…based on 78 recorded episodes of season 1

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Last year, I was adamant against the idea. Andy Hibel, a colleague and friend, said I should host my own leadership podcast show. I argued, “That’s too much work!” Three months later, I’m brainstorming with Andy about the show's name.

Lesson #1: Ask for help and never try something without…

Lessons still being learned…

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I don’t have a success story. Rather, I have a journey to share.

I’ve been an entrepreneur since 2014. If I listed my on-target accomplishments, they would pale in comparison to my misses.

I have failed businesses, disappointing publications, and puzzling social-media marketing campaigns that lacked any return for what…

What I learned from colleagues about leadership

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I met Andy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before becoming a planned giving officer and, later, the co-founder of HigherEdJobs.com and is the company’s Chief Operating Officer. While Andy lives and works in the Chicago area and I work near Charlotte, I consider him a close friend.


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When I worked in different talent development departments, managers periodically would request teambuilding solutions. What they really wanted was to unify and engage their teams but didn’t know how to do it.

Statements that reveal mindset influence

In the table below, I’ve listed six paraphrased statements from actual professionals whom I’ve interviewed as part of…

How a company’s leadership program frustrated their rising talent

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One of the services that I offer is evaluating company leadership development programs. For one client, I interviewed several mid-level managers who are experiencing or completed one of their leadership programs.

From one particular interview, I discovered a flaw in their action-learning projects. Here’s what happened.

Gary A. DePaul, PhD (he/him/his)

Gary is a speaker, author, researcher, and leadership futurist. https://www.garyadepaul.com

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