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Leaders, Do You Know How to High Five?

Leaders, as we look back at the previous year, we remind ourselves that it is apropos to review ourselves, praise our teams, and celebrate some wins.  Amongst our teams, we have observed uncertainty.  Folks are asking, “How much gaiety is required?” and “What is the appropriate mode of celebration?”

Some wins call for raucous cheers. Others call for a quiet “yes!”  Our purpose today, however, is not to prescribe appropriate celebrations by context.  Instead, we share a lesson we learned at the Leadercast — namely, that the high five is a universal tool, the lineman’s pliers of celebration.  A high five always works.  It is always powerful.  Moreover, the high five is most powerful in its simplest form.  Like a pair of lineman’s pliers, it does not need our improvements.

Today, we present a brief instructional video by Leadercast host Tripp Crosby, reminding us to use high fives appropriately.  Remember, they do not cost anything, so hand out a few today.

Leaders, Do Your Meetings Sound Like This?

Leaders, in our continual quest to take down obstacles for our teams, to help them succeed, we always asks, “Is this meeting necessary? Will it add value today?” We try to make our meetings bearable by stating a clear purpose, by inviting only those who are central to that purpose, and by keeping focus on the goal, yet even in the best run meetings we experience the agony of missed communication. Let’s all watch and laugh at ourselves as Leadercast host Tripp Crosby demonstrates how the best of meetings can go awry.

What’s worse than a conference call? A conference call in real life.

Cogburn Crows is launched!

We have great news folks.  Cogburnt, our first game, has been launched.  This is new territory for the Deft Flux stable of information designers, but we think this product is going to be a hit.  We know that many parents and families feel on-line and mobile games driving them apart.  They no longer are sitting around a table playing games together.  In response, we have attempted to provide a game that requires the players to sit together in the same room and (at least for now) on the same device.  So head over to the App Store or Google Play, install Cogburnt, and let us know what you think!

Cogburn Crows is coming

Coming soon from Deft Flux – something unlike anything we’ve created to date.  It’s called Cogburnt.  It might be a little too soon for you, but your kids are going to love it.

Leaders – Get Ready for Seth Godin!

Leaders, why do you work to stand out from the crowd?  Why do you care about doing the right thing in the right way?  You know that your actions, attitudes, and encouragement help those around you succeed.  You also know that from time to time, you need that same encouragement from other leaders whose attitude is the same as yours.

We believe the best one-day event in Oshkosh where you can find that encouragement is that Leadercast 2015.  This year, we get to hear from Payton Manning and Rudy Giuliani, and we are particularly excited to hear from Seth Godin, whose thoughts on marketing are sure to be pithy and refreshing.

Leadercast is a one-day event broadcast live from Atlanta to over 100,000 leaders around the globe, sponsored at Oshkosh by Deft Flux.  Find a way to get there.  Get your tickets now.


Leadercast Oshkosh: Get Your Tickets Now

Leaders, with Leadercast Oshkosh only three weeks away, you need to get the date on your calendar right now (seriously, open your calendar right now and block out May 9) and then go over to and purchase your tickets (I am still serious; stop reading this right now, go buy your tickets, and then come back and finish reading).

O.k., now that you have purchased your tickets, how about a few reasons to get stoked about Leadercast? Continue reading

Leaders – Get Ready for Simon Sinek!

Leaders, why should you build your leadership muscles?  You care about your work.  You care about your team.  You long for your team to win.  We believe that Leadercast 2014 is one of the best one-day workouts your leadership muscles can get.

In anticipation, we have watched the Leadercast folks spend the better part of this month trickling out speaker announcements for 2014.  We are especially excited about Simon Sinek and Laura Bush.  If you haven’t heard Simon speak yet, he is the author of Start with Why, and you can do a few leadership pushups today by watching this TED talk — How great leaders inspire action.

Leadercast is a one-day event broadcast live from Atlanta to over 100,000 leaders around the globe, sponsored at Oshkosh by Deft Flux.  Find a way to get there.


Leadercast Memories

Are you a corporate seal?  Lately posted to YouTube, here’s to you, and the next Leadercast!

Leadercast is a one-day event broadcast live from Atlanta to over 100,000 leaders around the globe, sponsored at Oshkosh by Deft Flux.

Leadercast Oshkosh 2013

Chick-fil-A® Leadercast® is a one-day leadership event broadcast LIVE from Atlanta, Georgia to hundreds of locations around the world.  Last year we had the opportunity to attend the Leadercast at Oshkosh and take along a few clients and our experience was so valuable that we decided to sponsor Chick-fil-A® Leadercast® Oshkosh 2013.  We are looking forward with eager anticipation to seeing and hearing the likes of John Maxwell, Mike Krzyzewski, Andy Stanley, Henry Cloud, and Jack Welch.  Can you pack all of that wisdom into one day for a better price? This year’s Leadercast will take place on May 10.  Get your tickets, directions, and everything else at the Leadercast Oshkosh site.

Check out some highlights from last year and the teaser for 2013:

Chick-fil-A Leadercast 2012 Highlight Video from GiANT Impact on Vimeo.

2013 Chick-fil-A Leadercast from GiANT Impact on Vimeo.

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