Posts tagged with ‘leadership’

  • Dec062017
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    Taking Responsibility

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-94-Ray-Rob-Taking-Responsibility.mp3It’s easy to accept responsibility when things are going well, but what happens when it all goes wrong? In...

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  • Jun142017
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    Trust

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-64-Ray-Guy-Trust.mp3What is trust and why does management lose it? Ray Zinn, the longest serving CEO in Silicon Valley, discusses...

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  • May102017
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    Traits of Great Leaders

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Guy-Traits-of-great-leadersEpisode-62-01.mp3What are the traits of a great leader? Ray Zinn should know. He founded and led the most consistently...

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  • Mar012017
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    Tolerance is Possible

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-55-Ray-Rob-Tolerance.mp3Are there different levels of tolerance? In an increasingly diverse world is it even possible to be completely tolerant?...

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  • Jan252017
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    Against the Grain – don’t leave splinters when creating change

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-35-Against-the-Grain-dont-leave-splinters-when-creating-change.mp3You want to get things done, you have no time for sweet talk, you are a go-getter. Are you...

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  • Jan182017
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    The Truth Hurts – how to deliver the truth and not be dispised

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-39-The-Truth-Hurts-how-to-deliver-the-truth-and-not-be-dispised.mp3The truth can be so blunt it hurts, or is it your delivery? Consider the delivery and the amount...

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  • Jan182017
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    The Buck Stops Up Top – where leadership and responsibility meet

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-38-The-Buck-Stops-Up-Top-where-leadership-and-responsibility-meet.mp3Are you willing to take the hit? You are the leader and the leader takes ownership and responsibility along...

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  • Jan172017
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    Asking the right question

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    There is an old adage that says one should seek to understand before seeking to be understood. I say...

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  • Nov302016
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    Episode 32: Trying Not Listening – not all input is necessary

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-32-Trying-Not-Listening-not-all-input-is-necessary-tagged.mp3Communication is the heart of an organization and the heart of relationships. However, there are time we try not...

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  • Jul142016
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    Crafting The Ideal Workplace

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    A lot of people enjoy working from home, because to them it is the ideal workplace. So why isn’t...

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  • Jul062016
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    Episode 15: Audience questions for Ray Zinn

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-15-Audience-questions-for-Ray-Zinn.mp3Ray Zinn answers questions encountered at his speaking events, and those from Tough Things First audience members.

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  • Jun082016
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    Episode 11: Leadership self-discipline

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Tough-Things-First-Podcast-Episode-11-Leadership-self-discipline.mp3What are some daily practices for developing self-discipline, or for organizational discipline, and how does a leader transfer his...

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  • Jun012016
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    Episode 10: The lose-lose proposition

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Tough-Things-First-Podcast-Episode-10-The-lose-lose-proposition.mp3We all lose when an atmosphere of anger, hostility or contention prevails.  Ray Zinn’s company, Micrel, was built in...

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  • Apr192016
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    Entrepreneur Stress

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    “If it wasn’t for the stress, I’d never get anything done!” Every entrepreneur gets a bucket of stress, but...

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  • Jan192016
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    How to control events and employees without actually controlling them

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    Dictators are typically unpopular and short-lived. It is little wonder. People are by nature free agents, and resist being...

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