081: Seeking to Understand First, with Sandy Black

By James Christie | 11/14/2022 |

In this episode, I sit with Sandy Black who’s Vice President of North America Commercial Operations at LivaNova, a global medical technology company. Sandy’s responsible for several departments within the commercial side of the organization including commercial data and analytics, sales incentives, commercial excellence and training, customer service contracts and pricing, as well as case…

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080: The pouring, pulling, and pushing of Leadership

By James Christie | 10/24/2022 |

In this episode, I sit with Edgar Butler Jr. Edgar is a seasoned leader with a background in the insurance industry. Edgar is also a leadership and employee development coach and author of Clarify, Construct, and Control Your Career. We discuss Edgar’s early days that shaped and molded his leadership style with great tips and…

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079: Tips for Mentors and Mentees

By James Christie | 09/19/2022 |

In this episode, I sit with Dr. Calvin Lawrence. Dr. Calvin is a motivational speaker and a leadership consultant. He has over 40 years of experience teaching and leading in the educational system at the high school and collegiate level. He also has a doctorate in educational leadership and administration. We discuss the successes and…

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078: On Mission: Your Journey to Authentic Leadership

By James Christie | 09/05/2022 |

In this episode, I sit with co-authors Sean Georges and Dr. John Buford to talk about their recently published book titled, On mission: Your Journey to Authentic Leadership. The book serves as a resource for personal leadership development, crafted by Sean and John, two former marine officers with a combined 80 years of leadership experience…

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077: How to Handle Employee Resignations

By James Christie | 08/08/2022 |

In this episode, I sit with several leaders during a Leaders Jam Session monthly call. Our discussion focused on employees who tender their resignation because they’ve received an offer for another job that pays more. How would you handle this situation?  KEY TAKEAWAYS  Very rarely does someone leave a job strictly based on money. Ask…

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076: Humility – The “H Factor” in Leadership, with Dr. Matt Sowcik

By James Christie | 07/14/2022 |

In this episode, I sit with Dr. Matt Sowcik, Assistant Professor of Leadership Education at the University of Florida, and author of a new book titled, “The H Factor: The intersection between humility and great leadership”. Dr. Matt and I talk about humility as key factor in leadership, some of its underpinnings, and how to…

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075: Public and Private Sector: Common Leadership Principles, with Police Chief Joe Kelly

By James Christie | 06/27/2022 |

In this episode, I sit with the Chief of Police for the Yardley Borough (Pennsylvania) police department, Joe Kelly. Prior to joining the Yardley police department, he spent 23 years with the New Jersey transit police retiring at the rank of a deputy.  Chief Kelly and I talk about his leadership journey, his approach, and…

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074: The future of leadership is to be a Wayfinder

By James Christie | 06/13/2022 |

In this episode, I sit with leadership expert and organizational psychologist, Dr. Ciela Hartanov, who was part of the founding team of the Google School for Leaders as well as Head of Next Practice, Innovation and Strategy at Google, where she developed projects designed to shape the future of leadership and work.   Dr. Ciela currently…

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073: The Crossroads between Neuropsychology and Emotional Intelligence

By James Christie | 05/30/2022 |

In this episode, I sit with experienced neuropsychologist Dr. Julia DiGangi, who shows you how to expand the power of your nervous system to hold more emotional voltage. As a brain scientist, Dr. Julia knows that your nervous system is your portal to power. She will show you how to take the pain in your…

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072: Best Practices for Team Meetings

By James Christie | 05/16/2022 |

In this episode, I am in the middle of a Leaders Jam Session – a monthly group jam session that I host where participants get to share and learn from one another on how to tackle daily leadership challenges. Here, we’re talking about best practices for how to plan and run a successful team meeting,…

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