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Latest Episodes:

Episode #29: The 6 Types of Working Genius, Part 1 (11/25/2020)

Today I want to share with you a new model developed by Patrick Lencioni called “The 6 Types of Working Genius,” which can help you discover the gifts you bring to work. 

Useful links:

Schedule a free coaching call with Percy

https://cannon.consulting/contact/

Take “The 6 Types of Working Genius” assessment. Use the code ATTHETABLE at checkout for a 50% discount:

www.tablegroup.com

Or email Percy:

percy@cannon.consulting

Books mentioned:

Adversaries into Allies

Episode transcript:

http://cannon.consulting/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/SCRIPT-FOR-PODCAST-29-Final.pdf

Connect on LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/percycannon

Episode #28: Do You Want to Become an Ultimate Influencer? (11/18/2020)

Today I want to talk about the five principles of Ultimate Influence™ outlined in the book Adversaries into Allies by Bob Burg, author of the sales classic, Endless Referrals and coauthor of The Go-Giver series.

Useful links:

Schedule a free coaching call with Percy

https://cannon.consulting/contact/

Books mentioned:

Adversaries into Allies

Endless Referrals

Episode transcript:

http://cannon.consulting/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/SCRIPT-FOR-PODCAST-28-Final.pdf

Connect on LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/percycannon

Episode #27: What’s the Worst That Can Happen? (11/11/2020)

Today I want to share a lesson I learned a few decades ago that, since then, has
helped-me make difficult business and personal decisions.

Useful links:

Schedule a free coaching call with Percy

https://cannon.consulting/contact/

Episode transcript:

http://cannon.consulting/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/SCRIPT-FOR-PODCAST-27-Final.pdf

Connect on LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/percycannon

Episode #26: The Top Three Characteristics of a Successful Manager (11/4/2020)

Today I want to talk about the top three strengths I have observed in successful managers, both during my close to three decades inside the corporate world, and throughout the last ten years as an executive and team coach.

Useful links:

Schedule a free coaching call with Percy

https://cannon.consulting/contact/

Episode transcript:

http://cannon.consulting/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/SCRIPT-FOR-PODCAST-26-Final.pdf

Book mentioned:

Multipliers

The Ideal Team Player

Connect on LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/percycannon

Episode #25: Tips to Become a Multiplier (10/28/2020)

Today you will hear three tips on how to become a multiplier, building on the excellent book from Liz Wiseman, Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter.

Useful links:

Schedule a free coaching call with Percy

https://cannon.consulting/contact/

Episode transcript:

http://cannon.consulting/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/SCRIPT-FOR-PODCAST-25-Final.pdf

Book mentioned:

Multipliers

Connect on LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/percycannon

Episode #24: Tips to Improve the Engagement of Your Employees during the Covid-19 Pandemic, Part 3 (10/21/2020)

This is the last episode of a series of three, where I have shared tips that will help you, as a manager, significantly increase your employees’ engagement, especially now that most or all of them are working remotely from home and may likely be experiencing a level of isolation.

Useful links:

Schedule a free coaching call with Percy

https://cannon.consulting/contact/

Episode transcript:

http://cannon.consulting/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/SCRIPT-FOR-PODCAST-24-Final.pdf

Book mentioned:

The Truth About Employee Engagement

Connect on LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/percycannon

Episode #23: Tips to Improve Your Employees’ Engagement during the Covid-19 Pandemic, Part 2 (10/14/2020)

Today I want to share three more tips that will help you, as a manager, significantly increase your employees’ engagement, especially now that most or all of them are working remotely from home and may likely be experiencing a level of isolation.

Useful links:

Schedule a free coaching call with Percy

https://cannon.consulting/contact/

Episode transcript:

http://cannon.consulting/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/SCRIPT-FOR-PODCAST-23-Final.pdf

Book mentioned:

The Truth About Employee Engagement

Connect on LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/percycannon

Episode #22: Tips to Improve the Engagement of Your Employees during the Covid-19 Pandemic, Part 1 (10/7/2020)

Today I want to share three tips that will help you, as a manager, significantly increase your employees’ engagement, especially now that most or all of them are working remotely from home and may likely be experiencing a level of isolation.

Useful links:

Schedule a free coaching call with Percy

https://cannon.consulting/contact/

Episode transcript:

http://cannon.consulting/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/SCRIPT-FOR-PODCAST-22-Final.pdf

Book mentioned:

The Truth About Employee Engagement

Connect on LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/percycannon

Episode #21: Is It Difficult for You to Give and Receive Feedback Remotely? (9/30/2020)

Today I want to share a list of ten tips on how to give and receive constructive feedback within the remote conditions most of you and your employees are experiencing.

Useful links:

Schedule a free coaching call with Percy

https://cannon.consulting/contact/

Episode transcript:

http://cannon.consulting/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/SCRIPT-FOR-PODCAST-21-Final.pdf

Connect on LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/percycannon

Episode #20: Tips to Improve Your Virtual Team’s Effectiveness, Part 2 (9/23/2020)

Today you will hear three more suggestions on how to improve a virtual team’s effectiveness. These tips are tied to Patrick Lencioni’s model for “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team,” which I explained in the previous episode.

Useful links:

Schedule a free coaching call with Percy


https://cannon.consulting/contact/

Episode transcript:

http://cannon.consulting/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/SCRIPT-FOR-PODCAST-20-Final.pdf

Books and talks mentioned:

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

The Ideal Team Player

Are You an Ideal Team Player? TEDxUniversityofNevada

Connect on LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/percycannon

Episode #19: Tips to Improve Your Virtual Team’s Effectiveness, Part 1 (9/16/2020)

Today you will hear three suggestions on how to improve a virtual team’s effectiveness. This is especially timely given that many teams have transitioned to working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. My tips will build on what I have learned from the various companies and executives I’ve been interacting with since the lockdowns started in March. I will also leverage several elements from Patrick Lencioni’s book, “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team”, a model I have successfully used with more than a dozen teams.

Useful links:

Schedule a free consultation with Percy


https://cannon.consulting/contact/

Episode transcript:

http://cannon.consulting/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/SCRIPT-FOR-PODCAST-19-Final.pdf

Books mentioned:

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Connect on LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/percycannon

Episode #18: Interview with Jorge Montoya, Retired President from Procter & Gamble (9/8/2020)
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.

Useful links:

Schedule a free consultation call with Percy

https://cannon.consulting/contact/

Connect on LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/percycannon

Episode #17: Tips to Improve your Networking Results (9/1/2020)

Now that Covid-19 has precluded traditional face-to-face meetings, do you find harder to network? Today, I will provide four tips that can significantly improve the quality and quantity of your networking results.  I will build on my own experience, augmented by insights from expert networkers.  

Useful links:

Schedule a free consultation with Percy
https://cannon.consulting/contact/

Episode transcript:

http://cannon.consulting/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/SCRIPT-FOR-PODCAST-17-Final.pdf

Books mentioned:

The Go-Giver
Never Eat Alone
LinkedIn Unlocked

Connect on LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/percycannon

Episode #16: How to Manage Difficult Career Situations (8/25/2020)

Today you will hear how I managed a difficult situation in my corporate career. I will share the lessons I learned both from what I had done right, and what I should have done better.
I invite you to be proactive and consider applying one or more of these lessons before you experience a potentially similar moment in your corporate career.

Useful links:

Episode transcript:

http://cannon.consulting/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/SCRIPT-FOR-PODCAST-16-Final.pdf

Questions? Suggestions? Consult with Percy?
https://cannon.consulting/contact/

Connect on LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/percycannon

Episode #15: One More Tip on How to Deliver Results Through Your Boss (8/18/2020)

How proactive are you to ask for your boss’ help to achieve your objectives? Do not be shy about it.
Today I will share one more suggestion about how you can leverage your boss to help you deliver your business results.

Useful links:

Episode transcript:

http://cannon.consulting/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/SCRIPT-FOR-PODCAST-15-Final.pdf

Questions? Suggestions? Consult with Percy?
https://cannon.consulting/contact/

Connect on LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/percycannon

Episode #14: Interview with Bob Burg, Co-author of The Go-Giver Book Series, on How to Accelerate your Corporate Career (7/30/2020)
Bob Burg, co-author of The Go-Giver book series

Today you will hear several insights related to The Go-Giver philosophy, which can help you accelerate your career growth within the corporate world. For this we have interviewed a very special guest, Bob Burg, co-author of The Go-Giver book series.

Useful links:

Episode transcript:
http://cannon.consulting/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/SCRIPT-FOR-PODCAST-14-Final-3.pdf

Websites and books mentioned in this podcast
www.burg.com
What Got You Here Won’t Get You There
Good To Great
Psycho-Cybernetics
Everybody Matters
Turn the Ship Around!

Questions? Suggestions? Consult with Percy?
https://cannon.consulting/contact/

Connect on LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/percycannon

Episode #13: Tips On How To Improve The Commitment To Team Decisions (7/21/2020)

Today you will hear how, in order to achieve commitment from coworkers, it helps to provide ample opportunity to listen to their perspectives, needs and concerns. After doing so, if you are the senior person in the process, make the final decision, even if no consensus was achieved. If needed, seek Senior Management’s help to address any loose ends and gain the full buy-in from all parties. And finally, remember to address the bigger issues first and not get bogged down in the smaller ones.

Useful links:

Episode transcript:

http://cannon.consulting/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/SCRIPT-FOR-PODCAST-13-Final.pdf

Questions? Suggestions? Consult with Percy?
https://cannon.consulting/contact/

Connect on LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/percycannon

Episode #12: Tips On How To Manage Disagreements With Your Boss (7/14/2020)

How difficult is it for you to disagree with your boss? Do you stay quiet and never disagree with your manager? Or do you challenge every decision with which you are not completely in agreement?
In this episode you will hear four tips to manage disagreements with your boss.

Useful links:

Episode transcript:
http://cannon.consulting/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/SCRIPT-FOR-PODCAST-12-Final.pdf

Questions? Suggestions? Consult with Percy?
https://cannon.consulting/contact/

Connect on LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/percycannon

Episode #11: How To Run More Effective Meetings – Part 2 (7/7/2020)

How many meetings have you been part of during the last five working days? 10? 20? Too many to count?
And how many of them were boring, too long and unproductive? 10? 20? Most of them? All of them?
Boring, long and mostly unproductive meetings seem to be a common denominator in the workplace. I have been part of far too many of them myself. But these types of meetings do not have to be the norm.
Today you will hear 10 tips to improve every stage of your meetings.  

Useful links:

Episode transcript:
http://cannon.consulting/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/SCRIPT-FOR-PODCAST-11-Final.pdf

Questions? Suggestions? Consult with Percy?
https://cannon.consulting/contact/

Connect on LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/percycannon

Episode #10: How To Run More Effective Meetings-Part 1 (6/30/2020)

If you want to move people to take a specific action, you must make a choice: You can choose to influence the old fashion way, by pushing from your position of leadership. This approach may drive short-term compliance, but it is not effective long-term. Or, you can lead by pulling or by attraction. This can drive much higher commitment from others, because it forces you to focus on finding out what’s in it for them.
I hope you choose the latter.

Useful links:

Episode transcript:
http://cannon.consulting/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/SCRIPT-FOR-PODCAST-10-Final.pdf

Questions? Suggestions? Consult with Percy?
https://cannon.consulting/contact/

The Business Apostolate Book:
https://www.amazon.com/Business-Apostolate-Insights-Achieve-Mission/dp/0985554231

The Go-Giver Influencer Book:
https://www.amazon.com/Go-Giver-Influencer-Little-Story-Persuasive/dp/1591846374/

Connect on LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/percycannon

Episode #9: Tips To Know, Like And Trust The People You Work With (6/23/2020)

Today you will hear four tips about how “People will assist, do things for, make things easier for, speed up the process for, and collaborate with those whom they know, like, and trust” at work.

Useful links:

Episode transcript:
http://cannon.consulting/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/SCRIPT-FOR-PODCAST-9-Final.pdf

Questions? Suggestions? Consult with Percy?
https://cannon.consulting/contact/

The Business Apostolate Book:
https://www.amazon.com/Business-Apostolate-Insights-Achieve-Mission/dp/0985554231

The Go-Giver Book:
https://www.amazon.com/Go-Giver-Expanded-Little-Powerful-Business/dp/1591848288/

The Five Dysfunctions Of A Team Book:
https://www.amazon.com/Five-Dysfunctions-Team-Leadership-Fable/dp/0787960756/

Connect on LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/percycannon

Episode #8: The Best Advice I Received When I Was Promoted To General Manager (6/16/2020)

If you value teamwork, and I invite you to do so, look at both subject-matter expertise and team playing skills when making hiring (and firing) decisions. When you factor in these two attributes, you will be able to deliver better results through your team members.

Useful links:

Episode transcript:
http://cannon.consulting/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/SCRIPT-FOR-PODCAST-8-Final.pdf

Questions? Suggestions? Consult with Percy?
https://cannon.consulting/contact/

The Business Apostolate Book:
https://www.amazon.com/Business-Apostolate-Insights-Achieve-Mission/dp/0985554231

The Ideal Team Player Book:
https://www.amazon.com/Ideal-Team-Player-Recognize-Cultivate/dp/1119209595/

Connect on LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/percycannon

Episode #7: Understanding Promotion And Staffing Decisions (6/9/2020)

Do you want to become the manager whom your boss and senior management seek, and perhaps even fight for, to strengthen their respective teams?
In today’s episode you will hear about the importance of understanding how your boss and senior executives make promotion and staffing decisions in your company.

Useful links:

Episode transcript:
http://cannon.consulting/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/SCRIPT-FOR-PODCAST-7-Final.pdf

Questions? Suggestions? Consult with Percy?
https://cannon.consulting/contact/

The Business Apostolate Book:
https://www.amazon.com/Business-Apostolate-Insights-Achieve-Mission/dp/0985554231

Connect on LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/percycannon

Episode #6: The Platinum Rule (6/2/2020)

Have you ever wondered why it is easier to work with certain people and so hard to work with others? For those peers you don’t easily work with, could it be that without really noticing it, you are treating them the way YOU  want to be treated and not the way THEY want to be treated? Would it help to take the time to find out how THEY would like to be treated?
In today’s episode you will learn to apply the Platinum Rule to build more productive relationships with your peers in other departments.

Useful links:

Episode transcript:
http://cannon.consulting/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/SCRIPT-FOR-PODCAST-6-Final.pdf

Questions? Suggestions? Consult with Percy?
https://cannon.consulting/contact/

The Business Apostolate Book:
https://www.amazon.com/Business-Apostolate-Insights-Achieve-Mission/dp/0985554231

Connect on LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/percycannon

Episode #5: How To Deliver Results Through Your Direct Reports (5/26/2020)

In today’s episode you will learn how to add value to your Direct Reports by understanding what each one of them needs from you.
I invite you to become a manager-coach. It’s one of the key choices you can make, whether you have recently moved from an Individual Contributor role to a corporate manager, or if you’ve been a manager for a few years. Seek to understand what your Direct Reports want from you, commit to helping them in those areas, and make this part of your day-to-day interaction with them.

Useful links:

Episode transcript:
http://cannon.consulting/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/SCRIPT-FOR-PODCAST-5-Final.pdf

Questions? Suggestions? Consult with Percy?
https://cannon.consulting/contact/

The Business Apostolate Book:
https://www.amazon.com/Business-Apostolate-Insights-Achieve-Mission/dp/0985554231

Connect on LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/percycannon

Episode #4: How To Deliver Results Through Your Boss (5/19/2020)

In today’s episode you will learn two resourceful tips you can use to deliver results through your boss, a crucially important audience.
Seek to constantly clarify and update what your boss expects from you. Never assume that the performance objectives you received at the beginning of the year will remain fixed throughout the following twelve months. Things change, priorities get reshuffled and you don’t want to be putting your energy behind what you think is of value if you haven’t regularly validated with your boss what he or she thinks is of value.

Useful links:

Episode transcript:
http://cannon.consulting/script-for-podcast-4-final/

Questions? Suggestions? Consult with Percy?
https://cannon.consulting/contact/

The Business Apostolate Book:
https://www.amazon.com/Business-Apostolate-Insights-Achieve-Mission/dp/0985554231

Connect on LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/percycannon

Episode #3: How To Deliver Results Through Your Peers (5/8/2020)

Is it hard for you to trust some of your peers, especially those with whom you often interact at work?
Throughout the close to four decades that I’ve been working in the corporate world, first as a manager and now as an executive coach, I continue to see a huge opportunity for people from different teams to learn how to achieve results through others.
The few managers who learn to work with and through colleagues from other areas tend to be the ones who achieve better results and accelerate their career growth.

Useful links:

Episode transcript:
https://cannon.consulting/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/SCRIPT-FOR-PODCAST-3-Final-1.pdf

Questions? Suggestions? Consult with Percy?
https://cannon.consulting/contact/

The Business Apostolate Book:
https://www.amazon.com/Business-Apostolate-Insights-Achieve-Mission/dp/0985554231

Connect on LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/percycannon

Episode #2: How Can You Embrace A Mindset Of Service? (5/7/2020)

In our last episode, you learned about the importance of letting go of the mindset of an individual contributor, where you had to rely mostly on yourself to deliver your goals.
I invited you to instead achieve results through others by adopting a mindset of service.
But what happens if the service mindset doesn’t come naturally to you? Can you learn to adopt it? The good news is yes, you can learn this approach. The not-so-good news is that choosing to adopt a service mindset is not a decision you can make lightly.

Useful links:

Episode transcript:
https://cannon.consulting/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/SCRIPT-FOR-PODCAST-2-Final-2.pdf

Questions? Suggestions? Consult with Percy?
https://cannon.consulting/contact/

The Business Apostolate Book:
https://www.amazon.com/Business-Apostolate-Insights-Achieve-Mission/dp/0985554231

Connect on LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/percycannon

Episode #1: A Key Skill That Successful Corporate Managers Have Mastered (5/6/2020)

Are you a corporate manager whose Direct Reports are not capable of achieving their performance goals without your frequent involvement? Is it hard for you to trust some of the people you interact with at work? And, have you been able to enlist your boss to help you achieve your work priorities?
In this and future episodes, I will help you solve these and other challenges faced by corporate managers. I will build on the experience I have gained during the past 4 decades, from what I did well and the whole lot that I could have done better.

Useful links:

Episode transcript:
http://cannon.consulting/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/SCRIPT-FOR-PODCAST-1-Final-1.pdf

Questions? Suggestions? Consult with Percy?
https://cannon.consulting/contact/

The Business Apostolate Book:
https://www.amazon.com/Business-Apostolate-Insights-Achieve-Mission/dp/0985554231

Connect on LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/percycannon