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Are You Lonely at the Top?  3 Ways to Have More Fun and Feel Less Risk

Posted by Les McGehee, President and Master Coach, Rialto Academy on Aug 8, 2018 7:44:00 AM

If you’re an entrepreneur, you may be the boss of other people, or maybe you’re a one-person department. Yet in all cases, maybe you’re, as Roy Orbison would say, “only the lonely”?

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Tags: Business Coaching, Leadership, Entrepreneur

Leadership and Chicken Saltimbocca: A Story of a Manly Realtor Who Cooks

Posted by Les McGehee, President and Master Coach, Rialto Academy on Jun 26, 2018 7:45:00 AM

Les McGehee's Leadership Interview Series profiles iconic cultural leaders in their natural habitats, capturing the essence of the qualities that make a great leader, such as passion, collaboration, humor, and creativity.

Men commune.

Along the railroad stops of long ago, you’d often find a café nestled near the tracks. A tiny town, a dirt road, a simple kitchen—all elements that contributed to a crucible of connection, a crossroads at mealtime. Men who would have otherwise never sat down together would do so over the same fare—whatever the café was serving that day. And even though it was a gathering of men with disparate experiences and lives, a shared meal offered just enough cover to allow any core values that men talk to men about to move around without feeling stared at.

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Tags: Business, Leadership, Real Estate, Growth

Leadership and Beer: A Story of the Passion & Business Growth of Live Oak

Posted by Les McGehee, President and Master Coach, Rialto Academy on Jun 19, 2018 7:39:00 AM

Les McGehee's Leadership Interview Series profiles iconic cultural leaders in their natural habitats, capturing the essence of the qualities that make a great leader, such as passion, collaboration, humor, and perseverance.

State-of-the-art tech, and beer.

Acres-deep into the knotted groves of legacy oaks that proudly hold court in the rich soil of southeast Austin, Chip McElroy is excitedly showing off a few favorite bells and whistles in his brand-new, state-of-the-art brewery. At the moment, he’s a chemistry-loving kid in a hopped-up candy store—confidently tossing around phrases like “thermal mass” and “rapidly volatized unwanted compounds.”

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Tags: Business, Leadership, Growth

Interview: How a Thoughtful Business Plan Brings Big Goals to Life

Posted by Les McGehee, President and Master Coach, Rialto Academy on Jun 12, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Highly successful business owner, renowned trainer, certified international The ONE Thing instructor, and business coach, Alan Rice is collaborating with Rialto Academy in our “Build a Business Plan” course, which is kicking off the Your Agent University eLearning series later this month.

Recently, Rialto Academy tapped into Alan’s infectious, positive energy to learn more about his approach to business planning, his passion for coaching, and the factors that have powered his own career trajectory.

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Tags: Coaching, Business, Goals

Top 5 Reasons Why Business Etiquette Matters Now More than Ever

Posted by Les McGehee, President and Master Coach, Rialto Academy on May 22, 2018 7:43:00 AM

Has business etiquette posed a challenge for you lately? How would you know?

Whether you’ve recently found yourself on the receiving end of someone else’s poor choice of words or you’ve been the source of an etiquette snafu that’s had embarrassing consequences, it’s becoming increasingly clear that in the modern business climate, etiquette can be confusing.

For many, the concept of etiquette conjures up images of extended pinky fingers while sipping tea, multiple forks with strict rules concerning which one to use and when, or guidelines for courtship that feel more appropriate to life on another planet than the realities of modern life.

What role does etiquette play in a global, digital, gender-neutral, increasingly casual business climate?

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Tags: Business, Life, Etiquette

Lonely at the Top?  3 Ways Leaders Have More Fun and Feel Less Risk

Posted by Les McGehee, President and Master Coach, Rialto Academy on Apr 17, 2018 2:34:00 PM

If you’re an entrepreneur, you may be the boss of other people, or maybe you’re a one-person department. Yet in all cases, maybe you’re, as Roy Orbison would say, “only the lonely”?

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Tags: Business Coaching, Leadership, Entrepreneur

Why You Don’t Believe You Need a Business Coach (And Why You’re Kidding Yourself)

Posted by Les McGehee, President and Master Coach, Rialto Academy on Feb 12, 2018 7:15:00 AM

You’ve likely heard business icons like Bill Gates and Eric Schmidt say that you’ve got to have a coach to be a successful business professional. And if you’re like most people, you’ve likely inwardly scoffed, thinking this doesn’t apply to you. After all, not everyone has the resources and time for such an extravagance. You’ve got bills to pay!

But maybe it’s time to reconsider your assumptions about who really needs a coach.

The more responsible a professional is for business success, the more likely they are to be coached.

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Tags: Coaching

Should Texas lenders and realtors make money from the Hurricane Harvey recovery?

Posted by Les McGehee, President and Master Coach, Rialto Academy on Oct 13, 2017 2:04:27 PM

Yes? Or Yes?

The police passed through the neighborhoods using their loudspeaker with an oddly gentle Texas twang. “Y’all must leave. This is a mandatory evacuation. The time to leave is now. You must leave now.” Our neighborhood braced to lose our homes and possessions, and left. Thanks to God and the minor movements of the hurricane path there were few injuries. The coast was devastated though. You’ve seen the pictures, think about it being twice that bad and not getting better for weeks. And even then so many Texans can’t live in their home or go to work.

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