ML55 – How to Become a Great Man Through TRAITS with Dr Joe Martin

Dr. Joe Martin is an award-winning international speaker, author, educator, and certified “man builder.” He’s authored or co-authored nine books, including Are You the Man: 201 Lessons I Wish My Dad Would Have Taught Me. He has spoken to over 750 organizations, was voted National Speaker of the Year by the Association for the Promotion of Campus activities and he is the host of the Real Men Connect podcast on iTunes.

Joe Martin

Episode Summary: How to Become a Great Man Through TRAITS with Dr Joe Martin

ML54 – Less Competition For #1 with Carl Gould

Carl Gould started 3 multi-million dollar companies by age 40, wrote 3 best-selling books on business strategy and growth, mentored the launch of 5000 companies and certified over 7000 coaches in 35 countries. He is the co-host of Quit and Get Rich on iHeart radio and today he is our Modern Leader.

Carl Gould

Episode Summary: Less Competition For #1 with Carl Gould

ML49 – Millennials in the Workplace with the Millennial Whisperer Lee Caraher

Lee Caraher, the Millennial Whisperer, is the founder and CEO of Double Forte, a 15 year old public relations and digital media agency she built, starting in a garage, a true bay area story, into the multimillion dollar company it is today. Along the way, she literally wrote the book on hiring and retaining a high-performing multi generational team.

Lee is the author of 2 books, Millennials & Management & more recently, The Boomerang Principle which is about inspiring lifetime loyalty from employees. Through her work, she shows companies how to embrace the qualities of different generations, and how to recognize the significant benefits of shifting the definition of company loyalty from a long tenure of employment to a lifetime of allegiance regardless of employment status.

She is a graduate of Carleton College and has a degree in medieval history which she finds useful every day; splitting time between San Francisco and New York.

Lee Caraher

Episode Summary: Millennials in the Workplace with the Millennial Whisperer Lee Caraher

ML48 – How to be a Futurist with Alex Salkever

Alex Salkever is an author, a speaker and a futurist. He has been a senior executive at a number of Silicon Valley startups and technology companies including Mozilla and Telefonica. He’s also been the technology editor of BusinessWeek and dozens of other major publications. He is co-author of: The Immigrant Exodus: Why America is Losing the Global Race to Capture Entrepreneurial Talent”, which, by the way, was named by The Economist to the “Books of the Year List” in 2012. More recently he co-authored, The Driver in the Driverless Car: How Our Technology Choices Will Create the Future” which was named to a list of finalists for the Financial Times / McKinsey Book of the Year Award.

Alex Salkever

Episode Summary: How to be a Futurist with Alex Salkever

ML46 – How to be Prolific and Brilliant with The Accidental Creative Todd Henry

Todd Henry is a superstar successful author who, next month releases his 4th game changing book- Herding Tigers. His first book, The Accidental Creative, How to Be Brilliant at a Moment’s Notice is this month’s (December 2017) Modern Leadership Book club deep dive and the reason I invited Todd to join us.

Todd is host of the Accidental Creative podcast and a self-proclaimed arms dealer for the creative revolution. He writes and speaks on creativity, productivity, and passion for work. So, basically, being brilliant.

Accidental Creative

Episode Summary: How to be Prolific and Brilliant with The Accidental Creative Todd Henry

5 Principles for Inspiring Meaning in the Workplace

Guest Post by Danny Gutknecht

Inspire Happiness

The enormous waste of human potential from workers who lack enthusiasm for their jobs reveals a tragic disconnect between employees and management. Even in today’s workplaces with open office spaces, staff retreats and flattening organizational hierarchies, industries across the board still grapple with how to engage employees to become more than clock punchers.

A recent Gallup poll found more than two-thirds of employees in the U.S. are disengaged from their work and are simply putting in their time. Gallup also found that dispirited employees cost the U.S. economy up to $550 billion in lost productivity every year.

ML36 – The Confidence to Be a Serial Connector with Steve Robertson

Why Are Strawberries Red?

Steve Robertson is the CEO of Julian Krinsky Camps & Programs, an organization specializing in youth-to-adult programming that turns curiosity into passion and skill. What started out as a weekly tennis camp quickly grew to include golf, cooking, business, fitness, academics and more.

Steve has been with the company for 18 years. In this role, his primary responsibility is to cultivate a culture that results in memories lasting a lifetime.

Steve Robertson

Episode Summary: The Confidence to Be a Serial Connector with Steve Robertson

ML31 – Participate in Your Own Rescue by Choosing Goodness with Tommy Breedlove

Tommy Breedlove is the founder of Choose Goodness, a company dedicated to helping executives and entrepreneurs focus beyond the financial bottom line. By empowering leaders, Tommy bridges the gap between humanity and profitably. He transforms organizations to attract and retain the best and brightest people, create a loyal customer base and promote goodwill within their communities.

Choose Goodness provides both the rational and emotional perspectives to the strategic and financial decision making process. Since beginning his career at Deloitte, Tommy has spent 20 years serving companies as a CPA, leadership coach and corporate financial consultant. He still serves as Board Advisor, Chair and/or Director for multiple for-profit and civic entities.

Tommy Breedlove

Episode Summary: Participate in Your Own Rescue by Choosing Goodness with Tommy Breedlove

ML30 – Turning Weeders Into Leaders through Tailgate Meetings and the GROW Theory with Jeff McManus

Jeff McManus is the Director of Landscape Services at the University of Mississippi, where he grows plants…he grows people…he grows ideas. Understanding that all humans either have or strive for the innate elements of Greatness, Resiliency, Opportunity and Wisdom, Jeff developed his GROW-theory into an impactful management and professional development leadership program for his staff.

Taking his grounds employees, affectionately known as “weeders”, and developing them into “leaders” has been a joyous challenge that reaped acres of rewards in the form of national recognition by the Princeton Review, Newsweek and every visitor walking onto the Ole Miss Campus.

Jeff McManus


Episode Summary: Turning Weeders Into Leaders through Tailgate Meetings and the GROW Theory with Jeff McManus

ML28 – Take Control of Your Overwhelm with Kathi Lipp

Kathi Lipp is a national speaker and the author of 17 books including Clutter Free, The Get Yourself Organized Project, and The Husband Project (my wife’s husband certainly is a project). She is a frequent guest on radio and TV, and has been named Focus on the Family radio’s “Best of Broadcast.” She is the host of the popular podcast Clutter Free Academy with Kathi Lipp. AND Over the past 10 years, has helped hundreds of people increase their platform through teaching and coaching through Communicator Academy. She is a frequent teacher at writer’s conferences and has helped countless authors and speakers find their audiences. Today, Overcome overwhelm with Kathi Lipp.

Overwhelm with Kathi Lipp


Episode Summary: Take Control of Your Overwhelm with Kathi Lipp