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Unlabeled Leadership

Unlabeled Leadership

By Gary DePaul
Unlabeled Leadership helps you develop your leadership capabilities to achieve the results you want. Rather than using labels that mystify and obscure the meaning of leadership, Gary DePaul and guests share personal stories about the small acts and the big ones, leading to substantial results. These acts can profoundly influence the performance of your peers, teams, organization, and even yourself. When we strengthen our leadership, work becomes more satisfying and rewarding!

Gary A. DePaul, PhD, is your podcast host. To learn more about him, go to www.garyadepaul.com
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006: Peter Popovich and the Pickled Lifelong Journey
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode Six, Peter Popovich challenges how we consider our capacity to affect our circumstances. He characterizes what giving up control means, and he recommends that we begin incorporating a simple but powerful habit into our daily lives. If you ask Peter what he does, he might tell you that he’s an executive coach, consultant, franchise owner, and entrepreneur. However, the best way to describe Peter is a lifelong learner. 00:21 Prologue: Learning and Staying Curious Through each career shift, Peter’s continuously leverages his ability to learn. Peter has multiple career experiences. He has been a sales representative, marketer, manager, professor, engineer, athletic Foundation director, and realtor. Peter is a tennis champion and a senior games gold medalist in three sports. You can read more about his career by accessing Peter’s website in the link below. 01:38 Part 1: Who will write to me? In our youth, we tend to believe our results are caused by forces outside of us and out of our control. Peter hints at this belief when revealing a conversation between him and his sister. 11:52 Part 2: One of the Oldest Managerial Mistakes Whether a new supervisor of a team or an executive managing a business, those in charge want to take charge. Being effective at taking charge may be what led us to such roles and may feel instinctive. Peter talks about a CEO whose powerful problem solving drags the company’s productivity. 22:56 Part 3: The Mirror Enables Consideration and Serious Thought Peter tasks us to build and strengthen a specific habit until we leverage it throughout our day. _________________________________ How You Can Support the Show Unlabeled Leadership is a free service for people to learn about leadership. If you want to support the show, you can make a $0.99 donation. Your support reduces production expenses. https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support No transcript available (future enhancement) Episode links Peter’s contact: Peter@PeterPopovich.com Peter’s website (includes a bio page) Peter’s LinkedIn Profile Peter’s Facebook Profile Gary DePaul's website Gary's books:    What the Heck Is Leadership and Why Should I Care?    Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership Background Music You can find all the musical tracks at Envato Elements. 00:00 Theme music: Inspiring Uplifting Corporate by mixer_drummer 01:19 Cool Customer by simming 11:34 Rainy Day Chillhop by simming 22:37 Smooth Sound by BrownHouseMedia 26:22 Fun and Flirtyby BrownHouseMedia Lead on!
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January 14, 2021
005: Believing in Others
On Wednesday episodes, I share leadership beliefs and unlabel terminology. In Episode Five, I discuss the first of seven leadership principles, Believing in Others (or, believe in others). I explain how a concept can appear simple but isn’t. I describe a baseball analogy to illustrate how managers can behave as if they seem to not follow the principle. Finally, I talk about how learning relates to the principle. 00:00 Prologue: It’s about Principles Rather than focusing on leadership qualities or values, I prefer talking about leadership principles. After analyzing 16 leadership books, I identified seven principles. The focus of the show is on the first one, believing in others. 04:49 Part 1: So, Why Did You Hire Me? Hiring managers search for job candidates who are the most qualified and have the right credentials and experiences. An assumption that hired candidates make is that the manager chose them because of their capability to execute their job tasks. Unfortunately, too many managers behave as if they don’t believe in the new employee’s abilities. Instead, they prefer to tell employees what to do and think for them. 09:15 Part 2: Play Ball! I use a baseball analogy to illustrate how managers tend to take more control of how we perform tasks than necessary. If a player is competent, a manager might ask the player to hit the ball without dictating anything more than a few broad guidelines. 13:46 Part 3: People Can Learn While believing that people can learn seems obvious, some managers don’t treat their employees as if they can learn. Because of something called neuroplasticity, scientists discovered that people continue learning well into old age. Again, this might seem obvious, but managers might unconsciously act as if they don’t believe this. _________________________________ How You Can Support the Show Unlabeled Leadership is a free service for people to learn about leadership. If you want to support the show, you can make a $0.99 donation. Your support reduces production expenses. https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support No transcript available (future enhancement) Episode links Leadership Principles and Related Beliefs 16 leadership books that I analyzed to derive the seven principles Hilary Scarlett’s book, Neuroscience for Organizational Change: An Evidence-based Practical Guide to Managing Change The Chrysler Pacifica (no, I don’t own one nor have a relationship with Chrysler. If however, Chrysler gives one to me, I’ll let you know.) Gary DePaul's website Gary's books:    What the Heck Is Leadership and Why Should I Care?    Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership Background Music You can find all the musical tracks at Envato Elements. 00:00 Theme music: Inspiring Uplifting Corporate by mixer_drummer 04:31 Experimental Piano Flickering Light by marcobellonimusic 08:56 French Rag by AndySlatter 13:27 Summer Dreams by pinkzebra 00:00 Fun and Flirtyby BrownHouseMedia Lead on!
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January 13, 2021
004: Judy Hale and the Brown Suit
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode Four, Judith Hale talks about how her parents’ words and actions contributed to developing guiding principles. Judy consults with organizations across all industries. Much of her current work focuses on assessment for qualifying people. Judy earned her Ph.D. from Purdue University and has various certifications. You can find her full bio on her website at the link below. 00:06 Prologue: Behind the Curtain When you meet Judy Hale for the first time, you might underestimate who she is and what she has to offer. Anyone involved in performance consulting, international standards, a corporate training function, or school administration should get to know Judy. I might be so bold to suggest that when you look up stewardship in a dictionary, the definition should include Judy Hale. 02:33 Part 1: Innovation is the New Currency Companies need a brown suit in the room. Why? Judy’s father explained to her how the brown suit at a company symbolized the openness to divergency. 04:54 Part 2: Is it Lip Service or Genuine Commitment? Like her mom, when Judy observes discrepancies between what is said and what is done, she speaks up. Doing so is part of Judy’s character. A word of caution: there’s an art to calling out incongruent behaviors while not antagonizing. 12:13 Part 3: Raising Our Awareness about Opportunities Opportunities are around us, but we mostly don’t see them. It’s like walking down a long corridor full of doors that are locked, unlocked, cracked open, or fully open. Yet, we don’t see them until something happens in your life. Judy has advice for finding opportunities. _________________________________ How You Can Support the Show Unlabeled Leadership is a free service for people to learn about leadership. If you want to support the show, you can make a $0.99 donation. Your support reduces production expenses. https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support No transcript available (future enhancement) Episode links Hale Associates Center About Judith Hale Two webpages from Ben and Jerry’s:    Why Black Lives Matter    We Must Dismantle White Supremacy Black Musician, Former Imperial Wizard of the KKK, and Great Friends (includes a link to Daryl Davis’ TEDxNaperville talk) Baldrige Performance Excellence Program Gary DePaul's website Gary's books:    What the Heck Is Leadership and Why Should I Care?    Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership Background Music You can find all the musical tracks at Envato Elements. 00:00 Theme music: Inspiring Uplifting Corporate by mixer_drummer 03:22 Lovely Gipsy Jazz Ballad by Remstunes 09:15 One in A Million by pinkzebra 20:20 Mystic Desert by JBlanks 29:14 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on!
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January 12, 2021
003: Ajay Pangarkar and The Responsibility to Shine
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives.  In Episode Three, Ajay Pangarkar models what happens when you lead by example, empathize with the people you work with and focus more on listening than talking. Ajay does more than consults with organizations about employee performance strategies and balanced scorecards. He teaches talent development courses through LinkedIn and for his clients, and he has co-authored three books. Not to be outdone, his expertise includes business and accounting, and he is on the faculty at the Sprott School of Business. You can find his biography in the episode links below. 00:17 Prologue: Stewardship in Two Fields I know several professionals who transitioned from operations to human resources or learning & development. Ajay is the only professional I know who practices stewardship in two fields. He’s the only person I know that teaches about the foundations of corporate training while teaching a course about accounting!  02:45 Part 1: Mentoring Is Bidirectional Mentoring others can trigger your own learning and growth. Ajay explains something a mentee said that affected his beliefs about how crucial continuous development is. 07:43 Part 2: Unaware of Our Acts of Leadership  While we often plan what they do to lead, we aren’t fully aware of how our words can lead others. Similar to being skilled at driving, we lead automatically and unaware of the nuances. Ajay describes how we can be surprised when people talk about how we helped and influence them. 17:13 Part 3: Rethinking Our Conversations Ajay would like us to reflect on how we communicate. His advice can improve our ability to learn from our dialogues with teammates, colleagues, direct reports, and even family and friends. _________________________________ How You Can Support the Show Unlabeled Leadership is a free service for people to learn about leadership. If you want to support the show, you can make a $0.99 donation. Your support reduces production expenses. https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support  No transcript available (future enhancement) Episode links Ajay’s biography Ajay’s websites      Central Knowledge      Learning Source Online Ajay’s LinkedIn Profile All of Ajay’s articles through eLearning Industry Ajay’s courses through LinkedIn Gallup’s State of the American Workplace Report Gary DePaul's website  Background Music You can find all the musical tracks at Envato Elements. 00:00 Theme music: Inspiring Uplifting Corporate by mixer_drummer 02:30 Sentimental Acoustic Guitar & Piano by pinkzebra 07:29 This Is that Cool Jazz by EightBallAudio 16:56 Upbeat Advertising by pinkzebra 21:26 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on!
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January 7, 2021
002: The Difference Between Management and Leadership
On Wednesday episodes, I share leadership beliefs and unlabel terminology. For Episode Two, I break down the management and leadership concepts. 00:06 Prologue: What Experts Get Wrong about Management and Leadership When I searched for videos about how management and leadership differ, I found several experts who don’t get these concepts. 02:33 Part 1: What is management? I define and discuss the types of management. Then, I share a definition by Mary Parker Follet. I conclude by making the case that there is no similarity or overlap in meaning between management and leadership. 04:54 Part 2: What is leadership? I admit it: I messed up. Starting Part 2, I say I’m going to explain how traditional and contemporary leadership differ, but I don’t talk about traditional leadership. I should have said that traditional leadership is like management with several assumptions that tend to be harmful. In other episodes, I’ll talk about these assumptions. In this part, I explain what leadership is. I share a story about two cashiers to distinguish the difference between process and practice (the difference is relevant and worth knowing, especially if you ever create process maps). I end by sharing how L. David Marquet explains what leadership is. 12:13 Part 3: The critics There is no standard or agreed-upon definition of leadership, and I have some notable critics. I explain and respond to some of their arguments. _________________________________ How You Can Support the Show Unlabeled Leadership is a free service for people to learn about leadership. If you want to support the show, you can make a $0.99 donation. Your support reduces production expenses. https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support No transcript available (future enhancement) Episode links Gary DePaul's website Gary's books:    What the Heck Is Leadership and Why Should I Care?     Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership Related blogs by Gary DePaul “What is Leadership?” Is the Wrong Question Leadership No Longer Means Leadership! The Real Difference between Leadership and Management What I Didn’t Learn about Leadership in Graduate School Background Music You can find all the musical tracks at Envato Elements. 00:00 Theme music: Inspiring Uplifting Corporate by mixer_drummer 02:21 Simple Piano and Orchestra Background by pinkzebra 04:36 Quirky Accordion by pinkzebra 07:22 Simple Piano and Orchestra Background by pinkzebra 12:00 Market Day by simming 17:16 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on!
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January 6, 2021
001: Andy Hibel and the Effect of Small Acts
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives. Andy Hibel helps me launch the first episode by explaining his personal growth perspective, recognizing opportunities to lead, and how leadership is practiced. 00:45 Prologue: Andy encouraged me to start the podcast, and I think it’s appropriate that he is part of the first show. We met at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before shifting his career from being a planned giving officer to an entrepreneur. Andy co-founded HigherEdJobs.com and is the company’s Chief Operating Officer. While he lives and works in the Chicago area and I work near Charlotte, I consider Andy a close friend. 02:17 Part 1: Choosing Your Attitude about Development Whether grown organically or shaped deliberately, we all have a set of attitudes about personal and professional development. Andy shares something that helped shape his attitude about personal change. 09:26 Part 2: Opportunity to Lead Leading mostly happens in small acts, but occasionally, we find substantial opportunities to lead. Andy tells a story about taking donors to the Holocaust Museum 19:17 Part 3: Leading with Action Andy discusses his perspective of what’s considered to be leadership. Leading with our words is a leadership element, but speaking alone is insufficient, or at least, isn’t the most common part of leadership. _________________________________ How You Can Support the Show Unlabeled Leadership is a free service for people to learn about leadership. If you want to support the show, you can make a $0.99 donation. Your support reduces production expenses. https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support   Episode links higheredjobs.com Andy’s bio from HigherEdJobs Dr. Robert Ernst Carroll Memorial A Historic Dedication to Caring for the Littlest Hands United States Holocaust Memorial Museum About Man’s Search for Meaning (book) by Viktor E. Frankl Gary DePaul's website Gary's books:    What the Heck Is Leadership and Why Should I Care?    Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership    Background Music You can find all the musical tracks at Envato Elements. 00:00 Theme music: Inspiring Uplifting Corporate by mixer_drummer 02:03 Here Forever by Adigold 09:08 Morning Glory by Adigold 18:59 Smooth Jazz by R-Production 26:11 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on!
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January 5, 2021
000: Beginning the Journey
Welcome to Episode 0, my first attempt at creating a podcast episode. In it, I describe why I'm doing the show and the two show formats. A transcript is available.   00:16  Prologue: Eugene Power and Finding a Nitch I begin by sharing the story of how Eugene Power founded the company, University Microfilms (now called ProQuest). I link the story to why I'm podcasting about leadership.   05:46  Part 1: Why Unlabeled Leadership I define Unlabeled Leadership and explain the show's intent (hint: improve how we lead).   08:47 Part 2: What to Expect For the remainder of the episode, I explain how the Tuesday/Thursday guest format and the Wednesday format differ. _________________________________ How You Can Support the Show While Unlabeled Leadership is a free service for people to learn about leadership, the production can be expensive. You can help ensure the show’s continuation by making a $0.99 donation. Your support enables the show to grow and add features such as transcripts to improve accessibility. https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support Episode Transcript Episode Links Proquest (mentioned in the episode) Gary DePaul's website Gary's books:    What the Heck Is Leadership and Why Should I Care?    Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership Background Music 00:00  Theme music: Inspiring Uplifting Corporate by mixer_drummer 00:34  Uplifting Sentimental Acoustic Folk by pinkzebra 05:39  African Travel by simming 08:40  Swing Jazz by EightBallAudio 13:03  Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on!
13:34
December 8, 2020