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Video of the Week #96 – Whine Less, Do More. Get Ahead When Life’s not Fair.

“Whine Less, Do More. Get Ahead When Life’s not Fair.” This week’s video is from on of our authors, Marshall Goldsmith. He goes over the negatives impacts on the future of someone who is constantly whining and complaining. As Marshall says, “Their managers view them as annoying, and their direct reports and co-workers view them […]

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Video of the Week #95 – Play a Game to Come Up with New Ideas

“Now, I throw out the data. It’s my dream to create new toys. And now, instead of data, I’m using a game called Shiritori to come up with new ideas.” Shimpei Takahashi always dreamed of designing toys. But when he started work as a toy developer, he found that the pressure to use data as […]

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Video of the Week #94 – Jeff Bezos talks Amazon and Zappos

This week’s video is of Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon. In this intimate video, Jeff goes over “Everything He Knows, a complete list.” He only mentions 4 main topics of knowledge, but says these are the topics that took Amazon from a house-run organization to the worldwide success it is today. Everything Jeff […]

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Video of the Week #93 – The Rules for Success by Steve Jobs

“You need a lot of passion for what you’re doing because it’s so hard. Without passion, any rational person would give up… (Therefore) If you don’t love it, you’re going to fail.” What are Steve Jobs main rules for success? In this week´s video, he explains the essential importance of absolutely loving what you´re doing. […]

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Video of the Week #92 – How Successful Startups Hire

“The hallmark of the best startups is mission-driven employees.” How do you successfully staff a startup? This week´s video by Minute MBA takes a look into some key points that some startups have used to succeed and complete such a huge task. Some of these tips include: Tap the friend base Give employees and fans […]

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Video of the Week #91 – Getting Strategy Execution Right

“When you learn that over 70% of corporate strategic initiatives are never successfully implemented, it´s reasonable to ask whether it makes any sense to strategize at all? If we´re so consistently bad at it, why bother?” Michael Jarrett, an Organizational Behaviour professor at INSEAD, goes over the basic steps that allow strategy to not be […]

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Video of the Week #90 – CrazyBusy: Curtail, Delegate, Eliminate

“Cut back on things you can cut back on, Delegate jobs others can do, Eliminate people or projects that are avoidable.” Being Crazy Busy is something almost all of us struggle with on a daily basis. And although there´s many different techniques and “secrets” out there that are supposed to help us live a simpler […]

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Video of the Week #89 – Feedback: 3 Simple Questions

“What worked? Where did you get stuck? What would you do differently next time?” Here at the Growth Institute, we believe strongly in the many benefits of feedback. We´ve made it a mandatory part of our culture in ways such as weekly feedback sessions for specific points we´ve noticed, as well as monthly 360 feedback […]

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Video of the Week #88 – Use Goals Based Coaching to Achieve Maximum Sales Success

“When you can get your sales organization to begin to see your company as the means through which they can achieve their personal goals, you have an entirely different kind of conversation.” This week´s video is the second video by one of our own, Mike Carroll, a sales genius from Intelligent Conversations. In this 5-minute […]

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Video of the Week #87 – Warren Buffett: How Should a CEO Be Compensated?

“How do I treat these people fairly, keep them motivated, keep them in sync with my objectives, etc?” Berkshire Hathaway has about 70 CEOs that Warren Buffett himself has to manage. How does he keep them motivated and in sync with his interests? He mentions various tips for compensating employees in this position including what […]

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Video of the Week #85 – Are You Moving Rocks or Pushing Sand?

“Sand is all those things that happen in your business that generate cash flow and profitability. ” This week´s video is from another one of our own, Michael Synk, an expert business coach from the Memphis area. This video explains the revolutionary concept of “Rocks and Sand” within an organization. The whole video is worth […]

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