Top 5 Tuesday 3.22.16

Here is your weekly dose of Top 5 Tuesday: A list of things we are thinking, reading, watching, or doing to stay on top of our game and we think you should too:

Articles Worth Reading 

This is How Great Leaders Use Employee Feedback

Greg Harris explains why one of the biggest factors of great leadership is how you deal with employee feedback. It holds the secret to employee engagement, talent attraction, and retention.

Quotes Engrained in Our Minds

Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning – Bill Gates

What Podcast We’re Listening To

All Business with Jeffrey Hayzlett

Best selling author Jeffrey Hayzlett does a great job breaking down best practices and providing insight into anything business.  You must check it out.

What We’re Watching

Lindsey Boggs drops knowledge on the best subject lines for prospecting and emailing on LinkedIn. Enjoy!

Tip of the Week 

Whats the most popular app we use every week? GIF Keyboard.  Tough to beat texting with GIF’s.

Who to Follow on SnapChat

Since this is a new section, we will start with a must follow- Martin Matthews @martin.m360. He mixes his life, business, and tips and tricks beautifully on snapchat.

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Top 5 Tuesday 3.15.16

Here is your weekly dose of Top 5 Tuesday: A list of things we are thinking, reading, watching, or doing to stay on top of our game and we think you should too:

Articles Worth Reading 

A Bias for Action and Locus for Control

Anthony Iannarino reminds us that a “bias for action” and a “locus of control,” (believing that you have a choice and can complete some arduous task) is the foundation of motivation.

Quotes Engrained in Our Minds

There can be as much value in the blink of an eye as in months of rational analysis.- Malcolm Gladwell

What Podcast We’re Listening To

Why You Need a Life Plan Now

Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy join Michele Cushatt  to talk about their new book Living Forward.  They talk a lot about the importance of not drifting and how you get the life you want.

What We’re Watching

This video really tells a fantastic and entertaining story. All you need to know is we loved it, and think you will too. We raise a glass to Heineken for their creativity!

Tip of the Week 

Whats the most popular app we use every week? Waze.  Its the best traffic app of all time.  It’s so good we aren’t sure it will ever be topped.

Who to Follow on SnapChat

Since this is a new section, we will start with a must follow- Kevin Rose @hikrose. He mixes his life, business, and tips and tricks beautifully on snapchat.

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Top 5 Tuesday 3.8.16

Here is your weekly dose of Top 5 Tuesday: A list of things we are thinking, reading, watching, or doing to stay on top of our game and we think you should too:

Articles Worth Reading 

The skills gap at work…that no one is talking about

Ryan Holmes the CEO of Hootsuite says the contemporary workforce is woefully underprepared for the challenges ahead. A social media skills gap of epic proportions has opened up, as social media races ahead while formal training and education programs lag seriously behind.

Quotes Engrained in Our Minds

“A person who never made a mistake, never tried anything new”- Albert Einstein

What Podcast We’re Listening To

The Vertical Podcast with host JJ Reddick and guest Kyle Korver 

Ever wondered what two of the best shooters in the NBA talk about when they get together on a podcast?  We really didn’t either until we listened and loved it.  Great listen for anyone with kids who might one day want to play the game.

What We’re Watching

Gary Vaynerchuck and Seth Godin drop serious knowledge about modern marketing techniques and how everyone can add value.  It’s fantastic.

Tip of the Week 

Whats the most popular app we use every week? Yahoo App.  We are suckers for opening the Yahoo app on our phones and getting sucked into the “news”

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Top 5 Tuesday 3.1.16

Here is your weekly dose of Top 5 Tuesday: A list of things we are thinking, reading, watching, or doing to stay on top of our game and we think you should too:

Articles Worth Reading 

How to Build a Culture of Confidence

Paul LaRue on his Upwards Leadership blog, does a brilliant job describing how a confident team is built from confident individuals. He provides some effective ways to do just that.

Quotes Engrained in Our Minds

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”- Martin Luther King

What Podcast We’re Listening To

Michael Hyatt’s This is Your Life Season 7 Episode 3- Why You need a Life Plan Now

Far too many people drift through life, dissatisfied and nagged by regrets.  There one tool that can help you fight the drift and pursue the life you want.

What We’re Watching

Nathan Lyons and Marshall Goldsmith give us a brilliant 5 minutes on real life executive coaching.  It doesn’t matter how friendly your tone is or how honey sweet you’re in a conversation and you start your sentences with one of these words (or both), the message to your recipient is “You are wrong.”

Tip of the Week 

Whats the most popular app we use every week? Amazon Music.  We do a lot of writing and content production so having a song streaming in the background has shown to keep your mind focused.  Sometimes we listen to the same song 20 or more times in row!  Give it a shot.

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Top 5 Tuesday 2.23.16

Here is your weekly dose of Top 5 Tuesday: A list of things we are thinking, reading, watching, or doing to stay on top of our game and we think you should too:

Articles Worth Reading 

3 Ways to Keep Millennials From Leaving Your Organization

Ryan Jenkins, Millennial expert says, 66% of Millennials expect to leave their organization by the end of 2020. He highlights keys to keep Millennials from leaving your organization so that the next generation of leaders can rise.

Quotes Engrained in Our Minds

“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” –Christopher Columbus

What Podcast We’re Listening To

The One and Only – Dan Millman Interview Learn the 4 Purposes of Life

Dan Millman best known for his book, The Way of the Peaceful Warrior shares insight on how to be authentic and fulfilled human.

What We’re Watching

Margie Warrell gave us a powerful 2 minute clip sharing what fear does to us as human beings.  Great insight by Margie.

Tip of the Week 

Whats the most popular app we use every week? Starbucks App.  Why wouldn’t you want by-pass the long line and pick up your White Chocolate Mocha with ease?

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Top 5 Tuesdays 2.18.16

Here is your weekly dose of Top 5 Tuesday: A list of things we are thinking, reading, watching, or doing to stay on top of our game and we think you should too:

Articles Worth Reading 

How to Become a Change Agent Creator with Taught Leader John Kotter

@Keenan does a great series on on his blog called “Taught Leaders” where he highlights great thinkers and ideas.  Here he highlights change expert John Kotter’s book, Change. Our favorite line “without change, there is not growth. There is no innovation. There is no advancement.”

Quotes Engrained in Our Minds

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

What Podcast We’re Listening To

How Seth Godin Manages his Life- Rules, Principles, and Obsessions

This was a no brainer because its probably the best podcast we have ever heard. Tim Ferriss had  Seth Godin (@thisissethsblog) on the podcast. He is the author of 17 bestselling books that have been translated into more than 35 languages. He writes about the way ideas spread, marketing, strategic quitting, leadership, and — most of all — challenging the status quo in all areas. The interview was beyond good.  Tim even retweeted us he liked it so much.

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What We’re Watching

A couple powerful lessons in this one minute video from The High Calling.

Tip of the Week 

Whats the most popular app we use every day? Audible.  There is no better platform out there for audiobooks.

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Top 5 Tuesday 2.9.16

Here is your weekly dose of Top 5 Tuesday: A list of things we are thinking, reading, watching, or doing to stay on top of our game and we think you should too:

Articles Worth Reading 

5 Ways to Boost Your Sales Career with Social Selling

Bubba Page wrote a great article about Social Selling guru Lindsey Boggs and her journey towards becoming a expert.  Everyone regardless of role or position can learn from some of Lindsey’s steps.

Quotes Engrained in Our Minds

“You have learnt something. That always feels at first as if you have lost something.” – George Bernard Shaw

What Podcast We’re Listening To

Dose of Leadership

Richard Rierson looks at how to become a more intentional leader.  In the latest show Richard interviewed Dee Ann Turner the Vice President of HR at Chick-Fil-A.  Richard is a great resource for a leader at any age.

What We’re Watching

Gary Vaynerchuck puts out more content than any human on the planet but this one is can’t miss.  His DailyVee 12 is filled with inspiration and education.

Tip of the Week 

Whats the most popular app we use every day? Words With Friends.  It’s an oldie but a goodie.  Any game that you can pop in and out of and expand your mind instead of shrink it, we are all about.

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Top 5 Tuesday 2.2.15

Here is your weekly dose of Top 5 Tuesday: A list of things we are thinking, reading, watching, or doing to stay on top of our game and we think you should too:

Articles Worth Reading 

Why Everyone Hates Onboarding and How to Make Everyone Love it

Heather Huhman writes on entreprenuer.com – When it comes to onboarding, companies need to stop living in the past. Just because onboarding was done a certain way for years doesn’t mean it should be done the same way forever.

Quotes Engrained in Our Minds

“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others” – Bill Gates

What Podcast We’re Listening To

The Nice Guys on Business

Doug Sandler hosted Brian Dickinson to discuss motivation, business, climbing mount everest, and much more.  Worth 20 minutes of your time.

What We’re Watching

To say Bill McDermott has changed our perspective, goals, and vision would be an understatement. The last minute of this video is fantastic, “Culture makes and breaks companies, so the first thing #leaders have to do is be courageous at the top.”

Tip of the Week 

Whats the most popular app we use every day? Snapchat.  We have been using snapchat more and more and we think its worth everyone to try it.  Add our President @johngeades.

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Top 5 Tuesday 1.26.16

Here is your weekly dose of Top 5 Tuesday: A list of things we are thinking, reading, watching, or doing to stay on top of our game and we think you should too:

Articles Worth Reading 

4 Ways to Be a More Resilient Leader

Meghan Biro the CEO of Talent Culture does an amazing job at communicating the importance of resiliency and providing simple way to make it a reality.

Quotes Engrained in Our Minds

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often” – Winston Churchill

What Podcast We’re Listening To

Elevating Beyond

Mark Minard and Dayne Gingrich are 88 episodes deep providing valuable stories and content to inspire and motivate others.  Do yourself a favor and check them out.

What We’re Watching

Kid President – Pep Talk About Teamwork and Leadership

Tip of the Week 

Whats the most popular app we use every day? Sportsmanias is a great app to quickly check on your favorite sports teams, their tweets, articles, and videos.  We are all about using anything to improve productivity and save time and thats Sportsmanias.

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Top 5 Tuesday 1.19.2015

Here is your weekly dose of Top 5 Tuesday: A list of things we are thinking, reading, watching, or doing to stay on top of our game and we think you should too:

Articles Worth Reading 

30 Days Is All You Have to Make and Initial Impact

Paul LaRue tells us the quicker a leader can get trust and knowledge established, the faster it will take for people to engage and support the mission that is laid before you. Our favorite point is “assess talent and address skill gaps.”

Quotes Engrained in Our Minds

“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.” Mother Teresa

What We’re Listening To

Episode 49 of the Bill Simmons Podcast

Simmons had Malcolm Gladwell on the show last week and we listen to anything that involves Gladwell.  There is one thing for sure you will never get dumber when you listen to Gladwell.

What We’re Watching

Leadership Training Gone Wrong by Studio C

Tip of the Week 

Whats the most popular app we use every day? iTunes Podcasts. We subscribe to many podcasts to help us grow in our personal development and we listen to them a lot.

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