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Two Are Gathered Leadership Podcast

64 EpisodesProduced by Michael K. Reynolds & Jim JohnsonWebsite

Always lead with integrity. Never lead alone. This is the podcast for leaders and those who should be leading. It's a powerful gathering of people of influence in the areas of business, community and faith.

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TAG 064 - Leadership And Self-Discipline

November 12th, 2019

35:30

It's always a challenge when you are the boss of yourself. Who is going to hold you accountable? Who is going to make sure you perform your duties …

TAG 063 - The Appropriate Level Of Risk

November 6th, 2019

43:24

It's the biggest question an entrepreneur will face. Or at least it should be.

That is, "What is the appropriate level of risk for me and this …

TAG 062 - The Illusion Of Control

October 30th, 2019

18:16

Let's face it. As leaders, we are among the world's worst control freaks. 

Although we are blessed with the gift of leadership, it often comes …

TAG 061 - Why Leaders Must Change

October 23rd, 2019

24:57

Most leaders and entrepreneurs excel at being focused, clear visioned and persistent. 

Which is exactly why we often struggle the most when it comes to making a change. Change gets in the way of our momentum. 

Still, …

TAG 060 - Leadership And The Fear Of Failure

October 10th, 2019

25:29

For entrepreneurs, there is joy in the pursuit of success.

Unfortunately, another common emotion experienced by business owners is the fear of failure. 

In small measures, it can provide a high level of focus and a …

TAG 059 - Leadership And Cleaning Up

September 27th, 2019

23:09

Everybody loves winning a deal. It's even exciting when you get to put that shovel in the dirt on that new project. 

Yet, this is not where the money is really made.

It's in the final stages of a project or in the …

TAG 058 - Strategies For Motivating Your Team

September 24th, 2019

38:07

Everyone wants a highly motivated team. Few find this objective easy to accomplish.

Don't be hard on yourself. It's not just you. The external …

TAG 057 - How Transparent Should A Leader Be?

September 15th, 2019

42:07

It's one of the hot buzzwords today. Leaders should be transparent, they say.

But, what does this really mean? And who exactly should these leaders …

TAG 056 - The Leadership Art Of Saying No

September 10th, 2019

31:47

When you start a business, you need to take on just about any job or opportunity that comes your way.

Yet, before long, as your capacity fills, this approach can rapidly get you into trouble.

Pretty soon, you'll be knee …

TAG 055 - What To Do With That Problem Employee

September 4th, 2019

32:20

If you've been hiring employees for a while, then you've certainly discovered some real gems.

And, most likely, you've probably picked a few bad …

TAG 054 - How Leaders Can Best Deal With Pressure

August 28th, 2019

40:03

Rarely a day goes by when leaders aren't under some sort of pressure.

There is pressure to keep up with the bills. Pressure to keep your clients, employees and vendors happy.

On top of this, there is the pressure of …

TAG 053 - The Leadership Balance Between Strength And Humility

August 20th, 2019

28:32

There is strength in humility.

Many people would agree with this statement, but when it comes to leadership, how does this really play out?

No one …

TAG 052 - Leaders: Are You Caring Or Meddling?

August 17th, 2019

28:55

This is a confusing time for leaders. Many of us strive to be individuals who care about the people on our team.

At the same time, you never want to cross any boundaries in terms of the privacy of your staff.

After all, …

TAG 051 - Leading When You're Losing

August 10th, 2019

29:45

Do you ever feel like you're on a losing streak in your business? When you can't seem to win a big sale...or any at all? Or when you're seemingly hit with more bad news every day?

Maybe you're experiencing those hard …

TAG 050 - Learning To Trust Your People

August 2nd, 2019

28:11

You NEED to trust you people.

Every leader embraces this concept on an intellectual basis. However; it's the application of it that takes many a lifetime to master.

The challenge is a leader's individual trust, …

TAG 049 - The Productivity Mindset For Leaders

July 30th, 2019

39:11

Time.

It is a leader's most precious commodity because it's typically the resource which is the scarcest in supply.

In order to build a more profitable, more productive company, a leader needs to acquire the …

TAG 048 - The Right Way For Leaders To Pay Themselves

July 24th, 2019

26:48

One of the greatest challenges in making the leap to becoming an entrepreneur is figuring out how you'll be able to replace your current paycheck.

Unless you are independently wealthy and don't need to worry about …

TAG 047 - Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Leader?

July 19th, 2019

25:00

Just because you wear the title of business owner, doesn't necessarily mean you're a good leader.

And, in almost all cases, if you want to win on your bottom line, you've got to win with your people. 

The good news is …

TAG 046 - Managing Your Clients

July 15th, 2019

32:44

If you aren't managing your clients...then they most certainly will be managing you.

Once that happens, you'll be miserable, your team will be unhappy and the business relationship will rapidly start losing money.

You …

TAG 045 - Making Your Presence Felt As A Leader

July 9th, 2019

33:28

There is a prevailing sentiment among business consultants that most leaders hurt their team by micromanaging every person and every process.

TAG 044 - From Manager To Leader

July 4th, 2019

32:37

There is a huge difference between being a manager and being a leader.

For many who take the leap into business ownership, the task of becoming an inspirational and effective leader is the biggest challenge of their …

TAG 043 - A Leader For All Seasons

June 27th, 2019

25:03

The greatest leaders develop a keen sense of perfect timing.

Just like a gifted farmer, they know when to till the soil, when to plant the seeds and when to harvest. 

Are there times when you're too late to the market? …

TAG 042 - How Leaders Get Out Of Bad Decisions

June 23rd, 2019

36:02

If you're a leader, you're going to make bad decisions.

And, if you've been leading for a long time, you're going to have made quite a few of them.

For entrepreneurs, making decisions is a daily responsibility and the …

TAG 041 - The Leadership Line Between Dreamer And Deluded

June 18th, 2019

22:45

All dreamers must first be fools.

For entrepreneurs, this is especially true in that we must often risk so much in order to pursue our dream. And so …

TAG 040 - Leading Through A Difficult Transition

June 7th, 2019

33:00

Momentum is a welcome friend to any business owner. 

It's exhilarating for you and your team when you're on the right track, and picking up considerable steam.

But, what happens when you suddenly realize your vision is …

TAG 039 - Pivoting As A Leader

May 30th, 2019

28:43

Leaders resist change. And their teams often resist change as well.

Yet, in today's world, if you're not constantly enhancing your practices, services and products, you'll be left in your competitors' dust.

And …

TAG 038 - Making Partnerships Work

May 23rd, 2019

35:06

One of the most difficult entrepreneurial feats is getting partnerships to work.

It seems like everyone wants to start a business with a partner, but …

TAG 037 - The Problem With Partnerships

May 17th, 2019

28:04

So many entrepreneurs have partners. So many partnerships fail.

Yet, there are many of these team-based entities that thrive and are stronger with two, three and even more partners.

Why is it that partnerships are so …

TAG 036 - Leading When Your Business Is On Cash Flow Fumes

May 9th, 2019

32:59

Every business owner has faced a period of time when the bills are coming in faster than the checks.

Worse are those times when the cash in the bank is rapidly running out.

It's like when the fuel light turns on in the …

TAG 035 - When Should Leaders Just Do It?

May 1st, 2019

22:30

Each and every day, entrepreneurs face a plethora of decisions to make. 

Many are small. But, some are quite significant.

And, there are plenty of marketing campaigns and sales representatives encouraging these business …

TAG 034 - Leading Across The Generation Gap

April 19th, 2019

29:36

Struggling with the Millennials in your business?

Or maybe you're a Millennial who is challenged with leading a Gen X'er or a Baby Boomer.

Although no one wants to be labeled, there are broad patterns of behavioral …

TAG 033 - How To Ride The Leadership Roller Coaster Without Screaming

April 11th, 2019

33:19

Anyone who has ever tried their hand at being a leader or entrepreneur knows the journey can aptly be described as being on a roller coaster.

There …

TAG 032 - One Word That Will Set Leaders Free

April 6th, 2019

22:50

There is a mindset that is holding leaders back more than just about anything else.

Not only will this constrain your effectiveness in leading your …

TAG 031 - How Leaders Can Keep From Burning Out

April 2nd, 2019

33:12

Burn out. Depression. 

All too often, these are the real experiences of business owners as they face a sense of being trapping in a cage of their own making.

If an entrepreneur loses their sense of vision, their feeling …

TAG 030 - How Leaders Can Treat Their Team Like Family

March 25th, 2019

32:45

It's been a business objective for companies to have their employees feel like they are part of their corporate family.

Yet, so many organizations fall short in this area because their efforts are often perceived as …

TAG 029 - How Leaders Can Tame The Hounds Of Bill Collection

March 18th, 2019

36:36

If you've been in business for any length of time, you probably have had to face the hounds of bill collection at some point in your career.

It's one …

TAG 028 - Teaching Your Team The Perspective Of The Client

March 15th, 2019

30:57

As leaders and entrepreneurs, we get it.

If we don't clearly understand the needs and wants of our clients, we won't be in business for very long.

Yet, this isn't always as obvious to our employees who many times are …

TAG 027 - Leading Your Team Through An Impossible Task

March 11th, 2019

28:07

Leaders and entrepreneurs are uniquely adept at doing the impossible. It's how we're designed.

Yet, the real challenge is leading our team through an impossible task.

How do we accomplish critical, and extremely …

TAG 026 - How Leaders Survive Losing Their Best Person

March 4th, 2019

39:14

Many times, it's the worst thing that can happen to a leader.

First, there is a knock on the door, followed by, "Boss, you've got a minute?"

Having …

TAG 025 - Welcoming Input From Your Team Without Being Wishy Washy

February 26th, 2019

23:29

Maybe you hear this too often from your team: "You never listen to what we have to say."

No. You don't want to be that type of leader. Because, you'll only chase away the sharpest, most creative minds.

At the same time, …

TAG 024 - Leading With Knots In Your Stomach

February 18th, 2019

29:31

If you're going to be a leader. If you're going to be an entrepreneur.

Then you're going to end up with knots in your stomach.

By nature, leaders are always pushing things to the limit, and demanding the most out of …

TAG 023 - The Leadership Art Of Finishing Well

February 12th, 2019

19:46

Anyone can start. Be a finisher.

This is a powerful statement for leaders and entrepreneurs. But it's one many struggle with in a mighty way.

Coming …

TAG 022 - Leadership Techniques For Herding Butterflies

February 6th, 2019

22:45

Entrepreneurs and leaders are among the most innovative people in the world.

Yet, this same extraordinary creative skill can prove to be a great weakness as well, as chasing butterflies can be a distraction to achieving …

TAG 021 - The Single Most Powerful Way To Motivate Your Team

January 28th, 2019

27:18

In this challenging environment, providing competitive salary and benefits is essential to building a great team.

But, did you know there is a motivator that your employees crave above all others? 

Study after study …

TAG 020 - Leading When You're Overwhelmed

January 23rd, 2019

22:01

Every leader gets overwhelmed.

In fact, the ability to deal competently in the face of overlapping priorities is one of the most critical success factors of a leader.

Yet, it's also one of the most unpleasant tasks and …

TAG 019 - Leading When Nobody Likes You

January 14th, 2019

22:54

No one wants to work for an intolerable grump.

And the truth is, few will. 

Yet, even the kindest, most beloved of leaders find themselves in a …

TAG 018 - The Productivity Boosting Secret Of Clutch Time

January 8th, 2019

23:40

Could your company benefit from a dramatic boost in productivity?

Would you like to increase your own ability to make the most of each and every day?

TAG 017 - How To Love Your Business Again

January 3rd, 2019

32:07

Every business launches with great expectations.

Yet, oftentimes it doesn't take long for the daily grind, extraordinary pressures and recurring …

TAG 016 - How To Start A Life-Changing Leadership Peer Group

December 29th, 2018

21:24

When you lead alone, you greatly reduce your odds of being successful as a leader.

Even leaders are safer and stronger travelling in packs. This is …

TAG 015 - Am I The Only One Here Who Cares?

December 22nd, 2018

21:22

As a leader, how many times have you asked yourself this question:

"Am I the only one here who cares?"

If you're like most business leaders or entrepreneurs, this is a question posed often.

But, is it healthy for us to …

TAG 014 - When To Let Them Go

December 18th, 2018

23:20

Recruiting and developing strong people is the most critical and challenging job for most leaders.

Equally difficult is the task of knowing when to …

TAG 013 - What Every Leader Should Know About Integrity

December 10th, 2018

27:01

Nearly all leaders use the word integrity when describing themselves or their principles of business on resumes and websites all throughout the world.

TAG 012 - How Leaders Gain Victory Over Debt

December 3rd, 2018

29:06

Debt is something every leader will face somewhere along their journey.

Most entrepreneurs need capital to get their ideas off of the ground.

But, this initial desire to finance a new idea, expanded service or company …

TAG 011 - The Most Important Reality Check For Leaders

November 27th, 2018

17:45

This may surprise you, but the top challenges a leader faces are frequently ones they don't even know exist.

Too often, the Emperor Has No Clothes; yet, there is no one with the guts to let him or her know.

If you are …

TAG 010 - Leadership And The Forgotten Family

November 21st, 2018

20:45

It's a good business practice to seek feedback from your customers and employees.

Yet, as leaders, are we brave enough to survey our family with the open ended question of "How am I doing?" as a husband, wife, father or …

TAG 009 - How Leaders Can Free Themselves From Worry

November 16th, 2018

17:38

As a leader, have you ever found yourself staring up at the ceiling with your heart pounding at 2:30 in the morning?

You're desperate to get some sleep, but all you can do is worry. And then you worry about worrying.

TAG 008 - Why Are You Always Stuck Leading?

November 13th, 2018

17:06

It doesn't matter if it's at work, at church or while serving on jury duty, it seems like it's the same people over and over again who get chosen as leaders.

If this is you, it won't take long for the additional work, …

TAG 007 - The Secret To A Profitable Marriage For Leaders

November 6th, 2018

25:01

Study after study by business colleges affirm the disheartening news for entrepreneurs and business executives: The survival rate of the marriages of …

TAG 006 - How Leaders Survive Those Really Bad Days

October 30th, 2018

21:21

Ever say to yourself, "If every day is like yesterday, I don't want to do this anymore?"

Most leaders, if they are being honest have uttered these words countless times as they've built their vision.

Yet, sometimes this …

TAG 005 - Strengthening The Heart Of A Leader

October 24th, 2018

17:01

It's been shared the two most essential attributes of a successful leader are strength and kindness.

There are many strong leaders, but they have no …

TAG 004 - How Winning Leaders Deal With Success

October 16th, 2018

24:41

What is one of the biggest threats to leaders and entrepreneurs? The answer may surprise you.

It's success.

Yes, that's right. Many business schools …

TAG 003 - How Winning Leaders Deal With Disappointment

October 9th, 2018

19:36

Successful leaders aren't experts at success. They are experts at overcoming disappointment.

Yet, responding well in the face of adversity can be one …

TAG 002 - The Lifechanging Concept Of The Leadership Table

October 3rd, 2018

31:39

Leaders can be among the loneliest people on the planet.

Many have spouses, yet they don't often feel comfortable burdening them with their challenges, and many times their wives or husbands are a little exhausted about …

TAG 001 - The Keystone For Successful Leadership

September 15th, 2018

25:14

In this, the launch episode of the Two Are Gathered Leadership podcast, Michael K. Reynolds and Jim Johnson reveal the "keystone" to surviving and …

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