The L3 Leadership Podcast with Doug Smith

The L3 Leadership Podcast with Doug Smith

We are obsessed with helping you grow to your maximum potential and maximizing the impact of your leadership. Each month, we will produce two episodes to help you grow and develop as a leader. One will be a personal lesson by our Founder, Doug Smith and the other will be a conversation with a leader. Our hope is that you will not only learn great leadership lessons but that you will catch great leadership from the lives of the leaders and lessons we expose you to.

Episodes

September 14, 2021 15 min

Like many leaders, you may think that you can get along fine without being part of a mastermind group. But the truth is, on your own, you’ll only last for so long. In this episode, I talk about why you need a mastermind group and what being in one can do for you.

Today, I explain what mastermind groups are and share why they’re so powerful. I note that every leader needs to be in one, and I talk about what your life could look like ...

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Phil and Diane Comer are the parents of John Mark Comer, author of The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry. Together, they wrote Raising Passionate Jesus Followers, in which they share the practical parenting wisdom they have gained from raising four children, all of whom are looking for God and making a difference in the world. They have been married for 41 years and have been in ministry together for all of it.

Today, Phil and Diane joi...

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Kim Scott is the author of several books including Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity and Just Work: Get Sh*t Done, Fast & Fair. She has held management positions at both Apple and Twitter, and she is the co-founder of Radical Candor, LLC.

Today, Kim joins me to talk about the power and meaning of just leadership. She notes the power of feedback and how to respond to it. She talks about the need to re...

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We live in a culture where people spend their health trying to make money, and then they spend all their money that they earned trying to buy back their health - and it’s not working. It’s hard to prioritize your health and fitness, but it’s necessary - not just for you but for all of the people who need your leadership.

Today, I talk about the importance of health and fitness. I talk about why it matters and I share the story of my...

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Benjamin Hardy lives in Orlando with his wife and six kids, three of whom are adopted. He is an organizational psychologist with a Ph.D. in the subject from Clemson University. Benjamin writes on psychological self-improvement and entrepreneurial-related topics. Among his books are Will Power Doesn’t Work, Personality Isn’t Permanent, and Who Not How (co-written with Dan Sullivan).

Today, Benjamin joins me to share his story. He tal...

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L3L280 L3 Leadership How to Overcome the Wounds in Your Leadership Journey

Have you ever been wounded in your leadership journey? Did it hold you back from what you should have been going for in that season? How long did it hold you back?

These are important questions to ask and important questions to answer. Today, I offer some insight on beginning to address them, giving you eight practical tips for acknowledging, healing from, and...

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In the latest episode of the L3 Leadership podcast, Doug Smith speaks with Ryan Hawk about his advice in the corporate world, experience in football, his recent book, Welcome To Management: How To Grow From Top Performer To Excellent Leader, his show, The Learning Leader Show, and more. Check it out on any major podcasting platform!

Key Take-Aways From Episode 279:

  • While you have to be excellent at your current job, on the side, you ...
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    June 7, 2021 20 min

    In this episode of the L3 Leadership podcast, you’ll hear Doug share a lesson entitled, “Life at 36.” Each year, around his birthday, Doug spends some time reflecting on where he is and what he’s learning at that age and then he shares his takeaways with you. Regardless of your ages, we’d encourage you to do the same exercise. Remember, the best experience isn’t experience, it’s evaluated experience. 


    ABOUT DOUG SMITH:

    Doug is the Di...

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    In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, Doug Smith interviews Daniel Harkavy, best-selling author and Founder & CEO of Building Champions, an international life and leadership coaching company that serves some of the world's greatest organizations.

    About Daniel Harkavy:

    As a coach to some of the country's highest-profile executives, Daniel Harkavy has witnessed the transformation--both professional and personal--tha...

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    May 10, 2021 27 min

    In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, Doug Smith shares how he and Laura are leading their family team. 

    ABOUT DOUG SMITH:

    Doug is the Director of Development at Light of Life Rescue Mission and Founder and CEO of L3 Leadership. He is the author of his eBook, “Making the Most of Mentoring”, a step by step guide to help you build and cultivate relationships with mentors. He blogs at dougsmithlive.com, he is the host of the L3 ...

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    Episode Summary

    In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, Doug Smith interviews John Mark Comer, Author of The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry and pastor of Bridgetown Church in Portland, Oregon. In the episode, you’ll hear Doug and John Mark discuss the importance of the sabbath, how to work from rest, and having a proper view of success. 

    6 Key Takes From Episode 275

  • John Mark discusses “pleasure-stacking” on the Sabbath and his j...
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    In this episode, you'll hear Doug share lessons that he has learned in 10 years of working at Light of Life Rescue Mission, a non-profit that serves homeless men, women, and children in Pittsburgh, PA.

    The topics you'll hear covered are: 

  • Fundraising
  • Why you should care about those in need. 
  • How to get promoted 
  • Leadership 
  • Learning how to have hard conversations 
  • How to build a culture of community 
  • Go here for our shownotes: htt...

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    In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, Doug Smith interviews Jesse Cole, Founder of Fans First Entertainment and Owner of the Savannah Bananas. You are in for a treat with this power-packed episode. Enjoy!


    About Jesse Cole

    Jesse Cole is the founder of Fans First Entertainment and owner of the Savannah Bananas.

    His teams have welcomed more than one million fans to their ballparks and have been featured on MSNBC, CNN, ESPN and in...

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    In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, Doug Smith continues to share his top lessons learned in 2020. In part 2, you'll hear Doug share what he’s learned about family, personal branding, self-awareness, and more.

    Key Take-Aways

    Managing/Firing - It’s the most painful part of leadership. Leaders are willing to do what others are not. 

  • The moment you feel like you have to manage someone, you’ve made a hiring mistake. -Jim Col...
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    In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, Doug Smith interview Denny Pattyn, Founder and President of Silver Ring Thing. Denny has been fighting an incurable cancer diagnosis for the last 5 years. Sixteen operations later, and a loss of 90 pounds, Denny is still continuing to lead strong. In this moving and incredibly inspiring episode, Denny shares what will truly matter at the end of your leadership journey.


    6 Key Takeaways

    1. ...

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    In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, as part of a two-part teaching, Doug Smith shares his top lessons in learned in 2020.


    Key Take-Aways From Episode 270.

    1. Life is Hard, Don’t Quit 

    Doug shares 5 Truths: You are going to die, Life is hard, You are not that important, You are not in control, Your life is not about you -  You must experience your own powerlessness before a true spiritual journey can begin. 

    2. Learn to Rest a...

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    February 2, 2021 51 min

    In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, Doug Smith interviews Wayne Cordeiro, Founding Pastor of New Hope Christian Fellowship in Honolulu, Hawaii with over 11,500 in weekend attendance. In the episode, Doug and Wayne discuss leading on empty and the effects of burnout.

    Wayne has led New Hope Christian Fellowship in Honolulu, Hawaii for 36 years and has planted 162 churches. His passion is raising up emerging leaders.

    Key Takea...

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    In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, Doug Smith interviews Nona Jones, Head of Faith-Based Partnerships for Facebook. In the episode, Nona Jones shares her incredible story and how to build community using social media.

    About Nona Jones
    Nona Jones is considered a global thought-leader at the intersection of faith and technology and has also served as a voice of hope and healing to victims of trauma due to her ...

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    In episode 267 of the L3 Leadership Podcast, Doug Smith shares how to deal with stress, burnout, and anxiety in leadership.

    10 KEY TAKE-AWAYS FROM EPISODE 267:

    Doug shares about his personal journey through burnout, stress, and anxiety, and what proved to be the most difficult season of his life.

    Doug shares wisdom and insight in the areas of burnout, unprocessed grief, and spiritual battles.

  • My Spiritual health and walk with God is my...
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    In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, Doug Smith interviews Jeremy Pryor, Founder of Family Teams and several other businesses and non-profit organizations. Jeremy shares timely insight on how to lead your family team effectively. 


    7 Key Take-Aways from Episode 266

    1. Family Teams is an organization that seeks to restore the Biblical blue print of family.
    Culture redefined family and the church went along. Now the family unit...

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