TOTD: Not saying what you believe is a form of manipulation πŸ™Š

Why you shouldn’t filter your thoughts or beliefs.

In this Thought of the Day, I discuss:

  • Being afraid of saying the wrong things to others
  • The dangers of filtering your words and beliefs
  • Can you be honest but not rude?
  • A quote from Dr. Seuss
  • How this relates to the movie Detective Pikachu

As usual, please let me know your thoughts in the comments, suggestions for future videos, or even if you disagree! I read and respond to every comment πŸ™‚

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Surround yourself with people you don’t agree with πŸ™…πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

Why it is good to be in the same room with people who don’t see things the way you do.

In this video I discuss:

  • Homogenous ways of thinking
  • The negative side to when people disagree with you
  • What good leaders and organizations do

As usual, please let me know your thoughts in the comments, suggestions for future videos, or even if you disagree! I read and respond to every comment πŸ™‚

Why you’re always the leader even when you’re not βœ‹πŸΌ

No matter what role you are, why you’re still a leader.

In this video, I discuss:

  • Collegiate dance teams
  • Being the victim vs. taking responsibility
  • Why you’re always the leader, regardless of your role in an organization

As usual, let me know what you think or if you have any suggestions for “Thought of the Day” topics. I respond to every comment πŸ™‚

Why we love flawed people (lessons from The Office) πŸ‘”

Lessons learned from watching The Office.

I’m this video I discuss:

  • Why I loved The Office
  • Who I think the real main character of the show
  • Why we tend to love flawed characters

Let me know what you think! Have you seen The Office? Do you agree? Disagree?

Also, if you like these types of videos, let me know if you have any suggestions for topics πŸ™‚

Book notes: A Higher Loyalty by James Comey

A Higher Loyalty by James Comey book summary notes.

A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership by James Comey

Synopsis: “In his audiobook,Β A Higher Loyalty, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of power and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

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Book notes: Give and Take by Adam Grant

Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success by Adam M. Grant, Ph.D. book summary.

Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success by Adam M. Grant, Ph.D.

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Synopsis: “For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But today, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others.

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Book notes: Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh

Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh book summary.

Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh

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Synopsis: In this, his first audiobook, Tony Hsieh – the widely admired CEO of Zappos, the online shoe retailer – explains how he created a unique culture and commitment to service that aims to improve the lives of employees, customers, vendors, and backers. Using anecdotes and stories from his own life experiences, and from other companies, Hsieh provides concrete ways that companies can achieve unprecedented success. Even better, he shows how creating happiness and record results go hand-in-hand.

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Book notes: Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink & Leif Babin

Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin book summary.

Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink, Leif Babin

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Synopsis: “InΒ Extreme Ownership, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin share hard-hitting Navy SEAL combat stories that translate into lessons for business and life. With riveting firsthand accounts of making high-pressure decisions as Navy SEAL battlefield leaders, this audiobook is equally gripping for leaders who seek to dominate other arenas.

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