I like talking to interesting people who are living INPowered lives. They also demonstrate a Spirit of Leading that is service oriented, self-less, and sincere. They come from all walks of life and all generations. They are the doers who simply look for ways to improve their surroundings and impact the lives of all they touch as a result.
The Spirit of Leading podcast will help you find ways to get the most out of your current circumstances by becoming more INPowered to LEAD in every aspect of your life: at home, at work, and in your community.
Patrick Conlon claims that each generation brings a new normal, and his is a genre-busting approach to composing that draws from his love of all styles of music to influence his contemporary compositions. He is the assistant director of the Academy of Contemporary...read more
Glen D. Johnson, the Oklahoma Chancellor for Higher Education, understands public service, and calls Millennials to consider it as a life's work. In this episode of The Spirit of Leading I talk to Chancellor Johnson about his career in public service. His career...read more
Jennifer Anderson with Bob Funk Sr., founder of Express Employment Professionals Jennifer Anderson, Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Express Employment Professionals, is proud of the company's record setting year in 2015 when it placed over...read more
Robyn Elliot with Gov. Bill Anoatubby of the Chickasaw Nation Robyn Elliott speaks on behalf of the Chickasaw Nation as the Secretary of Communications & Community Development. She was recognized from 2007-2009 by the Journal Record in Oklahoma City as one of 50...read more
Robin Smith, CEO of WeGoLook.com chanced upon an idea that she is using to tap into the "gig economy" and build an international business. On this episode of The Spirit of Leading, she explains how it all came about and how and why she believes you don't have to...read more
Tom McDaniel chairs the citizens advisory board for the Oklahoma City MAPs-3 initiative (Metropolitan Area Projects). The MAPs project has revitalized an urban center from the verge of blight in the 1980s to a teeming destination location with sports...read more
Risha Grant is a voice for inclusion. She speaks out through her inclusion workshops and consulting, and through DiversityConneX, her employment matching company. In this episode of The Spirit of Leading, Risha discusses her live experience of growing up filling...read more
Before listening, get your Listening Guide. Click the listening guide logo below. Ken Parker, CEO of NextThought, will tell you the mission of his company is to, "Change the world. Have fun. Make money." On this episode of The Spirit of Leading I talk...read more
Nothing breeds success like success, and the transformational impact of multiple success stories can have a major impact on the psyche of an organization, a city, and a state. That's part of the impact that Mike Knopp's crazy idea of making a dry North...read more
When Stephanie Cameron moved to Tulsa in 2008 to work at a non-profit, she did not expect to become the highly visible leader of a foundation seeking to improve the science, technology, engineering, and math education in Oklahoma. Stephanie was hired as...read more
Will Richey says, "the power of our stories leave a great impact on one another." I agree. His storytelling takes the form of poetry through which his spirit of leading shows. In this episode of The Spirit of Leading, Will talks with me about his work...read more
I've experienced the good, the bad, and the ugly of job situations. The overwhelming majority have been of the good variety. I've been very fortunate to get the boss's attention and have excellent working relationships with all but one of my bosses....read more
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