Leadership Is Changing

Denis Gianoutsos.

Welcome to Leadership is Changing! Each week, we and our guests provide information and insights through exploring leading change. This is taking your leadership to another level by finding the balance between executive excellence and personal well-being through stories that inspire real change. It’s time to adapt in our fast-moving world when leadership is changing, with your host, Denis Gianoutsos. read less

403: Ask Denis: The Consequences of Avoidance - Understanding Why Leaders Sweep Problems Under the Carpet
2d ago
403: Ask Denis: The Consequences of Avoidance - Understanding Why Leaders Sweep Problems Under the Carpet
In this episode, Denis discusses the consequences of leaders avoiding difficult problems and conflicts. He will examine potential reasons for this approach, as well as the potential consequences. He will also provide tips on developing the necessary skills to effectively manage problems and conflicts. Tune in to learn about the importance of effective leadership and its benefits.  In this episode: Denis discusses that a leader's responsibility is to address problems and conflicts within the organization, but some leaders avoid dealing with these issuesThe reasons why leaders try to sweep things under the carpet include fear, lack of understanding, and lack of emotional intelligenceLeaders need to develop their skills and abilities in order to address problems effectively and bring their organizations to success Key Takeaways: Leadership is challenging, addressing problems is a key responsibilitySome leaders avoid dealing with problemsAvoidance can stem from fear, lack of skills or emotional intelligenceAvoiding problems can harm leader and organizationEffective leaders address problems and develop leadership skills Tweetable Quote: “One of the most important responsibilities of a leader is to really address the problems and conflicts within the organization.” - Denis Gianoutsos   Connect with Denis: Email: denis@leadingchangepartners.com Website: http://www.leadingchangepartners.com/  Leadership Is Changing Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LeadershipIsChanging/ Leadership is Changing LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadership-is-changing-podcast/
402: Leadership is Changing Mashup | (ft. Adam Lowy and Jodi Flynn)
4d ago
402: Leadership is Changing Mashup | (ft. Adam Lowy and Jodi Flynn)
Our guests for this mashup are Adam Lowy and Jodi Flynn. Tune in as they tell the stories of their incredible career journeys, how they landed in their industries, the challenges they faced and which leaders inspire them to achieve greatness.  In this episode:Adam shares how he grew up in the moving industry and gained a appreciation for the industry Adam talks about how he started a nonprofit organization called Move for Hunger, which helps with food waste and hunger Jodi shares how she transitioned from psychology to business Going through a culture change due to a banking crisis and acquisition by a larger company  Key Takeaways: The importance of humility and understanding every role within a company from working on a moving truck with his father The value of entrepreneurship and the importance of trying new ideas Career transitions can be a winding and challenging process, but may ultimately lead to a fulfilling career path Being open to change and being adaptable can be crucial for success in the face of unexpected events, such as company acquisitions or economic crises  Tweetable Quote: “I think it was super humbling cuz even though my dad was the boss of the company, like I was no better than anybody else that was out there. And I think that's really important to be able to, as you're growing a business, be able to do it all” - Adam Lowy “The only thing that held me back in my younger years from expressing it fully was I didn't realize I was a leader. I didn't believe in myself as a leader, but it's always been there. ”- Jodi Flynn Connect with Denis: Email: denis@leadingchangepartners.comWebsite: http://www.leadingchangepartners.com/Leadership Is Changing Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LeadershipIsChanging/Leadership is Changing LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadership-is-changing-podcast/
401: Katherine Wintsch - What Currency is Most Important To You?
6d ago
401: Katherine Wintsch - What Currency is Most Important To You?
Katherine Wintsch is the founder and CEO of The Mom Complex where she helps some of the largest companies in the world such as Walmart, Johnson & Johnson, Pinterest and Chobani develop better products and services for mothers. She is also author of the popular book Slay Like a Mother – which Parade magazine recently named one of the “top 10 life-changing self-help books of the year.” Katherine’s sought-after research on women and mothers has been featured by The Today Show, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Working Mother magazine. But don’t let all the accolades fool you. She’s also been through years of therapy, decades of self-doubt and more than her fair share of tequila. Thankfully, she tamed her “dragon of self-doubt” and now she’s helping other women do the same.   In this episode: Katherine shares about her background and how she found the MOM Complex Importance of leaders supporting and empowering their employees, particularly mothers returning from maternity leave  The need for leaders to prioritize the mental health and happiness of their employees and creating a culture where it is safe for people to ask for help Why leaders should hire a diverse team with different perspectives to benefit the company   Key Takeaways: Leaders should support and empower employees, prioritize mental health and create a diverse team with different perspectives Employers should provide support for employee's mental health and create a culture where it is safe for people to ask for help People should seek help if they are struggling and leaders should create an environment where people feel supported, respected and valued The importance of balancing success with compassion, and creating a balance within teams and companies   Tweetable Quote: “The days of working yourself to the grind and really sacrificing everything outside of work, sacrificing your health, I think those days are fading. And so, I think in five years leaders really caring about the full package, the full picture, treating people more like human beings and partners than just employees. And I think that's a great place to go.” - Katherine Wintsch   Connect with Sondra: Social Media: LinkedIn Websites:https://momcomplex.com/  Connect with Denis: Email: denis@leadingchangepartners.com Website: http://www.leadingchangepartners.com/  Leadership Is Changing Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LeadershipIsChanging/ Leadership is Changing LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadership-is-changing-podcast/
400: Ask Denis: Celebrate Being Consistent
Jan 20 2023
400: Ask Denis: Celebrate Being Consistent
In this episode, Denis celebrates the release of episode 400 and reflects on the journey of his voice, as well as the feedback he has received from listeners around the world. He shares insights and themes that have emerged from interviews with leaders over the past 400 episodes, including the importance of consistency, being real, and being transparent. He encourages listeners to develop their own voices and use them to be influential.   In this episode: Denis shares his personal journey how he had a tumor and voice loss and how the podcast is a way for them to have a voice of impact Listeners around the world share about how the podcast is impacting them and their organizations The importance of having a voice and using it to be influential, and stresses the importance of consistency, being real, and transparent in leadership.  Key Takeaways: Consistency is important in everything one does, including podcasting, and is key to success in the industry Being real and authentic, rather than hiding behind a mask, is important in leadership Transparency is important in building trust with others and being an effective leader Having a voice and using it to be influential is vital, even if one may be afraid their ideas or questions may be perceived as dumb  Tweetable Quote: “You need to be bold and have courage to have a voice and use that voice to be influential. Leadership is influential” - Denis Gianoutsos   Connect with Denis: Email: denis@leadingchangepartners.com Website: http://www.leadingchangepartners.com/  Leadership Is Changing Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LeadershipIsChanging/ Leadership is Changing LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadership-is-changing-podcast/
399: Leadership is Changing Mashup | (ft. Rebekah Harvey and Scott Wilson)
Jan 18 2023
399: Leadership is Changing Mashup | (ft. Rebekah Harvey and Scott Wilson)
Our guests for this mashup are Rebekah Harvey and Scott Wilson. Tune in as they tell the stories of their incredible career journeys, how they landed in their industries, the challenges they faced and which leaders inspire them to achieve greatness.  In this episode:Rebekah talks about how she grew up in sales and how she changed from product management to people managementThe importance of diversity, equity, and inclusionHear Scott’s background and how a book written about a basketball star effected his outlook on lifeThe importance of leaders having an impact on people and the example of how his boss changed his lifeKey Takeaways:The effects that good leaders can have on their teams and cultureThe importance of being able to navigate conflicts in a merger and acquisition environmentBeing in a leadership role allows one to develop and guide teams and shape company cultureOne's background and experiences can shape their perspective on business and leadershipTweetable Quote:“And I think the ways that leadership is changing are really being driven by what's happening in the world today.” - Rebekah Harvey“What we say and what we do does have impact on people and has impact on people for life”- Scott WilsonConnect with Denis:Email: denis@leadingchangepartners.comWebsite: http://www.leadingchangepartners.com/ Leadership Is Changing Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LeadershipIsChanging/Leadership is Changing LinkedIn Page:https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadership-is-changing-podcast/
398: Jerry Macnamara - Are You a Leader Worth Following?
Jan 16 2023
398: Jerry Macnamara - Are You a Leader Worth Following?
For twenty-five years, Jerry Macnamara's fearlessly positive approach to business led to massive success. He's led five companies in five different industries in B2B and B2C and in both products and services. His companies have been recognized as Franchise 500 (2x), Inc Fastest Growing (2x), Business Journal Fast 50 (3x), and Trend Magazine Best Places to Work. Individually, he has been selected as Business Journal's Ultimate CEO and Business Journal's 40 under 40. Jerry runs Proven Chaos - a company driven to help CEOs create compelling companies that outperform… and still make it home for dinner. Jerry's mission: positively impact 5MM people in 5 years through better business. Jerry is an award-winning CEO who advises high-growth leadership teams. Jerry is passionate about using leadership as a force for good. He is on a mission to positively impact 5MM people in the next 5 years through better business.  In this episode:Jerry shares about his background The principles of leadership are the same no matter what industry you're inThe importance of listening to the whole person and being interested in your people as a leader  Key Takeaways:Personal and professional lives cannot be separatedStrive to achieve success while also maintaining balance in their personal livesThe importance of taking action on information and not just gathering information Tweetable Quote: “I have found that the success I've been able to help create is because we are focused, disciplined, and ruthless about how we deploy our resources to create success.” - Jerry Macnamara   Connect with Sondra:Social Media: LinkedIn, Facebook, Facebook PageWebsites:  https://provenchaos.com/, https://bestplacestolead.com/  Connect with Denis:Email: denis@leadingchangepartners.comWebsite: http://www.leadingchangepartners.com/ Leadership Is Changing Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LeadershipIsChanging/Leadership is Changing LinkedIn Page:https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadership-is-changing-podcast/
396: Leadership is Changing Mashup | (ft. Tami Forman and Adrian Stevens)
Jan 11 2023
396: Leadership is Changing Mashup | (ft. Tami Forman and Adrian Stevens)
Our guests for this mashup are Tami Forman and Adrian Stevens. Tune in as they tell the stories of their incredible career journeys, how they landed in their industries, the challenges they faced and which leaders inspire them to achieve greatness.  In this episode:Tami shares why she left media to move into the tech software companyFind out what social constructs hold women backAdrian talks about how his identity was shaped through living in different areasThe secret formula for success as a leader  Key Takeaways:Advancing women's leadership and bringing all voices to the tableMitigating the challenges mothers face  in the workforce after returning from maternity leaveHelping the team by providing tools and support so they can succeed Diversity brings strength Tweetable Quote: “ I realized this is part of what holds women back and it's not the kids, it's the social things around mothers and the way we think about mothers in the workforce.”- Tami Forman “Don't wait,raise your hand, reach out, and at least express your interest or let people know that you have a desire to make a broader difference and to help”- Adrian Stevens  Connect with Denis:Email: denis@leadingchangepartners.comWebsite: http://www.leadingchangepartners.com/ Leadership Is Changing Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LeadershipIsChanging/Leadership is Changing LinkedIn Page:https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadership-is-changing-podcast/
395: Sondra Sutton Phung - How are You Projecting as a Leader?
Jan 9 2023
395: Sondra Sutton Phung - How are You Projecting as a Leader?
Sondra Sutton Phung led a team that delivered over $1B of profit for Ford Motor Company’s iconic SUV portfolio. Recently named Marketing General Manager for Electric Vehicles, she leveraged her STEM & HBCU education to create her transformational, data-driven marketing approach. Her perspective impacts millions in the Automotive Tech Industry. Sutton Phung is reducing the learning curve and sharing how leaders can accelerate their results through her recent features in  Forbes, Fortune, Authority Magazine and other globally recognized leadership publications and podcasts. In this episode:Sondra shares about his background The Benefits of Having Mentors and Advocates in the WorkplaceHow Leaders Can Adapt to Changing Employee ExpectationsKey Takeaways:Importance of having a mentor or advocate to help reach goals Benefits of having an all rounder experience rather than just one area Networking is key for effective leadershipLeaders must be open, engaging, strong, and empathetic  Tweetable Quote:“It's important to share your point of view, even if it's not one that's taken, because it does open up the dialogue for additional thoughts and ideas.” - Sondra Sutton Phung  Connect with Sondra:Social Media: LinkedIn  Connect with Denis:Email: denis@leadingchangepartners.comWebsite: http://www.leadingchangepartners.com/ Leadership Is Changing Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LeadershipIsChanging/Leadership is Changing LinkedIn Page:https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadership-is-changing-podcast/
392: Steven L. Blue - Today's Leadership Techniques Won't Work Tomorrow
Jan 2 2023
392: Steven L. Blue - Today's Leadership Techniques Won't Work Tomorrow
Steven Blue is President & CEO of Miller Ingenuity, an international manufacturer of high technology products that save lives and preserve the environment. Steven has published five books that teach senior leaders and CEOs how to increase profit, take market share, and destroy competition. His third book was co-authored by Jack Canfield and was an immediate best-seller. His most recent book, Metamorphosis: From Rust-Belt to High-Technology in a 21st Century World, details exactly how any low technology company can enter the world of high technology and high-profit products. He created and authored the League of Extraordinary CEO series, a monthly CEO advice column in the American City Business Journals. He is a highly-acclaimed keynote speaker. He has addressed audiences at Harvard Business School, The United Nations, Carnegie Hall, The Safe America Foundation, Industry Week, The World Safe Summit, CEO Clubs International and Medtronic Corporation. His leadership insights have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, Fox Business Channel, CNN, CNBC, Forbes, Fortune, CEO World, Business Week and Success Magazines.   In this episode:Steve shares about his background Leadership techniques that work today won't work tomorrowThe secret to successful leadershipHow leaders can avoid becoming irrelevant and be left behind Key Takeaways:Good leadership training programs can help shape leadership principles Gen Zs/Millennials should not be forced to conform to an older model of how an employee should beLeaders should have touchpoints with people and stay ahead of the curve to remain relevant Tweetable Quote: “Every single human being on this planet wants to be respected. And if you ignore that, you're ignoring that at your peril.” - Steven Blue   Connect with Eric:Website: https://www.stevenlblue.com,  https://www.milleringenuity.com Social Media:Facebook,LinkedIn, Twitter  Connect with Denis:Email: denis@leadingchangepartners.comWebsite: http://www.leadingchangepartners.com/ Leadership Is Changing Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LeadershipIsChanging/Leadership is Changing LinkedIn Page:https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadership-is-changing-podcast/
390: Leadership is Changing Mashup | (ft. Mayur Bharath and Don Robertson)
Dec 28 2022
390: Leadership is Changing Mashup | (ft. Mayur Bharath and Don Robertson)
Our guests for this mashup are  Mayur Bharath and Don Robertson. Tune in as they tell the stories of their incredible career journeys, how they landed in their industries, the challenges they faced and which leaders inspire them to achieve greatness.  In this episode:Mayur shares what he’s learned from working in a variety of different countries and culturesLearning from the life of Gandhi when facing challenges Find out how Don’s background in financials gave him a foundational understanding of businessHow to adapt to situations and having the ability to react quicker to challenges   Key Takeaways:The first step to managing through change is accepting that change is happeningEven when you’re not the team manager, be willing to take responsibility for your mistakesDraw from tangible experiences to learn how to adapt to challenges  Tweetable Quote:“The more we have tangible experience to Draw from, the quicker our ability to ramp, the quicker our ability to react, the quicker we’re able to use the more advanced part of our brain as opposed to the rudimentary part”- Don Robertson  Connect with Denis:Email: denis@leadingchangepartners.comWebsite: http://www.leadingchangepartners.com/ Leadership Is Changing Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LeadershipIsChanging/Leadership is Changing LinkedIn Page:https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadership-is-changing-podcast/
389: Eric King - A Leader That Can Hold Space
Dec 26 2022
389: Eric King - A Leader That Can Hold Space
Eric King is the Founder, Entrepreneur and Personal Trainer with an organization called Ultimate Fitness and Stability Guru Eric’s mission is to help conscious ambitious leaders prime and amplify their energy by helping them experience the power of physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual stability. He works with multiple leaders in the corporate space, successful business owners and professional kiwi rugby players over in Japan. One of his biggest achievements so far has been being able to help multiple working professionals in their 50s feel better with more energy than they felt in their 30s, 20s through understanding body, mind and spirit connection.  In this episode:Eric shares about his background and his business Ultimate Fitness and Stability GuruEgo Death, Desk Jockeys, and the Power of Physical, Mental, and Spiritual StabilityExploring How to Hold Space and Show Compassion Key Takeaways:Surrendering Control and Expectations for a Healthier LifeExercising and health should be a priorityLeaders need to be ready to adapt and seek for improvementLeadership in the future should be based on love and compassion Tweetable Quote: “So for me personally, the ego death experience was me surrendering control,my expectations and the outcome and understanding that my body right now is in pain” - Eric King “The key of life is you don't want to go too much to the left. You don't want to go too much to the right. It's about finding that sweet spot, finding that balance and everybody's balance is different.” - Eric King Connect with Eric:Social Media:Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn  Connect with Denis:Email: denis@leadingchangepartners.comWebsite: http://www.leadingchangepartners.com/ Leadership Is Changing Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LeadershipIsChanging/Leadership is Changing LinkedIn Page:https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadership-is-changing-podcast/