Leading by the Book
Ep. 22 - Alasdair James, CEO Pier 1 Imports

Ep. 22 - Alasdair James, CEO Pier 1 Imports

September 11, 2018

One of the most rewarding parts of my career - and I hope for you as well - is the great group of people that I've had the pleasure of working with. One person in that group is Alasdair James, the CEO of Pier 1 Imports.

Alasdair and I worked together at Sears Holdings Corporation where he was the President of Kmart. He's an intelligent leader, and one of the easiest people to work with that I've ever come across. He has incredible international experience, and has worked with some of the world's most well-known brands. Wherever you are in your leadership journey, this episode will provide great insight and introduce you to one of the best leaders I've had the pleasure of working with.

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Ep. 21 - Jason Hunt - Co-Founder, Meraki BJJ

Ep. 21 - Jason Hunt - Co-Founder, Meraki BJJ

August 21, 2018

Over the past year or so, I've talked at length about how much of an impact Brazillian Jiu Jitsu had on me both personally and professionally. In terms of discipline, focus and creativity, I'm a better person because I started training. One of the truly great aspects of jiu jitsu, however,  is the people you get to meet along the way.

One of those people is Jason Hunt. Jason is an incredible jiu jitsu teacher, with black belts in both Jude and BJJ. On top of that, he was a national judo champion. He's a really insightful mind, and for those of you that are either new or not quite convinced to the benefits of jiu jitsu, listening to him may be the nudge that you need. On top of that, the principles that we discuss in this episode, are directly applicable to your life and will generate immediate returns. I hope you enjoy this show, and if you're in or near Los Angeles, be sure to check out his academy Meraki BJJ - it's a beautiful facility, with incredible teaching and a great population of students.

Email: chris@leadingbythebook.com
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Ep. 20 - How to have a successful partnership with Dave Anderson & Roger Hurni, Co-founders of Off Madison Ave

Ep. 20 - How to have a successful partnership with Dave Anderson & Roger Hurni, Co-founders of Off Madison Ave

August 6, 2018

We all know the old adage: partners can't handle success. As a partner in multiple businesses, this scares me, as I want to ensure the best not only for myself but also for my business partners. But the idea of partnership is far more than that, because in a sense we all have partners, even if we're not actively in business with them. We have spouses, girlfriends, boyfriends, or close team members. Taking an active and deliberate approach to how we handle partnership is key if we want to find both harmony and success in our lives.

In this episode, we chat with Dave Anderson & Roger Hurni, business partners that I have a tremendous amount of respect for, and are currently celebrating the 20th anniversary of their legendary company, Off Madison Ave. The insight they offer is key for any partnership. This episode was a ton of fun to record, and it is jam-packed with wisdom for anyone that's running a business, wants to run a business, or simply wants to be a better partner in some facet of live.

I hope you enjoy!

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Ep. 19 - Leading Across Generations, Dealing with Being Wronged, and Career Transitions with Baseball Coaching Legend Pat Murphy

Ep. 19 - Leading Across Generations, Dealing with Being Wronged, and Career Transitions with Baseball Coaching Legend Pat Murphy

July 10, 2018

Pat Murphy is a baseball coaching legend. He won 1,000 games and was national coach of the year as a Head Coach guiding major programs such as Notre Dame and Arizona State to success. He's also managed at the minor and major league level with the San Diego Padres. Currently, he's a coach with the first-place Milwaukee Brewers, working closely with Brewers' Manager (and his former player) Craig Counsell.

Coach Murphy played an important role in my life - and the lives of countless others - for which I'm always grateful. Our discussion reflects on his career and the leadership lessons he's learned, talks career transitions and taking the high road, and even touches on parenting in this incredible look at a truly unique person and leader.

You can get in touch with Chris and the show at:

Email: chris@leadingbythebook.com
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Ep. 18 - How Leaders Admit Mistakes

Ep. 18 - How Leaders Admit Mistakes

July 2, 2018

Even the best leaders make mistakes. It's unavoidable. What leaders do differently than everone else is admit those mistakes. It's a vital part of your leadership arsenal. This week we'll show you how leaders admit mistakes and keep their team and company on a trajectory to success. 

You can get in touch with Chris and the show at:

Web: https://www.leadingbythebook.com
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Ep. 17 - The Most Overrated Leadership Trait

Ep. 17 - The Most Overrated Leadership Trait

June 25, 2018

The list of traits that are required to be a great leader is seemingly endless. However, there is a fallacy about one trait in particular that seems be holding a great deal of potential leaders back. We'll tell you what that trait is, and why not having it can't slow you down. 

You can get in touch with Chris and the show at:

Web: https://www.leadingbythebook.com
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Episode 16 - We Should Crave Discipline

Episode 16 - We Should Crave Discipline

June 11, 2018

Discipline is a messy word to a lot of people. They look at discipline as something to be dreaded, when in reality, it's not just something that's good for us, it's something we must crave. This week we'll explore the difference between discipline and punishment, why discipline makes our lives better, and how leaders must instill discipline in their teams in order to be successful. 

You can get in touch with Chris and the show at:

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Episode 15 - Leaders are Even-Keeled

Episode 15 - Leaders are Even-Keeled

June 4, 2018

For many of us, emotions and worry ruin our lives. They hold us back from being who we are capable of being. Worse is that they hinder our ability to lead teams. To be effective, leaders must maintain an even keel. That consistency is vital for your team to thrive. This week we'll look at why that's true and show you how to be the consistent leader your team needs. 

You can get in touch with Chris and the show at:

Web: https://www.leadingbythebook.com
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Episode 14 - Parents Need to be Leaders

Episode 14 - Parents Need to be Leaders

May 29, 2018

Perhaps it's the Mother's Day & Father's Day season. Perhaps it's a mid-life crisis. Whatever it is, the past few weeks have been filled with reflection on the roles that parents play - and need to play better in their children's lives. For a leader, they approach their role with their children as any other - with deliberate focus on development and pursuit of something greater. Today we'll explore how to do that, and why so many parents are needlessly miserable. 

You can get in touch with Chris and the show at:

Web: https://www.leadingbythebook.com
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Episode 13 - Every Problem is a Leadership Problem

Episode 13 - Every Problem is a Leadership Problem

May 21, 2018

There's a simple leadership truth: every problem is a leadership problem. We spend tons of time diagnosing problems only to find ourselves dealing with the same or a similar problem soon after. This is because we don't let leadership be the solution to our problems. This week we'll explore what this looks like in your organization and show you how to be the solution.

You can get in touch with Chris and the show at:

Web: https://www.leadingbythebook.com
Twitterhttps://www.twitter.com/ChrisBook
LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/ChrisBook

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