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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 193: Good Authority with Jonathan Raymond

    AGL 193: Good Authority with Jonathan Raymond

    About Jonathan
    Jonathan Raymond is the CEO of Refound, a leadership training company that helps organizations unlock high-performance through transparent conversations about growth and accountability. Jonathan spent 20 years building careers in business development and personal growth before realizing he could have the best of both worlds by starting his own company. Now, he uses those skills to advise CEOs and organizational leaders on how to create a people-first culture that drives results. His goal is to provide Refound’s clients with a partner they can trust and a program that gives managers an experience of how they can make work a better place, one conversation at a time. Jonathan is an experienced CEO, Inc. Magazine Top 100 Leadership Speaker (Inc. 2018) and the author of Good Authority, How to Become the Leader Your Team is Waiting For. He lives in Encinitas, California. He is madly in love with his wife, tries not to spoil his daughters, and will never give up on the New York Knicks.



    Today We Talked About

    * Jonathan's background
    * Leadership
    * Remote work
    * COVID
    * Non-transactional spaces
    * Create space
    * Micro Managing
    * Acknowledge the challenge 1st, then look for the solution
    * Authority Principles
    * Nature of Authority
    * Accountability Conversation
    * Sweet the Small Stuff
    * Accountability dial
    * Friend, Fighter, and Fixer
    * More Yoda, less Superman
    * Retrospective




    https://refound.com/ageekleader/



    Connect with Jonathan

    * Website
    * Book



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    • 41 min
    AGL 192: Data Visualization from Jack Tompkins

    AGL 192: Data Visualization from Jack Tompkins

    About Jack
    Jack Tompkins is a partner and founder of Pineapple Consulting Firm, a company that turns data into visualizations, allowing their clients to make more informed strategic choices. Jack has lived in Charlotte since early 2019 (moving away from Connecticut winters) and spent the majority of his professional career in the insurance world. His roles ranged from analyst to product manager, and strategic partnership owner to team manager, all of which helped craft his ability to form Pineapple Consulting Firm. Jack has now taken those analytical, financial, and partnership skills and offers them to small and medium-sized businesses that know how powerful data can be, but don’t have the internal resources to turn their data into a powerful business asset. With a strong drive to work with people (not just numbers!), Jack aims to have some fun working with clients while analyzing and visualizing their data through Excel and Tableau dashboards so clients’ past performance can inform their future strategy.



    Today We Talked About

    * Jack's background
    * How leaders can use visualizations
    * Tools

    * Google Data Studio
    * Excel
    * Tableau


    * Engagement
    * Gamification of Visualization
    * Have a seat at the table
    * Financial Data

    * Revenue and Profit
    * P&L Statement
    * Expenses % of Revenue


    * Human Data

    * Turnover Rate
    * Employee Satisfaction


    * Transparency of Data
    *




    Connect with Jack

    * Website
    * YouTube
    * LinkedIn



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    Live@Manning Graph Data Science Conference


    Discover the power of graphs! Tune-in to the live@Manning Graph Data Science conference, this Feb 16 to hear talks from data scientists explaining how, where, and why to use graph data to your advantage.

    Register for free here: https://www.ageekleader.com/graph #datascience

    • 41 min
    AGL 191: Happiness with Becky Morrison

    AGL 191: Happiness with Becky Morrison

    About Becky
    Becky Morrison is a UC Berkeley Certified Executive Coach with a passion for helping people live happy, priority-aligned lives.

    After a successful career in financial services, as a litigator and then in law firm administration, managing several hundred attorneys and staff at one of the country’s premier litigation firms, she was looking for a new challenge and transitioned to a small investment firm where she was COO.

    This transition helped her recognize that her true passion was people, she started her own coaching practice. Becky is also a life-long learner who is currently working towards her LLM in Taxation from Georgetown Law School and currently lives in VA with her husband and two children.



    Today We Talked About 

    * Happiness... What is it?
    * Time Management
    * Happiness Recipe
    * Gaps

    * Authenticity Gap
    * Emotional Energy Gap
    * Physical Energy Gap


    * What are your barriers
    * Dealing with Fears
    * Success Stacks - File and Log all things that have gone well
    * Time Logging
    * Having a Brag practice
    * What's your biggest challenge right now?
    * Be curious
    * Global Re-prioritization




    Connect with Becky

    * Website
    * LinkedIn
    * Book



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    Live@Manning Graph Data Science Conference


    Discover the power of graphs! Tune-in to the live@Manning Graph Data Science conference, this Feb 16 to hear talks from data scientists explaining how, where, and why to use graph data to your advantage.

    Register for free here: https://www.ageekleader.com/graph #datascience

    • 31 min
    AGL 190: Robert “Bo” Brabo

    AGL 190: Robert “Bo” Brabo

    About Bo
    Throughout his career, Robert “Bo” Brabo has always focused on the people, helping them tackle their business problems as if they were his own.

    Since retiring from the U.S. Army as the Chief of Human Resource Operations with the White House Communications Agency and Presidential Communications Officer for both Presidents Bush and Obama, Bo has served in several executive positions including most recently Founder of Hail Media Group and the Brabo Center of Excellence.

    He previously co-founded a consulting agency that assisted government contractors in HR strategies and contract proposal efforts. Bo received his MBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. He is a professional speaker and author of the book “From the Battlefield, to the White House, to the Boardroom: Leading Organizations to Values Based Results.” Bo also co-hosts “The Bo and Luke Show” podcast.



    Today We Talked About

    * Management vs. Leadership
    * Military Career
    * Working for the President
    * You Manage Tasks but You Lead People
    * PEDL Leadership Strategy: PARTICIPATE, ENGAGE, DISCUSS & LEARN
    * Leading Remote
    * Letting People Fail
    * Risk Management
    * Working for the President
    * e-Learning
    * The Podcast
    * The 1st 90 days of being a manager
    * Building Systems




    Connect with Bo

    * Podcast
    * Book
    * LinkedIn
    * Website



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    Live@Manning Graph Data Science Conference


    Discover the power of graphs! Tune-in to the live@Manning Graph Data Science conference, this Feb 16 to hear talks from data scientists explaining how, where, and why to use graph data to your advantage.

    Register for free here: https://www.ageekleader.com/graph #datascience

     






     

    • 40 min
    AGL 189: AI and the Feeling Economy with Ming-Hui Huang, PhD

    AGL 189: AI and the Feeling Economy with Ming-Hui Huang, PhD

    About Ming-Hui Huang, PhD
    Distinguished Research Fellow at the Center for Excellence in Service at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, and Distinguished Professor, Department of Information Management, College of Management, National Taiwan University. A leading researcher and frequent contributor to both academic and managerial journals in AI and service, she is also Editor-in-Chief Elect of the Journal of Service Research (JSR). Learn more about their new book, The Feeling Economy: How Artificial Intelligence Is Creating the Era of Empathy (Springer International Publishing; January 2021), at https://www.amazon.com/Feeling-Economy-Artificial-Intelligence-Creating/dp/3030529762.



    Today We Talked About


    * AI
    * Economy
    * Mechanical AI, Technical AI, Feeling AI
    * Covid
    * Feeling
    * Empathy
    * Self-learning
    * Fear
    * Autonomous AI
    * And a lot more!




    Connect With Ming-Hui Huang

    * LinkedIIn
    * Book
    * Google Scholar



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    • 30 min
    AGL 188: Virtual Events with Jonathan Kazarian

    AGL 188: Virtual Events with Jonathan Kazarian

    About Jonathan
    Jon Kazarian is the founder and CEO of Accelevents, a one stop shop for event organizers who want to create a unique and engaging virtual experience for their audience. In the current environment, many companies are choosing to transition their live events to a virtual format and Jon is the expert when it comes to helping companies making this process as seamless as possible.



    Today We Talked About

    * Jon's background
    * Pivoting a business
    * Why attend virtual events
    * What's the tech behind it all




    Connect With Jonathan

    * Twitter
    * LinkedIn
    * Website



    I hope you enjoyed this show, please head over to iTunes and subscribe and leave me a rating and review, even one sentence will help spread the word.  Thanks again!




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    • 29 min

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157 Ratings

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A great podcast for the technology leader!

This is a great podcast for leaders from all sectors, especially technology leaders. John covers are wide range of topics and they are always spot on! I walk away with nuggets of wisdom and insights from every episode!

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Entertaining, insightful and actionable! 🙌

If you’re a developer, work in technology or have any desire to learn what it’s like to cultivate the skills needed to lead a technology team - this is a must-listen podcast for you! John does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to building elegant software, leadership, career growth and personal improvement. Each conversation is fun, easy to dive into and levels you up no matter where you are in your journey. Highly recommend listening and subscribing to A Geek Leader!

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