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The E-Mess

The E Mess…Explaining the mess that Entrepreneurs create in running businesses.    In the E-Myth, Michael Gerber introduces the idea of success by working ON your business, not IN it. At the time 80% of new businesses failed. Now it’s closer to 90%. That’s one reason we call it the E-Mess.  About half the people who start new businesses simply try to replicate their job without their sucky boss. Now, attractive as this may seem, you may ...

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Drink And Grow Rich

We loved Think and Grow Rich from Napoleon Hill, but we changed our title to Drink and Grow Rich, because with 70% of the people hating their jobs, there’s a lot of drinking going on.    So, who writes a book about growing rich during the depression?  Someone who wants to grow rich.  Everyone noticed this crazy title and the bought the book, Making the author, well, rich.    Listen to the podcast here:    DRINK AND GROW RICH  Karla ...

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The One Minute Mangler

The One Minute Manager spends one minute on goals in the morning, one minute praising people, and one minute on reprimands (or re-directs as changed in The New One Minute Manager).  The One Minute Mangler can throw people under the train in less than a minute.  Listen to the podcast here:    “The One Minute Mangler”  Karla Nelson:  And welcome to The People Catalyst Podcast Allen Fahden.   Allen Fahden:  Hello Karla. I’m excited about today.   Karla Nelson:  Today is going to be a fun day as ...

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7 Habits of Highly Defective People

Stephen Covey shared the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People in 1989.  Karla Nelson and Allen Fahden add a little to his great discourse, looking at what are the habits of Highly Defective people. They answer questions like “How do you not put the sin in synergy?” “Are you being broactive instead of proactive?” and “Do you put the worst or first things first?”    Listen to the podcast here:    7 Habits of Highly Defective People   Karla Nelson:  Welcome to the People Catalyst Podcast, my ...

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Signing the Declaration of Independence: The First Dysfunctional Meeting

Here’s a trivia question: If Christmas is celebrated on December 25, and Valentine’s Day on February 14, when should we celebrate the Fourth of July? Duh, right? Well, not so fast.  Maybe it should be July 2nd. Congress voted for independence from England on July 2nd. 12 of the 13 colonies voted yes, while the New York delegation had to go home and get permission.  Or maybe it should be August 2nd, the date of ...

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Start With WTF

Simon Sinek’s Start with Why book is brilliant, and so is his Ted talk with 40 million+ views. But if you’re doing something other than marketing messages, something is missing.    The book and the Ted talk about how great leaders inspire people to take action. We agree, but it’s often not action that sustains itself. More on that in 30 seconds.    Why it’s a goodBook.  His insight, that the why comes before the what and the how ...

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It Doesn’t Matter What Color Is Your Parachute If It Doesn’t Open

When 70% of the people hate their jobs and 90% of CEOs fail because they can’t implement new ideas in their own company  it’s time to take a new look at the way we do our work.  It doesn’t matter what color your parachute is if it doesn’t open.  The real title, What Color is Your Parachute?, by Richard Nelson Bolles has sold more than 10 million copies since its introduction in 1975. Unlike so many business books, they update it every year.   ...

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“Built To Lapse”

18 companies were listed in “Built to Last”, but were they really “Built to LAPSE”? https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-happened-worlds-greatest-companies-chris-bradley/ Listen to the podcast here: “BUILT TO LAPSE” Karla Nelson:  And welcome to The People Catalysts Podcast, Allen Fahden Allen Fahden:  Good afternoon. Karla Nelson:  Good afternoon, sir, how are you today? Allen Fahden:  Beautiful afternoon, because afternoon follows morning, and morning is always great. Karla Nelson:  So the book we’re going to talk about today is Jim Collins ...

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In Search of Excellence

Is your organization “In Search of Extra Lunch” instead of “In Search of Excellence”? The clock and the calendar determine who should be the leader, not your organizational structure.  Learn more with Allen and Karla! https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-happened-worlds-greatest-companies-chris-bradley/ Listen to the podcast here: “IN SEARCH OF EXTRA LUNCH” Karla Nelson:  Welcome to the People Catalysts’ Podcast Allen. Allen Fahden:  Hello, Karla. Karla Nelson:  Hey there. How are you doing today? Allen Fahden:  I am happy that it’s morning. ...

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The Golden Circle with David Mead

You won’t want to miss this episode of The People Catalysts Podcast as David Mead shares his story and more.  Ten years ago, David’s employer brought in a little-known speaker, at the time, Simon Sinek, to train their team. David “Got” what Simon was teaching after only one session.  In response to David’s enthusiasm, Simon asked David what he was doing at 5AM ‘before his REAL job’…and the rest is history.  David worked with Simon ...

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