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Creating Culture - Lessons from Chick-fil-A with Steve Robinson

Steve Robinson was integral to the Chick-fil-A marketing team for 34 years. He was there for the beginning of the brand we know today, including the Eat Mor Chikin campaign and the decision to stay closed on Sundays. Steve joins Kevin to discuss his new book, Covert Cows and Chick-fil-A: How Faith, Cows, and Chicken Built an Iconic Brand. He shares stories and examples that demonstrate the culture at Chick-fil-A. Steve acknowledges that the company wasn’t an overnight success and leadership...


Why Beliefs and Expectations are Critical for New Leaders - Best of FB Live

If you want to lead most successfully you must know your answers to the questions I'm sharing on this Facebook Live. Come join me, consider the questions - and ask any questions you have. And sign up for The Power of Expectations Webinar.


What You Can Learn From a Salad Fork - Thoughts from Kevin

Today’s episode is the fourth in a series where I connect weird or unusual items to leadership – all of these items are suggestions from our friends on our social media channels. You can catch up on previous episodes in your favorite podcast app, but in the meantime, check out this week’s episode and find out how leaders can learn from…a salad fork. From this episode: Leadership Lessons from a Pogo Stick Leadership Lessons from a Pencil What an Apple Can Teach Us About Leadership


Leading Without the Overwhelm with Janelle Bruland

What are you sacrificing for your career? Does this lead to greater success? Janelle Bruland joins Kevin to discuss her book The Success Lie: 5 Simple Truths to Overcome Overwhelm and Achieve Peace of Mind. Janelle challenges leaders to become more aware. They need to determine if they are on automatic pilot, in both business and their personal life. All of us can recognize we are succeeding and where we need help. To be truly successful you need to be intentional about your values and...


Where All Leaders Need to Start - Best of Facebook Live

Talking about the starting point for all leaders - regardless of how long or where you lead.


What an Apple Can Teach Us About Leadership - Thoughts from Kevin

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The Sponsor Effect with Sylvia Ann Hewlett

A sponsor is different than a mentor. A sponsor believes in your value, advocates for you, and allows you to take risks and has your back if you fail. Kevin sits down with Sylvia Hewlett, author of THE SPONSOR EFFECT: How to be a Better Leader by Investing in Others. They talk about the differences between a sponsor and a mentor. Sylvia also shares real-life examples of the sponsor/protégé relationship. She stresses that this isn’t a one-way relationship. Data shows that leaders who become a...


Leadership Lessons from a Pencil - Thoughts from Kevin

Today’s episode is the second in a series where I will connect weird or unusual items to leadership. And these items are coming from the challenge that I put out on our social media channels – asking our viewers to submit their suggestions for these items. So catch up on last week’s episode and then check out this week where I will talk about the leadership lessons that we can glean from… a pencil! And believe it or not, I’ve made four connections between the two!


Networking for People Who Hate Networking with Devora Zack

Picture a conference or a large meet and greet situation. How do you feel? Some of us are excited about all the new people we will meet. Others of us, let’s just say a root canal sounds like a good alternative. Devora Zack is the author of Networking for People Who Hate to Network. She joins Kevin to look at real networking. It really is about building mutually beneficial connections and we all have a different way of getting there; whether we identify as an introvert or an extrovert. Devora...


Leadership Lessons from a Pogo Stick - Thoughts from Kevin

Check out this week's episode where I will compare and contrast the leadership lessons from… a pogo stick!


Choose to Win with Tom Ziglar

Tom Ziglar joins Kevin to talk about his new book Choose to Win: Transform Your Life, One Simple Choice at a Time, and yes, the name sounds familiar. Tom is the son of Zig Ziglar and joined his dad’s company in the warehouse, to sales, to management, and then on to leadership. Tom is proud of his dad’s legacy and carries on the Ziglar philosophy, “You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” In his latest book, he builds upon those...


Leading in a Changing World with Dr. Jeffrey Hull

Dr. Jeffrey Hull believes there is a need for new leadership agility. Varying demographics, working across cultures and where folks are located have changed the way leaders need to approach their team to get the best out of them. Dr. Hull is the Director of Education & Business Development at the Institute of Coaching, a Harvard Medical School Affiliate and the author of FLEX: The Art and Science of Leadership in a Changing World". Based on his experiences and other research, Jeffrey shares...


A Creativity Mashup - Thoughts from Kevin

If you’re like most, when you think of “mashup”, you think of music. And while this is one way to look at mashup, today we are looking at it as it relates to creativity and leadership. And we’ll start by using this definition of mashup: Mashup: a mixture of disparate elements.


Leadership Character with Pat Williams

Although he has baseball roots, Pat Williams is a basketball Hall of Famer and currently serves as co-founder and senior vice president of the Orlando Magic (NBA). Pat is also the author of over 100 books and sits down with Kevin to discuss his most recent book highlighting the leadership secrets of the United States Military Academy at West Point in Character Carved in Stone: The 12 Core Virtues of West Point That Build Leaders and Produce Success. Pat talks about the inspiration for the...


Humor that Works with (An)Drew Tarvin

Studies show 70% of the workplace is disengaged, costing $500 billion of lost productivity? Do you find these results surprising? Drew Tarvin is a self-proclaimed “Humor Engineer” and believes we should move beyond how to do a job to ow to enjoy a job for better results (more impact on the bottom line). So, should work/can work be fun? Drew joins Kevin to discuss his book, Humor That Works: The Missing Skill for Success and Happiness at Work. Drew shares that it’s not about the jokes or...


How Closely Are You Looking? - Thoughts From Kevin

Have you ever noticed that how closely you look at something determines what you see? As leaders, it’s really important that we look closely so that we can really understand what’s going on in our team, in our organization and in our jobs. Check out this episode to learn more about what I mean.


Partnership is the New Leadership with Ty Bennett

The workplace is changing; it’s the technology, it’s the location, it’s the diversity of the people. So, if we know the workplace is changing, we need to be thinking about how we change our leadership. Ty Bennett is an author and founder of Leadership Inc. Today he sits down with Kevin to discuss his most recent book, Partnership Is the New Leadership. Ty believes that we can no longer rely on leading from a place of authority or title. By showing up as a partner with our team, they will...


Why Customers Leave with David Avrin

Today’s mindset is different. Today everyone is good or the online reviews would drive them out of business. So, it’s not enough to have quality, care, or compassion. Your competitive advantage will be how you deliver your product better, faster, or more convenient. David Avrin is the author of Why Customers Leave (and how to win them back). David and Kevin discuss the book and how it illuminates some of the blind spots we have in how we work with customers. Leaders miss some things and...


Becoming the New Boss with Naphtali Hoff

When you take on a new leadership role, it is both exciting and a bit scary. There are new responsibilities and your relationships with colleagues’ changes, especially if you have been promoted within. Today Kevin is joined by Naphtali Hoff, President of Impactful Coaching & Consulting and author of Becoming the New Boss. They discuss everything related to that new leadership role. From those crucial first months to finding a mentor to building relationships. Naphtali shares mistakes and...


The Dangers of Expertise - Thoughts from Kevin

We spend most of our lives trying to learn and know as much as we can. It’s ingrained in us that the more we know, the better off we are. And while there’s no question that knowledge truly is power, sometimes…as leaders…there is danger in expertise. I’ll explain three dangers that we all must be aware of in order to be more successful.