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Grow Great - a city government podcast - serves to help leaders achieve high-impact influence in their careers, teams, and organizations. Randy Cantrell is a leadership/executive coach. Lisa Norris is an executive in city government.

Grow Great - A City Government Leadership Podcast Randy Cantrell

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    • 4.8 • 12 Ratings

Grow Great - a city government podcast - serves to help leaders achieve high-impact influence in their careers, teams, and organizations. Randy Cantrell is a leadership/executive coach. Lisa Norris is an executive in city government.

    Earning The Trust Of Your Boss

    Earning The Trust Of Your Boss

     

    Today, I ask Lisa to pull the curtain back and share a part of her journey as a new Managing Director, being part of the City Manager’s Office, that involves earning the trust of your boss(es). For her, it’s a new role, but it still speaks to our need (and opportunity) to show our leadership upward.

    Be well. Do good. Grow great!



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    • 24 min
    Listening Like That Wise Old Owl

    Listening Like That Wise Old Owl

     

    This version was first published in Punch, April 10, 1875, and ran as follows.





    There was an owl liv’d in an oak

    The more he heard, the less he spoke

    The less he spoke, the more he heard.

    O, if men were all like that wise bird.





    We saw this posted on social media some time back. It sparked a number of conversation between Lisa and me, including today’s recorded episode. 



    Be well. Do good. Grow great!



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    • 32 min
    Time Will Often Tell The Stories You Can’t

    Time Will Often Tell The Stories You Can’t

     

    You don’t always have to tell your side of the story because time will.

    Leaders can be honest without being completely open with all the details. Sometimes we must deliver a deeper service by protecting others. It’s part of the loneliness of leadership – the knowledge we have that would serve no useful purpose other than serving ourselves. 

    Lisa and I mulled over that opening line in hopes of sharing our insights so you won’t feel so alone in your leadership journey. It’s not always in the best interest of those you serve (or your leadership) to share the full details of every story in your life. 

    More often than not time does tell the story. So we don’t have to. 

    Be well. Do good. Grow great!



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    Connect With Lisa On Linkedin •  Connect With Randy On Linkedin

    We encourage you to contact us. Feedback, suggestions, criticisms, insights, and experiences are welcomed. Thank you for watching and listening!

    • 30 min
    Are You Courageous Enough To Stand Alone?

    Are You Courageous Enough To Stand Alone?

     

    Cowardice takes a toll on effective leadership. It robs us of opportunities to perform better, to serve well and to make a positive difference. 

    It’s hard, but necessary at times if we’re going to do the “right” thing. 

    Join us today as we discuss courage, cowardice, competence and credibility. See if you can apply the conversation to your own leadership journey. Courage is contagious!

    Be well. Do good. Grow great!



    Check out the Hosts page for our profiles.

    Connect With Lisa On Linkedin •  Connect With Randy On Linkedin

    We encourage you to contact us. Feedback, suggestions, criticisms, insights, and experiences are welcomed. Thank you for watching and listening!

    • 43 min
    Self-Improvement For City Government Leaders

    Self-Improvement For City Government Leaders

     

    Two recent physical ailments provoked me to think about how I might improve a third problem. Honestly, had it not been for the first two I may have avoided getting too serious about figuring out the other one. 

    Join me and Lisa today as we talk about self-awareness and self-improvement in our leadership and how it’s so easy to be (and remain) stuck. Most often we need some catalyst to provoke us to improve. 

    Be well. Do good. Grow great!



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    Connect With Lisa On Linkedin •  Connect With Randy On Linkedin

    We encourage you to contact us. Feedback, suggestions, criticisms, insights, and experiences are welcomed. Thank you for watching and listening!

    • 27 min
    Don’t Let Distractions Kill Your Leadership

    Don’t Let Distractions Kill Your Leadership

     

    Shiny object syndrome.

    Dogs (or cats) chasing laser pointers.

    Running around like squirrels. 

    Chasing our tails.

    We use all kinds of language to describe being distracted. It’s increasingly easy to be distracted. Electronically. Physically. Emotionally. Mentally. 

    What if we could discipline ourselves to limit the distractions? What if we were in better tune with ourselves and our team members so we could understand the damage caused by distraction? 

    If everything is important, then nothing is important.

    Great leadership requires great discipline, which includes establishing priorities. Some things must necessarily be more important than others. Let’s discuss the negative impact of distractions on high performance and see if we might get on the road to figuring out how we can improve.

    Be well. Do good. Grow great!



    Check out the Hosts page for our profiles.

    Connect With Lisa On Linkedin •  Connect With Randy On Linkedin

    We encourage you to contact us. Feedback, suggestions, criticisms, insights, and experiences are welcomed. Thank you for watching and listening!

    • 39 min

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