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Billy Arcement – Respect, Relationships & Culture with the Candid Cajun

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Episode Overview:

According to the Candid Cajun, straightforward dialogue significantly improves performance. Candor means you care enough to shore up weaknesses. It means capitalizing on strengths and talents. It means you fix flaws. A lack of candor will slow you down and won’t bring improvements to the workplace and can create a toxic environment. By rewarding candor, you create a culture of candor built on trust and respect.

In this episode, our focus with the Candid Cajun is to talk about how respectful candor can give you a strategic advantage and create an environment where trust and respect flourish. Join me now for my conversation with leadership expert Billy Arcement, the Candid Cajun.

Guest Bio: 

Billy Arcement, The Candid Cajun, is an insightful and caring leadership strategist, a 30-year senior corporate manager, and a long-time member of the National Speakers Association. He’s authored six books and writes leadership columns for 44 Business Journals across America.

Billy blends his gumbo of ideas into energizing, enthusiastic, and inspiring presentations. He uses his special blend of ‘Cajun humor’ to drive home his talking points. 

He can quickly grasp reality, assess the impact, and provide workable solutions that remove barriers. He challenges, encourages, and evaluates results helping managers to greater understanding and discernment of their responsibilities.

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Insight Gold Timestamps:

10:37 Listening is one of the great ways to show respect

18:54 Try not to be offensive, ugly or mean

22:40 How do you define relationships

29:33 Strategies to improve your personal and organizational leadership

30:04 The truth is not always pleasant

31:41 The Victory List

32:53 Visualization works

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Next Episode: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work with Larry Stevenson!

About the Host, Michael

Michael Vickers inspires enduring success, redefining the possible for today’s sales professionals, leaders, and managers. Whatever the sales or business opportunity, Michael will greatly enhance your odds of success. Every person who has an idea to promote, an employee to motivate, or a deal to negotiate, will attain a new level of success after an event with Michael.

Michael is also the best-selling author of Becoming Preferred: How to Outsell Your Competition, and Dance of the Rainmaker: Creating Authentic Differentiation in Today's Competitive Marketplace, where he shares his secrets to achieving the very highest level of sales mastery.

Whatever the result you’re striving for, if it involves influencing others or achieving success through others, Michael will build your confidence and accelerate your performance.

Michael is the Executive Director of Summit Learning Systems, a company that offers customized in-house training programs to many of today’s leading companies. He teaches thousands of business professionals throughout North America the skills required to achieve optimum performance.

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