Servant Leadership Theory That Isn’t Theoretical with Jim Britt, Ep #48

Servant Leadership theory is a concept that became wildly popular for a time after the publication of Robert Greenleaf’s 1970 essay entitled, “The Servant As Leader.” But while intriguing, the theory can be empty without a flesh and blood example, so I’m tremendously thankful that on this episode of the podcast I get to introduce you to a man who embodies the concept. Jim Britt is a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft, where he has been part of the team since 2010. He’s also served on the teams of other influential organizations such as Ensynch, ConocoPhillips, and Motorola. Jim’s life and leadership lessons are those that come from being in the trenches. He's the kind of guy who does the...
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Leadership, Balance, and Lifetime Learning with Brianna Rooney | Episode 47

What drew me immediately to Brianna Rooney, CEO of and the Millionaire Recruiter, was her ability to develop a thriving business, get results from her matchmaking system for recruiters, and still make family an absolute priority. Her team’s approach to the highly competitive field of recruiting is unlike what I’ve seen with most recruiters -- right down to her philosophy about that competition. “I don’t find other recruiters to be competitors,” she shared. “I want us all to come together to have a more well-respected industry.” That’s why she pours time and resources into providing some of the most comprehensive recruiting training in the business. That’s leadership. I asked her about early challenges and was surprised to learn that...
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Comparison, Competition, and Changing the World with Jeff Gargas | Episode 46

With a new book being released and a flourishing business that delivers game-changing tools, strategies, and systems for teachers all over the globe, Jeff Gargas, the COO of the Teach Better Team seemed like a great fit for our podcast. I wanted to explore the parallels of what’s working for educators and what’s needed to help emerging leaders develop mutually meaningful work engagements. Teach Better Team’s mission to help educators be better today than they were yesterday and be better tomorrow than they are today inspired a common thread in our conversation about comparison, competition, and the importance of being your most authentic self. In today’s world, it’s easy for any of us to fall into the trap of comparison...
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Leading Insights on Introverts for Leaders with Chelsey Brooke | Episode 45

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When I sat down with professional counselor and coach Chelsey Brooke, I was impressed at her eloquence and expertise. She shared insights into the introverted mindsets and motivations that I believe can be the foundation for so many of us to become better, more mindful leaders. As Maya Angelou stated, “When you know better, you do better,” much of what Chelsey shared can be a call to action for leaders to really get to know their team members so that they can help dramatically increase their ability to cultivate mutually meaningful work engagements. In a business world where extraverts can often seize the spotlight – helping introverts learn to come from a place of power, work with their strengths, and...
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Learning and Leading with Andy Rice | Episode 44

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I recently sat down with former FCS quarterback and current Businessolver Outside Sales Consultant, Andy Rice. I was excited to learn that he’d be speaking at the upcoming Disrupt Milwaukee, an annual event I’m passionate about. Since the event theme this year is Being Human Centric in the Era of Digital Transformation, I was interested to get a “sneak peek” at what he’d be sharing. We talked a little about Businessolver’s “Technology with Heart” motto, and their passion for customer care. That certainly seemed in alignment with the theme. What I found interesting about Andy is how grounded he is in gratitude for the coaches, mentors, teachers, and family that have helped get him to where he is today –...
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