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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

3 Reasons Great Collaboration Won’t Happen


In most companies, collaboration is a valuable part of corporate culture.  In fact, it’s expected that teams, departments and divisions work and share information together.  In some of the best companies, collaboration is well executed with outside vendors, suppliers and consultants.  Yet, for some reason, collaboration does not always happen.  Many businesses tend to be divided by silos – groups of people who function like clicks. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The Paradox of Being Extraordinary


It’s been a while since I spoke withmy friend who I consider to be the wisest man in the world.  On this visit, as usual, he sparked up an amazing conversation.  He spoke to me about his life long commitment to befriend exceptional people.  He said they empower him to raise the stakes in his personal and professional ambitions.  He spoke in detail about what he learned from them.  More importantly, he spoke about the unexpected and sometimes twisted path to become extraordinary. 

To start, he stated, most people are unwilling to

Monday, April 25, 2016

What’s Wrong with Being a Brilliant Lone Wolf?


Our society has always been filled with brilliant people.  However, most of those talented people and their innovations will never be known by the public.  Why?  They were too smart to work with others.  And one person can’t do it all.  Furthermore, when they train and develop themselves, they

Monday, April 11, 2016

The Dark Side of Being Smart


While being smart is valuable, there is a dark side.  In some cases, being smart can serve as more of a shield to protect a person from being wrong.  In other cases, it can serve as a sword to invalidate others and back them off. Ultimately, it can allow the person to

Monday, April 4, 2016


Part 2 for Podcast: Ted Talks about Leadership and What Stops Breakthroughs

In part two of a lively interview with Karissa Thomas, Ted Santos dives into a discussion about leadership and breakthroughs. Karissa is the host of the Lady K Show.  And she asks Ted to openly discuss a number of counter intuitive perspectives on what makes someone a great leader to why breakthrough initiatives get derailed. 

In addition, Ted talks about common themes amongst CEOs of some of the largest corporations in the world.

Click to hear podcast: https://lnkd.in/bb5se36

What do you think? I would love to hear your feedback. And I’m open to ideas. Or if you want to write me about a specific topic, connect through my blog www.turnaroundip.blogspot.com.







Monday, March 28, 2016

Podcast: Who Is Ted Santos and What is the Method to His Madness?


In part one of a lively interview with Karissa Thomas, Ted Santos opens up about some of his best kept secrets. Karissa is the host of the Lady K Show.  And she uses this opportunity to intimately engage him in a thought provoking discussion about leadership, company culture and breakthroughs. 
In the discussion, Ted talks about how some of his personal experiences prepared him for leadership as well as training and developing other leaders.


What do you think? I would love to hear your feedback. And I’m open to ideas. Or if you want to write me about a specific topic, connect through my blog www.turnaroundip.blogspot.com.





Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Why You Should Have a Love Affair with Problems

 
"The problem, if you love it, is as beautiful as the sunset." – Jiddu Krishnamurti

We live in a world where people have been conditioned to get rid of problems or breakdowns.  In fact, we are trained to use more comfortable words like challenges.  It is a problem to use the word problem; people become uncomfortable when you tell them you will give them problems.

However, the world of breakthroughs or quantum leaps is almost always

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Part One of Interview on the LadyK Show



In an engaging online interview, I talk about business, breakthroughs and relationships.  Listen to part one of counterintuitive perspectives on how to have greater success in your career or business.

See link for interview:  http://theladykshow.tumblr.com/post/140664356811/today-on-the-ladykshow-we-are-talking-to-ted.

What do you think? I’m open to ideas. Or if you want to write me about a specific topic, connect through my blog www.turnaroundip.blogspot.com.


Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Top 10 Ways to Become a Bad Leader


In a recent video, I talked about the difference between leadership and management.  In it, I stated that managers control and oversee what happens in time and space.  Leaders, on the other hand, disrupt what occurs in time and space.  While that approach may sound simple, many leaders unknowingly

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

What’s More Important Than Knowledge?




"Imagination is more important than knowledge" – Albert Einstein

Why would one of the smartest people in history say something so counterintuitive? We are taught to depend on knowledge; that it is power.  Furthermore, we are taught to depend on knowledge that was created by others.  We spend countless hours studying and memorizing knowledge others conjured up in their imagination.  After memorizing what we studied, our intelligence is assessed.  If we retained most of the knowledge created by others, we are deemed intelligent. 

However, knowledge is from

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

If It’s Not Maximizing Shareholder Value, What Is the CEO’s First Priority?



In recent years, Apple Inc. was announced the most valuable stock to ever be traded, reaching a peak market cap of $620 billion. Since the departure of founder and CEO, Steve Jobs, company shares have continued to grow. From debut through the present, Apple has been a driving force outside its original core competencies and a poster child for innovation.

Apple’s performance is