105 episodes

Your journey to becoming a great leader will never really be complete. There’s always more to learn, more ways to grow and more connections to make. Join CEO and bestselling author Skip Prichard as he and an array of guests share stories of their leadership journeys. They’ll challenge your assumptions and leave you with actionable ideas you can put into practice today. Remember: there is no limit to your leadership potential if you always… aim higher.

Aim Higher: The podcast with purpose Skip Prichard

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 41 Ratings

Your journey to becoming a great leader will never really be complete. There’s always more to learn, more ways to grow and more connections to make. Join CEO and bestselling author Skip Prichard as he and an array of guests share stories of their leadership journeys. They’ll challenge your assumptions and leave you with actionable ideas you can put into practice today. Remember: there is no limit to your leadership potential if you always… aim higher.

    Managing Up Without Sucking Up

    Managing Up Without Sucking Up

    We all know the obvious “suck up” type. The obsequious, fawning sycophant who only gives the boss good news, is always complimentary, and who (probably) is disliked by everyone—including the boss. In real life, the distinction between “managing up” and “sucking up” is rarely that black-and-white. How can you be the kind of employee your boss wants and needs without simply slathering on empty praise? Hint: it’s all about honest communication. Listen in as my three leadership experts on this week’s panel share how they like to be “managed up to,” and how you can improve your relationship with your boss without becoming a shallow flunky. 

    • 20 min
    The Future of Happiness: Revisiting an Important Conversation With Amy Blankston

    The Future of Happiness: Revisiting an Important Conversation With Amy Blankston

    We're in a difficult, stressful time in the world. That's why it's a good moment to go back and review Skip's interview with  Amy Blankson, bestselling author of “The Future of Happiness.” One of the first guests on "Aim Higher," Amy teaches us how to achieve more happiness even in the midst of difficulty. She is a co-founder of the Digital Wellness Collective and most recently has shared her thought leadership as a speaker at TEDx and as a regular contributor for Forbes on Women, Technology, and Leadership, and as a featured professor in Oprah’s Happiness course.

    • 41 min
    Self-Awareness: Revisiting This Important Leadership Starting Point

    Self-Awareness: Revisiting This Important Leadership Starting Point

    Skip updates this season one episode with a reminder that self-awareness is key to leadership, to teams, success, and to good relationships. Because this subject is so important, he revisits the conversation he had with leadership experts Tammi Spayde, Drew Bordas, and Elyse Wampler as they discuss practical techniques for improving self-awareness. 

    • 28 min
    How To Get Along With Difficult People

    How To Get Along With Difficult People

    As one of our regular panelists, Drew Bordas, reminds us this week, there is a wide range of “difficult people,” and a wide range for how to get along with them. On the one hand, it’s not worth confronting a family member with a slightly irritating habit whom you only see once a year. But if you work closely, every day, with someone whose attitude and habits are challenging? It’s better to deal with the situation than put up with behavior that could be damaging both to your well-being and team productivity. Our group of experts dissects a few tricky situations like this and points out some great ways to move forward constructively. If you know any difficult people – or maybe even are one yourself—I suggest you listen in. 

    • 26 min
    The Power of Vacations

    The Power of Vacations

    Why do Americans work so hard, so long, and vacation so little? The health, creativity, social, and productivity benefits of time off are well documented. Yet many of us feel guilty for taking a day off here-and-there, to say nothing of a week or two. In this week’s episode, my expert guests talk about why we don’t take the vacation we need and provide some strategies for how to get better at doing so. 

    • 28 min
    Handling Conflict

    Handling Conflict

    Nobody really enjoys conflict. But there are times it is unavoidable and even important. As a leader, you won’t be able to make positive changes, in many cases, without some conflict. But if you avoid conflict rather than dealing with it as a necessary part of business? You can make it much, much worse. My panel of leadership experts helps get to the root of problematic conflict this week, and we come to some conclusions that will help you turn conflict into contributions. 

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

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41 Ratings

41 Ratings

oliviabaker13 ,

Hit the subscribe button! 🔥

If you’re looking for motivation, inspiration, and ideas of how to level up your leadership - hit the subscribe button! Aim Higher has a truly impressive lineup of guests and these episodes feature actionable tips and deep insights.

Skip is an expert host whose passion really shines through his interviews. He engages his guests in thoughtful and interesting conversations, pulling from his own wealth of personal experience. Definitely recommend listening and subscribing to this podcast!

JC96915 ,

Snippets Abound!

Skip and his guests explore a wide variety of thought-provoking topics that offer deep, diverse and applicable insight for anyone who finds themselves on a journey of leadership. Great leaders are eternally a work-in-progress and Aim Higher provides the perfect dose of guidance, healing and continuous improvement. Highly recommend!

pplprsn32 ,

So practical!

I always get practical applications that can be used with teams or other groups. Such a unique combination of leadership, learning and uplifting content!

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