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The L3 Leadership Podcast is focused on leadership development and personal growth. We are obsessed with helping you grow to your maximum potential and maximizing the impact of your leadership. We release a new episode every week to help you grow and develop as a leader. You will hear a mix of personal lessons from our Founder, Doug Smith, and conversations Doug has with world-class leaders from around the world. Doug interviews leaders like Pittsburgh Steelers Coach, Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Penguins Coach, Mike Sullivan, Tony Horton, Liz Wiseman, Brian Tome, John Mark Comer, Mark Batterson, Ryan Hawk, Nona Jones, Claude Silver, Ken Coleman, Christy Wright, Rachel Cruze, Mark Cole, and many more. Our hope is that you will not only learn great leadership lessons but that you will catch great leadership from the lives of the leaders that we expose you to.

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    • 4.9 • 114 Ratings

The L3 Leadership Podcast is focused on leadership development and personal growth. We are obsessed with helping you grow to your maximum potential and maximizing the impact of your leadership. We release a new episode every week to help you grow and develop as a leader. You will hear a mix of personal lessons from our Founder, Doug Smith, and conversations Doug has with world-class leaders from around the world. Doug interviews leaders like Pittsburgh Steelers Coach, Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Penguins Coach, Mike Sullivan, Tony Horton, Liz Wiseman, Brian Tome, John Mark Comer, Mark Batterson, Ryan Hawk, Nona Jones, Claude Silver, Ken Coleman, Christy Wright, Rachel Cruze, Mark Cole, and many more. Our hope is that you will not only learn great leadership lessons but that you will catch great leadership from the lives of the leaders that we expose you to.

    Ed Glover on Why Leaders Need to do Something about the Fatherlessness Issue in our World

    Ed Glover on Why Leaders Need to do Something about the Fatherlessness Issue in our World

    Episode Summary: In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, Ed Glover shares the vision of why he started the ManUp conference and the impact it’s had on the community.

    About Ed: Rev. Dr. Ed Glover is the Founder and President of Urban Impact Foundation.  He currently serves as Associate Preacher and Director of Urban Missions at Christ Church at Grove Farm in Sewickley, PA. Pastor Ed and his wife Tammy have 4 children and 5 grandchildren.

    5 Key Takeaways:
    1. Ed shares his goals behind ManUp.
    2. He provides statistics on the impact of fatherlessness.
    3. Ed talks about what Urban Impact does from day to day.
    4. He talks about the impact that Urban Impact has on the community.
    5. Ed shares a message he feels is relevant to men today.

    Quotes From the Episode:
    “I wanted to impact men, and I wanted to impact the fatherless.”
    “Fatherlessness is destroying the family, it’s destroying the very fabric of our country.”
    “We’re encouraging men to get involved in their community.”
    “You repent and God redeems.”
    Guest Resources Mentioned:
    ManUp Pittsburgh
    Urban Impact Foundation
    Connect with Ed:
    Webpage 

    • 14 min
    Pittsburgh Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin on the Power of Being a Listening Leader

    Pittsburgh Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin on the Power of Being a Listening Leader

    Episode Summary: In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin discusses ManUp, an annual conference in Pittsburgh that encourages men to maximize their impact in their home and community and raise awareness towards fatherlessness. He also talks about his career, sports, and his favorite leadership principles.

    About Mike: Mike Tomlin was named the 16th head coach in Pittsburgh Steelers history on January 22, 2007. Hired at the age of 34, Tomlin became only the third head coach hired by the Steelers since 1969. In his 14 seasons as head coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Tomlin has accomplished many things that have never been done in the team's storied history. A franchise known for stability at the head coaching position, Tomlin ranks among the League's longest-tenured active head coaches entering the 2021 season.
    Mike also founded the ManUp conference 10 years ago in partnership with the Urban Impact Foundation.
    4 Key Takeaways:
    Mike talks about ManUp and how it is relevant to him personally.He discusses balancing work and family.Mike shares his favorite sport outside of football.He talks about one leadership principle that he carries with him.
    Quotes From the Episode:
    “As leaders, we need to continually listen.”
    “Listening is a skill.”
    “Part of good leadership is being open to ideas.”
    “I’ll tolerate you until I can replace you.”
    Guest Resources Mentioned:
    ManUp Pittsburgh
    Urban Impact Foundation
    Connect with Mike:
    Webpage | Facebook | Twitter 

    • 22 min
    From Being Burned Alive to Inspiring the World with John O'Leary

    From Being Burned Alive to Inspiring the World with John O'Leary

    Episode Summary: In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, John O’Leary shares his story, some of the lessons he’s learned throughout his journey, his faith and discusses his book On Fire.

    5 Key Takeaways:
    John talks about his experience as a child being burned and what he learned from it.He shares how faith has been instrumental in his journey.John discusses how he got his start in motivational speaking.He talks about a few points from his book, On Fire.John provides advice to aspiring speakers and authors looking to level up. About John: In 1987, John O’Leary was a curious nine-year-old boy. Playing with fire and gasoline, John created a massive explosion in his home and was burned on 100% of his body. He was given less than a 1% chance to live. Today, John is the author of the #1 National Bestselling books ON FIRE and IN AWE. The latter released in May 2020 with many saying it is the message we all need right now. John is the host of the top-rated Live Inspired Podcast and a live and virtual event speaker teaching more than 50,000 people around the world each year how to live inspired. John considers his greatest success to be his marriage to his wife Beth, their four children and his relationships with friends and family.

    Quotes From the Episode:
    “Your life is a gift.”
    “I believe God is big enough to elevate the way I view my life.”
    "I choose to thrive.”
    Guest Resources Mentioned:
    On Fire by John O’Leary
    Live Inspired Podcast
    Sign up for John’s Free 21 Day Challenge
    Connect with John:
    Website | Facebook | Youtube | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn

    • 53 min
    Ken Coleman on Going From Paycheck to Purpose

    Ken Coleman on Going From Paycheck to Purpose

    Episode Summary: In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, Ken Coleman talks about topics such as The Great Resignation, promotions, and his new book, From Paycheck to Purpose.
    5 Key Takeaways: 
    Ken talks about what coaching means to him and why he enjoys doing it.He talks about The Great Resignation and the effects of the pandemic on the US economy.Ken gives advice to leaders who are looking to attract and retain talent within their organization.He goes over his new book and summarizes each section. He talks about what to do in order to win a promotion within your organization.About Ken: Ken Coleman is the #1 bestselling author of The Proximity Principle and host of the nationally syndicated radio show The Ken Coleman Show. As America’s Career Coach, he helps callers discover what they do best so they can do work they love and produce the results that matter most to them. Whether you’re looking for a complete career change or you’re just unsure about what step to take next, Ken will help you get unstuck and get on the path to meaningful work.
    Quotes From the Episode:
    “Coaching is about transformation.”
    “They’re not looking for a better job, they're looking for a better life.”
    “That is where opportunities live, on the other side of a connection.”
    “Your time will come.”
    “You matter, you have what it takes, press on.”
    Guest Resources Mentioned:
    The Ken Coleman Show
    From Paycheck to Purpose by Ken Coleman
    Get Clear Career Assessment
    Vans
    Voices of the Heart by Chip Dodd
    Smartless Podcast
    Pebble Beach Golf Course
    Connect with Ken:
    Webpage | Facebook | Youtube | Twitter | Instagram

    • 45 min
    Brian Moran on The 12 Week Year: How to Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Most do in a Year

    Brian Moran on The 12 Week Year: How to Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Most do in a Year

    Episode Summary: In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, Brian Moran discusses his framework for the 12 Week Year and shares how you can get more done in 12 weeks than most can in a year.
     5 Key Takeaways:
    Brian shares his definition of accountability and what that means in relation to other people as a leader. He discusses why he wrote his book, The 12 Week Year.Brian talks about how shortening the timeframe to achieve a goal can bring clarity, momentum, and stress reduction.He shares the framework he provides leaders with to achieve their goals in the 12 Week Year.Brian discusses how he reviews his execution and results to accomplish more. About Brian: Brian is the CEO and founder of The Execution Company. He is a highly respected expert and accomplished executive who has developed a well-versed business perspective from his vast experience in consumer products, healthcare, food service, automotive and transportation and professional service sectors.
    Brian is the co-author of the New York Times bestseller, The 12 Week Year, a program developed to empower individuals and companies to achieve more in 12 weeks than what others accomplish in 12 months. The 12 Week Year philosophy and training program has been implemented worldwide with industry leading companies like Allstate, BBVA, Mass Mutual, Metronic, Merril-Lynch, Nationwide, Paycor, and Papa Johns.
    Prior to launching The Execution Company, Brian had leadership positions within Pepsico, UPS, Senn Delany Management Consultants, and National Automotive Corporation. Coupling his corporate experience with his entrepreneurial drive, Brian also co-founded Bio Inc, a health services provider specializing in wellness and medical surveillance performing on-site medical testing.
    A trusted strategic advisor and visionary, Brian volunteers his time to mentor promising entrepreneurs to refine, implement, and execute their business plans, and his charity work includes Susan G. Komen and CBMC. 

    Quotes From the Episode:
    “In the end, you choose your consequences.”
    “Separate the starting from finishing.”
    “The 12 Week Year is about being great at a few things, rather than being mediocre at a lot of things.”
    “Do everything you can to grow.”
    Guest Resources Mentioned:
    The 12 Week Year  by Brian P. Moran and Michael Lennington
    12 Week Year Website
    Uncommon Accountability by Brian P. Moran and Michael Lennington
    Feel the Fear and Do it Anyways by Susan Jeffers
    One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard Ph.D.

    Connect with Brian:
    Website | Facebook | Youtube | Twitter | LinkedIn

    • 47 min
    Grant Baldwin on How to Get Booked and Paid to Speak

    Grant Baldwin on How to Get Booked and Paid to Speak

    Episode Summary: In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, Grant Baldwin shares his journey in which he went from being a youth pastor to a professional public speaker and shares some tips he learned along the way.
    5 Key Takeaways:
    Grant talks about how he got his start with public speaking.He gives advice to aspiring speakers on how to know if speaking would be right for them.He highlights the importance of focusing on one specific topic to get a start in the speaking industry.Grant discusses how valuable marketing materials are for speakers.He talks about how to price yourself as a speaker.About Grant: Back in 2008, Grant was a broke youth pastor who didn’t really know what he wanted to do in life. Through a few twists and turns, he decided to start a speaking business. He worked hard to build my business and get paid to speak, all while trying to figure things out on his own because there weren’t a ton of great resources out there.
    Despite starting his speaking career during a financial crisis in 2008, Grant has earned over $2 million from 500+ paid engagements all over the world. He has done everything from closed-door workshops to keynotes in front of 13,000 people. In 2015, he started his podcast, The Speaker Lab, which aims to give speakers clarity, confidence and a clear path to make an impact.

    Grant is married to his high school sweetheart and together they have 3 girls. He currently resides in Nashville, TN. 
    Quotes from the Episode:

    “You want to make sure you’re delivering onstage, but you also want to make sure to deliver offstage as well.”
    “This is simple, but it’s not easy.”
    “Who you are is more important than what you do.”
    “Enjoy the journey.”
    Guest Resources Mentioned:
    https://myspeakerfee.com/
    The Speaker Lab
    Oura Ring
    Rework  by Jason Fried and David Heinemeir Hansson
    The Successful Speaker by Grant Baldwin
    Connect with Grant:
    Website | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
114 Ratings

114 Ratings

Anastasia Violet Lipske ,

Great podcast of value to people in business!

Great podcast! I especially enjoyed his episode 308 on podcasting lessons he learned and wished he had known earlier on.

I love it when people share tips and tricks about anything they learned that can spare people some pain if they'll just pay attention!

This episode is valuable not just for podcast hosts (and aspiring hosts) but also people who are podcast guesting. Seeing things from the host's point of view can help a guest establish best practices on how to strengthen their relationship with hosts prior to and after the interview and be the type of guest they will refer to other hosts or sometimes even invite back.

I really like Doug's style in this podcast as he's easy to understand and brings in some great guests who share an immense amount of valuable content.

zoverflow ,

Great conversations!

Love the L3 Leadership podcast! Doug is a great interviewer, and always seems to be able to get great insight out of the leaders he has conversations with! If you’re hungry to keep leveling up as a leader, this pod is for you!

Dawn.m. ,

Never miss!

I never miss an episode! The guest speakers are spot on, Doug is a great interviewer… I especially love the lightning round! I’ve learned so much from this podcast and I listen to them over and over again… It should be in every leaders toolbox!

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