Mike Malatesta

Entrepreneur | Author | Coach

Entrepreneur | Author | Coach

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Who’s Leading You? (339)

In this episode, I ask the question, Who’s Leading You?  In past episodes, I know we’ve talked about the importance holding your employees or team members to a higher expectation than they would hold themselves. And the importance of then helping them achieve those goals. So what about you? As a leader?  Who are you asking to hold you to higher expectations?  A coach? A mentor?

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Nails in a Fence (337)

In this episode, I talk about a sort of fable, a parable, called Nails in a Fence. Some of you may be familiar, but if not, I draw some real-world parallels that I think you might appreciate.

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Leaving it on the Field (335)

In this episode, I discuss the concept of “Leaving it on the Field.” Many of us have our favorite sports, our favorite teams that we are fans of, some of us can be somewhat over-enthusiastic fans, possibly even rabid fans.  But in the end, it is just a game, and most of us can walk away and remain friendly with those who are not as enthusiastic about the teams we support.

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Sheldon Epps – Following My Own Directions (334)

Sheldon Epps is one of the all-time most influential African-American theatre leaders. He has directed on and off Broadway, in London’s West End, and at many theatres across the US. He’s also a prolific television director helming some of the classic shows of recent years. He was the artistic director of the renowned Pasadena Playhouse for two decades, and currently serves as senior artistic advisor at historic Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C.

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The Coffee Break (333)

In this episode, I talk about the origins of the Coffee Break – it’s probably nothing that you would expect – how it was initially an experiment that ended up going wrong.  

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8 Life Rules Worth Breaking (331)

In this episode, I talk about the 8 Life Rules Worth Breaking. These ideas started with Sahil Bloom’s newsletter, which is called the Curiosity Chronicle. I used his 8 rules, but I put my own spin on them.  They make great sense to me; I hope they do to you as well.

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Andrew Thorp King – Failure Rules (330)

Andrew Thorp King isn’t like many entrepreneurs. He didn’t go to college. He wasn’t born into riches. He isn’t clean-cut or cleanly shaven and, unlike many entrepreneurs, Andy is willing to share the plethora of ways in which he’s screwed up and had to learn on the fly. He’s not the “crush-it guy,” saturating social media today. He’s the “get-crushed-and-get-back-up,” guy we all need to hear from.

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The Most Successful People are the Most Available (349)

Have you ever wondered why the people who are proven to be the most successful tend to be more approachable? It is challenging to get the chance to interview people much more when they have so much on their plates. In this episode, I will share with you why I think successful people, who are supposed to be the busiest, are more responsive when asked for an interview for shows like this.

Forbidden Phrases (347)

In this episode, I talk about what I call my “Forbidden Phrases.” Nothing alarming, just some phrases that push my buttons.  They’re redundant. They’re often unclear. And they’re just not necessary.