Be well. Do good. Grow great!

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Leaders Encourage, Appreciate & Celebrate

Leaders Encourage, Appreciate & Celebrate

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We’re thinking of that scene in Meet The Fockers where Jack (played by Robert De Niro) looks at the wall of fame Greg’s parents have erected and says, “I didn’t know they made 9th place ribbons.” To which Greg’s dad (played by Dustin Hoffman) remarks, “Oh Jack, they got ’em all the way up to 10th place!” 😀 

Today we’re going to discuss the positive impact leaders have in encouraging higher performance. 

Be well. Do good. Grow great!

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