8 episodes

THERE ARE FEW NATURAL-BORN LEADERS
Leadership is a learned skill and learning is never-ending. “What got you here won’t get you where you want to go,” is an uncomfortable truth Fast Rising High Achievers run into at every level of their career. In fact, what got you here won’t even help you do your new job effectively.
Every step up the ladder requires a new level of leadership and “people skills.” Because “people” are now your job.

This podcast is here to help you master skills on four fronts on your way to the senior leadership team.

LEADING UP – You are now a trusted advisor. That means you are a sounding board, speak truth to power, and help your CEO get their job done, all while getting your job done.

LEADING ACROSS – You are peers are the power players in the organization. This is the team you are on. Your job is to lead from within that team while being a part of it. You are now a student of the Art of Co-opetition.

LEADING YOUR TEAM – You’ve spent a career honing your leadership skills and now have an even less direct impact on how things get done. Your success will only come from your team’s success.

LEADING YOURSELF – Relentless pressure, ambition, burnout, sleepless nights, and resentments, are the price you may be paying for your lofty position. Mastering your emotions, perspective, health, and relationships are essential to make this fun and sustainable.

The conversations, resources, and subject matter experts we will have is designed to help you “level up” in all four of these focus areas. Each week we will tackle a topic that will move you forward in your relationships with your boss, your peers, your team, and yourself. You'll be armed with tools and insights you will use throughout your career and in your personal life.

The Rising Leader Mark J. Silverman

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

THERE ARE FEW NATURAL-BORN LEADERS
Leadership is a learned skill and learning is never-ending. “What got you here won’t get you where you want to go,” is an uncomfortable truth Fast Rising High Achievers run into at every level of their career. In fact, what got you here won’t even help you do your new job effectively.
Every step up the ladder requires a new level of leadership and “people skills.” Because “people” are now your job.

This podcast is here to help you master skills on four fronts on your way to the senior leadership team.

LEADING UP – You are now a trusted advisor. That means you are a sounding board, speak truth to power, and help your CEO get their job done, all while getting your job done.

LEADING ACROSS – You are peers are the power players in the organization. This is the team you are on. Your job is to lead from within that team while being a part of it. You are now a student of the Art of Co-opetition.

LEADING YOUR TEAM – You’ve spent a career honing your leadership skills and now have an even less direct impact on how things get done. Your success will only come from your team’s success.

LEADING YOURSELF – Relentless pressure, ambition, burnout, sleepless nights, and resentments, are the price you may be paying for your lofty position. Mastering your emotions, perspective, health, and relationships are essential to make this fun and sustainable.

The conversations, resources, and subject matter experts we will have is designed to help you “level up” in all four of these focus areas. Each week we will tackle a topic that will move you forward in your relationships with your boss, your peers, your team, and yourself. You'll be armed with tools and insights you will use throughout your career and in your personal life.

    Rising Women in Leadership with Helen Appleby

    Rising Women in Leadership with Helen Appleby

    Helen Appleby is an executive coach who helps senior leaders and high-performing women deliver powerful results, grow their leadership styles, build high-performing teams, and take their careers to the next level. She was VP and Global Business Lead...

    • 32 min
    Speaking Truth To Power

    Speaking Truth To Power

    It can be terrifying to speak your truth. When you find yourself in an environment where opposition is less than welcome, or you’re the breadwinner of your family, it can be difficult to point out flaws in your organization. Yet, sharing your knowledge can be beneficial for your company and yourself—and just like anything, it takes practice to move through fear and risk and speak your mind. In this episode, I discuss what it takes to speak truth to power. I describe the roles of self-worth and personal safety in speaking the truth in your organization. I explain why it’s important to cultivate goodwill, political capital, and trust with your boss and peers. I also offer advice on how to speak your mind when you feel trapped in your job and highlight how spiritual practices can grant you a sense of personal safety. “Learn to speak your mind and you’ll become invaluable.” - Mark Silverman This week on The Rising Leader Podcast: ●     The Office Space and the value of speaking one’s mind●     “The Evil Machine Company” and why it’s important to say what’s wrong in an organization●     Laying the ground rules for disagreements and creating a safe space for speaking truth●     Maintaining your network and your professional connections●     Revamping your LinkedIn and updating your resume●     Why you should go to interviews occasionally Leader, It’s Time to Rise! Thanks for tuning into this week’s episode of The Rising Leader Podcast. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave a review wherever you get your podcasts. Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/the-rising-leader/id1662751786) | TuneIn (https://tunein.com/radio/The-Rising-Leader-p3088211/) | GooglePlay (https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5ibHVicnJ5LmNvbS9mZWVkcy8xNDcwNDM4LnhtbA) | Stitcher (https://www.stitcher.com/show/1051091) | Spotify | Amazon Music | iHeart Radio (https://iheart.com/podcast/106769619/) Be sure to share your favorite episodes on social media to help me reach more listeners like you. Join me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Mark-J-Silverman-Coaching-1010865855602071/), Twitter (https://twitter.com/mjaysilverman), YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGO6YqCHMDVNa_m2yiBZEtA), and LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark22102/). For more exclusive content and information, visit our website (https://www.markjsilverman.com/).

    • 13 min
    A Caring Business Will Succeed with Tom Mendoza

    A Caring Business Will Succeed with Tom Mendoza

    Tom Mendoza is currently a member of the Board of Directors at Varonis, VAST Data, and mParticle and a Former Board Member and Investor at UiPath and Security Scorecard. He is the former President and Vice-Chair of NetApp, a hybrid cloud data service and data management company that has ranked in the Fortune 500 list since 2012. After 25 impressive years with NetApp, Tom retired from the company to share his knowledge and experience by guest lecturing on the power of corporate culture to benefit the younger business generation. Tom is a big believer in the power of social media content, and you will find his articles and talks on LinkedIn, Forbes.com, and YouTube. In today's episode, Tom shares the history of his father's journey: the son of Cuban & Irish immigrants, a WW2 Veteran, and a midlife Merrill Lynch graduate adored by all, and how this influenced Tom's measurement of success. He discusses the principles on which NetApp was built and how this improves the quality of the people they hire. Tom invokes Teddy Roosevelt's principles in the agreed belief that 'people don't care how much you KNOW until they know how much you CARE.' He also discusses the power of influence at the top and why you should never underestimate how kindness will be repaid in respect, loyalty, and business. "Work should be an extension of who you really are. You shouldn't have to create a work persona." - Tom Mendoza Today on The Rising Leader Podcast: ●     Why an interest in people is the cornerstone of Tom's business and life philosophy●     Why you should build a company for legacy as much as profit●     How viral culture building will improve your business●     The four constituencies of care to make a successful business you can be proud of●     Why showing due care to your employees creates a team full of trust and willingness to go the extra mile●     Why Tom wants his employees to be sure of success from their first day on the job Connect with Tom Mendoza: ●     Tom Mendoza on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tommendoza/)●     Tom Mendoza on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOa095EPi4U)●     Tom Mendoza on Forbes.com (https://www.forbes.com/sites/netapp/2015/02/11/90-day-goals/)●     Tom Mendoza on Twitter (https://twitter.com/TomMendozaTalks) Grab Your FREE Copy: Only 10s Book Are you a busy executive or organizational leader? Do you regularly feel overwhelmed by your to-do list or constantly feel like you're putting out fires instead of getting the right things done? Then, friend, you need to grab a free copy of my bestselling book, Only 10s: Using Distraction to Get the Right Things Done. This free copy is currently available to all U.S. residents. It's time to get things off your to-do list and focus on the things that are important to you each day. To grab your free copy of Only 10s, visit www.markjsilverman.com/books (http://www.markjsilverman.com/books) Leader, It's Time to Rise! Thanks for tuning into this week's episode of The Rising Leader Podcast. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave a review wherever you get your podcasts. 

    • 32 min
    Do You Want to be Right or Effective?

    Do You Want to be Right or Effective?

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    • 9 min
    Growing Strong Leaders Through a Culture of Coaching with Meredith Bell

    Growing Strong Leaders Through a Culture of Coaching with Meredith Bell

    Meredith Bell is widely recognized as The Heart-Centered Connector. She is the President and Founder of Grow Strong Leaders, the host of the popular podcast by the same name, and the author of multiple books, including Peer Coaching Made Simple and Connect with Your Team. With over 40 years of experience as an entrepreneur, consultant, and trainer, Meredith has worked with thousands of leaders, entrepreneurs, coaches, consultants, and their teams to help them communicate and work together more effectively. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. During her free time, Meredith enjoys spending time with her husband and grandchildren and exploring nature, especially the world of birds. Meredith joins me today to discuss what it means to create a culture of coaching within your organization. We discuss the importance of building interpersonal relationships with your team, how the dynamic of your work environment changes when these relationships are built, and how it can help leaders better understand and connect with their company’s younger generation of employees. We discuss the foundational elements that help build a culture of coaching and why creating this culture begins with the executive team. We also discuss the importance of being self-aware of your words and actions impact on others and why we need to recognize that coaching is something that everyone, at every level of the organization, can do. “The foundation is trust.” - Meredith Bell This week on The Rising Leader Podcast: ●     How to create a culture of coaching in your organization●     The importance of interpersonal relationships and how it impacts a team’s overall performance●     How to become a good coach to your team●     Why corporate leaders often misunderstand the younger generation’s views on work ethic and company culture●     Why curiosity is a key attribute for successful leaders●     The ingredients to create a culture of coaching mindset within your organization●     The value of assuming the best of the people in your team instead of judging their actions based on insufficient information.●     Why creating a culture of coaching starts with the executive team●     Understanding the perception of your team members●     Recognizing that coaching is something that everyone, at every level, can do●     The importance of being willing to let go of past grievances●     Making mistakes, apologizing, and being comfortable with being wrong or not knowing all of the answers●     Being self-aware of your actions and their impact on others Resources Mentioned: ●     Podcast: Grow Strong Leaders Podcast Episode 124: WD-40’s Remarkable Tribe Culture (https://growstrongleaders.com/garry-ridge/)●     Podcast: Mastering Overwhelm Podcast Episode 6: The Heart of a Servant-Leader with Garry Ridge (https://www.markjsilverman.com/podcast-all/the-heart-of-a-servant-leader-with-garry-ridge) Connect with Meredith Bell: ●     Grow Strong Leaders (https://growstrongleaders.com/)●     Podcast: Grow Strong Leaders (https://growstrongleaders.com/podcasts/)●     Book: Connect with Your Team: Mastering the Top 10 Communication Skills●     Book:

    • 33 min
    Skydiving In The Office - It Doesn't Have to Be Soul Crushing

    Skydiving In The Office - It Doesn't Have to Be Soul Crushing

    Do you feel stuck in a soul-crushing job? Maybe you work in a corporate office or are an entrepreneur trying to build a business, but you no longer have that drive and passion that once drove you to push forward. In the corporate world, there is a stigma that all corporate jobs are – or eventually become – soul-crushing. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In this episode, I discuss the stigma often associated with corporate work and explain why I don’t believe anything has to be considered soul-crushing. I discuss how shifting your perspective on your current situation enables you to feel more free and joyful and the importance of living in the moment to set yourself free of these negative feelings. I explain how speaking your truth, asking for what you want, and setting boundaries can help you feel alive and help you reconnect with your true self. I also explain the difference between those ‘soul-crushing’ feelings and the desire to do something different, as well as how you can begin to live in the moment and start ‘skydiving in the office.’ “Everything’s an opportunity to grow. Everything’s an opportunity to be alive. And everything’s an opportunity to connect.” - Mark Silverman This week on The Rising Leader Podcast: ●     The soul-crushing feelings and stigma often associated with working in Corporate America●     Why I don’t believe anything has to be soul-crushing●     How being present in the moment enables you to feel the immediacy of life●     How shifting your views and perspectives in situations helps turn those mundane, soul-crushing notions into feelings of joy●     The difference between soul-crushing feelings and having the desire to do something different●     What it truly means to ‘skydive in the office.’ Resources Mentioned: ●     Book: The Lion Tracker’s Guide to Life by Boyd Varty Grab Your FREE Copy: Only 10s Book Are you a busy executive or organizational leader? Do you regularly feel overwhelmed by your to-do list or constantly feel like you’re putting out fires instead of getting the right things done? Then, friend, you need to grab a free copy of my bestselling book, Only 10s: Using Distraction to Get the Right Things Done. This free copy is currently available to all U.S. residents. It’s time to get things off your to-do list and focus on the things that are important to you each day. To grab your free copy of Only 10s, visit www.markjsilverman.com/books (http://www.markjsilverman.com/books) Leader, It’s Time to Rise! Thanks for tuning into this week’s episode of The Rising Leader Podcast. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave a review wherever you get your podcasts. Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/the-rising-leader/id1662751786) | TuneIn (https://tunein.com/radio/The-Rising-Leader-p3088211/) | GooglePlay (https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5ibHVicnJ5LmNvbS9mZWVkcy8xNDcwNDM4LnhtbA) |

    • 9 min

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Brandon T Adams ,

Listen if you want to Become a Better Leader. Great Podcast!

This Podcast interviews some of the top leaders in the world. Mark has a unique way of asking questions and bringing out the best of each guest. I love this podcast and always take something away. If you want to become a better leader and grow in life, listen to the show! I highly suggest it.

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The title of this podcast is very interesting, intriguing, and captivating. I can’t wait to hear it because I know how much work Mark has invested in creating something special.

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