Leadership is a process, and these are the stories about the journey we all take learning to lead. On our show we talk about how people can lead teams more effectively, how organizations can enhance their approaches to developing the leaders of tomorrow, and we talk to our guests about their own journey of professional and personal development.
Managing All Your Relationships
For more than 25 years, Roberta Matuson has helped leaders in Fortune 500 companies and small to medium-size businesses achieve dramatic growth and market leadership through the maximization of talent. She's a Forbes contributor, the author of five commercially published books on leadership and talent, including the international bestseller, Suddenly in Charge. On this episode, she shares with us how leaders can handle an increasing rate of employee turnover, how she's leveraged LinkedIn to spread her message, and why her best advice for aspiring leaders remains the same after 25 years.
Why You Shouldn't Push for Change
Jonah Berger is a marketing professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and internationally bestselling author of Contagious, Invisible Influence, and The Catalyst. He has published over 50 articles in top‐tier academic journals and he teaches Wharton’s highest-rated online course. He joins us on this episode to discuss the common mistakes people make when they seek to create change (hint: they push), what great change agents have in common, and how we can all be more effective. We also discuss his career journey, the process he follows to turn his research into best-selling books, and what advice he has for current students.
Three C's to Cultivate Culture
Alain Hunkins is a leadership expert who connects the science of high performance with the performing art of leadership. He is the author of Cracking The Leadership Code and his work has been published in Fast Company, Forbes, and Business Insider. He joins us on this episode to discuss what's wrong with the command and control model of management, how his experience with an election loss at a non-profit organization set him on his path to studying and teaching leadership, and the Three C's you can leverage to cultivate a culture of collaboration at your organization.
Lessons in Managing Energy
Molly Fletcher spent two decades as one of the world’s only female sports agents. Hailed as the “female Jerry Maguire” by CNN, Molly has been featured in ESPN, Fast Company, Forbes, and Sports Illustrated and is the author of five books including Fearless At Work, The Business of Being the Best, and The 5 Best Tools to Find Your Dream Career. On this episode, we discussed with Molly the difference between managing your energy and managing your time as well as lessons in peak performance she learned from working with hundreds of sports biggest names.
How to Be True to Yourself in Leadership
Ron Carucci is co-founder and managing partner at Navalent, working with CEOs and executives pursuing transformational change for their organizations, leaders, and industries. He has a thirty-year track record helping some of the world’s most influential executives tackle challenges of strategy, organization, and leadership. In this episode, we discuss how people with the best intentions "go to the dark side" and how leaders can combat this by cascading a culture of honesty throughout their whole organization. We also learned from Ron why he'd rather take advice from his younger self than give it as well as what he means when he says: "You can't be true to yourself until you are true about yourself."
What's So Funny About Leadership?
Andrew Tarvin is the world’s first Humor Engineer teaching people how to get better results while having more fun. He has worked with thousands of people at 200+ organizations, including P&G, GE, and Microsoft. He is a best-selling author, has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and TEDx, and has delivered programs in 50 states, 18 countries, and 3 continents. In this episode, we discuss with Andrew the communication superpower that comes with embracing the funny, why humor at work is more about levity than laughs, what his biggest comedy bomb taught him, and how he decided to leave his stable career to embrace entrepreneurship.