Timeless Leadership

By Scott Monty

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Explore the timeless principles and virtues that accompany successful and admirable leaders, as Scott Monty interviews executives, authors, and entrepreneurs.

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#45 Say Thank You For Everything
53:16

To disabuse you of what might be your first reaction: this is interview is not about gratitude — although that’s part of one of the lessons.

Jim Edwards sent out an email years ago with 19 bits of advice for a colleague who was taking a leadership position. Little did he realize that the email would not only be a set of timeless principles for any manager, but that he would add more to it — including many true, harrowing, and funny anecdotes — enough to warrant an entire book.

Jim joins Timeless Leadership to discuss many of these stories, as well as tactics and strategies to help you become a more effective leader, no matter what level of management you’re in.

You’ll especially want to hear the story about his worst job that led to him discovering the three most important things about leadership.

 

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To reach Scott to discuss a public speaking engagement, or to talk about his leadership advisory and coaching services, please email timeless@scottmonty.com

Sep 29, 2022
#44 Innovators Who Changed the World
41:33

The world is a by-product of innovation. We know the names of famous innovators — people like Albert Einstein, Sir Isaac Newton, and Socrates — for every one of them, there have been thousands of anonymous innovators.

But there are common themes we can find in the stories of innovators and Dr. Jim Webb takes us through some of those stories in his new book Innovators Who Changed the World: Timeless Leadership Lessons from West Point, Green Berets, Sherlock Holmes, and Wall Street.

Jim joins us to talk about the leadership lessons he draws from these, plus others in his book that include such a variety of topics and personalities as judo, the Army Rangers, J.P. Morgan, Manchester United, and more.

 

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To reach Scott to discuss a public speaking engagement, or to talk about his leadership advisory and coaching services, please email timeless @ scottmonty.com

Sep 15, 2022
#43 Trust and Inspire
50:18

The world has changed. Unfortunately, leadership styles haven’t changed with it. The old “Command & Control” leadership approach is no longer tenable in an era with a hybrid workforce.

Stephen M.R. Covey, a noted authority on trust and inspiration, helps 21st century leaders grasp this new reality in his book Trust & Inspire: How Truly Great Leaders Unleash Greatness in Others.

In our interview for Timeless Leadership, we explore this shift, looking at the three stewardships of modeling, trusting, and inspiring against a backdrop of uncertainty and urgency — challenges all leaders face today.

 

 

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To reach Scott to discuss a public speaking engagement, or to talk about his leadership advisory and coaching services, please email timeless @ scottmonty.com

 

Sep 01, 2022
#42 Lead From the Heart
59:48

We hear a lot about soft skills for leaders these days. But Mark Crowley has been beating this drum for over a decade.

His 2011 book Lead From the Heart: Transformational Leadership for the 21st Century has been updated for 2022, and the timing is perfect. With so many challenges the modern leader has to face, from the pandemic to remote work and more, Mark’s book offers the perfect solution.

The conversation with Mark covers the life-threatening inspiration for his work, looks at why job satisfaction is down globally, and provides leaders with four practices of leading from the heart that will guarantee a kinder, more compassionate, and dedicated workforce.

 

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That Kid in Fourth Grade Who Really Liked the Denver Broncos by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license

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To reach Scott to discuss a public speaking engagement, or to talk about his leadership advisory and coaching services, please email timeless @ scottmonty.com

Aug 18, 2022
#41 The Everyday Patriot
52:22

What does patriotism have to do with leadership?

Everything, it turns out. And practical philosopher Tom Morris is back to share his latest book, a timely volume that contains the secret to what we need right now.

More than the rah-rah of nationalistic jingoism, patriotism at its core is about collective responsibility. And we all have a responsibility to lead in this regard.

 

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Jul 07, 2022
#40 Lead. Care. Win.
48:30

We hear more about soft skills and leadership these days. And let’s face it: these “soft” skills are actually quite hard to master.

Dan Pontefract believes in the power of empathetic leadership; he led teams at TELUS, SAP and more and transformed their cultures.

In this episode, Dan talks about these softer, unseen skills and how to connect them to tangible successes in the workplace.

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Jun 23, 2022
#39 Extreme Decision Making
59:09

What would you do when you’re out of luck and your only communication is as far as you can shout?

That’s what faced Antarctic explorers of the Heroic Age, and Brad Borkan has analyzed their decisions — good and bad — and identified the behaviors and skills that we can apply to everyday scenarios on the other six continents.

In When Your Life Depends on It: Extreme Decision-Making Lessons from the Antarctic, we go on a storytelling journey and explore eleven situations through the eyes of Robert Falcon Scott, Ernest Shackleton, Roald Amundsen, and Douglas Mawson.

 

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Antarctica by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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Jun 09, 2022
#38 The Language of Leaders
01:07:19

As vice president, executive managing editor and copy chief, at Random House, Benjamin Dreyer pays attention to words. And people pay attention to Dreyer's words. More recently, they've been paying attention to Dreyer's English, a New York Times bestseller.

In this episode, we explore the importance of language with respect to leadership: the connection between leadership and word choice, being mindful of what we write (and say), drawing a line from clarity to morality.

We also ponder how music and the written word contribute to our understanding of language, stopping to admire Julia Child and Judith Jones along the way.

 

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May 26, 2022
#37 Can Nerds Be Leaders?
51:31

We often think of nerds as “others.” Those whom Judge Smails in Caddyshack said “don’t belong.” But we all have quirks and ultimately we all find people with whom share our passions, interests, and ideas; from there, leadership can take root.

Curtis Armstrong is the perfect example of that. In his memoir Revenge of the Nerd, he takes us on a touching and hilarious journey from the Beatles to Sherlock Holmes and from acting to producing, with insights on leadership along the way.

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May 12, 2022
#36 The Sale is in the Tale
45:57

The world runs on stories.

From cave paintings 30,000 years ago to the epic poems of Homer to the next installment of Ozark, humans love stories that make them feel something.

And John Livesay knows about moving people to make a sale. A former sales executive with Condé Nast, he had to make his company stand out from other publishers, and he knew he needed more than numbers.

Now known as “The Pitch Whisperer,” John has written a story (yes, it’s actually a story) in the form of a book to help anyone who wants to be more effective in presenting.

The Sale Is In the Tale is a guide that will help anyone hone their elevator story, fully develop their story of origin, case stories, playlists of stories, and more.

And be sure to check the links for a special free offer regarding John’s book.

Full show notes are available at: https://www.timelesstimely.com/p/sale-tale

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Apr 28, 2022
#35 Simple Truths of Leadership
36:32

Leadership is anything but simple.

For centuries, we have struggled to dissect it, understand its complexities, and capture its essence.

Effective leadership is an influence process where leaders implement everyday, commonsense approaches that help people and organizations thrive.

When Ken Blanchard and Randy Conley teamed up to combine the concepts of servant leadership and trust, their output was the book Simple Truths of Leadership: 52 Ways to Be a Servant Leader and Build Trust.

In this conversation, we explore some of those truths, explore the interconnection of servant leadership and trust, and review some commonsense approaches that could use common practice.

 

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Apr 14, 2022
#34 Take Charge of You
58:06

When you spend time coaching and managing other people, there’s often one thing that gets left out: coaching yourself. It sounds like an oxymoron, as we’re all supposed to have mentors and managers who look out for us. But the reality is, there are plenty of ways to take the reins yourself—something with which remote workers have come to grips during the pandemic.

David Novak, retired chairman and CEO of Yum! Brands, is the founder of How Leaders Lead, a digital leadership development platform he created to help people become better leaders. And his latest book, Take Charge of You, is designed to help people get the best from themselves with self-coaching.

Full show notes are available at: https://www.timelesstimely.com/p/take-charge-of-you

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For inquiries about Scott's availability to speak or coach, please email us at timeless@scottmonty.com.

Mar 31, 2022
#33 The Most Influential Woman
49:59

“If I were asked, now that I am drawing to the close of this work, in which I have spoken of so many important things done by the Americans, to what the singular prosperity and growing strength of that people ought mainly to be attributed, I should reply—to the superiority of their women.” — Alexis de Tocqueville, 1840

Imagine being a woman in 1822 in rural America — a mother of four, with your next child due in a month — and your husband suddenly and unexpectedly dying. What would you do?

For most women, there was no choice; but for Sarah Josepha Hale, this tragic life event is what set her in a direction that influenced much of 19th century America.

Melanie Kirkpatrick has written the definitive biography about her impact: Lady Editor: Sarah Josepha Hale and the Making of the Modern American Woman. In it, we learn of a woman driven by principle and passion, who disrupted norms but was civil about it.

It’s the story of influence, transformation, and some surprising elements.

 

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Mar 17, 2022
#32 A Bias Toward Action
53:38

When you're stuck in the grind or are just burned out by the endless cycles of... [gestures wildly], the easy solution is to just go with the flow.

But there are times when the world requires more of us. And the bottom line is, no one is going to make decisions about our best interest except us.

Adam Singer, a tech marketing leader, has changed jobs and even famously relocated from the Bay Area to Texas to achieve more balance and to make the system work for him.

In this conversation, he shares his secrets of success, his advice for anyone trying to find their way out or up, and the secret hack code for life.

 

Full show notes are available at: https://www.timelesstimely.com/p/bias-toward-action

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Mar 03, 2022
#31 Well-Being
58:59

We’ve long heard about “work-life balance.” But has it been a reality for most people? In the last couple of years, burnout has become more widespread and employees are making lifestyle choices part of their job requirements.

Jen Fisher, who serves as Deloitte’s Chief Well Being Officer, has done the research that links companies’ financial performances to the health and well-being of their employees. And she’s written about it in her book Work Better Together: How to Cultivate Strong Relationships to Maximize Well-Being and Boost Bottom Lines.

Why is it that relationships form the core of what we need at businesses? And how can leaders look out for their own well-being while making it clear that it matters for their teams as well?

 

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Feb 17, 2022
#30 Leader by Accident
46:26

In Twelfth Night, Shakespeare wrote of greatness: “be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ‘em. Thy Fates open their hands.” And so it is with leadership. Sometimes, fate has a way of getting us to step up. That’s exactly what happened with Jim Rafferty. A tragic crime robbed his son’s scout troop of their Scoutmaster, and Jim was selected to step up. He thought they must be mistaken, but he accepted the responsibility and found more in himself than he knew there was. His growth as a leader served not only the Troop 328, but became essential a few years later when his role was eliminated at a company where he spent two decades of his career.

Jim’s story of accidental leadership holds lessons for us all.

 

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Feb 03, 2022
#29 Perseverance, Grit and Values
50:54

Life isn’t always easy. Sometimes it isn’t fair. And leaders know that in those instances, what you’re made of will show your true character.

David Morales is an executive, entrepreneur, and author who has found his way from poverty to success, but his true success is more than monetary. He has found it in the values he has learned and carries on: those of perseverance, grit, and faith.

He talks about what drove him to write a leadership book in the style of a memoir, his new non-for-profit that is aimed to help give people control over their financial future, and the powerful and deeply rooted family stories that make him say “¡Empuja!”

 

Full show notes are available at: https://www.timelesstimely.com/p/grit-values

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Jan 20, 2022
#28 Models of Leadership
55:11

Our first episode of Timeless Leadership in 2022 goes in the direction of philosophy and business.

Plato divulged many lessons to his students, and in doing so, enumerated a handful of leadership models that are still relevant today. These models define a number of modern leaders and are fluid enough that we can find ourselves espousing the principles of more than one of them at a time.

R. Edward Freeman, University Professor and Elis and Signe Olsson Professor of Business Administration at the Darden Graduate School of Business joins us to discuss the intersection of philosophy and business, particularly around Plato’s teachings.

 

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Jan 12, 2022
#27 The Art of Reassembly
53:56

This episode of Timeless Leadership takes a different turn.

Grief is a process that we’re likely all enduring right now, in one form or another. A good leader will understand that their employees are more than who they are at work—and will know the right questions to ask when they observe something.

Peg Conway observed something in herself years after her mother died with Peg was just seven years old. Something that made her realize that she never properly grieved. In The Art of Reassembly: A Memoir of Early Mother Loss and Aftergrief, Peg takes us on a deeply personal journey that is filled with lessons for anyone dealing with grief.

Join Scott as he has a deep and moving conversation with Peg about grief, and what leaders can learn from her.

 

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Dec 23, 2021
Bonus: Levity from Gratitude Friday
09:25

We were without a guest this week on Timeless Leadership, so we grabbed an item from the #GratitudeFriday Twitter Spaces we hosted.

Each Friday, we swap stories with other participants about things for which we were grateful or that brought joy into our lives, in order to share that joy with others.

This week, it was (surprisingly) an obituary for Renay Mandel Corren.

 

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Dec 17, 2021
#26 History, Disrupted
57:30

The latest episode of Timeless Leadership is History, Disrupted.

Knowing history is essential to charting a course for the future. But history misinformation and disinformation spreads so quickly on the web that we risk losing critical data about our past that can erode the present.

Jason Steinauer, author of History, Disrupted: How Social Media and the World Wide Web Have Changed the Past, and a history communicator, joins us to talk about historical literacy, media literacy, and what we can do to prepare ourselves for a more robust future.

 


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Dec 09, 2021
#25 Growth
01:04:27

This week on Timeless Leadership (available everywhere you get podcasts), the topic is Growth.

Every business, every sales executive, every leader is interested in growth. But we largely look at growth simply as a numbers game. What if you took a more holistic approach?

Our guest is Jon Ferrara, founder of Nimble CRM, who is dedicated to helping people grow — not just as professionals, but personally as well. While his company is a software company, their focus is primarily on the ‘R’ in CRM: relationships.

And Jon’s leadership philosophy is centered around that; he achieves his own dreams by helping others to achieve theirs. Tune in to hear more about how Jon views growth, his early days as a software entrepreneur, what inspired him to choose the path he did, and more.


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Dec 01, 2021
#24 Long-Term Thinking
53:51

This week on Timeless Leadership (available everywhere you get podcasts), the topic is Long-Term Thinking.

It seems like the 21st century is conspiring against us, giving us the opportunity to multitask like never before, flashing never-ending notifications on our phones, and giving us everything on demand.

But we're being short-changed, as our ability to focus on the long term is knee-capped.

Dorie Clark has the answer in her latest book The Long Game: How to be a Long-Term Thinker in a Short-Term World. And she joins us to talk about how we can focus and keep the faith as we embrace bigger goals in our lives.

 


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Nov 18, 2021
#23 Influence
52:39

This week on Timeless Leadership (available everywhere you get podcasts), the topic is Influence.

“Influencers” get a lot of press, and not all of it is good. But rather than focusing on influencers and influencer marketing, Jason Falls focuses on influence: where does it come from? What are the principles behind it? And how can you prepare yourself to influence others, whether you’re a fashionista on Instagram or the CEO of your company?

As you would guess, the concepts are universal. We cover topics like:

  • Robert Cialdini’s Six Principles of Persuasion
  • The Five Key ‘Tudes of Audiences
  • The difference between popularity and influence
  • The intersection of technology and humanity in driving influence

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Nov 11, 2021
#22 Inspiration
57:57

This week on Timeless Leadership, the topic is Inspiration.

Thomas Edison said “Genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration,” but that’s giving too much credit to the hard work. Without the inspiration to set someone in the right direction, the work would never begin.

Chris Voss, of The Chris Voss Show Podcast and author of Beacons of Leadership: Inspiring Lessons of Success in Business and Innovation, knows a few things about finding the right direction and being inspired to pursue a passion.

He talks with us about what he has learned in his three-decade journey of entrepreneurship and from hundreds of interviews with guests on his show. From a movie-inspired submarine maneuver to essential office supplies, and Ted Lasso’s coaching hero to ancient mythology, Chris shares with us his top five leadership traits, a leadership toolbox, and how self-awareness is at the root of inspiring leaders.

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Nov 04, 2021
#21 Realism
50:03

This week on Timeless Leadership, the topic is Realism.

As we blast into the future together on Spaceship Earth, what awaits us? Everywhere we turn, there are examples of future states that are alternatively cheery or hopeless.

But Kate O’Neill argues that the future is not binary. In fact, there are many futures that await us; it depends on how we look at it. That’s the premise of her book A Future So Bright: How Strategic Optimism and Meaningful Innovation Can Restore Humanity and Change the World.

We can’t assume that the future is a given, nor that we don’t have the power to change it. When we operate in the realm of reality, we can choose the world we leave to the next generation.

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Oct 28, 2021
#20 Trust
53:34

This week on Timeless Leadership, the topic is Trust.

What’s the shortest distance between cynicism and hope? If you said trust, then you’re aligned with Margot Bloomstein, author of Trustworthy: How the Smartest Brands Beat Cynicism and Bridge the Trust Gap.

Trust also happens to be, in our opinion, the basis of any kind of relationship — and certainly of leadership. Without trust, you’re a boss, not a leader.

Margo Bloomstein joins us to talk about the trust gap, how building trust is about consistency and context, and how voice, volume, and vulnerability come into play.

 

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Oct 21, 2021
#19 Attentiveness
49:12

This week on Timeless Leadership, the topic is Attentiveness.

When we’re leading — particularly in moments of success — it’s common to let our guard down. To take our eyes off the ball for a moment.

It’s at that very moment that we need to be more attentive, more vigilant, than ever. And that’s what Len Herstein writes about in his new book Be Vigilant! Strategies to Stop Complacency, Improve Performance, and Safeguard Success.

Len talks with us about the connection between his volunteer police job and business, and has these takeaways:

  • Steps you can take to avoid crises through threat awareness and management, scenario planning, and strategic communication.
  • Assessment tips to help focus efforts on what went wrong, and what went right, after every project—and how to learn from both.
  • The strategy of simple, sensory-based reminders to enforce positive behaviors at the workplace and at home.
  • Better management accountability and protection against harmful organizational complacency through a more engaged team.

Not to mention some dynamite quotes like this:

“Success is not the goal. Keeping it is.” — Len Herstein

 


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Oct 14, 2021
#18 Adaptability
55:37

This week on Timeless Leadership, the topic is Adaptability.

There are many ways to become a better leader. But there’s no single way. Every leader needs to be prepared for changes that they didn’t anticipate.

You can’t bury your head in the sand, nor can you chase the latest fad. There’s a balance and a number of things to consider as change happens.

Our guest this week is analyst, speaker, and advisor Jeremiah Owyang. And he has a process by which he coaches leaders on being adaptable for the future, including a set of five questions that every leader must ask.

 


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Oct 06, 2021
#17 Intentionality
50:06

This week on Timeless Leadership, the topic is Intentionality.

We go through our days, flitting from one meeting to the next, firing off emails, and swatting down Slack messages. But as we do so, are we spending much time really thinking about things?

How much deliberation are we giving them? How often do we stop to register whether something fits with our beliefs or values? And what do our actions say about our values?

David Amerland wrote Intentional: How to Live, Love, Work, and Play Meaningfully to address the interconnection between many of the principles of Timeless Leadership.

 


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Sep 30, 2021
#16 Entrepreneurship
55:53

This week on Timeless Leadership, the topic is Entrepreneurship. Even in the most conventional of ivory towers, leaders need to exhibit some form of entrepreneurship.

Initiative, integrity, creativity, courage, and a number of other factors come together to form what’s needed for the entrepreneurial spirit.

Freddie Laker, CEO of Chameleon Collective is an inveterate entrepreneur and is our guest this week on Timeless Leadership.


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Jul 02, 2021
#15 Innovation
59:35

This week on Timeless Leadership, the topic is Innovation. Creativity by itself is nothing. It's how you assemble bits of creative genius into something workable that give you innovation.

But innovation isn't an endpoint. It's a journey. One that has concrete, repeatable steps.

Carla Johnson, author of RE:Think Innovation, has the formula for that success and she's our guest this week on Timeless Leadership.

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Communication with Tamsen Webster

 

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Jun 25, 2021
#14 Control
01:00:02

This week on Timeless Leadership, the topic is Control.

As leaders, we like to think we're in control. But that's just a mirage. With the world changing around us so quickly, we need to be adaptable.

There is a limit to the things you can and should control at any given time. Everything else is just a distraction.

Our guest this week is Carey Lohrenz, the first female F-14 Tomcat pilot and author of Span of Control, talks with us about how to remain flexible and comfortable, and control as much as we can in an uncertain world.


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Jun 18, 2021
#13 Collaboration
51:12

This week on Timeless Leadership, the topic is Collaboration.

We often think of collaboration as simply doing business. We need to work together with others to get things done.

And yet, what seems so simple requires more effort than you might think. Working together requires:

  • A full appreciation for teach team member
  • A clear and compelling vision
  • Trust and accountability

Our guest is Alan Mulally, who transformed a struggling Ford Motor Company into one of the world’s leading automobile companies and the #1 automobile brand in the United States. Alan is renowned for his strategic and operational leadership and his Working Together Management System.

 

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Jun 11, 2021
#12 Authenticity
01:11:12

This week on Timeless Leadership, the topic is Authenticity.

Trust sits at the intersection of vulnerability and authenticity. We hear a lot about authenticity these days, but what is it and why is it important?

Our guest this week is Minter Dial, a former executive at multinational companies, leadership, branding, and transformation consultant, and author of You Lead: How Being Yourself Makes You a Better Leader.

 

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Jun 04, 2021
#11 Patience
58:36

This week on Timeless Leadership, the topic is Patience.

The old adage says patience is a virtue, but what does that mean, exactly?

Our guest this week is Ted Wright, a pioneer in word of mouth marketing (WOMM) and the CEO of Fizz. If anything, Ted understands how his work requires patience from others. Ted became impatient after his father died when he was just a teenager, and he had to work to slow himself down and practice patience ever since.

"With the right employees, you might not go faster, but you go farther."

 

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May 28, 2021
#10 Resilience
54:26

This week on Timeless Leadership, the topic is Resilience.

More than persistence, resilience is about an inner strength we draw on and inspire in others.

Our guest this week is Kat Cole, whose own resilience has driven her to the top of national and multinational brands. Learn what keeps her going even during difficult times, how the Ask-Answer-Act formula works for her, and why we should always question our success.

"Resilience and heart are key to success."

 

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May 21, 2021
#9 Humanity
57:15

This week on Timeless Leadership, the topic is Humanity and why it's the most important element of excellence.

  • "Soft" skills vs. "hard" skills - we seem to have the concepts reversed.
  • Putting more focus on elevating women's voices in the leadership suite and marketplace.
  • The difference between "resume virtues" and "eulogy virtues."


Tom Peters has been chasing excellence for 43 years. Beginning with his landmark book In Search of Excellence, he has made a career of calling out the exemplary behavior in leaders and castigating that which needs to change. 

His latest book—which he says is his last—is the final salvo for excellence, stated with urgency: Excellence Now: Extreme Humanism.

"What you are doing right now will be the hallmark of your entire career."

 

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May 14, 2021
#8 Communication
01:02:34

This week on Timeless Leadership, the topic is a leader's role in Communication.

  • Leaders need to have a vision, but in order to succeed they need to effectively communicate that vision
  • How can a leader take a complex set of ideas and make them understandable for audiences?
  • What is The Red Thread® storytelling structure and how does it work?


Part strategist, part storyteller, part English-to-English translator, Tamsen Webster helps experts drive action with their ideas. Tamsen honed her trademark Red Thread approach in and for major organizations like Johnson & Johnson, Harvard Medical School, and Intel, as well as with hundreds of individual founders, academics, and thought leaders. She's a former TEDx Executive Producer and current Idea Strategist.

More important for our show, Tamsen is author of Find Your Red Thread: Make Your Big Ideas Irresistible

 

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May 07, 2021
#7 Humor
01:02:55

This week on Timeless Leadership, we're talking about Humor.

  • How can you use humor in the workplace?
  • What kind of humor is acceptable?
  • Why is it okay not to be serious all the time?


Our guest is Kathy Klotz-Guest, whose career is a story of using play as creative fuel. Her burning question for companies is "How does your culture focus on making peoples’ lives better?" 

Her answer: It can and should run like an improv group with a collaborative “yes and” mentality. 

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Apr 30, 2021
#6 Wisdom
01:06:24

This week on Timeless Leadership, we're tackling the subject of Wisdom. Our guest is public philosopher Tom V. Morris, Ph.D.

Throughout history, people have looked to leaders as fonts of wisdom. Sometimes the accolade is warranted, sometimes it's a false promise.

Why is wisdom important, and how is it different from knowledge? Can we ever make a claim to wisdom? How can we recognize wisdom in others?

Tom Morris is one of the world's top public philosophers and pioneering business thinkers. He's the author of over 30 groundbreaking books and is a legendary speaker whose electrifying talks reengage people around their deepest values and reignite their passion for work and life.

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Apr 23, 2021
#5 Optimism
01:01:05

This week on Timeless Leadership, we'll be discussing the role of Optimism and leadership with Harry Cohen, Ph.D.

Specifically, heliotropic leadership.

  • What is heliotropic leadership?
  • Why is being the sun so important?
  • What are some techniques we can use to invite positivity?
  • How we can go from knowing to doing

Harry Cohen, Ph.D. is an executive and leadership coach, a psychologist, and owner of a popular Ann Arbor restaurant. He developed the principles in his book Be the Sun, Not the Salt as a way to encourage his clients to be their best selves.

 

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Apr 16, 2021
#4 Humility
59:18

This week on Timeless Leadership, we're discussing Humility.

Join Scott as he welcomes Marilyn Gist, Ph.D., speaker, consultant, and retired academic and author of The Extraordinary Power of Leader Humility: Thriving Organizations & Great Results.

Marilyn defines leader humility as "the tendency to feel and display deep regard for others' dignity."

The six qualities of leader humility drive how leaders are perceived, how vision is implemented, and how organizations succeed. Marilyn shares examples from leaders at companies such as Ford, Costco, Microsoft, and more.


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Apr 09, 2021
#3 Understanding
58:11

His book is a series of essays that gives readers a window into everyday American discourse–from the rural backroads to corporate C-suites.
 
A student of history, Murray shows that however great the personal and political divides between us, we have just as deep a desire to connect.
 
Understanding is the bridge between discord and discourse, based on mutual trust and a desire to move forward.
 

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Apr 02, 2021
#2 Kindness
01:06:28

This week on Timeless Leadership, we'll be discussing the role of Kindness and leadership.

  • Why does kindness matter?
  • What is the NICE Method™?
  • What steps can we take to choose kindness when it seems the most difficult?
  • Who are some inspirational and successful leaders who personify the principle of kindness?


Join Scott as he welcomes Dave Delaney, a keynote speaker, corporate trainer, podcaster, author of the acclaimed book, New Business Networking, and creator of the NICE Method™. He hosts the Nice Podcast and writes the Nice Maker Newsletter. We couldn't think of a nicer guy for this episode.


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Mar 26, 2021
#1 Luck
01:33:29

This week, we'll explore the role of luck in life and in leadership.

  • What role does luck play in leadership?
  • Is it possible to make your own luck?
  • How can we respond to external forces when our luck turns one way or another?

Join Scott as he welcomes Laura Gassner Otting, bestselling author of the book Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life. Laura is a motivational keynote speaker and an executive coach who helps leaders get unstuck.

 

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Mar 19, 2021