321 episodes

Welcome to Leadership is Changing!

Each week, we and our guests provide information and insights through exploring leading change.

This is taking your leadership to another level by finding the balance between executive excellence and personal well-being through stories that inspire real change.

It’s time to adapt in our fast-moving world when leadership is changing, with your host, Denis Gianoutsos.

Leadership Is Changing Denis Gianoutsos.

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Welcome to Leadership is Changing!

Each week, we and our guests provide information and insights through exploring leading change.

This is taking your leadership to another level by finding the balance between executive excellence and personal well-being through stories that inspire real change.

It’s time to adapt in our fast-moving world when leadership is changing, with your host, Denis Gianoutsos.

    320: Douglas J Utberg - Leadership is a Moral Duty

    320: Douglas J Utberg - Leadership is a Moral Duty

    Leadership goes beyond titles and positions. At this age, anyone can be a leader as long as they continuously inspire people to follow and exemplify the vision. In this episode, Denis and Douglas discuss the virtue of leadership and what it takes to be authentic amidst crises. Striking the balance between showing strength and vulnerability marks an effective leader and if this value is something one hold, it becomes a moral duty to share it with the world.
    On April 20th, 2020, Douglas J Utberg was ascending the corporate ladder as director of the Program Management office at a prominent Technology company. He had just successfully crafted the enterprise security roadmap and influenced Accounting to modernize its project policies when he was abruptly terminated without cause and no notice by the new Chief Information Officer in the middle of the COVID-19 global Pandemic.
    We are in need of more effective leaders in the world. Tune in as Denis and Doug share their insights of defining authentic leaders in this ever-changing world.
    In this episode:
    Douglas shares his “Marvel character” backstory - being 20 years in corporate, the everything perfectly, and then suddenly getting fired.
    Anytime that you're not investing, you're not making money.
    The transition from corporate to entrepreneurship requires a drastic mindset change and readiness to face hurdles you may have never thought of.
    Leadership is about creating a vision and exemplifying it for people to follow. It’s all about value.
    Leadership calls for authenticity, but projecting fear may become detrimental. Balance showing strength and vulnerability.
    The title doesn’t make you a leader. Many people in the position of leadership are not leaders.
    As a real leader, you don’t care about your position or your title. Your concern is about how effective you are.
    Share your talents and abilities to the world. Keeping it to yourself is selfish.

    Key Takeaways:
    The traditional hiring system wastes people’s time
    There is no such thing as paid vacation in entrepreneurship
    Inspiring people to follow makes you a leader, regardless of your position
    Being a leader requires a balance of strength and vulnerability
    Nobody knows the future - anyone who tells otherwise is lying
    Leadership and positinal authority are not related in any way
    People nowadays cannot stand nonsense any longer



    Tweetable Quotes:
    “Leadership is not about being in charge. Leadership is about creating values.” - Julian Hayes II
    “Nobody can see around corners. The only people who say you need to be able to see around corners are people who at some point guessed and were right… Nobody knows the future… and anybody who tells you that they can is lying.” - Douglas J Utberg
    “Leadership and positional authority are not related in any way, shape, or form. So you do not need anyone's permission to be a leader. The thing that defines whether you are a leader is whether people want to follow you. And the thing that defines whether you're a good leader is whether you are actively trying to create continual value for the people who are following you.” - Douglas J Utberg
    “If you have talents and abilities that are of legitimate value to other people, you have a moral duty to bring that out to the world.” - Douglas J Utberg


    Connect with Douglas on https://www.facebook.com/Doug.Utberg (Facebook) and https://www.linkedin.com/in/dougutberg/ (LinkedIn). Check out his https://terminalvalue.biz/ (website) and podcast https://www.terminalvaluepodcast.com (Terminal Value).
    Email: denis@leadingchangepartners.com
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    • 39 min
    319: Ask Denis: Half Time – Change Sides

    319: Ask Denis: Half Time – Change Sides

    We’re now done with half of the year. How has it been for you? It's important to take time out to celebrate success, reflect on learnings, and reset for the second half of the year. In this episode, Denis shares his insights on grabbing the opportunity to craft your game plan to come out smarter and stronger for the coming months. The question now is, what will you do going forward? Listen in!
    In this episode:
    I explain the essence of halftime, just like in sports, where it is the opportunity to get ready, reflect, and reset for the second half of the game.
    I discuss the importance of taking time to reflect on the first half of the year in order to set yourself up for the second half.
    Ask yourself the question - what will you do now to make sure your second half of the year is as successful as the first?

    Key Takeaways:
    Take the opportunity to resent and reflect on what has happened this year
    Rest, reset, and re-ignite in order to achieve success
    Help the team and yourself to see a bigger picture
    Perspective makes all the difference
    Take time out to celebrate your successes and growth in the first half of the year




    Tweetable Quotes:
    "If you can help people see things from a different perspective, just imagine what they might be able to achieve.” - Denis Gianoutsos
    “Take time out to rest, reflect, reset, reignite, and celebrate the first half of the year. Have fun.” - Denis Gianoutsos


    Reach out to Denis:


    Email: denis@leadingchangepartners.com
    Website: http://www.leadingchangepartners.com/ (http://www.leadingchangepartners.com/)
    Leadership Is Changing Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LeadershipIsChanging/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/LeadershipIsChanging/)
    Leadership is Changing LinkedIn Page:
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadership-is-changing-podcast/ (https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadership-is-changing-podcast/)

    • 12 min
    Mashup | Who is Your Favourite Leader? and Why? Leadership is Changing - What does it mean to you? (ft. Dr. Maja Zelihic and Natasha Miller)

    Mashup | Who is Your Favourite Leader? and Why? Leadership is Changing - What does it mean to you? (ft. Dr. Maja Zelihic and Natasha Miller)

    Welcome to our first mashup, where we bring together some of the best critical points brought by my guests. Listen in as they answer the questions - Who is your favorite leader and why? What does leadership change? In today’s episode, we feature Dr. Maja Zelihic and Natasha Miller. Let’s tune in!
    In this episode:
    Dr. Maja Zelihic discusses how his grandfather cultivated her problem-solving skills and virtue of independence at a young age.
    You can be who you want to be as long as you have the qualities for a position with integrity and compassion.
    Years from now, students will have careers that do not exist today. To be adaptable, core leadership skills must be learned.
    Natasha Miller shares how a female orchestra conductor taught her leadership skills with grace and the importance of attire.
    The people in the organization are the most valuable asset to protect and develop.

    Key Takeaways:
    Upbringing matters in cultivating one’s mindset
    Drastically change to get out of the comfort zone
    Learn the core leadership skills to be adaptable
    The people in the organization must feel valued
    It takes time and wisdom to let go of ego


    Tweetable Quotes:
    "Keep in mind, I was coming from a patriarchal society, my grandfather kept telling me you can be whatever you want to be. And as a woman, you always have to be independent, and you always have to him your own money.” - Dr. Maja Zelihic
    “You have to learn the core leadership skills to be adaptable.” - Dr. Maja Zelihic
    “The people in your organization are the absolute most precious gem to protect and develop.” - Natasha Miller
    “Bigger success happens when you're able to let go of that mask and that ego and realize that it actually is doing you a service rather than a disservice. So, again, that takes time that comes with time and wisdom.” - Natasha Miller


    Reach out to Denis:


    Email: denis@leadingchangepartners.com
    Website: http://www.leadingchangepartners.com/ (http://www.leadingchangepartners.com/)
    Leadership Is Changing Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LeadershipIsChanging/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/LeadershipIsChanging/)
    Leadership is Changing LinkedIn Page:
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadership-is-changing-podcast/ (https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadership-is-changing-podcast/)

    • 16 min
    317: Julian Hayes II - Holistic Leadership

    317: Julian Hayes II - Holistic Leadership

    As leaders, we must work on ourselves to be more effective and efficient. In today’s episode, Julian Hayes II shares his thoughts on slowing down to account for the fast-paced environment and setting performance standards for their goals. He advises us to pay attention to our health and set boundaries so we can live a life of thriving.
    Julian Hayes II is an author, an executive health and corporate wellness consultant, and the founder of The Art of Fitness and Life. His mission is to help entrepreneurs, executives, and high-achieving individuals live healthier, richer, and longer lives so they can run around with their great-great-grandchildren—not just see them. This mission is accomplished through precision performance longevity.
    The word “selfish” has a bad connotation, but listen in as Denis and Julian discuss how this can be a virtue and even be the critical factor to being at an optimal state and exuding abundance.


    In this episode:
    Julian shares how his life experiences prompted him to step up and become a leader.
    He discusses how it is vital to be proactive instead of reactive regarding health and fitness.
    Take a closer look into your habits and understand the difference between existing and thriving.
    Leaders today need to have a high IQ and EQ to succeed in today's fast-paced world.
    Leaders should slow down to speed up and take the time to analyze their decisions before making them.
    Julian discusses how being selfish and setting boundaries are essential and that doing so allows us to be much more effective and efficient leaders.
    He describes the two critical points to acquire as part of our habits - regeneration and priming.

    Key Takeaways:
    Small things compound, so pay attention and think ahead
    Do not underestimate the importance of sleep
    Leaders should be malleable on the way to reaching goals
    Sometimes, we need to slow down to speed up
    Schedule your health habits like it’s an important meeting
    Exude abundance by pouring into yourself first



    Tweetable Quotes:
    “Sometimes, you have these little issues that come up, right? And I look at it like a crack in the dam. It's so insignificant, so small, that we just kind of overlook it. And we just go about our way. And then all of a sudden, this small crack leads to massive flooding in the corporate setting and leads to massive corporate issues.” - Julian Hayes II
    “Leadership now is being a much more holistic and well-rounded individual who has a high EQ and IQ as well, to both balance those things.” - Julian Hayes II
    “This world is so fast now. And it's easy to get caught in that. And you just start going at warp speed. And you get in the cycle of just doing things. But you don't take the time to even analyze. Is this the right thing to do? Do we need to slightly pivot to maybe make this a more efficient thing?” - Julian Hayes II


    Connect with Julian on https://twitter.com/thejulianhayes (Twitter) and https://www.linkedin.com/in/julianhayesii/ (LinkedIn). Check out https://theartoffitnessandlife.com/ (The Art of Fitness and Life).
    Email: denis@leadingchangepartners.com
    Website:http://www.leadingchangepartners.com/ ( http://www.leadingchangepartners.com/)
    Leadership Is Changing Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/LeadershipIsChanging/ ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/LeadershipIsChanging/)
    Leadership is Changing LinkedIn Page:
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadership-is-changing-podcast/ (https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadership-is-changing-podcast/)

    • 35 min
    316: Ask Denis: Stealing The Learning Experience

    316: Ask Denis: Stealing The Learning Experience

    If someone tells you the highlights of a movie you were about to watch, wouldn’t that spoil your experience? This is why we should allow others to go through the experience themselves. In today’s episode, Denis explicates how this example rings true when it comes to learning. As leaders, we must allow the team to go through the learning process instead of merely telling them what to do. Leaders should be present but not always in control, allowing their staff to have the opportunity to learn on their own. Listen in!
    In this episode:
    I explain how stealing the learning experience can be applied to personal and professional situations.
    I share the three reflection questions from a learning experience.
    I discuss how leaders sometimes must let go to allow others to learn.

    Key Takeaways:
    Allow others the opportunity to learn so they can grow and develop their skills.
    Leaders should not steal learning experiences from their staff
    Observation and reflection are essential parts of the learning process
    Reflection is vital to help learn from mistakes
    Be there to support your team as they grow


    Tweetable Quotes:
    "We need to step back and allow people to learn.” - Denis Gianoutsos
    “We shouldn't steal that learning experience. We should allow people to have that learning experience for them to grow.” - Denis Gianoutsos
    “Think about what you want to do with your teams and how you want to develop them. Give them the opportunity to learn. Stop stealing their experience.” - Denis Gianoutsos


    Reach out to Denis:


    Email: denis@leadingchangepartners.com
    Website: http://www.leadingchangepartners.com/ (http://www.leadingchangepartners.com/)
    Leadership Is Changing Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LeadershipIsChanging/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/LeadershipIsChanging/)
    Leadership is Changing LinkedIn Page:
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadership-is-changing-podcast/ (https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadership-is-changing-podcast/)

    • 11 min
    315: Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez - Leaders Are Not Prepared For A Changing World

    315: Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez - Leaders Are Not Prepared For A Changing World

    Embracing change is critical for leaders of today. In the fast-paced world we live in, not only do leaders need to learn to pivot with the times, but they also need to balance executive excellence with personal wellbeing.
    World-leading project management champion and strategy implementer, Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez has transformed project management into one of the central issues of every CEO's 2030 agenda. Author of the Harvard Business Review Project Management Handbook, the featured HBR article The Project Economy Has Arrived, and four other books, Antonio is the creator of concepts such as the Project Economy and the Project Manifesto.


    In this interview, Antonio and I share advice on how to embrace change and navigate disruptions as a leader. We discuss the challenges of leading an organization while not having direct reports.


    You don’t want to miss this one. Tune in for more insights on how to be successful in today's world.


    In this episode:
    Find out more about Antonio’s background as an author, speaker, and advisor on projects and change
    How Antonio transformed project management into one of the central issues of every CEO's 2030 agenda
    CEOs today have more projects than they have employees
    Due to automation, the importance of prioritizing projects has surpassed other areas of management such as operations
    In today’s world, being a leader of a project is more important than a person who's a direct leader
    Tips on how to lead an organization in a changing world
    Become a professional in your domain; invest in yourself, develop yourselves, and become world-class in your field
    How to become a successful leader: Follow successful people and ask for advice



    Key Takeaways:
    The key focus for CEOs and senior leaders in today's world is managing projects and leading an organization in a changing world
    Project management has become more important than operational management, and leaders need to be more influential to get their teams to do their jobs
    Becoming a leader is a marathon, not a sprint
    Leaders need to be patient and invest in themselves to learn and grow
    Leaders should be around successful people to learn from them



    Tweetable Quotes:
    “I think projects are critical. Project management is critical for every leader to understand.” - Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez
    “One of the biggest challenges that CEOs and senior leaders have today around the world, is that they have more projects than employees. Because they launch so many initiatives.” Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez


    Connect with Antonio on http://linkedin.com/in/antonionietorodriguez (LinkedIn), https://twitter.com/anietorodriguez (Twitter). Visit his website antonionietorodriguez.com and his personal website thefocusedorganization.com
    Watch him on Youtube at The Project Economy by Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez
    Other Resources Mentioned:
    https://marshallgoldsmith.com (Marshall Goldsmith)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Mulally (Alan Mulally)



    Email: denis@leadingchangepartners.com
    Website: http://www.leadingchangepartners.com/ (http://www.leadingchangepartners.com/)
    Leadership Is Changing Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LeadershipIsChanging/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/LeadershipIsChanging/)
    Leadership is Changing LinkedIn Page:
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    • 32 min

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Important podcast

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