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Having courageous conversations about the journey of leadership, work, and culture, welcome to the Lippert Academy of Leadership podcast! The Academy is committed to the journey of making lives better, and we want to encourage and support you and your organization, and walk alongside you on that same journey. With that spirit, we are excited to share and thankful to have you listen. Enjoy!

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Having courageous conversations about the journey of leadership, work, and culture, welcome to the Lippert Academy of Leadership podcast! The Academy is committed to the journey of making lives better, and we want to encourage and support you and your organization, and walk alongside you on that same journey. With that spirit, we are excited to share and thankful to have you listen. Enjoy!

    GRIT and Gratitude: Leading through Adversity with Angie Sokol and Austin Hatch

    GRIT and Gratitude: Leading through Adversity with Angie Sokol and Austin Hatch

    In this episode of The Lippert Built to Lead Podcast, Dr. Angie Sokol, director of the Lippert Academy for Leadership, speaks with Austin Hatch, a motivational speaker. Austin shares how two tragic plane crashes affected his life and his four years in The University of Michigan basketball program. He also shares the lessons he learned from Coach John Beilein’s leadership.


     


    “If making a commitment is a common thing, but following through on a commitment, especially when there’s a change in circumstance is an uncommon thing, I believe following through on a commitment when there’s a change in circumstance is doing a common thing in an uncommon way. It’s doing a common thing in an uncommon way, and the result of doing the uncommon thing in an uncommon way is that we’re going to leave people and places a little better than we found them.” -Austin Hatch [21:04]


     


    What You Will Learn:


    [00:59] Meet Austin Hatch

    [01:48] What it took Austin to be a great basketball player

    [03:42] The two tragic plane crashes that affected his life

    [06:19] What he went through after the second plane crash

    [09:27] How Coach Beilein showed his leadership

    [13:08] What it takes to overcome adversity through grit

    [15:15] The key components in the word GRIT

    [23:46] How his role on the team was to encourage, inspire and motivate others

    [24:33] How to contact Austin Hatch


     


    Resources:


    Visit our website: https://www.lci1.com/academy


    Email us: academy@lci1.com


    Visit Austin Hatch’s website: https://austin-hatch.com


    Email Austin: austin@austin-hatch.com

    • 26 min
    Getting your employees to deliver the best customer experience with Bill Coughlin and Jeff Wysong

    Getting your employees to deliver the best customer experience with Bill Coughlin and Jeff Wysong

    In this episode of The Lippert Built to Lead Podcast, Bill Coughlin, Director of Leadership Development, speaks with Jeff Wysong, Vice President of Sales - Marine at Lippert Components. They talk about what they do as leaders to encourage their team members to bring out the best of themselves every day.


     


    “I look at some of the greatest leaders, some of the greatest coaches, and I think there’s two things that always come to the top. 1. Their humility, right? And who they are. And the other thing that I see fascinating is they always want to serve others. It’s never about themselves. They’re super humble and it’s always about their team members and what they see in others.” -Bill Coughlin [09:48]


     


    “If you want to grow, you have to grow your team so you can grow. Because if you leave and your department fails because you left because you left, you went on to the next level, what good did you do at yourself?” -Jeff Wysong [21:06]


     


    What You Will Learn:


    [01:03] Meet Jeff Wysong

    [02:48] If there’s a difference between leadership and coaching

    [04:24] How to get the best out of your players

    [06:52] Ways to go after that excellence every day

    [10:48] The three C’s

    [14:02] Engaging online

    [18:15] Being a coach is asking the right questions

    [20:07] One of Jeff’s success stories

    [24:07] Have an intense focus and radical execution


     


    Resources:


    Visit our website: https://www.lci1.com/academy


    Email us: academy@lci1.com

    • 25 min
    Being a Leadership Enigma with Edgar Cabello and Brian Edwards

    Being a Leadership Enigma with Edgar Cabello and Brian Edwards

    In this episode of The Lippert Built to Lead Podcast, Edgar Cabello, leadership development director, and Brian Edwards, general manager, talk about Brian’s leadership skills. Brain shares why feedback is critical in how he leads and how he uses feedback sessions with his team members.


     


    “If you don’t know where you’re at, you don’t know where you’re heading.” -Brian Edwards [05:33]


     


    “You can’t really care about somebody, I think, in a holistic way if you’re not willing to tell them the truth.” -Edgar Cabello [06:35]


     


    What You Will Learn:


    [01:08] Meet Brian Edwards

    [03:46] How his personal history informs his work

    [05:04] Why feedback is critical in how he leads

    [06:55] What a feedback session looks like

    [11:29] When feedback wasn’t there and when it was strong

    [16:28] What he’s seen in his 12 years at Lippert vs today

    [22:17] Where he finds joy during difficult days

    [26:48] What he does when someone doesn’t buy into his leadership

    [30:46] Higher-Performance Leadership Training Challenge: Seek honest feedback from somebody that you trust and respect.


     


    Resources:


    Visit our website: https://www.lci1.com/academy


    Email us: academy@lci1.com

    • 32 min
    Being Prepared in Chaos with Bill Coughlin and John Vermeesch

    Being Prepared in Chaos with Bill Coughlin and John Vermeesch

    In this episode of The Lippert Built to Lead Podcast, Bill Coughlin and John Vermeesch, both leadership directors, talk about organization and leadership resilience. They discuss how to lead during times of difficulties and crisis and how to help keep the team members in order as they face the unknown.


     


    “We have to adapt our leadership style to the operational context we find ourselves in.” -John Vermeesch [11:52]


     


    “I’m a believer in this: that true leaders are developed, and it is training. And there are things and experiences that you can go through that help develop you to handle those difficult times or even celebrate. I don’t want to make it all in difficult times. Good leaders celebrate the great times too. And the more they celebrate the great times, the more great things come to them too.” -Bill Coughlin [16:46]


     


    What You Will Learn:


    [01:27] Meet John Vermeesch

    [04:54] How to keep organization sound through a crisis

    [11:01] How those types of training transfer to the business sector

    [16:42] Nature vs nurture

    [17:48] Organizational resilience

    [24:06] Resilience in the big moments

    [26:49] Tools and must things to help prepare for the unknown

    [29:12] How to roll forward


     


    Resources:


    Visit our website: https://www.lci1.com/academy


    Email us: academy@lci1.com

    • 31 min
    Process Documentation with Kim Lisiak and Michelle Shattuck

    Process Documentation with Kim Lisiak and Michelle Shattuck

    In this episode of The Lippert Built to Lead Podcast, Kim Lisiak, director of leadership development, and Michelle Shattuck, personal and professional development coach from the Corporate and Aftermarket divisions, talk about the importance of having documented processes and how cross training can be a game changer. They share tips on how to develop a cross training plan that include 10 minute trainings. They also discuss the importance of having a skills matrix that captures the skills the team does on a day to day basis.


     


    “Try to tap into as any learning styles as possible in order to ensure whoever is reading it can really adapt to it and understand and do the right way the first time.” -Kim Lisiak [13:42]


     


    “(If) they have a bunch of these folks who can’t take vacation and are high stressed every time I call, what does that do for the customer?” -Michelle Shattuck [17:49]


     


    What You Will Learn:


    [01:33] Why process documentation important for leaders

    [05:39] Ways to help team members and leaders grow into their role

    [12:07] How to document the standard operating procedures

    [13:27] Tap into as many learning styles as possible

    [16:00] How to ensure team members and leaders are able to breathe and take breaks

    [22:09] Cross training approach

    [27:43] 10 minute trainings

    [30:15] Higher-Performance Leadership Training Challenge: Ask questions to your leadership and teams. What else can we document? What kind of skills should we start documenting? Who could the subject matter experts be?


     


    Resources:


    Visit our website: https://www.lci1.com/academy


    Email us: academy@lci1.com

    • 36 min
    Listening with Edgar Cabello

    Listening with Edgar Cabello

    In this episode of The Lippert Built to Lead Podcast, Edgar Cabello, Leadership Development Director for Lippert’s operations teams, talks about listening. He explains why listening is more than just being quiet. He shares some ideas that will help us become better listeners and what we can watch out for that might get in the way of that.


     


    “I believe that… as you do become a better listener, the people around you will thank you for it and your relationships will go deeper and they’ll just be better.” -Edgar Cabello [13:23]


     


    What You Will Learn:


    [02:03] Things to do to get beyond the words

    [03:27] 12 blocks to listening

    [10:07] Some things to become listeners

    [13:18] Higher-Performance Leadership Training Challenge: Go home and be kind to somebody. Be disciplined in your listening. Try not to redirect the conversation. Help somebody open up and tell you what’s on your mind and in their heart.


     


    Resources:


    Visit our website: https://www.lci1.com/academy


    Email us: academy@lci1.com

    • 14 min

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