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Explore the timeless principles and virtues that accompany successful and admirable leaders, as Scott Monty interviews executives, authors, and entrepreneurs.
3 days ago
Perseverance, Grit and Values
Life isn’t always easy. Sometimes it isn’t fair. And leaders know that in those instances, what you’re made of will show your true character. David Morales is an executive, entrepreneur, and author who has found his way from poverty to success, but his true success is more than monetary. He has found it in the values he has learned and carries on: those of perseverance, grit, and faith. He talks about what drove him to write a leadership book in the style of a memoir, his new non-for-profit that is aimed to help give people control over their financial future, and the powerful and deeply rooted family stories that make him say “¡Empuja!” Full show notes are available at: https://www.timelesstimely.com/p/grit-values Please subscribe to the Timeless & Timely newsletter.
Jan 12, 2022
Models of Leadership
Our first episode of Timeless Leadership in 2022 goes in the direction of philosophy and business. Plato divulged many lessons to his students, and in doing so, enumerated a handful of leadership models that are still relevant today. These models define a number of modern leaders and are fluid enough that we can find ourselves espousing the principles of more than one of them at a time. R. Edward Freeman, University Professor and Elis and Signe Olsson Professor of Business Administration at the Darden Graduate School of Business joins us to discuss the intersection of philosophy and business, particularly around Plato’s teachings. Full show notes are available at https://www.timelesstimely.com/p/models-of-leadership Please subscribe to the Timeless & Timely newsletter.
Dec 22, 2021
The Art of Reassembly
This episode of Timeless Leadership takes a different turn. Grief is a process that we’re likely all enduring right now, in one form or another. A good leader will understand that their employees are more than who they are at work—and will know the right questions to ask when they observe something. Peg Conway observed something in herself years after her mother died with Peg was just seven years old. Something that made her realize that she never properly grieved. In The Art of Reassembly: A Memoir of Early Mother Loss and Aftergrief, Peg takes us on a deeply personal journey that is filled with lessons for anyone dealing with grief. Join Scott as he has a deep and moving conversation with Peg about grief, and what leaders can learn from her. Links * “Grief Fatigue” (Timeless & Timely) * Peg’s book: The Art of Reassembly: A Memoir of Early Mother Loss and Aftergrief * Peg’s website * Rebecca's Story Find Timeless Leadership everywhere you listen to podcasts. And please tell others about us.
Dec 17, 2021
Levity from Gratitude Friday
We were without a guest this week on Timeless Leadership, so we grabbed an item from the #GratitudeFriday Twitter Spaces we hosted. Each Friday, we swap stories with other participants about things for which we were grateful or that brought joy into our lives, in order to share that joy with others. This week, it was (surprisingly) an obituary for Renay Mandel Corren. Find Timeless Leadership everywhere you listen to podcasts. And please tell others about us.
Dec 8, 2021
The latest episode of Timeless Leadership is History, Disrupted. Knowing history is essential to charting a course for the future. But history misinformation and disinformation spreads so quickly on the web that we risk losing critical data about our past that can erode the present. Jason Steinauer, author of History, Disrupted: How Social Media and the World Wide Web Have Changed the Past, and a history communicator, joins us to talk about historical literacy, media literacy, and what we can do to prepare ourselves for a more robust future. Links * “Cultural (Il)literacy” (Timeless & Timely) * History, Disrupted: How Social Media and the World Wide Web Have Changed the Past * The History Club (Substack) * Check out “The Case for Historical Literacy” * Jason Steinahauer’s site * Great Books by David Denby * Eastern historians Toyin Falola, Yu Ying-shih, Romila Thapar * Other resources: * #WomenToFollow list * National Women’s History Museum * Women Also Know History Find Timeless Leadership everywhere you listen to podcasts. And please tell others about us.
Dec 1, 2021
This week on Timeless Leadership (available everywhere you get podcasts), the topic is Growth. Every business, every sales executive, every leader is interested in growth. But we largely look at growth simply as a numbers game. What if you took a more holistic approach? Our guest is Jon Ferrara, founder of Nimble CRM, who is dedicated to helping people grow — not just as professionals, but personally as well. While his company is a software company, their focus is primarily on the ‘R’ in CRM: relationships. And Jon’s leadership philosophy is centered around that; he achieves his own dreams by helping others to achieve theirs. Tune in to hear more about how Jon views growth, his early days as a software entrepreneur, what inspired him to choose the path he did, and more. Links * “Growing Pains” (Timeless & Timely) * Nimble CRM * Jon Ferrara on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook Find Timeless Leadership everywhere you listen to podcasts. And please tell others about us.
1 hr 4 min
Nov 17, 2021
This week on Timeless Leadership (available everywhere you get podcasts), the topic is Long-Term Thinking. It seems like the 21st century is conspiring against us, giving us the opportunity to multitask like never before, flashing never-ending notifications on our phones, and giving us everything on demand. But we're being short-changed, as our ability to focus on the long term is knee-capped. Dorie Clark has the answer in her latest book The Long Game: How to be a Long-Term Thinker in a Short-Term World. And she joins us to talk about how we can focus and keep the faith as we embrace bigger goals in our lives. Links * “The Common Denominator of Success” (Timeless & Timely) * Dorie's book: The Long Game: How to be a Long-Term Thinker in a Short-Term World * Dorie’s site: dorieclark.com * Connect with Dorie on Twitter and LinkedIn * Other resources mentioned: * The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin * Laura Vanderkam's time-tracking challenge * The Progress Principle by Teresa Amabile Find Timeless Leadership everywhere you listen to podcasts. And please tell others about us.
Nov 10, 2021
This week on Timeless Leadership (available everywhere you get podcasts), the topic is Influence. “Influencers” get a lot of press, and not all of it is good. But rather than focusing on influencers and influencer marketing, Jason Falls focuses on influence: where does it come from? What are the principles behind it? And how can you prepare yourself to influence others, whether you’re a fashionista on Instagram or the CEO of your company? As you would guess, the concepts are universal. We cover topics like: * Robert Cialdini’s Six Principles of Persuasion * The Five Key ‘Tudes of Audiences * The difference between popularity and influence * The intersection of technology and humanity in driving influence Links * “Manufacturing Fame” (Timeless & Timely) * Jason’s book: Winfluence: Reframing Influencer Marketing to Ignite Your Brand (Amazon) * Winfluence Podcast * Jason’s site: JasonFalls.com * Connect with Jason on Twitter and LinkedIn Find Timeless Leadership everywhere you listen to podcasts. And please tell others about us.
Nov 4, 2021
This week on Timeless Leadership, the topic is Inspiration. Thomas Edison said “Genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration,” but that’s giving too much credit to the hard work. Without the inspiration to set someone in the right direction, the work would never begin. Chris Voss, of The Chris Voss Show Podcast and author of Beacons of Leadership: Inspiring Lessons of Success in Business and Innovation, knows a few things about finding the right direction and being inspired to pursue a passion. He talks with us about what he has learned in his three-decade journey of entrepreneurship and from hundreds of interviews with guests on his show. From a movie-inspired submarine maneuver to essential office supplies, and Ted Lasso’s coaching hero to ancient mythology, Chris shares with us his top five leadership traits, a leadership toolbox, and how self-awareness is at the root of inspiring leaders. Listen on the podcast player of your choice. Links * Chris’s book: Beacons of Leadership: Inspiring Lessons of Success in Business and Innovation * Beacons of Leadership * The Chris Voss Show * @ChrisVossShow1 on Twitter * Chris Voss on LinkedIn * Be-Know-Do (U.S. Army) * John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success Subscribe to Timeless & Timely at https://www.timelesstimely.com
Oct 28, 2021
This week on Timeless Leadership, the topic is Realism. As we blast into the future together on Spaceship Earth, what awaits us? Everywhere we turn, there are examples of future states that are alternatively cheery or hopeless. But Kate O’Neill argues that the future is not binary. In fact, there are many futures that await us; it depends on how we look at it. That’s the premise of her book A Future So Bright: How Strategic Optimism and Meaningful Innovation Can Restore Humanity and Change the World. We can’t assume that the future is a given, nor that we don’t have the power to change it. When we operate in the realm of reality, we can choose the world we leave to the next generation. Links * Kate’s book: A Future So Bright: How Strategic Optimism and Meaningful Innovation Can Restore Humanity and Change the World * Kate’s site: KO Insights * How conspiracy theories bypass people’s rationality (Psyche) * Edelman Trust Barometer * Previous episodes mentioned: * Optimism with Harry Cohen * Humanity with Tom Peters * Trust with Margot Bloomstein Find Timeless Leadership wherever you listen to podcasts. And please, tell others about us.
Oct 21, 2021
This week on Timeless Leadership, the topic is Trust. What’s the shortest distance between cynicism and hope? If you said trust, then you’re aligned with Margot Bloomstein, author of Trustworthy: How the Smartest Brands Beat Cynicism and Bridge the Trust Gap. Trust also happens to be, in our opinion, the basis of any kind of relationship — and certainly of leadership. Without trust, you’re a boss, not a leader. Margo Bloomstein joins us to talk about the trust gap, how building trust is about consistency and context, and how voice, volume, and vulnerability come into play. Links * The Basis of the Best Relationships * Margot’s website: Appropriate, Inc. * Margot’s book: Trustworthy: How the Smartest Brands Beat Cynicism and Bridge the Trust Gap Please leave us a rating or review so other people can benefit from Timeless Leadership. Find Timeless Leadership wherever you listen to podcasts.
Oct 14, 2021
This week on Timeless Leadership, the topic is Attentiveness. When we’re leading — particularly in moments of success — it’s common to let our guard down. To take our eyes off the ball for a moment. It’s at that very moment that we need to be more attentive, more vigilant, than ever. And that’s what Len Herstein writes about in his new book Be Vigilant! Strategies to Stop Complacency, Improve Performance, and Safeguard Success. Len talks with us about the connection between his volunteer police job and business, and has these takeaways: * Steps you can take to avoid crises through threat awareness and management, scenario planning, and strategic communication. * Assessment tips to help focus efforts on what went wrong, and what went right, after every project—and how to learn from both. * The strategy of simple, sensory-based reminders to enforce positive behaviors at the workplace and at home. * Better management accountability and protection against harmful…
Oct 6, 2021
This week on Timeless Leadership, the topic is Adaptability. There are many ways to become a better leader. But there’s no single way. Every leader needs to be prepared for changes that they didn’t anticipate. You can’t bury your head in the sand, nor can you chase the latest fad. There’s a balance and a number of things to consider as change happens. Our guest this week is analyst, speaker, and advisor Jeremiah Owyang. And he has a process by which he coaches leaders on being adaptable for the future, including a set of five questions that every leader must ask. Links * Jeremiah’s website (Web Strategy) * Kaleido Insights * Claim one $JOW, one of Jeremiah’s coins on Rally. * “The Three Reasons the Collaborative Economy is Happening” (Web Strategy) * “Big Brands Experiment with NFTs, and a Look to the Future” (Web Strategy) * “Leadership in an Uncertain Future” (Timeless & Timely) Please leave us a rating or review so other people can benef…
Sep 30, 2021
This week on Timeless Leadership, the topic is Intentionality. We go through our days, flitting from one meeting to the next, firing off emails, and swatting down Slack messages. But as we do so, are we spending much time really thinking about things? How much deliberation are we giving them? How often do we stop to register whether something fits with our beliefs or values? And what do our actions say about our values? David Amerland wrote Intentional: How to Live, Love, Work, and Play Meaningfully to address the interconnection between many of the principles of Timeless Leadership. Links * David Amerland’s website * David’s book: Intentional: How to Live, Love, Work, and Play Meaningfully * Preface to the book * David on Twitter, LinkedIn, Medium, YouTube, and Instagram Please leave us a rating or review so other people can benefit from Timeless Leadership. And if you enjoyed this episode, you might also enjoy our episodes on Resilience and Control. Find Timele…
Jul 2, 2021
This week on Timeless Leadership, the topic is Entrepreneurship. Even in the most conventional of ivory towers, leaders need to exhibit some form of entrepreneurship. Initiative, integrity, creativity, courage, and a number of other factors come together to form what’s needed for the entrepreneurial spirit. Freddie Laker, CEO of Chameleon Collective is an inveterate entrepreneur and is our guest this week on Timeless Leadership. Links * The Entrepreneurial Son with Everything to Prove * Freddie Laker (Wikipedia) * Chameleon Collective * Oh Ship! Show * The 10 Most Important Leadership Questions Answered Please leave us a rating or review so other people can benefit from Timeless Leadership. And don’t forget to subscribe to the Timeless & Timely newsletter.
Jun 25, 2021
This week on Timeless Leadership, the topic is Innovation. Creativity by itself is nothing. It's how you assemble bits of creative genius into something workable that give you innovation. But innovation isn't an endpoint. It's a journey. One that has concrete, repeatable steps. Carla Johnson, author of RE:Think Innovation, has the formula for that success and she's our guest this week on Timeless Leadership. Links * Innovation in Storytelling (Timeless & Timely) * Carla’s book: RE:Think Innovation: How the World’s Most Prolific Innovators Come Up with Great Ideas that Deliver Extraordinary Outcomes * Book website: ReThinkInnovationBook.com * Carla Johnson’s website Please leave us a rating or review so other people can benefit from Timeless Leadership. And if you enjoyed this episode, you might also enjoy: Collaboration with Alan Mulally Communication with Tamsen Webster Find all of the episodes on the podcast player of your choice. And don’t forget to subsc…
Jun 18, 2021
This week on Timeless Leadership, the topic is Control. As leaders, we like to think we're in control. But that's just a mirage. With the world changing around us so quickly, we need to be adaptable. There is a limit to the things you can and should control at any given time. Everything else is just a distraction. Our guest this week is Carey Lohrenz, the first female F-14 Tomcat pilot and author of Span of Control, talks with us about how to remain flexible and comfortable, and control as much as we can in an uncertain world. Links: * Character Defines Success Amid Uncertainty (Timeless & Timely) * Carey’s book: Span of Control: Span Of Control: What To Do When You're Under Pressure, Overwhelmed, And Ready To Get What You Really Want * Carey Lohrenz’s website * Carey’s podcast: Welcome to My Office Please leave us a rating or review so other people can benefit from Timeless Leadership. And subscribe to the Timeless & Timely newsletter.
Jun 10, 2021
This week on Timeless Leadership, the topic is Collaboration. We often think of collaboration as simply doing business. We need to work together with others to get things done. And yet, what seems so simple requires more effort than you might think. Working together requires: * A full appreciation for teach team member * A clear and compelling vision * Trust and accountability Our guest is Alan Mulally, who transformed a struggling Ford Motor Company into one of the world’s leading automobile companies and the #1 automobile brand in the United States. Alan is renowned for his strategic and operational leadership and his Working Together Management System. Links: * In It Together * Alan's contribution in The Extraordinary Power of Leader Humility * American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company * Working Together Webinar with Alan Mulally and Marshall Goldsmith Please leave us a rating or review so other people can benefit from Timeless Le…
Jun 3, 2021
This week on Timeless Leadership, the topic is Authenticity. Trust sits at the intersection of vulnerability and authenticity. We hear a lot about authenticity these days, but what is it and why is it important? Our guest this week is Minter Dial, a former executive at multinational companies, leadership, branding, and transformation consultant, and author of You Lead: How Being Yourself Makes You a Better Leader. Links: * It's You I Like (Timeless & Timely) * You Lead: How Being Yourself Makes You a Better Leader (Minter's book) * Minter Dial's website * The Last Ring Home (documentary) Please leave us a rating or review so other people can benefit from Timeless Leadership. And subscribe to the Timeless & Timely newsletter.
1 hr 11 min
May 27, 2021
This week on Timeless Leadership, the topic is Patience. The old adage says patience is a virtue, but what does that mean, exactly? Our guest this week is Ted Wright, a pioneer in word of mouth marketing (WOMM) and the CEO of Fizz. If anything, Ted understands how his work requires patience from others. Ted became impatient after his father died when he was just a teenager, and he had to work to slow himself down and practice patience ever since. "With the right employees, you might not go faster, but you go farther." Links: * Patience and Fortitude (Timeless & Timely) * Fizz (Ted's company) * Fizz: Harness the Power of Word of Mouth Marketing to Drive Brand Growth (Amazon) Please leave us a rating or review so other people can benefit from Timeless Leadership. And subscribe to the Timeless & Timely newsletter.
May 21, 2021
This week on Timeless Leadership, the topic is Resilience. More than persistence, resilience is about an inner strength we draw on and inspire in others. Our guest this week is Kat Cole, whose own resilience has driven her to the top of national and multinational brands. Learn what keeps her going even during difficult times, how the Ask-Answer-Act formula works for her, and why we should always question our success. "Resilience and heart are key to success." Links: * Resilience: Where Do You Find Your Inner Strenth? (Timeless & Timely) * Learning from Reflection (Checking In with Kat Cole) * How to Lead Even When You Have a Heavy Heart (Checking In) Please leave us a rating or review so other people can benefit from Timeless Leadership. And subscribe to the Timeless & Timely newsletter.
May 13, 2021
This week on Timeless Leadership, the topic is Humanity and why it's the most important element of excellence. * "Soft" skills vs. "hard" skills - we seem to have the concepts reversed. * Putting more focus on elevating women's voices in the leadership suite and marketplace. * The difference between "resume virtues" and "eulogy virtues." Tom Peters has been chasing excellence for 43 years. Beginning with his landmark book In Search of Excellence, he has made a career of calling out the exemplary behavior in leaders and castigating that which needs to change. His latest book—which he says is his last—is the final salvo for excellence, stated with urgency: Excellence Now: Extreme Humanism. "What you are doing right now will be the hallmark of your entire career." Links * The Humanity of the Pickle Barrel * Tom's book: https://amzn.to/3fj5d2I * More about the book at the Excellence Now Campaign Please leave us a rating or review so other people can benefit from…
May 6, 2021
This week on Timeless Leadership, the topic is a leader's role in Communication. * Leaders need to have a vision, but in order to succeed they need to effectively communicate that vision * How can a leader take a complex set of ideas and make them understandable for audiences? * What is The Red Thread® storytelling structure and how does it work? Part strategist, part storyteller, part English-to-English translator, Tamsen Webster helps experts drive action with their ideas. Tamsen honed her trademark Red Thread approach in and for major organizations like Johnson & Johnson, Harvard Medical School, and Intel, as well as with hundreds of individual founders, academics, and thought leaders. She's a former TEDx Executive Producer and current Idea Strategist. More important for our show, Tamsen is author of Find Your Red Thread: Make Your Big Ideas Irresistible. Links * Communicate Simply and with Emotion * Tamsen's book: https://amzn.to/3b9R4U9 * More about the book…
1 hr 3 min
Apr 29, 2021
This week on Timeless Leadership, we're talking about Humor. * How can you use humor in the workplace? * What kind of humor is acceptable? * Why is it okay not to be serious all the time? Our guest is Kathy Klotz-Guest, whose career is a story of using play as creative fuel. Her burning question for companies is "How does your culture focus on making peoples’ lives better?" Her answer: It can and should run like an improv group with a collaborative “yes and” mentality. Links * Required reading: "The Social Element of Humor" * Kathy's site: https://www.keepingithuman.com * Kathy's book: Stop Boring Me!: How to Create Kick-Ass Marketing Content, Products and Ideas Through the Power of Improv Subscribe to the Timeless & Timely newsletter Don't forget to leave us a rating or a review. And if there's an extraordinary leader you know, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
1 hr 3 min
Apr 22, 2021
This week on Timeless Leadership, we're tackling the subject of Wisdom. Our guest is public philosopher Tom V. Morris, Ph.D. Throughout history, people have looked to leaders as fonts of wisdom. Sometimes the accolade is warranted, sometimes it's a false promise. Why is wisdom important, and how is it different from knowledge? Can we ever make a claim to wisdom? How can we recognize wisdom in others? Tom Morris is one of the world's top public philosophers and pioneering business thinkers. He's the author of over 30 groundbreaking books and is a legendary speaker whose electrifying talks reengage people around their deepest values and reignite their passion for work and life. Links * The Role of Wisdom: Information vs. Transformation * Tom Morris's website * Book: Plato's Lemonade Stand * Book: If Aristotle Ran General Motors * Tom's full list of books Subscribe to the Timeless & Timely newsletter
1 hr 6 min
Apr 15, 2021
This week on Timeless Leadership, we'll be discussing the role of Optimism and leadership with Harry Cohen, Ph.D. Specifically, heliotropic leadership. * What is heliotropic leadership? * Why is being the sun so important? * What are some techniques we can use to invite positivity? * How we can go from knowing to doing Harry Cohen, Ph.D. is an executive and leadership coach, a psychologist, and owner of a popular Ann Arbor restaurant. He developed the principles in his book Be the Sun, Not the Salt as a way to encourage his clients to be their best selves. Links * Finding Hope https://www.timelesstimely.com/p/finding-hope * The Book: Be the Sun, Not the Salt https://amzn.to/2KYFy12 * Harry's website: https://www.bethesunnotthesalt.com/ * Harry's TedX talk: https://youtu.be/c4QUp6tuo-E Subscribe to the Timeless & Timely newsletter
1 hr 1 min
Apr 8, 2021
This week on Timeless Leadership, we're discussing Humility. Join Scott as he welcomes Marilyn Gist, Ph.D., speaker, consultant, and retired academic and author of The Extraordinary Power of Leader Humility: Thriving Organizations & Great Results. Marilyn defines leader humility as "the tendency to feel and display deep regard for others' dignity." The six qualities of leader humility drive how leaders are perceived, how vision is implemented, and how organizations succeed. Marilyn shares examples from leaders at companies such as Ford, Costco, Microsoft, and more. Links * Marilyn's book: The Extraordinary Power of Leader Humility https://amzn.to/2GzZSpN * Marilyn's website: https://www.marilyngist.com * Further reading: Humility, Individuality, and Visibility https://www.timelesstimely.com/p/humility-individuality-and-visibility Subscribe to the Timeless & Timely newsletter
Apr 1, 2021
Our guest is David Murray, author of An Effort to Understand: Hearing One Another (and Ourselves) in a Nation Cracked in Half. His book is a series of essays that gives readers a window into everyday American discourse–from the rural backroads to corporate C-suites. A student of history, Murray shows that however great the personal and political divides between us, we have just as deep a desire to connect. Understanding is the bridge between discord and discourse, based on mutual trust and a desire to move forward. Links: * David's Book: An Effort to Understand * Robert F. Kennedy's "Effort to Understand" speech * David's blog Writing Boots * Leadership means knowing when to dig in, and when to give in Subscribe to Timeless & Timely Feedback for Scott? Have an idea for a guest? Send it to email@example.com.
Mar 25, 2021
This week on Timeless Leadership, we'll be discussing the role of Kindness and leadership. * Why does kindness matter? * What is the NICE Method™? * What steps can we take to choose kindness when it seems the most difficult? * Who are some inspirational and successful leaders who personify the principle of kindness? Join Scott as he welcomes Dave Delaney, a keynote speaker, corporate trainer, podcaster, author of the acclaimed book, New Business Networking, and creator of the NICE Method™. He hosts the Nice Podcast and writes the Nice Maker Newsletter. We couldn't think of a nicer guy for this episode. Links: * Dave Delaney's website * New Business Networking (Dave's book) * The Nice Maker Newsletter * The Nice Podcast * The Business Case for Kindness (U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation) * Understanding Body Language by Scott Rouse Subscribe to the Timeless & Timely newsletter Feedback for Scott? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1 hr 6 min
Mar 18, 2021
This week, we'll explore the role of luck in life and in leadership. * What role does luck play in leadership? * Is it possible to make your own luck? * How can we respond to external forces when our luck turns one way or another? Join Scott as he welcomes Laura Gassner Otting, bestselling author of the book Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life. Laura is a motivational keynote speaker and an executive coach who helps leaders get unstuck. Links: * Laura Gassner Otting * Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life * The Four Questions Consonance Quiz (myfourquestions.com) Subscribe to the Timeless & Timely newsletter Feedback for Scott? Send it to email@example.com.
1 hr 33 min