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What do you do when your expectations have not been met?
MIKE’S GUIDE TO EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION – PART THREE March 7, 2023 by Mike Manazir – (4-5 minutes) Chris Voss calls them calibrated questions. There is magic in the words, “Help me understand?” Many of us, especially A-type personality leaders are usually in a hurry to get to the bottom line of an issue or story … Read more
Do members of your team ever fail your expectations?
MIKE’S GUIDE TO EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION – PART TWO February 28, 2023 by Mike Manazir – (4-5 minutes) A group of Vistage CEOs were asked that question, and all hands went up. “Do members of your teams fail your expectations more often than they fulfill your expectations?” Some hands came down, but more than half remained … Read more
Do you want to learn how to lead with authenticity and effective communication?
MIKE’S GUIDE TO EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION – PART ONE February 22, 2023 by Mike Manazir – (4-5 minutes) Communication is HUGE for high performing teams! I tell the story in my book Learn How to Lead to Win that as the Captain of the USS Nimitz, I was concerned about the morale of my crew, all … Read more
When does Fear and Failure help you win?
How do you deal with what goes through your head (and gut) after you’ve had a traumatic failure? February 13, 2023 by Mike Manazir – (1 minute) Click this link to hear Mike share one of his epic failures that required him to eject out of his F-14 Tomcat… and how he processed the trauma … Read more
SOTHEREIWAS – EPISODE 39
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SOTHEREIWAS – EPISODE 38
This week’s blog post can be found here: https://sothereiwas.us/episode/38/
What is authentic inclusion really about?
January 24, 2023 by Mike Manazir – (4-5 minutes) In Chapter 22 of my book Learn How to Lead to Win: 33 Powerful Stories and Leadership Lessons, I talk about authentic inclusion and share how I would go in the galley on the USS Carl Vinson and grab a paper hat, wrap the apron around … Read more
What is the singular most essential leadership skill?
January 18, 2023 by Mike Manazir – (4-5 minutes) In my book Learn How to Lead to Win: 33 Powerful Stories and Leadership Lessons, I share how I got my callsign “Nasty.” The story is a bit humorous and I’ll let you get it from the book. For today, I’d like to focus on “why” … Read more
Can you be a great leader without first being a great follower?
January 10, 2023 by Mike Manazir — (4-5 minutes) I talk about this in the leadership lesson at the end of the second chapter of my book Learn How to Lead to Win: 33 Powerful Stories and Leadership Lessons. Teaching followership might be the most difficult facet of leading. You can’t just order people to … Read more
ABC’s Of Servant Leadership
December 29, 2022 by Mike Manazir — (4-5 minutes) A’s Approachable: you’ve heard the cliche that all of us put pants on one leg at a time. Do not let your title shade the view that you are just like those you lead. Do not let your ego value your position. True empathy means you … Read more