The NEXT Academy Podcast focusing on Construction Leadership, Brand Growth, & Staying on Offense

The NEXT Academy Podcast focusing on Construction Leadership, Brand Growth, & Staying on Offense

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By Chad Jones & Cody Phillips
Dedicated to Construction Leadership, Brand Growth, & Staying on Offense. NECA Directors, Chad Jones & Cody Phillips discuss these topics as well as the emerging role of The NEXT Leadership Academy, an intimate 12 month academy built specifically for Construction Executives by Construction Executives and powered by industry leaders Graybar Electric, Southwire, Milwaukee Tool, and ABB.
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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 
27:36
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
Addressing the Elephant - Ep.9 / 2019
Look over there in the corner...that's the 🐘. In today's "Straight Sauce" segment titled #AddressingtheElephant we answer your questions about the NECA CEO Search Process and what potential lessons can be learned from it. In closing, Cody tackles the topic of “time” and provides listeners with a different perspective than many are used to. It will be impactful. We are very grateful for your support of The NEXT Academy and this Podcast. THANK YOU and ENJOY!  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 
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March 15, 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 
31:08
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
23:55
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
31:20
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
28:59
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)
30:48
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
30:26
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
39:51
February 20, 2018
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