John Eades is the CEO of LearnLoft a leadership development company which exists to turn managers into leaders. He was named a 2017 LinkedIn Top Voice in Management & Workplace. He is the author of Building the Best: 8 Proven Leadership Principles to Elevate Others to Success and is the host of the Follow My Lead Podcast. On this episode, we discuss the importance of how you give feedback to build skills, how the best sales managers inspire, and how his leadership development work has changed (hint: it’s become more human). We also discuss his favorite ways to help sales managers teach salespeople and grow their skills.
Tina Frey Clements currently leads rpc, a consulting company that focuses on elevating the performance of companies by focusing on people engagement. Over her career she has worked with organizations such as The BMW Group on performance management, talent management, development, and training. On this episode, we discussed why, sometimes, failure is an option and what her experience was like joining rpc coming from HR at BMW. We also discuss the difference between training, coaching, and consulting and why it matters.
Bjorn Billhardt is the CEO and Founder of Abilitie, an award-winning leadership development company — the very company that produces this podcast! In a special live-recorded episode of the Learn to Lead Podcast, we discuss Bjorn’s origin story in business and how that first endeavor got derailed. We also talk about what brought Bjorn to focus his career in the education space, and the core purpose behind why Bjorn does the work he does with Abilitie and the Invited MBA. Additionally, Bjorn gives advice for early-career leaders who wish to grow their impact and discusses what he has learned from the Learning & Development industry during COVID-19.
René Carayol is a keynote speaker specializing in diversity, leadership, and culture who draws on his experiences on the boards of top British and American companies. He is the author of the best-selling business books “Corporate Voodoo” and “My Voodoo”. His latest best-selling book, “SPIKE”, is leading the ‘Strengths based Revolution’. René continues to facilitate and host conferences all over the world and provide board-level mentoring and masterclasses to some of the largest global corporations. On this episode, we discuss the difference between diverse companies and inclusive companies, the lessons he learned when he was first brought on the board of PepsiCo, and why he believes wholeheartedly in a strengths-based approach to leadership development.
Originally a UCLA professor of psychiatry for over 25 years, and a former FBI and police hostage negotiation trainer, Dr. Mark Goulston’s unique background has made him a sought-after resource and change facilitator to Fortune 500 leaders, entrepreneurs, and educators across the nation. On this episode, we discuss how his mental health challenges in college led to his work helping leaders be more influential. He also shares the importance of listening as a manager, his technique for being a better listener, and how you can improve your skills every day.
Dr. Sarabeth Berk is a personal branding strategist, career advisor, the leading expert in hybrid professional identity, and the founder of More Than My Title. She’s also a hybrid professional herself. Additionally, Sarabeth has been a TEDx speaker, cited in Forbes, and received a “Colorado Inno on Fire Award” for her innovative work. On this episode, we discuss what a hybrid professional is, the benefits of hybridity for workplaces, and how to manage hybrid professionals to maximize their impact. Additionally, Sarabeth shares the advice she gives hybrid professionals in her work with individuals and organizations.