The Courageous Leadership Podcast is your daily source of common sense inspiration for uncommon times that answers the question "What is Leadership?". Each episode promises to deliver insights and actionable tactics that will help develop, grow, & liberate the authentic courageous leader residing within all of us. The host, Richard Rierson, is a John Maxwell certified leadership coach, trainer, & speaker. He specializes in helping professionals and organizations develop an authentic leadership presence, crush limiting beliefs, & overcome mediocrity; His insights & expertise can help other lead a more purpose driven life with time & economic freedom. You can connect with Richard at firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting his website: www.richardrierson.com
The challenge of execution is not a new problem. In fact, it is probably one of the most documented and enduring problems that organizations face. For decades Leaders & Managers have lamented that one of their most frustrating issues is the inability to successfully execute their most important initiatives.
Explosive Leadership Growth
For years my focus on leadership development & growth was centered around the idea of attracting & influencing followers. I think most leaders believe the pinnacle of successful leadership is having a dedicated and devoted team of followers who look to you for guidance.
But focusing your leadership ambitions on creating loyal followers is short-sighted; you can certainly grow and be an effective leader by leading followers. But if you really want to maximize your leadership and catapult your life & o
Leadership demands an inquisitive mindset; we must be curious if we are going to be leaders. Leadership growth is stimulated by asking "Why?". Many people will never ask why enough in their lifetime; they feel that it is not their place or obligation. I believe that we are all born to be naturally curious, but somewhere along the way we are taught not ask too many questions.
The Myth of Time Management
Time management is a true oxymoron; none of us can truly manage time. Time continues whether we attempt to manage it or not. Time comes at us in the same exact increments no matter how fast you think, act, or plan. But as Henry David Thoreau said: "It is not enough to be busy. The question is, 'What are we busy about?'" Being busy does NOT mean you're achieving; instead we need to ask ourselves the question: "Wha
Decision Making – The 75% Solution
The best way to crush mediocrity in our personal & professional lives is having the ability & courage to make sound and timely decisions.
To make sound decisions you certainly know your mission, what you're capable of doing to accomplish it, & what possible traps or obstacles that could get in your way.
I would argue that timeliness, however, is more important that soundness. It is much more beneficial to make a
Be a Teacher, Not a Boss
In 1920 there was a major change of attitude in the officer Corps with the U.S. Marines.
General John Lejeune, the Commandant of the Marine Corps at the time, wrote the following on the heels of World War I:
The World War wrought a great change in the relations between officers & enlisted men in the military services. A spirit of comradeship & brotherhood in arms came into being in the training camps and on the battlefields. This spirit is too fine a thing to be allowed to die. It must be fostered
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Consisten, Encouraging, Focused
Richard does an outstanding job with this podcast as well as Dose of Leadership in digging below the surface on the tough challenges of leadership. He leverages his own experiences in leadership to serve other leaders and curates remarkable content for emerging and veteran leaders.
I drive an hour to work each day and listening to this podcast is like having a persona;l coach to motivate you each day!
Excellent for leaders
When are you back? I very much miss your podcast. I listen at work and put what I learn into immediate action. Please come back soon!