E234: The Freak Factor with David Rendall
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David Rendall, of The Freak Factor, has spoken to audiences on every inhabited continent. His clients include the US Air Force, Australian Government, Microsoft, AT&T, United Health Group, Fannie Mae, and State Farm.
He has written four books – The Four Factors of Effective Leadership, The Freak Factor, The Freak Factor for Kids, and Pink Goldfish.
David was recently a keynote speaker at our USUMMIT Virtual event.
- How The Freak Factor came about, and The Freak Factor for Kids.
- How identifying your weaknesses helps find your strengths.
- Why moderating and eliminating your natural self doesn’t work, and what to do instead.
- What Brent has discovered about something he used to consider a shortcoming.
- What are job descriptions really asking?
- Can you (should you!) try to change your employees?
- Should you partner (in business or marriage) with someone who fills in your faults?
- Best advice: Everything that people see as wrong with you, I see as leadership skills. Or, control the things you can control.
- The habit that contributes to success: Reading and learning
- Recommended tool: Audible and any podcast app.
- Recommended book: Now Discover Your Strengths by Don Clifton and The Power of Different by Gail Saltz
- Run time: 44:05
- The Freak Factor
- The Freak Factor for Kids
- Pink Goldfish
- The Four Factors of Effective Leadership
- “They’re having more fun than they usually do at the Chamber of Commerce banquet.”
- “A lot of entrepreneurs are entrepreneurs because they maybe don’t fit into that box.”
- “It’s not that we chose another path – it’s that the other path wasn’t available.”
- “Fixing weaknesses doesn’t work.”
- “For ten years, I’ve delegated fun.”
- “We create job descriptions that don’t match any actual human beings.”
- “I’m not a new person, I just have a new outlet.”
- “Awaken” to your reality, “assess” yourself, “accept” who you are, “appreciate” that person, then “affiliate”.
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