071: Thoughts on the war in Ukraine

By James Christie | 04/28/2022 |

In this episode, I sit with two-time guest Major General (ret.) Craig B. Whelden. General Whelden spent 30 years in the U.S. Army, followed by seven in the private sector, and another nine as a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) with the U.S. Marine Corps. General Whelden has had a very interesting military…

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070: How to encourage work-life balance with your teams

By James Christie | 04/18/2022 |

The topic of work-life balance is always top of mind for new and tenured leaders, and it means something different to all of us. In this episode, James and I tackle this topic which was inspired by some dialogue from a LinkedIn post I was tagged in. Tune in for a tips and advice on how…

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069: The DNA of a Winner with best selling author Brad Dalton

By James Christie | 04/04/2022 |

In this episode I sit with Brad Dalton. Brad is a motivational and inspirational speaker, an empowerment and success coach, and a lifelong educator. We discuss his best-selling book DNA of a winner, eight steps to building the soul print of a winner. Warning – Brad’s positivity and energy are contagious! KEY TAKEAWAYS   Great leaders are…

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068: Ted Lasso Leadership Lessons

By James Christie | 03/14/2022 |

In this episode, I sit with previous guests Kim Metcalf and Paul Catanzaro to discuss leadership lessons from the hit series, Ted Lasso. There are so many leadership learnings and awesome quotes from this show, we thought we should take the time to unpack a few. Key Takeaways: Know and respect your people (3:29) Trust…

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067: The ABCs of DEI, with Martine Kalaw

By James Christie | 02/22/2022 |

In this episode I sit with Martine Kalaw, MPA. Martine is an Organizational Development expert, author, speaker, and a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) consultant and trainer for corporate executives with more than a decade of experience increasing the performance and productivity of fortune 500 companies and tech startups. We discuss her latest book, The ABCs…

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066: How Creating Strong Bonds Creates High-Performing Teams, with Andrej Baranek

By James Christie | 02/08/2022 |

Looking to create a strong bond with your team?   In this episode I sit with Andrej Baranek, a Vice President of Strategic manufacturing and tenured leader of global teams. We discuss Andrej’s leadership journey as he shares several useful tips and advice for creating high-performing teams, including an initiative he launched during the pandemic called…

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065: Chasing the ‘Why’, with Aric Burkhart

By James Christie | 01/26/2022 |

In this episode I sit with Aric Burkhart, who is a senior national sales director, with over 16 years of healthcare industry experience and more than 12 years of leadership experience. We discuss Aric’s leadership journey as he shares several useful tips and advice for leading teams, including an initiative he launched with his team…

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064: How to Communicate with Clarity

By Rob Fonte | 01/04/2022 |

How can leaders become better communicators?

Steve Woodruff is a well-respected speaker and workshop facilitator, known as the ‘king of clarity’ throughout the business world. Steve has over 25 years of consulting experience in the life sciences training industry. He is also the author of the Amazon best-selling book “Clarity Wins. Get Heard. Get Referred”.

Steve joins me to discuss the challenges of good communication, how to network through ‘story-asking’, and the importance of personal branding.

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063: 2021 Year-End Wrap up & Lessons Learned

By Rob Fonte | 12/29/2021 |

As 2021 comes to an end, I wanted to thank my audience and guests for their support and valuable contributions. To discuss some of the essential leadership themes we covered on the podcast, I welcome James Christie, my podcast producer. Tune in to learn our top leadership tips and lessons from 2021.

We also discuss the challenges leaders will be facing in 2022 and the tools and skills required to tackle them.

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062: How to Keep Your Vision Alive with Your Team

By Rob Fonte | 12/14/2021 |

How can leaders keep their vision alive and consistent with their teams?

In our latest Coach’s Jam Session, we discussed the best techniques and approaches to keep your vision alive throughout the year. Tune in to learn our tips on creating an impactful and purposeful message for your vision.

We’ll also discuss the importance of understanding different learning styles and leveraging technology to reinforce your message.

You’ll learn why a strong vision statement is the foundation that ultimately gets teams through difficult times.

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