Here’s an interview with Kyle, who has been a part of 2 huge new start ups and has some great insight. His first project was launching a new TV station, that’s right, a TV station called Halogen. Its available to 13 million people across the US. The second start up is a really cool project called Help-Portrait. What started as a little ideas has spread to thousands of people. On 12/12/09, thousands of photographers across country are taking portraits of people who can’t afford it for free. Its a very simple idea of love and compassion. Listen in as Kyle talks about these projects.
Having a brief interview with Tony Morgan. He is a cockroach killing, leadership, strategy, web 2.0 guru. Post your any questions you’d like answered here. Should be a fun time.
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This past week, my wife and some friends went to the Cirque de Soleil. If you are unfamiliar with the show, its a high intensity, acrobatic, crazy body contortions show. As we watched people fly through the air and land on small beams or flipping on the trapeze to be caught by the next guy, I could not stop thinking about how crucial everyone is to the success of the program.
This was one of the best illustrations of trust in a team I’ve ever seen. One of the stunts was six guys. 4 guys held two balance beams on their shoulders while the other two did crazy jumps and flips…and yes, landing back on the balance beam. For the grand finale of the stunt, one guy jumped incredibly high (I’d estimate 18 feet in the air) and did 3 flips, but he didn’t go straight up. He moved to our left a few feet so the two guys holding the balance beam on their shoulders had to move over and place the beam exactly in the landing pattern of his feet. It was unbelievable. (Look at 51 seconds on the video to see what I mean)
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This week was the Backstage Leadership Session with Carlos Whittaker. If you are familiar with Carlos, then you know he lives a lot of his life “online” through his blog, twitter and youtube. It was a great time talking off line and to hear Carlos be very open and raw. There were a lot of great questions asked. I was impressed in a lot, but here are a few favorites.
- Carlos does weekly evaluations every Sunday of where he invested his time that week. If it is tilting too much in one area and not enough in another, he’ll make necessary corrections. He’s serious about guarding his family time.
- On creativity he said the best creative meetings happen when you come up with ideas before the meeting.
- For the creatives, “always be exploring your world.” He is constantly taking notes on things he sees and hears, even if he doesn’t have an obvious use for them yet.
It was an amazing time of learning. If you are interested to learn more about Backstage Leadership and joining private sessions with other great leaders, be sure to check out the current openings here.
Applications are now open for the spring class for Backstage Leadership. Starting in January, you’ll get to ask the questions you want to from an amazing group of leaders. Plus, you get group coaching to help you in the journey of applying all that you learn. Right now its less than $100/mo. You’ll get to hear from Mark Batterson, Ken Blanchard, Dan Cathy, Mike Foster and Catherine Rohr. This is one of the best deals in leadership development today. Don’t miss this opportunity.
If you know someone that could benefit as well, sign them up too!