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.
Season two wrap-up
In this last session of the season, as I sat down with two of my regular “Aim Higher” guests—Tammi Spayde and Drew Bordas—we realized how many of my guests noted that excellence is more about sustained, steady growth than any single, massive change. My hope is that, during this challenging year, our podcasts have been part of your ongoing, weekly commitment to rising above mediocrity. That whether it’s in your person life, your career or your leadership journey, you’ve enjoyed the challenge to “aim higher” as much as I have. Stay safe, and I hope you’ll join us next season.
Annika Sörenstam: No shortcuts to success
In this episode of “Aim Higher,” my panel guests and I discuss a previous interview I did with golf legend Annika Sörenstam. She shares two ideas that are important for both individual accomplishment and success as a leader. The first has to do with how a simple phrase, shared at a key moment while she was very young, made a huge impact on her attitude. And the second is about how she overcame a fear— totally unrelated to the game of golf! —that might have derailed one of the greatest athletes the sport has ever seen. Please join Drew, Tammi and me as we talk about how you can use what Annika learned in her extraordinary career to help in your leadership journey.
Jimmy Wayne: Finding Your Way
Many successful people start from humble beginnings. But country music star Jimmy Wayne’s early life can only be described as horrific. As a child he was abused, abandoned and caught up in a foster care system that did him more harm than good. On this episode of “Aim Higher,” Jimmy and I talk about how these experiences shaped both his music and writing careers and his desire to raise awareness about foster kids—since the elderly couple who finally fostered him provided him the chance to complete his education. In his bestselling book, “Walk to Beautiful,” Jimmy says that his foster mom “changed every cell in my body.” His story inspired me, and I think it will inspire you, too.
Mark Sanborn: Making Failure Fantastic
Very few people have done as much speaking and writing on the topic of leadership as my friend and guest on this episode of “Aim Higher.” Mark Sanborn has written 8 books, one of which, “The Fred Factor,” has sold over 2 million copies. He’s been ranked the #5 leadership expert in the world by GlobalGurus.org and I always learn something new from him whenever we get together. Mark shares a number of great points in this discussion. One all leaders need to take to heart is the ability to turn customer service failures into fantastic recoveries. He and I agree that you never get a better chance to impress a customer as when you respond to a problem. Listen to what Mark has to say on this vital subject.
Eric Zimmer: Making Change Last
On this episode of “Aim Higher,” I talk with Eric Zimmer, a behavior coach, podcast host and author who came back from being a homeless heroin addict to build a successful career and an extraordinary life. He and I discuss how some of our most important changes start with small, measured steps and daily habits rather than trying to “do it all at once.” That way, we can have a little success, build on it… and move forward. He uses the board game “Risk” as a metaphor to make this point, and it’s a great way of thinking about personal change. I very much enjoyed our talk, and I think you will, too.
Steve Herz: The power of “Authority, Warmth and Energy”
On this episode of “Aim Higher,” Skip talks with author and career advisor Steve Herz about three keys to becoming a powerful connector: authority, warmth and energy. Steve is President of The Montag Group, a sports and entertainment talent and marketing consultancy. Skip makes the important point that while connecting to others is incredibly important in our careers, it’s not really taught in college or business school. Steve agrees! And his book, “Don’t Take Yes for and Answer,” seeks to help fill that gap. Listen in as Skip and Steve talk about some ways that you can use authority, warmth and energy to help increase your ability to connect and succeed.
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Aim Higher Podcast with Skip
I listen to and follow about 75 podcasts. Aim Higher is DEF in my top 3 and must listen to... I notice sometimes people post this is a great podcast for business leaders and in the business world... I personally think this podcast is a podcast for EVERYONE who wants to learn the tools to be successful in the business world but more importantly THE world in general. Topics covered are enlightening and applicable to today’s issues and concerns. My own personal philosophy in life is it only takes ONE person to care to make a difference.You only have to listen to ONE of Skip’s podcasts to realize he is the one person to care which comes through in his podcasts. Thanks ! Billy Von Schriltz
Great Synthesis and Inspiration
I love the integration and synthesis of wise counsel and best practices in the area of leadership, plus the inspiring blend of real world practical examples that help inspire and encourage you to apply what is shared in your own life and business. Thanks to Skip and his “guests” for your openness and willingness to share!
The DASH in the Middle
Great Perspective shift for so many of us in this leadership field. Your podcast gives me the nuggets of gold that I need to keep me going throught the day. Reality. That word can be negative, so this is a good perspective shift for me. The Service---doing the DASH of our lives--Servant Leadership. The little actions, daily work...that is a defining moment. Then the gratitude. This keeps the focus for me. Thank you!