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Daily Two Minute Leadership and Business Strategies for the Busy Supervisor, Manager, or CEO from Pete Blank. Pete has been a TV Sportscaster, Disney University Leader, and Training and Development Manager.

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Building trust is always a key component of Leadership.  Steven M.R. Covey has written books about the speed of trust and the waves of trust.  Today, Pete Blank shares some of these trust lessons with you.

  • Talk straight
  • Be transparent
  • Show loyalty
  • Deliver results 
  • Get better
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Building trust is always a key component of Leadership.  Steven M.R. Covey has written books about the speed of trust and the waves of trust.  Today, Pete Blank shares some of these trust lessons with you.

  • Talk straight
  • Be transparent
  • Show loyalty
  • Deliver results 
  • Get better
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Building trust is always a key component of Leadership.  Steven M.R. Covey has written books about the speed of trust and the waves of trust.  Today, Pete Blank shares some of these trust lessons with you.

  • Talk straight
  • Be transparent
  • Show loyalty
  • Deliver results 
  • Get better
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Building trust is always a key component of Leadership.  Steven M.R. Covey has written books about the speed of trust and the waves of trust.  Today, Pete Blank shares some of these trust lessons with you.

  • Talk straight
  • Be transparent
  • Show loyalty
  • Deliver results 
  • Get better
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Building trust is always a key component of Leadership.  Steven M.R. Covey has written books about the speed of trust and the waves of trust.  Today, Pete Blank shares some of these trust lessons with you.

  • Talk straight
  • Be transparent
  • Show loyalty
  • Deliver results 
  • Get better
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Sunday's mean that Pete Blank is going to share Leadership Lessons from Proverbs.  Today, we talk about the dangers of riff raf in Proverbs 6:12-15!

A troublemaker and a villain,
    who goes about with a corrupt mouth,
13     who winks maliciously with his eye,
    signals with his feet
    and motions with his fingers,
14     who plots evil with deceit in his heart—
    he always stirs up conflict.
15 Therefore disaster will overtake him in an instant;
    he will suddenly be destroyed—without remedy.

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When it comes to Pick Up the Roach, there are six leadership legs on the roach.  Plus Up! means Leaders do more than expected.  This holds true for organizations as well.  The Biltmore Estate in North Carolina is a great example of a company that is trying to "Plus Up".  Pete Blank shares more in this flash briefing.

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This week, Pete Blank references material from the book titled The Respect Effect.  There are multiple ways that you can work as a leader to build respect in the workplace.  Lessons for this week include:

  • Be curious about the perspective of others
  • Learn to be wrong every now and then
  • Be aware of your non-verbal cues
  • When you disagree, explain why
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This week, Pete Blank references material from the book titled The Respect Effect.  There are multiple ways that you can work as a leader to build respect in the workplace.  Lessons for this week include:

  • Be curious about the perspective of others
  • Learn to be wrong every now and then
  • Be aware of your non-verbal cues
  • When you disagree, explain why
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This week, Pete Blank references material from the book titled The Respect Effect.  There are multiple ways that you can work as a leader to build respect in the workplace.  Lessons for this week include:

  • Be curious about the perspective of others
  • Learn to be wrong every now and then
  • Be aware of your non-verbal cues
  • When you disagree, explain why
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This week, Pete Blank references material from the book titled The Respect Effect.  There are multiple ways that you can work as a leader to build respect in the workplace.  Lessons for this week include:

  • Be curious about the perspective of others
  • Learn to be wrong every now and then
  • Be aware of your non-verbal cues
  • When you disagree, explain why
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This week, Pete Blank references material from the book titled The Respect Effect.  There are multiple ways that you can work as a leader to build respect in the workplace.  Lessons for this week include:

  • Be curious about the perspective of others
  • Learn to be wrong every now and then
  • Be aware of your non-verbal cues
  • When you disagree, explain why
  • Assume that everyone is smart about something
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Leadership by Proverbs today means Pete Blank takes us into the Book of Proverbs.  Today's lesson is all about what can we learn from the ant.

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
    consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
    no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
    and gathers its food at harvest.

 

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Pick Up the Roach is all about six traits of leadership.  This week, Pick Up! is discussed around performance theming.  Pick Up! means that leaders should remove their blinders, look around, and see their location through the lens of the customer.

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This week, Pete Blank shares leadership lessons from Walt Disney.  These are stories from his family and friends about him, how he lived, and how he led.  There are many lessons we can apply here to our own lives.  The lessons this week are about:

  • Being Self Learned
  • Employees as Friends
  • Family First
  • Getting your Hands Dirty
  • Adding Value
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This week, Pete Blank shares leadership lessons from Walt Disney.  These are stories from his family and friends about him, how he lived, and how he led.  There are many lessons we can apply here to our own lives.  The lessons this week are about:

  • Being Self Learned
  • Employees as Friends
  • Family First
  • Getting your Hands Dirty
  • Adding Value
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This week, Pete Blank shares leadership lessons from Walt Disney.  These are stories from his family and friends about him, how he lived, and how he led.  There are many lessons we can apply here to our own lives.  The lessons this week are about:

  • Being Self Learned
  • Employees as Friends
  • Family First
  • Getting your Hands Dirty
  • Adding Value
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This week, Pete Blank shares leadership lessons from Walt Disney.  These are stories from his family and friends about him, how he lived, and how he led.  There are many lessons we can apply here to our own lives.  The lessons this week are about:

  • Being Self Learned
  • Employees as Friends
  • Family First
  • Getting your Hands Dirty
  • Adding Value
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This week, Pete Blank shares leadership lessons from Walt Disney.  These are stories from his family and friends about him, how he lived, and how he led.  There are many lessons we can apply here to our own lives.  The lessons this week are about:

  • Being Self Learned
  • Employees as Friends
  • Family First
  • Getting your Hands Dirty
  • Adding Value
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In this episode of Leadership by Proverbs, we look at the idea of walking the straight path.  This can be seen in Proverbs 4:25-27 which says...

25 Let your eyes look straight ahead;
    fix your gaze directly before you.
26 Give careful thought to the[c] paths for your feet
    and be steadfast in all your ways.
27 Do not turn to the right or the left;
    keep your foot from evil.

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Pick Up the Roach is all about the six traits of leadership.  Live Up! - Leaders do what they say is the sixth leg.  If leaders say they are going to do something, they must follow through or risk losing their credibility.  This example of Ice and Mints will help explain

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This week, Pete Blank shares five questions that you want to ask to determine employee engagement levels.  These might be questions you ask about the organization, your department, or maybe these are questions you want to ask yourself to help determine if you are fully engaged at work.  The questions are:

  • How often do employees call in sick?
  • What are your retention rates?
  • Are promotions filled internally or externally?
  • Do employees know how their jobs/roles fit into the overall purpose?
  • How often are employees asked for feedback?
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This week, Pete Blank shares five questions that you want to ask to determine employee engagement levels.  These might be questions you ask about the organization, your department, or maybe these are questions you want to ask yourself to help determine if you are fully engaged at work.  The questions are:

  • How often do employees call in sick?
  • What are your retention rates?
  • Are promotions filled internally or externally?
  • Do employees know how their jobs/roles fit into the overall purpose?
  • How often are employees asked for feedback?
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This week, Pete Blank shares five questions that you want to ask to determine employee engagement levels.  These might be questions you ask about the organization, your department, or maybe these are questions you want to ask yourself to help determine if you are fully engaged at work.  The questions are:

  • How often do employees call in sick?
  • What are your retention rates?
  • Are promotions filled internally or externally?
  • Do employees know how their jobs/roles fit into the overall purpose?
  • How often are employees asked for feedback?
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This week, Pete Blank shares five questions that you want to ask to determine employee engagement levels.  These might be questions you ask about the organization, your department, or maybe these are questions you want to ask yourself to help determine if you are fully engaged at work.  The questions are:

  • How often do employees call in sick?
  • What are your retention rates?
  • Are promotions filled internally or externally?
  • Do employees know how their jobs/roles fit into the overall purpose?
  • How often are employees asked for feedback?
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This week, Pete Blank shares five questions that you want to ask to determine employee engagement levels.  These might be questions you ask about the organization, your department, or maybe these are questions you want to ask yourself to help determine if you are fully engaged at work.  The questions are:

  • How often do employees call in sick?
  • What are your retention rates?
  • Are promotions filled internally or externally?
  • Do employees know how their jobs/roles fit into the overall purpose?
  • How often are employees asked for feedback?
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In this week's Leadership by Proverbs, Pete Blank shares a message about evil people from Proverbs 4:14-17

Do not set foot on the path of the wicked
    or walk in the way of evildoers.
15 Avoid it, do not travel on it;
    turn from it and go on your way.
16 For they cannot rest until they do evil;
    they are robbed of sleep till they make someone stumble.
17 They eat the bread of wickedness
    and drink the wine of violence.

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Ham Up - Leaders Drive the Culture reminds us that the decisions leaders make can affect their work culture.  Pete Blank shares that a culture of clock-watching is also useful in certain industries, and should be avoided in others.  

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This week, Pete Blank shares five more of his pet peeves about poor leadership.  But this week, he turns the focus on himself and shares things about him that drive him nuts.  Some of them should apply to many of you as well.  They are:

  • Yes vs. No
  • Not Listening
  • Hypocrisy
  • Not reading enough
  • Looking ahead too often
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This week, Pete Blank shares five more of his pet peeves about poor leadership.  But this week, he turns the focus on himself and shares things about him that drive him nuts.  Some of them should apply to many of you as well.  They are:

  • Yes vs. No
  • Not Listening
  • Hypocrisy
  • Not reading enough
  • Looking ahead too often
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This week, Pete Blank shares five more of his pet peeves about poor leadership.  But this week, he turns the focus on himself and shares things about him that drive him nuts.  Some of them should apply to many of you as well.  They are:

  • Yes vs. No
  • Not Listening
  • Hypocrisy
  • Not reading enough
  • Looking ahead too often
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This week, Pete Blank shares five more of his pet peeves about poor leadership.  But this week, he turns the focus on himself and shares things about him that drive him nuts.  Some of them should apply to many of you as well.  They are:

  • Yes vs. No
  • Not Listening
  • Hypocrisy
  • Not reading enough
  • Looking ahead too often
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This week, Pete Blank shares five more of his pet peeves about poor leadership.  But this week, he turns the focus on himself and shares things about him that drive him nuts.  Some of them should apply to many of you as well.  They are:

  • Yes vs. No
  • Not Listening
  • Hypocrisy
  • Not reading enough
  • Looking ahead too often
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In today's Leadership by Proverbs, Pete Blank shares the value of wisdom and understanding for all of us as leaders.

Then he taught me, and he said to me,
    “Take hold of my words with all your heart;
    keep my commands, and you will live.
Get wisdom, get understanding;
    do not forget my words or turn away from them.
Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you;
    love her, and she will watch over you.
The beginning of wisdom is this: Get[a] wisdom.
    Though it cost all you have,[b] get understanding.
Cherish her, and she will exalt you;
    embrace her, and she will honor you.
She will give you a garland to grace your head
    and present you with a glorious crown.”

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Pick up the Roach is all about leadership.  Today, Pete Blank shares how work-like balance directly relates to Own Up! - Leaders take Responsibility.

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This week, Pete Blank uses the Alexa Flash Briefings to share five things that leaders may want to "let go."  They are:

  • Venting
  • Always Being Right
  • Sympathizing
  • Assuming the Worst in Others
  • Keeping Bad Employees
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This week, Pete Blank uses the Alexa Flash Briefings to share five things that leaders may want to "let go."  They are:

  • Venting
  • Always Being Right
  • Sympathizing
  • Assuming the Worst in Others
  • Keeping Bad Employees
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This week, Pete Blank uses the Alexa Flash Briefings to share five things that leaders may want to "let go."  They are:

  • Venting
  • Always Being Right
  • Sympathizing
  • Assuming the Worst in Others
  • Keeping Bad Employees
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This week, Pete Blank uses the Alexa Flash Briefings to share five things that leaders may want to "let go."  They are:

  • Venting
  • Always Being Right
  • Sympathizing
  • Assuming the Worst in Others
  • Keeping Bad Employees
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This week, Pete Blank uses the Alexa Flash Briefings to share five things that leaders may want to "let go."  They are:

  • Venting
  • Always Being Right
  • Sympathizing
  • Assuming the Worst in Others
  • Keeping Bad Employees
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Alexa Flash Briefings on Sunday's are all about Leadership by Proverbs.  Today, we hear about the danger of bullying.

29 Do not plot harm against your neighbor,
    who lives trustfully near you.
30 Do not accuse anyone for no reason—
    when they have done you no harm.

31 Do not envy the violent
    or choose any of their ways.

32 For the Lord detests the perverse
    but takes the upright into his confidence.

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In this Alexa Flash Briefing, Pete Blank shares a message from the Word Up! leg of the roach.  Word Up! means Leaders own every message.  One message that you never want to share is pulling the rug out from under your employees. It sends a very bad message.

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This week, Pete Blank focuses on the topic of the customer experience (CX).  Two weeks ago, the D23 Expo was held in California.  This three day bi-annual event is the largest meetings of the Disney Fan Club/Experience.  Pete shares five new announcements that came out of D23, and how these new projects include traits that create an awesome customer experience.

  • Monday     Calculated Risks       New Disney Cruise Line Island
  • Tuesday     Reinvention             The Re-Imagined Epcot Theme Park
  • Wednesday Partnerships            Cirque du Soleil
  • Thursday    Tech. Savvy             Disney Genie App
  • Friday        Immersion               Star Wars "Hotel" Experience
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This week, Pete Blank focuses on the topic of the customer experience (CX).  Two weeks ago, the D23 Expo was held in California.  This three day bi-annual event is the largest meetings of the Disney Fan Club/Experience.  Pete shares five new announcements that came out of D23, and how these new projects include traits that create an awesome customer experience.

  • Monday     Calculated Risks       New Disney Cruise Line Island
  • Tuesday     Reinvention             The Re-Imagined Epcot Theme Park
  • Wednesday Partnerships            Cirque du Soleil
  • Thursday    Tech. Savvy             Disney Genie App
  • Friday        Immersion               Star Wars "Hotel" Experience
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This week, Pete Blank focuses on the topic of the customer experience (CX).  Two weeks ago, the D23 Expo was held in California.  This three day bi-annual event is the largest meetings of the Disney Fan Club/Experience.  Pete shares five new announcements that came out of D23, and how these new projects include traits that create an awesome customer experience.

  • Monday     Calculated Risks       New Disney Cruise Line Island
  • Tuesday     Reinvention             The Re-Imagined Epcot Theme Park
  • Wednesday Partnerships            Cirque du Soleil
  • Thursday    Tech. Savvy             Disney Genie App
  • Friday        Immersion               Star Wars "Hotel" Experience
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This week, Pete Blank focuses on the topic of the customer experience (CX).  Two weeks ago, the D23 Expo was held in California.  This three day bi-annual event is the largest meetings of the Disney Fan Club/Experience.  Pete shares five new announcements that came out of D23, and how these new projects include traits that create an awesome customer experience.

  • Monday     Calculated Risks       New Disney Cruise Line Island
  • Tuesday     Reinvention             The Re-Imagined Epcot Theme Park
  • Wednesday Partnerships            Cirque du Soleil
  • Thursday    Tech. Savvy             Disney Genie App
  • Friday        Immersion               Star Wars "Hotel" Experience
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This week, Pete Blank focuses on the topic of the customer experience (CX).  Two weeks ago, the D23 Expo was held in California.  This three day bi-annual event is the largest meetings of the Disney Fan Club/Experience.  Pete shares five new announcements that came out of D23, and how these new projects include traits that create an awesome customer experience.

  • Monday     Calculated Risks       New Disney Cruise Line Island
  • Tuesday     Reinvention             The Re-Imagined Epcot Theme Park
  • Wednesday Partnerships            Cirque du Soleil
  • Thursday    Tech. Savvy             Disney Genie App
  • Friday        Immersion               Star Wars "Hotel" Experience
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In this week's Leadership by Proverbs, Pete shares the simple act of doing good NOW.  Not tomorrow, not when you get to it later...but now.  These verses from Proverbs explain more...

27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due,
    when it is in your power to act.
28 Do not say to your neighbor,
    “Come back tomorrow and I’ll give it to you”—
    when you already have it with you.

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One of the six legs of the roach is Plus Up - Leaders do more than expected!  While recognizing others should be a staple of good leadership, there are many managers who do NOT do this.  If you really want to go above and beyond as a leader, you need to recognize others who go "above and beyond" as well!

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This week, Pete Blank shares five things he learned at Influence 2019, which is the annual conference for the National Speakers Association (NSA).  Some are products, some are tips, but hopefully all will provide you some good ideas for your personal and professional life.

  • Monday - SavvyCard
  • Tuesday - Write a book for under $500
  • Wednesday - Rejection Therapy from Jia Jiang
  • Thursday - The Law of Reciprocity from Robert Cialdini
  • Friday - Pick one learning and just start doing it!
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