Take The Lead

Take The Lead

Dr. Diane Hamilton’s leadership radio show includes interviews with some of the most successful entrepreneurs, thought-leaders, authors, speakers, and other individuals who will inspire you to take the lead in your career and personal life.

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May 14, 2021 55 min

You don’t have to rack your brains trying to come up with a totally new idea just to have a product. As they say, necessity is the mother of invention. You need only to take on some of the existing problems you find and offer a solution. That is what Jay Baker did. He is the President of Jamestown Plastics—a 60+ year old plastics manufacturing company based in the USA. As an inventor holding more than 40 USA and international p...

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When you ghostwrite a speech for someone else, it means you only have that person as your audience. It can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on which angle you look at it. On the one hand, you only have one person to impress. On the other, you really have to know what that person believes for your words to truly resonate with them and in turn, resonate with their real audience. That is probably the greatest challenge that Ro...

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There probably is no person in the world who dreams of being average. In one way or another, we all want to be successful. The problem is we don’t know how to do that. Dr. Ruth Gotian, the Chief Learning Officer and Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell Medicine, is an expert in optimizing success. In this episode, she joins Dr. Diane Hamilton to share with us a blueprint to achieving success. She talks about its four pillars and th...

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Many say that the future is now, and one of the visible signs that this statement is true is the presence of the robotics industry in our daily lives. Even though its impact on our work, hobbies, and transport is truly powerful, it is still evolving at a rapid pace. Dr. Diane Hamilton sits down with Heni Ben Amor, the Assistant Professor for Robotics at Arizona State University, to discuss how this technology continues to change ou...

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More than we give it a thought, our perception controls most of our lives. How we see things and the way we think about them greatly influences our decisions and behaviors. That is why perception is powerful. Dr. Diane Hamilton and Dr. Maja Zelihic, a Fulbright specialist and Department Chair of Advanced Management Studies at Forbes School of Business and Technology, have known this to be true, leading them to write the book, The P...

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Companies are beginning to see that they can succeed financially while creating a positive impact on the world. Dr. Diane Hamilton's guest is Bill Novelli, the author of Good Business, who has a distinguished career as a corporate and non-profit world leader. In this episode, Dr. Diane and Bill discuss Bill's book and how you can make a dent in the universe wherever you are in your career right now. You can help improve not...

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The greatest thing you can do for yourself and for the world is to find your life purpose. Dr. Diane Hamilton's guest is James A. Cusumano, co-founder of Chateau Mcely and author of I Can See Clearly: Rise of a Supernatural Hero. In this episode, James shares his journey of finding his life purpose and how it led him from being the lead singer of "The Royal Teens" to being a research scientist, all the way to eventually...

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For this episode, Dr. Diane Hamilton's guest is Steve Ardire, co-founder of SignalAction.AI. SignalAction.AI is a digital therapeutics company that creates software solutions for behavioral health and well-being. Steve explains how they use total analysis combined with emotional analysis to provide a more accurate indication of a mental state. SignalAction.AI is geared towards telehealth to help therapists and clinicians give p...

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Paula Davis, JD, MAPP:

Beating burnout has been a long-time battle for many people in the workforce. Whether you are running your own business or belonging in the corporate world, there are times you will be challenged by stress and overwhelm. Burnout is always seen as a personal, internal battle, but Paula Davis, JD, MAPP aims to change this perspective. Joining Dr. Diane Hamilton, she discusses how this topic must be looked at on ...

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Notice how some of the biggest industries in the world today were founded by people who understand deep technology, not necessarily business leaders. Talk about Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, and Microsoft. All of these megaliths profoundly understand how to leverage the transformative power of technology on their respective business models. What Eric Redmond, the Global Director of Technology Innovation at Nike, does is educate ...

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The traditional classroom has always been a challenge to develop by the authorities. Every student has their way of learning, such as visual, auditory, and spatial learning. Combining these types of learners in one room with the conventional blackboard teaching may not be as effective as we thought it would be. Anurupa Ganguly, Founder and CEO of Prisms of Reality, shares the wonders of immersive virtual learning and how we can evo...

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Statistics show that people with a Relentless Solution-Focused (RFS) mindset are significantly happier, healthier, and more successful. But what does it mean to have an RFS mindset? Today's guest is Dr. Jason Selk, a mental toughness expert and the best-selling author of Relentless Solution Focus: Train Your Mind to Conquer Stress, Pressure, and Underperformance. In this conversation with Dr. Diane Hamilton, Dr. Jason advises y...

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Do you know that you have to think about your exit strategy from day one of starting or buying your business? Dr. Diane Hamilton's guest is Michelle Seiler Tucker, a 20-year veteran in the Merger and Acquisition (M&A) industry. Many business owners think of selling their business when it's going on a downward spiral. But who will buy a failing business? In this episode, Michelle explains why the best time to sell your b...

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Do you need a boost of courage to overcome your fears? Dr. Diane Hamilton’s guest today, Ken D. Foster, the host of the Syndicated Radio Show, discusses why you need to have courage and how you can get more of it. Ken explains that we use courage in all areas of our life because it is the soul's fuel. Courage bridges the gap from failure to success, from depression to joy, and from lack of business revenue to a profitable busin...

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Building start-up companies is always an admirable endeavor. Though it opens a lot of doors to various opportunities, it also poses different business challenges. Joining Dr. Diane Hamilton is speaker and author Jeff Wald to discuss the right way for such companies to innovate, adapt, and scale amid the struggles of the modern world. He also dissects the major takeaways of his book, The End of Jobs, which dismantles the most common...

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As the pandemic continues to separate us from one another, today's leadership lessons are focused on human connection more than ever. If we can have a better grasp of where everyone is coming from, honing those new batches of leaders equipped with the most relevant skills is possible. Dr. Diana Hamilton returns with author Tom Peters to talk about the importance of empathy and leadership perception in every work setting more th...

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The world of content creation has always been a competitive industry. From speakers to writers and everyone in between that is publishing, it can be tough to stand out and get your message across to those who need it. This episode's guest, Pam Perry, is all about helping mentors, authors, speakers, and entrepreneurs build a platform. As a PR guru, award-winning communications professional, and publisher of Speakers Magazine, sh...

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Have you ever stopped and thought about how important curiosity is to your life and your organization? Do you know that curiosity results in more creative solutions, greater leadership outcomes, and better engagement? Dr. Shannon Minifie, the CEO at Box of Crayons, explains why curiosity-led organizations are more resilient and successful than those who are advice-driven. The key is to slow down the rush of action and stay curious ...

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April 2, 2021 54 min

Are you 50 years old, and you feel that life is setting on you? That is far from the truth because you can choose to live agelessly! Dr. Diane Hamilton’s guest today is Dr. Dian Griesel, the Founder and President of Dian Griesel International (DGI) and Silver Disobedience. Dr. Dian explains that you have to take responsibility for your life, own it, and be who you want to be, regardless of age. There's no time in your life that...

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Years ago, autonomous vehicles could be thought of as nothing but fiction. As technology advances, more and more people have been cozying up to self-driving cars and their positive impact on the environment. Jeffrey Bleich, the Chief Legal Officer for Cruise, joins Dr. Diane Hamilton in this episode to talk about his work and what we can expect from technology as far as automation goes. He dives into the pros and cons we might enco...

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