Top 10 New-to-Leadership Mistakes (& How to Avoid Them)

[saf feature=”itunes” cta=”Subscribe to the Podcast in iTunes”]  Corner-Office Confidential: Avoid These Ten Common New-to-Leadership Mistakes Leadership skills are so essential in today’s workforce, but many new leaders lack fundamental skills. Those who are interested in a degree program that caters to new leaders might consider a masters degree in organizational leadership from an accredited university. Accepting a new leadership role is …

Top 20 Leadership & Influence Experts of 2013

I know, there are actually 22 names on this list, but coming up with the Top 20 Leadership & Influence Experts wasn’t easy.  There are so many great leaders to choose from and I couldn’t quite narrow it down to just 20. Looking into the lives of those who have successfully made their way in the world of business can …

23 – Jim Goodrich: WWII Iwo Jima Marine Veteran

I want to tell you about my friend Jim Goodrich.  Jim, who is 86, lives in Enid, OK.  I met him in 1999 while I was stationed at Vance AFB. Jim is an Iwo Jima Marine.  He never knew his mother – she died when he was only two years old. His father was left to raise him; but as …

22 – Russell Bishop: Fortune 500 Consultant; Author of Workarounds That Work

Having started five successful companies and consulted to leadership teams around the world, Russell Bishop has become a recognized expert in personal and organization transformation, helping individuals and companies create unparalleled success. One of the early pioneers in the field of large group personal development, he created Insight Seminars in 1978 where he continues to serve on the Board of …

19 – Ron Edmondson: Church Leader & Planter; Pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church

As pastor at Immanuel Baptist Church, a church leader and the planter of two churches, Ron is passionate about planting churches, but also helping established churches thrive. Ron thrives on assisting pastors and those in ministry think through leadership, strategy and life. His specialty is organizational leadership, so in addition to his role as a pastor,  he consults with church and ministry …

18 – Adam Makos: Best Selling Author of “A Higher Call”

Adam Makos is a journalist, historian, and author of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller, A Higher Call. In his fifteen years of work in the military field, Makos has interviewed countless veterans from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and present-day wars. He has flown a B-17 bomber and a T-38 fighter with the Air Force, and was one of …

17 – Judy Carter: Professional & Humorous Motivational/Keynote Speaker

Judy Carter is an author, speaking coach, and humorist. Her message of using comedy techniques to decrease cubicle stress makes Carter an in-demand speaker for Fortune 500 companies where her keynotes entertain and inspire. Judy’s been featured on over 100 TV shows, nominated for Atlantic City’s Entertainer of the Year, and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York …

16 – David Casullo: President of Bates Communications; Author of Leading the High-Energy Culture

David Casullo’s passion is developing leaders who have the courage and capability to change the world.  He is President of Bates Communications and the author of Leading the High-Energy Culture: What the Best CEOs Do to Create an Atmosphere Where Employees Flourish (McGraw Hill). Within weeks of its release in March 2012, the book became a bestselling book in Human Resources and …

15 – Paul Callan: Creator & Founder of The Callan Course

Paul is a retired US Marine Corps Colonel with nearly 30 years of experience as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Executive VP, and VP of Supply Chain Management. Paul has honed his expertise through dynamic operational experiences including combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan coupled with advanced education at the post-graduate level. He has extensive experience leading teams and organizations, …

14 – Rabbi Simon Jacobson: Educator, Scholar, Author of “Toward a Meaningful Life”

Rabbi Simon Jacobson is the author of the best-selling book Toward a Meaningful Life, a William Morrow publication that has sold over 300,000 copies to date and has been translated into Hebrew, French, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, German, Hungarian, Czech and Croatian. Rabbi Jacobson heads The Meaningful Life Center , which bridges the secular and the spiritual, through a …

13 – Jennifer Kahnweiler: Introverted Leader Expert

Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, Ph.D. is an International Speaker, Executive Coach and Author who specializes in developing and coaching introverted leaders. Her book, The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength (Berrett-Koehler, 2009) has sold over 20,000 copies and has been translated into 6 languages, including Chinese and Spanish. It was also named a top 20 leadership book on Amazon and a “Staff …

12 – Coach Bill Snyder: Head Football Coach for Kansas State University

Precise. Intense. Tireless. Accomplished. Dedicated. Caring. Professional. Kansas State head football coach Bill Snyder is all of these and much more. To understand the full picture of Bill Snyder, it is necessary to acknowledge his values, sincerity and warmth, along with the concern he shows for the people around him – all qualities that solidify his reputation as an innovator in college athletics. …

11 – David Marquet: Former Nuclear Submarine Commander, Author, Speaker

A top graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy, David Marquet led a distinguished career in the U.S. submarine force. He commanded the nuclear-powered fast-attack submarine USS Santa Fe, stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Captain Marquet completely turned around Santa Fe, where the crew went from being “worst to first.” Santa Fe continued to win awards after his departure and promoted a disproportionate number of …