The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals

This is a book about creating lasting organizational change and one that every leader should read.

The 4 Disciplines—Focus on the Wildly Important; Act on Lead Measures; Keep a Compelling Scoreboard; & Create a Cadence of Accountability.

This book does an excellent job of breaking down the differences between the “whirlwind” of urgent activity required to keep things running day-to-day and all the time/energy you need to invest in executing your strategy for tomorrow.

Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds

Ideas are the currency of the twenty-first century. In order to succeed, you need to be able to sell your ideas persuasively. From what I’ve observed, this ability is the single greatest skill that will help you accomplish your dreams.

At the beginning of 2020, I set new intentions to develop and drastically improve my public speaking skills. Talk Like TED is one of the books I’m reading to better understand what makes outstanding public speakers. I also joined a local Toastmasters group and plan to deliver (10) prepared public speeches. I recommend this book for those also looking to improve their public speaking & leadership skills.

Stillness Is The Key

MIND | SPIRIT | BODY

“Stillness as Ryan Holiday puts it is the river and the railroad junction through which so much depends. It is the key . . .

To thinking clearly. To seeing the whole chessboard. To making tough decisions. To managing our emotions. To identifying the right goals. To handling high-pressure situations. To maintaining relationships. To building good habits. To being productive. To physical excellence. To feeling fulfilled.

I highly recommend reading this book as well as the rest of Ryan Holiday’s work.

Extreme Ownership | Jocko Willink | TEDxUniversityofNevada

There is no one else to blame; you must own problems along with solutions; commit to lead up and down the chain of command.

36: The Power of Saying No & Doing Things The Hard Way

The Power of Saying ‘No’ EPISODE 36 – May 26, 2019 Some things we cover in this episode: Why Do Things The Hard Way? The life changing power of saying NO How to improve discipline Life update How to manage social pressure Mental Toughness, Discipline, Character, Grit, & Fortitude Closing Gratitude IF YOU APPRECIATE THE SHOW, […]

The Dichotomy of Leadership: Balancing the Challenges of Extreme Ownership to Lead and Win

Just as discipline and freedom are opposing forces that must be balanced, leadership requires finding the equilibrium in the dichotomy of many seemingly contradictory qualities between one extreme and another.

  • A leader must lead but also be ready to follow.
  • A leader must be aggressive but not overbearing.
  • A leader must be calm but not robotic.
  • A leader must be confident but never cocky.
  • A leader must be brave but not foolhardy.
  • A leader must be humble but not passive; quiet but not silent.
  • A leader must be attentive to details but not obsessed with them.
  • A leader must be close with subordinates but not too close.

21: Pablo Rosario – How To Improve Your Communication & Relationship Skills

Pablo Rosario How To Improve Your Communication & Relationship Skills EPISODE 21 – February 27, 2018 I’m excited to welcome life & performance coach, Pablo Rosario to the podcast. In this episode, we dive into several of my favorite topics.