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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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045: Randy McNeely Helps Build Cultures
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 45, Randy McNeely uses storytelling to illustrate the power of words spoken in the right way and at the right time, to convey a guiding principle, and to advise us in how we act. 00:00 Prologue These titles understate what Randy contributes to our society: Chief Kindness Officer, Licensed Culturewise Consultant, Speaker, Author, Podcast Host, Passionate Kindness Advocate, and Kindness Leadership Coach. What is closer to who Randy is can be found in a testimonial: “I have been drawn to Randy because of his kind spirit. He is always positive and shares kindness daily. I consider him a great friend and mentor.” 01:25 Part 1: When “Pretty Neat” Can Change Everything Many of us are hard on ourselves. David enlightens us with a story how a peer said the right thing at the right time and in the right way to cause a “ripple through time for years.” His powerful story illustrates how one person can make a difference in someone’s life and in just seconds. 10:29 Part 2: Conversations that Leave You Uplifted A dairy farmer shared a story with Randy that affected his outlook on life. Through storytelling, Randy conveys the principle, treat people like human beings, bring out the best in others. 18:47 Part 3: From Priorities to Action Through two colleagues, Randy advises us with some quotations that can inspire us in how we act. _________________________________ 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 Randy’s LinkedIn Profile, bio, and Twitter PEPOK Institute About CulturewiseTM The Kindness & Happiness Connection podcast Randy’s book: The Kindness Givers’ Formula Charles Duhigg’ book: The Power of Habit David Friedman’s book: Culture by Design 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 01:06 Light Positive Spanish Guitar by Dredstudio 10:11 Sentimental Spanish Guitar by Dredstudio 18:29 Acoustic Guitar Inspiring by Stereo_Color 21:00 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on!
21:57
April 15, 2021
044: Bob Mosher Delivers Difficult Communications
I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 44, Bob Mosher’s storytelling helps us deliver the truth to executives, hiring smart professionals, and encourages us to remove barriers that limit capabilities. 00:00 Prologue From public school teaching to consulting with McDonald’s, Bank of America, Herman Miller, Hitachi, Disney University, and Progressive Insurance (to name only a few), Bob has helped executives rethink how they develop talent and provided a countless number of training solutions. Not only does Bob help clients, but he also gives back to the talent-development profession through his stewardship. 01:40 Part 1: Delivering the Truth As professionals advance to a senior role in an organization, they become more removed from customer-facing interactions. They often rely on other employees to understand what is happening within the organization. Bob shares a story about an executive who makes it safe to deliver messages, even when messages aren’t positive. 07:41 Part 2: Accepting Honest Feedback During a business meeting in Europe, Bob describes how a subordinate expressed a controversial opinion and what didn’t happen afterward. 14:34 Part 3: Hiring and Enabling Employees While advising us, Bob shares two stories to explain his advice. _________________________________ 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 Bob’s LinkedIn profile, bio, and Twitter Bob’s websites   The 5 Moments of Need®   APPLY Synergies Bob’s books   Innovative Performance Support   Training for Results Bob’s Slideshare: 70-20-10 - Driving Business results through Performance Support Bob’s HPT Video 2019 HPT Treasures: HPT Practitioner Videos About Albert Bandura and Vicarious Learning Grenny et al.’s book, Influencer Lance Secretan’s book: Reclaiming Higher Ground Gary DePaul’s website  Background Music You can find all the musical tracks at Envato Elements. 01:25 Theme music: Inspiring Uplifting Corporate by mixer_drummer 07:24 Old Box by _Blacksmith_ 00:00 Reflective by SilverHoof 14:20 Guitar by SilverHoof 20:33 Fun and Flirtyby BrownHouseMedia Lead on!
21:31
April 14, 2021
043: David Koster Taps into Your Potential
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 43, David Koster describes one of his guiding principles, shares a personal story about how a small business owner provided some career opportunities, and advises us to be more open about our challenges that we struggle with during uncertain times. 00:00 Prologue From being a mechanic, teaching, owning his own business (twice), to working at a corporate headquarters, David has accumulated a wealth of professional experiences. In his current role, David operates a consulting business that focuses on employee experience and performance management for small companies and start-ups. Through his business, he has provided talent development services for companies such as Lowe’s Home Improvement and Charter Spectrum. If you need help with effective onboarding or process design, consider contacting David. 01:24 Part 1: Do It Right David shares one of his guiding principles and a personal story that reminded him of its importance. 07:03 Part 2: Discovering Unexpected Opportunities In this story, David exemplifies how crucial opening opportunities is for other people. By giving people a nudge in the right direction can lead them to a new career. 13:32 Part 3: It Is Okay to Ask Living through a pandemic illustrates our challenging times. With uncertainty comes struggles. David provides perspective and advises us to become more comfortable with being open about our needs. _________________________________ 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 David’s LinkedIn Profile Team Learning Services, LLC website, Facebook, LinkedIn Sample videos:   Do you have a hiring strategy?   Four behaviors that can derail productivity David’ meeting scheduler 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 01:08 Chilean House Flute by StudioMonkey 06:45 Joyful Day by jhunger 13:14 Acoustic Loop - 40 by jhunger 18:07 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on!
19:09
April 13, 2021
042: Matt Crump Inspires You to FLIP
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 31, Matt Crump shares a story about how a U.S. Army soldier influenced him to radically change his life – without ever asking him to change. Matt also talks about how he was affected when someone believed in him. Matt then advises us to FLIP, which is an acronym of four guiding principles. 00:00 Prologue Matt is an extraordinary professional who lives a full life! In the links below, I highly recommend watching his video, “I choose life, not cancer!” Not only has Matt served in the U.S. Army, owned a record store, and served as a Christian pastor, he is an author, Founder & CEO of MCM Inc, a podcast host, owner of S&W Design Studios, and owner of Sandhills Music Center. He is a business coach and consultant who helps executives, entrepreneurs, and individuals to align their beliefs and actions. 01:15 Part 1: The Influence that Led Matt to a Mountaintop We can influence in lifechanging ways. Matt shares a story about how a brother U.S. Army soldier influenced him to give up alcohol and drugs but without trying to change Matt. 06:55 Part 2: When Someone Believes in You, Your Perspective Changes Because of his battle with stage four cancer, Matt gave up his music store and being a full-time pastor. Matt shares how a publishing house and one of their writers believed in him and his story about cancer. 15:45 Part 3: If You FLIP, You Become More than a Role Too often, we link our identity to our business role. With most of our time dedicated to a role, I can understand why a role becomes your purpose. Matt challenges us to FLIP, which is an acronym that can lead you to overcome life obstacles and change how you perceive your work and your roles. _________________________________ 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 Matt’s LinkedIn Profileand Bio Matt’s website Matt’s Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube Matt’s book, #GODSGOTTHIS Matt’s powerful video, I chose life, not cancer! A message about the power of words: Proverbs 18:21 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 00:57 Be Thoughtful by SilverHoof 06:37 Upbeat Guitar by Neoclassic 15:27 Uplifting Spanish Guitar by Dredstudio 24:45Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on!
25:38
April 8, 2021
041: Don Kirkey and Ajay Pangarkar Encourage Growth
On Wednesday episodes, I share leadership beliefs and unlabel terminology. I invite guests to share their expertise about small or big acts of leadership. In Episode 41, Don Kirkey and Ajay Pangarkar explore the leadership principle, Encourage Growth. They discuss three leadership beliefs: Helping others figure out their development enhances their ability to contribute, encouraging people to grow and leave their role contributes to organizational growth, and allowing teams to make mistakes enables them to be open with their mistakes and learn from the experience. 00:00 Prologue: Ajay and Don Return Ajay and Don have appeared in previous episodes: Episode 003 Ajay Pangarkar and The Responsibility to Shine, Episode 029 Don Kirkey Connects with Others, Episode 032 Don Kirkey Puts Others First, and Episode 38 Ajay Pangarkar Persuades Professionals to Give Up Control. 01:21 Part 1: Mistakes Are Growth Opportunities Ajay and Don discuss the leadership belief, helping others figure out their development enhance their ability to contribute. 09:34 Part 2: The Next Level of Success Could be Elsewhere Ajay and Don discuss the leadership belief, encouraging people to grow and leave their role contributes to organizational growth. 16:10 Part 3: On the Edge Ajay and Don discuss the leadership belief, allowing teams to make mistakes enables them to be open with their mistakes and learn from the experience. _________________________________ 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 Don’s LinkedIn Profile Don’s biography Ajay’s LinkedIn Profile Ajay’s biography Ajay’s websites   Central Knowledge   Learning Source Online Kevin and Jackie Freiberg’s book: Nuts Jim Hill’s book: Giving Away Power Liz Wiseman’s book: Multipliers 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 01:10 Upbeat Advertising by pinkzebra 09:15 Cool Customer by simming 15:52 Hopeful Ambient Background by pinkzebra 27:30 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on!
28:14
April 7, 2021
040: Shonia Brown Moves People towards Victory
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 40, Shonia Brown explains a decisive question that became one of her guiding principles. She then shares a leadership story that illustrates her applying the guiding principle. Next, Shonia offers advice that has become her motto. 00:00 Prologue: Shonia Is A Lifelong Learner From technical writing to instructional design, Shonia has enabled employees to learn, develop, and perform better. Her talent has enriched not only her professional career but her personal life as well. For example, Shonia has leveraged her videography capabilities to educate people in her community. 01:09 Part 1: Be A Victor Shonia tells a story about her manager that occurred after NCR moved from Ohio to Georgia. Her manager asked a question that became one of her guiding principles. 08:30 Part 2: Serving Others through A Homeowner’s Association In this story about leadership, Shonia describes how an issue with a townhome builder opened an opportunity for Shonia to serve her community. She describes a linkage between her professional and personal work. 17:58 Part 3: When Together Is Better Shonia advises us to learn more, which enables us to do more, which leads us to be more. _________________________________ 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 Shonia’s LinkedIn Profile Shonia’s website: girlygeek.biz Girlygeek.biz promotional video[00:59] Simon Sinek’s book: Together Is Better Peter Veruki’s book: The 250 Job Interview Questions Gary DePaul 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 00:54 Folk Acoustic Guitar by pinkzebra 08:12 Let's Go Have Fun by pinkzebra 17:40 Happy swing by Praded 20:27 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on!
21:40
April 6, 2021
039: Elaine Jacques Will Always Defend You
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 39, Elaine Jacques explains one of her guiding principles, shares a story that inspired her to perform at her best, and advises us to ask questions that could build trust. 00:00 Prologue: Evidence-based Practice Elaine is a Leadership Presence and Leadership Development Coach who has multiple certifications. I think that explaining that Elaine is a lifelong learner would be an understatement. Much of her training and knowledge is founded on evidence-based research in neuroscience, appreciative inquiry, and positive psychology (to name only three of her research areas). 01:41 Part 1: Taking Credit Is Insufficient Taking credit for what you do well isn’t enough. Elaine explains what a professor said that has become one of Elaine’s guiding principles. 04:54 Part 2: Inspiring Others to be at Their Best Elaine shares a story about Cheryl Joy, who supervised Elaine’s work as a speech language pathologist. Cheryl’s unique way in showing how she supported Elaine not only increased trust, her actions inspired Elaine to want to be at her best. 11:27 Part 3: Asking Questions Can Build Trust With anyone who works with you, Elaine advises us to ask three questions. These questions encourage people to offer their feedback and insights into your performance. _________________________________ 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 Elaine’s LinkedIn Profile Cheryll Joy's LinkedIn 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: Uplift Corporate Inspire by OlexandrIgnatov 01:26 Happy Advertising by pinkzebra 04:39 Smooth Jazz by R-Production 11:12 Into The Jazz by Korolkov 18:21 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on!
19:24
April 1, 2021
038: Ajay Pangarkar Persuades Professionals to Give Up Control
On Wednesday episodes, I share leadership beliefs and unlabel terminology. I invite guests to share their expertise about small or big acts of leadership. In Episode 38, Ajay Pangarkar explains the principle, give up control, by discussing three leadership beliefs. He discusses how control can erode relationships, leading well empowers others, and how you can become indispensable by making yourself dispensable. He then shares advice about how we can practice the give-up control principle more effectively. 00:00 Prologue: With International Leadership Experience 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. 01:17 Part 1: Control erodes relationships If you are new to management, you may rely too much on control to get others to accomplish work. Ajay explains how to avoid using control to get work done. 08:11 Part 2: Leading well is about empowering others Ajay explains that when you hire smart people, you need to leverage their expertise while avoiding the pitfall of telling them how to work. 15:45 Part 3: By making yourself dispensable, you make yourself indispensable Ajay explains how you can become indispensable and clarifies that protectionism is not a strategy for success. 20:51 Part 4: Step Aside and Provide a Safety Net Ajay advises us about how we can live by the principle, give up control. _________________________________ 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 One of Ajay’s articles: eLearning’s Time To Shine? Apparently Not One of Ajay’s research papers: Rethinking organizational strategy Ajay’s courses through LinkedIn Background Music You can find all the musical tracks at Envato Elements. 00:00 Theme music: Uplift Corporate Inspire by OlexandrIgnatov 00:58 The Funk Groove by TexasBrother 07:52 Ambient Corporate Background by matsteiner 15:27 Upbeat Uplifting Corporate Motivational by matsteiner 20:35 Fun Places by LoopsLab 23:03 Fun and Flirtyby BrownHouseMedia Lead on!
24:13
March 31, 2021
037: LeRoy Dennison Illustrates How We Can Value Others
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 37, LeRoy Dennison discusses how crucial first impressions are, how we should show value to the people in our organizations, and shares advice about supporting direct reports with the annual performance review process. 01:23 Prologue: A Lifelong Learner and Steward After more than 22 years serving in the U.S. Coast Guard and about a decade working at Apple Inc. as a Senior Manager, LeRoy volunteers his time to protecting, preserving, and supporting the Alafia River State Park. LeRoy is the President & Secretary of Friends of Alafia, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to preserving the environment while providing resource-based recreational opportunities to the public. 06:22 Part 1: First Impressions When meeting someone for the first time, the First impressions can have a lasting effect. LeRoy shares something his mother explained about first impressions. 06:22 Part 2: Valuing Others LeRoy shares a story about his commanding officer in the Coast Guard. Regardless of career level, LeRoy illustrates how we can value the people in our organizations. 14:43 Part 3: Life Happens LeRoy shares advice about preparing direct reports for annual performance reviews. Also, he encourages us to recognize that our personal experiences can affect our work. _________________________________ 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 LeRoy’s LinkedIn Profile W. Edwards Deming: Wikipedia Entry Article: How to Use the Deming Cycle for Continuous Quality Improvement 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: Uplift Corporate Inspire by OlexandrIgnatov 01:04 Happy & Fun Big Beat by pinkzebra 06:08 Jazzy Swinging by _Blacksmith_ 14:26 The Jazz Piano by TexasBrother 20:50 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on!
21:49
March 30, 2021
036: Dawn Snyder Shares Stories of Accountability, Innovation, and Real Change
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 36, Dawn Snyder shares a quotation from her father, discusses innovation, and advises us about examining the actions we take. 00:00 Prologue: One of the Talent Development Experts You Should Know! Dawn is one of the top talent development experts. She consults with organizations and helps clients by designing training programs. Dawn gives back to her profession through teaching at Boise State University and Franklin University as well as blogging for HPT Treasures. Dawn has a Ph.D. from Indiana University in instructional system technology. 01:37 Part 1: The Rose in the Field Dawn shares a personal story about a conversation between her and her father. In her story, Dawn explains how she handled a difficult situation with a client. 11:19 Part 2: Innovation Happens When It Is Safe to Fail Not many organizations have working environments that support innovative thinking. In her story, Dawn shares her experience working for Marc Teer of Black Spectacles. 26:26 Part 3: Everything You Do Is an Interventions Dawn advises us about examining the actions we take. _________________________________ 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 Dawn’s LinkedIn Profile Dawn’s website and Twitter Dawn’s HPT Legacy Video Dawn’s blog   My Favorite Consulting Principle   What Did You Unlearn This Year? HPT Treasures Past episode: Judy Hale and the Brown Suit Edgar Schein book: Process Consultant Revisited Black Spectacles Marc Teer, FAIA 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: Uplift Corporate Inspire by OlexandrIgnatov 01:22 Easy Jazz by Remstunes 11:00 Jazz It by TexasBrother 26:08 Jazz Band Theme by _Blacksmith_ 31:25 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on!
32:18
March 25, 2021
035: Alex Slawson In the Present Moment
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 31, Alex Slawson describes a coaching technique that has enabled his team to grow and bond. He has coached others at work. Also, Alex explains how his coaching has helped someone outside of work. He then invites us to be present in our conversations. 00:00 Prologue: Innovation, Calmness, and Systemic Thinking Alex works as an internal performance consultant to develop the talent within his organization. Not only is he innovative, but Alex is also one of the calmest people I’ve met. For a while, we worked in the same department at Lowe’s Home Improvement, where I learned that Alex went to New College of Florida in Sarasota, where I lived for a few years. 01:50 Part 1:  The Foundation of Coaching Alex describes a style of coaching taught to him by a manager. Now, his team uses coaching to strengthen their abilities to interact, collaborate, and support one another. 06:44 Part 2: Beginning New Chapters Leveraging his coaching skills has helped Alex within his organization’s team and in his personal life. Alex illustrates this with two stories. 18:04 Part 3: An Open Invitations Alex asks us to be present in the moment, focus on what others say, and be curious. _________________________________ 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 Alex’s LinkedIn 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 01:31 Relaxed Piano & Acoustic Guitar by pinkzebra 06:26 Around The Next Corner by SeaportSound 11:33 Restaurant and Food by LoopsLab 17:45 Food Delivery by LoopsLab 20:12 Fun and Flirtyby BrownHouseMedia Lead on!
21:16
March 24, 2021
034: Mark Wojcik Leads by Listening
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 34, Mark Wojcik shares something his mentor told him, explains why being available to others is crucial, and advises us to be present and listen when colleagues and peers seek our help. 00:00 Prologue: Recruiting 101 and More! Mark Wojcik is a recruiting pro who is one of the premier go-to sources for help with recruiting. He has a popular LinkedIn video series entitled, Recruiting 101 (sample links below). In addition to sales and recruiting, Mark has extensive experience training others in his field. 01:25 Part 1: Accepting Help from Others Asking for and receiving help doesn’t take from your accomplishments. Mark shares a mentor’s comment that left him with a strong impression. 07:51 Part 2: Be Available to Support Others Mark explains how crucial being available to the people you work with – but within some boundaries. Doing so can build trust and demonstrates that you value others. 13:05 Part 3: Be Present and Listen Mark advises us to be present and listen when helping colleagues and peers. To effectively lead, you need strong listening skills. _________________________________ 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 Mark’s LinkedIn Profile Some of Mark’s Recruiting 101 (short) videos:   Is Your Company Leveraging Its Talent Network?   Counteroffers Can be Fool’s Gold   Be A Proactive Recruiter   Prepare Before Interviews (Not Just Job Seekers)   Why Did You Leave Your Company   Salary Negotiations Can be Tough…Try This Technique   How to Engage Passive Candidates 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: Uplift Corporate Inspire by OlexandrIgnatov 01:10 Uplifting and Inspiring Corporate by Anuch 07:36 Groovy Lounge Tune by LoopsLab 12:50 Uplifting Romantic by alexbird 18:44 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on!
19:52
March 23, 2021
033: Ed Muzio Upgrades Managerial Teams
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 33, Ed Muzio shares a story from early in his career, talks about an executive team’s challenge, and advises how we can improve our team meetings. 00:00 Prologue: An Engineer Who Thinks Systemically Ed Muzio is an engineer who evolved his practice to management consulting. Whether at the c-suite or frontline, Ed helps teams learn to adapt and think systemically and iteratively. Ed also wrote the forward to the Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership book. 03:00 Part 1: Circle the Drain / Teach and Learn What happens when you are new to an organization, attend a meeting, and disagree with the decisions being made? Do you speak up? Ed shares a story from early in his career and the advice that someone gave him. 11:00 Part 2: Being Strategic as a Tactic Being an executive is more challenging than the role appears. With organizational growth and constant change, executives and managers need to balance being tactical with being adaptive at all levels. Ed describes how he helped a team of executives become more effective in their function. 19:59 Part 3: Status Game versus Future Focused Ed explains how we can strengthen our team meeting results with some straightforward or forward-thinking advice. _________________________________ 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 Ed’s LinkedIn Profile Ed’s website: Group Harmonics Ed’s Books   Iterate   Make Work Great   Four Secrets to Liking Your Work Video example of Ed at a whiteboard: The Five Key Practices for Running an Iterative Management Team 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 02:35 Relaxed Piano & Acoustic Guitar by pinkzebra 10:41 Jazz by gilv 19:40 Hopeful Marimba & Piano Background by pinkzebra 26:11 Fun and Flirtyby BrownHouseMedia Lead on!
27:21
March 18, 2021
032: Don Kirkey Puts Others First
On Wednesday episodes, I share leadership beliefs and unlabel terminology. I invite guests to share their expertise about small or big acts of leadership. In Episode 32, Don Kirkey discusses three leadership beliefs related to the principle, Putting Others First. Don talks about valuing the success of others, accepting responsibility, and how crucial it is to build up others. Finally, Don advises us about how managers get work done through others. 00:00 Prologue: With International Leadership Experience If you need help strengthening management performance, developing your organization, or managing your workforce, talk to Don. With more than thirty years of international leadership experience, Don knows how to develop employees, including executives and management. When he’s not consulting, he instructs as an associate graduate faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte through the Department of Educational Leadership. 01:46 Part 1: Giving credit for accomplishments to others is more important than taking credit Don discusses valuing the success of others as much as your own. He warns about micromanagement as well. 07:26 Part 2: When outcomes are disappointing, accepting responsibility but never blaming (others or bad luck) is critical for personal accountability Don shares a famous quotation from Harry Truman and discusses responsibility. 13:30 Part 3: Sacrificing or volunteering time, energy, resources, ego, and previous priorities to help others inspires loyalty and commitment Don explains that part of leadership is to build up others. He talks some about mentorships. 19:15 Part 4: Management Revisited Reflecting on the leadership principle, Don advises us about how managers should think about getting work done through others. _________________________________ 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 Don’s LinkedIn Profile Don’s bio Harry S. Truman: The buck stops here Mary Parker Follett: Ideas on Management Book Summary – Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change 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: Uplift Corporate Inspire by OlexandrIgnatov 01:28 Positive by pinkzebra 07:11 Uplifting Acoustic Summer by pinkzebra 13:15 Uplifting Inspiring Motivation by pinkzebra 19:00 Summer Dreams by pinkzebra 20:22 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on!
21:22
March 17, 2021
031: Chris Adams Encourages Growth
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 31, Chris Adams explains how a previous manager enhanced the performance review process and describes how a manager successfully encouraged a team to embrace a transformational change. Also, Chris advises us to use small, positive affirmations as feedback, which can have a substantial effect. 00:00 Prologue: Performance Consulting Changes Organizations for the Better I’ve known Chris for several years and have had the privilege to work with him on some performance improvement projects and workshops. Chris is a dynamic facilitator and an exceptional performance consultant. Oh, yes, he’s also a technology wizard (compared to me). 01:42 Part 1: A Small Addition Amplifies the Performance Review Effect In traditional performance reviews, managers discuss with employees their strengths and ways to improve. Next, they work with their employees on a development plan for the following twelve months. In this story, Chris shares one of his performance reviews that occurred early in his career and what his manager did that was different. 09:27 Part 2: Removing Barriers and Obstacles Chris shares a story of how a manager of a team encouraged the direct reports to embrace a transformational change with enthusiasm and an open mind. 19:37 Part 3: Feedback with Positive Affirmations Chris advises us to offer positive affirmations to encourage growth and to help others figure out ways to develop and enhance their contribution to the team and the organization. _________________________________ 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 Chris' LinkedIn and Twitter profiles Chris’ Bio Articles:   Becoming a Strategic Learning Business Partner   Consider the White Room: Curating Meaningful Learner Experiences   Focus First on Results Blog: Skill Is Not Performance (a tribute to Dana and Jim Robinson) 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 01:23 Climbing Higher Up by jhunger 09:08 Documentary by Praded 19:20 Uplifting Adventure Rock by pinkzebra 23:00 Fun and Flirtyby BrownHouseMedia Lead on!
24:05
March 16, 2021
030: Jessica Tower Tells Stories about Storytelling
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small and large acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 30, Jessica Tower explains how poetry can help business professionals, how one experience can change a culture, and how you can strengthen your storytelling. 00:00 Prologue: Jessica consults with organizations about talent management. She explains how stories can connect people, strengthen cultures, and affect the bottom line. Through Tower & Company, Jessica helps clients develop their story talent. 01:30 Part 1: More Poets Commit Suicide than Prose Writers What we learn from one discipline may help us in another discipline. For Jessica, studying poetry improved her skills in business. 06:11 Part 2: The Strength of Storytelling Locally and Nationally Jessica shares two stories: one is about how an icebreaker exercise affected managers, their teams, and customers at a local office. The other is about how a fireside chat helped alleviate the fear of a nation. 15:24 Part 3: Who Is Your Protagonist? A way to connect with others is through storytelling. Jessica talks about one common misstep professionals make with their stories. _________________________________ 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 Jessica’s LinkedIn Profile Tower & Company, Jessica’s business Jessica’s blogs Jessica's Twitter and company Twitter American poet, Mark Jarman How FDR's 'Fireside Chats' Helped Calm a Nation in Crisis 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 01:20 Quirky Accordion by pinkzebra 05:55 Sentimental by pinkzebra 12:59 There's Hope by OlexandrIgnatov 15:05 Folk Acoustic Guitar by pinkzebra 17:07 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on!
18:04
March 11, 2021
029: Don Kirkey Connects with Others
On Wednesday episodes, I share leadership beliefs and unlabel terminology. I invite guests to share their expertise about small or big acts of leadership. In Episode 29, Don Kirkey, an expert in workforce performance improvement, change management, and leadership development, talks about the importance of vulnerability, how you can build credibility by sharing your mistakes, and how crucial celebrations are. 00:00 Prologue: With International Leadership Experience If you need help strengthening management performance, developing your organization, or managing your workforce, talk to Don. With more than thirty years of international leadership experience, Don knows how to develop employees, including executives and management. When he’s not consulting, he instructs as an associate graduate faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte through the Department of Educational Leadership. 02:36 Part 1: Being vulnerable and getting to know others builds trust and relationships Don explains that a critical part of trust is being vulnerable. He also shares a story about executives who were encouraged to craft and share their leadership stories. 12:08 Part 2: Sharing your mistakes builds credibility Don shares a working definition of humility and encourages us to ask for and seek honest feedback. 20:24 Part 3: Celebrations build community, connect events to values, renew commitment, promote social support, and improve everyone’s well-being In organizations, people should celebrate things we value that advance the business. Whether big or small, celebrations are beneficial for teams. 25:58 Part 4: An Essential Part of Management To meet your directive to get things done through others, Don advises us to help others improve their capabilities to ultimately lead to success. _________________________________ 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 Don’s LinkedIn Profile Don’s bio Brené Brown The Power of Vulnerability (TED through YouTube) “True humility is forming a just estimate of oneself” Charles H. Spurgeon, the 19th-century English Baptist preacher, in his sermon Self-Humbling: “True humility is forming a just estimate of oneself” (Sermon no. 748, May 5, 1867, Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, UK). Jim Collins’ book: Good to Great Mary Parker Follett: The art of getting things done through people Gary DePaul's website  Background Music You can find all the musical tracks at Envato Elements. 00:00 Theme music: Uplift Corporate Inspire by OlexandrIgnatov 02:17 Jazz Piano Trio Restaurant by Praded 11:50 Motivational Orchestral Adventure by musicdream 20:05 Food Delivery by LoopsLab 25:39 Groovy Lounge Tune by LoopsLab 28:01 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on!
29:03
March 10, 2021
028: Lisa Toenniges Leads with Feedback
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 28, Lisa Toenniges explains the value of feedback, illustrates ways to empathize, challenges us with kindness, and advises us to allow for self-patience. 00:00 Prologue: I met Lisa at an International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) conference. Through ISPI, I’ve learned about Lisa’s stewardship and desire to help new professionals strengthen their capabilities. Lisa owns Innovative Learning Group (ILG), a performance-first learning company headquartered in Troy, Michigan. 02:25 Part 1: Take in Feedback Lisa talks about how crucial feedback is for personal development. She encourages us to seek feedback to raise our awareness and create an opportunity to change our behaviors. 07:48 Part 2: Empathy and Challenging with Kindness Through two stories, Lisa illustrates how we can leverage empathy and challenge others with kindness. 16:24 Part 3: Daily Private Victories Lisa advises us to be patient with ourselves, seek help, and manage our time effectively. She offers specific tactics to accomplish these three things. _________________________________ 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 Lisa’s LinkedIn Profile Lisa’s Twitter On My Own of Michigan(Lisa serves on the board of trustees) Lisa’s company, Innovative Learning Group (ILG)    Website    LinkedIn company page    Twitter    blog    YouTube    Two podcasts Covey’s Daily Private Victory (video 05:33) 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 02:10 Warm And Emotional Acoustic by DivaProductionMusic 07:33 Soul Hip-Hop by Bransboynd 12:26 Food Delivery by LoopsLab 16:05 Lovely Gipsy Jazz Ballad by Remstunes 19:44 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on!
20:44
March 9, 2021
027: Robynne Orr Narrates the Value Effect
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 27, Robynne Orr explains how she became happier working with others by changing her expectations. She explains the value of expressing value, and Robynne shares some practical advice. 00:00 Prologue: A Narrative Passion Robynne is more than an architect for Yale University. She is a voiceover talent. In 2020, Robynne narrated my book, What the Heck Is Leadership and Why Should I Care? If you listen to the audiobook, you’ll quickly realize Robynne’s passion for nonfiction narration becomes apparent. 01:32 Part 1: Revisiting Expectations of Others Through a personal story about two friends, Robynne gains a life-changing insight into her expectations from others. 07:29 Part 2: The Behavioral Thread of Expressing Value While there are many stories about toxic work environments, Robynne relates a story that is the opposite. Imagine working at an organization in which executives, managers, and peers express how they value others. 13:56 Part 3: Modeling the Values that We Appreciate Robynne advises us to adopt behaviors that exemplify how we value the people that we work with. _________________________________ 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 Robynne’s LinkedIn Profile Robynne’s website, voice of R.ORR Robynne’s ACX profile Book narrated by Robynne: What the Heck Is Leadership and Why Should I Care? Gary DePaul’s website Another book by Gary DePaul: 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 Around The Next Corner by SeaportSound 07:10 Let’s Go Have Fun by pinkzebra 13:36 Inspiring Lite Rock by pinkzebra 19:28 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on!
20:28
March 4, 2021
026: Peter Popovich Explains Emotional Intelligence
On Wednesday episodes, I share leadership beliefs and unlabel terminology. I invite guests to share their expertise about small or big acts of leadership. In Episode 26, Peter Popovich, emotional intelligence expert, shares how we can understand the meaning of emotional intelligence, improve how we can benefit from an assessment, and advise us on strengthening our emotional intelligence. 00:00 Prologue: A Really Brief Introduction Peter was the guest of Episode 006: Peter Popovich and the Pickled Lifelong Journey. Peter is my go-to professional about all things related to emotional intelligence. 00:52 Part 1: RUM Is an Acronym The formal definition is…formal and difficult to recall. I prefer how Peter explains emotional intelligence as RUM2. 12:56 Part 2: The Good and Bad of Emotional Intelligence Assessments Assessments may have some reliability challenges, but Peter has found some valuable ways that you can leverage your emotional intelligence assessment. 24:45 Part 3: Advice from the Four Areas of Emotional Intelligence There are several tactics you can leverage to strengthen your emotional intelligence. Based on the four parts of emotional intelligence, Peter advises on developing self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management (the four areas are from the book Emotional Intelligence 2.0). _________________________________ 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 A Dictionary of Psychology (Fourth Edition) Book: Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves Theodore Roosevelt quotation 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 00:33 Fun Places by LoopsLab 12:37 Inspiring Dreams by pinkzebra 24:25 Boogaloo by Remstunes 31:35 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on!
32:36
March 3, 2021
025: Jessica Bronzert Gets Comfortable with Ambiguity
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 25, Jessica Bronzert discusses how she is handling the COVID-19 pandemic, shares stories about client’s creative ways to connect with employees, and advises us to learn how to be comfortable with ambiguity. 00:00 Prologue: Helping Organizations at Multiple Levels Whether coaching an executive or orchestrating an enterprise intervention, Jessica and her team can drive needed performance change and personal growth. Jessica is the founding CEO of The Sparks Group, which offers executive coaching and transformational change. 01:17 Part 1: Invitation to Slow Down As we experience the COVID-19 pandemic, Jessica invites us to slow down and reflect. 07:57 Part 2: Leading During the Pandemic Jessica shares how executives lead during the pandemic and some of their creative ways to connect with employees. 16:39 Part 3: Embrace Agility Jessica invites us to become comfortable with ambiguity and embrace being agile. _________________________________ 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 Jessica’s LinkedIn Profile The Sparks Group website The Sparks Group pages: Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube Harvard Business Review (HBR) article: How to Lead When Your Team Is Exhausted — and You Are, Too 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 01:02 Relaxing Acoustic Guitar Folk by pinkzebra 07:42 Road To The Hills by JHungerX 16:23 Sunny Acoustic Folk Vibe by pinkzebra 18:12 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on!
19:11
March 2, 2021
024: Sherrie Niedermeier Connects with Her Teams
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 24, Sherrie Niedermeier illustrates the formidable effect that leadership has through her stories. She discusses the importance of friendship, caring for others, and maintaining congruency between thoughts and actions. 00:00 Prologue: Leading with Care Sherrie is the Chief Learning Design Officer at Human Capital Institute (HCI). If you work for Sherrie, you’ll quickly learn that she has high standards for performance, but she’ll do whatever she can to ensure that you’re successful. Sherrie cares about the people she works with and wants everyone to excel in what they do, both personally and professionally. 01:21 Part 1: Friendships with Direct Reports Sherrie tells a story about a boss at a previous organization. The boss complained to Sherrie that she was too close to her direct reports. 12:57 Part 2: To be a Fear Factor or to Care If you manage a team, do you perceive the negative more than the positive or vice versa? Do you see them as people first and then employees or vice versa? Sherrie conveys a leadership story that relates to these questions. 20:17 Part 3: Striving for authenticity Sherrie advises us to strive for authenticity and explains what that means. _________________________________ 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 Sherrie’s LinkedIn Profile Human Capital Institute (HCI) has excellent resources HCI pages: Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn Harvard Business Review (HBR) article: How Apple Is Organized for Innovation 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 01:06 Inspiring & Confident Pop by pinkzebra 12:41 Minimal Happy Corporate by pinkzebra 20:00 There's Hope by Olexandrignatov 23:53 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on!
25:01
February 25, 2021
023: Simma Lieberman Elevates Culture with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
On Wednesday episodes, I share leadership beliefs and unlabel terminology. I invite guests to share their expertise about small or big acts of leadership. In Episode 23, Simma Lieberman, my expert on DE&I, helps me decipher Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. 00:00 Prologue: Discovered through Social Media I discovered Simma through her blogs on Multibriefs, which lead me to her podcast about diversity. Simma, a.k.a. The Inclusionist, is an award-winning professional who consults, coaches, and offers powerful keynotes. If you plan to meet 50 people this year, ensure that Simma is one of them. 01:28 Part 1: Debunking the Need for Similar People What makes diversity in organizations diverse? Simma answers this question. 07:24 Part 2: You Need More than Equal Access Equality doesn’t mean that there is equity. Both terms are worth unlabeling, and Simma does just that! 13:44 Part 3: Accessing Their Brilliance If you have diversity, do you have inclusion? What does it mean to have an inclusive culture and organization? Simma helps me demystify inclusion by answering these questions. 21:50 Part 4: Take Diversity to Lunch Whether a manager or a team member, Simma offers practical ways for us to enable teams and organizations to diversify and become more inclusive. _________________________________ 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 Simma’s LinkedIn Profile Simma’s Bio The Inclusionist (website) Simma’s Twitter Everyday Conversations on Race for Everyday People (podcast) Example blogs by Simma    How story-sharing creates connections and empathy in organizations    Unconscious bias gone wrong About Roosevelt Thomas, Jr. in Diversity Officer Magazine Examples of Diversity Definitions PDF (includes Thomas’ definition) The Story of the Elephant and the Giraffe (a blog about Roosevelt Thomas’ fable) Background Music You can find all the musical tracks at Envato Elements. 00:00 Theme music: Inspiring Uplifting Corporate by mixer_drummer 01:11 Marching Band Fun by pinkzebra 07:05 Happy swing by Praded 13:26 Inspiring Emotional Cinematic Piano and Strings by pinkzebra 21:33 A New Door Opens by pinkzebra 24:29 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on!
25:40
February 24, 2021
022: Lisa Wicker Meets You Where You Are
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 22, Lisa Wicker shares two of her guiding principles. In a story, Lisa describes how she connected with and championed a difficult employee. Also, she advises us to think critically about why we would want to enter and advance in management. 00:14 Prologue: Standing on the Shoulders of Mentors and Guides From working for an automotive foundry to becoming the Chief Executive Officer of Career Mastered and publisher of Career Mastered Magazine, Lisa has mentored, lead, and even cheered for the people in her life. Of all the people I know, Lisa illuminates what empowering women means. Her hard work in celebrating women publicly, providing networking events, and developing girls and women has opened opportunities for women to flourish professionally. 01:26 Part 1: Showing Respect for Who You Are New managers who rely on authority and trying to control their situation and others hurt their ability to lead. Lisa shares two of her guiding principles that make a difference in how she leads. 11:05 Part 2: Why Do You Care? When someone starts at a new company, employees already have made assumptions about who you are and what to expect from you. Mostly unconscious, these assumptions are not based on the new employee’s personality but come from job typecasts (to name one source). Lisa illustrates how to overcome role typecasting. 18:58 Part 3: Why Do You Want a Promotion? Lisa challenges us to critically think about why we would want to change careers and shift to a managerial role. _________________________________ 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 Lisa’s LinkedIn Profile The Dr. Lisa Wicker website Linwick & Associates, LLC. (LWA) Career Mastered website Lisa’s Twitter Lisa’s Facebook page Excel Village Lisa’s books    Capacity: Women Shattering the Limits - NOW! (preorder link)    The Winning Spirit: Building Employee Enthusiasm    Power Play: Discover the Secrets to Spirit-Winning Success 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 01:08 Casual Acoustic Folk by pinkzebra 10:47 Emotion by Tonydrumer 18:40 Soundtrack for Your Life by pinkzebra 22:45 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on!
23:37
February 23, 2021
021: Marc Donelson Doesn’t Settle for The Ordinary
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 21, Marc Donelson encourages us to think critically about our circumstances. He explains how his team transformed compliance training to exceed learner expectations. Finally, he challenges us to develop ourselves while in our current role. 00:00 Prologue: Thinking about Performance Marc is a talent development manager who has served at organizations such as Handshaw, Bank of America, Stanly Community College, and Belk. Because of his expertise in science and practice of performance improvement, Marc has a unique perspective and insight into talent development. Currently, Marc manages a team at Spectrum (formerly Time Warner) in Charlotte, North Carolina. 01:47 Part 1: Discovering Your Options Part of personhood involves shifting from thinking that “things happen to me” to “I have options.” Marc describes how a director coached and supported his own transition to management. 10:33 Part 2: Rethinking Compliance Training To protect their organizations, legal departments require employees to complete compliance training. These courses can be about anything from discrimination to intellectual property. Marc shares a story about how he and his team changed the learner experience from being negative to positive. 17:59 Part 3: Keeping Your Perspective Regardless of your situation, Marc challenges us to search for the options that are within your control. Find ways to evolve and grow within your role. _________________________________ 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 Marc’s LinkedIn Profile Mentions: Daniel Pink, Simon Sinek, Mark Cuban, and Gary Vaynerchuk 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 01:34 Inspiring Background Music by Twisterium 10:21 Optimistic Uplifting Background by pinkzebra 17:40 Vintage by MARiAN 22:09 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on!
23:19
February 18, 2021
020: Vivian Johnson Establishes Executive Presence
On Wednesday episodes, I share leadership beliefs and unlabel terminology. I invite guests to share their expertise about small or big acts of leadership. In Episode 20, Vivian Johnson talks about executive presence and how others can enable or act as a toxic barrier to developing executive presence. 00:00 Prologue: No Longer A Company Statistic Vivian is a performance consultant, a change strategist, a certified project manager, and a transformation expert. What people will remember about Vivian is that her spirit is uplifting and contagious. 00:56 Part 1: The Story of the Failed Audition Too often, our unconscious biases damage team productivity and people’s self-esteem. Vivian explains how a boss and her peers limited how she performed. 17:24 Part 2: Grace, Humility, and the Four Ps Vivian characterizes what executive presence is and the four Ps that can reveal your “it” factor. 25:27 Part 3: Creating Your Narrative Vivian explains what enables you to have an executive presence. 28:50 Part 4: Developing Executive Presence To build your executive presence, Vivian shares four things that you can do. _________________________________ 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 Vivian’s LinkedIn Profile Vivian’s website, Twitter, and Instagram LinkedIn course: Developing Executive Presence Stacey Abrams, Lead from the Outside Maya Angelou quotation 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 00:44 Boogaloo by Remstunes 17:09 Sentimental Piano and Classical Guitar by pinkzebra 25:13 Like Panorama by StudioEtude 28:35 Gentle Acoustic by pinkzebra 31:18 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on!
32:13
February 17, 2021
019: Kevin McNulty Listens to Culture
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 19, Kevin McNulty talks about the importance of attending to culture. Through his stories, we gain some insight into what it means to practice leadership in a way that strengthens cultural growth. Also, Kevin advises us on how we can more effectively lead by the way we treat those around us. 00:00 Prologue: Helping Others Develop When I worked at Ceridian, Kevin did more than report to me: He informally coached me (believe me, I needed it!). As part of his role as the CEO of NetWeave Social Networking, Kevin trains and coaches small businesses to manage their social-media presence. presents to several chambers of commerce members as part of his stewardship. What else? Kevin served in the Army. Thank you, Kevin, for your service! 01:09 Part 1: What’s for Breakfast? Kevin reminds us that we need to attend and influence the cultures within our organizations. Organizations have multiple cultures: team cultures, department cultures, cross-functional cultures, career-level cultures,  and a few others. By the way, Kevin has a nice shout-out to David Marquet about communicating intent. 08:01 Part 2: What Managers Should Do and Not Do Kevin tells a story about Bonnie, a manager, who consistently practiced from the perspective to give employees the space needed to execute their tasks and provide support (such as removing barriers). Kevin also talks about how successful NFL coaches lead their staff. 14:45 Part 3: Lasting Impression As a teenager, Kevin was in a program called the Young Marines. From that experience, Kevin advises taking care of your people. Leadership is not about you but about other people. _________________________________ 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 Kevin’s LinkedIn Profile NetWeave Social Networking- Turn Customers into Fans NetWeave on Twitter Three NetWeave blogs (examples)    7 Tips to Help Your Social Media Right Now    5 Keys to Visual Storytelling L. David Marquet’s book, Turn the Ship Around! 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 00:51 Acid Funk by cleanmindsounds 03:25 Gangsta Hip-Hop by Praded 07:44 Quirky Party by pinkzebra 14:27 Simple Piano with Acoustic Guitar by pinkzebra 17:10 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on!
18:07
February 16, 2021
018: Jane Bozarth and Acting Upon Stewardship Opportunities
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 18, Jane Bozarth encourages us to seriously consider opportunities, shares a leadership story about saying the right thing at the right time, and explains what being a practitioner means. 00:00 Prologue: Let’s Get Evidence-based! Author and speaker Dr. Jane Bozarth has had a long career in the North Carolina state government. In Part 1, Jane shares a story about her role as the state's eLearning Coordinator. As the Director of Research for The Learning Guild, Jane shares evidence-based research related to talent development. 00:00 Part 1: The Writing Is on the Wall In a previous episode, Judy Hale encourages us to watch for opportunities that may not be obvious. Likewise, Jane shares an insightful quotation about opportunities that is worth knowing. 00:00 Part 2: Calmness Can be Enlightening As we act, we model what it means to lead and to be in management. We do so with our words, our appearance, our nonverbal gestures, and our emotions. Jane shares a story about how her manager responded to a project meltdown. 00:00 Part 3: Reflections and Defining ourselves as Practitioners Jane heartens us to be reflective with our work and intellectualize their practices. Also, she encourages us to think of ourselves as practitioners and explains what being a practitioner means. _________________________________ 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 Jane’s LinkedIn Profile Jane’s Twitter Jane’s blog The Learning Guild (with a free membership, you can access the monthly reports)    The Learning Guild’s Research Library    Research report: What Works, and What Doesn’t, in Diversity Training Jane’s Amazon Author Page A Sampling of Jane’s evidence-based books    Better Than Bullet Points: Creating Engaging e-Learning with PowerPoint    Social Media for Trainers    Show Your Work 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 00:00 Backsliding by simming 00:00 Latin by TexasBrother 00:00 Upbeat Fun Piano Blues by pinkzebra 00:00 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on!
28:18
February 11, 2021
017: Matt Donovan and A Glance in His Leadership Playbook
On Wednesday episodes, I share leadership beliefs and unlabel terminology. I invite guests to share their expertise about small or big acts of leadership. In Episode 17, Matt Donovan talks about how we can rethink conflict. He envisions how we can transform leadership similarly to how we have shifted to being customer-centric or learner-centric. He cautions us to find a balance between checking-in virtually and doing the work. 00:00 Prologue: The Future Looks Bright! Matt’s GP Strategies title is fitting: Chief Learning & Innovation Officer. Whether because of his role or just because of who he is, Matt is thinking decades ahead into the future about talent development. Since I’ve known Matt, I’ve seen him astound listeners with stories of how organizations are transforming how their workforce learns. I also know Matt as a mentor for emerging professionals. Like most guests, his stewardship is extraordinary! 01:32 Part 1: A Lesson from Martial Arts Practicing martial arts requires physical and mental discipline. Like leadership, each martial art has underlying principles. While you can learn a martial art without understanding the principles, you won’t become proficient. Matt explains a lesson he learned from his father about applying Aikido to engaging conflicting viewpoints. 07:17 Part 2: How should Leadership Shift? To rise from good to great in product development, you need to shift from product-centric to customer-centric. In the talent-development field, the equivalent shift is from topic-centric (or content-centric) to learner-centric. With leadership, Matt believes we need to make a similar shift. 16:35 Part 3: Virtual Collaboration Overload Matt talks about interacting and working with people virtually. When meeting, we need to figure out the balance between checking in with people and doing the work with them. Matt introduces us to Rob Cross’ concept, Collaboration Overload. _________________________________ 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 Matt’s LinkedIn Profile Matt’s bio GP Strategies What is Agile? The Agile Manifesto(this site might be easier to read the manifesto) In HBR, Rob Cross, Reb Rebele, and Adam Grant: Collaborative Overload Gary DePaul website  Background Music You can find all the musical tracks at Envato Elements. 00:00 Theme music: Inspiring Uplifting Corporate by mixer_drummer 01:12 Happy Vlogger by pinkzebra 07:02 Jazz by gilv 09:51 Climbing Higher Up by jhunger 16:17 Upbeat Retro Hipster by pinkzebra 25:36 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on!
26:33
February 10, 2021
016: Phyllis Millikan and Constructive Attribution
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 16, Phyllis Millikan explains how our attitude can change how we interrupt intent and how we perceive our current situations. She discusses when self-reflection is needed to evaluate your role in an organization. Phyllis offers advice about checking in with others, giving your team space to lead, and filling your bucket. 00:00 Prologue: It Is Not about You but about the Talent Around You One of the first things I noticed about Phyllis is that she is happy. Sure, she has life challenges, yet her attitude is positive, uplifting, and contagious. From an Arthur Andersen consultant to a SurePeople Executive Vice President, Phyllis’s career continues to evolve. What hasn’t changed is her commitment to mentor and champion the people around her. 02:03 Part 1: Reducing Attribution Errors through Positive Intent When events aren’t going well and the causes are unclear, we become uncomfortable. Our brains work hard to reduce uncertainty by speculating the intentions of others. Phyllis reminds us that we can control how we make assumptions by believing in good intent. 11:57 Part 2: Career Reflections Leadership involves influencing the environment so others can flourish. Unfortunately, your ability to affect change can become limited, and considering other opportunities to lead may become necessary. 21:56 Part 3: Finding Openings to Shine Phyllis advises us to strengthen self-awareness, empowering your team, and balancing between meeting to just work and checking in. _________________________________ 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 Phyllis’ LinkedIn Profile Phyllis’ bio SurePeople.com Phyllis’ PDF entitled Healthcare Leadership Levers for Reducing Burnout and Increasing Resilience Gary DePaul 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 01:50 Into The Jazz by Korolkov 08:14 Quirky Accordion by pinkzebra 11:42 Market Day by simming 21:42 Think Happy Thoughts by pinkzebra 28:33 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on!
29:22
February 9, 2021
015: Marise Kumar Leads at the Macro and Individual Levels
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 15, Marise Kumar discusses insights about the leadership at the c-suite and senior executive level. In her stories, she explains a Montessori value, her experience leading at Whirlpool and Lowe’s, and counsels us to connect and believe in the people we serve. 00:00 Prologue: From Product Development to Customer Experience When I think of customer experience, Marise comes to mind. Through C2B Strategies, a business that she founded, Marise helps global and local organizations, for-profit and nonprofit, create customer-centric business plans by strengthening their value proposition, customer experience, omnichannel marketing, and product development. 01:12 Part 1: Montessori and the Leadership Category Leadership isn’t considered only at the executive and managerial levels. Anyone can practice leadership from the perspective of your role and relationship within a group. Marise tells a story about discovering how a Montessori school values leadership. 05:58 Part 2: Unreasonable Confidence With two examples, Marise illustrates how to behave at the c-suite level to achieve substantial change. 25:42 Part 3: From Believing to the Extraordinary Marise explains how the leadership principles of connecting with others and believing in others are crucial, especially when you are at the c-suite or executive levels. _________________________________ 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 Marise’s LinkedIn Profile Introduction to C2B Strategies, Marise’s company 5 Core Components of Montessori Education 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 01:07 Emotional Solo Piano by pinkzebra 05:40 Hopeful Piano by MARiAN 25:22 Moving Forward by tunestogo 29:52 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on!
30:52
February 4, 2021
014: Jack Bucalo Explains Leadership Skills that CEOs Desire
On Wednesday episodes, I share leadership beliefs and unlabel terminology. I invite guests to share their expertise about small or big acts of leadership. In Episode 14, Jack Bucalo, a leadership development expert, continues to discuss what makes a leadership development program useful for meeting the needs of CEOs and line executives. Jack describes specific hard and soft skills that contribute to attendees’ performance. He then explains action plans. 00:00 Prologue: Recap of Episode 011 In Episode 011, Jack clarified that the CEOs and line executives are the ultimate customers of leadership training. Many executives believe that leadership training repeatedly fails due to the lack of practical business value in helping them run the business. Jack highlighted two highly reputable studies that indicated that middle to upper management leadership training should be more about job-related hard skills than soft skills but instructed together in the appropriate mix and within the practical context of real-world business objectives. 01:18 Part 1: Hard and Soft Skills Jack illustrates what hard and soft skills to use to develop mid-level and upper-level management with two examples. 09:58 Part 2: Action Plans For leadership training to be effective, attendees need to apply what they learn. Jack talks about having the broad parameters of an action plan as a takeaway from the training experience. _________________________________ 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 Jack’s LinkedIn Profile Jack’s articles    Leadership Development Dilemma: Priority on Soft or Hard Skills?    Leadership Development – The Urgent Need for A Major Paradigm Shift    A New Path Forward to Leadership Development Success Article with links to research studies: Leadership development is creating a dilemma HR Exchange Network BIZCATALYST 360° 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 01:00 Acoustic Comedic Hip Hop Loop by Remstunes 09:40 Gentle Acoustic by pinkzebra 15:34 Fun and Flirtyby BrownHouseMedia Lead on!
17:06
February 3, 2021
013: Guy Wallace and Clarity of Purpose
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 13, Guy Wallace encourages us to think about our mission, establishes some firm boundaries to instill inclusiveness, and prefaces what we communicate with declarations. 00:00 Prologue: Preserving Legacies through Video Stewardship While Guy has consulted with several clients about performance improvement, most of his consulting has been performance-based instruction. More substantial, Guy has contributed towards curating knowledge about instructional systems design, performance-based instructional analysis, and curriculum architecture design. He has published 135 videos of performance improvement practitioners, researchers, and professors. You can access the recording on the HPT Treasures website (Human Performance Technology). 00:00 Part 1: The Revelation at the Fantail Watch The mission, purpose, or your why (if you prefer) influences how we behave. Guy relates a story that occurred during his service in the Navy. 00:00 Part 2: Inclusiveness Boundaries For inclusiveness to flourish, we need clear boundaries. Crossing the boundaries can invite toxic behaviors, which could trigger disruption within a team, group, or organization. Before diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) became popular, Guy overtly promoted these concepts. 00:00 Part 3: Clarify with Declarations We all could improve how we communicate. As we mature how we build relationships, learning communication techniques help. Guy shares such a technique called declarations. _________________________________ 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 Guy’s website Guy’s 2019 bio and abbreviated version Guy’s LinkedIn Profile Guy’s Twitter Guy’s latest book (2020), Conducting performance-based Instructional Analysis About Dr. Geary A. Rummler The HPT Treasures website About the USS Okinawa(LPH-3) 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 00:00 Happy Upbeat Acoustic with Whistle by pinkzebra 00:00 Cool Orchestral Hip Hop by pinkzebra 00:00 A Cool Jazz by EightBallAudio 00:00 Fun and Flirtyby BrownHouseMedia Lead on!
31:43
February 2, 2021
012: Tim Brock with Winning Hearts and Clearing Barriers
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 12, Tim Brock exemplifies the words of William Penn, turns a school around, reveals a surprising consequence, and encourages us to build a reputation of trustworthiness. 00:00 Prologue: Career of Stewardship Throughout his career, Tim has helped others develop professionally. From the Air Force to serving in faculty roles, Tim has passionately instructed students to develop their leadership and expertise. Also, he managed a $40 million Titan II intercontinental ballistic missile launch facility (thank you, Tim, for your service). You can read more about Tim’s career on his LinkedIn profile (link below). 00:00 Part 1: What Every Wing Commander Should Strive to Achieve Tim exemplifies the principle, Believe in Others. At seventeen, Tim applied a William Penn quotation to practice leadership with his four squad leaders. 00:00 Part 2: Change Your Environment to Enable Others to be at their Best Tim tells the story of his first job as a civilian after his military service. As a principal of a private high school, Tim inspired creativity, collaboration, and accountability. While you can imagine the results, Tim shares an unexpected twist. 00:00 Part 3: Relationships, Reputation of Competence, and Trustworthiness Practicing leadership is not only a way to help others mature their mental and moral qualities but also a way to strengthen your own character continuously. _________________________________ 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 Tim’s LinkedIn Profile William Penn and the quotation Image of a picture that I took of the William Penn statue in Philadelphia (2016) Ohio State Leadership Grid: Leader behavior: Its description and measurement Manual for the Leader Behavior Description Questionnaire Edwin A. Locke, The Essence of Leadership 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 00:00 Hopeful Ambient Background by pinkzebra 00:00 Russian Wedding Dance by BrownHouseMedia 00:00 Acoustic Background by pinkzebra 00:00 Fun and Flirtyby BrownHouseMedia Lead on!
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January 28, 2021
011: Jack Bucalo and The Limitations of Leadership Development Programs
On Wednesday episodes, I share leadership beliefs and unlabel terminology. I invite guests to share their expertise about small or big acts of leadership. In Episode 11, I invited Jack Bucalo, a leadership development expert, who characterizes traditional leadership development programs and describes their limitations. He explains what these programs need that’s different from the traditional approach. 00:00 Prologue: Evidence-based Leadership Development Jack Bucalo has authored more than fifty detailed and actionable articles about HR and leadership development. When Jack was the Corporate Senior VP of Human Resources and Chief HR Officer for Fiserv, he partnered with the Chief Executive Officer and the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee to develop the first Fiserv executive development leadership center. 02:12 Part 1: Skills Addressed in Traditional Leadership Development Jack explains that traditional leadership development programs are about training management about soft skills, including leadership styles, behaviors, and interpersonal skills. Yet, CEOs and line executives fail to mitigate leadership performance gaps. 06:37 Part 2: Why Have Traditional Leadership Development Programs Failed? Leadership development programs need a mix of hard and soft skills. Jack shares some reputable research studies that described specific skills that should be included in leadership development. _________________________________ 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 Jack’s LinkedIn Profile Jack’s articles    Leadership Development Dilemma: Priority on Soft or Hard Skills?    Leadership Development – The Urgent Need for A Major Paradigm Shift    A New Path Forward to Leadership Development Success Article with links to research studies: Leadership development is creating a dilemma HR Exchange Network BIZCATALYST 360° 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 01:52 Bring the Fun by pinkzebra 06:17 Blues Background by AudioZen 14:14 Uplifting Acoustic Summer by pinkzebra 14:51 Fun and Flirtyby BrownHouseMedia Lead on!
15:37
January 27, 2021
010: Dave Best and Integrity without Reward
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode Ten, Dave Best talks about ways to connect with one another, what it means to encourage growth, and urges us to practice being genuine. 00:18 Prologue: Givers Put Others First I’ve known Dave for about ten years. We met at Lowe’s. Since then, Dave has worked at Wal-Mart and now is a senior manager at The Home Depot. To learn more about Dave, you can view his LinkedIn profile (link below). 01:26 Part 1: Connect with Others Core to leadership is how we interact with people at different levels. Dave shares a story about Mike Abrashoff, a leadership author, that illustrates the challenge of connecting with others. 06:43 Part 2: Encourage Growth Leadership is not about you, but it is about other people. Practicing leadership is about helping others develop their mental and moral qualities, capabilities, and behaviors. In other words, leading people involves building character. 21:08 Part 3: The Real Deal One of the themes of these episodes is being genuine. Dave discusses what this means and how crucial being genuine is when leading. _________________________________ 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 Dave’s LinkedIn Profile Navy Captain MIKE ABRASHOFF: People Don’t Come to Work to Fail [00:03:50] (monkey story video) 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 01:05 At Jazz by EightBallAudio 06:25 Comedy Pizzicato by Praded 20:50 Softly Building Lite Rock by pinkzebra 27:26 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on!
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January 26, 2021
009: Tanae Wolfman Leverages Collaboration
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode Nine, Tanae Wolfman describes how she leads without authority, how she collaborates to build trust, and what she does to keep herself grounded to her guiding principles. 00:21 Prologue: Stewardship through Small Acts I tend to think about stewardship as big acts. Tanae’s stories teach me to reconsider the practice of stewardship. The word means to take care of something, such as a group or property. I tend to think of it as the act of giving back to strengthen a profession. Tanae does this through multiple small acts at the individual level. 01:55 Part 1: Don’t Hesitate and Learning Outside Your Comfort Zone Tanae explains how a Human Resource director’s advice to not hesitate encouraged her to act in unfamiliar ways. Doing so meant accepting a level of discomfort that enabled her to learn and develop professionally. To develop substantially, we need to step outside our comfort zones. 08:44 Part 2: Creating Opportunities for Others to Lead Improving how people work together should be a shared responsibility. Tanae describes how she created opportunities for anyone to voice how teams and cross-functional groups evolve. 13:45 Part 3: How Will You Show Up Today? At the beginning and end of the day, Tanae reveals the technique that enables her to reflect and revisit her guiding principles. _________________________________ 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 Tanae’s LinkedIn 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 01:40 A New Door Opens by pinkzebra 08:27 Make Me Smile by simming 13:27 This Cool Jazz by EightBallAudio 18:05 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on!
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January 21, 2021
008: Ronald Graves Differentiates the Coaching Role
On Wednesday episodes, I share leadership beliefs and unlabel terminology. I invite guests to share their expertise about small or big acts of leadership. In Episode Eight, Ronald Graves, a certified coach, distinguishes the meaning of coaching from the popular notion and from other roles. He explains how professionals can leverage coaching to strengthen in their current positions. Also, Ronald describes his Five Levels of Listening. 00:23 Prologue: Disclaimer: He’s my Coach and Friend Ronald has more than 35 years of business consulting experience, in which he served in leadership roles for 20 years. He is well versed in organizational performance improvement and leadership, and he is a certified coach. For the past year, Ronald has coached me as I work to refuel my entrepreneurial spirit! 01:32 Part 1: Coaching Does Not Pour Information into You Depending on the situation, managers function as teachers, trainers, consultants, leaders, or mentors. The commonality of these roles is the act of giving information. 05:41 Part 2: Inside->Out Rather than Outside->In Your potential is internal, and coaching helps you discover your potential. Coaching is a partnership with you as the focal point. 21:11 Part 3: Asking Questions and Listening at Five Levels Except for one type, coaching is about asking questions and listening. Ronald describes five levels of listening. _________________________________ 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 Ronald’s LinkedIn Profile Ronald Graves’ Website Graves’ Five Levels of Listening can be found in DePaul’s book, Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership. Also by Gary DePaul: What the Heck Is Leadership and Why Should I Care? Background Music You can find all the musical tracks at Envato Elements. 00:00 Theme music: Inspiring Uplifting Corporate by mixer_drummer 01:12 Acoustic Colors by pinkzebra 05:23 Hopeful Piano by AudioChoice 11:14 Inspiring Emotional Cinematic Piano and Strings by pinkzebra 20:53 Chic Funk by BrownHouseMedia 27:52 Fun and Flirtyby BrownHouseMedia Lead on!
28:52
January 20, 2021
007: Felix Nater Instills Creativity and Ideation
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 7, Felix Nater reveals how one superior influenced him in practicing lifelong stewardship. He scrutinizes the misuse of authority and encourages us to work continuously on our congruency. 00:00 Prologue: The Threat Assessment / Kindness Paradox Felix Nater has consulted hundreds of organizations about preventing workplace violence. He served in the Army and later in the U.S. Postal Services as a Postal Inspector. Felix has completed hundreds of threat assessments. He has investigated mail theft, burglary, armed robbery, and even violent crimes. More notable, though, is Felix’s kindness towards others. 02:10 Part 1: Fostering Stewardship I’m unclear what can trigger people to shift from focusing on themselves to stewarding others. Maybe some make the transition after an accomplished career, but that isn’t always the case. Felix explains what someone said to move towards stewardship. 09:15 Part 2: Scrutiny Reduces Capability When some people meet with a team, teammates immediately begin generating ideas. I know a few managers who can change their environment to bring out the best from their direct reports. Felix’s story, however, is not about such people. 17:03 Part 3: Congruency Strengthens Character We tend to behave differently when interacting with different people. How we talk to our boss, friends, family members, children, customers, and even people we dislike can vary. Felix challenges our behavior variability as a way to build our character. _________________________________ 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 Felix’s LinkedIn Profile Felix’s bio Nater Associates, LTD. Felix’s Twitter Institute of Management Consultants (imc usa) imcusa Carolinas(Felix is the Chapter Secretary and a Past President) 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 01:52 Confident Country by pinkzebra 08:55 Detective Cinematic Funk by AudioZen 13:50 Smooth Jazzby R-Production 16:45 Rock and Fashion by MusicAura 23:39 Fun and Flirtyby BrownHouseMedia Lead on!
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January 19, 2021
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 Chief Executive Officer 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!
16:14
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!
29:31
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!
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December 8, 2020