33 episodes

Classic management training and techniques focus on the technical aspects of business. These are important, but they’re no substitute for what really creates and sustains value—the people who make it all possible. | Lead the People provides you with a roadmap to realizing your full potential as an authentic people leader. In each episode, Dr. Matt Poepsel—aka The Godfather of Talent Optimization—and his guests explore a wide range of leadership topics and trends in an informative and engaging way. | If you're pressed for time, you prefer practical applications over abstract concepts, you're seeking a playbook for how to lead, and you want to feel that you're making tangible progress every day—Lead the People was built just for you. | While the path to becoming an authentic people leader isn’t easy, it’s an effective and extremely rewarding way to make a greater impact in your work and in your life. | More about Matt: http://mattpoepsel.com

Lead the People Matt Poepsel, PhD

    • Business

Classic management training and techniques focus on the technical aspects of business. These are important, but they’re no substitute for what really creates and sustains value—the people who make it all possible. | Lead the People provides you with a roadmap to realizing your full potential as an authentic people leader. In each episode, Dr. Matt Poepsel—aka The Godfather of Talent Optimization—and his guests explore a wide range of leadership topics and trends in an informative and engaging way. | If you're pressed for time, you prefer practical applications over abstract concepts, you're seeking a playbook for how to lead, and you want to feel that you're making tangible progress every day—Lead the People was built just for you. | While the path to becoming an authentic people leader isn’t easy, it’s an effective and extremely rewarding way to make a greater impact in your work and in your life. | More about Matt: http://mattpoepsel.com

    #33: Self-Discovery with Dr. Richard Shuster

    #33: Self-Discovery with Dr. Richard Shuster

    Dr. Richard Shuster is a clinical psychologist, TEDx speaker, and CEO of Your Success Insights, which helps individuals, corporations, and athletes achieve balance and peak performance. He is also the host of The Daily Helping with Dr. Richard Shuster: Food for the Brain, Knowledge from the experts, Tools to Win at Life which is regularly downloaded in over 150 countries. Dr. Shuster’s clinical expertise and podcast have been featured in such publications as The Huffington Post, NBCNews.com, Men’s Health, Cosmopolitan, and others. He is also the president of Every Kid Rocks, Inc., a 501c3 which helps schools provide therapy services to children.

    Top 3 Takeaways


    Awareness comes in many flavors. Personal discovery can come from intentional reflection, a growing sense of discontent or disengagement, or a life-changing event. However it happens, pay attention!
    Show up. When in doubt, take action. By being active and doing something—anything—you increase the likelihood of creating connections and new opportunities to engage and create value.
    Think like a child. Never lose your sense of wonder and amazement. Try to always look at the world with fresh eyes, and whenever you have the opportunity, ask questions to increase your understanding and broaden your perspective.

    From the Source

    “Being in a car accident really started to meet down this transitional path towards really taking a look at what was important, what my values were, what mattered and, and moving toward a career path that fulfilled me in my soul as well as in my pocket book.“

    “When you let yourself be open to experiences and open to possibilities, things happen.”

    “There was no agenda around this. I wasn't trying to sell stuff. It was just that I was going to help. I was going to help some people, and that was really the first kind of spark for me.”

    “No matter how many pandemics there are, no matter how many political scandals, no matter how many setbacks, how many unexpected illnesses or whatever else, life throws at you. If you are in alignment with your values and you love what you're doing, you're going to weather that storm.“

    “What makes kids really unique is that they have an exuberance and a sense of fascination with all kinds of things.”

    Connect with Richard

    Website: https://drrichardshuster.com

    Podcast: https://drrichardshuster.com/business-portfolio/the-daily-helping-podcast/

    Every Kid Rocks nonprofit: http://everykidrocks.org/

    References

    “Food Fight” trivia game content: https://www.thedailymeal.com/eat/kids-favorite-least-favorite-packed-school-lunches-gallery

    • 23 min
    #32: Three Things with Trey Taylor

    #32: Three Things with Trey Taylor

    Trey is CEO of Taylor Insurance Services & Managing Director of Trinity | Blue. His experience derives from fields as diverse as technology, venture capital, & commercial real estate. As a keynote speaker, he has addressed attendees at the Human Capital Institute, & the Ascend Conference. He holds a Bachelors degree in History from Emory University, & a Juris Doctor degree in Tax & Corporate Transactions from Tulane. He recently published his first book: A CEO Only Does 3 Things.

    Top 3 Takeaways


    Leaders Live in 3D—Trey has a view that leaders are comprised of intellectual, emotional, and identity dimensions. The three are highly connected, and it’s key to understand these both in ourselves and in our people.
    The essentials are key—Three things matter most for a CEO: culture, people, and the numbers. Ensure that these are solid before you move on to other matters.
    Learn to delegate—Your ability to scale your business and to experience real joy in your life relies on your ability to delegate effectively. Make it a point to get good at giving your work and accountability to your team.

    From the Source

    “You can't manage someone until you manage yourself, and you can't manage yourself until you understand yourself.“

    “You have to understand: how do you intellectually respond to challenges, how do you emotionally respond to challenges, and where do those two things come from? They come from an identity that you hold.“

    “Every organization has a culture whether you intend to have one or not.“

    “If we fix the culture and we get the right people in the door then the numbers are proof that the first two things are in alignment.“

    “The burnout that [clients] are feeling is a direct result of the unwillingness to let go of both ends of the stick.”

    “Your team is not an extension of yourself. Your team is an extension of the mission of the company.”

    “If you want to grow the business, grow your people, and feel a lot more joy come into your life, delegation is the first thing.“

    “If you can't delegate to someone, you either have the wrong heart or the wrong team. And one of those has to change.“

    Connect with Trey

    Book Website: http://www.aceoonlydoesthreethings.com

    Book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/CEO-Only-Does-Three-Things/dp/B09HMYRD78/

    Newsletter: http://www.plantyourflag.live

    Trinity Blue Consulting: https://trinity-blue.com/

    Personal Website: http://www.trey-taylor.com

    Links

    “(Wall) Street Smarts”: https://www.top-business-degrees.net/30-greatest-living-geniuses-in-business/

    • 25 min
    #31: Self Leadership with Kamini Wood

    #31: Self Leadership with Kamini Wood

    Kamini Wood is the founder and CEO of Live Joy Your Way and the AuthenticMe® RiseUp program. An international best-selling author Kamini is driven to support both high performing teens and adults heal the relationship with themselves  and to stop outsourcing their self-worth. Kamini says she messes with the way people think in order to help them gain clarity and deep self-acceptance to move forward professionally and personally.

    Top 3 Takeaways


    Replenish for the win—High achievers are particularly susceptible to spreading themselves thin in pursuit of positive results. Remember to rest and recuperate when needed.
    Accentuate the positive—Resist the urge to dwell on what you could’ve done better. Take the opportunity to appreciate what you’re doing right and determine how you can take that to the next level.
    Develop complementary strengths—The act of leadership and developing others has the win-win effect of boosting your own capabilities. Help one another get better for twice the success.

    From the Source

    “When we're trying to do it all, we end up depleting ourselves in such a fashion that we, we actually are, are working from an empty cup.“

    “At some point we've got to replenish, otherwise we don't have anything else to put into the thing that we're working towards.”

    “I really try to talk to my clients about recognizing that self compassion is an act of self-fullness not self-ishness.”

    “We don't have to go it alone. We don't have to be isolated. We can ask for other people's opinions or maybe they've had a similar experience that we can build off of.”

    “I truly believe that we learn when we are teaching others. Sometimes, when we are teaching others or leading others, we are actually stepping into those things for ourselves.”

    “I think the pandemic has taught us this concept of really learning how to give ourselves grace as the environment changes, that some things are outside of our control, and it’s focusing back on What is within my control? What do I have the ability to do? How do I choose to show up?”

    Connect with Kamini

    Website: http://www.kaminiwood.com 

     Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsauthenticme/ 

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/itsauthenticme/

    • 25 min
    #30: Leadership Archetypes with Eric Rogell

    #30: Leadership Archetypes with Eric Rogell

    Eric Rogell is the host of the Warriors, Lovers, Kings, and Heroes podcast. He’s a sought after corporate speaker, bestselling author, and he shows executives and entrepreneurs highly effective strategies to break through barriers, forge mental toughness, and inspire and engage their teams to be more capable, more confident, more connected.

    Eric has interviewed hundreds of people including celebrities, athletes, entrepreneurs, and military vets. He gets them to dive deep into their stories and all the memories, lessons, failures and triumphs that made them the success they are today. These are valuable insights that collectively paint a picture of what great leaders are made of.

     Top 3 Takeaways


    Find yourself in the story—You’re the protagonist, the hero, of your own story; recognize that your storyline likely follows the structure of Joseph Campbell’s classic Hero’s Journey.
    Strike a balance—Carl Jung believed that we have within us both Warrior and Lover tendencies. By embracing and integrating our hard and soft sides and skills, we can amplify our leadership ability.  
    Be genuine for the win—When you’re able to tap into your full essence, you’re able to be completely authentic in your leadership and your results and your relationships will improve in kind.

    From the Source

    “One of the things I loved was stories of fantasy and comic books and science fiction and myths.“

    “When do I need to be more Warrior and then support with that Lover side? When do I need to come in as the Hero and just be selfless and those kinds of things.”

    “These traits that the warriors have, things like courage and boldness and being a Maverick and risk-taking and adventurer leadership, being a guardian and a steward, those kinds of things really are our Warrior.”

    “There are great things in this Lover side, this heart side that really takes whatever it is the Warrior has now driven towards—ambition and drive; those warrior traits and now makes it flourish and thrive—become come abundant.”

    “When you look at that Warrior side, it was just, ‘Hey, we've made a decision.’ I didn't have to come in guns, blazing swords, drawn, mad.”

    Connect with Eric

    Website: http://www.ericrogell.com

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericrogell

    • 34 min
    #29: Lead Like a Bee with Shannon DelVecchio

    #29: Lead Like a Bee with Shannon DelVecchio

    Shannon DelVecchio has always been drawn to many things—running, hiking, gardening, photography, writing, reading, travel, and most recently—beekeeping. She’s at her happiest and most fulfilled not by mastering a specific hobby/topic/task that she loves, but LEARNING about it. Beekeeping hit Shannon’s radar in December 2019 when her husband registered for "Bee School" that Winter. The pair became the proud keepers of 10,000 bees on April 18th, 2020. 

    Top 3 Takeaways


    Embrace the learning curve—Like beekeeping, leadership is a deep subject; commit to making the investment of time and energy required to excel in the craft.
    Seek to create optimal conditions—As a leader, you can’t directly control the outcome, but you can take steps to create an optimal environment that will increase your team’s likelihood of success.
    Excitement is contagious—Teams can become abuzz (sorry about that) with energy and enthusiasm if you let them; stoke the flames of excitement about your mission and your team achievements whenever you can.

    From the Source

     “The running joke with beekeepers is if you ask 10 beekeepers one question you'll get 11 answers.“

     “I am literally blind to the colony's behavior as they go about their work inside in complete darkness.”

     “The more excited a scout bee appears, the more likely other bees will go out and check out this new location. And when they come back, if they're excited, they start dancing as well.”

     “The queen is not the dictator, and your colony actually can get to a point where they've decided the queen is failing us and we are actually going to prepare to replace her.”

     Connect with Shannon

     Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shannon.w.delvecchio

     Links

     “Hive Help Wanted” trivia source: ​​https://www.hobbyfarms.com/9-hive-jobs-of-honey-bees-2/

    • 24 min
    #28: A Leader's Journal with Kim Ades

    #28: A Leader's Journal with Kim Ades

    Kim Ades is the Founder of Frame of Mind Coaching™ and The Journal That Talks Back™. Recognized as a pioneer in the field of leadership coaching and thought mastery, Kim uses her unique philosophy and quirky coaching style to help leaders identify their blind spots and learn to direct their thinking to achieve extraordinary results. Author, speaker, entrepreneur, coach, and mom of five, Kim’s claim to fame is teaching her powerful coaching process to leaders, executives, and entrepreneurs worldwide.

    Top 3 Takeaways


    Feeling Good is Fundamental—If you want to perform at your best, you’ve got to feel good about what you’re pursuing. Life’s too short to chase goals that don’t resonate with your deepest sense of purpose.
    Write it Out—Journaling allows you to slow things down and capture your thoughts in an unobstructed flow. Then you can step back and see them in a more open way to broaden your perspective.
    Dig Deep—Go beyond the surface level to examine the emotions tangled up in your experiences. Don’t just dwell on decisions and actions, but get down to the emotional why behind them.

    From the Source

    “When people aren't reaching the goals they want to reach, it simply means they're not lined up with the goal or the desire.“

    “Journaling allows us to deposit our thoughts, step back, and look at them from a greater vantage point.“

    “it's really very useful for leaders to understand that in order to truly maximize the potential of your people, you absolutely need to look at the beliefs they have around everything they're doing.”

    “Our fingers can't write or type as fast as our brains go. They just can't. It's physically not possible. And so what happens when you're journaling is you're actually slowing down your mind.”

    “Now you're really digging in. You're really going beneath the surface of your original journal and you're examining, how do I really think or feel about that? Why did that happen? What is the pattern that's going on? Why did I respond that way? What's actually happening?“

    Connect with Kim

    Website: frameofmindcoaching.com

    Website: thejournalthattalksback.com

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimades/

    • 23 min

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