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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

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

3 Things CEOs Should Know Before Changing Corporate Culture



There is a common belief amongst most corporate executives: “changing corporate culture is one of the most difficult things to do.” Perhaps it’s so difficult because it involves human beings. People are not as simple as changing the oil in your car or the software in your computer. While transforming culture may appear analogous to changing computer software, there are complexities that make them enormously different. With that said, here are 3 aspects that outline some of those differences. Every CEO should consider them before initiating change initiatives.

People come with baggage: Unlike software in a computer, people have been

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Road to High Performance



“If you pay in peanuts, you get monkeys.” – Anonymous

In a high performing culture, which comes first – money or performance?

Doling out a salary of peanuts to your employees may very well turn them into monkeys.  At the same time, you don’t want to overpay them either. Before you get caught up in a chicken-egg paradox, you must realize that money alone will not increase employees’ value proposition to the company.

After speaking with many retired CEOs, they have all commented that it is

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Here’s Why Some People Will Never Be Emotionally Resilient




Emotions have nothing to do with emotional resilience. What’s called emotional resilience has everything to do with the conversations you have with yourself. Before there is an emotion, there is a thought. That thought dictates whether or not you have an emotion and what it will be. Therefore, it is the