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 …

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 …

308 – Setting the Example = Leadership 101

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS“Setting the Example”: This is the foundational “Presence Principle” Whether you know it; whether you like it or not: You are a Role Model! More leadership responsibility means: A bigger spotlight on you… And less personal freedom People are always watching you; even when they aren’t “looking” at you. Perception is …

299 – Solo Episode: Thriving in Chaos

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe reality is that all of us are dealing with ever increasing levels of chaos in all aspects of our lives.  The question becomes how do we effectively deal with the chaos and uncertainty that surrounds us. Though I’m not an advocate of bringing gasoline to a fire and adding to …

282 – Solo Episode: Drivers of Employee Engagement

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS Employee engagement should be top business priority for senior executives; after all 70% of our key stakeholders are disengaged. This is a travesty costing businesses billions in lost profits and productivity. Having a high-performing workforce is essential for growth and survival. A highly engaged workforce can increase innovation, productivity, safety, and bottom-line …

264 – Solo Episode: Becoming Confident

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGreat leaders are confident: In Themselves Their Vision In The People That They’re Leading Confidence is at the core of your natural charisma; remember the “Four-Cs” Calm Confident Consistent Courageous How do you become more confident? Constant battle against self-doubt & limiting beliefs Fear & uncertainty will never go away But …

258 – Becoming a Leader of Influence (Solo Episode)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS John Maxwell says “Leadership is influence…nothing more, nothing less”. Exceptional & sustainable leadership demands a knowledge of influence. Increasing your influence can seem overwhelming; how do we increase it? Your influence increases when you add value to other peoples lives. Leadership & adding value is a choice! There is tremendous …

252 – Solo Episode: What is Leadership?

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWhat is Leadership? The #1 question when it comes to leadership… Leadership is NOT: About position or rank About your title About your personal attributes Management Favorite Leadership Quotes: “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” – Warren Bennis “A leader is a dealer in hope.” – Napoleon Bonaparte …

250 – Solo Episode: “Leaders Remain Calm, Confident, Consistent, & Courageous”

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSHow important is charisma when it comes to leadership? When we think of leadership or ask people to define what makes a great leader, we often gravitate to the high-profile leaders with big egos and larger-than-life personalities. In Nov 2011, Forbes published an article titled “Egomaniacs make the best leaders.” In …

242 – Where Have All The Warrior Leaders Gone?

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSLately, and with increasing frequency, I’ve been asking myself “Where have all of the warrior leaders gone?’ Don’t misconstrue what I mean by “warrior” leader. It’s not about brutal aggression, winning at all costs, or showing no mercy. Instead it’s about a leadership philosophy that fosters aggressive action and intensity of …

239 – Solo Episode: “No Substitue For Sound Judgment & Common Sense”

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSRules can be a good thing. We need them in our society for order, civility, and safety. In the aviation community, pilots literally live and die by them. It’s been said that a pilot’s Flight Manual (rule book) is written in blood; you don’t follow what’s in the rule book, bad …

228 – Solo Episode: “No Egos In The Cockpit”

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS“I don’t care what you think about me or what your perception is of me as a pilot & aircraft commander.  No matter how I’m perceived at any given moment during our flight…never assume anything.  There are no egos in this cockpit – if you see something that doesn’t make sense, …

223 – Developing Your Character

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS Character growth will determine the height of your personal growth. We all are searching for success, but I contend that we begin searching for a life of significance.  In this episode I focus on the importance of growing your character; on spending your time, energy, & resources on personal growth. …