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A technology leadership podcast, where we explore topics, ideas, and industry trends that every IT leader should be aware of.

A technology leadership podcast, where we explore topics, ideas, and industry trends that every IT leader should be aware of.
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A technology leadership podcast, where we explore topics, ideas, and industry trends that every IT leader should be aware of.




Unplug to Increase Performance with Natalie Johnson

Corporate wellness programs in recent years have evolved into leadership-driven health strategies that focus as much with disconnecting from technology as leveraging it for competitive advantage. Put simply, when we feel better, we perform better. Natalie brings her expertise in human physiology and behavior to help describe how leaders can shape themselves and their workforce to be fully engaged, strategically restored, and ultimately mindful of the ingredients to be at their best. Natalie...


Talent Acquisition with Brian Comerford and Nick Lozano

In this episode Brian Comerford and Nick Lozano discuss talent acquisition, something that is a challenge for most organizations in any industry. Particularly for today's modern technology leaders, when it comes to talent acquisition how do you simply hire good people? 0:04 Opening 0:37 Talent Availability 2:22 Asking the question why? 4:50 Learning by doing 8:05 Looking internally for talent 9:58 Small wins and allowing people to fail/succeed 13:12 Answering the How? 16:24 using...


Data is Today's Currency with Robert Sunker

In this episode special guest Robert Sunker joins Brian Comerford and Nick Lozano to discuss leadership challenges in the age of data analytics and insights. Included in the conversation: where to start using data insights to drive the decisions shaping your business; how to embrace data, measure what matters, and rally the talent already within your organization to develop the skillful bench-strength necessary to develop organizational data literacy; and what questions as a leader need to...


A Discussion on Being New Leader with Brian Comerford and Nick Lozano

In this episode Brian Comerford and Nick Lozano discuss what they think is important for people new to leadership roles. We cover everything from mentoring, leading vs managing, and different leadership styles. Mentioned Books https://www.amazon.com/Creativity-Inc-Overcoming-Unseen-Inspiration/dp/0812993012 Hosted By: Brian ComerfordLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/briancomerford/ Nick LozanoLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicholas-lozano-97356621/Twitter:...


Servant Leadership with Jon Abboud

Today we're speaking with our special guest, John Abboud, who comes to us by way of many various paths, including a background in the United States Marine Corps, and academic study in management and leadership. In this episode was talked about servant leadership, communication, and when you are a leader is nothing about you. Jon D. Abboud https://www.linkedin.com/in/jdabboud/ 0:19 Opening 0:49 Jon Abboud Bio 6:26 Leading in the Military 10:47 New leaders 13:01 Types of...


The Language of Leadership with Roxanne Kaufman Elliott

In this episode we talked with Roxanne Kaufman Elliott about the language of leadership. Roxanne Kaufman Elliott https://www.linkedin.com/in/roxanne-kaufman-elliott-4909571/ 0:34 Intro 1:12 Roxnne Background 11.37 Leading vs Managing 36:28 Are leaders born 48:51 Don't be afraid to fail 51:15 Never Wear Red 57:25 Closing Hosted By: Brian Comerford LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/briancomerford/ Nick Lozano LinkedIn:...


Mastermind With Scott Smeester

Scott is a serial entrepreneur who currently runs the CIO/CTO Mastermind Think Tank Brain Trust. Scott Smeester CIO/CTO Mastermind Think Tank Brain Trust Scott@smeester.com https://cioctomastermind.com/ 0:13 Opening 2:05 Who is Scott Smeester 6:03 Working/Mastermind Group 10:57 Agile Groups 13:54 Micro Learning 16:07 Geek speak 17:58 Use Cases 36:11 Books 39:11 Advice 49:45 Closing Hosted By: Brian Comerford LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/briancomerford/ Nick...


Data, Technology and Leadership with Ryan Deeds

In this episode we chatted with Ryan Deeds about data, technology and leadership. Ryan Deeds is VP, Technology at Assurex Global. Ryan Deeds VP, Technology at Assurex Global. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryancdeeds/ The Digital Broker Podcast: https://www.useindio.com/the-digital-broker/ 0:04 Intro 0:10 Ryan's Background 1:21 Passion for data and technology 3:58 Getting buy in 7:47 Technologys role in leadership 11:08 Culture of inquisitiveness 13:29 Mentoring...


Adapting to Technology, Photography and a Dancing Man with Tom G O'Neal

Tom G. O'Neal Instagram tomgoneal Website: http://www.tgophoto.com Book: http://www.tgophoto.com/rock-book Opening 0:06 Start of interview 3:42 Who is Tom G. O'Neal 11:43 Using technology as a photographer 17:58 Breaking foundational rules 23:19 Collaborating with others 25:16 Universal truths when working with technology 33:34 Recommended books 38:29 Favorite album cover 53:14 Closing 58:02 Mentioned...


Organization Development with Tommy Reed

In this episode we are joined by Tommy Reed to discuss Organizational Development, designing your teams and, stepping out of your comfort zone as a leader. Tommy Reed, MSOD Director of Cybersecurity & Compliance The IMA Financial Group, Inc. https://www.linkedin.com/in/tommyreedmsod/ 0:35 Tommy Reed Intro 1:43 Technology and Organization Development path 4:08 Building a team 7:49 Elevating team members 10:16 Enabling your team to fail 12:02 Making decisions 15:05 Personality...


Design Thinking with Brian Kane

Brian Kane Website: http://briankane.net twitter: @briankane Two videos brought up in conversation: AI and Design https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyXTAoSlkZY&t=25s AI Design, Human Considerations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8gm3H4cNoY the origin of the Big Mouth Billy Bass Alexa video: https://twitter.com/briankane/status/791857609817096193 0:49 Brian Kane Intro 3:33 Lowering the barrier to entry in innovation 5:26 What should IT leaders know about A.I. 9:44 Examples of...


SEO with Jensen Hendriks

In this episode we are talking to Jensen Hendriks from Candor Digital Media. We chatted about SEO, leadership, and personal marketing. Jensen Hendriks Strategic Ops Candor Digital media LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jensenhendriks/ twitter: @jensenhendriks Instagram: @jensenhendriks email: j@condordm.com website: https://www.candordm.com/ Garage Weights and Business Takes: http://gwbtpodcast.podbean.com/ 0:23 - Opening 1:58 - What is SEO? 3:30 - Can traditional IT do...


What Lead.exe is all about

This is the pilot episode of the > Lead.exe_ Podcast. In this episode we introduce you to our host and what type of content you will find here. Lead.exe is a podcast where we explore topics, ideas, and industry trends that every IT leader should be aware of. We intend to cover topics ranging from emotional intelligence to search engine optimization, from a technology leader perspective. Lead.exe is published bi-monthly on the 1st and the 15th of the month. Send us your feedback at...