Leadership is a responsibility not a position…so what we need is more people with leadership skills and the capacity to have a voice of leadership when and where needed. We can learn a LOT about leadership from experienced leaders in business, non-profits, government and all industries. This podcast is intended to hear how experienced leaders developed their own brand of leadership and what others can do to develop leadership capabilities. Learning the difficult balancing act of effective leadership through compassionate accountability is at the core of this podcast.
Dr. Mira Brancu – Don’t be Over Mentored and Under Sponsored
Dr. Mira is a consulting psychologist, leadership coach, writer, speaker a refugee and an immigrant. Her message is to build relationships that will help your career and encourage you to lean into being uncomfortable. 4 years ago, she and a friend decided to dedicate time, money, and effort to supporting women in leadership roles. She committed 20% of her companies resources to this mission and was recognized by the Triangle Business Journal's 2021 Corporate Philanthropy Award because of these efforts. She has authored over 40 publications and delivered over 50 scientific and educational presentations. She has helped countless military veterans overcome PTSD and other mental health challenges. You can schedule a free consultation with Dr. Mira here: brancuassociates.com/schedule-free-consultation
Dan McClure - One Trick Pony That Adds Tremendous Value
Dan McClure refers to himself as a ‘choreographer’ that helps businesses overcome complex and overwhelming problems. Early in life he realized he had a single talent that enjoys the thrill of solving seemingly unsolvable challenges. Through creativity and an ability to engage diverse people he helps organizations ‘dance to the same music’. His first encounter with this need was personal. He was an engineer that lacked the capability to understand the importance of minute details. In response, he wrote a computer program to do it for him. A career was born that opened his eyes to the possibilities to reinvent the way we perceive the world. Contact Dan through LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/mccluredc And his website: https://www.innovationecosystem.com/
Gina Hardy - Create Your Own Path
Gina Hardy is the CEO of the North Carolina Joint Underwriting Association and North Carolina Insurance Underwriting Association where the motto for working there is – It’s a Mission NOT a Position! The word used to describe her leadership - UNICORN. She demonstrates leadership with HEART every day. Listen to her stories that describe how leadership through grace creates loyalty, teamwork, and success. In 2022, North Carolina Governor, Roy Cooper, awarded her The Order of the Long Leaf Pine, highest honor awarded to recognize persons who have made significant contributions to the State of North Carolina.
Lisa Morton - Admit it, Fix it, Move on!
>Lisa Morton puts a different twist on the meaning of PR - instead of public relations she calls it PURPOSEFUL RELATIONSHIPS! She exemplifies the value of values within an organization...and what she values are relationships!She started her entrepreneurial adventure as a young girl when she was given a bucket and sponge and told to go make some money washing cars. Her first lesson – make enough money to pay for the bucket and sponge then you can start to pocket some profits. These simple lessons have served her well as the leader of her marketing firm for over 25 years. She is completely commitment to community. After two terrorist attack in Manchester, England, one in 1996 and another 5 years ago, she mobilized to help wherever she could. To this day her business, community and relationships are all interconnected to make the world a better place to live.
Dr. Kenya Odour - Dig Deep to Understand the Problem
Dr. Kenya Odour is an expert in HUMAN FACTORS - the study of humans in the context of work. Dr. Kenya applies her experiences, experimental psychology and industrial engineering to develop the most usable, effective and efficient technology solutions for her clients. Doing this through a team of experts and partners requires great leadership. For more on Dr. Odour:Company Website: https://leangeeks.net/ LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/kenya-oduor-phd-02a63a
Heather Dominic - From Shadows to Strength - Grace AND Grit!
Heather Dominick found herself in distress and overwhelmed while she achieved financial and growth SUCCESS as an entrepreneur. HOW she became successful was not working for her. As a lifelong learner and purposeful teacher, she decided to teach herself. Her Course in Business Miracles is founded in the research in highly sensitive people. 20% of the population are highly sensitive and this can be overwhelming. Listen to how Heather overcame this high sensitivity and now helps other highly sensitive entrepreneurs apply their strengths to be more effective in life and as leaders. You can take a quiz on sensitivity here: https://www.businessmiracles.com/hse-quiz/free/Website: https://www.businessmiracles.com/
Every leader needs to listen to this show!
I have spent 20yrs working to develop my own leadership skills. Dr. Gary McGrath cuts right through the noise and gets to heart of what leaderships today need to know.
Great conversation and great stories
I had the honor and privilege of being a guest on Dr. Gary’s podcast recently. He was an excellent host. We have lots in common and shared some great stories that each came with a key lesson. Gary made sure the lesson came through to deliver solid value for his listeners. As I listened to several other episodes, it became clear that he has a real gift for extracting these kinds of golden nuggets of wisdom for his audience. It was a great experience and I hope I get the chance to guest on his show again!