High Impact Influence with Randy Cantrell

Randy Cantrell

helping leaders achieve high-impact influence in their careers, teams and organizations

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Those of us in the helping business – as our friends in the UK refer to it – are defined by our clients. That’s why we seek out high-performing clients who demand our best. They want us to push and challenge them to get better – which means we have to get better ourselves. Birds … Clients Who Demand My Best Read More » The post Clients Who Demand My Best appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Nov 14

19 min 17 sec

Business owners hit some point early in the process of building their business where they lament being unable to replicate themselves. This is even more so when the business owner has some innate skill that helped propel the business forward.  Executives hit the same point, many because they struggle to control their control freakishness. “Give … If It Is To Be…It’s Up To Me (doing the hard work of improving yourself) Read More » The post If It Is To Be…It’s Up To Me (doing the hard work of improving yourself) appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Nov 7

25 min 3 sec

The question assumes you were once there – wherever there may be.  I’m a hockey fan. Through the years I’ve watched countless NHL players battle injuries to get back into the lineup. Each year after one team lifts the Stanley Cup you then hear about all the off-season surgeries. Players sometimes play in every game … How Do You Find Your Way Back? Read More » The post How Do You Find Your Way Back? appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Oct 31

26 min 20 sec

It doesn’t’ happen often. In fact, I’ve gone on record that in all my years of serving leaders I’ve only encountered one client who was utterly disagreeable to be helped. But that doesn’t mean all of us don’t encounter times – perhaps just moments – where we’re resistant to asking for, or accepting help even … Breaking Through Your Own Resistance To Accept Help Read More » The post Breaking Through Your Own Resistance To Accept Help appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Oct 23

16 min 21 sec

Every night while sitting in the front of the TV I’d open a large accordion file where I kept manufacturers’ literature on high-fidelity stereo gear. The file was alphabetized with a slot for every letter. Advent speaker literature went into the A. Thorens turntables into the T slot. I started this habit while in junior … Bula Business Builders: Helping Small Business Owners Hit The Trifecta Read More » The post Bula Business Builders: Helping Small Business Owners Hit The Trifecta appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Oct 15

23 min 7 sec

Now that the 30-Day Micro Leadership Course is complete I’m going to keep my word and step away for a bit. As I prepare to shut things down for a while I’ve been thinking about rest, rejuvenation, revival, recreation, and all the various things we can do to help ourselves improve. Last week I was … Rest & Rejuvenation: How Stepping Away Can Improve Perspective and Performance Read More » The post Rest & Rejuvenation: How Stepping Away Can Improve Perspective and Performance appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Oct 1

14 min 49 sec

Session 30. We’re completing this short 30-Day Micro Leadership Course. My goal when we began was to provoke thoughts, beliefs, and actions. Mostly, I wanted to help you challenge yourself and your enterprise to higher human performance! My role isn’t to tell you what to do, or how to do it. My role is to … 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 30th 2021) Read More » The post 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 30th 2021) appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Sep 30

15 min 14 sec

Session 29 in our 30-Day Micro Leadership Course. Let’s keep the ideas flowing about being excellent – not just in our leadership but for our team, group, or organization. Let’s talk about it context of connection, collaboration, and communication. These three C’s are crucial for high-performance and your leadership.  By now you’ve figured out how … 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 29th 2021) Read More » The post 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 29th 2021) appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Sep 29

10 min 2 sec

Day 28 of our 30-Day Micro Leadership Course. Let’s continue our conversation about keeping score, measurements. About 15 years ago I decided to get more intentional about my physical health and fitness so I signed up at a gym. From the get-go I went five days a week for about 45 minutes to an hour. … 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 28th 2021) Read More » The post 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 28th 2021) appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Sep 28

8 min 52 sec

Day 27. Four more sessions including today and then we’re have completed our 30-Day Micro Leadership Course, a series of about 5 hours of real-world leadership coaching. You’re doing the work. I’m only here to help spur you on to do the work by showing you a few things you may not have considered, by … 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 27th 2021) Read More » The post 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 27th 2021) appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Sep 27

9 min 58 sec

Session 26. These are the last five sessions. But don’t zone out because these are going to be important lessons for your leadership journey. Back on day 15, we talked about writing your story. Let’s circle back around to that today with a context you may not have considered.  To keep things simple, let’s consider … 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 26th 2021) Read More » The post 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 26th 2021) appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Sep 26

10 min 30 sec

Day 25. The countdown begins as we’re winding our way down in this 30-Day Micro Leadership Course, but we’re going to finish strong with some pivotal lessons.  The vertical pressures every leader must manage are “boots in the dirt” versus “eye in the sky.” Now we’re going to consider the horizontal pressures, “YOU” versus “a … 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 25th 2021) Read More » The post 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 25th 2021) appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Sep 25

11 min 11 sec

Day 24. There are four distinct pressures I always cover in my leadership coaching. These are in contrast to the trite subject of “balance.” Somebody may have figured out balance, that perfect mixture of business and personal. Work-life and personal life. It’s an impossible feat as far as I know. Instead, there are priorities…which are … 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 24th 2021) Read More » The post 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 24th 2021) appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Sep 24

8 min 2 sec

Day 23 of our 30-Day Micro Leadership Course.  Difficult conversations. How do you handle these? How does your culture deal with them? Hiding is pretty common. Maybe not physically, but sometimes it could be. Avoiding is hiding. Does that describe how you react to tough conversations?  It’s a common way of handling things. Ignore it … 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 23rd 2021) Read More » The post 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 23rd 2021) appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Sep 23

9 min 46 sec

September 22, 2021. Day 22 of our 30-Day Micro Leadership Course. Daily communication. Yesterday we focused on the DNA kind of message – the communication that tells everybody why we’re here together, what we’re doing and how we’re doing it. In my experience, conciseness and candor pay. Bigtime. Before we go further about any kind … 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 22nd 2021) Read More » The post 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 22nd 2021) appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Sep 22

12 min 58 sec

Ten more days until we’re done with this short 30-Day Micro Leadership Course. The course is micro, but not your leadership. 😉  Let’s get busy concentrating on creating and sustaining a high-performance culture. I likely could have devoted every session of this course to one topic: communication. Communication is the easy scapegoat for all that … 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 21st 2021) Read More » The post 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 21st 2021) appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Sep 21

9 min 21 sec

Day 20. Monday, September 20, 2021. Pride. And I’m not talking about the pride we take in doing great work. I’m talking about pride as in our ego. Our quest and desire to have power and authority.  Every leadership failure you experience will occur or be worsened because of your pride. We can lose our … 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 20th 2021) Read More » The post 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 20th 2021) appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Sep 20

9 min 40 sec

Day 19. September 19, 2021.  While most of the things contained in this 30-Day Micro Leadership Course are timeless, there is a current disruption that may last for years – the great resignation. Google it and you’ll be overwhelmed with search results. There are millions of people who, thanks to the Pandemic and other reasons, … 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 19th 2021) Read More » The post 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 19th 2021) appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Sep 19

13 min 7 sec

Happy Saturday. It’s day 18 of our 30-Day Micro Leadership Course.  We’re now leaning heavily toward a discussion about elevating our leadership in order to establish a high-performance culture inside our organizations. Before we dive more deeply into that I think we need to make a distinction between management and leadership.  We lead people. We … 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 18th 2021) Read More » The post 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 18th 2021) appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Sep 18

9 min 9 sec

Day 17. September 17, 2021.  Employment has been disrupted more in the past 18 months than at any other time in my lifetime. The Pandemic, government economic incentives (or whatever else you’d like to call them), and people migrating from one place to another – it’s all led to major problems for employers all over … 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 17th 2021) Read More » The post 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 17th 2021) appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Sep 17

11 min 3 sec

Since 2007 I’ve successfully coached a variety of clients from business owners, CEOs, COOs, CFOs, CTOs, Directors, City Managers, Deputy or Assistant City Managers, HR Directors, attorneys, and entrepreneurs. So far I’ve only had one – that’s right, one single exception – where the client experience (and my own) wasn’t as fruitful as it should … How To Get The Most Out Of Executive Coaching (And How To Sabotage Your Own Coaching Experience) Read More » The post How To Get The Most Out Of Executive Coaching (And How To Sabotage Your Own Coaching Experience) appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Sep 16

16 min 51 sec

Day 16. September 16, 2021. Writing your story means architecting your life. Living the life you most want to live. Hopefully, that means being as good as you can be.  Today, we’re thinking about telling our story. We want to pursue our ideal outcome and give high effort to growing and improving. We also want … 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 16th 2021) Read More » The post 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 16th 2021) appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Sep 16

11 min 30 sec

Here we are at the halfway point in our 30 Day Micro Leadership Course. Day 15, September 15, 2021.  Writing Your Story View your life like a book comprised of many chapters. Your name is on the cover. You alone are writing the story. There may be many characters who are part of your story, … 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 15th 2021) Read More » The post 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 15th 2021) appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Sep 15

6 min 42 sec

Welcome to day 14 of our 30 Day Micro Leadership Course. We’ve covered an awful lot of ground and I hope you’re finding the course helpful so far. Just remember, there’s a vast difference between knowing and doing. Make sure you put things into practice. We want this information to benefit you in real life. … 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 14th 2021) Read More » The post 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 14th 2021) appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Sep 14

6 min 50 sec

Day 13. September 13, 2021. Welcome back to our 30-Day Micro Leadership Course. “A change will do you good,” sings Sheryl Crow. She’s right.  ? That doesn’t make it popular or easy. Transforming ourselves is arduous work. I suspect many people rather enjoy being stuck because it’s comfortable. “The devil you know” and all that.  … 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 13th 2021) Read More » The post 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 13th 2021) appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Sep 13

9 min 25 sec

Day 12. Sunday, September 12, 2021. Today we’re talking about creating! Specifically, I’m talking about you creating your own ideas, philosophies, beliefs, and courses of action rather than relying on experts, thought leaders, authors, or even podcasters. 😉  Research has shown the powerful impact teaching or coaching can have on the person doing the teaching … 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 12th 2021) Read More » The post 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 12th 2021) appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Sep 12

9 min 50 sec

Twenty years ago today. It was a Tuesday morning. We had the NBC Today Show on the TV as we were getting ready. Sometime after 7:30 am Central the news hit. Something horrific was happening in NYC at the World Trade Center towers. It was – and still is – surreal. And the phrase, Nine-Eleven, … 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 11th 2021) Read More » The post 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 11th 2021) appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Sep 11

9 min 38 sec

Day 10. After today we’re one-third of the way through this micro leadership course. I hope you’ve been ruminating on your leadership and working to figure out how to improve. Today, let’s talk about decluttering, consuming, and creating.  Decluttering is ridiculously powerful. Hard, but powerful. No, I’m not talking about going through your office and … 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 10th 2021) Read More » The post 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 10th 2021) appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Sep 10

11 min 29 sec

Happy 70th birthday to my sister! Hard to believe we’ve both grown old, but here we are. Her name is Lexie. So I’m giving her a shout out today. We’re on day 9 of our 30 day micro course and today we’re going to talk about potential. What could be so we avoid what might … 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 9th 2021) Read More » The post 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 9th 2021) appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Sep 9

10 min 15 sec

Day 8. Session 8 of our 30-Day Micro Leadership Course.  Yesterday I mentioned management theory X and Y. These are important because how you choose to see the world and your place in it matters greatly to your leadership potential.  Theory X basically puts forth that people will not do work – much less good … 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 8th 2021) Read More » The post 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 8th 2021) appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Sep 8

9 min 28 sec

Influence. Doing for others what they’re unable to do for themselves. That’s leadership. It’s not power. Or authority. Or being in charge. It’s not about being the boss.  We’re so fixated on titles, positions, and power that we often overlook or discount leadership. We think authority is the key to it all. But it’s not.  … 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 7th 2021) Read More » The post 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 7th 2021) appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Sep 7

6 min 29 sec

Welcome to days 5 and 6 of our 30-Day Micro Leadership Course…for Sunday, September 5th and 6th. Labor Day Weekend and out-of-town company, coupled with just too much stuff going on derailed my continuity briefly. Hey, it happens. So we adapt, right? So today let’s compress two days into a single episode.  We’re going to … 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 5th & 6th 2021) Read More » The post 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 5th & 6th 2021) appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Sep 6

9 min 29 sec

Day 4. September 4, 2021.  Let’s continue where we left off yesterday with our next ingredient or component, knowledge. Some folks think this should go first, but I’ve intentionally placed humility and curiosity in front of it because without those knowledge acquisition is impossible. Just log onto any social media platform and find a post … 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 4, 2021) Read More » The post 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 4, 2021) appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Sep 4

9 min 1 sec

Day 3. September 3rd, 2021. Welcome to the 30 Day Micro Leadership Course.  Yesterday we began talking about the leadership recipes – the components that makeup what I’ve long called the “leadership progression.” Humility is the foundation. Until we make sure we’re on the firm footing of humility, nothing else can be built. So let’s … 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 3, 2021) Read More » The post 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 3, 2021) appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Sep 3

6 min 58 sec

Let’s single out the component of the progression of leadership. First, let’s discuss how it’s not just a progression, but it’s more of an ongoing recipe. If we think of these components as check-the-box things, we’ll miss the point. Like a recipe, sometimes we may need to lean more on one of them more heavily. … 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 2, 2021) Read More » The post 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 2, 2021) appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Sep 2

8 min 44 sec

Wednesday, September 1, 2021. Today is the first micro session in this leadership course designed to provide bite-sized nuggets of wisdom you can use beginning right now!  Leadership is a) influence and b) the ability to do for others what they can’t do for themselves. It doesn’t have anything to do with a title or … 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 1, 2021) Read More » The post 30-Day Micro Leadership Course (September 1, 2021) appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Sep 1

5 min 7 sec

Transcript of today’s special episode where I pull back the curtain on my coaching process. Welcome to high-impact influence the podcast. The website is Grow Great dot com, you can also get there by going to High Impact Influence dot com, but Grow Great dot com is just easier to remember. I’m your host Randy … What’s Your Ideal Outcome? (Why Optimism Fuels Higher Performance) Read More » The post What’s Your Ideal Outcome? (Why Optimism Fuels Higher Performance) appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Aug 27

22 min 39 sec

How do you elevate your performance so you can add value to your team? How do you make a bigger difference? It’s not about you, but it begins with you because we’ve already defined leadership as influence. Namely, your influence! But how? There are six components of effective leadership influence. Don’t look at these as … The 6 Components of Leadership Influence Read More » The post The 6 Components of Leadership Influence appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Aug 6

29 min 43 sec

Perspective matters.  How we see the world and our place in it largely determines our behavior. Take some time today and think about that more deeply. Here are some questions that can help get you started.  Why am I doing what I’m doing? How would you describe what you do? If you were one of … A Leadership Primer: What’s Your Point Of View? Read More » The post A Leadership Primer: What’s Your Point Of View? appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Jul 28

14 min 57 sec

To say yes, first we have to say no. No to the other things that would require our time and attention. Yes to the things we want to pursue.  This podcast has morphed as my life and career have morphed. It’s never been a drastic change, but over time a change in just a few … Grow Great Becomes High-Impact Influence Read More » The post Grow Great Becomes High-Impact Influence appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Jul 20

9 min 56 sec

? Greg Jones is currently the owner of the Beehive Neighborhood Hangout, Xplore family of restaurants, and Co-Owner of Artfully Baked and Brewed in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas. But his roots are in hi-tech. Armed with a computer science degree from Georgia Tech, Greg entered the real world by way of startups. Eventually, he found … Greg Jones: Leadership Insights (From Georgia Tech To The Startup World To Restauranteur) Read More » The post Greg Jones: Leadership Insights (From Georgia Tech To The Startup World To Restauranteur) appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Jun 20

32 min 35 sec

Do more of what works. Do less of what doesn’t.  But that sounds easy. Empty even.  Kind of like urging people who want to be rich with an admonition, “Get a million dollars!” Great advice. But how? Today’s show is going to be full of vulnerability. Not whining or complaining, but explaining. Experience and insight … Traction & Momentum: Pursuing The Things That Work After Killing The Things That Don’t Read More » The post Traction & Momentum: Pursuing The Things That Work After Killing The Things That Don’t appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Jun 4

51 min 11 sec

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, Episode 13) Read More » The post The Role of Safety In High-Performance Cultures (Season 2021, Episode 13) appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Apr 17

16 min 40 sec

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 … Persistent Learning (Season 2021, Episode 12) Read More » The post Persistent Learning (Season 2021, Episode 12) appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Apr 11

8 min 44 sec

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 » The post 43 Years Of City Leadership: Tom Hart, City Manager of Grand Prairie, Texas (Season 2021, Episode 11) appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Apr 4

40 min 25 sec

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) Read More » The post Dr. David Childs On Level 5 Leadership Traits – Part 1 (Season 2021, Episode 10) appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Mar 21

1 hr 12 min

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 » The post Where Are Your Guaranteed Lifetime Benefits? (Season 2021, Episode 9) appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Mar 10

34 min 57 sec

? 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 … Camille Neyhouser: Repassionate Your Organization (Season 2021, Episode 8) Read More » The post Camille Neyhouser: Repassionate Your Organization (Season 2021, Episode 8) appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Feb 21

39 min 50 sec

? 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 Sector (Season 2021, Episode 7) Read More » The post Sheri Chaney Jones: Measuring High-Performance Impact In The Public Sector (Season 2021, Episode 7) appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Feb 14

38 min 39 sec

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 » The post Lessons In Time Management As Taught By The Movie, Groundhog Day (Season 2021, Episode 6) appeared first on BULA NETWORK.

Feb 7

31 min 2 sec