As a leader, how can you be immensely present in the moment with people, both at work and in your personal life and in any situation?
In my insightful and humorous discussion with Shawn Hunter we discuss his book Out Think: How Innovative Leaders Drive Exceptional Outcomes and the wisdom gleaned from interviewing hundreds of thought leaders and executives from all walks of life.
Shawn not only writes about this topic as an author, but has also had to live it as an entrepreneur who has built and sold a company which was acquired by Skillsoft. He has interviewed so many successful people that he can see patterns of success and achievement that might take us 100 – 200 books and years to learn.
In this interview ideas come fast and you will surely want to capture them. Take notes. Shawn shares numerous anecdotes and stories throughout the interview and every one of them will present a teaching moment for you. Here are 10 of the highlights:
Shawn is an author and the Executive Producer & Vice President for Leadership Development Channel at Skillsoft. He has been interviewing and writing about amazing leaders from around the globe for over ten years. Skillsoft provides cloud-based solutions for customers worldwide, who range from global enterprises, government and education customers to mid-sized and small businesses. He originally co-founded Targeted Learning Corporation with his father Hal Hunter, Ph.D., which was acquired by Skillsoft in February 2007. He has a degree in Political Science and Government from St. Andrews Presbyterian College.
As quoted from Shawn’s website eloquently , “We’ve entered a new era. Call it the age of imagination, ideation, conceptualization, creativity, innovation – take your pick. Creativity, mental flexibility, and collaboration have displaced one-dimensional intelligence and isolated determination as core ingredients of competitive advantage. Creative people who can bring innovation to the world are our greatest capital now and with the right leadership and inspiration, creativity and execution can be nurtured in everyone. In any field, expertise is not only expected – it is given. Success for workers and companies centers on being nimble, creative and having the initiative to bring unique solutions to unexpected problems. "
Out Think: How Innovative Leaders Drive Exceptional Outcomes
New Book: Transform. Behaviors Mind-sets as a leader you need to make up. Available for sale Fall of 2016.
Huffington Post Article: Signs of an Impending Bozo Explosion
How to get in touch with Shawn ShawnHunter.com
Dan Coil – The Talent Code
Shawn Achor - The Happiness Advantage: Linking Positive Brains to Performance
Shawn Achor - Before Happiness
Stephen Kotler "flow"
Angela Duckworth and the Research on 'Grit'
Bob Sutton – Energizers and De-Energizer research PhD Stanford
Scott Eblin – Overworked and Overwhelmed - The Mindfulness Alternative
Douglas Conant TouchPoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments
Timberland Company Story
Summarized Show Notes
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