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In this podcast, we discuss all things related to leadership. I can help you become the kind of leader that you want to follow. We will talk about leadership in business, the home, and politics. Your host: Darin Gerdes.

    7 KEYS TO BECOMING A BETTER LEADER [EPISODE 217]

    7 KEYS TO BECOMING A BETTER LEADER [EPISODE 217]

    In this episode, I provide 7 keys to becoming a better leader. • I talk about how to become a better leader at work. • I'll provide seven key steps that will help you become a better leader. • I talk about inspiration, motivation, and organizational culture. This applies to being a better leader in school, being a better small group leader, team leader or being a better leader at work. • I talk about how to be a great manager and how to be a great leader. If you want to be a better leader, you don't want to miss this. Great leaders do things differently if you want to be a better manager, listen to the seven steps that I lay out here. The steps are not À la carte You must complete all seven steps; you must use all seven keys. You will learn how to manage people and be a better leader if you employ all seven keys. In this episode I talked about a top 10 list of books. You can find them here: https://www.daringerdes.com/the-professors-picks-top-10-books-on-management/ If you enjoyed this episode, please consider subscribing and tell others who might benefit from this podcast. I would like to hear from you. You can leave a comment below. I would like to hear if this was useful. Contact me on Twitter or Gettr @daringerdes or leave a video message: https://flipgrid.com/leadersmith Join our FACEBOOK COMMUNITY and continue the discussion there: https://www.facebook.com/groups/learnleadership/ or Join our LinkedIn community: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13966891/ WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO HEAR? Reach out with a comment or question: https://forms.gle/fJP6ym4LDxJrKX2c8

    • 14 min
    HOW DID PRESIDENT ZELENSKYY UNITE THE WORLD?  PART II [EPISODE 216]

    HOW DID PRESIDENT ZELENSKYY UNITE THE WORLD?  PART II [EPISODE 216]

    Ok, if you are watching this, you watched Part I where you learned Zelenskyy’s formula for uniting the world behind him as Russia invaded Ukraine and Zelensky united the Western Word behind him. In this episode I continue to unpack his speeches to show you how he did it. In all I cover roughly 30 speeches.

     

    I wrote a book on President Zelenskyy because I found him to be an intriguing leader.  You can find it here on Amazon:

    https://www.amazon.com/Need-Ammunition-Not-Ride-Volodymyr-ebook/dp/B09VVW3NSV/ref=sr_1_1?crid=6YHOEVZ983NQ&keywords=i+need+ammunition%2C+not+a+ride&qid=1647625321&s=digital-text&sprefix=%2Cdigital-text%2C4098&sr=1-1

     

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    • 50 min
    HOW DID PRESIDENT ZELENSKYY UNITE THE WORLD? [EPISODE 215]

    HOW DID PRESIDENT ZELENSKYY UNITE THE WORLD? [EPISODE 215]

    The Russian-Ukraine war has raged for more than 8 weeks now. He has been the leader of the free world in defending democracy from aggression. How did he unite and unify the world? What did he say that caused the world to rally to his cause? In this episode (and the parts that follow) I will unpack his speeches to show you how he did it.

    I wrote a book on President Zelenskyy because I found him to be an intriguing leader.  You can find it here on Amazon:

    https://www.amazon.com/Need-Ammunition-Not-Ride-Volodymyr-ebook/dp/B09VVW3NSV/ref=sr_1_1?crid=6YHOEVZ983NQ&keywords=i+need+ammunition%2C+not+a+ride&qid=1647625321&s=digital-text&sprefix=%2Cdigital-text%2C4098&sr=1-1

     

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    • 24 min
    IS PRESIDENT ZELENSKY A GAY SATANIST? NO! HERE IS THE PROOF. [EPISODE 214]

    IS PRESIDENT ZELENSKY A GAY SATANIST? NO! HERE IS THE PROOF. [EPISODE 214]

    IS PRESIDENT ZELENSKYY GAY? A SATANIST? NO! HERE IS THE PROOF [EPISODE 214]

    The Russian-Ukraine war has raged for  more than 7 weeks now. I wrote a book on President Zelenskyy because I found him to be an intriguing leader.  You can find it here on Amazon:

    https://www.amazon.com/Need-Ammunition-Not-Ride-Volodymyr-ebook/dp/B09VVW3NSV/ref=sr_1_1?crid=6YHOEVZ983NQ&keywords=i+need+ammunition%2C+not+a+ride&qid=1647625321&s=digital-text&sprefix=%2Cdigital-text%2C4098&sr=1-1

    Since I wrote the book, I now get emails and DMs that ask, “Don’t you know Zelenskyy is a Nazi?” or “Is Zelensky a Soros plant?”  Or my personal favorite, “I saw this video where he was dancing in drag. He is a gay Satanist.”

    I will address each of these in turn. In the last episode I debunked the Nazi question. In today’s episode, I will address the gay and Satanist questions.

    Here are the links I talked about in this episode:

    Laura Logan calling Zelensky a puppet linked to the Nazis and occult:

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/lara-logan-claims-e2-80-98puppet-e2-80-99-zelensky-was-e2-80-98selected-e2-80-99-in-unhinged-rant-linking-ukraine-to-the-nazis-and-the-occult/ar-AAV5QEz?ocid=uxbndlbing

    Russia Retweeting Laura Logan for their propaganda:

    https://twitter.com/CoE_Russia/status/1505529137607417856

    Los Angeles Blade Article explaining that Zelensky was mocking Russia:

    https://www.losangelesblade.com/2022/03/08/ukrainian-presidents-queer-parody-riles-american-evangelicals/

    Reddit Meme:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/insanepeoplefacebook/comments/t9tik2/zelensky_is_satan/

    Compare for yourself.

    Are you parroting Russian propaganda? Where did you get your information? Don’t be a useful idiot. Triangulate on the truth and rely on verifiable sources.

    Here is RT (Official Russian news in English).

    https://www.rt.com/on-air/

    By the way, you should know that the Russians passed a law penalizing the intentional spread of “fake news” with up to 15 years in prison. The law was designed to, “prevent the discrediting of the armed forces of the Russian Federation during their operations to protect the interests of the Russian Federation and its citizens, maintaining international peace and security.” The law made it illegal “to make calls against the use of Russian troops to protect the interests of Russia.”

    Source: https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-fake-news-military-invasion-independent-media/31735798.html

    Moreover, more than 15,000 Russians have been jailed for protesting the war in Ukraine over the last two months. Some were even jailed for holding up blank signs.

    Source: https://www.newsweek.com/russia-ukraine-war-invasion-protests-police-arrest-activists-holding-blank-signs-paper-1687603?fbclid=IwAR0L_eDsj52OrCvqMt_C48lZhdVpGgKWGtXQoIpRfqucWk3Sna4jnTtdTZc

    They banned Twitter, Facebook, and Google so Putin can control the narrative.

    Think about that before spreading Russian talking points.

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    • 18 min
    IS PRESIDENT ZELENSKYY A NAZI? NO! HERE IS THE PROOF (Part II) [EPISODE 213]

    IS PRESIDENT ZELENSKYY A NAZI? NO! HERE IS THE PROOF (Part II) [EPISODE 213]

    The Russian-Ukraine war has raged for 6 weeks now. I wrote a book on President Zelenskyy because I found him to be an intriguing leader.  You can find it here on Amazon:

    https://www.amazon.com/Need-Ammunition-Not-Ride-Volodymyr-ebook/dp/B09VVW3NSV/ref=sr_1_1?crid=6YHOEVZ983NQ&keywords=i+need+ammunition%2C+not+a+ride&qid=1647625321&s=digital-text&sprefix=%2Cdigital-text%2C4098&sr=1-1

     

    Since I wrote the book, I now get emails and DMs that ask, “Don’t you know Zelenskyy is a Nazi?” or “Is Zelensky a Soros plant?”  Or my personal favorite, “I saw this video where he was dancing in drag. He is a gay Satanist.”

    I will address each of these in turn. In today’s episode, I will address the Nazi accusation.

    I will address it on two levels: Personally and governmental.

    Here are the links I talked about in this episode:

    Snopes: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/zelenskyy-nazi-iron-cross/

    https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2022/mar/25/facebook-posts/zelenskys-shirt-bears-emblem-ukraine-armed-forces-/

    Anti-Defamation League: https://www.adl.org/education/references/hate-symbols/iron-cross

    FactCheck.org https://www.factcheck.org/2022/03/the-facts-on-de-nazifying-ukraine/

    Victoria Cross: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Cross

    US Distinguished Flying Cross: https://archive.ph/kkQmy

    English Language Russian News: https://www.rt.com/on-air/

    English Language Ukrainian News: https://uatv.ua/en/projects/11473-en-2/

     

    Historian’s statement: https://jewishjournal.com/news/worldwide/345515/statement-on-the-war-in-ukraine-by-scholars-of-genocide-nazism-and-world-war-ii/

     

    Compare for yourself. Are you parroting Russian propaganda? Where did you get your information? Don’t be a useful idiot. Triangulate on the truth and rely on verifiable sources.

     

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    I would like to hear from you. You can leave a comment below.  I would like to hear if this was useful.

    Contact me on Twitter or Gettr @daringerdes or leave a video message: https://flipgrid.com/leadersmith 

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    • 8 min
    IS PRESIDENT ZELENSKYY A NAZI? NO! HERE IS THE PROOF (Part I) [EPISODE 212]

    IS PRESIDENT ZELENSKYY A NAZI? NO! HERE IS THE PROOF (Part I) [EPISODE 212]

    The Russian-Ukraine war has raged for 6 weeks now. I wrote a book on President Zelenskyy because I found him to be an intriguing leader.  You can find it here on Amazon:

    https://www.amazon.com/Need-Ammunition-Not-Ride-Volodymyr-ebook/dp/B09VVW3NSV/ref=sr_1_1?crid=6YHOEVZ983NQ&keywords=i+need+ammunition%2C+not+a+ride&qid=1647625321&s=digital-text&sprefix=%2Cdigital-text%2C4098&sr=1-1

    Since I wrote the book, I now get emails and DMs that ask, “Don’t you know Zelenskyy is a Nazi?” or “Is Zelensky a Soros plant?”  Or my personal favorite, “I saw this video where he was dancing in drag. He is a gay Satanist.”

    I will address each of these in turn. In today’s episode, I will address the Nazi accusation.

    I will address it on two levels: Personally and governmental.

    Here are the links I talked about in this episode:

    Snopes: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/zelenskyy-nazi-iron-cross/

    https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2022/mar/25/facebook-posts/zelenskys-shirt-bears-emblem-ukraine-armed-forces-/

    Anti-Defamation League: https://www.adl.org/education/references/hate-symbols/iron-cross

    FactCheck.org https://www.factcheck.org/2022/03/the-facts-on-de-nazifying-ukraine/

    Victoria Cross: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Cross

    US Distinguished Flying Cross: https://archive.ph/kkQmy

    English Language Russian News: https://www.rt.com/on-air/

    English Language Ukrainian News: https://uatv.ua/en/projects/11473-en-2/

     

    Historian’s statement: https://jewishjournal.com/news/worldwide/345515/statement-on-the-war-in-ukraine-by-scholars-of-genocide-nazism-and-world-war-ii/

     

    Compare for yourself. Are you parroting Russian propaganda? Where did you get your information? Don’t be a useful idiot. Triangulate on the truth and rely on verifiable sources.

     

    If you enjoyed this episode, please consider subscribing and tell others who might benefit from this podcast.

    I would like to hear from you. You can leave a comment below.  I would like to hear if this was useful.

    Contact me on Twitter or Gettr @daringerdes or leave a video message: https://flipgrid.com/leadersmith 

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    • 16 min

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