Due to scheduling complications during the summer break, the previously announced ending to Season 1 has been cancelled. Fans of The Leadership In Tech Podcast Series don't have to worry though, as we are currently revamping the series, making it better for our fans, lining up better guests, and basically just preparing to launch the next season. The launch date for Season 2 is TBD, but check back frequently for announcements and updates! I hope everyone is having a fun, and safe, summer!
In this week's episode Errol and Zac discuss the idea of the daily question, or questions, to be more accurate. Whatever you care about, whatever you want to improve, or whatever you want to know if you even need to improve, should all turn into your daily questions. They are the way you can make sure you are consciously trying to do something or improve something on a regular basis, and to keep track of your success while doing it.
Zac's leadership development plan is laid out this week, and his co-host and leadership coach Errol has no issue stating that he loves it! Zac goes over what his most important principles are, and what qualities he needs to try to improve upon daily. As he lays out his 'Action Plan' he explains the origins of his ideas, as well as expounds on how the findings of his research helped him develop these ideas while Erroll comments on his part in developing the plan, and periodically questions Zac or reminds him of something. They're life experiences make for a good background discussion in relation to his new 'Action Plan'.
This week, Zac and Errol discuss GRIT The Power of Passion and Perseverence, a New York Times bestseller by pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth which shows anyone striving to succeed—be it parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.” Errol and Zac exchange their own experiences with grit, whether it be Errol grinding through BUDs training to become a SEAL, or Zac putting in the work and problem solving his way to the top of his field as a software developer.
This week Errol and Zac pickup where they left off with Zac's one on one leadership training. Together, they reviewed the results of Zac's 360 assessment, and determined Zac needs improvement in providing guidelines and accountability for his team. Listen in as Errol gives some great tips on how to improve in these areas without seeming overbearing or militaristic.
This week Errol and Zac talk about whether or not as a leader, you can be friends with your employees. It's a leadership lesson that every good leader has to learn and the answer isn't simple. According to Errol there is a difference between being friendly and having friendships with subordinates, and it all comes down to maintaining an effective separation.
This week Errol and Zac are joined by James Costa, Founder and CEO of remote based design and development agency Phuse.ca. James' passion for leadership in technology shines through in Episode 21 as the guys discuss important topics including gender diversity and the need for more women in leadership, remote teams, work-life balance, psychological safe zones, and culture.
We are proud to share our twentieth episode, a no holds barred interview with international speaker, author, and business journalist David Amerland. Together David, Zac, and Errol explore facets of leadership in both the business world and the tech world. David, who is a global strategy adviser, blogger, and contributor, is also the author of soon-to-be released book The Sniper Mind, as well as several other books including SEO Help, and The Social Media Mind.
This week, Zac demonstrates courage, humility, and discipline by submitting himself to 1 on 1 leadership training with Errol. Episode 19 marks the first installment in this process, which will be profiled during podcast episodes over the next several months. Witness, first hand, as Zac and Errol embark on the process of growth and self improvement.
Ray Plante, a Platform Architect at NaraLogics joins us this week to discuss Artificial Intelligence. Will AI take over the world? According to Ray, that depends on the us. Leadership will drive the success and ultimate risks associated with AI: it's up to business leaders and teams within organizations to make decisions about what to implement, and to be wise about what types of problems we solve with AI.