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A Geek Leader, inspiring technical and creative leaders around the world

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A Geek Leader, inspiring technical and creative leaders around the world






AGL 086: Leading Amazing Teams with Tricia Broderick

Tricia has more than twenty years of experience in software development and is passionately focused on facilitating high-performance software development environments. Her leadership at all levels of an organization helped lay the groundwork to shift teams from one-year product cycles to feasible, daily delivery of quality software and services. Tricia openly shares stories from her firsthand experience to inspire people to reach new heights through continuous reflection and growth. As a...


AGL 085: 2018 Retrospective

2018 has been a great year. I rebooted the podcast with both solo shows and more interviews than ever before. The number of listeners and total downloads have blown my mind. The number of platforms where you can get A Geek Leader has grown remarkably as well. I learned a lot of valuable information that I can apply to my day job and my life outside of work. I met and talked to some of the coolest people on the planet. I suspect 2019 will be even better. All good retrospectives usually...


AGL 084: Michael Sarraille, Navy SEAL, EF Overwatch Co-Founder

Today on the show we've got Mike Sarraille, EF Overwatch Co-Founder, Managing Partner & CEO. Mike is one tough guy. Being a Marine wasn't tough enough for this guy, so he became a Navy Seal. We talk about leadership and ownership in this interview. Its a must listen!About Mike Mike Sarraille is a retired U.S. Navy SEAL officer, founder and board of director for the VETTED Foundation, a 501(c)3 Veteran executive education platform, a graduate of the University of Texas McCombs Business...


AGL 083: Growing as a Leader with Carl Kinghorn from EFC Systems

About Carl Over the past decade Carl Kinghorn has had the opportunity to grow as a leader within EFC Systems. He has championed changes to culture, processes, and development techniques that has enabled scaling the company's ability to deliver quality software to its clients in the agricultural space. During this time, he's seen the company triple in size; and in his role as VP of the software development group, he gets to be a leader and a teacher with a goal of enabling his teams to...


AGL 082: Mike Cohn – Agile Leadership

About Mike Mike Cohn is the author of three of best-selling books on agile (User Stories Applied for Agile Software Development, Agile Estimating and Planning, and Succeeding with Agile). He is one of the world’s most sought-after and respected Certified Scrum Trainers, a keynote speaker, and an in-demand coach to companies throughout the United States and around the world.As the founder of Mountain Goat Software, Mike specializes in helping companies adopt and improve their use of agile...


AGL 081: Agendashift with Mike Burrows

Today on the show we've got Mike Burrows. Mike is a leader in the lean, agile and project management community. He's a well known speaker and consultant.About Mike Agendashift founder Mike Burrows is the author of Kanban from the Inside (2014) and Agendashift: Outcome-oriented change and continuous transformation (2018); his third book Right to Left: the digital leader's guide to Lean and Agile is due in 2019. He is recognized for his pioneering work in Lean, Agile, and Kanban and his...


AGL 080 : Unbreakable with Thom Shea

About Thom: (Ret.) Navy SEAL Thom Shea is the founder and CEO of Adamantine Alliance, a Leadership training organization. Thom works directly with executives and high performance individuals who want to master the Five Pyramids of Human Performance® to achieve the next level results.Thom is a renowned Keynote speaker, presenting dynamic topics of Leading in Chaos, Forging Leaders, and the Culture of Leading People.Thom interviews high performance leaders on The Unbreakable Podcast.He is...


AGL 079: John Allen – Navy Seal – Elite Meet

Just another #1 world ranked video game player turned philosopher turned Navy SEAL turned non-profit startup CEO.John Allen is the CEO of Elite Meet, a Non-Profit organization he co-founded along with Jordan Selleck that connects high performing, transitioning veterans, like Navy SEALs and Fighter Pilots, with companies who are looking to hire. He started out at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, after which he served in the Navy as a Navy SEAL for seven years. Now the former Navy...


AGL 078: The Motivation Myth with Jeff Haden

Jeff Haden is speaker, ghostwriter, Inc. Magazine contributing editor, and author of the bestselling The Motivation Myth: How High Achievers Really Set Themselves Up to WIn. Before changing careers he spent 20 years in manufacturing, starting as an entry-level shop-floor employee, climbing the ladder through a variety of customer service, human resources, production control, and multi-plant improvement team positions, to finally direct all manufacturing operations for a Fortune 500...


AGL 077: The Motivation Trap with John Hittler

About John “How were you able to pull that off?” John has made a habit of creating seemingly impossible outcomes, whether transforming a struggling team to become the top performer, or engaging an audience with his playful, interactive, life-changing style. His belief is simple: we are each endowed with one unique genius, different than any other person on the planet. John uses his genius to create seemingly impossible outcomes and in doing so, helps people win big!His professional career...


AGL 076: Bobby Allen, CTO for CloudGenera

Bobby Allen serves as Chief technology officer (CTO) for CloudGenera and as Stewardship Pastor for Wellspring Church. He brings the unique perspective of being a thought-leader in Cloud Computing while helping lead a Gospel-centered, multi-ethnic church in Charlotte, NC. Bobby is a veteran of Intel, Bank of America and multiple startups. He went into corporate America after being an Intel fellow at the University of Michigan. He is available to speak to your organization or at your next...


AGL 075: Gary Hayslip, CISO at Webroot

As CISO for Webroot, Gary Hayslip advises executive leadership on protecting critical information resources and oversees enterprise cyber-security strategy. His mission includes creating a “risk aware” culture that places a high value on securing and protecting customer information entrusted to Webroot. Hayslip’s career in the fields of enterprise information security and network security spans more than 20 years and includes multiple CIO, CISO, and deputy director of IT positions for the...


AGL 073: Heather Wilde is the CTO of ROCeteer

Today on the show we have Heather Wilde. She was the eighth employee of Evernote, where she oversaw the company's growth from thousands to 100 million customers. She's published popular video games, trained Fortune 500 brands, advised hundreds of startups, and managed some major nonprofit programs. Now, as a fractional CTO through her own company ROCeteer, her award-winning work keeps the "Unicorn Whisperer" constantly traveling across the globe to find the next unicorn.About...


AGL 072: The Power of “Saying No”

I heard a story on the Accidental Creative Podcast once about pruning grapes in a vineyard. Todd said that many times healthy vines that are bearing good fruit need to be pruned off. The reason is that the vine cannot grow new, more productive branches until some of the other branches are pruned. So cutting out good and fruit-bearing branches may be necessary in order for the vine to increase in capacity overall. This holds with us at work and in life. Sometimes we have to shutdown old...


AGL 071: Rebel Talent with Francesca Gino

Francesca Gino is an award-winning researcher and the Tandon Family Professor of Business Administration in the Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit at Harvard Business School. She is also affiliated with the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, the Mind, Brain, Behavior Initiative at Harvard, and the Behavioral Insight Group at Harvard Kennedy School.Her consulting and speaking clients include Bacardi, Akamai, Disney, Goldman Sachs, Honeywell, Novartis, P&G, and the U.S. Air...


AGL 070: Patricia Hatter

About Patty Patty Hatter is a multiple award-winning technology, business and operations leader who drives digital transformation and growth for global companies.Patty currently advises early stage technology companies, focused on key technologies such as cybersecurity, cloud infrastructure, and blockchain-enabled enterprise applications. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Barrick Gold (NYSE:ABX). Prior to this, Patty was SVP of the McAfee Services organization, where she drove...


AGL 069: Leading Through Failures

No matter how good you are, at some point in time, you will fail. It's inevitable. Failure is not a problem, its promise. How we respond to failure is crucial to how we is the most important part of failing. It's not the failure that stops us, it's the inability to learn and move forward that stops us. I've failed at many projects, on tests in school, at sports and about in every area of my life. We all fail and we should not fear failure. I once had a boss that made my team fear failure. He...


AGL 068: Michelle Dennedy – VP and Chief Privacy Officer at Cisco

Today on the show I'm honored to have Michelle Dennedy, VP and Chief Privacy Officer at Cisco Systems. About Michelle Dennedy Michelle Finneran Dennedy is Vice President and Chief Privacy Officer at Cisco, where she works to raise awareness and create tools that promote privacy, quality, respect, trust, and asset-level possibilities for data. She is a unique visionary in the field of privacy and the IT industry, bringing together multifaceted approaches that provide sincere privacy...


AGL 067: Lessons Learned from Tom Rath’s Books

Last week I was honored to have Tom Rath on the show to talk about some of his books and how they impact leaders. Today I want talk about some of the take aways that I had from Tom's books and how they have impacted my life. Eat Move SleepWalking Meetings 10,000 steps Standing no sugar in coffee cut out fruit juices cut down on bread SLEEP!!!!Are You Fully Charged?Work in bursts Pomadora Technique Search for meaning, not happinessStrengths Finders 2.0Focus on your strengths But don't...


AGL 066: Teach Everything you Know – Kevin Griffin

Today on the show we have Kevin Griffin, owner, trainer and consultant at Swift Kick. Kevin was gracious enough to have me on his show, the Swift Kick Show a few months back. Here's a link to that episode.As a software professional with over ten years of experience, Kevin Griffin has had the fantastic opportunity to work with a variety of industries ranging from Military to Health Care to Ticket Brokering.A lesson he learned early in his career was that true experts and professionals teach...