Leadership In Tech Episode 46: No Such Thing As Implied Orders

"Have you ever thought about doing that...this way?" We've all heard it before, but when you hear from your boss, what do you do? Is it an order, or is he just giving you a pointer (take it or leave it)? 

Well, that's what our hosts Zac and Errol discuss today on the 46th episode of Leadership in Tech.  Follow along as they approach the issue of 'implied orders' from both the employers, and employees, point of view.

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Leadership In Tech Episode 45: Finding Your Why with Jen Lew (The Re-Release of Ep. 12 from Season 1)

This week we wanted to reiterate important messages that were discussed with the charismatic guest star Jen Lew, our first guest ever, way back in Episode 12 of Season 1.

Zac, Errol, and I think it’s important to remember where you came from, and the building blocks you started with. It’s as important as ever with how hectic today’s world is that we remember our Why?

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Leadership in Tech Episode 42: Interview With Daniel Sieberg

Daniel Sieberg is from Civil, the same company as Matthew Iles, another guest we had on recently (Episode 36: Civil- Decentralized Journalism).

Daniel has a long career in which he has been on TV, mostly while with CNN but occasionally as a Google spokesperson as well. While at CNN, he got his start on television while working simultaneously in the dot com department.  He was there for the rise of the internet, as well as the fall of the twin towers during the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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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 40: Leading, Coding, and Meditating: Interview With Morgan Dix

Welcome back to Leadership in Tech, and Happy New Years! We hope our listeners had a great New Year’s and New Years Eve. In our first episode of 2018, we have on special guest Morgan Dix, a meditation coach, cofounder of aboutmeditation.com and the host of the OneMind Meditation Podcast.

Morgan, Zac, and Errol bring in the new year by discussing meditation, and how it can benefit leaders, tech workers, and everyone else as well.

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Leadership in Tech Episode 39: 5 Questions To End 2017

To end 2017, Zac and Errol used a unique approach for our New Years Special. They ask each other five questions as they explore the year in review and find out which parts of 2017 stood out for each of them. Listen in to our 39th Episode and find out what is on our hosts minds, as they ask each other “5 Questions To End 2017."

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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 37: Interview with Paul Singh

Errol and Zac are excited for episode 37, an interview with Paul Singh. Paul is the founder of Results Junkies, whose mission is to grow start ups and small businesses, everywhere else. Paul is a dad, an entrepreneur, a speaker, and an investor who recently traveled the United States with the goal of meeting as many entrepreneurs as possible, and understanding what it is like to build companies in smaller markets. Paul believes that tech entrepreneurship is everywhere, you don't have to travel or relocate to the Silicon Valley or major markets to find success, and every company is a technology company today.

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Leadership in Tech Episode 36: Civil - Decentralized Journalism

In our tenth episode of season 2, Zac and Errol are excited to share their conversation with Matthew Iles, CEO and Founder of Civil. Matthew and his team at Civil believe decentralization is the key to a free and independent press. And they are using blockchain technology to achieve it. Civil believes the certainty and transparency of blockchain technology can offer a radical new way forward for the journalism industry with open governance and cryptoeconomics. Our discussion today showcases a new way that we view and consume media, and focuses on the erosion of leadership in journalism, and what technologies can provide a better model. It's hard to find a more relevant topic in today's world. 

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Leadership in Tech Episode 35: Interview with Steve Acho

In episode 35, Zac and Errol are joined by technology staffing executive, author, and musician Steve Acho.  Steve manages a staffing technology company, Soltice Consulting Group, and a technology staffing product, Shortro. Steve evangelizes the use of technology to be more human, and helping "change the conversation" in the market, so that organizations can find better fits, and job-seekers and find more meaningful work.

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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 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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