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Explore the timeless principles and virtues that accompany successful and admirable leaders, as Scott Monty interviews executives, authors, and entrepreneurs.
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 subscribe to the Timeless & Timely newsletter.
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 Leadership. And subscribe to the Timeless & Timely newsletter.
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 Timeless Leadership. And subscribe to the Timeless & Timely newsletter.
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 at RedThreadBook.com * Sign up for Tamsen's newsletter, videos, and more at TamsenWebster.com. * Article discussed on the show: Georgian Britain's Anti-Vaxxer Movement (Public Domain Review) Please leave us a rating or review so other people can benefit from Timeless Leadership. And subscribe to the Timeless & Timely newsletter.
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