25: How to Focus on what is Working and Filter Out the Bad – Josh Dykstra of Strengths Doctors

Josh Dykstra is the Founder of Strengths Doctors, a consulting firm in California that helps small businesses create energizing and positive work environments. He is the author of Igniting the Invisible Tribe which is about “How to create an organization that doesn’t suck.”

Company: Strengths Doctors

Episode 25 Show Notes – In this episode Josh talks about

  • How do we as entrepreneurs design organizations that don’t suck!
  • Why it is important to focus on what is working in life and business
  • The transition from a 9-5 to becoming a consultant
  • The importance of crafting a story about your background that makes people understand what you are doing now
  • Why performance reviews don’t work
  • Finding a noble cause
  • How to understand why you are the way you are

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Josh’s Favorite Books

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Strengths Based Leadership – By Tom Rath

The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Business Executive – By Patrick Lencioni

Delivering Happiness – By Tony HSIEH, CEO – Zappos.com

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Favorite Motivational Quote

The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” – Michelangelo

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