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The Leadership and Learning Podcast

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The Leadership and Learning Podcast is a professional development resource for the building materials industry.The target audience is for all levels of leaders in any industry. However, it is definitely the podcast for you if you’re an emerging leader or involved in managing / leading anyone in the building material industry. You will benefit from this podcast if you’re in manufacturing, distribution, sales, accounting, human resources, customer service or technical support or active. Industry associations, college and high school students will also benefit from the lessons shared in this podcast.We will bring you an abundance of valuable leadership content. We’ll do this by bringing you recorded conversations on leadership lessons and insights from various building material industry leaders, industry legends and subject matter experts.On occasion, the host, Randy Goruk will share his leadership experiences and expertise by offering you relevant and actionable leadership tips to elevate your individual and team’s performance. The Leadership and Learning Podcast is all about helping you become a more effective leader by learning from others in the building material industry.

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The Leadership and Learning Podcast is a professional development resource for the building materials industry.The target audience is for all levels of leaders in any industry. However, it is definitely the podcast for you if you’re an emerging leader or involved in managing / leading anyone in the building material industry. You will benefit from this podcast if you’re in manufacturing, distribution, sales, accounting, human resources, customer service or technical support or active. Industry associations, college and high school students will also benefit from the lessons shared in this podcast.We will bring you an abundance of valuable leadership content. We’ll do this by bringing you recorded conversations on leadership lessons and insights from various building material industry leaders, industry legends and subject matter experts.On occasion, the host, Randy Goruk will share his leadership experiences and expertise by offering you relevant and actionable leadership tips to elevate your individual and team’s performance. The Leadership and Learning Podcast is all about helping you become a more effective leader by learning from others in the building material industry.

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Lots to Learn

By Woodsales - May 30 2019
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Listening to the different episodes of this podcast proves to me I have lots to learn about leadership. It’s a great resource.

Excellent and positive content

By Fire/EMS29 - Apr 02 2019
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Really great podcast for company leaders

iTunes Ratings

9 Ratings
Average Ratings
9
0
0
0
0

Lots to Learn

By Woodsales - May 30 2019
Read more
Listening to the different episodes of this podcast proves to me I have lots to learn about leadership. It’s a great resource.

Excellent and positive content

By Fire/EMS29 - Apr 02 2019
Read more
Really great podcast for company leaders
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The Leadership and Learning Podcast

Updated 12 days ago

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The Leadership and Learning Podcast is a professional development resource for the building materials industry.The target audience is for all levels of leaders in any industry. However, it is definitely the podcast for you if you’re an emerging leader or involved in managing / leading anyone in the building material industry. You will benefit from this podcast if you’re in manufacturing, distribution, sales, accounting, human resources, customer service or technical support or active. Industry associations, college and high school students will also benefit from the lessons shared in this podcast.We will bring you an abundance of valuable leadership content. We’ll do this by bringing you recorded conversations on leadership lessons and insights from various building material industry leaders, industry legends and subject matter experts.On occasion, the host, Randy Goruk will share his leadership experiences and expertise by offering you relevant and actionable leadership tips to elevate your individual and team’s performance. The Leadership and Learning Podcast is all about helping you become a more effective leader by learning from others in the building material industry.

Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

Rank #1: Episode #1 - The Leadership and Learning Podcast; Introduction and Overview

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The host of the Leadership and Learning Podcast, Randy Goruk provides a brief introduction and overview of this new professional development resource for the building material industry. He explains, who the podcast is intended for and what listeners can expect on future episodes.

Aug 19 2018
3 mins
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Rank #2: Episode #2 - Tom Corrick - CEO Boise Cascade, Talks Leadership

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Tom Corrick, CEO of Boise Cascade talks leadership with host Randy Goruk. 

In this candid conversation Tom shares:

  • What leadership is and what effective leaders do.
  • The four habits that get in the way of providing exceptional leadership.
  • The best leaders are intentional.
  • The importance for leaders to have a diverse background.
  • Three additional leadership tips every leader should follow to be successful.
Sep 04 2018
32 mins
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Rank #3: Episode #3 - Leadership Career Advice from John K Smith, CEO PLM

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John K Smith, CEO of Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company talks leadership with host Randy Goruk.

In this conversation, John shares his advice for anyone wanting to excel at providing leadership in any business.

Based on his own leadership journey, John offers ten practical pieces of advice that are essential to shaping your leadership career.

As an added bonus, there are a number of additional nuggets woven throughout the conversation that will be helpful to all levels of leaders.

Sep 04 2018
55 mins
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Rank #4: Episode #4 - Ron Schumacher, CEO Arrow Building Center Talks Leadership

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Ron Schumacher, CEO of Arrow Building Center talks leadership with host Randy Goruk. 

In this conversation Ron shares:

  • The top leadership characteristics of sales managers.
  • The top leadership characteristics of senior leaders.
  • Overcoming the hurdles when transitioning to greater responsibility.
  • His thoughts on the importance of formally planning your business to be better than ‘good enough’.
  • Techniques for getting people on board with your long-range plan.
  • Creating an environment where people want to stay.
Sep 05 2018
34 mins
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Rank #5: Episode #5 - Hardy Wentzel, CEO Structurlam Mass Timber Corporation Talks Leadership with Host Randy Goruk

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In this conversation Hardy shares:

  • His leadership journey across Canada, in the United states, Germany, Belgium and the UK, where he had to adapt to different cultures, different languages, and building traditions.
  • He has been successful in tackling a range of businesses; commodities to emerging technologies with varying value propositions.
  • How various mentors were important and valuable along the way to help him be successful in these different market segments.
  • The valuable leadership traits he had to develop to be successful.
  • Examples of the companies who have done a great job of bringing innovation to the building products industry.   
  • The 9 - important key components you should look for in new team members.
  • How to expand the workforce by leveraging diversity.
  • How to deal with a situation of someone on the team resisting change.
Sep 18 2018
37 mins
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Rank #6: Episode #6 - Kirk Grundahl, Executive Director of the Structural Building Components Association and the President of Qualtim, Inc.,

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Kirk Grundahl, a professional engineer, the Executive Director of the Structural Building Components Association (SBCA) and the President of Qualtim, Inc., SBCA’s contract management firm, shares insights into ‘Making Relationships Work’ with host Randy Goruk.

In this conversation, Kirk: 

  • Describes the three diverse types of business relationships he is challenged with.
  • Describes the signs he looks for in a healthy relationship in each of the three different groups he mentions. 
  • Explains the top challenges to making these relationships work and describes a few techniques to overcome each of these challenges.
  • Addresses the solutions to fixing a relationship gone bad. 
  • Provides a simple solution for helping two people resolve a conflict. 
  • Provides a practical suggestion on how to help someone who wants to get out of a relationship with a supplier or vendor, but they’re not sure how.
  • Provides two powerful suggestions on how to maximize your value and time in the industry.
Oct 04 2018
36 mins
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Rank #7: Episode #7 - Jim Davis, President and CEO of Barrons Enterprises, Inc. The Visionary Leader

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Jim Davis, President and CEO of Barrons Enterprises, Inc. talks with host Randy Goruk about how 'spectacular companies' in the building material industry are typically led by a 'Visionary Leader'. Citing his personal leadership experiences Jim, compares different leader styles and describes what it takes to become a 'visionary leader'.   

Jim's leadership story is quite incredible. His journey started as a janitor with Barrons and has landed him in his current role as a major shareholder, President and CEO of the company. His spectacular rise revolves around his ability to be the 'visionary leader' he talks about.

Oct 23 2018
38 mins
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Rank #8: Episode #8 - Three Strategies for Leaders to Develop Other Leaders

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If you believe an important role of a leader is to develop other leaders, you’ll want to listen to this episode. In under seven minutes, host Randy Goruk shares three strategies for leaders to develop other leaders. 

He describes the magic of inclusion, provides five suggestions for inspiring those with self-limiting beliefs and how to strengthen your weakest link.

Oct 30 2018
6 mins
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Rank #9: Episode #9 - Healthy Holiday Tips

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We are about to enter the Holiday Season where we have many reasons to celebrate. The celebration can be fun and enjoyable. If we’re not careful, the celebration can be hard on our health.

This episode features two nutritional experts who offer us a number of reasonable and practical tips on staying healthy throughout the Holiday season.

In this episode learn:

  • Techniques for reducing stress during the Holidays.
  • Exercise tips when you have no time to exercise.
  • The importance of portion control and how to measure it.
  • The Superfoods of the Holidays.
  • Valuable lessons about liver and kidney health.
  • Drinks to run away from.
  • How to determine if you are sleeping enough.
  • And so much more
Nov 19 2018
37 mins
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Rank #10: Episode #10 – Jim Sobeck

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In addition to being CEO of New South Construction Supply, Jim Sobeck has over 40 years of experience in the industry and shares much of it in his book, The Real Business 101 – Lessons from the Trenches. 

In this conversation with host Randy Goruk about his book, Jim shares a number of leadership lessons for all levels of leaders.

In this episode you will learn: 

  • One of the most important things to look for when hiring someone.
  • What to do when you make a hiring mistake.
  • How to successfully hire and develop millennials.
  • The actions to take to get ahead in your company and your career.
  • Why what you do is more important than what you say.
  • Mistakes to avoid when trying to grow your business.
  • Tips to become more personally productive.
Nov 27 2018
46 mins
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