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The Impact of Leadership

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Sponsored by CCB Technology, this podcast features entertaining and motivating interviews with influential business leaders passionate about achieving success, having an impact, and developing people. As an aspiring leader, you’ll hear real-world advice, practical tips, and inspirational stories to … read more

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Right People, Right Seats – Logan McCoy

June 1st, 2021

42:03

With the goal of becoming a missionary in Haiti, Logan McCoy started working at CCB Technology to pay off his school debt. Eight years later, he …

Selfless Leadership – Mandela Barnes

May 17th, 2021

38:16

What is your motivation as a leader? Does it help you more than it helps others? Mandela Barnes shares how he became the first African American lieutenant governor in Wisconsin because he saw the need for change in our …

Leading as a Lifelong Learner – Debbie Ford

May 3rd, 2021

43:29

Successful leaders don’t have it all figured out. It takes continual learning, listening, collaboration, and adaptation to meet the needs of the …

Entrepreneurial Leadership – Peter Goodwin

April 19th, 2021

33:40

“I didn’t know what I was doing, but I did know where I was going.” Peter Goodwin went from being a hunting and fishing guide in Alaska to founding and developing Groove Life into a mid 8-figure company within five …

Changing the Narrative – NéAndré Broussard

April 5th, 2021

41:41

What does it take to change ideologies of culture, society, and the way we work? NéAndré Broussard, founder of Black Menswear, shares how he is …

Calculated Risk, Unmatched Results – Sarah Sloyan

March 22nd, 2021

36:23

Most leaders take this path: follow your passion, work hard, get really good at something, and land a leadership role – with a whole new set of …

Leading in the Wilderness – Demetri Beekman

March 8th, 2021

24:03

Leadership can feel like being lost in the wilderness and trying to find your way home. But it doesn’t have to. Demetri Beekman, Director of Equity …

The Process, Art, and Science of Leadership – Errol Doebler

February 22nd, 2021

39:27

Natural-born leaders don’t exist. Effective leadership requires a thoughtful and deliberate approach with specific plans and processes for reaching …

Tempered Resilience – Tod Bolsinger

February 8th, 2021

40:18

Leading through change – both internally and externally – can be an immense challenge and responsibility when there’s no guidebook on what to do. In …

The Power of Storytelling – J.J. Peterson

January 25th, 2021

39:29

The average person receives up to 5,000 commercial messages in a day. Are they engaging with your company’s messaging? J.J. Peterson, chief of teaching and facilitation at StoryBrand, tells us how to use storytelling in …

Adaptation Through Unparalleled Change – Jennifer Dooley-Hogan

January 11th, 2021

28:54

Taking risks and weighing failure is part of a leader’s job. But what happens the world around you takes an unprecedented turn? Jennifer shares how to adapt even when you're not sure how.

Leadership Encouragement for the New Year

December 28th, 2020

34:16

As we’re all getting a little more comfortable with the “new normal,” don’t let what you’ve learned through this uncharted experience go to waste. Listen to some snippets of the top podcasts from this year to remind …

Importance of Community During Extreme Crisis – Police Chief Art Howell

December 14th, 2020

33:30

When a community is in crisis, everyone looks to their leaders for answers and action. Police Chief Art Howell shares how it’s possible to prepare …

Accelerating Business with LinkedIn – Jackie Hermes

November 30th, 2020

29:16

One of the fastest, most effective ways companies can find success on LinkedIn is by focusing on their personal brands instead of their company brand. Jackie shares her techniques for success which calls for minimal …

Bonus Episode: Thankfulness in 2020

November 23rd, 2020

9:33

It’s easy to list all the negative aspects of 2020, but in this episode, you'll be encouraged to take a fresh look at life and see the good things …

100 Years of Growth – Dan & Michael Schwab

November 9th, 2020

35:58

Co-presidents of D&H share how their fourth-generation, family-run company has faced a century of challenges and change and has adapted over the years to experience growth and expansion. By letting go of what used …

The Generosity Culture™ – April Shprintz

October 26th, 2020

24:15

By pouring into your people, clients, and community, you can create a value-based culture that leads to word of mouth business, passionate employees, …

Mentorship – Jon Nelson

October 12th, 2020

40:09

Mentorship is for everyone who wants to reach their full potential in life and can have a profound impact on both people in the relationship. Learn …

Never Give Up – Nancy Yarbrough-Banks

September 28th, 2020

29:31

Everyone will experience pain, loss, and failure but whether it breaks us or makes us stronger determines how our story will end. Nancy Yarbrough-Banks faced that fork in the road when she found herself in the world of …

Purpose Driven Efforts – Tim Borland

September 14th, 2020

1:04:35

Tim Borland ran 63 marathons in 63 days – but it wasn’t for personal glory or praise. Tim shares how can live the life you always wanted by aligning your work with a greater purpose.

Legacy – Chris and Patti Booth

August 31st, 2020

1:03:33

As founders of CCB Technology, Chris and Patti share how they built a foundation of success with passion, integrity and by investing in people. …

Your Growth is Your Responsibility – Alex Judd

August 17th, 2020

35:40

Have you ever felt stuck in your career or personal life and thought you're just not getting the break you need to get to the next level? Alex Judd …

Lifelong Leadership Growth – Lyle Wells

August 3rd, 2020

23:39

When leaders stop growing, organizations start dying. Lyle Wells shares how to adjust your daily behaviors to lead with greater impact. Making simple …

The Power of Creative Thinking – Josh Linkner

July 20th, 2020

21:34

Did you know you are a creative person? By tapping into your unique creative potential, you can cultivate a competitive edge and propel yourself and …

Overnight Success – Shane Allen

July 6th, 2020

32:47

It’s easy to look at successful people that pop up as an overnight success as just getting a lucky break. In reality, it was a long journey to get …

Leadership Transition During Times of Crisis

June 22nd, 2020

34:31

If leadership transition is handled intentionally and thoroughly, positive changes can occur in organizations regardless of unexpected challenges. …

Thoughtfully Fit – Darcy Luoma

June 8th, 2020

34:14

The strongest teams and highest performing organizations actually have a high degree of conflict – healthy conflict. Darcy Luoma helps us understand …

The Great Reset – Jack Uldrich & Camille Kolles

May 26th, 2020

29:55

Before COVID-19 suddenly changed our daily lives, people were already reframing, reinventing and rebuilding the way we work and interact with others. This pandemic has accelerated that reimagination and those who are …

How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge – Clay Scroggins

May 11th, 2020

28:04

Authority is not a prerequisite for leadership. Clay Scroggins explains how you can cultivate influence in your current responsibilities by creating …

The Value of Understanding Personality Types in the Workplace

April 27th, 2020

30:01

Healthy organizations and teams should include a diverse group of skill sets and personalities. Those differences can feed success but can also cause …

Moving Beyond the Motivation Myth – Quick Hit

April 20th, 2020

13:41

Are you waiting for inspiration to strike before taking action in your work or home life? If so, you’re not going to get anywhere. In this episode, Steve shares how to find ways to take action when you don’t feel …

Multi-Generational Workforce Part 2 – Terry McGovern

April 13th, 2020

17:12

As the labor force shrinks, Terry explains the need for leaders to be both self-aware and socially aware of generational differences. He shares practical business scenarios to help us understand what that looks like and …

Multi-Generational Workforce Part 1 – Terry McGovern

April 6th, 2020

From the Silent Generation to Gen Z – never before have five generations been a part of the workforce – each with their own beliefs, norms and behaviors. In this episode, Dr. Terry McGovern will help us understand why …

9 Ways to Differentiate Yourself – Quick Hit

March 30th, 2020

9:22

What does it take to stand out among peers? It’s not about being the loudest or most competitive. Steve shares nine humble ways to differentiate yourself from others.

Business Disruption – Patrick Booth

March 23rd, 2020

32:59

COVID-19 is bringing extreme disruption, confusion, and concern to every aspect of life. Even seasoned leaders can find the decision making overwhelming. Patrick shares the tactics CCB is using to help employees succeed …

The Foundation of Healthy Teams  – Quick Hit

March 16th, 2020

9:30

At the heart of every healthy team lies a foundation of trust. Steve explores two key attributes of trust: honesty and humility, and deep-dives into how they can cause relationships to either falter or flourish. 

Transformational Leadership part 2 – Tod Bolsinger

March 9th, 2020

22:36

Do employees know what your mission is? Do you have a foundation of trust needed for them to commit to the mission? Mission is a critical aspect for leading your team through crisis and change.

Transformational Leadership part 1 – Tod Bolsinger

March 2nd, 2020

23:36

In a fascinating comparison to Lewis and Clark's expedition, Tod Bolsinger, author of Canoeing the Mountains, depicts leadership as an unpredictable …

Humor in the Workplace – Quick Hit

February 24th, 2020

14:12

Humor and laughter are proven to be therapeutic and morale-boosting, especially at work. Steve shares examples and tips for embracing humor in your leadership and using it to connect with people to find common ground.

Chasing the Bright Side – Jess Ekstrom

February 17th, 2020

27:53

Do you consider yourself an optimistic person? In this episode, Jess Ekstrom reshapes our understanding of optimism in a way that fuels us to persevere through obstacles to get to the bright side.

Resistance – Quick Hit

February 10th, 2020

6:58

Resistance takes many shapes to deceive you and keep you from reaching your goals. Steve shares an excerpt from War of Art by Steven Pressfield that exposes the tactics of resistance and encourages you to keep going.

Don’t be an Anxious Leader – Dr. John Swallow

February 3rd, 2020

29:38

While there can be generational misunderstandings and expectations among those he leads, the president of Carthage College chooses to be a …

Resources & Tips to Kickstart Your Year – Quick Hit

January 27th, 2020

11:17

If we’re not intentional about growing as leaders, the busyness of life will consume all of our time. The resources and lessons Steve shares in this episode will help you set your vision for this year both …

What Needs to be True – Quick Hit

January 13th, 2020

5:37

What needs to be true for you to accomplish your goals in the new year? This episode will help you get on track for success in 2020.

Orchestrating Good – Jessica Greb

January 6th, 2020

32:09

This four-month-old nonprofit is not doing anything monumental – but they are impacting lives in a profound way. Founder Jessica Greb shares how she …

What’s Your Word for the Year? – Quick Hit

December 30th, 2019

9:38

How do you know if you had a successful year if you didn’t set a vision for it? Steve shares a simple way to establish your focus for the next 365 …

Help Your Team Feel Alive – Kimberly Kane

December 16th, 2019

35:55

After 15 years of television reporting, Kimberly Kane did something she never expected to do – she started her own communications business. Kane …

Living Authentically – Carl Deffenbaugh

December 9th, 2019

28:47

TV personalities are larger than life characters playing a role to entertain, right? Not so with FOX6 Anchor Carl Deffenbaugh. He found his spot on …

My Top Five – Quick Hit

December 2nd, 2019

7:53

What leadership characteristics are the most important in your life? What’s significant to you personally and what do you look for in others? I share my top five with you to get you thinking about yours.

Never Regretted – Steve Scherer

November 25th, 2019

39:05

Using examples from his own life, Steve Scherer shares how living with intention and discipline, and taking small steps can lead you to great things.

7 Networking Questions – Quick Hit

November 18th, 2019

8:34

Meeting someone new for lunch or coffee? Make the most out of it by being ready with these seven networking questions.

Success Through Adversity – Chris Maragos

November 11th, 2019

38:33

Two-time Super Bowl champ Chris Maragos shares how adversity can shape you as a leader if you allow it to and bring success in unforeseen ways.

Losers with Heart – Quick Hit

November 4th, 2019

5:38

You might not be on top of your game right now, but with the right attitude and opportunity from leadership, you can get there. This is an …

Leadership is Influence – Mike Bullmore

October 28th, 2019

25:47

What are the toughest questions you face as a leader? From measuring success to successfully failing, Mike offers powerful advice to current and …

Deciding Isn’t Enough – Quick Hit

October 21st, 2019

3:42

Are you eroding your credibility by not taking action on your decisions? Steve exposes the pitfalls of human nature in decision-making and the cost it can have for leaders.

Excel at What You Love Doing – Mykel Larrin

October 14th, 2019

26:43

Mykel Larrin shares the moment when he lands the first-ever triple downside tailwhip to take bronze at X Games! But then he asks, what’s it all for?

What Fearlessness Looks Like – Mykel Larrin

September 30th, 2019

22:32

Mykel Larrin dropped out of college to pursue his passion as a BMX rider. He shares how he got past the fear, doubt and challenges to become a pro …

4 Ways Not to Interview – Quick Hit

September 23rd, 2019

5:21

In the final episode of bad interview experiences, Steve shares four stories from a listener, including a very important detail about choosing the right location for your phone interview.

Building a Legacy – Eric Olesen

September 16th, 2019

30:03

Eric Olesen, co-owner and president of O&H Danish Bakery, shares how the 70-year old bakery evolved from a local retail shop to an international …

A Crazy Interview Experience – Quick Hit

September 9th, 2019

6:43

This person showed up a day late for their interview – but that’s not the strangest part! Steve shares a listener’s interview experience you won’t believe.

My Worst Interview Experience – Quick Hit

August 26th, 2019

6:40

Steve shares his experience interviewing a woman for just 3 minutes and 9 seconds before politely explaining she wasn’t the right fit. Find out what …

Leading Like a Hostage Negotiator – Derek Gaunt

August 19th, 2019

20:32

Find out the advantages of treating employees as hostage-takers by using tactical empathy, the difference between manipulation and negotiation, and …

Building Your Dream Team – Quick Hit

August 12th, 2019

13:18

How does a leader awaken the possibilities in their team? In this episode, Steve shares Dave Ramsey’s 12 steps to making the right hire and how to develop them into a dream team member.

IoT In the Workplace – Marc Laliberte

August 5th, 2019

18:21

As a leader, you have to weigh the benefits of using IoT for business with the security threats that come with it. If you follow best practices for …

Takeaways from Jesse Itzler & Sara Blakely – Quick Hit

July 29th, 2019

14:19

Success isn’t accidental. Steve shares how millionaire Jesse Itzler, co-founder of Marquis Jet, and billionaire Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx, …

3 Tactical Tips for Finding Balance – Christy Wright

July 22nd, 2019

22:47

We’re all busy and have important responsibilities requiring our attention, but there is a way to find peace and balance in all things.

Overcoming the Imposter Syndrome – Christy Wright

July 15th, 2019

34:35

Find out how to overcome the self-doubt and fear of the imposter syndrome and have confidence in your decisions and success.

The Infinite Game – Quick Hit

July 8th, 2019

13:05

To win in business, you need to play the infinite game which is always changing and has no set rules. Learn how to engage and succeed in the infinite …

Is Your Business Future-Proof? – Jack Uldrich

June 24th, 2019

32:47

Find out how encouraging curiosity creates a culture of innovation, how to use failure as a learning mechanism, and how to unlearn what you already …

Taking your Leadership to the Next Level – Quick Hit

June 17th, 2019

9:57

What is a rising tide leader? From the inspiration of Chris Hogan, Steve highlights how community, mission and pouring into people create an unstoppable force.

Finding the Perfect Balance – Karla Krehbiel

June 10th, 2019

21:27

Find out how to find balance and success in your own position and be a positive influence on those around you from Karla Krehbiel.

The Untapped Advantage of Organizational Health – Quick Hit

June 3rd, 2019

16:10

Steve unpacks wisdom from Pat Lencioni on building healthy teams, what makes an ideal team player, and conducting interviews that ensure you’re hiring the right people.

War Stories and Starting Over

May 27th, 2019

46:20

The population of military veterans in the U.S. is lower than ever before and has created a divide between the general public and military families. …

The Unexamined Business Will Fail – Quick Hit

May 20th, 2019

13:46

Do you as a business leader have a vision that engages others? Steve breaks down Dr. Henry Cloud’s five elements of a desired future with examples of how to get started.

Servant Leadership – Jon Nelson

May 13th, 2019

30:12

What's the motivating factor behind servant leadership? Jon Nelson discusses what the heart of servant leadership is all about and how it can have a huge impact on the lives of others.

Dissecting a Great Company Culture – Riley Construction

April 29th, 2019

28:34

What makes a great company culture? Two leaders at Riley Construction tell how they craft their company’s culture from on-boarding to daily work and …

Leveraging FREE Resources: Apps, Podcasts, LinkedIn – Quick Hit

April 22nd, 2019

5:59

Steve shares some of his favorite free leadership resources and some hidden gems he discovered recently.

When Status Quo Isn’t Acceptable – Beth Heidorn

April 15th, 2019

35:46

The Racine Zoo hasn’t been the same since Beth Heidorn took over. Her belief in being a steward in her role as director has made a huge impact – from …

Making the Most out of Networking – Quick Hit

April 8th, 2019

12:55

In networking, quality connections are what people remember. Patrick Booth tells how he learned to network effectively, what he avoids, and how to sincerely engage people.

How to Lead a Diversified Organization – Dr. Bryan Albrecht

April 1st, 2019

24:15

President and CEO of Gateway Technical College Dr. Bryan Albrecht talks about the importance of setting goals and how he keeps his team on track to …

Don’t Get Prepared, Be Prepared – Quick Hit

March 25th, 2019

8:18

In this week’s episode, Steve discusses how to succeed by being prepared for opportunity. He shares practical tips you can apply every day to get you there.  

Attracting the Best Talent – Busting Millennial Stereotypes

March 18th, 2019

29:08

Two graduating seniors from Carthage College talk about ways to improve company culture and engage with millennials. 

Top Leadership Resources – Quick Hit

March 11th, 2019

8:13

Steve shares his favorite leadership books, podcasts, and videos that helped and inspired him in his transition to VP of Sales at CCB.

From Intern to COO – Conor Caloia

March 4th, 2019

25:01

Conor Caloia shares not only his personal story, but also exciting news about the future of the organization that brought Kingfish baseball to Kenosha.

A Graceful Exit – Quick Hit

February 28th, 2019

11:03

On his last day at CCB, Jason Coker shares how he is pursuing his passion at Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha and the importance of gracefully …

Leading Now With a Vision for the Future – Jake McGhee

February 18th, 2019

16:30

As the CEO of the largest Boys and Girls Club in the U.S., Jake McGhee has his hands full serving more than 12,000 youths each year.

Calculated Risk – Quick Hit

February 11th, 2019

6:56

Patrick Booth, President and CEO of CCB Technology discusses his experiences with calculated risks and when to make the leap.

Community, Family & Passion – A Recipe for Defying the Odds

February 4th, 2019

Against the odds of being successful in print media, Katie and Carl Matteson still decided to launch and publish Belle City Magazine.

Why a Podcast on the Impact of Leadership? – Patrick Booth

January 18th, 2019

Join podcast host Steve Scherer and CCB Technology President and CEO Patrick Booth as they discuss the "why" behind starting The Impact of Leadership …

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