Leadership lessons surround us. Often, these are born out of conflict and/or crisis. Steven Howard, 18-time author, chat with Kevin about his latest book Leadership Lessons from the Volkswagen Saga, a story of deliberate corporate deception that has impacted the automaker’s car brands, leadership structure, etc. They discuss cultures within organizations and consequences around said cultures; intended or not. Further, Steve also speaks to cross-cultural organizations, having lived ½ his life overseas. As leaders, we need to be sure to understand the differences of our counterparts.
In this episode, find out about:
A coaching conversation starts with you and your intention. How will you try to be helpful in your interactions with others so they walk away feeling inspired or leaning a new perspective? Gregg Thompson, author of The Master Coach, and President of Bluepoint Leadership, joins Kevin to discuss coaching as a discipline and the impact on performance and career acceleration.
In this episode, Kevin and Gregg:
Book Recommendations and Resources:
Jim Kerr, one of today’s foremost thinkers on organizational design and culture transformation, joins Kevin to talk about culture creation in your organization and how leaders at all levels can use stories to engage and create buy-in. He also shares some insights from his latest book, It’s Good to Be King. Jim focuses on the fundamentals of steady of responsible leadership and the importance of these lessons as you continue your leadership journey.
Regardless of your leadership status, you should treat your role as if your job to make other people successful. Jacob Morgan didn’t always feel he has those type of managers and as a result decided to look at the workplace from the people to the infrastructure. In his latest book, The Employee Experience Advantage, Morgan analyzes over 250 global organizations to determine how to create an organization where people genuinely want, not need to show up to work. Kevin and Jacob delve into employee experiences and what we need to look for in the future.
The Entrepreneur’s Book of Actions breaks down actions leaders/entrepreneurs can take to make small daily changes for a big impact. Rhett Power, award-winning entrepreneur (Wild Creations), consultant, speaker and author joins Kevin to talk about his book and his leadership journey. He shares insights on working without capital and how to persevere through the not so great times.
Former mathematics professor turned author, Robert Pool, joins Kevin to discuss what you can do to truly improve a skill set. Whether it’s an instrument, a sport, or how to be a more effective leader to be better requires purposeful practice. The only way to progress is learning about what you are doing wrong and what the “best” are doing right.
Leaders invest in relationships and continue to evolve to remain relevant to that relationship. David Nour thought leader on the topic of business relationships for more than 25 years joins Kevin to discuss his latest book, Co-Create: How Your Business Will Profit from Innovative and Strategic Collaboration. Co-creation means finding the common goal, sharing the same vision and working together through your strategic relationship to achieve the next big thing.
When it comes to leading an organization or a team, you need to be relevant. Thomas Barta, former McKinsey partner and senior marketer chats with Kevin about his recent book, The 12 Powers of a Marketing Leader. Thomas and his co-author, Patrick Barwise, conducted the largest ever global study of marketing leadership to answer the question: what makes an effective and successful marketing leader? This discussion and lessons learned can be applied regardless of your role in an organization.
If you want to raise your leadership profile, you need to be concise and intentional about your career. In other words, what is your strategy to make sure you are at the table and voicing your opinion. In this episode, Sue Ritchie, a leadership coach from the UK, joins Kevin to look at how stretching your comfort zone can help you take important steps in your leadership journey.
What are you working on? This is a question leaders and potential leaders are asked all the time. Simple enough and your answer needs to show connection. Today Kevin is joined by Dianna Booher. Dianna is the author of 47 books and Founder of Booher Consultants, a communication training firm, and then more recently founder of Booher Research Institute. They discuss aspects of strategic communication, leadership, connection and humor in the workplace.
Leaders are coaches. They ask the right questions and they deliver messages with empathy. Lolly Daskal, founder of Lead from Within and the most inspiring person in the world according to the Huffington Post, shares with Kevin her thoughts on coaching and how it can be used to empower and engage people to reach their potential.
Today David Burkus joins Kevin to discuss his latest book, Under New Management, which challenges traditional workplace policiesand proves that they are dated or simply not working — and reveals what does. David is also an associate professor of management at Oral Roberts University and speaks to the new generation of employees, aka Millennials.
Organizations that grow focus on focus. This allows them to prioritize and allows them to say “no”. Join Kevin and Dr. Alison Eyring, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Organisation Solutions, as they discuss growth philosophy in both work and sport. Alison, a trained organizational psychologist, helps us understand performance, our capacity, and competence in roles. In addition, she has lived in Asia for the past 20 years and brings us a different cultural perspective.
Mark Deterding, founder and principal of Triune Leadership Services, works with organizations and individuals to create a culture of servant leadership. In this episode, Kevin and Mark discuss how high performing leaders continue to assess each individual and build energy accordingly. They also look at emerging leaders and how they can enter the role with humility.
Leadership is all about behavior. In this episode, Angie Morgan and Kevin discuss the leadership development journey. Angie is founder of Lead Star and served as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps and emphasizes that you can’t wait until you (or your employees) are in a leadership role before introducing leadership concepts. When people learn leadership, they spark.
It’s great to have goals and they will most likely fail without execution, according to Stephen Lynch. Stephen is the Head of Strategy and Consulting at RESULTS.com, a business productivity software platform. Stephen and Kevin discuss key elements for successful execution and how to find that “bigness balance”. Stephen also advises on how to create a core value statement, which can help lead to accountability.
Can an introvert be an effective leader? Most definitely, according to Jennifer Kahnweiler, global speaker and bestselling author known as the “Champion of Introverts." Jennifer and Kevin discuss both introverts and extroverts, how we all fall on the scale somewhere, and how we can work with our opposite.
Does a leader need to know all the answers and tell others what to do? Bob Tiede, the brain child behind leadingwithquestions.com, would argue that there is value in that and leaders (and their teams) are more successful when one leads with questions. Kevin and Bob discuss how to strengthen your skills to lead by asking
Howard Behar led Starbuck’s domestic business as President of North America, and he became the founding President of Starbucks International opening the very first store outside of North America in Japan. He is also the author of It’s Not About the Coffee and The Magic Cup. Today he joins Kevin to chat about servant leadership, growing your organization and finding joy in it all. He suggests that performance matters in all aspects of our lives and influence does not come from power but form serving other people
Per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Millennials will be the largest generation in the workforce by the end of 2015. They bring a different bias and experience to the workplace and new ideas to relationships. Dan Negroni, founder of Launchbox and author of Chasing Relevance, discusses how to relate with our colleagues and bridge that generation gap and improve employee engagement.
Great work has both impact and meaning, per Michael Bungay Stanier. Michael is the author of The Coaching Habit and Do More Great Work. He is also the founder and Senior Partner of Box of Crayons, a company that helps organizations all over the world do less Good Work and more Great Work. Michael and Kevin discuss the concept and core attributes of great work. Further, how a leader needs to be a catalyst for their team and ways to move the team towards more great work.
“I love to see people impacted by a great experience”, says Chip Bell, a renowned keynote speaker and the author of several best-selling books. In this episode, Kevin and Chip discuss some differences between customer service and innovative service. Further, how you can move from just value added to value unique and create a story for your customers to tell.
Leadership is an ongoing process and great leaders continue to learn because they are curious. They don’t necessarily learn from their experiences but by reflecting on their experiences. Kevin and Wally Bock discuss learning goals, relationships, and why to “not be the event.” Wally learned leadership as a U. S. Marine, an executive in a multi-national corporation, and as the owner of a small business focused on improving leadership for his clients.
“You’ve got moxie, kid”. We hear it in the moves but what does it mean? Join Kevin and John Baldoni, author of MOXIE: The Secret of Bold and Gusty Leadership (among other books), as they discuss gumption, guts and the resilience to pursue. Leaders need to be open to the learning process and not ashamed of defeat. The question is what are you going to do next? How do you take those lessons and bring you team together to thrive? If you don’t have self-doubt, you may be delusional.
Leadership is leadership, according to Major General David Bassett, Program Executive Officer for Ground Combat Systems. In today’s episode, Major General Bassett shares insight to leading and managing high visibility and high dollar programs. He challenges us to understand our role within the organization and recognize that if we have to use our title/position to get what we want we haven’t properly instilled the values of the organization.