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Learning from Leaders: Because Leaders are Learners

Author: Patrick Veroneau

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Sharing valuable leadership research and real world interviews to help motivated leaders rise above their best!

Listen as I interview amazing leaders and present the research that demonstrates that we all have the ability and a responsibility to behave in ways that inspire, empower, and compel others to follow our lead.

This podcast will provide inspiration, evidence, and a roadmap for you to effectively lead yourself and others in every aspect of your life. Leaders are Learners!
182 Episodes
This will be a series of free webinars that will help you evaluate where you are now and where you want to go in your career. It will focus on many aspects such as, personal wellbeing, goal setting, networking, interviewing and more. To Register: You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Apr 13, 2020 04:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Topic: From Crisis to Career Change: How to Make Your Next Move Register in advance for this webinar: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.  
Join Patrick Veroneau as he brings us the fascinating story of how entrepreneur John St. Pierre navigated the path to a $100 million success. Gain valuable insights into the world of entrepreneurship, with key takeaways including the importance of learning from failures, building capital, and the strategic steps to achieve high-performance business. Discover the power of patience, consistent behaviors, and maintaining a true north mindset. John St. Pierre shares personal experiences, including the concept of "Jekyll and Hyde Entrepreneurship," and offers practical advice for accessing resources on your own entrepreneurial journey. Don't miss this captivating episode full of wisdom and inspiration! Tune in now!
Change is constant, and it can be disruptive. But what if you could view change as an opportunity for growth and innovation? In this episode, we speak with Curtis Bateman, co-author of the Franklin Covey book, Change: How to Turn Uncertainty into Opportunity. Curtis dives into the predictable patterns of change and offers a framework to help you navigate them successfully. He also shares the five common reactions people have to change, practical tips for leading and managing change within your organization, and so much more. Ready to stop dreading change and start embracing it? Tune in!
Companies are looking for star employees, and employees are looking for a place to thrive, and that is the crisis of commitment we tend to see today. And that struggle to find the right fit is difficult, but don’t worry because this episode offers a solution for you. Today, Andre Martin, the Author of Wrong Fit, Right Fit: Why How We Work Matters More Than Ever, shares his insights on how organizations and employees can find the right fit. It is important to note that strong compatibility is important for mutual success between employers and employees. Andre takes the standpoint of employers and employees and shares what each can do to find the right fit. Now is the time to find the right compatibility. So, let’s join Andre Martin as he flips deeper into Wrong Fit, Right Fit in this episode.    Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
Authenticity and connection are the cornerstones of leadership in the digital age. Embrace your uniqueness, maximize human connections, and let AI be your ally, not your replacement. Join us in this episode as Dorien Morin-Van Dam, organic social media specialist, leads the way in harnessing the incredible potential of social platforms and its interplay with leadership. As she reveals her strategies to building an influential brand, she emphasizes the critical role of authenticity and connection in our digital age. More than that, Dorien discusses the importance of embracing AI as a tool, not a replacement, to enhance productivity and redefine our roles. She explains that by applying AI intelligently, we can have more quality time and human connection. Tune in now and learn how to leave a lasting impression in leadership and social media. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
When managers lose sight of connecting with their teams, their employees go AWOL, and the future of the business start to dim. How should leaders keep the hearth of the business burning to keep their team warm? In this episode, JC Bernstein, a management coach and founder of The Management Mentor, reveals that the match in igniting your team is the 5-step SPARK Method to lead, inspire, and build a team that shows up and cares. JC also brings us the Curiosity Question and the importance of the information you gather from it. It is important to build connections because that connection ignites motivation for your team in a climate of high burnout and low retention. So, join JC Bernstein in this episode and grab the flames of wisdom from her torch to Ignite Your Team with it.   Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
An organization is only as great as the people within it, and leaders are the very ones who can bring out the best in them. Unfortunately, despite the changes that would have pushed our models to evolve, Stephen M.R. Covey observed that our leadership styles have not. Leaders are still hung up on the “command and control” model, managing people as if they were things. So, he proposes a new model: “trust and inspire.” In this episode, he joins Patrick Veroneau to share more about this model from his book of the same name, Trust and Inspire: How Truly Great Leaders Unleash Greatness in Others. Having visited Patrick on the show last year, Stephen comes back to answer some of the questions from the audience about this better way of leading in a new world of work. How do you recover when trust is broken? How long does it take to lead this change? How do you start inspiring change among leaders? He gives his insights on these questions and more, so tune in to not miss out! Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
Empowerment springs forth when we embrace the truth that we are the architects of our own growth. Choose to stop waiting for someone else to fix you and instead take charge to transform yourself into the best version of yourself. Join Patrick Veroneau as he interviews Doug Lennick, the CEO of think2perform and co-author of the enlightening book, Don't Wait for Someone Else to Fix It. In this thought-provoking discussion, Doug sheds light on the significance of taking responsibility and proactively improving oneself, transcending the boundaries of traditional leadership perceptions. He discusses how you can enhance your leadership skills and make a profound impact not only in corporate settings but also in your personal life and any other environment that calls for your presence. He shares the power of personal accountability, letting go of the tendency to shift blame, and embracing self-improvement. Doug explores the transformative journey of becoming a better leader and fostering positive change in every facet of your life. Don't miss this episode, which will ignite your motivation to step up and make a difference!   Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
Within the crucible of stress lies the opportunity to forge our inner strength, transforming adversity into a powerful catalyst for personal growth and resilience. Join host Patrick Varano as he sits down with Joy Langley, a stress management coach and the author of Navigating Stress: How to Find Calm During Stressful Times. Today, Joy delves into the profound concept of transforming stress into strength, a topic of utmost relevance in today's fast-paced world. Patrick and Joy explore the transformative power of navigating stress and embracing it as a catalyst for personal growth. They share strategies on how to be empowered to reframe your relationship with stress and unlock your inner resilience. Tune in now and embark on a journey of self-empowerment and transformation.
Everyone has a goal, but not everyone can reach it. What is the difference between those who succeed from those who do not? In this episode, Jennings Smith, a real estate investor, provides insight on breaking the mental barrier to success with mindset and accountability. He dives into the support you get from people may have a different impact on your success depending on the level of respect you have for them. Even the little things have a huge impact on your success. Tune in to this episode and ignite the spark to unlock your life!
It is often a common human condition to sell ourselves short. We think we are not capable enough to achieve the things we want in our lives. That is why when the going gets tough, we retreat into a victim mentality. It is time to acknowledge that we are way more capable than we think we are. In this episode, Patrick Veroneau sits down with a guest who brings inspiration to all of us with the book, Thriving in the Storm: Nine Principles to Help You Overcome Any Adversity. Its author, Bill Murphy, talks about the struggles and challenges he faced growing up, reflecting on how they shaped him into the person he is today. He lends wisdom on making peace with your past, finding your purpose, building stress muscles, and implementing a morning routine. All of these things are geared to help you overcome the adversities in life. Find out more about what it takes to thrive in the storm as Bill helps you build a fortress where you make things happen. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
Are you tired of the same old performance management approach that leaves both you and your employees feeling stressed and disengaged? In this podcast episode, we explore the challenges of traditional performance management and provide practical solutions using the SCARF, CABLES, 4DX frameworks and ChatGPT. Learn how the SCARF model can help you understand the psychological and social factors that impact your employees during performance reviews, and how the CABLES model can improve leadership and team development. Discover the 4 Disciplines of Execution framework and how it can be used to create a more effective performance management approach. By integrating these frameworks, managers can create a comprehensive and effective performance management approach that addresses the challenges identified in traditional performance management. And to enhance their performance management and leadership effectiveness, leaders and managers can even use ChatGPT. Don't let performance reviews be a dreaded process. Tune in to this podcast episode and discover how to make them a positive and engaging experience for both you and your employees.
In today’s episode, we talk about a concrete and hands-on method for making wise decisions every day.   Every fifteen minutes, each of us can make ten or more small decisions. Some of them are relatively inconsequential, while others can change the course of our lives. What if you could improve all of your decisions, across the board, and start to build a healthier, more productive, and meaningful life?   In Wise Decisions: A Science-Based Approach to Making Better Choices, a team of accomplished industry experts delivers an evidence- and research-based blueprint for making the best decisions you can with the information you have. You'll learn to make the targeted, repeated investment of energy required to turn your decision-making process into one informed by reason, emotion, intuition, and science.   In the book, you'll discover: how to put the decision-making process under a microscope and learn what makes a decision truly wise; ways to help children, teens, and families make wise decisions; and how to train yourself to make wise decisions with voice training and other strategies.   Tune in to this episode as Dr. Jim Loehr and Dr. Sheila Ohlsson talk about their book and how you can make better decisions both at work and in life. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
Listening is a skill essential to all careers and all aspects of life. But not a lot of us know the art of deep listening. No one taught us those skills. That’s where Oscar Trimboli comes in. Oscar is the host of the award-winning podcast Deep Listening and the founder of the Deep Listening Ambassador Community, whose mission is to create 100 million deep listeners in the workplace. Tune in and listen as Oscar shares how everyone can be a better listener in the workplace.
Mary Barra's journey to becoming the first female CEO of General Motors is a story of perseverance, leadership, and breaking barriers. In this episode, David Welch explores the impact she's had on GM and the automotive industry as a whole. David discusses insights and information based on his book, Charging Ahead: GM, Mary Barra, and the Reinvention of an American Icon. It goes into the challenges she faced as a woman in a male-dominated industry, the lessons she's learned along the way, and the strategies she used to overcome them. David also talks about the big impact she has made on General Motors. He shows how the future of the GM industry has changed because of her. Join us as we explore Mary Barra's remarkable journey to the top of General Motors and how her leadership is changing the car industry for the better. Whether you're an aspiring leader or simply interested in the story of a trailblazing CEO, this episode is not to be missed.
Not all CEOs are good leaders. A significant number of CEOs still need leadership skills. That’s where Don Schmincke of Saga Leadership comes in. Don trains over 700 CEOs per year in unconventional leadership principles. Don advises to stay away from traditional business media, instead turning to scientific research in the fields of psychology, sociology, anthropology, and evolutionary biology to explore the best practices of effective leadership. Tune in to find out how Don is changing the leadership game for companies around the world.
Leaders with influence tend to be rare. But it’s always possible as a leader to be positively influential to your team. World-renowned leadership advisor Rene Rodriguez joins us in today’s episode to tell you how to lead with influence. Rene walks us through culture, psychology, and business leadership to unpack how influence is made. Listen to what Rene has to say, and you too can be a leader with influence. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
Gaining a strong business traction can be a bit overwhelming, especially for startups. Laura McDowell is here to explain how to make this huge task somewhat manageable as a professional implementer of the Entrepreneurial Operating System. Joining Patrick Veroneau, she explains how they guide businesses to get stronger and healthier by breaking them down into six key components: vision, people, data, issues, process, and traction. Laura also explains the various tools they provide to business owners to help them keep track of their progress: the Vision Traction Organizer, a 20-Question Organizational Checkup, and the L-10 Meeting Agenda. If you want to bring your business to the next level, this episode has everything you need! Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
Influence is such an important word in business. Yet, it is often taken the wrong way. People think that influence has to be forceful or assert power. This is far from the truth, and if you influence the right way, you can get powerful outcomes that leave both parties winning. In this episode, Patrick Veroneau interviews consultant, speaker, and author, Alan Weiss. Sharing wisdom from his book, Million Dollar Influence, Alan tells us everything we need to drive powerful decisions through influence. He dives deep into the role of language, leverage, and leadership in the process as well as the power of improv and emotional intelligence. Plus, Alan talks about the importance of thinking of employees as your first customers and reading your audience. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
The work environment can be the biggest detractor in your company. Employees’ engagement is greatly affected by the work environment you create around them, as it leads to employee burnout. In this episode, Mia Baytop Russell, the co-author of Fired Up!, shares how you can transform your team from burnout to engagement. Trust is one of the foundational elements of relationships which upholds the working environment you create. When you create a safe working environment, you bring your team’s best selves to work. Fire up yourself and your team by tuning in to this episode!