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How to Lead with Clay Scroggins and Adam Tarnow

How to Lead with Clay Scroggins and Adam Tarnow

By Clay Scroggins & Adam Tarnow
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How to Lead with Clay Scroggins and Adam Tarnow

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How to Build Resilience (Without Shooting Yourself in the Foot)
Resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.  As we discussed in episode 8 with Sheryl Sandberg, every leader needs to be resilient.  The problem, however, is going through a situation that builds resilience Is typically zero fun.  Would you like others to call you resilient? Sure. Do you want to go through situations that make you resilient? Ah, not so much. Today, we discuss three ways you can build resilience without waiting for calamity or hardship to show up on your doorstep. _________
January 17, 2022
How Leadership is Changing
We have really good news and good news. REALLY GOOD NEWS: If you listen to this episode before 1 PM EST on January 11, 2022, you can still sign up for Clay's free event entitled, Three Ways to Future Proof Your Career. GOOD NEWS: If you listen to this episode after 1 PM EST on January 11, 2022, you can't sign up for the free event, but you can pick up a copy of his latest book, The Aspiring Leader's Guide to the Future. _________
January 10, 2022
Four Habits to Turn Down the Noise with Andy Stanley
In this episode, Clay joined by Andy Stanley to wrap up their conversation “How to Lead in a World of Distraction.” They discuss four noise-canceling habits for leaders. If you missed the first part of this conversation, go back and listen to it here (insert link). We hope you enjoy this episode and that it inspires you to adopt new habits to help you turn down the noise in your life. What are distractions costing us? Introduction to noise-canceling habits In-depth discussion of the four habits
January 03, 2022
How to Lead Like John Mulaney
Stand-up comics are fascinating. They stand on a stage, talk about nothing of substance for an hour, and everyone is disappointed when the act is over. They have to be the envy of every teacher, college professor, and pastor out there, right? Well, today, Adam and Clay dive into one of John Mulaney's bits from his 2015 comedy special, The Comeback Kid. Clay extracts a counterintuitive leadership insight. Three simple words that are easy to apply and will make you a leader worth following for years to come. _______________ Preorder Clay's new book here.
December 27, 2021
The Axis of Distraction for Leaders with Andy Stanley
Learning to lead and learning to lead ourselves has never been more difficult because of the amount of noise and distractions in the world. In this conversation with Andy Stanley, Clay had the chance to talk about what he likes to call “the Axis of Distraction,” which are three distractions particularly common for leaders. Below is a quick breakdown of some of the things they discussed in this episode. Enjoy! Why are distractions such a big deal? The first member of the Axis of Distraction The second member of the Axis of Distraction The third member of the Axis of Distraction How to combat your distractions A time I saw Andy turn down the noise
December 20, 2021
How to Be Optimistic (Without Faking It)
A pessimistic CPA and a rainbow puking unicorn walk into a bar to record a podcast... That basically describes this episode.  A natural pessimist (Adam) and a natural optimist (Clay) discuss what they are both learning about the power of optimism and how you can become a more optimistic leader (without faking it). __________________________________________________ To learn more about Clay's "Influence Sprint" check out:
December 13, 2021
The Importance of Being Present with Bob Goff
Clay recently had the opportunity to talk with one of the most interesting individuals he's ever met, Bob Goff, or Bobby G, as Clay like to call him. Bob is the Consul General to Uganda and spends much of his time, writing, speaking, and providing safe healthcare and education for orphans all around the world. Any time spent with him is full of joy and laughter. During their brief conversation, they discussed: How Bob turns down the noise in his own life Bob on being present and available Guess which one of us wears a mood ring? Why it’s important to stay in your lane
December 06, 2021
Learning to Listen When You Turn Down the Noise with Dave Ramsey
Learning to lead when we lack authority requires us to lead ourselves well despite all the distractions that can pull us off track. Fortunately, Clay had the chance to sit down with Dave Ramsey to talk to him about how he manages to lead in a world of distractions. In this episode of the How to Lead podcast, we cover: A little backstory you may not know about Dave What doesn’t kill you… Importance of trust in an organization How Dave turns down the noise
November 29, 2021
How Do You Build a Healthy Culture in a Hybrid Work Environment?
Remember in 2019 when working from home felt like going to bed without brushing your teeth as a kid? It felt efficient. It felt edgy. It felt like you were doing something special. Fast forward to 2021, and not brushing your teeth before bed has gone mainstream. Everyone's doing it. It's no longer edgy or cool. Hybrid work environments are part of our new normal and seem like they're going to stick around a little while. As a result, the question leaders are asking is no longer, "How can we work efficiently in a hybrid environment?" The question they're now asking is, "How can we build a healthy culture in a hybrid environment?" So, put on your favorite house shoes, make your favorite work-from-home lunch, and enjoy this episode of How to Lead. LINKS:
November 22, 2021
Leading with Resilience with Sheryl Sandberg
A few months ago, Clay had the privilege of sitting down with Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg. Sheryl is one of the most powerful leaders in the world, but Clay also found her to be one of the most gracious, kind, and thoughtful leaders he’s had the opportunity to interview. In this episode of the How to Lead podcast, you’ll learn How Sheryl became COO of Facebook The importance of resilience Leading yourself through grief The habit of gratitude How to grow from pain
November 15, 2021
How to Crush Your First Ninety Days
Aspiring and engaged leaders have something in common: they get promoted or recruited to leave their current job. This means that sooner or later, you will be leading a new team or have a new role on your current team. When this happens, how can you make sure you CRUSH the first ninety days? By listening to this episode, that's how. We give you three simple ideas that we guarantee will set you up for success. If they don't, return this episode, and we'll give you your money back. No questions asked. Wait, this is all free. Nevermind. Sorry about that. Enjoy!
November 08, 2021
How the Chick-fil-A Milkshake was Created with Shane Todd
Innovating without authority can be a dangerous endeavor. You risk being labeled as rebellious or reckless. The story of how Shane Todd, a Chick-fil-A operator, began selling a milkshake before it was even on the menu will inspire you…to go buy a milkshake, yes…and to persistently innovate as well. Subscribe to our new *PREMIUM* podcast. Two exclusive episodes per month, for only $2.99.
November 01, 2021
How to Have a Hard Conversation with Your Boss
Have you ever been annoyed by your boss or team leader but didn't know how to start a conversation with them? Yeah, us too. Hard conversations are tricky because they're not easy. How's that for blowing your mind profound? In this episode of the How to Lead Podcast, we give you a simple plan to follow whenever you need to have a hard conversation with your boss. This plan will provide you with confidence and help you avoid some common barriers to healthy communication. So, go start an argument with your boss...we got you covered! Just kidding...don't do that. LINKS: BOOKS REFERENCED: Difficult Conversations by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Genny, Ron McMillian, and Al Switzler
October 25, 2021
Bringing Ideas to Your Boss with Louie Giglio
Learning how to slide up beside your boss with new ideas doesn’t have to be such a guessing game. Louie Giglio unpacks a few effective practices of emerging leaders hoping to influence the boss with their new ideas. Subscribe to our new *PREMIUM* podcast. Two exclusive episodes per month, for only $2.99. It's kind of like a sleeve of Pop-Tarts, just it helps you lead better.
October 25, 2021
Why Being in Charge is a Mirage with Frank Blake
No one is ever really in charge. Frank Blake, the former CEO of The Home Depot, points out that authority is actually a myth. And he should know. When he was “in charge” of The Home Depot, the company employed 300,000 people, and yet, he says authority alone will still not move people to follow the leader. Subscribe to our new *PREMIUM* podcast. Two exclusive episodes per month, for only $2.99. It's like a podcast Happy Meal.
October 18, 2021
Dealing with Ambition as an Emerging Leader with Andy Stanley
What do we do with the ambition to lead more? Shut it down? Leave to start something new? Andy Stanley cracks open the vault on how to manage personal ambition while working within a large organization. Subscribe to my new *PREMIUM* podcast. Two exclusive episodes per month, for only $2.99. It's like a podcast Happy Meal.
October 11, 2021
How To Leave A Job Well
The Great Resignation is upon us! Employees are voluntarily leaving their jobs faster than a cockroach hides when you turn on the bathroom light. In this first episode of the How to Lead *PREMIUM* podcast, Adam and Clay discuss a few practical ways to leave a job well.  You might not be part of the resignation nation yet, but chances are sooner or later, you'll leave a job. When you do, this podcast will be just what you're looking least it will be more helpful than the article Clay found when he Googled, "How do you resign from a job?" just hours before actually resigning from his job. LINKS
October 07, 2021
(Another) Teaser Episode
Does Clay actually have a podcast, or not? This channel has been sitting here for over a year with one teaser episode and no other content.  Well, that's about to change.  Now, this channel has two teaser episodes.  Take that, podcast people! In this "New & Improved" teaser episode, Clay spills the beans on what he's been up to,  when you can expect new podcast episodes, and two new digital products he's created. Enjoy! Links: Should I Stay or Should I Go?
October 04, 2021