Podcast Episode 038 – The Strong Hand Tool


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In this episode of the Business Broken to Smokin’ Podcast:
Lodestone True North’s Head Coach Mark Whitmore and his right hand man Shane Kardos discuss the Strong Hand Tool, a good thinking hack to realize the places where you might get stuck while trying to get things done.

0:00 Intro

0:45 Documentary on Terry Kath, one of the founding members of the band Chicago: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5037288/ 

3:07 Lodestone is here to help! https://www.lodestonetruenorth.com 

3:58 Strong Hand Tool

  • There are some wall that we run into…

4:54 The first hurdle is Epiphany

  • Ideas, solutions, clarity…

5:08 “On the pathway to execution, the first problem is that folks just don’t see things.”

8:54 The second hurdle is Context

  • Put that epiphany into your context of where you are going with your business. Why does it matter? How does it fit our strategy? 

10:12 Book reference – Principles for Navigating Big Debt Crises by Ray Dalio 

  • Big take-away – You need to ask yourself what principle are you operating under?

12:28 The third hurdle is Framework or Format

  • What’s our operating system? Where do we drop this information into a system in which we get things done?

17:01 “The framework disappears in the hands of the craftsman.”

17:41 The fourth hurdle is Execute

18:59 Book reference – 20 mile march from Jim Collins book Great By Choice – https://www.jimcollins.com/concepts/twenty-mile-march.html 

19:58 Work ethic can sometimes be toxic, especially when going in the wrong direction…

21:11 The fifth hurdle is Review

21:41 AAR Tool – see our podcast episode 032 for details: https://lodestonetruenorth.com/podcast-episode-032-aar-exercise/ 

23:15 Download the Strong Hand Tool worksheet using the form at the top of this post

24:59 Some signs that you are a visionary…

28:12 What we do here at Lodestone…

35:26 Sprechstimme singing – https://www.britannica.com/art/Sprechstimme  


Music – Feelin’ Stronger Every Day – Chicago

Music – Remedy – The Black Crowes

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Mark Whitmore is the Head Coach and founder of Lodestone True North, a dynamic firm of experienced business coaches who help entrepreneurs and managers get to their Land of Awesome.

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