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In this weekly podcast, Tom Fox is hosted by Richard Lummis to discuss business leadership. Going into history, current events, research and scholarship to discuss the issues affecting leaders today.

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In this weekly podcast, Tom Fox is hosted by Richard Lummis to discuss business leadership. Going into history, current events, research and scholarship to discuss the issues affecting leaders today.

    Tom Pilotti on Leaders as Communications Artists

    Tom Pilotti on Leaders as Communications Artists

    Richard Lummis is on assignment this week so I am pleased to host Tom Pilotti. Tom is a world-renowned trainer of professional sales teams. In this episode, he explains his sales training process and how leaders can benefit from not simply an understanding of how to sell and market but how those skills are needed by successful leaders. 
    Some of the highlights include:

    Why is sales training so critical for business leaders?

    Why do most business leaders get sales so wrong?

    How can you sell during the era of Covid-19?

    Why is great leadership even more important now?

    Resources 
    To find out more about Tom Pilotti, check out his website by clicking here.
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    • 33 min
    Doris Kearns Goodwin MasterClass on Leadership, with special guest Nick Gallo

    Doris Kearns Goodwin MasterClass on Leadership, with special guest Nick Gallo

    Richard Lummis is on assignment this week so I am pleased to host Nick Gallo, co-CEO of ComplianceLine for a special episode. In this episode Nick and I take a deep dive into Doris Kearns Goodwin’s class Doris Kearns Goodwin Teaches U.S. Presidential History and Leadership, where Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer Doris Kearns Goodwin teaches you how to develop the leadership qualities of exceptional American presidents. In her class, Goodwin shares how some of the greatest presidents have made consequential decisions and how we can use their approach in our own lives. She also talks about how to heal divisions and build consensus. MasterClass is an immersive online experience that offers access to genius by allowing anyone to take online classes with the world's best leaders, instructors and commentators. MasterClass produces the courses directly with the instructors to capture exactly what the masters want to teach. I highly recommend their classes as a great learning tool.
    Some of the highlights include:

    Who is Doris Kearns Goodwin?

    What is MasterClass?

    Are great leaders born or made?

    Great leaders have the ability to not just react but embrace the unexpected.

    Making decisions and managing in a crisis.

    Resources 
    To find out more about MasterClass online learning, click here.
    For more information on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s class Doris Kearns Goodwin Teaches U.S. Presidential History and Leadership, click here.
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    • 33 min
    Leadership Lessons from Theodore Roosevelt-Post Presidency and Election of 1912

    Leadership Lessons from Theodore Roosevelt-Post Presidency and Election of 1912

    Richard Lummis and Tom Fox continue their a five-part series on leadership lessons from Theodore Roosevelt. We will look at lessons from Roosevelt’s early years in New York up to his cowboying days in Montana; the second phase of his public career, from NYC Police Commission to Assistant Secretary of the Navy, San Juan Hill and the Vice Presidency; his leadership from his Presidency; his life in the post-Presidency and the election of 1912 and we will end with leadership lessons from his post Bull Moose Party life, World War I and event surrounding his death. In this fourth episode, we consider the leadership lessons learned from Roosevelt’s years after the end of his second term up through his run for President at the head of the Bull Moose Party in 1912.
    Highlights of this podcast include:
    Roosevelt goes big game hunting and holds meetings with political leaders across all of  Europe. What led to the schism in the GOP and Roosevelt’s defeat at the GOP 1912 Convention? The formation of the Bull Moose Party and his survival of an assassination attempt. The election of 1912, his loss to Wilson but his overwhelming defeat of his former protegeé, William Taft. We conclude this episode with three key leadership lessons, including: 1. Change when the facts change; 2. Don't be afraid of making unpopular decisions; and 3. Leaders are Learners.
    Resources
    Doris Kearns Goodwin’s 10 Leadership Lessons from the White House
    6 Leadership Hacks From The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt
    10 top Leadership Principles of Teddy Roosevelt
    The Roosevelts: Eight presidential lessons in leadership
    Lessons in Leadership from 100 years ago
    Theodore Roosevelt on Leadership
    10 Theodore Roosevelt Leadership Lessons
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    • 18 min
    Leadership Lessons from Theodore Roosevelt-Ascension to Presidency

    Leadership Lessons from Theodore Roosevelt-Ascension to Presidency

    Richard Lummis and Tom Fox continue their a five-part series on leadership lessons from Theodore Roosevelt. We will look at lessons from Roosevelt’s early years in New York up to his cowboying days in Montana; the second phase of his public career, from NYC Police Commission to Assistant Secretary of the Navy, San Juan Hill and the Vice Presidency; his leadership from his Presidency; his life in the post-Presidency and the election of 1912 and we will end with leadership lessons from his post Bull Moose Party life, World War I and event surrounding his death. In this third episode, we consider the leadership lessons learned by Roosevelt in his ascension to the Presidency and his first and second terms as 26th President.
    Highlights of this podcast include:
    Roosevelt’s ascension to the Presidency after the assassination of President McKinley; his domestic policies including: trust busting, issues with railroads, starting the American conservation movement and regulation of food and drugs. We then turn to foreign policy and his arbitration of the Russo-Japanese War which won him the Nobel Prize, the Roosevelt Corollary to Monroe Doctrine and construction of the Panama Canal. We look at the clection of 1904 and his second term. We conclude with three key leadership lessons: 1. Surround yourself with other leaders; 2. Maintain an Open Channel with Adversaries; and 3. Be able to take criticism.
    Resources
    Doris Kearns Goodwin’s 10 Leadership Lessons from the White House
    6 Leadership Hacks From The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt
    10 top Leadership Principles of Teddy Roosevelt
    The Roosevelts: Eight presidential lessons in leadership
    Lessons in Leadership from 100 years ago
    Theodore Roosevelt on Leadership
    10 Theodore Roosevelt Leadership Lessons
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    • 23 min
    Leadership Lessons from Theodore Roosevelt-From Police Commissioner to VP

    Leadership Lessons from Theodore Roosevelt-From Police Commissioner to VP

    Richard Lummis and Tom Fox continue their five-part series on leadership lessons from Theodore Roosevelt. We will look at lessons from Roosevelt’s early years in New York up to his cowboying days in Montana; the second phase of his public career, from NYC Police Commission to Assistant Secretary of the Navy, San Juan Hill and the Vice Presidency; his leadership from his Presidency; his life in the post-Presidency and the election of 1912 and we will end with leadership lessons from his post Bull Moose Party life, World War I and event surrounding his death. In this second episode, we consider the leadership lessons learned by Roosevelt in the second phase of his political career, which took him from Police Commissioner of NYC to the Vice Presidency.
    Highlights of this podcast include:
    What led to appointment to New York Civil Service Commission and then to the NYC Police Commissioner? His move to the National Stage as the Assistant Secretary of the Navy. This led to his work in the War with Spain and Admiral Dewey in Manilla Bay. He founded the Rough Riders, his leadership in Cuba and ride up San Juan Hill. He becomes Governor of New York. This leads to joining the McKinley ticket in the election of 1896 and becoming Vice President. We conclude with three key leadership lessons, including: 1. Pick yourself up when you fall; 2. Find a cause; and 3. Communicate Simply and Directly Through Stories.
    Resources
    Doris Kearns Goodwin’s 10 Leadership Lessons from the White House
    6 Leadership Hacks From The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt
    10 top Leadership Principles of Teddy Roosevelt
    The Roosevelts: Eight presidential lessons in leadership
    Lessons in Leadership from 100 years ago
    Theodore Roosevelt on Leadership
    10 Theodore Roosevelt Leadership Lessons
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    • 22 min
    Paul Mueller on Business Success Through Organizational Health

    Paul Mueller on Business Success Through Organizational Health

    Richard Lummis is on assignment this week so I am pleased to host Paul Mueller, who coaches on leadership. Mueller, a certified business coach, is the owner of Excel Business Coaching and Consulting, Inc, a Focal Point franchise. Paul’s passion is working with business owners to align their organizations around clear vision, mission, and value statements. These statements pave the way for them to achieve their goals for their businesses, families, employees, and communities.
     Some of the topics we discuss are Focal Point-Coaching and Training Excellence; the attributes of a broken culture and how Paul sees it sees it in a hierarchy. In an organization, what is the catalyst for change and what is the organizational model for change? Finally, what does the model of a healthy organization look like?
    Resources 
    Paul Mueller LinkedIn Page here
    Paul Mueller website here
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    • 20 min

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