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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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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

Never Underestimate the Value of Telling the Truth with AJ Sue, Ep #22

4/23/2019
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As a leader, you have an incredible power to steer your organization and equip emerging leaders but did you know that one of the most important tools you have is telling the truth? Your position affords you a unique power to build up or tear down. You’ve likely seen leaders throughout your career who have wielded their power in positive ways and negative ones. Imagine what it would look like in your organization if truth-telling became the norm. A culture built on embracing the truth has...

Duration:00:39:50

Understanding the 100% Mutual Responsibility Rule, Ep #21

4/16/2019
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I’ve spent a lot of time lately thinking about the topic of mutually meaningful work engagements, and I want to introduce you to a concept I’ve coined, “The 100% Mutual Responsibility Rule.” Before I explain the rule to you, we’ve got to define some concepts, let’s start with the term, mutual responsibility. Mutual responsibility defined. What comes to mind when you hear the term, “Mutual responsibility?” Most people think of an even split with 50% responsibility on one party and 50% of...

Duration:00:05:39

4 Ways to Be An Effective Leader with Tom Dott, Ep #20

4/9/2019
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Are you an effective leader? How do you know? One of the best ways to measure your effectiveness as a leader is to look at the health of your team. Sure you might be able to hit all the benchmarks and milestones but if your team is unhealthy, have you really succeeded as an effective leader? Imagine what it would be like if you had a clear and concise snapshot of what it would take to be an effective leader. Good news! On this episode, you’ll hear from special guest, Tom Dott. In his...

Duration:00:35:35

How to Get Your Team to Embrace Their Professional Strengths with Amy Jessen, Ep #19

4/2/2019
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Do you have individuals in your organization who produce great work but don’t possess what most people consider, “Leadership” qualities? What are they suppose to do, they can’t just change their professional strengths like putting on a new outfit, can they? Don’t write those folks off just yet! There are steps you can take to encourage and empower people in your ranks as they grow professionally. Have pen and paper ready; you’ll want to jot down some notes! Your people need to know that you...

Duration:00:28:11

Why Perseverance is the Key to Long-term Success, with Elly Moody Ep #18

3/26/2019
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If you want your organization to enjoy long-term success, you’ve got to be committed to enduring whatever challenges come your way. Remember that old fable about the tortoise and the hair? Too many business leaders are still trying to be the hair when the moral of the story is to emulate the tortoise! Elly Moody is here to help leaders like you learn the value of perseverance so your business can enjoy long-term success. Elly is a forward-thinking leader in the digital, social and mobile...

Duration:00:33:10

Creating a Culture of Excellence with Melissa Kwan, Ep #17

3/19/2019
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What would it take to create a culture of excellence in an organization? Do you need to be everyone’s best friend, a severe micro-manager, or something else entirely? On this episode, you’ll hear from business leader extraordinaire, Melissa Kwan. Melissa Kwan is the Co-Founder and CEO of Spacio, a real estate tech company recently acquired by Home Spotter. Spacio was the first company to apply data analytics to open houses, giving brokerages and franchises real-time visibility into...

Duration:00:32:50

Why A Yes Person Isn’t Always the Best Person For the Job with Ryan Peña, Ep #16

3/5/2019
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Don’t you love those folks in your organization who ask, “How high?” when you say “Jump?” You know the type, we often refer to them as a “Yes Person.” Wouldn’t it be nice if your entire organization was filled with yes people? Not so fast! What if you are missing a key piece of leadership development by turning everyone into a yes person? On this episode, you’ll hear from my guest, Ryan Peña. Ryan is an Innovation Lab Specialist for Be The Match; a non-profit organization focused on bone...

Duration:00:42:48

How to Assess the Emerging Leaders In Your Organization, Ep #15

2/26/2019
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What is your plan for assessing and encouraging emerging leaders in your organization? Do you hope a good idea will fall in your lap or are you proactively looking for ways to sift through your people? What if there was a way to take a common occurrence like a weather event and use it help you gauge your workforce? Thankfully, there are lessons to be learned all around us! Everything and I mean everything is content. From a walk in the park to a trip to the corner store, in every situation...

Duration:00:07:34

Why We Need to Elevate the Role of Emotional Intelligence at Work, with Roger Wolkoff, Ep #14

2/19/2019
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Have you ever considered the role of emotional intelligence at work? Most people think of emotional intelligence as something that stay-at-home parents and grade school teachers have to deal with, how does it apply to the workplace? Here to shed some light on this critical topic is Roger Wolkoff. With decades of experience in project management, Roger Wolkoff decided to make a pivot in his career and started his work with public speaking. Roger helps leaders and high-performing teams...

Duration:00:27:10

9 Traits Of Every Mutually Meaningful Work Engagement, Ep #13

2/11/2019
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This episode about mutually meaningful work engagements was spawned by a handful of listener questions that revealed to me that I need to lay some groundwork in order for listeners to understand where we are going with this podcast. My hope is that in this short recording I am able to bring greater clarity to the term “mutually meaningful work engagements” so that leaders and teams are able to create them together. What are mutually meaningful work engagements? Mutually meaningful work...

Duration:00:06:21

Your Personal Leadership Transformation: The First Steps with Miri Rodriguez, Ep #12

2/5/2019
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What do you think of when you read this term: “Leadership transformation?” Does your mind immediately go to being the tip of the spear when it comes to instigating a powerful transformation in your organization? If so, stop for a minute. Understand that cannot happen unless you - the leader - first undergoes a transformation of your own. Miri Rodriguez is a Microsoft Storyteller, a unique role that communicates the empathetic stories of real people who are going through real things within...

Duration:00:34:41

Leveraging Leadership Disruption To Create Mutually Meaningful Work Engagements, with Coreyne Woodman-Holoubek, Ep #11

1/29/2019
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Leadership disruption. If there is anyone I’ve come to respect when it comes to the topic, it’s my guest today. Coreyene Woodman-Holoubek is not only an amazingly accomplished and skilled Human Resources professional she’s also a leading voice on the topic of disruption. I’m honored to call her my wife. On this episode, you’re going to learn what I’ve known for a long time - Coreyne is a smart lady who thinks way outside the box. Her insights into why positive disruption is with us to stay,...

Duration:00:29:33

A Thought Leadership Strategy That Goes Against The Grain, Ep #10

1/15/2019
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It’s amazing how words and phrases become popularized and used until they are almost useless. The phrase “thought leadership” is a great example. These days, people seem obsessed with building strategies around thought leadership. But they are doing so without a true understanding of what it is. Thought leadership is not about having innovative or original ideas in your niche or industry. It’s about helping to lead other people’s thoughts. This episode is a quick encapsulation of my...

Duration:00:06:11

Does Your Leadership Philosophy Make You A Leader Worth Following? - with Donna Moreland, Ep #9

12/18/2018
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Every leader lives out their leadership philosophy, whether they know it or not. We'd all be much better off if we are intentional about it than being guilty of stumbling into it. I want to invite you to hear this conversation with a woman who is the epitome of intentionality when it comes to how she leads. My guest on this episode is Donna Moreland. Donna is a highly accomplished leader who has a load of credentials I could list for you, but suffice it to say that I’ve been very impressed...

Duration:00:33:40

Employee Loyalty Or Leadership Loyalty? What’s The REAL Issue?, Ep #8

12/11/2018
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Employee loyalty is a hot topic these days. A quick Google search I did for the term “workplace loyalty” resulted in over 300 million results. But when filtered by the terms “employee loyalty” and “leadership loyalty,” over 75% of the results showed that people are searching for solutions to the issue of employee loyalty to the organization. But is that the real place of concern? I believe that each of us as leaders need to rethink our working definition of “employee loyalty.” And I use...

Duration:00:10:27

Leadership Lessons From A 30 Year Manufacturing Veteran, with Barry Keller, Ep #007

12/4/2018
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No matter how long you’ve been in leadership, it’s always refreshing to be offered leadership lessons from someone who is further down the road than you. This episode of The Development Exponent features Barry Keller, a manufacturing executive with over 30 years of leadership experience, 20 of that in the global bioscience industry. Barry’s approach to leadership is straightforward. You might even say uncomfortably direct. And Barry would like that description because it reflects one of the...

Duration:00:29:07

How Most Work Life Balance Strategies Get It Entirely Wrong, Ep #6

11/20/2018
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If you do a quick Google search for “Work-Life Balance Strategies,” you’ll find suggestions from industry journals, universities, and even health organizations - not to mention your average entrepreneurial bloggers. It’s great that people want to resolve the tension they feel between their work life and the rest of life. But my friends, I respectfully submit to you that 99% of the people attempting to address the issue have it all wrong. This episode may push some buttons for you, and I...

Duration:00:07:46