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Investing In Leadership Development & Growth

Investing In Leadership Development & Growth

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Grand Prairie, Texas – where Lisa is the Director of HR – is a high-performing culture. Under the leadership of City Manager Steve Dye, Grand Prairie has continued to invest in developing and growing both existing and emerging leaders. Deputy City Manager Cheryl De Leon spearheads an initiative to develop high-performing leaders in the city.

Today, join me and Lisa as we talk about the Grow Me Grand Mentorship program, a leadership program centered around mentors who serve 2 to 3 other city employees so the city’s high-performing culture can have the opportunity to continue to blossom for years to come. 

Be well. Do good. Grow great!

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Facing The Uncertainty of a New Year With Optimism

Facing The Uncertainty of a New Year With Optimism

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Lisa texted this quote…

A positive attitude brings much gratitude. Think positive, be positive, speak positive. Do it every day, make it a HABIT.”

Facing The Uncertainty of a New Year With Optimism

This isn’t some touchy, feely kind of a thing. It’s more intentional, purposeful, tactical and strategic. As we enter a brand new year – another year of uncertainty – it’s urgent that we incorporate optimism, hope, love and fun into our leadership. And gratitude. After all, we’re hotting pursuing high performance for ourselves and our teams. 

Be well. Do good. Grow great!

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There Is A Purpose For Everyone You Meet, Show #37

There Is A Purpose For Everyone You Meet

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Lisa texted me the image below and asked, “What do you think about this quote as a show topic?”

There Is A Purpose For Everyone You Meet

I read it quickly, then I read it more carefully.

There is a purpose for everyone you meet. Some people come into your life to test you, some to teach you, some to use you, and some to bring out the very best in you.

Within minutes I responded to her texted question, “I’m in.” 

We both felt like it’d be a great end of the year conversation. Today is show #37 for this iteration of the Grow Great Podcast. We’re happy to be doing this together with each other – and with all of you. Lisa and I are both optimistic about the future. Hopefully, we can serve to influence your leadership optimism, too. This podcast is our aim at helping bring out the very best in you – and in ourselves. 

Happy New Year!

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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Humanity In Leadership

Humanity In Leadership

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Connections are most easily made with people we can relate to. Trust only follows connection. That’s why displays of humanity prove some of the most fruitful leadership work. Today, we talk about how our own experiences of showing our humanity paid off in building high-performing teams. 

Speaking of connections…be sure to connect with me and Lisa at Linkedin

We’re now going to publish episodes every Wednesday morning. Early. Hopefully, you’ll make us part of your Hump Day routine. 

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