Leadership, Listening, and Coffee

Cup of CoffeeLearning about leadership can be as easy as plugging in your earphones and sipping your coffee. Listen and learn some new perspectives on leadership, training, authenticity, and attracting talent.

I’m fortunate to run with an awesome crowd of interesting, entertaining leaders. Every once in a while I’m afforded the opportunity to speak live with them and record our discussions for public consumption.

The Leadership Podcast

I’ve had two great opportunities like that in the last few weeks. The first was a discussion with Jan Rutherford and Jim Vaselopulos of The Leadership Podcast. We discussed the Leadership Maxims approach, recruiting and retaining great talent, and what authenticity really means. Grab your coffee and give it a listen. I thoroughly enjoyed speaking with these guys and we touched on some really powerful leadership topics.

I hope you enjoyed our conversation. Now go grab another cup of coffee (or in my case, green tea since my cardiologist said I had to cut out caffeine… he’s a meanie but I’m still alive…). One more podcast to go.

Coffee in the Clouds

The next conversation I had was with Tom Capone, CEO of the New York Distance Learning Association. Tom and I discussed what makes for great training, the biggest mistakes organizations make when it comes to training and development, and why we enjoy teaching the courses we teach.

Listen to our conversation by CLICKING HERE.

So there you go – a couple of great conversations with some really interesting leaders. I hope you enjoyed the perspectives! Please share them if you did and subscribe to their podcasts. They’re turning out some great stuff!

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Mike Figliuolo at thoughtLEADERS, LLC

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One Response to “Leadership, Listening, and Coffee”

  1. Mike – thank you as always for sharing your gifts – i.e., your ability to see and hear things others don’t, yet distill the lessons in a way that is making people better leaders!

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