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Episode 163: Why a Nudge Might Be Enough to Get the Job Done

https://youtu.be/W-2igK-osLY There was a big problem at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. Men were missing the urinals, cleanup was getting out of hand, and, nothing seemed to fix the problem until, one person had a bright idea that cut cleaning costs by 80%. The story is...

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Episode 159: 10 Ways to Become a World Class Listener

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ui6OgbZ6v0E I have a suggested resolution for you; in 2018, everyone should strive to become a better listener because listening is magnetic and the people whoreallylisten to us are the ones we move toward, believe and they are the ones...

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Episode 156: Shocking Predictions About Driverless Cars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X04OHNmNGDU Thomas Frey, powerful visionary and founder and Executive Director of the DaVinci Institute, who members of the media refer to as ‘the father of invention’ and the ‘Dean of Futurists, is the featured guest on this edition of...

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Episode 153: The One Thing Employees Crave More Than Anything

There’s a new report out – conducted by NORC -  the University of Chicago’s research institution - that reveals what prospective employees are looking for in a company where they’d want to work. What they learned will surprise you and help you in your recruitment...

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Episode 152: Five Leadership Secrets from Elon Musk

In just 14 years Elon Musk has created Tesla; a company with a market cap of $54 billion. In this edition of The Game Changers© we’ll reveal five of the reason for the meteoric growth of Tesla and they are all powerful tools you can begin using tomorrow in your...

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Episode 145: 10 Rules for Successful Long-Term Leadership

Each year Jason interviews between 600 and 800 CEO’s, senior leaders, wildly successful entrepreneurs and front-line personnel for the keynote speeches he delivers and the books he writes. Occasionally, he hears remarkable insights that he wants to share. You’ll love...

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Episode 137: Six Ways to Get and Use Great Endorsements and Testimonials

Testimonials and third party endorsements and are powerful ways of convincing customers they’ve made the right choice, affirms that others have made the choice were pleased and helps them think they’re making a wide decision. This episode will teach you everything you need to know about collecting and using testimonials and endorsements.

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Episode 136: Medline – Five Lessons for Building an Extraordinary Sales Organization

Medline is the largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies in the world. The companies more than 1,200 sales representatives generate more than eight billion in annual revenues for the 350,000 different products which are delivered from the firm’s more than 12 million square feet of warehousing. This is one incredibly company and here’s the story of how they built one of the most extraordinary sales organizations of all time.

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Episode 134: Seven reasons to pay a compliment

Think about the last compliment you received from someone. I bet it made you feel really good. Years ago, a cashier at a drive through window at a Jack in the Box paid Jason Jennings a compliment that he’s never forgotten; you could even say it was a life changer. To this day Jason can’t drive by the place on Lombard Street, in San Francisco, where the restaurant was located, without smiling a big smile. In this new edition of The Game Changers Jason shares the seven reasons why you should make giving compliments a big part of your life.

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Episode 132: The Five Reasons Walmart is Nailing It!

Traditional retailers are closing their doors, going out of business and filing for bankruptcy at an unprecedented rate. But, Wal-Mart is still growing and the things they’re doing to stay relevant, profitable and prosperous are must learn lessons for everyone in business.

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Episode 131: The Butterfly Effect

Can a single flap of a butterfly’s wings in the Amazon eventually create a hurricane that destroys homes and kills people in Texas? The Butterfly Effect is a well-respected and widely written about part of Chaos Theory that you should know about when making business decisions. It’ll also make you appear very smart.

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Episode 128: Nine Vital Lessons from Jeff Bezos and Amazon

Way back in 1997, Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon, wrote a letter to his first shareholders. Contained in that letter were the beliefs he held sacred. Listen and learn how prescient the guiding principles were and how they resulted in building one of the five most valued companies in the US in a remarkably short period of time. In the episode we’ll also compare the twenty year old letter with his most recent letter to shareholders and see what’s changed. You’ll learn a lot you can use.

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Episode 127: United Airlines: Nine Reasons for Not Having Lots of Rules

The video went viral and the world watched as a passenger on United Airlines was forcibly removed from his seat, beaten up badly and unceremoniously tossed off the plane. His only offense was that the airline had to get four employees to another airport. Jason, who has flown almost four million miles on the airline and knows the inner workings of the airline explains why having too many rules caused this tragic event to occur.

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Episode 126: Is It Going to Be Deja Vu all over Again at Starbucks

Howard Schultz has stepped down as CEO at Starbucks. The last time he tried to step aside everything went to hell in a hand basket. This edition will tell you why bad things happened when he left and what to be on the lookout for in his replacement and it all ties back to a single basic principle of business.

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Episode 125: Generation Z: Coming of Age

The first members of Generation Z are about to graduate from college this year and they are completely different than their Generation X Millennial predecessors. Learn about the differences between Gen X and Gen Z in this this edition.

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Episode 124: Who will win – Uber or Lyft – It’ll All Come Down to…

Uber is the 70 billion dollar Goliath and Lyft the feisty and nimble competitor. But, Lyft has something going for it that Uber doesn’t and it could turn out to be a huge vulnerability and a great case study that might eventually prove that, “it’s not the big that eat the small – It’s the fast that eat the slow.” Here’s another MBA level course in culture.

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Episode 123: You have met the enemy and the enemy is you

Back in 1958 an Englishman by the name of Cyril Parkinson published a book titled, Parkinson’s Law and The Pursuit of Progress. It was filled with wickedly humorous essays based on his time in the British Civil Service including one about how many people and how much time it took to get something done. Members of British Foreign Office set out to prove his observation and succeeded. It’s truer today than ever. You’ll learn all about people pyramid schemes and bureaucracies.

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Episode 122: You have a culture… whether you know it or not!

Every organization of more than two people has a culture. It’s either the want they to have and they work on it constantly and if they don’t have a culture one exists by default and any culture that exists by default inevitably becomes toxic. Here’s your MBA level course in culture.

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Episode 121: Cascading Your Purpose Throughout the Organization

Jason recently completed an engagement with a client where he helped bring alive the purpose of the company. What they did with it is brilliant. If you want to learn one of the best ways to cascade a message through an enterprise and get everyone on the same page you’ll love this game changer.

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Episode 119: How Millennials Were Dealt a Bad Hand

Author Simon Sinek says that Millennials were dealt a bad hand and it’s the responsibility of business to accommodate them and their ‘special’ needs. In this week’s edition we talk about bad parenting, the effects of technology and wanting it now.

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Episode 118: Never Run Out of Great Ideas

This episode tells you how to never run out of great ideas using one simple thing that Jason learned while research his first landmark book, “It’s Not The Big That Eat The Small –It’s The Fast That Eat The Slow”. Practice this one painless maneuver whenever you’re about to take a trip and watch the ideas flow.

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Episode 117: Anatomy of a Perfect Conference

After completing a recent keynote speech in Phoenix Jason came to the conclusion it was the best managed and most outstanding conference in which he’s ever taken part. After more than 1000 keynote speeches around the world, Jason shares the six secrets for an outstanding conference.

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Episode 115: There’s No Excuse for No Growth

If you want to grow your business don’t resort to using the same old tired excuses routinely offered up by executives and owners of businesses that aren’t growing. This edition debunks every excuse for little or no growth and offers up a sure recipe for nonstop growth.

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Episode 114: Never Give Up

Episodes of The Game Changers always rely on the research for Jason’s bestselling books and the fascinating people he meets during the course of traveling hundreds of thousands of miles each year. But, in this episode opens up and reveals a personal story he’s never shared before and the four e invaluable lessons he learned that changed his life. It’s a must listen podcast.

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Episode 113: Constantly Shuffle Portfolios

This episode will strike terror in the hearts of anyone involved in sales. Several fascinating studies have repeatedly proven the efficacy and financial benefits of constantly changing things up, shuffling portfolios and changing account lists. Learn about the fascinating research in this edition.

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Episode 112: Follow Mark Zuckerberg’s Advice

At the end of 2015 Jason read about something Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook planned on doing in the coming year. He decided that if it was good enough for Zuckerberg it was good enough for him and he made a promise to do the exact same thing. The results of his New Year’s resolution have been amazing. Not sure how it worked out for Mark Zuckerberg but it can make a huge difference in enriching your life.

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Episode 111: When You Look Like Your Customers Great Things Happen

Out of the more than 1000 keynote speeches and teaching assignments that Jason has delivered in every state, province and nearly 100 countries he’s only found himself speechless on four occasions. Recently, after being introduced as the closing speaker for ComEd’s Key Manager’s Meeting in Chicago, he took the stage and it happened again…he looked out ta the audience and almost didn’t know where to start or how to begin. Here’s what gave him pause and a big lesson for anyone in business.

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Episode 110: Four Lessons from a Chance Meeting in a Hotel Lobby

Jason guesses he’s stayed in more than 3,000 different hotels during his career and his favorite hotel will surprise you. Recently, while staying at that hotel, he was engaged in one of those unplanned, spur of the moment conversations with a man standing next to him in the lobby. It turns out the man is the owner of the hotel and a dozen others. During their conversation, he shared with Jason the four things that have made him an extraordinarily successful hotel owner. You can adopt and use these four things in your business as well.

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Episode 108: A Remarkable Business and Life Lesson

At least once a year Jason has lunch with Russ Colombo, President and CEO of Bank of Marin, a highly successful bank which has enjoyed remarkable growth under Russ’s stewardship. This year they decided to bring their spouses. While comparing notes they discovered both couples had been together since they were twenty, were celebrating big anniversaries this year and that’s where the conversation naturally turned – to why highly successful, long term relationships in life and in business happen. Together, the two couples think they cracked the code.

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Episode 107: Don’t Dot the ‘I’ – stop Using the ‘I’

Many years ago, a woman named Laura, who was my assistant, walked into my office, laid down a bunch of memos and letters and said, “That letter you wrote is the worst letter I’ve ever transcribed in my life,” adding, “you should be ashamed of yourself!” And, then, she proceeded to give me a lesson I’ve never forgotten and use every day. In many ways it wasn’t only a game changer but a life changer for me. And, it can be for you too.

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Episode 106: Can You Transform a Company from the Bottom or the Middle?

We receive a lot of mail from people asking what they can do to change or transform their company from the bottom or the middle. Many of these emails express utter frustration at feeling stuck in a company that doesn’t get it. Here are Jason’s thoughts and advice on making an impact from the bottom or the middle.

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Episode 105: One Small Thing That Will Change Your Company Forever

This week, in preparation for a speech in Arizona, I interviewed Patsy O’Brien, the Chief Operating Officer of Smith & Howard, an accounting and advisory firm in Atlanta, Georgia, a firm consistently rated the number one CPA firm in America by INSIDE PUBLIC ACCOUNTING. At the end of a great conversation Patsy said, “Wait a minute, there’s one more thing I need to tell you about before we wrap up.” What she said has profound implications for every business and is one of the coolest and biggest game changers I’ve ever come across.

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Episode 104: Less is More. A Lean Spirit.

Peter Drucker said culture eats strategy for breakfast, your research really illustrates that point. (Jason, pick it up and illustrate with a story). When you talk about a lean culture, what do you mean? In your book, Less is More, you identify eleven leadership traits behind creating the culture. While we don’t have time to go into all eleven. Give us one or two that a leader can focus on and improve in the next week.

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Episode 103: Everyone is The Owner

What can you learn from the most successful companies? The research shows top performers consistently master the art of creating and sustaining organizations where everyone thinks and acts like the owner. In this episode of The Game Changers, Jason shares the story of Billion Dollar Brad and details the way to make every employee feel like the owner.

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Episode 101: The Most Important Word in Business

In preparing for five upcoming speeches to five different companies in five different cities Jason was tasked with five different assignments. One company wants to get everyone on the same page. Another wants to their workers to embrace radical change, another fears a new onslaught of competition, still another is struggling with finding, engaging and keeping its workforce and other wants to learn how to make everything happen faster. They’re all searching for a magical answer and there is one. It’s revealed in this edition of The Game Changers.

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Episode 100: Getting and Staying on the Same Page

Do you love stories about fast growing remarkable companies with nothing but upside potential? Here’s a story about a company that has increased their revenues ten times in fifteen years. High tech? Nope. Healthcare? Nope. A new App? Nope. Try… you’ll love how this company keeps everyone on the same age shooting at the same target.

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Episode 99: How to Get Really Lucky

Have you ever noticed that some people just seem to be luckier than most and go from strength to strength and win to win almost effortlessly? Have you ever been tempted to mutter under your breath that you’d like to be as lucky as they are? Here are a couple of basic truths about getting lucky.

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Episode 98: Carry the Wounded and …

Last week I spent some time with a CEO in the middle of a 26 billion dollar merger. He was talking about the challenges of getting both companies on board the same culture and had some startling, revealing and spot on advice.

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Episode 97: Find a Parade and Get in Front

It’s been said that luck occurs when preparedness meets opportunity. Most fortunes and successful careers have been created when someone sees something, instinctively knows it’s going to be a winner and finds a way to put themselves in the front of the parade. But, how do you find the parades in formation so you can get in front? That’s the subject of this edition.

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Episode 96: Make Sense First; Make Judgments Later

We’re all in a hurry. We feel like we’re responding to one problem after another and if we fail to act fast every delay is potentially deadly. It’s almost as if we’re trying to put out the latest fire with no time to get the whole story. This edition teaches why you should make sense first and judgments second.

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Episode 95: Here’s what’s keeping other business leaders awake at night these days

In Podcast 93, listeners learned the question that Jason asked thousands of times each as part of his research, “What’s Keeping You Awake at Night These Days?” That question has been the basis of each of Jason’s eight bestselling books and so we asked you, the people who listen to the podcast to share what’s keeping you awake at night these days about your business? You submitted hundreds of ideas. Here’s what you told Jason.

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Episode 94: High Tech or High Touch – What’s Your Future?

The two biggest markets in the world are ‘consumer technology’ and ‘escape from consumer technology’. What’s your role going to be in the new world and are you developing the skills that will allow you to achieve your full potential in whichever you choose? That’s’ the subject being discussed in this podcast.

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Episode 93: Jason’s Next Book – You Can Be Involved

All of Jason’s bestselling books on leadership, speed, change, innovation and reinvention have occurred as a result of asking CEO’s, leading entrepreneurs and business people one question, Here’s your chance to be learn that question and be involved in selecting the title and subject for Jason’s next book.

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Episode 92: Building Cultures of Defiance

Jason was in Sri Lanka doing a speech and leadership training for MAS Holdings, a truly exceptional company that does business worldwide. While listening to one of the company leader’s talk about culture he was stunned when he heard the leader say, “What we have here is a culture of defiance!” Later, Jason realized that every great company has a culture of defiance. Defiant cultures and what they mean to you are explained and explored in this podcast.

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Episode 90: Is it True? Are Things Going Down The Drain in the US?

If you spent too much time listening to the pundits and all the self-serving, wannabe, not so bright folks who call themselves journalists, you’d be running for cover. Are things as bad in the US as people say? I don’t think so and this week’s podcast features some facts and thoughts that you should know and act on.

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Episode 89: Don’t Let What Happened to Yahoo Happen to You

What in the world happened to Yahoo? Once valued at 120 billion, Yahoo finally got sold for less than 5 billion to Verizon. Every CEO the company hired only made matters worse and most of them should have gone to jail for management malpractice. How did this once incredibly valued company become the joke of Silicon Valley and what lessons are there to learn?

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Episode 88: The Power of Why and What If

When do you think people stop asking the questions ‘why’ and ‘what if’? The answer is a shocker and it will definitely cause a change in your behavior. This is one of the neatest pieces of research Jason has come across in a long time. You’ll love it.

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Episode 87: Customer Service

During his book research one of the CEOs of a company he was studying told Jason a story about customer service that he’s never forgotten and frequently shares with others. Here it is for you to borrow and tell.

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Episode 86: Open the Doors

One of the observations made by Jason and his research teams is that truly great companies keep all their doors open believing it leads to transparency. Can something so simple really make a difference? Listen and find out.

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Episode 85: The Greatest Gift You’ll Ever Give Your Family

It’s taken a long time but most businesses now get it. They know they need a set of guiding principles or values in order to achieve their full potential. Imagine, taking the concept of having a set of values one step further; to your home and family and teaching your children the family values the same way you teach them their ABC’s or to count to 10. Here’s the story of one man who did just that. It’s remarkable and a game changer.

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Episode 82: Four Words That Will Get You Where You Want to Go

Each year Jason conducts somewhere between 700 and 1,000 conversations in preparation for speeches. During the past week –a rare week of being off the road – he had 36 conversations with leading entrepreneurs, academics, heads of not-for-profits and CEOs and Presidents for upcoming speeches. He finished the week’s work having figured out what he believes is the single most important question you’ll ever ask in business and in life.

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Episode 81: Travel Tips That Will Make the Trip Easier

Jason travels between 200,000 and 360,000 miles a year on research, consulting and speaking and he’s been doing it for many years. Along the way he’s developed 15 tips that will make your travel life easier and more productive. Even seasoned travelers will learn valuable tips from the guy whose flown 10 million miles on business.

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Episode 80: Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Almost 70 years ago Abraham Maslow put forth an idea in a revolutionary research paper titled, “A Theory of Human Motivation” that all people are motivated by five primary needs. His original findings have been validated by hundreds of subsequent studies and surveys. Do you know the five needs? Do you know how you can use Maslow’s work to make your enterprise lightning fast and hugely productive? Pay special attention to the third level of his pyramid because most businesses do a horrible job of employing it. This is fascinating stuff you can use.

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Episode 79: Cleaning Out the Stables

One of the twelve labors of Hercules was cleaning out the stables. Sometimes all of our stables – the house, the car, the office, the purse and briefcase – need a good cleaning out. And, you’ll be surprised to learn that many benefits accrue from cleaning up.

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Episode 78: How to Say You’re Sorry

Once in a while, even the best among us, either screws up and makes a mistake or error in judgment and ends up disappointing a customer and/or making them angry. Here’s the best way to handle the situation when that happens based on the research from Jason’s bestseller, The High-Speed Company- Creating a Culture of Urgency and Growth.

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