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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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Today in Leadership by Proverbs, Pete Blank looks at Chapter 8, verse 12, and shares some thoughts about wisdom's companions.

 

12 “I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence;
    I possess knowledge and discretion.

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Saturdays are all about Pick Up the Roach! - Today is Plus Up, which means leaders go above and beyond.  Today, Pete Blank talks about a restaurant manager who went above and beyond.

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This week, Pete Blank, former Disney University leader, continue the session on how spoken or unspoken expectations can lead to positive attitudes and behaviors.  Based on the Work Expectations Profile, these 10 expectations (shared over two weeks) need to be considered by both employee and employer.  The next five are:

  • expression
  • teamwork
  • stability
  • balance
  • career growth
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This week, Pete Blank, former Disney University leader, continue the session on how spoken or unspoken expectations can lead to positive attitudes and behaviors.  Based on the Work Expectations Profile, these 10 expectations (shared over two weeks) need to be considered by both employee and employer.  The next five are:

  • expression
  • teamwork
  • stability
  • balance
  • career growth
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Pete and Brian share leadership and laughs in this live-streamed podcast.  This episode includes just two segment!

Over and Under

Recap of Pete's visit to Walt Disney World and their Safety Protocols.

If you are thinking about a trip to WDW in the near future, this is the episode for you!

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This week, Pete Blank, former Disney University leader, continue the session on how spoken or unspoken expectations can lead to positive attitudes and behaviors.  Based on the Work Expectations Profile, these 10 expectations (shared over two weeks) need to be considered by both employee and employer.  The next five are:

  • expression
  • teamwork
  • stability
  • balance
  • career growth
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This week, Pete Blank, former Disney University leader, continue the session on how spoken or unspoken expectations can lead to positive attitudes and behaviors.  Based on the Work Expectations Profile, these 10 expectations (shared over two weeks) need to be considered by both employee and employer.  The next five are:

  • expression
  • teamwork
  • stability
  • balance
  • career growth
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This week, Pete Blank, former Disney University leader, continue the session on how spoken or unspoken expectations can lead to positive attitudes and behaviors.  Based on the Work Expectations Profile, these 10 expectations (shared over two weeks) need to be considered by both employee and employer.  The next five are:

  • expression
  • teamwork
  • stability
  • balance
  • career growth
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Sundays are about Leadership by Proverbs.  Today, Pete Blank shares a message from Chapter 8 all about Widsom.

 

Does not wisdom call out?
    Does not understanding raise her voice?
At the highest point along the way,
    where the paths meet, she takes her stand;
beside the gate leading into the city,
    at the entrance, she cries aloud:
“To you, O people, I call out;
    I raise my voice to all mankind.
You who are simple, gain prudence;
    you who are foolish, set your hearts on it.[a]
Listen, for I have trustworthy things to say;
    I open my lips to speak what is right.
My mouth speaks what is true,
    for my lips detest wickedness.
All the words of my mouth are just;
    none of them is crooked or perverse.
To the discerning all of them are right;
    they are upright to those who have found knowledge.
10 Choose my instruction instead of silver,
    knowledge rather than choice gold,
11 for wisdom is more precious than rubies,
    and nothing you desire can compare with her.

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Saturdays are all about Pick Up the Roach!  Today's lesson is around Pick Up! which means Leaders Remove their Blinders.  Today, Pete Blank shares why leaders need to look around and be sympathetic and empathetic around their employees and social issues.

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This week, Pete Blank, former Disney University leader, shares how spoken or unspoken expectations can lead to positive attitudes and behaviors.  Based on the Work Expectations Profile, these 10 expectations (shared over two weeks) need to be considered by both employee and employer.  The first five are:

  • structure
  • diversity
  • recognition
  • autonomy
  • environment
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This week, Pete Blank, former Disney University leader, shares how spoken or unspoken expectations can lead to positive attitudes and behaviors.  Based on the Work Expectations Profile, these 10 expectations (shared over two weeks) need to be considered by both employee and employer.  The first five are:

  • structure
  • diversity
  • recognition
  • autonomy
  • environment
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Pete and Brian take a look at great leadership and management strategies. In this episode, we talked and laughed and learned about:

-Gender Reveals and Fires

-Taking it to the Streets

-Drive Through Corn Dogs

-Leadership Article of the Week from Susan Fowler about the Five Belief Types

-A fun game of Over/Under based on Remote Work and Stress/Burnout

-The Daily Disney - Bumping the Lamp

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This week, Pete Blank, former Disney University leader, shares how spoken or unspoken expectations can lead to positive attitudes and behaviors.  Based on the Work Expectations Profile, these 10 expectations (shared over two weeks) need to be considered by both employee and employer.  The first five are:

  • structure
  • diversity
  • recognition
  • autonomy
  • environment
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This week, Pete Blank, former Disney University leader, shares how spoken or unspoken expectations can lead to positive attitudes and behaviors.  Based on the Work Expectations Profile, these 10 expectations (shared over two weeks) need to be considered by both employee and employer.  The first five are:

  • structure
  • diversity
  • recognition
  • autonomy
  • environment
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This week, Pete Blank, former Disney University leader, shares how spoken or unspoken expectations can lead to positive attitudes and behaviors.  Based on the Work Expectations Profile, these 10 expectations (shared over two weeks) need to be considered by both employee and employer.  The first five are:

  • structure
  • diversity
  • recognition
  • autonomy
  • environment
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In today's Leadership by Proverbs, Pete Blank shares a message on instruction from Proverbs 16:20-21

20 Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers,[a]
    and blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord.

21 The wise in heart are called discerning,
    and gracious words promote instruction.[b]

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Pick Up the Roach! is all about leadership.  Today's topic is Live Up! which means Leaders do what they say...especially if they say "Safety First!"

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Pete Blank learned all about Disney's Great Leader Strategies (GLS) when he worked at Walt Disney World.  GLS #2 was Make Sure you have the Right People in the Right Jobs.  To better understand that, here are some tips that align with it...

  • Have all the Skills
  • Hire the Best, not Best Available
  • Consider the Culture
  • Involve the Team
  • Remove Wrong-Fit
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Pete Blank learned all about Disney's Great Leader Strategies (GLS) when he worked at Walt Disney World.  GLS #2 was Make Sure you have the Right People in the Right Jobs.  To better understand that, here are some tips that align with it...

  • Have all the Skills
  • Hire the Best, not Best Available
  • Consider the Culture
  • Involve the Team
  • Remove Wrong-Fit
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Pete and Brian take a look at great leadership and management strategies. In this episode, we talked and laughed and learned about:

-Happy Service Dogs

-Happy Kidneys

-Happiness Museum

-Leadership Article of the Week from Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic about Long-Term Psychological Effects of Continued Remote Work

-A fun game of Over/Under based on Remote Work and Stress/Burnout

The Daily Disney - Using Closing Videos in New Hire Orientation for Happiness

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Pete Blank learned all about Disney's Great Leader Strategies (GLS) when he worked at Walt Disney World.  GLS #2 was Make Sure you have the Right People in the Right Jobs.  To better understand that, here are some tips that align with it...

  • Have all the Skills
  • Hire the Best, not Best Available
  • Consider the Culture
  • Involve the Team
  • Remove Wrong-Fit
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Pete Blank learned all about Disney's Great Leader Strategies (GLS) when he worked at Walt Disney World.  GLS #2 was Make Sure you have the Right People in the Right Jobs.  To better understand that, here are some tips that align with it...

  • Have all the Skills
  • Hire the Best, not Best Available
  • Consider the Culture
  • Involve the Team
  • Remove Wrong-Fit
Play Now

Pete Blank learned all about Disney's Great Leader Strategies (GLS) when he worked at Walt Disney World.  GLS #2 was Make Sure you have the Right People in the Right Jobs.  To better understand that, here are some tips that align with it...

  • Have all the Skills
  • Hire the Best, not Best Available
  • Consider the Culture
  • Involve the Team
  • Remove Wrong-Fit
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Sundays are for Leadership by Proverbs.  Today, Proverbs 16:16 tells us about the important of wisdom instead of silver and gold.  

16 How much better to get wisdom than gold,
    to get insight rather than silver!

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Pick Up the Roach is all about the six legs of leadership and the six legs of the roach.  Today, Pete Blank shares a leadership lesson from a local Parks and Recreation department around Ham Up! - Leaders drive the Culture.

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This week, Pete Blank shares some quotes directly from Walt Disney regarding his thoughts on making mistakes and handling failures.  These quotes and ideas can help all of us handle failure.  This week's quotes on this topic include:

  • mistakes
  • adversity
  • a good hard failure
  • fear
  • a kick in the teeth
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This week, Pete Blank shares some quotes directly from Walt Disney regarding his thoughts on making mistakes and handling failures.  These quotes and ideas can help all of us handle failure.  This week's quotes on this topic include:

  • mistakes
  • adversity
  • a good hard failure
  • fear
  • a kick in the teeth
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Pete and Brian take a look at great leadership and management strategies. In this episode, we talked and laughed and learned about:

  • Seeing the Beat
  • American Girls (Dolls)
  • Bicycle Bob
  • Leadership Article of the Week from Julie Winkle Giulioni about Four Tips for more Effective Virtual Meetings
  • A funner game of Over/Under based on Employee Engagement
  • The Daily Disney - Every Role a Starring Role - Disneyland Duty Manager 
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This week, Pete Blank shares some quotes directly from Walt Disney regarding his thoughts on making mistakes and handling failures.  These quotes and ideas can help all of us handle failure.  This week's quotes on this topic include:

  • mistakes
  • adversity
  • a good hard failure
  • fear
  • a kick in the teeth
Play Now

This week, Pete Blank shares some quotes directly from Walt Disney regarding his thoughts on making mistakes and handling failures.  These quotes and ideas can help all of us handle failure.  This week's quotes on this topic include:

  • mistakes
  • adversity
  • a good hard failure
  • fear
  • a kick in the teeth
Play Now

This week, Pete Blank shares some quotes directly from Walt Disney regarding his thoughts on making mistakes and handling failures.  These quotes and ideas can help all of us handle failure.  This week's quotes on this topic include:

  • mistakes
  • adversity
  • a good hard failure
  • fear
  • a kick in the teeth
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Sundays are all about Leadership by Proverbs.  Today, Proverbs 16:8 shares the power of "a little."

Better a little with righteousness
    than much gain with injustice.

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Pick Up the Roach! is all about the six legs of leadership.  Today, Pete Blank shares his thoughts on Own Up! - Leaders Take Responsibility.

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This week, Pete Blank once again takes another look at leadership words that end in "-ate" and how we can understand these words to make us better leaders.  This week's words are:

  • denigrate
  • retaliate
  • fluctuate
  • percolate
  • associate
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This week, Pete Blank once again takes another look at leadership words that end in "-ate" and how we can understand these words to make us better leaders.  This week's words are:

  • denigrate
  • retaliate
  • fluctuate
  • percolate
  • associate
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Pete and Brian talk about Leadership with a few Laughs thrown in.

On this week's episode, Pete and Brian talk about the following...

Leading Off - Seniors Giving Back, Paris Hilton, Kids Giving Back in NOLA

Article of the Week! - Are Remote Workers spending longer hours at "work?"

Over/Under - The best Game Show with the topic of Employee Experience

The Daily Disney - Customer Service, COVID-19, and the ADA

Thanks for listening, sharing, and tell a friend!

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This week, Pete Blank once again takes another look at leadership words that end in "-ate" and how we can understand these words to make us better leaders.  This week's words are:

  • denigrate
  • retaliate
  • fluctuate
  • percolate
  • associate
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This week, Pete Blank once again takes another look at leadership words that end in "-ate" and how we can understand these words to make us better leaders.  This week's words are:

  • denigrate
  • retaliate
  • fluctuate
  • percolate
  • associate
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This week, Pete Blank once again takes another look at leadership words that end in "-ate" and how we can understand these words to make us better leaders.  This week's words are:

  • denigrate
  • retaliate
  • fluctuate
  • percolate
  • associate
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What does it mean to be "proud of heart?"  Pete Blank, leadership expert, shares his thoughts in today's Leadership by Proverbs. 

The Lord detests all the proud of heart.
    Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished.

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Pick Up the Roach! is all about the six legs of leadership.  Today, Pete Blank shares a message on Word Up! - Leaders OWN every message.  What message do you share when you use certain words?

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This week, Pete Blank takes a look at Patrick Lencioni's Five Dysfunctions of a Team and how you can use this information to create a high performing team.  The five dysfunctions are:

  • Absence of Trust
  • Fear of Conflict
  • Lack of Commitment
  • Avoidance of Accountability
  • Inattention to Results
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This week, Pete Blank takes a look at Patrick Lencioni's Five Dysfunctions of a Team and how you can use this information to create a high performing team.  The five dysfunctions are:

  • Absence of Trust
  • Fear of Conflict
  • Lack of Commitment
  • Avoidance of Accountability
  • Inattention to Results
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Pete and Brian talk about Leadership with a few Laughs thrown in.

On this week's episode, Pete and Brian talk about the following...

Leading Off - Nice People, Nice Kids, and Mike Tyson

Congratulations! You're an Idiot! - This new segment is all about leaders who make really really really bad decisions

Over/Under - The best Game Show with the topic of Employee Experience

The Daily Disney - Walt Disney Quotes about Kids, Youth, and Teens

Thanks for listening, sharing, and tell a friend!

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This week, Pete Blank takes a look at Patrick Lencioni's Five Dysfunctions of a Team and how you can use this information to create a high performing team.  The five dysfunctions are:

  • Absence of Trust
  • Fear of Conflict
  • Lack of Commitment
  • Avoidance of Accountability
  • Inattention to Results
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This week, Pete Blank takes a look at Patrick Lencioni's Five Dysfunctions of a Team and how you can use this information to create a high performing team.  The five dysfunctions are:

  • Absence of Trust
  • Fear of Conflict
  • Lack of Commitment
  • Avoidance of Accountability
  • Inattention to Results
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This week, Pete Blank takes a look at Patrick Lencioni's Five Dysfunctions of a Team and how you can use this information to create a high performing team.  The five dysfunctions are:

  • Absence of Trust
  • Fear of Conflict
  • Lack of Commitment
  • Avoidance of Accountability
  • Inattention to Results
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Sunday's are for Leadership by Proverbs.  Today, Pete Blank spends some time with Proverbs 16:4 which is all about God's Purpose.  

The Lord works out everything to its proper end—
    even the wicked for a day of disaster.

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Former Disney University Leader Pete Blank takes some time to share the lesson of Plus Up! - Leaders do more than expected.  This means that leaders should always go above and beyond for their people, their processes, and their property.  BUT...what is "above and beyond" these days?

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