325 – Culture Eats Strategy For Breakfast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSClosing the gap between strategic planning & execution is a proverbial an enduring problem. The problem is that we tend to focus on strategy at the expense of getting our culture right. If our culture is dysfunctional and ineffective, our strategy will never get executed. The goal is to create a …

324 – Michael Monteferrante: President & CEO of Envision

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSMike Monteferrante is the president and chief executive officer of Envision, located in Wichita, Kansas.  With manufacturing locations in Wichita and Kansas City, plus 16 base supply centers around the United States, Envision employs over 500 people, half of whom are blind.  In addition to offering employment, Envision provides rehabilitation services, …

323 – Accountability Vs. Responsibility

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS Accountability & Responsibility. People often use these terms interchangeably; often believing that they mean the same thing. If you are interested in dipping your foot into the leadership pool, you must understand that there is a subtle but very powerful difference between accountability and responsibility. As a leader you must …

322 – Nancy Koehn: Harvard Historian, Author of “Forged in Crisis”

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSNancy Koehn is a historian at the Harvard Business School where she holds the James E. Robison chair of Business Administration. Koehn’s research focuses on how leaders, past and present, craft lives of purpose, worth, and impact. Her new book, Forged in Crisis: The Power of Courageous Leadership in Turbulent Times is an …

321 – Making Yourself Useless Produces Opportunity & Growth

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn 1920 there was a major change of attitude in the officer Corps with the U.S. Marines. General John Lejeune, the Commandant of the Marine Corps at the time, wrote the following on the heels of World War I: “The relation between officers and enlisted men should in no sense be …

320 – Dr. Michael Gervais: High Performance Psychologist; Finding Mastery Podcast Host

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThroughout his career, Dr. Michael Gervais has followed a central question:  Is there a common thread connecting how the greatest performers in the world use their minds to pursue the boundaries of human potential? Gervais is a high-performance psychologist working in the trenches of high-stakes environments with some of the best in …

318 – “Leadership” Equals “Love”

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS“Leadership is patient, Leadership is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It doesn’t dishonor others.  It is not self-seeking. It is not easily angered, & it keeps no record of wrongs. Leadership does not delight in evil, rather it rejoices in the truth. Leadership always …

317 – Melinda Wittstock: Social Marketing & Technology Expert; Founder of Verifeed

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSMelinda Wittstock is an “EntrePioneer” visionary dedicated to catalyzing value for her clients, architecting highly profitable and data-driven solutions and putting the authentic marketing and engagement strategies in place to put a multiplier on conversions, revenue, earnings and company valuation. She’s a passionate advocate for women in business, currently writing a …

316 – Top 10 Dysfunctions in Business

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSDuring my experience consulting & coaching business leaders, I’ve found that the 10 most critical dysfunctions that hold an organization back are: 1. Senior Leadership Fails to Set the Example: They don’t emulate the behavior they expect of others. 2. Departmental Silos: Multiple territorial leaders selfishly defend their turf without consideration …

315 – Vinny Gerace: Founder & President of “Wired Within”

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSVinny Gerace has spent the past few decades helping businesses improve internal communications and understand their people. He began as a business consultant but saw most of the issues companies were having related to the people they employed. Whether it was conflict, hiring issues, stuck workflow, or a lack of profits, …

313 – Melissa & Jonathan Nightingale: Bestselling Authors and Founding Partners at Raw Signal Group

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS  Melissa Nightingale is a founder and partner at Raw Signal Group. She is editor of The Co-pour and bestselling author of “How F*cked Up Is Your Management? An Uncomfortable Conversation About Modern Leadership.” Melissa’s been a startup warrior since the first dotcom boom and has the branded t-shirt collection to prove it. She …

312 – Building Your Self-Image

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSYou must value yourself if you are going to “add” value to yourself. The first step is believing that you’re worth of being a leader. Pursuing a leadership position is highly personal & shouldn’t be entered into lightly. “It’s impossible to consistently behave in a manner inconsistent with how we see …

311 – Overcoming Limiting Beliefs (Or How to Slay Your Dragons)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSExceptional leadership requires mastery over our limiting beliefs Everyone has limiting beliefs & self-doubt to some degree. Regardless of success…it is the “dragon” that all of us have to learn how to “slay” You can’t avoid it – this resistance is real for everyone So what is a “belief”? Beliefs aren’t …