Dose of Leadership with Richard Rierson | Authentic & Courageous Leadership Development
Summary: The Dose of Leadership Podcast is the ultimate leadership resource of inspiring & educational interviews with relevant and motivating leaders; real-life leadership & influence experts who dedicate their lives to the pursuit of the truth, common sense, & courageous leadership. The podcast interviews leaders from all aspects of life; business leaders, entrepreneurs, authors, speakers, military heroes, faith based leaders - all are highlighted on the Dose of Leadership Podcast.
Chris’s professional experience with money has run the gamut from consumer finance to mortgages to banking and now to financial counseling and speaking. With almost 20 years’ experience in the financial world, Chris has become a student of money and its influence and effects on individuals, families, and businesses. When he was fresh out of graduate school, Chris started with a consumer finance company that quickly utilized his people skills, sales ability and booming voice to sell, collect, and lead a team. After spending 6 years in the industry, Chris had learned the intricate details of how the various products of personal loans, merchant contracts, mortgages and insurance all tied into the credit game. After managing offices and teams in multiple states, the consumer finance world had taken a toll on Chris. He began to see how the industry was focused on one thing – sell and close – at all costs. Having reached a point where he could no longer “push products” he knew that it was time for a change. Chris then gained additional experience in mortgages as well as in the consumer banking industry. But he still felt a void in his desire to more fully impact families and businesses and their relationship with money. Instead, he was only able to help on isolated transactions instead of one’s entire outlook of their finances. Chris now focuses on what he calls the “Three E’s” – educating, encouraging and empowering people to take an active role in how they relate to money. His goal is to give people information using edu-tainment. He wanted to educate people in an entertaining way, yet challenge them to “think bigger and do better.” He is also able to give concrete guidance and anecdotes from his varied experiences. He understood that if he could change the way people view money, they could change their financial picture. If people were able to change their financial picture, they could establish a legacy. The goal is simply stated, but there is much work to be done. He travels the country speaking to groups, businesses, and individuals to help them with this mission. Visit Chris' Website: chrishogan360.c0m Take a listen to the EntreLeadership Podcast
William B. Courtney (Bill), a native Memphian, founded Classic American Hardwoods, Inc. in 2001. Today, it employs 120 people with a 45 acre manufacturing facility and domestic sales offices in Memphis, TN and international sales offices in Shanghai, China and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. In 2007, Classic American Hardwoods, Inc. won the Memphis Business Journal’s Small Business of the Year Award based on its growth and commitment to community service. In 2003, Bill began volunteering at Memphis’ inner city Manassas High School in an effort to turn its underperforming football team around. In 2003, the team had 19 players with a dismal 4-95, 10-year record. In the 2008 & 2009 seasons, the team’s record improved to 18-2, with 75 players. The story was so compelling that a Hollywood film—Undefeated—was produced about it that won the 2012 Academy Award for Best Feature Length Documentary. In 2011, Bill was inducted into Bridge Builders for leadership in diversity, community, and justice. He was the 2012 recipient of the Liberty Bowl’s Harry Zinn Spirit of 1776 award for distinguished citizenship, recipient of the Carnival Memphis’ King’s award for outstanding achievement in Business and Industry, and the National Football Foundation and College Hall of fame Memphis chapter’s award winner for The distinguished American for Contribution to Amateur Athletics. In 2013, he was inducted into the prestigious Society of Entrepreneurs as a result of his success in business and community service. Today, Bill still operates as the President and CEO of Classic American Hardwoods. He’s a public speaker at a variety of venues from the Para Olympics in Colorado Springs to Nike, PepsiCo, FedEx, and other nationally recognized companies to churches, schools, and hospitals, and has written his first book, Against the Grain was released in May of 2014. Courtney lives with his wife and four children in Memphis, Tennessee.
Andrew Ferebee is the founder of Knowledge For Men & is die-hard passionate about personal development and entrepreneurship. He's a lifelong student of life & has dedicated his life to constantly striving to improve and help others. He doesn't claim to be the perfect man, and he doesn't claim to have the answers to every question in life. In Andrew's own words: "I’m the blind man telling other blind men where to find food. I test, experiment, and take massive risks, and I share my experiences every day on Knowledge For Men. When something works, I share it, and I tell you why it works. Together, we unlock our potential." Andrew's beliefs: Life is short. We must live in the now and live each day fully. Taking risks and stepping out of your comfort zone are growth. Education and application are the keys to growth. Finding and following your purpose in life is every man’s mission in life. You can do anything you want in life, but only through hard, hard work. Change your environment and you change everything. Women are never the end goal. They are a natural bonus to a well-lived life. Giving is the greatest feeling. Knowledge For Men Podcast A podcast that highlights today's most successful leaders share their incredible stories and life lessons to help you get the life you want in the areas of health, wealth, relationships and personal growth. Every show is jam packed with actionable tips and insights that will propel you forward to become the man you want to become. Check out Andrews Podcast Blueprint course!
Chris Brogan is an advisor and strategist to professionals and owners. It’s business strategy meets powerful personal development. Through courses, consulting, coaching, and events, he blends clarity of vision with pure action. He is a sought-after keynote speaker who has addressed crowds of thousands, been on the Dr Phil show, and once presented to a princess. Chris has consulted with companies you know like Disney, Microsoft, Coke, Titleist, Pepsico, Google, Motorola, and many more. He is the New York Times Bestselling author of seven books and counting, including The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth. He lives in northern Massachusetts, where he frequently plays Minecraft with his kids. About Chris's Latest Book: "The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth" Do you ever wonder where you fit in? Do you sometimes get that feeling that you have something much bigger to offer the universe, but then it fills you with fear and anxiety, so you think maybe I’ll just pay it safe? But what is safe? The factory job? The cubicle job? Factories all over have been converted to open spaces for startups. Skyscrapers have entire floors open for lease because the “same as everyone else” class of jobs have dried up. Many of us were raised to seek out a job that required us to fit in, to conform, to adapt until we fit the mold. The Freaks Shall Inherit The Earth is a guide for the kind of person who wouldn’t normally pick up a business book. The personal business revolution is upon us. Here’s your recipe book for starting your revolutionary business, including some of what you will learn: How to be as weird as you want while providing a viable business structure to support it What most people are missing from the basic frameworks of doing business How to turn passions into businesses How to build out the Digital Channel What Kickstarter and Square mean for the future of business) Take the plunge. Learn to fail and then win. Dare to do something that “everyone else” doesn’t. The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth will help. Chris explains step-by-step how to build your business from the ground up, all without compromising the unique mindset and personal values that make you a freak in the first place.
Dave has been a Christian for 54 years. He served with the Navigators for 37 years before becoming a life and leadership coach with Ministry coaching International. He also served as a Pastor at Mars Hill Church for eight years. Dave currently lives in Lake Forest, California with his wife Susan. They have been married for 45 years. They have four children and seven grand children. Dave travels conducting seminars on his books, Leaders Who Last and Mistakes Leaders Make. He also coaches Pastors in Canada, the United States and several other countries. Dave is one of the most passionate, upbeat and enthusiastic older leaders you will ever meet. He has more energy than men half his age and is a committed life-long learner. He blogs four times a week to which you can subscribe on the right. Dave's vision is to influence thousand of leaders in hundreds of churches all over the world in having biblically based, Holy Spirit empowered and Jesus honoring lives and ministries. Check out Dave's Website: davekraft.org Follow Dave on Twitter
When it comes to doing your great work in the world, Lisa Fabrega has a simple philosophy—every time you hold back, self-sabotage, and keep yourself from stepping into the leadership you know you were born to embody, you are affecting the fate of the world, because you are removing a key player that assists in its evolution—YOU. As a truth-telling coach, writer and an innovator in the realm of leadership, she has devoted her life to helping people unleash their inner Gandhi, Mother Teresa or MLK’s (or helping ordinary people achieve extraordinary things) so that they can make a powerful impact in the world. One client described her as her “Courage Curator” while another declared her to be “the secret weapon for the world’s next great thought leaders”. Her poems, essays and musings can be found on bentlily.com, Medium and Inside The Jungle Magazine. She has also been featured in CNN, Sports Illustrated and as a guest blogger on LauraRoeder.com. When she’s not helping people ignite their own revolutions in the world, you can find her traveling the world in search of epic nature views and watching the sunset with her laptop in one hand and a piña colada in the other. Release all of the things that are holding you back from stepping into the next level of your leadership and ignite the spark that will help you unleash you revolution at www.lisafabrega.com.
Committed to a world in which people go home every day fulfilled by the work they do, David Mead (Founder of Propel Inc) focuses on helping business leaders and organizations create cultures that make that idea possible. Inspired by Simon Sinek’s ground-breaking book, Start With Why, David’s natural ability to translate Sinek’s message comes across in all of his talks. Much of David’s early career was spent in the corporate training environment. Through his work he became acquainted with Sinek and his simple, yet powerful ideas. David saw an amazing opportunity to pair his experience with Sinek’s vision, which is centered around helping individuals and companies find their “Why”―their purpose or cause―and then to think, act, and communicate in a way that brings it to life. Inspired by the “Why” movement and the opportunity of having a meaningful impact in the lives of people around the world, David partnered with Sinek and his team in 2009. David creates tools and resources based on Sinek’s content, designed to help others find, articulate and live their “Why.” He also co-hosts the Start With Why podcast, which is downloaded in 66 countries and counting. Additionally, David shares the message of “Why” and how to put it into action through speaking, workshops, coaching and consulting. David earned a BA in Communication from the University of Utah and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the MBA program at Westminster College, where he focused his studies in Organizational Development.
Tom Rath is an expert on the role of human behavior in business, health, and economics. He has been described by the media and business leaders as one of the greatest thinkers and non-fiction writers of his generation. Tom has written five of the most influential books of the last decade. His first book, How Full Is Your Bucket?, was a #1 New York Times bestseller. His 2007 book, StrengthsFinder 2.0, was Amazon’s #1 selling book worldwide in 2013. Tom’s most recent New York Times bestsellers are Strengths Based Leadership, Wellbeing, and Eat Move Sleep: How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes. Published in late 2013, Eat Move Sleep was recognized by Apple iTunes as one of the best nonfiction books of the year and by The Globe and Mail’s as one of the 2013’s top three business books. In total, Tom’s books have sold more than 5 million copies, been translated in 16 languages, and made over 300 appearances on the Wall Street Journal’s bestseller list. In addition to his current research, speaking, and writing, Tom is a guest lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania and a Senior Scientist and advisor to Gallup, where he previously led the organization’s work on employee engagement, strengths, and wellbeing. Tom has also served as vice chairman of the VHL cancer research organization. He earned degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania. Tom and his wife, Ashley, and their two children live in Arlington, Virginia.
Eve Wright has never been the kind of woman to wait for opportunities—in business or in her personal life. This big-picture thinking, calculated risk-taking executive learned the hard way that, with her goals, she would have to create opportunities rat...
Tyler grew up with more energy and passion than most people knew how to handle. As a kid, his vitality was contagious and he freely spread his energy and optimism. Tyler continuously found ways to push his limits as far as he could, and he refused to take the "normal path" and sit on the sidelines of his own life. When he was a sophomore at The University of South Carolina, he started his own painting business with Young Entrepreneurs Across America. The year after that, he took on the role of mentoring five students, teaching them how to run their own successful businesses. It became apparent that helping others and showing them a different way to be "successful" was his passion. Giving others the energy and happiness to create their own path was his yellow brick road. After this, Tyler took a leap of faith and moved to Canada to intern under Jayson Gaignard (Founder of MastermindTalks). He helped to put on multiple conferences, events, and retreats. There he learned what made an exceptional conference that delivered the most value to all of its attendees from the best of the best. Tyler now speaks to and consults with students, businesses, and entrepreneurs across the country, teaching them the lessons he's learned on crushing conferences, expanding networks, and nurturing relationships. He also helped to create the #1 Career Guides and Creativity book Breaking Out Of A Broken System. About Tyler's Book: "Conference Crushing" Anyone can benefit from better networking skills, and Conference Crushing provides you with 17 highly effective skills you can put to work for building better relationships and growing a wider, stronger network. Whether you're a student trying to land a job, an entrepreneur trying to grow your business or someone who just needs a wider circle of influential people in their life, Conference Crushing is the tool you need. This book has three power-packed sections of actions you can take before, during and after each networking event to ensure your success increases exponentially. The reality is, none of us were ever taught how to succeed at these events. No one sits you down to explain how it works, and you certainly don't learn this in any college course. In this practical, easy-to-read and action-oriented book, Tyler Wagner explains how you can become more successful and grow your network by attending networking events the correct way. By drawing examples from his time as a student, entrepreneur, and years of coaching, he shows the reader how to maximize their networking skills in a conference setting and in their everyday life.
Mark Merrill is the founder and president of Family First, a widely respected national non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the family. Family First promotes principles for building marriages and raising children through three successful programs. All Pro Dad helps men become better fathers through NFL seminars, school-based All Pro Dad’s Days, and AllProDad.com. Its newest initiative, iMOM, and resource rich website, iMOM.com, provide mothers of all ages with information, ideas and encouragement to help them grow wise, healthy, purpose-minded, relationally-focused children. Mark is the host of the Family Minute with Mark Merrill, a national daily radio program that reaches 2,400,000 people each week. The broadcast is heard on mainstream stations in 32 states, as well as Canada, XM and SIRIUS Satellite Radio and American Forces Network. He has appeared on numerous ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC network affiliates and network radio programs including NPR, CBS Radio and the Canadian Broadcasting Network. His comments and writings have appeared in many publications including USA Today, the Washington Times and Sports Illustrated. As an energetic advocate for the family, Mark speaks at conferences and events for companies such as Chick-fil-A, JPMorganChase, and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. He also speaks at major events hosted by NFL teams, and at special engagements for dignitaries like First Lady Laura Bush and Governor Jeb Bush. Before founding Family First in 1991, Mark practiced law in Florida for seven years. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree as a Phi Beta Kappa in 1981 and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida. About Mark's Book: "All Pro Dad: Seven Essentials to Be a Hero to Your Kid" Dads, do you want to be a hero to your kids? A go-to coach for your teens? A husband your wife knows she can count on? All Pro Dad lays out a game plan built on seven essential fathering truths and ultra-practical insights for the questions every dad needs answered at some point. Like football, fatherhood is about winning. But it’s more than just scoring points. It’s about winning the hearts and minds of your children and leaving a rich legacy of love for future generations. With gut-level “huddle” questions to ask your children, and firsthand stories from well-recognized dads (CBS broadcaster James “JB” Brown, Chick-Fil-A founder and CEO S. Truett Cathy, Grammy Award–winning recording artist Michael W. Smith, FedEx Express COO and president, international, Michael Ducker, and more), All Pro Dad will stir you, equip you, and inspire you toward the goal of being a champion father and a hero to your kids.
Derek Lidow is a longtime global CEO, innovator and startup coach. He is widely-known as one of the world’s top experts on the electronics industry; his contributions range from patents to value chain applications that have forever improved companies as diverse as Sony, Samsung, Philips, Goldman Sachs and IBM. Among his many accomplishments, Derek a successful entrepreneur who built iSuppli, a leading market research firm. In 2010 he sold his company for $100 million to global information leader IHS. Today, Derek is giving back by teaching; Entrepreneurial Leadership and Creativity, Innovation and Design at Princeton and by working with young companies and aspiring entrepreneurs. He is a media commentator; Lidow’s coverage to date includes The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Bloomberg, The Economist, Nikkei, Reuters, and Taipei Times as well as many top bloggers. Derek’s degrees come from Princeton and Stanford where he earned a PhD in applied physics as a Hertz Foundation Fellow. He is based in New York City and Princeton, NJ. About The Book Why do so many entrepreneurs found innovative enterprises, only to find themselves failing as leaders once the business gets off the ground? Because, according to Derek Lidow, being an entrepreneur is fundamentally different from being a business leader. An entrepreneur's goal is making his or her vision a reality—a basically selfish, though beneficial, act. A leader, on the other hand, focuses on others, forging individuals with differing wants, needs, and visions into a winning team. In Startup Leadership, entrepreneur and professor Derek Lidow outlines exactly how one can balance these two opposing natures and provides you with the skills and tools to become an Entrepreneurial Leader. Based on Lidow's popular and well-respected course at Princeton University Developed out of extensive research and real-world experience Distills Lidow's insights into best practices for growing with the company you created Prepares to avoid the unseen traps that trip up many entrepreneurs With a unique approach based on extensive research and real-world application, Startup Leadership is a roadmap for innovators who seek to become Entrepreneurial Leaders who can successfully lead their team, enterprise, and themselves to lasting success.
Peter Docker is passionate about enabling others to be extraordinary. Inspired by Simon Sinek’s theory of The Golden Circle, Peter works to help individuals and organisations harness the power of Why. The result is extraordinary cultures and sustainable high performance. He illustrates his insights by drawing on examples from his previous flying, military, and industry career to explain principles that can be applied in any business. A leadership consultant and executive coach, Peter’s commercial experience extends across Europe, Middle East and Africa, North America, India, and the Far East. He has engaged at senior levels with several of the world’s largest companies, developing an understanding of many industries including oil and gas, construction, mining, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, banking, and aviation. A former senior Royal Air Force officer and professional pilot, Peter has been a Force Commander during combat flying operations and has seen service across the world. A seasoned crisis manager, his multi-faceted career has encompassed being an international negotiator for the UK Government; leading an aviation training and standards organisation; teaching post-graduates at the UK’s Defence College; flying the late Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher around the world; and leading multi-billion dollar international procurement projects. Peter is now dedicated to sharing his insights into how human beings operate, communicate and relate, specialising in organisational culture and leadership. Partnering with the “Start With Why” team since 2011, Peter works with organisations on longer-term engagements, delivers master classes at universities, and is a regular contributor to Simon Sinek’s blog and podcast series. Peter's Website: Why Not Unlimited
James D. "Murph" Murphy, the Founder & CEO of Afterburner, Inc., has a unique and powerful mix of leadership skills in both the military and business worlds. Murph joined the U.S. Air Force where he learned to fly the F-15. He logged over 1,200 hours as an instructor pilot in the F-15 and accumulated over 3,200 hours of flight time in other high-performance aircraft. As the 116th Fighter Wing's Chief of Training for the Georgia Air National Guard, Murph's job was to keep 42 combat-trained fighter pilots ready to deploy worldwide within 72 hours. As a flight leader, he flew missions to Central America, Asia, Central Europe and the Middle East. Prior to his service in the U.S. Air Force, Murph had a successful career in imaging equipment sales, where he helped increase his company's sales by 500%. Years later, he became Director of Sales for a small paint company. The concepts he developed and utilized in business and the U.S. Air Force would become known as Flawless Execution®. Applying Flawless Execution's continuous cycle of planning, briefing, executing, and debriefing, he increased his new employer's sales from $5 million to $52 million per year. Realizing that all companies and organizations could benefit from these same concepts, Murph started Afterburner Incorporated in early 1996. Through his leadership, Afterburner landed on Inc. Magazine's "Inc. 500 List" three times. Murph has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Inc. Magazine, Newsweek, Meetings & Conventions Magazine and has appeared on CNN, Fox News, and Bloomberg News. He was also named as one of Atlanta's top 50 entrepreneurs by Catalyst Magazine. To date, the Afterburner team of elite military professionals has led over 1 million executives, sales professionals, and business people from every industry through Afterburner's Flawless Execution Model℠, and its unique, high-energy programs. In Murphy's latest book is "Courage to Execute", where he shares a multitude of personal leadership stories that illustrates the principles of LOCKED. In "Courage to Execute" you’ll learn: • The value of effective execution • How to indoctrinate your people with values and skills • How to connect the troops with the leader’s intent • How to move from strategy toward accountable actions • How to maintain your teams battle rhythm: on track, on target, on time • The importance of regular debriefing • How to develop teams and leaders from Day one Through stories of intense situations encountered by true military elite units, Courage to Execute demonstrates why simplicity combats complexity, how mutual accountability yields trust, and how a focused and coordinated environment prepares your team for success. Have the courage to dig in and turn your organization into a high-performance, elite unit that executes consistently.
Few people have influenced the day-to-day management of people and companies more than Ken Blanchard. A prominent, sought-after author, speaker, and business consultant, Dr. Blanchard is universally characterized by his friends, colleagues, and clients as one of the most insightful, powerful, and compassionate individuals in business today. Ken is one of the most influential leadership experts in the world and is respected for his years of groundbreaking work in the fields of leadership and management. Dr. Ken Blanchard is the cofounder and Chief Spiritual Officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies®, an international management training and consulting firm that he and his wife, Margie Blanchard, began in 1979 in San Diego, California. In addition to being a renowned speaker and consultant, Ken also spends time as a visiting lecturer at his alma mater, Cornell University, where he is a trustee emeritus of the Board of Trustees. Starting with his phenomenal best-selling book, The One Minute Manager®, coauthored with Spencer Johnson, which has sold more than 13 million copies and remains on best-seller lists, to Raving Fans®, Gung Ho!®, and Whale Done!, Ken’s impact as a writer is far reaching. His books have combined sales of more than 18 million copies in more than 25 languages. Ken has received many awards and honors for his contributions in the fields of management, leadership, and speaking.The National Speakers Association awarded him its highest honor, the “Council of Peers Award of Excellence.” He was inducted into the HRD Hall of Fame by Training magazine and Lakewood Conferences, and he received the Golden Gavel Award from Toastmasters International. Ken also received The Thought Leadership Award for continued support of work-related learning and performance by ISA—The Association of Learning Providers. Ken has been inducted into Amazon’s Hall of Fame as one of the top 25 best-selling authors of all time.The business school at Grand Canyon University bears his name. In addition, Ken teaches students in the Master of Science in Executive Leadership Program at the University of San Diego. Born in New Jersey and raised in NewYork, Ken received a master’s degree from Colgate University, and a bachelor’s and PhD from Cornell University. An avid golfer, Ken belongs to the Loch Lomond Golf Club in Scotland. Check out Ken's latest book "Fit At Last"