Learning in the 21st Century

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We all want to learn how to lead, but leadership of others has always been more about the others than self. Now some would say that Jack Welch was more about self than others, but that is not true. More people learned invaluable insights from the famed Crotonville  – GE’s Leadership Development Center. In fact, more leaders of great Fortune 500 companies were GE Alums. Jack Welch’s lessons and perspectives are timeless. Join us on our next show with Dr. Mario Barrett, who is a full-time business Professor at the Jack Welch Management Institute (JWMI). Not only does he have great insights and stories, but he knows how to take the lessons from the past and make them work in today’s fast-paced world.

Dr. Mario Barrett, one of the founding professors of the Jack Welch Management Institute

Mario Barrett has over twenty-five years of progressive leadership experience both on active duty in the US Air Force as well as across several industries in the private sector including Fortune 100 companies. Currently, Mario is CEO of The Barrett Center for Leadership Development, LLC, a global leadership and organizational development firm. In addition to his professional work, Mario has authored several bestselling leadership books: Leading from the Inside-Out… and Eleven Leadership Practices that Will Change Your Life. He is also a frequent speaker and blogger on leadership and organizational change issues.

As it relates to teaching, Mario has over a decade of both face-to-face and online teaching experience at several colleges and universities from the undergraduate to the doctoral level. However, he is especially proud to be one of the founding professors at the Jack Welch Management Institute (JWMI). During his time at JWMI, he has been recognized for his teaching and developing of his students having served as a member of Strayer University’s Distinguished Scholars Council (2012-2013), received the inaugural Jack Welch Management Institute Outstanding Faculty Award (2014), Strayer University’s highest honor and most distinguished award (The Strayer Irving Award–2016), JWMI’s inaugural Faculty Leadership Award (2016) and again in (2017).

 

‘Steps to Salvation’ Author Shlomo Attia on Your Book Your Brand Your Business

Discover how one man’s near death experience led to a spiritual awakening when I interview Steps to Salvation author Shlomo Attia on Monday, May 21 at 5 PM Eastern. No ordinary guest, Shlomo, who was born and raised in Tel Aviv Israel and now resides in South Florida, launched my ghostwriting career when he hired me to write Steps to Salvation — a combination of historical fiction, political thriller, and spiritual odyssey that defies categorization. In fact, as one reviewer notes, the novel “may be a genre unto itself.”

From the book description:

Steps To Salvation is a futuristic novel with spiritual, political and historical themes. Set in the year 2412, it tells the story of how man finally learned from history, accepted The One God Religion and moved the world into Salvation immediately following the Armageddon War of 2012.

Shlomo in his own words:

I’m not a writer by profession. I’m an engineer who builds prototypes for small businesses. I also own and manage a commercial appliance installation and service company in South Florida. Born with a natural curiosity, a passion for learning and a desire to contribute to the betterment of the world, I’ve always been an avid student.

During my childhood, my insatiable thirst for knowledge and truth often landed me in trouble. I was raised in Tel Aviv, Israel in a traditional Jewish home, where my constant questions about the nature of God and challenges to my faith were not always well received. Infused with an entrepreneurial spirit and a drive to succeed, I was earning more money than my father by the time I was 13 years old. Only problem was, I was doing so by retooling and selling “hot” bikes in my neighborhood. Once caught, I was not only severely beaten by my mother in front of my friends, I was also sent to a judge who gave me a choice of punishments: attend a religious school or go to a kibbutz.

At first I selected the religious school. But since the Rabbis didn’t appreciate my relentless questions about God and the traditional Jewish religion, they threw me out after a few days. That’s when the very best thing that could have ever happened to me took place: I went to live on a kibbutz.

This kibbutz literally saved my life by giving me the opportunity to channel my restless energy into productive endeavors, like learning how to become an electrician and a mechanic. The discipline and skills I developed set me up for success. I was further influenced by my service in the Israeli Defense Forces, which I joined in 1981 at the age of eighteen. Among other duties as paratrooper in a volunteer unit, I served in Beirut in 1983.

Following my honorable discharge, I spent time in Germany and France before relocating to the United States in 1990 and setting up my Hollywood, Florida-based business. In spite of my success, my main motivation has always been to contribute to others, to do whatever I could to help people. When an outwardly horrific motorcycle accident nearly ended my life in 2003, it began a process of discovery that eventually led to the creation of my book – a vehicle that enables me to not only help my family, friends, neighbors and colleagues, but also people all around the world I’ve never met.

 

For more, visit www.shlomoattia.com. During the interview, Shlomo share his insights on important topics like energy, individual capitalism, prosperity, justice system reform, religion, and terrorism. Please join us for a thought-provoking episode on Monday, May 21 at 5 PM Eastern.

Are you Using the Right Skills to Move your Business Forward?

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You need business thinking for business success. Additionally, before you go off and acquire a number of new skills, you must ensure that you do not have any of the ‘silent killers of success’.

Our guest, Ram Iyer, Founder & CEO of the Business Thinking Institute has done extensive research and knows what behaviors are getting in the way of your success. He is an entrepreneur who learned the hard way and will be sharing his invaluable experience. Join us for this powerful discussion.

Ram Iyer, Founder & CEO of Business Thinking Institute

The Business Thinking Institute is focused on helping individuals become more successful in business – business owners, entrepreneurs, executives, freelancers, employees, people with MBAs and those without. He has a particular interest in helping techies like himself succeed in business.

Ram has started four companies and has had successes and failures. He found out the hard way that business success requires ‘business thinking’.  And, he found that one can easily fail in business – as an owner or an employee – because of the ‘silent killers of success’ – uncommon common sense. That prompted the founding of the Business Thinking Institute. He has interviewed about 150 business leaders worldwide and hosts the Business Thinking Radio podcast to glean insights and help more people succeed in business.