051 – The Best Leadership Moments of the Your Best Manager Podcast (Part 2)
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Welcome back and welcome to Part 2 of this EPIC countdown show where I’ve been highlighting the top 10 moments of the Your Best Manager podcast and celebrating 50 episodes of the show.
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Now, I have to admit, when I decided to put this type of a recap show together I thought it might come across as maybe a cop-out or content-filler on the podcast… something easy so that I wouldn’t have to work as hard as I normally do to put these shows together.
Well, I’m happy that I didn’t listen to that negative voice in my head because not only has it been such a pleasure to go back through the… I don’t know, 25 hours of content from the last 4 months, and listen again to some of the great advice and inspiring stories that have been shared here, but it’s also been a ton of work.
This was not a week off. Not by a long shot. If it weren’t for the timestamp show notes that I put together each time I publish a new interview, well, you certainly wouldn’t be listening to this right now, that’s for sure.
So, I hope that you enjoyed Episode 50, and if you didn’t catch episode 50… you should do that. This is a countdown and if you missed the first part, well, it’s like walking in on a conversation without the context! Plus, last week I also counted down the top 10 most downloaded episodes to date, which was cool.
And we are in the middle of the Top 10 Best Leadership Moments right now, and I did 10 through 6 last time… and… yeah, make sure you listen to episode 50… if you haven’t.
So, with that ramble out of the way – oh wait! One more thing!
Stay tuned because I’ve got that super cool free offer that I mentioned in episode 50, and I’m going to be sharing at the end of the show, so don’t go anywhere!
And before I highlight the number 5 moment, how about some honorable mentions!
And now… here are the Top 5 Moments from the first 50 Episodes of the Your Best Manager podcast.
THE TOP 5 MOMENTS (SO FAR) of the Your Best Manager Podcast.
Number 5 – Welcome to the Employee Disengagement Party, with Andrew Sherman (Episode 32)
This is Andrew J Sherman. He’s been writing about business growth, innovation and business strategy for years… and, as you’ll here, he is incredibly passionate about something that’s critical to the success of any company – it’s people. This was one of my favorite interviews for a couple of reasons. First of all, Andrew is on fire, but also because we were talking about an extremely important topic, employee engagement, and we got all the way through the interview and barely even touched the core questions I typically asked… our discussion was just too, ha, engaging!
So that was Andrew Sherman from Episode 32. Andrew recently published a book on the topic of employee engagement called The Crisis of Disengagement: How Apathy, Complacency, and Selfishness are Destroying Today’s Workplace.
Number 4 – You’re Not Really Hiring Someone, You’re Extending an Invitation, with Howard Behar (Episode 002)
This is Howard Behar. Retired President of Starbucks and one of the first interviews I did on the Your Best Manager podcast… which means… I was a little nervous, a little outside of my comfort zone, and, well, not that great. But I had heard an interview that Howard had done a few months prior to our discussion and during it, he talked about his core values, and how he lives or practices what he preaches. While I may not have been the perfect interview host when I started out, I still knew the value of creating the space for my guests to be great… and Howard Behar was great!
That was Howard Behar, giving a crystal clear example of how to live with purpose. At the end of the day, if something is important to you, you can’t just hope that you’ll act accordingly or hope that good things will just come to you (despite what you may have read in The Secret). You need to structure your day in a way that keeps what’s important… important and top of mind.
Number 3 – You’ll Be A Better Leader If You Support Local Coffee Roasters, with Terry Starbucker (Episode 11)
This is Terry ‘Starbucker’ St. Marie. He is, of course, another well-known leadership expert who I was privileged to connect with, but for me, this interview was a little more significant. This is episode 11 and I thoroughly enjoyed the conversation. That doesn’t mean that I didn’t enjoy the previous interviews, but I mean, I really enjoyed it. I don’t know that there was anything specific that Terry said during our chat that triggered this, but I remember walking away from this conversation being like, this is meaningful, this show, this format, this topic, this is meaningful, and this podcast is going to make an impact.
That was Terry ‘Starbucker’ St. Marie sharing the biggest challenge he has faced as a leader. What a great reminder that as leaders and managers, it’s not about us. Yes, we need to deliver results, but in order to deliver results, we need to build trust and help our team members reach their potential… even if that means getting uncomfortable.
Number 2 – Don’t Climb The Corporate Ladder… Switch Ladders, with Tanveer Naseer (Episode 29)
This is Tanveer Naseer. This was another one of those standout conversations, not just because Tanveer brought so much value to the interview, but because of the conversation surrounding the interview. You obviously don’t know this, but our conversation lasted 2 hours. Typically it takes about 30-35 minutes to complete an interview. Sometimes they are 30 minutes on the nose and sometimes we have the time to chat a little bit before or afterward…. but not usually for 2 hours. Anyway, it was great to get to know Tanveer a little bit and I don’t know if that makes me biased toward our interview of not… but, well here’s a highlight from episode 29.
That was Tanveer Naseer, and I’ve got to say just one more thing about him… he’s a fellow Canadian and is doing a fantastic job as the lone representative of Canada on Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Leadership Experts. True North Strong and Free!
Number 1 – When You Tell Tony Robbins You’re Pissed Off, with Dov Baron (Episode 009)
This is Dov Baron and I’ve selected this clip as the number one moment from the past 50 episodes. If you follow Dov on social media or if you’ve heard him speak before, you’ll know that he is a passionate communicator who makes you really think. This conversation is no different, and what I really liked about the story that Dov shares here is that, he really drives home one of the most important principles of success. Whether you are an aspiring manager, a first-time manager or a senior executive… you can’t do it alone. You need other people and you need to be willing to step outside of your comfort zone, get vulnerable and ask for help… it’s a lesson I need to hear on a regular basis. Enjoy.
And again, that was Dov Baron of FullMontyLeadership.com and if you liked what you’ve just heard, find and follow him on Facebook because he is always putting out great stuff and I feel like he is on Facebook Live every day sharing something… that will hopefully inspire you and challenge you, but will certainly make you think!
And that’s it!
We’ve counted down the Top 10 Moments from the first 50 episodes of the Your Best Manager Podcast!
What do you think? Do you agree with my list? Think I left something out? Drop a comment below to let me know!
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