Inspiring Leaders PodcastTM
Never Stop Growing!
In an era of inauthentic leaders, the stakes could not be higher for embracing a better version of yourself that propels you and your team to success. In a social media world there is an abundance of false narratives about happiness and authenticity, it is easy to get lost on your journey. This week, Authentic Leadership expert Dr. James Kelley shows that the key to personal and professional growth lies in how we respond effectively to adversity. In fact, what causes us and our organizations the most fear can be our greatest gift, creating a positive meaning out of challenges.
“People are distracted and unmotivated and engagement is at an all time low. A leader’s biggest challenge is finding purpose for the employees to get them excited about what they are doing.”
Who is Dr. James Kelley? Well, his path is still being built brick by brick and the current brick is a book: The Crucible’s Gift: 5 lessons from authentic leaders who thrive in adversity. The book unpacks the journey a leader takes to become more authentic, starting with their crucible.
“I love leaders who have a growth mindset, the servant leaders who use curiosity to inspire people to take their own journey and find their own truths.”
“All you truly own is yourself”
Gordana Biernat knows why she exists. She is here to help us see that we need to wake up.
“My purpose is to help people realize how powerful and unique we truly are”
If we don't know who we truly are, then every action is per definition an automatic, unconscious action. Recognizing our true potential as deliberate, incredible creators and becoming conscious to who we truly are puts each and every one of us in a very powerful position. If we all had an “aha” moment revealing our true self the world would change in an instant.
At age of 11, Gordana Biernat came to the profound realization that the stars in the heavens and the stars in her mind were made of the same stuff, and that truth changed the way that she perceived herself and set her on a lifelong adventure of exploring who we are and why we are here. Along the way, Gordana has inspired hundreds of thousands of people with her authentic, heart-felt writings and messages. She was named to Oprah Winfrey’s SuperSoul 100 List and is a SuperSoul 100 Teacher. Her new book, “Know The Truth, Why Knowing Who You Are Changes Everything” is a must-read for any leader or any person who wants to get more in touch with those universal and fundamental questions: Who am I and why do I exist? (....read more...)
“Inspiration connects us to purpose, while it’s opposite, desperation, happens when we are disconnected from purpose.”
Tim Stringer is a veteran of the technology industry, a professional coach and a recognized productivity expert. He has an degree in Engineering and has worked as a software engineer, development manager and project manager. Rather than looking externally for great examples of leadership, Tim Stringer advocates looking within to find your unique talents, skills, intentions, motivations and initiative. An integral part of this is to try new things, explore your passions and find your unique purpose to determine how you can use your gifts and benefit both yourself and others.
“Many organizations don’t really have a clear sense of purpose. If there is a clear sense of purpose, people will be naturally drawn to work there.”
In our modern age we have access to a wealth of technology. In theory this should be making life much easier for us humans, allowing us to focus on the things we love best while computers perform all the tedious tasks. The reality is that... (read more...)
“Inspired Leadership means that we all access our full potential”
You’ve got to add a lot of value to go from Captain Kash to Major Kash, but that’s just what our guest this week has done. Major Kash is Käshmeel McKöena, one of the most fearsome litigators and nicest guys you could ever meet.
Kashmeel McKöena, also known as “Major Kash”, is a lawyer, a media management consultant and a passionate community development advocate. He attended the International Business and Law program at Queens University Bader International Study Centre in England, UK and graduated with a certificate in International Business and Law (technology law business development). He articled with a major Bay Street law firm in Toronto, Canada where he put considerable emphasis on high technology law and business development transactions.
“You have to trust the people who work for you and let them think outside the box”
In 2000, Kashmeel was retained as an in-house counsel with............
2017 was the Year of #MeToo. Allegations and cases of sexual harassment dominated the news and rarely a week went by without new horror stories emerging. Inspired by the momentum, women began to summon their courage to speak out about their own personal experiences and everyone from sports coaches to teachers, actors, directors and high profile politicians were outed or accused.
Although we’ve all seen plenty of coverage on TV and social media of people coming forward, telling their stories and helping each other out, one thing that we have NOT seen, is some constructive suggestions for people that may be facing a harassing boss every day, people that are worried to go into work on Monday morning or scared to talk to someone about what they are being subject to every day for fear of backlash or related punishments.
For this reason, we’re decided to focus this Intolerable Bosses show on what YOU can do to Survive a Harassing Boss! [read more.....]
Know An Inspiring Leader?
Achievement Orientation: 33
Angry Boss 68
Artificial Intelligence: 56
Authentic Leadership: 52, 76
Aviation: 37, 69
Body Language: 80, 81
Boundless Leadership 71
Coaching: 24, 36, 75, 76, 83
Communication: 80, 81, 86, 87
Community Leadership: 15
Controlling Bosses: 30
Culture: 82, 104
Customer Experience: 4, 9, 25, 49, 69
Distributed Leadership: 5, 53
Diversity: 3, 21, 53, 101
Ethical Leadership: 36
Emotional Intelligence: 48, 85
Entrepreneurship: 4, 23, 103
Fear Monger Bosses: 51
Financial Leadership: 9
Generational Change 66
Grounded Leadership: 57
Harassing Bosses: 42
Healthcare Leadership: 14
High Performance: 3
Human Resources 18, 70
Imposter Syndrome 76
Indecisive Bosses: 34
Innovation: 2, 17, 19, 49, 56, 58
Inspiration: 3, 8, 12, 19, 21, 22, 33, 35, 37, 41, 46, 50, 69, 70
Intolerable Bosses 29, 30, 34, 38, 42, 47, 51, 55, 60, 64, 68, 73
Introvert Leaders: 27
Language of Leadership: 87
Leadership Mindset: 11, 16, 22, 28, 35, 48
Leadership Philosophy 72, 84, 78
Leadership Styles: 84
Legal & Law Leadership: 43
Making A Difference: 32
Measuring Leadership: 54
Millennials: 6, 11, 17, 66, 75
Military: 40, 43, 61
Mindfulness: 20, 39, 35, 44, 48, 88
Moody Boss 73
New Leaders 75
Non-Profit Leadership: 16
Organizational Change: 41, 57
Paradigm Shift: 78
Performance Management: 18
Perseverance: 3, 8, 39, 46
Resilience: 3, 8, 39, 46, 76, 85
Remote Work 100
Risk Management: 61
Sales Leadership: 26
Servant Leadership: 1, 19, 83
Software: 7, 18
Spiritual Leadership: 44, 45, 48
Strategic Planning: 31, 61, 74
Stubborn Bosses: 38
Team Building 67
Transformation: 24, 28, 48
Truth: 45, 78
Veteran Leadership: 13
Visionary Leadership: 7, 19, 69
Visionless Bosses: 55
Women Leaders: 1, 5, 10, 13, 15, 17, 21, 23, 25, 27, 32, 33, 40, 45, 48, 49, 53, 70, 82, 85, 86
Weekly interviews with great leaders around the world, sharing perspectives and best practices to help you become a more Inspiring Leader.
HUGE THANKS to Hank at Gremlin Studios for Post Production Editing and to Mike Petrusky at Kayrell Connections for recording our Intro. You guys ROCK!
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