78 episodes

I am fascinated by people and how they have used leadership in their journeys to success.
I have created the Leadership Tales Podcast so that we can indulge ourselves in learning how some amazing people have overcome challenges and failures to achieve in their roles through their leadership. They are leaders, thinkers, and experts who have tales that can help us thrive.

Will you join me on this fascinating voyage through all things “Leadership”?

The Leadership Tales Podcast with Colin Hunter Colin Hunter

    • Business

I am fascinated by people and how they have used leadership in their journeys to success.
I have created the Leadership Tales Podcast so that we can indulge ourselves in learning how some amazing people have overcome challenges and failures to achieve in their roles through their leadership. They are leaders, thinkers, and experts who have tales that can help us thrive.

Will you join me on this fascinating voyage through all things “Leadership”?

    Best of Series 6

    Best of Series 6

    We’ve just ended a very exciting sixth season of the Leadership Takes podcast and are preparing to take a step back from the podcast briefly before returning in 2024.
    But before we do, we'd like to highlight some of the most remarkable moments of Series 6, with advice and personal stories from Trevor Willcocks, Tim Carroll, Morgan J Ingram, Liz Sandwith, Dan Lappin, and Charlene Li.

    In these clips, you’ll hear as they share their personal perspectives on leadership and how they’ve seen and practiced it in their own careers. You’ll also hear insights that can help you on your own leadership journey.

    Let’s dive in.

    • 30 min
    How Blockchain is Shaping the Future with Agnes Budzyn

    How Blockchain is Shaping the Future with Agnes Budzyn

    This week on the Leadership Tales Podcast, Agnes Budzyn sits down with Colin for an in-depth discussion on blockchain, finance, and leadership. Agnes has a deep background in financial services both in traditional banking and blockchain, including roles working with world powers during major financial transformations.
    Agnes breaks down the role of blockchain technology and its potential impact on various industries, and shares how blockchain has played a role in simplifying and shaping the future. Agnes and Colin also touch on the role timing plays in careers, as well as finding the right opportunities to showcase your talents.

    Links Mentioned:

    Agnes Budzyn on LinkedIn

    • 51 min
    Creating Impact Through Climate Science with Tim Carroll

    Creating Impact Through Climate Science with Tim Carroll

    In this episode of the Leadership Tales podcast, Colin welcomes Tim Carroll, Weather and Climate Lead at Microsoft. After leading teams at Dell, IBM, and other major tech companies, Tim stepped into his current role because he believes there is no more impactful work than predicting weather and climate in order to protect and improve the lives of all people.
    Colin and Tim begin the conversation by recounting the unique way they met (spoiler: there’s a callback to Series 4 Episode 7 with Chris Tuff). The conversation then steers towards Tim’s work in climate science, including how to get people to interact with one another in a polarized political climate. Tim and Colin also bond over common experiences and their shared interests in music, and even touch on AI and the idea of legacy.

    Links Mentioned:

    Tim Carroll on LinkedIn
    Leadership Tales Series 4, Episode 7 with Chris Tuff

    • 44 min
    On the Cutting Edge of AI with Henry Hays

    On the Cutting Edge of AI with Henry Hays

    In this episode of the Leadership Tales podcast, Colin welcomes Henry Hays, a dynamic and energetic thought leader with a passion for disruptive technologies. 
    Henry and Colin discuss the importance of being on the offensive when it comes to disruptive technologies like ChatGPT and AI, and shares simple frameworks and strategies for staying ahead of the game. They also dive into Henry’s unique background, with roots in the Deep South and Los Angeles. Henry also shares his journey from teaching and coaching basketball to becoming a successful sales professional on the cutting edge of AI and technology.

    Learn how you can stay ahead of the game and utilize generative AI technology to your advantage on this episode of the Leadership Tales Podcast!


    Links Mentioned:

    Henry Hays on LinkedIn
    Website

    • 46 min
    Achieving Clarity through Pivoting with Lori Michelle Leavitt

    Achieving Clarity through Pivoting with Lori Michelle Leavitt

    In this episode of the Leadership Tales podcast, Lori Michelle Leavitt, author of “Pivot to Clarity,” joins Colin to discuss what it takes to make successful pivots. Because of her skill for helping leaders and organizations through successful pivots, Lori is often called by her nickname “The Pivot Catalyst.”
    In this in-depth interview, Lori and Colin explore the misconception that pivots are quick and agile moments; highlighting that for most organizations, pivots are significant and take time. They delve into the questions leaders need to answer before making pivots; as well as the skills and mindsets necessary for successful pivots, such as curiosity and coaching. 

    Tune in to gain insights on navigating change and achieving clarity through successfully pivoting.

    Links Mentioned:

    Pivot to Clarity Book
    Lori Michelle Leavitt on LinkedIn
    Website

    • 52 min
    Breaking from Traditional Sales Tactics with Dan Lappin

    Breaking from Traditional Sales Tactics with Dan Lappin

    In this episode of the Leadership Tales podcast, Colin interviews friend, mentor group member, and general good person Dan Lappin, a leading voice in disrupting traditional sales techniques. Dan is the Founder of Lappin180, a coaching practice focused on helping professionals achieve a high-performance mindset.
    In this episode, Dan and Colin explore the connections between sales, coaching, influencing, and leadership, offering valuable insights for your business and leadership journey. With a background in sales and a focus on breaking sales patterns and mentality, Dan shares his philosophy for building relationships and how it correlates with leadership. Listeners will hear about Dan's journey from corporate America to starting his own business, the challenges he faced, and the lessons he learned along the way. 

    Tune in to learn how you can adjust your mindset and take your career to the next level!

    Links Mentioned:

    Lappin180 Website
    Dan Lappin on LinkedIn

    • 51 min

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