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The Leadership Window
76 minutes | 6 days ago
Episode 40 – Leading a Start-Up Inside an Establishment with Dr. Heather Brandt
Patrick chats with the Blonde Scientist herself (her Twitter handle)! Heather M. Brandt, Ph.D. is director of the HPV Cancer Prevention Program at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and co-associate director for outreach in the St. Jude Comprehensive Cancer Center. She also serves as a full member of the cancer center in the department of epidemiology and cancer control. As a social and behavioral scientist, her research interests focus on cancer-related health disparities in cancer prevention and control and specifically on working with stakeholders to effectively use what we know works to increase HPV vaccination. Dr. Brandt joined St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in July 2020 after 16 years on faculty in the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina, and most recently as associate dean in the Graduate School and professor of health promotion, education, and behavior in the Arnold School. Heather lives in Memphis, Tennessee with her husband, Forrest Alton, who runs their consulting business, 1000 Feathers, LLC, which seeks to bridge the divide between vision and strategy to achieve meaningful results.
20 minutes | 11 days ago
Episode 39 – Leadership — It’s Not All About You – with Patrick Jinks
Patrick Jinks shares his Success Live speech from Universal Studios in Orlando. In this brief speech to business leaders and entrepreneurs, Patrick drives at the heart of leadership — others.
51 minutes | 20 days ago
Episode 38 – Leadership, Strategy, and the Social Determinants of Health
Patrick recently sat down with SC Thrive’s Shannon Simmons on Real People, Real Conversations YouTube Show to discuss leadership, strategy, and the theme of this year’s SC Thrive Annual Training, the social determinants of health. SC Thrive makes critical resources accessible to people across South Carolina through a network of nonprofit providers. To view the video version of this episode, click HERE. The Leadership Window is a Feedspot TOP 20 Podcast! Check out the list HERE!
77 minutes | a month ago
Episode 37 – Leading with Head and Heart with Monroe Free
This week, Patrick sits down with Monroe Free to talk about leading with head and heart. Monroe is President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County (SC). To say that Monroe felt a calling to help those who are socially and economically disenfranchised would be a severe understatement. Many of his waking hours, and indeed his entire career have been devoted to improving the lives and futures of those who need a helping hand. From running Knox Area Rescue Ministries and the Christian Community Foundation in Knoxville, TN, and as CMO of Christian Blind Mission US to founding of the Monroe Free Group, a consulting firm for non-profits, Monroe has a depth of experience and caring conscience that’s second to none. Monroe has served in numerous volunteer leadership roles including Chairman of the Knox County Homeless Coalition as well as Chairman of the Knox County Family Violence Commission, Chairman of the Board of SC Association at Habitat Affiliates, and is currently the Chairman of the Board of TogetherSC. As the CEO and President of Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County, Monroe continues to lead this critically important organization as it implements policies designed to positively change lives and the landscape of this fast-growing and burgeoning part of the country. Monroe is married to Kim and together they have three children. The Leadership Window is a Feedspot TOP 20 Podcast! Check out the list HERE!
68 minutes | a month ago
Episode 36 – A Unique Resource for Nonprofit Leaders with Heather Adams
Heather Adams, 2020-2021 President of The Blue Ridge Institute (BRI), talks with Patrick about the institute as a haven for nonprofit executives, and about leadership in the social sector. Heather currently serves as the Director of Engagement and Literacy Initiatives for Ready for School, Ready for Life, an early childhood systems building initiative in Guilford County, NC. She joined the team at Ready Ready in 2020 after 16 years at the Rockingham County Partnership for Children, a local Smart Start agency, where she served as the Executive Director from late 2005-2020. In this role, Heather worked to ensure that young children receive high-quality early childhood experiences. Heather’s prior experience also includes several years as a Montessori classroom teacher and work with the Greensboro Children’s Museum during the design/implementation phase. Heather values the opportunities she has had to work with a variety of racial justice initiatives including the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission, as well as, her work with leadership development organizations. Heather holds a BA in Sociology from Guilford College and had the opportunity to spend a semester in Ghana as a student. This experience significantly shaped her worldview and her commitment to serving her community. When she isn’t working, Heather is an avid runner who enjoys being outdoors and spending time with friends and family.
34 minutes | a month ago
Episode 35 – Motorcycles and the Art of Leadership
What does riding a motorcycle have in common with leading an organization? Your host, Patrick Jinks shares his experience in becoming a proficient rider and what his lessons learned can tell us about leadership.
74 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 34 – The Academics of Leadership with Dr. Brian Simmons
Patrick and Dr. Brian Simmons, Associate Provost at Columbia International University, discuss the value of a Ph.D. in leadership, some core tenets of leadership, and the academics of leadership, among many other topics. Dr. Simmons is a visionary builder with a personal mission to further the kingdom of God through Christian education, teaching, and influencing others. Currently, he is leading Online Studies during an exciting season of growth at Columbia International University (89 online students to 1269). This growth includes over 240 new online courses supporting 26 online degrees. The newest is their 27 month Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership that has grown to over 200 students in the first 18 months. The newest online degree programs in the pipeline are a Masters in Healthcare Administration, Masters in Public Administration, and nursing. As Dr. Simmons enters the third “season” of his professional career, he strives to lead well and develop his team toward the achievement of stretch goals as a senior leader at CIU, training and mentoring those working with him and coming behind him to effectively serve in various leadership roles similar to the ones in which he has served during the first two seasons of his career. Visit www.ciu.edu for more information about their online degree programs.
79 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 33 – Networking and Relationships for Leaders with Daniel Andrews
Daniel Andrews is a networking and relationship specialist, helping business leaders make meaningful connections. He joins Patrick to discuss networking in the pandemic, the ups and downs of technology for relationship and connections, and much more. Daniel is a South Carolina native, and spent most of that in Columbia. He has been self-employed in one form or another, since 1988, as both an independent contractor for national brand names and a business owner. He attended college in Atlanta, Georgia, and returned home to lead a direct-sales team that set consistent records for production. In 2003, he moved to St. Louis where his second attempt to launch an employee-benefits brokerage was successful, then moved to Houston, Texas for three years. He returned to Columbia in 2016 to be near family, and brought with him the Houston-based brand name Network In Action. He has successfully helped people build strong business relationships through strategic connections for over 4 years.
64 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 32 – Perspectives in Social Sector Leadership with Tom Keith
Tom Keith joins Patrick in the studio to discuss leadership challenges and opportunities in the social sector. Tom is the president of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, a position he has held since March of 1996. Under his leadership, the Foundation has awarded more than $70 million through over 2,100 grants across South Carolina since its inception. Its current assets exceed $105 million. Tom serves on the board of trustees for Columbia College, Columbia Free Medical Clinic and South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families. He has been an active member of the Southeastern Council of Foundations since 2002, including serving on the board from 2004 to 2010. He is a founding member and former chairman of the South Carolina Grantmakers Network, a group of 45 grantmaking foundations from across the state. In 2007, Tom was appointed to serve on the South Carolina Access to Justice Commission and served for six years. He was inducted into the Winthrop University College of Business Pinnacle Society in 2008, and he earned the Clemson University Institute for Family and Neighborhood Life Leadership Award in 2009. In 2004, Tom received the Healthy Learners “In All Things Charity” award. In 2016, he received a Palmetto State Fatherhood award. With more than 40 years of experience in nonprofit management in five states, Tom’s credentials include a BA in Communications from Marshall University and an MBA from Winthrop University. Tom’s Favorite Quote and Personal Motto: “There is no cost whatsoever for being kind to every person you encounter on a daily basis. This single act can have a lasting effect on you and other people throughout your life.”
79 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 31 – Coach Talk with Michael Wallace
Patrick talks about coaching and learning to become a coach with Michael Wallace, the Lead Coach Trainer for Leadership Systems, Inc. (LSI), and the owner of Creative Branding Designs, which focuses on social media marketing and branding. Michael holds a BS in Communications from Appalachian State University and a Master’s degree in Education from Dallas Seminary. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor at High Point University, where he teaches a course on social media communication. Michael’s focus is on developing leaders through executive coaching and content development. As a sponsor of our podcast, LSI offers special rates to listeners on the flagship programs. Click HERE to learn more.
36 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 30 – Leadership Lessons Part 2 with Patrick Jinks
In Part 1, Patrick shared 5 key learnings from his PhD experience. In this second part, Patrick shares 5 leadership lessons he did not get in school, but from life experience. Presence, self-accountability, assumptions, and more are covered in this episode.
41 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 29 – Leadership Lessons Part 1 with Patrick Jinks
In this episode, your host Patrick Jinks discusses the learning he has gained through his Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership studies at Columbia International University. If you are considering going back to school in leadership, you’ll appreciate this episode. If not, you’ll get the 30-minute version of a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership!
46 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 28 – The Intersection of Generational Diversity and Racial Equity with Raven Solomon
Raven Solomon is a global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion thought leader and nationally recognized keynote speaker who helps organizations get future-ready by understanding generations, racial equity, and their intersection. Raven’s mission is simple– to solve for racial inequity by breaking down generational and racial barriers in the workplace, replacing them with empathy and synergy that fosters productive working relationships, drives business results, and prepares organizations to compete in the not-so-distant future. She is the author of the 2019 release Leading Your Parents: 25 Rules to Effective Multigenerational Leadership for Millennials and Gen Z, where she shares leadership principles and practical advice for young professionals seeking to transition into leadership positions in today’s diverse workplace, and the founder of the Charlotte-based Center for Next Generation Leadership and Professional Development, a startup focused on providing soft-skill development to the leaders of tomorrow. In her spare time, Raven consults with Franklin Covey, the world leader in leadership development, in the area of unconscious bias. Raven has helped tens of thousands, from podiums around the world, close the gaps inside of dozens of industry-leading companies, and create sustainable cultural change. She’s also consulted with household brands in the areas of generational diversity & inclusion and early talent development and retention. As the valedictorian of her college graduating class and one of the youngest-ever executives in the Fortune 50 company with which she spent nearly a decade, she has always shown that her approach to leading and influencing people yields results. Visit ravensolomon.com for more information and booking.
70 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 27 – Being Yourself as a Leader with Minter Dial
In this episode, Minter Dial joins Patrick from the UK to discuss authenticity in leadership, as framed in his latest book, You Lead: How Being Yourself Makes You a Better Leader. Minter Dial is an international professional and energetic speaker and a multiple award-winning author, specializing in leadership, branding, and transformation. An agent of change, he’s a three-time entrepreneur who has exercised twelve different métiers and changed country fifteen times. Minter’s core career stint of 16 years was spent as a top executive at L’Oréal, where he was a member of the worldwide Executive Committee for the Professional Products Division. He’s author of the award-winning WWII story, The Last Ring Home (documentary film and biographical book, 2016) as well as two prizewinning business books, Futureproof (2017) and Heartificial Empathy (2019). His latest book on leadership, You Lead: How Being Yourself Makes You a Better Leader (Kogan Page) released in January 2021. He’s been host of the Minter Dialogue weekly podcast since 2010. He is passionate about the Grateful Dead, Padel Tennis, languages and generating meaningful conversations. www.minterdial.com
55 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 26 – Connected Conversations with Charles Weathers
What does it mean to have connected conversations? Why are they important? Charles Weathers joins Patrick in the studio for a conversation about authentic leadership. Charles C. Weathers is a nationally recognized consultant and professional speaker known for helping leaders in the nonprofit, government, and private sectors facilitate courageous conversations and strengthen organizational performance. As the founder of The Weathers Group, a management firm based in Columbia, S.C., he has provided more than 15,000 hours of facilitation to over 1,100 leading organizations internationally in the last 18 years. Charles is known for his signature keynotes, captivating audiences with his contagious energy, insight, and humor. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, certified mediator, and American Leadership Forum Senior Fellow. Charles is also a member of the National Speakers Association, the Institute of Management Consultants, and a regular contributor to Forbes.com as a member of the Forbes Coaches Council. His thought leadership is frequently featured in publications nationwide.
81 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 25 – Catalytic Thinking with Hildy Gottlieb
Hildy Gottlieb is a social scientist and asker of powerful questions. As a student of successful social movements, the questions that have driven Hildy’s work are these: What factors lead to successful social progress? Why do some change efforts succeed while others struggle? The answer she found was simple yet profound: Successful movements for change all have the same set of questions at the heart of their work. Hildy now shares those questions with audiences around the world. Through the Catalytic Thinking framework she developed, those questions have been infused into the mission of the nonprofit she founded, Creating the Future, where individuals and organizations are learning how to create systems change by changing the questions they ask. Hildy is a TEDx speaker, as well as a contributor to the Stanford Social Innovation Review and a blogger at Medium.com. She was the creator and host of the Making Change podcast, where she interviewed dozens of leaders from around the world about the factors that create powerful, positive change.
67 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 24 – The Surprising Gift of Doubt with Marc Pitman
Patrick discusses Marc Pitman’s new book, The Surprising Gift of Doubt with the author himself. Marc is the founder of Concord Leadership Group and has been leading organizations and teams for decades. His failures and successes have caused him to study leadership for over 30 years, including earning a Masters in Organizational Leadership and certification as a FranklinCovey Coach. Combining his ongoing education with his own experience, Marc helps leaders lead their teams with more effectiveness and less stress. In addition to his latest book, he’s also the author of Ask Without Fear, which has been translated into Dutch, Polish, Spanish, and Mandarin. He’s also the executive director of TheNonprofitAcademy.com and a former Advisory Panel member of Rogare, a prestigious international fundraising think tank. Marc’s expertise and enthusiasm engage audiences around the world both in person and with online presentations. And has caught the attention of media organizations as diverse as The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Real Simple, SUCCESS Magazine, NBC, Al Jazeera, and Fox News. Over the past 18 years, Marc’s organizational and leadership coaching and training have helped tens of thousands of nonprofits advance their missions, meet revenue goals, and improve the lives of their staff and supporters including clients like the Maine Public Broadcasting, Georgetown University, In Defense of Animals, Habitat for Humanity, Chabad on Campus, Islamic Relief USA, and the Association of the U.S. Army. He is the husband to his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And if you drive by him on the road, he’ll be singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family!
58 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 23 – Leading Teams and Personal Accountability with Fatima Ghzala
This week, Patrick talks with Fatima Ghzala, a certified John Maxwell Coach and Trainer who specializes in corporate training, and teams and individual assessments. Her business is Full Potential Development Coaching, whose clients include companies like Blue Cross Blue Shield and Michelin, as well as many small businesses. Before launching Full Potential Development, Fatima worked for several years as the scientific and regulatory affairs director of two global Fortune 500 companies. If she is not training or serving a client, you’ll find her spending time with her family or volunteering at the Rotary Club of Greenville, SC.
69 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 22 – Five Board Habits for Effective Nonprofit Governance with Gregory Nielsen
Patrick talks with Gregory Nielsen about the key elements of effective nonprofit board governance. Gregory Nielsen is an experienced nonprofit CEO and consultant committed to helping leaders and organizations excel. He is president and CEO of Nielsen Training and Consulting, LLC. Gregory has earned the prestigious BoardSource Certificate inNonprofit Board Consulting. He is also a frequent public speaker on nonprofit leadership and governance. Gregory previously served as CEO of the Center of Nonprofit Excellence (CNPE), expanding the reach of the organization to serve more than 500 nonprofit organizations through consulting and professional development. During this time, Gregory also helped launch Destination:Excellence, a 6 month leadership development program for nonprofit executives and Circles of Excellence, a peer-to-peer learning program for nonprofit leaders. The growth and accomplishments of CNPE under his leadership were recognized locally and nationally, and the organization was honored with awards from the Better Business Bureau for Ethics and the Louisville Urban League for championing diversity. Gregory is a military veteran, having previously served as an officer and attorney in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government and International Relations from the University of Notre Dame and a Juris Doctorate from Notre Dame Law School. In 2016, Gregory was named a “40 Under 40” honoree by Louisville Business First publication.
20 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 21 – Patrick’s TEDx Talk on Questions
Research reveals that we ask tens of thousands of questions as our primary mechanism for learning in our early years. Why do we stop, and what happens when, as adults, we become more intentional about returning to our primal use of inquiry for learning, inspiring, and creating? Patrick creatively demonstrates the application and effectiveness of using questions and will lead the audience through an engaging journey to learning how questions can be more effectively used in leadership and provoking deeper thought. See the TEDx Greenville video HERE
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