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In this podcast, we discuss all things related to leadership. I can help you become the kind of leader that you want to follow. We will talk about leadership in business, the home, and politics. Your host: Darin Gerdes.

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In this podcast, we discuss all things related to leadership. I can help you become the kind of leader that you want to follow. We will talk about leadership in business, the home, and politics. Your host: Darin Gerdes.

    LESSONS FROM AN ENTREPRENEUR [EPISODE 193]

    LESSONS FROM AN ENTREPRENEUR [EPISODE 193]

    In this episode, I have a conversation with Tyler Lee. Tyler is a serial entrepreneur who has a wonderful understanding of the lessons needed to be successful in business. They are probably not what you think.


    I have known Tyler since 2006 when he was a student of mine at Liberty University. He impressed me then, and he impressed me now. If he wrote in a paper what he told me in this episode, he would deserve an A. What is more important is that he was relaying his own practical experience. He did it. This is not just theory.


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    • 31 min
    HOW MR. GOXX MAKES 19.41% TRADING BITCOIN [EPISODE 192]

    HOW MR. GOXX MAKES 19.41% TRADING BITCOIN [EPISODE 192]

    I don’t know much about Bitcoin, and I am not sure that Mr. Goxx does either, but he has made 19.41% trading cryptocurrency and I am going to tell you how. I will explain how he did it. It is a strategy you can replicate, but you need to understand the risks. At any rate, I am confident that this is not a strategy you have considered before.


    More importantly, I am going to provide the back story to Mr. Goxx and focus on the creativity behind the process.


    In this episode, I referred to this BBC article:


    https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-58707641


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    • 17 min
    LESSONS FROM THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND THE GRAND OLE OPRY [EPISODE 191]

    LESSONS FROM THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND THE GRAND OLE OPRY [EPISODE 191]

    I am ignorant about country music, but during a recent trip to Nashville, I had the chance to visit both the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry. I drew a number of leadership lessons (and broader business lessons) from the experience and in this episode I discuss it with my colleague Maxwell Rollins. Maxwell is the Graduate Programs Director in the college of Business at CSU and  he has owned a Mobile DJ Business, (Jay Maxwell’s Music by Request: http://charlestoneventspecialists.com) for 40 years. His DJs have entertained at more than 1000 weddings, and he is a wealth of information.


    I also mentioned an article:


    12 Christianese words and phrases we say:


    https://www.propreacher.com/12-christianese-words-phrases-need-explain/


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    • 34 min
    JESUS AS LEADER [EPISODE 190]

    JESUS AS LEADER [EPISODE 190]

    In this episode, I have a conversation with a former student, Adam Caplinger. Adam spent two semesters engaged in the research question: What was Jesus like as a leader? This led us to co-write a paper that we will be presenting to the Christian Business Faculty Association (CBFA) next week. We share our thoughts with you here.


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    • 46 min
    Demystifying the Price at the Pump [Episode 189]

    Demystifying the Price at the Pump [Episode 189]

    Have you ever wondered why gas prices go up and down? In this episode, I will explain how gas stations determine what they charge you at the pump. I will explain how the price of crude, supply and demand, local competition, and most importantly the gas station’s real business model—which is not what you think—all connect to get to the amount you are charged at the pump.


    For this episode, I use a number of publicly available oil charts and an excellent article about the price of gas by Zachary Crockett (Thanks, Zack!):


    https://thehustle.co/why-most-gas-stations-dont-make-money-from-selling-gas/


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    • 26 min
    WHAT HAPPENS NEXT IN AFGHANISTAN WITH DAVID HAJJAR [Episode 188]

    WHAT HAPPENS NEXT IN AFGHANISTAN WITH DAVID HAJJAR [Episode 188]

    In this episode, I continue my conversation with David Hajjar as he helps us understand what will happen in a Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. David has been involved in relief work for 35 years with the UN, USAID, and similar organizations. In this episode, he gives us a more practical view of what is likely to happen next in Afghanistan. If you missed the last episode, David gave us a solid overview of how the region works and why.


     


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    • 37 min

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Servant Leadership

It’s easily recognizable in the first few minutes of any podcast, that Dr. Gerdes possesses the ability to take macro concepts/ideas and break them down into relatable actions. In the current state of the Country with “mob rule” and casual socialism leanings, it’s comforting that we still have professors who will stand against the tide to raise up leaders. From his first class my freshman year in 1999, I knew he was one of these teachers. Thank you for continuing to raise the expectations of leadership and educating those who truly want to lead for change.

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Darin exudes a passion for sharing leadership strategies in every broadcast. You cannot go wrong with the his wealth of leadership tips and assessing the latest leaders trends for today's marketplace.

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