Leaders are often selected because their CV is loaded with accomplishments, experience and degrees. After all, you want the person in charge to know what they’re doing, right? So why aren’t the most important skills noted on paper? “Soft” skills such as resilience, empathy, courage and authenticity are necessary leadership traits that don’t appear until put to the test. It’s one thing to lead during easy times, but it takes transformational leadership to get your [...]
Throughout history, great leaders have learned how to become resilient. Built through hardship, challenge and perseverance, their resilience allows them to inspire others and effect change. Nelson Mandela is a prime example of a leader whose resilience helped him change the world. Mandela’s leadership style is inspirational, and his power of resilience allowed him to fight through overwhelming obstacles. Following the lessons we’ve learned from Mandela, along with help from a resilience speaker will put [...]
Great people are not so different from the rest of us. In fact, we’re more alike than anyone would like to admit. The only thing that keeps them moving forward is commitment. This episode’s guest, Cynthia Kersey, knows this to be true. Cynthia is the Founder and CEO of the Unstoppable Foundation, whose focus is to ensure that every child on the planet has access to the lifelong gift of education. She is a respected [...]
How do you find your true self and celebrate your authenticity in a culture where we are constantly bombarded with what we "should be"? And what about in a culture that could be described as one of fear? We bring these questions to the forefront with guest, Todd Kane. This father, veteran, entrepreneur, philanthropist and author hid his past experiences, including his sexuality for reasons he couldn’t fully explain until now. Todd shares the [...]
Welcoming new life experiences will increase the depth of one’s knowledge because there’s a lesson in every risk that we choose to take. This is the core belief of Dr. James Kelley, author of The Crucible’s Gift: 5 Lessons from Authentic Leaders and the host of the Executives After Hours Podcast. In this episode, Dr. Kelley dives into the value of curating a life of experiences. He also walks us through the quest for belonging [...]
Adam Markel is a highly sought-after keynote speaker and transformational leader. After building a multi-million dollar law firm, Adam became CEO of one of the largest business, leadership and personal development training companies in the world, overseeing more than $100 million in sales. His unique expertise is in combining practical business tactics with accelerated learning strategies to embrace change, build resilience, encourage innovation and increase sales for people and organizations worldwide.