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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.

    BEST LEADERSHIP QUOTES, VOLUME 1 [EPISODE 198]

    BEST LEADERSHIP QUOTES, VOLUME 1 [EPISODE 198]

    At the end of every episode, I share a quotation for contemplation. In this episode I share some of the best leadership quotes I have collected. This will be a great listen.


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    • 19 min
    LESSONS FROM THE HAPPIEST MAN ON EARTH: A BOOK REVIEW [EPISODE 197]

    LESSONS FROM THE HAPPIEST MAN ON EARTH: A BOOK REVIEW [EPISODE 197]

    In this episode, I am reviewing the book the Happiest man on Earth. The book is a great read. I read it twice in three days. I urge you to read it.


    The author provides a number of excellent lessons. While these are not intended to be leadership lessons, nearly all of these lessons are good lessons for leaders.


    During the presentation, I talked about Eddie’s Ted Talk. You can find it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clguD970hSc


    I also talked about Sir Nicolas Winton--the Man that saved hundreds of children from the Holocaust surprised by them decades later. You simply have to watch this 2 minute clip.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POCCJ-8zds8


    It was part of a British show called “That’s Life” and it was broadcast in 1988. I am a grown man who has not cried in years, but I am more than willing to admit that this clip brought tears to my eyes.


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    • 41 min
    WHY DID WE DROP THE BOMB ON JAPAN? [EPISODE 196]

    WHY DID WE DROP THE BOMB ON JAPAN? [EPISODE 196]

    In this episode, I want to talk about making tough decisions. Recently, Nikole Hannah-Jones tweeted that she felt shame when she visited Hiroshima. She also said, “They dropped the bomb when they knew surrender was coming because they’d spent all this money developing it and to prove it was worth it,” she wrote. “Propaganda is not history my friend.” But is that true? How did President Truman make his decision to drop the bomb? What choices did he have to wrestle with?


    In this episode, I walk through a historian’s analysis to help you understand what happened and why.


    Here is a link to the article I referenced.


    https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/08/president-truman-atomic-bombing-of-japan-better-option/


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    LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM GENERAL MOULTRIE [EPISODE 195]

    LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM GENERAL MOULTRIE [EPISODE 195]

    In this episode, I explain a number of leadership lessons from an obscure founding father whose actions may have saved the American Revolution. You don’t want to miss this episode of the podcast. I promise you will learn and grow if you lend me your time today.


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    • 23 min
    WHY HE’S RUNNING FOR CONGRESS [EPISODE 194]

    WHY HE’S RUNNING FOR CONGRESS [EPISODE 194]

    In this episode, I have a second conversation with Tyler Lee. Tyler is a serial entrepreneur who is now running for the United States Congress. He will tell us why.


    I have known Tyler since 2006 when he was a student of mine at Liberty University. He brings some business sensibilities to politics. You will be impressed as I was.


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    • 32 min
    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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Customer Reviews

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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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Passion for Leadership

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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