I started the first version of this show back in April 2009 and although the show has grown and changed over the years we have always looked beneath the surface of the leaders I interview
On this the 300th episode of Leadership & Loyalty we chat with my guest Kimra Luna: With her bright blue hair and punk rock style, she is probably the last person you’d expect to have become a millionaire, or to be profiled in The Huffington Post, Business Insider, Yahoo! or Forbes.com.
In a modern day “rags to riches” story, 30-year-old mother-of-three Kimra went from growing up on welfare to becoming a highly-sought after personal branding and social media expert -- earning over a million dollars in her first 18 months in business. She now leads a community of over 90,000 entrepreneurs.
More about the host Dov Baron: http://FullMontyLeadership.com
When your family business becomes bigger, a chance occurs in the organization. Usually it is called: Governance.
Who has a voice in making decisions and who is accountable for those decisions? Ultimately, it is the 'Norms' of the organization that rule. And that may or may not be in the best interests of the organization.
If the purpose is not clear, the Board has challenges. Dov covers all this and more in today's exciting episode.
Do you have a fear of conflict? Let me help you out… Get Over It!
I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there is a direct link between being a decisive leader and being a master of conflict.
Bottom line: As a leader, if you cannot embrace healthy conflict you will have a hard time committing to your decisions.
Great leaders are masters of conflict because they are willing to passionately disagree about the things they hold as most important.
As a leader, you are a walking, talking living example to your people, they can and only will do what it is that you demonstrate through your own behavior.
Are you sick, tiered and angry about the quality leadership we are dealing with today...particularly at a political level? Do you wish someone would step up and call the craziness out?
Our guest today is someone who decided to do something about it. Yes, I know it’s shocking but he got angry about the way things were going and decided to do something about it. My guess today is a highly in demand leadership expert, speaker and author who I am honoured to call my friend (not in the Hollywood sense) but a real friend. He is someone I highly respect as a leader of leaders.
He’s also an outspoken individual who is committed to making a difference. And as a result has decided to jump into the crazy game of politics. He has chosen to run for the US House of Representatives as a Libertarian
His slogan is "Not One. Penny. More." My mate Mr Jim Bouchard. Jim is always an outstanding guest and this time was no exception. I was just thinking how our discussion was in many ways an example of what healthy politics would look like.
Passionate, heated (not always in agreement) and fighting for a common good!
This is what the fools don't understand...We don't have to agree to like and respect each other to get along and make a difference. Check out Jim's Libertarian stance and get his free book here...I promise you'll find it highly stimulating!
Are you interesting or interested?
Are there any REAL Leaders left?
Before I answer, I have to ask another question: Do you want to hear the absolute truth?
I’m talking about the raw truth and definitely Not some buttered up, make it sound better than it is bunch of B.S. What I’m talking about is just you and me, sitting across the table from each other speaking our truth.
(A word of caution…. What you are about to read will likely piss some people off. Maybe even you!)
If you are ready to hear the absolute truth then I’m here to tell you that…
There are no REAL Leaders anymore.
Don’t believe me? Take a look around.
You and I both know that leadership in its present form is a about as effective as a Jell-O© bullet.
The problem is, we’ve been trained to believe someone is a leader because of position, title or accumulation of goodies, and it’s about time we realized; that’s not “real” leadership.
So let’s boil leadership down to its core…
Note that I said consciously. That means they aren’t following you because they have to, they’re supposed to, or for any other reason than you, their leader, are the example of the way they want to be!
So let’s take a look at some so-called leaders we have today.
Is telling the truth while climbing the corporate ladder the kiss of death?
Not according to Mindy Mackenzie.
According to Mindy having the courage to tell the truth is the ultimate solution, to scaling success mountain and having a personal life while building a career.
Mindy Mackenzie is a sought-after speaker among major corporations and conferences. An expert on truth-telling in the workplace, Mindy is undaunted by the proverbial elephant in the room, she has a knack for getting at the heart of what her audience really wants to know.
Before founding MM Enterprises, Mindy served as Chief Performance Officer of Beam, Inc., where she was responsible for a team of 150 and led consistent outperformance with market share gains and double-digit earnings growth. In this role, Mindy earned the nickname of the “Velvet Hammer” because she crushed the norm of avoiding sensitive topics, but she did it with style and grace. Prior to working at Beam, Mindy spent five years at Campbell Soup Co. and nine years at Wal-Mart, advancing through various Senior Leadership HR and Organizational Development roles.
More on Mindy Mackenzie: http://mindymackenzie.com
More on your host Dov Baron: http://FullMontyleadership.com
“What do you stand for?” Do you feel a sense of purpose and mission but you find yourself standing around waiting for permission?
How can you use social media to recreate and re-launch yourself and your mission as a brand.
He’s an award winning digital thinker, author, television & radio commentator, in demand speaker and educator, Chris Dessi is the CEO and Founder of Silverback Social. Silverback is an award winning digital marketing agency. Chris regularly appears on CNBC, CNN, Fox News, Good Day NY etc.
Chris has written 3 books. His first is a leading social media book titled "Your World is Exploding: How Social Media is Changing Everything - and How you Need to Change with it."
Chris is also author of a leading personal branding book titled “Remarkable You: Launch Your Personal Brand, Become a Thought Leader.”
And “Just Like You: 24 Interviews of Ordinary People Who've Achieved Extraordinary Success.” For this book he interviewed a wide range of folks from a massively varied set of backgrounds.
And why being a pissed off loser could be the key to your future success?
More about the Host Dov Baron: http://FullMontyLeadership.com
Dov Baron talks about the recent shooting in Orlando. Was it Islamic terrorism or a Hate Crime?
Mass shootings in the USA drive today's episode.
ORLANDO, Fla. — The gunman who went on a shooting rampage in a popular gay nightclub here shot nearly all of his victims in the first stages of the assault, then was utterly “cool and calm” while he talked by phone to law enforcement officials about further carnage, claimed allegiance to the Islamic State and praised the Boston Marathon bombers, officials said on Monday.
As officials offered new details about the worst mass shooting in American history, which left 49 people dead and 53 wounded, Chief John Mina of the Orlando Police Department said that the gunman, Omar Mateen, 29, told police negotiators — falsely, they later discovered — that he had explosives and accomplices at Pulse nightclub.
Mr. Mateen eventually made comments persuading them that “there would be an imminent loss of life,” Chief Mina said, prompting the chief to end a three-hour standoff and order the assault that killed Mr. Mateen and freed dozens of people in trapped in the club.
On This episode of Dov Baron's Leadership and Loyalty Podcast our guest Jared Nichols.
Jared Nichols is a deep futures strategist,
executive advisor, speaker, and coach.
He provides the tools to help leaders and
organizations gain competitive advantage,
seize new market opportunities, drive in
new revenue, and increase profits.
As one of the few people in the world to hold a
Masters Degree in Strategic Foresight, Jared is sought out by leaders, organizations, and entrepreneurs to help them identify and create their long-term successful future.
Why and how to leverage the technology that's available to us. On this show Jared Nichols guides us through the process of not just looking around the next corner but rather the next five corners.
To find out more about Jared go to:
More on the host http://FullMontyLeadership.com
Muhammad Ali was an American professional boxer, widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sporting figures of the 20th century.
The legendary boxer died of septic shock after several days in the hospital with a severe respiratory illness, his family said through a spokesperson. He did not suffer, they said. Ali’s daughter Hana said that her father’s heart kept beating 30 minutes after his other organs failed, “Our hearts are literally hurting,” she wrote. “But we are so happy daddy is free now.”
Living your passion.
How much do you live your passion?
Technology and Succession
Until recently, the way the boss ran the business was the 'only way'. Today, that is not the case.
Dov shares the history of Kodak and it's final fate. Why do we never hear about them now? They came up with digital photography, but ignored it and were bypassed by all the digital camera makers and chips.
Reacting to what happens is not enough. Think Blockbuster Videos.
NextGen leaders have a unique view of what's coming and how to use that technology. If you don't tap into their knowledge, you could be the next Blockbuster... and not in a good way!
Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few years, you know that the recession has aggravated what already was a deteriorating relationship between employers and their employees. While things weren’t rosy before, now everyone knows someone (or has experienced it themselves!) who has been caught in layoffs, buyouts, downsizing, capsizing, and reductions in benefits, not to mention freezes on new hires, pay raises, and promotions.
And you also know the result: People are willing to abandon companies like the proverbial rats on a sinking ship because no one feels safe!
The reason isn’t rocket science. If you even suspect that the ship you are on could go down and something else comes along, there’s a good chance you’d jump ship too. Think about it. The fear doesn’t have to be based on facts; a nasty corrosive rumour can have people racing toward the exits just as easily.
A Wharton School of Business article says that most companies can expect to lose anywhere between 20 and 50 percent of their employees in any given year. Few things are more disruptive and costly to your business than an unexpected exodus from your talent pool.