Posts tagged with ‘leadership’

  • How to not be your employees friend and still have a good working relationship

    Friendly, Not Friends

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-FriendlyNotFriend01.mp3Entrepreneurs can either learn this quickly or slowly, but eventually they’ll learn or fail. Relationships with employees are about...

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  • Michael Canic and Ray Zinn discuss Ruthless Consistancy

    Ruthless Consistency

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Michael-RuthlessConsistency01.mp3Ray Zinn sits with Michael Canic to discuss Michael’s new book, Rutheless Consistancy and how discipline fits into the business...

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  • Greedy CEOs want it all, and can destroy a company

    Greedy CEOs

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/RayGuy-GreedyCEOs01.mp3Some CEOs are greedy, for their wallets, for market share, for fame. Silicon Valley’s longest serving CEO has seen...

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  • How to identify and cure a toxic corporate culture

    Toxic Corporate Culture

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/RayGuy-ToxicCulture01.mp3How do toxic corporate cultures arise, and how do you cure them? The Silicon Valley leader with the lowest employee...

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  • bad manager

    Bad Managers

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-BadManagers01.mp3At one time or another, we’ve probably all worked for a bad manager and perhaps wondered if the boss’s...

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  • Fearless pursuit of success

    What Stymies Success?

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    Do people fear success? No. They fear what success requires or brings. Success is defined as the accomplishment of...

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  • startup founder confidence

    Founder Confidence

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Guy-FounderConfidence01.mp3Do founders of startups need confidence? Silicon Valley’s prototype founder tells you so and why. Guy Smith: Hello and...

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  • Alpha, Beta Leadership

    Alpha, Beta, Blended Leadership

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    Have you ever watched a wild stallion? They effortlessly switch between being rather tender nurturing of their harem and...

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  • Leadership Horizons in Business

    Looking Over Horizons

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    Great business leaders seem to look into the future, to perform magic. But they are not magicians. They simply...

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  • Don't Assume in Business

    Challenging Assumptions

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    “In a start-up company, you basically throw out all assumptions every three weeks.” – William Lyon Phelps   Assumptions...

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  • 18 Ways That You Can Be Better at Communication in the Workplace

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    “I know you think you understand what you thought I said but I’m not sure you realize that what...

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  • Become a Better Manager: Leadership Examples to Inspire Your Team

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    “Leading by example” is no trite phrase. People are inspired by positive examples. The average American cannot name their...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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