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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.

    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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    • 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!



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    • 39 min
    Focus: Be Present

    Focus: Be Present

     

    Being present is becoming more challenging. Our meeting culture of jumping from one meeting to another contributes to the challenge. So does the Internet, social media and the iPhone. All of our lives are filled with distractions that beckon for our attention. 

    Simon Sinek and many others have talked about how phones are negatively impacting our relationships. Not that we need experts telling us that. We see it in our own lives and in the lives all around us. 

     

    Back in 2018 Harvard published a blog post, “Dopamine, Smartphones & You: A battle for your time.”

    The challenge for our focus (our attention) is real. The solution is equally real, and possible. Do not give up hope. Or delude yourself into thinking it’s just how life is. Battle it with intention and purpose. Battle it hard enough to win. Because it’s a winnable war. 

    Be well. Do good. Grow great!



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    Wrestling With Ourselves

    Wrestling With Ourselves

     

    Do you have behaviors that drive you crazy?

    Of course. We all do.

    Join me and Lisa as we discuss overcoming the things about ourselves that drives us crazy (and probably drives others crazy, too).

    Be well. Do good. Grow great!



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    • 37 min
    Is Your Best Skill Being Coachable?

    Is Your Best Skill Being Coachable?

     



    High performers are the most coachable people on the planet. They’re driven to get better. Always improving. 

    High performers want to shoulder high expectations. They crave the responsibility and accountability. 

    They remain curious – wondering how they might get better. It never crosses their mind to stop learning because all of life is an exercise to figure it out. To solve the problem of how they might improve. 

    There’s the never ending quest to make a bigger difference!

    Where does being coachable rank in your list of skills or attributes? Consider making it a top skill in your life – and in your career. 

    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!

    • 24 min
    Pride Destroys Leadership

    Pride Destroys Leadership

     

    Proverbs 16:18

    Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall.

    Lisa and I both agree that our leadership failures have always had one thing in common: pride. 

    After almost 15 years of coaching executives I’ve discovered that we’re not alone. Every leader I know confesses their own failures stemmed from moments where pride got the best of them. Pride doesn’t hinder leadership. It destroys it. 

    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!

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

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Don't go crazy! Bula Network provides me the info I need to help get more customers

Andy Gray (A Congruent Life) ,

Great business wisdom!

Randy has a lot of business experience, and shares his wisdom effectively through this podcast. There is a _ton_ of content here; looking forward to working my way through these episodes.

Tucsonveggie ,

Great podcast

Just starting listening only had 2 episodes but seems to be good information in a pleasant format.

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