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"How Socially Aware Leaders Create High Performance Cultures" - An Interview with Jason Treu | The Transformative Leader Podcast 043

In this episode of The Transformative Leader Podcast, I’m excited to bring you a discussion with high-performance executive coach, best-selling author, and developer of “Cards Against Mundanity,“ Jason Treu. Jason helps companies develop strong internal relationships to establish a culture where people enjoy showing up to work, consequently increasing productivity and driving revenue. In his work, he recognizes the essential role that interpersonal skills and self-awareness play in successfully leading high performance organizations. A leading expert on human behavior, leadership, influence, and networking, Jason understands that the only way to create HPOs is by creating high-performing cultures, and the only way to do that is by helping leaders uncover their blind spots and replace them with extraordinary habits and skill sets that create success and fulfillment for the whole team. This was a really great conversation with a passionate guest, and listeners really can’t afford to miss this episode!

"The Challenges of Transforming Nonprofit Cultures" - An Interview with Sarah Olivieri | The Transformative Leader Podcast 042

In this episode of The Transformative Leader Podcast, I’m excited to bring you a discussion with nonprofit strategist and leader, Sarah Olivieri. Sarah is a fascinating guest with a wide range of experience in both technical and humanistic domains, speaking on a topic that we don’t cover much on the blog or podcast: nonprofits. That isn’t because I think nonprofits are unimportant, but simply because I have very little experience working directly with them. So I was very interested to learn about the challenges that nonprofits face and how those challenges are being addressed by leaders in the field, such as Sarah and her company PivotGround. I certainly learned a lot in this conversation, and I know my listeners will too. It was an honor to speak to someone doing the truly important work of not just increasing profits for businesses, but helping to make nonprofits better so that they can make the world better for all of us.

"The Transformative Entrepreneur" - An Interview with Jacob Baadsgaard | The Transformative Leader Podcast 036

In this episode of The Transformative Leader Podcast, I am honored to bring you a discussion with fellow kindred spirit, hugely successful advertising entrepreneur, and genuine transformative leader, Jacob Baadsgaard. I know that I describe many guests as “kindred spirits,“ but it applies even more when it comes to Jacob’s story and his approach to business and leadership. We both had a similar entrepreneurial experience, from realizing that our skills were not being fully utilized in the corporate world, to starting our businesses free of debt, and experiencing massive growth as a result of our “serving others first“ approach. Jacob is one of those truly extraordinary individuals who, unlike many in the corporate world, gets “it.” […] He is focused not just on his own success, but passionate about the success and excellence of others, in his business and community. I could go on and on, but suffice it to say, no one will want to miss this fascinating interview with such a rare and exceptional leader.

"The Psychology of Transformative Leadership" - An Interview with Craig Dowden | The Transformative Leader Podcast 035

In this episode of The Transformative Leader Podcast, I am excited to bring you a discussion with business psychologist and positive psychology coach, Craig Dowden, Ph.D. In this episode, Craig takes us through an evidence based road map of becoming an effective leader. As anyone who follows me knows, I am a big fan of positive psychology. But whereas I have been practicing it without a degree for most of my life, Craig is an expert when it comes to this topic and specifically where it relates to leadership and business. During our discussion, Craig brings up fascinating research, data, and studies revealing the rationale behind well-known leadership principles. Although I was familiar with the efficacy of many of these principles, I found the science behind their inner workings to be quite eye-opening, and I’m sure our listeners will feel the same way.

The 90/10 Rule of Effective Communication and Leadership

Each one of us has our own primary or preferred style of communication, and this is something that affects how we show up in pretty much every area of our lives. This is obviously the case in how we speak, write, or behave towards others, but how we occur to ourselves is also subtly influenced by our preferred style of communication. Whether this primary style is rooted in our temperament and natural inclination to be and show up a certain way, or whether it is reinforced and consciously cultivated by the successes we have had using it, we are attached to our preferred style, for better or worse. In the absence of intentional effort to be and show up differently, our default tendencies will always take us back to our familiar mode of operation, even if it may not be the most effective way of conveying our message. This is an important distinction in general, but it is one that it is especially pertinent for speakers to understand and put into action.