186 episodes

On the Leadership Junkies Podcast, we explore leadership, business, and personal growth to help you grow your business and live a richer life. One thing we know about leadership - You can’t grow your business bigger than you. We believe that leaders have to put their people first. If you take care of your people, your people will take care of your business. Get ready for conversations that will challenge your thinking and help you transform your leadership and your business. Welcome to your bigger business, and bigger life.

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On the Leadership Junkies Podcast, we explore leadership, business, and personal growth to help you grow your business and live a richer life. One thing we know about leadership - You can’t grow your business bigger than you. We believe that leaders have to put their people first. If you take care of your people, your people will take care of your business. Get ready for conversations that will challenge your thinking and help you transform your leadership and your business. Welcome to your bigger business, and bigger life.

    182. Jeff and Craig | End of Season Wrap-Up

    182. Jeff and Craig | End of Season Wrap-Up

    Jeff and Craig reminisce about podcasting over the past two years, including guests, topics, and lessons learned.
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    • 40 min
    181. David Wood | What’s Your Mouse in the Room: Leading With More Humility, Vulnerability and Intimacy

    181. David Wood | What’s Your Mouse in the Room: Leading With More Humility, Vulnerability and Intimacy

    Do you want to grow your business? Are you willing to grow yourself in order to grow your business? Are you willing to be uncomfortable? In what ways would you and your business grow IF you were 30% more courageous?
    Our special guest David Wood will answer these and other questions about personal growth, leadership, entrepreneurship and courageous leadership.
    David Wood is a former consulting actuary to Fortune 100 companies. He built the world’s largest coaching business, becoming #1 on Google for life coaching and coaching thousands of hours in 12 countries around the globe.
    As well as helping others, David is no stranger to overcoming challenges himself, having survived a full collapse of his paraglider and a fractured spine, witnessing the death of his sister at age seven, anxiety and depression, and a national Gong Show! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgKwAJieQes).
    He coaches high-performing business owners to double revenue, and their time off by focusing on less and being 30% more courageous in their business or career.
    Show NotesEpisode highlights…

    Understanding role of vulnerability and authenticity in true influence and leadership

    Role of humility in leadership

    Relationship between humility and intimacy in leadership

    Practice more revealing to create more intimacy, influence and trust

    Power of authentic relating in life and leadership

    Practicing vulnerability in leadership

    Vulnerability is risk, but worth it (especially in leadership)

    Shifting the question from what could go wrong to what could go right

    Role of patterns in life, relationships and leadership

    Impacts of preambles in communications and relationships

    Using ownership language in your relationships and leadership

    Being 30% more courageous in your business and leadership

    The trap of being comfortable and strategies for being intentionally uncomfortable

    Why playing it safe is the most dangerous thing you can do

    Critical question: What’s one thing you’re willing to do in the direction of your dreams?

    Importance of dignity for yourself and others in leadership

    Resources:
    David Wood (public@focus.ceo)


    David Wood Website

    Free Gifts from David Wood

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    • 54 min
    180. Shaahin Cheyene | Rapid Business Growth: Leveraging the Realities of Doing Business Online

    180. Shaahin Cheyene | Rapid Business Growth: Leveraging the Realities of Doing Business Online

    Do you want to learn more about ways to do business online? Are you looking for strategies to achieve rapid growth in your business? Do you want to become a better storyteller and build more influence into your business and marketing?
    Our special guest Shaahin Cheyenne will answer these and other questions about entrepreneurship, business growth and doing business online.
    Shaahin Cheyenne has been called many things in his life including the “Willy Wonka of Generation X,” but his favorite is simple: the world’s leading Amazon industry expert.
    Shaahin is the Founder of the brain nutrition startup Accelerated Intelligence (AI). He’s also an award-winning business mogul, author, filmmaker and inventor of Herbal Ecstacy, the nootropic that sparked the (100% legal) Smart Drug Movement.
    His serial entrepreneurial career has spanned more than 30 years, earning over $350 Million. His Amazon products have outpaced Fortune 500 companies’ sales on the platform, selling millions of units worldwide. Many of these multi-million-dollar companies noticed, which led Shaahin to become one of the world’s most sought-after Amazon experts.
    Shaahin’s Amazon sales approach for start-ups and Fortune 500’s is the same approach he uses to accelerate his own success: a mix of proprietary software, Amazon promotions, copywriting, Amazon ads and social proof.
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    Show Notes
    Episode highlights…

    What it means to be truly invested in your idea

    Being relentless as an entrepreneur (and never accepting “no”)

    Importance of having a mentor as an entrepreneur

    Vital role of influence in business and entrepreneurship

    Understanding Amazon as the great business equalizer

    Ways that innovation can be the kiss of death in business

    Influence driven by telling a better story

    Ways that larger companies are leveraging online marketing to grow their businesses

    Leadership lessons from an e-commerce influencer and mogul – it’s not about being liked, the need to be fair and allow your people to make mistakes

    Strategies for creating a culture that allows people to learn from making mistakes

    Leveraging the Pareto Principle (the 80/20 rule) to grow your business

    Good design is found in the white space, including life design

    Power of living and leading in the flow space (and ways to get into the flow space)

    Importance of having multiple streams of income

    Role and importance of being a decision architect to grow your business

    Realities and challenges for service-based businesses when it comes to rapid growth and exit

    Resources:

    Shaahin Cheyenne (darkzess@gmail.com)


    Shaahin Cheyene Website

    Free Amazon Course – Email Shaahin at darkzess@gmail.com and mention Leadership Junkies in the subject line

    Amazon Mastery Course


    Billion: How I Became the King of the Thrill Pill Cult Book by Shaahin Cheyene


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    • 59 min
    179. Tallal Gondal | Turbocharge Your Networking and Results Through Power of Authentic Relationships

    179. Tallal Gondal | Turbocharge Your Networking and Results Through Power of Authentic Relationships

    Do you want to be a world-class networker and build quality relationships? Are you ready to build authentic relationships based upon human connection? Do you want to learn the keys to building relationships that matter?
    Our special guest Tallal Gondal (Leicester, England) will answer these and other questions about networking, relationship building and accelerating your outcomes through the power of relationship.
    Tallal Gondal is the author of the #1 International Bestselling book TurboCharged Networking, which shares the message that Care, Value and Service are the 3 TurboChargers to building human connection, and human connection is critical to networking and building authentic long-term relationships.
    Tallal is also a speaker, and his mission is to help people cultivate the mindset and develop the skillset to become world class networkers in their personal lives and business lives.
    Tallal’s super passions are building relationship equity, creating holistic success, and cultivating a savage mindset. Tallal is also a maths lecturer, a boxing coach and enjoys reading non-fiction and watching UFC.
    He loves going to the gym, driving fast cars and has an unhealthy relationship with protein shakes. Tallal lives in Leicester, England, with his wife, 2 kids and 2 cats.
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    Show Notes
    Episode highlights…

    Understanding the power of relationships in overcoming obstacles and achieving your objectives

    Need for vulnerability in asking for help or support from your relationships

    Importance of building relationships before you need them

    Role of care, value and service in building human connection and relationships

    Being intentional in your relationship building

    Why human connection is the foundation of valuable relationships

    What it means to genuinely care in your relationship building (intention / heart)

    Importance of curiosity in networking and relationship building

    Relationship building must be genuine and authentic

    Integrating personal and business in your networking and relationship building

    Value in relationship building is about mindset of helping others

    Role of emotional safety in networking and relationship building

    Creating a safe space by going first with vulnerability

    Be curious about the world in order to add value to others from what you learn and can share

    Relationships are a life asset and resources for others

    Power of why questions in networking and relationship building

    Service foundation in networking is the actions you take to serve others

    Systematizing your relationship building and follow ups

    Understanding the “savage mindset” – unbreakable, unshakeable and unstoppable

    Networking and building relationships is all about building human connection

    Resources:

    Tallal Gondal


    TurboCharged Networking Website


    Turbocharged Networking Book by Tallal Gondal

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    • 54 min
    178. Matt Ward | Grow Your Relationships, Grow Your Business, Grow Your Life

    178. Matt Ward | Grow Your Relationships, Grow Your Business, Grow Your Life

    Do you believe in the power of relationships? Are you looking to grow your relationship building strategies and skills? Do you want to grow your business via high quality word-of-mouth referrals?
    Our special guest Matt Ward will answer these and other questions about relationship building, networking and high value referrals.
    In 2002 Matt Ward began working with business owners through his digital marketing agency, inConcert Web Solutions, to improve their bottom line, gain more clients, and grow their respective businesses. He sold his agency in 2018 so that he could focus on helping businesses get more word-of-mouth referrals!
    Matt's the author of MORE...Word of Mouth Referrals, Lifelong Customers & Raving Fans, and his newest book, The High-Five Effect: How To Do Business With People Who Bring You Joy, which was released October 2021.
    Matt believes that creating deeper and more meaningful connections will result in more word-of-mouth referrals. He personally uses this philosophy in his own business. Since 2002 Matt has spoken at hundreds of business events, seminars, trainings, conferences, and associations, including Score, The Better Business Bureau, The National Paving Expo, and the Vacation Rental Success Summit in Toronto, Canada.
    Matt is a professional member of the National Speakers Association and the host of the popular small business-centered podcast, The Mass Business Podcast!
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    Show Notes
    Episode highlights…

    Differently understanding networking and relationship building

    Strategies for networking more effectively

    Power of building relationship-based referral partners

    Stop looking for customers and clients at networking events

    Understanding the difference between leads and referrals

    Being the connector to add value to others

    Role of trust in networking, relationship building and creating referral partners

    Challenges when building relationships with a numbers focused mindset

    Strategies for building top of mind awareness

    How to consider reciprocity in networking and relationship building

    Chasing joy in relationships instead of chasing business

    Dos and don’ts of handwritten notes

    Importance of continuing to keep your network warm

    Understanding trigger points and touch points in relationship building

    Using CRMs and other tools to enhance your relationship building efforts

    Keys to incredible relationships – genuinely care and be genuinely curious

    Foundations of generating consistent and valuable relationships

    Role of effective 30-second commercials and elevator pitches

    Be wary of the word “you” in your networking and relationship building

    The 10 x 10 approach to leveraging your networking and relationship building

    Make it personal in your networking

    Resources:

    Matt Ward


    High Five Effect Website

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    • 1 hr
    177. Anna Liebel | Connecting With Your Leadership Zone of Genius

    177. Anna Liebel | Connecting With Your Leadership Zone of Genius

    Are you looking to grow your leadership? Do you want to be a more impactful leader? Are you ready to tap into your zone of genius as a leader?
    Our special guest Anna Liebel (Reykjavík Iceland) answers these and other questions about leadership, vulnerability and self-leadership.
    Anna Liebel is the creator of what she calls the Zone of Genius and her mission is to live happily and help others choose to do the same. As a Mindshifter, she helps male leaders in tech get out of the firefighter mode, become the proactive Leaders they want to be, and enjoy the ride as they go.
    Anna's background is in engineering and project management, and back in the corporate days, she met too many brilliant humans who acted as stressed, overwhelmed managers-firefighters. She is committed to shifting the workplace practices to empower these brilliant humans to become the Genius Leaders they can be.
    Her practice is highly customized to address the needs and the current situation of every Leader Anna works with. The main goal is to create a safe space for the leaders to explore new practices, learn to understand themselves and others better and get the support they have been lacking while being the go-to person for everyone else in their organizations. As her clients put it, "it's a real luxury to be selfish for this one hour per week and have space to focus on myself and my needs only.”
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    Show NotesEpisode highlights…

    Unique challenges for men in leadership

    Vital role of vulnerability in leadership

    Differently understand vulnerability in leadership

    Vulnerability is the opposite of control

    Key challenges for men to be vulnerable in their leadership

    Sustainable leadership leads to happier and healthier workplaces, with families and in communities

    Differently understanding the alpha male story

    Sustainable leadership starts with doing the inside work first

    Role of boundaries in impactful leadership

    Today’s workforce is more often working too much rather than not enough

    Importance of curiosity in leadership

    Self-leadership and self-inclusion in overall leadership

    Ways your inner compass helps you steer the storms of life

    Strategies for enhancing your sense and practice of self-inclusion as a leader

    Differently navigating fear as a leader

    Importance of self-care for leadership (especially men)

    Exploring your Zone of Genius as a leader

    Knowing and claiming your gifts

    Cost of taking care of everyone else without embracing your own self-care

    Importance of creating space between your initial reaction and your thoughtful response

    Role of self-awareness and pattern spotting in your leadership

    Taking your power back in your leadership

    Becoming more aware of your triggers in order to amplify your leadership

    Resources:
    Anna Liebel


    Anna Liebel Website

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    • 1 hr 6 min

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49 Ratings

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The best conversations on leadership!

Craig, Jeff, and their stellar guests shine the brightest of lights on what it means to be a leader! You’ll get tons of actionable advice and tangible tips, but you’ll also get heaps of inspiration from truly engaging individuals that have been where you are and want to see you succeed. Thanks for putting out such a superb show, gentlemen!

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Jeff and Craig aren't afraid to peel back the layers and show what true leadership looks like. I love how they discuss a variety of topics to help you embody intrinsic leadership.

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