Talent + Leadership = Victory … With “The Talent War” Authors Mike Sarraille & George Randle

Whether on the the battlefield or in business, victory — consistent, repeated victory — is achieved by teams of talented people.

But what is “talent”? How do you define it? How do you identify it? How do you even begin to know how to look for it?

In this episode, you’ll hear my conversation with Mike Sarraille and George Randle, the co-authors of the upcoming book “The Talent War: How Special Operations and Great Organizations Win on Talent”.

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You Were Built For MORE Than Just Survival

A lot of folks are just trying to survive right now

And I don’t want to discount the importance of ensuring your own survival, your own safety, and the survival of those you care about.

But I want you to know that you are built for MORE than that.

You are built for more than just survival

You are built for more than collecting a steady, “reliable” paycheck.

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Let’s Address COVID Loneliness

In this episode, we’re going to dive into the ongoing struggle with how isolation and loneliness show up in the workplace. Less than 2-3 years ago, we dedicated an entire episode to discussing possible solutions to the common struggles associated with people being lonely in the workplace. Because of the extenuating circumstances of the COVID pandemic, loneliness as an epidemic has not only gotten worse, but it has surfaced in a ton of new ways as well.

That’s why it made a ton of sense to revisit key from this earlier episode that are more applicable now than ever before.

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The ONE and ONLY Thing You Need To Be A Leader

I field a lot of questions from people about Leadership.

“How will I know when I’m ready for a leadership position?”

“What if I don’t have a leadership title?”

“What if I get the opportunity to lead, but I don’t know how to lead?”

I think about this idea of “Leadership Readiness” ALL… THE… TIME. And after decades of experience and observation, I’ve come to a conclusion.

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Mastering The Career Pivot with Reena Friedman Watts

How do you change careers? What’s the right strategy, the proper approach, the winning tactics?

Well, if you’re this week’s guest Reena Friedman Watts, it starts with one simple belief:

“I could do that.”

All too often, it seems we are our own worst enemy. LImited beliefs, negative self-talk, and self-sabotage can be a very real thing. For Reena, though, the support she found from her dad propelled her into a mosaic career that can only be understood through hearing her story.

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Your Job Search Questions… Answered

One thing that has become obvious in my time exploring the Recruiting & Hiring industry is how much of a disconnect there is between Job-Seekers and their potential Employers.

More often than not, this disconnect typically leads to a lot of distrust, blaming, finger-pointing, and more importantly: a LOT of confusion and a LOT of questions.

In this podcast episode I’ve decided to answer a handful of those questions I see frequently in one form or another, because clearly people aren’t getting answers yet.

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Best Practices of High-Performing Teams

Is there a more rewarding feeling than knowing you are a part of a team that operates and performs at a high level? For my money, it’s one of the absolute best feelings in the world.

In this special episode, you’re going to get to hear a recording I managed to dig up from a talk I was privileged enough to deliver at Austin Startup Week back in late 2018. And while the title of the talk is Engineering Excellence: Best Practices of High-Performing Teams, these principles extend far beyond the world of Software Engineering. In fact, they all apply in some shape or form to ALL teams, which is why I’m so thrilled to share it with you in this episode.

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Take Control Of Your Job Search

Right now in the US alone, tens of millions of people suddenly find themselves unemployed. And a lot of people on both sides of the recruiting equation are coming to me with questions and complaints, whether they are trying to upgrade their recruiting efforts, or they’re trying to figure out how to find a new job.

And all of these frustrations are completely understandable. I know how easy it is to get more and more frustrated with each passing day. I also knew that I wanted to do something to help. So in this post, you’re going to learn how to create important mindset shifts as well as implementing some simple tactical tips that will upgrade your job search, supercharging your efforts so that you can find the job of your dreams.

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