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?

Cube64 – What to do Next

Given enough time & big enough goals – you will fail. The best news is that you will get another chance.

After missing one release date, we come back and look at Failing Forward by John C. Maxwell & NFL Films Presents episode on the Loyola Bulldogs (hulu)

 

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Starting Questions:

  1. Have you been setting goals that stretch yourself?
  2. Has something in your past been holding you back from stretching again?

Cube60 – Overcoming Adversity

We live in turbulent times.

Employees are being laid off.
Unions are on strike.
Big companies threaten on your little business you have run.
Your investments look like their value dropped 10+% this week.

Basically, if you are not an all-powerful god, then this cube is for you & focused on what to do in the face of adversity. Featuring TWiT 308 (around 1 hour & 42 minute mark)  & Ray Lewis on ESPN’s NFL Live.

 

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Starting Questions:

  1. How are you expanding your capabilities and fanbase?
  2. What was the word of encouragement that struck you the most?
  3. When was the last time you helped someone; no matter if you received payment or not, when did you make someone else’s life better?

Cube58 – College vs Pro

Ben Roethlisberger is a Superbowl Winning Quarterback, who ended up in the wrong place & suspended from the NFL.

Merril Hoge is a former NFL quarterback & NFL analyst who came alongside Ben in his dark time and mentored him.

 

This cube pulls from Drive by Danial Pink, specifically the chapter titled “Autonomy”. It presents a small section, then shifts to an episode of ESPN’s NFL Live where Merril Hoge tells a little about his relationship with Ben. Tony Dungy adds some insight, he has also mentored NFL players who got into trouble.

 

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Starting Questions:

  1. Which of these is it more important and less important for you to have control or influence over? task, time, technique, team
  2. Have you seen situations, settings, or systems that teaches or helps people to accept more responsibility or autonomy?
  3. Any other thoughts?

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?

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?

Cube38 – Life Change

Life changes come in two verities:

  • slow & steady
  • sudden

This cube deals with the second time, looking at part of an episode of the tv show In Plain Sight [season 1, episode 7 - Iris Doesn't Live Here Anymore].

 

In Plain Sight is about US Marshals Mary Shannon & Marshall Mann supporting people in the Witness Protection Program. Every person in the Witness Protection Program had their lives suddenly and dramatically changed in a moment.

 

In this Cube, the family first learns just how different their life will be from here on out; some handle the change better than others.

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Starting Question:

  1. Any ideas how to prepare for life changes, both sudden and slow?