The Leadership Done Right podcast is dedicated to helping you become a better leader at work, home, and in life. My goal is to help you learn steps you can take today to deepen your leadership understanding and strengthen your influence.
What Can You Expect From This Podcast?
In the Leadership Done Right podcast we will discuss leadership theory, practical leadership, leadership in the news, leadership and personal development, and many other topics related to leadership.
Additionally, on this podcast I will interview leaders from a wide variety of backgrounds so you can learn from their experiences. In the interviews, we will discuss how they became leaders, some of the challenges they went through, the lessons they learned, and leadership principles they live by.
How Often Can You Expect a Podcast?
I will post new episodes of this podcast weekly on Mondays. I will do my best to hold to that schedule, but sometimes my full-time job requires me to travel and/or is very demanding so there may be times I miss a week.
How Can You Subscribe to the Leadership Done Right Podcast?
If you subscribe, you will automatically get every episode. Please use the links below to subscribe to the podcast:
How Can You Participate in the Podcast?
There are multiple ways that you can participate in the Leadership Done Right Podcast. If there are topics you would like to know more about, leadership questions you would like answered, or you are a leader and would like to be interviewed, send me an email at BrandonWJones@LeadershipDoneRight.com. In the subject line please include, “LDR Podcast Topic”.
Let the Journey Begin!
I am really excited to participate with you on this leadership journey, so let’s get started! Check out each episode of the podcast below!
- Podcast Episode 1 — Six Qualities of Great Leaders: Join me on this leadership journey as we discuss leadership theory, practical leadership, leadership in the news, leadership and personal development, and many other leadership topics. Additionally, I will interview leaders from a wide variety of backgrounds so you can learn from their experiences. In this episode, we’ll talk about six qualities that make great leaders great!
- Podcast Episode #2 — Why You Should Create a Vision: Where there is no vision, the people perish. In this episode, I talk about why you should create a vision, how to create one, who you should create it for, and what you should do with your vision once it is created.
- Podcast Episode 3 — Why Leaders Should Have Moral and Ethical Standards — Honesty, Humility, and Integrity: When I was a kid, it was common to hear people say, “My word is my bond.” People had a strong sense of integrity. In today’s world, there are many great people, but there’s also a greater abundance of moral and ethical distractions than ever before. Those distractions drive people to lie, cheat, and steal. In this podcast episode I discuss why it is extremely important for people to be honest, humble, and have integrity. I also talk about an example of what happens when you do not show integrity.
- Podcast Episode #4 — Why Leaders Should set a Positive Example: As a leader, people watch everything you do. They listen to your words and watch your body language. People watch your daily decisions and follow your example. In this episode, I talk about three steps to effectively lead by example that I learned from one of my favorite leaders. Give it a listen and let me know your thoughts!
- Podcast Episode #5 — SMART Goal Setting for Leaders: Whether it is the start of a new year, you are starting a new job or you are starting another new stage in life, it is always a great time to set goals.This episode focuses on how you can set and complete SMART goals. Just setting SMART goals, is not enough though. This episode also explains five steps you can take to complete your SMART goals!
- Podcast Episode #6 — How to Develop Confidence and Influence: Without confidence it is difficult to be an effective or successful leader. This episode answers questions like: What is confidence? Why is it important? And, How can to develop confidence and influence? I go through 10 steps every leader can take to boost their confidence.
- Podcast Episode #7 – How You Can Be An Intentional Leader: When leaders are intentional they do things with a purpose. Their choices and actions are always done with a goal or end result in mind. Intentional leaders look at life differently than the average person. They realize that success and progress don’t just happen by chance. They happen as a direct result of actions. Therefore, intentional leaders conscientiously choose what they will do with their time and energy. This episode focuses on why leaders should be intentional, areas of life that leaders should be intentional, and how intentional leadership translates into the everyday leaders life.
- Podcast Episode #8 — The Lightbulb Catastrophe — Stay Focused on What Matter’s Most: Have you heard of lightbulb catastrophe? In this podcast episode, I explain what the lightbulb catastrophe was and why it lead to the plane crash that caused the death of over 100 people. It was an awful catastrophe. This episode focuses on lessons we can learn so we don’t repeat this catastrophe in our leadership or our organizations.
- Podcast Episode #9 — How Are You Going to Learn Today? Find Out Here!: Learning is vital to your success. This episode answers the question, “How can you continue to learn?” It also explains the benefits of daily learning and four methods you can use to learn everyday!
- Podcast Episode #10 — Have You Experienced the Benefits of Gratitude?: Through trials, challenges, and other difficult experiences, it can be hard to have gratitude. This episode explains why it is so important to have gratitude during the good times and bad times. We look at a story from the life of Corrie Ten Boom and seven benefits of having gratitude.
- Podcast Episode #11 — Failure Is Not An Option – 5 Lessons From Apollo 13: In leadership, failure is not an option. That was especially the case in the Apollo 13 space mission. This episode explains five great leadership lessons we can learn from Apollo 13.
- Podcast Episode #12 — Inspirational Leadership – The Inspirational Story of James Conner: With football season fast approaching, there are many inspirational stories of players. This podcast episode focuses on the inspirational leadership of James Conner both on and off the field. It also outlines five lessons we can learn from his story and example.
- Podcast Episode #13 — Walt Disney Was Nearly a Failure — Leadership Adversity Only Makes Us Stronger: Walt Disney nearly failed to create the Walt Disney we all know and love because of his leadership adversity. He faced much adversity through his career but through his hard work and consistent effort, he overcame the challenges. This episode looks at the challenges Walt Disney went through before his success. It then looks at five actions leaders can take to overcome leadership adversity. And for those who want to grow through adversity, there are four steps to add a little more adversity into our lives to drive growth.
- Podcast Episode #14 — Don’t Resist Change, It Didn’t Work for Me — 5 Steps to Embrace Change: When change happens, many people would rather resist change than adapt to the new policies, procedures, or strategies. Instead, they do the same as always, only harder. They convince themselves that they are working hard so they are doing great. Actually, this is just a tactic to resist change. This podcast episode explains why people think this way and five steps to stop resisting change and start embracing it.
- Podcast Episode #15 — 5 Tips To Face Of Uncertainty With Confidence: When you have to face uncertainty, it is almost always challenging. Not knowing what is coming often leads you to think of all the potential worst outcomes as if they will be the reality. This podcast episode explains five tips to prepare for the uncertainty. Right now I am focusing on #1 the most. Which tip are you focusing on?
- Podcast Episode #16 — 3 Great Stories To Make You A Stronger Leader: Every leader goes through trials and challenges at some point in their leadership journey. They come in the form of getting your opportunity to be a leader, making positive change, or getting acceptance of those you lead. There are also many other instances where leadership if difficult and trials come. As we go through each challenge, we grow, learn, progress, and they make us a stronger leader. This podcast episode looks at three different stories that help give you strength through the difficulties of leadership to become a stronger leader.
- Podcast Episode #17 — Q&A: 5 Tips To Lead In An Environment Of Mixed Emotions: In this episode, I discuss a personal story to follow up on podcast episode #15. I also answer the listener question, “How do we lead in an environment where there are mixed emotions and mixed views about issues?” This question couldn’t be more applicable to our world today. We discuss 5 tips to answer this question. Check it out and let me know what you think!
- Podcast Episode #18 — 5 Leadership Detractors And How To Avoid Them: No matter how hard we try, we will always have leadership detractors that try to steer us off course or change our direction. Those leadership detractors come in many forms – interruptions, employees, coworkers, unexpected changes, surprises, etc. This episode uses an example from the wedge-tailed eagle to explain how leadership detractors can take leaders off course. It looks at five leadership detractors and steps we can take to avoid them.
- Podcast Episode #19 — 5 Benefits From Carrying on a Conversation: With smart phones, tablets, social media, and many other distractions, carrying on a conversation is more important than ever. In this episode, I talk about 5 benefits from carrying on a conversation. Have you ever looked around to see everyone around you on their phone and not talking to each other? It is really sad when this happens! What do you do to cultivate conversations with others?
- Podcast Episode #20 — Servant Leadership Makes All The Difference with Greg Headlee: As part of the Leadership Done Right Podcast, I interviewed Greg Headlee. Greg’s main focus through his career and leadership has been on servant leadership. Servant leadership has helped him connect with a variety of people with which he wouldn’t have otherwise connected. Servant leadership is the best leadership approach to get the most out of yourself and those you lead. Have you experienced the benefits of servant leadership? Check out this post to learn from Greg and his experiences then let me know your thoughts on servant leadership!
- Podcast Episode #21 — Personal Development is a Key to Success with Tal Shnall: Personal development is a key to success! In this episode of the Leadership Done Right Podcast, Tal Shnall and I discuss his personal development path to become a better leader. On his journey, he read several great leadership development books and took other steps to become a great leader, but it all started with realizing the need for personal development. Do you take personal development seriously? What do you do for your personal development plan? Check out this post to learn from Tal and his experiences then let me know your thoughts on personal development!
- Podcast Episode #22 — How To Recognize And Change Your Behavior For The Best Outcome with Patrick Casanova: In this episode, Patrick Casanova explains how to recognize and change behavior for the best outcome by relating some experiences he had early in his leadership journey. He also explains other valuable lessons he’s learned through years of training people to be great leaders. What steps do you take to change behavior? How has changing your behavior helped you to have a better outcome in situations? Check out this post to learn from Patrick and his experiences then let me know your thoughts on changing behavior!
In this episode, former NFL cheerleader, Fortune 500 Executive, and now, CEO of Kelly Roach International, Kelly Roach, explains why every leader should get back to the basics and how to do that. We also discuss many other lessons she learned on her leadership journey. What steps do you take to get back to the basics? How has getting back to the basics helped improve your leadership? Check out this post to learn from Kelly and her experiences then let me know your thoughts on getting back to the basics!
- Podcast Episode #24 — Leadership Through Influence and Persuasion with Jeremy Jones: Four time best selling author, Jeremy Jones, explains leadership is not a one and done situation. When he first started in leadership he assumed that you tell people what to do and they just do it. That sounds nice, but real leadership is not a position. Real leadership is influence and persuasion. People are going to get off track. That’s the reality of it. A true leader can take people that are off track and guide them back on track through influence and persuasion.
- Podcast Episode #25 — Continuous Learning As A Leader Or Manager with Kevin Sorbello: Guest, Kevin Sorbello, explains the conflicts between leadership and management. Leaders change and adapt to the environment and managers maintain the status quo with the focus on doing it better.We also discussed why continuous learning is essential for both leaders and managers. Kevin explained, “If you are not learning on a continual basis, you are not doing it right.”
- Podcast Episode #26 — Learning the Human Side of Organizations with Duke Okes: The guest, Duke Okes, wrote three books and more than 60 articles on quality management topics. He frequently speaks to professional and trade audiences. In this episode, Duke explains his experience where early in his career, he had a defining moment that drove him to spend five years studying fields on the people side of organizations. He studied organizational psychology, organizational development, and any other topic related to the human side of organizations.We also covered a variety of other topics including leadership influence, public speaking, business place ethics, and neuroscience.
- Podcast Episode #27 — Surround Yourself With Great People with Meg Zampino: Attorney, entrepreneur, strategist, writer, and experienced leader, Meg Zampino, explains why it is so important to surround yourself with great people. When you surround yourself with great people, you can accomplish a lot even if you don’t know all the answers. Meg and I also discussed becoming a leader, recognition, and trust.How do you effectively use great people to do great things? What do you do to surround yourself with great people? Check it out and let me know what you think!
- Podcast Episode #28 — Lead For Transformation with Richard Osmann: Our guest, Richard Osmann, has expertise in International Business, Capital Raising, Infrastructure Funding, Business Growth, and a wide range of other topics. We discuss how to lead for transformation. Richard explained that the key to his background is that his goal is to lead for transformation. “We mature throughout life. The key element of all this is transformation.”Each position he’s held focused on different aspects of life and the community with the common thread to lead for transformation.
- Podcast Episode #29 — Developing a New Culture Through Leadership with Kane Ioane: In this episode, our guest, Kane Ioane, is a football coach at the University of Washington. He’s coached for the past 13 years. As a coach, he’s had many opportunities for growth and leadership. Kane has also been in situations where he had to develop new cultures. He’s actively built new cultures within his teams and shares tips he learned to be successful. We also talk about several other great topics including networking, hard work, and becoming great at whatever you do!
- Podcast Episode #30 — Goal Setting Made Easy — A Proven Goal Setting Strategy: Whether it is the start of a new year or you are starting another new stage in life, it is always a great time to talk about goal setting. Goals and goals setting can be challenging, especially if your goals cause you to stretch more than you have stretched in the past, but I have a proven goal setting strategy that will help you set AND complete challenging goals.
- Podcast Episode #31 – 10 Reasons Goals Fail And 5 Steps To Make Goals Successful: Many people fail to complete their goals. In this episode, I explain 10 reasons why people fail to complete their goals. I also explain how to avoid each failure. And finally, I identify 5 steps to make your goals successful.
- Podcast Episode #32 — Start with Purpose with Dr. Frumi Rachel Barr: In this episode, our guest, Dr. Frumi Rachel Barr, is truly an entrepreneur. She’s run 5 ntrepreneurial adventures and been the CEO/CFO of multiple companies. Through these adventures, she learned you must start with purpose. As a leader, it is essential that you let people know why you are doing it so they can follow you through the tough times. It’s all about painting the picture of what the future can look like and how each person can contribute to that. You also need to start with purpose. If you don’t have a purpose, that leadership journey will end quickly. “Your ‘why’ or purpose is the engine that actually allows you to overcome all your challenges.” I love this interview with Frumi because she focuses intently on her purpose and it drives everything she does.
- Podcast Episode #33 — Be Decisive, Take Calculated Risks, and Try New Things with Cynthia Bazin: As a leader, you often have to make difficult or challenging decisions. When you make the right decision, it can catapult your life, leadership and career into a whole new direction. In this podcast episode, I talk with Cynthia Bazin, the president of SmartChic and is a keynote speaker and premier mentor in Personal Development, Branding, and Business Strategy. We discuss making challenging decisions, taking calculated risks, and trying new things. We also talk about stepping up as a leader and doing what is required even if it is uncomfortable.
- Podcast Episode #34 — Feedback — The Most Powerful Keys to Success with Kevin Kruse: When you are in leadership, feedback is very important. Feedback helps you know how you are doing and if you are meeting expectations. It also helps your team members know how they are doing. Feedback is very valuable, BUT it can be challenging to give and receive. In this podcast episode, our guest, Kevin Kruse, is the Founder and CEO of LEADx. We discuss how he had mindset shift on feedback and overcame some of the personal challenges related to giving it.
- Podcast Episode #35 — Developing People by Leading by Example with Lisa Giammalva: In this podcast episode, our guest, Lisa Giammalva, is a freedom coach. For more than 25 years, she has developed and led sales organizations of 10,000+ motivated entrepreneurs across the world. She explained that one of the most important keys to her success has been leading by example. Lisa explained that leading by example is key because you have to show others how to get what they have by setting a good example. “If you want to get what I have, you have to do what I did! What we DO, gets us the results we’ve gotten!”
- Podcast Episode #36 — Effectively Communicate and Be Resilient with Suzanne Bates: In this podcast episode, our guest, Suzanne Bates, is the CEO of Bates Communications, a global coaching and consulting firm that helps organizations improve performance through communicative leadership. We discuss how to effectively communicate and be resilient. Suzanne explained that leaders need to be resilient. They can do that by adapting to the business environment and changing to meet ever changing demands. Leaders also need to be strong and work hard in the face of adversity.
- Podcast Episode #37 — Meaningful and Deep Relationships Lead to Success with Patrick Green: In this podcast episode, our guest is Patrick Green. He has held a variety of positions in health care management and administration. Some included Director of Business Operations, CEO, Executive Director, and Board Member. After 25 years as a leader in the healthcare industry, Patrick had a defining moment. He said, “Honestly, I think that relationships can be carried forward to success in just about any endeavor in life. If you concentrate on having meaningful deep relationships, you’re going to succeed.” We discussed why and how meaningful and deep relationships lead to success.
- Podcast Episode #38 — Everyone Needs a Leadership Coach and So Do You!: Everyone needs a leadership coach and so do you! This episode explains the story of Michael Jordan’s high school basketball coach, what is coaching, and why you need a coach. Additionally, I have a special announcement for Leadership Done Right!
- Podcast Episode #39 — Executive Coaching with Mary Jo Asmus: Our guest, Mary Jo Asmus, held a variety of positions in senior management before becoming an executive coach. We discuss what challenges, lessons and her experiences as an executive coach.
- Podcast Episode #40 — 10 Reasons Why You Need to Hire a Coach!: This episode features 10 Reasons Why You Need to Hire a Coach! A coach will help you get clear about your goals, hold you accountable, help you gain confidence, and improve your leadership skills.
- Podcast Episode #41 — Lessons Learned From a Toxic Leader with Annie Spano: In a workplace, toxic leadership can have a stronghold on people within an organization. It can create an environment that stifles the up and coming leaders and does not promote growth. In this post, Annie Spano, the founder of Style Collective explains her leadership journey. She also discusses her transformational experience with a toxic leader in the workplace. That drove her to change the world by creating the Style Collective Community.
- Podcast Episode #42 — Prioritize, Lead People, and Improve Lives with Scott Smith: Every leader faces challenges in a variety of ways. Sometimes those challenges come as you lead people through difficult changes. In this episode, Scott Smith explains how he helped his team through a reorganization in such a way that it had a positive impact on those he lead. We also discussed a leader’s impact, why it’s important to prioritize, four phrases to describe leadership, and a variety of other leadership topics. Check it out and let me know what you think!
- Podcast Episode #43 – All Things Change with Patrick Casanova: Patrick Casanova and I talk about all things change! We look at types of change, how to recognize effective change, and how to drive effective change. We discuss Organizational Change, Personal Change, Team Change, and Process/Procedural Change. We also discuss what effective change looks like and how to recognize it. Patrick and I also help answer the question, “How can we effectively drive change?”