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Wired to Lead™ Podcast Episode 5 Pete York

The Avalon Institute Wired to Lead™ Podcast will be updated on a bi-monthly basis and each episode will include special guests that span the world of of business, sports leadership, the US military and entertainment. In this episode, your hosts Cameron Gott and Perry Jobe Smith are joined by technologist and social change thought leader…

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Wired to Lead™ Podcast Episode 6 Marc A. Ross

The Avalon Institute Wired to Lead™ Podcast will be updated on a bi-monthly basis and each episode will include special guests that span the world of of business, sports leadership, the US military and entertainment. In this episode, your hosts Cameron Gott and Perry Jobe Smith are joined by entrepreneur, thought leader and founder of…

Emotions - The Avalon Institute
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Leveraging Emotions to Overcome Self Imposed Limitations

I believe we are all motivated by different things but in general, most people are usually motivated by emotions like fear or desire. For example, if your company is going through hard times and you feel layoffs are on the horizon, you may start looking for other job opportunities out of fear. You may also…

Excellence - The Avalon Institute
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Excellence: Hacks Will Get You Halfway There!

Everywhere we turn these days we are inundated with suggestions for being more efficient and productive. Want to do something better and achieve excellence? HBR has a hack for that. Want to change a behavior? Fast Company and Inc. both have 3-step solutions they’re happy to share with you. I’ll even offer my own hacks…

Employee Metrics - The Avalon Institute
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Changing Language and Shifting Perspectives on the “Big Four”​ of Employee Metrics

It’s no secret that every company wants to improve their employee metrics, retention, engagement, productivity, and sustainability. And it’s no secret that today’s organizations are struggling to figure out the best way to tackle those goals. Retention trends have shifted so much that jobs are being called “tours of duty” and the career ladder has been replaced with…

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Leadership Development Firm “The Avalon Institute” Launching in 2017

The Avalon Institute is led by USAF Brigadier General John E. Michel (Ret.) and Washington, DC-based Entrepreneur Perry Smith. The Institute’s mission is to provide organizations with a proprietary mix of proven strategies and assessments that address critical leadership development issues — especially disengagement among Millennials. THE AVALON INSTITUTE – WE DELIVER LEADERS! DECEMBER 13,…

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