Leadership in Tech Episode 32: Even Tiger Woods Has a Coach!

In our sixth episode of Season 2, Errol and Zac review Zac's progress in 1 on 1 leadership coaching with Errol. Zac explains some of his hesitations early on in the process, especially showing the vulnerability to submit to the coaching process. In the end, Zac came to the understanding that the changes he needed to make to become a better leader were small, but the result of making those changes had a huge impact on himself and his business.

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Leadership in Tech Episode 31: You Fired Your Top Tech Talent: Happy or Hopeless?

In our fifth episode of Season 2, Zac and Errol are back to talk about issues that plague technology teams every single day. They reviewed two articles: the first, an article titled: "We fired our top talent. Best decision we ever made." published on Medium's Free Code Camp. The second article is a written response to the first, titled: "You Fired Your Top Talent, I Hope You're Happy." This week you will hear Errol and Zac weigh issues like the difference between taking pride in your work and getting overly emotionally evolved, as well as a breakdown of positive and negative qualities that are rewarded on software development teams depending on culture.

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Leadership in Tech Episode 29: Interview with Sheldon Wolitski

In Episode 29,  Zac and Errol are joined by special guest CEO and Founder of The Select Group, Sheldon Wolitski. The Select Group, a technical services firm, offers three solutions for connecting great companies with IT and engineering resources: managed services, direct placement, and contingent staffing. Listen in as Zac, Errol, and Sheldon discuss current trends in the technology sector, as well as the impact of leadership in technology!

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Leadership in Tech Episode 28: Interview with David Amerland

In Episode 28, our second episode of Season 2, Zac and Errol are joined by special returning guest, renowned author, analyst, and speaker David Amerland. David is the author of soon-to-be released book The Sniper Mind: Eliminate Fear, Deal with Uncertainty, and Make Better Decisions. Zac, Errol, and David also dive in to the recent controversy surrounding The Google Memo and the impact on leadership in technology.

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Season 2 Episode 27: Welcome Back!

Welcome back to Season 2! The more things change the more they stay the same. In this episode, you'll hear an update about what Zac and Errol have been up to since Season 1 wrapped in June. You'll also get to hear their vision for Season 2. The technology industry has been fraught with leadership failures, seemingly one after another; situations like The Google Memo, or Uber. Silicon Valley has grown at a fast and furious pace, and there is a clear need for focus on leadership in technology to catch up with all of the advancement.

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Season 2 of Leadership In Tech Coming Soon!

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! 

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Leadership in Tech Episode 26: The Daily Question

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. 

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Leadership in Tech Episode 25: I Love 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'.  

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Leadership in Tech Episode 24: Grit!

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. 

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Leadership in Tech Episode 23: Providing Proper Guidelines and Enforcing Accountability

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. 

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Leadership in Tech Episode 22: Can You Be Friends With Your Employees?

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. 

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Leadership in Tech Episode 21: Working to Your Level of Capability with James Costa

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.

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Leadership in Tech Episode 20: Interview with David Amerland

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. 

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Leadership in Tech Episode 19: 1 On 1 With the Boss

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.

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Leadership in Tech Episode 18: Will AI Take Over the World? (feat. Ray Plante)

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.

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Leadership in Tech Episode 17: Gratitude with Mark Billows

Mark Billows, creator extraordinaire, joins Errol and Zac this week for episode 17. Mark, who works as a freelance creative director, dives into the topic of leadership and shares poignant thoughts on the topic as it relates to advertising, technology, or virtually any other field. According to Mark, the default operating system of leadership should be gratitude. Leaders today need to change their perspective from mere expectations to an understanding and appreciation of both effort and attention.

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Leadership in Tech Episode 16: Certified vs. Certifiable

This week Errol and Zac discuss the value of obtaining extra certifications and degrees in your professional field. Errol recently received his certification in Executive Coaching under Marshall Goldsmith, and Errol and Zac firmly believe no matter what your experience level, there is always someone to learn from.

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Leadership in Tech Episode 15: Culture, A Success Story

Errol and Zac are excited to present Episode 15: Culture, A Success Story. This week, they interview Pete Welling and Brad Kramer, both employees of CA Technologies, an IT company that helps their customers turn great ideas into business outcomes through app development and IT innovation. Pete and Brad walked Errol and Zac through the relationship between business and IT at CA Technologies, and how it has evolved into a model for successful culture in business today. 

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