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. …

219 – Solo Episode: Dealing With Reality

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSDealing with reality is a requirement of leadership. Authenticity is so critical for successful leadership; but being authentic is not as easy as it seems. A key component of authentic leadership is the maturity to deal with reality head on.  We actually make it harder on ourselves when we don’t deal …

212 – Solo Episode: Self Awareness & Leadership Success

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis is the first Dose of Leadership episode where I don’t interview a guest. This is just a quick episode of my thoughts & observations on the importance of self-awarness when it comes to your personal leadership growth and responsibility. Without self-awareness we can never reach the level of authenticity & …