#onethingseries: Brave Leadership w/ Kimberly Davis, @OnStageKimberly

#onethingseries: Brave Leadership w/ Kimberly Davis, @OnStageKimberly

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An expert on authentic leadership, Kimberly Davis shares her inspirational message of personal power, responsibility, and impact with organizations across the country and teaches leadership programs world-wide, most notably, through her program “OnStage Leadership,” which runs in New York and Dallas. Additionally, Kimberly teaches Authentic Influence and Executive Presence for Southern Methodist University’s (SMU) Cox School of Business’ Executive Education Program, and partners with SMU in teaching for the Bush Institute’s Women’s Initiative Fellowship program (empowering female leaders from the middle east) and for the National Hispanic Corporate Council.

Kimberly is a TEDxspeaker and her new book, Brave Leadership: Unleash Your Most Confident, Authentic, and Powerful Self to Get the Results You Need, has been named as the number one book to read by Inc. Magazine’s “The 12 Most Impactful Books to Read in 2018.” With a cover-endorsement by best-selling author Daniel Pink, Brave Leadership is a must read for every leader.

Her interview with TheSchoolHouse302 was insightful and brought light to the power in being courageous as well as authentic as a leader.

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  • Find out how she defines “authenticity” within the framework of leadership and influence. She follows the work of Bill George.
  • She’s affirmed by the work of Dan Pink, especially the book Drive. Check out When as well.
  • Listen to what she says about touching base with your “super-objective” and centering yourself throughout the day.
  • She wants to learn to speak Spanish, find out how she plans to make that happen.
  • For growth, she surrounds herself with a network. Listen to why that’s so important.
  • You can’t miss how she opens up to believing in herself.

This interview with Kimberly Davis is packed with leadership lessons and sage advice for any leader who craves the tools and tactics necessary to be brave and authentic at the same time.

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Joe & T.J.

 

 

#onethingseries: Resilience, Learning, & the Journey to Leading Better w/ John Beede

#onethingseries: Resilience, Learning, & the Journey to Leading Better w/ John Beede

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Don’t miss this leadership interview with John Beede, @johnbeede. Adventurer, John Beede has been struck by lighting, attacked by a 5-foot iguana, and he once did the hokey-pokey in the eye of a hurricane. He knowingly went swimming with Hammerhead, Great White, and Whale sharks. He was once even trapped in the Indonesian jungle between warring tribes and the world’s largest goldmine. His travels have taken him to 56 countries and every continent, including Antarctica.

John is an expert on peak performance, resilience, and leadership, many of the lessons he learned while pursuing his life’s biggest dream: reaching the summit of Mount Everest.

After two months of climbing, 9 months of full-time preparation, and 17 years of mountaineering, he planted his trusty ice axe into the summit of Mount Everest. Subsequently, he was featured on TV’s 60 Minutes and media outlets across the globe.

He is not sponsored. All funding for his expeditions comes from building and selling his own companies. Additionally, he has authored two books, including Climb On! Success Strategies for Teens and The Mini-Manual for Becoming Super Awesome. Together, they have sold over 50,000 copies.

His interview with TheSchoolHouse302 was simply awesome, check it out.

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  • Listen to what John says about how we need to change our concept of being tough. His explanation of being at peace is worth hearing for any leader. Don’t miss it.
  • He told us that the mountains are his inspiration. Climbing keeps him centered as a person. He also takes time to explain how he values himself and creates a lifestyle that honors his values.
  • John talked about curiosity and strategies to limit fear by not trying to predict and control the future.  
  • Amid all of is incredible accomplishments, he describes his desire to have a family and be a dad.  
  • He told us that to continue to grow he remains open to being wrong and accepting that he doesn’t know everything.  
  • And, you have to hear what he says about the false metrics of success we set for ourselves.

John’s interview is filled with wisdom for leaders and really connects with our purpose of developing leaders by getting to simple. Be sure to get your copy of Climb On! and let us know what you think.

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Joe & T.J.

#onethingseries: Fusing Your Brand & Culture w/ Denise Lee Yohn, @deniseleeyohn

#onethingseries: Fusing Your Brand & Culture w/ Denise Lee Yohn, @deniseleeyohn

Denise Lee Yohn

Don’t miss this leadership interview with Denise Lee Yohn, @deniseleeyohn. Denise Lee Yohn is the go-to expert on brand leadership for national media outlets, an in-demand speaker and consultant, and an influential writer. Denise is the author of the bestselling book What Great Brands Do: The Seven Brand-Building Principles that Separate the Best from the Rest, the e-book Extraordinary Experiences: What Great Retail and Restaurant Brands Do, and the new book FUSION: How Integrating Brand and Culture Powers the World’s Greatest Companies.

News media including CNBC, FOX Business TV, The Wall Street Journal, and NPR call on Denise when they want an expert point-of-view on hot business issues. With her expertise and inspiring approach, Denise has become a seriously sought after keynote speaker. She has addressed business leaders around the world at corporate events such as Facebook, NFL, and Lexus, and conferences including the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), The Art of Marketing, and Sustainable Brands.

Denise enjoys challenging her readers to think differently about brand-building in her regular contributions to Harvard Business Review and Forbes, and has been a writer for publications including Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Knowledge@Wharton, Seeking Alpha, QSR Magazine, and more.

Denise initially cultivated her brand-building approaches through several high-level positions in advertising and client-side marketing. She served as lead strategist at advertising agencies for Burger King and Land Rover and as the marketing leader and analyst for Jack in the Box restaurants and Spiegel catalogs. Denise went on to head Sony Electronic Inc.’s first ever brand office, where she was the vice president/general manager of brand and strategy and garnered major corporate awards. Her clients have included Target, Oakley, Dunkin’ Donuts, and other leading companies.

Outside of her professional roles, Denise counts hiking Mount Kilimanjaro, dancing with a professional ballet company, and flying a helicopter as some of her greatest life experiences.

Her interview with TheSchoolHouse302 cemented key qualities great brands possess that create a highly functioning corporate culture, check it out.

  • Denise opens up the interview quickly on how a company’s brand must be the same on the inside as what it says it is to the outside. In other words, the corporate culture must reflect the values and purpose that it espouses to achieve for not only it’s customers but also its employees. Her frankness on how organizations misinterpret culture and how they need to take time to truly identify who they are is exactly what you need to hear.
  • You have to listen to how she opens herself up to a multitude of people and resources by taking advantage of all opportunities to learn and grow. She reminds us that thought leaders aren’t myopic and remain open to learning from all situations and opportunities.
  • Genuine in her own approach to purpose and core values, Denise tells us that each morning she takes time to reflect, meditate, and pray to center herself so that her day’s work is aligned to what she truly wants to accomplish.
  • You can’t miss the one thing she wants to learn how to do and why. Her eloquent description of her experiences make this goal a no brainer.
  • Leadership is challenging and Denise takes time to discuss health and all the added benefits it has. She is a self-proclaimed fitness enthusiast with a disciplined regimen you will not want to miss.
  • We are always grateful when our guests open up regarding the personal beliefs that they once held, and Denise powerfully expresses how she used to think that people needed to think she was smart to like her and how she had to prove to everyone who she was. Incredibly introspective, she expressed how she is now committed to serving others and understanding them, less worried about herself. Leaders need to listen up.

Denise’s interview is filled with practical advice for leaders, and really connects with our purpose of developing leaders by getting to simple. Be sure to get your copy of Fusion: How Integrating Brand and Culture Powers the World’s Greatest Companies and let us know what you think.

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Joe & T.J.

#onethingseries: Understanding Your Leadership Gaps w/ Lolly Daskal, @LollyDaskal

#onethingseries: Understanding Your Leadership Gaps w/ Lolly Daskal, @LollyDaskal

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Don’t miss this leadership interview with Lolly Daskal. Lolly Daskal is one of the most sought-after executive leadership coaches in the world. Her extensive cross-cultural expertise spans 14 countries, six languages, and hundreds of companies. As founder and CEO of Lead From Within, her proprietary leadership program is engineered to be a catalyst for leaders who want to enhance performance and make a meaningful difference in their companies, their lives, and the world.

Based on a mix of modern philosophy, science, and nearly thirty years coaching top executives, Lolly’s perspective on leadership continues to break new ground and produce exceptional results. Of her many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc Magazine. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and others.

Lolly’s proprietary insights are the subject of her book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness.

Her interview with TheSchoolHouse302 was incredibly insightful, all on the topic of minding your mental map and knowing your leadership gaps, and much much more. Don’t miss it.

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  • Lolly eloquently describes how there are two competing sides, a polarity of character, within each of us that can lead us to greatness or completely derail our effectiveness. You can’t miss her describe how one minute we can be confident and poised for greatness, while the next minute, we are sabotaging ourselves and playing to our weaknesses. Additionally, you must hear about her balloon analogy and how she ties that to the worst advice she’s ever heard regarding leadership.
  • For knowledge and inspiration, Lolly tells us how she is a student of life and looks to learn from every situation. She talks about how great leaders wake up before everyone else, which enables her to read a book a day. We found this part of the conversation to be absolutely remarkable. We are still in awe! Lastly, you can’t miss how the work of Frankl, Campbell, and Jung influenced her life and work.
  • She advises us to not think about what we are doing but rather who we are being. Her advice on self-discovery as a leader is profound.
  • Lolly also talks about how much she doesn’t know, and by acknowledging this truth, she is able to remain humble. She reminded us that our impact on others is critical, and it’s always important to ask ourselves, “what mark will you leave?”
  • You can’t miss her thoughts on the power of daily rituals and how they are key for ongoing development and daily  growth. She details how this process helps us develop the ability to lead from our strengths and silence the parts of us that undermine our greatest efforts.
  • Lastly, you can’t miss her reveal her own insecurities and how she, herself, has fought off the imposter syndrome. Her story is simply inspiring.

Lolly’s interview is filled with practical advice for systematic growth. Most importantly, as any great executive coach does, Lolly reminds us that our greatness comes from within and can be obtained by anyone. Greatness is not limited to a select, chosen few. To find out more visit: https://www.lollydaskal.com/blog/.

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Joe & T.J.

#onethingseries: Tribes, Optimal Performance, & Compassionate Leadership w/ Christine Comaford

#onethingseries: Tribes, Optimal Performance, & Compassionate Leadership w/ Christine Comaford

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Don’t miss this leadership interview with Christine Comaford. Christine’s coaching, consulting, and strategies have created hundreds of billions of dollars in new revenue and company value for her clients. The potent neuroscience techniques she teaches are easy to learn and immediately applicable to help leaders see into their blind spots, expand their vision, and more effectively influence outcomes.

Christine was recently named one of the Top 50 Human Behavior Experts to Follow in 2017. She is also one of the Global Employee Engagement Influencers. As an entrepreneur, she has built and sold 5 of her own businesses with an average of 700% return on investment. She has served as a board director or an in-the-trenches advisor to 36 startups.  Christine has consulted to the White House twice (Clinton and Bush), 700 of the Fortune 1000, and over 300 small and medium-sized businesses. She has repeatedly identified and championed key trends and technologies years before market acceptance, due in part to her work as a software engineer in the early days of Microsoft, Apple, and Adobe.

Christine is a leadership columnist for www.Forbes.com and she lectures at Harvard Business School. She has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, FOX Business Network, PBS, and CNET. And the Stanford Graduate School of Business has done two case studies on her unconventional rise to success as a woman with neither a high school diploma nor a college degree.

Her three bestselling business books are: Power Your Tribe: Create Resilient Teams in Turbulent Times, SmartTribes: How Teams Become Brilliant Together, and Rules for Renegades.

Her interview with TheSchoolHouse302 was incredibly insightful, all about building your tribe and much, much more.

  • Christine identifies three critical areas that we are constantly craving as humans–Safety, Belonging, and Mattering. Listen to her breakdown these areas, including the 10 powerful questions you can ask to assess your own environment so that people are functioning at an optimal level.
  • She talked about being open to learn by being still and finding silence. Paying attention to the Japanese concept of ma, the space between the noise that holds richness and value.
  • She advises us to meditate. to slow down for inspiration and take control of our thinking, which is incessantly repetitive. Listen to her morning routine to make sure that you start your day off right.
  • The one thing she said she wants to do is to be compassionate all the time, to meet people where they are and not where she may think they should be. Don’t miss it.
  • She talks about the powerful work of Michael Singer and his incredible book, Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself. She also dives into the powerful, Outcome Frame, to help us understand what we truly want.
  • Lastly, you can’t miss her emotional story about her mother and how she learned that stress can be controlled.

Christine’s interview is filled with practical advice for leaders and it really speaks to how we can behave and act to perform at higher levels and influence others to do the same. She reminds us to Power Your Tribe and build emotional resilience. To find out more visit: https://smarttribesinstitute.com/subscribe.

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Joe & T.J.