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Transform leadership success with 'LEADOVATION: Reimagine. Facilitate. Flourish.' This podcast, ideal for executives and HR professionals, offers a unique blend of innovative leadership strategies and practical insights. Dive into a world where reimagining traditional approaches, facilitating effective solutions, and flourishing in a dynamic business environment are key.
Each episode is packed with real-world examples and actionable advice, addressing challenges like employee engagement, workload management, and rapid organizational growth. Whether you're advancing your career or driving company success, 'LEADOVATION' is your guide to sustainable leadership excellence.

Leadovation Dean Newlund, Mission Facilitators International

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 54 Ratings

Transform leadership success with 'LEADOVATION: Reimagine. Facilitate. Flourish.' This podcast, ideal for executives and HR professionals, offers a unique blend of innovative leadership strategies and practical insights. Dive into a world where reimagining traditional approaches, facilitating effective solutions, and flourishing in a dynamic business environment are key.
Each episode is packed with real-world examples and actionable advice, addressing challenges like employee engagement, workload management, and rapid organizational growth. Whether you're advancing your career or driving company success, 'LEADOVATION' is your guide to sustainable leadership excellence.

    Laura Bull: How to Transform Your Personal Brand into a Powerful Business Brand

    Laura Bull: How to Transform Your Personal Brand into a Powerful Business Brand

    About Laura Bull:

    Laura Bull is a CEO, bestselling author, and brand strategist known for transforming personal brands into competitive, sustainable business brands. She spent ten years with Sony Music Entertainment, becoming one of its youngest executives at twenty-eight. Laura spearheaded artist development and marketing for globally recognized brands like Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, and Johnny Cash. A veteran of the music industry, she has served on the National Advisory Board for Musicians On Call for over a decade.

    An Amazon bestselling author in categories like Women in Business and Marketing, Laura's book "From Individual to Empire: A Guide to Building an Authentic and Powerful Brand" teaches what it takes to become a powerful influencer. She redefines “influencer” by expanding its scope offline, highlighting positive psychology in branding, and introducing a proprietary Brand Matrix. Laura is also a consultant, speaker, and adjunct professor, holding a BBA from Belmont University and a Master of Liberal Studies from Southern Methodist University.



    In this episode, Dean Newlund and Laura Bull discuss:

    The significance of authentic personal branding in scaling a business and enhancing trust with clients
    Strategies for overcoming the fear and impostor syndrome associated with becoming the face of a brand
    Laura Bull's three-phase process of developing a powerful personal brand, including internal audit and strategic implementation
    The branding challenges faced by celebrities and indicators for when a rebrand is necessary
    How generational perspectives shape the understanding of brand importance and authenticity



    Key Takeaways:

    Personal branding requires overcoming fear and impostor syndrome, focusing instead on authenticity and connection with your audience.
    A systematic approach to personal branding can significantly impact consumer awareness and is essential in client acquisition and retention.
    The development of a brand must be aligned with the business owner's long-term vision and requires a strategic and thoughtful process to resonate with the target audience.
    Knowing when and how to rebrand is crucial for keeping up with market changes and ensuring cost-effectiveness and timely adaptability.
    It's essential to strike a balance between maintaining authenticity and setting privacy boundaries in your branding strategy, which can reinforce trust in your professional narrative.



    "I help individuals gain clarity and confidence in transforming their personal brands into business ones, navigating the delicate balance between public image and personal authenticity.” — Laura Bull



    Don’t miss out on Laura’s Book “From Individual to Empire: A Guide to Building an Authentic and Powerful Brand”

    Link: https://a.co/d/bfWqtTE 

    (Details on Amazon and here: https://www.thebrandmgmt.com/the-book )

    Free download - Brand Checklist at www.thebrandmgmt.com



    Connect with Laura Bull: 

    Website URL: www.thebrandmgmt.com

    Instagram (personal): https://www.instagram.com/thelaurabull/

    Instagram (company): https://www.instagram.com/thebrandmgmtco/

    Twitter (personal): https://x.com/thelaurabull?lang=en

    Twitter (company): https://twitter.com/thebrandmgmtco

    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/laurabullbranding





    See Dean’s TedTalk “Why Business Needs Intuition” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEq9IYvgV7I



    Connect with Dean:

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgqRK8GC8jBIFYPmECUCMkw

    Website: https://www.mfileadership.com/

    The Mission Statement E-Newsletter: https://www.mfileadership.com/blog/

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

    X (Twitter): https://twitter.com/deannewlund

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

    Email: dean.newlund@mfileadership.com

    Phone: 1-800-926-7370



    Show notes by Podcastologist: Hanz Jimuel Alvarez

    Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.

    • 38 min
    Daniel Todd: How to Scale Your Culture While You Grow Your Business

    Daniel Todd: How to Scale Your Culture While You Grow Your Business

    About Daniel Todd:
    Daniel Todd is a highly accomplished entrepreneur with a wealth of experience in mobile advertising, digital marketing, and business strategy. As the CEO of Influence Mobile, Daniel has a track record of creating positive work environments that have earned his companies numerous "Best Places to Work" awards. With two companies that have been placed on the Inc. 5000 list and recognition from publications such as Puget Sound Business Journal, Daniel has proven his ability to lead companies to success. As a monthly contributor to Inc.com and Entrepreneur.com, Daniel is a recognized thought leader in the fields of entrepreneurship, marketing, and business growth.
    With his expertise in culture, leadership, team building, entrepreneurship, and remote work, Daniel would be an excellent fit as a guest on podcasts with an audience of CEOs and founders. Furthermore, his experience as a mentor and adviser to dozens of startups through the Disney Accelerator and TechStars programs, along with his previous role as co-founder of online media company Zango, has equipped him with a unique perspective and set of skills that would make him an invaluable guest on any podcast.

    In this episode, Dean Newlund and Daniel Todd discuss:
    Effective strategies for scaling company culture in tandem with business growth
    The critical role managers play in maintaining a robust company culture and the generational perspectives on work-life balance and the shift towards valuing leisure
    The transformative influence of AI on the workforce and potential benefits for employees
    The effects of AI and digitalization on reading, writing, and critical thinking skills essential for leadership
    Introducing Daniel Todd's new podcast, 'Remote Revolution', focused on how CEOs build and improve company culture

    Key Takeaways:
    Company culture must scale strategically with business growth, and this requires collective leadership and innovative engagement methods to maintain a productivity-driven yet enjoyable workplace.
    Managers play a critical part in fostering culture, especially in smaller businesses, and the judicious use of in-person events can bridge the gaps that remote work might create, even with financial constraints.
    Seminars and authenticity in communication are key in a virtual setup, where frequent, genuine conversations lead to deeper connections and a robust, agile work culture.
    CEOs need to find equilibrium in their roles, seeking feedback and hobbies outside their corporate responsibilities to sustain personal health and ultimately contribute to better company results.
    As AI reshapes the workforce, the need for employees to upskill quickly becomes apparent, while the persisting value of reading and writing stands out in cultivating leadership capabilities.

    "We're not just building a company; we're cultivating a community, and every conversation, every connection, matters.” — Daniel Todd


    Connect with Daniel Todd:
    Website URL: https://www.influencemobile.com/
    Podcast: https://legendarypodcasts.com/daniel-todd/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danieltodd/

    See Dean’s TedTalk “Why Business Needs Intuition” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEq9IYvgV7I

    Connect with Dean:
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgqRK8GC8jBIFYPmECUCMkw
    Website: https://www.mfileadership.com/
    The Mission Statement E-Newsletter: https://www.mfileadership.com/blog/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deannewlund/
    X (Twitter): https://twitter.com/deannewlund
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/deannewlund/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MissionFacilitators/
    Email: dean.newlund@mfileadership.com
    Phone: 1-800-926-7370

    • 40 min
    Joanne Newlund: Launching Leadovation with Intuitive Coaching

    Joanne Newlund: Launching Leadovation with Intuitive Coaching

    About Joanne Newlund:
    Joanne Newlund is a coach and facilitator at Mission Facilitators. She works to help individual leaders and their teams understand, use, and perfect their leadership and the creative side of leading teams and companies. Joanne has advanced training in executive coaching, and emotional intelligence, and has owned and led several successful businesses. At Mission Facilitators, she is a senior associate with experience in coaching and facilitating team-building training for small to large companies, such as Microsoft, Boeing, Parker Aerospace, San Marco Unified School District, ExxonMobil, HonorHealth, Salt River Project, and Geiger-Cribbins.
    Joanne’s belief matches McKinsey and Company’s 10-year global study of senior knowledge workers that found employees who spend the most time trusting their intuition and experiencing the creative state of “flow" are up to five times more effective than their counterparts.
    Joanne’s three-part process overlays her coaching, speaking, and training.
    1. Discovering. Getting to the ‘root cause’ by listening and asking probing questions,
    2. Preparing. Developing game plans for her clients,
    3. Leading. Reframing and suggesting new approaches.
    Joanne speaks on leadership, using intuition in decision-making and team building. She has traveled worldwide and led or owned healthcare, design, and home construction companies. She spends most of her time now in Bend, Oregon, or Phoenix, Arizona.

    In this episode, Dean Newlund and Joanne Newlund discuss:
    The importance of fostering creativity, active listening, and the establishment of connection through intuitive coaching practices.
    Adapting leadership and innovation strategies in a rapidly changing technological landscape and workforce demographic.
    Tackling the psychological challenges in innovation, emphasizing the essential balance of work, rest, and mindfulness.
    Incorporating play and purpose into leadership to prevent burnout and to embrace change with enthusiasm and adaptability.
    Providing listeners with practical advice, innovative tools, and compelling examples to transform leadership and encourage personal growth.

    Key Takeaways:
    Talent and creativity in podcasts serve as sources of inspiration, as well as reflective opportunities to maximize one's potential.
    The synergy of a shared vision fosters a productive work environment, which is essential for couples working together professionally.
    Embracing a rebranding that resonates with the evolving landscape of leadership reflects the need for discourse on broader themes to remain relevant in business.
    Leadership and innovation extend beyond mere skills; they require a mindset that cultivates creativity, adaptability, and the capacity to embrace rapidly advancing changes.
    Understanding and harnessing the power of brain science can empower individuals to manage the pace of innovation without succumbing to the pressures of constant change.

    "You have to take the time to allow yourself to play, to be able to refill yourself.” — Joanne Newlund


    Connect with Joanne Newlund:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joanne-newlund
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joanne.newlund
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jnewlund/

    • 40 min
    Chris Dyer: Culture Is Not Art, It’s A Science

    Chris Dyer: Culture Is Not Art, It’s A Science

    About Chris Dyer:

    Chris Dyer is a recognized company culture and remote work expert. As a former CEO managing thousands of people, his companies consistently were named the best place to work. They have also been named a fastest growing company by Inc Magazine 5 times. Chris routinely consults and speaks, and Inc Magazine ranked him as the #1 Leadership Speaker on Culture. He has three best-selling books The Power of Company Culture and Remote Work and has been named #5 on the LeadersHum Power List, a Top 50 Voice in Leadership, a Top 40 Change Management Guru, a Top 50 Global Thought Leader, and a Top 50 leadership podcast, Top 50 HR Leaders Shaping the Future of Work, and a Top 101 Global Employee Engagement & Experience Influencers by Inspiring Workplaces and Work Buzz, just this year.

    As a keynote speaker, his goal is to inspire audiences with a straightforward delivery, insightful candor, and engaging humor. His talks leave audiences permanently transformed, offering innovative perspectives on leadership to improve company culture and empower organizations to discover new successes. Countless companies have unlocked productivity, performance, and profits by implementing his 7 Pillar Strategy.



    In this episode, Dean Newlund and Chris Dyer discuss:

    Creating and maintaining a strong organizational culture in a hybrid work environment.
    Prioritizing employee well-being while maintaining high performance.
    Balancing between leadership and followership.
    Transparency, trust, and sense of belonging among remote workers.
    Misconceptions about leadership and the importance of empathy.



    Key Takeaways:

    Culture is defined by the norms and unseen behaviors of how work gets done. The speakers emphasized that culture isn't just the visible aspects like company values, but the unwritten rules and expectations around things like decision-making, communication styles, and handling challenges.
    Prioritizing work-life balance and avoiding burnout is important for engagement. Leaders need to actively prevent overwork and create flexibility.
    Leadership can be developed from within through small, project-based opportunities. Giving employees a chance to lead temporary projects and tasks helps identify potential and build skills with less pressure.
    Transparency and daily check-ins are important for building a remote culture. Regular communication that is open about challenges and priorities helps remote employees feel informed and connected to decision-making.
    Rather than getting lost in technical details, leaders should help employees understand how innovations may shape their work overall so they can adapt mentally to ongoing disruption.



    "Culture is the norms and behaviors and the unseen things that happen or don't happen when we get our work done.” — Chris Dyer



    Connect with Chris Dyer: 

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisdyer7/

    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@chrisdyer.com

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrispdyer7/ 

    Twitter (X): https://twitter.com/ChrisPDyer

    Website: https://chrisdyer.com/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chrispdyer7

    YouTube: https://youtu.be/NtgtkAoGgT4





    See Dean’s TedTalk “Why Business Needs Intuition” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEq9IYvgV7I



    Connect with Dean:

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgqRK8GC8jBIFYPmECUCMkw

    Website: https://www.mfileadership.com/

    The Mission Statement E-Newsletter: https://www.mfileadership.com/blog/

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

    X (Twitter): https://twitter.com/deannewlund

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

    Email: dean.newlund@mfileadership.com

    Phone: 1-800-926-7370





    Show notes by Podcastologist: Hanz Jimuel Alvarez



    Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.

    • 44 min
    Wendi Swanson: The DNA of a Leader

    Wendi Swanson: The DNA of a Leader

    About Wendi Swanson:

    Wendi Swanson, currently living in Orlando, is an internationally recognized strategic leadership consultant, facilitator, and program developer, with a focus on unleashing the heartbeat of every organization—its people. Through authenticity and intentionality (with a little edge!), Wendi encourages a human-centered approach to growth, dials down on change systems, and redefines what it means to be a leader.

    For the last two decades, she has worked with executive leaders to develop high-potential teams and organizational growth strategies. She has facilitated workshops using simultaneous (concurrent) translation in Russian, French and Spanish and has worked with companies in Russia, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Korea, and the United States.

    Wendi has worked with companies such as Godiva Chocolatier, Best Buy, Yankee Candle, Ashley Furniture, David Yurman New York, La-Z-Boy Home Furnishings, and more. Wendi has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley.



    In this episode, Dean Newlund and Wendi Swanson discuss:

    The challenges leaders face in inspiring followership and driving meaningful change post-COVID
    The importance of a human-centered approach to growth and redefining leadership
    The impact of AI and today's fast-paced market on leadership competencies
    The shift towards remote work and the challenges of maintaining company culture and effectively leading hybrid teams
    The growing movement of people rediscovering themselves, their purpose, and their relationships with others



    Key Takeaways:

    Leaders must adapt to the significant changes in the workforce brought about by COVID-19, such as the reduction in the market and the shift towards remote work and innovation.
    The hybrid work model has led to challenges in maintaining company culture and effectively leading teams, raising concerns about the long-term sustainability of this model and its impact on mental health and human connection.
    Leaders who intentionally invest in people, creating impact through influence and inspiration, can make a difference in culture and productivity.
    Effective coaching involves understanding the underlying mindsets and behaviors that impact performance, rather than simply telling someone to sell more or work harder.
    Changing employee beliefs about products or services is key to hitting sales targets, which can be achieved through positive and negative customer experiences that demonstrate the value of what's being offered.



    "Leadership can be measured through the willingness of others to follow and the impact a leader has on their team.” — Wendi Swanson



    CATCH WENDY’S WORKSHOP:

    Wendi is leading a live 2-day workshop designed to provide a blueprint to brick-and-mortar retailers around the world, that helps them to adapt to the changing landscape so they can provide a differentiated CX that surges sales. The workshop is in Orlando Florida on July 30-31. Click here for more information and to register.

    Link: https://etymongroup.com/services/events/



    Connect with Wendi Swanson: 

    Website URL: https://etymongroup.com/

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

    Wendi is leading a live 2-day workshop designed to provide a blueprint to brick-and-mortar retailers around the world, that helps them to adapt to the changing landscape so they can offer a differentiated CX that surges sales. The workshop is in Orlando Florida on July 30-31. Click here for more information and to register. Events - Etymon Group





    See Dean’s TedTalk “Why Business Needs Intuition” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEq9IYvgV7I



    Connect with Dean:

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgqRK8GC8jBIFYPmECUCMkw

    Website: https://www.mfileadership.com/

    The Mission Statement E-Newsletter: https://www.mfileadership.com/blog/

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

    X (Twitter): https://twitter.com/deannewlund

    Facebook: https:/

    • 43 min
    Dr. Marcelo Hochman: What You Can Do to Fix the Broken Healthcare System: A Doctor’s Perspective

    Dr. Marcelo Hochman: What You Can Do to Fix the Broken Healthcare System: A Doctor’s Perspective

    About Dr. Marcelo Hochman:

    Dr. Marcelo Hochman is a well-known speaker and double Board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon on a mission to build better medicine for patients and doctors, not just better business.  Recognized by CNN, WSJ, and USA Today, Dr. Hochman led the national charge on providing PPE for medical staff during Covid and is the president of Indedocs, an organization founded to help provide more options for patients and doctors and disrupt the controlling and limiting healthcare bureaucracy.



    In this episode, Dean Newlund and Dr. Marcelo Hochman discuss:

    The challenges of leading a company, building a team, or enhancing your personal brand when dealing with injuries or illnesses
    The benefits of independent healthcare practices for both care providers and patients
    The significance of physician autonomy in preventing burnout and the challenges faced by doctors working within large healthcare systems
    The importance of exposing medical students and residents to private practice to foster fulfilling medical careers
    The financial challenges faced by hospitals and the goal to provide alternative healthcare options



    Key Takeaways:

    Independent physicians offer patients more personalized care, with better access, quality, and convenience compared to large hospital systems.
    Smaller, private practice outpatient facilities can provide more efficient and personalized care compared to hospital-run outpatient centers, which are often volume-driven.
    Eliminating non-compete agreements, revising certificate of need laws, and incentivizing charity care through tax credits for physicians could transform healthcare in rural states.
    Employment in system medicine often leads to frustration and burnout, while independent practice allows for autonomy and patient-focused care.
    Despite the trend of physicians becoming employed, there are still opportunities for independent practice, such as the repeal of certificate of need laws and the banning of non-compete clauses.



    "Patients prefer the ease of access, convenience, and continuity of care that independent practices provide.” — Dr. Marcelo Hochman



    Connect with Dr. Marcelo Hochman: 

    Website URL: https://drhochmanspeaks.com/

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





    See Dean’s TedTalk “Why Business Needs Intuition” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEq9IYvgV7I



    Connect with Dean:

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgqRK8GC8jBIFYPmECUCMkw

    Website: https://www.mfileadership.com/

    The Mission Statement E-Newsletter: https://www.mfileadership.com/blog/

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

    X (Twitter): https://twitter.com/deannewlund

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

    Email: dean.newlund@mfileadership.com

    Phone: 1-800-926-7370





    Show notes by Podcastologist: Hanz Jimuel Alvarez



    Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

Zen_Owl ,

A Must-Listen Podcast for Every Leader and Entrepreneur

LEADOVATION is an an exceptional podcast for anyone who wants to enhance their leadership abilities and achieve success in business. Dean Newlund and his guests provide a wealth of knowledge and expertise on a range of topics, including business, leadership, relationships, and life. The conversations are thought-provoking, insightful, and offer new ideas that I can use in my own life and work. The diversity of guests is impressive, and each episode is filled with wisdom and aha moments that inspire me to be a better leader, team member, and employee.

The Yielding Warrior ,

Connection

As a practitioner of meditative and martial arts with a deep appreciation for the power of intuition, I find "The Business of Intuition" by Dean Newlund to be an invaluable resource. Dean, through Mission Facilitators International, has crafted a podcast that resonates profoundly with the principles of The Yielding Warrior.

In each episode, Dean explores the pivotal role of intuition in the business realm, a concept that aligns seamlessly with the yielding principles we practice. By interviewing a diverse array of business leaders, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders, Dean unveils how intuition complements traditional data-driven approaches, fostering a balanced and holistic decision-making process.

What sets this podcast apart is Dean’s ability to draw out practical, real-world applications of intuition in business. His conversations are not only engaging but also enlightening, offering insights that mirror the transformative power of mindfulness and meditative practices we advocate at The Yielding Warrior.

Listening to "The Business of Intuition" feels like a natural extension of our practice—integrating mental clarity, emotional regulation, and strategic yielding into the fast-paced business environment. It’s a reminder that intuition, much like the meditative arts, is a powerful tool for navigating complex challenges and enhancing overall performance.

For anyone within our community, or those looking to incorporate intuitive wisdom into their professional life, this podcast is a treasure trove of insights and inspiration. Dean Newlund’s thoughtful guidance and the stories shared by his guests provide a compelling case for the integration of intuition into business strategy and leadership.

Margie Oleson ,

Breath of Fresh Air!

What a delight to listen to episode after episode and hear realistic, boots-on-the-ground knowledge and experiences of what's really happening in organizations - inside the human experience of leaders and their teams. We should be talking about this each and every day. Dean Newlund's podcast is like one long Ted Talk. Fantastic!

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