Cube65 – Are Others Needed for Big Dreams?

Leadership is a topic that one tends to either contribute a lot to or nothing at all.

This cube looks at achieving big dreams and getting others involved by looking at leadership. First with Good to Great by Jim Collins, then Team of Rivals – looking at Abraham Lincoln, then a quotation by Vince Lombardi.

The first question is how much leadership is needed to achieve greatness.

 

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Starting Questions:

  1. Who has been someone who really influenced a group you were involved in?
  2. What have you learned about leading others?
  3. Do you need to find more people with the right skills, abilities, talent, or characteristics?

Cube52 – What Does it Take to Build? Vision, Security, People

Vision, security & people are all involved with building something great.

This cube features three mini-cubes. First from the tv show Build It Bigger, an episode on the Kuawati Tower – Al Hamra. Next a segment from Mega Disasters : San Fransisco. Last this quotation:

You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.

~ Walt Disney

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Starting Questions:

  1. What thought came to mind while listening?
  2. Could you help the people around you with vision, security, or manpower?
  3. What do you need to move forward?

Cube47 – Culture Game : How to make or succeed in one

A special thanks goes to Roshun who recommended this cube, when you find a great clip, send it in using the forum on every StartingCube.com page.

 

Every group has a unique culture that defines the rules of the game needed to meet your goals, or at least maximize the options.

Sometimes these written or unwritten rules are developed intentionally, other times they are not. In Built To Last, Jim Collins has a whole chapter on the types of cultures common among large industry leading organizations.

 

This cube can be viewed from at least two perspectives:

  1. employee
  2. system designer or leader

We want to urge you to listen to it from your natural role and then later listen trying to think from the perspective of the opposite role.

 

When you have a great ah ha moment, share it below in the comments, or comment on what others have shared.

 

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Starting Questions:

  1. What are 3 ideas an employee could take from this & be more valued as an employee?
  2. What are three ideas an employer could take & help them develop a culture that naturally finds the right people for their organization?

Cube46 – Survive, Upgrade & Win

Survivor is a TV game show that lasts over a month and has very little rules, it’s filed in many countries, but at the end of the twenty-second USA season, a couple very insightful thoughts came from the man refereed to as Boston Rob.

During Survivor : Redemption Island there was one person who was central to lots of friction : Special Agent Philip.

The Cube today focused on two points where Rob presents some thoughts:

  • Addressing how he could stand Philip
  • Why he should be selected/elected/voted as the winner

If you ever have run for election, or tried to get someone to part with money (either make a sale or donate to a cause) this is a great cube for you.

 

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Starting Questions:

  1. Do you have a dream you are willing to spend a third of your life to achieve?
  2. What about 10 years?

Cube0013 – Price Right For You


Figuring out the right price to ask for for your good or service is important & does not always come down to maximizing the profit you could make.

In this episode, we have a clip from Cliff RavenscraftPodcast Answer Man episode 152, where a fan encouraged Cliff to once again raise his consulting rates.

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Starting Questions

  • How did you settle on the price you charge for your products?
  • Do you have annoying clients you could run off by raising your price?
  • Do you have clients who tell you that you could charge them more?
  • How could you provide so much value so that people want to pay you more?
  • Who do you want to spend most of your time with? Is it different from who you spend time with now?

What other questions, or answers, did you think about during the episode?

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Cube0007 – Connections to better Marketing

No matter what big harry goal or vision you are attempting, you will need other people involved.

This cube focuses on how we connect with people.

From the book Winning with People by leadership author John C. Maxwell, this clip is about connection and what it takes to build connections.

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