One of the scary aspects of leaving my job as VP of North American Sales at a multibillion-dollar international company was the uncertainty. How would we build a business from a base of podcast fans? How would we create revenue from something that is free to listen to? How would I productize myself? Now that it’s been three years, we are starting to get some of these answers.
On January 28th we hosted ~100 people to celebrate the official launch of WELCOME TO MANAGEMENT, written by our Leadership Advisory practice leader, Ryan Hawk. Welcome to Management is currently Amazon's #1 New Release in Workplace Culture. A Forbes article calls it the "The Best Leadership Book of 2020." He's received great press on launch week with articles being published on reputable platforms for his writing routines and processes that have helped him produce high level work.
On September 10th we hosted over 100 business professionals from across the region for a LIVE recording of The Learning Leader Show. Ryan Hawk interviewed our founders, Doug Meyer & Dave Brixey, to get a true look into the makings of our amazing firm.
Here are some of the topics discussed and pictures from the night!
On June 19th, our team member Ryan Hawk, host of The Learning Leader Show, interviewed top CoverMyMeds executives, Matt Scantland & Vicki Muscarella. This engaging discussion was taped live in front of many business leaders in the Columbus area.
Recently, I was sent a very thoughtful email from an up and coming leader named Haley Gribler... She works at an Accounting firm in Brentwood, Tennessee and is striving to get better. Haley sent me a number of questions. Instead of just emailing her my answers, I thought I would share publicly (yes, I checked with her first!).
Over the years, I’ve gathered career/life advice from many sources: My podcast, 1 on 1 conversations, books, twitter, etc… Here it is (I will update this list regularly — Please add great pieces of wisdom you’ve learned in the comments below):
I often get questions from listener's of my podcast, The Learning Leader Show. This is where many of my blog post ideas come from. If you have a question, comment below or email me: Ryan at LearningLeader dot com. This is a topic I often discuss and am excited to share my thoughts below. Here we go...
As mentioned previously, most of my posts are written in response to questions I receive from fans/listeners of The Learning Leader Show. Below are my answers to some really thoughtful questions on focus. If you'd like to email me a question, send to Ryan at LearningLeader dot com. Okay, here we go...
Many podcast listeners/friends have asked me what books they should read to become a better leader. The totality of this list is in the hundreds... But for now, let's start with seven. You'll notice I'm more interested in reading about fascinating stories and the heroes in them than I am about "business" type books. There is so much to learn from real stories and the action taken (and the subsequent consequences of those actions) by the leaders in those stories.