08 – Andrew Warner: Founder of Mixergy.com

In his early 20s Andrew Warner used credit cards and ingenuity to create a $30+ mil / year (in sales) internet business with his younger brother. He created Mixergy to help ambitious people who love business as much as he does to learn from a mix of experienced mentors. Andrew does that by inviting speakers to live events and online interviews. This …

07 – Jim Kouzes: Best Selling Author & Educator

Jim Kouzes is a bestselling author, an award-winning speaker and, according to the Wall Street Journal, one of the twelve best executive educators in the United States. Jim Kouzes has been thinking about leadership ever since he was one of only a dozen Eagle Scouts to be selected to serve in John F. Kennedy’s honor guard when Kennedy was inaugurated …

06 – David Allen: Consultant & Author of Getting Things Done

David Allen is an author, consultant, international lecturer, founder and chairman of the David Allen Company. He is widely recognized as the world’s leading authority on personal and organizational productivity. His thirty years of pioneering research, coaching and education of some of the world’s highest-performing professionals, corporations and institutions, has earned him Forbes’ recognition as one of the top five …

05 – Gene Kranz: Former NASA Flight Director for Apollo 11 & Apollo 13

Eugene “Gene” Kranz is a trailblazer, an engineer, a best-selling author and an inspiration. The Toledo native and 1951 graduate of Central Catholic High School is perhaps best known for his determination in the face of potential tragedy during the Apollo 13 space mission. The immortal words that characterized the crucial mission on the ground – “Failure is not an …

04 – Major General Perry Smith

Major General Perry M. Smith is an internationally known speaker, TV commentator, and bestselling author. Hundreds of millions of television viewers world-wide have come to know him for his regular appearances in CBS News during the current War in Iraq. He first became well known during the ’91 Persian Gulf War for his many appearances as a military analyst for …

03 – George Bradt of PrimeGenesis

George Bradt is the founder and Managing Director of executive onboarding group PrimeGenesis. He has provided consulting assistance to Elizabeth Arden, Merrill Lynch, MTV, and Miller Brewing. Bradt received an AB from Harvard, and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He served as an executive in sales, marketing, and general management around the world at …

02 – John Lee Dumas of EntrepreneurOnFire

John Lee Dumas is the Founder and Host of EntrepreneurOnFire, a daily podcast that interviews todays most inspiring and successful Entrepreneurs.  EntrepreneurOnFire tells the journey of the spotlighted guest, sharing their early failures, AHA moments, and insight into what is working for them now and why. Every show ends with a 5-question “Lightning Round” that pulls priceless nuggets of information from these incredibly …

01 – Welcome to the Dose of Leadership Podcast!

Hey everyone, my name is Richard Rierson and I want to welcome you to the first episode of The Dose of Leadership Podcast.  Every Tuesday and Thursday I will bring you an interview with today’s most relevant and motivating leaders; leaders that are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, common sense, and most importantly – courageous leadership. Each podcast will …

Dose of Leadership Podcast Launch – Jan 2013!

Coming in January 2013 is the Dose of Leadership Podcast: Hosted by Richard Rierson. The Dose of Leadership Podcast will be your resource for inspiring interviews with relevant and motivating Leaders; those Leadership experts who dedicate their lives to the pursuit of the truth & common sense. The podcast will include leaders from all aspects of life; business leaders, entrepreneurs, …

Teamwork

Nothing of real significant value can be accomplished by a single person.  I love John Maxwell’s assertion that “one is too small a number to achieve greatness.” No matter how hard you try, you will not be able to find one example of genuine achievement that was performed by a lone human being.  There was always a team involved. Leadership …

Courage

When I think of the concept of courage I’m often drawn towards those larger than life, uncommon examples of valor that are held in reverence and awe. For example, Medal of Honor recipient Sgt John Basilone on Guadalcanal repelling 3,000 Japanese for three days and nights without sleep, rest, or food; or Neil Armstrong taking control away from the computer …

The New American Crisis

“These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the …

Comfortable With Chaos

As a father of four daughters (ages 15, 13, 9, & 7), I feel I’m qualified to speak with authority on the concept of living and dealing with chaos. As if having children isn’t challenging enough, we are also the owners of one extremely large German Shepherd, a loving & needy Boxer, two mini Dachshunds, four feral cats, and three …

Know Your Place (Remember D-Day)

Knowing your place as a leader has little, if anything, to do with where you reside in an organizational chart. Instead it has everything to do with fully understanding what you can affect in your current situation as a leader; and consequently putting all of your energy and focus on where you can be the most effective. Recently a seasoned …