It’s Not Your Right to Challenge, It’s Your Obligation

The best leadership cultures are those that encourage their workforce to respectfully challenge the status quo. It’s the best way to get the best results, build sustainability, and prevent mistakes. It takes a tremendous amount of intentionality, confidence, & courage to create this environment of freedom. But it is an absolute requirement if you’re going to create cultures of decentralized …

“Staring Down the Wolf” with Former Navy Seal Mark Divine

Mark Divine is a former Navy SEAL officer, entrepreneur, bestselling author, and leadership expert. He graduated as honor-man from his SEAL BUDS class 170 and served nine years on Active Duty and 11 years as a Reserve SEAL before retiring as Commander in 2011. His career as a business entrepreneur includes co-founding the Coronado Brewing Company, launching the internationally known …

Like It or Not, You’re a Role Model

Whether you like it or not, you’re a Role Model!  It’s about “Setting the Example”; a basic leadership fundamental. I usually lead off with this tenant in all of my leadership talks. It’s one of those basic, common sense, leadership principles that when we hear it we say to ourselves, “Of course, I understand that”.   But successful leaders realize …

How to Lead in a Crisis

It’s inevitable that at some point in your life you will face a situation that will require you to remain composed under pressure. Your child is choking, a customer is irate and irrational, a team member is not pulling his weight, you come upon a car accident, you fly your aircraft through a flock of birds on take-off and lose …

Don’t Be Afraid To Make Things Uncomfortable

I wouldn’t describe my career as a professional aviator and Marine Corps Officer as a “comfortable” one. In fact, it was quite the opposite; the experience was at times arduous, challenging, & both physically & mentally challenging. Yet, I look back at my experience with tremendous fondness and pride.  I believe the reason why is because there must be some …

Building a Culture of “Rapid Leadership”

For decades Leaders & Managers have lamented that one of their most frustrating issue is the inability to successfully execute their most important initiatives. The challenge of execution is not a new problem.  In fact, it is probably one of the most documented and enduring problems that organizations face. When we don’t reach our goals we usually attribute the failure to …

A Lesson in Composure, Confidence, Consistency, & Courage with Christina Long (Equity Bank Series)

Christina M. Long brings more than 15 years of communication and design experience to CML Collective. Her background in education, working for the state’s largest public school system, as well as her years reporting for the state’s largest newspaper, The Wichita Eagle, has helped Long develop an expertise in crafting, packaging and delivering messages for a variety of audiences. Dedicated to …

Building a Championship Culture With Dayton Moore (Equity Bank Series)

Dayton Moore, the General Manager for the Kansas City Royals, joins me on Dose of Leadership. He knows a thing or two about how to build winning cultures, leadership and how to be heroic both professionally & personally. Dayton Moore marks his 14th full season with the Kansas City Royals in 2020. A native of Wichita, Kansas, he brought an …

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The Power of Praise & Recognition

A critical piece to the accountability equation is praise and recognition of your high performers. Recognition & praise moves the culture & engagement needle more than anything else. A HBR study in 2014 highlighted the top three drivers of engagement: Consistent communication from senior leadership. An understanding of how stakeholder’s job feeds the strategy. Sincere praise & recognition of high …

Putting Leadership Into Action with Jocko Willink

It can be strongly argued that leadership is the most complex of all human endeavors. While there are books galore out there that provide leadership lessons, there has not existed – until now – a field manual type of leadership book providing direct, situational, pragmatic, and how-to hands-on skills that anyone can instantly put to use. Jocko Willink, #1 New …

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The Power of Culture with Dan Shurtz (Equity Bank Series)

During his entire career, Dan Shurtz has always been driven by his passion to help others accomplish their goals and exceed their own expectations. With over 20 years of experience contributing to and leading organizations in Retail, Real Estate, Marketing & Advertising, and Senior Living, Dan has seen the power that culture has on the success or failure of individuals, …

Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time with Jim McKelvey

Jim McKelvey is a serial entrepreneur, inventor, philanthropist, artist, and author of The Innovation Stack: Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time. He is the co-founder of Square and served as the chairman of its board until 2010, and still serves on the Board of Directors. In 2011, his iconic card reader design was inducted into the Museum of …

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Answering “Life’s Great Question” with Tom Rath

Tom Rath is an author and researcher who has spent the past two decades studying how work can improve human health and well-being. His 10 books have sold more than 10 million copies and made hundreds of appearances on global bestseller lists. Tom has two books slated for publication in 2020, Life’s Great Question: Discover How You Best Contribute to the …