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By Jon S. Rennie
“Leadership is a People Business.” That's the philosophy of this leadership podcast from Jon Rennie. It's real-world, actionable advice from Jon as well as his expert guests. As a former Cold War Submarine Officer who spent 20+ years leading businesses in Corporate America before starting his own manufacturing business, he knows that leadership matters!
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#0047 - Deckplate Leadership with Brian Browne

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#0063 – Embracing Life Lessons with Marney Andes
Today my guest is Marney Andes. Marney is an author, consultant, educator, and entrepreneur. She was a college basketball player and former Mrs. America. She credits her success from the lessons she learned from her father growing up on a farm in Nebraska. She has a new book out called Start with the Give-Me Shots in which she share 8 lessons from her childhood that helped her succeed. She also helps readers reflect on their own life’s lessons to find clarity and success. This was an inspiring interview which I know you will love! Start with the Give-Me Shots book Marney Andes website Marney Andes on Twitter Marney Andes on Instagram _____ Pre-order my new book now All in the Same Boat - Lead Your Organization Like a Nuclear Submariner Visit our sponsor Bottom Gun Coffee Company use the discount code "DEEP" Become a leader worth following today with these powerful resources: Purchase my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" use the discount code "DEEP" Subscribe to my leadership newsletter Follow Jon S Rennie on Twitter Follow Jon S Rennie on Instagram Follow Jon S Rennie on YouTube
45:00
April 4, 2021
#0062 – Creating an Internal Board of Directors with Dr. Holly Sullenger
Today I’m joined by Dr. Holly Sullenger. Holly is an award winning speaker, corporate trainer, and leadership consultant here in the Raleigh, NC area. She helps companies get the most from their teams through speaking, training, and workshops. She recently wrote about a subject that I think is critical for all leaders. This topic is Creating Your Own Internal Board of Directors. I’ve learned in my career, if you’re going to be successful as a leader, you can’t do it alone. I’m excited to have her on the show and talk about this important subject. Dr. Holly Sullenger's Website Dr. Holly Sullenger on Facebook _____ Pre-order my new book now All in the Same Boat - Lead Your Organization Like a Nuclear Submariner Visit our sponsor Bottom Gun Coffee Company use the discount code "DEEP" Become a leader worth following today with these powerful resources: Purchase my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" use the discount code "DEEP" Subscribe to my leadership newsletter Follow Jon S Rennie on Twitter Follow Jon S Rennie on Instagram Follow Jon S Rennie on YouTube
45:30
March 27, 2021
#0061 – Getting to the C-Suite with Jawad Ahsan
Today I’m joined by Jawad Ahsan. Jawad is the CFO of Axon, the global leader of connected public safety technologies like tasers and body cameras. He is the author of a new book called What They Didn’t Tell Me where he draws upon his own personal experience to help people better manage their careers. This book helps people get past the things that get them stuck in their careers. In this book he talks about his journey from entry level employee to the C-Suite. If you feel like you are stuck or are wonder what it takes to get to the highest levels of your company, this is your episode. Jawad Ahsan's Website What They Didn’t Tell Me book Axon.com _____ Pre-order my new book now All in the Same Boat - Lead Your Organization Like a Nuclear Submariner Visit our sponsor Bottom Gun Coffee Company use the discount code "DEEP" Become a leader worth following today with these powerful resources: Purchase my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" use the discount code "DEEP" Subscribe to my leadership newsletter Follow Jon S Rennie on Twitter Follow Jon S Rennie on Instagram Follow Jon S Rennie on YouTube
36:28
March 21, 2021
#0060 - All in the Same Boat Preview
This is the week my new book comes out. It’s called All in the Same Boat - Lead Your Organization Like a Nuclear Submariner and pre-orders open on March 15th. It will only be available on my website jonsrennie.com or allinthesameboatbook.com. I spent more than two years writing this book which contains stories of my time serving in the Navy as a submarine officer and how those experiences helped my lead 9 different manufacturing businesses throughout my career. I guarantee this will be the most interesting leadership book you will read in 2021. In this episode, I talk about the origins of one of the stories in my new book and then I will share a that part of the chapter. It's about my first deployment on the USS Tennessee in a North Atlantic winter storm and how that experience helped me understand my WWII Navy veteran grandfather better. It’s one of my favorite stories in the book and I’m excited to share this with you. Pre-order my new book on 3/15/21 only at allinthesameboatbook.com _____ Get my new book now All in the Same Boat - Lead Your Organization Like a Nuclear Submariner Visit our sponsor Bottom Gun Coffee Company use the discount code "DEEP" Become a leader worth following today with these powerful resources: Purchase my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" use the discount code "DEEP" Subscribe to my leadership newsletter Follow Jon S Rennie on Twitter Follow Jon S Rennie on Instagram Follow Jon S Rennie on YouTube
20:45
March 14, 2021
#0059 – Transforming Today's Leaders with Lou Everett and Sherri McManus
Today my guests are Lou Everett and Sherri McManus. They are the founders of the Lou Everett Group based right here in Raleigh, NC. Their expertise is leadership and leadership training. They are on the same mission I am – to build a world with better bosses. They are known for their highly effective coaching, teaching, and speaking on the topic of leadership. They strongly believe that personal growth impacts a leader’s influence. This was a powerful discussion with two people on the front lines of leadership development. The Lou Everett Group website The Lou Everett Group Facebook The Lou Everett Group LinkedIn The Lou Everett Group Instagram _____ Learn about my new book All in the Same Boat - Lead Your Organization Like a Nuclear Submariner Visit our sponsor Bottom Gun Coffee Company use the discount code "DEEP" Become a leader worth following today with these powerful resources: Purchase my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" use the discount code "DEEP" Subscribe to my leadership newsletter Follow Jon S Rennie on Twitter Follow Jon S Rennie on Instagram Follow Jon S Rennie on YouTube
44:44
March 6, 2021
#0058 – The Smartest Person in the Room with Christian Espinosa
Today I’m joined by Christian Espinosa. Christian is Founder and CEO of Alpine Security. He is an Air Force veteran turned entrepreneur, bestselling author, and high-performance coach. His latest book, The Smartest Person in the Room, shows how to leverage your company's smartest minds to your benefit and theirs. This book helps business managers develop their organization’s technical resources so they become better humans and stronger leaders. This is great show about leading high IQ individuals. Christian Espinosa's website The Smartest Person in the Room Book Christian Espinosa on Instagram Christian Espinosa on Twitter _____ Learn about my new book All in the Same Boat - Lead Your Organization Like a Nuclear Submariner Visit our sponsor Bottom Gun Coffee Company use the discount code "DEEP" Become a leader worth following today with these powerful resources: Purchase my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" use the discount code "DEEP" Subscribe to my leadership newsletter Follow Jon S Rennie on Twitter Follow Jon S Rennie on Instagram Follow Jon S Rennie on YouTube
36:28
February 28, 2021
#0057 – Unlocking your Creative Mind with Peter Himmelman
Today I’m joined by Peter Himmelman. Peter is the founder & CEO of Big Muse, an organization that helps companies translate their vision into reality by allowing them to create more fearlessly. He is a Grammy & Emmy nominated musician who has turned his passion for music into a methodology to allow people to tap into their creative side. His 2016 book, Let Me Out: Unlock Your Creative Mind and Bring Your Ideas to Life presents science-based techniques and simple exercises to get unstuck and unlock your creative potential. If you’ve ever wondered what prevents us from turning our dreams into reality, this is your episode. Peter helps us unlock the creative side of the mind and chase after the things we are really passionate about. Today, Peter and I talk about the creative side of business leadership. Peter Himmelman website Let Me Out: Unlock Your Creative Mind and Bring Your Ideas to Life Peter Himmelman on Twitter Big Muse Website Big Muse on Twitter Big Muse on Instagram _____ Learn about my new book All in the Same Boat - Lead Your Organization Like a Nuclear Submariner Visit our sponsor Bottom Gun Coffee Company use the discount code "DEEP" Become a leader worth following today with these powerful resources: Purchase my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" Subscribe to my leadership newsletter Follow Jon S Rennie on Twitter Follow Jon S Rennie on Instagram Follow Jon S Rennie on YouTube
52:10
February 14, 2021
#0056 – Using Hardships to Propel You Forward with Marie Cosgrove
Today I’m joined by Marie Cosgrove. Twelve years ago, she was a single mother of four children when she was fired from her company because she “made too much” in commissions. Instead of becoming bitter, vengeful, or angry, she started her own company. Two years later, she acquired the company that fired her and built it into an internationally-recognized brand. She has a remarkable story which she shares in a new book called Greater Fortune which is available for preorder. I am excited to have her on the show to talk about her journey. We all face challenges in our personal and business life and I know you will be inspired by Marie’s story.  Marie Cosgrove Website Marie Cosgrove YouTube Greater Fortune: Essential Lessons from the Entrepreneur Who Bought the Company That Fired Her _____ Learn about my new book All in the Same Boat - Lead Your Organization Like a Nuclear Submariner Visit our sponsor Bottom Gun Coffee Company use the discount code "DEEP" Become a leader worth following today with these powerful resources: Purchase my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" Subscribe to my leadership newsletter Follow Jon S Rennie on Twitter Follow Jon S Rennie on Instagram Follow Jon S Rennie on YouTube
34:23
February 7, 2021
#0055 - The Relentless Leadership of Organized Crime with Jerold Zimmerman & Daniel Forrester
The best ideas come from outside your industry. Well, today’s episode is a perfect example of that. My guests are Jerold (Jerry) Zimmerman & Daniel Forrester. They looked way outside their industry for inspiration. They studied the business practices of criminal enterprises. The wanted to learn how the American Mafia, the Sinaloa Cartel, Hells Angels, as well as the Crips and the Bloods could be so successful for so many years. Their research led to a book called Relentless: The Forensics of Mobsters' Business Practices. Jerry & Daniel combine seventy-five years of Nobel Prize-winning economics research - with insights from criminal prosecutors - to examine how criminal syndicates continue to survive and thrive for decades -  despite billions of dollars of law enforcement opposition. They have analyzed the leadership principles of criminal organizations and uncovered enduring lessons that every organization needs to adopt.  This is a very interesting show.  Relentless: The Forensics of Mobsters' Business Practices book Jerold Zimmerman Website Jerold Zimmerman Twitter Daniel Forrester Website Daniel Forrester Twitter _____ Visit our sponsor Bottom Gun Coffee Company use the discount code "DEEP" Become a leader worth following today with these powerful resources: Purchase my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" Subscribe to my leadership newsletter Follow Jon S Rennie on Twitter Follow Jon S Rennie on Instagram Follow Jon S Rennie on YouTube
50:44
January 31, 2021
#0054 – Building a Fraternity of Excellence with Zachary Small
Today I’m talking with Zachary Small. He is a Navy veteran turned entrepreneur and like my last guest, Jason Helmes, he has built a powerful online community. But, he has also built a tribe that gets together in real life as well. It’s called the Fraternity of Excellence of which I am a member. It’s a group of men dedicated to becoming better fathers, better husbands, and better men. Zac helps men take control of their lives and become the leader they were meant to be in their marriages, their families, and their communities. He focuses on masculinity, marriage, and fatherhood and ways men can become their absolute best. He has helped hundreds of men turn their lives around and become better versions of themselves. Today we talked about leadership in the family and how he built such a thriving and successful tribe of men in the Fraternity of Excellence. The Fraternity of Excellence  The Family Alpha Zac Small on Twitter The Family Alpha Podcast _____ Become a leader worth following today with these powerful resources: Purchase my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" Subscribe to my leadership newsletter Follow Jon S Rennie on Twitter Follow Jon S Rennie on Instagram Follow Jon S Rennie on YouTube
34:39
January 24, 2021
#0053 – Building a Thriving Online Community with Jason Helmes
Today, we have a very special guest, Jason Helmes. He is a Fitness Coach, but more importantly, he is my fitness coach. Like many of us, Jason lost control of his fitness and health when he left college and entered the work world. But he fought back, got in the best shape of his life, and learned a lot in the process. He learned the fitness world is filled with click-bait, charlatans, and never-ending fads. So, after years of research as well as trial and error, he decided to develop his own simple method for health and fitness that anyone can follow. He calls his company, Anyman Fitness, and he has since helped thousands of clients get in the best shape of their lives. He’s a fitness entrepreneur who has built a thriving online fitness community. Jason talks about the importance of physical fitness for business leaders and how he built such a successful online community. Anyman Fitness website Email Jason Helmes Jason Helmes on Facebook Jason Helmes on Twitter _____ Become a leader worth following today with these powerful resources: Purchase my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" Subscribe to my leadership newsletter Follow Jon S Rennie on Twitter Follow Jon S Rennie on Instagram Follow Jon S Rennie on YouTube
52:02
January 18, 2021
#0052 – Introducing the X-Factor Podcast
A coach & a Navy officer walk into a bar... Just kidding, they used to be a coach and an officer, now they're entrepreneurs and they walk into a podcast studio, not a bar. But they do pour a glass of bourbon, sit down, turn on their mics and talk about what it takes to win at the highest level. Whether that's in a stadium, a nuclear sub, the business world, or anywhere else for that matter. What does it take? It takes the X-Factor. Everyone wants it, few possess it and even fewer recognize it when they see it. These two guys will show you what it is and what it takes. Tune in (or don't). The X-Factor Podcast The X-Factor Podcast YouTube The X-Factor Podcast on Twitter The X-Factor Podcast on Instagram Bottom Gun Coffee (Use code 'DEEP') Chin Up, Chest Out Store _____ Become a leader worth following today with these powerful resources: Purchase my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" Subscribe to my leadership newsletter Follow Jon S Rennie on Twitter Follow Jon S Rennie on Instagram Follow Jon S Rennie on YouTube
36:14
January 14, 2021
#0051 – Leading from the Battlefield to the White House with Bo Brabo
Have you ever thought about what it would be like to lead in a high-stress environment like combat or say working for the President at the White House? Well, my guest today has done both. Bo Brabo is an Army and White House veteran turned author and entrepreneur. He worked in the White House under both George W. Bush and Barack Obama before starting his own company. He is the author of a new book called From the Battlefield to the White House to the Boardroom: Leading Organizations to Values-Based Results. He also the co-host of the popular Bo & Luke show podcast. He strongly believes in the importance of leadership values and the power of people. I’m excited to have him on the show to talk about leading teams in the military, the White House, and in business. This is a powerful episode to start the year and you don’t want to miss it! Bo Brabo Website From the Battlefield to the White House to the Boardroom Book Bo Brabo on Instagram The Bo & Luke Show _____ Become a leader worth following today with these powerful resources: Purchase my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" Subscribe to my leadership newsletter Follow Jon S Rennie on Twitter Follow Jon S Rennie on Instagram Follow Jon S Rennie on YouTube
46:13
January 2, 2021
#0050 – Leadership is a People Business with Jennifer Thornton
You’ve heard me say that leadership is a people business. That applies to every aspect of your organization. This includes hiring, onboarding, talent development, performance feedback, and succession planning. Many leaders, however, don’t take ownership and they try and outsource their leadership responsibility to HR. My guest today is Jennifer Thornton. Jennifer is a leadership coach and founder of 304 Coaching. She spent more than 20 years as an HR professional and in operations before starting her consulting business. Jennifer helps leaders and companies who are facing breakthrough growth and accelerated hiring patterns.  Today we talk about the importance of leadership in hiring, developing, and growing the people in our business.  304 Coaching Website 304 Coaching Facebook Jennifer Thornton on LinkedIn Addiction to Being Right Article _____ Become a leader worth following today with these powerful resources: Purchase my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" Subscribe to my leadership newsletter Follow Jon S Rennie on Twitter Follow Jon S Rennie on Instagram Follow Jon S Rennie on YouTube
39:59
December 26, 2020
#0049 - Finding Happiness at Work with Becky Morrison
2020 has been a rough year. It’s been especially tough for business leaders. Have you found yourself thinking that next year will be better? Have you put off being happy for when things finally settle down? If that’s the case, you’re going to enjoy this episode. My guest is Becky Morrison. Becky is a UC Berkeley Certified Executive Coach, consultant, connector, and author. She works with people to help them accelerate leadership, improve communication, and hone their people skills. More importantly, Becky shows people how to live a happier life. She argues that happiness is not for the future, it’s for right now.  Grantley Coaching The Happiness Recipe Book Becky Morrison on Instagram _____ Become a leader worth following today with these powerful resources: Purchase my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" Subscribe to my leadership newsletter Follow Jon S Rennie on Twitter Follow Jon S Rennie on Instagram Follow Jon S Rennie on YouTube
34:35
December 19, 2020
#0048 – The Fearless Leader with Jacqueline Wales
You’ve heard me say that the purpose of this podcast is to build a world with better bosses. What if I told you that one of the biggest problems with poor leadership is actually fear? My guest today is Jacqueline Wales. Jacqueline is a self-described “Champion for Fearlessness.” She is a leadership coach and author. Her latest book, The Fearless Factor @ Work, helps leaders break through barriers to reach their full potential. She has observed that many of the worst leadership behaviors are simply born out of fear and insecurity. If you think about a bad boss you know, you can probably see where fear is involved. This is a really powerful discussion that will make you think more about how fear affects leadership. Jacqueline Wales on LinkedIn The Fearless Factor @ Work The Fearless Change Program - Six-Week Online Program _____ Become a leader worth following today with these powerful resources: Purchase my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" Subscribe to my leadership newsletter Follow Jon S Rennie on Twitter Follow Jon S Rennie on Instagram Follow Jon S Rennie on YouTube
39:11
December 13, 2020
#0047 - Deckplate Leadership with Brian Browne
You’ve heard me say this before. If you want to be a great leader, you need to get out of your bubble and go to where your people are. My guest today knows this very well. Brian Browne is a submarine qualified Chief Warrant in the U.S. Navy. He’s also co-founder of Sailors & Sticks, a nationwide group of more than 1,300 sailors and former sailors who enjoy good cigars and great conversation. He co-hosts the popular Sailors & Sticks podcast which is one of my absolute favorites. At the end of the day, Brian is an experienced, hands-on leader and it was an honor to have him on the show to talk about his philosophy on leadership. Sailors & Sticks Podcast Sailors & Sticks on Instagram Brian Browne on Instagram Sailors & Sticks on Twitter Sailors & Sticks Private Facebook Group _____ Become a leader worth following today with these powerful resources: Purchase my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" Subscribe to my leadership newsletter Follow Jon S Rennie on Twitter Follow Jon S Rennie on Instagram Follow Jon S Rennie on YouTube
45:27
December 2, 2020
#0046 - Detox, Declutter, Dominate with Perry Marshall
If you’re a leader, you’re probably very busy. What if I told you that you are likely working on the wrong things? The Pareto principle tells us that 80% of our outcomes come from just 20% of our actions. So how do we determine which 20% we should focus on? My guest today is going to help us answer this question. Perry Marshall is a business strategist and author of eight books including his 2013 bestselling book, 80/20 Sales and Marketing. His latest book, Detox, Declutter, Dominate: How to Excel by Elimination shows how readers can grow their business four times faster by eliminating 80% of wasted effort. Perry has helped thousands of small companies become big companies by applying his principles. Perry Marshall website Perry Marshall on Twitter 80/20 Sales and Marketing Book Detox, Declutter, Dominate: How to Excel by Elimination Book _____ Become a leader worth following today with these powerful resources: Purchase my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" Subscribe to my leadership newsletter Follow Jon S Rennie on Twitter Follow Jon S Rennie on Instagram Follow Jon S Rennie on YouTube
45:49
November 21, 2020
#0045 - Making an Impact with Eric Godwin
Are you ready to step away from all the negativity in the world right now? As I record this, not only are we are still in a global pandemic, but we don’t know who the president is two weeks after a highly contested election. My guest today is focused on the positive. Eric Godwin is a man on a mission. He is an educator turned author. His new book, #ImpactMyLife: Being the Change, is a call to action for people looking to make a difference in their communities and workplaces. Being a leader means making a positive impact on the people who work for you and in a year filled with so much negativity, it's great about something positive. Eric Godwin's Website #ImpactMyLife: Being the Change book Eric Goodwin on Twitter Eric Godwin on Instagram _____ Become a leader worth following today with these powerful resources: Purchase my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" Subscribe to my leadership newsletter Follow Jon S Rennie on Twitter Follow Jon S Rennie on Instagram Follow Jon S Rennie on YouTube
37:33
November 14, 2020
#0044 - Getting your Financial House in Order with Michael Murphy
Let me ask you a question. Do you have your financial house in order? If you had an unexpected expense, how would it affect you? 78% of people are living paycheck-to-paycheck. This includes high wage earners as well. My guest today is Michael Murphy. Michael is the founder of Financial Coaching RDU, a company that helps people get control of their finances. He writes and speaks on personal finance issues and hosts the popular Murphy on Money podcast. He’s written a new book, The Missing Key: How to Find and Use One Simple Skill to Unlock your Best Financial Life. I’ve known Michael for years and I love his passion for helping people. If you want to be a great leader, you need to lead yourself first and that means getting your financial house in order. Enjoy my discussion with Michael! The Missing Key Book Financial Coaching RDU Murphy on Money Website Murphy on Money Podcast Murphy on Money Instagram _____ Become a leader worth following today with these powerful resources: Purchase my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" Subscribe to my leadership newsletter Follow Jon S Rennie on Twitter Follow Jon S Rennie on Instagram Follow Jon S Rennie on YouTube
43:39
November 7, 2020
#0043 - Leading a Startup with Jonathan Littman and Susanna Camp
Have you ever thought of starting your own company but weren’t sure whether you could do it? Most people think you need to have innovative ideas like Elon Musk or the vision of Steve Jobs. The truth is that entrepreneurs come in all different shapes and sizes. My guests today are Jonathan Littman and Susanna Camp. They have studied thousands of successful entrepreneurs and uncovered some interesting findings. They are the authors of a new book called The Entrepreneur’s Faces: How Makers, Visionaries, and Outsiders Succeed. They both have spent years helping people in the start-up community and each has a deep passion for entrepreneurship and innovation. This book offers a new, human-centric model to guide startup leaders. If you were wondering if you have the right stuff to start a business, this is your podcast. The Entrepreneur’s Faces book Jonathan Littman on Twitter Susanna Camp on Twitter Inc. Article featuring Jonathan Littman and Susanna Camp _____ Become a leader worth following today with these powerful resources: Purchase my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" Subscribe to my leadership newsletter Follow Jon S Rennie on Twitter Follow Jon S Rennie on Instagram Follow Jon S Rennie on YouTube
49:32
November 1, 2020
#0042 - Beyond Stadium Status with John Brubaker
Have you ever heard of the term, “Stadium Status?” It signifies that someone has reached such a large audience of followers that their fans can fill an entire stadium. Think of bands like the Rolling Stones, athletes like Michael Jordan, or actors like the Rock. It represents the top of the game. Businesses and individuals can reach this level too. My guest today is John Brubaker, also known as Coach Bru. John is a former college lacrosse coach turned author, speaker, and business coach. John speaks and writes on leadership and business issues. I have been a long-time fan of his “out of the box” thinking when it comes to growing businesses. He often says that “Weird wins” and he’s right. One idea from his book, “Stadium Status” produced more than $1 million in new business for my company, Peak Demand. He has followed that book up with a sequel called, “Beyond Stadium Status” and I’m excited to have him on the show to discuss how to grow a business to “Stadium Status and Beyond” John Brubaker's Website Stadium Status Book Beyond Stadium Status Book John Brubaker on Twitter _____ Become a leader worth following today with these powerful resources: Purchase my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" Subscribe to my leadership newsletter Follow Jon S Rennie on Twitter Follow Jon S Rennie on Instagram Follow Jon S Rennie on YouTube
54:07
October 10, 2020
#0041 - Escaping the Matrix with Jerome Myers
In the movie, the Matrix, the main character Neo is offered a choice between a red pill and a blue pill. The red pill represents reality, truth, and an uncertain future. The blue pill represents ignorance and living in confined comfort and the simulated reality of the Matrix, Neo takes the red pill and escapes the matrix. My guest today is Jerome Myers and he as escaped the Matrix which is the confined comfort of corporate life. He is an engineer turned entrepreneur. He is the founder of the Myers Development group a property development company investing in multifamily buildings. He also teaches people how to get into the multifamily investing business through a program he developed called the Myers Methods. And if that was not enough, he also hosts the Dreamcatchers podcast where he interviews leaders and entrepreneurs who have escaped corporate life and pursued their dreams. Jerome Myers Website Dreamcatchers Podcast Myers Development group Myers Methods _____ Become a leader worth following today with these powerful resources: Purchase my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" Subscribe to my leadership newsletter Follow Jon S Rennie on Twitter Follow Jon S Rennie on Instagram Follow Jon S Rennie on YouTube
46:28
October 3, 2020
#0040 – Motivating Millennials with Gabriel Klingman
Today I’m joined by Gabriel Klingman. Gabriel is a Speaker, Author, Consultant, and podcast host. He has over a decade of experience building and optimizing teams. He started his leadership journey at Starbucks where he managed over 120 employees from Texas to Maine. His new book, Opportunity Switch provides a simple formula for motivating millennials, minimizing turnover, and creating a HIGH-PERFORMANCE culture. If you ever wanted to know the secrets of leading millennials, this is your show! Opportunity Switch book Gabriel Klingman on Twitter Coffee With Klingman podcast Gabriel's website - FLW Academy _____ Become a leader worth following today with these powerful resources: Purchase my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" Subscribe to my leadership newsletter Follow Jon S Rennie on Twitter Follow Jon S Rennie on Instagram Follow Jon S Rennie on YouTube
43:52
September 26, 2020
#0039 – The Power to Make a Difference with Heather Eason
One of the most important things that leaders do is impact the people around them. The best leaders work hard to make sure that impact is positive. My guest today is someone I have known for over 10 years. She is the kind of leader who is making a positive impact in the lives of her team and her industry. Heather is the founder and CEO of SELECT Power systems, an engineering company that supports the electrical power industry. SELECT Power systems is a certified woman-owned small business. Heather is an electrical engineer with an MBA who has been leading technical organizations for years. She also shared her thoughts on LeanedOn.com where her mission is to empower women in STEM careers. SELECT Power systems website LeanedOn.com Heather Eason on LinkedIn _____ Become a leader worth following today with these powerful resources: Purchase my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" Subscribe to my leadership newsletter Follow Jon S Rennie on Twitter Follow Jon S Rennie on Instagram Follow Jon S Rennie on YouTube
48:03
September 19, 2020
#0038 – Developing an Elite Mindset with Dr. Larry Widman
If you’re anything like me you love to see an elite performance. Whether it’s an Olympian like Michael Phelps or sports figures like Michael Jordan or Tom Brady, we’re fascinated at people who can perform at the highest level. There’s a common thread with these individuals – they all have an elite mindset. I’m joined today by Dr. Larry Widman. Larry is a High-Performance Psychiatrist AND an Elite Mindset Coach. He works with CEOs, Professional athletes, Olympians, and NCAA Sports Teams to develop the mental skills and mindset to push the boundaries of performance. He’s also co-founder of Performance Mountain, a company dedicated to helping people and organizations reach their peak potential. He hosts the Max Out Mindset podcast where he interviews people performing at elite levels. If that’s not enough, he is also the author of the new book called Max Out Mindset: Proven Strategies that Prepare You and Your Team for Battle in Business, Sport, and Life. Max Out Mindset Book Performance Mountain Website Dr. Larry Widman on Twitter _____ Learn more about my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" here. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter here. Follow me on: Twitter Instagram YouTube
55:17
September 12, 2020
#0037 – Leading through the Suck with Dean Bundschu
Have you ever considered that military veterans might be the best people to start a business? First of all, they know how to build and lead a team. They are not afraid to get their hands dirty. And they can handle the “suck." Yes, starting and running a business is difficult but veterans have experience in doing hard things. My guest today is Dean Bundschu. Dean is the National Ecosystem Development Director for Bunker Labs. Bunker Labs is a national non-profit network of veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs dedicated to helping the military-connected community start their own business. He has been in the entrepreneur space since serving as an Army Company Commander in Iraq in 2003 and 2004. Dean has seen hundreds of veterans and military spouses start and run successful businesses. We talk about what it takes to start a business and why so many veterans are moving in this direction. Dean Bundschu on LinkedIn Bunker Labs Website Bunker Labs Twitter Bunker Labs Instagram _____ Learn more about my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" here. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter here. Follow me on: Twitter Instagram YouTube
43:28
September 5, 2020
#0036 – Where No Leadership Podcast has Gone Before with Jeff Akin
Today, my guest is Jeff Akin. Jeff is a former submariner who has more than 20 years of leadership experience in both the public and private sectors. He’s also a motivational speaker, voice-over artist, and podcast host. In fact, I think Jeff has the most unique leadership podcasts on the planet (and maybe other planets as well). He is the host and creator of the Starfleet Leadership Academy podcast. If you’re thinking Star Trek, you are correct. In this podcast, Jeff breaks down episodes of Star Trek and points out all of the important leadership lessons. You don’t have to be a fan of Star Trek fan to really appreciate the creativity of what he is doing. In a world crowded with leadership podcasts, the Starfleet Leadership Academy podcast is truly unique.  Starfleet Leadership Academy podcast Jeff Akin website Jeff Akin on Twitter Jeff Akin on Instagram _____ Learn more about my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" here. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter here. Follow me on: Twitter Instagram YouTube
46:22
August 29, 2020
#0035 – Startup Leadership with D'Shawn Russell
Have you ever considered what it takes to be a leader in a business start-up? It’s not easy and it takes a special person and a special set of skills. My guest today has those skills. D'Shawn Russell gave up her career in education to manufacture candles. Yes, candles. She decided to give up a predictable job to do something she knew very little about. She entered into the crowded market of candle manufacturing companies and decided to do battle with corporate giants like Yankee Candle...and she’s winning. What does it take to lead in a startup? Listen in and find out! Southern Elegance Candle Company website Southern Elegance Candle Company on Twitter Southern Elegance Candle Company on Facebook Southern Elegance Candle Company on YouTube Southern Elegance Candle Company on Instagram _____ Learn more about my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" here. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter here. Follow me on: Twitter Instagram YouTube
42:18
August 22, 2020
#0034 – Commanding Leadership with Max Hourigan
Imagine if you and your team were called upon to go to the front lines of a global pandemic. How would you lead your team and yourself in the face of so much risk and uncertainty? My guest today did that and he’s here to talk about it. Max Hourigan is a company commander in the Army National Guard. When he’s not in uniform he is the Director of Operations for a major transportation company in the Northeast. He is the host of the Commanding Leadership podcast where shares his insights gained from over a decade of business and military leadership experience. Commanding Leadership Website Commanding Leadership Podcast _____ Learn more about my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" here. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter here. Follow me on: Twitter Instagram YouTube
35:52
August 15, 2020
#0033 – Leadership Substance not Style with Steven Mays
Have you ever considered that some of the best leaders in history had vastly different personalities and leadership styles? Think of General George Patton and Gandhi for example. Both are considered highly influential leaders yet they were so different in their approach to leadership. Today I’m joined by Steven Mays. Steven is a former nuclear submarine officer who served on the USS Los Angeles. For those of you who know your history, this was the first boat in the famed 688-class of nuclear attack submarines. After the Navy, he spent most of his career leading technical teams in the nuclear power industry. He is the author of “The Power of 3: Lessons in Leadership” where he explores the things that leaders need to do to be effective. It's not about style. It's all about substance! Steve Mays Website The Power of 3: Lessons in Leadership book _____ Learn more about my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" here. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter here. Follow me on: Twitter Instagram YouTube
55:08
August 8, 2020
#0032 – Blue Collar Leadership with Mack Story
If you love the sights, sounds, and smells of manufacturing like me, you are in for a treat. Today I’m joined by Mack Story. Mack served in the Marines and spent most of his career working and leading in manufacturing businesses. 12 years ago, he and his wife started a leadership development company called Top Story Leadership. Together, they have published 24 books on leadership development and personal growth. Mack also focuses his efforts on manufacturing leadership which is where I found out about him. He has a program called Blue-Collar Leadership which develops front line workers and those who lead them. This is a powerful episode about leading employees on the front lines. Blue Collar Leadership website Blue Collar Leadership podcast Top Story Leadership website Mack Story's books Mack Story on Twitter Mack Story on Linkedin _____ Learn more about my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" here. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter here. Follow me on: Twitter Instagram YouTube
01:02:55
August 1, 2020
#0031 – Leadership Mental Health with Evan Whitehead
Today we’re going to talk about an often-ignored subject of leadership - mental health. My guest today is Evan Whitehead. Evan has spent most of his career in education as a teacher, a coach, and in a variety of educational leadership positions. He was a former Division 1 football player who has enjoyed a successful leadership career. But there was a problem. Evan was dying inside. Like many leaders, he struggled for years with anxiety and depression. Eventually, it came to a head and Evan ended up in the hospital. This is an important episode about a leadership subject that we don’t talk about enough - mental health. Every leader needs to hear Evan’s story and learn from his experience Evan Whitehead on Twitter Evan Whitehead on aha! Process, Inc. _____ Learn more about my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" here. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter here. Follow me on: Twitter Instagram YouTube
44:36
July 25, 2020
#0030 – Driven to Succeed with Fred Stuvek
In this episode, we’re talking about success. My guest today is Fred Stuvek. Fred played quarterback for the Naval Academy, served as a Naval Officer,  Led global businesses including start-ups, and now he is an author. Fred is someone who has enjoyed tremendous success in his career in sports and in business. We’re discussing why so many people miss out on achieving their goals. Fred Stuvek Jr. on Twitter Fred Stuvek Jr.'s Website It Starts With You: Turn Your Goals Into Success Don't F*** This Up!: How To Get What You Want In Life _____ Learn more about my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" here. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter here. Follow me on: Twitter Instagram YouTube
49:16
July 19, 2020
#0029 - Leadership Decision Making with Matthew Confer
Today I’m joined by Matthew Confer.  Matthew is the head of Strategy & Business Development for Abilitie. Abilitie is a leadership development company that offers team-based leadership simulations. Matthew has observed hundreds of leaders making decisions in business simulations and he’s learned some very interesting things. In fact, he did a TED Talk last year discussing these findings which has close to 40,000 views. Today we talked about how leaders can make better decisions.  Matthew Confer on Twitter  Matthew Confer's TED Talk  Learn to Lead Podcast Abilitie on Twitter  Abilitie's Website _____ Learn more about my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" here. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter here. Follow me on: Twitter Instagram YouTube
36:41
July 11, 2020
#0028 – Leadership Made Simple with Neal Woodson
Today I’m joined by Neal Woodson. Neal has more than 30 years of leadership experience across a wide range of environments, including restaurants, retail, education, and the event technology industry. He is the author of a new book called “The Uncomplicated Coach.” This is a leadership book written for busy managers and leaders of organizations who are frustrated with low employee engagement. Neal lays out a simple method to become a better leader. This method involved asking specific questions to your team members. As a leader, I‘ve learned over the years that it’s more important to ask the right questions than to have the right answers. This book contains those questions. Neal Woodson on Twitter Neal Woodson's Website  "The Uncomplicated Coach" Book Website "The Uncomplicated Coach" on Amazon _____ Learn more about my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" here. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter here. Follow me on: Twitter Instagram YouTube
41:52
July 4, 2020
#0027 – Leading after a Disaster with Jason Wenschlag
What would you do - as a leader - if you were traveling on business and found out there was a major explosion at your workplace and two employees were killed? This happened to my guest, Jason Wenschlag. As a high school principal, he had to deal with this unimaginable situation. As he watched his school burn on CNN, he had two thoughts: What do I need to do now? AND How are we going to move forward? His story is incredible and how he led through this crisis is inspiring. Jason is the Upper School Principal at Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis. He has been an educator for over 20 years, serving in both public and private schools as a teacher, coach, and principal.  Jason Wenschlag on Twitter Minnehaha Academy NY Times Story About the Explosion _____ Learn more about my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" here. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter here. Follow me on: Twitter Instagram YouTube
39:01
June 27, 2020
#0026 – Diversity and Inclusion the Submarine Way with Deb Fortin and John Vincent
Today I’m joined by Deb Fortin and John Vincent. Deb and John are the co-founders of Submarine Way – A corporate training and consulting company. They are also co-authors two leadership books - Diversity and Inclusion The Submarine Way and Up Periscope: Putting Traditional Leadership in The Crosshairs. Deb comes from 25 years of leadership in the corporate world and John comes from 20 years of US Navy submarine service where he retired as a Command Master Chief. They combine their military and corporate experiences to help build better leaders and stronger organizations. Specifically, they help companies improve engagement through diversity and inclusion – and here’s the deal - the way they think about these two important subjects is game-changing. This is a very powerful episode, especially with everything going on in our country today. Learn more about Deb Fortin and John Vincent: The Submarine Way Website Diversity and Inclusion The Submarine Way Book Up Periscope: Putting Traditional Leadership in The Crosshairs Book The Submarine Way on Twitter The Submarine Way on Instagram _____ Learn more about my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" here. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter here. Follow me on: Twitter Instagram YouTube
45:37
June 21, 2020
#0025 - Life after COVID with John O'Connor
Today I’m joined by John O'Connor. John is a former US Army Officer and President of Career Pro Inc. For the past 30 years, he has been coaching executives and helping people in their career transitions. I met John when I was making a major career change many years ago and he helped me step up my game in terms of networking and personal branding. With the COVID pandemic having a deep impact on the job market, I wanted to get him on the show to talk about how to manage your career during this crisis. This is a powerful episode that everyone should listen to even if you were not affected by the crisis. You can learn more about John O'Connor and his company here: Career Pro's Website Career Pro on Twitter Career Pro Podcast John O'Connor on LinkedIn _____ Learn more about my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" here. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter here. Follow me on: Twitter Instagram YouTube
33:46
June 13, 2020
#0024 - Failure is Not the Problem with Colonel George Milton
Today I’m joined by George Milton. George is a highly decorated retired U.S. Army Colonel with more than 30 years of leadership experience. He is also the author of a new book called Failure Is Not The Problem. This book teaches people how they can reach their goals by turning their failures into strengths. If you’ve led people for any length of time, you have experienced some level of failure. This is a subject we haven’t yet covered on the podcast and George gives us a lot to think about. You can learn more about George and his book here: Failure is Not the Problem - It's the Beginning of your Success Book George Milton's Website _____ Learn more about my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" here. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter here. Follow me on: Twitter Instagram YouTube
39:42
June 6, 2020
#0023 – Submarine Leadership Lessons with Will Bachman
Today I’m joined by Will Bachman. Will is an independent management consultant and the Co-Founder of Umbrex, an organization that connects top-tier independent management consultants around the world. He also hosts the successful podcast, Unleashed, where he focuses on helping people thrive as independent professionals. My favorite part of his background, however, is that Will was a Harvard-educated US Navy Nuclear Submarine Officer. On the podcast, we talk about the leadership lessons he learned in the submarine Navy and how he has applied them to thrive in business and in life.  Will Bachman on Twitter Will's company - Umbrex Unleashed Podcast _____ Learn more about my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" here. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter here. Follow me on: Twitter Instagram YouTube
43:28
May 30, 2020
#0022 – The 3 C’s of Leadership with Ronald Donnell
Today I’m joined by Ronald Donnell. Ron is currently in the Air Force officer where he has spent the past 17 years. 14 of those years, he was enlisted and 3 years ago he was promoted into the officer ranks. He is also a Ph.D. candidate working on a degree in Leadership. Like me, Ron has a fascination with the topic of leadership. Ron and I talk about his 3 C's of Servant Leadership. This is a view of leadership that you don't see every day.  Ron Donnell on Twitter _____ Learn more about my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" here. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter here. Follow me on: Twitter Instagram YouTube
41:01
May 23, 2020
#0021 – The Power of Relationships with Larry Williamson
Today I’m joined by Larry Williamson. Larry is the founder of Anchored Values Coaching and Consulting where he helps businesses, executives, and people find balance and improve relationships. He is also the author of “Successful Relationships: Sharing Simple Behaviors That Bring Results.” Larry understands the importance of relationships when it comes to leading people and he provides us with a unique perspective on leadership that we might have normally missed.  Larry Williamson on Twitter Anchored Values Coaching and Consulting  Get the book Successful Relationships: Sharing Simple Behaviors That Bring Results _____ Learn more about my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" here. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter here. Follow me on: Twitter Instagram YouTube
45:15
May 17, 2020
#0020 - Leadership Reflections with Ed Brzychcy
Today I’m joined by Ed Brzychcy. Ed is a US Army combat veteran and Founder of Blue Cord Management. Ed also hosts the Leadership Update Brief podcast of which I was a guest last year. He recently wrote two books, Daily Leadership Reflections: A Guided Journal for New Leaders and Daily Leadership Reflections: A Guided Journal for Experienced Leaders. We talked today about day-to-day leadership as compared to crisis leadership as well as his new books. Ed Brzychcy on Twitter Blue Cord Management Leadership Update Brief podcast Daily Leadership Reflections: A Guided Journal for New Leaders Daily Leadership Reflections: A Guided Journal for Experienced Leaders _____ Learn more about my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" here. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter here. Follow me on: Twitter Instagram YouTube
38:40
May 9, 2020
#0019 – Work the Future with Whitney Vosburgh
Today I’m joined by Whitney Vosburgh. Whitney is the Co-Founder and CEO of Brand New Purpose, a company that helps leaders and organizations identify their “True North Strategy.” He’s also the co-author of the #1 Amazon Best Selling book, WORK THE FUTURE! TODAY where he helps readers find their true purpose in a world full of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. In this episode, we talked about leadership in these uncertain times. You can find Whitney at: Brand New Purpose Work the Future! Today Whitney Vosberg on Twitter _____ Learn more about my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" here. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter here. Follow me on: Twitter Instagram YouTube
41:57
May 7, 2020
#0018 – Coach vs. Leader with Jason Oates
Today I'm joined by fellow podcaster and coach, Jason Oates. Jason is the host of the popular Whistle and a Clipboard podcast where interviews successful sports coaches to learn their best practices. This was recorded as a joint podcast and was a lot of fun. If you’ve ever wondered what coaches and business leaders can learn from each other, this is your episode. Jason Oates can be found at: Whistle and a Clipboard Podcast CoachOates.com Jason Oates on Twitter _____ Learn more about my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" here. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter here. Follow me on: Twitter Instagram YouTube
01:02:18
May 2, 2020
#0017 – Pivoting in a Crisis with Philip Freeman
Today I’m joined by Philip Freeman. Philip is the Founder and CEO of Murphy’s Naturals - a manufacturing company focused on making natural products for outdoor living. He is also a former US Navy Deep Sea Diving Officer. In this episode, we talk about the changes he made in his company to provide assistance during the COVID crisis. This is an important discussion about how to pivot your organization in a crisis. Learn more about Philip's companies here: Murphy's Naturals Website Murphy's Naturals on Twitter Murphy's Naturals on Instagram Loading Dock Raleigh on Twitter _____ Learn more about my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" here. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter here. Follow me on: Twitter Instagram YouTube
35:07
April 25, 2020
#0016 – Passionate Leadership with Gretchen Smith
Today I’m joined by Gretchen Smith. Gretchen is the founder of Code of Vets, a military veterans’ charity that is focused on helping veterans in need. She is a passionate leader who has rallied thousands of people around the country to help veterans in crisis. She is making a real difference in the lives of veterans. She is a living example of the John Maxwell quote. “A great leader's courage to fulfill their vision comes from passion, not position.” Code of Vets Website Code of Vets on Twitter Code of Vets on Instagram _____ Learn more about my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" here. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter here. Follow me on: Twitter Instagram YouTube
42:18
April 18, 2020
#0015 – Leading through a Crisis with Jack Riggins
Today I’m joined by Jack Riggins. Jack is a retired Navy Seal Commander and Co-founder of Performance Mountain, an organization that helps people, teams, and companies develop an elite mindset and a winning culture. He’s also the Host of "The Darkside of Elite" Podcast which is one of my favorites. Jack knows what it means to lead in a crisis and with everything that is going on in the world today, I’m excited to be able to get his perspective. The Dark Side of Elite Podcast The Dark Side of Elite Crew Jack Riggins on Twitter Jack Riggins on Instagram Performance Mountain _____ Learn more about my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" here. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter here. Follow me on: Twitter Instagram YouTube
55:35
April 10, 2020
#0014 – Leadership Impact with John Brubaker
Today on the podcast, my guest is John Brubaker. John is a former college lacrosse coach who is now a leadership author, speaker, and executive coach. In this podcast, we talk about his award-winning leadership book called “Seeds of Success” and the impact that one leader can make in the world. This podcast is a reminder of how important leaders are in impacting the lives around us. John Brubaker's Website John Brubaker on Twitter John Brubaker's new book - Beyond Stadium Status _____ Learn more about my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" here. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter here. Follow me on: Twitter Instagram YouTube
48:07
April 4, 2020
#0013 – Crisis Leadership with Montgomery Granger
Today on the podcast, I'm joined by Montgomery Granger. Monty is a retired Army Major who was called into action to set up the Army medical facilities at Guantanamo Bay right after 9/11. He is the author of “Saving Grace at Guantanamo Bay: A Memoir of a Citizen Warrior” based on his personal experience. He understands the importance of crisis leadership so I was excited to have him on board to talk about leadership especially during events like 9/11 and the current COVID-19 outbreak. Montgomery Granger on Twitter Montgomery Granger Website _____ Learn more about my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" here. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter here. Follow me on: Twitter Instagram YouTube
41:17
April 1, 2020
#0012 – Groundbreaking Leadership with Stephanie Treece
Today on the podcast, I'm joined by Stephanie Treece. Stephanie was one of the first women to serve as an officer on nuclear submarines. She was the Reactor Controls Officer and later the Damage Control Officer on the USS Florida, a nuclear powered guided missile submarine. She is a Qualified Submariner and a qualified Navy Nuclear Engineer. Listen in and learn about her unique groundbreaking leadership experience. _____ Learn more about my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" here. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter here. Follow me on: Twitter Instagram YouTube
51:35
March 28, 2020
#0011 – Ask the Chief with Chuck Whitworth
Today on the podcast, my guest is Chuck Whitworth, also known to many on Twitter as Chief Chuck. Chuck is a retired Navy Chief Petty Officer who served more than 24 years as a P-3 Flight Engineer. In his time in the Navy, he logged more than 5,000 hours in the sky. He came up through the enlisted ranks to become a Chief Petty Officer, one of the most important jobs in the Navy. Today we’re going to explore the unique roles and responsibilities of Chief Petty Officers and why they are so important in the U.S. Navy. Links to Chuck Whitworth: Chief Chuck on Twitter Ask the Chief on Twitter Chuck's Website _____ Learn more about my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" here. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter here. Follow me on: Twitter Instagram YouTube
48:36
March 21, 2020
#0010 – Leading from the Middle with Mitchell Boling
This week I'm joined by Mitchell Boling. Mitch is a retired Air Force Senior Master Sergeant who spent 25 years working on fighter jets and leading the people who maintain these incredible machines. He is the author of “Leadership: A View from the Middle” which is an amazing book about leadership from a completely different perspective. If you're a leader or future leader, chances are you’re in the middle of your organization right now. You’re not going to want to miss this episode! Links to Mitchell Boling: Mbboling.com Leadership: A View from the Middle Book Mitchell Boling on Twitter Mitchell Boling on Instagram _____ Learn more about my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" here. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter here. Follow me on: Twitter Instagram YouTube
36:41
March 14, 2020
#0009 – Fireproofing your Organization with Pete Havel
This week I'm joined by Pete Havel. Pete spent most of his career in the bare-knuckle work of politics where he worked as a lobbyist, a consultant, and an expert in crisis communications. But lately, his focus has been on office politics and the problem of toxic work environments. He is the author of “The Arsonist in the Office: Fireproofing Your Life Against Toxic Coworkers, Bosses, Employees, and Cultures.” Pete is an expert in dealing with the problem of toxic employees. Every leader needs to hear this message! Links to Pete Havel: Arsonistintheoffice.com PeteHavel.com Pete Havel on Twitter Pete Havel on Instagram _____ Learn more about my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" here. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter here. Follow me on: Twitter Instagram YouTube
32:10
March 7, 2020
#0008 – Driving a Nuclear Submarine - Responsibility vs. Authority
This week I talk about the difference between Responsibility and Authority as well as how to balance them properly. You will learn what happens when you get this right and the problems that are created when you screw this up. _____ Learn more about my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" here. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter here. Follow me on: Twitter Instagram YouTube
14:59
February 29, 2020
#0007 – The First 100 Days
This week I talk about the importance of the first 100 days as a new leader. I list 10 things every new leader should do. _____ Learn more about my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" here. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter here. Follow me on: Twitter Instagram YouTube
19:50
February 22, 2020
#0006 – The Power of Human Connection
This week I share a simple technique I use every day to better connect with my team, reinforce our mission, and get everyone on the same page. _____ Learn more about my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" here. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter here. Follow me on: Twitter Instagram YouTube
19:31
February 15, 2020
#0005 – Having Your Employee’s Back
This week I share a story of a leader who both changed my career and the performance of our business by one simple act. _____ Learn more about my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" here. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter here. Follow me on: Twitter Instagram YouTube
19:34
February 8, 2020
#0004 – Why Good Employees Go Bad
This week we explore the topic of employee engagement and learn why even our best employees become disengaged. _____ Learn more about my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" here. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter here. Follow me on: Twitter Instagram YouTube
27:52
February 1, 2020
#0003 – Finding the Right Leadership Balance
This week we explore the topic of leadership balance and look at what happens when we act in the extremes.  _____ Learn more about my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" here. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter here. Follow me on: Twitter Instagram YouTube
09:08
January 25, 2020
#0002 – Why do you want to be a leader?
How do our motivations affect our ability to lead? Find out in this week's episode. _____ Learn more about my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" here. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter here. Follow me on: Twitter Instagram YouTube
14:29
January 18, 2020
#0001 - Gemba, a strange word with an important meaning for all leaders
What can an obscure Japanese word teach us about leadership? Find out in this week's episode. _____ Learn more about my bestselling leadership book "I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following" here. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter here. Follow me on: Twitter Instagram
16:03
January 14, 2020