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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.




146 - Quit! The Last Principle of Success! With Dr. Stanley Robertson

“Sunsets are proof that endings can be beautiful.” — Buddha Do you hold on too long? I know I do. I have trouble quitting. In some respects, that tenacity has been helpful in me progressing professionally. In other places, it's hindered my growth. How about you? On this episode, I'm talking with Dr. Stanley, Robertson, The Quit Doctor. He's a fascinating guy with a lot of letters behind his name and we talk about his new book, Quit! The Last Principle of Success. Dr. Robertson talks about...


145 - Intelligent Motivation With Dr. Biagio "Bill" Sciacca

"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." -Confucius Do you know where you are going? Do you have something that you're trying to get accomplished or some big, fat, hairy goal that is on your list? You should! This is a fantastic episode! Honestly, I like them all because I learn so much from my guests but this week was a total joy! I had the privilege of talking with Dr. Bill Sciacca. We talk about goals, motivation, and get metaphysical about leadership. It has...


144 - Decide to Succeed! With Jennifer Dawn

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." - George Bernard Shaw I remember talking to my brother one day about some problems I was having and he told me, "You can run away from your problems but, when you look in the mirror, they're usually staring right back at you." He was right, most issues are created by me and can only be solved by me. In that regard, I can be my own biggest barrier to getting them taken care of. How about you? On this episode, I talk with...


143 - Get Engagement By Being Engaged! With Jennifer DiMotta

“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground”. – Theodore Roosevelt Here we are! Episode 143! I can't believe it! I also can't believe how much I continue to learn on this show from my guests. Most weeks, I feel like the luckiest boy in leader land! And, this week is NO exception! On this episode, I had the privilege to talk with Jennifer DiMotta. She is the BOMB! So smart and gave me a lot to think about in my own leadership journey. We hit it all so be ready....you're going...


142 - Gold Level Leadership With Colin Gold

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”― Rumi Things are different today, aren't they? Just looking at my phone I think about how much computing power it has over the first computer I ever purchased in 1992. Technology isn't just different, people are also different. The workforce of today is so much more savvy than it was 30 years ago that it's easy to feel disconnected from those around you. This week, you're in luck! I'm having...


141 - Forget About The Third Decimal With A.J. Sue

“We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe As a small business owner, leader, and person, I can spend a lot of time on things that really don't provide any value OR don't bring me any joy. Actually, just the opposite. They can stress me out and zap all of my energy. On this episode, I'm talking with A.J. Sue. He's a small business coach and really cool guy. We talk a lot about how to divest yourself of things that aren't working for you and to focus in on...


140 - How To Be An Inclusive Leader With Jennifer Brown

“We are all different, which is great because we are all unique. Without diversity life would be very boring.” — Catherine Pulsifer Our current workplace is a dynamic environment and we, as leaders, need to be as dynamic in our effort to understand and change with it if we are to create teams where EVERYONE feels like they have a voice. On this episode, I'm talking with Jennifer Brown. Quite simply, she's amazing! She and I discuss how to make it all happen. How to have difficult...


139 - Work Hard, Collaborate and Have Fun! With Chad Pytel

"A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business." -Henry Ford When I think about tech companies, I automatically envision a working environment that has bean bag chairs, ping pong tables, and free snacks in the break room (the last one is especially appealing to me since I love snacks). That is the picture that the media portrays and, although there may be some truth in it, it's not all like that. On this episode, I had the great pleasure to talk with Chad Pytel, CEO of the...


138 - The Elegant Warrior With Heather Hansen, JD

"At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst." -Aristotle Okay....true confession time. I don't like football but I love football movies. I also don't like going to court but I love court related shows. Most of what I've learned about the law has come from watching Tom Cruise in a "Few Good Men." On this episode I get a dose of the law and how it pertains to leading better and, quite frankly, living better from expert, Heather Hansen....


137 - Rapid Rewire Your Brain With Michele Molitor

“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” - The Buddha Do you ever get in your own way? I know I do. I can spend a lot more time telling myself how I shouldn't do something or how I don't deserve something when I should be doing just the opposite. If you're like me, you're in luck because on this episode we're talking about how to rewire your brain so that you can get past some of those self defeating...


136 - It's All About The Relationship With Jack McGuinness

“It takes two flints to make a fire.” – Louisa May Alcott Relationships are to leadership as bread is to a sandwich....it's what keeps it all together. However, it today's busy world we tend to focus in on the relationship first and, instead, focus in on the mission. On this episode, I get to talk to fellow military leader and retiree, Jack McGuinness. Jack is a West Point graduate and learned much of his leadership trade in the trenches (like I did) with other military people. Jack and I...


135 - Enabling Life For Your Team With Natalie Nagele

“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” —Charles Darwin I've never quite understood the 40 hour workweek. Have you? I mean, if you can get your work done in half of the time...why do you need to sit there until the clock runs out? Production is production, isn't it? This is just ONE of the issues we discuss with my AWESOME guest, Natalie Nagele, on this week's Leadership Happy Hour. Natalie is what all leaders should be; a life-long learner. She...


134 - Gut Check With Wade Lightheart

“Health is the greatest gift.” - Buddha Is one of you goals to live a healthier life? If so, you can do two things immediately... On this episode I had the great pleasure to talk to THREE TIME natural body building champion Wade Lightheart. We, as leaders, need to take care of ourselves. If we're not running at our optimum there is no way we can be 100% on point for our teams. Wade opened my eyes about a lot of health prevention issues and strategies. AND...he gives a special offer at the...


133 - What's The Benefit? With Allison DePaoli

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin I'll admit it...there are a LOT of things in this world I know nothing about, however, I rectified one of those knowledge deficiencies on this week's show when we talked benefits with expert Allison DePaoli. I had no idea there were so many things to consider. Not only from an employer standpoint but also from an employee's. We talk risk, what to look for, and a whole lot more! You're going to dig Allison...she makes...


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...