Why We Started this Podcast
Learn To Lead is a podcast that explores the world of leadership development and shares stories about the journey we all take learning to lead. On our show we talk about how people can lead teams more effectively, how organizations can enhance their approaches to developing the leaders of tomorrow, and we talk to our guests about their own journey of professional and personal development.
We speak to authors, professors, artists, and business/community leaders about how they developed as a leader and how they are working to develop future leaders.
Steven Rogelberg is a Professor at UNC Charlotte with over 100 publications addressing issues such as team effectiveness, employee well-being, and leadership. He joins us on this episode to discuss his findings from more than 20 years of research on meetings. Throughout our conversation, Stephen shares the common problems with meetings and how to address them. He also discusses ways to construct a meeting agenda and what to do after a meeting is over to ensure it has a lasting impact.
Tim Krauss is the co-founder of Mammoth Creameries. He joins us on this episode to share his story about why he went from a successful software career to founding a frozen custard company. We discuss how he helped fill a gap in the dessert market by creating a “clean” Keto ice cream brand, what it’s like to work with your spouse, and how he finds balance in his personal and professional life.
Dr. Sally Eaves is a leading thinker and writer regarding the future of technology and is a member of the Forbes Technology Council. Dr. Eaves joins us on this episode to explain STEAM vs STEM research, how education and technology go hand in hand, and what emerging technology she is most excited about being integrated into the modern workplace in the coming years.
Ashley Wainscott is the CEO and Founder of Simply Sold, an award winning renovation firm that has built a simpler and more effective construction process. Ashley joins us on this episode to discuss strategies to push through difficult times, the "trickling down" effect, and her tips for building a company from the ground up.
Shep Hyken is the author of seven books, a frequent keynote speaker, and the Chief Amazement Officer at Shepard Presentations. He joins us on this episode to discuss his tenants of a great customer experience, how he approaches hiring top talent, and the importance of not overlooking the small details.
Mike Michalowicz is the author of Fix This Next, a former columnist for the Wall Street Journal, and a Business Makeover Specialist with MSNBC. He joins us on this episode to share his insights into how a “lack of things” can become our greatest asset, how to identify your biggest problem as an entrepreneur, and how leaders can leverage humor.
Karin Hurt is the CEO of Let’s Grow Leaders and an Inc. Magazine Top 100 Leadership Speaker. She joins us on this episode to share what initially drew her into the field of leadership development and how she ended up focusing on the importance of “leading leaders.” We discuss how to get results in the workplace that last, how to prioritize your time using the "MIT" concept, and ways to create psychological safety in the workplace.
Scott Dust is the Chief Research Officer at Cloverleaf and a Professor of Management at Miami University. He joins us on this episode to discuss how the ongoing pandemic has created the opportunity for us to adopt and embrace a growth mindset. Additionally, we discuss how to practice self-leadership, considerations to take when creating your approach to leadership, and how our cognitive biases can skew our opinions of "good leaders."
Kelly McCutcheon is the VP of Training at Hopdoddy Burger Bar. She joins us on this episode to discuss Hopdoddy's approach to talent development in the hospitality industry. We also discuss how COVID-19 impacted their business and how their leadership team coordinated their response across multiple states and more than 30 restaurant locations.
Jay Rosenzweig is the founding partner & CEO of Rosenzweig and Company. He joins us on this episode to take a deep dive into his four most important hiring criteria and shares his take on the future of social equality in the workplace.
Liz Ryan is the CEO and Founder of Human Workplace. She joins us on this episode to discuss the importance of shifting your perspective regarding what a standard career path looks like. She also covers the biggest mistakes people managers commonly make, how to break the traditional rules of resumes, and the importance of risk-taking in your career.
Abraham Kamarck is the founder and CEO of True Made Food. He joins us on this episode to discuss how his hatred of ketchup led him to starting his own business. Abraham shares with us how eight years as a Navy helicopter pilot shaped his leadership skills, his experience with Impact Entrepreneurship, and the importance of practicality.
Learn To Lead is Hosted by Matthew Confer, the Vice President of Strategy at Abilitie
Matt has spoken on the topic of decision making at the TEDx Conference, and on the topic of leadership development at The Learning & Development Executive Summit. His work has been featured by The Association For Talent Development and his recent articles have appeared in Training Industry Magazine.