Aug

3

TEE 078: Win Where You Are

Win Where You Are

Win Where You Are


Do you feel like you win every day? How do you define winning? In episode 78 of the Executive Edge Podcast Patrick Antrim shares his high-performance tips that you can implement in every part of your life and business.

Patrick Antrim leverages a deep insight in leadership to inspire high-impact results. He is an author, speaker, entrepreneur and his leadership & coaching firm, Legendary Teams is focused on winning in life and business.

Patrick has uncovered and applied success secrets as a professional athlete and has extracted business building strategies from some of America‘s most influential entrepreneurs and business titans over the past 18 years. He provides support to forward looking companies leveraging the same business building strategies that legendary sports franchises use in winning organizations.

Patrick is the host of two podcasts: The Inner Game of Success and Multifamily Leadership.

Highlights from this episode:
- The importance of journaling
- Stepping back and enjoying the moment
- How high performance is possible
- Win where you are
- The ability to reflect and move forward
- How to be clear about what you want
- You can control “what” you do
- Champion Mindset
- How to get better every day
- How to change your approach to win
- “The Yankee Way”
- Leading at home first
- Perspective on challenges
- Concentrated focus to achieve anything you want to achieve
- Taking care of yourself first
- Being present with others

Tips:
1. You are the passion!
2. Every day is a performance
3. I590 – “I get up at 5:00 am and spend 30 minutes getting physical (workout/stretching) then spend one hour focused on what you are really passionate about.”

To connect with Patrick, go to www.PatrickAntrim.com. Check out his free course.

Win where you are can start today. If I can assist you in that process, please email me at Linda@lhyatesconsulting.com.

Thank you for listening to The Executive Edge podcast! Please leave a question so we can address it on the podcast so you can uncover, realize and accomplish your potential!

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly-sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of Beyond the Clothes, and the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!

Aug

1

Book Recommendation for “Greatness”

Have you ever settled? In this week’s tip Linda Yates shares one of her favorite books in coaching her clients. That book is Good to Great by Jim Collins. In it he explains the process of becoming great.

You have greatness in you! It can become tempting to let being good rob being great. High performance is possible in every aspect of your life. All it takes it taking the first step and then taking the next.

If your are ready to take that next step, reach out to Linda for a complementary discovery session.

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly-sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of Beyond the Clothes and the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!

May

2

TEE 048: Leading Cultural Change with Jim Kokocki

Jim KokockiHave you ever tried to create a cultural change? Have you ever needed to make a change in your life or business? Today’s guest on episode 48 of the Executive Edge podcast is Jim Kokocki, past International President of Toastmasters International. Jim shares how leading change and embracing change can be accomplished and fulfilling.

Jim Kokocki, DTM, is an entrepreneur and business consultant residing in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. As a volunteer, he is a member of the board at L’Arche Saint John, part of a worldwide network of communities for people with intellectual disabilities. He also serves as Director of Business Development for Mudge Engineering Associates. Kokocki previously worked at telecommunications provider Bell Aliant and its related companies for 30 years. He recently completed a master’s degree in business administration at the University of New Brunswick, Saint John.

Kokocki has also worked with other volunteer organizations, including the Saint John Board of Trade where he served as co-chair of its Business Education Committee. For other organizations, he delivers presentations on leadership, protecting self-esteem, managing conflict, business modeling, and public relations and marketing.

A dedicated Toastmaster for 27 years, Kokocki served on the Board of Directors from 2002 to 2004. In addition to having held a number of high-profile leadership positions within Toastmasters, Kokocki also attained the Distinguished Toastmaster designation—the highest level of achievement in the organization.

“Over the years, I’ve met many people who tell me that their Toastmasters membership enabled them to hone skills that were important to their success personally and professionally. I look forward to serving and leading the organization’s efforts to extend our reach and provide communication and leadership skills to even more people around the world,” he says.

As International President, Kokocki is a “working ambassador” for the organization. He works with the Board to develop, support and modify the policies and procedures that guide the organization in fulfilling its mission.

In episode 48 of The Executive Edge we learned:
- The ability to communicate goals and ambition leads to success
- Changing cultures in developing teams
- Leading diverse teams
- How to connect with others that are different from us
- Acknowledge when we see difficulties – addressing the “elephant in the room”
- Identifying steps to move a project along
- Recognize the behaviors that will make you successful
- Celebrating wins
- Celebrating others successes
- Strategic plan benefits
- Communicating your objectives to your team
- Communicating your objectives to the public
- What drives others
- Motivation theories

To connect with Jim Kokocki, go to LinkedIn or Twitter and search on his name.

Before Jim joined Toastmasters International he described himself as a shy, awkward computer programmer. He is definitely no longer shy and awkward but a leader making positive changes. How would you describe yourself? Perhaps Toastmasters International can help you achieve your goals and dreams. I would encourage you to check it out. www.Toastmasters.org

Thank you for listening to The Executive Edge podcast! Please leave a question so we can address it on the podcast so you can uncover, realize and accomplish your potential!

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!

Jun

11

TEE 034: Millennials – How To Work With Them – Lee Caraher

Lee Caraher
Millennials are entering today’s job market at an ever-increasing rate. In episode 34 of The Executive Edge we learn how to work with millennials. Our guest is Lee Caraher, author of Millennials & Management: The Essential Guide to Making It Work at Work published by Bibliomotion.

Lee Caraher started Double Forte in 2002 as a new kind of communications firm designed to provide the best service in the business. Previously Executive Vice President at Weber Shandwick, president and founder of Red Whistle, and VP of SEGA, Caraher has managed multiple offices and hundreds of people of all ages, and was named in the 40 under 40 by industry publication PRWEEK. She serves on the boards of KQED Public Media and Grace Cathedral. She is a member of Entrepreneurs Only. Caraher holds a BA in medieval history from Carleton College, which she finds useful every day. She lives with her husband and two sons on the San Francisco Peninsula.

Highlights of this episode:
- Traveling with ease
- Perspective on control
- Not having to be the smartest person in the room
- How a sense of humor is an edge
- Being able to get to the heart of the matter quickly
- How questions can be an advantage
- How to handle feedback when you are caught off guard
- How to work with millennials
- Recruiting millennials
- How to turn a negative situation into a positive experience
- 4 generations – how to get along with each other in the office
- How to hit a home run with every project
- How please and thank you can give you traction
- Leadership tools to employ today

Connect with Lee at www.LeeCaraher.com. Her blog: www.RocksAreHard.com.

Achieving the goals of the business is possible with every generation. Understanding millennials and how to work with them can be the edge to get your business to the next level.

Thank you for listening to The Executive Edge podcast! Please leave a question so that we can address it on the podcast so that you can uncover, realize and accomplish your potential! Nothing is impossible!

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!

Apr

30

TEE 031: Playing To Our Strengths – Liz O’Donnell

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Balancing life and work is a never-ending quest for most professionals. On episode 31 Liz O’Donnell shares why she wrote a book about the variety of hats and how to play to our strengths.

Liz O’Donnell is the author of Mogul, Mom & Maid: The Balancing Act of the Modern Woman and the founder of Hello Ladies, named one of the top 100 websites for women by Forbes. She is a Senior Vice President and head of the digital practice for the public relations firm, Double Forte. Liz is also a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. Her writing has also appeared in The Boston Globe Magazine, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Tampa Tribune, PTO Today, Gatehouse Media and The Glass Hammer.

Liz is the co-founder of SheStarts, an organization that supports women founders and of Women in Democracy-Dedham, an organization committed to encouraging and supporting women’s involvement in local politics. she serves on her town’s Finance and Warrant Committee.

Highlights from this episode:
- Creative energy can come from a variety of sources
- How to have fun when you’re stressed
- Playing to your strengths
- Leading vs. shrinking
- How to balance life and work commitments
- How to keep your employer, spouse and yourself happy
- Importance of flexible cultures
- Timing is critical to moving forward
- Loyalty will increase when you allow employees to keep their authenticity
- Recognizing your passion and playing to it
- Shedding “should’s”
- Her favorite shoes in her closet right now

Understanding what your passion is and playing to your strengths will allow you to achieve your executive edge.

Check out Liz’s blog at www.WorkingDaughter.com.

Thank you for listening to The Executive Edge podcast! Please leave a question so that we can address it on the podcast so that you can uncover, realize and accomplish your potential! Nothing is impossible!

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!

Mar

14

Getting your hands dirty

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In order to be an effective leader you need to be willing to get your hands dirty. Jordan Zimmerman in his book Leading Fearlessly states “… I don’t have to master every skill, I just need to understand them.”

In leading your team they need to know what your expectations are and that you are not above getting your hands dirty if needed to accomplish what is expected. Whatever it takes is the attitude of the top leaders. The top leader isn’t always top management.

Years ago, I worked for a CEO in a small business with 4 employees. This CEO was in transition in his business and hurt his back. Because I saw his vision for the company and believed in it – I sacrificed my will and put aside the attitude of “that’s not in my job description” and went to work in creating as much value as I possibly could. Still to this day, he credits me with the praise that I was the one who kept his business going.

I knew a job had to be done – the company needed my energy, devotion and loyalty. It was rewarding to put aside my pride and add deep lasting value. A true leader will recognize your sacrifice. A true leader is willing to sacrifice all to reach a goal.

You can lead today in whatever situation your are in. Put aside pride and go to work. You will be respected and more opportunities will come your way. An effective leader understands that when things are going great – it took a team and they credit the team. You have the power within you to achieve more than you every thought possible.

Lead out and on!

Jan

14

Linda’s Tip: Leadership Secret

Check out this week’s tip on how to increase your leadership skills. If showing up is half the battle then the other half must be to follow up. Following up will increase the value you provide and your social capital will increase. This tip will help you in both your professional and personal life. Get in the practice of following up after a meeting. Top leaders use this tool to increase their efficiency. Leadership savvy doesn’t have to be a mystery. Implementing this tip will give you the winning edge in every situation. Next time you have a meeting or conference call – follow up!

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Dec

17

Linda’s Tip: Top Leaders are Servant Leaders

In order to become a top leader the skill to practice and achieve is servant leadership. Think about the leaders in your life. They are most likely the individuals that have served you in some way. Losing oneself to serve those you have formal authority over will make you an effective leader. Leaders come in all shapes and sizes. You don’t have to be a formal leader to be a servant leader. Keeping service as the forefront of your leadership activities will propel your ability to be a top leader in your field.

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Dec

11

Doing More with Less

We can be creative in stretching our precious resources. Businesses are always looking for an edge to be more profitable. As we design our career mastering the art of doing more with less will improve our personal bottom-line. Getting creative and then pitching those creative ideas to leadership will make your individual personal stock rise in the organization. There is simplicity with doing more with less. By exercising this fundamental principle we will limit the distraction and create a more profitable and productive outcome.

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Nov

19

Mentoring and Leadership

Who are the impactful leaders or mentors in your life? How have they impacted your success? Taking the opportunity to mentor others will build your leadership skills and add value to your life. Mentoring others blesses multiple lives. The impact you have as a leader or mentor in someone’s life can impact the success of a generation.

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