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Dr Kendall Haven Author of Story Smart and Story Proof

Dr Kendall Haven Author of Story Smart and Story Proof

https://youtu.be/uo0EBD1vGaA Have you noticed how hard it is to connect with other people during these uncertain times? Sometimes, it feels like the gaps are as wide as the Grand Canyon doesn’t it?  The most relevant leaders in these times of social challenge are...

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Hard Conversations in the New Normal

Hard Conversations in the New Normal

https://youtu.be/sDtwnyaP0tY People are going to have to get furloughed. People are going to get laid off. People are going to get fired. You're going to have to tell vendors that you don't use their services anymore.  It's not easy. Because we're meaning...

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The Value of a Handshake

The Value of a Handshake

https://youtu.be/K9y9T_IPyH4 What's the value of a handshake? That's the question that's been on my mind for several days. Now, when this COVID pandemic kicked off, I started talking to leaders about my concerns around social distancing.  I felt like we had...

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Getting Clear on Social Distancing

Getting Clear on Social Distancing

https://youtu.be/cM5if3RKFjg The question I'm asking is this, after these last nine to ten weeks of the pandemic and the social distancing, how do you feel about human connection right now?  Have you asked yourself that open-ended question? How do you feel about...

Get Back Into the Game

Get Back Into the Game

https://youtu.be/w43pAIrU3nQ Everybody has challenges that have come out of this new time horizon. Even if you think you don't, when you have eight to nine weeks of mandated social distancing and isolation, it's going to have an effect on us as humans, right? So, the...

What’s Changed in Your Arena?

What’s Changed in Your Arena?

https://youtu.be/xM211qjehQc In Special Forces, Special Operations, we have these things called imperatives. These are the guidelines that move us through complexity, crisis, ambiguity. A lot of the same things that you're facing.  The number one Special Ops...

Mistakes Leaders Make During Crisis

Mistakes Leaders Make During Crisis

https://youtu.be/1wI_fVNDWX0 We all face crisis as leaders, as organizational leaders, certainly. We live in a dangerous world. We may think we're super sophisticated and we've got everything going on, but as we're seeing today with the coronavirus, with 9/11, with...

Leading Through Fear

Leading Through Fear

https://youtu.be/43asgb1o9Cw We need leaders who can lead through fear because the reality is, fear is a normal human function. It kept us alive for hundreds of thousands of years. It is a fight, flight, or freeze thing. It is a primal reality.  Fear motivates...

Self Sabotage: No One Wants to Hear This

Self Sabotage: No One Wants to Hear This

https://youtu.be/t1dS7yxM-s4 We've talked about things that are too daunting. Overwhelming. We've talked about the “Imposter Syndrome”, talked about being “Too Busy” and now we're talking about, “No One Wants to Hear This”. That's another form of self-sabotage. It's...

Self Sabotage: Too Busy…

Self Sabotage: Too Busy…

https://youtu.be/fNQqd_B0anw The “rat race”, the operational tempo that will dominate you, own you if you're not careful. It can make it very difficult to do what Rooftop Leaders are supposed to do, which is to play a bigger game. To serve a purpose bigger than...

Self-Sabotage: Do What Scares You

Self-Sabotage: Do What Scares You

https://youtu.be/2lkJZ7UwTbQ Welcome to 2020! This year I am going to talk about pain points that leaders just like you who are playing a bigger game, who want to do something bigger than themselves, who are creating movements, who value connection and impact are...

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