227: Scott D. Brennan: Bold Skills for Accelerated Success

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Scott Brennan, is the president and chief accelerated success expert at BOLDbreak, Inc.  He has formerly been an award-winning business owner as well as an award-winning and successful corporate executive, repeatedly leading his teams to develop and deliver innovative services to the marketplace.

Scott is now an award-nominated-author of the book, “The Surging Team“, which was honored as an Award-Winning Finalist in the Business Management & Leadership category by the 2015 USA Best Book Awards and is now available on Amazon, as well as the author of an innovative video training series, “10 BOLDskills for Accelerated Team Success“, as an exciting companion resource to his book.

Favorite Quote

“If you are frozen by fear, look down, stay in your three foot world and take one step forward at a time”~Mark Owen

Key Points

1. Learn to be on the Lookout for Opportunities within the Problems

So often the difference between a successful person and a failure is simply perspective.

One will choose to see a set of circumstances as an opportunity, another as a problem. The better you can become at asking quality questions and searching for the opportunity in adversity, the more successful you will be.

So often it has been said that the greatest fortunes are made during the greatest recessions and this is true in life as well, if you can find a way to make any challenge or “failure” a positive, you will succeed at whatever you set your mind to.

2. Engage Your Team with Stories 

If you are looking to build a dynamic and surging team, it is essential that you engage the team in whatever task they have before them. The greatest way to achieve this is through the art of storytelling.

Learn to craft masterful stories about where the team is headed, to tell masterful stories about adversity that has been overcome and successes in the past, and you will have a team with an unstoppable connection and vision.

3. Learn to Build on Strengths

The greatest mistake any leader can make is placing his subordinates in a place of weakness. Often, team members with excellent potential must be let go simply because upper management never bothered to find out what they were really good at and what made them tick, and therefor put them in a place where they could not thrive.

Do yourself and your team a favor and take some time to connect with them, learn their strengths, learn their weaknesses, and put them in positions reflective of their personality. When you do, your team will develop unstoppable momentum in business and in life.

4. Relationships Matter

At the heart of everything we do in this life is relationships. They amplify the human experience and give some sense of meaning to our confusing and often frustrating existence. If you get the relationship piece right, your life will be full and joyful, if you get it wrong, no amount of success will fulfill you.

Influential Books

1. Steve Jobs Walter Isaacson

2. No Hero by Mark Owen

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Connect with Scott D. Brennan

http://boldbreak.com/

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