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Dr. Diane Hamilton’s leadership radio show includes interviews with some of the most successful entrepreneurs, thought-leaders, authors, speakers, and other individuals who will inspire you to take the lead in your career and personal life.

Take The Lead Dr. Diane Hamilton

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 70 Ratings

Dr. Diane Hamilton’s leadership radio show includes interviews with some of the most successful entrepreneurs, thought-leaders, authors, speakers, and other individuals who will inspire you to take the lead in your career and personal life.

    Applied Creativity: How To Infuse Innovation Into Your Work With Natalie Nixon

    Applied Creativity: How To Infuse Innovation Into Your Work With Natalie Nixon

    Discover the power of applied creativity, where intentional curiosity sparks innovation and propels leadership. In this episode, our guest is the one and only creativity strategist Natalie Nixon, the founder of Figure 8 Thinking, and “the creativity whisperer to the C-Suite”’. Together with host Diane Hamilton, they explore the intriguing world of creativity, curiosity, and innovation within the realm of leadership and business. Natalie uncovers the four factors that can hinder innovation and shares strategies to overcome them, fostering a culture that encourages out-of-the-box thinking. From embracing lateral thinking to draw insights from diverse industries to discovering the art of applied creativity, Natalie explores the true meaning of creativity and its intersection with leadership. As a bonus, she also teases an upcoming book about “invisible work” and redefining productivity! Listen now and learn how to infuse creativity and curiosity into your workplace journey.
     
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    • 43 min
    Influencing Minds, Transforming Lives: The Power Of Pre-suasion With Dr. Robert Cialdini

    Influencing Minds, Transforming Lives: The Power Of Pre-suasion With Dr. Robert Cialdini

    They say that to change the mind, the influencer must also change the ‘state of mind’. Pre-suasion may sound like a new term, but it could be the key to optimal persuasion. In this episode, Dr. Diane Hamilton sits down with Dr. Robert Cialdini, widely known as “The Godfather of Influence.” He is also the New York Times bestselling author of Pre-suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade. As the founder of the Cialdini Institute, Dr. Cialdini has made a profound impact on the fields of sales, emotional intelligence, curiosity, and perception. Today, he discusses his book and the differences between influence, persuasion, and pre-suasion, unraveling the nuances that set them apart. Dr. Cialdini explores the concept of influence itself, reflecting on who actually possesses influence and how to acquire it. As the conversation continues, Dr. Cialdini investigates the evolving nature of social influence and its remarkable role in capturing people’s attention. He also discusses the powerful art of promising and delivering value. The discussion takes many intriguing turns, ending with Dr. Cialdini’s various research works and a challenge to ponder the future of education. Tune in now and learn how to influence and persuade!

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    • 40 min
    A Soul Surfer’s Guide To Living An Unthinkable Life With Marcel Kuhn

    A Soul Surfer’s Guide To Living An Unthinkable Life With Marcel Kuhn

    Many of us are drowning from stress and overwhelm. If we live this thinkable life, it is time to dive into this conversation with Dr. Diane Hamilton and her guest today. In this episode, Marcel Kuhn, the Founder of Unthinkable Mastermind, takes us inside his book, Unthinkable: Life Teachings from a Soul Surfer. Marcel emphasizes how humans are designed to flow with the natural current of life and stay afloat from being stuck, uncertain, and unfulfilled. He also shares his practice to tap into an unthinkable life, so we feel lifted, inspired, and limitless in our potential. Surf with Marcel today and flow with the current of life.

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    • 40 min
    China's Rise To 5G Dominance: How China's Tech Giants Are Driving Geopolitical Ambitions With Jon Pelson

    China's Rise To 5G Dominance: How China's Tech Giants Are Driving Geopolitical Ambitions With Jon Pelson

    The growing dominance of China's tech giants in 5G technology has far-reaching geopolitical consequences. To address this challenge, we need to understand the strategies being used to counter China's dangerous grip on this critical area of tech. In this episode, Jon Pelson, an expert in the telecom industry, shares his insights in his book, Wireless Wars: China’s Dangerous Domination of 5G and How We’re Fighting Back. He dives into the evolution of the telecom industry, from his early days on Wall Street and Madison Avenue to his time at Lucent and British Telecom. He also discusses the rise of China's tech giants and their impact on global tech supremacy, drawing from his observations during his travels to China. Jon explores the geopolitical implications of China's dominance in 5G technology, and the strategies being employed to push back against it. If you’re someone who’s interested in the intersection of technology and geopolitics, then this episode is for you. Tune in now.

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    • 58 min
    Understanding The Life Of A Travel Nurse With Lesley Hamilton

    Understanding The Life Of A Travel Nurse With Lesley Hamilton

    The height of COVID-19 saw the drastic increase in the demand for hiring a travel nurse. Dr. Diane Hamilton delves into the many aspects of this job with her sister, Lesley Hamilton of Code Green Travelers. She explains how she guides nurses in securing thirteen-week contracts at different hospitals across the country. Lesley talks about the opportunities this job offers, not just in earning money but also in building your resume and immersing yourself in various cultures. She also dispels misconceptions surrounding the role of a travel nurse, the challenges that come with it, and the best ways to pick a recruitment agency.

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    • 49 min
    Negotiation Skills For Business With Chris Voss

    Negotiation Skills For Business With Chris Voss

    You can’t avoid negotiations in any line of work, especially in business. Whether it’s negotiating a business deal or negotiating your salary, you need to know how it works. You need to know how many questions you need to ask, how to get in their head, and more. Join Dr. Diane Hamilton as she talks to the CEO of The Black Swan Group and the author of Never Split the Difference, Chris Voss. Learn what Chris teaches his students when talking about business negotiation. Discover why labeling is better than asking questions and how you can unlock the barriers of someone’s brain. Develop some negotiating skills today!

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    • 28 min

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In an ever changing world it is important to stay up to date on technology. I enjoyed learning about Cybersecurity with A-Jay Orr. Keep creating awesome content.

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Great podcast!

Dr. Diane Hamilton is one of the most gifted leadership interviewers out there. She blends her own leadership wisdom while engaging with her guests, and drawing out immediately implementable insights for her listeners. It was an honor to be a featured guest, and walk away with my own action items. “Take the Lead” should be on your must-listen subscriptions and part of your weekly professional development.

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Filled with enjoyable conversations

Diane has a great way of initiating a fun and engaging conversation with her guests. If you're an aspiring leader who's looking to gather insights on how to improve your leadership skills, then this is definitely the podcast for you! Diane and her variety of guests have a great way of providing value through their fun-filled conversations!

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