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It's Not Business, It's Personal: Building More Freedom in the Workplace


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Curt Mercadante interviews Rico Peña, president at Peña Global and author of the new book, It's Not Business It's Personal: Strategic Conversations for the Next Gen Leader.

Rico has over 25 years of experience working with individuals, businesses, and Fortune 500 companies around the world. He is dynamic bilingual consultant, facilitator, author, and business development specialist. He works with executives to define, hire, train, and develop high-performing teams and high-net-worth business models.

A former Marine and a bestselling author for his first book, The Client Nation Their Perception, Their Profits, Rico has trained, facilitated, and presented on 6 continents and to over 100,000 people in the last 23 years.

Rico's latest book will give you the tools and insights you need to begin your journey as a new leader, on how to understand your team and how to communicate with them effectively. You will start to get a clearer picture of yourself and your natural leadership style. You will see how you are perceived and what to do to connect with anyone on your team with confidence. But best of all you will learn to build trust, motivation, and the resilience of a high-performing team.

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