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We are obsessed with helping you grow to your maximum potential and to maximize the impact of your leadership. Each month, we will produce four episodes to help you grow and develop as a leader. Twice a month you will hear personal leadership lessons from our Founder, Doug Smith. The other two episodes will be interviews with high-level leaders. Our hope is that you will not only learn great leadership lessons but that you will catch great leadership from the lives of the leaders and lessons we expose you to.

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We are obsessed with helping you grow to your maximum potential and to maximize the impact of your leadership. Each month, we will produce four episodes to help you grow and develop as a leader. Twice a month you will hear personal leadership lessons from our Founder, Doug Smith. The other two episodes will be interviews with high-level leaders. Our hope is that you will not only learn great leadership lessons but that you will catch great leadership from the lives of the leaders and lessons we expose you to.

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Every episode is packed full of great content that I can practically apply to my leadership. Doug is the best interviewer and his questions draw out incredible answers from some of the nations top leaders. I truly love this podcast!

Awesome Podcast!!!

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Doug, host of the L3 Leadership Podcast, highlights all good aspects and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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William Host

By So freakin good! - May 17 2020
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Every episode is packed full of great content that I can practically apply to my leadership. Doug is the best interviewer and his questions draw out incredible answers from some of the nations top leaders. I truly love this podcast!

Awesome Podcast!!!

By Clarisse Gomez - Mar 03 2020
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Doug, host of the L3 Leadership Podcast, highlights all good aspects and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
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L3 Leadership Podcast

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We are obsessed with helping you grow to your maximum potential and to maximize the impact of your leadership. Each month, we will produce four episodes to help you grow and develop as a leader. Twice a month you will hear personal leadership lessons from our Founder, Doug Smith. The other two episodes will be interviews with high-level leaders. Our hope is that you will not only learn great leadership lessons but that you will catch great leadership from the lives of the leaders and lessons we expose you to.

Rank #1: What it Takes to be Top Beachbody Coaches with Melanie Mitro and Katy Ursta

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In this episode of the L3 Leadership podcast, Doug interviewed Melanie Mitro & Katy Ursta, two of the top Beachbody coaches in the world. They talk about what it takes to get to the top and stay there, leadership development, their daily disciplines, money, their struggles, and more.

To see the notes and ways to connect with Melanie and Katy, go to the show notes at L3Leadership.org/episode127.

Connect with L3 Leadership: Website: L3Leadership.org LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/l3-leadership Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/L3Leader Twitter: @L3leader Instagram: @l3leadership Podcast: The L3 Leadership Podcast in iTunes How You Can Help this Podcast: To listen to past interviews, go to my podcast page. Subscribe to this podcast Rate and leave a review of the podcast Share the content on Social Media Sign-up for my L3 Leadership Newsletter If you have an idea for a future podcast you would like to hear or a leader you would like me to interview, e-mail me at dougsmith@l3leadership.org. If you enjoyed the podcast, please rate it on iTunes and write a review.

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Dec 29 2016

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Rank #2: Leadership Principles with Gerald Brooks - L3 Leadership

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In this episode, Doug interviews Gerald Brooks, Founding Pastor of Grace Outreach Center.

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Aug 31 2015

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Rank #3: Episode #6: Personal Growth: A Decision You Must Make | Leadership | Business

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This is a message Doug spoke at the Pittsburgh Service Summit at Carlow University on April 4th, 2012. In this message, Doug focuses on the decision to have a plan for personal growth! Personal growth isn't an option for leaders. Listen to this to learn why you need a personal growth plan and how to develop a personal growth plan for you!

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Apr 04 2012

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Rank #4: How to be Famous at Heaven and at Home with Michelle Myers, Founder of She Works His Way

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In this episode of the L3 Leadership podcast, you'll our interview with Michelle Myers, Founder of She Works His Way, a business that helps train women to pursue their passions while keeping God & Family as their top priorities.

To see the notes and ways to connect with Michelle Myers go to the show notes at http://www.L3Leadership.org/episode172.

You can listen to our Lightning Round interview with Michelle in episode #173.

Michelle's Bio:

After meeting at seminary in Texas, Michelle married her husband, James, while they were both getting their masters degrees in Christian Education. Today, James serves as a campus pastor for Biltmore Baptist Church. They love raising their two boys, Noah & Cole, in the beautiful Asheville, NC. Of all her hats (and you know Michelle loves her hats!), the favorite ones she wears are that of wife & mom.

After doing fitness all wrong herself & battling an eating disorder for 4 years, Michelle certainly never expected to have credibility in the field…but God had other plans. Not only did Michelle write about her journey in The Look that Kills: An Anorexic’s Addiction to Control, but God continued to open doors for her in the health industry.

Linking arms with Team Beachbody has been an amazing journey for Michelle, creating friendships & freedom she never imagined. Michelle loves working out from home, using their premium nutrition supplements and supporting others to have similar success. She is an Elite coach within the company, and she even finished 2013 as #15 out of over 150,000 coaches.

In 2013, Michelle launched Cross Training Couture, a faith-based fitness line for women. This ministry was on Michelle’s heart after seeing so many “empty” phrases written on tanks in popular fitness stores. She wanted a line of “witness wear” to encourage women to remember that it’s so much deeper than the number on the scale. Fitness is about having the energy to be everything God calls you to be.

After launching two successful businesses, God stirred a desire in Michelle to train other women to pursue their passions while keeping God & their family their top priorities. She Works His Way exists to put the focus on teaching the Bible & how that applies to business & life, rather than teaching business & time management skills, sprinkling with Scripture. As an extension of this ministry, she also does social media & brand consulting for like-minded businesses & ministries.

Due to her commitment to her young family & Myers Cross Training, Michelle takes very limited speaking engagements & clients. However, if you’re interested in booking Michelle to speak for your event or consult for your business/ministry, you may inquire here.

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L3 Leadership exists to build and develop a community of leaders that grow to their maximum potential, develop the courage to pursue their dreams, and to become great leaders in their families, communities, cities, nations, and their world. Learn more at http://www.l3leadership.org

Connect with L3 Leadership: Website: L3Leadership.org LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/l3-leadership Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/L3Leader Twitter: @L3leader Instagram: @l3leadership Podcast: The L3 Leadership Podcast in iTunes

How You Can Help this Podcast: To listen to past interviews, go to my podcast page. Subscribe to this podcast Rate and leave a review of the podcast Share the content on Social Media Sign-up for my L3 Leadership Newsletter If you have an idea for a futu

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Dec 03 2017

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Rank #5: Women in Leadership, Managing Work and Family, and Pulling off a Successful Leadership Transition with Julie Mullins, Senior Pastor of Christ Fellowship

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In this episode of the L3 Leadership podcast, you will hear our interview with Julie Mullins, Senior Pastor of Christ Fellowship in West Palm Beach, Florida. This interview is broken into two episodes. In this episode, you will hear Julie share her advice for women in leadership, how to handle the tension between being a mom and building a ministry, how to make it in leadership over the long-haul, and how to pull off a successful leadership transition.

In part two of the interview, which you can listen to in episode #158, you will hear Julie talk about organizational leadership, how to develop and sustain culture, her favorite books, her advice to her younger self, and more. You'll find links to connect with Julie below. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!

To see the notes and ways to connect with Julie Mullins, go to the show notes at L3Leadership.org/episode157.

Julie's Bio:

Julie Mullins and her husband, Todd, are the Senior Pastors of Christ Fellowship Church in South Florida.  Christ Fellowship is a diverse, multi-site church that is having a great impact regionally and around the globe. Julie serves on the Directional Leadership Team and is passionate about building healthy church culture and empowering leaders.

Julie started Hope for Freedom - an initiative to fight human trafficking in her home state - and opened the first safe house on the east coast of Florida, caring for trafficked minor girls. Her "favorites” are building a church with her husband, watching their son lead worship and great pastries #foodie. Julie and Todd love serving on the ARC Lead Team and believe in the mission and vision of planting life-giving churches!

Connect with L3 Leadership: Website: L3Leadership.org LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/l3-leadership Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/L3Leader Twitter: @L3leader Instagram: @l3leadership Podcast: The L3 Leadership Podcast in iTunes

How You Can Help this Podcast: To listen to past interviews, go to my podcast page. Subscribe to this podcast Rate and leave a review of the podcast Share the content on Social Media Sign-up for my L3 Leadership Newsletter If you have an idea for a future podcast you would like to hear or a leader you would like me to interview, e-mail me at dougsmith@l3leadership.org.

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Jul 31 2017

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Rank #6: Episode #81: The Top Lessons I Learned in 2015

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In this episode, Doug shares the top 13 lessons he learned in 2015.

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Jan 12 2016

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Rank #7: Traci Morrow on Her Journey from Pleasing People to Leading People

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In this episode, you'll hear Doug interview, Traci Morrow. You'll hear Traci talk about her journey from pleasing people to leading people.

For ways to connect with Traci and links to everything we discussed in the show notes, go to http://www.l3leadership.org/episode249

To learn more about Traci, go here: https://www.tracimorrow.com/

Thanks for tuning into this week’s episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast. If you enjoyed this episode, please head over to Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Play to subscribe and leave us a rating and review.

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Apr 13 2020

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Rank #8: Episode #34: John Nuzzo, Pastor of Victory Family Church | Leadership | Ministry

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In this episode, I interviewed Sr. and Founding Pastor of Victory Family Church, Pastor John Nuzzo.

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Apr 02 2014

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Rank #9: What it Takes to Manage Life and the Pittsburgh Pirates with Clint Hurdle, Manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates

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In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, Doug Smith interviews Clint Hurdle, Manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates. They talk about Clint's favorite moment as the Pirates manager, coaching, leadership, faith, family, and more!

To learn more about Clint, go to the show notes at L3Leadership.org/episode123

Clint's Bio:

Clint Hurdle was named manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates on November 15, 2010, thus becoming the 39th manager in the organization's history. The 2016 season will mark his 42nd overall in professional baseball. Hurdle has led the Pirates to the postseason in three consecutive seasons, joining Fred Clarke (1901-1903) and Jim Leyland (1990-1992) as the only managers in club history to do so. Under Hurdle's guidance, the Pirates posted the second-best record in the Major Leagues in 2015 (98-64) and the best mark overall from May 9 thru the end of the season (85-48, .639). In his five seasons as Pittsburgh's manager, Hurdle has posted a 431-379 record. He picked up career win #900 on 6/12/15 and his 431 managerial victories in a Pirates uniform rank seventh on the club's all-time list. In addition, Hurdle enters the 2016 season ranked sixth in wins among active managers (965). For his efforts in 2015, Hurdle finished fourth in the voting for N.L. Manager-of-the-Year by the BBWAA; he finished second to Washington manager Matt Williams in 2014. During the 2014 campaign, Clint picked up his 800th career managerial victory on May 23 and was a member of Mike Matheny's coaching staff at the All-Star Game in Minnesota. Hurdle was named the 2013 National League Manager-of-the-Year by the BBWAA after leading the Pirates to a 94-68 record and their first postseason berth since 1992. He received 25 first-place votes and was listed second on the other five ballots, as well as being the only manager in either league named on all 30 ballots. Hurdle was just the second Pittsburgh manager to win the award, joining Jim Leyland, who won in 1990 and 1992. Hurdle also captured Manager-of-the-Year honors from The Sporting News in 2013, joining Billy Meyer (1948), Danny Murtaugh (1960, 1970) and Jim Leyland (1988, 1990, 1992) as past winners in club history. Hurdle spent 2010 as the Hitting Coach of the A.L. champion Texas Rangers, a club that led the Majors with a .276 average during the regular season - paced by A.L. MVP Josh Hamilton (.359 average, 32 homers and 100 RBI) and Vladimir Guerrero (.300 average, 29 homers and 115 RBI). Prior to joining the Texas coaching staff on November 5, 2009, Hurdle spent over 15 years in the Colorado organization, serving as a minor league hitting coordinator, Major League hitting coach and manager at the big league level. He compiled a 543-625 record while serving the Rockies as manager from April 26, 2002, until he was relieved of his duties on May 29, 2009. Clint has the most wins of any manager in Colorado team history, winning his 500th career game on August 29, 2008 at Los Angeles. In 2007, Hurdle led the Rockies to the World Series as the club captured its first National League pennant in franchise history. The 2007 club, which won 11 straight games in September, won 21 of its 22 games leading up to the World Series, where Boston pulled off a four-game sweep. During the 2007 post season, the Rockies swept the Phillies in the Division Series and Arizona in the Championship Series before falling to the Red Sox in the Fall Classic. For his efforts in 2007, Hurdle received four first-place votes and finished third in the voting for N.L. Manager-of-the-Year. His '07 squad also compiled the highest single-season fielding pct. in Major League history (.989), a mark that still stands. Clint also served as manager of the National League in the 2008 All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium, the longest game (time, innings) in All-Star history (the N.L. lost 4-3 in 15 innings in a

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Nov 28 2016

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Rank #10: Episode #23: 20 Tips for Getting into the Best Shape of Your Life | Fitness | Health

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In this episode, Doug shares 20 tips to help you get into the best shape of your life!

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Jul 23 2013

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Rank #11: Episode #74: I'm 30 and Thriving (Part 2): The Top Lessons I Learned in my Twenties

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In this episode of the Learning to Lead podcast, I share more of the top lessons I learned in my twenties. Lessons include topics like: leadership, character, personal growth, family, money management, intentional living, servant leadership, finding a spouse, and more. We hope this lessons helps you build a solid foundation on which to build your life upon. Enjoy!

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Oct 31 2015

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Rank #12: How to Develop Yourself and the Leaders Around You (Part 1) with Doug Smith

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In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, you’ll hear our Founder, Doug Smith, share 7 principles that will help you develop yourself and the leaders around you.

To see the notes and ways to connect with Doug Smith, go to the show notes at L3Leadership.org/episode164.

Connect with L3 Leadership: Website: L3Leadership.org LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/l3-leadership Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/L3Leader Twitter: @L3leader Instagram: @l3leadership Podcast: The L3 Leadership Podcast in iTunes

How You Can Help this Podcast: To listen to past interviews, go to my podcast page. Subscribe to this podcast Rate and leave a review of the podcast Share the content on Social Media Sign-up for my L3 Leadership Newsletter If you have an idea for a future podcast you would like to hear or a leader you would like me to interview, e-mail me at dougsmith@l3leadership.org.

If you enjoyed the podcast, please rate it on iTunes and write a review.

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Sep 26 2017

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Rank #13: Episode #19: Ed Glover, Founder of Urban Impact | Leadership | Ministry

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This month I sat down and interviewed Ed Glover, founder of Urban Impact. We talked about ministry, leadership, and how to make an impact in the inner city.

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May 01 2013

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Rank #14: The Habits and Disciplines of Great Leaders - L3 Leadership

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In this episode, you'll hear a talk Doug Smith gave at our L3 Leadership Beaver County breakfast. He spoke on the habits and disciplines of great leaders. We believe this lesson will be extremely practical for you as a leader.

To see Doug's notes, go to the show notes at L3Leadership.org/episode121

Connect with L3 Leadership: Website: L3Leadership.org LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/l3-leadership Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/L3Leader Twitter: @L3leader Instagram: @l3leadership Podcast: The L3 Leadership Podcast in iTunes How You Can Help this Podcast: To listen to past interviews, go to my podcast page. Subscribe to this podcast Rate and leave a review of the podcast Share the content on Social Media Sign-up for my L3 Leadership Newsletter If you have an idea for a future podcast you would like to hear or a leader you would like me to interview, e-mail me at dougsmith@l3leadership.org. If you enjoyed the podcast, please rate it on iTunes and write a review.

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Nov 06 2016

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Rank #15: From Being Homeless to Working for Dave Ramsey and Helping Thousands of Students all over the Nation with Anthony Oneal

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In this episode of the L3 Leadership podcast, you'll hear our interview with Ramsey Personality, Anthony Oneal.

Anthony currently helps thousands of students all over the nation make good decisions with their money, relationships, and life.

In the interview, you will hear Anthony share his story. When he was 19 years old, he was $25,000 in debt and homeless. In the interview, you will hear him talk about how he got there and how he got out. You'll also hear us talk about his advice to parents, what lessons he's learned from working for Dave Ramsey, and so much more!

To see the notes and ways to connect with Anthony go to the show notes at http://www.L3Leadership.org/episode185.

About Anthony:

At age 19, Anthony ONeal was deep in debt and short on hope with no direction of where his life was headed. But after hitting rock bottom, he turned his life around and committed to helping students find and pursue their passions. A Wall Street Journal National Best-Selling Author, Anthony has helped thousands of students make good decisions with their money, relationships and education to live a well-balanced life. Now Anthony has joined Ramsey Solutions to spread this encouraging message to students nationwide as a Ramsey Personality.

Before joining Ramsey Solutions, Anthony was the pastor of One Way Youth Ministries at The Bethel Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida. Under Anthony’s leadership, it became one of the fastest growing youth ministries in the country. His youth conferences, concerts and events have drawn enormous crowds, and he’s spoken for some of the biggest names in the industry, including Bishop T.D. Jakes’ MegaFest Youth Ministry, television personality, Judge Glenda Hatchett and boxer, Roy Jones. Anthony has also appeared on Fox and Friends, CNN and TBN. You can follow Anthony on Twitter and Instagram at @AnthonyONeal and online at facebook.com/aoneal.

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L3 Leadership exists to build and develop a community of leaders that grow to their maximum potential, develop the courage to pursue their dreams, and to become great leaders in their families, communities, cities, nations, and their world.

Learn more at http://www.l3leadership.org Connect with L3 Leadership: Website: L3Leadership.org LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/l3-leadership Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/L3Leader Twitter: @L3leader Instagram: @l3leadership

How You Can Help this Podcast: To listen to past interviews, go to my podcast page. Subscribe to this podcast Rate and leave a review of the podcast Share the content on Social Media Sign-up for my L3 Leadership Newsletter If you have an idea for a future podcast you would like to hear or a leader you would like me to interview, e-mail me at dougsmith@l3leadership.org. If you enjoyed the podcast, please rate it on iTunes and write a review.

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Mar 08 2018

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Rank #16: How I Get Stuff Done and Stay Motivated with L3 Leadership Founder, Doug Smith

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In this episode, you'll hear L3 Leadership Founder, Doug Smith, share how he gets things done and stays motivated.

To download the show notes or to see a transcript, go to http://www.l3leadership.org/episode217.

About Doug Smith:

Doug is the Director of Development at Light of Life Rescue Mission, a non-profit that helps the homeless, in Pittsburgh, PA. He is the Founder of L3 Leadership, a company that connects and develops leaders through training, events, mastermind groups, and membership.

He is also the host of the L3 Leadership podcast, where he has interviewed world-class leaders such as Dr. Henry Cloud, Dr. Les Parrott, Liz Wiseman, Mike Tomlin, and many others.

He is married to his high school sweetheart, Laura. Together, they love family, personal growth, travel, working out, and serving others.
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L3 Leadership exists to build and develop a community of leaders that grow to their maximum potential, develop the courage to pursue their dreams, and to become great leaders in their families, communities, cities, nations, and their world. If you have an idea for a future podcast you would like to hear or a leader you would like me to interview, e-mail me at dougsmith@l3leadership.org.

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Feb 11 2019

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Rank #17: Jenni Catron on the Sacred Privilege of Leading Others

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In this episode of the podcast, you will hear our interview with Jenni Catron, Founder of the 4Sight Group. You will hear us talk about the sacred privilege of leading others, women in leadership, coaching, writing, speaking, and more. 

To download the show notes or to see a transcript, go to http://www.l3leadership.org/episode235.

About Jenni Caton:

Jenni Catron is the founder of The 4Sight Group, a consulting group focused on developing healthy leaders and thriving organizations through coaching, consulting and culture workshops.

She is also a writer, speaker, and leadership expert committed to helping others lead from their extraordinary best.  Jenni’s passion is to lead well and to inspire, equip and encourage others to do the same. She speaks at conferences and churches nationwide, seeking to help others develop their leadership gifts and lead confidently in the different spheres of influence God has granted them.

Jenni is the author of several books including Clout: Discover and Unleash Your God-Given Influence and The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership. Jenni blogs here and contributes to a number of other online publications as well. Outreach Magazine has recognized Jenni as one of the 30 emerging influencers reshaping church leadership.

A leader who loves “putting feet to vision”. She has served on the executive leadership teams of Menlo Church in Menlo Park, CA and Cross Point Church in Nashville, TN. Prior to ministry leadership, she worked as Artist Development Director in the Christian music industry.

Jenni loves a fabulous cup of tea, great books, learning the game of tennis, and hanging out with her husband and their border collie.

Our Vision:

L3 Leadership exists to build and develop a community of leaders that grow to their maximum potential, develop the courage to pursue their dreams, and to become great leaders in their families, communities, cities, nations, and their world. If you have an idea for a future podcast you would like to hear or a leader you would like me to interview, e-mail me at dougsmith@l3leadership.org.

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Nov 11 2019

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Rank #18: The Top Lessons I Learned in 2019

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In this episode, you'll hear Doug Smith share the top lessons he learned in 2019. He shares lessons on expanding your capacity, leadership, mentoring, loving people, and faith.

To download the show notes or to see a transcript, go to http://www.l3leadership.org/episode236.

About Doug Smith:

Doug is the Director of Development at Light of Life Rescue Mission, a non-profit that helps the homeless, in Pittsburgh, PA. He is the Founder of L3 Leadership, a company that connects and develops leaders through training, events, mastermind groups, and membership. He is also the host of the L3 Leadership podcast, where he has interviewed world-class leaders such as Dr. Henry Cloud, Dr. Les Parrott, Liz Wiseman, Mike Tomlin, and many others. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Laura. Together, they love family, personal growth, travel, working out, and serving others.
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L3 Leadership exists to build and develop a community of leaders that grow to their maximum potential, develop the courage to pursue their dreams, and to become great leaders in their families, communities, cities, nations, and their world. If you have an idea for a future podcast you would like to hear or a leader you would like me to interview, e-mail me at dougsmith@l3leadership.org.

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Jan 02 2020

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Rank #19: Leadership Lightning Round with Michelle Myers, Founder of She Works His Way

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In this episode of the L3 Leadership podcast, you'll our lightning round interview with Michelle Myers, Founder of She Works His Way, a business that helps train women to pursue their passions while keeping God & Family as their top priorities.

To see the notes and ways to connect with Michelle Myers go to the show notes at http://www.L3Leadership.org/episode173.

You can listen to part one of our interview with Michelle in episode #172.

Michelle's Bio:

After meeting at seminary in Texas, Michelle married her husband, James, while they were both getting their masters degrees in Christian Education. Today, James serves as a campus pastor for Biltmore Baptist Church. They love raising their two boys, Noah & Cole, in the beautiful Asheville, NC. Of all her hats (and you know Michelle loves her hats!), the favorite ones she wears are that of wife & mom.

After doing fitness all wrong herself & battling an eating disorder for 4 years, Michelle certainly never expected to have credibility in the field…but God had other plans. Not only did Michelle write about her journey in The Look that Kills: An Anorexic’s Addiction to Control, but God continued to open doors for her in the health industry.

Linking arms with Team Beachbody has been an amazing journey for Michelle, creating friendships & freedom she never imagined. Michelle loves working out from home, using their premium nutrition supplements and supporting others to have similar success. She is an Elite coach within the company, and she even finished 2013 as #15 out of over 150,000 coaches.

In 2013, Michelle launched Cross Training Couture, a faith-based fitness line for women. This ministry was on Michelle’s heart after seeing so many “empty” phrases written on tanks in popular fitness stores. She wanted a line of “witness wear” to encourage women to remember that it’s so much deeper than the number on the scale. Fitness is about having the energy to be everything God calls you to be.

After launching two successful businesses, God stirred a desire in Michelle to train other women to pursue their passions while keeping God & their family their top priorities. She Works His Way exists to put the focus on teaching the Bible & how that applies to business & life, rather than teaching business & time management skills, sprinkling with Scripture. As an extension of this ministry, she also does social media & brand consulting for like-minded businesses & ministries.

Due to her commitment to her young family & Myers Cross Training, Michelle takes very limited speaking engagements & clients. However, if you’re interested in booking Michelle to speak for your event or consult for your business/ministry, you may inquire here.

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Dec 04 2017

18mins

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Rank #20: Episode #32: Saleem Ghubril, Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Promise | Leadership | Ministry | Christianity

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In this episode, Doug interviews the Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Promise, Saleem Ghubril.

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Feb 10 2014

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Transitioning Well In Leadership with Clint Hurdle | Former Manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates

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In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, you’ll hear Doug Smith interview Clint Hurdle, Former Manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates on the topic of transitioning well in leadership. 


About Clint Hurdle:

Clint Hurdle is the former manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates, a position he held for nine seasons, earning him the title of NL Manager of the Year in 2013. Before working with the Pirates, Clint managed the Colorado Rockies and helped them achieve the 2007 National League pennant. Clint formerly played baseball for the Kansas City Royals along with the Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals, and New York Mets and was featured in Sports Illustrated in 1978.



Key Take Aways from the Interview:

  • Clint talks about the importance of modeling positivity, faith, and character off of the ballfield and in life. 
  • What did you intentionally do to make an impact? I was intentional about listening to people and see people. I never wanted to make someone feel like they were less than I was, or that I was greater than they were. I surrounded myself with people who told me what I needed to hear, not what I wanted to hear. We are to have a “white-belt mentality”, realizing that there is always so much to learn. 
  • The message that I would leave the people of Pittsburgh with is: The best is yet to come. 
  • Clint talks about the impact that God has had in his life. 
  • There’s always going to be people who are smarter than you and have more talent than you, but you should never be outworked or be out-prepared. 
  • Transition well. I believe there is beauty in honoring the exit. So many people focus on the entrance of a new leader, but I believe that your exit is more important than your exit. When transitioning out of a leadership role, exit well and give the next person level ground to succeed.


Quotes:

“You model the behavior you want to instill in others.” – Clint Hurdle



Conversation Link:

https://www.clinthurdle.com/



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Jul 21 2020

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Integrating Love Into Your Leadership with Joel Manby

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In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, you’ll hear Joel Manby talk about how to integrate love into your leadership.
4 Key Leadership Insights:

1. What did I do to “get out of the pile” or get noticed as a younger leader? 

  • Certainly, the following characteristics helped: skillset, intuition, the anticipation of the next steps, but more than anything… work ethic. “I may have not been the smartest, I was the most hard-working”. “I did the very best job that I could in everything that I did.”

2. What does loving people in an organization look like?

  • There has to be processes and systems put in place to hold up your organizational values. These are systems that reward and correct according to your values and desired culture. 
  • Leading with love is not a soft thing or just a “Christian” thing. Leading with tough love is often the case. Leading with tough love means holding people accountable and having difficult conversations in order to uphold your company’s vision and values. 

3. A rule of loving leadership: Praise in public, admonish in private. 

  • A simple cadence that I’ve followed when offering this tough love is: Praise them for their strengths, admonish them specifically and briefly, and put them right back on the horse. 

4. Your guests will never rise above the enthusiasm and interest of your employees.
About Joel Manby:
Joel has been the CEO of major corporations for over 25+ years leading organizations such SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, Herschend Enterprises (the largest family-owned theme park and entertainment company in the United States), Saab Automobile USA, and  Amazon’s car selling partner, which was sold to CarsDirect.com in 2001. Joel summarized these leadership principles in my book Love Works detailing how to integrate “love the verb” into the leadership ethos and philosophy of any organization. 


Joel is currently the non-executive Chairman of Orange, a non-profit organization dedicated to the development and distribution of student, youth, and next-generation curriculum to over 9,000 churches in 40+ countries. In addition to his duties as chairman of Orange, Joel consults and speaks on Love Works, crisis leadership lessons, and other leadership topics designed to fit the needs of an audience.
Episode Links:
https://joelmanby.com/

Love Works

Joel’s Blog

Need a laugh? Check out Joel’s Folsom Prison parody: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wCICnvRszU

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Jul 14 2020

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It's Not Over: Why Your Best Days Are Ahead Of You with Josh Gagnon, Pastor of Next Level Church

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In this episode, you'll hear Josh Gagnon, Founder and Lead Pastor of Next Level Church in New Hampshire, share about his latest book, "It's Not Over", and why your best days are ahead of you.
About Josh Gagnon

Joshua Gagnon is the founding and lead pastor of Next Level Church, regularly recognized as one of the fastest-growing churches in America. He is known for his uniquely authentic communication style that makes the hope found in Jesus relevant to people of every background. He and his wife, Jennifer, raise their two sons in New Hampshire.

In It’s Not Over, Pastor Joshua Gagnon's recently released book, he reminds us that we were born to dream—and to dream big. In fact, our dreams have the power to shape our lives. Join Joshua in discovering the answers to these questions and many more…

  • How does dreaming help you discover your purpose?
  • How do you identify if a dream is even worth chasing?
  • How do you overcome resistance, criticism and doubt?
  • How do you pray bold prayers when you don’t feel like praying at all?
  • How do you finish strong on the journey toward your dream?



Episode Summary:

  • None of us are born with grounded dreams. However, our past is often the shadow over our past. 
  • A God-sized dream can't be put out by discouragement.
  • God's delays are not denials. God's delays prepare us for our destinies. 
  • Embrace the season in the shepherd's fields. Those seasons in the shepherd's field prepare us for our future in the palace. 
  • Never leave the assignment you have now, unless you can find someone to take your place.
  • David found someone to oversee the flock before he went to slay the giant. 
  • Vision is pointless unless you have a culture that can carry it and handle it. 
  • Every leader has a vision. The key is having the culture in your staff and organization to execute that vision.


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Jul 07 2020

47mins

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The Confident Leader with Dan Reiland, Executive Pastor at 12stone Church

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In this episode, you'll hear Dan Reiland, Executive Pastor of 12Stone Church, share how to lead through crisis and how to be a confident leader. 

Episode Summary: 

  • Dan shares how in crisis, all the people who follow you want is a little direction. As leaders, it's crucial that give direction in times of crisis.
  • In Crisis, leaders have to listen better than they've ever listened before.
  • There are two parts to being a confident leader:
  • Knowing that God is with you.
  • Developing your personal character, skills, and traits.
  • "The formula for disaster is when you don't do anything with what you find out needs to grow and change."
  • "Self leadership is the essence of character development."
  • Sometimes we overcomplicate coaching. It's simply listening well and knowing what words to give.
  • To be a #2 in an organization, you have to have the ability to navigate all authority and no authority at the same time. That you have the strength to lead, but don't have to lead.
  • My first advice to young leaders... Don't try and rise too fast! Build the thing that you've been given, and you'll get more.
  • My second advice to young leaders... Enjoy it. Enjoy the process of growing what you've been given.


About Dan Reiland:

Dan Reiland is Executive Pastor at 12Stone Church in Lawrenceville, Georgia. He previously partnered with John Maxwell for 20 years, first as Executive Pastor at Skyline Wesleyan Church in San Diego, then as Vice President of Leadership and Church Development at INJOY.

Dan is best known as a leader with a pastor’s heart and a coach’s instincts. He truly loves the local church, and is described as one of the nation’s most innovative church thinkers.  His passion is developing and empowering leaders who want to grow, are willing to take risks, and enjoy the journey.

Links Mentioned:
Amplified Leadership by Dan Reiland

The Confident Leader by Dan Reiland

12Stone Church


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Jun 23 2020

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Our Vision & Values

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In this episode, you'll hear Doug Smith share the Vision and Values of L3 Leadership. 


Episode Summary: 

  • Our Vision at L3 Leadership:
    • We Gather, Connect, and Develop Leaders - We are obsessed with helping leaders develop to their maximum potential and to maximize the impact of their leadership.It’s how we believe we’ll make our dent in the universe. 
    • 1,000 Leader Mandate - We have the vision to reach 1,000 leaders. If we’ll do this and teach them values, we could change our world. 1,000 members!
  • Our DNA/Core Values
    • Leadership
    • Community
    • Character
    • Growth
    • Intentionality
  • What does a leader look like after being a part of L3 Leadership?
    • Fully known, fully loved, fully challenged.
    • Transformed - They can tell a story
    • Living Intentionally
  • The 5 things we do:
    • L3 Leadership Podcast
    • Membership
    • Mastermind Groups
    • ELP/LP Leadership Collaboratives
    • L3 One Day


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Jun 09 2020

20mins

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My Leadership Journey with Doug Smith | An Interview with John Nuzzo

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In this episode, you'll hear John Nuzzo, Senior Pastor of Victory Family Church, interview Doug Smith, Founder and CEO of L3 Leadership. They discuss Doug's leadership journey and passion for leadership development.

Episode Summary: 

  • Doug shares his story from drug dealer to passionate leader. 
  • John talks about the importance of making sure your passion doesn't get tainted by ego. 
  • Doug shares the purpose of L3 Leadership. 
  • Doug wants to do for others, what was done for him.
  • Masterminds are small groups of leaders who could each other accountable. We want every L3 Member to be in a Mastermind Group where they can be fully known, fully loved, and fully challenged. 
  • We can't have people living life alone. Leaders need to be in a community. 
  • Your humility will become a magnet to more mature, more esteemed leaders.

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Jun 03 2020

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Life at 35 with Doug Smith

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In this episode, Doug Smith reflects on the top 10 lessons he's learned in his 35 years of life.

Episode Summary:

  • At 35, I’m starting to see the compounding effect of handling a lot of days well in my twenties.
  • I’m observing what life will be like when I am 55, 60, and 65 and realizing that life is short and I had better make a difference!
  • I’m learning the importance and power of rest for the first time in my life.
  • I’m doubling down on the importance of family.
  • I’m moving from leadership theory to leadership practice.
  • God is giving me something to say. There are a lot of people talking that have nothing significant to say because they haven't put in the effort to develop themselves.
  • At 35, I’m recognizing that life and leadership are hard and there are times I will want to give up and stop growing, but I must continue on and endure to the end.
  • I’m more passionate about adding value to people than I’ve ever been.
  • At 35, health and fitness are still a huge priority and what I eat is more important than it’s ever been! Leaders, take care of yourselves! Workout and eat clean.
  • I’m most grateful to be living out my purpose.


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May 26 2020

28mins

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Leadership Pain with Sam Chand

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In this episode, Dr. Sam Chand talks about how our leadership will only grow to the threshold of our pain.

  • Most people don't see how seriously I take every call, email, and interview. "You never know who you are helping."
  • What's the difference between the leader of a large organization and a small organization? Pain-tolerance is the key differentiator.
  • Pain isn't age centric. You'll deal with pain all throughout your leadership journey. 
  • Idealism must be kept. Those who are older, don't trample on others' idealistic dreams. "Let people dream!" 
  • Regardless of age or season, "stay idealistic!"
  • The best advice that was ever given to me is "Live long & live clean."
  • It's important to have truth-tellers in your life. These are people that care more about keeping you out of the ditch than your opinion of them. 
  • The number one question I ask leaders is "How are you doing... really?"

"You'll only grow to the threshold of your pain" - Sam Chand

About Sam Chand:

Dr. Chand was named in the top-30 global Leadership Gurus list, and consults with large churches and businesses on leadership and capacity enhancing issues. He's the Founder & President of Dream Releaser Coaching and Dream Releaser Media & Publishing. Sam conducts worldwide leadership conferences and serves on the board of Beulah Heights University where he served as the President.

Sam has served as a leadership consultant to many of the worlds greatest leaders such as Craig Groeschel, Bishop T.D. Jakes, and John Maxwell. 

Connect with Sam Chand:


Resources:

Link to Sam's best-selling book Leadership Pain

Link to Sam's Leadership Institute


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May 18 2020

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Tony Horton on Why You Should Never Give Up On Your Dreams

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In this episode, you'll hear Doug interview Tony Horton, Founder of P90X. In the interview, Tony shares his story, lessons he's learned, and encourages you to never give up on your dream.

To find ways to connect with Tony and for links to everything discussed in the show notes, go to http://www.l3leadership.org/episode252

About Tony Horton:

Tony Horton is the wildly popular creator of the best-selling fitness series: P90X®, P90X2®, P90X3®, and Ten Minute Trainer®, and most recently his 22-Minute military-inspired workout, 22 Minute Hard Corps®. Tony is a world-class motivational speaker and the author of top-selling books “Bring It”, Crush It!” and his latest motivational book, “The Big Picture” 11 Laws that will change your life. He has appeared on countless television programs as a fitness and lifestyle expert to promote healthy living through exercise and proper nutrition. In keeping with Tony's passion for a healthy lifestyle, he's teamed up with the beauty experts at Ultimate Salon Professionals to create his new hair and skincare line, TH Care by Tony Horton, because he believes what goes on your body is just as important as what goes in it.

In the interview:

  • Tony talks about his lesson learned through his humble beginnings and how to sticking with your vision. 
  • He teaches us the balance of knowing when to quit and when to press on. 
  • Tony discusses the importance of putting in the effort to be outstanding in your field. 
  • He stresses the necessity of focusing on your character as you become well known. 
  • He talks about what he learned through his life-altering diagnosis with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. 
  • Tony talks about not letting failure deter you. 
  • To keep moving in the direction of your passions and dreams. 
  • He tells us about two universal truths: 1) We have control over what we eat. 2) We have control over how much we move.

“Do your best and forget the rest” -Tony Horton

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May 04 2020

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Leadership Insights | An Interview with Andrew Olsen from the Rainmaker Fundraising Podcast

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In this episode, you'll hear Andrew interview Doug on his podcast, The Rainmaker Fundraising Podcast.

Andrew Olsen is a #1 Best Selling author, speaker, and nonprofit marketer. He’s helped raise more than $250 million for nonprofits. With more than 20 years of leadership experience, he currently advises nonprofit leaders, boards, and development teams through strategic consultation, coaching, and classroom instruction. Andrew is a Senior Vice President at Newport ONE and instructor at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business.
Top 10 Leadership Insights from my conversation with Doug Smith

1. Leadership is influence.

2. Everyone is a leader and everyone has to grow to maximize leadership impact.

3. Leadership is about people. If the people aren’t better as a result of your presence, you’re not leading well. 

4. Leading is challenging. As John Maxwell says, “If you’re a leader, there will never be two easy consecutive days in your live.” 

5. If you wouldn’t follow yourself, why would you expect others to follow you? 

6. The power of “just relaxing” in your leadership.

7. Telling people what you think they want to hear isn’t leadership. You have to care enough to be candid, even when the feedback might hurt a little. 

8. In leadership, character trumps skill all day long.

9. The most influential leaders love people, but they don’t depend on being loved by people. 

10. If you’re going to grow as a leader, you’re going to have to take risks. You’ll fail sometimes, but that’s ok. That’s part of the process. There’s so much more in this episode than what I’ve outlined here. I guarantee you’ll get a ton of value out of this conversation today!

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Apr 27 2020

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Brad Cooper on How our Greatest Leadership Lessons Are Often Learned in our Darkest Seasons

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In this episode, you'll hear Doug interview Brad Cooper, Lead Pastor of Newspring Church. They talk about leading in crisis, how to properly honor leaders, and why sometimes our greatest lessons come out of our darkest seasons.

For show notes, go to http://www.l3leadership.org/episode250

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Apr 20 2020

57mins

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Traci Morrow on Her Journey from Pleasing People to Leading People

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In this episode, you'll hear Doug interview, Traci Morrow. You'll hear Traci talk about her journey from pleasing people to leading people.

For ways to connect with Traci and links to everything we discussed in the show notes, go to http://www.l3leadership.org/episode249

To learn more about Traci, go here: https://www.tracimorrow.com/

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Apr 13 2020

56mins

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A Step by Step Process on How to Lead Your Organization Through COVID-19 or Any Other Crisis

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In this episode, you'll hear Doug Smith share his step by step process for leading an organization through COVID-19 or any other crisis.

You'll learn:

What your leadership team should be thinking through?
How to form and run a crisis task force.
How and what to communicate to your staff.
How to stay connected with your team.

For show notes, go to http://www.l3leadership.org/episode248
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Apr 06 2020

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Leadership Lessons Learned from Leading 250,000 People with John Donovan, Former CEO of AT&T Communications

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John Donovan is the former CEO of AT&T Communications, a global telecommunications company serving millions of customers worldwide. John has decades of experience working in executive leadership roles, including as the Executive Vice President of Product, Sales, Marketing and Operations at Verisign Inc. and the Chairman and CEO of inCode Telecom Group Inc. 

John joins me today to share the leadership lessons he has learned from leading over 250,000 people at AT&T. He shares his perspective on hard work, being committed to self-improvement, and why achieving success in your career is more than following a few simple steps like a recipe in a cookbook. He explains why he believes ‘your world is your mentor’ and the lessons you can learn from every person you encounter. He also shares the lessons he’s learned by creating a life plan, his perspective on achieving work-life balance, and how leaders can create and sustain great company cultures.

“You should never look to succeed alone or fail alone.” - John Donovan

Today on the L3 Leadership Podcast:

  • The challenges John faced throughout his career that set him apart and led to his success as an organization leader
  • Why John doesn’t believe there is a recipe for succeeding in life or business and his strategy for preparing for the next level of leadership 
  • The difference between a mentor and a career advocate
  • John’s advice for aspiring and emerging leaders
  • The importance of being honest and authentic and the value of emotional maturity and knowing your core values as a leader
  • John’s morning routine and why he always tries to “own the morning”
  • The importance of taking career risks while you’re young and John’s perspective on work-life balance
  • Lessons John has learned regarding money and happiness  
  • Cultivating a healthy mindset to manage the stress and pressure of being a leader

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Mar 23 2020

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How To Lead During Crisis and Lead Through COVID-19 with L3 Founders Doug and Laura Smith

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In today’s episode, Laura and I share our thoughts on how to lead during times of crisis. Specifically, we'll be sharing our thoughts on how to lead through the Corona Virus epidemic. We believe that in times like this, it's more important than ever to for leaders to speak up and lead well. We hope that this episode will encourage and equip you to lead better in times of crisis.

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Mar 16 2020

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My Step by Step Process for How You can Get a Meeting with Anyone

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You are one relationship away from changing your destiny - how will you plan accordingly? By being intentional with your networking strategy, you can open doors to meetings with leaders you never thought you’d ever have the opportunity to be in the same room with. With the right approach, you have an even greater opportunity to transform your one-time coffee meeting into a long-term mentoring relationship.

In today’s episode, I share how to score meetings with anyone, including those at the top of your bucket list. I discuss how to bring a unique proposition to every meeting and add value to the leader sitting at the other end of the table. I also highlight how to show each leader you meet with that you truly know and value who they are, and make yourself unforgettable in their eyes as a result.

“You attract who you are, not what you want.” - Doug Smith 

Today on the L3 Leadership Podcast:

  • The impact that relationships can have on your professional trajectory
  • One of the most important personal growth principles to consider if you want to spend time with leaders
  • Why it is so essential to build your credibility as a leader
  • The importance of balancing expectations with gratitude
  • How to get started with creating your own bucket list
  • A key question to ask at the end of every meeting you have
  • How to effectively reach out and request a meeting with a leader
  • How approaching meetings with intentionality and showing respect for people’s time
  • Why you should research the person you are connecting with before the meeting
  • What to bring to your meetings and why you should take notes
  • The importance of following up with a thought-out thank you note
  • When, and under what conditions, you should ask for a second meeting

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Mar 09 2020

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Becoming World Class Entrepreneurs, Marketers, and Event Planners with Kay and Shi

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Sister entrepreneurs Kay and Shi are the owners of the Squeeze In Restaurant Group. The duo helped grow Squeeze In from a family restaurant into a national brand that serves millions of guests in 12 locations across four states and generates 10 million dollars in annual revenue. 

Today, Kay and Shi join me to share their lives as entrepreneurs and the secrets to planning world-class events. They illustrate how they became part of the family business and explain how they evolved as the leaders that they are today. They also reveal the biggest mistakes first-time event planners make, as well as underscore the importance of visualizing an event from the perspective of an attendee. “Success requires support, community, cultivation, and mentorship.” - Shila Morris

Today on the L3 Leadership Podcast:

  • Developing leadership skills and why leaders are made and not born
  • How John Maxwell inspired Kay and Shi to become leaders and expand their business
  • The impact of focusing on people, systems, and efficiencies and how they helped scale Squeeze In
  • How Kay and Shi invest in their employees and why it’s difficult for smaller businesses to invest in people and culture
  • How Kay and Shi developed their marketing and event planning skills
  • How to organize and plan a world-class event and the importance of focusing on attendee experience
  • The biggest mistakes first-time event planners make
  • How to assess an organization’s marketing success
  • How Kay and Shi maintain work-life balance and avoid burnout

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Leaders… You are one idea and one connection away from changing your destiny - and the destiny of your company. If you’re ready to be inspired, motivated, and influenced to change the future of your organization, to lead effectively, and to inspire others within your company and community - join us for our 2nd annual L3 Leadership Conference. Registration: L3OneDay.com use the promo code Podcast to receive an exclusive discount. 

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Mar 02 2020

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Encore Episode: Wisdom on Life and Leadership from Clint Hurdle, Former Manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates

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Clint Hurdle is the former manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates, a position he held for nine seasons, earning him the title of NL Manager of the Year in 2013. Before working with the Pirates, Clint managed the Colorado Rockies and helped them achieve the 2007 National League pennant. Clint formerly played baseball for the Kansas City Royals along with the Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals, and New York Mets and was featured in Sports Illustrated in 1978.

Today, Clint joins me to share the life and leadership philosophies he has developed throughout his sports management career. Clint highlights his belief in the importance of honesty, transparency, and open communication when working with others and the role of faith and service in his life. Clint also discusses why we tend to resonate more with failure than success and how to use setbacks along the journey to propel us towards more ambitious goals. 

“You model the behavior you want to instill in others.” - Clint Hurdle

Today on the L3 Leadership Podcast:

  • What Clint learned about leadership in transitioning from player to coach 
  • What Clint feels is the “greatest separator,” the quickest way to build trust, and why boundaries within relationships are important
  • Putting truth, empathy, and humanity first, even in tough professional conversations 
  • How to actively gain wisdom and the importance of finding your personal “why”
  • Why people tend to relate more to failure than excellence
  • The value of investing time in people and Clint’s philosophies on money and happiness
  • Clint’s views on praise, criticism, choices, consequences, and his “Mount Rushmore group”
  • What young leaders should know about failure and vulnerability 
  • The importance of being present and doing one thing at a time


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Join Us at the 2nd Annual L3 Leadership Conference! Leaders… You are one idea and one connection away from changing your destiny - and the destiny of your company. If you’re ready to be inspired, motivated, and influenced to change the future of your organization, to lead effectively, and to inspire others within your company and community - join us for our 2nd annual L3 Leadership Conference.

Register: L3OneDay.com use promo code Podcast to receive an exclusive discount!

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Feb 24 2020

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How to Get a Debt Free Degree & Tackle the Student Loan Crisis in America with Ramsey Personality Anthony ONeal

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Anthony ONeal is a thought leader on topics including money, life, and education. He is the best-selling author of Debt-Free Degree and Graduate Survival Guide: 5 Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make in College.  Anthony, who turned his life around after being massively in debt at the age of nineteen, is a public speaker providing valuable insight to teenagers and millennials around the country on how to start their lives and careers on the right track. He has been featured on CNN, Fox News, and the Dave Ramsey Show. 

Today, Anthony joins me to discuss the ideas and strategies from his book Debt-Free Degree and share his insights on how to approach the education system without going into debt. He shares his thoughts on student loan forgiveness and how ending student loans would impact the cost of college. 

“The caliber of your future will be determined by the choices you make today.” -  Anthony ONeal

Today on the L3 Leadership Podcast:

  • Why Ramsey Solutions focuses on addressing the student debt crisis
  • Insight into Anthony’s book Debt-Free Degree, and the intended purpose of the book
  • The impact of student loans, and whether they set up young people for success or failure
  • How to get through college debt-free 
  • Advice for students and families who haven’t financially planned for post-secondary school 
  • Whether a traditional educational route is necessary for success
  • The common motivation most young people have for making their educational decisions
  • Anthony’s thoughts on student loan forgiveness, and when he believes the government should play a role in student loans 


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Feb 17 2020

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3 Reasons Why Leaders need to be in the Room at our L3 One Day Conference (and other leadership events)

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Will you put yourself in rooms that will grow your leadership capabilities this year? Attending in-person leadership events is a crucial aspect of gaining professional insight and making connections that could lead you in any number of directions.  By attending conferences such as the L3 Leadership Conference and bringing your team with you, you can tap into your potential and open doors to grow your leadership, your network, and your future. 

Today, I discuss why you should incorporate attending professional events such as the L3 Leadership Conference into your leadership development strategy. I share why connecting with people in-person is so crucial and why you need to delve into the heart of leadership, not merely focusing on short-term strategies and tactics.  I also highlight a bit of background on the L3 Leadership Conference and why I hope you will attend this year or in one of the many years to come.

“If we can transform the world one leader at a time, then all of our effort is worth it.” -  Doug Smith

Today on the L3 Leadership Podcast:

  • The value of attending professional leadership events and why it is essential to bring your team with you
  • Why we decided to launch the L3 Leadership Conference
  • The importance of consistently investing in yourself and your development
  • Why it is essential to go deeper than leadership tactics and skills alone
  • The difference between what you do and who you are becoming in business
  • How you can help empower the mission of the L3 Leadership Conference


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Leaders… You are one idea and one connection away from changing your destiny - and the destiny of your company. If you’re ready to be inspired, motivated, and influenced to change the future of your organization, to lead effectively, and to inspire others within your company and community - join us for our 2nd annual L3 Leadership Conference.

When: Friday, March 13, 2020 Where: Pittsburgh Marriott North, Pittsburgh, PA Registration: www.L3OneDay.com

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Feb 13 2020

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William Host

By So freakin good! - May 17 2020
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Every episode is packed full of great content that I can practically apply to my leadership. Doug is the best interviewer and his questions draw out incredible answers from some of the nations top leaders. I truly love this podcast!

Awesome Podcast!!!

By Clarisse Gomez - Mar 03 2020
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Doug, host of the L3 Leadership Podcast, highlights all good aspects and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!