Welcome To The
“Lead From the Heart” Podcast
Podcast 003: Tom Peters
Legendary leadership author, Tom Peters could easily be reclining on a New England beach these days. But he’s by no means the retiring type. Instead, he just published his 17th book, “The Excellence Dividend,” and continues to challenge workplace leaders to reinvent how they lead and manage.
Three decades ago, Peters wrote the classic book, “In Search Of Excellence,” which many people have called the greatest business book of all time. His cornerstone message at the time: “Put People First.”
All these years later, Peters (as you’ll soon hear) remains as passionate as ever about spreading this tradition-breaking idea. And he says he’s not quitting until workplace leaders stop talking about leadership change and take real action.
Listen in to what Mark has called the single greatest discussion he’s ever had in his life. Peters brings to this podcast great energy, great articulation and a leadership vision every manager on the planet would be wise to embrace.
Podcast 001: Jim Kouses
Thirty-years ago, Jim Kouzes and his collaborator Barry Posner wrote “The Leadership Challenge” – a book that has sold 2.5 million copies (so far) and is taught in universities and management classes around the world.
As the author of five other best-selling leadership books, a consultant and a Fellow of Leadership at Santa Clara University’s Leavey Business School, Kouzes was one of the earliest people to urge managers to purposefully engage employees’ hearts.
There is simply no accident that Jim Kouzes is the first ever guest on the Lead From The Heart podcast. It simply couldn’t have been anyone but him to launch the effort. And early listeners have described this podcast as Kouzes’ “last lecture” in the sense that he does a truly magnificent job of distilling all of his proven management wisdom into a one hour discussion (where he holds court).
If you’re looking to be inspired while learning the key attributes of the most effective 21st Century managers, listening in will be time very well spent.
Podcast 002: Adam Bryant
Imagine having the opportunity to interview hundreds of the world’s top CEOs and hear them describe their leadership philosophy, not to mention the successes and failures that shaped them as managers.
For eight years, Adam Bryant did that exact thing as the creator and writer of the New York Times’ highly popular “Corner Office” column.
As a journalist, Bryant developed and refined an exceptional ability to ask deep questions, pick up on nuance, probe for understanding — and come away with an unbiased conclusion of what makes C-Suite leaders tick.
And what he discovered about all of the 525 CEOs he interviewed is that none of them were completely alike — nor do they lead and manage exactly the same way.
Nevertheless, they did all share some very important commonalities (almost all were highly curious people, for example). And what makes this podcast so interesting comes from learning what these top executives collectively have to teach us that can help make us all better managers.
Podcast 000: Mark C. Crowley
The expression “Lead From The Heart” elicits different meanings to different people, so Mark uses his first podcast to introduce himself, his vision for the show and some clarity around his leadership philosophy. Interviewed by his friend and “Blip” author, Ken Boynton, Mark talks about his best-selling book, the kinds of guests he plans to bring on the podcast and why he believes listening in will be highly worthwhile for anyone seeking to excel as a 21st Century leader.