Unlabeled Leadership
Unlabeled Leadership
Gary DePaul
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Unlabeled Leadership helps you develop your leadership capabilities to achieve the results you want. Rather than using labels that mystify and obscure the meaning of leadership, Gary DePaul and guests share personal stories about the small acts and the big ones, leading to substantial results. These acts can profoundly influence the performance of your peers, teams, organization, and even yourself. When we strengthen our leadership, work becomes more satisfying and rewarding! Gary A. DePaul, PhD, is your podcast host. To learn more about him, go to https://www.garyadepaul.com Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support
039: Elaine Jacques Will Always Defend You
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 39, Elaine Jacques explains one of her guiding principles, shares a story that inspired her to perform at her best, and advises us to ask questions that could build trust. 00:00 Prologue: Evidence-based Practice Elaine is a Leadership Presence and Leadership Development Coach who has multiple certifications. I think that explaining that Elaine is a lifelong learner would be an understatement. Much of her training and knowledge is founded on evidence-based research in neuroscience, appreciative inquiry, and positive psychology (to name only three of her research areas). 01:41 Part 1: Taking Credit Is Insufficient Taking credit for what you do well isn’t enough. Elaine explains what a professor said that has become one of Elaine’s guiding principles. 04:54 Part 2: Inspiring Others to be at Their Best Elaine shares a story about Cheryl Joy, who supervised Elaine’s work as a speech language pathologist. Cheryl’s unique way in showing how she supported Elaine not only increased trust, her actions inspired Elaine to want to be at her best. 11:27 Part 3: Asking Questions Can Build Trust With anyone who works with you, Elaine advises us to ask three questions. These questions encourage people to offer their feedback and insights into your performance. _________________________________ 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 Elaine’s LinkedIn Profile Cheryll Joy'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 01:26 Happy Advertising by pinkzebra 04:39 Smooth Jazz by R-Production 11:12 Into The Jazz by Korolkov 18:21 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
Apr 1
19 min
038: Ajay Pangarkar Persuades Professionals to Give Up Control
On Wednesday episodes, I share leadership beliefs and unlabel terminology. I invite guests to share their expertise about small or big acts of leadership. In Episode 38, Ajay Pangarkar explains the principle, give up control, by discussing three leadership beliefs. He discusses how control can erode relationships, leading well empowers others, and how you can become indispensable by making yourself dispensable. He then shares advice about how we can practice the give-up control principle more effectively. 00:00 Prologue: With International Leadership Experience Ajay does more than consults with organizations about employee performance strategies and balanced scorecards. He teaches talent development courses through LinkedIn and for his clients, and he has co-authored three books. Not to be outdone, his expertise includes business and accounting, and he is on the faculty at the Sprott School of Business. You can find his biography in the episode links below. 01:17 Part 1: Control erodes relationships If you are new to management, you may rely too much on control to get others to accomplish work. Ajay explains how to avoid using control to get work done. 08:11 Part 2: Leading well is about empowering others Ajay explains that when you hire smart people, you need to leverage their expertise while avoiding the pitfall of telling them how to work. 15:45 Part 3: By making yourself dispensable, you make yourself indispensable Ajay explains how you can become indispensable and clarifies that protectionism is not a strategy for success. 20:51 Part 4: Step Aside and Provide a Safety Net Ajay advises us about how we can live by the principle, give up control. _________________________________ 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 Ajay’s biography Ajay’s websites   Central Knowledge   Learning Source Online Ajay’s LinkedIn Profile One of Ajay’s articles: eLearning’s Time To Shine? Apparently Not One of Ajay’s research papers: Rethinking organizational strategy Ajay’s courses through LinkedIn Background Music You can find all the musical tracks at Envato Elements. 00:00 Theme music: Uplift Corporate Inspire by OlexandrIgnatov 00:58 The Funk Groove by TexasBrother 07:52 Ambient Corporate Background by matsteiner 15:27 Upbeat Uplifting Corporate Motivational by matsteiner 20:35 Fun Places by LoopsLab 23:03 Fun and Flirtyby BrownHouseMedia Lead on! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support
Mar 31
24 min
037: LeRoy Dennison Illustrates How We Can Value Others
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 37, LeRoy Dennison discusses how crucial first impressions are, how we should show value to the people in our organizations, and shares advice about supporting direct reports with the annual performance review process. 01:23 Prologue: A Lifelong Learner and Steward After more than 22 years serving in the U.S. Coast Guard and about a decade working at Apple Inc. as a Senior Manager, LeRoy volunteers his time to protecting, preserving, and supporting the Alafia River State Park. LeRoy is the President & Secretary of Friends of Alafia, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to preserving the environment while providing resource-based recreational opportunities to the public. 06:22 Part 1: First Impressions When meeting someone for the first time, the First impressions can have a lasting effect. LeRoy shares something his mother explained about first impressions. 06:22 Part 2: Valuing Others LeRoy shares a story about his commanding officer in the Coast Guard. Regardless of career level, LeRoy illustrates how we can value the people in our organizations. 14:43 Part 3: Life Happens LeRoy shares advice about preparing direct reports for annual performance reviews. Also, he encourages us to recognize that our personal experiences can affect our work. _________________________________ 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 LeRoy’s LinkedIn Profile W. Edwards Deming: Wikipedia Entry Article: How to Use the Deming Cycle for Continuous Quality Improvement 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 01:04 Happy & Fun Big Beat by pinkzebra 06:08 Jazzy Swinging by _Blacksmith_ 14:26 The Jazz Piano by TexasBrother 20:50 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
Mar 30
21 min
036: Dawn Snyder Shares Stories of Accountability, Innovation, and Real Change
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 36, Dawn Snyder shares a quotation from her father, discusses innovation, and advises us about examining the actions we take. 00:00 Prologue: One of the Talent Development Experts You Should Know! Dawn is one of the top talent development experts. She consults with organizations and helps clients by designing training programs. Dawn gives back to her profession through teaching at Boise State University and Franklin University as well as blogging for HPT Treasures. Dawn has a Ph.D. from Indiana University in instructional system technology. 01:37 Part 1: The Rose in the Field Dawn shares a personal story about a conversation between her and her father. In her story, Dawn explains how she handled a difficult situation with a client. 11:19 Part 2: Innovation Happens When It Is Safe to Fail Not many organizations have working environments that support innovative thinking. In her story, Dawn shares her experience working for Marc Teer of Black Spectacles. 26:26 Part 3: Everything You Do Is an Interventions Dawn advises us about examining the actions we take. _________________________________ 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 Dawn’s LinkedIn Profile Dawn’s website and Twitter Dawn’s HPT Legacy Video Dawn’s blog   My Favorite Consulting Principle   What Did You Unlearn This Year? HPT Treasures Past episode: Judy Hale and the Brown Suit Edgar Schein book: Process Consultant Revisited Black Spectacles Marc Teer, FAIA 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 01:22 Easy Jazz by Remstunes 11:00 Jazz It by TexasBrother 26:08 Jazz Band Theme by _Blacksmith_ 31:25 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
Mar 25
32 min
035: Alex Slawson In the Present Moment
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 31, Alex Slawson describes a coaching technique that has enabled his team to grow and bond. He has coached others at work. Also, Alex explains how his coaching has helped someone outside of work. He then invites us to be present in our conversations. 00:00 Prologue: Innovation, Calmness, and Systemic Thinking Alex works as an internal performance consultant to develop the talent within his organization. Not only is he innovative, but Alex is also one of the calmest people I’ve met. For a while, we worked in the same department at Lowe’s Home Improvement, where I learned that Alex went to New College of Florida in Sarasota, where I lived for a few years. 01:50 Part 1:  The Foundation of Coaching Alex describes a style of coaching taught to him by a manager. Now, his team uses coaching to strengthen their abilities to interact, collaborate, and support one another. 06:44 Part 2: Beginning New Chapters Leveraging his coaching skills has helped Alex within his organization’s team and in his personal life. Alex illustrates this with two stories. 18:04 Part 3: An Open Invitations Alex asks us to be present in the moment, focus on what others say, and be curious. _________________________________ 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 Alex’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: Inspiring Uplifting Corporate by mixer_drummer 01:31 Relaxed Piano & Acoustic Guitar by pinkzebra 06:26 Around The Next Corner by SeaportSound 11:33 Restaurant and Food by LoopsLab 17:45 Food Delivery by LoopsLab 20:12 Fun and Flirtyby BrownHouseMedia Lead on! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support
Mar 24
21 min
034: Mark Wojcik Leads by Listening
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 34, Mark Wojcik shares something his mentor told him, explains why being available to others is crucial, and advises us to be present and listen when colleagues and peers seek our help. 00:00 Prologue: Recruiting 101 and More! Mark Wojcik is a recruiting pro who is one of the premier go-to sources for help with recruiting. He has a popular LinkedIn video series entitled, Recruiting 101 (sample links below). In addition to sales and recruiting, Mark has extensive experience training others in his field. 01:25 Part 1: Accepting Help from Others Asking for and receiving help doesn’t take from your accomplishments. Mark shares a mentor’s comment that left him with a strong impression. 07:51 Part 2: Be Available to Support Others Mark explains how crucial being available to the people you work with – but within some boundaries. Doing so can build trust and demonstrates that you value others. 13:05 Part 3: Be Present and Listen Mark advises us to be present and listen when helping colleagues and peers. To effectively lead, you need strong listening skills. _________________________________ 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 Some of Mark’s Recruiting 101 (short) videos:   Is Your Company Leveraging Its Talent Network?   Counteroffers Can be Fool’s Gold   Be A Proactive Recruiter   Prepare Before Interviews (Not Just Job Seekers)   Why Did You Leave Your Company   Salary Negotiations Can be Tough…Try This Technique   How to Engage Passive Candidates 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 01:10 Uplifting and Inspiring Corporate by Anuch 07:36 Groovy Lounge Tune by LoopsLab 12:50 Uplifting Romantic by alexbird 18:44 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
Mar 23
19 min
033: Ed Muzio Upgrades Managerial Teams
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 33, Ed Muzio shares a story from early in his career, talks about an executive team’s challenge, and advises how we can improve our team meetings. 00:00 Prologue: An Engineer Who Thinks Systemically Ed Muzio is an engineer who evolved his practice to management consulting. Whether at the c-suite or frontline, Ed helps teams learn to adapt and think systemically and iteratively. Ed also wrote the forward to the Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership book. 03:00 Part 1: Circle the Drain / Teach and Learn What happens when you are new to an organization, attend a meeting, and disagree with the decisions being made? Do you speak up? Ed shares a story from early in his career and the advice that someone gave him. 11:00 Part 2: Being Strategic as a Tactic Being an executive is more challenging than the role appears. With organizational growth and constant change, executives and managers need to balance being tactical with being adaptive at all levels. Ed describes how he helped a team of executives become more effective in their function. 19:59 Part 3: Status Game versus Future Focused Ed explains how we can strengthen our team meeting results with some straightforward or forward-thinking 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 Ed’s LinkedIn Profile Ed’s website: Group Harmonics Ed’s Books   Iterate   Make Work Great   Four Secrets to Liking Your Work Video example of Ed at a whiteboard: The Five Key Practices for Running an Iterative Management Team 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 02:35 Relaxed Piano & Acoustic Guitar by pinkzebra 10:41 Jazz by gilv 19:40 Hopeful Marimba & Piano Background by pinkzebra 26:11 Fun and Flirtyby BrownHouseMedia Lead on! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support
Mar 18
27 min
032: Don Kirkey Puts Others First
On Wednesday episodes, I share leadership beliefs and unlabel terminology. I invite guests to share their expertise about small or big acts of leadership. In Episode 32, Don Kirkey discusses three leadership beliefs related to the principle, Putting Others First. Don talks about valuing the success of others, accepting responsibility, and how crucial it is to build up others. Finally, Don advises us about how managers get work done through others. 00:00 Prologue: With International Leadership Experience If you need help strengthening management performance, developing your organization, or managing your workforce, talk to Don. With more than thirty years of international leadership experience, Don knows how to develop employees, including executives and management. When he’s not consulting, he instructs as an associate graduate faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte through the Department of Educational Leadership. 01:46 Part 1: Giving credit for accomplishments to others is more important than taking credit Don discusses valuing the success of others as much as your own. He warns about micromanagement as well. 07:26 Part 2: When outcomes are disappointing, accepting responsibility but never blaming (others or bad luck) is critical for personal accountability Don shares a famous quotation from Harry Truman and discusses responsibility. 13:30 Part 3: Sacrificing or volunteering time, energy, resources, ego, and previous priorities to help others inspires loyalty and commitment Don explains that part of leadership is to build up others. He talks some about mentorships. 19:15 Part 4: Management Revisited Reflecting on the leadership principle, Don advises us about how managers should think about getting work done through others. _________________________________ 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 Don’s LinkedIn Profile Don’s bio Harry S. Truman: The buck stops here Mary Parker Follett: Ideas on Management Book Summary – Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change 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 01:28 Positive by pinkzebra 07:11 Uplifting Acoustic Summer by pinkzebra 13:15 Uplifting Inspiring Motivation by pinkzebra 19:00 Summer Dreams by pinkzebra 20:22 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
Mar 17
21 min
031: Chris Adams Encourages Growth
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 31, Chris Adams explains how a previous manager enhanced the performance review process and describes how a manager successfully encouraged a team to embrace a transformational change. Also, Chris advises us to use small, positive affirmations as feedback, which can have a substantial effect. 00:00 Prologue: Performance Consulting Changes Organizations for the Better I’ve known Chris for several years and have had the privilege to work with him on some performance improvement projects and workshops. Chris is a dynamic facilitator and an exceptional performance consultant. Oh, yes, he’s also a technology wizard (compared to me). 01:42 Part 1: A Small Addition Amplifies the Performance Review Effect In traditional performance reviews, managers discuss with employees their strengths and ways to improve. Next, they work with their employees on a development plan for the following twelve months. In this story, Chris shares one of his performance reviews that occurred early in his career and what his manager did that was different. 09:27 Part 2: Removing Barriers and Obstacles Chris shares a story of how a manager of a team encouraged the direct reports to embrace a transformational change with enthusiasm and an open mind. 19:37 Part 3: Feedback with Positive Affirmations Chris advises us to offer positive affirmations to encourage growth and to help others figure out ways to develop and enhance their contribution to the team and the organization. _________________________________ 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 Chris' LinkedIn and Twitter profiles Chris’ Bio Articles:   Becoming a Strategic Learning Business Partner   Consider the White Room: Curating Meaningful Learner Experiences   Focus First on Results Blog: Skill Is Not Performance (a tribute to Dana and Jim Robinson) 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 01:23 Climbing Higher Up by jhunger 09:08 Documentary by Praded 19:20 Uplifting Adventure Rock by pinkzebra 23:00 Fun and Flirtyby BrownHouseMedia Lead on! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support
Mar 16
24 min
030: Jessica Tower Tells Stories about Storytelling
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small and large acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 30, Jessica Tower explains how poetry can help business professionals, how one experience can change a culture, and how you can strengthen your storytelling. 00:00 Prologue: Jessica consults with organizations about talent management. She explains how stories can connect people, strengthen cultures, and affect the bottom line. Through Tower & Company, Jessica helps clients develop their story talent. 01:30 Part 1: More Poets Commit Suicide than Prose Writers What we learn from one discipline may help us in another discipline. For Jessica, studying poetry improved her skills in business. 06:11 Part 2: The Strength of Storytelling Locally and Nationally Jessica shares two stories: one is about how an icebreaker exercise affected managers, their teams, and customers at a local office. The other is about how a fireside chat helped alleviate the fear of a nation. 15:24 Part 3: Who Is Your Protagonist? A way to connect with others is through storytelling. Jessica talks about one common misstep professionals make with their stories. _________________________________ 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 Jessica’s LinkedIn Profile Tower & Company, Jessica’s business Jessica’s blogs Jessica's Twitter and company Twitter American poet, Mark Jarman How FDR's 'Fireside Chats' Helped Calm a Nation in Crisis 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 01:20 Quirky Accordion by pinkzebra 05:55 Sentimental by pinkzebra 12:59 There's Hope by OlexandrIgnatov 15:05 Folk Acoustic Guitar by pinkzebra 17:07 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
Mar 11
18 min
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