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Archive for September, 2019

San Diego Honors Bruce Bochy

Watch as San Diego fans honor Bruce Bochy on the Padres Diamond one last time.

Boch Takes a Final Bow in San Diego

For his final series at Petco Park, Bruce Bochy received a huge send-off from his ever loyal San Diego fans. The former Padres manager holds a special place in our hearts and in the the hearts of San Diegans who’ve watched him leave his mark on our home team. We’ve also had the thrill of following his incredible success managing the San Francisco Giants through three world championships in 2010, 2012 and 2014. Through 25 years of friendship with Bruce, we’ve witnessed the very best in leadership, commitment, team alchemy, honor and pure joy of the game he’s played so brilliantly. We congratulate Bruce on an incredible career and the legacy of players and fans he leaves behind.

Bochy Ball is a collection of lessons and strategies for growing team chemistry with leadership that lifts others. With hundreds of quotes describing his game plan for success, Bruce has partnered with Kevin and Jackie to show you how to apply these winning strategies to your business and to your life. Bochy Ball is a book you will cherish –

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Transforming Your Meetings

Meaningless to Priceless

We all spend time professionally and personally in meetings and gatherings that fall flat. Here are three simple, yet powerful suggestions on how to turn status quo and dread into exciting, meaningful and relevant. Find out how to make board meetings, all employee workshops, dinner parties and holiday gatherings far more valuable and perhaps even priceless.

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Tired of One Person Doing All the Talking?

Take Charge of the Conversation

We’ve all been there. A business dinner where one person does all the talking. To re-engage others and generate more give while gaining insights and ideas from EVERYONE invited, here’s a list of 10 Business Dinner Conversation Starters to shift focus and add some flavor.

  1. What is the craziest thing a boss has ever asked you to do?
  2. What was your first job and the best lesson you learned from it?
  3. What is the best business advise you’ve been given? And what is the worst?
  4. Who at work would you pick to be your Amazing Race partner?
  5. What would you do for a work-cation or sabbatical and where would you go?
  6. What is the most unbelievable thing that has ever happened to you?
  7. Who is the most impactful mentor/role model in your life to date?
  8. If you could teach a college course, what would it be?
  9. What would you choose as a super power?
  10. What career move do you wish you’d said YES to? Or NO to?

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No Trust, No Connection

Trust building is often regarded as a soft or secondary competency. But in reality, trust is the one thing that changes and impacts everything. To create engaged, high performing teams, trust it not a nice to have, trust is a must have.

When trust is high, people are more willing to go the extra mile, take risks, speak up and do whatever it takes to create improvements and sustainable, measurable results.

A common flaw that happens during times of change and crisis is to demand trust from your people. “Trust me on this!” But trust cannot be summoned with a command. Trust is built incrementally, over time, and often by small gestures that show you care.

Brené Brown uses the Marble Jar as a trust metaphor, suggesting that every small gesture of care and interest earns you a marble of trust in the relationship.

But also note, if we undercut, bully, betray or dismiss a colleague, it will bruise and even blow trust, and in those cases, it’s not one or two trust marbles you lose – it’s a handful. Here are some ideas on ways to grow trust one incremental gesture at a time.

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