54 episodes

The world needs more leaders. Leaders from the past and present share what works, what doesn't, and how you can best lead more people now and in the future.

Leadmore Podcast John T. Meyer

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 37 Ratings

The world needs more leaders. Leaders from the past and present share what works, what doesn't, and how you can best lead more people now and in the future.

    Planning Purposeful Connections with Addie Graham-Kramer

    Planning Purposeful Connections with Addie Graham-Kramer

    While the pandemic crippled many businesses in the event industry, The Event Company bucked the trend and doubled its business last year. In episode 54, founder and CEO Addie Graham-Kramer tells us how.
    Listen in as host John T. Meyer and Addie take us behind the scenes to discuss how her company started, her insight into the future of events, and our burgeoning need for gathering.
    From criminal justice to event planning (02:41)Building business and teams  (10:13)The future of events (13:48)Bucking the trend (17:30)Rapid-fire with Addie (26:44)Learn more about The Event Company.
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    Inspiring Travel with Jim Hagen

    Inspiring Travel with Jim Hagen

    Jim Hagen has worked with four governors to attract visitors to South Dakota, where one out of every 11 people work in the tourism industry. As the state’s Secretary of Travel and Tourism, Jim also lead a global media and marketing team through the pandemic.

    In episode 53, host John T. Meyer and Jim discuss the work of travel and tourism departments, how the South Dakota department navigated uncertainty and helped the state become one of the best performing states in the country.
    Making South Dakota look good (03:05)Take us back 12 months (10:05)Push and pull (17:23)Jim’s outlook on travel (24:10)The front porch to economic development (28:14)Changing culture at the department (33:30)Jim’s top travel picks (36:50)
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    • 47 min
    Better Every Day with John T. Meyer

    Better Every Day with John T. Meyer

    The ideas behind the Leadmore Podcast took form over a year ago. As the pandemic enveloped the world, leaders, as we knew them, went missing in action while others rose to the occasion. Host John T. Meyer knew it was time to give today’s leaders a platform to encourage the leaders of tomorrow, but could he do it for an entire year? 

    In the final episode of Season 1, John discusses the goal and core premise of the show and tells us a series of stories that illustrate a philosophy he calls Better Every Day.
    How and why the show started (01:10)Every Day stories (08:05)A year of Leadmore (18:32)
    Learn more about Robbie Crabtree’s Performative Speaking Course.

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    Covering Inequality with Venessa Wong

    Covering Inequality with Venessa Wong

    When BuzzFeed recognized rising inequality in the wake of the pandemic, the news publisher formed a desk dedicated to the phenomenon, and senior reporter Venessa Wong reframed a decade of experience in business writing to cover its cause and the communities impacted by it. 
    In episode 51, Venessa and host John T. Meyer unpack the growing wealth gap, where her stories start, and her experience in covering anti-Asian racism as an Asian American journalist. 
    How Venessa covers the heavy stuff (01:50)Anti-Asian racism (7:37)Where do you start a story? (17:07)Leaders who listen (25:52)How representation impacts leadership (30:03)Rapid fire with Venessa (38:07)Read Venessa’s BuzzFeed stories about inequality.

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    • 47 min
    Building Community with Joe Bartmann

    Building Community with Joe Bartmann

    Throughout his 20 years in community building, Joe Bartmann learned he had a knack for following legendary leaders. He also recently learned that he’d lived his entire life with autism. In episode 50, Joe and host John T. Meyer discuss Joe’s leadership journey, how he embraces the gap between legendary leaders, and what he’s doing to help others understand autism. 
    Joe’s first community (02:55)Wading into economic development (10:28)Embracing the leadership gap (14:40)Empowering rural communities (18:38)Accepting autism (29:41)A new mission (41:55)
    Learn how Dakota Resources empowers rural communities.

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    • 48 min
    Making Stories More Human with Jackie Hendry

    Making Stories More Human with Jackie Hendry

    Listening leads the storytelling process for Jackie Hendry, host of SDPB’s news program South Dakota Focus. It’s also her superpower. In episode 49, Jackie joins John T. Meyer to discuss what it was like to cover healthcare during the pandemic, the art of storytelling with audio, and what she has learned from interviewing leaders throughout her time at SDPB. 
    You wanted to be a journalist when? (04:37)Coverage during COVID (08:10)Jackie’s new focus on South Dakota (16:48)The power of the human voice (19:54)The balance of preparation (25:00)Listening to leaders (30:10)Rapid fire with Jackie (35:39)
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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

bornwild08 ,

Amazing pod!

John T delivers a terrific mix of his own inspo & knowledge sharing along with captivating guest interviews.
Recommend to absolutely everyone as the value is so high on these listens. LEAD ON!!

ja.karl ,

An encouraging and fun leadership podcast

This podcast brings engaging conversations with successful leaders from all corners, industries, and backgrounds. I’ve learned so much from listening!

Stacie - Fig Tales ,

Challenges the ideas of traditional leadership

John reaches past the traditional CEO role to connect with leaders in all sorts of capacities. Engaging questions keep the podcast moving and John’s natural curiosity unlocks great advice from guests.

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