People skills are so often the differentiator between the talented person who is reasonably successful, and the incredibly successful person who creates buy-in and commitment from everyone around them. Fortunately, these people skills can be learned, although they must ultimately come from the heart. We’ll discuss that in our Thought of the Day. Then in our interview segment, we’ll be joined by star entrepreneur and bestselling author Dave Kerpen, whose newest book just happens to be titled The Art of People.
Why is influence so important to have? And what does it really mean? Is it good? Bad? What is its essence? We’ll discuss that in our Thought of the Day. And later, in today’s interview, we’ll chat with Dan Rockwell, a master of influence who truly understands what influence is … and is not about.
We often hear about the value of empathy, but what is it, really? Is it simply a nice thing to have, or is it vital to your success? Can it be developed if you’re not born with a natural sense of empathy? Bob discusses these questions at the top of this episode. In the interview segment, we’ll hear from Geoff Colvin, who has written a brilliant book about competing in our age of advanced technology. Is there a link between technology and empathy?
How do you see failure? When you fail, as well all do, do you identify yourself as the failure or do you see yourself as a winner who learned a valuable lesson? Bob shares a few words of wisdom on this important topic. Later in the interview segment, we’ll be joined by the great Hall-of-Fame quarterback and Hall-of-Fame entrepreneur, Fran Tarkenton. He will help us understand how we can utilize the power of failure in order to become much more successful than we ever could without it.