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Empowering Leadership

16 EpisodesProduced by Dorrier UnderwoodWebsite

Being a leader requires a unique combination of self-awareness, intellect, skills, experience, vision and commitment. The most effective leaders are willing to open themselves to constant learning and to look deep within for the source of their success. Dorrier Underwood's "Empowering Leadership” po… read more

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Michael Watson of Watson Tate Savory Architects

November 27th, 2022


Despite the greatest ambitions of the most visionary leaders, life circumstances can change trajectories and priorities in an instant. Through no …

Leona Tate, Civil Rights Activist

November 14th, 2022


When thinking about the civil rights era, one of the biggest mistakes we can make is thinking that the people and events of the time are buried in ancient history. In reality, we are lucky to have many of the survivors …

Phil Armstrong with Greenwood Rising: The History Behind The Tulsa Race Massacre

June 21st, 2022


Much of the discourse about racial equity over the past several years has centered on revisiting events of the past and understanding their effect on our world today.

One of the most prominent examples of this is …

Danny Skinner with the Minnesota Street Project: Discovering Oneself Through Trauma

April 13th, 2022


Today’s guest on Empowering Leadership views the body as an instrument that must be cultivated through contemplation and self care. Danny Skinner is …

Amy Hofland with The Crow Museum of Asian Art: Mindfulness as a Leadership Practice

March 21st, 2022


At first glance, some may see very little overlap between the world of art and the world of business. Today's guest on the Empowering Leadership podcast helps us see beyond the surface and dig deep into this issue.

Amy …

Brad King with Stitch Golf: What Is Your Blind Spot?

March 7th, 2022


Stitch Golf is one of the fastest growing, most exciting golf brands in the US right now, and on today’s episode of Empowering Leadership, CEO Brad …

Michael Braine of Public Storage: Mission First, People Always

February 21st, 2022


Michael Braine, Chief Technology Officer of Public Storage joines host Doug McVadon on today’s episode of Empowering Leadership. Michael discusses …

Giovanna Kanu with GCSK Consultant LLC: Understanding the Why

February 4th, 2022


Our guest on today's episode of Empowering Leadership is Giovanna Kanu, consultant and managing member of GSCK Consultant, LLC.   Giovanna's …

Jesse Milan: Authenticity, Partnership, and Lessons from HIV

November 16th, 2021


Leadership is built on a person's relationships, experiences, their own unique drive to succeed. Today's guest on Empowering Leadership has deeply moving and profound ties to all of these.

Jesse Milan is CEO of AIDS …

Jessica Cork of YKK: Celebrating Japanese Values and Culture

October 4th, 2021


If YKK sounds familiar, but you're not quite sure where you've seen it, you're not alone. YKK is the Japanese company that makes many of the world's zippers that you might find right now in the pants you're wearing.

Debra Carlton of Kaiser Permanente: Wellbeing as a Critical Aspect of Leadership

September 17th, 2021


To be a great leader, you must first be in good enough condition to meet the mental and physical demands of leading a team. This starts with what you do and don't put into your body, and today's guest on Empowering …

Brenda Howerton, Durham County Commission Chair: Leadership Requires Compassion for Others

May 12th, 2021


Leadership is often thought of as how we present ourselves in the workplace, and how we give direction and inspiration to our colleagues and peers. …

Deborah Bosley, the Plain Language Group: The Power of the Spoken Word

April 30th, 2021


Effective leadership depends on effective communication, and yet, communication is at the heart of almost every business breakdown. For decades, …

Andrew Parlour, Buhler Group: Setting Ego Aside

April 6th, 2021


Empowering a team doesn't mean you let go of the reins and put your feet up on the desk while everyone else works, according to Andrew Parlour. It …

Tamara Jones, Principal of Evident Impact: How Our Family Dynamics Impact Us as Leaders

March 17th, 2021


No matter who you are, 2020 was a big year for learning and evolution. The pandemic and Black Lives Matter movement have fundamentally and …

Welcome to Empowering Leadership

March 9th, 2021


Welcome to Empowering Leadership, a podcast by Dorrier Underwood. If you're discovering us for the first time, get to know Dorrier Underwood by listening to this short episode featuring Doug McVadon, Dorrier Underwood …

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