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Unlabeled Leadership

Ranked 13 on Feedspot's Top 90 Leadership Podcasts for 2021, Unlabeled Leadership is a volunteer-led service that shares stories about leadership. Rather than using labels that mystify and obscure the meaning of leadership, Gary DePaul and guests share personal stories about the small and big acts that lead to substantial results. These acts can profoundly influence the performance of your peers, teams, organization, and even yourself.About Gary A. DePaul, PhD: https://www.garyadepaul.comFeedspot 2021 leadership list: https://blog.feedspot.com/leadership_podcasts Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support

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103: Annemarie Shrouder Guides Others in a Black and White World

I invite guests to share personal stories about acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 103, Annemarie Shrouder explains what Lisa Marie Platske said that affected how she works. In the following story, Annemarie then illustrates listening to learn. She then advises how we can strengthen our leadership. Prologue Annemarie Shrouder (she, her) works in the field of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She is Canadian and biracial, which she explains informs her work. While lovingly calling herself the can opener, Annemarie helps organizations create healthy workplace communities using her ABCs of inclusion, her signature methodology. She has written diversity strategies for several organizations and an LGBTQ engagement strategy for CAMH. Annemarie authored Being Brown in a Black and White World. She facilitates workshops, speaks, and consults. Annemarie is the Founder of ASI. 02:11 Part 1: The World Needs Your Brilliance! In this story, Annamarie shares something that Lisa Marie Platske said to her. This leads to a discussion about how you show up in the world. 06:41 Part 2: We Often Think We Know Best To connect with others, we need to listen. Annamarie illustrates the value of listening and hearing what others have to say in this story. 12:20 Part 3: As Long as You Have A Brain, You Have Biases Annamarie advises how we can improve our leadership capabilities. _________________________________ How You Can Support the Show Unlabeled Leadership is a free service for people to learn about leadership. If you want to support the show, you can make a $0.99 donation. Your support reduces production expenses. https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support No transcript available (future enhancement) Episode links Annmarie’s LinkedIn Profile, website, Instagram, blog The Association of Change Agents for Inclusion and Belonging (ACAIB) Annmarie’s book, Being Brown in A Black and White World Lisa Marie Platske and Upside Thinking Gary DePaul’s website  Gary’s books: What the Heck Is Leadership and Why Should I Care? Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership Background Music You can find all the musical tracks at Envato Elements. 00:00 Theme music: Uplift Corporate Inspire by OlexandrIgnatov 01:51 Chillhop by GentleJammers 06:23 Elegant Minimal by LumenMedia 12:03 Video Chillout by sonicscope 17:23 Fun and Flirtyby BrownHouseMedia Lead on! Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support

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26 Oct 2021

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102: Gareth Shaw Strengthens His Leadership Playbook

I invite guests to share personal stories about acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 102, Gareth Shaw explains how quotations by Gary Player and Peter Drucker have helped him with his career. He then shares a story about when he transitioned from being an individual contributor to being a manager. Next, Gareth advises how we can strengthen our leadership capabilities. Prologue Gareth Shaw is passionate about building and optimizing performance, whether with businesses, teams, processes, or bicycles. He is the President, UK & Europe of Doceree, an organization that enables programmatic marketing to physicians. Gareth has worked at PulsePoint, Yahoo, and Experian. He lives in Buckinghamshire, England, which is about fifty miles outside of London. 01:21 Part 1: Work, Luck, and Truths about Organizations Gareth shares two quotations, one from Gary Player and the other from Peter Drucker, that have shaped how Gareth works. 07:57 Part 2: Leadership Lifelines In this story, Gareth shares how he transitioned from an individual contributor to a manager. He describes what happens to help him develop his leadership capabilities and how he continues to strengthen how he leads. 22:12 Part 3: Embrace Growth Gareth advises us on how we can strengthen our leadership capabilities. He describes what he calls radical candor. _________________________________ How You Can Support the Show Unlabeled Leadership is a free service for people to learn about leadership. If you want to support the show, you can make a $0.99 donation. Your support reduces production expenses. https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support No transcript available (future enhancement) Episode links Gareth’s LinkedIn Profile Company’s website, LinkedIn company page, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube My Shot: Gary Player Article, A Short Explanation about Fixed and Growth Mindsets Jim Collins, Good to Great Episode 22: Lisa Wicker Meets You Where You Are Episode 87: Ed Gash on Gratitude for Feedback Episode 93: Ty Bennett Distinguishes Motivation from Removing Inhibitors Gary DePaul’s website  Background Music You can find all the musical tracks at Envato Elements. 00:00 Theme music: Uplift Corporate Inspire by OlexandrIgnatov 01:03 Corporate by fatbunny 07:38 Tantalizingly Swing Jazz by EasyTunes 21:53 Commercial Music by SersalStudio 25:04 Fun and Flirtyby BrownHouseMedia Lead on! Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support

26mins

21 Oct 2021

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101: Dave Barton, Courage, Values, and Decisions

I invite guests to share personal stories about acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 101, Dave Barton explains something he learned from a mentor when they were told that a senior-level manager was running late for their meeting. Dave then shares a story about a race and explains how his sister valued a friend more than achieving a personal goal. Next, Dave advises us on how we can strengthen how we lead. Prologue If you have a small business and need help with performance or talent development, you’ll want to contact Dave Barton. Dave consults with business owners about training employees and designs learning interventions. He also works at the National Park Service as a Training Manager, and Dave teaches business at Wilkes Community College. He also blogs on the HPT Treasures website (HPT is Human Performance Technology, a field that leverages evidence-based methods and techniques to improve performance results). 01:05 Part 1: Priorities and Values When someone tells Dave that a senior-level manager is running late, Dave’s mentor says something that has change Dave’s perspective about work. 06:55 Part 2: What Is Really Important in a Team Race Dave shares a story about a race that illustrates how his sister valued a friendship more than achieving a personal goal. 14:38 Part 3: Doors of Opportunities Dave advises us on how we can improve how we lead and develop our leadership capabilities. _________________________________ How You Can Support the Show Unlabeled Leadership is a free service for people to learn about leadership. If you want to support the show, you can make a $0.99 donation. Your support reduces production expenses. https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support No transcript available (future enhancement) Episode links Dave’s LinkedIn Profile HPT Treasure website Gary DePaul’s website  Gary’s books: What the Heck Is Leadership and Why Should I Care? Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership Background Music You can find all the musical tracks at Envato Elements. 00:00 Theme music: Uplift Corporate Inspire by OlexandrIgnatov 00:46 Funk Bass Music by ColorFilmMusic 06:37 Uptempo Inspiring by LumenMedia 14:19 Swinging Jazzy Organ by EvolvingVibes 16:08 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on! Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support

17mins

19 Oct 2021

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100: Zach Giglio, Leadership, and Sweeping the Shed

I invite guests to share personal stories about acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 100, Zach Giglio shares an impactful experience with his CEO during the start of his career. He then explains why some of the best rugby teams come from smaller countries, specifically the All Blacks. He then advises us on how we can strengthen our leadership. Prologue With more than a decade of experience in public relations, public affairs, marketing, and digital and social media, I can safely say that Zach is a communications expert! Before starting his own boutique communications firm, Zach worked for the most prominent public relations agency globally (located in Washington D.C. and Johannesburg) and has worked as an independent contractor. 01:23 Part 1: Customer Alignment While working in information public affairs, Zach joined his CEO on a sales pitch. What happened, though, was unexpected. Zach explains what happens and his CEO’s take on the experience. 08:37 Part 2: Even the Captain Cleans Ruby is a sport where some of the best teams come from small countries. In this story, Zach talks about the All Blacks, a New Zealand team, and describes a ritual that the captain and teammates cherish. 14:28 Part 3: The Five-Word Ask Zach advises us on how we can strengthen our leadership practices. He explains a technique that is simple but requires some courage to execute. _________________________________ How You Can Support the Show Unlabeled Leadership is a free service for people to learn about leadership. If you want to support the show, you can make a $0.99 donation. Your support reduces production expenses. https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support No transcript available (future enhancement) Episode links Zach’s LinkedIn Profile, website, LinkedIn company page, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook New Zealand’s All Blacks Gary DePaul’s website  Gary’s books: What the Heck Is Leadership and Why Should I Care? Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership Background Music You can find all the musical tracks at Envato Elements. 00:00 Theme music: Uplift Corporate Inspire by OlexandrIgnatov 01:05 Elegant Minimal by LumenMedia 08:19 Happy Upbeat Ukulele by az_studio 14:10 Happy Piano Whistle Rock by pinkzebra 21:23 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on! Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support

22mins

14 Oct 2021

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099: Mark McNally Has the Courage to Embrace Transparency

I invite guests to share personal stories about acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 99, Mark McNally talks about a friend’s observation that raises Mark’s awareness about his work balance. He then shares a story about a company he took public, which transitioned to a discussion about transparency, vulnerability, trust, and loyalty. Mark also advises us to challenge our assumptions. Prologue Of all the officers of companies who I’ve met, Mark is the first one with the title Chief Nobody (Founder and Chief Nobody of Nobody Studios). He is an accomplished product and marketing executive who has successfully scaled organizations from startup to multinational establishments. He has traveled to more than forty countries and almost all the U.S. states to collaborate with customers and investors. 01:25 Part 1: Shifting Gears to Maintain Balance After five days of being on a stage talking to customers and investors, a friend explains an observation that raises Mark’s awareness of balancing what he does. 06:42 Part 2: Trust Is More Powerful than Spinning a Narrative Mark starts with a story about the pressures of a company that goes public. The story transitions to a discussion about the value of trust, loyalty, vulnerability, and transparency. 16:02 Part 3: Red Teaming Do we justify our conclusions about our career choices? Mark advises us to challenge or have someone else challenge our assumptions. _________________________________ How You Can Support the Show Unlabeled Leadership is a free service for people to learn about leadership. If you want to support the show, you can make a $0.99 donation. Your support reduces production expenses. https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support No transcript available (future enhancement) Episode links Mark’s LinkedIn Profile, Twitter Nobody Studios LinkedIn page, website, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram Gary DePaul’s website  Gary’s books: What the Heck Is Leadership and Why Should I Care? Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership Background Music You can find all the musical tracks at Envato Elements. 00:00 Theme music: Uplift Corporate Inspire by OlexandrIgnatov 01:10 Corporate by ArtHaiz 06:23 New Age Background by sonicscope 15:44 Bright Uplifting Corporate by az_studio 21:34 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on! Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support

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12 Oct 2021

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098: Sumit Gupta Applies Leadership Beyond Work

I invite guests to share personal stories about acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 98, Sumit Gupta tells two powerful leadership stories that helped shape how he perceives leadership and leads. Sumit also advises us on how we can substantially impact our time by making a small change. Prologue Sumit is on a journey to elevate leadership in organizations, leverage the heroic spirit of business for good, and create a world where we can discuss any issue with love - as comrades rather than adversaries. Sumit is a leadership coach who has started three businesses, one being a nonprofit. His photography is eloquent in that it tells a story without the need for words. Sumit is gifted at helping others see their power because he spent much of his life hiding his own. He can see where you are powerful even when you cannot. 01:35 Part 1: Do You Think You Work with Superheroes? Sumit explains how a manager changed his attitude for how he interacted with his team. With a change in attitude, Sumit enabled direct reports to have new opportunities and a more positive experience. 06:10 Part 2: Discovering What It Means to Lead For someone uncomfortable about leading, Sumit made a decision that produced a powerful insight into what leadership means and how to lead effectively. 14:37 Part 3: You Are Ready for an Audit! Sumit advises us on how we can substantially impact our time by making a small change. _________________________________ How You Can Support the Show Unlabeled Leadership is a free service for people to learn about leadership. If you want to support the show, you can make a $0.99 donation. Your support reduces production expenses. https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support No transcript available (future enhancement) Episode links Sumit’s LinkedIn Profile, business website, photography website, Twitter, Facebook My favorite photograph by Sumit Gary DePaul’s website  Gary’s books: What the Heck Is Leadership and Why Should I Care? Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership Background Music You can find all the musical tracks at Envato Elements. 00:00 Theme music: Uplift Corporate Inspire by OlexandrIgnatov 01:15 Sweet & Sentimental Acoustic by pinkzebra 05:51 Uplifting & Upbeat Corporate by LumenMedia 14:15 Funk Jazz Music by ColorFilmMusic 18:01 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on! Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support

18mins

7 Oct 2021

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097: Matt Richter and The Unpredictability of Leadership Potential

I invite guests to share personal stories about acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 97, Matt Richter explains what Mieke Bal said to him and explains Thiagi SPARK Trust Model. He then talks about U.S. presidents, specifically tells us John Tyler’s leadership moment. He then advises us to not overthink the term leadership. Prologue Just because Matt is modest, I’m still going to share some about him! He is the President of the Thiagi Group and one of THE L&D Accelerator (LDA) founders, a global community of talent development professionals. In addition to public speaking, he has consulted with several organizations about talent development and performance improvement. Do you want to increase interactivity in your online learning? If so, talk to Matt about LOLA, or go to the Thiagi Group website for several free resources. 01:33 Part 1: Find Your Thiagi SPARK In addition to sharing something Mieke Bal said, Matt explains the Thiagi SPARK (selflessness, predictability, authenticity, Relatedness, and Know-How), the Trust Model. The model is based on a literature review of hundreds of articles and books about trust. 06:37 Part 2: John Tyler’s Moment Matt explains that most U.S. presidents have had their moment of leadership. In this story, Matt tells us about the leadership moment of John Tyler, the tenth U.S. President. 15:22 Part 3: Labeling and Pressure Matt advises us to resist overthinking leadership, discusses Angela Merkel, and cautions us about using labels. _________________________________ How You Can Support the Show Unlabeled Leadership is a free service for people to learn about leadership. If you want to support the show, you can make a $0.99 donation. Your support reduces production expenses. https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support No transcript available (future enhancement) Episode links Matt’s LinkedIn Profile, The Thiagi Group, Truth in Learning Podcast The Learning & Development Accelerator HPT Treasures Matt’s books The Leadership Story (Matt has several stories about U.S. presidents) LOLA-Live Online Learning Activities Angela Merkel Mieke Bal’s book, Narratology SPARK: The Trust Model John Tyler Gary DePaul’s website  Background Music You can find all the musical tracks at Envato Elements. 00:00 Theme music: Uplift Corporate Inspire by OlexandrIgnatov 01:16 Calm Evening by Deodo 06:19 Jazz In Positive Afternoon by EasyTunes 15:04 Uplifting Ambient Guitar by pinkzebra 22:02 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on! Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support

22mins

5 Oct 2021

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096: Timm Esque and The Embodiment of Leadership

I invite guests to share personal stories about acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 96, Timm Esque talks about how an instructor caused him to realize he was thinking too much (too much “in his head”). He then shares a story about how a project manager supported his team and went against harmful cultural norms. Timm advises us to pursue embodiment training and explains how this training helped him overcome fear and trust himself more. Prologue Timm is an author, instructor, speaker, consultant, and the Managing Partner of East Valley Leader Lab. At the lab, Timm’s organization provides courses that emphasize body and mind (somatic) practices, making leaders more aware of how they are showing up to others, versus simply learning new concepts. Timm started his career with 15 years at Intel Corporation before founding a management consulting company he ran for more than 20 years. 01:07 Part 1: When Your Body Reacts for You Timm shares something an instructor said that made Timm realize he was thinking too much. He describes how somatic exercises helped him to be more open to difficult situations. 11:38 Part 2: An Example of Courage In this story, Timm talks about an Intel project manager who showed the courage to protect his team from the excessive pressure to deliver sooner than realistically possible. 19:25 Part 3: Embodiment, Realizations, and How You Show Up Timm advises us to pursue embodiment training and coaching. He describes his own journey and how this type of leadership development helped him overcome fear and begin to trust himself. _________________________________ How You Can Support the Show Unlabeled Leadership is a free service for people to learn about leadership. If you want to support the show, you can make a $0.99 donation. Your support reduces production expenses. https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support No transcript available (future enhancement) Episode links Timm’s LinkedIn Profile Company’s website, LinkedIn, Facebook Timm’s books No Surprises Project Management Making an Impact Case Studies in Performance Improvement Phoenix Business Radio interview with Timm Esque and Amanda Stradling Bob Dunham Richard Strozzi-Heckler Gary DePaul’s website  Background Music You can find all the musical tracks at Envato Elements. 00:52 Theme music: Uplift Corporate Inspire by OlexandrIgnatov 00:00 Indie Folk by ArtHaiz 11:21 Corporate by ArtHaiz 19:07 Baby Fun by 331 25:10 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on! Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support

26mins

30 Sep 2021

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095: Kim Campbell Gets to the Heart of Leadership

I invite guests to share personal stories about acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 95, Kim explains what someone who reported to her said that clarified how she would lead her squadron. When she became a Group Commander, Kim describes how she connected with a team of firefighters. Then, Kim advises how we can lead with courage. Prologue Kim “KC” Campbell is a retired Air Force Colonel and fighter pilot (call sign: Killer Chick). During her 24-years of service, she completed multiple deployments, holding successive leadership positions as a flight lead to the Director for the Center for Character and Leadership Development at the United States Air Force Academy. If you need a keynote speaker, Kim can get the job done, and your audience will leave with insights into leadership. 01:32 Part 1: Showing the Human Side Taking command of a squadron comes with a formal ceremony. At Kim’s, something unusual happened that resulted in a comment that someone made to Kim that put how she would lead into perspective. 07:57 Part 2: Check Your Ego at the Door Connecting with a small team that you work with daily has its challenges. Having a team of a thousand spread across multiple locations has even more challenges. In this story, Kim shares an instance of how she connected with a team of firefighters who reported to her when she was a Group Commander. 16:04 Part 3: Courage Unlabeled Kim advises us to lead with courage. She explains four ways to be courageous, which may surprise you. _________________________________ How You Can Support the Show Unlabeled Leadership is a free service for people to learn about leadership. If you want to support the show, you can make a $0.99 donation. Your support reduces production expenses. https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support No transcript available (future enhancement) Episode links Kim’s LinkedIn Profile, speaker’s page, Twitter Gary DePaul’s website  Gary’s books: What the Heck Is Leadership and Why Should I Care? Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership Background Music You can find all the musical tracks at Envato Elements. 00:00 Theme music: Uplift Corporate Inspire by OlexandrIgnatov 01:15 Uplifting Adventure Rock by pinkzebra 07:42 Into The Jazz by Korolkov 15:46 Uplifting Spanish Guitar by Dredstudio 23:30 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia Lead on! Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support

24mins

28 Sep 2021

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094: Chris Cebollero and the Science of Leadership

I invite guests to share personal stories about acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 91, Chris Cebollero talks about the science of leadership, how his old managerial behaviors harmed the people around him, and how we can find new opportunities and growth from our failures and mistakes. Prologue Chris Cebollero is an internationally recognized leadership specialist, best-selling author, motivational teacher, and executive producer of KLDR Online, a Leadership Development Talk Radio Station that began leadership development shows on September 6, 2021. 01:04 Part 1: Where Do We Learn about Leadership? Chris begins by sharing a comment that someone made about Chris’s harmful approach to management. What follows is a fascinating conversation about the science of leadership. 09:54 Part 2: Learning from Failures and Mistakes In this story, Chris describes how a VP in his company had to explain how his management behavior harmed the people around him. Chris then discusses how failures and mistakes can be painful but can lead to new opportunities and growth. 16:30 Part 3: Polish Your Knowledge Chris advises us on how we can leverage knowledge to develop ourselves. He also describes John Maxwell’s Law of Process. _________________________________ How You Can Support the Show Unlabeled Leadership is a free service for people to learn about leadership. If you want to support the show, you can make a $0.99 donation. Your support reduces production expenses. https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support No transcript available (future enhancement) Episode links Chris’s LinkedIn Profile, website, Twitter KLDR Online The Ultimate Leadership Podcast (with more than one million plays) Chris’s books Ultimate Success Ultimate Leadership Dear Younger Self Your Leadership Effectiveness The Process of Improvement KAIZEN Video: John Maxwell and the Law of Process Avoid The 12 Year Gap Trap Gary DePaul’s website  Gary’s books: What the Heck Is Leadership and Why Should I Care? Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership Background Music You can find all the musical tracks at Envato Elements. 00:00 Theme music: Uplift Corporate Inspire by OlexandrIgnatov 00:46 Travel Together by simming 09:36 Uplifting Acoustic Summer by pinkzebra 16:12 Motivation Loop by fatbunny 22:23 Fun and Flirtyby BrownHouseMedia Lead on! Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/unlabeled-leadership/support

23mins

23 Sep 2021

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