Posts Tagged ‘G5 Leadership’

Just finished watching the G5 Leadership session Enchantment by Guy Kawasaki, author of the book by the same title.

I’ve always liked hearing Guy speak.

This is a good presentation that makes the distinction between the talk and the walk.

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Just finished watching the G5 Leadership session Fierce Conversations by Susan Scott, author of the book by the same title.

It’s a very good presentation about the very important, yet ignored idea that our conversations, especially within the business context, should actually be conversations and not soliloquies. They should be more than surface platitudes. As Hemingway said, we fail slowly, then suddenly. Change in any direction seldom occurs as the result of sudden, dramatic shifts, but rather the accumulation of small events.

Honest conversations are critical and by extension relationship.

I have been told that people don’t understand how their children can text (Facebook) constantly. They don’t realize that young people exist in a conversation that they never leave.

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Just finished a G5 Leadership session by David Allen entitled Getting Things Done, author of a book by the same name.

There is a reasonable amount of good material here, although it’s a bit slow in terms of pace and speaker dynamics.

Fundamentally, it comes down to approaching life from a clear space. You cannot respond well to new and potentially intense situations if you’re preoccupied. How do we get to a point where things are by-and-large taken care of.

The presenter goes over the process of identifying, classifying, addressing and reviewing.

Important first steps are:

  • identify the things we have to do (make lists)
  • determine what’s important and what isn’t

I would agree that we have a habit of “out of sight, out of mind” with life. We couple this with a prioritization methodology based on “latest and loudest.”

We need to know when we need to attend to the various things we have on our plate.

Finally, remember to not consider this a one-pass process. Lather, rinse, repeat.

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Just finished the G5 Leadership session by Connie Dieken entitled The Pitch, by the author of Talk Less, Say More.

It’s about how to present with power and persuasion to get people to buy-in to your ideas.

Important take-away, presentations should influence, not inform. I’ve got to agree, so many people just get up and read the slides.

Nobody wants to sit through that. Nobody wants to endure someone who likes to hear themselves talk.

She’s the first person who I’ve ever heard talk about the need for a presentation to have a single statement summary.

Good material on intent vs. impact.

PowerPoint presentations should be the backup to your lead vocals.

Nicely done.

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I just watched the G5 Leadership session by Steve Smith, Pure Confidence.

It’s about leadership, ego and balance. The book referenced by the session was Egonomics.


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Watched the G5 Leadership session by Jeremy Daniel The Color Code.

An interesting way to look at individual dynamics based on core motivations and needs.

As an amusing note, my color code breaks down as follows:

red 45.59%
blue 42.25%
yellow 7.53%
white 4.63%

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Just finished watching Dave Logan’s G5 Leadership session on Tribal Leadership.

If you haven’t been following his work, you probably should be.

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I’ve started looking at G5 Leadership. Good stuff.

It’s well worth the $100 ($99 in marketing-weenie-speak) per year.

Steve Farber’s session Greater Than Yourself was impressive.

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