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Daily One 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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This week, Pete Blank shares another list of his personal pet peeves.  While these traits do drive him nuts, he is more concerned for damage to the personal brand of those leaders who exemplify these traits on a regular basis.  This week's pet peeves are:

  • Giving Political Answers
  • Signage without Accountability
  • Non Zipper-Mergers
  • Lack of Benefits Clarity
  • Next-in-Line Cutters
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This week, Pete Blank shares another list of his personal pet peeves.  While these traits do drive him nuts, he is more concerned for damage to the personal brand of those leaders who exemplify these traits on a regular basis.  This week's pet peeves are:

  • Giving Political Answers
  • Signage without Accountability
  • Non Zipper-Mergers
  • Lack of Benefits Clarity
  • Next-in-Line Cutters
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This week, Pete Blank shares another list of his personal pet peeves.  While these traits do drive him nuts, he is more concerned for damage to the personal brand of those leaders who exemplify these traits on a regular basis.  This week's pet peeves are:

  • Giving Political Answers
  • Signage without Accountability
  • Non Zipper-Mergers
  • Lack of Benefits Clarity
  • Next-in-Line Cutters
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In this episode of Leadership by Proverbs, Pete Blank shares a thought on the idea of Wisdom.  It comes from verses 20-21 which state:

Out in the open wisdom calls aloud,
    she raises her voice in the public square;
21 on top of the wall[d] she cries out,
    at the city gate she makes her speech:

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Pick Up the Roach has a leg titled "Pick Up!" which means Leaders remove their blinders.  Sometimes, leaders need to remove their blinders and take a long, hard look at themselves.

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This week, Pete Blank, who just happens to be at Panama City Beach, FL, this week, shares five of his favorite restaurants down there and why the "show" element is just as important as the food and service.  Those restaurants and lessons are:

  • Schooners Tradition
  • Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Theming
  • Pineapple Willy's Location
  • Angelo's Steak Pit Name, Bull, and Show Kitchen
  • Captain Anderson's Overall Experience
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This week, Pete Blank, who just happens to be at Panama City Beach, FL, this week, shares five of his favorite restaurants down there and why the "show" element is just as important as the food and service.  Those restaurants and lessons are:

  • Schooners Tradition
  • Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Theming
  • Pineapple Willy's Location
  • Angelo's Steak Pit Name, Bull, and Show Kitchen
  • Captain Anderson's Overall Experience
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This week, Pete Blank, who just happens to be at Panama City Beach, FL, this week, shares five of his favorite restaurants down there and why the "show" element is just as important as the food and service.  Those restaurants and lessons are:

  • Schooners Tradition
  • Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Theming
  • Pineapple Willy's Location
  • Angelo's Steak Pit Name, Bull, and Show Kitchen
  • Captain Anderson's Overall Experience
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This week, Pete Blank, who just happens to be at Panama City Beach, FL, this week, shares five of his favorite restaurants down there and why the "show" element is just as important as the food and service.  Those restaurants and lessons are:

  • Schooners Tradition
  • Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Theming
  • Pineapple Willy's Location
  • Angelo's Steak Pit Name, Bull, and Show Kitchen
  • Captain Anderson's Overall Experience
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This week, Pete Blank, who just happens to be at Panama City Beach, FL, this week, shares five of his favorite restaurants down there and why the "show" element is just as important as the food and service.  Those restaurants and lessons are:

  • Schooners Tradition
  • Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Theming
  • Pineapple Willy's Location
  • Angelo's Steak Pit Name, Bull, and Show Kitchen
  • Captain Anderson's Overall Experience
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Sometimes, the best advice many of us have ever received is from our Fathers and Mothers.  What lessons can we learn from them.  Proverbs 1:8-9 tells us...:

Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction
    and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.
They are a garland to grace your head
    and a chain to adorn your neck.

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In this leg of Pick Up the Roach!, we focus on Live Up! - Leaders do what they say.  Through a simple story of a soda, this reminds all of us to make sure that we are consistent with our words and deeds.

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In this week's series, Pete Blank, former Disney University leader, takes the concepts from Gary Chapman's book titled "The Five Love Languages" and shares how these can (or cannot) be applied in the workplace to enhance team culture and individual relationships.  They are:

  • Words of Affirmation
  • Quality Time
  • Receiving Gifts
  • Acts of Service 
  • Physical Touch
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In this week's series, Pete Blank, former Disney University leader, takes the concepts from Gary Chapman's book titled "The Five Love Languages" and shares how these can (or cannot) be applied in the workplace to enhance team culture and individual relationships.  They are:

  • Words of Affirmation
  • Quality Time
  • Receiving Gifts
  • Acts of Service 
  • Physical Touch
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In this week's series, Pete Blank, former Disney University leader, takes the concepts from Gary Chapman's book titled "The Five Love Languages" and shares how these can (or cannot) be applied in the workplace to enhance team culture and individual relationships.  They are:

  • Words of Affirmation
  • Quality Time
  • Receiving Gifts
  • Acts of Service 
  • Physical Touch
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In this week's series, Pete Blank, former Disney University leader, takes the concepts from Gary Chapman's book titled "The Five Love Languages" and shares how these can (or cannot) be applied in the workplace to enhance team culture and individual relationships.  They are:

  • Words of Affirmation
  • Quality Time
  • Receiving Gifts
  • Acts of Service 
  • Physical Touch
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In this week's series, Pete Blank, former Disney University leader, takes the concepts from Gary Chapman's book titled "The Five Love Languages" and shares how these can (or cannot) be applied in the workplace to enhance team culture and individual relationships.  They are:

  • Words of Affirmation
  • Quality Time
  • Receiving Gifts
  • Acts of Service 
  • Physical Touch
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In this week's Leadership by Proverbs, we take a look at Proverbs 29:23, which states the following:

Pride brings a person low,
    but the lowly in spirit gain honor.

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One of the six legs of the roach is Ham Up! - Leaders Drive the Culture.  One way to make a culture where everyone feels valued is to ask one simple question - "What do you think?"  This question will help drive a successful team culture.

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This week, Pete Blank focuses on numbers and lessons we can learn from different numbers.  This week's numbers and lessons are:

  • 20 - Epcot and Customer Service
  • 300 - Pete's Points and Persistence
  • 1971 - Magic Kingdom and Longevity
  • 1937 - Snow White and Courage
  • 30 - Trash Cans and Measurement
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This week, Pete Blank focuses on numbers and lessons we can learn from different numbers.  This week's numbers and lessons are:

  • 20 - Epcot and Customer Service
  • 300 - Pete's Points and Persistence
  • 1971 - Magic Kingdom and Longevity
  • 1937 - Snow White and Courage
  • 30 - Trash Cans and Measurement
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This week, Pete Blank focuses on numbers and lessons we can learn from different numbers.  This week's numbers and lessons are:

  • 20 - Epcot and Customer Service
  • 300 - Pete's Points and Persistence
  • 1971 - Magic Kingdom and Longevity
  • 1937 - Snow White and Courage
  • 30 - Trash Cans and Measurement
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This week, Pete Blank focuses on numbers and lessons we can learn from different numbers.  This week's numbers and lessons are:

  • 20 - Epcot and Customer Service
  • 300 - Pete's Points and Persistence
  • 1971 - Magic Kingdom and Longevity
  • 1937 - Snow White and Courage
  • 30 - Trash Cans and Measurement
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This week, Pete Blank focuses on numbers and lessons we can learn from different numbers.  This week's numbers and lessons are:

  • 20 - Epcot and Customer Service
  • 300 - Pete's Points and Persistence
  • 1971 - Magic Kingdom and Longevity
  • 1937 - Snow White and Courage
  • 30 - Trash Cans and Measurement
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Sunday is always Leadership by Proverbs, which means leadership lessons from a Biblical point of view.  Today we work on Proverbs 29:11 which says...

Fools give full vent to their rage,
    but the wise bring calm in the end.

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In this session of Pete's Points, Pete covers one of the six leadership legs of the roach which is Own Up! - Leaders take responsibility.  It is important to be responsible for MANY things, including sharing how much you love your company and take pride in your workplace.  Leaders need to "own" sharing their passion.

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In this week's series, Pete Blank shares how the five senses can engage both the cast members (employees) and the guests (customers).  Included are examples from Disney and the Personnel Board on how you can utilize the five senses to improve your organization.  They are:

  • Sight
  • Sound
  • Smell
  • Touch
  • Taste
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In this week's series, Pete Blank shares how the five senses can engage both the cast members (employees) and the guests (customers).  Included are examples from Disney and the Personnel Board on how you can utilize the five senses to improve your organization.  They are:

  • Sight
  • Sound
  • Smell
  • Touch
  • Taste
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In this week's series, Pete Blank shares how the five senses can engage both the cast members (employees) and the guests (customers).  Included are examples from Disney and the Personnel Board on how you can utilize the five senses to improve your organization.  They are:

  • Sight
  • Sound
  • Smell
  • Touch
  • Taste
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In this week's series, Pete Blank shares how the five senses can engage both the cast members (employees) and the guests (customers).  Included are examples from Disney and the Personnel Board on how you can utilize the five senses to improve your organization.  They are:

  • Sight
  • Sound
  • Smell
  • Touch
  • Taste
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In this week's series, Pete Blank shares how the five senses can engage both the cast members (employees) and the guests (customers).  Included are examples from Disney and the Personnel Board on how you can utilize the five senses to improve your organization.  They are:

  • Sight
  • Sound
  • Smell
  • Touch
  • Taste
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Sunday is always Leadership by Proverbs, which means leadership lessons from a Biblical point of view.  Today we work on Proverbs 29:9 which says:

If a wise person goes to court with a fool,
    the fool rages and scoffs, and there is no peace.

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In this session of Pete's Points, Pete covers one of the six leadership legs of the roach which is Word Up! - Leaders own every Message.  It is important to recognize the importance of Body Language as a message.

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This week, Pete Blank finishes up the last two questions in the Gallup Q12 employee engagement (EE) survey, and then shares three action items that leaders can take relating to employee engagement surveys.

11.  In the last six months, has someone at work talked to you about your progress?

12.  In the last year, have you had opportunities to learn and grow?

Action Item 1:  Use the correct EE survey

Action Item 2:  Select and Coach the managers

Action Item 3:  Know the "Why?" and Key Business Metrics regarding EE

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This week, Pete Blank finishes up the last two questions in the Gallup Q12 employee engagement (EE) survey, and then shares three action items that leaders can take relating to employee engagement surveys.

11.  In the last six months, has someone at work talked to you about your progress?

12.  In the last year, have you had opportunities to learn and grow?

Action Item 1:  Use the correct EE survey

Action Item 2:  Select and Coach the managers

Action Item 3:  Know the "Why?" and Key Business Metrics regarding EE

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This week, Pete Blank finishes up the last two questions in the Gallup Q12 employee engagement (EE) survey, and then shares three action items that leaders can take relating to employee engagement surveys.

11.  In the last six months, has someone at work talked to you about your progress?

12.  In the last year, have you had opportunities to learn and grow?

Action Item 1:  Use the correct EE survey

Action Item 2:  Select and Coach the managers

Action Item 3:  Know the "Why?" and Key Business Metrics regarding EE

Play Now

This week, Pete Blank finishes up the last two questions in the Gallup Q12 employee engagement (EE) survey, and then shares three action items that leaders can take relating to employee engagement surveys.

11.  In the last six months, has someone at work talked to you about your progress?

12.  In the last year, have you had opportunities to learn and grow?

Action Item 1:  Use the correct EE survey

Action Item 2:  Select and Coach the managers

Action Item 3:  Know the "Why?" and Key Business Metrics regarding EE

Play Now

This week, Pete Blank finishes up the last two questions in the Gallup Q12 employee engagement (EE) survey, and then shares three action items that leaders can take relating to employee engagement surveys.

11.  In the last six months, has someone at work talked to you about your progress?

12.  In the last year, have you had opportunities to learn and grow?

Action Item 1:  Use the correct EE survey

Action Item 2:  Select and Coach the managers

Action Item 3:  Know the "Why?" and Key Business Metrics regarding EE

Play Now

Sunday is always Leadership by Proverbs, which means leadership lessons from a Biblical point of view.  Today we work on Proverbs 29:1 which says...

Whoever remains stiff-necked after many rebukes
    will suddenly be destroyed—without remedy.

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In this session of Pete's Points, Pete covers one of the six leadership legs of the roach which is Plus Up! - Leaders do more than expected.  It is important to find out the basic needs or expectations of the employees, and then do more than that.

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The Gallup Organization uses their Q12 questions for their employee engagement surveys.  If you are looking for an easy way to find out if your employees are engaged, just ask them these questions this week:

6.  Is there someone at work who encourages your development?

7. At work, do your opinions seem to matter?

8. Does the mission/purpose of your company make you feel your job is important?

9. Are your associates (fellow employees) committed to doing quality work?

10. Do you have a best friend at work?

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The Gallup Organization uses their Q12 questions for their employee engagement surveys.  If you are looking for an easy way to find out if your employees are engaged, just ask them these questions this week:

6.  Is there someone at work who encourages your development?

7. At work, do your opinions seem to matter?

8. Does the mission/purpose of your company make you feel your job is important?

9. Are your associates (fellow employees) committed to doing quality work?

10. Do you have a best friend at work?

Play Now

The Gallup Organization uses their Q12 questions for their employee engagement surveys.  If you are looking for an easy way to find out if your employees are engaged, just ask them these questions this week:

6.  Is there someone at work who encourages your development?

7. At work, do your opinions seem to matter?

8. Does the mission/purpose of your company make you feel your job is important?

9. Are your associates (fellow employees) committed to doing quality work?

10. Do you have a best friend at work?

Play Now

The Gallup Organization uses their Q12 questions for their employee engagement surveys.  If you are looking for an easy way to find out if your employees are engaged, just ask them these questions this week:

6.  Is there someone at work who encourages your development?

7. At work, do your opinions seem to matter?

8. Does the mission/purpose of your company make you feel your job is important?

9. Are your associates (fellow employees) committed to doing quality work?

10. Do you have a best friend at work?

Play Now

The Gallup Organization uses their Q12 questions for their employee engagement surveys.  If you are looking for an easy way to find out if your employees are engaged, just ask them these questions this week:

6.  Is there someone at work who encourages your development?

7. At work, do your opinions seem to matter?

8. Does the mission/purpose of your company make you feel your job is important?

9. Are your associates (fellow employees) committed to doing quality work?

10. Do you have a best friend at work?

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Poor does not always have to mean financially poor.  Some people are poor when it comes to time, energy, or love.  As leaders, we should always be looking for ways to give and share with the poor.  Proverbs 28:27 tells us...

27 Those who give to the poor will lack nothing,
    but those who close their eyes to them receive many curses.

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Pick up the Roach is all about the six legs of leadership.  The Pick Up leg reminds us that "Leaders remove their Blinders."  This short session tells us that when it comes to introverts, it is imperative that leaders remove their blinders and look for ways to coach and care.

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The Gallup Organization uses their Q12 questions for their employee engagement surveys.  If you are looking for an easy way to find out if your employees are engaged, just ask them these questions this week:

  1. Do you know what is expected of you at work?
  2. Do you have the materials and equipment to do your job right?
  3. At work, do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day?
  4. In the last seven days, have you received recognition or praise for doing good work?
  5. Does your supervisor, or someone at work, care about you as a person?
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The Gallup Organization uses their Q12 questions for their employee engagement surveys.  If you are looking for an easy way to find out if your employees are engaged, just ask them these questions this week:

  1. Do you know what is expected of you at work?
  2. Do you have the materials and equipment to do your job right?
  3. At work, do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day?
  4. In the last seven days, have you received recognition or praise for doing good work?
  5. Does your supervisor, or someone at work, care about you as a person?
Play Now

The Gallup Organization uses their Q12 questions for their employee engagement surveys.  If you are looking for an easy way to find out if your employees are engaged, just ask them these questions this week:

  1. Do you know what is expected of you at work?
  2. Do you have the materials and equipment to do your job right?
  3. At work, do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day?
  4. In the last seven days, have you received recognition or praise for doing good work?
  5. Does your supervisor, or someone at work, care about you as a person?
Play Now

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