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Finding the “I” in Team (feat. Jim Hotaling)

Finding the “I” in Team (feat. Jim Hotaling)

What skills are most important in being an effective leader? Is it the ability to inspire?    The ability to be innovative or master strategic decision making? Jim Hotaling believes that while all these attributes matter greatly, they’re nothing without the skill...

How Trauma Can Become Your Triumph [The Leader’s Playlist]

How Trauma Can Become Your Triumph [The Leader’s Playlist]

The only true power you have isn’t changing others; it’s shifting how you show up as a leader.   That shift starts with music… and updating your soon-to-be old playlist.   Jason Jaggard, founder and CEO of Novus Global, joins me as a guest today, for the...

How Your Past Is Running Your Leadership [The Leader’s Playlist]

How Your Past Is Running Your Leadership [The Leader’s Playlist]

Michael Jackson said it best: “If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make that change.”    Are you curious about the playlist you currently have running in the background of your mind, and you’re perhaps starting to wonder how...

How to Create Your New Leadership Playlist [The Leader’s Playlist]

How to Create Your New Leadership Playlist [The Leader’s Playlist]

Early childhood experiences can impact how we currently interact with others, particularly in stressful situations. Our stress responses become the water we swim in or the demon we live with.   The reality is, your wounds and habits, if not addressed, will become...

Why Music Can Create A Better Leader [The Leader’s Playlist]

Why Music Can Create A Better Leader [The Leader’s Playlist]

What if I told you, that regardless of your age or experience, the impact that you have as a leader is limited by an internal story, that replays itself over and over in the background of your life?    That story is a repeating record, imprinted with a playlist...

How Do You Improve Your Leadership? [The Leader’s Playlist]

How Do You Improve Your Leadership? [The Leader’s Playlist]

Is your team overwhelmed by the pace of change?   Are you feeling a sense of burn out?   Or maybe you feel that you can’t delegate or trust your team to deliver. Or perhaps you are having trouble retaining or engaging your people…   The impact of your...

How Music Can Transform Your Leadership [The Leader’s Playlist]

How Music Can Transform Your Leadership [The Leader’s Playlist]

How do you accelerate change?   We all have this playlist running in the background of our lives that—whether we know it or not—acts as a ceiling on our leadership effectiveness. And the good news is you can change it. I’ll show you how in my upcoming book, The...

Giving a Voice to the Unsung Leader (feat. Dorie Clark)

Giving a Voice to the Unsung Leader (feat. Dorie Clark)

Leadership looks pretty nice for the Tim Cook and Warren Buffetts of the world. They’re widely recognized for their contributions, and by every account, they’ve attained success.     But what about the leaders who aren’t making headlines? What about the leaders...

The Value of Failure (feat. Omar Zenhom)

The Value of Failure (feat. Omar Zenhom)

As you rise through the ranks of leadership, experiencing setbacks and failure is inevitable. But as many successful leaders will share, what we often judge as failures are merely opportunities to grow and learn.   How you respond to the tests you face will make...

The Case for Strengths-Based Leadership (feat. David Rendall)

The Case for Strengths-Based Leadership (feat. David Rendall)

As leaders, it’s natural to strive for excellence.    If something is broken, you want to fix it. If you realize you need to grow in an area, you seek 360 feedback or professional development to hone your skills. But what if there’s more to the story?  ...

Are You Ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution? (feat. Ben Lytle)

Are You Ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution? (feat. Ben Lytle)

The next thirty years will bring advancements we can’t imagine.    From augmented reality and the metaverse to enhancements in technology and automation, the sky isn’t the limit anymore.    Whether we like it or not, the world continues to change. So how can...

The Power of Selfless Service (feat. Jonathan Keyser)

The Power of Selfless Service (feat. Jonathan Keyser)

When it comes to sales, most executives and entrepreneurs want instant gratification.    You don’t want the needle to move five or ten years from now, you want that ROI today. But what if slow progress leads to more growth in the long run?   What if being...

Is a 4-Day Workweek viable? (feat. Joe Sanok)

Is a 4-Day Workweek viable? (feat. Joe Sanok)

For most executives and entrepreneurs, the four-day workweek feels like a pipe dream.     When you’re working 50-60 hours a week, it’s hard to picture eliminating an entire workday. There's not enough time in the day to be successful. What about revenue? Employee...

Brain Optimization for Effective Leadership (feat. Lee Gerdes)

Brain Optimization for Effective Leadership (feat. Lee Gerdes)

Mental health and emotional wellbeing aren’t just buzzwords anymore.    Today, mental health is an essential component of the enlightened workplace.    Employees spend the majority of their time at work—whether at home, hybrid, or in the office. It stands to...

How Conscious Leaders Win the Game of Business (feat. Sophie McLean)

How Conscious Leaders Win the Game of Business (feat. Sophie McLean)

If business is a game, how do you play to win?   As a leader, it’s natural to put pressure on yourself to avoid losing at all costs. The stakes are high. Your business is your livelihood. You have investors and employees counting on you.   But the most...