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Absolute Advantage Podcast

The Absolute Advantage is about learning from some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs, leaders, and achievers at the top of their game. When chasing your dreams, a lot of times there isn’t a need to reinvent the wheel. Instead, shorten your path to success by learning from the stories, strategies and concepts shared by our guests. Then shorten it even further by learning about amazing resources (books, webinars, tools, software, events, coaching, etc.) that should be on your radar. You are not alone in the challenges you face! It's my mission to help you walk away with at least one idea you can apply each episode and to offer content that inspires, encourages and helps you grow and progress QUICKLY both professionally and personally.
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Jan 30, 2019

Dr. Rachel MK Headley is a Mensa PhD scientist and expert in project management. Her impressive resume includes a decade spent in the scientific field of satellite imaging, and another decade as a geologist and the operational science officer at the Landsat satellite mission for the U.S. Geological Survey.

Meg Manke is an expert in the field of human resources, and she has worked extensively in talent management, safety, organizational psychology, and communications. Meg has an extensive background in strategic leadership within the business world.

Together, these incredible women are the co-founders of Rose Group International (RGI). They have also co-authored an insightful and important book titled iX Leadership: Create High-Five Cultures and Guide Transformations. Through their guidance, organizations can create a lasting vision and culture and develop the behaviors necessary to achieve greatness.

Dr. Rachel Headley’s Bio:

High Intellect CEOs, Leaders, Entrepreneurs, Investors – ensure critical new IP, strategies, and tech gets implemented quickly & effectively by leveraging the energy of your team’s creativity and passion.

Developing big, complicated culture and process opportunities is her passion – from across the org chart to internal teams to executive one-on-one coaching. Dr. Rachel Headley applies her experience and lessons from a decade of satellite science research and a decade of satellite operational management.

She is a professional keynote speaker, with a TEDx and TED-esque talk in front of a 10,000-plus live audiences.

She is also an author, having written on topics ranging from technical complexities of satellite systems, to satellite data use in conservation, to change strategy.

She is a global citizen, and she has been known to blog about the more ridiculous travel situations in which she occasionally find herself.

Dr. Meg Manke’s Bio:

Meg has years of experience in leading through transition. From major changes in highly-regulated industries to managing through $100M acquisition, Meg has refined skills in understanding people through change. Her studies in organizational psychology and mastery in leadership concepts ensure that your people are taken care of. Period.

Meg has a passion for helping other realize their full potential – breaking down social and personal barriers – changing their story. Her innate ability to recognize opportunity in weakness and present a strategic solution is unprecedented in today’s business world.

Meg is a ranch kid from western South Dakota, where she still puts in a hard day’s work on the family place. Ranch life gave her sticktoittiveness, passion for family and outdoors, and maybe a touch of stubbornness. Meg is an avid runner, an advocate of the well-rounded education of youth, and a major supporter of finding humor in all things.

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Whether you know it or not, the members of your team fall under four distinct types, based on the ways they interact with each other. Your fixers are very team-focused and thrive in chaos, while your organizers are independent and prefer order. Stabilizers prefer teamwork and the clarity of organization, while independents prefer to work alone on the big, difficult problems.

Meg Manke and Dr. Rachel Headley’s work focuses on helping organizations better understand and accommodate these four distinct types of team members. They believe that the keys to effective leadership and communication lie in understanding how your team interacts and integrating that knowledge into your culture… and the results can be profound.

In this episode, Rachel and Meg share the eye-opening principles that serve as the foundation of their work, and they give practical advice for how to apply this knowledge to your own teams. Unlike systems like the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Color Code Personality Profile, Rachel and Meg’s iX system isn’t based on an individual’s personality, but rather how that person prefers to work with others as part of a team.

This visionary perspective will give you some incredible insights into your own team, and I’m confident you’ll find a lot of fascinating information to take away from this episode!

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Jan 23, 2019

Think and Grow Rich explains the "science of success". It changed John Mitchell's life. It allowed him to alter a 20 year history of earning low six figures a year, as an entrepreneur, to earning over $5 million a year. John's 12-minute-a-day technique is recognized as the top practical application in the world of this legendary book. Think and Grow Rich worldwide has sold over 100 million copies, whereas the next best selling book on success has sold under 10 million copies. So clearly, it is the top book ever written on success and achievement. Listen in as John talks about applying this book to your life using a simple and practical technique called Think It Be It, which only takes 12 minutes a day. 

John’s technique doubles your control of yourself, triples your daily personal growth, and helps you to focus on and advance your career. The science behind the technique was profiled in a TIME Magazine cover story.

Today, John serves as a faculty member of the nationally top-rated McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, where he teaches his “Think It Be It” technique. John previously appeared in episode 121 of my podcast a year ago, and I encourage you to go back and listen to that episode as well. Implementing John’s 12-minute-a-day methodology has honestly changed my life. It’s an honor to have John back on Absolute Advantage.

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Did you know that there’s an actual science that determines what makes someone successful? By far the biggest driver of your own personal success lies in your daily thoughts and actions. Luckily, John Mitchell returns to Absolute Advantage to explain how 12 minutes a day and the application of brain science can completely change the course of your life. John is living proof of the power of his methods; in his 50s he realized he wasn’t where he wanted to be, but after applying his methods to his own life he’s now making more than $5 million a year.

John has appeared on Absolute Advantage before to discuss his “Think It Be It” strategy, and after a year of practicing his methods I can’t even begin to tell you how much of a difference it has made in my own life. I’m so convinced of the science behind John’s methods that I actually became a partner in his business.

In this episode, John returns to further discuss “Think It Be It” and how it can benefit you in all aspects of your life. John shares some eye-opening statistics as well as the brain science that serves as the foundation of his methodology. We’ve also got a free five-day email introduction to our course so that you can try out John’s principles firsthand.

Your brain is the most powerful tool you have at your disposal to turn your hopes and dreams into real action that can benefit your entire life. I really hope you’ll get some amazing, life-changing information from this episode!

Additional resources:

  • Free 5-day Email Course: Text the word genius to 44222
Jan 16, 2019

My name is Kelly Hatfield, and I’ve been a business leader and part of the recruiting industry for more than 25 years. If this is your first time listening to the Absolute Advantage podcast, welcome! My goal with Absolute Advantage is to bring you valuable wisdom from some of the world’s most successful business leaders and entrepreneurs. Each episode is all about sharing fresh visions and new perspectives from many top voices in the business world, helping you to shorten your path to success.

I’d like to share a little more of my background with you. I’m a successful entrepreneur several times over, as well as a certified speaker, certified coach and trainer for the John Maxwell Team, and certified High-Performance Coach. I have dedicated myself to helping others succeed, and I believe strongly in making a positive impact on the people around me.

It’s this goal of having a positive ripple effect that brought about the Absolute Advantage podcast in the first place. This podcast is for business leaders who want to level-up your skills and further your own personal growth so that you can maximize your potential… and become your best self. Thank you so much for joining me.

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Long-time listeners have heard me mention my profound belief in the ripple effect in many previous episodes of Absolute Advantage. So, today I wanted to really take a deep dive into the transformative power of the ripple effect and how it has touched my own life. This is an incredibly important topic for me, and so I’ve decided that for this episode I’ll be speaking with you about my own experiences and thoughts rather than inviting a guest to join me.

I can’t stress enough how closely I hold this topic to my heart; it truly is the catalyst behind so much of what I do. The ripple effect is a guiding light that has been present throughout my life, informing my choices and helping to keep me grounded. From my personal life to my professional work, the ripple effect has helped me maintain focus on the things that matter.

In this episode of Absolute Advantage, I want to share with you how the ripple effect can be a force for positivity in your own life. I believe that the more good we put into the world, the more we get back in return. This has proven to be true time and time again in my life, as you’ll hear in the episode. As always, thank you for spending time with me today. I truly hope the ripple effect from this episode will help bring wonderful things into your own life and the lives of those around you.

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