Category Archives: Balance

Episode #43: Can You Be a Philosopher and a Person of Action?

Today I will share three tips gathered from another great book I recently read: The Obstacle Is the Way, by Ryan Holiday.

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Episode transcript:

http://cannon.consulting/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/SCRIPT-FOR-PODCAST-43-Final.pdf

Books mentioned:

The Obstacle is the Way

Extreme Ownership

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Episode #42: Leadership Tips from Two Ex-Navy Seals

Today I will provide three leadership tips from the excellent book Extreme Ownership, written by two ex-Navy Seals, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin.

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Episode transcript:

http://cannon.consulting/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/SCRIPT-FOR-PODCAST-42-Final.pdf

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Episode #36: How to Turn Your Organization Into a Competitive Advantage In 2021

If one of your 2021 goals is to make a positive impact in your workplace, this and the next two podcasts will help you accomplish your goal!

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Schedule a free coaching call with Percy

https://cannon.consulting/contact/

Book mentioned:

The Advantage

The Business Apostolate

Episode transcript:

http://cannon.consulting/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/SCRIPT-FOR-PODCAST-36-Final-1.pdf

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Episode #35: Tips To Make 2021 Your Best Year Yet

How prepared are you to start making 2021 your best year yet, even though we are still experiencing the effects of Covid-19?
Today I will share five suggestions to not only get you started off right in 2021, but to also allow you to focus throughout the year on what YOU have defined as important in YOUR life.

Useful links:

Schedule a free coaching call with Percy

https://cannon.consulting/contact/

Book mentioned:

The Advantage

The Business Apostolate

Episode transcript:

http://cannon.consulting/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/SCRIPT-FOR-PODCAST-35-Final.pdf

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Episode #34: How to Improve the Effectiveness of Your Staff Meetings

Today I will take a deep dive into how you can achieve intellectual clarity in your team, and how this can translate into effective staff meetings.

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Schedule a free coaching call with Percy

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Book mentioned:

The Advantage

Episode transcript:

http://cannon.consulting/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/SCRIPT-FOR-PODCAST-34-Final.pdf

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Episode #33: Are Your Meetings Boring and Confusing?

How do you rate your team meetings? Are you happy with the way they are run? Are they boring? Confusing? Do you want to try something different?

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Schedule a free coaching call with Percy

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Episode transcript:

http://cannon.consulting/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/SCRIPT-FOR-PODCAST-33-Final.pdf

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Episode #32: Why Do You Lead?

In this episode I want to help you reflect on WHY you lead.
Whether you lead a company, an organization, or a small number of entry level employees, is it because you mostly see it as a reward for your past accomplishments? Or is it because you feel a responsibility to make a positive impact on the business and on the lives of those people you lead?

Useful links:

Schedule a free coaching call with Percy

https://cannon.consulting/contact/

Books mentioned:

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

The Motive

Episode transcript:

http://cannon.consulting/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/SCRIPT-FOR-PODCAST-32-Final.pdf

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Episode #31: What Is Essential?

Do you know what the difference is between an essentialist and a non-essentialist? Today I’m going to share with you three take-aways that I think could help you, and I, thrive the most at work and in our personal life, building on the three-step method outlined by Greg McKeown in his book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less.

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Schedule a free coaching call with Percy

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Book mentioned:

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Episode transcript:

http://cannon.consulting/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/SCRIPT-FOR-PODCAST-31-Final.pdf

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Episode #18: Interview with Jorge Montoya, Retired President from Procter & Gamble

Jorge Montoya, Retired P&G President

Today you will hear several insights from Jorge Montoya, who spent 33 years in Procter & Gamble and retired as President of P&G Latin America and President for P&G’s Global Snacks and Beverages categories.

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Schedule a free consultation call with Percy

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Are You Acting as a Change Leader During These Uncertain Times?

As a leader today, you can’t ignore the unprecedented coronavirus-related factors that are affecting businesses and people around the world. However, as recently discussed with a senior executive, you do have a choice about how to lead during this uncertain period, especially if you are considering implementing changes in your business.

With six months into the crisis and an indefinite duration ahead of us, I invite you to ask yourself four questions:

  • Are you being proactive versus reactive?
  • Have you moved from emergency to growth mode?
  • Are you challenging the status quo or operating as usual?
  • Can you evolve from a business leader to a human leader?

If you are looking for a way to accelerate change, consider one or more of the elements outlined in Patrick Lencioni’s book The Advantage:

  1. Build a Cohesive Leadership Team (LT):  I have covered this topic in previous articles. Now that most people are working remotely, do your team members show vulnerability-based trust among themselves and with their respective team members? Can the LT members debate tough topics and commit to the final agreement, even if they initially disagreed with it? Can they hold each other accountable? Do they have a common goal?

  2. Create Clarity: Is the LT clear, committed and aligned on the changes you are trying to implement?
     
  3. Over-communicate clarity: Are the change-related messages being cascaded properly throughout the organization? Are the managers role-modeling the desired changes? You may have seen more than one leader driving a message that they expect the rest of the organization to embrace, only to turn around and behave in a manner opposite to it.
       
  4. Reinforce Clarity: Do your human resources processes, policies, programs, and activities clearly reflect the desired changes? Take the performance review process: Are you holding every individual in the organization, starting with your LT members, accountable for the desired results and behaviors?

Take advantage of the COVID-19 crisis period to identify and implement one or more business-building changes. Stay close to the organization as you implement them, as these times require special attention to the human component within your company.

Schedule a free consultation call if you are interested in enhancing your change-leadership capabilities.

Percy M. Cannon