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The NEXT Academy

By Chad Jones & Cody Phillips
Dedicated to Construction Leadership, Brand Growth, and Staying on Offense. NECA Directors, Chad Jones and Cody Phillips discuss these topics as well as the emerging role of The NEXT Leadership Academy, an intimate year-long industry focused program, created for YOU, the highly motivated construction professional.
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Who's in Your Flock? 🦅 - Monday Morning Mastery 08
🚨According to research by social psychologist Dr. David McClellan of Harvard, the people you habitually associate with determine as much as 95% of your success or failure in life.🚨 How does that statement make you feel?   During this week's #MondayMorningMastery , Cody Phillips discusses the importance of who you surround yourself with, AKA, your "flock." Are people you admire in your flock? People who bring you up? Tear you down?   This week, Cody challenges you to evaluate WHO is in YOUR flock❓    Attack the day ahead, own your life, and #BeNEXT .   --    🔓 Unlock exclusive content by following all of our social accounts.  Twitter: https://twitter.com/NEXTAcademy412 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thenextlead... LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/school/the-n... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenextleade... YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCed_...   #Construction #Motivation #NEXT #BuildingConstructionLeadersForWhatComesNEXT #MondayMorning #MondayMorningInspiration #MondayMorningInspo
09:17
February 22, 2021
👀 Believing is Seeing 👀 with Dr. Kevin Elko
Are you thinking to your full potential? How do you think? Do your thoughts lift you up, give you hope, and look toward a bright future? Or do they constantly focus on the negative and leave you self-defeated? Your thoughts have the power to change your reality and lead you to your best possible life. In Believing is Seeing, Dr. Kevin Elko and Rev. Duane Thompson share what they have learned through decades of helping others reframe their mindsets and change their lives. They have seen just how powerful the right attitude can be, if you choose to unleash it. Believing is Seeing offers ten steps to transform your thinking so you live with a new purpose and boldness. Your best life is waiting for you! Today, Dr. Elko joins NEXT Academy Co-Creators Chad Jones and Cody Phillips as they discuss “Believing is Seeing” and pull out leadership lessons that they feel can help contractors create a competitive advantage by utilizing these 10 transformative steps! This book is #AWESOME 🔥🔥🔥 Enjoy Episode 2️⃣ of Season 4️⃣ Kickoff of The NEXT Academy Podcast on #ConstructionLeadership, #BrandGrowth & #StayingOnOffense We are very grateful for your support of The NEXT Academy and this Podcast. THANK YOU and ENJOY! Be sure to rate us on Apple or drop us a comment at info@nextleadershipacademy.org LISTEN HERE 🎧 Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-academy/id1350265214#episodeGuid=ff2f6f86-0d99-428b-9d5b-53e8b760880c Google: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xMWJiMzU4L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/09DoJcFcmdPlNhYA2SCYAo 🚨Dr. Elko 14 Challenges To The Best Year Ever🚨 🔘 BUY BELIEVING IS SEEING 🔘 Please visit www.nextleadershipacademy.org to learn more.👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 #BeNEXT #UnionConstruction #UnionContractor #Contractor #ElectricalContractor #MechanicalContractor #Leadership #LeadershipDevelopment #Construction #ConstructionLeadership #NEXTAcademy2021 #NEXTAcademy21 #Future #Startups #BuildingConstruction #Technology #Careers #Management #Entrepreneurship #BuildingTrades
42:06
February 18, 2021
Advice from Taylor Swift 🎙️ - Monday Morning Mastery 07
During this week's #MondayMorningMastery, Cody Phillips takes an alternative learning approach, resulting in a powerful message that may help save your life.💡He references Taylor Swift and the important messages she displays on self-talk in her Netflix Documentary, Miss Americana.  This week, Cody challenges you to have that tough conversation with yourself.  ➡️Try to put in the real work it takes to BREAK that #destructive pattern.   Attack the day ahead, own your life, and #BeNEXT.   --    🔓 Unlock exclusive content by following all of our social accounts.  Twitter: https://twitter.com/NEXTAcademy412 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thenextleadershipacademy/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/school/the-next-academy/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenextleadershipacademy YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCed_JlMeuFbmaO8E4pu8lIA  #Construction #Motivation #NEXT #BuildingConstructionLeadersForWhatComesNEXT #MondayMorning #MondayMorningInspiration #MondayMorningInspo #Swiftie #TaylorSwift #Swifties #MissAmericanaNetflix #MissAmericana #Netflix
08:17
February 15, 2021
The President of Perseverance 🇺🇸 - Monday Morning Mastery 06
During this week's Monday Morning Mastery, Cody Phillips discusses the importance of NEVER quitting until YOU reach your DESTINY. He reiterates this message through telling the trials and tribulations of our 16th President, Abe Lincoln.🎩   If you haven't heard the inspirational tale of Honest Abe's life, watch this video in its entirety. We promise, you'll feel inspired to try AGAIN for that dream that you may have put on the ♨️ back burner.  This week, Cody challenges you to put in work towards your dreams. More importantly, see it through, and have #patience. Attack the day ahead, own your life, and #BeNEXT  --    🔓 Unlock exclusive content by following all of our social accounts.  Twitter: https://twitter.com/NEXTAcademy412 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thenextlead... LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/school/the-n... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenextleade... YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCed_...   #Construction #Motivation #NEXT #BuildingConstructionLeadersForWhatComesNEXT #MondayMorning #MondayMorningInspiration #MondayMorningInspo #AbeLincoln #President #PresidentLincoln #AbrahamLincoln #Perseverance
09:20
February 8, 2021
The Girl in the Yellow Dress - Monday Morning Mastery 05
During this week's Monday Morning Mastery, Cody Phillips discusses the concept of #trust​ by telling the story of a young WWII soldier whose relentless trust, no matter what the circumstance, led him to success❗️🙌  Cody challenges you this week to trust others and to be someone that others can trust.   Attack the day ahead, own your life, and #BeNEXT​.   --    🔓 Unlock exclusive content by following all of our social accounts.  Twitter: https://twitter.com/NEXTAcademy412 ​Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thenextlead... ​LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/school/the-n...​ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenextleade...​ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCed_...​  #Construction​ #Motivation​ #NEXT​ #BuildingConstructionLeadersForWhatComesNEXT​ #MondayMorning​ #MondayMorningInspiration​ #MondayMorningInspo​ #TheGirlIntheYellowDress​ #YellowDress​ #WWIIStories​ #Hope​ #Trust​
08:52
January 31, 2021
The Night Shift 🐛 🦋 - Monday Morning Mastery 04
During this week's #MondayMorningMastery, Cody Phillips discusses how personal and professional growth take hard work and dedication. This means putting in that extra effort during the after hours. Cody references the transformation of caterpillar to butterfly to help the audience better understand this "metamorphosis" process of leadership growth.🐛 🦋  This week, Cody challenges you all to keep working hard at your dreams. Focus on the day to day. Control the controllable.   Attack the week ahead, own your life, and #BeNEXT.  --    🔓 Unlock exclusive content by following all of our social accounts.  Twitter: https://twitter.com/NEXTAcademy412 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thenextlead... LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/school/the-n... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenextleade... YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCed_...  #Construction #Motivation #NEXT #BuildingConstructionLeadersForWhatComesNEXT #MondayMorning #MondayMorningInspiration #MondayMorningInspo #TheNightShift #Caterpillar #Butterfly #metamorphosis #Growth #OverNightGrowth #GrowthOverNight
08:40
January 25, 2021
🌻 The Founder's Mentality 🌻
Is your company in the midst of the Predictable Crises of Growth...Of Overload? Of Stall-Out? Of Free Fall? Why is profitable growth so hard to achieve and sustain? Most executives manage their companies as if the solution to that problem lies in the external environment—find an attractive market, formulate the right strategy, win new customers. But when Bain & Company’s Chris Zook and James Allen, researched this question, they found that 85% of the challenges to growth are internal—proliferating processes and bureaucracy, loss of accountability, and increasing distance from the front lines, to name a few. More crucial is their finding that companies experience a set of predictable internal crises, at predictable stages, as they grow. If not managed properly, these crises can stifle even the healthiest company’s ability to grow further—and actively lead it into decline. Today, NEXT Academy Co-Creators Chad Jones and Cody Phillips attempt to pull out leadership lessons that they feel can help contractors create a competitive advantage through rediscovering their Founder's Mentality and give actionable steps to re-establish it within your organization. This book is #DYNAMITE 🔥🔥🔥 Enjoy the Season 4️⃣ Kickoff of The NEXT Academy Podcast on #ConstructionLeadership, #BrandGrowth & #StayingOnOffense We are very grateful for your support of The NEXT Academy and this Podcast. THANK YOU and ENJOY! Be sure to rate us on Apple or drop us a comment at info@nextleadershipacademy.org LISTEN HERE 🎧 Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/next-academy-podcast-focusing-on-construction-leadership/id13502 Google: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xMWJiMzU4L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/09DoJcFcmdPlNhYA2SCYAo Please visit www.nextleadershipacademy.org to learn more.👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 #BeNEXT #UnionConstruction #UnionContractor #Contractor #ElectricalContractor #MechanicalContractor #Leadership #LeadershipDevelopment #Construction #ConstructionLeadership #NEXTAcademy2021 #NEXTAcademy21 #Future #Startups #BuildingConstruction #Technology #Careers #Management #Entrepreneurship #BuildingTrades
30:04
January 22, 2021
Better Together 🤝 - Monday Morning Mastery 03
During this week's #MondayMorningMastery, Cody Phillips discusses the importance of surrounding yourself with people who challenge you, people who bring you closer to your goals. He uses the analogy of birds flying in V Formation by explaining, yes, they could #FlySolo, however, they will have more success and ease flying in a group.   This week, Cody challenges you to assess the people that you surround yourself with. Are they fueling your fire 🔥 or trying to extinguish 🧯 it?     Attack the week ahead, own your life, and #BeNEXT.  --    🔓 Unlock exclusive content by following all of our social accounts.  Twitter: https://twitter.com/NEXTAcademy412 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thenextlead... LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/school/the-n... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenextleade... YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCed_...
07:28
January 18, 2021
The Fear of Hope - Monday Morning Mastery 02
During this week's #MondayMorningMastery, Cody Phillips gets #real about having The Fear Of Hope. 🙌🏼Cody challenges you to watch this week's video and ask yourself, is the fear of hope holding you back❓Try and remember that there is no #failure to be afraid of; only feedback, only learning.   Start 2021 by allowing yourself to be vulnerable and chase those dreams. You'll never know the outcome if you don't try❗️  Attack the week ahead, own your life, and #BeNEXT. 🔓 Unlock exclusive content by following all of our social accounts.  Twitter: https://twitter.com/NEXTAcademy412 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thenextlead... LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/school/the-n... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenextleade... YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCed_JlMeuFbmaO8E4pu8lIA #Construction #Motivation #NEXT #BuildingConstructionLeadersForWhatComesNEXT #MondayMorning #MondayMorningInspiration #MondayMorningInspo #FearOfHope #Fear #Hope #HopeoverFear #Dreams #ReachYourPotential
07:50
January 11, 2021
Don't Be An Elephant 🐘 - Monday Morning Mastery 01
For the first #MondayMorningMastery of 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣1️⃣, Cody Phillips discusses the importance of not letting your past get in the way of your future❗️He references Circus Elephants, held down by a mere rope and stake, independence lost. Cody challenges each and every one of you to go into the New Year choosing NOT to accept those false boundaries and limitations created by your past. A metaphorical rope and stake if you will. 👀  BREAK LOOSE FROM YOUR LIMITING BELIEFS. ⛓   Attack the week ahead, own your life, and #BeNEXT.  --    🔓 Unlock exclusive content by following all of our social accounts.  Twitter: https://twitter.com/NEXTAcademy412 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thenextlead... LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/school/the-n... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenextleade... YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCed_JlMeuFbmaO8E4pu8lIA #Construction #Motivation #NEXT #BuildingConstructionLeadersForWhatComesNEXT #MondayMorning #MondayMorningInspiration #MondayMorningInspo #ThankYou #2021
06:23
January 4, 2021
COURAGE in your HEART ❤️ and FIRE🔥 in your BLOOD - Monday Morning Mastery - 12.28.20
NOW IS YOUR TIME‼️ WHAT are you waiting for❓ WHO are you waiting for❓ WHY are you waiting❓  During this week's #MondayMorningMastery, Cody Phillips wants you to ask yourself ALL of these questions when thinking about your #dreams 💭 and #goals ✍️.    As you look towards 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣1️⃣ DO NOT let your inner voice discourage you. DO NOT let external voices discourage you. Remember, the #capacity inside of YOU is #UNLIMITED. Show yourself what you're made of. 💯 🙌🏼  Attack the week ahead, own your life, and #BeNEXT.   --    🔓 Unlock exclusive content by following all of our social accounts.  Twitter: https://twitter.com/NEXTAcademy412 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thenextleadershipacademy/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/school/the-next-academy/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenextleadershipacademy YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCed_JlMeuFbmaO8E4pu8lI  #Construction #Motivation #NEXT #BuildingConstructionLeadersForWhatComesNEXT #MondayMorning #MondayMorningInspiration #MondayMorningInspo #ThankYou #2020
08:26
December 28, 2020
Thank You 🙏 - Monday Morning Mastery - 12.21.20
During this week's #MondayMorningMastery, Cody Phillips wanted to say a giant THANK YOU to everyone who has supported The NEXT Academy during 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣0️⃣. Thank you for being candid with your comments, messages and all of your support over this past year. Don't fret, he'll be back next week to kick you into high gear for 2021. Attack the week ahead, own your life, and #BeNOW. -- 🔓 Unlock exclusive content by following all of our social accounts. Twitter: https://twitter.com/NEXTAcademy412 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thenextleadershipacademy/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/school/the-next-academy/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenextleadershipacademy YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCed_JlMeuFbmaO8E4pu8lI #Construction #Motivation #NEXT #BuildingConstructionLeadersForWhatComesNEXT #MondayMorning #MondayMorningInspiration #MondayMorningInspo #ThankYou #2020
03:53
December 21, 2020
🔴 🍋 The Lemonade Life 🍋 🔴 12.18.20
The secret to an extraordinary life starts with 5 Simple Changes that anyone can make. Do I have your attention? In Episode 1️⃣0️⃣of 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣0️⃣, Chad and Cody take a look at Zack Friedman’s ground breaking new book, The Lemonade Life 🍋 ….Friedman starts with a fundamental question: What drives success? The most successful people have one thing in common, the power to flip five internal "switches." We all have these five switches, and when activated, they are the secret to fuel success, create happiness, and conquer anything. Today Chad & Cody pick out leadership lessons that they feel can help contractors create a competitive advantage and help grow their construction firms into more #sustainable and #profitable entities. Enjoy Episode 1️⃣0️⃣ - Season 3️⃣ of The NEXT Academy Podcast on #ConstructionLeadership, #BrandGrowth & #StayingOnOffense We are very grateful for your support of The NEXT Academy and this Podcast. THANK YOU and ENJOY! Be sure to rate us on Apple or drop us a comment at info@nextleadershipacademy.org LISTEN HERE 🎧 Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-academy/id1350265214#episodeGuid=dc407381-2ad5-43af-899c-3de2df0eee2a Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ikl7ghjlxbk6x2qzybgfea6qssa Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/09DoJcFcmdPlNhYA2SCYAo Please visit www.nextleadershipacademy.org to learn more.👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 #BeNEXT #UnionConstruction #UnionContractor #Contractor #ElectricalContractor #MechanicalContractor #Leadership #LeadershipDevelopment #Construction #ConstructionLeadership #NEXTAcademy19 #NEXTAcademy20 #Future #Startups #BuildingConstruction #Technology #Careers #Management #Entrepreneurship #BuildingTrades
36:49
December 18, 2020
Beware of the Garbage Truck ⚠️ - Monday Morning Mastery - 12.14.20
🎅⚠️ No Dumping Zone ⚠️🎅 So many #frustrating things happen to each and every one of us weekly. This year it may feel overwhelming. Your family member comments on your weight, your Amazon package is missing, whatever it may be...you should never dump those frustrations onto others.  Too many times, we feel as if WE are on the receiving end of our peers' bad days. During this week's #MondayMorningMastery, Cody Phillips discusses how to remain yourself when someone has decided to take their stressful day out on you. He references David J. Pollay and The Law Of The Garbage Truck by stating, "You can't take it personally, it has nothing to do with you. Just smile, wish them well and move on." 👋 👋 This holiday season make sure that you are not allowing others to bring their negativity ON TO YOU❗️Hold on to YOUR #POWER. Stand #STRONG and #SMILE in the face of adversity. 💪🏼 Attack the week ahead, own your life, and #BeNEXT.  -- 🔓 Unlock exclusive content by following all of our social accounts. Twitter: https://twitter.com/NEXTAcademy412 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thenextleadershipacademy/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/school/the-next-academy/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenextleadershipacademy YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCed_JlMeuFbmaO8E4pu8lI #Construction #Motivation #NEXT #BuildingConstructionLeadersForWhatComesNEXT #MondayMorning #MondayMorningInspiration #MondayMorningInspo #TheLawOfTheGarbageTruck
08:05
December 14, 2020
Garden Hose of Hope - Monday Morning Mastery - 12.07.20
"Over the later parts of my life I’ve run into scenarios or situations that have challenged me to handle #pressure. These situations have revealed a stunning truth...I feel and subsequently handle pressure much differently now than when I was younger. You know the exact feeling I’m talking about. A feeling of unease in its kindest moments or great despair and panic in its worst. If that’s you…I offer you hope today. A Hope Filled Garden Hose!!! I turned around my life when I began to view these situations through this lens and I’m hoping that you too will find some peace and freedom in this understanding." - Cody As always we hope you found great value in today’s episode. Don’t be defined by yesterday. Be the best version of you today. Every day is another opportunity to learn and grow. If you’re in the Construction Industry or you know of someone who is, please visit our website at www.nextleadershipacademy.org to learn more about The NEXT Academy. Our registration is closed for the 2021 class but we’d love for you to consider the opportunity down the road to become a more dynamic leader. Please contact us to be put on the waiting list for 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣2️⃣‼️ To all of you listening and watching, thank you so much for your support of these messages, your support of what we are building at the NEXT Academy and your willingness to hit that SHARE button and pass along this content to coworkers, friends and family across all of the social media landscape! If we can ever help you in any way… PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out. We're always here to help or more importantly find you the necessary resources that can help you as you travel on your leadership journey. Please be safe and smart out there. We look forward to seeing you again next week. Until then attack the week ahead. Own your life and #BeNEXT. -- 🔓 Unlock exclusive content by following all of our social accounts. Twitter: https://twitter.com/NEXTAcademy412 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thenextleadershipacademy/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/school/the-next-academy/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenextleadershipacademy YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCed_JlMeuFbmaO8E4pu8lI
08:21
December 7, 2020
Scuba Diving or Snorkeling 🤿 ⁉️ - Monday Morning Mastery - 11.30.20
Are you a Scuba Diver or a Snorkeler? 🤿 It’s a valid question to consider. I think this is a great opportunity for you today. If you want to get ahead of your competition in business or you want to make a greater impact within your family, you need to learn to dive to deeper depths. To be more like a Scuba Diver and less like a Snorkeler‼️ This week's #MondayMorningMastery with Cody Phillips is all about Analyzing the Depths of Your Commitment🤿 As always we hope you found great value in today’s episode. Don’t be defined by yesterday. Be the best version of you today. Every day is another opportunity to learn and grow. If you’re in the Construction Industry or you know of someone who is, please visit our website at www.nextleadershipacademy.org to learn more about The NEXT Academy. Our registration is closed for the 2021 class but we’d love for you to consider the opportunity down the road to become a more dynamic leader. To all of you listening and watching, thank you so much for your support of these messages, your support of what we are building at the NEXT Academy and your willingness to hit that SHARE button and pass along this content to coworkers, friends and family across all of the social media landscape! If I can ever help you in any way… PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out. I’m always here to help or more importantly find you the necessary resources that can help you as you travel on your leadership journey. Please be safe and smart out there. I look forward to seeing you again next week. Until then attack the week ahead. Own your life and #BeNEXT. -- 🔓 Unlock exclusive content by following all of our social accounts. Twitter: https://twitter.com/NEXTAcademy412 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thenextleadershipacademy/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/school/the-next-academy/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenextleadershipacademy YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCed_JlMeuFbmaO8E4pu8lI
06:30
November 30, 2020
Change the Channel 📺 - Monday Morning Mastery - 11.23.20
Sometimes, we'll be having the best day and an intrusive negative thought will come into our head. 💭 🌪️ Some so drastic that as Cody said, you feel as if they could win an Academy Award 🏆. So what do we do in order to not let those thoughts control our life? This week's #MondayMorningMastery with Cody Phillips is all about how to CHANGE. THE. CHANNEL. That negative channel that loops in your mind on stressful days. ▶️ Our imagination is so important. We must learn how to PROTECT it and focus on the POSITIVE channels of life. As always I hope you find great value in today’s episode. Don’t be defined by yesterday. Be the best version of you today. Every day is another opportunity to learn and grow. If you’re in the Construction Industry or you know of someone who is, please visit our website at www.nextleadershipacademy.org to learn more about The NEXT Academy. Our registration is closed for the 2021 class but we’d love for you to consider the opportunity down the road to become a more dynamic leader. To all of you listening and watching, thank you so much for your support of these messages, your support of what we are building at the NEXT Academy and your willingness to hit that SHARE button and pass along this content to coworkers, friends and family across all of the social media landscape! If I can ever help you in any way… PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out. I’m always here to help or more importantly find you the necessary resources that can help you as you travel on your leadership journey. Please be safe and smart out there. I look forward to seeing you again next week. Until then attack the week ahead. Own your life and #BeNEXT. -- 🔓 Unlock exclusive content by following all of our social accounts. Twitter: https://twitter.com/NEXTAcademy412 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thenextleadershipacademy/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/school/the-next-academy/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenextleadershipacademy YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCed_JlMeuFbmaO8E4pu8lI #Construction #Motivation #NEXT #BuildingConstructionLeadersForWhatComesNEXT #MondayMorning #MondayMorningInspiration #MondayMorningInspo
08:17
November 23, 2020
The Greatest of Them All - Monday Morning Mastery - 11.16.20
Often we accept less than optimal in our lives because it’s familiar. Are you ready to pivot? Is it time for you to be open to new ideas? To reinvent yourself or your company? This week's #MondayMorningMastery with Cody Phillips is all about Perspective, Remaining Open to New Opportunities & not being Afraid to Jump! As always I hope you find value in today’s episode. Don’t be defined by yesterday. Be the best version of you today. Every day is another opportunity to learn and grow. Registration is closed for the 2021 NEXT Academy class; however, if you’re in the Construction Industry, please visit our website at www.nextleadershipacademy.org to learn more. We’d love for you to consider the opportunity down the road to become a more dynamic leader with the ONLY YEAR LONG LEADERSHIP ACADEMY DEDICATED TO YOU! To all of you listening and watching, thank you so much for your support of these messages and your willingness to hit that SHARE button and pass along this content to coworkers, friends and family across all of the social media landscape! If I can ever help you in any way… PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out. I’m always here to help or more importantly find you the necessary resources that can help you as you travel on your leadership journey. Please be safe and smart out there. I look forward to seeing you again next week. Until then attack the week ahead, own your life and #BeNEXT.
06:38
November 16, 2020
The Waiting Room - Monday Morning Mastery - 11.09.20
Are you part of the Microwave Society? Do you GIVE UP when you don't instantly achieve a goal? This week's #MondayMorningMastery with Cody Phillips is all about PATIENCE! PATIENCE! PATIENCE! And believing that you're in the "waiting room of life" for a reason! It's easy to get discouraged, to become impatient and think, "When is it ever going to happen"? But sometimes it's not happening because we're not prepared. You may need more time to grow, to develop, to gain experience. As always I hope you find value in today’s episode. Don’t be defined by yesterday. Be the best version of you today. Every day is another opportunity to learn and grow. Registration is closed for the 2021 NEXT Academy class; however, if you’re in the Construction Industry, please visit our website at www.nextleadershipacademy.org to learn more. We’d love for you to consider the opportunity down the road to become a more dynamic leader with the ONLY YEAR LONG LEADERSHIP ACADEMY DEDICATED TO YOU! To all of you listening and watching, thank you so much for your support of these messages and your willingness to hit that SHARE button and pass along this content to coworkers, friends and family across all of the social media landscape! If I can ever help you in any way… PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out. I’m always here to help or more importantly find you the necessary resources that can help you as you travel on your leadership journey. Please be safe and smart out there. I look forward to seeing you again next week. Until then attack the week ahead, own your life and #BeNEXT.
07:50
November 9, 2020
Right or Left ↔️ - Monday Morning Mastery - 11.02.20
Will you go RIGHT or Will you go LEFT? ↔️ Either way, I will guarantee that on a personal and professional level you will inevitably run into challenges. This week's #MondayMorningMastery with Cody Phillips is all about continuing to grow personally and professionally while dealing with all that is LIFE. How do you strengthen yourself when the darkness approaches? "The Stronger The Wind, The Stronger The Trees." 🌲 This episode is something that everyone should take to heart. Give it a listen and be sure to drop us a comment! As always I hope you find value in today’s episode. Don’t be defined by yesterday. Be the best version of you today. Every day is another opportunity to learn and grow. Registration is closing for the 2021 NEXT Academy class on November 6th. If you’re interested check out our website at nextleadershipacademy.org or give our team a shout. We’d love for you to explore the opportunity.  To all of you listening and watching, thank you so much for your support of these messages nd your willingness to hit that SHARE button and pass along this content to coworkers, friends and family across all of the social media landscape! If I can ever help you in any way… PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out. I’m always here to help or more importantly find you the necessary resources that can help you as you travel THROUGH THE DARK NIGHTS on your leadership journey. Please be safe and smart out there. I look forward to seeing you again next week. Until then attack the week ahead. Own your life and #BeNEXT.
05:23
November 2, 2020
🔴 How to Lead 🔴 10.30.20
Who doesn't want to know HOW TO LEAD? Who doesn't want to learn HOW THE GREATEST IN HISTORY HAVE DONE IT?!?  In Episode 9️⃣ of 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣0️⃣, Chad and Cody take a look at the "essential leadership playbook!" For the past five years, David M. Rubenstein—author of The American Story, visionary cofounder of The Carlyle Group, and host of The David Rubenstein Show—has spoken with the world’s highest performing leaders about who they are and how they became successful. How to Lead distills these revealing conversations into an indispensable leadership guidebook. Learn the principles and guiding philosophies of Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey, and many others through illuminating conversations about their remarkable lives and careers. Today Chad & Cody pick out leadership lessons that they feel can help contractors create a competitive advantage and help grow their construction firms into more #sustainable and #profitable entities. Enjoy Episode 9️⃣ - Season 3️⃣ of The NEXT Academy Podcast on #ConstructionLeadership, #BrandGrowth & #StayingOnOffense We are very grateful for your support of The NEXT Academy and this Podcast. THANK YOU and ENJOY! Be sure to rate us on Apple or drop us a comment at info@nextleadershipacademy.org 🙏🏼 LISTEN HERE 🎧 Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-academy/id1350265214?i=1000496637030 Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ikl7ghjlxbk6x2qzybgfea6qssa Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/09DoJcFcmdPlNhYA2SCYAo Co-Hosts Chad M. Jones & Cody B. Phillips Powered by Graybar, Southwire Company, Milwaukee Tool, and ABB Please visit www.nextleadershipacademy.org to learn more.👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 #BeNEXT #UnionConstruction #UnionContractor #Contractor #ElectricalContractor #MechanicalContractor #Leadership #LeadershipDevelopment #Construction #ConstructionLeadership #NEXTAcademy19 #NEXTAcademy20 #Future #Startups #BuildingConstruction #Technology #Careers #Management #Entrepreneurship #BuildingTrades
36:25
October 30, 2020
How Deep are Your Pillars? - Monday Morning Mastery - 10.26.20
If you were a bridge how deep would your pillars run? How anchored are you against the choppy waters? I’m asking you today to quit living on the surface, being bothered by everything that doesn’t go your way. Go down deeper. Quit being thrown off your course by these things that don’t matter…these pebbles that splash in your face. Life is way too short to let circumstances determine your joy. The next time you’re tempted to get upset, to be worried, offended, discouraged, try a new approach. As always I hope you find value in today’s episode. Don’t be defined by yesterday. Be the best version of you today. Every day is another opportunity to learn and grow. Registration is now open for the 2021 NEXT Academy class. If you’re interested check out our website at nextleadershipacademy.org or give me a shout. Registration Ends on October 31st! We’d love for you to explore the opportunity. I run an introductory webinar every two weeks if you ever want to pop in and find out "What the heck is The NEXT Academy that Cody keeps talking about"…you can hit us up in the comments or on a private message and we will get you the details. The next one is Thursday, October 29th. To all of you listening and watching, thank you so much for your support of these messages and your willingness to hit that SHARE button and pass along this content to coworkers, friends and family across all of the social media landscape! If I can ever help you in any way… PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out. I’m always here to help or more importantly find you the necessary resources that can help you as you travel DOWN DEEPER on your leadership journey. Please be safe and smart out there. I look forward to seeing you again next week. Until then attack the week ahead. Own your life and #BeNEXT.
07:33
October 26, 2020
Illusion of Choice - Monday Morning Mastery - 10.19.20
What I’ve found when analyzing people that exemplify true greatness in their lives...I see a group that understands choice or freedom is an illusion when chasing greatness. In today's episode of #MondayMorningMastery, Cody Phillips explains this concept and challenges you to stop saying you want to be great unless you’re willing to make the daily decisions that map to greatness. As always we hope you find value in today’s episode. Don’t be defined by yesterday. Be the best version of you today. Every day is another opportunity to learn and grow. Registration is now open for the 2021 NEXT Academy class. If you’re interested check out our website at nextleadershipacademy.org. Registration will end in October so do not wait. We’d love for you to explore the opportunity. Cody runs an introductory webinar every two weeks if you ever want to pop in and find out more…you can hit him up in the comments or on a private message and he’ll get you the details. To all of you listening and watching, thank you so much for your support of these messages and your willingness to hit that SHARE button and pass along this content to coworkers, friends and family across all of the social media landscape! If I can ever help you in any way… PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out. I’m always here to help or more importantly find you the necessary resources that can help you as you travel on your leadership journey. Please be safe and smart out there. I look forward to seeing you again next week. Until then attack the week ahead. Own your life and #BeNEXT.
06:59
October 19, 2020
Words = Actions - Monday Morning Mastery - 10.12.20
Anyone can struggle with following through on what they say they are going to do. 🗣️  This week's #MondayMorningMastery with Cody Phillips is all about how to make sure that your WORDS and your ACTIONS are more aligned.  "When your words and your actions in life match up, that allows you to be the steward that you should be to your spouse, to your children, to your community, to your job, to whatever is most important to you!"  THIS WEEK, Cody challenges YOU to try and make your WORDS and your ACTIONS more congruent with each other.  Attack the week ahead, own your life, and #BeNEXT.  -- 🔓 Unlock exclusive content by following all of our social accounts. Twitter: @ NEXTAcademy412 Instagram: @ thenextleadershipacademy LinkedIn: @The NEXT Academy Facebook: @ TheNextLeadershipAcademy  YouTube: @ NEXT Leadership Academy #Construction #Motivation #NEXT #BuildingConstructionLeadersForWhatComesNEXT #MondayMorning #MondayMorningInspiration #MondayMorningInspo
05:39
October 12, 2020
What Do I Do⁉️ - Monday Morning Mastery - 10.05.20
Hi everyone... Welcome to Monday Morning Mastery powered by The NEXT Academy - Building Construction Leaders for What Comes NEXT. As always I hope this finds you ready to attack the week ahead. I had a participant of this years NEXT Academy class write me an email and they explained how they were struggling with the climate of our country, the general sense of unease that permeates every layer of our being right now…they were feeling a universal sense of dread. They’re hurting. They’re scared. Just like many of you. They’re struggling trying to process all of the noise while still trying to be a leader within their household. Their company. Their community.  They asked me, "What do I do?" Now that's a question with some weight behind it! Listen to this week's episode for my response as I share a three pronged approach that may help you if you're struggling with these same thoughts. I hope you find great value in today’s episode. Don’t ever stop chasing to #BEBETTER. Registration is now open for the 2021 NEXT Academy class. If you’re interested check out our website at nextleadershipacademy.org or give me a shout. Registration will end on Friday, October 16th so do not wait. 500 spots total are available for next year’s class. We still have a good bit of openings at this time so we’d love for you to explore the opportunity. To all of you listening and watching, thank you so much for your support of these messages and your willingness to hit that SHARE button and pass along this content to coworkers, friends and family across all of the social media landscape! If I can ever help you in any way… PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out. I’m always here to help or more importantly find you the necessary resources that can help you as you travel on your leadership journey. Please be safe and smart out there. I look forward to seeing you again next week. Until then attack the week ahead. Own your life and #BeNEXT.
08:53
October 5, 2020
Point of View (A 5 Year Old Perspective) - Monday Morning Mastery - 09.28.20
Hi everyone... Welcome to Monday Morning Mastery powered by The NEXT Academy - Building Construction Leaders for What Comes NEXT. As always I hope this finds you ready to attack the week ahead. My five year old likes to go to the "Tool Store." He and I were on the way there, listening to some tunes and out of nowhere, he asked me, “Dad are you scared of heights?” Now he’s heard me over the years explain my dislike for them so he has a pretty good idea how I’m going to answer. I said, “I’m not scared of all of them but as you know, I don’t love them either.” His reply was fantastic. It made me consider how often I view situations in a less than optimal manner. A 5 year old point of view was just what I needed to hear. You can tell yourself any story you want about your future. Why not tell one that creates positive anticipation and confident action? Why not look out from the mountain top and see the beauty? I hope you find great value in today’s episode. Don’t ever stop chasing to #BeBETTER. Registration is now open for the 2021 NEXT Academy class. If you’re interested check out our website at nextleadershipacademy.org or give me a shout. Registration will end on Friday, October 16th so do not wait. 500 spots total are available for next year’s class. We still have a good bit of openings at this time so we’d love for you to explore the opportunity. To all of you listening, thank you so much for your support of these messages and your willingness to hit that share button and pass along this content to coworkers, friends and family across all of the social media landscape! If I can ever help you in any way… PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out. I’m always here to help or more importantly find you the necessary resources that can help you as you travel on your leadership journey. Please be safe and smart out there. I look forward to seeing you again next week. Until then attack the week ahead. Own your life and #BeNEXT.
04:47
September 28, 2020
🚫No B.C.D.🚫 - Monday Morning Mastery - 09.21.20
Hi everyone... Welcome to Monday Morning Mastery powered by The NEXT Academy - Building Construction Leaders for What Comes NEXT. As always I hope this finds you ready to attack the week ahead. No Blaming, No Complaining, No Defending with Excuses. I try to live a life with 🚫NO B.C.D.🚫 A life filled with NO BDC is the ultimate life of self ownership. Let's be honest...the best version of you, does NOT involve Blaming, Complaining & Defending. The best version of you takes ownership and doesn't use excuses. No one is exempt: Either Respond with Discipline or Blame, Complain, Defend. One wins. One loses. Every time. Every moment, you have the choice where you give your power-to things that rob you of your spirit or things that build your spirit. You have that CHOICE. I challenge you today to become aware of the occasions when you default to BCD and try your best to recognize them and cut them off. I hope you find great value in today’s episode. Don’t ever stop chasing to #BeBETTER. Registration is now open for the 2021 NEXT Academy class. If you’re interested check out our website at www.nextleadershipacademy.org or give me a shout. Registration will end on Friday, October 16th so do not wait. 500 spots total are available for next year’s class. We still have a good bit of openings at this time so we’d love for you to explore the opportunity. To all of you listening, thank you so much for your support of these messages and your willingness to hit that share button and pass along this content to coworkers, friends and family across all of the social media landscape! If I can ever help you in any way… PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out. I’m always here to help or more importantly find you the necessary resources that can help you as you travel on your leadership journey. Please be safe and smart out there. I look forward to seeing you again next week. Until then attack the week ahead. Own your life and #BeNEXT.
05:51
September 21, 2020
Diversity - Monday Morning Mastery - 09.14.20
Hi everyone... Welcome to Monday Morning Mastery powered by The NEXT Academy - Building Construction Leaders for What Comes NEXT. As always I hope this finds you ready to attack the week ahead. Today's episode is about the importance of diversity. It’s so easy for us to stay in our comfort zone, but ultimately I’ve found that that line of thinking will never allow me to grow as an individual. It’s no secret that as a society we are becoming more and more tribal in our friendships, in our relationships. We stick to a circle that reinforces our beliefs and makes us feel good. We all do this. Ultimately though…is that a good thing? I’m reminded of the great Oscar Wilde quote “Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.” Bringing together different types of thinkers creates better results. I hope you find great value in today’s episode. Don’t ever stop chasing to BE BETTER. Registration is now open for the 2021 NEXT Academy class. If you’re interested check out our website at nextleadershipacademy.org or give me a shout. Registration will end on Friday, October 16th so do not wait. 500 spots total are available for next year’s class. We still have a good bit of openings at this time so we’d love for you to explore the opportunity. To all of you listening and watching, thank you so much for your support of these messages and your willingness to hit that share button and pass along this content to coworkers, friends and family across all of the social media landscape! If I can ever help you in any way… PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out. I’m always here to help or more importantly find you the necessary resources that can help you as you travel on your leadership journey. Please be safe and smart out there. I look forward to being with you again next week. Until then attack the week ahead. Own your life and #BeNEXT.
08:04
September 14, 2020
Live Your Own Path - Monday Morning Mastery - 09.07.20
Hi everyone... Welcome to Monday Morning Mastery powered by The NEXT Academy - Building Construction Leaders for What Comes NEXT. As always I hope this finds you ready to attack the week ahead. "What would you do if you found out tomorrow that you had a short time to live?” The question is designed to make you consider how different life might be if you were suddenly given just a few months or weeks to live. There's nothing like a question of that magnitude to wake you up. But here's the thing: You already have a terminal diagnosis. We all do! So how do we go forth this week and live with passion. Live with purpose. Live like we are dying? Listen to today's episode to find out! I hope you find great value in today’s episode. Don’t ever stop chasing to become the best version of you. Registration is now open for the 2021 NEXT Academy class. If you’re interested check out our website at nextleadershipacademy.org or give me a shout. Registration will end on Friday, October 16th so do not wait. 500 spots total are available for next year’s class. To all of you listening and watching, thank you so much for your support of these messages and your willingness to hit that share button and pass along this content to coworkers, friends and family across all of the social media landscape! If I can ever help you in any way… PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out. I’m always here to help or more importantly find you the necessary resources that can help you as you travel on your leadership journey. Please be safe and smart out there. I look forward to seeing you again next week. Until then attack the week ahead. Own your life and #BeNEXT.
07:01
September 7, 2020
🔴 Leaders: Myth & Reality 🔴 09.04.20
This will impact YOU! Episode 8️⃣ of 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣0️⃣ is out NOW‼️ In today’s episode, Chad and Cody take a look at the book by General Stanley McChrystal and his co-authors, Jeff Eggers and Jay Mangone, which explores a variety of different genres of leaders from geniuses, founders, politicians, reformers, heroes, and zealots. While he asserts that a group’s performance is less about the leaders ability and more about the surrounding factors, General McChrystal claims that the best leaders are those who are empathetic to the group’s position at a given time and are able to constantly adapt. Today Chad & Cody pick out leadership lessons that they feel can help contractors create a competitive advantage by understanding the complexities of leadership and the importance of creating a learning leadership environment at every level.  Enjoy Episode 8️⃣ - Season 3️⃣ of The NEXT Academy Podcast on #ConstructionLeadership, #BrandGrowth & #StayingOnOffense We are very grateful for your support of The NEXT Academy and this Podcast. THANK YOU and ENJOY! Be sure to rate us on Apple or drop us a comment at info@nextleadershipacademy.org 🙏🏼 LISTEN HERE 🎧 Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-academy/id1350265214#episodeGuid=95553e9d-cf16-4cf3-8c12-642e4ceba333 Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ikl7ghjlxbk6x2qzybgfea6qssa Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/09DoJcFcmdPlNhYA2SCYAo Co-Hosts Chad M. Jones & Cody B. Phillips Powered by Graybar, Southwire Company, Milwaukee Tool, and ABB Please visit www.nextleadershipacademy.org to learn more.👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 #BeNEXT #UnionConstruction #UnionContractor #Contractor #ElectricalContractor #MechanicalContractor #Leadership #LeadershipDevelopment #Construction #ConstructionLeadership #NEXTAcademy19 #NEXTAcademy20 #Future #Startups #BuildingConstruction #Technology #Careers #Management #Entrepreneurship #BuildingTrades
34:13
September 4, 2020
Two Ears, One Mouth - Monday Morning Mastery - 08.31.20
Hi everyone... Welcome to Monday Morning Mastery powered by The NEXT Academy - Building Construction Leaders for What Comes NEXT. As always I hope this finds you ready to attack the week ahead. Two Ears, One Mouth - many of us have heard this message. Whether that came from a parent. A teacher. Or from your own mouth, many of you out there today have heard this message. WE HAVE TWO EARS AND ONE MOUTH SO THAT WE CAN LISTEN TWICE AS MUCH AS WE SPEAK. Now more than maybe ever in our society it’s important to listen. Stephen Covey once said Most People do not listen with the intent to understand, they listen with the intent to reply. Poor communication comes with a high price tag. It accounts for businesses losing millions of dollars each year. It accounts for you losing friends each day. It accounts for a completely tone-deaf response to the myriad of tensions we face in today’s world. Now more than ever, leaders will need to master the skill of listening. As you move into this week, I challenge you to listen more and talk less. Both with your mouth and with your keyboard. I hope you find great value in today’s episode. Don’t ever stop chasing to BE BETTER. Registration is now open for the 2021 NEXT Academy class. If you’re interested check out our website at nextleadershipacademy.org or give me a shout. Registration will end on Friday, October 16th so do not wait. 500 spots total are available for next year’s class. To all of you listening and watching, thank you so much for your support of these messages and your willingness to share with coworkers, friends and family across all of the social media landscape! If I can ever help you in any way… PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out. I’m always here to help or more importantly find you the necessary resources that are far smarter than I that may be able to help on your personal & professional leadership journey. Please be safe and smart out there. I look forward to seeing you again next week. Until then attack the week ahead. Own your life and #BeNEXT.
06:12
August 31, 2020
Hateproof Your Dreams - Monday Morning Mastery - 08.24.20
Hi everyone... Welcome to Monday Morning Mastery powered by The NEXT Academy - Building Construction Leaders for What Comes NEXT.  As always I hope this finds you ready to attack the week ahead. Hateproof your dreams. Insulate your hope. Armor plate your enthusiasm in a world where as you advance towards your ultimate life, you will face the arrows. Shots will be fired by naysayers. I’ve heard it said that Critics are dreamers who got scared. It’s really easy to be a critic. In today's episode we discuss how to keep moving forward in spite of those challenges! Thanks for your valuable time and I hope you receive great value in today’s episode. Registration is now open for the 2021 NEXT Academy class. If you’re interested check out our website at nextleadershipacademy.org or give me a shout. To all of you listening and watching, thank you so much for your support of these messages and your willingness to share with coworkers, friends and family across all of the social media landscape! If I can ever help you in any way… PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out. I’m always here to help or more importantly find you the necessary resources that are far smarter than I that may be able to help on your personal & professional leadership journey. Please be safe and smart out there. I look forward to seeing you again next week. Until then attack the week ahead. Own your life and #BeNEXT.
05:23
August 24, 2020
Just For Today - Monday Morning Mastery - 08.17.20
Hi everyone... Welcome to Monday Morning Mastery powered by The NEXT Academy - Building Construction Leaders for What Comes NEXT.  As always I hope this finds you ready to attack the week ahead. Often when I drop my kids off at school over the last year I’ve said to them “Make today better than yesterday and tomorrow better than today.” The message behind this quote is simple…always be striving to be better. To grow. As you know It’s much easier said than done. But the importance of each and every day cannot be overstated. What you do today matters. “People create success in their lives by focusing on today. It may sound trite, but today is the only time you have. It’s too late for yesterday. And you can’t depend on tomorrow. That’s why today matters.”  "Just for Today" is a simple method taught by the great John Maxwell that helps add some clarity to this daily discipline. Thanks for your valuable time and I hope you receive great value in today’s episode. Registration is now open for the 2021 NEXT Academy class. If you’re interested check out our website at nextleadershipacademy.org or give me a shout. To all of you listening and watching, thank you so much for your support of these messages and your willingness to share with coworkers, friends and family across all of the social media landscape! If I can ever help you in any way… PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out. I’m always here to help or more importantly find you the necessary resources that are far smarter than I that may be able to help on your personal & professional leadership journey. Please be safe and smart out there. I look forward to seeing you again next week. Until then attack the week ahead. Own your life and #BeNEXT.
06:56
August 17, 2020
Stop Managing Your Time ⏰ and Start Managing Your Focus 👁 - Monday Morning Mastery - 08.10.20
Hi everyone... Welcome to Monday Morning Mastery powered by The NEXT Academy - Building Construction Leaders for What Comes NEXT. As always I hope this finds you ready to attack the week ahead. Being busy, does not mean being productive. Today's episode will hopefully give you the push to stop trying to manage your time and focus more on managing your focus and energy. We can strive for more success, we can drive for more results, but we cannot increase the amount of time we have in any given day. We have no control over time, but it dominates our daily lives. And while we have countless methods, tips and tricks to manage our time and prevent ourselves from “wasting” time, we can do nothing to slow down the endless and powerful march of the clock. I really believe today's episode will give you a newfound lens for which to view your calendar and upcoming workload. Please live me a comment and let me know your thoughts! Registration is now open for the 2021 NEXT Academy class. If you’re interested check out our website at nextleadershipacademy.org or give me a shout. To all of you listening and watching, thank you so much for your support of these messages and your willingness to share with coworkers, friends and family across all of the social media landscape! If I can ever help you in any way… PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out. I’m always here to help or more importantly find you the necessary resources that are far smarter than I that may be able to help on your personal & professional leadership journey. Please be safe and smart out there. I look forward to seeing you again next week. Until then attack the week ahead. Own your life and #BeNEXT.
08:19
August 10, 2020
A Dose of Perspective - Monday Morning Mastery - 08.03.20
Hi everyone... Welcome to Monday Morning Mastery powered by The NEXT Academy - Building Construction Leaders for What Comes NEXT. As always I hope this finds you ready to attack the week ahead. Listen...I understand it’s hard for you right now. It’s certainly “different” for us all, but it’s very important to apply some #perspective to your current circumstances. Hopefully this episode of #MondayMorningMastery can ease your burden and allow you to begin to focus on how you can help others through this trying time.  Lets work hard this week to avoid that negative tone that’s so loud, so prevalent in much of our culture right now. I can’t tell you how many times a day I hear people say “This is the worst time of my life”…If that happens to be you listening right now...It’s important to ask yourself “Compared to What?” Frankly, in this country on your worst day, you’re still better off than the majority of the world. That’s simply fact. So let’s be a bit more realistic. I challenge you today to go be a blessing. As one of my mentors Dr. Kevin Elko always says “Do not look for blessings to come into your life, go be a blessing in someone else’s life” Go out there and make a difference in someone else’s life today. And I promise, it will make a difference in yours. Registration is now open for the 2021 NEXT Academy class. If you’re interested check out our website at nextleadershipacademy.org or give me a shout. To all of you listening and watching, thank you so much for your support of these messages and your willingness to share with coworkers, friends and family across all of the social media landscape! If I can ever help you in any way… PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out. I’m always here to help or more importantly find you the necessary resources that are far smarter than I that may be able to help on your personal & professional leadership journey. Please be safe and smart out there. I look forward to seeing you again next week. Until then attack the week ahead. Own your life and #BeNEXT. #BeNEXT
05:21
August 3, 2020
WillPower 👊🏼 - Monday Morning Mastery - 07.27.20
Hi everyone... Welcome to Monday Morning Mastery powered by The NEXT Academy - Building Leaders for What Comes #NEXT. As always I hope this finds you ready to attack the week ahead. In today's episode we discuss the importance of #Willpower, #Grit, #Courage, #MentalToughness, #Skill, #Resilience and how these will lead to a more equipped mental toolbox to deal with today's challenges.   To all of you listening and watching, thank you so much for your support of these messages and your willingness to share with coworkers, friends and family across all of the social media landscape! If I can ever help you in any way… PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out. I’m always here to help or more importantly find you the necessary resources that are far smarter than I that may be able to help on your personal & professional leadership journey. Please be safe and smart out there. I look forward to seeing you again next week. Until then attack the week ahead. Own your life and #BeNEXT.
08:27
July 27, 2020
Neuroplasticity 🧠 & The NEXT 6️⃣6️⃣ Challenge - Monday Morning Mastery - 07.20.20
Welcome to Monday Morning Mastery powered by The NEXT Academy - Building Construction Leaders for What Comes NEXT.  As always I hope this finds you ready to attack the week ahead. We are just over 200 days into 2020. And it’s time for a #challenge. You all have been listening to me every Monday for over half a year now and it's time to put some of these thoughts & strategies that have resonated with you into ACTION. Tune in to today's episode to see what the #NEXT66 is and how you can get involved! You'll also learn a bit about neuroplasticity, focus, rituals and habits. To have the results very few have you've got to live and behave like very few do. So I’ll be watching closely and I hope the challenge is a profound step for you as you move towards your ultimate dreams. Give me 66 days. And it will change your life. To all of you listening and watching, thank you so much for your support of these messages and your willingness to share with coworkers, friends and family across all of the social media landscape! If I can ever help you in any way… PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out. I’m always here to help or more importantly find you the necessary resources that are far smarter than I that may be able to help on your personal & professional leadership journey. Please be safe and smart out there. I look forward to seeing you again next week. Until then attack the week ahead. Own your life and #BeNEXT. The #NEXT66 begins today. Let’s get after it!
08:13
July 20, 2020
History - Monday Morning Mastery - 07.13.20
Hi everyone... Welcome to Monday Morning Mastery powered by The NEXT Academy - leadership built for contractors. As always I hope this finds you ready to attack the week ahead. Is it fair to consider, although you're perhaps alarmed with the state of the world, that we are simply living through history? Just as those have at various times before us?  One thing is certain...Life is going to hit you. Over & Over & Over. Relentlessly. These hits … whether they be physical, mental, emotional, or financial, will leave scars. BE THANKFUL FOR YOUR BEATINGS & THE SCARS THEY LEAVE. There's lessons in those scars. Realize that that’s what is going on right now. These are historical events and you’re living through them. It’s up to you whether you live through them passively, or actively.  Thank you so much for your support of these messages and your willingness to share with coworkers, friends and family across all of the social media landscape! If I can ever help you in any way… PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out. I’m always here to help or more importantly find you the necessary resources that are far smarter than I that may be able to help on your personal & professional leadership journey. Please be safe and smart out there. I look forward to seeing you again next week. Until then attack the week ahead. Own your life and #BeNEXT.
05:26
July 13, 2020
🔴 Legacy 🔴 07.09.20
Episode 7️⃣of 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣0️⃣ is out NOW‼️ In today’s episode, Chad and Cody take a look at James Kerr's classic book “Legacy.” When the going gets tough, the tough start changing. Difficult times call for different solutions. In his global bestseller, Legacy, James Kerr goes deep into the heart of the world's most successful team, the New Zealand All Blacks, to help understand what it takes to bounce back from adversity and still reach the top. It is a book about leading a team or an organization - but, more importantly, about leading a life. The kind of life that you want to lead. In today's volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) environment, personal leadership has never been more relevant. It is a truly life-defining read that addresses the big questions - values, vision, mindset and purpose - that, when answered, build the foundation for resilience, excellence and sustained success. This book will change your life. Champions do extra. They sweep the sheds, follow the spearhead, and keep a blue head.  They are good ancestors and plant trees they'll never see.  Today Chad & Cody pick out leadership lessons that they feel can help contractors create a competitive advantage by going to the heart of how great leaders - and we are all leaders - 'reboot' and reframe their future. This book is 🔥🔥🔥 Enjoy Episode 7️⃣ - Season 3️⃣ of The NEXT Academy Podcast on #ConstructionLeadership, #BrandGrowth & #StayingOnOffense We are very grateful for your support of The NEXT Academy and this Podcast. THANK YOU and ENJOY! Be sure to rate us on Apple or drop us a comment at info@nextleadershipacademy.org 🙏🏼 LISTEN HERE 🎧 Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-academy/id1350265214#episodeGuid=333010af-0403-48b0-87d3-aa38c8f07326 Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ikl7ghjlxbk6x2qzybgfea6qssa Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/09DoJcFcmdPlNhYA2SCYAo Co-Hosts Chad M. Jones & Cody B. Phillips Powered by Graybar, Southwire Company, Milwaukee Tool, and ABB Please visit www.nextleadershipacademy.org to learn more.👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 #BeNEXT #UnionConstruction #UnionContractor #Contractor #ElectricalContractor #MechanicalContractor #Leadership #LeadershipDevelopment #Construction #ConstructionLeadership #NEXTAcademy19 #NEXTAcademy20 #Future #Startups #BuildingConstruction #Technology #Careers #Management #Entrepreneurship #BuildingTrades
35:33
July 9, 2020
Your Bus Ride 🚌 - Monday Morning Mastery - 07.06.20
Hi everyone... Welcome to Monday Morning Mastery powered by The NEXT Academy - leadership built for contractors. As always I hope this finds you ready to attack the week ahead and coming off a great 4th of July  🇺🇸 holiday. To make any profound change in your life you need to understand your #WHY. You’re reason for doing it. And the reasons need to be strong.  We are all on a journey through life. You know that, I know that. A bus ride 🚌 that started many years ago.   So how do we maximize our window of time? How do we become the very best in our personal and professional life. I’ll tell you in this episode. Thank you so much for your support of these messages and your willingness to share with coworkers, friends and family across all of the social media landscape! If I can ever help you in any way… PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out. I’m always here to help or more importantly find you the necessary resources that are far smarter than I that may be able to help on your personal & professional leadership journey. Please be safe and smart out there. I look forward to seeing you again next week. Until then attack the week ahead. Own your life and #BeNEXT.
07:18
July 6, 2020
The Ultimate Question⁉️ - Monday Morning Mastery - 06.29.20
Hi everyone... Welcome to Monday Morning Mastery powered by The NEXT Academy - leadership built for contractors. As always I hope this finds you ready to attack the week ahead. Today I’m going to talk to you about a recent discussion I had with one of my mentors and a question that he asked that both confused me and ultimately reignited my passion to reach my goals. Are you #INTERESTED or are you #COMMITTED?  LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE TO UNDERSTAND THE CRITICAL DISTINCTION BETWEEN THE TWO! Thank you so much for your support of these messages and your willingness to share with coworkers, friends and family across all of the social media landscape! If I can ever help you in any way… PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out. I’m always here to help or more importantly find you the necessary resources that are far smarter than I that may be able to help on your personal & professional leadership journey. Please be safe and smart out there. I look forward to seeing you again next week. Until then attack the week ahead. Own your life and #BeNEXT.
04:54
June 29, 2020
The Coffee Bean ☕️ - Monday Morning Mastery - 06.22.20
Hi everyone... Welcome to Monday Morning Mastery powered by The NEXT Academy - leadership built for contractors. As always I hope this finds you ready to attack the week ahead. Today I’m going to talk to you about the Coffee Bean. This concept comes from the book by Jon Gordon and Damon West. It is so applicable to all walks of life and can help you as contractors transform your environment, overcome challenges, and create positive change. Life is often difficult. It can be harsh, stressful, and feel like a pot of boiling hot water.  Thank you so much for your support of these messages and your willingness to share with coworkers, friends and family across all of the social media landscape! I encourage you to grab this book by Jon Gordon and Damon West. If I can ever help you in any way… PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out. I’m always here to help or more importantly find you the necessary resources that are far smarter than I that may be able to help on your personal & professional leadership journey. Please be safe and smart out there. I look forward to seeing you again next week. Until then attack the week ahead. Own your life and #BeNEXT.
03:54
June 22, 2020
The Axe 🪓 - Monday Morning Mastery - 06.15.20
Hi everyone... Welcome to Monday Morning Mastery powered by The NEXT Academy - leadership built for contractors. As always I hope this finds you ready to attack the week ahead. Today's episode is about #TheAxe and THE SECRET TO SUCCESS‼️ Andy Frisella - CEO of 1st Phorm, recently told this great story and I think it's easily relatable to our listeners and participants at The NEXT Academy.  There are four aspects to making an axe effective: #1 EFFORT #2 CONSISTENCY #3 SELF-AWARENESS & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT #4 PATIENCE & PERSEVERANCE Sound familiar? Take a listen and let me know what you think? Thank you so much for your support of these messages and your willingness to share with coworkers, friends and family across all of the social media landscape! If I can ever help you in any way… PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out. I’m always here to help or more importantly find you the necessary resources that are far smarter than I that may be able to help on your personal & professional leadership journey. Please be safe and smart out there. I look forward to seeing you again next week. Until then attack the week ahead. Own your life and #BeNEXT.
05:02
June 15, 2020
The Opportunity of a Lifetime - Monday Morning Mastery - 06.08.20
Hi everyone... Welcome to Monday Morning Mastery powered by The NEXT Academy - leadership built for contractors. As always I hope this finds you ready to attack the week ahead. Martin Dempsey - Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff recently said “Three concentric crises: the pandemic, a depressed economy, racial injustice. In each an opportunity, more than that an obligation, to improve. We can’t settle for back to normal. We must be “better than normal.” If not now, when?” Now is the time for each of us to control the controllable in our lives. Deal in reality. The reality is…we are starving for leadership. But in all scenarios of crisis, we can learn. We can grow. We can inspire. We can improve. So I’d ask that you…open your mind and hearts like never before. Let us never go back to where we were in March or April or May or yesterday for that matter...let us move forward as one. Thank you so much for your support of these messages and your willingness to share with coworkers, friends and family across all of the social media landscape! If I can ever help you in any way… PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out. I’m always here to help or more importantly find you the necessary resources that are far smarter than I that may be able to help on your personal & professional leadership journey. Please be safe and smart out there. I look forward to seeing you again next week. Until then attack the week ahead. Own your life and #BeNEXT.
04:46
June 8, 2020
Your Gift 🎁 - Monday Morning Mastery - 06.01.20
Hi everyone... Welcome to Monday Morning Mastery powered by The NEXT Academy - leadership built for contractors. As always I hope this finds you ready to attack the week ahead. There are certain things you can do that no one else can. Perhaps it’s parenting, or constructing houses or encouraging the discouraged. Or leading your contracting companies through a tumultuous challenge such as this global pandemic that we’ve all been facing for months now. When you finally accept and embrace your natural gifts and then USE those gifts in EVERY AREA OF YOUR LIFE, you WILL have begun to BUILD YOUR IDENTITY and you will find yourself MORE CONFIDENT and MORE SUCCESSFUL.⁣ ⁣What is YOUR natural gift?  I challenge you to use your gifts to shine your light into the world… We need them now more than ever before.  Thank you so much for your support of these messages and your willingness to share with coworkers, friends and family across all of the social media landscape! If I can ever help you in any way… PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out. I’m always here to help or more importantly find you the necessary resources that are far smarter than I that may be able to help on your personal & professional leadership journey. Please be safe and smart out there. I look forward to seeing you again next week. Until then attack the week ahead. Own your life and #BeNEXT.
04:33
June 1, 2020
🔴 The Motive 🔴 05.29.20
Episode 6️⃣ of 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣0️⃣ is out NOW‼️ In today’s episode, Chad and Cody take a look at Patrick Lencioni’s classic book “The Motive.” In The Motive, Lencioni shifts his attention toward helping you understand the importance of why you’re leading in the first place. In essence, leadership is leading teams and managing people. It has to be about “what you can give, not what you can get.” Today Chad & Cody pick out leadership lessons that they feel can help contractors create a competitive advantage by no longer abdicating their most important leadership responsibilities. This book is VERY SOLID 🔥🔥🔥 Lisa Wampler and John Greenhall do a fantastic job in the #CohenSegliasLegalMinute explaining the complexities of warranties. Enjoy Episode 6️⃣ - Season 3️⃣ of The NEXT Academy Podcast on #ConstructionLeadership, #BrandGrowth & #StayingOnOffense We are very grateful for your support of The NEXT Academy and this Podcast. THANK YOU and ENJOY! Be sure to rate us on Apple or drop us a comment at info@nextleadershipacademy.org 🙏🏼 LISTEN HERE 🎧 Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-academy/id1350265214#episodeGuid=b6eaa175-24aa-4912-8989-fb99d4af4c68 Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ikl7ghjlxbk6x2qzybgfea6qssa Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/09DoJcFcmdPlNhYA2SCYAo Co-Hosts Chad M. Jones & Cody B. Phillips Powered by Graybar, Southwire Company, Milwaukee Tool, and ABB Please visit www.nextleadershipacademy.org to learn more.👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 #BeNEXT #UnionConstruction #UnionContractor #Contractor #ElectricalContractor #MechanicalContractor #Leadership #LeadershipDevelopment #Construction #ConstructionLeadership #NEXTAcademy19 #NEXTAcademy20 #Future #Startups #BuildingConstruction #Technology #Careers #Management #Entrepreneurship #BuildingTrades
29:45
May 29, 2020
The "F Word" 😳 - Monday Morning Mastery - 05.25.20
First, let me say Happy Memorial Day and a heartfelt Thank You to the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice, courageously losing their lives defending our freedoms. 🇺🇸 Let us never forget, “Our flag doesn’t fly because the wind moves it, but because of the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.” Welcome to Monday Morning Mastery powered by The NEXT Academy - leadership built for contractors. As always I hope this finds you ready to attack the week ahead. This Wednesday Night we have Class 15 of The NEXT Academy and to me it’s one of the most important lessons we teach throughout the year to our contractor participants from across the county. We’re going to analyze the "F Word" - Failure. It’s important to first recognize that failure will happen, and when it does, you have two options. You can accept it and stay average... Or ... You can use it as an opportunity to grow... Failure is the stepping stone to ultimate success. Just because you #FAIL does not make you a #FAILURE. I challenge you to embrace this life with a new relationship to failure… I don’t care what people say, I don’t care what people think, I’m going to courageously pursue greatness. And when failure comes, I will pick myself up, learn from it and come back stronger and better than I was before. Remember, as Denis Waitley once said “Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” Thank you so much for your support of these messages and your willingness to share with coworkers, friends and family across all of the social media landscape! If I can ever help you in any way… PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out. I’m always here to help or more importantly find you the necessary resources that are far smarter than I that may be able to help on your personal & professional leadership journey. Please be safe and smart out there. I look forward to seeing you again next week. Until then attack the week ahead. Own your life and #BeNEXT.
05:37
May 25, 2020
Behavior is The Great Predictor 🧐 - Monday Morning Mastery - 05.18.20
Unreal #Story Today‼️ Welcome to Monday Morning Mastery powered by The NEXT Academy - leadership built for contractors. As always I hope this finds you ready to attack the week ahead. Today I’d like to talk about a concept that I hold dear and one that I’ve completely embraced over the past year and a half - I’m a believer that your #behavior is a predictor of your #future 🔥 The story I relate in this episode really hit home for me and I know it will for you as well‼️ I challenge you to embrace this statement as your own today… I recognize #setbacks as temporary, I bounce back quickly. Setbacks are temporary, I bounce back quickly. You gotta support yourself #unconditionally and behave like the person you see in your #dreams. Thank you so much for your support of these videos and your willingness to share with coworkers, friends and family across all of the social media landscape! PLEASE CONTINUE TO SHARE ON YOUR SOCIAL STREAMS!!! If I can ever help you in any way… PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out. I’m always here to help or more importantly find you the necessary resources that are far smarter than I that may be able to help on your personal & professional #leadership journey. Please be safe and smart out there. I look forward to seeing you again next week. Until then attack the week ahead. Own your life and #BeNEXT.
06:36
May 18, 2020
Self Awareness - Monday Morning Mastery - 05.11.20
Hi everyone...Welcome to Monday Morning Mastery powered by The NEXT Academy - leadership built for contractors. As always I hope this finds you ready to attack the week ahead. Today I’d like to talk to you about Self Awareness. Think of a leader who you look up to? Compare your actions to their actions and adapt those qualities that will benefit you in the long run. Self awareness is the foundation of personal growth and success. Only when we reach that point in life can we be the person we desire to be. Self awareness is the fundamental to understanding ourselves perfectly. I personally believe self awareness is the most important catalyst to our leadership development. You must first have a deep understanding of self, before you know how to grow. You have to be willing to open the rusty hood and see what’s underneath. We are all meant for greatness. You just have to find the gift placed inside of you. To find it… you must first be willing to go into the depths of truth. That can be scary for us all, but it’s a prerequistie to becoming the person you’re meant to be. I challenge you to look at yourself objectively today…look inward and find your truth? And when you find it, push all the chips into the center and GO ALL IN! Thank you so much for your support of these messages and your willingness to share with coworkers, friends and family across all of the social media landscape! If I can ever help you in any way… PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out. I’m always here to help or more importantly find you the necessary resources that are far smarter than I that may be able to help on your personal & professional leadership journey. Please be safe and smart out there. I look forward to seeing you again next week. Until then attack the week ahead. Own your life and #BeNEXT.
05:41
May 11, 2020
What's Your Peanut🥜⁉️ - Monday Morning Mastery - 05.03.20
Hi everyone...Welcome to Monday Morning Mastery powered by The NEXT Academy - leadership built for contractors. In today's episode titled "What's Your Peanut🥜⁉️" we discuss the story of the Boll Weevil and its unique and profound connection to Enterprise, Alabama.  The story is a great illustration of living in vision or living in circumstance. This is an ideal story for the challenges we all face in our current climate. When the boll weevil wiped out an area's dominant crop, cotton, in the earlier 20th century, the farmers, in the face of bleak #circumstances, turned to growing a variety of crops, most notably peanuts, to great success. So much, in fact, that a statue of a boll weevil was erected in Enterprise to thank the insect for the #vision its devastation had revealed. I challenge you to be intentional with your efforts to find your peanut? As individuals, as business owners, as union contractors… Thank you so much for your support of these videos and your willingness to share with coworkers, friends and family! If I can ever help you in any way… PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out. I’m always here to help or more importantly find you the necessary resources that are far smarter than I that may be able to help on your personal & professional leadership journey. Please be safe and smart out there. I look forward to seeing you again next week. Until then attack the week ahead. Own your life and BeNEXT.
05:50
May 4, 2020
🔴 The Obstacle is the Way 🔴 04.29.20
Episode 5️⃣ of 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣0️⃣ is out NOW‼️ In today’s episode, Chad and Cody take a look at Ryan Holiday’s classic book “The Obstacle is the Way.” Ryan has a unique way of turning a subject like stoicism that is quite scary for many of us into an easily digestible and actionable leadership guidebook. I encourage all of you to pick it up. We are stuck, stymied, frustrated. But it needn’t be this way. There is a formula for success that’s been followed by icons of history - from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobs - a formula that showed them how to turn obstacles into opportunities. Faced with impossible situations, they produced the astounding triumphs we all seek. These men and women were not exceptionally brilliant, lucky or gifted. Their success came from timeless philosophical principles laid down by a Roman Emperor who struggled to articulate a method of excellence in any and all situations. This book reveals that formula in a new way - and shows us how we can turn our own adversity into advantage. Today Chad & Cody pick out leadership lessons that they feel can help contractors create a competitive advantage by turning trials into triumph. This book is AWESOME 🔥🔥🔥 Lisa Wampler and John Greenhall do a fantastic job in the #CohenSegliasLegalMinute explaining the complexities of Force Majeure clauses. Enjoy Episode 5️⃣ - Season 3️⃣ of The NEXT Academy Podcast on #ConstructionLeadership, #BrandGrowth & #StayingOnOffense We are very grateful for your support of The NEXT Academy and this Podcast. THANK YOU and ENJOY! Be sure to rate us on Apple or drop us a comment at info@nextleadershipacademy.org 🙏🏼 SIGN UP FOR THE DAILY STOIC HERE BUY THE OBSTACLE IS THE WAY HERE LISTEN HERE 🎧 Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-academy-podcast-with-chad-jones-and-cody-phillips/id1350265214#episodeGuid=a0bb52bb-ab16-4fbc-824d-e5cf93b91ae8 Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ikl7ghjlxbk6x2qzybgfea6qssa Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/09DoJcFcmdPlNhYA2SCYAo Co-Hosts Chad M. Jones & Cody B. Phillips Powered by Graybar, Southwire Company, Milwaukee Tool and ABB Please visit www.nextleadershipacademy.org to learn more.👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 #BeNEXT #UnionConstruction #UnionContractor #Contractor #ElectricalContractor #MechanicalContractor #Leadership #LeadershipDevelopment #Construction #ConstructionLeadership #NEXTAcademy19 #NEXTAcademy20 #Future #Startups #BuildingConstruction #Technology #Careers #Management #Entrepreneurship #BuildingTrades
35:18
April 29, 2020
Communication📱💻🖥🎙 - Monday Morning Mastery - 04.27.20
Welcome to Monday Morning Mastery powered by The NEXT Academy - leadership built for contractors. In today's episode we discuss #Communication📱💻🖥🎙 and the new world we are doing business in. I’d like to share with you 4️⃣ Actionable #Strategies or Guiding #Principles that can not only direct you in times of challenge but also as you move forward in your life. I’m interested in knowing what strategies are working for you in your personal and professional life during these trying times? Please leave a comment and let me know the positives and negatives of this new communication method that we are all using. I challenge you to be intentional with your communication as you begin this week anew. Let me leave you with this anonymous quote that I hold dear. “You have been given this day to use as you will. You can waste it or use it for good. What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever. In its place is something that you have left behind. Let it be something good.” Thank you so much for your support of these videos and your willingness to share with coworkers, friends and family! If I can ever help you in any way… PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out. I’m always here to help or more importantly find you the necessary resources that are far smarter than I that may be able to help on your personal & professional leadership journey. Please be safe and smart out there. I look forward to seeing you again next week. Until then attack the week ahead. Own your life and BeNEXT.
09:58
April 27, 2020
The Singing Parakeet 🐦 - Monday Morning Mastery - 04.20.20
Welcome to Monday Morning Mastery powered by The NEXT Academy - leadership built for contractors. In today's episode we discuss #Disappointment through a story called "The Singing Parakeet🐦" Disappointment is at the tip of many of our tongues and on the forefront of most of our minds. We’ve had to tell our children that they will miss treasured experiences. We’ve had to tell friends we can’t share in birthday celebrations. We’ve had to tell parents we can’t visit them in the hospitals. We’ve had to deal with loss of income… of employment…and in the very worst cases the loss of friends and loved ones - all due to the global pandemic.  It’s never been more important than it is right now to look around you and count your blessings. Even in our most dire times, they are there if you look close enough. I challenge you to not let disappointment fester in your soul, because it will. Look for gratitude in the smallest of blessings. You’ll be surprised even in times like these, when the world feels dark and closing in, you can still hear the birds sing. Let go of expectations. Let go of what was. And deal in the now. Own your current circumstances and move forward. One step at a time. Thank you so much for your support of these videos and your willingness to share with coworkers, friends and family! If I can ever help you in any way… PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out. I’m always here to help or more importantly find you the necessary resources that are far smarter than I that may be able to help on your personal & professional leadership journey. Please be safe and smart out there. I look forward to seeing you again next week. Until then attack the week ahead. Own your life and BeNEXT.
06:45
April 20, 2020
Acres of Diamonds 💎 - Monday Morning Mastery - 04.13.20
Welcome to Monday Morning Mastery powered by The NEXT Academy - leadership built for contractors. In today's episode we discuss #CoreFocus through a story called "Acres of Diamonds💎" In times like these, it doesn’t take much for an organization to get off track. I know right now #innovation is at the forefront of all of our minds, but it should not be the only thing in this VUCA world we are living in. Businesses can easily become distracted by opportunities that are wolves in sheep‘s clothing. Everyone has the answer for you right now. I encourage you to double down on your strengths! You may not feel like it but most people are sitting on their own diamond mines.  I challenge you to answer this question…What is your core focus? What is one actionable step You can make today to return to those roots? Thank you so much for your support of these videos and your willingness to share with coworkers, friends and family! If I can ever help you in any way… PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out. I’m always here to help or more importantly find you the necessary resources that are far smarter than I that may be able to help on your personal & professional leadership journey. Please be safe and smart out there. I look forward to seeing you again next week. Until then attack the week ahead. Own your life and #BeNEXT.
06:19
April 13, 2020
🔗 Commitment 🔗 - Monday Morning Mastery - 04.06.20
Welcome to Monday Morning Mastery powered by The NEXT Academy - leadership built for contractors. In today's episode we talk about #COMMITMENT🔗 What does commitment mean to you? Inky Johnson has one of my favorite quotes in history and I think it has never been more appropriate contextually than it is right now. Inky says “Commitment is Staying True to What You Said You Would Do LONG After the Mood that You Said it in Has Left!!!!” I love that. And It’s been my reality so many times. It hits home for me and I’m sure it does for many of you listening out there today. Difficult times can diminish us, define us or develop us. YOU decide. What is one choice you can make today for a better tomorrow? I challenge you to answer this question…What is one choice you can #commit to today that will have you better when the fog clears? Thank you so much for your support of these videos and your willingness to share with coworkers, friends and family! If I can ever help you in any way… PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out. I’m always here to help or more importantly find you the necessary resources that are far smarter than I that may be able to help on your personal & professional leadership journey. Please be safe and smart out there. I look forward to seeing you again next week. Until then attack the week ahead. Own your life and BeNEXT.
06:37
April 6, 2020
Pain👊🏼 - Monday Morning Mastery - 03.30.20
Welcome to Monday Morning Mastery powered by The NEXT Academy - leadership built for contractors. As always I hope this finds you ready to attack the week ahead. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone as you continue to deal with the incredible #PAIN and uncertainty that the #Coronavirus has caused. Real people are dying. Our economy has died. Over 3 Million people are unemployed. People are hurting. I’d ask that regardless of your personal beliefs, that you’re mindful of others. Mindful of their individual and unique circumstances. Show compassion and empathy towards your neighbors. Although this may have not effected you on a personal level, it has effected hundreds of thousands of others, so now is a good time to remove your ego, show humility and understand that people are dealing with a great deal of #PAIN. Some emotional. Some physical. Some both. We all go through disappointments, setbacks, loss. #Pain is a part of life and it will always be a part of your life...How you learn to GROW through it will determine your future. If I can ever help you in any way… PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out. I’m always here to help or more importantly find you the necessary resources that are far smarter than I that may be able to help on your personal & professional leadership journey. Be safe and smart out there. I look forward to seeing you again next week. Until then attack the week ahead. Own your life and #BeNEXT. PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY OR CO-WORKERS IF YOU FIND THE MESSAGE HELPFUL! Be sure to drop us a comment and rate us as well! As always thank you so much for your continued support of the Podcast and The NEXT Academy! 👏🏼
05:36
March 30, 2020
🔴 Leadership Strategy & Tactics (COVID-19) 🔴 03.27.20
Episode 4️⃣ of 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣0️⃣‼️ In today’s episode, Chad and Cody take a look at the impact of the #Coronavirus and #COVID19 on our industry while analyzing Jocko Willink’s new book “Leadership Strategy & Tactics.” Jocko explains how to take leadership theory, quickly translate that theory into applicable strategy, and then put leadership into action at a tactical level. I think this is a valuable book and very well could be a solution for leaders at every level―not just to understand the leadership game, but also how to play the leadership game. It’s very practical in application and valuable in the midst of our current world crisis. Today Chad & Cody pick out leadership lessons that they feel can help contractors create a competitive advantage by implementing strategic principles from the battle field and translating them to the board room. This book is #FIRE 🔥🔥🔥 John Greenhall and Lisa Wampler do a fantastic job in the #CohenSegliasLegalMinute explaining in detail how to address the contract clauses regarding WHEN you get paid. Praying for you all in this challenging time that is unlike anything we have ever faced. 💯👊🏼💪🏽 Enjoy Episode 4️⃣ - Season 3️⃣ of The NEXT Academy Podcast on #ConstructionLeadership, #BrandGrowth & #StayingOnOffense We are very grateful for your support of The NEXT Academy and this Podcast. THANK YOU and ENJOY! Be sure to rate us on Apple or drop us a comment at info@nextleadershipacademy.org 🙏🏼 LISTEN HERE 🎧 Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-academy-podcast-with-chad-jones-and-cody-phillips/id1350265214#episodeGuid=1622b02a-b238-410a-956b-44246ba6aabc Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ikl7ghjlxbk6x2qzybgfea6qssa Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/09DoJcFcmdPlNhYA2SCYAo Co-Hosts Chad M. Jones & Cody B. Phillips Powered by Graybar, Southwire Company, Milwaukee Tool, and ABB Please visit www.nextleadershipacademy.org to learn more.👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 #BeNEXT #UnionConstruction #UnionContractor #Contractor #ElectricalContractor #MechanicalContractor #Leadership #LeadershipDevelopment #Construction #ConstructionLeadership #NEXTAcademy19 #NEXTAcademy20 #Future #Startups #BuildingConstruction #Technology #Careers #Management #Entrepreneurship #BuildingTrades
36:07
March 27, 2020
Discipline = Freedom 🇺🇸 - Monday Morning Mastery - 03.23.20
What’s up everyone...Welcome to Monday Morning Mastery powered by The NEXT Academy - leadership built for contractors. As always I hope this finds you ready to attack the week ahead. Praying for everyone out there as they continue to deal with the incredible uncertainty that the #Coronavirus has caused‼️ I’d ask that regardless of your personal beliefs, you continue to be #mindful of others. Mindful of their individual & unique circumstances. Continue to show compassion and support. I felt this is the perfect time to remind each of you of a concept that I learned from Jocko Willink. #Jocko is a retired U.S. Navy SEAL officer, co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Extreme Ownership, Dichotomy of Leadership, host of the top-rated Jocko Podcast, and co-founder of Echelon Front, where he serves as Chief Executive Officer, leadership instructor, speaker and strategic advisor. Jocko created a phrase or more specifically an equation that’s inherently changed my life…and although simple to understand, hugely impactful…Discipline = Freedom 🇺🇸. This is timely given the circumstances we currently find ourselves in, specifically how do we maintain discipline in the face of quartantines, social distancing and just being thrown completely out of our daily routine. If I can ever help you in any way… PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out. I’m always here to help or more importantly find you the necessary resources LIKE JOCKO that are far smarter than I that may be able to help in your personal & professional growth. Be safe and smart out there. I look forward to seeing you again next week. Until then attack the week ahead. Own your life and BeNEXT. PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY OR CO-WORKERS IF YOU FIND THE MESSAGE HELPFUL! Be sure to drop us a comment and rate us as well! Appreciate your support! 
07:32
March 23, 2020
In the Face of Fire 🔥 - Monday Morning Mastery - 03.16.20
What’s up everyone...Welcome to Monday Morning Mastery powered by The NEXT Academy - leadership built for contractors. As always I hope this finds you ready to attack the week ahead. What a week we’ve just endured, right? CORONAVIRUS‼️ Leadership is lonely especially in a time of crisis, but in all scenarios of crisis, we can learn. We can grow. We can inspire. So I’d ask that you… Be committed to lifting others up. Encourage. Show empathy. Do not let negativity win today. Remember it starts with you. Whether you’re leading yourself, your family or your company through these turbulent times, choose faith over fear. Trust that while we may be facing challenges, we will overcome. Together. So I challenge you to lead in the face of fire 🔥‼️ If I can ever help you in any way… PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out to me via direct message or through email. I’m always here to help or more importantly find you the necessary resources that are far smarter than I that may be able to help in your personal & professional growth. I look forward to seeing you again soon. Until then attack the week ahead. Own your life and BeNEXT. PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY OR CO-WORKERS IF YOU FIND THE MESSAGE HELPFUL! BE SURE TO RATE US AS WELL!  Stay Strong!
05:49
March 16, 2020
Are You a Parked Car? - Monday Morning Mastery - 03.09.2020
What’s up everyone...Welcome to Monday Morning Mastery powered by The NEXT Academy - leadership built for contractors. As always I hope this finds you ready to attack the week ahead. Are you a parked car? In the immortal words of Tony Soprano “More is lost in indecision than in wrong decision.” If you feel like you're stuck in life, this #M3 session is for you. I heard the great Matthew Hussey discuss the concept of indecision that many of us face using an analogy of a parked car. I think you will both relate and enjoy this story. Ask yourself this…Why am I really holding back from chasing my dreams? I can assure the fear holding you back is not real. It is a product of our imagination. This Jim Rohn quote always left an impression on me and I hope it does for you as well. “We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.” Don’t live with the regret of not trying. At the end of the day, the sole responsibility lies with you. Go get after it today. Remember you’re dying. If I can ever help you in any way… PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out to me via direct message or through email. I’m always here to help or more importantly find you the necessary resources that are far smarter than I that may be able to help in your personal & professional growth. I look forward to seeing you in class. Until then attack the week ahead. Own your life and BeNEXT. PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY OR CO-WORKERS IF YOU FIND THE MESSAGE HELPUL! CHEERS! #BeNEXT
06:17
March 9, 2020
Competition is Overrated - Monday Morning Mastery - 03.02.20
What’s up everyone...Welcome to Monday Morning Mastery powered by The NEXT Academy - leadership built for contractors. Today I discuss my #FiniteMindset. A mindset focused on wanting to be the best. About the need to be #Number1 in my profession…What I’ve concluded on a personal mastery level after self reflection is this... #Competition is #Boring. It is #Overrated. Say What? In today's episode I'll explain. Ask yourself this…Do I spend too much time focused on the competition? Do I have the a personal growth strategy in place for improvement? If I can ever help you in any way… PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out to me. I’m always here to help or more importantly find you the necessary resources that are far smarter than I that may be able to help in your personal & professional growth. PLEASE SHARE this episode with your team, friends and family if you find value in the message. I look forward to seeing you in class. Until then attack the week ahead. Own your life and #BeNEXT.
07:04
March 2, 2020
Maybe It's The Donkey? - Monday Morning Mastery - 02.24.20
What’s up everyone...Welcome to Monday Morning Mastery powered by The NEXT Academy - leadership built for contractors. I love the aspect of #marketing. Creating a #brand. In today’s lesson I’m asking you to take a closer look at your marketing strategy. Over my years in the construction industry, I’ve learned that very few contracting firms have marketing departments and even fewer have a strategy with regard to building their brand. I'm hoping I can prove today that it’s important to be thoughtful with your marketing approach specifically in a time period where people are inundated with high volume content. I use a story titled "Maybe It's The Donkey?" that I heard a while back from Gino Wickman who is one of the author’s we pull from at The NEXT Academy to help solidify this message...it's awesome and so TRUE! Ask yourself this…Do I have a marketing strategy for my construction firm or association? Do I have the personnel in place to execute it? I encourage you to first understand the complexities of the the platforms that control business awareness in today’s world. This is tailored, niche analysis that done correctly will catapult your business. If I can ever help you in any way, with regard to Brand Growth or anything else… PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out to me via direct message or through email. I’m always here to help or more importantly find you the necessary resources that are far smarter than I that may be able to help in your personal & professional growth. If you like this message, please SHARE it with your team, friends, and family. I look forward to seeing you in class. Until then attack the week ahead. Own your life and BeNEXT.
05:24
February 24, 2020
Interview with David Long, NECA CEO - 02.21.20
The goal of today’s interview was to not only give David the opportunity to discuss his vision for the NECA organization but more importantly to ask David the questions that seem to surface in hallways at national meetings, bar rooms of hotels and through email & text chains but are never really discussed in a broad forum. Today you’ll get to learn those answers straight from the David’s mouth. I think an important leadership lesson here is that oftentimes the guy at the top doesn’t hear the real issues…the pressing concerns. And although it’s easy to point the finger at the top…if you’re unwilling to step into that leadership moment and ask the question, who’s fault is that? Listen we’ve all ducked those moments. All of us. The reasons for not asking the questions are vast and wide. Some of the time very valid…but most of the time they’re centered around protecting ones own ass. As we grow on our leadership journey it’s important to recognize these moments and seize the opportunities when presented. I’m hoping today’s interview will clear up some of the confusion circulating amongst our association.
01:19:28
February 21, 2020
Offense vs. Defense - Monday Morning Mastery - 02.17.20
What’s up everyone...Welcome to Monday Morning Mastery powered by The NEXT Academy - leadership built for contractors. Today’s lesson is near and dear to my ❤️ as it’s honestly been a source of #CompetitiveAdvantage for Chad Jones and I at the Western PA NECA Chapter and also throughout the growth of The NEXT Academy. I’m referring to the concept of speed and staying on offense.🔥🔥🔥 Hear #JeffBezos thoughts on what it means to be a "Day 1 Company" and why #ChrisSacca chose to "Go on Offense" early on in his extraordinary career. After years of thoughtful analysis, I’d say the majority of us are playing a reactionary game. Essentially playing defense. And coming from a former quarterback, I hate defense. What you all have to understand is that your email inbox is a to-do list to which anyone in the world can add an action item. You need to get out of your inbox and back to your own to-do list. You need to sprint. You need to go On Offense. Ask yourself this…Do I lead with an offensive or defensive mindset? Do I value speed in my organization? I encourage you to consider all of the alternatives to your current mode of leadership. You just find that you like how it feels to dictate the pace of performance. If I can ever help you in any way, PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out to me via direct message or through email. I’m always here to help or find you the necessary resources that may be able to help in your personal & professional growth. If you like this, please SHARE it with your team, friends and family. I look forward to seeing you in class. Until then attack the week ahead. Own your life and BeNEXT.
05:27
February 17, 2020
🔴 The Infinite Game 🔴 02.14.20
HAPPY ❤️ DAY TO ALL YOU LOVE BIRDS OUT THERE 🤣 Episode 3️⃣ of 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣0️⃣ is LIVE‼️ In today’s episode, Chad and Cody analyze Simon Sinek’s book “The Infinite Game.” Sinek helps us remember the basics; very important basics. He did this with his book Start with Why. And he does it again with his new book, The Infinite Game. Today’s episode (and this book) should rally those who are ready to challenge that status quo and replace it with a reality that is vastly more conducive to our deep-seated human need to feel safe, to contribute to something bigger than ourselves and to provide for ourselves and our families. “It is our collective responsibility to find, guide and support those who are committed to leading in a way that will more likely bring that vision to life. Simply put: The responsibility of business is to use its will and resources to advance a cause greater than itself, protect the people and places in which it operates and generate more resources so that it can continue doing all those things for as long as possible.” Today Chad & Cody pick out leadership lessons that they feel can help contractors create a competitive advantage through playing the #InfiniteGame and what it’s like to begin to challenge the status quote in your Union Contracting Companies. This book is #DYNAMITE 🔥🔥🔥 Buy the Infinite Game Here John Greenhall and Lisa Wampler do a fantastic job in the #CohenSegliasLegalMinute discussing the options contractors have "for getting paid.' Wishing you joy and happiness on your personal and professional leadership journey. 💯👊🏼💪🏽 Enjoy Episode 3️⃣ - Season 3️⃣ of The NEXT Academy Podcast on #ConstructionLeadership, #BrandGrowth & #StayingOnOffense We are very grateful for your support of The NEXT Academy and this Podcast. THANK YOU and ENJOY! Be sure to rate us on Apple or drop us a comment at info@nextleadershipacademy.org 🙏🏼 LISTEN HERE 🎧 Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-academy-podcast-with-chad-jones-and-cody-phillips/id1350265214?i=1000465561924 Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ikl7ghjlxbk6x2qzybgfea6qssa Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/09DoJcFcmdPlNhYA2SCYAo Co-Hosts Chad M. Jones & Cody B. Phillips Powered by Graybar, Southwire Company, Milwaukee Tool, and ABB Please visit www.nextleadershipacademy.org to learn more.👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 #BeNEXT #UnionConstruction #UnionContractor #Contractor #ElectricalContractor #MechanicalContractor #Leadership #LeadershipDevelopment #Construction #ConstructionLeadership #NEXTAcademy19 #NEXTAcademy20 #Future #Startups #BuildingConstruction #Technology #Careers #Management #Entrepreneurship #BuildingTrades
45:26
February 14, 2020
Burn the Boats - Monday Morning Mastery - 02.10.20
Welcome to Monday Morning Mastery powered by The NEXT Academy - leadership built for contractors. Today’s episode is about turning your “Shoulds to Musts”…a strategy I learned from the great #TonyRobbins. Now is a good time to check in with you all those New Years resolutions. We are roughly 40 days into the New Year. How are you doing? I recognize that some of you might have slipped off your path already and let me give you some insight that I think may help you get back on track.  Ask yourself this…Do I have a set of baseline standards for what I’ll accept in my life? If not, you’ll find it easy to slip into behaviors and attitudes and a quality of life that’s far below what you deserve. Burn the Boats today. If I can ever help you in any way, PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out to me via direct message or through email. I’m always here to help or find you the necessary resources that may be able to help in your personal & professional growth. I look forward to seeing you in class. Until then attack the week ahead. Own your life and BeNEXT.
04:50
February 10, 2020
E+R=O - Monday Morning Mastery - 02.03.20
Welcome to Monday Morning Mastery powered by The NEXT Academy - leadership built for contractors. Today’s lesson is built on Tim & Brian Kights E+R=O philosophy, what I feel is Life's Equation for Success. I first heard of the concept when I read Urban Meyer’s book “Above the Line”…I was instantly drawn to this simple yet impactful approach. This methodology is now being taught in classrooms, corporations and on athletic fields throughout the country. My hope is that I’m getting ready to introduce you to Life’s Equation for Success. You see It’s never been more important, or more valuable, to cut through the noise of complexity and secure yourself on a foundation of reliable simplicity. Ask yourself this…Do I even consider my responses to events or am I simply running on autopilot most of the time? Responses should be intentional, purposeful and skillful. Not impulsive and resistant. Life is a constant flow of events and it’s important to understand that success is not determined by the situations you experience. Success is determined by how you choose to manage your response. If I can ever help you in any way, PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out to me via direct message or through email. I’m always here to help or find you the necessary resources that may be able to help in your personal & professional growth. I look forward to seeing you in class. Until then attack the week ahead. Own your life and #BeNEXT.
04:39
February 3, 2020
Necessary Reinvention - Monday Morning Mastery - 01.27.20
Welcome to Monday Morning Mastery powered by The NEXT Academy - leadership built for contractors. In the NEXT Academy our 3rd Foundation is titled Innovation & Disruption for a VUCA World. The union construction world is subject to a dizzying rate of change. And as leaders in the 21st construction industry we must be equipped to handle it. Today’s lesson is on #NecessaryReinvention and Hiroshi Mikitani's valuable rule of 3 and 10. Ask yourself this…Have you outgrown your systems or beliefs? Is it time that you upgraded? As Jerry Colonna, Executive Coach to some of the biggest tech stars in Silicon Valley, would ask “How are you complicit in creating the conditions you say… you don’t want?” I look forward to seeing you in class. Until then attack the week ahead. Own your life and BeNEXT.
04:42
January 27, 2020
151,600 - Monday Morning Mastery - 01.20.20
Welcome to Monday Morning Mastery powered by The NEXT Academy - leadership built for contractors. 151,600⁉️ What does that number represent? Today’s lesson is on #Gratitude and that number…is how many people on average die each day. Ask yourself this…What in my life am I truly #grateful for? As #RobinSharma likes to say “Gratitude drives #Happiness. Happiness boosts #Productivity. Productivity reveals #Mastery. And Mastery inspires the World.“ Open your eyes and seek the #blessings.  I look forward to seeing you in class. Until then attack the week ahead. Own your life and BeNEXT. 👊🏼
04:59
January 20, 2020
Safety - Monday Morning Mastery - 01.13.20
Welcome to Monday Morning Mastery (M3) powered by The NEXT Academy. In today's episode we're going to challenge you to take a closer look at your company's #Safety...No, not that kind of safety! I'm talking the creation of a #PsychologicalSafeSpace within your organization to allow employees the opportunity to speak and share freely. Ask yourself this…What kind of #culture have you fostered in your office? Do employees feel they can talk openly about a variety of issues? Interpersonal risk taking becomes far less risky if you know what others want and how they prefer to be treated. These are all valuable outcomes of promoting a culture of learning and inquiry, despite the risks of uncertainty, vulnerability, and discord. Choose wisely!  I look forward to seeing you in class. Until then attack the week ahead. Own your life and BeNEXT.
04:03
January 12, 2020
🔴 The Happiness Advantage 🔴 01.10.20
Episode 2️⃣ of 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣0️⃣‼️ In today’s episode, Chad and Cody analyze Shawn Achor’s book “The Happiness Advantage.” “We’ve been taught that if we work hard, we will be successful, and then we’ll be happy. If we can just find that great job, get a raise, lose those five pounds, happiness will follow. But recent discoveries in the field of positive psychology have shown that this formula is actually backward: happiness fuels success, not the other way around.” Chad & Cody pick out leadership lessons that they feel can help contractors create a competitive advantage through positive psychology and continue to grow on a personal and professional level. John Greenhall and Lisa Wampler do a fantastic job in the #CohenSegliasLegalMinute discussing what contractors need to know about the impactful circumstances of inclement weather on the job site. Wishing you joy and happiness on your personal and professional leadership journey. 💯👊🏼💪🏽 Enjoy Episode 2️⃣ - Season 3️⃣ of The NEXT Academy Podcast on #ConstructionLeadership, #BrandGrowth & #StayingOnOffense We are very grateful for your support of The NEXT Academy and this Podcast. THANK YOU and ENJOY! Be sure to rate us on Apple or drop us a comment at info@nextleadershipacademy.org 🙏🏼 LISTEN HERE: 🎧 Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-academy-podcast-with-chad-jones-and-cody-phillips/id1350265214#episodeGuid=ec0a1de5-0cd9-4b81-afd8-5b8afc535996 Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ikl7ghjlxbk6x2qzybgfea6qssa Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/09DoJcFcmdPlNhYA2SCYAo Co-Hosts Chad M. Jones & Cody B. Phillips Powered by Graybar, Southwire Company, Milwaukee Tool, and ABB Please visit www.nextleadershipacademy.org to learn more.👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 #BeNEXT #UnionConstruction #UnionContractor #Contractor #ElectricalContractor #MechanicalContractor #Leadership #LeadershipDevelopment #Construction #ConstructionLeadership #NEXTAcademy19 #NEXTAcademy20 #Future #Startups #BuildingConstruction #Technology #Careers #Management #Entrepreneurship #BuildingTrades
35:54
January 10, 2020
Limiting Beliefs - Monday Morning Mastery - 01.06.20
Welcome to Monday Morning Mastery (M3) powered by The NEXT Academy. In today's episode we're going to challenge you to shift your #Mindset and confront your #LimitingBeliefs by extracting lessons from the cautionary tale of "Mohini the Tiger." What past limitations - real or perceived - are you carrying as baggage? Where in your life are you pacing in a 10x10 foot patch of grass? Oftentimes, everything you want is mere inch outside of your comfort zone. Reach for it in 2020. Starting Today!!! First heard of this great story in the classic "Tools of Titans" by Tim Ferriss. Highly Recommended Book! I look forward to seeing you in class. Until then attack the week ahead. Own your life and BeNEXT.
03:19
January 6, 2020
🔴 Let's Do This!!! 🔴 01.01.20
Episode 1️⃣ of 2020 is here - Happy New Year‼️ In today’s episode, Cody gives an update on what to expect from the podcast in 2020, hands out props to the 2019 NEXT Academy Graduates 🎓 and provides listeners with his biggest 🔐 to making all those 2020 New Years Resolutions a #REALITY. Wishing you joy and happiness on your personal and professional leadership journey. 💯👊🏼💪🏽 Enjoy Episode 1 - Season 3 of The NEXT Academy Podcast on #ConstructionLeadership, #BrandGrowth & #StayingOnOffense We are very grateful for your support of The NEXT Academy and this Podcast. THANK YOU and ENJOY! Be sure to rate us on Apple or drop us a comment at info@nextleadershipacademy.org LISTEN HERE: 🎧 Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-academy-podcast-with-chad-jones-cody-phillips/id1350265214#episodeGuid=43990970-3120-4afa-880e-dde94bd80d59 Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ikl7ghjlxbk6x2qzybgfea6qssa Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/09DoJcFcmdPlNhYA2SCYAo Co-Hosts Chad M. Jones & Cody B. Phillips Powered by Graybar, Southwire Company, Milwaukee Tool, and ABB Please visit www.nextleadershipacademy.org to learn more.👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 #BeNEXT #UnionConstruction #UnionContractor #Contractor #ElectricalContractor #MechanicalContractor #Leadership #LeadershipDevelopment #Construction #ConstructionLeadership #NEXTAcademy19 #NEXTAcademy20 #Future #Startups #BuildingConstruction #Technology #Careers #Management #Entrepreneurship #BuildingTrades
10:43
January 1, 2020
You Ask, We Answer (Understanding The NEXT Academy) - Ep.12 / 2019
Episode 1️⃣2️⃣ is here - You Ask, We Answer‼️ Questions rolled in from all over the country and we narrowed our focus to the 🔝7️⃣ on today's episode. We tackle the following: (1:16) 1️⃣. What makes NEXT #unique from other Leadership Programs available to contractors? (6:30) 2️⃣. What is the Curriculum? (9:03) 3️⃣. Will there be any changes to the #Structure and #Delivery for 2020? (10:48) 4️⃣. Can you explain the Learning Pathways a little more clearly? (12:32) 5️⃣. Define Host Locations & How can I host? (14:03) 6️⃣. How much does it really cost? What is the value? (17:10) 7️⃣. As an association director, what is my role in bringing #NEXT to my local area? (20:01) In closing, Cody tackles the topic of The #75Hard Challenge and provides listeners with key takeaways that are guaranteed to help you in your personal leadership journey. 💯👊🏼💪🏽 Enjoy Episode 12 of The NEXT Academy Podcast on #ConstructionLeadership, #BrandGrowth & #StayingOnOffense We are very grateful for your support of The NEXT Academy and this Podcast. THANK YOU and ENJOY!  LISTEN HERE: 🎧 Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/next-academy-podcast-focusing-on-construction-leadership/id1350265214#episodeGuid=f63d7da0-271b-6ab2-7c83-dd4d53ea6c05 Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ikl7ghjlxbk6x2qzybgfea6qssa Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/09DoJcFcmdPlNhYA2SCYAo Co-Hosts Chad M. Jones & Cody B. Phillips Powered by Graybar, Southwire Company, Milwaukee Tool, and ABB Please visit www.nextleadershipacademy.org to learn more.👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 MFCEO Project Podcast (75 Hard) *Adult Language / Content* https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mfceo-project/id1012570406?i=1000431268030  #BeNEXT #UnionConstruction #UnionContractor #Contractor #ElectricalContractor #MechanicalContractor #Leadership #LeadershipDevelopment #Construction #ConstructionLeadership #NEXTAcademy19 #NEXTAcademy20 
26:25
August 8, 2019
Cultivating the Extreme You (Lessons Learned from Sarah Robb O'Hagan) - Ep.11 / 2019
Find the Extreme You hidden inside‼️ In today's episode we touch on 4️⃣🔑 Takeaways from Sarah Robb O'Hagan, Legendary Business Leader and Former CEO of #FlywheelSports, Former Global President of #Gatorade, and Former Marketing Director at #Nike. Our "Straight Sauce" Segment #CultivatingTheExtremeYou takes a deep dive into #LearningFromFailure, #PlayingTheSpecialistGame, #ChangingTheGame and #BringingOutTheExtremeInOthers. How can these leadership ideals fit into your contracting companies? In closing, Cody tackles the topic of #TheSNOOZEButton, #KeepingPromisesToYourself and provides listeners with key strategies to help in their personal leadership journey. 💯 Enjoy Episode 1️⃣1️⃣ of The NEXT Academy Podcast on #ConstructionLeadership, #BrandGrowth & #StayingOnOffense We are very grateful for your support of The NEXT Academy and this Podcast. THANK YOU and ENJOY!  AMAZON 🔗 to Extreme You 📕: https://www.amazon.com/Extreme-You-Step-Stand-Repeat-ebook/dp/B01IMYJMX6 LISTEN HERE: 🎧 Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/next-academy-podcast-focusing-on-construction-leadership/id1350265214?mt=2#episodeGuid=ff3b69e9-7ea7-089c-1020-f9b172ac001b Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ikl7ghjlxbk6x2qzybgfea6qssa Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/09DoJcFcmdPlNhYA2SCYAo Co-Hosts Chad M. Jones & Cody B. Phillips Powered by Graybar, Southwire Company, Milwaukee Tool, and ABB Please visit www.nextleadershipacademy.org to learn more.👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 #BeNEXT #UnionConstruction #UnionContractor #Contractor #ElectricalContractor #MechanicalContractor #Leadership #LeadershipDevelopment #Construction #ConstructionLeadership #NEXTAcademy19 #NEXTAcademy20 
27:37
July 4, 2019
Reaching the Catalyst with Jay B. Jones - Ep.10 / 2019
It's time to take aim 🎯🎯🎯 as contractors. Our "Straight Sauce" Segment #REACHINGtheCATALYST features special guest JAY B. JONES where we focus on #ChangeManagement and the critical importance of embedding those changes deep within your contracting companies. How can you, at the C-Suite, not only reach the catalyst of those change efforts but also build long-lasting camaraderie within your teams? In closing, Cody tackles the topic of #IDENTITY and provides listeners with key takeaways to help in their personal leadership journey. It's about #WhoYouAre, not #WhatYouAre.  Enjoy Episode 10 of The NEXT Academy Podcast on #ConstructionLeadership, #BrandGrowth & #StayingOnOffense We are very grateful for your support of The NEXT Academy and this Podcast. THANK YOU and ENJOY!  LISTEN HERE: Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/next-academy-podcast-focusing-on-construction-leadership/id1350265214?mt=2#episodeGuid=ce788c50-7318-583a-ca96-3f44d40f5df3 Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ikl7ghjlxbk6x2qzybgfea6qssa Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/09DoJcFcmdPlNhYA2SCYAo Co-Hosts Chad M. Jones & Cody B. Phillips Powered by Graybar, Southwire Company, Milwaukee Tool, and ABB Please visit www.nextleadershipacademy.org to learn more. #BeNEXT #UnionConstruction #UnionContractor #Contractor #ElectricalContractor #MechanicalContractor #Leadership #LeadershipDevelopment #Construction #ConstructionLeadership #NEXTAcademy19 #NEXTAcademy20 
34:06
March 29, 2019
The 5 Trademarks of Agile Organizations - Ep.8 / 2019
What's Up 2019? Glad to be BACK! 👏🏼 In today's "Straight Sauce" segment we take a close look at "The 5 Trademarks for Agile Organizations." An incredible article written by McKinsey & Company. We discuss takeaways from each of the trademarks & how YOU can incorporate them into your construction companies to move from a “traditional” framework to a more “agile” structure. Can't wait for your feedback on this one! We are very grateful for your support of The NEXT Academy and this Podcast. THANK YOU and ENJOY! #BeNEXT Co-Hosts Chad M. Jones & Cody B. Phillips Powered by Graybar, Southwire Company, Milwaukee Tool, and ABB Please visit www.nextleadershipacademy.org to learn more. #BeNEXT #UnionConstruction #UnionContractor #Contractor #Leadership #LeadershipDevelopment #NEXTAcademy19 #NEXTAcademy20 
31:09
February 6, 2019
The Process/The NEXT Academy Look Back & Look Ahead - Ep.7 / 2018
We follow "The Process" at The NEXT Academy. Focused on the day to day. Building brick by brick. Not tearing down others. In today's "Straight Sauce" segment (2:30) we reflect on Year 1 of The NEXT Academy & look ahead at Year 2. We discuss takeaways from each of the foundations: Enabling Leadership, Building Vibrant Organizations, Innovation & Disruption in a VUCA World, and Negotiating for a Better Future. We also layout what to expect for our new 2019 NEXT Participants. We are very grateful for your support of The NEXT Academy and this Podcast. THANK YOU and ENJOY! #BeNEXT Co-Hosts Chad M. Jones & Cody B. Phillips Powered by Graybar, Southwire Company, Milwaukee Tool, and ABB Please visit www.nextleadershipacademy.org #leadership #electricalcontractor #construction #union
28:28
October 24, 2018
The Necessary Fight/Association Strategist J.P. Moery - Ep.6 / 2018
Are you a ⏰ Watcher? Or do you lead a group of them? Complacency is Natural. Complacency also Kills. In today's "Straight Sauce" segment (2:02) titled "THE NECESSARY FIGHT" we discuss complacency & its negative side-effects. Today's Special Guest (10:08) is Thought Leader, Speaker, and Advisor to the Association Profession, J.P. Moery. During his interview, J.P. discusses the many resources #TheMoeryCompany can provide Associations, Strategies to Pursue New Members & Retain Current Ones, and "Why the "CEO is the #1 Salesperson in Your Company!" I'm proud of this episode & the value it can bring to #Association Executives throughout the country...ENJOY! #BeNEXT “Mediocre people don't like high achievers, and high achievers don't like mediocre people.” – Nick Saban Co-Hosts Chad M. Jones & Cody B. Phillips Powered by Graybar, Southwire Company, Milwaukee Tool, and Thomas & Betts Please visit www.nextleadershipacademy.org #leadership #electricalcontractor #construction #union
23:56
August 23, 2018
The Little Voice/Drama Researcher Cy Wakeman - Ep.5 / 2018
The #LittleVoice inside our head is powerful! In today's "Straight Sauce" segment (2:04) titled "THE LITTLE VOICE" we shed light on the vital importance of controlling that inner narrative. Today's Special Guest (13:00) is Drama Researcher, Global Thought Leader, & NY Times Best-Selling Author, Cy Wakeman. During her thoughtful interview, Cy discusses the strategies for Leading with #NoEGO, Cutting Drama from the Workplace, Advice for Family Owned Businesses, and to "Stop Believing Everything You Think!" I promise you, you will love this episode & her #dramafree approach to LIFE...ENJOY! “Be careful how you are talking to yourself because you are listening.” – Lisa M. Hayes Co-Hosts Chad Jones & Cody Phillips Follow Cy on Social: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CyWakeman LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/cywakeman/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/cywakeman YouTube https://www.youtube.com/cywakeman Powered by Graybar Electric, Southwire, Milwaukee Tool and Thomas & Betts
31:21
July 13, 2018
Change/Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto - Ep.4 / 2018
CHANGE! CHANGE! CHANGE! It's what everyone's talking about, but how is it implemented into your business? In today's "Straight Sauce" segment (2:51) titled "CHANGE IS INEVITABLE, PROGRESS IS NOT!" we tackle this monster concept with the help of lessons learned from our recent meeting with former Navy Seal Officer, Jocko Willink. We give our views on the importance of "explaining the WHY" and "owning the process." Today's Special Guest (13:55) is Pittsburgh City Mayor, Bill Peduto. During his wide ranging interview, the Mayor discusses how his leadership approach has changed since he took office, the city's vast changes throughout his tenure, where he sees in Pittsburgh in 5 years and his internal leadership philosophy...ENJOY! “I want to be someone that was known for bringing faith, hope and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need” – Tim Tebow Co-Hosts Chad Jones & Cody Phillips Powered by Graybar Electric, Southwire, Milwaukee Tool, and Thomas & Betts
28:60
June 8, 2018
Culture Wins/David Long - Ep.3 / 2018
Fire 🔥🔥🔥 Episode with David Long! Our "Straight Sauce" segment (1:41) "CULTURE WINS" tackles the role of culture and its vital importance in the success of an organization. Our Special Guest (12:55) for today's episode is David Long, National NECA President & President of Miller Electric in Jacksonville, FL. We dive into his role as NECA President, his vision for the "10/25" Market Growth Initiative, the culture of winning, his participation in The NEXT Academy & as always our Question of the Day about his personal leadership philosophy & mission statement. “We believe that it’s really important to come up with core values that you can commit to. And by commit, we mean that you’re willing to hire and fire based on them. If you’re willing to do that, then you’re well on your way to building a company culture that is in line with the brand you want to build.” – Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos Co-Hosts Chad Jones & Cody Phillips Credit to Katzenbach, Oelschlegel, and Thomas (HBR)
30:49
April 26, 2018
One Plan/R. Jeffrey Kimball - Ep.2 / 2018
We have been asked repeatedly over the course of the past two years by industry peers about our strategic vision for NECA here in Western PA. In today's "Straight Sauce" segment (2:00) titled "ONE PLAN" we lift the veil and discuss the strategic planning process that we've utilized to spearhead our success. Our Special Guest (20:26) for today's episode is R. Jeffrey Kimball, a Strategic Growth Expert who tackles questions on his current role as a Business Growth Consultant, the uniqueness of working with NECA Chapters, the importance of working with a true Third Party Facilitator, & our Question of the Day about his personal leadership philosophy & mission statement. ENJOY! “Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” – Warren Buffett Contact R. Jeffrey Kimball at (814) 244-4916 / rjeffreykimball@gmail.com Co-Hosts Chad Jones & Cody Phillips Powered by Graybar Electric, Southwire, Milwaukee Tool, and Thomas & Betts
30:27
April 25, 2018
Candor/Dr. Michael Callanan - Ep.1 / 2018
I think you all will find REAL value in this episode. Honored to have The NEXT Academy Director, Dr. Michael Callanan as our first guest. As always he brought straight 🔥🔥🔥 on his role as Director, how he plans to marry a doctorate level education with the practicality of real world Contractor experiences, his gratification in seeing NEXT come to life, and where he sees The NEXT Academy in 3 years? He also tackles the Question of the Day about his personal leadership philosophy & mission statement. Straight Sauce of the Day - “Candor” We bring it straight at you. No rocks. No chaser. Nothing watered down. May burn a little.💯 We drink our #TRUTHSAUCE NEAT! “Leaders must own everything in their world. There is no one else to blame. That is Extreme Ownership.” Jocko Willink Co-Hosts Chad Jones & Cody Phillips Powered by Graybar Electric, Southwire, Milwaukee Tool, and Thomas & Betts
39:52
February 20, 2018