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a city government leadership podcast helping leaders achieve high-impact influence in their careers, teams and organizations hosted by Lisa Norris and Randy Cantrell

a city government leadership podcast helping leaders achieve high-impact influence in their careers, teams and organizations hosted by Lisa Norris and Randy Cantrell

Location:

United States

Description:

a city government leadership podcast helping leaders achieve high-impact influence in their careers, teams and organizations hosted by Lisa Norris and Randy Cantrell

Language:

English

Contact:

Randy Cantrell • P.O. Box 211431 • Bedford, Texas 76095 214-736-4406


Episodes

#2210 – Leadership Ingredient: Understanding

6/22/2022
A lack of understanding is never an advantage. Now armed with facts, figures, and other forms of knowledge, leaders need to use that knowledge in making wise decisions. That’s impossible if we don’t understand. Understanding answers many questions, most importantly, “Why?” Today, Lisa and I talk about the power of understanding with stories from … #2210 – Leadership Ingredient: Understanding Read More » The post #2210 – Leadership Ingredient: Understanding appeared first on Grow Great.

Duration:00:40:44

#2209 – Leadership Ingredient: Knowledge

6/15/2022
The 3rd leadership ingredient is knowledge. Leaders today face unprecedented challenges with knowledge. We’re smothered with data, numbers, intel and other forms of “knowledge.” But we’re also challenged with reality and truth. Welcome to the world of deep fakes – some intentional and much of it likely unintentional. We see data and connect dots. … #2209 – Leadership Ingredient: Knowledge Read More » The post #2209 – Leadership Ingredient: Knowledge appeared first on Grow Great.

Duration:00:35:19

Leadership Insights: City Manager Steve Dye (Grand Prairie, Texas)

6/12/2022
Steve Dye is the City Manager of Grand Prairie, Texas, the 15th most populated city in Texas. Today, he joins us to discuss his experiences, insights, and wisdom in city government leadership. We also talk about the power of putting up tables and chairs! Click the image below for a FREE downloadable PDF of … Leadership Insights: City Manager Steve Dye (Grand Prairie, Texas) Read More » The post Leadership Insights: City Manager Steve Dye (Grand Prairie, Texas) appeared first on Grow Great.

Duration:01:22:39

#2208 – Leadership Ingredient: Curiosity

6/8/2022
Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it built the extraordinary leader. The quality of our questions determines the quality of our leadership – and most other positive things, too! Curiosity may be the most fun and contagious ingredient of all. Asking questions and questioning answers is energizing. Exhilarating even! Avoid jumping into TELL … #2208 – Leadership Ingredient: Curiosity Read More » The post #2208 – Leadership Ingredient: Curiosity appeared first on Grow Great.

Duration:00:40:17

#2207 – Leadership Ingredient: Humility

6/1/2022
Humility is the first and most essential leadership ingredient. Without it, everything else fails. Bosses and leaders may be one and the same, but they may not be. Every boss is a leader (they’ve got influence; it may not always be positive though), but not every leader is a boss (somebody with a title, … #2207 – Leadership Ingredient: Humility Read More » The post #2207 – Leadership Ingredient: Humility appeared first on Grow Great.

Duration:00:35:45

#2206 – Five Leadership Recipe Ingredients

5/25/2022
Today Lisa and I introduce to you the five (5) leadership recipe ingredients. Admittedly, these five things started out as what I called “the progression of leadership,” back in the 1980s. When I taught them to Lisa she improved on the language because she considered them ingredients. They belong in a specific order to … #2206 – Five Leadership Recipe Ingredients Read More » The post #2206 – Five Leadership Recipe Ingredients appeared first on Grow Great.

Duration:00:41:27

#2205 – Why A Focus On Others Is Great…For You!

5/18/2022
One of our favorite topics This can truly and critically impact success as a leader Quote: “Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.” All of us have had really good and really bad leaders. Think about them. The bad ones? … #2205 – Why A Focus On Others Is Great…For You! Read More » The post #2205 – Why A Focus On Others Is Great…For You! appeared first on Grow Great.

Duration:00:36:27

#2204 – The Power Of Painting Yourself Into A Corner

5/8/2022
There’s a specific place where each of us can find our greatest growth. It’s the corner. The corner is a metaphor for a place we all must go in order to move forward. It represents a place where we’re no longer relying on excuses. Once we paint ourselves into the corner we suck all … #2204 – The Power Of Painting Yourself Into A Corner Read More » The post #2204 – The Power Of Painting Yourself Into A Corner appeared first on Grow Great.

Duration:00:34:58

#2203 – Leading Versus Managing

5/7/2022
We lead people. We manage the work. Leadership is a focus on others. It’s about influence and doing for others what they can’t do for themselves. Managing is about getting the to-do list accomplished. It’s about output. Leadership doesn’t depend on a title, position or authority – but it helps. Leadership with authority speeds … #2203 – Leading Versus Managing Read More » The post #2203 – Leading Versus Managing appeared first on Grow Great.

Duration:00:36:20

#2202 – Getting To Know More About Lisa & Randy

5/6/2022
Today we’ll share a bit more about who we are and why you may want to listen to our leadership podcast. A podcast about city government leadership. Rather than act like we’ve got all the answers, we’re mostly interested in helping you explore the path forward in your own leadership journey. We share a … #2202 – Getting To Know More About Lisa & Randy Read More » The post #2202 – Getting To Know More About Lisa & Randy appeared first on Grow Great.

Duration:00:43:00

#2201 – Grow Great: A Podcast About City Government Leadership

5/2/2022
It’s been months in the works…a reboot of the Grow Great podcast. Let me introduce you to Lisa Norris. Lisa is currently the Director of Human Resources / Civil Services for the City of Grand Prairie, Texas. She’s going to be my co-host. Leadership continues to be the focus of this podcast. Now, we’re … #2201 – Grow Great: A Podcast About City Government Leadership Read More » The post #2201 – Grow Great: A Podcast About City Government Leadership appeared first on Grow Great.

Duration:00:19:36

The Progression Of Leadership: Humility (Part 2)

2/20/2022
Fran Lebowitz humorously said, “Humility is no substitute for a good personality.” But nothing is a good substitute for humility in extraordinary leadership. “Humility is becoming a lost art, but it’s not difficult to practice. It means that you realize that others have been involved in your success.” … The Progression Of Leadership: Humility (Part 2) Read More » The post The Progression Of Leadership: Humility (Part 2) appeared first on GROW GREAT.

Duration:00:12:36

The Progression Of Leadership: Introduction (Part 1)

1/27/2022
Leadership is a focus on others and the willingness and ability to do for others what they can’t do for themselves. We lead people. We manage the work. Don’t confuse management with leadership. Great operators have to be skilled at both. The progression goes like this: humility, curiosity, knowledge, understanding and compassion. Extraordinary leadership is … The Progression Of Leadership: Introduction (Part 1) Read More » The post The Progression Of Leadership: Introduction (Part 1)...

Duration:00:09:28

How Can You Reboot Yourself?

1/18/2022
Thank you for clicking play on the Grow Great podcast. Warning – some sports analogies ahead! 😉 I’m an OU Sooner football fan, the hazards of being born in Oklahoma. Sooner fans were shocked over a month ago when head coach, Lincoln Riley, resigned to take his talents to USC. Within weeks a new head … How Can You Reboot Yourself? Read More » The post How Can You Reboot Yourself? appeared first on Grow Great.

Duration:00:22:47

Simplify, Simplify, Simplify

1/12/2022
That’s right. Returning to my roots and a simpler way to go. After all, the short way here to the website is GrowGreat.com. It’s a terrific URL because it’s short, simple and easy to remember. During the Holiday season, I engaged in a few conversations with friends about how I was craving a simpler life. … Simplify, Simplify, Simplify Read More » The post Simplify, Simplify, Simplify appeared first on Grow Great.

Duration:00:13:07

6-Month Program For Executives/Leaders & Small Business Owners Beginning 2022

12/17/2021
NOTE: As of February 1, 2022 I’ve made an adjustment based on feedback from prospective clients. “I’m interested in starting this program, but a March start is better for me. Can I apply?” Go here for an update to this post and my pivot. Matt owned and operated a small manufacturing company (annual revenue $45M+). … 6-Month Program For Executives/Leaders & Small Business Owners Beginning 2022 Read More » The post 6-Month Program For Executives/Leaders & Small Business Owners Beginning 2022...

Duration:00:12:49

Thank You, Happy Holidays & Good-Bye 2021

12/15/2021
My work continues all the way deep into Christmas week. I guess it’s the hazards of operating retail companies for so many years. I struggle to wind things down and do my best to serve clients up to and for as long as they need my help. The week between Christmas and New Year’s – … Thank You, Happy Holidays & Good-Bye 2021 Read More » The post Thank You, Happy Holidays & Good-Bye 2021 appeared first on Grow Great.

Duration:00:11:52

The Power Of Scenario Questions (for hiring, management & leadership)

12/7/2021
What if? It was the foundational question behind spreadsheet analysis when LOTUS and other tools were around before Microsoft brought us the defacto standard, Excel. The name Excel is a dead giveaway of the power of asking and answering “What if?” questions. It’s what we all hope to accomplish. Many years ago I was heavily … The Power Of Scenario Questions (for hiring, management & leadership) Read More » The post The Power Of Scenario Questions (for hiring, management & leadership)...

Duration:00:21:38

Clients Who Demand My Best

11/14/2021
Those of us in the helping business – as our friends in the UK refer to it – are defined by our clients. That’s why we seek out high-performing clients who demand our best. They want us to push and challenge them to get better – which means we have to get better ourselves. Birds … Clients Who Demand My Best Read More » The post Clients Who Demand My Best appeared first on Grow Great.

Duration:00:19:05

If It Is To Be…It’s Up To Me (doing the hard work of improving yourself)

11/7/2021
Business owners hit some point early in the process of building their business where they lament being unable to replicate themselves. This is even more so when the business owner has some innate skill that helped propel the business forward. Executives hit the same point, many because they struggle to control their control freakishness. “Give … If It Is To Be…It’s Up To Me (doing the hard work of improving yourself) Read More » The post If It Is To Be…It’s Up To Me (doing the hard work of...

Duration:00:24:50