Leadership In Tech Episode 49: Process, Pace, and Prioritization: An Interview with Marcus Blankenship
Leadership In Tech Podcast Episode 48: The War Of Art, Part II (Ep. #48)
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!
Leadership in Tech Episode 47: The War Of Art, Part 1
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!
Leadership In Tech Episode 46: No Such Thing As Implied Orders
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.
Leadership In Tech Episode 45: Finding Your Why with Jen Lew (The Re-Release of Ep. 12 from Season 1)
"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.
Leadership in Tech Episode 44: Enforcing Guidelines
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?
Leadership In Tech Podcast Episode 43: Interview With Bryan Peters
This week Zac and Errol discuss the effects that not following guidelines can have, and how best to deal with it. They touch on how psychological safe zones play into predicting a projects success, and how to deal with team members who may be showing resistance.
Leadership in Tech Episode 42: Interview With Daniel Sieberg
Bryan Peters started off with Mechanical Engineering wanting to change the world, to make a lasting effect on it. He first started working in the passenger rail industry, doing what he called "the ghostbusters" work of the train world: coming in to fix problems and make things work and save the day.
Leadership in Tech Episode 41: Interview With Andy Davis
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.
Leadership In Tech Episode 40: Leading, Coding, and Meditating: Interview With Morgan Dix
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.
Leadership in Tech Episode 39: 5 Questions To End 2017
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.
Leadership in Tech Episode 38: Interview with Brandon Powell
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."
Leadership in Tech Episode 37: Interview with Paul Singh
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!
Leadership in Tech Episode 36: Civil - Decentralized Journalism
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.
Leadership in Tech Episode 35: Interview with Steve Acho
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.
Leadership in Tech Episode 34: Interview with Jessica Sears
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.
Leadership in Tech Episode 33: Bitcoin and Decentralization
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!
Leadership in Tech Episode 32: Even Tiger Woods Has a Coach!
In our 7th episode of Season 2, Zac and Errol discuss the concept of decentralization both in the technology sector and leadership, using the example of Bitcoin and blockchain technology. How will this new, unregulated technology impact our world?
Leadership in Tech Episode 31: You Fired Your Top Tech Talent: Happy or Hopeless?
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.
Leadership in Tech Episode 30: Weighing Innovation and a Discussion on Uber
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.
In this weeks episode Zac and Errol discuss the challenges of aggressive innovation, especially in the tech world. Through the lens of Uber, they explore the delicate balance between challenging institutions and disregarding rules and regulations.