67 episodes

Where leadership meets entertainment! This weekly podcast disrupts the status quo by discussing hot-button topics that most podcasters are afraid to touch.  Ron and Kristin apply their combined 50+ years of real leadership experience and take both a humorous and raw look behind closed doors. Often sharing personal experiences both in the workplace and out, they answer listener questions and breakdown 'dirty lessons' from Ron's best selling book, "The Dirty Side of Leadership". 

The Dirty Side of Leadership Ron Ward & Kristin Sokoloff

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 48 Ratings

Where leadership meets entertainment! This weekly podcast disrupts the status quo by discussing hot-button topics that most podcasters are afraid to touch.  Ron and Kristin apply their combined 50+ years of real leadership experience and take both a humorous and raw look behind closed doors. Often sharing personal experiences both in the workplace and out, they answer listener questions and breakdown 'dirty lessons' from Ron's best selling book, "The Dirty Side of Leadership". 

    Birth Order, and Does It Matter? | Episode 67

    Birth Order, and Does It Matter? | Episode 67

    In this episode, Ron and Kristin discuss Birth Order and Does it Matter? They dissect the truth behind the following stereotypes: Firstborn children are spoiled, middle kids get ignored, and the youngest kids act out because they crave attention. Well, new research shows that birth order really does matter and this episode will unpack some of the research and discuss how these characteristics can come to light in the workplace. They will also provide tips to manage these characteristics.&nbsp...

    • 40 min
    Stress Bragging | Episode 66

    Stress Bragging | Episode 66

    In this episode, Ron and Kristin discuss "Stress Bragging". For some people in the United States, long work hours are a status symbol and many like to brag about their hard work and long hours. This could be perpetuated by the fact that the average worker in the U.S. works more hours than most of their European counterparts. As a matter of fact, the U.S. works approximately seven more weeks per year than Switzerland. While workers might like to engage in this practice, studi...

    • 37 min
    Navigating Cliques in the Workplace | Episode 65

    Navigating Cliques in the Workplace | Episode 65

    In this episode, Ron and Kristin explore a topic that many of us have encountered throughout our careers: Cliques in the Workplace. Workplace cliques are defined as informal groups or circles of individuals who share common interests, backgrounds, or social dynamics within an organization. While it's natural for people to form connections, cliques can sometimes create an exclusive atmosphere that can be challenging to navigate.This episode looks at the psychological aspects of cliques an...

    • 47 min
    Is Someone Projecting Their Insecurities onto You? | Episode 64

    Is Someone Projecting Their Insecurities onto You? | Episode 64

    In this important episode, Ron and Kristin discuss insecurities and the methods people use to project their own insecurities onto others. This episode also provides ways to recognize projections and provides proven strategies to help deflect the projection and assertively address the "root" of the problem.Sources: ChatGPThttps://happinessclinic.substack.com/p/how-to-know-when-youre-projecting4Ward Operations' presentation on Communication in the WorkplaceCo-hosts: Ron Ward and Kri...

    • 36 min
    Find Your Motivation | Episode 63

    Find Your Motivation | Episode 63

    Ron and Kristin discuss 12 groundbreaking steps to staying motivated. They explain that while consistency is a popular phrase, it's nothing without motivation. Motivation gets us out of bed in the morning. Motivation is the key to innovation and it is also the key to attaining those atomic habits. The habits that will make you healthy, wealthy and wise. Don't miss this important episode and get your motivation back!Sources:https://fitonapp.com/self-care/motivation-hacks/ - 12 Genius Mot...

    • 47 min
    Tired of Being Distracted? | Episode 62

    Tired of Being Distracted? | Episode 62

    In this important episode, Ron and Kristin unpack some alarming statistics regarding cell phone use and its impact on relationships and other social situations. They also discuss some underlying issues that might need to be addressed to help individuals become more engaged and collaborative with others. Finally, as always, this episode provides steps to help individuals reclaim their attentiveness amidst of the chaos in the world.Sources: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/art...

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

Brascal ,

Entertaining and Enlightening!!

The Dirty Side of Leadership podcast is a must-listen for anyone aspiring to elevate their leadership skills. The show dives deep into the often-unspoken challenges leaders face, providing raw, honest insights and practical advice that you won't find in typical leadership literature. The hosts bring a wealth of experience and authenticity to each episode, making complex topics accessible and engaging. Whether you're a seasoned executive or a budding leader, this podcast offers valuable perspectives that will inspire and equip you to tackle the 'dirty' but essential parts of leadership with confidence and integrity. Highly recommended!

Commander Logan ,

5 STARS

The Dirty Side of Leadership podcast is a must-listen for anyone serious about personal and professional growth. Covering a wide range of topics, each episode is both engaging and insightful. I always walk away with valuable takeaways that help me refine my leadership skills and achieve my goals. The show’s content is consistently thought-provoking, making it a top recommendation for anyone looking to become a better person and a more effective leader. Subscribe today; you won’t regret it.

SarahAkey ,

Best podcast out there

So incredibly informative!

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