19 episodes

A collection of interviews with past and present leaders offering wisdom and ideas about how to be a great leader.

Leadership Perspectives with David Barrett David Barrett

    • Self-Improvement

A collection of interviews with past and present leaders offering wisdom and ideas about how to be a great leader.

    How to Be Your Best Self

    How to Be Your Best Self

    Meet my good friend Bob "the Badass BA" Prentiss, who founded the award-winning business boot camp The Uncommon League.

    Bob has spent the past few years developing practical strategies for becoming the best version of himself.  After a stage-four cancer diagnosis, Bob is kind enough to share everything he's learned with us and take us along for the last leg of his journey.

    • 20 min
    Championship Communication

    Championship Communication

    Veteran baseball manager, CEO and public speaker Skip Weisman tosses me a few communication hardballs when he shares how to run what he calls a "championship workplace."

    By outlining a few easy-to-follow steps, Skip and I discuss how to build trust, improve relationships and increase productivity at work, at play and in our everyday relationships.

    • 20 min
    To Lead or Manage?

    To Lead or Manage?

    I dig into Lou Breithaupt's quarter-century of PMP experience to figure out how he became one of the world's best-trusted Project Managers - and his secret to being a successful leader.

    Having travelled the world to complete hundreds of millions of dollars'-worth of contracts, Lou has learned a lifetime of lessons.  Today, we're lucky enough to learn them too.

    Hit play to hear what he has to say!

    • 18 min
    Finding Opportunity in Crises

    Finding Opportunity in Crises

    I chat with Bruce Harbinson, a regional chair for TEC Canada. 

    Bruce brings groups of non-competing CEOs from small and medium and large-sized businesses together to strategize and exchange ideas.

    Having learned from the economic crash of 2008, Bruce and his C-suite friends have some insights that can bring them and their companies out the other side of COVID-19 stronger than ever. 

    What has Bruce learned?  What does he have to teach?

    Tune in to find out!

    • 18 min
    Michael O’Connor on Strategy at Medtronic

    Michael O’Connor on Strategy at Medtronic

    I chat about strategy with Medtronic's director of strategy and project management, Michael O'Connor.

    Michael ensures that Medtronic's advances in science and technology push it toward the company's mission and its long-term goals.

    How does Michael determine which call to make?  How does he keep people at the centre of major corporate decisions?  How did Medtronic develop a "culture of strategy?"

    Listen in to our conversation to find out!

    • 23 min
    The Black Swan Theory

    The Black Swan Theory

    I have a very timely discussion with Project Management Training Consultant Douglas Boebinger about extremely rare and highly-impactful Black Swan Events.

    • 29 min

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