How Leaders Think with Kenny Lange

Kenny Lange

A show that helps you grow by sharing not just "WHAT" great leaders do but "HOW" they think so that you can make better decisions in your life and leadership. read less
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How Delise Simmons Thinks About Making Organizational Values Actually Mean Something
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How Delise Simmons Thinks About Making Organizational Values Actually Mean Something
On today's episode of "How Leaders Think," host Kenny Lange engages in an in-depth conversation with Delise Simmons, the culture maven behind the Culture Think Tank. They delve into the dynamics of leadership behaviors that cultivate trust, the pivotal role of employee satisfaction, and the profound effect of organizational anxiety on performance. Delise shares critical insights on the importance of aligning company values with actionable behaviors, the challenges in fostering a disciplined culture, and strategies for engaging remote employees. Leaning on experiences from her time with giants like Southwest Airlines and JetBlue Airways, Delise offers invaluable guidance for leaders striving to shape vibrant, values-driven work environments.Other places to find the “How Leaders Think” podcast:* Apple Podcasts:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-leaders-think-with-kenny-lange/id1434737807* Spotify:  https://open.spotify.com/show/2wKtzb6KaF1vNlG9TsZkzh* Google Podcasts:  https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy50cmFuc2lzdG9yLmZtL2tlZXAtcmlzaW5nLXdpdGgta2VubnktbGFuZ2U=* Amazon Music:  https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/b13c5d64-50db-4626-9685-c356116ec54b* YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/@Kennylange/podcasts* Website:  https://howleadersthink.kennylange.com/Delise's Resources:https://www.linkedin.com/in/delise-simmons/https://www.theculturethinktank.com/#LeadershipInsights #CultureBuilding #EmployeeEngagement #OrganizationalHealth #TrustInLeadership
How Mason Cosby Thinks About Using Core Values to Hire the Right People in an Agency
Mar 20 2024
How Mason Cosby Thinks About Using Core Values to Hire the Right People in an Agency
On today's episode of "How Leaders Think", host Kenny Lange engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Mason Cosby, founder of Scrappy ABM, addressing the intricacies of facing rapid organizational growth while remaining true to core values. They delve into the significance of hiring for fit and timing, the practice of crafting a clear and achievable ABM strategy even with limited resources, and Mason's unique approach to assembling a team aligned with his company's vision. With insights on simplifying tasks for impactful results and transparent communication, this interview serves as a guide for leaders looking to scale their operations effectively.Other places to find the “How Leaders Think” podcast:* Apple Podcasts:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-leaders-think-with-kenny-lange/id1434737807* Spotify:  https://open.spotify.com/show/2wKtzb6KaF1vNlG9TsZkzh* Google Podcasts:  https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy50cmFuc2lzdG9yLmZtL2tlZXAtcmlzaW5nLXdpdGgta2VubnktbGFuZ2U=* Amazon Music:  https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/b13c5d64-50db-4626-9685-c356116ec54b* YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/@Kennylange/podcasts* Website:  https://howleadersthink.kennylange.com/Mason Cosby Resources:Website: https://scrappyabm.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/masoncosby/#LeadershipInsights #HowLeadersThink #LeadershipDevelopment #SuccessMindset #InnovativeManagement
How Pete Caputa Thinks About Cultivating Partnership Programs for Scalable Revenue
Mar 6 2024
How Pete Caputa Thinks About Cultivating Partnership Programs for Scalable Revenue
On today's episode of "How Leaders Think", host Kenny Lange engages with Pete Caputa, CEO of Databox, in a deep dive into the untapped potential of partner programs. They dissect why companies often hesitate to invest in these collaborations, despite the significant benefits for growth and marketing. With insights from methodology powerhouses like StoryBrand and HubSpot, they highlight how choosing a core platform and market focus amplifies success. Pete shares practical tips for professional services firms, the advantages of collaborative growth, and the transformative power of partnerships in scaling businesses efficiently.Other places to find the “How Leaders Think” podcast: * Apple Podcasts:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-leaders-think-with-kenny-lange/id1434737807 * Spotify:  https://open.spotify.com/show/2wKtzb6KaF1vNlG9TsZkzh * Google Podcasts:  https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy50cmFuc2lzdG9yLmZtL2tlZXAtcmlzaW5nLXdpdGgta2VubnktbGFuZ2U= * Amazon Music:  https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/b13c5d64-50db-4626-9685-c356116ec54b * YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/@Kennylange/podcasts * Website:  https://howleadersthink.kennylange.com/ Pete Caputa's Resources:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pc4media/Website: https://databox.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/databox/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/databoxhq/?hl=enTwitter: https://twitter.com/databoxHQ#PartnerPrograms #BusinessMethodologies #CollaborativeGrowth #ScalingStrategies
How Kelly Clark thinks About Building a Legacy and Knowing the Why of Your Business
Feb 21 2024
How Kelly Clark thinks About Building a Legacy and Knowing the Why of Your Business
On today's episode of "How Leaders Think," host Kenny Lange welcomes Kelly Clark, the seasoned founder of Brick Street Coach, LLC. They dive into the crucial balance between professional success and personal well-being, emphasizing the art of creating margin to combat burnout. Kelly brings a wealth of knowledge on the significance of leading with 'why' in the nonprofit realm, encouraging deeper connections with donors and supporters. The duo also sheds light on the essential practice of taking intentional breaks and adopting efficient time management to preserve one's passion and effectiveness. For every leader striving to leave a lasting impression while staying true to their purpose, Kelly's insights offer a treasure trove of wisdom. Tune in to learn how to craft a fulfilling legacy that harmonizes ambition with life's other demands, based on the thoughtful perspectives shared in this enlightening episode.Other places to find the “How Leaders Think” podcast:* Apple Podcasts:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-leaders-think-with-kenny-lange/id1434737807* Spotify:  https://open.spotify.com/show/2wKtzb6KaF1vNlG9TsZkzh* Google Podcasts:  https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy50cmFuc2lzdG9yLmZtL2tlZXAtcmlzaW5nLXdpdGgta2VubnktbGFuZ2U=* Amazon Music:  https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/b13c5d64-50db-4626-9685-c356116ec54b* YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/@Kennylange/podcasts* Website:  https://howleadersthink.kennylange.com/Clayton Stenson's Resources:Website: https://brickstreetcoach.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelly-clark-8916ab4/Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/brickstreetcoach/ #HowLeadersThink #InspirationalLeadership #BusinessCoaching #WorkLifeBalance #NonProfitGrowth
How Clayton Stenson Thinks of The Relationship Between Visionaries and Their Second-in-Command
Feb 14 2024
How Clayton Stenson Thinks of The Relationship Between Visionaries and Their Second-in-Command
On today's episode of "How Leaders Think," host Kenny Lange engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Clayton Stenson. They dive deep into the dynamics of trust and the crucial role it plays in setting the tone for an organization's success, comparing it to the foundational impact of a healthy marriage on a family. With a spotlight on the value of humility and the profound effects of self-improvement, Clayton shares transformative coaching experiences, and conflict resolution insights. For leaders and their integrators seeking to foster a positive change and effectively navigate the challenges of their roles, this episode is a reservoir of wisdom and practical advice.For more inspiring and insightful content, don't forget to subscribe to the How Leaders Think Podcast.Other places to find the “How Leaders Think” podcast:* Apple Podcasts:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-leaders-think-with-kenny-lange/id1434737807* Spotify:  https://open.spotify.com/show/2wKtzb6KaF1vNlG9TsZkzh* Google Podcasts:  https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy50cmFuc2lzdG9yLmZtL2tlZXAtcmlzaW5nLXdpdGgta2VubnktbGFuZ2U=* Amazon Music:  https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/b13c5d64-50db-4626-9685-c356116ec54b* YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/@Kennylange/podcasts* Website:  https://howleadersthink.kennylange.com/Clayton Stenson's Resources:Website: http://theunityguide.comLinkedIn:   https://www.linkedin.com/in/theunityguide/ YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_h0fCzqFJFoMrBwSzG3X-Q #LeadershipInsights #InnovativeThinking #BusinessCoaching #SuccessMindset #TeamDynamics
How Sheila Rondeau Thinks About Aligning Brand Authenticity with Business Strategy
Feb 7 2024
How Sheila Rondeau Thinks About Aligning Brand Authenticity with Business Strategy
On today's episode of "How Leaders Think" Kenny Lange sits down with Sheila Rondeau, CEO of MOGXP, for a candid discussion on the power of authentic brand communication. In this enlightening episode, they explore lessons from top brands, strategies for weaving customer feedback into a company's growth, and the significance of staying true to core values. Sheila shares her insights on disrupting the market, maintaining a genuine brand voice amidst shifting trends, and the importance of resonating with your audience. Whether you represent a big-budget corporation or a burgeoning small business, this interview is packed with actionable advice to help define and refine your brand's message. Tune in to learn how authenticity in leadership can transform your organization's identity and success. For more inspiring and insightful content, don't forget to subscribe to the How Leaders Think Podcast.Other places to find the “How Leaders Think” podcast:* Apple Podcasts:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-leaders-think-with-kenny-lange/id1434737807* Spotify:  https://open.spotify.com/show/2wKtzb6KaF1vNlG9TsZkzh* Google Podcasts:  https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy50cmFuc2lzdG9yLmZtL2tlZXAtcmlzaW5nLXdpdGgta2VubnktbGFuZ2U=* Amazon Music:  https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/b13c5d64-50db-4626-9685-c356116ec54b* YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/@Kennylange/podcasts* Website:  https://howleadersthink.kennylange.com/Sheila Rondeau's Resources:Website: https://mogxp.com/LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sheilasteinmark/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sheila_mogxp/?hl=enTwitter username: https://twitter.com/sheila_mogxp?lang=enYouTube URL:  @MOGXP-Events  #HowLeadersThink #BrandAuthenticity #BusinessGrowth
How Brian Brandt Thinks About Mentorship, Setting Boundaries, and Their Impact on Success
Jan 31 2024
How Brian Brandt Thinks About Mentorship, Setting Boundaries, and Their Impact on Success
In this full interview, uncover the secrets behind effective leadership across both nonprofit and for-profit sectors, the power of discipline in shaping your future, and the profound impact of mentorship on personal and professional growth. Whether you're seeking the motivation to plan ahead or looking for inspiration to craft your 'to don't' list, Brian's real-world experiences, including his lessons from Hurricane Katrina, offer invaluable guidance. Tune in now to transform your vision into action and your plans into reality. Join us as we explore what it truly means to lead.For more inspiring and insightful content, don't forget to subscribe to the How Leaders Think Podcast.Other places to find the “How Leaders Think” podcast:* Apple Podcasts:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-leaders-think-with-kenny-lange/id1434737807* Spotify:  https://open.spotify.com/show/2wKtzb6KaF1vNlG9TsZkzh* Google Podcasts:  https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy50cmFuc2lzdG9yLmZtL2tlZXAtcmlzaW5nLXdpdGgta2VubnktbGFuZ2U=* Amazon Music:  https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/b13c5d64-50db-4626-9685-c356116ec54b* YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/@Kennylange/podcasts* Website:  https://howleadersthink.kennylange.com/Be sure to subscribe so that you don’t miss an episode!Guest Resources:Website: www.CoreInsightsLeadership.comLinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/briankbrandt/Facebook company page: https://www.facebook.com/CoreInsights #leadershipskills #businesscoach #Mentorship
How Evita Morin Thinks About Consistent Self-Reflection as a Powerful Tool for Resilient Leadership
Jan 24 2024
How Evita Morin Thinks About Consistent Self-Reflection as a Powerful Tool for Resilient Leadership
In this inspiring episode of "How Leaders Think," host Kenny Lange welcomes Evita Morin, CEO of Rise Recovery, to explore the intersection of vulnerability and strong leadership. They discuss the power of introspection, the courage to prioritize personal values over societal pressures, and the role of vulnerability in building resilience. Evita shares actionable insights on self-reflection and the importance of aligning internal truths with external actions. The conversation also touches on the transformative nature of peer support, the significance of joy and purpose, and the impactful services provided by Rise Recovery for those in need.For more inspiring and insightful content, don't forget to subscribe to the How Leaders Think Podcast.Other places to find the “How Leaders Think” podcast:* Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-leaders-think-with-kenny-lange/id1434737807* Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2wKtzb6KaF1vNlG9TsZkzh* Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy50cmFuc2lzdG9yLmZtL2tlZXAtcmlzaW5nLXdpdGgta2VubnktbGFuZ2U=* Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/b13c5d64-50db-4626-9685-c356116ec54b* YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@Kennylange/podcasts* Website: https://howleadersthink.kennylange.com/Be sure to subscribe so that you don’t miss an episode!Resources:Evita Morin LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/evitamorin/Website: https://www.riserecovery.org/#ResilienceInLeadership #VulnerabilityAsStrength #StrategicThinking #AuthenticLeadership
How Jason Kramer Thinks About Cultivating a Winning Marketing and Sales Partnership
Jan 17 2024
How Jason Kramer Thinks About Cultivating a Winning Marketing and Sales Partnership
In this compelling episode of "How Leaders Think," host Kenny Lange delves deep with guest Jason Kramer, the founder of Cultivize, into the intricacies of business strategy evaluation, the crucial role of CRM systems, and the art of nurturing leads. They tackle common challenges in adopting technology, the importance of collaboration between teams, and offer valuable insights into driving results through effective marketing. Plus, get a sneak peek into Jason's exclusive email delivery test offer. Tune in to learn from a leader who's forging paths in lead nurturing and technology utilization. For more inspiring and insightful content, don't forget to subscribe to the How Leaders Think Podcast.Other places to find the “How Leaders Think” podcast:* Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-leaders-think-with-kenny-lange/id1434737807* Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2wKtzb6KaF1vNlG9TsZkzh* Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy50cmFuc2lzdG9yLmZtL2tlZXAtcmlzaW5nLXdpdGgta2VubnktbGFuZ2U=* Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/b13c5d64-50db-4626-9685-c356116ec54b* YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@Kennylange/podcasts* Website: https://howleadersthink.kennylange.com/Be sure to subscribe so that you don’t miss an episode!Resources:Jason Kramer's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonleighkramer/Website: Cultivize.comYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/@sharpspring-consultingFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/cultivize/#HowLeadersThink #BusinessStrategy #LeadershipPodcast
How Jeff Schiefelbein Thinks About the Human Aspect of Business Leadership
Jan 3 2024
How Jeff Schiefelbein Thinks About the Human Aspect of Business Leadership
In this episode of "How Leaders Think," host Kenny Lange welcomes Jeff Schiefelbein, a culture expert, to discuss the intricacies of leadership and creating a thriving work culture. They delve into unlocking employee potential, the relationship between personal fulfillment and organizational success, and Jeff's journey from feeling unfulfilled to starting "Undivided Life." Highlighting the significance of compassion, valuing individuals, and stakeholder mentality, they explore how to foster environments that nurture growth. Jeff shares insights on communication, clarity, and the impact of leadership on both work and personal life, advocating for a stakeholder-centered approach and a shift from mediocrity to excellence.For more inspiring and insightful content, don't forget to subscribe to the How Leaders Think Podcast.Other places to find the “How Leaders Think” podcast:* Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-leaders-think-with-kenny-lange/id1434737807* Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2wKtzb6KaF1vNlG9TsZkzh* Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy50cmFuc2lzdG9yLmZtL2tlZXAtcmlzaW5nLXdpdGgta2VubnktbGFuZ2U=* Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/b13c5d64-50db-4626-9685-c356116ec54b* YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@Kennylange/podcasts* Website: https://howleadersthink.kennylange.com/Be sure to subscribe so that you don’t miss an episode!Resources:Jeff Schiefelbein LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/schiefelbein/Website: https://www.undivided.life/The Beattidudes Podcast:  @The_BeatiDudes Tribal Leadership: https://amzn.to/47l7ROuEverybody Matters: https://amzn.to/420Dvjj
How Adam Steck Thinks About the Blueprint of Strong Cultures
Dec 20 2023
How Adam Steck Thinks About the Blueprint of Strong Cultures
In this episode of "How Leaders Think," we dive deep into the mind of Chief Servant Officer Adam Steck from Southwest Steel Buildings. In this episode, Adam discusses merging Toyota lean concepts with transformative leadership development. Discover the impact of company culture, the essence of employee empowerment, and the significance of 'leading from the shop floor.' Learn why Southwest Steel values mindset over skill set and how they foster longevity and success amidst a challenging market. It's an insightful dialogue for anyone interested in pragmatic leadership. #LeadershipDevelopment #CompanyCulture #LeanManagement"For more inspiring and insightful content, don't forget to subscribe to the How Leaders Think Podcast.Other places to find the “How Leaders Think” podcast:* Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-leaders-think-with-kenny-lange/id1434737807* Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2wKtzb6KaF1vNlG9TsZkzh* Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy50cmFuc2lzdG9yLmZtL2tlZXAtcmlzaW5nLXdpdGgta2VubnktbGFuZ2U=* Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/b13c5d64-50db-4626-9685-c356116ec54b* YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@Kennylange/podcasts* Website: https://howleadersthink.kennylange.com/Be sure to subscribe so that you don’t miss an episode!Resources:Adam Steck LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamsteck/Website: https://www.southwest-metal.com/Timestamps:00:00 Paul Acres' book simplifies lean business concepts.04:57 Company's purpose is building people, spreading joy.09:23 Understanding company needs to improve leadership development.12:18 Pause, reflect, focus on purpose for growth.17:14 Business success hinges on humility and respect.18:08 Engage with frontline, lead lean, flatten organization.24:08 Consistency and stamina in leadership development challenges.25:32 Prioritizing commitment, but can lead to burnout.31:06 Culture values mindset over skill set, upskilling.35:02 Discover purpose, align with company, find focus.36:59 Visit buildsouthwest.com for company information. Connect via LinkedIn for updates.
How Danielle Fauteaux Thinks About Cultivating Creative Resilience in High-Demand Agencies
Dec 6 2023
How Danielle Fauteaux Thinks About Cultivating Creative Resilience in High-Demand Agencies
In this episode of "How Leaders Think," we dive deep into the world of agency culture and leadership with the insightful founder of Momentum Marketing, Danielle Fauteaux. We'll explore the fine balance between creativity and the grind of deliverables, the hidden dangers of creative burnout in a remote work setting.Danielle imparts her wisdom on building systems that sustain success without sacrificing the spark of innovation. We discuss the often-overlooked need for structured thinking time amid client demands. Hear her valuable tips on preventing burnout through small gestures of recognition and fostering resilience in your business.For more inspiring and insightful content, don't forget to subscribe to the How Leaders Think Podcast.Other places to find the “How Leaders Think” podcast:* Apple Podcasts:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-leaders-think-with-kenny-lange/id1434737807* Spotify:  https://open.spotify.com/show/2wKtzb6KaF1vNlG9TsZkzh* Google Podcasts:  https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy50cmFuc2lzdG9yLmZtL2tlZXAtcmlzaW5nLXdpdGgta2VubnktbGFuZ2U=* Amazon Music:  https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/b13c5d64-50db-4626-9685-c356116ec54b* YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/@Kennylange/podcasts* Website:  https://howleadersthink.kennylange.com/Be sure to subscribe so that you don’t miss an episode!Resources:Daniell Fauteaux LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielle-fauteaux
How Susan Fennema Thinks About Establishing Boundaries and Fostering Business Growth
Nov 22 2023
How Susan Fennema Thinks About Establishing Boundaries and Fostering Business Growth
In this episode of "How Leaders Think," we explore the importance of effective delegation, the art of handing off tasks, and the striking realization of how self-handling of tasks could be overpriced. Susan offers insights in techniques that have streamlined her business and championed her team to independently handle clients from inception to culmination.Other places to find the “How Leaders Think” podcast:* Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-leaders-think-with-kenny-lange/id1434737807* Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2wKtzb6KaF1vNlG9TsZkzh* Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy50cmFuc2lzdG9yLmZtL2tlZXAtcmlzaW5nLXdpdGgta2VubnktbGFuZ2U=* Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/b13c5d64-50db-4626-9685-c356116ec54b* YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@Kennylange/podcasts* Website: https://howleadersthink.kennylange.com/Be sure to subscribe so that you don’t miss an episode!Resources:Website: https://beyondthechaos.biz/Three Ways to Remove Chaos from Your Small Business:  https://beyondthechaos.biz/ebookLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susanfennema/00:22 Leadership podcast with guest Susan Fennema, CEO.05:40 Mature businesses and steps for success.09:18 Relationship and remote work are key factors.13:13 Building a successful business: sales, operations, relationships.16:01 Transitioning from individual contributor to manager leader in a growing company can lead to a disconnect from the work you enjoy. How can you make peace with delegating tasks and focus on being a business owner?18:22 Relationships, remote work, and business planning.22:26 Setting boundaries crucial, especially in remote work.24:33 Entrepreneurs seek freedom from traditional work.29:10 Creative problem-solving and seeking help from experts.31:09 Let go, focus on what only you can do in remote work.33:49 Analyze tasks, delegate, review value, determine pay.37:04 Visit Beyondthechaos Biz for a free ebook on removing chaos from your small business. Contact us for assistance with remote work.