Posts in Culture
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 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 47: The War Of Art, Part 1

Today, Zac and Errol will begin discussing the book The War of Art by Steven Pressfield.  They dive into it in detail, discussing his ideas of resistance and how they affect not only individuals, even themselves, but teams in tech and everywhere else as well. By being prepared with a contingency plan to start as we’ve covered previously, you can learn how to avoid resistance and accomplish the best possible results.

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Leadership in Tech Episode 41: Interview With Andy Davis

In our 41st episode, season 2, we interview Andy Davis from across the pond. Andy is from London, England, and is the head of marketing at Venturi Group. He also hosts their podcast, Venturi's Voice.  Andy also has a history working with startups, and its through that experience he was able to find his success at Venturi Group and launch their new podcast.

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Leadership in Tech Episode 38: Interview with Brandon Powell

In our ninth episode of Season 2, Zac and Errol are thrilled to go off script and speak with Brandon Powell, an interesting and inspiring individual. Brandon is the owner of Dojo Body and Mind, based out of Charlotte, NC. He is a martial arts aficionado, specializing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Thai boxing, boxing, Kung Fu, Sanshou, and stick and knife fighting. Most notably, Brandon is a 1st generation internationally certified Wim Hof Method instructor. Brandon considers The Wim Hof Method a human technology, and the ultimate health and wellness self defense to maintain strength and vitality. Listen in as Brandon shares his perspectives and experiences working with all types, from the investment banker, to the housewife, to the coder or programmer and everything in between! 

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Leadership in Tech Episode 34: Interview with Jessica Sears

In Episode 34, Zac and Errol are joined by special guest, CEO and Founder of Bold, LLC, Jessica Sears. Jessica, a driven and charismatic entrepreneur, is an executive career coach and speaker, who has made it her mission inspire massive action to help people improve their lives, reach for their dreams, and achieve a healthy balance. Jessica is also an accomplished Account Executive at The Select Group, a technical services firm, and can lend tremendous expertise into the current state of tech. Listen in this week as Jessica, Zac, and Errol dive into tech trends and lifestyle choices!

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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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