286 episodes

The world is ever growing faster and more complex. You as a leader do not have the time for mediocracy. You need to be at your best, your team does, as well as your organization. Thus, you need to be peak performers. The Peak Performance Leadership Podcast is here for you to achieve just that.


This weekly podcast will help you find new ways to become the best leader than you can be. I take the lessons learned from my 20+ years of leadership experience coupled with the world's best guests in all areas of leadership to give you a leading edge.


This show focuses on the three domains of leadership:


Leading Yourself - learn how to perform at your peak, to ensure that you have the mindset of a leader, set and crush your goals.Leading Your Team - learn how to inspire and motivate your team. Build a cohesive team through trust and mutual goals.Leading Your organization - efficiency and effectiveness are what drives bottom line. You as the leader must harness these aspects along with culture and so much more!

In the end you'll become a LEADER and not "BOSS". Are you ready for it?

Peak Performance Leadership (Formerly Moving Forward Leadership‪)‬ Scott McCarthy, 20 year serving Military Commander

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

The world is ever growing faster and more complex. You as a leader do not have the time for mediocracy. You need to be at your best, your team does, as well as your organization. Thus, you need to be peak performers. The Peak Performance Leadership Podcast is here for you to achieve just that.


This weekly podcast will help you find new ways to become the best leader than you can be. I take the lessons learned from my 20+ years of leadership experience coupled with the world's best guests in all areas of leadership to give you a leading edge.


This show focuses on the three domains of leadership:


Leading Yourself - learn how to perform at your peak, to ensure that you have the mindset of a leader, set and crush your goals.Leading Your Team - learn how to inspire and motivate your team. Build a cohesive team through trust and mutual goals.Leading Your organization - efficiency and effectiveness are what drives bottom line. You as the leader must harness these aspects along with culture and so much more!

In the end you'll become a LEADER and not "BOSS". Are you ready for it?

    Owning Your Story as an “Off-Beat” Leader| Cassa Grant

    Owning Your Story as an “Off-Beat” Leader| Cassa Grant

    Cassa Grant is the creator of Wonderbrand™ and Wonderleader,™ the coaching programs that help you SHOW UP as the kind of leader you’d want to follow.


     


    She helps her clients communicate better, get more buy-in, and feel really great about how they’re spending time in their business. They become confident leaders with unstoppable influence, unbeatable stories, and powerful personal brands. 


     


    Her techniques mix brand and storytelling strategy, performance coaching, and subconscious mindset work to help transform her clients from who they THINK they are into who they REALLY are so they can make their mark on the world. Cassa is a certified NeuroLinguistic Programming practitioner, life, and business coach.


    Topics


    During this interview Cassa and I discuss the following topics:


    What an off beat leader isHow off-beat leaders can “own” who they areHow to bring your personality to front as a leaderHow to adjust being a leader of former peersHow to open communication with a superior in a different location

    For the complete show notes be sure to check out our website:


    https://movingforwardleadership.com/202

    • 43 min
    Communicating Clearly in Your Organization | Gabrielle Dolan

    Communicating Clearly in Your Organization | Gabrielle Dolan

    A highly sought-after keynote speaker, educator and author, Gabrielle has worked with thousands of high-profile leaders from around the world and helped countless of Australia’s top 50 companies and multinationals to humanise their communications – Telstra, EY, Accenture, VISA, Australia Post, National Australia Bank, Amazon, Vodafone and the Obama Foundation to name drop a few. She holds a master’s degree in management and leadership from Swinburne University, an associate diploma in education and training from the University of Melbourne, and is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Executive Education in both the Art and Practice of Adaptive Leadership and Women and Power: Leadership in a New World.


    Gabrielle is also the bestselling author of Real Communication: How to be you and lead true, a finalist in the Australian Business Leadership Book Awards for 2019. Her other published books include Stories for Work: The Essential Guide to Business Storytelling (2017), Storytelling for Job Interviews (2016), Ignite: Real Leadership, Real Talk, Real Results (2015) which reached the top five on Australia’s bestselling business books and Hooked: How Leaders Connect, Engage and Inspire with Storytelling (2013). Her latest title, Magnetic Stories: Connect with customers and engage employees with brand storytelling was published by Wiley in March 2021. 


    Topics


    During this interview Gabrielle and I discuss the following topics:


    What’s the problem with acronyms and slang in organizationsHow they lead to confusion in organizationsWhen and how leaders should use acronyms, jargon, and slangHow to get teams and organizations away from using these poor communication stylesWhether or not speaking directly is to be avoided or not

    For the complete show notes be sure to check out our website:


    https://movingforwardleadership.com/201

    • 40 min
    3 LEADERSHIP LESSONS I'VE LEARNED THROUGH PODCASTING

    3 LEADERSHIP LESSONS I'VE LEARNED THROUGH PODCASTING

    200 Episodes! I can't believe I've gotten this far in my podcasting journey. Especially since most people "pod-fade" (i.e. stop producing) after 3 months or about 10 episodes. To reach 200 is definitely an accomplishment which I am proud of and plan doing more.


    Topics


    In this solo episode I talk about the three main lessons which podcasting has taught me in leadership:


    Never be complacentTrust but verify alwaysCommunicate how they need to hear

    For the complete show notes be sure to check out our website:


    https://movingforwardleadership.com/200

    • 21 min
    2021 Year in Review | Scott McCarthy

    2021 Year in Review | Scott McCarthy

    2021 is all but in the books! It's time to reflect on the past year and check out the top 15 episodes according to you the listeners!


    Mentioned Episodes


    Here they are in order of appearance:


    150 - Jason Redman153 - Michael Hamilton 155 - Matt Comand158 - Cathy Bush & Tara Peters160 - Dan Pontefract163 - Heather Younger164 - Tim Ringo165 - Mike Sarraille & George Randle170 - Susan Fenneman173 - Andrew Freedman176 - David Horsager182 - Likky Lavji185 - Peter Economy189 - Marc Polymeropoulos 193 - Bob Nelson & Mario Tamayo

    For the complete show notes be sure to check out our website:


    https://movingforwardleadership.com/199

    • 21 min
    How to Create a Coaching Effect | Sarah Wirth

    How to Create a Coaching Effect | Sarah Wirth

    Sarah Wirth has over 20 years of experience in employee assessment, leadership development, sales executive coaching, and customer service. She began her career as a talent analyst for an international human resource firm, where she coached leaders in organizations ranging from small not-for-profits to Fortune 500 companies. When named chair of leadership consulting and a member of the senior operations team, she helped lead the organization to a 65% increase in revenues. In 2009, she joined a publicly-traded organization as the vice president of client service, increasing client contract retention by 36%.  In 2011 Sarah came on board with the EcSell team as Vice President of Member Services, where she oversees member retention and all aspects of sales coaching, leadership and management research.  Under Sarah’s leadership, EcSell Institute’s member retention has grown to over 94%. Sarah has a passion for leadership and its impact on the performance of teams.  She takes an analytical approach to understanding the skills and talents of high-performing sales leaders and is constantly providing EcSell members with new methods for leading and coaching.  Sarah has presented to executives from across the globe with organizations such as Mercedes Benz, Estee Lauder, Ritz Carlton, Cheesecake Factory and many more.  Her expertise in coaching and leadership, combined with her fact based, common sense approach to their application make her a sought after presenter at any event. 


    Topics


    During this interview Sarah and I discuss the following topics:


    What makes an effective coachHow to ensure you communicate effectively as a leaderThe 4 Growth Rings of personal and organizational developmentHow to coach someone out of their comfort zoneHow to coach an individual to slow downHow to prepare for a one-on-one conversationHow to coach a team as a group Common mistakes leaders make in coaching their members

    For the complete show notes be sure to check out our website:


    https://movingforwardleadership.com/198

    • 47 min
    How to Create Meaningful Partnerships | Seth Silver

    How to Create Meaningful Partnerships | Seth Silver

    The pandemic altered not only the way in which we work, but also the relationships we have with coworkers. Now more than ever, both leaders and their teams crave deeper connection and more authentic relationships. But how can organizations accomplish this lofty goal — particularly knowing that it will require a reset of how leaders and teams interact? Leaders and team members must embrace a new mindset. They need to acknowledge that the leader-team relationship is more than a one-way service-oriented arrangement. Both sides need support equally if the relationship and what they do together is to be successful. Creating a new paradigm of partnership is possible through the development of a workplace covenant — consisting of vital behavioral and attitudinal promises that both partners agree to hold themselves to as a matter of personal and professional integrity. This process enables essential dialogue and engagement, which in turn helps create and continuously improve empathy, respect, trust, alignment, and — ultimately — partnership.


     


    Since 1998, Dr. Silver has been the principal of Silver Consulting, Inc., an independent consulting practice, where he has worked with such diverse clients as: Alcoa, Alfred State College, Alstom, American Red Cross, Bausch & Lomb, Bosch Security Systems, Canada Employment and Immigration Union (CEIU), Cannon Industries, Canterbury Woods Senior Living, Cape Cod Healthcare, Charter One Bank, Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield, Genesee Regional Bank, Government of Jamaica, Harris RF Communications, Jewish Senior Life Nursing Home, Klein Steel, Manulife Financial, Ontario County Government, Pactiv Manufacturing, Rochester Catholic Diocese, Toshiba Business Solutions, Ultralife Batteries, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), University of Rochester Medical Center, and Xerox Corporation, to name a few. His work has included consulting to senior management on such topics as cultural change, employee engagement, and customer loyalty; working with leadership teams to increase effectiveness and performance; providing clients such services as executive coaching, strategic planning, and organizational diagnosis; and teaching employees professional skills and strategies for workplace success.


     


    Topics


    During this interview Seth and I discuss the following topics:


    Why meaningful partnership is important in the first placeHow leaders can have the difficult conversation of figuring out how to establish a two-way communication streamHow leaders can use the ERTAP model to level up their relationshipsThe impacts of  poor alignment on the organization as a wholeHow organizations who value meaningful partnerships are able to weather crises better

    For the complete show notes be sure to check out our website:


    https://movingforwardleadership.com/197

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Sandy Stosz ,

New Ideas for Leaders

I listened to Mandy Cavanaugh and loved her thoughts on the concept of a person being able to tap their “feminine energy” or “masculine energy” depending on the circumstance. A very informative podcast.

1goalguy ,

great podcast

moving forward leadership is a great podcast with a great host in Scott McCarthy. I was fortunate enough to be interviewed by Scott and found it a thoroughly enjoyable conversation. Scott shares as much knowledge with the listeners as his guests do. Definitely worth a listen

Clarisse Gomez ,

Awesome Podcast!!!

Scott, host of the Moving Forward Leadership podcast, highlights all aspects of business, management and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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