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Dose of Leadership with Richard Rierson | Authentic & Courageous Leadership Development
59 minutes | 7 days ago
How Archie Gips Lives "Unrealistically" and Creates Value Along the Way
Archie Gips is president and partner of Unrealistic Ideas, a full-service production company he created alongside Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson that focuses on premium non-scripted television, documentary film, and podcasting. The company produced the 5-time Emmy nominated documentary series, McMillions, for HBO, the IDA nominated documentary Run This City for The Roku Channel, and the current hit doc series, Wahl Street which streams on HBO Max among others. Archie, a two-time Emmy nominated producer, and award-winning director & writer have created hundreds of hours of content for television and film including some of the most successful non-scripted series ever. A native New Yorker, Archie attended Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Communications, trained at Chicago’s Second City Improvisational Conservatory, and received an MFA in film and dramatic writing from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
42 minutes | 14 days ago
Steven Pressfield on Fighting & Winning our Inner War Against Resistance
Steven Pressfield is the author of The Legend of Bagger Vance, Gates of Fire, Tides of War, Last of the Amazons, Virtues of War, The Afghan Campaign, Killing Rommel, The Profession, The Lion's Gate, The War of Art, Turning Pro, Do the Work, The Warrior Ethos, The Authentic Swing, An American Jew, Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t, The Knowledge, and The Artist's Journey. His debut novel, The Legend of Bagger Vance, was adapted for screen. A film of the same title was released in 2000, directed by Robert Redford and starring Matt Damon, Will Smith and Charlize Theron. His father was in the Navy, and he was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad, in 1943. Since graduating from Duke University in 1965, he has been a U.S. Marine, an advertising copywriter, schoolteacher, tractor-trailer driver, bartender, oilfield roustabout, attendant in a mental hospital and screenwriter. His struggles to earn a living as a writer (it took seventeen years to get the first paycheck) are detailed in The War of Art, Turning Pro, The Authentic Swing, Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t, and The Knowledge. There's a recurring character in his books, named Telamon, a mercenary of ancient days. Telamon doesn't say much. He rarely gets hurt or wounded. And he never seems to age. His view of the profession of arms is a lot like Pressfield's conception of art and the artist: "It is one thing to study war, and another to live the warrior's life."
46 minutes | 19 days ago
Plastic Bank Founder David Katz on Empowering the Regenerative Society
David has been named one of the world’s most compassionate entrepreneurs by Salt magazine. He is the recipient of the United Nations Lighthouse award for Planetary Health, recipient of the Paris Climate Conference Sustainia community award, recipient of the Earnst and Young Lifetime Achievement Award, is the Past President of the Vancouver Chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), and named the Entrepreneur Organizations, Global Citizen. David is the founder and CEO of The Plastic Bank, an internationally recognized solution to ocean plastic. The Plastic Bank is a global network of micro recycling markets that empower the poor to transcend poverty by cleaning the environment. The Plastic Bank is an ecosystem that provides an opportunity for the world to collect and trade plastic waste as a currency. Global partners include IBM, Shell Energy, SC Johnson, Aldi, Henkel, and more. His humanitarian work has earned him international recognition. David has been featured in hundreds of international news and investigative articles, including Forbes, Time Magazine, Fast Company, Business Week, and National Geographic. David can be found at TED.com, is featured in an award-winning documentary and starred in an international reality television show. David is a steward of the earth and a champion for the poor.
56 minutes | a month ago
Dose of Leadership University Discussion on How to Harness Anxiety
All too often in our work and lives, we jump at the first plausible idea that we unconsciously believe will resolve the tension and relieve our anxiety. Instead, the key to really using the power of the tension anxiety produces so we can hold onto our vision and tell the truth about current reality. It's all about learning how to hold on to that tension and not react to the anxiety we may be feeling. In that way, we have the anxiety, but it does not have us in its reactive grip.
48 minutes | a month ago
Henry De Sio on the New Physics of Leadership
Henry F. De Sio, Jr. worked in the White House and spent many years with Ashoka, the social organization. He is a keynote speaker, campaign strategist, and leadership advisor. He has served as the executive of both startups and large, complex organizations. As the 2008 Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, and then serving as Deputy Assistant to the President in the Obama White House for two-and-a-half years, De Sio came to be intimately acquainted with a new emerging pattern of societal change. He has since followed his campaign-driven passion for hope and change to make changemaking a global phenomenon. De Sio has engaged with the world’s leading social and business entrepreneurs, and he has brought the powerful framework of new leadership and team-of-teams organization described in Changemaker Playbook to board rooms, newsrooms, community forums, university institutions, and governmental halls all over the world. He's helped civic and business leaders, parents and educators, and everyone across the social spectrum to cultivate in themselves and in others the qualities of the changemaker: an innovative mind, a service heart, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a collaborative outlook. Henry De Sio holds a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard's Kennedy School, and he earned his B.A. in political science from the University of California-Santa Barbara. He currently lives in Arlington, Virginia, with his wife, Sine, and their two young sons.
62 minutes | a month ago
Mark Nepo on Finding our Paths to Living What Matters
Mark Nepo is a poet and spiritual teacher who has taught in the fields of poetry and spirituality for over 40 years. With over a million copies sold, Mark has moved and inspired readers and seekers all over the world with his #1 New York Times bestseller The Book of Awakening. A beloved poet, teacher, and storyteller, Mark has been called “one of the finest spiritual guides of our time,” “a consummate storyteller,” and “an eloquent spiritual teacher.” His work is widely accessible and used by many and his books have been translated into more than twenty languages. A bestselling author, Mark has published twenty-two books and recorded fifteen audio projects. Recent work includes The Book of Soul (St. Martin’s Essentials, 2020), Drinking from the River of Light (Sounds True, 2019); More Together Than Alone (Atria, 2018) cited by Spirituality & Practice as one of the Best Spiritual Books of 2018; and Things That Join the Sea and the Sky (Sounds True, 2017), a Nautilus Book Award Winner. Mark was given a Life- Achievement Award by AgeNation in 2015; in 2016 he was named by Watkins: Mind Body Spirit as one of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People, and was also chosen as one of OWN’s SuperSoul 100, a group of inspired leaders using their gifts and voices to elevate humanity. In 2014 Mark was part of Oprah Winfrey’s The Life You Want Tour, and has appeared several times on her Super Soul Sunday program on OWN TV. He has also been interviewed by Robin Roberts on Good Morning America. Mark is a regular columnist for Spirituality & Health Magazine. In his 30s Mark was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma, a struggle that helped to form his philosophy of experiencing life fully while staying in relationship to an unknowable future. Mark devotes his writing and teaching to the journey of inner transformation and the life of relationship. He continues to offer readings, lectures, and retreats.
42 minutes | 2 months ago
Victoria Labalme on How to "Risk Forward" and Unlock Our Hidden Genius
Victoria Labalme helps people unlock their hidden genius and perform at their highest levels in work, on stage, on camera, and in life. Her unconventional approach offers a surprising blend of art and business. As a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame, Victoria is known for her Keynote Performances and workshops around the world. Her proprietary systems and strategies have been embraced by hundreds of thousands of people: Entrepreneurs, artists, consultants, healers, advisers, professors, scientists, executives, and more than 700 organizations including top team members at Starbucks, Microsoft, Intel, Verizon, Coca-Cola, Cisco, Oracle, Chase, Lowe’s, L’Oreal, PayPal, American Heart Association, MetLife, Blue Cross Blue Shield, the World Bank, universities, cultural institutions, and not-for-profits. Victoria has been the trusted consultant to C-suite executives, leading entrepreneurs, artists, and New York Times best-selling authors. She has coached hundreds of elite individuals for high-stakes presentations including keynotes, live streams, PBS Specials, Oprah’s SuperSoul Session, and arena events. Her films, performances, and theater projects have received critical acclaim from The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times, Variety, BBC, CBS, Los Angeles Times, and Good Morning America. Victoria is the founder of Risk Forward® and Rock The Room®—a full suite of products designed to help individuals and organizations uncover their original ideas and express them with the unexpected twist that distinguishes their work.
51 minutes | 2 months ago
Freeing Ourselves From the Cult of Overwork with Megan Hyatt Miller
Megan Hyatt Miller is the chief executive officer at Michael Hyatt & Co. She is also the co-host of the Lead to Win podcast. As the architect of Michael Hyatt & Co.’s standout culture, she is committed to helping her team win at work and succeed at life, while also delivering phenomenal results to their customers. Under her leadership, the company was named as one of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2020, which ranks the top companies in America for their employee engagement.
20 minutes | 2 months ago
Richard Shares His 5 C's of Leadership
How important is charisma when it comes to leadership? When we think of leadership or ask people to define what makes a great leader, we often gravitate to the high-profile leaders with big egos and larger-than-life personalities. In Nov 2011, Forbes published an article titled "Egomaniacs make the best leaders” In this article, they reference a study by four professors that studied 78 CEOs in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry and they concluded that “narcissism and hunger for attention lead to innovation and daring decision-making.” There is certainly a ring of truth to this theory; after reading the Steve Jobs biography I’m convinced that Steve Jobs's genius and creativity were driven by his ego and narcissism. Personally, I’m less concerned about ego and a larger-than-life personality being the bench mark definition of great leadership. I’m a believer that all of us should think and act like leaders; that we all have the potential to be great in some sort of leadership capacity. I also think that people often don’t think of themselves as leaders because they feel they don’t have the personality or “charisma” to be a leader. I have seen many aspiring leaders spend a great deal of energy and effort on looking or acting the part of the leader. All of their leadership development centered on developing their charisma. Instead of studying on how to develop a larger-than-life personality, one should spend their time and energy learning how to be: Composed Confident Consistent Courageous Compassionate Regardless of our charismatic style, all of us can become better leaders if we devoted our life to these Five-“Cs”; instead of developing a personality. Charisma, for the most part, is more of a God-given talent. It’s great if you have it; but you will get more return on your personal growth investment learning how to be calm, confident, consistent, and courageous in every aspect of your life. Jim Collins in his book “Good to Great” has a great chapter on this topic called “Level-5 Leadership”. In his book, he argues that all of the “Great” companies of our time had “Level-5” leaders at the helm. Leader-5 leaders: Are ambitious, but ambitious first & foremost for the company, not themselves. Display a compelling modesty, are self-effacing and understated. Are fanatically driven, with an incurable need to produce results. Attribute success to other factors than themselves; often acknowledging good luck, not personal greatness, for their success. Look in the mirror and blame themselves when things go poorly. Charisma can be a great enhancer and motivator to leadership, but it has to be backed up with substance and genuine character for it to be effective and long-lasting. Charisma can also be a dangerous thing; it’s an authority that defies natural logic. Regardless, history is replete with tragic example upon tragic example of people following charismatic leaders without character and substance. Great leadership is not defined by your charisma. Great leaders focus on learning how to be modest & willful, humble & fearless.
47 minutes | 2 months ago
Dana Perino - Everything Will Be Okay
Dana Perino is co-host of one of the most popular shows on cable television, Fox News’ The Five, co-anchor of America’s Newsroom, an analyst for Fox News election coverage & specials, and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of And the Good News Is...Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side and Let Me Tell You About Jasper. Perino is the former White House Press Secretary for President George W. Bush, where she was the first Republican woman to hold the job. She served for over seven years in the administration, including at the Department of Justice after the terrorist attacks on 9/11. Perino lives in Manhattan with her husband, Peter McMahon, and Jasper, America’s Dog.
45 minutes | 2 months ago
Warren Rustand on Leading a Life of Design
Warren Rustand is a husband, father of seven, grandfather of nineteen, entrepreneur, athlete, educator, speaker, and philanthropist. Warren spent his early years on a farm in Minnesota before his father moved the family to Southern California. He became an elite-level basketball player, eventually was drafted to what would become the Golden State Warriors, enlisted in the Army, and worked in the White House before beginning on his own as an entrepreneur.
56 minutes | 2 months ago
Kate Eberle Walker & The Nine Ways Leaders Can Support Women at Work
Kate has spent 20+ years leading, managing, advising and investing in education companies and organizations. She supports companies that innovate and educate, with a particular passion for leading companies that use technology to expand student access to the experts they need to support their education and development. She believes that leaders are responsible for creating opportunities for, and elevating the voices of, all of the people they work with, and she is passionate about creating structures to support those who have been historically underrepresented in the workplace.
66 minutes | 3 months ago
Jamie Kern Lima on How We Can Go From Underestimated To Unstoppable
Jamie Kern Lima started IT Cosmetics in her living room and grew the company into the largest luxury makeup brand in the country. She sold the company to L'Oréal in a billion-dollar deal and became the first female CEO of a brand in its history. Her love of her customers and remarkable authenticity and belief eventually landed her on Forbes America's Richest Self-Made Women list. Today, she's a mother of two, speaker, and thought leader who is passionate about inspiring and elevating women. Visit believeit.com to learn more about the book and receive multiple free gifts.
52 minutes | 3 months ago
Amy Downs and Her Journey of Impossible Transformation
Amy Downs is CEO of Allegiance Credit Union (formerly Federal Employees Credit Union) in Oklahoma City, which lost more than half of its employees in the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, the deadliest domestic terror attack in our nation’s history. In the years since the bombing, Amy became a mother, lost 200 pounds, competed in an Ironman Triathlon, obtained her MBA and became CEO of the same credit union that was bombed. Though an inspirational subject in national and local media for more than two decades, Amy’s message has shifted from her survival of the bombing to her radical transformation in the aftermath. Her new book
55 minutes | 3 months ago
Chick-fil-A Franchisee Kevin Williams on Getting Irrational With Kindness
Kevin is a Chick-fil-A franchisee that has the rare privilege of running three restaurants in the city of Canton, GA. Kevin has a passion for inspiring the next generation and providing his team with the most amazing place to work. Kevin has a drive for seeing other’s dreams come true while he provides them a place to learn, fail, and launch into their future. Kevin is an author, speaker, podcaster, and investor in the next generation which is the inspiration behind Irrational Kindness.
51 minutes | 3 months ago
Creating a Culture Renovation with Kevin Oakes
As CEO and co-founder of i4cp, Kevin provides strategic direction and vision and is responsible for the overall operations of the organization. Kevin is a frequent author and international keynote speaker on next practices in human capital and works with business and HR executives on people practices that drive high performance.
64 minutes | 3 months ago
Jayne Warrilow on How to Bridge the Gap from ME to WE
Jayne Warrilow is a global speaker, bestselling author, and sought Business/Executive Coach. She is the founder of two companies: Sacred Changemakers, bringing together people who want to make a meaningful difference in our world and equipping them with the knowledge and skills they need to make a greater impact in the world using the SDGs and Coaches Business School, a training company that helps coaches to succeed by building a conscious business.
58 minutes | 3 months ago
Former Navy SEAL CO Mike Hayes on Living a Life of Excellence, Agility, & Meaning
Mike Hayes has lived a lifetime of once-in-a-lifetime experiences. He has been held at gunpoint and threatened with execution. He’s jumped out of a building rigged to explode, helped amputate a teammate’s leg, and made countless split-second life-and-death decisions. Outside of the SEALs, he’s run meetings in the White House Situation Room, negotiated international arms treaties, and developed high- impact corporate strategies. Over his many years of leadership, he has always strived to be better, to contribute more, and to put others first. That’s what makes him an effective leader, and it’s the quality that he’s identified in all of the great leaders he’s encountered. That continual striving to lift those around him has filled Mike’s life with meaning and purpose, has made him secure in the knowledge that he brings his best to everything he does, and has made him someone others can rely on. Mike Hayes recounts dramatic stories and offers battle- and boardroom-tested advice that will motivate readers to do work of value, live lives of purpose, and stretch themselves to reach their highest potential.
40 minutes | 3 months ago
Frank Figliuzzi on How to Achieve a Track Record of Excellence the FBI Way
Frank Figliuzzi served as a special agent with the FBI for 25 years, rising to become assistant director, charged with leading the Bureau's famed counterintelligence division. Figliuzzi held senior FBI leadership positions in major American cities and was appointed the FBI’s chief inspector by then-Director Robert Mueller to oversee sensitive internal inquiries. He currently works as a respected National Security Analyst for NBC News, logging almost 1000 on-air appearances.
64 minutes | 4 months ago
Patrick Lencioni Discusses his Latest Book "The Motive"
Patrick Lencioni is the founder and president of The Table Group, a firm dedicated to providing organizations with ideas, products, and services that improve teamwork, clarity, and employee engagement. Lencioni’s passion for organizations and the people who work in them is reflected in his writing, speaking, and executive consulting. He is the author of twelve best-selling books with nearly seven million copies sold
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