June 10, 2021
Topic: How to Build a Network to Get You to the Next Level
In this episode we discuss:
Ed's background and lifelong fascination with great leaders and leadership.
How leadership can be lonely, and most people don't get formal training in leadership.
The benefit of peer-based experiences and how he found Vistage.
How business owners are often rewarded early on for "doing," not necessarily for being great leaders.
Why leadership is a profession in and of itself and requires professional development.
The difference in benefits between industry-specific peer groups and industry-agnostic peer groups.
What Ed calls the "trifecta" of peer/networking groups.
The value in offering optional life skills programs at work, such as time management, personal finance, parenting and more.
What's often holding leaders back (hint: Ed says it's people or lack of financial knowledge).
Why leaders have to be thinking more than doing
The five key roles and outcomes of a CEO or business owner
Hedgehog Concept from the book "Good to Great" by Jim Collins
Peer Group: Vistage
Peer Group: Associated Pest Services
Book: "First, Break All the Rules: What the world's Greatest Managers Do Differently" by Marcus Buckingham
Book: "Now, Discover Your Strengths" by Marcus Buckingham
Expert/Author: Simon Sinek
Expert/Author: Jim Collins
Association: Society of Human Resources Management
Expert/Author: Patrick Lencioni
Book: "The Five Temptations of a CEO" by Patrick Lencioni
Advice: "The two most important things a leader can say is 'I don't know' and 'I need help.'" —Ed Robinson
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