What Is The Maverick Paradox?



On this episode of the Ultimate Leadership Podcast, Chris is joined by author, speaker, radio and podcast host Judith Germain. Judith is the “Queen” of The Maverick Paradox, outlining Maverick Leadership. What is a Maverick Leader? Since 2005 Judith has been defining Maverick Leaders as willfully independent people, that demand a new type of leadership. Join this episode as Judith outlines what a Maverick Leader is, and how leaders can embrace the Maverick in us all.


Special Guest Dr. Debra Dupree

The Mindset of Leadership Needs A Change



In this episode of the Ultimate Leadership Podcast Chris is joined by Conflict Coach Dr. Debra Dupree. Dr. Dupree discusses the transition of coming out of pandemic, and what employees are looking for in the future of business. Employees are demanding more flexibility to ensure engagement and satisfaction, and how the mindset of leadership needs to change.

Dr. Debra Dupree of Relationships at Work is a Conflict Coach, extraordinaire Business Mediator, and phenomenal transformational Trainer and Keynote Speaker.  She works with the up and coming, management-challenged, motivated to achieve, entrepreneurs, and the executive suite to develop conscious leadership.  She helps people master their relationships by learning to connect, listen and engage to create emotionally intelligent workspaces.


Leading From The Jump Seat: How to Create Extraordinary Opportunities by Handing Over Control



In this episode of the Ultimate Leadership Podcast Chris is joined by Author, Speaker, and Coach Peter Docker. Peter is the author of his new book Leading From the Jump Seat:How to Create Extraordinary Opportunities by Handing Over Control.

Peter breaks down his concept of Jumpseat Leadership. He breaks down the three main themes of Jumpseat Leadership: Commitment, Humble Confidence, and Belonging.

Our Conversation to explores:

Commitment

  • When something is important enough: Tapping into the power of drivers.
  • The difference between a stand and a position, and why it matters.
  • What Commitment looks like.
  • Finding the signal amongst the noise.
  • Fear, Love and courage.
  • Hope over optimism, and the leader’s role.

Humble Confidence

  • When ego gets in our way – and the source of the antidote.
  • How to be significant.
  • Being yourself.
  • Leading when we don’t know the answer and empowering the collective genius.

Belonging

  • Nurturing a sense of belonging – and why that matters.
  • Responsibility over accountability.
  • When the pressure is on: response over reaction.
  • Handing over control at scale.
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Tips For Developing Your Ethical & Moral Courage



In this episode of the Ultimate Leadership Chris is joined by the shows “resident expert” on  ethical leadership Charles “Chad” Weinstein. Chad shares his knowledge and expertise on developing the moral courage and gives us these three tips.

  1. Know Yourself and What Scares You
  2. Recognize your points of inflection and how to change directions
  3. Reflect on a daily basis

Chad then discusses how to practice ethical leadership while working in the virtual world during the pandemic, and the importance of developing mentorship to assist with cultivating moral courage.

 


Leadership Lessons From the Fire Service



There are leaders in every corner of the professional world. In this episode of the Ultimate Leadership Podcast, Chris is joined by Fire Chief Gary Ludwig. Chief Ludwig has over 40 years of experience leading fire, rescue and Emergency Medical Services. Presently is is the Fire Chief for Champaign Fire Department in Illinois. Chief Ludwig shares his vast experience in the nest ways to motivate the workforce, the biggest leadership lessons, and we chat about his latest book and insights from that reference.


How My Podcast Achieved 11 Million Downloads



In this episode Master Podcast Host Tony D’Urso joins Chris. Tony show The Tony D’Urso Show is heard on Voice American Influencers Channel. Tony’s show highlights successful entrepreneurs and humanitarian endeavors as well as the noteworthy career achievements of others.The Tony D’Urso Show gets up to 100,000 downloads per weekly episode. Tony’s shows have syndicated on Roku, Amazon Alexa & 16 AM/FM U.S. Radio Stations. Tony shares his expertise on how he attained almost 11 million listens of his show. How lead generation through social media builds business exposure. Tony also share his free tool The Vision Map with the audience.


5 Tips for Developing a Healthier You



In this episode of the Ultimate Leadership Podcast we flip the script a bit, we are not talking about professional development, but instead the 5 Tips you need to know about keeping yourself as healthy as possible. Chris is joined by Dr. Nick Barnes. In this crazy time of pandemic, what is the best way to keep ourselves healthier. Dr. Nick shares his expertise on developing a nighttime routine, clean eating, the power of movement, and how hydration aids the body in nutrition of the cells. This is a great show for amazing insight in becoming the best version of yourself. Come and join the discussion.


Tips to Stop Bullying at Work



In this episode of the show Coach, Speaker and Author Jeanie Cisco-Meth joins as a guest. When Jeanie was a young girl, everyone knew she was different. When she got into school, the labeling began. She had so many learning disabilities and physical differences she stood out. She had dyslexia, she couldn’t talk very well, she was legally blind, by the eighth grade she was six feet tall, she was a cancer survivor, and the list goes on. Jeanie has made the it her crusade to stop bullying, not only working in the corporate world, but taking her message right into the schools. Jeanie disses why people bully, how to confront bullies, and she share some insight from her two books.


The Coach & the Monk



One from the archives – This show was originally posted on April 18th, 2018

This week I have two amazing guests: Danny Creed and Craig Marshall. Together they are on a mission to help entrepreneurs make the most out of their ventures. Join us for a truly inspirational talk!

On today’s podcast:

  • How to deal with everyday stress
  • The benefits of meditation
  • Nevermind your failures
  • How to be comfortable with yourself

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How to deal with everyday stress

Danny works with a lot of executives and entrepreneurs, and he realizes that now that we have access to technology 24/7, most of us think that we should do everything. One of the first steps in professional relief of stress is to organize your day.

If anybody tries to sell you time management, run. You have to learn to prioritize the things you need to do and then manage your time accordingly.

A German philosopher once said, “Never allow the most important things in life to be at the mercy of the least important things”.

For thousands of years, yogis have known that most of us think, on average, about 1000 thoughts an hour. The goal of yoga is to slow things down so that we can go deeper and think more creative thoughts.

Yogis developed very simple breathing techniques. When you meditate, your heartbeat slows down and your thoughts slow down as well.

Nevermind your failures

Danny’s philosophy on a mistake or a problem is that it’s a failure only if you don’t learn something from it.

Danny’s four-step process to overcome your failures is:

  1. What happened? Be very honest and don’t point any blame at someone else
  2. Why did it happen?
  3. How will it never happen again?
  4. See you later aka move forward and don’t look back

It’s not a big deal to reframe our challenges if we really understand the need to look at them from another level.

We are all creating our own reality. Our thoughts are turning into things, so it’s really all about focus. If we frame something as a failure, we’re going to get more of it. It’s a spiral and there is no happy ending to an unhappy journey, as Craig likes to say.

We all have inner self-talk. Through meditation and mindfulness practices, we can reframe who we think we are.

Most people live a “circumstantial life”: they believe that once they get all their ducks lined up they will be happy. When we’re at peace, we draw all the circumstances we want.

How to be comfortable with yourself

We’ve been trained to give the easy answer instead of the right answer in life. Danny asks people “Do you live your life in survival mode or possibility mode?”

The Life Success Chart is a pie chart broken down into nine areas of life that Danny and Craig use. They ask people to put a dot in every one of these slices. If you put a dot in the middle of the pie, it means 0, if you put it on the outer side, it is a 10. So if you reply with a 5 at a specific slice, you would place your dot somewhere in the middle.

You end up with 9 dots on the pie chart. If you connect all these dots, it’s an amazing graphic picture to look at.

The word “yoga’ from Sanskrit literally means union. Yoga is a lifestyle, it doesn’t have to do just with the body.

In order to get a hold of our minds, we have to first recognize that sometimes our minds cannot control our minds.


Don’t Sacrifice Your Career for Your Job with Marshall Goldsmith



One from the archives – This show was originally posted on June 19th 2018

 

Are you aware of the habits that are limiting your career advancement? If you want to have more influence and more power, it’s time to put an end to certain patterns of thinking. To help you achieve that, I’ve invited someone I truly admire: author and executive coach Marshall Goldsmith.

On today’s podcast:

  • The profile of the leader of the future
  • Don’t always add value and listen to your people
  • Don’t sacrifice your career for your job
  • Become aware of what is limiting your career and start making changes

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The profile of the leader of the future

The leader of the future has to have four attributes, according to Marshall:

  1. The ability to think globally and being able to manage people in a global setting.
  2. Cross-cultural appreciation. Diversity is not just about dealing with minorities in the US, but also about dealing with different cultures all around the world.
  3. Being tech-savvy. We can no longer hide from technology.
  4. Being able to build alliances and partnerships. Nowadays leadership is much more across, instead of being top-down.
  5. Shared leadership. In the past, leaders assumed they knew more than the people they led. Today the leader is no longer superior. Leaders of the future have to quit being the smartest person in the room.

Don’t always add value and listen to your people

In his job as an executive coach Marshall gives people a lot of feedback. His clients pick the areas in which they need to make the most changes, and he helps them with that.

He says that managers have a constant tendency of giving too much value. It’s very hard for smart, successful people not to constantly add value. Your suggestions as an executive become orders and you can end up diminishing the ideas of your employees.

Before you speak, breathe, and ask yourself, “Is it worth it? If I am not the expert on this topic, why am I speaking? Anything I say will probably end up doing more harm than good.”

Don’t sacrifice your career for your job

Marshall’s latest book, “How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion, or Job”, is a collaboration with Sally Helgesen. The idea was to create a book for any woman who is ready to advance to the next level.

One of the brilliant concepts in the book is sacrificing your career for your job. Women are much more likely to do this than men. They can get so wrapped up in doing a great job, that they don’t really invest in their career. They tend to have this naive assumption that if they do a good job, it should be the best thing to advance their career.

What you should be doing is always looking at that next job. If you’re not careful, you can become indispensable. Then you’re really stuck. Indispensable means, “We can’t get rid of her, she’s adding too much value.”

Become aware of what is limiting your career and start making changes

Women are much better than men at giving credit to others and saying we instead of I. This is generally a good thing. The only problem is that sometimes you need to get promoted.

If you want to make a bigger, more positive difference in the world, you need to have more power. You can’t influence people with no power.

If you want more power, you need to be aware of the things that stop your career. If you think, “I love my team so much, I’m ashamed to be promoted”, you ultimately limit your career and the influence you can have in the world.

We hold on to mental models too much. If we say, “That’s the way I am” with no intention of changing anything, then we will always get what we always got. We always have a choice. If we want more power and more authority, we need to change this way of thinking.