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The Leadersmith

I am a Leadersmith. I help others become better leaders. In this podcast, we discuss all things related to leadership, and I can help you become the kind of leader that you would want to follow. We will talk about leadership in business, the home, and society. #DarinGerdes. #leadership #leadersmith

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WHAT IS THE MONETARY VALUE OF LEADERSHIP? [EPISODE 174]

In this episode I talk to Teresa Petcovic, a former student who spent two semesters researching the question of the monetary value of leadership for her final project in her masters program in leadership. I assigned her the task. She did a fantastic job researching the question. She earned an A, and she is here to reveal her findings. The results are incredible. You will be blown away by the results. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider subscribing and tell others who might benefit from this podcast. I would like to hear from you. You can leave a comment below.  I would like to hear if this was useful. Send me a Tweet: @daringerdes or leave a video message: https://flipgrid.com/leadersmith Join our FACEBOOK COMMUNITY and continue the discussion there: https://www.facebook.com/groups/learnleadership/ or Join our LinkedIn community: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13966891/

29mins

9 Jun 2021

Rank #1

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THIS MORTGAGE BROKER CAN FIX YOUR CREDIT AND GET YOU INTO A HOME IN ONE YEAR IF YOU JUST DO WHAT HE SAYS [EPISODE 173]

I am again talking to Ty Coleman. Ty is a good friend. We attend church together. He was on the last episode where he provided his top 10 reasons that people are denied a loan. Then he explained what he can see in the paperwork—how he can predict success or failure in life beyond the mortgage. In this episode, Ty puts his credit counselor hat back on. He was a credit counselor before he became a mortgage broker. He made a bold claim that if ANYONE just does what he says, he can get them into a home within one year. He tells us exactly what needs to be done in exactly the order in which it needs to be done. If you are looking to get into a home, but you have poor credit, you can’t afford to miss this. But I brought Ty on this program to talk about the greater implications beyond the steps to repair credit. After the steps, we talk about the impact of our choices in relation to success in all of life. If you would like to contact Ty, email him at tcoleman@pnlending.com or call him: (610) 505-2514. If you are looking to get a mortgage and you have poor credit, he has agreed to talk to anyone who heard this podcast FOR FREE. Just tell him you heard him on the Leadersmith Podcast. Or, go to his website: Tyronecoleman.com  Let him know you heard him on this here. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider subscribing and tell others who might benefit from this podcast. I would like to hear from you. You can leave a comment below.  I would like to hear if this was useful. Send me a Tweet: @daringerdes or leave a video message: https://flipgrid.com/leadersmith Join our FACEBOOK COMMUNITY and continue the discussion there: https://www.facebook.com/groups/learnleadership/ or Join our LinkedIn community: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13966891/

28mins

5 Jun 2021

Rank #2

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HOW A MORTGAGE BROKER CAN PREDICT YOUR SUCCESS OR FAILURE [EPISODE 172]

In this episode, I am talking to Ty Coleman. Ty is a good friend. One day we got to talking about what he does, and we realized, he would add value to listeners of this podcast. Ty will provide his top 10 reasons that people are denied a loan and he tells us what else he can tell about people when he looks at the paperwork. He can tell a lot about whether a person will be a success or continue to struggle. If you would like to contact Ty, email him at tcoleman@pnlending.com or call him: (610) 505-2514. Go to his website: Tyronecoleman.com  Let him know you heard him on this podcast. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider subscribing and tell others who might benefit from this podcast. I would like to hear from you. You can leave a comment below.  I would like to hear if this was useful. Send me a Tweet: @daringerdes or leave a video message: https://flipgrid.com/leadersmith Join our FACEBOOK COMMUNITY and continue the discussion there: https://www.facebook.com/groups/learnleadership/ or Join our LinkedIn community: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13966891/

33mins

2 Jun 2021

Rank #3

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SERVANT LEADERSHIP WITH JIM HUNTER (PART II) [EPISODE 171]

In this episode, I continue my conversation with Jim Hunter. We discuss why we need to hear this servant-leadership message repeatedly, the pivotal difference between power and accountability, how leadership is like love, the power of community in culture, and how his thinking has progressed over time. If you missed the first part, go back one episode. We talked about character as the core of effective leadership, how to develop it, the difference between a bad boss and a petulant child, the difference between power and authority, and the role of sacrifice in leadership, A Jim said, the ultimate test of leadership is: “do people raise their game under your influence?”   Do your people raise their game? To contact Jim, go to http://www.jameshunter.com/ If you enjoyed this episode, please consider subscribing and tell others who might benefit from this podcast. I would like to hear from you. You can leave a comment below.  I would like to hear if this was useful. Send me a Tweet: @daringerdes or leave a video message: https://flipgrid.com/leadersmith Join our FACEBOOK COMMUNITY and continue the discussion there: https://www.facebook.com/groups/learnleadership/ or Join our LinkedIn community: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13966891/

32mins

29 May 2021

Rank #4

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SERVANT LEADERSHIP WITH JIM HUNTER (PART I) [EPISODE 170]

In this episode I sit down with Jim hunter, author of the Servant, the Servant Leadership Training Course, and the Culture. It is a fascinating conversation where Jim unpacks the difference between leadership and servant leadership. We talk about character as the core of effective leadership, how to develop it, the difference between a bad boss and a petulant child, the difference between power and authority, and the role of sacrifice in leadership, What is the ultimate test of leadership: “do people raise their game under your influence?”   This is the first part of a two-part conversation. We continue the conversation in the next episode. We will cover why we need to hear this message repeatedly, the difference between power and accountability, how leadership is like love, the power of community in culture, and how his thinking has progressed over time. To contact Jim, go to http://www.jameshunter.com/ If you enjoyed this episode, please consider subscribing and tell others who might benefit from this podcast. I would like to hear from you. You can leave a comment below.  I would like to hear if this was useful. Send me a Tweet: @daringerdes or leave a video message: https://flipgrid.com/leadersmith Join our FACEBOOK COMMUNITY and continue the discussion there: https://www.facebook.com/groups/learnleadership/ or Join our LinkedIn community: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13966891/

32mins

26 May 2021

Rank #5

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ULYSSES GRANT ON LEADERSHIP PART II – THE PRESIDENCY AND BEYOND. AN INTERVIEW WITH Craig von Buseck [EPISODE 169]

This is part II of an amazing discussion with Dr. Craig von Buseck.  I learned so much about Ulysses Grant and here we talk about his character, his accomplishments (and civil rights legislation that was passed 90 years before modern civil rights legislation), and how he met and overcame the most difficult challenge of his life.    If you missed Part I, go back one episode. In that episode, we talked about the lost-cause school, Grant’s early life and business failures, his method of leading his men during the Civil war, and his formula for success. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider subscribing and tell others who might benefit from this podcast. I would like to hear from you. You can leave a comment below.  I would like to hear if this was useful. Send me a Tweet: @daringerdes or leave a video message: https://flipgrid.com/leadersmith Join our FACEBOOK COMMUNITY and continue the discussion there: https://www.facebook.com/groups/learnleadership/ or Join our LinkedIn community: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13966891/

31mins

22 May 2021

Rank #6

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ULYSSES GRANT ON LEADERSHIP PART I – THE WAR YEARS. AN INTERVIEW WITH Craig von Buseck [EPISODE 167]

What do you really know about Ulysses Grant? In this episode you will learn why your understanding is probably wrong. If you are like most of us, you only associate him with the concept of the war of attrition. Compared to Lee, Grant is a knuckle-dragger in the popular imagination. But Grant was an amazing servant leader. Really. I was surprised by this amazing discussion with Dr. Craig von Buseck.  This is the first part of a two-part conversation. In this episode we talk about the lost-cause school, Grant’s early life and business failures, his method of leading his men during the Civil war, and his formula for success. In the next episode, we will talk about his achievements during his presidency, why it was far better than you think, and how he overcame the greatest challenge of his life just before his death. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider subscribing and tell others who might benefit from this podcast. I would like to hear from you. You can leave a comment below.  I would like to hear if this was useful. Send me a Tweet: @daringerdes or leave a video message: https://flipgrid.com/leadersmith Join our FACEBOOK COMMUNITY and continue the discussion there: https://www.facebook.com/groups/learnleadership/ or Join our LinkedIn community: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13966891/

40mins

19 May 2021

Rank #7

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HOW A PRISON INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM (ICS) OPERATIONS SECTION CHIEF THINKS ABOUT LEADERSHIP [EPISODE 167]

In this episode, I interview Dennis Mossburg. Dennis Spent 18 years as in the prisons system, much of it as an Incident Command System (ICS), Type III Operations Section Chief. He has a rather interesting perspective on leadership as a consequence of his unique experience. You will hear this, but you will also hear core leadership principles as he talks.   He will discuss leadership in complex situations, how to deal with inmates effectively, and how to lead Type-A personalities. He also wrote a book, Reflections on Leadership. You can find the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Reflections-Leadership-What-Leaders-About-ebook/dp/B08RCVDKCL/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= If you enjoyed this episode, please consider subscribing and tell others who might benefit from this podcast. I would like to hear from you. You can leave a comment below.  I would like to hear if this was useful. Send me a Tweet: @daringerdes or leave a video message: https://flipgrid.com/leadersmith Join our FACEBOOK COMMUNITY and continue the discussion there: https://www.facebook.com/groups/learnleadership/ or Join our LinkedIn community: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13966891/

26mins

15 May 2021

Rank #8

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THREE CIRCLES THAT EXPLAIN HOW THE WORLD WORKS [EPISODE 166]

In this episode I describe three circles that explain how the world works. This is a bold promise, but in 10 minutes, I hope to reframe the way you see everything from taxes to income to sales to politics to leadership--it is all explained with three circles. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider subscribing and tell others who might benefit from this podcast. I would like to hear from you. You can leave a comment below.  I would like to hear if this was useful. Send me a Tweet: @daringerdes or leave a video message: https://flipgrid.com/leadersmith Join our FACEBOOK COMMUNITY and continue the discussion there: https://www.facebook.com/groups/learnleadership/ or Join our LinkedIn community: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13966891/

10mins

12 May 2021

Rank #9

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WHAT I LEARNED FROM A YEAR OF PODCASTING [EPISODE 165]

In this episode I describe what I learned from podcasting for 1 year. What I learned and how I benefitted from this process is somewhat surprising—like cofounding the Excellence in Leadership institute—an opportunity that would not have emerged without the podcast. For Excellence in Leadership Training: https://excellenceinleadershipinstitute.com/ I also talked about Bebe Beans (Coffee that supports the girls’ home to get homeless off the street in Colombia): https://www.bebebeans.com/ I also discussed my favorite episodes (in chronological order, but episode 69 is my absolute favorite): Welcome to the Leadersmith https://leadersmith.podbean.com/e/episode-01-welcome-to-the-leadersmiths-podcast/ The hulk, Billy Graham, and Why They Matter if You are a Leader. https://leadersmith.podbean.com/e/episode-04-the-incredible-hulk-and-billy-graham-and-why-they-matter-if-you-are-a-leader/ 33, 34, and 120. (Interviews with Brian Miller) Need some Encouraging Perspective? Parts I and II https://leadersmith.podbean.com/e/need-some-encouraging-perspective-part-i-episode-33/ https://leadersmith.podbean.com/e/need-some-encouraging-perspective-part-ii-episode-34/ Drink Coffee, Save homeless Girls in Medellin Colombia. https://leadersmith.podbean.com/e/drink-coffee-save-homeless-girls-in-medellin-colombia-here-s-how-episode-120/ Think Like Trump (The Businessman) https://leadersmith.podbean.com/e/think-like-trump-the-businessman-episode-40/ How StoneBridge School Teaches Students to Become Leaders https://leadersmith.podbean.com/e/how-stonebridge-school-teaches-students-to-become-leaders-episode-61/ My new Favorite Leadership Story https://leadersmith.podbean.com/e/my-new-favorite-leadership-story-episode-69/ 126-128. Christmas Episodes: Where do Christmas Traditions Come From,  The 12 Days of Christmas and Epiphany. https://leadersmith.podbean.com/e/where-do-christmas-traditions-come-from-episode-126/ The Hidden Meaning in the 12 Days of Christmas https://leadersmith.podbean.com/e/the-hidden-meaning-in-the-12-days-of-christmas-episode-127/ Epiphany and the True Meaning of Christmas https://leadersmith.podbean.com/e/epiphany-and-the-true-meaning-of-christmas-episode-128/ How to Lead Well at Home https://leadersmith.podbean.com/e/how-to-lead-well-at-home-episode-145/ 146-148. Leadership and Communication with Kenny Embry Leadership and Communication Part I https://leadersmith.podbean.com/e/leadership-and-communication-%c2%a0part-i-episode-147/ Leadership and Communication Part II https://leadersmith.podbean.com/e/leadership-and-communication-part-ii-episode-147/ Leadership and Communication Part III https://leadersmith.podbean.com/e/leadership-and-communication%c2%a0-part-iii-episode-149/ 153-154. How to Handle Fears with Kirsten Ross Vogel How to Handle Fears with Kirsten Ross Vogel Part I https://leadersmith.podbean.com/e/how-to-handle-fears-with-kirsten-ross-vogel-episode-153/ How to Handle Fears with Kirsten Ross Vogel Part II https://leadersmith.podbean.com/e/how-to-handle-fears-with-kirsten-ross-vogel-part-ii-episode-154/ If you enjoyed this episode, please consider subscribing and tell others who might benefit from this podcast. I would like to hear from you. You can leave a comment below.  I would like to hear if this was useful. Send me a Tweet: @daringerdes or leave a video message: https://flipgrid.com/leadersmith Join our FACEBOOK COMMUNITY and continue the discussion there: https://www.facebook.com/groups/learnleadership/ or Join our LinkedIn community: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13966891/

32mins

8 May 2021

Rank #10