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Leading The Future of Work With Jacob Morgan

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Join futurist, best-selling author, and speaker Jacob Morgan as he explores the leadership, the future of work, and employee experience. Jacob sits down with some of the world's top business leaders and authors to get their perspectives, insights, and ideas on everything from technology and artificial intelligence, employee experience, leadership, careers and jobs, workforce trends, diversity and inclusion, purpose and meaning, the 4th industrial revolution, data and analytics, and a whole lot more! You will also learn the unique strategies and approaches that the top organizations around the world are deploying for their own workforce so that you can deploy them in your career and life. Jacob's work has been endorsed by the CEO's of: Mastercard, Unilever, Sprint, Audi, Yum! Brands, T-Mobile, KPMG, Cisco, Schneider Electric, SAP, Nestle, Best Buy, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the owner of the Golden State Warriors, and many others. If you want to future proof your career and your organization then this is the show for you.
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The Flaws And Failures Of DEI Programs | Dr. Frank Dobbin

Every leader is talking about implementing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), but making it work in the real world is a whole different challenge. In today’s episode, we look at the evolution and controversies surrounding DEI with Dr. Frank Dobbin, Sociology Department Chair at Harvard University and Author of “Getting to Diversity.” We explore starting with JFK’s 1961 order for affirmative action and moving through the impact of the George Floyd protests. We also discuss why corporate DEI programs get both support and backlash, touching on Elon Musk’s call to end DEI and the Supreme Court’s decision on affirmative action. Dr. Dobbin explains how DEI efforts democratize access to scarce resources like mentoring, and why it’s tough to balance the need for diverse teams with the goal of top performance. He critiques current DEI practices, highlighting why many traditional training programs fail and the importance of structural changes and inclusive recruitment.   ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
7/22/202451 minutes, 58 seconds
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Sparks: I Just Got Promoted, Now What? How to Lead with Vulnerability in a New Role

How should you address your team after a promotion? While acknowledging your inexperience or newness to the role can create a sense of authenticity and approachability, it is crucial to also demonstrate your commitment to growth and competence. In today’s Leadership Spark, I’ll show you how you can achieve this by outlining specific actions you are taking to improve your leadership skills, such as seeking mentorship, working with an executive coach, reading leadership books, and being open to feedback. You’ll learn how to build trust and psychological safety within the team and reassure team members of your capability and dedication to being an effective leader.   ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
7/19/20248 minutes, 15 seconds
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How to Motivate Employees to Work Hard with Tommy Mello, Founder of A1 Garage Doors

Tommy Mello is the founder of A1 Garage Doors, a $200 million home service business that is growing rapidly. In today’s episode he shares some of his early leadership mistakes and how building a strong team and getting the right mentors transformed his company. Tommy highlights how leaders can inspire hard work by aligning employee goals with the company’s vision. He shares his tough-love leadership approach while explaining the importance of caring about employees’ lives outside of work.   ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
7/15/202446 minutes, 24 seconds
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Sparks: 10 Things Leaders Should STOP Doing At Work

Are you aware of the bad habits holding back your leadership? Many leaders focus on what they should start or keep doing to lead better, but they often overlook the bad habits they need to stop. Marshall Goldsmith, the world’s #1 Executive and CEO Coach, has pinpointed harmful behaviors that can sabotage your leadership’s effectiveness and your overall success. These habits can damage relationships and hold your team back, and many leaders don’t even realize the harm they’re causing. In today’s Leadership Spark, we’ll dive into the 10 things leaders should stop doing and why these behaviors are so damaging. You’ll also learn practical tips on how to break these bad habits. ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
7/12/202411 minutes, 24 seconds
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How To Balance Psychological Safety With Accountability in the Workplace

You’ve probably heard of the adage that too much of a good thing can actually be bad. It turns out, even something as beneficial as psychological safety in the workplace might have its drawbacks. In this episode, Dr. Peter Cappelli, Management Professor and Director of the Center for Human Resources at the Wharton School of Business, reveals surprising research findings about the potential downsides of positive psychology, like how it can hurt performance, especially in non-creative jobs. We also discuss how to balance fostering creativity with maintaining accountability, tools to measure psychological safety, and historical insights like Douglas McGregor’s Theory X and Theory Y. You’ll learn how to improve your team’s performance while keeping them engaged and accountable.   ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
7/8/202448 minutes, 12 seconds
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Sparks: Don’t be an NPC! Here’s How to be a Main Character in the Workplace

In gaming, some characters are just there for show, but the main character has the adventure. Turns out, most employees are like those non-playable characters (NPCs) blending into the background, unnoticed and unengaged. How can you stand out and truly make an impact? In today’s Leadership Spark, we’ll explore how you can take charge of your career. Show up, lead with vulnerability, build relationships, and speak up — these strategies will help you shift from being an unnoticed background player into a main character who actively shapes and influences their workplace. Tune in now and step into a role that lets you lead, grow, and make a real difference.   ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
7/5/20248 minutes, 38 seconds
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CEO of Forbes On How to Transform A Company | Mike Federle

Transforming a traditional organization into a digital powerhouse isn't easy, but Forbes CEO Mike Federle has done just that. In this episode, we explore how he transformed Forbes from a print magazine into a global digital giant with 140 million users. You'll learn how Mike led Forbes through the tech evolution, revamping their newsroom model, building a contributor network, and embracing native advertising. Mike shares what allowed them to thrive while many competitors disappeared. We also tackle the challenges of balancing politics with media objectivity and how legacy media is surviving the modern competition against content creators. Mike compares how leadership changed through the years, and how the US remains a beacon of opportunity and leadership globally. We also discuss why leaders need to communicate capitalism's value to younger generations, and Mike shares his Word of the Year for 2024.   ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
7/1/202442 minutes, 36 seconds
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Sparks: 7 Leadership Stereotypes You Should Kill

Ever been told leaders should never apologize or show emotion? Or perhaps that they must always be the smartest in the room? Well, it’s time to challenge these norms. In today’s Leadership Spark, I’m dissecting the seven outdated leadership stereotypes that might be silently sabotaging your career. You’ll discover why saying sorry could be your leadership superpower, the benefits of showing your human side at work, and how stepping back can push your team forward. We’ll explore why embracing vulnerability and admitting mistakes can actually strengthen your leadership and enhance your team’s trust and performance.   ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
6/28/202416 minutes, 9 seconds
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How Leaders Can Be Strategic Thinkers, With Grandmaster Maurice Ashley

Chess Grandmasters are like master strategists, meticulously planning every move. In this episode, Maurice Ashley, the first African-American Chess Grandmaster, shares how the principles of elite-level chess can transform your business and leadership strategies. Learn how to cultivate the mental endurance and focus necessary for success, and why embracing the mindset of an “advanced beginner” can lead to continuous improvement. Maurice also discusses the dangers of overconfidence, the importance of humility, and how strategic risk-taking can pay off. Tune in to uncover the secrets of thinking like a Grandmaster and applying these insights to achieve success in your professional life. ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
6/24/202450 minutes, 8 seconds
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Sparks: How to Talk About Mistakes at Work

You’ve been handed an important project at work, but something goes wrong, and now you have to face your boss to explain what happened. This scenario happens too often at work, leaving many wondering how to handle it without damaging their reputation. In this episode, we explore the right way to talk about mistakes at work, a crucial skill for career growth. You will learn how to effectively communicate errors, gain their leader’s respect, and turn mistakes into opportunities for professional development. By understanding the importance of leading with vulnerability and demonstrating accountability, you’ll be better equipped to handle setbacks and advance in your career. ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
6/21/20245 minutes, 33 seconds
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How to Balance Workforce Trends With Employee Expectations and Why Leadership Development Programs Fail

The pandemic has accelerated the shift from lifelong employment to demands for purpose, safety, and inclusion, creating new challenges for organizations. In this episode, Rachel Cooke, former HR Director at American Express and host of the Modern Mentor podcast, highlights significant workforce trends and evolving employee expectations. She tells personal stories, like her friend who commutes an hour each way only to sit in a phone booth for Zoom calls, illustrating the absurdities of some hybrid work policies. Rachel critiques California’s Assembly Bill 2751, arguing it tackles the wrong issues of burnout and emphasizes the need for genuine DEI practices beyond quotas. She also explores why many leadership development programs fail, pointing to organizational dysfunction and lack of practical application, and shares strategies for creating more effective training. This episode is packed with insights for leaders looking to boost team performance and adapt to modern workforce demands. ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
6/17/202443 minutes, 55 seconds
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Sparks: Should You Fear Your Leaders...A Little?

Did you know a little fear in leadership can be beneficial? In today’s Leadership Spark, we’ll explore the controversial yet intriguing role of fear in effective leadership. We’ll also talk about the distinctions between healthy and unhealthy fear, how it ensures accountability and helps maintain high performance standards, and practical examples from daily life and notable leaders like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs, whose success may partly involve being slightly feared. This discussion will help you understand how a balanced approach to fear can enhance authority, motivate high-quality work, and drive continuous self-improvement.   ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
6/14/20247 minutes, 55 seconds
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Randy Parker On The Realities of Leadership, Sacrifice, & Hard Work

Randy Parker is the CEO of Hyundai Motor America and in today’s episode we go over what it takes to get into a senior leadership role and dispel some of the myths of leadership without sugarcoating! We'll talk about how to get your people to follow you as a leader, the importance of coaching and mentoring as well as hard work and determination, and some key performance indicators (KPIs) that can help leaders evaluate their effectiveness. We will also explore how leaders should be thinking about the future to stay ahead in a rapidly changing world.   ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
6/10/202447 minutes, 1 second
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Sparks: 140 CEOs Say These Are The Top 9 Skills and Mindsets That Leaders Need To Master

Do you want to know what separates the most successful leaders from the rest? In today’s Leadership Spark, I unpack the secret sauce behind the world’s most successful leaders drawing on my interviews with best-selling authors and distinguished leadership experts. We will explore the top mindsets and skills leaders must have to need to have that mark a truly effective leader, with a peek into how big players at companies like Oracle, Unilever, and MasterCard handle the blend of global mindset, servant leadership, and technology in their roles. After listening to this episode, you’ll learn how to tweak your leadership style and make a bigger impact on your team and organization. ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
6/7/20248 minutes, 12 seconds
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Cass Sunstein on The Role of Luck and Science Behind Leadership Success

Leadership isn’t just about giving orders or having the most persuasive ideas. Fostering an environment where every voice is heard and valued is just as important in their role. Cass Sunstein, Harvard Law School Professor and former senior advisor in the Obama administration, points out why leaders who talk less often lead more effectively. In this engaging episode, Cass shares transformative experiences from the White House, where silent observation led to breakthrough decisions. He explains how leaders can stifle innovation and decision-making by speaking too soon and why embracing a listening-first approach can unlock a team’s full potential. Tune in to learn how stepping back as a leader can propel your team forward and why sometimes, the best action you can take is to simply listen.   ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
6/3/202449 minutes, 10 seconds
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Sparks: FLIPS: Five BEST Strategies for Difficult Conversations at Work

Ever had to navigate a tough talk at work? Whether it’s about performance issues or current events, we all face challenging conversations. It turns out that mishandling these conversations can lead to more workplace stress and unresolved problems. But what if there’s a smarter way to handle them? In today’s Leadership Spark episode, we’ll break down the FLIPS method so you can start tackling tough talks with confidence. This strategy can turn dreaded discussions into opportunities for improvement and connection. ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
5/31/202411 minutes, 47 seconds
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Mike Michalowicz on What It Means to be an All-In Leader and Build Unstoppable Teams

Known for bestsellers like Profit First and The Pumpkin Plan, Mike Michalowicz is now transforming teams from good to great. In this episode, he dives into why rethinking money as a motivator can change your team’s focus from just getting paid to truly engaging and excelling. Mike also unpacks the dynamics between A, B, and C players and shows how tapping into this can supercharge team performance. He highlights the power of building trust and community at work, where shared experiences and the right kind of conflict can make team bonds stronger. Plus, he breaks down the FAST Model—Fit, Ability, Safety, and Ownership—sharing practical tips on how to use these elements to shake up your leadership style.Tune in to discover how these innovative approaches can help you create a team that’s truly unstoppable. ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
5/27/202444 minutes, 32 seconds
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Sparks: Skills Are More Valuable Than Jobs

Most of us have been taught to think of our careers as a ladder, moving from one job to the next. However, this traditional mindset is setting us up for failure. Nowadays, relying solely on job titles and roles is risky, as companies now prioritize skills like adaptability, communication, tech-savviness, and emotional intelligence. In today’s Leadership Spark, I explain why you need to reframe your career and share practical advice on identifying and leveraging your skills for career success. ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
5/24/20245 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Power of Effective One-on-One Meetings with Steven Rogelberg

Think one-on-one meetings are just routine check-ins? When done right, meetings can be a game-changer for leaders and their teams driving employee engagement and retention. Steven Rogelberg, Professor of Organizational Science, Management, and Psychology at the University of North Carolina Charlotte, and author of “Glad We Met: The Art and Science of 1:1 Meetings” shares his insights on transforming leadership through one-on-one meetings. In today’s episode, Steve dives into the impact of one-on-one meetings on employee engagement and turnover. Steven explains the need for regular, predictable meetings and creating a psychologically safe environment. He also shares strategies like balancing short-term and long-term goals, avoiding micromanagement, asking probing questions, and setting a clear but flexible agenda. ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
5/20/202443 minutes, 29 seconds
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How 140 Top CEOs Define Leadership & Who Is A Leader

What does leadership mean to you? In my journey interviewing 140 CEOs and surveying 14,000 employees for my best-selling book, "The Future Leader," I discovered that everyone has a slightly different view of what leadership entails. This diversity in understanding can lead to confusion and inconsistency in leadership styles within the same organization, sometimes causing conflict and dissatisfaction. What if we could all start from a common definition and customize from there? In today’s leadership spark, I offer a definition of leadership developed from patterns observed across numerous top executives. I discuss how adopting a clear definition of leadership can align your team's efforts and enhance overall performance.   ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
5/17/20245 minutes, 12 seconds
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Top Innovation Expert On How Real-Time Data and AI Will Revolutionize Business | Vijay Govindarajan

AI has reshaped the business world in the last 24 months, compelling industries to rethink how they operate. Dartmouth professor Vijay Govindarajan dives into this topic, discussing how to use AI and real-time data strategically. In this episode, he introduces "Fusion Strategy," which integrates digital technology with traditional business processes. We explore the role of data graphs, used by giants like Google and Amazon, to track and leverage consumer data and how companies must evolve to stay competitive in this digital landscape. Vijay specifically focused on innovation in 4 key innovation areas: Brilliant Machines, Remarkable Results, Smart Systems, and Custom Solutions. If you’re looking to grasp the future of business and the necessary leadership skills to navigate it, this is an episode you wouldn’t want to miss.   ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
5/13/202448 minutes, 25 seconds
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Sparks: Perks are Not A Strategy: What Really Attracts and Retains Top Talent?

Why does throwing perks at employees not create lasting engagement? In today’s workplace, many companies try to woo and retain top talent with attractive perks like free food, unlimited vacation, and even on-site massages. However, the core problem is that perks do not address the fundamental aspects of job satisfaction and organizational commitment. What should companies focus on instead to foster a genuinely engaged workforce? In today’s leadership spark, I talk about why perks are not a sustainable strategy and explore the deeper, more effective approach of focusing on employee experience.   ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
5/10/20245 minutes, 31 seconds
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World’s #1 Productivity Expert Ali Abdaal Shares Secrets on How To Optimize Your Time & Stay Motivated At Work

Ali Abdaal is a former doctor turned productivity expert after he started posting videos online about how to study for medical exams. Today his Youtube channel has around 5.5 million subscribers and people from around the world tune in to hear his productivity tips. Today Ali is going to share how to identify productivity bottlenecks and ways to solve them, why intrinsic motivators are more powerful than extrinsic ones, the importance of NICE goals, and how to make work more enjoyable so that you can stay productive.   ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
5/6/202450 minutes, 20 seconds
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Sparks: Five Simple Yet Effective Strategies to Get Your First Leadership Role And KEEP It

Most people want to get into a leadership role, yet few are actually able to do it. What’s the secret to success? I’ve interviewed and worked with thousands of leaders over the years and there 5 simple yet effective strategies that the world’s top leaders use to get ahead. In today’s leadership spark, I’ll break down what these strategies are including: taking initiative by tackling tough jobs, showing vulnerability to build trust, excelling at your current duties, shifting your focus on tasks to supporting your team, and being mindful of your self-image. Mastering these tips will help you stand out as a leader and move up in your career. ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
5/3/202415 minutes, 27 seconds
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#1 Performance Psychologist Dr. Michael Gervais Unveils the Science Behind High Performance and Unlocking Your Potential

Every leader aims to maximize their potential and that of their teams, but mastering the complexities of human psychology is a formidable challenge. Dr. Michael Gervais is considered by many to be the world’s #1 performance psychologist focused on unlocking potential during high-pressure environments. From working with three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh and daredevil spaceman Felix Baumgartner who jumped from 120,000 feet, his techniques have proven effective across a spectrum of disciplines. In today’s episode we talk about why fearing others’ opinions can keep you from reaching your full potential, the dangers of tying your self-worth to performance metrics, and I’ll also share the things that make leaders feel most vulnerable at work and why.   ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
4/29/202448 minutes, 58 seconds
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Sparks: Why Working From Home Hurts Your Career Growth More Than You Know

In today’s fast-paced work environment, the question of where to work from—home or office—can significantly impact your career trajectory. While remote work offers comfort and flexibility, spending time in the office could be your secret weapon for career advancement. In this episode of Leadership Spark, let’s talk about why office presence is crucial for those aiming for leadership roles and substantial career growth.  Based on insights from my recent conversations with business leaders and polls I conducted on LinkedIn, we explore the differences between mere productivity and true innovation and how being physically present in the office can enhance your visibility, foster meaningful connections, and open up leadership opportunities. ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
4/26/20247 minutes, 50 seconds
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Leadership+ EXCLUSIVE: Former CEO of United Airlines Oscar Munoz Shares His Strategic Blueprint For How To Turnaround A Struggling Company, Team, Or Person

It’s one thing to talk about turning around a company, a team, or a person, but how do you actually do it? Oscar Munoz is the former CEO and Chairman of United Airlines and is responsible for one of the greatest turnarounds in airline history! In this episode he gets into the details and strategies he used to achieve success during his tenure. ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
4/24/202418 minutes, 29 seconds
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Former CEO of United Airlines Oscar Munoz on What Nobody Tells You About Leadership & Turning Around A Company In Crisis

When Oscar Munoz took over as the CEO of United Airlines, the company was in complete chaos. There were issues with unions, the financials weren’t looking good, customer complaints were damaging the brand reputation, and the company had gone through 8 CEOs in 10 years! During his time as CEO he managed to turn things around, securing employee and customer loyalty and putting the airline back on track. In this episode we talk about what he did to make that turnaround  happen including: going on a company-wide listening tour, involving employees in the decision-making process and getting rid of leaders who didn’t align with company values. He’ll also share the terrifying story of his heart attack and how a flight attendant’s breakdown made him realize that things weren’t working.   ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
4/22/202450 minutes, 24 seconds
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Sparks: The Dangers of Having Too Much Empathy at Work

Believe it or not you can have TOO MUCH EMPATHY. I know, it sounds strange to think about but after listening to today’s podcast you’ll see why. Even though your empathy is well-intentioned, doing it excessively can blur personal and professional boundaries. This can only make tough decisions harder and lead to personal burnout. It begins by differentiating between empathy and sympathy and then dives into the dangers of over-empathizing. I’ll also tackle the solution: practicing empathetic concern without absorbing others’ emotions and distributing empathy across your team to create a healthier, more sustainable work culture. ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
4/19/20248 minutes, 55 seconds
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Waze Co-Founder Uri Levine Shares Secrets on Building Innovative Teams and Turning Simple Ideas to Billion-Dollar Enterprises

Every leader is trying to driving innovation inside of their organizations, but that’s easier said than done. Uri Levine is the co-founder of Waze, which sold to Google for $1.1 billion. He’s also the first board member and investor of Moovit (Waze but public transportation) which Intel acquired for $4 billion! It’s safe to say that Uri knows a thing or two about innovation and building great products and companies. In today’s episode we will explore why it took Waze 4 years to reach “good enough” product market fit, why it’s more important to fall in love with a problem instead of a solution, how to manage the impact of fear on corporate innovation, how to apply an entrepreneur mindset inside of your company, and why firing is so crucial to business success.   ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
4/15/202445 minutes, 15 seconds
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Sparks: The Strategies One Man Used To Save IBM From the Brink of Collapse

You’ve heard of IBM, but did you know that it was once on the verge of bankruptcy? One man, a cookie salesman, was able to turn the company around and keep it from collapsing. In today’s leadership spark, we’ll explore the remarkable turnaround of IBM in the 1990s under the leadership of Lou Gerstner, Former CEO of IBM. Lou, an outsider with a background in consumer goods and financial services, took the helm and transformed the company. He restructured IBM, shifting its focus from hardware to services and software, and revitalized its corporate culture, steering it from near bankruptcy to becoming a global leader in technology services. This story is a powerful example of how visionary leadership and strategic decision-making can navigate a company through trying times and lead it to success.   ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
4/12/202426 minutes, 3 seconds
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Is Work Ethic In Decline? Debate With Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur Magazine, Jason Feifer

Do you feel like people don’t want to work anymore? In today’s episode Jason and I have a friendly spar on what’s going on with today’s workforce and if the our work ethic is in collective decline. We also explore how social media trends are shaping the workforce, the importance of focusing on career growth, and four phases of change that we all go through: panic, adaptation, accepting a new normal, and a reluctance to go back to the status quo. Jason is the Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur Magazine and author of “Build for Tomorrow: An Action Plan for Embracing Change, Adapting Fast, and Future-Proofing Your Career.”   ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
4/8/20241 hour, 49 seconds
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Sparks: The Top 3 Reasons Your Employees Leave That Have Nothing To Do With Salary

Have you ever wondered why good employees leave, even when they’re well-paid? It’s a puzzle many leaders face. In today’s leadership spark, we’ll dive into the three key factors that drive employees away, beyond salary: lack of growth opportunities, poor relationships with their leaders, and inadequate work-life integration. It’s important to address these issues within our organizations, and leaders should provide clear paths for growth, foster positive relationships with their teams, and establish guidelines for work-life balance. At the same time, it’s also the employees’ responsibility to seek growth opportunities and set boundaries for work-life integration.   ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
4/5/202411 minutes, 27 seconds
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World’s #1 Communication Expert: How To Be A Super Communicator & The Three Types Of Conversations To Improve Your Decision-Making | Charles Duhigg

What’s the secret behind the communication strategies of successful leaders? Unlocking your ability to recognize different conversation styles, will leave you best equipped to face challenges ahead. Today I am joined by Charles Duhigg, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and bestselling author of “The Power of Habit” and “Smarter Faster Better,” who dives into the intricate world of effective communication through his latest work, “Super Communicators: How to Unlock the Secret Language of Connection.” In this episode, Charles will reveal how leaders can become super communicators through understanding the different types of conversations—practical, emotional, and social—and the dynamic interplay between them. You will learn to navigate these conversational types with agility, enabling you to foster deeper connections, enhance your decision-making, and cultivate a culture of empathy and understanding within your teams. ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
4/1/202445 minutes, 23 seconds
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Sparks: Four Key Strategies to Build Trust at Work

Are you struggling to build trust within your team? Trust is crucial for effective teamwork. In today’s leadership spark, I explore four key strategies to enhance trust, drawing insights from expert CEOs, researchers, and psychologists. I’ll explore the power of vulnerability in trust, sharing your own challenges, acknowledging emotions, and the importance of demonstrating competence.   ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
3/29/20248 minutes, 4 seconds
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VISIONARY CEO Behind 7-Eleven, Blockbuster, and Wild Oats: James Keyes Unpacks the Secrets of Success, Sacrifice, and the Evolving Work Ethic

Why did Blockbuster really go bankrupt and what did Google have to do with it? Today I'm joined by James Keyes who is the visionary CEO behind three mega successful companies: 7-Eleven, Blockbuster, and Wild Oats. He's also the author of "Education Is Freedom: The Future Is In Your Hands." Today we're exploring how Jim increased the shareholder value at 7-Eleven by 10x, the challenges of navigating Blockbuster through the 2008 financial crisis and the rise of streaming platforms, and why Jim's philosophy of "Change Equals Opportunity" has yielded so much success. Discover the critical role of effective communication, how to genuinely engage with your team, and the secrets to cultivating a culture of relentless positivity and innovation. James Keyes lays bare the foundational pillars of leadership that not only build empires but also foster the growth of those who make them.   ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
3/25/202455 minutes, 59 seconds
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Sparks: Four Powerful Strategies to Overcome Imposter Syndrome

Do you ever question your own abilities and feel like a fraud, despite your achievements? You're in the company of many, including top executives, who grapple with imposter syndrome. In today's leadership spark, we delve into four effective strategies to conquer this challenge: bolster your confidence by supporting actions with data and stories, use the syndrome as a motivator to enhance interpersonal skills, leverage the Dunning-Kruger effect to acknowledge your true capabilities, and engage in positive self-talk and self-compassion to reshape your internal dialogue. These techniques are pivotal in recognizing your worth and transforming impostor syndrome into a powerful tool for personal growth and empowerment.   ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
3/22/202411 minutes, 59 seconds
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Guy Kawasaki On How to Develop a Leadership Mindset With The Three G’s: Growth, Grit & Grace

Is your leadership journey marked by ongoing growth and self-improvement? Embracing continuous learning signifies your path towards becoming an even more impactful leader than you were the day before. Today I am joined by Guy Kawasaki, the Chief Evangelist at Canva and former evangelist at Apple where he worked with Steve Jobs to market the Macintosh. He’s also the author of “Think Remarkable” where he reveals the three foundational pillars of successful leadership: Growth, Grit, and Grace. Discover how these concepts can revolutionize your leadership style, helping you to face challenges with resilience, pursue continuous self-improvement, and extend your success to elevate those around you. Leaders will gain practical strategies for anyone looking to make a lasting impact in their field.   ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
3/18/202450 minutes, 41 seconds
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Sparks: How To Speak So That Other People Will Listen: 8 Tips for Persuasive Communication & Impactful Speaking

How do you make sure your voice stands out in any setting? Being a great communicator is a core leadership skill yet it’s also one that many people struggle with. In today’s episode I’m going to go over 8 strategies you can use to make sure that your message gets across regardless of who you are speaking with. I’ll go over everything from mastering the pace of your speech to engaging your audience with compelling stories. Whether you’re addressing a large audience or a small group, these strategies will help you speak confidently and persuasively and help you excel in your leadership career.   ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
3/15/202414 minutes, 51 seconds
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Want Better Ideas? Get People BACK Into The Office! Stanford GSB Professor Jonathan Levav From The If/Then Podcast

Today’s episode is actually courtesy of the Stanford Graduate School of Business that just released a new podcast called If/Then. This is an episode from that program and it features professor Jonathan Levav exploring hybrid work vs in-person work and what approach generates the best ideas. Leaders will learn about the tradeoffs managers must consider when determining workplace modalities and what the best practices are for adapting processes and connections to a distributed environment. Tune in to learn strategies for maximizing innovation and engagement as you navigate the future of work.   ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
3/11/202434 minutes, 16 seconds
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Sparks: 5 Essential Secrets to Conquering Work Stress

Overwhelmed by work stress and unsure how to tackle it? You’re not alone. This common challenge can lead to anxiety and panic attacks, with unchecked stress wreaking havoc on both our mental and physical health. It can diminish our productivity and overall happiness. Today’s leadership spark is here to help, offering 5 powerful strategies to fight back: meditation for mental clarity, healthy habits for physical strength, self-compassion for stress management, and hobbies for relaxation. Identifying whether stress stems from a temporary challenge or a toxic environment is crucial—and sometimes, the healthiest choice is to walk away. Let’s dive in and transform how we handle work stress.   ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
3/8/202414 minutes, 40 seconds
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Chess MASTER Unveils Game-Changing Strategies for Strategic Thinking and Winning in the Workplace | Danny Rensch

How can the strategic principles of chess be applied in a professional environment? By developing similar critical thinking skills, leaders will be prepared to address challenges with nuanced and anticipatory responses, strategizing five steps ahead in true chess fashion. Today I am joined by Danny Rensch, Chief Chess Officer of Chess.com and international chess master, as we explore how the game’s principles can be translated into effective business strategies. Listeners will gain tips on innovation, team building, and the importance of self-reflection, drawing parallels between mastering chess and excelling in leadership roles.   Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
3/4/202449 minutes, 6 seconds
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Sparks: 5 Game-Changing Tactics To Succeed At Work

Feeling stuck in your quest for career advancement despite your ambition and hard work? It’s a common challenge in today’s fast-paced workplace. Simply putting in extra hours and taking on more tasks often doesn’t lead to the desired recognition or progression. The key lies in adopting smart, strategic approaches. After having hundreds of conversations with CEOs, I’ve distilled powerful strategies that go beyond ordinary advice. These tested and proven methods are designed to make a tangible difference in your career trajectory. In today’s leadership spark, I’ll be sharing the guide to navigating the complexities of the modern workplace with confidence and achieving the success you’ve been striving for.   ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
3/1/202414 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Passion Expert: How To Use Intrinsic Motivation & The Four Pillars of Purpose To Become A Better Leader | John Miles

Do you know how to handle toxic influences in your workplace? Conflict can oftentimes be resolved with compassion rather than defensiveness. Today I am joined by John Miles, best-selling author of “Passion Struck” and host of the Passion Struck Podcast. In this episode John will be sharing frameworks and strategies for cultivating purpose and potential in yourself and your teams through mindful shifts in mindsets and leadership approaches. You will learn how to harness purpose-driven living, applied to your career development. The model centers around four pillars - mindset shifts, behavior shifts, deliberate action, and intrinsic motivation.   ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
2/26/202446 minutes, 43 seconds
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Sparks: Tom Peters On How Leaders Should Want to be Remembered & Leave a Lasting Legacy

Leadership isn’t just about success; it’s about impact. Jack Welch’s financial-driven approach and Elon Musk’s struggles with interpersonal relations showcase the pitfalls of traditional leadership. Tom Peters, best-selling author Thinkers50 inductee into the hall of fame, argues for a shift towards nurturing growth and fostering a positive work culture. In this leadership spark, Tom talks about the difference between being remembered for what you did at work and who you were as a person.   ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
2/23/202433 minutes, 53 seconds
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How To Overcome Your Fear and Ego & Turn Failure into Success: The Science of Failing Well | Dr. Amy Edmondson Author of “Right Kind of Wrong”

Failure is a powerful teacher, and nobody knows this better than Dr. Amy Edmondson, our guest in today’s discussion. A Harvard Professor and the author behind influential works like “The Fearless Organization” and “Right Kind of Wrong” Dr. Edmondson discusses how to create a culture that not only tolerates failure but learns from it. She outlines the critical distinctions between basic, complex, and intelligent failures, stressing that the real learning comes from the latter. This episode offers leaders a roadmap to build trust among their teams, encourage the sharing of missteps, and adopt a mindset of psychological safety and intelligent risk-taking.   ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
2/19/202445 minutes
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Sparks: How to Speak Up, Make TOUGH Choices At Work, & Not Be A Victim | Ray Dalio, Founder, Bridgewater, World’s Top Hedge Fund

In a cancel culture world, how do you speak up and share what you’re thinking? Leaders are often scared to share their opinions, worried about losing their job, status, or credibility. In today’s leadership spark, Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates, one of the world’s largest hedge funds, addresses these challenges. He talks about the importance of being true to yourself and making hard choices, even when it’s difficult. Ray shares his own story of starting from little and working his way up, showing that facing challenges is key to growing personally and professionally. Today’s episode is all about getting rid of the victimhood mentality and taking ownership over your own path. ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
2/16/202428 minutes, 4 seconds
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Good Vs. Bad Friction: How To Use Organizational Friction To Simplify Leadership Processes & Boost Performance | Bob Sutton

No matter the organization, friction is inevitable...but the key is knowing how to navigate and harness it for better leadership. In today’s discussion I sit down with Bob Sutton, Stanford professor, organizational psychologist and best selling author of books including “The No A$$hole Rule” and “The Friction Project” as he dives into the world of ‘friction-fixer’ leadership. Drawing from his extensive research, Sutton shares how to distinguish between beneficial and detrimental friction, explore the tools of ‘friction forensics,’ and implement strategies that can streamline processes, enhance performance, and reduce burnout. Join us for a captivating discussion that equips leaders with actionable tactics to conquer challenges and embrace positive change. ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
2/12/202445 minutes, 11 seconds
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Sparks: NASA’s Approach To Leadership for Critical Missions and Projects | Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA’s Science Mission Directorate Associate Administrator (2016-2022)

In high-stakes environments like NASA, the margin for error is incredibly slim. Even minor mistakes can lead to substantial setbacks and costs, which is why Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA’s Former Science Mission Directorate Associate Administrator, emphasizes the critical need for precision and careful management in space exploration. In today’s leadership spark, I chat with Thomas to discuss how NASA approaches making critical decisions, having a culture of open communication, and learning from mistakes. These have all been vital elements of leadership during projects like the Hubble and James Webb Space Telescopes. ________________ This episode is sponsored by Workleap Workleap Officevibe is a set of simple engagement, recognition and performance management tools. A game-changing product that enable businesses to team up HR leaders with their managers to instantly act on engagement insights, fuel meaningful peer recognition, and even drive continuous performance management. Visit Workleap.com/Officevibe to know more. ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
2/9/202426 minutes, 35 seconds
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How To Balance Structure With Innovation In A Fully Remote Company  | Workleap Co-Founder & CEO Simon de Baene

Running a fully remote company while making sure you can deliver on short-term goals and long-term innovation is not an easy thing to do! In today’s discussion I sit down with Workleap Co-founder and CEO Simon De Baene who shares hard-earned lessons in leadership from 18 years of building a successful company. He dives into frameworks for maintaining innovation as the company grows, and the importance of delegating without losing control. Simon also offers a candid look at both his strengths and weaknesses as a leader. You will learn the value of authenticity and humility at the top, as well as how to improve at having difficult conversations around accountability. ________________ This episode is sponsored by Workleap Workleap Officevibe is a set of simple engagement, recognition and performance management tools. A game-changing product that enable businesses to team up HR leaders with their managers to instantly act on engagement insights, fuel meaningful peer recognition, and even drive continuous performance management. Visit Workleap.com/Officevibe to know more. ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
2/5/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 21 seconds
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Sparks: How to Overcome Self Doubt and Maximize Your Leadership Potential | Chano Fernandez, Former Co-CEO at Workday

Have you ever felt like you don’t deserve to be where you are or that you aren’t good enough? Imposter syndrome is something that most people in the world will experience at some point in their lives and, believe it or not, many aspiring leaders often doubt their abilities and suitability for higher roles, especially when they come from backgrounds that don’t typically align with those positions. In today’s Leadership Spark, Chano Fernandez, Former Co-CEO at Workday, shares the importance of overcoming self-doubt and embracing opportunities, even when they seem out of reach. Chano also touches on leadership challenges, including the loneliness that can accompany senior executive roles, the significance of maintaining a positive attitude, and the value of connecting with employees through shared experiences. His story serves as a testament to overcoming self-doubt and reaching your maximum potential. ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
2/2/202428 minutes, 59 seconds
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How Luck Shapes Your Success & The Role Of Meritocracy | Brian Klaas, Best-Selling Author of “Fluke”

Are you lucky or are you good? The smallest and seemingly most random decisions you make in your life can have a profound impact on your career success. Does this mean that we shouldn’t try to be the best at what we do? In today’s discussion I speak with Dr. Brian Klaas, a professor at the University of College London and best-selling author of “Fluke: Chance, Chaos, and Why Everything We Do Matters.” In this episode, Klaas offers counterintuitive advice for embracing uncertainty and experimentation over excessive optimism and control. You’ll learn how chaos theory impacts your life, if you can create your own luck, if change is driven by trends or leaders, and how meritocracy battles with luck for making the greatest impact in what you do. ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
1/29/202446 minutes, 1 second
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Sparks: How Emotional Awareness Can Help You Thrive Under Pressure | Rick Hanson, Senior Fellow at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center

Imagine if you could feel calm and in control even during your most stressful moments at work. What if small shifts in how you process emotions allowed you to make better decisions and strengthen important relationships? NYT Best selling author and Psychologist Rick Hanson reveals how understanding your feelings through vulnerability is the overlooked key to resilience. Discover the science behind stress and anxiety, and learn why emotional awareness enhances well-being and performance under pressure. ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
1/26/202433 minutes, 43 seconds
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CEO of Sweetgreen On Technology Vs Humanity & People Vs Profits | Jonathan Neman

Is AI going to take your job? Yes! But is that really a bad thing and what does it mean for the future of work? Sweetgreen is an American fast-casual food chain with more than 220 locations and 6,000 employees. They are actively implementing technology in their restaurants to make the food, but are they losing people as a result? Jonathan Neman is the Co-Founder & CEO of Sweetgreen and in today’s episode we’re talking about balancing humanity with technology and people with profits. After today’s episode, you’ll walk away with strategies for thoughtfully integrating new technologies, prioritizing employee well-being and finding “win-win” solutions that benefit all parties. ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
1/22/202443 minutes, 56 seconds
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Sparks: Co-Founder of AOL Steve Case Shares How He Makes Decisions & Executes On Ideas

Before Netflix, Facebook or Google even existed, a small group of entrepreneurs took a huge risk launching what would become the first major internet service.  In today’s Leadership Spark, Steve Case, Co-Founder of AOL and CEO of Revolution LLC, shares his journey of what it took to get America Online off the ground before people even heard of the Internet. While most people would think investing in internet companies in the 80’s was CRAZY RISKY, Steve had a vision that this new technology could change the world if they could just get it into people’s hands. In this interview, he shares never-before-told stories of the challenges they faced connecting users at dial-up speeds and convincing skeptical investors to back their idea. Steve also touches on how Revolution now does its part in funding and investing in companies of the future. ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
1/19/202422 minutes, 1 second
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Overcoming Negativity and Tuning Into Success | Jon Gordon Mega-Best Selling Author of “The Power of Positive Leadership”

Do you practice having gratitude everyday? Positivity can powerfully alter your ability to connect with your team and slingshot your leadership to new bounds of resilience and success. In this episode, we’re joined by Jon Gordon 15x best-selling author, most popularly known for “The Power of Positive Leadership” with over 1,700 reviews on Amazon. Learn how to unite your organization in the face of adversity, build a strong company culture, and develop a connected and committed team. Tune into today’s episode to better establish positivity in your leadership approach and learn to view every challenge as an opportunity to grow. ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
1/15/202437 minutes, 54 seconds
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Sparks: Great Leaders MUST Get Candid Feedback | Leadership Tips from Infiniti’s CEO Peyman Kargar

There’s a difference between getting feedback vs getting CANDID feedback, and that’s what leaders need more of. Not only that, but leaders need to make sure that ALL employees are able to provide that feedback and to challenge their leaders. This creates a culture where every voice, from every background, is not just heard but valued. In today’s leadership spark, I talk with Peyman Kargar, the Global Chairman and CEO of INFINITI. He shares valuable insights on leadership that inspires and motivates employees. We explore his commitment to open communication, regularly seeking feedback from his team helps him make informed decisions and respect their expertise. He also stresses the importance of personal hobbies in maintaining work-life balance. ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
1/12/202428 minutes, 54 seconds
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World’s #1 Work From Home Expert On Remote Work Vs In-Person Work | Dr. Nicholas Bloom Stanford Professor

Is working in the office dead? With the rise of remote work it appears that home offices becoming the new corporate hubs. But what does the data actually say? Dr. Nicholas Bloom from Stanford University has been studying the work from home trend from over 20 years and he has hard data that shows what has been going on and why. In today’s episode we are tackling the big questions around the rise of WFH: How does it affect productivity and innovation? What does it mean for the balance of power in organizations? Is in office work really dead? What does the future of working from home look like? What are the pros and cons of working from home? What are some of the top companies actually doing? Get ready for an in-depth discussion on the future of work. The bonus episode with Dr. Bloom will explore some practical tips and strategies for leading a hybrid workforce effectively. ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
1/8/202446 minutes, 14 seconds
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Sparks: Why 360 Reviews Are a Waste of Time | Frank Blake, Former Home Depot CEO

Are 360 reviews effective? If you’re skeptical, then you won’t want to miss this story from Frank Blake, the former CEO of The Home Depot. We’ll explore leadership lessons he learned, his approach to feedback, and his unconventional rise to CEO. Blake shared compelling tales, such as how he unexpectedly took the reins of one of the largest companies in the world after a last-minute call from the board. We also get his take on learning from the intense Jack Welch at GE early in his career. But it's Blake's strong opinions on 360 reviews that provide truly valuable insight. Frank Blake says they are complete waste of time, do you agree? ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
1/5/202430 minutes, 36 seconds
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Bonus Episode: Leadership+ EXCLUSIVE: 4 Core Emotional Intelligence Skills To Make You A Better Leader | Dr. Travis Bradberry "Emotional Intelligence. 2.0" Author

Leadership+ EXCLUSIVE: Emotional Intelligence is a crucial aspect of great leadership, but how do you actually practice it? A lack of proper tools can impede your ability to navigate through complex team dynamics and maintain a positive organizational climate. Dr. Travis Bradberry, Author of "Emotional Intelligence. 2.0" shares four vital tools to enhance emotional management, effectively respond to unforeseen challenges, resolve conflicts, and strengthen personal connections in your workplace. This episode is only available to Leadership+ Subscribers on Apple Podcasts. _______________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
1/3/202418 minutes, 40 seconds
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Techniques To Master Your Emotional Intelligence & Create Better Relationships At Work | Dr. Travis Bradberry Mega Best-Selling Author of "Emotional Intelligence. 2.0"

What’s more important for leadership, emotional intelligence or IQ? The right use of EQ can revolutionize your approach to decision-making, relationship building, leadership, and communication. In this episode, I am joined by Dr. Travis Bradberry, best-selling author of "Emotional Intelligence. 2.0," as he reveals how emotional intelligence can be consciously developed and refined. We’ll explore why so many leaders struggle with EQ, what EQ is and why it’s important, and the four core EQ skills. You won't want to miss this episode! ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
1/1/202445 minutes, 42 seconds
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Sparks: Why Culture Fit Isn’t Everything And How to Find High Performers | Mike Sarraille, Former Navy Seal

Should you really be hiring for “culture fit?” It turns out that doing this could actually keep you from finding your best people! My guest on today’s show explains why that’s the case and what leaders should really be looking for. On this Leadership Spark, I sit down with former Navy SEAL Mike Sarraille to get his perspective on attracting top performers. We discuss why solely assessing culture fit can cause you to miss great candidates, the importance of regularly reviewing your talent pool, tactical advice on hiring for qualities that can’t be taught, and the nine key characteristics that special operations look for in high performers. We also cover the importance of vulnerability in leadership and why asking for help shows strength, not weakness. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
12/29/202329 minutes, 15 seconds
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Bonus Episode: Leadership+ EXCLUSIVE: How The World’s Top Leaders Develop Their Strategic Thinking Abilities | Michael Watkins Author of “The First 90 Days”

Leadership+ EXCLUSIVE: How often do you exercise your mind to stay at the top of your leadership game? Overlooking your mental fitness can impact your team’s ability to face future challenges with resilience and creativity. Michael Watkins, Author of “The Six Disciplines of Strategic Thinking” shares key daily habits that will elevate your strategic thinking, enhance problem-solving skills, and prime your team for success. This episode is only available to Leadership+ Subscribers on Apple Podcasts. _______________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
12/27/202314 minutes, 57 seconds
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The 6 Disciplines of Strategic Thinking For Leaders | Michael Watkins Mega Best-Selling Author of “The First 90 Days”

Is leadership like a game of chess? Imagine navigating the complex world of leadership with the precision and foresight of a chess grandmaster. In this episode, we’re joined by Michael Watkins, author of ‘The Six Disciplines of Strategic Thinking,’ who draws parallels between the two realms. Learn how to sharpen your pattern recognition skills, boost mental agility, and develop visionary thinking to guide your team effectively. Tune into today’s episode to better understand the 6 disciplines of strategic thinking, refine your decision-making skills and better prepare to lead future-ready teams. ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
12/25/202357 minutes, 31 seconds
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Sparks: Working From Home VS Working In An Office | Mark Dixon, Founder of Regis

Is hybrid work here to stay or are we all going to be working back in offices? The whole concept of hybrid work means that you spend some time in the office and some time working out of the office. But what’s the ideal mix? Why does hybrid work help employees? And what are some strategies that companies can use to make hybrid work a reality? Mark Dixon is the founder of the International Workplace Group and he joins me today to explore all things hybrid work related. Throughout our conversation, Mark talks about how work has changed, focusing on “hybrid work,” and he shares tips on how to make this work well in companies, based on his experience with businesses worldwide. He also mentions how hybrid work is reshaping how organizations operate, emphasizing flexibility and a balance between technology and human skills. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
12/22/202326 minutes, 45 seconds
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Why Our Lives Are Rules By Microchips, AI, & Technology | Chris Miller Author of “Chip War”

Look around you right now. Every piece of technology is powered by a microchip, but what happens if we lost access to those chips? Chris Miller, an expert in international history and “Chip War” author, joins us to discuss the strategic significance of semiconductor technology in shaping your world. Miller reveals how this critical yet often underestimated technology influences global economics, power structures, and policy-making. For leaders eager to leverage technology for their success, Chris underscores the importance of understanding semiconductor technology for effective, forward-thinking leadership, while equipping yourself with the knowledge to lead confidently in a tech-centric world and shape future trends. ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
12/18/202344 minutes, 51 seconds
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Sparks: “Leadership is Not A Popularity Contest” Visionary CEO of 55,000 Person Baker Hughes | Lorenzo Simonelli

Today, we seem to be living and working in a perpetual state of crisis which is a huge challenge for leaders. How should leaders lead during times of crisis and chaos? In today’s fast-changing world, the way leaders guide their teams is more important than ever. Lorenzo Simonelli is the CEO of Baker Hughes, a 55,000 person energy company with offices in 120 counties. In today’s spark Lorenzo shares his insights and strategies for making tough decisions during crises like the 2008 financial downturn and the pandemic, underscoring the need for transparency and decisiveness, and focusing on agility and adaptability. He highlights his approach to managing uncertainty and how his leadership style evolved from micromanagement to fostering team development and delegation, with an emphasis on listening and vulnerability. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
12/15/202328 minutes, 59 seconds
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“The Miracle Morning” Creator On Leading With A Positive Mindset, Overcoming Adversity & Mastering Resilience | Hal Elrod

Why do so many people struggle to reach their full potential? Hal Elrod, the best-selling author of ‘The Miracle Morning,’ unveils the secrets to leading with a positive mindset in the face of adversity. Drawing from his own remarkable experiences of overcoming life-threatening challenges, Hal inspires you as a leader to stay committed to your goals while remaining empathetic and accountable. He provides you with essential strategies to effectively handle challenging scenarios and leaders, while emphasizing the importance of a morning routine in fostering growth and success as a leader. ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
12/11/202346 minutes, 31 seconds
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Sparks: CEO Reveals Her Approach Career Development & Goal Setting | Ania Smith

How are you cultivating resilience within yourself and your team, especially in times of uncertainty and change? In a world where life can throw unexpected challenges our way, being adaptable and making thoughtful life decisions are like essential tools in our toolkit. In my chat with Ania Smith, the CEO of TaskRabbit, she shows us how these tools can help us create a remarkable path in our personal and professional lives. Her story, growing up as an immigrant, valuing education, and finding her passion in platforms like TaskRabbit, teaches us the importance of being open to new opportunities and actively pursuing what we’re good at and what we love. This story highlights how adaptability and making smart choices can transform our lives and offers valuable lessons for anyone looking to navigate life’s twists and turns. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
12/8/202327 minutes, 18 seconds
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"Focus On Who You Work With Rather Than Money Or The Company" CEO of Bowflex #1 Provider of Home Fitness Equipment | Jim Barr

What separates good leaders from great ones? Jim Barr is the CEO of Bowflex Inc. and in today’s podcast he shares the importance of choosing the right mentors and teams over brand names and salaries, offering a new perspective on career advancement. Jim also shares the importance of adapting to consumer expectations and business trends to focus on long-term growth. This includes investing in digital transformation and dealing with potential headwinds that might come your way. Don't miss out on learning about the importance of nurturing relationships, embracing learning opportunities, and the transformative power of effective teamwork in today's episode. ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
12/4/202342 minutes, 33 seconds
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Sparks: Why Are Capable People Reluctant to Lead? - President of Equinox Fitness

People are turning down leadership roles, how come and are you one of them? In today’s Leadership Spark, I chat with Scott DeRue, the former Dean of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and current President of Equinox Fitness. We’re diving into Scott’s research, digging into the real-world challenges that CEOs are facing these days. It turns out that almost 40% to 50% of capable leaders are holding back because they’re wary of the risks that come with leadership. However, our discussion isn’t just about identifying these problems – we’re also exploring solutions. Scott and I tackle why capable individuals might be hesitating to step into leadership roles, share advice on talent retention for leaders, discuss how to spot leadership potential, and highlight key skills and mindsets crucial for emerging leaders. Plus, we’re shedding light on common leadership pitfalls. It’s a conversation you won’t want to miss! __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
12/1/202324 minutes, 32 seconds
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IHOP & Applebee’s CEO: “Be The First One In, And The Last One Out,” There’s No Substitute For Hard Work | John Peyton

Do people still want to work hard? John Peyton is the CEO of Dine Brands, which is the parent company behind IHOP, Applebee’s, & Fuzzy’s Taco Shop which collectively has over 100,000 team members across a variety of generations. Each generation has their own way of working and their own expectations of what work should be like. How can we find common ground in the workplace and do different generations work more or harder than others? John shares his insights on how to lead a multi-generational workforce successfully. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
11/27/202344 minutes, 5 seconds
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Sparks: The Archetypes of Leadership and Their Impact On Organizations | Manfred Kets de Vries

What kind of a leader are you? There are 8 types of leaders and each one makes decisions and impacts their organization in a different way. Understanding these archetypes helps us create more effective teams and make better decisions. Today’s discussion is with Manfred Kets de Vries, Distinguished Clinical Professor of Leadership Development and Organizational Change at INSEAD. In our conversation, Manfred, talks about how his early life during the Second World War in Holland led him to study leadership and how people behave in organizations. He uses ideas from both economics and psychiatry to explore different leadership styles and explain why it’s important for leaders to focus on their people. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
11/24/202319 minutes, 47 seconds
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Bonus Episode: Leadership + Exclusive - How To Implement the 4 Norms Of ‘Geek Companies’ To Maximize Growth, Move Quicker, & Build Better Teams | Andrew McAfee

This EXCLUSIVE episode is only available to Great Leadership+ Subscribers. Dr. Andy McAfee is the best-selling author of “The Geek Way" and research scientist at MIT. Today, he explains how to implement the “geek way” inside of your organization which is based on: science, ownership, speed, and openness. But how do you make these things actually come to life and what’s an example of a company that has done this well? __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
11/22/202319 minutes, 51 seconds
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MIT Scientist On The Radical Mindset that Drives Extraordinary Results | Andrew McAfee

Are you a geek? A curious person, one who's not afraid to tackle hard problems and embrace unconventional solutions? Geeks in business have created a new culture based around four norms: science, ownership, speed, and openness. Today I sit down with Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Andrew McAffee, who defines what it means to lead with a geek mindset and the unconventional approach it takes towards success. By following Andrew’s ‘Geek Way’ you will find yourself equipped with a willingness to be unconventional in order to push the boundaries towards success!   __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
11/20/202340 minutes, 31 seconds
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Sparks: Master The Art Of Managing Your Workload & Setting Boundaries | Greg McKeown

Do you ever struggle with shutting down and setting professional boundaries? Greg McKeown is the New York Times Bestselling Author of Effortless and Essentialism. In today’s spark he challenges the culture of overwork and advocates for a balanced approach to achieving goals. Greg emphasizes the importance of transforming work and relaxation into enjoyable rituals, rather than chores, to prevent burnout. He also discusses the necessity of setting boundaries, such as a "done for the day" list and a fixed end to the workday, to maintain a healthy work-life balance, especially in a remote working environment. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/  
11/15/202329 minutes, 49 seconds
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Shark-Tank Judge On How To Overcome Imposter Syndrome & ‘Burn The Boats' | Matt Higgins

Do you struggle with imposter syndrome? Understand why you belong where you are, simply because YOU are there. Today we hear from Shark Tank Judge & CEO, Matt Higgins, who shares how to overcome the effects of imposter syndrome & how to harness your anxiety as motivation. Follow Matt’s research-backed strategies to demonstrate growth in your leadership by dropping the victim mentality, changing the perspective on your anxiety, and ditching self-doubt in the workplace! __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
11/13/202346 minutes, 39 seconds
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Sparks: Ritz Carlton Founder On How To Create Purpose & Training Great Leaders

In today’s leadership spark, I chat with Horst Schulze, Former CEO of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. We delved into his journey in the hotel industry, from a 14-year-old busboy to a pivotal figure at Ritz Carlton. Schulze reflects on the industry's evolution, transitioning from intuition-driven decisions to a structured approach. He critiques the modern overdependence on technology in hiring, suggesting it often overlooks the best candidates.  Emphasizing leadership over mere management, Horst underscores the need for genuine human connection, purpose, and clear communication in businesses. He touches on corporate social responsibility, noting that while it's more vocalized today, its essence isn't new. Our conversation highlights the scarcity of true leaders in today's corporate landscape. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
11/8/202331 minutes, 39 seconds
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Forbes' Richest Self-Made Woman On Hard Work, Ownership, & Dealing with Failure | Liz Elting

Why is it so crucial for you to think like an OWNER if you want to see career success? It’s easy to point out problems but very few people are actually able to develop solutions and that’s what we need more of in the business world. In today’s discussion I sit down with Liz Etling, Forbes’ Richest Self-Made Woman to unpack what having an owner mindset is all about and how to develop it. We’ll explore how you as an employee can create the most impact, how to focus on innovation, the difference between skills and attitude, and how to disagree in the right way. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
11/6/202342 minutes, 8 seconds
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Sparks: How to Master the 4 Unspoken Rules of Work

In today’s leadership spark, I had an awesome chat with Gorick Ng, Author of "The Unspoken Rules." Gorick shared his story from helping his mom after she lost her job to going to Harvard. He emphasized the importance of understanding the "unspoken rules" in the corporate world, which aren't taught in school but are crucial for success. These rules revolve around three main pillars: competence, commitment, and compatibility. These rules are about being good at your job, showing you're dedicated, and fitting in with your team. Gorick mentioned that it's not just about doing your job but also showing you can do more. While competence and skills are essential, understanding and navigating the unspoken rules of the corporate world can play a significant role in one's career trajectory. __________________ This episode is sponsored by ⁠⁠Kyndryl⁠⁠. Kyndryl makes the future of work possible by designing, building and managing systems that the world depends on. Make sure to check them out at ⁠⁠Kyndryl.com⁠⁠. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/  
11/1/202331 minutes, 9 seconds
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3 KEY Questions Every Mentee Needs To Ask Their Mentor AND 3 KEY Questions Mentors Need To Ask Their Mentees

Most mentor and mentee relationships fail! Not because of bad intentions but because the wrong questions are being asked. Amy Salcido is the president of Kyndryl US, one of the world's leading IT infrastructure service providers with over 90,000 employees. During the course of her career she has mentored countered team members and has also experienced good and bad mentorship as she was ascending the ranks of her career. In today's episode Amy shares the most important questions that both mentees and mentors can ask in order to create an impactful relationship for both parties.  __________________ This episode is sponsored by ⁠⁠Kyndryl⁠⁠. Kyndryl makes the future of work possible by designing, building and managing systems that the world depends on. Make sure to check them out at ⁠⁠Kyndryl.com⁠⁠. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
10/30/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 27 seconds
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Topgolf CEO, Artie Starrs: How Leaders Stay True To Themselves & Share Their Experiences Without Oversharing

In today's episode, we have the privilege of speaking with Artie Starrs, the CEO of Topgolf, a global sports entertainment company with 22,000 employees, known for its innovative golf driving ranges. Topgolf made waves in 2022, achieving $4 billion in sales and consistent annual growth. Artie's leadership style centers on authenticity, striking a balance between being genuine and considering your audience's boundaries. Tune in to learn how to avoid oversharing or self-indulgence when it comes to vulnerability in leadership. Artie also shares his approach to addressing mistakes, navigating discomfort and vulnerability when relating to others' experiences, and handling challenges arising from a lack of shared experiences in leadership. Don't miss out on this episode! Artie Starrs is one of the 100+ CEOs I interviewed for my new book, Leading With Vulnerability. Grab your copy now: ⁠https://www.amazon.com/Leading-Vulnerability-Superpower-Transform-Organization/dp/1119895243/⁠ __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email:⁠ ⁠⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
10/28/202331 minutes, 11 seconds
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Sparks: How True Leaders Foster Growth in Themselves and Others

In today’s leadership spark, I chat with Cameron Herald, Founder of the COO Alliance. He is known as the CEO Whisperer. In our conversation, we delved into the paramount importance of self-awareness and introspection in both our personal and professional lives. We tackled the role of innovative companies like Kindle in shaping the future of work and emphasized the value of tools like "mind maps" for planning and visualization.  For individuals, allocating time for self-reflection is crucial, with even small changes, like watching less TV, making a significant difference. According to Cameron, effective leadership is characterized by a commitment to nurturing team skills and confidence, while avoiding pitfalls like silos and politics. The best leaders prioritize the broader organizational goals over departmental interests. They understand that true professional fulfillment and effective leadership arise from aligning personal values with the right work environment and emphasizing collective achievements over individual ambitions. __________________ This episode is sponsored by ⁠Kyndryl⁠. Kyndryl makes the future of work possible by designing, building and managing systems that the world depends on. Make sure to check them out at ⁠Kyndryl.com.⁠ __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email:⁠ ⁠⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
10/25/202326 minutes, 4 seconds
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How the Founder of Panera Bread Outperformed Chipotle & Starbucks With Empathy & Intuition

In today's episode, I chat with Panera Bread's founder, Ron Shaich, about his 36-year leadership journey. From starting as a small cookie store in Boston to becoming a top fast-casual chain with over 120,000 employees, Shaich delves into how he approached those tough choices along the way. Prioritizing core values over just data, our discussion uncovers the importance of resilience and perseverance in leadership. __________________ This episode is sponsored by ⁠⁠Kyndryl⁠⁠. Kyndryl makes the future of work possible by designing, building and managing systems that the world depends on. Make sure to check them out at ⁠⁠Kyndryl.com⁠⁠. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
10/23/202341 minutes, 43 seconds
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He's The CEO Of A 10,000 Person Company. Listening Has Always Been A Huge Challenge For Him. Here's How He Faces It...

In today's episode, I spoke with Jerry Norcia, Chairman and CEO of DTE Energy, a company with over 10,000 employees. We had an in-depth discussion of times he felt vulnerable, how he approaches vulnerability with his team, and the impact vulnerability has had on his leadership journey. Norcia believes vulnerability involves authenticity, openness and building trust and respect. He aims to treat everyone equally and share more personal stories over time and he stressed the importance of accountability, integrity, empathy and confidence in leadership. Norcia also discussed the value of admitting when you don't have the answers and listening more as a leader. Overall, Norcia shared thoughtful perspectives on utilizing vulnerability to create inclusive decision-making, energize teams and build loyalty. Jerry Norcia is one of the 100+ CEOs I interviewed for my new book, Leading With Vulnerability. Grab your copy now: ⁠https://www.amazon.com/Leading-Vulnerability-Superpower-Transform-Organization/dp/1119895243/⁠ __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email:⁠ ⁠⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
10/21/202328 minutes, 10 seconds
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Sparks: The SECRET Behind Amazon’s Hiring & Innovation Process

In today’s leadership spark, I chat with Colin Bryar, Co-founder of Working Backwards. We talked about the impact of focused leadership and team management, particularly in the realm of product development and problem-solving within a company. Colin highlights Amazon's "single-threaded leaders/teams" concept, which prioritizes undivided attention to a single project or problem by a leader or team, enhancing the quality and innovation of solutions developed.  Colin also details the "bar raiser process" in hiring, ensuring candidates align with Amazon’s leadership principles through a thorough, unbiased review by a panel of interviewers. While high performers at Amazon are strategically placed on significant opportunities and may experience expedited promotions, the company maintains a balanced approach to traditional practices like annual reviews, willing to innovate while retaining effective, established methods. __________________ This episode is sponsored by ⁠Kyndryl⁠. Kyndryl makes the future of work possible by designing, building and managing systems that the world depends on. Make sure to check them out at ⁠Kyndryl.com.⁠ __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email:⁠ ⁠⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
10/18/202329 minutes, 21 seconds
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5 Questions You MUST Ask To Create Amazing Professional & Personal Relationships

In today's episode, Michael Bungay Stanier, best-selling author of the Coaching Habit, reveals the 5 must-ask questions for having successful keystone conversations and building great relationships. This will allow you to unlock hidden potential in yourself and those around you. __________________ This episode is sponsored by ⁠⁠Kyndryl⁠⁠. Kyndryl makes the future of work possible by designing, building and managing systems that the world depends on. Make sure to check them out at ⁠⁠Kyndryl.com⁠⁠. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
10/16/202353 minutes, 34 seconds
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How To Be Vulnerable While Still Being Accountable: CEO of 100,000 Person Company, George Oliver

True leadership is not about showing strength, but embracing vulnerability. George Oliver, Chairman and CEO of Johnson Controls, believes that being a good leader is all about being genuine and open. It's important to treat everyone fairly and share personal stories to connect with the team.  George recalls about the times he felt unsure, especially during COVID. But he feels that being honest and admitting when you don't know something is a strength, not a weakness.  Real leadership is about being responsible, truthful, and understanding towards others.  For George, a great leader is one who listens, is honest about their feelings, and always tries to do right by their team. George Oliver leads a company with over 100,000 employees.  He's one of the 100+ CEOs I interviewed for my new book, Leading With Vulnerability: https://www.amazon.com/Leading-Vulnerability-Superpower-Transform-Organization/dp/1119895243/  __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email:⁠ ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/  
10/14/202334 minutes
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Sparks: How to Lead a Giant Company and Still Be Nice

In today’s leadership spark, I chat with Kevin Murphy, CEO of Ferguson Enterprises. Kevin emphasizes a leadership style rooted in empathy, collective effort, and a commitment to developing others within the organization. He values transparent communication, sharing company data with all team members, and believes in earning loyalty daily while also addressing underperformance.  Kevin also highlights the importance of challenging the status quo, even in successful organizations. He shares insights from his journey of transitioning from a family business to leading a major company, underscoring the significance of mentorship and continuous learning in leadership development. __________________ This episode is sponsored by Kyndryl. Kyndryl makes the future of work possible by designing, building and managing systems that the world depends on. Make sure to check them out at Kyndryl.com. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email:⁠ ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
10/11/202323 minutes, 35 seconds
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Leadership Is More Like Stepping Out On A Soccer Field, Than A Game Of Chess— Learn Why Mental Strength Matters & How To Develop It

In today's episode, I sit down with the esteemed psychotherapist and writer, Amy Morin, to discuss the motivation behind her acclaimed book, "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do". As we explore these 13 points, Amy sheds light on a leader's role in accessing their mental strength and the symbiotic connection of emotional balance in the workplace. Together, we unpack pivotal insights from her work, underscoring that true mental strength stems from genuine self-awareness and growth, not merely toughness. __________________ This episode is sponsored by ⁠⁠Kyndryl⁠⁠. Kyndryl makes the future of work possible by designing, building and managing systems that the world depends on. Make sure to check them out at ⁠⁠Kyndryl.com⁠⁠. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
10/9/202345 minutes, 44 seconds
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"I Need Help"- Why This CEO Urges His Employees To Ask For Help & Avoid Being The "Fool" Left Behind Trying To Solve Problems Alone

Join us for an insightful episode featuring John Williams, the CEO and President of Domtar, a $3.8 billion pulp and paper giant with 6,500 employees. John shares his leadership journey and the transformative power of vulnerability at the workplace. Discover how authenticity, self-awareness, empathy, and openness shape John's leadership style. He highlights the significance of trusted advisors, tailored communication, and professional boundaries. John also emphasizes the role of competence in building confidence and the need for a culture where every employee feels valued. With over 40 years of leadership experience, John's stories and insights offer a unique perspective on leading with vulnerability. Tune in to gain valuable wisdom from a seasoned CEO who understands the importance of authenticity and openness in corporate leadership. John Williams is one of the 100+ CEOs I interviewed for my new book, Leading With Vulnerability. Grab your copy now⁠: ⁠https://www.amazon.com/Leading-Vulnerability-Superpower-Transform-Organization/dp/1119895243/⁠⁠ __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email:⁠ ⁠⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
10/7/202329 minutes, 17 seconds
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Sparks: CEO of Fortune Media On How To Get On The Cover, The CEO That Impressed Him The Most, & The Most Awkward Interview He Ever Had

In today’s leadership spark, I chat with Alan Murray, CEO of Fortune Media. Alan and I delve into the evolution of business and leadership. According to him, nowadays, businesses value ideas and people more than just physical stuff, like buildings and machines. He noticed that some people seem not to want to work as much, but he believes many are still hardworking and dedicated.  Alan thinks being a good leader today means inspiring and motivating people and showing realness and understanding, pointing out how the late Arne Sorenson of Marriott led by example during tough times. Throughout our conversation, we’ve highlighted the significant generational shifts and the increasing importance of adaptability and a people-centric approach in leadership. __________________ This episode is sponsored by Kyndryl. Kyndryl makes the future of work possible by designing, building and managing systems that the world depends on. Make sure to check them out at Kyndryl.com. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email:⁠ ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
10/4/202315 minutes, 35 seconds
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Why Vulnerability At Work Hurts You: An Inside Look Into My New Book ‘Leading With Vulnerability’

Today I take you behind the scenes to share some of the key concepts and ideas from my brand new book, “Leading With Vulnerability,” which is out today! Vulnerability at work can hurt you far more than it can help you and in today’s podcast I’ll explain why that’s the case and what you can do about it. The key is not to use vulnerability on its own but to combine vulnerability with leadership, what I call, The Vulnerable Leader Equation. Tune in to learn more or head to ⁠LeadWithVulnerability.com⁠ to grab a copy of my brand new book. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email:⁠⁠ ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
10/3/202345 minutes, 22 seconds
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How To Become A Master Communicator & Conquer The Pressure Of High-Stakes Speaking

In today's episode, I spoke with Matt Abrahams, a lecturer at Stanford's Graduate School of Business and author of the new book Think Fast, Talk Smart: Communication Techniques. We discussed strategies and mindsets for improving spontaneous speaking and becoming a better communicator. Matt shared insights from his extensive research and experience coaching business leaders on critical skills like managing anxiety, listening intently, structuring responses, and focusing your message. __________________ This episode is sponsored by ⁠⁠Kyndryl⁠⁠. Kyndryl makes the future of work possible by designing, building and managing systems that the world depends on. Make sure to check them out at ⁠⁠Kyndryl.com⁠⁠. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
10/2/202346 minutes, 20 seconds
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Sparks: The Secret To Earning Employee Loyalty

In today’s leadership spark, I chat with Jacques van den Broek, the former CEO of Randstad, about fostering a work culture that encourages innovation and risk-taking. Jacques notes that employees often hold back due to unfounded fears. But he emphasizes the need for leaders to encourage employees to speak up and take initiative, even if it goes against the grain.  Jacques believes that employer-earned loyalty is vital, especially with the rise of remote work. Jacques also advises employees to think about their long-term career goals, stating that if your employer is not supportive of your growth and openness, perhaps you're working for the wrong company. He urges employees to take responsibility for remaining attractive in the job market and not to stay stuck in unfulfilling roles. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email:⁠ ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
9/28/202310 minutes, 39 seconds
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Sparks: The Four Pillars of Leadership That Turn Failure into Fortune

In today’s leadership spark, Jacques van den Broek, former CEO of Randstad, and I delve into the pillars of modern leadership: optimism, vulnerability, authenticity, and risk-taking. Jacques highlights the transformative power of optimistic thinking, especially during challenging times like the COVID-19 pandemic. He also emphasizes the significance of vulnerability in fostering open, honest work environments. Jacques candidly discusses his mistakes, including a failed $150 million business venture, to underscore the importance of resilience and learning from setbacks. He advises leaders to embrace transparency in both their successes and failures and encourages a culture of courage where teams feel empowered to innovate without waiting for permission. This impactful conversation offers you the mindset and strategies needed to be an effective, relatable leader in today's rapidly evolving workforce. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email:⁠ ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
9/27/202323 minutes, 44 seconds
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Sparks: Why 75% of People Are WRONG About Who Controls Their Career

In today’s leadership spark, I chat with Jacques van den Broek, former CEO of Randstad, about the various facets of modern leadership and workforce trends. Jacques outlines his rise from trainee to CEO and shares his hands-on, data-focused leadership style. We also discussed the shift from a client-centered to talent-centered job market and Jacques introduced "tech and touch," a strategy for long-term talent engagement.  Jacques highlights the importance of individual career responsibility, contrasting it with a survey revealing that only 25% feel responsible for their own career growth. Moreover, our conversation touched on the "great resignation," which Jacques had anticipated, and explored automation's impact, particularly on white-collar jobs. Jacques advises leaders to communicate openly about job security to benefit both employees and the company. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email:⁠ ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/  
9/26/202322 minutes, 17 seconds
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CEO Of MasterClass: How I Created A BILLION Dollar Company & Why Stuttering Made Me A Better Leader

In today's episode, I speak with David Rogier, the mastermind behind MasterClass. Drawing inspiration from his grandmother's resilient journey as a Jewish refugee in NYC, David embarked on a mission: democratizing access to world-class experts. From securing heavyweights like Serena Williams to James Patterson, he shares the nuanced strategy and the importance of selective mentorship. We also touch upon the meticulous approach to prototyping at MasterClass, ensuring each course resonates with learners. Beyond the mechanics, David emphasizes the role of empathy in shaping the platform, striving for genuine connections in a digital age. Join us for an insightful exploration into the ethos and evolution of MasterClass. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
9/25/202344 minutes, 33 seconds
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Sparks: The MOST Effective Ways For Leaders To Share Data, Best-Selling Author & Stanford Professor Chip Heath

In today’s leadership spark, I spoke with bestselling author and Stanford Graduate School of Business professor, Chip Heath, about the power of numbers in instigating change. The conversation revolves around the importance of providing comparative context to data for clearer understanding, rather than presenting standalone figures.  Chip emphasizes the pivotal role emotion plays in data interpretation. For immediate practical application, Chip suggests starting with the simplification and contextualization of a single data point in presentations. He illustrates this with the striking revenue comparison between the video game industry and Hollywood. The core takeaway is the ability of relatable and emotionally resonant numbers to drive change and inspire action. Chip Heath is one of the 100+ CEOs I interviewed for my new book, Leading With Vulnerability which is coming out in October: https://www.amazon.com/Leading-Vulnerability-Superpower-Transform-Organization/dp/1119895243/  __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email:⁠ ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
9/21/202316 minutes, 42 seconds
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Sparks: The BIGGEST Mistakes Leaders Make When Communicating Data, Best-Selling Author & Stanford Professor Chip Heath

In today’s leadership spark, I chat with bestselling author and Stanford Graduate School of Business professor, Chip Heath, about the challenges and nuances of communicating with numbers and data. Chip underscores the difficulty people often face with fractions and percentages, as seen with A&W's marketing misstep against McDonald's.  Chip also mentions the "curse of knowledge", where expertise can cloud one's understanding of a novice's perspective. Throughout our conversation, we delved into the significance of making data relatable and meaningful. By converting abstract numbers into tangible concepts, like likening the number of preventable sepsis deaths to annual cancer diagnoses, data becomes not only more understandable but also emotionally resonant, effectively engaging and motivating audiences Chip Heath is one of the 100+ CEOs I interviewed for my new book, Leading With Vulnerability which is coming out in October: https://www.amazon.com/Leading-Vulnerability-Superpower-Transform-Organization/dp/1119895243/  __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email:⁠ ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
9/20/202323 minutes, 14 seconds
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Sparks: How to Make Sense Of Data With Chip Heath, Best-Selling Author & Stanford Professor

In today’s leadership spark, I speak with Chip Heath, Professor at Stanford University and New York Times Best Selling Author. Chip discusses his motivations behind his latest book, "Making Numbers Count: The Art and Science of Communicating Numbers."  He emphasizes the challenge most people face in understanding and communicating numbers effectively, as our brains naturally struggle with large numbers. By comparing unfamiliar figures to relatable concepts, people can better grasp and remember data. This skill of translating numbers into digestible information is crucial for both personal and professional decision-making and change initiatives. Chip Heath is one of the 100+ CEOs I interviewed for my new book, Leading With Vulnerability which is coming out in October: https://www.amazon.com/Leading-Vulnerability-Superpower-Transform-Organization/dp/1119895243/  __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email:⁠ ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
9/19/202313 minutes, 14 seconds
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Leading Isn't Just Commanding: Why Every Leader Should Wear the Coach's Hat ― and 4 Skills Needed To Coach Effectively

In today's episode, Nick Goldberg, Founder and CEO of Ezra, shares unconventional leadership wisdom for uncertain times. We discuss the critical skill of resilience, regulating emotions, and practicing self-awareness. Goldberg provides insights on adapting to constant change, learning from failures, and prioritizing a thriving culture. Tune in to this episode to unlock the unconventional leadership insights that will empower you to lead effectively in uncertain times. __________________ This episode of Great Leadership is sponsored by EZRAx, the digital-age executive coaching platform. As an HR leader, elevate your executives with EZRA’s science-backed coaching, provided by experienced and accredited coaches. Enhance your leadership with real-time, impactful support from EZRAx, available anytime, anywhere. Discover the potential at helloezra.com. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
9/18/202359 minutes, 29 seconds
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She Leads More Than 170,000 Employees In The United States: Leading With Vulnerability Has Become Her Superpower!

In today's episode, I speak with Lara Abrash, Chair of the Board at Deloitte US. Lara, who's at the helm of this powerhouse, doesn't just focus on the nuts and bolts of the business; she's deeply involved in shaping its culture, innovation, and growth. She opens up about the unexpected strength she finds in vulnerability, suggesting that it's not just a personal trait but a game-changer in the world of leadership. For Lara, the trifecta of effective leadership boils down to vulnerability, empathy, and compassion. These aren't just buzzwords for her; they're values she lives by. As we chat further, Lara gives us a peek into the trends that have her excited and the shifts she's noticing in the business landscape. The conversation takes a personal turn as she reflects on the rollercoaster that was the COVID-19 pandemic, sharing the lessons it taught her and how it reshaped her perspective as a leader. And if there's one topic that truly ignites Lara's passion, it's diversity and inclusion. For her, it's more than just a corporate buzz phrase; it's a deeply personal mission. She emphasizes its significance, not just in boardrooms but in everyday interactions, painting a picture of the kind of inclusive world she's striving to create. Lara Abrash is one of the 100+ CEOs I interviewed for my new book, Leading With Vulnerability, which is coming out in October. ⁠⁠⁠Check it out here and pre-order your copy now⁠: https://www.amazon.com/Leading-Vulnerability-Superpower-Transform-Organization/dp/1119895243/⁠ __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email:⁠ ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
9/16/202326 minutes, 40 seconds
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Sparks: The Crucial Role of Transparency and Broad Perspective in Leadership

In today’s leadership spark, Glenn Fogel, President and CEO of Booking Holdings, and I delve into topics ranging from personal and professional mistakes to the importance of gaining global perspectives. Recounting past errors like sending confidential emails to the wrong person and IT mishaps, Glenn emphasizes transparency, urging individuals to accept and rectify mistakes rather than hide them. Glenn advocates for understanding global cultures, especially in leadership positions, and stresses that ensuring a broad perspective is crucial. Moreover, Glenn believes in the blend of hard work and luck for success and stresses being ready for opportunities. On personal fears, Glenn's major concerns center on health and family well-being. As our conversation concludes, we reflect on the need to maintain perspective, considering the challenges faced by previous generations. Glenn Fogel is one of the 100+ CEOs I interviewed for my new book, Leading With Vulnerability which is coming out in October: https://www.amazon.com/Leading-Vulnerability-Superpower-Transform-Organization/dp/1119895243/ __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
9/14/202318 minutes, 21 seconds
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Sparks: Why Discipline and Endurance are the Bedrocks of Leadership

In today’s leadership spark, Glenn Fogel, President and CEO of Booking Holdings, reflects on the inevitability of facing challenges in life and the importance of maintaining discipline and hard work to overcome them. Drawing from personal experiences, including his early years at university, he emphasizes the value of time management, particularly reducing unnecessary social media use.  Despite not considering himself as the smartest, he credits his success to his endurance and disciplined work ethic, which have been his pillars of strength throughout his career. Glenn illustrates his daily routine, highlighting a strict regimen that includes early morning workouts and a balanced time allocation for work and family. Glenn Fogel is one of the 100+ CEOs I interviewed for my new book, Leading With Vulnerability which is coming out in October: https://www.amazon.com/Leading-Vulnerability-Superpower-Transform-Organization/dp/1119895243/  __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
9/13/202316 minutes, 56 seconds
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Sparks: How to Balance Risk Management and Compassion in Decision-making

In today’s leadership spark, I chat with Glenn Fogel, President and CEO of Booking Holdings. He shares his journey from IT to leading a company that includes brands like Kayak and Priceline. Discussing the challenges posed by the pandemic, he also talks about the emotional toll of laying off a significant part of their workforce and how crucial it is to handle such decisions with empathy.  Glenn further highlights the change in layoff processes over the years and stresses the importance of adaptable leadership, learning from both positive and negative experiences. He also dives into the challenges of risk management for companies, highlighting that while companies can anticipate many adverse scenarios, it's not always feasible to prepare for every possible negative outcome. Leadership involves making tough decisions by weighing risks against benefits. Glenn Fogel is one of the 100+ CEOs I interviewed for my new book, Leading With Vulnerability which is coming out in October: https://www.amazon.com/Leading-Vulnerability-Superpower-Transform-Organization/dp/1119895243/  __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
9/12/202320 minutes, 39 seconds
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Mastering Empathetic Leadership Lessons from David Gelles, Chronicler of GE's Toxic Legacy

In today's episode, we speak with David Gelles, a business journalist and author of the new book "The Man Who Broke Capitalism." Gelles examines how former GE CEO Jack Welch fundamentally altered capitalism with his ruthless focus on short-term profits over people. We discuss the lasting influence Welch had on business education and management philosophies. Gelles shares examples of alternative leadership models that balance profit and purpose, caring for employees and communities. He advises listeners to question assumptions and lead with more empathy. Though brilliantly effective, Welch's "shareholders over stakeholders" approach set a destructive precedent that still permeates business. Gelles hopes to inspire more conscious capitalism that serves society. This thought-provoking episode examines the complicated legacy of Jack Welch and the profit-first approach that has permeated leadership. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
9/11/202347 minutes, 41 seconds
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CEO Of Hyatt Hotels On How Being Vulnerable And Practicing Empathy Transformed Him & His Company

Today's episode is with Mark Hoplamazian, the CEO of Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Today's conversation revolved around the impact of the pandemic on the hospitality industry, the strategies adopted by Hyatt to navigate through these challenging times, and the future of the industry. Mark emphasized the importance of adaptability and resilience, highlighting how Hyatt has leveraged technology to enhance customer experience and ensure safety. He also touched upon the company's commitment to diversity and inclusion, and how it has been instrumental in fostering a positive work culture. We also discuss the role of sustainability in the hospitality sector. Mark shared his vision of a more sustainable and responsible industry, underlining Hyatt's initiatives towards reducing carbon footprint and promoting sustainable practices. Mark also touches on the importance of mental health and well-being, both for employees and guests. Today's conversation with Mark gives insight into the workings of the hospitality industry, the challenges it faces, and the opportunities that lie ahead. It's a must-listen for anyone interested in understanding the dynamics of the industry and learning from the experiences of a seasoned leader. Mark Hoplamazian is one of the 100+ CEOs I interviewed for my new book, Leading With Vulnerability, which is coming out in October. ⁠⁠⁠Check it out here and pre-order your copy now⁠.⁠ __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email:⁠ ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
9/9/202329 minutes, 5 seconds
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Sparks: How Super Bosses are Transforming Modern Leadership

In today’s leadership spark, Professor Sydney Finkelstein of Tuck School at Dartmouth, delves deep into the intricacies of modern leadership. Sydney highlights the need for innovation in talent management, pointing out HR's slower evolution compared to other business functions. He describes 'Super Bosses' as leaders who actively engage with their teams, foster both collaboration and competition, and recognize the value of employee growth beyond just retention.  The conversation pivots to actionable advice, suggesting questions potential hires might ask to identify super bosses, such as inquiring about their vision, delegation habits, and relationships with former employees. Finkelstein also discusses millennials' unique workplace needs, suggesting that the super boss approach can enhance engagement by making work more meaningful for all. The goal is a workplace where employees are more fulfilled and leaders inspire greater achievements. Sydney Finkelstein is one of the 100+ CEOs I interviewed for my new book, Leading With Vulnerability, which is coming out in October. ⁠Check it out here and pre-order your copy now⁠. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
9/7/202322 minutes, 58 seconds
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Sparks: How Super Bosses Revolutionize Traditional Leadership

In today’s leadership spark, I chat with Professor Sydney Finkelstein of Tuck School at Dartmouth. We discuss the "super bosses," leaders who deeply mentor their team and value direct communication. These leaders might be tough, but they genuinely care about the professional growth of their team. Moreover, the concept of being a super boss isn't confined to large corporations but can be seen in small startups, freelancers, and even in educational settings. Sydney notes that anyone can be a super boss. Blending good management with real care for the team's growth are key. These leadership qualities are teachable and aren't tied to age or rank. Sydney Finkelstein is one of the 100+ CEOs I interviewed for my new book, Leading With Vulnerability, which is coming out in October. ⁠Check it out here and pre-order your copy now⁠. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
9/6/202319 minutes, 45 seconds
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Sparks: How Super Bosses Make a Difference in Leadership

In today’s leadership spark, I chat with Professor Sydney Finkelstein of Tuck School at Dartmouth, and he delves into the characteristics and types of "super bosses" that he studied for his book. Sydney identifies 18 notable super bosses, and‌ not all super bosses are easy to work with. Some can be quite challenging. Finkelstein categorizes the super bosses into three types: "glorious bastards" driven by winning, "nurturers" focused on mentoring, and "iconoclasts" who are inherently creative. While different in their motivations, they all have the same endgame: nurturing others to greatness. Sydney clarifies that not every successful executive is a super boss; his research focused on those who not only achieved success but also elevated those around them. Sydney Finkelstein is one of the 100+ CEOs I interviewed for my new book, Leading With Vulnerability, which is coming out in October. ⁠Check it out here and pre-order your copy now⁠. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
9/5/202324 minutes, 7 seconds
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Leaning Into the Unknown: Mastering Dynamic Strategy for a Radically Changing World

In today's episode, I spoke with Charles Conn, CEO of Monograph Capital and board chair of Patagonia, about his new book "The Imperfectionist: Strategic Mindsets for Uncertain Times." Conn discusses how the traditional approaches to long-term corporate strategy no longer work in today's rapidly changing world. He advocates for more dynamic, experimental problem-solving focused on learning and reversibility. Charles outlines 6 key mindsets leaders need to embrace: curiosity, dragonfly perspective, seeking current behaviors vs just data, collective wisdom, imperfectionism, and “show and tell” storytelling. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
9/4/202346 minutes, 6 seconds
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Sparks: The Principles for Effective Leadership

In today’s leadership spark, Navi Radjou, Best-Selling Author and Inspirational Keynote Speaker, talks about leadership principles from his book. We delve into the importance of acting authentically and the struggle leaders often face in balancing their work and personal personas. We also explore the integration of emotions, logic, and intuition in decision-making and the need for emotional connection alongside rationality.  Moreover, we also tackle the principle of leading from any position, highlighting the shift from traditional hierarchical leadership models to more adaptable and inclusive approaches. Navi explains the concept of flexible fortitude, knowing when to persist and when to adapt, and the value of enlightened self-interest. These principles collectively shape the evolving role of effective leadership. Navi Radjou is one of the 100+ CEOs I interviewed for my new book, Leading With Vulnerability, which is coming out in October. ⁠Check it out here and pre-order your copy now⁠. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
8/31/202316 minutes, 26 seconds
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Sparks: How to Think and Act Flexibly as a Leader

In today’s leadership spark, Navi Radjou, Best-Selling Author and Inspirational Keynote Speaker, delves into the concept of flexible leadership and its relevance in today's dynamic world. Navi discusses the principles of innovation and how they can be applied to leadership.  He emphasizes the importance of thinking and acting flexibly, particularly in the face of challenges. The conversation also covers the significance of simplicity in product design, the need to include marginalized communities in business strategies, and the role of intuition in decision-making. Navi Radjou is one of the 100+ CEOs I interviewed for my new book, Leading With Vulnerability, which is coming out in October. ⁠Check it out here and pre-order your copy now⁠. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
8/30/202323 minutes, 13 seconds
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Sparks: How Organizations Should Be Thinking About Innovation

In today’s leadership spark, I chat with Navi Radjou, Best-Selling Author and Inspirational Keynote Speaker. We talk about the value of innovation, and being resourceful and creative in business. He points out that young folks are keen to work for companies that care about the planet and society. Navi also introduces the idea of "Jugaad Innovation", which is all about making the most of what you have. But he says there's a balance: challenge your team, but don't overload them. Navi also explains how balanced constraints can drive innovation. Navi Radjou is one of the 100+ CEOs I interviewed for my new book, Leading With Vulnerability, which is coming out in October. Check it out here and pre-order your copy now. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email ⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/  
8/29/202321 minutes, 9 seconds
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World's Top Personal Development Expert On How To Master Your Emotions At Work And At Home

Today’s episode is with Thibaut Meurisse. Known for his best-selling book "Master Your Emotions: A Practical Guide to Overcome Negativity and Better Manage Your Feelings," Meurisse has made a significant impact on many lives. With nearly 10,000 reviews on Amazon, his book has resonated with a vast audience, demonstrating the universal need for emotional intelligence and management. In our discussion, we discuss the realm of emotions and their impact on our daily lives. We explore Thibaut's journey as a writer and entrepreneur, his struggles with managing emotions, and his strategies for maintaining positivity and optimism. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
8/28/202341 minutes, 27 seconds
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Sparks: The Art of Goal Setting and Genuine Connection

In today’s leadership spark, John Bacon, bestselling author of "Let Them Lead," discusses leadership principles and insights from John's book "Let Them Lead." Recounting his experience as a coach for the River Rats, John emphasizes the importance of finding the right roles for team members based on their behaviors and strengths. He highlights how crucial setting meaningful goals collaboratively with the team is, allowing them to take ownership.  John also emphasizes the importance of genuine human connection as a leader, stating that caring about team members is the key, rather than using fear or faking connection. He shares examples from his coaching experience and stresses that leaders should care enough to guide their team members toward achieving their goals while maintaining high standards. John Bacon is one of the 100+ CEOs I interviewed for my new book, Leading With Vulnerability, which is coming out in October. Check it out here and pre-order your copy now. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email ⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
8/24/202314 minutes, 36 seconds
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Sparks: How To Foster a Winning Culture

In this leadership spark, John Bacon, bestselling author of "Let Them Lead," shares his coaching experience with the struggling high school hockey team called the River Rats. He talks about the team's challenges like low morale and commitment issues due to constant losses and lack of training. John stresses the importance of maintaining high standards and the tough love approach to leadership, encouraging positive attitudes and strong work ethics among the players. While acknowledging the diversity in individual performance levels, John believes that uniform behavioral expectations must be upheld for everyone. He also highlights building trust and fostering leadership within the team. He mentions how individuals can shine in different roles. The interview wraps up by noting that like coaches, leaders should be open, growing, and guiding their teams toward success. John Bacon is one of the 100+ CEOs I interviewed for my new book, Leading With Vulnerability, which is coming out in October. ⁠Check it out here and pre-order your copy now.⁠ __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email ⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/  
8/23/202318 minutes, 54 seconds
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Sparks: How Tough Love Led America's Worst High School Hockey Team to Victory

In today’s leadership spark, I chat with John Bacon, bestselling author of "Let Them Lead". John shares his experience coaching America's worst high school hockey team, the River Rats and how he turned around the team's fortunes through a tough love approach, emphasizing a strong mission and raising the bar for performance.  John reflects on the significance of making the mission challenging to make it special, drawing comparisons to the Navy SEALs and Peace Corps, where challenging missions attract the right people. The conversation touches on the importance of not compromising the mission by lowering expectations and the surprising positive results he achieved with the team's transformation. John Bacon is one of the 100+ CEOs I interviewed for my new book, Leading With Vulnerability, which is coming out in October. ⁠Check it out here and pre-order your copy now.⁠ __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email ⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
8/22/202318 minutes, 2 seconds
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13 Roles Leaders Need To Practice To Be A Great Mentor

Today's episode is with Scott Jeffrey Miller, an accomplished executive with Franklin Covey, a seven-time bestselling author, and the host of the 'On Leadership' podcast. We discuss the world of mentorship, and the 13 roles a mentor can play as outlined in Scott's recent book, "The Ultimate Guide to Great Mentorship." Scott shares his insights on the differences between leadership and mentorship, emphasizing that not all great leaders make great mentors. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
8/21/202345 minutes, 16 seconds
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Navigating Personal Life and Professional Responsibility with the CEO of Blue Shield

Today's episode is with Paul Markovich, the president and CEO of Blue Shield of California. We explored the theme of vulnerability in leadership, discussing its importance and challenges. Paul shared his personal experiences, including the intense workload during the pandemic, which led to burnout and emotional stress. He opened up about the difficulty of maintaining a balance between personal life and professional responsibilities, and how that affected his interactions with his team. We also discuss the loneliness of leadership, particularly when faced with the painful task of letting go of a friend within the organization. Paul emphasized the importance of vulnerability in building deep connections, making leaders more relatable, and fostering trust within the team. He also highlighted the balance that must be struck, as sharing too much or too little can have negative impacts. Today's conversation underscored the human aspect of leadership and the complex dynamics that come with being at the helm of an organization. Paul Markovich is one of the 100+ CEOs I interviewed for my new book, Leading With Vulnerability, which is coming out in October. ⁠⁠Check it out here and pre-order your copy now⁠. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
8/19/202328 minutes, 17 seconds
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Sparks: Transforming Diminisher Behaviors to Multiplier Leadership Practices

In today’s leadership spark, Liz Wiseman, Bestselling Author of "Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter”, and I explore the shifting landscape of leadership challenges over the past decade. We discuss about how the role of a leader has transformed from leading to a predetermined better place to leading through uncertainty. We also delve into the crucial skills of thinking like a futurist and being open to various scenarios and possibilities. Liz emphasizes that anyone, not just those in positions of authority, can embrace the multiplier mindset. She offers practical insights for remote team leadership, such as providing clarity through the "three what's" – what good looks like, what done looks like, and what's in scope. Liz Wiseman is one of the 100+ CEOs I interviewed for my new book, Leading With Vulnerability, which is coming out in October. ⁠Check it out here and pre-order your copy now.⁠ __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email ⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
8/17/202318 minutes, 18 seconds
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Sparks: The Difference Between Diminisher and Multiplier Leaders

In today’s leadership spark, Liz Wiseman, Bestselling Author of "Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter”, and I dive deeper into a leadership discussion. Liz introduces her book on leadership and explores the characteristics and differences between "diminishers" and "multipliers" – two types of leaders. Diminishers unintentionally stifle creativity and productivity, while multipliers amplify the capabilities of their team members. Moreover, Liz discusses how accidental diminisher tendencies can arise and she provides strategies to avoid them. Multipliers focus on leveraging others' talents, giving space for independent thinking, asking questions instead of telling, and involving junior team members in decision-making. Liz Wiseman is one of the 100+ CEOs I interviewed for my new book, Leading With Vulnerability, which is coming out in October. ⁠Check it out here and pre-order your copy now.⁠ __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email ⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/  
8/16/202326 minutes, 26 seconds
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Sparks: How to Create a Culture of Success Through The Multiplier Approach

In today’s leadership spark, I chat with Liz Wiseman, Bestselling Author of "Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter”. Our conversation touches on the themes of leadership and optimism, and the two types of leaders, which are "diminishers" and "multipliers."  Moreover, we explore the concept of the multiplier effect, where leaders unlock the full potential of their team's intelligence, resulting in a culture of growth and high performance. In order to identify whether an employee is under a diminishing leader or a multiplier, Liz also mentions the research methodology she used, where professionals were asked to describe situations where they thrived under a leader and situations where they held back. Liz Wiseman is one of the 100+ CEOs I interviewed for my new book, Leading With Vulnerability, which is coming out in October. ⁠Check it out here and pre-order your copy now.⁠ __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email ⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
8/15/202321 minutes, 33 seconds
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Speed, Grit, and Glory: How Leadership Made John Force A Drag Racing Legend

In today's episode, we dive into the fast-paced world of drag racing with none other than John Force, an American NHRA drag racer. He is a 16-time NHRA and 1 time AHRA Funny Car champion driver and a 22-time champion car owner, and owner of John Force Racing. From humble beginnings in logging camps and trailer parks, John's journey to the pinnacle of his sport is a testament to hard work, resilience, and an unwavering never-give-up attitude. We discuss the intricacies of drag racing, exploring everything from team dynamics to the technological aspects that go into making a car race-ready. John's passion for racing is palpable as he shares the thrill of the sport, the camaraderie of his team, and his constant pursuit of innovation and improvement. Even at the age of 74, John's dedication to his sport remains unwavering, with no plans of retiring and a continued commitment to competing professionally. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: https://greatleadership.substack.com/
8/14/202348 minutes, 29 seconds
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Vulnerability and Victory with CEO of Belden, Roel Vestjens

Today's episode is with Roel Vestjens, Former CEO of Belden. We explored a wide range of topics, focusing on leadership, vulnerability, and personal growth. Roel shared his experiences and insights into the company's global operations and his time in Asia, where he learned valuable lessons about cultural sensitivity. We discussed the importance of vulnerability in leadership, with Roel emphasizing humility, openness, and the balance between vulnerability and strength. We also discuss Roel's personal journey, including his early aspirations to become a CEO and how he navigated his career to achieve this goal. Throughout our conversation, Roel's emphasis on being human, approachable, and willing to learn from others resonated with me. His insights into embracing vulnerability and the qualities that have shaped him as a leader provided a compelling perspective on leadership and success at Belden. It was an enlightening conversation that offered valuable lessons for leaders at all levels. Roel Vestjens is one of the 100+ CEOs I interviewed for my new book, Leading With Vulnerability, which is coming out in October. ⁠Check it out here and pre-order your copy now.⁠ __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
8/12/202328 minutes, 8 seconds
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Sparks: The Role of Vulnerability in High-functioning Teams

In today’s leadership spark, Lt. Colonel Dan Rooney discusses vulnerability and its role within high-functioning teams, such as fighter pilots and special operators. He emphasizes the importance of trust and openness, where vulnerability is embraced to improve performance and learn from mistakes.  Dan shares personal experiences, including a near-fatal mistake during a flight and the financial struggles he faced while building a golf course. He highlights the significance of overcoming challenges and finding intentionality in daily actions, even during difficult times. The advice he gives to leaders is to create environments where failure is accepted and to focus on working hard and being nice as a simple yet effective leadership approach. Dan Rooney is one of the 100+ CEOs I interviewed for my new book, Leading With Vulnerability, which is coming out in October. ⁠Check it out here and pre-order your copy now.⁠ __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email ⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
8/10/202314 minutes, 18 seconds
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Sparks: How Complacency Endangers Leadership and Life

In today’s leadership spark, Lt. Colonel Dan Rooney, a fighter pilot and Founder of Folds of Honor Foundation, discusses the dangers of complacency in leadership and life. He shares a personal story from a combat mission, highlighting the empowering feeling of being solely responsible for others' lives.  Dan emphasizes the importance of discipline over motivation and outlines his daily code, "Kaboo," which helps him stay focused and intentional. While acknowledging that failure happens during missions, he stresses the significance of learning from mistakes to continually improve performance and achieve excellence. Dan Rooney is one of the 100+ CEOs I interviewed for my new book, Leading With Vulnerability, which is coming out in October. ⁠Check it out here and pre-order your copy now.⁠ __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email ⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
8/9/202314 minutes, 30 seconds
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Sparks: 3 Transformative Ways to Lead Fearlessly

In today’s leadership spark, I chat with Lt. Colonel Dan Rooney, Founder of Folds of Honor Foundation. Dan shares remarkable life lessons learned from being a fighter pilot and how he applies it to his leadership and personal growth.  Dan shares three transformative lessons he learned during his training: starting every day with gratitude, staying ready so you don't have to get ready, and going before you're ready. Dan also shares a personal story about overcoming complacency and the dangers of tying identity solely to achievements. He highlights the power of vulnerability and humility in leadership, acknowledging that struggles and setbacks are part of the human experience. Dan Rooney is one of the 100+ CEOs I interviewed for my new book, Leading With Vulnerability, which is coming out in October. Check it out here and pre-order your copy now. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email https://greatleadership.substack.com/
8/8/202317 minutes, 49 seconds
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Curiosity Over Animosity: How to Have Hard Conversations At Work W/ Former UNICEF CEO

In this episode, I speak with Caryl Stern, a remarkable leader and philanthropist. Caryl's background includes serving as the Executive Director of the Walton Family Foundation, being on the Board of Directors at The Container Store, and leading UNICEF USA. She shares the importance of doing good, influenced by her immigrant mentality and the serendipity of life. Caryl emphasizes being open to new opportunities and embracing roles that scare us. We discuss her pivotal moment in choosing philanthropy and the profound experiences she's encountered. Caryl highlights how helping others releases feel-good chemicals and the significance of humility. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: https://greatleadership.substack.com/
8/7/202348 minutes, 39 seconds
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How the CEO of Amsted Industries Discovered Being Vulnerable by Playing Piano

In today's episode, I speak with Stephen Smith, CEO of Amsted Industries. Stephen shares his belief that vulnerability is about acknowledging that you can be wrong and being willing to expose yourself as a human being. He emphasized that showing vulnerability helps to level the playing field and eliminates defensiveness, which can hinder effective decision-making. Stephen recounted instances where he openly admitted his ignorance during meetings, which he believes fosters a culture of learning and growth. He also highlighted the importance of sharing personal experiences, such as his joy of becoming a grandparent, to help others see him as a human being with similar joys and emotions. We discussed the importance of balancing vulnerability with strength, especially during challenging times like the COVID-19 pandemic. Stephen believes that being vulnerable can convey strength and security, and it's crucial to communicate both effectively. He also shared that he's been vulnerable in his personal life, such as taking piano lessons at 65 and performing in a recital alongside a five-year-old prodigy. Stephen believes that living a life where you're not always the powerful person but sometimes the vulnerable one is important, especially as a leader. Stephen Smith is one of the 100+ CEOs I interviewed for my new book, Leading With Vulnerability, which is coming out in October. ⁠Check it out here and pre-order your copy now.⁠ __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: ⁠https://greatleadership.substack.com/
8/5/202319 minutes, 41 seconds
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Sparks: How to Lead Authentically with former Medtronic CEO Bill George

In this leadership spark, Bill George, former Chairman and CEO of Medtronic, discusses the essence of authentic leadership. He stresses the importance of finding one's True North – understanding personal beliefs, passions, motivations, and sources of fulfillment – by reflecting on past experiences and crucibles.  Bill emphasizes staying aligned with your True North and resisting compromising values for short-term gains or external validation. He advocates for emotional intelligence and vulnerability, encouraging leaders to seek feedback, learn from experiences, and make principled decisions. Ultimately, he inspires aspiring leaders to lead authentically, empowering others and making a positive difference. Bill George is one of the 100+ CEOs I interviewed for my new book, Leading With Vulnerability, which is coming out in October. Check it out here and pre-order your copy now. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email https://greatleadership.substack.com/
8/3/202321 minutes, 2 seconds
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Sparks: The Role of Resilience in Developing Successful Leaders

In today’s leadership spark, Bill George, former Chairman and CEO of Medtronic, dives deep into the most critical aspect of any company: its people. He highlights the importance of frontline employees and their role in driving the success of the organization.  Bill mentions the importance of creating an environment where innovation can thrive. He encourages leaders to have a high tolerance for failure and to learn from setbacks. Bill also finds personal development crucial as a leader and emphasizes the importance of self-awareness. He suggests regularly seeking 360-degree feedback for growth and reflecting and taking time to evaluate one's actions and impact on others. Bill George is one of the 100+ CEOs I interviewed for my new book, Leading With Vulnerability, which is coming out in October. Check it out here and pre-order your copy now. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email https://greatleadership.substack.com/
8/2/202328 minutes, 59 seconds
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Sparks: The Changing Expectations of Leaders in Modern Times

In today’s leadership spark, I chat with Bill George, former CEO of Medtronic and Executive Fellow at Harvard Business School, about his leadership journey and experiences. Bill shares how his father's advice, to be the leader he never became, shaped his career. He also discusses his early struggles with leadership, and he emphasizes the importance of caring about people and building deep connections as a leader.  Bill recalls his early leadership role at Litton Industries and how a crisis there taught him invaluable lessons in leading through tough times. He also talks about his time at Medtronic, the growth of the company, and the significance of innovation and developing inspired leaders. Overall, the discussion revolves around the evolution of leadership, the impact of relationships, and the changing expectations of leaders in modern times. Bill George is one of the 100+ CEOs I interviewed for my new book, Leading With Vulnerability, which is coming out in October. Check it out here and pre-order your copy now. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email https://greatleadership.substack.com/  
8/1/202319 minutes, 41 seconds
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Top Chipotle Exec. Reveals The Secret To Their Corporate Culture & Engaged Workforce

Today, I have the pleasure of speaking with Scott Boatwright, the Chief Restaurant Officer at Chipotle. Known for his operational strategies and his ability to drive change, Boatwright has been instrumental in reshaping the food safety measures and employee management at Chipotle. He brings a wealth of experience from his role at Chipotle, and his insights are sure to inspire. In our conversation today, we delve into the heart of operational systems, food safety measures, and employee benefits. From the importance of maintaining the quality and freshness of their ingredients, to the food safety measures and operational systems Scott implemented at Chipotle, we cover several important topics. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: https://greatleadership.substack.com/
7/31/202350 minutes, 32 seconds
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How The CEO of 16,000 Person Quad, Creates Genuine Human Connections & Leads With Vulnerability

Today's conversation is with Joel Quadracci, CEO of Quad Graphics. Quad is a commercial printing company which offers marketing strategy and management services, based in Sussex, Wisconsin and has approximately 16,000 employees'. Joel shares the importance of authenticity and "being real" in leadership, arguing that vulnerability should not be seen as a weakness but rather as a sign of genuine human connection. He also shares his journey of leading a company that grew from a printing business to a multifaceted agency, and the challenges he faced along the way, including the sudden passing of his father. Joel underscores the significance of inclusive decision-making and the emotional toll that comes with making tough decisions. He also discusses his personal approach to vulnerability, which involves being open to criticism and maintaining a sense of humor. Today's episodes teaches us by embracing vulnerability, leaders can foster a culture of trust, openness, and inclusivity, which can ultimately lead to more resilient and successful organizations. Quadracci's journey shows the importance of being true to oneself, even in the face of adversity, and the power of a genuine human connection in the realm of leadership. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: https://greatleadership.substack.com/
7/29/202329 minutes, 47 seconds
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Sparks: Three Keys That Drive Organizational Success

In today’s Leadership Spark, Julia Boorstin, Senior Media & Technology Correspondent at CNBC, discusses the importance of adaptability, vulnerability, and contextual thinking in organizations. Julia emphasizes the significance of gathering data and listening to the people on the ground to make informed decisions when planning for worst-case scenarios.  Julia also highlights the value of vulnerability in leadership, encouraging leaders to acknowledge their weaknesses and create psychological safety within their organizations. Moreover, she explains the concept of contextual thinking, which involves solving root problems and preventing issues rather than simply reacting to them. By taking a broader perspective and asking tangential questions, leaders can find more effective solutions. Julia Boorstin is one of the 100+ CEOs I interviewed for my new book, Leading With Vulnerability, which is coming out in October. Check it out here and pre-order your copy now. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email https://greatleadership.substack.com/
7/27/202322 minutes, 8 seconds
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Sparks: How Effective Leaders Thrive with Vulnerability and Adaptability

In today’s Leadership Spark, Julia Boorstin, Senior Media & Technology Correspondent at CNBC, discusses various qualities and characteristics of effective leaders, focusing on vulnerability and adaptability. She emphasizes that no one is born a leader and that leadership skills are developed through practice. She also highlights that vulnerability is a superpower, allowing leaders to connect with others, inspire trust, and foster learning.  Julia further discusses the importance of adaptability and the willingness to change one's mind in order to solve problems and embrace new opportunities. She also explores the differences in confidence between men and women and how confidence levels change over time. Finally, Julia highlights the significance of asking questions and seeking clarity in meetings, as it encourages open dialogue and collective learning. Julia Boorstin is one of the 100+ CEOs I interviewed for my new book, Leading With Vulnerability, which is coming out in October. Check it out here and pre-order your copy now. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email https://greatleadership.substack.com/  
7/26/202313 minutes, 58 seconds
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Sparks: How Women Leaders Are Reshaping the Leadership Landscape

In today’s Leadership Spark, I chat with Julia Boorstin, Senior Media & Technology Correspondent at CNBC. We delve into the challenges women face in leadership roles and accessing venture capital funding. She highlights the issue of pattern matching in the investment landscape, where investors tend to favor founders who fit established success patterns, leading to a lack of diversity in funding.  Julia emphasizes the need to address unconscious bias and promote skill-based hiring and promotion processes to create equal opportunities for advancement. Our conversation also addresses resilience, self-perception as leaders, and the importance of moving beyond categorizing female CEOs separately. Julia Boorstin is one of the 100+ CEOs I interviewed for my new book, Leading With Vulnerability, which is coming out in October.  Check it out here and pre-order your copy now. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email https://greatleadership.substack.com/
7/25/202325 minutes, 2 seconds
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Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine on How To Do the Impossible & Conquer any Challenge

Today’s episode is with none other than Robert Irvine, a celebrity chef, entrepreneur, author, and host of Food Network's hit show "Restaurant Impossible". Known for his dynamic leadership style and his ability to transform failing restaurants, Irvine has been instrumental in reshaping the culinary landscape. He brings a wealth of experience from his time in the military and his insights are sure to inspire. In our conversation today, we discussed the heart of leadership and the role it plays in creating successful teams and businesses. From the importance of self-belief and understanding what motivates others, as highlighted in his leadership philosophy, to the shift in mindset required for an individual to emerge as a leader, we cover several important topics. We also explore the role of middle management in organizations, drawing parallels with the military where non-commissioned officers are trained to control and utilize people to the best of their ability, and the importance of empathetic leadership in fostering a culture that enables growth and success. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email https://greatleadership.substack.com/
7/24/202350 minutes, 47 seconds
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Authentic Leadership from Tina Freese Decker, CEO of Corewell Health

Today's episode is with Tina Freese Decker, the President and CEO of Corewell Health, with 60,000+ employees and based in New York. Corewell Health was formerly known as Beaumont Health. Today, Tina shares the importance of vulnerability in leadership. She believes that being authentic and vulnerable are not choices but necessities for effective leadership. Tina also emphasizes the significance of knowing oneself, one's values, and one's purpose to build confidence, which in turn enables vulnerability and authenticity. Tina shares several instances from her career where she had to display vulnerability, such as reconsidering a board decision based on new information and openly discussing the possibility of making the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for her organization. She also highlights the importance of balancing sharing personal information with the purpose of the conversation and the need to maintain psychological safety, respect, trust, and dignity. She also discusses the impact of vulnerability on her team. She believes that being authentic and vulnerable helps engage the team more effectively, fostering a sense of togetherness and grit that drives success. She asserts that vulnerability is a key aspect of creating real followership and connection to the organization's purpose. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email: https://greatleadership.substack.com/
7/22/202319 minutes, 23 seconds
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Sparks: How Vulnerability and Self-Compassion Shaped Eric Miles' Leadership Style

In today’s leadership spark, Eric Miles, CEO of Moss Adams, reflects on his biggest mistakes and failures in business. He acknowledges the pivotal role of a partner who made him realize the importance of influencing and engaging with others. Eric emphasizes the value of self-awareness, vulnerability, and self-compassion, which have allowed him to grow as a leader.  Eric also highlights the freedom and confidence that comes with accepting imperfection and being comfortable in one's own skin. He acknowledges that vulnerability can be challenging, especially when making tough decisions that may hurt others. However, he finds it freeing and believes it protects him from criticism. Eric Miles is one of the 100+ CEOs I interviewed for my new book, Leading With Vulnerability which is coming out in October. Check it out here and pre-order your copy now. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email https://greatleadership.substack.com/
7/20/202313 minutes, 22 seconds
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Sparks: Balancing Work and Life in the Hybrid Work Environment

In today’s leadership spark, Eric Miles, CEO of Moss Adams, discusses the growing importance of well-being at work and the need to balance work and life stress in the hybrid work environment. He emphasizes the value of creating an environment where people can thrive and highlights the significance of relationships and personal health. Eric's agile mindset and future-focused thinking have played a role in his career progression. He believes in asking questions, staying curious, and utilizing frameworks like the "Five Whys" and Ishikawa diagrams for decision-making. Eric Miles is one of the 100+ CEOs I interviewed for my new book, Leading With Vulnerability which is coming out in October. Check it out here and pre-order your copy now. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email https://greatleadership.substack.com/
7/19/202317 minutes, 25 seconds
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Sparks: How to Cultivate Winning Teams by Focusing on Growth

In this leadership spark, I chat with Eric Miles, the CEO of Moss Adams, about his unique perspective on growth. Eric emphasizes the significance of coaching and creating a supportive environment for team satisfaction, development, and well-being. He believes that by focusing on the growth and development of people, revenue and profit naturally follow.  Eric also shares his thoughts on hybrid work, viewing the office as a tool for connection and purpose rather than a mere physical space. He underscores the value of a strong culture and the importance of internal equity in attracting and retaining talent, emphasizing a value proposition that prioritizes connection, growth, and work-life balance. Eric Miles is one of the 100+ CEOs I interviewed for my new book, Leading With Vulnerability which is coming out in October. Check it out here and pre-order your copy now. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email https://greatleadership.substack.com/
7/18/202319 minutes, 18 seconds
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From Crisis to Collaboration, Learn How Dan Helfrich Drives Success at Deloitte Consulting

In today’s episode, I speak with Dan Helfrich, the Chairman and CEO of Deloitte Consulting. He has been with the company for over 20 years and he currently leads a team of over 85,000 people. We discussed the difference between leading with influence versus command and control. Dan likened these styles to a captain versus a coach. Dan emphasized that command and control leadership is necessary in crisis situations, such as a pandemic. However, in times of uncertainty that aren't time-sensitive, leading with influence can be more effective, as it brings more voices into the conversation. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email https://greatleadership.substack.com/
7/17/202346 minutes, 43 seconds
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How Lard Friese, The CEO of Aegon, Leads With Vulnerability

Today's episode is with Lard Friese, both the CEO and Chairman of Aegon, a multinational life insurance, pensions, and asset management company headquartered in The Hague, Netherlands. It has businesses in over 20 countries in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In today's episode, we discussed key topics such as leadership, vulnerability, and personal maturity in professional roles. Friese emphasized the importance of leaders being aware of their environment and showing their personality. He also shared a personal story about a significant failure early in his career, highlighting the importance of listening to his team and owning up to mistakes. Lard also discussed the power of authenticity in leadership roles and how it can build trust and improve team dynamics. Today's episode offers a valuable perspective on leadership and personal growth in professional success based on Lard's insights. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email https://greatleadership.substack.com/
7/15/202327 minutes, 49 seconds
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Sparks: How to Build a Culture for Learning

In today’s leadership spark, Alexa von Tobel, CEO of LearnVest and Founder of Inspired Capital, shares insights on structured learning, self-awareness, and inclusive decision-making. She emphasizes the value of a learning mindset, setting goals, and seeking feedback.  Alexa also highlights the importance of bringing people along, fostering transparency, and valuing input for effective decision-making. She emphasizes the importance of transparency, shared norms, and input from team members to create a sense of ownership and collaboration. Alexa's approach focuses on empowering individuals, valuing their perspectives, and making decisions that benefit the collective team. ___________________ This episode is sponsored by AvePoint. Take control of your SaaS environment and ensure secure collaboration with AvePoint. ___________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email https://greatleadership.substack.com/
7/13/202312 minutes
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Sparks: How Work-Life Balance Breeds Productive Leaders and Teams

In today’s leadership spark, Alexa von Tobel, CEO of LearnVest and Founder of Inspired Capital, emphasizes the importance of work-life balance and shares her own experiences of overworking and its negative consequences. She also discusses the value of working with a coach to foster personal growth and highlights the role of vulnerability in leadership. Moreover, Alexa also emphasizes the significance of hiring talent that aligns with the company's mission and values, as well as the importance of continuous learning and self-awareness. She highlights the value of assessments and tools that provide insights into strengths and weaknesses, enabling leaders to make informed decisions and build effective teams. ___________________ This episode is sponsored by AvePoint. Take control of your SaaS environment and ensure secure collaboration with AvePoint. ___________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email https://greatleadership.substack.com/
7/12/202321 minutes, 21 seconds
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Sparks: How Learning from Failures and Seeking Mentorship Propels Growth

In today’s leadership spark, I speak with Alexa von Tobel, CEO of LearnVest and Founder of Inspired Capital. Alexa shares her journey and insights on building successful businesses, emphasizing the importance of learning from failures and seeking guidance through coaching and mentorship.  Alexa highlights the need for balance in leadership, including managing workloads, prioritizing sleep and exercise, and seeking perspective outside of work. She also emphasizes the value of surrounding oneself with trusted advisors who are willing to provide honest feedback. Through her experiences, Alexa demonstrates the growth and personal development that comes from embracing challenges and learning from others. ___________________ This episode is sponsored by AvePoint. Take control of your SaaS environment and ensure secure collaboration with AvePoint. ___________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email https://greatleadership.substack.com/
7/11/202312 minutes, 55 seconds
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CEO Of Lumen Technologies Kate Johnson's Pioneering Leadership Strategies

Today, I have the pleasure of conversing with Kate Johnson, the CEO of Lumen Technologies. Known for her transformative leadership and her ability to drive change, Johnson has been instrumental in reshaping the corporate culture at Lumen. She brings a wealth of experience from her previous role as the president of Microsoft in the United States, and her insights are sure to inspire. In our conversation today, we delve into the heart of corporate culture transformation and the role of leadership in this process. While we have previously discussed her journey at Microsoft, today our focus is on extracting key insights from Johnson's profound understanding of the business landscape and her analysis of the latest happenings at Lumen. From the importance of a clear mission and assembling the right leadership team, as highlighted in her transformation strategy at Lumen, to the shift in mindset required for a company to succeed, we cover several important topics. You can subscribe to Apple Podcasts for ad-free listening, weekly bonus episodes, and early access to new episodes. __________________ This episode is sponsored by: AvePoint Rapidly reduce costs, improve productivity and make more informed business decisions with AvePoint. With the most advanced platform to optimize SaaS operations and secure collaboration, AvePoint helps you transform your digital workplace and collaborate with confidence. To get started, go to www.avepoint.com and learn how you can advance your digital workplace today. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email https://greatleadership.substack.com/
7/10/202349 minutes, 25 seconds
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Sparks: How to Overcome Inertia and Drive Change

In today’s leadership spark, Loran Nordgren, Professor at Kellogg School of Management,  explores the concept of inertia as a barrier to innovation and change. Inertia refers to the human tendency to favor the familiar over the unfamiliar. Loran discusses how big transformations can face resistance due to the unfamiliarity of the idea. It would take reframing the change, taking incremental steps, and making the unfamiliar feel familiar to overcome this resistance.  Further into our conversation, Loran emphasizes the importance of understanding the human element and finding ways to bring people along on the change journey by addressing their emotions, minimizing effort, and involving them in the process. ___________________ This episode is sponsored by AvePoint. Take control of your SaaS environment and ensure secure collaboration with AvePoint. ___________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email https://greatleadership.substack.com/
7/6/202310 minutes, 51 seconds
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Sparks: How to Overcome the Resistance & Embrace New Ideas

In today’s leadership spark, Loran Nordgren, Professor at Kellogg School of Management, talks about the concept of frictions in innovation and change, and the meaning of inertia, effort, and reactance. Loran mentions the four specific frictions that stand in the way of embracing new ideas. We also dived deep into the importance of addressing these frictions and involving the audience in the change process is emphasized, as their reactions and feelings greatly impact the success of innovation and transformation. ___________________ This episode is sponsored by AvePoint. Take control of your SaaS environment and ensure secure collaboration with AvePoint. ___________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email https://greatleadership.substack.com/
7/5/202320 minutes, 25 seconds
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Sparks: The Secret to Selling Ideas and Driving Change

In today’s leadership spark, I speak with Loran Nordgren, Professor at Kellogg School of Management. We dive deep into the concept of friction theory and the importance of focusing on barriers rather than just appeal in driving change and selling ideas. He emphasizes that while many people believe that elevating appeal and adding more value is the key to success, it is often the barriers or frictions that hold ideas back. Drawing an analogy to a bullet's flight, Loran explains that simply adding more gunpowder (fuel) does not help if the bullet lacks aerodynamics to reduce resistance.  Similarly, in organizations, the key is to identify and address the frictions that hold ideas back. By making ideas more aerodynamic and removing barriers, real progress and growth can be achieved. ___________________ This episode is sponsored by AvePoint. Take control of your SaaS environment and ensure secure collaboration with AvePoint. ___________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email https://greatleadership.substack.com/
7/4/202318 minutes
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Best-Selling Author Seth Godin on Leadership, Vulnerability, and Making an Impact in the New Era

Today we'll be diving into the world of author and entrepreneur Seth Godin. Seth has recently released a new book titled "The Song of Significance," which explores the concept of significance in the world and questions whether we are in a new era of leadership. In our conversation, we'll discuss the negative effects of automation, the balance of power shift within organizations, and the importance of leading with vulnerability. We'll also touch on the distinction between management and leadership, and the companies that Seth admires. Throughout our discussion, we'll be focusing on the idea of significance and how to create it in your life and work. Seth will share his insights on where to start and how to crack the egg to make a real impact. __________________ This episode is sponsored by: AvePoint Rapidly reduce costs, improve productivity and make more informed business decisions with AvePoint. With the most advanced platform to optimize SaaS operations and secure collaboration, AvePoint helps you transform your digital workplace and collaborate with confidence. To get started, go to www.avepoint.com and learn how you can advance your digital workplace today. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email https://greatleadership.substack.com/
7/3/202354 minutes, 59 seconds
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Sparks: The Importance of Tackling Diversity and Inclusion in Leadership

In today’s leadership spark, Tiger Tyagarajan, CEO of Genpact, and I dive deeper into the importance of addressing issues such as diversity and inclusion in leadership roles, the potential impact of artificial intelligence on jobs, and personal experiences that have influenced Tiger’s approach to leadership. Tiger also highlights the need for continuous learning, humility, and embracing curiosity. _________________ This episode is sponsored by AvePoint. Take control of your SaaS environment and ensure secure collaboration with AvePoint. ___________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email https://greatleadership.substack.com/
6/29/202317 minutes, 31 seconds
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Sparks: How Virtual Communication and Empathy Drive Remote Work Success

In today’s leadership spark, Tiger Tyagarajan, CEO of Genpact, and I discussed the post-COVID work landscape and the nuanced shift in the way work is conducted. We also explore the potential benefits of distributed workforces, reduced commute times, and the ability to tap into new talent from diverse locations.  Our discussion also touched on the accelerated digital transformation during the pandemic and the reasons why organizations often resist change. At the leadership level, increased virtual communication and empathy play key roles in motivating and engaging remote teams, as well as checking in on employees' well-being and safety. _________________ This episode is sponsored by AvePoint. Take control of your SaaS environment and ensure secure collaboration with AvePoint. ___________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email https://greatleadership.substack.com/
6/28/202328 minutes, 23 seconds
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Sparks: How to Navigate Tough Choices and Find Your North Star

In today’s leadership spark, I speak with Tiger Tyagarajan, CEO of Genpact. We delved into his personal journey and the importance of making tough choices and the key factors in navigating them, such as data-driven decision-making, collaboration, and transparency.  He also emphasized the significance of having clear objectives and aligning them with the company's purpose, values, and culture. It’s important to stick to the organization's North Star and making decisions that prioritize client satisfaction and long-term relationships. Our conversation also touched on Genpact's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, showcasing their ability to adapt quickly and redeploy employees to meet changing demands. _________________ This episode is sponsored by AvePoint. Take control of your SaaS environment and ensure secure collaboration with AvePoint. ___________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email https://greatleadership.substack.com/  
6/27/202325 minutes, 5 seconds
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How the CEO of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Solves Tough Problems

My interview today is with Dr. James Downing, President and Chief Executive Officer of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, a leading authority in solving the world's toughest problems. With his visionary leadership, Dr. Downing has spearheaded groundbreaking advancements and transformed the landscape of healthcare. In our conversation, we delve into the essence of problem-solving and explore the methodologies that drive progress. We uncover Dr. Downing's unique approach to breaking down complex challenges and determining their worthiness. Join us as we unravel the secrets of "blue sky" thinking, from assembling brilliant minds to generating and testing innovative ideas. Discover the key metrics for measuring success and learn how failures can be invaluable teachers. __________________ This episode is sponsored by: AvePoint Rapidly reduce costs, improve productivity and make more informed business decisions with AvePoint. With the most advanced platform to optimize SaaS operations and secure collaboration, AvePoint helps you transform your digital workplace and collaborate with confidence. To get started, go to www.avepoint.com and learn how you can advance your digital workplace today. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email https://greatleadership.substack.com/
6/26/202351 minutes, 45 seconds
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Sparks: How to Make Your Executive Presence Stand Out

In today’s leadership spark, Executive Coach Tom Henschel and I talk about how to make your executive presence unique and stand out, emphasizing the importance of confidence and self-awareness. We also explore the three components of executive presence: gravitas, communication, and appearance.  Tom highlights the significance of negative automatic thoughts and how managing them is crucial for building confidence and gravitas. As we wrapped up the discussion, Tom leaves us with an action item for improving executive presence: recording a short video and seeking feedback from others to gain insights and make adjustments. _________________ This episode is sponsored by AvePoint. Take control of your SaaS environment and ensure secure collaboration with AvePoint. _________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email https://greatleadership.substack.com/
6/22/202318 minutes, 34 seconds
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Sparks: How to Determine and Build Your Executive Presence

In today’s leadership spark, Executive Coach Tom Henschel and I discuss the importance of communications and presence in leadership. Tom discusses the importance of concise communication, the art of answering questions effectively, and the tendency to drift off-topic in conversations. Tom also shares coaching insights and techniques to help leaders develop these skills and enhance their executive presence. Tom and I dived deeper into how to determine if one has an executive presence, the importance of feedback and recognition over time, and the challenges and strategies for developing an executive presence in a virtual world. He also addressed the impact of technology on virtual executive presence, such as lighting, microphone quality, and camera positioning. Our conversation also covered whether executive presence is exclusive to extroverts or if introverts can also cultivate it with a game day attitude and conscious effort. ________________ This episode is sponsored by AvePoint. Take control of your SaaS environment and ensure secure collaboration with AvePoint. ________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email https://greatleadership.substack.com/  
6/21/202321 minutes, 45 seconds
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Sparks: How to Build Your Executive Presence

In today’s leadership spark, Executive Coach Tom Henschel discusses the concept of executive presence and its crucial role in leadership and how it influences how others perceive and trust leaders. The nature of executive presence is diverse, as it varies across industries and organizational contexts. According to Tom, executive presence encompasses both behavioral aspects and attitude, including confidence, the ability to command a room, and great speaking skills. Leaders often find it challenging to develop executive presence. While executive presence may not directly secure a promotion or job, its absence can hinder progress. _________________ This episode is sponsored by AvePoint. Take control of your SaaS environment and ensure secure collaboration with AvePoint. ___________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email https://greatleadership.substack.com/
6/20/202321 minutes, 24 seconds
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Leadership Lessons From Ex-CEO of the World's Largest Private Company

My guest today us David MacLennan, the Executive Chair and former CEO of Cargill, a global food and agribusiness corporation that employs over 160,000 employees in 70 countries. David shares his journey, from his early days in the company to his rise to the top, and the challenges he faced along the way. In this conversation, David discusses the importance of followership in leadership. He emphasizes that a title alone does not command respect or followership; it must be earned through credibility, sincerity, and reliability. He also shares his philosophy on leadership, which involves creating a personal connection with those he leads through authenticity and transparency. David believes that trust is the cornerstone of effective leadership, and he strives to earn this trust from his team and the wider organization.  ___________________ This episode is sponsored by: AvePoint Rapidly reduce costs, improve productivity and make more informed business decisions with AvePoint. With the most advanced platform to optimize SaaS operations and secure collaboration, AvePoint helps you transform your digital workplace and collaborate with confidence. To get started, go to www.avepoint.com and learn how you can advance your digital workplace today. ___________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email https://greatleadership.substack.com/
6/19/202340 minutes, 49 seconds
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Sparks: The Role of Algorithms and AI in Modern Society

In today’s leadership spark, renowned Author Brian Christian and I delve into the creation and challenges of algorithms, emphasizing the distinction between traditional algorithms and machine learning models. We explore how machine learning models are trained using examples and objective functions, highlighting their potential for accuracy and generalization. Brian also mentions the complexities of AI in fields like aerospace safety and hiring processes. We explore the challenges of balancing automation with human intuition and the risks of biases embedded in algorithms. While cautioning against overreliance on AI, Brian highlights the need for ongoing research, transparency, and ethical considerations in the development and deployment of these technologies. ___________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email https://greatleadership.substack.com/  
6/15/202314 minutes, 11 seconds
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Sparks: The Implications and Challenges Presented by AI

In today’s episode spark, I engage in a thought-provoking conversation with renowned Author Brian Christian. In our conversation, we explore the creation of algorithms, from traditional step-by-step code to modern machine learning models. Brian emphasizes the importance of understanding these systems, even for non-technical individuals, as they increasingly shape our lives and decisions.  Further into our discussion, we dived deeper into real-world examples of AI and machine learning in action, such as medical diagnostics, social media algorithms, and even judicial decision-making. The episode sheds light on the implications and challenges presented by these technologies, urging listeners to be informed citizens in the algorithm-driven world we live in. ___________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email https://greatleadership.substack.com/  
6/14/202319 minutes, 6 seconds
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Sparks: The Bridge Between Human Values and Artificial Intelligence

In today’s episode spark, I had the pleasure of chatting with renowned Author Brian Christian. We discussed his latest book, "The Alignment Problem: Machine Learning and Human Values," and why he wrote it. Brian shared how the public conversation around AI shifted in 2014, leading him to explore the intersection of AI and human values. He highlighted the emergence of technical AI safety as a research field and discussed incidents that underscored the ethical challenges AI presents. Brian also touched on the history of AI and its breakthrough in 2012, along with the power and potential dangers of AI. _________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email https://greatleadership.substack.com/
6/13/202318 minutes, 47 seconds
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Transactional Vs. Transformational Leadership: How to Bridge Between the Two with Bruce Avolio

My interview today is with Bruce Avolio, the Director of the Gallup Leadership Institute and a renowned expert in the field of leadership. Bruce has dedicated his career to studying leadership and developing strategies for effective leadership in today's rapidly changing world. In our conversation, we explore the topic of leadership and how to become a successful leader. Bruce shares his insights on the debate of whether leaders are born or made, and emphasizes the importance of self-awareness and innovation for leaders. He also highlights the growing emphasis on psychological safety in the workplace and the value of authenticity in leadership. We also discuss the different types of leadership, including transactional and transformational leadership, and how each approach can impact employee satisfaction and retention. Bruce shares his research on the impact of CEO approval on board retention decisions and the importance of having a strong core value as a leader. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email https://greatleadership.substack.com/
6/12/202351 minutes, 24 seconds
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Sparks: How to Unlock the Power of Golden Behaviors

In this leadership spark, BJ Fogg, Adjunct Professor at Stanford & Author of Tiny Habits, and I delve into the power of tiny habits, the concept of golden behaviors, and debunk the myth that repetition alone creates lasting habits. BJ shares practical examples and expert guidance on how to design habits that align with your aspirations and motivations. In our conversation, BJ also shares how to recognize and nurture golden behaviors that have a significant impact on your personal and professional life and the significance of consistency and evolving habits over time.  __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email https://greatleadership.substack.com/
6/8/202318 minutes, 48 seconds
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Sparks: How Tiny Habits Transform Lives Thumbnail Title From Baby Steps to Great Leaps

In today’s leadership spark, BJ Fogg, Adjunct Professor at Stanford & Author of Tiny Habits, explains how the Tiny Habits methods can be applied to various aspects of life, including health, productivity, relationships, and even leadership.  BJ shares insights into the framework of the five-day program, where participants spend just 35 minutes exploring and practicing tiny habits. Moreover, he shares success stories and research insights, highlighting the effectiveness of small steps in creating lasting behavior change. Discover how these small steps can lead to significant growth and expansion, opening doors to personal improvement and achievement. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email https://greatleadership.substack.com/    
6/7/202317 minutes, 20 seconds
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Sparks: Achieving Big Results through Tiny Habits with BJ Fogg

In today’s leadership spark, BJ Fogg, Adjunct Professor at Stanford & Author of Tiny Habits, shares his journey from aspiring to be a surgeon to pursuing a doctorate at Stanford, where his focus shifted to habits and behavior change. BJ discusses his research on the pro-social aspects of habits and highlights the significance of finding a balance between achievement and personal fulfillment. We dived deeper into BJ's book, "Tiny Habits," which emphasizes the power of making small changes in behavior. He shares his own experience of hacking habits and discovering that simplicity and integration into existing routines can lead to lasting change. We discussed how BJ's method has helped many individuals significantly, which led him to teach and coaching others. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email https://greatleadership.substack.com/
6/6/202320 minutes, 10 seconds
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Unleashing the Power of Productive Insubordination with Author and Psychologist Todd Kashdan

My guest today is Todd B. Kashdan, a professor of psychology at George Mason University, and a leading authority on well-being, curiosity, courage, and resilience. He has published more than 220 scientific articles, his work has been cited more than 40,000 times, and he received the American Psychological Association’s Award for Distinguished Scientific Early Career Contributions to Psychology. He has written 5 books including his latest one called The Art of Insubordination: How to Dissent and Defy Effectively. Todd also founded the Well-Being Lab at George Mason University which has produced over 210 peer-reviewed journal articles on well-being and resilience, psychological flexibility, meaning and purpose in life, curiosity, and managing social anxiety. The conversation today is fast paced, energetic, and touches on a lot of topics impacting organizations and individuals around the world. We look at how and why people are struggling with well-being, having a voice at work and if that’s even possible in today’s cancel culture climate, if you can really control technology or if technology controls you, and the woke movement and the impact that is having on organizations and individuals including what Todd calls the speed to intolerance. __________________ Start your day with the world’s top leaders by joining thousands of others at Great Leadership on Substack. Just enter your email https://greatleadership.substack.com/
6/5/202351 minutes, 21 seconds
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Sparks: CEO Molly Fletcher’s Negotiation Secrets Revealed

In today’s leadership spark, Molly Fletcher, CEO of The Molly Fletcher Company, and I delve into the art of building relationships and mastering the skill of negotiation. Molly shares valuable insights and strategies for identifying potential in individuals, recognizing red flags, and aligning expectations for successful partnerships. Molly also mentions how to develop a resilient mindset to overcome setbacks and turn defeat into triumph. She also shares practical tips for effective negotiation, including the importance of preparation, curiosity, and practice. _____________________ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes, and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Great Leadership with Jacob Morgan Plus. It’s only available on Apple Podcasts for $4.99/month or $49.99/year--less than a cup of coffee!
6/1/202320 minutes, 6 seconds
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Sparks: How to Win Authentic Connections with Molly Fletcher

In today’s leadership spark, I speak with Molly Fletcher, CEO of The Molly Fletcher Company. Molly shares valuable insights on handling rejection, building strong relationships, and going above and beyond to add value. As a former sports agent representing top athletes and coaches, Molly brings a unique perspective to leadership and business. Further into our conversation, Molly shares how she navigated the world of sports, learned from rejection, and applied those lessons to the business world. This conversation will inspire you to up your game and approach relationships and negotiations with a new mindset. _____________________ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes, and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Great Leadership with Jacob Morgan Plus. It’s only available on Apple Podcasts for $4.99/month or $49.99/year--less than a cup of coffee!
5/31/202318 minutes, 29 seconds
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Sparks: The Secrets to Effective Relationship Building with Molly Fletcher

In this leadership spark, Molly Fletcher, CEO at The Molly Fletcher Company and Sports Agent turned Keynote Speaker and Author, shares her remarkable journey and insights into building successful relationships in sports.  From her humble beginnings at a small agency to representing top athletes and coaches, Molly's story is one of perseverance and strategic relationship building.  Molly shares her unique technique of asking without asking, a skill that helped her connect with athletes and understand their needs on a deeper level. Lastly, we discussed about why patience and consistency are key in the business of sports agency, and how Molly's approach to adding value and building trust paved the way for long-term success.  _____________________ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes, and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Great Leadership with Jacob Morgan Plus. It’s only available on Apple Podcasts for $4.99/month or $49.99/year--less than a cup of coffee!
5/30/202315 minutes, 56 seconds
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Panera Bread CEO Niren Chaudhary on Creating a Culture Where People Feel Loved and Cared For

Get ready to be inspired by Niren Chaudhary, CEO at Panera Brands, as he shares insights on business, philosophy, and career strategy in this life-changing discussion. With over 130,000 team members across Panera Bread, Einstein Bros. Bagels, and Caribou Coffee, Niren has the experience and expertise to guide you towards a better life, both personally and professionally. During our conversation, Niren shares the tragic story of his daughters and the valuable lessons he learned from them, along with the importance of not seeing yourself as a victim. Discover the ultimate measure of leadership success and how former Yum! Brands CEO, David Novak, changed Niren's approach to leadership. Trust us, this is not a conversation you want to miss! Tune in to one of our most unforgettable podcast discussions to date. _____________________ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes, and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Great Leadership with Jacob Morgan Plus. It’s only available on Apple Podcasts for $4.99/month or $49.99/year--less than a cup of coffee!  
5/29/202343 minutes, 6 seconds
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Sparks: Leveraging Your Unique Genius in the Workplace with Patrick Lencioni

In this episode, Patrick Lencioni discusses how understanding individual geniuses within a team can drastically improve efficiency and morale. He shares a story of a technology company that revamped its executive suite by harnessing individual genius, leading to marked advancements in their market standing. In our conversation, Partick also mentions how minor adjustments in roles based on individual geniuses can greatly benefit productivity and morale, without necessitating drastic career changes. The conversation concludes with the importance of vulnerability and self-awareness in realizing one's strengths and weaknesses, and how it plays a crucial role in team dynamics and productivity. _____________________ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes, and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Great Leadership with Jacob Morgan Plus. It’s only available on Apple Podcasts for $4.99/month or $49.99/year--less than a cup of coffee!
5/25/202311 minutes, 27 seconds
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Sparks: Uncovering Your Working Genius with Patrick Lencioni

In today’s leadership spark, I had a fascinating conversation with Patrick Lencioni, Founder & President at The Table Group, about his model called "The 6 Types of Working Genius." Patrick describes these types as: "Wonder," "Invention," "Discernment," "Galvanizing," "Enablement," and "Tenacity." On a more personal note, Patrick revealed how this model has improved his marriage. He and his wife learned they both lack the genius of "Tenacity," which has helped them understand each other better and outsource certain tasks. Lastly, we discussed the importance of the "Enablement" and "Tenacity" types in getting ideas off the ground and ensuring they are finished. _____________________ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes, and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Great Leadership with Jacob Morgan Plus. It’s only available on Apple Podcasts for $4.99/month or $49.99/year--less than a cup of coffee!
5/24/202318 minutes, 28 seconds
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Sparks: The Future of Remote Work: Balancing Innovation with Employee Preferences

In today’s leadership spark, I had the pleasure of interviewing Patrick Lencioni, Founder & President at The Table Group and Author of The Six Types of 'Working Genius'. Patrick shared his concerns about the modern workforce becoming more transactional and less passion-driven. He noted a rising cynicism among younger workers and even a decreased desire to work. However, he saw these challenges as opportunities for leaders to inspire their teams.  We also discussed the potential drawbacks of widespread remote work, especially for roles requiring creativity and innovation. Patrick shares valuable insights and advice to leaders when hiring, and highlights the need for focused, thoughtful leadership in these changing times. _____________________ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes, and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Great Leadership with Jacob Morgan Plus. It’s only available on Apple Podcasts for $4.99/month or $49.99/year--less than a cup of coffee!
5/23/202312 minutes, 33 seconds
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Gary Hamel On Disappearing White-Collar Jobs, Zombie Buildings, And Virtual Vs In-Person Work

Today, I speak with none other than the brilliant Gary Hamel. Renowned as one of the world's foremost business thinkers and a best-selling author, Hamel has captivated audiences with his groundbreaking books like "Competing for the Future," "What Matters Now," and his latest masterpiece, "Humanocracy: Creating Organizations as Amazing as the People Inside Them." In today's conversation, we embark on a riveting journey with Hamel as we delve into the realm of current events and news. While we explored his book in depth during our previous encounter, this time our focus is on extracting key insights from Hamel's profound understanding of the business landscape and his analysis of the latest happenings. From the mind-boggling impact of digital overload on workplace productivity, as revealed in a compelling Wall Street Journal article, to the evolving dynamics of the job market in the wake of the Great Resignation phenomenon, as highlighted by Business Insider—we leave no stone unturned. _____________________ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes, and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Great Leadership with Jacob Morgan Plus. It’s only available on Apple Podcasts for $4.99/month or $49.99/year--less than a cup of coffee!
5/22/202349 minutes, 4 seconds
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Sparks: Jeffrey Katz on Building Great Teams and Evolving Leadership Styles

In this Leadership Spark, Jeffrey Katz, founder and CEO of Journera, shares about how his leadership style evolved from command and control to being more open and emotionally engaged with his employees. He explains the importance of having a clear strategy and building a great team with honesty, integrity, and communication skills.  Jeffrey reflects on the lessons he learned from tragedy and the value of having experience to gain wisdom. He also mentions his transformation as a leader and how he brought his new approach to Orbitz.  _____________________ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes, and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Great Leadership with Jacob Morgan Plus. It’s only available on Apple Podcasts for $4.99/month or $49.99/year--less than a cup of coffee!
5/18/202316 minutes, 25 seconds
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Sparks: Leading Through Crisis and Adapting to Change with Journera CEO Jeffrey Katz

In today’s Leadership Spark, Jeffrey Katz, founder and CEO of Journera, discusses his experiences leading through crises, including the tragic crash of Swissair Flight 111 and the impact of 9/11 on the travel industry. Jeffrey emphasizes the importance of compassion, honesty, and generosity in times of crisis and reflects on how the experiences changed him as a leader. The conversation also delves into the challenges of building a company in a competitive industry and the role of technology in shaping the future of travel. Overall, the discussion highlights the importance of adaptability and agility in leadership. ______________________ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes, and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Great Leadership with Jacob Morgan Plus. It’s only available on Apple Podcasts for $4.99/month or $49.99/year--less than a cup of coffee!
5/17/202320 minutes, 17 seconds
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Sparks: How Leadership Styles Have Evolved with Journera CEO Jeffrey Katz

In today’s Leadership Spark, I speak with Jeffrey Katz, founder and CEO of Journera. Jeffrey talks about his leadership roles in various companies, and his experience as a command-and-control leader. He talks about the performance-centric nature of the airline industry and the mission to grow Sabre around the world, as well as the challenges faced by management in a command-and-control environment.  Jeffrey also talks about the evolution of management styles and how the idea of employee engagement surveys, flexible work, and work-life balance were just starting during his time in the industry. The conversation sheds light on the need for companies to adapt to changing times and expectations of employees.  ____________________ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes, and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Great Leadership with Jacob Morgan Plus. It’s only available on Apple Podcasts for $4.99/month or $49.99/year--less than a cup of coffee!
5/16/202318 minutes, 42 seconds
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Making Your Weakness Your Superpower: Leadership Tips from Former Cisco CEO John Chambers

My interview today is with John Chambers, former CEO of Cisco Systems and author of "Connecting the Dots: Lessons for Leadership in a Startup World." Chambers started off his career as a sales representative and rose through the ranks to become the CEO of Cisco Systems, growing the company from $70 million to $47 billion. In our conversation, we discuss what's going on in the world today, including the high-performance versus low-performance dichotomy and the power shift into the hands of employees. We also talk about Chambers' key moments in his leadership career, including his diagnosis with dyslexia and transitioning out of the CEO role. We explore the importance of discussing politics at work, the changing stereotype of leadership, and the role of AI and cybersecurity. Chambers shares his secret to growing Cisco and provides tips for individuals, teams, and organizations. _____________________ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes, and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Great Leadership with Jacob Morgan Plus. It’s only available on Apple Podcasts for $4.99/month or $49.99/year--less than a cup of coffee!
5/15/202348 minutes, 54 seconds
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Sparks: The Evolution of Leadership Stereotypes with Executive Coach Marshall Goldsmith

In today’s Leadership Spark, Marshall Goldsmith, renowned executive coach and author, discusses the evolving stereotype of leaders and the issue with traditional employee engagement surveys. He suggests using active questions to encourage personal responsibility for engagement and meaning at work.  Marshall emphasizes the importance of balance and accountability, where everyone plays a role. He also shares a story of two flight attendants demonstrating the power of internal mindset in creating positivity. _____________________ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes, and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Great Leadership with Jacob Morgan Plus. It’s only available on Apple Podcasts for $4.99/month or $49.99/year--less than a cup of coffee!
5/11/202312 minutes, 10 seconds
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Sparks: Using Ego to Make a Positive Impact as a Leader | Marshall Goldsmith w/ Jacob Morgan

In this Leadership Spark, Marshall Goldsmith, renowned executive coach and author, discusses the dangers of ego in leadership and the importance of making a positive difference in life. Marshall explains that a healthy ego is necessary for promoting oneself and making a positive impact, but too much ego can be detrimental to one's career.  He also shares his experience in coaching CEOs and the importance of choosing the right clients. His coaching philosophy is based on Buddhist principles, particularly the idea of accepting what is and making positive changes in life. ____________________ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes, and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Great Leadership with Jacob Morgan Plus. It’s only available on Apple Podcasts for $4.99/month or $49.99/year--less than a cup of coffee! 
5/10/202317 minutes, 24 seconds
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Sparks: How to Coach Great Leaders with Marshall Goldsmith

In today’s Leadership Spark, I interview executive coach Marshall Goldsmith. Marshall shares his insights on leadership coaching and how he helps CEOs and prospective CEOs improve their leadership skills through confidential feedback based on interviews. Marshall notes that the most common issues CEOs or prospective CEOs face are winning too much, adding too much value, and trying to be right all the time. He emphasizes that coaching isn’t about the coach but about working with great people.  _______________ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes, and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Great Leadership with Jacob Morgan Plus. It’s only available on Apple Podcasts for $4.99/month or $49.99/year--less than a cup of coffee!
5/9/202316 minutes, 49 seconds
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Be Real, Be Whole, Be Innovative: Wharton Professor Stewart Friedman’s Total Leadership Framework

In this episode of The Great Leadership Podcast with Jacob Morgan, I spoke with Stewart Friedman - a well-known leadership expert who spent time at Ford Motor Company leading a 50-person team focused on leadership development, transforming the culture, and training 2,500 managers per year. In today’s episode, Friedman emphasizes the importance of finding mutual value in four domains: work, home, community, and self, and argues that leadership impacts all of them, requiring change in all areas. He also stresses the importance of vulnerability in leadership. According to his research, there is no such thing as work-life balance, instead, integration is the key. He has explored the impact of the pandemic on this integration and found that holistic career values have an indirect effect on work engagement. Stewart encourages people to make tough choices under pressure, integrate work and life, pay attention to signs, and make the best career decisions. _____________________ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Great Leadership with Jacob Morgan Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.
5/8/202345 minutes, 15 seconds
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Welcome to The Great Leadership Community on Substack

Hey everyone! After years of creating content on leadership, employee experience, and the future of work, I’ve come to realize that having a following is great, but building a true community is even better. That’s why I’ve decided to launch the Great Leadership Community on Substack. Substack will allow me to organize all of my free and premium content in a more easily accessible way, and foster discussions and interaction on specific pieces of content. Plus, I’ll be able to create exclusive premium content for those who want to dive deep into leadership. For only $9.99/month, subscribers will receive weekly 5-minute leadership hack videos, unique insights from leaders, and exclusive interviews with CEOs and thinkers. And as the community grows, I’ll be rolling out even more exciting features. So if you’re looking to become a better leader, join me on this new adventure and subscribe to the Great Leadership Community on Substack. Let’s build an amazing community and change the business world for the better! ______________ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Great Leadership with Jacob Morgan Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.
5/4/202311 minutes, 28 seconds
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Sparks: The Importance of Leadership and Management with Author Stephen Covey

In today’s leadership spark, I speak with Stephen M.R. Covey. We discuss the concept of leadership and management, and how both are necessary for a company's success. Covey explains that while leadership and management are often used interchangeably, they are two distinct roles that require different skills. He also emphasizes the importance of inspiration in leadership and how it can lead to increased productivity and employee well-being. Covey believes that everyone can inspire, and it is a learnable skill. _____________________ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Great Leadership with Jacob Morgan Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.
5/3/202318 minutes, 9 seconds
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Leadership Sparks: The Key to Great Leadership with Best-selling Author Stephen M. R. Covey

In today’s leadership spark, I speak with Stephen M.R. Covey. We discuss the importance of trust in leadership; dive into the impact of trust on relationships, teams, and organizations; and provide practical tips for leaders to build and maintain trust with their teams. Stephen also shares personal stories about his family, including their weekly family meetings and the powerful leadership lesson he learned as a young boy from his father. Gain valuable insights into the role of trust in leadership and how to create a culture of trust in your organizations in this episode. _________________ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Great Leadership with Jacob Morgan Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.
5/2/202320 minutes, 2 seconds
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Coach and Be Coached: Microsoft President Deb Cupp’s Insights into Growing as a Leader and Helping Employees Succeed

My interview today is with Deb Cupp, the President of Microsoft North America and board member of Ralph Lauren and Avanade, leading a $67 billion dollar business. Deb started her career in technology, working her way up the ranks to become a leader in the industry. As a leader, she has learned the importance of having a coach mindset and how it can transform the way we lead. In our conversation, we explore the topic of coaching and how it can benefit both employees and organizations. Deb shares her insights on the coaching process, highlighting key frameworks and strategies for coaching employees, and what to do when employees are not coachable. She also emphasizes the importance of coaching the coach and focusing on strengths rather than weaknesses. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Great Leadership with Jacob Morgan Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.
5/1/202347 minutes, 47 seconds
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How to Handle Office Politics & Backstabbing

In today's leadership spark, I had the pleasure of speaking with Martin Moore, former CEO of CS Energy, about a common issue in the workplace: office politics and backstabbing.  Martin's advice was simple yet powerful: maintain a zero-tolerance policy for office politics and take a tough-love approach to dealing with employees who engage in it. He also emphasized the importance of staying informed by talking to people at all levels of the organization and referring employees back to their immediate manager when they have complaints about their boss. Martin shared a personal story about his personal experience dealing with office politics when someone tried to sabotage him in the workplace. I believe this is a valuable lesson for all leaders to keep in mind, as office politics can be a major distraction from achieving our goals and can negatively impact team morale. ________________ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.
4/28/202316 minutes, 50 seconds
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Developing Good Leadership Habits with Martin Moore

In today’s leadership spark, I spoke with Martin Moore, former CEO of CS Energy and author of No Bullsh*t Leadership. We discussed the frustration behind the lack of practical guidance for desirable leadership attributes, and the detrimental effects of leaders who attend training programs but do nothing different. We also touched on the difficulty of transitioning from individual contributor to leader, and the need for more mentoring and role models.  Martin emphasized the importance of pushing through the discomfort of developing good leadership habits, and the impact it can have on yourself, your team, and the company. Ultimately, we agreed that leadership is about taking action and making the choice to step into difficult situations with a willingness to learn and improve. ___________________ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.
4/27/202318 minutes, 5 seconds
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How to Lead with Empathy and Generosity of Spirit with Lisa Osborne Ross

In this episode of The Great Leadership Podcast with Jacob Morgan, Lisa Osborne Ross, CEO at Edelman, shares insights on staying centered, dealing with failure, and leading with empathy. Lisa highlights the importance of recognizing that good and bad situations are not as extreme as they seem, and how she learned to respect others' points of view and become a better decision maker after a controversial decision she made. In our conversation, Lisa shares how she stays centered by engaging in activities that prioritize her well-being. Lisa also highlights the importance of perspective and exposure to different people and ideas, believing that pain is relative and that releasing herself to the universe of luck frees her from unnecessary challenges. __________________ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.
4/26/202316 minutes, 27 seconds
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How to Become a Great Leader with Edelman's U.S. CEO Lisa Osborne Ross

In this episode of the Great Leadership with Jacob Morgan podcast, I talk with Lisa Osborne Ross, Chief Executive Officer (U.S.) at Edelman. We discuss her personal and professional journey, including the impact of her upbringing on her world view. Lisa shares her first formal leadership roles and the valuable lessons learned throughout her career. Our conversation dives into the differences between management and leadership, highlighting the importance of providing support, guidance, and inspiration. With management focusing on getting people to do more, leadership is about helping people become more. ________________________ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.
4/25/202314 minutes, 50 seconds
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General Assembly CEO Lisa Lewin on How to Hire the Best People with a Skills-Based Framework

In this episode, I speak with Lisa Lewin - the dynamic CEO of General Assembly, a leading platform offering courses in coding, design, data, and business. With over a third of Fortune 100 companies utilizing its services, General Assembly's goal is to upskill and re-skill talent needed in today's rapidly changing world. But Lisa's accomplishments don't stop there. She also serves on the boards of the Wikimedia Foundation, Bank Street College of Education, and the Leadership Now Project. With a BS from Washington University in St. Louis and an MBA with honors from Harvard Business School, she's a true force to be reckoned with in the education and business world. I wanted to speak with Lisa because how we used to think about jobs and careers in terms of long-term employment has been forever changed. We're seeing the emergence of a new world where skills are more important and valuable than the job you hold. In today's discussion, we delve into the future of education, compare the value of skills versus pedigree, and explore how to balance diversity and competence in hiring. Plus, we uncover the most in-demand skills for the near future. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee. 
4/24/202342 minutes, 52 seconds
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Mastering Leadership Transitions with Michael Watkins

In today's episode, I am joined by Michael Watkins, the author of The First 90 Days. We discuss leadership transitions, how to make them successful, and what happens if they don't go well.  Michael emphasizes the importance of understanding the challenges, planning the process of engaging with key stakeholders early on, and being thoughtful about how you arrive in the new organization. He also highlights the balance between learning and connecting, and deciding and acting. If a transition does not go well, recovery is possible, but it depends on how much damage has been done. ________________ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.
4/20/202316 minutes, 45 seconds
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How To Take Charge of Your Own Career Development

In this segment of our conversation, Michael Watkins and I dive into the crucial role of leadership development programs, and how astonishingly, many individuals don't receive adequate leadership training until well into their careers.  We touch upon the challenges faced by organizations and employees in today's rapidly changing business environment, as well as the responsibility of individuals to take charge of their own onboarding and learning. We also explore the concept of relearning how to learn and the importance of being intentional and proactive in one's own career development. _______________ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.
4/19/202313 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Value of Accelerating Transitions for Leaders and Organizations

In this episode, I had the pleasure of chatting with Michael Watkins, best-selling author of The First 90 Days and Professor at IMD Business School, as we delved into the crucial importance of the first 90 days in leadership transitions. Michael's research indicates that by adopting a rigorous approach, leaders can reduce the time it takes to reach the breakeven point by approximately 50%, benefiting both themselves and their organizations. Additionally, we explored the significance of recognizing and navigating various types of transitions, including the often overlooked hidden transitions, which can greatly influence career development and overall success. _______________ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.
4/18/202313 minutes, 53 seconds
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How to Attract and Engage Talent in a New World of Work: Insights from RGP CEO Kate Duchene

My interview today is with Kate Duchene, the CEO of RGP, a global consulting firm with over 4,500 team members. Kate originally started off her career as a litigator where part of her job was to know everything. As a leader, she had to shift from knowing everything to knowing who to go to when she needed help, this is something a lot of leaders struggle with today. In our conversation we look at what is going on in the world of work today, specifically if people even want to work anymore and if we have lost our respect and drive for working. We also look at the role that vulnerability plays at work, the changing stereotype of leadership, and the big trends that Kate is paying attention to. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee. 
4/17/202346 minutes, 42 seconds
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Embracing Vulnerability and Purpose with Former Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly

In the second part of my conversation with Hubert Joly, the former CEO of Best Buy and  author of "The Heart of Business, we delved into Hubert's transformation from a young executive into a visionary leader, the crucial role vulnerability plays in leadership, and the life-changing moment that shifted his perspective on both life and work. Hubert imparts valuable advice for future leaders, emphasizing that "the best leaders don't climb to the top, they are carried to the top." Uncover the essence of heart-centered leadership and the significance of finding meaning and purpose in our professional and personal lives. Make sure to listen to this insightful interview today!  _______________ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  
4/14/202318 minutes, 19 seconds
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How Hubert Joly Revitalized Best Buy by Putting People First

In this episode of the show, I talk to Hubert Joly, the man who turned around the fortunes of Best Buy. Learn how he defied conventional business wisdom by prioritizing people and customers, ultimately revitalizing the company. Hubert shares his four levers of a successful turnaround and explains why he considers cost reduction a last resort. You'll walk away inspired by Hubert's unique approach to leadership and tackling business challenges. Don't miss out on this enlightening conversation – listen to the full interview now!  _______________ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.
4/13/202318 minutes, 27 seconds
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Navigating Change and Fostering Inclusion as a Leader

In the concluding segment of my chat with Kate Johnson, former president of Microsoft US, she emphasizes the value of maintaining informal advisors from diverse teams and departments to offer sincere feedback.  Kate shares some memorable experiences, such as witnessing 1,000 individuals applauding a speaker discussing racism, which inspired her to foster more conversations about inclusion. She also delves into her biggest business failure, her most embarrassing moment, and her proudest accomplishments.  Additionally, she mentions her favorite books, her most influential mentor, and a possible alternative career path. Join us in this thought-provoking conversation to gain insights from Kate's experiences and reflections on leadership and personal development. ______________________ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.
4/12/202314 minutes, 10 seconds
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Juggling Family, Career, and Leadership Tips from Microsoft’s President U.S.

In this episode, Kate Johnson, former president of Microsoft in the United States talks about her journey as a female leader in the corporate world. We delve into the significance of family support, striking the right balance between personal and professional roles, and embracing your true self. Kate shares her invaluable advice for female leaders to navigate the business landscape with patience and determination. Tune in to gain insights into the unique challenges faced by women in leadership positions and how to surmount them.  __________ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.
4/11/202314 minutes, 2 seconds
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Understand Your Identity And Control How You Show Up: Lessons From A Rocket Scientist

In this episode, I have a fascinating conversation with Ozan Varol, an accomplished author, and professor who was once a rocket scientist. Ozan's previous book "Think Like a Rocket Scientist" was highly acclaimed, and his latest book "Awaken Your Genius: Escape Conformity, Ignite Creativity, and Become Extraordinary," explores the importance of carving out your own path and understanding your identity.  We discuss the reasons behind Ozan's latest book, and the hindrance of creativity in students by educators. Ozan shares his thoughts on separating identity from beliefs and the importance of understanding oneself to create their own path. We also discuss the different approaches to pursuing one's passion, and the significance of curiosity.  ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee. 
4/10/202344 minutes, 22 seconds
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The Power of Authenticity and Competence in Leadership

In today’s episode, we are continuing our conversation that I had with David Novak, the former CEO of Yum Brands. In this part of my conversation with David, we delve into the significance of connecting with people and being open about one's personal experiences and struggles.  David shares that he openly discusses his family struggles and personal challenges at work. He emphasizes the importance of revealing your personal side to others, which helps them see you as a human being, not just a company leader. David also talks about the necessity of being competent in your job and earning the right to lead. He believes that empowerment isn't simply given to people, but rather earned through demonstrating functional expertise and the ability to handle the responsibilities that come with a position. ______________________ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.
4/7/202314 minutes, 28 seconds
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How David Novak Prioritizes Frontline Employee Recognition

In today’s episode, we are revisiting a conversation that I had with David Novak, the former CEO of Yum Brands. David and I talked about a variety of topics related to leadership, culture, and the future of work. One key theme that emerged was the importance of recognition in creating a positive workplace culture. David shared how he implemented a recognition program at Yum! Brands that encouraged employees to recognize and celebrate their colleagues' achievements. This program not only boosted morale and engagement but also contributed to the company's bottom line.  We also talked about the future of work and how technology is changing the way we work. David highlighted the importance of embracing new technologies and using them to drive innovation and growth.  ________________ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.
4/6/202315 minutes, 13 seconds
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Netflix's Radical Approach to Talent and Feedback

This episode is the last part of my interview with Erin Meyer, a professor at INSEAD and the author of the book "No Rules Rules" which is all about the innovative culture at Netflix.  One of the most interesting aspects of this culture is the emphasis on candor and feedback. Erin explained how the company values honest feedback and encourages employees to be candid with each other, even if it means pointing out weaknesses or areas for improvement.  Erin also shared some insights into the company's other unique policies, such as no KPIs and no management by objectives. While these may seem counterintuitive to traditional business practices, they actually help create a more flexible and agile organization that can quickly pivot and adapt to new challenges. ___________ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.
4/5/202319 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Three Pillars of Netflix's Culture

This is the second part of my interview with Erin Meyer, a professor at INSEAD and the author of the book "No Rules Rules" which is all about the innovative culture at Netflix.  Erin shares her insights into the three pillars that make up Netflix's culture: talent density, candor, and freedom. She explains how Netflix hires rockstars and pays them more to increase talent density, encourages candid feedback among employees to improve communication and decision-making, and removes traditional management controls like vacation and travel policies to give employees more freedom.  We also discuss the challenges of balancing transparency with confidentiality and maintaining a sense of teamwork without job security. Erin shares examples of how other companies can adopt these principles and make them work for their own organizational culture.  ________________________ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.
4/4/202317 minutes, 20 seconds
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Leading by Consensus vs Shared Leadership: How to Get Employees on Board in Strategic Planning

In this episode, I have the privilege of interviewing Julie Godin, the Co-Chair of the Board and Executive Vice-President of Strategic Planning and Corporate Development at CGI - a renowned global IT and business consulting services firm with a workforce of over 90,000 team members. As a key leader in the company, Julie is responsible for ensuring the needs of CGI's three stakeholders - employees, clients, and shareholders - are met through her leadership in strategic planning, marketing, communications, and M&A functions. During our conversation, we dive into Julie's approach to strategic planning and the factors she considers to create effective plans that balance short-term and long-term thinking. We also explore how to address failures in strategic planning and the trends Julie is closely watching in her role. Tune in to gain insights from a seasoned executive who has driven growth and innovation at one of the world's leading technology consulting firms. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee. 
4/3/202343 minutes, 9 seconds
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A Deep Dive into Netflix's Unique Culture

In this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Erin Meyer, a professor at INSEAD and the author of the book "No Rules Rules" which is all about the innovative culture at Netflix.  In our conversation, Erin and I talked about the three pillars that make up Netflix's culture: talent density, candor, and freedom. We discussed how the company hires rockstars and pays them more to increase talent density, encourages candid feedback among employees to improve communication and decision-making, and removes traditional management controls like vacation and travel policies to give employees more freedom.  We also talked about the challenges that come with creating such a culture, including how to balance transparency with confidentiality and how to maintain a sense of teamwork without job security. __________ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.
3/31/202319 minutes, 41 seconds
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Adapting Employee Experience to a New Reality

In this episode of The Great Leadership with Jacob Morgan, we'll explore the three crucial components of the employee experience: physical space, technology, and corporate culture. Learn how to create a great experience for employees who aren't in the office, how to use technology to make your organization more human, and why leaders should embrace the corporate culture.  __________ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.
3/30/202314 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Danger of Victim Mentality and the Power of Taking Ownership with Jay Papasan

In this second part of the interview with Jay Papasan, the New York Times bestselling author of The One Thing, we   dive into a topic that's been on my mind lately - the importance of accountability and the danger of falling into a victim mentality.  Jay shares his insights on how to avoid victim thinking and take ownership of your life and career. He emphasizes the importance of acknowledging our starting points and looking for areas where we still have control. This mindset shift can empower us to create our own future, rather than feeling helpless and at the mercy of our circumstances.  __________ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.
3/29/202314 minutes, 5 seconds
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Finding Fulfillment in Your Career and Life with Jay Papasan

In this episode, I chat with Jay Papasan, co-author of "The One Thing", about productivity, time management, and personal development. We discuss how to identify your "one thing" and its importance for individuals and organizations. Here are some highlights: What I found really interesting about our conversation was the idea that passion can be a little bit deceptive. Jay argued that passion is fleeting and that what really matters is purpose. He suggested that if we pay attention to the decisions that make us happy, we can start to identify the things that truly matter to us and move towards achieving our self-actualization. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.
3/28/202320 minutes, 54 seconds
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Mindfulness Versus Meditation: Why You Need Both to Combat Stress

My guest today is Emily Fletcher the founder of Ziva Meditation and best-selling author of Stress Less, Accomplish More: Meditation for Extraordinary Performance which has around 1,300 reviews on Amazon. Emily used to be an actor on Broadway but the stress and intensity of the job caught up to her. She wasn’t sleeping, her hair was turning gray, and she was getting sick all of the time and she was only in her 20’s! For over the past 15 years Emily has been teaching over 50,000 people around the world how to meditate so that they can reach their full potential and live happy lives. In our discussion you will learn the science behind meditation and what it actually does to the brain and body, the difference between mindfulness and meditation, where stress and anxiety come from and the impact they have on your well-being, and the tangible results that meditation can have on your life, both at work and at home. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.   
3/27/202341 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Key to Attracting and Retaining Talent

Imagine working in an organization where employee experience is prioritized. A workplace with a thriving culture, advanced technology, and an inspiring physical space designed for your comfort and productivity. Isn’t that great? Organizations can create environments where people genuinely want to work by focusing on three key areas. Don’t miss this insightful episode that dives into these essential components for a successful workplace. Listen now and start making a positive impact within your organization. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee. 
3/22/202314 minutes, 32 seconds
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Sophia Amoruso's Secrets to Building a Dynamic Company Culture: Lessons from a $350 Million CEO

Today’s guest is Sophia Amoruso, the founder of Nasty Gal and best-selling author of Girl Boss, who is known for her resilience in the face of adversity. From her challenging background and struggles, to the launch of Nasty Gal, Sophia's journey has been marked by setbacks and comebacks. In today’s episode, we discuss how she emphasizes the importance of well-being, vulnerability, and team alignment, and reminds us that KPI’s don't matter on our deathbed. Sophia's story serves as an inspiration to be resilient and persevere through challenges.  ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee. 
3/20/202339 minutes, 46 seconds
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Why You Need To Practice The Powers Of Ten As A Leader

Do you practice the powers of ten as a leader? A few years ago, I interviewed the CEO of IDEO, Tim Brown, and asked him about the characteristics and qualities leaders need to possess. He told me that one of the things he believes is most valuable for a leader is the idea of practicing the powers of 10. As a leader, you need to be able to both zoom in and zoom out. You need to be able to get involved in the micro when needed, but at the same time, you also need to be able to zoom out and see the big picture. Often, leaders are good at one or the other, or they're not good at either. But as a leader, you need to be good at both. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  --------------------- To help you define and build your company’s culture, I put together a totally free eight-part video training series. Sign up at helpmyculture.com to get access today. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
3/15/20232 minutes, 19 seconds
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Unleashing the Power of Trust: Jeff Raider, Co-Founder of Harry's on Fostering Strong Employee & Customer Connections

Today’s discussion is with Jeff Raider who’s the co-founder and co-CEO Harry's and also the co-founder of Warby Parker. Harry’s is a 1,000 person CPG company which offers everything from razors to face care, body care, and hair care for men and women. One of the things I found fascinating about Jeff is that he helped start not one, but two very successful companies over the past decade and I wanted to understand why and how he did it. In today’s discussion we talk about balancing short term success with long-term growth, how to earn the trust of your customers, what it takes to turn an idea into something real, and why it’s so crucial for employees to have a connection to what the company does. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ To help you define and build your company’s culture, I put together a totally free eight-part video training series. Sign up at helpmyculture.com to get access today. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
3/13/202337 minutes, 55 seconds
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Leaders are The Front Line of Mental Health at Work

It's no secret that mental health is crucial right now. But it's also a difficult resource for a lot of people to access. Even after you call your healthcare provider, it can take weeks before an appointment is available. The same thing is true inside of our organizations. If an employee is struggling with something and goes to their leader, the first thing a leader often does is try to deflect and push that employee to talk to somebody else. But the reality is that leaders are the frontline. They need to be the frontline when it comes to mental health. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ To help you define and build your company’s culture, I put together a totally free eight-part video training series. Sign up at helpmyculture.com to get access today. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
3/8/20232 minutes, 48 seconds
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Connecting the Dots: How Guy Kawasaki Turns Serendipity into Seizing the Moment

Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva and the creator of the Remarkable People podcast. He is an executive fellow of the Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley), and adjunct professor of the University of New South Wales. He was the chief evangelist of Apple where he worked directly with Steve Jobs and a trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation and he’s the author of 15 books including his most recent one called Wise Guy. In today’s episode Guy shares why he always seems happy, what it was like to work Steve Jobs and what he learned from him, the importance of serendipitous events and why you should take advantage of them, and if today’s workforce is just getting lazy and soft. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ To help you define and build your company’s culture, I put together a totally free eight-part video training series. Sign up at helpmyculture.com to get access today. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
3/6/202345 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Impact of a Great Leader

What is the impact of a great leader inside of your company? When you work for a great leader, you feel like you can do anything. In fact, a study ‌by Zenger Folkman found that great leaders can double company profits. Not only does this help the employees, but it also helps your organization as a whole from a financial perspective. When you work for a great leader, their behaviors, attitudes, and values will spread inside your organization. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ To help you define and build your company’s culture, I put together a totally free eight-part video training series. Sign up at helpmyculture.com to get access today. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
3/1/20233 minutes, 1 second
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3 Common Leadership Challenges for Women and the Habits to Overcome Them

My guest today is Sally Helgesen, leadership coach and author of the best-selling book, How Women Rise which was written with Marshall Goldsmith. She has a new book in February called Rising Together. In today’s discussion we look at some of the unique challenges that women face when it comes to career success. These are self-imposed challenges which oftentimes don’t have anything to do with corporate culture or structure. Some of these challenges include the disease to please, minimizing, and being reluctant to claim achievements. The interesting thing is that Sally discovered that many of these challenges also apply to men. We explore these challenges in more detail, talk about hard skill versus soft skills, and the role that competence plays in career success. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________
2/27/202342 minutes, 52 seconds
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What A Bad Leader Can Do to Your Organization

Have you ever thought about what a toxic leader does to your organization? Toxic leaders literally kill the people who work for them! A study by the University of Manchester looked at 1200 participants to explore the impact of bad leaders. They found people who worked for a toxic boss had lower satisfaction, and those who worked for a narcissistic or psychopathic boss were more likely to experience clinical depression. The scariest part is that toxic bosses’ behaviors, attitudes, and values spread inside of organizations like wildfire! Meaning, everybody around those leaders starts to behave the same way. And suddenly, you wake up one day and realize your entire organization is disengaged, nobody wants to be there, your productivity goes down, and one day your business might even cease to exist altogether. These leaders have low self-awareness and empathy. There should be no place in the corporate world for toxic people, especially toxic leaders. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ To help you define and build your company’s culture, I put together a totally free eight-part video training series. Sign up at helpmyculture.com to get access today. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
2/22/20233 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Secret to Leadership Success: Insights from Best-Selling Author Carolyn Dewar on the 6 Mindsets of the World's Top CEOs

Today’s guest  is Carolyn Dewar is a senior partner at McKinsey & Company where she founded and coleads their CEO excellence work. She’s also the author of a book called CEO Excellence: The Six Mindsets That Distinguish the Best Leaders from the Rest. In today’s episode you will learn what separates great leaders from everyone else, the 6 mindsets that the world’s best leaders practice, and why leadership can be lonely and what to do about it. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ To help you define and build your company’s culture, I put together a totally free eight-part video training series. Sign up at helpmyculture.com to get access today. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
2/20/202345 minutes, 24 seconds
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When To Start Leadership Training for Your Employees

Everybody needs leadership training. Most people become leaders in their mid to late 20s or early 30s. However, most people don't get any kind of formal leadership training until their late 30s and perhaps early 40s. They have to figure out how to become leaders because nobody taught them how to. This is one of the biggest things we need to fix. Give everyone in your company access to leadership training and development programs. You are arming these individuals with tools and resources that can positively impact your business, customers, and team members. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ To help you define and build your company’s culture, I put together a totally free eight-part video training series. Sign up at helpmyculture.com to get access today. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
2/15/20233 minutes, 43 seconds
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Own Your Outcome: Ray Dalio Shares How to Move From Victim to Owner

Today’s discussion is with Ray Dalio, the billionaire founder of the world’s largest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates. Ray is also the author of several books including his mega best-seller Principles: Life and Work which has sold well over 5 million copies.  Our conversation today goes into some areas which I haven’t explored much in the previous episodes because I was a bit nervous to touch on them. These include how to balance telling the truth in a cancel culture world, how to own your own path and outcome in an environment where everyone says they are a victim, the blending of work life and government and issues around things like the Woke movement, the importance of meritocracy, and the difference between focusing on equal opportunity versus equal outcome. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ To help you define and build your company’s culture, I put together a totally free eight-part video training series. Sign up at helpmyculture.com to get access today. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
2/13/20231 hour, 26 seconds
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How To Increase Your Value as a Leader

As a leader, giving your team the answers is tempting. Everybody comes to you for guidance and feedback. But the best results come from not giving your team the answer, even if you know it. If you keep giving them answers and finding the solutions for your team, you’ll become a decision-making bottleneck. When that happens, your impact as a leader gets diminished considerably. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ To help you define and build your company’s culture, I put together a totally free eight-part video training series. Sign up at helpmyculture.com to get access today. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
2/8/20234 minutes, 57 seconds
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What’s the Single Most Important Thing Companies Do? Tom Peters Says Hire Good People

Today’s guest is Tom Peters, author of many best-selling books including In Search of Excellence, Extreme Humanism, and his newest book, Tom Peters’ Compact Guide to Excellence. Tom was also on the first list of “100 most powerful people in Silicon Valley” from 1965 to 2000 and in 2017, he received the Thinkers50 Lifetime Achievement Award. He also served in the Navy, worked at The White House, and has a Ph.D. from the Stanford School of Business. But most importantly, Tom Peters has a Ph.D in “putting people first.” In today’s episode Tom talks about the two people who most influenced who he is and why, his thoughts on Jack Welch and Elon Musk in terms of leadership, why shareholder value is the wrong way of thinking about business, and if leaders today are giving more of themselves to their people than they did years ago. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ To help you define and build your company’s culture, I put together a totally free eight-part video training series. Sign up at helpmyculture.com to get access today. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
2/6/202349 minutes, 6 seconds
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Why And How You Need To Set Boundaries At Work

There's an old saying: Good fences make for great neighbors. If you didn't have fences, there would be no boundaries, and your neighbors could come over whenever they wanted. You need to set up those similar types of fences in your organization. Setting up fences is healthy both at work and in your personal life. It allows you to protect your time and figure out the things you should be working on. One strategy for setting boundaries is to ponder and write down the answers to these questions: 1. What are your goals? 2. What projects and tasks do you enjoy doing? 3. What projects or tasks really drain you? 4. What times during the day do you feel most productive? 5. What do you need to do during the day to feel most fulfilled? 6. What are your biggest distractions? 7. What do you want your day to look like? ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world's top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
2/1/20238 minutes, 23 seconds
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How Warby Parker Co-Founder Dave Gilboa Balances the Art and Science of Looking at the Future

Dave Gilboa is the co-founder and co-CEO of Warby Parker. An online retailer of glasses, sunglasses, and contact lenses which was founded in 2010. Today Warby Parker is a publicized traded company with a market cap of almost $2 billion and over 3,000 employees.  In today’s discussion we look at the importance of values and vision in growing and running a business, how to turn an idea into a product or service, and how Dave sets personal and professional goals. Subscribers to Leading the Future of Work + will also get a bonus episode where Dave talks about how to create trust, the importance of vulnerability, and the one hack he uses to stimulate creative ideas. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world's top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
1/30/202343 minutes, 4 seconds
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Do You Have To Love Your Job?

I don’t like every part of my job. I don’t like if I'm working with a difficult client, don't get a speaking gig that I was excited for, or am working on a project I don’t like. But that doesn’t mean I don’t love my job. It’s ok to not like some parts of your job. You don’t need to love every minute of your job. It’s ok to have bad days where you're frustrated, feel a little bit disengaged, or are tired. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world's top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
1/25/20235 minutes, 45 seconds
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How to Navigate Inflection Points for Career and Personal Growth, According to Best-selling Author Rita McGrath

Rita McGrath  is a best-selling author and long-time professor at Columbia Business School. She received the #1 award in strategy from Thinkers50 and is one of the top 10 management thinkers in the world. When it comes to strategy and innovation you won’t find anyone smarter than Rita. In today’s discussion we look at what Elon Musk is doing with Twitter and if it’s a good idea, the current strategy for Meta and if they are on the wrong track, what really happened to Kodak, and how to identify and act on personal inflection points. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world's top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
1/23/202346 minutes, 58 seconds
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What Can Leaders Learn From Teenagers

Have you ever noticed that when we have a problem with technology, we often turn to our kids? In today's world, every company is a technology company. That means that every leader needs to be a technology-driven leader. This doesn’t mean you should learn how to create your own AI or be able to build your own blockchain. But you need to understand the different technologies, how they might impact your business, team, and career, and where the potential opportunities might be. You need to master the skill of the technology teenager. You need to embrace technology. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world's top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
1/18/20234 minutes, 53 seconds
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3 Aspects of Leadership from Cornerstone OnDemand CEO Himanshu Palsule

Himanshu Palsule is the CEO of Cornerstone, a 4,000 person talent experience platform with thousands of business customers and millions of users around the world. Himanshu and his wife came to the U.S. from Bombay in the 80’s for a one year project at IBM that they both worked on, and they never left. In today’s discussion we take a look at some pretty tough topics, including cancel culture, if workers today have a sense of loyalty, pride, and work ethic, if it’s crazy that we have to entice people to go back to work, and how leadership and the workplace as a whole are both changing. We also explore some of the big trends Himanshu is paying attention to and why he is so fascinated with quantum physics. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world's top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
1/16/202344 minutes, 51 seconds
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Why Physical Space Matters For Employee Experience

If you were to write down your corporate values on a piece of paper and walk around your space, would you see these values come to life? In the eyes of your employees, your physical space acts as a symbol that represents what your organization stands for. If your employees are on the frontlines, the customer experience starts to mimic the employee experience because that is where employees are working. The physical space is 30% of the overall employee experience and should reflect the values of the organization. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world's top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
1/11/20235 minutes, 37 seconds
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How NASA Chief Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen Encourages Employees to Speak Up

Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen who is the Associate Administrator at NASA Science. He actually just stepped down from his role after leading NASA science for over 6 years. He’s behind many of the space initiatives over the past few years including the Mars Lander InSight and the James Webb Telescope.  Today’s episode we discuss how old the universe is and if there is intelligent life somewhere in space, if we are living in a computer simulation or parallel universe, and how big our universe really is. It’s not all space talk though, Thomas also shares how he makes decisions and deals with failure,  and the difference between making a mistake versus almost making a mistake and why it’s so crucial to talk about both of these things. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world's top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
1/9/202346 minutes, 29 seconds
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Two Skills of Yoda That Leaders Should Learn More About

The skill of Yoda is one of the most important things to have for future leaders. This means having empathy and self-awareness. Empathy is about being able to put yourself in somebody else's shoes and understanding their perspective and where they're coming from. Self-awareness is about how you view yourself internally and how other people view you externally This is a crucial skill for leaders to master, especially in this virtual world where we're trying to connect with each other. The ability to connect on a human level is all about emotional intelligence, which comes down to empathy and self-awareness. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world's top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
1/4/20235 minutes, 10 seconds
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How Former Co-CEO of Workday Chano Fernandez Harnesses the Power of Positivity & Embraces Vulnerability

Chano Fernandez, Former Co-CEO of Workday, a software solution provider with 17,000 employees that supports 50% of the fortune 500 companies.  He grew up in one of the poorest regions of Spain, and has now lived in London for over 10 years. Chano is responsible for Workdays customer acquisition, and is also one of the companies board directors.  In today’s episode Chano shares his experiences and the importance of having a strong work culture and values, difficult moments he has experienced in his career, the roles of and ethics between different work titles, and how he balances his time. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world's top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
1/2/202347 minutes, 12 seconds
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AI Isn't New It's Been Around For 1,000+ Years!

Throughout history, we’ve created jobs that were perfect for AI. They were repetitive jobs that anybody could do. But we didn't have AI before. We didn't have bots and robots that could do these things. So what did we do? We put humans in those jobs. Now, we're at the point where we actually have the AI technology that can do the jobs that were designed for them. And that poses a very important question for us as humans. What does that mean for humans? What does that mean for work? --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Cornerstone. Cornerstone combines best-in-class learning with growth-centric talent capabilities and the power of AI to make talent leaders champions of engagement, growth, and transformation. Learn more about how Cornerstone TXP can help you build your future ready workforce at https://bit.ly/FOWCornerstone ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world's top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
12/28/20224 minutes, 42 seconds
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Scripts, Schemas, and Stereotypes: How to Change Your Work Relationships

Today’s discussion is with Rick Hanson who is a psychologist, Senior Fellow at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, and New York Times best-selling author of seven books including his recent one, Making Great Relationships: Simple Practices for Solving Conflicts, Building Connection, and Fostering Love.  Today’s conversation is fascinating and wide ranging. We look at the role that vulnerability plays in professional relationships, the causes of stress and anxiety and what actually happens in your body when you experience these things, how to control negative feelings when they arise, and recognizing and challenging the assumptions that we have of others and of ourselves. --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Cornerstone. Cornerstone combines best-in-class learning with growth-centric talent capabilities and the power of AI to make talent leaders champions of engagement, growth, and transformation. Learn more about how Cornerstone TXP can help you build your future ready workforce at https://bit.ly/FOWCornerstone ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world's top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
12/26/202247 minutes, 6 seconds
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4 Characteristics of Highly Innovative People

Curiosity is a key ingredient for innovation. According to research ‌by Dr. Todd Kashdan, there are four characteristics that highly curious people with the greatest ability to innovate possess. 1. Joyous exploration. It's the fun and excitement of trying to discover something new. 2. Deprivation sensitivity. There’s a gap between what you know and what you want to know, and you have to try to close that gap. 3. Openness to other people's ideas. It's not just about getting feedback from other people, it's about actively seeking diverse opinions. 4. Stress tolerance. The ability to deal with stress. --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Cornerstone. Cornerstone combines best-in-class learning with growth-centric talent capabilities and the power of AI to make talent leaders champions of engagement, growth, and transformation. Learn more about how Cornerstone TXP can help you build your future ready workforce at https://bit.ly/FOWCornerstone ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world's top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
12/21/20224 minutes, 3 seconds
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How All Leaders Can Embrace the VC Mindset to Evaluate Ideas

Sebastian Mallaby who has written several books including The Man Who Knew, More Money Than God, and his most recent book called The Power Law: Venture Capital and the Making of the New Future. He is also a senior fellow for international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations. In today’s episode Sebastian shares how he’s spent a lot of time exploring the world of venture capital, start-ups, and entrepreneurship, and it turns out that there’s a lot of lessons and ideas we can bring from that world into the more traditional environment. These include how to think about and approach risk, developing innovation ecosystems, dealing with failure, and when creating an entrepreneurial culture can be a bad thing. --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Cornerstone. Cornerstone combines best-in-class learning with growth-centric talent capabilities and the power of AI to make talent leaders champions of engagement, growth, and transformation. Learn more about how Cornerstone TXP can help you build your future ready workforce at https://bit.ly/FOWCornerstone ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world's top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
12/19/202239 minutes, 12 seconds
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How To Create Boundaries in a Hybrid World

Boundaries are crucial in a hybrid world As flexible work becomes a reality, one of the most important things we need to do is to set boundaries with our leaders, letting them know what's acceptable and what is not. Connectivity does not imply availability. --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Cornerstone. Cornerstone combines best-in-class learning with growth-centric talent capabilities and the power of AI to make talent leaders champions of engagement, growth, and transformation. Learn more about how Cornerstone TXP can help you build your future ready workforce at https://bit.ly/FOWCornerstone ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world's top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
12/14/20224 minutes, 48 seconds
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Why Former Home Depot CEO Frank Blake Doesn’t Like 360 Reviews

Frank Blake, the former chairman and CEO of The Home Depot. Prior to this he worked for the U.S. Department of Energy and General Electric. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Delta Air Lines. Frank also spent several years working for the Bush White House administration. In today’s episode Frank shares his experiences with being vulnerable, how he managed his role as CEO of Home Depot, a better approach to 360 interviews, and his view of the world of work in today’s world. --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Cornerstone. Cornerstone combines best-in-class learning with growth-centric talent capabilities and the power of AI to make talent leaders champions of engagement, growth, and transformation. Learn more about how Cornerstone TXP can help you build your future ready workforce at https://bit.ly/FOWCornerstone ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world's top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
12/12/202245 minutes, 19 seconds
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What Does It Mean To Possess The Skill of The Translator?

What exactly does it mean to possess the skill of the translator? Listening and communication has never been more important than it is now. Today, there are so many distractions around us like our phones, computers, social media, and more. You need to make sure you’re listening intently and not distracted. Also, you need to make sure your message is getting across, regardless of the platform or channel you're using. This is what the skill of the translator is all about: listening and communication. --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Cornerstone. Cornerstone combines best-in-class learning with growth-centric talent capabilities and the power of AI to make talent leaders champions of engagement, growth, and transformation. Learn more about how Cornerstone TXP can help you build your future ready workforce at https://bit.ly/FOWCornerstone ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world's top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
12/7/20224 minutes, 26 seconds
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Why Peyman Kargar, President of INFINITI, Invites Employees to Challenge Him

Peyman Kargar, President and Chairman of INFINITI Motor Company. With more than 23 years of experience in the automotive industry, Peyman was born in Iran and has spent the majority of his career with Nissan, and has served in a wide variety of leadership roles. The past two decades, he has also been an engineer and a project manager, and holds an engineering degree from the London Business School In today’s episode Peyman shares the importance of experiencing different cultures, how leadership roles have changed over the years, his approaches and practices to being a leader, and his key principles of discipline, dedication and quality time help keep balance in his life. --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Cornerstone. Cornerstone combines best-in-class learning with growth-centric talent capabilities and the power of AI to make talent leaders champions of engagement, growth, and transformation. Learn more about how Cornerstone TXP can help you build your future ready workforce at https://bit.ly/FOWCornerstone ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world's top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
12/5/202245 minutes, 18 seconds
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Leading a Team is a Lot Like Being a Chef

If you want to be a great leader, you have to master the mindset of the chef. When it comes to cooking, you always have to balance ingredients. If you put too much of one thing, it becomes too sweet, too much of something else, it becomes too salty or too much of another ingredient, it becomes unhealthy or too sweet. As a leader in this new world of work that we're all a part of, there are only two ingredients that you have to balance, which are humanity and technology. Humanity is this aspect of making sure that your organization stays human, that you focus on purpose and meaning and undoing good. And the second aspect that you need to balance is technology, which is this idea of investing so that you can be productive and efficient and scale. --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Hibob. From creating great employee experiences to bridging the gap with multi-national companies, look to HiBob to help create the future of work in your company. Check out their free guide at  www.hibob.com/fow. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world's top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
11/30/20224 minutes, 31 seconds
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Is Your Ego in the Way? World's #1 Executive Coach Marshall Goldsmith Shares How Leaders Can Balance Ego

Marshall Goldsmith, an expert on leadership and employee engagement He is one of the most well known coaches and on the top 10 list of business thinkers in the world. Goldsmith is the author of 35 books, and has sold a record amount of 3 million copies worldwide. Besides being a keynote speaker and an author, he is also a professor of Management Practice at Dartmouth Tuck School of Business. Today on the podcast, Marshall shares what an executive coach does, what common behaviors he coaches on, how the standards on being transparent and vulnerable have changed over the years, and his advice for leaders on approaching difficult situations. --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Hibob. From creating great employee experiences to bridging the gap with multi-national companies, look to HiBob to help create the future of work in your company. Check out their free guide at  www.hibob.com/fow. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world's top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
11/28/202247 minutes, 22 seconds
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How Does a Futurist See the Future: 4 Questions You Need to Know

One of the most important skills leaders should have is thinking like a futurist. Being a futurist doesn’t mean you can predict the future. Futurists help make sure their company isn’t surprised by what the future might bring. Especially now that the world is changing at a rapid pace, being able to think like a futurist has never been more important. Here are some questions that could help you think like a futurist: 1. Why might something happen? 2. What else might happen? 3. What are some of the factors that will influence or impact why something will or will not happen? 4. What do you want to actually happen? Thinking like a futurist is a tremendous asset during your leadership journey. --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Hibob. From creating great employee experiences to bridging the gap with multi-national companies, look to HiBob to help create the future of work in your company. Check out their free guide at  www.hibob.com/fow. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world's top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
11/23/20224 minutes, 40 seconds
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3 Questions AOL Co-Founder Steve Case Asks To Keep Ideas Moving Forward

Steve is one of the world’s most known entrepreneurs and business leaders and is responsible for helping make communication via the internet possible. AOL rose to being one of the largest and most successful internet companies reaching over 4.5 million subscribers by 1995. In 2000 AOL merged with Time Warner in what was described as "the biggest train wreck in the history of corporate America.” In today’s episode Steve shares how AOL came to be and what he learned as the CEO. We also cover how Steve thinks about the future including the variables he looks at, how he identifies potential in others, why diversity is important, and how to change your mindset from focusing on a challenge to seeing an opportunity. --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Hibob. From creating great employee experiences to bridging the gap with multi-national companies, look to HiBob to help create the future of work in your company. Check out their free guide at  www.hibob.com/fow. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world's top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
11/21/202251 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Future Workplace After 2 Years Working From Home

What will the future workplace look like? After two years of the pandemic, most employees are demanding flexibility. A lot of the top organizations around the world are giving their employees multiple workspaces so they can perform different types of activities in different types of environments. Because the reality is, there is still a place for in-person work. Even though employees can be productive and get stuff done at home, it stalled creativity and innovation. --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Hibob. From creating great employee experiences to bridging the gap with multi-national companies, look to HiBob to help create the future of work in your company. Check out their free guide at  www.hibob.com/fow. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world's top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
11/16/20224 minutes, 16 seconds
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Creating a Leadership Mindset and 3 Ways to Deal with Failure from Edelman US CEO Lisa Osborne Ross

Lisa Osborne Ross, the US CEO of Edelman, the world's largest PR firm, and leads the largest region with 13 offices and more than 2,000 employees, In addition to this, Lisa is also a counselor to senior executives, corporate and public affairs and DE&I initiatives. Lisa has also been featured on Forbes 50 over 50. Prior to being the CEO of Edelman, she was the director of APCO Worldwide’s Flagship office. She has also had a 15 year career at Ogilvy, holding multiple different titles including Founder of multicultural practice, Head of Public Advocacy Group, and head of Public Affairs Division. Today on the podcast, Lisa shares her thoughts on what can contribute to your success, her approach to leadership, the difference between different leading styles, and her personal purpose and what balance means to her. --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Hibob. From creating great employee experiences to bridging the gap with multi-national companies, look to HiBob to help create the future of work in your company. Check out their free guide at  www.hibob.com/fow. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world's top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
11/14/202244 minutes, 10 seconds
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How Your Company Can Become More Innovative

A lot of organizations have a factory mentality that is process-centric and does the same thing all the time. You have to think of yourself as a laboratory. You test, experiment, and innovate. You will make mistakes along the way, and that’s ok. That is what the laboratory mentality is all about. It starts with the concept of challenging why things are done the way they are. Next, you create a team. Volunteer to lead an effort to find a better way to get something done. Then define what that future of work looks like for the organization and communicate it to others. Experiment and empower your employees to take action. --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Hibob. From creating great employee experiences to bridging the gap with multi-national companies, look to HiBob to help create the future of work in your company. Check out their free guide at  www.hibob.com/fow. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world's top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
11/9/20223 minutes, 19 seconds
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Three Ts to Putting People First: Trust, Transparency, and Teamwork from Hibob CEO Ronni Zehavi

Ronni Zehavi, the CEO and Co-founder of HiBob, an HR platform that simplifies people management and modernizes the work experience. Before being the CEO of HiBob, he was an entrepreneur in Residence at the Silicon Valley-based Bessemer Venture Partners. Growing up in Israel, Ronni joined the army at the age of 18, where he became an intelligence officer. After graduating, he got his BA in History and Educational Management from Tel Aviv and a MA in organizational Sociology from Bar-ilan University. Previously, Ronni was the co-founder and CEO of Contendo, which was later acquired by Akamai for $300 million.  In today’s episode Ronni shares his thoughts on quiet quitting, the importance of putting his employees first, and the elements of the three T’s, trust, transparency and teamwork. --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Hibob. From creating great employee experiences to bridging the gap with multi-national companies, look to HiBob to help create the future of work in your company. Check out their free guide at  www.hibob.com/fow. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world's top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
11/7/202259 minutes, 59 seconds
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Why Leaders Need To Think And Act Like An Explorer

One of the most crucial mindsets you need as a leader is the mindset of the explorer. One of my favorite stories that perfectly sums it up is of Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton. He was the captain of a ship with 12 men that sailed to explore the Arctic region. Disasters struck one after the other: their ship sank, they had to live on a giant ice floe, and they went over a year without stepping on solid ground. But for every disaster, Shackleton did not lose hope and kept finding ways to survive. He had this aura of optimism and knew that all the obstacles and challenges he faced were things he had to overcome. This is the mindset of the explorer. --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Hibob. From creating great employee experiences to bridging the gap with multi-national companies, look to HiBob to help create the future of work in your company. Check out their free guide at  www.hibob.com/fow. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world's top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
11/2/20225 minutes, 59 seconds
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F-16 Fighter Pilot On Vulnerability, Dealing With Pressure, & Why Struggle Is Important

Dan Rooney, a PGA Golf professional, F-16 fighter pilot, founder of Folders of Honor, and best selling author of flying to the wind, how to harness faith and fearlessness on your ascent to greatness.  In today’s episode Dan shares his incredible story of being a fighter pilot, what purpose means to him, his perspective on prioritizing and making important decisions, the difference between being trusted and reliable, and the craziest thing he’s ever experienced as a fighter pilot. --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Workplace from Meta. Workplace is a business communication tool from Meta. Think Facebook, but for your company. It’s part of Meta’s vision for the future of work. A future in which we’ll all feel more present, connected and productive. Start your journey into the future of work at workplace.com/future. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world's top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
10/31/202246 minutes, 50 seconds
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Leaders Should Be Masters of Conversation

Leaders have to be masters of communication. There is this great episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm where Larry David talks about who you should put in the middle of a dining table during a conversation. Now imagine a table with twenty people. This type of person should be able to keep the conversation going no matter what. As a leader, this is a skill that you need to master. You have to master communicating with all types of people on different kinds of platforms. --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Namely, the all in-one HR solution that makes life easier for your employees, your boss and you! Get a Free Month of unlimited access at Namely.com/FOW today! ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world's top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
10/28/20224 minutes, 48 seconds
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Unexpected Lessons in Leadership from America's Worst High School Hockey Team

John Bacon is the former coach and player of the Ann Arbor Huron High School hockey team in Michigan known as the ‘River Rats’. John is also the author of Let them Lead: Unexpected Lessons in Leadership from America’s Worst High School Hockey Team.  In today’s episode John shares the history and how he transformed one of the worst hockey teams in America to one of the best by setting high expectations, accountability through one another, and inspiring the team to lead themselves.  --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Namely, the all in-one HR solution that makes life easier for your employees, your boss and you! Get a Free Month of unlimited access at Namely.com/FOW today! ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world's top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
10/27/202250 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Way We Attract And Retain Talent is Wrong

How we attract and retain talent is wrong. Traditionally, we convince people to work for us by telling stories about our organization and our employee engagement programs. But the problem is, we treat employee engagement like adrenaline shots. We try to distract employees from what it's actually like to work at our organizations by giving them perks and shiny things we keep throwing in their faces. Now, there are a few organizations that have figured out how to attract and retain the best talent. --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Workplace from Meta. Workplace is a business communication tool from Meta. Think Facebook, but for your company. It’s part of Meta’s vision for the future of work. A future in which we’ll all feel more present, connected and productive. Start your journey into the future of work at workplace.com/future. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world's top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
10/26/20223 minutes, 56 seconds
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Alan Murray, CEO of Fortune Media On How Business and Leadership Has Changed & How To Get On The Cover Of Fortune!

Alan Murray is the CEO of Fortune Media, former head at Pew Research, journalist and author of the book Tomorrow's Capitalist: My Search for the Soul of Business.  In today’s episode Alan shares the history and how he became the CEO of Fortune Media, how businesses have shifted over the years, and about his take on how corporate CEOs are taking on issues including climate, diversity & inclusion, inequality, and workforce opportunity. --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Workplace from Meta. Workplace is a business communication tool from Meta. Think Facebook, but for your company. It’s part of Meta’s vision for the future of work. A future in which we’ll all feel more present, connected and productive. Start your journey into the future of work at workplace.com/future. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world's top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
10/24/202247 minutes, 56 seconds
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Why The People vs Profits Debate is Wrong

Should you focus on profits or people? The truth is that these two are not mutually exclusive. To get to profits, you need to start by focusing on your people. Think about where your profits come from. Profits come from your employees who are building relationships with customers and selling more products. So remember that people and profits are not two opposing forces that are meant to battle each other. They are almost one and the same to get to higher growth. Invest in your people and their experience because they are the ones who will go above and beyond to create opportunities. --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Namely, the all in-one HR solution that makes life easier for your employees, your boss and you! Get a Free Month of unlimited access at Namely.com/FOW today! ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world's top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
10/21/20224 minutes, 42 seconds
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Leadership Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy

Michael Abrashoff is a former U. S. Navy captain and Author of his book, “It’s Your Ship”.  In today’s episode Mike shares how he transformed the ship and the crew from being one of the worst performing in the fleet to the best. We explore the counter-intuitive practices he implemented, mistakes he made during his leadership journey, the importance of culture, and why putting people first is always the best solution for success. --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Namely, the all in-one HR solution that makes life easier for your employees, your boss and you! Get a Free Month of unlimited access at Namely.com/FOW today! ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world's top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
10/20/202245 minutes, 53 seconds
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Who You Surround Yourself With Determines Your Future & Who You Are As A Person

Who you surround yourself with matters. If you surround yourself with negative people, you will adopt that mindset and become a negative person. If you surround yourself with positive people, they can push you to be the best version of yourself. So you need to ask yourself three basic questions to get a sense of who you’re surrounded with: Does this person help make you a better version of yourself? Does this person build you up? Or does this person tear you down? Does this person help you see things from a different perspective? Or does this person just help you see things from a negative perspective? --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Workplace from Meta. Workplace is a business communication tool from Meta. Think Facebook, but for your company. It’s part of Meta’s vision for the future of work. A future in which we’ll all feel more present, connected and productive. Start your journey into the future of work at workplace.com/future. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world's top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
10/19/20225 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Rise Of Chronic Stress At Work & How We Can Fix It

Jennifer Moss has worked as a workplace culture strategist and speaker with companies of all sizes. Her book The Burnout Epidemic was recently nominated for the 2021 Outstanding Works of Literature Award and selected as one of Thinkers50's 10 Best New Management Books for 2022. Jennifer is heard all over the country as a Freelance writer and radio columnist. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications. How does Jennifer feel about workplace wellness? What does it mean for leaders to be human beings? Listen here as Jennifer and I talk about burnouts, being happy, engaged, and pleased at work, and creating a better, healthier, and more productive professional and personal life! --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Workplace from Meta. Workplace is a business communication tool from Meta. Think Facebook, but for your company. It’s part of Meta’s vision for the future of work. A future in which we’ll all feel more present, connected and productive. Start your journey into the future of work at workplace.com/future. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world's top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
10/17/202247 minutes, 58 seconds
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What Makes Leaders Successful in Life and Business

What makes leaders successful in life and in business? They always do 10% more of what is asked. They don’t just deliver what is expected. They exceed the expectations. So if you want to succeed faster, go above and beyond what is expected of you. --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Workplace from Meta. Workplace is a business communication tool from Meta. Think Facebook, but for your company. It’s part of Meta’s vision for the future of work. A future in which we’ll all feel more present, connected and productive. Start your journey into the future of work at workplace.com/future. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world's top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob  
10/12/20224 minutes, 50 seconds
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Jeffrey Brown, CEO of Ally Financial on Building Trust, Vulnerability, & Creating A Great Culture

Jeffrey Brown is the CEO of Ally Financial, the largest all-digital bank in the United States. They are reporting around $134 billion of retail deposits on hand today, raised and gathered without one single branch. They were also the largest auto lender in the US. In today’s episode, we will talk about how Jeffrey became the CEO of Ally Financial, his past career's good and bad culture, and how important mental focus is. Jeffrey also discusses the significance of building a strong foundation to create more trust inside the company. --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Workplace from Meta. Workplace is a business communication tool from Meta. Think Facebook, but for your company. It’s part of Meta’s vision for the future of work. A future in which we’ll all feel more present, connected and productive. Start your journey into the future of work at workplace.com/future. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world's top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
10/10/202244 minutes, 3 seconds
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How The Former CEO of Yum Brands Created a Culture of Recognition

Do you recognize your employees? A lot of times, organizations fail to recognize their people and the amazing work employees do for the company. But everyone wants to be recognized and appreciated. David Novak, former CEO of Yum Brands, is a pioneer of recognizing his people, but he had to learn it the hard way.  --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Workplace from Meta. Workplace is a business communication tool from Meta. Think Facebook, but for your company. It’s part of Meta’s vision for the future of work. A future in which we’ll all feel more present, connected and productive. Start your journey into the future of work at workplace.com/future. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world's top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
10/5/20226 minutes, 9 seconds
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Both/And Thinking, A New Way To Solve Your Toughest Problems & Transform Your Company

Wendy Smith received her Ph.D. from Harvard Business School and is now a Professor of Leadership at the University of Delaware's Lerner College of Business and Economics, as well as the co-founder of the Women's Leadership Initiative. She is interested in how leaders and organizations deal with continuing strategic contradictions such as those between today and tomorrow, global integration and local adaptation, social mission, and financial performance. What are Wendy’s thoughts on “either/or” and “both/and” thinking? What does it mean for leaders to embrace paradoxes? Listen in as Wendy, and I discuss attitude shifts, leadership insights, and why paradoxes exist to help leaders be better leaders! --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Workplace from Meta. Workplace is a business communication tool from Meta. Think Facebook, but for your company. It’s part of Meta’s vision for the future of work. A future in which we’ll all feel more present, connected and productive. Start your journey into the future of work at workplace.com/future. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world's top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
10/3/202245 minutes, 29 seconds
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Leadership Isn't About Big Crazy Transformations

Leadership is oftentimes equated with transformation. But transformation isn't something that happens overnight. Transformation is something that takes a long time. It’s the small things that you do over time that will lead to great impact. Here are small things that you can do to be a better leader: 1. Recognize your team members - it can be as simple as saying thank you. 2. Put together diverse teams. 3. Practice self care - you need to take care of yourself so that you can in turn, take care of others. 4. Practice empathy - putting yourself in somebody else's shoes and perspectives and then responding based on that. 5. Take time to be curious. 6. Be sure you are listening instead of just hearing your people. --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Namely, the all in-one HR solution that makes life easier for your employees, your boss and you! Get a Free Month of unlimited access at Namely.com/FOW today! ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world's top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
9/30/20225 minutes, 31 seconds
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Steve Youngwood, CEO of Sesame Workshop On Business Transformation, Goals, & Balancing Short-Term With Long-Term Success

Steve Youngwood, Chief Executive Officer at Sesame Workshop. In today’s episode, we will talk about Steve’s background information, the sesame workshop, the learnings that influence his leading or thinking style, and his fun stories at Viacom. Steve also talks about what you do if you as a leader put a lot of trust and fail and his unique hack, tip, and strategy to be a successful leader. --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Namely, the all in-one HR solution that makes life easier for your employees, your boss and you! Get a Free Month of unlimited access at Namely.com/FOW today! ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world's top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
9/29/202244 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Servant Mindset Is Not Servant Leadership. Here's Why

The servant mindset is one of the four most crucial mindsets that current and aspiring leaders need to master. It's all about serving four groups: Your leaders - serving your leaders means having a good relationship with them. Do whatever you can to make their lives easier. Your customers - it's about making life a little bit harder on yourself so that it's easier on your customers. Go above and beyond to surprise and delight your customers so they would love to come back and even become your own brand evangelists Your team - whether it's recognizing them, whether it's removing obstacles from their path, whatever it is, ask yourself, what can you do on an ongoing basis to help make those around you more successful, even if they become more successful than you. Yourself - this is what most of us forget about. Practicing self-care will enable you to show up to work every day, at your best, ready to serve others. --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Workplace from Meta. Workplace is a business communication tool from Meta. Think Facebook, but for your company. It’s part of Meta’s vision for the future of work. A future in which we’ll all feel more present, connected and productive. Start your journey into the future of work at workplace.com/future. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world's top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
9/28/20224 minutes, 52 seconds
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Kevin Murphy, CEO of the Largest Company You Never Heard Of On Culture, Leadership, & Thriving in Disruption

Kevin Murphy was appointed CEO in August 2017, and in 2019 he assumed the CEO role for Ferguson plc. Murphy joined Ferguson in 1999 as an operations manager by acquiring his family's Midwest Pipe and Supply business. Ferguson is North America's leading value-added distributor across residential, non-residential, new construction and repair, maintenance, and improvement (RMI) end markets. What are Kevin's ideas on running a successful business? Does having strong leadership influence a company's success? Join Kevin and me as we discuss one of the most heated issues in the field of human resources, leadership lessons, and the need to maintain a positive outlook in a world where things are constantly shifting. --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Workplace from Meta. Workplace is a business communication tool from Meta. Think Facebook, but for your company. It’s part of Meta’s vision for the future of work. A future in which we’ll all feel more present, connected and productive. Start your journey into the future of work at workplace.com/future. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world's top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
9/26/202247 minutes, 34 seconds
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Why Leaders Need To Have A Global Citizen Mindset

The world is rapidly changing to become more global and more dynamic. Because of that, the global citizen mindset is one of the most important mindsets that business leaders need to have. So what does it actually mean? It's composed of two things: 1.   Looking at the big picture. 2.   Surrounding yourself with people who are not like you. Listen to this episode to learn more. --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Namely, the all in-one HR solution that makes life easier for your employees, your boss and you! Get a Free Month of unlimited access at Namely.com/FOW today! ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world's top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
9/23/20226 minutes, 36 seconds
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Former Best Buy CEO On How He Transformed The Company With Vulnerability, Purpose, Meaning, & Putting People First

Hubert Joly is a Harvard Business School senior lecturer and the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Best Buy. He is also a director of Johnson & Johnson and Ralph Lauren Corporation, an HEC Paris' International Advisory Board member, and a trustee of the New York Public Library and the Minneapolis Institute of Art. What are Hubert's thoughts on the difference in leadership throughout time? Are leaders of today much better than the way it was? Tune in and listen as Hubert and I dive into one of the biggest debates in human resources, leadership insights, and why optimism is crucial in this ever-changing world! --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Namely, the all in-one HR solution that makes life easier for your employees, your boss and you! Get a Free Month of unlimited access at Namely.com/FOW today! ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world's top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
9/22/202242 minutes, 56 seconds
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Is Remote Work Just About Getting Things Done?

The pandemic has forced a lot of organizations to shift into remote work. Some people were skeptical about it, but there’s no doubt remote work allowed things to still get done. Microsoft recently did a study on 61,000 of their employees. They found that during the pandemic, employees were still able to get things done and be productive. However, long-term creativity actually went down. So the question is, do we just want to get things done? Or do we want more? This is why in-person work still has a place in our society. That is where a lot of great leadership comes from. That's where psychological safety comes from. That's where training and development and growth comes from. --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Workplace from Meta. Workplace is a business communication tool from Meta. Think Facebook, but for your company. It’s part of Meta’s vision for the future of work. A future in which we’ll all feel more present, connected and productive. Start your journey into the future of work at workplace.com/future. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world's top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
9/21/20226 minutes, 8 seconds
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Eric Miles, CEO of Moss Adams On Growing a Company, Developing Talent, Hybrid Work, & Thinking About The Future

Eric Miles serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the public accounting firm Moss Adams, based in the Western US. Its primary goal is to assist businesses in the middle market by providing various accounting services and financial consulting. What are the traits and practices needed to become an effective leader? How would you make sure your employees take care of them? How did Eric become the CEO? Tune in and listen as Eric and I discuss becoming an effective leader. --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Workplace from Meta. Workplace is a business communication tool from Meta. Think Facebook, but for your company. It’s part of Meta’s vision for the future of work. A future in which we’ll all feel more present, connected and productive. Start your journey into the future of work at workplace.com/future. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world's top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here. --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
9/19/202245 minutes, 15 seconds
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Stop Asking For Permission, Try Doing This Instead!

Asking for forgiveness is better than asking for permission. If you ask for forgiveness, it means you’re proactively trying new things and can get things done quicker. If you do things right, you probably won’t have to ask for forgiveness that often. Instead of waiting for people’s decisions and asking for permission, take initiative and just ask for forgiveness. --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Workplace from Meta. Workplace is a business communication tool from Meta. Think Facebook, but for your company. It’s part of Meta’s vision for the future of work. A future in which we’ll all feel more present, connected and productive. Start your journey into the future of work at workplace.com/future. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ------------------ Companies with better employee experiences have more engaged and productive workers, higher profits, and the ability to attract and retain talent. In today’s competitive talent landscape, companies can’t afford not to invest in employee experience. Download your copy and start creating better experiences for your employees and customers today! --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
9/14/20223 minutes, 52 seconds
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René Redzepi Chef & Owner of World's #1 Restaurant On Creativity, Leadership, Purpose, & People

In today’s episode, we will talk about René Redzepi’s journey to becoming a chef by accident, his three-star Michelin restaurant, and his past days as a chef. René will also talk about how he handles his team as a leader, how he deals with high pressures and burnout, and his advice to people in running a business and managing a team. --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Workplace from Meta. Workplace is a business communication tool from Meta. Think Facebook, but for your company. It’s part of Meta’s vision for the future of work. A future in which we’ll all feel more present, connected and productive. Start your journey into the future of work at workplace.com/future. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Companies with better employee experiences have more engaged and productive workers, higher profits, and the ability to attract and retain talent. In today’s competitive talent landscape, companies can’t afford not to invest in employee experience. Download your copy and start creating better experiences for your employees and customers today! --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
9/12/202248 minutes, 4 seconds
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It's Not What You Say It's How You Say It

Communication is one of the most important skills a leader could have. If you don’t know how to communicate, then your message might not be received well by your people. But there is one thing that you have to remember - Communication isn’t just about what you say. It’s also about how you say it. Your demeanor, tone, or body language is just as important as the message itself. --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Workplace from Meta. Workplace is a business communication tool from Meta. Think Facebook, but for your company. It’s part of Meta’s vision for the future of work. A future in which we’ll all feel more present, connected and productive. Start your journey into the future of work at workplace.com/future. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ------------------ Companies with better employee experiences have more engaged and productive workers, higher profits, and the ability to attract and retain talent. In today’s competitive talent landscape, companies can’t afford not to invest in employee experience. Download your copy and start creating better experiences for your employees and customers today! --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
9/7/20225 minutes, 59 seconds
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"The Crying CEO" On What Happens When Vulnerability Is Used Against You, How To Show Emotion At Work, & Dealing With Haters

Braden Wallake is the CEO and founder of HyperSocial and the CEO of HyperSphere. HyperSocial is a Business-to-Business agency that aims to promote an effective and fun way of doing Business-to-Business marketing and sales. As we all know, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected many people, including businesses. Businesses were forced to change and adapt due to the current situation, and some were forced to let go of their employees to adapt to this change. What happened when Braden had to lay off some of his employees? What impact did it bring when he showed vulnerability publicly? Tune in as we talk about expressing vulnerability in different areas and how we should deal with misinterpreting what you wanted to show. --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Workplace from Meta. Workplace is a business communication tool from Meta. Think Facebook, but for your company. It’s part of Meta’s vision for the future of work. A future in which we’ll all feel more present, connected and productive. Start your journey into the future of work at workplace.com/future. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Companies with better employee experiences have more engaged and productive workers, higher profits, and the ability to attract and retain talent. In today’s competitive talent landscape, companies can’t afford not to invest in employee experience. Download your copy and start creating better experiences for your employees and customers today! --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
9/5/202247 minutes, 11 seconds
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Make Your Place Of Work A Great Place To Work

How can leaders truly make their organization a great place to work? It starts by making a huge mental shift which is moving away from creating a place where you assume people NEED to be there, to creating a place where people WANT to be there. This shift from NEED → WANT is what employee experience is all about. Three tips for you as a leader: 👍Help make other people more successful THAN YOU 👍Get to know your people as human beings not just as workers 👍Think of yourself as a lighthouse, guide others! --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Workplace from Meta. Workplace is a business communication tool from Meta. Think Facebook, but for your company. It’s part of Meta’s vision for the future of work. A future in which we’ll all feel more present, connected and productive. Start your journey into the future of work at workplace.com/future. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ------------------ Companies with better employee experiences have more engaged and productive workers, higher profits, and the ability to attract and retain talent. In today’s competitive talent landscape, companies can’t afford not to invest in employee experience. Download your copy and start creating better experiences for your employees and customers today! --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
8/31/20226 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Unspoken Rules of Career & Leadership Success

Gorick Ng is a top-selling author and a career consultant at Hartford College, where he works with first-generation students with low-income backgrounds to get them on the right track. He wrote the book “The Unspoken Rules: Secrets to Starting Your Career Off Right,” which discusses the unspoken rules in the workplace that could help you achieve your goals. What are the unspoken rules that Gorick is talking about? How does it help you be better at work? What is the current situation in the corporate world? Tune in and listen as Gorick discusses all about career, workplace, and its unspoken rules. --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Workplace from Meta. Workplace is a business communication tool from Meta. Think Facebook, but for your company. It’s part of Meta’s vision for the future of work. A future in which we’ll all feel more present, connected and productive. Start your journey into the future of work at workplace.com/future. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Companies with better employee experiences have more engaged and productive workers, higher profits, and the ability to attract and retain talent. In today’s competitive talent landscape, companies can’t afford not to invest in employee experience. Download your copy and start creating better experiences for your employees and customers today! --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
8/29/202243 minutes, 41 seconds
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Can You Really Achieve Work Life Balance, If So, How?

Do you believe in work-life balance? This topic is getting a lot of attention these days. But work-life balance doesn’t exist. There’s no such thing as a perfect ratio between work and life. Life doesn’t work that way. So instead of talking about work-life balance, the conversation should be more about work-life integration. We need both of those things to thrive and survive. --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Workplace from Meta. Workplace is a business communication tool from Meta. Think Facebook, but for your company. It’s part of Meta’s vision for the future of work. A future in which we’ll all feel more present, connected and productive. Start your journey into the future of work at workplace.com/future. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ------------------ Companies with better employee experiences have more engaged and productive workers, higher profits, and the ability to attract and retain talent. In today’s competitive talent landscape, companies can’t afford not to invest in employee experience. Download your copy and start creating better experiences for your employees and customers today! --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
8/24/20223 minutes, 45 seconds
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Her Company Sold for $375 Million: Here's What She Learned About Leadership, Failure, Vulnerability, & Success

Alexa von Tobel is the founder and managing partner at Inspired Capital and former founder and CEO of Learn vest. In today’s episode, we will discuss Alexa's journey to create Learn Vest and Inspired Capital. Her mistakes and failures along her way and how she deals with them where she grows to be a successful entrepreneur and leader. Alex will also share the actions she’d take to create more balance for herself, her strategy to convey purpose, meaning, and impact to people, leadership tips, hack, and strategies that helped make her more successful. --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Workplace from Meta. Workplace is a business communication tool from Meta. Think Facebook, but for your company. It’s part of Meta’s vision for the future of work. A future in which we’ll all feel more present, connected and productive. Start your journey into the future of work at workplace.com/future. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Companies with better employee experiences have more engaged and productive workers, higher profits, and the ability to attract and retain talent. In today’s competitive talent landscape, companies can’t afford not to invest in employee experience. Download your copy and start creating better experiences for your employees and customers today! --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
8/22/202240 minutes, 44 seconds
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Why The Great Resignation Is A Great Opportunity

What is the great resignation? Millions of people around the world are quitting their jobs because they want more from their organizations. It’s a shift in mentality, and employees are no longer just working for the money. They want to be a part of something meaningful. And I think this is a good thing. Listen to this episode to know why. --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Workplace from Meta. Workplace is a business communication tool from Meta. Think Facebook, but for your company. It’s part of Meta’s vision for the future of work. A future in which we’ll all feel more present, connected and productive. Start your journey into the future of work at workplace.com/future. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ------------------ Companies with better employee experiences have more engaged and productive workers, higher profits, and the ability to attract and retain talent. In today’s competitive talent landscape, companies can’t afford not to invest in employee experience. Download your copy and start creating better experiences for your employees and customers today! --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
8/17/20224 minutes, 46 seconds
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Patrick Lencioni Shares The 6 Types Of Working Genius & How To Determine Yours

Patrick Lencioni is the best-selling author of 11 books, including The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, and his brand-new book is coming out on September 22. It is called The Six Types of Working Genius. In today’s episode, we will discuss his upcoming book, The Six Types of Working Genius. About his driving force in writing this book, assessment of each of them, and how it impacts his personal life. Patrick will also share his thoughts regarding how he feels about things in the world of work and leadership and the rising problem of employees that don’t want to work anymore, three stages of work, what happens if your actions don't align and how this relates to a growth mindset. --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Workplace from Meta. Workplace is a business communication tool from Meta. Think Facebook, but for your company. It’s part of Meta’s vision for the future of work. A future in which we’ll all feel more present, connected and productive. Start your journey into the future of work at workplace.com/future. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Companies with better employee experiences have more engaged and productive workers, higher profits, and the ability to attract and retain talent. In today’s competitive talent landscape, companies can’t afford not to invest in employee experience. Download your copy and start creating better experiences for your employees and customers today! --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
8/15/202244 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Best Way To Receive Feedback

If you want to keep improving, you have to get feedback from others. Creating a culture where feedback is encouraged is one of the best things you can do in your organization. But how do you deliver feedback? Are you brutally honest? Or do you give soft feedback? That’s not the problem. The problem lies in how we receive feedback. Oftentimes, we take it personally and get very emotional. But that’s not how we should receive feedback. Listen in this episode and learn the best way to receive feedback. --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Workplace from Meta. Workplace is a business communication tool from Meta. Think Facebook, but for your company. It’s part of Meta’s vision for the future of work. A future in which we’ll all feel more present, connected and productive. Start your journey into the future of work at workplace.com/future. --------------------- Companies with better employee experiences have more engaged and productive workers, higher profits, and the ability to attract and retain talent. In today’s competitive talent landscape, companies can’t afford not to invest in employee experience. Download your copy and start creating better experiences for your employees and customers today! --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
8/10/20225 minutes, 12 seconds
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Why Your New Ideas Aren’t Catching On and Why You Need to Leverage Friction Theory To Change That

Have you ever wondered why seemingly good ideas don’t get implemented even though people know they are good ideas? As a leader who wants to introduce a new idea or innovation, it can be challenging to convince people to get on board.  Loran Norgren, Professor at the Kellogg School of Management and co-author of the book The Human Element: Overcoming the Resistance That Awaits New Ideas.  In this episode, we are going to explore the psychological frictions that oppose change. Where so many leaders are obsessed with focusing on value and features, Loran argues that it’s actually four frictions that stop new ideas from being implemented. --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Workplace from Meta. Workplace is a business communication tool from Meta. Think Facebook, but for your company. It’s part of Meta’s vision for the future of work. A future in which we’ll all feel more present, connected and productive. Start your journey into the future of work at workplace.com/future. ------------------ Get ad-free listening, early access to new episodes and bonus episodes with the subscription version of the show The Future of Work Plus. To start it will only be available on Apple Podcasts and it will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year, which is the equivalent to the cost of a cup of coffee.  ________________ Companies with better employee experiences have more engaged and productive workers, higher profits, and the ability to attract and retain talent. In today’s competitive talent landscape, companies can’t afford not to invest in employee experience. Download your copy and start creating better experiences for your employees and customers today! --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
8/8/202244 minutes, 2 seconds
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Is Simon Sinek Wrong About CEOs?

A few months ago, Simon Sinek made a video where he said the title of CEO needs to go and be replaced by the title of Chief Vision Officer. Simon's argument was that for every other role inside of the organization, whether it be the CTO, CHRO, or the CMO, their title basically explains what they do. But when it comes to a CEO, most people have no clue what that person does and what that role even means. To be honest, I think most people are actually more confused by a title like CHRO than they are by the title of CEO. I find that people rarely say they have no idea what a CEO does. I don't think the issue is so much that we don't know what a CEO does. The issue is more that we don't keep the CEO accountable for doing what we know they should be doing. We know the role of a CEO is to set the vision, guide the organization, put people first, and create a better world and a better organization. But do we actually hold CEOs responsible and accountable for doing that? That is where I think the bigger problem is. Just changing the title isn't going to make much of a difference. --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Workplace from Meta. Workplace is a business communication tool from Meta. Think Facebook, but for your company. It’s part of Meta’s vision for the future of work. A future in which we’ll all feel more present, connected and productive. Start your journey into the future of work at workplace.com/future. --------------------- Companies with better employee experiences have more engaged and productive workers, higher profits, and the ability to attract and retain talent. In today’s competitive talent landscape, companies can’t afford not to invest in employee experience. Download your copy and start creating better experiences for your employees and customers today! --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
8/3/20227 minutes, 28 seconds
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Bill George, Former CEO of Medtronic On How To Lead Authentically In Today's Workplace & Why Values Are Important

Bill George is the former CEO of Medtronic, a medical device company with around 100,000 employees around the world. He’s also a senior fellow at the Harvard Business School and author of the new book, True North: Leading Authentically in Today's Workplace, Emerging Leader Edition which comes out in August. He first became a leader in 1970 at the age of 27 and he’s been on a mission to transform organizations and leaders ever since! In today’s episode Bill shares some of the greatest lessons and mistakes he learned during his career, what he looks for in other leaders, the importance of values and how to develop them, and what to do if you work for a terrible boss. --------------------- This episode is sponsored by Workplace from Meta. Workplace is a business communication tool from Meta. Think Facebook, but for your company. It’s part of Meta’s vision for the future of work. A future in which we’ll all feel more present, connected and productive. Start your journey into the future of work at workplace.com/future. --------------------- Companies with better employee experiences have more engaged and productive workers, higher profits, and the ability to attract and retain talent. In today’s competitive talent landscape, companies can’t afford not to invest in employee experience. Download your copy and start creating better experiences for your employees and customers today! --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
8/1/20221 hour, 31 seconds
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The Five B's of Purposeful Leadership

What’s the most important part of being a successful leader? According to Hubert Joly, former CEO of Best Buy, it’s all about being purposeful. Purposeful leaders understand the purpose of the people around them and know what drives them. Instead of just chasing money and power, purposeful leaders look beyond themselves to serve people and create a better world. --------------------- Companies with better employee experiences have more engaged and productive workers, higher profits, and the ability to attract and retain talent. In today’s competitive talent landscape, companies can’t afford not to invest in employee experience. Download your copy and start creating better experiences for your employees and customers today! --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
7/27/20228 minutes, 1 second
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What We Can Learn About Success When Women Lead & Why We Have So Few Women Leaders

Julia Boorstin is CNBC’s Senior Media & Tech Correspondent based at the network’s Los Angeles bureau. She covers media with a special focus on the intersection of media and technology. She also wrote the book When Women Lead: What They Achieve, Why They Succeed, and How We Can Learn from Them, released later this year in October. What were Julia’s motivations for writing her new book? What are her thoughts about women’s representation and leadership? Tune in as Julia, and I discuss her new book and her inspirations in writing it and talk about factors such as vulnerability, adaptability, and contextual thinking and her recommendations. --------------------- Companies with better employee experiences have more engaged and productive workers, higher profits, and the ability to attract and retain talent. In today’s competitive talent landscape, companies can’t afford not to invest in employee experience. Download your copy and start creating better experiences for your employees and customers today! --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
7/25/202255 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Best Leaders Break Rules

Everywhere we go, we see rules. Rules are there for a reason. They keep order and prevent mistakes from happening. But sometimes, rules can be broken. In fact, the best leaders break rules. Great leaders are the ones who go above and beyond to make employees, customers, and clients happier. --------------------- Companies with better employee experiences have more engaged and productive workers, higher profits, and the ability to attract and retain talent. In today’s competitive talent landscape, companies can’t afford not to invest in employee experience. Download your copy and start creating better experiences for your employees and customers today! --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
7/20/20226 minutes, 25 seconds
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The CEO of WHOOP On Using Metrics To Optimize Health & Performance At Work and at Home

Will Ahmed, Founder and CEO of WHOOP. WHOOP has created wearable technologies for enhancing the human performance and wellness of the next generation. WHOOP members range from elite athletes and Fortune 500 CEOs to fitness fanatics and executives, as well as military people and healthcare professionals. Ahmed has garnered over $400 million from prominent investors and has an active advisory board composed of some of the world's most renowned cardiologists, technologists, marketers, and designers. Ahmed published "The Feedback Tool: Measuring Fitness, Intensity, and Recovery," which inspired his current work's underlying physiology and engineering. He was selected to the Fortune 40 Under 40 Healthcare list for 2020, having previously been recognized by Forbes 30 Under 30 and the Boston Business Journal 40 Under 40. WHOOP was deemed the most innovative wellness company by Fast Company in 2020.   --------------------- Companies with better employee experiences have more engaged and productive workers, higher profits, and the ability to attract and retain talent. In today’s competitive talent landscape, companies can’t afford not to invest in employee experience. Download your copy and start creating better experiences for your employees and customers today! --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
7/18/202258 minutes, 7 seconds
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5 Pieces Of Career Advice I Wish Somebody Told Me

There are 5 things I wish I knew earlier in my career. 1. Be a taste tester. When you're younger, you likely won’t know what you want to do. It’s ok to try different things and see what you like and don’t like. Think like a taste tester. 2. Build your own ladder. You don't need to climb anybody else's ladder, especially in this new world of work. Make your own ladder. 3. Make your own decisions. It's okay to listen to the advice of others, but you need to make your own choices. Don't let anybody else make choices for you. 4. Life is too short to be miserable at work. If you are miserable at your job, do something about it. 5. Be self-aware. Understand your strengths and weaknesses to be able to get help from others early on. --------------------- Companies with better employee experiences have more engaged and productive workers, higher profits, and the ability to attract and retain talent. In today’s competitive talent landscape, companies can’t afford not to invest in employee experience. Download your copy and start creating better experiences for your employees and customers today! --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
7/13/20226 minutes, 37 seconds
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What Kind of Leader Are You, a Diminisher or a Multiplier?

Liz Wiseman is the CEO of Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. She has been listed on the Thinkers50 ranking and in 2019 was recognized as the top leadership thinker in the world. She is also the author of the New York Times bestseller Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter. Liz talks about her book and shares her ideas about the two types of leaders: diminishers and multipliers. She explains why organizations need more multipliers and what you should do to deal with diminishers. --------------------- Companies with better employee experiences have more engaged and productive workers, higher profits, and the ability to attract and retain talent. In today’s competitive talent landscape, companies can’t afford not to invest in employee experience. Download your copy and start creating better experiences for your employees and customers today! --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
7/11/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 58 seconds
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Four Ways To Elevate Yourself

There are four ways to elevate yourself, according to Robert Glazer, CEO of Acceleration Partners and author of the book Elevate. 1. Spiritually. You have to know yourself and have a level of self-awareness about who you are as a person, what you stand for, and what your values are. 2. Intellectually. Know where you're going, what your goals are, what you want to accomplish, and the direction you want to go in. 3. Physically. Take care of your body, otherwise it becomes very hard to take care of all of these other things as well. 4. Emotionally. This is about your relationships and how you respond to difficult situations and challenges. The emotional level makes all the day-to-day efforts come to life. --------------------- Companies with better employee experiences have more engaged and productive workers, higher profits, and the ability to attract and retain talent. In today’s competitive talent landscape, companies can’t afford not to invest in employee experience. Download your copy and start creating better experiences for your employees and customers today! --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
7/6/20227 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Secrets Of Superbosses And How You Can Become One!

Sydney Finkelstein is the Steven Roth Professor of Management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, where he teaches courses on Leadership and Strategy. He also has experience working with executives at Dartmouth and other prestigious universities around the world. He holds degrees from Concordia University and the London School of Economics and a Ph.D. from Columbia University in strategic management. What is a Super Boss? Do you need to be on the level of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates to become a Super Boss? Stay tuned as Professor Finkelstein shares the key to becoming a super boss and building a successful organization! --------------------- Companies with better employee experiences have more engaged and productive workers, higher profits, and the ability to attract and retain talent. In today’s competitive talent landscape, companies can’t afford not to invest in employee experience. Download your copy and start creating better experiences for your employees and customers today! --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
7/4/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 20 seconds
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How To Make Decisions In Unfamiliar Situations & Circumstances

Making decisions in familiar circumstances is easy. All you have to do is remember what you did successfully in the past, and then do it again. But what do you do when you're faced with an unfamiliar situation? The answer lies in chess--a virtually limitless game. There are a lot of possible moves in a game of chess, but there are certain things that Grandmasters do all the time: 1. Pattern recognition 2. Follow their intuition 3. Calculate 4. Not afraid of making mistakes --------------------- Companies with better employee experiences have more engaged and productive workers, higher profits, and the ability to attract and retain talent. In today’s competitive talent landscape, companies can’t afford not to invest in employee experience. Download your copy and start creating better experiences for your employees and customers today! --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
6/29/20229 minutes, 56 seconds
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Harvard Professor Rosabeth Kanter On What It Means to Lead & How To Be an Effective Leader

Rosabeth Moss Kanter is a professor of business administration at Harvard Business School and the director and chair of the Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative. She has authored and co-authored around 20 books, with her latest work being “Think Outside the Building: How Advanced Leaders Can Change the World One Smart Innovation at a Time”. Professor Kanter shares her current undertakings at Harvard University and her thoughts about the subject of leadership while looking at examples such as today’s world and business leaders. --------------------- Companies with better employee experiences have more engaged and productive workers, higher profits, and the ability to attract and retain talent. In today’s competitive talent landscape, companies can’t afford not to invest in employee experience. Download your copy and start creating better experiences for your employees and customers today! --------------------- Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com  Let's connect on social! Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobmorgan8 Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobmorgan8 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacobm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FuturistJacob
6/27/202257 minutes, 28 seconds