The Potential Leader Lab Podcast

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Let me start by telling you that
I Don't Have the Answers.

So why listen to my podcast?

Because I focus on asking the right questions, like: What if you stop focusing on what you are doing as a leader and shift to who you’re being as a leader?

Did you feel that uncomfortable twinge, deep down inside when you read that?

That means we’re making progress. It’s also the start of the journey toward realizing your potential as the leader you were meant to be.

This pursuit of true leadership doesn’t begin inside the next big business bestseller or with a high-powered leadership consultant. It starts with you, and your potential.

Unlocking your potential as a leader requires a change in your beliefs about who you are and what you can accomplish. That starts within the Potential Leader Lab with our  Explore. Experiment. Evolve. framework. Together, we’ll seek out new eclectic and provocative insights to form new hypotheses about leadership. Then, we’ll take these ideas into the world so you can see what works and what doesn’t. Then, and only then, can you begin your evolution into the leader you were meant to be. That’s where the real transformation begins.

Your potential —and your responsibility—as a leader—is ever-increasing and never-ending. This podcast is dedicated and committed to that pursuit.

All Episodes

March 21, 2023

Developing Leaders Is A Wicked Problem

Traditionally, we have focused on training leaders - instructing them on how to do a task with a short term focus on skills - the results of which may not play out for months or years.

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March 14, 2023

Freedom Demands Absolute Accountability

Freedom is fundamentally who we are as Americans.But despite speaking of freedom a lot, we rarely explore or want to accept the other side of that equation; accountability and responsibility. Existentialists believe we act ourselves into being and are free to change who we a

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March 7, 2023

Leaders Are Broken Humans...Just Like The Rest Of Us

Leaders are broken humans, just like everyone else. Pretending that you're not creates isolation, which in turn manifests itself as stress and burnout. Being vulnerable gives us permission to share what makes us who we are. There is real financial, relational, emotional, and

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February 21, 2023

Learn or Be Left Behind

In this episode we’re defining and understanding how adults learn and the importance that the learning process leads not just to new knowledge but to change, which in turn increases the potential for improved performance and future learning.

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February 7, 2023

Why Focus And Energy Outweigh Time

In this episode, I’m exploring time, focus, energy, intent, and attention—not necessarily in that order! The genesis for this discussion is my contempt for time management and my desire to explore some other concepts that might yield a better result and assist us better in

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January 17, 2023

Leaders Must Be Selfish

Leadership is about serving other people, but as Eleanor Brown said, you cannot serve from an empty vessel. As leaders, we also need to take care of ourselves. In this episode, we’re exploring how our role as a manager is not to take on every single thing that crosses our pa

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January 3, 2023

The Danger of Goal Setting

The overarching theme of today’s episode of the Potential Leader Lab is how we mistakenly weaponize goals due to our fundamental misunderstanding of the realities they create and the behaviors they generate. In a world obsessed with setting and reaching arbitrary goals, it’s

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December 19, 2022

Human Potential and Why It Matters

The world needs more from us. In this episode, we explore Human Potential and the journey toward discovering abilities that will be integral to being the leader our organizations and the people we care about will need in the future.

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December 1, 2022

Activate Your Potential with E3

Dive into the E3 framework and explore how this growth mindset model positively transforms leadership capacity and outcomes by providing a sustainable and scalable environment where ideas can flourish through exploration, experimentation and evolution.

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