Grow Great with Randy Cantrell

Grow Great with Randy Cantrell

It’s about establishing and sustaining a high-performance culture in your career, team and organization. Leadership isn’t about authority. It’s about influence. We manage the work. We lead people. Join us each week for insights on how we can all learn, improve and grow.

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April 17, 2021 16 min
First, a definition. Psychological Safety. That’s the common label for the kind of safety we’re speaking of today. Of course, physical safety is equally paramount. Even in the brutal training of military special forces, safety during the training is stressed. Participants may feel as though they’re going to die as they push to never-before-experienced extremes. …

The Role of Safety In High-Performance Cultures (Season 2021, Episod...

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Persistence is defined as: • continuing firmly or obstinately in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition • continuing to exist or endure over a prolonged period Learning is defined as: the acquisition of knowledge or skills through experience, study, or by being taught High-performing organizations have a superior commitment to persistent …

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Tom Hart has served as Grand Prairie City Manager since 1999. Prior to that, Hart was Assistant City Manager and later City Manager in Euless for 16 years. He was one of the youngest city managers in the history of Texas when he served as City Manager in The Colony from 1978-1981. Known for his …

43 Years Of City Leadership: Tom Hart, City Manager of Grand Prairie, Texas (Season 2021, Episode 11) Read More »

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Today, I’m rejoining Dr. David Childs, Ph.D. for a conversation about what Jim Collins referred to in his books as Level 5 Leadership. David is highly qualified in high-performance leadership. In 2015 he published a book, The Organization Whisperer: 12 Core Actions That Ripple Excellence Through Your Organization. I encourage you to connect with him …

Dr. David Childs On Level 5 Leadership Traits – Part 1 (Season 2021, Episode 10)...

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This photograph was taken sometime in 1982. Today’s episode is from the now unpublished archives. It was recorded on Friday, May 11, 2012. I resurrected it because recent client work went where it always seems to go sooner than later. Personal. Struggles. Sorrows. Challenges. Opportunities. It made me think about how we’re human, all of …

Where Are Your Guaranteed Lifetime Benefits? (Season 2021, Episode 9) Read More »

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? Camille Neyhouser is the Owner and Founder of Repassionate Your Organization (RYO). Camille helps organizations revolutionize their vision, employee motivation & engagement, productivity, and income. She helps leaders build/rebuild their organizations with passion, purpose & inner power. Prior to founding her own company, Camille had a 14-year career with the most reputable international development …

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? Joining me today via Zoom is Sheri Chaney Jones. She is an expert on public sector evaluation and applied organizational research. Sheri is the President and Founder of Measurement Resources, a consulting company dedicated to helping the social sector with performance management, evaluation, and organizational behavior. She is also the author of Impact & …

Sheri Chaney Jones: Measuring High-Performance Impact In The Public S...

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Last Tuesday was February 2nd, 2021 – Groundhog Day. AMC played the movie staring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell on constant repeat all day that day. I know ’cause I watched it twice. Rotten Tomatoes gives the movie a 96% on the Tomatometer. Here’s how they summarize the movie, for you slackards who have never …

Lessons In Time Management As Taught By The Movie, Groundhog Day (Season 2021, Episode 6) Read More »

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Tommy Gonzalez is an impressively high performing leader with a vast and varied experience that includes a 22-year career in military service where he was a Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Army. In 2014 he was appointed the City Manager of El Paso, Texas, the 21st largest city in America with an annual budget of …

A Conversation With High-Performing Leader Tommy Gonzalez, El Paso’s City Manager (Season 2021, Episode 5) Read More »

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Being adaptive is innate in all of us. Human beings have power no other animal has – the ability to adapt quickly! Because of our brainpower, we can adjust and adapt fast! Faster than any creatures on the planet. Humans have the ability to project and consider various outcomes. We’re able to think about what …

This May Be The Key To Being More Adaptive (Season 2021, Episode 4) Read More »

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I’m a solopreneur. In 1994 I read my first book (I think) about being a one-person business. It was a book by Terri Lonier entitled, Working Solo. I’m not even sure why I bought the book because I was leading a fairly sized company at the time. Working solo wasn’t even on my radar. At …

Are These 7 Things As Effective As I Think? (Season 2021, Episode 03) Read More »

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Yesterday’s Know-How May Not Answer Today’s Challenges. That was my original title for today’s show but I changed it. I have the following quote on my About page… Do not assume I’m going to take issue with the late, great Peter Drucker because I’m not. I believe he was right. However, I’m not terribly anxious …

This Is Always The Path To Improvement (Season 2021, Episode 02) Read More »

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During the early stages of morphing yourself into a high-performing culture, you can embrace a new level of creativity (aka innovation) when you commit to taking a harder look at what you’re doing. That means you individually and you collectively. Being too close to things is problematic because it robs us of the ability to …

Two Important Questions Every Leader Must Ask & Answer (Season 2021, Episode 01) Read More »

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Van is a manager. Experienced. Being a boss is important to Van. He enjoys having people answer to him. Beth is a manager. Inexperienced. She never thinks about being “the boss.” She’s busy helping her direct reports do better. Based only on this information, which one do you think is making a difference – a …

Grow Yourself, Grow Others & Make A Difference – Season 2020, Episode 40 Read More »

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Serendipity happened. I was traveling. Part business, part pleasure. I walked into a place to get some information and came face to face with a man who had spent decades in Texas. The fact was, he lived in the DFW area for many years – the place I had driven from for this trip. He …

A Conversation With The Organization Whisperer, David Childs, PhD – Season 2020, Episode 39 Read More »

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The Peer Advantage by Bula Network is a new initiative that I’ve been working on this year. Like most things, I’ve gotten it wrong until I could figure out how to get it right. And I have a client to thank for helping me figure it out. NOTE: If you want to dig through my …

Anticipate & Pursue The Ideal Outcome (Creating High-Performing Cultures) – Season 2020, Episode 38 Read More »

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The air is clear but cool. It’s about 40 degrees. I’m staring at some woods, watching chipmunks, squirrels and all kinds of birds flitter around. Chilling out means exhaling. Inhaling, too. Slowly. Deliberately. But naturally. The kind of breathing that helps melt away whatever may be vexing a person’s emotions or thoughts. And I’m thankful. …

Giving Thanks, Greeting Winter & Making Plans – Season 2020, Episode 37 Read More »

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We’re approaching Thanksgiving Day here in America. One week away. Our personal growth is significantly impacted by other people. Within the past few weeks, I’ve conducted a few leadership workshops. I regularly illustrate our ability to help each other by telling stories of people – particularly older men – who influenced me. These were men …

Finding & Forging Safe, Profitable Relationships – Season 2020, Episode 36 Read More...

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Sometimes we do. Sometimes we don’t. He’s had some problems and he knows something isn’t right, but he’s scared to find out. Eventually, he goes to the doctor. Tests are run. Then he waits. Anxious, fearful, but working hard to convince himself that it’s not going to be anything serious he’s contacted by the doctor’s …

Multiple Opinions: Using The Insight Of Others To Reach Our Ideal Outcome – Season 2020, Episode 35 Read More »

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I won’t bury the lead. I’m going back to the long-used podcast show title, Grow Great with Randy Cantrell because it’s always been and will always be about leadership. And true leadership starts with us, our determination to lead our lives in ways where we have the most positive impact on others. It still involves …

Grow Great with Randy Cantrell (Returning To My Roots To Fuel Greater Growth) – Season 2020, Episode 34 Read More »

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