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Welcome to “The Development Exponent: A Leadership Perspective” with your host Bruce Holoubek. Bruce believes that the degree to which leaders invest in the development of their people as a whole has an exponential effect on both the growth of that individual and the growth of the organization in which they work. When done properly, it creates truly mutually meaningful work engagements. Your looking glass into the mechanics of that relationship starts here. - You can learn more about Bruce and the work he does with leaders at http://theapugroup.com

Welcome to “The Development Exponent: A Leadership Perspective” with your host Bruce Holoubek. Bruce believes that the degree to which leaders invest in the development of their people as a whole has an exponential effect on both the growth of that individual and the growth of the organization in which they work. When done properly, it creates truly mutually meaningful work engagements. Your looking glass into the mechanics of that relationship starts here. - You can learn more about Bruce and the work he does with leaders at http://theapugroup.com
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Welcome to “The Development Exponent: A Leadership Perspective” with your host Bruce Holoubek. Bruce believes that the degree to which leaders invest in the development of their people as a whole has an exponential effect on both the growth of that individual and the growth of the organization in which they work. When done properly, it creates truly mutually meaningful work engagements. Your looking glass into the mechanics of that relationship starts here. - You can learn more about Bruce and the work he does with leaders at http://theapugroup.com

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Episodes

Pressing Pause

9/17/2019
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Have you ever had an instance in your business, life, or relationships (or all of the above) where “you found yourself” on a break-neck fast forward twist that left you feeling like you needed to press pause? I totally get it. That’s exactly what we are experiencing here at Contracted Leadership and why we’ve made the necessary decision to press pause on our podcast production for the next few weeks. We’ll be back soon with a powerful and empowering lineup of experts from all over the world...

Duration:00:03:38

The Big Social Media WHY for Business Leaders

9/10/2019
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Leaders often ask me why they should dive into the social media pool. “What’s the point?” is a question that comes up a lot. I get it. Most leaders are on tight timetables and already feel as if the number of “hats” they are wearing is at least one too many. The idea of adding social media posts and engagement to their daily to do list seems at best challenging, and in some cases, impossible. That’s why I reached out to Mireille Ryan, the CEO of the Social Media Marketing Institute, founder...

Duration:00:41:32

Improv, Insights, and the Power of Playing at 100%: Part 2

9/3/2019
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What a delight it was to have two special guests, Jennifer Javornik, and Sheila Robertson on the show. Both business professionals and masters of improv, I was simultaneously wowed, entertained, and intrigued by the complete out of the box lessons they had to share. When most people think “improv” – they’re usually picturing dark theatre, minimal stage, wacky antics, and maybe cocktails with friends. What they don’t often think of is leadership, sales, business connectivity, productivity,...

Duration:00:22:41

Improv, Insights, and the Power of Playing at 100%

8/27/2019
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What a delight it was to have two special guests, Jennifer Javornik, and Sheila Robertson on the show. Both business professionals and masters of improv, I was simultaneously wowed, entertained, and intrigued by the complete out of the box lessons they had to share. When most people think “improv” – they’re usually picturing dark theatre, minimal stage, wacky antics, and maybe cocktails with friends. What they don’t often think of is leadership, sales, business connectivity, productivity,...

Duration:00:29:59

Technology, Transparency, and the Value of Becoming a Trusted Advisor

8/20/2019
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How much thought do you put into how technology has shifted the way we communicate, connect, or come together as communities? While it has changed by what feels like light years, especially in the last decade – do we think about it much? Or just take it for granted? That was the real jumping point for my interview with award-winning marketer, social media expert, and speaker Leo Morejon. Famous in the marketing world for record-setting social media campaigns – I found him to be just a...

Duration:00:38:34

How Empathic Investigations Impact Workplace Culture -- Part 2

8/13/2019
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One of the most powerful and skills a leader can have is the ability to have difficult conversations, sometimes really difficult conversations – with empathy, humanity, and compassion. Human being to human being. That’s what really stood out in my conversation with Certified Forensic Interviewer Angela Nino. Her path from criminal justice major to 911 operator to loss prevention specialist to expert in workplace investigations is fascinating. Within just minutes of speaking with her, you...

Duration:00:24:36

How Empathic Investigations Impact Workplace Culture

8/6/2019
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One of the most powerful and skills a leader can have is the ability to have difficult conversations, sometimes really difficult conversations – with empathy, humanity, and compassion. Human being to human being. That’s what really stood out in my conversation with Certified Forensic Interviewer Angela Nino. Her path from criminal justice major to 911 operator to loss prevention specialist to expert in workplace investigations is fascinating. Within just minutes of speaking with her, you...

Duration:00:37:50

Let Go to Grow Your Leadership

7/30/2019
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Initially, being an entrepreneur means being in control of every aspect of your business. However, when the ask is high and it is time to grow and level up, many founders and entrepreneurs have a difficult time letting their emerging leaders drive the vehicle. This is a point of organizational evolution that if stifled, can create a bottleneck on the road to growth. But, if it is embraced, it can strengthen and position the business to handle more needs and deliver better results. At this...

Duration:00:43:50

Seeing the Opportunity to Reinvent Your Career

7/16/2019
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What looks like a career dead zone to the outside world is actually an opportunity to the driven leader. It happens all the time-- a person, most often a woman, takes a professional pause to have children. Once the children are ready for school, or once the person decides it’s time to go back, they step back into the professional world only to be confronted with questions like, “What have you been doing recently?” They encounter assumptions that they are too far out of the loop or may not...

Duration:00:34:35

What Community Involvement Does for Your Emerging Leaders

7/9/2019
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At a First Business Bank Emerging Leaders event, Jason Ilstrup, President of Downtown Madison Inc. spoke on the importance of emerging leaders’ involvement with their communities and how that can benefit the development of the emerging leader, the growth of the organization in which they work, and how it can ultimately lead to mutually-meaningful work engagement. As Madison area resident, Bruce Holoubek, owner of Contracted Leadership, and Host of The Development Exponent Podcast is...

Duration:00:35:17

What Emerging Leaders Need From You

7/2/2019
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As we focus on being effective leaders we mostly approach leadership development from our own perspective. Coming from the angle of personal development, we ask how we can be better leaders today than we were yesterday. We defer to subject matter experts, consult coaches, and learn from other executives at leadership retreats and events. However, we don’t look often enough from the perspective of those who allow us to be leaders in the first place-- the young professionals and emerging...

Duration:00:38:15

Developing Through Distraction

6/25/2019
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Would you trust someone who doesn’t know how to use a steering wheel drive your car? It’s what we as executives and organizational leaders do when we promote workers to leadership roles who have no sense of personal purpose nor vision for a meaningful mission. The fault is not in bad hiring, but in a shifting culture that allows less and less time for quiet self reflection and development of an inner guidance system. Take heed that, it’s not you-- and you do have the power to make it...

Duration:00:39:45

Creating Breakthroughs in Development

6/18/2019
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In his quest of exploring the relationships between leaders and the emerging leaders they develop Bruce Holoubek, owner of Contracted Leadership, and Host of The Development Exponent Podcast talks to Rani Mani and Jose Camacho of Adobe. Rani Mani is the head of Global Social Influencer Enablement and Employee Advocacy at Adobe. She is passionate about cultivating and nurturing communities and coaching others to do the same. Her nickname at Adobe is “The Velvet Hammer” due to her ability to...

Duration:00:37:13

Making Changes Successfully

6/11/2019
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No matter what kind of development you are exposing yourself to there comes a moment when you need to decide if you're going to put your new ideas into action. When you're willing to change your current behavior thoughts and patterns, is when your learning takes on true value. However, change is a strange thing that affects each of us differently. Some people hate it all, some are okay with some of it, while others live for it. Chris Clarke-Epstein made it her life’s work to figure out why...

Duration:00:51:53

Standing Ground on Continuous Improvement

6/4/2019
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As a leader you commit yourself to continuous improvement because you know that “good enough” doesn’t last. You work on self development so that you can be the leader who heralds needed changes in a way that preserves and elevates the integrity of your organization. It becomes inevitable that when you hold continuous improvement as a primary value, it is a value you lead with, and infuse into your company culture. Improvement is a must to expect of yourself, but if your employees are not the...

Duration:00:33:04

Unboxing Innovation: Create the Team to Innovate

5/28/2019
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Ryan and five of his peers were selected to participate in an out-of-the-box experiment called, The Innovation Lab. Sequestered away from the rest of the organization, the team was responsible for researching umbilical cord blood donation and seeing how it can help with blood marrow registry and research objectives. Ryan’s team was tasked with a problem-- not with solving it, but rather with developing recommendations for how to address the problem so that the company could fix it. The...

Duration:00:42:56

Lessons on Connection from a CRM Founder

5/21/2019
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Live or die? Not too long ago our ability to survive directly correlated to our ability to develop relationships with our families and local tribes. In modern times-- and especially in business, our ability to develop relationships can mean the difference between thriving and losing out. We are biologically wired to be social creatures, and so it seems that building networks should come naturally. But, our prehistoric system is able to handle no more than 100 relationships, 50...

Duration:00:29:28

The Machinery of Innovation

5/14/2019
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The Secret We have to admire the bravery of those entrepreneurs on Shark Tank. They put their life savings, mortgages, and reputations on the line for the chance to launch a winning idea or innovative product. In a sea of products and services, they see themselves as uniquely capable of serving the need. But, how do they feel sure that they are the ones to disrupt an industry or to make the sales happen? Aside from the passion and grit, there are behind the scenes resources like...

Duration:00:34:25

The Burning Candle

5/7/2019
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There’s a key success factor that all startup professionals, leaders, and founders share: they begin their professional journeys fueled by passion and purpose. That passion gets us through the toughest phases of initializing our plans. But, eventually we hit speed bumps: time passes, energy depletes, outside forces pull in different directions, personal relationships require attention, we fall out of touch, and plans don’t go as planned. As leaders we feel compound pressure to keep the...

Duration:00:31:52

The Egg Hunt For Meaning

4/30/2019
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Our success as leaders is deeply connected to what kind of meanings we give to everyday events in our lives. Two people can observe the same event but take away two completely different experiences from it. In our biologically-driven urge for finding purpose and creating meaning, we can choose to attune ourselves to taking leadership lessons from situations that may not on the surface seem related. Yet, when we take a moment to be mindful and reflect, we find that valuable lessons are...

Duration:00:08:20