Unlabeled Leadership
Unlabeled Leadership
Gary DePaul
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Ranked 62 on Feedspot's 2021 Leadership podcast list, Unlabeled Leadership is a volunteer-led service that shares stories about leadership. Rather than using labels that mystify and obscure the meaning of leadership, Gary DePaul and guests share personal stories about the small and big acts that lead to substantial results. These acts can profoundly influence the performance of your peers, teams, organization, and even yourself. About Gary A. DePaul, PhD: https://www.garyadepaul.com Feedspot 2021 leadership list: https://blog.feedspot.com/leadership_podcasts Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support
074: Sejal Thakkar Raises Awareness about Biases
I invite guests to share personal stories about acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 74, Sejal Thakkar talks about something her father said that influenced her growth. She then explains Barry Shore’s story and how he practices leadership. Finally, Sejal advises us to practice the Platinum Rule. 00:00 Prologue Dubbing herself "Chief Civility Officer", Sejal is not your average employment law attorney. As she developed her legal practice, organizations began requesting her to facilitate workshops that are proactive, relevant, and impactful workplace training programs to prevent sexual harassment, bullying, and the effects of unconscious bias. Sejal promotes diversity and inclusion as well as being civil to one another. 01:09 Part 1: Reducing Microaggressions in the Workplace In this story, Sejal shares something that her father said that has helped her gain perspective. She then discusses the effect of biases and microaggressions. 16:23 Part 2: Go Make A Difference Sejal shares Barry Shore’s remarkable story of how he became the Ambassador of Joy. She comments about the high price of stress in the workplace and how Barry works to bring joy with his platform. 21:01 Part 3: The Platinum Rule You may have heard of the Golden Rule. Sejal advises us to go beyond that rule and adopt the Platinum Rule. _________________________________ How You Can Support the Show Unlabeled Leadership is a free service for people to learn about leadership. If you want to support the show, you can make a $0.99 donation. Your support reduces production expenses. https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support No transcript available (future enhancement) Episode links Sara’s LinkedIn Profile and website TEDxCWRU: The Pain, Power, and Paradox of Bias Barry Shore and the Joy of Living (and podcast) Gary DePaul’s website  Gary's books:   What the Heck Is Leadership and Why Should I Care?   Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership  Background Music You can find all the musical tracks at Envato Elements. 00:00 Theme music: Uplift Corporate Inspire by OlexandrIgnatov 00:50 Space Guitar by sonicscope 16:05 Piano Trio Jazz Lounge Background by Stockwaves 20:42 Bright Summer with Acoustic Guitar by Dredstudio 22:48 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support
Jul 8
23 min
073: Brendan Rogers Creates Clarity for Teams
I invite guests to share personal stories about acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 73, Brendan Rogers describe a 360-degree feedback experience, talks about how his son gave feedback to a principal, and advises us to ask employees three foundational questions. 00:00 Prologue Brendan trains and consults with organizations to build cohesive teams that have cohesiveness, clarity, and alignment. He is a certified coach who can work one-on-one with executives or facilitate group workshops. During his continuous career, Brendan has been a Chief Operating Officer & Head of Improvement for a Not-for-Profit, Project Manager for global system implementation, Quality Assurance Manager, Service and Process Improvement Manager, and various Customer Service Manager positions involving leading teams. As part of his stewardship, Brendan founded and co-hosts Australia's largest LinkedInLocal network, the LinkedInLocal Central Coast. 01:43 Part 1: Little Understanding of Effect In this story, Brendan describes how a 360-degree feedback experience helped raise his self-awareness. 10:38 Part 2: To the Principal’s Office Brendan describes how his son began developing his leadership capabilities and confidence with a requested meeting with his school’s principal. 22:09 Part 3: Formative Evaluation Brendan advises anyone who leads teams, departments, or organizations to ask employees three foundational questions. These questions could encourage people to seek and offer feedback. _________________________________ How You Can Support the Show Unlabeled Leadership is a free service for people to learn about leadership. If you want to support the show, you can make a $0.99 donation. Your support reduces production expenses. https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support No transcript available (future enhancement) Episode links Brendan’s LinkedIn Profile, website, blog Podcast: The Culture of Things Free Guide: 10 tips to be a more effective leader The Portable Trainer’s Guide Gary DePaul’s website  Gary's books:   What the Heck Is Leadership and Why Should I Care?   Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership  Background Music You can find all the musical tracks at Envato Elements. 00:00 Theme music: Uplift Corporate Inspire by OlexandrIgnatov 01:30  Romantic Inspiring by sonicscope 10:20 Restaurant 3 by Remstunes 21:50 Happy Upbeat Acoustic by Dredstudio 28:00 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support
Jul 6
28 min
072: Sara Troy Helps You Discover Your Instrument
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 72, Sara Troy shares an insight from her mother that has changed her perception. She talks about your personal journey and helping others with their journey. She then reminds us that we cannot help others until we help ourselves. 00:00 Prologue Sara gives meaning to podcasting! Having interviewed more than 2,500 guests, Sara has helped thousands to discover ways to live extraordinarily. Her self Discovery Media organization is well named. Through the stories of her podcast guests, Sara’s listeners learn how people make a positive difference in society and how they overcame their unique challenges. 01:17 Part 1: Value with Authenticity Sara shares something her mother told her that has changed her perception. This leads to a discussion about value, authenticity, harmony, and dealing with loneliness. 07:57 Part 2: We Are Not Meant to be Alone Sara talks about personal journeys, courage, and supporting other people on their journey. 13:13 Part 3: Be of Service Sara reminds us that we cannot help others until we help ourselves. She explains that we need to serve ourselves as well as others. The journey starts with you. _________________________________ How You Can Support the Show Unlabeled Leadership is a free service for people to learn about leadership. If you want to support the show, you can make a $0.99 donation. Your support reduces production expenses. https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support No transcript available (future enhancement) Episode links Sara’s LinkedIn Profile, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook Sara’s websites   Self Discovery Media   The Hub of Discovery   Self Discovery Community Examples from Sara's Podcast   Elaine Jacques The Art of Making Connections   Giving Thanks = Thankfully   Nancey and Kim and the Power of A Pause Joseph Campbell’s book, The Hero with a Thousand Faces Gary DePaul’s website  Gary’s books:   What the Heck Is Leadership and Why Should I Care?   Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership  Background Music You can find all the musical tracks at Envato Elements. 00:00 Theme music: Uplift Corporate Inspire by OlexandrIgnatov 00:58 Atmospheric Relaxation by sonicscope 07:39 Jazz by Stockwaves 12:54 Latin Morning by Dredstudio 17:04 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support
Jul 1
18 min
071: Mohamed Hammoud Models Empowerment
I invite guests to share personal stories about acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 71, Mohamed Hammoud explains something a teacher told him that profoundly affected his life. He then shares his plans to expand the number of people he leads. Finally, Mohamed advises how we can strengthen our leadership. 00:00 Prologue What’s your purpose? Mohamed’s purpose is to empower others. It is his passion as well. As an expert in emotional intelligence, Mohamed consults with executives and professionals to coach them, build their culture, strength their leadership, and provide teambuilding for employees. He has terrific insight into diversity and inclusion and leverages his expertise in all he does. 01:20 Part 1: The Fox and Little Prince In this story, Mohamed talks about something that one of his teachers told him that profoundly affected him. He expands on this concept and connects it with leadership. 06:12 Part 2: Influence, Politics, and Leadership Mohamed explains what he is doing to expand the number of people he leads. This is in addition to his podcast. The dialogue transitions to discussing what it means to serve others and model leadership behaviors. 13:19 Part 3: Becoming an Active Participant in Your Story Mohamed advises how we can strengthen our leadership. He also explains the difference between growth and fixed mindsets. _________________________________ How You Can Support the Show Unlabeled Leadership is a free service for people to learn about leadership. If you want to support the show, you can make a $0.99 donation. Your support reduces production expenses. https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support No transcript available (future enhancement) Episode links Mohamed’s LinkedIn Profile Mohamed’s website - Desire2Lead The UNFLTRD Podcast Mohamed’s TEDxTraverseCity, Reclaiming My Name Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s book, The Little Prince John Maxwell Simon Sinek Roger Kaufman Podcast episode 023: Simma Lieberman Elevates Culture with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Carol Dweck’s book, Mindset Gary DePaul’s blog about growth and fixed mindsets Background Music You can find all the musical tracks at Envato Elements. 00:00 Theme music: Uplift Corporate Inspire by OlexandrIgnatov 01:02 Technology Art Ambient by sonicscope 05:54 This Is The Jazz by Korolkov 12:59 Spanish Latin Pop by simonleng 21:24 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support
Jun 29
22 min
070: Amina Alami Enables the Creativity of Students
I invite guests to share personal stories about acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 70, Amina Alami describes something that teacher said that influenced her. In another story, she then explains how she met the needs of her new class and how doing so increased engagement. Next, Amina advises us about some small changes to help us retain our experiences. 00:00 Prologue Living in Morocco, Amina enjoys her early retirement from instructing while living an entrepreneur’s life with a real estate business. As a lifelong learner, she completed many online courses and earned certificates for emotional intelligence, creative writing, business and innovation, and design thinking (to name a few). Amina has learned a great deal from her life experiences and shares her wisdom with others. 01:23 Part 1: When Teachers Believe in Prospective Students In this story, Amina describes how a teacher took an interest in her desire to learn Spanish and shares something meaningful that the teacher said. 07:07 Part 2: Meeting People Where They Are At Amina describes how she met the needs of her new English as a second language class. In doing so, she raised their engagement and achieved some notable results. 11:54 Part 3: Leaning through Observations Amina advises us on becoming more active in our engagement and raising our awareness by making some small changes. She also shares a story that putting health in perspective. _________________________________ How You Can Support the Show Unlabeled Leadership is a free service for people to learn about leadership. If you want to support the show, you can make a $0.99 donation. Your support reduces production expenses. https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support No transcript available (future enhancement) Episode links Amina’s LinkedIn Profile American Language Center (ALC) Gary DePaul’s website  Gary’s books: What the Heck Is Leadership and Why Should I Care? Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership  Background Music You can find all the musical tracks at Envato Elements. 00:00 Theme music: Uplift Corporate Inspire by OlexandrIgnatov 01:05 Cybersecurity by GentleJammers 06:49 Flamenco Guitar by AudioZen 11:36 Corporate Inspiring by VictoryAudio 16:07 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support
Jun 24
17 min
069: Mark Clark Perceives Using Positive Intent
I invite guests to share personal stories about acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 69, Mark Clark talks about his motto. He then shares a story in which, through his chain of command, he is asked to do something unusual. Next, Mark advises us about job searching and using a cover letter. 00:00 Prologue As Mark might say, "Life is a gift and very short." He is an Ohio-born Indiana native who lives in North Carolina by choice. Mark is a lover of life and is passionate about recruiting and linking people with their purpose. He is a dad, papa, cyclist, and believer with the motto: Assume Positive Intent. When I worked with Mark at Lowe’s, his title was College & Military (Veteran) Recruiting Manager where he also managed the internship program. Currently, he is a Senior Recruitment Consultant at ALG Senior. 01:34 Part 1: Commit to Making Positive Assumptions The story that Mark shares are about his motto, assume positive intent. In it, he talks about how a PepsiCo CEO talks about the phrase at a conference. 07:48 Part 2: Orders from Above Mark shares a story in which he was asked to hire a specific intern. From his account, Mark shares some advice. 13:29 Part 3: Communicate How You Lead in a Cover Letter For those actively job searching, Mark asks us to consider a broader perspective about the recruiting process. He advises us to include cover letters in our applications. If people ask you to review their resume or curriculum vitae, consider Mark's advice. _________________________________ How You Can Support the Show Unlabeled Leadership is a free service for people to learn about leadership. If you want to support the show, you can make a $0.99 donation. Your support reduces production expenses. https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support No transcript available (future enhancement) Episode links Mark's LinkedIn Profile Gary DePaul's website  Gary's books: What the Heck Is Leadership and Why Should I Care? Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership  Background Music You can find all the musical tracks at Envato Elements. 00:00 Theme music: Uplift Corporate Inspire by OlexandrIgnatov 01:15 Spain by TexasBrother 07:30  Jazz by Mikebiz 13:11 Deep Tropical by Indifferent_Guy 17:21 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support
Jun 22
18 min
068: Mirko Maccarrone Lives to Inspire
I invite guests to share personal stories about acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 68, Mirko Maccarrone changes the atmosphere of a meeting and energizes the participants. He then describes how he connected with an executive board to gain their support for his company’s app, StorySign. Finally, Mirko advises us on how we can lead more effectively. 00:00 Prologue While Mirko is an entrepreneur, marketer, and public speaking coach, he is also a giver. He inspires and empowers people with the aim of elevating human potential. In the episode, you’ll learn about StorySign, a fantastic app that takes words from selected books and turns them into sign language. Mirko worked to launch the app in Australia, and now the app helps thousands of deaf children and their parents around the globe read and sign together. Mirko now is the CEO of The Mastery Hub, the world’s first digital Coachsulting platform. 01:38 Part 1: Pitchday In this story, Mirko discusses how he transformed the atmosphere of a pitchday meeting. He describes how a simple act changed the energy of those participating. 07:23 Part 2: StorySign Mirko shares a story about how he connected with a board of executives. Because of his adaptability, he earned support for his company’s app, StorySign. 16:14 Part 3: The Power of Collective Vision Mirko advises how we can lead more effectively by being inclusive with our teams. Also, he discusses being impact-driven. _________________________________ How You Can Support the Show Unlabeled Leadership is a free service for people to learn about leadership. If you want to support the show, you can make a $0.99 donation. Your support reduces production expenses. https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support No transcript available (future enhancement) Episode links Mirko’s LinkedIn Profile and his new endeavor, The Mastery Hub Deaf Australia StorySign Gary DePaul’s website  Gary’s books:   What the Heck Is Leadership and Why Should I Care?   Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership  Background Music You can find all the musical tracks at Envato Elements. 00:00 Theme music: Uplift Corporate Inspire by OlexandrIgnatov 01:20 Happy Loop by fatbunny 07:04 Sophisticated World Piano Percussion by LukePN 15:55 Ambient Corporate Motivational Timelapse by LightBeats 27:10 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support
Jun 17
28 min
067: Kim Ruyle Cultivates Trust
I invite guests to share personal stories about acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 67, Kim Ruyle explains what a manager said that has affected his perspective. He shares a story about how his department built trust, and Kim advises how we can develop our leadership capabilities. 00:00 Prologue If he isn’t helping businesses build their leadership pipeline or overhaul their performance-management system, Kim is writing and directing plays over Zoom and soon in person. He is an international consultant, speaker, and learning & development expert with decades of practical and evidence-based experience. 01:12 Part 1: Pay Attention In this story, Kim relates what a previous manager said to him that has helped him throughout his career. 06:11 Part 2: High Degree of Trust Kim shares a story about how a new team member demonstrated her leadership and helped change the department’s culture for the better. With some specific acts, Kim explains how they built trust. 16:15 Part 3: Three-Legged Stool Kim advises us about how we can become more effective at leadership. Kim introduces three specific areas that will help move us in the right direction. _________________________________ How You Can Support the Show Unlabeled Leadership is a free service for people to learn about leadership. If you want to support the show, you can make a $0.99 donation. Your support reduces production expenses. https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support No transcript available (future enhancement) Episode links Kim’s LinkedIn Profile, website, YouTube, Twitter Kim’s book: Lessons from a CEO’s Journal Sydney Pollack Learning from Life: Turning Life’s Lessons Into Leadership Experience Gary DePaul’s website  Gary’s books:   What the Heck Is Leadership and Why Should I Care?   Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership  Background Music You can find all the musical tracks at Envato Elements. 00:00 Theme music: Uplift Corporate Inspire by OlexandrIgnatov 00:55 Calm Corporate Inspiring by LightBeats 05:52 Simple Acoustic Guitar by Remstunes 15:56 Corporate Indie Pop by AirFamily 22:21 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support
Jun 15
23 min
066: Raul Hernandez Ochoa Helps Teams Flourish
I invite guests to share personal stories about acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 66, Raul Hernandez Ochoa talks about a direct report who overcame performance challenges. He then explains that people are not the errors that they make. Lastly, Raul advises us to consider adopting his five pillars. 00:00 Prologue Even entrepreneurs need a strategy, and Raul can help! His mission is to help successful entrepreneurs create certainty in their business with simple proven frameworks. In addition to authoring a book and coaching entrepreneurs, Raul hosts the #dogoodwork podcast. 01:17 Part 1: Untapped Potential In this story, Raul explains how one of his direct reports overcame performance challenges. He explains that the employee thanked him for a conversation that happened six months before this talk. 05:41 Part 2: People Are Not Errors Raul describes a situation when a junior-level employee made an error and how Raul handled the situation. 11:30 Part 3: Five Pillars In Raul’s book, he describes the Heroic Leadership Five Pillars. Raul advises us to use these pillars to help us when leading teams. _________________________________ How You Can Support the Show Unlabeled Leadership is a free service for people to learn about leadership. If you want to support the show, you can make a $0.99 donation. Your support reduces production expenses. https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support No transcript available (future enhancement) Episode links Raul’s LinkedIn Profile, website, blog, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube Raul’s book: Productive Profits Raul’s podcast: #dogoodwork Core Operations Worksheet Thomas Szasz: The Second Sin Gary DePaul’s website  Gary’s books:   What the Heck Is Leadership and Why Should I Care?   Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership  Background Music You can find all the musical tracks at Envato Elements. 00:00 Theme music: Uplift Corporate Inspire by OlexandrIgnatov 00:59 Jump the Fence by simming 05:23 Upbeat Loop by fatbunny 11:12 Chill Ambient Music by 331 15:15 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support
Jun 10
16 min
065: Dave Best Cracks Three Traditional Leadership Assumptions
I invite guests to share personal stories about acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 65, Dave Best responds to three traditional leadership assumptions: 1. Team members are the cause of unproductivity 2. Team members cannot be trusted 3. Team members are less important than revenue, profits, operational expenses, and leaders 00:00 Prologue Dave Best is not only a senior manager at The Home Depot, he is a drummer, hockey commentator, self-improvement guru, and a family man. He graduated from Penn State University with a BA in Telecommunications. Regardless of the company, Dave innovates and strengthens team relationships. He builds trust wherever he goes. 02:26 Part 1: Teams and Productivity Whether consciously or unconsciously, some leaders work from the traditional leadership assumption that team members are the cause of unproductivity. When problems occur, they blame the team. Dave talks about what happens when you don’t work from this assumption. 19:59 Part 2: Teams and Trust Too often, leaders assume that team members cannot be trusted. Trust can mean not able to execute tasks alone or believing that employees will use knowledge about leaders against them. Dave describes what can happen when you work from an assumption of trust. 15:13 Part 3: The Employee Value In organizations that have frequent workforce reductions, benefit cutbacks, or removal of employee perks, you’ll likely find leaders who act as if team members are less important than revenue, profits, operational expenses, and leaders. Again, Dave discusses what it is like when employees as more important. _________________________________ How You Can Support the Show Unlabeled Leadership is a free service for people to learn about leadership. If you want to support the show, you can make a $0.99 donation. Your support reduces production expenses. https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support No transcript available (future enhancement) Episode links Dave’s LinkedIn Profile Episode 010: Dave Best and Integrity without Reward Geary Rummler reference can be found in my blog, Looking Under the Hood Kevin and Jackie Freiberg’s book, Nuts! Gary DePaul’s website  Gary's books:   What the Heck Is Leadership and Why Should I Care?   Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership  Background Music You can find all the musical tracks at Envato Elements. 00:00 Theme music: Inspiring Uplifting Corporate by mixer_drummer 02:11 Clap by fatbunny 19:41 Romantic Accoustic Stuff by Mikebiz 14:55 Clean Modern Background by Indifferent_Guy 23:16 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support
Jun 8
24 min
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