Ford Taylor Talks

Ford Taylor Talks

Especially in these challenging times, we all want to improve our relationships within our family, community, career, business, government, church, and every other aspect of our lives. We want to be better and move toward the vision we have for ourselves and our organizations.During each episode of Ford Taylor Talks, you will be pointed to tools, ingredients, and behaviors that can be implemented right away to help with real-life issues and communication. This practical guidance will help you solve the constraints that have been keeping you from being the person you want to be.If you want to LOVE the right way, have INFLUENCE with those around you, and TRANSFORM both your life and the lives of others (or as Ford Taylor says, “get L.I.T.”), this is the podcast for you.

Episodes

January 10, 2024 28 mins

Ford and Patrick discuss how relationships from our childhood impact our adult lives and what steps you can take to fix it. The most important step is forgiveness. Ford walks through how to confront your past and work through family conflicts.

Questions explored in this episode:

  • How does the relationship you have with your parents affect your adult life?
  • How does past trauma affect your brain?
  • How can you process your pa...
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Ford Taylor gives a personal example of leading a company through a major turnaround using Transformational Leadership. Ford lists out the steps he took to bring a company back to success and profitability.

Questions explored in this episode: 

  • What steps need to be taken to facilitate a successful turnaround?
  • Why is the social convent such an important first step?
  • How can you build trust within an organization?
  • Why should...
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Author Dr. Paul White joins Ford and Patrick to discuss his book The Five Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace. The three discuss how understanding peoples’ preferred language of appreciation can improve organizational morale and productivity in the workplace.

Questions explored in this episode: 

  1. Why is it important to know the languages of appreciation in the workplace? 
  2. Why are people not already implementing th...
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February 15, 2023 27 mins

Twitter was created for people to share their opinions and stories on a public forum. Since the beginning, things have clearly changed. Using his own businessman perspective, Ford talks about the recent acquisition of Twitter by Elon Musk. Ford and Patrick discuss what positive effects Transformational Leadership could have on companies who are in need of change.

Questions explored in this episode:

  • How does the media im...
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February 2, 2023 30 mins

Ford Taylor and Patrick Williams discuss how Transformational Leadership has been taken around the globe with special guest, Patrick McBane. Patrick shares his experiences of training different cultures around the world.

Questions explored in this episode: 

  • How has Transformational Leadership made an impact globally? 
  • How do different cultures respond to TL? 
  • What TL tools look different when used outside of the U.S.? 
  • Wha...
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Ford and Patrick lay out the steps to bring positive change and personal growth.

Questions explored in this episode:
 

  • How does a personal evaluation help with personal growth? 
  • What are steps to initiate personal growth? 

Ford Taylor and Patrick Williams give practical and implementable tools to transform individuals, organizations, families, cities, and nations. 

Ford Taylor is a leadership solutions trainer, strateg...

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Ford and Patrick discuss how to keep your transformational leadership mindset as you navigate the challenges of life.

Questions explored in this episode:
 

  • What is a transformational leadership mindset? 
  • During these chaotic times how do we maintain the TL mindset and get through chaos? 

Ford Taylor and Patrick Williams give practical and implementable tools to transform individuals, organizations, families, cities,...

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Ford slows down to explain the two ways Transformational Leadership is taught. To make TL accessible and usable by all organizations, two different options are available to meet everyone’s needs, without being hypocritical. Ford and Patrick define hypocrisy and how often the word is thrown around.

Questions explored in this episode: 

  1. What does Plain Glass mean? 
  2. What does Stained Glass mean? 
  3. What makes something or someone hypocri...
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March 16, 2022 35 mins

Ford and Patrick discuss the correlation between home life and work life.  

Questions explored in this episode: 

  1. How does a home life translate to work life? 
  2. Can you teach an old dog new tricks? 
  3. How can you stay consistence between all spheres of your life? 
  4. What is the first step to make things better at home? 

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March 2, 2022 33 mins

Ford and Patrick discuss the benefits of being a mentor or having a mentor. They talk about important steps to starting a mentor relationship. It is important for mentors to have experience in the specific area and that their actions match their words.  

Questions explored in this episode: 

  1. What is the difference between mentoring, counseling, and coaching? 
  2. What makes a good mentor? 
  3. Why is it important to have mentors? 
  4. Where can ...
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Ford and Patrick discuss the background of Transformational Leadership and how it developed into what it is today. 

Questions explored in this episode: 

  1. How did Transformational Leadership get started? 
  2. Where does all the information come from? 
  3. Why is forgiveness so important? 

Ford Taylor and Patrick Williams give practical and implementable tools to transform individuals, organizations, families, cities, and nations. 

Ford Ta...

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February 2, 2022 19 mins

New You in 2022 Part 1 was about relationships, part 2 talks group dynamics. Groups have both relational and transactional people within them, becoming a relactional leader means you can do both. What can you improve on to be a new you in 2022? 

Questions explored in this episode: 

  1. What is VPMOSA? 
  2. How can I rebuild, restore, and supercharge relationships? 
  3. What are the benefits of a social covenant? 
  4. What is the difference between ...
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January 19, 2022 24 mins

The best way to start a new year is to restore, rebuild and supercharge your relationships. Ford and Patrick talk about focusing on relationships in the new year. 

Questions explored in this episode: 

  1. What are the steps to restore and rebuild your relationships? 
  2. What are common blind spots people have? 
  3. Why is having an accountability partner important? 

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January 5, 2022 27 mins

Ford and Patrick discuss failure. The two speak on common reasons and situations that cause leaders to fail and how to address these issues. How can I get people to want to join and stay on my team? 

Questions explored in this episode: 

  1. What are reasons leaders fail? 
  2. Why are bumper buddies important? 
  3. What is the trust continuum? 
  4. How can I gain and keep trust? 
  5. Why is role clarity important?  

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December 16, 2021 29 mins

Ford and Patrick speak about the connection between leadership and influence. The two discuss the five areas of influence. They give ways to better your influence, as well as examples of people who have helped shape them into the men they are today.  

Questions explored in this episode: 

  1. What is influence? 
  2. How are leadership and influence connected? 
  3. Who are people who have had a lasting impact on your life? 
  4. What made them influen...
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December 2, 2021 23 mins

Fall 2021 is filled with transitions, people are leaving or moving jobs for new reasons due to the pandemic. Ford and Patrick discuss how to navigate this transition time, whether you are switching companies or careers. Know what you are looking for and go find it, if you can’t find it, go be it using the right behavior and tools. 

Questions explored in this episode: 

  1. Why is now a good time to transition? 
  2. What questions should yo...
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November 10, 2021 31 mins

Problems arise all the time, Ford and Patrick give tips to help solve problems within organizations or relationships. First tip, take responsibility of your own thoughts, feeling, and actions.  

Questions explored in this episode: 

  1. What is the relationship continuum? 
  2. Why is face-to-face conflict resolution difficult? 
  3. What are seven common problems in an organization? 
  4. What are 3 quick tips to become a better problem solver? 

D...

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October 27, 2021 25 mins

Patrick and Ford discuss how to deal with anger and have a rational conversation. A common enemy, Covid 19, has turned people against each other instead of working together to defeat a common enemy. How can we have logical conversations and keep relationships?

Questions explored in this episode:
 

  1. What happens to my brain and body when I get angry? 
  2. What is anger routed in? 
  3. How can I deal with others having a different op...
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October 13, 2021 27 mins

Ford and Patrick discuss times of feeling tired and unmotivated. We can all go through it when we put too much on our plate at once, Ford discusses tricks to pull yourself out of weariness and back into your normal rhythm. A rested body performs better; check your rest, check your sleep and ask for help.

Questions explored in this episode: 

  • Are you feeling weary? 
  • What are some tricks to get you out of this period of tir...
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September 8, 2021 21 mins

 Ford and Patrick discuss how to own your mistakes instead of making excuses. When you make excuses and blame others, you become the problem. When you don’t make excuses, you become the solution. 

Questions explored in this episode:

  1. What happens to my leadership and influence when I make excuses?
  2. How can I own my mistakes?
  3. How does acknowledging your mistakes help with your leadership?
  4. What are the 3 steps of owning personal respons...
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