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40 minutes | May 5, 2022
Off Script: Mastering the Art of Business Improv with Peter Margaritis and Roxanne Kaufman Elliott
In this episode of Lead.exe, Brian, Nick, and Jon are joined by friends of the show Peter Margaritis and Roxanne Kaufman Elliott to discuss Peter's new book Off Script: Mastering the Art of Business Improv. The conversation includes the "yes and" approach to leadership, some practical tips for leaders at any level, and of course no shortage of amusing anecdotes from Peter and Roxanne.
50 minutes | Apr 20, 2022
Web3: The Next Step in the Evolution of the Internet with David "DC" Campbell
Web3, as explained by special guest David Campbell, promotes both the irrevocable commitment of an immutable framework, and also the financial incentive to behave honestly via the Bitcoin protocol. Join co-hosts Brian Comerford and Nick Lozano as they discuss these topics with DC, along a brief history of the Web from static brochure sites to zero knowledge technology. 00:00 Show Opening 00:36 Episode Intro 01:00 David "DC" Campbell Bio 05:15 Zero Knowledge Tech 07:33 What is Web3 28:11 Digital Currencies 37:25 What is the most important thing to know about Web3 41:45 Ethereum 43:21 NFTs 46:56 Closing and where to find David "DC" Campbell Join our Leadership Hacking Crew https://pages.leadexe.com/join Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): http://uppbeat.io/t/danijel-zambo/tunnel License code: CILXTAD6VJKGHOEZ
49 minutes | Apr 7, 2022
Private Victories Precede Public Victories
How can things like meditation help us "reduce noise" and tame our egos? And how can all of this help us manage the tension between what we have accomplished and what we still have left to do? All of this and more in this latest installment of >Lead.exe. Join our Leadership Hacking Crew https://pages.leadexe.com/join
41 minutes | Jan 28, 2022
Efficiency and Effectiveness
In this wide-ranging conversation, Nick, Brian, and Jon explore the differences between efficiency and effectiveness and the different situations that may require leaders to adjust their focus between the two. If you've ever found yourself at a crossroads between quality and quantity, deadlines and details, or are interested on getting the best of both worlds, this episode is for you.
53 minutes | Dec 15, 2021
Strategy Is The How
53 minutes | Dec 8, 2021
Plan, Brief, Execute, Debrief with Brett Williams Maj Gen, USAF (Ret)
In his discussion with co-hosts Brian Comerford & Nick Lozano, Brett shares his views on how Agile process - when done correctly - aligns with the military's disciplined method of plan, brief, execute, debrief (PBED). Perhaps most important is the one step most often skipped: the debrief (in Agile, called the retrospective). This is the phase where genuine root cause analysis openly scrutinizes performance details and exposes the areas where improvement is needed. Taking command of this discipline lays a strong foundation for defining who leaders are from what leaders do - discussed at length during the second part of the program where the three different kinds of power are also defined.
54 minutes | Nov 30, 2021
Whatever the case, co-hosts Brian Comerford & Nick Lozano hash-out their own definitions of "innovation," inclusive of myriad examples, influencers, resources, and even discussion around a popular classification of 4 categories of innovation types. If you find yourself saddled with the word "innovation" in your title or job description, or even if you're just looking for some outside perspective on what it can mean, this may be an episode worth tuning in to.
49 minutes | Nov 23, 2021
Resolutions, Discipline, & Mentorship
Given that end-of-year is often a time of resolutions, the duo discuss how the critical leadership skill of self-awareness can extend throughout the year with personal strategies for self-development. Met with the discipline of action, gaining enough mastery of these behavioral or habitual life changes contribute strongly to furthering mentorship with those you may lead. And with so many 'virtual-mentorship' opportunities now available online, even via podcasts like this one, there is no time for self-improvement like the present.
45 minutes | Nov 16, 2021
How Leadership Affect Employee Performance
46 minutes | Nov 9, 2021
Introducing Jon Abboud as our new Co-Host
37 minutes | Nov 2, 2021
Or so the discussion goes when co-hosts Brian Comerford and Nick Lozano explore the topic of "EX", an occasionally-overlooked but equally important counterpart to CX (Customer Experience). Because EX should be a strategic pillar, more than a corporate objectives checkbox, perhaps made more crucial in the post-pandemic workforce when prospective employees seemingly have so many flexible choices within their grasp. If leadership is defined in part by the amount of followership it commands, would you still choose to work at your company today if you were applying for a job - or would you even apply? Tune in to this episode to learn more.
48 minutes | Oct 26, 2021
Disaster Proof with Lance Mortlock
Leaders must be prepared, even for the unforeseen. This is the origin of business continuity and disaster recovery plans, and for the most forward-thinking, disaster avoidance planning. Author Lance Mortlock takes it a step further with his book "Disaster Proof: Scenario Planning for a Post-Pandemic Future". As a strategy partner with Ernst & Young (EY), Lance shares his expertise with co-hosts Brian Comerford and Nick Lozano as they discuss leadership principles to develop a team, formulate a strategy, and take that ideation into action. Lance discusses his theories and his insights, and takes it a step further to demonstrate how his model can actually be produced in a real world environment, outside of academia. Lance Mortlockhttps://www.lancemortlock.com Lance's Book - Disaster Proofhttps://www.lancemortlock.com/book Full show transcript available at:https://www.leadexe.com/disaster-proof-with-lance-mortlock/ 00:00 Show start02:03 Lance Mortlock Intro07:54 Disaster Proof12:05 Disaster recovery and business continuity plans14:56 Scenario planning20:20 Artificial Intelligence33:02 Strategy and innovation37:25 Risk management39:54 Potential Disasters45:27 Book that Lance recommends46:37 Where you can find Lance and closing
52 minutes | Oct 19, 2021
1% Better each and every day with Erik Qualman
What does it mean to "stand like a superhero"? Join co-hosts Brian Comerford and Nick Lozano with their special guest Equalman (aka Erik Qualman) to find out. Among his many reasons for rising to the top of social media feeds with the world's most watched social media video, "Social Media Revolution", Erik Qualman is also a renowned motivational speaker & #1 best-selling author. His most recent book, "The Focus Project", synthesizes much of his prior insights, ranging from personal brand, social selling, & digital leadership, and combines those principles with the importance of routines, reflection & rest. Tune for this unique episode with a provoking thought-leader and find out why Equalman is a name circulating by "world of mouth". Erik Qualmanhttps://equalman.com/ Books by ErikThe Focus ProjectDigital Leader: 5 Simple Keys to Success and InfluenceWhat Happens on Campus Stays on YouTubeWhat Happens in Vegas StaysSocialnomics: How Social Media Transforms the Way We Live and Do BusinessSpartan IslandHow to Sell on LinkedIn: 30 Tips in 30 DaysFlawsome BookBeyond Flawsome Book Where you can buy Erik's bookshttps://equalman.com/shop/ Erik's PodcastThe Super U Podcast 0:00 Opening1:52 Erik intro7:10 Are digital leaders are made not born19:24 1% better every day25:44 Sleep32:46 Social Selling46:46 Digital Stamp48:27 Recommended book49:02 Focus project49:55 Standing like a Super Hero51:10 Where your can find Erik and closing Full show transcript available at: https://www.leadexe.com/one-percent-better-each-and-every-day
45 minutes | May 15, 2021
Returning to the workplace: what does it mean?
How will recruiting and talent factor into the geography of the workplace? Where will leaders find themselves at the crossroads of well-established ideas defining collaboration and teaming? Co-hosts Brian Comerford and Nick Lozano discuss these themes and many more in their discussion around Workplace 2.0 - the office of the next normal.
46 minutes | May 1, 2021
Returning to Work, Hotdogs, and Baseball with Peter Margaritis
44 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
Toxic Work Environments
Working from Home means you can finally escape all the frustrating toxicity and micro-management of an unhealthy workplace, right? Maybe not. Join co-hosts Brian Comerford and Nick Lozano as they discuss critical factors of remote work leadership - and how the responsibilities for cultivating a healthy working environment aren't exclusively on the shoulders of management. If you've been feeling additional stressors since moving your desk from the office building to the home office, tune-in for some insights about why that might be so, and how to improve the situation.
56 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
Brand Identity as a Professional
Whether you're curious about establishing your online Brand Identity as a professional, understanding the dynamics around the buzz of Social Selling, or you'd simply like to learn more about how to create engaging content for your online profile, this episode may contain a golden nugget or two for you. Join co-hosts Brian Comerford and Nick Lozano as they explore several key facets of online leadership - that is, establishing your digital avatar with authenticity and purpose. Nick shares many of the crucial tips and tricks that have helped him market this very podcast, as well as elevate his own online interactivity, including the e-publication of his podcast starter's manual for newbies.
44 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
Put a Stamp on It with Adrian Bishop
What do Sesame Street, filmmaking, and time-boxing have in common? That's right: Leadership. The focus of good direction sharpens when the mission is clear, when the budget is finite, and when time is working against your every move. But even if you're leading troops in the trenches, it's not enough to expect others to simply follow orders. More often than not, as filmmaker and Practice Studios entrepreneur Adrian Bishop shares with co-hosts Brian Comerford and Nick Lozano, you must elevate emotional intelligence into a space where you can read your audience, share your own authentic story, and know when to lead your own change from within. Adrian Bishophttps://practicestudios.tv/
39 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
Leadership Q & A
What top leadership questions do you have? Don't feel put on the spot - co-hosts Brian Comerford and Nick Lozano tap into Answer the Public to create a brain-map of what questions tend to rise to the surface for key-words most commonly searched upon. From there, it's Q&A time, with Nick & Brian sharing their own insights and anecdotes to answering questions they cherry-pick from the list. Come along for the ride to hear key questions answered. 00:00 Episode start00:06 Intro00:24 Answer the Public01:55 Can leadership be taught?07:32 Why does leadership matter?13:04 Are leadership and management the same?28:22 How does leadership affect culture?36:56 Closing and support Hosted By:Brian ComerfordLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/briancomerford/ Nick LozanoLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-lozano/ Lead.exe is published bi-monthly on the 1st and the 15th of the month. Subscribe and leave us a review to lets us know how we are doing. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/58U55KZykbYXJhuvtPGmgc iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/lead-exe/id1454843941 Google Play: https://www.google.com/podcastsfeed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjXN0LmNvbS9QZHJGaTAzUQ%3D%3D Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/leadexe YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjPXFiYVICXJSBW-ZoHBclg Send us your feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org
60 minutes | Feb 15, 2021
Communication Strategy with Jon D. Abboud
Many leaders know very well that a successful mission depends on a clear understanding of the objectives. And yet, many who find themselves in a position to lead others may discover that their style of messaging muddies the waters. Taking the time to cultivate a clear Communications Strategy can not only mitigate ineffective messaging, but as Jon Abboud discusses with co-hosts Brian Comerford and Nick Lozano, it can have the positive impact to increase clarity, reduce noise, build trust, and save people time. Jon D. Abboud https://www.linkedin.com/in/jdabboud/ Hosted By:Brian ComerfordLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/briancomerford/ Nick LozanoLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-lozano/ Lead.exe is published bi-monthly on the 1st and the 15th of the month. Subscribe and leave us a review to lets us know how we are doing. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/58U55KZykbYXJhuvtPGmgc iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/lead-exe/id1454843941 Google Play: https://www.google.com/podcastsfeed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjXN0LmNvbS9QZHJGaTAzUQ%3D%3D Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/leadexe YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjPXFiYVICXJSBW-ZoHBclg Send us your feedback at email@example.com
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