Leadership in Tech Episode 67: Interview With Douglas Laux (Part 1 of 2)

This is the first of two episodes where Zac and Errol interview a very special guest. Douglas Laux, a former CIA case officer, joins Zac and Errol to discuss his book and his time in the CIA, JSOC, even when he worked with DHL the trucking/logistics company. They talk about stories from his NY Times Best Selling book “Left of Boom: How A Young CIA Case Officer Penetrated the Taliban and Al-Qaeda” and they compare them to time that Errol spent overseas as well.

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Leadership In Tech Episode 66: Wrapping Up Culture

Today Zac and Errol finish the book, or section, on Culture. Culture is only the 2nd part of the Accountability Funnel. They discuss ways that culture affects the workplace and productivity and health of a company, and how personal cultures and workplace cultures intersect. Tune in to hear them go through what content has been covered in the last few episodes related to culture, and tee off what comes next.

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Leadership In Tech Episode 65: Comparing Cultures, Pt. 2

Our last episode before Thanksgiving, “Comparing Cultures, Pt. 2”, Errol talks more about his time in the FBI. From discussions on the culture, and not the people, being a cause of some of the issues, to more stories about different leaders and ways of handling yourself in the FBI’s culture of ‘no’.

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Leadership in Tech Episode 64: Comparing Cultures, Pt. 1

In today’s episode Zac and Errol compare the cultures of the FBI and the Navy SEALs, concentrating more on the FBI and different problems he encountered in that culture. This is part one of a 2 part series comparing the cultures, with part 2 concentrating on the positive aspects of the FBI culture.

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Leadership In Tech Episode 63: The Best of Season 2

In this week’s episode, our producer Paul Maslany takes us through highlights from episodes from season 2 that he selected personally. Listen in as he narrates each episode’s clips with a behind-the-scenes take on what was going on with each episode, and what made them stand out when he selected them.

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Leadership In Tech Episode 62: Are You A Good 'Culture Fit'?

The guys discuss a topic they saw in an article online on Medium about employers using the term Culture Fit as a codeword for sexism, or basically any non-legitimate reason to not hire someone. Hear how it relates to their own experience with workplace culture and hiring practices from Zac’s tech experience to Errol’s description of SEAL culture.

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Leadership In Tech Episode 61: The Best of Season 1!

In this week’s episode, our producer Paul Maslany takes us through highlights from episodes from season 1 that he selected personally. Listen in as he narrates each episode’s clips with a behind-the-scenes take on what was going on with each episode, and what made them stand out when he selected them.

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Leadership In Tech Episode 59: What's Your Culture?

What is your culture? How does your personal culture affect others? How often are they forced into your culture? Do you transfer your personal culture to work? You’d be surprised at the answers to these, and more.

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Leadership in Tech Episode 58: Harnessing Your Intuition

Today the guys discuss intuition and being a good example as leader. They touch on acting on impulses, and off of emotions. How can we use our emotions, and intuition, and turn them into a process that will be effective regularly? Is there a way you could have done better? Ask yourself that every day, and make sure that as leader your behavior exemplifies the behavior you want in your employees!

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Leadership in Tech Episode 57: Below Zero: Leadership Training with The Wim Hof Method

In today’s episode the guys dive back into The Wim Hof Method, and how applicable it can be to leadership or life in general. They also discuss some examples of not having a way to deal with emotions or “fires” as Errol puts it.

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Leadership in Tech Episode 56: The Accountability Funnel, Part I

In the 56th episode of the series, the 2nd episode from season 3, the guys talk about some of the main topics for this season. They start off with the accountability funnel, and how leaders should handle accountability. They explore what the definition of it is, and what it means to different people.

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Leadership In Tech Episode 55: Welcome Back To Season 3!

Hey everyone, and welcome back to our 3rd season of the Leadership in Tech Podcast Series, brought to you by The Tech OnRamp! We’re very excited to be kicking off our new season finally, and Zac and Errol were eager to start recording and getting down to the topics for season 3!

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Leadership in Tech Episode 53: "Grit!" (Re-Release of Ep. #24/Season 1)

This week we are re-releasing episode 24 from our 1st season. 

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.”

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Leadership In Tech Episode 51: Interview with Erik

Today we have a unique episode, with our first ‘anonymous’ guest, Erik. Erik is using an pseudo alias as his last name, going by Erik “Edgar A. Perry, A Bostonian”  and only spoke with us through an audio connection.

They discuss in detail the inner workings of many tech teams and companies, and how leadership in the tech industry is suffering, although there may be hope yet.  

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Leadership In Tech Episode 50: The Score Takes Care Of Itself

We wanted to thank all of our listeners for sticking with us, and especially those who have been with us since the beginning. Today is our 50th episode, we are halfway to 100 and we hope that you all stick with us for the ride!  Thanks again, and we hope you enjoy what we have today for you.

For this special episode, Zac and Errol are reviewing a great book on leadership by a great leader, the famous NFL Coach Bill Walsh and his book “The Score Takes Care Of Itself”!

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Leadership In Tech Episode 49: Process, Pace, and Prioritization: An Interview with Marcus Blankenship

This week we interview another like mind: Marcus Blankenship! A self described ‘Technical Leadership Consultant and Trainer’ who is a fellow cultivator of leadership in technology!

Today Zac and Errol hammer home our main ideas and reiterate what they have set as the bedrock of their development, exploring the intertwining areas of technology and leadership, how they come together, and how to rise to your position when the time comes to be a leader of tech!

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Leadership In Tech Podcast Episode 48: The War Of Art, Part II (Ep. #48)

This is the 2nd part of a special 2-part episode, following the release of the first part last Thursday, March 1st, 2018.  

Today, Zac and Errol will continue discussing the book The War of Art by Steven Pressfield.  They continue to discuss his ideas of resistance and more!

To hear more about how Zac and Errol interpret, and utilize, the best selling book The War of Art, keep on listening! This book has helped so many people to be more successful and productive. Now it can help you too, with the unique perspective of Zac and Errol to guide you!

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