why competition is a good thing

  Competition is a good thing, it forces everybody to continue to up their game and continue to iterate on their processes and systems.  Overall, it’s a good thing. There’s enough work in the world that needs to be done, and there’s enough of a need for great leaders in the world that there should…

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Characteristics of Leadership

Do your current leaders and potential leadership candidates represent today’s most critical leadership characteristics? Y Scouts has identified three leadership characteristics that are more relevant today than ever before; 1.) Driving Results, 2.) Developing People, and 3.) Learning Relentlessly. In this video post, Brian Mohr, President of Y Scouts, shares details about the underlying reasons that…

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stop trying to change your culture

This is a post from Y Scouts president and co-Founder, Brian Mohr. A business without profit doesn’t survive for very long – I know, I know, I’m a genius. So, it’s no surprise that leaders who want to generate more profit want to improve culture. Here’s the problem – you can’t change a culture. Any…

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Garry Ridge Podcast

Garry Ridge joined WD-40 in July of 1987, and became the CEO in 1997. One look at their financial performance and even the most skeptical on the topic of purpose-driven and servant-based leadership will begin to take notice. In this discussion, Garry shares his wisdom on: why empathy should always trump ego, why the most…

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cameron herold

Cameron Herold wasn’t the smartest kid in school. In fact, if he would have allowed his C-average in school determine his fate, he would not have achieved the level of success he has so far. From his earliest days, Cameron was destined to become an entrepreneur. He built and led several businesses — many you…

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luke larson

Luke Larson is the President of Axon, formerly TASER International. There’s no doubt the news media has been sharing what seems like a massive increase in the deteriorating relationship between law enforcement professionals and the communities they are paid to protect and serve. An element of the story that gets very little attention, if any,…

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best ceo leadership styles

It’s the gospel truth that the best CEO leadership styles always strive to include their people in the process. It’s evident in the high-level interviews we’ve conducted for the Built On Purpose Podcast. Below, you’ll find a handful of wisdom from leaders at companies like Southwest Airlines, Netflix and HubSpot. You can also listen to their…

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craig demarco

Today we’re interviewing Craig DeMarco, one of the founding partners of Upward Projects, which is better known for its family of restaurants including Postino Wine Cafe, Joyride Taco House, Windsor, Churn, and Federal Pizza. In this spirited discussion, Craig shares stories related to: Lessons learned watching his entrepreneurial father The power of venturing off the…

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Paul Spiegelman

Today I am interviewing Paul Spiegelman, the chief culture officer for Stericycle, a globally traded public company with over 25,000 employees. Prior to that, he was the founder & CEO of BerylHealth, a company that won nine awards as a best place to work. Paul is a New York Times bestselling author of three books about…

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Danielle Harlan

Danielle Harlan is the author of “The New Alpha: Join the Rising Movement of Influencers and Changemakers who are Redefining Leadership.” She’s also the Founder & CEO of the Center for Advancing Leadership & Human Potential.  Growing up in a small oceanside town in California, Danielle’s perspective was slowly shaped by the conglomerate of open-minded,…

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