Leadership Toggle

Episode 140 – Brad Montgomery – Happiness / audio

Happiness

Brad Montgomery (@BradMontgomery on twitter) chats about happiness with host Craig Price. Happiness can be the Holy Grail for many people, elusive, just out of reach or more commonly, something that happens intermittently for short periods of time. But what if you had control over your happiness? That’s what Brad proposes to a skeptical Craig. The two talk about the flaws in The Secret (or outright lies if you ask Craig) how you can take unhappy conditions and fine tune them so you can be happier, how to gradually get incrementally happier versus trying to drastically change overnight as well as discover that they are just two short balding guys talking about the same things from different perspectives. The more things seem different the more they are closer to the same. It seems super positive and negative people can get along! Everybody sing Kumbaya!

You can find the newly minted CPAE (hall of fame speaker) Brad Montgomery at http://BradMontgomery.com.

APP BONUS: Read the first chapter from Brad’s book Humor Us: America’s Top Humorists On the Power of Laughter.

Play

Episode 133 – Ralph Peterson – Leadership Lessons / audio

Leadership Lessons

Ralph Peterson (@SpeakerRalphP on twitter) returns to discuss his new book of leadership lessons with host Craig Price. Being in the housekeeping game is a tough row to hoe. Low wages, high turnover, cleaning toilets (among other grosser things) it amazes Craig that anyone stays a week. Now try and manage the people who stick around!! Ralph’s new book “Managing When No One Wants to Work: Leadership Lessons from an Executive Housekeeper touches on his many experiences, putting them in context for any manager in any industry. The two talk about push back, how communication changed between employee and manager as well as crazy Spanish conquerors!  Managing When No One Wants To Work: Lessons Of Leadership From An Executive Housekeeper is a management exposé that reveals how to manage call-outs, attitude, turnover, motivation, conflict, and breaking down the popular, “We’ve always done it that way,” mentality, regardless of the field you are managing in.

You can learn more about Ralph at http://ralphpeterson.com
App Bonus: Read the 1st chapter of Ralph’s book for free!

Play

Episode 122 – Kirby Lammers – Mind, Body and Business / audio

Mind, Body and Business

Kirby Lammers (@kirbydynabiz on twitter) returns to discuss his book Mind, Body and Business: The New Generation of Leaders with host Craig Price. Leadership and leadership styles need to adapt for businesses to thrive if not just survive. Kirby and Craig discuss the first book in a series on leadership in which they discuss Ted Williams, managers vs. leaders, grooming potential and how to properly return a failed leader back into their original position. Kirby’s book aims to energize the workforce, strengthen business with a “FEEL GOOD” environment, increase morale, produce passion and purpose, provide a sustainable motivation, reduce employee turnover and build a culture for prevention of disease and illnesses. And if anyone has the personality for it, Kirby sure does! It’s been almost 120 episodes but Kirby is back and ready for more.

You can learn more about Kirby, his book and his executive coaching at http://www.mindbodyandbusiness.com/ 

Play

Episode 117 – David Dye – Leadership Communication / audio

Leadership Communication

David Dye (@DavidMDye on twitter) talks with host Craig Price about the importance of proper leadership communication.  David’s new book “7 Things Your Team Needs To Hear You Say” covers many of the issues with today’s leaders and how they can lead more effectively. Craig and David cover a lot of ground that includes: Fear as is a poor yet popular tactic that usually only gets the least amount of effort acceptable, Craig getting robbed at gunpoint and why leaders need to humanize themselves instead of setting themselves above their employees. 

In The Seven Things Your Team Needs to Hear You Say, David shares practical and encouraging leadership communication tools you can use to cultivate engaged, responsible, and results-oriented teams. Whether you’re a new front-line leader, a small business owner, or a veteran manager, The Seven Things Your Team Needs to Hear You Say will inspire you to inspire your team. You don’t need buckets of charisma – they just need to hear you say these seven things.

 You can learn more about David at http://www.trailblazeinc.com

Play

Episode 68 – Arin Reeves – Inclusion / audio

Arin Reeves (@ArinNReeves on Twitter) educates Craig on Inclusion. The two cover politics, arranged marriages, generational issues as well as Arin’s new book “The Next IQ: The Next Level of Intelligence for the 21st Century Leaders”. Both Arin and Craig will be at the Association of Legal Administrators Region 2 conference in Atlanta this September 28th and 29th.

You can find Arin and her book at http://www.thenextIQ.com

Play

Switch to our mobile site