Rising Tide Leadership Podcast

Rising Tide Leadership Podcast

Simplifying the Complexities of Your Leadership Journey


November 20, 2023 25 mins

Episode 65 - Building Your Leadership Well: Going Deep to Lead Effectively

  • Depth Equals Competence

You are only as good as you continue to learn. 

To become a truly competent leader, you must dive deep into your field or industry.

Competence allows you to:

  • Make informed decisions
  • Solve complex problems effectively
  • Earn the respect a...
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Episode 64: Leaders Attract the Best

Point 1: Remote work is here to stay

  • Leaders need to recognize that remote work is here to stay for a significant portion of the workforce. 
  • Invest in technology, foster open communication, and create a work culture that values flexibility. 
  • Leaders who adapt and provide the ...
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October 2, 2023 23 mins

Episode 63: Building Your Winning Team


Point 1: Assembling the Right Mix of Talent


It's not about finding the best individuals; it's about finding the right individuals to work effectively together to achieve a common goal.


QUESTION: Where are you called to be a leader?


Leaders need to assess the strengths and weaknesses of their team members and align them with these roles. 


BOOK: Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath 

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September 11, 2023 25 mins

Episode 62: Nurturing Innovative Leaders


  • Leaders Empower Creative Mindsets


QUESTION: Are you helping your people take calculated risks to be creative? 


  • The best leaders promote innovation by creating an environment of psychological safety.


How to foster growth mindsets:

  • Create learning opportunities (books, seminars, etc.)
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August 16, 2023 27 mins

Episode 61: Leaders Sacrifice More


  • Personal Time and Energy Investment 


QUESTION: What kind of time and energy do you give to your team? 


  • Sacrificing personal time for work-related tasks is a hallmark of effective leadership.


QUESTION: Are you the one who gets it done? Are you willing to go the extra mile? 


  • When everybody else goes home, lea...
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Episode 60 - Thriving in Leadership in the Workplace


  • Build trust within your team. 


Trust starts by getting to know each team member on an individual level. 

  • Take the time to understand their strengths, challenges, and personal aspirations. 
  • Show genuine interest in their lives outside of work. 


  1. Open and Transpare...
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July 17, 2023 20 mins

Episode 59: Leaders Know Their Weaknesses


Point 1: Self-Awareness and Growth


Leaders who possess self-awareness:

  • have a deep understanding of their strengths and weaknesses
  • play to their strengths and mitigate their weaknesses


QUESTION: Are you aware of the stuff that you don't know? 


BOOK: 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, John Maxwell

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Episode 58: Leaders Always Ask Questions


Being in relationships with people is all about having great conversations. 


  • Asking Good Questions Fosters a Culture of Learning and Collaboration


  • Collective efforts are greater than any individual's contribution. 
  • Creates a profound sense of camaraderie, trust, and unity among the team members.
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Episode 57: Effective Listening for Leaders 


Listening Builds Communication



  • As a leader, the way that you communicate with your team is as important. 
  • A leader needs to be able to communicate effectively.
  • Listening well is a cruci...
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Episode 56: Accountability in Leadership


BOOK: “Getting things done”, David Allen 


Leadership accountability is crucial for the success and growth of a business. 


Three reasons why accountability is important:


  • Organizational Alignment

Everybody is accountable for what happens within the company, no matter what level you are at. Leadership accountability ensures that everyone in the organization is aligned with the...

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May 15, 2023 22 mins

Episode 55: Developing a Change Mindset 


Identify common obstacles to change.


“Everything changes and nothing remains still, and you cannot step twice into the same stream.” - Heraclitus


  1. Recognize the common obstacles individuals and organizations face when making changes. 


  1. Fear of failure

  1. Resistance to change
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Episode 54: Practical Tips for Developing Leadership


Here are a couple of practical ways to develop strong leadership skills to lead your team.


  • Set clear goals. 


You stop your leadership right in its tracks if you don't have your goals set before you. You have to establish clear and measurable goals and then make sure that they align with the organization's mission and vision. 


If you can't set clear goals, your p...

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Episode 53: Three Goals of an Aspiring Leader

1. Develop Strong Communication Skills.

Leaders must understand that effective communication is a crucial skill, no matter their industry. 

Communication helps: Convey their ideas & vision Build trust  Resolve conflict  Inspire others 

QUESTION:  Are you practicing active listening skills? 

Active listening means you are engaged completely in what somebody ...

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December 13, 2021 21 mins

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Episode 52: Leaders Inspire Greatness


1. Define Greatness

  • If there is no culture defined, that’s where you have to start.   
  • QUESTION: What is that culture?  What are the things that you like and what are the things that you wish that you could change?  
  • If you wanted to change culture to the core, you would have to strategically do so.  
  • QUESTION: What does it take for your team to ...
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December 6, 2021 21 mins

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Episode 51: Leaders Make it Count


1) Leaders Live in the Future

Leaders are the ones that think big and are willing to take chances.  

QUESTION: Are you living out your purpose with passion and reaching for new heights? 

Leaders look into the future and see something that almost seems unattainable.  They thrive on that and know they can get it done.  It’s a mindset.  It’s who they are.  ...

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November 22, 2021 22 mins

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Episode 50: Leaders Find A Role

“The star of the team is the team.” - John Wooden

If you want to be a good leader, you have to know both your role, and the role of each person on your team.  


1. Know Your Role

 If you don’t know your role, then it is going to muddy the waters for everybody else on your team.  

QUESTION: What is it that you can do that nobody else can do that only you can...

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November 17, 2021 24 mins

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Episode 49: Leaders Foster Emotional Stability


Today what we want to talk about is the way that leaders should approach the emotional stability of both themselves and the people on their teams.  


1. Leaders Promote Genuine Emotion.

Sports is a great metaphor for life.  If you want to find out the way somebody is to their core, just put them in some kind of competition situation.  

We h...

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November 8, 2021 21 mins

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Episode 48: It’s the Little Things


1. Break Down the Vision

I think most of us have a lot more conversations with ourselves in our own head than we actually communicate to others on our team.  

Everything comes back to communication.  

If you want to be an effective leader, you have to work on your communication skills on a daily basis.  

If you just let your people come to work and don’...

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November 1, 2021 21 mins

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Episode 47: Become a Lifelong Teacher


1. Commit to Yourself

Before you do anything that is worthwhile for anybody else, you have to put in the time to become the best version of yourself.  

Everybody is going to have the chance to lead.  The question is, are you going to be ready when you are called on to do that?

You need to have good teachers in your own life.  

QUESTION: Are you conti...

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October 27, 2021 21 mins

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Episode 46: A Key Ingredient to Success

“It’s never going to be easy, but the pain that you’re gonna go through is what makes it all worth it. The joy and true happiness I have found is actually going throught the struggles, through the pain and through the challenges of achieving my goals. It’s always in the journey for me. That’s where I believe the happiness lies and that’s where the su...

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