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The Leadership Podcast

The Leadership Podcast

Why do we do this?

We interview great leaders, review the books they read, and speak with highly influential authors who study them.

How we do this?

#1 We interview great leaders.
#2 We review the books great leaders read and write.
#3 We have fun!

Jun 12, 2019

Jim and Jan tackle a topic that comes up quite a bit in leadership - ego. They discuss their definition of ego, and how it affects perception and ability to be a leader. Also discussed is the balance of confidence and humility, and how developing a feedback loop keeps our ego in check.


Key Takeaways

[4:01]  The most...

Jun 5, 2019

Michèle Flournoy is the former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, the seventh-ranking official in the U.S. Department of Defense, and in that role served as a principal advisor to U.S. Secretaries of Defense Robert Gates and Leon Panetta from February 2009 to February 2012. Shew is currently the Co-Founder...

May 29, 2019

Tanya Staples is the VP of Product for Learning Content at Linkedin Learning, and shares what the workforce of the future may look like, the importance of creating a common knowledge base, and best practices for developing a culture of collaborative learning.  


Key Takeaways

[5:01] Tanya witnessed one of her mentors...

May 22, 2019

Greg Smith is a Public Speaking Coach, Business Collaboration Catalyst, and Chairman of the Board at Compco Industries. He talks with Jim and Jan today about how being the mentee of John Maxwell and Tony Robbins changed his life. He also shares what he learned while writing Speak Like a Pro Without Looking Like a...

May 15, 2019

Alden Mills, author of Unstoppable Teams and Be Unstoppable, a three time Navy SEAL platoon commander,, and a INC. 500 entrepreneur, shares why starting a company may be even harder than SEAL training, why corporate cultures are often flawed, and how the best leaders may fail more times than they succeed.