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The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk

As Kobe Bryant once said, “There is power in understanding the journey of others to help create your own.” That’s why the Learning Leader Show exists—to get together and understand the journeys of successful leaders, so that we can better understand our own. This show is full of stories told by world-class leaders. Personal stories of successes, failures, and lessons learned along the way. Our guests come from diverse backgrounds—some are best-selling authors, others are genius entrepreneurs, and one even made a million dollars wearing t-shirts for a year. My role in this endeavor is to talk to the smartest, most creative, always-learning leaders in the world so that we can learn from them as we each create our own journeys.
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Jul 31, 2016

Episode 146: Steven Sisler Psychoanalyzes Me - I Am Unorthodox, Mission Oriented, Logical, Competitive, & Complex

Steven Sisler is a Behavioral Analyst, speaker and author. Steve's consultation involves personality difference, leadership strategy, cultural differences, and temperament strategy. Working with clients in more than 18 countries, Steve gathers behavioral and attitudinal information on individuals within corporate settings and develops strategies for effective leadership, teamwork, and entrepreneurial success.

Steve makes normative judgments and brings thought provoking insights to the three ethical platforms within our society. These are the Community Ethic, The Autonomy Ethic, and The Divinity Ethic, and these platforms all have strong implications when challenged with ideological frameworks outside of those accepted within larger people groups. Steven was diagnosed with Hyper Kinetic Behavior in the second grade. He was beat up by girls and fought his way through nine years of intense bullying including being stripped down to his underwear and locked in a seven inch school locker in the seventh grade, kicked by a teacher in front of his class, and knocked unconscious by an eleven member gang on the school grounds.

Episode 146: Steven Sisler Psychoanalyzes Me - I Am Unorthodox, Mission Oriented, Logical, Competitive, & Complex

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The Learning Leader Show

“Character is learned and character changes."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • People who understand themselves and embrace their strengths and weaknesses typically sustain excellence
  • Tony Robbins and Tim Ferriss have a great understanding of themselves
  • What it means to be a "behavioral profiler"
  • The biggest misconceptions of Steve's work
  • The Four People Types:
    • Mad
    • Glad
    • Sad
    • Scared
  • Why job interviews are not authentic
  • The power of saying "I don't know"
  • I like to know "why" more than "how"
  • Measuring my emotional framework -- How Steve describes me based on the tests I took
    • Mission and results oriented person
    • Logical and left brained
    • Have a great poker face. Not showing emotion.
    • A very task oriented person -- "Give me the shovel"
    • Quick, very flexible, independent, freedom seeker, wanting to be in charge
    • Like to control the environment, suspicious -- People have to qualify to get in and be trusted
    • A teacher -- Would make a great college professor
    • A complex brain - Always want to know why?
    • Much more competitive with self than other people
    • High expectations of self -- Never feel content with what's been accomplished, never satisfied
    • An outside the box thinker -- Has unorthodox ideas and approaches to solving problems -- Answers questions in an interesting way, not a typical way
    • A creative problem solver who never gives up
    • A high empathy score -- But can be emotionally distant at times
    • In the 2% of personality score (matches very few people in the world)
    • Go to FreeBRG.com to get your own personality test

“I like to know why more than to know how."

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Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

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Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

Bio From Amazon.com

Steven Sisler is a Behavioral Analyst, speaker and author. Steve's consultation involves personality difference, leadership strategy, cultural differences, and temperament strategy. Working with clients in more than 18 countries, Steve gathers behavioral and attitudinal information on individuals within corporate settings and develops strategies for effective leadership, teamwork, and entrepreneurial success.

Steve makes normative judgments and brings thought provoking insights to the three ethical platforms within our society. These are the Community Ethic, The Autonomy Ethic, and The Divinity Ethic, and these platforms all have strong implications when challenged with ideological frameworks outside of those accepted within larger people groups. Steven was diagnosed with Hyper Kinetic Behavior in the second grade. He was beat up by girls and fought his way through nine years of intense bullying including being stripped down to his underwear and locked in a seven inch school locker in the seventh grade, kicked by a teacher in front of his class, and knocked unconscious by an eleven member gang on the school grounds.

After losing his left eye in 1975, he was singled out and repeatedly punched in the eye by menacing students. At the age of 17 he became a bodybuilder and for the next 3 years worked out intensely until he was bench pressing well over 300 pounds. He later entered seminary after marrying his wife Anita and has since spoken in many forums including youth groups, retreats, churches, seminaries, business groups and currently consults and motivates leaders around the globe.

Jul 27, 2016

Episode 145: AJ Hawk - Life In The NFL: Awareness, Consistency, Curiosity

A special "swapcast" episode of The Learning Leader Show. This episode with my younger brother AJ is being released on both "The Learning Leader Show," and AJ's video podcast, "The HawkCast."  To view the video of this conversation go to: TheHawkCast.show. This has quickly become one of my favorite episodes. I really enjoy when AJ and I record episodes together.  We've done it in the past and we'll continue doing it in the future. 

Episode 145: AJ Hawk - Life In The NFL: Awareness, Consistency, Curiosity

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The Learning Leader Show

“It's really easy to work hard when you're feel good. The difference is consistently working hard everyday."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Focusing like Jim Tressel leads to sustained excellence. Keep everything simple... And LISTEN
  • The 3 words to describe AJ
    • Consistent - Always being there for your teammates. Everyday in practice, weightroom, film room, games
    • Aware - Understanding your surroundings. The real measure of intelligence is your awareness
    • Thoughtful - Caring for others. Understanding how your actions impact others
  • Where was our curiosity developed? Has it always been there? (No)
  • TRUST = It's everything
  • "Do Not Blindly Follow"
  • Why AJ feels that he wouldn't be a good coach (I disagree)
  • Creating actionable steps to change a bad habit -- Get an accountability partner
  • What makes a great coach
  • The best teammates he's ever played with
  • Talking a lot on the football field = "Insecurities bubbling to the surface" - Brady Poppinga
  • Be about DOING... Not Saying
  • AJ's philosophy as a Dad
  • The importance of authenticity as a leader and passing that on to your kids
  • How AJ would respond if his children are not hard workers like him
  • What one coach would he like to hear on the other end of the phone to sign him this season?
  • His dream golf foursome: Charles Barkley, Bill Belichick, Jesus playing at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin
  • The question he asks others to truly understand how they think
  • Learning Leader = "It felt right. It fits you."

“Typically, the "talkers" are simply voicing their insecurities. The "doers" don't talk about it. They just do it."

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Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

Did you enjoy the podcast?

If you enjoyed hearing AJ Hawk on the show, please don’t hesitate to send me a note on Twitter or email me.

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

Bio From Bengals.com

Rookie first-round draft choice started all 16 games for Green Bay and led team in tackles (155) ... Ranked third in Associated Press voting for NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year ... 2008—Played through chest and groin injuries, starting every Packers game and leading team in tackles (121) ...  2010—Team leader in tackles (134) for 10-6 Wild Card team that went on to capture Super Bowl XLV with 31-25 conquest of Pittsburgh ... Seven tackles (six solo) in Super Bowl win, with two passes defensed ... Named by teammates as one of two postseason defensive captains ... Led team in tackles (10) in NFC Championship win at Chicago ... Career-best three INTs in regular season, including picks against Brett Favre and Eli Manning ... 2012—Started every game and both postseason games for Packers club that went 11-5 for NFC North title ... Led team with 142 tackles, including three sacks... 2013—Started 16 games for Packers’ NFC North title winner, and played in both postseason games (one start) ... Led team in regular-season tackles (153) and had career-best five sacks ... Named a Packers postseason captain for third time in his career ... 

College: Played four seasons (2002-05) at Ohio State ... Earned consensus All-America honors in his final two seasons and was first-team All-Big Ten in his last three campaigns ... Foreshadowed his NFL durability by being available for every game of his career, and started his last 37 games ... As a senior in ’05, won Lombardi Award, given to college football’s top lineman or linebacker, and was Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year and Defensive MVP of Tostitos Fiesta Bowl ... As true freshman in ’02, played as a key reserve on 14-0 national championship team ... Career totals of 51 games, 38 starts, 394 tackles,41 tackles-for-loss, 15.5 sacks, seven INTs and two TDs (one on blocked punt and one on INT).

Community service: Has held an annual “Mane Event” in Columbus, Ohio, raising money for “Hawk’s Locks for Kids,” his charity that makes wigs for children who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy treatments ... Has participated in NFL’s Play60 program ... Worked with Packers in their “Take a Player to School” event ... Visited with Green Bay area elementary students as reward for their participation in Packers’ Women’s Association food drive ... Has supported Jerry Patrins Cruise for Cancer, the Donald Driver Foundation, the Greg Jennings Foundation and the 2nd-and-7 Foundation, the charity of fellow Ohio State alum Mike Vrabel ... Has made multiple appearances on the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer, and has been a spokesperson for Wisconsin Special Olympics.

A racing connection: Hawk’s initials stand for “Aaron James” ... He was nicknamed A.J. by his parents as an infant, after legendary Indy car driver A.J. Foyt.

Personal: Hometown is Centerville, Ohio ... Attended Centerville (Ohio) High School, where he logged 585 career tackles while also seeing time as a quarterback and place kicker ... Also earned two basketball letters as a point guard for Centerville ... Married to the former Laura Quinn, sister of former NFL QB Brady Quinn. Earned degree from Ohio State in criminology ... Grew his hair long in 2005 as a tribute to Pat Tillman, former NFL player who lost his life while serving with U.S. Army in Afghanistan, and kept hair long until 2012, when he cut it and donated trimmings to Wigs for Kids charity ... Chosen to throw out the first pitch at a Milwaukee Brewers game in 2007 and also took part in batting practice, hitting two home runs ... Twice won “Celebrity Long Drive” title at the American Century Celebrity Golf Classic in Lake Tahoe, Nev., Hosts his own podcast, interviewing people from all walks of life, including golfer John Daly and sportscaster Joe Buck ... Brother, Ryan, played football at Ohio University and in Arena Football 2 league.

Jul 24, 2016

Episode 144: Paul Tough - How To Develop An Intrinsically Motivated Child

Paul Tough is the author, most recently, of Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why. His previous book, How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, was translated into 27 languages and spent more than a year on the New York Times hardcover and paperback best-seller lists. His first book, Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America, was published in 2008.

Paul is a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine, where he has written extensively about education, parenting, poverty, and politics. His writing has also appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic, GQ, and Esquire, and on the op-ed page of the New York Times.

He has worked as an editor at the New York Times Magazine and Harper’s Magazine and as a reporter and producer for the public-radio program “This American Life.” He was the founding editor of Open Letters, an online magazine.

Episode 144: Paul Tough - How To Develop An Intrinsically Motivated Child

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The Learning Leader Show

“Our Goal Is To Help Our Children Be Independent."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Having a growth mindset leads (not just about skills) to sustained excellence
  • Realize that failure will happen... You won't sustain excellence 100% of the time
  • How has parenting changed over the last 20 years
  • Read "Our Kids" by Robert Putnam
  • Parents are more educated = They have more anxiety about their kids
  • Parents are more intrusive -- They think everything has to be exactly right -- It puts pressure on children
  • Kids need to continue doing basic responsibilities (mow the lawn, wash dishes, etc...)
  • Creating a system around incentives is bad
  • How do you develop a child to be intrinsically motivated?
  • Keep praise for success overcoming difficult moments, not just getting straight A's
  • Helping children develop GRIT - How to do it
  • The importance of having a coach -- And placing a high value on a great coach
  • Understand the messages we send about success and failure
  • The value of having a winner and a loser in athletic competitions

“Hearing the word NO is one of the biggest gifts a child can receive."

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Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

Did you enjoy the podcast?

If you enjoyed hearing Paul Tough on the show, please don’t hesitate to send me a note on Twitter or email me.

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

Bio From PaulTough.com

Paul Tough is the author, most recently, of Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why. His previous book, How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, was translated into 27 languages and spent more than a year on the New York Times hardcover and paperback best-seller lists. His first book, Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America, was published in 2008.

Paul is a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine, where he has written extensively about education, parenting, poverty, and politics. His writing has also appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic, GQ, and Esquire, and on the op-ed page of the New York Times.

He has worked as an editor at the New York Times Magazine and Harper’s Magazine and as a reporter and producer for the public-radio program “This American Life.” He was the founding editor of Open Letters, an online magazine.

Jul 20, 2016

Episode 143: Chad Estis - SVP For The Dallas Cowboys: Working For Jerry Jones

Chad Estis serves as Executive Vice President at Legends Hospitality Management, LLC and served as its President of Legends Sales & Marketing. He is responsible for the sales strategies and client acquisitions for the Legends Division focused on selling premium seating inventory for new and renovated facilities in Major League and Collegiate athletics. He served as the Chief Marketing Officer and an Executive Vice President of Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena from 2006 to 2007 overseeing all sales, marketing, community relations, communications, web-site and game operations. He served as Head of Sales and Marketing at Cleveland Cavaliers. He served as Vice President of Sales and Business Development for the Cavaliers from 2001 to 2005.

Chad was then recruited (heavily) by Jerry Jones and family to lead the sales organization for The Dallas Cowboys.  He served as the lead for Cowboys Stadium Premium Sales project where he was responsible for a sales team of 60 people that set industry records for both PSL (Personal Seat Licenses) and Suite sales revenue. He is a 1993 graduate of Ohio University and a 1994 graduate of Ohio’s Sports Administration Masters Program.

Episode 143: Chad Estis - SVP For The Dallas Cowboys: Working For Jerry Jones

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The Learning Leader Show

“Keys To A Great Career: Be great at what you currently do. Be curious. Have a career vision. Plant seeds for the future."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Passion, Optimism, and Likability leads to sustained excellence
  • What it's like working for Jerry Jones
  • The moment when the leaders of the Dallas Cowboys flew to Ohio to recruit Chad (WOW)
  • Starting at an entry level role making $16,000/year after earning a Masters degree
  • Learning to cold call (80-100 calls per day) and how they helped developed Chad's grit
  • The process of hiring millennials and working with them
  • Specific mentoring conversations - Hearing exactly what Chad says
  • Being great at what you currently do... Cannot focus on the future too much
  • The biggest mistake young managers/leaders make in their careers
  • How to hire a sales leader
  • The interview and hiring process -- Specifics on how to do it right
  • How to successfully use your "gut feelings"
  • The necessary ingredients for a happy and successful career
    • Work for people you enjoy being around
    • Be challenged everyday
    • Be compensated properly
  • Learning Leaders need to be constantly searching for new information to continually learn

“Everybody kept telling me they were a protege of Chad Estis.  I said, I need to meet this guy.” - Jerry Jones Jr.

Continue Learning:

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Episode 080: Ryan Estis - From Rock Star Sales Professional To World Class Speaker & Entrepreneur

Episode 086: Seth Godin – How To Become Indispensable & Build Your Tribe

Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

Did you enjoy the podcast?

If you enjoyed hearing Chad Estis on the show, please don’t hesitate to send me a note on Twitter or email me.

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

Bio From Sportsad.ohio.edu 

Chad Estis serves as Executive Vice President at Legends Hospitality Management, LLC and served as its President of Legends Sales & Marketing. He is responsible for the sales strategies and client acquisitions for the Legends Division focused on selling premium seating inventory for new and renovated facilities in Major League and Collegiate athletics. He served as the Chief Marketing Officer and an Executive Vice President of Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena from 2006 to 2007 overseeing all sales, marketing, community relations, communications, web-site and game operations. He served as Head of Sales and Marketing at Cleveland Cavaliers. He served as Vice President of Sales and Business Development for the Cavaliers from 2001 to 2005.

Chad was then recruited (heavily) by Jerry Jones and family to lead the sales organization for The Dallas Cowboys.  He served as the lead for Cowboys Stadium Premium Sales project where he was responsible for a sales team of 60 people that set industry records for both PSL (Personal Seat Licenses) and Suite sales revenue. He is a 1993 graduate of Ohio University and a 1994 graduate of Ohio’s Sports Administration Masters Program.

Jul 17, 2016

Episode 142: Donald Miller - "I Will Make You Everyone's Favorite Leader"

Donald Miller is a student of story. He’s the author of New York Times Best Sellers: "Blue Like Jazz," "A Million Miles in a Thousand Years," and "Scary Close." He co-wrote the major motion picture "Blue Like Jazz" which debuted at the SXSW Film Festival and was listed as one of the top four movies to get you through freshman year by USA Today. He has served on The Presidential Task Force for Fatherhood and Healthy Families, a joint effort between government and the private sector to rewrite the story of fatherlessness in America. Donald Miller is a 3 time NY Times best-selling author. He has worked on Presidential campaigns, and now he helps people clearly and concisely tell their stories through live events and at StoryBrand.com 

Episode 142: Donald Miller - "I'm Will Make You Everyone's Favorite Leader"

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The Learning Leader Show

“We don't want to react to life. We want to impose our will upon life."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Having the ability to focus like Michael Hyatt and Bob Goff leads to sustained excellence
  • The importance of writing it down
  • Creating a filter to say "No"
  • The process for creating your story -- "If you confuse, you lose"
  • The 7 storybrand rules that Jeb Bush broke
  • People want to hear "their" story, not yours
  • Passing the "laptop to a caveman" test 
  • Your website should answer 3 questions:
    • What are you offering?
    • How does it make my life better?
    • How do I buy?
  • The top right quadrant is the most important part of your website
  • The 2 dominant things your brain does
    • Survive and thrive
    • Tries to conserve energy
  • The 7 parts of a story: 1) Character 2) A problem 3) A guide 4) A plan 5) The action 6) Ends in success 7) Or failure
  • Why "Make America Great Again" is a fantastic slogan
  • "Every human being is looking for a guide to help them"
  • Why empathy and authority are needed
  • "I know how to make you the leader that everyone loves" -- What are the 3 steps to making you the leader that everyone loves
  • Make everyone think: "What will my life be if I don't subscribe to your podcast?"

“I'm going to make you everyone's favorite leader."

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Episode 086: Seth Godin – How To Become Indispensable & Build Your Tribe

Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

Did you enjoy the podcast?

If you enjoyed hearing Donald Miller on the show, please don’t hesitate to send me a note on Twitter or email me.

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

Bio From Amazon.com

Donald Miller is a 3 time NY Times best-selling author. He has worked on Presidential campaigns, and now he helps people clearly and concisely tell their stories through live events and at StoryBrand.com 

 

Jul 13, 2016

Episode 141: Jonah Berger - The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Behavior

Jonah Berger is a marketing professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and bestselling author of Contagious: Why Things Catch On and Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior.

Dr. Berger has spent over 15 years studying how social influence works and how it drives products and ideas to catch on. He’s published dozens of articles in top-tier academic journals, consulted for a variety of Fortune 500 companies, and popular outlets like the New York Times and Harvard Business Review often cover his work.

Episode 141: Jonah Berger - The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Behavior

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The Learning Leader Show

“With great insight, Jonah Berger removes the cloak of invisibility from powerful sources of influence and resolves fascinating mysteries of human behavior." Robert Cialdini, author of Influence

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Creating a sense of kinship or familiarity leads to sustained excellence
  • How the best leaders create a sense that "we've known each other a long time"
  • Why you should say "Nice to see you" instead of "Nice to meet you"
  • Successful negotiators mimic and imitate the people across from them (sometimes unconsciously) 
  • Waiters earn a 70% higher tip if they repeat the customer's order back to them verbatim
  • The importance of emulating the person you are speaking with (in order to influence)
  • Mimicry works because people aren't aware it's happening
  • Why expensive products don't always use logos
  • How older siblings provide a point of imitation and why younger siblings tend to be better at sports
  • The power of "playing up" against greater competition
  • Why comparing yourself to others is actually a good thing to do
  • As leaders, we should always be learning -- That's the core of being a leader
  • Why as a young manager you need to focus on collaboration -- Ask others for help
  • Learning Leader = "I loved it. Merging of Learning and Leadership. Helping others learn. Serving them.

“Be Optimally Distinct"

Continue Learning:

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Episode 078: Kat Cole – From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon

Episode 082: Dan Pink – The Science of Motivation, Legendary Writer & Ted Talk

Episode 086: Seth Godin – How To Become Indispensable & Build Your Tribe

Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

Did you enjoy the podcast?

If you enjoyed hearing Jonah Berger on the show, please don’t hesitate to send me a note on Twitter or email me.

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

Bio From JonahBerger.com

Why do some things catch on while others fail? What makes online content viral? And why do some products, ideas, and behaviors get more word of mouth than others? Professor Jonah Berger examines the behavioral science that underlies these questions. He examines how people make decisions, how ideas diffuse, and how social influence shapes behavior.

Berger is a Marketing professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He has published dozens of articles in top-tier academic journals, and popular accounts of his work frequently appear in popular outlets like the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, Science, Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, Wired, Business Week, The Atlantic, and The Economist. His research has also been featured in the New York Times Magazine’s “Year in Ideas.” Berger has been recognized with a number of awards for both scholarship and teaching, including various early career awards and being named Wharton’s Iron Prof (an award for awesome faculty research).

Dr. Berger has helped all sorts of companies and organizations get their stuff to catch on. From Fortune 500 companies to small start-ups, and multinationals to non-profits, Berger has helped drive new product adoption, sharpen effective messaging, and develop marketing strategy.

Jul 10, 2016

Episode 140: Carol Dweck - The Power Of A Growth Mindset

Dr. Carol Dweck's work is the foundation for what it means to be a learning leader. To be in a constant state of improvement... "In a fixed mindset students believe their basic abilities, their intelligence, their talents, are just fixed traits. They have a certain amount and that's that, and then their goal becomes to look smart all the time and never look dumb. In a growth mindset students understand that their talents and abilities can be developed through effort, good teaching and persistence. They don't necessarily think everyone's the same or anyone can be Einstein, but they believe everyone can get smarter if they work at it."

Mindset is a simple idea discovered by world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck in decades of research on achievement and success—a simple idea that makes all the difference. Teaching a growth mindset creates motivation and productivity in the worlds of business, education, and sports.

Episode 140: Carol Dweck - The Power Of A Growth Mindset

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The Learning Leader Show

“Growth mindset leaders want to be challenged."

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Focusing on growth -- having a desire for a challenge and learning from setbacks leads to sustained excellence
  • People with a fixed mindset are afraid to find out that they aren't very smart
  • Growth mindset leaders want to be challenged
  • Fixed mindset leaders have a deep seated insecurity. They have to keep showing that they're a genius.
  • Don't declare that you have a growth mindset -- Instead figure out what triggers you into having a fixed mindset. Start there.
  • Questions to ask people in an interview to understand their mindset
  • Sharing credit or taking it all for yourself? It shows a lot about your mindset
  • When was the last time you were wrong? (It should be often)
  • "Don't praise the intelligence. Praise the process."
  • Do NOT reward children for getting straight A's
  • Taking the stairs -- Develop Grit 
  • Be aware that doing something the hard way will benefit you (and your children)
  • "I want your listeners to do something way outside of their comfort zone..."
  • Why as a young manager you need to focus on collaboration -- Ask others for help
  • Learning Leader = "I loved it. Merging of Learning and Leadership. Helping others learn. Serving them.

“I have always been deeply moved by outstanding achievement and saddened by wasted potential.”

Continue Learning:

You may also like these episodes:

Episode 078: Kat Cole – From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon

Episode 082: Dan Pink – The Science of Motivation, Legendary Writer & Ted Talk

Episode 086: Seth Godin – How To Become Indispensable & Build Your Tribe

Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

Did you enjoy the podcast?

If you enjoyed hearing Carol Dweck on the show, please don’t hesitate to send me a note on Twitter or email me.

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

Bio From MindsetOnline.com

Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., is one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of motivation and is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. Her research has focused on why people succeed and how to foster success. She has held professorships at Columbia and Harvard Universities, has lectured all over the world, and has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her scholarly book Self-Theories: Their Role in Motivation, Personality, and Development was named Book of the Year by the World Education Federation. Her work has been featured in such publications as The New Yorker, Time, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe, and she has appeared on Today and 20/20.

Jul 6, 2016

Episode 139: Lin Wood – One Of The Greatest Trial Lawyers In The World

Lin Wood has more than 38 years of experience as a trial lawyer focusing on civil litigation, representing individuals and corporations as plaintiffs or defendants in tort and business cases involving claims of significant damage, including False Claims Act cases. Mr. Wood also has extensive experience in First Amendment/defamation litigation and management of the media in high profile cases.

On behalf of his clients, Mr. Wood has made numerous national television and radio appearances, including appearances on NBC’s The Today Show, CBS’ 60 Minutes and 60 Minutes II, Larry King Live, The Oprah Winfrey Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS’ The Early Show, CNN’s American Morning, MSNBC’s The Abrams Report, Imus in the Morning and Hardball, Court TV, and the CBS, NBC and ABC evening news programs. Mr. Wood was profiled in the cover article of the January 1998, issue of Atlanta magazine, on the July 12, 2000, broadcast of NBC’s The Today Show and in the cover article of the November 27, 2000, issue of Editor & Publisher magazine. Additionally, Mr. Wood was recognized as a Notable Georgian in the January 2002, issue of Georgia Trend magazine. Most recently, Mr. Wood was profiled in the cover article of the September 2015, issue of Attorney at Law.

Episode 139: Lin Wood – One Of The Greatest Trial Lawyers In The World

 

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The Learning Leader Show

“If You Follow A Script, Rather Than A Checklist, You Will Miss Answers.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Having a vision/goal that is clearly defined combined with a willingness to take on risk will lead to sustained excellence
  • Lin’s combination of confidence and work ethic has led to his immense success
  • How representing Richard Jewell (the original person suspected of the Centennial Park bombing at the Atlanta Olympics) changed his life
  • What it was like defending Jon and Patsy Ramsey
  • His clients call him in times of need because he becomes their friend
  • Lin’s sole focus is on developing a relationship and helping his clients
  • The Devita case = $495 million settlement
  • It’s good to experience “jumping off a cliff without a parachute” = starting his own firm
  • The importance of getting a ton of “reps” in the court room as a young lawyer
  • Going in to each and every conversation with a curious mind
  • Why you have to be willing to take on cases that you will lose – No great trial lawyer is undefeated.  This is a great metaphor for life and risk taking opportunities

“Being A Trial Lawyer Is An Art… Not A Science.” – Lin Wood

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Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

 

Information from LinWoodLaw.com

 

Lin Wood has been the lead attorney in many national, high profile cases, including serving as:

  • Lead civil attorney for the late Richard Jewell in matters arising out of reporting about Mr. Jewell in connection with the 1996 bombing of Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta
  • Lead civil attorney for Jeff Greene in libel litigation against The St. Petersburg Times and The Miami Herald related to Mr. Greene’s 2010 campaign for the Democratic Nomination for the U.S. Senate from Florida
  • Lead civil attorney for Sheldon Adelson in New York libel litigation against the National Jewish Democratic Council
  • Attorney for Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain in defense of false accusation
  • Attorney for Dr. Phil McGraw in connection with false and defamatory articles published by Newsweek, the Daily Beast and the National Enquirer
  • Lead civil attorney in Whistleblower cases alleging Medicare fraud against DaVita, Inc. in federal court in Atlanta and against Halifax Hospital Medical Center in federal court in Florida
  • Lead civil attorney for Howard K. Stern in the prosecution and defense of defamation claims arising out of the death of Anna Nicole Smith
  • Lead trial counsel for The Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr., Inc. in connection with claims related to corporate governance
  • Lead attorney for John and the late Patsy Ramsey and their son in matters relating to the 1996 murder of JonBenet Ramsey in Boulder, Colorado
  • Attorney for Beth Holloway in matters relating to the media coverage ofthe May 2005 disappearance of her daughter, Natalee Holloway, in Aruba and in a pending civil action against the National Enquirer in federal court in Alabama
  • Attorney for Sharon Rocha in matters relating to the media coverage of the December 2002 murder of her daughter, Laci Peterson
  • Attorney for former U.S. Congressman Gary Condit in defamation matters relating to the May 2001 abduction and murder of Chandra Levy in Washington
  • Co-counsel for the victim in the civil actions in Colorado against Kobe Bryant
  • Lead counsel for AirTran Airlines, Inc. in defamation litigation against the Cleveland, Ohio newspaper, The Plain Dealer
  • Lead counsel for Esquire Deposition Services LLC in multi-state class actions dealing with billing practices
  • Lead trial counsel for the Estate of Anna Nicole Smith in federal action for misappropriation and theft of estate property
  • Lead trial attorney for Sun Trust Bank in litigation arising out of claims by trust beneficiaries related to an inheritance of Coca-Cola stock
Jul 3, 2016

Episode 138: Caroline Burckle – How To Use Visualization Like An Olympian

What an honor it was for me to speak with an incredible leader and Olympic Bronze Medalist, Caroline Burckle. This conversation is packed with action oriented advice.  You can implement Caroline’s ideas immediately and see a positive impact in your life.

In her words: Winning a bronze medal in the 2008 Olympic Games in swimming was the most humbling and rewarding experience of my life. A lifelong road of pursuing a goal not only taught me the importance of clear communication, leadership, self-confidence, and goal-setting, but how to authentically follow a vision that was once merely a dream.

I thrive when I am developing individuals. My definition of success is to connect a person with their inner power and tap into their true potential. Whether I am rocking a one-on-one individual coaching session or speaking to a group of people, I am passionate in my quest to elevate people to view their lives through a spirited lens!

My journey (in a nutshell): Swam for The University of Florida & Team USA, 2008 Beijing Bronze Medalist in 4x200 Freestyle Relay , Swam Professionally for BlueSeventy & Team USA in Southern California, Associate of Arts Degree from Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising -- Product Development, Worked for the ever-inspiring lululemon Athletica for ~ 3 years in both Beverly Hills, CA & Louisville, KY, Masters of Science in Sport Psychology & Motor Behavior from The University of Tennessee, Founder of Stilwellness - Peak Performance Coaching

Co-Founder of RISE Elite Athletes - Peak Performance Coaching for Youth Athletes

Episode 138: Caroline Burckle – How To Use Visualization Like An Olympian

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“A creative mind is an authentic mind.  It is your personal driving force for autonomy and a balanced life.  Without creativity we do not grow.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Connection to others (teammates).  The ability to know you are leading others leads to sustained excellence
  • The influence Brene Brown had on Caroline and the importance of “doing the work”
  • Winning a bronze medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics – The effect it had on her life
  • Breaking Janet Evans long standing record
  • How Caroline felt in that race and was able to do something that had never been done
  • Flow state – the dynamics of it and how to get there
  • Visualizing like Jason Day
  • Mentoring and leading others – how to create a business from it
  • The writing process – Talking it out
  • The importance of waking up early and moving your body – How that impacts your mind and body
  • 2008 Olympics – Michael Phelps – The French trash talking
  • The struggle and depression that follows the Olympics – How common this is for Olympians
  • How to use self-doubt as fuel

“I believe in visualization… Paint the picture.”

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Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

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Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

 

Bio From LinkedIn.com/in/caroburckle

Winning a bronze medal in the 2008 Olympic Games in swimming was the most humbling and rewarding experience of my life. A lifelong road of pursuing a goal not only taught me the importance of clear communication, leadership, self-confidence, and goal-setting, but how to authentically follow a vision that was once merely a dream.

I thrive when I am developing individuals. My definition of success is to connect a person with their inner power and tap into their true potential. Whether I am rocking a one-on-one individual coaching session or speaking to a group of people, I am passionate in my quest to elevate people to view their lives through a spirited lens!

My journey (in a nutshell): Swam for The University of Florida & Team USA, 2008 Beijing Bronze Medalist in 4x200 Freestyle Relay , Swam Professionally for BlueSeventy & Team USA in Southern California, Associate of Arts Degree from Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising -- Product Development, Worked for the ever-inspiring lululemon Athletica for ~ 3 years in both Beverly Hills, CA & Louisville, KY, Masters of Science in Sport Psychology & Motor Behavior from The University of Tennessee, Founder of Stilwellness - Peak Performance Coaching

Co-Founder of RISE Elite Athletes - Peak Performance Coaching for Youth Athletes

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