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Developing the leader within Podcast

Developing the leader within Podcast

By Enrique Acosta Gonzalez
Developing the leader within is a podcast to talk about leadership, management, and career development.
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S2/Episode 13: Leadership and Networking with Sam P. Lark Jr.
In this podcast episode, I speak to Sam P Lark Jr. Sam is a public Speaker and Networking extraordinaire. I came to know Sam by his post back in the day about how he got his job by using Twitter and social media. I have since followed him and have seen him get employed by Go Daddy and was hosting one of their online shows. He really knows how to network and you may learn a thing or two in this episode. This episode is dedicated to my mom that passed away on April 1 due to Covid. Rest in Peace, my first Queen.
25:12
April 12, 2021
S2/Episode 12: Leadership and Keto with Ben Azadi.
In this podcast episode, I speak with Ben Azadi (Speaker, Author, Podcaster, and Founder of Keto Kamp) about Leadership and Keto. We discuss what Keto is and how it works. We also cover how leaders can be educated and supportive of their teams on their health initiatives. We get a glimpse of his new book Keto Flex and go over his 4 pillars (Adapt, Fast, Phase, Keto Flex). Ben finishes it up with some final thoughts on three things we should be doing to get on the road to success. www.triadleadershipsolutions.com For Ben's book: Keto Flex go to https://amzn.to/3fij1fh
22:04
March 29, 2021
S2/Episode 11: Leadership and Pitching with Precious L. Williams.
In this podcast episode, I speak with Precious Williams (13 time National Pitch Competition Champ, Author, and Speaker) about leadership and pitching. We cover what a pitch is, why leaders need to learn how to pitch, and what can come from having YOUR perfect pitch. It is not enough to lead, you have to know how to pitch and lead. www.tridleadershipsolutions.com www.youtube.com/c/developingtheleaderwithinpodcast
33:46
March 22, 2021
S2/Episode 10: Leadership and Psychological Safety.
In this podcast episode, I speak with you, the listener about leadership's role in the psychological safety of all team members. This is not an often discussed element of work but given the times we have had in our world the last year, it's about time we did. I cover the five points of 1. It starts with you, 2. You are the source, 3. Provide a Safe Haven, 4. Psychological Safety to Thrive, and 5. The Collective Midset. www.triadleadershipsolutions.com 
29:49
March 15, 2021
S2/Episode 9: Leadership and Influence with Chip baker.
In this podcast episode, I speak with Chip Baker (Speaker, Author, and Host of the Success Chronicles) about leadership and influence. We go over his work with youth, sports, and fitness organizations as well as his new book venture entitled "The Impact of Influence", a collaboration of 16 powerful influencers. We discuss the meaning of influence and what it truly is on the playing field of life.  www.triadleaddershipsolutions.com
32:33
March 8, 2021
S2/Episode 8: Leadership and Wealth Management with Ron Malhotra.
In this podcast episode, I speak with Ron Malhotra (Founder, Managing Director, Wealth Management Specialist, Author, and Speaker). We get into the world of wealth management and how leaders should start thinking of money in a different mindset. We discuss the shortsightedness of leadership in wealth management and resources, the challenges in leadership as it pertains to creating a constant flow through prioritizing, and overcoming the scarcity mindset. Do you feel an obligation to create wealth? Listen to this full podcast and then answer that question. 
51:29
March 2, 2021
S2/Episode 7: Leadership and Overcoming with JJ Birden.
In this podcast episode, I speak to JJ Birden (Speaker, Author, and Former NFL player) about leadership and overcoming. He shares a bit of his football history and how he truly represents the underdog story. We dive into his signature F.A.S.C.O and what it means. We all face many things in our lives and often are plagued with Failure, Adversity, Setbacks, Challenges, and Obstacles but JJ guides us on how to overcomes them and what it takes to get onto success.  o6tNaMJT2XAOFpbMJWO0
30:27
February 22, 2021
S2/Episode 6: Leadership and Global Policy & Strategy with Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings.
In this podcast episode, I speak with Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings (Founder, President, and CEO of Global Policy Solutions) about leadership and global policy & strategy. We discuss her background, the shortfall in foresight in leadership, and how leaders can develop a global (all people, all policies, all levels of government) mindset in policy creation. We also discuss how to tackle some of the issues leaders face in creating policies that are not only broad but targeted to the needs of all. Leaders must start creating policies that are not blind to some people and sub-optimal but create a safe, unity based, and successful outcome for all people. 
26:40
February 15, 2021
S2/Episode 5: Leadership and Faith with Bishop D. Bronner.
In this podcast episode, I speak with Bishop D. Bronner, Senior Pastor and Founder of Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral in Georgia. We define what a businessman is, what leadership/leader truly means, and why faith is so important in a corporate setting. It is not solely having faith but acting faith where you experience the power in business. You can do business and faith but you have to choose whom you will serve, that is the key to success or failure (getting the opportunity to try again).
37:18
February 8, 2021
S2/Episode 4: Leadership and Marketing & Side Hustle with Hala Taha.
In this podcast episode, I speak to Hala Taha, CEO of YAP Media and the Host of the Young and Profiting Podcast. We discuss her journey as an entrepreneur and media professional and also discuss the many pitfalls and successes of going on your own. We highlight the difference between side-hobby and side-hustle as well as give some practical ways to going from a side-hustle to the main-hustle. 
39:48
February 1, 2021
S2/Episode 3: Leadership and Human Performance & Mindfulness with Dr. Jannell MacAulay.
In this podcast episode, I speak with Dr. Jannell MacAulay. She served for 20 years as a U.S. Air Force pilot and Combat Veteran and is an authority in human performance & mindfulness. She is also a military spouse, transformational TEDx speaker, and is currently serving as a consultant to government and corporate organizations in leadership and human performance. She is on a mission to help individuals excel in high-stress and rugged environments, by showing them how to lean into each moment to find their best selves.
36:12
January 25, 2021
S2/Episode 2: Leadership and Entrepreneurship with Paul C. Brunson.
In this podcast episode, I speak with Paul C. Brunson and discuss leadership and entrepreneurship. We cover his experience and success in his entrepreneurial journey, cover tips for young entrepreneurs as well as leaders as they execute their leadership. We also discuss his community-building platform through Better With Paul (BWP).
39:20
January 18, 2021
S2/Episode 1: Leadership and Success with Marques Ogden.
In our inaugural episode of 2021, I speak to NFL Football veteran, speaker, author, and coach Marques Ogden about what success means to him, what it is and what it's not, and how you can get there with what you have in your possession today.
13:26
January 11, 2021
Episode 46: Leadership and Burnout with Davida Ginter.
Here we are in the final episode of 2020 and I am so pleased to end this year with Davida Ginter, as we talk about the important topic of burnout. She is the CEO of Enkindle Global and the author of "Burning Out won't get you there." We discuss what burnout is and what does it look like, as well as, what you can do if you are exhibiting signs of burnout. As leaders, we must be ready and able to help others showing signs of burnout by creating a place that encourages wellness at all levels. We also share some things you can do to prepare to tackle burnout in 2021. It has been a tremendous blessing sharing all the topics covered in 2020 and I hope you were enriched by this podcast. Happy New Year!
39:35
December 28, 2020
Episode 45: Leadership and Excellence with Waheebah Leonard.
Leadership and excellence, what does that look like? In today's episode, I speak to Waheebah Leonard all the way from South Africa, about what she believes this looks like. We also discuss killers to excellence in a leader, what you can do to ensure you provide excellence, and what leaders can do if they are struggling with excellence in their leadership.
33:32
December 21, 2020
Episode 44: Leadership and Humility with Lane Belone.
In today's podcast episode, I speak to Lane Belone, co-author of Unleash Your Humble Alfa. We speak about his military service with the Special Forces, his journey to becoming an entrepreneur, his book, and what it means to lead with humility. 
30:55
December 14, 2020
Episode 43: Leadership and Well-being with Eduardo Ibacache Rodriguez.
In this podcast episode, I speak with Eduardo Ibacache Rodriguez about well-being. This year has brought about so many different levels of stress, anxiety, loss, and depression but we also have been freed, gained, and excelled in areas we never thought would be possible. Leaders have the keys to unlocking doors to growth opportunities and creating safe havens for their people. Take a listen to Eduardo's journey in life as he faced challenges and how he overcame to be the man he is today.
42:52
December 7, 2020
Episode 42: Leadership and Influence with Lou Everett & Sherri McManus.
In this podcast episode, I speak to Lou Everett and Sheri McManus (The Lou Everett Group) about leadership and influence. We cover the points of what is true leadership, the difference between positional and influential leadership, and when a leader would know if they mastered leadership.
27:57
November 30, 2020
Episode 41: Leadership and Personal Branding with Megan Vaughan.
In this podcast episode, I speak to Megan Vaughan (Prolific Banana) about Personal Branding. We speak about setting the stage, controlling the narrative, knowing your values, and keeping your personal Brand intact when in Crisis.
14:05
November 23, 2020
Episode 40: Leadership and Relationships with Mila DeChant.
Leadership and Relationships. In this podcast episode, I speak to Mila DeChant about relationships in the workplace and how we can do better. We also discuss Heartship, Diversity, Culture, and the 4 T's. We detail the difference between positional leadership and practical leadership as well as what people success partner really means.
36:21
November 16, 2020
Episode 39: Leadership and Legacy with Duane Bushey (MCPON 7).
We conclude our five-part Advisor Series, as I speak to Duane Bushey (Owner of CDA Construction Management Service, the Navy's 7th MCPON, and a TLS Advisor). We speak about his history, how legacy molded his career, how a legacy can be a part of leadership, and how leaders can incorporate legacy into their day-to-day.
42:36
November 9, 2020
Episode 38: Leadership and Values with Michael Jackson.
We continue our five-part Advisor Series, and I speak to Michael Jackson (Command Master Chief (Ret.), USN, and a TLS Advisor). We speak about his history, how values molded his career, how values can be a part of leadership, and how leaders can incorporate values into their day-to-day.
01:07:43
November 2, 2020
Episode 37: Leadership and Grit with John Minyard.
We continue our five-part Advisor Series, and I speak to John Minyard (15th Pacific Fleet Master Chief/VP Fantail services, LLC, and a TLS Advisor) about Leadership and Grit. We discuss how grit molded his career, how grit can be part of your leadership, and how you can incorporate grit into your day-to-day.
23:38
October 26, 2020
Episode 36: Leadership and Ethics with Boris Bolanos.
We continue on our five-week Advisor Series, and we speak to Boris Bolanos (Command Sargeant Major (Ret) and a TLS Advisor). We discuss the topic of leadership and ethics and what it means, and how it can guide the careers of leaders. We also discuss how ethics is a part of leadership and how you can incorporate it into your day-to-day. 
51:00
October 19, 2020
Episode 35: Leadership and Service with James "Jim" L. Herdt (MCPON 9).
In this "Navy Birthday" podcast episode, I speak to Jim Herdt (CEO/CFO of Herdt Consulting, Inc and the Navy's 9th MCPON, and a TLS Advisor). We speak about how Service molded his career, how service can be a part of leadership, and how leaders can incorporate service into their day-to-day. We also discuss his latest book "Five Star Leadership Handbook." Happy 245th Birthday to the US Navy (Oct 13th)!
26:22
October 12, 2020
Episode 34: Leadership and Identifying your soulful purpose with Norman Wolfe.
In today's podcast episode, I speak to Norman Wolfe (CEO of Quantum Leaders and Author of The Living Organization). We will discuss the topic of Identifying your soulful purpose and other leadership topics that will help you make the most of your leadership journey and organizational structure. We speak about humanizing your organization, creating an environment that makes your people feel safe and supported as well as avoiding root driven reactions.
36:40
October 5, 2020
Episode 33: Leadership and Entrepreneurship with Michael Connolly.
In today's podcast episode, we speak to Micahel Connolly (Army Veteran, entrepreneur, and CEO of Sonobi) about his service as an Army helicopter pilot, his entrepreneurial journey, his first company, his role in Sonobi, and their future, plus some leadership tips to all wanting to go into being an entrepreneur.
31:04
September 28, 2020
Episode 32: Leadership and Entrepreneurship with Flossie Hall.
In today's podcast episode, we speak to Flossie Hall (Military Spouse, entrepreneur, and COO of the Association of Military Spouse Entrepreneurs (AMSE) about her role as a military spouse, her entrepreneurial journey, her first company, her role in AMSE, and their future, plus some leadership tips for all wanting to go into entrepreneurship.
32:27
September 21, 2020
Episode 31: Leadership and Crisis with Dr. Amicitia "Cita" Maloon-Gibson.
Leadership and Crisis: Decisive actions to implement during a crisis. In this podcast episode, we speak to Dr. Amicitia "Cita" Maloon-Gibson (Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur, and Veteran) about leadership in times of crisis. Now more than ever we need leaders to make the critical decisions that will keep their people, businesses, and companies safe from the ever-changing landscape we are living in.
43:37
September 14, 2020
Episode 30: Leadership and Entrepreneurship with Charlynda Scales.
In today's podcast episode, we speak to Charlynda Scales (Air Force member, Entrepreneur, CEO of Mutt's Sauce) about service, her Grandfather's legacy, Entrepreneurship, Bob Evans Farms & Daymond John, and her future. 
40:31
September 7, 2020
Episode 29: Leadership and overcoming obstacles with Matt Crump.
In this podcast episode, we speak to Matt Crump (Entrepreneur, Minister, Author, Speaker, Musician, and Veteran) about overcoming obstacles. We structure our conversation around five key points:  1. Believing that you can (Mind)  2. Recognizing you need help (Relationship)  3. Information/Knowledge (Wisdom) 4. Action (Do it) 5. Follow up (Make it happen).
36:37
August 31, 2020
Episode 28: Leadership and Branding.
In today's podcast episode, we speak to Debbie Jollie (The Stammering Communicator) about leadership and branding. We structure our conversation around building a brand online, making sure your online presence and offline presence match, authenticity, senior leadership's role in branding, and what is on the horizon for her and her company.
19:44
August 24, 2020
Episode 27: Leadership and Customer Service.
In this podcast episode, we travel to South Africa and speak to Waheebah Leonard about the impacts good and bad customer service has on leaders and internal/external customers. We structure our conversation around these five points: Customer-centric attitude, powerful communicator, empathy, master of priorities, and motivator.
49:13
August 17, 2020
Episode 26: Leadership and Teams.
In this episode, we speak to MJ Tolan (TedX speaker, author, and Entrepreneur) about Leadership and Teams. Our conversation revolves around the acronym RESPECT (Respect, Energize, Self-Leadership, Praises, Enable, Create New Leaders, and Trust). Leaders need to be able to employ RESPECT and infuse life into their teams.
26:02
August 10, 2020
Episode 25: Leadership and Technology.
In this episode, we speak to Dr. Joe Perez (Technology expert and Conference Speaker)  about leadership and technology. We concentrate our conversations around these five points: 1. Leaders should be more interested in accountability than ability, and integrity than celebrity. 2. Leaders should recognize each team member as an asset rather than a cost. 3. Leaders should care more about their data being right than their reports looking pretty. 4. Leaders should be innovative (those who don't innovate will soon stagnate). 5. Leaders should encourage rather than encroach.
46:23
August 3, 2020
Episode 24: Leadership and Vulnerability.
It's International Month and in this episode, we go to Canada and speak to Antoni Tzavelas (Tech Leadership Coach, Speaker, and Trainer). We discuss Leadership and Vulnerability around five key points: Putting your people first, Leading with Empathy and Love, Cultivating a culture of trust, Keeping the lines of communication open, Never stopping learning. At the center of all effective leaders is the ability to be vulnerable and creating trust with their teams. 
33:01
July 27, 2020
Episode 23: Leadership and Social Media.
Its International month and in this episode, we go to the UK and speak to Kate Pearl Goddard, about the importance of Leadership and Social Media. It is all around us and ever-changing but leaders must consider embracing and utilizing the multitude of platforms available and start making it part of their success plan for themselves and their teams. Social Media is not our enemy if used correctly and responsibly. People buy from people! 
29:04
July 20, 2020
Episode 22: Leadership and You.
It's International Month and in this episode, we go to South Africa and speak to Dr. Madelaine Gomes (Speaker, Trainer, and Co-founder) about Leadership and You. We focus our discussion around Transformation, Success in tribes, the Power of Words, Visions for your future, and Inner Wellness.
45:19
July 13, 2020
Episode 21: Leadership and Career Planning.
It's International Month and in this episode, we go to the UAE and speak to Trisha Chapman, Founder and Managing Partner of Impressivecv. We discuss career planning around the five points of being solution-oriented, communication, monitoring progress, alignment and structure, and strategy.
23:00
July 6, 2020
Episode 20: Leadership and Development.
In this episode, we speak to Matt Gagnon (TedX Keynote Speaker, Mindset Coach, & Author) about Leadership and Development. We structure our conversation around these five points: 1. Hire a Coach and Build a Tribe 2. Identify The Voice of Limiting Beliefs 3. Own Your Values 4. Delegate and Follow Up 5. Lead Over Liked. #successtoyou!
36:17
June 29, 2020
Episode 19: Leadership and Vision.
In this episode, we speak to Jeremy Sisson (Businessman, Philanthropist, & Politician) about Leadership and Vision. We structure our conversation around these five points: 1.) Three reasons why vision is important in Leadership.  2.)  Reviewing the 21 irrefutable laws of leadership by John Maxwell.  3.)  The concept of the Level 5 leader and what it takes to become one.  4.)  Top ten traits that most successful leaders collectively share., and  5.)  Top ten habits most successful leaders do every day. 
43:36
June 22, 2020
Episode 18: Leadership and Heart.
In this episode, we speak to Brian Kelly, President of Brian Kelly Leadership Coaching. We discuss Leadership and Heart around five key points: Self, Care, Vulnerability, Curiosity, and Strategic Interdependency. At the center of all mankind is the heart and it is in the heart where true leaders distinguish themselves from the masses.
28:54
June 15, 2020
Episode 17: Leadership and Mindset.
In this episode, we speak to Andy Neary (Former MLB pitcher, Amazon best selling author, keynote speaker, and business coach) about leadership and Mindset. We tackle this topic around these five points: being ok with failure and learning from it, leading by example, having a short-term memory about high and lows, and being empathetic. Mindset is key to being able to forge forward when your eyes speak. Having the mental fortitude to be innovative, decisive, and human during life's challenges is critical to your success and that of your teams.
30:52
June 8, 2020
Episode 16: Leadership and Diversity & Inclusion.
In this episode, we speak to Terry Spain (Speaker, Author, and Master Diversity and Inclusion trainer) about Leadership and Diversity & Inclusion. We focus our conversation around the following five points: 1. It starts with you 2. Build an Inclusive environment 3. Get to know those that work with and for you 4. Team building does work and 5. Traveling equals a better you.
23:21
June 1, 2020
Episode 15: Leadership and Sales.
In this episode, we speak with Joshua W. Desha about Leadership and Sales. We all sell in one way or another and it is ingrained in our day to day lives. Leaders must learn how to sell their value to their teams and gain their business just as we do in commerce. Our customers, as leaders,  deserve the very best from us all the time.
29:41
May 25, 2020
Episode 14: Leadership and Finances.
In this episode, we speak to Victor Johnson from Nico Don Projects (certified credit consultant, inspirational speaker, and real estate investor) about Leadership and Finances. There are many ways to send you scuttling to the bottom of the life sea but few have lasting impact like finances. Being financially literate is crucial to leadership and you ability to effectively lead your teams. I always say practice what you preach and being a leader that is always in financial troubles is not leading at all. Learn to own your financial affairs and then teach those around you to flourish financially.
34:52
May 18, 2020
Episode 13: Leadership and Wellness.
In this episode, we speak to Michael Cortina, about the importance of wellness and how it affects leadership. We cover five key areas for leaders to keep an eye on when it comes to wellness. Serving, Knowing your people, being real and genuine, taking ownership, and breaking down barriers. 
33:59
May 11, 2020
Episode 12: Leadership and Faith.
In this episode, Orlando U. Javien Jr. (speaker, and author of God Moments and Unplugged) and I, speak about leadership and faith. We discuss how faith helps us develop leadership qualities in life stages, and how those qualities translate into the corporate arena.
39:56
May 4, 2020
Episode 11: The importance of Language in Leadership.
In this episode, we speak to Wendy Pease, Executive Director of Rapport International about the importance of language, interpretation, and translation. Some success is hinged on the proper use of language and cultural etiquette. Don't be the leader that suffers due to not considering how your message is interpreted or translated.
31:28
April 27, 2020
Leadership during crisis and the future landscape.
In this episode, we speak to Matt Franz, an Army Veteran, and recent inductee into Florida's Veteran Hall of Fame. We discuss the current leadership landscape, leadership in times of crises and what our future may look like. We also have three books to suggest for your leadership education.
26:04
April 20, 2020
Removing the K factor from your SucKcess.
In this episode, I detail my approach to removing the K factors that hinder you from achieving true success. It is the silent killer to many leaders and their effectiveness. Until you are truthful about your condition you will be battling these factors and could potentially derail your career or someone else's. Take action today and become the best you can be.
09:40
April 13, 2020
Leading in your house first.
This episode explores the difference between your leadership at home and your job. If you get it right at all, do it at home first then take that knowledge and lead at your job.
05:09
April 7, 2020
Career Tip #10: Leave a Legacy.
This episode deals with leaving a legacy anywhere you go. Leave something behind that people will crave and not regret. Your legacy will be one or the other. 
03:11
March 30, 2020
Career Tip #8 & 9: Teach one, and Training your Relief.
This episode focuses on the importance of teaching those under our charge and making sure that we leave an equipped and trained relief when it is our time to leave our positions. Now more than ever we are seeing the fruit of whether we did or not.
09:43
March 23, 2020
Career Tip # 7: Setting the example as a Leader in the New Normal.
This episode is dedicated to all the people having to adjust to a new normal this week. I want to encourage you to take a step back, assess your surroundings, dig your heels in and take this week by storm. We are resilient and intelligent people and we can make it if we are wise in our actions, limit risks and infuse our environments with positivity. I wish you all safety, health, and #successtoyou!
05:44
March 16, 2020
Career Tip #5 & 6: Knowing the review process and Finding your passion and adding value.
This week we cover two more tips of my 10 tips for career success. Knowing the review process is critical to a successful career. I have taught all my team members how to dissect the review sheet and how to map a course to ensure they always came out on top. Finding your passion and adding value are key components in your longevity at any company. If you lose any one of these, you might start thinking of getting a mentor or an exit plan.
09:44
March 9, 2020
Career Tip #3&4 Learn your company history and future/Find your place.
In this episode, we cover the importance of learning your company's history and future as well as finding your place in your new company.
07:24
March 2, 2020
Career Tip #2: Give a great first Impression.
Leaving a great first impression can mean the difference between getting the job or getting to apply again.
02:20
February 24, 2020
Career Tip #1: Research.
This episode is the first of ten tips for career success. It covers the important step of research and some tips on how to go about researching your next employer.
02:42
February 18, 2020