| | | EP 392 – Honing Leadership Skills with Michael Canic

Author / John

1 hr 34 min

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Ambition into strategy. Strategy into reality. That is the specialty of our guest this week, Michael Canic [@makingstrategyhappen]. His most recent book, Ruthless Consistency, helps shed light on how to align your actions with your intentions. In business, this approach has everything to do with success and in sport, it’s no different. Michael provides examples of how to embody these practices in the world of athletics to improve performance and dominate the competition. Athlete or coach, we promise to bring you the strategies to up your game beyond just sets, reps, and sprints.

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Never has there been a more concise conversation to move you, your business, or your leadership forward. Michael Canic is the author of Ruthless Consistency and the head of Making Strategy Happen. There were so many thoughtful takeaways in this week’s episode including an explanation of the poisons that inhibit success. Michael also puts the guys through a thought exercise of how they would put themselves out of business. Seeing yourself through the eyes of your competitors is just one of the tactics discussed. I especially liked when Michael said that people were “bloodhounds for inconsistency”. When reputation is so closely intertwined with leadership, being accountable to yourself is the first step to being perceived as reliable by everyone else. Learn how to apply these principles to your personal, professional, and coaching life. Listen NOW!

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You can find Michael Canic on instagram @MakingStrategyHappen. His book, Ruthless Consistency is available now on Amazon.

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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.

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