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Leadership Happy Hour is where we discuss leadership, team strategies, have a little fun and, also, a few drinks! Grab a cocktail and catch up with topical leadership issues here! Please drink responsibly….we don’t want you to damage your computer.

Leadership Happy Hour is where we discuss leadership, team strategies, have a little fun and, also, a few drinks! Grab a cocktail and catch up with topical leadership issues here! Please drink responsibly….we don’t want you to damage your computer.
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Leadership Happy Hour is where we discuss leadership, team strategies, have a little fun and, also, a few drinks! Grab a cocktail and catch up with topical leadership issues here! Please drink responsibly….we don’t want you to damage your computer.




132 - What if You're NOT Who You Think You Are? With Mark Gober

“The world as we have created...it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”― Albert Einstein This week....we're getting DEEP on the show. We're talking beyond leadership into your consciousness! Yes....I know....pretty cool stuff. I get to talk to Mark Gober about his new book, What if You're Not Who You Think You Are. I truly enjoyed this interview with Mark. It was smart, insightful and pushed me to question a lot of things that I held as true in...


131 - Jump On The Cloudsponge With Jay Gibb

“You will never feel truly satisfied by work until you are satisfied by life.” - Heather Schuck It isn't easy doing it all. How do you run a successful business, take care of your team and still manage to be there so your kids know who you are? Like I stated...it isn't easy! On this episode I have the pleasure of talking with Jay Gibb. Jay is a serial entrepreneur and CEO of Cloudsponge. We hit a full rack of different topics but what I really took away from our time together was Jay's...


130 - Knockout Presentations With Diane Diresta, CSP

“Be yourself! Don’t try to fabricate your personality in the guise of impressing others.” ― Ashish Patela Do you hate giving presentations? You're not alone. Most do. But, research suggests, that people that can effective present get promoted faster, make more money, and eat without gaining weight (I made that last fact up) (But...I wish it were true)). If you're looking to "up your game" in presenting the material that is going to make a difference for your organization, then this episode...


129 - How to Keep Your Humanity at Work With Tevis Trower

"Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive." ― Dalai Lama Ever feel like you've left the best part of yourself at home when you get to work? I know I have. Perhaps it's the people. Or, maybe, it's a series of situations that cause you to question why you're even doing what you're doing. Rest easy...you're not alone and there are things you can do to be your best. This episode's guest is Tevis Trower. She's an incredible person with some unique...


128 - It's ALL About Dignity With Esther Weinberg

"Dignity of human nature requires that we must face the storms of life." -Mahatma Gandhi Part of being human is to know that we're heard, we're valued, we're respected and that what we do provides some kind of meaning. Where does that come from? It's all about dignity! Today's workplace cultures have a void and that void is dignity. People's needs aren't being met and this episode's guest is out to change it! Her name is Esther Weinberg and she has got the GOODS! Want to change your...


127 - Step Into The Moment With Carey Jenkins

"A good leader leads the people from above them. A great leader leads the people from within them."--M. D. Arnold I'm a life long learner. In part, that's why I do the podcast...I'm always learning things from my guests and this week is no exception...she blew me away! This episode's guest is Carey Jenkins. She the CEO of a tech company and had a very unconventional path to getting there. She shares some key insights about that path, what she's learned along the way and some great...


126 - Leadership Return on Investment With Alex Vorobieff

"In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is." - Yogi Berra I like talking about leadership legacy. Let's face it, policies and plans fade away but a legacy is what stays. What does that take? It takes an investment of yourself, as leader, in others. Something that I refer to as the leadership tithe...that you're sharing that 10% of yourself that really matters. On this episode I'm talking with Alex Vorobieff. Alex, quite frankly, blew me away...


125 - They'll Follow YOUR Lead With Dayne Shuda

"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." --Helen Keller Leading a team can be hard when they're by your side every day. Now...imagine you're in charge of a team of 60 creative people, spread all over the Globe, varying deadlines to meet, and customers that what quality work. Sounds daunting...doesn't it? On this episode I get to talk to Dayne Shuda and he does just that. He is a serial entrepreneur and he shares he trials, his triumphs and what it takes to lead a team that...


124 - The Language Of Influence With Dr. Mario Garcia

"Never mistake the power of influence." - Jim Rohn In life, we're all trying to influence someone. It may be our wife, our kids, our boss or our team. Regardless of who we're trying to sway our way, it takes some skill. On this episode, I have the great privilege of talking to Dr. Mario Garcia. In full disclosure, Mario was one of my professors and his views were so profound I knew I had to have him on the show. Mario has got the goods and you're going to get a lot from our...


123 - Leading Great Teams With Jeffrey Davidson

"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." --Helen Keller As the saying goes...."teamwork makes the dreamwork!" That's what we're talking about this week on the podcast: Leading Great Teams! Jeffrey Davidson and I have a great conversation on what it takes to get your team to the next level, what it means to lead, and how what you do is so much more important than what you say. We also talk about the power of failing. I know you're going to dig it as much as I...


122 - Fire Them Now! With Phillips Stutts

“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.” - Winston Churchill I've spent a lot of time on marketing campaigns that have netted absolutely nothing. I don't have a clear strategy going in and, in the end, don't have a clear outcome when it's done. The same has applied when attempting a new venture as a leader. Have you had the same? On this episode I get to talk to marketing genius, Phillip Stutts. Okay, he doesn't call himself a genius but I do. Phillip...


121 - Deep Listening With Oscar Trimboli

"Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk." --Doug Larson I'll admit it. I'm a horrible listener. Let me clarify that....I'm horrible listener and, because I know that, I am constantly working on improving my listening skills. Most of the time I've got so much going on in my head that I am only partly in the conversation. That's why I loved talking with this week's guest, Oscar Trimboli. He's the author of the book, Deep Listening, and we...


120 - The Neuroscience of Leadership With Ann Betz

“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” --Buddha Sometimes...I know what I'm doing but I have no idea what's going on in my head. Nor do I know what's going on in the heads of the people on my team. Wouldn't it be nice to know what all that "grey matter" is doing? Well, you're in luck! This week I'm talking to Ann Betz. Ann has a specialization in the neuroscience of leadership and we talk about just...


119 - Thriving as a Bull in a China Shop With David Quick

"There comes a time in the affairs of man when he must take the bull by the tail and face the situation." -W.C. Fields Yes, it's true. I've been accused by some of being a tad abrupt in my career. It's not that I don't care about people's feelings it's just that I get so focused in on mission that I forget about them. It's something I've worked on my entire life (and will continue to do so). That's why I'm so excited about sharing this episode with you because I'm talking to the man who...


118 - Don't Toss The Baton In The Air! With Barbara Turley

"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." -George Bernard Shaw Great communication and clear expectations are the key to any successful evolution. You can't just toss the baton in the air and hope the next runner in the relay get it, you have to hand it off. Those are some of the great points I got from this week's guest, Barbara Turley. Barbara is the CEO of Virtual Hub and she shares some key points on managing virtual teams, how important...


117 - Unlock Your Leadership Potential With Arthur Carmazzi

"Surround yourself with great people; delegate authority; get out of the way." - Ronald Reagan Are you ready to get your mind blown? That's what this interview was like for me. It was so action packed that it was like drinking water from a fire hose! My guest this week is Arthur Carmazzi and he lets it all go in our time together...sharing everything! From his beginnings in the leadership world to being ranked as one of the top thought leaders in the world. Grab something to write...


116 - Step Up And Lead! With Meredith Crawford

“Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want.” – Dianne Feinstein, U.S. Senator In my life, I have worked with and for some amazing leaders. Those were the people that I learned the most from and took the time to invest in me. Many of them were women. I only share that because in this episode we're talking about some of the disparities that are still out there in preparing women to lead. My guest this week is Meredith Crawford. She's smart, she's been...


115 - Humor That Works! With Andrew Tarvin

April is Humor Month! ENJOY! Humor has always been a part of my life. Not just my regular life but also my leadership life. It has been the one tool that has helped me connect with others, be more approachable and also more likeable (when what I had to do could have pushed it in another direction). This week's guest, Andrew Tarvin, is the expert on scientifically (and strategically) using humor to make the work you do and the workplace you do it in, more effective and enjoyable. We talk...


114 - Professional Development For Success With Jakob Heuser

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” ― John F. Kennedy How many training classes have you sat in and wondered....."what the hell am I doing here?" Or how about that time when the training was really great but you couldn't remember what it was about a few weeks later. Even worse, you get no personal development at all! Sadly, we've all been there (I know I have). This week I had the great opportunity to talk with Jakob Heuser. He's an evangelist for human centered...


113 - Gridiron Genius With Mike Lombardi

“Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.” –George S. Halas I don't watch a lot of sports on Television. Admittedly, it gives me less to talk about at the gym with the other guys but there's always our ailments (that's talk for people over 50). Even so, I do love sports movies. Perhaps I love them because I get the backstory on the team, the players, and how they all made it through the trials together to win. That's why I love this week's guest, Mike Lombardi, as we talk about his...