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The ultimate podcast for aspiring leaders in the creative or technology fields. John Rouda discusses leadership topics, interviews some of the greatest minds today and teaches you practical leadership tips, techniques, tricks and hacks to improve motivation, negotiation, and other much needed skills for leaders today.

A Geek Leader Podcast - inspiring technical and creative leaders around the world John Rouda: technical leader, author, speaker, educator

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The ultimate podcast for aspiring leaders in the creative or technology fields. John Rouda discusses leadership topics, interviews some of the greatest minds today and teaches you practical leadership tips, techniques, tricks and hacks to improve motivation, negotiation, and other much needed skills for leaders today.

    AGL 174: Equality in Tech with Bobby Allen

    AGL 174: Equality in Tech with Bobby Allen

    About Bobby
    Bobby Allen serves as CTO and Chief Evangelist for CloudGenera based in Charlotte, NC.
    Bobby is a veteran of Intel, Bank of America, TIAA and multiple startups including one that was successfully acquired by the former CSC (now DXC). He went into corporate America after being an Intel fellow at the University of Michigan (MS in Computer Science and Engineering) and a Meyerhoff scholar at UMBC (BS in Computer Science). Bobby has been involved in cloud computing startups since 2012.

    He frequently advises CXO’s on cloud strategy and logical equivalents in cloud technology. His goal is to provide data-driven output to move decision-makers from information to clarity to insight. Bobby has been a featured speaker in various events and digital formats including VMworld, AWS re:Invent, theCube, crowdchat, The CTOAdvisor and Gigaom’s Voices in the cloud. He’s equally skilled talking to analysts or technical teams but most enjoys helping customers separate fact from fiction.

    Bobby also serves as Stewardship Pastor of Wellspring Church – a Gospel centered, multi-ethnic community in Charlotte, NC. Bobby is a member of the preaching team at Wellspring and is responsible for technology, finances and facilities. He’s grateful to be part of the team that helped complete a multi-year building purchase and remodeling project. Wellspring moved into their new home in December 2019.



    Today We Talked About

    * Bobby's background
    * How has COVID changed things?
    * Being there for your team
    * Flexibility... Arrange Work around Life
    * Race relations in Tech
    * Biases in Leadership
    * Give Grace
    * Faith
    * Equality
    * Empathy and Unity
    * Coming together
    * Cancel Culture
    * Forgiveness
    * "The Change that Did Not happen in You is not responsible for the Change that Did Not Happen in Me."




    Connect with Bobby

    * LinkedIn
    * Twitter
    * Instagram
    * Website




    Women in Tech Conference
    When the girls get coding!. Join us on your screens, Oct 13, for the live@Manning "Women in Tech" conference to celebrate the rising movement of women in technology. https://www.ageekleader.com/wit
    We still have a long way to go to achieve diversity, inclusion and equality in technology. Our contribution is the live@Manning "Women in Tech" online conference, Oct 13, starring the women rocking the tech boat! https://www.ageekleader.com/wit
    Cloud navigators and serverless gurus; algorithm sorceresses and community advocates; we proudly bring you the women creating the tech world we live in. Oct 13, live@manning "Women in Tech" Twitch conference! https://www.ageekleader.com/wit
    #womenintech #womenwhocode



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    AGL 173: Rise and Grind with Glenn Lundy

    AGL 173: Rise and Grind with Glenn Lundy

    About Glenn











    He is a husband to 1, a father to 7, and the host of the wildly popular Facebook Live show #RiseAndGrind. He’s been seen at places like Hustle and Grind Con, Grow Your Business For God’s Sake! and many more stages across the country. Glenn has been spotlighted on ABC, NBC, and CBS, and is an expert in dealership culture development, and leadership training. With 20 years experience in the automotive industry, Glenn lead a dealership from 120 cars a month to an 800% increase in sales in five years, becoming the 2nd largest used car franchise in the country. His unique style makes him one of the most coveted GM’s in the business. Glenn has the unique ability to help identify the areas for growth in your store, and teach creative ways to invoke your dealerships spirit. With a background in sales, and finance, he uses his skill sets to create growth, as well as tapping into the mental side of human development.
















    Today we talked about:

    * Glenn's past
    * 5 Simple steps to an Extraordinary Life
    * Don't Snooze
    * No News in the morning
    * Gratitude and Goals
    * Exercise
    * Encourage Others
    * Science of sleeping
    * Leadership and Cultural Development
    * The Like Switch Book
    * Getting up Early
    * 67 days




    Connect with Glenn

    * Twitter
    * Facebook
    * Website
    * LinkedIn
    * YouTube





    Special Thanks to #RUST!
    Let’s talk about #Rust! Sep 15, at the live@Manning conference; in one Rust-full day go from ways to learn it, to where and how to use it; from game-dev to aerospace and beyond, right from the pincers of expert Rustaceans. https://ageekleader.com/rust
    Finding Rustaceans weird but intriguing? Secretly wanting to become one? Tune-in, Sep 15, to the live@Manning #Rust conference to find your #Rustlang pincers! https://ageekleader.com/rust
    Striving to build reliable and efficient software, but finding your language of choice lacking in some key departments? Find the solution with Ferris the crab and the Rustacean tribe. When? Sep 15, at the live@Manning Rust conference!
    #Rust #Rustlang #Rustacean




     
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    AGL 172: Corry Robertson

    AGL 172: Corry Robertson

    About Corry
    Corry Robertson is a leading global expert on organizational culture, engagement and retention in the tech industry, with over 20 years experience and a client list that includes Fortune 100 companies.

    Corry supports executives and emerging leaders through coaching, leadership training, and human performance improvement and management.

    Her clients say conversations with Corry are deeply meaningful yet highly strategic and productive, uncovering solutions for complex challenges.

    Corry is also the founder of The Coaching Academy for Leaders, offering ICF accredited programs. The Academy’s unique proprietary method blends coaching competencies and leadership theory in a revolutionary way to help individuals and teams achieve high-level results.

    Having coached leaders in some of the world’s most influential organizations, her passion is to deliver results, build strong corporate cultures, and make change work.





    Here is the link to the Virtual Teams guide:
    https://corryrobertson.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Improve-Your-Virtual-Team-Meetings-C.pdf


    Here is the link to the free Self Assessment app: 
    https://corryrobertson.com/personality-assessment/

    For anyone out there who wants to learn how to use coaching as a leadership style, here is the link to more information about the Fall session offered by The Coaching Academy for Leaders where they can also download the full PDF Brochure with complete details. - https://corryrobertson.com/leadership-coaching-for-organizations/



    Today We Talked About

    * Corry's background
    * Engaging Employees during COVID

    * Engagement Zones
    * Meaning and Purpose
    * Results
    * Culture Development


    * Self-Awarenesses
    * Stress management
    * Communication of Expectation
    * The Titanic Syndrome
    * And Much More!




    Connect With Corry

    * Twitter
    * LinkedIn
    * Facebook
    * Website




    Special Thanks to #RUST!
    Let’s talk about #Rust! Sep 15, at the live@Manning conference; in one Rust-full day go from ways to learn it, to where and how to use it; from game-dev to aerospace and beyond, right from the pincers of expert Rustaceans. https://ageekleader.com/rust
    Finding Rustaceans weird but intriguing? Secretly wanting to become one? Tune-in, Sep 15, to the live@Manning #Rust conference to find your #Rustlang pincers! https://ageekleader.com/rust
    Striving to build reliable and efficient software, but finding your language of choice lacking in some key departments? Find the solution with Ferris the crab and the Rustacean tribe. When? Sep 15, at the live@Manning Rust conference!
    #Rust #Rustlang #Rustacean




     

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    • 49 min
    AGL 171: Amplify your Job Search with Jeffrey Ton

    AGL 171: Amplify your Job Search with Jeffrey Ton

    About Jeff
    Jeff Ton is a sought-after leadership speaker, author, and explorer, having led powerful teams and built successful IT departments for over thirty years. He is the author of Amplify Your Value (2018) and hosts the podcast Status Go. As a frequent keynote speaker, he has explored topics related to the evolving IT landscape and the changing role of the CIO.

    Jeff served in various roles with Thomson Multimedia (RCA) for over fourteen years. He then guided technology and business strategy as chief information officer for Lauth Property Group and later for Goodwill Industries of Central & Southern Indiana. Until early in 2020, Jeff was senior vice president of product and strategic alliances at InterVision. There he thrived on developing people while driving the company's product strategy, service vision, and strategic approach.

    Throughout his career, Jeff has mentored, coached, and guided hundreds of professionals in their careers. His strategies of first looking to self, building a strong professional network, defining what makes a dream job, and then locating that dream job have enabled countless professionals to find their dream jobs.
    Meet Jeff and learn more at www.JeffreySTon.com.
     




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    Today we talked about:

    * Who is Jeff
    * Early Programing
    * Amplifying your Value
    * Leadership
    * Building your network
    * Culture during Covid
    * Marketing Yourself
    * LinkedIn
    * Brand Amplifier Download




    Connect with Jeff

    * Twitter
    * LinkedIn
    * Website
    * Book




    Special Thanks to #RUST!
    Let's talk about #Rust! Sep 15, at the live@Manning conference; in one Rust-full day go from ways to learn it, to where and how to use it; from game-dev to aerospace and beyond, right from the pincers of expert Rustaceans. http://mng.bz/v9X7
    Finding Rustaceans weird but intriguing? Secretly wanting to become one? Tune-in, Sep 15, to the live@Manning #Rust conference to find your #Rustlang pincers! http://mng.bz/v9X7
    Striving to build reliable and efficient software, but finding your language of choice lacking in some key departments? Find the solution with Ferris the crab and the Rustacean tribe. When? Sep 15, at the live@Manning Rust conference!
    #Rust #Rustlang #Rustacean




     
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    • 48 min
    AGL 170: Blendification with Dan Bruder

    AGL 170: Blendification with Dan Bruder

    About Dan
    Daniel M. Bruder is the CEO of Fusion Dynamics Group, a Colorado-based strategy and leadership firm. Dan has an accomplished background in Executive Leadership, Strategic Planning, Entrepreneurship, Sales and Marketing Operations, Brand Development, Customer Service, and Corporate Finance. He started his career in banking, becoming President in his 20s; he later transitioned into hospitality leadership roles before moving into entrepreneurial ventures culminating in an international consulting practice. Dan is also a faculty member of Colorado State University's Executive MBA program and the University of Colorado, Boulder's Graduate Leeds School of Business. He holds a BS in business finance and an MBA, each earned at the University of Central Florida.

    Dan believes that businesses have the ability to substantially impact communities through their products and people. With this idea in mind, he created The Blendification® System, a signature series of workshops and keynotes addressing culture, strategy, and execution, to help companies realize their potential and spark communal growth.

    The Blendification® System's concepts and tools integrate technology, team forums, and internal peer groups to strengthen and connect businesses at every level. Additionally, these programs have an outward reach that uplifts not only companies, but the individuals, families, and communities surrounding them. Leaders embracing this opportunity for maximal impact ensure their organization's sustained success as personal and professional lives become increasingly intertwined.

    To learn more about Dan, book him for your next event, or activate The Blendification® System in your organization, visit: www.BlendificationSystem.com.



    Today We Talked About

    * Blendification?
    * Work / Life Balance
    * Culture Pyramid
    * Leadership Intelligence Pyramid
    * The Focus Spectrum
    * cBEST Model
    * STEEP Impact Questions
    * Strategy
    * Execution
    * Habits

     



    Connect with Daniel

    * Twitter
    * LinkedIn
    * Website
    * Book




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    • 46 min
    AGL 169: Errol Doebler – Former FBI Agent, Former Navy Seal

    AGL 169: Errol Doebler – Former FBI Agent, Former Navy Seal

    About Errol
    Errol Doebler is the founder of Leader 193, a leadership consulting firm, and the author of The Process, Art, and Science of Leadership. Errol has served as a Surface Warfare Officer, a Navy SEAL, and as an FBI Special Agent and FBI SWAT Operator and uses his experience to teach business leaders around the world.

    Errol Doebler was born in Brightwaters, NY, where he grew up on the water. His resume reads as only a few people in the worlds can. United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD graduate; Naval Surface Warfare Officer (aka: ship driver); Naval Special Warfare Officer (aka: Navy SEAL); FBI Special Agent specializing in Counterterrorism Operations across the globe; FBI SWAT Operator; Afghanistan Combat Veteran; Recipient of the FBI's second highest award for bravery, The Shield of Bravery; Founder of Leader 193, consulting on leadership for Fortune 100 companies through five person startups around the world.

    However, the true power of Errols leadership message comes not from an impressive resume. It comes from all the stumbles, mistakes, and unmitigated, self-sabotaging screw ups inside of his resume. Multiple academic and conduct review boards while attending the United States Naval Academy which brought him to the brink of expulsion numerous times. Near removal from the Navy as both a Surface Warfare Officer and Special Warfare Officer for conduct unbecoming an officer. Poor personal decisions that put a black mark on a professional reputation he worked so hard to build. But through all the adversity, he was saved because he was considered to be an excellent leader...

    Errol left the SEAL Teams, after a career ending injury, with his tail between his legs in need for serious self-reflection as to why, despite many professional successes, he would follow up with unexplainable self-sabotaging behavior. Over many years, he came to realize that life, no matter professional or personal, was made up of a series of principles that repeated themselves. And, if one accounted for these principles, success would be found in any endeavor. There was a PROCESS that could be followed!

    Hence, he developed The Process, Art, and Science of Leadership. After 13 years in the FBI he left out of a massive frustration with what he considered incompetent and destructive leadership and started his leadership consulting firm, Leader 193, where he currently employs The Process, Art, and Science of Leadership in a variety of ways with corporate clients across the world.



    Today We Talked About:

    * Time in the Seals
    * Time as an FBI Agent
    * Leadership
    * Emotional Awareness and Recognition
    * Culture and Actions
    * Planning Process
    * The Resistance
    * Wim Hof
    * Ice Baths




    Connect With Errol

    * Twitter
    * LinkedIn
    * Website
    * Book




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