Unlabeled Leadership
Unlabeled Leadership
Gary DePaul
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Ranked 13 on Feedspot's Top 90 Leadership Podcasts for 2021, 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
098: Sumit Gupta Applies Leadership Beyond Work
I invite guests to share personal stories about acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 98, Sumit Gupta tells two powerful leadership stories that helped shape how he perceives leadership and leads. Sumit also advises us on how we can substantially impact our time by making a small change. Prologue Sumit is on a journey to elevate leadership in organizations, leverage the heroic spirit of business for good, and create a world where we can discuss any issue with love - as comrades rather than adversaries. Sumit is a leadership coach who has started three businesses, one being a nonprofit. His photography is eloquent in that it tells a story without the need for words. Sumit is gifted at helping others see their power because he spent much of his life hiding his own. He can see where you are powerful even when you cannot. 01:35 Part 1: Do You Think You Work with Superheroes? Sumit explains how a manager changed his attitude for how he interacted with his team. With a change in attitude, Sumit enabled direct reports to have new opportunities and a more positive experience. 06:10 Part 2: Discovering What It Means to Lead For someone uncomfortable about leading, Sumit made a decision that produced a powerful insight into what leadership means and how to lead effectively. 14:37 Part 3: You Are Ready for an Audit! Sumit advises us on how we can substantially impact our time by making a small change. _________________________________ 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 Sumit’s LinkedIn Profile, business website, photography website, Twitter, Facebook My favorite photograph by Sumit 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 Sweet & Sentimental Acoustic by pinkzebra 05:51 Uplifting & Upbeat Corporate by LumenMedia 14:15 Funk Jazz Music by ColorFilmMusic 18:01 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
Oct 7
18 min
097: Matt Richter and The Unpredictability of Leadership Potential
I invite guests to share personal stories about acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 97, Matt Richter explains what Mieke Bal said to him and explains Thiagi SPARK Trust Model. He then talks about U.S. presidents, specifically tells us John Tyler’s leadership moment. He then advises us to not overthink the term leadership. Prologue Just because Matt is modest, I’m still going to share some about him! He is the President of the Thiagi Group and one of THE L&D Accelerator (LDA) founders, a global community of talent development professionals. In addition to public speaking, he has consulted with several organizations about talent development and performance improvement. Do you want to increase interactivity in your online learning? If so, talk to Matt about LOLA, or go to the Thiagi Group website for several free resources. 01:33 Part 1: Find Your Thiagi SPARK In addition to sharing something Mieke Bal said, Matt explains the Thiagi SPARK (selflessness, predictability, authenticity, Relatedness, and Know-How), the Trust Model. The model is based on a literature review of hundreds of articles and books about trust. 06:37 Part 2: John Tyler’s Moment Matt explains that most U.S. presidents have had their moment of leadership. In this story, Matt tells us about the leadership moment of John Tyler, the tenth U.S. President. 15:22 Part 3: Labeling and Pressure Matt advises us to resist overthinking leadership, discusses Angela Merkel, and cautions us about using labels. _________________________________ 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 Matt’s LinkedIn Profile, The Thiagi Group, Truth in Learning Podcast The Learning & Development Accelerator HPT Treasures Matt’s books    The Leadership Story (Matt has several stories about U.S. presidents)    LOLA-Live Online Learning Activities Angela Merkel Mieke Bal’s book, Narratology SPARK: The Trust Model John Tyler Gary DePaul’s website  Background Music You can find all the musical tracks at Envato Elements. 00:00 Theme music: Uplift Corporate Inspire by OlexandrIgnatov 01:16 Calm Evening by Deodo 06:19 Jazz In Positive Afternoon by EasyTunes 15:04 Uplifting Ambient Guitar by pinkzebra 22:02 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
Oct 5
22 min
096: Timm Esque and The Embodiment of Leadership
I invite guests to share personal stories about acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 96, Timm Esque talks about how an instructor caused him to realize he was thinking too much (too much “in his head”). He then shares a story about how a project manager supported his team and went against harmful cultural norms. Timm advises us to pursue embodiment training and explains how this training helped him overcome fear and trust himself more. Prologue Timm is an author, instructor, speaker, consultant, and the Managing Partner of East Valley Leader Lab. At the lab, Timm’s organization provides courses that emphasize body and mind (somatic) practices, making leaders more aware of how they are showing up to others, versus simply learning new concepts. Timm started his career with 15 years at Intel Corporation before founding a management consulting company he ran for more than 20 years. 01:07 Part 1: When Your Body Reacts for You Timm shares something an instructor said that made Timm realize he was thinking too much. He describes how somatic exercises helped him to be more open to difficult situations. 11:38 Part 2: An Example of Courage In this story, Timm talks about an Intel project manager who showed the courage to protect his team from the excessive pressure to deliver sooner than realistically possible. 19:25 Part 3: Embodiment, Realizations, and How You Show Up Timm advises us to pursue embodiment training and coaching. He describes his own journey and how this type of leadership development helped him overcome fear and begin to trust himself. _________________________________ 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 Timm’s LinkedIn Profile Company’s website, LinkedIn, Facebook Timm’s books   No Surprises Project Management   Making an Impact   Case Studies in Performance Improvement Phoenix Business Radio interview with Timm Esque and Amanda Stradling Bob Dunham Richard Strozzi-Heckler Gary DePaul’s website  Background Music You can find all the musical tracks at Envato Elements. 00:52 Theme music: Uplift Corporate Inspire by OlexandrIgnatov 00:00 Indie Folk by ArtHaiz 11:21 Corporate by ArtHaiz 19:07 Baby Fun by 331 25:10 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
Sep 30
26 min
095: Kim Campbell Gets to the Heart of Leadership
I invite guests to share personal stories about acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 95, Kim explains what someone who reported to her said that clarified how she would lead her squadron. When she became a Group Commander, Kim describes how she connected with a team of firefighters. Then, Kim advises how we can lead with courage. Prologue Kim “KC” Campbell is a retired Air Force Colonel and fighter pilot (call sign: Killer Chick). During her 24-years of service, she completed multiple deployments, holding successive leadership positions as a flight lead to the Director for the Center for Character and Leadership Development at the United States Air Force Academy. If you need a keynote speaker, Kim can get the job done, and your audience will leave with insights into leadership. 01:32 Part 1: Showing the Human Side Taking command of a squadron comes with a formal ceremony. At Kim’s, something unusual happened that resulted in a comment that someone made to Kim that put how she would lead into perspective. 07:57 Part 2: Check Your Ego at the Door Connecting with a small team that you work with daily has its challenges. Having a team of a thousand spread across multiple locations has even more challenges. In this story, Kim shares an instance of how she connected with a team of firefighters who reported to her when she was a Group Commander. 16:04 Part 3: Courage Unlabeled Kim advises us to lead with courage. She explains four ways to be courageous, which may surprise 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 Kim’s LinkedIn Profile, speaker’s page, Twitter 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 Uplifting Adventure Rock by pinkzebra 07:42 Into The Jazz by Korolkov 15:46 Uplifting Spanish Guitar by Dredstudio 23:30 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
Sep 28
24 min
094: Chris Cebollero and the Science of Leadership
I invite guests to share personal stories about acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 91, Chris Cebollero talks about the science of leadership, how his old managerial behaviors harmed the people around him, and how we can find new opportunities and growth from our failures and mistakes. Prologue Chris Cebollero is an internationally recognized leadership specialist, best-selling author, motivational teacher, and executive producer of KLDR Online, a Leadership Development Talk Radio Station that began leadership development shows on September 6, 2021. 01:04 Part 1: Where Do We Learn about Leadership? Chris begins by sharing a comment that someone made about Chris’s harmful approach to management. What follows is a fascinating conversation about the science of leadership. 09:54 Part 2: Learning from Failures and Mistakes In this story, Chris describes how a VP in his company had to explain how his management behavior harmed the people around him. Chris then discusses how failures and mistakes can be painful but can lead to new opportunities and growth. 16:30 Part 3: Polish Your Knowledge Chris advises us on how we can leverage knowledge to develop ourselves. He also describes John Maxwell’s Law of Process. _________________________________ 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’s LinkedIn Profile, website, Twitter KLDR Online The Ultimate Leadership Podcast (with more than one million plays) Chris’s books    Ultimate Success    Ultimate Leadership    Dear Younger Self    Your Leadership Effectiveness    The Process of Improvement KAIZEN Video: John Maxwell and the Law of Process Avoid The 12 Year Gap Trap 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 00:46 Travel Together by simming 09:36 Uplifting Acoustic Summer by pinkzebra 16:12 Motivation Loop by fatbunny 22:23 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
Sep 23
23 min
093: Ty Bennett Distinguishes Motivation from Removing Inhibitors
I invite guests to share personal stories about acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 93, Ty Bennett explains something a mentor said that affected his outlook on his business and life. He then shares a fantastic story of leadership involving his son and a refrigerator. Next, Ty advises us on how we can lead more effectively. Prologue I’ve known Ty for about four years and have watched his Monday Morning Mantra video series frequently. Ty is one of the most popular keynote speakers I know, and he has authored a few books as well. Not only does he frequently speak to organizations, but he also speaks Portuguese and is the father of five children. 01:14 Part 1: Unintended Self-Infliction Ty shares a story from his days when he and his brother ran a direct sales business. He explains something that a mentor once said to him. What he heard affected his attitude towards his business and all aspects of his life. 06:19 Part 2: Motivators and Inhibitors The story that Ty shares is the first story that I heard from Ty. It shares a crucial perspective about leadership and distinguishes two approaches to handling a challenge with a young son. 12:04 Part 3: One Behavior Required to Lead Effectively Ty advises us on how we can lead more effectively. He explains one of the leadership principles related to learning. _________________________________ 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 Ty’s LinkedIn Profile, website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram Ty’s books   The Power of Storytelling   Partnership Is the New Leadership   The Power of Influence   The Two Most Important Days of Your Life 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 Inspiring Emotional Cinematic Piano and Strings by pinkzebra 06:01 Chill Relax Summer Mood by Deodo 11:45 Uplifting Acoustic by pinkzebra 14:47 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
Sep 21
15 min
092: Alex Kummerow Enables People by Leading
I invite guests to share personal stories about acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 92, Alex Kummerow describes something said to him that changed his thinking about leadership. He then shares a story about a challenging subject-matter expert. Then, Alex shares some foundational advice to help us lead more effectively. Prologue Alex is one of the few professionals who transitioned from working in a public school system to working in corporate America. At GP Strategies Corporation, Alex is the Marketing and Communications Lead for GM Dealership training. He leverages his skills in talent development, facilitation, communication, marketing, and project management to meet the needs of his internal and external stakeholders. Alex graduated in Communications and earned a Master’s degree in Organizational Performance and Workforce Learning. 01:13 Part 1: Executing Tasks Instead of Leading Alex explains that, years ago, he preferred executing tasks to leading. In this story, Alex explains how someone said something to change his thinking about the value and importance of leadership. 00:00 Part 2: Empowering A Subject-Matter Expert While working in a training department, Alex managed a project that involved instructional designers and subject-matter experts (SME). In this story, Alex describes a challenging SME, how he diagnosed a problem and empowered the SME while resolving the issue. 11:14 Part 3: Being Respectful Alex shares some foundational advice to help us lead more effectively. _________________________________ 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: Uplift Corporate Inspire by OlexandrIgnatov 00:56 Fun & Playful Road Trip by pinkzebra 06:09 Elegant Corporate Background by DmytroIgnatov 10:55 Up Jazz by HD-Studio 13:06 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
Sep 16
14 min
091: Barry O’Reilly Reframes Entrepreneurialism and Negative Results
I invite guests to share personal stories about acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 91, Barry O’Reilly talks about something a cousin said that affected how he thought about his businesses. He then shares how he reframed his writing process, and he advises us on how we should build our leadership style. Prologue When you connect business model innovation, product development, organizational design, and culture transformation, what do you find? Answer: Barry O’Reilly. Barry is a business advisor, entrepreneur, author, writer for The Economist, and on the faculty at Singularity University. 01:27 Part 1: The Entrepreneurial Myth After quitting a job and launching his first business, Barry explains that the business didn’t work out. A cousin said something that explained how entrepreneurial businesses work. 19:48 Part 2: Reframing the Challenge Barry shares how he struggled to write a book using a traditional approach: sitting in front of a keyboard and typing. What resulted in best sellers, Barry used unique techniques to create his books. 15:00 Part 3: Building Your Leadership Style Barry advises us on building our own leadership style (think of style as a set of related behaviors, so leadership style is a set of behaviors that you use to practice leadership). _________________________________ 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 Barry’s LinkedIn Profile, website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, newsletters Unlearn Podcast Companies: ExecCamp, Nobody Studios Barry's books:   Lean Enterprise   Unlearn Stewart Butterfield, CEO of Slack Technologies 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 01:09 Hopeful Ambient Background by pinkzebra 19:30 Happy and Cheerful Acoustic by pinkzebra 14:42 Acoustic Colors by pinkzebra 17:03 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
Sep 14
17 min
090: Carrie Missele on Communication and Curiosity
I invite guests to share personal stories about acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 90, Carrie Missele talks about communication, how a direct report changed her perspective about a book club, and advises us on how we can begin improving how we lead. Prologue Carrie is the Director of Learning and Development at Inspirant Group. In her role, she takes the time to observe, ask questions, and listen to what people at all levels of the organization have to say. Carrie is inherently curious and strives to truly understand other perspectives. She has a results-focused style, is passionate about creating compelling and fun learning solutions, and is always focused on the learner. Carrie challenges outdated thinking about training to help her clients achieve their desired learning and performance results more effectively. 01:19 Part 1: Strengthening Communications In this story, Carrie shares something an instructor said about communication. Learning how to communicate effectively is crucial in any organization. We should strive to improve how we communicate continuously. 08:27 Part 2: Rethinking the Book Club Carrie explains how a conversation with a sales representative who reported to her changed her perception about a book club. 16:35 Part 3: Curiosity Carrie advises us about how we can improve our leadership. Carrie offers a practical approach that we can begin doing immediately. _________________________________ 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 Carrie’s LinkedIn Profile, company website, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube Avoid the 12-Year Gap Trap We Wait Too Long to Train Our Leaders 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 01:00 Uplifting Acoustic Summer by pinkzebra 08:09 Joyful Day by jhunger 16:17 Uplifting Romantic by alexbird 20:24 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
Sep 9
21 min
089: Terry Knickerbocker Helps People Find Their Voice
I invite guests to share personal stories about acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 89, Terry Knickerbocker describes how he handled teaching actors during the pandemic and describes how he could find success virtually. He then shares a story about how someone helped him move forward, even after difficult events. Finally, Terry provides practical advice for helping others and ourselves. Prologue Terry is not a corporate professional, and he’s not a leadership expert. He does know and practice contemporary leadership, though. Terry is the founder and studio director of the Terry Knickerbocker Studio. He has taught and coached well-respected actors such as Sacha Baron Cohen, Sam Rockwell, Michelle Williams, Emmy Rossum, Josh Charles, and Abbie Cornish (to name a few). Terry also continues to work on projects with profound professionals such as Daniel Craig, Michelle Williams, Sam Rockwell, and Zac Efron (again, to name only a few). I encourage you to visit his website, even if you do not act! 01:54 Part 1: Committed to Excellence The pandemic has affected everyone, especially those who teach in person. Terry shares an amazing story about how he adapted to virtual teaching. 15:49 Part 2: Foundation of your Genius Terry talks about resilience and how someone helped Terry continue to move forward, even after difficult events. 21:30 Part 3: Making Space for People to Find Their Voice Terry advises us with practical ways for helping others and ourselves. He talks some about how to handle difficult conversations. _________________________________ 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 Terry’s LinkedIn Profile, website, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook Susan Scott’s book, Fierce Conversations Marshall B. Rosenberg’s book, Nonviolent Communication 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 01:46 Epic Dramatic Inspiring Piano by DmytroIgnatov 15:30 African Delight by simonleng 21:12 The Fast Jazz by TexasBrother 25:00 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
Sep 7
25 min
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