The Adventure of Leadership: Lessons Learned from Uncertainty and Discomfort
Jonathan Ronzio, CMO and Co-founder at Trainual
In episode #37, Jonathan Ronzio explains how his outdoor adventures have influenced his leadership style – as well as the decisions he makes when it comes to storytelling and marketing. We touch on topics like trust, communication, and determination – and why these things don’t just help you to survive outdoor adventures, but leadership and entrepreneurship too!
Getting The Right People in the Right Seats: Why Environment Fit is Different Than Culture Fit
Hiten Shah, Co-Founder & CEO of FYI
In episode #26, Hiten Shah talks about identifying slow moving teams, why managers need to be in tune with what their teams actually know (and what they don’t), and how founders can transfer their unique talents and skills. Tune in to hear Hiten share why environment fit matters to build a well oiled team.
Victories, Insights, and Puzzles: Running Leadership Meetings with Purpose
Andrew Waitman, CEO at Assent Compliance
In episode #23, Andrew Waitman reveals a unique way to structure your leadership meetings. Tune in to explore the concepts of agility and adaptability and why structure is such an important aspect of strategy, leadership and of course, team management.
The Positivity Effect: How You Show Up as a Leader Reflects on Your Team
Erin Bury, CEO at Willful
In episode # 21, Erin Bury shares how she brings optimism to her leadership and how we can balance positivity with the challenges that come with business. Erin recognizes that empathy, awareness, and connection are key aspects of being a leader, no matter what kind of business you are leading, be it service-based or product-based.
Processes Before Velocity: Why Your 100th Employee Will Change Your Company
Michael Litt, CEO at Vidyard
In episode #20, Michael Litt reminds us of how important it is to exercise our minds, so we can execute our mission and our values as leaders. We talk about how leadership changes as your business grows, the importance of communication and structure to keep tasks on track, and having empathy and compassion for your team.
No Permission Needed: Why Acting Like a Leader Is More Important Than Being One
Patrick Campbell, CEO at ProfitWell
In episode #19, Patrick Campbell reflects on his journey as a first-time founder and manager. You will hear about Patrick’s early career-building days working at Google and the US Defence Department, as well as what life was like when he decided to go all-in and build ProfitWell in 2012.
In episode #18, Melinda Briana Epler defines the concept of allyship and what it means and looks like to be a good ally in the workplace. Tune in to learn why it is necessary to be and feel uncomfortable when doing anti-racist work and how to have conversations that promote safety and equality, and interrupt one’s that don’t, so you can make changes and create more equal spaces at work.
How Experimentation and Testing Apply to Management, Not Just Marketing
Shane Murphy-Reuter, SVP of Marketing at Intercom
In episode #16, Shane Murphy-Reuter explores the important qualities and behaviours that make a successful leader and as a result, a successful team. Listen as we talk to Shane about moving to remote work during the COVID-19 crisis, how to balance work and play with your team, and the importance of consistency when leading and managing.
In episode #15, Jean-Michel Lemieux invites us to explore what and who it takes to lean into leadership. We also discuss the importance of knowing when to lead and when to follow, the extraversion myth, and what it means to treat your team as a connected network of brains.
In Episode #13, Alex MacCaw describes the frameworks and best practices that managers should adopt to constantly improve their leadership skills. He also explains Clearbit’s impeccable agreements and how they can help you improve communication and collaboration across departments.
In episode #12, David Sakamoto shares a framework to build and scale high-performing teams, as well as best practices to onboard new team members at rapidly growing companies. We also talk about the importance of monthly career conversations, and why leaders should be the last ones to voice their opinion during team meetings.
In episode #10, Vlad Magdalin talks about the founding philosophies of Webflow and the surprising rationale behind the company's dual mission. He also shares a template to run effective and inclusive company-wide meetings and best practices to make the hybrid remote model work for your organization.
How to Implement Operational Frameworks and Hire Great Leaders
Sam Zaid, CEO AT GETAROUND
In episode #6, Sam Zaid (CEO of Getaround) shares a playbook you can use to identify and hire great leaders. He also describes the RACI framework and how Getaround is using this and another set of rituals to help new managers be effective right away.
How Operating Principles Can Help Your Team Thrive
Eran Aloni, COO at Gong
In episode #4, Eran Aloni (COO of Gong.io) shares his insights on how to get your team aligned and why accountability is critical to leading teams.
We also talked about how Gong.io uses operating principles to guide their team and what signals you can watch for to know you’re ready to implement them in your company.
In episode #2, Sara Varni (CMO of Twilio) talks about the importance of understanding your team’s motivations, setting clear expectations around KPIs, and empowering people to develop professionally within your organization.