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Leadership: The Journey With No Summit

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Effective, values-based leadership strategies and tools your team can put into practice immediately to fuel your company's lasting success.


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Effective, values-based leadership strategies and tools your team can put into practice immediately to fuel your company's lasting success.






Episode 15: Jamara Wilson -- Trust and Empower

My guest on this episode is Jamara Wilson (jamarawilson.com). She is a multifaceted and discerning businesswoman, recognized for her leadership abilities and passion for excellence & evolution. The theme of this episode is "Trust and Empower." We discuss building trust, the importance of authenticity & the human connection, the pursuit of excellence, and more!


Episode 14: Trust And Empower, with Lt. Col. (Ret.) Jack Matthews

My guest is Lt. Col. (Ret.) Jack Matthews. The launching point for our conversation is "Trust and Empower." We discuss how to begin building trust into the framework of a team, and more!


Episode 13: A Conversation With Dr. Jeanne Hurlbert

My guest is Dr. Jeanne Hurlbert (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeannehurlbert). The theme of this episode is one of The Big Six Leadership Principles® -- "When In Charge, Take Charge." We also discuss the importance of recognizing unchanging values while adapting to change, building a culture where team members feel supported, and more!


Episode 12: Do The Right Thing When No One Is Looking

My guest is Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Craig Whelden, who I've known for many years. He's the author of "Leadership: The Art of Inspiring People to Be Their Best" (https://craigwhelden.com/buy-the-book/). The topic of our conversation is one of our Big 6 Leadership Principles®: "Do the Right Thing When No One is Looking." We discuss the importance of character, taking responsibility, and more!


Episode 11: Building Trust

On this episode, my guest is Michael Ayers, President of the Melbourne Florida Regional Chamber (https://www.melbourneregionalchamber.com). We discuss how listening can create trust, how to begin to empower your team, the importance of mentors, and more!


Episode 10: Becoming A Learning Leader

This episode of our podcast is titled "Becoming A Learning Leader." It features a discussion with Doug Wiles, president of Herbie Wiles Insurance and former minority leader in the Florida state House of Representatives. We talk about the importance of listening, planning leadership succession, the signs of a healthy work culture, and more -- have a listen!


Episode 9: An Interview With Dana Mehnert of L3Harris

In this episode, I interview Dana Mehnert of L3Harris. We discuss the importance of setting an Azimuth aimed towards success; how to develop potential leaders; what makes for a world-class culture; and more!


Podcast #8 - An Interview with Ray Isaac, President of Isaac Heating & Air Conditioning

In this episode, Robert interviews Ray Isaac, who, along with his brothers, is a 3rd generation owner and leader of a company they've grown into a successful, multi-award-winning employer. Known as one of the premier employers in New York State, Isaac Heating and Air has been selected as a Rochester Top 100 Company seven times in the past 10 years, is a two-time recipient of the Better Business Bureau Torch Award, is a Rochester Business Ethics honoree, and was selected as the Residential Contractor of The Year by Contracting Business Magazine. Both Ray and his father Jim are 2019 selections to the Rochester Business Hall of Fame. Isaac believes in investing in others to help people grow true careers (vs. jobs), and has created Isaac Tec, a 4-year accredited training and education program, the only such program held by a Contractor. Through Isaac Tec, conducted at the wholly-owned Isaac Technical and Education Center, Isaac is transforming the future of education in the skilled trades. Join Robert as he and Ray discuss topics such as becoming a leader by staying true to your authentic self, developing a passion for one's own place in business, and how to spot a leader in the making.


Special Edition: Adaptive Leadership Skills for the Current World We're In

Here we are, in the midst of historic disruptions and changes to the way we work and live – on a local, regional, national, and even international scale…..who would have envisioned this turn of events only a couple of months ago? Our challenge now as leaders is to adapt and lead our teams and organizations from the front. Let’s get together and start figuring this out, and sooner is better. This informative and useful podcast will discuss specific tools you can apply right away to build team cohesion, nurture trust, enhance communication, and get things done -- despite the physical separation we’re operating in. To download the transcript of this webinar, click here. To download the worksheet that accompanies this webinar, click here.


Episode 7: Taking Charge - An Interview With Lauren Dixon of Dixon Schwabl Advertising

In the latest episode of our podcast, we interview Lauren Dixon of Dixon Schwabl Advertising. The theme of our conversation is one of The Big Six Leadership Principles® -- "When In Charge, Take Charge." Along with that concept, we discuss making team members feel valued, personal accountability, when managers can become leaders, the importance of values, and more!


Episode 6: A Culture of "Right" -- An Interview with Bill Higgs of Mustang Engineering

In this episode, Robert Mixon interviews Bill Higgs of Mustang Engineering. Bill shares his experiences in growing a business, and the "growing pains" that can come with that. Robert and Bill discuss how having a strong organizational culture, where "doing the right thing" is the norm, can get you through those tough times. Bill's stories are both entertaining and very insightful -- have a listen!


Episode 5: A Culture of Trust - An Interview With David Pinder of Cardinal Glass Industries

In this episode, Robert Mixon interviews David Pinder, President at Cardinal IG, about the key values that instill trust into an organization. They discuss how trust can be applied in day-to-day operations, the old axiom "Trust But Verify," how to handle giving bad news, four steps on how to build trust into the heart of an organization, and more! Don't miss this inspiring episode!


Episode 4: Leadership Strategies - An Interview with Sankar Sewnauth of CDS Life Transitions

In this episode, Robert interviews Sankar Sewnauth, the President and CEO of CDS Life Transitions. Serving throughout the Western New York region, CDS Life Transitions is a mission-driven, diverse family of companies focused on helping individuals with physical and intellectual challenges realize their dreams and lead successful lives. Robert and Sankar discuss how to overcome the difficulties of leading a complex organization through uncharted waters, how to recognize and nurture the success of team members, and how to balance both the strategic AND operational leadership in a company operating in a highly competitive environment. Sankar’s story is not one you want to miss!


Episode 3: How a Leader Should Listen - Interview with Bill Carpenter, CEO of the Rochester Genessee Regional Transportation Authority

In this episode, Robert Mixon interviews Bill Carpenter, CEO of the Rochester Genessee Regional Transportation Authority, on one of the most important of The Big 6 Leadership Principles® -- Listening. In an environment where listening is subordinated to talking, initiative is stifled. The best leaders and teams know how to listen and to understand, more than just to be understood. Bill and Robert discuss different techniques that will turn you into a better listener.


Episode 2: Set Your Azimuth

Where is your azimuth? Have you set one for your company or organization? In Episode 2 of Robert's leadership podcast, he dives into the importance of defining your azimuth. After all, an effective leader must define the direction for his or her organization.


Episode 1: The Leadership Journey is Not a Destination

Is your dream to attain a position, or is it to leave a lasting legacy? In Robert's debut podcast, he gives an overview of the trademarked 'Big 6' Leadership Principles® and what it means to be a 'Level Five' leader.