Welcome to another captivating episode! Introducing Michael Bryant, Founder & President of CTS Consulting. Michael partners with host Gregory McDonough to share his experiences in triathlon running, the lessons he's learned from his races, and the power of the present moment. He also delves into promoting active listening within your team and encouraging learning from failures or setbacks to facilitate personal and professional growth.
- Michael discusses the endurance mindset, referencing his experience in the grueling Ironman race where he faced extreme weather conditions. He emphasizes that pushing through hardships can reveal a strength and determination that individuals might not know they possess.
- Endurance racing, is essentially an all-day problem-solving event. The ability to adapt and overcome obstacles becomes vital. This notion extends to the business world where leaders and teams often encounter unexpected challenges.
- Michael touches on the importance of being 'present'. He stresses that in both athletic and business ventures, people often miss out on real-time experiences as they dwell on the past or worry about a possibly grim future.
- In business consultancy, Michael explains that he follows a principle of understanding a business's goals and concerns. He underscores that wants are negotiable, while needs are non-negotiable, implying the importance of distinguishing between them.
- Michael emphasizes the learning curve and the benefits he gained from his recovery process after a meniscus tear. He saw this injury as an experience to learn more about his body and improve his performance, drawing parallels to how failures in business can propel learning and growth.
Quote of the Show:
- "I believe that in every obstacle, you’ll find a blessing." - Michael Bryant
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Creators and Guests
Greg McDonough is a seasoned executive who has owned and operated businesses in the professional services sector, navigating them through both good and tough times. He brings his personal experience of knowing what it’s like to be ‘in the owner’s seat’ when working with clients, taking time to ask the questions others may not.