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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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Pete Blank, former Disney University leader, shares a message from October 2020 from the Harvard Business Review.  He shares his take on this article which is all about Five Ways to be Happier at Work.  The five ways are:

  • Remove Interruptions
  • Ask for a Deadline Delay
  • Create Break Times
  • Take your allocated Vacation Time
  • Savor your Free Time

 

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On Sundays, leadership expert Pete Blank takes a verse or two from The Book of Proverbs in the Bible and aligns the message with our journey as leaders and managers.  Today, he talks about Proverbs 10:27.

27 The fear of the Lord adds length to life,
    but the years of the wicked are cut short.

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Today, Pete Blank shares the concept of Live Up! - Leaders do what they say as part of the Pick Up the Roach! series.  Today, Pete shares the power of personal values.

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Pete Blank, Leadership speaker and author and former Disney University leader, spend some time this week showcasing what others thought of Walt Disney the man.  They share stories through their eyes that help all of us learn how to become a better leader.  This week, they share stories about Walt Disney that relate to:

  • storytelling
  • delegating
  • getting ideas
  • volunteering
  • servant leadership
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Pete Blank, Leadership speaker and author and former Disney University leader, spend some time this week showcasing what others thought of Walt Disney the man.  They share stories through their eyes that help all of us learn how to become a better leader.  This week, they share stories about Walt Disney that relate to:

  • storytelling
  • delegating
  • getting ideas
  • volunteering
  • servant leadership
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Pete Blank, Leadership speaker and author and former Disney University leader, spend some time this week showcasing what others thought of Walt Disney the man.  They share stories through their eyes that help all of us learn how to become a better leader.  This week, they share stories about Walt Disney that relate to:

  • storytelling
  • delegating
  • getting ideas
  • volunteering
  • servant leadership
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Pete Blank, Leadership speaker and author and former Disney University leader, spend some time this week showcasing what others thought of Walt Disney the man.  They share stories through their eyes that help all of us learn how to become a better leader.  This week, they share stories about Walt Disney that relate to:

  • storytelling
  • delegating
  • getting ideas
  • volunteering
  • servant leadership
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Pete Blank, Leadership speaker and author and former Disney University leader, spend some time this week showcasing what others thought of Walt Disney the man.  They share stories through their eyes that help all of us learn how to become a better leader.  This week, they share stories about Walt Disney that relate to:

  • storytelling
  • delegating
  • getting ideas
  • volunteering
  • servant leadership

 

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Sundays are for Leadership by Proverbs.  Today, Pete Blank shares a message on the idea of "wealth without toil" from Proverbs 10:22

22 The blessing of the Lord brings wealth,
    without painful toil for it.

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Saturdays are for Pick up the Roach!  Today's Lessons is Ham Up! - Leaders drive the culture.  What culture are you setting for this upcoming holiday season.  With folks working remotely, and with COVID-19, folks will be looking to you as a leader to drive the culture.

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I find it amazing that there are so many great leadership words that end in "ate."  This is the fourth time to present this series with five brand new words.  What leadership lessons can you learn from the following words?

  • overcompensate
  • circumnavigate
  • misappropriate
  • overcomplicate
  • hyperventilate
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I find it amazing that there are so many great leadership words that end in "ate."  This is the fourth time to present this series with five brand new words.  What leadership lessons can you learn from the following words?

  • overcompensate
  • circumnavigate
  • misappropriate
  • overcomplicate
  • hyperventilate
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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 during the following segments!

Leading off with Brian:  Feel-good stories about hijabs, hair, and hard triathlons

Congratulations! You're an Idiot:  Pete shares simple mistakes that leaders make regarding HR and Management that cost their companies lots of money 

Over/Under Game Show:  Motivating your Employees during the Pandemic

The Daily Disney - Leaders give back via Night of a Million Lights at Give Kids the World

As always, thanks for listening and tell a friend!

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I find it amazing that there are so many great leadership words that end in "ate."  This is the fourth time to present this series with five brand new words.  What leadership lessons can you learn from the following words?

  • overcompensate
  • circumnavigate
  • misappropriate
  • overcomplicate
  • hyperventilate
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I find it amazing that there are so many great leadership words that end in "ate."  This is the fourth time to present this series with five brand new words.  What leadership lessons can you learn from the following words?

  • overcompensate
  • circumnavigate
  • misappropriate
  • overcomplicate
  • hyperventilate
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I find it amazing that there are so many great leadership words that end in "ate."  This is the fourth time to present this series with five brand new words.  What leadership lessons can you learn from the following words?

  • overcompensate
  • circumnavigate
  • misappropriate
  • overcomplicate
  • hyperventilate

 

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Sundays are for Leadership by Proverbs.  Today, leadership expert and author Pete Blank shares a message on blabbering from Proverbs 10:19-20.

19 Sin is not ended by multiplying words,
    but the prudent hold their tongues.

20 The tongue of the righteous is choice silver,
    but the heart of the wicked is of little value.

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Saturdays are for Picking up Roaches.  Today, Pete Blank shares the concept of Own Up!  Leaders take responsibility.  As a leader, what are you going to do if you have policies that are sometimes overlooked or not followed.  Time to Own Up!

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Leadership author and speaker Pete Blank spends time this week with one of his favorite series that he calls "By the Numbers."  Pete shares  numbers that fall into a specific theme and will help all us on our management and leadership journey.  This week's numbers are:

  • 117
  • 65
  • 800
  • 366
  • 13

What do these mean.  Tune in all week to find out.

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Leadership author and speaker Pete Blank spends time this week with one of his favorite series that he calls "By the Numbers."  Pete shares  numbers that fall into a specific theme and will help all us on our management and leadership journey.  This week's numbers are:

  • 117
  • 65
  • 800
  • 366
  • 13

What do these mean.  Tune in all week to find out.

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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:

-Dogs Elected as Mayors

-Art in Beirut to help Heal

-Health Care Front Line Workers Recognition

-"Learn from a Living Leader" with Anthony D. Sparks, Leadership author and speaker.  Learn more about Anthony at www.anthonydsparks.com 

-A fun game of Over/Under based on Leading/Inspiring Remote Employees during 

-The Daily Disney - Lessons from the book 55 Ways to Add Disney Magic to your Organization

As always, thanks for listening and tell a friend!

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Leadership author and speaker Pete Blank spends time this week with one of his favorite series that he calls "By the Numbers."  Pete shares  numbers that fall into a specific theme and will help all us on our management and leadership journey.  This week's numbers are:

  • 117
  • 65
  • 800
  • 366
  • 13

What do these mean.  Tune in all week to find out.

Play Now

Leadership author and speaker Pete Blank spends time this week with one of his favorite series that he calls "By the Numbers."  Pete shares  numbers that fall into a specific theme and will help all us on our management and leadership journey.  This week's numbers are:

  • 117
  • 65
  • 800
  • 366
  • 13

What do these mean.  Tune in all week to find out.

Play Now

Leadership author and speaker Pete Blank spends time this week with one of his favorite series that he calls "By the Numbers."  Pete shares  numbers that fall into a specific theme and will help all us on our management and leadership journey.  This week's numbers are:

  • 117
  • 65
  • 800
  • 366
  • 13

What do these mean.  Tune in all week to find out.

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Sundays are for Leadership by Proverbs.  Today, Pete Blank shares a message on "wise wisdom" from Chapter 10, verses 13-14.

13 Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning,
    but a rod is for the back of one who has no sense.

14 The wise store up knowledge,
    but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.

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Saturdays are for Pick Up the Roach! which is all about the six legs of leadership.  Pete Blank, leadership speaker and author, shares the concept of Word Up! - Leaders own every message.  Today, he talks about what messages you may share inadvertently this post-election season

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All this week, Pete Blank breaks down Disney's Great Leader Strategy #3, which is "Make sure Cast Members are Knowledgeable about their Roles."  This means that Disney leaders and managers have a responsibility to not only confirm employee knowledge, but also teach and train when necessary.  This week's five tips that fall under this strategy include:

  • proactively walks and assess your area
  • make sure employees know WHERE and HOW to spend their time
  • have a clearly defined process for keeping employees up-to-date on all needed information
  • how to satisfy/exceed customer expectations
  • management should be actively involved
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All this week, Pete Blank breaks down Disney's Great Leader Strategy #3, which is "Make sure Cast Members are Knowledgeable about their Roles."  This means that Disney leaders and managers have a responsibility to not only confirm employee knowledge, but also teach and train when necessary.  This week's five tips that fall under this strategy include:

  • proactively walks and assess your area
  • make sure employees know WHERE and HOW to spend their time
  • have a clearly defined process for keeping employees up-to-date on all needed information
  • how to satisfy/exceed customer expectations
  • management should be actively involved
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All this week, Pete Blank breaks down Disney's Great Leader Strategy #3, which is "Make sure Cast Members are Knowledgeable about their Roles."  This means that Disney leaders and managers have a responsibility to not only confirm employee knowledge, but also teach and train when necessary.  This week's five tips that fall under this strategy include:

  • proactively walks and assess your area
  • make sure employees know WHERE and HOW to spend their time
  • have a clearly defined process for keeping employees up-to-date on all needed information
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All this week, Pete Blank breaks down Disney's Great Leader Strategy #3, which is "Make sure Cast Members are Knowledgeable about their Roles."  This means that Disney leaders and managers have a responsibility to not only confirm employee knowledge, but also teach and train when necessary.  This week's five tips that fall under this strategy include:

  • proactively walks and assess your area
  • make sure employees know WHERE and HOW to spend their time
Play Now

All this week, Pete Blank breaks down Disney's Great Leader Strategy #3, which is "Make sure Cast Members are Knowledgeable about their Roles."  This means that Disney leaders and managers have a responsibility to not only confirm employee knowledge, but also teach and train when necessary.  This week's five tips that fall under this strategy include:

  • proactively walks and assess your area
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Sundays are for Leadership by Proverbs.  Great lesson today about work from Proverbs 10:3-5.  

The Lord does not let the righteous go hungry,
    but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.

Lazy hands make for poverty,
    but diligent hands bring wealth.

He who gathers crops in summer is a prudent son,
    but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.

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Saturdays are all about Pick Up the Roach!   Today is Plus Up! which means that Leaders do more than expected.  Are you going to do more than expected when it comes to giving and volunteering this holiday season?

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When it comes time for the manager to give the annual performance evaluation, one thing they need to keep in mind is 'rater bias.'  This week, Pete Blank shares five common rater bias tips that managers need to be aware of.  They are:

  • Halo Effect
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Central Tendency Error
  • Similar-to-Me
  • Recency Effect
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When it comes time for the manager to give the annual performance evaluation, one thing they need to keep in mind is 'rater bias.'  This week, Pete Blank shares five common rater bias tips that managers need to be aware of.  They are:

  • Halo Effect
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Central Tendency Error
  • Similar-to-Me
  • Recency Effect
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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:

-Lost Lemurs

-The Fifth Dementia

-She Talks to Cows

-Leadership Article of the Week from the BBC's Krystin Arneson about the German work-life balance concept of Feierabend

-A fun game of Over/Under based on Harvard and Employee Empowerment

-The Daily Disney - Playing Nice in the Sandbox

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When it comes time for the manager to give the annual performance evaluation, one thing they need to keep in mind is 'rater bias.'  This week, Pete Blank shares five common rater bias tips that managers need to be aware of.  They are:

  • Halo Effect
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Central Tendency Error
  • Similar-to-Me
  • Recency Effect
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When it comes time for the manager to give the annual performance evaluation, one thing they need to keep in mind is 'rater bias.'  This week, Pete Blank shares five common rater bias tips that managers need to be aware of.  They are:

  • Halo Effect
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Central Tendency Error
  • Similar-to-Me
  • Recency Effec
Play Now

When it comes time for the manager to give the annual performance evaluation, one thing they need to keep in mind is 'rater bias.'  This week, Pete Blank shares five common rater bias tips that managers need to be aware of.  They are:

  • Halo Effect
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Central Tendency Error
  • Similar-to-Me
  • Recency Effect
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Sundays are for Leadership by Proverbs.  Today in chapter 9 and verse 10, Pete Blank shares a verse on how fear leads to wisdom.

 

10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
    and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding

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Pete Blank, former Disney University Leader, author, and speaker, shares why leaders need to Pick Up! and remove their blinders when it comes to policies.

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The company BambooHR recently surveyed over 1000 people to find out about bad bosses.  Bad Behaviors 6-10 will be covered this week along with commentary from former Disney University Leader Pete Blank.  The final five "Bad Boss Behaviors" for 2020 are:

  • hiring and promoting the wrong people
  • "micromanaging" and not allowing you the "freedom to work"
  • not backing you up in disputes with customers
  • not providing proper direction on assignments/roles
  • not setting clear expectations
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The company BambooHR recently surveyed over 1000 people to find out about bad bosses.  Bad Behaviors 6-10 will be covered this week along with commentary from former Disney University Leader Pete Blank.  The final five "Bad Boss Behaviors" for 2020 are:

  • hiring and promoting the wrong people
  • "micromanaging" and not allowing you the "freedom to work"
  • not backing you up in disputes with customers
  • not providing proper direction on assignments/roles
  • not setting clear expectations
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The company BambooHR recently surveyed over 1000 people to find out about bad bosses.  Bad Behaviors 6-10 will be covered this week along with commentary from former Disney University Leader Pete Blank.  The final five "Bad Boss Behaviors" for 2020 are:

  • hiring and promoting the wrong people
  • "micromanaging" and not allowing you the "freedom to work"
  • not backing you up in disputes with customers
  • not providing proper direction on assignments/roles
  • not setting clear expectations
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The company BambooHR recently surveyed over 1000 people to find out about bad bosses.  Bad Behaviors 6-10 will be covered this week along with commentary from former Disney University Leader Pete Blank.  The final five "Bad Boss Behaviors" for 2020 are:

  • hiring and promoting the wrong people
  • "micromanaging" and not allowing you the "freedom to work"
  • not backing you up in disputes with customers
  • not providing proper direction on assignments/roles
  • not setting clear expectations
Play Now

The company BambooHR recently surveyed over 1000 people to find out about bad bosses.  Bad Behaviors 6-10 will be covered this week along with commentary from former Disney University Leader Pete Blank.  The final five "Bad Boss Behaviors" for 2020 are:

  • hiring and promoting the wrong people
  • "micromanaging" and not allowing you the "freedom to work"
  • not backing you up in disputes with customers
  • not providing proper direction on assignments/roles
  • not setting clear expectations
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Sundays are for Leadership by Proverbs.  Today, Pete Blank shares his passionate opinion about how this message from Proverbs on "rebuking" can align with all of us who like to argue on Facebook.

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Saturdays are for Pick Up the Roach!  Today's Leadership Leg of the Roach is Live Up! - Leaders do what they say.  Do you, as a leader, preach work-life balance to your team?  If so, are you heeding your own advice?

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This week, former Disney University Leader Pete Blank continues sharing his 55 Ways to Add Disney Magic (based on the newly released book by the same name).  This week, Pete covers tips 6-10 which are...

  • Fix all Mistakes with a Guest-First Attitude
  • Learn and Live the Concept of Business Savvy
  • Act Like a Leader At All Times
  • Share your Expectations with your Direct Reports within their First Week
  • Have Awareness beyond your own Department
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This week, former Disney University Leader Pete Blank continues sharing his 55 Ways to Add Disney Magic (based on the newly released book by the same name).  This week, Pete covers tips 6-10 which are...

  • Fix all Mistakes with a Guest-First Attitude
  • Learn and Live the Concept of Business Savvy
  • Act Like a Leader At All Times
  • Share your Expectations with your Direct Reports within their First Week
  • Have Awareness beyond your own Department
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