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Ep 70: Leadership Best Practices

Ep 70: Leadership Best Practices Listen to the Episode Here:In today’s show, I’ll be discussing some of leadership’s best practices. These practices are simple approaches you can use to deepen your leadership and help develop the leadership of those around...

Ep 69: Assessments and Leadership

Ep 69: Assessments and Leadership Listen to the Episode Here:While assessment tools give leaders the opportunity to get an insight into how they (and others) are, how they operate, their default tendencies, and what might be getting in their leaderships,...

Ep 68: Your Relationship to Feedback

Ep 68: Your Relationship to Feedback Listen to the Episode Here:Feedback is an integral part of being a leader. While providing and receiving feedback can seem straightforward, there is actually more to it than meets the eye. Why? People have different...

Ep 67: The Trap of the Specific

Ep 67: The Trap of the Specific Listen to the Episode Here:For the most part, developing transformational leadership will require going against human tendency. If you’re a leader, it is crucial that you are able to point out patterns in yourself and in...

Ep 66: The Opposite is the Same

Ep 66: The Opposite is the Same Listen to the Episode Here:When something is not working, the human tendency is to do the opposite. This tendency is present in even the most powerful of leaders. However, when you as a leader fail to recognise this tendency...

Ep 65: The Right Answer

Ep 65: The Right Answer Listen to the Episode Here:You might not be aware of it but what you might believe as the “right answer,” is nothing more than a product of your beliefs. When you’re a leader working on shifting ground, providing the “right answers”...

Ep 64: The Trap of Your Strong Suit

Ep 64: The Trap of Your Strong Suit Listen to the Episode Here:Every leader has a strong suit, something they’re reliable for, the very first thing they reach out for whenever they encounter challenges. While relying primarily on your strong suit can bring...

Ep 63: Ways Leaders Hide

Ep 63: Ways Leaders Hide Listen to the Episode Here:In leadership that truly transforms, things are not always what they seem. For instance, you can have a leader that seems to be on top of everything but is actually hiding. Make no mistake about it, some...

Ep 62: Being Where You Are

Ep 62: Being Where You Are Listen to the Episode Here:Many leaders may not realise it but they have something in common that they struggle with—being where they are. Unfortunately, it does not help that so much of the current world is designed to move them...

Ep 61: Why Most People Never Manage to Change Their Lives

Ep 61: Why Most People Never Manage to Change Their Lives Listen to the Episode Here:Transforming one’s life can be challenging for many, even powerful leaders. While people have different reasons for their inability to change their lives successfully, not...

Ep 60: Distinguishing Leadership and Coaching

Ep 60: Distinguishing Leadership and Coaching Listen to the Episode Here:At first glance, leadership and coaching can appear one and the same. However, nothing can be farther from the truth. In fact, leaders who use coaching techniques can run into...

Ep 59: Choosing Everything is Choosing Nothing

Ep 59: Choosing Everything is Choosing Nothing Listen to the Episode Here:Many high performing leaders have the tendency to operate with a scarcity of time. While this type of mentality can get a lot of things done, it can also be an indirect way of...

Ep 58: Relating to Yourself as Precious

Ep 58: Relating to Yourself as Precious Listen to the Episode Here:While it might not be obvious to many but the way people relate to themselves can have a significant impact on their leadership. For instance, if you consider yourself fragile/precious,...

Ep 57: Attraction vs. Enrolment

Ep 57: Attraction vs. Enrolment Listen to the Episode Here:As a leader, you are either having people be attracted to you or you’re enrolling them in something. The former will create fast yet short-term results while the latter will create long-term and...

Ep 56: The Listening

Ep 56: The Listening Listen to the Episode Here:Regardless of who you are or what you do in life, people will always have a listening for you. And since this listening is always present, it can be challenging for you as a leader as whatever it is that you...

Ep 55: Stand Fatigue

Ep 55: Stand Fatigue Listen to the Episode Here:While undeniably exhausting, there is no denying standing for people is part of any powerful and transformational leadership. The sad thing however is not everyone is aware what standing for people truly...

Ep 54: Empowered Choices versus Disempowered Choices

Ep 54: Empowered Choices versus Disempowered Choices Listen to the Episode Here:People, including powerful leaders either make empowered choices or disempowered ones. Obviously, the former brings them power, makes them feel like they are in alignment with...

Ep 53: The Gold in Your Judgments

Ep 53: The Gold in Your Judgments Listen to the Episode Here:As people step more deeply into their roles as leaders, they also fall victim to the tendency of losing their humanity. They believe it’s not right for them to judge, regardless if it’s others or...

Ep 52: Impeccability as a Leader

Ep 52: Impeccability as a Leader Listen to the Episode Here:Part of a leader’s job is to be impeccable. Unfortunately, even some of the most brilliant leaders equate impeccability to perfection. And nothing can be further from the truth. On the contrary,...

Ep 51: You Can’t Own Your Impact While Making Yourself Wrong

Ep 51: You Can’t Own Your Impact While Making Yourself Wrong Listen to the Episode Here:One of the most challenging things brilliant leaders face is owning their impact without making themselves wrong. Unfortunately, since many people have been raised to...

Ep 50: Cults versus Leadership

Ep 50: Cults versus Leadership Listen to the Episode Here:On the surface, cults and leaderships can seem very similar. However, when examined closely, it’s easy to see one couldn’t be more different from the other. What’s interesting is many cults often...

Ep 49: Just the Way You Are

Ep 49: Just the Way You Are Listen to the Episode Here:At one point or another in their leadership, leaders will most likely encounter the phrase “just the way you are.” While seemingly harmless, this phrase is actually the antithesis of a really powerful...

Ep 46: Getting Your Needs Met as a Leader

Ep 46: Getting Your Needs Met as a Leader Listen to the Episode Here:Some leaders have this misconception that prioritising the needs of others and putting themselves second is a noble thing to do. However, nothing can be farther from the truth. As a...

Ep 45: What Role Does Vulnerability Play as Leader

Ep 45: What Role Does Vulnerability Play as Leader Listen to the Episode Here:There is no denying vulnerability can be a tricky thing to navigate for those leaders who are looking to establish leadership that truly transforms. After all, vulnerability in...

Ep 44: The High Cost of Advice

Ep 44: The High Cost of Advice Listen to the Episode Here:While giving advice can seem like a noble thing to do at first glance, it’s actually not ideal for those who want to create leadership that truly transforms. Aside from depriving people of the...

Ep 43: How to Have Difficult Conversations

Ep 43: How to Have Difficult Conversations Listen to the Episode Here: Many people have this belief that difficult conversations become less challenging given you can figure out how to do them the right way. What many do not realise however is that when...

Ep 42: You’re Always Winning the Game You’re Playing

Ep 42: You’re Always Winning the Game You’re Playing Listen to the Episode Here:Always winning at the game you’re playing (whether in your personal life or leadership) can seem like a good thing at first glance. However, it can actually be detrimental to...

Ep 41: What Will You Have to Give Up?

Ep 41: What Will You Have to Give Up? Listen to the Episode Here:This might come as a surprise to many but pursuing a leadership that truly transforms will entail more than just giving up the negative tendencies, strategies, etc. that are getting in the...

Ep 39: The Fallacy of the Four Hour Work Week

Ep 39: The Fallacy of the Four Hour Work Week Listen to the Episode Here:Generally, people operate with the belief that the problem is their circumstances and what they are doing. In essence, this is what makes the four hour work week a fallacy—it leads...

Ep 38: Power is a Function of the Amount of Love You Can Bring

Ep 38: Power is a Function of the Amount of Love You Can Bring Listen to the Episode Here:Contrary to what many people believe, powerful leaderships do not rely on love or power alone. If truth be told, your ability to bring the two together—love and...

Ep 37: Getting Complete as a Leader

Ep 37: Getting Complete as a Leader Listen to the Episode Here:Not everyone may be aware of it but many individuals (including the smartest people in the room) tend to operate from a state of incompletion. In other words, many operate from a policy of...

Ep 36: The Essence of Leadership

Ep 36: The Essence of Leadership Listen to the Episode Here:While leadership can seem straightforward, there is actually more to it than meets the eye. In fact, part of the problem nowadays is people think they know what leadership really is when in...

Ep 35: The Danger with Changing Habits

Ep 35: The Danger with Changing Habits Listen to the Episode Here: While changing habits can seem straightforward, it becomes futile when the underlying belief is not examined and changed. Why is this important in transformational leadership? For...

Ep 34: Dealing with Defensiveness

Ep 34: Dealing with Defensiveness Listen to the Episode Here:In today’s episode, I talked about a crucial part of any topnotch leadership—defensiveness. While defensiveness is considered inherent in people, it is unfortunately often seen in a negative...

Ep 33: How You Create the World Around You

Ep 33: How You Create the World Around You Listen to the Episode Here:In this episode, I talked about something that can significantly affect your ability to create transformations and breakthroughs as a leader—how you create the world around you. How...

Ep 32: You Don’t Know and It Doesn’t Matter

Ep 32: You Don’t Know and It Doesn’t Matter Listen to the Episode Here:In this episode, I talked about the brilliance of not knowing. While leaders are typically expected to have everything sorted out, in a leadership that truly transforms such is not the...

Ep 31: The Noble Sacrifice

Ep 31: The Noble Sacrifice Listen to the Episode Here:In today’s episode, I talked about noble sacrifice—a topic that’s important for leaders, especially those who want to create true transformation. While seemingly straightforward, noble sacrifice can...

Ep 30: Taking Ownership

Ep 30: Taking Ownership Listen to the Episode Here: In today’s episode, I talked about a powerful quality many leaders think they embody—ownership. While taking ownership can seem straightforward, there is actually more to it than meets the eye. Come join...

Ep 29: Why Are You So Busy?

Ep 29: Why Are You So Busy? Listen to the Episode Here: While most people see busyness as a good thing, such is not the case at all times. If you’re a leader who want to create breakthroughs, you need to see busyness from a totally different perspective....

Ep 28: Selfish Generosity

Ep 28: Selfish Generosity Listen to the Episode Here: In this episode, I’ll discuss something that’s tricky for many leaders (seasoned and new) to navigate—generosity. Are you being genuinely generous or are you generous just to have your needs met? How...

Ep 27: Acknowledgement

Ep 27: Acknowledgement Listen to the Episode Here: In today’s episode, I talked about a fundamental part of transformative leadership. Unfortunately, it’s also something that’s widely underutilised and poorly misunderstood—acknowledgement. What is...

Ep 26: Impossible Goals

Ep 26: Impossible Goals Listen to the Episode Here: For transformative leadership to happen, you need to set impossible goals. But what are impossible goals really? How do you gauge if you’re setting an impossible goal or just a stretched one? The latter...

Ep 25: Working with Fear

Ep 25: Working with Fear Listen to the Episode Here: If you want to create the impossible and become an inspiring leader, you have to do more than just confront your own fears—you have to work with the fear of others as well. So how exactly do you turn...

Ep 24: Your Change is Keeping You Stuck

Ep 24: Your Change is Keeping You Stuck Listen to the Episode Here: Many brilliant people share one common fear—the fear of being wrong. If you are one of the smartest people in the room, it is highly likely this is something you can attest to....

Ep 23: Sex and Leadership

Ep 23: Sex and Leadership Listen to the Episode Here: In this episode, I’ll tackle an interesting topic leaders face at one point or another. We’ll explore how sex and leadership play out and interact and how a leader should deal with both effectively and...

Ep 22: Inspiring Possibility

Ep 22: Inspiring Possibility Listen to the Episode Here: While people sometimes mistake one for the other, there is a huge distinction between management and leadership. In the former, there’s no emphasis placed on inspiration, no thinking outside the...

Ep 21: Blindspots

Ep 21: Blindspots Listen to the Episode Here: In today’s show, I’ll discuss something that can block your flow and put a limit on your leadership—blindspots. What makes this topic important? Well, for starters, blindspots are tricky. In fact, while...

Ep 20: When People Won’t Take Action

Ep 20: When People Won't Take Action Listen to the Episode Here: In this episode, I’ll discuss something leaders have to deal with at one point or another—what to do when people won’t take action. Understandably, this is something many leaders find...

Ep 19: Red-Faced Leadership

Ep 19: Red-Faced Leadership Listen to the Episode Here: In today’s episode, I’ll talk about an important subject that can get in the way of your leadership when not addressed accordingly—embarrassment. While the word is often associated with something...

Ep 18: Triggering People

Ep 18: Triggering People Listen to the Episode Here: At first glance, triggering people might seem like something any good leader should avoid at all cost. However, nothing can be farther from the truth. If you’re a leader looking to create transformative...

Ep 17: Conversation with Brandon Evans

Ep 17: Conversation with Brandon Evans Listen to the Episode Here: In today’s special episode, I will be chatting with a brilliant man with a huge heart—Brandon Evans. While able to easily build and run successful businesses, Brandon realised what he was...

Ep 16: How to Do Authenticity as a Leader

Ep 16: How to Do Authenticity as a Leader Listen to the Episode Here: Let’s get one thing clear: transformational leadership is no walk in the park. It will require you to see things from different perspectives, sometimes from angles that might seem...

Ep 15: Your Impact as a Leader

Ep 15: Your Impact as a Leader Listen to the Episode Here: In today’s episode, I’ll tackle another key element in transformative leadership—being present to our impact as leaders. While unfortunate to note, this is one thing many leaders have the tendency...

Ep 14: What is the Smartest Person in the Room

Ep 14: What is the Smartest Person in the Room Listen to the Episode Here: Do you have brilliance in spades? Are you witty, charming, a master at networking? Do you have a powerful presence? Then chances are you are one those people referred to as the...

Ep 13: Quitting

Ep 13: Quitting Listen to the Episode Here: In this episode, I talked about a key concept in transformational leadership that’s often misconstrued—quitting. It’s safe to assume the word often gets a bad rep. However, if you want to create breakthroughs...

Ep 12: Standing for Someone

Ep 12: Standing for Someone Listen to the Episode Here: While crucial, standing for someone is a concept that’s rarely talked about in leaderships. In fact, it would be safe to assume not everyone knows what the whole idea is truly all about. To give you...

Ep 11: Leading from the Breakdown

Ep 11: Leading from the Breakdown Listen to the Episode Here: In traditional leadership, leaders create results that are safe and predictable. While it’s all well and good, it’s not groundbreaking and it’s not what transformative leadership is all about....

Ep 10: Being a Clearing for Leadership

Ep 10: Being a Clearing for Leadership Listen to the Episode Here: In today’s episode, I’d be tackling something even the most brilliant of leaders have difficulty dealing with—acknowledging their role in the way way people under them are showing up....

Ep 9: Leading with an Open Heart

Ep 9: Leading with an Open Heart Listen to the Episode Here: As a leader, do you act condescending? Are you resentful? Do you feel disconnected? While the aforementioned are different responses, they are all manifestations of the same thing—leading with a...

Ep 8: Integrity in Leadership

Ep 8: Integrity in Leadership Listen to the Episode Here: In today’s episode, we’re going to tackle a word that’s often associated with good leadership—integrity. Gandhi gave a very straightforward definition of the word. For him, it means “being in...

Ep 7: Leading Past Right and Wrong

Ep 7: Leading Past Right and Wrong Listen to the Episode Here: While your ability to be always right can take you far in the leadership ladder, it can also hinder your potential to create truly transformative leadership. Looking through the lens of just...

Ep 6: Dealing With Quitters

Ep 6: Dealing With Quitters Listen to the Episode Here: In today’s episode, I’ll discuss quitting inside the context of developing leadership. In some instances, leaders will get to a point where they would want to quit. And contrary to popular belief, it...

Ep 5: How You Relate to Someone is Determinative

Ep 5: How You Relate to Someone is Determinative Listen to the Episode Here: Those who have tried leading can attest that leadership is not all fame and recognition—it also comes with its own set of challenges. In today’s show, I’ll tackle one of the most...

Ep 4: Conversation with Kevin Lawrence

Ep 4: Conversation with Kevin Lawrence Listen to the Episode Here: I first bonded with today’s special guest over video games and eventually, I discovered there is more to him than just his gaming prowess. In today’s episode, Kevin and I talked about...

Ep 3: Leading vs. Managing Your Life

Ep 3: Leading vs. Managing Your Life Listen to the Episode Here: Many leaders want to make a difference in the lives of others. However, the impact is way more profound if it will also translate in the way we live our lives. To ensure we’ll be able to...

Ep 2: Being Right About Leadership

Ep 2: Being Right About Leadership Listen to the Episode Here: While people who train to elevate their leaderships need to be lauded and applauded, there is a downside to training they should look out for. Problems arise when leaders get too attached to...

Ep 1: Pilot Episode

Ep 1: Pilot Episode Listen to the Episode Here: Nowadays, there’s a whack-load of information on leadership that it’s hard to accurately determine what the word truly means. In this episode, we’ll tackle once and for all what leadership really is (and...