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Episodes

LearnChair Radio Leadership Stories Part One

7/18/2017
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Over the course of two years, LearnChair Radio host Bob Dragone has heard some great leadership stories from his guests. Some of them were funny tales about clients if they do leadership development for companies or some were about people who inspired them to be better leaders. This podcast is the first in a series that will compile some of these stories for both your enjoyment and perhaps to inspire you too as well. Bob leads off with an explanation from TED talks expert Jeremy Donovan...

Duration: 00:15:50


Developing Leadership Through Experience with Chris Cebollero

7/11/2017
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Renowned leadership expert and best selling author Chris Cebollero is interviewed by LearnChair Radio’s host Bob Dragone. Chris’s leadership expertise is based on many years in the emergency medical services field. Chris describes how he developed his leadership principles through trial and error in assuming leadership positions in the demanding and dangerous EMS field. He now applies these principles to help organizations and businesses develop good leadership to improve performance and...

Duration: 00:24:55


Why Businesses Fail with Ram V. Iyer

6/27/2017
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LearnChair Radio Host Bob Dragone interviews the CEO of the Business Thinking Institute, Ram V. Iyer. Ram was invited to the podcast because of his innovative approach as to why businesses fail. As he notes, over 70 percent of businesses fail but not usually for the reasons owners believe. Ram subjected this issue to one of his annual “hard thinking projects.” and after much time and effort came up with his conclusions. Most owners think they fail because they lack something - funding,...

Duration: 00:23:20


Leading Researcher and Author Jason Jennings

6/20/2017
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LearnChair Radio host Bob Dragone interviews best selling author Jason Jennings on his work analyzing great businesses and great leaders. Jason discovered a number of years ago that his main goal is to find the world’s great leaders and great companies. As a result, he is a world renowned author of eight books on business and leadership based on his research of 220,000 companies. Jason publishes a book at two year intervals. He interviews 800-1000 executives each year as research for his...

Duration: 00:25:49


Leadership in Texas Barbecue with Jeffrey Hobbs

6/13/2017
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LearnChair Radio host Bob Dragone interviews chef and Texas barbecue master Jeffrey Hobbs on an exploration of leadership in the culinary field. Jeffrey is owner and operator of the Slow Bone restaurant in Dallas which is famous far and wide for its succulent smoked meats and excellent service. Jeffrey’s approach to the restaurant business goes beyond just serving good food, but centers on hospitality in all its aspects. Jeffrey describes his beginnings in the food industry and how he got...

Duration: 00:22:48


Leadership in Art and Antiques with Miller Gaffney

6/6/2017
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Are you interested in art and antiques? Do you want to know what are the best collections you should visit and who has the best private collections? What media is being avidly collected these days and who are the artists drawing the most attention? These questions are answered in this episode as LearnChair Radio host Bob Dragone interviews Miller Gaffney. Miller is an internationally renowned art and antiques appraiser who many of you may know from her two TV shows, Market Warriors on PBS...

Duration: 00:23:23


Patterns of Leadership with Sylvia Lafair

5/30/2017
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LearnChair Radio host Bob Dragone interviews one of the world’s top leadership development experts, Sylvia Lafair, in this podcast. Sylvia explains how a childhood tragedy led her to become a psychologist and how her work with family structures evolved into her leadership development methods. Sylvia realized that bosses are like parents, co-workers like siblings, and wages like allowances. Her program is called Total Leadership Connections. Her insight was to recognize that people develop...

Duration: 00:24:24


Directive Communication Psychology with Arthur Carmazzi

5/23/2017
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LearnChair Radio host Bob Dragone interviews one of the top ten leadership thought leaders, Arthur Carmazzi. Arthur explains how he got to this ranking by starting with his list of personal failures and how he learned from them. Rather than perpetuate the behaviors he found in companies he worked for that led to failure, Arthur began to study them. This became the basis for his leadership methodology he terms Directive Communication Psychology. As he began to practice his methods, others...

Duration: 00:28:01


Leadership at the FED with Danielle DiMartino Booth

4/11/2017
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LearnChair Radio host Bob Dragone interviews Danielle DiMartino Booth, the founder of Money Strong LLC and the former advisor to Richard W. Fisher of the Federal Reserve Bank in Dallas. Danielle is the author of, FED UP, An Insider’s Take on Why the Federal Reserve is Bad for America. Danielle explains what prompted her to write the book and why she is critical of the Fed’s broken policies. The interview focuses on Danielle’s views of leadership at the Fed beginning with the Fed’s...

Duration: 00:23:24


Elements of Leadership with Mike Mears

4/4/2017
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LearnChair Radio host Bob Dragone interviews one of the nation’s top thinkers on leadership, Mike Mears. Mike’s leadership expertise is based on practical experience in the military, business and government fields. A West Point graduate, Mike worked with Jack Welch at GE and was the founder of the CIA Leadership Academy. Bob and Mike explore why with all the experts involved in leadership development there remains a dearth of truly affective leaders. They surmise that while principles are...

Duration: 00:24:32


A Legacy of Leadership with R. Gaines Baty

3/28/2017
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R. Gaines Baty is the bestselling author of Champion of the Barrio, a book about the legendary Texas football coach, Buryl Baty. Gaines decided to write a book about his father to honor the coach’s legacy. In doing so, he learned much about the father who died tragically when Gaines was only four. He also learned the leadership lessons his father imparted to his teams of hispanic kids, who he championed and guided. Gaines interviewed over a hundred people who knew Buryl and who testified...

Duration: 00:26:01


Etiquette and Protocol for Leaders with Caroline Avinger

3/21/2017
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LearnChair Radio host, Bob Dragone interviews Caroline Avinger, the president of Protocol LLC. Caroline is an expert in teaching good etiquette and protocol. She explains why these are necessary skills for a leader to develop, since image and style have such an important impact on how a leader is perceived. Many people can benefit from perfecting their manners, since being a leader depends so heavily on developing a positive image. She also explains how developing good protocol skills...

Duration: 00:26:48


Managing the Brain with Joe Santana

3/6/2017
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Does your brain work for you or against you in making sound leadership decisions? LearnChair Radio host Bob Dragone examines this issue with Joe Santana. This is our second interview with Joe, who is a leading expert, teacher and consultant on bias and diversity in the workplace. Joe’s current emphasis is on unconscious bias and how the brain works. His focus is on how we make judgments and how the rules we live by affect our management decisions. Joe asks how do people make good decisions...

Duration: 00:35:51


Leadership in Metals Art with Calina Shevlin

2/28/2017
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LearnChair Radio host Bob Dragone takes a look at leadership in the arts in this interview with up and coming metals artist Calina Shevlin. Callie is an expert in the art of guilloche, a technique used to engrave the elaborate and delicate patterns found on top end Swiss watches Faberge eggs, and increasingly in fine jewelry. She is one of only 27 artists in the world who have mastered the machines and methods used to produce the guilloche patterns. Recently, Callie published a book,...

Duration: 00:22:45


Leadership and Sustainable Energy with Doug Faulkner

1/31/2017
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LearnChair Radio host Bob Dragone interviews renewable energy expert Doug Faulkner on his views regarding the current state and future of sustainable energy programs and clean water initiatives. Doug has 30 years experience as a senior federal government sustainability expert who is now active in the private sector. Doug defines sustainability as improving humankind’s quality of life through efficient use of the earth’s resources. Doug notes that we are in the early stage of an historic...

Duration: 00:19:22


The Spiritual Side of Leadership with Kerry Harmanis

1/24/2017
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Is there a spiritual aspect to leadership? LearnChair Radio host Bob Dragone explores this interesting notion with Kerry Harmanis, one of Australia’s prominent mining developers and philanthropists. Kerry relates his journey from lawyer to fishmonger to mining magnate and how he developed his leadership style based on mindfulness and personal growth. Kerry states how he developed his style through lifelong practice of what her terms, “spiritual endeavors” - meditation, Tai Chi, yoga,...

Duration: 00:22:35


Leadership in Music with Mike Compton

1/10/2017
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LearnChair Radio host Bob Dragone interviews world-renowned bluegrass mandolin artist Mike Compton. Mike relates his early interest in string band music and the influence of music playing relatives as the beginnings of his career in music. But it is the influence of American musical master Bill Monroe that early on caught Mike's devotion. Mike explains how Monroe took the music of the blues, country, Scots-Irish music and other forms to forge his own genre of Bluegrass music. Mike has...

Duration: 02:18:15


Establishing Workable Leadership Standards with Dr. Bob Dent

11/10/2016
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Dr. Bob Dent is the Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer for Midland Memorial Hospital in Midland, Texas. LearnChair Radio host Bob Dragone was looking for an organization that operated on a firm set of leadership standards when he came across Midland Memorial's remarkable leadership principles. The discussion with Bob Dent examines how the hospital established its leadership standards and how Bob and his staff ensure every employee lives up to them. Bob...

Duration: 02:07:56


Improving Productivity with Melissa Gratias

10/25/2016
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Dr. Melissa Gratias is a Productivity Psychologist, her own term that translates as forging custom productivity solutions for her clients. Her solutions are tactical and practical, and she focuses on what should be done to improve a company's methods and procedures. Her methodology's basic approach is to identify problems as flags, from red to green, depending on their urgency. Her methods are now available in a series of 6 ebooks available on her website, melissagratias.com Melissa is a...

Duration: 02:20:00


Leadership, Influence and Persuasion with Zoe Chance

10/3/2016
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Zoe Chance is a Professor of Influence and Persuasion at the Yale University School of Management. In the discussion with LearnChair Radio's host Bob Dragone, Zoe explains the profound role of influence and persuasion on your leadership style. Based on relationships, persuasion has a powerful positive force in meeting goals and building team success. Zoe talks about examining motivations and why empathy is so important to a leader's ability to influence the people they work with. Zoe, when...

Duration: 01:57:22

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