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Follow My Lead with John Eades: Developing the Leaders of Tomorrow

Every week on the Follow My Lead podcast, John Eades interviews exceptional leaders to extract their secrets and best practices to transfer knowledge to the leaders of tomorrow. The show focuses on helping modern professionals be better prepared to lead themselves and lead others. Popular topics include: Leadership, Management, and Motivation
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Nov 1, 2016

It requires great discipline to live from a depth of humility and gratitude.  In season 5 episode 2, we are joined by Dr. Shann Ferch. Shann is an author, professor at Gonzaga University and leadership consultant who brings a message to corporate America about love and power that is unmatched.  Learn more about Dr. Ferch at shannray.com and check out his new novel, American Copper at Bookstores everywhere. 

Check out his hit TEDx video here.

Our conversation was deep and intense and I loved every minute of it.  A few of the topics we covered included:

- How power and love intersect in leadership

- Why admitting your faults is critical in leadership

- Lessons learned from Martin Luther King

- Why asking for forgiveness is so important in leadership

- Why servant driven companies make more money than those that aren’t

- Why mentoring is so critical in life

- How important discipline is to be humble and grateful in life

- What’s harder leading at work or leading at home?

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Oct 25, 2016

Most people desire someone who is perfect as the President of the United States, but that's just unrealistic.  In season 5 episode 1, we are joined by Larry Shaheen, who founded Carolina Political Consulting in 2010 to help serve the campaign, political, and legal needs of candidates and businesses.  

We covered a lot of ground in our conversation including:

- What is Presidential Leadership?

- Who is more of a Presidential Leader?

- Why has the country veered from the issues in this election?

- Why this Presidential election shouldn’t shock us

- Why both candidates will struggle to bring people together

- What would both candidates be like as President

- Why discipline is a big problem in this election.

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Oct 18, 2016

Actualizing your leadership potential is difficult to do because of our shadows.  This week's guest, Dr. Will Sparks, discusses how understanding your shadow and increasing your knowledge can take your leadership skills and workplace performance to new levels.  Dr. Sparks is the an author, professor, and business owner whose purpose is to help improve people's performance.  

Learn more about the Will:

http://drwillsparks.com/

We covered a lot of ground:

- What are shadows? 3:00

- Why are shadows important? 4:00

- What’s the hardest thing about leading today? 6:00

- Why social media can be good and bad 8:45

- What is actualized leadership 15:00

- How do you find the lion that swallowed you?

- What is the definition of leadership? 18:15

- Can anyone become a leader? 19:00

- How to assess your leadership skill level? 22:00

- Should professionals go out and get an MBA?

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Oct 11, 2016

In Season 4 Ep. 7 we are joined by Jamie Shanks the CEO of Sales for Life. Jamie is the author of the new book Social Selling Mastery and is known as a world leading Social Selling expert. He and his company have now trained over 65,000 of sales professionals from Fortune 500 companies to solopreneurs.

You can learn more about the book and Jamie:

On social: @jamietshanks

The Book: Getsocialselling.com

The Company: sales4life.com

We covered a lot of ground in the discussion including:

Jamie’s background 2:30

Learning the skill of being a CEO 5:47

Why leaders need a threshold for failure 7:37

Why modern professionals should care about social selling 10:23

Why leaders should care about social selling 12:45

Why the best leaders are social 18:33

The best investment a professional can make 26:53

How to stand out as a professional 28:43

Why it’s important not to be the smartest person in the room 29:23

Why the best leaders think in scale 29:53

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Oct 4, 2016

"Your reputation travels with you everywhere so do things the right way." In Season 4 Ep. 6 we are joined by Steve Starker the co-founder of BTIG a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading.  Steve is intense and passionate about a lot of things, Wall Street included. Truth is unless you live in Manhattan or have worked inside a trading room its hard to comprehend the environment these professionals go to work in everyday. There are plenty of lessons from Steve that you can apply in your own life because there is no doubt he knows a thing or two about how to live a successful life.  

Check out BTIG Charity Day we discuss here.

Here are some highlights from our discussion:

- Why your reputation travels with you everywhere

- How to live in a world of black and white

- Why does his leadership team lead on the front lines

- Where his intensity comes from and why it’s important

- Why charity and giving is so important for leaders

- Why time is the best investment Steve has made

- How to look at every event as an opportunity to learn

- Why spouses are so important in being a good leader

- What all young professionals should do to stand out

- Why humility is critical in leadership

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Sep 27, 2016

Leadership Requires Great Discipline Because You Can’t Turn it Off. In season 4 Ep. 5 we are joined by Mark Hood.  A passenger on flight 1549 that flew into the Hudson, a former US Marine, former VP of Sales and now Senior Consultant at Sales Performance International.  

In our discussion we didn't just cover flight 1549 we talked at length about leadership lessons learned from the Marine Core such as: why being a disciplined leader is so important, and why great leaders lead from the front.  A few other highlights include:

- 4 Leadership Principles from the Military

- Know yourself and seek self improvement

- Be technically and tactically proficient

- Know your people – Strengths and Weaknesses

- Keep your people informed 

- What makes a leader successful?

- Why mission is so important in leadership

- Why fear and worry do nothing for you

- How to have the courage to stand up in the face of adversity

- Why modern professionals always have to prepare up

- Why great leaders know what’s happening when they aren’t there

- What 3 great leaders would Mark have dinner with?

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Sep 19, 2016

Jessica Carson is currently a Director at NextGen Venture Partners. She has successfully scaled and engaged two community-centric startups and is now pouring that experience into her work venture capital. What makes her different is she is dedicated to applying psychological capital to entrepreneurship, venture capital, and workplace dynamics to maximize interpersonal relationships, professional satisfaction, and overall wellbeing. You can find her writing about all of these topics on the The Huffington Post and her blog, ColorfulCortex: www.colorfulcortex.co 

We covered a lot in our discussion including:

- What is the right application our curiosity

- Why you don’t have to have a passion driven career

- What the most successful leaders of startup companies have in common

- Why building a network is so critical in our professional world

- What do VC’s look for in founders and is it different as the business scales

- Why we all need to be good at telling our own story

- Why it’s so important leaders are open to feedback

- Why every organization can be a purpose driven company

- Should you drop the proverbial J-O-B in corporate America for something entrepreneurial?

- What you should really be doing on social media

- And all the hard the questions about Venture Capital and Private Equity

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Sep 13, 2016

In Season 4 Ep. 3 we are joined by Lisa McLeod, the founder of McLeod & More. She is sales leadership expert who created the  “Noble Purpose” concept and strategy after her research revealed that organizations driven by a Noble Purpose outperformed the market by over 350%.  Her bestselling book,  Selling with Noble Purpose, has been a game changer at global firms and her newest book Leading with Noble Purpose came out earlier this year.  

You can find her on twitter @LisaEarleMcLeod.

Our conversation was real and focused heavily on why having a business purpose is so important. A few of the highlights include:

- What does Noble Purpose mean?

- Why is "noble" so important in sales?

- Why making an impact on other people is so important

- Why having a business purpose is so important

- How to get customer engagement and competitive differentiation

- What leaders who make the most money focus on

- How to make an impact regardless if you are the CEO

- Why the boss is so important

- Why telling your backstory as a leader is so important

- What causes older leaders to not tell their backstory

- What’s the dumbest idea in business

- Why emotions matter so much

- What is the true test of a leader?

- Why storytelling is so important in leadership

- Leaders set the temperature

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Sep 6, 2016

Jerome Peribere is the President and CEO of Sealed Air.  They are a global leader in food safety and security, facility hygiene and product protection that generated revenue of approximately $7.0 billion in 2015, and has approximately 23,000 employees who serve customers in 175 countries.  

You can find him on twitter @jperibere:

We covered a lot of ground in our discussion including:

- Why “tough” leadership works

- Why leaders should look at their people individually

- Why great leaders set the bar high

- What young leaders should understand

- Why company core values are so important

- Why principles are so Important in leadership

- How principles and values guide us in Life

- Why talent isn’t a differentiator

- How great leaders create an environment of no excuses

- What’s the number one challenge of a leader?

- The one job of every professional is to leave the job better than you found it

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Aug 30, 2016

In Season 4 Episode 1 we are joined by Bob Skea. Bob has over 25 years of executive business experience in general management, sales, strategy and operations. Bob is currently Head of the Americas for Dun & Bradstreet, overseeing $1.2 billion in revenue and hundreds of sales and service professionals, a position he has held since November 2014. Bob’s previous role was Executive Vice President of North American Sales at Interactive Data Corporation (IDC), where I first met him. His experience working in large and small companies was knowledge that was too good not to dig into and learn from.

We covered a lot of ground in the interviewing including:

- Why developing you own leadership style is so important

- What’s the hardest thing about managing people?

- Why allowing people to grow is so important

- The hardest thing about leading large global teams

- What people are really motivated by

- How to get short-term results while focusing on people development

- What are the 4 characteristics of exceptional professionals

- What’s harder leading at home and at work?

- Why it’s so important to blend work and personal lives

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Aug 23, 2016

Following your passion and doing things that people don't think is possible, is generally worth pursuing.  In the final episode of Season 3 we are joined by Mac Lackey of maclackey.com.  Mac has built and sold five companies and raised over $75 million dollars in capital. He and his startups have been featured on CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, USAToday and The New York Times. But beyond his professional successes is an exceptional man and we were excited to have him on the show. 

You can find him online @maclackey.

We covered a lot of ground in our discussion including: 

Should you follow your passion professionally?

Why you shouldn’t listen to those that say “you can’t”

Why it’s important to question conventional logic

Why sharing a common mission and vision with your team is paramount.

What is the difference between management and leadership?

What happens when a team doesn’t buy into a vision?

Why betting on people is always a good idea

Why investing in yourself matters

How to continue to develop yourself professionally

What is the move the needle theory?

How a leader can build trust

What’s powerful to model about others?

This podcast is brought to you by LearnLoft.com.  An organization focused on providing education that delivers value for modern professionals.  

Aug 15, 2016

We are all a work in progress. Everyday we have to constantly reinvent what we brought from yesterday and keep dreaming about what we can be tomorrow, that’s why winner’s have to dream.  In season 3 Episode 7 we are joined by Bill McDermott the CEO of SAP. He leads the company’s nearly 80,000 employees and more than two-million-person ecosystem in executing SAP’s vision and strategy to make the world run better and improve people’s lives. He is an author of Winner’s Dream: A journey from the Corner Store to the Corner Office.

You can follow him on social:

Twitter: @billrmcdermott 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bill.mcdermott.7737/

We covered a ton of topics including:

- Why no one can take away your professional dream

- What one bit of advice he gives to every modern professional

- Why having a business purpose is so import

- What one thing leaders will never be forgiven for

- Why leaders choose trust

- Why it’s so important to have people better than you

- Why passion is so critical in business

- How to create followers

- Why You Have to Give Trust to Get Trust

- Why people really desire and need great leaders

- How to set a big vision in a new role

- What is harder leading at work or at home

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Aug 9, 2016

In Season 3 Episode 6 we are joined by Navid Ahdieh a Vice President and Client Executive at North Highland, a global management consulting firm.  He has spent the past 18 years advising financial services clients on initiatives spanning merger integration, revenue growth, cost optimization, change management & adoption, business strategy, complex transformations, risk management, customer interaction and leadership development.  Underpinning his client service responsibilities, is a passion for recruiting, mentoring and leadership development that extends from millennial professionals to emerging executives.  North Highland’s purpose driven culture and values has been the ideal setting for Navid to help future leaders hone their skills in service excellence, teaming behaviors, business growth and client experience.

Social media links

On twitter:  @northhighland

We covered a lot of ground including:  

- How certain decision in his life set him up for a different kind of life

- Why Purpose Driven work is so Important

- Why leadership comes from everywhere at Northhighland Consulting

- How to keep organizational leadership simple

- What are the keys to good leadership

- Why you need specific disciples around your thought

- Why Feedback is such a powerful gift

- How to avoid the golden handcuffs

This Podcast is brought to you by LearnLoft.com.  An organization focused on developing the modern professional.  

 

Aug 2, 2016

Roderic Yapp is the founder of Leadership Forces - a specialist leadership development organization that supports fast growing companies in London, UK.  

He is a former Royal Marines Commando Officer who has served on operations across the world. Highlights include leading Marines in Afghanistan in 2007 and evacuating civilians from Libya during the Arab Spring in 2011. He spent two years coaching leaders in the nuclear industry giving him a wealth of experience in sectors where leaders simply cannot afford to underperform. He now works with private equity/venture capital backed companies that are growing rapidly - helping them to develop high performance cultures by developing their leaders.

We covered a ton of ground in our discussion, some highlights include:

- Why companies value people over profit

- Statistics beyond management failures in the workplace

- Why people leave people not companies

- How to keep customers by taking care of your people

- Why organizations don’t feel their millennials are ready to lead

- Why leaders aren’t born but made

- What the definition of leadership is

- Why having an organization vision is so important

- Why purpose adds value to organizations

- How to define your business or team purpose

- The one way to add value to the workplace

- Why tracking leading KPI’s is more important than Lagging KPI’s

- What are you working towards and why are you doing it

 See the Youtube Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxWiKRlUpYU

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Jul 26, 2016

Being productive is actually pursuing a meaningful goal. In Season 3 Episode 4 we are joined by Carson Tate. She is an internationally-renowned expert on workplace productivity, founder of Work Simply. She has been featured in Bloomberg Businessweek, CBS Money Watch, Fast Company, Forbes, The New York Times, and USA Today. If that isn’t enough, she is the author of ‘Work Simply: Harnessing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style’ and helps individuals and organization all over the country improve their productivity in the workplace.

You can find her on social @thecarsontate.

We covered a ton of ground in the discussion including:

-The story that changed her life

- What the difference is in Busy vs Productive

- Why professional don’t do the hard work

- What we do to get caught up in the busyness track

- Where you should start to create space in your calendar

- How the best leaders create productive environment

- Why productivity isn’t a one size fits all approach

- The 4 Productivity Styles

- How to find out your own productivity style

- Why we all give all cues and clues to our productivity style

- How productivity styles are much like love languages

- How new technology has changes corporate communication

- Why we have to adjust our communication style to those of our teams

 Find out more at carsontate.com and take her free Productivity Assessment. 

This podcast was brought to you by LearnLoft.com.  An organization teaching the modern professional how to add value to their organization and the world.   Learn more at learnloft.com.  

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Jul 19, 2016

Dale Partridge is a leader who believes "success at work without success at home, isn't not success at all."  In Season 3 Episode 3 we are joined by Dale Partridge a professional blogger, best selling author of People over Profit, keynote speaker, and founder of StartupCamp.com. Where he helps people create the business and life they want.

You can find him and his hundreds of thousands of followers on social media:

@dalepartridge

There is a ton to learn from Dale. In our discussion we covered:

- What is Leadership

- Why we should all strive for self-mastery

- Why we should strive to have it all

- What is the next level of Leadership

- How we are a victor, not a victim

- Why leaders must be above reproach

- Why we all need “safe” people and how to find them

- The 4 Pillars of Success

- How professionals can stand out from the crowd

- College is bad, education is not

- Why TIME is so critical in personal and professional relationships

- Why you can’t lead at work if you can’t lead at home

- What we can learn about leadership from John and John Quincy Adams

This podcast is brought to you by LearnLoft.com.  An organization focused on teaching modern professionals how to add value to their organization and the world. Learn more at learnloft.com even try a free trial of their leadership development program.

Jul 12, 2016

Chick-Fil-A is famous for a simple response, "It's My Pleasure."  In Season 3 episode 2, Dee Ann Turner the VP of Enterprise Social Responsibility at Chick-Fil-A and author of It's My Pleasure: The Impact of Extraordinary Talent and a Compelling Culture, reveals where it came from and the secrets behind Chick-fil-A's revolutionary business model. Turner believes talent offers competitive advantage in any organization, and companies that recognize the value of individuals can succeed not just ethically, but financially as well. In addition to serving on the boards of the Kenya Project and Proverbs 31 ministry, the married mother of three is also active with a variety of family-focused missions that support women and children. 

You can find her on Social Media:

There is so much any professional can learn from the story of Chick-Fil-A.  We covered a ton of ground in our discussion to help with this learning process, including:

- Where “It’s My Pleasure” comes from

- 3 keys to getting employees to stay at an organization

- The keys to leadership at Chick-Fil-A

- Why purpose is so critical in business

- Why every company is really in the people business

- Why it’s so important to remember the foundation of what success was built on

- Why humility is so important in business and teams

- What core principles Chick-Fil-A looks for in talent?

- How to look for service prior to hiring someone

- Why a leadership track record is so important

This podcast is brought to you by LearnLoft.com.  Their purpose is to teach the modern professional how to add value to their organization and the world. 

 

Jul 5, 2016

Being a leader who leads from the front lines is an important way to lead. In season 3 episode 1, we are joined by Steve Richard.  Steve is a founder of ExecVision.io and a thought leader in sales performance improvement space. His mission and life's work is helping sales people and sales organizations be wildly successful. At ExecVision he leads the sales and marketing teams and is passionate about the development of his team and the teams of their clients.  

We covered a ton of ground in our discussion including:

- What we do today will make us be better tomorrow

- Why Culture is what happens when you aren’t there

- What’s the best interview question to ask is

- Who has the confidence and guts to do it

- The keys to entrepreneurship

- The discipline it takes to lead

- What we can learn from Stonewall Jackson

- Why it’s important leaders lead from the front

- Leadership lesson from Seahawks coach Pete Carroll

- What is the definition of micromanagement

- The keys to getting people to move in the same direction

- Why it’s important to have a model of what good looks like

- What all young professionals should look for in their first job

- Why Life is a better teacher than any leader

- Why it’s important to look for the right job for you

- What three leaders he would have dinner with

This podcast is bought to you by LearnLoft.com.  An online learning company focused on developing the modern professional.  

Jun 28, 2016

In Season 2 Episode 8 we are joined by Kristina Evans, the Head of Recruiting & Social Media Strategist for Exactor, a high-tech company based in the greater Philadelphia area that offers a comprehensive sales tax software suite for businesses.  Kristina is highly passionate about driving proactive, creative, and outside [of] the box recruitment strategies.  Kristina is also a Freelance Contributor for Recruiter.com, and a LinkedIn Publisher.  Outside of working and writing, you can find her spending time with family or on the mat training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

We covered a ton of ground in our discussion including:

- What Recruiters Really Look for in Professionals

- What is Culture

- Why Culture Matters

- Why Team Building is Critical to Culture

- Why Most Companies Get Culture Wrong

- What Professionals Can to Do Stand Out From the Crowd

- Why she Refuses to Use Application Tracking Systems

- Why a Resume is Just a Ticket to get a Conversation Not the Key

- No Matter What you are Doing Don’t Lose your Sense of Human Touch

- What Leadership Really Means

- Why it’s Important to Have a Digital Footprint Today

- How to go About Creating a Digital Footprint

This podcast is brought to you by LearnLoft.com an online learning company focused on developing the modern professional.

Jun 21, 2016

Doug Sandler(@djdoug) is a professional speaker, trainer, blogger, and podcaster. Doug has over 30 years of business experience as an entrepreneur, business owner, manager and staff member. His book, Nice Guys Finish First is a #1 ranked Amazon Best Seller.  He specializes in making connections, building relationships and strengthening bonds both inside and outside organizations. His speaking and consulting business helps organizations improve relationships and win business through his time tested sales, service and relationship building system. He is also a co-host of the Nice Guys on Business Podcast.

This was one of my favorite podcasts to date.  We covered so much ground in our discussion, including:

- Why taking a long-term approach in business is the only way

- Why building relationships in the professional world will always pay off

- What the best professional relationships are made up of

- How to get yourself in the mindset of building good relationships

- How to be a nice guy in business

- How to engage with direct communication

- Why making the long-term investment is always worth it

- How to get the attention of Seth Godin

- Why it’s important that professionals stay in the human category

- Why every person is approachable

- The importance of balance in your life

- Why being inquisitive is so powerful today

- What good leadership looks like in an organization

- Why it's important to put yourself in more positions to fail

 -What are the daily activities professionals can do to be more successful

- Why there isn’t anything positive coming from TV

This podcast was brought to you by Learnloft.com. An online learning company focused on developing the modern professional.  

 

 

Jun 14, 2016

In season 2 episode 6 we are joined by Joshua Davidson @dasjoshua, the CEO of Chopdawg.  An award winning application development company helping entrepreneurs and organizations make great ideas become a reality. He consistently shares value to his 650k+ followers on Twitter and Snapchat on topics such as startups, technology development and productivity improvement. 

At 23 he is the youngest professional to be on the show but there is much to learn from Joshua.  We covered a ton of ground in the discussion including:

- Why he started a company at 16

- What large organizations can learn from a young workforce

- How to work more efficiently and improve your work life balance

- Why they work remotely 

- Why Slack has changed their business

- Why he doesn't have mentors

- How to stay patient in building a business

- What's hard about leading a small team

- How to get teams to buy into your vision

- Why this era is a modern day gold rush

- What advice do you give young professional who aspires to big things

- How customer service should be the key to all teams

As always the podcast is brought to you by LearnLoft.com.  An online learning company focused on developing the modern learner.  

Jun 7, 2016

In Season 2 Episode 5, we are joined by LinkedIn expert Lindsey Boggs of lindseyboggs.com.  She trains and consults world class organizations such as SAP, LinkedIn, Oracle, on how to leverage social selling to win more business.  She was highlighted at LinkedIn Connect in 2015 and named one of the "World's Top Sales Professionals."

She was amazing on the show and there is so much any professional can learn from her career.  We covered a ton of ground including:

- Why finding mentors is so important

- How to find mentors 

- Why you have to find mentors

- Why you are only in control of your own destiny

- Why you should have mentors outside of your organization

- When you Take Risks the Sky is the Limit

- How to "Act as If"

- How to leverage LinkedIn to increase professional opportunities

- How to set up your LinkedIn Profile

- What famous leaders she would have dinner with

- And much more.

This podcast was brought to you by LearnLoft, on online learning company focused on developing the Modern Professional.  

 

May 31, 2016

In Season 2 Episode 4, we are joined by Dr. Jessica Kriegel, a generational differences expert and author of Unfairly Labeled. She works as an Organizational Development Consultant for Oracle Corporation, where she acts as an adviser and strategist in matters of organizational development, change management and talent development.

In 2013 she completed her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Management with a specialization in Human Resources Development from Drexel University. She was awarded the Association of Talent Development "One to Watch" Award in 2015 and Training Magazine’s “Emerging Training Leaders Award” One to Watch in 2014.

We covered a ton of ground in our discussiong including:

- Why generational differences in the workplace are nothing new

- What surprised her most about her research

- Why being proactive is important in both small and large businesses.

- How to handle the fear of failure you take chances

- What bad things happen when organizations stereotype millennials

- How important taking risk is even in corporate world

- Why chasing achievement isn’t enough

- What specific things can young professionals do to stand out

 This podcast was brought you by LearnLoft.com, an online learning company focused on developing the modern professional. Find out more at learnloft.com.

May 24, 2016

In Season 2 Episode 3, we are joined by Lee Caraher, the CEO of Double Forte which she founded in 2002 to work with great people, doing great work, for good companies. She is the author of Millennials and Management, the essential guide to making it work at work. She has a reputation for building cohesive, high producing teams who get a lot done well and have fun at the same time.

We cover a lot of ground including

 -How to discover what you want to do

- Why ‘Talking Straight’ is so important in business

- Why signing paychecks is a wake up call as a leader

- The importance of being able to make decisions

- You can only lead people that want to follow you

- Most important thing leaders look for in young professionals

- Why so many young professionals are disappointed with their careers

- What is so different about millennials in the work place

- Please and thank you is everything

- Why having a mentor is ridiculously important

- Hold your tongue for a few weeks to make an impact

- Your job matters whether you know it or not

- The importance of one-on-one with the CEO

- The books that stand out to Lee (Primal Leadership, Leadership and the Art of Conversation, and Everything Pat Lencione writes)

This podcast was brought you by LearnLoft.com, an online learning company focused on developing the modern professional. Find out more at learnloft.com.

May 17, 2016

In Season 2 Episode 2 I interview Greg Hagin, a Senior Vice President & Managing Director with CCS, the largest fundraising management and consulting firm to non-profit organizations in the world. He provides leadership, strategic thinking and philanthropic advice to the non-profit sector and social impact space. Greg teaches "Raising Philanthropic Capital", an innovative fundraising course, at the University of Pennsylvania. He is an accomplished instructor and facilitator. He earned a BA from Boston College and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

The podcast is packed with knowledge and best practice especially towards the end so stay engaged.  We cover a lot of ground in our discussion including:

- Why you  should seek to get out of your comfort zone

- How to actualize your own potential

- Why being prepared is a massive key to success

- Why different leadership styles is ok

- How diversity of thought and style need

- Be aware of how much you are listening vs. speaking

- Why continual learning is a key to life

- Should you go back and get your MBA

- Secrets to making great hires and standing out as a potential hire

- The challenges with work life balance

- What Stew Friedman teaches about Total Leadership

- Overview of The 4 Leadership quadrants

- How to do the small things to enhance yourself

As always this podcast is brought to yo by LearnLoft.com.  An online learning company focused on developing the modern professional.  Want to get to a leadership position faster check out their Getting Leadership Ready Program at learnloft.com/individual.

 

 

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