The Lead Up Podcast

The Lead Up Podcast

You are looking for quick answers and shortcuts. You want better results as a leader. All leaders desire better performance out of themselves and their teams, but you don't have time to waste. The Lead Up Podcast is your place for quick, actionable leadership lessons to get on the express lane of leading others. Great leaders know the way, show the way, and go the way. The best leaders step up to lead, they don't wait on others, they never stop working to make themselves better. They understand that everything rises and falls on leadership. The Lead Up Podcast exists to share ideas we have learned along the way and best practices in our interviews of thoughts leaders from around the globe.

Episodes

January 21, 2022 17 min

In this episode of The Lead Up Podcast, Mike speaks about The Great Resignation.. or The Great Re-evaluation. Mike shares the main reasons why employees are leaving their jobs and provides you with some tools and strategies you can use to attract other company's top performers and prevent your best talent from leaving. Research has shown that 87% of employees who are thinking of quitting their jobs would stay with an employer/c...

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On this episode of The Lead Up Podcast, Mike has Quint Studer back for another appearance to discuss more about leadership and compassion in organizations.

Quint begins by talking about how he has changed from using engagement to using Love and explains how love is holding people accountable. Quint shares how he approaches holding people accountable, always asking for permission and ensuring they know it’s his perception or opinio...

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In this episode of the LeadUp Podcast, Mike brings you through the 5 keys to being a goal achiever rather than being a goal setter in 2022. Research suggests the 80%of people who set a New Year’s resolution have given up on them within 4-6 weeks, but Mike believes he’s cracked the process of how to stick to these goals throughout the year.

The steps are:

  • Look forward first, don’t look back on the year
  • Figure out who you need to beco...
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    December 17, 2021 21 min

    In this episode, I am sharing with you 5 Symbols of Leadership and how we can use Christmas as reminders.

  • Christmas lights - One of my and my family's favorite things to do is to drive around and look at Christmas lights. They can be simple or elaborate but one thing they all have in common is they shine bright. As a leader, we are called to shine our light on others in order to guide and lead them to become their best. 
  • Christm...
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    In episode 262 we have a great guest interview for you, with Brittney Savarda.

    This is a deep and much-needed conversation with everything going on in today's climate. 

    Brittney is an expert on the topic of Emotional Intelligence. She shares her own journey to emotional intelligence and what it takes to get real about our own challenges with emotional awareness. 

    She shares how the problems we have with others are often a resul...

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    In Episode 261 You Don't Have Time Not to Grow I am sharing the importance of being intentional with your growth.

    With so many things coming at us right now with news, social media, and the simple craziness going on around us we have to be careful with what we consume.

    We are responsible for our growth and what we feed our minds. As leaders, we must make time to add value to ourselves so that we can add value to those we lead.

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    This is episode 260 and we had a guest Interview with Alain Hunkins discussing Cracking the Leadership Code.

    You will learn why your biggest adversities can become your great assets in leadership if used to grow and not remain stuck.

    In research for his book Alain learned on 23% of leaders are seen as good leaders by their employees and what mindset it takes for leaders to change.

    Alain shares from his book Cracking the Leadership ...

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    People are seeking leadership more than ever. It has never been more important that leaders continue to grow in their leadership.

    I am sharing 3 things to help you grow as a leader.

  • Why leadership growth is so important.
  • Force- what we may be forcing and what we can no longer force.
  • What is needed and what is needed right now to make a change in your leadership.
  • We as leaders need to start with why. Because the what has quit working....

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    In this episode, we are joined by special guest, Julien Mirivel.

    Julien is a Professor of Communication at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Originally from France, Julien came to America as an exchange student. This experience created a love for his new country and what he would do with the rest of his life. 

    The need to learn a new language to communicate with others helped him develop new relationships.

    Julien says we h...

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    In this episode of The LeadUp Podcast Mike talks about Defeating the Great Resignation.

    The number of people who are poised to leave their current employer is over 60%. That is an outrageous number. During the pandemic, the "workplace" changed. Many people started working from home and were able to get more done with fewer distractions and some just enjoyed being able to walk to the next room instead of commuting. 

    Do you k...

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    On this special guest episode, we are joined by Brian Cunningham. Brian considers himself a student of leadership and life. He has worked his way through every level from parking lot attendant to CEO of a hospital. 

    Brian shares that we are all in a leadership role on some level and our leadership role is a genuine path for our awakening as human beings. 

    Brian says "I grew up confused about life and got into the workspace, I w...

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    We are joined by our special guest Tom Dahlborg. Tom is the author of From Heart to Head & Back Again...A Journey Through the Healthcare SystemTom has over 35 years of hospital leadership and is passionate about compassionate care and servant leadership.

    In our world right now we all need to take the time to see the perspectives of others and not judge. Compassion for others seems to be missing in so many areas right now in o...

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    Hey Friend, what are you thinking? 

    Thomas Edison said, "Five percent of people think; ten percent of the people think they think, and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.” 

    Are you a thinker? We have a thinking problem in the world today. Most people are letting others do their thinking for them. As leaders, we have to engage our conscious thinking to effect change and influence others in a positive direc...

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    Joe Tye joins us on this episode of The LeadUp Podcast. Joe is CEO and Head Coach of Values Coach. He is the author or co-author of 15 books, his latest book is Building a Culture of Ownership in Healthcare.

    Joe explains that the #1 challenge for any leader, not just in healthcare but in any organization is going to be building a team and inspiring loyalty in that team so you don't have this turnover every year.

    Employee engage...

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    We are in the final quarter home stretch of 2021 and Episode 252 is for you if you want this to be a great quarter to set you up for next year.

    Mike is a firm believer the final quarter determines the pace of the next year. 

    As you listen in to this episode learn from one of the great all-time thinkers in history, James Allen, and his book written in 1902, as Mike applies a couple of James' thoughts to modern-day leadership.

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    Encouraging those around us especially those we lead is so important. 

    One of the biggest struggles across the board today for employers is finding and keeping employees. If you drive to the grocery store or to work, I am sure you will see several businesses with signs that say HIRING. There is a lack of people wanting to work or work harder.

    Mike is sharing 4 ways that you can begin to encourage others. 

  • Start with you! - You have...
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    Resilience -the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. We all have it in us, but is it enough to get us to where we want or need to go?

    We are joined by special guest Rachael Gillette, President of Studer Community Institute. Rachael like most of us has worked hard to learn how to grow during this pandemic. She is sharing 7 key skills that we all can use.

    Rachael says the first is competence - "If I feel like...

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    Speaking in front of others is one of the top fears almost all humans have, and I know because I used to take F’s in speech class.

    Our guest today shares this. “It really is real, it's most people's greatest fear. And the short answer and people have it because it's not natural. You know, if you think about it, most of our conversations are one on one, they're on the phone, you don't see the person. A lot of peo...

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    In this episode, Mike shares 5 effective reminders to communicating with others. 

    It is critical is seek first to understand, then to be understood. However you were raised, however, you were conditioned, as a young person growing up is going to determine how you understand or lack thereof seeking to understand other people's perspectives.

    Practice the platinum rule - treat others how they want to be treated. You must first app...

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    In this episode, Mike is joined by special guest Mark Herschburg.

    Mark is the author of The Career Toolkit: Essential Skills for Success that No One Taught You. He based the book on 20 years of teaching and working in the field, all the skills they left out of our primary and secondary, and college education.

    Mike and Mark talk about the essential skills that leaders need in order to communicate and influence their teams. 

    Mark sha...

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