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July 18, 2017

Why Mis-Hires Slip Under Your Radar (And The Hiring Process To Spot Them) PART II

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Here’s how to craft the right questions to find qualified applicants in the hiring process…

Welcome to Part 2! We reached out to you folks a few weeks ago on Facebook and asked for your biggest questions and struggles in the hiring process.

Our VP of Operations and I have answers for you. Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How to craft interview questions to get qualified applicants
  • The right questions to get past the candidate’s “presentation” mode
  • How to see character  in an interview
  • The leadership steps to take before an interview…

  • Download The Interview Questions

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July 11, 2017

Why Mis-Hires Slip Under Your Radar (And The Hiring Process To Spot Them)

 

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Your top questions in the hiring process, answered. 

We reached out to you folks a few weeks ago on Facebook and asked for your biggest questions and struggles in the hiring process…

Our VP of Operations and I have answers for you. Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How to avoid “mis-hires”
  • What you need to evaluate BEFORE you start interviewing
  • The quick questions to uncover personality styles in an interview
  • What answers and responses to watch out for in an interview
  • The ins and outs of our hiring process
  • What you need to know to find qualified applicants that fit your culture like a glove…

Question: What is the most important part of your hiring process?

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June 20, 2017

Your Personal Plan To Become Your Strongest Self

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“I was living at 50%. I was scattered, all over the place…really trying to please people, not focused on the right things, and doing a lot of things “average,” instead of great or excellent.”

Todd is a dad of four, the president of a large family business with 130 employees, and he is also friend of mine. A year ago he was overwhelmed…

He was trying to be the best at home, in business, in the community as a friend. He started to become tired, worn down, and scattered. He felt good about himself by pleasing others and not letting them down, not realizing he was getting my worth from that. That’s not where worth should come from. There were a lot of lies going on in his head…

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Here’s how Todd got past trying to please people, overwhelm, tiredness, not feeling like he was accomplishing what he needed to… Listen here:

Here’s what you can do this week:

Learn more about Next-Level Life. Talk to us and see if it’s going to be an incredible fit for YOU.

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June 13, 2017

2 Steps To Working On Your Business, Not In It

 

2 Steps To Working On Your Business, Not In It

 

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According to the Census Bureau, 85% of businesses depend on the owner to run the day to day operations of the business…

On today’s show, we talk about that 85%…and how to not be that leader.

Discover how to control your time as a leader. Listen here:

  • The Leadership Crazy Cycle
  • The self-worth trap in leadership
  • 6 Steps to control your time as a leader
  • How to duplicate yourself with a team
  • How to get time back
  • The healthy leadership boundaries you need in place today

Question: How do you control your time as a leader?

 

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June 6, 2017

2 Critical Steps To Ditch Your Bad Habits

2 Critical Steps to Ditch Your Bad Habits

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Ditch your bad habits and learn from your past.

One of the best ways to make stronger decisions for your future is by learning from your past.

When I lead someone through Next-Level Life, we spend several hours going over Core Impacts in their life to see how they got to where they are today.

Core Impacts are key events from your past that help you gain perspective on where you’re at and where you’re going. Core Impact isn’t just a continuation of an event, it’s something that changed the direction of your life.

When we make decisions based on habits of the past, we lose out on some of the great moments or greatest changes in our lives.

Learn your Core Impacts, gain perspective on your past, and ditch your bad habits. Listen here:

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Question: How have you changed your bad habits?

What force-of-habit thinking is holding you back? If you want to dig deeper and gain perspective on your life and discover how to move past your Core Impacts and have a stronger life, click here: Next-Level Life.

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May 23, 2017

How To Be The Strong Father Your Children Need

This will change your family tree, your kid’s lives, and the kind of adults they become.

Folks, this content is powerful.

Today we have the brilliant Dr. Meg Meeker with us, who has spent more than thirty years practicing pediatric and adolescent medicine and counseling teens and parents. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and serves on the Advisory Board of the Medical Institute.

She is the bestselling author of several books, including Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters. She has appeared on just about every big national show you can thing of. Dr. Meeker and her husband Walter live in Michigan with their four children.

Kids needs their fathers. Wait, kids NEED their fathers, and they need a hero. Dr. Meg Meeker wrote Hero: Being The Strong Father Your Children Need to show married dads, divorced dad, widowed dads and stepdads how to be a hero, a father.

“Whether you know it or not, if you’re a dad, you’re a hero. If you want what is best for your children―if you want what is best for you―you should strive to be a hero father.”

Dr. Meeker’s book is going to show you how.

Go to www.megmeekermd.com and learn more about Dr. Meeker and get your copy of Hero: Becoming The Strong Father Your Children Need, today.

On this episode, you will discover:

  • The casualties of feminism on fathers
  • Our generation’s father crisis
  • How kids see their fathers, and what they need from them
  • What “big” things you need to get right with your kids
  • How carrying around expectations from our fathers affects our adult lives
  • What dads are designed to do, that moms aren’t
  • The must how-to for dads and their teenage daughters
  • How to step up as a dad, when you have a strong-willed spouse
  • How to parent and communicate with your spouse when there’s conflict
  • The questions you never want your grown up kids to ask you, and how to prevent them from asking
  • How to exercise your authority as a parent and spouse, the right way
  • The difference between coaching and leading your children

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Question: Which archetype do you most relate to, and how do you navigate?

Resources:

Get Hero: Becoming The Strong Father Your Children Need, here: http://bit.ly/2qATTVD

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May 16, 2017

Behind The Scenes With The Poimen Team: Live Events, Culture, and Masterminds

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Today I gave the team the podcast microphones, and I asked them for their thoughts…

I am SO excited to bring some of the team on the show this week. This episode is a special feature behind the scenes episode with a few team members of the Poimen Group! You’ll get to hear their perspective, favorite moments at Next-Level Leadership LIVE Event, and what they have to say about culture.

Welcome to the show Joel, our Head Client Coach, Heather, our Director of Operations, Event Coordinator, and Podcast Producer, and Savannah, our Social Media Marketing Manager and Podcast Production Assistant.

On this episode you’ll discover:

  • What it’s really like to work at The Poimen Group
  • The best moments inside of Next-Level Leadership LIVE Event 2018
  • The team’s favorite moments from Next-Level Leadership
  • What a “solving problems” culture looks like
  • Why culture and social movements are wrong about stay at home moms
  • New content coming your way in summer 2017!

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May 12, 2017

From Next-Level Leadership LIVE Event 2017: Your System For Success

Day Two of Next-Level Leadership Live Event kicked off with our attendees ready to dive in, mastermind, and grow their leadership.

One of the day’s highlights was hearing from the Next-Level Mastermind Coaching clients. Mastermind Coaching group members joined Chris on stage and talked about what it’s actually like to be a part of this team and accountability group. The Mastermind team opened up about the huge impacts of Next-Level Life, StratPlan and Mastermind Coaching groups in their personal lives and businesses.

 

 

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But it wasn’t all business. Our Next-Level Mastermind clients shared the impact of the program on their lives:

“The leadership journey over the last few years through Next-Level Mastermind has helped me become the father and husband I want to be. One of my daughters is 3 and the other is 11…the 11 year old is a lot like me, and it’s amazing to see the person she can grow into now that I know how to be a better father.” 

Other members of the panel shared the impacts of Next-Level Mastermind on their marriage, kids, business, and personal growth. Chris responded, “We talk about a lot of stuff here you wouldn’t think about at a business conference don’t we…”

Attendee’s heads nodded all around the room.

Chris broke the silence with the truth that’s been front and center throughout the event,

“Because it’s not all about business, it’s about life change.”

The Next-Level Mastermind Coaching panel was powerful. Attendees took notes and began talking amongst themselves and their teams, submitting their applications to join a team to see the same results and drastic change in their lives and businesses.

You may be like so many leaders and entrepreneurs, even the ones at this event and…

  • You’ve hit a plateau in your leadership or business growth and don’t know how to get over it…
  • You know what the problems are in your business, but you’re not sure how to fix them.
  • You are not at peace with how much time you spend working versus time with your family or doing things you enjoy in life.
  • You haven’t established a reliable, consistent community of like-minded peers to bounce ideas off of and gain wisdom from… people who “get it” when it comes to leading and growing a business.

Freely access the wisdom of successful entrepreneurs and leaders to gain practical, experienced-based advice on how to grow your revenue without reinventing your entire business.

Gain access to:

  • Quarterly 1 1/2 Day In-Person Retreats
  • Exclusive Next-Level Mastermind Member Accountability Group calls
  • Video lessons on content developed from 20+ years of leading high-performing teams, and coaching leaders to become more confident and effective
  • Focused Self-Assessments to correspond with your Leadership Development Curriculum and video lessons
  • Unlimited Access to Chris’ Head Client Coach
  • Monthly Live Q&A Group Coaching Calls with Chris
  • Re-Assessments based on your growth track on the Leadership Development Curriculum
  • 25 DISC Personality Profiles
  • 25 Values Profiles Tests

…and many more details. Spots filled up at our Next-Level Leadership LIVE Event, but if you want more info click here:

FREE 60-minute Strategy Session

 

Your Next-Level Mastermind + Membership Site

The exclusive Next-Level Leader membership site is a leadership development course based on 20+ years of leading high-performing teams, and coaching leaders to become more confident and effective. The course content and timeline was designed for the busy leader with a lot on their plate.  

Every two months, you’ll receive a new in-depth leadership lesson, assessments, and coaching to accelerate your learning and implementation. It’s the perfect compliment to the overall Next-Level Mastermind program.

What you’ll learn:

How it works:

Get a Free 60-Minute Strategy Session on the Leadership Development Curriculum, and see if you’re eligible for Next-Level Mastermind. Click here: FREE 60-minute Strategy Session

 

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May 11, 2017

From Next-Level Leadership LIVE Event 2017: What you need to train high performers, and accomplish your highest priorities

Leaders and entrepreneurs from around the country flew into Nashville, TN and helped us kick off The Next-Level Leadership LIVE Event with a BANG this morning.

On day one there was SO MUCH incredible content, I only wrote down some highlights on a couple of the lessons Chris taught. And wow, are they powerful. I was typing furiously to not miss any content, so forgive any typos.

Let’s do this…Here are some highlights from Day One:

“Any role will become a dead-end job when it no longer motivates the person in the role.”

How are you leading your team to success? 

Chris made it clear that this event was not about a leadership quick fix or a few tips that will last for a month, even a year. The content on day one was rooted in how to motivate and lead your team to success, and accomplish your highest priorities as a leader. Chris dug into the why, how-to, the in-depth information, and system to make it all happen.

HOW TO INTRINSICALLY MOTIVATE YOUR TEAM

Your employee’s Values matter. The Values Profile uncovers why people use their unique talents the way they do. Your Values are the intersection of what you are passionate about, and what motivates you. Why does this matter?

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Productivity directly increases or decreases by the amount each team member values what they do each day…

Yes, those are Stormtroopers in the Next-Level Leadership workbook.

With a Next-Level Leadership binder full of each leader’s plan to grow a stronger, more unified team moving in the same direction…we hit accountability.

Your job as a leader is to make your team successful, not the other way around. THAT’S your job.

WHAT’S ACCOUNTABILITY GO TO DO WITH IT?

Accountable (n): a state of being; especially: a willingness to accept responsibility, to account for one’s actions.

Accountability doesn’t restrain you, it creates freedom.

Lack of accountability in a business shows up as
  • Distractions in culture
  • The team believing lower standards are ok
  • Lack of productivity
  • Increased stress on leadership
  • Underlying tension between team members
  • Unresolved conflict

The Office of Personnel Management lists the realized results of having accountability in the workplace –

  • Improved performance
  • More employee participation and involvement
  • Increased feelings of competency
  • Increased employee commitment to the work
  • More creativity and innovation
  • Higher employee morale and satisfaction with the work

To have accountability in your organization, it has to start with you!

Successful leaders and entrepreneurs also have a system built around them for accountability to help them to see a clear path to success, make stronger decisions, solve complex problems, and get free to lead more effectively.

More coming on that success system tomorrow…

After registration, three full sessions on brand new content, VIP lunch and bonus sessions, Live Q&A, team breakout sessions to implement, and lots of coffee…we wrapped up with our Next-Level Leaders Gala. Here are some highlights:

Next-Level Leadership LIVE Q&A

Next-Level Leadership LIVE Q&A

How To Intrinsically Motivate Your Team

How To Intrinsically Motivate Your Team

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April 28, 2017

The Leadership Gap Between You and Your Greatness

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Confidence is believing you’re able, competence is knowing you’re able.

On today’s show we have Lolly Daskal, who is phenomenal at everything she does, and she is helping CEOs and businesses to accomplish. She is the founder and CEO of Lead From Within, her proprietary leadership program engineered to be a catalyst for leaders who want to enhance performance and make a meaningful difference. Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine, and Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World.

After sending out proposal after proposal for a new book, one publishing house finally asked Lolly, “What have you been training, teaching, and doing successfully the last 3 decades? That’s what we want to hear.”

Then came The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness, a powerful system about who we choose to be while we’re leading. For every leadership style we have, there is a gap, and it can cost us in our greatness. With each archetype there is the light and the dark, the greatness and the gap. It’s a system you can learn and teach in teams, a shortcut in language to push each leader to greatness.

Get The Leadership Gap Assessment (a $97 value for FREE) when you pre-order The Leadership Gap Book here: http://bit.ly/2peCLGS

On this episode, you will discover:

  • The 30 year old leadership system that led Lolly to success in executive coaching and leadership
  • Which archetype Lolly coaches me on personally
  • The Re-think model
  • The 7 different leadership archetypes in your business
  • The greatness and the gap for the 7 types of leaders
  • How to use the 7 archetypes on your team
  • Why it’s important to know your archetype
  • How your archetype can give you purpose and a legacy

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Question: Which archetype do you most relate to, and how do you navigate?

Resources:

Get The Leadership Gap Assessment (a $97 value for FREE) when you pre-order The Leadership Gap Book here: http://bit.ly/2peCLGS

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April 19, 2017

How to Make Strong Decisions As A Leadership Team

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The conversations and habits that could be holding your leadership team, and business back.

On today’s show, we are discussing how to make quality decisions as a leadership team, and move past the #1 thing that holds leadership teams back from perspective.

Discover how to make stronger decisions in your leadership. Listen here:

  • The killer of good communication
  • The list of questions you need to ask before making any decision
  • Assessing your leadership team

Question: How have you improved communication on your team, or leadership team?

Resources:

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if you’re ready to go from stress, failure, and lack of confidence in your leadership, to team unity, focus, and successful growth in your business, register for the Next-Level Leadership LIVE Event right now! 

I don’t want you to wait and say, “oh I’ll register later,” because if you wait, you’re going to pay more money. We’re still in the early bird phase, but it’s only going to be for one, more, week. Early Bird ends March 28th at midnight! SO, go ahead, go over to chrislocurto.com, click on the homepage banner, GET registered, and I’ll look forward to seeing you in Nashville at Next-Level Leadership LIVE Event. Get my tickets!

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April 13, 2017

The Leadership Crazy Cycle

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Do you feel stuck in your leadership, and spread too thin?

Let me tell you a story about my friend Magnus.

When Magnus was promoted to Vice President of his company, he basically didn’t know what to do from 8am to 5pm.

He lacked direction in his new leadership role, and didn’t know how to lead well, so he spent every day reacting to fires, solving other people’s problems, and bogged down in an endless list of tasks.

It was pretty chaotic.

He was doing a heck of a lot of work, but it wasn’t moving the company forward. It was work for the sake of work, but without fruit.

Work came home with him, was with him every night, and consumed his weekends. And he expected his team members to do the same. It was bad for more than just him.

Magnus wasn’t just living to work, he had become his work.

And he was absolutely overwhelmed with no end in sight. Does this sound familiar?

This is an all too common story for so many leaders, entrepreneurs, and business owners.

Task Saturation Destroys Leadership and Teams

If I’m guessing right, you can relate to Magnus’ story.

Task saturation is one of the fastest ways to leadership destruction.

It leads to people drama and conflict that’s exhausting, and team members not being productive as they should be.

So you spend a ton of time doing other people’s work because you don’t trust them to do it, or do it as well as you can. It’s a vicious cycle.

The Leadership Crazy Cycle

It’s so common, I’ve given it a name, The Leadership Crazy Cycle.

It makes you frustrated and overwhelmed, keeps you from growing at the pace you want, has you working all of the time, and growing apart from your family…

Your mantra is, “It’s just easier to do it myself.”

But is it really?

If you’re being honest with yourself, you know the answer is “no.”

Where Magnus Is Today, And You Can Be, Too

You don’t have to settle for living overwhelmed, stressed out, and unhappy.

Today, Magnus spends most of his time working in his strengths as a leader, and was named President of his company in 2015.

They’re growing rapidly and on target with a growth goal of 40% this year (in previous years it was 5-10%), his team is far more focused and productive, and his leadership team has never been more unified.

And…to top it all off, he hardly ever works in the evenings and on weekends anymore so he’s spending more quality time with his wife and boys.

This type of transformation doesn’t happen overnight, but what it takes to get there can be learned in just a few hours.

 

Here is some coaching on how to get started killing The Leadership Crazy Cycle and balancing your life.

Complete the Love, Hate, Delegate Process:

Step 1: Make a long list of all the tasks that you perform on a daily basis.

Step 2: Separate the list into two shorter lists; things you love to do, and things you hate to do. (Or just don’t like to do)

Step 3: Go through the Hate It list and remove the things that you must do because you’re the only one who should be focused on it, or because your role requires you to do it, and add them back to the Love It list.

Step 4: On the Love It list, remove anything that you shouldn’t be doing because it’s holding you back as a leader, and add it to the Hate It list.

Step 5: When possible, properly delegate everything on the Hate It list.

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April 11, 2017

How Good Leaders Deal with Gossip, Conflict, and Accountability on Their Teams

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What to do when your leadership team and colleagues…

…gossip, create conflict, play the blame game, struggle with accountability, or just don’t communicate well.

When you’re dealing with gossip…

The leader must recognize it, and know it’s happening. That’s step one. When it comes to dealing with your team members, always try as best as possible to be the greatest example I can to everyone else. That means that I will also not participate in gossip. Gossip is a cancer in your culture.

If the person you’re talking to about something negative cannot solve the problem, then you’re gossiping.

So many team members will gossip when they don’t feel like they have a leader who listens. It does not JUSTIFY the gossip, but it helps you understand why people are doing what they’re doing.

Here’s what you can do if you’re dealing with conflict, gossip, lack of accountability, or the blame game on a leadership team, or with your colleagues. Listen here:

  • Why your team gossips [7:47]
  • The two different styles of gossip [8:17]
  • What Personality Styles have to do with gossip [14:00]
  • How to communicate with leaders about gossip, make it their realization [18:10]
  • What to say to shut down gossip in the moment [21:53]
  • Biblical perspective on gossip [30:05]
  • Doing your work as unto the Lord [31:40]
  • How to communicate about accountability and expectation [34:46]
  • How to get results with your communication [38:18]
  • How to “force” culture [45:35]
  • Creating buy-in [47:10]

Question: How have you dealt with gossip in your culture, or with your team members?

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if you’re ready to go from stress, failure, and lack of confidence in your leadership, to team unity, focus, and successful growth in your business, register for the Next-Level Leadership LIVE Event right now! 

I don’t want you to wait and say, “oh I’ll register later,” because if you wait, you’re going to pay more money. We’re still in the early bird phase, but it’s only going to be for one, more, week. Early Bird ends March 28th at midnight! SO, go ahead, go over to chrislocurto.com, click on the homepage banner, GET registered, and I’ll look forward to seeing you in Nashville at Next-Level Leadership LIVE Event. Get my tickets!

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March 21, 2017

How To Deal With A Passive Aggressive Leader, and Stop People Pleasing

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How To Deal With A Passive Aggressive Leader, and Stop People Pleasing.

On today’s show, we are taking questions from our listeners on how to deal with a passive aggressive leader, and people pleasing.

Passive aggressive behavior is the opposite of gaining perspective, and having healthy, upfront communication.

When you’re dealing with passive aggressive people…

The key is why. Why are they being passive aggressive? There is something going on with that person, something they’re experiencing. Maybe they’re struggling with something involving you!!

Here’s what you can do if you’re on the receiving end, or feeling passive aggressive. Listen here:

  • Why people are passive aggressive [4:25]
  • How to have the conversation [6:00]
  • How to prevent passive aggressive conflict [9:00]
  • What personality styles have to do with conflict [13:00]

On our second listener question, I answer how to stop people pleasing, and what it has to do with your Root System. Our caller asks how to stop people pleasing, and his breakthrough from 10 Signs You’re A People Pleaser.

Here’s what you’ll discover:

  • The steps to take to create healthy relationships [20:45]
  • Signs you’re a people pleaser [20:10]
  • Difference between walls and boundaries [23:20]

Question: How have you dealt with a passive aggressive leader, or learned to stop people pleasing?

Clarity creates unity

Resources:

if you’re ready to go from stress, failure, and lack of confidence in your leadership, to team unity, focus, and successful growth in your business, register for the Next-Level Leadership LIVE Event right now! 

I don’t want you to wait and say, “oh I’ll register later,” because if you wait, you’re going to pay more money. We’re still in the early bird phase, but it’s only going to be for one, more, week. Early Bird ends March 28th at midnight! SO, go ahead, go over to chrislocurto.com, click on the homepage banner, GET registered, and I’ll look forward to seeing you in Nashville at Next-Level Leadership LIVE Event. Get my tickets!

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March 14, 2017

The Powerful, Repeatable Sales Process Critical To Your Leadership

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“When your business is who you are, every bit of you is tied up in the emotional decision-making process. It affects every part of your life.”

TODAY we are talking about sales and leadership. We’re talking about the fear of, “can I trust someone else with the revenue responsibility of this business?” I’ve been SO looking forward to this episode, and we’re going to cover what you can do right now in your business and role.

In this episode we walk through high-level sales strategy, and the nitty gritty details. Here’s what you’ll discover:

  • The #1 reason customers leave
  • How to build relationships and conquer objections in sales
  • What emotional buy lines in sales are, and how to use them
  • How to ask the right questions, and know when to close
  • How to determine if you have the right mindset for sales
  • Why selling doesn’t have to produce anxiety and stress
  • The fears holding back your business growth
  • What holds businesses back in sales, that has little to do with sales
  • Why 85% of business owners are stuck in their job
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March 7, 2017

The Little Things That Create the Vast Gap Between First and Second Place

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“However your family turns out, whatever happens with your business, your organization, or your team…at the end of it all, whether you have produced a disaster or a masterpiece, it will have been created one small brushstroke at a time. So sweat the small stuff. Seriously.

Today I have on the show my good friend Andy Andrews. Andy is a bestselling novelist, speaker, and consultant for the world’s largest organizations. He has spoken at the request of four different United States presidents. Andy is the author of multiple New York Times bestsellers, including The Traveler’s Gift and The Noticer.

We dive into why people are so offended all of the time, the difference between the “the truth” and “what sounds true,” the little things that create the vast gap between first and second place, and challenging conventional wisdom.

Here’s what you’ll discover:

  • The cure for a society that has become constantly offended by something or someone
  • How to use the question “Why?” to multiply the success of any endeavor (and the exact moments at which you should ask it)
  • How to identify the smallest details that ensure the greatest success
  • I ask, “If you could go back in time, what would you tell a young Andy?”
  • How to gain ground in the huge wide world that is beyond you
  • How to know what you don’t know

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February 28, 2017

4 Examples of Everyday Leadership in Action – Part II

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“I’m here to become a better father, husband, and leader.”

Today we are continuing the conversation from 4 Examples of Everyday Leadership in Action on how leaders are dealing with setting direction, focus, task saturation and stress in business and leadership every day.  We have three VERY special guests on the show today. Our clients and friends are giving their perspective as CEOs, Presidents, and entrepreneurs on walking out next-level leadership.

This episode is all about our clients who have been with us for years, giving you the unscripted answers and stories on how they’re leading their team members to success. We dive into:

  • How they have solved task saturation in their leadership roles
  • Shot gun approach vs. focus in leadership
  • How to finish what you start as a team
  • Mental, physical, and spiritual health as a leader
  • How to manage overwhelm

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Learn what these leaders are implementing everyday in their business, making DNA in their culture. Register for the Next-Level Leadership Live Event here: chrislocurto.com/events

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February 21, 2017

4 Examples Of Everyday Leadership In Action

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Your growth as a leader starts right now, and requires you to show up everyday. 

Today we are talking about how leaders are dealing with mistakes from team members, failure, personality styles, and values every day.  We have three VERY special guests on the show today. Our clients and friends are giving their perspective as CEOs, Presidents, and entrepreneurs on walking out next-level leadership.

This episode is all about our clients who have been with us for years, giving you the unscripted answers and stories on how they’re leading their team members to success. We dive into:

  • How to lead by personality style
  • Vulnerability in leadership
  • How to handle team member mistakes
  • Addressing failure and its impacts in business
  • Leading and hiring based on values and motivators

To hear about greater performance using personality styles, listen here:

[jump to 5:00, 11:00]

To hear about handling team member mistakes, listen here:

[jump to 37:00]

To hear about their experiences with vulnerability on their leadership team, listen here:

[jump to 15:00]

To hear about dealing with failure, listen here:

[jump to 22:50]

Learn what these leaders are implementing everyday in their business, making DNA in their culture. Register for the Next-Level Leadership Live Event here: chrislocurto.com/events

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February 7, 2017

A Huge Life Change Takes Perspective, Not Magic

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Can people change?

People weigh in on this topic in everyday conversation, and so many conclude people can’t… To grow, to have a stronger life, change must happen. It is absolutely up to you to change yourself if you want a better, stronger life.

It’s not easy. Getting great perspective on life isn’t easy either.

So many friends and family member have well meaning advice…but true perspective is what allows people to change. It is what brings freedom. Our guest today shares how she worked past her habits and feeling like she was never going to get it right. Here’s how to gain phenomenal perspective on challenges in life, and learn what is keeping you from her authentic self. Listen here:

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Was there any nervousness coming in?

I had a huge bundle of nerves coming into my Next-Level Life event. I was absolutely afraid of judgement, afraid of what was going to come out of it, am I going to be told that I’m doing everything wrong? As soon as I walked in the door I could not have felt more welcome, more at ease. immediately all the nerves went away. I experience absolutely no judgement – I felt free to share things I have never shared before with anyone in my life. It was so freeing to put everything out on the table.

I felt completely safe. That is the perfect word for it. I feel like I could share absolutely anything and we could look at the why. I felt like it was better than home.

What have you discovered when looking at other people after your Next-Level Life event?

As I’ve been launched into my Next-Level Life, it’s been entirely different. I’ve had huge life challenges come my way. I could feel my old habits there, they didn’t go away, but I was able to stop and assess the situation and really think about why was I feeling this way. Sometimes all it takes is two seconds to look at what’s going on, and it changes the outcome drastically. I feel like every day I get closer to that authentic version of me.

There is the authentic version of us, and then the one that we put on for others – the one that lives believing lies about us and others.

I was an “I” person going into the event, everything was focused around me. My focus has completely changed. Coming out of the process, I start every day a completely different way. The action plan I have has made a change in how I approach things … I can manage things now, because I’m not focused on me all the time – I’m changing the way I live my life.

What were the biggest revelations?

An hour into my event….we had the salvation conversation. It tied into every other piece of my event: truths, lies, my focus in life…all of it.

When tough times happened before, how did you respond? How do you respond to tough times now?

Before, I had a terrible habit of folding into myself. When tough times happened I thought that the world was against me, my problem solving was useless, I wasted huge amounts of time feeling bad about myself, I felt like I was never going to get it right…

Afterwards it is an absolute 180. When the tough times come, I actually hold onto that joy that I experienced during the event. The challenge in front of me is just that, a challenge. I can overcome, and I will be stronger for it. That has been my experience since my event.

“Life is not hard stuff and you get happy in between, life is joy and celebration, and having a focus. The challenges are just part of the trip.”

Facing things that are negative about yourself are never easy. I’m a high I (DISC Profile) so I’m scared of judgement, it was tough to take a look at the things I’m doing. It was hard to see how selfish I was being. If you had asked me that, I would never have seen it but realizing that, now I can change it.

There’s nothing in life that compares to being able to change.

It’s so easy to look at someone and say, “look, there’s so selfish…” and judge them. That selfishness is just what we call the “surface-level response.” Many many many times it is an act of protection. Being selfish is an act of trying to find worth, feel better about you because of things that have happened in your past. We’re all selfish at times, we all choose to be selfish and have selfish tendencies. It’s important to look at why we behave that way. 

How did you discover where you were getting your worth?

I was 100% getting my worth from other people. I would look to someone else to tell me I was okay, I needed someone else to tell me I was “good” to feel “good.” During the event, I found my worth is in God and I found that God loves me. I don’t need to find worth in anyone else. That shift has made the biggest difference in my life.

What is the most empowering thing you learned?

It was at the very very end, you sate me down and said, “so we’ve laid out this plan, what is going to get in your way?” I thought and thought, and the only thing that is going to keep me from my authentic self and all we discovered…is me. That in itself is empowering, that no one else has control over what happens in my life.

I’m the only thing in my way, I CAN do anything.

We look at suffering as a bad thing. We think that if we suffer, we need to get out of it as soon as possible…How do you see suffering now?

I didn’t like it, I wanted life to be roses and rainbows. I’ve gone through challenging things and now I’m so grateful for them. I anticipate going through more, I want to become that richer, deeper, more experienced person.

Life is short. Why would you want to live it in a way where you know you can be better? Take the next step. I wouldn’t want to hold off one more minute thinking about the way I was living then compared to living now.

Here’s what you can do this week:

Learn more about Next-Level Life, or talk to us and see if it’s going to be an incredible fit for YOU.

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January 31, 2017

What Toxic Culture Looks Like, And How To Avoid It

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Terrible customer service can be incredibly frustrating. This week we had a taste of it at the office. Here’s why it matters in your leadership…

Today we are talking about customer service. Here’s the phone call we experienced at our office this week, listen here:

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It takes a lot to get me upset… this phone call did it pretty quick.

For me, caring more about money, making a sale, than serving God’s kids is a spiritual issue.

There comes a time in your role as a leader where you have to take responsibility for your company’s actions. Don’t be surprised if you lose business when you treat the actual business…like business! Instead, you have to treat your customers like they are actually the ones contributing to your 401K. Treat your customers like they’re the ones who are putting the food on your table.

Yes, there are times that the customer is wrong. I believe that. The customer might not always be right, but the customer should be honored. To continually mistreat customers and then wonder why you’re losing business, is ridiculous.

After listening to the phone call, do you see the culture that’s inside of this business? For me, culture comes down to two things: actions and attitudes. What you teach, what you lead, the integrity you teach…it becomes DNA in a business.

You have to ask yourself this question: “Is money worth having this kind of culture, DNA, in your business?”

If you want to be successful in creating a phenomenal culture… you must define it.

Here’s what you can do this week:

  1. Write down what you want your culture to look like. Define it! What actions do you want when it comes to: working, clients and customer service, team members, leadership? Integrity? Culture?
  2. Ask yourself the questions first, then bring others in and see their feedback. Ask if you measure up as a business to what you wrote down.
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