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
018: Jane Bozarth and Acting Upon Stewardship Opportunities
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 18, Jane Bozarth encourages us to seriously consider opportunities, shares a leadership story about saying the right thing at the right time, and explains what being a practitioner means. 00:00 Prologue: Let’s Get Evidence-based! Author and speaker Dr. Jane Bozarth has had a long career in the North Carolina state government. In Part 1, Jane shares a story about her role as the state's eLearning Coordinator. As the Director of Research for The Learning Guild, Jane shares evidence-based research related to talent development. 00:00 Part 1: The Writing Is on the Wall In a previous episode, Judy Hale encourages us to watch for opportunities that may not be obvious. Likewise, Jane shares an insightful quotation about opportunities that is worth knowing. 00:00 Part 2: Calmness Can be Enlightening As we act, we model what it means to lead and to be in management. We do so with our words, our appearance, our nonverbal gestures, and our emotions. Jane shares a story about how her manager responded to a project meltdown. 00:00 Part 3: Reflections and Defining ourselves as Practitioners Jane heartens us to be reflective with our work and intellectualize their practices. Also, she encourages us to think of ourselves as practitioners and explains what being a practitioner means. _________________________________ 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 Episode links Jane’s LinkedIn Profile Jane’s Twitter Jane’s blog The Learning Guild (with a free membership, you can access the monthly reports)    The Learning Guild’s Research Library    Research report: What Works, and What Doesn’t, in Diversity Training Jane’s Amazon Author Page A Sampling of Jane’s evidence-based books    Better Than Bullet Points: Creating Engaging e-Learning with PowerPoint    Social Media for Trainers    Show Your Work 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 00:00 Backsliding by simming 00:00 Latin by TexasBrother 00:00 Upbeat Fun Piano Blues by pinkzebra 00:00 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
Feb 11
28 min
017: Matt Donovan and A Glance in His Leadership Playbook
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 17, Matt Donovan talks about how we can rethink conflict. He envisions how we can transform leadership similarly to how we have shifted to being customer-centric or learner-centric. He cautions us to find a balance between checking-in virtually and doing the work. 00:00 Prologue: The Future Looks Bright! Matt’s GP Strategies title is fitting: Chief Learning & Innovation Officer. Whether because of his role or just because of who he is, Matt is thinking decades ahead into the future about talent development. Since I’ve known Matt, I’ve seen him astound listeners with stories of how organizations are transforming how their workforce learns. I also know Matt as a mentor for emerging professionals. Like most guests, his stewardship is extraordinary! 01:32 Part 1: A Lesson from Martial Arts Practicing martial arts requires physical and mental discipline. Like leadership, each martial art has underlying principles. While you can learn a martial art without understanding the principles, you won’t become proficient. Matt explains a lesson he learned from his father about applying Aikido to engaging conflicting viewpoints. 07:17 Part 2: How should Leadership Shift? To rise from good to great in product development, you need to shift from product-centric to customer-centric. In the talent-development field, the equivalent shift is from topic-centric (or content-centric) to learner-centric. With leadership, Matt believes we need to make a similar shift. 16:35 Part 3: Virtual Collaboration Overload Matt talks about interacting and working with people virtually. When meeting, we need to figure out the balance between checking in with people and doing the work with them. Matt introduces us to Rob Cross’ concept, Collaboration Overload. _________________________________ 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 Matt’s bio GP Strategies What is Agile? The Agile Manifesto(this site might be easier to read the manifesto) In HBR, Rob Cross, Reb Rebele, and Adam Grant: Collaborative Overload Gary DePaul website  Background Music You can find all the musical tracks at Envato Elements. 00:00 Theme music: Inspiring Uplifting Corporate by mixer_drummer 01:12 Happy Vlogger by pinkzebra 07:02 Jazz by gilv 09:51 Climbing Higher Up by jhunger 16:17 Upbeat Retro Hipster by pinkzebra 25:36 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
Feb 10
26 min
016: Phyllis Millikan and Constructive Attribution
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 16, Phyllis Millikan explains how our attitude can change how we interrupt intent and how we perceive our current situations. She discusses when self-reflection is needed to evaluate your role in an organization. Phyllis offers advice about checking in with others, giving your team space to lead, and filling your bucket. 00:00 Prologue: It Is Not about You but about the Talent Around You One of the first things I noticed about Phyllis is that she is happy. Sure, she has life challenges, yet her attitude is positive, uplifting, and contagious. From an Arthur Andersen consultant to a SurePeople Executive Vice President, Phyllis’s career continues to evolve. What hasn’t changed is her commitment to mentor and champion the people around her. 02:03 Part 1: Reducing Attribution Errors through Positive Intent When events aren’t going well and the causes are unclear, we become uncomfortable. Our brains work hard to reduce uncertainty by speculating the intentions of others. Phyllis reminds us that we can control how we make assumptions by believing in good intent. 11:57 Part 2: Career Reflections Leadership involves influencing the environment so others can flourish. Unfortunately, your ability to affect change can become limited, and considering other opportunities to lead may become necessary. 21:56 Part 3: Finding Openings to Shine Phyllis advises us to strengthen self-awareness, empowering your team, and balancing between meeting to just work and checking in. _________________________________ 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 Phyllis’ LinkedIn Profile Phyllis’ bio SurePeople.com Phyllis’ PDF entitled Healthcare Leadership Levers for Reducing Burnout and Increasing Resilience Gary DePaul 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 01:50 Into The Jazz by Korolkov 08:14 Quirky Accordion by pinkzebra 11:42 Market Day by simming 21:42 Think Happy Thoughts by pinkzebra 28:33 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
Feb 9
29 min
015: Marise Kumar Leads at the Macro and Individual Levels
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 15, Marise Kumar discusses insights about the leadership at the c-suite and senior executive level. In her stories, she explains a Montessori value, her experience leading at Whirlpool and Lowe’s, and counsels us to connect and believe in the people we serve. 00:00 Prologue: From Product Development to Customer Experience When I think of customer experience, Marise comes to mind. Through C2B Strategies, a business that she founded, Marise helps global and local organizations, for-profit and nonprofit, create customer-centric business plans by strengthening their value proposition, customer experience, omnichannel marketing, and product development. 01:12 Part 1: Montessori and the Leadership Category Leadership isn’t considered only at the executive and managerial levels. Anyone can practice leadership from the perspective of your role and relationship within a group. Marise tells a story about discovering how a Montessori school values leadership. 05:58 Part 2: Unreasonable Confidence With two examples, Marise illustrates how to behave at the c-suite level to achieve substantial change. 25:42 Part 3: From Believing to the Extraordinary Marise explains how the leadership principles of connecting with others and believing in others are crucial, especially when you are at the c-suite or executive levels. _________________________________ 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 Marise’s LinkedIn Profile Introduction to C2B Strategies, Marise’s company 5 Core Components of Montessori Education 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 01:07 Emotional Solo Piano by pinkzebra 05:40 Hopeful Piano by MARiAN 25:22 Moving Forward by tunestogo 29:52 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
Feb 4
30 min
014: Jack Bucalo Explains Leadership Skills that CEOs Desire
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 14, Jack Bucalo, a leadership development expert, continues to discuss what makes a leadership development program useful for meeting the needs of CEOs and line executives. Jack describes specific hard and soft skills that contribute to attendees’ performance. He then explains action plans. 00:00 Prologue: Recap of Episode 011 In Episode 011, Jack clarified that the CEOs and line executives are the ultimate customers of leadership training. Many executives believe that leadership training repeatedly fails due to the lack of practical business value in helping them run the business. Jack highlighted two highly reputable studies that indicated that middle to upper management leadership training should be more about job-related hard skills than soft skills but instructed together in the appropriate mix and within the practical context of real-world business objectives. 01:18 Part 1: Hard and Soft Skills Jack illustrates what hard and soft skills to use to develop mid-level and upper-level management with two examples. 09:58 Part 2: Action Plans For leadership training to be effective, attendees need to apply what they learn. Jack talks about having the broad parameters of an action plan as a takeaway from the training experience. _________________________________ 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 Jack’s LinkedIn Profile Jack’s articles    Leadership Development Dilemma: Priority on Soft or Hard Skills?    Leadership Development – The Urgent Need for A Major Paradigm Shift    A New Path Forward to Leadership Development Success Article with links to research studies: Leadership development is creating a dilemma HR Exchange Network BIZCATALYST 360° 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 01:00 Acoustic Comedic Hip Hop Loop by Remstunes 09:40 Gentle Acoustic by pinkzebra 15:34 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
Feb 3
17 min
013: Guy Wallace and Clarity of Purpose
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 13, Guy Wallace encourages us to think about our mission, establishes some firm boundaries to instill inclusiveness, and prefaces what we communicate with declarations. 00:00 Prologue: Preserving Legacies through Video Stewardship While Guy has consulted with several clients about performance improvement, most of his consulting has been performance-based instruction. More substantial, Guy has contributed towards curating knowledge about instructional systems design, performance-based instructional analysis, and curriculum architecture design. He has published 135 videos of performance improvement practitioners, researchers, and professors. You can access the recording on the HPT Treasures website (Human Performance Technology). 00:00 Part 1: The Revelation at the Fantail Watch The mission, purpose, or your why (if you prefer) influences how we behave. Guy relates a story that occurred during his service in the Navy. 00:00 Part 2: Inclusiveness Boundaries For inclusiveness to flourish, we need clear boundaries. Crossing the boundaries can invite toxic behaviors, which could trigger disruption within a team, group, or organization. Before diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) became popular, Guy overtly promoted these concepts. 00:00 Part 3: Clarify with Declarations We all could improve how we communicate. As we mature how we build relationships, learning communication techniques help. Guy shares such a technique called declarations. _________________________________ 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 Guy’s website Guy’s 2019 bio and abbreviated version Guy’s LinkedIn Profile Guy’s Twitter Guy’s latest book (2020), Conducting performance-based Instructional Analysis About Dr. Geary A. Rummler The HPT Treasures website About the USS Okinawa(LPH-3) 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 00:00 Happy Upbeat Acoustic with Whistle by pinkzebra 00:00 Cool Orchestral Hip Hop by pinkzebra 00:00 A Cool Jazz by EightBallAudio 00:00 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
Feb 2
31 min
012: Tim Brock with Winning Hearts and Clearing Barriers
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 12, Tim Brock exemplifies the words of William Penn, turns a school around, reveals a surprising consequence, and encourages us to build a reputation of trustworthiness. 00:00 Prologue: Career of Stewardship Throughout his career, Tim has helped others develop professionally. From the Air Force to serving in faculty roles, Tim has passionately instructed students to develop their leadership and expertise. Also, he managed a $40 million Titan II intercontinental ballistic missile launch facility (thank you, Tim, for your service). You can read more about Tim’s career on his LinkedIn profile (link below). 00:00 Part 1: What Every Wing Commander Should Strive to Achieve Tim exemplifies the principle, Believe in Others. At seventeen, Tim applied a William Penn quotation to practice leadership with his four squad leaders. 00:00 Part 2: Change Your Environment to Enable Others to be at their Best Tim tells the story of his first job as a civilian after his military service. As a principal of a private high school, Tim inspired creativity, collaboration, and accountability. While you can imagine the results, Tim shares an unexpected twist. 00:00 Part 3: Relationships, Reputation of Competence, and Trustworthiness Practicing leadership is not only a way to help others mature their mental and moral qualities but also a way to strengthen your own character continuously. _________________________________ 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 Tim’s LinkedIn Profile William Penn and the quotation Image of a picture that I took of the William Penn statue in Philadelphia (2016) Ohio State Leadership Grid: Leader behavior: Its description and measurement Manual for the Leader Behavior Description Questionnaire Edwin A. Locke, The Essence of Leadership 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 00:00 Hopeful Ambient Background by pinkzebra 00:00 Russian Wedding Dance by BrownHouseMedia 00:00 Acoustic Background by pinkzebra 00:00 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
Jan 28
29 min
011: Jack Bucalo and The Limitations of Leadership Development Programs
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 11, I invited Jack Bucalo, a leadership development expert, who characterizes traditional leadership development programs and describes their limitations. He explains what these programs need that’s different from the traditional approach. 00:00 Prologue: Evidence-based Leadership Development Jack Bucalo has authored more than fifty detailed and actionable articles about HR and leadership development. When Jack was the Corporate Senior VP of Human Resources and Chief HR Officer for Fiserv, he partnered with the Chief Executive Officer and the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee to develop the first Fiserv executive development leadership center. 02:12 Part 1: Skills Addressed in Traditional Leadership Development Jack explains that traditional leadership development programs are about training management about soft skills, including leadership styles, behaviors, and interpersonal skills. Yet, CEOs and line executives fail to mitigate leadership performance gaps. 06:37 Part 2: Why Have Traditional Leadership Development Programs Failed? Leadership development programs need a mix of hard and soft skills. Jack shares some reputable research studies that described specific skills that should be included in leadership development. _________________________________ 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 Jack’s LinkedIn Profile Jack’s articles    Leadership Development Dilemma: Priority on Soft or Hard Skills?    Leadership Development – The Urgent Need for A Major Paradigm Shift    A New Path Forward to Leadership Development Success Article with links to research studies: Leadership development is creating a dilemma HR Exchange Network BIZCATALYST 360° 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 01:52 Bring the Fun by pinkzebra 06:17 Blues Background by AudioZen 14:14 Uplifting Acoustic Summer by pinkzebra 14:51 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
Jan 27
15 min
010: Dave Best and Integrity without Reward
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode Ten, Dave Best talks about ways to connect with one another, what it means to encourage growth, and urges us to practice being genuine. 00:18 Prologue: Givers Put Others First I’ve known Dave for about ten years. We met at Lowe’s. Since then, Dave has worked at Wal-Mart and now is a senior manager at The Home Depot. To learn more about Dave, you can view his LinkedIn profile (link below). 01:26 Part 1: Connect with Others Core to leadership is how we interact with people at different levels. Dave shares a story about Mike Abrashoff, a leadership author, that illustrates the challenge of connecting with others. 06:43 Part 2: Encourage Growth Leadership is not about you, but it is about other people. Practicing leadership is about helping others develop their mental and moral qualities, capabilities, and behaviors. In other words, leading people involves building character. 21:08 Part 3: The Real Deal One of the themes of these episodes is being genuine. Dave discusses what this means and how crucial being genuine is when leading. _________________________________ 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 Navy Captain MIKE ABRASHOFF: People Don’t Come to Work to Fail [00:03:50] (monkey story video) 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 01:05 At Jazz by EightBallAudio 06:25 Comedy Pizzicato by Praded 20:50 Softly Building Lite Rock by pinkzebra 27:26 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
Jan 26
28 min
009: Tanae Wolfman Leverages Collaboration
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode Nine, Tanae Wolfman describes how she leads without authority, how she collaborates to build trust, and what she does to keep herself grounded to her guiding principles. 00:21 Prologue: Stewardship through Small Acts I tend to think about stewardship as big acts. Tanae’s stories teach me to reconsider the practice of stewardship. The word means to take care of something, such as a group or property. I tend to think of it as the act of giving back to strengthen a profession. Tanae does this through multiple small acts at the individual level. 01:55 Part 1: Don’t Hesitate and Learning Outside Your Comfort Zone Tanae explains how a Human Resource director’s advice to not hesitate encouraged her to act in unfamiliar ways. Doing so meant accepting a level of discomfort that enabled her to learn and develop professionally. To develop substantially, we need to step outside our comfort zones. 08:44 Part 2: Creating Opportunities for Others to Lead Improving how people work together should be a shared responsibility. Tanae describes how she created opportunities for anyone to voice how teams and cross-functional groups evolve. 13:45 Part 3: How Will You Show Up Today? At the beginning and end of the day, Tanae reveals the technique that enables her to reflect and revisit her guiding principles. _________________________________ 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 Tanae’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 01:40 A New Door Opens by pinkzebra 08:27 Make Me Smile by simming 13:27 This Cool Jazz by EightBallAudio 18:05 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
Jan 21
16 min
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