The Way of The Wolf

Sean Barnes

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178: Success Formula w/ Shawn Lynch
2d ago
178: Success Formula w/ Shawn Lynch
Podcast Show Notes – Episode 178 | 05.28.2024 Episode Title: Building Empires w/ Shawn Lynch   Episode summary introduction: In this episode, Sean Barnes interviews entrepreneur Shawn Lynch about his journey into entrepreneurship, his adoption of wet sand technology, and the impact of the pandemic on the oil and gas industry. They discuss Shawn's ventures into residential real estate and his experience teaching investment strategies. The conversation also delves into the importance of leadership training, the role of social media in business growth, and the value of expert partnerships. They explore the challenges of success, the benefits of biohacking, and the transition from CEO to advisor roles. Key Moments 0:00 - Introduction and Shawn Lynch's journey into entrepreneurship 2:16 - Adoption of wet sand by major companies in the industry 10:24 - Dealing with the pandemic's impact on the oil and gas industry 14:04 - Starting in residential real estate and scaling the business 20:36 - Teaching real estate investment to others 23:34 - The need for leadership and management training in the company 30:03 - The power of social media in business growth 35:04 - The value of partnering with experts in the field 46:35 - Starting out: Sean Lynch's early business ventures 1:02:56 - The loneliness of success and the need for continuous growth 1:08:43 - The positive impact of biohacking and personalized health solutions 1:15:45 - Transitioning from CEO to board member or advisor 1:18:46 - Looking forward to more insightful interviews   Guest: Shawn Lynch LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shawn-lynch-416548261/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/officialshawnlynch/?locale=de&hl=am-et You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/@officialsuccessformula_   Host: Sean Barnes Website: https://www.wsssolutions.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/seanbarnes/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/wsssolutions/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/thewayofthewolf/ YouTube: youtube.thewayofthewolf.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_seanbarnes Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_seanbarnes https://www.instagram.com/the_wayofthewolf TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@the_seanbarnes Email: Sean@thewayofthewolf.com Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Way-of-the-Wolf-Podcast/B08JJNXJ6C Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2BTGdO25Vop3GTpGCY8Y8E?si=ea91c1ef6dd14f15
177: The Grind
May 21 2024
177: The Grind
Podcast Show Notes – Episode 177 | 05.21.2024 Episode Title: The Grind   Episode summary introduction: In this episode, Sean Barnes shares his journey in the tech industry, his experiences at Forum Oilfield Technologies, GMAC relocation services, and Nine Energy Service. He discusses the importance of team building, leadership, accountability, and continuous self-development. He also touches on his personal growth journey, including starting a podcast and investing in a coach.   Key Moments 0:00        Introduction and feedback discussion 2:19        Sean's journey in the tech industry and early career challenges 7:59        Transition to Forum Oilfield Technologies and experience at GMA relocation services 15:06     Building a strong team and shift in company leadership at Nine Energy Service 19:36     The importance of building people in business and introduction to WSS Solutions 20:20     Personal journey of starting a podcast and overcoming introversion 21:45     Leadership insights: Holding your team accountable and the value of hard work 23:21     The transformative power of work and benefits of investing in a coach 26:06     The importance of continuous self-development and setting goals 27:50     Closing thoughts: Building the life you want through intentional work and positive influence   Host: Sean Barnes Website: https://www.wsssolutions.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/seanbarnes/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/wsssolutions/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/thewayofthewolf/ YouTube: youtube.thewayofthewolf.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_seanbarnes Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_seanbarnes https://www.instagram.com/the_wayofthewolf TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@the_seanbarnes Email: Sean@thewayofthewolf.com
176: Secrets to Career Progression w/ Kristin Juergens
May 14 2024
176: Secrets to Career Progression w/ Kristin Juergens
Podcast Show Notes – Episode 176 | 05.14.2024 Episode Title:  Career Progression w/ Kristin Juergens   Episode summary introduction: In this episode, guest Kristin Juergens delves into the competitive dynamics in HR and leadership. She shares her insights on the importance of curiosity, determination, and an abundance mindset in career progression. Topics such as overcoming fear, seeking mentorship, making career transitions, and the value of impactful advice are discussed. Kristinalso talks about dealing with imposter syndrome, shaping organizational culture, and her future plans.   Key Moments 0:00 - Introduction to guest Kristin Juergens 5:28 - Competitive dynamics in HR and leadership 9:58 - The role of curiosity, determination, and abundance mindset in career progression 15:25 - Overcoming fear, seeking help, and the importance of mentorship 20:14 - Making career transitions and the impact of impactful advice 27:21 - Career progression, affirmation, and maintaining positivity in adversity 30:51 - Building confidence, authenticity, and handling imposter syndrome in leadership 35:21 - Strategic thought in leadership and risk aversion in decision making 40:16 - Shaping organizational culture through positivity and empathy 46:37 - Kristin Juergens' future plans, staying authentic, and contact details   Guest: Kristin Juergens LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristin-juergens-8304a0105/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/excelerate-energy/   Host: Sean Barnes Website: https://www.wsssolutions.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/seanbarnes/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/wsssolutions/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/thewayofthewolf/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@TheWayoftheWolf Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_seanbarnes Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_seanbarnes https://www.instagram.com/the_wayofthewolf TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@the_seanbarnes Email: Sean@thewayofthewolf.com Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Way-of-the-Wolf-Podcast/B08JJNXJ6C Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2BTGdO25Vop3GTpGCY8Y8E?si=ea91c1ef6dd14f15
174: Continuous Improvement w/ Julie Thyne
Apr 30 2024
174: Continuous Improvement w/ Julie Thyne
Podcast Show Notes – Episode 174 | 04.30.2024 Episode Title:  Continuous Improvement w/ Julie Thyne   Episode summary introduction: In this episode, Sean Barnes is joined by Julie Thyne, Global Improvement Director for Dow. They discuss the complexities of mergers and acquisitions, the significance of communication and operational excellence, and the concept of continuous improvement. They also explore the role of behavioral assessments, talent recruitment, and the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Finally, they delve into the impact of employee resource groups and early collaboration for mutual growth.   Key Moments 00:00 - Introduction and guest Julie Thyne, Global Improvement Director for Dow 08:17 - Discussion on the challenges of mergers and acquisitions 15:04 - Effective communication strategies and the importance of operational excellence in change management 23:02 - The value of the right people in the right roles and the concept of continuous improvement 29:01 - Building a strong team and the use of behavioral assessments in the workplace 31:12 - The importance of employee experience in talent recruitment and retention 35:26 - Embracing diversity and inclusion within teams and organizations 44:15 - Growth and impact of employee resource groups in promoting diversity 46:25 - The business case for diversity, equity, and inclusion 50:18 - The importance of early collaboration, building relationships, and mutual growth 54:37 - Conclusion and how to connect with Julie Thyne   Guest: Julie Thyne LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/julie-thyne-26480877/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/dow-chemical/   Host: Sean Barnes Website: https://www.wsssolutions.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/seanbarnes/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/wsssolutions/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/thewayofthewolf/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@TheWayoftheWolf Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_seanbarnes Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_seanbarnes https://www.instagram.com/the_wayofthewolf TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@the_seanbarnes Email: Sean@thewayofthewolf.com Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Way-of-the-Wolf-Podcast/B08JJNXJ6C Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2BTGdO25Vop3GTpGCY8Y8E?si=ea91c1ef6dd14f15
173: Elevate Your Leadership Game
Apr 23 2024
173: Elevate Your Leadership Game
Podcast Show Notes – Episode 173 | 03.12.2024 Episode Title: Leadership Questions and Answers   Episode summary introduction: In this episode, Sean Barnes explores leadership challenges such as dealing with difficult leaders, mitigating risks, and handling frustration. He also delves into the importance of trust-building, delegation, and embracing team improvement. The episode concludes with insights on brand preservation and the struggle of letting go.   Key Moments 00:00 - Introduction and welcome 01:30 - Dealing with Difficult Leaders and Ignored Advice 04:37 - Building Trust and Mitigating Risks in Leadership 07:27 - Brand Preservation and Handling Frustration 08:31 - Leadership Exhaustion and the Importance of Delegation 11:29 - Embracing Team Improvement and the Challenge of Letting Go 13:20 - Wrap up and conclusion   Host: Sean Barnes Website: https://www.wsssolutions.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/seanbarnes/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/wsssolutions/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/thewayofthewolf/ YouTube: youtube.thewayofthewolf.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_seanbarnes Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_seanbarnes https://www.instagram.com/the_wayofthewolf TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@the_seanbarnes Email: Sean@thewayofthewolf.com Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Way-of-the-Wolf-Podcast/B08JJNXJ6C Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2BTGdO25Vop3GTpGCY8Y8E?si=ea91c1ef6dd14f15
172: Saving Lives with Fortress w/ Karen Vilas
Apr 16 2024
172: Saving Lives with Fortress w/ Karen Vilas
Podcast Show Notes – Episode 172 | 04.16.2024 Episode Title:  Saving Lives with Fortress w/ Karen Vilas   Episode summary introduction: In this episode, Sean Barnes chats with Karen Vilas about transitioning from consultancy to a product-based company, the importance of diversity in teams, and the value of MBAs. They discuss the science behind gas explosions, updates to building protection practices, and talent acquisition strategies. The conversation concludes with insights on effective leadership development, executive coaching, and the significance of a strong team.   Key Moments 0:00 Introduction and discussion about Fortress, its mission, and operations 4:06 Transitioning from a consultancy to a product-based company and challenges faced 8:21 The importance of diversity in teams and women in leadership 14:24 Value of MBAs and the importance of choosing the right program 26:50 The science behind gas explosions and Baker Risk's work with catastrophic events 41:46 Updates to API recommended practices for building protection and talent acquisition at Baker Risk 44:38 The importance of a strong culture in an organization and talent retention 49:23 Sean Barnes shares his leadership journey and the importance of vulnerability 57:05 Selecting effective executive coaching and the role of leadership development in organizations 1:07:07 Training for leadership positions and the significance of a strong team 1:14:29 Closing remarks and encouragement to follow guest's pages and website   Guest: Karen Vilas LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karen-vilas/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/fortress-protective-buildings/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/bakerrisk/   Host: Sean Barnes Website: https://www.wsssolutions.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/seanbarnes/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/wsssolutions/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/thewayofthewolf/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@TheWayoftheWolf Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_seanbarnes Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_seanbarnes https://www.instagram.com/the_wayofthewolf TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@the_seanbarnes Email: Sean@thewayofthewolf.com Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Way-of-the-Wolf-Podcast/B08JJNXJ6C Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2BTGdO25Vop3GTpGCY8Y8E?si=ea91c1ef6dd14f15
171: Target Your Customers
Apr 9 2024
171: Target Your Customers
Podcast Show Notes – Episode 171 | 04.09.2024 Episode Title: How to Target Your Customers   Episode summary introduction: In this episode, Sean Barnes discusses his journey from IT to HR, sharing insights on confidence building and leadership development. He delves into his experiences with digital marketing, particularly Instagram and LinkedIn, and the importance of resource utilization for skill development. Sean also explores personal growth, branding challenges, and the vital role of hard work.   Key Moments 0:00 - Introduction and community appreciation 1:16 - Sean's transition from IT to HR 2:21 - Confidence building in a new field 3:19 - Leadership development and company culture 4:09 - Overcoming digital marketing discomfort 6:12 - Instagram vs LinkedIn: Sean's experience 7:40 - Utilizing resources for skill development 8:56 - Potential regrets of not pushing boundaries 9:45 - Personal growth and branding: challenges and rewards 10:17 - Closing remarks: The importance of hard work   Host: Sean Barnes Website: https://www.wsssolutions.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/seanbarnes/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/wsssolutions/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/thewayofthewolf/ YouTube: youtube.thewayofthewolf.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_seanbarnes Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_seanbarnes https://www.instagram.com/the_wayofthewolf TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@the_seanbarnes Email: Sean@thewayofthewolf.com Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Way-of-the-Wolf-Podcast/B08JJNXJ6C Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2BTGdO25Vop3GTpGCY8Y8E?si=ea91c1ef6dd14f15
170: Building Brands Through Media w/ LaDavid Taylor
Apr 2 2024
170: Building Brands Through Media w/ LaDavid Taylor
Podcast Show Notes – Episode 170 | 04.02.2024 Episode Title: Building Greatness Through Media w/ LaDavid Taylor   Episode summary introduction: In this episode, Sean Barnes and guest LaDavid Taylor delve into entrepreneurship in creative spaces. They discuss the importance of patience, mentorship, and investing in quality equipment. They tackle challenges in personal growth, setting boundaries in business, and diversifying your craft. The episode concludes with a discussion on accountability, goal setting, and future plans for LaDavid's business.   Key Moments 0:00 - Introduction to guest LaDavid Taylor and progression of the podcast 2:47 - Discussion on entrepreneurship and LaDavid Taylor's journey in photography 9:22 - Importance of patience, understanding business in creative space and seeking mentorship 14:11 - Upgrading and unboxing of new podcast recording equipment 20:30 -Impact of investing in quality equipment and sharing your passion 25:38 - Dealing with pricing, discounts, and boundaries in business relationships 29:07 - Challenges of personal growth and staying focused on your own journey 32:29 - Learning and diversifying your craft in videography and photography 38:11 - Importance of professional photography for personal branding in the digital age 41:01 - Vulnerability in leadership, entrepreneurship, and future plans for LaDavid Taylor's business 44:11 - Discussion on accountability, setting goals, and life lessons learned through entrepreneurship 46:36 - Conclusion and contact information for LaDavid Taylor   Guest: LaDavid Taylor Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jtvisuals_m/ JT Visuals Media: https://www.jtvisualsmedia.com/     Host: Sean Barnes Website: https://www.wsssolutions.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/seanbarnes/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/wsssolutions/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/thewayofthewolf/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@TheWayoftheWolf Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_seanbarnes Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_seanbarnes https://www.instagram.com/the_wayofthewolf TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@the_seanbarnes Email: Sean@thewayofthewolf.com Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Way-of-the-Wolf-Podcast/B08JJNXJ6C Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2BTGdO25Vop3GTpGCY8Y8E?si=ea91c1ef6dd14f15
169: Speed is King
Mar 26 2024
169: Speed is King
Podcast Show Notes – Episode 169 | 03.26.2024 Episode Title: Speed is King in Business   Episode summary introduction: In this episode, Sean Barnes delves into the topic of Speed vs Patience in Business. He discusses the role of communication speed, the value of patience in business development, and the risks of rapidly changing focus. The conversation also covers the significance of consistency and diligence in achieving success, balancing speed and accuracy in service delivery, and the downsides of prioritizing speed over accuracy. The episode concludes with insights on finding balance in speed, patience, and accuracy, and the role of patience in personal growth.   Key Moments 00:00 - Introduction to the topic: Speed vs Patience in Business 01:15 - Impact and importance of communication speed 04:17 - Patience in business development 05:35 - Dangers of rapidly shifting focus 06:56 - Consistency, diligence, and success 07:47 - Balancing speed and accuracy in service delivery 09:05 - Negative consequences of prioritizing speed over accuracy 10:23 - Finding balance: Speed, patience, and accuracy 11:07 - Patience in personal growth and transformation   Host: Sean Barnes Website: https://www.wsssolutions.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/seanbarnes/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/wsssolutions/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/thewayofthewolf/ YouTube: youtube.thewayofthewolf.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_seanbarnes Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_seanbarnes https://www.instagram.com/the_wayofthewolf TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@the_seanbarnes Email: Sean@thewayofthewolf.com Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Way-of-the-Wolf-Podcast/B08JJNXJ6C Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2BTGdO25Vop3GTpGCY8Y8E?si=ea91c1ef6dd14f15
168: Navigating Leadership and Technology w/ Tim Howard
Mar 19 2024
168: Navigating Leadership and Technology w/ Tim Howard
Podcast Show Notes – Episode 168 | 03.19.2024 Episode Title: Navigating Leadership and Technology with Tim Howard   Episode summary introduction: In this episode, Sean Barnes interviews Tim Howard, the founder of Fortify Experts. They discuss the evolving role of technology in business, the importance of trust, coachability, and emotional intelligence in leadership. They delve into the transition from being an individual contributor to a leader, the Birkman Method, strategies for transitioning technologists into leadership roles, and the value of learning from failure.   Key Moments 00:00 - Introduction of guest Tim Howard, founder of Fortify Experts 06:28 - The evolving role of technology in business and leadership 15:18 - The art of building trust and relationships in organizations 33:58 - The importance of being coachable and the value of emotional intelligence in leadership 40:12 - Building executive presence and transitioning from individual contributor to leader 44:56 - Understanding people as datasets: The Birkman Method 49:59 - Strategies for transitioning technologists into leadership roles 57:11 - The importance of learning from failure and coaching strategies for technology professionals 1:03:20 - The role of mentorship in leadership and lessons from teen recovery 1:07:36 - Closing remarks and setting up the next meet   Guest: Tim Howard LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timhoward/ Fortify Experts: https://fortifyexperts.com/     Host: Sean Barnes Website: https://www.wsssolutions.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/seanbarnes/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/wsssolutions/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/thewayofthewolf/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@TheWayoftheWolf Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_seanbarnes Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_seanbarnes https://www.instagram.com/the_wayofthewolf TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@the_seanbarnes Email: Sean@thewayofthewolf.com Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Way-of-the-Wolf-Podcast/B08JJNXJ6C Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2BTGdO25Vop3GTpGCY8Y8E?si=ea91c1ef6dd14f15
167: Overcoming Adversity and Achieving Success
Mar 12 2024
167: Overcoming Adversity and Achieving Success
Podcast Show Notes – Episode 167 | 03.12.2024 Episode Title: Dealing with Life’s Setbacks   Episode summary introduction: In this episode, Sean Barnes explores the theme of dealing with life's setbacks. He discusses the impact and recovery from physical injuries, balancing career transition and personal recovery. The conversation delves into building resilience, understanding the role of support networks, and maintaining a positive mindset.   Key Moments 00:00 - Introduction and topic discussion - dealing with life's setbacks 01:26 - Impact and recovery from physical injuries in life and work 03:20 - Balancing career transition and personal recovery 04:38 - Building resilience and overcoming frustrations 06:13 - Understanding the importance of resilience and support network 08:10 - Surrounding oneself with positivity and avoiding negativity 09:33 - Importance of seeking help and maintaining a positive mindset 10:53 - Conclusion and closing remarks   Host: Sean Barnes Website: https://www.wsssolutions.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/seanbarnes/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/wsssolutions/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/thewayofthewolf/ YouTube: youtube.thewayofthewolf.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_seanbarnes Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_seanbarnes https://www.instagram.com/the_wayofthewolf TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@the_seanbarnes Email: Sean@thewayofthewolf.com Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Way-of-the-Wolf-Podcast/B08JJNXJ6C Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2BTGdO25Vop3GTpGCY8Y8E?si=ea91c1ef6dd14f15
166: Transform Your Business with Technology w/ Shane Mishler
Mar 5 2024
166: Transform Your Business with Technology w/ Shane Mishler
Podcast Show Notes – Episode 166 | 03.05.2024 Episode Title: Technology in Business with Shane Mishler   Episode summary introduction: In this episode, Sean Barnes talks with Shane Mishler of SD Tech about hiring talent, transitioning leadership roles, and managing multiple companies. They delve into the importance of technology investments, share experiences of communication struggles, and discuss differentiating strategies in the tech industry. They also address the shift from being tech-centric to people-centric.   Key Moments 00:00 - Introduction to guest Shane Missler and SD Tech 06:04 - The importance of hiring the right talent and the hiring process at SD Tech 11:02 - Transition from leading a large team to a small startup and Sean's role in the oil and gas industry 16:06 - Managing multiple companies as a managed service provider and client selection 20:44 - Maintaining technology standards and change management process in SD Tech 24:05 - The struggle of convincing business owners about the importance of technology investments 28:51 - Sean's experience with a controller failure and its impact on the corporation 32:13 - Communication struggles with clients and a case study on small practice falling victim to crypto lock 37:47 - Differentiating SD Tech from other MSPs and its organic growth strategy 43:10 - The shift from being a typical IT guy to becoming a people person and the role of technology in businesses 45:28 - Contacting Shane and SD Tech 46:01 - Show Close and Thank You   Guest: Shane Mishler LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shane-mishler-23678327/ SD Tech: https://www.sd-tech.net/     Host: Sean Barnes Website: https://www.wsssolutions.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/seanbarnes/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/wsssolutions/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/thewayofthewolf/ YouTube: youtube.thewayofthewolf.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_seanbarnes Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_seanbarnes https://www.instagram.com/the_wayofthewolf TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@the_seanbarnes Email: Sean@thewayofthewolf.com Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Way-of-the-Wolf-Podcast/B08JJNXJ6C Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2BTGdO25Vop3GTpGCY8Y8E?si=ea91c1ef6dd14f15
165: Leadership and Project Management
Feb 27 2024
165: Leadership and Project Management
Podcast Show Notes – Episode 165 | 02.13.2024 Episode Title: Project Manager or Leader   Episode summary introduction: In this episode, Sean Barnes delves into the distinctions and overlaps between leadership and project management. He discusses the importance of vision, problem-solving skills, flexibility, and adaptability in both roles. The episode also touches on the power of motivation, inspiration, and influence in leadership.   Key Moments 00:00 - Introduction to the episode 01:15 - Leadership vs. Project Management: Roles and Differences 02:39 - The Importance of Vision in Leadership 04:57 - Problem-Solving Skills in Leadership and Project Management 06:01 - Flexibility and Adaptability: Key Traits for Leaders and Project Managers 07:02 - The Power of Motivation and Inspiration in Leadership 10:06 - Overlapping Skills in Leadership and Project Management 11:01 - Influence: A Significant Aspect of Leadership 12:49 - Closing Remarks and Call for Reviews   Host: Sean Barnes Website: https://www.wsssolutions.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/seanbarnes/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/wsssolutions/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/thewayofthewolf/ YouTube: youtube.thewayofthewolf.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_seanbarnes https://www.instagram.com/the_wayofthewolf TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@the_seanbarnes Email: Sean@thewayofthewolf.com Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Way-of-the-Wolf-Podcast/B08JJNXJ6C Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2BTGdO25Vop3GTpGCY8Y8E?si=ea91c1ef6dd14f15
164: Changing Culture and Empowering Women w/ Ilda Andaluz
Feb 20 2024
164: Changing Culture and Empowering Women w/ Ilda Andaluz
Podcast Show Notes – Episode 164 | 02.20.2024 Episode Title: Changing Culture and Empowering Women w/ Ilda Andaluz   Episode summary introduction: In this episode, Sean Barnes engages with Ilda Andaluz, an EVP in a male-dominated industry. They discuss her journey, the use of DISC assessments, and changing organizational culture. Insights on leadership styles, introvert vs extrovert leaders, and leading remote teams are shared. The episode concludes with Ilda's vision for empowering women in the workplace.   Key Moments 00:00 Introduction of guest Ilda Andaluz 01:26 Journey to an EVP role and challenges in a male-dominated industry 08:17 Using DISC assessments and changing organizational culture 17:09 Discussing the transition of Varel and creating a cohesive global culture 27:01 Learning leadership styles and finding your own voice 35:14 Comparison of introvert vs extrovert leaders and leading remote teams 43:59 Empowering women in the workplace: Ilda's mission and vision 49:19 How to contact Ilda Andaluz 49:52 Conclusion & Contact Information   Guest: Ilda Andaluz LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ilda-andaluz-mba-mj-in-law-0b78641/   Host: Sean Barnes Website: https://www.wsssolutions.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/seanbarnes/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/wsssolutions/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/thewayofthewolf/ YouTube: youtube.thewayofthewolf.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_seanbarnes Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_seanbarnes https://www.instagram.com/the_wayofthewolf TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@the_seanbarnes Email: Sean@thewayofthewolf.com Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Way-of-the-Wolf-Podcast/B08JJNXJ6C Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2BTGdO25Vop3GTpGCY8Y8E?si=ea91c1ef6dd14f15
163: Stepping Into Leadership
Feb 13 2024
163: Stepping Into Leadership
Podcast Show Notes – Episode 163 | 02.13.2024 Episode Title: Stepping Into Leadership   Episode summary introduction: In this episode, Sean Barnes discusses the transition from being an individual contributor to a leader, managing fear and learning from failures. He explores the importance of a strong relationship with your manager, addresses leadership challenges, and highlights the role of mentorship in personal growth. The discussion concludes with the significance of setting goals, accelerating personal growth, and the vital role of humility in leadership.   Key Moments 00:00 Introduction and topic preview 01:28 Transition from individual contributor to leader 02:33 Overcoming fear and learning from failures 04:06 Building a strong and aligned relationship with your manager 05:30 Dealing with challenges in leadership and management 07:28 The role of mentorship and mistakes in personal growth 09:04 Setting goals and accelerating personal growth 10:16 The importance of humility in leadership 10:46 Closing remarks   Host: Sean Barnes Website: https://www.wsssolutions.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/seanbarnes/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/wsssolutions/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/thewayofthewolf/ YouTube: youtube.thewayofthewolf.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_seanbarnes https://www.instagram.com/the_wayofthewolf TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@the_seanbarnes Email: Sean@thewayofthewolf.com Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Way-of-the-Wolf-Podcast/B08JJNXJ6C Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2BTGdO25Vop3GTpGCY8Y8E?si=ea91c1ef6dd14f15
162: Redefining Sales w/ Mike Simmons
Feb 6 2024
162: Redefining Sales w/ Mike Simmons
Podcast Show Notes – Episode 162 | 02.06.2024 Episode Title: Redefining Sales w/ Mike Simmons   Episode summary introduction: In this episode, Sean Barnes and guest Mike Simmons delve into topics such as the stigma around sales, the importance of accountability, and tackling toxicity within organizations. They discuss team development, the link between revenue problems and culture, and the need for transparency. The conversation also touches on effective communication, continuous learning, and leadership development.   Key Moments 00:00 Introduction and guest Mike Simmons's career journey 05:26 Discussion on leadership, sales, and stigma around sales 13:08 The role of accountability and pipeline development in sales 19:42 Addressing toxicity in organizations and reevaluating customer relationships 22:36 Developing a robust team and handling organizational challenges 27:54 Revenue problems as culture problems and the role of leadership 33:12 Managing complexity and encouraging cross-functional collaboration 40:14 Promoting transparency and the role of leaders in permeating organizational mission 46:59 Bridging the gap between field and corporate office through effective communication 52:12 The value of continuous learning and alignment in leadership development 1:00:04 Closing remarks, how to contact Mike Simmons, and encouragement to reach out and grow   Guest: Mike Simmons LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikesimmons/ Website: https://catalystsale.com/   Host: Sean Barnes Website: https://www.wsssolutions.com/  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/seanbarnes/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/wsssolutions/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/thewayofthewolf/ YouTube: youtube.thewayofthewolf.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_seanbarnes https://www.instagram.com/the_wayofthewolf TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@the_seanbarnes Email: Sean@thewayofthewolf.com Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Way-of-the-Wolf-Podcast/B08JJNXJ6C Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2BTGdO25Vop3GTpGCY8Y8E?si=ea91c1ef6dd14f15