Podcast Episodes

The Responsibility Ethic | Former Olympian Adam Kreek | Episode 125

To develop something new that solves a significant problem and creates real value for customers, you have to take risk proportionate to the potential return. Yet, most people are conditioned to avoid risk. Leading innovation requires a willingness to pursue a goal without knowing exactly how you’ll achieve it. To overcome the fear of failure…

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The Innovator’s Spirit | Former Cree CEO Chuck Swoboda | Episode 124

To develop something new that solves a significant problem and creates real value for customers, you have to take risk proportionate to the potential return. Yet, most people are conditioned to avoid risk. Leading innovation requires a willingness to pursue a goal without knowing exactly how you’ll achieve it. To overcome the fear of failure…

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Being a Positive Influencer During Times of Crisis | Glenn Parker | Episode 123

We are currently in the middle of a global crisis. With the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing without an end in sight it is up to us leaders to ensure that we, our teams, and our organizations are taken care of in order to ensure everyone’s safety. To achieve this, we need to focus on the positive…

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Lead a Lean Organization | Jay Hodge | Episode 122

Lean works, and it will impact every single fiber of your organization’s operational fabric. It will be woven into your quality, productivity, service, customer satisfaction, safety, growth, and financial processes. Lean is not people dependent, it is process dependent, built upon standards and consistency. It exposes waste and promotes value, enabling you to realize capacity…

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Are Your Leaders Wide Awake? | Laura Prisc | Episode 121

Organizations are paying the price in many ways — absenteeism, reduced production and quality levels, complaints, poor morale surveys, and recruiting costs. Leaders need to learn how to get their workforce engaged, get them to offer discretionary effort, and in the process bring extra value to the organization. If they don’t, their company isn’t reaping…

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The Innovation Ultimatum | Steve Brown | Episode 120

Most businesses identify six key digital technologies—artificial intelligence (AI), distributed ledgers and blockchain, the Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous machines, virtual and augmented reality, and 5G communication—as critical to their relevance and growth over the coming ten years. These new disruptive technologies present significant opportunity for businesses in every industry. The first businesses to understand…

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The Power of Masterminds | Ronan Leonard | Episode 119

Napoleon Hill wrote about the power of masterminds in his famous book “Think and Grow Rich.” The idea of a few people coming together to discuss their problems and find solutions has proven to be a power force. Yet so many leaders do not seek to utilize this incredible resource which leaves so much potential…

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Leading with a Twist | Dominique Mas | Episode 118

One day we will all be replaced as leaders with younger talent who is emerging from our wake. However, first we need to find this talent, retain it, and grow it so that it becomes the model which we are looking for. Sometimes it is easy, other times it tough and requires not just leadership…

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Wait, I’m the Boss?!? | The Leadership Guy Peter Economy | Episode 117

It happens to all leaders at some point… They become the boss. Sometimes leaders are prepared for their new role, other times they are not. The most important thing is that leaders understand their position, their level of experience, and take action to continuously improve themselves. Sometimes though, a little help is all that is…

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Your Scrum Playbook | CEO Fabian Schwartz | Episode 116

Agility is taking over the way organizations conduct operations at a rapid pace. However, in order to achieve agility you must understand the fundamentals aspects of it. Scrum is one of the components which enable organizations to achieve agility.  Fabian Schwartz is the CEO at Scrum Colombia, Professor of Agile Project Management, and author of…

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