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Sustainability and Your Untapped Talent Reserve

October 14, 2014 Leave a comment

I attended a very interesting panel discussion this morning on “The Spheres of Sustainability.” The panel was made up of 4 business leaders discussing how they integrated sustainability practices into their companies. The panelists were diverse and brought really valuable information surrounding sustainability of buildings, people, environment, and business practices.

Sustainability is literally defined as “the ability to be supported, upheld, or confirmed.” Sustainability is certainly buzzword for improving our footprint on the environment so it will be “sustained.” It’s important for the health of ourselves and our employees to “sustain” wellness.

All that being said, the discussion got me to thinking about sustainability in a broader scope. How do you “sustain” the talent that resides in your own company? You have a reservoir of skills, strengths, and abilities that reside in your employees (and yourself). How well do you support, uphold, and confirm that talent to squeeze every ounce of goodness out of it?

Sustainability is highly important ideal for our planet and out businesses moving forward. The question I pose to you involves the natural resources living in your people. Some of that talent is being used, but how much of it is left untapped? The bad news is that for many of you, if you don’t help it bubble to the top, that asset will take it’s talent elsewhere.

As you commit to sustainability in your organizational culture, don’t leave out the growth possible to your employees and yourself. This includes skills and development growth in leadership, communication, strategic thinking, time management, and personal self-worth to name a few. The ironic thing is that this opportunity is easier to get to than many other sustainability initiatives. You just have to be intentional about it.

My Unleashed Executive Experience is an open gate waiting for you or some of your key people to run through and gain that sustainability. All the panelists talked about keeping it simple, starting small, and building. That’s exactly what this program does. Click here to learn more about how it might just help you sustain and grow your own organic talent.

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Weedin Unleashed Video – September 24, 2014

September 25, 2014 Leave a comment

Topic – Extra Points from Monday – Cigars, Donuts, and Forgiveness (and a little rewards, too).

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Extra Points ~ New Paint

September 15, 2014 Leave a comment

14_02_DanCapJackRetouch_001This week’s focus point…New Paint

My wife Barb and I like watching the “Do It Yourself” home shows on TV. I’m not sure we have the gumption to do all of these renovations ourselves, yet we often get ideas for changes. In fact, this weekend we are strategizing over changes in our dining room and living room to try and maximize our space and utilize it more effectively. We often find that we are only using part of what we have and thus not making the most of the house.

As business professionals, we often don’t utilize the majority of our “house,” either. In this case, our talents, skills, and strengths. One of the reasons is because we become complacent. In your house, it’s easy to get comfortable with the look and feel and not change. You can go on for years without making any noticeable change and so you get what you get out of your house.

In business, it’s also easy to avoid making changes, never adding anything new, never shaking things up, or never just simply adding a coat of “new paint” to your equations. The result is becoming stale, stagnant, and unfulfilled. Why not take a cue from these home improvement shows and improve yourself with that new coat of paint, updated living space, or new addition? You never know…you might just find that the new you brings excitement and energy to that “old home!”

© 2014 Dan Weedin. All Rights Reserved

 This week’s quote -

 You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.”

~ Robin Williams


Unleashed Executive Experience ~ LAST WEEK FOR FIRST EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT AND BIGGEST SAVINGS! A transformational experience for business owners, executives, and entrepreneurs to maximize their talents, skills, and company. The first 3 are registered! What do they know that you don’t? Check it out and learn more!

Inaugural Unleashed Summit on September 23rd. One week from tomorrow! Learn more and register now to save your seat to this dynamic event.

Weedin Unleashed LIVE broadcast at 12 pm PST today!

Breathing Your Own Exhaust is Hazardous to Your Health

August 5, 2014 2 comments

We all know that if you park your car in your garage, shut the door and leave the car running, you have problems. If you stay in the car, the carbon monoxide will overtake the oxygen and very quickly suffocate you. Breathing your own exhaust is fatal.

The same is true in business.

If you continue doing what you’ve always done (sitting in your car); never take any input advice, coaching, mentoring, or any kind of professional development and solely listen to yourself (exhaust); and close out all avenues of risk (closed garage door); you will also suffocate your career. It’s called “breathing your own exhaust,” and the concept was fist taught to me by my professional mentor, Alan Weiss. I was reminded of it during my live broadcast yesterday (watch recording below ~ 24 minutes).

It’s easy to become a lone wolf. You can be sole practitioner consultant or an executive in a Fortune 500 company. It doesn’t matter. If you spend too much time listening only to yourself, you can’t grow and expand. You have to bring in some “fresh air.”

This week, I have started a campaign to call people (that’s right, call NOT email) in my community to ask what topics they want to see me address in my newsletters and videos. The response has been fantastic and I’ve picked up some new ideas that I’d never considered. It’s one of the ways I try to take in fresh air to keep my intellectual property relevant and fresh. What can you do in your business to do the same?

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Weedin Unleashed Video – July 28th

July 30, 2014 Leave a comment

Watch the recording from Monday’s broadcast. The topic this week is “Barking Up the Wrong Tree” (15 min)

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Extra Points – The Invisible Fence

July 21, 2014 Leave a comment

This week’s focus point…Invisible Fence14_02_DanCapJackRetouch_001

I’ve been told by friends that the invisible fence has worked well for their dogs. They’ve told me that Captain Jack would be easily trained for it and I should consider it. I don’t think so.

Captain Jack understands the adventures and excitement waiting beyond the invisible fence. He also knows that the pain inflicted by the shock of electricity is brief and temporary. I have no doubt that Jack would figure out very quickly that a mad dash to break through would sting for a few seconds and rush of adrenalin soon take over as he sprinted “unleashed” to the world.

We should emulate dogs more…

We humans are really adept at building imaginary fences in our lives that keep us trapped in our yard. Fear of failure, fear of rejection, past experience, anxiety over the future, and a dozen other things make up the links to the chains that frame our invisible fences. We soon become very comfortable and secure never venturing outside our yards. This results in never maximizing our talents and leaving money on the table at the end of our lives. Dogs intend to leave this world penniless.

The invisible fences in our lives can also cause pain, yet like those crafted for dogs, the pain is brief and temporary. Your reward lays waiting out there, Are you ready to be unleashed!

© 2014 Dan Weedin. All Rights Reserved

This week’s quote -

“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.”
~ Robert Heinlein

Inaugural Unleashed Summit on September 23rd. Learn more and register now to save your seat to this dynamic event.

New Weedin Unleashed today at 12:00 pm PST. Join for free. We will discuss this topic from today. The invisible fence is a segment of a chapter in my new book that I’m currently writing. Join in on the call and you may just end up as part of the book!

Unleashed Summit

July 9, 2014 1 comment

Captain JackRegistrations continue for the inaugural Unleashed Summit. Are you coming?

Here’s the deal…

If you want to really ramp up momentum to finish the year strong (yes – it’s approaching) and start 2015 with BANG, then you need to make this investment in yourself. This half-day event where we discuss concepts, topics, and best practices around maximizing your talent and becoming truly “unleashed”  will be the best event you attend this year with the highest ROI. It’s almost free and the people you meet and the takeaways you will get will make it all worth your investment. Heck, you will also have a chance to meet Captain Jack!

Don’t miss it. I promise that you will walk away with an incredible amount of value, my new book, and new opportunities for increased success.

Register today

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