The Leadercast Podcast

The Leadercast Podcast

Join host Joe Boyd, Leadercast CEO, as he digs into the fictional stories and real-life experiences that shaped some of today’s most interesting leaders. If you listen regularly, you may hear, “I’ve never said this before, but . . .” dropped by our guests. It’s a guaranteed 30 minutes of inspiration plus hot tips to up your leadership game.

Episodes

January 24, 2023 42 min

Amy O’Dell is the founder of Jacob’s Ladder, a special education school in Georgia, and one of the top-rated Leadercast speakers in 2022. In this episode, Amy shares the incredible story of her “sidewalk moment” when she harnessed the power of inclusion and care to create a welcoming community and learning center for children with special needs. After this episode, we’ll all want Amy O’Dell as our mentor.

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Ian Cron is known best for his bestselling books and his study of the Enneagram. His path to success was full of challenges that started young. In this episode, Ian talks about how he faced his biggest “dragon” of addiction by consenting to change and insight from others.

To learn more about Ian, visit his website https://ianmorgancron.com or https://typologyinstitute.com. The Institute is where you’ll find Ian’s online courses, inc...

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Anthony Muñoz became a certified GOAT when he was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame. He is widely considered the greatest offensive lineman of all time. In this episode he shares his inspiring story of how he got there and how he’s paying it forward now.

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Sunny Parr is the Director of Corporate Affairs for Ralph’s. Before that, she was a successful entrepreneur and an NFL Pro Bowl cheerleader. But it all started in a rural village in South Korea. You have to hear her story to believe it. 


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Before Kelly Leonard became the Exec. Director of Applied Improvisation at Second City he produced shows with talent such as Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Keegan Michael Key, Seth Meyers, and Amy Poehler. Before that he was the dishwasher. He shares all that and more in this episode.


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Milen Mahadevan is the president of 84.51º, the data science company helping Kroger serve over 60 million households in the US. His curiosity and experimentation have taken him and the company on a journey he never imagined growing up on the mean streets of London.  

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Just a kid from Philly, Chuck Mingo, grew up to lead one of the largest churches in America. In this episode, Chuck shares how and why he started Undivided, an organization that brings racial healing, justice, and solidarity in communities and corporations throughout America. 


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David Horsager is a conference show stealer. If you give him 30 minutes on stage he’s probably going to be the highest rated keynote speaker because he is so passionate about his area of expertise - trust.

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Molly Fletcher built her career as a sports agent on moxie and hard earned negotiation skills. In this episode, Molly shares some very useful negotiation hacks that might land you a free espresso shot on your next coffee run. 

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Neal Foard has built a fervent following on TikTok by telling stories where he’s not the hero. In this episode Neal shares why that’s so important, and leadership nuggets he’s learned from Tivo, the Twilight Zone, and 25 years as a creative executive. 

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In this episode Peloton cyclist, Nike athlete, and NY Times Bestselling author, Tunde Oyeneyin, talks about the biggest dragon she had to slay to get where she is today- self-doubt.

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Before founding GiANT and Leadercast (and writing numerous books), Jeremie Kubicek had one of those near-death experiences you see in the movies, and it sparked a journey of discovery. In this week's episode, Jeremie unpacks how self-awareness and internal peace are superpowers in life.

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December 21, 2020 43 min

Let’s just debunk the idea that anyone is “born” a leader and recognize that leadership grows out of our trustworthiness, values, behaviors, and goals.

What’s one of the best indicators? Taking joy in others’ success.

In this episode, we interview Scott Miller, former EVP of Franklin Covey, about how remote work should permanently shift our mindset about a leader’s job.

What we talked about:

- Checking in, not checking on

- Culture, rel...

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Rituals are good for business.

What they aren’t: habits, rules, or protocols. So, how do rituals relate to your org?

In this episode, we interview Erica Keswin, speaker, podcast host, and author of Bring Your Human to Work, about why businesses need rituals.

What we talked about:

  • The difference between rules and rituals
  • 3 Ps in the equation of bringing rituals to work
  • Struggles that leaders have to implement rituals
  • Authenticity and how ...
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    What’s your biggest communication weakness as a leader? 

     

    We can all admit to communication flaws. Here are some tools and attitudes to help us to improve. 

     

    In this episode, we interview Luis Gonzáles, Global Business Communications Consultant at Fierce, Inc., about improving your communication style. 

     

    What we talked about: 

     

    - Cultivating an attitude of curiosity 

     

    - How & why to delegate 

     

    - Communications lessons from the hospit...

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    Leaders are hungry.

     

    Hungry to improve themselves, hungry to achieve recognition, hungry to have an impact on others.

     

    In this episode, we interview Carlos Gonzalez de Villaumbrosia, CEO at Product School, about how leaders can keep themselves hungry.

     

    What we talked about:

     

    - What entrepreneurs do & don’t need to get started

     

    - The origin story for Product School

     

    - Intentionally creating a remote community 

     

    - Leaders ...

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    You have unconscious biases.

     

    But it doesn’t make you a bad person. It actually just makes you a person.

     

    In this episode, we interview Pamela Fuller, Global Managing Client Partner and Thought Leader, Inclusion & Bias at FranklinCovey, about recognizing unconscious bias.

     

    What we talked about:

     

    - Bias just means preference for or against something

     

    - Our brains use shortcuts to process 11M+ bits of information per se...

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    October 5, 2020 42 min

    Remote work will change leaders & employees forever.

     

    Leaders will have to adapt in 3 ways: be more employee-centric, define new metrics for success, and develop a new style of rewarding employees.

     

    In this episode, we interview Stephanie Mehta, Editor-in-chief at Fast Company, about pros & cons of remote team leadership:

     

    What we talked about:

     

    - The exciting challenge of having no work routine

     

    - Pros & cons of r...

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    When we look at our proudest accomplishments, our lives didn’t look well-balanced. They looked well-lopsided.

     

    In this episode, I interview Randi Zuckerberg, Founder & CEO at Zuckerberg Media, about living a lopsided life with her “pick 3” philosophy.

     

    What we talked about:

     

    - Being excellent at a few things is better than trying to do everything

     

    - How COVID-19 has changed our relationship with technology

     

    - Company leade...

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    A good leader is humble.

     

    A good leader takes responsibility for the losses and gives away credit for the wins.

     

    In this episode, we interview Christopher O’Donnell, Chief Product Officer at HubSpot, about fostering his team’s HEART:

     

    What we talked about:

     

    - Making diversity & inclusion a given among your teams

     

    - What the “E” in HEART used to stand for

     

    - Being generous with introductions & connections

     

    - Product m...

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