Podcast Show Notes with Stan Phelps
How do you know when you need to cut the cord? Join me as Stand Phelps shares his story of a life altering decision that caused him to uproot his family while still being pulled back by old ties.
Learn how he made a leadership decision that changed the course of his career and life.
Since that decision, Stan has become a best-selling author and requested speaker at numerous events across the globe.
Stan is an experience architect and Founder of 9inchmarketing in Cary, North Carolina.
He believes that today’s organizations must focus on meaningful differentiation to win the hearts of both employees and customers.
His 20 year career in marketing included leadership positions at IMG, adidas, PGA Exhibitions and Synergy. He has also worked on award-winning experiential programs for top brands such as KFC, Wachovia, NASCAR, Starbucks and M&M’s.
Stan’s writing is syndicated on top sites such as Forbes, Customer Think and Business2Community. He also writes as a contributor to MENG Blend and Switch & Shift. He has spoken at over 100 events in the US, Canada, Sweden, Australia, The Netherlands, Russia and France.
In his free time, he enjoys tennis, golf and snowboarding.
Tweetable Quotes and Mentions
“I stay ready to prevent having to get ready.” -Stan Phelps Click to Tweet
“Treat employees like they make a difference and they will.” -Jim Goodnight told by Stan Phelps Click to Tweet
“Doing a lot of little things tells people you care.” -Stan Phelps Click to Tweet
“Sometimes a journey is met with follicle loss.” -Jim Rembach Click to Tweet
“You can’t be half pregnant in this world, you have to be fully committed to succeed.” -Stan Phelps Click to Tweet
“You have to be careful on doing what is safe.” -Stan Phelps Click to Tweet
“You have to have the courage to leave the safety behind and go in with both feet.” -Stan Phelps Click to Tweet
“Everyday I have to challenge myself on being a better Servant Leader to the people I work with.” -Stan Phelps Click to Tweet
“Recognition is not something you can do too often or too soon.” -Stan Phelps Click to Tweet
“Recognition is a driver of performance.” -Stan Phelps Click to Tweet
“It’s about trying to create a relationship with people first.” -Stan Phelps Click to Tweet
“If you can’t make things fun for your people then you are going to be in a losing battle.” -Stan Phelps Click to Tweet
“You need to think about your people as volunteers.” -Stan Phelps Click to Tweet
Hump to Get Over
Stan was stuck having to do work that he felt was fundamentally different than what he believed. He knew he needed to make a change, but Stan was holding himself back and needed to get over the hump by better leading himself. Listen and learn on Stan’s journey.
I was doing myself and my employer a dis-service, and I just needed to make a jump.
His sense of humor
Resources from Stan
Executive summary of The Purple Goldfish and The Green Goldfish Click to get
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