#008-Lead from the Bottom Part 1

A few weeks ago, I got a question from a Work on the Edge Listener. On today’s show, I’ll take a crack at answering the question in true Work on the Edge fashion.

The question I got was this: How do you become authoritative without authority?

This is an excellent question, and one that many people would probably like an answer to. But in that question I sensed that there was actually a different question that the person wanted to ask but didn’t.

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#007 How Weak Links Make the Chain Stronger

In true Work on the Edge fashion, I will take another crack at debunking a myth that many of us hold about teams.

“A chain is only as strong as it’s weakest link.” This is another piece of cliche’ nonsense that many of us believe because that’s what we’ve been told. Work on the Edge is about challenging your assumptions to find the Edge, the advantage, in every situation. Instead of believing that our weak links are holding us back, I’ll propose that we should in fact be thankful for them.

On this episode you will learn: Continue reading #007 How Weak Links Make the Chain Stronger

#006-I Screwed Up

On this episode, we are going to talk about the unique relationship that high-stakes professionals have with mistakes and failure.

Mistakes. Many of us would rather not think about them, let alone make some ourselves. In high-stakes situations, how we handle the mistakes others make, but more importantly, how we handle ourselves when we make a mistake are of huge importance. Working on the Edge is about creating an advantage, an edge, from every situation, even the negative ones. We are going to talk today about how high-stakes professionals should deal with mistakes

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#005-How to Handle a Crisis Like a Professional

On the episode of the Work on the Edge Podcast, we are going to talk about how to handle a crisis like a professional.

As a high-stakes professional, you no doubt handle a larger share of crisis than the average citizen. Along the way, I’ve picked up some tips on how to handle crisis situations from people who have spent the better part of their lives handling crisis professionally. I’m going to share with you what I’ve learned.

On this episode, you’ll learn:

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#004-Keep the Man Down

On this episode of the Work on the Edge Podcast, I am going to tell you why you should always be trying to keep “the man” down, and why this is important for high-stakes decision making.

It’s not what it sounds like, I promise. When I say “the man”, I’m using that as an expression to mean the person with the ultimate decision making authority. ┬áIn high stakes situations, it is essential that we keep “the man” as low as possible for as long as possible.

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#003-No I in Team? Yeah, Right…

On this episode of the Work on the Edge Podcast, we are going to talk about one of the biggest misconceptions about teamwork, the idea that there is no “I” in team.

We’ve all heard it, we’ve probably said it, and we may even teach it to our kids. The old cliche’ “There’s no I in team.”

At Work on the Edge, I like to take beliefs that we generally accept as true and really look into them and see if our beliefs are actually serving us in a useful way. As a high-stakes professional, you no doubt work closely with others, probably in a team environment. Doesn’t it make you all warm and fuzzy to believe “There’s no I in team”? Isn’t it a good idea to think that team is more important than the individual? I don’t think so, especially in high-stakes situations.

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#002-How to Avoid the Trap of Best Practices

On this episode of the Work on the Edge Podcast, we are going to talk about the concept of Best Practices…and how sometimes they aren’t

It seems these days that many people and organizations are very concerned with making sure they are conforming to the recognized “Best Practices” of their profession. The reason for this is that people and organizations want to feel assured that they are doing things in the best possible manner and that they are not opening themselves up to liability for not following what others believe to be the appropriate course of action.

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#001-The 5 Differences Between Amateurs and Professionals

On this episode of the Work on the Edge Podcast, we are going to discuss the differences between amateurs and professionals.

Many people, when they think of these differences will think of the number of mistakes someone makes being the difference between amateurs and professionals. This has nothing to do with it.

Many people will think of those who get paid to do something as professionals and those who do it for fun as amateurs. This is not the kind of professional I’m talking about either.

When you need to decide if the person you are dealing with is a professional or an amateur OR you are trying to move from being an amateur to being a professional yourself, this show is for you.

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#000-Introduction to Work on the Edge

Listen in to the introductory episode of the podcast the hear what Work on the Edge is all about and if it’s right for you.

The Work on the Edge Podcast is about the Mindset, Motivation, and Methodologies of High-Stakes Professionals.

In this introduction episode, you’ll learn: Continue reading #000-Introduction to Work on the Edge

Motivation, Mindset, and Methodologies for High-Stakes Professionals

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