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Posted by on Oct 28, 2013 in Business, Featured, Leadership, Recognition, Switch & Shift TV, The Human Side TV | 0 comments

The Linchpin to Your Company’s Success


Today’s show crackles with energy from the very first minute because my guest, our own Leaguer Irene Becker, is such an Extraordinary Thinker. Here are just a few examples:

Says Irene about being the first female CEO of a near-bankrupt steel company in Canada: “I was a round blonde woman. Wrong look, wrong sex. I’ve always been one to buck trends. I made it work. We turned it around and got into the black quickly.”

“What do I do working with a company that’s in the red? We need a thoughtful, human approach, but we need things that work fast.”

“A lot of theories sit on the shelf. Theories that sit on the shelf are not going to help anybody actualize their potential.”

3Q Edge – IQ, EQ, and SQ working together are what make us a leader.

  1. IQ – Strategic thought. The ability to learn and relearn under pressure.
  2. EQ – Emotional intelligence.
  3. SQ – Spirit in the sense of purpose, values, integrity: leadership at its core.

“The lynchpin to success is to take a stressor and use it to build your ability to learn and relearn faster. The learn/relearn piece is huge.”

“If your CEO doesn’t get employee engagement, you’re heading toward Jurassic Park!”

This is barely the beginning of our fascinating talk! Wait until Irene tells you about her REACH methodology! And just wait until she goes off about her favorite tag line, ‘Leading at the speed of change.’ This is one episode of Switch and Shift that you can’t afford to miss!

To connect with this brilliant leader on her own website, go HERE.

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Ted Coiné

Ted Coiné

Ted Coiné is co-founder/CEO of, where he is host of Switch and Shift TV, weekly interviews with extraordinary thinkers focusing on the human side of business. One of the most influential business experts on the Web, Ted has been top-ranked by Forbes and Huffington Post for his leadership and social media influence. An inspirational speaker and author, his latest book, A World Gone Social: How Companies Must Adapt to Survive will hit bookstores August, 2014. Ted consults with owners, CEOs and boards of directors on modern corporate strategy. He and his family live in Naples, Florida, where Ted is active in the local tech startup community.

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