Jan 2, 2019
David Nour, International
Speaker, and Best Selling Author, discusses why the biggest asset
we have is our portfolio of relationships. David explains the
development of Relationship Economics, and why it is critical to
become more intentional and strategic in the relationships we
cultivate. He gives advice on what we can do to better our
relationships in a quantifiable and mutually beneficial way.
Finally, David shares ways we can better utilize the educational
system to develop future leaders.
[7:35] Executives don’t want to
be sold, they want to be engaged and influenced.
[9:12] Most people understand
that relationships are important, but few people truly understand
and nurture the idea that relationships have the potential to be
intentional, quantifiable and strategic.
[12:45] Relationships are a
[14:10] The days of the soul
sucking CEO are over. Employees at every level want to be heard and
feel appreciated. Great leaders hear the individual voices and then
build a collective commitment where their team knows what the
vision is, why they are important to the mission, and understands
how to get there.
[17:18] Great leaders look for
friction. They stand at the edge of the streets, not in mahogany
row, and fully listen and engage with the frontline
[19:31] When we understand the
best choices for the best outcome, we row in the boat
[23:05] There is value in
brevity. David prefers a visual component that is clear and concise
to articulate the vision and strategy.
[28:40] Co-creation brings
multiple lenses in through strategic relationships.
is a relationship that dramatically
shifts our trajectory, and elevates our core beliefs. When we
meet a Curve Bender or become one ourselves, the destination
becomes far greater value than we ever imagine.
[36:24] Leaders see invest in
talent when the important raw ingredients are there, such as
curiosity, motivation, and a team mindset.
[39:16] First generation
immigrants are four times more likely to become millionaires in
this country than those that are born here. This is due to the work
ethic, value in education, and drive to succeed. As a native of
Iran, David came to the U.S. with a suitcase, $100, limited family
ties and no fluency. He earned his way to the American
[41:41] Just as we learn from
other people and grow, we absolutely must be open to learn from
[42:44] David’s challenge: take
an active role in personal and professional development. For him,
he attends a minimum of one conference a quarter just as a
spectator. Also, internalize that your biggest asset is your
portfolio of relationships.
- “Convey your credibility through the questions
you ask, not the solutions you provide.”
- “Common sense isn’t always common
disciplined are you in the ones you choose to invest
- “Relationships are a choice.”
- “Great leaders ask phenomenal
you are the smartest person in the room, you are in the wrong
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