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If you look at the major successes and the massive setbacks you’ve had in your career, they can all be traced back to conversations you either had or didn’t have. In fact, your future and that of your company is determined by the quality of conversations you have with your team, your customers and yourself. This podcast will teach you how to be a better leader through better conversations.

Key Conversations for Leaders John Ryan

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If you look at the major successes and the massive setbacks you’ve had in your career, they can all be traced back to conversations you either had or didn’t have. In fact, your future and that of your company is determined by the quality of conversations you have with your team, your customers and yourself. This podcast will teach you how to be a better leader through better conversations.

    Leading with Integrity & Authenticity with Dr. Mike Horne

    Leading with Integrity & Authenticity with Dr. Mike Horne

    Mike Horne, PhD coaches leaders to avoid, minimize and reduce poor outcomes related to people and culture actions and decisions. Mike is advancing Authentic Leadership in the world, coaching leaders to close the gap between probable and possible, and to bring their best in every situation to spur innovation. Mike is the author of Integrity by Design: Working and Living Authentically.
    Inside This Episode
    The 2 Keys to Leading with Integrity & Authenticity
    The Nearly Irrevocable Cost of Lying
    Recovering When There is a Break of Trust
    Common Barriers to Authenticity
    What To Do If Your Organization Out of Alignment
    Facing the Realities of Corporate Culture
    Why We Need to Make The Grass Greener Where We Are
    Using Values to Scale A Growth-Based Culture
    The Single Most Important Word You Need to Create Authentic Relationships
    Delivering Constructive Feedback
    A Simple Question From Edie Seashore To Expand Your Empathy
    Website: https://mike-horne.com/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikehorne1/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikehorneauthor
    Book: https://mike-horne.com/#ibd-book

    • 24 min
    Inspired Leadership Through Employee Enrichment with Tony Martignetti

    Inspired Leadership Through Employee Enrichment with Tony Martignetti

    Tony Martignetti is a leadership advisor, entrepreneur, idea generator, and people connector. He brings together practical experience, formal training, and extreme curiosity, to elevate leaders and equip them with the tools to navigate through change and unlock their true potential.
    Before becoming a leadership development consultant, he was a finance and strategy executive with experience working with some of the world's leading life sciences companies. Along his journey, he also managed small businesses and ran a financial consulting company. Tony is the host of The Virtual Campfire podcast and the author of the soon to be released, "Climbing the Right Mountain: Navigating the Journey to An Inspired Life."
    Inside This Episode
    How Do We Know If We’re Climbing The Right Mountain?
    The Power Of Navigational Conversations
    Identifying Guideposts On Your Leadership Journey
    The Role Of Emotional Intelligence In Leadership
    How To Embrace Your Past
    Use Struggle To Create Strength
    Don’t Just Engage, Enrich Your Employees
    How To Evaluate Your Leadership Footprint
    How the Ripple Effect Shapes Culture
    Website: https://www.inspiredpurposecoach.com/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tonymartignett1/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyMartignett1
    Book: https://www.inspiredpurposecoach.com/book

    • 25 min
    From Hiring to Inspiring with Julie Bartkus

    From Hiring to Inspiring with Julie Bartkus

    Over the past 20 years, Julie Bartkus has helped leaders across the globe transform their workplace culture from negative and destructive to happy and productive. Julie has identified over 30 staff de-motivators that drain team members of their motivation and has developed The D.R.I.V.E. Method to help leaders attract the right staff to support their vision. Her Total Team Transformation System has propelled leaders out of feeling stuck and lost to experiencing tremendous joy in attracting, interviewing, hiring, motivating and retaining the team of their dreams.
    Inside This Episode
    Where to Start to Hire the Right People
    Challenges of Finding the Right Person
    Common Hiring Mistakes
    Interviewing Strategies
    How to Seamlessly Attract, Recruit and Train a High-Performing Team
    Reducing Turnover
    Building Connection Throughout the Organization
    The Power of Vision in Shaping a Culture
    Website: https://www.juliebartkus.com

    • 25 min
    Person-Centered Leadership with Dr. Mark Goulston

    Person-Centered Leadership with Dr. Mark Goulston

    Dr. Mark Goulston is a psychiatrist, executive coach and consultant to major organizations. Mark is the author or co-author of several books including the international best-selling books: "Get Out of Your Own Way," "Just Listen," "Real Influence" and "Talking to Crazy.” His latest book is called, "Trauma to Triumph: A Roadmap for Leading Through Disruption (and Thriving on the Other Side)."He has contributed to Harvard Business Review, Biz Journals, Business Insider, Huffington Post, Fast Company, Psychology Today and appears widely in the media including CNN, Wall St. Journal, NY Times, Fortune and Forbes. He also appears frequently as a subject area expert on television, radio and podcasts. He hosts his own podcast called “My Wakeup Call” where he interviews influencers about their wakeup calls.
    Inside This Episode
    What is Imposter Syndrome?
    The Antidote to Imposter Syndrome
    The Difference Between Founder CEOs and Professional CEOs
    The Danger of Focusing Too Much on Your Exit Strategy
    The Difference Between Stress and Trauma
    Finding the Lessons From Trauma
    The Power of Gratitude through Struggle
    The VCG Trifecta
    Finding Courage as a Leader
    Beyond Fight, Flight or Freeze
    How to Handle Bullies
    Defeating Self-Defeat
    The Real Reason We Procrastinate
    Using Accountability to Create Massive Results
    Social Leadership
    Defeating Self-Defeat: https://www.himalaya.com/courses/defeating-self-defeat-3129841
    Website: https://markgoulston.com/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markgoulston/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarkGoulston
    Books: https://www.amazon.com/Trauma-Triumph-Roadmap-Disruption-Thriving/dp/1400228379

    • 43 min
    What Great Teams Do Great with David Wheatley

    What Great Teams Do Great with David Wheatley

    David Wheatley is a Principal and Chief Question Asker at Humanergy. He works with leaders who are engaged in transitions to new roles, new scope or improved results. A facilitator, trainer and coach, he has worked for twenty years with government, manufacturing, healthcare, law enforcement, technology and financial institutions. To challenge their thinking and push them ahead, David asks clients the right questions at the right time. He supports organizations through strategic planning and helps them overcome roadblocks using a framework of values-based commitment and stakeholder mapping.
    Originally from Leeds, England, David is a former Scotland Yard police officer. He is a graduate of Hendon Police Academy in London and is a Senior Fellow at the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy. David is the co-author of the books, "50 DOs for Everyday Leadership Lessons Learned the Hard Way (So You Don’t Have To)," and "What Great Teams Do Great: How Ordinary People Accomplish the Extraordinary."
    Inside This Episode
    The Power of Asking Questions
    What Great Teams Do Great
    Why don’t great teams just happen organically?
    Creating Personal Responsibility on a Team
    Common Mistakes When Leading Through a Transition
    The Need for Humility and Vulnerability
    A Simple Question to Get on The Same Page
    How to Shift from Being a Follower to a True Leader
    The Ripple Effect of Culture and Leadership
    Getting It Right the First Time
    Website: https://humanergy.com/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/humanergy/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Humanergy
    Books: https://www.amazon.com/David-Wheatley/e/B08BND9B93/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1

    • 30 min
    Leading Diverse Generations with Dr. Megan Gerhardt

    Leading Diverse Generations with Dr. Megan Gerhardt

    Megan Gerhardt, PhD is a Professor of Management, Director of Leadership Development, and the Robert C. Johnson Co-Director of the Isaac and Oxley Center for Business Leadership at the Farmer School of Business at Miami University. She is also the creator of Gentelligence and the founder of The Gerhardt Group, LLC, a leadership consulting practice.
    Megan has published widely on individual differences, motivation, leadership, and generational differences in the workplace and her work on Gentelligence has been featured on Forbes.com, NBCNews.com, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Inc. Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, MarketWatch, Business Insider and The Houston Chronicle among others. In 2017, her TEDx talk “Why I Love Millennials...and You Should, Too” was released, kicking off the Gentelligence movement. As the creator of the Gentelligence movement, Megan’s work focuses on leveraging individual differences to achieve leadership impact and extraordinary levels of performance.
    Inside This Episode
    Where Does The Conflict Between Generations Come From? 
    What Are Some Of The Unique Challenges When Leading A Generationally Diverse Workforce?
    What Do Leaders Tend To Get Wrong When Managing A Generationally Diverse Workforce?
    A Framework For Understanding Different Generations
    Giving Feedback To Different Generations
    How To Use The Right Lens To Avoid Misunderstandings
    Encouraging Respectful Communication Between Generationally Diverse Employees
    Best Practices For Leading Teams With Older And Younger Generations
    Website: https://profgerhardt.com/
    Website: https://www.poweroftheages.com/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/megangerhardt/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/profgerhardt
    Books: https://www.amazon.com/Gentelligence-Revolutionary-Approach-Intergenerational-Workforce/dp/1538142147

    • 48 min

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Leadership starts on the inside

Success leaves clues and John is helping shorten the learning curve of leadership excellence with this podcast.

Prof_D ,

Deep dive...

Glad this podcast is out there. There are very few high-quality podcasts specific to leadership. Key Convos does a deep dive to go beyond the typical high- level stuff. Plus John Ryan is a great interviewer.

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Leaders Need Conversation

It was an honor to be a part of this show considering the other people that have dropped shiny gems of wisdom for leaders at all levels. Listen to this show and subscribe to it. You won't regret it.

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