The Walking Leader Podcast

The Walking Leader Podcast

A BiWeekly Podcast series dedicated to creating better leaders by getting them out there and not only Managing By Walking Around (MBWA) but by Leading By Walking Around (LBWA).... Show More

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Welcome to Episode 142 of the Walking Leader Podcast. In this episode, I talk Wrap Up the 12 Podcast Episode Series: Learning Those Soft Skills. The sixteen soft skills are things that critical to your success as an employee, as a team member, and most importantly as a Leader. By taking these sixteen soft skills and incorporating them into your daily life you will ultimately, become better at what you do and better as a leader. So ... Read more

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Welcome to Episode 141 of the Walking Leader Podcast. In this episode, I talk about the OTHER SOFT SKILLS While there are still more soft skills that one can learn, master, and teach others and I will eventually cover them all. For now, here are six more soft skills that I consider worthy of being mentioned. As luck would have it, some of these soft skills I have already talked about in past episodes. Here they are: Confidence • Cr... Read more

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Welcome to Episode 140 of the Walking Leader Podcast. In this episode, David talks about the Soft Skill of Accepting Feedback. While most people are not well-versed at giving proper feedback, all leaders must master how to properly accept feedback (good or bad) and turn that into something positive and productive. After all, that is what feedback is all about: giving something to create positive personal and professional growth. On... Read more

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Welcome to Episode 139 of the Walking Leader Podcast. In this episode, your host, David Guerra, talks about TIME MANAGEMENT as a soft skill and talks about why it is one of the most important soft skill to have and use. Time Management is not just about having things to do but also when to to do them. While most people feel that time management is a work place soft skill, it is very much an all around life skill. Taking the time to... Read more

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Welcome to Episode 138 of the Walking Leader Podcast. In this episode, I continue with Learning Those Soft Skills series as I talk about Work Ethic. Work Ethic is something that you are either born with or taught at a very early age. It is imprinted in our very own DNA. One of my very earliest memories of my Grandfather was of him up on the roof of the house he built repairing the roof. I remember looking up from the ground at the ... Read more

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Welcome to Episode 137 of the Walking Leader Podcast. In this episode, I talk about Leadership as a Soft Skill. When it comes soft skills, one does not think of Leadership as a soft skill, but there it is. Leadership is the application of all soft skills. Leadership is strictly voluntary and is NEVER PERFECT! If you are looking for or waiting for the Perfect Time, the Perfect Leadership Moment, the Perfect Leader well guess what, y... Read more

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Welcome to Episode 136 of the Walking Leader Podcast. In this episode, I talk about Learning Those Soft Skills - Conflict Resolution. In this episode, your host, David Guerra, talks about the soft skill known as CONFLICT RESOLUTION and explains why it is an important soft skill to have and use. Conflict Resolution is a soft skill that is not easily learned and mastered. Conflict Resolution involves a great deal of knowledge, wisdom... Read more

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Welcome to Episode 135 of the Walking Leader Podcast. In this episode, your host, David Guerra, gives you his deep dive into the soft skill known as CRITICAL OBSERVATION and explains why it is an important soft skill to have and use. Critical Observation is a soft skill that can be easily learned and mastered. Critical Observation involves looking at the “big picture” and extrapolating essential and timely information that will ben... Read more

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Welcome to Episode 134 of the Walking Leader Podcast. In this episode, David continues talking about LEARNING THOSE SOFT SKILLS - Problem Solving Problem Solving is one of those unique soft skills in that not everyone can master it. Sure many will come close but being a problem solving masters makes one a highly sought after individual. A Problem Solver that can address issues immediately is just as important as the Problem Solver ... Read more

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Welcome to Episode 133 of the Walking Leader Podcast. In this episode, Dave continues talking about Learning Those Soft Skills -Teamwork Teamwork and being a Team Player shows everyone that you part of the group. Teamwork shows your ability to communicate with others, listen to others, value the views and opinions of others, as well as, being adaptive and flexible to ensure the success of the many, including the one (you). . Don't ... Read more

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Welcome to Episode 132 of the Walking Leader Podcast. In this episode, Dave continues talking about Learning Those Soft Skills - Adaptability / Flexibility Adaptability and Flexibility are key to your growth within the organization. Being flexible means that you are willing to work those extra hours, take on that those extra assignments, as well as filling in when and how you can. By being adaptive to an unfolding situation shows n... Read more

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Welcome to Episode 131 of the Walking Leader Podcast. Learning Those Soft Skills - COMMUNICATION In this episode, your host, David Guerra, gives his dive into the soft skill known as COMMUNICATION and explains why it is the cornerstone or foundation of all other soft skills. In each of the upcoming episodes, David will present the various soft skill topics that today's employers are looking for, need and expect from new hires as we... Read more

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Welcome to Episode 130 of the Walking Leader Podcast. In this episode, David Guerra introduces you to his new 12 part series titled "Learning Those Soft Skills." There will be a total of twelve podcast episodes in the series. In each of the episodes David will present the various soft skill topics that today’s employers are looking for, need and expect from new hires as well as from tenured staff. A new episode will drop once a wee... Read more

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Welcome to Episode 129 of the Walking Leader Podcast. In this episode, I talk about Honing Your Craft. When it comes to being your best and doing your best you must know that you cannot rest on your laurel. You must always be honing your craft. When you want to be the best you have to beat the best. To be the best, you cannot for one second slack off when it comes to your craft. Remember, the moment you slack off is the moment is g... Read more

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Welcome to Episode 128 of the Walking Leader Podcast. In this episode, I talk about Creating Your Personal Mission Statement. In a previous episode, I mentioned about taking the time to create your own personal mission statement. Now in episode 128, I dive deep into the fundamentals of starting of what will become a lifelong process of making and sustaining a Personal Mission statement. Bring a notepad, a pen, and let's work togeth... Read more

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Welcome to Episode 127 of the Walking Leader Podcast In this episode, I talk about It is 2019, Now What? 2019 is well underway and the time to get yourself focused to make this year the success you want it to be. I offer five (5) concepts to utilize, adapt, make your own towards achieving that success. From letting go of the past to keeping your eye on the prize, in this fourteen and a half minute podcast, gives you the tools to ge... Read more

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Welcome to Episode 126 of the Walking Leader Podcast. In this episode, I talk about the 5 Tips For Preparing Your Team For The New Year (2019 edition). Creating an environment of success begins long before the team hits the ground running. However, as the calendar changes we have to realize that change is a constant and will have its way with us if do not prepare as a team for the challenges, trials, and tribulations that come with... Read more

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Welcome to Episode 125 of the Walking Leader Podcast. In this episode, I talk about the 5 Tips for Preparing Yourself for the New Year (2019 edition). The new year is upon us and now we have no choice but to move on and forward into the uncertainty that the new year is bringing. However, not all is doom and gloom. On the contrary, while change is the only certainty it is not all doom and gloom. If managed properly change in the new... Read more

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Welcome to Episode 124 of the Walking Leader Podcast. In this episode, I talk about Leadership & Crisis. Crisis of any kind at any level can occur at any time and it usually does. It is what you do when it does occur that makes all the difference. In this episode, I talk about recognizing as a leader it is your duty and responsibility to recognize that crisis is part of change and crisis is on its own time schedule. You cannot rush... Read more

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Welcome to Episode 123 of the Walking Leader Podcast. In this episode, I talk about Cold & Flu Season In The Workplace. Doing something now will help prevent major problems later, especially that we are now knee deep in the cold & flu season. I offer some helpful tips and tactics to employ now in an effort to curtail the possibility of your entire workforce falling ill and ultimately passing that illness along to your customers and... Read more

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