The Leadersmith
THE PROFOUND RESPONSIBILITY OF LEADERSHIP [EPISODE 88]

THE PROFOUND RESPONSIBILITY OF LEADERSHIP [EPISODE 88]

September 26, 2020

When people think about leadership, they often focus on the perks—money, status, and power. In this episode, I talk about the profound responsibility. It is the other half of the equation. We are going to focus on the responsibility because if you get this piece right, your entire approach to leadership shifts.

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BUILDING TRUST IN A REMOTE ENVIRONMENT [EPISODE 87]

BUILDING TRUST IN A REMOTE ENVIRONMENT [EPISODE 87]

September 24, 2020

In this episode, I talk about how to build trust when you cannot be with your people to supervise them. This is a real problem for many managers.  I refer to a Forbes article: Working Remote: How to Build Trust from a Distance

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tracybrower/2020/09/20/working-remote-how-to-build-trust-from-a-distance/#215c403c271e

And, I add some thoughts that I have exported from my MBA classroom. If you are managing remote workers, you really need to listen to this episode.

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TWITTER TUESDAY 13 – FUNNY MEME EDITION [EPISODE 86]

TWITTER TUESDAY 13 – FUNNY MEME EDITION [EPISODE 86]

September 22, 2020

Each Twitter Tuesday, I discuss a handful of quotes about leadership and unpack them. I pre-select useful quotes; I do not just read my twitter feed—and I will give credit to the author of the quote, the person who posted, or both where possible. Last week, I just did an image search for leadership memes. It took a while but I found a few gems. This week, I am revealing the funniest leadership memes I found online.

If you want to see the memes, here is the video version of the podcast: https://youtu.be/29yqK50oVAc 

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HOW TO CAPITALIZE ON THE CORONAVIRUS [EPISODE 85]

HOW TO CAPITALIZE ON THE CORONAVIRUS [EPISODE 85]

September 19, 2020

In the last episode, I recounted 25 business trends brought on by the Coronavirus (based on an excellent article in Forbes by Blake Morgan: https://www.forbes.com/sites/blakemorgan/2020/09/14/25-examples-of-covid-inspired-customer-experience-trends-in-action/#4fb53098774f

In this episode, I take you into a deep dive of one of the trends she identified. It is the one that, to my mind, is most helpful because the organization just repackaged and repurposed what they were already doing—but in a way that seems tailor-made for the new Coronavirus environment.

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PIVOT TO PROFIT DURING THE PANDEMIC [EPISODE 84]

PIVOT TO PROFIT DURING THE PANDEMIC [EPISODE 84]

September 17, 2020

If you want to survive (or even thrive) during the pandemic, you may need to approach your business differently. In this episode I review 25 business trends brought on by COVID-19. I base this talk on a great article in Forbes by Blake Morgan: https://www.forbes.com/sites/blakemorgan/2020/09/14/25-examples-of-covid-inspired-customer-experience-trends-in-action/#4fb53098774f

Blake Morgan writes great articles. See episode 82 where I discuss her article on the ROI of the Customer Experience:

https://leadersmith.podbean.com/e/what-is-the-roi-of-customer-experience-episode-82/

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TWITTER TUESDAY 12 – MEME EDITION [EPISODE 83]

TWITTER TUESDAY 12 – MEME EDITION [EPISODE 83]

September 15, 2020

Each Twitter Tuesday, I discuss a handful of quotes about leadership and unpack them. I pre-select useful quotes; I do not just read my twitter feed—and I will give credit to the author of the quote, the person who posted, or both where possible. This week, I just did an image search for leadership memes. It took a while but I found a few gems.

Here is a link to the video version with each of the memes discussed in this episode:

https://youtu.be/Xyl0-WxFISg

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WHAT IS THE ROI OF CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE? [EPISODE 82]

WHAT IS THE ROI OF CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE? [EPISODE 82]

September 12, 2020

How do you quantify customer experience? How do you sell a plan to enhance customer experience to your boss? In this episode, I review a fantastic article from Forbes: How to Prove the ROI of Customer Experience.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/blakemorgan/2020/09/07/how-to-prove-the-roi-of-customer-experience/#3e6777e267f4

Listen to the podcast. Read the article. Provide a great customer experience (because your entire job in business is to please the customer).

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WHY IS DELEGATION SO IMPORTANT? [EPISODE 81]

WHY IS DELEGATION SO IMPORTANT? [EPISODE 81]

September 10, 2020

Want to know how to get more things done faster? In this episode (which is really a video I created for my class but repurposed for the podcast) I tell you how to do it, how to manage it, and why it is an important part of leadership.

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TWITTER TUESDAY  [EPISODE 80]

TWITTER TUESDAY  [EPISODE 80]

September 8, 2020

Each Twitter Tuesday, I discuss a handful of quotes about leadership and unpack them. I pre-select useful quotes; I do not just read my twitter feed—and I will give credit to the author of the quote, the person who posted, or both where possible. This week, I again collected #leadership quotes and comments from Parler (Twitter for Conservatives who left Twitter as they were being censored). I really like these quotes and I hope you will too.

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HOW TO THRIVE DURING THE PANDEMIC: THINK WIN-WIN. [EPISODE 79]

HOW TO THRIVE DURING THE PANDEMIC: THINK WIN-WIN. [EPISODE 79]

September 5, 2020

The pandemic has changed the business landscape. In this episode, I review an Inc. Magazine article: This company is Paying for Unemployed Americans to Train as Health Care Workers. (https://www.inc.com/tim-crino/careacademy-ankur-jain-kairos-health-care.html). I read the entire article with my own additional commentary. I have never read an entire article on the podcast before, but this one deserves to be read in its totality. It is the pathway to thriving in this new economy.  I hope it helps you gain an advantage in turbulent times.

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HOW I THINK ABOUT LEADERSHIP W/ CHAD ZUECK (A NEW KIND OF MAN PODCAST) [EPISODE 78]

HOW I THINK ABOUT LEADERSHIP W/ CHAD ZUECK (A NEW KIND OF MAN PODCAST) [EPISODE 78]

September 3, 2020

In this episode, I have a conversation with Chad Zueck of A New Kind of Man Podcast.

I asked Chad about his insights about leadership from running the podcast and the guests that he has interviewed. He provided some timely insight that can help you become a better leader.

If you are at all interested in issues that pertain to men, check out A New Kind of Man here:

http://beanewman.com/podcast/

I highly recommend it.

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TWITTER TUESDAY  [EPISODE 77]

TWITTER TUESDAY  [EPISODE 77]

September 1, 2020

The great philosopher Forrest Gump said, “My momma always said, ‘Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.’” On Twitter Tuesday, that is true. Each Twitter Tuesday, I discuss a handful of quotes about leadership and unpack them. I pre-select useful quotes; I do not just read my twitter feed—and I will give credit to the author of the quote, the person who posted, or both where possible. This week, I again collected #leadership quotes and comments from Parler (Twitter for Conservatives who left Twitter as they were being censored). I really like these quotes and I hope you will too.

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10 QUESTIONS TO DETERMINE THE STRENGTH OF YOUR BUSINESS MODEL [EPISODE 76]

10 QUESTIONS TO DETERMINE THE STRENGTH OF YOUR BUSINESS MODEL [EPISODE 76]

August 29, 2020

10 QUESTIONS TO DETERMINE THE STRENGTH OF YOUR BUSINESS MODEL [EPISODE 76]

Is your business sustainable? How do you know how strong it actually is? In this episode, I will talk about how to diagnose where you stand.

The backbone of this discussion comes from an Inc. magazine article entitled: These 9 Questions Will Tell You If You Have a Great Business Model  (https://www.inc.com/jim-schleckser/these-nine-questions-will-tell-you-if-you-have-a-great-business-model.html)

I added an additional question because I can. After all, it is my show.

My goal is to help you become the kind of leader that you would want to follow and understanding your business is an important part of leadership.

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MANAGEMENT? WHAT IS IT? WHERE DID IT COME FROM? HOW DOES IT WORK? AND WHY KNOWING ABOUT IT MATTERS [EPISODE 75]

MANAGEMENT? WHAT IS IT? WHERE DID IT COME FROM? HOW DOES IT WORK? AND WHY KNOWING ABOUT IT MATTERS [EPISODE 75]

August 27, 2020

In this episode, I want to talk about the historical origins of management as a discipline. I will talk about how the discipline was shaped and by the time I am done, you might understand why your manager acts the way that he does.

We will talk about the history of management, with special attention to the contribution of Henri Fayol. You will learn why every management book now describes the functions of management as planning, leading, organizing, and controlling.

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TWITTER TUESDAY  [EPISODE 74]

TWITTER TUESDAY  [EPISODE 74]

August 25, 2020

On Twitter Tuesday, I discuss a handful of quotes about leadership and unpack them. I pre-select useful quotes; I do not just read my twitter feed—and I will give credit to the author of the quote, the person who posted, or both where possible. This week, I again collected #leadership quotes and comments from LinkedIn. I really like these quotes and I hope you will too.

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MOVE YOUR COMPANY FROM A SAFETY MINDSET TO AN EPIC MINDSET DURING THE PANDEMIC. HERE’S HOW CSU IS DOING IT. [EPISODE 73]

MOVE YOUR COMPANY FROM A SAFETY MINDSET TO AN EPIC MINDSET DURING THE PANDEMIC. HERE’S HOW CSU IS DOING IT. [EPISODE 73]

August 22, 2020

As we emerge from lockdown and schools reopen, safety is on everyone’s mind. In this episode, I’m going to discuss how to move beyond safety to EPIC. I will explain how Charleston Southern University is doing this. It’s truly epic.

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REOPENING, WEARING MASKS, AND THE IMPACT OF CHOICE ON COVID DECISIONS: AN INTERVIEW WITH DR. SCOTT PEARSON [EPISODE 72]

REOPENING, WEARING MASKS, AND THE IMPACT OF CHOICE ON COVID DECISIONS: AN INTERVIEW WITH DR. SCOTT PEARSON [EPISODE 72]

August 20, 2020

We live in a polarized society. One side says “We must reopen.”  The other says it is too dangerous. One side says “You must wear masks.” The other side says “you can’t make me.” What is going on?

In this episode, I again interview Professor Scott Pearson of Palm Beach Atlantic University. Scott and I talk about the impact of the shutdown, the mandate to reopen and the impact of knowledge and choice on good decision-making.

Every leader needs to understand the principles we discuss in this episode.

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TWITTER TUESDAY  [EPISODE 71]

TWITTER TUESDAY  [EPISODE 71]

August 18, 2020

On Twitter Tuesday, I discuss a handful of quotes about leadership and unpack them. I pre-select useful quotes; I do not just read my twitter feed—and I will give credit to the author of the quote, the person who posted, or both where possible. This week, I tried something different. I collected #leadership quotes and comments from LinkedIn.

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ZOOM FATIGUE IS REAL. HERE IS HOW TO LIMIT THE EFFECTS OF ZOOM FATIGUE [EPISODE 70]

ZOOM FATIGUE IS REAL. HERE IS HOW TO LIMIT THE EFFECTS OF ZOOM FATIGUE [EPISODE 70]

August 14, 2020

In this episode, I talk about Zoom Fatigue. Google it. There are more than 95 million results for Zoom Fatigue. I explain what it is and how to prevent it using articles from TED and Harvard Business Review.

Here are the articles I mentioned in this episode:

TED: https://ideas.ted.com/zoom-fatigue-is-real-heres-why-video-calls-are-so-draining/

HBR: https://hbr.org/2020/04/how-to-combat-zoom-fatigue

The long and the short is that working from home and video conferencing creates a new kind of tired. You need to know how to adjust if you are going to be productive and engaged at work and then be there for your friends and family.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS THE LAST WEEK WHERE I AM DOING DAILY EPISODES. I have done 5 per week since the day after graduation, but classes begin again next week. I will put out episodes on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday as we move forward. If you feel like you are lacking, please listen to back episodes. Most of them are evergreen. Leadership is as important now as it was when I discussed it in a previous episode.

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MY NEW FAVORITE LEADERSHIP STORY [EPISODE 69]

MY NEW FAVORITE LEADERSHIP STORY [EPISODE 69]

August 13, 2020

In this episode, I am going to relate my new favorite leadership story. I will tell the story and explain where I got it and why it is so good.

In this episode, I referenced the book Elite: High Performance Lessons and Habits form a Former Navy SEAL and you can find it here: https://amzn.to/3gRhhYw

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WHERE DID MANAGEMENT COME FROM? [EPISODE 68]

WHERE DID MANAGEMENT COME FROM? [EPISODE 68]

August 12, 2020

In this episode, I discuss the origins of management and give you the context to understand how we presently think about management. It is the kind of discussion I have with my class every semester and I hope you find it useful.

If you enjoyed this podcast, please consider subscribing. I create new episodes daily and my goal is to help you become the kind of leader you would want to follow.

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TWITTER TUESDAY  [EPISODE 67]

TWITTER TUESDAY [EPISODE 67]

August 11, 2020

On Twitter Tuesday, I discuss a handful of quotes about leadership and unpack them. I pre-select useful quotes; I do not just read my twitter feed—and I will give credit to the author of the quote, the person who posted, or both where possible.

I mentioned General McCrystal’s book, Team of Teams:

https://amzn.to/3fNMSZE

I also mentioned the video about the wolves: The Difference between a Boss and a Leader:

https://twitter.com/Rutvik0224/status/1292442425349124096

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LET ME TELL YOU A STORY ABOUT TRUST [EPISODE 66]

LET ME TELL YOU A STORY ABOUT TRUST [EPISODE 66]

August 10, 2020

In this episode, I want to tell you a story. It is a story about what happened to me over the weekend. If you listen, you will learn valuable lessons about trust (trust me).

Every leader needs to understand how trust works and why you distrust a leader before you even know that you should.

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YOU REALLY ARE MORE TIRED WHEN YOU WORK AT HOME. HERE’S WHY. [EPISODE 65]

YOU REALLY ARE MORE TIRED WHEN YOU WORK AT HOME. HERE’S WHY. [EPISODE 65]

August 7, 2020

In this episode I review a few articles that discuss how remote work is harder both quantitatively and qualitatively. We are working more and the work has become more difficult (even if we can wear shorts while we do it).

This discussion draws on a number of  articles from:

Fortune:

https://fortune.com/2020/08/03/work-day-working-from-home-coronavirus-pandemic-covid-19-meetings-schedule-length/

The Baltimore Sun:

https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/howard/cng-ho-letter-0806-20200804-knwkbh5qz5epnmztndwo7m2bhm-story.html

CNBC:

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/30/coronavirus-lockdowns-are-making-the-working-day-longer-for-many.html

The Cleveland Clinic: https://health.clevelandclinic.org/exhausted-from-working-remotely/

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RACISM, FELT EMOTIONS, AND STATISTICS [EPISODE 64]

RACISM, FELT EMOTIONS, AND STATISTICS [EPISODE 64]

August 6, 2020

In this episode, I again interview Professor Scott Pearson of Palm Beach Atlantic University. Scott and I talk about the wide gap between the feeling and experience of African Americans and the actual statistics of police killing African Americans.

The discussion was predicated on a viral video where a woman pleads with the cops not to shoot a Black man. It is clear that she believes that he is about to be murdered before her eyes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=6yEIyToSmFc&feature=emb_logo&fbclid=IwAR1ICXAUkDDOjVPhTvZjf4gFujalTQeZvk0dNedaGI2MGBRizJPScVe0X8k

While the statistics do not support her suspicion, her fear is real and it must not be discounted if we are to make any progress in race relations. Scott and I talk about bridging the chasm between this visceral fear and the statistics.

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WANT TO CHANGE THE WORLD? ONEWORLD HEALTH IS DOING IT (AND THE CO-FOUNDER WILL TELL YOU HOW).  [EPISODE 63]

WANT TO CHANGE THE WORLD? ONEWORLD HEALTH IS DOING IT (AND THE CO-FOUNDER WILL TELL YOU HOW).  [EPISODE 63]

August 5, 2020

In this episode, I interview Matt Alexander, Co-founder of OneWorld Health, an organization that develops self-sustaining medical clinics in impoverished regions around the world that lack medical care.

Matt will tell us how OneWorld Health got started and how they are doing it.

If you want more information, read all about OneWorld Health here: https://www.oneworldhealth.com/

If you enjoyed this podcast, please consider subscribing. I create new episodes daily and my goal is to help you become the kind of leader you would want to follow.

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TWITTER TUESDAY  [EPISODE 62]

TWITTER TUESDAY  [EPISODE 62]

August 4, 2020

On Twitter Tuesday, I discuss a handful of quotes about leadership and unpack them. I pre-select useful quotes; I do not just read my twitter feed—and I will give credit to the author of the quote, the person who posted, or both where possible.

If you enjoyed this episode, I would like to hear from you. To contact, send me a Tweet or Parley: @daringerdes or leave a video message: https://flipgrid.com/leadersmith 

HOW STONEBRIDGE SCHOOL TEACHES STUDENTS TO BECOME LEADERS [EPISODE 61]

HOW STONEBRIDGE SCHOOL TEACHES STUDENTS TO BECOME LEADERS [EPISODE 61]

August 3, 2020

HOW STONEBRIDGE SCHOOL TEACHES STUDENTS TO BECOME LEADERS [EPISODE 61]

In this episode, I again interview Jeff Carlucci. Jeff is my former colleague at StoneBridge School where I taught from 1999-2004. Jeff has been there for 23 years and he is the former Headmaster of the school.

In this episode, we are going to talk about our observations of the ways that students learned about leadership at SBS. Hint: It was less about teaching leadership than it was about experiencing leadership.

Leadership was built into in the DNA of the institution. You can read all about Stonebridge school here:

https://www.stonebridgeschool.com/

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HOW TO BECOME A MILLIONAIRE IN 5 YEARS (FROM A MILLENNIAL WHO DID IT) [EPISODE 60]

HOW TO BECOME A MILLIONAIRE IN 5 YEARS (FROM A MILLENNIAL WHO DID IT) [EPISODE 60]

July 31, 2020

In this episode, I discuss a CNBC article and a blog post by a millennial who became a millionaire in 5 years by taking certain decisive actions—actions that you can take. Here is the CNBC article: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/02/16/millennial-became-a-millionaire-in-5-years-following-these-5-steps.html?__source=facebook%7Cmain&fbclid=IwAR0_JbWEoyqyuhMJJoeCu4v44ACVKfW4L8Y4ZjOHP2xuUxzdSrvfAHC8Ey8

Here is the original blog post on www.millennialmoney.com https://millennialmoney.com/the-millennial-millionaire-strategy/

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LESSONS LEADERS CAN LEARN FROM CHINA’S ONE CHILD POLICY  [EPISODE 59]

LESSONS LEADERS CAN LEARN FROM CHINA’S ONE CHILD POLICY [EPISODE 59]

July 30, 2020

In this episode, I talk about the documentary One Child Nation. It is useful on so many levels. First, you want to understand what is happening around the world. But more importantly, you need to understand a number of lessons that directly relate to leadership: Policies matter. There are human consequences for your policies. There also may be unintended consequences for the policies you pursue. Leaders need to digest all of these lessons if they wish to lead others well.

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HOW GOOGLE MANAGES ITS MANAGERS [EPISODE 58]

HOW GOOGLE MANAGES ITS MANAGERS [EPISODE 58]

July 29, 2020

In this episode, I talk about how Google ensures that it has high quality managers running its various departments. We will talk about evaluations, how Google reverses the evaluations, and the specific questions that employees use to evaluate their managers. Google worked hard to perfect this survey and they give it away for free:

https://rework.withgoogle.com/guides/managers-give-feedback-to-managers/steps/try-googles-manager-feedback-survey/

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TWITTER TUESDAY  [EPISODE 57]

TWITTER TUESDAY  [EPISODE 57]

July 28, 2020

On Twitter Tuesday, I discuss a handful of quotes about leadership and unpack them. I pre-select useful quotes; I do not just read my twitter feed—and I will give credit to the author of the quote, the person who posted, or both where possible.

If you enjoyed this episode, I would like to hear from you. To contact, send me a Tweet or Parley: @daringerdes or leave a video message: https://flipgrid.com/leadersmith 

HOW TO THINK LIKE AN INNOVATOR [EPISODE 56]

HOW TO THINK LIKE AN INNOVATOR [EPISODE 56]

July 27, 2020

In this episode, I talk about creativity and innovation. I specifically ask the questions: What happened to Sony’s lead in electronics? What happened to Blockbuster Video? What will happen to media as we move forward? How will Covid-19 change the economy?

There are patterns to innovation and market dominance. You will see them if you know what to look for.

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WHY NYC WILL LOSE A THIRD OF THEIR SMALL BUSINESSES AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PROTECT YOURSELF [EPISODE 55]

WHY NYC WILL LOSE A THIRD OF THEIR SMALL BUSINESSES AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PROTECT YOURSELF [EPISODE 55]

July 24, 2020

In this episode, I talk about why New York City will lose a third of their small businesses to the Coronavirus. This is based on a July 20, 2020 article in the New York Post. See the Article here:

https://nypost.com/2020/07/20/a-third-of-nycs-small-businesses-may-never-reopen-industry-report/

I discuss the article, explain why it is happening, and describe a few ways that you can insulate yourself from the same fate.

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ASSUMING A POSITION OF LEADERSHIP DURING A CRISIS  [EPISODE 54]

ASSUMING A POSITION OF LEADERSHIP DURING A CRISIS  [EPISODE 54]

July 23, 2020

In this episode, I talk about what a new leader must do differently during a time of crisis like the Coronavirus. This discussion is based on the article in Fast Company entitled: Taking over during a crisis? Here’s how to lead without alienating your new employees (by Nihar Chhaya)

https://www.fastcompany.com/90531103/taking-over-during-a-crisis-heres-how-to-lead-without-alienating-your-new-employees

Chhaya offers timeless advice that is magnified by the current crisis. Listen to this podcast if you want to become the kind of leader that you would want to follow.

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WHY ARE HUMBLE LEADERS SO RARE? [EPISODE 53]

WHY ARE HUMBLE LEADERS SO RARE? [EPISODE 53]

July 22, 2020

In this episode, I talk about why we say we want leaders to be humble, but then we hire arrogant, overconfident leaders. This is based on the June 29, 2020 Forbes article Entitled Why Humble Leaders are Rare. See the article here:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomaspremuzic/2020/06/29/why-humble-leaders-are-rare/#2111c503649b

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TWITTER TUESDAY  [EPISODE 52]

TWITTER TUESDAY  [EPISODE 52]

July 21, 2020

On Twitter Tuesday, I discuss a handful of quotes about leadership and unpack them. I pre-select useful quotes; I do not just read my twitter feed—and I will give credit to the author of the quote, the person who posted, or both where possible.

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THE 20 HABITS OF EVENTUAL MILLIONAIRES  [EPISODE 51]

THE 20 HABITS OF EVENTUAL MILLIONAIRES [EPISODE 51]

July 20, 2020

Today, I am reviewing James Altucher’s advice for eventual millionaires. Altucher started 20 businesses, failed at 17 of them and became filthy rich in the process. He also wrote 20 books, cohosted a podcast with Stephen Dubner of Freakonomics fame, and his own James Altucher show.

I will review his 20 habits here. Here is the GQ article:

https://www.gq.com.au/success/career/the-20-habits-of-eventual-millionaires/news-story/e4a85a78100b399f5520b0a9e7afd72f

 

Here is the original article from which the 20 habits were found:

https://jamesaltucher.com/blog/20-habits-eventual-millionaires/

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THE MOST IMPORTANT LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES, ACCORDING TO LEADERS AROUND THE WORLD. [EPISODE 50]

THE MOST IMPORTANT LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES, ACCORDING TO LEADERS AROUND THE WORLD. [EPISODE 50]

July 17, 2020

In this episode, I review The Most Important Leadership Competencies, According to Leaders Around the World, an article published in Harvard Business Review. Those who listened regularly to this podcast will see how different it is from the 4 Must-Have Leadership Qualities article (published in Entrepreneur magazine) that we discussed yesterday. Think of this episode as a continuation of episode 48.

Here is the HBR article I referenced in this episode:

https://hbr.org/2016/03/the-most-important-leadership-competencies-according-to-leaders-around-the-world

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4 MUST-HAVE LEADERSHIP QUALITIES  [EPISODE 49]

4 MUST-HAVE LEADERSHIP QUALITIES [EPISODE 49]

July 16, 2020

In this episode, I discuss the article 4 Must-have leadership qualities, published in Entrepreneur magazine. I discuss what the author got right and what he got wrong.

If you enjoyed this episode, you really need to listen to tomorrow’s episode where I compare what you heard today with an article from Harvard Business Review entitled: The Most Important Leadership Competencies, According to Leaders Around the World.

I am discussing these two articles back to back intentionally. You will see nuances you would otherwise miss if you were only exposed to one or the other.

Here is the article I reference in this episode: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/326103

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POWER CORRUPTS AND ABSOLUTE POWER CORRUPTS ABSOLUTELY. WHO SAID IT AND WHY DOES IT MATTER? [EPISODE 48]

POWER CORRUPTS AND ABSOLUTE POWER CORRUPTS ABSOLUTELY. WHO SAID IT AND WHY DOES IT MATTER? [EPISODE 48]

July 15, 2020

In this episode of the Leadersmith, I talk about Lord Acton’s famous dictum, “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” I will set the quote in the context of the letter that he wrote to Bishop Creighton and unpack the background so you understand what led to that line (and more importantly, what came after it).

If you will ever be in a position where you will hold power over other people some day, please listen to this episode. You need to understand why this phrase has stood the test of time.

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TWITTER TUESDAY  [EPISODE 47]

TWITTER TUESDAY  [EPISODE 47]

July 14, 2020

On Twitter Tuesday, I discuss a handful of quotes about leadership and unpack them. I pre-select useful quotes; I do not just read my twitter feed—and I will give credit to the author of the quote, the person who posted, or both where possible.

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WHAT STAR TREK TAUGHT ME ABOUT INNOVATION  [EPISODE 46 ]

WHAT STAR TREK TAUGHT ME ABOUT INNOVATION  [EPISODE 46 ]

July 13, 2020

In this brief, somewhat whimsical episode, I discuss modern inventions that were first brought to the popular imagination by Star Trek. Star Trek originally aired in 1966. At the time, many products that we use today were considered far-fetched, if not impossible. Sometimes, the "impossible" is only due to a failure of imagination. 

The purpose of this program is to help you become a better leader. Innovation and, more importantly, empowering people to innovate by providing an environment where people are safe to experiment (and even fail), is an important part of leadership.

The article I referenced is found here: https://qz.com/766831/star-trek-real-life-technology/

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TIPS FOR CONDUCTING ONLINE MEETINGS  [EPISODE 45]

TIPS FOR CONDUCTING ONLINE MEETINGS [EPISODE 45]

July 10, 2020

In this short episode I will cover some tips for conducting online meetings (from Harvard Business Publishing). While the original article I discuss was focused on conducting research interviews, the tips are helpful regardless of your reason for conducting a virtual meeting.

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A TALE OF TWO THEORIES THAT WILL SHAPE THE FUTURE. WHICH PATH WILL YOU TAKE?  [EPISODE 44]

A TALE OF TWO THEORIES THAT WILL SHAPE THE FUTURE. WHICH PATH WILL YOU TAKE? [EPISODE 44]

July 9, 2020

In this episode, I am going to talk about two competing theories that will change society. I am going to argue that one will lead us down a path to destruction; the other will lead us to the ends we actually seek—a more just society.  

Much of the hate and anger in society is caused by what we choose to focus upon. This is not a call for putting our heads in the sand. It is a call for a better method for achieving the ends that we hope to achieve.

Here are the two articles I referenced in the episode:

https://www.thoughtco.com/critical-theory-3026623

https://www.davidcooperrider.com/ai-process/

The purpose of this program is to help you become a better leader. You must understand the times if you are going to be the kind of leader that you would want to follow.

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FOUR PERSPECTIVES OF LEADERSHIP  [EPISODE 43]

FOUR PERSPECTIVES OF LEADERSHIP [EPISODE 43]

July 8, 2020

In this episode I discuss the first assignment I give in my Leadership Development class. I ask them to find images that answer 4 questions: 1) What I believe leadership is, 2) How your boss approaches leadership, 3). What society thinks about it, and 4) What employees feel as a consequence.

While this appears to be a simple or silly assignment, when you look beneath the surface, you find that it reveals great insight into the both the nature of leadership and the students’ experience with leadership.

I will review 7 of my students’ submissions and you will see how much you can learn from this simple assignment. The purpose of this program is to help you become a better leader. If you are going to be the kind of leader that you would want to follow, you must understand how your leadership is perceived.

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TWITTER TUESDAY [EPISODE 42].

TWITTER TUESDAY [EPISODE 42].

July 7, 2020

The first Twitter Tuesday seemed to be a hit. So, I plan to regularly keep this feature moving forward. I would like to know what you think of it.

The goal of Twitter Tuesday is to grab a handful of quotes about leadership and unpack them. I will pre-select useful quotes, not just read my twitter feed—and I will give credit to wither the author of the quote, the person who posted, or both where possible.

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HUMAN NATURE, OPPRESSION, AND LEADERSHIP  [EPISODE 41]

HUMAN NATURE, OPPRESSION, AND LEADERSHIP [EPISODE 41]

July 6, 2020

In this episode, I want to cut across both business and social issues to look at the role that human nature—specifically human dignity—plays in society and organizations.

Human beings do not react well to perceived oppression. They buck it whenever they encounter it. I will talk about multiple manifestations of oppression. From the protesters to the rioters to those who can’t repeat the BLM slogan due to conscience, you will find out that we have more in common than we think.

The purpose of this program is to help you become a better leader. You must understand this aspect of human nature if you are going to be the kind of leader that you would want to follow.

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THINK LIKE TRUMP (THE BUSINESSMAN).  [EPISODE 40]

THINK LIKE TRUMP (THE BUSINESSMAN). [EPISODE 40]

July 3, 2020

In episode 32 I talked about reading. In episode 35, I talked about watching TV in order to grow in your knowledge of business. At the end of that episode, I discussed the Apprentice. In this episode, I will provide the background to the Apprentice—how it came into existence, how little Donald Trump actually did in order to earn $200 million from the show, and how you can leverage your time and energy as effectively as he did.

The purpose of this program is to help you become the leader you would want to follow. To be effective, you must make Trump-like deals with your time and resources. I will show you how.

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THE COBRA EFFECT [EPISODE 39]

THE COBRA EFFECT [EPISODE 39]

July 2, 2020

When the government of Delhi, India realized that there were too many Cobras, they took decisive government action. The net result: more cobras. How is that possible? It turns out that incentives matter, and people predictably respond to incentives.

In this episode, I talk about unintended consequences. Leaders must be aware that the effects of their actions are not always what they want them to be. Sometimes they are impacted by unintended consequences.

You can control your actions; you cannot necessarily control reactions. For that reason, you must think long and hard about the actions you take.

Here is the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) article I referred to in the podcast:

https://fee.org/articles/the-cobra-effect-lessons-in-unintended-consequences/?fbclid=IwAR1Iz4CdMhVgHqRF11qO_E6g3-RcZabvr5SfqLpkBJuYTbYKJ6BsrddewkQ

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