Posts Tagged 'leadership speaker'

Stop Aiming and Fire the Arrow!

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Motivational Speaker Bill Stainton

Lorne Michaels—the creator and producer of Saturday Night Live—and I have several things in common:

  • We’ve both produced a multiple Emmy Award winning sketch comedy TV show.
  • We’ve both spawned national talent (in my case, Joel McHale and Bill Nye the Science Guy; in Lorne’s case, everybody else that you’ve ever heard of).
  • We’re both multi-gazillionaires (measured, in Lorne’s case, in U.S. dollars; and ...
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Leaders: Do You Know What Your Show Is?

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Motivational Speaker Bill StaintonOn September 26, 1990, a brand new show premiered on ABC, and television history was made. This show broke the rules, defied expectations, and was unlike anything anybody had ever seen before. The reason I say the show made history is because TV Guide rated it number 8 in their list of the 50 worst TV shows of all time. The show was called Cop Rock, and it lasted ...

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The Myth of the Lone Ranger

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With this major release now in theaters EVERYWHERE, I thought I’d share this tib-bit with you:movies-the-lone-ranger-armie-hammer

 

Americans have a fascination with the Lone Ranger. Not necessarily the Old West character played by Clayton Moore in the 1950s, but rather the whole idea of one man or woman acting alone, and triumphing against the odds. ...

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Embrace the Messy Part!

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Messy is good.

A recent article in The Wall Street Journal talks about leadership and creativity (one of my favorite topics, and the focus of my keynote program The Emmy Effect: How to Develop and Lead Award Winning Talent and Teams). In the article, author Justin Brady says:

[quote]Most leaders talk about creativity (or its cousin, innovation) without understanding what it is and how it happens. The process of real creativity is messy, chaotic, sometimes even disgusting, and ... Continue Reading →
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Wanna Buy a Fake Egg? Neither Do Your Customers!

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I’m a geek.

How much of a geek? I am a card-carrying member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM). Need I say more? IBM has a monthly magazine called The Linking Ring, and there’s a regular column that reviews magic tricks, books, and apparatus. In the most recent issue there is a product review that ends with this sentence:

[quote style=”boxed”]So if you are looking for a fake egg that compresses into a relatively small space and pops back into its ... Continue Reading →
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